Piers Morgan is a British journalist and television host currently working in the United States. He is a television personality and host of his own interview program Piers Morgan Live on CNN as well as editorial director of First News, a national newspaper for children published in the UK. He is a former judge on America's Got Talent and a former winner of The Celebrity Apprentice.
In addition to being a reporter, Piers has written eight books, including three volumes of memoirs.
He has also done several television series including The Dark Side of Fame with Piers Morgan, Piers Morgan On…and Piers Morgan’s Life Stories.
Morgan debuted his new CNN show Piers Morgan Tonight in early 2011 and featured Howard Stern, George Clooney, Oprah Winfrey among his first guests.
What is your favorite way to end the day?
Dinner at Cambio de Tercio on the Old Brompton Road. It’s London’s best kept gastronomic secret, a Spanish restaurant of unparalleled food and wine quality, and such fun too.
Where do you go to escape the city for a day?
Head south to Brighton, about 90 minutes from London. Have fish and chips on the beach then head to the famous Lanes shopping area for rare antiques and kitsch stuff.
Where is the best place to get an after work drink?
The Punchbowl in Mayfair is the nearest thing to a country pub you’ll find in central London. No loud music, games or other nonsense. Just wooden floors, good pub grub, great beer and the possibility of seeing Prince William. It’s one of his favorite “locals.”
Describe your perfect shopping experience.
Harrods. I barely shop anywhere else when I’m in London. It has everything you could wish for, and they can get you anything they don’t have in stock. It’s the ultimate one-stop shopping experience in the world’s greatest store.
What’s a good rainy day activity in London?
Go and watch Arsenal play at the Emirates Stadium. It can be a depressing experience, but occasionally a joyful one too. Until you’ve experienced a top British football match, you haven’t experienced sports.
What is your favorite outdoor activity?
Watching the cricket at Lord’s, the world’s most famous ground. A glass of Montrachet in the sunshine as Kevin Pietersen smashes a century against Australia – life doesn’t get better.
What is your favorite art gallery?
The Royal Academy is always terrific, particularly the Summer Exhibition. Also look out for any art fairs at Olympia, which is always a good place to snaffle a bargain or two.
Which local market do you prefer?
Go down to Brick Lane in the East End on a Sunday. The market’s great fun and the Indian restaurants down there are the best in Britain.
What is the best place to watch the sunset in London?
It’s hard to beat standing on one of the great bridges – especially Tower Bridge. The Thames at night, with London’s wonderful skyline twinkling in the background, never fails to stir the senses.
What is a quintessential cultural experience in London?
Try the British library. It’s a truly astonishing place with over 150 million items to peruse, from all corners of the globe.
In your opinion, where is the best place to take a first date in London?
I took my wife Celia to Julie’s in Notting Hill for our first proper date. It obviously worked rather well! It’s a delightful, very romantic restaurant.
What is your favorite Sunday morning activity in London?
In the summer, I’d recommend taking a rowing boat out on the Serpentine in Hyde Park and reading the Sunday papers.