The Pope of Trash aka legendary filmmaker John Waters is in town to talk tomorrow night at the Southbank Centre. We had a chat with him about his hitch-hiking adventures (you’ll have to wait until tomorrow’s magazine to read it) and he told us how much he loves London and dreams of buying a place here -but it’s too expensive! In the meantime, he revealed the five places he always visits whenever he’s passing through in the Big Smoke.
1. Donlon Books, Broadway Market
‘The shop keeps moving and I keep finding it. Where else can I hunt down art, sex and terrorism books all under one roof?’
‘Shopping “rich” in secret; spending lots to look poor.’
3. Mrs. Kibble’s Olde Sweet Shop, Brewer Street
‘Wine Gums! My favourite English candy that’s hard to find in America.’
4. Greengrassi Gallery, Kennington
‘“Huh? I loved it” may sometimes be my reaction but the art here is always the real thing.’
5. Monmouth Coffee, Monmouth Street
‘Both the caffeine and the staff are the way I like them – strong and cultish.’
Find out more about John Waters’ talk ‘This Filthy World Volume two’.