1000 Londoners

Tom in is and is a candy maker.

Tom works at Spun Candy, a sweet factory based in East London. Tom specialises in creating colourful lollipops and is skilled at recreating people’s faces on sweets!

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Questions & Answers

  • What's your first memory of London? My first trip to London was a college trip, it was with my art course so we just went round to all the art galleries and I saw my first taste for a proper art gallery.
  • What do you miss when you're away from London? I do miss just the general availability, there is so much everywhere to do and see and you don't really realise how much you miss it.
  • What's your favourite neighbourhood? I do, I don't know what it's called though...
  • What's your favourite building? I'm not sure I can pick a favourite building, but I found one thing in London, if you look up at a building, just regular shops, some of the architecture at the top of the buildings is just absolutely beautiful.
  • What's your ideal day out in London? Just to wander! I do quite enjoy getting lost. Starting off somewhere like a market or a gallery and just walking, again, just seeing the normal architecture of London.
  • What's your ideal night out in London? Going out for a drink with friends.
  • What's your most hated building? The Lloyd's Building. It looks like it should be in like rundown industrial.
  • What's the best view in London? Richmond Park, because it is good when you do want to sort of remind yourself of the countryside, so it does have some great views over there. You can almost forget about the buildings in the distance and just focus on the woodlands, the fields and the wildlife.
  • What's your favourite bar, pub or restaurant? There's a great pub, just down the street that we usually go to after work. It's small and usually quite quiet, so it's night to sort of get away.
  • What's the most interesting shop? Forbidden Planet-the toy and comic book store. I'm quite a big pop-culture fan. So it's one of my favourites to just wander around and get lost in.
  • What's your favourite place to hang out? I don't have particular places to hang out, it's nice when you get a day off , just to go somewhere, somewhere new. You can go to a place in London that you've been to a thousand times, and then take a different street just off of it and end up somewhere, and find something amazing.
  • What's been your most memorable night out in London? Probably the Drake launch party. It was an absolutely hectic day, hectic night, but it was probably one of my favourite nights out, despite the lack of sleep.
  • How would you like to spend your ideal day off in London? Just playing video games. But if my girlfriend also has a day off then she'll drag me out to a park or a gallery.
  • Where would you take someone visiting from out of town? I think, finding a good restaurant is important. It's nice to go out for a meal if you've got a guest. Another one of the good thing about London is that there is pretty much something for everyone, so it's hard to pick an individual place to cover everyone, but you could always find something for someone.
  • What's the worst journey you've had to make in London? I've been alright so far, fortunately I've not had anything horrific happen yet, but there is never a good rush hour.
  • If you could travel to any time period in London, past or future, where would you go? I think the future. I suppose if I was going to go to the future then maybe The London Eye so I can get a good glimpse at the entire city and see how it's changed. How much taller the buildings have got.
  • For you, who is the ultimate Londoner? There are people who have come from further away who consider themselves Londoners, so,I think London is a state of mind, so I think it is the people that make up London.