“Oh, the places you’ll go...” Dr. Seuss
“…may include a shipping container village in Brixton.” Us
Because if you fancy either –
1) Going into battle against the rapid homogenisation of London’s retail and culinary offerings (which has been caused both by a lack of space, and by increasingly steep rents that only established companies with very deep pockets can afford) OR
2) Drinking rum inside a shipping container…
… then it may be time to head along to Pop Brixton.
It consists of 1,425 sq metres of public space in the heart of Brixton which used to be filled with nothing… but is now overflowing with repurposed shipping containers, communal areas and event spaces housing 18 street food stalls and micro-restaurants; 3 bars; 2 regularly- rotating pop up spaces; artist studios; a radio station; a community training hub; a balcony terrace; and a big greenhouse for growing stuff in.
The point of it all is to support local enterprise by creating a physical presence for some of Brixton’s most exciting creative, retail and foodie start-ups. Which is wonderful for them. But it’s also wonderful for you, because the best of Brixton’s now been squeezed into a miniature village right next to the tube station.
Only Food and Courses
Pop along and you’ll find Congolese food at Brazza; casual fine dining at Only Food and Courses; Indian and British fusion at Baba G’s; Irish sandwiches by Whisht; beers of the world at Beers Of The World; plus a variety of weekly film screenings, gigs, gong baths, yoga, live performances, vintage kilo sales, DJs, and more.
“You should try these things, for these things are fun. And fun is good…” – Dr.Seuss
NOTE: Pop Brixton is open daily from 9am – 11pm (midnight Thurs-Sat). You can see upcoming events (the vast majority of which are completely free of charge) on their website HERE.
Pop Brixton | 53 Brixton Station Road, SW9 8PQ
Last Updated: 5th January 2022
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