Effra  

 
 
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38a Kellet Road, Brixton, London SW2 1EB
 
 
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Open from 11:00 to 23:00 daily
 

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EffraBy no means your average watering hole; the Effra defies most attempts at description or classification. From the outside it looks like a shabby South London boozer, and inside it has much the same feel. It was for places like these that the phrase "je ne sais quoi" was invented: whatever it is, it's got it in droves. There's live music (usually jazz or reggae) nearly every night, which is rare in any pub, especially a low-key affair off the main thoroughfare like the Effra. The clientele is a bizarre blend of locals, eccentrics, and new-age muso types. The kitchen serves up a thought-provoking selection of Jamaican staples including jerk chicken and curried goat.

 

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Brixton Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Clapham North Tube Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Herne Hill Railway Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
 
 
 

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Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel & Spa
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £117  37% off
354 Queenstown Road, SW8 | 2.1 miles from Effra
Situated along the River Thames, opposite Battersea Park, Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel is the first UK hotel from the Portuguese Pestana Hotels and Resorts Group. The ... More
 
 
 
Dolphin House Serviced Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £91  21% off
Dolphin Square, SW1V | 2.1 miles from Effra
Dolphin House is a wonderfully quiet spot.The tranquillity is all the more surprising given its close proximity to Victoria, making it convenient for Westminster and Tate ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London- Vauxhall Nine Elms
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £60  34% off
87 South Lambeth Road, SW8 | 30 minutes from Effra
Recently redeveloped in a contemporary style, the Holiday Inn Express London -Vauxhall Nine Elms is a budget hotel located just south of the river Thames. ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Pubs nearest Effra

The best pubs near London Effra.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Effra
London > Nightlife > Pubs
38a Kellet Road, Brixton, London SW2 | Same location as Effra
By no means your average watering hole; the Effra defies most attempts at description or classification. From the outside it looks like a shabby South London ... More
 
 
 
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The Commercial
London > Nightlife > Pubs
212 Railton Road, SE24 | 13 minutes from Effra
Blending the relaxed vibe of nearby Dulwich Village and the party feel of Brixton The Commercial is perfectly suited to its ... More
 
 
 
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Effra clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Ritzy Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
Brixton Oval, Brixton, London SW2 | 2 minutes from Effra
This funky little jazz bar is one of South London's hidden delights. Don't worry about the depressingly empty pub section you can see from the street. ... More
 
 
 
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Barrio Brixton
London > Nightlife > Bars
30 Acre Lane, SW2 | 3 minutes from Effra
Brazilian-inspired cocktail bar and cantina Barrio Brixton serves tapas-style food, plus late night club with DJs. Taking its name from the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Champagne + Fromage
London > Nightlife > Bars
10-11 Granville Arcade, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 | 4 minutes from Effra
Expanding from their Covent Garden shop into Brixton, Champagne & Fromage, the venture owned by French Bubbles founders, Maud Fierobe and Stefano Frigerio, can be found ... More
 
 
 
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The Moonlandingz
London > Events > Music  Dates: Wednesday 22nd November 2017 - 7pm-11pm
Effra, 1 Town Hall Parade, Brixton Hill, SW2 | 3 minutes from Effra
A glitchy psychedelic project featuring members of the Fat White Family and The Eccentronic Research Council....More
 
 
 
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Alborosie
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 23rd November 2017 - 7pm
Effra, 1 Town Hall Parade, Brixton Hill, SW2 | 3 minutes from Effra
Reggae musician, instrumentalist, singer and producer with Sicilian roots....More
 
 
 
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Portraits Of Change: Photography Exhibition
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 20th November to 2nd December 2017 - 9am-12midnight
Effra, Brixton Station Road, SW9 | 7 minutes from Effra
Exhibitions & Art, Photography....More
 
 
 
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Near Effra
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Ritzy Picturehouse
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW2 | 2 minutes from Effra
If the Ritzy were a cat, it would have used up most of its nine lives. The cinema started life in 1910 as the Electric Pavilion, ... More
 
 
 
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Hootananny Brixton
London > Entertainment > Pubs
95 Effra Road, SW2 | 5 minutes from Effra
Hootananny Brixton is the sister venue to one of the Scottish Highlands' most successful venues, Hootananny in Inverness. Revamped and refurbished, it's fast-establishing itself as one ... More
 
 
 
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O2 Academy Brixton
London > Entertainment > Live Music
211 Stockwell Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 8 minutes from Effra
This former cinema with its art deco interior, proscenium arch and 140ft dome is London's most celebrated venue for live music, winning Best Live Venue at ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Effra

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Effra
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Brixton Windmill
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Windmill Gardens, Brixton Hill, SW2 | 11 minutes from Effra
Brixton Hill was still relatively rural when the Brixton Windmill was built in 1816 by John Muggeridge and Sons and the area remained largely agricultural until ... More
 
 
 
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Block 336
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
336 Brixton Road, SW9 | 12 minutes from Effra
Founded in October 2011, Block 336 is an artist-run project space, studio provider and UK registered charity. Located in Brixton, the gallery has ... More
 
 
 
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Oasis Adventure Playground
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Larkhall Lane, SW8 | 22 minutes from Effra
The excellent Oasis Adventure Playground provides supervised adventure play sessions for local children aged 6 to 16 who can zip down the zip wire, ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Effra

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Pop Brixton
London > Shopping >
Brixton Station Road, SW9 | 7 minutes from Effra
The first in London to realise the retail potential of shipping containers, Pop Brixton is a wonderful community project, ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Post Office Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
76 Landor Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 13 minutes from Effra
In a former Post Office in Lyham Road, Clapham North, The Old Post Office Bakery set up shop in 1982. That was after they'd been serving ... More
 
 
 
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Roni's Bagel Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
12 Connaught Street, W2 | 14 minutes from Effra
Owned by Roni Avital, who has been in the bagel business since he set up his first bakery in West Hampstead in 1989, ... More
 
 
 
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Satay Cocktail Bar & Restaurant
London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
447 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, Brixton, London SW9 | 2 minutes from Effra
Slightly pricey but very entertaining spot round the corner from Brixton tube. The Indonesian satay and main dishes are excellent, packed with flavour and served with ... More
 
 
 
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The Rum Kitchen - Brixton
London > Restaurants > Caribbean restaurants
435-437 Coldharbour Lane, SW9 | 2 minutes from Effra
The team behind The Rum Kitchen have now ventured into south London with a branch in Brixton, injecting a slice of the ... More
 
 
 
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Fancy Funkin Chicken
London > Restaurants >
441 Coldharbour Lane, SW9 | 2 minutes from Effra
Fancy Funkin Chicken is a chicken shop and bar brought to you by a dynamic trio of young hospitality insiders, Nathan Pattie (co-founder of ... More
 
 
 
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Near Effra
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Le Club Tricolore
London > Education > Cookery Courses
10 Ballingdon Road, Wandsworth, SW11 | 2 miles from Effra
Get the kids interested in learning can be difficult, especially with regards to a foreign language. However, if they start at a young age what can ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Chocolate Films Ltd
London > Education >
Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 19 minutes from Effra
Chocolate Films is a South London based film production company and social enterprise which runs a wide variety of media courses including stop motion animation, light ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Wine and Food Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
93 Hazelbourne Road, SW12 | 27 minutes from Effra
It's kind of an evening class, kind of a dinner party... Led by FHM's Kenneth Harry Putt, the WFA wine appreciation classes are based around tasting ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Effra

Effra gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Pop Fields
London > Leisure > Attractions for Kids
49 Brixton Station Road, SW9 | 7 minutes from Effra
Play sport, watch all the sporting action and kick back with food and drink at Pop Fields, the place to ... More
 
 
 
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Brockwell Lido
London > Leisure >
Lido Park Gardens, Brockwell Park, SE24 | 8 minutes from Effra
This excellent community sports facility was built by the London County Council in 1937. And, after a period of closure, Brockwell Lido re-opened in July 2007. ... More
 
 
 
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Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Dulwich Road, Brockwell Park, SE24 | 19 minutes from Effra
Community greenhouses within Brockwell Park.... More
 
 
 
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Tate Britain
London > Business > Venue Hire
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 2.2 miles from Effra
Conference facilities can accomodate up to 1550 people.... More
 
 
 
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Dulwich Picture Gallery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Gallery Road, SE21 | 29 minutes from Effra
Designed by London architect Sir John Soane in 1811, Dulwich Picture Gallery is the world's first purpose-built art gallery and holds one of the most celebrated ... More
 
 
 
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The Battersea Barge
London > Business > Venue Hire
Riverside Walk, Nine Elms Lane, Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall, Battersea, London SW8 | 36 minutes from Effra
In the shadow of the Battersea Power Station, the Battersea Barge is a unique venue that's open daily for food, drink and ... More
 
 
 
 

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The Moonlandingz
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A glitchy psychedelic project featuring members of the Fat White Family and The Eccentronic Research Council....More

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Exhibitions | Until 2nd December 2017 

Pop Brixton 7 minutes walk from Effra

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