Walking in Brixton?

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Walking in Brixton?

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 09 Apr 2017, 21:03

In two weeks time I'll be in London again for a couple of days.
I just realised I've never been to Brixton.

Is it safe?

What should I see there, places to eat, things to do?
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Re: Walking in Brixton?

Postby Diamond Dog » 09 Apr 2017, 21:08

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Re: Walking in Brixton?

Postby Copehead » 10 Apr 2017, 02:56

Walk In My Shadow wrote:In two weeks time I'll be in London again for a couple of days.
I just realised I've never been to Brixton.

Is it safe?

What should I see there, places to eat, things to do?


Brixton has a thriving street food stall scene in the old covered market you should certainly go there for lunch and try bits from loads of places.
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Re: Walking in Brixton?

Postby K » 10 Apr 2017, 07:02

Then I'm walking in Brixton
Walking with my feet ten feet off of Camberwell
Walking in Brixton
But do I really feel the way I feel
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Re: Walking in Brixton?

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 10 Apr 2017, 10:09

K wrote:Then I'm walking in Brixton
Walking with my feet ten feet off of Camberwell
Walking in Brixton
But do I really feel the way I feel



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Re: Walking in Brixton?

Postby The Savage Young Gash » 10 Apr 2017, 10:37

Diamond Dog wrote:The Slider is your man.

I was born in Atlantic Rd, Brixton but left London when I was five.


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Postby Walk In My Shadow » 10 Apr 2017, 21:01

Where's The Slider when you need him?
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Re: Walking in Brixton?

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Walk In My Shadow wrote:Where's The Slider when you need him?



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Re: Walking in Brixton?

Postby The Slider » 15 Apr 2017, 08:15

Sorry, been busy.

here's my twopenn'orth

Brixton is an interesting place, but probably only to people who have a history there.
It is certainly not worth a visit for anything other than to maybe sample the now vibrant street food scene in the arcades.
The beautiful old sweeping streets of Electric Avenue and Atlantic Rd, which were remarkable, grand places when they were built, are now no more than rather grotty and grubby thoroughfares crammed with unsanitary looking halal butchers. The pong of carrion after hours is something staggering.
The Market Row and Granville Arcades are a little more of a draw. They are nothing like what they used to be, really, but they both have very interesting places to eat.
The main drag is characterless nowadays. But it is always buzzy.
The architecture of Brixton is utterly magnificent.
It straddles Arts Nouveau and Deco.
BUt you have to look up the whole time to see it.
And have strong visualisation skills.

I love the place, but that is mostly down to my memories.
Its a bit of a charmless shithole nowadays, with almost none of its former West Indian character.
It is more of a cultural hodge podge today - with as much a taste of Lagos, Lahore and (overspilled from Stockwell) Porto as Kingston.

But go look and see for yourself.
Go hungry.
Ah but I was so much younger then.
I'm older than that now.

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Re: Walking in Brixton?

Postby The Slider » 15 Apr 2017, 08:18

oh, yeah. And it is totally safe, unless you wander down Coldharbour lane past Atlantic Rd after dark, looking like a tourist.
You may end up with the full Dreadlock Holiday experience
Ah but I was so much younger then.
I'm older than that now.


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