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Q and A with Try Tag Rugby Competition Supervisor Jennifer Lawton

What baffles me about London is everything. I have lived here 18 months now and I still don’t feel like I know what I’m doing and where I am going.

London’s best-kept secret is a night out in Twickenham after the rugby at a pub like The Barmy Arms. The atmosphere is amazing, win or lose, and [I’m usually found] dancing on the tables screaming Delilah at the top of my lungs.

When I want to chill out I go to the parks, since there’s no beach nearby. Not Hyde Park, but the little greens in each suburb. 

The most interesting person I’ve met is not one particular person but more the teenagers I meet through supply teaching. Some have lived such interesting lives with different backgrounds and have stories to tell.

My favourite place for a drink is The Churchill Arms in Notting Hill. You can’t beat the beautiful flowers on the outside and the memorabilia on the inside. The customer toilets are also the nicest in a pub anywhere!

What gets me up in the morning is the fact there is so much to see in London – museums, galleries, shows, restaurants, and more – and the hope that the sun is shining. It isn’t very often but we can all hope.

My perfect weekend is escaping London to the countryside. There is so much to do in this small island country.

This summer in England I am most looking forward to being outside basically, drinking in beer gardens, going to music festivals and having picnics in the park. London comes alive in the summer!

My biggest faux pas in London was when I slipped on the Tube platform and went face first into the carriage, getting my leg caught in the closing door in the process and nearly losing a shoe. 

The last naughty thing I did was spewing on the Tube my first weekend in London after a night at the Walkabout. Not my finest moment. 

Five words that sum up London ... crazy, overwhelming, amazing, cultural and historic.

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My London: Try Tag Rugby's Jennifer Lawton on the capital's best kept secrets
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