1000 Londoners

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Gordon McMullan is a professor at King’s College London and the academic director of Shakespeare400, a programme celebrating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016. He looks back on a fruitful year.

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Questions & Answers

  • What's your first memory of London? London is now, so its hard to look back and see it is the past version of London.
  • What do you miss when you're away from London? Sometimes I ask myself: why the hell do I live in London? As soon as I get back: close to restaurants, so much going on, always being able to see a world class play.
  • What's your favourite neighbourhood? Walthamstow - own neighbourhood. Clerkenwell would be ideal.
  • What's your ideal day out in London? Short enough play at The Donmar or Almeida that you could then go to intriguing new restaurant for late dinner, after going Tate Britain.
  • What's your ideal night out in London? Portuguese restaurant - Vauxhall. Dinner and the theatre.
  • What's your most hated building? Garden Bridge
  • What's the best view in London? From the balcony students union in King's, Houses of Parliament and Tower of London.
  • What's been your most memorable night out in London? Baltic Restaurant, Waterloo
  • What's been your most memorable night out in London? The new year's eve party at The Globe at the start of the new millennium.
  • How would you like to spend your ideal day off in London? Would go out of London usually. Otherwise, breakfast in Somerset House, Tate Modern, Globe - The Swan, walk going into the city lanes and avenues, keep walking until you get to Hoxton.
  • What's the worst journey you've had to make in London? Went to visit a friend in West Harrow. Fire at one of little stations. Had to go all the way around London.
  • What's your personal London landmark? The Wapping Project?
  • For you, who is the ultimate Londoner? Shakespeare