'I visited Southall for the first time after living in East London my whole life and was pleasantly surprised'

'I visited Southall for the first time after living in East London my whole life and was pleasantly surprised'

I'm a poor excuse for a Londoner. Harsh words but even more valid since I came back from travelling a year ago. I was born and raised in London but I can't tell you how little I know of this city I call home. My lack of expertise when it comes to London wasn't planned but I just never had a reason to travel to most parts of London when my corner of East London had everything I needed. I was happy in my ignorance. Sadly, my ignorance came back to bite me when I was tasked with visiting Southall one sunny afternoon for the very first time. READ MORE: 'I visited London's iconic Portobello Road for the first time during lockdown and it was a ghost town' I used …
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