Actual date of this event: 1 February
Brixton Village is not difficult to find, though. It is an indoor market with several shops and small restaurants. I had heard of a few of the restaurants thru prior London research, but every single one of them was jam packed. The Village had the feel of an outdoor area, though, with doors on all of the shops and tables outside of each restaurant. It is only open a few days of the week and for limited hours.
Electric Avenue <-- click it, I dare ya! I don't promise you wont have the song in your head afterward.) wrote the song about the Brixton Riots. Not many riots actually occurred on Electric Avenue, but we wouldn't have this fun tune if he had written the song without it. Anyway!!!!! Electric Avenue hosts another market in Brixton - more like a flea market. It's not the nicest market in the world. There was A LOT of fresh fish being sold, women's accessories, cell phone accessories, toiletries, etc. and it all seemed a little fishy to me (hehehe). Luke and I stopped at one point to check out some fresh fish, and as we walked away, we heard "Amigo! Amigo!" One of the shop keeps was trying to pull us back in to make a purchase. We really didn't like the idea of having to haggle with any of the stalls, so we passed through fairly quickly.
David Bowie and Sharon Osbourne were born in Brixton.