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This City

English, Travel/Tourism, 5 seasons, 38 episodes, 22 hours, 46 minutes
Join Clara Amfo as she explores the streets of London through the eyes of some of the city’s most recognisable names. Along the way she’ll discover the places that made them – from the pubs and restaurants they frequent, the spots that kickstarted their careers, to their favourite hidden gems that make the great metropolis we call London so special. One thing’s for sure, it all happened in This City.
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For the final episode of this wonderful series of This City, I am joined by - let’s be honest - London Royalty. It’s drag superstar, model, published author and recording artist - Bimini Bon-Boulash! Sadiq Khan himself said that they reflect the best of our city, and you’ll absolutely hear that in this episode. From travelling to London as a kid and finding their people, to their days as a journalism student and nights out in their best charity shop fits, to getting woken up in their Brick Lane flat by Jack the Ripper tours… it’s all in here babes! As you would expect, Bimini is full of energy and tells me some incredible stories! Enjoy this episode and I will see you next time!
2/15/202338 minutes, 14 seconds
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Munroe Bergdorf

It’s time for another instalment of This City, and dear listener do I have a treat for you!My guest this episode is the wonderful published author, activist, presenter, model, and DJ Munroe Bergdorf. We talk about SO much…. from fashion faux pas while clubbing in noughties London, to taking public transport as a trans person, her journey from fashion PR to regular FROW at Fashion Week, as well as how seeing London as a child showed Munroe a glimpse of an exciting future for her in the capital. I am forever in awe of Munroe and all of the incredible things she does, she is a fab guest, so I hope you love exploring her version of the City!Thanks for listening and please see below if you would like to support Brianna Ghey’s family and the next London Trans Pride event.💛🏳️‍⚧️Support the family of Brianna Ghey: London Trans+ Pride 2023:
2/8/202346 minutes, 50 seconds
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DJ Target

Dear listener, welcome back for another episode of This City, and this week I am delighted to welcome DJ, Broadcaster and Author - DJ Target!Let me tell you, this episode of full of excellent nostalgia, as Target has just wrapped filming the TV adaptation of his excellent book Grime Kids, and we talk about those early days of grime; from the East London basketball court to Rinse FM. And of course, you know I love to talk about the fashion, and Target tells me about the throwbacks with the wardrobe department while filming the show, and his best and worst looks from back in the day! I love love loved hearing all of Target’s stories about getting into music and the journey he has been on. We see each other every day at radio, but it’s so rare we get to chat like this, so I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did!
2/1/202358 minutes, 56 seconds
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I am so excited to welcome today’s guest to This City, it is someone who I have been a fan of for the longest time; it’s TV and Radio presenter and all round hun - Rylan! I first fell in love with Rylan during his stint on the X Factor with Sherzy, and I’ve followed his stratospheric career from Big Brother, to daytime TV, BBC Radio, to being a household name and beyond! In this episode, Rylan clears up any rumours that he’s an Essex Boy (he’s from Stepney in East London), and we chat about his early life at home with Linda, his early nights out in Soho and the FASHION… oh my goodness the fashion! I am so excited for you to hear this episode, I ADORE Rylan and if you didn’t already, I know you will too after listening to this!
1/25/202333 minutes, 50 seconds
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Emer Kenny

My guest today is an incredible actress, writer and show runner - she’s also a 10 out of 10 BABE - it’s Emer Kenny. You might remember Emer from Eastenders, or more recently from Pramface, The Curse, or Karen Pirie; which she not only starred in but she also wrote the adaptation for.In this episode, born and bred Londoner Emer takes us around her ends of North London, from not learning Irish at the Irish Centre, to a journey from Angel that led to a bus stop proposal! You know I LOVE a love story! Enjoy!
1/18/202336 minutes, 12 seconds
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Edward Enninful

Welcome back to another episode of This City - and Happy New Year dear listener! I am, of course, delighted to introduce this weeks guest - my good friend and fellow Ghanaian, he’s a published author and the Editor-in-Chief of Vogue… it’s Edward Enninful! We start at Edward’s first London home in Vauxhall, before moving on to Ladbroke Grove, and then heading all over our fair city for various parties and club nights - even sneaking out to raves in Mitcham. And of course, you’ve got to get back from the parties, so the hallowed night bus gets a special mention in this episode! Talking to Edward was such a tonic, and SO much fun; we of course chat fashion, shopping, and which South London babe throws the best parties: Kate or Naomi?! Enjoy!
1/11/202328 minutes, 44 seconds
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Loyle Carner

Well, when I say I am once again delighted - I really mean it! On this episode of This City, I talk to rapper, presenter and - as you’ll hear from this podcast - super Dad, it’s Loyle Carner!Not only do Loyle and I cross paths at various music events, he’s been in on my radio show countless times, but he’s also my neighbour, and I often catch him locally with his partner and his little one which is always a joy! On this episode we chat about Loyle’s early life in South-East London, his experiences at different schools, his humbling early gigs, and some mad stories from people and places in This City! Plus, big ups to Little Loyle for his excellent cameo appearance in this episode!
12/21/202236 minutes, 55 seconds
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Candice Brathwaite

Hello dear listener, and welcome back for another trip around beautiful London! This week I am joined by the incredible Candice Brathwaite. Where to start…! Candice is a writer (of not one, not two, but THREE bestsellers), a mother, a wife, a content creator - she is the OOTD queen; and one of South London’s finest!I LOVED chatting to Candice, we reminisced about the fashion, family, Brixton, the nights out, our school days, and we also talked about the realities of living in London today - and why getting pregnant with her son changed her perspective on the city as a home for her family. Candice is such an incredible force of nature; I genuinely could have talked to her all day! Enjoy!
12/14/202250 minutes, 4 seconds
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Big Zuu

Dear listener, I am SO excited to be back with this brand new series of This City, and I am even more excited to welcome this season’s first guest…. it’s musician, presenter, chef extraordinaire - Big Zuu. In this episode he takes me on a journey from his first home with his mum in West London, to his early job at Nando’s in central, some of the unmissable food spots in South, and back to his current home in North-West. It is impossible not to feel joy listening to Zuu on any occasion, and even more so when he’s talking about This City!
12/7/202243 minutes, 31 seconds
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Welcome Back To This City...

Welcome back to a brand new series of This City! I am so excited to be back, and with some incredible guests including the multi-talented Big Zuu, writer and OOTD-Queen Candice Brathwaite, and actor and screenwriter Emer Kenny - plus SO many more! Subscribe or follow to make sure you don’t miss a thing!
12/5/20221 minute, 16 seconds