- english, french, polish
I work in the software industry and my wife is a full time carer. I divide my time between Eastern Europe and the UK and probably spend far too much time travelling:)!!
Owner purchased this Apartment in 2009
Why Owner chose Brixton
Brixton is the best of both worlds - 10 minutes by tube to Green Park, plenty of buses or walk (I believe when Van Gogh lived in Brixton he claimed that he could walk from his place to Covent Garden in 45 mins - now THAT is a challenge:) ) Walking or not the centre of London is in within very easy reach, however Brixton itself is a real destination for many Londoners and there is enough going on to keep most people occupied for days on end.
What makes this Apartment unique
For those wanting to visit "the sights" or working in London it has to be ease of getting to the centre - Victoria Line or buses. The flat itself is light and quiet and a haven from the busy metropolis. For want of a better cliché - the best of both worlds:)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Will was great to communicate with and made checking in very smooth.
A Beauty on Brixton!
Will has done a great job preserving and maintaining a great home away! His personal care was also exceptional: letting us check in and store luggage early; providing a great orientation to the bus system (we loved bus #159!); sending notes to get the best taxi rate to Gatwick Airport! Thank you Will! You made London memorable fo us!
Parkes & Christie Tanner
It was just what we needed for a two week stay in London.
The apartment was spacious for the two of us and could have accommodated four people. It had all the amenities we needed for a long stay, especially good was the washing machine and self contained kitchen. We felt safe at all times and loved the convenience of the accessibility to both buses and trains.
Will is lovely and the apartment was perfect for our needs. My only recommendation would be a light
A light in the downstairs hallway. We had a great time. Thank you.
Great place to stay
Convenient location. Comfortable & clean except for the sofa bed which was broken
Exactly as promised, quiet neighbourhood!
Very nice and clean appartement. Will is very friendly. We stayed for 7 nights. With bus and tube nearby. We will sure return to this apartment if we visit London again!
We love this neighborhood - it combines the hustle and bustle of London with a very quite street! Here is a challenge see if you can find the windmill on Brixton Hill!
1.Sainsbury’s: this is the local supermarket. There are two stores within a 5-min walk of the flat:
a.Brixton Hill: this is a small one that’s open until 11pm. It has alcohol and an in-store bakery
i.Walk to the end of the street and keep on going until you hit the main road (Brixton Hill). It’s there (map: see orange logo on the left)
b.Effra Road: this is a large-format Sainsbury’s and it has much more variety. Walk to the end of Josephine Avenue and you’ll see it at the end by the traffic lights (map: see the orange logo on the right)
THINGS TO DO
2.Food and Drink: there are tonnes of options in Brixton. It’s a food and drink destination in London! Here are some of our favourites:
i.The White Horse: Brixton Hill 3 mins away. Best Sunday roast in the area.
ii.The Elm Park Tavern: on Elm Park, 2 mins behind the flat (no food, alternative crowd)
iii.The Prince Regent: Herne Hill 10 mins away. Great food.
iv.The Florence: 2 mins past the Prince Regent. Micro-brewery
i.Negril: the best Caribbean food in South London. Go for dinner but make sure you book. On Brixton Hill 3 mins away.
ii.Brixton Village: see below
c.Brixton Village: famous food/drink destination in the centre of Brixton. There are loads of good options. Our favourites are:
i.Salon: voted the best brunch in Brixton but its evening menu is also amazing (in Brixton Village)
ii.Kaosarn: Thai (in Brixton Village)
iii.Honest Burger: the original in the chain – great burgers (in Brixton Village)
iv.Courtesan: dim sum restaurant (on Atlantic Rd)
v.Wahaca: Mexican chain (on Atlantic Rd)
3.Food Markets: there’s a meat, fruit and veg market on Electric Avenue in Brixton every day. There’s also a farmers’ market (bit posher) in Herne Hill every Sunday.
4.Music: the O2 Academy and Electric Brixton both host famous bands and are large venues. The Hootananny (Effra Road) hosts gigs most weekends and is smaller and more pub-like
5.Cinema: The Ritzy in Brixton town centre is a beautiful cinema with a nice bar on the square. You cab buy a bottle of wine to drink whilst watching a movie!
a.Brockwell Park is 5 minutes away. See the Lido (swimming pool) and the café attached to it (great brunch). It’s a lovely park to walk around and there are good views of London.
b.Clapham Common is a wide-open space and the town is lovely (slightly posher than Brixton). It’s a 30-min walk west of Brixton down Lambeth Rd (follow cycle path 25, printed on the road).
1.Tube / trains
a.Brixton tube is a 12-min walk away. It takes you to central London in 12 mins on the Victoria Line. Oxford Circus is the main stop for shopping and it’s on our line.
b.There’re also a National Rail station in nearby Herne Hill, from where you can travel to St Paul’s for the city and King’s Cross (Luton Airport trains). It’s a 15-min walk around the park
a.You can get any bus going down Brixton Hill to the tube station if you don’t want to walk. Buses go from Brixton Hill where it meets Arodene Road (street beside Helix)
b.Coming home from the tube? Get any of the buses from the bus stop outside KFC on Brixton High Street three stops to Blenheim Gardens.
3.Going to the airport
a.Gatwick: go to Victoria on the tube (10 mins) and get the Gatwick Express (30 mins). 1 hour 15 mins in total (door to door)
b.Heathrow: you can get the tube there in 1 hour 15 mins by changing at Green Park for the Picadilly Line. Or go to Paddington on the tube and change to the Heathrow Express if you want to get there 15 mins faster. It’s about £16 each way.
c.Stansted: go to Tottenham Hale on the tube and get the Stansted Express. 1 hour 30 mins in total.
d.Luton: go to King’s Cross on the tube and then get the train to Luton. Or go to Herne Hill and get the Thameslink. This last option is the slower of the two.