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Brixton Windmill

Image: Jeff Thomas

A unique mill in the heart of London

If you're interested in visiting Brixton Windmill you can book tickets and see details of other events on our Visit page.

  • At the second annual Windmill Lecture on Wednesday 27 September, Viv Whittingham, a descendant of John Ashby, first miller at Brixton Windmill, will be talking about the history of this adaptable Quaker family.
  • At their Autumn General Meeting on Wednesday 20 September, the Friends of Windmill Gardens voted unanimously to change their status from a charity to an incorporated charity. This will allow them to sign a lease for the new education centre in Windmill Gardens.
  • Many thanks and congratulations to our volunteers and Lambeth Parks Officers - their hard work means that Windmill Gardens has just retained its Green Flag Community Award for the third year running.
  • Brixton Windmill is featured on the Buckingham Covers Windmills and Watermills first day cover. Order your copy online, or pick one up at our open days.
  • The final instalment in our series A History of Brixton Windmill in 16 Objects looks at a humble loaf of bread and its symbolic meaning throughout the ages.
  • Free tai chi classes run every Saturday in Windmill Gardens, 11am-12pm. No experience required.
  • What have you made with Brixton Windmill flour? Post a picture of your creation and we'll include it in our new gallery!
  • You can now buy our flour from a number of local outlets
  • Are you interested in becoming a miller? Check our volunteering information page to find out about more volunteering opportunities.
  • Read about our previous 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 was 200 years old in 2016. You can see videos of several bicentenary events 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 the year.

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

Education centre Find out more about plans for a new education centre in Windmill Gardens

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.

New education centre

Plans for new education centre in 2017 - click here for more information!