Fabric March 2021

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Exclusive interview

Taj ATWAL

On finding small joys in difficult days and why her soul craved a role like her latest

HEART OF THE HOME Fancy a bigger kitchen? Allow us to inspire you

COOK’S KITCHEN Chef Carine’s kitchen plans inspired her whole home

LOCAL LOVE Why we’re sold on Hampstead Garden Suburb

MARCH 2021

PLUS The best London property Market insight


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CONTENTS

March 2021

The definitive guide to London living Editor’s letter Liz Skone James With Storm Darcy’s snow swirling down outside my window, it’s hard to imagine that when this issue is printed, spring will be well and truly on its way. Though, with the first daffodils and crocuses poking their heads through the blanket of white in the garden, the signs are all there (it’s those brave buds that have inspired our floral-themed Wish List this month). And with the vaccination programme in full swing now, the first shoots of hope for the return of a more normal life are apparent across the Capital, too. While writing this issue, we caught up with some of the team coordinating delivering jabs to the folk of Hampstead Garden Suburb, to talk about their invaluable work – see what they had to say in our Local Love feature. Cover star Taj Atwal is also feeling positive about the outlook over the next few months. If you can’t quite say the same just yet, she’s hopeful that her latest role, in Kay Mellor’s The Syndicate, should raise a smile or two, and take collective minds off the current situation. We’re hoping our kitchen feature might do the same – if you’re dreaming of hosting family and friends again, where better to do it than in a brand new kitchen? It never hurts to dream big!

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It’s time for a spring fling with this host of all things floral

51 Travel news

You don’t have to travel far to have a real break from the every day

38 Culture fix

The best of London this month, from the comfort of your own home

Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest

40 Exclusive interview: Taj Atwal

@londonfabricmag Online

As she hits screens in The Syndicate, Taj talks about following the heart and finding inner happiness

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ON THE COVER Photography Joseph Sinclair Hair Shukeel Murtaza Make up Justine Jenkins

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Editor Liz Skone James Art Director Penny Clements Interiors Editor Ali Howard Photography Director Emmanuelle Peri Assistant Picture Editor Georgia Watson Account Director Katie Hutley Deputy Account Director Becky Pomfret Production Alex Courtley, Annie Franey Contributor Gabriel Moroney

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48 Food&drink

59 At home with

Discover a bespoke home hair colouring service and check out our guide to the best Mother’s Day gifts

Proudly brought to you by north London’s leading estate agents Fabric team

46 Style&wellbeing

The ultimate treat night delivery and a rainbow of happy, healthy fast food

Reap Magazines Ltd Trevor Abrahmsohn Glentree Estates Philip Green Goldschmidt & Howland Jonathan Hewlett Savills Richard Page Dexters Mark Pollack Aston Chase

New kitchen on the menu? Our round up of inspiring projects should be food for thought

Chef Carine Ottou’s Victorian terrace has been reimagined with cooking and eating at its heart

65 Local love

This model community of beautiful houses in a verdant landscape is still as special as when it was conceived

75 Property news

Market news and expert views

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Offered for sale for the first time in over 50 years, a surprisingly wide, detached and handsome five-bedroom family house of some 3,572 sq ft / 332 sq m (gross internal), arranged over three floors and presented in good, well-maintained condition throughout, albeit requiring a level of updating now. The property sits back from the road behind a three/four car carriage driveway and also offers a single integral garage. The ground floor provides a large entrance lobby with guest WC, then three intercommunicating reception rooms with the rear sitting room leading directly out to the mature 46' rear garden. Adjoining this room is the kitchen/breakfast room and utility room. The master bedroom includes an en-suite bathroom and dressing room and is located across the front of the first floor, which also provides three further double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The second floor offers a large games room/bedroom five. This floor could be remodelled and extended (subject to the usual consents) to provide two bedrooms and a family bathroom if required.

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A rare opportunity to acquire a charming detached three-bedroom coach house, situated in this highly desirable road within ‘The Croft’s’ area of Hampstead. The house has been comprehensively updated by the current owners to provide a well-balanced home, and the accommodation is suitably arranged on just two floors. The ground floor provides a 22'11 reception room, conservatory/dining room, a custom built Poggenpohl kitchen leading to a breakfast area/study and a double bedroom with en suite bathroom. The first floor comprises a comfortably sized 22' master bedroom with en suite bathroom and a third bedroom. This well-presented home is also enhanced by a delightful patio garden and boasts a private secure parking space for one car behind gates. This beautiful home is excellently located for access to Hampstead Heath and the local schools. The extensive facilities of Hampstead Village (Northern Line) and Finchley Road (Jubilee and Metropolitan Lines) are within a half mile radius.

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Warrington Gardens L O N D O N ,

£1,395,000

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A stunning newly refurbished two double bedroom apartment situated within this luxury modern building located in the heart of Little Venice. Entrance Hall | Double Aspect Reception Room | Fitted Kitchen | Master Bedroom | En suite Bathroom | Bedroom Two | Bathroom Two | Entryphone, Lift & Porterage | Secure Allocated Parking Space For One Car | Communal Garden EPC Rating: C

St John’s Wood Sales t: 020 7586 3111 e: sjw.sales@chancellors.co.uk 88 St John’s Wood High Street, London, NW8 7SH

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A recently decorated two double bedroom duplex flat set over the top two floors of this attractive red brick period building and situation in a popular residential street in Hampstead. The flat has been well looked after but the current owners and boasts excellent natural light and pleasant views. Benefits include a 16ft reception room with exposed beams, a fully fitted kitchen with ample storage, two double bedrooms and a Share of the Freehold. Netherhall Gardens is ideally situated for the many reputable schools in the area, and provides convenience for Hampstead Village (Northern Line) and the extensive shopping facilities and public transport connections of Finchley Road (Jubilee & Metropolitan Lines). EPC Rating: D

Hampstead Sales t: 020 7794 1151 e: hampstead.sales@chancellors.co.uk 55 Heath Street, Hampstead, London, NW3 6UG

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

020 8458 7311

INGRAM AVENUE, NW11 £8,500,000

JOINT AGENT

Occupying a wider than average plot on the lower slope of this sought after avenue close to the Heath Extension, a charming and well maintained family home spanning 6903 sq ft (641 sq m) over three storeys. This spacious and handsome home benefits from a large carriage driveway, a south facing garden enjoying views across the Turners Wood Bird Sanctuary, a 620 sq ft Games Room on the second (top) floor and air conditioning to the principal rooms.

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ENTRANCE HALLWAY: LIVING ROOM: DINING ROOM: FAMILY ROOM: STUDY: KITCHEN/ BREAKFAST ROOM: UTILITY ROOM: GUEST CLOAKROOM: MASTER SUITE WITH TERRACE, SPACIOUS BATHROOM & DRESSING ROOM: SIX FURTHER SUITES: SEPARATE CLOAKROOM: GAMES ROOM: REAR SOUTH FACING GARDEN: GARAGE: CARRIAGE DRIVEWAY PROVIDING AMPLE OFF STREET PARKING. EPC Rating E.


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.

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With 12 offices in Prime Central London and over 70 across the capital, Dexters is London’s leading Independent Estate Agency.

Denning Road, NW3 £3,500,000

With Hampstead Heath on your doorstep and the High Street just a few moments away, this elegant Victorian house has impressive ceiling heights and original period features. The property has a versatile layout with over 3,000 sq. ft of accommodation and once modernised will make a fantastic family home. The generous rear garden is the perfect space to entertain, energy rating d. Dexters Hampstead. 56 Heath Street, London, NW3 1DL T: 020 7433 0273 E: hampsteadsales@dexters.co.uk

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Highgate Hill, N6 £4,250,000

This historic Queen Anne house is perfectly placed in an elevated position with views across Waterlow Park. A fine five bedroom family home with well laid out rooms that has lovely period features, a secluded courtyard and wildlife garden plus the welcome addition of a large children’s tree house. The property is close to local schools and shops as well as transport links. 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:

stjohnswood@behrandbutchoff.com

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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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WALSINGHAM, ST JOHN’S WOOD NW8 A superbly refurbished and spacious 3 double bedroom, 3 bath/shower room apartment. Having undergone a full program of renovation to an exacting standard, this wonderful and bright flat is situated on the ground floor of this highly regarded modern portered block. The property, approximately 1351 sq ft/125 sq m, is one of the larger corner units located on the southern side of the development and benefits from a single garage. Walsingham forms part of the exclusive ‘Queensmead’ development which is noted for its excellent porterage, high level of security and residents off street parking facilities. The block is conveniently situated on St John’s Wood Park between Swiss Cottage & St John’s Wood tube stations, thereby offering an excellent choice of both transport facilities and shopping. LIFT • CCTV • COMMUNAL GARDEN • BALCONY • WITHIN EASY REACH OF TUBE STATION • EPC=D. LEASEHOLD

£1,975,000

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

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Mark Nash Director mark.nash@sandfords.com

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

BLENHEIM ROAD ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8

£4,350,000 FREEHOLD / JOINT SOLE AGENT

An imposing, five bedroom, freehold, house with a fantastic garden in quiet tree lined road in St John’s Wood. The house which has not been on the open market since 1968 was constructed in a Tudor Gothic style and has had various well known and honourable lessees including Sir Clement Price Thomas who operated on George VI. The flexible living accommodation comprises a main bedroom with an en suite bathroom, four further bedrooms, a family bathroom, three adjoining reception rooms, a separate dining room, a conservatory, kitchen and utility room and a further study. Blenheim Road is ideally located close to the local shopping, cafés and transport facilities of St John’s Wood High Street. Abbey Road studios, Lords Cricket Ground, the American School in Loudoun Road, Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill are all close by.

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

CUMBERLAND TERRACE REGENT’S PARK, NW1

£3,995,000 LEASEHOLD / JOINT SOLE AGENT

An exceptional, ground floor lateral three bedroom apartment (totalling 178.83 sqm/1,925 sqft) sold with the benefit of an additional self contained studio flat located within prestigious Cumberland Terrace, offering outstanding access to Regent’s Park and the terrace’s private gardens. The apartment has been comprehensively refurbished and is finished and equipped to an exacting standard whilst retaining special period features that give this home its unique character. The apartment will be sold with the benefit of a lock up store room, a lock up garage and additional parking at the front and rear of the building, furthermore Cumberland Terrace is a secure development with 24-hour uniformed porterage. Cumberland Terrace is located on the east side of Regent’s Park on the Outer Carriageway with easy access to the shops and restaurants of Marylebone High Street and the West End. The nearest tube links are Great Portland Street (Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan Lines) and Regent’s Park (Bakerloo Line) Underground stations.

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Guide price £27,500,000 Knight Frank St John's Wood james.simpson@knightfrank.com 020 3811 0776

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n exceptional double fronted house, extensively refurbished by the current owners to a sophisticated, stylish and modern specification. Arranged over three floors, the property benefits from a beautiful South-facing garden, generous off street parking, and close proximity to Hampstead Village and the heath. 6 B E D R O O M S | 5 B AT H R O O M S | 2 R E C E P T I O N R O O M S O F F I C E / S T U D Y | T V R O O M | A P P R O X I M AT E LY 5 , 5 6 8 S Q F T | E P C D 1 . 1 M I L E S F R O M H A M P S T E A D U N D E R G R O U N D S TAT I O N

Guide price £7,950,000 Knight Frank Hampstead katy.brookes@knightfrank.com 020 3797 2160

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Charming period Nash home Chester Place, Regent's Park, NW1 Great Portland Street Underground Station: 0.6 miles Immaculately presented Grade I listed house with stunning original period features, 3 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, principal en suite with dressing room/study, 4 further bedrooms, 2 further bathrooms, utility room, media room, wine cellar, 2 vaults, balcony, 2 courtyards, EPC = E

Leasehold, approximately 134 years remaining | 4,133 sq ft | Guide £7.5 million

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

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Stunning penthouse apartment Gainsborough House, Frognal Rise, NW3 Hampstead Underground Station: 0.2 miles 2 reception rooms, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, cloakroom, study, 3 terraces, 2 underground parking spaces, communal swimming pool, lift, gymnasium, 24 hour concierge, garage, EPC = C

Leasehold, approx 985 years remaining plus Share of Freehold | 3,150 sq ft | Guide £5.95 million

Peter Brookes Savills Hampstead Residential Sales 020 7472 5036 pbrookes@savills.com

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THE BISHOPS AVENUE | N2

A well-presented two bedroom apartment of 2,296 sq ft /213 sq m, set within an exclusive development of only 14 flats on one of London’s most prestigious thoroughfares. The residents have use of a large indoor pool and gym as well as the rare benefit of 24 hour uniformed concierge security. The apartment is set on the 2nd floor overlooking manicured communal gardens and woodland areas. MAIN AGENTS GUIDE PRICE: £3,000,000

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ST JOHN’S WOOD | NW8

A three bedroom apartment of 2,583 sq ft /240 sq m set on the 3rd floor within this luxury development. The flat is in excellent decorative condition and features an impressive reception room/dining room /kitchen of some 50 ft /15 m. It benefits from 24 hour concierge, swimming pool, gym facilities and underground parking. The building is located between Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill, whilst also being within 0.2 miles of St. John’s Wood High Street. JOINT SOLE SELLING AGENTS GUIDE PRICE: £6,975,000

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Asking Price £4,750,000

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Built in 1886 as a YMCA and later converted to provide two stunning homes on Willoughby Road, Hampstead Village, NW3 this interior designed four bedroom home offers wonderful light filled internal accommodation with double volume ceiling height and views over a two tiered landscaped west facing patio garden. Willoughby Road is a desirable tree lined street located moments from the fashionable cafés, restaurants and boutiques of the High Street as well as the open green spaces of Hampstead Heath. 3

Energy Efficiency Rating - D68

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One of Hampstead’s hidden Grade II listed Georgian treasures, sitting in an elevated yet surprisingly secluded position on The Mount, Hampstead Village, NW3 with the extremely rare benefit of a double garage. This family house is set behind a gorgeous walled garden in a setting of rare charm, offering unexpected privacy for such a central location and is a welcoming retreat from the bustle of Hampstead and the High Street that is just moments away. 5

Energy Efficiency Rating - D59

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WARRINGTON CRESCENT, MAIDA VALE, W9 £2,250,000 We are delighted to have been instructed on this attractive lateral four bedroom apartment which is located on the third floor of this portered. This brand new and interior designed, garden flat, in this immaculately kept white stucco crafted building on Warrington Crescent. The accommodation offers three bedrooms, two with stunning en-suites; and a family bathroom. The property has been developed to include under floor heating, beautiful fitted wardrobes, bespoke storage, as well as designer bathroom fixtures and an Italian kitchen; with Mielle integrated appliances and Quooker tap. There is a clever use of down and recessed lighting to create the perfect ambient mood. The reception room leads out to an attractive private patio, which enjoys direct access to the expansive and manicured Formosa communal gardens in the heart of Little Venice, one of London’s most prized residential areas. The property is a short walk from the local shops and eateries of Formosa Street and Clifton Road, Regents Canal and Warwick Avenue tube station (Bakerloo Line). Leasehold | Principle Bedroom with En-Suites | Two Further Bedrooms | Bathroom | Shower Room | Reception Room | Dining Room | Kitchen | Garden / Patio | EPC Rating D

ST JOHN’S WOOD | 020 7586 7001

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ST JAMES TERRACE MEWS, ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 £1,900,000 A stunning three bedroom mews house situated 0.1 miles from the open spaces of Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill and 0.5 miles from St John’s Wood High Street & tube station (Jubilee line). The property has an eat in kitchen dining area, three bedrooms including principal bedroom with en-suite bathroom, second bedroom with en-suite shower room and a further double bedroom with access to its own shower room. There is a large reception area that leads onto a south facing terrace, a further guest cloakroom, integral garage and an attractive decked 227 sq ft roof terrace. Please note the property is currently tenanted and therefore immediate vacant possession may not be available.

Freehold | Principle Bedroom with En-Suites | Second Bedroom with En-Suites | Third Bedroom | Guest WC | Reception Room | Dining Room | Kitchen | Utility Room | Roof Terrace | Garage | Balcony | EPC Rating E

ST JOHN’S WOOD | 020 7586 7001

PROUD TO SPONSOR

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WHITE LODGE TORQ UAY TQ 1 A BEAUTIFUL FIVE-BEDROOM HOME WITH VIEWS TOWARD THE ENGLISH CHANNEL White Lodge is located on one of the most prestigious streets in Torquay, this stunning five-bedroom home offers panoramic views towards the English Channel and Torbay, with ample living and entertaining accommodation. White Lodge benefits from direct access to the beach from the rear of the property, a tennis court, a large landscaped garden and substantial sports complex equipped with a full length indoor swimming pool, as well as a guest cottage and staff accommodation. Accommodation: Entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, sitting room, eat-in kitchen, study, entertainment room, principal ensuite bedroom, 4 bedrooms (one ensuite), separate studio, guest cottage, staff accommodation Amenities: Direct access to the beach, tennis court, landscaped garden, roof terrace, indoor swimming pool, exercise room, jacuzzi, sauna, utility room, garage

Mayfair Sales sales@beauchamp.com +44 (0)20 7499 7722

£4,800,000 Freehold Joint Sole Agents

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HARLEY HOUSE REGENT’S PARK NW1 A SPACIOUS A SPACIOUS FOUR-BEDROOM FOUR-BEDROOM LATERAL LATERAL APARTMENT, APARTMENT, NESTLED NESTLED ININ REGENT’S REGENT’S PARK PARK Harley House is a prestigious portered block set behind security gates and superbly located between Regent’s Park and Marylebone High Street. Arranged on the fifth floor, this is a spacious south-facing lateral apartment comprising 2,551 sq ft of well planned accommodation with four superb bedrooms and high ceilings throughout . Further benefits include a private parking space, lift access, and 24-hour concierge. Accommodation: Entrance hall, reception room, kitchen/breakfast room, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 ensuite), ensuite shower room, guest cloakroom Amenities: Lift access, private parking space, 24-hour concierge

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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

An impressive detached house in one of London's premier roads Courtenay Avenue, London, N6 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. Courtenay Avenue is a prestigious private cul de sac protected by guard operated security gates monitoring access to the road 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Drawing Room • Dining Room • Elegant Panelled Study • Family Room • Custom Built Kitchen • Master Bedroom Suite With Dressing • Room, Bathroom And Balcony • 5/6 Further Bedrooms • 3 Further Bathrooms • Bedroom 7 /Playroom • Staff Kitchen / Potential Ensuite To • Playroom • Double Garage • Double Height Entrance Hallway • Sweeping Carriage Driveway Providing • Parking For Several Cars • 150 Landscaped Rear Garden.

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An exceptional newly refurbished 5,010 sq ft period home Hamilton Terrace, London, NW8 An exceptional newly refurbished 5010 sq ft semi-detached period home. The property has recently been the subject of a major refurbishment program creating a wonderful family home offering exceptional accommodation including a large kitchen breakfast room with direct access to the rear garden along with spacious receptions rooms and living accommodation. The house also boasts a large 112 ft rear garden with a double width garage. Hamilton Terrace is ideally located within close proximity to the extensive shops, boutiques and restaurants of Little Venice and St Johns Wood High Street, transport links include Maida Vale Underground Station (Bakerloo Line) & St John’s Wood Underground Station (Jubilee Line) providing easy access to the West End, City & Canary Wharf. 5 Bedrooms • Staff Bedroom • 2 En Suite Shower Rooms • 2 Bathrooms • Guest WC • Play Room • Conservatory • Breakfast Room • Dining Room Family/TV Room • Study • 2 Reception Rooms • Kitchen • Utility Room • 2 Stores • Garden • Detached Garage/Gym • Parking

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HAMILTON DRIVE ST JOHN’S WOOD NW8

A NEWLY CONSTRUCTED REGENCY STYLE RESIDENCE (561.2 SQ M / 6,041 SQ FT) INTERIOR DESIGNED BY NATALIA MIYAR ATELIER, PROVIDING SPACIOUS AND WELL PLANNED FAMILY ACCOMMODATION WITH A PASSENGER LIFT SERVING ALL FLOORS AND SECURE UNDERGROUND GARAGING FOR THREE VEHICLES. Hamilton Drive is a discreetly appointed secure development of 10 Regency style houses located within walking distance of The American School in London, St John’s Wood High Street and St John’s Wood Underground Station (Jubilee Line).

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Principal Bedroom with Full En-Suite Bathroom and Dressing Room, Three Further Bedroom Suites, Dining Room, Formal Reception Room, Fully Fitted Kitchen Incorporating Informal Dining and TV Area, Gymnasium with Adjacent Shower Room, Cinema/Media Room, Utility Room, Storage Room, Guest Cloakroom, Entrance Hall, 24 Hour Concierge/Security, Private Rear Garden, Passenger Lift, Secure Underground Parking, Crestron Home Automation System, Lutron Lighting System, Thermostatically Controlled Zoned Underfloor Heating, Hot Water and Comfort Cooling, Air Conditioning.

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ST EDMUND'S TERRACE COMPRISES A STRIKING COLLECTION OF NINE LUXURY APARTMENTS ALL FINISHED TO A DISCERNINGLY HIGH SPECIFICATION. DESIGNED BY RENOWNED DEVELOPER THE LINTON GROUP, THE PROPERTY COMBINES THE BEST OF ELEGANT CONTEMPORARY LIVING WITH AN UNPARALLELED LOCATION IN THE HEART OF ONE OF LONDON’S MOST SOPHISTICATED AND SERENE NEIGHBOURHOODS. Enviably located between two of London’s finest Royal Parks, Primrose Hill and Regent’s Park, the building additionally benefits from being within close proximity to all of the cosmopolitan amenities of both Primrose Hill Village and St John’s Wood High Street.

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A CHARMING AND EXCEPTIONALLY SITUATED THREE BEDROOM GARDEN MAISONETTE (139.4 SQ M/ 1,500 SQ FT) LOCATED IN THE HEART OF LITTLE VENICE. THE APARTMENT OFFERS BRIGHT AND SPACIOUS LIVING ACCOMMODATION WITH VIEWS OVERLOOKING THE REGENT’S CANAL AND FURTHER BENEFITS FROM DIRECT ACCESS TO A PRIVATE 64FT GARDEN. Maida Avenue is superbly located close to all the shops and restaurants of both Clifton Road and Formosa Street and is within walking distance of Warwick Avenue Underground Station (Bakerloo Line).

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1. Love Frankie Flora X Fauna floral velvet lampshade in mustard, £50 (notonthehighstreet.com) | 2. Meadow flowers Spring wreath, £59 (ellajames.co.uk)| 3. Country Folk hen ceramic egg cup, £4.99 (giselagraham.co.uk) | 4. Alma chrysanthemum print velvet chair, £550 (raggedrose.com) | 5. Organic courgette and lime cake, £30 (available to order from Daylesford farm shops; daylesford.com) | 6. Zinnia Twilight 50x50 cushion, £90 (bluebellgray.com) | 7. British meadow watering can, £17.95 (annabeljames.co.uk) | 8. Mandarin handpainted giant lidded jar, £495 (oka.com)

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ART APP

Zebra One Gallery If, like us, you’ve missed gallery-going, there’s a tech solution that promises to be the next best thing. Hampstead’s Zebra One has launched a free augmented reality app, designed to allow the Capital’s contemporary art lovers to try out its shop range at home. Gallery director Gabrielle Du Plooy says that “during these difficult times we have had to take steps to reach a stay at home audience. We’re delighted with the way things have turned out. The app allows you to view our artists’ work on your own walls and try before you buy, it’s a fantastic tool for both the gallery and clients.” Ever wondered how Terry O’Neill’s portrait of a bodystockinged Kate Moss would sit above your dining room mantelpiece? Or how Banksy’s Choose Your Weapon, with its bright magenta background, might liven up the living room? Now you can find out. Available on iOS and Android via the App Store and Google Play (zebraonegallery.com)

ONLINE FESTIVAL

WOW Festival UK 1-21 March

Marking International Women’s Day, the Women of the World Festival returns, this time with a comprehensive digital offering that boasts over 30 online events. Hear from inspirational speakers including Ruby Wax, Arundhati Roy and Kimberlé Crenshaw; take part in workshops and discussions on pertinent themes with a female focus – from mental health to grief to intersectionality; and lose yourself in an online exhibition that features 100 trailblazing women from 10 cities around the world. Join in! thewowfoundation.com

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CULTURE

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Against the Tides From 1 March

Like all the best stories of human triumph over adversity, Stefan Stuckert’s latest feature-length documentary tugs at the heartstrings – and it dares us to dream big. The award-winning film follows British ultra-marathon swimmer Beth French as she attempts the Oceans Seven, an extreme challenge to swim seven of the world’s most perilous sea channels. It’s the definitive test for long distance swimmers and none have completed it within a year. But this former ME sufferer and single mum of an autistic boy is determined to do just that. As her journey unfolds, Beth is met with hypothermia, sharks, jellyfish, wild weather and of course, paralysing fatigue. A visceral, uplifting and emotional tale of love, hope and dogged determination. Available on demand from iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play and others (againstthetidesfilm.com)

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BOOK

500 Walks with Writers, Artists & Musicians By Kath Stathers

In a timely publication that marries global travel with the arts – both of which are sadly in short supply – Kath Stathers invites us to follow the footsteps of some of our greatest creatives. From epic pilgrimages to small village meanders, there’s a whole world to delve into. Visit Leonard Cohen’s beloved hometown of Montreal, discover Jules Verne’s centre of the earth (AKA Iceland’s Snæfellsjökull volcano), or take in Gustav Klimt’s breath-taking summer retreat, Lake Attersee in Salzkammergut. Of course, there are equally fascinating London jaunts to enjoy, too – and now. But this is a book to keep close at hand for when the world really does open up again.

ONLINE THEATRE

Good Grief Until 15 April

Starring Sian Clifford, best known as Fleabag’s hilariously neurotic sister Claire, and Nikesh Patel, who audiences will recognise as Foaly in Kenneth Branagh’s Artemis Fowl, this is an innovative production for our strange times, billed as a hybrid of theatre and film. A romantic comedy about grief, the play, written by Lorien Haynes and directed by Natalie Abrahami, is a funny, brutal, irreverent, and quintessentially British affair. Rehearsed over Zoom and produced under strict Covid guidelines, Good Grief is born out of serious limitations – but that’s also its triumph. Indeed, an entirely new theatrical format has emerged. Not to be missed.

£20, published 16 March by Frances Lincoln (quartoknows.com)

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go ucky HAPPY

Taj Atwal talks law of attraction and living in the end, and tells us why her latest role is the perfect antidote to lockdown lows

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Life isn’t exactly going swimmingly for Taj Atwal’s latest character, Roxy. Having spent her life believing that she is unable to have children, she finds herself pregnant, only to be told by her long-term boyfriend that he no longer wants to be with her. As if that weren’t stressful enough, her lottery syndicate believes it has been robbed of a winning ticket. Nevertheless, Taj thinks that this latest series of Kay Mellor’s The Syndicate is pure entertainment – in fact, the perfect antidote to lockdown lows. “I know that the way I am describing it sounds heavy, but the way that Kay writes is so salt of the earth,” she explains. “There are so many poignant, so many funny moments in this whole thing. And at the heart of it is this set of characters who absolutely stick by each other through thick and thin. There is just so much fun in this journey. I am hoping that after this lockdown, people are just going to be looking for something exactly like that.” Taj first worked with Kay when she played nervous young mum Jasmin in comedy-drama In the Club. Knowing how she worked, the writer approached Taj about playing this part when the scripts were still in development. “She sent them to me and said, ‘Look, there’s this character Roxy, and I really want you to play her… Have a read of the scripts’,” she recalls. “I think that as an actress it is always flattering to be given the choice of whether you want to do a job or not. That is what I strive for at least, to have that choice.” This was, of course, pre-Covid, but Taj believes that some sixth sense was responsible for her accepting the part. “I was also asked to go back to Line of Duty [she played PC Tatleen Sohota in series five of the cult hit], so I had a couple of options. I feel like subconsciously I knew that

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something was going to happen though, because I wanted to do a project that was really warm, loving, wholesome…” she explains. “I loved the script. I think it was just what my soul needed at the time.” It was, Taj says, everything that she thought it would be and more, despite being a distinctly unusual filming experience. “We were meant to start when the first lockdown happened, so we just delayed the shoot. Then we started as soon as lockdown was lifted. But we were filming in Leeds, which went into its own local lockdown the first week that we were there,” she recalls. “We didn’t see any of our family and friends pretty much for four months straight, on top of the previous lockdown. But weirdly, it was just the most amazing experience that I have had. I think we knew subconsciously that we had to make it work. You just have to find the joy in it – and we all tried that bit harder to do that. And when we went to work it just felt incredible because we were at work and we were so grateful to be working, and luckily, we all got on,” she laughs. The events of the last year have hit those in the arts sector hard, but Taj has been lucky to have worked pretty much throughout. “To me, it has felt like I have always been working, because if I was not acting, I would be writing, and if I wasn’t writing I was doing a voiceover. So, I am thankful that there is always something that I can put my mind to,” she explains. The writing in question is a film, but at this time Taj isn’t really able to reveal too much about it. “I haven’t got the full green light yet,” she apologises. “But I am working with some fantastic people, and I am hoping that it will go ahead, and then hopefully I would like to write a series for it as well.”

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Though she loves writing, she admits that it does not come as naturally as acting. “Writing is kind of a love/hate thing. A labour of love for me – I have to try and force myself. Acting feels way easier. As soon as I am in that world it just feels like home and it is so natural. Writing is a bit more of a practice, but I will get there.” While work has been happening, social distancing and restrictions have meant that physical auditions haven’t. “It has been so long since I have been in the room now, because of Covid, that I will probably be terrified when I go back,” she admits. “I always used to be, but there was this interview that Bryan Cranston gave, and he said that you should go into the room prepared, but prepared to work. It is a working environment; you are there to work the script and discuss. And I can’t remember exactly what he said, but it was something like that, and it made me chill out so much more, and realise that it is a two-way situation, and that there is nothing to be scared of, you are just going in there to explore the character. And that really took the pressure off a bit.” That first, post-Covid audition can wait a little longer, though, as Taj already has her next project lined up, a cross-cultural rom com directed by Shekhar Kapur. “It’s a film called What’s Love Got to Do with It? with Lily James and Emma Thompson and Shazad Latif, and it is an absolute joy,” she tells me. “It is another really uplifting story that I cannot wait for people to see. I am all about the uplifting stuff at the moment.” While filming of The Syndicate was postponed during the first national lockdown, the industry has now found ways to operate within the restrictions, and work is just beginning on What’s Love Got to Do with It?. “I got to meet the cast


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“There is just so much fun in this journey. I am hoping that after this lockdown, people are just going to be looking for something exactly like that” playing my family the other day – we got to do a photoshoot – and, again, I feel like everyone is just so grateful to be working, and it is just such an amazing, positive, loving environment – minus the million virus tests a week,” Taj jokes. “I am having four this week, tomorrow will be my fourth; I’m not sure that I have got any nose tissue left. When I first started having them, the swab was excruciating, but now they put it straight in, and it goes right up, and it comes out and I don’t even feel it!” All the tests in the world will not bring theatre back just yet, though, and this is something particularly close to Taj’s heart, as she is patron of Theatre@41, a creative hub and performing arts centre found in the heart of York (where she went to college). “Theatre is an integral part of communities,” she tells me, explaining why she became involved, “and especially the theatre that I am a patron of, because it is for the people – for people with disabilities, for people from backgrounds where you wouldn’t normally be able to get into theatre, so to speak. And I just think it is such an integral part of each community and area, and I think it is essential to have something like that. As an outlet.” So, what are her thoughts on the current closures? “It is so tricky,” she sighs. “I always like to live in the end, and I always have high hopes for pretty much everything, and I see there being a silver lining. It is nigh on impossible that there won’t be. People want stories, and they want theatre, and we will have to open up again, and we just have to stay committed to that. Being vocal about it.” This positive mental attitude seems to be serving Taj well – indeed the only things currently keeping her awake at night are the naughty London foxes who have burrowed under her garden and are up to mischief at ungodly hours of the morning. “They are so noisy. They start at like four in the morning. Like, wow! Do it at a decent time, at least!” she laughs. Her happiness is infectious. “Sometimes the world can be difficult, and finding some happiness is a big achievement, especially this year,” she tells me. “God there’s been days I have wanted to give up, and just not doing that and having the courage to carry on, that’s a big achievement.” So, what helps her to carry on? “Maybe just finding the small joys in things,” she explains. “Starting small – a beautiful flower. Or some days I will come across a stranger who has just been so loving and kind. Or having a little sing song in the bath. It’s the really small, mundane things like that that make me really happy,” she grins. This happiness undoubtedly comes from feeling secure in herself, and for that, Taj credits inspirational writer and speaker Abraham Hicks. “The crux of what she speaks about is law of attraction, but really it is about your inner guidance,” she explains. “Coming home to yourself, and trusting that you are always supported and loved, universally. That you always have an inner love. And I always, always, always

turn to her YouTube videos any time I need any kind of guidance, or anything like that. I would say that she really inspires me. If you ever feel that you need a little bit of a positive boost, watch some of her stuff on YouTube. She is just absolutely amazing, and I have transformed my life listening to her. She is someone that I would love to meet one day,” she smiles. Right now, what would make Taj even happier, she says, is a sunny picnic with a big group friends – and no requirement for any kind of social distancing. “I love nothing more than going for a picnic,” she exclaims. “The amount of picnic baskets that I have got that I’ve never even used. That I bought before this all happened… I just want to go for a picnic with loads of friends, and drink loads of Champagne, and get pissed in a London park – we are lucky to have so many green spaces.” Taj really does feel fortunate to live here. “Luckily, with life and work, I have travelled pretty much everywhere, and I always come back to

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London,” she reveals. “Even now, there is always something going on. There is always some place that I haven’t been, or that is new to discover. And I have been here for so, so long, and there are still places where I’m like, ‘oh, I haven’t been there before’, or ‘that’s new’.” Picnic aside, how would she spend a perfect unrestricted day in London? “There are so many gorgeous boutique local coffee shops, so supporting a little business like that, getting a coffee and a croissant; going to one of the many markets; going to a museum; walking along the South Bank; seeing a play; just sitting out on one of our green spaces…” she sighs. “So simple. We’ll be able to do all of those things again soon, I can feel it. We will!” Taj’s positive attitude must be rubbing off, because I’m starting to feel it too. Better times are coming. The Syndicate is on BBC1 and will be available for catch up on the iPlayer.

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ON TRIAL

eSalons bespoke home hair-colouring service This past year we’ve learnt a lot from being at home; we’ve mastered the banana bread, tackled those DIY jobs and upped our game on the home fitness front, so what next? There’s no denying that the lockdown has left us all longing for our next hair colour appointment. So many have been booked, cancelled and rescheduled, just to be cancelled again… we’ve all been there. Frustrated to be left in the lurch once again, and with roots that desperately needed attention, I decided to take matters into my own hands, sans salon. Unlike anything you can grab off the shelves, eSalon, which launched 10 years ago, is an online made-to-order custom home hair colour service. What makes it most unique is that eSalon boasts a team of licensed experts, ready to work with you to create a completely personalised colour, mixed to cater to your every need (not to mention those of your locks). Meaning you can achieve salon quality hair in the comfort of your home, at a fraction of the salon price, very easily. After creating an online colour profile detailing my hair’s history and revealing my ultimate hair colour goal (this is no quick task, but completely necessary), I had an extremely helpful email conversation with an eSalon colour expert to make sure I was happy and to double check my colour choices before continuing with my order. A few days later, a beautiful bespoke package arrived with everything I needed to complete my new look, along with some specific but easy to follow personalised instructions. Feeling a little sceptical at first, I began to work the unique-to-me colour smoothly through my hair. I needn’t have worried, there was plenty to go around and the formula wasn’t at all drippy or messy, nor the smell overpowering. The whole process took about 40 minutes and was seamless from start to finish. The resultant colour is gorgeous – it is exactly what I had pictured, and I am truly happy with it. I feel pampered and I don’t think my hair has ever been left looking so shiny after a colour. Home colour kits work best if you’re looking for basic upkeep – if you’re hankering for a drastic change, they advise leaving it to the professionals – but this method, eSalon assures me, is perfect for minimal maintenance and helps to keep that salon quality feel for longer. Back on Zoom, the compliments flow; the eSalon team has delivered on its promise. PC

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SELF-CARE

Don’t hate, meditate

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How are you coping with the stresses of another extraordinary year? While keeping active is key to maintaining mental health, it’s also really important to know how to do absolutely nothing and totally switch off. But, as crazy as it sounds, finding that perfect Shavasana moment can be harder than kicking off that Couch to 5K challenge. If, like us, you find forced relaxation tricky, this clever eye mask might hold the key to helping you find Zen and fully give yourself to the

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moment. The new Luna Eyes self-heating mask from Sensory Retreats is a warming, lavender scented single use eye mask that is the perfect accessory to help you power down, recharge and reset your mental batteries. Using patented air activated technology, the velvety soft masks are activated by oxygen molecules in the atmosphere, immediately starting to emit a soft, safe and soothing heat as soon as you open the packet and place them over your eyes. That heat, combined

with a luxurious lavender aroma, naturally triggers the brain to switch into ‘downtime’ mode. Along with the mask, Sensory Retreats also provides two soundtracks designed to help guide you in a micro or macro meditation. It’s time to relish in relaxation, rather than resisting it. Available individually (£3.95), in a pack of seven (£21) or as a subscription where you’ll receive 10 masks for the price of seven (£21), (sensoryretreats.com)


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WELLBEING

All White on the Night Is it summer yet? We’re impatient, to say the least; even if things don’t turn out to be quite as free as hoped – there’s something about feeling the sun on our faces that makes everything seem that bit better. In the absence of guaranteed sunshine, we’re turning to a new vitamin IV concierge service – available in the comfort of our own homes, no less – to help us thrive. Intravenous vitamin therapy efficiently provides the body and cells with the vitamins, minerals and amino acids it needs, all delivered directly into the bloodstream. And because White Night’s very own team of ‘White Knights’ are also qualified medical professionals, they can still come riding to the rescue (in full PPE, naturally) during lockdown. Their consummate professionalism means that the whole process is utterly stress-free, even for those who feel slightly wobbly around needles. The B12 Booster Shot is our favourite little ray of sunshine, giving an instant dose of vitamin B12, to strengthen, energise and restore, leaving us feeling ready to face the day, refreshed and whole. And there are a host of other options available, too, from The Mother of All Antioxidants, a treatment fuelled by glutathione, our protector and guardian of cells, to The Recovery IV Drip, an instant dose of hydration made from a clever blend of vitamins and amino acids. The perfect rescue remedy.

The ultimate self care ritual, helping you to relax and recover in the comfort of your own home

Home visits cost £50, with treatments priced from £40 for the B12 Shot. For more details, see whitenightlondon.co.uk

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Scents of place It’s International Fragrance Day this month and to celebrate, we’ll be treating ourselves to a new spritz (we don’t need much of an excuse these days). If you too are in search of the ultimate signature scent, luxury perfumier Initio Parfums Privés is a great place to start. The exclusive French brand takes fragrance to a whole new level, harnessing the science of pheromones to make truly powerful perfumes. Their new launch, Musk Therapy, is a case in point – acting as

a magical mood enhancer, it has been designed to restore peace of mind and instil a state of wellbeing. Natural white sandalwood blends with an overdose of white and pink musk for an addictive milky and velvety accord. White magnolia activates the pleasure receptor while blackcurrant stimulates energy, paving the way to inner peace and pure delight. And that’s just what we need given current circumstances. £205 (harrods.com)

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Verso Super Facial Oil, £100

Odacité Mon Ami facial acupressure tool, £17

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Tiba + Marl Elwood backpack in silver, £140 (tibaandmarl.com)

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NARLOA Pink Detox Bath Soak, £14 (narloa.com)

Jessica Russell Flint Paint by Flora long robe, £330 (jessicarussellflint.co.uk)

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Food &drink

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Simon Rogan at Home What are your pandemic silver linings? For me, one of the things that has made the last 12 months bearable has been the opportunity to enjoy top class food at home in my PJs (though I am longing to get my glad rags on and get back out to my favourite restaurants). When the Capital’s restaurateurs were forced to close their doors, they quickly adapted to offer delivery services across the city and beyond. And, excitingly, vice versa, too, with chefs from afar offering delivery to London addresses. As a fan of Simon Rogan’s restaurant Aulis London, a trip to L’Enclume and Rogan & Co in the Lake District has been on the bucket list for a while. Travel plans are obviously on hold, but a nationwide delivery service launched last year has offered the opportunity to sample what’s usually on offer there, and, with a special occasion to celebrate, I jump at the chance. Weekly-changing menus have been designed to showcase seasonal twists on signature dishes. Available for nationwide delivery from Friday to Sunday, each menu uses produce from Simon’s very own farm, located in the Cartmel Valley, as well as his favourite regional suppliers. Our beautifully packaged food is delivered by courier. The simple instructions explain what everything is, and what to do with it. There’s even a QR code linking directly to step-by-step videos explaining how to cook and plate the food. With preparation time for each course of less than 10 minutes, it looks deliciously simple. And it is. We start with warm sourdough bread and tarn butter (so good that I lick the ramekin clean – a clear advantage of being at home). Next up, crushed saltbaked celeriac, dulse, trout roe and buttermilk sauce, which is divine and, with on-line tutelage from one of Simon’s team, looks the part, too. The belly pork takes moments to finish off and is a melt in the mouth treat, perfectly complemented by a cider and mustard sauce, vegetable hot pot and king oyster mushrooms. It’s a little while before we have room for the apple and chestnut Eton mess, but there lies the beauty of the eat at home feast – we retire to watch our latest box set in front of the open fire while we digest our mains, before finishing it off with a nightcap later. It is the perfect night in.

Feast your eyes on this month’s finest

Priced at £45 per person plus £10 delivery. A three-course delivery option is also available throughout zones 1-3 from Aulis London. For details of both offerings, see simonroganathome.co.uk

POP UP

Flower power Here’s some news to brighten your day: Italy’s most Instagramable plant-based burger joint has just opened the doors to its first site in the UK. Sitting pretty on Fitzrovia’s Charlotte Street, the restaurant offers a vibrant menu of colourful vegan fast food that’s crying out to be shown off on your squares. Made in-house using fresh veg, cereals and legumes, Flower Burger classics include

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the Cherry Bomb featuring a lentil and basmati rice patty in a pink bun coloured with beetroot; and the signature Flower Burger, with a seitan and red kidney bean patty served in a purple bun. Making its debut here is the Jungle Burger; a red bean and oat patty, with lettuce, tomatoes, courgettes, Flower cheddar and wild smoky BBQ sauce, served in a

green bun made with turmeric and spirulina. Burgers are paired with a selection of sides including potato wedges, edamame and patatas bravas. And, to round off the meal, there are a range of delicious vegan desserts to choose from – we love the Coco-nuts, made with creamy coconut heart between nut grains in espresso coffee, cocoa roasted hazelnuts and a vegan

chocolate glaze. It goes without saying that the space is as playful as the food – think bold colours, kaleidoscopic graphics and psychedelic designs. When eat-ins are allowed, the swing table, surrounded by four candy coloured swinging chairs is sure to be in high demand. Bloomin’ marvellous. 43 Charlotte Street, W1T (flowerburger.co.uk)

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FOOD&DRINK LONDON FOODIE

Cherish Finden

Executive Pastry Chef, Pan Pacific London What’s the last thing you cooked? Chocolate Sfogliatelle, delicious seashell shaped flaky pastries from the south of Italy.

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Little Cooks Lemon Biscuits Pandemic parenting can be tough – we hear you! Not everybody is Blue Peter badge qualified to organise daily craft, science and cookery activities, and those who are don’t necessarily have the patience or motivation to roll their sleeves up after a hard day at the coalface of remote working and homeschooling. Fear not, Little Cooks Co are here to assist with their monthly subscription-based recipe kit. The 100 per cent recyclable box is packed with all the natural and healthy dry ingredients required for a delicious and nutritious recipe designed to be baked at home by kids. And every box bought pays for a vulnerable school child in the UK to receive a healthy breakfast through a partnership with the charity Magic Breakfast. Designed by a nutritionist, the delicious, healthy recipes use whole, natural, organic ingredients – expect the likes of the delicious lemon biscuits in the recipe below (which, incidentally, would make the perfect handmade Mother’s Day treat, ahem). That’s what you call a parenting win.

INGREDIENTS 120g brown rice flour | 80g almond flour | 3g cinnamon | 2g ginger | 2g bicarbonate of soda |1 egg | 90g butter/coconut oil (60g + 30g) | 120g honey (90g + 30g) | 1 and a half lemons | 3g sunflower seeds | 50g cashew nuts | 1 tsp vanilla essence | 5g dried marigold flowers | 3g turmeric

METHOD Preheat the oven to 170c (180c non fan assisted/ gas mark 4). Sieve the brown rice flour, almond flour, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger and bicarbonate of soda into a large mixing bowl, mix it together and make a hole in the middle ready for the wet ingredients. Whisk the egg and pour it into the hole you made in the dry ingredients. Melt 60g butter or coconut oil and add it to the dry ingredients with 90g honey. Carefully grate the skin of your lemons and add it to the bowl of ingredients. Then add the sunflower seeds and stir thoroughly. Use a spoon or your hand to make 15-20 small

balls with the mix and pop them on a baking tray lined with parchment. Slightly flatten them and make sure they aren’t touching because they expand when they cook! Bake for 15 mins until slightly golden. While they are cooking, make your icing by whizzing the cashews in a blender until they are the consistency of flour, with no lumps. Melt 30g butter or coconut oil and mix it with the cashew flour, 30g honey, 20 ml lemon juice and 1 tsp vanilla essence in a small bowl and then pop it in the fridge to thicken (10-15 mins). Next, carefully remove the yellow petals from your dried flowers and place into a small bowl, making sure no green stems remain. When your biscuits are ready, allow them to cool fully before spreading 1 tsp of icing onto each and then decorating with your petals. Store in the fridge for up to 5 days. Little Cooks Co recipe kits are priced at £12.99 a month. For details and to order, see littlecooksco.co.uk

What’s your signature dish? That’s a very difficult question to answer because for me, creativity never stops. I love to do so many different things; to make the ordinary extraordinary. I would have to say my petit gateau and my afternoon tea collections, although these are always evolving and changing. What do you cook on your days off? I cook so many things… Yesterday I made Chinese hot pot. I love to create experiences whereby we can eat and share together. I also made fresh bao with slow cooked pulled pork, soya sauce, sesame and ginger. To finish, I created Kueh Lapis, which is a delicious traditional South East Asian baked layered cake. Best meal you’ve ever eaten? My mum’s home cooked food, her chilli crab is the best. I really enjoy a meal together with my brother and sisters, our family rule is no mobile phone or any gadget on the dining table, so we can really appreciate the moment of being together. Guilty food pleasure? Champagne paired with lots of different cheeses and charcuterie. If you could cook for anyone, who? I would like to cook for Her Majesty one day, not just to bake a cake, but to cook a meal for her and her family – it’d be a true honour. What should no kitchen be without? A ruler of course. Precision skills and a thermometer are key, too. A new statement of luxury in the heart of the city, Pan Pacific London is due to open later this spring. 80 Houndsditch, EC3A (020 7118 6888; panpacific.com)

Take 5: Easter treats

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Egg iced biscuits, £16.95

Chocolate Acorn Easter egg, £35

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WELLNESS RETREAT

A world of pampering STAYCATION

It might be a while before we can hop on a plane and head overseas, but we’ve found just the tonic to temper the travel longing. For those seeking a little TLC after a truly difficult year, Sopwell House is offering the ultimate global spa experience at their Cottonmill Spa, with a selection of the world’s best experiences and treatments all under one roof (and just 20 minutes from Kings Cross). From Alpine infinity pools and German thermal baths, to Himalayan wellness retreats and Moroccan riads, Cottonmill has taken inspiration from around the world to create a world class facility that combines relaxation, connection with nature and restoration of the senses. Take the Panoramic Sauna, with its floorto-ceiling windows and geometric lines it was inspired by trips to the Tyrolean Alps, where mountain-top vantage points connect guests to the surrounding trees and landscape beyond. Meanwhile, the Deep Relaxation Room was inspired by high-tech Japanese sleep pods. A darkened, sensuous space with cocoon-like feels, it has been kitted out with six softly-vibrating Four Senses loungers, which change colour and play relaxing music. And the Spa Garden, with its lush greenery, tinkling water features, cosy cabanas and private hot tubs will transport you to blissful Bali. You know you deserve it.

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Spa days start from £140 and breaks from £289. For more details of treatments and experiences, see sopwellhouse.co.uk

RURAL ESCAPE

Back to nature

Forgive us if you’ve heard us mention this one before, but we’ve been looking forward to this opening for the best part of a year, so we’ve got everything crossed that it is able go ahead as planned this month. Set in a former glass blowing factory in the pretty Norfolk village of Langham, The Harper has embraced its history with bespoke glass features. Located in the heart of North Norfolk’s tranquil countryside, but close to the sea, we think that the 32-bedroom boutique hotel is the perfect place to recharge. Guests can curl up in front of the log burner, hang out playing board games or pool in The Den, enjoy sunny days and eat al fresco

in The Yard, or simply kick back and relax at the on-site spa, with indoor pool, steam room, sauna, jacuzzi and menu of stress-melting treatments. Meanwhile, those looking to explore the glorious setting can grab one of the hotel’s bikes or head off on one of the pre-planned rambling trails, before returning for a hearty feast to refuel. Food at The Harper honours the seasons and celebrates the hotel’s location where land meets sea – think cosmopolitan with a Norfolk twist. Sounds divine. Rooms start at £175 per night (theharper.co.uk)

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We may have been advised against booking a foreign holiday, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take a break from our own four walls – we’re planning a little staycation right here in London as soon as it’s safe to do so. This spring sees the opening of Montcalm East, the latest hotel in the Autograph Collection. Occupying a prime Shoreditch position, with its striking, Op-Art inspired futuristic façade, it’s clear that what’s on offer here is a little bit different. The cultural offering, is a big part of the hotel’s appeal. Montcalm has worked with art curators CULTURE A to commission a selection of thought-provoking artwork, with a focus on local East London and emerging talent. And a partnership with Proud Galleries will see the Mezzanine level adorned with works by legendary photographers who continue to capture the most iconic people, moments and trends defining pop culture. The hotel even has its own photo lab, enabling guests to capture their own moments on film and then develop them. Say cheese. Opening rates from £199 on a B&B basis. 151-157 City Road, ECIV (marriott.co.uk)

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Interiors news Make your house a home

Earth kind design

Outdoor Poetry, Ferm Living’s new garden collection, evokes the serenity of spring. Mixing patio pieces with smaller accessories, the designs come in a pleasing palette of warm earthy tones while materials focus on sustainability. Recalling an Egyptian clay pitcher, the Liba watering can is a sculptural affair made from 100 per cent recycled plastic; the modernist desert lounge chair and the handbraided Path hammock offer ultimate outdoor relaxation despite their unusual makeup of post-consumer plastic bottles, while the simple, stylish Peka bench is crafted from FSC-certified Accoya-treated pine. From €79 for the watering can (fermliving.com)

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Spotlight on: NUDE

With smoked glassware enjoying a renaissance, our attention turns to NUDE, an Istanbul-based brand whose ethos is simple, considered design in a world of too much noise. Specialising in handmade, pure crystalline glass, the brand marries centuries-old artisanal techniques with wildly creative, cutting edge design. NUDE’s international talent pool of designers includes Sebastian Herkner, whose playful beret storage box is a thing of modern beauty. Medium beret

Emma Christmas’ new stoneware botanist pots for Poetware are full of the joys of spring. Handmade and each one unique, the smiley ceramics feature two separated vessels that can be filled with water to create a floral display that’s packed with personality – go wild with sticks, sprigs and blooms from the back garden and they’ll come to life. Beautifully craft-driven and highly covetable, you’ll have a little family before you know it. They also prove the perfect home office addition if you’re missing your desk buddies. £85 each (rajtentclub.com)

storage box, £100 (andyoulifestyle.com)

Cucina chic

They may be best loved for their large scale retro refrigerators, but this month, Smeg are going small. The Italian brand’s first ever cookware collection comprises frying pans in two sizes, a wok and a casserole dish – and it’s as sleek and stylish as you’d expect. The pieces are crafted using cold forged aluminium and feature an essential non-stick primer coating. For use on all hob types including induction, they’re as functional as they are fashion-forward. Choose from black, red or cream for a streamlined set, or mix and match for added interest in your cooking space. From £99.95 (smeglondon.com)

Take 5: frill seekers

Emile Henry ruffled pie dish, clay, £27 (amara.com)

Ruffle linen tea towel, dove grey, £12 (hudsonhome.co.uk)

Signature scalloped lampshade in raffia, medium, £162 (matildagoad.com)

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Coco & Wolf Libby and Capel frill double bedspread, £295 (libertylondon.com)

Projekti Tyyny velvet frill cushion, apricot, £70 (blumestudio.co.uk)

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KITCHEN RETHINK

LOCKDOWN HAS SEEN HOMEOWNERS HANKERING FOR MORE SPACE, PUTTING OPEN-PLAN KITCHEN EXTENSIONS BACK IN THE SPOTLIGHT. IF YOU’RE LOOKING TO EXPAND YOUR IMMEDIATE HORIZONS, HERE ARE SOME PROJECTS TO INSPIRE

WORDS by ALI HOWARD

LIGHT FANTASTIC Part of a complete renovation of what was described as a “dark and cluttered terrace house”, this contemporary kitchen extension not only opens up the rear of the property, but allows natural light to flood through the whole of the ground floor. With the use of Crittall-style doors and a simple glazed side return, the eye is drawn from the living room through to the open-plan kitchen/diner, and straight out into the entertainment-focused garden. A huge pivot door opens up onto the patio, which lies perfectly flush with the floor tiles, while oversized glazing, complete with a window seat, further adds to the kitchen’s abundant feel of light and space.

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“Careful use of large-format glass meant that we could really open up the space and create an evident relationship between the main house and the outbuilding, which makes for a property where the client can embrace indoor-outdoor living year-round. We have worked hard to create something which will bring the homeowners happiness for many years to come.” Patrick Abrams, Applied Studio

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INSIDE OUT Unusually, this modern kitchen doesn’t open up at the rear but at the side of the property. Nevertheless, the back wall is fully glazed and becomes the main feature with its eye-catching suspended metal shelving adorned with rustic earthenware and trailing house plants. While this is a trick that playfully blurs the boundaries between inside and outside space, the use of nature’s palette doesn’t end there. Industrial faux concrete is offset with a homely American walnut in the cabinets, while surfaces are crafted from a rich, visually textured stone. And while electrical lighting comes courtesy of a trio of arresting pendants above the island, this kitchen enjoys three-way natural light. eggersmanndesign.com

“The clients wanted a light and airy space which retained views into the garden on all three sides of the kitchen. The solution was to suspend metal shelves, worktops and slender drawers on metal frames to keep the space functional yet light. The window behind the hob was also perfectly specified to have the kitchen cabinets frame this view” Gary Singer, Eggersmann Design

Above and right: Suspended shelves, worktops and metal frames make clever use of space while helping to maximise on light in this striking kitchen Left: Large format glazing allows the homeowners here to embrace indoor-outdoor living year-round

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Right and below: Forest green cabinetry gives the perfect contrast to this otherwise light and bright bespoke Scandiinspired kitchen

SCANDI URBAN This bespoke kitchen project mixes Scandi design influences with a cool utilitarian edge and the result is a truly inviting family space that looks every bit lived in and loved. With a generous floorplan to work with, the room is zoned into three distinct areas; kitchen, dining and living space, while huge patio doors and an exposed ceiling ensure it is kept light and bright – with plenty of height. In a creative use of materials, raw plywood combines with steel and concrete, while the pale fixtures are contrasted with an expanse of deep forest green cabinetry and a painted accent wall. With a cosy log burner and a laid-back dining table set-up, this kitchen is commodious but altogether homely. maincompany.com

Bottom: Sleek and streamlined, with its double height sliding glass doors, this kitchen has a gallery-like aesthetic

“The kitchen was designed to embrace its urban surroundings, we wanted to create a modern yet quirky space, full of character. To do this we chose to experiment with expressive materials: raw plywood adds freshness to the space while the use of steel and concrete adds a more industrial, urban edge.” Alex Main, The Main Company

A GLASS ACT When it comes to kitchen projects on a truly ambitious scale, it pays to look up as well as out. This stunning double height extension features slim-framed sliding glass doors designed to maximise on daylight. But the towering glazing does so much more than flood the rear of the property with sunshine. It also brings a dramatic, gallery-like aesthetic to the open-plan kitchen/living space – and that’s echoed in the oversized contemporary artwork on one wall and the vast expanse of exposed brick on the other. The kitchen itself is suitably streamlined, with a sleek, stone island and a slimline midcentury dining table meeting the minimalist lines of the three panes. iqglassuk.com

“We designed and installed an impressive set of double height sliding doors as part of the rear renovation to this London family house. The homeowners opted for a fully glazed double-height façade to create a welcoming, light-filled kitchen space that functions as the new heart of the home, while providing seamless access to the rest of the indoor and outdoor living spaces.” Lucy Thompson, IQ Glass

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AT HOME WITH

At home with

CARINE OTTOU When restrictions allow, this Cameroonian chef runs lively cookery classes and supper clubs from her Victorian terrace. Designer Yoko Kloeden has reimagined the property, putting the concept of a ‘cook’s kitchen’ at the heart of the home WORDS by ALI HOWARD PHOTOGRAPHY by CATHY PYLE

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here’s nothing like 12 months of confinement to test out the liveability of a newly renovated family home. For Carine, who’s been locked down for much of the past year with her husband and their two girls aged seven and two, the property is everything she’d hoped it would be – even when it’s stretched to social limits. “It is simple,” she says. “The whole family can work and study in different rooms and meet at lunch or dinnertime for a beautiful get-together meal. We are still very much happy to see each other. It is an accomplishment.” This, of course, has everything to do with the property’s considered design, the handiwork of Japanese architect and interior designer Yoko Kloeden, whose residential projects are famed for their mood-enhancing qualities. The conversion included a comprehensive ground floor extension that has opened up the rear of the house, making room for an openplan and streamlined kitchen/dining space. The pièce de résistance? A kitchen island on castors, designed to be wheeled directly outside and onto a decked barbecue area, ready for an alfresco feast in which the chef takes centre stage. It is perfect for Carine. “I needed a space that would combine family life with my food activities,” she explains. “I wanted an inside-out kitchen and to have extended use of the outdoor space. I wanted my guests to see me cook and to interact while I’m busy… I wanted an open space that would do that.” The idea came about during the project’s early design phase when Carine and Yoko imagined one continuous table that went from dining room to kitchen to garden – and when the eye is drawn down the centre of these three open spaces you can visualise just that. Describing the project as a collaborative process, Carine says of Yoko, “she understood the deal breakers for us as a family – not to mention that we had serious budget limitations. These specifics dictated how the structural designs and building constraints would have to be ingeniously creative to meet our expectations.” Transforming a modestly sized dining room into one that accommodates 12 guests is just one example of how Yoko has made deft use of every inch of the property – originally a tight 1,030 sq ft. Here, the designer has teamed an extendable wooden dining table with a custom-made, built-in bench that not only reaches the full length of the room, adding a cosy, casual seating area, but which doubles as a nifty storage unit, too. Yoko wanted this room to be an indoor version of Carine’s outdoor entertaining space, creating a seamless, year-round experience that doesn’t allow a little bit of rain to spoil the party. In a pleasing symmetry the padded bench, complete with luxurious scatter cushions, mimics its outdoor counterpart, while industrial hanging shelves with trailing house plants sit in front of a dramatic wall of exposed brick, bringing the garden inside. In an arresting mix of materials that echoes Carine’s ‘straight from nature’ culinary ethos, Yoko has used vintage oak, Belgian lime paint, zinc, concrete and brass, and the result is invitingly homely. “I am a massive fan of all things natural and I love to feel texture,” Carine says. “This was something Yoko was able to capture gracefully in the brief.” Born in Cameroon and brought up in France, the chef was also keen to draw on her rich cultural heritage and the attention to detail is to be admired: antique pendant lights were acquired in brocantes in France, while decorative masks and mudcloth cushions were sourced directly from West Africa.

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The nature-inspired aesthetic continues throughout the property with an earthy colour palette that offers a calming sense of continuity. Carine’s living room is a sanctuary with its Scandi-inspired furniture, its raw and rustic wooden pieces and its wholly inviting stone grey window seat – installed by Yoko to give her client a peaceful spot in which to relax and unwind after a busy day in the kitchen. Though the house is predominately neutral in tone, there are a few arresting colour pops: the master ensuite boasts beautiful glazed Zellige tiles in mixed, muted hues of green and grey. Handcrafted and perfectly imperfect, the tiles complement a vanity unit crafted from raw wood, further adding to the earthy, textured look. And in Carine’s home office space, a powdery blue-grey paint is used to bring a soothing sense of tranquillity while careful consideration has been given to the position of the desk. Look away from the screen and your eyes are met with a view of the garden’s lush living wall. With spring around the corner, and an end to lockdown in sight, Carine is looking forward to making the most of her modern family home with its convivial, culinary heart. “I feel the look of the house is the image of what I envisioned in my wildest dreams,” she says. “It is the indoor-outdoor kitchen that has won me over – to see my kids run around it. These are priceless moments.” Instagram @inspiringchefs and @mariemingle (yokokloeden.com)

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GET THE LOOK 1. Mix rustic wood with stone grey upholstery for modern nature-inspired seating. Milagra armchair, £730 (sweetpeaandwillow.com) 2. Break up the black and white with colourful scatter cushions that offer an artisanal edge. African print cushion, maroon circles, £49 (lolaandmawu.com)

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3. Add contemporary calm with modular, stacking candles in monochrome. Concrete & Wax candle and holder, from £38 (concreteandwax.com) 4. Up your kitchen game with stylish accessories in marble and acacia wood. Stripe chopping board, £46.70 (cielshopinteriors.com) 5. Create an indoor jungle to blur the boundaries between inside and outside space. Monstera Deliciosa, medium, £25 (leafenvy.co.uk)

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Successful scholars

Happy children make better learners, says Catherine Arslan, Deputy Head, Pastoral at north London’s St. Anthony’s School for Boys. She tells us how the school achieves this

With pupil wellbeing at the heart of everything they do, St. Anthony’s School for Boys is known for the exceptionally high quality of its pastoral care. Everybody at the school firmly believes that happy children are best placed to be successful learners and engaged members of the school community. The first port of call for St. Anthony’s boys or parents when it comes to pastoral matters is usually the form tutor. Working alongside them to ensure closely monitored and tailor-made pastoral care is Head of Pastoral, Catherine Arslan. “At St Anthony’s we take pride in the fact that we know every pupil: our small class sizes and the expertise of our staff ensure that each and every one of our boys is known and valued as an individual,”

says Catherine. “It matters to us very much that our pupils are happy. And resilient and self-aware enough to recognise when they are not, and to ask for help. Our carefully structured pastoral care system, and the dedicated and highly skilled staff with key pastoral responsibilities, mean that pupil wellbeing and welfare is always top of our priority list.” A rewards system celebrates the boys’ achievements and encourages them to continuously strengthen the attitudes, skills and behaviours which underpin their educational achievement and personal development. “We reward hard work, perseverance, initiative, progress in learning, achievement (academic, practical, athletic, creative), good conduct, kindness and consideration of others. Our boys succeed when they persevere in the face of challenges, use their initiative, take responsibility for their own learning and behaviour, help each other to learn, and contribute to the respectful, purposeful and responsible ethos of St. Anthony’s School for Boys,” Catherine explains. A School Council, consisting of pupils from Years 4 and 8, enables boys to experience positions of responsibility and gives them the

opportunity to really contribute to school matters. School Councillors are elected by their class at the beginning of each academic year: candidates are asked to ‘pitch’ to their classmates, giving an account of why they believe they would make a good representative. Two children from each class are elected, a Form Captain and a Vice Captain. The representatives then have the task of gathering views and ideas from their class and presenting them in meetings with the Head Boy team and Deputy Head, Pastoral. “School Council meetings are spirited gatherings full of great ideas, fun and much debate!” reveals Catherine. So far this year, ideas brought to the Headmaster’s office have ranged from the quirky school vending machines to additional table tennis tables and a ‘Capturing Nature’ photography competition. “Certain topics always prompt great discussion: food (something the children have plenty of ideas

about!); clubs (some great ideas are put forward) and charity ideas (it is always pleasing to hear that the children are engaged with the needs of others),” Catherine adds. School Council meetings are minuted and ideas and views are shared with the relevant staff member or department for consideration. Often ideas are added to the agenda for discussion in the weekly Senior Leadership Team meetings. In conclusion, Catherine tells us: “We are passionate about providing our pupils with the academic skills needed for the challenges ahead, but we are equally aware that this needs to be balanced by the raising of emotionally aware, resilient young men, who display the humility, empathy and emotional intelligence which complement academic success.” For admissions enquiries, call 020 7435 3597. St Anthony’s School, 90 Fitzjohn’s Avenue, NW3 (stanthonysprep.org.uk)


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HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB

Back in the early 1900s, philanthropist Henrietta Barnett might have set out to build a utopian community of homes for “all classes of society and standards of income”, but today, the perfectly preserved Arts and Crafts homes here are, understandably, some of the most expensive in the Capital – though many have passed down through generations of the same family PHOTOGRAPHY by EMMANUELLE PERI

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Mark Winship, Benham & Reeves

“Properties range from neat terraces to opulent mansions, but typical homes are detached houses with large gardens. Average house prices in Hampstead Garden Suburb top £1.3 million and can even exceed £23 million for a mega-mansion near Kenwood. The secluded atmosphere and proximity to Hampstead and Highgate not only attracts families, but also famous residents, such as Harry Styles.”

Ian Godfrey, Godfrey & Barr

“Despite the devastation caused by the pandemic, the market has remained buoyant. When we reopened our offices after the first lockdown ended, there was a sudden surge of activity across all price ranges. Buyers were desperate to resume their search for homes, keen to escape small apartments and houses in central London, coupled with a strong desire to find property with outside space.”

Cobi Aboody, Goldschmidt & Howland

“Hampstead Garden Suburb is widely recognised for its charming architecture, set within the open spaces of the Heath Extension. Home to some 13,000 people, the Suburb is a tranquil setting for families with excellent local schools and fashionable shops, cafés and restaurants nearby at Temple Fortune.”

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Mark Pollack Aston Chase

Aston Chase’s Mark Pollack on what makes the leafy corner of London he calls home so special I moved to Hampstead Garden Suburb from Little Venice shortly after my wife and I married some 30 years ago. I aspired to live here largely due to the close proximity of the green open spaces: the Heath Extension, Hampstead Heath, Kenwood, and Golders Hill Park – not to mention the numerous other open spaces and recreational areas. It’s the perfect place to raise a young family, offering a sense of living in the country, while being less than 20 minutes by car from Baker Street. Most of Hampstead Garden Suburb is a Conservation Area and is effectively governed by The Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust who, like English Heritage, can sometimes thwart property owners’ ambitions, but the legacy is a wonderfully unspoilt area with soft green borders and architecture that’s largely unchanged from Henrietta Barnett’s original vision, namely a model community with beautiful houses in a verdant landscape representing the best of English domestic architecture of the early twentieth century. Genuinely my favourite street in the Suburb is the one I’m fortunate enough to live on, Wildwood Road. It snakes around the Heath Extension with houses directly facing the Heath and others backing onto it – with some houses also benefitting from views over Hampstead Golf Course to the rear. We have a few celebrity neighbours and past residents include Elizabeth Taylor, who publicly stated that the happiest days of her youth were spent running through the woods and on the Heath opposite her home on Wildwood Road. For some, the absence of shops and transport facilities on the south side of Hampstead Garden Suburb is a shortcoming, but I love the fact that it’s largely unspoilt and the recent lockdowns have only highlighted what a privilege it is to live here. I never tire of walking on the Heath Extension – historically with our kids and beloved Miniature Schnauzers, and in more recent times, with my daughter’s French Bulldog. But my favourite location is at the foot of Heathgate, just beyond The Great Wall, from where the Heath Extension rises ahead of you for as far as you can see, and it is so easy to get lost in the beauty of nature and appreciate the views, which have barely changed over the past 125 years or so.

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Streethearts

Central Square

Designed by Lutyens, this pictureperfect square is flanked by two imposing churches, St Jude’s with its domineering spire and the Byzantine Free Church

Wildwood Road

Sweeping around the top of the Heath Extension in a beautiful arc, the neo-Georgian homes here enjoy uninterrupted views of the green space

Reynolds Close

Built in Queen Anne style with hipped roofs, the red brick houses at the end of this pretty cul de sac are set back, giving it the impression of a village square

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Debra Kacher Owner, dk Interiors

Living and working in Hampstead Garden Suburb has major benefits. A quiet conservation area surrounded by beautiful green spaces, it provides fantastic opportunities to experience nature, at the same time as offering wonderful local amenities as well as easy access to those in the centre of town. We’re also close to the north circular and the M25, which is so helpful when it comes to getting to our many clients spread across London and beyond! Being an interior designer, no two days are the same. Depending on the demands and status of each project, we can be on site one day, designing in the studio the next, sourcing materials or meeting clients after that… I normally start the day with a little exercise, either at Pilates by the Green, based in the Market Place, or walking my beloved dog on the Heath Extension, or at Bigwood, Kenwood or on Hampstead Heath itself. It’s a good opportunity for some quiet time to gather my thoughts, plan the week ahead or just mull over current projects, envisaging our design direction and finding inspiration. We are so lucky to be surrounded by such beautiful natural green spaces all maintained to the highest standards. The Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust’s objective is to maintain and preserve the architecture and character of the area, so we often need to consult with them on planning applications. We have a huge appreciation for the local architecture and draw a great deal of inspiration from the surroundings we live and work in. Errands get fitted in before work starts or at the end of the day, whether that’s dropping off the dry cleaning at Jacksons in Temple Fortune or food shopping at Waitrose and M&S.

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We’re really lucky to have shops like BEKEM’S for specialty food items, Sherrads for delicious baked treats and Amber Rose for flowers. Supporting local businesses, especially small independent ones, is vital. I’m also a regular at the local post office in the Market Place on Lyttelton Road. I pop in regularly to send out samples to clients and suppliers and the friendly service there is so welcome. But one of my most frequented local businesses has to be Medivet, which is also in the Market Place – our dog is their best customer! Sourcing for our projects can take us all over London and beyond, so my Mini is like a second office and maintenance is key – I’m a frequent customer at Grays Tyres in Temple Fortune. Some of our most tried, tested and talented suppliers are right on our doorstep, though. Our directory includes Parquet Flooring in Temple Fortune, which supplies a huge range of wood flooring finishes and colours. We also have a great relationship with the guys at Topps Tiles, for whom nothing is ever too much trouble. My background was in fashion before a career change 15 years ago led me to interior design, and clothes are still high on my priority list, so a detour to Paulie and Genevieve in Temple Fortune counts as major retail therapy! I spend most of the day with clients or the team at meetings, site meetings on the various projects, sourcing for existing and new projects or tied to my desk with admin. All of which means going out for lunch is a rare occurrence, but when I get the opportunity, I do love sushi from Atari-Ya, and Totally Espresso or Piacere do great salads. I switch off after work over a local dinner and drinks with friends at The Coffee Cup in Hampstead, which is a very old favourite and just a stone’s throw from the Suburb. I’m also a fan of The Bull and Bush pub and The Everyman Cinema. dkinteriors.uk.com

Back in the early days of the Suburb, it wasn’t unusual to spot elephants grazing on the land just off Denham Drive, which now contains Big and Little Wood. Circus proprietor George Sanger owned the land and used it for housing his animals over the winter.

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BEKEM’S Food Store, NW11

The very definition of a local convenience store, BEKEM’S is handily located on Market Place and offers quality and widely sourced foodstuffs, including kosher and vegan, organic and gluten free. It’s also a one-stop shop for toiletries and household necessities. “This mini supermarket is a treasure trove of goodies,” says Vivienne Harris from Heathgate. “From the usual food and homewares, to a great variety of fruit and veg that’s not often seen in the smaller shops... I think they stock everything one could need and they’re a pleasure to shop from.”

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40-42 The Market Place, NW11 (020 8458 9288; bekemsfoodstore.co.uk)

Sherrards, NW11

If you’re looking for a sweet treat, this family run bakery and café more than satisfies. Dating back to 1952, Sherrards is a much-loved establishment that offers an array of handmade cakes, biscuits and pretty pastries. “Sherrards is one of the reasons why Hampstead Garden Suburb is so popular,” says Chris Cooper from Dexters. “It’s a great place to pick up a coffee and a slice of cake, and it’s perfect for a weekend treat.” And while the colourful patisserie counter is guaranteed to make your mouth water, there’s a full menu of delicious savoury lunch offerings to be had, too.

Daniels Bakery, NW11

Serving up some of the best bagels in north west London is this traditional kosher bakery on Hallswelle Parade near Golders Green. Litchfields’ Charles Bobroff is a fan, telling us that Daniels has “a wide variety of the freshest bakery items, from homemade breads to rolls, pastries and cakes.” While the delicious smell of baked goods is likely the thing that draws you in, there’s freshly cooked traditional dishes, quiches, salads and much more to tempt your tastebuds, too. Why not treat yourself to a slap-up takeaway lunch?

18 The Market Place, Falloden Way, NW11 (020 8455 2111; sherrardsbakery.co.uk)

12-14 Hallswelle Parade, NW11 (020 8455 5826; danielsbakery.co.uk)

PHGH Doctors, NW11

Glentree’s Trevor Abrahmsohn nominates GP partners Dr Leora Harverd and Dr Karen Grossmark as his local heroes, wishing to “shine a beacon on the excellent work they are doing for the community, as the unsung heroes of the day.” When the doctors signed the contract to become the First Vaccination Covid Hub in Barnet they were filled with a sense of commitment and excitement. They collaborated with Drs Sherry Taylor and Luisa Pettigrew and within a matter of days, got the show off the ground. There was so much to plan in so little time. “It’s like organising a wedding for 1,000 guests, week in week out, for nine months – but without the canapés!” says Dr Harverd. “But we are blessed with the most committed team of volunteers to help navigate the flow of people and retired GPs and dentists along with Hatzola, the paramedics who are vaccinating hundreds each shift. There is such an upbeat atmosphere during the 12 hour shift that it takes to vaccinate 1,200 people. Patients are so grateful, as receiving their first vaccine has given them hope to think about getting back to some sort of normality.” 23 Temple Fortune Lane, NW11 (020 8209 2400; phgh.co.uk)

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A new era in education

In today’s uncertain landscape, online schooling offers stability and security for pupils, especially for those preparing to sit crucial exams

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hile schools were forced to move their teaching online in 2020, for some educators, the decision to do this has been made consciously, with the acknowledgement that this style of learning has its benefits. Online schooling can reach pupils wherever they are and give them the flexibility to fit learning around their lives. Personalising learning to individuals is incredibly powerful too – pupils can be stretched where possible and supported when required. Pupils

at a well-designed online school can thrive academically while developing the skills and mindset to become better independent learners. And the sector is expected to continue growing as more pupils discover the benefits and flexibility of online learning. Introducing Harrow School Online One new school choosing this style of education is Harrow School Online. The first of its kind, it is a fully online sixth form offering a world leading independent British education. It brings together the heritage of a Harrow School

education with leading online learning technology and teaching practices. Careful design has gone in to how to make the most of the online delivery, and the school opened its virtual doors to the first cohort of A-level pupils in September 2020. Online education done well can be as effective as classroom-based teaching. Every environment has its advantages, and virtual schooling should be organised to make the most of its innate strengths. Flipping the classroom Online teaching works particularly effectively with a ‘flipped classroom’ teaching methodology, something pupils can expect from Harrow School Online. This involves pupils working through interactive self-study materials to develop an understanding of subject content, and then having targeted lessons in a virtual classroom where teachers explore their understanding of that

material. Class sizes are small – a maximum of ten pupils – so teachers get to know their pupils well. Lessons are interactive and teachers use tools like polling, interactive whiteboards, and break out rooms where pupils work with their peers. Providing pastoral care When staff and pupils are physically distant from one another, pastoral care is especially important. Harrow School Online ensures that all pupils are safe and happy through regular meetings with a Success Coach, and a house system forms the backbone of the school community, providing an opportunity for peer support. The school’s Success Coach, Dale Krause, has 20 years’ experience of supporting high-achieving pupils and co-ordinating support for pupils who require additional assistance. “From day one I coach pupils on university selection and provide tailored career planning,”

he explains. “In one-to-one coaching sessions and small group workshops I provide students with guidance on how to become effective independent learners.” Principal Heather Rhodes (above) adds: “Harrow School Online offers a unique opportunity for bright girls and boys to develop their shared love of learning in a carefully designed, globally connected school. The school is setting out to revolutionise education. We’d love you to join us.” Harrow School Online runs virtual events throughout the school year for prospective families to access the information and resources they need in order to make an informed decision about applying to the school. To find out more, visit harrowschoolonline.org

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Schools WORDS by ALI HOWARD

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Donal Brenan

St. Anthony’s School for Girls How would you sum up St. Anthony’s? An ambitious school. What’s your educational ethos? The school is proud of its mindful approach to educating the girls within a happy, healthy and academically challenging environment.

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The virtual classroom While lockdown has unquestionably had an effect on our children – and in ways we’re yet to fully uncover – it has provided a taster for online learning, something many see as the future of education. So what are some of the benefits of a virtual classroom? For learners aged 16 and up, the flexibility of online study is a major plus point. In giving students the freedom to set their own study routines we’re also handing them a very grown-up slice of responsibility – along with an invaluable life skill. When it comes to that first graduate job application, those who’ve studied remotely can confidently tick the “self-starter” box, for example. Without the confines of geography, online learners are able to study alongside, and interact with, peers from anywhere in the world. By expanding their horizons, albeit virtually, we can equip students with a global outlook and the communication skills needed for the international world of work. Online study can provide a relaxed approach to learning that will appeal to our tech-loving teens. In breaking down the formality of the classroom, pupils are able to work at their own pace, pausing videos to

take notes when needed, or skipping through the topics they’re fully au fait with while concentrating on more challenging ones. Pupils at Harrow School Online, a new, fully online sixth form school, have embraced the virtual classroom. Alongside a bespoke syllabus of A Levels, they’re also offered the school’s Super-Curriculum programme, which explores areas of scholarship above and beyond their A Level courses – as well as a rich timetable of extra-curricular activities from Musical Ensemble to Science Society to Film Club. A typical day might see a rigorous morning of Physics and Number Theory, followed by an afternoon of Chess Club and Music Ensemble. “I would never have been able to do it if it wasn’t online,” says pupil Chalya Rodrigo. “This is just like the next stage in education.” For Muhammed Berikuly, online learning hits the just right balance: “It’s comfortable and easy to learn, while also challenging you at the same time,” he says. While Jasmine Velani enthuses that enrolling at Harrow School Online was “Probably the best thing I ever did, honestly.” harrowschoolonline.org

THE SHORTLIST: HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB The Henrietta Barnett School State grammar school for girls aged 11 to 18 (020 8458 8999; hbschool.org.uk) The King Alfred School Independent co-ed day school for pupils aged

4 to 18 (020 8457 5200; kingalfred.org.uk) Golders Hill School Independent co-ed pre-prep day school for pupils aged 2 to 7 (020 8455 2589; goldershillschool.co.uk)

Kerem School Independent co-ed primary day school for Jewish pupils aged 3 to 11 (020 8455 0909; keremschool.co.uk)

school for girls aged 4 to 11 (020 3869 3070; stanthonysgirls.co.uk)

St. Anthony’s School for Girls Independent Catholic

How would you describe the atmosphere? A respectful, peaceful place that inspires and motivates children to explore and develop to their fullest capacity, where individual temperament, learning style, strengths and areas for development are all valued, igniting the thirst for learning in all the children. Teachers bring a calm, caring presence to their bright airy classrooms; through repeated encounters with mindful teachers, the children learn to trust the value of their insights and opinions. They grow in courage and confidence, able to verbalise complex thoughts and feelings when they are met with an attitude of respect and interest. How do you look after the wellbeing of your pupils? On the doorstep of Golders Hill Park, St. Anthony’s understands the benefits of the natural world. Wellbeing Wednesdays is an initiative inspired by deputy head Raffaella Merolla; it’s an opportunity for the school community to take part in walks through Golders Hill Park and it aligns directly with the spiritual and moral vision for the school – to nurture a curious mind we must nurture our body and soul. Which extra-curricular activities are on offer? A comprehensive extra-curricular programme is provided. Activities include cross country running, football, dodgeball, rhythmic gymnastics, and fitness. Debating, philosophy, Magic Maths, reading club and science club are also popular. Our clubs with a community focus include environmental club, Mini Vinnies and our School Council. Drama, Irish dancing and singing complete the schedule. Ivy House, North End Road, NW11 (020 3869 3070; stanthonysgirls.co.uk)

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This month’s hottest properties FOR SALE Linnell Drive, NW11

This sprawling five-to-six bed double fronted detached house is the stuff of property seekers’ dreams. Beautifully appointed, and with a wider than usual footprint, the grand family home is arranged over three floors and boasts a triple aspect living room, a commodious master bedroom suite complete with bathroom and dressing room, and an entrance hallway with serious wow-factor. Nestled at the end of a quiet enclave and overlooking the verdant Heath Extension, its location is equally dreamy. Look out from the top floor and you’ll be met with spectacular views. £5,575,000, Glentree (020 8458 7311; glentree.com)

NEW HOMES The Bute Mews, NW11

This is a rare chance to snap up a newly built house in the heart of Hampstead Garden Suburb – and one that’s sympathetic to the neighbouring period architecture. The Bute Mews development comprises six three bed, two bath houses with south facing terraces and gardens overlooking Northway Park. The four mid-terrace family homes boast 1,330 sq ft of luxury living accommodation while the end of terrace properties – of which only one remains – comprise 1,475 sq ft to spread out in, in style. From £1,295,000, Godfrey and Barr (020 8458 9119; godfreyandbarr.com)

FOR SALE Wildwood Road, NW11

Set within an imposing red brick mansion that was built in 1927 to look like a single stately residence is this charming three bed flat. It lays claim to being one of the only apartments placed directly opposite the Heath Extension and backing onto Hampstead Golf course – Wildwood Road is highly desirable and so buyers are advised to look lively. And while green open spaces are in full abundance here, the first floor property, one of only three in the building, also boasts 0.6 acres of beautifully manicured front and rear gardens to enjoy. Go wild! £1,595,000, Litchfields (020 8458 5000; litchfields.com)

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Prime time According to the latest research from Knight Frank, the prime Central London rental market is enjoying a flurry – despite headlines of a rural exodus in response to the pandemic. This is largely thanks to average rental prices in these hot spots reaching their lowest levels in a decade. Indeed, average rents fell by 13 per cent in prime Central London in the year to January, taking them back to levels last seen at the end of 2009. As a result, these relatively affordable lets are drawing some property seekers back into the big smoke. “There has always been a group of people living on the periphery of central London who couldn’t afford to go in any further,” says David Mumby, head of prime Central London lettings at Knight Frank. “That has changed and we’re seeing movement from areas including Wandsworth and as far away as Croydon into Chelsea and South Kensington...” Proof that when the property gods close a door, they open a window.

Finished to the highest standard, this characterful two-bed apartment offers loft-style living in the heart of Fitzrovia. £923 pw, Knight Frank (020 3435 6446; knightfrank.co.uk)

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Vivienne Harris

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Heathgate Years in the business? More than I care to remember, but 40+ spring to mind! I love London… for its vibrancy, multinational atmosphere and exciting energy. Specifically, I love working in Hampstead. I could wax lyrical forever. It’s the best place ever. First London home? A small cottage style house in Hampstead Garden Suburb, which I bought unmodernised. It took me ages to get it into good order, but once completed it really

was a home I was super proud of. I absolutely loved that house. Favourite London Street? Carnaby Street as it’s part of my (groovy) youth culture and is still a lovely small pedestrianised street with independent and interesting shops. Favourite haunts? For shopping, I’m a big fan of Selfridges as they have everything in one place and it’s easy for me to get there. As for a favourite restaurant, my local Turkish place, Baran in Temple

Fortune, where I’ve been going for the past 20 years. The staff are so wonderful, the food is great and it’s like home to me. For green space it has to be Golders Hill Park with its children’s zoo and butterfly house, plus it leads directly onto Hampstead Heath, which is great if I’m looking for a more taxing walk. But the real reason (don’t tell anyone) is that just outside the entrance is an ice cream van.

environment with lakes, manicured gardens, heathland terrain and the wonderful Kenwood House for a snack and tea after a bracing walk?

Take one person, dead, alive or fictional, out in London – who and where? I would take the Queen (she would have to be incognito) to my local restaurant so she could have an evening away from being Queen and enjoy a quiet meal Where do you and a good chat. go for head On the flip side I space in the city? could have a peep Kenwood and around the palace. Hampstead Heath. Who knows, Where better than maybe she’s this gorgeous rural thinking of selling?

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How has the stamp duty holiday impacted your business and what are your market predictions for when it’s over? “It has worked wonders for the economy as the spin off from the housing market helps everyone – buyers, sellers, builders, decorators and of course, the Treasury. It has provided a fillip to those upgrading to bigger properties and a real boost to those on the early steps of the property ladder. While the current Stamp Duty holiday is planned to end in March, we do not expect this to impact on the market greatly as springtime is the start of the busiest time of the year for home movers. Also, at the higher levels of the market the amounts being saved are minimal when compared to the 12 to 15 per cent rates payable over £1.5 million.” Mark Sumray, Dexters fabricmagazine.co.uk


Lampard House

£2,250,000

Little Venice W2

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A stunning lateral apartment situated on the third floor of this red brick mansion block overlooking the Regents Canal. The spacious apartment comprises spectacular entrance hall leading to a large triple reception room space with a charming balcony. It has a separate fully fitted kitchen, a large master bedroom, two further double bedrooms and two large modern bathrooms.

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Greencroft Gardens

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South Hampstead NW6

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A wonderful and extremely bright two-bedroom upper duplex apartment. The apartment comprises stunning reception room with a vaulted ceiling, high quality fitted kitchen, large bathroom, second shower room, ample eaves storage and a video entry phone system. Sole agent. EPC Rating D

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DARTMOUTH PARK, NW5 Available for sale for the first time in twenty years, this wonderful Victorian house occupies a prominent position along a quiet and attractive residential street in the heart of Dartmouth Park. Versatile accommodation for the growing family is offered over four floors, with five bedrooms, three bathrooms and a pretty garden, which has direct access from the rear of the house. The best example of the charm and character provided throughout can be found in the drawing room on the raised ground floor. Beautifully lit through large windows at either end, and retaining delightful features of the period, this is a fabulous entertaining space. Croftdown Road is located just a short walking distance from the open spaces of Hampstead Heath, and the nearby shops and eateries found on Swain’s Lane. Five Bedrooms • Large Drawing Room • Kitchen & Sitting Room • Three Bathrooms • Separate Guest Cloakroom Ample Available Storage • Private Rear Garden • Residents Permit Parking • Close To Hampstead Heath •EPC D

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HIGHGATE, N6 An attractive and highly desirable modern Town House built in the nineteen sixties coming to the market for the first time. The property affords highly versatile accommodation arranged mainly over three floors. The light and airy accommodation benefits from 2/3 large bedrooms (originally built as four bedrooms), with a garden room, and a spacious double aspect reception room which occupies a substantial part of the first floor. As with the ground floor, this first floor reception room also provides direct access to the large tiered rear garden. The property is in a very convenient position being just a short amble to Highgate (Northern Line) Underground Station and is within easy reach of Highgate Village. 2/3 Bedrooms • Family Bathroom • Shower Room • Study • Large Reception Room • Fitted Kitchen • Garden Room/Bedroom Loft Storage Area • Integral Garage • Off Street Parking • South-Easterly Garden • EPC F

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A distinctive and contemporary new build house imaginatively transformed into a stunning family home of generous proportions. Commanding an eye-catching corner position on tree-lined Bassett Road and St Marks Road in this most desirable area of North Kensington W10, the interiors have been designed to an exceptional standard THE LODGE throughout featuring a high specification and luxurious contemporary spaces. Thoughtfully designed, the layout of the house embodies the spirit of modern day living, while retaining traditional elements such as French doors, sliding sash windows, high ceilings, a welcoming hallway and an abundance of living spaces. This boutique gated development also includes a private parking space and private landscaped gardens. With vibrant Westbourne Grove and Portobello Road just a short stroll away, a desirable Notting Hill lifestyle is easily accessible.

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A MODERN CLASSIC Positioned in the Oxford Gardens Conservation Area in North Kensington W10, each property includes expansive open-plan living spaces, high ceilings and parquet flooring with unique features such as timber staircases, cornicing with LED lighting and traditional bay windows. Bespoke and contemporary Italian kitchens include integrated Siemens appliances, feature islands in selected apartments, Silestone worktops and marble splashbacks. Luxuriously appointed and expansive bedrooms, many with en-suites including sleek hotel-like finishes and adjoining dressing rooms with Italian wardrobes and feature integrated lighting. Enviably located on tree-lined Bassett Road, vibrant Westbourne Grove and Portobello Road are just a short stroll away.

Prices from £2,200,000 Contact us today ladbrokegrove@bective.co.uk +44 (0)20 7221 0330

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STEELES ROAD, NW3 £7,795,000 FREEHOLD

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A stylish family residence approaching 4,500sq.ft, incorporating an abundance of entertaining space including a 45’ reception dining room featuring high ceilings, wooden floors and French doors leading out to a timber decked sun terrace overlooking the 130’ garden. EPC: D 020 3393 9642

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South Square, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, NW11 £995,000 | Sole Agent One of the finest flats in this Grade II* Listed block built in 1928 and designed by renowned architect John Soutar. A superb spacious and bright first floor apartment. The building is situated in the heart of the Suburb in a delightful location approximately 0.8 miles from the underground at Golders Green. The property is presented in excellent condition as has just been refurbished including a newly installed fitted kitchen and bathroom, featuring exquisite maple wood flooring throughout. The apartment has lovely views across the superb communal gardens and could be used as either three bedrooms or two bedrooms and two reception rooms. The apartment comes with a rare feature of its own private garage. Early viewing of this chain free flat is strongly advised. 2/3 Bedrooms | 1/2 Reception Rooms | Newly fitted Kitchen | Newly fitted bathroom | Own Garage Superb communal gardens | 1st Floor | Bright and spacious | Grade II* Listed

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A superb, raised ground floor apartment, comprising 2070 sq ft (192.4 sq m) of lateral accommodation with an exceptionally large balcony to the front of the flat and a private patio to the rear. This property was originally the show apartment of the development and includes many interior design features, as well as, a spacious and attractive reception room with wood floor and direct access to the outside space, plus a delightful master suite with en suite dressing area and luxury bathroom. This contemporary block incorporates an indoor swimming pool complex, underground parking for 2 cars, a lift, cctv, west facing communal gardens, a day porter and 24 hour security. 3 double bedrooms | 3 en suite bathrooms | dressing room | large double reception room | kitchen/breakfast room | guest cloakroom private terrace | private patio | ample storage | communal swimming pool | underground parking for 2 cars | porter, lift | secure development | CCTV | communal gardens | EPC - B.

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A fully refurbished garden flat with a private entrance and patio giving direct access to the open spaces of the sought after Formosa communal gardens. This particularly well appointed flat forms part of an elegant white stucco fronted terrace house and offers spacious accommodation (Approx 148 sq m), it is within a few minutes of local shops, cafes and the Underground at Warwick Avenue. 3 Double Bedrooms. 2 Bathrooms (1 en-suite). En-suite Shower Room. Kitchen. Reception Room. Patio. Communal Garden. EPC Rating D.

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PORTLAND PLACE, LONDON, W1

A Gracious and Elegant Lateral Four Bedroom Apartment

This apartment benefits from fantastic south and westerly views and is set within a beautiful boutique apartment block in the very sought after Portland Place. The property is located on the 5th floor (with a lift) and boasts excellent reception space with a 35’ double reception room, a very large family sized eat in kitchen/breakfast room and a separate laundry room. For the bedrooms, there is a very impressive master suite and three further double bedrooms. This home was lovingly lived in for many years and now invites a new owner to add their own mark to what will be one of the finest apartments to be found in Marylebone. With day porterage, a long lease, and only one flat per floor, this is a unique opportunity. In addition, it is possible to buy a lock up garage, very close to the property, on a separate lease. ACCOMMODATION & AMENITIES Large Entrance Hall * 35’ Drawing/Dining Room * Eat-in Kitchen/Breakfast Room * Laundry Room * Master Bedroom with Dressing Room & Ensuite Bathroom * 3 Further Double Bedrooms * Bathroom * Guest WC * Communal Heating & Hot Water * Day Porterage * Passenger lift * EPC Rating C

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Strathray Gardens NW3 £1.275m | Leasehold - 999 years from March 1997 Hugely attractive 2 bedroom garden apartment. Set in imposing detached red brick conversion. Wood flooring, fireplace and sash windows. 999 years from 1997. Set in this exclusive quiet tree-lined road. Located moments from Swiss Cottage and close to Belsize Village and Belsize Park.

1124 sq ft / 104.42 sq m Sole use of 27’ rear patio garden 11’ kitchen with window 27’ reception including delightful conservatory 15’ master bedroom with en suite 10’ 2nd bedroom with velux window

Belsize Park 020 7431 1234

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West Hampstead 020 7794 7111 192@parkheath.com

Kentish Town 020 7485 0400 kt@parkheath.com

Property Management Kensal Rise 020 7433 6174 020 8960 4845 pm@parkheath.com kensal@parkheath.com

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AVENUE ROAD ST JOHN’S WOOD NW8

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.

Guide price: £25,000,000 Sole Agent

available for the first time in 60 years. Bristling with potential.

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275 Willesden Lane, NW2: 020 8459 1133 62 Salusbury Road, NW6: 020 7328 2828 2 Willesden Green Station, NW2: 020 8450 9377

EPC: D Furness Road, NW10

£1,685,000 - Freehold

A meticulously designed Edwardian terraced property, situated within walking distance of King Edward VII Park and the Elmwood Lawn Tennis Club. Offering in excess of 2,715 sq ft of internal living accommodation, the property is a fabulous opportunity to acquire a substantial and turn-key family home. Upon entering, it is clear that a stringent architectural design process has taken place, and the available space is maximised to its full potential.

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An enviable terraced Edwardian family home. An impressive, light filled kitchen/dining area. 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Good transport connections into London. 40 ft mature rear garden, 18 ft front garden. Viewing highly recommended.

EPC: E Dartmouth Road, NW2

£3,000,000 - Freehold

An exceptional detached Edwardian house, situated within the coveted Mapesbury Conservation Area. The property presents a unique opportunity to acquire a beautifully refurbished and substantial family home. The property is ideally situated to access the amenities of Willesden Green and a plethora of excellent state and private schools.

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Impressive detached Edwardian property. 3,200 sq ft of internal living accommodation. 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Original Edwardian architectural features. Mature 87 ft rear garden and terrace. Off-street parking provision for up to two cars.

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JUBILEE HEIGHTS, NW6 A bright and spacious Penthouse apartment extending to 1239 sq ft on the fourth floor of this prestigious secured ported development with a Leisure complex 3 Bedrooms - 3 Bath/Shower Rooms - Reception Room - Kitchen - Balcony - Roof Terrace - Lift - 24 Hour Concierge Air Conditioning - Swimming Pool - Gym - Spa - Secure Underground Parking - EPC Rating D - 1239 sq ft LEASEHOLD 976 YEARS UNEXPIRED

£825,000

OFFICES AT KNIGHTSBRIDGE & MARBLE ARCH

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ST MICHAELS STREET, W2 A one of a kind modern 2 bedroom house with vaulted ceilings arranged over three floors with own driveway behind electronic gates. 2 Bedrooms - 2 Bathrooms - Reception Room - Kitchen/Breakfast Room - Office Area - Terrace - Own Driveway EPC Rating D - 1110 sq ft FURNISHED

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£650 PER WEEK* fees may apply *please visit www.plazaestates.co.uk/lettings/Information-for-Tenants

OFFICES MARBLEW2 ARCH MARBLE ARCH:AT 29 KNIGHTSBRIDGE EDGWARE ROAD & LONDON 2JE 020 7724 3100

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30 Years Experience in Marylebone Village

NOTTINGHAM PLACE, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 This bright and spacious apartment is located on the third floor within an impressive building in the heart of Marylebone Village. The apartment comprises of two bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen and reception room. It also benefits from comfort cooling, lift access and with a lease for a term of approximately 111 years unexpired. Located in prime Marylebone, the apartment is within walking distance from the shops of Marylebone High Street and the green spaces of Regent’s Park. Baker Street and Bond Street Underground Stations are also within close proximity. Please see website for more details.

LEASEHOLD £1,450,000

WIMPOLE STREET, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 This apartment (c. 1283 sq.ft.; 119 sq.m.) offers two double bedrooms, the master of which with an en-suite bathroom, and a second shower room. The separate kitchen is fitted well in a modern style, and the lounge overlooks one of two outdoor decked patios. This flat has the benefit of two outdoor spaces, wooden floors in the lounge and dining areas. The building is located on the east side of Wimpole Street, close to the junction with New Cavendish Street. Wimpole Street is located moments from the shopping facilities of Marylebone High Street. Bond Street and Oxford Circus underground stations together with access to the A40/M40 are within close proximity. The open spaces of Regent Park are also nearby. Please see website for more details.

£895 PER WEEK

+44 (0) 20 7486 4111

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CUMBERLAND TERRACE REGENT’S PARK NW1 FURNISHED/UNFURNISHED £1,900 PER WEEK PRINCIPAL AGENT

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A rare opportunity to acquire an exceptional two bedroom top floor apartment (133 sq m/1,427 sq ft) situated in this highly sought-after stucco fronted Nash Terrace. The apartment is presented in immaculate condition throughout and benefits from fabulous views towards Regent’s Park. Cumberland Terrace is located on the outer circle of Regent’s Park, within close proximity of all the amenities of St John’s Wood High Street, Marylebone High Street, and Great Portland Street Underground Station (Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City and Circle Lines).

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ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES Principal Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom and Dressing Area, Second Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room, Two Reception Rooms, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Store Room, Off-Street Parking, Lock-Up Garage, 24 Hour Porterage, Private Terrace/Balcony, Communal Gardens.

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WEST HAMPSTEAD, NW6 A selection of 6 luxuriously appointed 1 bedroomed apartments, which have been newly built to a very high standard and located close to the amenities of Fortune Green Road and transport links of West Hampstead. This newly built small residential block offers ‘turnkey’ condition with all the mod cons, German made kitchens with integrated appliances and wood flooring throughout. RECEPTION ROOMS • OPEN PLAN MODERN KITCHENS • DOUBLE BEDROOMS WITH FITTED CUPBOARDS • SHOWER ROOMS • EPC C & D. FROM £335 PER WEEK - £340 PER WEEK

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ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 A bright 4 bedroomed family townhouse (approx. 1,810 sq.ft. / 168.2 sq.m.), in this delightful and quiet location at the southern end of Townshend Road close to the junction of St John’s Wood Terrace and within short walking distance to Regent’s Park & the American School in London. RECEPTION ROOM • GUEST WC • TV ROOM • LARGE EAT-IN KITCHEN OPENING ONTO SOUTH-WEST FACING PRIVATE PATIO GARDEN • 4 DOUBLE BEDROOMS • 2 BATHROOMS (1 EN SUITE) • OFF STREET PARKING • EPC E. £1,795 PER WEEK

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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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