“We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue” aka London’s Harlem! I had to find the African presence in London…I had to!
During my first night in London I made it a priority to visit BRIXTON.
Brixton has been dubbed as London’s Harlem (it may have been after Nelson Mandela visited in 1996) either way I had to find the African presence in London…I had to!
I read a lot about Brixton and found that this area in London is where a lot of African/ Caribbean culture resided (ever since the ending of the second World War) so it was at the top of my list of “must sees”.
After the craziness at Buckingham Palace I decided to end the day on a sweeter note and rock down to Electric Avenue.
Luckily Brixton wasn’t too far away from Victoria station, which was so close to the Buckingham Palace (it was basically the last stop on the Victoria line) so it just made sense to go while I was in the neighborhood.
So I took the “tube” (Victoria line from Victoria station to the last stop) and was instantly pleased.
As soon as I reached the top of the escalator I was met by a sea of brown faces and heard nothing but Caribbean music.
I shopped around a bit at the outside marketplace…
Stopped by “Pop Brixton” a cool indoor shopping mall/ pub for a drink…
Then I treated myself to some of the best Caribbean/Jamaican food I’ve ever tasted!!!
Brixton was Amazing!! I definitely want to return and get some more beef patties soon!