Brixton Market Given Grade II Listing

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London’s historic Brixton Market has been given Grade II listed status in recognition of its importance to black history in Britain.

The market includes two covered arcades dating from the 1920s and 1930s, and a street market in Electric Avenue – which was one of the first streets to have electric light, and the subject of Eddy Grant’s song about the area.

As well as the stalls piled high with African and Caribbean produce, the area’s now home to a host of new shops and eateries that have opened in recent years.


  1. Lettice says:

    I love the fabric shop on Electric Avenue. They have a Sonic the Hedgehog carpet!

  2. Zoe J. Griffiths says:

    Gah – earwormed!

  3. Carinya says:

    Do they still have the Brixton pound?