Our member Barrie is repeating this walk which is so popular.
Once a bit of a no go area Brixton is now as trendy as it gets!

BRIXTON - Reggae, Riots & Biba Boots

Barrie worked in Brixton for over twenty five years so he's perfectly suited to take you around this wonderful part of London - one that still has an outdated reputation as a area to avoid.

On the walk you'll hear all about Brixton's rich history from it's time as London's premier suburban shopping centre, to its transformation to one of London's great Caribbean and ethnic centres - and onto its current resurgence as a cool place to live, work and spend an evening.

You get new insights on the infamous Brixton riots, he'll take you to see the shop his parents opened in 1937 and also tell you of the area's "golden days". You'll visit a street that was immortalised in a number one hit single and a building that featured in Barrie's early years that certainly wasn't number one with him! You'll also hear the history of Brixton's famous music venues - where they were and what they are now.

As well as Barrie's personal anecdotes, the tour will be illustrated by historic photographs which will help enhance your walk experience. Barrie has Brixton in his veins and he hopes his enthusiasm for the area will rub off on everyone who journeys with him on this walk.

The cost of the tour is £10. payable on the day, starting outside Brixton tube station and finishing in close proximity to the area's excellent coffee bars and ethnic eateries, if you need sustenance after all that walking!

contact Barrie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07860 911393
with any questions

Event Date Sat 06-08-2022 2:00 pm
Event End Date Sat 06-08-2022 4:30 pm
Capacity 25
Registered 0
Individual Price £10.00
Hosted By Anne Galloway
Members Restrictions Open To All Members
Categories DAY EVENTS, Culture, Talk, Walk
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