Railton Road runs between Brixton and Herne Hill in the London Borough of Lambeth.
In the 1970s, Railton Road was a run down area that was known as "The Frontline" locally. The 1981 Brixton riot, the most serious riot in the United Kingdom during the 20th century, started here. The George public house was burnt down and a number of other buildings were damaged.
The road is designated the B223.
Notable people connected with Railton Road
- Pearl Alcock
- Winifred Atwell opened "The Winifred Atwell Salon" at 82a Railton Road in 1956
- Rotimi Fani-Kayode lived and died at 151 Railton Road
- Darcus Howe
- Linton Kwesi Johnson
- C.L.R. James lived and died at 165 Railton Road
- Olive Morris lived at 121 Railton Road
Notable organisations connected with Railton Road
- 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning
- 121 Centre at 121 Railton Road
- Brixton Black Women's Group at 121 Railton Road
- Black Panther Movement
- South London GLF and Brixton Fairies
- Race Today Collective at 165 Railton Road
Blue Plaque at 165 Railton Road
- Ford, Tanisha C. (2015). "Violence at Desmond's Hip City: Gender and Soul Power In London". In Kelley, Robin D. G.; et al. The Other Special Relationship: Race, Rights, and Riots in Britain and the United States. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137392718.
- Baker, Rob (2015). Beautiful Idiots and Brilliant Lunatics: A Sideways Look at Twentieth-Century London. Amberley Publishing. ISBN 9781445651200.
- "The Herne Hill Society Newsletter" (PDF) (103, Summer 2008). Retrieved 14 August 2016.
- Kenan, Malik (2012). From Fatwa to Jihad: The Rushdie Affair and Its Legacy. Atlantic Books. ISBN 9780857899132.
- Fisher, Tracey (2012). What's Left of Blackness: Feminisms, Transracial Solidarities, and the Politics of Belonging in Britain. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230339170.
- Feather, Stuart (2016). Blowing the Lid: Gay Liberation, Sexual Revolution and Radical Queens. John Hunt Publishing. ISBN 9781785351440.
- Then and Now: Railton Road by Effra Parade
- 121 Centre, Railton Road - 1981-1999
- Railton Road, Herne Hill, c. 1950
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