Whether your vote was cast before you brushed your teeth this morning or you’re still undecided after a lunch break of internet swotting, we’re all intrigued to see who will be in charge of our city for the foreseeable future. It’s good to know that there are people out there helping us stay informed, whether there’s an election in the pipeline or not. MayorWatch have been in the business of providing independent London news since 1999, and Martin Hoscik has chosen his five secret London spots for us on this most influential of days. Ashleigh Arnott
The Long Acre
Good value food and drink, friendly service and a ‘chilled out’ atmosphere makes The Long Acre an ideal pre or post-theatre treat as well as the ideal place to relax during a day in London’s West End.
This public cafe in the basement of City Hall offers hot and cold food throughout the day at prices to beat many of the nearby tourist traps as well the chance to catch a glimpse of the Mayor, London Assembly members and other key decision makers.
A relaxed bar and restaurant in the BFI Southbank complex which offers the chance to enjoy a drink with views of the Thames. In the summer it’s an ideal place to meet up with friends or type up that last minute assignment while enjoying the sun.
Battersea Arts Centre
Home to an exciting array of inventive and modern theatre productions with something to suit most tastes and moods. The perfect place to try something more adventurous than the West End offers.
London Transport Museum
The museum combines a nostalgic celebration of London’s transport heritage with talks and exhibitions exploring where we’re headed as a city, as well offering regular tours of its main depot in Acton which is filled with an assortment of treasures from our transport past.