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Brixton windmill summer sunset

Image: Nick Weedon

A unique mill in the heart of London

Brixton Windmill is 200 years old in 2016! This video above celebrates this special occasion, while the video (right) by Nick Weedon shows highlights from our Trades Parade and Festival on 26 May 2016.

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 sixth piece in our series A History of Brixton Windmill in 16 Objects is about the millstones - find out how the phrase "keeping your nose to the grindstone" originated!
  • Our popular bat walk returns on Thursday 8 September at 7.30pm.
  • What have you made with Brixton Windmill flour? Post a picture of your creation and we'll include it in our new gallery!
  • 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.

Windmill Festival 2016

The video below by Nick Weedon shows highlights from the Trades Parade and Festival on 26 June 2016.