Meet Andrea – @prettylittlelondon
Today’s interview is with Andrea who runs a successful instagram account @prettylittlelondon, Andrea’s IG beautifully captures London’s unique architecture and design providing inspiration for those looking to visit.
Hi Andrea, tell us a bit about your background?
Hi my name is Andrea and I am an admin for @prettylittlelondon my curated Instagram page. I work as a Project Manager at a Bank and I love photography and sports. I arrived in London 2 years ago and I have been in love with this city since.
I chose London because I wanted to attend an MA in the UK. I currently live in London Bridge and have been here for 5 months now. I have chosen this area as it is in walking distance from where I work, and it avoids me taking the tube during rush hour, keeps me healthy and saves me a lot of money I can then spend in booze. One of the best features of where I live is that it is really central, I am 10 minutes walk from the Tower Bridge and right next to Borough Market, where you can find any variety of food.
Where are your favourite places to visit in London?
I love to go to Notting Hill and Hampstead in my free time to take pictures. There are so many beautiful houses and lovely vintage cars to photograph, it’s overwhelming. I also love going out at Oxford Street where my Uni used to be, there are nice shops in the day time and good clubs to go out in.
Where do you do your shopping?
My favourite place to shop is without any doubt Westfield. It is the biggest shopping centre in London and you can often find good deals. But be careful and don’t get carried away, last time I went I spent over £600 in Zara. In my defence their winter collection is great this year!
What restaurants can you recommend to our readers?
I would definitely go to Sketch or the Aqua Shard. The food is fantastic and the venue is dreamy. Sketch, in Regent Street, has this unique pink style inside and the best toilets in the world (I know I sound crazy, but wait till you see them). And The Shard just has the best view in London, with excellent food and service.
Is there anything that annoys you about living in London?
The only thing that annoys me about London is that there is no night underground, and I am hoping that it will open soon (even if it’s not likely). It would make it easier for people to get home safe after a night out.
Where can you capture the best photos of the city?
For good photos I would definitely try the Monument of the Great Fire of London in Monument, the Sky Garden, Waterloo Bridge at sunset, the View from the Shard and Primrose Hill.
Can you share any hidden gems in London that nobody else knows about?
I would look for Neal’s Yard in Covent Garden or any narrow street in Notting Hill, where you can truly find some really colourful hidden gems.
Finally, are there any other cities in the world that you’ve visited that you could live ?
I have been to almost every capital in Europe as my parents own a travel agency and have worked as a travel agent, and I can say that no city comes close to the beauty and diversity of London.