What baffles me about London is how the city can change people, especially with the pace of everyday life here. You can be used to buses coming every half an hour for years, yet move to London and when you see the next Tube is not for five minutes … oh boy.
London’s best-kept secret is Santa Maria Del Sur, an Argentinian steak house on Queenstown Road, Battersea. I’ve eaten a lot of steak on my travels, and this place tops the lot.
When I want to chill out, Battersea Park is a great place for a stroll, I’d definitely top off the walk with a good beer in a nearby pub – that just hits the spot.
The most interesting person I’ve met in London is the adventurer Monty Halls, while volunteering for Project Aware. He’s always got some unbelievable stories to tell – they never fail to amaze me!
My favourite place for a drink is the Grand Union near Westbourne Park. I always stop by for a cheeky one when I’m in the area.
For when you’re hungover in London find a good pub serving a great roast dinner and good beer – that always fixes me up.
What gets me up in the morning is the fact that living here, you never do really know what’s around the corner.
My perfect weekend would involve playing tag rugby or doing some triathlon training, followed up by catching up with friends. I love a bit of chilled time on the weekend, too, so I’d take stroll in the park, topped off with a beer – that’d be my winner of a weekend.
The biggest faux pas I’ve made was, apart from dating girls I really shouldn’t have, wearing a backpack on the Tube. I hate it, you hate it – yet I still do it.
Five words that sum up London … Vibrant, tireless, surprising, cultural, home.