London, United Kingdom
Jan, 35
Graphic Designer, Music Producer, Photographer
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What do you do and why do you do it?

Graphic design and art direction. Because apparently I am not terrible at it.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

Something to forget. So no sad music.

What are the best TV shows of all time?

The Wire, Curb your Enthusiasm, The Simpsons, Family Guy

Name some spots in London that are good for a Tinder date.

Too many

Who’s your hero and where in London would you take them out for a serious hang?

John Malkovich. Probably some random small pub. Locals only.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?


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

Camden Town

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

I wish I could go to Richmond Park more often. Also things like bowl lanes etc.

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in London and where did you get it?

Once, as part of a dinner date I ordered a bottle of rare Australian cider aged in wine barrels. When the bill came half if not more was for that bottle. At Duck Soup in Soho.

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in London that you particularly like?

I like to go to Koya for good japanese. I like JB's Sould Food in Peckham.

What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in London? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

Berners Tavern I guess.

What restaurant in London looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

Not very original but Bagel Bake in Brick Lane is that.

Where can you get the best cocktail in London? Which one do you like?

Satan's Whiskers among others.

Where would you take your partner in London if you wanted to really pamper them?

Depends that they like.

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

Dumplings with fruits in them.

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

Eat Tokyo. It used to be WAY better years ago. It was a true golden find. It was small back then. Food was amazing and cheap. Now I am not sure what is the line for.

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

Not sure

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

Borough Market for a walk, Bagel Bake for salted beef bagle, Kennedys or Poppie's Fish and Chips (put vinegar on that), Hyde Park, Tate Modern. Thats pretty much your standard 1st day.

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

Damn this sounds sad. I wouldn't know where to start. Probably last view on The Shard at sundown, walk in Hyde Park, some food, a couple good shops.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

Hong Kong. Its hectic, its dirty, its full of neons, its loud. Its nothing like "holidays" but its holidays for me. Very inspiring architecture, amazing coexistence of concrete jungle and actual jungle.

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