The Loughborough Estate, built in 1953-57.
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September 23, 2014, 4 Comments

This week a new book on our borough’s architecture launches, Lambeth Architecture: A Brave New World 1945-65. If this weekend’s Open House London has peaked your interested in the local [...]

A baker at Bad Boys Bakery

Baking Bad – how pastry power is changing prison lives in Brixton

September 11, 2014, No comments

I’ve lived a stone’s throw from Brixton Prison for much of my life and yet it has remained a curiosity – out of sight and mind. So I jum ...

Open House 2014

Open House London 2014: Brixton buildings to explore

September 8, 2014, No comments

Open House London is taking place later this month on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st September and boasts eight properties in Brixton, with many more ...

Setting the table Brixton

Setting the Table at Brixton Library

September 1, 2014, No comments

As part of Lambeth’s Heritage Festival, they are letting the ladies go first with a fantastic opening night talk at Brixton Library on Wednesday ...

  • Brixton's Granville Arcade in 1961
    Stunning videos of historic Brixton released
    April 17, 2014, 2 Comments

    85,000 films of archived footage have been uploaded to Youtube in an unprecedented move by British Pathé. The renowned newsreel archive has some genuine treasures from Brixton’s history ranging from powerful [...]

  • Electric Brixton needs YOU!
    March 23, 2014, 4 Comments

    Ceaseless Entertainment! The words written on The Palladium Picture House cinema didn’t lie and now, 100 years after the venue opened it’s doors, the history of this iconic Brixton landmark [...]

  • Live At The Brixton Academy - by Simon Parkes with JS Rafaeli
    Life at the Brixton Academy
    February 11, 2014, 1 Comment

    Simon Parkes bought Brixton Academy for just £1 in 1983: the rest is history. Luke Massey caught up with Simon to find out more about his incredible journey.  Having run [...]