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

Railway Stations

 
Herne Hill Railway Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
 
 
 

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Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel & Spa
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £121  22% 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
 
 
 
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London > Apartment > Apartment   from £90  41% 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
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £64  35% off
87 South Lambeth Road, SW8 | 30 minutes from Effra
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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
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Ritzy Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
Brixton Oval, Brixton, London SW2 | 2 minutes from Effra
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Barrio Brixton
London > Nightlife > Bars
30 Acre Lane, SW2 | 3 minutes from Effra
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Champagne + Fromage
London > Nightlife > Bars
10-11 Granville Arcade, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 | 4 minutes from Effra
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London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Tuesday 23rd May 2017 - 7.30pm
Effra, Coldharbour Lane, SW2 | 2 minutes from Effra
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Effra, 443 Coldharbour Lane, SW9 | 2 minutes from Effra
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Twin Atlantic
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 23rd May 2017 - 7pm
Effra, 1 Town Hall Parade, Brixton Hill, SW2 | 3 minutes from Effra
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Ritzy Picturehouse
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW2 | 2 minutes from Effra
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Hootananny Brixton
London > Entertainment > Pubs
95 Effra Road, SW2 | 5 minutes from Effra
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O2 Academy Brixton
London > Entertainment > Live Music
211 Stockwell Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 8 minutes from Effra
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Windmill Gardens, Brixton Hill, SW2 | 11 minutes from Effra
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London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Larkhall Lane, SW8 | 22 minutes from Effra
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
575 Wandsworth Road, SW8 | 26 minutes from Effra
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Pop Brixton
London > Shopping >
Brixton Station Road, SW9 | 7 minutes from Effra
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The Old Post Office Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
76 Landor Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 13 minutes from Effra
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M Moen & Sons
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
24 The Pavement, SW4 | 22 minutes from Effra
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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
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Le Club Tricolore
London > Education > Cookery Courses
10 Ballingdon Road, Wandsworth, SW11 | 2 miles from Effra
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Chocolate Films Ltd
London > Education >
Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 19 minutes from Effra
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The Wine and Food Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
93 Hazelbourne Road, SW12 | 27 minutes from Effra
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Pop Fields
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49 Brixton Station Road, SW9 | 7 minutes from Effra
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Brockwell Lido
London > Leisure >
Lido Park Gardens, Brockwell Park, SE24 | 8 minutes from Effra
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Dulwich Road, Brockwell Park, SE24 | 19 minutes from Effra
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London > Business > Venue Hire
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 2.2 miles from Effra
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London > Business > Venue Hire
Gallery Road, SE21 | 29 minutes from Effra
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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
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