London, United Kingdom
Mike, 53
Café co-owning, Beer drinking, rock and roller
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music venues cocktail bars coffee shop street food live music bar pub beer gardens

What do you do and why do you do it?

I do fun things because life is about making good memories.

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

“Come on come on” by Nashville Pussy to lift me up.

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Detectorists, FawltyTowers, OnlyFools&Horses, TheGreenWing, TheYoungOnes TheOffice(UK), TheComicStripPresents, Extras, OurFriendsFromTheNorth, HouseofCards(UK&US), BreakingBad, BetterCallSaul, Vikings, GameofThrones, Blackadder, TinkerTailorSoldierSpy, TheRoyleFamily, GreenWing, MASH, ModernFamily, WolfHall, MontyPythonsflyingCircus,

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

Pub gardens I suppose

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

Jay Rayner the food critic...we would go for an English at The Hawksmoor Spitalfields.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

CarnabyStreet & Spitalfields

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

Dover Street

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

Visit the historic Royal Palaces

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

A whole chicken at the Tramshed

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

The Discount Suit company

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?

St Martin’s Lane Hotel - dinner for 2 was >£300

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

The Lahore kebab house on Umberston street, E1

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

Shoreditch House, Soho Mule

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

Kettners TownHouse

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

Pork Scratchings are perhaps unique...but I don’t do snacks.

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

Nobu

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

Wapping

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

The Tower of London, Tower Bridge, St Katherines Dock and Shad Thames restaurants..!

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

Walking the whole of the Southbank River walk visiting all the galleries and bars.

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

Amsterdam because it’s small, chilled, stylish, beautiful, mixed, convenient, friendly, has great bars, is good for walking, has great hotels.

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