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Brixton shown within Greater London
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London borough Lambeth
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Region London
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Post town LONDON
Postcode district SW9, SW2
Postcode district SE5
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
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Brixton is an area of South London, England, part of the London Borough of Lambeth. It is bordered by Stockwell, Clapham Common, Streatham, Camberwell, Tulse Hill and Herne Hill. South London area South London (known colloquially as South of the River) is the area of London south of the River Thames. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The London Borough of Lambeth is a London borough in South London, England and forms part of Inner London. ... , Stockwell is an inner city area of London, England, in the London Borough of Lambeth. ... Clapham Common Clapham Common is a triangular area of grassland of about 220 acres (0. ... Streatham is a place in the London Borough of Lambeth in the United Kingdom . ... For other uses, see Camberwell (disambiguation). ... Tulse Hill is a district and hill in the London Borough of Lambeth in London, England. ... The Carnegie Library, Herne Hill Herne Hill is a place in the London Borough of Lambeth and the London Borough of Southwark in Greater London. ...

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Etymology

Brixton means 'Beorthsige's stone', from the Old English personal name and stan "stone". The last element is not Old English tun "farm, village", despite the modern -ton ending. It was recorded as Brixiestan in 1086 in the Domesday Book. The location of the stone is not known.[1] Old English redirects here. ... Old English redirects here. ... A line drawing entitled Domesday Book from Andrew Williamss Historic Byways and Highways of Old England. ... Look up stone in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


History

Tate Library with statue of Henry Tate in front
Tate Library with statue of Henry Tate in front
"The Mass" at St Matthew's Church
"The Mass" at St Matthew's Church
The Fridge
The Fridge
The Ritzy
The Ritzy
Brixton Windmill off Brixton Hill.
Brixton Windmill off Brixton Hill.
One of the covered arcades.
One of the covered arcades.

Brixton was the meeting place of the ancient Brixton hundred of Surrey. It remained mostly waste land until the beginning of the 19th century, the main settlements being near Stockwell, Brixton Hill and Coldharbour Lane. With the opening of Vauxhall Bridge in 1816, improved access to Central London led to a process of suburban development. The largest single development, and one of the last in suburban character, was Angell Town, laid out in the 1850s on the east side of Brixton Road, and so named after a family which owned land in Lambeth from the late 17th century until well into the 20th. It was part of Surrey until the creation of the County of London in 1889. Tate Library in Brixton, taken by C ford, March 04. ... Tate Library in Brixton, taken by C ford, March 04. ... Brixton Academy by C Ford taken March 04. ... Brixton Academy by C Ford taken March 04. ... Carling Academy Brixton // The Carling Academy Brixton is a large music venue in Brixton, South London ( , ), England with a capacity of 4,921. ... The Fridge in Brixton, taken by C Ford, March 04. ... The Fridge in Brixton, taken by C Ford, March 04. ... Ritzy Cinema in Brixton, taken by C Ford March 04. ... Ritzy Cinema in Brixton, taken by C Ford March 04. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 556 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo taken by me. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 556 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo taken by me. ... Brixton was an ancient hundred in the north east of the county of Surrey, England. ... , Stockwell is an inner city area of London, England, in the London Borough of Lambeth. ... Brixton Hill is the name given to a 1km section of road between Brixton and Streatham, which forms part of the traditional main route south (A23)from London and Brighton. ... Coldharbour Lane is a road in South London that leads from Camberwell to Brixton. ... Vauxhall bridge looking downstream from the north bank. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Brixton Road is a road in the London Borough of Lambeth, leading from the Oval at Kennington to Brixton, where it forms the high street and then Brixton Hill. ... Lambeth is a place in the London Borough of Lambeth. ... This article is about the English county. ... The County of London was an administrative county and ceremonial county of England from 1889 to 1965. ...


One of a few surviving windmills in London, built in 1816, and surrounded by houses built during Brixton's Victorian expansion, is to be found just off Brixton Hill. The nearby 'Windmill' pub is named after it. This article is about machines that convert wind energy into mechanical energy. ...


Brixton today

Brixton is an inner London suburb 3.3 miles (5.3 km) south of Charing Cross and is the unofficial capital of the Jamaican, African British and Caribbean community of London. Windrush Square between Lambeth Town Hall and the Tate Library was created to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the arrival of the modern Afro-Caribbean community on the Empire Windrush. The Victorian Eleanor Cross at Charing Cross The name Charing Cross, now given to a district of central London in the City of Westminster, comes from the original hamlet of Charing, where King Edward I placed a memorial to his wife, Eleanor of Castile. ... African British is a term used to describe all British nationals with antecedents originating directly from Africa. ... West Indies redirects here. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Caribbean British. ... The Empire Windrush The Empire Windrush was a ship that is an important part of the history of multiracialism in the United Kingdom. ...


Modern day Brixton is home to six big housing estates: Myatts Field off Vassall Road; Angell Town off Brixton Road on the boundary with Camberwell; Loughborough in the centre of Brixton; Moorlands Estate, situated off Coldharbour Lane; St Matthew's, located in the fork between Brixton Hill and Effra Road; Tulse Hill a little further South of St. Matthews.


Brixton is also notable for being one of the first inner city based 'Transition Town' projects in the UK [2]


Entertainment

There is a significant clubbing and live music scene. Large venues include the Carling Brixton Academy (changed from Brixton Academy in 2004), The Fridge and Mass. A range of smaller venues such as The Prince Albert, The Prince / DexClub, the Windmill, The Dogstar, Jamm, The Telegraph, Plan B, the 414, the Effra Tavern, and the Grosvenor are a major part of London's live music scene, drawing performers with international reputations. Brixton is also home to a 1970s purpose built skatepark, named Stockwell Skatepark. Laser lights illuminate the dance floor at a Gatecrasher dance music event in Sheffield, England A nightclub (or night club or club) is a drinking, dancing, and entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark. ... Brixton Academy The Brixton Academy or Brixton is one of Londons leading music venues. ... This article is about a London nightclub. ... This article deals with The Daily Telegraph in Britain, see The Daily Telegraph (Australia) for the Australian publication The Daily Telegraph is a British broadsheet newspaper founded in 1855. ... Plan B may refer to: Plan B (colombian magazine) of Publicaciones SEMANA about Bogotá, the capital city. ... Skatepark in Davis, California. ... An image taken from one of the houses on Stockwell Road overlooking the park. ...


Brixton market

The heart of Brixton is the Market, open every day selling produce from all over the world. The market sells a range of Afro-Caribbean products as well as reflecting the many other communities in the local area with Indian and Vietnamese supermarkets and South American butchers amongst the shops and stalls. Categories: Stub ...


Brixton stores

Brixton was once the shopping capital of south London with three large department stores and some of the earliest branches of what are now Britain's major national retailers.


Brixton however does have the department store Morleys, which has been a big success and has generated a lot of publicity for the glamorous side of Brixton. Morleys has attracted shoppers from all over London, especially women.


Brixton riots

Brixton was the scene of disorder in April 1981 and September 1985. Following migration from the West Indies in the 1950s (and later mix of other ethnic minorities), Brixton encompassed a (relatively) large number of ethnic minorities as compared with other parts of England. The context for the 1981 uprising was the "stop-and-search" policies under the 'sus law', whereby young black men were stopped and searched by the police without any reason being given. This led to a feeling of oppression amongst some residents of the area. Following the 1981 uprising, the Government appointed Lord Scarman under the auspices of a Royal Commission to report[1] upon the effects of the current law. Lord Scarman's report acknowledged the disproportionate effect that the law was having on young black youth. The report made a number of recommendations, which resulted in the police having to give reasons – to the person - for any stop and searches that they undertook. The 1985 uprising followed a police shooting of a black woman, Cherry Groce, after the police entered her house looking for someone else. Although the Brixton area subsequently saw pioneering community policing initiatives, the continued death of young black men in police custody (and in one case the death of a man pointing a fake gun at people) coupled with general distrust of the police led to smaller scale protests through the 1990s (see Brixton riot (1995)). The Brixton riot of April 11, 1981 was the most serious riot in London of the century. ... The Brixton riot of 1985 started on 28 September in Brixton in South London. ... in Britain the Sus law is a stop-and-search law, widely believed to have been abused by the Metropolitan Police to harass young black men. ... Leslie George Scarman, Baron Scarman, PC (29 July 1911 – 8 December 2004) was a Law Lord (retired) and a cross bench member of the British House of Lords. ... In 1967, state-of-the-art policing was exemplified by a fast response to radio calls in this Black-and-White and a crowd drawn by the siren and flashing lights. ... The Brixton riots of 1995 began on December 13 after the death of a 26 year old black man, Wayne Douglas in police custody. ...


After the riots in 1981 a series of murals was funded by the council.


Brixton in song

References to Brixton in song started with the release of 'Whoppi King' by Laurel Aitken in 1968 and 'Brixton Cat' by Dice the Boss in 1969. This was followed in August 1975 by a song written and sung by Geraint Hughes and Jeff Calvert (who billed themselves as "Typically Tropical"): two white men who told the story of a Brixton bus-driver "going' to Barbados" with Coconut Airways to escape the rain in London.


The 1979 song "The Guns of Brixton" by The Clash deals with law enforcement violence in Brixton. Written by Paul Simonon, who grew up in Brixton, it had a reggae influence and showed the reggae roots of both Brixton and Paul Simonon's musical background. The Guns of Brixton is a song by The Clash on their third album, London Calling, released in 1979. ... This article is about the English punk rock band. ... Paul Simonon (born December 15, 1955 in Brixton, London, England) is best known as the bass guitarist and vocalist for punk rock band The Clash. ...


Before a 'Jamm' gig, well-known punk band The Misfits were involved in a fight and thrown into Brixton Prison, which led them to write their song "London Dungeon". This article is about the band. ...


Ian Hunter's 1981 album Short Back 'n' Sides contains a track called "Theatre of the Absurd" which refers to the Brixton law enforcement problem. "Play me some, play me some, play me Brixton power," is the chorus line, and the issue of race is opened with the first lines, "My tea turns seven shades darker as I sit and write these words. And London's gettin' paler, in my Theatre of the Absurd." The production of the record was overseen by Mick Jones of the Clash. For the Spooky Tooth and Foreigner guitarist, see Mick Jones (Foreigner). ... This article is about the English punk rock band. ...


Eddy Grant's 1982 album Killer on the Rampage contains the smash "Electric Avenue", a reference to a shopping street in central Brixton, one of the first in the UK to have electric street lighting installed (when Brixton's character was very different). The song evokes images of poverty, violence and misery while also celebrating the vibe of the area. Eddy Grant (born Edmond Montague Grant, 5 March 1948), is a Plaisance, Guyana born musician. ... Electric Avenue is Eddy Grants US #2 hit of 1983 from the album Killer on the Rampage. ...


The song "Waiting for the Worms" from Pink Floyd's The Wall has a rally leader speaking into a megaphone to a racist rally mob, which acts as some of the lyrics to separate verses of the song. The very first lyrics heard from the megaphone are, "We have been ordered to convene outside Brixton town hall..." The album was released in 1979, two years before the start of the riots of 1981. Waiting for the Worms is a song on the Pink Floyd album The Wall. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that initially earned recognition for their psychedelic or space rock music, and, as they evolved, for their progressive rock music. ... For other Pink Floyd works based around this album, see The Wall (Pink Floyd). ... The Brixton riot of April 11, 1981 was the most serious riot in London of the century. ...


The town featured in the song "Svarta pärlan i London" (The black pearl in London) by Swedish artist Thomas Di Leva. Thomas Di Leva, birth name Sven Thomas Magnusson, (born October 23, 1963 in Gävle, Gävleborg County, Gästrikland, Sweden) is a Swedish singer, songwriter and New Age spokesman. ...


The song "Reggae Fi Peach" and many other songs by reggae-dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson are set in Brixton. Reggae is a music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ... For other uses, see Dub. ... Linton Kwesi Johnson (aka LKJ) (born 24 August 1952, in Chapelton, Jamaica) is a British-based Dub poet. ...


The town also featured in the song "Has It Come To This?" by UK rapper The Streets. Mike Skinner (born November 27, 1978), more commonly known by his stage name The Streets, is a rapper from Birmingham, England. ...


The song "Brixton, Bronx ou Baixada" by Brazilian rock-reggae band O Rappa, tells about social differences. O Rappa is a Brazilian reggae/rock band. ...


The Grime / Rap group P.D.C are located in and around Brixton, they tell stories of life growing up on the brixton streets. (Poverty Driven Children)


Brixton in film

Director Richard Parry shot a film here (released in 2001) called South West Nine (SW9), referring to the postcode covering much of central Brixton. Confusingly, this postcode is officially that of Stockwell - although the northern part of Brixton falls within the boundary - whereas SW2 (the Brixton Hill sorting office) also covers Tulse Hill A204 Road, Streatham Hill and Brixton Hill. Richard Parry is the director of the film South West 9, 2001. ... , Stockwell is an inner city area of London, England, in the London Borough of Lambeth. ... SW2 is officially the London distinct postcode for Brixton Hill Sorting Office, located in Blenheim Gardens, off Brixton Hill. ... Tulse Hill is a district and hill in the London Borough of Lambeth in London, England. ... Streatham is a place in the London Borough of Lambeth. ... Brixton Hill is the name given to a 1km section of road between Brixton and Streatham, which forms part of the traditional main route south (A23)from London and Brighton. ...


'Reg Llama of Brixton' was mentioned in the (farcical) opening credits of the seminal 1975 comedy film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 film written and performed by the comedy group Monty Python (Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin), and directed by Gilliam and Jones. ...


Brixton was also mentioned in the film "V for Vendetta" as being the location where the first riots against Chancellor Adam Sutler's authoritarian British government broke out, which resulted in Sutler calling out the army to try and stop growing public support for "V". High Chancellor Adam Sutler is a fictional character in the film adaptation of the graphic novel V for Vendetta. ...


The film Johnny Was, with the exception of a number of flashback sequences, is set entirely in Brixton. Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ...


Ross Kemp filmed in Brixton on two occasions for his programme "Ross Kemp on Gangs"


The Prince and the Showgirl

In the 1957 film The Prince and the Showgirl starring Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe, Olivier's character ( Charles, the Prince Regent ) asks Elsie Marina (played by Monroe) where she lives, to which Monroe replies "Coldharbour Lane, Brixton". The Prince and the Showgirl is a 1957 Hollywood film starring Marilyn Monroe and co-starring Laurence Olivier who also directed and produced it. ... Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM, (IPA: ; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and four-time Emmy winning English actor, director, and producer. ... Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson;[1] June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), was a Golden Globe-winning[2] American actress, singer, model, Hollywood icon,[3] cultural icon, fashion icon,[4] pop icon, film executive and sex symbol. ... Prince Regent (or Prince Regnant, as a direct borrowing from French language) is a prince who rules a country instead of a sovereign, e. ...


Nelson Mandela

Brixton's symbolic role as the "soul of Black Britain" led to a 1996 visit by Nelson Mandela. This included a brief visit to Mandela Street, part of a modern housing development constructed in the mid 80s and named after the former South African president. Mr. Mandela also visited the Brixton Recreation Centre during his visit. For other people named Mandela, or other uses, see Mandela. ...


Brixton bombing

On 17 April 1999 neo-nazi bomber David Copeland planted a nail bomb in Electric Avenue, which exploded on market day by the Iceland supermarket at the junction with Brixton High Street. Around 50 people were injured, including a toddler, who had a nail driven through his skull. Copeland was sentenced to six life sentences in June 2000. He had also bombed Brick Lane, the heart of East London's Bangladeshi community, and a gay pub in Soho. is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... The terms Neo-Nazism and Neo-Fascism refer to any social or political movement to revive Nazism or Fascism, respectively, and postdates the Second World War. ... David Copeland David John Copeland (born May 15, 1976) is a former member of the British neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement, who became known as the London nailbomber after a 13-day bombing campaign in April 1999 aimed at Londons black, Asian, and gay communities. ... For other uses, see Bomb (disambiguation). ... The name Electric Avenue may refer to any of the following: A song written by Eddy Grant The household appliance department at the now defunct Montgomery Ward chain of U.S. department stores A roadway in several places, including Seal Beach, California, and Brixton, U.K A dance club in... Packaged food aisles in a Fred Meyer store in Portland, Oregon A supermarket is a departmentalized self-service store offering a wide variety of food and household merchandise. ... Brick Lane is a street in the East End of London and heart of the citys Bangladeshi community. ... The Peoples Republic of Bangladesh (Bangla: গনপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলােদশ) is a country in South Asia that forms the eastern part of the ancient region of Bengal. ... Cast-iron architecture in Greene Street SoHo is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan. ...


Transport and locale

Nearest places

For other uses, see Camberwell (disambiguation). ... For the crater on Mars, see Tooting (crater). ... For other places with the same name, see Clapham (disambiguation). ... Streatham is a place in the London Borough of Lambeth in the United Kingdom . ... Battersea is a place in the London Borough of Wandsworth. ... , Wandsworth is a town on the south bank of the River Thames in south-west London. ... Norbury is a place in the London Borough of Croydon, on the border with the London Borough of Lambeth and the London Borough of Merton. ... The Carnegie Library, Herne Hill Herne Hill is a place in the London Borough of Lambeth and the London Borough of Southwark in Greater London. ...

Nearest tube stations

Brixton tube station Brixton Tube station is a station in the London Underground. ... One of the entrances to the Stockwell shelter, now decorated as a war memorial with input from pupils at a local school. ...

Nearest railway stations

Trains operate from Brixton railway station between London Victoria and Kent. Brixton tube station is the southern terminus of the Victoria line of the London Underground, which has trains operating to Central London. Brixton Railway Station is on the train line between London Victoria and Orpington. ... Victoria Station concourse Victoria station is a London Underground and railway station in London, in the City of Westminster. ... For other uses, see Kent (disambiguation). ... Brixton tube station Brixton Tube station is a station in the London Underground. ... London Transport Portal The Victoria Line is a line of the London Underground, coloured light blue on the Tube map. ... The London Underground is a rapid transit system that serves a large part of Greater London and some neighbouring areas of Essex, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. ... Central London is a much-used but unofficial and vaguely defined term for the most inner part of London, the capital of England. ...


Roads

Brixton sits on several main roads. The A23 London to Brighton road runs North-South through the area. There is also the A203 which links to Vauxhall Bridge along with the A204 and A2217. Brixton was due to be a major interchange of the South Cross Route, part of the London Ringways plan, which was cancelled in the 1970s. The A23 road, in its original form, was a major road running between London to Brighton, England. ... For other places with the same name, see Brighton (disambiguation). ... The A202 is a primary A road in South London. ... Vauxhall bridge looking downstream from the north bank. ... The numbering zones for A-roads in Great Britain List of A roads beginning with 2 in Great Britain starting south of the River Thames and east of the A3. ... The A2217 is an A road in London, England. ... South Cross Route (SCR) was the designation for the southern section of Ringway 1, the innermost circuit of the London Ringways network, a complex and comprehensive plan for a network of high speed roads circling and radiating out from central London designed to manage and control the flow of traffic... The London Ringways were a series of four ring roads planned in the 1960s to circle London at various distances from the city centre. ...


Buses

Brixton is a main meeting point for many London buses routes: 2, 3, 35, 37, 45, 59, 109, 118, 133, 159, 196, 250, 322, 333, 345, 355, 432, P4 and P5. An Enviro 400 bus, a modern interpretation of the famous London red double-decker. ... London Buses route 2 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, United Kingdom. ... // History This route dates back to 1950. ... London Buses route 35 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, United Kingdom. ... London Buses route 37 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, United Kingdom. ... London Buses route 45 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, United Kingdom. ... London Buses route 109 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, United Kingdom. ... London Buses route 118 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, United Kingdom. ... London Buses route 159 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, United Kingdom. ... London Buses route 196 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, United Kingdom. ... London Buses route 333 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, United Kingdom. ... London Buses route 345 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, United Kingdom. ... London Buses route 432 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, Britain. ... List of Transport for London (TfL) contracted London Bus routes in London, England. ...


Trams

Transport for London has proposed building the Cross River Tram from Camden Town to Brixton via central London. Transport For London (TfL) is a local government body responsible for most aspects of the transport system throughout Greater London in England. ... The Cross River Tram, or Cross River Transit, is a proposed tram system in London to connect Camden Town to Kings Cross, Peckham and Brixton. ... For other uses of Camden, see Camden. ...


Famous people from Brixton

Three people who have lived in Brixton have blue plaques marking their former homes: A blue plaque showing information about The Spanish Barn at Torre Abbey in Torquay. ...

  • Havelock Ellis pioneer sexologist lived at Dover Mansions on Canterbury Crescent[3]
  • CLR James the writer and black political activist lived in Railton Road.[4]
  • Dan Leno (1860-1904) an English music hall comedian famous for his drag acts (56 Akerman Road).

Other notable people with Brixton connections include: Henry Havelock Ellis (February 2, 1859 - July 8, 1939), known as Havelock Ellis, was a British doctor, sexual psychologist and social reformer. ... Cyril Lionel Robert James (4 January 1901–19 May 1989) was a journalist, and a prominent socialist theorist and writer. ... Dan Leno (born George Wild Galvin, (December 20, 1860 - October 31, 1904) was an English music hall comedian whose act typically revolved around cockney humour and dressing up as a pantomime dame. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Music Hall is a form of British theatrical entertainment which reached its peak of popularity between 1850 and 1960. ... For the documentary about Jerry Seinfeld, see Comedian (film). ...

Kenneth Robert Livingstone (born 17 June 1945) is the outgoing Mayor of London, a post he has held from its creation in 2000 until 2008. ... For other persons named John Major, see John Major (disambiguation). ... Max Wall (March 12, 1908 - May 21, 1990) was a British comedian, born in Brixton, London son of the successful music-hall entertainer Jack (Jock) Lorimer. ... Comedian born 21 July 1937 in Brixton, London, though he was actually brought up in Salford, Manchester. ... Poly Styrene (born Marianne Elliot) is an English musician. ... This article is about the punk band. ... David Bowie (pronounced ) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English musician, actor, producer, arranger, and audio engineer. ... Daniel Williams (born July 13, 1973, London, England) is a British professional heavyweight boxer, and former Commonwealth champion. ... Paul Simonon (born December 15, 1955 in Brixton, London, England) is best known as the bass guitarist and vocalist for punk rock band The Clash. ... This article is about the English punk rock band. ... For the Spooky Tooth and Foreigner guitarist, see Mick Jones (Foreigner). ... This article is about the English punk rock band. ... Drum and bass (commonly abbreviated to d&b, DnB, dnb, dnb, drum n bass and drum & bass) is a type of electronic dance music also known as jungle. ... Dillinja, (previously known as Capone, Cubotron and Original Master), (real name Karl Francis[1]) is a Jungle and drum and bass DJ and producer from Brixton in South London. ... Daniel Mulloy (24 March 1977) is a British screenwriter and film director. ... Alabama 3 is a British acid house, blues, country and gospel music band founded in Brixton, London, in 1989. ... Linton Kwesi Johnson (aka LKJ) (born 24 August 1952, in Chapelton, Jamaica) is a British-based Dub poet. ... House music is a style of electronic dance music that was developed by dance club DJs in Chicago in the early to mid-1980s. ... Basement Jaxx is a critically acclaimed UK house music duo, comprising Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe, that rose to popularity in the late 1990s. ... This article is about the musician. ... Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine were formed in 1987 by singer Jim Bob and guitar hero Fruitbat. ... Sharon Rachel Osbourne (née Levy, previously Arden; born 9 October 1952) is an English music manager and promoter, television personality and presenter. ... Mike Skinner (born November 27, 1978), more commonly known by his stage name The Streets, is a rapper from Birmingham, England. ... Deborah Dyer (aka Skin) was the lead vocalist of britrock band Skunk Anansie. ... Skunk Anansie was an English rock band whose members included Skin (Deborah Dyer), Cass (Richard Lewis), Ace (Martin Kent) and Mark Richardson. ... Stereo MCs are an British rap group. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Dr. James Ephraim Lovelock, CH, CBE, FRS (born 26 July 1919) is an independent scientist, author, researcher, environmentalist, and futurologist who lives in Cornwall, in the south west of Great Britain. ... For other uses, see Gaia. ... Group Captain Frank Reginald Carey CBE, DFC & two bars, AFC, DFM, Silver Star (American), Royal Air Force (7 May 1912 - 6 December 2004) was an English Second World War fighter ace with 25 victories (18 German and seven Japanese). ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... The Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen, perhaps the most famous ace of all The first ace, Adolphe Pegoud being awarded the Croix de Guerre A flying ace or fighter ace is a military aviator credited with shooting down five or more enemy aircraft during aerial combat. ... Iwan Thomas (born 5th January 1974) is an Olympic Athlete. ... Nyron Paul Henry Nosworthy (born 11 October 1980 in Brixton, South London) is a Jamaican footballer born in England. ... Shivani Kapoor (born September 20, 1984) in London, England is an Indian model. ... Hijack were a hip hop group from Brixton in London, featuring Kamanchi Sly, DJ Supreme, DJ Undercover, Ulysses, Agent Fritz and Agent Clueso. ... Called English literatures performing flea, P. G. Wodehouse, pictured in 1904, became famous for his complex plots, ingenious wordplay, and prolific output. ... For the search engine, see Ask Jeeves. ... So Solid Crew are a UK garage and grime act whose hits include Oh No and 21 Seconds, the latter of which reached number one in the official UK Singles Chart in August 2001. ...

Mythology

  • Sir Walter Raleigh is said to have had a house in Brixton and been visited there by Queen Elizabeth I, who traveled by barge up the (now underground) Effra River to meet him. However, the name of Raleigh Hall appears to have no links to Sir Walter, and the Effra is not known to have been navigable south of Kennington.

This article is about the sixteenth-century explorer. ... Elizabeth I Queen of England and Ireland Queen of France, nominal title Elizabeth I (September 7, 1533–March 24, 1603) was Queen of England and Queen of Ireland from November 17, 1558 until her death. ... This article is about Arthur Conan Doyles fictional detective. ... The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, one of the 56 short Sherlock Holmes stories written by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is the seventh story of twelve in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. ... The Adventure of the Three Garridebs, one of the 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories written by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is one of 12 stories in the cycle collected as The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes. ...

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The Voice is a British national weekly tabloid newspaper owned by the Jamaican publisher, the Gleaner Voice Group, aimed at the British Afro-Caribbean community. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ Surrey Domesday Book
  2. ^ http://www.transitiontowns.org/ Transition Towns wiki
  3. ^ Search Blue Plaques : Blue Plaques : Research & Conservation : English Heritage
  4. ^ Search Blue Plaques : Blue Plaques : Research & Conservation : English Heritage
  5. ^ x-ray spex official site/poly's biography 1
  6. ^ Paramedic to the planet | By genre | guardian.co.uk Books
This is a partial list of places in London, England. ...

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