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Metropolitans: Mark Wright, Senior Account Manager

Mark Wright

I am…attracted to the drive, creativity and passion found in London. Arriving here from Australia five years ago this culture keeps me here, and I consider myself a Londoner now too. By day, I work in client service at a digital agency and I also have a couple of other projects going on.

The area in London I call home is… Clerkenwell. It’s all about EC1! I live right on Exmouth Market and being foodie I’m well situated. Also, I ride everywhere so being central for me is a bit of a life hack to keep travel simple.

I tend to get my threads from… ASOS as they really are the leader in terms of range, price, and best online shopping experience.

To enjoy London’s nightlife, you should… try the cocktails at 69 Colebrooke Row.

If I was mayor, I would… install cycle helmet vending machines in locations around the city and make helmets compulsory!

My favourite spot to check out art is… Wellcome Collection. The last thing I saw was ‘High Society’ earlier this year. There was this fantastic photo exhibition there that told the story of a chamber maid hooked on Laudanum by her domineering mistress in the 19th century.

I’d kindly tell a tourist to… go to Borough Market for mid-morning breakfast (to avoid the tourists), check out the free museums for the day and then head to Gordon’s Wine Bar in the evening.

The things I miss when I leave London are… London cafes and British food. I always judge a city by the quality of its restaurants and cafés. Due to the great British food revival British food rocks and (let’s face it!) thanks in part to us antipodeans, London cafes rock too

My soundtrack to London would be…

Fault Line by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – epitomizes how I felt when I arrived in London, kind of lonely…But I’m finding my way!

Reach a Bit Further – Wild Beasts – This song just makes me think, I love it. Wild Beasts are a very original band. They’re amazing live.

Bon Iver’s Perth – This song surprises me every time I listen to it. To me, it captures my home town (Perth) perfectly.

(Research: Tosin Omilaju)


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