Brixton folk and students at St Martin-in-the-Fields school for Girls got a shock this morning as Fresh Prince actor Will Smith took a tour of Lambeth, guided by our very own MP Chuka Umunna.
According to Mr Umunna’s political assistant, Chuka met Will before and invited him to look around the ‘heart of Black Britain’, his own constituency. And today, Will took him up on it.
They went to Brixton Village’s Federation Coffee and for a general nosey round the village, took in Electric Brixton, where Soul II Soul did their first gig then went for a Q&A at the girls school, where the students had no idea he was coming!
The Weekender’s neighbour, black cabbie Grant, drove them round and said they were busy in the back comparing Brixton to Brooklyn, and that Will thought everything was “cool”.