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#HumansOfLSA : Mike Harth

Updated: Feb 5, 2020


Taking inspiration from the original #HumansOfNewYork campaign that was designed to get to know the person behind the lens, our #HumansOfLSA introduces some of the characters that have helped shape Leake Street Arches.

This week, we spoke to Mike Harth, Site and Technical Operations Manager at House of Vans.

What did you want to be when you were a child?

Initially I wanted to become a fireman, followed by architect and see where I have ended up now…

Where is your happy place? On holiday with my family.

What’s your first ever memory? Playing as a toddler in the sand of a beach during a holiday to Majorca.

What do you regard as your biggest achievement in life so far? The creation of a family and everything that comes with it.

What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? I don’t think i have done anything that hard. I’ve been in some stressful/difficult situations outside my comfort zone like traveling alone to faraway countries, worked long hours for days on end with only a couple hours sleep each night, swam in 8ft surf etc.

When did you last break the rules? I never break rules… ever…

If you could meet anyone (living or dead) who would it be? I have been very fortunate to have met a lot of important and/or interesting people throughout my career but I think my younger son would be very proud if I would meet Olaf from Frozen and John Cena (wrestler) for my older son.

If you were a graffiti artist, what would your tag name be and why? IsNoGood – as I wouldn’t be any good as a graffiti artist.

What scares you most? Brexit, ill health and crazy politicians.

If you could be remembered for one quality, what would it be? Caring (sometimes too much)

Tunnel Rules

London & Continental Railways Limited (LCR), the landlord of Leake Street Arches and the managers of the Leake Street Tunnel, are keen to support the creative community working on Leake Street and ensure that other people in the local area continue to value the contribution that tunnel activities bring to the neighbourhood. These Tunnel Rules are designed to create an enjoyable experience for everyone.

Events, Filming and Photography

If you are interested in holding an event (including photo shoot or film shoot) in the public spaces of Leake Street Arches, please complete this Authorisation Form and send to info@leakestreetarches.london.

If you are interested in holding a private event at one of the businesses in Leake Street Arches, please contact the business directly or email us on
info@leakestreetarches.london and we will introduce you.

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