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Floral Couturier creates the most luxurious floral decorations for clients with magnificent taste for a flower style. Operating since 2005, Floral Couturier is successfully based in the heart of London’s West End and has more than 16 years of experience in creating the most elegant floral decorations for glamorous events, businesses and individual households who appreciate the exceptional things in life.

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair returns to Battersea Park for its Autumn outing. A benchmark of classic interior looks, 140 exhibitors offer the finest and most exciting collection of antiques and period design, works of art and objects, all conveniently for sale under one roof.


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Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair, organised by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association (ABA), will return from 16-18 September for its 65th edition, with 120 international dealers exhibiting at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea.



This October, after two years of onlineonly activity, PAD London returns to the capital for a week-long showcase of exceptional design. This high-profile event takes place every October on Berkeley Square, in the heart of London’s affluent Mayfair district.

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he Connaught on Carlos Place has unveiled a new hidden gem in the heart of the hotel – The Connaught Cigar Merchants. The intimate room is home to one of the finest cigar collections in London with exemplary spirits. Guests and customers can drop in and shop the collections or sit and sample the cigars with views of majestic Mount Street.

Guests enter The Connaught Cigar Merchants speakeasy-style via an unassuming door in the Red Room. An Italian crafted humidor spans the length of one wall, brimming with boxes of cigars. Lajca – one of only 33 ‘Masters of Havana Cigars’ in the world – has curated a collection of over 170 Cuban cigars spanning regular production to extremely rare and vintage varieties, showcasing Cuban tobacco craft at its very best. Highlights include the Cohiba Siglo VI Gran Reserva, one of the finest post-embargo cigars on the market, and Montecristo Sublimes – a highly sought-after, velvety-smooth smoke. Lajca and his team of Cigar Sommeliers will advise on helping to build personal collections and source bespoke requests.


the space, each with a fold down shelf hidden in its arm to be used for resting drinks. An outstanding feature is the Swiss extraction system, which through the floor and ceiling, silently and constantly cleans the air to stop the space getting too smoky. Lalique ashtrays and glassware, French crafted lighters, a sharp, velvet-jacketed team and the sounds of JazzHop combine to complete the ambiance.


Seven tan leather and walnut club chairs sit in

A collection of extremely rare spirits has been handpicked – ranging from vintage Japanese whisky to unique rums, to complement the cigars. A 42 year old blend of single malts has been produced to mark the opening of the Cigar Merchants, in a limited release of 200 bottles.

The Connaught Cigar Merchants opening times are 4pm – 1am Monday to Saturday and 2pm –10pm on Sunday. Guests must be 18 or

digital explorations, marking Artistic Director and Chief Executive Freddie OpokuAddaie’s first full festival.

Bringing the world’s most exciting international contemporary talent to stages across London and online for audiences worldwide, this year’s programme has a particular focus on intersectional, diverse, innovative, international and national female dancemakers.

“Bringing the world’s most exciting international contemporary talent to stages across London”

• This year’s family show, touring to 6 venues in London, including a first time visit to Studio 3 in Barking and Dagenham, is the UK premiere from de Stilte (Netherlands). Do-re-mi-ka-do creates a world where everyone can join the party, as sound, colour and movement combine to take family audiences into a limitless world of imagination

Georgia Tegou and Michalis Theophanous, Reverie. Image by Nikolas Louka

Live programme includes:

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• Alleyne Dance (UK) and the local community in Lewisham, are co-creating a brand new large-scale outdoor performance, Close to Home: The Mass Dance Event, which features an intergenerational cast of 200 - 400 performers (22 - 23 October)

Digital programme includes:

• Choreographer’s Cut with Hetain Patel, Saburo Teshigawara//KARAS and Wendy Houstoun

Linda Hayford. Image by Patrick Lombaert

Nora Chipaumire


• Georgia Tegou & Michalis Theophanous (Greece) open this year’s festival with a trip to a metaphorical universe in the UK Premiere of new work Reverie (7 - 8 October)

• Italian performer, director and choreographer Chiara Bersani (Italy) brings her award-winning work Seeking Unicorns to the National Gallery for its London Premiere (22 - 23 October)

• Joy Alpuerto Ritter (Germany), Linda Hayford (France) and Luiz de Abreu & Calixto Neto’s (Brazil) perform at new-to-the-festival venue Brixton House in Change Tempo, a specially curated mixed bill exploring themes of transformation, transmission and representation (12 - 13 October)

• Films from Abby Z & the New Utility, SAY, nora chipaumire and Oona Doherty

London’s annual flagship international contemporary dance festival. From 7 - 23 October 2022

where play is encouraged, and creativity knows no boundaries (15 - 23 October)

• Sound In Motion Podcast Series featuring Amy May, Mikey J Asante, and Vince Lamagna

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• Award-winning choreographer Oona Doherty (Northern Ireland) makes her Sadler’s Wells debut, returning to Dance Umbrella with the UK premiere of her latest, large-scale work Navy Blue (21- 22 October)

• Multi award-winning international artist, Nora Chipaumire (Zimbabwe/USA) makes her Dance Umbrella debut at Bernie Grant Arts Centre with the World Premiere of ShebenDUB an audiovisual dub culture adventure (13 - 14 October)

• Panel discussions with Candoco and Boy Blue

“Floral Couturier has been fortunate and have had the opportunity to work with prestigious, high profile clients and win awards”

Floral Couturier has been fortunate and have had the opportunity to work with prestigious, high profile clients and win awards. Some of the successes of Floral Couturier include:

• Events, ranging from exclusive VIP, glamourous weddings and Christmas parties –designing and planning the entire party, ensuring client’s receive exceptional service.


• Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal 2016

• Children in Need Charity Event

• Installations for Flagship Stores and Boutique Hotels – offering both, fresh and artificial flower installations, which will help businesses to bring clients and boost their brand.

• Bitcoin Party

What differentiates Floral Couturier from other florists, is that they have a skilled and talented team who is passionate and shower their work with love. The florist services are available for both, individual and corporate clients, covering:

• Private households and events – offering


The owner was trained in Japan and Russia in the art of boutique floristry. Floral Couturier source the elegant blooms from the growers in The Netherlands, which means they use only the freshest and most natural flowers, so the clients know that every piece will last a long time. This has helped Floral Couturier to gain impressive reputation for every event they work on to look unforgettable.

• The Elite London Aviation Show

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weekly household contracts, where client’s wishes are carefully listened to.

loral Couturier creates the most luxurious floral decorations for clients with magnificent taste for a flower style.

Operating since 2005, Floral Couturier is successfully based in the heart of London’s West End and has more than 16 years of experience in creating the most elegant floral decorations for glamorous events, businesses and individual households who appreciate the exceptional things in life, elegance and style.


The must-visit event for leading international decorators and designers shopping for furniture, accessories and art to fulfil projects for clients, The Decorative Fair is also beloved by private buyers in search of individual style and decorating ideas, and attracts collectors of beautiful objects and works of art. The breadth and scope of choice is unmatched by any other UK fair, encompassing unusual and well-lived decorative pieces to the finest in antique and 20th century craftsmanship. Source furnishings, objects, textiles and art for

The Organisers are broadening buyers’ horizons further still with a new, curated Contemporary section upstairs on the Mezzanine. Find some of the UK’s leading dealers in modern craft and design, presenting exciting, creative works for collecting and decorating with, in a host of materials from ceramic to glass, metal and textile, from avant garde to artisan, by the best artists of today.

Admission: £20 on Opening Day, £10 thereafter, and free from 4pm daily. For more details and to book online, visit



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Open from 12pm-8pm on Tuesday 4 October, and from 11am daily through Sunday 9 October; closing times vary.

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every room in the home, along with architectural pieces, garden artefacts and statuary for the garden. Antique jewellery and watches can be found alongside vintage couture bags and scarves for a personal treat. Affordable glass and table ware, vases, porcelain and ceramics make unusual gift ideas. There is truly something to suit every taste and budget at The Decorative Fair.


Also on the Mezzanine, with great views across the Park, the Fair welcomes Bacus, a new destination restaurant and bar serving fine food and wine for leisurely lunches – all with the emphasis on excellence, freshness, international flavours and great service. The duo behind the new restaurant is Richmond-based City Wine Collection Ltd and Kapucin Café, well-loved local institutions now bringing their ultimate hospitality experience to Battersea.

he Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair returns to Battersea Park for its Autumn outing. A benchmark of classic interior looks, 140 exhibitors offer the finest and most exciting collection of antiques and period design, works of art and objects, all conveniently for sale under one roof.

covered in a vintage handwoven Uzbek Ikat textile

The best hunting ground for Antiques and 20th Century Design for Interior Decoration, plus Fine and Decorative Arts from Classical to Contemporary

The Goodwood Revival is the world’s greatest historic motor race meeting, and the only sporting event of its kind to be staged entirely in a period theme. More than just an unrivalled weekend of historic racing, it is an immersive celebration of a less disposable world, where “make do and mend” was a way of life rather than a casual slogan.


xperience racing action and glamorous style as the Goodwood Motor Circuit opens its doors to the world of classic racing with a vintage twist.

from across the spectrum of motorsport and this year is no exception, with almost 30 different racing championships due to be represented at the Revival. From the world of Formula 1 will be World Champions Jenson Button, Damon Hill and Sir Jackie Stewart, alongside former and current IndyCar drivers Max Chilton, Scott Dixon, Dario Franchitti and Jimmie Johnson, whilst on two wheels, iconic riders such as Peter Hickman and Gary Johnson. The Revival will host a trio of honorary celebrations as they welcome timeless classics from Ferrari and Austin and pay tribute to motor racing icon Graham Hill.

“As always, the Goodwood Revival will showcase some of the most exquisite classic cars, motorcycles and planes, with an extraordinary weekend of historic racing”

As always, the Goodwood Revival will showcase some of the most exquisite classic cars, motorcycles and planes, with an extraordinary weekend of historic racing. Those set to race are the likes of the Jaguar E-Type, Ferrari 250 SWB, Aston Martin DB4 GT and an impressive 30 MG Bs.

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All the cars are original, having been lovingly maintained since new, many of the outfits have been handed down through generations, and even the retailers specialise in pre-owned artefacts – everything from clothes and accessories to automobilia and books.



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Revival, Friday 16 - Sunday 18 September 2022

Goodwood, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0PX

Tickets are limited and can be purchased at or by calling the Ticket Office on 01243 755055.



Arguably the most competitive race over the weekend, the Settrington Cup, first seen at the Goodwood Revival in 2012, has become a firm favourite amongst visitors and of course the youngsters! As Goodwood celebrate a heart-warming 10 years of the beloved race, they will be joined by budding young racers aged between four and 11 as they take to their classic Austin J40 pedal cars.


Away from the track, visitors can also enjoy the display at March Motor Works. This year the display will include a Rolls-Royce Phantom 2 Continental, BMW 28 GMC1, and an R5 motorcycle which belongs to The Duke of Richmond himself, whose grandfather bought it in 1936.


Bringing to life the ‘Make Do and Mend’ ethos, you can see their fabulous Revival community thrift, borrow and restyle items to embrace the glamorous styles of the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s.

This year, they are launching the new Revive & Thrive Village, hosting a spectacular line-up of workshops, demonstrations, talks and exhibitions. This new event area will present a modern take on the post-war attitude as an antidote to today’s disposable culture.

Fun for all the family continues Over The Road (quite literally!) as visitors to the event can enjoy all kinds of festivities whether that’s making the most of the vintage fairground, exploring the Revival High Street or joining in with live music and dancing. Also don’t miss the Revival Cinema presented by Sky Cinema, there will be something for everyone - which classic are you hoping to catch?

It is, proudly, the world’s biggest and most glamorous second-hand event.



salt, yeast), along with the trade secrets behind an array of doughs and loaves.

After the class, participants move next door to the dining room for a light lunch and a glass of wine to toast the morning’s efforts. Along with armfuls of freshly baked goods, recipe cards, a Sauce by The Langham apron and a canvas tote bag, pupils leave the class with the confidence to recreate their bakes at home.

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Held in The Langham’s rustic, farmhouse-style cookery school kitchen, budding bakers are carefully guided through of a variety of bakes, including tiger bread, focaccia, milk buns and soda bread. Guests have the chance to watch Millie and Frances create the bakes, step-by-step, before using a few simple ingredients to craft their very own loaves and buns. Students can master all the top tips and tricks for kneading, rolling and shaping bread, and learn the ins and outs of classic loaves, enriched doughs, poolish, wholegrain and heritage bakes.




espite the proliferation of breadmaking in recent years, many still find the process daunting and timeconsuming, especially now that we have returned to our busy pre-pandemic lifestyles. This is where Sauce by The Langham’s new breadmaking classes come in, with guests baking a variety of different loaves from start to finish, all over the course of one morning.

Led by Kitchen Manager Millie Simpson, and assisted by bread baking expert Frances Aizlewood, the classes kicked off on 27 August, with a second class on 16 September. Sauce by The Langham’s half day bread classes is hosted by Frances who uses invaluable knowledge to teach the four pillars of bread making (flour, water,

£150 per person, including a welcome tea or coffee, a light lunch and wine.

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Bubble armchair by Léa Mestres, 2021 Courtesy of Léa Mestres and Galerie Scène Ouverte Photo credit: Bastien Gomez


PAD offers visitors the opportunity to both immerse themselves and purchase museum quality objects with a fascinating history behind them.

Zappy console n°615, 2020 Spider wardrobe n°566, 2020 Electron floor lamp n°58, 2020

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international galleries and jewellery houses which will make their debuts at the fair.


AA permanent fixture on Paris and London’s vibrant art and design circuits, PAD fair has become a byword for connoisseurship, exquisite taste and curatorial flair. With their distinct approach to collecting, PAD fairs epitomise how artistic genres across time and periods interact to reveal astonishing combinations and create the most individual and striking interiors.

Aqua Fossil table lamp by Amarist Studio, 2021 Courtesy of Amarist Studio and Priveekollektie

Berkeley Square, Mayfair. 10-16 October 2022

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10 – 16 October 2022

his October, after two years of onlineonly activity, PAD London returns to the capital for a week-long showcase of exceptional design. This high-profile event takes place every October on Berkeley Square, in the heart of London’s affluent Mayfair district.Founded in 2007 by fourth-generation Parisian antique dealer Patrick Perrin, PAD London is the only fair in the UK exclusively dedicated to Contemporary, 20th Century Design and Decorative Arts. Celebrating craftsmanship and innovation, the fair’s 14th edition will once again delight art and design lovers with a world-class selection of works spanning contemporary and decorative arts. From major cities across Europe, North America and Asia they are coming together to offer an exceptional panorama of the most coveted and iconic works available on the market today. 18 new exhibitors join 67 returning galleries and include Francis Sultana (London), Charles Zana (Paris), Cristina Grajales (New York) and Galerie Gabriel et Guillaume (Beirut).


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Sprout by Randy Polumbo, 2018 Courtesy of Randy Polumbo and Cristina Grajales

Bird stool-sculpture by Abel Cárcamo Courtesy of Abel Cárcamo and 88 Gallery

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Faithful to the distinctive flair and originality that forged PAD’s reputation over the years, this highly anticipated edition will premiere outstanding works by emerging and iconic talents, while also shedding light on rare, age-old techniques, new sustainable crafts and innovative materials that inform design today. Many of the visionary exhibitors who have contributed to PAD’s prestige are returning, joined by prominent

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Play: This sector is every kid’s dream, filled to the brim with the most original design-led toys, gifts, fashion and furniture that we know you’ll adore! Exhibitors include Bob & Blossom, Clockwork Soldier and Eggnogg.

Craft: Here you will find a range of accessories and lifestyle products that truly define what it means to be one of a kind. Exhibitors include A Little Trinket, Edit Juhasz Ceramics and No Shrinking Violet.


Launchpad: Launchpad aims to shine the spotlight on the freshest new talent the industry has to offer to help you curate a distinctive, out-ofthis-world offering ahead of the upcoming season. Exhibitors include Ickaprint, Kam Creates and The Make Arcade.

Gift: Explore the expertly-curated selection of products in our gift sector to discover and secure a unique offering ahead of the upcoming gifting season. Exhibitors include Aery Ltd, Block and Lund London.

Finally, Top Drawer is honoured to champion new exciting talent within the industry and is thrilled to once again be partnering with University of Arts London, Europe’s leading and largest art and design university. In addition to UAL exhibitors, emerging designers from the Young Furniture Makers will also be showcasing their inspirational designs at the A/W22 show. This is a brilliant opportunity for both students and recent graduates to shine a spotlight on their products, increase their brand exposure and generate new business contacts by interacting with both major and independent retailers from the UK and beyond.

From 11-13 September, Olympia London

Wellbeing: Little lifts that provide moments of bliss, this collection highlights some of the most indulgent and exquisite brands that are redefining self-care. Exhibitors include Chilliwinter, FRUU Cosmetics and OLOR.


Home: Hand-picked by our experts, this collection showcases the latest and greatest brands that the interiors and décor industry has to offer. Exhibitors include Bronte By Moon, Hannah Turner Ceramics and Forma House Limited.

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oasting an extensive range of brands to discover across nine curated sectors, Top Drawer’s A/W22 show is set to be THE destination for buyers looking to redefine and revitalise their offerings for the season ahead. From 11-13 September, visitors can explore the different sectors spread throughout the great halls of Olympia London and see what they have to offer.

Fashion: Featuring everything from wardrobe staples to the perfect finishing touches, this collection boasts a range of products and brands to complement every style and find inspiration for the season ahead. Exhibitors include Alex Monroe,

Estella Bartlett Ltd and Rory Hutton London.

Food Emporium: With an extensive line-up of brands and artisanal eats to discover, this sector is an absolute feast for the foodies among us. Exhibitors include; Coco Chocolatier, Edinburgh Honey Co and Popcorn Kitchen.

Greetings Cards & Stationery: This vibrant sector includes a range of beautiful cards, paper, pens and more for every kind of buyer. Exhibitors include East End Prints, Oh Deer Ltd and Pavilion.

looks by legendary designers and rising stars are displayed alongside historical treasures from the V&A’s collections and landmark loans: classical sculptures, Renaissance paintings, iconic photographs, and powerful film and performance.Outfitsworn by familiar faces are interspersed throughout, from Harry Styles, Billy Porter and Sam Smith to David Bowie and Marlene Dietrich.

ashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear is the first major V&A exhibition to celebrate the power, artistry and diversity of masculine attire and appearance.



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Innovative creations and diverse representations highlight and celebrate the multiplicities of masculine sartorial self-expression, dressing beyond the Fashioningbinary.Masculinities opened with a Craig Green SS2021 ensemble of a deconstructed suit, alluding to the construction and deconstruction of both the masculine body and conventions of masculinity, a theme that is central throughout the show.Undressed will explore the male body and underwear in a utopian dreamscape, whilst Overdressed will take visitors into the elite masculine wardrobe in a sumptuous, immersive space with courtly grandeur, featuring oversized silhouettes, abundant colour, and lavish materials. Redressed includes a section on leather showing how designers like Tom Ford for Gucci and Donatella Versace took their interest to a new place, whilst a series of frock coats from the photographyAndMcQueenbydaycenturymid-nineteenthtothepresentincludeexamplesPrada,AlexanderandRafSimons.alongsideisextensiveshowingchanging

V&A exhibition celebrates masculine attire. Sainsbury Gallery, until 6 November 2022

The show traces how menswear has been fashioned and refashioned over the centuries, and how designers, tailors and artists – and their clients and sitters – have constructed and performed masculinity, and unpicked it at the seams. Fashioning Masculinities presents around 100 looks and 100 artworks, displayed thematically across three galleries - Undressed, Overdressed, andContemporaryRedressed.

styles and attitudes, from Oscar Wilde, Claude Cahun and Cecil Beaton to The Beatles and Sam Smith.

Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear runs from until 6 November 2022.

Clockwise from top left: Jean-Baptiste Belley, 2014. Courtesy MAGNIN-A Gallery, Paris. © Omar Victor Diop; Harris Reed Fluid Romanticism 001. Photographer Giovanni Corabi; Gucci Pre-Fall 2019 Men’s Tailoring Campaign. Courtesy of Gucci; Sam Smith photographed by Alasdair McLellan, 2020



Delivering projects from concept through to completion, each space exudes warmth and sophistication; from clean lines and framed views to the placement of screens, bespoke pieces and the layering of textures. HELENA CLUNIES-ROSS

Helena Clunies-Ross Design is a New York and London-based international design studio, specialising in high-end residential and hospitality design.

Open House Festival 2022 celebrates 30th anniversary with bumper line-up


• Music performances from a Sofar Soundscurated gig at the Aga Khan Centre in Kings Cross and DJ sets in Bexley’s Old Library, to a demonstration of a historic William Hill organ in Aldgate and Swahili choir.


• Tours of unique buildings rarely open to the public including the Bank of England, ROOM an inhabitable sculpture by Anthony Gormley forming part of Mayfair’s Beaumont Hotel, and the Leathersellers’ Hall livery company building refurbished by Eric Parry Architects.

Thursday 8 September - Wednesday 21 September.

• Demonstrations of amazing infrastructure including the remarkable new Rolling Bridge designed by Tom Randall-Page at Cody Dock in Canning Town, the 1888 Beam Engine in South Tottenham, and the ‘palace of poo’, Abbey Mills Pumping Station.

Highlights from the 30th anniversary Open House Festival programme include:

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he world’s largest celebration of special buildings and neighbourhoods, Open House Festival will turn 30 this September with a fortnight-long programme of tours, free events and publications exploring London’s housing, architecture and landscapes.The30th anniversary festival will feature its most diverse mix of events to date including tours of buildings never before opened to the public, music performances in unique and hidden spaces, and the publication of London Feeds Itself, a new book exploring the capital’s food culture.


• Walking and cycling tours across the city exploring London’s heritage such as a Westminster family trail about the capital’s forgotten history of black Tudors, a walking tour in the City of London examining the links between historic architecture and the transatlantic slave trade, and a cycle tour traversing the Royal Docks – the new home of the Mayor of London.

• The introduction of nine headline neighbourhoods with specially-curated programmes of free events at each in Aldgate, East Ham, Greenwich Peninsula, South Tottenham, Somers Town, Battersea, Walworth, Shepherd’s Bush, and Cambridge Heath.

• Tours of pioneering one-off houses including the David Adjaye-designed Fog House in Clerkenwell, the Khan Bonshek-designed Two-up Two-down House in Stratford, The Straw Bale House by Sarah Wigglesworth and Jeremy Till in Camden, and Richard and Su Rogers’ high-tech house in Wimbledon.

At the National Army Museum, The History Tellers will bring history to life through a series of performances. From dinosaurs to Dunkirk, children and adults alike will have their imaginations captured with these live shows recreating historical moments.

Returning for the 2nd year is an immersive experience in Burton Court, Royal Hospital Road, where living historians will bring London’s incredible past to life. Train in medieval combat at the Plantagenet-period Sword School before travelling down the street to meet Tudors, Georgians and 17th-century citizens

Band of the Scots Guards at the Chelsea Physic Garden.

Pond dipping at the Chelsea Physic Garden Open Day. copyright James McCauley

ounded in 2019, the Chelsea History Festival is a partnership between the National Army Museum, the Royal Hospital Chelsea and Chelsea Physic Garden. It aims to bring the past to life through immersive events, featuring storytellers and performers from different walks of life. Set across venues along the historic Royal Hospital Road, the Festival creates a stage for world-class speakers and authors for a celebration of history.



Chelsea Physic Garden

The festival will mark key historic anniversaries including: the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with talks from Robert Hardman, journalist and author of Queen of Our Times; and official BBC historian, Robert Seatter will present The BBC at 100 to mark the centenary of the British Broadcasting Corporation.

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of London. Meet soldiers that served in the First and Second World War and those currently serving in the British Army. The Royal Hospital Chelsea, home of the iconic veterans of the British Army, will open its doors for public tours led by the Chelsea Pensioners on 21 and 23 September. Tickets cost £15 and can be purchased in advance.


17 - 25 September 2022

Across the opening weekend, the festival will host events and talks aimed at families. Much-loved children’s authors Iszi Lawrence and awardwinning Tom Palmer will give talks on their latest books: Billy Swift Takes Flight and Resist: One Girl’s Fight Back Against the Nazis respectively.


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A talk by Jacek Wajer, Curator of the General Herbarium at the NHM will discuss the impact of Miller’s collection and the Chelsea Physic Garden. Miller was Head Gardener at Chelsea Physic Garden from 1722 to 1770.

On 24 & 25 September, Chelsea Physic Garden, the oldest botanic garden in London, will open its doors free of charge exclusively for the Festival. Visitors can take part in activities including pond dipping, planting, and storytelling, as well as enjoy the delights of the Physic Garden Café.

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menu, available from 11:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday. Guests will be able to indulge in an array of mouth-watering savoury and sweet treats, including mizuna & cucumber salad with sesame & yuzu dressing, hot & sour chicken with plum spring onion, and soft serve ice cream with mango sauce and chocolate pearls to finish.



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Alex Kolovos, General Manger at The Ivy Asia, Chelsea says: “We are delighted to be collaborating with our neighbours at Duck & Dry with our limited-edition Lunch Stack & Blow Dry package. We look forward to welcoming guests into the restaurant.”

ocated on London’s fashionable King’s Road, The Ivy Asia, Chelsea is delighted to be collaborating with one of the borough’s most prestigious hair salons, Duck & Dry. From Monday, 22 August until Friday, 30 September, guests will be able to enjoy a limitededition, blow dry & lunch experience designed to tantalise and delight the senses.

The Ivy Asia, Chelsea collaborates with neighbours Duck & Dry to create the perfect day out to remember

Whether treating friends or family, or spending the day with loved ones, The Ivy Asia, Chelsea and Duck & Dry are offering a limited-edition Blow Dry & Lunch package, (priced at £70.00 per person). Diners will be able to enjoy a luxurious wash and blow dry by one of the salon’s professionally-trained stylists, before enjoying a glass of Prosecco and the restaurant’s Lunch Stack


to curate her standout selection of the best and brightest artistic talent to emerge from UK art schools this year.

Affordable Art Fair is gearing up for an unmissable Autumn edition in London’s Battersea Park, showcasing the best in affordable contemporary art under a ceiling price of £7,500.

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Be first to see all the fun of the fair at the Private View, enjoy art after dark with drinks, DJs and more at Thursday and Friday Lates, or bring the whole family along to Family Hour at the weekend.Explore a dedicated space for works to take home for under £500.


Affordable Art Fair returns to Battersea with art for all this Autumn.


he Affordable Art Fair returns to Battersea Park this autumn with the 22nd instalment of its flagship fair from 20 – 23 October. Packed with 1,000s of original artworks from over 110 galleries, whether you’re after the next big thing or simply on the hunt for a bold and bright print to freshen up your space, head to Battersea this autumn to discover the joy of collecting art.

Battersea Park, 20 – 23 October 2022

Continuing the fair’s tradition to help emerging artists break into the art market, Affordable Art Fair has joined forces with Nephertiti Oboshie Schandorf, Artistic Director of Peckham Platform,


With 1,000s of original artworks on offer from household names alongside up and coming talent, this edition offers a mighty selection of contemporary art in all styles, from print and photography, to sculpture, painting and mixedmedia.Alongside over 110 exhibitors, visitors can enjoy special installations, a showcase of cutting-edge graduate talent, augmented reality performances, family activities and much more.

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The Ocean Film Festival originated in Australia, with the aim of inspiring people to explore, respect, enjoy and protect the oceans. As well as captivating films, each screening will see a free prize giveaway to win ocean-related goodies. The UK tour works with two fantastic charity partners: the Marine Conservation Society and Surfers Against Sewage.

From big wave surfing to tiger shark conservation, the Ocean Film Festival is a cinematic celebration of the planet’s oceans, with inspirational short films from above and beneath the“Divewaves.into a night of wild seafaring voyages and astounding marine life – without getting your feet wet!” says tour director Nell Teasdale. “We’re so excited to be bringing this brand-new collection of captivating films to ocean loving audiences around the UK – and we guarantee you’ll be inspired to have an ocean adventure of your own too.”

ll aboard for mesmerising ocean adventure! The Ocean Film Festival World Tour is bringing a new collection of the world’s best ocean-themed films to venues around the UK this autumn.

Nationwide tour, September – November 2022. London: Union Chapel - 18th, 20th & 21st October

Father of three Brendon Prince, from South Devon, attempts to become the first person ever to stand-up paddleboard around mainland Britain – a challenge that many have tried, but none have achieved. Circumnavigate joins Brendan on his gruelling journey around Britain’s spectacular and often treacherous coastline, in an attempt to break five world records and raise awareness for water safety education

More than 20 years ago, conservationist and diver Jim Abernethy discovered the ‘affectionate’ side of large predatory sharks after removing a fishing hook from the jaws of a tiger shark. Since then he has removed thousands of hooks from sharks in the warm, clear waters off the Bahamas, and has brought divers to safely encounter these apex predators with the goal of de-stigmatising sharks as mindless killers.

Ocean Film Festival World Tour splashes into the UK this autumn!


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nspired by the catwalks of London Fashion Week and paying tribute to The Long Gallery which runs the length of The Ritz from the hotel’s entrance to Green Park, The Rivoli Bar at The Ritz has created The Rivoli Catwalk cocktail that deliciously integrates both the stylish art deco design of the bar with the history of fashion.

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Ideal for sharing, the cocktail is served in a glass shoe in celebration of the American actress Tallulah Bankhead who once famously sipped champagne from her shoe at The Ritz! Composed of Gin, Rose Liqueur, Vetiver Essence, and mixed with raspberry cordial, dry vermouth, The Rivoli Catwalk is finished with Laurent Perrier Rosé Champagne and elegantly garnished with rose petals and edible pearls. Priced at £55 for two people sharing.

Available exclusively in The Rivoli Bar during London Fashion Week, 16th – 20th September.

Due to The Rivoli Bar’s intimate design, please be advised they operate a walk-in policy, subject to availability.


“Ideal for sharing, the cocktail is served in a glass shoe in celebration of the American actress Tallulah Bankhead who once famously sipped champagne from her shoe at The Ritz”

The Rivoli Bar is stylishly designed to create the impression of walking into a golden jewellery box, an intimate cocktail lounge bar providing

Perfectly located in the heart of London’s West End, The Ritz is moments from the finest shopping destinations the Capital has to offer, including the luxury designer brands of Bond Street and Regent Street and the unique and quintessentially British boutiques of Jermyn Street. Throughout its distinguished history, the iconic hotel has been at the heart of London society and continues to play host to Royalty, aristocracy, stars of stage and screen and countless other discerning guests. The first and only hotel to have received a Royal Warrant from His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales.,150PiccadillyLondon,W1J9BR

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a dazzling oasis away from the bustling London Mayfair streets. Their friendly bar staff will mix up a cocktail of your choice or impress you with one of their other delicious creations from their cocktail bar menu, together with their wonderful dining. There is also an impressive selection of wines and Champagnes to sample as well as a menu with dining options ranging from club sandwiches to caviar.

Friday 23 September - Masterclass with Royal Florist, Shane Connolly and Flower Farmer Polly Nicholson

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Strawberry Hill House Flower Festival returns sponsored Teddington.

Enjoy meeting many of the floral designers, followed by a Masterclass by Royal Florist, Shane Connolly as he creates floral arrangements of stunning seasonal flowers and foliages grown by artisan flower farmer, Polly Nicholson of Bayntun Flowers in Wiltshire. Shane holds Royal Warrants of appointment to HM The Queen and HRH The Prince of Wales and is possibly best known for decorating Westminster Abbey for the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Doors open at 6.15pm, Demonstration at 7.30pm. Standard Adult Ticket £25 Members / Patrons £20. Students £20

Friday 23 – Sunday 25 September, 11am – 5pm

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The Flower Festival is produced for the first time this year in association with Flowers from the Farm, the award-winning membership organisation championing artisan growers of local, seasonal British cut flowers.

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Shining a spotlight on the beauty, variety and versatility of the fresh and dried flowers and foliage’s cultivated by British flower farmers, the Flower Festival gives free creative rein to the invited florists to share their artistry, expertise, and passion for sustainable floral design in design installations and floral demonstrations throughout the remarkable Gothic manor house.


he Strawberry Hill House Flower Festival, curated by Leigh Chappell & Janne Ford, returns for a fourth successive year this September with a spectacular showcase of the very best of Britishgrown flowers, foam-free sustainable floristry, and the design creativity of the UK’s leading floral designers.Strawberry Hill House offers a breath-taking setting for the Flower Festival, shining a spotlight on the beauty, variety and versatility of the fresh and dried flowers and foliage cultivated by British flower farmers. The Flower Festival gives free creative rein to the invited florists to share their artistry, expertise, and passion for sustainable floral design. With vividly decorated or gilded rooms, illuminated by beautifully shaped windows, complete with stained glass, Strawberry Hill House in Twickenham offers a breath-taking setting for the three-day Flower Festival.

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Opening its door in time for autumn’s most inspiring design event is Ralph Lauren Home who has chosen Design Centre, Chelsea for its flagship store for home. More new arrivals to expect at Focus/22 include Philippe Hurel, a name synonymous with French craftmanship; acclaimed


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Reflecting a commitment to connect, converse and create, visitors will enjoy a specially curated programme. Meet-the-designer sessions, artisan demonstrations, design discovery tours and much more will explore the stories behind the designs. The Conversations in Design talk series will excel with a stellar line-up of talks, panel discussions and business-focused sessions with A-list speakers including Bryan O’Sullivan, Emma SimsHilditch, New York based designer Billy Cotton and Nicky Haslam; all providing conversations and in-depth analysis to keep the design industry competitive and connected. Meanwhile, the Access All Areas showroom events will give visitors the opportunity to meet the world-class designers, thinkers and makers driving the best in design today.



Focus/22 will be brimming with creative ideas, inspiration and insights at this autumn’s unmissable interior design event. Trade visitors and design lovers from around the world are invited to experience the energy and excitement of the new season collections from 600 global brands at Europe’s premier design destination, with more than 100 events, including workshops, talks and demonstrations.

The ultimate international design and decoration show at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. 19 - 23 September 2022



Focus/22 at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is a show that champions creativity and excellence, where connections are created, and ideas are shared.


Adding another layer to the offering will be a raft of pop-up ‘House Guests’, who will only be in situ for the duration of the show and offer more ways to encounter remarkable talent from leading design brands. There are also specially commissioned installations and dining experiences to enjoy, including the Design Restaurant by Social Pantry.

design studio of Martin Brudnizki; Pavoni, purveyors of the finest Italian leathers; Antique Modern Mix with its eclectic selection of mid-20th century pieces and antiques, and Robert Langford whose timeless furniture has a contemporary edge. There will be innovative, handcrafted designs from Modern British Kitchens, while Huma Kitchens will offer a luxury design service for kitchens and bespoke joinery


Miniature Railway will be picking up passengers over the course of the weekend, so make sure to buy your ticket on the day and go for a ride. The programme of events, talks and activities varies across the four days, so please check the London Transport Museum website for the latest programme.TheDepot shop will also be open offering exclusive gifts and souvenirs, from moquette pattern socks, scarves and cushions, to framed posters, limited-edition prints and authentic Underground signs. Refreshments will be available from Mini Bean Coffee.


Across the Open Days, visitors can hear from members of London Transport Museum’s curatorial team who will lift the lid on the work they do to care for the huge range of collection objects, from London’s first red Routemaster bus to historic maps and signs, and even a futuristic prototype Tube train from 1986. Depot Discovery tours of both the bus or train sheds are a must to learn about the heritage vehicles that are stored at theTheDepot.perennially popular London Transport

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ondon Transport Museum’s Depot has been open to the public since 1999, but very few people know the full history about how the Depot, which houses more than 320,000 objects from the Museum’s collection, came into existence. As part of London Transport Museum’s final Depot Open Days for 2022, visitors can hear from a range of Museum historians and curators, transport experts and volunteers about what it takes to keep a collection store of this size running smoothly.

Timed tickets to visit the London Transport Museum Depot must be booked in advance online. Adult tickets cost £15 and tickets for children cost £7.50. Kids aged 3 and under go free. Concession rates are also available. If you are a local resident living in Ealing, Hounslow or Hillingdon, take advantage of reduced residents rate tickets - £10 for adult and £5 for children.

The ‘Depot Unlocked’ Open Days are taking place on Thursday 22 September to Sunday 25 September at London Transport Museum Depot in Acton Town, west London.

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The 2022 Festival will once again shine a bold new light on the city and make the familiar fresh through its programme of sensational, must-experience installations; museum exhibits; the Design Districts which highlight clusters of creative activity across the capital; and the Global Design Forum, the Festival’s thought leadership programme which will bring together creative leaders to exchange ideas and solutions for some of the most pressing issues of our time.


LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

Since its initiation in 2003, the Festival’s vision has been to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world. It has played a key role in the growth of the design industry, bolstering London’s position as a global destination for business, culture and tourism, and contributed to the UK’s reputation as a creative powerhouse. As one of the world’s leading design events, the Festival has also served as the blueprint for design weeks and festivals globally and continues to be a key moment on the cultural calendar.

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contributed an estimated £118 million in GVA to the London economy, 2,992 FTE jobs and a much needed platform for over 2,500 businesses by delivering audiences directly to the doors of both small and established creative businesses.

his year, London Design Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary, returning to the capital with a thought-provoking programme of events, exhibitions and installations. The Festival will once again provide a platform for designers and creative businesses to showcase their work, and will invite a global audience to discover the breadth and diversity of talent found in London and across the UK.

A truly democratic event, the Festival is predominantly free and audiences have increased year-on-year with the 2019 Festival reaching 1.1 million visits by 600,000 visitors, with more than one third of them from overseas, representing 75 countries. In addition, the 2019 Festival


“Since its initiation in 2003, the Festival’s vision has been to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world”



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In addition to the many returning exhibitors, Firsts London will welcome 49 new dealers for the first time. Among these is Sam Fogg, a leading dealer in the art of the European Middle Ages, who will be exhibiting a selection of illuminated medieval manuscripts.

Preview night: Thursday 15 September, 5pm - 9pm

A number of the items featured at the Fair represent watershed moments in translation. The first Russian translation of Karl Marx’s Das Kapital will also appear at the fair, exhibited by Maggs Bros. This is the first translation of the book in any language and, given its influence on world history, arguably the most important.

scientists who, following their ground-breaking discoveries, found themselves opposed by religious or state authorities. Sophia Rare Books will exhibit a first edition of Nicolaus Copernicus’ De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres), priced at £2Themillion.Fair will also showcase illustrious examples of censored fiction. A true first edition in Russian of Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak will be exhibited by bookseller Peter Harrington, who will also be presenting a signed first edition of Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses.



16-18 September 2022, Saatchi Gallery, SW3

This year’s theme for the Fair ‘Banned Books’ was inspired by the 100th anniversary of the publication of Ulysses - one of the most famous censored books in modern times - but also responds to contemporary conversations around censorship across literature, the media and online. Examples of ‘Banned Books’ across the centuries including both fiction and non-fiction will be exhibited alongside other extraordinary books, manuscripts and ephemera. Among them, exhibited by BAS BOOKS. a signed first edition of D. H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover privately published in 1928, and the first openly published Penguin edition (1961)

As well as books, the fair will also include a number of fascinating rare objects and memorabilia.

irsts: London’s Rare Book Fair, organised by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association (ABA), will return from 16-18 September for its 65th edition, with 120 international dealers exhibiting at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea.

Firsts London will feature important works by

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Philharmonia will perform Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No. 3.

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Following on from the 2022 London Art Week theme of ‘Music and Dance’, where the Philharmonia performed works in Cromwell Place’s iconic Lavery Studio, both organisations are thrilled to announce four concerts across the autumn and a further two concerts in early 2023. The concerts will be held in Cromwell Place’s Pavilion Gallery, their largest space, and their historical Lavery Studio, the former studio of prominent British society painter John Lavery (1856-1941).Membersof the Philharmonia have formed ensembles and selected music to reflect the themes of the changing exhibitions at Cromwell Place.

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October’s recital is inspired by a range of exhibitions as part of Asian Art in London. It explores the crosscurrents between East Asian and Western culture, with Debussy’s String Quartet, music by Philip Glass taken from his soundtrack to the film Mishima and Toru Takemitsu’s arrangement of the jazz standard Autumn Leaves.

In September, to accompany an exhibition exploring transcendence, tenderness and queer ecology through the lens of Donna Summer’s 1978 disco arrangement of the seminal song, the

To coincide with the National Portrait Gallery’s 2022 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize in the Pavilion Gallery in November, the players have chosen Johannes Brahms’s Horn Trio. Brahms’s choice of violin, piano and horn, the three instruments he learned as a child, and his exploration of different facets of bereavement after the death of his mother, make this something of a musical self-portrait. This is music full of emotion, from deeply-felt grief to the warmth of happyAndmemories.inDecember, string quartets by Mozart and Beethoven create a soundworld fit for exhibitions showcasing works by Old Masters being staged across a range of galleries throughout the Cromwell Place buildings.

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fter a successful collaboration during London Art Week, the Philharmonia and Cromwell Place have announced a residency partnership throughout autumn and early 2023.

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Philharmonia Orchestra announces new Autumn residency at Cromwell Place, SW7

The theatre interior was inspired by Nica’s visit to Epidaurus when young. She says “I was standing on the stage of this great ancient theatre at 8 o’clock - show time - as the last rays of a golden sun were coming through the trees and the stars were starting to twinkle in an indigo sky. It was magic. Epidaurus is one of the greatest theatres in the world and the plays of ancient Greece are still part of our theatre heritage today. The interior of @sohoplace reflects these colours and when you walk through the theatre you walk under crystal star lights, laid out in constellations. When you pass the building, look up to the terrace and you will see the constellations shine.”


The auditorium sits directly above Crossrail’s new Elizabeth line and the existing Northern and Central lines at Tottenham Court Road station, a major transport hub. Totalling 285,000 square feet it is a mixed development with the theatre at its heart, offices and retail and a fantastic new piazza, an ideal meeting place for Londoners to start their day or night out in the West End. Derwent London picked a first-class team to overcome the engineering challenges of building a theatre immediately above three tube lines and Crossrail’s large extractor fan to achieve perfect acoustics in

Owned by Nica Burns OBE, a multi-awardwinning theatre producer and operated by Nimax Theatres, there will be a state-of-the-art new and flexible 602-seat auditorium with perfect sightlines, acoustics and creatives’ floor with rehearsal room, actors’ Green Room, bar and terrace.

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he first new build West End theatre in 50 years, opens this Autumn. @sohoplace is adjacent to the site of the old Astoria theatre which was demolished to build Crossrail, and close to Tottenham Court Road station at the heart of Derwent London’s £300m regeneration project at the north east corner of Soho.

A ground floor public restaurant and bar launches mid-September ahead of the first theatre production. Open from midday to midnight, it will showcase a contemporary international menu focusing on British produce, classic and modern cocktails, craft beers, and an expertly curated wine list.

The building is accessible to wheelchairs, with access toilet facilities on all levels and backstage.

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Theresa Heskins, New Vic Artistic Director said: What a thrill it is, to see a new theatre in the round opening in London!Nica’s decision to make a West End venue which deliberately nurtures an inclusive relationship between stage and audience is a radical one, and it’s matched by creative programming. Nello’s special magic rubs off on everyone he encounters and bringing that magic from audiences in Staffordshire to audiences in London will be such a privilege.



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Nica Burns, Producer and Theatre Owner said: Marvellous is precisely that, marvellous. A wonderful production of a heartwarming and uplifting tale about an extraordinary man who decided he would lead an exceptional life. And against all the odds, he has and does.

he opening production of @sohoplace will be The New Vic’s much acclaimed production Marvellous, directed by Theresa Heskins. The New Vic theatre is the oldest purpose built, in-the-round theatre in the UK and @sohoplace is the first new West End theatre in 50 years, with a flexible, 602-seat auditorium, purpose built and opening in-theround.Marvellous is the joyful, inspiring true story of Neil ‘Nello’ Baldwin who, defying all expectations, has led and continues to lead, the most amazing life. Based on the 2015 BAFTA award winning film.Growing up in the 1950’s in less enlightened times, Neil Baldwin was not expected to be a success. But Neil decided he was destined to do wonderful things and that his life was going to be marvellous. And it is. He hitchhiked across the country, became a famous clown, got an honorary degree from Keele University, was appointed Stoke City’s legendary kit man, appeared on the Queen’s New Year Honours list and accepted a BAFTA award for the film made about his life. A friend to anyone he meets, he became a local hero and an inspiration to the world.

Suitable for ages 8+ @sohoplace, 4 Soho Place, London, W1D 3BG

Marvellous previews from 15 October and runs until 26 November 2022

A reminder to us all not to let anything stand in the way of your dreams, just go out and make them happen.

Peroni Italia Autumn Racing Weekend at Ascot Racecourse

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Racing highlights on Saturday 1st October include two Group 3 contests in the shape of the Peroni Italia Cumberland Lodge Stakes for the middledistance horses and the Bengough Stakes for sprinters. The big betting contest of the day is the Peroni Italia Challenge Cup, the most valuable seven-furlong handicap run anywhere in the UK which is always fiercely competitive.

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Beer tastes best outdoors watching premium sport with friends and family, and Ascot delivers this with pride. This year Ascot are celebrating 15 years as one of the largest beer festivals in the South East with over 160 different beers, lagers, real ales, ciders and perries. By popular demand, their craft beer bar returns and, as a new addition to one of Ascot’s most loved events, Peroni Nastro Azzurro will become a main feature of the day.



A quality two-day Flat meeting kicks off with a competitive six-race card on Friday 30th September. The day’s feature race is the Noel Murless Stakes, a Listed contest designed as a stepping stone to the following season’s Group contests over staying trips. The afternoon is rounded off with a handful of competitive handicaps, promising a day of thrilling action.


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rom after-work aperitifs to relaxed weekend drinks that linger late into the evening, The Ritz Garden is the alfresco destination you’ve been waiting for.

The Ritz Garden offers both favourites from The Rivoli Bar cocktail menu (‘The Rivoli Showpieces’) and some exclusive creations for the Garden. ‘The Ritz Garden’ cocktail is a tribute to the experimental spirit of The Ritz Garden, an enigmatic cocktail which invites you to step between dimensions, from the historic to the exotic, while the ‘Mango Bellini’ captures the Garden’s vibe from dusk to dawn. In addition, The Ritz Garden serves ‘The Classics’ and plenty of non-alcoholic options, including ‘Smooth Berries’ for a long, refreshing drink in the sun.


Perfectly located in the heart of London’s West End, The Ritz is moments from the finest shopping destinations the Capital has to offer, including the luxury designer brands of Bond Street and Regent Street and the unique and quintessentially British boutiques of Jermyn Street. Throughout its distinguished history, the iconic hotel has been at the heart of London society and continues to play host to Royalty, aristocracy, stars of stage and screen and countless other discerning guests. The first and only hotel to have received a Royal Warrant from His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales.

New for 2022, The Ritz Garden is hosting live entertainment every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening from 6.30pm, as well as every Sunday afternoon 12pm – 4pm, with music from some of London’s most exciting up-and-coming performers, including Dee Ajayi, Izo FitzRoy, Georgia van Etten and Kate Threlfall. Whether you’re into old-school RnB, jazz, or acoustic guitar, The Ritz Garden has got just the musical line-up to perfectly harmonise with evenings alfresco.

3:30pm, which features a beautiful selection of fresh finger sandwiches, warm scones, and mouthwatering pastries made using seasonal ingredients, perfect for the summer season. As well as the 18 different types of loose-leaf tea to choose from, guests are welcome to add a touch of sparkle to the occasion with a glass of Barons de Rothschild, ‘Réserve Ritz’ Champagne.


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Hands on History: Delve into the fascinating world of Mudlarking and seek out archaeological finds on the muddy banks of the Thames, a past time that has taken place for hundreds of years. From Roman artefacts to lovingly restored Victorian shoes, the river holds the key to a treasure chest of objects shedding light


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Taeyun Kim, Maja Laskowska and Emilia Schlosser present Choreographies of Care. This immersive dance experience tells a story of care, trust and commitment, and encourages the audience to ‘be’ and ‘listen’ while at the same time feel free with Photographernature.and writer Zack Mennell presents (Para)site: A discharge of cultural sewage, a site-specific performance and accompanying exhibition. (Para)site explores intersections of class, disability and ecology and responds to the Thames and Deptford Foreshore.


Tide Changers: Thames Festival Trust’s development programme, sees three events at this year’sPerformerfestival:and creator Katy Dye presents Climate Grief Karaoke, an expression of Ecological Grief in the form of a participatory karaoke night, attempting to re-sensitise audiences to their emotional connection to the earth

Photographic artist Jonathan Goldberg’s Estuary Hopes, Upstream Dreams explores the c.180 islands in the River Thames. The islands range in size and structure and Goldberg’s photos explore the layers of history of the islands, their inhabitants, and the pervading force of the river. An accompanying short film follows five islanders, including a daily swimmer, a Pagan worshipper and a woman with ducklings in her kitchen, and their crucial connection with the river.

otally Thames, the annual celebration of one of the most iconic rivers in the World, returns with exhibitions, a river-themed parade celebrating the Jubilee, and a remarkable photography exhibition and Tide Changers – a development programme run by Thames Festival Trust that supports early career artists.


on centuries of London’s history. See pop-up exhibitions and talks to discover the city’s hidden history and take visitors on a journey to iconic landmarks around London.


On 10th September, the Great River Race will take place. London’s river marathon is a spectacular race for traditional boats, attracting over 300 crews from across the globe with all levels of competitors. From professional athletes to charity fundraisers, competitors will race from Millwall to Ham for the chance to become the UK Traditional Boat Champions.



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General Manager of the Earl Spencer, Emil Draghici said: “This is such a special pub, with so much history and charm, and now it is even better! We have carefully balanced all the original features and character of this lovely building with a touch of comfort. Everything here is about quality – great fresh food and drinks with the best service. It’s a venue very much at the heart of the community being surrounded by many houses, schools and businesses, and we can’t wait to welcome back the local people once again.”

Located on Merton Street, Southfields, The Earl Spencer is just an eight-minute walk away from Southfields Tube Station, making it the perfect location for lunch, dinner or even just drinks after work.The


Externally the pub’s beer garden has seen an update also, with the garden area refreshed to create a serene area to escape the everyday stresses of life. New summer planting has been brought in to give a new lease of life to the outdoor area, making The Earl Spencer the perfect venue to enjoy the sunshine with friends and family. The new menus cater for all tastes and appetite

The Earl Spencer, Southfields

dog-friendly pub is open all day, every day for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, the popular pub has had a complete makeover inside and out, whilst retaining all its charm and character and adding those extra comforts that today’s pub visitors and diners expect and deserve.

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f you’re looking for your new favourite local in Southfields, look no further than the Earl Spencer. Recently refurbished after a £226,000 makeover, the historic pub is now back open and serving the best in pub food and drinks, just as it has done since the late 1800’s. The investment sees the main character of the beautiful Edwardian building remain, with seating refurbished to give a new level of comfort to guests visiting the popular venue.

sizes and there is a good choice from pub classics using local produce, including burgers, steaks and pies, to a tipsy brunch, a children’s menu and light bite dishes. Sundays are headlined by the pub’s well-known Sunday roasts which are always a hit with regulars.

At the bar, guests will be able to enjoy our range of gins, wines, cocktails and beers – alongside a great range of real ales and craft products from Wimbledon, Twickenham, Brixton, Gipsy Hill and Sambrooks from Wandsworth, there really is a little something for everyone.

Food served daily from 12pm to 10pm.

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Join The Earl Spencer for its special weekly events, including their pub quiz every Sunday at 7pm or visiting on Saturday nights to enjoy music.

With over six decades of experience with dogs, Royvon knows what a difference the early months can make to the way your puppy adjusts to the world, how they socialise, respond to commands and look to their owner for guidance if they are ever unsure. Every day they work with dogs that have behavioural issues that stem back to this first stage

The two hour puppy masterclass covers biological, emotional, social, training and cognitive needs. It takes place in your own home while your puppy is getting to know you, the family, and the environment they live in. This allows your personal dog trainer to share their expert guidance and support from the beginning, before vaccinations are complete.

Beyond the puppy stages, dogs have a wide variety of training needs. Royvon work with dogs of all personalities, breeds and temperaments, using positive, modern techniques to meet your needs. From anxious learners to confident advancers, the expert Royvon team can work with your dog in your own home to develop the skills they need and to teach you how to continue their learning as their owner.Visit to find out more details about the full range of services Royvon offer, explore the excellent advice they share in blogs and YouTube videos and arrange for an initial conversation to discover how Royvon in-home training and puppy masterclass can help you and your dog.

“Royvon Dog Training & Hotels have a mission: to help as many dogs as possible to live their happiest, healthiest lives in the company of their family”

Puppy Masterclass

f you have a new puppy arriving soon, or your dog has anxiety, displays aggressive behaviour, or simply displays selective hearing for recall, Royvon in-home training will help you to discover the rewards of positive training.

Royvon Dog Training & Hotels have a mission: to help as many dogs as possible to live their happiest, healthiest lives in the company of their family. This means a safe, secure bond of trust between owner and dog, and the enrichment of engaging training together. Using play-based, force-free, modern training techniques, dogs learn to repeat desired behaviours and reactions, and to stop disruptive ones.

Royvon was established in 1959 and now has two sites, in Esher, Surrey and by the Brecon Beacons in Wales. Alongside residential dog training, boarding and day school, they are able to come to your home and train your dog one-to-one.

and are now restricted from living their happiest lives as they are too unpredictable.

In-home Dog Training




Our accessible shop-front office can be found at 9 Tranquil Vale, SE3 0BU, in the heart of Blackheath Village.


Judge & Priestley’s friendly and supportive team of divorce and family law specialists are available to provide practical, uncomplicated advice on the new “no-fault” divorce law and matters surrounding any children you and your estranged spouse have together and the matrimonial finances. To book a consultation or for more information, please contact them on 020 8290 0333 or visit

s part of Judge and Priestley’s growing presence in our Blackheath Village office, we are pleased to announce that we will be offering a free 30-minute initial consultation* covering Family Law matters such as divorce / separation, financial settlements, children matters and pre / post nuptial agreements.Familyissues can of course be stressful and complicated, but a “Worry Free Wednesday” chat with one of the J&P team could be the first step on your journey to a new life. Maria Conesa Gonzalez (Partner) will lead the Blackheath team, supported by Angela Amponsah (Senior Associate) and Yanoulla Kakoulli (Senior Associate), who recently joined in July. They will be available for consultations every Wednesday during office hours. Free consultations are only available on Wednesdays, for clients residing or living in the SE3, SE10, SE13, and E14 postcodes.

FamilyFree inconsultationsLawBlackheath Free Webinar Protecting Children’s Wellbeing through Separation 17 October 17:30 • How to talk to your child about separation or divorce? • What are the main stressors for a child through the divorce process? • What to do when your ex doesn’t show up to co-parent? These questions and many more will be discussed in our webinar “Protecting children’s wellbeing through separation”, co-hosted by Yanoulla Kakoulli, Senior Associate Solicitor J&P and Sarah Weller from The Weller Way on Monday 17th of October, 17:30. There will also be an opportunity for Q&A at the end of the session. To reserve your place RSVP Nita LAW

*Terms and conditions apply.


9 Tranquil Vale l Blackheath l SE3 0BU 020 8290 0333 Worry Free Wednesday Free initial consultation for Divorce, Financial Settlement and Children Matters *T&Cs apply. 30 mins and by appointment. *No obligation to instruct. Appointments available on Wednesdays. For clients residing or working in SE3, SE10, SE13 and E14 postcodes.”

alling all fashionistas! To mark London Fashion Week (16th – 20th September), Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane will partner with Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge to bring you Fashion Fusion, a luxury dining and private shopping experience in the heart of Belgravia to run throughout September and October.

To book, please contact concierge,HamiltonPlace,ParkLane,London,

To mark London Fashion Week, Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane partners with Harvey Nichols to create a luxury private shopping experience

Kick-start your shopping spree with a glass of champagne and a delicious two course lunch for two at Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane’s elegant Amaranto Restaurant. Take your pick from dishes including a decadent lobster linguine in a spicy shellfish sauce; New Forest venison with porcini mushrooms, parsnips, and celeriac; or aubergine steak with smoked Scamorza cheese, sundried tomatoes, and almond flakes.



hit the Onceshops.youhave had your fill, you will be transported by private transfer to Harvey Nichols and met by the store’s expert shopping team. Matching exceptional service with styling expertise, you’ll be whisked away to your own intimate shopping suite where the team will present an edit of looks selected especially for you. Dedicated to finding you the perfect fit and making you frontrow ready, pick your new glamorous garms and enjoy up to £200 off your purchase*.


Finish on a sweet note with a limited-edition fashion-inspired dessert, followed by a tea or coffee, sure to give you a caffeine fix before you


The Fashion Fusion dine and shop experience is priced at £175 and will be available from 1st September – 31st October 2022.

Shopping isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, so if your loved one would rather sit and relax while you shop ‘til you drop, one guest can remain at Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane after lunch and enjoy a negroni or non-alcoholic cocktail, alongside complimentary nibbles.

Through various means over the years, the Government has sought to encourage charitable gifts in lifetime and charitable bequests under Wills by providing a range of tax reliefs to an individual or their estate.

he Covid-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus how precious the freedoms we have are and, for many of us, our own health and mortality, leading to a review of many individuals’ estate planning.



Gifts to a qualifying charity are free of inheritance tax and, in most cases with the right


Post-pandemic, the ‘cost of living crisis’ is now really beginning to impact and it will almost certainly have a bearing on charities’ incomes going forward as many people tighten their purse strings once more.

A good deal of charities saw their income drastically reduce during the pandemic as fundraising activities were limited and individuals were understandably concerned about their own financial position at an uncertain time.

Estate planning and charitable giving:

This makes the importance of charitable giving within the context of estate planning even more important at this time, to enable charities to continue their vital work.

In terms of lifetime planning, there is Gift Aid on donations, which enables charities to claim an additional 25 pence for each pound donated for a basic rate income tax payer. For higher or additional rate income taxpayers, the additional difference can be claimed via that individual’s SelfAssessment Tax Return or by asking HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to amend their tax code.

The two can go hand in hand and be mutually beneficial for all concerned

“In terms of lifetime planning, there is Gift Aid on donations, which enables charities to claim an additional 25 pence for each pound donated for a basic rate income tax payer”


As we come out of the pandemic and the cost of living soars, estate planning will be an important element in enabling individuals to continue to help charities weather the storm in difficult economic times by maximising what a charity receives in a tax efficient manner.

Dan Milano Senior Associate, Private Wealth Team daniel.milano@moorebarlow.com01483543210


Whether a gift is made during lifetime or on death, as part of careful estate planning it is possible to ensure that larger sums donated to charity pass tax free towards supporting valuable charitable work and it can also be tax efficient for the individual concerned for the reasons outlined above.


Secondly, if more than 10% of an individual’s net estate is left to charity on death, then the rate of inheritance tax applied to the remainder of the estate is 36% rather than the usual 40%. Great care is needed to ensure an estate qualifies for this reduced rate of tax and the charity meets the criteria (most registered charities in the UK and EU will).

This information is for guidance and should not be regarded as a substitute for taking full legal advice.



There are also inheritance tax reasons why leaving part of your estate to charity on death can be Firstly,advantageous.thevalue passing to charitable from an individual’s estate is exempt from inheritance tax in the same way as a lifetime gift.

For many individuals it is impossible to know exactly what you will need during lifetime in terms of assets and income, and this means that making provision on death for a charity via a Will is the best way to pass on larger cash sums or assets.

If you would like to discuss further, then please do contact us.

The exact nature and benefit of tax relief(s) will depend on an individual’s personal circumstances. For the sake of the individual involved and the charity or charities benefitting, expert advice should be taken to ensure that the tax relief(s) for both parties will apply and are maximised when larger sums are involved.

care depending on the non-cash asset being given, free of capital gains tax too (for example, if shares are gifted to a charity and these are then sold by the charity rather than create a capital gains tax issue for the individual when the shares are sold in their hands and then the cash proceeds are donated).



estore your strength and health after an illness or operation by letting us take good care of you with individually tailored nursing care and our in-house physio, excellent chef and expert hairdresser. The Chiswick Nursing Centre’s physiotherapists work seamlessly with nursing staff to provide the highest levels of integrated care.

Chiswick Nursing Centre offers high quality rehabilitation, convalescence, respite & nursing care. We also offer holiday stays for carers who need a break – with maximum peace of mind –so they can take time for themselves. Respite care should be a proper break for you. Short term or long term, we can take care of your loved one so that you can rest, recuperate and re-energise, or simply catch up on your to do list.

Offers high quality rehabilitation, convalescence & respite care

hour long session with our trained and qualified therapist. Massage Therapy is available to residents and to outpatients, so book an appointment today.

With free parking on-site, the care home is a convenient location to be treated for a range of conditions including post-surgical rehabilitation and orthopaedic and musculosketal conditions.

So, whether its physiotherapy, rehabilitation or convalescence, respite care, dementia care, longterm complex nursing care or general residential care, rest assured your loved one will be in safe hands at the Chiswick Nursing Centre.

Chiswick Nursing Centre



The physiotherapy sessions are tailored to help recover mobility and the physio team aims to provide early detection of any movement related problems. Through their treatment the Centre’s physios help patients and residents to regain their confidence and independence to promote an excellent quality of life through improved health and wellbeing. New for 2022 is Massage Therapy including Acupressure, Advanced Deep Tissue Massage, Seated Hot Bamboo Massage, and Manual Lymphatic Drainage all helping to escape the day-to-day stresses of life whilst you enjoy an

As a part of the rehabilitation programme, the Centre’s qualified physiotherapists work closely with nursing staff to help patients achieve their goals. Highly experienced in the treatment and management of numerous conditions, the Centre’s physio team are experts in the field of rehabilitation. We support convalescence after surgery and to aid cancer recovery, including care of those with a range of other complex needs. We have particular expertise in rehabilitation following hip replacements and knee replacements.

“The staff meet her every need and she feels that nothing is too much trouble for them. There are doctors, nurses and physiotherapists who help her daily”

*Some treatments may be subject to Covid restrictions. A sister of a resident at the Chiswick Nursing Centre has seen the impact of care first-hand, she said, “ My sister (86) was admitted to this home during the virus crisis. The staff have been so caring and compassionate! She told us the carers were so kind and that the food was wonderful. The staff meet her every need and she feels that nothing is too much trouble for them. There are doctors, nurses and physiotherapists who help her daily.”


With the Fleming one-bedroom elegant apartment, you can have the best of both worlds with a restful, stylish, open plan living room

home is more than just bricks and mortar. At The Vale, their collection of 30 luxury apartments available to rent, have been designed, so you can enjoy your retirement in a welcoming and vibrant community, without the worry of maintaining a property. Their contemporary apartments are beautifully crafted to the highest standards. Lightfilled open-plan living spaces, luxury kitchens and beautiful bathrooms combine style and accessibility.

complete with hi spec, fully fitted kitchen. Add to this a chic double master bedroom with its fitted wardrobe and contemporary bathroom, all for a monthly cost that needn’t break the bank.

Expect Porcelanosa kitchens with integrated Bosch appliances, built-in storage, underfloor heating and walk-in showers. Senior living can bring a change in pace and priority. They believe that The Vale enables you to live life to the fullest, safe in the knowledge that personalised care is available if required.

At The Vale you can have as much company and social life as you wish. The Bar & Bistro is perfect for catching up with friends. For a cosy place to read the papers or play cards, the library and lounge offer a comfortable, beautifully decorated environment. And If pampering is what you’re after, the on-site hair salon offers treatments or if you want to learn a new craft, the hobbies room is the place to go.

Please contact them for a private appointment or they offer virtual appointments via FaceTime so you can experience The Vale virtually.

Are you unsure about making the move to a retirement village? At the Vale, they offer a trial stay experience so you can gain a feel for what it’s like to be a resident and whether retirement living is right for you. Meet the friendly team and residents which form the heart of their community. Tel: 08081 696511

Their aim has always been to combine convenience, security contemporary retirement living in south London and affordability with access to a comprehensive range of hospitality. Knowing that support is available means you can embrace life with peace of mind.



* Some services may not be available on your chosen trial dates

Nestled in a peaceful location a short distance from Streatham, The Vale is more than just a new home - it’s a future filled with opportunities.


Prices for new apartments at The Kitchen Yard start from £475,000. The sales suite and show home are open daily. To find out more and to book an appointment, call 02038 116 170



ward-winning heritage developer City & Country has launched the highly anticipated second collection of new homes at The 1840, St George’s Gardens.Named The Kitchen Yard, these one- and two-bedroom duplexes and houses have been crafted from extensions to the original Grade II Listed hospital, combining period features with sumptuous interior specifications.

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Village life in the city

Internally,levels.some of the homes will offer unique features including original metal windows and roof lanterns, creating a striking juxtaposition between the old and new. Additional features include tall, vaulted ceilings, gothic arches and carefully restored picture windows, with the homes set around a beautiful courtyard with private terraces, carefully-curated planting and greenery.

Launches new collection of luxurious homes at The 1840, St George’s Gardens in South West London

Luxury homes with heritage

The Kitchen Yard is surrounded by a beautiful courtyard in The 1840’s sweeping landscaped grounds.Included in this collection are four completely unique duplex apartments crafted from the hospital’s original Post Room, boasting private roof terraces and extra floor space thanks to mezzanine


The homes embrace smart technology, with intercom systems, alarm systems and thermostats that can all be controlled from a mobile phone. High speed internet and wiring within the apartments make for efficient home working, and the lighting is set up to allow easy upgrade to

The 1840 is surrounded by vast and magnificent outdoor space, with woodland and wetland areas to support biodiversity and encourage wildlife, as well as outdoor play areas and luscious walking space.From the cosmopolitan charm of Tooting to the contrastingly quaint village feel of Wandsworth and Earlsfield, or the lively yet laid-back ambience of Balham, there is a vast and assorted choice of bars, cafes, shops and restaurants all within walking distance.

Philips Hue Additionalsystems.benefits to residents include an on-site concierge and choice of a selection of parking options, from secure underground parking with electric car charging points, to on-site cycle storage.

As a company with a growing global reach, ALTIDO works alongside international partners and listing platforms, such as Airbnb, The Plum Guide, Homes & Villas by Marriott International, Luxury Retreats, and, in order to ensure the most efficient and enjoyable experience for guests and property owners alike.

perating in multiple locations across Europe, ALTIDO provides comprehensive property management, from listings and housekeeping to revenue and reviews. ALTIDO’s mission is to reimagine hospitality and offer exceptional experiences through world-class customer service and local knowledge. We achieve this by always putting our property owners and guests first and adopting a hospitality-first approach.Weaim to unite all travellers with the accommodation of their dreams by hand-selecting a wide selection of good quality properties in prime locations that discerning travellers will want to explore. We go above and beyond, with each and every ALTIDO property being designed to make guests feel at home, complete with home comforts, hotel-quality linens and towels, premium toiletries, and kitchen essentials. If guests have any issues or queries during their stay, ALTIDO’s local teams are on standby 24/7 to provide an unrivalled hospitality experience.

owners’ rental income.

ALTIDO has all the capabilities and resources to manage each and every aspect of the property management process, from professional photography services, creating bespoke listings, implementing dynamic pricing strategies, and managing calendar listings and bookings. In addition to this, our dedicated team, comprising professional housekeepers, meet and greet agents, a knowledgeable maintenance team, and customer service agents, are always on hand to assist.



“We aim to unite all travellers with hand-selectingofaccommodationthetheirdreamsbyawideselectionofgoodqualitypropertiesinprimelocationsthatdiscerningtravellerswillwanttoexplore”

As the preferred choice of hundreds of property owners across Europe, ALTIDO has an ever-evolving portfolio of private residences, serviced apartments, hotels, and stately homes. ALTIDO’s excellence in services and support is a fundamental aspect of our collaboration with property owners, and our overarching aim is to look after all properties while maximising the

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The Landsby’s position on Merrion Avenue also affords homeowners accessibility to the shops and restaurants situated on Stanmore highstreet. Designed by leading London architects Collado Collins, the Landsby’s architectural style deliberately references the Art Deco period seen in the local area with generous covered balconies and large windows. Limited apartments are still available to purchase at the Landsby. Prices start from £480,000 for a one-bedroom, £695,000 for a two-bedroom and £1,275,000 for a penthouse apartment: all providing private outdoor space. If you would like to visit contact the Landsby Tel: 0203 813 3861 or elysianresidences.comvisit:


A natural extension of the staff’s matchless service day-to-day, is the additional care that is also available on a totally flexible basis if needed. Elysian Residences chose Stanmore for their flagship development due to the area’s sense of


community, its urban location with a rural feel, alongside its connectivity into Central London from Stanmore station.

“Homeowners benefit from the amenities and services of a five-star hotel including a 24 hour Benjamin’sconcierge,restaurant,andaFoylescuratedLibrary”

he Landsby in Stanmore delivers 101 one and two-bedroom apartments including ten penthouses and is the only luxury retirement living offering of its sort in the North London area.

During the design process, extensive customer research was undertaken by Elysian Residences in order to understand customers’ needs and preferences. This has resulted in over 44 different apartment designs ensuring options and choices that meet those requirements, delivering a variety of unique properties and most importantly providing exceptional living spaces.

Bespoke apartments, provide a state-of-the-art specification and high- quality finishes including Miele and Siemens appliances, Hansgrohe and Duravit bathrooms and timber tongue and groove flooring.Homeowners benefit from the amenities and services of a five-star hotel including a 24 hour concierge and restaurant Benjamin’s. Homeowners are also able to utilise the Landsby’s library and there is a gym located on the sixth floor.


Newland Park will also offer residents direct access to expansive private grounds that will feature a mixture of landscaped and wild planted gardens and parkland, as well as children’s play areas, modern sports facilities and a state-of-the-art spa centre and premium health & wellness facility.


Setting a new standard of living in the area,

the interior design of each home will reflect the prominent surroundings and refined history of the site, with bespoke handmade furniture specially curated to create the highest quality finishes. The high-grade specification will be integrated into the dedicated marketing suite, that will be present in the restored original manor house, to provide potential purchasers with a first-hand experience of how their new homes will look and feel.

Accessed via an impressive tree-lined driveway, the collection of 10 semi-detached houses, will be situated on a prominent plot, with sweeping views of the landscaped private grounds and benefit from modern interiors. The well-sized homes will feature private driveways and ample off-street and visitor parking, as well as large gardens.

Stunning Collection of Homes to Launch at Newland Park, Chalfont St. Giles

Additionally,terraces.there will be ample underground parking, with the facility for electric charging units, whilst 24-hour security will be present across the site.Well-located, Newland Park is close to Chalfont & Latimer and Chorleywood stations, which provide direct links into central London via Chiltern Railways and the London Underground Metropolitan Line.

he first phase of 74 luxurious newbuild houses and apartments at Comer Homes’ Newland Park, an impressive residential develop set on 200 acres of landscaped grounds surrounding a grand Georgian country house, is set to launch over the weekend of 8th – 9th October.

The health & wellness facility will be open to residents of Newland Park, as well as members of the local community. The state-of-the-art spa centre will provide a swimming pool, tennis courts and Racquets Club, multi-sports pitches, Padel courts and tennis courts with an inflatable dome. There will also be a five-star spa, restaurant and relaxation

Phase one will also offer 64 apartments, that provide supreme comfort and functionality, with open-plan spaces and generous balconies or terraces. The expansive landscaped grounds that create the stunning backdrop of Newland Park were redesigned by eminent landscape designer Thomas Mawson in 1903. The majority of Mawson’s grounds survive largely intact, with mature ornamental planting and an extensive formal drive from Chalfont St. Peter providing a good example of a traditional Chiltern estate.

Available from £695,000, the first collection of homes will represent the first opportunity for people to live on the private gated site that once exclusively welcomed royalty, artists, and political figures.Frequented by royalty, the manor house once hosted King George III, which is marked by a stone statue called Gott’s Monument, erected to commemorate the death of a stag killed by the King. Still present today, part of the regeneration works will see the monument repaired and restored.Popular with notable figures throughout its existence, Newland Park has also previously welcomed Suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, acclaimed author H.G. Wells, Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw and renowned poet John Milton.Available through sole agents Hamptons, the inaugural release of two and three-bedroom apartments at Newland Park will range in size from 1,055 sq. ft. to 2,831 sq. ft., whilst the collection of three and four-bedroom houses with a study provide 2,045 sq. ft. of accommodation.

For further information contact the Comer Homes sales team or Hamptons on 01494 506 364, Email: or visit




The 23 spacious and light apartments in the main house and all have individual layouts with

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Close to the main house is a terrace of newly built two-bedroom contemporary houses, designed in Scandinavian-inspired style. The houses offer open-plan living, with bedrooms filled with natural light and living areas opening onto private terraces. In the leafy southern section of the grounds of Wildernesse House, work has begun to build 53 luxury 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments, all with private outdoor space, due to be ready in Autumn 2023, available to reserve now.

Wildernesse House is located less than two miles from Sevenoaks town centre and offers a wide range of shops, restaurants, cafés and a mainline train station with services to London in just 23 minutes, close by is the Kent Weald, which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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unique, original features, many with large openplan living, dining and kitchen areas. Four Heritage Apartments have been created from the largest state rooms of the original house with significant original features, complimented by bespoke contemporary kitchens and luxurious bathrooms. These are truly unique apartments, blending history and modernity.


The luxurious apartments in the main house, mews houses and new build apartments are all of the highest specification and benefit from exclusive use of on-site 5-star hotel style facilities, including, a cocktail/coffee bar, the Pavilion restaurant, health spa with swimming pool and treatment rooms, and landscaped grounds, with walking paths, inspiring gardens and croquet lawn.

The show apartment and mews houses are available to view, along with the Great Hall and Library, health spa and Pavilion restaurant. Prices at Wildernesse House start from £595,000, with 53 new build apartments coming in 2023 now available to reserve (other fees also apply). For further information please contact Elysian Residences at Wildernesse House Tel: 020 3918 7997 or wildernessehouse.comvisit:

Wildernesse House


ildernesse House in Sevenoaks is a Grade II listed Georgian property, set in 24 acres of picturesque Kent countryside, which has been skilfully and sympathetically transformed into a new and exceptional retirement community, by Elysian Residences.


The development offers a range of one, two, and three-bedroom well-appointed apartments and will be finished to the highest of standards combined with state-of-the-art technology for ultimate in modern day living.



The site is due for completion at the end of 2023, prices start from £1,250,000. For further information on “28 The Bishops Avenue” and Heronslea Group visit or contact Godfrey & Barr the sole selling agents on 020 8458 9119.

a Heronslea product is both a solid investment and a guarantee of quality and design.”

8 The Bishops Avenue” is the latest luxury development by Hertfordshire’s leading awardwinning developer Heronslea Group. Inspired by Hampstead’s rich cultural heritage, the development, when built, will be the epitome of fine living at one of the London’s most elite roads and the world’s most desirable addresses.Offering an outstanding blend of sophistication, craftmanship and innovative design the development comprises seven premium residences with private gardens or terraces, a dedicated concierge, secure underground parking and a private residents’ gymnasium. This stunning development, which is set to become one of Hampstead’s most desirable new addresses, is already 50% sold.


“28 The Bishops Avenue” is situated on one of London’s most sought-after addresses The Bishops Avenue, which attracts buyers from around the world drawn to its prime location - equidistant to two of North London’s most exclusive and chic urban villages Hampstead and Highgate. Loved by their residents these popular and famous villages both have their own charm and character with a wide selection of shops, boutiques, restaurants and gastropubs, as well as being within 10 miles of 20 of the top 100 private schools in the country. Surrounded by nature, the development is within walking distance to the beauty of Kenwood House and Hampstead Heath and its 800 acres of parkland and both Highgate and Hampstead Golf Clubs.Highgate Tube Station (Northern Line) is just a five-minute drive away, providing direct access into The West End in 30 minutes. By road the development is close to both the A1 and the M1, providing motorway links to the rest of the country. Internationally Kings Cross St Pancras (Eurostar) is 20 minutes away, while Heathrow is just an hour away.


Godfrey & Barr who acquired the site for Heronslea, are agency market leaders, selling and renting prestige homes in Hampstead Garden Suburb and Mill Hill since 1991. Ian Godfrey, Jonathan Barr and Jeremy Fine and their experienced team are very pleased to be involved in this exciting project. Ian Godfrey comments: “Jason and I have known each other for many years and this is the first major project we will be working on from scratch. Having already contracted on 4 of the 7 units before a brick is laid is testament to the brand and in the secure knowledge that buying in The Bishops Avenue and

Jason Rishover, CEO of Heronslea Group comments: “We are delighted to be launching this stunning development in one of London’s most prestigious locations. This is not the first time we have developed in Hampstead, so we are thrilled to be returning. We have already started on site with an expected build programme of 18 months. We are very fortunate to simultaneously have several off-plan sales and an unprecedented level of enquiries emphasising the strength of the Heronslea brand.”



– Heading out of London to explore the rest of the world

Balancing award-winning design and high-end service; from the minute you are ushered into the grand foyer by the Clefs D’ors staff, to the comfort your room which feels very much like your own London apartment. The Four Seasons five-star experience starts from the glossy marbleclad entrance and never ends.

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ocated in the heart of Mayfair, the Four Seasons is an Iconic Mayfair hotel that offers a quintessential London experience.

A September Staycation


Many of the 196 rooms have been newly decorated and some suites offer small Juliette balconies or breath-taking private terraces offering sun-drenched views of nearby Hyde Park. From the ultra-plush fully marbled bathrooms and adjoining guest powder room, to an inviting lounge bathed in an abundance of daylight. Comforting buttercream tones

Since the height of summer, the luxury landmark has offered a Summer Staycation experience for two which can be snapped up until the end of September and includes two nights’ accommodation and a variety of summer inspired culinaryStartingexperiences.onthebeautiful flower-laden Terrace, you can enjoy a seasonal cocktail from talented Bar Manager Ivan Arena as well as the Dom Perignon pairing experience available exclusively by the glass, teamed with a sweet or savoury canape.

If pampering is on the agenda, ensure you visit hotel’s elegant spa, complete with vitality pool, eucalyptus steam room and a Himalayan salt wall with panoramic views of nearby Hyde Park. The Spa has partnered with high-end leading beauty brands such as Foreo, Linda Meredith and The Organic Pharmacy, and in my personal experience as a beauty ed - they’ll leave you with an immediate post-pampering glow.

Reignite your love for London or treat a special someone to this unforgettable Summer experience.

complimented with bursts of colour through modern art are teamed with regal midnight and soft blue tones.

With some of the City’s well-known attractions on your doorstep, to the bustling melee of the West End, the Four Seasons, Park Lane is located perfectly to explore London by day and night.

For those with a sweet tooth – Executive Pastry Chef Yam Lok Him has conjured up elevated ice cream sandwiches to enjoy al fresco at the Park Lane Parlour alongside refreshing iced-tea; flavours include white chocolate cookie with strawberry icecream or matcha cookie with earl grey ice cream. Providing the weather holds out - the experiences simply must be enjoyed on the leafy oasis of the Terrace, enabling you to relax in the open-air, just steps away from three Royal Parks.

The Scrumptious Summer Staycation package starts from GBP £1300 for two including two nights’ accommodation, daily breakfast in the Amaranto Lounge (or room), Dom Perignon Perfect Pairing Experience for two, Park Lane Parlour experience (includes one iced tea and one ice cream sandwich pp), One summer cocktail to be served on the Terrace and Free Parking.

Surrounded by the capital’s greenery, (but hidden far enough away from the coveted shopping streets), Four Seasons is proof that London isn’t always one hundred miles an hour!

Buckingham Palace is a short stroll through Green Park, St James is on your doorstep and Knightsbridge, Mayfair and Piccadilly are all easily reachable should you want to explore. Alternatively, you can opt to luxuriate in the hotel’s elegant spa, enjoy a crisp glass of champagne on the terrace, or a smoky Negroni in the lounge-style 1930’s Amaranto bar or simply enjoy all the comforts of your luxury suite.

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he summer holidays have come to an end, the children are back at school and some semblance of routine can return. There is no better time to start thinking about making plans for your next holiday and if the summer seems too far away, an autumnal beach break might be just the tonic to get you through to Christmas.Sixanda half miles of beach, stretching from the National Trust’s East Head and powder soft sands of West Wittering beach down to the shingle beaches of East Wittering and Bracklesham Bay is the most ideal place for blustery autumnal walks and seaside fun and games with the family.




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and a thriving independent retail scene and some excellent local pubs and restaurants make the area even more desirable. Nothing beats a Sunday roast in front of a log fire at the Crown and Anchor in Dell Quay or a steaming hot chocolate at The Drift Inn in East Wittering.

The West Sussex coastal villages of East and West Wittering prove a popular destination with holidaymakers for weekends away and seasonal breaks

Wellies & Windbreaks

The Witterings have long been a popular holiday destination and to find some of the best properties available to rent in the area, check out Wellies & Windbreaks, an independent rental company with a portfolio of high-quality holiday homes. They have some gorgeous “chocolate box” cottages with cosy fires and stunning beach-front homes where you can gaze out to sea and enjoy the view whatever the weather. There are houses with hot tubs for some fun on a chilly evening and plenty of the properties are pet friendly, so your furry friends don’t need to miss out on a glorious beach walk. Start planning your next holiday at October half term holidays, getting away for Christmas and New Year by the beach is also a very popular option. Wellies & Windbreaks has a number of properties available for the festive season. Whether you want to host the whole family for Christmas lunch or escape the madness and get away for some peace and quiet, Wellies & Windbreaks has a range of options. Imagine starting 2023 with a New Year’s Day swim in the sea!


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If watersports are your thing, the area is a haven for kite surfers and windsurfers all year round


Sun, sea and sweat

They are both essential pit-stops – offering free water refills – and information boards, to tell me the story of this route. I learn that the nowdefunct railway once carried spiffy day-trippers from Girona to the fashionable beach resort of S’Agaró – and start to feel somewhat underdressed in my skin-tight Lycra and padded shorts.

I know this first-hand, because I am here in Catalonia’s Costa Brava, tackling one of the most impressive routes, from Girona to S’Agaró. At 40 kilometres (25 miles), this is a substantial yet accessible ride. Better still, it was boosted earlier this year by a €1.6 million improvement scheme.

I steal a glance into the distance. The trees march towards Catalonia’s topaz coast, far off on the horizon and beyond the many hills I have left to Ah,tackle.Spain.


But despite grand projects like these stealing the headlines, there is plenty going on at the grassroots level too. In particular, it is the Vías Verdes (the Greenways; that are inviting a new breed of casual athlete to experience Spain on two wheels.Fashioned from old railway lines, the Greenways are long, straight and mostly flat, slicing through previously undiscovered tracts of Spanish countryside. With 3,000 kilometres of track sprawled across the country, they offer a challenging yet accessible way to bash a new path through the rugged Spanish outback.

At the end of the 40th kilometre, I crawl into S’Agaró totally spent, but thankful my journey today is only one-way, for I was savvy enough to prep my secret weapon – a shuttle home.

he dirt road plunges through a thicketed stone canyon. Blind turns come one after the other. The bike almost slips out from under me as I shift my body to skid through a particularly acute turn, whipping up a cloud of dust which floats over the precipice and disappears into the dense forest below.

No wonder this is consistently ranked Europe’s healthiest country, for few other nations can boast that they invest so heavily in sporting infrastructure.Cycleroutes like this one may be just one part of that story, but they are undoubtedly the key chapter right now. Huge projects like the Ruta Vía de la Plata (the ‘Silver Road’, a new route connecting Seville with Gijón, via the Camino de Santiago – another path becoming increasingly popular among cyclists) have firmly established 2022 as Spain’s Year of the Bike, while also

opening up a whole new way to explore this rough-cut hunk of land.

Evidence of the route’s past as a railway line is scattered before my eyes. Every few kilometres I find, nestled among the suburban houses, a cute railway shed with pitched timber roofs. These former stations have been converted into tourist information centres and mini museums.


Why Catalonia is the perfect place for an active break

Once a month, the PGA Catalunya resort, a hop-skip from Girona Airport, offers a guided tour of this Greenway with a transfer home (€35/£30 per person). Thus I repose, while the hotel prepares my air-conditioned return leg, bike andMyall.muscles hot and aching, my skin sweat-

From new cycle routes to world-class wellness resorts, Jonjo Maudsley discovers why Spain is a favourite destination for pro and amateur athletes.

The hotel is home to two of Spain’s premier golf courses, and my stay at Hotel Camiral includes a golf initiation lesson. It’s a fine chance to embarrass myself in front of the club pro, before I tackle a casual back nine, my balls pinging in all the wrong directions throughout the 1,334 acre estate (green fees on request).


I depart feeling like a freshly-activated Terminator, a newly-minted fiver, a fruit that has just reached full ripeness. My muscles are spongy, my veins and arteries are full of effervescent fizz. My 40-kilometre cycle already feels like a memory from a past life. I understand, now, how athletes do the incredible things they do. I want to do them too. And so I’m out the door, freshly dressed, hurling myself towards another slew of physical activity: golf.

That works up an appetite, and here again, Hotel Camiral is ready to deliver. With dishes curated by famed chef David Vives, Restaurante 1477 lives up to Girona’s heritage of culinary excellence with a tasting menu of impeccable quality – and, with a

healthy undercurrent to the menu, I unashamedly factor the six courses into my fitness programme. Special mentions go to the tuna tataki with mango chutney and the free-range chicken leg with Catalan-style stuffing. High protein, low fat, vitamins and omega-3 aplenty – healthy eating has no business tasting this good.

Then, after a quick dip in Hotel Camiral’s pool, I head to the gymnasium – its top-quality equipment makes me question my own gym membership back home – before finishing my routine with a lunchtime yoga class looking out over the Catalan mountains, painted cornflower blue in the distance. It is a rare treat to depart from a vacation feeling fitter and healthier than when I arrived. But then again, this is Spain, a nation united by its love of sports. From its new cycle routes to its world-class wellness centres, this is a country that prizes its culture of health and fitness.


First comes 20 minutes in the biomodulation chamber with low-level lasers, followed by a 90-minute deep tissue massage where, with the deftness of a surgeon, Emilia wrests my muscles from the hot bones beneath.

Now to cool off, and where better than the cryo-chamber, where at -160°C, I feel my muscle fibres clench like a carpenter’s fingers. Finally, for the benefit of my mind and body, I embrace a 45-minute rest in the oxygen tent, flushing my blood through with the most vital of all the life-giving elements (individual treatments from €60/£51, packages available).

Refuelled and reinvigorated, I awake the next morning ready to do it all again. Starting with a light jog around the sprawling grounds of PGA Catalunya, I get to take in the complex’s organic gardens, teeming by day with frogs and tortoises, by night with fluttering bats, all expertly cared for by live-in biologist Oriol Dalmau.

parched and golden toasted, mean the sight of Hotel Camiral – PGA Catalunya’s five-star centrepiece – could not come as more of a relief. I’ve already scheduled my tailored recovery programme – a favourite among pro athletes –at their state-of-the-art Wellness Centre, which recently benefited from a €5 million cash injection. Entrusting my battered body to Emilia, I find myself whisked through a series of treatments that laugh in the face of my post-cycle pain.

PGA Catalunya’s Keep Discovering PGA package includes a stay at Hotel Camiral, breakfast and access to an abundance of activities, including bike rental, golf initiation and buggy hire, from €610/£523 per night.

The two-day Spa-Cation package offers three treatments per person and an overnight stay from €491/£420.£


Nearby Thorpeness boating lake is like something out of the film The Notebook, especially when the swans decide to surround you!

The owners now have the addition of a heated cottage to the site complete with shower and all mod cons (if you’re really that averse to glamping!)

This exclusive resort right on the Hampshire coast is built alongside a peaceful glistening estuary, with an abundance of onsite facilities and activities – former caravans are unrecognisable and have been given a massive glow-up into glamping accommodation.TheoriginalMill

Here we round up some amazing Autumnal options featuring yurts, caravans, lodges and cabins in the UK – perfect for half term adventures.

Suffolk Yurts Holidays,,



By Lauren Maybank

‘Glamping’ is a portmanteau of ‘glam’ and ‘camping’ it describes a not-your-traditional tent and camp-fire, but stylish alternatives with all the amenities. It has become hugely popular in the last few years with campers seeking a luxury aspect with a side of nature and oodles of adventure.

Neighbouring impossibly cute Aldeburgh the Victorian sea-side town is connected by a two-mile coast park and is also a must-visit, especially for their delicatessens and artisan bakers and icecreams parlours - every time we go, we discover something new.

pizza night hosted by owner Paul.

Each handcrafted yurt is beautifully decorated with a rustic wooden bed, and either side you’ll find two cosy futons, as well as a wood burner to help combat those chilly evenings when the sun goes down. There are thoughtful touches like hot water bottles, and if you’re ‘yurting’ there are communal kitchens, showers and all amenities to make your glamping experience unbeatable.

Each luxury yurt is set in their own native hedged gardens complete with wild-flowers, BBQ area and seating to soak up the atmosphere, complete with solar-powered lanterns and inside there is a central crown flooded with light from the magical stars above.

There’s a kid’s area with an ancient oak tree with a rope swing, a climbing frame, bug hotel and play barn stocking marshmallows and biscuits for S’mores and local jams and honeys. Not to mention the honesty bar and weekly home-made

e’ve enjoyed the summer; we’ve jetted away and now it’s time to discover some luxury glamping alternatives closer to home.

With a multi-million cash injection for phased redevelopment, the site is set to blow families away. The outdoor pool and spa are soon to be built,


Rhythe formerly known as ‘Sunshine Holiday Camp’ has been hosting families since 1940, many marines went for holidays with their families after WWII.

THE LUXURY ACCOMMODATION Away Resorts, Mill Rhythe, Hayling Island, Hampshire,

Just two miles from wonderful Woodbridge and the Suffolk Heritage Coast you’ll find this absolute gem. This quirky glampsite is complete with five yurts which can each sleep six.

Our favourite part was waking up to the surrounding meadows, rolling valleys and woodlands and meeting the rescued furry friends from alpaca to sheep (and they’re up for a selfie!)

The Farm is built around a 50m long barn with a grand dining table making it great for groups, and for meeting new people.

along with high ropes for kids and a spa - if the heated indoor pool is anything to go by, the spa will be phenomenal.

You can hire E-bikes direct as an add-on to adventure around the local area or choose a therapeutic spa treatment accompanied by the sound of nature.

And there are lots of brilliant activities for the kids (make sure you book up swimming or any add-on activities such as golf, pottery painting and tye-dye t-shirt making).

New House Farm offers six lodges, a Grade II Listed Farmhouse and there’s a heated outdoor pool, plus giant hot tub with incredible valley views.

The pondside cabin offers the chance to enjoy a private morning swim followed by a coffee on the jetty, all the other cabins have a wild pond swim option from 2pm.

There’s a Gastro Pub, The Green Room with on-stage entertainment every night and on the terrace, you’ll find a kids play area complete with splash park so you can rest assured kids will be entertained whilst you enjoy that well-deserved wine.The

The local area boasts nature walks, a steam train, an amusement park, beautiful shingle beaches, a huge sunflower field (all within 5-10 mins from the campsite).

Less than five miles from the bustling and beautiful city of Cambridge with walks (or cycles) from the door in all directions.

There’s a ceremonial fire pit to toast marshmallows, or just gather for a drink and natter surrounded by an exotic array of herbs, bushes, flowers and trees.

Bewl Water is 15 minutes away with open water swimming and paddle boarding facilities and for those wanting a little exploration Bedgebury Forest is super for mountain bike riding.

Bistro style Missing Squirrel has opulent décor that wouldn’t be out of place in Mayfair

Each of the farm lodges feature cosy home-from-home living spaces with log burners, and traditional oak beams – each come with flatscreen HDTV, DVD and Blue Ray and WIFI is available throughout the 12 acres of the estate.

In the Heartwood luxury accommodation, you’ll find freestanding baths with tv’s masquerading as mirrors; flat screen tv’s in each room, and most of the Heartwood and Tribeca also have the addition of private hot tubs to enjoy under the stars.

THE CABIN Crafts Hill Barn,,

One for the adults. A converted Victorian granary set in 5 acres with a large natural swimming pond for wild swimming. The Brick outbuildings once housed livestock and machinery but are now converted into spacious studio and suite accommodation with exposed roof timbers and original brick work.


From the gardens with a wide variety of flora and fauna, to a natural wildflower meadow, you can explore local private woodland trails and riverbank walks without even having to leave the estate.


New House Farm Country Retreat, Ticehurst, East nhfcountryretreat.comSussex, Deep in the Sussex countryside nestled between Etchingham and Ticehurst (bordering Kent) this country retreat offers a glamping experience second to none.

Cambridge itself is a wonderful place to visit with the option to punt, enjoy the beautiful architecture and rich history, inspiring museums and art Enjoygalleries.anAga cooked hot breakfast from your terrace for a small cost, or a delicious continental is included in the cabin rate. Firepit pack, Platters, picnics and pizzas can all be added on to make your experience even more special. The Greek Villas - A Private Hotel Experience! Explore our collection of the most luxurious villas in Corfu!

– Stunning art from local, national and international artists –




• the Roofscapes of Siena, • the Sky, Sea and Beaches of Cornwall, Devon and Dorset, • the Mountains and Lakes in the Lake District, and

aidg is a Landscape Artist, who after a career as an Architect, has returned to painting, working from both Kew, SW London, and Balcarrick Beach, Co. Fingal.

Kew, Surrey & Balcarrick Beach, Co. Fingal

He is essentially drawn to the Light, Colour and Texture of the materials of places he’s been to such as:

• the Wild Atlantic Way on the West Coast of Ireland.Also, the random Figure Ground Patterns of places such as Siena, or Venice.

Typically he frames or composes his paintings as a series of vignettes ensuring it captures the essence of the place as he saw it.

It’s an interesting effect.



Then he takes a broad brush approach, blocking out the colours as he sees them, building up each colour by applying layers of different colours, as opposed to the more traditional approach of mixing them ‘off canvas’ as it were.

He works exclusively with Emulsion Paint as he feels he gets both the fluidity of working with watercolors and the richness of working with oils.


‘If there was a world where you could select the best of an architect’s qualities - their ablegiveoftenspatialtechnicalperspective,precision,understandinganddedicationtoanpainstakinglyslowcreationprocess-andthemtoapainter,apainterwiththeirownuniquesenseofcolour,styleandvisionwhoistocreatesomethingbeyondwhatisrealandprecise.Well,whatanartistthatwouldbe.-PrinceandPilgrim,October2020

Looking In /Looking Out HIGHGATE GALLERY 07-22 OCTOBER 2022

Simler’s works reference the magnitude of the natural world which becomes a metaphor for the life cycle. Her preoccupation is with the organic structure of plants and seed pods, and the celebratory glory of flowers, the journey from germination, sprouting, growing, budding, flowering, fading, drooping, folding in, dying, drying, merging… re-emergence. She observes the variety of seasonal landscapes, the sea and its treasures of shells and lumps of coral, in turn creating worlds within worlds and explored in mixed

LIFE FORCE mixed media on canvas 100x76cm For more instagramwww.marilynsimler.netinformationmarilyn_simler

Shemedia.has exhibited widely in both group and solo exhibitions, including the Cadogan Gallery and the Royal Opera House.

Artist Ingrid Solesvik

Top: Winterland I, Winterland II, Winterland III.

Winter-series: The three works were made during a stay in the Art Centre in Svolvær in Lofoten a few years ago. I was inspired by the fact that it had snowed at night and that the steep landscape outside the studio appeared new, clean,


atercolor has for many years been my only preferred medium.

Technique: Watercolor, each work 76x56 cm.

and white, in a fascinating light. My intent is as always to create a mood and to give the viewer an experience. I am a juried member of Norwegian Association of independent artists, Representing Norway Contemporary on the website Watercolor Nordic and a member of the Nordic Watercolor Society, I have my own Studio in Stavanger, Norway and take commissions. See my website for contact information


Left: Torso, Pencil drawing on paper 105x80 cm.

Lately I have been experimenting with pencil drawing on paper and “false drawing on watercolor”. Watercolor technique takes time to learn, I am trained by American and Canadian as well as Norwegian and Swedish professional artists. The lessons of modern watercolor technique introduced by Swedish artist Arne Isacsson, exploring the possibilities of watercolor as a medium, has changed the way I paint. I prefer working with few means, meaning limit the number of colors, use large brushes, and see what happens on the paper by the interaction of pigment with water. Let go of the control, leave the completion to the drying process, be aware and think whether to interrupt the drying process or leave it – the working process is unpredictable but so exciting.

“It had snowed at night and that the steep landscape outside the studio appeared new, clean, and white, in a fascinating light”

Reading the Sunday paper. La Coruna Spain. oil on panel, framed X 44d cms £900

For more paintings visit: will display and attend the Parallax Art Fair, Kensington Town Hall, London 23-24 October 2022

Walking up from Aselinos Beach. Skiathos Greece. oil on panel, framed 54w X 44d cms £600 Father and Son. Skopolos Greece. oil on panel, framed 54w X 44d cms £900




Ian Shaw. A beautiful small Tutsi dance shield, circa

Mall Galleries, The Mall. St James’s SW1Y

Open 10.30am-7pm on public days

NEW THIS YEAR: There will be a ticketed tour of Tribal Art London given by independent specialist Ronnie Archer Morgan. Ronnie is notable for his role as an Antiques Roadshow expert and has been associated with TAL for many years. Ronnie will shed light on a range of exhibits of note and that personally interest him, giving an invaluable and knowledgeable perspective on their form, purpose and collectability within the current market



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Perhaps, Sir David Attenborough and other

Dealers from the UK, Europe and USA will take part, with specialists in many areas including African masks, Indian textiles, Oceanic cultures, Polynesian art, objects of adornment, costume and jewellery, and American Indian works. Every object is selected for its unique form and historical importance. All objects displayed are vetted by a group of independent experts.

Private Preview Day: 3pm – 9pm (Invitation Only)

Alan Marcuson Stand 34cmx17cm.1940.

collectors who regularly visit the fair, you wish to discover fascinating and powerful objects made for use – whether every day or ceremonial – by non-Western cultures and peoples. Or be inspired, like many interior designers and homeowners have long been, by the decorative qualities of these works, whether woven, carved, painted or crafted by skilled artisans.

ribal Art London throws open the doors to its first live event post-Covid with the 15th edition of the fair from 15-18 September 2022 (private preview 14TheSeptember).UK’sonly premier event in the field of ethnographic culture and tribal art takes place at the Mall Galleries in London SW1. TAL brings together more than 20 exhibitors, internationallyreputable specialists in fine and original tribal works of art drawn from all corners of the globe; Oceania, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas, creating an epicentre of world culture just a stone’s throw from St James’s Park.

Joss Graham, Cotton Asafo flag. appliqued flag depicting a lion and a supi. The supi or head of the Asafo regiment plays ball with a lion, showing his mastery. Ghana c1950


An important focal point for private collectors, interior designers and institutions looking for extraordinary cultural objects, Tribal Art London offers an exciting diversity of authentic indigenous art and objects for sale at prices from the low hundreds to over £20,000.


Adam Prout, 19thC Fijian headrest

London’s leading ethnographic art fair 15-18 September 2022, Mall Galleries, SW1

Lyndsey has had an overwhelming response to her solo exhibitions with celebrity collectors such as the critically acclaimed Stephen Graham and partner Hannah Walters.

Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Cornish coastline, Lyndsey uses her contemporary style to capture and create paintings that are unique and inspiring. Born and raised in Cornwall, Lyndsey lives in the bustling seaside town of Falmouth. The light, sky and sea conditions are constantly changing there which ignites her passion for painting. Often using acrylic paints she has the confidence to explore other mediums and techniques to truly bring each painting to life with its atmospheric style.

Following on from that Lyndsey was recently commissioned by a prestigious hotel in Cornwall and has sold internationally to California and Florida.

To view more of her work as well as up to date news and exhibitions, please visit:

ave you ever dreamt of stepping into a painting?The360-degree digital art experience offers visitors total immersion in Van Gogh in a 20,000 sq.ft light and sound spectacular, located in Commercial 106, the former 19th century stable building, opposite the famous Old Spitalfields Market.


The multi-sensory experience guides the viewer through a ten-minute journey on “a day in the life of the artist”, providing a chance to discover the inspiration behind some of his most beloved works including Vincent’s Bedroom at Arles, and Starry Night Over The Rhone River. A drawing studio and additional galleries that explore the life, works and techniques of Van Gogh, create a truly

Commercial 106, Old Stable Yard, The Old Truman Brewery, E1

The building boasts exposed brickwork and many original features including the stable areas themselves, timber beams and arch entrance. Visitors to the exhibition are invited to step into more than 300 of Van Gogh’s sketches, drawings, and paintings by using floor-to-ceiling digital projections, made possible by state-of-the-art video mapping technology. As well as the twostorey tall central projection area, the exhibition also includes a one-of-a-kind VR experience in a separate gallery.

immersive experience that provides its audience with a new, intimate understanding of the postimpressionist genius and his work.

Put your own paintings on display: Discover what it feels like to be Van Gogh. Make your own paintings and have them projected on the walls in an experience loved by kids and grown-ups alike. Immersive and educational, Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience provides a COVID-safe digital experience and great day out.

Only minutes from London’s iconic Shoreditch and Brick Lane, the area is home to a hive of creative businesses as well as exclusively independent shops, galleries, markets, bars and restaurants.


For more information and to purchase tickets,£19.90foradultsand£11.50forchildren.106CommercialStreet,London.E16LZ



Fresh Art Fair Ascot with Eclectic Gallery 23-25 September stand A3. September show Beaulieu Fine Art, the New Forest. Also represented by leading UK galleries including the Wey Gallery, Wychwood Art, D’art Gallery, Cloud Gallery and Bell Fine Art.


Wild natural landscapes and peaceful forests inspire contemporary artist Amanda Horvath to create outstanding paintings. Practising from her studio in the Peak District her work is a response to nature, expressing quiet tranquillity and serene woodlands, which bring the outside into the inside space. “I attempt to capture ethereal light through trees, dramatic contrasting shadows and the spirit of the forest.”

Having developed a unique style focusing on mood and light, the work is expressive employing various techniques to create textured, vibrant paintings full of beauty and life, which lie between abstraction and realism. Her work has found homes with collectors worldwide.

Commissions welcome, visit email


“Artist Tanja andbodyexperimentingPlaynerwithplasticity,spacethehumansenseofselfinrelationtoobjectsandspace”

Lise Vestergaard vuses her art as a global voice to get attention and to call for action around important issues such as sustainability and consumering. In her money art she ask questions around, ‘what does it really mean, to feel rich’?

Lise Vestergaard collaborates and are represented by galleries globally.

In addition to the exhibition on the history of Habsburg-Lothringen, the Villa am Kaiserweg also shows the development of art from old days to the present day.

display throughout the United States and Europe. Nature, and life’s majesty are key inspirations for Rebeccah Klodt; however, she is always quick to give credit to her three creative children, husband, and loyal pets for their valuable encouragement andThecritique.main

he one of the oldest buildings in Persenbeug and the historical area of the Nibelungengau now called the “Villa am Kaiserweg” / “Villa on Emperor way” placed some meters from Persenbeug Castle, where was born Karl I, Austria’s last emperor.

In the exhibition are also works by the USphotographer Cheryle G. Galloway. Her works were shown in London, Los Angeles, Munich, Vienna, Venice. Cheryle is primarily focused on amplifying the conversation around women’s experiences surrounding femininity, womanhood, deconstruction of rigid gender roles and their effect on the individual through photographing her journey of self-discovery and self love.

For Janusz Tworek, art is the basic way of expressing his attitude to reality. The paintings and drawings he creates flow from the instinctive zone, operating beyond intellectual considerations. Most often, the ideas that are the intellectual basis of what he wants to paint change under the influence of the emotions of the moments.

Rebeccah Klodt is an abstract artist from the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. Her art is on


Exhibition at Villa am Kaiserweg

theme in Yli-Mäyry’s work is humanity and people’s alienation from nature in the urban world. Since her arts studies at the Arts Academy in Stuttgart in Germany (1972-75) she has had in 30 countries over 300 solo exhibitions in Japan, in China, in India, in Latin America, in the United States and in many countries in Europe.

Artist Tanja Playner experimenting with body plasticity, space and the human sense of self in relation to objects and space. The grandson of Ferdinand Porsche - Ernst Piech was also impressed by her works of art and dedicated a solo exhibition to her. Also Ornella Muti has artwork of Tanja Playner in her own. Her art were shown from Tokyo to New York, Paris, Basel,Barcelona, Cannes, Vienna, Munich.

The exhibition shows works of art by Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and graphic works by Gustav Klimt, as well as oil and acrylic paintings as well as graphic works and editions by modern artists such as Rebeccah Klodt, Jeff Koons, Tanja Playner, Romulo Galicano, Sotaro Takanami, Pilar Rivero, Romeo Dobrota, Cheryle Galloway, Janusz Tworek, Yli-Mäyry Soile, Jana Masik and other artists. The exhibition is curated by Heinz Playner.

Natalie Papamichael is a contemporary figurative artist. She studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martins and an MA in art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art where she researched the exclusion of women artists from art history and academic training. Her work challenges this exclusion. She studied the painting techniques of the Old Masters in Florence. She has continued with this training, beginning with the copy and then going on to create her own narratives. Self portraiture is integral to her work.


Natalie undertakes commissions, sells prints and creates designer clothing using her artwork.


“Henarch Galleries are experienced in meeting their clients’ needs, whether they are new to the art world or collectors”seasoned

Henarch Galleries showcases some of the most exciting modern art and thanks to the thriving market art has proven itself as a great store of value to hedge against the crushing rise of inflation.Henarch Galleries are experienced in meeting their clients’ needs, whether they are new to the art world or seasoned collectors and investors building on existing collections. Because of this a service has been cultivated tailored to client’s exactingContinuallyrequirements.performing exceptionally alongside the growth in the art market, Henarch Galleries have helped their clients build impressive portfolios. With extensive knowledge of how the market performs and a natural understanding of creative movements in the art world, the group instinctively know how to source and present opportunities along with continual portfolio management based on market trends.

Over the last few years record prices have been set at the major auction houses across the globe with many emerging artists’ works selling for 10 times their pre-sale estimates. Seemingly unaffected by economic crisis, art has proven itself as one of the few remaining reliable asset classes.Representing artists such as Finn Stone and Charmaine Chanakira has generated wide-ranging exposure, catching the eyes of Saatchi Art and Vogue.


Head of Sales Neville Swann says of the group’s success: “Having formed the advisory service at the beginning of a global pandemic, our clear vision and determination to work with only the best-established artists in the industry and offer the very best contemporary artwork to both collectors and investors, has allowed us to be in the position that we are now. With two advisory offices opened in Surrey and London, and a flagship gallery opening in Central London within weeks, this is a very exciting time for HenarchSpecialisingGalleries”.incontemporary artworks by Emerging, Established and Blue-Chip artists,

aunched in 2019 Henarch Galleries has established itself as one of the leading advisory services in the art market. With new offices having just opened in London’s trendy Borough Market area, and a gallery opening this month, things have moved fast for this young company. Owing to their exceptional customer service and over 20 years combined experience, the team have ensured client satisfaction as well as continual growth for the group.


Herb Paris, acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 100 x 100cm

Nick Aston creates ‘botaniscapes’ - rich, vivid paintings that put plants centre stage. His striking artworks celebrate the diversity of plant life through botanic worlds that contain strange and familiar visual references to plants we might recognise. Nick explores our relationship with plants using acrylic, oil and spray paint, producing captivating artworks. For enquiries and to commission a personalised piece, visit and follow @nickastonart on Instagram.

Tel: 07718 740785 07588



For the past twenty five years David Horton had a shop in Richmond, he says that a move to Kensington is close enough to keep in touch with his regular clients and offer services such as jewellery remodelling, repairs and valuations. It also helps to be involved in the community of art and antique dealers for which this street is renowned.

Diamond ring carats step cut, colour.


ew to Kensington is Persis + Horton, a collaboration between antique jewellery dealer Morteza Mojarad and art and jewellery dealer David Horton. Together they have transformed their new premises on Kensington Church Street into an elegant gallery which also showcases the wide variety of wonderful items they sell.

The gallery is very keen to buy jewellery and works of art and will offer competitive prices for interesting items. Auction houses have been taking an increasing cut of the final pay out over the past few years and if you compare what the seller receives to what the ultimate buyer pays including premium it makes sense to get an offer from a specialist dealer. They can arrange payment straight away in a relaxed atmosphere with no obligation or pressure.




about the old historical mines, Emeralds from Muzo, Columbia, Sapphires from Kashmir and rubies from Burma. Natural stones that are not treated or enhanced, backed up with independent certificates from internationally recognised leading experts. The same goes for diamonds, secondhand stones are sourced throughout Europe and Asia. Old mine cut diamonds, which not that long ago were seen as a poor relation to modern brilliant cut stones, are now being appreciated by a new audience who realise the historical and romantic associations of these pieces.

Morteza is a jewellery specialist, he is passionate

The gallery also has a very good stock of twentieth century bronze sculpture including works by Rodin, Dalou, and more modern masters. In the past few years David Horton has sold works to the Victoria & Albert Museum and Tate Britain.

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Large, soulful eyes stare back at you from every corner of her studio. Huge impressive bulls, bristling with machismo stand proudly alongside endearingly soft, maternal portraits of cows, most painted as close to life-size as possible. It is almost as if Joanne is challenging the genre of traditional portraiture with her stunning depiction of these incredible creatures.

ver since making the ‘big move’ from London to the West Country in 2006, Bath-based artist Joanne Cope has been building a reputation for creating beautiful and memorable images of cattle. She paints the cows large and canvas filling, with careful attention to the richness of form of these animals.


and luminosity. Once a painting is near to completion, Joanne will begin to apply several thin layers of glaze to unify colour before the painting is finally varnished.

Her striking images of cattle have earned Joanne local, national and international acclaim. Her paintings now hang in homes and head offices around the world and she continues to receive commissions from both the private and corporate sectors.



She uses specialised oil paints made from pigment and oil modified alkyd resin, which speed up the drying time and create greater translucency


To find out more about available pieces, or to discuss a commission, contact Joanne joannecope-art@hotmail.comInstagram:joannecope.comdirectly.@joannecopeartTel:07958703438Email:

Inspiration is only a stone’s throw away from her studio and Joanne makes regular visits to farmers and breeders to keep her reference material fresh. “It is amazing what can come from quick sketches, on a small piece of paper”, yet this is how, along with the use of reference photos, that many of Joanne’s paintings first come to life.

She wants the viewer to look at something that they may have seen a thousand times before, but in a completely new light and fall in love with them all over again. She salutes her subject matter by placing them in abstract landscapes, careful not to let the background detract from the animals themselves. Her use of open composition strengthens the feeling of space outside the field of vision. She uses depth of field, texture and light, to create drama and intensity in each portrait.


“Bringing the best of the natural world into the heart of your home.”


Featured is ‘A New Hope’, an oil painting on paper.

Visit and follow @anjana.artwork on Instagram to shop her stunning collection.

ANJANA VARGHESE is a doctor based in the UK, who is a self-taught artist. Her work explores themes around nature, the human brain, and philosophy. Anjana is a keen traveller and her travel photographs are a major source of inspiration for her paintings.

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Dresses by Sabina Motasem have always been known for beautifully clean, simple lines with touches of Art Deco and Nouveau. Its what they do best!

Get the Sleepy Bee Studio writing and calligraphy kit and give the personal touch to your wedding stationery. Founded by husband & wife team Gavin & Charlie in 2019, Sleepy Bee Studio is a creative design studio based in Cambridge, specialising in luxury stationery and gifts.


Fabulously scented, simple and understated. This classic bridal bouquet contains gorgeous Belle Romantica roses, coveted for their strong, sweet fruity scent. The roses have a pale pink colour on the outside and a lightchampagne colour on the inside. The stems are bound in our signature olive green satin ribbon, studded with pearl headed pins.


With an arrival worthy of a period drama, the awe-inspiring venue features its own private bridge across the River Itchen, complete with a classic launch boat, extensive grounds and four magnificent opulent rooms, alongside a beautiful Orangery, seating up to 200 guests.


wedding at Avington Park marries all of the history, opulence and romance of centuries gone by with modern day expectations. Set along the banks of the River Itchen, you and your guests have full use of the large estate – a stone’s throw from Winchester, within easy reach of London, the location is as perfect as the venue.

Avington Park features 21 luxurious suites, with carefully curated furnishings in keeping with the


For centuries, Avington Park has served as a playground to Kings and Royal Courtiers, with a rich and romantic history. Two besotted Kings, Charles II and George IV, both snuck their mistresses away at Avington Park. A stunning country estate, the elegant Stately home and its 150 acres have been re-imagined to create an exquisite backdrop for your dream day – with every detail considered. There are even majestic peacocks roaming the land.


Your exclusive estate, just an hour from London.

for up to 200. The Library offers a unique backdrop to dance the night away, as your guests soak up the character of this charming home.

Step into Avington Park… Exclusive use prices start from£12,000.

The Grand Dining Room seats 50 and is perfect for a cosy, more intimate celebration, or to enjoy an afternoon tea as you relax and make yourselves at home on the eve of the big day. The Orangery is a whimsical and enchanting space, where the outside floods in. With walls bursting with jasmine, lemon and lime trees and views across the estate, this offers the perfect setting for a wedding reception

Portraits of King Charles II and his family hang on the walls and the show-stopping ballroom ceiling, painted by Antonio Verio who was tasked with replicating his ceiling masterpiece in the Palace of Versailles, gives a notably regal and exquisite feel to the ballroom ceremony.

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Entirely yours, drinks receptions can be held in the expansive grounds or King Charles Hall, which welcomes guests as they take their first steps into Avington Park, with its hand painted walls by the famous Claremont, making a grand first impression. The Crown Jewel of the house, the Versailles Ballroom, is flooded with natural light and views across the rolling parkland, making a breathtaking ceremony space.

Avington Park is also home to a classic Rolls Royce, befitting as Lady Eleanor Shelley Rolls (heiress to the Rolls Royce fortune) lived a long happy life at Avington until 1951. With the choice of the Rolls Royce or Bentley, you will be able to arrive in style with a drive around the Itchen Valley, before making your way down the impressive entrance to say “I do”. Or perhaps journey through Avington Lake on the classic launch boat. This estate is yours to enjoy in all its splendour.Froman intimate Wedding Breakfast for 50 to a more lavish celebration up to 200, there is both privacy, elegance and an indescribable magic found at Avington Park.

estate’s country setting. The newlyweds and guests will feel like royalty as they make themselves at home.Aprestigious country retreat, Avington Park was famously once owned by King Charles II; with many of the original features still remaining. With his mistress Nell Gwynn, Avington Park was a notorious party palace, in which the royal court attended. The love of huge parties continues as you and your guests party like royalty at Avington Park!

I had a great on-the-day co-ordinator (invaluable!), had a few Teams meets beforehand with her and the bridal party, had colour coded lists printed out, the whole nine yards when planning. However, because we had no contingency in there, all it took to knock us off schedule were a few delays (photos always take longer than you expect)


So for today’s nugget of wisdom, I’d advise plotting out your wedding day and ALL the key moments you definitely want captured. This is an extension of the photographer shot list that many create, as that mainly focuses on the poses of you and your spouse, no, this is much bigger and an invaluable tool to ensure there are no tears before bedtime.Good luck and if you would like help mapping out and capturing your vital wedding moments, contact me at, until then, see you next time where I share my experience of my cancelled honeymoon suite, which we only found out about when we arrived at the hotel on the wedding night! Don’t let that be you!

fter a year of perusing Pinterest boards, browsing wedding magazines and scanning wedding forums for tips, my big day bounded up out of the blue like a big, friendly, wet dog, catching me unawares, quick, all-encompassing and slightly unwelcome.Myname is Krystle. I got married last month and will be giving it to you raw, the good, the bad and the ugly. A series of tips of valuable lessons learnt, so you don’t have to go through the trials and tribulations of the unknown, like I did.

and BOOM, we didn’t get to do our first-look room reveal. BLAM, we never had time for any photos in the bridal party relaxation room upstairs that we’d hired furniture specially for.

Engagement photo and main wedding photo taken by Neli Prahova

“I’d advise plotting out your wedding day and ALL the key moments you definitely want captured, so nothing is missed”

All disappointments that only became starkly obvious as we start to go through our photos now. It’s all the more jarring as my business It’s My Magazine captures the love story and wedding for a bride in her own magazine, as an accompaniment to a traditional wedding album and part of that is all the little details, so it was a bummer that so many of my own were missed.


Yes it all (generally) comes together, hopefully it “will be alright on the night” and all those nefarious platitudes people use when talking about weddings, however if you’re anything like me and have invested time, energy and money into all the special touches, you’ll want to ensure you make the most of them and they’re captured beyond the big day.

So that leads me onto my first tip: Get your timings right!

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Above: The bridal suite that didn’t get professionally photographed

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respected and long-standing florists.

ased in the heart of Covent isBloomsburyGarden,FlowersoneofLondon’smost

At the initial consultation, they will get excited with you for your big day. Their wish is to help you make it fabulous. They work with you to interpret what you want. They will conceptualise your floral vision and bring it into bloom with attention to detail, and most importantly within budget. They work to ensure your wedding flowers are exactly what you envision, taking into account your favourite flowers, colours and design ideas. Using only the freshest seasonal flowers, they can create a traditional English wedding for you or one which is more Eitheravant-garde.wayyourwedding will for

It was established in 1994, by two former Royal Ballet dancers.

Their bespoke wedding floristry service shows that they are superb at understanding the feel & needs of the wedding and the venue and most importantly the bride.

Their depth of experience is second to none.

And to add another exciting dimension to their floristry & wedding offering, Bloomsbury Flowers is developing a flower farm in Berkshire & a hotel and wedding venue and a second flower farm in a palazzo in Italy.

Recently they handed over the reins to Anoma Radkevitch, who also runs the award-winning florist, Lady Flora.

There really is not a better florist available to help make your wedding florals perfect.

If you want fabulous floral art for your wedding this is who to go for. They are used to arranging weddings in all the top venues in London and have done weddings throughout the UK and in Italy and France too.


sure be unique and beautiful.

“The day was perfect in every sense of the word, and the flowers played a huge part of that. A huge thank you to you and your team for ensuring the flowers looked their part.”



It is synonymous with gorgeous flowers, arranged with grace and style. Their clientele ranges from London’s corporations, the theatre, opera and ballet world and its’ lavish hotels and event venues, to the more ordinary.

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Bloomsbury Flowers will make one of the most important days of your life even more special. We design and create gorgeous arrangements for weddings and civil ceremonies in many different locations throughout London and the UK. Drop into our Covent Garden store or call us to discuss how we can help make your dream day a reality. We also supply fabulous creations for events of all sizes, ranging from intimate dinner parties, product launches to large corporate functions and gala events. Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B 0207 242





From Marketing in the Health Industry to Radio Presenter, Marianna now owns Cyprus based creative agency, The Social Studio, specializing in Marketing, PR, Events and Weddings for clients around Europe. Marianna completed two courses to give her an in-depth insight into wedding planning and to help her understand her clients. “I’m passionate about bringing creative concepts to life and producing experiences that push the limits.”

After years working in Sales and Administration, Akilah craved something creative that challenged her daily. After her studies she launched ‘With Akilah & Co’ catering for weddings across London and the home counties. Akilah explains ‘It is important to me that our couples are living their best life through all the planning and on the day. So, everyone who is part of my team, is highly experienced with specialised skills.”

ourses at The Event School London attract a variety of people: from those with some relevant experience to career-changers from completely different industries. Programme Leader, Siobhan Craven-Robins delved further into the backgrounds and ensuing success of our graduates, so their stories could inspire others considering this rewarding career change.

15 years of corporate experience in London, Europe, and the Middle East backed Sandra’s move into event planning with her focus now on luxury weddings. Building on existing experience and her studies, she formed ‘Stressfree Weddings by SandraM’. Specialising in Austrian weddings, she is based between London and Austria. Sandra says “2022 has seen a good start to the business with a busy 2023 ahead”.

Self-professed wedding alchemist and travel addict, Italian born pharmacist Roberta fell in love with London on her first visit. After creating her own special wedding day, she chose to study and pursue a career in event planning. Roberta now owns ‘Events by Roberta Burcheri’ planning Italian and British weddings. ‘We design all stages of the wedding and curate our couple’s ideas to define an aesthetic that’s uniquely their own.”


“After creating her own special wedding day, she chose to study and pursue a career in event planning”




The many paths into professional planning careers


From Planning Your Own Wedding to Wedding Planner

Often have a snooze during the speeches? It’s a common practice now to split them up between courses rather than all at the beginning of dinner. If you’d like to change it up even more, why not have the speeches whilst doing something else...drifting down the Thames on a boat; the orators on top deck with microphone in hand and wind in their hair? Or at a rooftop home cinema,

Expert advice from London wedding planner, Love Made Me Weddings

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complete with projector and candlelight - let the speeches roll, pre-recorded (also good for nervous speech-makers) and enjoy the show.

ove Made Me Weddings is a planning agency that specialises in London weddings. With 7+ years of wedding planning experience & a lifetime in hospitality, owner Annie has accumulated top reviews from many happily married couples. She is proud to work personally with every client, tailoring the planning process, to fit with every couple’s ideas, values and lifestyle.

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“ It was lovely to work with Annie! All the suppliers she suggested were in line with our initial ideas And even above our expectations!” – Sara & Oscar, Mile End, July 2022


If you don’t know where to start and need expert guidance, a wedding planner may well be your true soulmate. Annie is there to discuss your ideas, provide inspiration (if needed) & arrange your special day, stress-free.

A classic 3-course meal is all very well, but it risks flashbacks of past weddings and UV-lit work conferences. Instead, inspire conversation amongst your guests by personalising it to illustrate your love. Try sushi and saké to prompt memories of your Tokyo engagement, followed by spaghetti vongole made on-site by your local Italian restaurant, or cheese fondue at midnight like you drunkenly shared on your ski holiday (-oh darling!-). There are many memories that you can experience again on your big day.

Not feeling like chilled soup, chicken breast & chocolate parfait?


Weddings ARE tradition; one should include as many of these age-old practices into their day as they wish. However, following traditions just because, is madness. Love Made Me Weddings is there to inspire. Say goodbye to bored guests, to feeling uncomfortable and to unnecessary tradition. Anyone who has been to a British wedding will know all too well the ceremony - canapé/chitchatphotos - speeches - dinner - cake – the first dance and maybe a dodgy DJ/ live band blueprint, creating countless opportunities for bored guests. But this is easily avoided with a little creativity!

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Southwest’s Ultimate Fairytale Wedding Venue

The estate is accessible via a 3 mile private drive, helipad or airstrip, Orchardleigh also has its own fleet of Rolls Royce’s, Horse and Carriage, and Helicopter to choose from to move around the estate in style.

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rchardleigh’s Exclusive Estate Wedding Experience, set within 500 acres of unspoiled Somerset countryside, just ten miles from the Historic city of Bath, is no finer setting for a Luxury Wedding. Couples can choose to marry in one of the estate Churches or alternatively the house is fully licensed for civil ceremonies inside and outside in the beautiful estate grounds.

Start your magical stay with a night at Orchardleigh Castle sleeping up to 24 complete with gardens with a countryside view and private hot tubs. Then for the following one or two days, you and up to 300 guests can have exclusive use of the whole estate, comprising Orchardleigh House - an opulent 19th Century Mansion and its surrounding grounds, and the Estate’s walled gardens known as Elmhay Park with its Picturesque Orangery and Italian Garden.

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across the estate for up to 200, including 12 traditional cottages and 41 opulent letting rooms so guests will have the option to drink and dance ’til dawn. Completing a bespoke luxury wedding is a newlywed stay at the Lakeside Palladium Boathouse and hot tub overlooking 35 acres of private lakes. Dog-friendly rooms are available.

With locally sourced food cooked by their expert chefs and an extensive wine list to choose from, you and your guests will live like royalty for the duration of your stay. There is accommodation

For gallery pictures, more information and details of other packages, please visit www. or call 01373 472550.

Shortlisted by the Independent Newspaper as Best National Wedding Venue

Home to the 18-hole Brian Huggett designed Golf Course, make use of the stunning course whilst you are here, available from £20 per round.

Whether looking for a sun-soaked summer stay or a cosy winter break, a destination wedding or a memorable family reunion, a fabulous corporate retreat or an intimate couples getaway, join the ever-expanding number of happy guests to experience an unforgettable luxury villa holiday.

uxury is defined by the quality of time spent, the place you spend it in, the people you spend it with.

It is with this philosophy that London-based My Private Villas was established in 2011. Although it has consistently increased its portfolio and presence in the villa rental market, the company retains the soul of a boutique, guestoriented company.

Being at the forefront of the luxury market means responding promptly to new situations and trends. In the past few years, the luxury villa specialists have offered properties suitable for remote working, those with flexible cancellation policies, and - more recently - ideal accommodation options for long-awaited reunions with loved Ongoingones.research into up-and-coming destinations means that returning guests are provided with exciting places to discover, from whitewashed Trulli in Apulia to stylish beach

My Private Villas boasts a portfolio spanning from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean, from the green lawns of historic Lake Como to the lavender-scented Provencal fields, from dramatic Greek coastlines to the sprawling African plains, and from the snow-capped mountains of the Alps to idyllic private islands. The agents take pride in offering the best private villas on the market to discerning guests, thanks to a close relationship with the owners represented and in-depth knowledge of the destinations offered.

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properties in Comporta, whilst firm favourites like Ibiza, St Tropez and Courchevel remain fabulous destinations for an introduction to luxury travel. My Private Villas is not just a villa rental company – a dedicated concierge team is also on-hand to organise any extras desired. Helicopter and luxury car transfers, local wine tasting or cooking classes, private visits to museums and galleries, private chef services, or table reservations at exclusive Michelin-starred restaurants… Guests will experience the perfect balance between calm poolside relaxation and days filled with making memories to last a lifetime.


every need is met and that your day runs perfectly to Weplan.offer a variety of packages to suit all seasons, budgets and tastes, many including bedrooms in our manor house for your wedding party to stay on the night of your big day. Our stylish accommodation in both our manor house and The Mews provides plenty of room for family and friends to retreat after a long day celebrating. Our Champneys Spa is the perfect location for your pre-wedding pamper, for a spa day to help you to take time out and relax ahead of your day or to unwind the following morning. With an extensive range of spa treatments, from manipedis to facials and relaxing massages, our experts are on-hand to make you feel as good as new. Visit to discover your dream day and to book your show round or call 0343 224 1700 to speak to our experts.

Three beautiful oak-panelled reception rooms play host to your civil marriage ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening party; while outside, the striking ivy-covered manor house provides a beautiful backdrop for your wedding photos and the Italian gazebo situated in our tranquil walled garden offers a breath-taking setting for outdoor nuptials.Withdining options from our award-winning restaurant, traditional menus showcase a contemporary flair and are accompanied by the finest selection of wines. Both you and your guests will love the selection of indulgent dishes and mouth-watering canapés on offer. And with the inside track to Kent’s best wedding suppliers, you’ll be sure to have the wedding day of your dreams.


The perfect setting for your civil ceremony and wedding day, our dedicated team of wedding planners, banqueting manager, award-winning chefs and toastmaster is on hand to make sure your

The ultimate fairy tale wedding destination in the Garden of England.


et in the heart of Kent, among acres of immaculate gardens and far-reaching views of the rural North Downs, this former royal residence is rich in heritage and full of surprises and traditional interiors.


You can contact the venue on 01503 272214 or weddings@trenderwayfarm.comemail



The opportunity for family and friends to plan a wonderful Cornish holiday around your wedding date is a really appealing one. Seven luxury Double or Twin rooms for the main wedding party, including the Meadow Barn Wedding Suite, provide AA 5 star accredited luxury accommodation. There are numerous nearby accommodation options for your other guests. When Cathryn and her team show you around, you’ll immediately see the potential to create an incomparable wedding. With no big city overheads you will be able to allow yourself to plan your wedding at this unique place, with freedom and ambition.You’llhave a choice of spaces around Trenderway for every aspect of your celebration. There are four licensed areas for the ceremony itself, each different in character and capacity. The Trenderway team has carefully selected caterers, to offer you a wide choice of mouth-watering menus, to suit every palate and budget. They even have two well stocked bars offering everything from a decent local Cornish pint to a curated selection of spirits.This really is the perfect wedding venue for creating an amazing atmosphere for your wedding and of course, for the best possible party!

Cornwall really is a wonderful option for your wedding. You’ll find that, although Trenderway is a premium venue, many of your associated costs will be far lower than equivalents closer to London. These days, transport links between London and Cornwall are superb. There are direct flights from Gatwick to Cornwall Airport near Newquay, direct Great Western Trains from Paddington to Liskeard, just 20 mins away and the drive is all motorway or dual carriageway, until the last 10 miles.

“If you are thinking of getting married here, DO IT! Out of all the venues we visited, Trenderway were by far the most friendly and accommodating.”

– Kate & Chris, June 2022.

renderway is a truly unique, luxury barn wedding venue in south Cornwall, set in 200 acres of wooded organic farmland in a pretty, hidden valley, just inland from Polperro and the coast. Characterised by beautiful, thoughtfully restored 18th Century farm buildings, Trenderway has oak-floored, whitewashed-walled barns and luxury barnconversion accommodation, set around a gently sloping courtyard and farmhouse.



Creating your wedding here is a unique experience. The whole of the property will be for your exclusive use; a blank canvas for you to plan the wedding you have always imagined. Trenderway’s committed, friendly team will help you every step of the way, to ensure everything is just right for you.

Perfect CeremoniesDay Sabine the Celebrant creates bespoke and personal ceremonies for you

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The Covered are a multi award winning high energy function band specialising in exciting floor-filling pop, rock and soul classics from across the decades. Ranging from the 50’s and 60’s with The Beatles and Chuck Berry, right through to current day hits from Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars. The Covered have performed at dozens of functions and weddings over the years so you can be sure they’ll have your guests filling the dance floor with their classics! They normally play a 2 hour set with a 15 minute break and their band ranges from a 4 piece right up to a 10 piece with saxophone and trumpet! THESE ARE THE CURRENT AWARDS THEY HAVE: • Best function band South East 2019 (Event Entertainment) • Winner -Wedding band of the year 2020/2021/2022 - SC Region (The Wedding industry awards) • Gold award for excellence 2019 (Bridebook) • Best Wedding Party Entertainment Band - South East England in the LuxLife Global Wedding Awards 2022 • Best wedding band -UK Enterprise Awards 2022

FESTIVALS The Covered are based in London/South East but do travel UK wide and internationally. They have a state of the art LED lighting system which will glow up the stage and dance floor with stunning visual effects.


Photographer: Matt Porteous


• Styling. You may be inspired by something as simple as a colour or a specific theme but rather than trying to style the entire event space, focus on having a few statement pieces. These will create that ‘wow factor’ and capture people’s attention.

If you’re using several event spaces, even within the same venue, mix things up a bit. For example - we created a ski-lodge in the middle of summer

At Cranberry Blue, we first and foremost take our time to really get to know and understand our clients. What’s important to them? What atmosphere do they wish to create? What would make the day feel truly personal? From the moment guests receive their invitation to when the band play their last chord, we consider every aspect and ensure the experience encompasses all the senses, leaving a long-lasting impression. Creating that luxury experience isn’t just about having a large budget though; it is more about knowing how best to use that budget to achieve maximum output.

• It is vital to think about which aspects of your wedding are most important to you. We always ask clients what their top three priorities are; this is where we never make compromises.

successful wedding is not just about how good the food is or how impressive the table decorations are; it’s about creating an experience, lasting personal memories, and making each and every moment count.



Insider secrets of creating an unforgettable, showstopper of a wedding revealed by Melanie Helen, Director and founder of Cranberry Blue, luxury wedding and event planning consultancy

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• Your venue. Take time to choose and think outside the box - from historical buildings and private estates to galleries and museums; to name a few. Multiple venues can work well, as does keeping some details secret from guests until the day itself for a fun twist.

Photographer: John Nassari

Photographer: John Nassari

Finally: Don’t overlook the smaller, thoughtful touches that make all the difference. Given the

for one client and also transformed an indoors reception space into a park, complete with real grass, trees, moving cloud projections and the smell of freshly cut grass!

Photographer: John Nassari

Cranberry Blue are one of the leading event consultancies, creating exceptional and bespoke luxury events for British and International clientele across the UK.

• Food. Why not consider having interactive food stations for your drink’s reception where chefs create various culinary delights in front of your eyes? Styled dessert stations, coupled with signature cocktails are a fun addition. Think about taking things even further such as when we created an entire sweet shop for one client.

“I cannot stress how much effective lighting raises the bar; turning a good party into an amazing one”

power of scent at evoking memories, we often suggest clients incorporate this as well by using diffusers, candles, and room sprays. It’s even possible to have a bespoke scent created for the occasion which is a wonderful keepsake.

Photographer: John Nassari

• Entertainment. We suggest weaving various acts throughout your celebration. What about having fashion illustrators, acapella groups or a surprise dance troupe in the evening to help to keep the energy and atmosphere up?

Photographer: Sanshine Photography

Photographer: Sanshine Photography

• Don’t forget additional lighting. This is often overlooked, but I cannot stress how much effective good lighting raises the bar, turning a good event into an amazing one.

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This cool Chlo checked lily dogstooth jacket and the black leather ankle boots. Made from cow leather with leather lining and insole, buckle closure and rhinestones. adult inspiration.



Wearing merino wool pyjamas when sleeping helps babies sleep better. This is because it is Temperature Regulating, Moisture Wicking and Comfortable. These are Made to Order.



Your kids will love this poster in the style of a retro chart or diagram. Featuring lots of different species of Dinosaur they will love pointing at the various dinosaurs and learning their names and colours.


Preserving flowers by pressing is an age-old art, and one that deserves to be celebrated and cherished by every generation. Our hand-crafted, wooden flower press enables a simple way for children to enjoy this absorbing and mindful activity, whilst preserving natural beauty for use in craft projects and study.



Carrot loves his nice warm bed. But soon he wants to explore the big wide world. Who will help him pull up his roots and move on? This delightful story for youngsters is printed on paper containing real carrot seeds.


Play Pen

Portable & foldable to make your life easier.

The move from Kensington Palace to Adelaide Cottage – a Grade II-listed four-bedroom house in Windsor’s private Home Park – is both nearer to William’s grandmother the Queen, who spends most of her time at Windsor Castle, and to Kate’s parents’ home in Bucklebury, Berkshire.

“This is very much a decision that two parents have made to give their children the ‘most normal’ start possible”

George, nine, and Charlotte, aged seven, have left their London prep school, Thomas’s Battersea,

Kensington Palace confirmed the move and a royal source said: “This is very much a decision that two parents have made to give their children

As Prince William and Kate’s three children prepare to move to a new school, an educational psychologist explains how to help kids cope with change.


to join Lambrook School near Ascot in September – along with their little brother Louis, aged four.


he Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are relocating from London to leafy Windsor – a decision that has been “led by the kids”.

The Cambridges move to Windsor: How to help children settle at a new school

“We know as adults that if we’re undergoing major change in one area of our lives, we need to keep continuity in other parts as much as possible so we enjoy the change and don’t become too unsettled,” says Cullen, who stresses that this need for continuity applies even more to children, especially the very young.

“Even the toughest kids might need their mum and dad more than ever during this transition period when everything is changing”



Remember that change can be painful and destabilising as well as exciting and enhancing.

“KP [Kensington Palace] can be a bit of a fishbowl. They wanted to be able to give George, Charlotte and Louis a bit more freedom than they have living in central London. It’s very much a decision that’s been led by the kids.”

She stresses that although many professionals have great expertise in supporting children as they adapt to change and challenges, there are no better experts than their own parents. “Trust your hard-earned knowledge and the insights you’ve acquired over time in relation to your own child, but also ask for help as and when you consider it’s needed.”

But while the decision takes the Cambridges nearer to family and gives the children 52 acres of Berkshire countryside to run around in at Lambrook School, there is still some potential turmoil associated with upping sticks and leaving schoolfriends behind to start afresh in a new area.


expectations of the usual behavioural standards as much as possible while your child settles in to their new school,” advises Cullen.

“Changing schools is a major challenge for all children, whatever their age, as school takes up such a large and significant part of their lives and contributes so much to their development,” stresses educational psychologist Dr Kairen Cullen ( won’t be alone in having to face challenges including joining existing social groups, breaking into established school sports teams, and becoming familiar with new teachers and teaching styles. Plenty of other kids face the same issues when they too move to a different area, for whatever reason.

Parents may need to cut children some slack when they’re finding their feet at a new school. “Make as many allowances as you can and modify your


Try to make sure everything at home is consistent, stable and comforting. “The familiar framework and routines of home provide comfort and reassurance when children are being tested by a new school environment,” she says.


the ‘most normal’ start possible.


Even the toughest kids might need their mum and dad more than ever during this transition period when everything is changing. “This is a time for nurturing the child, so some extra special time, a few treats and lots of cuddles and kind words are called for.”

Remember that children’s growth and development comes largely from the challenges they face, which are carefully eased by the adults in their lives, be they parents, carers, relatives or educational professionals. “The new school experience offers a lot of opportunities for everyone involved to work together in helping the child cope with the challenges,” Cullen explains.

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Here’s what Cullen advises parents to bear in mind when they try to help their children through the change from one school to another…

Mental health and resilience top of the agenda at QUEEN ETHELBURGA’S

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and life in general. We are focused on developing our students’ skills and resilience, whilst nurturing their wellbeing. We have a dedicated team of trained staff on call 24 hours a day to offer support and guidance to all students within a specialist welfare area.

The academic results speak for themselves, but what really sets QE apart is the wraparound pastoral support for students and the incredible facilities and accommodation that they benefit from as part of campus life. Care is the most important element within the QE Community; every member of the Collegiate, staff and student, is responsible for the pastoral care and happiness of the site.


QE offers support and guidance to all students and parents to ensure that we are all working to support individual students needs and equipping them with the right skills, not only to be successful in education, but to excel in their chosen career

QE’s innovative THRIVE@QE programme offers each and every student the opportunity to access a huge range of activities to support their positive mental health and wellbeing. Students at QE also have an opportunity to link in with the extensive Peer Mentoring System which runs across the whole Collegiate. At QE, everything possible is done to prepare students for the many experiences they will encounter as they move through their educational journey and future life.

s the education sector moves into the bright light of the Summer Term and towards the annual exam season, Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate’s (QE) focus on delivering pastoral care of the highest standard for its students continues to be of utmost importance.Nestledin 220 acres of beautiful North Yorkshire countryside but still under 2.5 hours from the capital by train, our location is ideal. Our highly secure, rural campus, with state-of-the-art facilities and exceptional staff community will ensure that your child has a safe, enjoyable learning experience that they’ll remember always.



The consultant-led care package allows you the choice of one of their experienced consultant obstetricians to personally guide you through your pregnancy and birth. Your consultant provides continuity and individualised expertise throughout your journey. They build a relationship with you and your partner through the antenatal period to give you confidence to birth safely with them in line with your birth preferences. They continue to support you through the postnatal period, including your 6 week postnatal check. All consultants are available to meet you and your birth partner without any obligation.

he Kensington Wing is the dedicated private maternity unit at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, providing women and birthing people with around-the-clock clinical care, comfortable en-suite private rooms and hospitality services.

Located in the heart of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital – part of one of the UK’s top rated hospital Trusts – your baby’s and your safety and wellbeing are reassuringly supported at all times. The Kensington Wing is immediately located next to the hospital’s outstanding and newly expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and a consultant anaesthetist remains on site at all times 24/7, dedicated to the needs of our patients.Toensure the safety of women, birthing people and birth partners, The Kensington Wing has important infection control procedures for staff and visitors to adhere to but remain welcoming to your chosen birth partner for all stages of your pregnancy, birth and postnatal stay. Your individual room and en-suite facilities are a haven, and the catering and hospitality team ensures your stay is relaxing as well as safe. On the Kensington Wing the consultant obstetricians, midwives, nurses and maternity support workers provide care as a team and are delighted to offer both consultant-led and midwife-led maternity packages.



The Kensington Wing’s highly experienced team of midwives welcome enquiries and the opportunity to discuss midwife-led care in more detail. These ‘meet the midwife’ sessions are always a relaxed and special time to talk and discover more without any obligation. For those women and birthing people who are appropriate for midwife-led care, the team provide full support throughout your pregnancy and the midwifery team are available 24 hours seven days a week for advice or concerns throughout your pregnancy, birth and postnatal stay.

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The Kensington Wing enquiry team are always happy to support with these arrangements and answer any questions.

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“This two-metre high fall is a really important part of the birthing process.”

They were also surprised Stanley was already

6ft tall and weighed a “hefty” 72 kilograms when he was born on Saturday.MsRoffe said: “Mum-to-be Orla was stood next to Dagmar, another experienced mum, for the delivery as she readied herself for the final push.

“Her calf then arrived into the world with quite the bump, causing the rest of the herd to jump to their feet.

newborn giraffe is “strong, healthy and very content” after falling 6ft on to a bed of soft straw as his mother gave birth.


“The excitement of a new calf suddenly appearing shortly before 3am certainly gave everyone quite the awakening.

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She added Stanley is “strong, healthy and very content”.

Giraffe team manager Sarah Roffe said high falls are “a really important part of the birthing process” for giraffes as it breaks the umbilical cord and stimulates the calf to take its first breath.


Footage showed Stanley’s first wobbly steps and feed, a moment zookeepers said is “vitally important” for the bond between mother and baby.

The calf, named Stanley after Mount Stanley, the tallest mountain in Uganda, was born at Chester Zoo after a 15-month pregnancy and threehour labour for his mother, Orla.


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If you are expecting a new arrival or modernising a children’s bedroom, be sure to check out the Little Snoozes website. You’ll find modern Scandinavian-style bunks alongside timeless trundle beds. Cosy cot and junior bed mattresses, a veritable rainbow of children’s bedding, and all the accessories you need to organise, declutter, and create the perfect place of dreams for your little one.

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QE has two senior schools on their modern, well-equipped campus, which is close to York, Harrogate and Leeds, in Thorpe Underwood. This allows for a high level of personalised care and guidance for all students, and an innovative curriculum model to suit each individual. Students in QE Faculty achieved 86% A*-B grades at A Level and in QE College achieved 96% percent A*-B grades. The percentage of BTEC Distinction* and Distinction grades in QE Faculty was


“Students in QE Faculty achieved 86% A*-B grades at A Level and in QE College achieved 96% percent A*-B grades”

Celebrates Exceptional Achievements In 2021/2022

‘We are very proud of every single one of our Year 13 students, and I would like to wish each of them well as they continue their educational journey and move on from QE. The fantastic results they have received today are sure to set them up for exceptional futures. However, if the last two years has taught us anything, it is the importance we should place on factors which our students display in abundance; those of compassion, humility, kindness, selflessness, resilience, generosity, and courage.

addition, for the second year running, one of our prefects, Oluwatoni, was awarded the national Lexden Prize 2022 by the Independent Schools Association, for the ‘Most Remarkable Sixth Form Student,’ for her national and international fundraising and charitable work. This follows on from the success of former Head Boy, Cyrus, in 2021.”


tudents, staff and parents, from the award-winning North Yorkshire independent schools which make up Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate, are celebrating today, following exceptional achievements on A Level and BTEC Results Day 2022.This year saw the return to the traditional examination schedule following the disruption of the pandemic, presenting a challenging time for many students who have not previously experienced a formal examination setting. The focus and outstanding positivity of this particular group of A Level and BTEC students is fully reflected within today’s results.

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Our students’ determination to develop all of these skills which are crucial for future life, ensures they continue to achieve the highest possible standards in all that they do, and all our staff have

been privileged to have been able to support them on their individual journeys. We are delighted to be able to celebrate such a fantastic set of results for 2022 at QE, and share in our students’ success.’


This81%.year has seen students aim high with a wide range of first choice university places achieved at Cambridge, Imperial College London, the London School of Economics, Durham, King’s College London, University College London, and Bath, amongst other excellent UK and worldwide universities.Principal of the Collegiate, Daniel Machin, said:


As seen in national league tables, the A Level results for both QE College and QE Faculty have been amongst the best schools in the country for many years now. The Collegiate has also recently been shortlisted for the prestigious Independent School of the Year Awards in five categories: Independent Prep School of the Year for Chapter House; Independent Boarding School of the Year; School of the Year for Community Outreach; Unsung Hero of the Year; and Rising Star of the

ranleigh School believes that few things in life shape us quite as profoundly as our experiences at school. The teenage years can be uniquely exhilarating, fabulously rewarding, and occasionally deeply challenging. A significant proportion of who we become as adults can be traced to the pathway we tread through adolescence. Who we are, and, crucially, how we are are often seeded in school life. Cranleigh is an unashamedly high-achieving school, but one cemented on the idea that school life really matters and committed to making the experience as rich, supportive and enjoyable as we can for every individual.




From Mr Simon Bird, Deputy Head

So much of what is on offer at Cranleigh is designed to provide our youngsters with the opportunities to develop those life-long qualities. Different individuals will be fired up by different activities – many will be driven by passionate intellectual curiosity; others will find outlets for their talents in music, drama, sport, in creative arts, or the great outdoors. Most pupils will find

Ask any parent what they want for their child at school and ‘academic success’ is almost always the first response, but it is never close to being the whole answer. Excellent grades are a ‘must’. However, as parents we understand that life is mostly lived on the other side of that doorway, so preparation for what lies beyond is vital. This preparation resides in developing a student’s approach to life, their character, their resourcefulness, their judgement, their humour, their compassion. That ambition lies at the heart of our ethos.

themselves exploring and experimenting across the full range of opportunities on offer. They should expect to find themselves stretched, challenged interactions in a busy boarding environment like ours are unique, even as a day pupil. Learning to live as part of a close-knit community leads to an openness and acceptance of others that becomes second-nature to our pupils. Diversity is celebrated, inclusivity and respect for others are fundamental values. A hallmark of a Cranleigh education is the quality of relationships pupils establish with each other, friendships that endure long beyond the years a pupil spends with us.

Treat other people well. Everything else is detail.

“Ask any parent what they want for their child at school and ‘academic success’ is almost always the first response, but it is never close to being the whole answer”


DLD College London is opening a new Year 9 from September 2023, offering unique learning opportunities at this well-established, award-winning school to younger students.

DLD pioneers innovative curriculum for new Year 9 opening

Taking advantage of the school’s central London position on the South Bank, the curriculum also has an Urban School Project element where, once a week, London truly is the classroom. Students will work on cross-curricular projects, actively using everything the capital has to offer, thereby instilling an awareness and interest beyond the conventional.


n innovative thematic based new Year 9 curriculum has been designed to spark a love of learning, preparing students for the careers of tomorrow whilst at the same time providing a solid bedrock of knowledge and skills. The unique programme will deliver a hybrid of the traditional and the cuttingedge, thereby introducing students to the rigours of English and Mathematics but also learning about topics such as NFTs and cryptocurrency.

DLD understands that students don’t fit into one mould of learning and so the variety of traditional and contemporary courses offered reflects the commitment to providing quality education for diversity, leadership and development. As students finish their Year 9 Programme, they will progress onto DLD’s new suite of courses in Years 10 and 11 including a choice of up to 10 traditional GCSE subjects,

and exciting new BTEC courses such as Esports, Sports Management and Business Enterprise. The choices on offer grow wider still for A Levels, BTECs and International Foundation Programmes in Years 12 and 13.

It’s a modern concept which includes content such as Digital Futures, People & Places, and Study & Life Skills, in addition to a focus on the core learning that students need by studying Mathematics and English at depth, supporting the levels of numeracy and literacy that are required across all other subjects. Future-proofing students for yet to be created careers is a buzz phrase in education but DLD is really making this happen.

Described by the Good Schools Guide as “one of the most unique and exciting schools in Britain: urban, modern, forward-looking and undeniably cool”, DLD has introduced its Year 9 programme as the first step into an exciting world of choice for each individual student’s own school-career journey. Diversity, Leadership and Developmentnow from age 13 at DLD College London. Next Open Evening on Thursday 29 September 2022. Year 9 Activity Morning Saturday 8 October 2022. Register Online

“DLD understands that students don’t fit into one mould of learning and so the variety of traditional and contemporary courses offered reflects the commitment to providing quality education for leadershipdiversity,anddevelopment”


“Alumnae have gone on to become climate change winningscientists,doctors,consultants,authors,artists,GrammyAward-musiciansandevenahorse-racingicon”

Ready to call out inequality or injustice in whatever form it may present itself, pupils have strong moral compasses, and are accepting and respectful of themselves and others. There is no mould for a Sydenham High pupil and that’s what makes the school so special. The school is delighted to have been shortlisted for seven Independent School of the Year Awards for 2022 in recognition for all that goes on in its community.

Sydenham High School shortlisted for a plethora of awards!

Alumnae have gone on to become climate change consultants, doctors, authors, scientists, artists, Grammy Award-winning musicians and even a horse-racing icon. They value remaining true to themselves even if that means going against the grain. There is an instilled belief that pupils can do whatever they put their minds to but they recognise that it is not just about them. They have a duty to the wider community and those connections are as strong and

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important as they have ever been, with regular charity fundraising, foodbank donations and volunteering.NewHead, Antonia Geldeard, is rightly very proud of the community she is now leading: “What stood out for me is the overriding commitment to the individual; the warm, supportive atmosphere, caring for each pupil and helping each student to benefit from the wide range of co-curricular opportunities on offer; there is a real commitment to recognising each girl’s own achievement and academic success, which particularly resonates with me.”

Sydenham High education is about so much more than an excellent set of results. A lifelong love of learning is fostered through tailor-made enrichment opportunities such as their Lecture Series, Socrates Programme, Plato Programme and #700STEMChallenge.Pupilsrevelintheopportunity to perform in productions, concerts or showcasing work in pop-up exhibitions. Model United Nations, Mock Trial competitions and One Voice prepare pupils to research and present on a variety of topics. Curioso Week, business and enterprise opportunities and a broad range of career events ensure that pupils know nothing is out of reach, with a little hard work!

2. It promotes tolerance

‘Everyone builds, everyone shares’; this is a driving principle in LSP. In other words, every learner shares their thinking with the group when using thisInprocess.thecontext of education, this is huge. This engagement can be sometimes very difficult to achieve in a typical environment for various reasons, such as established hierarchies, different languages, cultural norms, learning needs, and personality types.


3. It is a safe space for idea sharing

Using LSP affords our pupils affords an equitable opportunity to share their thinking and be heard. It also gives everyone the opportunity to challenge their own opinions based on those of their peers.

An essential requirement for mutual respect and the productive exchange of ideas is tolerance for the opinions, beliefs and values of those who may not share the same views.

There is an in-built focus on active listening, with learners often asked to recap and summarise the ideas of others. This ensures that participants must truly listen, hear and understand the stories that their peers choose to share.




PLAY®.There are three main reasons why LEGO Serious Play (LSP) is a fantastic educational tool, which can help when students are exploring sensitive issues, something that can be incredibly challenging for status-aware teenagers.

One significant benefit of LSP is that it distances participants from the ideas they are sharing. By allowing the model - rather than the individualto take centre stage, participants are less guarded about sharing potentially controversial ideas.

In a typical classroom setting, this can prove challenging, with students often eager to share their own ideas, whilst not fully appreciating those of their peers. LSP challenges this default, and as one student put it: “Having to recap others’ ideas required me to listen more intently to what they were actually saying. This meant that I better understood how other people thought and felt differently to me.”

ead of Enterprise, Engineering and Technology at Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Mr Liam Isaac, discusses the benefits of LEGO® SERIOUS

1. It is a democratic process

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oung people flourish when they feel safe, valued, respected, supported and inspired.Talbot Heath School, named as one of the most innovative and influential independent schools in the UK, fosters in its pupils, from age 3 to 18, a ‘can do’ attitude, encouraging them to think big while helping them to develop the selfbelief and principles that will keep them grounded while they fly high.


Mrs Angharad Holloway, Head

professionally.Myowndaughter has headed off to university this year from Talbot Heath, to take on a challenging undergraduate course. ‘Don’t worry,’ said a fellow colleague. ‘ She is from Talbot Heath, she won’t crumple in the face of a challenge, she is resilient and will adapt to whatever challenges she will face. She has learnt to think for herself, hone and refine her ideas and articulate them. TH pupils don’t go out into the world as shrinking violetsthey are resourceful and determined.’ And at that moment, I realised that this is the product of an education that is supportive yet dynamic. Talbot Heath is both the anchor and the kite.

We head into our new term with vim and vigour, an educational ‘James Webb telescope’, excited to embrace the new, knowing that our strong foundations will enable us to go boldly where no school has gone before.


Mrs Angharad Holloway, Head Rothesay Road, Talbot Woods, Bournemouth BH4 9NJ

“Pupils at Talbot Heath have dreams and aspirations but know that these will only be achieved through hard work,anddeterminationtenacity”

Rockets reach their dizzy heights because they are equipped and supported by a team of experts. The rigorous teaching, high standards and outstanding pastoral care at the school ensure that all the foundations are in place to allow the young people to explore and discover their loves and passions.Pupils at Talbot Heath have dreams and aspirations but know that these will only be achieved through hard work, determination and tenacity. They do not expect the world to come to them on a plate, they appreciate that it is substance, time and effort that brings the most sparkling and ambitious of plans to fruition. Teamwork, kindness, compassion and selflessness are the qualities that will enable them to overcome adversity, to build the strong relationships that will be so important in their lives, both personally and

There are a whole host of co-curricular opportunities to enrich and enliven lives. Students have the chance not just to act in a play but to write and direct one; not just to be part of a sports team but lead training sessions. If there’s a society they think the school should provide, they can set one up and be the founding president. Sixth Formers can also take part in Young Enterprise, as well as Model United Nations and the Hurst Engineering Scheme.

It’s Sixth Form tutors are trained as executive life coaches - an innovation unique to Hurst - to invest time and expertise in drawing out each student’s values and motivations to help match their plan to their true selves. Sixth Form life is underpinned by a mentoring relationship over two years with weekly meetings to provide regular guidance and support to monitor academic progress and achieve ambitious targets.

The college operates a weekly return train service from Clapham Junction to accommodate weekly boarders from the area.

Sixth student – day or boarding – has their own study. Within appropriate academic and pastoral frameworks, students enjoy greater freedom and more independent control of their academic work. They also manage their own community including the organisation of various social functions.

he Sixth Form at Hurst College is designed to be an unforgettable adventure that leads to the right destination for each student. Specialist tutors, inspiring teachers, a team of higher education advisers and an award-winning careers department support students to help formulate their future goals.


Hurst College tells our Editor about the unique Sixth Form house structure and how Sixth Form tutors are trained as executive life coaches – another unique innovation

Potential students and parents can see for themselves the opportunities available within the 140-acre Hurst College campus at the Sixth Form Open Morning on Saturday 8th October

In the Lower Sixth, students are assisted and monitored to ensure the right balance between academic and co-curricular opportunities. The priority is for students to complete their core academic responsibilities to the best of their ability and to allow time for wider intellectual enrichment and full engagement with all that is offered beyond the classroom. In the Upper Sixth, the unique system of academic tutoring means each student is allocated a subject specialist depending on their desired post-school path - for most a university degree, although other pathways are equally wellsupported.TheHurst Employment Programme provides a wide range of careers talks which cover every profession. The unique Hurst Work Experience Scheme offers 100 weeks of placements each year and prepares students for real-life scenarios with a rigorous application and interview process.

Unique Sixth Form innovations


To assist the journey towards adulthood, Hurst has a unique Sixth Form house structure. Students spend the Lower Sixth as senior members of the main school houses; and the Upper Sixth in a co-educational hall of residence, designed to provide a bridge between Sixth Form and university. As ‘trainee undergraduates’, each Upper


Taunton School

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Taunton School is one of the only schools in the UK to offer four sixth form pathways: A-levels, Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Business and in Sport & Exercise Science, the International Baccalaureate Diploma as well as Pre-foundation and Foundation courses in Business specifically for international students.

Set in a beautiful 56-acre site, Taunton School is a lively community which aims to challenge, nurture and inspire young people to succeed in a global community.TauntonSchool consists of a caring Nursery and Pre-Preparatory School, inspiring Preparatory School and an innovative Senior School and International School.

The campus includes a brand new £3.6 million Dining Hall, extensive sports fields, two swimming pools, specific music, art and D&T departments and a 19th century Grade II listed Chapel.

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and some of the most exceptional A-level and International Baccalaureate results in South West England. Approximately 96% of all sixth form leavers take up university or college places, and approximately three or four students are accepted into Oxbridge each year.

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Financial incentives are available to those who star in one or more of: academics, sport, music, drama, design technology, computer science and art. Means-tested Assisted Places are also offered to pupils who demonstrate aptitude and a desire to learn.

Accessibility – road and rail

Taunton School is easily accessible by road and rail. Individual day visits and boarding experiences can be arranged to suit parental convenience. A full list of open days can be found on the website at

ounded in 1847, Taunton School is one of the South West’s leading coeducational independent day and boarding schools for children aged 0–18 years.

The school offers a supportive boarding environment for children from seven to 18 years. With close friends at hand, boarders have the opportunity to develop life skills within a relaxed yet supportive atmosphere. Whilst there is emphasis is on academic study, students are encouraged to pursue their social, sporting, leidure and community interests.

As a non-selective school, Taunton School has achieved consistently excellent GCSE results

A new sixth form centre and library are due to be completed this year and plans are underway for a £20million state-of-the-art international school and enhanced sports facilities.


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21st century specialist STEM Sixth Form for 15-19 years

If your child, is passionate about STEM, NatMatSci may be the perfect place for them with likeminded people who share their passions and allow them to find out just what’s possible when they focus on what they love.

The smaller size means that it has the feel of a large and caring family where everyone knows everyone else. In addition, every student has membership to a top quality gym and swimming pool just a couple of minutes’ walk from the

NatMatSci creates that environment where they can take those specialist interests and pursue them as far as they can go, with students regularly achieving successes in many national and international competitions, as well as some of the best A-level results in the UK.

he National Mathematics and Science College (NatMatSci) is an elite specialist STEM Sixth Form College, taking people with real potential in maths and science, and enabling them to just take that as far as they can, to be the people who will be at the top of their game at university and that will go on to be at the top of their game in their careers.

Students regularly go on to gain places at some of the very best universities around the world, those universities which can change the trajectory of your life. In 2020 and 2021, almost 20% of NatMatSci students gained places in Oxbridge with many others going on to Imperial, UCL, Manchester and Bristol, reading a range of subjects including Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering and Biomedical Sciences

Their state-of-the-art boarding facilities represent some of the best in the sector. With modern single en-suite rooms and shared communal kitchens, students get to experience some of the feel of university life, whilst having the safety and support provided by a team of excellent boarding staff.

The National Mathematics and Science College

“With modern single en-suite rooms and shared communal kitchens, students get to experience some of the feel of university life, whilst having the safety and support provided by a team of boardingexcellentstaff”

College.Students are supported by their expert team of advisors, who help them through the whole application process from thinking about STEM careers, to choosing the right course and university, compiling their application, and preparing them for any assessments and interviews.

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rtsEd Day School & Sixth Form is an independent school like no other; a school where pupils are engaged in excellent academic study whilst pursuing and developing their passion for performance. Founded over 100 years ago, ArtsEd’s ethos remains much the same today as it was then: to provide a broad and balanced education, stretching pupils to achieve their academic, artistic, and personal potential.

A tailored programme of teaching and learning ensures individual pupils are supported to achieve their full academic potential. An international leader in Performing Arts education, ArtsEd is also a local and national leader in its wider academic provision. Pupils achieve value added scores in the top 1% nationally and recent Sixth Form graduate destinations include Oxford University, alongside leading drama and dance schools.

years 7 and 8, to which Musical Theatre can be added in year 9”

Outstanding Vocational Training

Outstanding pastoral care is a core part of the school’s offer. Regular tutor group meetings, small class sizes, and a family atmosphere mean that every young person feels valued, supported, and encouraged to be the very best they can be.

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Pastoral care

This level of care is an essential element in the development of pupils’ self-confidence and the fostering of an environment that supports and encourages everyone in all their endeavours.


Students spend time every day doing what they love most, whether it’s dance, drama or music making and the positivity and energy from these classes feeds into all their other subjects. The result is confident, collaborative, and well-rounded young people, fully committed to holistic education and armed with a set of skills and experiences that prepare them for whatever pathway they choose to follow.

Expert vocational teaching instils in ArtsEd students a passion for learning that feeds into all aspects of their educational and personal development enabling them to excel across the board.

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In the Day School, pupils spend a third of their time on their vocational studies; dance or drama in years 7 and 8, to which Musical Theatre can be added in year 9. The rest of their time is spent on their academic subjects. The academic curriculum is broad, with classes of no more than twelve in all core subjects, ensuring that students get the attention that they need. Science and Maths are strong departments and a brand new science lab has just been installed. Classics is also being introduced to the curriculum from 2022/23.

“In the Day School, pupils spend a third of their time on their vocational studies; dance or drama in

“LEX allows our students to really push their own boundaries and to learn things they wouldn’t necessarily do otherwise. It develops resilience, curiosity, compassion and good dose of fun in tandem with some more serious topics, particularly in Sixth Form where we are preparing students for university and life outside school,” Mrs Thomson explained.FromYear 5 to Year 13, pupils are able to participate in a wide range of modules from Japanese Culture to Driving Safety, Paddleboarding to the Tanzania Partnership. Although not compulsory in the Prep, most pupils relish the opportunity to come in on Saturdays and participate. In the Senior school, LEX is compulsory but a more relaxed feel with no uniform requirements and a slightly later start time is enjoyed by all the students from Year 9.

“LEX combines practical and theoretical l earning with emotional and physical wellbeing, adventure and achievement”


Clayesmore’s ‘LEX’ Has personal development at its heart

LEX combines practical and theoretical learning with emotional and physical wellbeing, adventure and achievement and aims to provide a bridge to adulthood, giving pupils the edge they need to prosper in this increasingly challenging world.

Clayesmore Head, Jo Thomson said ‘It has become abundantly clear that alongside a strong core academic curriculum, young people need more than ever to be outdoors; developing an appreciation and a passion for the environment with all the opportunities for physical fitness, exhilaration, adventure and sheer good fun that includes!’


layesmore, a leading co-educational, all through day and boarding school, introduced LEX in September 2021 with great success. This bold and ambitious personal development programme is designed to ignite new interests, enable meaningful accomplishments and equip young people positively to thrive in this modern world.

LEX is a landmark addition to complement the school’s academic curriculum and is set to frame the next phase of Clayesmore’s remarkable 125 yearClayesmorehistory. is an independent, co-educational day and boarding school for 8 -18 year olds in the beautiful village of Iwerne Minster, Dorset and is surrounded by glorious countryside. Minibuses run from the Sandbanks, Poole, Bournemouth area. To learn more about all that Clayesmore can offer, visit

Rise to the Challenge of Learning with ‘Excellent Learning’ Animals

independent and successful learners. Importantly, Excellent Learning is visually appealing and simple for children to understand, using animal ‘hooks’ and bright colours to aid memory. From a teachers’ perspective, it is a simple scaffold to incorporate into curriculum planning and tailor to suit the needs of individual children.Listening actively to instructions, being a happy and optimistic learner, using your imagination, developing targets and goals, doing your best and knowing that effort counts and sharing knowledge and ideas are all personal attributes that, through engaging with Excellent Learning, the children at Dulwich Prep London develop and take with them through their journey in education and beyond.

Developed by Dr Ruth Burtonshaw, during her tenure as Head of Early Years at Dulwich Prep London, the Excellent Learning programme was designed to help children form positive learning skills, recognising that attitudes to learning are significant in determining how well we learn. Are you a ‘Willing Wolf’ or a ‘Persevering Parrot’? Through the Excellent Learning animals children are taught how to rise to the challenges of learning.TheExcellent Learning animals provide children with a framework for learning. Each week, children from Nursery to Year 8 focus on one of the 12 characteristics of Excellent Learning. Children are supported to become more aware of their learning skills and to develop good learning habits so that they leave Dulwich Prep as confident, motivated,

The transition from the Early Years to the Alleyn Park site is made seamless for the children through the continuation of important key themes. Parents visiting the Pre-Prep for the first time, after coming from the Early Years, often comment on the abundance of diverse decorations and displays hanging from walls and ceilings and immediately feel at ease once they see the fabulous facilities. When it comes to their child’s learning, the language of Excellent Learning is one that the whole of the Early Years community know like the back of their hand.



If you would like to explore Dulwich Prep London’s Early Years and Pre-Prep further, please email their Registrar, Mrs Viki Cryer, admissions@dulwichpreplondon.orgviaorcall02087665525.

et within five acres of green fields and woodland, Dulwich Prep London’s Early Years is a popular choice for families who are looking to provide their children with a solid foundation to their education right from the start. Children spend two fantastic years at the Early Years site (Nursery and Reception), before moving up to the purpose-built Pre-Prep, for Years 1 and 2 at Dulwich Prep’s Alleyn Park site.


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Located in the heart of rural England close to the stunning Rutland Water, the School’s 10 to 18 year old pupils enjoy the best of town and country life in an expansive 70-acre campus.

As a large co-educational boarding and day school, Oakham offers a truly staggering range of experiences, activities and opportunities for its Whilstpupils.the full boarding community remains strong, weekly boarding is becoming an increasingly popular choice for families looking to strike the perfect school/ home balance.


Available for up to six nights a week, it allows pupils to benefit from the School’s unique, agespecific House structure and excellent pastoral care.

akham School’s strong boarding community is filled with unmatched opportunities and a chance to make friends for life.

You’ll never be bored when you board at Oakham School

The School’s exceptional pastoral care is available through a unique, age-specific House structure that ensures that pupils feel safe and well lookedafter throughout their time at the School.

There are five major drama productions every year, 400 individual music lessons each week and, with a national reputation for Sport, 30 different sports for students of all levels.

Each of the Boarding Houses is also home to the Housemaster or Housemistress and their families, so the pupils are very much part of their extended family. Together with the wider support network of chaplaincy, medical centre, cleaning and ground staff, there is a strong and caring team of adults working to provide for every pupil’s needs.

Whilst academic excellence lies at the heart of everything Oakham does, its focus goes far beyond just encouraging students to achieve outstanding results in their examinations.

For more information or to book a place at one of Oakham School’s Open Events, admissions@oakham.rutland.sch.ukcontactorcall01572758758.

The School’s exceptional pastoral care is available through a unique, age-specific House structure that ensures that pupils feel safe and well looked-after throughout their time at the School.


Henry Price, Headmaster at Oakham School, said: “Weekly boarding gives a structure and rhythm to the school week, enabling pupils to balance work, rest and play, which is so important at this stage of their lives. Our boarders squeeze every drop out of all that is on offer in School, with full access to Oakham’s infrastructure surrounded by supportive staff and their friends.”

Start routines early


Many shops will be promoting their back-toschool shopping lists but, before you hit the aisles, check if there is any way to reduce the number of purchases you need to make. High-quality pencil cases and bags may still have enough life in them for another school year or at least a few months allowing you to spread the cost of new items over the year. Try on all uniform and sports kit items as

The first day at school can be a daunting prospect for parents and children. Here Jade McLellan, Deputy Head Pastoral at St Dunstan’s College, gives her tips on how to prepare for the occasion.

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Back to school - How to prepare for the first day

Prepare, prepare and then prepare some more First of all, do not underestimate the scale of the challenge ahead! After the long drift of the summer holidays, it will take some effort to re-establish your meticulous term-time routine as a parent, let alone for your children. Take some time to think through what needs to be done and make a list, not only in terms of practicalities such as school uniform but also thinking about the emotional preparation you will need to undertake with your child. Once you have the list straight in your own mind, you will be able to start putting the steps into action.

We can all be guilty of being lax with bedtimes over the summer holidays, quite possibly in the hope of getting an extra 30 minutes sleep the following morning! If you haven’t already reset bedtime to a schedule that fits with the school day, now is the time to start. It can take quite a few days for the body clock to reset, particularly for teenagers but you can expedite the process by making sure they get plenty of natural daylight. In addition to bedtime, you will want to think about timings for waking up, showering, preparing lunches, checking kit before school and dinner, homework and rest and relaxation afterwards.

they are often sized slightly differently so may not all need replacing at once. Hems can sometimes be taken down on school dresses or trousers if you are handy with a sewing machine. Finally, find out if your school has a second-hand uniform shop or boot swap scheme for outgrown football boots and if not, ask your PTA if one can be set up.

If your child has voiced any particular concerns, encourage them to also share these with their form teacher, or do so on their behalf if more age appropriate. Schools and families are a partnership raising and educating children together so the more we can unite around your child as a team, the better chance they have of thriving at school. Keep an eye on your child’s demeanour over the coming weeks and drop the school a line if they do not seem to be settling well so that you can nip any early problems in the bud. See if you can schedule a nice one-on-one activity with your child during September so you have the opportunity to reflect together on the new school year and any additional support they may need.

Alongside the Tes Awards’ win, the school has been shortlisted for eight awards at the upcoming Independent Schools of the Year Awards, including one for ‘Outstanding initiative’ for the Diapason working group.

St Dunstan’s College, Catford, south London, has championed a forward-thinking approach to education for over a century, with the opening vision of the school in 1888 being to provide a

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Last year, St Dunstan’s marked the opening of the most significant developments to the school grounds. A new Junior School, STEM Centre for Excellence and Innovation and Sixth Form Centre was opened. The college’s forward-thinking approach is now matched by modern, bright, and inspirational facilities.

This summer, St Dunstan’s also celebrated record-breaking A Level results. 29% of all A Level grades were A*, with 63% either A* or A, and 88% grades A*-B.

The return to school is such a whirlwind of preparation that often we forget to dedicate equal time to our child’s emotional needs. Have some conversations about school as the date approaches but try to keep it light and space the conversations out so your child has time to think and process. You could ask which friends they are looking forward to seeing or about new subjects or activities that they will be taking up. However, don’t forget to leave room for concerns. If your child is worried about academic pressure or friendships, it is important that they can express this without feeling that you will gloss over or minimise their anxieties. After lots of supportive listening, you can then start to brainstorm some possible solutions or approaches together.

Find out more about St Dunstan’s College at their upcoming open day on Saturday 24 September, 0900 – 1500, or Sixth Form open evening on Tuesday 4 October, 1800 – 2000. St Dunstan’s has a range of bursaries and scholarships for pupils.

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More about St Dunstan’s College – South London’s forward-thinking school

curriculum ‘in advance of the present time.’

Most recently, the school celebrated winning Independent Senior School of the Year at the Tes Awards 2022, which are known as the Oscars of Education. Judge David James, who has worked in independent schools for over 20 years, said: ‘There’s a very clear and coherent vision of what they want to do, both with the curriculum and the local‘Thecommunity.headisasking interesting questions of the sector, including areas like privilege and responsibility, which go beyond the usual platitudes. It’s a really interesting school in a tough market, trying to not just survive but actually make something different for the children and families they’re working with.’

As part of its ‘preparatory’ role, a flexible approach to boarding is offered. If boys wish to board at secondary school, Woodcote encourages them to start with one or two nights per week and build up more nights to become weekly or full boarders by Year 8. However, Woodcote recognises that boarding is not for everyone and ensures day boys have as many opportunities as the boarders. Boarding is tailored to the individual so each family can choose what is right for their son. The Head of Boarding maintains regular contact with parents so boarding is never overwhelming, but still breeds resilience and independence. The school has two daily bus services from West and South-West London. The journey is approximately 45 minutes and boys arrive home having completed all ‘homework’ at school.


With 30 acres of grounds in Surrey, Woodcote boys benefit from endless opportunities, both in and out of the classroom. The average class size is 10-12 boys, so every boy can be motivated to reach his full potential. Boys are given the freedom to pursue their interests in the classroom, on the sports field, in the art room or as part of drama and music performances. They are encouraged to get involved in all aspects of school life.


oodcote is a small, family-run day and flexible boarding school for boys aged 7-13, where it is not just the boys who become part of the school, but the parents as well. An independent school education is a substantial financial commitment, and Woodcote believes parents should also benefit from that investment. The school provides the opportunity for parents to be involved and be part of their son’s education.



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Woodcote is not a feeder to any senior school and is proud to be truly independent. Parents are guided through the senior school application process to ensure the right school is found for their son. Woodcote staff have the time to get to know each boy and ensure the advice given takes into account every aspect of a boy’s ability and personality. Boys go on to senior schools where they will thrive.

Eaton House The Manor Girls leave for a range of top schools, including St Paul’s Girls’ School, JAGS, Alleyn’s and Wycombe Abbey. The school’s well rounded curriculum is reflected in the diversity of the record 30 Scholarships, Awards and Exhibitions won by their outgoing pupils for 2021-2022. The Good Schools’ Guide (2022) says “The stellar results mean most feel they get their money’s worth.”

“Each girl is encouraged to pursue her interests through an increasingly cocurricular attitude to learning”

Each girl is encouraged to pursue her interests through an increasingly co-curricular attitude to learning. Teachers have the freedom to arrange exciting trips to complement the pupils’ subject studies. A “fun and sophisticated” range of extracurricular sports, performing arts and other clubs are on offer. (The Good Schools Guide, 2022)

2. ‘Stellar’ Results (Good Schools Guide, 2022)

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Academic exploration and risk-taking are two essential ingredients in Eaton House The Manor Girls’ School teaching. The girls thrive in a relaxed but highly stimulating classroom environment that promotes intellectual curiosity. Beyond an excellent core curriculum of literacy and numeracy, an equal emphasis is given to the arts and STEM subjects, with every pupil benefitting from access to specialist subject teaching and high quality facilities.

4. Exceptional Pastoral Care

What makes Eaton House The Manor Girls’ School the best choice - beyond 30 scholarships in 2022?

3. Exciting Extra Curricular

Eaton House The Manor Girls’ School, situated opposite leafy Clapham Common, welcomes a dynamic new headmistress in September, 2022. Mrs Claire Fildes joins the school from Bute House, where she has held the position of Deputy Head for the last five years. Mrs Fildes is set to further the School’s reputation as a place where every girl is encouraged to shine and maximise their talent. As one parent commented, “There is a lovely feeling of girl power about the place!” (The Good Schools Guide, 2022).

3. Outstanding Academics

If you would like to visit Eaton House The Manor Girls’ School please book an Open House here: To learn more, contact Miss Sam Feilding, Head of Admissions, on 020 3917 5050.


Happiness is valued as highly as the school’s outstanding results, with every girl treated as an individual so that she can blossom academically and socially. The warmth, friendliness and buzz around the school is immediately tangible.

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Famous former students include Oscar-winner Hans Zimmer (music for Gladiator, Rain Main, Lion King) and Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada, Gideon’s Daughter) and watch out for Hollywood hot-tip Jack Huston (Factory Girl). Zara Brownless (winner of the first Young Apprentice). But marvellous as the performing and creative arts are, this school is definitely not a one-trick pony. It also caters for the budding entrepreneur, doctor, lawyer, architect, etc etc etc with a range of subjects which, though less eye-catching, are no less successful and inspirational. Small wonder, then, that the world is beating a path to Hurtwood’s door, and one of the first things to strike visitors is that it has a completely different “campus” feel about it – not like school at all. That’s because there are no juniors – everybody here is 16+ and they all join after they have taken their GCSE’s. In many ways, it defies definition -


lthough it has all the facilities of a typical public school, Hurtwood House specialises exclusively in the sixth form and the age range 16-18. Changing schools at 16 opens up a whole new world of fresh experiences and challenges and provides the perfect steppingstone between school and university. Hurtwood House is young, exciting and dynamic and, most importantly of all, it is exceptionally creative with drama, media, art, textiles, dance, music and singing to die for.

more public school than sixth form college, but smaller and less institutional – more boutique than department store.


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“We have had four children through the public school system and I think that Hurtwood House is the only one which has really delivered what it promised”


At the moment it’s in a class of its own but one suspects that one day soon there will be more schools like this, because five years is a long time to be in one public school, and so many boys and girls are now ready at 16 for a fresh challenge and a more stimulating life. A lot of parents agree wholeheartedly. As one satisfied customer puts it: “We have had four children through the public school system and I think that Hurtwood House is the only one which has really delivered what it

has a file of letters as thick as your arm from grateful parents, and clearly what they appreciate most is that Hurtwood has given their children the confidence to cope with anything in life and has fired up their enthusiasm. “Her mind was turned on,” says one, “and her appetite for learning is voracious. I want you to know that you lit the fuse.”

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On the return visit, customers are presented with a selection of sketches, to discuss and choose from and, if required, a variety of gorgeous gemstones or diamonds to select from. Customers are encouraged to be involved at every stage, much like a dress design and fitting, and can return to view the progression of their item as it evolves. Traditional hand-crafted methods are used in the on-site workshop to create your bespoke piece of jewellery. This can start with freely hand carving the item in wax to be cast in the chosen metal. Once the item is formed, it will be quite ‘rough’. It is then cleaned, refined and polished and, finally Hallmarked by the London Assay Office. The final workshop process is the setting of stones, a fine, delicate and precise process.

s there a special momentous occasion that you would like to mark with a unique memorable piece of jewellery for someone special? Bespoke Jewellery is certainly something to consider. It is far easier to accomplish than you can imagine, it’s fun and so rewarding to see the joy when given. Michael Platt, Goldsmith and Jewellers in Wimbledon Village, specialise in Bespoke jewellery pieces, working directly with customers, guiding them through the process from start to finish.

The process begins with an informal chat, an exchange of ideas, preferences, styles, special dates, words or names, stones, precious metals and, of course, budget.

Commissioning a bespoke item gives a rare opportunity in creating a truly original piece of jewellery that directly reflects the personality of the individual. A very unique piece of jewellery celebrates a special time, a memorable event or captures a moment; it is everlasting and enduring. Once given, the occasion or reason is never forgotten and the piece will always mean so much more.

“Commissioning a bespoke item gives a rare opportunity in creating a truly original piece of jewellery that directly reflects the personality of the individual”

With just a little extra thought and effort, along with the expert professional input from Michael Platt, an outstanding exceptional piece of jewellery can be created, a future family heirloom to pass through the generations.

An in-house Designer and working Goldsmith at Michael Platt will be directly involved in designing and making your jewellery. The team at Michael Platt work closely in collaborating with customers, interpreting and translating thoughts, sketched ideas or doodles into wonderful meaningful jewellery. Whether working on a totally


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Having something completely unique is very different. If you would like a bespoke piece of jewellery for yourself or someone special in your life, do pop into Michael Platt for an informal chat. The time scale for creating a piece of Bespoke Jewellery, depending on the complexity of the item, following agreement of design is approximately 6 weeks.


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Deep in the skin is the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) layer, which is the layer a cosmetic plastic surgeon will be aiming to reach in a facelift. Offering an alternative to surgery, the Focus Dual delivers the powerhouse of treatments penetrateUltrasound(RFM)RadiofrequencycombiningMicroneedlingandHighIntensityFocused(HIFU)–helpingtothislayer.

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ere’s everything you need to know about the pioneering Focus Dual skin rejuvenation treatment now offered by Dr Ariel Haus at his award-winning clinic on HarleyFocusStreet.Dual is quickly becoming one of the most successful and sought-after anti-ageing in-clinic treatments, not only for its unrivalled skin rejuvenation results but because it offers something that many treatments cannot.

“The result is a natural lift with virtually no downtime. Results can sometimes be seen immediately”

The radiofrequency energy directs heat to the more superficial dermis and epidermis to stimulate the production of collagen. The heat zones created help with collagen induction to help tighten the skin. By inducing thermal trauma to stimulate neocollagenesis (collagen production)

The result is a natural lift with virtually no downtime. Results can sometimes be seen immediately, but they get better and better up to 12 weeks post treatment as your collagen is renewed, giving your skin a more youthful and refreshed look. Recovery is fast - a matter of 12 hours during which time the treated skin appears slightly pink in colour while it is being repaired from within.

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HIFU uses Focused Ultrasound to target the deep structural layers of the skin with heat, more importantly without damaging the skin’s surface. Focus Dual is one of the very few treatments that can reach the SMAS – previously accessible only via surgery. The heat generated at a deep level in the skin stimulates the cells to produce strong, new collagen and kickstart the production of collagen and elastin, which are natural proteins needed for youthful looking skin.

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The treatment uses a unique combination of two of the latest clinically proven technologies to enhance anti-ageing results. This means it has the benefit of delivering two treatments in one to help achieve a stronger treatment and more effective“Focusresults.Dualis the first treatment I have seen combining HighIntensity Focused Ultrasound with Radiofrequency Microneedling that does not involve downtime for the patient,” Dr Haus explains. “All my patients lead busy lives and avoiding downtime is key for them.”

After double cleansing the treatment area, the handpiece is placed on the skin in the target area directly on the skin. Prior to your HIFU treatment, the area will be marked in order to define the areas for treatment. You may experience some mild heating or a slight tingling sensation during treatment, and once it’s complete, post-treatment serum and SPF 50 is applied to help soothe the skin and aid its recovery. Micro needling treatments can be performed alone, but a series of 3 treatments is often recommended to maximize the clinical outcome.

The second step of treatment with Focus Dual involves the use of microneedles to puncture the skin’s surface, to improve a variety of different skin problems, from textural and ageing concerns to acne scars, skin laxity, stretch marks, open pores, and wrinkles. Radiofrequency microneedling helps to improve the overall appearance and rejuvenation of skin by delivering heat to the deeper layers of skin and causes the collagen structures within these layers to tighten.

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A provisional schedule for this year’s London Fashion Week has been announced and so far, it sees the return of over 100 emerging and established designers. Burberry will return to the official calendar with a physical show format after showing digitally for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The brand staged its first physical show after the pandemic off schedule in March earlier this year.

While most of us will be planning our Autumn/ Winter wardrobe, designers at London Fashion Week will be showcasing their Spring/Summer 2023 Collections. It is a week where designers are free to create at will and experiment with new trends - whether colourful, crazy or controversialthe world is watching as fashion history is made.

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Other brands set to return include JW Anderson, Emilia Wickstead, Erdem, Huishan Zhang, Molly Goddard, Rejina Pyo, Roskanda, Halpern, and Simone Rocha, LVMH Prize winners Nensi Dojaka and S.S. Daley, as well as brands including Richard Malone, Supriya Lele, Knwls, Chopova Lowena, Susan Fang, Pronounce, David Koma, 16Arlington, Daniel Fletcher and Edward Crutchley.

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“A provisional schedule for this year’s London Fashion Week has been announced and so far, it sees the return of over 100 emerging and established designers”

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he world-famous London Fashion Week, presented by Clearpay, returns with catwalks, celebrities, glitz and glamour. It is one of the highest profile fashion events in the world – and one of the ‘big four’ international catwalk influencers alongside Paris, Milan and New York. It presents an unrivalled opportunity to showcase some of the world’s leading fashion talent and the best and brightest names in the industry.

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The upcoming season also includes, a number of brands that are set to make their runway debut. One such designer is Raf Simons, who will be bringing his latest archetypal Spring Summer 2023 Womenswear and Menswear the runway for the first time. “It’s been a dream for a while to show in London — a city where fashion and creativity is omnipresent in the streets, and where I see exceptional people with a strong unique style” said the Prada co-creative director. Simon’s “for confident outsiders” approach has been sanctioned as a source of inspiration for artists such as Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, Future, ASAP Rocky, Drake, and Kanye West who in an interview cited Simons as the primary influence for his Yeezy Season 1 collection.TheBFC Newgen show space will continue to be at The Old Selfridges Hotel for emerging talents including Asai, Chet Lo, Eftychia, Paolo Carzana, Ancuta Sarca, Stefan Cooke, Yuhan Wang, Sinéad O’Dwyer, Leo Carlton, Di Petsa, Faben, Helen Kirkum, Masha Popova and Harri.

The magic of London Fashion Week is not merely thanks to the designers’ and fashion stylists’ cutting-edge collections, but the media excitement that accompanies them. Celebrities swarm to attend the fashion event of the year – past attendees include Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Dame Helen Mirren, Bradley Cooper, Brigitte


Nielsen, Yasmin Le Bon, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Elle Macpherson, Cara Delevingne, Eva Herzigova, Craig David, Pamela Anderson, Calum Best, Jude Law, Pixie Lott and Daisy Lowe. Fashion retailers, hotels, restaurants and bars across London will do what they can to join in the celebration of London Fashion Week by hosting special events and promotions both in-store and online.The allure of the show is exceptional and London Fashion Week continues to be the top fashion event pulling visitors from every corner of the globe. London Fashion Week has been running twice yearly since 1983 and has since become one of the city’s most exciting, creative and coveted events.

For more information about London Fashion Week including up-to-date schedules, news, and tickets go

“Purdey cuts the tweed into various top coat and field coat styles, each sophisticated”subtly

o set the scene: imagine a relaxed day on a beautiful country estate, with guests arriving from town. There’s an air of shoots gone by, but we’re very much in the present moment. Spirits are high, conversation is flowing, and the company is, of course, excellent.

Several of the tweeds in the collection utilise the natural palette of the Shetland herd, undyed for minimal intervention from sheep to finished

ShootingAutumn/WinterPurdey’s2022&LifestyleCollection piece. Woven in Scotland, with wool that’s certified sustainable and ethically sourced, Purdey cuts the tweed into various top coat and field coat styles, each subtly sophisticated.


The Men’s Tweed Field Coat leads the charge, cut in a rich cashmere blend, tonally reflecting the surrounding fields. Large reinforced cartridge pockets feature retainer straps for ease of access, while hand-warming pockets are lined with micro-

This season celebrates Purdey classics.




fleece. It’s weather-proof yet luxurious – with a technical lining and adjustable storm cuffs. The subtle olive and navy houndstooth check ensures it will take you seamlessly from town to countryside.

The Women’s Loden Field Coat evokes the deep blue stillness of Highland lakes. Crafted in wool and alpaca, with a weather-proof lining, it’s an allround outdoor essential.

The Women’s Highgrove Cape in Oxnam tweed – a fawn base over-checked in soft blue –brings a touch of extravagance. Inspired by our archives, where Purdey men would also wear capes to weather the elements, it’s now exclusive to

womenswear.TheWomen’s Craigowan Waxed Cotton Trench Coat also looks to our history, specifically the traditional stockman style worn for sporting pursuits. You’ll see reference in the caped shoulder detail, while the full length makes for a statement silhouette, with side-seam zips for extra striding capacity.Weencourage you to explore the full collection – here’s to an Autumn/Winter season spent in the great outdoors.


The Men’s Window Pane Gilet, a fine example of Loden fabric, created in Austria. There, skilled craftspeople source the highest quality merino wool, for a refined look. The corresponding Women’s Loden Shooting Vest sports a pale, window pane check, woven into the forest green backdrop. Best layered over a lightweight cashmere knit.

Purdey’s Autumn Winter 2022 Shooting Collection is available to purchase from 57-58 South Audley Street London W1K 2ED and online

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The Men’s Mayfair Jacket takes an archival feathered herringbone tweed, cut into a singlebreasted style. If you believe mismatching tweed is sacrilege, team with the waistcoat and trousers, all cut from the same cloth.

Their legacy began in 1814 when James Purdey opened the doors of his eponymous business on Princes Street (now Gerrard Street). James’s only son, James the Younger, was the next generation to take over the helm, who in turn passed onto his own sons, James (III) and Athol, when they joined the business in 1877 — creating James Purdey & Sons. Almost every subsequent generation of Purdey has been involved in the continued success of the business, including the award of being a prestigious Royal Warrant Holder.

The Cable Knit Sweaters reflect the landscape, too. Supremely comfortable in a relaxed fit, with deeply ribbed collar and cuffs, the new slate and khaki colourways match moody winter skies. Combining superfine lambswool and cashmere, these elegant layering pieces are made near the borders of Scotland in Hawick, the home of Scottish knitwear, where traditional techniques are honoured and stitching is finished by hand. Purdey’s signature cable and trellis motif, knitted in cashmere for a luxurious expression, nods to the heritage engravings of our gun-making. The Women’s Cashmere Cable Knit Vest in pale aqua or soft sand sees a pattern realised in artisanal cable stitches, drawing inspiration from nature.

Today, a seventh-generation Purdey still sits on the board of directors. With over 200 years behind them, they are proud to build on the foundation of tradition and excellence that he created.

Chris runs a private practice and has clinics at 84 Harley Street, 102 Sydney Street, Chelsea and at Wimbledon Parkside.


• a safe and evidence based approach to the medicine and surgery provided

• providing the right infrastructure and personnel to take care of a patient and fully support them for the duration of their journey

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would look as neat as it does after just one week. Thanks a million”

• holistic and honest consultations to enable patients with a better quality of life, long after they have been discharged

If you have any questions, please contact Chris at info@chrisabela. or on 0203 545 2990. More information is available at

September often feels like an opportunity for a fresh start after the summer break. Planning for the year ahead both in the short term (getting ones moles checked out!) as well as the longer term (preparing for that long-thought about cosmetic change).Chris

he transition into autumn brings with it change, whether it’s children starting a new school or off to university or a shift in attitude towards personal wellbeing and health.

Chris’ ethos and the team’s overarching philosophies encompass:

“Mr Abela operated on our daughter to remove a birthmark on her forehead above her right eye. I can’t tell you how grateful and overwhelmed we are by what you have done and by what an amazing job you have done. We never thought that the scar

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Abela is an experienced reconstructive and cosmetic surgeon and an advocate of empowering people to make positive changes when it comes to themselves and their dependants. He sees changes caused by the sun, injury, age and/or weight loss. This can have an impact on self confidence or cause anxiety. Chris always creates a bespoke path - both surgical and non surgical - to address any issues.Chris

performed a skin lesion removal on a child ahead of her starting secondary school. She was previously teased about it and was very self conscious. Following the surgery her parents said:

The Governor premium early harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oils from Corfu, are considered to be one of the healthiest in the world. The first to be granted a EU health claim, it is supercharged with naturally occurring anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiviral compounds.

It is a robust EVOO with a gentle grass aroma and a peppery finish. Its velvety mouthfeel and incredible length and complexity adds a layer of taste and luxury to any meal. Only 8500 hand numbered bottles produced per annum.

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The consultant-led care package allows you the choice of one of their experienced consultant obstetricians to personally guide you through your pregnancy and birth. Your consultant provides continuity and individualised expertise throughout your journey. They build a relationship with you and your partner through the antenatal period to give you confidence to birth safely with them in line with your birth preferences. They continue to support you through the postnatal period, including your 6 week postnatal check. All consultants are available to meet you and your birth partner without any obligation.



The Kensington Wing


The Kensington Wing’s highly experienced team of midwives welcome enquiries and the opportunity to discuss midwife-led care in more detail. These ‘meet the midwife’ sessions are always a relaxed and special time to talk and discover more without any obligation. For those women and birthing people who are appropriate for midwife-led care, the team provide full support throughout your pregnancy and the midwifery team are available 24 hours seven days a week for advice or concerns throughout your pregnancy, birth and postnatal stay.

The Kensington Wing enquiry team are always happy to support with these arrangements and answer any questions.

he Kensington Wing is the dedicated private maternity unit at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, providing women and birthing people with around-the-clock clinical care, comfortable en-suite private rooms and hospitality services.

Located in the heart of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital – part of one of the UK’s top rated hospital Trusts – your baby’s and your safety and wellbeing are reassuringly supported at all times. The Kensington Wing is immediately located next to the hospital’s outstanding and newly expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and a consultant anaesthetist remains on site at all times 24/7, dedicated to the needs of our patients.Toensure the safety of women, birthing people and birth partners, The Kensington Wing has important infection control procedures for staff and visitors to adhere to but remain welcoming to your chosen birth partner for all stages of your pregnancy, birth and postnatal stay. Your individual room and en-suite facilities are a haven, and the catering and hospitality team ensures your stay is relaxing as well as safe. On the Kensington Wing the consultant obstetricians, midwives, nurses and maternity support workers provide care as a team and are delighted to offer both consultant-led and midwife-led maternity packages.

If you would like to talk to one of the team, call 020 3315 8616, email or visit



• Preparing to transition

• Ahead of treatment for cancer such as chemoor radiotherapy

If you are thinking about your fertility health for future years, they also provide a range of fertility assessments - with packages for individuals as well as couples. Alongside tests and assessments, expert clinicians can explain your results and advise you accordingly.Inaddition to their clinical expertise and range of treatment options, The Fertility Centre understands the inevitable stress and anxiety of fertility treatment. They are committed to supporting you every step of the way throughout your treatment. This includes sessions with their British Infertility Counselling Association and UK Council for Psychotherapy accredited counsellors.

Notwithstanding their expertise in these complex fields, The Fertility Centre continues to perform very well in its success rates. They hold one of the highest clinical pregnancy rates amongst NHS hospitals in the UK (please visit for further information) and welcome NHS-funded patients and those seeking to selffund their care and treatment.

The Fertility Centre team is always happy to support you and answer any questions. If you want to learn more or are ready to start your fertility journey, please contact them on 020 3315 8585 or


As well as treatment for those trying to conceive now, The Fertility Centre offer services for those who are considering their ability to conceive in the future. Fertility preservation through egg or embryo freezing is becoming increasingly popular and they can provide these services through their dedicated Fertility Preservation programme.

• For social reasons

ormerly the Assisted Conception Unit, The Fertility Centre is a longstanding centre of excellence for fertility treatment and care at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. In 2021 they enlarged the Centre with a new satellite service at West Middlesex University Hospital, extending patient care and convenient access across West London.

• If you have been diagnosed with gynaecological conditions, such as endometriosis or ovarian cysts

The Centre provides a broad and comprehensive range of fertility services to their patients –including IVF, ICSI and IUI – but their areas of particular expertise, include the management of women and couples over the age of 40, premature ovarian ageing or low ovarian reserve, and male or sperm-related infertility issues.

There are a number of reasons why you may wish to preserve your fertility:



Urine Test

of the initial tests that may be used to check for prostate cancer.


Diagnosing prostate cancer: what to expect at your GP

eptember is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and it’s never been more important to demystify how the disease is diagnosed.

When you visit your GP, it’s helpful to bring a description of the symptoms you’re experiencing, when you experience, how often and how long you’ve had them and any family history of prostate cancer.

Consultant Urologist at King Edward VII’s Hospital, Professor Caroline Moore, explains some

Your GP will ask you to produce a urine sample which can be tested for a signs of an infection –

“When you visit your GP, it’s helpful to bring a description of the symptoms you’re experiencing, when you experience, how often and how long you’ve had them”

It can be confusing for men to know whether they should be checked for prostate cancer and having any symptoms that might be related to prostate cancer can be worrying. If you’re concerned about prostate cancer, there are tests that can be carried out by your medical specialist to check for any signs of the disease.


However, if a PSA blood test result is very high, referred to as a raised PSA level, it may be an indicator that you have prostate cancer. Having a raised PSA level doesn’t necessarily mean that you have prostate cancer though, and could be a sign of an infection, prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate) or an enlarged

A PSA blood test is a common test for prostate cancer. Your blood will be tested for the presence of a protein that’s produced by the prostate and the results will take a few days. The prostate produces this protein whether it’s healthy or has become cancerous, so most men will have a certain amount of this protein in their blood.

A PSA blood test can sometimes also miss prostate cancer, which is why your doctor will also perform a digital rectal exam and urine test to collate a series of results.

this may be done there using a dipstick test or sent away for analysis at a laboratory. If you don’t have a urine infection, you will be offered further tests for prostate cancer.

Depending on your symptoms, your doctor may think it’s necessary to perform a digital rectal examination (DRE). This will involve your doctor feeling inside your rectum using a gloved finger, to feel for any abnormalities. Prostate abnormalities include an enlarged prostate or a prostate that feels hard or lumpy.

Tel: 0203 930 1392

Mon – Fri 9am –

Rectal Examination

King Edward VII’s Hospital Urology Department is one of the UK’s leading centres for urology and has some of the best prostate cancer diagnostic and treatment equipment.

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You will be lying on your left side with your knees pulled up to your chest. You will be asked to remove your lower clothing and underwear, but your bottom half will be covered with a paper

Youtowel.shouldn’t feel any pain, but you may feel some slight discomfort or embarrassment. Your doctor will use some lubricating gel to make the procedure less uncomfortable. They may apply some pressure to your prostate gland which shouldn’t feel uncomfortable but may give you an urge to pass urine.

Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test

as three in four men with a raised PSA level do not have prostate cancer. For this reason, a raised PSA level is not usually used on its own to diagnose prostate cancer.




If your results and factors combined suggest that you may possibly have prostate cancer, you will be referred to a specialist hospital doctor called a urologist. Your urologist will then perform some further tests such as MRI scans, ultrasounds and potentially biopsies.

“Your blood will be tested for the presence of a protein that’s produced by the prostate and the results will take a few days”

The results of a urine test, digital rectal examination and the PSA blood test are often used together by doctors to assess a person’s risk of having or developing prostate cancer, along with factors such as age, family history and general health and wellbeing. When all of these factors are considered together, it gives doctors a clearer idea of the possibility of prostate cancer.



At The London General Practice, they offer comprehensive cancer screening, including colon, prostate, breast, ovarian and lung cancers. They can access the latest, high tech, cutting-edge diagnostic tests available in Harley Street and its environs, arranging your tests efficiently so that you can get everything done within a day.


Maintaining a healthy heart is the key to health and wellbeing as you move into the middle age and beyond. Heart disease is still a big killer in the UK. Although women are protected to some extent before menopause, that protection ends as levels of oestrogen drop. Women aged 50+ are just in need of cardiovascular risk assessment and screening as men of the same age.

s we get older, we need to be more aware of our health. Our genes, advancing age, exposure to environmental factors and the cumulative effects of our lifestyle choices have an impact, so we must maintain our health and wellbeing, and continue to enjoy life to the full, whatever your age,’

People in their 30s, 40s and 50s tend to be running around between work, home and family, leaving less time for exercise, relaxation and taking care of health issues. At The Practice, they encourage you to have your health and risk factors assessed and take timely action.

Most cancers become more prevalent as people age – the vast majority are diagnosed in people over 60. Unfortunately, too many cancers are still diagnosed late. With modern treatments and surgical techniques, early detection often makes a significant difference to the outcome, so it is

crucial to have regular screening to spot these cancers at a very early stage.

At The Practice, they offer comprehensive screening, either to identify problems early, or simply to put your mind at rest.

Through a combination of the latest screening techniques and technology and expert diet and lifestyle advice, they will help you to be proactive about your health.

Or email us info@thelondongeneralpractice.comat:TheLondonGeneralPractice114aHarleyStreet,LondonW1G7JLOPEN24HOURSADAY,DAYSAWEEKPrivateGPServicesthelondongeneralpractice.comOccupationalHealthandCorporateHealthServices



“With modern treatments and surgical techniques, early detection often makes a significant difference to the outcome”


To book your screening appointment, please call now: 0207 935 1000

‘The London General Practice cancer screening programme gives you complete peace of mind.

It is classically associated with being a disease exclusive to the elderly. However, younger patients can also be affected, although their symptoms are not always typical. There is also a misperception that females are protected against CHD, which along with gender variations in symptoms, can result in women having a delay in diagnosis and in less aggressive treatment strategies.

oronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common type of heart and circulatory disease, affecting individuals of various ages, often with or occasionally without specific risk factors. It occurs when the arteries that supply the heart muscle become narrowed by a build-up of atheroma, a fatty material within their walls. The pain or discomfort resulting from this narrowing is called angina and if a blockage occurs, it can lead to a heart attack.

screening involves a consultation and physical examination with a doctor, along with blood tests and an ECG to assess the heart’s rhythm and electrical activity. Further investigations may include specialised tests, suchExerciseas: ECG, which involves walking on a treadmill at increasing levels of difficulty to determine if there is adequate blood flow to the heart when the heart is stressed Echocardiogram, an ultrasound that gives a detailed view of structures of heart CT coronary angiogram for assessment of the arteries that supply blood to the heart

“Prompt identification through cardiac screening can further enable better outcomes through early intervention for CHD”

To book your screening appointment, please call now: 0207 935 1000 Or email us info@thelondongeneralpractice.comat:TheLondonGeneralPractice114aHarleyStreet,LondonW1G7JLOPEN24HOURSADAY,DAYSAWEEKPrivateGPServicesthelondongeneralpractice.comOccupationalHealthandCorporateHealthServices

Furthermore, there is an increasing awareness of sudden cardiac death in young people, often occurring unexpectedly in apparently healthy individuals. Sudden cardiac death can be associated with conditions of the heart that include arrhythmias, structural abnormalities and inherited conditions, such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy,


Following cardiac screening, personalised lifestyle advice is offered initially to reduce any modifiable risk factors. Treatment can be initiated where required to alleviate symptoms and reduce the chances of progression and complications.

where there is abnormal thickening of the heart muscle.Whilst it is widely known that reducing risk factors such as high blood pressure, raised cholesterol levels and smoking can all contribute to the prevention of heart disease, prompt identification through cardiac screening can further enable better outcomes through early intervention forCardiacCHD.

Cardiac Screening


Dr Sanjay Mehta, The London General Practice



The Urgent Care Clinic is open Monday to Friday, 8am – 8pm (last appointment at 7pm), and weekends between 8am – 6pm (last appointment at 5pm). There’s no need to book in advance –

St John & St Elizabeth Hospital 60 Grove End Road

Bigger and better Urgent Care Clinic for St John’s Wood

his year (2022) St John & St Elizabeth Hospital has been opening its £35million three-floor new wing in planned phases; the largest single investment made into the organisation to date. In August, they opened the doors to a brand new Urgent Care Clinic, ensuring the best possible service for the local community.

8am - 8pm (last appointment 7pm) Monday to Friday

Give the team a call on 0207 432 8300




simply walk in and you’ll be guaranteed prompt, tailored care.


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Located at the entrance of John & Lizzie’s Hospital at 60 Grove End Road in NW8, just a short walk from St John’s Wood station, the clinic is for all the family, including children aged one and up. Initial consultations with a doctor cost £120 and a nurse’s appointment costs £65.

Find out more

8am - 6pm (last appointment 5pm) Weekends

If needed, instant referrals can be arranged for tests and scans, including x-rays, ultrasound, and MRIs, physiotherapy and specialist consultations –all under one roof in John & Lizzie’s comfortable private hospital, so you can access results and treatment without the wait.



The hospital has been recognised by Bupa as a COVID-19 Green Zone for complying with the UK guidance on COVID-19 infection control.

The clinic can help with minor injuries and illnesses, including sprains, strains and fractures, cuts, burns and grazes, eye and ear infections, stomach bugs and colds. If your child isn’t feeling well and you’re not sure whether you should bring them in, simply give the clinic a call!


ight is the sense that many people fear losing most, yet lots of us don’t know how to look after our eyes.


2 million people in the UK are living with sight loss severe enough to have a significant impact on their daily lives. Half of this sight loss is avoidable.


Regular eye tests are an easy way to stay on top

The secret to 20/20 vision St John & St Elizabeth Hospital

This year, National Eye Health Week will take place from 19 to 25 September 2022, promoting the importance of good eye health and regular eye tests for all.


An eye test can detect early signs of conditions like glaucoma, which can be treated if found soon enough. Other health conditions, such as high blood pressure can also be detected.


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pressure, stroke and coronary heart disease. High blood pressure can contribute to a whole host of eye problems, including glaucoma, so drink alcohol in Researchmoderation.consistently shows that smoking increases the risk of developing macular degeneration, with current smokers up to four times more likely to have it than people who have never smoked. Being a smoker also increases the risk of developing cataracts. Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health.

Studies show that what we eat can affect our vision. Keep your eyes in top shape by eating plenty of:

Wear sunglasses

“Don’t be afraid to seek treatment. We are here to help you. The sooner problems are addressed the better the outcome”.

• Kale, spinach and broccoli

Maintaining a good exercise regime can reduce the risk of sight loss from narrowing or hardening of the arteries, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

Stay active

• Eggs

Eat healthily

• Brightly coloured fruit and veg such as sweetcorn, carrots, and oranges

Heavy drinking increases the risk of high blood

Protecting your eyes from the sun is very important, so invest in a good pair of sunglasses. Look for the CE mark which ensures they provide the right level of UV protection.

– Mr Jason Ho, VitreoretinalOphthalmologistConsultant&Surgeon

Make positive lifestyle choices

“Research consistently shows that smoking increases the risk of developing degeneration”macular

of your eye health. Everyone over 16 should be getting their eyesight checked every two years, and more often if they have an existing eye problem. Children should have annual tests. There are plenty of other things you can do day-to-day to look after your eyes:

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As well as being one of the most advanced independent hospitals in the UK, all proceeds from treatments help fund the on-site St John’s Hospice, which provides free palliative care to over 4,500 people and their families each year.




Speak to the team: 020 7806 4000

Find out

John & Lizzie’s eye clinic offers exceptional diagnosis, intervention and aftercare for all eye conditions. Their team of expert eye consultants works in conjunction with a multi-disciplinary team of orthoptists (experts in diagnosing and treating defects in eye movement and problems with how the eyes work together), medical photographers, paediatric ophthalmologists, paediatric optometrists and nurses specially trained in eye Theprocedures.clinichasinvested in the latest technology for treating a wide range of eye conditions, and also has access to the hospital’s recently upgraded

Most people who have an eye problem won’t need surgery, but should this be the case, most eye surgeries can be done as a day case, meaning you can be treated and go home the same day.

St John & St Elizabeth Hospital 60 Grove End Road NW8London9NH

You can ask your GP for a referral to St John & St Elizabeth Hospital’s Eye Clinic. If you don’t have one, or are struggling to contact them, the hospital has its own private GP Clinic. Get in touch at 020 7432 8269 and the team will find you an appointment with the best eye specialist for your needs.


scanning equipment and newly built theatres.

The hospital is also registered with all major insurers, so ask your provider to book your treatment at the hospital or book it in yourself and rest easy that your treatment will be covered (always double check exactly what your insurer covers before booking).



However, patients can only benefit from these hi-tech devices and pioneering techniques thanks to the skills of Royal Marsden surgeons, including Professor Vinidh Paleri, Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon and Clinical Director for The Royal Marsden Private Care, Chelsea. Along with four other surgical colleagues - Gynaecological Oncology Surgeon Ms Marielle Nobbenhuis, Consultant Surgical Oncologist and General Surgeon Mr Dirk Strauss, Consultant General Surgeon and Surgical Oncologist Mr Andrew

Hayes and Consultant Hepatobiliary Surgeon Mr Ricky Bhogal - Professor Paleri has been under the spotlight for almost a year, with a documentary crew filming a three-part series at the hospital. Now available for streaming via All 4, Super Surgeons: A Chance at Life follows eight Royal Marsden patients with advanced or relapsed cancers who are preparing for innovative surgery.


Professor Paleri, who narrated all three episodes of the series, is a pioneer in his field and one of just a few surgeons in the UK with expertise in robotic surgery for head and neck cancer. Thanks to The Royal Marsden’s integrated care model, he runs both an NHS and private practice at The Royal Marsden, ensuring all patients can benefit from his world-leading skills as well as the highest standard of patient environments and facilities. The hospital’s private care services are


s a specialist cancer centre, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust sees patients referred from across the UK and beyond, for highly complex surgical procedures using state-of-the-art technologies, such as The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity-funded da Vinci Xi robot.

all know early diagnosis is key, and we hope anyone watching the documentary with any unusual symptoms will go and get checked out”

For patients with complex or advanced cancers, like those who feature in the documentary, successful surgery can mean working at the forefront of what is medically possible. As a result, Professor Paleri is constantly pushing boundaries and has performed many procedures before other surgeons in the country. This includes the UK’s first salvage robotic resections and robotic free flap reconstructions for head and neck cancer patients.

“We all know early diagnosis is key, and we hope anyone watching the documentary with any unusual symptoms will go and get checked out. But also, we want people to watch the series and know that if cancer comes back, it is not time to

give up – there are treatments available, there are trials available. There is hope.”

Professor Paleri launched the world’s first centre for recurrent head and neck cancer at The Royal Marsden last year, thanks to funding from The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, which aims to accelerate research into the disease and improve patientBringingoutcomes.together a team of world-class clinicians and researchers, the International Centre for Recurrent Head and Neck Cancer (IReC) has ambitions to set international standards in the curative treatment, palliation, and supportive care of recurrent head and neck cancer for patients in the UK and beyond.

For more information, please contact the Private Care Contact Centre on 020 4502 3873

available in Chelsea, Sutton and, since April 2021, at Cavendish Square too. Cavendish Square is a diagnostic and treatment centre located in the capital’s renowned healthcare district.

“So far, we have launched a range of studies covering everything from robotic surgery and targeted treatments to an innovative project focused on creating a ‘risk calculator’, which could improve the entire pathway for suspected head and neck cancer,” Professor Paleri says. “Our plans for IReC are ambitious, spanning across many years. We hope to profoundly improve the treatment and care of recurrent head and neck cancer patients and ensure that, in the future, they will live longer and better lives.”

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The Royal Marsden Private Care accepts referrals for all types of cancer, for diagnosis, treatment, second opinion and recurrence. Requesting a private appointment or referring patients for diagnostic tests is fast and straightforward.

“Filming Super Surgeons: A Chance at Life was a fascinating experience and, on a personal level, I enjoyed it far more than I expected to. I liked the way the film crew followed the patients on every aspect of their journey at The Royal Marsden. The biggest stars were all the patients who allowed themselves to be filmed – an incredible act of bravery and kindness,” he recalls.

So what is CBD and Why does it help?

I had used cannabis recreationally but wasn’t until 2017 when I separated from my husband and simultaneously moved twice with two children, sold my house and started my company TLE that I really engaged CBD for its health benefits for myself. Suffering from extreme stress I was waking up and physically shaking. At the time everyone thought I was completely mad as I tried to explain that cannabis was the new miracle plant and it was put on this earth to help us and our planet. In my darkest days this “full spectrum oil” literally saved my life; 20 minutes after consuming some CBD, I could feel the stress start to ease and although my problems remained the same I was certainly coping with it better, I could start to think clearly.

CBD is just one of the 152 cannabinoids found in the Hemp plant. This is a non addictive and non psychoactive substance that can be used to help treat a wide range of health issues including anxiety, sleep, inflammation, focus, and mood. There are many clinical studies proving its effectiveness with more serious illnesses such as cancer, epilepsy, dementia, autism and fibromyalgia.

“CBD is just one of the 152 cannabinoids found in the Hemp plant. This is a non addictive and non issuessubstancepsychoactivethatcanbeusedtohelptreatawiderangeofhealthincludinganxiety,sleep,inflammation,focus,andmood”


While we don’t normally think of anxiety as a good thing, it’s actually a critical response that can help us cope with threats to our safety and welfare, these responses help us recognise potential warnings; it literally activates flight or fight mode! Do we run away from the problem?

I don’t just use CBD either, I work on myself in terms of listening to my body and knowing when I am going to have another attack. I practice yoga daily, listen to meditation music, drink a lot of smoothies and of course take CBD too. In combination, everything helps me keep sane and on track with my daily goals and children’s social schedules.

The phytocannabinoids in the hemp plant respond to our endocannabinoid system reacting to our neuron transmitters CB1 and CB2 that our present in our central nervous system. These activate the compounds anandamide and 2AEG. These cannabinoids work with our own bodies system creating proteins which are vital for our bodies function. The plant adapts to each individual uniquely infiltrating it to bring us into homeostasis and find our point of balance and helping us into a better state of health.


So what is anxiety and why do so many people suffer from it?

Or take action? In our modern day life this can help to motivate us to improve our situation with finances or career for example. The problem arises when we have difficulties managing this reaction, then the feelings can negatively impact our work and relationships. This can lead to clinically diagnosable anxiety-related disorders. We’ve all heard the saying, “stress kills.” And It’s true! So we need keep this in check!

t’s the month of September with the children back to school and work schedules suddenly multiplied its normal for us to start to feel stressed and anxious. I work with CBD and other natural therapies such as exercise, meditation and energy healing which can help improve these feelings and support us through our most testing times.

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Massage can also help relieve the secondary pain that appears over the trapezius area for a few days and it can also be very helpful.

We do not have a cure for frozen shoulders but we can find a way to manage the symptoms in the short term. It’s important that patients understand that the pain they are feeling is not damage - it is simply the shoulder joint tissue which has become irritated, and any movement that stretches it might cause pain, but will not cause any damage to the joint.Physiotherapy in the form of stretching exercises generally has a limited role, but can help regain some movement.


Cortisone injections into the main ball and socket joint (usually image guided as the joint is very difficult to inject blindly) can help relieve the pain. They do not have a direct effect on the tightness but patients usually get better function as they can use their shoulder and can sleep as they can lie on it and doesn’t wake them up.

A frozen shoulder happens when the tissue around your shoulder joint becomes inflamed.

We don’t know quite what triggers a frozen shoulder although it will often follow an injury but it is more common in people that suffer from diabetes or Dupuytren’s disease and tends to happen in people between the ages of 40 and 60. In Japan it is referred to as “the 50-year-old shoulder’’ however it can happen at any age.

he pain of a frozen shoulder can be excruciating, and can make life a misery. Even tasks as simple as lifting a bag, hitting a tennis ball or rolling over in bed can become moments of intense pain, and sufferers often describe a sensation of feeling like their shoulder is ‘ripping’. But what actually is a frozen shoulder and how does it happen?



By London-based Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Carlos Cobiella

Surgery can be done on a frozen shoulder with an arthroscopy or keyhole procedure, and can be done as a day case, with the patient awake under local anaesthetic. None of these interventions will cure a frozen shoulder but they will give a much better quality of life, until the frozen shoulder resolves itself. Visit for more info and to book an appointment call +44 (0) 20 3488 0242 or pa@theshoulderpractice.comemail

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The Sly modular system is an extensive range of drawer units which can be used on their own, joined together to create larger units, or combined with Tetris open units.

Our vibrant green Potagerie Lettuce Plates will look beautifully fresh on your table. The unique design features a lettuce-style trim in shades of light and deep green.


Escape into nature with the Ferndale sofa collection. This range is the perfect blend of elegance and retro escapism with is sleek crushed velvet cover and leafy scatter cushions. The Ferndale boasts beautifully tapered oak or walnut legs, adding to the overall elegance of this range. Graceful curves and sumptuously soft fabrics, the Ferndale collection will add a modern touch of class to any room.

A beautiful large plate in an authentic, blue and white Moroccan design. It’s the perfect size for use as a centre piece on your dining table, for sharing platters and because there is a slight dip, to use as a fruit display.



Silence is increasingly difficult to find in modern life: between social, work and family commitments we struggle to find moments of calm and peace in our busy days. French Bedroom’s new Settle Into Silence Upholstered Bed is designed to evoke moments spent with tea in hand, from a peaceful corner of our favourite room, far from the madding crowd. Settle Into Silence is upholstered in a Sanderson fabric that depicts a botanical tree of life design, in rich and comforting autumnal tones. The design is inspired by the tranquil sights and sounds of nature; think meadows of fall flowers, and the whispering of falling autumn leaves.


ay ‘marble’ and the likelihood is something white and grey comes to mind, something with delicate veining and a luxurious, chic appeal which hovers somewhere between the grandeur of ancient Rome and the backdrop to so many Instagram flatlay photos.

The Salone presentations echoed these dual desires – materials were natural, sustainable and earth-friendly, channelling the organic as well as exaggerating and playing with it. Colours were based around nature but not afraid to go bright, combining pops of pigment and energy with the tactile and the organic.

Rumours table by Arketipo in Flamingo quartz, from £1,879, and Tangerine onyx, from £1,936

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interiors world, holding the top spot as the to-go shade when opulence, timelessness and style were called for.

Androgyne Lounge Table by Menu,


In the almost 70 years since, Carrara and other white-based stones have held a grasp on the


While Carrara and monochrome marbles will always have a place at the table, this year’s Salone del Mobile – Milan’s iconic furniture fair which shows us what the most modern of homes will be wearing – said one thing: we’re ready to ramp our rock up a notch.

This is where statement stone enters the equation in unique, can-that-really-have-formed-naturally colours that tick both the eco and the exciting boxes. Hewn from earth yet simultaneously ornamental and with undeniable wow-factor, brightly coloured stone both makes an impact in the home as well as imbuing a space with a soothing sense of the outside. Be gone gentle, subtle shades – the rocks of 2022 are bold, vibrant and ready to shake things up.

Asia vanity by Bonaldo, £3,395



That’ll be Carrara marble, a stone that has been locked into the contemporary design lover’s vocabulary since the elegantly veined rock fully entered our consciences in 1956 with the launch of Eero Saarinen’s iconic Tulip table for Knoll.

If we’ve learned anything in the past few years, it’s that our homes are places for self-expression and experimentation as well as retreat and sanctuary, and the modern interior is both exciting and full of life as well as somewhere to escape and unwind in.

Tobi-Ishi table by B&B £45,125Italia,

As we step away from white-and-grey marble, we




As well as fresh 2022 designs, much loved pieces are turning their backs on Carrara and the colourless and updating their recognisable silhouettes with rich new looks. Menu’s celebrated sculptural Androgyne Lounge Table by Danielle Siggerud is now available in in Calacatta Viola marble, a colourful cousin to classic Carrara, covered in alluring purple wandering lines and shapely chunks, and in honour of its 10th anniversary, the Tobi-Ishi table by Barber and Osgerby for B&B Italia was released in a special edition made from striped white Carrara and rich green Alpi marble, honouring classic Italian architecture.Contemporary rainbow-hued stone designs are conversation pieces. Such exquisite, unbelievable colours, patterns and finishes are made to be showcased, gathered around and delighted over – modern day reminders that there’s still much hidden treasure to be discovered here on Earth.

Griffe low table by Giorgetti, £11,866.14

A kaleidoscopic collection of launches have solidified the trend. Arketipo’s new Rumours tables by Mauro Lipparini introduced two stones that dazzle in both colour and name; Flamingo Quartz,


‘Travertine has a completely different materiality and structure to marble and even in the same colours, can express many different tones and variations,’ explains Jacob Gubi Olsen, Owner and Creative Director of Gubi. ‘We are always curious about new expressions and materials.’

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also step away from marble itself and open our minds to the allure of other stones. Contemporary designers are prioritising beauty and impact over the material’s geological classification and embracing rocks of any name, from onyx to granite, quartz, travertine and beyond.


an entrancing purple tinted-rose hued rock, and Tangerine Onyx, which is decorated with lava-like orange streaks, both adding a sense of adventure and exhilaration into the home, each tabletop a slice of the exotic.Giorgetti’s Griffe low table by Giancarlo Bosio & Giorgetti R&D is crowned with a piece of Labradorite Lemurian granite, an iridescent stone found in Madagascar which feels more like a piece of jewellery than something for the living room. Porada’s boldly asymmetric new Berry table is defined by a slab of verdant Lapponia green marble, its top like a solidified slice of plant life found in the forest, while Bonaldo’s Asia vanity is topped by a shapely slice of rich red Rosso Carpazi marble, mirroring the blush and lipstick it’s waiting to hold.

For more ideas on contemporary living, see Or book an appointment to visit the 25,000 sq ft luxury lifestyle showroom in Hatch End, where you’ll find all the latest launches, stones and styles under one roof. Chaplins Furniture, 407-577 Uxbridge Road, HA5 4JS

Rounded Iron Planter, £55.95 (other items from a selection), Graham & Green Fill this striking black planter with anything lush for maximum impact.

To help you set the scene for an indoor garden project, this nature-inspired décor soothes the senses and looks the part…


A chair for all seasons, this palm leaf print makes a striking accent chair, planted amongst succulents

Freshen up your space with nature’s favourite shade

Natural Seagrass Leaf Placemat, £11.50, Graham & Green

Heather Dining Chair – Green Palm Leaf & Chrome, £109, Cult Furniture

little bit of green goes a long way, especially in the home.

Biophilic design is all about maximising connections with natural environments, a theme that’s been taking root in interiors for a while – and for good reason. From revitalising timeless neutrals with fresh greenery, to elevating natural materials by cultivating an indoor oasis, this is a look that channels calm, peace and tranquillity.It’svisually appealing too. Soft furnishings such as swatches of tropical palm prints radiate positive energy, while tactile aesthetics created by jute, rattan and seagrass create a feeling of wellbeing as well as scoring high in the style stakes.

Woven leaf-shaped placemats suggest you’re sitting close to the coastline and breathing in the fresh sea air – not to mention the earthy texture to tablescape surround. Think seashells scattered amongst the tableware.

and cacti. Style it up for cooler months with a luxe fir green velvet cushion or throw. Some might even say it would sit well against a Norfolk pine.

Artificial Lily and Mixed Foliage Wall Panel, £15, Dunelm

From houseplants to botanical wallpaper, gorgeous green homeware is flourishing, says Sam Wylie-Harris.

Going green:

Stylish without being sensitive to the touch, this faux foliage panel has the power to transform a lifeless wall into a sanctuary of calm, with lilies and ferns amongst the mixed greens.


Palm Leaf Pendant Light, £85, Cult Furniture

“This is a look that channels calm, peace and tranquillity”

(right) Plastic Natural Rattan Baskets, from £14 (other items from a selection), Dunelm These rattan baskets will bring some rustic flair to any space, especially if you group them and top with ferns or giant, dried pampas grasses.

Houseplant in Bubblegum Wallpaper, £75 per roll, Ohpopsi Funky and fun, these hanging houseplants will make an eye-catching feature wall – and you can always add a floral fringe in the shape of rosebud curtains to pick out the pink. They’d also make a wonderful backdrop for a statement entrance hall, or bring a conservatory to life.

If you’re looking to green up your kitchen area or suntrap, Leaf Envy is a one-stop shop for home plants. From statement to trailing; extra easy to no fuss; bright light to direct light; air purifying to fast growing, you don’t need to be good at gardening to watch your greenery grow.

George Green Tropical Leaf Cushion, £10,

With its retro-inspired palm leaf design, this gorgeous glass pendant will channel a cool vintage vibe and create a warm glow.

Selection of Leaf Envy Plants & Pots, starting from £10 depending on species and pot, Leaf Envy

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This exotic print will revive a tired sofa and evoke thoughts of a tropical garden with shady groves.

Banana Leaves Art Print, from £59 (includes frame), Green Lili Ideal for creating a tropical rain forest or jungle setting – even if it’s limited to a cosy corner – this banana leaves print can be teamed with emerald green accessories and plenty more plant life.

“The easiest way to embrace this trend is by introducing shades of green into your humble abode”


For those who aren’t quite ready to take the full plunge, opt for a colour palette that focuses on classic neutral colours to help this ease botanical shades into your decor. These stripped back shades, such as The Darwin Grand Sofa In Washed Linen Steel, ooze understated elegance and hold a timeless quality that will serve you well as the seasons change. These sophisticated colours will allow any green accents to take centre stage without overwhelming the senses.



s we will once again find ourselves spending more time indoors as the cooler evenings begin, it is natural to seek ways to elevate the spaces in which we will be retreating. Encapsulating the essence of the natural world through your décor can instantly rejuvenate your home, creating a peaceful, soothing environment in which to unwind and recharge. With over 170 fabrics and leathers to choose from, the luxury furniture specialists at Darlings of Chelsea have everything you need to incorporate this nature-inspired trend into your home in the months to come to create the perfect tranquil setting.

bolster cushions for extra comfort, this luxury contemporary sofa is ideal for those smaller spaces, providing unparalleled comfort without compromise.Ifasofter shade is more to your taste, look no further than the Farnworth Loveseat in Stain Resistant Moleskin Velvet Kiwi – a perfect pastel hue to make a subtle statement. The Farnworth Loveseat has enough room for two people to snuggle up during the frosty winter evenings, with its deep sumptuous seat and smooth curved lines enticing you to sink in and switch off.

The easiest way to embrace this trend is by introducing shades of green into your humble abode. The Exmouth Loveseat SofaFarnworth Loveseat in Stain Resistant Moleskin Velvet Kiwi is pictured here in Easy Clean Corded Velvet Kale, a beautiful yet understated mossy green hue that will compliment a range of colour schemes while working to ground your space. Featuring a sleek, contemporary design with high arms and side


From the first time Abi and Morv went to view the derelict building, it was clear that they both had a very good eye for this sort of thing and they were almost instantly able to visualise this former tower as a wonderful home.

f you are a fan of George Clarke and his renovation shows, then you may have watched his latest series of Remarkable Renovations on Channel 4 which saw one of our floors feature in one of the most beautiful renovations we have seen. Episode 2 was all about the beautiful Trevolt, a former electricity substation in Cornwall which belongs to the lovely Abi and Morv. They first got in touch with Floors of Stone back in 2019 as they were looking to source a natural stone floor for their kitchen. From the first few email exchanges, we knew this was going to be more than just an ordinary renovation.

They opted for our Dijon Tumbled Limestone which was the perfect stone for their vision! The stone is such a timeless option and one which will certainly stand the test of time. The neutral tones and traditional qualities of this tile pairs perfectly with the rustic nature of the build and sits alongside a Seb Cox kitchen by our sister company, deVOL Kitchens. The mix of wood and


stone materials creates such an authentic feel to the space and it was evident that these details had been carefully thought out. We stock this stone in a number of sizes including the opus pattern which is shown here. A mix of smaller and larger rectangles and squares is what makes up an opus pattern and really suits a more traditional property, where many years ago the floors would have been a bit of a mix.


The building itself has so much history and clearly holds a special place in both of their hearts. If you’d like to see more about Trevolt, head over to their Instagram page @trevolt_ where you can see the transformation from start to finish.

All images courtesy of Amazing Productions.

“They opted for our Dijon Tumbled Limestone which was the perfect stone for their vision! The stone is such a timeless option and one which will certainly stand the test of time”

started her own practice, “SCHUTT” in 2018 and has since created beautiful luxurious one of a kind pieces. Using her multicultural background, knowledge, and sensibility she is able to give love, passion, and history to every interior, and every product. “Not a fan of excess, but not exactly favouring minimalism either... somewhere in between lies perfection, and everlasting beauty. H U T T

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Designed by award-winning Architects, their range of kitchen styles are ’different by concept’ and offer truly unique details. Working closely with their clients and their advisors, ‘bespoke design’ can be taken to a new level creating furniture of distinction and individuality.

he Modern British kitchen collection is designed and manufactured in England. Their entire range is handmade from premium quality hardwoods, grown in Britain, and their designs include previously unseen (and unique to them) storage solutions.

The Modern British Collection

The Classic collection is the Modern British take on an in-frame ‘Modern Shaker’ style kitchen. It has the same uncompromising attention to detail and commitment to premium grade natural materials. They provide the same wide range of choices on wood types, colours and materials. At only 52mm, the cabinetry has the smallest plinth on the market, leaving more space inside for storage.

The Horizon collection combines contemporary handle less design and sleek lines with handcrafted construction, again in sustainably sourced hardwoods of the highest quality. The modernity of the design is softened by the inclusion of hardwood details that introduce a beautiful touch of nature to the design.

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Modern British has recognised the desire to extend the kitchen’s influence across the home. They have designed a collection of loose furniture pieces to complement the kitchen including dining tables and chairs, media centres, display cabinets, console tables, credenzas and a host of other accessories to complement your interior design. This extends to bedroom furniture with the same uncompromising commitment to quality design andNewconstruction.LondonShowroom opening at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour Be part of their London launch by visiting during Focus/22 from 19th23rd September.

The collection includes the highly individual O’45 Kitchen that provides unique storage solutions by creating unique geometric solutions. The frame is available in a choice of hardwoods including an English Woodlands series. Their signature door and drawer frontals are available in either natural hardwood or a painted finish to a colour of your choice. Through clever design drawers are elevated to the status of ‘work centre’, making food preparation less of a stress and more pleasurable.



Not surprising then that this company has achieved a Patent Award for its designs!





Many people think of a rug as a “finishing touch” for a room. However, we believe you should start by choosing a rug to provide a colour palette to begin with. A rug can serve as inspiration that links to other colours used within the space, rather than it being an afterthought.


If you are looking for a way to make changes to your space, without the upheaval of renovating or even decorating, a rug is the perfect addition that can make a huge impact on your space.

In a room with flagstone or wooden flooring, a rug will add a feeling of comfort and warmth to a space. Literally retaining heat and providing an added source of insulation.

Just like an unusual piece of furniture or artwork, a rug can be used to create a focal point in a room. The right rug can complement or enhance your accessories, focusing attention to itself. Grouping your furniture inward toward the rug helps anchor the furniture in the composition of the room.

Looking to incorporate pattern and texture into your space? Get a rug! A patterned or textured rug is the perfect way to either liven up or cosy down a room.Aneffective way of adding your personal style and giving visual balance to a space. We encourage you to get creative, jump out of your comfort zone and try something a little different. Perhaps by mixing patterns in your space if they work together. For example, a large, patterned rug with smaller patterned pillows in the same colour scheme.



The wool composition of a rug can help improve acoustics in spaces, big and small. A rug can absorb sound to help reduce noise in your home. This is especially helpful if you live in an open plan space, large country home or a home with wooden or flagstone flooring.


The unbeaten knowledge of rugs for sale, cleaning, restoration and bespoke makes The Rug Studio unique. We help clients achieve their ideal environment and atmosphere of a room.


What feeling do you want your space to portray? Do you want your living room to have a more formal entertaining space? Or do you want it to feel cosy and casual? To create a more formal look you may choose a more traditional pattern and neutral toned rug. If you want to create a casual look, you could choose a rug with brighter colours and patterns or more texture. EMAIL: june.dobson19@googlemail.comMOBILE:07794409012


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Lamps, Jugs and more are decorated with Cow parsley, Teasels and honeysuckle, all individually made to order. Commissions undertaken.

Ceramics beautifully made by June herself in her Somerset based studio nestled in the Blackdown hills, using a stoneware clay, decorated with her own unique relief style that has developed over the years.

In turn these are finished with a simple Cobalt oxide wash (or with a colour of your choice) enhancing the clay’s own natural velvety beauty.

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“Greys will also continue to be popular, with both dark greys - like Bergamot Grey - and lighter shades, such as Zinc Grey, complimenting and contrasting wonderfully with the darker more vibrantThorndown’scolours.”water-based wood paint is available in 72 stunning shades and is priced at £20 for a 750ml tin.


She said: “The natural world has been very much in the forefront of people’s minds and consumer choices, which has had a huge impact on“Fordesign.the autumn and winter months, warm, comforting but darker and more striking colours are set to be used with dark lush greens such as Field Green and Yew Green, comforting warm and wholesome dark blues like Bishop Blue, and

Thorndown Design Director Caroline Thornborough believes more of us are looking to the natural world around us as we come to style our homes as temperatures drop.

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the enriching dark plum of Whortleberry set to be the perfect colours for the seasons ahead.


reen Green Grass, Blue Blue Sky’ might be the lyrics to one of this summer’s biggest earworms, but they are also the inspiration behind this Autumn’s biggest colour trends, according to eco paint specialists Thorndown.

Minotti London recognises the diverse needs of interior designers, architects and private clients. We recommend a personal meeting with our team to learn more about the many technical, design and logistical services additions alongside a selection of the pieces that make up the complete collection.

Central to the Minotti identity is an unwavering commitment to “100% Made in Italy” concept, which combines tradition and innovation. The skills of talented artisans are employed together with the latest modern technologies, balancing industrial precision with sensitivity and eye for detail. This high degree of know-how is constantly improving by exploring materials and technological solutions to enhance every impeccable detail. The commitment to excellence involves everyone within the company and continues in our dedication to client service.


Minotti Italy has an outstanding creative team, Minotti studio, who rely on highly diversified professional skills: product engineering, selection of new fabrics, photographic set, graphic design, communications and styling specialists. A creative department where ideas are conceived, developed and shaped to make projects, catering to a lifestyle philosophy synonymous with luxury, become reality. Each interior design project, residential project, hospitality and commercial furniture project is unique.

Minotti’s designs and philosophies are embraced by interior design and architecture professionals who collaborate with us on London’s luxury property and design scene, as well as private clients. Projects are unique and our client’s passion is evident in the diverse palette of projects completed in collaboration with Minotti London.


Following twenty years of successful collaboration between the Summerhill and Minotti families in London, the Minotti London showroom opened in February 2009 in the culturally rich West End of London. Recently extended in 2016 to include a second floor, the


inotti London is a modern Italian furniture company; leader in high quality, contemporary indoor and outdoor furniture suitable for both residential and hospitality environments. In the field of contemporary furniture design, Minotti London is an ambassador for a classic-modern lifestyle in the residential and commercial sector.

elegantly designed Margaret Street space showcases Minotti’s most recent collections, alongside pivotal pieces from two decades of collections coordinated by Rodolfo Dordoni.

Minotti offer the same high level of service to all clients, whether purchasing a single piece or fitting out an entire property, private or commercial. Our aim is to form long lasting relationships that ensure we understand your requirements to the smallest detail. Minotti offer a complete bespoke service. Our team are all fully trained interior designers and understand the needs of private clients and architects alike.

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The store is home to many of Smeg’s collaborations, marvel at the Dolce & Gabbana and FIAT500 partnership products, Coca Cola fridge, or glance the iconic retro colour finishes you come to know and love from Smeg.


reggiano cheese and wine produced at the company’s farm at also available to purchase, alongside small appliances and cookware from the brand’s iconic 50s style collection. From coffee machines to blenders, juicers to kettles, stand mixers to toasters, saucepans to woks, there is something for everyone whether you’re a coffee lover or enjoy home baking.

The store is open 9-5 Monday-Saturday, or 12-6 on Sundays. You can simply drop in, pre-arrange an appointment, or book a virtual tour tailored to your requirements with one of the team’s trained consultants.

plit across three expansive floors, Smeg’s London Store houses over 300 appliances from the collection, ranging from beautiful built-in ovens, hobs and extractor displays, right through to large statement fridges, focal point rangecookers, and even space saving dishwashers, sinks and taps. Whether you’re looking for a replacement appliance, considering a full kitchen renovation, or simply looking to treat yourself, look no further!

Steeped in history, Smeg is passionate about its ‘Made In Italy’ ethos, with most if its range produced in and inspired by the Italian love of food and Parmiggianodrink.

Consult with one of our knowledgeable Smeg Specialists, who are on hand to help find the perfect Smeg product for your needs.

Discover iconic Smeg appliances on London’s Regent Street



Regardingagents.home maintenance solutions, Ecozone has a comprehensive list of items for tackling severe problems like mould and limescale to maintaining blocked drains with products like the Enzymatic Drain Cleaning Sticks. Designed to keep your drains adequately maintained, their powerful formula works to remove greasy residues or build-up and prevent nasty blockages while banishing lingering odours. Not only are they septic tank safe and non-toxic, but a single packet of 12 sticks is enough to last you an entire year. Their Laundry range is just as extensive. Including various plant-based non-bio and bio detergents and capsules, tallow-free fabric softeners, bleach-free whiteners and brighteners and the cost-saving laundry Ecoballs in an array of fragrances and wash sizes. Another exciting and unconventional option is the Laundry Soap Nuts,

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an utterly natural laundry detergent alternative that comes from a tree. These clever nuts/ berries come in two sizes and can provide up to 330 washes for approximately just 3p per wash. They’re hypoallergenic, suitable for sensitive skin, compostable, biodegradable and boast brilliant results with every load.

Ecozone doesn’t fall short on a wide selection of general & specialist cleaning items. From reusable Microfibre Cloths, plant-based Toilet Cleaners and Cleaning Sprays and Anti-Bacterial Multi-Surface Wipes made from easily degradable plant-based fibres. Their Multi-Purpose Cleaning Paste is a recent addition to the cleaning range. With its versatile purpose, you can clean anything from BBQ grills and garden furniture to sinks and splashbacks, leaving your home clean and sparkling.Dishwashing is another category with a wide range of options for your dishwashing needs. From single-use plastic-free Dishtabs to various Washing Up Liquids with biodegradable ingredients that are powerful enough to cut through the toughest grease and grime.

Ecozone’s impressive range of over 80 products has you covered for almost every cleaning need around the home. With such a large selection of innovative and unconventional eco-alternatives, Ecozone sets itself apart from other sustainable brands. As a result, it’s your one-stop shop for all your home cleaning essentials. Discover more at

ritish brand Ecozone has been creating affordable & eco-conscious products for over 20 years. Providing a range of non-toxic household cleaning essentials made with plant-based and or biodegradable ingredients that are also Cruelty-Free and Vegan SocietyAsideapproved.fromcreating products designed to be better for the environment, Ecozone specialises in manufacturing products that work, never compromise on quality and are as efficient at solving everyday household problems, just as well as if not better than, conventional non-eco cleaning

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The master suite was extended by using part of the utility cupboard, resulting in a master bedroom, walk-through dressing room and en-suite. We relocated the entrance to the 2nd bedroom and to the 2nd bedroom, again increasing living space and reducing communal space.


riginally this property was a corner apartment in a beautiful period property on the corner of Welbeck St and Wigmore st.

the open plan space it allowed the light to flood into the corridor making it part of the living space rather than separate.


“The master suite was extended by using part of the utility cupboard, resulting in a master bedroom, walkthrough dressing room and en-suite”

Although a good size 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, there were lots of small rooms and very dark. The key was to open up the space as much as possible to maximise the beautiful windows that existed within. The entrance was a long dark corridor leading to the kitchen and living space, an open plan kitchen and dining living room (was separate before) was created to bring natural light into the space. By creating a glass entrance and door to

The real success was opening-up the ceilings to maximise ceiling height and volume, also adding back in original architectural features, corniceing and panelling to the master suite. Keeping a clean pallet by adding depth and contracts with black crittal style doors/dividers, rich dark woods for the kitchen, dramatic marble and burnished brass details all helped to elevate.


Day True are all about maximising investment and minimising the effort on the part of our clients it’s all about what we know, and doing all of it well.

This kitchen contrasts sophisticated rich wood finishes against the cool stone and forms part of a complete central London apartment redevelopment.Lookingamillion dollars without actually costing the earth is perfectly possible when the design is as cleverly and practically conceived as this one, literally taking care of everything from concealing the washing machine to adding in the kitchen sink.

You may be fooled into thinking you are looking at a beautiful and naturally lit window, or a ‘waterfall’ of light, but this background effect has been created using a fluted tiled panel and side lights in collaboration with a very clever lighting designer.


The bathroom has no natural light, and has been designed to keep the bathtub and the shower, in an otherwise open-plan space, enclosed inside a generous ‘bathing area’ built into what was once a service cupboard.

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“Looking a million dollars without actually costing the earth is perfectly possible when the design is as cleverly and practically conceived as this one, literally taking care of everything from concealing the washing machine to adding in the kitchen sink”

What sets Award Leisure apart from other hot tub retailers is not only their ‘one stop’ shop, but their vast experience in garden design and landscaping over three decades, helping customers successfully develop their outdoor leisure projects. Every store features a private wet test demonstration facility and regularly hosts education events so you can discover how to properly maintain your purchase and enjoy all the benefits of it for years to come.


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IN STORE EXPERIENCE: When visiting Award Leisure, it is certainly is an experience to remember - the range of outdoor leisure products ooze luxury and quality and the large display of products enables most customers to find a product that matches their budget. They also have the major advantage of being able to provide flexible finance options from Hitachi Finance.Thefully trained and qualified sales team are experts in explaining the unique features whilst understanding your needs and requirements to ensure you find exactly what you are looking for!

guarantee that their prices will not be beaten on like for like products.

Visit Award Leisure in St Albans today and see the Proudly Designed in the UK British Hot Tubs range and the Canadian made Beachcomber Hot Tub Range.

With the UK’s largest display of Hot Tubs, Swim Spas, Gazebos, Saunas, Cabins and Spa Chemicals, it’s not hard to see why Award Leisure continues to grow from strength to strength.



Award Leisure partners with the most reliable, industry certified and established manufacturers in their field and with no distribution chain, they

It’s no wonder Award Leisure was the first industry retailer to gain Which? Trusted Trader Accreditation and is consistently WhatSpa? Approved as well as being voted ‘Retailer of the Year’ at the UK Pool & Spa Awards.

“What sets Award Leisure apart from other hot tub retailers is not only their ‘one stop’ shop, but their vast experience in garden design and landscaping over three decades,”

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ward Leisure is a family-run business that has been trading for 38 years and has become the number one retailer of Hot Tubs, Swim Spas, and outdoor leisure products with seven awardwinning showrooms in Warwickshire, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, West Midlands, Cheshire, Leicestershire, and their new and improved store in St Albans, providing the most extensive choice for customers in the Hertfordshire and London area.

he surface you walk on provides the backbone of an interior scheme. Get it right and it will make a dramatic difference to the overall feel of a room. Wood flooring is a wonderful option as it introduces colour, texture, pattern and character. It’s easy to live with being practical, hardwearing and a cinch to maintain. There are endless design options

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The grade of wood will also create a different look. Prime grades have minimal knots and colour variation, so create a contemporary feel. Natural grades have more feature marks so lend themselves to more traditional looks. “Don’t be constrained by this though,” Peter advises. “A rustic board with plenty of knots, shakes and detailing can soften modern schemes.”

When it comes to the latest trends, darker hues are gaining in popularity. “Although there will always be a demand for light wooden floors, darker shades are about to step into the limelight and have their moment. The dark rich shades found in our Smoky Mountain and Baked Oak flooring introduce a glamorous, dramatic look and can’t fail

“Woodtoo.flooring is brilliant for bringing a scheme together,” says Peter Keane, Director of The Natural Wood Floor Company. “Dark floors create a luxurious look, while rustic floors with lots of knots enhance a casual, country scheme. Rich colours will add warmth, while pale colours will go with just about anything and introduce plenty of light into a room.”



It always pays to buy a good quality floor from a reputable supplier, as the right wooden floor will improve your property, add to its value and last for years. The Natural Wood Floor Company manufacture most of the floors they sell and are also valued for their expertise. The full flooring collection can be viewed on large display boards at their Wandsworth showroom or on their new-look website.

to get Parquetnoticed.”blocks have been back in fashion for a while, but couldn’t be hotter right now. The combination of colour, wood detailing and pattern makes for a real statement floor. For an up-todate look go large with 600 mm sized blocks. Alternatively, aged blocks are great for adding extra character as they look like reclaimed blocks but can be used with underfloor heating.




We use professional techniques for cleaning rugs that involve hand washing. Our experts are trained in all aspects of Oriental rug cleaning and repair, so you can be confident that your rug will be treated with the utmost care and attention by our experienced professionals.

Over the years, your Persian rug will naturally absorb dirt, dust, and allergens from the air that it breathes. This can cause discoloration, dullness, and a general decrease in the quality of your rug. Regular cleaning every 5-7 years is essential for maintaining the beauty of your rug and keeping it in good condition for years to come.


At Carpets Clinic we have weavers who have had the skills and techniques passed down generations, imagine how good you would be at something if you had done it every day since the 1900’s.

Even a small repair can increase the life span of a rug by preventing further damage. Small damages will creep into larger damages as time goes on with use. This all happens before your eyes so have one of our experts assess your rugs and examine the condition.

Our drivers are available for daily collections in London and the surrounding areas. We also cater to the rest of England including Scotland and Wales with weekly collections.





atural Traditional Handmade are not just words they have meaning for us; it is at the heart of our small business. At FelinFach we design Welsh blankets, and combine new contemporary colour combinations for traditional tapestry, which are hand woven for us in the remaining Welsh mills, but we also immerse ourselves in all things wool. At the Felin Fach Dye


Studio, situated in a renovated outbuilding of a 200-year-old former flour mill in Pembrokeshire, you can learn the beautiful heritage craft skill of hand dyeing natural fibres using only natural dye. You will leave your course with the knowledge to successfully dye yarn and fabrics with lasting colour to use in your projects at home, using only natural dyes. We have recently introduced our own range of hand poured candles, diffusers, tealights and wax melts to our website. All are hand made in our Chandlery Studio in Pembrokeshire. Sustainability is important to us. All electricity consumed by FelinFach is from 100% renewable energy, from UK windfarms. In 2021, we partnered with Tree Nation to play our part in global reforestation. As a result, we plant one tree for every product purchased - five purchases in one order is five trees planted! For more information and to see the FelinFach forest on our website please visit

Jessica Killen, senior designer at Clarke & Clarke explains, “We are always looking at new and exciting ways to develop our textiles and working closely with the mills helps to achieve this. Comprising nine fabrics and matching wallpaper, Exotica 2 has a distinctly more opulent feel than its predecessor - for example, we’ve added metallic highlights to Selva’s velvet jacquard and introduced bronze/antique into our colour palette, evoking a glamorous feel across all our designs.”


Launching AW22, step into a home of imagination and creativity with Exotica 2, Clarke & Clarke’s latest range of decadent fabrics and wallcoverings.Movingon from the first and highly popular



Exotica fabric collection, Exotica 2 makes a statement with rich velvets, tropical digital prints and textural jacquards. Retaining its homage to island life, the launch features large-scale jungle florals, leopard detailing and Clarke & Clarke’s signatureHand-paintedmonkeys.designs draw out a rich palette of tones and shades on a mixture of fabrics. This is a feature collection that has a distinctly tropical feel, with a melody of darker tones, and moody highlights complemented by deeply luxurious texture that best reflects the season.

larke & Clarke, by the Sanderson Design Group, is the go-to design house for vibrant colour, desirable design and affordable luxury.

As a style leader for a new generation of decorators, Clarke & Clarke offers an eclectic but distinctive collection of fabrics, wallpapers and home accessories, born from a passion for creating beautiful, expressive homes since 2009.

Bursting with vibrancy directly from nature or laced with metallic yarns for a more opulent Art Deco feel, Exotica 2 carries the classic look of Clarke & Clarke with its refined and sophisticated style in each print.

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Thanks to its entrepreneurial spirit and innovative British flair, Clarke & Clarke delivers interior fashion for the style conscious, focusing on luxurious textures and bold colour combinations that can be curated to suit any style, from whimsical to glamourous, maximalist to sleek.

The collection includes Passiflora, one of Clarke & Clarke’s bestselling designs with its vibrant passionflower trail, jewel tones and metallic highlights. Starting life as a painting, Tahiti, another feature design, shares a rich colour palette and standout painterly bouquet. Named after the tropical rainforest in Central Africa, Congo is printed using deep, dramatic colours. Available as both a soft velvet and statement wallpaper, it possesses all the qualities of an oil painting.


A beautiful stone effect ornament in the shape of an acorn. The perfect finishing touch to any home.

Gorgeous gardening gloves in ultra-soft feel hard-wearing fabric that doesn’t stiffen after drying. We also love the durable heavy duty waxed canvas log carrier, with reinforced handles - perfect for carrying wood whether indoors or outdoors.




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Handmade outdoor charcoal oven for outdoor kitchens and outdoor living spaces. The first of its kind, the Harrison Atom is a charcoal oven, a plancha, a hotplate and a hob. This innovative design enables multiple cooking techniques simultaneously. Created specifically with the home chef in mind, this ingenious design is like having three appliances in one – all charcoal fuelled for that distinctive smoky note and cooking speed. Like all Harrison Ovens products, the Harrison Atom is handcrafted to last, waterproof and can be transported around on an optional wheeled cabinet.

This fantastic pizza oven can cook so many exciting recipes such as steaks, chicken, fish and vegetables. Comes in a range of colours to suit you and is made in Yorkshire.



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aving spent over 20 years supplying, installing and restoring wooden floors, Southern Cross Flooring are perfectly placed to understand the unique benefits that such a floor brings to the home.Infact, since the start of this year they have arguably positioned themselves even more perfectly by moving the business from a small, hard-to-find workshop in Kew to a recently refurbished industrial unit in the heart of Twickenham. Not only are they now far better equipped to stock and showcase their floor products, but the move also coincided with a distribution partnership with new brand Wood Connexions, who bring the highest-quality engineered wood floors to the market.

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The colour spectrum spans from the dark end through the neutral tones and on to the light and white-washed, while each colour is also available in timeless herringbone parquet as well. Once the dream floor has been found customers don’t then need to find a fitter either, with Southern Cross employing in-house installers to offer a complete all-in-one service to their customers.


The premises has a dedicated showroom and meeting space on the 1st floor, with the idea being that less is more. “We are all too aware how overwhelmed with choice customers can be when investing in a new wood floor,” company director Matt Wiggins says. “So our goal is to offer premium quality products in a simple of range of colours that can suit almost any design palette.”

Visits to view the showroom are welcomed between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, with Saturdays available by appointment.


10 UV Oiled colours in 15x180mm European Engineered Oak. These floors are perfect for use on underfloor heating and, thanks to the 4mm oak wear layer, can be restored up to 3 times over the course of its life, which could be as long as 40 or 50 years with the right care.

To that end, Southern Cross and Wood Connexions offer their customers (whether they are homeowners or in the trade) a range of



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Lithuania- these wonderful prints are striking works of art in their own right, perfect to add colour to any kitchen and they make wonderful giftsTeatoo.towels are so versatile and not simply for drying dishes or polishing glasses. Attractive linen ones can be used to decorate small tables and tea trays and of course over the festive season Christmas tea towels can be used as part of your seasonal decorations or for wrapping a special present.Whilst Home Landing’s main emphasis is on the sale of tea towels they do offer a small collection of table linens and are more than happy to help with bespoke orders and the sourcing of any kitchen or table linen requirements. Check out their web site today: or you can call them directly on 01635 48521

ome Landing is a relatively new online business focusing primarily on the sale of kitchen tea towels and selected table linens.

The company offer a collection ranging from fun inexpensive cotton prints, woven French Jacquard designs, classic Irish Linen glass cloths, printed Italian and Lithuanian linens and rustic French country textiles. They have carefully selected first-class textiles from all over Europe. Recently added are new linen designs from

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It was becoming increasingly difficult to find a nice assortment of attractive and good quality tea towels and the company was founded to simply fill that gap in the kitchen textile market.

“The company offer a collection ranging from fun inexpensive cotton prints, woven French Jacquard designs, classic Irish Linen glass cloths, printed Italian and Lithuanian linens and rustic French country textiles”


Irish linen glass cloths are known the world over as are fine Italian printed linens and the French are renowned for their wonderful use of colour in their Jacquard cotton cloths.



We guide our clients through every step of the process from concept and budgets through to completion.

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Modular creates stunning, award winning gardens and landscapes for private and commercial clients. We deliver high quality bespoke projects ranging from large residential and commercial to smaller urban spaces. Our team has a wealth of experience, expertise, and flair offering the full range of design, construction, and planting services.

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As well as a well-designed garden being an inviting, beautiful and practical space it’s increasingly viewed as a haven to immerse ourselves in; somewhere to escape the stresses of everyday life and connect with the natural world.

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A garden should work on many levels. Developing a great garden is extremely rewarding for a few keen homeowners, but hugely frustrating for others. Perhaps you’ve lived with the same garden for years yet are still way off realising your dream space or have recently bought a property with a garden or roof terrace and just don’t know where to Settingstart?

off on the right track with a vision and plan is critical to its success. Good design marries the clients brief (style/function), with the build and planting budget to create a space that is greater than the sum of its parts.

Plants breathe the life into a garden. In the UK they inspire us to celebrate all four seasons and are an essential resource for wildlife. Trees, large shrubs, hedging and clipped shapes provide the year-round structure so that perennials and bulbs can create impact at key times of the year with their colours and textures. Choosing the right plants for the right place (aspect, soil etc.) so they not only thrive but combine beautifully together

The Architect Mies van der Rohe famously said this and at Modular we agree. The technical design stage before the build captures key design details such as levels, steps, surfaces, boundaries, lighting and irrigation etc. with pinpoint accuracy to ensure a slick build and a high-end finish on site.


is where the artistry of great garden design comes intoAtown.Modular we have wealth of experience and expertise offering the full range of design, construction, and planting services and guide our clients through every step of the process. We only have one aim, to create an outdoor space that exceeds your expectations.


ounded in 1868, Hodkin & Jones have been the specialists in the design, manufacture and installation of high quality, fibrous plaster mouldings for over 150 years.

The Hodkin & Jones range of mouldings offers one of the most comprehensive selections of fibrous plaster covings available. With traditional elegant cornices from Georgian, Victorian, Gothic, Regency and Art Deco periods right through to popular modern day contemporary stepped cornices.Popular in many of their residential, retail and commercial projects, Hodkin and Jones are able to produce cornices that can incorporate modern LED uplighting, creating a discreet glow and enhancing a room’s ambience.

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“Involving a specialist supplier like Hodkin & Jones, from the very beginning of a project helps to ensure the smooth running of an operation”

For clients looking for a fast turnaround Hodkin & Jones also have a large quantity of cornice and mouldings in stock, ready for delivery or collection. Their standard range of mouldings are available to view and purchase on their website.

Restoration of Listed buildings and historical properties is also a speciality of Hodkin & Jones with many buildings requiring surveys and needing existing mouldings to be exactly matched where they can’t be repaired. Hodkin & Jones can match any plaster moulding no matter how complicated the design is, mouldings are then reproduced and installed by their team of fixers, all of which is overseen by a dedicated contracts manager.

“Hodkin and Jones are able to produce cornices that can incorporate modern LED uplighting, creating a discreet glow and enhancing a room’s ambience”

Hodkin & Jones undertake projects both nationwide and overseas with installers working on a daily basis in London and the surrounding counties. By using their installation service you can be assured that products will be fitted correctly with an exquisite finish, maximising the plaster mouldings longevity. The company also have their own transport department to ensure all products are delivered safely and on time.

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Other plaster products in the range include decorative ceiling and wall panels, centre pieces, door surrounds, fire surrounds, arches and columns, all of which are delicately handmade by their dedicated and highly skilled craftsmen.

Hodkin & Jones have a broad project portfolio that includes 10 Downing Street, Harrods Knightsbridge, the Royal Armoury, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the o2 arena to name but a few. Involving a specialist supplier like Hodkin & Jones, from the very beginning of a project helps to ensure the smooth running of an operation while providing cost and time benefits.

The Hodkin & Jones contemporary cornices range reflects current market trends with their minimalist, geometric, flat design and they are suitable for any size modern renovation. Although modern in design, the contemporary covings are still designed and manufactured in house with the same high quality finish as the traditional range.

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Often Architects and Interior Designers create designs not available from standard ranges, which is where Hodkin & Jones can offer a bespoke service. From drawings they are able to manufacture mouldings to exact dimensions specified, whether it is a bespoke ceiling design to create a grand space or a cornice specific to the particular project they are working on.

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Having spent the past 10 years building tailormade garden rooms of all kinds, industry-leaders, eDEN Garden Rooms, report a huge surge in demand for multi-use garden studios that fulfil the various needs of their customers; combining home office, workout space, or an extra family room all in


to an exceptionally high specification and designed to feel like part of your home, eDEN’s stunning garden rooms are a stylish addition to gardens large or small, and come with a whole host of welcome inclusions as standard. From toasty underfloor heating and high-quality insulation to expertly plastered and painted walls, striking oak engineered wood flooring and even painted skirting boards; the attention to detail in these exquisitely-crafted, made-to-measure studios really does accomplish the wow-factor.

The exterior of eDEN Garden Rooms’ buildings doesn’t disappoint either, clad with stunning locally-sourced redwood cedar, and finished with modern aluminium doors and windows, eDEN Garden Rooms have honed the art of creating contemporary statement rooms

or many of us, the past couple of years have seen our homes adapt, simultaneously becoming our offices, gyms, sanctuaries and entertainment spaces all in one, and in turn forcing us to revaluate how we use the precious space available to us to suit our changing needs.


that their customers look forward to spending time in year-round. And with the option to tailor to your exact needs, from integrated shed storage to bathrooms, kitchenettes and even cinema rooms, there’s no idea too lofty for this talented team to tackle.Ifyou need the extra space, eDEN are sure to have a solution to match your requirements – and now, more than ever, a garden room can be a very cost-effective way to enhance and add value to your home.

However, it’s likely that there’s a shady, underused spot at the bottom of your garden, which may in fact provide the perfect opportunity to add practical space and value to your home, whilst breathing new life into your garden in the process. Forget sheds and summerhouses, 2022 is all about the aesthetically pleasing, individually crafted and wonderfully multi-functional bespoke garden room that can be enjoyed by all the family.


Amberth will take on projects of any size, from taking a compact kitchen and maximising the space available, to project-managing a full home renovation. Their design department and team of in-house fitters allow them to manage a project from the initial vision, right through to completion, creating a stress-free experience for is the heart of the home and Amberth put their heart and soul into designing classic and contemporary spaces that are both functional and beautiful. From custom-made cabinetry to feature walls, Amberth’s bespoke kitchen interior designs combine beautiful natural materials with functional appliances and handpicked worktops to create the perfect space.

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“Amberth have recently introduced an exciting element to this process, an interactive virtual designexperiencerealitytoenableclientstovisualize,andshopwithconfidence”

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Amberth have recently introduced an exciting element to this process, an interactive virtual reality experience to enable clients to visualize, design and shop with confidence, to style their dream space, and to ensure that both the designer and project manager execute their desired vision successfully.Withtheir dedicated design process and by using only the highest quality materials from around the world, Amberth is able to achieve extraordinary results with the space you have. If you are ever in their neighbourhood, why not stop by for a quick chat? There is always someone on hand to help.


Amberth are a reputable business which is family-run and so they pride themselves on building long lasting relationships with their clients.


mberth is a bespoke Interior Design Specialist based in Islington. With over 15 years of experience in designing and crafting unique Kitchens, Bathrooms and Fitted Interiors, their attention to detail allows them to create beautiful spaces, perfectly suited to their clients’ lifestyles.

The process begins with a free consultation at their Studio in Islington, where the experienced designers work with the client to establish what they want from their ideal kitchen.

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during a second consultation, and a quote is given. Once the client and the designer are happy that the design is perfect, a site survey is carried out to take photographs and measurements and a schedule of work is put together. This gives the designer and project manager a visual sense of the space they are working with.

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ounded over 10 years ago, West London Kitchens supply high quality German, Italian and traditional handmade English bespoke kitchens at family friendly prices. Real kitchens for real families. All their kitchens are designed bespoke for each client, offering great flexibility in style, finish and colour and delivered ready built which cuts down dramatically on the time and mess of installation.

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West London Kitchens have a studio showroom with easy local parking, where you can view all the door ranges together with worktop, splashback and lighting samples.

Need Bedroom furniture visit West London Bedrooms, for all your bedroom storage requirements. They provide sumptuous Italian bespoke furniture in a variety of different styles with all the space saving and easy access extras you might require.

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offices are still in high demand. A Crown Pavilions luxury garden room can be used for so much more than work though. “Garden bars, cinemas and gyms are three of our most popular projects. We’re also seeing more customers ask for multifunctional space”, adds Luke Dejahang. The use of traditional timber building methods sets Crown Pavilions apart. Their buildings are built on site with 6’x2’ and 4’x2’ timber studs, joists and structural steels where necessary. The company also holds a TRADA certification from the Timber Research and Development Association which means everything is compliant and correct – from the timber sizing, insulation and joist spacing through to ventilation, fixtures and fittings. The result is a residential grade living space on par with the rest of your home.


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A luxury wooden gazebo from Crown Pavilions creates a unique space in heart of your garden where you can entertain friends, cook, serve sumptuous suppers and party long into the night. Or, if you prefer the quieter life, a blissful space where you can relax over breakfast, laze away a summer’s afternoon or simply sit back and enjoy a goodTherebook.are 14 models to choose from, for gardens of every size and shape. They all come with dining and lounging furniture and luxurious soft furnishings as standard. The marine grade canvas side blinds offer protection and flexibility – they can be dropped down and zipped together during inclement weather and rolled them up in the sunshine. You can also customise your cushion and blind colours to taste, add heating and even upgrade with a wood-fired oven for larger models.



ince appearing on ITV’s Love Your Garden, the British public have sought out Crown Pavilions and their unique luxury gazebos and garden rooms. With a VIP list of discerning customers, including Lord Alan Sugar and Duncan Bannatyne, Crown Pavilions is often described by those in the know as the best in the business.


A Crown Pavilions insulated garden room, built to residential standards is for those seeking additional living space. However, unlike a bricks and mortar extension a garden room can be built in just a few short weeks and in many cases planning permission is not required.

So what makes a Crown Pavilions garden building so special? Crown Pavilion’s CEO Luke Dejahang attributes this to what is known within the company as the Crown Marque of Excellence. “We only use the finest sustainably sourced materials and craftsmen to create what we consider to be the World’s finest garden rooms. Underpinning everything is our meticulous attention to detail and five-star customer service.”

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