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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.

  • 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.
  • On our next open weekend on 9 and 10 July you will have the chance to comment on the proposed design of the new Brixton Windmill Education Building.
  • The feasibility study for the new education centre is making good progress. Please help us by completing this short online survey by 10 July to help us understand local interest and support in the work of the Friends.
  • The Friends of Windmill Gardens Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 20 July, 7-9pm. Come along to hear the latest news in what has been a very busy bicentenary year and to elect new members of the Executive Committee.
  • Art in the Park returns for the eighth time on Sunday 14 August, with free creative workshops for both adults and children. 
  • 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.