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Brixton Windmill

Image: Jeff Thomas

A unique mill in the heart of London

Brixton Windmill is now closed for the winter - it will reopen for public tours in April. For other events in the park, see the What's on page.

  • The Friends will be planting hops in Windmill Gardens on Tuesday 13 March - come and lend a hand if you have a couple of hours to spare!
  • Interested in becoming a guide to help visitors understand the history of Brixton Windmill? We're running training sessions for new and existing guides in March, so sign up now!
  • Have your say on the management plan for Windmill Gardens, which includes proposals for future developments in the park.
  • Brixton Windmill is featured on the Buckingham Covers Windmills and Watermills first day cover. Order your copy online, or pick one up at our open days.
  • Our tai chi classes in Windmill Garden will continue every Saturday in 2018. 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!