Living in Brixton area information and guide

Brixton area overview

With a great energy, nightlife and strong sense of community Brixton has never lost its appeal to young renters and buyers. Its lively street life makes it popular with young sharers who rent large flats or houses, while its Victorian houses attract familes who can't afford neaby Clapham where prices are far higher. The area is a busy shopping district with one of London's most vibrant Caribbean markets.

Nightlife is plentiful and trendy talked about restaurants and bars and popping up all the time.There is a lot of debate around whether Brixton is going through a process of generic gentrification or an exciting renaissance but its a facts that new art galleries, delicatessens, bars, cafes and vintage clothing stores, particularly around Brixton Village Market have sprung to live there.

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Key statistics for
Brixton SW9

Rentonomy Ratings1
Price:
Transport:
Shopping & Leisure:
£ £ £ £ £
People Profile1
Type:
Largest Age Group:
Largest non-UK nationalities:
Multicultural Towers
< 20 years old
Jamaica, Nigeria, Portugal
Rentonomy ratings are based on actual data

What areas are there in Brixton?

Brixton contains the following neighbourhoods defined by Rentonomy:

  • Liberty Street (SW9 0)
  • Brixton Road (SW9 6)
  • Loughborough Road (SW9 7)
  • Brixton (SW9 8)
  • Stockwell (SW9 9)
Note: most expensive / cheapest postcodes based on weekly rental values for a 2 bed property

Transport in Brixton

Stations Lines Nearest Central Terminus1
Stockwell
Victoria
Northern
Oxford Circus (12 min)
Brixton
Southern
Victoria (9 min)
Brixton
Victoria
Oxford Circus (14 min)
Loughborough Junction
First Capital Connect
Blackfriars (8 min)
Clapham North
Northern
Leicester Square (12 min)
Clapham High Street
Southern
Victoria (10 min)
Oval
Northern
Leicester Square (10 min)
Wandsworth Road
Southern
Victoria (9 min)
Clapham Common
Northern
Leicester Square (14 min)
Denmark Hill
Southeastern
Victoria (9 min)
Vauxhall
South West Trains
Waterloo (4 min)
Vauxhall
Victoria
Oxford Circus (9 min)
Herne Hill
Southeastern
Victoria (9 min)
Kennington
Northern
Leicester Square (8 min)
Queenstown Road (Battersea)
South West Trains
Waterloo (8 min)
1Central Terminus represents one of the six most common destination stations in Central London through which all London Underground lines pass. No termini are shown for Overground Stations as mostly these don't have stops within the West End

Information on the people

Largest Age Group: < 20 years old
 
<20
 
20 - 29
 
30 - 39
 
40 - 49
 
50 - 69
 
60 - 74
 
75+
Largest Non-UK Nationality: Jamaica

Jamaica

19% of non-UK born population

Nigeria

14% of non-UK born population

Portugal

10% of non-UK born population

Type: Multicultural Towers

Here you'll find lots of flat-dwellers from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds, renting mostly from the council in large purpose built blocks.

Source: Experian

Places in the local area

We've teamed up with Greatlittleplace.com to help you discover some local treasures in this area, from great bars and restaurants, to open spaces, shops and markets.

This map shows the main points for the following locations:

Pubs & Bars
Restaurants & Cafes
Open spaces
Shops & Markets

New local treasures added regularly so keep popping back!

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