Brixton Market in London

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Brixton Village & Market Row

Top choice in Brixton, Peckham & South London

This revitalised covered market, once the dilapidated 1930s Granville Arcade, has enjoyed an eye-catching renaissance. More than 130 traders have set up shop here, including Brixton originals Franco Manca and Honest Burgers, which have since successfully spiralled into mini London chains. Eclectic coffee shops, craft-beer bars, West African fabric shops and numerous restaurants cohabit with halal butchers, greengrocers and bazaars, and happily some retain the neighbourhood's Afro-Caribbean flavour.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Brixton, Peckham & South London attractions

1. Black Cultural Archives

0.17 MILES

The Black Cultural Archives is the only centre in the country devoted to preserving and telling the stories of African and Caribbean people in the UK…

2. Brixton Windmill


Quite a sight (and terrific photo-op) and built for John Ashby in 1816, this is the closest windmill to central London still in existence. Later powered…

3. Dulwich Picture Gallery

1.58 MILES

The world’s first purpose-built public art gallery, the small Dulwich Picture Gallery was designed by architect Sir John Soane and opened in 1817 to house…

4. Beefeater Distillery

1.63 MILES

Beefeater, established in 1863, is the oldest gin distillery still producing in London. The company opens its factory to visitors on 90-minute tours,…

5. Secret Intelligence Services

1.79 MILES

A post-modern ziggurat by the river colloquially known as 'Babylon-on-Thames' and 'Legoland', the home of MI6 was built in 1994. Rumour attests that a…

6. Dulwich Park


With its hectares of green space and much-loved bicycle hire putting fleets of novel, low-slung bikes under the feet of enthusiastic kids, Dulwich Park is…

7. Battersea Power Station

1.95 MILES

Battersea Power Station is one of South London’s best-known monuments, and it's now being redeveloped into luxury flats and Apple's new London HQ. Built…

8. Beaconsfield Gallery

2.08 MILES

Housed in an old Victorian school, this contemporary art gallery hosts a steady stream of exhibitions, talks and events. The on-site cafe serves ethically…