Local area guide

Living in Brixton Hill

Thinking about moving to Brixton Hill? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools are like, transport connections and so much more.

Your guide to moving to Brixton Hill

Why Brixton Hill is a good place to live

Brixton Hill is a vibrant neighbourhood teeming with an eclectic mix of local pubs, restaurants and cafes.

The area boasts some of South London's most cherished local pubs, featuring everything from gastro fare to specialist bars serving local craft beers.

If you're a foodie enthusiast, you'll relish the mouth-watering cuisine on offer, from Caribbean and Jamaican to Asian and Ethiopian.

Brixton Hill is home to the iconic and independent Ritzy Cinema, which brings vintage charm to the neigbourhood.

Nearby Brockwell Park is a great place for strolls, morning runs and outdoor swimming at the lido. With a BMX track, tennis and basketball courts and an outside gym, there are also two cafes for a rewarding latte and slice of cake.

What's Brixton Hill famous for?

Brixton Hill is famous for its rich history with the River Effra, which now runs underground, part of Sir Joseph Bazalgette's ingenious design.

The area also houses the historic Brixton Windmill, a structure embedded in the heart of Brixton Hill, signifying its historical richness.

Brixton Prison can also be found here, with its much-loved restaurant The Clink, where food is prepared and served by inmates.

Things to do in Brixton Hill

Brixton Hill offers a vibrant and eclectic music scene, with venues like the Electric Social, the Fridge and the Windmill all offering unique and diverse sounds across various genres.

Take a stroll and lose yourself in the labyrinth of Brixton Market, perfect for date night or meeting up with friends.

And when it comes to green spaces, Brockwell Park offers some of the most fabulous views out over London, with cafes, a lido, playground, BMX track, basketball courts and buzzing summer festivals guaranteed to delight.

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Properties currently for sale in Brixton Hill

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Transport in Brixton Hill

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in Brixton Hill.

Local connections

0.1 miles / 0.2 km
National Rail
0.2 miles / 0.3 km
Clapham North
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
Loughborough Junction
National Rail
0.7 miles / 1.1 km
Clapham High Street
National Rail
0.8 miles / 1.3 km
Herne Hill
National Rail
0.8 miles / 1.3 km

Schools in Brixton Hill

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Brixton Hill.

Education in Brixton Hill

JUS Education
Ages: 11 - 16 years old
Sudbourne Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Hill Mead Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
South Bank University Sixth Form
Ages: 16 - 19 years old
Trinity Academy
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Stockwell Primary School
Ages: 2 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)

Local pubs in Brixton Hill

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  • Prince of Wales

    London SW9

    The Prince of Wales pub & POW form a large music venue with two-tier outdoor roof terrace in Brixton. A great location for late night drinking and dancing.

  • Barrio Brixton

    London SW2

    After all the talk, we're now walking. We're proud to announce our new bouncing Barrio Brixton baby. With a spotlight on Peru, enjoy super fresh ceviche to melt in the mouth skewered meats. Your other Latin classics aren’t forgotten too.