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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're proud to announce that Windmill Gardens has been awarded the Green Flag Community Award, or Green Pennant. Thanks to all those involved for their hard work.
  • We regret that, owing to lack of funds, our annual festival and parade planned for 28 June had to be postponed. If we raise enough money by the end of August, it will go ahead on 27 September. See right for information on how to donate.
  • On Thursday 16 July we're holding another of our popular bat walks in Windmill Gardens. Meet at the gate of Windmill Gardens at 9.10pm for a 9.20pm start.
  • 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

Festival and Parade donations

As you may know, our annual Windmill Festival and Parade, originally planned for 28 June 2015, had to be postponed due to lack of funds.

In this interview, Events Co-ordinator Magdalen Rubalcava tells Fayon Cottrell, founder and broadcaster of We Got Issuez, about the problems.

If we manage to raise £5,000 by the end of August, the Windmill Festival and Parade will go ahead on Sunday 27 September. If we don't manage to raise enough, we will have a slightly expanded harvest festival celebration (with no parade) on Sunday 20 September.

All donations gratefully received, however small!

To donate with Gift Aid:



To donate without Gift Aid:

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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.