London, United Kingdom
Vanessa, 26
Foodie & Grad Student
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breakfast and brunch burgers café desserts asian food museums food markets

What do you do and why do you do it?

I am currently studying Psychology because I am interested in how people think and behave.

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

Nicki Minaj - Stupid Hoe, Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Gossip Girl, Criminal Minds

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

Swingers - Golf, Maltby Street Market

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

All over the world

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

Primark Oxford Circus

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

Wander around when it's sunny and hot and especially empty

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?

A 150 Pounds steak at Hawksmoor Seven Dials for our anniversary

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

Pizza Union! I think it looks like a normal chain restaurant that serves good pizza, but the pizza is in fact really tasty (and super cheap)

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

Hakkasan for tasty Chinese food

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

The Tate Modern. It has a great view, but I prefer the Natural History Museum

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

Buckingham Palace, Natural History Museum, Borough Market, Chinatown

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