Hoping for sunshine, the co-editor of the Brixton Blog would plan a dip in Brockwell lido and jerk chicken from Electric Avenue
I’d start my perfect day with a good old-fashioned fry up at the Phoenix cafe on Coldharbour Lane. Fuelled by its poached eggs, I could wander around Brixton’s various markets for hours. I’d stroll through Granville Arcade (Brixton Village) before hitting the eclectic open air market in Electric Avenue (brixtonmarket.net), where wisps of blue smoke carry the unbeatable smell of jerk chicken sizzling on Jeff the Chef‘s outdoor grill.
But I have a lot to pack in so I’ll grab some cheese, meats and bread from the A&C Portuguese deli on Atlantic Road, and bargainous fruit from a stall on Electric Avenue (yes, that of Eddy Grant fame) before toddling up Railton Road for a dip in Brockwell Lido (brockwelllido.com), aka Brixton Beach.