London City Guide: 244 Best Travel Tips from London Locals

Brixton in London

Why locals love it

Brixton's history is a eccentric patchwork of thriving beginnings, WW2 bombings, depressions, riots and immigration. What's left today is a regenerated vibrant scene, home to huge markets, international cuisine, shopping, night life and London's Caribbean community.

Why you should visit it

You can't go past Brixton Village Markets for some of London's best independent eateries and produce suppliers. Of a night the place comes alive, with Electric Brixton, Brixton Academy and PlanB showcasing London's best live Electronic and Drum & Base line-ups.

Special tip

Quickest way to Brixton is Victoria Line South.

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