WDW Communications founder Molly Whitehall is a Londoner born and bred. When she’s not running arts and entertainment campaigns, you’ll f ind her in Wandsworth, her favourite part of town.
I’ve been a southwest London girl all my life and I wanted to stay close to my family and friends so today I live in The Tonsleys in Wandsworth. Our offices are in Soho and we run events all over town, but I am very happy to call Wandsworth home.
We are lucky to have an amazing pub culture in London so it’s hard to pick a favourite boozer. The Spencer Arms on Putney Common is lovely and The White Hart in Barnes is great on a sunny day as you can sit out by the river. Soho is full of pubs that are packed every night but I particularly like The Groucho Club. It works for both fun nights out and client meetings.
My first WDW client event was at the Hackney Empire for an amazing National Geographic documentary called Breaking2. It’s about three of the world’s elite distance runners trying to complete a marathon in less than two hours. I highly recommend it.
Spuntino in Soho is a winning first date spot – it’s the first place I went out for dinner with my now fiancé. The food is delicious, it’s got a great atmosphere and seating all around the bar so it doesn’t feel too formal. HIX bar opposite is an ideal spot to continue the night after dinner. For cosy vibes closer to home, La Famiglia is the best: make sure you sit in the garden.
40 Dean Street has to be the most underrated restaurant in London. Apart from being pretty much the only place you can book in Soho, it serves the most incredible Italian food and it’s not too expensive. The chicken Milanese is amazing.
Nothing beats a walk in Richmond Park and then lunch at Petersham Nurseries on a sunny summer’s afternoon. It is so magical there.
We are lucky to have so many green spaces in London – it’s one of the things that sets London apart from so many other cities. Add that to the fact London is also fun, vibrant and most of all, home, it’s easy to see why I think it’s the best city in the world.