What baffles me about London is Greenwich Mean Time. How did it come about? Guess I need to go to Greenwich and find out!
London’s best-kept secret has to be Charing Cross Theatre, which is in The Arches. It’s a great little venue that puts on quirky productions. The bar after the show has a great ambience, as you are normally joined by casts from other West End productions, so, for me, it’s a great place to see old friends.
When I want to chill out I head to Green Park – it’s the best of all of the parks in London – you can always find a nice spot to read your book.
The most interesting person I’ve met is an Australian rower. It was while the last Olympics was on. He hadn’t made the squad, but explained how hard they trained and we watched the big race on the big screen in town.
My favourite place for a drink is Gilgamesh in Camden. Danny P is the resident DJ on a Saturday night, and his tunes coupled with one of Gilgamesh’s infamous mojitos is the recipe for a great night out.
For when you’re hungover in London find a Giraffe cafe, there’s a fab one in Soho, but the best one is on Embankment. I have a Sunrise smoothie with a veggie breakfast. Yum!
My perfect weekend would involve going to Covent Garden to watch the street theatre and wander the market stalls. Then heading around the corner to Browns for a bite to eat – their sticky toffee pudding is to die for! Finally, I’d finish up in the Comedy Store, check out who’s headlining on their website, meet with friends and have a laugh. Good times!
The last naughty thing I did was smoke a Sambucca shot! I have no idea how this works or how my friend did it, but it had the desired effect as I can’t remember the journey home.
My new year’s resolution … was to quit smoking. I have only cheated with two so far (and the Sambucca shot!) … not bad, I reckon.
Five words that sum up London: Buzzing, noisy, historical, entertaining, fab.
Starring in A Bowlful Of Cherries at Charing Cross Theatre in March.