Effra  

 
 
ADDRESS
38a Kellet Road, Brixton, London SW2 1EB
 
 
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Open from 11:00 to 23:00 daily
 

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EffraBy 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 boozer, and inside it has much the same feel. It was for places like these that the phrase "je ne sais quoi" was invented: whatever it is, it's got it in droves. There's live music (usually jazz or reggae) nearly every night, which is rare in any pub, especially a low-key affair off the main thoroughfare like the Effra. The clientele is a bizarre blend of locals, eccentrics, and new-age muso types. The kitchen serves up a thought-provoking selection of Jamaican staples including jerk chicken and curried goat.

 

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Underground Stations

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Brixton Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Clapham North Tube Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Herne Hill Railway Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
 
 
 

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Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel & Spa
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £67  24% off
354 Queenstown Road, SW8 | 2.1 miles from Effra
Situated along the River Thames, opposite Battersea Park, Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel is the first UK hotel from the Portuguese Pestana Hotels and Resorts Group. The ... More
 
 
 
Church Street Hotel London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £50  37% off
29-33 Camberwell Church Street, SE5 | 28 minutes from Effra
Billing itself as 'a Spanish Americana oasis in the heart of downtown South London', the Church Street Hotel is certainly unique and boutique-y. Frida Kahlo stares ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London- Vauxhall Nine Elms
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £60  34% off
87 South Lambeth Road, SW8 | 30 minutes from Effra
Recently redeveloped in a contemporary style, the Holiday Inn Express London -Vauxhall Nine Elms is a budget hotel located just south of the river Thames. ... More
 
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London Effra.
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Effra
London > Nightlife > Pubs
38a Kellet Road, Brixton, London SW2 | Same location as Effra
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 Phoenix Denmark Hill
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Windsor Walk, Denmark Hill, SE5 | 24 minutes from Effra
Above the platforms of Denmark Hill station The Phoenix provides the perfect place for real ales and craft beers in a ... More
 
 
 
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Ritzy Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
Brixton Oval, Brixton, London SW2 | 2 minutes from Effra
This funky little jazz bar is one of South London's hidden delights. Don't worry about the depressingly empty pub section you can see from the street. ... More
 
 
 
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Barrio Brixton
London > Nightlife > Bars
30 Acre Lane, SW2 | 3 minutes from Effra
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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Champagne + Fromage
London > Nightlife > Bars
10-11 Granville Arcade, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 | 4 minutes from Effra
Expanding from their Covent Garden shop into Brixton, Champagne & Fromage, the venture owned by French Bubbles founders, Maud Fierobe and Stefano Frigerio, can be found ... More
 
 
 
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Brixton Youth Open Mic
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: 13th February to 10th September 2016 - 11am-5.30pm
Upstairs At The Ritzy, Coldharbour Lane, SW2 | 2 minutes from Effra
Whether you're a comedian, poet, dancer, singer or musician we've got a friendly, welcoming and non-competitive environment for you to show your stuff....More
 
 
 
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Black Wax Solution
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: 15th January to 16th December 2016 - 9pm-4am
Living Bar, 443 Coldharbour Lane, SW9 | 2 minutes from Effra
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The Orb
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 29th July 2016 - 7pm-11pm
Electric Brixton, 1 Town Hall Parade, Brixton Hill, SW2 | 3 minutes from Effra
Ambient and electronica outfit formed in 1988 by Alex Paterson and KLF member Jimmy Cauty....More
 
 
 
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Ritzy Picturehouse
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW2 | 2 minutes from Effra
If the Ritzy were a cat, it would have used up most of its nine lives. The cinema started life in 1910 as the Electric Pavilion, ... More
 
 
 
Upstairs At The Ritzy
London > Entertainment >
Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW2 | 2 minutes from Effra
Smack bang in the heart of Brixton, Upstairs at the Ritzy is the vibrant bar above the Ritzy Cinema, open 7 nights a week. A cultural ... More
 
 
 
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Hootananny Brixton
London > Entertainment > Pubs
95 Effra Road, SW2 | 5 minutes from Effra
Hootananny Brixton is the sister venue to one of the Scottish Highlands' most successful venues, Hootananny in Inverness. Revamped and refurbished, it's fast-establishing itself as one ... More
 
 
 
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Windrush Square
London > Attractions >
Brixton Hill, Brixton, London SW2 | 2 minutes from Effra
Windrush Square is a public open space in the heart of Lambeth, opposite the Edwardian town hall. Part of the historic Rush Common, it was formed ... More
 
 
 
Lambeth Town Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Brixton Hill, Brixton, London SW2 | 3 minutes from Effra
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Photofusion
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
17a Electric Lane, Brixton, Brixton, London SW9 | 3 minutes from Effra
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Joy Brixton
London > Shopping > Clothing
432 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 | 3 minutes from Effra
With its mix of clothes, cards and kitsch toys, Joy is ideal as a gift hunting ground. Even if you object to them calling themselves an ... More
 
 
 
Book Mongers
London > Shopping > Books
439 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 | 3 minutes from Effra
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Pop Brixton
London > Shopping >
Brixton Station Road, SW9 | 7 minutes from Effra
The first in London to realise the retail potential of shipping containers, Pop Brixton is a wonderful community project, ... More
 
 
 
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Satay Cocktail Bar & Restaurant
London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
447 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, Brixton, London SW9 | 2 minutes from Effra
Slightly pricey but very entertaining spot round the corner from Brixton tube. The Indonesian satay and main dishes are excellent, packed with flavour and served with ... More
 
 
 
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Fujiyama
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
7 Vining Street, Brixton, London SW9 | 3 minutes from Effra
This corner of Brixton is fast gentrifying into one of the trendiest in London, with a cluster of its best bars, clubs and live venues and ... More
 
 
 
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Rosie's Deli Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
14e Market Row, Brixton Market, Brixton, London SW9 | 3 minutes from Effra
The counter at Rosie's Deli Cafe is stacked high with all your unusual culinary requirements. Less run of the mill is the 1950s styling and unusual ... More
 
 
 
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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Lambeth Education, 1st Floor, International House, Canterbury Crescent, Brixton, London SW9 | 6 minutes from Effra
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Lambeth College
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
56 Brixton Hill, SW2 | 6 minutes from Effra
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Lambeth College
London > Education > Adult Education
56 Brixton Hill, SW2 | 6 minutes from Effra
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Body Alliance
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
88 Atlantic Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 3 minutes from Effra
Pilates, osteopathy, massage, kinesiology, reflexology and other therapies are offered at Body Alliance in Brixton. Body Alliance was set up by Iovana Velasquez who has created ... More
 
 
 
England Monarchs American Football Club
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
Crystal Palace Arena, Brixton, London SW9 | 5 minutes from Effra
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Pop Fields
London > Leisure > Attractions for Kids
49 Brixton Station Road, SW9 | 7 minutes from Effra
Play sport, watch all the sporting action and kick back with food and drink at Pop Fields, the place to ... More
 
 
 
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Babalou
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Crypt, St Matthews Church, Brixton Hill, Brixton, London SW2 | 2 minutes from Effra
Restaurant, bar and club in Brixton at The Crypt of St Matthew's Church. Head chef Stuart Cauldwell has created an international menu. There is also ... More
 
 
 
Brixton Ritzy Cinema
London > Business > Venue Hire
Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, Brixton, London SW2 | 2 minutes from Effra
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Dogstar Brixton
London > Business > Venue Hire
389 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, Brixton, London SW9 | 3 minutes from Effra
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