Brixton is one of the most well-known areas of South London, just a short distance from the river. It has become a popular area for those who want quick access to the centre, but who would also like to enjoy a vibrant, diverse urban environment.
Brixton really is one of the most interesting areas of London. Its past is a colourful one, and it would be remiss not to admit that this area of South London has, at times, had a bad reputation. But the name ‘Brixton’ endures as something quintessentially… London. Not the London of Westminster or The City, but the vibrant, socially and ethnically mixed London that has always made the city a magnet for… well, just about everybody.
Nowadays, visitors to our serviced apartments in Brixton will find a district that has been seriously on the up for a good five or six years. Many will point to the resurgence of Brixton Market and the Granville Arcade, which in 2009 came close to being demolished, but is now a Grade II listed building. But others might point to a rather more drawn-out period of regeneration – some say ‘gentrification’ – that has taken advantage of Brixton’s geographical location within London to pull in a number of more middle-class residents.
Either way, it’s plain to see that Brixton now has a reputation as an exciting and trendy part of the capital to be, with a large number of great pubs and restaurants, as well as incredible live music at the famous Brixton Academy. And the shopping, well, that goes without saying… it’s Brixton, people! Although Brixton has an urban – sometimes even industrial – feel, there are a few options for those who occasionally need to surround themselves with a bit of green space, including Rush Common and the award-winning Milkwood Community Park.
Transport links to our Brixton serviced apartments are excellent, with the A23 London-Brighton road running right through the centre of the district. Brixton also has an underground station on the Victoria Line, and two over ground railway stations.