1000 Londoners

Stephen in is and is a solicitor.

Stephen Grosz is a solicitor at Bindmans LLP specialising in human rights, public law and equality cases. His parents were young Jewish adults in Germany and Hungary during World War II, his grandparents were deported to Auschwitz and died. Discovering this family history got Stephen interested in combating discrimination and persecution, he tells in the film.

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Questions & Answers

  • What's your first memory of London? Going to Regent’s Park Zoo with my parents
  • What do you miss when you're away from London? My house and garden and neighbours
  • What's your favourite neighbourhood? De Beauvoir Town, where I live
  • What's your favourite building? St Pancras station and hotel
  • What's your ideal day out in London? Walking in one of the parks on a sunny day, or along the river
  • What's your ideal night out in London? Dinner out and theatre
  • What's your most hated building? There are, sadly, many ugly buildings to choose from. The cheese grater and the walkie talkie are high up the list of candidates
  • What's the best view in London? The view from Waterloo Bridge, in either direction
  • What's your favourite open space? Hampstead Heath
  • What's the most interesting shop? Waterstones in Piccadilly
  • What's your favourite place to hang out? Hard to choose one
  • What's been your most memorable night out in London? Walking over the Millennium Bridge on the day it opened
  • How would you like to spend your ideal day off in London? Lunch overlooking the Thames
  • Where would you take someone visiting from out of town? Covent Garden, the Royal Academy, a walk along the Thames and then to Tate Modern
  • What's the worst journey you've had to make in London? The Tube to Heathrow when running late
  • What's your personal London landmark? The Royal Courts of Justice
  • Who's your favourite fictional Londoner? Sherlock Holmes
  • What's your favourite London film, book or documentary? The Ladykillers
  • If you could travel to any time period in London, past or future, where would you go? The early 19th century
  • For you, who is the ultimate Londoner? Sadiq Khan