Over 300 shops and stalls make up Brixton Market across about half a square mile of streets and covered arcades.
Since the arrival of the West Indian population in the 1950s and 1960s, Brixton Market has been the place for Afro-Caribbean foodstuffs especially along Electric Avenue, while the African and Asian fabrics are also worth a look.
The market has now expanded and covers several areas of Brixton:
Reliance Avenue - a short and narrow covered market running between Brixton Road and Electric Avenue. Stalls include children's clothes, camera/watch shop and a vacuum cleaner spare parts store!
Brixton Station Road - big outdoor market mainly selling secondhand clothes and bric-a-brac with some electric goods of uncertain origin.
Electric Avenue - the original market which was once protected by extended awnings running the length of the street. Mainly fruit and veg and clothes stores.
Granville Arcade - large covered market with an eclectic mix of shops including a tattoo studio, cafes, Caribbean bakery, several fishmongers and all kinds of unsavoury trays of animal produce. Not for sensitive veggies!
Station Arcade - Small selection of stores leading up to Brixton railway station.
Market Row - Another big covered market with a large selection of stores including the superb Eco Pizzas and Cafe Pushkar.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9am until dark.
Wednesday from 9am until 1pm.
The art market is open on Sundays from 11am until 5.30pm.
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