Brixton Windmill tours run from from 2pm to 4.30pm, with last entry 15 minutes before closing. Booking is not required for short tours, but entry is not guaranteed and you may have to queue. Children need to be able to climb the stairs unaided.
As a former industrial building, Brixton Windmill has potential dangers, including steep ladders, low beams and heavy machinery. It’s also a very small space, so the number of visitors at any one time is restricted. You will be asked to sign in on the ground floor.
The windmill also offer full tours which require booking.
Because of the limited space inside the windmill, the number of people that can go on a full tour is limited to three adults or two adults and two children. This means that tours can be booked up very quickly. Cancellations are advertises on Twitter @brixtonwindmill.
Despite reminders, some people also do not turn up on the day for full tours that they have booked. In this case the windmill offers the places to visitors who have turned up for short tours.
Also on offer are guided walks of the surrounding area on Brixton Hill on most Sundays when the windmill is open.
Other full tour dates are
Sat 14 September, Sun 15 September also guided walk
Sat 21 September, Sun 22 September
Wed 25 September: Annual Windmill Lecture (windmill closed)
Sat 12 October, Sun 13 October: Also guided walk
Sun 15 December: Santa at the windmill (open for Grotto, no tours)
Full tours allow visitors to explore the windmill from top to bottom with a guide, visiting the ‘two mills in one’ and hearing its history and that of its owners. They will see the original wind-powered machinery and find out how it was once used to make stoneground flour.
For bookings and more visitor information, see the Windmill’s Visit page
Windmill Gardens is at the west end of Blenheim Gardens off Brixton Hill SW2 5EU