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Naomie Harris' Favorite Street


Photos by Mark Parren Taylor

Daylesford farmshop and cafe on Pimlico Road, near Sloane Square.

London-born actress Naomie Harris had been performing on TV and in film in the U.K. for years before grabbing the international spotlight in 2002 with her starring role in Danny Boyle’s critically acclaimed 28 Days Later. She went on to haunt audiences in the second and third installments of Pirates of the Caribbean and to seduce them as Bond girl Eve Moneypenny alongside Daniel Craig in Skyfall. Her next big role? Winnie Mandela in the just-released biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

The Orange Public House and Hotel.

Harris always has called London home, though she admits to spending less time there these days due to her busy Hollywood schedule. When she is in town, she stops by her favorite corner for a quintessentially London experience.

“The corner of Pimlico and Ebury Street, known as Orange or Mozart Square, is a well-kept secret among Londoners, and you wouldn’t stumble across it unless you’d been given a tip-off, so here it is.”

“At the amazing restaurant La Poule au Pot, I had one of my oddest first dates ever. My date brought his brother and said, ‘If you don’t run away screaming after meeting him, then you’re the woman for me.’ ”

“I just love any and everything to do with decorating a home, and Pimlico and Ebury streets have some of the best boutiques for finding one-of-a-kind items, such as Joanna Wood and Linley.”

“I’m home in London about two to three times a year. Some of my go-to spots for fresh food in the area are Pimlico Road Farmers Market, Daylesford Organic café, The Orange Pub and Hunan.”

"The corner sums up everything I love about London—its historical charm, its culture, its elegance and sophistication."

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