‘My City’ is an original Frasers series where we share anecdotal stories and city recommendations of our staff from various properties all over the world. From Asia’s key gateway cities of Singapore, Bangkok, Beijing to the European cities of Paris, London, Edinburgh and the Middle East. ‘My City’ is an intriguing and refreshing new take on a city’s attractions and things to do.
My London by Jens Hojsgaard
Best place: White Hart Lane Stadium, Bill Nicholson Way, 748 High Road, London, N17 0AP
On match days this is the best place to be in London. The buzz around the football stadium is amazing as people go about their pre match routines. Whether it be having a fry up in the Spurs Cafe, a visit to the club shop, some jerk chicken from the Bell & Hare or a pint in the Bricklayers, the air is always filled with anticipation and the sense of deprecating humor that comes with supporting a football team that hasn’t done much in the last 50 years.
For more info: http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com
Best restaurant: El Pirata, 5-6 Down Street, London, W1J 7AQ Telephone: 0207 491 3810
Do not be put off by the address, this is one of the best tapas places in town where you get more bang for your quid. Tucked away in a side street just off Piccadilly, this hidden gem is like having a little bit of Spain in London. The dishes are fresh, full of flavor and the paella is to die for. The service is warm and friendly and the atmosphere is amazing. Highly recommended.
More info on http://www.elpirata.co.uk/
Best fun thing to do: Spitalfields Market
A wonderful market with something for everyone and some fantastic food places. A must for a lazy Sunday afternoon stroll.
More information: www.visitspitalfields.com
This is my London, come discover your London.
*Jens is 36 years old and was born in Denmark. He has lived in England for 32 years now and was raised in Buckinghamshire since the age of four. He went to Nottingham Trent University where he studied an HND in Hotel, Restaurant and Bar Management. Having been with the Frasers family for almost four years now, he is the Duty Manager for Fraser Residence City, Bishopsgate, Monument & Blackfriars. When he is not busy making sure everything is running smoothly at the residences, he occupies his time with football, cooking, reading military history and watching comedy.