Brixton Village: Christmas trees and herring shots

Brixton Vilage: Christmas trees and herring shots

The Green Workshop in Brixton Village is a great place to bag yourself a sustainable Christmas tree.

We invested in two exceptionally cute mini-trees from there, so there’ll be no plasticky monstrosities in our household this festive season! Huzzah!

Brixton Vilage: Christmas trees and herring shots

Billing itself as “Brixton’s premier plant and flower emporium,”   the store can be found at Unit 5 in Granville Arcade/Brixton Village (by the Coldharbour Lane, SW9) entrance.

Brixton Vilage: Christmas trees and herring shots

Another look inside the Green Workshop, which prides itself on selling as many local products as possible.

Brixton Vilage: Christmas trees and herring shots

Further inside Brixton Village is Brick Box, a friendly arts hub and cafe bar, run by a “team of artists, dreamers, hopers and no hopers.”

The more adventurous of passer-bys were invited to sample the potentially troublesome delights of shots labelled, ‘Herrings from Hell,’ Svetlana’s Slippery Nipple,’ and the ‘Manchurian Candidate’ for £2.50 a pop.

Brixton Vilage: Christmas trees and herring shots

Although it was a cold, dark Sunday, business was fairly brisk for the units that opened in the Village.

Federation Coffee was particularly packed, although our delicious beverage was slightly marred by an unpleasant outbreak of loud braying yuppies behind us, bragging loudly about some dull business deal or another.

Cla’am’s over thataway, chaps.