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Brixton is a district in South London, less than three miles southwest of London’s geographic centre. It is primarily residential and retail-oriented, with a distinctly vibrant feel which owes a lot to its multi-cultural, multi-ethnic population. For visitors, we will address the question; where to park around Brixton?
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Some additional information about parking in brixton, to cater to all your parking needs
In general, parking on single yellow lines is not permitted between 8:30 am and 6:00 pm. There is free parking for a maximum of one hour on parts of:
Pay-and-display parking spaces are provided in:
There are no off-street car parks in Brixton, and nor are there any off-street car parks within reasonable walking distance.
Given the lack of off-street car parks and a shortage of on-street parking spaces, it is as well that Brixton is well served by public transport. Brixton underground station is found on the Victoria Line, serving central London and with connections throughout the capital.
Brixton train station on Atlantic Road will get you to Victoria in central London in seven minutes, and also has services into Kent and other parts of the southeast. Loughborough Junction on Coldharbour Lane has services to London Kings Cross, from which the north of England can be reached, as well as to other towns such as Luton.
Buses run 24 hours a day and all main routes stop near to the underground station.
There are some disabled parking spaces in Brixton, but Blue Badge holders can also park (on payment) in residents’ pay-and-display parking spaces.
Brixton is part of the London Borough of Lambeth and subject to Lambeth’s parking restrictions which are based on a policy of Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs). The hours during which single yellow lines operate are controlled, and in some areas, on-street parking is reserved for residents. Brixton has four separate CPZs, and the rules differ from one to another.
Pay-and-display parking spaces are free on bank holidays.
Unusually, loading and unloading, as well as setting down and picking up passengers is allowed on Red Route roads, as long as the driver is not there longer than 20 minutes, and constant activity is visible. Passengers may also be set down and picked up at any time on single yellow lines, provided no waiting is involved between 8:30 am and 6:00 pm.
Brixton Village is an arcade housing traders and artisan food outlets and is well worth a visit.
This also applies to Brixton Market. Eating places cover the full range you would expect of an area which has long been a multi-cultural melting pot. Brockwell Park, just to the south, is a welcoming 84-acre area of green space, playgrounds, football pitches and hilly areas suitable for flying kites. Finally, the O2 Academy is a music venue, club and theatre. Check what’s on; there’s something, if not for quite everyone, then certainly for most people.