She made us laugh, blush and sigh with relief to discover that we aren’t the only perverts staring down men on the tube. Winner of the coveted Best Solo Performer and Fringe First Award at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the sell-out transfer of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag to Soho Theatre came as no surprise to anyone. We grab a moment with actress, writer and co-artistic director of DryWrite, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, for a whistle-stop tour around her London.
What is your favourite area of London?
‘I love Soho. It’s always buzzing and there is always a undiscovered corner or cafe or shop or door that pops up.’
What would your perfect London day out involve?
‘Miniature dachshund racing on Hampstead Heath. I’ve never seen it. But I’ve heard it’s high octane stuff.’
And night out involve?
‘Dinner at Pix. That can take all night. They just keep. Bringing. More. Tapas.’
Where in London have you never been, but have always wanted to go?
‘Columbia Road Flower Market.’
Who is your favourite Londoner?
‘I’m a big fan of Arthur Smith.’
What do you think is London’s best kept secret?
‘Lost Society Cafe in Soho.’
What do you miss most about London when you’re away?
‘The people who inhabit it. And its energy. It’s the same thing that makes me want to get away sometimes but it’s what I crave the most when I’m gone too long.’
Where do you go in London to relax?
‘My mum’s house.’
What would you recommend everyone in London do at least once?
‘Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. Or a London walk. The pub crawl walk/tour is brilliant.’
Where in London do you feel most creative?
‘On the bus.’
What projects do you have in the pipeline?
‘Lots more writing. I’m developing Fleabag for TV and working on a few other passion projects. I’m filming some bits and bobs towards the end of the year and generally keeping as busy as possible!’