London, United Kingdom
Liz, 29
Co-Founder, Pelation
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What do you do and why do you do it?

Originally from LA, lived in Taipei, Boston, Singapore, and now very very happy to be based in London! Personally a strong believer that you can't visit a city without experiencing what the nightlife has to offer. I'm the co-founder of a cycle technology start-up, we're on a mission to to make urban cycling safer and bring more cyclists to cities worldwide using innovative design and engineering.

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

Jaymes Young, Coldplay, Jay Chou

What are the best TV shows of all time?

How I Met Your Mother / Friends

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

The hot chocolate from Dark Sugar Cocoa House. They DO actually have an alcoholic version as well, sounds pretty perfect for a winter night out?

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

The Vault. Not only does it have the whole fake bookshelf door secret entrance thing going on, they actually have amazing cocktails. Great place if you 1) like speakeasys, 2) want to impress your friends, 3) like whiskey. Check online to see if you can make a res beforehand, otherwise, have a drink up at Milroy's while you wait.

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

Disrepute. My favorite is Vintage Sour, vodka based cocktail with some honey, lemon, and egg white.

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

Brixton - I don't go to Brixton nearly enough but they do have some really cool bars and venues.

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

The markets! - Spitalfields, Portobello, Borough, Camden, Brick Lane, and more...there's always so much happening - good food and great finds.

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

I'd start at Borough Market for some breakfast/lunch before taking a walk along River Thames to Tower Bridge. Walk through Tower Bridge to the East to visit Spitalfields/Colombia Rd Flower Market, followed by a picnic at London Fields or dinner around Broadway Market. And of course, out in Shoreditch to see where the night takes us!

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

Prague - absolutely can't get enough of the cobblestone streets and architecture!

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