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Brixton Windmill

Image: Jeff Thomas

A unique mill in the heart of London

Brixton Windmill reopens for public tours on 14 April - see our Visit page for how more details. For other events in the park, see the What's on page.

  • Our very popular Beer and Bread Festival returns on bank holiday Monday 7 May for the third year! 
  • This month's Brixton Bugle has an interview with our head miller Shaun Wilson, plus a great cob recipe made using our flour by volunteer baker Angela Rouse. Pick up your copy at Tate Library or other shops and cafes around Brixton.
  • Our first bat walk of the year, led by Dr Iain Boulton, will be on Thursday 17 May.
  • Have your say on the management plan for Windmill Gardens, which includes proposals for future developments in the park.
  • Our tai chi classes in Windmill Garden are held every Saturday11am-12pm. As our funding has expired, we will be asking for a small donation to pay our tutors.
  • What have you made with Brixton Windmill flour? Post a picture of your creation and we'll include it in our new gallery!
  • You can now buy our flour from a number of local outlets
  • Are you interested in becoming a miller? Check our volunteering information page to find out about more volunteering opportunities.

Brixton Windmill was 200 years old in 2016. You can see videos of several bicentenary events 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 the year.

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

Education centre Find out more about plans for a new education centre in Windmill Gardens

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.

New education centre

Plans for new education centre in 2017 - click here for more information!