BRIXTON: Whether you are wanting to discover the buzz of London's latest pop-up or the urban blend of Brixton's multiculturalism, this is one area of London that never disappoints.
NOTTING HILL: Made famous by Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant, Notting Hill has never lost its stellar appeal. We speak to locals to get an insiders guide to W11.
PIMLICO: Discover the London of Londoners beginning at Upper Tachbrook Street market and ending at Belgravia with its purveyors of fine food.
BROADWAY MKT: Home to a lively community of traders, food producers and artisans, each Saturday this East London market attracts thousands.
CHATSWORTH RD: Along this once neglected high street, you’ll find thriving new businesses and a vibrant café and coffee culture.
EXMOUTHMKT: As local as you get in London, Exmouth Market is home to some of London's best known names in food and independent design and crafts.
COLUMBIA RD: On Sundays, Columbia Road is a buzz with the spectacle of flower traders hawking some of the best blooms in London — all to the cry of “everthin’ for a fiver”
CROUCH END: In this small London village, you'll find a community village and an inspiring supermarket that sells produce from its garden in the sky.
EAST DULWICH: Discover what every south-Londoner already knows- East Dulwich rivals its Shoreditch cousin.
HAMPSTEAD: A perfect London day out that will have you eating celebrity cupcakes, admiring local providores, and sitting in a European cafe that hasn't changed in 50 years.
ISLINGTON: With a reputation for being the design centre of London, Islington is all hip and groove with its mix of antique and design stores.
GOLBORNE RD: Golborne Road wears its heart on its sleeve. A diverse community known for its Moroccan street stalls, Portugese delis, design ateliers such as the strange and wonderful Les Couilles du Chien.
MALTBY STREET: Started by renegade traders frustrated by the high rents of nearby London Borough Market, Maltby Street retains its food edge despite its growing popularity. Walk the extra distance to Spa Terminus.
SHOREDITCH: A mistress of reinvention with all the style of an urbanite Dorian Gray, Shoreditch is home to some of London's most exciting stores and trends.
SOHO: Pure razzle-dazzle, a place to see and be seen: in the heartland of tourist London you'll find a labyrinthine of streets that earns London its reputation as a global food city.
STH KENSINGTON: Take a detour by revamped Exhibition Road and nearby Brompton Road for its design stores and boutiques before you disappear into the V&A for several hours.