Brixton embraces its unapologetically unpolished reputation. Evolving from a site of controversy and struggle during the 1990’s, Brixton has steadily increased its appeal without losing much of its cosmopolitan make-up. The neighborhood replaces Britain’s acclaimed architecture and posh boutiques with homespun culture and more than a bit of crass. Invitingly alternative, the neighborhood’s energy emanates from the shops along Electric Avenue to the art galleries, local markets, and pop-up restaurants in Brixton Village Market.See 167 places to stay Save this neighborhood
A Bastion of Cosmopolitan Communities
Brixton, one of the oldest quarter of London, has everything. A great cinema in the Ritzy, some smartish bars, a range of great restaurants, as multicultural as its community, and a busy street vibe."
A Culinary World Under One Roof
Brixton Village has a great artisan market with fresh quirky restaurants and vintage clothing and craft shops, an independant cinema, coffee shops and a big department store in it's centre. Its residential streets are beautiful, with leafy rows of terraced houses and convenience stores on every corner. Enjoy the best of both world being in a vibrant local neighborhood yet close to London's centre ..."
Movie Venues and Music Venues
I liked that the neighborhood was more residential, so you can get a feel for what it's like to really live in London."
Visited in 2013
A Look Around the Neighborhood
Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
French photographer Antoine Breant has now lived in London for the past two years. This project for Airbnb gave him a chance to explore new spaces within London, get acquainted with the British way of life, and encounter a new dimension of the city.
Chris has worked as a London-based photographer for seven years. He specializes in architectural, interior, and real estate photography, and his various commissions include global magazines and websites across the globe. This project for Airbnb has given Chris the chance to explore and discover London's deep diversity.
Sophie Carr is a London-based freelance travel photographer who specialises in landscapes and cities. Her love of travel has taken her to many far-flung parts of the world, but home will always be London. Brought up near London, she has lived in the city for almost 20 years, and loves to explore its varied neighborhoods. She loved shooting her home city for Airbnb, and hopes her photos will encourage visitors to come to her local neighborhoods.
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