Brixton Windmill  

 
 
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Windmill Gardens, Brixton, Brixton Hill, London SW2 5EU
 
 
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7 & 8 Apr 1-4pm, 7 May 2-5pm, 12 & 13 May 1-5pm, 9 & 10 Jun 1-4pm, 7 & 8 Jul 1-4pm, 11 & 12 Aug 1-4pm, 26 Aug 1-4pm, 8 & 9 Sep 1-4pm, 22 & 23 Sep 1-5pm, 6 Oct 1-4pm, 13 & 14 Oct 1-4pm, 28 Oct 1-3pm
 

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Brixton WindmillBrixton Hill was still relatively rural when the Brixton Windmill was built in 1816 by John Muggeridge and Sons and the area remained largely agricultural until the middle of the 19th century. Today, visitors can see the mill which was one of five working mills in Lambeth at the beginning of the 19th century. Leased by John Ashby in 1817, the mill became known as Ashby's Mill for the whole of its working life. In 1862 the surrounding area had become so built up there wasn't enough wind to drive the mill and the sails were removed. But that wasn't the end of its story, in 1902 the windmill returned to use powered by steam and then by gas. A visit to the mill explores these two periods in the mill's history - and you can still see the original wind-powered machinery once used to make stoneground flour. In 1917, a hundred years after the mill was built a press report noted that "the conditions of 100 years ago are maintained in this rural spot and it is a relic of an age which is fast becoming a memory". Guided tours, limited to three adults plus guide or two adults and two
children plus guide, must be booked in advance as access to the upper floors of
the windmill is very restricted. Guided tours are on the hour and half hour and each tour lasts approximately 30
to 45 minutes. To book a place on a free tour email booking@brixtonwindmill.org.uk.

 

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Great Big Kiss Halloween PartyGreat Big Kiss Halloween Party2017-10-28T20:00:00+01002017-10-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Brixton Windmill,   Windmill Gardens  Brixton Hill    SW2 5EU
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Great Big Kiss Halloween Party
Public Access T.V.Public Access T.V.Rock and post-punk four-piece fronted by John Eatherly and hailing from New York.2017-11-16T20:00:00+00002017-11-16T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Brixton Windmill,   Windmill Gardens  Brixton Hill    SW2 5EU
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Public Access T.V.
 

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Brixton Windmill  photo by Nick Weedon  

   
Brixton Windmill - photo by Nick Weedon

Brixton Windmill photo by Nick Weedon 


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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Brixton Tube Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
Clapham North Tube Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Herne Hill Railway Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
Wandsworth Road Railway Station
 
19 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £124  42% off
354 Queenstown Road, SW8 | 2.2 miles from Brixton Windmill
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 2.8 miles from Brixton Windmill
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
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575 Wandsworth Road, SW8 | 26 minutes from Brixton Windmill
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4 Battersea Park Road, SW8 | 2 miles from Brixton Windmill
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Oasis Adventure Playground
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Larkhall Lane, SW8 | 27 minutes from Brixton Windmill
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Dulwich Picture Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Gallery Road, Dulwich Village, SE21 | 31 minutes from Brixton Windmill
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 27th September 2017 - 8pm
Brixton Windmill, 22 Blenheim Gardens, Brixton Hill, SW2 | 1 minute from Brixton Windmill
Spectral black metal from the world's first band to use distorted hammered dulcimers as its primary instrumentation....More
 
 
 
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Sly Persuaders
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 6th October 2017 - 8pm
Brixton Windmill, 22 Blenheim Gardens, Brixton Hill, SW2 | 1 minute from Brixton Windmill
A self-penned mixture of noise and garage rock is what this foursome from London produce....More
 
 
 
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The Rebel
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 7th October 2017 - 3pm
Brixton Windmill, 22 Blenheim Gardens, Brixton Hill, SW2 | 1 minute from Brixton Windmill
Experimental electronica with a comedic twist from the ex-Country Teasers front man. The Birth Marks and Rodents support....More
 
 
 
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95 Effra Road, SW2 | 8 minutes from Brixton Windmill
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Ritzy Picturehouse
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Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW2 | 12 minutes from Brixton Windmill
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Landor Pub Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
70 Landor Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 16 minutes from Brixton Windmill
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London > Shopping > Delicatessens
12 Connaught Street, W2 | 5 minutes from Brixton Windmill
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MacFarlane's
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
48 Abbeville Road, SW4 | 14 minutes from Brixton Windmill
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Ginger Pig
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
55 Abbeville Road, SW4 | 15 minutes from Brixton Windmill
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89 Brixton Hill, Brixton, SW2 | 3 minutes from Brixton Windmill
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Upstairs Bar & Restaurant
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
89B Acre Lane, Brixton, London SW2 | 8 minutes from Brixton Windmill
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256A Brixton Hill, SW2 | 8 minutes from Brixton Windmill
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The Wine and Food Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
93 Hazelbourne Road, SW12 | 18 minutes from Brixton Windmill
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Chocolate Films Ltd
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Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 28 minutes from Brixton Windmill
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Le Club Tricolore
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10 Ballingdon Road, Wandsworth, SW11 | 30 minutes from Brixton Windmill
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Brockwell Lido
London > Leisure >
Lido Park Gardens, Brockwell Park, SE24 | 11 minutes from Brixton Windmill
This excellent community sports facility was built by the London County Council in 1937. And, after a period of closure, Brockwell Lido re-opened in July 2007. ... More
 
 
 
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Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Dulwich Road, Brockwell Park, SE24 | 17 minutes from Brixton Windmill
Community greenhouses within Brockwell Park.... More
 
 
 
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Pop Fields
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49 Brixton Station Road, SW9 | 18 minutes from Brixton Windmill
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
38a Kellet Road, Brixton, London SW2 | 11 minutes from Brixton Windmill
By no means your average watering hole; the Effra defies most attempts at description or classification. From the outside it looks like a shabby South London ... More
 
 
 
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The Crown & Sceptre
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2A Streatham Hill, SW2 | 12 minutes from Brixton Windmill
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The Abbeville
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
67-69 Abbeville Road, SW4 | 15 minutes from Brixton Windmill
Clapham locals flock to this excellent gastropub on the weekends, when it's advisable to book a table. They come for the food and also because the ... More
 
 
 
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Barrio Brixton
London > Nightlife > Bars
30 Acre Lane, SW2 | 11 minutes from Brixton Windmill
Brazilian-inspired cocktail bar and cantina Barrio Brixton serves tapas-style food, plus late night club with DJs. Taking its name from the ... More
 
 
 
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Ritzy Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
Brixton Oval, Brixton, London SW2 | 12 minutes from Brixton Windmill
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Champagne + Fromage
London > Nightlife > Bars
10-11 Granville Arcade, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 | 15 minutes from Brixton Windmill
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The Battersea Barge
London > Business > Venue Hire
Riverside Walk, Nine Elms Lane, Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall, Battersea, London SW8 | 2.1 miles from Brixton Windmill
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Tate Britain
London > Business > Venue Hire
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 2.6 miles from Brixton Windmill
Conference facilities can accomodate up to 1550 people.... More
 
 
 
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Dulwich Picture Gallery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Gallery Road, SE21 | 31 minutes from Brixton Windmill
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This contemporary piece exploring mortality makes for a "magnificently sly and witty dance theatre" (The Stage). It's been created by ...More

 
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New Poetries - An Evening with the Poets of Carcanet Press
Exhibitions | On 26th September 2017 

Waterstone's - Gower Street 8 minutes walk from Brixton Windmill

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Johnnyswim
Concerts | On 26th September 2017 

Scala 8 minutes walk from Brixton Windmill

American folk, soul, blues and pop duo, consisting of singer-songwriters Amanda Sudano and Abner Ramirez, formed in Nashville, Tennessee in ...More

A Museum Of Modern Nature
Exhibitions | Until 8th October 2017 

Wellcome Collection 8 minutes walk from Brixton Windmill

Objects highlighting the many different ways in which we connect with the natural world, selected by park manager Nick Biddle, ...More

Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?
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Exhibitions | Until 14th January 2018 

Wellcome Collection 8 minutes walk from Brixton Windmill

This September, the Wellcome Collection presents the first major exhibition exploring the relationship between graphic design and health. Can Graphic ...More

 
Desire, Love, Identity: Exploring LGBTQ Histories
Exhibitions | Until 15th October 2017 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from Brixton Windmill

Coins, prints and small sculptures highlighting the history of LGBTQ culture in a display marking the 50th anniversary of the ...More

Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia
Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia
Exhibitions | Until 14th January 2018 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from Brixton Windmill

Exceptional horsemen and warriors, the Scythians were powerful nomadic tribes of Siberia and this autumn the British Museum reveals their ...More

 
The Business Of Prints
Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from Brixton Windmill

The exhibition is in part based on the book The Print Before Photography by Antony Griffiths, published last year by ...More

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