Life & Style
'If I was Mayor of London, I'd try the Dutch experiment of switching off the traffic lights'
My London: Vince Cable
(Treasury spokesman for the Liberal
Where do you live?
Twickenham, in my family home where I have lived for the last 35 years.
What was the last play you saw in London?
A political satire called Whipping It Up by Steve Thompson at The Mary Wallace Theatre in Twickenham, performed by a local amateur group.
What advice would you give a tourist?
Don't do too much. Enjoy small bites of sightseeing rather than big meals of museums and galleries.
Which London shops do you rely on?
Cornish pasty and fresh baguette stalls in stations: my staple diet. My local Waitrose in Twickenham. Sandys Fishmongers in Twickenham – one of the best, anywhere. My local newsagent JD News & Booze. Mercury Motors in Strawberry Hill, which performs miracles on my car.
What's the best meal you've ever had in London?
I love high-quality, highly spiced, Indian vegetarian food. The masala dosas at Woodlands near Leicester Square are as good as any.
What's your earliest London memory?
My earliest memories are of a hot, stuffy, cheap hotel room near King's Cross and the wonderful steak and kidney pies and chips at Lyons' Corner Houses. I was about 11……………………