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.
On December 15, 2022, BrixtonAcademy was swarmed by concertgoers who did not have tickets to that night’s Asake concert; an announcement made inside the venue claimed that some 3,000 people had “breached the door”, leading to a crush that sent eight people to hospital (with four of them in a critical condition).
O2 AcademyBrixton will remain closed until April following the fatal crowd crush at an Asake concert at the venue in December ... After O2 Academy Brixton’s licence was temporarily suspended until January 16, Lambeth Council said that they would meet again on that date to discuss the future of the venue.
“When there is a concert on we get a nice number of 20 people in, all in groups of two ...Rebecca Ikumelo, 33, who died following a crowd crush outside an Asake concert at the O2 AcademyBrixton (Family handout/PA) ... Rebecca Ikumelo, 33, who died following a crowd crush outside an Asake concert at the O2 Academy Brixton (Family handout/PA).
BrixtonO2 Academy is to remain shut for a further three months after a crush that left two people dead ...Early reports suggested the crush had been caused by large numbers of fans trying to gain access to the concert without tickets, although witnesses have questioned that account ... Witnesses to Brixton concert crush say many fans outside had tickets.
BrixtonAcademy will be shut for a further three months following the tragic incident (Picture... Brixton Academy is set to remain closed until April, following the deaths at an Asake gig last month ... A third concert goer, aged 21, is still in hospital, fighting for their life.
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What gigs face cancellation now O2 AcademyBrixton has temporarily closed its doors? (Picture... O2 Academy Brixton has been forced to close until at least January 16 after two people died in a crush at the venue earlier this month ... 2ManyDJs postpone Brixton gig after tragic crowd crush at Asake concert.
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The Brixton 02 Academy’s licence has been suspended after two people were killed in a crowd crush at a gig last week ...Police at the scene in Brixton following the crush (Picture ... Security guard, 23, dies after being crushed while working at Brixton Academy ... 2ManyDJs postpone Brixton gig after tragic crowd crush at Asake concert.
London venue BrixtonAcademy is set to temporarily close for the next month following two deaths caused by a crowd crush at last week’s Asake gig ...The O2 Academy Brixton must temporarily shut following the crowd crush at the Asake concert last week, Lambeth Council has decided.
Yet it ended in horror, as a crush outside BrixtonO2 Academy last week led to the death of two people, left a third person in a critical condition and several others needing hospital care ...Looks like it was kicking off at the asake concert #asake #brixton #Concert pic.twitter.com/I491VlW6Jh— wizz (@wizzCEO_) December 15, 2022.