LONDON'S YOUNG CREATIVE HUBS
Love a good cafe that has some plants and cucumber water? Then these are for you
THE FIELDS BENEATH - CAMDEN TOWN AND KENTISH TOWN
- If you’re looking for a vegan coffee break, head to The Fields
Beneath, a family and friend run coffee shop. You’ll discover
a cosy, homelike feel, partnered with a homemade menu, which
reflects their ethos of sustainable social impact.
THE BRIGHT STORE - HOXTON
- Created by the owners of the ethical lifestyle magazine
‘Bright’, The Bright Store is a minimalistic space promoting
veganism and ethical living.
LUMBERJACK’S - CAMBERWELL
- If you’re looking to join a community of young people you can
relate to or even just a place to sit and have a coffee that’s
dog friendly, Lumberjack’s door is always open. They offer
support for young people taking a step up to employment, as
well as serving great coffee and sweet and savoury treats.
Looking for some creative inspiration? Books and magazines are some of the best sources for research
ARTWORDS BOOKSHOP - SHOREDITCH AND BETHNAL GREEN
With two branches, this book and magazine shop is the go-to place for the coolest independent magazines, books, and rare international publications.
IDEA BOOKS - SOHO AND DOVER STREET MARKET
A favourite for many stylists and photographers, IDEA is a popular spot for creative industry professionals. With many book launches in DSM - including Harley Weir’s ‘Father’, this is the place to watch for insight into the fashion and art world.
GAY’S THE WORD - SAINT PANCRAS
An LGBTQ+ friendly bookshop, selling queer fiction and non-fiction books and publications to London’s diverse community. Welcoming all sexualities and races.
Everyone knows about Tate and Saatchi, but there are a few hidden gems that are perfect for a Sunday afternoon.
EDEL ASSANTI - FITZROVIA
- Edel Assanti is an independent gallery in the heart of London. They are not afraid to showcase fearless work that can be questionable and controversial. Their space is minimal with an upstairs and downstairs area, they are very hidden away - but worth the search.
Goldsmiths CCA - NEW CROSS
- Located on the campus of the iconic Goldsmiths University, this institution for contemporary art is a curation of some of the most influential creatives in the modern art world. With a diverse body of work on display, the CCA is a hub for unique inspiration.
GAO GALLERY - STEPNEY GREEN
- The GAO gallery is known for its display of unique and niche work within contemporary art. This London-based gallery isn’t afraid to step outside of the box and into the international realm of creatives. For a daring and conceptual take on modern art, GAO is the way to go.
most inspiring spots for young creatives to explore and enjoy
- Although it may have been mocked for its reputation as the official home of the hipster, there’s no denying that there’s something special about this area that is hard to ignore. With colourful street art sprawling over the surfaces of every brick wall, to it’s Sunday flower market on Colombia Road, Bethnal Green continues to attract the coolest crowd.
- A wander down the streets of New Cross will reveal a metropolis of creativity and multicultural Londoners. Crowds of students from the nearby Goldsmiths University who line the streets are often dressed in a kooky fashion, making the cultural landscape of this neighbourhood one you don’t want to miss.
- The Greenwich Peninsula is currently undergoing a makeover worth
£8.4 billion. The Design District alongside the hub of Ravensbourne students flooding the peninsula with their talent is sure to redirect the creative pull back to North Greenwich. Watch this space.
-Eden Charkani, Mila Embury and Kiran Samra