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Metropolitans: Sarah Young, DJ and stylist

I was…born in London and have lived here most of my life. In summer it’s amazing, in winter it’s beautiful and in the rain it’s cosy – it’s the perfect city.

The area in London I call home is…Richmond. I live in Hackney now but I grew up there so it has good memories.

I’ve got to have a meal at…Nobu. When I make good moolah, I’m like: ‘Let’s just go Nobu – on a Wednesday evening.’ I love their semi-cooked cod with praline and almond dressing.

I tend to get my threads from…Topshop. I’m a simple girl so that’s my fail-safe option. Oh, and Vivienne Westwood.

To enjoy London’s nightlife you should…become a DJ. You get in free everywhere and you get the best spot of the club so you can look at all the hotties! I recently played at CAMP on City Road – it’s got a nice, intimate vibe.

If I was mayor I would…improve education and give more free music and art workshops to underprivileged youths. As a kid you can get lost in the city if you’re growing up in a harsh environment.

My favourite spot to check out art is…Saatchi Gallery. I saw Tracey Emin’s ‘My Bed’ there and fell in love with modern art. I like Tracey Emin because she’s outrageous, outspoken and controversial.

I’d kindly tell a tourist to…not walk so slow on the pavement. Get out the damn way!

The things I miss when I leave London are…corner shops, the culture, multicultural places, seeing all different faces together.

My soundtrack to London would include…Dizzee Rascal’s Fix Up Look Sharp, blasting out of a car stereo at 2pm on a sunny day. Also, there’s a new genre called Moombahton, which is a mixture of Reggaeton and Dutch House. It’s tropical, sunshine dance music. On a hot day in London, it’s perfect.


(Interview: Rachel Segal Hamilton)

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