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Tanner is an artist and designer of jewellery living it up in Peckham. Originally trained as an illustrator, his work in antiques and silver-buying and his love of fashion have led him to this creative outlet. Meet this weeks LDNER peeps…

Tell us where you live in London and what you love about it?

I live in between New Cross and Peckham. I like the fact that the rent is relatively cheap and I have friends near by, but I’d ideally move to a more picturesque area of London in the future.

What do you do and how do you think London or parts of London help inspire you?

I design and make jewellery as well as buying antique silver for a shop. London has so many great museums and galleries full of inspiring artefacts and work. I love the classical architecture too which is in abundance too.

Where else do you go in London to look at the kind of Jewellery that get your excited?

I go to a lot of markets and antiques fairs which is often a good starting point for design inspiration and for my work buying for the Vintage Showroom. I spend a fair amount of time in Hatton Garden when pieces are in production and it can also be a place where you can find interesting jewellery.

Where do you go out for drinks and nibbles?

Normally at The French House and Coach and Horses in Soho or the Shakespere on Bethnal Green Road and The Bricklayers Arms in Tottenham for drinks. For food I like to eat at Koya in Soho and Brunswick House in Vauxhall.

What would be your perfect day in London?

Probably swimming at Brockwell Park Lido in the summer followed by food and sitting in a bar somewhere in town.