Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

My London; the Suave Gallery Owner Is a Magazine Junkie, but Hasn't Been to the Theatre in Four Years

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

My London; the Suave Gallery Owner Is a Magazine Junkie, but Hasn't Been to the Theatre in Four Years

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Byline: CHARLOTTE WILLIAMSON

TIM JEFFERIES

Where do you live, and why?

In Notting Hill. In a city of seven million, it's nice to live in an area with a sense of community. It also has some wonderful restaurants.

How long have you lived there?

Six years. Before Notting Hill, I lived in Chelsea, which has a totally different vibe.

What have been your most memorable London meals?

Those I've eaten in my bed. I'm not telling you with whom.

What is your earliest London memory?

Saturday-morning cinema in Barnet. My mum would drop me off at 11am, I'd spend the day watching films and then leave with a jamboree bag full of sweeties and useless toys.

Which is your favourite: Harvey Nicks or Selfridges?

Selfridges because it's close to where I work and I never see anyone I know there. I don't like bumping into people when I'm shopping. And all my friends frequent Harvey Nichols.

What do you miss most when you're out of London?

How simple it is to get things done. Because I've lived here so long, nothing is difficult.

What are your favourite home comforts?

A really good glass of wine preferably Chateau Petrus or Chateau Cheval Blanc - and good music.

What are your extravagances?

Owning a gallery. It's an amazingly expensive thing to do, but it's worth it.

What would you do if you were Mayor for a day?

Banish Ken Livingstone from London. My hatred for him is traffic-related.

What is your life philosophy?

Enjoy it now.

What are your favourite shops?

HMV on Oxford Street, The Watch Gallery on Fulham Road, and Rococo, a newsagent on Elgin Crescent - I'm a magazine junkie.

How do you get around town?

I drive a black BMW M5.

What's in your autumn wardrobe?

My Helmut Lang parka. I can't prise myself away from it. It's khaki with sheepskin inside.

Where do you get your suits made? …

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