Zooey Deschanel’s top five London spots

Posted at 4:00 pm, May 7, 2013 in Secret London, Top 5, TV

Zooey Deschanel - She & Him. Flickr (c) Dese'Rae L. Stage
Zooey Deschanel, star of ‘New Girl’ and the She half of She & Him, picks her five favourite spots in the capital. But first let’s hear what LA’s kookiest star has to say about London:

‘I find London an inspirational place to write. When I wrote the track “London” (on the new She & Him album, ‘Volume 3’, out Monday May 13) I was on tour, in a hotel room looking out the window. It was kind of grey. It’s sunny and pretty in LA, where I’m from, but there’s something moody about the greyness in London that I love. We needed to capture that happy-sad feeling. It’s a cool place, with a distinct feeling, and I’ve spent a lot of time there.’

Hampstead Heath. Flickr (c) noodlepie

Hampstead Heath
‘My family lived in Hampstead when I was eight. I always wished that I’d lived in the past, and when you walk through Hampstead Heath it has a very timeless feeling. It’s beautiful year-round.’

Natural History Museum. Flickr (c) MAG Photography

Natural History Museum
‘I remember taking a trip here when I was young. Mainly I remember getting a pencil case. I actually still have it!’

Koko, Camden. Flickr (c) psigrist

Koko, Camden
‘The last time I was in London with She & Him we played a gig here, and I thought the venue looked like a big wedding cake. Camden’s always so lively and busy.’

Oxfam Charity Shop Clothes. Flickr (c) nualabugeye

Oxfam, Covent Garden
‘I’ve definitely done my fair share of shopping in London. I’d always shop here as a teenager because I like that it’s a proper, big thrift store.’

Everyman Cinema, Hampstead. Flickr (c) trash world

Everyman Cinema, Hampstead
‘I filmed in London for five months when I was 24. I’d walk around on my own, or shop at Marks & Spencer. But what I really loved was going to the cinema. The Everyman’s good because you can drink wine.’ Harriet Gibsone

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