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SERVING UP SUMMER

Decadent dishes, perfect picnics and terrific terraces. Let’s go al fresco

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CONTENTS

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38 HOT L I ST

What to see and where to go this month

43 F EAT U R E

Food for thought – why presentation is right up there with taste

What a dish: serving up a taste of summer

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P-p-p-pack up a picnic when the sun shines

50 ST Y L E & W E L LB E IN G How to eat to hone that beach body, and how to best show off that figure

Up on the roof: the best spots for a sundowner. p54

52 FO O D & DR IN K

All the foodie know-how you need to make the most of summer (however fleeting it is)

56 T R AV E L

Explore one of Italy’s richest culinary regions with a weekend break in Puglia

63 I NT E R I O R S

Whether balcony or sprawling estate, here’s how to make the most of your outdoor space

67 AT H O M E W ITH

Creative director Ian Haigh shows us around his quirkily beautiful ’60s home

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Go al fresco: make most of your space. p64

There’s no better place to be than pretty Primrose Hill on a sunny day

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News, views, tidbits of property gossip, plus the pick of the market’s new homes

Editor Liz Skone James, tel: 020 7292 5636 Art Director Penny Clements Writer Ali Howard, tel: 020 7292 5539 Photography Director Emmanuelle Peri Assistant Picture Editor Kathy Anne Lim Proofreader Naomi Misquita-Rice Account Director Katie Hutley Senior Account Manager Sam Playford, tel: 020 7292 5593 Senior Account Manager Becky Pomfret, tel: 020 7292 5678 Production Georgie Sykes, Alex Courtley New Homes Manager Karen de Pommereau, tel: 00331 43 80 65 05 Advertising Sales debbie@fabricmagazine.co.uk, tel: 07811 347299 REAP Magazines Ltd Debra Sharron, Trevor Abrahmsohn (Glentree Estates), Philip Green (Goldschmidt & Howland), Jonathan Hewlett (Savills), Mark Pollack (Aston Chase)

Feast your eyes We’re definitely guilty of having eyes bigger than our tummies this month – all we can think about is eating. ’tis the season of barbecues and picnics (there’s something about eating al fresco that makes our mouths water), so there was really nothing for it but to dedicate this issue to food, glorious food. From seeking out the Capital’s most beautiful seasonal dishes and putting together tips on creating your own works of culinary art, to drawing up a shortlist of the sweetest spots to enjoy a sundowner on a summer’s evening and sampling the best picnics on offer in London, we’ve left no stone unturned in the quest for summer satisfaction. We can even inspire you in transforming your garden or terrace into the perfect outdoor entertaining space. There’s no need to thank us, an invitation to your next garden party will suffice!

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SILK HOUSE REGENT’S PARK NW1 A MAGNIFICENT GRADE I LISTED HOME & MEWS HOUSE WITH VIEWS OVER REGENT’S PARK Comprising some 8,833 sq ft as well as an adjacent Mews flat of 1,140 sq ft, Silk House has been carefully restored to the specification of the Crown Estate and English Heritage and beautifully interior designed to provide the ultimate family accommodation. Accommodation: Reception hall, vestibule, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, principle reception room, media room, study, principle bedroom suite with ensuite bathroom and shower room and a dressing room, 5 further bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, 2 guest cloakrooms, utility room. Amenities: Lift, gym, treatment room, garage. Mews Flat Accommodation: Reception room, kitchen, two bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms. Amenities: Roof terrace, garage.

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Leasehold approx 118 years

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Joint Sole Agents

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ACCESS TO EIGHT ACRES OF PRIVATE GARDENS CROWN ESTATE LEASE 141 YEARS • £6,750,000 INCLUDING BESPOKE INTERIOR DESIGN & FURNITURE

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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

Nine bedroom, double fronted, detached, Ambassadorial mansion Hampstead Garden Suburb, N2 Located on one of the most sought after roads in Hampstead Garden Suburb, a beautiful, double fronted, detached, ambassadorial mansion, built by the current owners and presented to an exemplary standard. Extending to 12,601 sq ft the house is set over four floors occupying a plot of approximately 0.45 acres. The spectacular entrance hall provides access to all of the principal reception rooms, family rooms, contemporary kitchen and breakfast room, with the added benefit of French doors leading directly onto a south facing, lateral, landscaped garden. On the lower ground floor there is an extensive entertaining space, having its own games room, cinema room and wine cellar. The house further benefits from a private spa complete with steam room, sauna and state of the art gym. The heated carriage driveway provides ample off street parking with the addition of a car lift providing integral parking at basement level. Norrice Lea is located just off Winnington Road which runs adjacent to the distinguished The Bishops Avenue. 9 Bedrooms • 9 Bathrooms • 4 Reception Rooms • Leisure Facilities • Garden • Private Parking • EPC Rating C

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An Estate in Hampstead set in one acre Cedar Lodge, Hampstead, NW3 A private estate in an enviable position in the heart of Hampstead set in over one acre with its own tennis court. Cedar Lodge is an exceptional residence standing in its own grounds of just over one acre backing onto Hampstead Heath. The existing property is in excess of 10,000 sq ft and is a mixture of period and modern architecture. This impressive estate is a rarity to the market and offers considerable potential. Reception Hall • Sitting Room • Library • Conservatory • Dining Room • Drawing Room • Large Kitchen • Breakfast Room • Pantry • Plant Room • Master Bedroom Suite • 9 Further Bedrooms • 6 Bathrooms • 3 Guest WC’s • Separate Wing • Cinema • Office • Living Room • Staff Quarters • Double Garage Extensive Grounds set in over 1 Acre • Tennis Court.

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WEST HEATH AVENUE L O N D O N

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An opportunity to acquire a deceptively spacious (515 sq m/5,546 sq ft) double fronted detached family house enviably located directly opposite Golders Hill Park. The house, which was the subject of a comprehensive building/refurbishment programme approximately three years ago, provides exceptional and versatile accommodation and is presented in immaculate decorative condition throughout. In addition to the landscaped rear garden the property also features off street parking for several cars behind electronically operated gates.

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A TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT (997SQFT/92.6SQM) SET ON THE SECOND FLOOR (BALCONY) OF THIS WELL REGARDED PORTERED BUILDING CENTRALLY LOCATED ON GARDEN ROAD EPC RATING: D

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0.1 MILES FROM HAMPSTEAD HEATH OVERGROUND STATION

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

020 8458 7311

BIGWOOD ROAD, NW11 £1,999,999 A characterful and charming detached house, situated in a prime south side location. The property offers many unique features, including ‘Gothic’ style doors and architraves and a delightful period fireplace, as well as oak beams and pillars. The loft has been converted to provide an additional bedroom and a bathroom. The Hampstead Heath Extension is located within a few minutes’ walk.

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JOINT AGENT

4/5 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms (1 En Suite): Spacious Entrance Hall And Landing: Large Lounge: Kitchen: Family Room: Small Sun Lounge Extension: Guest Cloakroom: Rear and Front Gardens


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

020 8458 7311

TURNER DRIVE, NW11 PRICE ON APPLICATION We are both proud and privileged to offer this magnificent eight bedroom, double fronted, detached, Grade II listed family home available for the first time in over half a century Offering over 4,800 sq ft (446 sq m) of accommodation over three storeys on a plot of over a third of an acre, the property which has been meticulously maintained would now benefit from a programme of refurbishment. Further benefits include a beautifully landscaped garden backing onto and with direct access to the Hampstead Heath Extension, off street parking and a double garage.

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Entrance Hall: Drawing Room: Family Room: Dining Room: Kitchen: Morning Room: Study: Master Bedroom with Dressing Room, En Suite Bathroom and Terrace: 7 Further Bedrooms (3 En Suite): Family Bathroom: Guest Cloakroom: Utility Room: Double Garage: Garden House: Front Garden: Rear 100ft South Facing Garden

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H A M P S T E A D H E AT H NW3 £1,900,000 sOle agent

an attractive end of terrace Victorian family house set in a semi-rural location directly opposite hampstead heath, towards the end of a private road. in the same family ownership since 1957, the property provides 1,762 sq ft of accommodation over four floors and benefits from a stunning 65ft front garden which spans the entire terrace, together with a 20ft south facing rear patio with direct access on to wildwood grove. this notable terrace forms part of a charming enclave known as north end which is adjacent to the heath. 020 7435 9822 nw3@B-R.CO.UK

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HAMPSTEAD NW3 £2,395,000 SOlE AGENT

A particularly spacious (2522 sq ft) semi-detached Victorian family house with a generous 59 foot rear garden and exceptional views directly over Parliament Hill fields and Hampstead Heath from the roof terrace and upper floors. Arranged over four floors the property requires some updating and remodelling but offers excellent scope to extend further creating a five bedroom house if required. Well positioned within the highly sought after Mansfield Conservation area, Hampstead Heath and the amenities of South End Green are within easy walking distance. 020 7435 9822 NW3@B-R.CO.UK

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ST JOHN’S WOOD PARK, ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8

33 1984 - 2017

An extremely well presented, five bedroom, family house (2,684 sq ft/249.3 sq m) positioned within this highly sought after and secure development located on the favoured East side of St John’s Wood. The well planned accommodation has been expertly extended and extensively refurbished by the current owners creating a magnificent home arranged over four floors with an attractive split level patio garden, first floor balcony and lock up garage. ENTRANCE HALL • GUEST CLOAKROOM • FORMAL RECEPTION ROOM • FITTED KITCHEN LEADING INTO FAMILY ROOM • MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM • 4 FURTHER BEDROOMS • FAMILY BATHROOM • SHOWER ROOM (EN-SUITE) • CENTRAL HEATING •AIR-CONDITIONING • ENTRYPHONE • PATIO GARDEN • BALCONY • GARAGE • RESIDENTS’ PARKING • WITHIN EASY REACH OF TUBE STATION AND LOCAL BUS STOPS • EPC=D. FREEHOLD

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£3,595,000


ABBEY ROAD, ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 A beautifully refurbished two bedroom, two bathroom (one en-suite) apartment, comprising approximately 1,025 sq ft and situated on the third floor of this stylish modern block, benefiting from 24 hour porterage, underground parking and a communal swimming pool. Superbly located on this famous road, within a short stroll of the fashionable boutiques and restaurants of St John’s Wood High Street and Underground station (Jubilee line). ENTRANCE HALL • RECEPTION ROOM • FITTED KITCHEN • MASTER BEDROOM SUITE • BEDROOM 2 • BATHROOM • PORTERAGE • LIFT • CCTV • ENTRY PHONE • UNDERGROUND PARKING • WITHIN EASY REACH OF TUBE STATION • WITHIN EASY REACH OF BUS STOP • EPC=B. LEASEHOLD

SOLE AGENT

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£1,395,000

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James Light MNAEA Director james.light@sandfords.com

REGENT’S PARK OFFICE 213-215 Gloucester Place Regent’s Park London NW1 6BU T: 020 7723 9988 E: rpsales@sandfords.com

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WARWICK PLACE LITTLE VENICE, W9

PRICE ON APPLICATION FREEHOLD / JOINT SOLE AGENTS

Sandfords is extremely pleased to offer an exceptional four bedroom family home (2,145 sqft) with a private rear garden, located on a quiet turning in the heart of Little Venice. The house has been extended and extensively refurbished to a wonderfully high standard and offers a very comfortable and well planned living environment. It comprises a 24'1 reception room with bi-fold doors opening to a beautiful southeast facing garden, a contemporary kitchen fitted with top of the range appliances, master bedroom with extensive wardrobes and a large en suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle, second bedroom with en suite shower room, two further bedrooms, study, family bathroom and guest WC. Warwick Place is a quiet, tree lined street just moments from the beautiful Regent’s Canal and Warwick Avenue underground station. EPC=G.


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Tim Fairweather Director tim.fairweather@sandfords.com

MARYLEBONE OFFICE 6 Paddington Street Marylebone London W1U 5QG T: 020 7224 4994 E: mvsales@sandfords.com

UPPER MONTAGU STREET MARYLEBONE, W1

£4,250,000 FREEHOLD / JOINT SOLE AGENTS

A stunning, Georgian, town house of approximately 2,440 sqft (226.7 sqm) which is beautifully presented and benefits from high ceilings and a secluded courtyard. The accommodation comprises a double reception room, a large kitchen with French doors opening to a private courtyard, utility room, dining room, study, master bedroom with en suite bathroom, three further bedrooms and two bathrooms. Upper Montagu Street is located moments from the excellent transport links of Marylebone station and the A40 for motorists. The amenities of Baker Street, Marylebone High Street and the open spaces of Regent’s Park are also within short walking distance.

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Warrington Crescent, Little Venice W9 Newly refurbished apartment with direct access to communals Truly stunning three bedroom apartment in the heart of Little Venice with a private patio garden leading directly on to beautiful communal gardens. Master bedroom with en suite bathroom, 2 further bedroom both with en suite shower rooms, open plan kitchen/reception/dining room, guest WC, patio and communal gardens. EPC:D. Approximately 166.2 sq m (1,787 sq ft). Leasehold

Guide price: £2,500,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/stjohnswood stjohnswood@knightfrank.com 020 3641 6107  

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Magnolia House, Redington Road NW3 A detached six bedroom family home on Redington Road, NW3. A substantial detached family home, located on a highly desirable road within walking distance of Hampstead village, comprising 3949 sq. ft. (366 sq. m.). he house is presented in excellent condition and has been modernised by the current owners. Six bedrooms (four with en suite bathrooms), family bathroom, utility room, kitchen/breakfast room, drawing room, open plan sitting room/study, terrace, garden and a garage. EPC:C.   Freehold

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1 A LUXURIOUS APARTMENT SET WITHIN A PRESTIGIOUS APARTMENT BUILDING abbey lodge, st john's wood, nw8 Reception room ø dining room ø tv room ø kitchen ø 4 bedroom suites ø self contained staff room ø guest cloakroom ø utility room ø storage room ø 221 sq m (2,382 sq ft) ø EPC=D

Savills St John's Wood & Regent's Park Zach Madison zmadison@savills.com

020 3043 3600 Guide £5.5 million Leasehold

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1 SUBSTANTIAL VICTORIAN FREEHOLD WITH PLANNING PERMISSION arkwright road, hampstead, nw3 Currently three dwellings ø planning permission to create a family residence of two dwellings ø 3 reception rooms ø 2 kitchens ø 9 bedrooms ø 4 bathrooms ø garden ø greenhouse ø further planning permissions granted ø 378 sq m (4,068 sq ft) ø EPC=E

Savills Hampstead Peter Brookes pbrookes@savills.com

020 7472 5036

Guide £4.25 million Freehold

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Kemplay Road

Hampstead Village, NW3

An opportunity to purchase a prime example of a wonderfully bright 4 bedroom Hampstead Village house with a private garden & “sun trap” roof terrace, perfectly located less than 200 yards from Hampstead High Street. Sole Agent. EPC rating D

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£3,795,000 freehold

Hampstead

020 7794 3311

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St Marys Terrace

Little Venice, W2

An exceptionally well presented 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom top floor flat (with lift) in this attractive red brick portered mansion block in the heart of Little Venice. The property benefits from an abundance of natural light throughout, a fantastic 22ft reception room, large modern kitchen, far reaching views & 2 west facing balconies. EPC rating E

ÂŁ1,395,000 leasehold

Little Venice

020 7286 4632

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Penthouse HARLEY HOUSE LONDON NW1

A LATERAL PENTHOUSE APARTMENT LOCATED IN A LANDMARK MARYLEBONE MANSION BLOCK

A rare opportunity to purchase a lateral penthouse apartment set atop one of the most sought after buildings in Marylebone. The flat provides 379.16 sq m (4,076 sq ft) of accommodation over one floor only and features a terrace to the rear with views toward Regent’s Park, a terrace to the front and two designated parking spaces. Harley House is a much sought after large Edwardian imperious gated mansion block. Conveniently located 150 yards from Regent’s Park, it is adjacent to the Royal Academy of Music, and the world famous medical facilities of The London Clinic and Harley Street are within walking distance, as is Marylebone High Street, with its array of restaurants, cafés and boutiques.

ACCOMMODATION – Principal bedroom suite with access to terrace, 4 further bedrooms, 2 further bathrooms (1 ensuite), shower room (ensuite), drawing room with access to terrace, dining room, study/bedroom 6 with access to 2nd terrace, kitchen/breakfast room, guest cloakroom. AMENITIES – Two allocated parking spaces within a secure carriage driveway with electronically operated automatic gates, 24 hours/7 days a week uniformed security, porterage and concierge service within porter’s lodge, CCTV cameras positioned to the front, side and rear of the building, passenger lift, 4 video entry screens in the penthouse connected to porter’s lodge, independent heating and hot water, discounted charge for congestion zone, F zone off street parking. EPC rating F.

020 3040 8611

£7,950,000

sales.stjohnswood@chestertons.com

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A rare and stunning home on Kent Terrace, Regents Park, NW1 set in this desirable Nash terrace on the edge of Regents Park. Set behind communal gardens, this exceptional home features a modern fully fitted kitchen, a family room with direct access onto a large terrace and the entire first floor is incorporated by an imposing, dual aspect drawing room with floor to ceiling windows. Other features include a roof terrace with far reaching views of London, cellarage and a double garage. 5 3 Energy Efficiency Rating - Listed Building

Parkway 020 7043 4433

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ÂŁ5,350,000

Freehold

A substantial detached house built in 1879 on Cannon Place, Hampstead, NW3, a sought after road in Hampstead Village. This beautiful Victorian home has been in the same family for some 45 years and retains many period features. The impressive entrance hallway offers direct access to the sitting room, dining room and kitchen, all of which are effectively inter-communicating. Energy Efficiency Rating - E42

Hampstead 020 7435 4404

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IMPERIAL COURT, PRINCE ALBERT ROAD, NW8

£3,695,000

JOINT SOLE AGENT

An exceptional and rarely available two double bedroom, two bathroom apartment (formerly three bedroom) comprising 1,533 sq ft/142 sq m situated on the third floor of this premier block in St John’s Wood. This bright and contemporary apartment provides well planned, luxury accommodation including an impressive double reception room with wood flooring and access to a 37’ private terrace with sweeping views towards Regent’s Park. As a corner apartment, there are park views from every room. Additional benefits include secure underground parking for one car, passenger lift and 24 hour porterage. There is also a separate storage room which comes with the property. Two Bedrooms with En Suite Bathroom | Guest Cloakroom | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Reception/Dining Room | Storage Room | 24hr Porterage | Terrace | Passenger Lift | Underground Parking for One Car | EPC: C

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The hot list What to see and where to go this month

EXHIBITION

PAT P O P E CO LLE C TIO N THROUGHOUT JULY ZEBRA ONE GALLERY, NW3

A quiet corner of Hampstead turns rock ’n’ roll with a riotous collection of previously unseen photographs from acclaimed snapper Pat Pope. The 13 images, selected from his favourite shoots over the past two decades, feature musical icons including David Bowie, Debbie Harry, Lou Reed and Morrissey. Each image will be printed in limited editions of just ten, and visitors to the Zebra One Gallery can take a print home for £1,500. Owner and curator Gabrielle Du Plooy tells us, “these are remarkable images of some of the world’s biggest musical icons, which capture them in ways they were rarely seen. Thanks to Pat’s amazing reputation, skill and relationships with them, each photograph tells a powerful story.”

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1 JULY - 4 AUGUST RONNIE SCOTT’S, W1D July looks set to be a sizzler at legendary jazz club Ronnie Scott’s. Whether you take in a late show special or the regular Sunday Jazz Lunch, you know you’re in for a treat before you even step foot inside the sumptuous, velvety auditorium. This month sees a host of world-class jazz and blues talents perform on the venue’s hallowed stage. Here are a few highlights…

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VOI CES OF THE AMAZON 4-8 JUL SADLER’S WELLS, EC1R

In its UK premiere, this passionate dance musical tells the story of Beleza, a water spirit from the Amazon, whose search to cure her dying sister takes her on a life-changing journey deep into the rainforest. While the show is firmly rooted in the heart of Brazil, Voices of the Amazon is narrated with the dulcet tones of one very British Jeremy Irons: an entirely agreeable combination.

Rosebery Avenue, EC1R (020 7863 8000; sadlerswells.com)

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47 Frith Street, W1D (020 7439 0747; ronniescotts.co.uk)

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23 JULY NATALIE WILLIAMS SOUL FAMILY

A class act, Wade (above) is known as much for her masterful improvisational ability as she is for her intoxicating storytelling. Here, she performs a set of songs taken from her most recent album, 2015’s Offering: The Music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson.

A renowned Ronnie Scott’s regular, Williams and her band offer wholly uplifting, charismatic performances here. Expect seamless shifts between heart-rending ballads, deft swing numbers and funky originals.

17-18 JULY THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA

30 JULY - 4 AUGUST CURTIS STIGERS: SINATRA AT THE SANDS

Experiencing, live, the smooth sounds of these living legends really is a rare delight. The band boasts an amazing seven decades of making music, the original members having started out singing together as kids in the late 1930s. Expect roof-raising gospel joy.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Ol’ Blue Eyes’ best-loved live album, singer, songwriter and saxophonist, Stigers indulges us with an evening of unapologetic classics including Come Fly with Me, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Makin’ Whoopee and Fly Me To The Moon. Not to be missed!

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SUMMER STRE E TS 2-23 JUL REGENT STREET, W1B

A series of dedicated traffic-free Sundays will see this famous shopping thoroughfare transformed into a lively hub of entertainment and activities this month, without a 94 bus in sight. With the road pedestrianised all the way from Oxford Circus down to Piccadilly Circus, the annual lifestyle festival brings together themes of culture, style, wellness and food and drink, with the locale’s top retailers, restaurants and businesses coming together to celebrate summertime. Experience Regent Street in a whole new light.

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The Magic of the Royal Parks Did you know invertebrates make up 96 per cent of all animals on the planet? Without invertebrates such as bees, butterflies, spiders and worms we’d struggle to survive. These animals provide us with vital services – from pollinating plants to providing food for other animals. With thanks to the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, The Royal Parks Foundation has launched Mission: Invertebrate to get a better understanding of the invertebrates that make their home in the grasslands of London’s Royal Parks.

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ST R AWB E R RIE S & S C R EE N 3-16 JUL KINGS CROSS, N1C

The Championships are overrated: all that queuing, court-side etiquette and exorbitantly priced strawberries… OK, who are we kidding? Wimbledon tickets are like gold. But if you’re not one of the ballot-winning lucky ones, the next best thing is to watch the live tennis action on the big screen among fellow fanatics. This year, King’s Cross’ annual Wimbledon party takes place at Lewis Cubitt Square and promises all the excitement of Henman Hill, without the schlep to SW19.

This summer the Mission: Invertebrate team are hitting the road with a giant snail tour! Join them for a free family day of fun: activities include storytelling, bug trails, creative crafting and invertebrate missions. Plus, look out for a giant snail caravan packed with things for all the family to do. Events are taking place in a variety of locations from July to October. For more information, visit: royalparks.org.uk/ missioninvertebrate

Lewis Cubitt Square, N1C (kingscross.co.uk)

EXHIBITION

FRI EZ E SCULPTURE FROM 5 JUL Regent’s Park, NW1

Ahead of October’s main event, Frieze London, this is the Capital’s largest showcase of major outdoor works by leading artists and galleries. The free exhibition will bring together 25 new and significant works by leading 20thcentury and contemporary artists from across the globe – all in the glorious surrounds of our favourite Royal Park.

Regent’s Park, NW1 (frieze.com)

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The Royal Parks Foundation is the charity for London’s eight amazing Royal Parks – 5,000 acres of glorious green space and 500 years of history in the heart of our capital city. They raise funds for wildlife conservation, heritage restoration, education and wellbeing activities.


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F EAST YOUR E YES Once upon a time, a dish of hearty, homemade fare was enough to impress your guests, but in these days of “foodstagramming”, no self-respecting dish graces the table without an artistic smear of jus or a scattering of edible flowers. So how important is it to perfect those plating techniques?

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WE’VE LONG KNOWN THAT JUST LOOKING AT FOOD CAN MAKE OUR MOUTHS WATER, BUT NOW RESEARCH HAS PROVEN THAT “EATING WITH THE EYES” IS HARD-WIRED IN THE BRAIN. THE STUDY DEMONSTRATES THE PRESENCE OF CIRCUITRY THAT CONVEYS VISUAL INFORMATION TO THE PART OF THE BRAIN THAT REGULATES THE MOTIVATION TO FEED IN ZEBRAFISH. WHILE ZEBRAFISH WE ARE NOT, OUR NEURON NETWORK IS SIMILAR, AND FIRST IMPRESSIONS COUNT – ASIDE FROM TASTE, WE ARE INFLUENCED BY AESTHETICS So how to do it? If you’ve ever tried, you’ll know that plating up is a job for an abstract artist. Just because you’re a good chef, it doesn’t follow that you have the presentation skills to match. Here are a few of the basics: 1 Pick your plate For a real contrast, you can’t beat plain white and the larger the plate, the more the food will stand out. Think about what you are serving, too: wood or ceramic work well for more rustic meals 2 Take cues from nature Choose colours that reflect the season and aim to contrast light with dark for a balanced dish 3 Build flavour-filled bites Layer your components one on top of another to ensure that every mouthful over delivers on flavour. Adding height also gives depth 4 Be playful Try shifting the centre – this can have the effect of anchoring the food and adding drama 5 Clean up your act Always use a light hand and clear up any drips or stray smears before serving 6 Finishing touches Pick garnishes carefully: they should work in harmony with your dish, adding a layer of texture and visual excitement

All set to style now? To inspire your craft, we’ve trawled the restaurants of London to discover this summer’s most foodstagrammable dishes (it was a hard job, but somebody had to do it), and asked the chefs to talk us through the dishes and their inspiration

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“SOLERO” Ben Murphy, Launceston Place “Where I can, I like to use influences from my childhood. I wanted to create something fun and eye-catching that was also full of flavour. And I really like having an element of surprise: people naturally expect this dish to be an ice cream, but it is, in fact, a coconut mousse. I developed this dish to be vegan friendly, which means it can go on all our menus and every guest has the opportunity to taste it. Presentation is everything, but flavour always comes first, without that the dish is worthless.” 1a Launceston Place, W8 (020 7937 6912; launcestonplace-restaurant.co.uk)

MANGO PAVLOVA Gary Foulkes, Angler “Everyone likes a pavlova – there’s something so delicious about perfectly ripe fruit, meringue and cream. In this particular dish the freshness of lime, the luxurious natural sweetness of coconut and the wonderfully perfumed mango work harmoniously together. I try to ensure that my desserts are as visually appealing as they are tasty. Pavlova is a naturally relaxed-looking dish, I try to refine it without losing its charm.” South Place Hotel, 3 South Place, EC2M (020 3215 1260; anglerrestaurant.com)

SEARED YELLOWFIN TUNA WITH NATIVE LOBSTER TORTELLINI Michael Nadra, Michael Nadra “As I get older, I’m leaning towards healthier dishes, using less fat and dairy to produce zingy flavours that leave you feeling content rather than bloated. Here, clean-tasting seared sashimi-grade yellowfin tuna is served with a crunchy Asian salad, carrot purée with a ginger kick and sweet homemade saffron lobster tortellini. Presentation is very important, but if the taste doesn’t match or surpass the initial promise, the customer will be disappointed.”

PEKINESE DUMPLINGS David Muñoz, StreetXO “We want to create unique dishes that have no limits – to go beyond expectations. All of our food is different and a bit crazy. Think of it as fine dining, but eaten with your hands and with juices dripping down your chin. The Pekinese dumplings are presented on a blank canvas of white paper, splattered with strawberry hoisin – like a piece of modern art – and served up to be eaten in one bite. I want my dishes to shock and surprise, both when they arrive at the table and when they are eaten.”

42 Gloucester Avenue, NW1 (020 7722 2800; restaurant-michaelnadra.co.uk)

15 Old Burlington Street, W1S (020 3096 7555; streetxo.com)


CANCHA SEVICHE, Cláudio Cardoso, SUSHISAMBA “This dish was inspired by a recent trip to the Amazon rainforest and my experiences in Peru, in support of SUSHISAMBA’s partnership with the charity Cool Earth. While we strive to deliver impeccable presentation, we always focus on the flavour first and foremost – getting the blend of ingredients perfect before turning to the presentation is our number one priority. After all, there is no point in creating a beautiful dish if the flavour doesn’t match.” 110 Bishopsgate, EC2N (020 3640 7330; sushisamba.com) FABRICMAGAZINE.CO.UK

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GREEN TEA WAFFLES WITH JAPANESE BLACK SUGAR SYRUP, BLUEBERRY AND BACON Bjoern Weissgerber, Sexy Fish “This is one of my favourite Sexy Fish desserts. It is fun, impressive to behold, and our customers love it. The sweetness of the black sugar syrup, the savouriness of the bacon and the freshness of the blueberries are all perfect companions for the sweet green tea waffles. First and foremost, we aim to make delicious food, but for a dish like this, presentation is also very important. We often notice our diners taking a photo before enjoying their food.”

GRILLED MACKEREL FILLET WITH RADISH, CUCUMBER AND DILL DRESSING Igor Tymchyshyn, Orrery “I took inspiration from the season to create this clean, light dish, which is brimming with flavours and contrasting textures. Mackerel is a fish that I love to cook with, and accompanied by the crunch of radish, cooling cucumber and a sprinkling of dill, the flavour of the grilled flesh is elevated brilliantly. For me, taste is essential in every dish, but of course the fact that these vibrantly coloured ingredients go so beautifully together is a bonus.”

THE WHITE MILLEFEUILLE Anne-Sophie Pic, La Dame de Pic “I was interested in revisiting this symbolic French pastry dish and placing greater emphasis on its appearance. I wanted a dessert that was white and pure and revealed nothing about itself. Appearance plays such a crucial role in anticipating how a dish will taste and I wanted to give free rein to the diners’ imaginations. The use of a single colour, evoking nothing more than its immaculate whiteness, invites guests to bite into it and enjoy the crisp, fluffy textures and subtle, delicate flavours.”

Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, W1J (020 3764 2000; sexyfish.com)

55 Marylebone High Street, W1U (020 7616 8000; orrery-restaurant.co.uk)

Four Seasons Hotel London, 10 Trinity Square, EC3N (020 3297 3799; ladamedepiclondon.co.uk)

STUFFED COURGETTE FLOWERS Francesco Mazzei, Sartoria “If you walk into any garden in southern Italy at this time of year it will be filled with the most beautiful courgette flowers, Tropea onions and tomatoes – and that is my inspiration for this dish. It really showcases the best that the season has to offer. In Italy it is traditional to stuff the courgette flowers with anchovies and mozzarella, but at Sartoria we use the Calabrian speciality of stoccafisso (air-dried cod). It is one of my favourite tastes of home and when paired with the vibrant colours and flavours of the fresh vegetables and flowers it makes for a stunning and delicious summer dish.”

SLOW COOKED OCTOPUS TACO Mitz Vora, Foley’s pop up at The Gardening Society “This is one of the signature dishes from our John Lewis Oxford Street pop-up. We had a lot of fun creating this menu, which combines Middle-Eastern and Asian tastes with traditional Mexican street food, offering guests flavours and influences from all over the world. The presentation of this dish is incredibly important and we were looking to capture a sense of summer – perfect for enjoying on the roof! The bright colours of the octopus and bok choy against the black sesame mayo make this dish really stand out.”

PLATEAU DE FRUITS DE MER Masaki Sugisaki, Dinings “Dinings’ philosophy has always been to create an eating experience for guests that pushes the boundaries of Japanese cuisine as they know it. This is achieved with our unique style of Izakaya dishes. The Plateau de Fruits de Mer is one of our signature dishes: it offers a blend of the finest Japanese cooking traditions with European seafood bar culture. We carefully craft the presentation of sushi, sashimi and raw seafood to encourage diners to share.”

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The Gardening Society on the roof of John Lewis, 300 Oxford Street, W1C (020 7629 7711; johnlewis. com/thegardeningsociety; foleysrestaurant.co.uk)

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With perfect parks aplenty, there’s no better place for a picnic than London on a sunny day – make sure your al fresco get-together packs a punch with these gorgeous goodies

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1. Ibride Black Yuan stackable set of 4 bowls and 4 plates, £148 (limelace.co.uk) | 2. Foil palm leaf plate, £5.25 for a pack of 8 (candleandcake.co.uk) | 3. Lily Bird soy sauce container by Stefano Giovannoni, £23 (alessi.com) | 4. Rice DK thermos flask in apple green, £30 (sistersguild.co.uk) | 5. Apple red picnic rug, £119 (tollymcrae.co.uk) | 6. Bloomingville barbecue bucket in stripes, £65 (outthereinteriors.com) FABRICMAGAZINE.CO.UK

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Style&wellbeing

WEAR THIS: LAZUL LONDON We love Lazul London’s luxury resortwear collection, as do celeb fans Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Beyoncé. The range fuses 1970s-inspired elegance with modern design and attention to detail. Luxurious silk kaftans, tunics and playsuits featuring vibrant hand-painted designs will see you through from pool to party in serious style, while the superior swimwear features high-quality fabrics and clever technical support to bring out the best in every body. Founder Nina Deckers has these wise words for choosing the ultimate beachwear: “You will look sexiest in something that makes you feel confident, so choose swimwear that you feel good in, regardless of fashion or colour trends. And remember, rather than flattering your behind, bigger bikini bottoms make hips look larger.” Available at Harrods, Selfridges and Avenue 32, and online at lazul-london.com. Prices from £195 for a one-piece

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The Organic Pharmacy Self Tan £36.95 (theorganicpharmacy.com)

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BEACH CHIC

Arthur Arbesser for Silhouette sunglasses in glossy caramel from £250 (silhouette.com)

Maysson Sultana kaftan £359 (wolfandbadger.com)

Elemis Luxury Travel Essentials designed by Misha Nonoo £62 (elemis.com)

Salt-Water Original shiny turquoise sandals £59.50 (salt-watersandals.com)


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Beach body beautiful

STUDIO BY ALINA MILOS at Duck & Dry

Try as I might, my blow-drying skills leave me feeling flat, so when I want my hair to speak volumes, I call on Duck & Dry at Oxford Circus (where, if the mood takes me, I can also indulge in a mani or pedi – or both – all while sipping on Prosecco). And, during a recent visit, I was excited to hear about their latest offering: making for a truly head-to-toe package, makeovers or make-up tutorials from Alina Milos – make-up artist and co-founder of mineral make-up brand Lin & Lo – have been added to the menu. Clutching my ticket to a day at the races, I head in to be beautified. In a quiet corner of the studio, Alina has set up home. And at home is exactly how I feel in her zen space, which has been beautifully appointed in walnut, copper and marble. To make life easier for clients, she has created 15 different make-up looks, categorised into different moods – so whether you’re feeling romantic, determined or ready to party, you’re sure to find something that appeals. She also creates more customised

looks and can offer tutorials on some of those hard to master make-up techniques, like the eyeliner flick. I like the idea of selecting a look, and decide on “Rose”, which, with its ever-so-slightly smoky eyes and neutral lips, is the perfect blend of natural and made up. And in just half an hour Alina has worked her magic, talking me through the processes and letting me in on trade secrets as she goes. I’m already a fan of the Lin & Lo products, but this gives me the opportunity to try some new ones, and with the whole line available to purchase in the Studio, I’m keen to add these to my stash at the end of the session. We’ve also been discussing brows and lashes – another of Alina’s specialities – and I book in for a tint and curl at a later date. With a loyalty programme and members’ club, something tells me it won’t be the only time I’m back here. LSJ Moods and Looks makeover, £29 for 30 minutes. Customised looks, £39 for 45 minutes. 28 Market Place, W1W (020 8127 1121; linandlo.co.uk)

GREEN PEOPLE With their blend of absolutely no synthetic chemicals, fragrances or colourants, few are quite as dedicated to the natural cause as Green People. The brand celebrates their 20th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion, they’ve launched two beautiful special edition collections in Damask Rose and Orange Blossom. The Damask Rose moisturiser, with top notes of jasmine and lemon, has us dreaming of heady holiday evenings. And its rich formulation is the perfect antidote to sundried skin. From £15 (greenpeople.co.uk)

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The average person has tried 61 diets by the age of 45. Which is why personal trainer Max Lowery is passionate about adopting a sustainable lifestyle that helps to burn fat, boost energy levels and get fitter faster. He reveals his secret – the two-meal day – in his new book. Packed with advice, recipes and exercises, it’s the ultimate guide to losing fat fast. He says, “people may have reservations about intermittent fasting, largely due to misinformation.” Here are the three most common misconceptions: Myth #1: fasting slows metabolism “The opposite is true. Lower insulin levels, higher growth-hormone levels and increased norepinephrine all increase the breakdown of fat and facilitate its use for energy. Studies suggest that your metabolism only slows down after 72 hours without food.” Myth #2: fasting = starvation “There is a vast difference between fasting and starving. Starvation only occurs once you run out of stored body fat to use as energy. The goal of fasting is not to calorie restrict, but to restrict meal frequency by extending the time between the last meal one day and the first meal the next. In the fasted state you are burning stored body fat as energy. When you eat, you eat until you are full, enjoying every bite!” Myth #3: muscles will waste away “One of the main benefits is the effect on growth hormone in the blood, which can increase by up to five times. This facilitates fat burning, aids muscle building and prevents muscle wastage when supported by the nutrients provided by your two meals.” The 2-Meal Day, published by Kyle Books, is out in paperback now, priced £14.99 (2mealday.com) FABRICMAGAZINE.CO.UK

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Food&drink THE ART OF THE PICNIC We do love a picnic, but the often-fleeting nature of our summer weather means that we’re not always blessed with the luxury of forward planning. Which leaves us with two options: grabbing some pre-packaged sarnies and packets of crisps en route, or calling on the experts to furnish us with a thoughtful feast. No prizes for guessing which we’re opting for this summer. There’s just the question of where exactly to pick up that pre-prepared picnic (it goes without saying that Londoners are spoilt for choice).

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GERMAN GYMNASIUM By far the trendiest offering this summer comes from German Gymnasium, who have paired up with Wines of Germany. Served in a modern steel hamper complete with wayfarer-style sunglasses for two, there are three varieties to choose from, each designed to highlight a different German wine. Whether you choose the Sekt, the Riesling or the Pinot Noir, you’ll enjoy it with an assortment of German delicacies, savoury and sweet, created by executive chef, Bjoern Wassmuth. Berlin cool right here in London. (From £64 for two, germangymnasium.com)

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POPTAILS We’ve discovered the coolest way to chill out: distinctly grown-up, delectably alcoholic ice pops. Poptails’ Calippo-shaped sorbets are an inviting combination of popsicle and cocktail, made from a delicious blend of fresh fruit and premium alcohol. The Mojito, a mix of rum, strawberry and mint sorbet, wins our vote, but if that doesn’t float your boat, Punch (rum, mango and pineapple) and Limon (limoncello, lemon and coconut) are also available. And because they are free from additives and colouring, fat-free and under 130 calories per lolly, they’re guilt-free, too (well, almost!). £3.99 (poptailsbylapp.co.uk)

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Perfectly placed for the Heath is The Hampstead Butcher and Providore, whose Premium Picnics include the finest cheese and charcuterie, served with freshly baked bread; delicious dips and Grissini bread sticks; roasted veg and salads; with English shortbread and seasonal fruit for pud. Delivered to your picnic area, they come complete with plates, cutlery and condiments. (£22.95 per head, hampsteadbutcher.com)

DUKES HOTEL For a quintessentially British do with all the luxury touches, you won’t find better than Dukes. Their luxurious hampers come accompanied by cushions, blankets, umbrellas, a pop-up gazebo and, better still, a butler to tend to your every whim. Because, really, why would you want to pour the bubbly yourself? (£99 per head, dukeshotel.com)


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AH I POK E Bored of barbecues? Wow guests at your next al fresco bash with something they might not have tried before. Hailing from Hawaii, poke (pronounced ‘poh-kay’) is a colourful mix of raw cubes of fish, with a soy-based dressing, served in a bowl with rice, pickles and colourful toppings. Few do it better than Guy Jackson and Celia Farrar, founders of Eat Poke, the original poke traders at Kerb London. Their new book, Poke: Hawaiian-Inspired Sushi Bowls (Hardie Grant, £12.99) is out now. Here, they share one of their favourite dishes.

1 Place rice in a saucepan with a close-fitting lid. Cover with cold water and, using your hand, stir gently to release the excess starch from the grains. Drain and repeat until the water stops turning cloudy. 2 Once fully rinsed and drained, cover the rice with 240 ml water. Place the saucepan on a medium-high heat and bring to a rapid boil. Cover, turn down the heat to a gentle simmer, and cook for 15–20 minutes. 3 Once the rice is cooked, remove the pan from the heat and leave, covered, to steam for a further 10 minutes. Now you can turn the rice out into a wooden sushi rice bowl, if you have one. Using a rice paddle or wooden spoon, gently fold and turn the cooked rice, allowing the steam to evaporate. 4 At this stage, we like to season the freshly cooked rice. Whisk together the mirin with the rice wine vinegar, plus sugar

and salt. Drizzle the mixture over the hot rice while gently folding to coat each grain. The rice should now be left for 10 minutes to cool before using for your poke bowl. 5 In a large mixing bowl combine the tuna, white onion, half of the spring onions, half of the black and white sesame seeds, and the salt. Mix all the marinade ingredients together in a small bowl, add to the tuna and thoroughly combine. Serve immediately or leave to marinate for up to 1 hour. 6 Once ready to serve, spoon the cooked rice into 4 bowls and top with the fish and marinade. 7 Sprinkle the remaining sesame seeds and spring onions loosely over the top of the dish. 8 Try pimping your bowls with beetroot pickled baby corn, lotus root crisps and a few edible violet flowers.

INGREDIENTS Base 240g white sushi rice 2 tbsp mirin 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar 1 tsp sugar ½ tsp salt Poke 400g fresh yellowfin tuna, cut into 1.5cm cubes 2 tbsp sliced Maui or sweet white onion 4 tbsp spring onions, just the green tops, finely sliced ½ tsp toasted white sesame seeds ½ tsp toasted black sesame seeds 1 tsp alaea or Hawaiian sea salt (sea salt or Himalayan salt are good alternatives)

Long or short, refreshing or sweet, from the Gin Fizz to the Gimlet, the Bee’s Knees to the Bramble, there’s good reason why gin is at the heart of so many of our favourite summer cocktails: it’s light, botanical and easily blended. And our summer spirit of choice just got even more desirable. Portobello Road Gin’s exclusive limited edition Grow Your Own Juniper bottle comes with a free juniper sapling, along with tips and tricks from gardening expert Alice Vincent on how to grow it at home. You can even take your harvested berries to the Ginstitute on Portobello Road and have them turned in to a very personal tipple. Chin-chin! Available exclusively at Waitrose, £25 (portobelloroadgin. com)

Marinade 4 tsp toasted sesame oil 2 tbsp tamari soy sauce 1 tsp grated fresh ginger 1 tsp black sesame seeds, lightly toasted 1 tsp white sesame seeds, lightly toasted pinch of sugar

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FOOD & DRINK

Taking over the kiosks at Pergola on the Roof are 8 Hoxton Square, Salt ‘n’ Sauce from Bonnie Gull, Breddos Tacos, and Patty & Bun

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The morning rooftop yoga sessions here, run by Fat Buddha, have caught our eye – not least because they’re followed by a slap-up brekkie on the terrace. No.1 Poultry, EC2R (020 7395 5000; coqdargent.co.uk)

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Fancy escaping the city buzz? The Stafford’s cobbled courtyard is right in St. James’s, but feels a million miles away. 16-18 St. James’s Place, SW1A (020 7493 0111; thestaffordlondon.com)

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Tom Dixon’s iconic restaurant design at Bronte is perfectly complemented by the venue’s new al fresco rosé bar. Don’t miss the ice-lolly cocktails – they are seriously wicked.

For Hamptons-esque style without the transatlantic crossing, head to the rooftop at Television Centre. With capacity for 600, there’ll be no vying for a sunny spot.

This summer, John Lewis’ expansive rooftop houses a restaurant, London’s smallest pub, a foraging garden and multiple private summer houses, each with its own garden.

The Grand Building, 1–3 Strand, WC2N (020 7930 8855; bronte.co.uk)

Multi Story Car Park, Television Centre, Wood Lane, W12 (pergolaontheroof.com)

300 Oxford Street, W1C (020 7629 7711; johnlewis.com/thegardeningsociety)

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DALLOWAY TERRACE The Bloomsbury Hotel’s Dalloway Terrace is such a gem that I’m almost reluctant to spill the beans. Tucked away behind the hustle and bustle of Tottenham Court Road and the Dominion Theatre, the restaurant has recently re-opened after its winter hibernation. Festooned with pretty blossom, it’s a true oasis in the city. Basking in the evening sun, we can’t help feeling we’ve lucked out with the weather, but with the ability to cover the terrace, rain never stops play here. As we peruse head chef Hans Louis’ new seasonal menu, we toast our good fortune. The No.3 Berry Martini and Frosé (Lillet Blanc, rosé wine and strawberry) cocktails are both excellent – we’re impressed by (though not moved to order from!) the range of delicious-sounding low-sugar cocktails and mocktails that are also on the menu. Starters are promising – it’s a creamy mushroom soup with an exquisite hint of truffle, accompanied by warm sourdough bread for me, and a retro prawn cocktail, with the restaurant’s signature Guinness bread for my companion. This proves to be the king of all breads, though with two courses to come, restraint is called for. Inspired by the sunshine and feeling the holiday vibe, we’re tempted by the Salcombe crab and crayfish ravioli, but the lure of fillet steak is too strong. Cooked to perfection, it is served with hand-cut chips and a goat’s curd and avocado mousse salad on the side. A well balanced and medium-bodied Argentinian Malbec is the perfect complement. We’ve just enough room left for something sweet and choose to share a sublime pistachio cream profiterole with salted caramel ice cream, which we wash down with a glass of Tokaji – the Hungarian dessert wine holds huge sentimental value for us, providing a fitting end to a truly memorable meal. Al fresco dining in the West End doesn’t come much better than this. But don’t wait for a sunny day to get yourself down there! BP

M AT T H E W GREGSON-JONES DIRECTOR AT BOXCAR When I was a child I wanted to be… a footballer, like the majority of young boys of a certain age who have kicked a ball. I loved the team aspect, but alas, it wasn’t to be. The first thing I cooked was… spaghetti Bolognese. I was taught to make it from scratch by an Italian lady – ready-made sauce jars are not an option! My kitchen heroes are… those who are true to the ingredients and do not try to complicate flavours and dishes. Less is definitely more. The terrace makeover is accompanied by a new seasonal menu from head chef Hans Louis

My fail-safe dinner party menu is… arancini with goat’s cheese for starters. They can be made in advance and are always a real winner among guests. For main course, I always go for slow roast lamb shoulder (us Brits are blessed with the best meat) with port reduction, accompanied by a selection of seasonal veg. For dessert, nothing beats a traditional sticky toffee pudding. My last meal on earth would be… steak and kidney pudding with chips and gravy. I was born and bred in Manchester and every time I go back I have to have this. I’ve converted many southerners with this simple yet classic dish. When I feel down, I cook… a mean, hot curry – I’m so preoccupied with everything that goes into perfecting the dish that I forget about everything else. My favourite London restaurant is… sadly no longer. Les Trois Garçons was amazing. That said, London is now a Mecca for food, and to choose just one place would be an injustice to all the others. My ultimate London day consists of… bacon sarnies at home with my son, followed by a stroll – we’re always in a rush, but once in a while it’s good to saunter through W1. Then dinner and drinks in the evening with friends. What better way to spend a day? Boxcar, a butchery, deli and grill opened last month at 23 New Quebec Street, W1H (boxcar.co.uk)

Dalloway Terrace, 16-22 Great Russell Street, WC1B (020 7347 1221; dallowayterrace.com)

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In very good taste

A hotel is more than just a place to sleep, and with that in mind, July sees Ian Schrager introduce one of the most anticipated launches of the year: PUBLIC, a new hotel for a new way of living in New York. The fundamental premise is that luxury should be accessible for all. The hotel is seriously stylish – it’s been designed to be simple, sophisticated and timeless, like home, but better. Great service is at its heart, delivered by “Public Advisors” dedicated to making every stay exceptional. In order to respond to modern lifestyles, the hotel has been equipped with the fastest WiFi in the city, and it’s totally free of charge. Plus there’s mobile and self-check-in; mobile keys; Apple TVs in every room; and online food ordering. And with two restaurants, three bars and a multimedia performance space, PUBLIC promises to offer the very best in world-class experiences, all under one roof. In the city that never sleeps, if you really must sleep, we don’t think you’ll find a better place to do so. (publichotels.com)

It might be school holiday time, but this month sees very gown up glamour come to Spain’s foodie capital. Akelarre, San Sebastián’s first independent boutique five-star hotel, adjoins Pedro Subijana’s three-Michelin-starred restaurant of the same name. The latest opening from the team behind Cap Rocat in Mallorca and Torralbenc in Menorca, the hotel perches high on Monte Igueldo, with dramatic views over the headland and the Bay of Biscay. The 22 Scandi-chic bedrooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, to make the most of the sea views. All rooms have private terraces, while those on the ground floor boast a private infinity pool. An indulgent on-site spa offers a swimming pool, hydrotherapy circuit, Hamman, sauna and gym, and three treatment rooms. And, alongside the award-winning restaurant, guests can enjoy the exclusive state-of-the-art wine cellar, showcasing Pedro Subijana’s most treasured wine collection. It seems unlikely that anyone would want to leave the hotel, but should the occasion arise, a complimentary transfer runs between the hotel and the city, where the compelling pintxos bars, wide beaches and cobbled streets are waiting to be explored. Opening rates from £379 per night, based on two sharing a double room on a B&B basis (akelarre.net)

FOLLOW YOUR NOSE Your choice of scent says much about who you are and this new fragrance-filled weekend from French hotel Pavillon des Lettres really allows perfume fans to be themselves. The hotel has paired up with the parfumiers Fragonard to offer a scented adventure in Paris. Beginning with a guided tour of the Musée du Parfum Fragonard, you’ll discover the science of ingredients and essences, and the essential techniques of composition and evaluation. A 90-minute masterclass, led by an expert parfumier follows, in which you can create and personalise your own eau de cologne to take away, along with a signed diploma and Fragonard bag and apron. One of Paris’ most romantic hotels just got even dreamier. From €388 based on two sharing on a B&B basis. Available every Saturday, bookable on request, subject to availability (pavillondeslettres.com) 56 |

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Naturally exceptional At Octagon, we cherish our hard-earned reputation for creating some of the finest new homes in London and the home counties. Byron Villa in Highgate Village is a perfect example, and the last available of two exceptional townhouses, situated on a tranquil tree-lined avenue in one of London’s most sought after residential areas. Arranged over 6 floors served by a glass lift, the spacious accommodation includes 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and beautifully appointed reception rooms, as well as a cinema room, gymnasium, wine cellar and self-contained apartment with private access. There is secure off-street parking and a professionally landscaped rear garden Highgate offers an eclectic mixture of boutiques, shops and cafes, as well as an outstanding choice of schools, including Highgate School and Channing School. Transport links are excellent, with the Northern Line from Highgate tube station taking just 18 minutes to reach Leicester Square.

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BYRON VILLA The Grove Highgate Village London N6 6LB

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A taste of Puglia

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A weekend escape at Don Totu, a very special B&B in San Cassiano, provides an opportunity to experience “la dolce vita” WOR DS KA R EN HEA N EY

When Milanese couple Mauro and Chiara Bini restored this beautiful 17th-century building in San Cassiano, Puglia, they wanted to give it back its soul. They did more than that. They transformed it into a very special boutique B&B, where guests truly experience “la dolce vita”. Named after the landowner’s local steward, Don Totu is a “secret palazzo”, designed for gracious living rather than ostentatious entertaining. Its deliberately unassuming façade conceals a much grander interior with star-vaulted ceilings, exposed stonework and soft furnishings in a soothing palette of ivory, cream and grey. Local ceramics and collectables from all over the world add intriguing accents. A maze of corridors and stairways lead off to the hotel’s six bedrooms: five doubles and one family suite. The rooms retain the original building’s materials – ancient brickwork, magnificent wooden doors with original ironwork – but each has its own distinctive style. All are discreetly luxurious. Beyond the main building there is a spectacular pool area with landscaped gardens and a pool house that is quite simply jaw-dropping. Designed by the owners, it’s a double-height loggia, with a reproduction of Matisse’s 18-metre-long 1952 cut-out La Piscine running its entire 58 |

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Opposite: the spectacular pool is surrounded by lush landscaped gardens

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Above: the roof terrace above the loggia doubles as an open air cinema Left: interior spaces have been meticulously restored and furnished with care and passion

length. Iconic 1950s-style furniture completes the picture. It’s the perfect place to kick back and relax with a Negroni after a day in the sun; alternatively, you can head up to the roof terrace above the loggia, which doubles as an open-air cinema. Fortified by a delicious lunch on the terrace – think creamy burrata, the ripest tomatoes, local cheeses and irresistible home-baked bread – on our first afternoon we head out to the local Parco dei Paduli. Alessandra, the manager, and a San Cassiano local, explains that the site is the focus of a major regeneration project. Fourteen localities have joined forces to bring the neglected olive groves back to life and create a cultural hub. In late spring it’s a bewitching place: there are wild flower meadows under the olive trees, nature and history trails and the odd teepee, which you can camp in and stargaze from at night. Strict licensing laws designed to protect the local restaurants and bars in San Cassiano mean that Don Totu can’t offer its guests dinner. But this being Puglia, one of Italy’s richest culinary regions, there is no shortage of excellent places to eat. We enjoy a fabulous – and at €35 a head, incredibly good value – tasting menu at Farmacia dei Sani, an osteria that’s a half-hour drive away in Ruffano. The following morning we get up early to take advantage of the yoga class that Don Totu offers its guests (there’s a Hammam and small gym on-site, too). The post-yoga breakfast, taken outdoors under a stone portico, is sublime: fresh fruit, homemade pastries and biscuits, a selection of local jams, local charcuterie, cheese and eggs cooked every which way. We can’t linger quite as long as we would like, as the serious business of the day is about to start. Don Totu’s guests can book a cookery day with local restaurateur Raffaele Fanciullo. The course starts with a visit to a local farm and farmers’ market, to

source ingredients. It’s a fascinating insight into the local economy and the gastronomy of Puglia – the freshness and the quality of the produce here is extraordinary. Back at Don Totu, under Raffaele’s eagle-eyed supervision, we prep the ingredients for lunch – a selection of mouthwatering salads accompanied by stracciatella (burrata with an even creamier centre). We are allowed a couple of hours at leisure before we’re required back in the kitchen for dinner prep. This provides the perfect opportunity to hop on one of the guest bikes and cycle to the next village; if we’d wanted to go further afield, we could have taken one of the Vespas that are also provided for guests’ use. Dinner prepped – a ricotta and cima di rape starter, three pasta dishes and roast rabbit with fava bean purée – we make our way down to the dining room for winetasting led by Davide, Alessandra’s colleague and wine-buff, before sitting down to eat the fruits of our labour. This is a dinner with difference – not just because we’ve had a small part in cooking it – but also because our chef is a talented opera singer and serenades us as each course is served. Their aim, say the owners, is to make Don Totu guests feel as comfortable and as pampered as if they were Don Totu himself. There’s no doubt in our minds that they’ve succeeded.

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To the manor born

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Enjoy exemplary service and a world-class spa, combined with laid-back comfort and hearty homemade fare in the heart of the postcard-pretty Cotswolds WOR DS KAT I E H U T L E Y

The very best hotels are those that achieve a feeling of homecoming. And after a sat nav malfunction that saw our journey take a mammoth five hours (sob), the home-from-home welcome we received upon arrival at Foxhill Manor was the stuff that dreams are made of. Sister hotel to Dormy House, Foxhill Manor has just eight suites, and the most relaxed eating and drinking ethos I’ve ever come across. Their “eat what you want, when and where you want” philosophy was just crying out to be put to the test after our epic journey, so we ordered a late lunch of toasties, which we asked to be served on the terrace. While this was being prepared, we were introduced to chef, who talked us through menu options for the evening – all with the caveat that we were totally at liberty to order anything we chose. We overheard a group of fellow guests doing just that, requesting soufflés and fish dishes, all met with a relaxed smile and can-do attitude – in fact, we got the impression that the team enjoy a challenge; but the suggested menu sounded so like something we would have conjured up, we were more than happy to go with the flow. In between all this eating fell the important matter of checking out the Dormy House spa next door – although “spa next door” hardly does it justice. I’ve been lucky enough to have sampled a fair few luxury spas in my time, but let me state for the record – you read it here first – that Dormy House takes first prize. I was going to say that it may have been due to being exhausted from the over-long journey, but that would be doing the place a disservice; the massage I received was like no other; so warm, cocooned and nurtured did I feel that I almost wept when it ended.

Any dismay was forgotten, though, on discovering my new Favourite Place On Earth: the outdoor hot tub. Wallowing in the steaming hot water, drinking in the view was such a delight that I often find myself drifting back there. Even so, the real highlight was to come at dinner time, as so often in life. After resisting the temptations of the help-yourself pantry, situated RIGHT OUTSIDE OUR SUITE, appetites and anticipation were running equally high. The intimate scale of the hotel was never better illustrated than at dinner; food was served in a cosy dining room lit by twinkly candlelight. Such was the feeling of being at a friend’s house for the weekend that tables of guests were actually talking to each other, for heaven’s sake! The food was, predictably, exemplary; beautifully cooked mackerel for starter, and a superb beef Wellington to follow. The spirit of Foxhill, though, was embodied in the smaller touches; having expressed my hearty admiration for the marmite-infused butter (yes, yes, I know) that accompanied the bread, guess what was presented with my breakfast tray the following morning? For all I knew, they’d whipped up a fresh batch just for me. Leaving somewhere wonderful is always a wrench, and we were positively beside ourselves with grief upon departure. Our consolation was plotting to return – a special birthday or anniversary is just crying out to be marked by taking the place over for the weekend. Really, what could be better than filling your home with wonderful food, free-flowing drinks and loved ones? The only answer, of course, is calling somewhere as perfect as this home while you do so. After all, there’s no place like Foxhill...

Rates start from £380 per room, per night, based on two sharing, including breakfast For further information, or to book, visit foxhillmanor.com or call 01386 852711

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Right: add a pop of jewelbright colour with Dutchbone’s Retro Glamour collection

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Interiors

Left: the new playful bedlinen collection from Raj Tent Club Below: gorgeous hand-poured candles to evoke memories of far-flung travels

Left: move over deckchairs, every garden needs a funky foldable rocker by WAWA

R O C K STA R S Ordinarily we’re of the opinion that when it comes to design, you don’t mess with a classic. But WAWA’s freshly relaunched Folding Rocking Chairs offer such a shrewd update on the humble canvas deckchair that we’re beginning to question our principles. Designed by the brand’s founder, Richard Ward, these funky foldable rockers come in a host of eyecatching covers, including a series of designer one-offs to sink our design-savvy selves into this summer. Bliss! From £298 (wawa.co.uk) N E X T L E V E L LO U N G I N G Luxe fabrics, jewel colours and art nouveau

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influences: Dutchbone’s new Retro Glamour collection is ticking all of our boxes right now. In the mix is the burnt orange 1920s tub chair (top right), which provides the perfect spot to sit and swivel while you sup a cocktail. Style with a leafy areca palm for instant boho glamour. £475 (cuckooland.com) LUX E L A N G U R S The playful Langur Monkey rug and bedlinen collection from Raj Tent Club is inspired by adventures in the national parks of central India. Including a sumptuous reversible kingsize quilt and a hand-tufted wool rug, the set offers a refreshingly grown-up take on animal

prints. No more monkeys jumping on the bed? We beg to differ. From £40 for a pillowcase (rajtentclub.com) T R AV E L L I N G L I G H T Keeping our travel obsessions alight this month, Baobab’s Scents of Summer collection has transportable effects, bringing us closer to those far-flung destinations we’ve been dreaming of. Hand-poured into beautiful glass-blown vases that you’ll want to keep, each scented candle tells its own globe-trotting tale, such as Nosy Iranja, which recalls the salty waves of the Indian Ocean. From £55 (baobabcollection.com)

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Anna rug black, large £229 (scandinaviandesigncenter. com)

Miami style palm green outdoor rug From £64 (modern-rugs.co.uk)

Samode light blue/ivory rug £52 (dashandalberteurope.com)

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Whether your exterior space amounts to a sprawling lawn with plenty of square footage or a dainty walled terrace that you can just about fit a two-seat bistro set into, eating outside in London feels exotic. In the summer months, with careful planning and planting, and a collection of the smartest contemporary garden furniture, you can transform your backyard into an extra room. The trick is to zone your space to create arresting focal points, just as you would with plants. Why not give your dining table set-up an outdoor rug, for a stylish finish that blurs the boundaries between inside and out? Fab Hab’s new range of fair trade floor-coverings are woven in India from recycled plastic straws and come in a host of summer-ready patterns and colours. From £49.95 (cuckooland.com)


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Below: blur the boundaries between inside and out with a colourful rug

Opposite: WWOO’s seriously impressive outdoor kitchen

Above: a string of sparkling lights offers the perfect finishing touch

Don’t be afraid to fill your outside entertaining space with soft furnishings. Comfort is key, whatever the unpredictable British weather decides to throw at us. If, however, you’d rather not risk bringing those designer velvet cushions outside, there are plenty of weatherproof options to give your patio enough plush without the need for a panicked grab and dash indoors. Extex are a British brand that started life creating hard-wearing but luxurious fabrics for yachts in the 1990s. These days, they offer a range of fabrics and soft furnishings specifically designed for outdoor living. Fauna texture chenille fabric (below), £149 per m (extex.co.uk)

Left: a hanging armchair is the ultimate in laidback lounging

The humble barbecue has evolved. Those with a serious commitment to al fresco dining at home are now installing large-scale outdoor kitchens to impress the guests. WWOO (main image) is a unique modular concrete kitchen by Dutch designer Piet-Jan van den Kommer, and is proving such a foodie’s favourite it’s even caught the eye of Michelin-starred chef Heston Blumenthal. When fully equipped, the innovative outdoor kitchen includes a pizza oven, an integrated steel fireplace, a stainless steel sink, a canopy and barstools. Talk about bringing the inside out – this has everything including the kitchen sink. From £3,000 (wwoo.co.uk) Without the constraints of four walls, your outside dining/living area can be just that – a place to eat and entertain, but also to sit back and relax in, post-feast. If you have the space,

you can create a separate chill-out zone with quirky outdoor seating in which to sit and sup your favourite digestif. French brand Maisons du Monde have an inspiring range of loungers, sun beds and outdoor armchairs to suit your al fresco needs: the IBIS hanging garden armchair in resin wicker will add boho appeal to your backyard. £388.50 (maisonsdumonde.com) Think about lighting your outdoor entertaining space so your garden party can extend into the small hours. Solar powered fairy lights that charge up during the day and twinkle at night add a magical charm, while a smattering of tea lights and table lanterns can give your terrace a laid-back, Moroccan feel. But keep the look simple and stylish with a string of festoon lights overhead. The outdoor bulbs above, from The Conran Shop, offer a characterful, ambient glow. £85 (conranshop.co.uk) FABRICMAGAZINE.CO.UK

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The founder of Central Design Studio shares his 1960s three-storey townhouse with partner Briony and their two small dogs. He has created a sympathetic interior that plays with the mid-century aesthetic but is, above all, timeless

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Far Left: an eyecatching way to display artwork when wall space is limited Left: the striking fireplace tiles were handmade in Mexico

What’s the appeal of a 1960s property? The thing I love about ’60s architecture – apart from the aesthetic – is the use of space. Before this we had a Victorian flat. The building was a lovely old schoolhouse but the use of space was terrible – the rooms were all wrong! You move from that into this and it’s like, wow, everything makes sense. It’s really nice that you’re elevated off the street and you have these huge windows that give you lots of natural light. To what extent did the architecture inform your interiors choices? We had some items beforehand, like the sofa. And the mid-century sideboard – Briony’s mother found it in a charity shop in Essex for about £70 and we thought, brilliant, we’ll have that! So yes, it’s influenced us a bit, but we didn’t want to make this a history lesson or too themed. I guess the mid-century style is something that I personally really like, but there are older pieces, quirkier pieces, and we’ve tried to make it look a bit more curated and collected, if you like. How does your personal interiors style differ from that of your work? What we do at Central Design Studio is very relaxed, informal and comfortable. It’s very natural in feeling and I guess that’s my personal style as well. With work you always have the commercial constraints, so that’s a very tangible difference, and because what we do is commercial it’s hardly ever about someone’s personal opinion. Luckily Briony and I agree on most things. She has a good eye for design. Tell me about your interiors shopping habits. Are you impulse buyers? We try to buy stuff as and when, so it’s very much built up over time. And I think it’ll probably continue to evolve. The coffee table we found on Etsy, from a guy in America, and we thought: that looks pretty cool, let’s get it shipped over. So that was one purchase from the other side of the world, whereas the wingback chair is from a local shop. We were looking for ages for a modern one and this was perfect. Artwork’s a big thing for us, too, but having so many windows, you don’t always have enough wall space to hang stuff. And which finds are you most proud of? The table lamp is a good one. I found the base in a junk shop in West Norwood for about £3, and then I bought the fabric in Berwick Street. It was just a metre of patterned silk, which FABRICMAGAZINE.CO.UK

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we got made into a lampshade. It’s a quirky piece. I like it because it’s so individual. The tiles are from Mexico. We were looking for something interesting for the fireplace and we didn’t want anything overly mid-century, or overly ’60s, and we found these handmade Mexican tiles online. Our builder had a nightmare because they were all wonky. You’ve designed the interiors of top restaurants. Why eateries? I’ve always loved food. I grew up with an Italian mother, surrounded by food and the preparation of food. I’m a bit of a frustrated chef myself – I love cooking but it was never going to be my career. I studied spatial design, which is a mix of architecture and interior design. I was interested in how buildings were used and how they made you feel, focusing on this whole idea of creating an atmosphere. Hospitality design was just a natural fit, really. I was lucky enough to land a job designing bars and nightclubs in my early 20s and it just went from there. Does outdoor entertaining feature heavily at home? It’s hugely important for us because in a house with this small a footprint, to have that space as well, and to have that inside/outside connection is a real bonus. It almost doubles the size of your living space. The garden is very much an extension of our kitchen and we’ll eat outside at every opportunity. In the evening it’s such a great atmosphere sitting out there with the festoon lights strung up. Top left: one of the biggest appeals of 1960s architecture is the clever use of space

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Top right: rather than being overly mid-century in aesthetic, Ian’s style is relaxed and comfortable

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Above: huge windows provide plenty of natural light and a real inside/outside connection

What’s next for Central Design Studio? We’re opening Salt and Pickle, which specialises in cured and preserved food. It’s actually a joint venture with four of us in total. We thought, let’s do something different – instead of just designing a restaurant, let’s invest in one as well. Long term, we’re working on a restaurant in the Cotswolds, a roof bar in London, a couple of hotel projects – one in Liverpool, one in Cardiff, a restaurant in the Middle East… That’s about it at the moment. But that’s more than enough to keep me busy! (centraldesignstudio.com)


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Mid-century styling and an eclectic collection of furniture pieces make for a lovingly curated look in Ian’s ’60s townhouse

With its plush velvet finish and rich teal hue, this 3D-effect cushion adds cosiness and texture Kirkby Design X Eley Kishimoto Origami Rocketinos cushion, £95 (sweetpeaandwillow.com)

Rounded scales in iridescent bone china create a softly diffused light in this ’70s-inspired chandelier Original BTC Pembridge pendant, £845 (heals.com)

Paying homage to mid-century stylings, this hand-crafted piece combines geometric woodwork with a ’60s aesthetic Zabel bedside table, rosewood, £129 (swooneditions.com)

From Mexico to Andalusia, go global with accent tiling Merles on Papyrus from the Residence Chateaux collection £280/m2 (winchestertiles.com)

Handmade in Colefax & Fowler fabric, this table lampshade comes in a palette of muted retro colours and a choice of bases Nuno shade, multi, £95 (heals.com)

Industrial chic meets rustic charm in this eye-catching coffee table in smooth recycled elmwood Coffee table Club, £195 (pib-home.co.uk)

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An opportunity to buy a substantial site of approximately 0.3 of an acre located on the south side of this quiet road just off Fitzjohns Avenue which comes to the market with full planning consent to build two 6,000 sq ft detached houses. Each house could provide between five to six bedrooms, four/five bathrooms, three/four reception rooms, large kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, guest W.C, a 90' south facing garden, terracing and off street parking for two cars behind gates.

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It will also be possible to purchase each site individually. Nutley Terrace is ideally situated equidistant between both Hampstead Village and Swiss Cottage as well as the Finchley Road and Belsize Park, making easy access to all the shops, stores, restaurants, cafes and public transport facilities that these very popular and desirable locations have to offer. Plans and further information available on request.

FOR THE ENTIRE SITE – GUIDE PRICE: £7,250,000 EACH INDIVIDUAL PLOT – GUIDE PRICE: £3,750,000

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PRIMROSE HILL

With its villagey vibe and pretty pastel terraces, Primrose Hill feels a million miles from the hue and cry of the Capital, yet a short stroll down the hill, through Regent’s Park sees lucky residents in the centre of town in no time. The vista from the top of the Hill is so special and farreaching that it is one of six protected viewpoints in the city. Little wonder the hillside homes on offer have long been sought after, in particular by writers and artists – the “Primrose Hill Set” – drawn to the area’s leafy loveliness. P H OTO G R A P H Y KATH Y ANNE LIM

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LOCAL HEROES PRIMROSE HILL OKA Regent’s Park Road, NW1 Looking for truly authentic sushi and sashimi in north London? We have it on good authority that you’ll find it right here at Oka. Aston Chase’s Simon Rosenblatt says, “Situated in the heart of Primrose Hill, this cosy restaurant has quickly become a favourite of ours. Their modern take on traditional pan-Asian cuisine, offering creative handmade sushi and hot dishes never fails to impress. We love the relaxed environment, perfect for an evening out with friends over a few glasses of wine. You won’t want to miss the desserts – indulge guilt-free, knowing you can take a post prandial stroll on the Hill.” 71 Regent’s Park Road, NW1 (020 7483 2072; okarestaurant.co.uk) THE LANSDOWNE Gloucester Avenue, NW1 Nina Nikiel from Behr & Butchoff nominates this popular gastropub as her Local Hero, telling us it’s a great place for pizza – and a slice of celebrity spotting. Offering an ever-evolving blackboard menu of both Mediterranean and British cuisine, it remains a firm favourite amongst Primrose Hill locals who appreciate its laid-back and fuss-free interior, while demanding something a little finer than your traditional British pub grub. Expect mouthwatering dishes such as smoked ham hock terrine, piccalilli and toast; pan-fried seabass with grilled asparagus and sauce gribiche; and tarte au citron and Italian meringue. The extensive wine list is well worth your perusal, too. 90 Gloucester Avenue, NW1 (020 7483 0409; thelansdownepub.co.uk) ODETTE’S RESTAURANT Regent’s Park Road, NW1 “The atmosphere is relaxed with the seasonal menu changing regularly, and in the warmer months the al fresco summer garden is the perfect place to soak up the sun and enjoy a delicious meal,” says Savills’ Peter Rosen of this renowned north London eatery. Odette’s dates back to 1978 and is run and owned by chef patron Bryn Williams, whose career began under the guidance of culinary legends Marco Pierre White and Michel Roux Jr. before he reached celebrity chef status in his own right. Despite its fame, Odette’s remains an iconic neighbourhood restaurant for lucky Primrose Hillbillies. 130 Regent’s Park Road (020 7586 8569; odettesprimrosehill.com)

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“With probably the best view over London, amazing cafés and restaurants and an interesting mix of residential property, we love Primrose Hill. Demand for homes here is always strong: we’ve just sold all the houses in a new development at Whittlebury Mews, just off Gloucester Avenue, and we are marketing one of the best houses in Chalcot Square at £6.95m.” Guy Fisher, Arlington Residential


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Little black book Goug Wilcox, lingerie designer and proprietress of Keturah Brown loves her life in NW1 “My family and I live right on Regent’s Park Road, above my lovely lingerie shop. We look out on the delicious display of fruit and veg at Yeomans. Owner Phil sells great juices, too, though if I’m feeling a little less virtuous, my sweet treat of choice comes from award-winning cake maker, Natalie at Sweet Things. I’ll undoubtedly want to walk it off afterwards, and we’re blessed in that respect, too. There’s a jaunt on the Hill, of course, with its unparalleled panorama (a little too short to be counted as cardio), or, our favourite, the walk around the perimeter of London Zoo (just long enough), which is great for tiger spotting. Primrose Hill is one of London’s best “villages” and the sense of community is strong. Tuesday nights see my husband and me at the quiz in The Princess pub, and our daughter volunteers at

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Mary Portas’ Living and Giving Charity Shop (which raises money for Save the Children). I joined the Primrose Hill Community Choir when it first started (no audition required) and I love the way it brings everyone together. We hold concerts in St. Mary’s Church, which is so much more than just a place of worship (as well as the weekly services, it is a brewery, producing Crypt Ale and Lager; runs an outreach program for at risk youngsters; holds a summer lecture series; is home to a thriving crèche and hosts regular coffee mornings). (keturahbrownlingerie.com)

Chalcot Crescent One of the most colourful streets in London; the pastel coloured stucco terraced townhouses here are some of the area’s most desirable Regent’s Park Road This main highway hums with busy boutiques, cafés, wine bars and restaurants. When the sun shines it is the definition of pavement café culture Wadham Gardens For family homes, you won’t find better than these detached 1920s Queen Anne-style houses – they’ve a price tag to match!

O H B R OT H E R WHERE ART THOU?

“A one-bed flat in Primrose Hill is currently sitting between the £500,000-£700,000 mark, two-beds from £750,000 upwards. A terraced house starts at £3.5 million, with a large house reaching anything up to £20 million. Family houses don’t come to the market very often, so when they do, competition is high, notably for properties close to Chalcot Square.”

“In the village you are spoilt for choice, whether dining, drinking or shopping. The area has charm, fantastic energy and so many welcoming faces. Primrose Hill also offers a fantastic mix of residential property – beautiful period homes, modern developments and character conversions, one of which we’re currently selling in what used to be The Albert pub on Princess Road.”

Ricky Dengel, Sandfords

Ben Bridges, Goldschmidt & Howland

Once upon a time, Primrose Hill’s famous viewpoint faced competition from next door Barrow Hill. Now all that remains of the hill’s lofty sibling is the name, which lives on in Barrow Hill Reservoir, a water treatment plant. The original hill was flattened to make way for a reservoir on the site in 1826.

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WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO BE...

The summer holidays are a great chance for children to indulge their passions, build their social skills – even explore future careers. Here’s what’s on offer if your child’s a budding…

What makes your school different? We believe in the potential of every child. The school isn’t just for those who are talented, but for those who maybe need some help finding themselves or who are struggling with confidence or communicating.

1. Mark Zuckerberg Fun Tech offers week-long interactive tech camps across London, covering everything from designing robots to creating 3D worlds. There’s a residential option, too, in case you fancy nipping to Mallorca while your child goes coding-mad. (funtechsummercamps.com) 2. J.K. Rowling Tempt creative kids down from the garret with a summer course from Chelsea Young Writers. Aimed at 8- to 12-year-olds, topics include “A Gothic Summer Tale” and “Desert Island Novel”. (chelseayoungwriters.co.uk) 3. George Lucas Young Star Wars fans will love the “Space” LEGO® stop-motion camp from Mini-Engineers. Over three days, children work in pairs to plan, script and animate a unique space journey – and pick up some engineering principles along the way. (mini-engineers.com)

4. Rebecca Adlington They say swimming’s 70 per cent technique – but in a big group, the finer points can get lost. Love Swimming teach 1-2 children at a time, so there’s plenty of individual attention. Fast-track courses run Monday to Friday at the Dolphin Fitness Centre in Pimlico. (loveswimming.co.uk)

6. Vivienne Westwood If your child whips up her own onesies, why not send her (or him) on a two-week London College of Fashion summer course? Held in Henley-on-Thames, they’re a great way for 14- to-16-year-olds to experiment with new techniques and make new friends. (arts.ac.uk/fashion)

5. Brian Cox Shocking Circuits, Epic Explosions and Funky Fliers… the people at Mad Science certainly know how to inject excitement into science. Courses take place every week over the summer and are open to children aged from 4 to 11. (east.madscience.org)

7. Bear Grylls For kids who think roofs and radiators are for wimps, Camp Wilderness could be just the ticket. Children between 5 and 15 learn to light fires and build shelters in beautiful woodland surroundings, then fall asleep under canvas. (campwilderness.co.uk)

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Words: Claire Atherton

Primrose Hill Primary School State co-ed day school for pupils aged 2 to 11 years (020 7722 8500; primrosehill.camden.sch.uk) Stagecoach Primrose Hill Independent co-ed performing arts school for pupils aged 4 to 19 years (0808 208 5134; stagecoach.co.uk/primrosehill) St. Paul’s CE Primary School State co-ed day school for pupils aged 4 to 11 years (020 7722 7381; stpauls.camden.sch.uk)

The Cavendish School Independent co-ed day school for girls aged 3 to 11 years and boys aged 3 to 7 (020 7485 1958; cavendishschool.co.uk) Fine Arts College Independent co-ed day college for pupils aged 14 to 19 (020 7586 0312; hampsteadfinearts.com)

Can you describe the atmosphere in a few words? Full of surprises! Shy children often reveal a confidence rarely seen, and boisterous youngsters can amaze us with their focus and spot-on characterisation. How do your students achieve their potential? As a leading body in the performing arts industry, we nurture and inspire every child. We keep them safe and give them the courage to be themselves. Our students learn how to sing, dance and act while developing a broad range of life skills. How can performing arts support children’s academic learning? Today, there’s so much emphasis and pressure on children to achieve academically that skills like singing, dancing and acting (which often come naturally to them) tend to get ignored. Performing arts skills help every student reach their full potential; youngsters become more sociable and imaginative, and learn how to tackle situations with resilience, creativity and courage. Stagecoach Primrose Hill, 14 Gloucester Gate, NW1 (0808 208 5134; stagecoach. co.uk/primrosehill)

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Hot property C H A LCOT S Q UA R E NW1 This Grade II-listed house comes with an enviable address, situated as it is in one of the Capital’s finest garden squares. Built circa 1850, the five-bed period abode has seen a complete refurbishment by Taylor Howes and offers perfectly apportioned accommodation with a grand first floor drawing room overlooking the square. £6.95 million, Savills (020 3043 3600; savills.com)

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AGENTS SERVING PRIMROSE HILL Anscombe & Ringland 020 7794 1151 anscombes.co.uk Arlington Residential 020 7722 3322 arlingtonresidential.com Aston Chase 020 7724 4724 astonchase.com Bargets 020 7402 9494 bargets.co.uk Behr & Butchoff 020 7722 7222 behrandbutchoff.com

PRIMROSE GARDENS NW3 This five-bed house has been refurbished to exceptional standards, offering a mix of period scale with a sleek, contemporary finish. Available unfurnished, the family home boasts a luxurious kitchen/ dining room, a home cinema, underfloor heating and air conditioning throughout. The peaceful, zen garden to the rear is perfect for chilled out summer lounging. £3,500 per week, Parkheath (020 7431 3104; parkheath.com)

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C H A LCOT R OA D NW1 A modern masterpiece, this seriously stylish house is arranged over four floors and boasts four bedrooms, all with either en suite bath- or shower rooms. Add to that two terraces, oodles of elegant living space and a private rear garden. High spec features include solid oak flooring, Gaggenau kitchen appliances and underfloor heating. Super-luxe! £3.95 million (020 7724 4724; astonchase.com)

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Chestertons 020 7267 2053 chestertons.com Goldschmidt & Howland 020 7043 4433 g-h.co.uk Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward 020 8031 0617 kfh.co.uk Knight Frank 020 3815 3350 knightfrank.co.uk Parkheath 020 7431 1234 parkheath.com Sandfords 020 7723 9988 sandfords.com Savills 020 3428 2900 savills.co.uk


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HOME COMFORTS Founded in 2002 by Jason Rishover and his brother Jamie, Heronslea remains very much a family business. The luxury Hertfordshire-based developer has gone from strength to strength and now boasts a development portfolio with a value in excess of £200 million. Jason shares the secrets to his success… heating, air-cooling, wet rooms, utility rooms, fully-integrated, top-of-the-range appliances. Security and underground parking are very important, too. Buyers want a hotel-style concierge and the latest smart-home technology. However, the demands are always evolving and our latest development even features private pools to our ground floor apartment suites! How do you ensure a sympathetic approach when reviving existing buildings? It’s vital to respect the landscape and the environment so that the style is in keeping with the traditional homes around them. We have a background in refurbishing period homes and manor houses – one of our current developments, Hillside Manor in Brooks Hill, consists of seven apartments and two listed houses, and offers the perfect synergy of old and new. Of course, it’s easier to start from scratch without any constraints, but I love a challenge!

Why property? I’ve always loved construction, innovation and the creative process. Exploring new ideas using the latest materials and techniques and pushing new levels of design and quality. Many years ago I saw a gap in the market for downsizers and I’m immensely proud of producing extraordinary modern homes that people love and enjoy. It’s a passion that I never tire of. Handing over the keys of a beautiful home to a satisfied purchaser is one of the best parts of the job. What can buyers expect from Heronslea? Quality, great design, and well-planned homes with 82 |

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exquisitely crafted kitchens, bathrooms and living spaces. Our professional expertise in all aspects of building bespoke new homes is unrivalled and we pride ourselves in providing an excellent personal aftercare service. We’ll continue to be there to support clients throughout the first two years after they move in, handling all agreed remedial work, no matter how small, as quickly as possible, giving our customers complete peace of mind. What do buyers look for in and around north London’s super-suburbs? The latest specifications – underfloor

Tell us about your wider team of designers, architects and landscapers. We have a very talented team, all of whom share the same vision and enthusiasm for creating that unmistakable Heronslea feel from the moment you step through the front door. Testament to that is our Best Residential Development in Hertfordshire, 2016-17 award for The Renaissance, at the UK Property Awards.

Can you tell us about some of your current developments on the market? We have only three apartments remaining at our award-winning development The Renaissance. This special collection of homes offers the ultimate in luxury lateral living in one of north London’s most exclusive neighbourhoods. Featuring eight three-bed apartment suites, the development is built to the highest specification, with contemporary interiors, and offers extremely spacious living at over 2,500 sq ft. Set in private, gated grounds, with underground parking and a hotelstyle concierge, it’s moments from Trent Park and a short walk from Cockfosters underground station. And do you have any exciting new projects coming up? We have three developments launching in the coming months – Hillside Manor, The Residence and The Ridings. The Residence is launching this July and is our most prestigious development to date. It really is breathtaking! In Hertfordshire, construction is well underway at our new flagship site, The Ridings, formerly Patchetts Equestrian Centre, where we’re building 50 luxury family homes, surrounded by greenbelt countryside and woodland. The Ridings offers modern living in a delightful historical, rural setting. We’ve received a lot of interest already, and we’re now in the process of designing a showstopping marketing suite. (heronslea.net)


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ASK THE AGENT Sarah James, Knight Frank

GOING GREEN

Q: How important is kerb appeal?

When it comes to property, a new study suggests that our priorities are changing: factors such as low noise levels, a relaxing environment, good natural light and views of nature are now coming out top on our list of non-negotiables – over and above financial investment. The report, conducted by house builders Saint-Gobain, also revealed that 84 per cent of UK homeowners and renters want a property to be environmentally friendly. Clare Murray, head of sustainability at London architects Levitt Bernstein comments, “From the results of the survey there’s a distinct opportunity to connect views of external green spaces with areas of safe and easily accessible play to suit all life stages. Linking homes and people with the visual comfort provided by views of nature, while allowing children the independence to experience it, should continue to be a priority for the homes we design and build in the future.” (levittbernstein.co.uk; saint-gobain.co.uk)

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SIMON HEDLEY DRUCE

Years in the business? 28. I love London because… of its huge diversity. People and architecture, food and culture, it truly is the centre of the world, and on a sunny summer evening you just can’t beat it. First London home? A garden maisonette (owned by television presenter Barry Bucknell) on Chalcot Road, Primrose Hill, which I rented with two school friends.

Rachel, Golders Green

“You want to ensure that your home looks tidy from the front. First impressions are everything and any buyer will always look back as they leave, therefore their lasting impression will be how the property looks from the road. However, it’s important that the property you’re selling has been well cared for throughout and it’s always worth tidying and freshening a home in readiness for sale’.

If I wasn’t an estate agent I’d be… a roving winger for Derby County. Favourite London street? Marylebone High Street. Favourite client? A Canadian developer who bought a site in Kennington that I was selling 15 years ago. We’ve been best friends ever since. Favourite place? Selfridges, because I worked there when it was grotty in the early 1980s and now it is so magnificent that I am

really proud of it. Also, Cecconi’s for food and Primrose Hill for green space.

I don’t get to do it often these days. And my dancing has been commented on (ahem).

Favourite place for coffee? I love Attendant, the converted public conveniences on Foley Street in Fitzrovia. It’s really beautifully done, and very quirky.

Period property or new-build? Period.

Where do you go for head space in the city? Richmond Park to run with the deer. What’s your hidden talent? Travelling independently, although

P S ST ! Looking for the ultimate party pad? A little bird tells us that shoe designer Patrick Cox’s Maida Vale home is currently on the market with Aston Chase. It may be spread over four floors, but with just one room per floor, there’s only one bedroom. There is, though, a dressing room with capacity for 400 pairs of shoes and a mirrored loo with a full-sound system.

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“After a period of extraordinary strength and growth, the market appears to be heading towards equilibrium. This does mean that it is very rare for new homes to sell immediately upon release. Sales are still being achieved, but very much as a result of hard work on the part of the agents.” Grant Alexson, GA Residential

Take one person, dead, alive or fictional, out in London – who and where? Che Guevara to the Championships at Wimbledon. Aliens attack. Which London landmark would you save? The Houses of Parliament – for their architecture, not because of what happens there.


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H I S T O R Y R E P E AT I N G NETHERHALL GARDENS, NW3 Once Hampstead’s historic Otto Schiff House, built in that classic Victorian country house style by renowned British architect Richard Norman Shaw, this grand development has been sympathetically transformed in the safe hands of luxury home builders Godfrey London. The past 18 months have seen a meticulous restoration project, returning the famous building to its residential origins. It now offers an impressive array of two-, three- and four-bed apartments, including three spectacular duplex residences. Outside space comes in the form of landscaped gardens and courtyards, courtesy of Chelsea Flower Show gold medallist Kate Gould. Beautiful inside and out. From £2.4 million, joint sole agents Goldschmidt & Howland (020 7435 4404; g-h.co.uk) and Savills (020 7472 5000; savills.co.uk)

Anscombe & Ringland anscombes.co.uk Arlington Residential arlingtonresidential.com Aston Chase astonchase.com Bargets bargets.co.uk Beauchamp Estates beauchamp.com Bective Leslie Marsh bective.co.uk Behr & Butchoff behrandbutchoff.com Benham & Reeves b-r.co.uk Benham & Reeves Residential Lettings brlets.co.uk Chestertons chestertons.com Day Morris daymorris.com Druce druce.com

SEEING DOUBLE THE MOUNT, NW7 The last remaining collection of homes in this popular Mill Hill development is a range of three- and four-bed contemporary townhouses. Set in an elevated position, the stylish dwellings offer sweeping panoramic views of central London to one side and lush Hertfordshire countryside to the other – a constant reminder of their enviable location. Inside, the luxury homes boast bright and airy open-plan living areas, commodious master bedrooms and integrated garages. Dedicated outdoor spaces are a must-have here, and private gardens, balconies and terraces more than do the job. Add to that pretty communal gardens and landscaped courtyards and you’ll be spoilt for choice. From £1.025 million (020 8371 9269; themount-millbrookpark.co.uk)

Glentree glentree.co.uk Godfrey & Barr godfreyandbarr.com Goldschmidt & Howland g-h.co.uk Hamptons hamptons.co.uk Heathgate heathgate.com Jeremy James & Company jeremy-james.co.uk Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward kfh.co.uk Knight Frank knightfrank.co.uk Litchfields litchfields.com McGlashans mcglashans.co.uk Parkheath parkheath.com

SUPER PRIME, SUPER LUXE NO.1 GROSVENOR SQUARE, W1 Surrounded by the Capital’s top hotels, most prestigious shopping streets and Michelin-starred restaurants, this new development by Lodha UK lays claim to being Mayfair’s number one address – without a hint of hyperbole. While its exceptional location needs no introduction, a peek inside proves its interior to be suitably five-star, too. Comprising 39 apartments and five bespoke duplexes, this is one super-prime residential offering that really does live up to its postcode. A dedicated lifestyle floor (complete with private spa, 25-metre pool and personal training and treatment rooms) is just one of many, many perks. Live the dream! Entry level into the scheme starts at £7.5 million (1GSQ.com). Knight Frank (020 7499 1012; knightfrank.co.uk) and Savills (020 7578 5100; savills.co.uk)

Plaza Estates plazaestates.co.uk Sandfords sandfords.com Savills savills.co.uk TK International t-k.co.uk Vickers vickersestateagents.com Winkworth West End winkworth.co.uk Winkworth St. John’s Wood winkworth.co.uk York Estates yorkestates.co.uk

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A magnificent eight bedroom detached double fronted period house with off street parking for sale close to all the varied amenities of Notting Hill W11. The property is beautifully presented and well laid out with grand well-proportioned reception rooms flooded with natural light, ideal for entertaining. 8 B E D RO O M S , 3 R ECE P TI O N RO O M S , KITCH E N /B R E A KFA ST RO O M , S ECO N D KITCH E N / UTI LIT Y RO O M , 4 B AT H R O O M S , 2 G U E S T C LOA K R O O M S , AT T I C /GA M E S R O O M , WO R K S H O P/C E L L A R , B O I L E R R O O M /GA R D E N S TO R E , R O O F T E R R AC E , O F F S T R E E T PA R K I N G .

FREEHOLD £8,500,000 M AT T H E W M A R C H A N T MM@BECTIVE.CO.UK LADBROKE GROVE OFFICE 020 7221 0330

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KENTISH TOWN, NW5 One of the most impressive houses in a sequence of residential streets, and considered by many to be the most desirable part of this established yet still up and coming trendy part of London, so closely connected with fantastic transport links. Originally owned by the Mayor of St Pancras, there is wonderful flexible accommodation for the growing family, approaching 3,000 square feet. The arrangement of the ground floor is quite outstanding in its grandeur and the view from the rear to the calm green luxuriant garden is immediately peaceful. The accommodation comprises four/five bedrooms, characterful double reception, kitchen/dining room, conservatory, two bathrooms, separate cloakroom, study/bedroom five, beautiful landscaped garden and residents’ permit parking. EPC D

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NORTH GROVE, HIGHGATE, N6 A superb end of terrace Townhouse with spacious accommodation extending to some 2,800 square feet arranged over four floors, situated in a desirable Highgate Village cul-de-sac, off Hampstead Lane, being within close proximity of local shops in Highgate High Street, Waterlow Park and Kenwood. The accommodation comprises four bedrooms, two en-suite bathrooms, shower room, two double reception rooms, fitted kitchen, utility room, guest cloakroom, store room, integral garage, off street parking and delightful west facing garden. EPC E.

Guide Price ÂŁ2,600,000

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This office also handles residential lettings 61 Highgate High St, N6 5JY

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With 14 branches covering locations along the river, we know exactly what makes your Thames-side property such a sought after investment – and understand what it takes to sell or let it. Trust London’s property experts to deliver the result you need.

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Agamemnon Road, West Hampstead NW6 £2,000,000 West Hampstead 020 7328 2238 westhampstead.sales@kfh.co.uk

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A truly sensational four bedroom family home located within the ever popular ‘Greek’ roads area of West Hampstead Village. The property is a short walk from the amenities and transport links of West Hampstead. Tastefully finished to a high specification, the property offers a magnificent proposition for any families looking for a practical Victorian house.

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ORSETT HOUSE, ORSETT TERRACE, LONDON, W2 £950,000 A unique and incredibly large one double bedroom apartment set within Orsett House; a beautiful stucco fronted Grade II listed period villa located a short distance from Paddington mainline station and the upcoming Elizabeth line. One Bedroom | One Bathroom | Patio | 1021 Sq Ft | Share of Freehold | EPC Rating: D

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Belsize Avenue NW3 £1,500,000

Set over the raised and lower ground floors of a semi-detached property in prime Belsize Park, a spacious maisonette with sole use of a paved south-facing garden.

1273 sq ft/118 sq m Two bedrooms, two bathrooms 18’ reception, high ceilings Kitchen and adjoining dining room 38’ garden Belsize Park Office 020 7431 1234

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WIMPOLE MEWS, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE W1 Four story mews house finished in a striking and contemporaty style fitted out to a high specification with a keen eye for detail

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Stunningly refurbished by owner/occupier with RIBA award-winning architectural practice, Found Associates. Located in one of London’s finest mews five minutes’ walk from Marylebone Village. ACCOMMODATION * Open Plan, Open Beamed Living/Dining Room/Bespoke Kitchen * Media Room * Study * Master Bedroom Suite with Fully Fitted Dressing Room & Ensuite Bathroom * Two Further Double Bedrooms with Bespoke Wardrobes * Two Further Bathrooms * Guest Cloakroom * Large Integral Garage with Extensive Storage * Utility Room with Washing Machine & Tumble Dryer * Plant Room * West Facing Sunny Terrace SPECIFICATIONS * Oak Flooring & Bespoke Joinery Throughout * Underfloor Heating Throughout the Entire House * Double Glazing Throughout * Air Conditioning on 1st & 2nd Floors * Heat Recovery Ventilation System * Full Audio Visual to all Rooms with Sonos and Bose Videowave/Lifestyle and Samsung Smart TVs * Wifi Throughout House * Video Entry System on Each Floor * ID Systems Bi-fold Doors Fully Opening to Terrace * Torterolo & Re Security Doors * Sun Awning and Electronic Shutters to Terrace * Intruder Alarm with 4 CCTV Cameras * Smoke Alarm System * EPC: Rating C

SHARE OF FREEHOLD

£5,450,000 STC

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Meadway, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, NW11 ÂŁ2,350,000 A fine double fronted detached family house placed on this popular road. The property offers great potential, subject to planning permission, to utilise the double length garage and possibly extend the family room. The house features a south facing rear garden and off-street parking for two cars. Viewing of this delightful family home is strongly advised.

020 8458 5000 litchfields.com

Double fronted detached house | Principal suite of bedroom, dressing room and en suite bathroom 4 further bedrooms | Family bathroom | Lounge through dining room | Family room | Kitchen/breakfast room Double length garage | Off-street parking for 2 cars | EPC= F

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ÂŁ2,750,000 or ÂŁ1,750 per week

MAGNIFICENT PENTHOUSE APARTMENT A stunning, fifth floor, luxuriously appointed flat with panoramic views and located within a prestigious, contemporary block. The property provides 2500 sq ft (232 sq m) of accommodation and benefits from underfloor heating, double glazing, 2 private balconies, underground parking, a porter, lift, communal gardens and gym. This beautiful home is offered in immaculate decorative order and includes 3 bedrooms suites, an exceptional reception room with open plan kitchen, it is additionally conveniently located within 150 metres of Golders Hill Park, the facilities of Golders Green and Finchley Road. 3 exceptional bedroom suites with ensuite bathrooms | double reception room | open plan kitchen | guest cloakroom | utility room | two terraces | underground parking for 2 cars | porter | lift | store room | superb views | communal gardens | gymnasium. SOLE AGENT

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LITTLE VENICE, LONDON W9

An attractive, well presented ground and lower ground floor maisonette providing spacious (128 sq.m.) accommodation with a balcony and a private garden. The maisonette forms part of a converted, double fronted, Victorian house situated on this sought after tree-lined avenue within walking distance of the Underground (Bakerloo line), local shops and cafés. 3 Double Bedrooms. En-suite Shower Room. Bathroom. Cloakroom. Dining Room with Kitchen off. Reception Room. Balcony. Private Patio Garden. EPC Rating C

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£1,595,000

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Belsize Park, NW3 £1,400,000 Leasehold A two double bedroom penthouse, with a study, off street parking and beautiful communal gardens, on the top floor of an elegant red brick Victorian building. EPC: D Hamptons Hampstead 020 7717 5449 hampstead@hamptons-int.com.

Maida Vale, W9 £1,800,000 Leasehold A two bedroom apartment situated on the lower ground floor of a period building with views over the communal gardens and private tennis court. EPC: D Hamptons St. John’s Wood 020 7717 5485 stjohnswood@hamptons-int.com.

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AN EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE 4 BEDROOM VICTORIAN FAMILY HOME DIRECTLY OPPOSITE AND WITH FABULOUS VIEWS OF THE HEATH. The house provides excellent, light-filled accommodation, particularly benefitting from two lovely inter-communicating reception rooms, along with an outstanding open plan kitchen/family room, allowing ample space for cooking, dining and for the family to gather, in the striking curved conservatory extension which leads out to the unusually large, south facing garden. The house is just 0.6 miles from Hampstead Underground (Northern line) which sits at the top of the High Street with its stylish shops, boutiques and an amazing array of cafés, delicatessens and restaurants.

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CATO STREET, W1 An excellent opportunity to acquire this three storey house, with the potential to extend further. Cato Street is a quiet cul-de-sac, well positioned for Hyde Park and all the leisure facilities of Marylebone. FOUR BEDROOMS, LARGE RECEPTION ROOM, KITCHEN/DINING ROOM, TWO BATHROOMS, TWO TERRACES

FREEHOLD

£1,695,000

PENFOLD STREET, NW1 A first floor lateral apartment, set within a period conversion. The flat has been newly decorated throughout and is centrally located, being within walking distance of Edgware Road tube station. TWO BEDROOMS, OPEN PLAN RECEPTION/KITCHEN, ONE BATHROOM

LEASEHOLD 93 YEARS REMAINING AS OF 2017

£699,950

COSWAY MANSIONS, SHROTON STREET, NW1 This great flat with spacious accommodation and high ceilings offers the opportunity to create a stunning central London home. Cosway Mansions is a popular mansion block, located within a few minutes walk to Marylebone High Street. THREE DOUBLE BEDROOMS, RECEPTION ROOM, LARGE EAT IN KITCHEN, ONE BATHROOM

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£950,000

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NEW CAVENDISH STREET, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 We are pleased to offer this well proportioned, second floor flat boasting a terrace, in a purpose built block of four flats. It is ideally located on the south side of New Cavendish Street close to the junction with Marylebone High Street. The apartment is light and spacious with the principal reception rooms overlooking New Cavendish Street. Accommodation Entrance hall * Double reception room Kitchen/breakfast room * Master bedroom with en suite bathroom and walk in dressing room Bedroom two * Shower room * Terrace Both Bond Street and Baker Street Underground stations are within an easy walk. Please see website for full details

LEASEHOLD APPROXIMATELY 134 YEARS £2,300,000

DEVONSHIRE MEWS SOUTH, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 A wonderful, four bedroom mews house arranged over three floors to rent in this sought after, quiet mews situated just off Devonshire Street. The house is presented in extremely good condition having recently been refurbished to a high standard throughout. It boasts two large double bedrooms and a bathroom on the ground floor with a fabulous outdoor patio. On the second floor is a spacious open-plan contemporary kitchen, dining and reception room with wood flooring throughout and a guest cloakroom. The top floor comprises a large master bedroom with an en suite bathroom and plenty of storage and another double bedroom and family bathroom. For those that need to commute both Bond Street and Baker Street Underground stations are a short walk away. Please note that the garage is not included. Please see website for full details

£1,975 PER WEEK

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PARK VILLAGE EAST REGENT’S PARK NW1 UNFURNISHED £4,950 PER WEEK PLUS FEES SOLE AGENT

An outstanding opportunity to rent a magnificent Grade II Listed residence, with arguably the most stunning rear garden ever available to rent in Regent’s Park. This substantial double fronted house has been modernised to an outstanding specification and benefits from two generously proportioned reception rooms, each with wonderful views of the rear terraces and landscaped gardens beyond. This house offers flexible family and entertaining space, arranged over four floors and featuring a kitchen/ breakfast room, a media room, and six bedrooms, including a master bedroom suite with dressing room and beautiful en-suite bathroom.

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HAMILTON TERRACE ST JOHN’S WOOD NW8 A GRAND DETACHED MODERN FAMILY HOME This renovated five bedroom property is set over five floors and comprises some 5,321 sqft of family living space. The house has high ceilings and detailed period features such as ornate fireplaces, wooden flooring and cornicing. This house is perfect for entertaining. Accommodation: Entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, 2 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, 3 bedrooms with ensuite shower room, bedroom 6/dressing room, study, 2 guest cloakrooms, media/games room. Amenities: Gym, large family garden, 5,321 sqft.

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Gloucester Square, Bayswater W2 £10,833 pcm

Bayswater 020 7563 5090 bayswater.lettings@kfh.co.uk

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A beautiful, new and stylishly designed luxury three bedroom apartment within this premier portered building on Gloucester Square. At almost 2,000 sq ft, this grand apartment has been meticulously designed and offers beautiful air conditioned accommodation. Features include a dual aspect living and dining room, which opens to a large south facing balcony overlooking communal gardens.

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£210 tenancy agreement fee per property. Other fees apply, visit kfh.co.uk/lettingsfees

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MAIDA VALE, W9 A well presented and spacious family apartment (approx. 1,436 sq.ft. / 133.40 sq.m.) situated on the 1st floor of this imposing block in Maida Vale conveniently located for Maida Vale Underground Station (Bakerloo line) and the shops and cafés on Clifton Road in Little Venice. 30ft Intercommunicating Reception/Dining Room

Kitchen

3 Double Bedrooms

3 Bathrooms (1 En Suite)

Off Street Parking

Porter

Lift

EPC C

£890 per week

ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 A spacious 1st floor apartment (approx. 976 sq.ft. / 90.7 sq.m.) in this secure portered block located right opposite St John’s Wood Underground Station (Jubilee line) and a few minutes from the High Street. Good Size Reception Room

Kitchen

2 Double Bedrooms

2 Bathrooms (1 En Suite)

Porter

Lift

Residents’ Parking Zone

EPC C

£695 per week

105 ST. JOHN’S WOOD TERRACE, LONDON NW8 6PL

020 7722 7222 www.behrandbutchoff.com

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CHARLES STREET, W1 This beautiful apartment in the heart of Mayfair comprises a wonderfully spacious reception room with a dual aspect and excellent ceiling height, a large kitchen with a dining area, a generous master bedroom with modern en-suite, two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom. 3 Bedrooms, Reception Room, Kitchen, Two Bathrooms, Caretaker, 1523 sq ft FURNISHED/UNFURNISHED

£1,100 PER WEEK *fees apply *£264 inc of VAT to include tenancy agreement & referencing per property. Please contact us for further information.

NEW HEREFORD HOUSE, W1 This stunning property comprises three double bedrooms, three bathrooms (one en-suite), separate modern kitchen and a large double reception room/dining room that leads onto the private roof terrace with panoramic views over London's skyline. Duplex, Three Bedrooms, Three Bathrooms, Kitchen, Reception, Terrace, Concierge, 2052 sq ft FURNISHED

£2,550 PER WEEK *fees apply *£264 inc of VAT to include tenancy agreement & referencing per property. Please contact us for further information.

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STOURCLIFFE CLOSE, W1 Fantastic two bedrooms penthouse flat with modern bathroom, spacious open-plan kitchen/reception room and a cloakroom in a popular, newly refurbished building with lifts. Penthouse, Two Bedrooms, Bathroom, Open-Plan Kitchen/Reception, Cloakroom, Lifts FURNISHED

£575 PER WEEK *fees apply *£264 inc of VAT to include tenancy agreement & referencing per property. Please contact us for further information.

MONTAGU STREET, W1 This lovely flat, with bright open-plan kitchen/reception room, bathroom and double bedroom, is located on the first floor of a popular small purpose built development with a lift. The property is ideally situated just a moments walk from Hyde Park and Oxford Street. Bedroom, Bathroom Open-Plan Kitchen/Reception, Lift, Excellent Location FURNISHED

£400 PER WEEK *fees apply *£264 inc of VAT to include tenancy agreement & referencing per property. Please contact us for further information.

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Maybury Court, Marylebone Street, Marylebone Village W1 A delightful flat which has been beautifully refurbished to a high standard. Living room with dining area, kitchen, 2 double bedrooms with good storage, family bathroom, guest cloakroom, direct access to communal gardens, daytime porter, lift. £625 per week

Beverston Mews, Marylebone W1 A unique owner’s home which has been beautifully refurbished to the most exacting standards. Drawing room, dining room with open plan kitchen, 3 bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms, guest cloakroom, integral garage with utility room. £1,475 per week

Queens Gate Place, Kensington SW7 A stunning 4 bedroom lateral apartment. Reception room with mezzanine level, kitchen open plan to dining room, master bedroom with en suite bathroom, 3 further double bedrooms, 2 with en suite bathrooms, family bathroom, utility area, terrace, lift. £5,750 per week

Bryanston Mews West, Marylebone W1 A super ground and first floor three bedroom maisonette. Living/dining room, kitchen, master bedroom with en suite bathroom, 2 further double bedrooms, family bathroom, guest cloakroom, front and rear patios. £1,000 per week

Bell Street, Marylebone NW1 A lovely first floor flat in this redeveloped period house. Living room /open plan kitchen, bedroom with en suite bathroom. £450 per week

Wendover Court, Chiltern Street, Marylebone W1 A bright first floor two bedroom apartment situated in this red brick mansion block. Living/dining room, kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, bathroom. £675 per week

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