Attila in Camden is 51-60 and is an Oral Surgeon.
Since he was a child, Attila dreamt of being successful in the UK. He is now a well established dentist, with practices in London, Geneva and Budapest, and loves to see people happy once he gives them their new smile.
Film Maker: Alexandra Lens, Sam Norton
Questions & Answers
- What's your first memory of London? When I first arrived at London I was completely fascinated by its architecture, its history and its beautiful and well-kept parks. I fell in love with the city immediately, as it exceeded my expectations by far.
- What do you miss when you're away from London? It is mainly the dinners with my family or my friends that I miss the most when I have to leave London. I consider myself lucky as I have made a number of friends in London and our cosy get-togethers and steak nights have a longstanding tradition.
- What's your favourite neighbourhood? It would be difficult to name one specific „favourite neighbourhood” since I am amazed by many different ones. Even though the interview reveals how much I care about my job, sometimes I also like to have a little fun. That is why I enjoy the unique atmosphere of West End, including Soho and Picadilly or when I am in the mood for a walk, I take a stroll in one of the parks.
- What's your favourite building? I love many of them, but probably the British Museum. I have always taken an avid interest in history and the British Museum is one of the largest museums in the world dedicated to human history.
- What's your ideal day out in London? An ideal day for me includes work as well, as helping people smile with confidence again is always a gratifying experience. After work I just love to enjoy the company of my family and my friends and chat over a delicious dinner or participate in a cultural programme.
- What's your ideal night out in London? After a long day it always feels good to sit back and relax and I think the theatre is a perfect place to do so. However, I also like to have a glass of wine and match it with some delicious cheese in the company of my friends and great music - either in the bustling downtown of London or in a cosy, atmospheric bar.
- What's the best view in London? I know it sounds clichéd, but I think the view from London Eye is simply beautiful – not only during the day, but also at night when the city is fully lit.
- What's your favourite open space? I love all the parks, but the Regent’s Park is my favourite one.
- What's your favourite bar, pub or restaurant? It is the OXO Tower Restaurant and Bar because of its elegance and dazzling view from the roofop.
- What's the most interesting shop? I do not often go shopping, but I always like to discover new shops selling unique food or wine products. For instance, Borough Wines is quite an interesting one.
- What's your favourite place to hang out? I think it is not surprising that I like to spend my time at the clinic as well. When it comes to free time, it does not really matter where I am if I am surrounded by the people I love the most.
- Where would you take someone visiting from out of town? I would show them some of the typical attractions of London. If they are art lovers, I would suggest that we go to a museum or to the National Gallery, as Trafalgar Square is also an attraction – so we could kill two birds with one stone. In case of nice weather, we would probably take a walk in a park and I would suggest that we hop on a Double Decker just. In the evening I would take them to Soho and show them an atmospheric bar, maybe the Oxo Bar.
- What's the worst journey you've had to make in London? Fortunately, I have never had any kind of bad experience. However, now I think twice before choosing to travel by tube. In the rush hours, sometimes the underground lines are quite unreliable, overcrowded and late.
- What's your personal London landmark? As I have already pointed out, I am mainly interested in museums. Besides the British Museum, the Imperial War Museum is also an interesting one.
- Who's your favourite fictional Londoner? I do not have a favourite fictional character from London. However, I do have a favourite British character: Sherlock Holmes.
- What's your favourite London film, book or documentary? One of the James Bond films or Sherlock Holmes.
- For you, who is the ultimate Londoner? Those who wear shorts even in the winter ☺ Or those who run to work in their running outfit in the morning. Anyway, due to the diversity of the population, it would be difficult to tell who was born in London and who wasn’t.