Explore Brixton’s black history
London’s strength lies in its diversity, and nowhere is this more clear than South London’s Brixton. This neighbourhood became home to many people from the Caribbean (most notably the Windrush generation) and though Britain proved to be far from the welcoming “mother country” that was promised, today the area still maintains a strong Afro-Caribbean culture. Pay a visit to inclusive children’s bookshop Round Table Books and stop to admire the Grade II listed sculptures ‘Platforms Piece’ in the station, which were cast using models from the community. End your exploration at an exhibition at the Black Cultural Archives to learn about the history of the area, the community and the cultural contributions that have been ignored for too long.