[PHOTOS] Before we started chatting over coffee and jazz music, Maria showed me around her area, the building where she lives and her house. I suddenly realised this is very a Portuguese trait.
[PHOTOS] Bruno’s accent is as British as it can be, but I can hear a subtle French and Portuguese inflection.
[PHOTOS] Pragmatic and straightforward, Liliana works at a foreign exchange company, and is engaged to Rome-born Andrea, who she met just two years ago.
[PHOTOS] Bernardo is chasing the entertainment dream. He wants to be part of one of the grand musical theatre plays that vibrate London’s Soho and Leicester Square.
[VIDEO] In 2009, Ismália de Sousa took a leap of faith and clicked “apply”. Eight years have passed and she is now one of the thousands of EU nurses who make the NHS one of best health care systems in the world.
[PHOTOS] Originally from Portugal, Joana is a London-based reporter, writer and researcher, as well as a political commentator
[PHOTOS] I met Constança at her home in Finsbury Park on a sunny Saturday morning, which is rare in London – even though we are in September.
[VIDEO] Born in Costa da Caparica, a beach town near Lisbon, João Costa was forced to leave his home country when he found himself jobless during the financial crisis. Like himself, many other teachers were left unemployed. In 2007, João took matters into his own hands and moved to London, where he now works as an Assistant Headteacher.
[PHOTOS] Born in the Portuguese capital, Ludmila has family from both Guinea and Cape Verde. But, over 10 years ago, she moved to the UK, where she completed high school and graduated with a French and Political Science degree from the University of Leeds.
[VIDEO] As a child, Inês Sequeira was inspired by her mother, a former school teacher, to explore and discover the world of science.
[VIDEO] Being from the same country is not the only aspect connecting the two. Inspired by their family roots, Estevão and Mena love cooking.
[VIDEO] Born in the Portuguese city of Viseu, Fátima Veloso was left with no option but to leave her country when the factory she owned closed down. In 2003, she packed her bags and moved to the UK with her 4-year-old daughter. A year later, Fátima’s husband was able to join the family in London – where they have lived ever since.