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What do you do and why do you do it?
I am a features writer with a broad focus on lifestyle and current affairs. There's nothing better than telling stories and shining a light on the weird and wonderful things happening around the world.
What are the best TV shows of all time?
The Simpsons (but only seasons 1-9)
Who’s your hero and where in London would you take them out for a serious hang?
RuPaul, who I'd take to the Royal Vauxhall Tavern and The Glory to experience London's drag queen scene.
What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?
After an ill-fated summer living in a box room in Acton, west London, I won't be going back in a hurry...
What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?
Strolling along the Southbank from the Houses of Parliament, to the book market beside the BFI and past the Globe theatre towards Tower Bridge. It may be a cliche, but it never, ever gets old.
What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in London and where did you get it?
I was in a group of four and we shared starters, main courses and dessert at Archipelago. I must have eaten about 15 different exotic animals and insects, from snakes to alpaca and even a bee. I felt a bit guilty and like I'd just eaten Noah's Ark afterwards...
What restaurant in London looks crap, but the food’s amazing?
Masters Superfish! It's the most no-frills place, but the fish and chips are as good as you'll get in London. The staff are lovely, too! I always take visitors there.
What’s the one place you think is overrated in London?
The Shard. If you want to see the city just head to the Walkie Talkie instead - it's free!
What’s the one place you think is underrated in London?
The Tate Britain. I feel it's often forgotten about because it's further down the river, but there is plenty of amazing art to see, including drawings by William Blake!
What are the London spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?
The stretch of the river from the Southbank to Tower Bridge; the area around Parliament that leads up to Trafalgar Square and into Covent Garden.
Tomorrow’s your last day in London. How do you spend it?
The thought of having to come up with a plan makes me too sad! Pass :(