The Brixton Market
is Europe's biggest and best collection of Afro-Caribbean foods
and produce. The market was developed outside the BR railway station
on Atlantic Road during the 1870s, and ran all along Electric Avenue.
After the huge wave of immigration
in the 1950s, the market became an important focal point for the black
community, and still serves up West Indian specialties such as flying
fish, breadfruit and all manner of weird looking fresh meats.
Nowadays, the market has expanded
to cover several areas of Brixton. You will find stalls selling
wigs, clothes, jewellery, knick-knacks and records. The African
and Asian fabrics are also worth a look. Check out the biggest
Ghana Yams in London - they're the size of a small child. Minus Points:
the usual suspect market goods - nylon undies, fluorescent pink candy
and cut-price electrical goods.
Open Mon, Tues, Thur-Sat 0800-1800
and Wed 0800-1500.
Admission in free.