Brixton Market has a wonderful choice of world produce at reasonable prices. The market sells a wide range of foods and goods but is best known for its African and Caribbean produce, which reflect the diverse community of
Eating in Brixton Market
Grocery shopping in Brixton Market
Art and shops in Brixton Market
Brixton and surrounding areas of Lambeth. There is some controversy over the selling of live African snails. As of 2009, this practice is still continuing in the covered market areas.
The London Borough of Lambeth manages the Street Market. The covered arcades have always been in private ownership, although substantial public funding was provided for their refurbishment under the Brixton Challenge grant scheme.
Brixton’s cosmopolitan roots are reflected in its bustling market, which has a huge range of food and clothes stores, many of West Indian origin.
Nowadays, the market has expanded to cover several areas of Brixton.
Electric Avenue: the centre of the street market is on your left when you exit Brixton Tube Station. The original market that was once protected by extended awnings running the length of the street, which sells fruit and veg and clothes stores.
Brixton Village: large covered market with an eclectic mix of shops including a tattoo studio, cafes, Caribbean bakery, several fishmongers and all kinds of unsavoury trays of animal produce. Not for sensitive veggies!
Brixton Station Road: the outdoor market mainly sells second hand clothes and bric-a-brac with some electric goods of uncertain origin.
Market Row: another big covered market with a large selection of stores including Franco Manca, Brixton’s infamous pizzeria.
Reliance Arcade: short and narrow covered market running between Brixton Rd and Electric Lane. Stalls include children’s clothes, camera/watch shop and a vacuum cleaner spare parts store!
Shops: 8am-7pm and more, seven days a week.
Street trading: 8am-6pm daily, except Wednesday till 3pm and Sunday closed all day.
Market arcades: 8am-6pm, Late Night Thursdays till 10pm and not open Sundays
Getting to Brixton Market
Brixton Market is in the heart of Brixton. Perhaps view a MAP of the area before your visit to further plan your trip.
Brixton Tube Station is on the Victoria line. At the top of the exit stairs turn left, and Electric Avenue is the first street on the left.
Lambeth Council supplies information on car parking locally. The market is within the black cab area, so there’s taxis too.
Or catch a bus: P4, P5, 2, 3, 35, 37, 45, 59, 109, 118, 133, 159, 196, 250, 322, 333, 345, 415, 432.
Transport for London’s JOURNEY PLANNER will be able to help you plan your visit.