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 introduced a monthly Heritage Walk on the second Saturday of the month when the Makers’ Market is held. For the date of the next walk, see our Walks/Events page. Market walks were suspended due to the Covid pandemic but will start again in April 2022.
The tour shows how shopping grew from nothing to make Brixton South London’s biggest shopping centre 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 walker: “Truly fantastic. Best walking tour I’ve been on in London. Huge thanks”.
Included in the walk price of £5 per adult is a copy of the book Brixton Markets – a heritage walk, which otherwise retails at £2.
The walk starts from the corner of Beehive Place and Brixton Station Road at 2.30pm and takes around one and a quarter hours.
Booking for each walk will be through Eventbrite. As booking opens the link for that walk max 12 tickets will be on the relevant event listing. Please book to avoid disappointment. 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.
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