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Not worth a trip

Like many I'd heard about this place only as a bit of 80s pop culture. Not sure what it was like... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2017
York, United Kingdom
Must have been nice once

An iconic street now rather depressing. Market stalls follow the curve of the buildings, selling... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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A paradise for the bargain-hunter-with-time, London’s Tottenham Court Road (dubbed Electric Avenue) is the shopping mecca for cameras, computer, hi-fi and hi-tech electrical goods.
  • Excellent9%
  • Very good27%
  • Average27%
  • Poor37%
  • Terrible0%
1 Dec 2017
“Not worth a trip”
27 Oct 2017
“Must have been nice once”
Electric Avenue, London, England
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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

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
Reviewed 3 November 2012

and that does not necessarily reflect on the street - there are fruit/veg/meat & fish stalls and a bit of trash on the street. But its all part of a lively Brixton village area, which is a place to go!

Thank Eva T
Reviewed 19 August 2010

Electric Avenue is a bit depressing and run down, there's a tiny and popular branch of Greggs, lots of poundshops with household tat piled high and a few decent food shops selling fresh fish, meat and veg. The only bit I really like is the...More

Thank party_penguin
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