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What does it mean to live in London? What is it that makes this amazing city so special?

As UCL students, we all know that every day in London is a day in which millions of different things could spontaneously happen to us. Driven by an unstoppable curiosity, I intend to find out about these various kinds of experiences lived by my fellow students.

The first one of these stories is from a friend of mine who is originally from Hackney and has lived in London her whole life.

Emilia McLaughlin, Second Year Biochemistry:

‘During the Olympics, I was having a coffee with a friend at a café near King’s Cross. At one point, my friend and me got into a lively argument with the people sitting at the table next to us – I remember thinking of them as those ‘bloody American tourists’. The argument was about whether horseback riding was an ‘actual’ sport to be taken seriously, something I was strongly defending but that the man and his whole family were opposing. Afterwards, the waiter came up to me and said: “I saw you were just having a discussion with Carl Lewis!” Apparently, he used to be this incredible field and track runner who won ten Olympic medals.’

Featured image credit: Emilia McLaughlin

Your London Reviewed by on October 25, 2014 .

What does it mean to live in London? What is it that makes this amazing city so special?

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  • Anonymous

    Picture taken by amazing photographer Paloma Portela Torres!

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