Harry Maxwell, or Harry M as his friends call him, was a recent semi-finalist on BBC1’s 2011 Young Apprentice. He was described as “exceptional” by Lord Sugar and is currently in his final year of A-Levels at Rugby school. Working towards university, whilst pursuing work opportunities with an investment bank, Harry tells us about his King's Road.
My King’s Road: Young Apprentice Harry MaxwellJanuary 23, 2012 08:53 | People
What’s your earliest and best memory of King’s Road?
With three older sister’s living in London I’d heard quite a lot about the King's Road and what was then Crazy Larry’s (now PUBLIC)!
However, personally the earliest and probably also the best memory was in summer 2011; filming at World End’s Nurseries on BBC1’s Young Apprentice. Hayley Forrester and I played a charade of excitement over what I have dubbed as Bird House Big Brother. The funny part came when four production members had to rush off to next doors World’s End Pub to use the toilet after filming an hour’s pitch!
What are you up to at the moment?
Very busy! Alongside hurdling through the final stretch of five A-Levels at boarding school, I’m pursuing university sponsorship with an investment bank and building my business Luxury Five Star Hotel Guide as well as a secret project to be announced later this year via Twitter.
What are you wearing at the moment?
This is the part where my friends laugh at me…! Haha. I’m wearing a navy Jack Wills quilted jacket, boxers and polo shirt with dark Paul Smith jeans and socks, a Vivienne Westwood belt and Onitsuka Tiger shoes.
What are your favourite shops?
It all depends on what I’m looking for. Peter Jones on the King's Road is a great shout for gifts.
What’s your latest find on King’s Road?
It’s actually quite a well-known place but I’d never visited The Jam Tree before and having checked it out last week, I must say it’s got a cracking vibe! Some really cool food, drinks and most importantly people!
Your last kiss on King’s Road?
A well-played question on your part! It’s difficult to pinpoint but I have a feeling it was outside Bluebird with a mysterious blonde who I think I ended up running away from… How embarrassing!
Your fashion heroes?
I don’t really keep updated with fashion enough to have a hero… I’m more of a like it buy it kind of guy.
The place you last visited on King’s Road?
Juju for a friend’s 18th
Favourite season on the King’s Road?
Summer because the girls are wearing less and you can sit outside!
Where would you tell a shopper to go on King’s Road?
I would tell them to head to Jack Wills. I met a really cool girl who works there meaning if you head down, above average banter would definitely be on the cards.
What do you love about King’s Road?
The people… there’s always someone hanging around to banter with.
What music are you listening to at the moment?
Can’t be dealing with the slow depressing stuff and don’t have enough time for Indie things. This is the recipe for an iTunes playlist littered by house remixes of chart stuff.
Three things you can’t live without
Holidays, girls and my phone
Favourite part of the road?
The middle as there’s a great mix of everything.
Do you Tweet?
Probably too much! My account is a little too active at the moment but yes I am a massive Twitter fan.
How do you keep fit?
In term time at boarding school, I run cross country so that’s five miles twice a week. When I’m down in London, it has to be Nuffield Health in Fulham. I have a personal trainer there called Rebecca and she is incredible! Great way to work off the Christmas turkey! I would seriously recommend anyone looking to shed a few pounds to give her a call.
What is your King’s Road secret?
I once had a shocker. That’s as much as you’re getting!
What makes the King’s Road special?
It’s bloody massive! On some evenings I end up in a cab just to get from one side to the other. There’s definitely something for everyone.
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