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Brixton WIndmill sails close up

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 open for free tours - dates and details of how to book are on the Visit page.

  • Can you spare a few hours a month? We need help with PR, booking tours and membership records, among other tasks. Many hands make light work!.
  • We've been running trials of grinding flour using the electric millstones - read more here.
  • Help secure the future of Brixton Windmill by attending a meeting on Thursday 11 September to agree a sustainability plan when the current funding runs out in 2015.
  • We're holding a bat walk in Windmill Gardens on Thursday 11 September. Led by Dr Iain Boulton, the walk is free. Meet at 7.40pm at the park gates (Windmill Gardens is at the western end of Blenheim Gardens, SW2 5EU).
  • For Open House weekend (20 and 21 September) Brixton Windmill will open an hour longer, 1-5pm. On Saturday we will have a community art installation in Windmill Gardens, and on Sunday we will be celebrating our annual harvest festival.
  • The Friends will have a stall and will be exhibiting their Mill Memories exhibition at Lambeth Archives Open Day on Saturday 27 September at Minet Library.

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 star trails

© Owen Llewellyn

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.