Listen to a Londoner is a weekly interview post with people who live (or have lived for a while) in London. If you fit the bill and want to be interviewed, give me a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org. Always looking for new volunteers.
Charikleia Karagiorgou, 25
Lia thinks that living in London can be either a blessing or a nightmare. For her, it’s been a great experience so far, giving her the chance to meet people of various backgrounds and therefore expand her horizons.
LLO: How long have you lived in London?
CK: I have been living in London since September 2008.
LLO: Where are you from originally if not London?
CK: I am from Karditsa (it means ‘heart’) and it is located in Central Greece.
LLO: Best thing about London?
CK: The fashion and the gigs.
LLO: Worst thing about London?
CK: The tube when it’s packed because I run out of oxygen and space!
LLO: North, south, east or west?
CK: North cause I live there.
LLO: Best restaurant?
LLO: Best shop?
CK: Beyond Retro, close to Carnaby Street.
LLO: Best place to escape the city?
CK: It is IN the city-St. James’ Park
LLO: 2012 Olympics – stay or go?
CK: Would like to stay and be a volunteer, or better – a reporter.
LLO: How do you spend your time on the tube?
CK: Noticing peoples’ outfits!
LLO: Best place to catch a gig?
CK: The Brixton Academy
LLO: Best local band?
CK: The Stayaways! ;D
LLO: Favourite book, song or film about London?
CK: London Calling – The Clash
LLO: Best place to spend a Sunday afternoon?
CK: Having a cup of coffee at the Somerset House.
LLO: Best museum or gallery?
CK: The Tate
LLO: Favourite market?
LLO: Best London magazine, newspaper or website?
CK: Stylist, Shortlist and The Guardian
LLO: If you were to dress up as one of the tube station names for a costume party, which would you be?
CK: Liverpool Street – My favourite English team.
LLO: Best time of year in London?
CK: Whenever it’s sunny!
LLO: First place to take a visitor?
CK: A long walk along the river.
LLO: Favourite place to be on a Saturday night?
LLO: Best and worst things about tourists?
CK: Good for the economy, bad for the tube (too much noise, too crowded!)
LLO: Boris is…
CK: …still the Mayor
LLO: What would you change about the city if you had the power to do so?
CK: I would bring some sun from Greece!
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