I am new to the forum but not Rick Steves. I am heading back to London in early August with a friend who has never been. We are opting for an airbnb (likely) in zone 2. I am debating between a place in Brixton that is about 7 minutes to the tube walking and a place in Hampstead that is about 4 minutes to the tube walking (so not exactly a deal breaker there). I visited Hampstead last time I was in London and absolutely loved it, but I am unfamiliar with Brixton and my friend who had lived in London for a bit had mixed reviews on it. Has anyone on here lived/been/visited there? And would you recommend one over the other? There is a difference in the space, but the cost is relatively similar for both. If it wasn't for the fact I found Hampstead so charming before, it wouldn't be such a debacle for me to decide.
Thank you in advance!