n 1971, Brixton Station opened as the Northern terminus for the Victoria line, which is the only line that is fully underground. Refurbished between 2001-10, the station features a double height glass-fronted façade designed by Chetwood Associates.
Council-funded murals celebrating racial diversity and harmony decorate the streets of this multicultural area.
Notable residents past and present include pop star David Bowie, who was born at 40 Stansfield Road, Brixton, Former Prime Minister John Major and London’s ex-mayor Ken Livingstone.
Brixton has been the subject of multiple songs and films. ‘Theatre of the Absurd’ by Ian Hunter of Mott the Hoople featured lyrics about Brixton’s law enforcement: “Play me some, play me some, play me Brixton power”.
Artworks are currently installed at the following stations