Brixton

Brixton is a district in the south of London, England, within the London Borough of Lambeth. The area is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London.[3]

Brixton

Lambeth Town Hall
Brixton
Location within Greater London
Population78,536 (2011 census)[1][2]
OS grid referenceTQ315755
 Charing Cross3.8 mi (6.1 km) N
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLONDON
Postcode districtSW2, SW9
Postcode districtSE5, SE24
Dialling code020
PoliceMetropolitan
FireLondon
AmbulanceLondon
UK Parliament
London Assembly
List of places
UK
England
London
51.463°N 0.106°W / 51.463; -0.106

Brixton is mainly residential with a prominent street market and substantial retail sector.[4] It is a multiethnic community, with a large percentage of its population of Afro-Caribbean descent.[5] It lies within Inner London and is bordered by Stockwell, Clapham, Streatham, Camberwell, Tulse Hill, Balham and Herne Hill.[6] The district houses the main offices of Lambeth London Borough Council.[7]

Brixton is 2.7 miles (4.3 km) south-southwest from the geographical centre of London near Brixton Underground station on the Victoria Line.[8][9]