1000 Londoners

Stephen in is and is a Historian.

Stephen is a historian of Black Britain, and has been inspired to find hidden histories and hidden stories by the story of his Aunt Esther, a young black girl who was adopted by his family after her father died in 1941.

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

Film Maker:

Questions & Answers

  • What's your first memory of London? Walking along Peckham Road to the shops with my Mum
  • What do you miss when you're away from London? My home, my books
  • What's your favourite neighbourhood? Fulham
  • What's your favourite building? St Paul’s Cathedral
  • What's your ideal day out in London? Walking along the River Thames from Tower Bridge to South Bank
  • What's the best view in London? Greenwich
  • What's your favourite open space? Burgess Park (Camberwell/Peckham)
  • What's the most interesting shop? Foyles Bookshop in Charing Cross Road
  • What's your favourite place to hang out? South Bank
  • How would you like to spend your ideal day off in London? Visiting South Bank and across the river the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery
  • Where would you take someone visiting from out of town? Tower Bridge and St Paul’s Cathedral
  • What's your personal London landmark? St Paul’s Cathedral
  • Who's your favourite fictional Londoner? Del Boy (Only Fools and Horses)
  • What's your favourite London film, book or documentary? Sparrows Can’t Sing (1963 film)
  • If you could travel to any time period in London, past or future, where would you go? 1945 VE Day
  • For you, who is the ultimate Londoner? Queen Elizabeth II