"The wickedest street in all London" Brixton by TheLongTone
Brixton Travel Guide: 16 reviews and 21 photos
The A23 London-Brigton road climbs away from the Oval and there's Brixton. Next stop Streatham.
In the nineteenth century Brixton was a rather posh and slightly raffish-lots of showbus types, dont you know suburb: it's latter fame dated from the nineteen fifties, when tge name Brixton became associated with the large afro-carribean community in the area.
The word wicked should be understood in it's originsl meaning, as used by Sherlock Holmes to refer to the Ratcliffe Highway, which leads form St Katherine's dock down to Wapping and was the haunt of any self-respecting lascar seaman or wall-eyed chinaman.
For Conan Doyle's opium dens we substitute the Atlantic public house on the intersection of Coldharbour Lane and Atlantic Road, the latter of which was, in the sixties, possibly a candidate for the title. Certaionly nor any more. though.
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