Discover Brixton: one of London's most diverse and exciting neighbourhoods

Insider Guide by South London creative Indie Foolheea. Exclusively curated for guests of The London Residents Club

Born and raised in London, I love the city’s fast-paced ways. My creative background has seen me work across many industries from fashion and jewellery to beauty, and now marketing.

Currently living and working South London, I enjoy visiting creative pop-up shops and trying new coffee places.

Get your morning fuel at Brixton Blend

8 Tunstall Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8BN, UK

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Start your morning with coffee and a treat from Brixton Blend opposite Brixton Station

This places is always busy, whether you’re grabbing a coffee in the morning or catching up on emails in the afternoon. The coffee is from local roasters Volcano Coffee Works and the cakes and small bites are lovely.

Work, lounge, eat and drink at Canova Hall

Canova Hall

250 Ferndale Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8BQ, UK

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Canova Hall is an airy space, perfect for both a hangout session with friends or catching up on emails

Recently opened in a redeveloped building, Canova Hall marks the firm regeneration of Brixton as a hub for creatives and small businesses. The large multipurpose space offers food, drinks and hot desking with bottomless coffee included. Open all day, so you start your day here with breakfast and wi-fi, pop in for lunch or get drinks in the evening. What more could you want?

Insider tip: On the weekends they serve a brunch with a choice of bottomless mimosas, rum punch or bubbly.

Discover 'diverse' designs with a Afro-Carribean twist at Diverse

390 Coldharbour Ln, Brixton, London SW9 8LF, UK

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Brixton-themed gifts at Diverse

This gift shop is exactly what its name implies! Here you’ll find everything from jewellery, gifts and stationery, to tribal inspired prints and natural skincare. It’s an eclectic mix of things that epitomise the diversity of the neighbourhood itself.

Pick up a gift or attend a creative workshop at The Turpentine

433 Coldharbour Ln, Brixton, London SW9 8LN, UK

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Cute gifts, cheeky attitude and lots to discover at The Turpentine

All the colourful and creative gifts you could want – here you’ll find jewellery by independent designers, as well as homewares and accessorises with London-inspired prints. They even run creative workshops, ranging from how to make your own own silver ring to life drawing classes.

People watch at Federation Coffee in Brixton Market

Brixton Village

77-78, Brixton Village Market, Coldharbour Ln, Brixton, London SW9 8PS, UK

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Grab a window seat at Federation Coffee and watch the world go by

Great specialist coffee with snacks in a casual environment under the sheltered roof of Brixton Village. Good for a pick me up or an afternoon of catching up on emails. Also perfectly situated for watching the buzz of the market.

Indulge your sweet tooth at vegan bakery Ms. Cupcake

408 Coldharbour Ln, Brixton, London SW9 8LF, UK

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Equal parts gorgeous and delicious, don't miss the vegan delights at Ms. Cupcake

The first vegan Bakery in London, and boy, is it good! No one does cupcakes like them in Brixton. There’s no compromise on taste and they also stock a few non-cake vegan-friendly items in their fridges.

Discover the eclectic events, shops and venues at POP Brixton

49 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8PQ, UK

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There's always something happening at POP...

POP was set up by the local authority, as a project to support small businesses in Brixton and Lambeth. Come and try all the food and drink on offer, plus a few retails spots. There’s also a range of community and arts projects, including initiatives with local schools and youth clubs.