Karen Radley meets Aspigas founder - Lucy Macnamara for our latest “My City” Interviews
Favourite neighbourhood in London:
Clapham Old Town, its where I live and I love it there, it has lots of good restaurants and Clapham Common where I walk the dogs every morning. It also has a wonderful food market at the weekend on Venn Street.
Favourite place for brunch:
The Wolsely , always such a treat.
Best coffee in London:
Sendero, my local independent coffee shop , they grind their own coffee and make compositable coffee pods you can buy for home (they have never closed for a day since they opened four years ago) they have now four shops.
Favourite gallery or museum:
I think it has to be the V & A.
Tell us a secret:
Vivienne Westwood once overtook me bicycling up the hill to where I live, she was a neighbour of mine…
Favourite place to shop:
New Covent Garden Flower market, I cant stop myself from going regularly… I love flowers.
Favourite place to find inspiration:
East London and Brick Lane.
Best London destination for a date:
A bike ride along the south bank and stopping in any of the pubs along the route or dinner or lunch in The Shard.
Favourite park in London:
Battersea Park and Green Park (I love all the trees)
Favourite food market:
Borough Market, it’s a class act, I can spend hours there but as mentioned above Venn Street Market is brilliant too.
Your sanctuary in London:
Walking the dogs in Battersea Park early evening and finishing with a drink or dinner at Battersea Power Station.
What inspires you?
The vibrancy and creativity of the City, the mix of culture and the arts.
This season I’m loving:
Spring, always my favoruite with all the blossom.