London, United Kingdom
Katya, 30
Digital Marketing Consultant
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I am working in Digital Marketing consulting firm, helping our clients to make their way through debris of Internet. I love turning figures into relevant market and consumer insights.

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

Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart by Alicia Keys, Guiding Light by Muse, Lost On You by LP, Goodbye My Lover by Bryan Adams

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Sex And The City, Friends, How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory, Game of Thrones

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

68 and Boston, Mr. Fogg's Residence, Experimental Cocktail Club

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

Don't really have a hero, but would not mind hanging out with Dave Gahan in a live music venue

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Allsaints, Massimo Dutti, Karen Millen, Warehouse, Zara, etc

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?

Reading in a cafe or Parc as all the places usually get very busy in London

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

Hare Krishna free meals at the LSE campus at Holborn

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

The "Reverend J W Simpson" bar at Charlotte street

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?

I and my friends went to Hakkasan, a modern Chinese restaurant, to just catch up and chat, because why not:) The bill easily reaches 100 GBP pp

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

Roti King , a Malay restaurant in the north of Central London. The place looks very tiny, packed, and not inviting at all. But the food is amazing! The best curry I've ever tried with a typical pancake.

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

Mr. Fogg's Residence - so far the best cocktails I've tried in London! The very best one for me was a whiskey based one with matcha tea.

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

A day in spa in the suburbs of London with a dinner at hip innovative restaurant.

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

Nad bars and all those healthy snack bars. Usually, bring a few pack to my home country:)

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

Breakfast Club. The queue is not worth queueing as you get more than average breakfast.

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

The Tube:)

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

A street art tour in Shoreditch, a pub crawl in Soho, a dinner at Flat Iron, and one of the musical shows in West End.

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

Go eat some hipster brunch (avocado on toast with poached eggs:) with my friends, walk along the canal, visit a free music gig in Shoreditch, and talk to complete strangers. I would probably finish a day on private jet flying over London to capture the views of this amazing city!

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

Rome for many various reasons. The weather is nice, it has centuries of history, the food is cheap and fantastically delicious. Can go on and on about the beauty of this city!

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