It can be extremely refreshing to find yourself re-exploring an area many years on, but I never actually thought this particular place would ever be one of them.
I spent a week in Brixton, nearly 20 years ago, when I was sent there to work. And I think I blanked it out. However, I do recall feeling uncomfortable, and the fact that each evening I would scuttle along the High Street, rushing for my train to escape home.
After that brief experience, I have never ventured back.
So just this week, I was pleasantly surprised to be introduced to a very different version of the Brixton I remember. There was also the added advantage of experiencing some local food delicacies, and the very knowledgeable company of our guide, Roo, on Mind the Gap's "Eat London Tour".