Brixton

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Coordinates: 51°27′47″N 0°06′22″W / 51.463°N 0.106°W / 51.463; -0.106

Brixton is a district in south London, England, in the London Borough of Lambeth. It is 3.8 miles (6.1 km) miles south south-east of Charing Cross. The area is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London.[1]

Brixton is predominantly residential with a prominent street market and substantial retail sector.[2] It is a multiethnic community, with around 24 percent of Brixton's population being of African and Caribbean descent,[3] giving rise to Brixton as the unofficial capital of the British African-Caribbean community. Brixton is in InnerSouth London and is bordered by Stockwell, Clapham, Streatham, Camberwell, Tulse Hill and Herne Hill.[4] Brixton houses the main offices of the London Borough of Lambeth.[5]

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