What baffles me about London is that the weather is so unpredictable. You can regularly get four seasons in one day.
London’s best-kept secret is Alounak, a Persian restaurant in Bayswater. It serves amazing food and it’s also great value for money. The place always has a queue, so I checked it out one day thinking it must be good – and it was.
When I want to chill out I go to the gym, believe it or not! It’s a brilliant way to let off steam and you always feel great after an intense workout.
The most interesting person I’ve met is one of my father’s ex-British army colleagues. They were recruited in the late 1960’s from Fiji, as it was a British colony at the time. He had so many interesting stories to tell.
My favourite place for a drink is The Curtains Up pub in Baron’s Court. There’s a great vibe and they are always very welcoming.
When you’re hungover in London head to Balans in Soho for a three-egg omelette with two fillings. It’s a great way to start the day fresh!
What gets me up in the morning? The fact that I get to do something that I’m passionate about as my job. That and Weetabix with milk.
My perfect weekend would start with a walk along the scenic Thames on a nice day, followed by a comedy club or theatre show and a live sports event, such as watching the London Broncos or Wimbledon.
The biggest faux-pas I’ve made was on my first overseas trip after I arrived in London, travelling with a rugby sevens squad to Italy. I was the only person without a British passport and I was tagging along with the squad through customs. I didn’t realise I needed to have a visa stamp to board the plane but I learnt my lesson when I had to fork out £260 and wait another six hours in Stansted airport for the next flight!
The last naughty thing I did was have a 1am snowball fight in a residential area. We may have been a bit louder than we thought.
Five words that sum up London … Gateway to Europe, vibrant, interesting!