My favourite thing about London

We ask top children's authors, illustrators and a bookshop owner:

What's your favourite thing about London?

Rob Biddulph

"Sunday afternoons with my family on the South Bank - strolling over the Millennium Bridge taking in at the views before whipping around Tate Modern."

Michael Bond

"My Favourite Thing About London Is.... whatever age, the possibilities are endless."

Tamara Macfarlane

(owner of Tales on Moon Lane): "Greenwich park. Walking down the hill, stories leap out at you. Adventures on the Cutty Sark, royal bathing houses, time travel, planet spotting, underwater tunnels and a wandering river to carry you out to sea."

Cressida Cowell

"The enormous variety of people from different backgrounds and cultures living here, who give it such a creative and vibrant atmosphere."

Emma Chichester Clark

"The river Thames. I live close to it and walk along it almost every day with my dog, Plum. Wild garlic grows and herons nest along the way: I can get to pretend I'm in the country."

Robin Stevens

"My favourite thing about London is ... that you can be from anywhere, but still be a Londoner."

Raymond Briggs

‘My favourite thing about London is the river, because it’s so peaceful amidst the chaos of the city.’