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Telling the Timeless Stories of London’s Hidden Personalities


Special Season: Mayflower 400 – City Of London Common Councilman Mark Wheatley On The Historical & Present Day Significance Of The Mayflower’s Journey To The New World & Planned Celebrations
Dec 9 • 35 min
In the second part of this special miniseries designed to celebrate 400 years since the Mayflower set sail from our shores for America, I was honoured to have been invited to chat with Mark Wheatley at the stunning Guildhall in The City of London. Since…
Special Season: Mayflower 400 – Jason Sandy & I Go Back In Time On The Thames To The Very Place The Mayflower Began It’s Historic Journey To The New World
Dec 2 • 45 min
When I first met Jason Sandy way back in Jan 2018, he offered one day to take me down to the Thames foreshore to go Mudlarking with him. Having seen Jason’s incredible collection of ancient artifacts he’d collected over the years, I knew this was…
Tessa Hunkin Is London’s Foremost Mosaicist & Is Leaving Her Legacy At Iconic Locations Around Our City & Helping The Wider Community Through Her Stunning Art Projects
Nov 25 • 47 min
Tessa trained and worked as an architect until 1989 when she joined forces with Emma Biggs at the recently founded Mosaic Workshop in Holloway London. The workshop undertook a range of commissions for public and private clients, including Terence Conran,…
Multiple World Record Holder & International Gold Medalist Brock Whiston Is Tearing Up The Para Swimming World Whilst Giving Back To Leave Her Own Legacy
Nov 18 • 48 min
Multiple world record holder and international gold medal para swimmer—Brock Whiston is taking her sport to new heights. 22-year-old Brock was born with Hemiplegia, although this was not diagnosed till she was 17. Hemiplegia causes weakness down one side…
Cabbies Do Kilimanjaro Is The Wonderful Story Of A Group Of Overweight London Cabbies Taking On The Highest Mountain In Africa
Nov 11 • 50 min
I just love improbable stories that make you sit up and think, wow how amazing—I wish I could do that. And that is precisely what this week’s guests are all about. Back in 2018, a group of middle-aged overweight, unfit, unhealthy London Black Cab drivers…
Inspirational CEO Of Music Relief Foundation Magdalene Adenaike - ‘From Shame To Strength & How Music Saved Her’
Nov 4 • 63 min
Sometimes you simply can’t pigeon hole someone because the breadth of their skills, compassion, and understanding is just too varied. Magdalene Adenaike is one such person. Founder and CEO of Music Relief Foundation, Magdalene is an award-winning…
Mark Turrell & James Anthony Reveal Their Personal Stories & Passion For The Life Saving Work They Do On The Thames On Behalf Of The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) Chiswick
Oct 28 • 49 min
There can hardly be a greater London Legacy than that of saving lives of Londoners every day on the River Thames. For centuries the Thames has been the iconic lifeblood of our glorious city. Bu,t there is also a darker side to this ancient tidal river.
Your London Legacy’s Very Own Steve Lazarus, On Why Passion And Talent Are Nothing Without Teamwork Especially In Podcasting
Oct 21 • 13 min
Your London Legacy has been going strong – with 67 episodes that host fantastic guests from every corner of this wonderful city. So what guest are we bringing on the show for this episode? Well, the answer is me. No, there’s nothing wrong with the…
Wayne Kirven Aka ‘Wayne From Buckhurst Hill’ Has Been Part Of The Fashion Scene In London Since The 50’s, Working With The World’s Top Designers. A Childhood Friend Of Marc Bolan, His Love Of Music Saw Him Record His First British Rock N Roll Song…
Oct 14 • 59 min
Since launching Your London Legacy back in 2018, I’ve met some pretty flamboyant characters—none more so than this week’s wonderful guest, Wayne Kirven, better known as Wayne from Buckhurst Hill. A childhood friend of none other than Marc Bolan, Wayne is…
Maryam Pasha Is Director & Curator Of Hugely Successful TedxLondon, Where Speakers Share Important Ideas With 2000 People At An Iconic London Venue. Do You Have What It Takes To Spread Ideas ‘Beyond Borders’?
Oct 7 • 42 min
I’m sure you’ve all heard of TED talks—but if not, here goes. TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today TED covers…
Max Somerset Has Performed His Unique Brand Of Magic On His Own TV Shows, For Celebrities & Royalty Around The World, And Has An Incredible Story And Take On Life, The Universe & Everything. To Find Out Why he Calls Himself An ‘Unusualist’ You Must…
Sep 30 • 57 min
Ok, hands up—who doesn’t love a great magic show? I know I do, and have done since a very young age. Today’s brilliant guest, Maximillian Somerset, is not your run of the mill magician. He’s an award winning multi-talented TV magician, musician and…
Special Bonus Episode: To Coincide With ”Totally Thames” 2019 Mudlark Exhibition, ”Foragers Of The Foreshore” 25th-29th Sept We Reprise This Hugely Popular Episode With Super Mudlarker & Curator Jason Sandy
Sep 23 • 77 min
Your London Legacy Mudlark noun: someone who scavenges in river mud for items of value, a term used especially to describe those who scavenged this way in London during the late 18th and 19th centuries. When most Londoners are tucked into bed waiting for…
German Born Londoner Mark Hebwood’s Brilliantly Conceived Debut Book ”Happiness Rules” Clearly Sets Out How To Build, Maintain & Live Your ‘Authentic Life’
Sep 16 • 80 min
This week’s guest, Mark Hebwood, is author of the brilliantly conceived debut book ”Happiness Rules”. If you are anything like me, you may have read dozens of self-help style books in this genre. However, I can pretty much promise you won’t have read…
Jane Palm-Gold Is An Artist & Historian With A Special Interest In The Dark Past Of St Giles London, & The Birth Of Punk At The Iconic Roxy Club Neal Street
Sep 9 • 57 min
Jane Palm-Gold is an artist and historian living in St Giles London. Her love of St Giles led her to research the area in great detail. Whilst not as well known as some of its more illustrious neighbours—St Giles is an area packed with a fascinating and…
Bonus Episode: Thank You All From The Bottom Of My Heart. I Couldn’t Do It Without Your Love & Support
Sep 2 • 3 min
Just over two years ago I was flat on my back in a London hospital recovering from my second back operation in two weeks. The care I received from all the staff at the NHS was amazing and I’m really grateful to them. I’m also grateful as this period of…
Stuart Hayes Is London 2012 Olympian Triathlete With Major Victories Around The World. In May This Year Whilst Out On His Bike He Hit A Deer And Smashed His Hip. This Is Stuart’s Story.
Aug 26 • 36 min
Stuart Hayes is a London born Olympian triathlete who has won races all over the world. In 2012 Stuart competed in the stunning London Olympics and as part of a strong GB team contributed towards the Brownlees Brothers’ Gold and Bronze medal success.…
Jay Mullings Is A Multi Award Winning Screen Writer, Vlogger, Musician, Author, Poet & Voracious Content Creator, Who Will Leave You Feeling Totally Inspired
Aug 19 • 65 min
I’m such a huge fan of today’s guest—Jay Mullings. Jay is a multi-award winning screenwriter, poet, blogger, vlogger, musician, author and voracious content creator. Brought up in South London and Jamaica by his Mum and Grandparents, his cultural heritage…
At 25 Years Old Peter Apps Was Living His Best Life Reporting From War Torn Sri Lanka. Then Tragedy Struck & He Broke His Neck. TedX London Speaker Peter Refuses To Be Defined By His Disability & Is An Inspiration To All Of Us
Aug 12 • 76 min
In 2006 Peter Apps was living the life he felt he was meant to lead, and what he had worked towards for several years. He was a 25 year old journalist and had just spent the last two years on assignment with Reuters in southern Africa. On Sept 5th 2006,…
‘Soho George’ Is A Living London Legend. A Non-Conformist. Spot Him Every Day In Soho Resplendent In His Unique Attire. He’s An Integral Part Of Soho’s Fascinating History, Art, Music & Culture. This Is His Story.
Aug 5 • 70 min
George Skeggs is without question one of London’s very own last remaining living legends. Otherwise known as ‘Soho George’, he is a gentleman with a truly unique style—and if by chance you are unfamiliar with his name, you certainly will not be unfamiliar…
Nev Pellicci Is Third Generation To Run The Iconic E.Pellicci Cafe In Bethnal Green Road, East London The Oldest Cafe In London Bursting With Life & Fabulous Stories
Jul 29 • 41 min
Your London Legacy loves to catch up with some of the great characters and iconic buildings in our magnificent city, and today’s guest is no exception. Nevio Pellicci Jnr is the third generation of the Pellicci family—who came over to London from Lucca,…
Londoner Spirit de la Mare Dedicates Her Every Working Hour To Growth & Development Of Creative Industries Via Personal Contribution & Supporting Larger Organisations
Jul 22 • 46 min
With such a beautiful name as Spirit de la Mare, I guess you’d expect this week’s guest to be involved in the arts somehow. Well—you won’t be disappointed. Born in London to parents embedded in the Punk culture and educated at Roedean School for girls…
Tracy Kashi’s New Show ‘My Cancer Gap Year’ Is A Reflection Of Her Incredibe Life Story, Combining Music, Theatre, Song, Comedy & Heartache
Jul 15 • 58 min
West End musical theatre veteran and professional singer Tracy Kashi is a warm, friendly and versatile vocalist and musician, with an Iranian, Israeli background. Based in North London, she has worked as an actress and singer and appeared many times at…
David Burnetts Has Been A London Black Cab Taxi Driver For Over 40 Years. He’s Seen Huge Cultural Changes & Has Enjoyed Every Minute As He Simply Loves London & Londoners
Jul 8 • 58 min
If there is one thing that everyone associates with London life it’s the iconic black cab. Todays’ guest is The Capital Cabbie himself David Burnetts, whose been a London Licensed taxi driver since 1978. Just imagine that for a moment. David has been…
Chartered Psychologist Dr Audrey Tang’s New Book ‘The Leaders Guide To Mindfulness,How To Use Soft Skills To Get Hard Results’ Will Help Unleash Your Creative Powers & Reduce Stress
Jul 1 • 57 min
One of my favourite English Rock bands of the 1980’s got it spot on with the lyric ‘’When people run in circles it’s a very very mad world, mad world’’. Life is just so hectic and there is no respite. Daily work and family pressures in my view are…
Dennis ‘The Menace’ Wahome Is Boxing His Way To The Top, Despite Heartbreak & Extreme Responsibilities Thrust On Him As A Young Man
Jun 24 • 45 min
Dennis ‘The Menace’ Wahome came over to London from Kenya as a young boy. At school he loved maths and science and had no real interest in sport, before taking up Olympic Tae Kwando which he needed to as he used to ‘bump into the wrong sort of people’’ in…
Nigel Risner World Leading Speaker & Business Turnaround Expert Cracks The ‘Impact Code’ That Will Take You To The Next Level
Jun 17 • 60 min
Nigel Risner is the only motivational speaker in Europe to have been awarded Speaker of The Year from both The Academy of Chief Executives and the Executive Committee. Nigel isn’t just a motivational speaker—he’s a company turnaround specialist driving…
After Heidi Herkes Broke Her Neck & Became Paralysed From The Chest Down She Reinvented Her Life & Now Helps Able Bodied & Disabled Women Alike Look & Feel Great
Jun 10 • 36 min
The guests on my show never fail to amaze and inspire me, and Heidi Herkes is no exception. She is right up there with the very best of them. As a young woman, she travelled extensively around the world running her own high end bridal and make up…
Carolyn Steel’s Ted Global Talk ‘How Food Shapes our Cities’ Has Been Downloaded Over One Million Times. Ever Wondered How London Serves Up Over 30 Million Meals A Day?
Jun 3 • 81 min
Carolyn Steels’ Ted Global talk has been heard over 1 million times and for very good reason. “How Food Shapes Our Cities” is as complex as it is fascinating. Every day, in a city the size of London, 30 million meals are served. But where does all the…
Award Winning London Architect Jason Flanagan Is Changing The Way We Look Feel And Interestingly Listen To Buildings And Space In London & Beyond
May 27 • 45 min
Jason Flanagan is the Design Director of leading and award winning London Architects Flanagan Lawrence, where he leads a team on diverse projects including performance arts centres, acoustic structural and urban master plans—including that at Wembley,…
What Justin And Ellen Did When They Stumbled Into An Horrific Terror Attack On London Bridge
May 20 • 51 min
I want you to imagine for a minute that you are taking a stroll across London Bridge on a beautiful balmy summers evening with the love of your life by your side. Across the road, you suddenly notice what appears to be a fight taking place. In fact, you…
Robbie Chapman AKA ‘The Camden Caretaker’ Is Taking Care of Business. From Local Park & Rise To The Top His Boxing Career Is Flourishing
May 13 • 42 min
Robbie Chapman is not your regular professional boxer. Mousy blonde curly locks frame his modern-day film star surfer face. At 24 years old, Robbie has accumulated 40 amateur fights before turning pro in May 2018. Robbie hails from Hampstead and is…
When Florrie Evans Is Not Looking After The Stunning Weiss Gallery In Jermyn Street, She Can Be Found Mudlarking With Her Daughter On The Thames
May 6 • 38 min
Florrie Evans has been Director at The Weiss Gallery since 2010. The Weiss Gallery was established in 1985 at 59 Jermyn St, the heart of the prestigious St James district of London, and is a leading dealer in Tudor, Stuart, and Northern European…
London Based Film Director Patrick McLennan Takes Us Behind The Scenes Of His Inspiring New Film ‘The Ponds’ & Reveals Why It Has Taken On A Life Of Its Own
Apr 29 • 45 min
Getting Patrick McLennan to appear on the podcast took a little bit of gentle persuasion. You see, as Patrick succinctly put it he’s as ‘’journalist by training and inclination’’ and has never wanted to be ‘’in the public eye’’ or indeed on the other side…
Why Laurie Rackind Quit The Corporate World & Went From Volunteer To CEO Of Leading Mental Health Charity Jami
Apr 22 • 45 min
Laurie started out as a very successful entrepreneur and businessman, and although initially he enjoyed his time in The City and later in the engineering industry for some 12 years, he always felt something was missing. Having turned around and sold his…
When Rhiann Keys Was 16 She Set Off To London & The English National Ballet & Now Helps Londoners Keep Pain Free & Mobile
Apr 15 • 48 min
This is the story of a sixteen-year-old girl who left her home and traveled to London to follow her passion to become a ballerina. It’s the story of how Rhiann Keys had to grow up quickly in a physically demanding and mentally tough competitive…
Lou Stein Artistic Director At Chicken Shed A Magical Inclusive Theatre Changing Lives Every Day
Apr 8 • 50 min
I’ve got to tell you, everything about this whole episode made me quite emotional. As I walked back into the welcoming foyer of the Chicken Shed Theatre—for the first time in many year – my mind was instantly taken back to the wonderful memories my wife…
Robert Jeffries (Hon Curator) Of The Thames Police Museum Tells The Fascinating Story How Modern Day Policing Was Born
Apr 1 • 52 min
If you thought that the idea for the Metropolitan Police originated with Sir Robert Peel, you’d be wrong. If you thought the Met Police have never been armed, you’d be wrong again. In this fascinating episode I met up with Robert Jeffries—Curator of the…
How Two Back Operations Inspired Me To Create ‘Your London Legacy’ – Despite Knowing Nothing About Podcasting
Mar 25 • 9 min
After around 8 months and some 36 new guests, I thought it was time to take a deep breath, pause and reflect on what we have achieved at Your London Legacy. So I’m going take you behind the scenes and lift the curtain on how we got to where we are today.…
Find Out What Ian White Has In Common With Sir Winston Churchill, Princess Diana, Nelson Mandella & J.K.Rowling
Mar 18 • 33 min
It takes a pretty special person to be honored with the award—Freemen of London. After all, you can’t apply for it. You have to make significant impact in your field in order to be invited by the Court of Common Council to accept the freedom. Past…
Tailor To Icons Of The Music Industry For Over Fifty Years, Chris Ruocco Is A Humble Gentleman & Features In A Brand New Documentary About Swimming At Hampstead Ponds
Mar 11 • 34 min
It’s difficult to know quite where to start with a character like Chris Ruocco. He’s been a tailor for upwards of 50 years and all that time in the same shop in Kentish Town N. London. To walk into Chris’s shop is to step back in time, with shelves…
Master Chef Semi-Finalists Went On To Follow Their Cooking Dreams In Covent Garden & Beyond
Mar 4 • 47 min
What do you get when you mix two ‘semi-fit’ Mater Chef finalists with a passion for good food, good fun and good causes? Since Billy and Jack achieved fame in this iconic TV cookery show in 2016, they have gone on to create sell out supper clubs in Covent…
How Xavier Miller Transformed From Special Needs Teacher To Successful Professional Boxing Coach
Feb 25 • 40 min
This was the first time I’d ever been inside a boxing club, so I was a little bit apprehensive. As I got closer to the ring, I saw two combatants sparring hard. But the first thing I was aware of was the noise. The grunt of the boxer as he lets rip and…
Susan Murray & Maureen Younger On Life As A Stand Up Comedian & Dying On Stage
Feb 18 • 67 min
I first met Susan at her flat in Walthamstow around 10 years ago, when I was asked to help her with her insurance claim for dry rot. I remember at the time Susan telling me she was a comedian—as I’d never met one in the flesh before, so it really stuck…
How Sophia Bhaumick Used A Brutal Assault As A Springboard To Choose An Unlikely Career In Men’s Boxing
Feb 11 • 65 min
Every so often I meet a young inspirational person who completely takes my breath away. Sophia Bhaumick is one such individual. From an outcast at school, to captaining the Men’s rowing team— Sophia has travelled extensively, and whilst volunteering in…
Sarah Hesz Co-Founder Of ”Mush” #1 App For Mums Who Don’t Want To Be Lonely And Miserable
Feb 4 • 33 min
When Katie and Sarah met up in a rainy London playground with their two small children, they struck up an amazing and surprising friendship that was to lead to a wonderfully successful new business. They realized that all Mums should have access to a free…
Ray Gelato ‘Godfather Of Swing’ And London Jazz Legend Celebrates 25 Years With ‘The Giants’
Jan 28 • 64 min
Today’s guest is a true legend of the British jazz, swing, and jump blues scene. Ray Gelato was born in the swinging 60’s, and the streets of west of London where he grew up were his playground and classroom. Son of an American soldier and Jewish mother,…
Nikki Druce Host Of ‘Macabre London’ Podcast Reveals Her Real Life Ghostly Experience. Listen If You Dare!
Jan 21 • 45 min
Who doesn’t like a good old-fashioned ghost story, or to be scared stiff watching a creepy movie? It’s even more heart pounding when weird spooky things happen in the City where we live – London. Today’s guest Nikki Druce is the creator and host of…
‘Trump Baby’ Founder Max Wakefield On Creative Anger And Standing Up For What He Believes In
Jan 14 • 55 min
Donald Trump is probably the most divisive American President there has ever been, and when he visited the UK summer 2018, he was welcomed by thousands of protesters in London—as well as a six meter high inflatable depiction of the President as a wailing…
Alex Manzi, Creator Of ‘Dreamer’s Disease’ Podcast Turned Despair Into His Life’s Passion
Jan 7 • 53 min
Alex Manzi is the creator and host of the popular Dreamer’s Disease podcast which he founded and launched some two years ago. Like Your London Legacy, Alex interviews inspirational guests to find out what they do, how they do it, and what their…
Claire Barrett Founder Of U Gigs – Where Uber Meets Lemonrock – Redefining The Live Music Industry
Dec 31, 2018 • 34 min
Every once in while a new solution comes to market, and we all sit back and say “Now why didn’t I think of that?” In recent years the number of grassroots music venues in the UK has declined drastically with the rise of gentrification of pubs and other…
My Dad Alan Lazarus Founded Leading Mental Health Charity ‘JAMI’ From Our Living Room. Find Out How & Why
Dec 24, 2018 • 55 min
In many ways, the 80s and 90s were a far simpler time than today without the pressure of mobile phones and social media. We had bands like Oasis and the Spice Girls, Princess Diana, and also experienced the Gulf War. But there was an insidious policy…
Joanna Yates Founder Of ‘Spark London’ Britain’s First Open Mike Story Telling Club Where You Are The Story
Dec 17, 2018 • 41 min
According to Yuval Noah Harari, best-selling author of Homo Deus and Sapiens, it is story telling that sets the human race apart from other species. It’s our ability to believe in the stories we hear that enables us to form communities, believe money has…
Soli Lazarus Has Dedicated Herself To Supporting Parents Of Children With ADHD-Learn How & Why
Dec 10, 2018 • 51 min
Ill let you into a secret. Soli Lazarus is in fact my wife of 30 years. For the majority of that time, she was Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) in a mainstream school in N. London, where she ensured that children with physical and emotional…
Ksenia Zemtsova Creator Of ‘Art Night’ Brings You London’s Biggest Boldest Art Festival This Summer
Dec 3, 2018 • 47 min
Ksenia Zemtsova is the co-founder of Art Night, a hugely ambitious free contemporary art festival that takes place in dedicated parts of London over one summer weekend. Art Night is growing year by year, and recently completed its third and most ambitious…
John Durkin Leads The Way In PTSD Recovery Learning From Major Terror Attacks In London & New York
Nov 26, 2018 • 85 min
After working in the fire and rescue service, John Durkin placed the real world challenges of incident stress, colleagues’ suicides, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder under academic scrutiny, to design an evidence based programme of crisis intervention…
Queer Radical Artist Liv Wynter Lifts The Curtain To Her Creative World
Nov 19, 2018 • 45 min
Liv Wynter is a queer artist, educator, activist and writer from South London. She uses an anarchic exploration of language, live performance, and text based practice to create unique forms of storytelling and to initiate discussions around class,…
Jeannine Saba Inspirational Founder & Editor Of Quirky Luxury Magazine ‘The Covent Gardener’
Nov 12, 2018 • 34 min
You cant help but fall in love with Jeannine Saba’s vivacious, sparkling personality. Jeannine is the founder, creative director and editor of the beautiful luxury magazine—The Covent Gardener, now into its third year after the first quarterly edition was…
Award Winning Edo Zollo Is London’s At Night ‘Voyeuristic’ Photographer
Nov 5, 2018 • 36 min
Edo Zollo has over 24,000 raving fans on Instagram. Why? Well, he is different—and we like different here in London. Born in Sardinia, Edo settled in London many years ago. It’s the home he loves, so much so, that when you and I are tucked up in bed in…
Simon Bucknall Is International Award Winning Speaker Who Impacts The World By Improving Communication
Oct 29, 2018 • 37 min
Simon Bucknall is a renowned public speaking expert, who, naturally enough I first heard talk at Ted X London this summer. Simon is passionate about creating greater inspirational impact through the art of verbal communication—a skill all too often…
Alex Lloyd Why We Must Repair Our Broken Criminal Youth Justice System
Oct 22, 2018 • 54 min
In 2017 some 1,700 young people were sentenced to be incarcerated, and around 70% will have problems with their mental health. Alex Lloyd is a born and bred Londoner from Wapping, and although only in his mid-twenties—he‘s already a lecturer in Psychology…
How Jonny Benjamin Found His Stranger On The Bridge & Went On To Impact The World. ”From Despair to Lasting Legacy.”
Oct 15, 2018 • 65 min
On a bitter cold winter morning, you’re walking across Waterloo Bridge—on your way to work. As you reach the midway point over the grey, fast flowing Thames, something unusual catches your eye. You notice the figure of what appears to be a young man…
Helen Donohoe Campaigner For Children’s Rights & Author of Birdy Flynn On Complex Modern Issues.
Oct 8, 2018 • 68 min
Helen Donohoe is an unusual lady. As someone who has been at the forefront of driving social change and author of various books including a successful novel, you’d expect her to be passionate, intelligent and driven—and she doesn’t disappoint. Helen is a…
Michele Attias Is Top Personal Coach , Author & Speaker Changing Lives
Sep 30, 2018 • 58 min
I’ve known Michele Attias for several years now—she was born in Gibraltar, lived in Israel for a while, but eventually settled in London. She qualified as a therapist and clinical supervisor in mental health services with responsibility for some of the…
Jamala Osman From Gang Culture To Youngest Bank Manager In London. True Inspiration.
Sep 24, 2018 • 68 min
It’s not every day that you meet a young lady who is so inspiring – yet so humble and grounded that you are left full of hope and joy after meeting her. The first time I heard Jamala Osman was when she spoke at TEDx London at the start of July 2018. In…
Plan Your Perfect Day Out In London With Sue Hillman
Sep 16, 2018 • 43 min
Sue Hillman had a successful career in a senior position at the BBC, and then redundancy paid her a visit. Instead of moping around, she set about creating ‘It’s Your London’, where she designs and organizes the perfect trip for foreign visitors. Sue will…
How James Miles Improves Londoners’ Well Being By Meditation
Sep 9, 2018 • 40 min
I’d been vaguely interested in meditation for years, but recently I’ve become fascinated with transcendental meditation after I read Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferris. He sent 11 questions to 140 people at the very top of their game—right across the spectrum…
Conrad Gamble’s Passion Inspired Him To Write ‘For the Love of London’
Sep 2, 2018 • 45 min
Conrad Gamble is a man after my own heart—like me, he has a passion for London and Londoners, so much so that he published his first book under the title “For the Love of London”. This book contains 100 stories told by 100 Londoners, many you’ll know,…
How Rachel Wang Grew Chocolate Films Into London’s Leading Social Enterprise
Aug 27, 2018 • 38 min
I was a little anxious when first meeting Rachel Wang—after all, she is the co founder of one of the most successful video production and social enterprise companies across London and the UK: Chocolate Films. Thankfully she didn’t criticize my equipment…
Enter the Stunning World of Fine Art Photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten
Aug 19, 2018 • 65 min
Julia Fullerton-Batten is a world wide exhibited fine art photographer with a body of work that encompasses 12 major projects over ten years. The foundation of her success was “Teenage Stories” an evocative narrative of the transition of a teenage girl to…
Stephen Wright opens his ‘House of Dreams’ to Share his Bizarre Magical World
Aug 13, 2018 • 36 min
Inspired by the Outsider movement, Stephen Wright has turned his home in East Dulwich into the most surreal living experience imaginable. I can honestly say that I wasn’t prepared for the stunning visual cacophony of color, art, and mayhem. Stephen picks…
London Tattoo Guru Lal Hardy Has Seen And Done It All From Punks To Modern Day Football Stars
Aug 6, 2018 • 57 min
Surrounded by books and machinery, art, the electric hum of machines that pump ink through needles into skin—I was a bit intimidated visiting Lal Hardy’s studio New Wave Tattoo. Lal has been tattooed by Yakuza in Japan, the jungle of Borneo, Tahiti and…
Co-Founder of The Big Issue & Top Musician Phil Ryan
Jul 19, 2018 • 37 min
Phil Ryan has been a passionate campaigner – from helping the homeless to be self-sufficient, to saving his beloved Denmark Street from the voracious appetite of London’s property owning developers. His astonishing musical career has sent Phil across the…
Rose Sandy Author Of Exciting Calla Cress Technothriller Series
Jul 9, 2018 • 42 min
Daughter of a Ugandan Foreign Service diplomat, Rose Sandy was raised across the world—from Baghdad to India, Germany, and Paris. She met her husband in Berlin and decided London was the place she wanted to raise her family. She’s a talented musician with…
How I Became a Modern Day Time Traveler by Jason Sandy
Jul 9, 2018 • 76 min
Mudlark noun: someone who scavenges in river mud for items of value, a term used especially to describe those who scavenged this way in London during the late 18th and 19th centuries. When most Londoners are tucked into bed waiting for the sun to rise, a…
This is Your London Legacy – Telling the Timeless Stories of London’s Hidden Personalities
Jul 9, 2018 • 2 min
London is one of the most fascinating cities on earth. In this introduction I tell why I created Your London Legacy & what you can expect to hear. If you love London and Londoners as much as I do then this is the place for you. www.yourlondonlegacy.com