1000 Londoners

Deano in is and is owner of The Alibi.

Deano was born and raised in North London, and has never been away from the city for more than 2 weeks. He started hosting parties around Hackney in his early twenties, and soon convinced two friends to help him buy his own bar in Dalston, which became The Alibi. The bar has seen the likes of Scarlett Johansson, Jake Gyllenhaal and Harry Styles walk through its doors, but for Deano the most important person to walk in was a girl called Millie who he quickly fell for…

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Questions & Answers

  • What's your first memory of London? Friary Park playground
  • What do you miss when you're away from London? The bad smell
  • What's your favourite neighbourhood? Hackney
  • What's your favourite building? Royal Museums Greenwich.
  • What's your ideal day out in London? Record shopping
  • What's your ideal night out in London? Anywhere I can have 12 drinks
  • What's your most hated building? Friern Barnet School
  • What's the best view in London? Greenwich Hill
  • What's your favourite open space? Victoria Park
  • What's been your most memorable night out in London? Bardens
  • What's been your most memorable night out in London? I can’t remember any of my nights out
  • How would you like to spend your ideal day off in London? Seeing my family
  • Where would you take someone visiting from out of town? Find a house party
  • What's the worst journey you've had to make in London? Black cab from Heathrow
  • What's your personal London landmark? The Gherkin, weirdly. Always seems near.
  • Who's your favourite fictional Londoner? Mr Bean
  • What's your favourite London film, book or documentary? London Fields
  • If you could travel to any time period in London, past or future, where would you go? Punk era Kings Road / Labyrinth era Dalston
  • For you, who is the ultimate Londoner? Del Boy