Come and join us on an informal wander through Brixton Village Market to see what it's all about.
Once a rundown arcade, Brixton Village Market is now home to more than 20 new cafés, restaurants and takeaways and has become Brixton's culinary and cultural hub.
Meet our member Alice Pearson (phone 07786961323) at 10:00 at the top of Electric Avenue corner with Brixton Road.
Brixton Village — also known as Granville Arcade — is a 1930s indoor market in South London. By mid-2009, a large number of its shops were standing empty.
With funding from the market’s owners and the support of hundreds of local people and organisations, Space Makers filled those empty shops with new community-driven businesses, creative projects and a rolling festival of weekend and late night events.
In October 2010, Space Makers moved on from Brixton Village. After a year of pop-up theatres and galleries, temporary shops and trial-run cafes, all the shops were now let to long-term tenants — many of whom arrived through the original competition.