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Brixton WIndmill

Image: Owen Llewellyn

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 closed for the winter - tours will start again at Easter 2015.

We now have our own YouTube channel, where you can see videos like the one above, made by Will Glanville. Many thanks to Will for such high quality footage that really shows the mill in fine form!

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

Mill Memories book

Mill Memories

Our Mill Memories book is based on interviews with 26 local residents about their memories of Brixton Windmill, the area around it, and the importance of bread and flour production.

We also produced an exhibition and a performance based on material gathered in the interviews. You can see an electronic version of the book here or  buy the real version on our open days at Brixton Windmill.

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.