hoop tubing

“I used to wear a big hoop skirt on the tube when I went out with my sister. Once the doors shut on it because it was so big, but when they opened again there wasn’t a mark on it!

I still love London, I suppose because I was born here. Whenever I feel down I go up the escalator to Oxford Street and I see all of the shops and I feel like a different person. I don’t even need to buy anything. It’s just being there, looking in all of the windows. I love it.”
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I spent a day with North London Cares and South London Cares, two charities which connect young Londoners with their older neighbours to help build friendships. This week I’ll be sharing some of the stories the neighbours told me about the changing face of our capital city and the connections and friendships that sustain us.