I’ve found a new cubbyhole of brilliance – Pop Brixton.
I tend to roll my eyes at new ventures with a ‘reclaimed’ vibe – there are SO many of them, but then I found Pop Brixton, which quite literally is the definition of the word, the real deal, I fell in love with it. Two minutes from the tube, it’s made up of a medley of pop up food stalls, gin, beer and wine specialists, a live stage, an enormous projector screen and loads of seating. The entire place is built from plywood and shipping containers, stacked two storeys high.
Are you in the market for a vintage dress or some cat-shaped shades? A fur coat? Movie and chill? Some tapas? A menu of 60 different gins? Curry? It’s ALL YOURS at Pop Brixton.
I visited last week before seeing James Bay at the Brixton Academy – JAMES BAY! Yes, he is incredible. Even with his incredible show waiting for me, I did not want to leave Brixton Pop which is a true testament to how epic it is.
The best bit is that it allows us to experience the next generation of local food and drinks entrepreneurs. There’s innovation and energy in every restaurant you stop at.
Let me help you choose where to go:
- The New Zealand Wine bar for a couple of glasses of good Sauvignon
- Dim Sum at Koi Ramen Bar
- Dinner at the contemporary Indian restaurant on the top floor called Kricket. Queue for as long as you have to – you’ll realise why when you take your first bite. I’d love to challenge Trishana and Gymkana to a cook off with these guys – it’s some of the best Indian food I have ever had the pleasure of eating.
Brixton Pop allows exciting independent start-ups and enterprises from Brixton & Lambeth to showcase their business, for 20% of standard rent fees. It’s a space for them to share skills and ideas, whilst testing their ideas on us hungry Londoners. They’ve also a plan to create gardens amidst the concrete of Brixton to educate and feed locals.
So GO, GO NOW!!!