Bed and Breakfast
372 Wandsworth Road, Clapham, SW8 4TEShow on map
The newly decorated Chelsea Guest House is a very affordable establishment situated on the south bank of the River Thames, in between Battersea and Clapham. The hotel resides in a charming Georgian, colonnaded... Read More »
3 star classic hotel
9-13 Clapham Road, Kennington, SW9 0JDShow on map
This good quality budget hotel in South London is 0.1 miles from Oval Underground station, which is on the Northern Line in Travelcard Zone 2. Vauxhall station (0.7 miles away) is a National Rail, London... Read More »
Pub / Hotel
Windmill Drive, Clapham Common, Clapham, SW4 9DEShow on map
"A pub-hotel which gets great reviews" It's no secret that a Londoner's social life largely revolves around the many pubs of the city, so for a quintessentially British experience, why not stay in one during... Read More »
3 star modern hotel
87 South Lambeth Road, London, Vauxhall, SW8 1RNShow on map
The Comfort Inn Vauxhall offers two person double jacuzzi baths The 3-star Comfort Inn Vauxhall Hotel provides basic accommodation within southwest London. ♦ It is close to Vauxhall Bridge... Read More »
Bed and Breakfast
685 Wandsworth Road, Battersea, SW8 3JEShow on map
Clapham Guest House is a rather elegant low-cost hotel situated on the Wandsworth Road in the Clapham area of London, south of the River Thames. The hotel is housed in an attractive guesthouse in a quiet,... Read More »
3 star modern hotel
Old South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, SW8 1RNShow on map
The 3-star Comfort Inn Vauxhall Hotel provides basic accommodation within southwest London, close to Vauxhall Bridge on the river Thames, which leads to Pimlico and Westminster. The Comfort Inn may be basic,... Read More »
4 star classic boutique hotel
29-33 Camberwell Church Street, Camberwell, SE5 8TRShow on map
The Church Street Hotel is a stylish 31 room, 4 star hotel which is based in Camberwell, South West London. The closest tube station to the Church Street Hotel is Oval. This lies in Zone 2 of the Underground... Read More »
80-81 Clapham Common South Side, Clapham, SW4 9DQShow on map
Euro Hotel Clapham is housed in an extraordinarily charming building, with a turreted spire on one side, giving it a distinct Harry Potter vibe. Situated in a quiet part of Clapham Common, with views... Read More »
90-93, Clapham Common South Side, Clapham, SW4 9DJShow on map
The Euro Lodge Clapham is housed in an attractive, 18th century, red-brick building just a few steps from Clapham Common in southwest London. The area is quiet and peaceful and good for transport links into... Read More »
3 star urban cool hotel
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Brixton is a vibrant multi-cultural area in South London with a large street market, an excellent mixture of high street shops and small independent retailers and superb venues for music, nightlife and entertainment.
The area has residential streets of houses, many of which were built in the Victorian era when Brixton was a well-to-do middle class suburb that grew up due to its railway connections linking Central London with the port of Dover. In 1880, Electric Avenue was so named after it became the first London street to be lit by electricity. In the 1920s, Brixton had the largest shopping centre in South London with major department stores. Today, Brixton is still a bustling shopping area, mainly around Brixton Road and Brixton Market. Morleys of Brixton is an independent department store that survives from the 1920s.
Today, Brixton is London’s most famous multiethnic community, with around 24 percent of its population being of African and Caribbean descent. After the Second World War, many immigrants from the West Indies settled in Brixton. They were followed by a large Portuguese community, with part of Brixton being call Little Portugal, and people from other parts of Europe.
The area became run-down in the mid-20th century and had a reputation for social unrest, culminating in the Brixton Riots of the 1980s. However, since the 1990s, Brixton has undergone gentrification, resulting in a high influx of white middle-class residents who like being very close to Central London in an area with a thriving Bohemian art scene.
New art galleries, delicatessens, bars, cafes and vintage clothing stores, particularly in and around Brixton Village Market, have opened. Brixton Market sells a range of Afro-Caribbean products and reflects other communities in the local area with Indian and Vietnamese supermarkets and South American butchers among the shops and stalls. There is a farmers market on Brixton Station Road, open every Sunday morning.
Brixton was one of the first inner city Transition Towns in the UK, to boost regeneration. Brockwell Park hosts the annual Urban Green Fair. The area also has its own Brixton Pound, launched in 2009. The Brixton Pound is a local currency that is available as an alternative to the pound sterling and is accepted by local shops to boost the economy and help independent businesses. There is also an electronic version of the currency where users can pay by text message.
The council funded a series of murals in the area, portraying nature, politics, community and ideas. The surviving murals include the Brixton Academy Mural by Stephen Pusey, in Stockwell Park Walk, showing a mixed group of young people and intended to portray the natural harmony that could be found between children of mixed backgrounds in local schools.
Entertainment is the reason many people visit Brixton. It has a significant clubbing and live music scene. Large venues include Brixton Academy, The Fridge and Mass at St Matthew's Church. A range of smaller venues such as The Prince Albert, The Prince/DexClub, The Windmill, The Dogstar, Jamm, The Telegraph, Plan B, South Beach Bar, The 414, The Effra Tavern, Upstairs at the Ritzy, and The Grosvenor are a major part of London's live music scene. In recent years Brixton has been at the forefront of UK Grime/Hip-Hop and Rap music scene, with many local artists being YouTube, Twitter and iTunes chart sensations. The Brixton Splash is an annual one-day street party held since 2006, celebrating cultural diversity. The area is also home to The Ritzy Cinema, which was one of England's first purpose-built cinemas. Brixton hotels are popular with those who want to enjoy all this lively area has to offer.
There are very good transport connections in the area. Brixton tube station is the southern terminus of the Victoria line of the London Underground, in Travelcard Zone 2. Southeastern operate trains through Brixton railway station between London Victoria and Orpington.
Brixton sits on several main roads. The A23 London to Brighton road runs north-south through the area and the A203 links to Vauxhall Bridge along with the A204 and A2217. Brixton is a major hub for many London bus routes, including night buses. The area is outside the London Congestion Charge Zone.