Merle in is and is a Self-Development Facilitator & Photographer .

Merle spent fourteen days aboard a ship in the 1960s, in order to come to the UK and study nursing at her mother’s request. But she felt her creativity being stifled, so enrolled in art college, and took up photography.

Merle is a part of the 1000 Londoners ‘Windrush Generations’ season.

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Questions & Answers

  • What's your first memory of London? Snow, fog and smog
  • What do you miss when you're away from London? The theatres
  • What's your favourite neighbourhood? Brixton
  • What's your favourite building? St Pancras Station
  • What's your ideal day out in London? A visit to Kew gardens
  • What's your ideal night out in London? A meal then the theatre
  • What's your most hated building? I do not have one
  • What's the best view in London? A variety of locations, where I can see the skyline over central London
  • What's your favourite open space? Hampstead Heath
  • What's your favourite bar, pub or restaurant? The South Bank
  • What's the most interesting shop? Liberty
  • What's your favourite place to hang out? The ICA
  • What's been your most memorable night out in London? A birthday party at the Hilton Hotel
  • How would you like to spend your ideal day off in London? Walking along the Thames
  • Where would you take someone visiting from out of town? Buckingham Palace
  • What's the worst journey you've had to make in London? Walking home on a winters night during a tube strike
  • What's your personal London landmark? Parliament
  • Who's your favourite fictional Londoner? Sherlock Holmes
  • What's your favourite London film, book or documentary? None comes to mind
  • If you could travel to any time period in London, past or future, where would you go? 1980s
  • For you, who is the ultimate Londoner? David Bowie