What are your Top 5 Favourite Spots in London?
I’ve put them all in this Gogobot guide, but here are my favourite spots and why I love them.
1. The Olympic Village – I couldnt help get swept up in Olympic and Paralympic fever last (2012) summer. The buzz around the city was awesome and I was lucky enough to be able to get my mits on a few tickets to the Paralympics which were incredible. There’s a few pics of my game in the Olympic village here if you’re interested.
2. The Brixton Academy – One of my fave gig venues in London. Not too big like some of the others and it has a sloped floor which means almost everybody gets a decent view of the stage. Many an amazing night spent in here.
3. Little Venice - LIttle is the right word, but for a weekend stroll along the river in the sun whilst chomping on a cornetto you can do a lot lot worse.
4. Carnaby Street - Where I get my trainer fix. So many great shops, usually some kind of cool art work going on overhead, and no where near as busy as Oxford Street.
5. Loftus Road Stadium – Yes a typical boy answer, but I was bought up on football and have been going to games with my dad for nearly 20 years now. 3pm on a Saturday brings both joy and despair (mainly despair), but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Dream travel companion?
I’d love to be Dr Who’s companion and travel through both time AND space! Actually, I’d rather be The Doctor himself! Amy Pond can be my companion just like in the TV series
Best trip EVER / favourite destination ever?
Wow wow wow, hold up. Are you for real? Pick just one country or trip to be my favourite? That is freakin tough!
Hmmmm, well if I’m 100% honest no one country or trip sticks out in my mind as THE BEST, that wouldn’t be fair, and they’ve all had different qualities I’ve loved. But, I guess there are a couple that stand just a teeny tiny bit taller than some others. Obviously trip wise my gap year was pretty epic, but within that year Sri Lanka was a stand out country, I loved my time teaching sports in a little town just outside of Colombo during the week, and then exploring the rest of the country at the weekends – or as much of it as we could. Now that the civil war is over I’m reliably informed its a lot easier to travel to parts of Sri Lanka which were previously no-go zones.
Of my trips, I still look back fondly upon Inter-Railing through Europe. Obviously that trip covered more than just the one country but it was more about the journey (pass the bucket I know). No seriously – I’m quite a big fan of train travel and loved just hoping countries ever other day with my mates in tow. Between us we wrote many a decent after hours story on that trip.
More recently I’m got into road-tripping and fell in love with both Donegal (Ireland) and the Isle of Skye (Scotland). Stunning scenery by day and log fires of an evening. These two trips proved that I don’t need to travel to the other side of the planet in order to see some of the most beautiful parts of the world.
I could go on and on… so do you know what? I give up. I’m refusing to pick a singular country or trip as the best. You ask the impossible, such a question cannot be answered!