WALEED AKHTAR / Local Hero

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WALEED AKHTAR

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What is an easy getaway for when you want to escape the city?

Epping Forest...makes you forget the hustle and bustle.

What's the best place to be alone in London?

I love watching films by myself in the weekdays...like having my own private cinema.

Tell us about a heritage building or structure that you love.

St. Paul's Cathedral. It never ceases to impress me...and the walk towards it from Fleet Street is one of my favourites.

What is the best place to people watch?

I live Zone 4, so I use my commute on the tube to watch people. The Central Line has it all.

What’s your favorite ’90s jam?

Just the one!?! If Your Girl Only Knew by Aaliyah

An overrated city experience you'd advice travellers against.

I've lived in London all my life, so I've never really experienced it as a tourist, but I'd say anything you have to pay too much for is probably not worth it. London has so many free parks, galleries and museums. Do those first.

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