London, United Kingdom
Hui, 29
Founder & CEO of Koala
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Do’s and don’ts in London (Ex: Tipping: yes/no, touching strangers: yes/no, safety tips etc.):

I would say don't overthink it and just be yourself. London is a very cosmopolitan city and every Londoner has seen the weird and the wonderful. I probably wouldn't recommend you to hug everyone you see, but other than that you are good to go.

What are the London spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Buckingham Palace. There are beautiful parks surrounding it and it's not far from Westminster Abbey.

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

Urban Outfitters.

Your all-time favorite musicians:

Bach

What do you do and why do you do it?

I have founded Koala, an early stage travel tech startup. I love being an entrepreneur. It is a wonderful experience to bring my idea to life. I want to encourage people to travel more because it is a great way to discover new cultures as well as learning about yourself. I have learnt so much since I started my entrepreneurial journey and I definitely don't want to stop now :-)

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

St. Katharine Docks. How is that place not packed with people?!

Drunk and hungry - where do you go in London?

McDonalds. 20 chicken nuggets does the job.

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

1. Museums - London has tonnes of good museums and they are all free. 2. West End shows - There are so many shows in London. You can get some good last minute deals. 3. Cinema - There are a lot of independent retro cinemas in London. I love them.

You’ve been working hard and wanna treat yourself to something nice in London - what do you do?

Go to a quiet bar, order a bottle of wine and read a book.

Your go-to brunch spots:

Ben's Canteen in Clapham

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