Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Chris Evans Loses Himself in Borough Market; My London

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Chris Evans Loses Himself in Borough Market; My London

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Byline: Words by Sadie Whitelocks

Home is...

Sunny Berkshire where I live with my wife Natasha and son Noah.

What advice would you give a tourist?

Buy an A-Z, and don't be scared of the Tube or Harrods, they are both friendlier than they seem.

What's the best meal you've had in London?

It would have to be at Locanda Locatelli in Mayfair, the night before my son was born. Tash was in the early stages of labour but we thought we'd squeeze in a meal before she had to squeeze out our baby. The food was sublime and the champagne perfectly chilled.

What's your earliest London memory?

The heat and the smell of Tube stations.

What would be on your tombstone?

Very Reluctant Departee.

What are your guilty pleasures?

Pies, chips, cheese, chips with cheese on and a pie underneath on bread with crisps. The only reason I ever go near a gym is so that I can continue to have all these evil, but beautiful, things.

What would you do as Mayor for the day?

I would hold Roof London: The Festival. I haven't figured out what it is yet but I like the sound of it.

What was the last gig you saw in London?

Paul McCartney at The O2 in December.

What's your life philosophy?

Enjoy, embrace, include.

What are you most afraid of?

Bad people.

What animal would you most like to be?

A bird. I'd perch at all the great sporting events for free.

What was the last album you bought?

Shirley Bassey's new album The Performance for my wife. It's excellent.

What makes you laugh?

Accepting illness and real misfortune, and when I and any of my friends get into a pickle.

It makes me die. What makes you cry?

True, deep and genuine love stories make me tearful, along with stories of people and pets passing away, and people winning awards. I have no idea why the last one occurs.

What would you save from a fire?

After my family and dog, an adorable two-year-old German Shepherd, nothing. …

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