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Finding balance in difficult times and her hopes for a blockbuster with new series Belgravia

ON THE THRESHOLD Ensure your front door makes a fitting statement about your style credentials

SOFT SPOT Tactile textiles bring warmth to upholsterer Aiveen Daly’s home

LOCAL LOVE Hilltop hotspot Highgate offers views, village life and the very best property

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April 2020

The definitive guide to London living 40

Editor’s letter Liz Skone James I’m delighted to introduce cover star Alice Eve, who is here to brighten up the April issue with her gorgeous shoot and thoughtful interview. When we talked, she pointed out that “it’s not the easiest time in the world right now,” and we couldn’t agree more. While we can’t sort out all of life’s problems, we are here to take your mind off them for a short while at least, starting with said interview. We caught up to chat everything from acting to zeitgeist, but with a focus very much on her role in Julian Fellowes’ much anticipated new period drama, Belgravia, which looks set to provide the ultimate Sunday night escapism. Couple that with self-care ideas in our style pages and chocolatey treats in the food section and you’ve got yourself the perfect night in. Meanwhile, if you’re having to cancel travel plans right now, cheer yourself up with dreams of future adventures – we discover escapes at home and abroad designed to help you to restore and reset. Finally, it seems strangely fitting at a time when we’re all retreating to our homes, that our focus this month is on front doors; batten down the hatches and shut out the world in style.

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What to see and where to go this month in London

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57 Travel

Take a break from everyday life with our selection of restorative retreats

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Grab your pen and paper and make a list of all the lovely stationery you’d like to buy, inspired by our irresistible edit

40 Exclusive interview: Alice Eve

Belgravia, finding balance and bringing a touch of French glamour to her Holland Park home

47 Style&wellbeing

Melt away stress with an indulgent at-home skin ritual or a Zen new yoga offering

51 Food&drink

Easter treats abound, with seriously good hot cross buns, the best chocolate treats and a mouthwatering recipe

63 Interiors

It’s time to ditch dull doors: make sure your exterior is as stylish as your interior with a fabulous frontage

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Full of sumptuous textures, upholsterer Aiveen Daly’s house feels homely and warm

72 Local love

Georgian architecture abounds in Heath-side Highgate. We take a jaunt around the village

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KENWOOD | N6

FREEHOLD PRICE ON APPLICATION

Set behind a sweeping carriage driveway, an impressive detached house in one of London’s premier roads immediately opposite Kenwood House. The property provides family orientated accommodation of 5,390 sq ft/500 sq m set around a magnificent double height reception hall, and features mature gardens extending to 0.45 of an acre in a private gated close with 24 hour uniformed security. ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES Drawing Room, Dining Room, Elegant Panelled Study, Family Room, Custom Built Kitchen, Master Bedroom Suite with Dressing Room, Bathroom and Balcony, Five/Six Further Bedrooms, Three Further Bathrooms, Bedroom Seven/Playroom, Staff Kitchen, Potential Ensuite to Playroom, Double Garage, Secondary Staff Staircase, Double Height Entrance Hallway, Sweeping Carriage Driveway Providing Parking for Several Cars, 150' Landscaped Rear Garden. EPC Rating: E.

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MAIDA VALE | W9

A rare opportunity to purchase a stucco fronted period house in the heart of Maida Vale. This family home is presented in good decorative condition throughout and measures approximately 2,239 sq ft/ 208 sq m. This property also benefits from off-street parking, a 40ft rear garden with access to a double-length garage (accessed from Lanark Mews). Two additional single lock-up garages available by separate negotiation.

FREEHOLD ASKING PRICE: ÂŁ3,450,000

ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES Entrance Hall, Reception Room with High Ceiling Opening to Large Kitchen, Study, First Floor Drawing Room with Period Fireplace, Master Suite Comprising Bedroom, Ensuite Bathroom and Dressing Room, Two Further Bedrooms, Ensuite Shower Room, Separate Bathroom, Second Floor Roof Terrace, 40ft North-East Facing Rear Garden, Off-Street Parking for One Car and One Double Length Garage. EPC Rating: E.

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Guide Price ÂŁ4,499,000

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A stunning newly developed family house on Glenilla Road, Belsize Park, NW3. This family home has recently undergone a two-year refurbishment project whereby apart from the front facade, the house was totally remodelled. This home further benefits from having five bedrooms and five bathrooms as well as a lift servicing four floors. Glenilla Road is a wide residential street with an eclectic mix of homes, offering ample residents parking and conveniently located for the extensive amenities of Haverstock Hill, Belsize Village and Englands Lane. 3

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An exceptional detached contemporary home on Millfield Lane, Highgate, N6, situated in an enviable position opposite Highgate Ponds with views towards the Heath, occupying a well-established 0.32 acre corner plot with a driveway, set in walled and gated grounds. Having recently undergone a programme of significant renovation, this flexible home boasts accommodation of a truly superlative standard and is well located for the amenities of Highgate Village, Swains Lane and the Northern Line. 4

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Hampstead Sales 020 7435 4404 . Highgate Sales 020 8347 2600

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A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE ON BUYING, RENTING AND SELLING HOMES.

ELDON GROVE, NW3 5PT ÂŁ4,600,000 We are delighted to offer the opportunity to purchase this well-proportioned 3,632 sqft Edwardian house situated on this tree-lined road in Hampstead only 0.3 miles to the shops and amenities of the Village. The property at present is arranged predominately over four floors with the basement being used as an office which could easily be transformed into a self-contained apartment, subject to the necessary planning consents. In fact the house itself now works amazingly well as a family house although it does have scope for many different configurations. At present the property consists of six bedrooms (one is currently used as a study), a 32ft split level reception area dining room with double volume ceiling height, an eat in kitchen/ breakfast room, a conservatory which flows into the rear garden which is split into a large decked area and an astro turf play area. Freehold | Master Bedroom Suite with Walk In Wardrobe | Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom | Five Further Bedrooms | Family Bathroom | Double Reception Room |Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Conservatory | Office | Utility Room | Two Guest WCs | 34ft Rear Garden | Front Patio | EPC rating D

ST JOHN’S WOOD | 020 7586 7001

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RANDOLPH AVENUE, W9 1DJ £2,499,950 A newly refurbished stunning three double bedroom garden apartment with its own private entrance located in this handsome double fronted period building. The property has a rarely found 79ft private garden, and has been extended to provide a seamless flow from inside to outside. The use of skylights and bi fold doors give a light and spacious feel. There are fitted wardrobes in all three rooms and two stunning en suites and a shower room with Grohe fittings; and separate utility room. There is partial underfloor heating, Seimatic kitchen with Miele PureLine appliances. The property is located 0.1 miles to Maida Vale station (Bakerloo Line).

Own Private Entrance | Open Plan Reception Room/Kitchen | Master Bedroom With En Suite Bathroom | Second Bedroom With En Suite Bathroom | Third Bedroom |Separate Shower Room | Separate Utility Room | Double Fronted Period Building | 79 Ft Private Garden | Leasehold | EPC rating C

ST JOHN’S WOOD | 020 7586 7001

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CUMBERLAND TERRACE REGENT’S PARK NW1 AN ELEGANT DUAL ASPECT APARTMENT OVERLOOKING REGENT’S PARK This bright three-bedroom apartment is located on the second floor of an exclusive terrace steeped in history. The apartment benefits from a double reception room and a separate dining room, ideal for entertaining, and superb views across the communal gardens and towards Regent’s Park. Cumberland Terrace is located on the Eastern side of the outer circle in Regent’s Park and is ideally positioned within walking distance of Marylebone High Street and Primrose Hill. Accommodation: Entrance hall, reception room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, two further bedrooms, shower room, guest cloakroom. Amenities: Access to residents only communal gardens, 24-hour porter, garage.

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ST JAMES’S CLOSE ST JOHN’S WOOD NW8 A SPACIOUS APARTMENT MOMENTS FROM REGENT’S PARK This bright ground floor apartment is ideally located within a highly regarded portered block on prince albert road. Offering 1,556 sq ft of well-arranged accommodation, the apartment boasts a double reception room and dining room, a kitchen/ breakfast room and three large bedrooms. St James’s close is positioned directly opposite Regent’s Park and close to the many local amenities of charming Primrose Hill. Accommodation: Entrance hall, double reception/dining room, kitchen, master bedroom with ensuite dressing room and bathroom, 2 further bedrooms, guest shower room, guest cloakroom. Amenities: Day porter, off street parking.

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WADHAM GARDENS PRIMROSE HILL NW3 FREEHOLD ASKING PRICE £15,950,000 SOLE AGENT

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A SUBSTANTIAL, METICULOUSLY REFURBISHED LOW-BUILT DETACHED RESIDENCE (559 SQ M/6,018 SQ FT) ARRANGED OVER THREE FLOORS FEATURING A LANDSCAPED REAR GARDEN, DEEP CARRIAGE DRIVE WITH ELECTRIC GATES AND OFF-STREET PARKING FOR FOUR/FIVE CARS. Wadham Gardens is a quiet road just a short walk from the green open spaces of Primrose Hill and within close proximity to Swiss Cottage and St John’s Wood Underground Stations (Jubilee Line).

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Principal Bedroom Suite Comprising ‘His’ & ‘Hers’ Dressing Rooms, Bathroom/Shower Rooms and Balcony, Five/Six Further Bedrooms (Three En-Suite Bathrooms & Two En-Suite Shower Rooms, Large Reception Hall, Reception Room, Dining Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Media Room, Family Room/Conservatory, Staff Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room, Guest Cloakroom, Boot Room, Utility Room, Balcony. EPC=E.

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020 7402 9494 16 Park Road, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4SH Facsimile: 020 7724 7055 Email: enquiries@bargets.co.uk

Semi-detached period family home St John’s Wood, NW8 A fabulous semi-detached period freehold family home in this sought after location with a 70 ft south facing garden. There is potential to extend the house, subject to the necessary planning consents. Double Reception Room • 2 Guest Cloakrooms • Kitchen/Family Room • 4 Double Bedrooms • 2 Bathrooms • Rear Garden.

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Substantial and handsome detached family residence Hampstead, NW3 A substantial and handsome 6-8 double bedroom detached family residence of 6,016 sqft (558.9 sqm), built circa 1909 and located on this sought-after tree lined road of Hampstead. This desirable property has been well maintained and retains numerous period features, with the well-proportioned accommodation offering the flexibility of a self-contained two-bedroom garden level apartment which can also be accessed via the main house. The house also benefits from a landscaped 87' south facing garden and an integral garage accessed via electric gates with parking to the front for an additional vehicle. The extensive facilities of Finchley Road (Jubilee & Metropolitan Lines) are within minutes walking distance and Hampstead Village (Northern Line) is within approximately half a mile. Entrance Hall • Drawing Room • Sitting Room • Dining Room • Kitchen/Breakfast Room • 3 Further Reception Rooms • Guest W/C • Plant Room • Kitchenette • 7 Bedrooms • 7 Bathrooms • Garage • Off Street Parking • Rear Garden

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An exceptional six-bedroom semi-detached family residence, offering 5,669 sq ft (527 sq m) within this attractive Victorian property. This desirable home offers a wealth of period features to include high ceilings, cornicing and fireplaces. The well-balanced accommodation is arranged over four floors with emphasis on natural light and well-proportioned rooms which comprise a 38' kitchen/breakfast/family room, an elegant 24'5 formal reception room, 21' dining room, plus a 44' media/family room and 25' playroom. The house has six bedroom suites each with en suite shower/bathrooms. The master bedroom extends to approximately 800 sq ft and has a well-appointed dressing room and comfortable en suite bathroom. Additional benefits include an integral garage, driveway for two further cars and a delightful 95' south-east facing rear garden. The extensive facilities of both Hampstead Village (Northern Line) and Finchley Road (Jubilee & Metropolitan Lines) are within close proximity.

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An impressive, double fronted, six-bedroom house providing approximately 5,752 sq ft (534 sq m) and set back from the road. The well-planned accommodation offers great entertaining space by way of five reception rooms and features include a striking bespoke Imperial staircase, Italian Arclinea kitchen as well as a dumb waiter and laundry chute that services the principal floors. In addition, there are landscaped front and rear gardens, off-street parking and an integral garage. This wonderful family home is situated in the ever popular area of Hampstead known as ‘The Crofts’ and is within close proximity to the Heath, Hampstead Village (Northern Line) and the wide range of shops, cafés and restaurants.

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An attractive three bedroom apartment (1118sqft/103.9sqm) with balcony situated on the 3rd floor of this contemporary block with passenger lifts forming part of the highly sought after and exclusive Queensmead Estate. Located off St Johns Wood Park this landmark purpose built development is set around landscaped communal gardens with off street residents parking and 24hr porterage. SOLE AGENT

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Chancellors have generated over 50 viewings and secured multiple offers over the asking price, successfully agreeing a sale in 7 days. We have many prospective purchasers that were not successful in securing this property, if you are thinking of selling your home, please contact our Head of Sales Oliver Lewis on 0203 982 2701.

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LOCAL EXPERTISE, INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION Email: sales@glentree.com

020 8458 7311

WINNINGTON ROAD, N2 PRICE ON APPLICATION

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One of the finest houses to come onto the market. Approached by a magnificent carriage driveway is this ambassadorial detached residence built ten years ago, standing in its own grounds. The house features a grand central staircase in beautiful white marble with ornate balustrades. The accommodation is approximately 15,737 sq.ft/ 1,462 sm, on just over half an acre. The house benefits from an internal lift that goes to all floors, cinema, exceptional leisure facilities, including swimming pool and full sized gym and a fully integral underground car park for 10 cars.

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RECEPTION HALL; STUDY; DINING ROOM; KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM; CONSERVATORY; MASTER BEDROOM SUITE WITH DRESSING ROOM AND BATHROOM; 7 FURTHER BEDROOMS ALL EN-SUITE; SWIMMING POOL; GAMES ROOM, GYM; GARAGE FOR 10 CARS, CARRIAGE DRIVEWAY WITH OFF STREET PARKING FOR SEVERAL CARS.


WINNINGTON ROAD LONDON N2 An opportunity to acquire a cleared freehold site of approximately 0.38 acre sold with the benefit of a fully consented planning permission for a magnificent 15,800 sq ft (1,470 sq m) mansion, including a spa & swimming pool, on one of Kenwood’s most sought after turnings. The proposed property will be arranged over 4 floors to provide: Spectacular Master Suite comprising Separate ‘His’ and ‘Hers’ dressing rooms, Bathrooms and Private Terrace, Six Further Bedroom Suites with Dressing Rooms and Bathrooms, Kitchen with Family Dining Room, Formal Dining Room, Formal Sitting Room, Family Sitting Room, Study, Large Wine/Bar Area Cinema and Storage. Leisure Facilities include Both Indoor and Outdoor Pools, Gymnasium with Changing Area and Shower Room, Beauty Salon and Treatment Room. Staff Accommodation Includes Bedroom, Bathroom and Kitchen/Sitting Area, Laundry Room. Passenger Lift Serving All Four Floors. The Landscaped Gardens Include Tennis Court and External Kitchen. Parking is provided on Front Driveway with Concealed Car Lift to Underground Garage. The open spaces of Kenwood are within 0.2 miles (about 5 minutes walk),

Please note the above is a CGI of the proposed new residence £5,995,000 • Freehold • Joint Selling Agent

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Mayfair Showroom 66 Grosvenor Street, London, W1K 3JL 35 offices in central London and over 70 across the capital

Sarre Road, NW2 ÂŁ2,300,000

Located close to the West Hampstead border, this stunning house has all the ingredients to make a fantastic home including five bedrooms, a TV/media room and two bathrooms. The large open plan kitchen/dining room is the heart of this property and leads on to a pretty rear garden, perfect for enjoying those summer months, energy rating d. Dexters West Hampstead. 349 West End Lane, London, NW6 1LT T: 020 7644 9300 E: westhampsteadsales@dexters.co.uk

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Grange Road, N6 ÂŁ7,000,000

Close to Highgate Village, an attractive house which has been tastefully refurbished by the current owners to create a wonderful family home for years to come. There is the added luxury of a gym and a temperature controlled wine store. With six bedrooms, three reception rooms and a large rear garden, this property has ample space for all, energy rating d. Dexters Highgate. 35 Highgate High Street, London, N6 5JT T: 020 8545 8584 E: highgatesales@dexters.co.uk

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BLOMFIELD ROAD, W9 36 1984 - 2020

020 7722 7222 105 St John’s Wood Terrace, NW8 6PL email:

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A modern 4 Bedroom town house comprising 2082 sq ft/193 sq m situated directly opposite the Regents Canal in the heart of Little Venice. The property has been well maintained throughout and offers bright and spacious accommodation including 2 Reception rooms and a 17’ Kitchen/ Breakfast room. Further benefits include off-street parking for 2 cars, an integral garage, a 62ft landscaped rear garden and a top floor terrace with views over the canal. ENTRANCE HALL • GUEST CLOAKROOM • RECEPTION ROOM • FAMILY ROOM • KITCHEN/ BREAKFAST ROOM • MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM • 3 FURTHER BEDROOMS • SHOWER ROOM (EN-SUITE) • FAMILY BATHROOM • CENTRAL HEATING • ENTRY PHONE • 62FT REAR GARDEN • ROOF TERRACE • INTEGRAL GARAGE • OFF STREET PARKING FOR 2 CARS • RESIDENTS PARKING • EPC=D. FREEHOLD

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ST JOHN’S WOOD NW8 An extremely rarely available, beautifully presented and immaculately maintained 2 double bedroom apartment, situated within this attractive Grade 2 Listed period house. The flat has been recently modernised to a meticulous standard and benefits from a 17’ reception room with vaulted ceiling, a 15’ Master bedroom and a luxurious Neil Lerner kitchen. Hill Road is a highly sought after thoroughfare located within a short walk of the excellent shopping and transport facilities, eateries and cafes of St John’s Wood High Street. 17’ RECEPTION ROOM • FITTED KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM • 2 DOUBLE BEDROOMS BATHROOM ***WE MUST ADVISE THAT THIS PROPERTY IS OWNED BY ONE OF OUR MEMBERS OF STAFF.*** SHARE OF FREEHOLD

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Mark Nash Associate Director mark.nash@sandfords.com

213-215 Gloucester Place Regent’s Park, NW1 6BU T: 020 7723 9988 E: sales@sandfords.com

PARK VILLAGE EAST REGENT’S PARK, NW1

£3,650,000 LEASEHOLD

A beautifully presented and recently refurbished stucco residence set within the much sought after Crown Estate within easy reach of numerous local amenities and the open spaces of Regent’s Park. The property boasts charm, character and attention to detail comprising three/four bedrooms, three bathrooms, three reception rooms, an eat-in kitchen, a utility room, a stunning rear garden and off street parking for two cars. Park Village East is located on the eastern edge of Regent’s Park and to the south of Camden. EPC Rating E.

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CUMBERLAND TERRACE REGENT’S PARK, NW1

£3,750,000 LEASEHOLD

We are delighted to offer for sale a stunning three bedroom apartment situated in one of the Crown Estate’s most picturesque and sought after white, stucco, terraces designed by John Nash and completed in 1826. This elegant apartment comprises an entrance hall, a spectacular dual aspect reception room with breathtaking views across the communal gardens and over Regent’s Park, a separate dining room, a master bedroom with an en suite bathroom, two further bedrooms (one of which is used as a study), a family bathroom and a kitchen. The property benefits from a separate lock-up garage, off-street parking, a 24-hour porter and a storeroom. Cumberland Terrace is located on the eastern side of Regent’s Park’s outer circle, between St. Katharine’s Precinct and Chester Terrace and is within walking distance of Marylebone High Street and Primrose Hill. There are excellent transport facilities with both Great Portland Street and Regent’s Park underground stations close by and, by car, easy access to the A40M.

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Guide price ÂŁ7,950,000 Knight Frank St. John's Wood knightfrank.co.uk

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Guide price ÂŁ3,950,000 Freehold Knight Frank Hampstead knightfrank.co.uk

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Charming low built Nash house Gloucester Gate, Regent's Park, NW1 Mornington Crescent Underground Station: 1.0 miles 2 reception rooms, kitchen, dining room, master bedroom suite with dressing room, 3 further bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, shower room, guest cloakroom, study, utility room, 3 storage rooms, garage, EPC = E

Leasehold, approximately 50 years remaining | 3,467 sq ft | Guide ÂŁ4.9 million

Zach Madison Savills St John's Wood & Regent's Park Residential Sales 020 3043 3609 zmadison@savills.com

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Bright detached family home Dartmouth Park Road, Dartmouth Park, NW5 Gospel Oak Overground Station: 0.4 miles 3 reception rooms, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, front garden with driveway, rear garden, attic, EPC = E

Freehold | 1,623 sq ft | Guide ÂŁ2 million

James Diaper Savills Hampstead Residential Sales 020 7472 5000 jdiaper@savills.com

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Ntozakhe II, Parktown 2016

EXHIBITION

Zanele Muholi

29 April-18 October, Tate Modern Muholi, described as a visual activist, is one of the most revered photographers working today. In their first major UK exhibition, the artist presents a career-spanning 260 images, many of which celebrate the lives of South Africa’s black lesbian, gay, trans, queer and intersex communities. Beautiful and fearless in equal measure. Don’t miss the accompanying Artist Talk event on 29 April. Bankside, SE1 (020 7887 8888; tate.org.uk)

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Affordable Art Fair

30 April-3 May, Hampstead Whether you’re a confident collector or a first-timer tentatively dipping your toes into the art world, this promises something to suit every taste, space and budget. The art fair hosts a wealth of curated contemporary works, with thousands of pieces by emerging and established artists alike, and it represents an exciting mix of international galleries including London’s finest. As its name suggests, some purse-friendly pieces are priced from as little as £100, so there’s really no excuse not to fill your abode with at least one authentic original. Lower Fairground Site, East Heath Road, NW3 (020 8246 4848; affordableartfair. com/fairs/london-hampstead)

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Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers 1 April-26 July, The Design Museum

This April sees the opening of The Design Museum’s first ever musicthemed exhibition and it promises to be one heck of a spectacle – with a hypnotic soundtrack to match. Visitors can expect a deep dive into the world of electronic music with a series of live AV experiences and multi-sensory installations. From the multifaceted soundscapes of artists such as Jean-Michel Jarre and Aphex Twin, through rave culture and electronica, via a fascinating insight into the technology behind the music, this is a must-see for the Captial’s music lovers.

FESTIVAL

London Craft Week 27 April-3 May, various venues

Bringing the worlds of art, craft, design and fashion together, this Londonwide fair returns for its sixth edition. Expect a curated programme of over 250 events across the Capital, showcasing the very best in craftsmanship from emerging and celebrated makers. St. John’s Wood based Cameron Design House is just one exhibitor to invite us into the studio for a behind-the-scenes peek at some exceptional handiwork. The brand, who offer awe-inspiring, design-led contemporary lighting, will open its workshop to the public for the very first time. Make sure you’re first in the queue.

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1. Gmebaphone 2 Christian Clozier, France, 1975 2. In Search of Daphne, The Oramics Machine Revisited, A Work in Continual Progress 2015-2018

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Marylebone Food Festival 21-26 April, various venues

London foodies can get their fill at this celebratory week of culinary delights, which launches with The Marylebone Menu, an exclusive dinner hosted by Jay Rayner at St Mary’s Church, Wyndham Place. The event features a host of top local eateries including Michelin-starred restaurant Roganic, with proceeds going to London charity The Food Chain. Elsewhere, the festival includes special suppers, wine tasting evenings, live music and masterclasses – a veritable feast, no less. Various venues (marylebonefoodfestival.com)

Catch Ana Tijoux at Camden’s Jazz Café on Thursday 30 April

FESTIVAL

La Linea

15 April-4 May, various venues

BALLET

Geisha

21-25 April, Sadler’s Wells This month, Northern Ballet are heading south as part of their 50th anniversary season. Inspired by true events, Geisha tells the story of Okichi, an experienced geisha, and Aiko, an apprentice, two young women bound together by a powerful friendship. The ballet, which promises to be a rich visual treat, explores the geisha’s public persona of custom and performance, brought to life by her colourful kimono and vibrant makeup. Choreographer Kenneth Tindall says “The mysterious and intriguing world of the geisha is the perfect palette with which to paint this story.” Not to be missed. Rosebery Avenue, EC1R (020 7863 8000; sadlerswells.com)

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The sunshine can be a contrary thing in April, but nevertheless, it’s time to sizzle. Taking place across concert halls, clubs and the Capital’s bestloved art hubs, the irresistible Latin music festival returns with an array of exclusive concerts and curated shows in this, its 20th anniversary edition. And you can expect an eclectic line-up: Grammy-award winning pianist Fernando Otero will present his sparkling compositions; London-based Colombian artist Dorance Lorza will show us how it’s done on the salsa front; while revered French-Chilean artist Ana Tijoux will take to the stage with her unique protest hip-hop. Various London venues (comono.co.uk/ la-linea)


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THE WRITE STUFF

It’s National Stationery Week from 20-26 April, though we need no excuse to stock up on beautiful office accessories

Two Tone Teal and Pink A5 notebook, £5.50 (thedesignpalette.co.uk)

Note and Shine Vital This Week Planner, £17.40 (wearthlondon.com)

Tool the Bookworm Quill bookmark, £15 (tomdixon.net)

Brass Fountain Pen, £20 (shop.roh.org.uk)

Hummingbird vegan leather pencil case, £14 (fenellasmith.com)

Umbra Trigg Desk Vessel, set of two, £35 (redcandy.co.uk)

Letter rack, blue, £12 (blockdesign.co.uk)

Ted Baker Baker’s Dozen colouring pencils, £14.95 (annabeljames.co.uk)

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With a stellar cast, fabulous costumes and suspense-filled storylines, there are high hopes for Belgravia, Julian Fellowes’ newest period drama. Not least from Alice Eve, who has been cast in the role of Susan Trenchard

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ou can never predict success,” Alice Eve tells me when we sit down to chat about her latest role. “It is zeitgeist, isn’t it? I certainly hope we entertain, because I believe that my role as an actor is to entertain. I hope we give an escape, because it is not the easiest time in the world…” Belgravia is no Downton Abbey, though. “I think it inhabits a slightly darker universe. There is definitely more scandal,” Alice explains. Set in the upper echelons of 19th century London, it weaves a tale of secrets, focusing on the Trenchards – a family who have worked their way into aristocratic circles – and a scandal they’re keeping secret. Alice plays a Trenchard. “Susan is the daughter of a wealthy merchant who marries into the family,” she tells me. “She is faced with navigating quite a difficult group of characters and ends up making some quite out there decisions in order to keep her marriage going and to navigate the problems she faces. I think she is quite divisive as a character, which I liked.” It was, says Alice, an interesting proposition. “I feel like she’s a modern woman in a Victorian drama, she sort of has the balls of a modern woman, and makes the choices that we are all encouraging each other to make at the moment – bold choices,” she affirms. “Julian Fellowes is one of the greatest TV writers of our time, if not in Britain the greatest one. I think being able to play one of his characters, certainly one of his women, was a real honour. He writes so well for women, and that was really appealing,” she explains. I wonder whether, as the child of acting stalwarts Trevor Eve and Sharon Maughan, it was inevitable that she would end up acting. “No,” she’s quick to respond. “But I think that it is an advantage for the child of any professional to go into that profession, because the chat around that job is in the house and in their DNA,” she adds. “I tried to do other things, but really, you go where you are wanted in life. I was welcomed at the start of my career into acting, and I was grateful for the reception and I was grateful to be given a job. I could’ve tried to pursue other things; I went to university thinking I would, but in the end I went where I was wanted.” Though Alice may have felt welcomed at the start of her career, her very first steps into the world of acting were not trouble free. She recalls the horror of her first ever audition.

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“I think I peed my pants,” she laughs. “I decided at 12 that I wanted to act, and I think I did an audition for The Secret Garden, and I literally peed my pants before I went into the audition. I still went in. It was my first feeling of, I don’t know, almost a separation between the body and the mind. I was like, oh that must mean I’m scared, but I won’t be registering that until later…” she admits. Things have got a little easier since then, but there will, she says, always be a sense of apprehension around an audition. “They can be crushing,” she explains. “As we all know, being tested is hard…” Though her earliest roles were on the stage, Alice has been doing much more screen work in recent years. “It’s funny; my relationship with theatre has changed since I started,” she tells me. “Back then, I loved it. And I’m not sure I love it now. I suspect that I will love it again in my future, but it is certainly not for me right now. I know that when I was at school, I did Antony and Cleopatra, and I vowed at 17 that I would play her, so I think when I’ve got the right outlook, and I am in the right place mentally, I think I would like to play Cleopatra. But it would take a large chunk out of my life, so I had better be ready for it,” she laughs. What about on screen? Any dream roles? “Any role that suits the current stage of my life,” she ponders. “There’s a kind of weird synchronicity with acting, in that you live through some kind of pain, and then somebody brings along a story that kind of mirrors it in some way. Or echoes it. Or you’re doing a role and you think, oh my God, this is happening to me in real life! So as long as art and life kind of match in some way, you can bring truth to it, and you understand it. Then there is almost a sense of release, a catharsis, like a therapy to the job.” That’s professionally, but how does she find release outside of work? She has, she tells me, enrolled with the Samaritans. “That does sort of feel like a joke thing to say, but as we move out of our welfare state, or out of our completely secure welfare state, I do feel that philanthropy is going to become increasingly more important in our country,” she explains. “I think that if everybody takes on a bit of a philanthropic role, whether that be buying a cup of tea for a homeless person, or volunteering, or donating money, or whatever they can do, I think that is really important, because the world is changing so fast, and we have to change with it.”

Aside from the voluntary work, release comes, she believes, from being able to wind down successfully. “I am a great fan of the confluence of all of the schools that we have access to, whether that be Buddhism or meditation or acupuncture. Any of the doctrines that history has taught us; I engage in all and anything that is kind and gentle to the body and the soul. I am quite open to things like that,” she tells me. Which is not to say that she is entirely Zen 100 per cent of the time – she admits to being susceptible to the usual distractions. “The screen versus the book is a relationship I am struggling with at the moment,” she nods. “I will watch the bloody Instagram scroll for an hour and I could’ve read a whole book in that time. You really have to instil discipline in yourself.” Something that does help to instil discipline is her dog. “He helps me to relax,” she reveals. “He is here with me now, farting away. He’s called Buddy. I love to walk him; we have got great parks – Holland and Hyde. And he likes the coffee shop where they give him biscuits. I miss him when I’m away for work. It’s difficult…” He is not the only thing she misses about London when she’s not here. “I miss the people,” she declares, “because people in England, and London especially are so diverse and so aware and so open, I find. And so informed that it can be a very stimulating place to live. There is always something to do here. I just finished the latest issue of the New Statesman, which told me to go and see the Steve McQueen at the Tate Modern and the Tom Stoppard play, Leopoldstadt, and I am going to do both of those. Mostly I like to just find myself in somewhere like the Serpentine Gallery. And I guess I like the river, I like tracking the river, walking it.” Having spent quite a few years in America she is now very happy to be back in London. “I am renovating a house at the moment, in Holland Park,” she reveals, excitedly. “I am looking forward to moving back into that. We are hoping that it will be done by mid June. It is going to be very French, very rich, sumptuous fabrics and colours. It should be cosy.” Is she constantly on Instagram looking for ideas, I wonder. “No, I am so terrible at it,” she laughs, “that’s why I need help! So that I don’t need to look at ideas; and it would just be another excuse to look at the screen!” Belgravia is now showing on Sunday evenings on ITV

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STYLE&WELLBEING

Style& wellbeing Look good, feel better

FASHION

Ready to wear WELLBEING

Friends and former fashion buyers, Rosie Poole and Canan Hesselballe, have launched Rowley Hesselballe, an exciting new online label, just in time for wedding season. Traditionally, buying bridal wear involves multiple in-store fitting appointments, along with long wait-times, Rosie says: “We set out to create a stress-free shopping experience for women looking for beautiful and affordable pieces without the current 4-8 week wait-time.” Bringing modern and affordable luxury bridal, bridesmaid and evening wear designs online, the site offers next day delivery across the UK. Designed by Charis Charalambous – who honed her skills working with Mary Katrantzou and Erdem – with real women in mind, the collection features drapes and soft pleating in silks, lace, crepes and chiffon. The perfectly cut dresses and jumpsuits have been created to be easily altered and come in a palette of bridal white, red, navy, emerald and nude.

Wax lyrical With stress levels at an all-time high, we’re all about the self-care Sundays: the perfect way to wind down at the end of a busy weekend and prepare for the week ahead. A newly discovered ritual is Skin Alchemists’ gorgeous Midnight’s Serenade Intensive Skin Treatment. Simply light the candle and allow the wax to melt for 10 to 15 minutes while the relaxing scent of jasmine, rose de mai and sweet orange calms your mind. After blowing the candle out, leave to cool for a couple of moments before tipping the melted wax into your palm and using the therapeutic oils to treat yourself to a thorough hand and foot massage. Intensively moisturising and deeply relaxing, it’s the ultimate treat, and particularly therapeutic for those poor souls (or should that be soles?) in the depths of marathon training.

Prices start from £249 (rowleyhesselballe.com)

FITNESS

And breathe...

Yin yoga is slow-paced, with asanas held for up to five minutes, providing an opportunity to fully stretch the body

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Whether you’re training for the marathon this month or just hitting the gym hard, we’ve found just the antidote to high impact training. Yin Yoga, Core Collective’s slowmoving new class encourages participants to hold deep stretches for up to five minutes, releasing tension throughout the body and helping to increase flexibility. In Taoist tradition, the theory goes that our bodies are made up of yang and yin tissues. Yang muscles are strengthened through repetitive movement that creates heat, whereas static holds enable us

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to access yin tissue – fascia and connective tissue. We need the combination of yang and yin to keep the joints healthy. A 55-minute class will help to melt away stresses and leave you standing tall and feeling deliciously refreshed. It’s being offered on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons at the St. John’s Wood studio and we can’t get enough of it. From £25 for a single class. 51 St. John’s High Street, NW8 (020 7036 9889; core-collective.co.uk)

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The BYONIK treatment repairs skin at a cellular level and helps to lock in hydration

ON TRIAL

BYONIK I’ve tried many an unusual treatment in the line of work, but a laser facial that’s triggered by my heartbeat is a new one. It’s been developed in conjunction with NASA scientists and is being offered at the ultra-slick Cosmesurge clinic on Harley Street, though, so I’m reassured that it’s not just a gimmick. BYONIK is laser technology that is used with hyaluronic acid

wavelengths with the heartbeat – this is significant because skin cells have been shown to be more receptive to the osmosis process just before the heart beats. The pulse-triggered technology means that the cells are able to much more effectively absorb the hyaluronic acid and antioxidants used during the treatment. Don’t be put off by all the tech talk though, this might be science, but it feels more spa-like. The pulse oximeter finger probe is attached and I’m settled onto a comfortable bed and wrapped up in a blanket. My face is thoroughly cleansed to remove all traces of dirt and oils, and a very mild peel is applied. Next up, the laser. Hyaluronic acid is massaged into my skin and the probes are passed over my face. It is warming and thoroughly relaxing. I don’t want the treatment to end, but all too soon it does. I’m desperate to see the results, which are as impressive as I’d been promised: my skin is plumper and my complexion clearer. I look fresh faced and healthy. LSJ

gels to stimulate cell metabolism and improve cellular function – effectively reversing the signs of ageing at a cellular level. Each treatment is personalised to the individual’s skin goals – whether that be reversing sun damage, hydrating dry skin, improving the appearance of fine lines or minimising the appearance of scarring. And all of this with no downtime. My therapist explains that as every body is unique, each cell differs in its absorption capacity and behaviour. This new technology synchronises dual laser

Treatment times are 45-60 minutes depending on skin type. Cosmesurge, 51 Harley Street, W1G (020 7436 1300; cosmesurge.co.uk; byonik.net/en)

JEWELLERY

Garden of delights

As spring continues to blossom, our sartorial choices are increasingly inspired by all things botanical. It seems we’re not the only ones: London jeweller Annoushka, whose eponymous brand celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, has just launched her Garden Party collection. Taking its cue from the shapes of trees in her garden, it melds the surreal magic of Alice in Wonderland with the graphic lines of ’70s jewellery. “My garden is a mix of oversized topiary, unexpected stonework, concealed paths and hedges,” she says, “our very own wonderland and a place I love to hold parties. I wanted to make a collection that reflects the surreal shapes and shadows cast by the graphic topiary and the joy of the garden in summer.” Bold geometric pieces that move fluidly; real statement jewellery. Prices from £2,500, available in store and online (annoushka.com)

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Food &drink

Feast your eyes on this month’s finest Gizzi’s menu mingles experimental ingredients with nostalgic dishes

plays it safe with a refreshing Breton Fizz of rhubarb puree and Pet Nat. Early signs are promising. Our waitress, clad in Gizzi’s own leopard print designed trousers for trendy kitchenwear brand PolkaPants, leads us to our table and gives us a quick introduction to the menu, which encompasses French, American and English cuisine, giving experimental twists to nostalgic dishes. Starters are quick to appear, hand-dived scallops for me, seared and served in the shell, swimming in a sea of garlicky butter. They are delicious but I can’t help coveting the steak tartare my husband has chosen. Served with beef dripping, atop a brioche spread with Marmite and finished off with a miso-soy cured egg yolk it is triumphantly rich and moreish. My roast chicken main is crispy skinned and moist, served with crunchy shoestring fries and lashings of bread sauce. The ultimate comfort food done extremely well. As is the case with the gloriously garlicky Toulouse sausage and Puy lentils. Both plates are licked clean. We share the lemon meringue pie for dessert, a favourite from childhood, this has been given the Gizzi treatment: tart with a sherbet kick, it rounds the meal off in the perfect playful fashion. LSJ

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Nitery With her trademark beehive hairstyle, winged eyeliner and penchant for animal print, celebrity chef and food writer Gizzi Erskine is a big character, and that exuberance is very much evident in the décor of her new restaurant pop up at St Martins Lane London. The dark blue walls are lined with eclectic artwork curated especially for the space by Cob Gallery artists, including original pieces by Noel Fielding, David Remfry and Paige Perkins. Dramatic moon-shaped lamps hang from the ceiling and the furniture is boldly mismatched.

We’re told that Gizzi’s concept channels Parisian ‘niteries’ – hedonistic, bohemian clubs that were frequented by creative types in the early 20th century, so it feels fitting that we visit on a Friday evening when Soho types are letting their hair down for the weekend. The music is pumping and the atmosphere is buzzing, so we decide to stop at the bar for pre-dinner cocktails before heading to the table. I opt for the Afterlight, a dangeroussounding-but-divine concoction of gin and absinthe with cucumber, apple juice, gomme syrup, lemon and egg whites, while my partner

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Take 5: Easter treats

Rococo Superior Salted Caramel Seagull Egg Crate, £9.95

PLAYin CHOC ToyChoc Box, Dinosaurs, £2.95

Chocolate asparagus, The Chocolate Libertine, £19.99

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Pierre Marcolini Extraordinary Rabbit (78cm tall), £1,000 (eu.marcolini.com)

Joe & Seph’s Chocolate Popcorn Mini Eggs, £3.50 (joeandsephs.co.uk)

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FOOD&DRINK RECIPE

Mich Turner’s Chocolate Marbled Easter Eggs

MAKES 2 EGGS

Celebrity baker and founder of the Little Venice Cake Company, Mich Turner has just released her new book and we think it’s more than a little bit special. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced baker, Everyday Bakes to Showstopper Cakes (£20, White Lion Publishing) brings together a collection of 80 recipes that will transform your creations from simple to showstopper. Here, Mich shares a favourite Easter recipe from the book: “There is nothing more charming and thoughtful than taking the time to make homemade Easter eggs. It’s a tradition I introduced with my boys who each made one for the other, loading them with their favourite sweet treats. This ‘Rocky Road’ version is stuffed with marshmallows, honeycomb and chocolate covered mini eggs. Now, where is that Easter Bunny?”

METHOD To make the Easter egg Start by brushing 2 large plastic Easter egg moulds (165 x 110mm/6½ x 4¼ inch) with a little sunflower oil and place them in the refrigerator to chill. Place the butter, syrup and chocolate in a large saucepan and melt together gently over a medium–low heat. Leave to cool. Measure the remaining dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Pour over the melted chocolate liquid (reserving 3–4 tablespoons) and stir until fully coated. Fill a piping bag with the melted white chocolate and swizzle over the base and sides of the mould. Return to the refrigerator until the chocolate has set. Brush the moulds with a little of the reserved melted chocolate syrup. Spoon the chocolate biscuit mixture into each egg until packed full but not overloaded. Spoon the remaining chocolate liquid over the back of the eggs to help level and fill any spaces. Cover and wrap each egg mould with cling film pressing down flat. Refrigerate until firm – this can take 2 hours, but they can be kept in the fridge until required for up to 14 days.

INGREDIENTS Sunflower oil, for brushing | 275g (10oz) unsalted butter | 150g (5oz) golden syrup | 225g (8oz) dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids) | 130g (4¼oz) Maltesers | 100g (3½oz) mini chocolate eggs | 40g (1½oz) mini marshmallows | 100g (3½oz) broken Rich Tea biscuits | 100g (3½oz) broken digestive biscuits | 25g (1oz) melted white chocolate

To finish Simply remove the egg from the refrigerator and allow to stand at room temperature for 5 minutes. Remove the cling film and carefully but firmly press the mould to release the suction and the egg will easily drop out. Best served chilled.

EASTER

Bun-derful stuff

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It wouldn’t be Easter without a GAIL’s hot cross bun – having put in the man hours sampling the Capital’s offerings we can confirm these sweet and spicy treats to be the best. The classic bun is made fresh throughout the day at all of GAIL’s locations. Packed with currants, sultanas and cranberries, each bun is glazed with spiced syrup to give them a delicious, sticky top. Slathered in butter or toasted straight-up, they’re guaranteed to brighten even the greyest of days (of which we seem

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to be having far too many). And the humble bun just got even better: this year sees GAIL’s 2020 Waste Not campaign launching the Bacon Hot Cross Bun, made using yesterday’s leftover hot cross buns filled with maple glazed bacon. They won’t be around for long, so grab yours while you can… Discover the full Easter collection in any of GAIL’s locations, or order online (gailsbread.co.uk)


FABRIC PROMOTION

A taste of France Côte’s elegant Parisian-inspired brasseries are the perfect spot for relaxed all-day dining. With locations in Highgate, Hampstead, Marylebone and a brand new restaurant opening in St. John’s Wood at the end of April, you won’t have far to go

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tart the day with Côte’s breakfast menu which, alongside the usual favourites, includes French specialities such as savoury crêpes, croque monsieur and the satisfying French breakfast with scrambled eggs, boudin noir, French streaky bacon, mushrooms and toasted brioche. The hot breakfasts can be enjoyed as part of the ‘formule’, which, for £10.95 includes a fresh orange or cloudy apple juice, and your choice of hot drink. The à la carte menu is full of classically French dishes such as rustic French onion soup, steak frites and traditional beef bourguignon. Côte also has a range of set menus which offer a very affordable dining option, with new and seasonal dishes added every month. For those looking to dine earlier in the day, the lunch and early evening menu is served from 12 noon until 7pm Monday to Friday. With two courses for just £11.95, and three courses for £14.50, this menu offers fantastic value and is the perfect introduction to some of Côte’s most popular dishes, including the rather special crème caramel. We think this traditional set vanilla pod custard with dark caramel and cream makes for the perfect finish to a meal.

Or, for something a little more special, the Prestige set menu is available from 12 noon to 11pm Monday to Thursday (and until 7pm on Friday). Offering two courses for £16.95, or three courses for £19.95, this seasonal menu includes starters such as fresh mussels simmered in Breton cider with bacon lardons, crème fraîche and tarragon, followed by Côte’s much-loved chargrilled half chicken for mains. So whether you’re looking for a leisurely breakfast, a casual dining experience or to celebrate a special occasion, you’re sure to find something on the menu to suit. Discover more about the menus, and find your closest location at cote.co.uk

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LONDON FOODIE

Will Murray

Photography by Steven Joyce

head chef and co-owner at Fallow

MASTERCLASS

Perfect pasta

Lello Favuzzi, head chef at Mortimer House Kitchen knows a thing or two about pasta. Born in Sassari, Sardinia, he grew up there with his Sicilian mother and Puglian father, learning to cook as a youngster under the expert eye of his grandmother. His stellar culinary career has seen him working in La Gritta restaurant in Palau, Italy; and since moving to London, Franco’s; The Wolseley; and Corbin & King’s St Alban. He’s been overseeing the restaurant at Mortimer House for just over a year now, winning over members, guests and critics with his Mediterranean-based menu.

And now he’s offering to share some of his secrets in a series of pasta making masterclasses. Taking place in the intimate surrounds of the Kitchen Table, a home-inspired kitchen and dining space on the first floor of Mortimer House, each hands-on cooking class tackles the making of a classic pasta dish under Lello’s expert guidance – this month, on Tuesday 28th, is the turn of eggless pasta, Sicilian ‘Norma’ style, and Tuscanstyle Panzanella. After learning to cook the dish, guests will feast on it, cooked by the Mortimer House Kitchen team, as well as being able to take what they’ve created home.

When I was a child… I was always cooking, but it wasn’t an all-consuming passion. I left uni with a degree in classical literature and failed to get onto a graduate scheme as a manager in KFC (a real low point), then I thought screw it I’m going to get a job in a kitchen and do something I’m really interested in. I’ve not looked back… My fail-safe dinner party menu is… biryani loaded with crispy shallots and saffron. I always think that’s a proper occasion dish. Can’t say I get much time for dinner parties though, truthfully. My last meal on earth would be… my Nan’s roast chicken – easy. Emphasis on the gravy and the bread sauce. It can’t be beaten.

£85, including a Mortimer House apron, cocktail upon arrival, wine and nibbles. 37-41 Mortimer Street, W1T (020 7139 4401; mortimerhouse. com/restaurant)

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When I feel down, I cook… cacio e pepe pasta. It’s a real comfort food for me. It was a staple at university because you only need a few ingredients to make something incredible. My favourite London restaurant is… almost impossible to pin down! In terms of consistency, value and sheer satisfaction it has to be the famous kebab house, Mangal 1 in Stoke Newington. There is serious contention about which is the best now there are three sites – in my opinion it’s the one down an alley on Arcola Street. It’s an institution! Along with Jack Croft, Will began a fourmonth residency at pop-up restaurant site, 10 Heddon Street last month. The chefs, formerly of Dinner by Heston, have designed a pared-down small plate offering with a weekly changing menu of ‘root to stem’ and ‘nose to tail’ dishes. 10 Heddon Street, W1B (07785 937900; fallowrestaurant.com)

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48 hours in Valletta Gemma Monclús, Head Concierge, Iniala Malta

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A breath of fresh air Norfolk’s newest boutique hotel has just opened its doors and we couldn’t be more excited. North Norfolk, known for big skies and one of the country’s most unspoilt coastlines, is still, in parts, an undiscovered gem, but The Harper looks set to change that. Located in

a former glass blowing factory in the pretty village of Langham, the hotel has embraced its history with bespoke glass features and natural materials in its artfully mismatched yet harmonious design. The food on offer celebrates the hotel’s location where land meets sea. Think local produce but cosmopolitan menus, with a distinctive Norfolk twist. Guests can curl up in front of the woodburner; hang out playing board games or pool in The Den; enjoy sunny days in The Yard; and recharge with a spa treatment or

enjoy the indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room facilities. Those looking to explore can borrow bikes or set out on one of a series of Harper Hikes – taking in the best of North Norfolk’s tranquil countryside. And if that all sounds too strenuous there is always The Harper’s very own pub crawl – being ferried from one pub to the next in the hotel’s Land Rover, with a designated driver provided, of course. Sounds idyllic. From £175 per night (theharper.co.uk)

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Berlin fashion There’s still time to catch a very special exhibition of portraits of Karl Lagerfeld at the Hotel de Rome, a Rocco Forte Hotel in Berlin. The exhibition opened in February to coincide with the first anniversary of the designer’s death and will run until 20 May. Hotel de Rome has become a popular venue for out-of-the-ordinary art exhibitions, and this one is particularly special as Lagerfeld was a regular guest, attracted by

the hotel’s unique combination of contemporary design and protected historical architecture, coupled with its passion for fashion, art and style. Talking about his favourite Berlin hotel back in 2012, Lagerfeld said: “I like its style very much...” The expressive portraits on display were shot by photographer and Berlin resident Daniel Biskup nearly 20 years ago and show the designer in atmospheric locations around the city. Not to be missed. Admission free, for details, see roccofortehotels.com/hotels-andresorts/hotel-de-rome

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Sip a cup of local coffee and tuck into freshly baked croissants at Iniala’s rooftop restaurant while watching the yachts sail out of Valletta’s famous Grand Harbour – the perfect start to a summer day – then head out to explore. Discover the authentic culture and rich history of the Maltese islands by visiting some of the city’s many historical landmarks, including the famous St. John’s Co-Cathedral or the less known, yet absolutely remarkable, Casa Rocca Piccola. Stop for lunch at Michelinstarred Noni, which serves delicious reinterpretations of local food. After an active day, pamper your skin at the Iniala Spa and then get ready to savour some cocktails at Alchemy cocktail bar on Valletta’s renowned Strait Street. The following day, enjoy a lazy morning at Iniala Malta before taking a stroll up the bastions to Valletta’s Upper Barrakka Gardens, where you can witness the canons go off at midday – a long-standing tradition that pays homage to Malta’s past. This also serves as a cue to locals: it’s time to indulge in a traditional Ftira from The Submarine. This delicious sandwich of tuna, capers and tomato paste is made with arguably the best bread in the world – il-oba Maltija, or Maltese bread. Wash this down with a pint of our local beer, Isk. Next it’s time to experience some local shopping. A visit to the atelier of Carla Grima, one of Malta’s most talented designers, will give you the opportunity to get the perfect outfit tailor-made for the next exciting event on your calendar. Iniala Malta opens next month with room rates starting from £302 (€350) per night, including breakfast. For more information, visit iniala.com/malta

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An adults-only hotel in the peaceful Mallorcan village of Sant Llorenç provides the ultimate escape from everyday life, whatever the weather

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e leave a sunny London to arrive in a rainlashed Mallorca. In fact, it is raining so hard that the airport closes temporarily and our plane is forced to circle until it can land safely. We gaze forlornly out as we do eventually touch down, willing the weather to improve. But we are en route to Son Penya Petit Hotel and Spa, an adults-only boutique hotel set just a few miles from the rural village of Sant Llorenç, and as we drive out into the countryside, even the rain can’t keep our spirits down for long. Seeking time out from work and family commitments, we’ve been told that this hotel is the perfect place to recharge; we are very much looking forward to unpacking both our literal and metaphorical luggage. And on first impressions Son Penya does not disappoint. As we pull up in the pretty courtyard the sun comes out and we feel our hunched shoulders relaxing. It is gloriously peaceful: there are no other guests in sight as we make our way to reception to check in. Design-wise, the hotel, which has recently been renovated, is a striking example of pared-back elegance, incorporating natural elements of wood and stone. It is

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contemporary, but in a soothing and comfortable way. Our room is situated just off the peaceful reception area (scented wonderfully with a fig-oil diffuser) and its simple, almost monastic design is minimalist, featuring bright white linen bedding, stone floors and Hessian mats. The bathroom is stocked with lovely, environmentally friendly amenities and a Jacuzzi bath, and there is a sunny private terrace. It is practically perfect in every way. After an early start and a long journey we’ve worked up an appetite, so we head to the restaurant, which is situated in a beautifully converted old barn. The hotel is low-rise and set into the natural landscape, and offers incredible views of neighbouring agricultural land. The spacious estate boasts five separate buildings housing twelve unique bedrooms. As we sip our first cerveza of the trip all we can hear is the tinkling of bells on sheep grazing nearby, and we breathe in the sweet scent of the orange and lemon trees that surround us. An outdoor pool, bar and barbecue area blend seamlessly into the natural landscape, and there is plenty of al fresco restaurant seating. The staff are both friendly and professional, offering lots of recommendations about what

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to eat and drink. This evening is barbecue night, although with further showers threatening, the cooking happens indoors. On offer is a fine array of locally sourced meats and fish. We order the tuna and rib eye steak and push the boat out with three different types of potato side dish (never intimidated by carbs, we valiantly finish the lot). We turn down dessert, but our rather cheeky waiter decides we should try some anyway, and a very tasty apple tart and a chocolate brownie make a not altogether unwelcome appearance on our table. There is a good selection of Mallorcan wines on the menu, too, which probably don’t help our willpower very much. The short stagger back to our room is made memorable by a spectacular thunder storm, which thankfully clears the air for some proper sunshine the next day. We awake to the seductive scent of rosemary and lavender emanating from the rain-soaked and verdant hotel grounds. Breakfast calls: a plentiful menu of hot options alongside a cold buffet, consisting of locally-inspired patisserie and cute jars of granola and yoghurt. Some exercise is called

for after all of this indulgence. We discover that there are bikes available for guests to borrow, or even electric BMWs for those less comfortable on two wheels, but we choose to set off on foot instead. Lost in the scenery and the natural surroundings, our explorations lead us to a busy road, and we begin to wish that perhaps we had opted for the wheeled options after all. We potter back and plonk ourselves down on one of the comfortable loungers by the pool for a lazy afternoon. There is pool service, so the biggest effort we need make is pressing a button to summon chilled drinks. We do take a look at the well-equipped gym, situated next to the indoor pool, but that’s pretty much the extent of our exertions. We are here to relax, after all. More fine food awaits in the form of bowls of fish poke for lunch and then, for dinner, some incredible culinary mastery from the chef, who we decide must be a magician in his spare time. Tuna served in a box full of smoke is just one of his impressive dishes. We round off with a digestif enjoyed under the stars – the perfect end to a much-needed break. Son Penya has been the perfect spot to recharge our batteries; a true panacea for modern life and we think we’ll make it an annual pilgrimage.

A one night stay with breakfast costs from £175 (€200) per room per night based on two sharing. Hire of the electric BMW costs €59 per day. For reservations, call 0034 971 599 751 (sonpenya.com)

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PERFECT PEACE

Escape the madding crowd and make the most of your precious days off at one of the country’s most high-tech spas WORDS by PENNY CLEMENTS

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ometimes we all need to pause, take stock and recharge – to escape the stresses of modern living. Which is why I find myself booking a few days at Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa, in Nottinghamshire, where quality rest and relaxation at the multi-million pound spa, fine dining and total peace and quiet are promised. And, located as it is on the borders of Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, the hotel is perfect for those wishing to explore. Just a short train ride from central London, it feels a world away; tucked within the rural village of Barnby Moor, it’s moments away from the A1 but is set in over an acre of picturesque gardens. Steeped in history, Ye Olde Bell has a long history of hospitality, having been built as a coaching inn in the late 17th century. Following sensitive modernisation by the owners, local couple Paul and Hilary Levack, it now holds four AA Rosettes. There are 59 individually styled boutique rooms and suites, but despite its size the hotel feels cosy and intimate. Oak panelling, leaded windows, antique furniture and velvet draped curtains and bed canopies lend it the air of a Tudor manor house – albeit one that caters to every modern whim, naturally. We dine in on our first evening at Restaurant Bar 1650, where the creative menu focuses on fresh local produce. The setting is pretty special – beautifully elegant with original oak panelling and sparkling antique chandeliers. And a striking Art Deco bar takes centre stage. Having been awarded a coveted AA Rosette, it is no surprise that the food is gourmet and full of flavour. I tuck into steamed mussels, crisp pork belly and tarte tatin with rhubarb custard ice cream, and everything is excellent. Afterwards, we retreat to the drawing room with an after dinner drink and settle into a comfy sofa in front of the roaring fire, feeling very much like lord and lady of the manor.

While the food is good, it is the spa that has brought us – and most of the other guests – here. Built across two floors it was built a few years ago and provides the ultimate state of the art thermal spa retreat and has been awarded five bubbles by the Good Spa Guide. There’s a Turkish Rasul, a soul-soothing Sabbia Med sunshine therapy beach (where a vista of Cannes is painted on the walls and warm sun drenched sand covers the floor) as well as a 10m indoor-outdoor vitality pool. The six treatment rooms offer a menu of all the old favourites – super-soothing massages, age-defying facials, hydrating body wraps, manicures, pedicures and so much more. It really is a one-stop, fix-all retreat – just right for putting us weary city folk to rights. Swimsuits on and robed up, we are soon in total relaxation mode, thanks in no small part to the dedicated team of spa butlers who are on hand to cater to our every whim. With 10 different hot and cold experiences to explore, the Herbal Laconium is where the fun starts. Warmed to a comfortable 40-60°C it has been designed to gently relax the muscles and mind. Next, we step into the Stonebath room, one of only three in the country, where theatrical clouds of hydrating

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steam are released as hot mineral coals hit a bubbling cauldron of cold water. The slightly humid atmosphere is said to promote better breathing, flush out toxins and increase blood flow. We take our time working our way through the various areas: from the Arctic snow storm, into the Alpine sauna and on through the shower experience (which offers both warm tropical storm and cold mist functions), finishing with an ice bucket shower (which we are not quite brave enough to see through). A Turkishstyle steam bath and a salt inhalation all add to this once in a lifetime experience. We check out at the end of our stay feeling utterly relaxed and rejuvenated, wishing that work and real life were not calling… Spa and stay packages from £149 per person, including full spa access, two course lunch, overnight stay and breakfast (01777 705121; yeoldebell-hotel.co.uk)

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Retro revival

Online interiors boutique Rose & Grey have teamed up with Polish furniture makers 366 Concept to create a collection of mid-century inspired seating in retro fabrics. With a focus on texture, the Marble range comprises a chenille material with an irregular weave, while the Coco boasts a bouclé texture most commonly found in fashion. In earthy tones of cream, beige, mustard and taupe, Granny’s angular easy chair never looked so chic. From £630 (roseandgrey.co.uk)

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Nordic minimalism

Style-savvy city dwellers will love the new Cove Collection by Vênoor. Offering a cool, Scandi aesthetic, the furniture range features nifty space-saving pieces from coat racks to hanging shelves and sturdy storage ladders, all compact and slender, designed with a minimalist approach. The pieces are crafted from sustainably grown wood and finished with a water-based, nontoxic lacquer, making the collection both eco-friendly and economical on floor space. From £45 (venoor.com)

With our thoughts (tentatively) turning to outdoor dining this spring, The Conran Shop have launched their SS20 offering with a fresh, global perspective. Among the collection of new release furniture, lighting and textiles are some Conran-exclusive pieces by Pols Potten. Featuring summer-bright reedwork, these glass tumblers and jugs have us hankering for some April sunshine. From £12 (conranshop.co.uk)

The light fantastic

We love a brand with a backstory. Sylvie’s journey into lighting design began when the furniture makers left a piece of ash veneer on a lightbox and were instantly inspired by its translucent beauty. Just released as part of their Light From the Forest portfolio, the Puck pendant is handcrafted from the thinnest wood veneer to reveal an arresting natural patina when lit. £120 (sylvie.co.uk)

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Fisherman’s bamboo pendant lamp, £159

Ziguezague Bamboo Pitcher, £18.95

Red Earth Libeco linen throw, £98.50

Ohelo The Pink Bottle, £29

Upcycled basket, Pure Water 3, £30

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MAKE AN ENTRANCE

WORDS by ALI HOWARD

They say you should never judge a book by its cover but when it comes to property, a beautifully inviting exterior is a sure indication there’s a stylish abode inside. Up your front door game and your house could soon become the star of the street

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INTERIORS Choosing a colour for your front door is quite the commitment. Jet black is austere but stately and will immediately add an air of sophistication to your home – just look to the iconic 10 Downing Street for imposing grandeur. Lipstick red is another classic with a striking presence that screams “London” and works across any architectural property style. But if you prefer a subtler approach, luxury paint brands such as Little Greene offer a range of exterior tonal shades inspired by nature. In Celestial Blue, the inviting front door in our opening image works beautifully against the earthy brickwork. And it recalls the clearest blue skies, whatever the weather. From £32 for 1 litre (littlegreene.com) For a truly unique entrance to your home, consider a reclaimed front door and the world is your oyster on the design front. A salvaged door can offer otherworldly charm, especially if it has come straight from the dusty roads of Marrakech, or the entrance of an ornate Indian village temple. Look for hardwoods like oak and mahogany, which age well and make a stylish statement with their vintage appeal. And be sure to measure up with precision. While the Capital’s antique emporia can be a joy to delve into, you can find your perfect reclaimed door online, too. We love this rustic pair of teak doors from English Salvage. (englishsalvage.co.uk) If your home boasts one of London’s enviable addresses, say it loud and proud with a door number that really stands out. Unless they’re particularly decorative in design, most fanlights offer a plain rectangular pane that makes the perfect canvas for those all-important digits. Window film specialists, Purlfrost have a comprehensive range of bespoke door number options, from the Art Deco-inspired to the clean-lined and contemporary. Finishing a period

front door with striking contemporary graphics can make a heady contrast – as in this arresting entrance in a stylish shock of pink. From £45 per sq m (purlfrost.com)

While mixing and matching styles can make for an attractive contrast, some of the smartest London homes feature reproduction front doors that have been thoughtfully designed to complement the building’s period architecture. Whether you’re going for an elaborate entrance to your Edwardian townhouse, complete with stained glass panelling, or a smart utilitarian door with a single glass pane for your ’30s semi, make sure your choice is a sympathetic one. Bringing frontages to life with bespoke, handcrafted front doors, The London Door Company specialises in finding the perfect fit for your property – from the sleek and ultramodern to the ornate and distinctly Victorian. (londondoor.co.uk) High-end door furniture is well worth the investment if you want to make a good first impression. Like shiny house jewels, a smart letter plate, bell push or knocker can make all the difference to your front door’s appearance. These characterful finishing touches, whether in aged brass, distressed gold or polished nickel, bring personality to your exterior and can offer a warm and welcoming accent to an otherwise sombre front door. Beardmore is a longestablished London-based brand that knows architectural ironmongery inside and out. Their huge range of luxury door furniture will have your property’s entrance positively gleaming. (beardmore.co.uk)

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AIVEEN DALY Upholsterer

It’s little wonder Aiveen’s elegant home is full of sumptuous textures. The London-based designer specialises in luxury textile interior commissions, and is known for her distinctive handcrafted work WORDS by ALI HOWARD PHOTOGRAPHY by JAMES MERRELL

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aly’s four-bed Edwardian house is situated, she says, in “arguably the friendliest street in London”. She lives with husband Conrad and daughters Agnes and Valentina – as well as a soon to turn three cockapoo named Baci (“the girls have been planning her birthday for weeks!”). Like anyone with a penchant for period property, she fell in love with the high ceilings, noting “good light” on her list of non-negotiables. But for Aiveen, getting to know the people she shares her vicinity with is just as important. “I always go and knock on the door of the neighbours to introduce myself before buying a property,” she explains. “You get some good insights and it’s good to know who you are going to be sharing your street with.” The family moved in five years ago but not before this truly ambitious renovation project was realised. “We gutted the entire house,” Aiveen says. “You could see right through three storeys into the loft from the ground floor. We had new plumbing, electrics, sash windows, everything! All of the original moulding had been ripped out but our lovely neighbours let us nose around so we could reinstate something similar to what was originally there. The good thing about starting from scratch is that everything works. We were also able to put in amazing insulation, which is transformative in so many ways.” Aiveen studied traditional upholstery at London’s Met University where her love of fine craftsmanship was nurtured – her work typically features intricate beading, pleating and complex fabric manipulation techniques, whether that’s with pearls, silk or butter soft leather. Naturally, luxurious fabrics feature heavily in every room here: “I love using antique textiles as a starting point for colour,” she explains. “In our living room I had some 1920s Indian saris, which I mixed with a tobacco linen dusty blue, sage and soft pink. And I bring in a lot of pieces from my work. I like testing how they operate in a real life setting to make sure they stand the test of time.” The use of fine fabrics brings an undeniable softness and homely warmth to Aiveen’s modern glamour aesthetic. And beyond the sumptuous curtains, cushions and pouffes, this soft touch can be found in unexpected places, too: large-scale artworks and furniture pieces protrude with tactile materials. Even Aiveen’s elegant sideboard is finished in a soft creamy leather. “Texture gives such warmth to a space,” she enthuses. “We’ve used tapestries, rugs and woven lampshades, as well as some of my sculptural suede wall hangings.” With a passion for mixing old and new, the house, while finished to the nines, still looks lived in and loved, and much

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of that is thanks to Aiveen’s interiors shopping habits. She namechecks Hermès for fabric, Atelier Mériguet-Carrère for paint, Marrakech Design for tiles and Atelier Areti for lighting as her favourite brands. “But I also buy a lot of vintage and antique pieces from Kempton Market and abroad,” she reveals. The look, it transpires, has grown organically, with Aiveen incorporating thoughtfully selected pieces over the years. “It’s been a very gradual, loving process,” she says. “We’re still adding artworks, ceramics from holidays in Italy... and I love getting family photographs printed. I don’t have particular schemes in my head but I do have a desire for a welcoming energy and calming colours.” While her creative eye for putting a room together is to be revered, her application is somewhat more relatable. “Whilst I admire the rigour and processes used by interior designers, my own home has been a series of fits and starts,” she admits. “I get obsessive for a while and then back off completely for several months. The house will never be finished but I guess that is part of the fun.” So what does the year ahead hold for the upholsterer extraordinaire and her creative team? “We’re working on a lot of textile artistry commissions using hand painted leather and wire to sculpt shapes such as butterflies and flowers,” she says. “Other, more abstract commissions include pleated silk, lacquer and leather. We’re trying to focus on sustainability to see how we can use up small offcuts of leather, for example. And we’re trying to encourage clients to bring pieces to us to be luxe-cycled, where we add some of our beautiful embellishments to their existing furniture to reimagine it, rather than throwing it away or buying something new.” aiveendaly.com

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Hugging the east side of Hampstead Heath, there’s fresh air in abundance here. Wandering along the pretty Georgian high street, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were in a countryside village, yet with round the clock buses and a Zone 3 Northern line station, Capital living is still very much on offer WORDS by MIRANDA BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY by GEORGIA WATSON

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Debbie Wiseman OBE, Composer Being on the Highgate/ Hampstead border and at the junction of three boroughs, there are always plenty of things to see and do. If it’s a bright, clear morning I like to start my day early with a walk in Waterlow Park or at Kenwood – depending on my mood and how much time I’ve got before I need to start work at the piano. Birdsong inspired the French composer Olivier Messiaen and it does the same for me, so it’s nice if the birds are in full flow! Then, maybe a mint tea and something

tasty from Le Pain Quotidien or GAIL’s, and if necessary a swift pit stop at one of the lovely food shops on the high street to pick up anything my husband may have forgotten to get… Côte is great for lunch, whether for business or pleasure, as is The Spaniards Inn across the border in Hampstead, and slightly further afield is Sherrards, where they sell fantastic cupcakes, among many other delicious things. I used to take my niece and nephew to the Highgate Pizza Express when they were

little; and now they’re older they occasionally take me! If there’s time after lunch there’s the bookshop and the stationery shop next door to each other, which suits me as I like books about great music figures in history, and I’m also an incurable stationery nut – I like nothing better than a blank pad on which I can write some music notes. Debbie’s album The Mythos Suite with Stephen Fry is out now on Decca Records (debbiewiseman.co.uk)

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Street hearts Fitzroy Park

A pretty private thoroughfare linking the village to the Heath. No two houses are the same on this popular road. You’ll find everything from rambling period detached houses to architecturally striking modern glass homes.

Pond Square

Though the pond is long gone, we still love this pretty square set right in the historic heart of Highgate. Surrounded by attractive Georgian properties, many of them listed, this has to be one of our favourite Highgate hotspots.

Hillway 1. Ben Sloane Aston Chase

“Highgate is a picturesque, serene and village-like area, where a slower pace of life is on offer, making it perfect for couples and families. It’s oozing with history, culture and beautiful 18th century architecture, not to mention plenty of green spaces and charming gastropubs.”

2. Giselle Harrison Litchfields

3. Mark Sumray

“It’s never been a better time to come and live in Highgate. The lovely green spaces, excellent schools and historic associations keep the village alive. The area continues to be amongst north London’s hotspots and property prices hold up well as demand is always healthy, whichever general market conditions prevail.”

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“Highgate remains one of the last ‘villages’ in London and houses here are in tremendous demand. The market has been incredibly active so far this year with lots of buyers chasing very few properties. As a result we have had a number of competitive bidding situations enabling us to achieve premium prices for our clients.”

Running through the centre of the exclusive Holly Lodge Estate, linking Dartmouth Park with Highgate Village, and with easy access to the Heath, the detached mock Tudor houses on this quiet road are highly sought after family homes.

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AREA FOCUS RECOMMENDED

Local heroes The Flask, N6

This historic pub dates back to 1663 when Highgate, without its enviable transport links, was a mere village on the outskirts of the Capital. But despite being able to catch the Northern line to the city in a flash, locals still appreciate Highgate’s village vibe, and that’s thanks in no small part to The Flask. “It’s a firm favourite,” says Benham & Reeves’ Ivan Hrissimov. “Here you can enjoy a quiet drink or a delicious threecourse meal – Sunday lunch being a particular treat! It’s also the ideal meeting point after a leisurely stroll on Hampstead Heath.” 77 Highgate West Hill, N6 (020 8348 7346; theflaskhighgate.com)

The Red Lion & Sun, N6

For many, having a good local around the corner is up there with access to schools and public transport when moving into a new area. And Highgate’s long-term locals will tell you that you can’t go wrong with this inviting gastropub on the tree-lined North Road. “If I had to recommend anywhere it would be this pub,” says Jeremy Karpel from TK International. “Fantastic food (the best fried chicken wings in London), a great bar, excellent vibe and a good selection of games and books to while away those rainy April Sunday afternoons.” 25 North Road, N6 (020 8340 1780; theredlionandsun.com)

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Greens of Highgate, N6

Tom Hadley from Chestertons recommends this award-winning, family-run greengrocers and flower shop as his Highgate hero, and it’s easy to see why. A visual feast awaits you on the high street with its cheery façade half-hidden in beautiful blooms. But where there’s flowers there’s also hearty foodstuffs on offer. Inside you’ll find an abundance of colourful fruit and veg. Greens is well worth a visit on foot, but local residents have a free delivery service, too. Here, there’s really no excuse not to get your five-a-day. 3 Highgate High Street, N6 (020 8340 0985; greensofhighgate.com)

The Highgate Hill cable tramway opened in May 1884, running along the route of Archway Road. The first cable line tramway in Europe, it featured five double decker cars with capacity for over 50 passengers. Running at 6.5 miles per hour, it cost 2d to go up and 1d to come down. Not a financial success, service stopped between 1892 and 1897 after an accident, and terminated permanently in 1909. 76


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Schools WORDS by CLAIRE ATHERTON

THE HEAD year. Learn in whichever way works for you, then test, test and test yourself again, using past papers and mark schemes to really familiarise yourself with the overall exam style and requirements. Use tech that supports your learning style. If you’re a visual learner, use mind map apps or YouTube videos. If you learn by listening, play relevant podcasts, or record yourself and play it as you go about your day. And if writing makes things stick for you, try drafting plays or speeches around a topic. Write cheat sheets now, with all the key facts for each topic – they’re really useful, and you’re likely to get stressed if you leave them until later.

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From egg hunts to eggheads

For many children, the Easter break is about eating their body weight in chocolate. But for those preparing for GCSEs or A Levels, it can mark the start of pre-exam panic. “Easter is when many students consolidate their knowledge and work out their strengths and weaknesses,” says Jenna Gayle, a tutor at the Londonbased agency Young Giants Tutoring. “This means they can begin to feel overwhelmed – especially if they’ve left the hardest things to last.” Here are Jenna’s tips for getting exam ready without piling on the pressure. For students “Learn, test, revise”: for maths and science subjects, practising exam questions is the best thing you can do at this stage. For the humanities, essay planning will be more helpful, as the exam questions tend to be similar every

For parents The more involved you are, the better – it makes the task feel less insurmountable. For example, encourage your child to spend the last half hour of a revision session chatting to you about what they’ve learnt. Avoid giving ultimatums or offering rewards around grades. It’s hard to change a grade at this stage, and extrinsic motivation can backfire. Your support and interest will have a greater impact on your child’s motivation. Be aware of your child’s limits: they can’t revise for eight hours straight a day. Regular breaks are important for staying focused and productive. Remind your child of why they’re doing the exam. It helps them to divorce the exam itself from how the qualification will help them to achieve their ambitions. younggiants.co.uk

THE SHORTLIST: HIGHGATE City of London Academy Highgate Hill State co-ed day school for pupils aged 11 to 18 (020 7281 3536; highgatehill.cola.org.uk) Highgate Primary School State co-ed day school for pupils aged

3 to 11 (020 8340 7023; highgateprimaryschool. co.uk) Ladybird Montessori School Independent co-ed day nursery for pupils aged 2 to 5 (Mornings only) (020 8348 3054; montessori-ladybird.co.uk)

Avenue Pre-Prep & Nursery School Independent co-ed day nursery and prepreparatory school for pupils aged 2.5 to 7 (020 8348 6815; avenuepreprep.com) Highgate School Independent co-ed day

school for pupils aged 3 to 18 (020 8347 3564; highgateschool.org.uk) Channing School Independent day school for girls aged 4 to 18 (020 8340 2328; channing.co.uk)

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Prince Gennuh City of London Academy Highgate Hill How would you sum up the school in a sentence? A warm, nurturing and inclusive school where every student counts. What makes it different? We have an extremely gifted and passionate staff body who are determined to make a positive impact on students’ lives by delivering our ambitious curriculum. We can also offer fantastic extracurricular opportunities through the support structures provided by our sponsor, City of London Corporation. How would you describe the atmosphere? Calm, purposeful and supportive, underpinned by high expectations, academic rigour and personal development. What about your personal educational ethos? Artificial intelligence is taking over the world, so education should develop individuals holistically. We nurture academic, creative and sporting competencies as well as employability skills. We also embed strong moral and social values: Altruism, Respect and Tenacity (our COLAHH ART values). How do you balance your extracurricular activities with the academic side? All students take part in high-quality, compulsory enrichment activities twice a week. The range available includes fencing, yoga, permaculture, chess and Debate Mate. Our aim is to develop talents as well as essential transferable skills. How do you look after the wellbeing of your pupils? Through effective pastoral support systems, we provide a climate where students feel happy and safe. We consistently promote healthy lifestyles, train students to help deliver mental health lessons and offer mindfulness. City of London Academy Highgate Hill, Holland Walk, Duncombe Road, N19 (020 7281 3536; highgatehill.cola.org.uk)

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Anna and Jake had a long-term plan to build their dream house on the River Thames. But it took some time to find the plot, acquire planning permission to knock down an existing dwelling to then build a new home to their exact specification

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At Octagon, we have 40 years experience and an unrivalled reputation for building spectacular, one-of-a kind homes to the highest standard of luxury.

Walking through the front door, after taking in a most dramatic trompe l’oeil decorated entrance hall, visitors discover a contemporary, light flooded open plan interior. A specially commissioned digital mural extends from the front door, around the vast swathe of walls, and descends via a circular sweep of marble stairs to the lower ground leisure and fitness suites. “We fell in love with mural artist Adam Ellis’ style after discovering some of his earlier work at The Ivy in Richmond. He creates bold, colour rich wall coverings to order, and will incorporate features that have a special significance for the client. For us, it was important to include the flora and fauna we grew up with, and because my husband is passionate about Greek mythology, ancient temples and figures were woven into the brief. Adam and his artists install the mural, and then embellish on site with their own palettes and paintbrushes.” On the first floor are five substantial double bedrooms, three en-suites plus a separate family bathroom, and Anna’s own study, with rough-hewn African rosewood ‘work bench’ facing out of a wide internal window into the lower living levels of the house – the perfect matriarch look out post. The second floor is devoted to the master suite. The family are passionate about the river, and love relaxing in their new waterside summer house. They are also seriously into sport, enjoying regular kayaking trips on the Thames and making the most of their own indoor leisure and fitness facilities. The home is finished with a gym of gargantuan proportions and a playroom with full size pool table, cinema screen wall, and long 90-degree angle cocktail bar. Anna concludes; “We were ambitious with our vision for design and specification and our team of architects, suppliers, and not least Octagon have been there every step of the way. We all absolutely love our new home, so it has been worth it, and if we had to do it all over again, we would – as long as Octagon was at the helm.”

Our discreet bespoke service takes clients on a journey from planning stages through to handing over the keys, with our in-house experts on hand every step of the way. Octagon Bespoke can help you transform your vision into something truly unique. Bespoke projects start from £1m.

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On the market

This month’s hottest properties FOR SALE Fitzroy Park, N6

A truly unique property that successfully merges old and new, this four- to five-bed house boasts a secluded location on the doorstep of Hampstead Heath. Extending to over 4,000 sq ft, the family home is generous on entertainment space. And there’s nothing lacking on the character front, either: the double height kitchen boasts a vaulted ceiling with a minstrels’ gallery, no less. In stark contrast to the quirky period features, a stunning glass extension overlooks the beautiful, mature back garden. £5.35 million, Day Morris (020 8348 8131; daymorris.co.uk)

FOR SALE Sheldon Avenue, N6

Set behind a sweeping gated driveway, this elegant abode offers sprawling family accommodation. A property of immediate wow factor, you’ll find a truly dramatic triple height hallway lies behind its dazzling entranceway. Extensively refurbished, the seven- to eight-bed house features a 29 ft drawing room, a 24 ft master bedroom complete with his ’n’ hers dressing rooms and an extravagant bathroom, as well as a self-contained leisure complex that includes a luxurious indoor pool. Dive in! £8.5 million, Glentree (020 8458 7311; glentree.com)

FOR SALE Hornsey Lane Gardens, N6

Arranged over five floors, and situated on one of Highgate’s prime corner spots, this smart Edwardian property boasts a unique footprint – not least for its distinctive hexagonal bays. Featuring six bedrooms, a pretty roof terrace, separate garage and oodles of luxurious and versatile living space, it promises a family home full of character. Best is the ornate period features including the prettiest fireplaces and huge, light-loving sash windows. £2.5 million, Chancellors (020 8340 2600; chancellors.co.uk)

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Enviably located in picturesque Hampstead Village, a delightful Grade II listed, end of terrace, Georgian house, constructed in 1813 by English churchman and author William Benham.

020 7182 1406 central.enquiries@chestertons.com

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Elgin Avenue

ÂŁ2,250,000

Little Venice, W9

share of freehold

Positioned within a red brick Victorian conversion is this charming garden duplex. It comprises a spacious and modern open plan living area, leading on to a south-facing private garden. Located on the first floor is a separate utility room, cloakroom and a double bedroom with en-suite. The second floor is made up of the master bedroom with en-suite, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom.

020 7182 1406 central.enquiries@chestertons.com

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SEYMOUR STREET, W1 Stunning newly refurbished three bedroom duplex apartment located in sought after and prestigious modern purpose built block Reception Room/Dining Room - Open Plan Kitchen - Three Bedrooms - Two Bathrooms - Two Balconies - Lift - EPC Rating C - 1,076 sq ft

LEASEHOLD 119 YEARS UNEXPIRED

£2,550,000

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HYDE PARK STREET, W2 An exceptional freehold house situated on one of the Hyde Park's Estates most sought after streets, benefiting from easy access to Hyde Park Two Reception Rooms - Kitchen/Breakfast Room - Five Bedrooms - Two Bathrooms - Three Ensuite Bathrooms - Off Street Parking Cloakroom - Balcony - Terrace - Two Tanked Storage Vaults - Front Courtyard - EPC Rating D - 2,306 sq ft

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£3,600,000 MARBLE ARCH: 29 EDGWARE ROAD LONDON W2 2JE 020 7724 3100

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HIGHGATE VILLAGE, N6 A truly stunning 2 bedroom (originally 3) ground floor flat in this smart and imposing period property. The very large and striking reception room provides direct access to its own PRIVATE PAVED GARDEN with communal gardens beyond. As you walk through the front door you know this flat is going to be very special! The large modern kitchen is a delight and complements the high standard of design throughout. Large master bedroom suite with a very generous dressing room (originally the 3rd bedroom) and en suite bathroom. Good sized second double bedroom. With impressively high ceilings throughout, flats of this visual quality with generous lateral space and a private garden are a complete rarity in the village. The flat could easily be reconfigured to its original 3 bedroom layout if required! Large Reception • Generous Modern Fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Master Bedroom • En suite Bathroom • Dressing Room Second Bedroom • Family Bathroom • Private Paved Garden • Further Communal Gardens • EPC D

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TALBOT SQUARE, LONDON, W2 £590,000 SHARE OF FREEHOLD A well presented one bedroom apartment located on the raised ground floor of this attractive period terrace on a sought after well maintained garden square. The property includes large sash windows looking directly onto the square with a modern kitchen and bathroom, hallway and well proportioned living and bedroom. Talbot Square is a peaceful leafy garden square located in the heart of Paddington and just a short stroll to Hyde Park. Also nearby are an abundance of transport links nearby such as Paddington (multiple underground lines, National Rail, Heathrow Express and the forthcoming Cross Rail) and Lancaster Gate (Central line). EPC Rating: D

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Belsize Park NW3 ÂŁ2,000,000 Superbly placed for Primrose Hill and the facilities of Belsize Park and Swiss Cottage, a contemporary house in a private close, finished internally to an exacting standard, and with a patio garden and off street parking.

1987 sq ft/185 sq m Five double bedrooms 30ft reception/dining room 16’9 kitchen Garden and parking

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Heathgate, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, NW11 ÂŁ1,695,000 | Sole Agent An elegant Grade II Listed house built in 1914 and part of Sir Edwin Lutyens design proposal for Heathgate. The building was finished by the renowned architect George Sutcliffe. This handsome property is superbly located being moments from the Heath Extension and approximately 0.8 miles from Golders Green Tube. This wonderful home has the unique and rare feature of a garden room opening on to a delightful sunny south-west facing rear garden. Early viewing is strongly advised. Four Bedrooms | Two Bathrooms (one ensuite | Drawing Room | Dining Room | Garden Room Kitchen | Cloakroom | Close to Heath Extension and Tube | Loft storage space, ladder access Grade II Listed

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A beautifully presented apartment of approximately 1,855 sq ft (172.33 sq m) situated on the raised ground floor of this luxury block, in this much sought after location. The property has been interior designed to the highest standard and comprises an exceptional double reception room with wood floor and numerous floor to ceiling sliding doors opening to the generous private terrace. The flat also comprises a fully fitted kitchen/diner, three double bedrooms and three bathrooms with further benefits including air conditioning, underfloor heating, a porter, lift, gym, underground parking, communal gardens and excellent security. This most sought after development is within easy reach of the local schools, the Underground (Northern Line) and large bus terminal with routes in all directions and is almost directly opposite Golders Hill Park with Hampstead Heath moments away. 3 double bedrooms | 3 bathrooms (2 en suite) | generous double reception room | large kitchen/breakfast room | air conditioning underfloor heating | underground parking | porter | lift | spacious south facing private terrace | communal gymnasium | communal garden | share of freehold | EPC: B

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FOR SALE One of the finest double-plot (WIDTH 128FT/38.8m) freehold mansions in this cherished road, set in 0.41 acres (0.71 hectares) of manicured gardens.

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Crouch End, N19 A spacious and naturally light period conversion with a private entrance and large garden. EPC: D

Offers in excess of £700,000 Leasehold • • •

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Highbury, N5 This superb top floor period conversion offers fantastic lateral living and a genuine feel of space. EPC: C

Offers in excess of £450,000 Leasehold • • •

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Hamptons Islington Ben Craven | 020 3151 9396 | CravenB@hamptons-int.com

East Finchley, N2 A beautifully presented family home with west facing garden and off street parking. EPC: D

Offers in the region of £2,000,000 Freehold • • •

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30 Years Experience in Marylebone Village

HARLEY STREET, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 Jeremy James and Company are delighted to offer this apartment for sale. The apartment is situated on the first floor of this listed building located in the heart of Marylebone Village. The apartment comprises of an entrance hall, reception room, kitchen, two double bedrooms and bathroom. The apartment benefits from an abundance of natural light through floor to ceiling windows. This grade II listed building is located on the east side of Harley Street at the junction with New Cavendish Street. Both Oxford Circus and Bond Street underground stations are within close proximity. The shopping facilities of Marylebone high street and Oxford Street together with the open spaces of Regent Park are also nearby. Please see website for full details

SHARE OF FREEHOLD ÂŁ2,640,000

DEVONSHIRE MEWS WEST, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 A fabulous newly refurbished mews house situated close to Marylebone High Street with its high end boutiques and bustling restaurants and bars. This charming house is in close proximity to the open spaces of Regents Park and a short walk to Bond Street Underground Station. The accommodation comprises of an open plan living space on the ground floor with kitchen/dining room and reception room plus a cloakroom and three bedrooms on the first floor, ensuite shower room and bathroom. It boasts wooden floor in the reception areas and new carpet in the bedrooms, the house has been freshly painted. Please see website for full details

ÂŁ1,195 PER WEEK

+44 (0) 20 7486 4111

www.jeremy-james.co.uk

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MAIDA VALE, LONDON W9

A well presented, newly decorated ground and garden floor maisonette offering spacious family accommodation. This well appointed maisonette is approached from a private entrance has a 45 ft garden and forms part of a semidetached white stucco house set in a popular location close to local shops, cafes and public transport connections. 4 Bedrooms. 2 En-suite Shower Rooms. Family Bathroom. Utility Room. Kitchen. Open plan ‘L’ Shaped Reception Room and Dining Room. Wooden Floors. Terrace. Private Garden. EPC rating D.

Unfurnished

£1,395 per week

211-213 Sutherland Avenue, Little Venice, London W9 1RU T: 020 7289 1692 E: property@vickersestateagents.com W: www.vickersestateagents.com

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REDINGTON ROAD HAMPSTEAD NW3 FURNISHED/UNFURNISHED £8,950 PER WEEK PLUS FEES JOINT SOLE AGENT

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An imposing double fronted detached house (713.3 sq m/7,678 sq ft) occupying an elevated position on this prestigious road in the heart of Hampstead. The house is approached by a sweeping carriage driveway and benefits from a 138' westerly facing landscaped rear garden, a large integral garage and off-street parking for several cars. Redington Road is situated within 100 metres of Hampstead Heath and is close to Hampstead Underground Station (Northern Line).

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6 9 – 7 1 PA R K R O A D LO N D O N N W 1 6XU 020 7 7 24 47 24

ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES Principal Bedroom with En-Suite Dressing Room, Bathroom and Balcony, Five Further Bedrooms (Four En-Suites), Staff Bedroom with Kitchen and En-Suite Shower Room, Reception Room, Study, Playroom, Family Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Dining Room, Guest Cloakroom, Utility Room, 138 ft Rear Garden with Large Terrace, Carriage Drive, Integral Garage. EPC=D.

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MAIDA VALE, W9 A well presented 3 bed / 3 bath family apartment (approx. 1,436 sq ft / 133.40 sq m) situated on the 1st floor of this imposing block in Maida Vale conveniently located for Maida Vale Underground Station (Bakerloo line) and the shops and cafés on Clifton Road in Little Venice. RECEPTION ROOM • DINING ROOM • KITCHEN • 3 DOUBLE BEDROOMS • 3 BATHROOMS (1 EN SUITE) • OFF STREET PARKING PORTER • LIFT • EPC C. £840 PER WEEK

SOLE AGENT

ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 A stylish 2 bedroomed apartment (approx. 639 sq ft/ 59.44 sq m) situated on the 3rd floor in this popular purpose built block within 5min walk to St John’s Wood High Street, Underground Station as well as short stroll to Regent’s Park. RECEPTION ROOM • DINING AREA • FULLY FITTED KITCHEN • 2 BEDROOMS • BATHROOM • COMMUNUAL GARDENS LIFT • EPC D. £495 PER WEEK

MAIN AGENT

105 ST JOHN’S WOOD TERRACE, NW8 6PL

020 7722 7222 www.behrandbutchoff.com * The Tenant may have to pay credit reference and admin charges as indicated on our website under Tenant Information.

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Charming, stylish hotel in one of London’s most elegant neighbourhoods doylecollection.com/bloomsbury

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