A local guide to move in Brixton

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London from above

Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Brixton is a district in South London, part of the London Borough of Lambeth, England. The area is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London.[3] Brixton experienced a rapid rise in population during the 19th century as communications with central London improved. “

What to do in Brixton

Brixton is full of life and things to do. We suggest looking at Timeout for their weekly Brixton event listings to find local activities. Here’s a convenient link to see their upcoming happenings. Having a good grasp of what’s in Brixton and where helps get situated when moving. Our map compiles property price points and other details from this article to outline what’s available in Brixton.

In Brixton, what things may you need?

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Brixton name before moving in the neighbourhood.

The number of hospitals, pharmacies and doctors in Brixton

Brixton has 9 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Lambeth Hospital 108 Landor Road, London 2.6 42
Pavilion Medical Centre Unit 4.01, Piano House, 9 Brighton Terrace, London 2.6 133
Pulross Centre 47A Pulross Road, London 2.9 27
Pulros Brixton, London 1 1
Insight MSK Pavilion Pharmacy, 9 Brighton Terrace, London 5 2
Oak House 108 Landor Road, London 1 1
NHS professional 108 Landor Road, London N/A N/A
Luther King Ward Lambeth Hospital, 108 Landor Road, London 1 3
Sandmere NHS Practice 10-14 Sandmere Road, London 3.7 150

What schools are nearby in Brixton?

Having a nearby school is ideal when relocating. Below is a list of schools located within Brixton

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Evelyn Grace Academy. 255 Shakespeare Road, London 3.2 42
Corpus Christi Catholic School 40 Trent Road, Brixton Hill, London 5 10
Central Film School 72 Landor Road, London 4.1 35
Our World Nursery 9 Knowle Close, London 3.8 5
Singing Studio Robert Bicknell , singing technique, audition preparation, National Tours, West End shows ,rock and pop tours Acre Lane, London N/A N/A
More Curricular Impact Hub, 17A Electric Lane, London N/A N/A
Neter Vital 25 Brixton Station Road, London 4.8 65
LEYF – Brixton Nursery & Pre-School 27 Brixton Station Road, London 5 9
Temple of Minerva 8PQ, 53 Brixton Station Road, London N/A N/A
Precious Memories Day Nursery 85 Wiltshire Road, London 4.2 5
St Helen’s R C Primary School 6A Knowle Close, London 4.6 11
St John’s Angell Town Primary School 85 Angell Road, London 4.3 4
Practical Pre-School St Jude’s Church, Dulwich Road, London N/A N/A
Bunnies On The Green 60, 62 Stockwell Road, London N/A N/A
Effra Early Years Centre 35 Effra Parade, London 4.5 35
Hill Mead Primary School Moorland Road, London 4.4 13
Stockwell Primary School and Children’s Centre Stockwell Road, London 4.5 13
Little Angels Gresham Road, London 3.8 4
The German Kindergarten 213A Railton Road, London 5 1
Stepping Stones Day Nursery 13 Plato Road, London 3.5 8

Post offices in the area of Brixton

Want to send and receive parcels easily? There is no better way to do that than having a post office nearby. Not only do they provide post services but post office in Brixton can provide a wide range of services such as: sending money or subscribing post insurance. Here is the list of post offices in your next area

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Royal Mail Stockwell Delivery Office Stockwell Delivery Office, 1B Wynne Road, London 2.6 149
Brixton Hill Post Office 104-106 Brixton Hill, London 2.4 85
Brixton Delivery Office Royal Mail Brixton Delivery Office, 20 Blenheim Gardens, London 3.7 147
Penfold post box 26 Mervan Road, London 0 0
Brixton Post Office 242 Ferndale Road, London 4.5 213
Quick Check 121B Ferndale Road, London 4.3 6
Royal Mail Parcel Postbox 233A Milkwood Road, London 5 2

Tube & Train stations in and around Brixton

Train and tube stations in Brixton can provide you with direct links to nearby cities and hence, they are a desirable feature for people when deciding on a place to live. Those who move into a city with direct transport links are able to travel further for work and will maybe spend less time commuting. Find a table below about where these transport links are:

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Brixton United Kingdom 3.7 41
Brixton Brixton Underground Station Underground Ltd, Brixton Road, London 4.2 310

Things we love about Brixton

Brixton has a distinct culture and atmosphere. At Cozee we looked at features that define the area’s vibe like food, nightlife, green space, and more. Whether you love to eat or you love to take part in the night life of a city, Brixton has something for your tastes. Explore spots below to get a feel for life here.

Museums & Galleries in the area

An area lives because of the people who live, work and interact. Art is a great way to discover an area in a new way. If you are looking to move in Brixton we definitely recommend that you check for galleries, museums and other cultural institutions. They provide a great source of enjoyment over the weekends.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Black Cultural Archives 1 Windrush Square, London 4.6 454
The Chocolate Museum 187 Ferndale Road, London 4.1 150
African and Caribbean War Memorial London 4.7 7
Raaaas Naomis Yard, 48 Atlantic Road, London N/A N/A
TY Musical by @ICreateNotDestroy 6 Valentia Place, London 1 1
Appach Gallery 49 Appach Road, London N/A N/A

Are there any good pubs in Brixton?

As Londoners, we cherish our local pubs. Brixton has some great go-to spots. From smaller, more family run chains to larger pubs like WeatherSpoons, there is a pub for everyone in the area.

Pub name Name Address Description
Effra Social 89 Effra Road Brixton SW2 1DF Former Antic pub opened in February 2013 in former Effra Conservative Club premises, including a dance hall unchanged since the 1970s.
Elm Park Tavern 76 Elm Park Brixton SW2 2UB This free house is the only pub left on the estate and was substantially refurbished in 2017 and again more recently. It is owned by the same freeholder as King & Co, SW4 and operated by the same company as the White Horse in nearby Brixton Hill.
Hand In Hand 61 New Park Road Brixton SW2 4EN Real ale is occasionally served in this single bar pub with real fire, juke box and two TV sports channels. It was Exmoor Gold on 18 April 2023, GK Old Golden Hen on 19 September
White Horse 94 Brixton Hill Brixton SW2 1QN One or two real ales are served here, an early 18th century inn now popular for late night partying, drinking and dining. Candle-lit tables, comfortable sofas, exposed brickwork and advertising posters create a friendly atmosphere in this ‘DJ boozer’ with fortnightly Sunday guitarist and Wednesday film nights. Children welcome until 6pm. Pool table; TV sports for major events only. Food served all day at weekends. Front patio inside railing has heaters and shelter for smokers. An alternative real ale may occasionally replace the Tribute.
Windmill 22 Blenheim Gardens Brixton SW2 5BZ Small, intimate, friendly and welcoming pub next door to the sorting office, featuring live music every night and appropriately decorated with posters for music gigs. TV sports available. An admission charge often applies after 8pm, depending on the band.
Prince of Wales 169-171 Lyham Road Brixton (SW2) SW2 5PY An old Wenlock house from 1860, changed in the 1930s and still retaining its two bars, wood panelling and other traditional features. The only pub left in Lyham Road, it has a ladies’ darts team, a pool table and TV sports.

Restaurants in the area

Brixton has a range of different eateries. This is important for someone who is moving to an area who wants to be able to eat out and not cook every day. The below table gives you an overview of what options you have.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
SatayBar 447 Coldharbour Lane, London 4.3 1151
Franco Manca Brixton 20 Atlantic Road, London 4.3 1339
The Prince Albert 418 Coldharbour Lane, London 4.3 581
Honest Burgers Brixton Unit 12, Brixton Village, London 4.3 645
Boqueria 192 Acre Lane, London 4.3 621
Fish, Wings and Tings Granville Arcade, Unit 3, Brixton Village, Coldharbour Lane, London 4.3 594
O Cantinho De Portugal 137 Stockwell Road, London 4.3 1397
Nando’s Brixton 234-244 Stockwell Road, London 4.3 1779
Kamome, Japanese Kitchen Unit S19, Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, London 4.3 103
Kai Hung 88 Railton Road, London 4.3 85
KFC Brixton – Brixton Road 467 Brixton Road, London 4.3 1241
The Food Works 10, Arlington Parade, Brixton Hill, London 4.3 33
Sintra Delicatessen 146-148, 146 Stockwell Road, London 4.3 186
Elsantafereno Restaurant Granville Arcade, Coldharbour Lane, London 4.3 350
McDonald’s 518/522 Brixton Road, London 4.3 2743
Ritzy Cinema and Cafe Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, London 4.3 2993
Premier Inn London Brixton hotel 434 Coldharbour Lane, London 4.3 981
The Rum Kitchen Brixton 437 Coldharbour Lane, London 4.3 2186
El Rancho De Lalo 1 Buckner Road, London 4.3 822
Healthy Eaters 17 Electric Avenue, London 4.3 337

What supermarkets are there?

Out of all the other services in Brixton, supermarkets are arguably some of the most important. Take a look at the table below that tells you where the nearest supermarkets are so you can do your shppping conveniently. It would be a shame to move somewhere new and not realise some of your favourite stores aren’t nearby in Brixton.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Waitrose & Partners 38 Porchester Road, London 4.1 618
Planet Organic – Westbourne Grove 42 Westbourne Grove, London 4.1 287
Tesco Express 62-64 Queensway, London 3.4 130
Tawana Oriental Supermarket 18 Chepstow Road, London 3.8 216
M&S Simply Food 54 Praed Street, London 4 220
Tesco Express 114-120 Notting Hill Gate, London 3.6 109
Athenian Grocery 16a Moscow Road, London 4.7 243
Sainsbury’s Local 169 Queensway, London 3.3 18
Little Waitrose & Partners Kensington Gardens 104-105 Bayswater Road, London 3.8 204
Tesco Express 138-144 Queensway, London 3.5 137
Sainsbury’s Local Station Concourse, Paddington Station, London 3 107
The Savanna Paddington R01, Paddington Station, Eastbourne Terrace, London 4.1 48
Sainsbury’s Local 12a Sheldon Square, London 3.9 34
Sainsbury’s Local 75 Queensway, London 3.8 109
Budgens 171-173 Praed Street, London 2.8 54
Europafoodxb ( Le Supermarche) 35 Craven Road, London 4.7 951
Kalinka 35 Queensway, London 3.6 209
Sainsbury’s Local 86-94 Westbourne Grove, London 3.2 49
Food Basics Oriental Superstore 28 Queensway, London 1 1
Simply Oriental Food & Wine 8, 12 Queensway, London 4.1 601

Gyms to stay in shape in Brixton

As remote work becomes more prevalent, there’s a corresponding rise in gym attendance to maintain fitness. With options like David Lloyd, TheGym, and others, Brixton could be instrumental in helping you stay in shape – a valuable amenity in close proximity.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Brixton Recreation Centre 27 Brixton Station Road, London 4.3 932
Afewee Boxing Gym & Football Academy Brixton Recreation Centre, Brixton Station Road, London 4.3 46
Yoga with Holly at Studio 28 Studio 28, The Link Business Centre, 49 Effra Road, London 4.3 N/A
Fitness First Blue Star House, 234-244 Stockwell Road, London 4.3 270
Brixton Street Gym 10 Somerleyton Road, London 4.3 87
Hotpod Yoga Brixton 40 Saint Matthew’s Road, London 4.3 48
Brixton Krav Maga – FEKM Church Hall, CC, 11 Trent Road, London 4.3 88
MoreYoga BRIXTON branch, 139 Stockwell Road, London 4.3 221
Dwaynamics Boxing Gym The Arches, 282 Belinda Road, London 4.3 8
Inner Space 108, Shakespeare Business Centre, 245A Coldharbour Lane, London 4.3 2
Yoga Point Brixton 122 Dalberg Road, London 4.3 63
Joyoga Studio 11 Mervan Road, London 4.3 N/A
Body Alliance Body Alliance, 88 Atlantic Road, London 4.3 20
Yoga for Back Pain 11 Mervan Road, London 4.3 N/A
Preactive Wellness 1 Brixton Hill, London 4.3 1
LevelOut Brixton 10-12 Tunstall Road, London 4.3 46
Anytime Fitness Brixton Ivor House, Acre Lane, London 4.3 6
Waist Trainer Ladies Girdle 28 Atlantic Road, London 4.3 40
Bobby’s Boxing & Fitness Brixton Recreation Centre, Brixton Station Road, London 4.3 65
Activities 4 U Activities 4 U Ltd, London 4.3 N/A

What type of green space is there in Brixton?

One of London’s best features is its many green spaces. See if Brixton offers space for strolls or picnics.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Stockwell Skate Park Stockwell Skate Park, Stockwell Road, London 4.5 287
Windrush Square Windrush Square, Effra Road, London 4.8 13
JB Saltoun Road, London N/A N/A
Trinity Gardens Trinity Gardens, London 4.3 7
Brixton Orchard Brixton Hill, London 4.6 9
Urban Growth Learning Gardens CIC 6 Canterbury Crescent, London N/A N/A
Papa’s Park 10-17 Pulross Road, London 4.6 110
Effra Green 77 Saint Matthew’s Road, London N/A N/A
Coldharbour Lane Open Space Open Space, Coldharbour Lane, Somerleyton Road, London N/A N/A
Fa cup nnj Morval Road, London 5 2
Barnwell Gardens 1 Barnwell Road, London 5 11
Rattray Parklet 92 Rattray Road, London 4.6 21
Max Roach Park Max Roach Park, Villa Road, London 4.1 80
Wyck Forest Garden Millbrook Road, London N/A N/A
Kepler Park 28 Solon New Road, London 5 1
Loughborough Park Loughborough Park, Moorland Road, London 4.2 132
Duck Pond Brixton, London N/A N/A
Solon New Road Park Solon New Road, London 3.7 3
Mallams Mens Green 14 Angell Park Gardens, London N/A N/A
Wyck Gardens Millbrook Road, London N/A N/A

What else is close by?

You are not 100% sure that you want to move in Brixton? Check out our other guides about some nearby areas. You might find your next neighbourhood. The following tables shows the nearby areas within a 3.5km radius.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
West Dulwich See the guide here
Streatham Hill See the guide here
Balham See the guide here
Clapham Park See the guide here
Tulse Hill See the guide here
Dulwich Village See the guide here
Brixton Hill See the guide here
East Dulwich See the guide here
Clapham South See the guide here
Herne Hill See the guide here
Clapham See the guide here
Loughborough Junction See the guide here
Denmark Hill See the guide here
Peckham See the guide here
Camberwell See the guide here
Stockwell See the guide here
Southampton Way Estate See the guide here
South Lambeth See the guide here
Vauxhall See the guide here
Vauxhall See the guide here
Vauxhall See the guide here
Vauxhall See the guide here
Portland Street See the guide here
Walworth See the guide here
Kennington See the guide here
West Dulwich See the guide here
Streatham Hill See the guide here
Balham See the guide here
Clapham Park See the guide here
Tulse Hill See the guide here
Dulwich Village See the guide here
Brixton Hill See the guide here
East Dulwich See the guide here
Clapham South See the guide here
Herne Hill See the guide here
Clapham See the guide here
Loughborough Junction See the guide here
Denmark Hill See the guide here
Peckham See the guide here
Camberwell See the guide here
Stockwell See the guide here
Southampton Way Estate See the guide here
South Lambeth See the guide here
Vauxhall See the guide here

Looking for something more precise? Have a look at our analysis on the property market at the postcode level Check our property prices guides

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