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Despite its difficult, often challenging past, Brixton is fast becoming a place of change, opportunities and celebration. Find out why with Blue Badge Guide, Angela Morgan as she leads this fascinating tour of one London's most multi-cultural communities.
Experience the vibrant and exciting multi-cultural atmosphere of Brixton. This walking tour will offer glimpses of the past - why did this area become the beacon for the Caribbean community? Stand on the infamous frontline and hear of the events that rocked a nation in 1981; which world-famous artist lived in the housing estate often mistaken for Brixton prison? Who placed Brixton top of his places to visit in London?
The present - visit the popular covered markets and the street that was made famous in a top ten hit song (singing is optional on this tour!); see the world-famous mural of the late David Bowie.
The future –the established communities in and around Brixton are concerned about the pace of gentrification and the loss of cultural identity – observe and decide for yourself.
The tour will end on Windrush Square, close to the Black Cultural Archives.
Mortimer Wheeler House
46 Eagle Wharf Road
London N1 7ED
020 7253 9400