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Spring / Summer 2012

to the second edition of Chard's property and lifestyle magazine. Due to the success of our inaugural edition, a second was inevitable. This edition provides a list of alternative sports to the Olympics, and the best places to relax and enjoy a drink or two whilst toasting the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The property section offers a large selection of Chard's finest available properties and the area guides will help you decide where to go for a Spring brunch or a Summer’s day tipple. Local residents have, once again, helped us out by giving us their perspective of what it's like GAreth Jones Chard Sales Director to live in the area. There is something in here for everyone, hope you enjoy the read.




Top outdoor events happening in London this season

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ALTERNATIVES Substitute athletics with this list of fun sports

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IN South Kensington




Celebrate in one of these decadent champagne venues


05 Notting Hill

IN Brook Green

15 South Kensington


38 URBAN OASIS Create your own green space in the city


23 Fulham 31 Brook Green 35 Bayswater

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ALFRESCO NIGHTS A guide to some of the best outdoor events happening in London this season Lovebox Weekender

15 Jun / Victoria Park, This year the Lovebox Weekender marks its tenth birthday in style with acts including Lana Del Rey, Kelis, Friendly Fires and Emeli Sandé. Celebrate a decade of love with a diverse range of musical influences from disco and soul to synth-pop and dance set across ten separate stages. Lovebox Weekender offers the perfect combination of live music; art and entertainment – join the carnival crowds for the opening night and help carry the party on until sunset on Sunday.

Apple Cart Festival

03 Jun / Victoria Park, Get tickets for this one-day festival bonanza that boasts a variety of music, comedy, art and cabaret performances. This year’s musical line-up continues to grow with Noah And The Whale, Billy Bragg and Kid Creole And The Coconuts. Only in its second year, Apple Cart Festival has gathered a large following from its unique range of entertainment set within intriguingly named venues such as The House of Fairytales Film Theatre and The Magic Tent. Enjoy real ale and a plate from the BBQ whilst listening to a laid-back acoustic set.

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

London 2012 Festival

May – Sep / Regent's Park Open annually since 1932, The Regent's Park Open Air Theatre is marking 80 years of live theatre in one of London’s most beautiful parks. Making the most of the outdoors you can enjoy a pretheatre meal with a difference, try a BBQ buffet or picnic on the lawn. A well-stocked bar is available to all patrons with plenty of pimms on standby. Book tickets for an evening’s performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and immerse yourself in this unique and enchanting setting.

June – Sept / Various Venues Heralded as London's biggest ever-outdoor arts event, London 2012 Festival brings a worldclass programme of performance and entertainment to all areas of the capital city. Spanning a seven-week period, shows will be provided by street artists, musicians and theatre groups. Don't miss Dutch company Close Act bring a breathtaking troupe of prehistoric creatures to life in an interactive parade of puppetry and skill. Audiences have the chance to watch gladiators battle using four million vaults of electricity at The Lords of Lightning show.

Olympic Opening Ceremony

London Wonderground

27 July / Olympic Stadium One of this year’s most anticipated events will soon be upon us as everyone turns to the Olympic Stadium to watch the opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics. Directed by film visionary Danny Boyle, it promises to be a grand spectacle of performance, colour, light and music. The Parade of Nations welcomes the Olympiad to the United Kingdom and is another significant moment of the event.

May – Sept / Southbank Centre London Wondergound aims to bring a taste of 20th Century Coney Island to the city with an exciting range of shows set to a vaudeville funfair theme. At the centre is the 600-seat Spiegeltent presenting the Cantina, an Australian tour of breathtaking stunts, acrobatics and magic. Hit cabaret acts take up residency on the site in September with Fascinating Aida providing much of the laughs. Book ahead to secure tickets.

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FITNESS BWW at Lambton Place Body Works West is a full service gym offering a multitude of facilities. Acupuncture, reflexology and reiki are some of the alternative therapies available from the specialist staff. Take a dip in the pool; join a yoga class or even book yourself into the Kell Skött hair salon for a post-workout pampering session.

"Every day is different. Stroll through the markets or explore one of the many world cuisine hotspots, Notting Hill will not disappoint.”

INTERIORS Farrow & Ball Elegant and stylish interior design is at the heart of what Farrow & Ball do. The Notting Hill showroom, set across two floors, displays the entire collection of handcrafted wallpapers. Environmentally friendly paints in a vast array of colours are ready and waiting to transform the look of your home. Farrow & Ball



Black & Blue



Black & Blue’s chef uses only prime Scottish beef that is hung to age for 28 days. Each steak is carefully cooked to perfection. The extensive wine list includes bottles from all over the globe, but let the waiter make a recommendation on what will best suit your palate.

From the trendy decor to exquisitely crafted meals this Pan-Asian restaurant has a vibrant atmosphere. Enjoy luxurious cocktails and order plates of delicious dim sum and tempura. E&O is a popular venue for special events and can entertain up to 18 guests in a private dining area.

The Gate is a large venue comprising a bar, restaurant and nightclub. Packed out during the weekends with a young, hip clientele – it also has a great little lounge for candlelit dinners. Let the experienced bar tenders fix you a cocktail and dance the night away to salsa beats.

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Mark O'Sullivan, Portobello Road, London W10 LOCAL RESIDENT he cosmopolitan district of Notting Hill in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is famous for many things notably the annual carnival and the film of the same name starring Julia Roberts. It has in recent years grown to be a fashionable area for young people and has a vibrant nightlife with some of the best music bars in London. It quite uniquely possesses a bohemian spirit within a formal and affluent setting. Its close location to the famous Portobello Road Market makes it a highly desirable place to visit for shopping as small shops and stalls selling jewellery, antiques, clothing, art and souvenirs of London line the area.

Feature Property — Hereford Road,W2

Stunningly refurbished two double bedroom, two bathroom duplex with views over communal gardens and decked roof terrace near Westbourne Grove on Hereford Road – Roof terrace off living room – Two bathrooms (one ensuite) – Open plan kitchen/reception room

– Meticulously refurbished – Third and fourth floors – Notting Hill Gate underground

£1,250,000 Leasehold

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Pottery Lane, W11 Exceptionally spacious four bedroom, four bathroom house arranged over three floors offering rare lateral space in Holland Park

– Two receptions – Four bedrooms / four bathrooms – New kitchen with dining – Three floors – Freehold house – Holland Park underground

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£2,500,000 Freehold

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Notting Hill & Kensington

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Ledbury Mews North, W11 Three double bedroom modern mews town house with garage located off Westbourne Grove



– Living / dining room with wood floors – Open plan kitchen – Three double bedrooms – Off street parking (garage) – Roof terrace – Notting Hill Gate underground

Hereford Road, W2 Beautifully refurbished two bedroom, two bathroom freehold house with roof terrace off Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill

£1,920,000 Freehold

– Two bedroom – Two ensuite bathrooms – Roof terrace – Wine cellar – Freehold – Notting Hill Gate underground S p r i ng /S u m me r 2 0 1 2 CHARD 67

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Ledbury Mews North, W11 Bright and spacious three bedroom duplex with a roof terrace and wood floors

Warwick Gardens, W14 Spacious three bedroom flat refurbished to a high standard close to Kensington High Street

£2,000,000 Leasehold

£799,000 Leasehold

– Three bedrooms – Two bathrooms – Wooden floors

– Roof terrace – Quiet location – Notting Hill Gate underground

– Three bedrooms – Two bathrooms (one ensuite) – Second floor with lift

– Near Holland Park – Porter – High Street Kensington underground

Linden Gardens, W2 An outstanding refurbished one bedroom apartment off Notting Hill Gate

Holland Park, W11 Well presented studio flat in a spectacular detached villa offering spacious accommodation

£620,000 Share of freehold

£430,000 Leasehold

– One bedroom – Ample storage – Raised ground floor

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– Utility room – Quiet and leafy aspect – Notting Hill Gate underground

– Studio – Living room with roof top views – Separate kitchen

– Contemporary style bathroom – Top floor – Holland Park underground

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Notting Hill & Kensington

Lansdowne Road, W11 Stunning three bedroom split level apartment set within a large Victorian conversion on this sought after street in Notting Hill

Notting Hill & Kensington sales 020 7243 4500 lettings 020 7792 0792

£2,250 p/w Unfurnished

– Newly refurbished throughout – Secure allocated parking – Three double bedrooms – Private west facing terrace – Use of communal gardens – Holland Park underground

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Hillgate Place, W8 A stylish and well presented three bedroom townhouse with garden and terrace in Hillgate Village

Notting Hill & Kensington sales 020 7243 4500 lettings 020 7792 0792

£1,295 p/w


– Three double bedrooms – Three bathrooms – Living / dining room with wood floors – Garden and terrace – New kitchen / diner – Notting Hill Gate underground

Ossington Street, W2 Contemporary two double bedroom townhouse between Notting Hill Gate and Hyde Park

£1,150 p/w Part furnished

– Two double bedrooms – Spacious living / dining room – Kitchen/dining room – Refurbished bathroom – Arranged over three floors – Notting Hill Gate underground 10 CHARD Spr ing/Summe r 2 0 1 2

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Queens Gardens, W2 Recently refurbished two bedroom first floor flat with balcony near Queensway and Hyde Park

Kensington High Street, W8 A spacious large two bedroom apartment with conservatory

£1,100 p/w Furnished

£675 p/w Furnished

– Two bedrooms – Large living room with wood floors – Two bathrooms

– First floor – Private balcony – Queensway underground

– Two bedrooms – Spacious living room – Fully fitted kitchen

– Bathroom with shower – Second floor – High Street Kensington underground

Kensington Park Gardens, W11 Large one double bedroom flat with communal gardens in Notting Hill

Pembridge Crescent, W11 One double bedroom raised ground floor flat near Notting Hill Gate

£630 p/w Unfurnished

£595 p/w Unfurnished

– South facing living / dining room – Contemporary open plan kitchen – Bathroom with separate shower

– Access to communal gardens – Private entrance – Notting Hill Gate underground

– Living/dining room with high ceilings – Wood floors throughout – Bedroom with built in wardrobes – Victorian house – Separate kitchen – Notting Hill Gate underground

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ALTERNATIVES This year we celebrate the best of athletic performance when the Olympic Games arrive, but you don’t need to break records to enjoy sport with Chard’s guide to some fun alternatives.


Power kiting

The energetic game of octopush takes places at the bottom of a swimming pool and involves great skill, timing and teamwork. It’s an unusual cross between ice-hockey and water polo. Players kitted out with snorkels, fins and sticks must move the puck into the net to win a point – constant substitutions of a ten strong team ensures the pace moves surprisingly quickly. The need to resurface for air after every tackle means only the strongest swimmers should attempt a game, however beginners classes are available with the British Octopush Association.

Whether you’re sitting in a buggy or balancing on skates, try this thrilling alternative to a simple park pastime. Based inside Richmond Park, kitevibe introduces people to the excitement of power kiting. The vast expanse of grass at this location allows flyers to get the most out of their session as they are pulled along on wheels or specially designed land boards. By watching the exquisitely designed kites dip and glide overhead, this is as much a spectator sport as an adrenaline activity.

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Sumo Run One of the most unique and fun ways to raise money has to be the annual Sumo Run at Battersea Park. Hundreds of participants don inflatable sumo suits and jog three miles in aid of Gemin-I. The charity aims to empower communities in developing countries through ICT and communication technology. The combination of a good cause and the added comedy value ensure this is a great way of entering into sports from either the starting block or the sidelines.



Hailed as the antithesis to the treadmill, the rollerderby has rapidly grown in popularity to become a well-loved event both for amateurs and professional clubs. Feisty characters, fierce moves and the risk of some severe bruising are all part of the appeal as teams of rollerskating femme fatales battle on the track in funky apparel. The rules state no deliberate bodily harm – yet shunts, scrapes and skinned knees are inevitable. Get swept up in the energy of the crowd and cheer loudly from the stands.

Rowed over a course of seven miles, the Barge Driving Match is an entertaining spectator race crossing between the Palaces of Greenwich and Westminster. The event showcases the skills of watermen as they navigate up to 30 tonnes using only oars to collect flags from moored barges. Crowds line the route but you can also enjoy the race from a Thames pleasure craft that runs alongside the finishing line. This way you can participate without breaking a sweat. The event takes place in June and is organised by the London Port Authority. S p r i ng /S u m me r 2 0 1 2 CHARD 12 13

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FLOWERS Only Roses This delightful florist offers the biggest selection of Ecuadorian roses in the UK. These are bought directly from farms in South America. Orders can range from the modest to the sublime with delicate boxed orchids and towering fragrant arrangements. From messages of love, luck and congratulations say it with Only Roses.

LIFE IN SOUTH KENSINGTON “Why would I want to live anywhere else when I have the best restaurants, bars and shops on my doorstep.” Sarah Griffith Dove Mews SW5 LOCAL RESIDENT


outh Kensington’s community is a mix of families and young professionals with a variety of nationalities including Italians and Americans. The Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle provides language and cultural classes, which supports the largest French community outside of France. Many of London’s famed institutions fall under South Kensington’s Exhibition Road, thus establishing this neighbourhood as one of the most historic and visited in the entire city. The Royal Albert Hall, Natural History Museum, the V&A and the Royal College of Art are just some of the points of interest, whilst famous literary names including Beatrix Potter, Virginia Woolf and Sir J.M Barrie once called this place home.

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DELICATESSEN La Bottega La Bottega is a stylish delicatessen open from morning through to early evening. With a menu of cakes, pastries, hot dishes and afternoon treats it is a great venue for catching up with friends over lunch. The little shop also sells a selection of Italian ingredients to take home.


Noor Jahan

Cambio de Tercio

The Angelsea Arms

Considered by many to be one of London's finest Indian restaurants, the Noor Jahan is always crowded with diners. Authentic meals cooked by a highly skilled chef produce wonderful dishes including charcoal grilled tandoori seafood, hot achari duck and apricot sweetened lamb.

Cambio de Terico established in 1995 has grown in reputation to be awarded The Best Spanish Restaurant Outside of Espana by the Minister of Agriculture. The menu is an exciting mix of traditional tapas with a European twist. Try the cecina-cured beef to be truly impressed.

Situated on Selwood Terrace, the former locale of Charles Dickens, The Anglesea Arms is set in an attractive building dating back to 1712. Boasting a reputation for hearty meals; try the cider braised rabbit or potted duck. It is also a popular venue for music events. the-anglesea-arms

Feature Property — Old Brompton Road, SW5

A beautifully presented two bedroom, two bathroom flat in South Kensington – Two bedrooms – Two bathrooms – Good decorative order

– Private patio – Direct access to communal gardens – Gloucester Road underground

£1,200,000 Leasehold

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Queens Gate Terrace, SW7 A spacious three bedroom flat immaculately refurbished close to Hyde Park and Gloucester Road

– Three bedrooms – Two receptions and study – Private patio – Direct lift access – Close to Hyde Park – Gloucester Road underground

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Courtfield Gardens, SW5 A stunning first floor flat, beautifully refurbished with terrace overlooking the garden square

South Kensington & Chelsea sales 020 7373 8883 lettings 020 7244 7711


Share of freehold

– One bedroom – First floor – Open plan reception – Private terrace – Recently refurbished – Gloucester Road underground

Longridge Road, SW5 A fabulous first floor flat with high ceilings and private terrace in Earls Court


Share of freehold

– First floor flat – High ceilings – Open plan reception – Private terrace – Recently refurbished – Earls Court underground S p r i ng /S u m me r 2 0 1 2 CHARD 16 17

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Courtfield Gardens, SW5 An elegant three bedroom duplex, located on a beautiful Kensington garden square

Redcliffe Square, SW10 A stunning three bedroom flat on a sought after garden square in Kensington

£1,950,000 Leasehold

£1,300,000 Leasehold

– Three bedrooms – Three bathrooms (two ensuite) – Two reception rooms

– Period conversion with high ceilings – Access to communal gardens – Gloucester Road underground

– Three bedrooms – Two bathrooms – Recently refurbished

– Raised ground floor – Garden square – Earls Court underground

Cornwall Gardens, SW7 A wonderfully light, south facing two bedroom apartment in Kensington

Carlyle Court, SW10 A spacious two bedroom flat in a sought after riverside development in Chelsea

£1,195,000 Leasehold

£775,000 Leasehold

– Two bedrooms – Excellent order – 20’x 21’ reception

– South facing – Lift – Gloucester Road underground

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– Two bedrooms – Two bathrooms – Porter

– Private terrace – Underground parking – Imperial Wharf station

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South Kensington & Chelsea

Wetherby Gardens, SW5 A contemporary and stylishly furnished raised ground floor two bedroom flat just off Gloucester Road in South Kensington

South Kensington & Chelsea sales 020 7373 8883 lettings 020 7244 7711

£1,095 p/w Furnished

– Two bedroom flat – Victorian conversion – Separate kitchen – Tiled bathroom with shower over bath – Large living room with space for dining – Gloucester Road underground

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Clareville Street, SW7 A refurbished four bedroom house with a private decked garden located in South Kensington

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£1,495 p/w


– Four bedroom house – Arranged over three floors – Separate kitchen – Private decked patio at the rear – Living room with wood floors – South Kensington underground

Beaufort Street, SW3 A large two double bedroom, two bathroom flat with a private entrance and garden in Chelsea

£695 p/w Furnished

– Two bathrooms (one ensuite) – Contemporary furnishings – Victorian conversion – Private garden off the living area – Wood floors – Gloucester Road underground 20 CHARD Spr ing/Sum me r 2 0 1 2

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Collingham Gardens, SW5 Two double bedroom, two bathroom flat with a roof terrace close to Gloucester Road

Astwood Mews, SW7 Two bedroom mews flat in South Kensington and close to Gloucester Road

£775 p/w Furnished/Unfurnished

£695 p/w Unfurnished

– Two double bedrooms – Two ensuite bathrooms with baths. – Separate modern kitchen / dining

– Two bedrooms – Living room with wood floors – Fitted kitchen with dining area

– Access to communal gardens – Private roof terrace – Gloucester Road underground

– Two bathrooms – Arranged over two floors – Gloucester Road underground

Kenway Road, SW5 A well proportioned two bedroom cottage with a private patio garden in Earls Court

Elvaston Place, SW7 A stylish recently refurbished one bedroom flat close to Gloucester Road

£615 p/w Unfurnished

£435 p/w Furnished

– Two bedroom house – Wood floors – Private patio

– Redecorated – Separate kitchen – Earls Court underground

– One bedroom flat – Feature fish tank – Living room with oak wood floors

– Fully fitted kitchen – Victorian conversion – Gloucester Road Underground

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EDUCATION Pippa Popins The Pippa Popins nursery offers a fun filled environment for children from the ages of 1 to 5 years old. Play and learn with various activities including baking, reading and games. The professional and motivated staff nurture the development of all children in preparation for school.

“I have been living in Fulham for a number of years now and I find it a lovely area to be in!”

Pippa Popins

Kensington Prep School Situated in the heart of Fulham near Parsons Green, this independent girls’ school offers some of the best educational facilities throughout London including specialist rooms for science, technology, ICT, drama and music. Entry is available to girls from age 4 to 11 years by assessment and all levels are welcome. Kensington Prep School


The 606 Club

Blue Elephant

Established by musician Steve Rubie in 1976, The 606 Club originally comprised of a small basement venue. Its reputation soon outgrew its setting and today it’s considered the best jazz club in the area. For entertainment every night of the week and a restaurant serving hearty meals choose The 606 Club.

With restaurants across the world in locations including Paris, Malta, Dubai and Bangkok, Blue Elephant brings the very best Thai cuisine to your doorstep. The grand sculpted interior and impeccable customer service as well as the authentic cuisine make this an unforgettable dining experience.

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Miss Kewell, Halford Road, SW6 LOCAL RESIDENT


Megan’s Deli & Restaurant Found on King’s Road, Megan’s Deli & Restaurant has offered delicious homemade cooking since 2002. Grab a quick breakfast, a long lunch or book a table for an evening platter cooked from the charcoal grill. The hidden courtyard provides a welcoming escape.

ulham is positioned on the north bank of the River Thames. Considered a leafy London area it is home to several parks including Fulham Palace Gardens, Parsons Green and Eel Brook Common. Families are particularly enamoured with Bishops Park and can be regularly seen enjoying picnics down by the riverside. North End Road plays host to a weekly market offering fresh fruit and vegetables amongst other items, Putney Bridge Tube Station provides a reliable link into the city centre and there is a great network of local schools. Its position next to the water makes it an idyllic setting to live.

Feature Property — Tilton Street, SW6

An impressive three double bedroom house with a separate annexe just off Lillie Road – Three double bedrooms – Three bathrooms – Annexe

– Off street parking – Private garden – West Brompton underground

£1,550,000 Freehold Fulham sales 020 7731 5115

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Holyport Road, SW6 Refurbished four double bedroom house with a private garden near the Crabtree Estate in Fulham

Fulham sales 020 7731 5115 lettings 020 7384 1400

£835,000 Freehold

– Four double bedrooms – Two bathrooms (one ensuite) – Two living rooms with wood floors – Modern kitchen with dining area – Private garden – Hammersmith underground

Halford Road, SW6 Two double bedroom ground floor flat which has been extensively extended and remodelled in West Brompton



– Two double bedrooms – Three bathrooms (two ensuites) – South facing garden – Modern newly installed kitchen – Extended and extensively refurbished – Fulham Broadway underground 24 CHARD Spr ing/Sum me r 2 0 1 2

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Bovingdon Road, SW6 Charleville Mansions, W14 A luxurious four bedroom, three bathroom house Seven bedroom top floor duplex flat with a south facing garden in the Lion Estate in Barons Court

£1,695,000 Leasehold – Four double bedrooms – Smallbone kitchen – South facing rear garden

£1,250,000 Leasehold – Juliet balcony – Three bathrooms (two ensuites) – Fulham Broadway underground

– Seven bedrooms – Spacious loft style living area – Original features throughout

– Kitchen and separate laundry room – Four bathrooms (two ensuites) – Barons Court underground

Harwood Road, SW6 Three double bedroom duplex flat with a private roof terrace in the heart of Fulham Broadway

Harwood Road, SW6 Three bedrooms duplex with a south west facing roof terrace in the heart of FulhamBroadway

£750,000 Leasehold

£650,000 Leasehold

– Three double bedrooms – Two bathrooms (one ensuite) – Living room with a dining area

– Three floors – Private roof terrace – Fulham Broadway underground

– Three double bedrooms – Living room with a dining area – Open plan kitchen

– Private roof terrace – Modern family size bathroom – Fulham Broadway underground

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Imperial Wharf, SW6 Three double bedroom, three bathroom riverside apartment with private balconies in Imperial Wharf

Fulham sales 020 7731 5115 lettings 020 7384 1400

£1,350 p/w


– Three double bedrooms – Two living rooms – Separate kitchen – Fourth floor (with lift) – Three bathrooms – Fulham Broadway underground

Ringmer Avenue, SW6 Recently refurbished four double bedroom family house with a private garden in Munster Village

£1,200 p/w Unfurnished

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Mimosa Street, SW6 Four double bedroom house with a private garden and roof terrace in Parsons Green

Lensbury Avenue, SW6 Contemporary two double bedroom riverside apartment with balcony in Imperial Wharf

£1,250 p/w Unfurnished

£625 p/w Unfurnished

– Four double bedrooms – Double reception room – Separate kitchen and dining area

– Private garden and roof terrace – Split over four floors – Parsons Green underground

– Two double bedrooms – Two bathrooms – Spacious living room with a dining area – Second floor ( lift access) – Modern kitchen with a breakfast bar – Fulham Broadway underground

Rylston Road, SW6 Waldemar Avenue Mansions, SW6 Two double bedroom house with a private garden Refurbished one double bedroom flat within within a gated development in Munster Village a mansion building in Fulham

£500 p/w Furnished – Two double bedrooms – Ground floor – Two bathrooms

£350 p/w Furnished – Underground parking included – Private paved garden – Fulham Broadway underground

– Bedroom with storage – Living room with views over Fulham – Separate kitchen with a dining area

– Fourth floor (walk up) – Recently refurbished – Putney Bridge underground

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toast the town Raise your glass and celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee at a selection of some of London’s top champagne bars.




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Amuse Bouche Arguably the city’s greatest selection of champagnes can be found at Amuse Bouche. Choose from a grand list of over 40 bottles – available by both the glass and on ice, served with a delicate side menu of tapas-style dishes. In the summer months book a table by the open windows to enjoy crisp champagne cocktails whilst taking in the view of the bustling streets.

BEAUFORT HOUSE The interior of this exquisite private members' club is a refined mix of fresh cut floral arrangements and twinkling chandeliers set against an illuminated wall of Audrey Hepburn film stills. Join the exclusive Beaufort House members' club and unwind in the decadent champagne penthouse.

Harrods Champagne & Oyster Bar Set within the marble and glass interior of the 150-year-old butchery and fishmonger’s hall, indulge in the winning combination of fresh seafood and champagne. Order fines de claires, oysters or caviar complemented by a sparkling flute of Dom Pérignon or Pommery Cuvée Louise.





KETTNER’S RESTAURANT & CHAMPAGNE BAR Established in 1867, Kettner’s notable guest list has at one time included Oscar Wilde, Agatha Christie and Bing Crosby. The illustrious Georgian surroundings draw large parties for fine dining but it is the sommelier-selected refreshments that position this as a first choice champagne venue.

Vertigo 42 Take in one of the most mesmerising views of London by booking a table at Vertigo 42. Set on the 42nd floor of the Nat West Tower, the cityscape is perfectly framed by dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes designed the menu and has paired each dish to a specific glass of champagne.

JuJu This award-winning venue has recently won accolades for both ‘best bar’ and ‘outstanding mixology’ in London. Located on the King’s Road in the heart of Chelsea, JuJu is a preferred party destination for a young and vibrant clientele. The VIP room can host up to 30 guests and the champagne flows until the early hours.

LE BOUCHON BRETON For vintage labels of French champagne choose Le Bouchon Breton. Catering to sophisticated tastes, the stylish Art Nouveau interior perfectly encapsulates the Belle-epoque era and is a renowned venue for holding events. Toast your celebrations on the terrace with a glass of Canard Duchêne Brut Rosé.

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BARS & RESTAURANTS Kerbisher & Malt


Fancy fish and chips with a difference? Try the menu at Kerbisher & Malt, which includes fished sourced responsibly, twicecooked chips and a specials board boasting a variety of experimental dishes. Turn your back on greasy food and taste your favourite dish the way it is supposed to be eaten.

Bliss Fields Boutique Step inside Bliss Fields Boutique and enjoy the welcoming scent of fresh cut floral arrangements that adorn its interior. This family run business is both a florist and lifestyle shop, housing a variety of exquisite gift items from handmade soap, jewellery and period furniture to children’s toys and clothing.

TEA Betty Blythe Betty Blythe is a sumptuously wonderful alternative to taking tea. Named after the matinee idol of the 1920’s the interior of this teashop perfectly reflects the era. A downstairs area can be reserved for children’s parties, which include pretty hand decorated cakes and a dress up trunk. Betty Blythe cakes

LIFE IN BROOK GREEN “Since moving here in 2011, I’ve enjoyed living so close to the tube lines, but in a quiet, friendly neighbourhood.”

J Rawlins, Shepherds Bush Road, W6 LOCAL RESIDENT

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Queen's Head

Latymers is a friendly pub serving an unusual fusion of Thai cuisine along with familiar classic British dishes. Packed on most weekends, visitors can choose to relax with a pint and watch sport from the plasma screens or sit at the outdoor patio area and take in the best of the weather.

The charming Queen’s Head is a traditional pub with a deceptively quaint exterior belying the spacious bar and large beautiful garden with seating for up to 175 patrons. A relaxed and informal ambience mixes well with the upbeat and warm reception from staff – an ideal place for a spot of lunch.


rook Green is a prosperous London neighbourhood named after the local recreational park and a friendly community association helps to organise seasonal events. Shepherd’s Bush and Blythe Road provide Brook Green with a thriving retail industry as many boutiques and independent shops are found here. Coffee shops are in abundance too and draw crowds of people to their street side seating areas. Westfield shopping centre is a focal point for Brook Green and stocks many of the high street brands. The borough is growing in favour with young professionals who are now seeing this as a great place to live for its close proximity to the city centre.

Feature Property — Faroe Road, W14

A three double bedroom family house arranged over four floors, with three bathrooms and a private courtyard garden located on a quiet residential street in the heart of Brook Green. – Separate studio with ensuite – Private courtyard with side access – Split level living and dining area

– Master bedroom with ensuite and private roof terrace – House arranged over four floors – Shepherds Bush Underground

£995 p/w Unfurnished

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Brook Green

Addison Gardens, W14 A two bedroom garden flat within a red brick Victorian conversion, located on a popular street in Brook Green

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£495 p/w


– Two ensuite bathrooms – Garden with mature plants – Feature fireplace – Separate kitchen with dishwasher – Lower ground floor – Shepherds Bush underground

Lisgar Terrace, W14 Refurbished one bedroom flat with a private garden in West Kensington

£395 p/w Furnished

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Brook Green

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Fitzjames Avenue, W14 Oaklands Grove, W12 Refurbished three double bedroom first floor flat Two bedroom flat with a private garden with off street parking in West Kensington in Shepherds Bush

£650 p/w Furnished – Three bedrooms – Spacious kitchen with dishwasher – Two bathrooms

£395 p/w Furnished – Heating and hot water included – Living area with feature fireplace – First floor within gated mansion building – Separate kitchen with dining area – West Kensington underground – Private garden

– Family bathroom – First floor – Shepherds Bush Market underground

Charlotte Mews, W14 One bedroom mews house available with off street parking in West Kensington

Sterndale Road, W14 Refurbished studio flat with paved patio close to Brook Green and Shepherds Bush

£350 p/w Furnished

£275 p/w Furnished

– Open plan living – Wood floors – Private paved patio

– Private, quiet mews – House arranged over two floors – Barons Court underground

– Studio flat – Victorian conversion – Wood floors

– Pull down bed – Patio garden – Hammersmith Broadway underground

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PUBS & RESTAURANTS The Victoria A Fullers Pub of the Year award winner, The Victoria is located only five minutes’ walk from Paddington station and Lancaster Gate. The warm reception and friendly locals offer a superb atmosphere. Choose from a vast array of beers on tap and a menu of delicious home-cooked pub classics.

“It is such a delight to be so central. We can walk to the Heathrow Express in about 3 minutes!” The Victoria

Casa Malevo Renowned chef Diego Jacquet and famed restaurateur Alberto Abbate opened the doors to Casa Malevo in October 2010. Bringing a great combination of culinary passion and experience spanning 25 years, the team specialises in unique Argentine flavours including grilled sweetbreads, churrasco rump steak and a rich variety of mouth-watering meat platters. Casa Malevo


Les Senteurs

Daniel Mikhael

Henrietta Ludgate

Founded in 1984, Les Senteurs was the first in the UK to stock what are now considered to be the world’s most famous brands. The store is home to an envious collection of scents and scented goods from French and Italian perfumeries and the service is delivered with great attention to detail.

The Daniel Mikhael salon is a stylish, Art Deco setting found in the heart of London. Regaled as a master of haute coiffure Daniel has experience styling Givenchy and Yves Saint Laurent for Paris Fashion Week. Be sure to book a few months in advance to secure your seat with this stylist to the stars.

Bursting onto the fashion scene and stealing the show at this year’s London Fashion Week, designer Henrietta Ludgate is now nurturing future talent with her Bayswater based fashion workshop. Her concept store offers cutting edge clothing and is heralded as the couture house of the future.

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Kathleen Madden, Westbourne Terrace Mews, W2 LOCAL RESIDENT


ayswater borders the north of Hyde Park over Kensington Gardens and is therefore a picturesque district and a popular spot for those touring the city. Bayswater Tube Station is the gateway for many visitors to this borough. From here a multitude of cafés, bars and restaurants can be found. This is also the most densely populated area for hotels with many of the striking stucco terraces providing tourist accommodation. A diverse community gives the place a cosmopolitan edge whilst its proximity to the Marble Arch and St Sophia’s Cathedral provides a hint of its historic past. Victorian terraces line the area with immaculate garden squares and well-kept streets making it a highly desired place to own property.

Feature Property — Queens Gardens,W2

A recently renovated two bedroom duplex on the first floor of this well maintained Victorian building quietly located on this popular garden square in Queensway – Two bedrooms – Large living room with wood floors – Two bathrooms

– First floor – Private balcony – Queensway underground

£1,000 p/w Furnished

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Bayswater & Paddington

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Lancaster Gate, W2 Exceptionally spacious two bedroom, two bathroom raised ground floor flat in Lancaster Gate

£850 p/w


– Living/dining room with oak floors – Two double bedrooms – Two bathrooms – High ceilings – Raised ground floor – Lancaster Gate underground

Sussex Gardens, W2 A beautifully presented two bedroom apartment in a period conversion situated within easy reach of Paddington and Lancaster Gate

£745 p/w Furnished

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Hyde Park Square, W2 A spectacular three double bedroom loft style duplex in a grade II listed building near Hyde Park

Seymour Street, W2 A spacious three bedroom apartment situated between Connaught Square and Marble Arch

£995 p/w Furnished/Unfurnished

£925 p/w Furnished

– Large living room – Fully equipped separate kitchen – Three double bedrooms

– Three double bedrooms – Two bathrooms – Heating & hot water included

– Two bathrooms – Communal gardens – Paddington underground

– Porter – Furnished – Marble Arch underground

Gloucester Gardens, W2 Refurbished second floor one bedroom flat with high ceilings and access to communal gardens

Westbourne Terrace, W2 Spacious and bright one double bedroom flat near Paddington and Hyde Park

£495 p/w Unfurnished

£495 p/w Furnished

– One double bedroom – Walk in wardrobe – Second floor

– Separate kitchen – Wooden flooring – Bayswater underground

– West facing living room – Bathroom with shower over bath – Open plan kitchen with breakfast bar – Excellent storage – Double bedroom – Lancaster Gate underground

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URBAN OASIS A garden can be a sanctuary for those with busy lives and a place for children to play. City dwellers are increasingly developing their own private space offering a little bit of the great outdoors on rooftops and balconies. Chard presents six great reasons to go green.


One of the best features of a balcony or rooftop garden is that you can position plants and flowers to enhance a sense of privacy. Grow climbing plants over a canopy and before you know it you’ll have created your very own secret hideaway.


Your view is in most cases a prized commodity, so why not enhance it by focusing the design of your mini-garden around it. Where possible try wrought iron or glass instead of a solid brick wall and frame your perfect view with foliage.

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3. In the city noise can be a problem. Traffic, crowds and the general hubbub of everyday life can travel upwards. Counteract this and maintain your tranquil surroundings by introducing a small water feature to mask unwanted sound. Wall fountains make the most space saving style and are easily assembled.


nts and flowers The beauty of growing pla ergo each is the changes they will und will remain a season. Perennial plants t the year, but constant feature throughou and the foliage the floral blooms of Spring l update to of Autumn offer a natura your garden.


Put your own stamp on the place by accessorizing with pots, planters, colours and textures. Choose plants that are easily maintained and try placing rocks and natural textiles in amongst outdoor furniture to accent the look.

6. The biggest benefit to creating a rooftop or balcony garden is the investment in the property. It is both aesthetically appealing and good for the environment and as a highly desirable feature you are more likely to attract prospective buyers should the time come for you to sell.

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London property and lifestyle magazine

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