Brixton directory – services, transport, accommodation, police, council, food, drink and more

Brixton directory - services, transport, accommodation, police, council, food, drink and Brixton FAQ

Welcome to our ever-growing listing of local Brixton resources, including links to details about transport, accommodation, food, drink, Brixton/Lambeth council contacts and more.

We’re slowly transferring over the information resources from our sister site urban75, and updating all the data so we hope to be able to provide a useful collection of useful links as well as answers to frequently asked questions about Brixton.

Some of the links lead to discussions on the urban75 Brixton forums – if you can’t find what you’re looking for below, you’ll almost certainly get an answer on the forum where there is a very active community of locals contributing (there’s nearly a quarter of a million posts in there!).

Please drop us a line to suggest any additional info we should include, and be sure to pop back because we will regularly be updating and expanding this resource.

Accommodation
The BrixtonBuzz hotel, hostel, B&B and guest house accommodation guide
Brixton flatshare thread
Brixton’s rough sleepers: finding help and support

Brixton discussion and chat
urban75 Brixton forums
Loughborough Junction chitter-chatter

Brixton history
Brixton local history with photos, features and ‘then and now’ articles
Lost pubs of Brixton
Lost theatres of Brixton

Entertainment
Comprehensive Brixton what’s on listings
Best pubs to watch sport
Brixton Ritzy – upcoming films, reviews and opinions
Films about Brixton (good and bad)
Best Brixton pubs for watching sport
Brixton venues requiring Photo ID

Food and drink
The ultimate Brixton eating out guide: the best restaurants and cafes in SW2 and SW9
PUBS: Brixton Academy pre-post gig pub and club guide
Midweek drinking in Brixton – Monday to Wednesday pub and bar guide
Late night drinking in Brixton on Thursday nights
SPORT PUBS: The best pubs and bars for watching sport on TV in Brixton
Proper Fish and Chips Brixton/Streatham area\

Health
Late night pharmacies/chemists in and around the Brixton area – listings

Lambeth Council
A-Z of services
Main contact details
Lambeth community web links/Twitter/Facebook etc

Libraries
Brixton library
Lambeth libraries
Lambeth Archives

Local politics, developers and planning issues
Brixton Radar –  All the planning, licensing, food safety and other local happenings from around Brixton
BrixtonGreen – a “community led development” on Somerleyton Road
Council plan to redevelop Somerleyton road/ Ovalhouse Theatre to move to the site
Anyone know anything about Golfrate?
Myatts Fields North massive £150m regeneration project
Holiday Inn coming to Brixton

Parents
A new parents’ guide to baby activities in Brixton – storytimes, sing-alongs and general play

Police stations
Brixton Police Station Main phone number: 101
Opening hours: 24 hours a day
Kennington Police Station
Main phone number: 101
Opening hours: Monday 9-5, Tuesday 9-5, Wednesday 9-5, Thursday 12-8, Friday 9-5, Saturday & Sunday closed.
Streatham Police Station
Main phone number: 101
Opening hours: Monday 9-5, Tuesday 9-5, Wednesday 9-5, Thursday 12-8, Friday 9-5, Saturday & Sunday closed.
More Lambeth police contacts here

Repairs:
Getting a computer fixed
Getting shoes repaired: good cobblers in Brixton
Getting a  camera fixed

Services
WI-FI: A guide to free wi-fi hotspots in Brixton – locations, updates, tips
Recommended local tradesman: find a plumber, electrician, van driver etc in Brixton
Need a passport photo taken in Brixton?
Printers/photocopying
Having mobile phone reception problems in Brixton? Check your network status here

Shopping and street markets
Arts and crafts stores around Brixton
Second hand shops
Brixton Station Road market
Brixton Village and Market Row
Sunday Farmers’ Market

Spaces for rent
Brixton Communitybase
Dance spaces for hire
Brixton Hill rehearsal studios

Sport
Guide to sports in Brixton
Dulwich Hamlet FC
Best Brixton pubs for watching sport
A cyclists guide to Brixton

Transport
Brixton transport – tube, train and bus information plus last/first journey times
Taxi! Listing of taxi and minicab services in and around Brixton, south London
A cylists guide to Brixton – local bike shops, repairs, support groups, racing tracks and cycling clubs
Brixton steam train alert
A cyclists guide to Brixton – local bike shops, repairs, support groups, racing tracks and cycling clubs
Brixton van hire

Venue hire:
Venue hire in Brixton – listing of spaces for private parties, events, birthdays etc

Websites – community
Brixton Buzz
Urban 75
Brixton chat – urban75 forums

Brixton Noticeboard – urban75

Albert Square and St Stephen’s Association
Brixton Blog
Brixton Market
Brixton Neighbourhood Forum
Brixton Pound
Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
Clapham Park Project
East Dulwich forum
Friends of Clapham Common
Friends of Brixton Market
Friends of Streatham Common
Herne Hill forum
London SE1
Living in Clapham
Love Clapham
Loughborough Junction Action Group (LJAG)
Lurking about SE11
Oval Partnership
SE5 forum for Camberwell
South London Press
Streatham action
Streatham pulse
Totally Clapham
Tradescant Road and South Lambeth
Transistional Town Brixton
Urban 75
Virtual Norwood
Weir Estate Residents Association