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No longer an historical attraction

The only really interesting aspect of this 'attraction' is probably its history - and perhaps the... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Fun to See if You're a Fan

What I enjoyed learning about Electric Avenue was that in addition to it's being in a song lyric... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2016
Chicago, Illinois
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25 Mar 2018
“No longer an historical attraction”
1 week ago
“Brilliant good outlets”
A paradise for the bargain-hunter-with-time, London’s "Electric Avenue" is the shopping mecca for cameras, computer, hi-fi and hi-tech electrical goods.
Brixton Road, London, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Brixton market which has a great buzz, spoilt for choice for food, we decided to share and eat small on for different places, out favourite being the French place coz we love cheese, they were all great in there own way, will do deffo...More

Thank SC2011start
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Nothing special. It is super busy and in my opinion smelly and dirty. If you intend to visit Brixton village it's certainly worth to walk the avenue but personally, I do not know what the big fuss is. It's a road that sells a lot...More

Thank Georg_and_Atsuko
Reviewed 26 March 2018

The only really interesting aspect of this 'attraction' is probably its history - and perhaps the coloured sign which marks it out. We could see the back of this sign from our hotel room so decided to wander along the avenue to see what we...More

Thank One_of_the_BOFs
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Like many I'd heard about this place only as a bit of 80s pop culture. Not sure what it was like back then, now its a completely average to below average London street with about as uninteresting a market as you can get.

Thank Waddler
Reviewed 28 October 2017

An iconic street now rather depressing. Market stalls follow the curve of the buildings, selling not very inspiring goods. If you look up above the shop fronts, the quite impressive architecture gives an indication of the grandeur and status the place probably once had. Unfortunately...More

1  Thank allertonlad
Reviewed 14 October 2016

What I enjoyed learning about Electric Avenue was that in addition to it's being in a song lyric, the reason for this street's name was that it was one of the first streets in London to get electricity. Being a well-to-do area in the early...More

Thank wextravelgal
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Electric Avenue is a great place to visit with quirky market stalls and shops selling ethnic foods. When I visited in June 2016 though their were lots of street works going on but, of course, these won't last forever. There is a great Wetherspoon pub...More

Thank Keith L
Reviewed 8 February 2016

The Electric Avenue is located just 2 minutes' walk away from the Brixton Tube Station. Having heard about its former grandeur in late 19th Century when this stretch of street became the first market street to be electrically lit one will expect to see at...More

1  Thank Saman H
Reviewed 5 May 2015 via mobile

Full of vendors selling all sorts of bric brac and produce. Was expecting something with more character. The Brixton Village market was slightly better. Nothing much to buy shopping wise but the food selection is varied

Thank Colin L
Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

Legendary road in Brixton. Always lots going on. Be it during the day with the Market or at night with the many pubs, bars, and restaurants nearby.

Thank N1ckco
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