Effra

 
 
ADDRESS
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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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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    354 Queenstown Road, SW8 | 2.1 miles from Effra
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    29-33 Camberwell Church Street, SE5 | 28 minutes from Effra
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    87 South Lambeth Road, SW8 | 30 minutes from Effra
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    418 Brixton Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 6 minutes from Effra
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    Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW2 | 2 minutes from Effra
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    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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    575 Wandsworth Road, SW8 | 26 minutes from Effra
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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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    London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
    7 Vining Street, Brixton, London SW9 | 3 minutes from Effra
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    London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
    14e Market Row, Brixton Market, Brixton, London SW9 | 3 minutes from Effra
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    London > Education > Cookery Courses
    10 Ballingdon Road, Wandsworth, SW11 | 2 miles from Effra
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    London > Education > Evening Classes
    93 Hazelbourne Road, SW12 | 27 minutes from Effra
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    Dulwich Road, Brockwell Park, SE24 | 19 minutes from Effra
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    Burbage Road, SE24 | 22 minutes from Effra
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 2.5 miles from Effra
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Gallery Road, SE21 | 29 minutes from Effra
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    Gypsy Nights
    Music | On 3rd June 2015 

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    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 1st July 2015 

    Hootananny Brixton 5 minutes walk from Effra

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    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 29th July 2015 

    Electric Social 6 minutes walk from Effra

    Open-mic event, featuring singers and spoken-word performers....More

    Jungle
    Concerts | On 3rd June 2015 

    Brixton Academy 8 minutes walk from Effra

    The synth-pop troupe performs tracks from its Mercury nominated album....More

    Andrew Jackson Jihad
    Concerts | On 3rd June 2015 

    The Windmill 10 minutes walk from Effra

    The Arizona, US-formed collective performs folk-punk. With support from Hard Girls....More

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    Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2015 

    Dulwich Picture Gallery 1.5 miles from Effra

    Over 100 watercolours by British artist Eric Ravilious, well known for his work for Wedgwood, including Train Landscape and Westbury ...More

     
    Drama Company: Workshop (Ages 18-25)
    Exhibitions | Until 29th July 2015 

    Oval House 1.59 miles from Effra

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    Diary Of A Hounslow Girl
    Theatre | Until 6th June 2015 

    Oval House 1.59 miles from Effra

    Writer and actor Ambreen Razia's debut drama about the experiences of a 16 year-old Muslim girl growing up on West ...More

    Dorine Van Meel: In Conversation
    Exhibitions | On 3rd June 2015 

    South London Gallery 1.78 miles from Effra

    Artist Dorine van Meel is joined in conversation with writer, artist and independent film programmer Lucy Reynolds....More

    Lolly For Labour
    Comedy | On 3rd June 2015 

    Royal Vauxhall Tavern 1.87 miles from Effra

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