Visit Brixton Market

Between WWI and WWII, Brixton was the third busiest shopping centre in London. It had one of the first department stores in the country and, of course, the famous market halls – now listed buildings.

A more proactive management regime has encouraged a wide range of new tenants which has revitalised the whole area. The Brixton Market tour on 11 October, organised by the Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery and led by local experts from the Brixton Society, will give you an insight into the area’s vibrant history.

Experience the vibrant surroundings of Brixton market here…

Brixton Market Tour
11 October 2014 at 11am
£6, £5 Friends
Buy tickets here

Meet Outside the front of the Tate Library, by the Ritzy Cinema, on Windrush Square Nearest Station: Brixton Access Generally level but there will be some high kerbs

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Shapa Begum

About Shapa Begum

Hi, I’m Shapa Begum, Blog Editor. Born and raised in East Dulwich, I love what I do here at Dulwich OnView, I’m absolutely passionate about south London and reaching out to local communities – you can read about my favourite Dulwich spots on Time Out London and Completely London blog. My role goes beyond editing, I write, review, participate in conferences/events, attend local happenings and oversee the marketing. There’s no rest for the wicked! When not working, I love to read, write, visit museums and spend time with my loved ones.
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  1. It’s strange how things have evolved, my granddaughter who was raised in rural Buckinghamshire near her grandparents farm, now resides in Brixton whilst working in London at Broadcasting House. As I was raised in E.Dulwich my mum used to take me to Brixton and the market in the forties/fifties and now Zoe shops there. In lovely to have something in common with her and talk about the local area together.

    • Shapa Begum 20 Sep 2014

      Thanks for sharing your lovely memories Gill. How nice that you both can talk about Brixton – memories and current happenings. Gentrification is taking over London at the moment, though I know a few areas are fighting back and trying to preserve their area and community. We’d love for you to share your memories as an article with us one day.


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