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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.