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Brixton WIndmill

Image: Nick Weedon

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 now open for tours. You can see the full list of open days and book a tour online on our Visit page.

  • We regret that, owing to lack of funds, our annual festival and parade planned for 28 June had to be postponed. We hope to hold it later in the year - watch this space for details.
  • The Friends of Windmill Gardens Annual General Meeting is on Wednesday 1 July, 7-9pm, in Room 125 at Lambeth Town Hall. See here for information on nominations and proposals.
  • Our Big Gig on Sunday 12 July offers children the chance to learn how to play the steel pan, as well as a workshop for making shakers.
  • For 2015 we're offering guided walks around Brixton Hill - a chance for you to find out more about the history of the area.
  • Free tai chi classes run in Windmill Gardens every Saturday 11am-noon.
  • Can you spare a few hours a month? We need help with booking tours and keeping membership records, among other tasks. Many hands make light work!
  • 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!

We now have our own YouTube channel, where you can see other videos about Brixton Windmill.

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

Flour power fund

The Friends of Windmill Gardens have launched a big public appeal for money to get Brixton Windmill grinding again by 2016 – its 200th birthday!

A fund of £20,000 – to be raised in £5,000 stages – will help us sort out the best way to produce flour without affecting our popular free public open days and school visits at Brixton Windmill.

For more information on how to donate, see Flour Fund.

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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.