Brixton's most famous place is undoubtably its extraordinary market. More information on the different types of market and also on other key places within Brixton can be found below as well as some maps to help you explore.
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Brixton Market has been the larder of Lambeth since 1870 and is one of the most famous features of Brixton. The outdoor markets are open Monday to Saturday, with a half-day on Wednesday.
The unparallelled range of goods available reflects the diversity of those that live and work in Brixton. Many shoppers are attracted to the markets knowing that they will be able to find specialist food and other items that are difficult to find elsewhere.
You can find out more about how to become a trader on our business web pages.
Electric Avenue is at the heart of the street markets in Brixton and was one of the first electrically lit streets in London. Pope's Road and Brixton Station Road are also street market areas. The street markets are open six days a week with a half-day on Wednesdays. Opening times are as follows:
- Monday: 8am to 6pm
- Tuesday: 8am to 6pm
- Wednesday: 8am to 3pm
- Thursday: 8am to 6pm
- Friday: 8am to 6pm
- Saturday: 8am to 6pm
Brixton's characteristic indoor arcades are called Brixton Village (formerly known as Granville Arcade), Market Row and Reliance Arcade. Popular cafes and restaurants mix with exotic produce stalls throughout these truly unique locations. The full opening times are as follows:
- Monday: 8am to 6pm
- Tuesday: 8am to 11.30pm
- Wednesday: 8am to 11.30pm
- Thursday: 8am to 11.30pm
- Friday: 8am to 11.30pm
- Saturday: 8am to 11.30pm
- Sunday: 8am to 5pm
In 2010 works on an improved main square for Brixton were completed. You can see a slideshow of works on the square on our Flickr pages. At the opening ceremony hundreds of local people celebrated and watched live music and performances as well as a lantern-lit procession by local children. Find out more on the Future Brixton pages of our website.
Find out more about the long-term regeneration proposals for Brixton.
Find out more about the local arts projects in Brixton town centre.
Other places to visit
Other popular tourist and visitor locations in Brixton include; Brixton Academy, which attracts global music stars and features regularly in sell-out tours; the Ritzy cinema, which, built in 1911, was one of England's earliest purpose built cinemas; and also the nearby Brockwell Park.
If you want to be more active try the much loved Brixton Recreation Centreor the temporary ice rink, due to close at the end of 2013.
Discovering all of the night clubs, bars and restaurants in Brixton would be a full-time occupation!