Plan your visit

Plan your visit

Brixton Windmill is usually open for guided tours one weekend a month between Easter and October.

  • Long tours: These take you right up to the cap of the windmill before working down through the other floors. They last around 40 minutes. It’s best to book in advance here.
  • Short tours: These go up to the first floor, where you will see the millstones that were installed in 1902 and which we use to grind flour today. They last around 10-15 minutes. There is no need to book in advance, but please note that you may have to queue.

Booking for full tours opens one month in advance. You can book here. If we get cancellations we advertise these on Twitter @brixtonwindmill.

Despite reminders, some people who book full tours do not turn up on the day. In this case we offer the places to visitors who have turned up for short tours.

Map

The windmill is situated in a small park called Windmill Gardens at the top of Blenheim Gardens road.

Address

Windmill Gardens
West end of Blenheim Gardens
Off Brixton Hill
London SW2 5DA

Health and safety

We love to welcome visitors to Brixton Windmill, and we hope you will enjoy learning about this unique building. As well as telling you about the windmill and its history, our guides and stewards are also there to ensure your safety – so please stay with them and listen to their advice and instructions to help get the most from your visit.

As a former industrial building, Brixton Windmill has potential dangers, including steep ladders, low beams and heavy machinery. It’s also a very small space, so the number of visitors at any one time is restricted. You will be asked to sign in on the ground floor.

Children are very welcome, but because of the steep ladders they are not allowed to go above the first floor if they are less than 1.2m tall. They must be able to climb the stairs by themselves. You will not be able to carry babies and young children on the stairs.

If you have mobility problems, health concerns or don’t like heights or climbing ladders, you may also prefer to remain on the ground or first floor. Please tell the guide or steward if you think you may have problems.

We hope you enjoy your visit!

Transport

By bus

The following buses pass Brixton Underground and the Windmill: 45, 59, 109, 118, 133, 159, 250 and 333. Alight at Blenheim Gardens. (Coming from Brixton tube station, it’s the third stop.)

By train

Brixton Underground (Victoria line) – 1 mile

Brixton Train overground – 1 mile

Clapham North Underground  (Northern line) – 1.2 miles

Streatham Hill Train overground – 1.2 miles

By car

The windmill is situated one mile south of Brixton on the A23, off Brixton Hill. There is no on-site parking. There is limited on-street parking on surrounding roads but from Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6.30pm you have to pay parking charges (currently £3 an hour, maximum four hours) unless you have a valid permit. Parking at other times is free. If you are using satnav, the postcode is SW2 5DA.

By bike

View local cycle routes and quietways on the Transport for London or Cycle Streets websites. From central London take the CS5/CS6 to CS7 cycle superhighway route and leave at Clapham North to continue via B221 Bedford Road/Kings Avenue, Lyham Road and through Blenheim Gardens estate. Or alternatively, leave CS7 at Kennington Park to continue via the A23 Brixton Road/Brixton Hill.

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