The Brixton Weekend Ahead

Written by on January 7, 2011 in Uncategorized - 4 Comments

The winter is stretching before us with no apparent end, but it’s the first weekend of the 2011 (or rather, the first non-hangover weekend), so here are some tips to spend it wisely, healthy swim included.

Saturday: It’s the mid-winter swim at the Brockwell Lido. Vaseline, wetsuits, warm towels and a brave heart all essential. Or just go down and watch from the side. The Lido Cafe will be open and serving warming goodies afterwards. 12noon and free entry to all with charity collection. And in the evening, the Duke of Edinburgh on Ferndale Rd is hosting the Cassetique, a night of electronic DJs.

Sunday: Brunch at the newly opened ‘Duck Egg‘ on Coldharbour Lane, in the seemingly cursed premises that once hosted ‘Honest Foods‘ and then ‘Burning Bread’ in 2010. I haven’t been yet but eggs are the mainstay of the menu so it must be good. Right? Then across the road for The King’s Speech, which opened this weekend and is showing at The Ritzy at 12noon, 2.40pm, 5.15pm and 7.50pm.

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4 Comments on "The Brixton Weekend Ahead"

  1. john freeze January 18, 2011 at 11:53 pm ·

    i have just opened in reliance arcade the brixton gold buyer – please come and see me i need your support – keeping the brixton pound alive

    and duck egg is fantastic have breakfast there every day and tea all day (must do more work)
    one love

  2. Luke January 8, 2011 at 12:15 am ·

    You missed Pushka from your list of doomed cafes. Years of moderate success in the arcade – moved to the new shop and bam, gone.

    I miss their burgers.

    • zoeliv January 9, 2011 at 10:30 pm ·

      Oh yeah, totally forgot about Pushka!

    • P January 16, 2011 at 5:15 am ·

      I seem to remember that Helen the owner moved to Brighton to be with her boyfriend and Pushka was sold/ closed down.

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