What part of Croydon do you live in?
I’m technically a bit of an imposter but I’d call myself an honorary Croydoner! I live in Beckenham but I went to school in Addiscombe. I’ve also done most of my Labour campaigning there.
How long have you lived in Croydon?
I studied in Addiscombe for seven years. I’ve lived in Beckenham – and been to Croydon – all my life!
Where’s your favourite place to eat?
I’m totally biased, having just hosted an exhibition there, but the Clocktower Cafe is fantastic! The food is lovely and so are the staff. I love that there’s new artwork on the walls every time I visit.
Where’s your favourite place to drink?
I’m only just eighteen, and I don’t like alcohol… but if I did I’d probably drink in Art & Craft! I always walk past it, and it looks so pretty.
What’s your favourite thing to do in Croydon?
Every few months, I love to wander around with my camera to capture the latest street art. I’ll swing by the RISE Gallery, check out the latest work on display, then explore St. George’s Walk as it’s constantly being updated with commissions and murals.
What’s the coolest thing about Croydon?
The David Lean Cinema! I love that it often screens independent or less commercial films – I saw Ingrid Goes West there a few months back. You wouldn’t expect to find an indie cinema in the heart of a shopping-centred town like Croydon – and that’s exactly why it needs to be kept alive. It’s such a unique experience.