Effra

 
 
ADDRESS
38a Kellet Road, Brixton, London SW2 1EB
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
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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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

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

Railway Stations

 
Herne Hill Railway Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
 
 
 

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    London > Apartment > Apartment   from £62  35% off
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    418 Brixton Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 6 minutes from Effra
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    London > Entertainment > Cinemas
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    95 Effra Road, SW2 | 5 minutes from Effra
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    London > Entertainment > Live Music
    211 Stockwell Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 8 minutes from Effra
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    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
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    76 Landor Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 13 minutes from Effra
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    24 The Pavement, SW4 | 22 minutes from Effra
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    London > Shopping > Delicatessens
    48 Abbeville Road, SW4 | 22 minutes from Effra
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    London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
    447 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, Brixton, London SW9 | 2 minutes from Effra
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    93 Hazelbourne Road, SW12 | 27 minutes from Effra
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    Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 2.5 miles from Effra
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