Pop Brixton, London

I had a fabulous weekend exploring London last weekend.

After an afternoon of uncovering Notting Hill (a neighbourhood, which I had never explored before) as well as, checking out the antique goodies on offer at Portobello Market, I hopped on the tube to Brixton to meet up with a couple of friends and to head to our next destination…

Pop Brixton, London - Portobello - My Culture Craving

Pop Brixton, London - Seating - My Culture Craving

Pop Brixton is a project launched to support local jobs and enterprises. Opening in May of this year and commissioned for another two, this hidden gem has everything you need for a casual dinner date after work or an alcohol-fueled night on the town.
I first heard about Pop Brixton on Mollie Bylett’s blog (thanks for the great recommendation!) and was not disappointed.

Made up of giant, multicoloured shipping containers, Pop Brixton is a small, quirky village full to the brim with food stalls, reasonably priced bars as well as, a few arts and retail shops.

Pop Brixton, London - Market - My Culture Craving

When we arrived, at around 6.30pm, fairy lights and foliage illuminated the bustling seating areas and the wafting smell of exotic foods lured us to the food stall aisles. From Italian, Mexican and Fish and Chips to Sushi, Indian and Vietnamese, we were spoilt for choice.

Pop Brixton, London - Ghana - My Culture Craving

Pop Brixton, London - Sushi - My Culture Craving

In the end, I opted for a not so exciting yet, extremely yummy and filling pizza (at a bargain £6!), which tasted just as fresh as it looked (I watched them make and cook it in the space of five minutes).

Pop Brixton, London - Pizza - My Culture Craving

Whilst my friend went for a bulging bowl of Vietnamese noodles.

Pop Brixton, London - Noodles - My Culture Craving

We ended the evening at a just as wacky bar in Brixton Village with great decor and the cutest little cocktail cups I’ve ever seen…

Pop Brixton, London - Cocktail - My Culture Craving

If you’re heading into London, be sure to check out Pop Brixton! It’s wonderfully wacky and won’t break the bank – the perfect combo for a budget weekend in the city.

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