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Meet your Google Places Neighbor: Amanda Foley

Editor’s Note: Now and then we’ll spotlight one of our amazing Google Places reviewers. Both so you guys can start to get to know one another and so we can pull together and share our favourite local places. Today, we introduce you to Amanda Foley from London.

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Amanda may be a London newbie but since moving to the capital from Canada three months ago, she’s clocked up plenty of hours seeing the sights. We spoke to the blogger and self-confessed “internet nerd” about London’s best pulled pork sandwiches and the new places she’s discovered.

When did you move to London?
I moved here three months ago because my partner is here (yes, I moved for a boy). I live in Maida Vale but tend to spend most of my time in Shoreditch and Angel because that’s where my friends live. I don’t consider myself a Londoner just yet – I’m still very much a bright-eyed tourist!

What do you in your spare time?
One of my best friends is a real foodie, so we love checking out American-style restaurants for mac ‘n cheese and hamburgers. I loved Byron in Hoxton Square where I had bourbon for the first time and the pulled pork sandwiches at Red Dog Saloon didn’t disappoint. Meat Liquor is next on my list.

Do you have a secret skill?
I used to do stand-up comedy – I really suck at it! So surprised I wasn’t booed off the school stage. Oh, and I also make really good peanut butter sandwiches. 


And the five places you love in London?

Let it be known that after only 3 months on this side of the pond, I am still a London newbie. Don’t judge me on my oh-so-mainstream choices!

The British Museum – Always the perfect place to while away a few hours and learn a little more about the world.

Monmouth Coffee – Whenever I’m in SE1, I have to visit this place.

Byron – Best burgers in the city, hands down. Friendly staff and incredible courgette fries too.

Electricity Showrooms – Probably my favourite place in the city to drink, dance and be merry.

Southbank – Walking past some of the most famous sights in the city (like London Eye, Big Ben and Houses of Parliament) on a sunny day absolutely cannot be beat.

Posted by Alexandra Sheppard, London Community Coordinator

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