About Brixton London
Brixton is a colorful district, located just in the center of South London within the London Borough of Lambeth, and circled by Herne Hill, Clapham, Streatham, Camberwell, Tulse Hill and Stockwell. What’s interesting about Brixton is its allure for clubbers, artists, rockers and foodlers, who’ve made Brixton their cultural community center, and enjoying its various enjoyment venues, such as the Brixtron Village market, it’s famous bars and live performance halls, such as Brixton Academy, and it’s many clubs.
Brixton is mainly a residential district, which in a similar fashion to Notting Hill and Peckham, it gone through the gentrification process, which also raised the rental prices in the area. Alongside the residential properties, Brixton is also popular with many start-up companies, which are sharing open space offices in Brixton.
Many cultures found refuge within Brixton, making it a multiethnic community, offering a mixture of tastes and flavors, making it one of the more ethnically diverse areas of London.
Interesting Facts About Brixton’s History
The district is thought to get its name from Lord Brixi, a Saxon lord, whom according to the stories, established a stone barrier to mark an ancient boundary of Surrey. True location of this mystical place is unknown, but it is believed to be on top of Brixton Hill, more specifically at a road Brixton Causeway, which was a known road at the time that used to separate hills of Upper Norwood and marshes of North Lambeth. Another interesting architectural history landmark is an old Ashby’s Mill, also known as Brixton Windmill, which was built in 1816 and remains one of the few surviving windmills in the area.
This district has had quite a disturbing history since the first wave of immigrants hitting its shores in the 1948. After being bombed during World War II, Brixton has seen many riots breaking loose at the 1980’s, as well as high unemployment rates and crime. However, for the last couple of decades and due to the gentrification process, Brixton has substantially changed, and became a sought after residential area for new wave of Londoners looking for accommodation in the inner boroughs of Lonodn.
Accommodation in Brixton
When it comes to housing in this district, tenants can choose between many property types, including gorgeous Georgian and Victorian terraces as well as lower budgeted housing estates. Rental prices in Brixton are on the raise, as the area becomes more and more popular, with an avg. of about 400gbp per week for a decent two rooms flat or if you’re living in a flatshare or houseshare, expect to pay around 90gpb per a single unshared room.
Getting around Brixton using public transportation
Brixton district is rather well connected, and you can catch the tube via the Victoria line on Brixton station (which is the final stop on the Victoria line and just four stops from the city, and the tube in Brixton is located in Travel zone 2), or alternatively – you can catch the Overground or the many busses running in the borough.