1000 Londoners

Emma in is and is artist.

Emma is a young artist, working in digital and drawing. Her day job is looking after passengers who pass through Kings Cross station, where she also has a room to practise her art. In this film, she speaks about how she is inspired and how she creates her work from this unique perspective on London life.

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Questions & Answers

  • What's your first memory of London? How cosmopolitan it is. The Opportunities
  • What do you miss when you're away from London? Everything; the rush hour, the transport
  • What's your favourite neighbourhood? Shoreditch
  • What's your favourite building? Battersea Power Station
  • What's your ideal day out in London? Going out to galleries, get some food and meditation
  • What's your ideal night out in London? Seeing a drag show
  • What's your most hated building? Some flats in Bethnal Green
  • What's the best view in London? London Bridge
  • What's your favourite open space? Either Hyde Park, Green Park or Victoria Park
  • What's the most interesting shop? Buddha on a Bicycle
  • What's your favourite place to hang out? In a park
  • What's been your most memorable night out in London? Seeing my favourite drag artist Tammie Brown perform at MethLab
  • How would you like to spend your ideal day off in London? Going out for food, going round Brick Lane and going to the gym
  • Where would you take someone visiting from out of town? London Bridge then Brick Lane or Spitalfields for food. Then off to the Tate Gallery
  • What's the worst journey you've had to make in London? When the Tube Strike took was on. It was difficult to get the bus too.
  • What's your personal London landmark? London King's Cross - my work place
  • Who's your favourite fictional Londoner? Oliver Twist
  • What's your favourite London film, book or documentary? Oliver Twist
  • If you could travel to any time period in London, past or future, where would you go? The 1960s
  • For you, who is the ultimate Londoner? Quentin Crisp