Tuesday 30 December 2014

Brixton Road, south London

Running from Kennington Park down to Brixton, Brixton Road is still endowed with rows of handsome Regency terraces. Most of them retain their tall sash windows and cast iron railings. Many of the side roads, such as Lorn Road and Groveway, are also lined with well-preserved period properties dating from the early nineteenth century.

At the Kennington end of Brixton Road is the very distinctive Christ Church. Built in 1902 in a neo-Byzantine style, the Grade II listed building continues to serve as an Anglican church.

Almost opposite Christ Church, is the sprawling Kennington Park Business Centre. Occupying an enormous, yet elegant, brick period building, the business centre houses at least part of the National Theatre's costume collection, which is visible through the basement windows.