A LONDONER has spent the weekend engaged in high-cost activities she dislikes because otherwise she might as well live in Leicester.
Sophie Rodriguez, a barrister who shares a three-bed apartment in zone four, went to see a painfully earnest play then for a meal out she will refer to as ‘totally incredible’ whenever justification for living in London is needed, which is often.
She said: “Where else can you see a blistering indictment of Britain’s colonial past the Guardian gave five stars then queue for Peruvian-Korean fusion? Where but London?
“The play was so powerful, by which I mean they shouted directly at us for two hours, and the food place doesn’t take reservations or have chairs but it was so incredible. You’d never have a night like that in Wrexham.
“When you’re living in one damp room and have a bathroom rota, you owe it to yourself to get out there and experience the best London has to offer. Well, not the best. The best for your price bracket which is more than you can afford.
“Okay, I’ll never be able to afford property, but who needs that when London offers the chance to wear an orange jumpsuit at an immersive prison cocktail experience? At £17 per gin?
“I wouldn’t live anywhere else. And best of all, now I’ve done this I won’t have to do it again for months.”