London is filled with fascinating sights to explore while you’re in the city, and Brixton is certainly one of the most varied and intriguing for those looking for a new neighbourhood to explore. Whether you’re looking for great food, local attractions or landmarks, there’s plenty here to enjoy. Here’s our guide to the best things to add to your itinerary…
There are seemingly endless parks and green spaces throughout the city, but if you want to get away from it all during your stay at the M By Montcalm, then a trip to Brockwell Park provides the perfect solution.
During the summer months, it’s a fantastic place to enjoy a picnic or sunbathing – and during the colder months of the year you can always wrap up warm and indulge in a walk. With ornate flower gardens, a children’s playground and ponds all on-site, you’re assured year-round entertainment for all the family.
If it’s local culture you’re after, then a trip to Brixton mainstay The Ritzy is a must see on any list of things to do in Brixton. The venue caters to an eclectic clientele with an equally varied roster of entertainment, with a genuinely ‘old school’ feel which has made it popular with both locals and visitors alike. There is a cafe upstairs and the property hosts regular club nights as well as film screenings for both mainstream and independent fare.
Brixton has earned a great reputation for live music, and this is arguably the best venue for catching a show in the area, as well as one of the best live music spaces in the whole of London. During your visit to the M by Montcalm, be sure to head here for a diverse selection of music from across all genres.
Brixton Village & Market
Londoners love a good market, and while you are staying in the city, visiting one for yourself is a fantastic way to get into the spirit of the city. At Brixton Market, anything goes – there’s always plenty happening in this sensory paradise of flavours, sights and aromas, and you might just find yourself a bargain!
With two indoor markets to choose from, this is the real centre of London’s foodie side – and provides a home for around 130 different independent traders. There are plenty of great dishes to choose from, but it’s also about much more than food – here you’ll find independent boutiques providing everything from jewellery to home décor, music, clothing, art and much more.
There are regular flea markets throughout the month, as well as retro and vintage markets.
Shipping containers form the backbone of this remarkable space, which again helps to represent independent traders offering unusual flavours and new ideas. There is a greenhouse space where visitors can enjoy communal dining, and regular entertainment events throughout the year. While the space is open for all seasons, it becomes an open-air idyll during the summer.