Our son Simon recommended that I visited Brixton when I was in London in March 2013. After a morning exploring Clapham, I headed to Brixton. On exiting Brixton tube station I wasn’t sure which way to head. I turned left and soon came upon the street market in Electric Avenue.
Market in Electric Avenue
Further along that street, I saw the entrace to Brixton Village, which is an indoor market consisting of several arcades. It was an extremely cold day,Â so I was glad to be in a covered area.
Restaurant tables in Brixton Village
Entrance to the Reliance Arcade in Brixton Village
I planned to have lunch in the Village but I could see that it’d be hard to decide where to eat.
More restaurants in Brixon Village
There’s a large selection of Caribbean food on sale.
Fruit & veg stall at Brixton Village
I’d never heard of Doctor Fish before.
Doctor Fish at Brixton Village
Opposite one of the entrances to Brixton Village, there’s the enormous 1981 ‘Nuclear Dawn’ mural on the side of a building.
‘Nuclear Dawn’ mural
I wandered up to Windrush Square which was revamped in 2010. I found it incredible that the public toilets in such a large outdoor community space were closed.
The Ritzy in Windrush Square, Brixton
Green pole sculptures in Windrush Square
Sculptured granite seating in Windrush Square
By that stage, I felt I needed a seat but wasn’t hungry enough to eat lunch, so I went into Brixton Library to go online on my netbook.
Stained glass window in Brixton Library
As I was walking back to Brixton Village for lunch, the heron weathervane on a roof at the corner of Coldharbour Lane caught my eye. It’s the work of sculptor Maggi Hambling.
The Brixton Heron Weathervane
I decided I’d go to the Casa Morita Mexican restaurant for lunch. It’d been a while since I’d had Mexican food and they were doing a 2 courses for Â£7 lunch deal.
Exterior of Casa Morita
I sat inside to be a bit warmer.
Interior of Casa Morita
You could choose two of the five starters listed on the set menu. I had Shredded Chicken in Mole Sauce Taco and a Quesadilla followed by a Vegetarian Tostada for main course. The portions were quite small. The food was all very tasty and freshly prepared in the open kitchen.
Tostada at Casa Morita in Brixton Village’s Market Way
I’d recommend that you venture out of central London and spend some time in Brixton.