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A unique mill in the heart of London

"Beautifully restored - reminds me of childhood visits to East Anglian windmills". Paul Crowley, visitor

Brixton Windmill is 200 years old in 2016! This video celebrates this special occasion.

You can see other videos on our YouTube channel, including one of National Mills Weekend 2016, when we dressed the common sails in sailcloth designed and printed by Eley Kishimoto, our creative ambassador for our bicentenary year.

  • It's the annual Windmill Parade and Festival on Sunday 26 June. The theme this year is Trades and Professions, and everyone is welcome to join. Meet at 12.30pm in Windrush Square to march up Brixton Hill to the windmill, where there will be workshops, live music, animals from Brixton City Farm and much more!
  • In keeping with the trades theme we have also arranged several work placements with local businesses - more details will be available at the Friends stall at the festival on 26 June.
  • The Friends of Windmill Gardens are up for an Urban Food Award in the category of Most Inspiring Producer. Please vote for us before midday on 8 July.
  • What have you made with Brixton Windmill flour? Post a picture of your creation and we'll include it in our new gallery!
  • Throughout 2016 we will be publishing a series of articles covering the history of Brixton Windmill in 16 objects. Our fourth article, appropriate for the stormy June weather we've been experiencing, is about the weathervane.
  • Tai chi classes are still running every Saturday, 11am-12pm. No experience required. The classes are currently unfunded, so donations to tutors are welcome.
  • Read about our training session for volunteer millers, when the stones in Brixton Windmill ground flour for the first time in 80 years. The video below was shot by London Live, who sent a camera crew to record the momentous occasion!

 

Brixton Windmill and heritage wheat

© Nick Weedon

Brixton Windmill is a tangible reminder to all Londoners of the close links that the capital had with agriculture and food production.

Mural painting in Windmill Gardens

Our image gallery includes a collection of photos of Brixton Windmill before, during and after restoration, as well as events in Windmill Gardens

Educational visits Find out more about our education programme of school visits

Friends of Windmill Gardens

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The Friends of Windmill Gardens is a local residents' group that holds regular events in the park and provides volunteer guides for visits to the windmill.

  • Get involved as a volunteer
  • Catch up with the latest on our blog
  • Support us by becoming a member
  • See photos of our activities on Flickr

The Friends of Windmill Gardens were formed in 2003 to raise the profile of Brixton Windmill and campaign for its restoration. Now the mill is working again, we are helping to educate visitors and improve the surrounding park.