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  • So it's not strictly Brixton except the lovely people from Brixton Cycle Club have a good presence here...Herne Hill Velodrome. It's over 100 years old and still going strong. It is unique, so come and experience the speed of a cycle track...no gears no brakes and there is mountain biking too... all just a walk away from Brixton town.
  • someone said on the message board bout the worst thing was the riots why is that when you mention brixton people always remember the riots please let me remind you out there, there was only one. plus there is a sainsburys now
  • did you know that electric avenue was the first street in the country to get electric lights????
  • I would like to inform you of the latest project by Panic! Brixton Poetry - Panic! Poetry Movies online at: http://homepages.which.net/~panic.brixtonpoetry/panicmovies.htm This unique project makes available performances at the Brixton Art Gallery from some of the best South London poets. The initial four movies include Jim Luchte, Roseanna Raymond, Abdul Malik, and the Serbian singer Olivera. We hope you will share this information with your readers. Yours, Jim Luchte Editor Panic! Brixton Poetry http://homepages.which.net/~panic.brixtonpoetry/index.htm
  • Again, people have smoked cannabis openly in Brixton for years, but now new laws allow police to confiscate your stash & slap your wrist within five mintues, meaning they don't mind doing it. Before it took too much time & paperwork so they wouldn't bother. THey have done this, & somehow, conned the entire country into believing they have 'relaxed' the laws, by not arresting people on the spot for smoking cannabis. I can't believe it's 2001, I really can't.
  • the great murals that go up around brixton. never buy ganga off a dodgy rasta on coldharbour lane - my mate did and he got home to find that he was smoking bark.
  • Clapham Sainsburys is amazing Brixton is Banging
  • In worked in brixton in 1979 in a Social Office. I found the people also working there to be the most po faced morose ignorant ill bred twits Id ever seen before. They constantly attempted to put me down and take the mickey out of me because I was white,middle class and from a nice home with 2 heterosexual non abusing parents. After a few months I or them parted waysand I have never regretted it! My impression was that Brixton was a profoundly depressing,bitter and immoral place with people who were actually evil. A few months after I left the area massive 1981 riots erupted.Apres moi le deluge!
  • Love the market, lots of good fruit and veg, it's the chaos vibe;-)
  • Much better than Clapham! - I moved to escape the dull middle-class 'niceness' of Clapham - but its still close enough to reach Clapham within 10 mins
  • Buy your insense from the Rasta who stands outside the tube stop calling out "Insense!". It is good good quality, cheap, and he is a very nice man. Cheers!
  • Number 7, gay and lesbian guest house

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Last updated: 2008-10-14

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