Brixton, London: Cool Things to Do and See

England, London Guide (B): Brixton, London: Cool Things to Do and See

You will notice the difference as soon as you step out of the underground station. This place has character. This is not your typical polished London touristy area. It’s busy, noisy and happening.

That’s not the only thing that makes Brixton unique. It has a sense of community that’s hard to find in a big city. At the same time it welcomes visitors with a very nice range of things to do, places to eat and a great nightlife scene.

The easiest way to get to Brixton is to take the Victoria line on the London Underground. It’s the last stop when you go south. It may seem a bit far if you are new to the city, but in fact getting to Brixton station should take you no more than 15 minutes from central London (from Oxford Circus Station). When you arrive, cross the street and the first thing you’ll see is one of the most famous pieces of street art in London – the Bowie Memorial.

David Bowie grew up in Brixton and this mural was painted by artist James Cochran back in 2013. After his death it became a shrine. People write messages and leave flowers, photos and letters next to the wall. If you’re curious to know more about Bowie’s Brixton, you can take a Bowie-themed guided tour around Brixton! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Brixton, London: Cool Things to Do and See
Guide Location: England » London
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Bowie Memorial   Brixton Village   Electric Avenue   Ms Cupcake   Pop Brixton   Black Cultural Archives   Remakery   Upstairs at the Ritzy   The Blues Kitchen   Hootananny Brixton   Brixton Jamm   The Brixton Academy  
Author: Tal Hayoun
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