Friday, September 23, 2011


By Nina Duncan 2010 (2)

Image of David courtesy of Nina Duncan

16/09/11 - The delectable David Gandy kicks off our London series of My Secret City…

NAME: David Gandy

What do you do on your days off?

Driving if I can, if not one of my cars then I am the Car correspondent for GQ, so will be testing some sort of vehicle.

Favourite places to dine out for dinner in London?
Eight Over Eight in Chelsea, Suhko in Fulham or Ricardo’s in South Kensington
Eight Over Eight, 392 Kings Road, London SW3 5UZ
Suhko Thai, 855 Fulham Road, London, SW6 5HJ
Ricardo’s 126 Fulham Road, London, SW3 6HU

Favourite Places to Drink in London?
Donovan Bar, Browns Hotel
Brown’s Hotel, Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BP 

Best Brunch Spot?
Bishops Garden Cafe

Best Cafe?
Tintos, Fulham Palace rd (best coffee in London)
Tintos, 411 Fulham Palace Road, London, SW6 6SX

On a rainy day where’s the best place to soak up some culture in the city?
Portrait Gallery
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE

First stop for any visitor in the city?
Houses of Parliament and Big Ben at Night
Houses of Parliament, Palace Of Westminster, 20 Dean’s Yard, City Of London SWA 0AA

Favourite Bookshop?
Nomad books
Nomads Books, 781 Fulham Road, London SW6 5HA

What is your preferred London Neighbourhood?

Where are your favourite local places to shop?
Lillie Road for Antiques
Lillie Road, London SW6 7LL

What’s a key fashion trend you’ve noticed on the streets of London right now?
Men are finally getting back to Classic Tailoring pieces

Where in London do you feel truly epitomises the ‘buzz’ of the city?
The City, Covent Garden or Ice skating Somerset house at Christmas
Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

If you could think of one song as the soundtrack to your lifestyle in London what would it be?
How lucky can one guy be by Dean Martin

Best place to take photographs?
Putney Bridge looking up the river at Sunset or Waterloo Park in Highgate

Secret Gem? 
Sunbury Antiques Fair
Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road, East Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex TW16 5AQ



Hey, thanks for all the local suggestions! I love Nomad too, keep meaning to try Sukho as people keep recommending it to me. Ever been to Naked Nosh - one of my favourites on that strip.

Do you have any idea...where did you get this interview? Love, Chiara Petrachi

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