1000 Londoners

Rosemarie in is and is a Vicar.

Rosemarie has found a community and faith through her local church, and also inner strength in helping disadvantaged others. She describes coming to the UK as a young girl, and her initial thoughts.

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

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Questions & Answers

  • What's your first memory of London? Coming to visit family with my dad from Coventry, travelling on the underground and going up the BT /GPO Tower and eating in the restaurant when it still rotated
  • What do you miss when you're away from London? The South Bank
  • What's your favourite neighbourhood? Bankside
  • What's your favourite building? National Portrait Gallery
  • What's your ideal day out in London? A River cruise – to the Barrier or up to Kew
  • What's your ideal night out in London? A Jazz night at the Festival Hall
  • What's your most hated building? The Walkie Talkie building – 20 Fenchurch Street
  • What's the best view in London? Looking Right and Left from Waterloo Bridge at night
  • What's your favourite open space? Brockwell Park
  • What's your favourite place to hang out? South Bank/Bankside
  • What's been your most memorable night out in London? Watching Sara Vaughn at the Royal Festival Hall many years ago Or Watching Gil Scot Heron at the Academy in Brixton
  • How would you like to spend your ideal day off in London? Walking by the seaside in Sussex
  • Where would you take someone visiting from out of town? Southwark Cathedral, Borough Market, The Tate, The Globe Theatre, Millennium Bridge, and St Paul’s Cathedral
  • What's the worst journey you've had to make in London? Trying to cross Westminster Bridge in a hurry at midday
  • What's your personal London landmark? Waterloo Bridge
  • Who's your favourite fictional Londoner? Sherlock Holmes or Del Boy
  • What's your favourite London film, book or documentary? Dirty Pretty Things
  • If you could travel to any time period in London, past or future, where would you go? 1960s
  • For you, who is the ultimate Londoner? The Queen or a Pearlie Queen