A Thursday night in Brixton – four photos from around town

A Thursday night in Brixton - four photos

Four photos taken in Brixton on a Thursday night, before the madness of the weekend kicks in.

The photo above is a near deserted Electric Avenue.

A Thursday night in Brixton - four photos

View from the Barrier Block looking over central London. The tall tower to the right is the St George Wharf Tower, which is the tallest residential building in the UK.

A Thursday night in Brixton - four photos

Late drinkers at Market House.

Once a traditional pub known as the Coach and Horses,  it was given a sprinkling of trendy dust in the 1990s, and transformed itself into the IsoBar.

It had no proper seats for a while, so drinkers had to sit on the floor or on little benches and become one with the universe. Or the Mr Sheen floor polish.

A few years later it was the Living Room and the Living Bar which gained a certain notoriety before it self imploded.

Opposite in the Albert, I’d just missed an old school disco act singing along to a backing track to the glow of his friend’s mobile phones. Shame I missed that. It sounded fun.

A Thursday night in Brixton - four photos

“Ra, ra, ra, it’s all back to the Dogstar”, sang Mike Skinner.  If it’s a Thursday, it’s the Get Low DJs on the decks and it’s still worth a visit, even more so given that it’s free to get in and open till 2am.

The hard core nighthawks progressed on to the Atlantis. I went home. It had been a long night.

[Camera used: handheld Olympus E-PL5]