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As a politician, Caroline Pidgeon is leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly group and chairwoman of the Assembly's transport committee.
She is also a Londoner, and here is she takes the Your London Q&A to share her top tips on living in the capital.
Q. Where do you live and why?
A. I live in Camberwell SE5. I love being so central to everything.
Q. What does London mean to you?
A. London is about energy and vibrancy. It is fantastic that we live in a 24-hour city with so much going on in every corner, and yet you can also find complete peace in some of our open spaces and you could think you were in the country!
Q. What is your earliest London memory?
A. Visiting the Natural History Museum as a child and seeing the dinosaurs!
Q. If you could live anywhere in London, where would it be?
A. I adore Southwark so perhaps a riverside apartment in Shad Thames.
Q. What advice would you give to someone new in London?
A. Explore London by foot. Going into the City at the weekend and looking up at the buildings you can see so much fantastic history.
Q. What is your favourite London view?
A. The view of the London skyline from the top of Primrose Hill.
Q. Where is your favourite place to eat or drink?
A. My favourite night out is at Mildrids Vegetarian restaurant on Lexington Street in Soho.
Q. Where are your favourite places to shop?
A. I love the wide range of markets across London from Camden to Portobello to Greenwich, as well as the small independent shops on many of our local high streets.
Q. What is your favourite London spot for relaxing?
A. Travelling along the river and looking at London from the Thames.
Q. What is your best London discovery or hidden treasure?
A. Eltham Palace is the most amazing hidden treasure and on a sunny day a wonderful day out.
Q. What is the first thing you would do if you were Mayor?
A. After a glass of champagne to celebrate I would call in the commissioner for Transport for London with my very long list of issues from £67 million Oyster overcharging to tackling the embassies that are not paying the congestion charge.
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