The Shopping Centre    

Top leftDiana and Sylvia, La Bodeguita cafe, First floor, Shopping centreTop right Slideshow,various

Bottom leftClaudia in her shop 'Nicole' Bottom right Student on a lunch break




I’ve been here for seven years. It’s my own business. We repair clothes and make alterations. We are very busy.

It is called Nicole’s because it is my daughter’s name. She is seven years old.

I am very sad for the Elephant and Castle, because the shopping centre is coming down and we have made a business here. I’m a small business; I don’t know what will happen.

I am from Columbia. There are maybe six or seven businesses on this floor from Columbia. We all know each other. We’ve got the best food in the world in Columbia. My favourite meal is Bandeja Paiza: it’s rice, beans, chorizo, plantain, salad, it’s nice. (Claudia)