In November 2014, we launched an international search to find London’s Official Guest of Honour; thousands applied but only one would claim the title.

Meet Adaeze - the lucky winner of our competition to become London’s Official Guest of Honour.

Adaeze, 24, lives in California, USA. She is a certificated primary substitute teacher and freelance writer, she is also a huge Harry Potter fan.  Her perfect day in London would include waking up in Buckingham Palace, visiting a traditional London pub, taking a tour of the Houses of Parliament, visiting the British museum, watching a West End show and ending the day on the London Eye overlooking the city.

During her trip of a lifetime, Adaeze was joined by her mum, Ifeyinwa, who Adaeze describes as one of the smartest and funniest people she knows.

"London's got so much culture, so much tradition… It's just beautiful in my opinion, I love London so much.  It's sort of like a playground, you guys have your own Ferris wheel!" - Adaeze Uyanwah