Since the 1980s, Brixton has been a hotbed of spectacular murals.
Many of Brixton's murals were painted by local artists and funded by Lambeth County Council and the GLC following the Brixton riots in 1981.
The tradition has continued in recent times when the David Bowie mural became something of a shrine following the singer's death in 2016.
Many murals have gone; victims of the inevitable redevelopment of the popular south London 'village'. Those pictured below remain, for now.
1. Nuclear Dawn
Where: Carlton Mansions, 387 Coldhabour Lane, SW9 8QD
Who: Brian Barnes and Dale McCrea, 1980-1
Created at the height of the second cold war, when the threat of nuclear attack felt very real, this mural is steeped in the politics of its day. It features a giant skeleton looming over London, while a nuclear bomb ravages the city.
The oldest mural on our list, Nuclear Dawn is currently under threat, as explained in this blog. We hope it can be restored to its former glory soon.
2. Children At Play
Where: Brixton Academy, Stockwell Park Walk, SW9 9SL
Who: Stephen Pusey, 1981-1982
At 30ft by 40ft, Children At Play is one of London's largest murals.
It was painted in the months after the Brixton riots, and aimed to show the natural racial harmony between local children.
Pusey used Keim Silicate, a long-lasting paint which should see the mural last for up to 100 years, to create this work. Check out more photos of this mural here.
3. Slade Gardens Adventure Playground mural
Where: Slade Gardens Adventure Playground, Lorn Road, SW9 0AD
Who: by Gordon Wilkinson and Sarah Faulkner, c 1983
The Slade Gardens mural features the local people who worked and played at the playground, including the local vicar and a school dinner lady and her husband. It's a snapshot in time of the playground as it was in the 80s, as well as the surrounding buildings.
Artist Gordon Wilkinson was once Lambeth's muralist in residence. This is his only surviving work. Browse more photos of the mural here.
4. Bellefields Road murals
Where: Bellefields Road, SW9 9UH
Who: London Wall Public Art, plus Eugene Palmer and John Saward, painted in 1987-88
The Bellefields Road murals are a patchwork of shapes, patterns, structures and symbols, denoting local names and buildings. Look out for the pile of bricks, representing Brixton (there's a similar motif at Brixton tube station); and the bell, for Bellefields Road.
Elsewhere you can see abstract shapes from the local church; the Brixton Rec; the now lost Empress Theatre; and the green dome of the Brixton Road McDonald's.
When asked, local residents requested birds, flowers, and something non-political for this particular mural.
The second mural on the street, painted later, is of an an abstract beach with rocks, waves, foam and trippy sunset.
5. Big Splash
Where: 20 Strathleven Road, SW2 5LA
Who: Christine Thomas, assisted by Dave Bangs and Diana Leary, 1985
Big Splash tells the story of Brixton's hidden River Effra, with references to women who worked at the Lambeth Doulton factory in Vauxhall; there's a chap in a blazer, fresh from competing in the 1948 London Olympic Games.
Many of the people featured in the mural were local residents; the wildlife (swallows, grebes, geese, butterflies and flowers) is also local to Brixton.
We love the clever way the building's angles and actual window have been incorporated into the mural's watermill design.
Look out for the woman painting a vase in the picture: it's a self-portrait of the artist, Christine Thomas. Check out more photos here.
6. Brixton railway station murals
Where: Brixton railway station, Atlantic Road, SW9
Who: Karen Smith and Angie Biltcliffe, working under the name Anchor Designs, 1986
Two murals within Brixton railway station depict Brixton Market as it existed back in the 80s.
'Clutter' includes flowers, framed pictures, fabrics, jewellery and more (see more here); 'Food' offers apples, oranges, watermelon, fish, dates, grapes, lemons, and pineapples for sale (again, there's more here).
7. Stockwell War Memorial
Where: Stockwell Memorial Gardens, Clapham Road, SW9.
Who: Brian Barnes, 1999-2001.
Painted on the exterior of the entrance to a deep level shelter, this mural was created by Brian Barnes with the assistance of children from Stockwell Park School.
Look out for famous Stockwell residents such as as Violette Szabo, Vincent van Gogh, and Roger Moore as James Bond. It also commemorates locals who gave their life in the war.
8. The Windmill mural
Where: 143 Lyham Road, Brixton Hill, SW2 5PY
Who: Mick Harrison and Caroline Thorp, 1983; then Positive Arts in 2012
The first Brixton Windmill mural was revamped in 2012 by Positive Arts.
Like the original, it tells the story history of Brixton's Windmill, London's only surviving inner-city windmill. The original shape around the windmill has been preserved.
9. David Bowie
Where: Tunstall Road, SW9 8BZ
Who: James Cochran, 2013
The David Bowie mural on the side of Morley's department building became something of a shrine following the singer's death in January 2016.
As a result of the thousands of messages from fans, it has been necessary to repaint the mural a couple of times: since 2017, its been covered in protective plastic.
Did we miss any particularly spectacular Brixton murals? Let us know in the comments below.
With thanks to the brilliant London Murals Preservation Society.