Brixton is mainly residential with a prominent street market and substantial retail sector. It is a multiethnic community, with a large percentage of its population being of African and Caribbean descent. It lies within Innersouth London and is bordered by Stockwell, Clapham, Streatham, Camberwell, Tulse Hill and Herne Hill. The district houses the main offices of the London Borough of Lambeth.
The name Brixton is thought to originate from Brixistane, meaning the stone of Brixi, a Saxon lord. Brixi is thought to have erected a boundary stone to mark the meeting place of the ancient hundred court of Surrey. The location is unknown but is thought to be at the top of Brixton Hill, at a road known at the time as Bristow or Brixton Causeway, long before any settlement in the area. Brixton marks the rise from the marshes of North Lambeth up to the hills of Upper Norwood and Streatham. At the time the River Effra flowed from its source in Upper Norwood through Herne Hill to Brixton. At Brixton the river was crossed by low bridges for Roman roads to the south coast of Britain, now Brixton Road and Clapham Road. The main roads were connected through a network of medieval country lanes, such as Acre Lane, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton Water Lane and Lyham Road, formerly Black Lane. It was only at the end of the 18th century that villages and settlements formed around Brixton, as the original woodland was gradually reduced until the area was covered in farmland and market gardens known for game and strawberries.
The name is first recorded as Brixiges stan in 1062, meaning stone of a man called Beorhtsige. The stone may have been the location that early hundred meetings took place. Gower suggests that the stone was located at the boundary of Streatham, Clapham and Lambeth parishes. A nearby location on Brixton Hill became the location for the hundred gallows. Brixton Hill had been known as Bristowe Causeway long before the modern Brixton area was developed. The Surrey House of Correction, now known as Brixton Prison, was opened there in 1820.
Easy Life played two huge, career-defining gigs at the start of the week (November 16 and 17) at BrixtonAcademy. The iconic south London venue was jam-packed with excitable fans of the genre-blurring quintet, who released their stellar debut album, ‘Life’s A Beach’, in May.
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... his undefeated record when he was well outpointed by the British champ; now a unanimous points defeat to ‘BrixtonBomber’ Dillian Whyte on Sunday (NZT) at a rocking and jam-packed O2 Arena in London is the follow-up punch that has him heading towards a dark place.
This wedding feels more relaxed, more inclusive, and on the streets of Brixton, south London, at least, is being met with enthusiasm ... A royal wedding reggae jam is being put on up the road at the Prince of Peckham pub, and local institutions the Ritzy Cinema and Brixton Jamm are throwing their first royal parties.
Rag’n’Bone Man stunned the crowd at O2 AcademyBrixton (Picture. Matthew Baker/Getty Images) ... sloppy ... He brought a tight band with him in tow, who deviated into improvisational styling that added a zesty funk flavour to the evening, in line with the feel good vibes of the jam packed crowds at Brixton on the Friday evening. More. New music ... .
Having just undergone a seriously glam makeover, Brixton’s trendy dim sum and cocktail shack, Courtesan, now has a glitzy new look, serving up dainty dim sum parcels and boozy cocktail infusions in plush surroundings ... There will also be live music and monthly open house jam sessions, to add to the ambience.
Friday 27th – Sunday 29th October... LISTEN TO THIS. The Addams Family in Concert ... Visit RoyalAlbertHall.com ... JAM HERE. Open House Jam with Leyley. Courtesan, Brixton’s shiny new dim sum and cocktail shack, will be hosting a monthly open house jam; inviting musicians and food lovers alike for a candlelit evening of great food, cocktails and live music ... .
Situated in the heart of South London, Brixton Rooftop are bringing the summer vibes to the capital with an array of musical delights over a jam packed run of events ... and MC Neat and Matt Jam Lamont into Brixton for a full day of iconic underground sounds of UK garage. .
ElectricBrixton in Brixton ...David Rodigan will be exploring the foundations of UK bass music as he takes his Ram Jam tour to Electric Brixton ... These tickets are on sale for David Rodigan presents Ram Jam FoundationSessions ... David Rodigan presents Ram Jam Foundation Sessions on Sat 15th October 2016 ... Electric Brixton group, UKF group.
Brixton Jamm in London... With two huge parties at Shapes and HoxtonBasement already under its belt, PerfectHavocDisco is now ready to get its jam on, south of the river at Brixton Jamm ... Its bosses have a keen ear for spotting the ‘next big thing’, and the forthcoming lineup at Brixton Jamm exemplifies this very talent.
With no label, manager or radio play, the DIY collective’s punk principles made them the stuff of legend. Now, with a little help from Stormzy, they’re back. Last December, the bookies were worried ... Facebook ... The group are reuniting for a one off show in Brixton this week ... Ruff Sqwad will appear at Just Jam, Electric Brixton, SW2, Friday 29 April. .