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Your London Legacy was born out of my love for London. I have travelled far and wide, and as much I get so much pleasure from seeing new places around the world, I always look forward to getting back home to London. I cannot think of anywhere else in the world, that has the same depth of history, the coming together of ancient and new cultures, fashions and religions and our hard-won freedom of speech. London is a global leader in banking and has the highest concentration of Universities and ...
 
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Today’s brilliant guest is responsible for what can probably be described as one of London’s absolute best secrets, The London Metropolitan Archive. Geoff Pick is Director of this amazing London based resource. Just imagine over 100km of archives jam packed full of amazing historical and contemporary material with over 1000 years to choose from. We…
 
When Hashi Mohamed arrived in London from Kenya as a 9-year-old, separated from his mother and still grieving the recent and tragic loss of his father, he couldn’t possibly have foreseen the incredible journey ahead. A journey of social mobility littered with hurdles and barriers, some clear and obvious and others much more subtle. Against all the …
 
The fear of losing your mind has to be one of the scariest things you could ever endure—and the worry that a loved one will forget who you are, or start acting in a way that is totally opposite to how they have all their lives, is too much for most to imagine. This week’s brilliant guest, Jules Montague, is a Consultant Neurologist here in London. …
 
Did you know you have an unfair advantage in your life? Something that gives you an edge over your competition. Even if you are not aware it, today's brilliant guests Ash Ali and Hasan Kubba have devised a simple framework that allows us to find out what our unfair advantage is and how we can use it to help us succeed in life and business. Ash Ali …
 
This week’s amazing guest is the inspirational Brenda Birungi, aka Lady Unchained. Lady Unchained is a Poet and founder of Unchained Poetry, a platform for artists with experience of the criminal justice system. In 2008, 20-year-old Brenda got into a fight in a club whilst trying to protect her sister from being attacked. Serving 11 months of her p…
 
Beth Gardiner is an American Journalist based in London. Her hugely important and critically acclaimed book “Choked: The age of air pollution and fight for a cleaner future’’ was one of The Guardians Best Books of 2019 and described by Arnold Schwarzenegger as ‘an urgent essential read’. Air pollution kills seven million people every year, causing …
 
London cabbies are a wonderful, rich and varied bunch and Mark Monroe is no exception. Born in Plymouth Mark moved to London as a young man and studied Musical Theatre at the Arts Ed school in Chiswick, after which he was a jobbing theatre actor to the age of 33. Realising the instability of the acting world Mark took the ‘The Knowledge’ absorbing …
 
As a kid, James Cook grew up with his grandparents on the streets of Jamaica, until his parents brought him to London as a 9 year old and his whole world changed. James grew up on the notorious North Peckham Housing Estate and went on to become British and European super – middleweight champion, in an era of classy boxers. But James always loved wo…
 
Without doubt—one topic that I find more fascinating than virtually any other, is the field of neuroscience. And this week, I was excited to be joined by Kris De Meyer, Neuroscientist and Research Fellow at King’s College London. One of Kris’s interests lies in the area of belief. By that he means, how our brain decides that certain ideas are ‘true…
 
Shoreditch in the East End of London has an incredibly rich and varied history. From theatre and Shakespeare in Elizabethan times, to the wealthy traders and French Huguenot silk weavers of the 17th Century to the decline of the furniture industry in the late 19th century when the area was one of the worst slums in London. The illustrated London Ne…
 
I’ve never really thought of myself as a creative type. From my days studying law, to my career as an Insurance Loss Assessor with my head in policy wordings, the arc of my story has somehow seemed rather dry. That is of course until I discovered my love of podcasting whilst flat on my back in a hospital bed some three years ago. As it was in that …
 
If you were looking back over a hundred years of your life what would you change? This is the conundrum Richard Lumsden posed his wonderfully drawn lead character, in his beautiful, yet melancholy recent novel ‘’The Six Loves of Billy Binns’’. Richard is an English actor, composer, and musician, having performed in such diverse TV shows including F…
 
Abigail Barnes is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, and speaker on personal productivity – a topic that is very close to my heart. She is also a qualified coach and creator of the renowned 888 Formula & Founder of Success by Design Training. A few years back Abigail had a life changing moment which she now uses as a wakeup call to inspire and …
 
Marketing ain’t what it used to be. Whether you are CEO of a large corporation, Director of an SME, or solopreneur—getting your marketing message out has never been more important than it is today when we are all so distracted. Lock-down may mean that we have far more time on our hands than ever before, but we also have way more things prodding and…
 
Pearly Queen Diane Gould follows in the rich tradition of Pearly royalty. Born in North London into a family of Costermongers (street market traders) her Father Alf Dole was grandson of the very first Pearly King of St Pancras, having put on his first suit as the Pearly Prince aged 7. As Diane says, The Costermongers worked hard and played hard, al…
 
There simply can be no topic of more significance today than how food shapes our lives and is an integral part of who we are….indeed we are literally what we eat and we live in world moulded and dominated by food. Who can forget in the early days of Covid 19 lockdown—the pathetic sight of people scrambling for the last bag of pasta, and the aisles …
 
**************************************************************************************************************** March 2020 will for many be seen as watershed in their lives. There was before and there is after. Covid 19 raises many fascinating questions. Its has caused most of us to re evaluate our lives. Are we happy with the direction our life h…
 
In these bizarre and unsettling times, many of the things we took for granted have been severely curtailed—and in some cases restricted all together. As you know, I have always loved the fact that I get to meet all the guests on the podcast in person, be it at their place of work, their home, or at a location that is specific to them; on the diving…
 
As many of us struggle on through the Covid 19 London lock down, it's a good time to pause, and reflect and truly see that good can come out of bad. I've chosen to re publish one of my earliest interviews with the inspiring and Jonny Benjamin. This is his very dramatic personal story from the depths of despair to being awarded MBE ( service for men…
 
The guests on my show never fail to amaze and inspire me, and Heidi Herkes is no exception. She is right up there with the very best of them. As a young woman, she travelled extensively around the world running her own high end bridal and make up company—from Sydney to Dubai, Berlin and the US. She worked at incredible venues making her clients loo…
 
I’m recording this in the midst of the Covid 19 lockdown here in London, which is an event that I guess will go down in history along with others that affected the world psyche. But I’m also recording this on Holocaust Remembrance Day; another period in our relatively recent past that continues to leave indelible marks in our collective memory for …
 
UPDATE: During Covid 19 Lockdown Im re publishing some of the most popular episodes. Good friend of the show Phil Ryan is a top man and as he cant tour right now he has taken his live music into the street where he lives to entertain the locals who are loving it. Check out this chat we had a while back before all the madness started to find out wha…
 
Your London Legacy Lock Down Special. This Easter and for the weeks ahead, why not take advantage of your down time or as Ryan Holiday/Robert Green call it 'Alive Time' and enjoy one of our my very first guest on the podcast Lal Hardy, one of the greatest tattoo artists of his generation in London, and certainly one of the nicest gents Ive met on m…
 
I can’t tell you how thrilled I was when Andy McNab agreed to be a guest on the podcast. From the day Andy was found in a carrier bag on the steps of Guy’s Hospital in London, he has led a quite extraordinary life. From teenage delinquent, to a young soldier he waged war against the IRA in the streets and fields of South Armagh. As a member of 22 S…
 
The timing of my conversation with today's guest could hardly be more relevant given the lock down scenario we now all find ourselves in due to the shocking effects of Corona Virus. Indeed, the whole premise of Your London Legacy podcast, is for me to physically go out and about into our beautiful capital city, meet up with its most wonderful, fasc…
 
London is a city world-renowned for its architecture; from old to new, traditional to contemporary, art deco to gothic, and many styles in between—there are hundreds of great buildings in the capital. This week’s fascinating guest, Lee Hallman, is currently Head of Design at Qatari Diar Europe, based in the heart of Mayfair. Previously Head of Desi…
 
In 1999 Former Conservative MP and Cabinet Minister Jonathan Aitken was convicted of perjury at The Old Bailey in a famous and widely reported case. His political career in ruins, he received an 18-month prison sentence starting at the high security HMP Belmarsh. Jonathan’s story is quite unique—and at the time, he was one of the most vilified pers…
 
In part three of this special miniseries focusing on the historic sailing of the Mayflower from our shores to America 400 years ago, we focus on the heart-warming story, known in every American home to this day – as Thanksgiving. After a grueling 66-day journey at sea the Mayflower and its passengers finally reached the New World November 21, 1620.…
 
In the second part of this special miniseries designed to celebrate 400 years since the Mayflower set sail from our shores for America, I was honoured to have been invited to chat with Mark Wheatley at the stunning Guildhall in The City of London. Since 2013 Mark has represented the Ward of Dowgate within the City of London Corporation. Amongst his…
 
When I first met Jason Sandy way back in Jan 2018, he offered one day to take me down to the Thames foreshore to go Mudlarking with him. Having seen Jason’s incredible collection of ancient artifacts he’d collected over the years, I knew this was something I would really love to you. Finally, the opportunity arose and on Sunday 3rd November I met J…
 
Tessa trained and worked as an architect until 1989 when she joined forces with Emma Biggs at the recently founded Mosaic Workshop in Holloway London. The workshop undertook a range of commissions for public and private clients, including Terence Conran, Baby Spice, the Sultan of Oman, and Aston Villa football club. Tessa has worked on a series of …
 
Multiple world record holder and international gold medal para swimmer—Brock Whiston is taking her sport to new heights. 22-year-old Brock was born with Hemiplegia, although this was not diagnosed till she was 17. Hemiplegia causes weakness down one side of her body, but she never let this get her down and indeed proved a talented swimmer amongst n…
 
I just love improbable stories that make you sit up and think, wow how amazing—I wish I could do that. And that is precisely what this week’s guests are all about. Back in 2018, a group of middle-aged overweight, unfit, unhealthy London Black Cab drivers answered a tweet that ultimately would lead a few brave men to take a chance that would change …
 
Sometimes you simply can’t pigeon hole someone because the breadth of their skills, compassion, and understanding is just too varied. Magdalene Adenaike is one such person. Founder and CEO of Music Relief Foundation, Magdalene is an award-winning entrepreneur, musician, inspirational speaker, business mentor and fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.…
 
There can hardly be a greater London Legacy than that of saving lives of Londoners every day on the River Thames. For centuries the Thames has been the iconic lifeblood of our glorious city. But there is also a darker side to this ancient tidal river. This is the calling and passion of many supremely dedicated men and women who work for the amazing…
 
Your London Legacy has been going strong – with 67 episodes that host fantastic guests from every corner of this wonderful city. So what guest are we bringing on the show for this episode? Well, the answer is me. No, there’s nothing wrong with the show—I’m just human. I’ve been traveling, working, and helping my daughter settle into her new home in…
 
Since launching Your London Legacy back in 2018, I’ve met some pretty flamboyant characters—none more so than this week’s wonderful guest, Wayne Kirven, better known as Wayne from Buckhurst Hill. A childhood friend of none other than Marc Bolan, Wayne is a well know Modernist and has been part of the London fashion scene for over 50 years, and ther…
 
I’m sure you’ve all heard of TED talks—but if not, here goes. TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today TED covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Mea…
 
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