Brixton is mainly residential with a prominent street market and substantial retail sector. It is a multiethnic community, with a large percentage of its population being of African and Caribbean descent. It lies within Innersouth London and is bordered by Stockwell, Clapham, Streatham, Camberwell, Tulse Hill and Herne Hill. The district houses the main offices of the London Borough of Lambeth.
The name Brixton is thought to originate from Brixistane, meaning the stone of Brixi, a Saxon lord. Brixi is thought to have erected a boundary stone to mark the meeting place of the ancient hundred court of Surrey. The location is unknown but is thought to be at the top of Brixton Hill, at a road known at the time as Bristow or Brixton Causeway, long before any settlement in the area. Brixton marks the rise from the marshes of North Lambeth up to the hills of Upper Norwood and Streatham. At the time the River Effra flowed from its source in Upper Norwood through Herne Hill to Brixton. At Brixton the river was crossed by low bridges for Roman roads to the south coast of Britain, now Brixton Road and Clapham Road. The main roads were connected through a network of medieval country lanes, such as Acre Lane, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton Water Lane and Lyham Road, formerly Black Lane. It was only at the end of the 18th century that villages and settlements formed around Brixton, as the original woodland was gradually reduced until the area was covered in farmland and market gardens known for game and strawberries.
The name is first recorded as Brixiges stan in 1062, meaning stone of a man called Beorhtsige. The stone may have been the location that early hundred meetings took place. Gower suggests that the stone was located at the boundary of Streatham, Clapham and Lambeth parishes. A nearby location on Brixton Hill became the location for the hundred gallows. Brixton Hill had been known as Bristowe Causeway long before the modern Brixton area was developed. The Surrey House of Correction, now known as Brixton Prison, was opened there in 1820.
...Brixton in London ... at Brixton Academy, an inaccessible venue, just before he blew up ... O2 Academy Brixton was forced to shut its doors following a fatal crowd crush that occurred at an Asake concert back in December 2022 – and is currently going through a rigorous safety overhaul.
Artists and industry speak out to save BrixtonAcademy... One of the BBC’s other File on 4 programmes had previously reported claims in January 2023 that staff at the O2 Brixton Academ, where a fatal crowd crush that occurred at an Asake concert back in December 2022, regularly took bribes to let in music fans without tickets.
The O2AcademyBrixton had its licence suspended after two people died and several others were injured as a result of a crush during an Asake gig in December 2022 (Picture...The 02 Brixton Academy can reopen after councillors voted to restore its licence ... Brixton Academy. Met denies wanting to shut down Brixton Academy after deadly crush.
The 02BrixtonAcademy in London - where two people died in a crush last year - can reopen after councillors voted to restore its licence ... Responding to the decision, Brixton Academy said it was "immensely grateful" to the council and would reopen at first with test events ... Second person dies after crush at London concert venue.
“It is unlikely that this committee would see any future plan proposed, either by AcademyGroup or any other operator, which contains provisions for safety as comprehensive as the current proposal before you.” A concert crowd at London’s O2 AcademyBrixtonCredit.
Digga D has announced details of a new London headline show at the Royal Albert Hall – find details below. READ MORE. Digga D – ‘Noughty By Nature’ review. the west Londoner’s deepest record yet ... It replaces a planned BrixtonAcademy concert set for September 5, which was recently cancelled owing to the venue’s continued closure ... It added ... .
Singer Asake returned to London for his first show since the huge crush at his BrixtonAcademy concert last year and paid tribute to those who died in the incident ...Rebecca Ikumelo, 33, died after attending the concert (Picture ... Asake pays tribute to the Brixton Academy fatal losses after his sold out concert late last year.
Asake has played his first UK concert since the fatal crush at his gig in Brixton last year, and started the show off by paying tribute to the two fans who were killed ... The returning gig took place in the city’s O2 Arena last night (August 20) – a venue which has four times the capacity compared to Brixton.
Una Healy has given an insight into her co-parenting relationship with Ben Foden following the couple’s divorce (Pictures. Getty). Una Healy has praised her co-parenting relationship with her ex-husband Ben Foden ...Mark R. Milan/GC Images) ... Eamonn M ... More. Trending ... Asake pays tribute to people who died at BrixtonAcademy concert during return to London.
... equally inspired by the party-loving crowd in Brixton, where her studio is located. “Sometimes I would work really, really late, and I’d be shuffling home, and there would always be concerts at the O2 or people going out on Brixton Road, and I’d see all these people in the lights.
Rebecca Ikumelo, 33, died following a crowd crush outside an Asake concert at the O2 AcademyBrixton in LondonCredit...Wale Ikumelo, 31, brother of Rebecca Ikumelo, 33, who died following a crowd crush outside an Asake concert at the Brixton O2 Academy Credit ... “It should not be that you go to a concert and then die.”.
The infant sons of a woman who died in a crowd crush at the O2 AcademyBrixton are starting to realise their mother isn’t coming home. Rebecca Ikumelo was just 33 when she died days after ticketless fans tried to get into an Asake concert in December ... ‘It should not be that you go to a concert and then die.’.
... equally inspired by the party-loving crowd in Brixton, where her studio is located. “Sometimes I would work really, really late, and I’d be shuffling home, and there would always be concerts at The O2 or people going out on Brixton Road, and I’d see all these people in the lights.