London, United Kingdom
Faiza, 25
International Development Student
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What are the London spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

London Eye, Shoreditch, Dalston, Camden, Big Ben and Leicester Square

Do’s and don’ts in London: (Ex: Tipping: yes/ no, public transport tips, safety tips etc.):

London is pretty safe, just make sure you do not walk around with your phone in your hand. If you buy an Oyster, but you don't need it after two days, you can return it and get your money back!

What do you do and why do you do it?

Msc International Development and Supporter Care Officer at Dementia UK. I love aiding the development of the world to become a better place for people who do not have voices and are left unheard.

How much do you spend on an average night out on the town?


Which London shops do you hit up when you’re itching for something new?


Your all-time favorite musicians:

Gregory Porter and Keyshia Cole

Which neighborhood is it best to experience during the day / night?


What’s the area in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

West London, Acton

What’s the one place in London you think is underrated?


Where would you take a date for a romantic night out?

Ronnie Scotts

Drunk and hungry - where do you go in London?

Bagel King

It's freeeeezing out - what should a visitor do?

Wrap up, it's always cold and raining here

Where do you take your guest when you want to impress?

Busaba Eathai

Your go-to brunch spots:


Your perfect night out in London includes:

Pre drinks first!

Which local creators do you admire?

Momo Ismail

Special views that mainstream tourists don't know about:

The Shard

Best place for a cheap bite on-the-go:


Tomorrow’s your last day in London. How do you spend it?


You’re meeting the mayor of London - what constructive criticism would you give them?

An effective recycling system

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