Christmas Cards

We are pleased to announce that we have produced a quality Christmas card for sale. The A4 cover features a colourful poster for the 1949 pantomime, Goldilocks and the Three Bears at the Empress Theatre, Brixton. On the back, there is a potted history of the theatre, and inside says Merry Christmas. They are being […]

Lambeth Heritage Festival

The Lambeth Heritage Festival is back in September with more exciting events than ever. Thoughout the month there will be events all around the borough celebrating our great local heritage. There are many in and around Brixton being put on by us and other groups. The Local History Fair will be on Saturday 2nd in […]

Pope’s Road Hondo Tower

The news that the applicant has withdrawn this proposal has been widely reported and is very welcome indeed. The Brixton Society was one of many objectors to this totally inappropriate development. We trust our detailed analysis of its very many faults contributed to the outcome. Unfortunately, the applicant appears shameless in their withdrawal letter. Over […]

Stockwell Brewery

The latest article on our Local History page is by John Sheridan and tells the story of Stockwell Brewery. Find it here.

Local History Walks are Back!

We are expecting to be able to run a full programme of walks from the beginning of April this year. Deatils of our walks and how to book are on our Events page, here. Other walks in Lambeth may be found alongside ours in a leaflet produced by the Lambeth Local History Forum.


As the final Covid-19 restrictions are being lifted, we plan to resume live events from the beginning of April. These will include our regular, monthly Brixton Market heritage walks, other heritage walks, our Committee Meetings moving from Zoom to live, attendance at the Lambeth Country Show, and other events. Details will appear on our Walks/Events […]

Christmas Bazaar

Join the Friends of Brixton Library for a Christmas Bazaar, Saturday 11 December 2021, 11am-3pm, Brixton Oval SW2 1JQ


Despite overwhelming objections, Lambeth’s planning committee gave unanimous approval to the Roper’s Walk planning application yesterday (23rd November). The image shows how out-of-keeping with the landscape the proposal is. It is from the Brixton Blog website which has covered the case extensively HERE.  The Brixton Buzz gave a blow-by-blow account of the meeting HERE. All […]


Annick Alet about to place a wreath at the African Caribbean War Memorial on Windrush Square on behalf of the Brixton Society. Photo: Marilyn Rogers.


The Brixton Theatre was bombed in WWII; our music hall, the Empress Brixton, was turned into a cinema in 1957 and later demolished. At last, we are going to see a new theatre opening in Brixton. Brixton House theatre has been built on the corner of Coldharbour Lane and Somerleyton Road. As the final fitting […]