WHO'S WHO: Laura Green, Artist and Arsenal fan

PUBLISHED: 15:12 05 August 2008 | UPDATED: 15:16 07 September 2010

Award-winning artist Laura Green, 29, has exhibited all over the world. She works from a studio in Westbourne Park. She lives in West Hampstead with her husband Mark, and is a fervent Arsenal fan. How long have you lived in the area? I ve lived in West

Award-winning artist Laura Green, 29, has exhibited all over the world. She works from a studio in Westbourne Park. She lives in West Hampstead with her husband Mark, and is a fervent Arsenal fan.

How long have you lived in the area?

I've lived in West Hampstead for about a year. When I got married, I moved from Hampstead Garden Suburb where I'd lived all my life.

What is the best thing about West Hampstead?

The best thing is the close proximity to so many bars, restaurants and cafes, and to lots of my friends.

What is the worst thing?

I don't think there is anything bad about the area. I love it here. If I had to choose, I suppose it would be the parking tickets. The road works here mean there are always people trying to catch you out.

Which local shops and restaurants are your favourites?

I like West End Lane Books. It's a real old-fashioned, traditional bookshop with no music blaring. Whenever I buy a book there, it's always a winner. I also love Roni's Bagel Bakery on West End Lane. They are the best bagels in town and I should know because I'm a bagel expert.

What is your favourite building?

Camden Arts Centre, because it's a great space and they always have good shows on.

If you were mayor for the day, what would you do?

I would bring back the pigeons to Trafalgar Square. I love them. When Ken removed them, it was really sad. They are a great tourist attraction and they are one of the best things about London. I wouldn't want them everywhere though, just in Trafalgar Square.

Who was the last celebrity you saw in the area?

Ken Livingstone funnily enough. I saw him a couple of weeks ago, but I always see him when I'm going for a run.

How did you decide you wanted to be an artist?

I studied Fine Art at university and it spiralled from there really. It was an interest of mine at first and then I realised it was my calling. It's one of those things that you just are or you aren't.


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