There are three elements to shopping in central Brixton: street markets, covered arcades, and shops. As part of the development of the Saturday markets on Brixton Station Road, the Brixton Society has introduced a monthly Heritage Walk on the second Saturday of the month when the Makers’ Market is held (see the Calendar for dates).
The February walk is now fully booked. Next walk: 14 March 2015. Advance reservations are available for the walk by e-mailing as below. Tickets £3 (includes book) The walk starts from the corner of Beehive Place and Brixton Station Road at 2.30pm and takes around one and a quarter hours.
You can buy tickets on the day from the Brixton Society stall in Brixton Station Road from 12.30 to 2.30pm but please reserve places by e-mail in advance. Look for our stall as we never know where we will be until on the day.
Advance sales through eBay are also available for the walk on 14 March See our eBay shop. Places can be reserved by e-mailing as below until 21.00 Friday 12 March.
Please do book or e-mail to help us in planning for the walk. Brixton Market is busy on a Saturday and group sizes have to be limited.
If you have a Group (6 or more) interested in a walk please contact us to make separate arrangements.
What’s covered in the walk?
The tour shows how shopping grew from nothing to make Brixton South London’s biggest shopping cente by the 1920s. The development of shopping was one of the key elements in the development of Brixton and a vital part of its history. We explore this development as we walk through the various markets and shopping areas. Feedback from one recent walker “truly fantastic. best walking tour I’ve been on in London. huge thanks”.
Included in the walk price is a copy of the book Brixton Markets – a heritage walk, which otherwise retails at £2
Information on the walk and advance reservations from firstname.lastname@example.org
The book has been produced in conjunction with the Brixton Market Traders’Federation C.I.C. Our thanks go to Stuart Horwood and John Gordon of the Federation and Lisa Watson, Managing Director of thinkbignow. The Brixton Market Traders Federation also took the picture above.
The map of the market area on the centre pages of the book is based on an original drawn by local artist Pam Williams. A version in postcard format is available as part of a series of “Brixton Postcards” from the artist; see her website: pamwilliams.co.uk
We are very grateful to Morleys of Brixton for their financial support towards the production costs of the Book of the walk.