1000 Londoners

Sophi in is and is a CEO.

Sophi’s Parents and Grandparents were social campaigners and inspired her from a young age. She was actively involved in the Anti-Apartheid movement which has since shaped her ideas and the company she has gone on to create.

 

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Questions & Answers

  • What's your first memory of London? On the top of a number 9 red double decker bus
  • What do you miss when you're away from London? Amazing range of people, places to go, things happening, food, drink, public transport
  • What's your favourite neighbourhood? South East London is home - I enjoy walking across Blackheath, visiting Oxfam, pizza in Zero Degrees, a drink in The D’Acre Arms
  • What's your favourite building? Somerset House – fabulous balcony and grand staircases and an amazing sense of history, Nelson walked through these corridors
  • What's your ideal day out in London? River Boat trip down the river and a Picnic in one of London’s many beautiful parks, Hyde Park by Serpentine, Greenwich Park, or Kew Gardens
  • What's your ideal night out in London? Meeting up with friends and family, seeing a concert, film or a play, having a drink in a pub
  • What's your most hated building? Walkie Talkie
  • What's the best view in London? The view from Waterloo Bridge - Big Ben Houses of Parliament and the Wheel one way, OXO Tower the South Bank and St Paul's
  • What's your favourite open space? Southbank Festival Hall to Tower Bridge, passing BFI, National Theatre Oxo Tower, Tate Gallery, The Globe, Borough Market
  • What's your favourite bar, pub or restaurant? Marie’s Thai Café in Lower Marsh, Waterloo
  • What's the most interesting shop? Foyles on Charing Cross Road
  • What's your favourite place to hang out? Our family meets up in St Martin-in-the-Fields on Christmas Eve – waiting to get in is chilly but memorable, singing carols is a good way to really bring in Christmas.
  • What's been your most memorable night out in London? New Year’s Eve in Somerset House, Ice Rink, Cocktails and a great view of the fireworks from the Balcony
  • How would you like to spend your ideal day off in London? Dim Sum in China Town with my Children, shopping in Soho Gerry's Wines and Spirits, Algerian Coffee shop, Carnaby Street, Vintage shops: Beyond Retro and Rocket and tea and cakes in Maison Bertaux
  • Where would you take someone visiting from out of town? Buckingham Palace and St James's Park, Parliament Square, River trip to Greenwich, Maritime Museum, Covered market, Greenwich Park and the Observatory.
  • What's the worst journey you've had to make in London? Getting from South East London to South West London is quite a challenge especially when they are doing engineering works!
  • What's your personal London landmark? The Cutty Sark – I met my Husband there
  • Who's your favourite fictional Londoner? Sherlock Holmes, the books got me into reading and Detective Fiction
  • What's your favourite London film, book or documentary? The Tower: A Tale of Two Cities is a British television documentary series based on the Pepys Estate in Deptford, south-east London
  • If you could travel to any time period in London, past or future, where would you go? I enjoy London now, it’s a wonderful, diverse and vibrant place, as Obama said you wouldn’t have wanted to live any other time. But it would have been interesting to see the changes that London saw in the 19th century, the Victorians built some of our most iconic building, the Museums in Exhibition Road, the Albert Hall, Tower Bridge…
  • For you, who is the ultimate Londoner? Ken Livingstone – he fought for London and Londoners in the 80’s and established London as a World City in 2000 - 2008