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#BriXmas delivery dates

The fortunate Brixtonites who can get the snazzy paper B£s every day from our Issuing Points don’t have to worry about this, but if you live outside of Brixton, or if you’d simply rather order some crisp, uncirculated collector’s notes as gifts to yourself or your loved ones, this is an important announcement!

The last days to order paper notes from our Shop for Christmas delivery, as announced by the Post Office, are:

4th December – if you live in Australia

9th December – if you live in Canada

12th December – if you live in the USA

13th December – if you live in Europe

18th December – if you live in the UK

Those are the final days for delivery, so wherever you live, order sooner rather than later!

Have a David Bowie fan in the family? Definitely give them a B£ tenner; our Shop is right here.

Happy #BriXmas!



BriXmas #bonus is coming!


It’s beginning to look like…


…you can win B£250 this BriXmas!


Our November #brixtonbonus gives everyone a chance to win a load of cash, which you can spend during Small Business Saturday, 6th December 2014. Plenty of Brixton independent businesses will be in their full Xmas swing by then, and with B£250, you can get stuff for all your loved ones (look out for our gift guides, coming soon!), and treat yourself, too! Over 250 businesses accept B£s: cafes, bars, restaurants, delis, gift shops, boutiques – and many will be offering special Xmas items and deals.

Sounds great, doesn’t it! Here’s all you have to do: get as many of your friends, colleagues, neighbours, family members – whoever, really! – signed up for a free pay-by-text B£ account. The person who gets the most sign ups WINS, and gets to be the Queen/King/Royal Person of Brixton for a day.

Competition closes at 10am on 2nd December, so get talking to your friends NOW! Send us an email each time one of your people signs up, we’ll keep a count of the sign ups and announce a winner at 5pm on Tuesday 2nd December. Good luck!


Have a crafty Christmas

On Saturday 11th December Crafty Fox Pop Up Market is coming to Brixton. The market is being held in the Dogstar pub on Coldharbour Lane, 11am-6pm. There will be over 30 stalls selling handmade and vintage items as well as craft workshops, live music and, inevitably, drinks.

Stallholders will be accepting Brixton £s on the day so it’s a great opportunity to pick up the last (or, in my case, the first) of your Christmas presents. Shopping in the Dogstar – it’s got to be less stressful than Oxford Street!

On that note, we’d love to hear from anyone who’s decided to buy all their Christmas presents using Brixton Pounds. Simon Woolf did it last year and you can watch a video of him Christmas shopping here.

Watch this space for more hints and tips about how to support independent businesses in Brixton over the festive period…

Christmas shopping in Brixton pounds

I’ve pledged to do all my christmas shopping this year in Brixton Pounds, so this Saturday I went off round Brixton to do just that. Not only did I manage it with ease, I also found a whole load of wonderful new shops I didn’t know existed until a few weeks ago. Many thanks to Wild CaperGruff and Tackleton’s Winter Menagerie, Bricolage, Brixton Cornercopia, No. 1 Village Bakeries, Remade in Brixton and Bookmongers for providing such great gifts. I also got my wrapping paper at Pound & Plus taking advantage of their 5% B£ discount.

You can watch a short film of the whole experience right here – I hope it inspires you to reject the west end, chain stores, supermarkets and big name brands and get down to Brixton to spend your money where it matters. You won’t be disappointed.

Extra special thanks to all the shopkeepers and staff for letting us film and being generous with your time, morleys for issuing my pounds, a massive thanks to Fiona Melville (19 Electric films), filmmaker extraordinaire, who filmed, produced and edited the video,  Simon Bishop for equipment loan, and lastly to Rosie’s deli and Mckinson costcutter on Acre Lane for providing the appropriate refreshments and allowing us to spend even more Brixton Pounds.

The Brixton Pound Christmas Guide

We have hunted down some great Christmas present ideas that you can get hold of right here in Brixton. What’s more – you’ll get a great deal when you pay in Brixton Pounds (B£).


Secondo, Coldharbour Lane

B£ offer = 25% off exclusive designer Rock U Later head scarves & scarves

as modeled by Abu


HQ Brixton, Market Row

B£ offer = 10% off all products
including exclusive HQ Brixton T Shirts


Original Products Ltd, Market Row

B£ offer = 10% off selected scented candles.


Empress Bellydance @ Brixton Lido, Dulwich Road
Give someone the chance to dance their way into 2010:

B£7 – A voucher for a Bellydance class (usually £8)
B£10 A BellydanceT Shirt AND voucher for Bellydance Class
B£20 A Bellydance hipscarf AND Bellydance Class.

House of Bottles

House of Bottles, Coldharbour Lane
B£ offer = Spend over £10 receive 10%
off. Spend over £100 and received a free bottle of bubbly! Sale and return service for your Christmas party!


Sesami, 307 Railton Road

B£ offer = Make up a Christmas hamper
worth £10 or more and get 10% off

Bambinos, Brixton Station Road

B£ offer = 10% off childrens seasonal party
wear in the lead up to Chistmas

Stuart the Watchman, Popes Road

B£ offer – spend over
£10 and receive 5% off


Pound and Plus, Popes Road

B£ offer = 5% off all
Christmas decorations; trees, lights,
tinsel etc.


Brixton Café/ Phones4Free, Brixton Station Road
B£ offer = buy a 10 hour internet voucher for B£8
plus receive discounted tea and cake

ANS Furnishings, Electric Avenue

B£ offer =  5% discount on all carpets, curtains, bed
linen, cushions and soft

Christmas shopping in B£s

We have taken a vow to do all our Christmas shopping this year in B£s. With over 120 local businesses currently signed up to the scheme, and new businesses joining all the time, the only difficulty we can foresee is narrowing down the choice! Will it be handmade jewelry, new threads, music, chocolates or perhaps a voucher for a relaxing massage or beauty treatment? To find out, keep your eyes peeled on this blog.

If you’re up joining us in pledging to do all your Christmas shopping in B£s, please get in touch.