London Area Guides
Brixton Area Guide
Our area guide to Brixton gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include SW9, SW2, SE24
Property Types & Architecture
Brixton has an abundance of both period flats and ex-local authority properties available at bargain prices: the low price tag is usually based on an unfair reputation of the area which has improved dramatically since the eighties. The properties themselves are often large and internally pleasant, easily the match of properties in the much-lauded Clapham and as the area continues to regenerate they will start to rise in price rapidly.
Shopping & Entertainment
Brixton has a bustling high street but also has a unique mix of market stalls and specialist stores built around the various ethnic communities of the area. For example, there are many exotic ingredients found a few yards from each other that one could not hope to find in a day shopping in the rest of London. The regeneration has extended to the Ritzy cinema and Brixton Rec, both of which serve the local community tirelessly. Briton Academy is also one of London's best live venues.
Parks & Commons
The upmarket Clapham Common is in reality just a short stroll away, offering great sporting facilities and pleasant views.
Who lives here?
Brixton has a heady mix of lower income families and professionals who like the bustling and vibrant location. Recently some first time buyers have taken to the area as somewhere cheap, yet with the potential for their purchase to rise in value quite considerably over the next few years.
Looking to live in Brixton?
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Guide to Brixton transport links
Brixton (Zone 2)
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Schools in Brixton & Exam Results
Schools in Brixton fall under the Lambeth Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Brixton by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Brixton
Brixton Council Tax Rates
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 2 councils covering the Brixton area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
|Kensington and Chelsea||£718||£838||£958||£1,078||£1,317||£1,557||£1,796||£2,155|
How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.
Reductions in council tax
- Reduction scheme for disabled people
- Discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- Council tax benefit and second adult rebate
Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs
Brixton Local Authorities
Brixton is is represented by Kensington and Chelsea Council, Lambeth Counci. which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.
The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.
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