Brixton East 1871 Est. 2012

Brixton East 1871, Barrington Road, London, United Kingdom

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Brixton East 1871, in the heart of Brixton is a fine example of a nineteenth century furniture warehouse.
Brixton East 1871 has been named after the old station that once stood above Barrington Road from 1866 until its closure in 1976. The station was first name Loughborough Park and later renamed East Brixton Railway Station. 
The Lowdown
Type
Art Gallery
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Bar / Club / Lounge
Historic Building
Loft / Warehouse Building
Views
Courtyard
Street
Style
Contemporary
Industrial
Mid-Century Modern
Urban
Victorian
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Baby Shower
Bachelor / Bachelorette Party
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Family Reunion
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Reunion
Social Event
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

Brixton East 1871, in the heart of Brixton is a fine example of a nineteenth century furniture warehouse. Arranged over two floors, the characterful building extends to over 4500 SQ FT.

This brick faced building fronts onto two streets, Barrington Road and Gresham Road. Both facades contain large glazed windows, facing east and west. The ground floor houses ladies, gents & disabled toilets, glazed entrance lobby and a small tea making kitchen. The large open space is only broken by metal columns supporting chunky square wooden beams and boarded ceiling above.

The floor is a mixture of bare concrete and cobbles left raw with minimal finishing. Walls are mainly painted white with shallow brick arches forming an arcade to the two outside walls.

The first floor has the original boarded wooden floor and on its brick walls the paintwork remains, as it was when packing crates were made for Mr. Philips forty years ago. The room is double height and vaulted with three skylights in the roof. The room has a toilet and shower, plus a couple of sensitive additions such as large sliding shutters for the windows. Both rooms can be hired separately and have their own access.

Brixton East 1871 has been named after the old station that once stood above Barrington Road from 1866 until its closure in 1976. The station was first name Loughborough Park and later renamed East Brixton Railway Station. Today the ticket hall is a photographic studio across the road.

The gilded grasshopper on the exterior is taken from the spindly-legged insect that sits on the Royal Exchange building in the city of London, which has been there since the Great Fire of London. The grasshopper was the symbol of Thomas Gresham, the Tudor who founded the Royal Exchange and Gresham College. It is said that once of his forbears was saved by the humble grasshopper; abandoned in long grass the infant Gresham was discovered by an elderly lady who had been attracted by the insect’s chirruping… a likely story!

Brixton East was built on land purchased from the London-Brighton and South Coast Railway by John Roycroft of Kent Lodge on Brixton Road and David Dougharty both furniture dealers. They built the Barrington Road building as well as three stables in 1871. A year later they knocked down the stables and built the much larger Gresham Road extension.

In 1922 the property was left to the Roycroft sisters from Streatham who continued making furniture. Later they leased it to Mr H. J. Philips who had a successful business making wooden packing crates for British Motor Parts, which they delivered to Europe in his own lorry.

If you wish to hire our venue, please use the contact section and we will get back to you. We are located 10 minutes from Brixton tube and 5 minutes from Brixton Village.

Brixton East 1871, 71 Gresham Road, London, SW9 7NS

Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Additional Charges

The hire cost for 2016/17: 

Monday to Wednesday = £2222.00 +VAT
Thursday = £4567.00 +VAT
Friday or Saturday = £5875.00 +VAT
Bank holiday = £4567.00 +VAT

We would need a 20% deposit to lock the date and final payment 30 days before your party.

You will also need door supervisors, to up hold the license, you should budget around £475.00 for this service. MJT security are our preferred team.

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
120
Buffet
N/A
Standing
230
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2012
Curfew
2 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor Venue Space Only
Catering
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Alcohol
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Street Parking
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
Standout Venue Features:
We are a dry hire venue, so you would need to source a caterer, bar, sound-system, insurance and decoration. We do have a list of good local suppliers, that might help with this process. Please contact us via our website form to request our supplier brochure and we will email one over.
Extra Perks:
We can supply wooden seating and wooden tables at additional cost if required. We can also supply a pop-up bar with drinks fridges too.
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