Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Eliza Doolittle; the Singer Buys Very Short Shorts on Brick Lane and Drinks Dark'n'stormies in Dalston

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Eliza Doolittle; the Singer Buys Very Short Shorts on Brick Lane and Drinks Dark'n'stormies in Dalston

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Byline: Words by Hannah Nathanson

Home is...

Camden Town. I've lived there all my life.

What advice would you give a tourist?

Find London's nooks and crannies. Go to Brick Lane and Camden Market rather than Madame Tussaud's.

Do you have a recurring dream?

Yes: that I'm on a plane that's flying really crazily but never crashes.

What's the first thing you do when you arrive back in London?

I meet up with friends at The Wheelbarrow pub on Camden High Street.

Who's your hero?

Stevie Wonder for his music; he's a complete genius.

What animal would you most like to be?

An eagle. I'd love to be able to fly, and as an eagle I'd be safe at the top of the food chain.

What was the last play you saw in London?

Birdsong at the Comedy Theatre. I loved the book, but on stage they missed out my favourite bits.

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

I'm obsessed with Nando's. I'm a vegetarian but they have the best veggie burger. Oh, and Raoul's in Maida Vale does the best eggs.

What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?

My mum always tells me to follow my gut instinct.

What would you do as Mayor for a day?

Make sure all roadworks were done at night.

What's your earliest London memory?

Pushing my brother's pram around Kentish Town with my mum. I remember thinking, 'This is it for me, I'm going to have to walk for the rest of my life.'

What do you most like wearing?

Short shorts with high-tops and lots of bright colours.

What's your biggest extravagance?

Nike trainers. I went to America recently and I had to buy another suitcase to fit them all in.

If you could live in any building in London, which would it be?

The BT Tower. I'd move in on the top floor.

What are you up to at the moment? …

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