What’s good in your hood: Brixton by Gemma

My top places in the Brixton area:

Brixton Village Market


When I lived in Brixton in 2011/2012 this area was selling fruit, veg and hair pieces only. I moved back to Brixton in 2014 and wow, what a difference! This is a great place to meet friends, people-watch and eat tasty food! My favourite place to eat in the market are Fish, Wings n’ Tings and Mama Lan’s.

Check out Time Out’s video of the area:


Brixton Brewery

Located in the railway arches in the heart of Brixton, they open the doors on Saturday afternoons to visitors, usually from 12-4pm. You can chat to the staff, buy Brixton beers to drink in or take-away! This small, local business has thrived with the support of the local restaurants and residents. My husband, Ewan, and I like to support local businesses and this is one that Ewan can support easily as he loves their ale!


Brockwell Park


Located about 10 minutes walk from Brixton tube, this park was created in 1811 and became a public park in 1892. The park is unique as it mixes new developments (tennis courts, basketball courts, childrens play areas, BMX track) with the unique identities from past eras. I love it for the view of London (The Shard, The London Eye, The Gherkin), the Lido where you can swim outside in the summertime and the ice-creams from Brockwell Hall cafe! They also host great events there including Fireworks on bonfire night and the Lambeth County Show in July!


Herne Hill Farmer’s Market

Herne Hill has a real feeling of being in a British village which is a nice escape from bustling London. Every Sunday they host a Farmer’s Market – fresh produce from around the UK to eat there or take home to make a roast dinner, craft tables, yummy pastries and sourdough breads. We bought our Christmas tree from here too last year!




This pub is well known for hosting great live music every week. The music is eclectic and includes Latin, Regae, Afrobeat, Ska, Hiphop and Funk! It’s just £3 entry on Friday and Saturday nights too – but be prepared to queue if you arrive late! I don’t recommend this to those wishing to have a quiet evening, I’d describe the venue as raucous with a lively beer garden! They also have tents on the yard selling yummy Mexican food at affordable prices! Please note – this venue is for those aged 21 and over!


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