Insider guide to London: Georgia Collett

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Georgia buying trinkets in Portobello Market – picture by Jessy Boon Cowler

We first encountered this week’s London guide at a dance class in a pub in Queens Park and she instantly stood out as the best dressed woman in the room. Georgia always seemed to choose the perfect fabrics, prints and cuts; so it wasn’t too much of surprise to discover that she’s an alumni of the textiles degree course at the Royal College of Art – an institution that can lay claim to alumni including Erdem, Zandra Rhodes and Ossie Clark.

Her aesthetic –  clean modern shapes in a slightly retro colour scheme punctured with bursts of bright pink – is very much carried through to her home, which manages to be both incredibly stylish and incredibly welcoming (also a pretty good way to describe Georgia herself).
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Insider guide to London: Emily Dicks

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Emily in Brixton Market – picture by Jessy Boon Cowler

If you want to know about music in London then Emily is absolutely your go-to guide. As a radio producer she’s worked on all sorts of music shows in a career that’s taken her from London to Wales, to Jamaica and back to the hallowed halls of the BBC’s London HQ. If you enjoy new music and listen to the BBC’s Radio 1 or 1Xtra you may have heard her work.
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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 - - 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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