Brixton Market - Electric Avenue

Brixton Market - Electric Avenue

Brixton Market - Electric Avenue
3.5
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A paradise for the bargain-hunter-with-time, London’s "Electric Avenue" is the shopping mecca for cameras, computer, hi-fi and hi-tech electrical goods.
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Mirkle A
Porthmadog, UK14 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Walking through the market I was agog at the quantity of fresh fish, and decided to take one home with me. Having chosen a red snapper off the display it was cleaned for me, handed to me in a bag and I was then told it was £12. When I suggested that that was a lot I was let off the £2. Last time I ever do that: how on earth do they sell all that fish if that's how much it costs!? It's back to Tesco's seabass in a bag I'm afraid.
Written 20 December 2023
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LSUGirl
Dallas, TX149 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
It is obvious that this market is for the locals, as there were many grocery stalls; however, the meat and fish did not look fresh and smelled even worse. The graffiti made this area look run-down. Not very lively compared to other London markets.
Written 7 April 2019
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party_penguin
London51 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Electric Avenue is a bit depressing and run down, there's a tiny and popular branch of Greggs, lots of poundshops with household tat piled high and a few decent food shops selling fresh fish, meat and veg. The only bit I really like is the fabric shop on the corner which is much bigger inside than it looks on the outside - the huge back room of the shop used to be a games arcade and if you can find some floor space between the endless rolls of interesting fabric, it has a Sonic the Hedgehog carpet!
Written 19 August 2010
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deb deb
London, UK484 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
Make sure Brixton Market is on your list of must do for an eclectic community enhanced by great eateries and food items to buy and try.
With a great choice of food across the world....you will be spoilt!!
Written 26 May 2019
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harleymacavity
Ulverston, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
From the street art to the fantastic food stalls to the interesting gifty stalls (like Circus) and the brilliant coffee shops (like Federation) it’s so vibrant and exciting.
Written 17 March 2019
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sheepygold
london5,401 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
This is a pedestrianised road that runs behind Brixton station. It has a varied selection of shops plus market stalls in the middle of the street selling fish, fruit and vegetables as well as clothes and household items. Try Brixton Village as well which is more upmarket.
Written 2 January 2019
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SC2011
Leeds, UK121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
Visited Brixton market which has a great buzz, spoilt for choice for food, we decided to share and eat small on for different places, out favourite being the French place coz we love cheese, they were all great in there own way, will do deffo go back here on another trip to London.
Written 9 November 2018
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allertonlad
Northallerton, UK1,348 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
An iconic street now rather depressing. Market stalls follow the curve of the buildings, selling not very inspiring goods. If you look up above the shop fronts, the quite impressive architecture gives an indication of the grandeur and status the place probably once had. Unfortunately the shops now below house something much shabbier.
Written 27 October 2017
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Saman H
Horana, Sri Lanka108 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Solo
The Electric Avenue is located just 2 minutes' walk away from the Brixton Tube Station. Having heard about its former grandeur in late 19th Century when this stretch of street became the first market street to be electrically lit one will expect to see at least a modest street with a neat row of shops lining it. But quite contrary to one's expectations, it has been reduced to a crowded and smelly stretch of street selling meats fish and vegetables with sorry looking people chattering raucously on the street. The street hardly does any justice to Eddy Grant's 1982 hit by the same name which perhaps made it famous the world over!
Written 8 February 2016
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Matt D
13 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
The area feels really run down. Most of the market stalls are selling fruit/vegetables, which might be great if you live locally but not overly helpful for the tourist crowd. Watched one of the butchers walking a shopping trolley full of beef legs, entirely uncovered through the market so would have concern around freshness and hygiene of the meet and fish.

Much preferred portobello road market.
Written 4 June 2023
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