Brixton Markets Heritage Walks

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. For the date of the next walk, see our Events page.

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 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.

The walk starts from the corner of Beehive Place and Brixton Station Road at 2.30pm and takes around one and a quarter hours.

Advance reservations are available by emailing as below. You can then collect and pay for your tickets on the day from the Brixton Society stall in Brixton Station Road from 12.30 to 2.30pm. Look for our stall as we never know where we will be until on the day. Reservations by email are taken until the Friday before the walk or until the walk is full.

Please do book or e-mail to help us in planning for the walk 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.


The Market has many small passages and we regret it is simply not possible to take a group round safely in the current circumstances.

Please email

Advance sales through eBay are also available for the walk – see our eBay shop.