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Metropolitans: Jonathan Jeremiah, singer-songwriter

I was…born in Wembley and have lived in London my whole life. I somehow managed to rent a cheapo pad just off Great Portland Street and lived there throughout my twenties. The property must have been haunted as I can think of no other reason why it was going so cheap.

The area in London I call home is…Forest Hill, South London. I love the forest and the peace and quiet.

I’ve got to have a meal at…Mildreds in Soho. It’s the vegetarian restaurant where I met my girlfriend Romany; she was serving me whilst I was out there on a date.

I tend to get my threads from…my sister Elena Dawson who has a label and is now selling her threads at Dover Street Market. Keep it in the family I say.

To enjoy London’s nightlife, you should…head on down to The Hideout in Soho. It’s the only place I’d recommend after closing hours. All the photo frames of 60s celebs win me over every time.

If I was mayor, I would…change the Barclays Bikes to Barclays Boards and make all of London travel to work by skateboard.

My favourite spot to check out art is…The National Gallery. Like they say, ‘the old ones are the best ones’.

I’d kindly tell a tourist to…check out Les Trois Garcons.

The things I miss when I leave London are…the noise.

My soundtrack to London would include…

Carly Simon’s ‘You’re so Vain’, America’s ‘A Horse With No Name’ and Bowie’s ‘Life on Mars?’.Who would have thought all three of them were recorded in a little studio right smack in the middle of Soho? Carly’s sounds like it was recorded in California, America’s song from Nashville and Bowie’s from er, Mars.

Jonathan Jeremiah will be at Radio 2’s Live In Hyde Park on September 11th.  His album A Solitary Man is out now on Island Records. Follow him on Twitter: @jjeremiahmusic

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