MY LONDON LIFE
Elliott J Walker

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01 Name

Elliott J Walker.

02 Job title

Sales manager, Hamptons International, Blackheath Village.

03 Where do you live?

Mottingham, south-east London.

04 How long have you been in London?

All my life.

05 Preferred mode of transport

I would have to say travelling along the river by boat - you get such a different perspective of London from the water and it certainly beats staring out of the train window. Admittedly, it is less attractive in the pouring rain, but I highly recommend it and you can even use your Oyster card to travel.

06 Favourite London view

From the General Wolfe statue in Greenwich Park, looking down towards the Queen’s 
House. The view has changed vastly over the past 20 years - it feels as though a new building appears every time I look away, from 
the towers in Canary Wharf to The Shard.

You can see so much of what’s great about London from this spot. It also brings back 
fond memories of hurtling down those hills 
in the snow as a youngster.

07 Ideal weekend in London

I often like to head into London without a plan and see where the day takes me, whether it’s a stroll through Borough Market looking for inspiration in the kitchen, wandering around an antiques market or taking in a West End show.

08 Favourite restaurant

I do like eating at Butlers Wharf Chop House in Shad Thames: a table with a view of Tower Bridge is difficult to beat. Afterwards, a stroll along the South Bank is a nice way to work off a meal.

09 I’ve always meant to…

Take the walk over The O2 - it’s great to discover a new view of the City’s skyline. Whether you’re looking from The Shard or the London Eye, you always manage to spot something you haven’t noticed before.

10 The best thing about my patch

I love living in south-east London as it’s just minutes on a train into one of the world’s greatest cities. Or, if I fancy something a little more country, Kent is a short car journey in the other direction and the coast not far beyond that. What more could you want from a home town?


See page 26 of this week’s MoveTo London.