MY LONDON LIFE - Debbie Pinkham

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01 Name

Debbie Pinkham

02 Job title

Associate, Knight Frank, Wimbledon

03 Where do you live?

Grosvenor Hill in Wimbledon Village.

04 How long have you been in London?

I’ve lived here for 12 years. I grew up in Northamptonshire, went travelling around India after university and then made the move to London, where I’ve stayed ever since.

05 Preferred mode of transport

For speed, the train. Wimbledon is great because it has both the Tube and overland services. For enjoyment, and if I’m not in a rush, the bus (preferably the front seat on the top deck!).

06 Favourite London view

From my lounge. I live on the top floor and I’ve got a fabulous, very leafy view.

07 Ideal weekend in London

I’d meet up with friends for a glass of wine on Friday night to wind down after a busy day at work. On Saturday, I’d head to Waterloo and walk along the river to Green Park or St James’s Park. It’s also so easy to walk to Covent Garden for a shopping spree or Trafalgar Square to a gallery or an exhibition. In the evening, I’d grab dinner and take in a show. I’d spend Sunday locally and go out for a leisurely stroll on Wimbledon Common followed by a roast dinner.

08 Favourite restaurant

Como Lario in Chelsea, which NEVER changes, or Galvin at Windows on top of Park Lane’s London Hilton – it has staggering views and fabulous food.

09 I’ve always meant to…

I love sushi and there’s a great little place I often go to called Kulu Kulu in South Kensington. Wahaca in Waterloo is another favourite – it does delicious Mexican food and you can sit outside next to the Thames, watching the world go by.

10 The best thing about my patch

Go and watch a case at the Old Bailey.

 

11 The best thing about my patch

I’m an ‘outdoors’ person so I spend quite a lot of time walking and running on the Common, and I love the pubs: the Fox & Grapes, the Crooked Billet and the Hand in Hand. Wimbledon combines the country feel with the buzz of a city – it’s really easy to get into town to catch shows at the theatre or visit exhibitions.


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