Within the London Borough of Lambeth lies the district of Brixton. A mixing pot of cultures, Brixton strives to promote and maintain independent shops and eateries and even has its own currency, the Brixton Pound, which is accepted at 80 local businesses. Notable people who hail from Brixton are featured on the paper currency, such as Miami Heat’s Luol Deng on the B£5 and rocker David Bowie of the B£10.
The multicultural community is catered to by Brixton Market, a market which is open every day and sells primarily Afro-Caribbean products, while Vietnamese and Indian supermarkets and South American butchers can be found in the surrounding area. Brixton Night Market also runs for two consecutive evenings per month and hosts numerous street vendors who source their food products locally and sustainably.
Great places to eat out in Brixton include Bamboula, a vibrant restaurant which makes one feel transported to the Caribbean upon entry, and Franco Manca a small, quaint restaurant with a big reputation for being a great producer of pizzas. There’s also Salon, a restaurant aptly named for its location in an old hairdresser’s shop, tucked away above a cheese deli.