Insider guide to London: Lydia Wilson

Lydia Wilson - The Wandering Tattler - by Jessy Boon Cowler
Lydia Wilson on the streets of Islington – picture by Jessy Boon Cowler
This week’s London guide Lydia is one of that rare breed – a born and bred London girl. We grew up near each other in North West London, went to the same school and share some incredible friends.
She’s also probably quite familiar looking to those of you who enjoy TV costume dramas, Charlie Brooker-penned satire or Richard Curtis movies.
That’s because Lydia is that other rare thing – a genuinely good up and coming actress. She’s starred in a string of TV hits including Black Mirror, Misfits, Any Human Heart and The Making of Lady and has just won over millions of movie goers in Curtis’ About Time. She’s equally brilliant as a stage actress too, and Londoners should keep their eyes peeled for a chance to see her in her next play.
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Insider guide to London: Eloise de Fine

Eloise de Fine in Chinatown - picture by Jessy Boon Cowler
Eloise de Fine in Chinatown – picture by Jessy Boon Cowler

Here at The Wandering Tattler, we love a good cocktail. And this week’s city guide Eloise makes some of the best cocktails in London.

As the general manager of the Ape and Bird in Cambridge Circus at the heart of the West End, she runs one of our favourite places to go for a drink and a bite to eat. Eloise always manages to make us feel at home while overseeing a slick table service restaurant, a pub and a dive bar all in one building. (We recommend the truffle cheese fries.)
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Insider guide to London: Anabel Kingsley

Anabel Kingsley outside Selfridges - thewanderingtattler.com - picture by Jessy Boon Cowler
Anabel Kingsley outside Selfridges – picture by Jessy Boon Cowler

This week’s city guide is a central London girl through-and-through. Anabel lives in the heart of the west end, just a stones throw away from the best haircare joint in town – the Philip Kingsley Clinic in Green Street founded by her father.

As well as overseeing all the communications for the Philip Kingsley brand, multiple appearances on QVC and running one of the best Pinterest profiles we’ve seen, Anabel is on her way to becoming a fully qualified trichologist – what she doesn’t know about hair probably isn’t worth knowing.
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Insider guide to London: Cate St Hill

Cate St Hill - thewanderingtattler.com - picture by Jessy Boon Cowler
Cate St Hill on Lamb’s Conduit Street – picture by Jessy Boon Cowler

We first met architecture historian, researcher and writer Cate St Hill when she was running social media for the British Council at the Venice Architecture Biennale a few years ago.

Since then, she’s gone on to become a staff writer at Blueprint Magazine – one of the UK’s leading architecture, design and art magazines – and is also working with architectural bad boys FAT to develop their -exhibition for the next Biennale.
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