Listen to a Londoner: Lee Thom

Listen to a Londoner. This is a weekly post where people who live (or have lived for a while) in London answer a few questions about the Big Smoke. If you fit the bill and want to be interviewed, give me a shout at littlelondonobservationist@hotmail.co.uk. Always looking for new volunteers!


Lee Thom, 27

Lee is a guitar teacher from Streatham.
Lee is the plays in the Stayaways.
Lee likes cheesy beans and chips but NOT cheesy chips and beans.
Lee wears a size eleven shoe.

LLO:  How long have you lived in London?
LT:
 Nearly two years.

LLO: Where are you (or your family) from originally if not London?
LT:
 Swanage, Dorset. (It’s just outside Bournemouth.)

LLO: Best thing about London?
LT:
The anonymity…

LLO: Worst thing about London?
LT:
 The lack of a beach…. Can’t surf the Thames!

LLO: North, south, east or west?
LT:
Sarrf.. (South West preferably)

LLO: Best shop?
LT:
Fopp maybe. I DID dig Borders. The Hummingbird Bakery? Candy Cakes in Seven Dials? 

LLO: 2012 Olympics – stay or go?
LT:
 Go! (It’s going to be a bit shit.)

LLO: How do you spend your time on the tube?
LT:
Reading. If it wasn’t for the tube I’d never have the time.

LLO: Most random thing you’ve seen in London.
LT:
 Have you see that silver-faced busker who holds a guitar with no strings and hums the tune on a kazoo? He can’t even play the bloody kazoo, but always draws a crowd… THAT is wierd…

LLO: Best local band?
LT:
 (Shameless plug) The Stayaways.   myspace.com/stayaways

LLO: Favourite book, song or film about London?
LT:
 Portobello Road from Bedknobs and Broomsticks.

LLO: Favourite market?
LT:
Portobello Road and not just for the song out of Bedknobs….

LLO: If you were to dress up as one of the tube station names for a costume party, which would you be?
LT:
 Prince Regent (DLR). I look good in tights and a powdered wig.

LLO: Boris is……
LT:
 …..the best thing to happen to London.

Thanks Lee!

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