1000 Londoners

Elisa in is and is Horticulturist.

Elisa, a horticulturist at Kew Gardens, is one of very few Londoners to work in 10 different climates on a daily basis: from tropical rainforest to savanna desert. She loves nature and is especially happy around Cacti…

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Questions & Answers

  • What's your first memory of London? Looking down to the river from Tower Bridge
  • What do you miss when you're away from London? It's a really interesting city because you get everything - so many opportunities, you can get any type of food... In Italy you only have one or two options and the same for music
  • What's your favourite neighbourhood? Brixton
  • What's your favourite building? The Gherkin - I used to live in Old Street and and used it to orientate myself.
  • What's your ideal day out in London? Southbank on a nice day and then probably stop for a nice lunch or breakfast and walk through Hyde Park or Holland Park.
  • What's your ideal night out in London? Hootananny in Brixton with my friends or sometimes Fabric - but I'm not that young anymore!
  • What's your most hated building? I don't think I have one
  • What's the best view in London? From the pagoda at Kew- it's such a green view of the city.
  • What's your favourite open space? It has to be Kew.
  • What's been your most memorable night out in London? Doso - a sushi place in Frith Street Soho
  • What's been your most memorable night out in London? In Brixton on my birthday a few years ago - we ended up in a pop up club.
  • How would you like to spend your ideal day off in London? Same as day out.
  • Where would you take someone visiting from out of town? Camden Town - as there's a bit of everything and it's quite fun
  • What's the worst journey you've had to make in London? It was the 26th Dec - I was coming back from Gatwick and there was a strike so ended up getting 3 buses. Terrible!
  • What's your personal London landmark? The Gherkin.
  • Who's your favourite fictional Londoner? Poirot
  • What's your favourite London film, book or documentary? The Italian Job
  • If you could travel to any time period in London, past or future, where would you go? The Industrial Revolution - London was really the heart of it.
  • For you, who is the ultimate Londoner? Someone quite fashionable and cultured - I don't know, maybe Kate Moss...