Inna Hoffmann and is a local mum and founder of ABC Studio – a stay & play area for kids aged 0-6 in the heart of Forest Hill. Inna divides her time between a child, work and 2 dogs
How long have you lived in the area?
What brought you here?
My very good friend used to live in Forest Hill and I joined her for a flat share.
What has changed most during that time?
More mums with prams, more coffee shops and cute boutiques. Overground and Deliveroo
What do you most value about the area/street you live in?
The air, it smells of greenery and flowers. The moment you step out of the train at Honor Oak Park, you can smell it.
What one thing would you change?
Road markings at the t-junction of the South Circular with Honor Oak Road, it is next to impossible to get on the main road in peak hours.
What’s the one thing you couldn’t do without?
Grocery shop at Forest Hill Road next to Watson’s General Telegraph. They always have the best fruit and veg variety.
Describe your perfect weekend
When I get a spare weekend not working in ABC Studio organizing private kids’ parties, I love the whole family including dogs to get in the car and go to Whitstable. Sometimes we hire a beach hut there and spend whole day looking at the sea and having a BBQ.
What’s your favourite place for a night out?
Burger and milkshake dinner in GBK followed by a movie in East Dulwich Picturehouse.
Where are you likely to be found on Saturday?
At my ABC Studio soft play chatting to parents and making coffees and teas.
Where’s your favourite place to walk?
Peckham Rye park, Horniman Gardens, One Tree Hill. The area is full of beautiful parks.
If money was no object…
I would move to Goa and rent a villa. One of my very close friends runs school there for expatriates and I have never seen school kids being happier. Would love my child to be part of that school and I could also help with some teaching.
My perfect holiday…
Is on a beach with my family.
ABC Studio, 39 David’s Road, London SE23 3AA
This article first appeared in the August 2018 issue of SE23 magazine.