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Exclusive interview

AMBER ANDERSON

The actor, pianist and model on playing the part of Jane Fairfax in the new adaptation of Emma

WHAT’S COOKING? How form and function combine in the latest high-end kitchen design

HIS DARK MATERIALS Instagram influencer Reece Black shows off his noir-fabulous home

LOCAL LOVE PLUS Primrose Hill: perfectly What to do this month placed, this friendly London The best London Property village is a Fabric favourite Market advice and insight

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CONTENTS

March 2020

The definitive guide to London living 57 61

Editor’s letter Liz Skone James With International Women’s Day falling at the beginning of the month, and Mother’s Day at the end, March is all about the strong women, and cover star Amber is no exception. We adored working with her on our stunning shoot and had a fascinating chat about her path to acting. I hope you love the feature as much as we enjoyed putting it together. Elsewhere in the issue, we’ve ideas for treating Mum on her special day, from a recipe for the ultimate breakfast in bed, to gorgeous gifts, I’m confident you’ll find something to show her how much you appreciate everything she does. Personally, I think you can’t beat a simple bunch of bright and beautiful daffodils; a flower I love, and always associate with this time of year (indeed, they’ve inspired our magnificent Wishlist feature). Spring bulbs are a sure sign that winter is on its way out, and summer is one step closer, which has us thinking about holiday planning. Check out our travel pages for inspiration on that front. Finally, our interiors focus this month is cutting edge kitchen design – read on to discover what’s hot and then start dreaming…

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What to see and where to go this month in London

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We’re having a spring fling with bright and beautiful daffodil yellow Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest

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40 Exclusive Interview: Amber Anderson

We chat to the Emma star about how music and modelling shaped her career

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Amber wears: shirt by Lemaire, knitted vest by ALEXACHUNG, ring by Alighieri and earrings by Completedworks

The promise of summer has us dreaming of hot holidays. It’s time to get booking

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You’ll always find us in the kitchen… when they are beautifully innovative. We explore the latest trends

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

ON THE COVER Photography Rick Pushinsky Fashion Kate Sinclair Hair Emma Small Make up Stefan Jemeel

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Fabric team

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Editor Liz Skone James Art Director Penny Clements Interiors Editor Ali Howard Schools Editor Claire Atherton Proofreaders Hannah Foy, Fay Gristwood Photography Director Emmanuelle Peri Assistant Picture Editor Georgia Watson Account Director (maternity leave) Katie Hutley Publisher (maternity cover) Dora Dymock, 020 7292 5593 Deputy Account Director Becky Pomfret, 020 7292 5678 Production Alex Courtley, Annie Franey Contributors Miranda Bird, Emily Black

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

45 Style&wellbeing

Explore a new sport or take a bite out of the latest spring trends in fashion and beauty

49 Food&drink

Mother’s Day beckons: we reveal the best restaurants and foodie gifts, and share a delicious breakfast recipe

We step inside a darkly dramatic Edwardian home that has been totally transformed by its style-savvy owners

68 Local love

Panoramic views, pretty pastel coloured townhouses and park life aplenty – we heart Primrose Hill

81 Property focus

All the latest news and views from our agents

Fabric is published on behalf of REAP Magazines Ltd by Bookmark Content, The Griffin Building, 83 Clerkenwell Road, EC1R 5AR. © Bookmark Content, 2020. All rights reserved. All information correct at time of going to press. Reproduction in whole or part (including storage by any electronic means) is prohibited without prior permission of Bookmark Content. Bookmark Content and REAP Magazines Ltd accept no responsibility for the views expressed by contributors to the magazine.

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Guide Price £7,000,000

Freehold

Located on a sought after private location, this beautiful family home on Grange Road, Kenwood, N6 has been carefully created by the current owners, alongside KSR architects and Retrouvius Design culminating in a stunning ‘country’ home feel. Wonderful entertaining rooms with cosy family areas, spectacular staircase, substantial principal suite, home gym, wine room, 150 ft mature garden along with a gated driveway and substantial parking. Energy Efficiency Rating - D64

Highgate Sales 020 8347 2600 . Hampstead Sales 020 7435 4404

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A rare low built detached house on Church Row, Hampstead Village, NW3 set within stunning landscaped walled gardens with heated outdoor swimming pool, gated driveway with substantial off street parking. On entering the house the stylish entrance hall and sweeping staircase provide a warm and inviting environment and the 30ft reception/dining room, kitchen/ breakfast room and study all open directly onto the gardens. Church Row is arguably one of Hampstead’s oldest and most sought after residential locations, abutting Heath Street and Frognal. 3

Energy Efficiency Rating - D59

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A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE ON BUYING, RENTING AND SELLING HOMES.

ST JAMES’S TERRACE MEWS, NW8 £2,250,000 A stunning three bedroom mews house situated 0.1 miles from the open spaces of Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill and 0.5 miles of St John’s Wood High Street & tube station (Jubilee Line). The property has an eat in kitchen dining area, three bedrooms including master bedroom with en suite bathroom, second bedroom with en suite shower room and a further double bedroom with access to its own shower room. There is a large reception area that leads on to a south facing terrace, a further guest cloakroom, integral garage and an attractive decked 227 sq ft roof terrace.

Master Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom | Second Bedroom with En Suite Shower Room | Third Bedroom | Guest WC | Reception Room | Kitchen/ Dining Room | Utility Room | Roof Terrace | Garage | Balcony | Freehold | EPC Rating E

ST JOHN’S WOOD | 020 7586 7001

PROUD TO SPONSOR

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WARWICK PLACE, W9 £2,900,000 We are delighted to have been instructed on this well-presented house ideally situated in the heart of Little Venice adjacent to the Regents Canal. The property is presented in immaculate decorative condition throughout featuring an open plan kitchen, dining area and conservatory ideal for entertaining. Further benefits include a double reception room with period features. Warwick Place is ideally located within 0.5 miles of Warwick Avenue Underground Station (Bakerloo line) and the fashionable cafes and restaurants of Clifton Road. You can also enjoy a 0.6 mile walk alongside the picturesque canal. Master Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom | Two Further Bedrooms | Bathroom | Two Guest WC | Double Reception Room | Open Plan Kitchen/Dining Area | Front Garden | EPC Rating E

ST JOHN’S WOOD | 020 7586 7001

PROUD TO SPONSOR

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ST JOHN’S WOOD NW8 A SUBSTANTIAL FAMILY HOUSE IN A PREMIER LOCATION Arranged over four floors this freehold home is presented in good condition throughout with off street parking and an large garage. This truly wonderful family home is set back from the road and features a considerable 62 x 39 ft garden. Cavendish Avenue is located on the west side of St John’s Wood, and is within walking distance of both St. John’s Wood High Street and St. John’s Wood Underground Station. Accommodation: Entrance hall, reception room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, library/study, master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and dressing room, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 guest cloakrooms, sauna. Amenities: Large garden, terrace, gym, storage, parking.

St John’s Wood Sales

£6,795,000

rosy@beauchamp.com

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+44 (0)20 7722 9793

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

St John’s Wood Sales

£3,750,000

rosy@beauchamp.com

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+44 (0)20 7722 9793

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FERNCROFT AVENUE HAMPSTEAD NW3

An exceptionally spacious six-bedroom family home (444 sq m/4,785 sq ft) benefiting from a large home gym, a 66ft rear garden and off-street parking for up to two cars. The property is within close proximity to all the amenities of Hampstead High Street, the open spaces of the Heath as well as transport links from Hampstead (Northern Line) and Finchley Road Underground Stations (Jubilee & Metropolitan Lines). Principal Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom and Dressing Room, Five Further Bedrooms, (Two En-Suites), Reception/Dining Room, Kitchen/Family Room, Study/Bedroom Six, Games/Cinema Room, Gymnasium, Guest Cloakroom, Utility Room, Wine Store, Lutron Lighting, Control4 System, Sonos Sound System, Underfloor Heating, Patio leading to 66ft Landscaped Rear Garden, Off-Street Parking. EPC=D.

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020 7724 4724

ASKING PRICE: £6,395,000

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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

Low built detached house set behind gates St John's Wood, NW8 First time on the market in 30 years, is this detached low built residence in one of St John's Wood's finest roads, two minutes from the High Street and tube links (Jubilee). The house benefits from a driveway set behind automatic gates with parking, garage, and a sizable rear garden. The house will benefit from updating and modernisation, however offers enormous potential. Reception Hall • Family Room • Dining Room • Drawing Room • Kitchen/ Breakfast Room • Utility Room • Conservatory • Study • Box Room • Master Bedroom With En-Suite Bathroom And Dressing Room • 3 Further Bedrooms (One With Ensuite Shower Room) • 2 Further Bathrooms • 2 Guest Cloakrooms • Off Street Parking • Garage • Garden.

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Joint Sole Agent

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Stunning Penthouse apartment, first time on the market in 51 years Avenue Road, NW8 A rare opportunity to acquire a stunning penthouse apartment commanding spectacular views towards both Regent's Park and Primrose Hill. Benefitting from direct lift access, the apartment is presented as it was when originally bought in 1969, and features well proportioned, bright accommodation. London House is enviably located on Avenue Road, within close proximity to the open spaces of Regent's Park and Primrose Hill, and walking distance to all the amenities of St John's Wood High, including St John's Wood Underground Station (Jubilee Line). Reception Hall • Reception Room • Dining Room • Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Study • Master Bedroom With En-Suite Bathroom And Dressing Room • 3 Further Bedrooms (One Ensuite) • Sauna • Further Bathroom.

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Sole Agent

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A truly exceptional modern family home arranged over the raised and lower ground floors of a handsome period property. This striking and beautifully interior designed four bedroom garden maisonette was recently renovated to a meticulous standard. The current owners have created a flexible space, with tremendous attention to detail given to the immaculate and extensive design and renovation. A particularly attractive feature of the apartment is the bright front to rear reception/dining room, which measures 45' in length. Other notable features include a stunning glass extension off the kitchen and new sash windows throughout. There are en suite bathrooms to each of the four bedrooms, and both the front and rear gardens are privately owned by the apartment.

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A magnificent double-fronted and extremely bright five bedroom house, refurbished to a high standard throughout. The lower ground floor, which can be accessed via a separate entrance, enjoys a modern kitchen and separate dining room with access out to the west-facing garden. In addition, there is a study that could be utilised as a further bedroom with en suite shower room. The entrance hall opens on to the formal living rooms, whilst on the first floor is the master bedroom with dressing room and en suite, and across the top two floors there are three further bedrooms and two bathrooms. Located within walking distance of Hampstead Heath station, the shops, cafĂŠs and amenities of South End Green and the entrance to Hampstead Heath.

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A top (5th) floor three double bedroom family apartment extending to 1785sqft/165.8sqm affording views over the London skyline with an allocated car parking space, attractive communal gardens, lift and porterage.

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EPC Rating: D

t: 020 7586 3111 SOLE AGENT

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A stunning three bedroom apartment (1287 sq ft / 120 sq m) with private South East facing garden, occupying the entire ground floor of a grand double fronted Victorian residence. This outstanding property, with private side entrance, has been architect designed to a very high standard featuring a superb 21 ft reception room leading on to a kitchen /dining room with access to 41ft private garden, principal bedroom with en-suite shower room, second bedroom and third bedroom and family bathroom. This outstanding property is enviably located in the South Hill Park Conservation area which are highly desirable residential tree lined roads which are centrally located for South End Green, Hampstead Village, and Belsize Park with an eclectic mix of restaurants, cafes and boutiques within a short distance.

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

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

020 8458 7311

LINNELL DRIVE, NW11 £5,800,000

FREEHOLD

Linnell House nestles at the end of a quiet enclave overlooking and enjoying views across the Heath Extension. Occupying a wider than average plot, spanning 495 sq m (5330 sq ft) over three storeys we are delighted to offer a 5/6 bedroom double fronted detached family home maintained beautifully throughout. An internal inspection is highly recommended to fully appreciate this fine property. Linnell Drive is located off Hampstead Way and within walking distance to Golders Green Tube Station (Northern Line).

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SOLE AGENT

IMPRESSIVE ENTRANCE HALLWAY ; TRIPLE ASPECT LIVING ROOM; SPACIOUS DINING ROOM; FAMILY ROOM; KITCHEN; BREAKFAST ROOM; 2 UTILITY ROOMS; GALLERIED STUDY; CLOAKROOM MASTER BEDROOM SUITE WITH SPACIOUS BATHROOM & DRESSING ROOM; 4 FURTHER BEDROOMS; GAMES ROOM / BEDROOM 6; 2 ENSUITE BATHROOMS; SHOWER ROOM 116’ REAR GARDEN WITH SECLUDED SUN TERRACE DOUBLE GARAGE; AMPLE OFF STREET PARKING


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

020 8458 7311

SHELDON AVENUE, N6 £8,500,000

FREEHOLD

Located close to the beautiful grounds of Kenwood House and Hampstead Heath, an elegant freehold residence which has been extensively refurbished using finishes of the highest possible standards sourced from around the world. The house features a dramatic triple height entrance hallway and well planned and arranged accommodation over three floors. There is an extensive landscaped garden which leads to a self contained leisure complex with a freeform swimming pool, Jacuzzi spa, sauna and gymnasium. To the front the house is set behind a sweeping gated carriage driveway which leads to a double width garage.

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29’ DRAWING ROOM: 20’ X 18’ DINING ROOM: FAMILY ROOM: KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: MORNING ROOM: ENTRANCE HALL: 24’ MASTER BEDROOM WITH HIS AND HERS DRESSING ROOMS AND EXTRAVAGANT BATHROOM: 6 FURTHER BEDROOM SUITES INCLUDING A GUEST SUITE WITH SITTING ROOM/BEDROOM 8: UTILITY ROOM: DOUBLE WIDTH GARAGE: LANDSCAPED 135’ GARDEN: SELF CONTAINED LEISURE COMPLEX WITH SWIMMING POOL, JACUZZI SPA, SAUNA AND GYMNASIUM: SWEEPING CARRIAGE DRIVEWAY.

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

Nassington Road, NW3 ÂŁ5,250,000

Situated in an idyllic location, this six bedroom house would make a fantastic home for a growing family. This great property offers plenty of space with four reception rooms and a south facing garden, perfect for those summer months. With the rare advantage of off-street parking, this beautiful house really is something special, energy rating d. Dexters Hampstead. 56 Heath Street, London, NW3 1DL T: 020 7433 0273 E: hampsteadsales@dexters.co.uk

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Woodsome Road, NW5 ÂŁ2,250,000

Located in the heart of Dartmouth Park and close to the open spaces of Hampstead Heath, a stunning five bedroom family home which has been recently refurbished by the current owners. The house offers great entertaining space with two reception rooms leading on to a kitchen/dining room and an attractive rear garden, energy rating d. Dexters Dartmouth Park. 64 Chetwynd Road, London, NW5 1DE T: 020 7284 0101 E: dartmouthparksales@dexters.co.uk

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HAMILTON GARDENS, NW8 36 1984 - 2020

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

A mid-terraced Victorian house (2374 sq ft/ 221 sq m) located in this quiet enclave on the West side of St John’s Wood. The house is in need of updating and offers versatile family accommodation including 4/5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The house also benefits from a south-east facing patio garden. Hamilton Gardens is located within 1/4 mile of the shopping and transport facilities of St John’s Wood High Street whilst the American School and Regents Park are close at hand. ENTRANCE HALL • DRAWING ROOM • RECEPTION ROOM • KITCHEN • 5 BEDROOMS • 3 BATHROOMS • UTILITY ROOM • PATIO GARDEN • RESIDENTS PARKING • WITHIN EASY REACH OF ST JOHN’S WOOD UNDERGROUND STATION AND LOCAL BUS STOPS • EPC=D.

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EYRE COURT, ST JOHN’S WOOD NW8 A fantastic opportunity to purchase a bright and spacious 3 double bedroom apartment with an impressive almost 30’ double reception room, situated on the 3rd floor of this prestige portered development in the heart of St John’s Wood. Eyre Court is a well established and highly regarded block set behind a deep landscaped garden and approached by way of a carriage driveway which provides first come first served off street parking. The block is located moments from St John’s Wood High Street.

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

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Mark Nash Associate Director mark.nash@sandfords.com

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

CUMBERLAND TERRACE REGENT’S PARK, NW1

£3,750,000 LEASEHOLD

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

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Mark Nash Associate Director mark.nash@sandfords.com

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

CHESTER TERRACE REGENT’S PARK, NW1

£11,950,000 LEASEHOLD

A rare opportunity to purchase an outstanding Grade I Listed Nash house (427 sqm/4,596 sqft) located in one of the finest terraces in the Crown Estate with fantastic views onto Regent’s Park. The property has been recently refurbished and redesigned to the highest standard and provides elegant and well-planned accommodation which is arranged over five floors and benefits from a lift, air-conditioning throughout, high ceilings, a purpose-built roof terrace, three storage vaults, communal gardens and off-street parking. The accommodation comprises a reception hall, a magnificent drawing room on the first floor with floor to ceiling windows with wonderful views onto Regent’s Park, a dining room, a master bedroom suite with a dressing room and en-suite bathroom, four further bedrooms, two bathrooms, a wellequipped kitchen, utility and a media room. The property also benefits from staff accommodation on the lower ground floor which includes two bedrooms, a kitchen and a bathroom.

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xquisite sub-penthouse apartment, directly overlooking Primrose Hill. St Edmund's Terrace is a luxury apartment with an excellent concierge service and swimming pool located in this quiet and sought-after location.

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Guide price £10,000,000 Freehold knightfrank.co.uk

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Guide price ÂŁ10,750,000 Knight Frank Hampstead craig.draper@knightfrank.com 020 7317 7955

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Stunning mansion block apartment East Heath Road, NW3 Hampstead Underground Station: 0.4 miles Reception room, kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, cloakroom, balcony, loft, lift, communal gardens, off-street parking, EPC = C

Leasehold, approximately 104 years remaining plus Share of Freehold | 2,923 sq ft | Guide ÂŁ3.65 million

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

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Imposing Grade l listed house Hanover Terrace, NW1 Baker Street Underground Station: 0.5 miles Grade I listed, 3 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, 6 bedrooms (3 en suite), 3 further bathrooms, library, media room, gym, games room, wine cellar, garden, garage

Leasehold, approximately 114 years remaining | 6,760 sq ft | Guide ÂŁ19.75 million

Stephen Lindsay Savills St John's Wood & Regent's Park Residential Sales 020 3043 3602 slindsay@savills.com

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CAVENDISH AVENUE ST JOHN’S WOOD | LONDON NW8

A detached Grade II listed house set back behind a gated driveway with parking for 6 – 8 cars and featuring a magnificent south-west facing garden of 187ft / 57m. The house, which is unmodernised, provides 5,360 sq ft / 498 sq m of accommodation with the potential to be extended, subject to any necessary consents. Cavendish Avenue is widely regarded as one of the finest streets in St John’s Wood and is located within a few hundred yards of both St John’s Wood High Street and St John’s Wood Underground Station (Jubilee Line).

ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES Principal Bedroom Suite comprising Bedroom, Dressing Room, 2 Bathrooms and Balcony | 4 Further Double Bedrooms | 2 Further Bathrooms | Staff Bedroom and Bathroom | Large Reception Hall | Drawing Room | Library/Study | Family Room/Dining Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Conservatory | Utility Room | Walk-In Pantry | 2 Guest Cloakrooms | Secure Parking for 6-8 Cars behind Wrought Iron Gates | Large South-West Facing Rear Garden

ASKING PRICE: £16,950,000 | FREEHOLD SOLE SELLING AGENT

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Showing this season: Parasite • Joker • Judy Emma • Dark Waters

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CULTURE

Flowers, 1964

EXHIBITION

Andy Warhol 12 March-6 September Tate Modern

Promising a new look at the pop art legend’s life and work, this major exhibition will feature over 100 pieces from across Warhol’s remarkable career. He is, of course, best known for his 20th century icons of American culture – stacks of Campbell’s soup cans and DayGlo Marilyn Monroe screen prints – but here, the emphasis will be on the recurring themes of desire, identity and belief that emerge from the artist’s biography. A rare, personal insight not to be missed. Bankside SE1 (020 7887 8888; tate.org.uk)

CULTURE

fix WORDS by ALI HOWARD

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LITERATURE

Penguin Live 12 & 17 March Lyttelton Theatre

Celebrated authors Bernardine Evaristo and Michael Palin take to the Lyttelton stage this month for some intriguing mid-week book chat. Evaristo, whose novel Girl, Woman, Other won the 2019 Booker Prize, will consider what the new decade holds for writers and artists of colour in Britain. While Palin, whose North Korea Journal was published last year to coincide with the hit documentary, will take us on a journey into the notoriously secret Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Both boundlessly fascinating. South Bank, SE1 (020 7452 3000; nationaltheatre.org.uk)

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MUSIC

All That Jazz Every Thursday throughout March | Rockwell

Offering “the best bespoke cocktails this side of New Orleans”, this glamorous St James’s venue, with its decadent and colourful interior, has just the soundtrack to match. The toe-tappingly good line-up includes Wandering Soul, Alex Hunter Trio, Coco Malone and the fabulous Lana Shelley Trio, whose vintage and original swing more than sets the tone. 2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, SW1A (020 7870 2901; rockwellsw1.com)

EXHIBITION

Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things 12 March-7 June National Portrait Gallery

Cecil Beaton at Sandwich, early 1920s. © The Cecil Beaton Studio Archive at Sotheby’s

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A glittering cast of characters awaits us at St Martin’s Place this month, including Anna May Wong, Oliver Messel, Tallulah Bankhead and Baba Beaton – all achingly cool and dripping in glamour. Presenting around 150 of the revered fashion photographer’s rarely exhibited prints, the show is a delectable snapshot of a golden age, and it’s one heck of an alluring world to immerse yourself into. Expect some intriguing autobiographical elements, too, including Beaton’s self-portraits. St Martin’s Place, WC2H (020 7306 0055; npg.org.uk)

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Tallulah Bankhead by Cecil Beaton, 1932. Museum of the City of New York


CULTURE

MUSIC

Mozart in Italy 6-8 March | Cadogan Hall

Part of the Mozart 250 project, this is an immersive weekend dedicated to the great composer, and more specifically the music he created – and heard – during his formative trip to Italy in 1770. Expect a trio of concerts and a series of related talks by leading music historians. Each concert incorporates readings from the Mozart family letters, notes from Charles Burney’s own contemporaneous travels, and from the same guide book that the then 14-year-old, accompanied by his father, used to plan their itinerary.

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5 Sloane Terrace, SW1X (020 7730 4500; cadoganhall.com)

6-8 March Southbank Centre

ONLINE ART

Ungalleried While gallery-going is one of our favourite pastimes, there’s something to be said for choosing our latest contemporary piece from the comfort of our own living room – that’s where we’ll be placing it, after all. Ungalleried, the brainchild of artist, collector and economist Simi Launay, is an exciting new online platform that brings the traditional gallery model into the digital age with a focus on celebrating artists from every corner of the globe. Expect original artworks and limited edition prints starting from a very accessible £100 up to £10,000.

The Women of the World Festival is never not special but this year sees its 10th anniversary, so we’re calling it a rude-not-to weekend of culture. A thrillingly creative space for world-renowned artists, activists, thinkers and performers, 2020’s edition promises to be bigger and better than ever. Unmissable female talkers and trailblazers include Naomi Wolf, Sandi Toksvig and comedian Deborah Francis-White, whose podcast, The Guilty Feminist, uncovers our hilarious double standards, beginning each episode with “I’m a feminist, but…” Belvedere Road, SE1 (020 3879 9555; southbankcentre.co.uk)

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As the latest adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma hits cinema screens, Amber Anderson talks about her role in the film and explains how her time as a model and her training as a musician helped to shape her career WORDS by LIZ SKONE JAMES

Playing to her own tune PHOTOGRAPHY by RICK PUSHINSKY STYLING by KATE SINCLAIR HAIR by EMMA SMALL | MAKE UP by STEFAN JEMEEL

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he role of Jane Fairfax in Working Title’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma, directed by Autumn de Wilde, was irresistible for Amber Anderson. “It was an amazing opportunity for me to act and to play the piano, and to bring those things together, and in such an incredible production,” she smiles. Performance has always been in Amber’s blood, but it was originally music that called her. “I was planning to be a pianist. That was everyone’s plan for me at least. I was at music school up in Scotland, where I grew up, and I got to about 16, and loved the piano so much, but could feel myself resenting all the practising I had to do,” she confesses. “And so I just began to consider other things. And I had always thought about acting. And completely separately to all of that, I had been scouted as a model, which was very surprising, but also incredible, because it was a real opportunity to get out of Scotland and come to London,” she tells me.

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“I think I am sort of obsessed with my job because I feel that you really do get better every time that you do it, and you learn something every time that you do it”

Recalling coming to the Capital, Amber says: “I met some acting agents, and got myself an acting agent. And I just started auditioning, while I was doing modelling on the side. And yeah, I had been doing both of them simultaneously for quite a long time, but the last couple of years it has become really just acting.” Along with financial independence, Amber believes that the modelling prepared her for the audition process as an actor. “I personally find the rejection in modelling is way more brutal, because it just comes down to very surface level stuff. You just won’t get a job because your face is wrong,” she laughs. “If you find a way to thrive and not just survive in the industry, I think it can teach you quite a lot of resilience, which I definitely carried across to being an actor.” So would Amber say the two careers work hand in hand? Not really, she says – at least not for her. She explains that there were some things she had to work hard at letting go of when moving between acting and modelling jobs. “I think in order to be a good model you have to be incredibly self-aware,” she says, carefully. “To really be able to just step outside of yourself and know what your face looks like at different angles, and what your body is doing, and I think you can begin to get quite caught up in how you look, but when you are acting you just shouldn’t be thinking about that at all.” Of course, in acting, the self-awareness comes when having to watch the finished production. “I do know some actors who have never seen anything that they have done – because it is just weird, to be honest,” Amber admits. “It’s kind of like when you hear yourself on an answerphone message, but times 100, because it is how you blink, and how you speak… I struggle to be objective and then I feel quite insecure. I usually watch myself, then have a small breakdown, then let it sit emotionally for a couple of days. Then about two days later I start to feel good about it,” she laughs. She is now, she says, feeling very positive about Emma. The film was her first experience

of period drama, and very different to previous jobs. “The production team wanted everything to be done authentically,” she tells me. “So from the way that they did our hair to the undergarments that we wore under our costumes, everything was made to measure and really authentic to the period. And most excitingly for me, the instrument that I was playing in the film was a fortepiano, which is a very early version of the modern day piano, and something that you usually only find in museums.” As thrilling as she found being up close to the fortepiano, it brought with it its own challenges – Amber had to learn to play it almost as though it were a whole new instrument. “I think there was a thing where they were like, ‘oh, well she’s a pianist, and so she’ll be able to pick it up’, when actually it wasn’t as simple as that, because it is so incredibly different to what I am used to. So I hired a piano teacher, and she came on set with me – that was a really incredible opportunity.” Filmed in stately homes across the country, the schedule was quite intense, but Amber says that it was made bearable by being able to slip home to see friends during weekends off, and being with the very best people while on set. “The cast is just pretty extraordinary,” she tells me, “and there were about ten of us who were in quite a lot of the time, so we really became a kind of gang. We ate dinner together most nights with Autumn, and it was a really lovely atmosphere. Everyone was very supportive – I still see a lot of them now, even post filming.” Amber will be back on the big screen later this year in White Lie, for which she won the Vancouver Film Critics Circle’s award for Best Supporting Actress in a Canadian Film. “It’s a drama by two directors called Yonah Lewis and Calvin Thomas,” she reveals, “and it is about a girl who fakes cancer in order to defraud people. And I play the second lead – her girlfriend, who does not know at all that she is lying. I am also really proud of that film, it is quite dark. We took it to the Toronto Film Festival last year and people left the screening feeling quite shaken.”

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It may only be March, but it is shaping up to be a good year – is Amber happy with the way things are going? “You can never get complacent,” she says. “I think I am sort of obsessed with my job because I feel that you really do get better every time that you do it, and you learn something every time that you do it. And I just think it is incredible to have that in terms of your job – there is no such thing as perfection, you are driven by a mixture of fear and a desire to develop,” she grins. How would she like to see that development taking shape? “I would love to do theatre,” she says. “I haven’t really had the chance to do that yet and it is something that I am really putting everything out there to try and do soon. I just know that I would love the experience of doing theatre… I have performed on stage quite a lot as a musician, and I really love the feeling. There is nothing quite like it really. I think because of its very nature, because it is live, and inevitably it changes every time you do it, I think there is something really magical about that. And actually maybe quite freeing, you know?” she grins. “In some ways I think that it is more of an actor’s medium, whereas I think in film there are so many other components and people contributing to the final form, so as an actor you are actually quite out of control in a sense. Which can be tricky.” Something Amber is very much in control of, though, is her music. “I still take piano lessons,” she tells me. “And I am currently studying to take my diploma, which is quite exciting, and quite terrifying as well,” she reveals. “It will be the first exam I will have sat since I was at school. And it is quite an intimidating exam. I think it’s nice to have something separately to work towards that is like a project I suppose. It’s just yours really.” For now, we’ll have to make do with her fortepiano recitals in Emma. Emma is in cinemas now

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All hail Bower Collective, a brand-new platform promising to help you save around 100kg of plastic waste from landfill each year. From bathroom essentials to skincare and shaving, discover a range of natural, toxin-free products that look great, work brilliantly and are good for the environment. Products are delivered in reusable pouches. Simply empty into the beautiful bottles and dispensers, then return the pouches (in prepaid envelopes) to be cleaned, sterilised and reused. Having selected leading sustainable brands that share their mission, the web shop also stocks a range of covetable brands including Evolve and Faith in Nature. Beautifully simple.

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STYLE&WELLBEING ON TRIAL

Do I want my brows laminated? I’m not at all convinced, actually – not least because the mere suggestion provokes such hilarity among my colleagues. I will admit that some of the Instagram pictures are a little alarming. But Courtney, my therapist at Strip’s Islington salon explains that their newest treatment is the answer to fuller, thicker and bolder brows; exactly what I’m after. I’m assured that my brows need not to be fixed in a perma-alarmed expression, but can be brushed down to give a variety of looks. A better name for it, she suggests, would be the brow lift – the procedure is in fact very similar to the LVL Lash Lift. My arm has been twisted… We chat through the look I do want to achieve, then I lie back on the bed and make myself comfortable – it is, I’m briefed, a relatively lengthy procedure. First, my brows are cleansed and brushed into the desired shape. Then fixed into position with glue before two different solutions are applied to first soften the hairs, manipulating them to grow in the new direction, and then alter the hair structure allowing the brows to maintain their new shape for up to six weeks. Then a nourishing treatment is applied to condition the hairs. We finish with a quick wax and tint to complete the look. It has taken an hour, but the time has passed quickly as we’ve been nattering happily about TV, and I’ve been mining Courtney for beauty tips.

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I am a little alarmed when I look in the mirror, but I’m handed a brow brush and told to tame my very upright brows into my desired shape, which I do, and magically they stay put. I’m impressed, and even my doubting colleagues have to agree that the result looks great. It has definitely upped my brow game. LSJ Wax, lamination and tint costs £82. 164 Upper Street, N1 (020 7590 0055; stripwaxbar.com)

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If your only interaction with rowing is selecting who to root for at the annual Boat Race later this month, now’s the time to get more involved. Boutique gym ROWBOTS was developed by elite sportsman Gareth Bale and a team of professionals, and aims to make rowing more accessible. Group classes with mental conditioning at their core combine the rower with explosive floor work, you’ll burn and sweat through one of the classes, finding new levels of mental and physical strength, and leave afterwards feeling empowered. The state-of-the-art water rowers mimic the feeling of rowing on open water, and all instructors are British Rowing endorsed, so you won’t find a more authentic experience. Could this be the new spin?

FITNESS

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The Fitzrovia-based studio opened last year offering group workouts that exercise every major muscle group

Introductory three class pack, £25. 6 Great Titchfield Street, W1W (020 7436 8901; rowbots.co.uk)

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Food &drink

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HOT TABLE

TOKii

Say hotel restaurant and I think Fawlty Towers, the hapless Torquay boarding house, beloved by 70s sitcom fans. But London is a different world. When The Arch in Marylebone became the Prince Akatoki, the hotel’s popular Britishthemed restaurant was rebranded as the Japanese-style eatery TOKii. On a Friday night it is full enough to feel buzzy and we stop at the Malt Lounge & Bar for a cocktail and an analysis of the décor. It gets the thumbs up from my friend, The Architect, who approves of the restrained elegance, the Japanese-influenced dark wood and minimalist detail. The bartender doesn’t approve of her drink choice though; it’s not one for the ladies, he tells us, and I check the date before opting for the signature Sunset from the Five Elements menu: Roku gin infused with physalis and ginger syrup, hibiscus and yuzu. It’s as pretty as it sounds and as refreshing as it looks. Sakes star, but the list is awash with eclectic fusion: kumquat wasabi jam, Suntory Toki whisky, chestnut liqueur. Easy on the eye is a theme that runs through the menu; presentation is impeccable. Designed to be shared, dishes are small, but flavours are complex. The Architect is used to eyeballing and can see that we are going to need to divvy up the last piece of the yellowtail carpaccio with green peppercorn dressing; a single chopstick slides through the tender fish like warm butter. Beef tataki melts in the mouth while the accompanying Jerusalem artichoke discs lend satisfying crunch. Tempura is hot and crisp to the bite, just as it should be – we try the shrimp and the mixed vegetables. I feel the fusion coming on with the irresistible crispy pork belly paired with apple and Japanese mustard coleslaw; but nothing is out of place. We’re back on the Asian track with succulent cubes of pink Barbary duck alongside sesame greens dressed with honey and soy.

Easy on the eye, TOKii’s dishes are designed to be shared and, though Japanese-influenced, combine elements of East and West cuisine

Saving space for pudding, we don’t try the sushi and sashimi, but given the quality of everything else we’ve eaten it’s a minor regret. Instead I jealously guard the chocolate fondant while sneaking a taste of the crème brûlée. We are reluctant to leave, and the enthusiastic maître d’ presses a plate of petits fours on us. Bite-size nibbles include an incongruous flapjack and it is the first time I feel I could be in 1970s Torquay. But décor and food alike, TOKii is pretty, modern, tasteful and taste full. CJ The Prince Akatoki, 50 Great Cumberland Place, W1H (020 7724 0486; tokii.co.uk)

MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS

Taking the biscuit Show Mum how much you love her on Mother’s Day with an expertly iced biscuit from Londoner Steph Giordano. Baked by Steph began two years ago as a post-work hobby for the digital designer. Beautiful and inventive, what began as cakes for friends soon became treats for friends of friends, snowballing into a full-time job, with commissions from the likes of fashion label Olivia Rubin and beauty brand Rodial. Steph’s culinary creations are recognisable for their attention to detail, colour, playfulness and fun, not to mention being utterly mouthwateringly delicious. We love her cute Mother’s Day bouquet biscuit, but let’s face it, Mum would be happy with any of Steph’s covetable cakes and beautiful bakes. Mother’s Day Bouquet letterbox cookie, £9.95 (bakedbysteph.co.uk)

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METHOD Preheat the oven to 180°c. Whisk together the eggs, sugar, salt, milk and double cream. Place the slices of bread in this custard mix and soak for at least an hour. To cook, melt the knob of butter in a frying pan and place the soaked bread into the pan, cook over a medium heat until golden brown. Place on a tray in the oven and cook for 5 minutes, or until the custard is set. To make the orange blossom syrup, put the caster sugar, water, and orange blossom in a small saucepan over a medium heat, reduce to syrup consistency (approx. 105°c in temp). If you do not have a thermometer you can test the consistency by putting a little bit of the syrup on a plate and placing in the fridge to cool down – it should hold its line on the plate. To make the banana jam, gently heat both the sugars over a medium heat until caramelised. Add the bananas and cook on the lowest setting until the bananas break down and completely collapse. The sugar will go dark brown in colour, this is okay, but catch it before it goes black. Place into a blender and blitz until smooth. Allow to cool down before placing in the fridge to chill completely. To make the cream, gently fold the tahini into the mascarpone. Add enough tahini to suit your taste buds. To serve, flip the French toast over and brush with the orange blossom syrup. Sprinkle over the pistachios. Serve with banana jam and tahini mascarpone on the side.

RECIPE

Oklava Bakery + Wine’s Pistachio French toast Selin Kiazim and Laura Christie’s new all-day eaterie in Fitzrovia borrows popular concepts from the original Oklava in Shoreditch – you’ll find the traditional Turkish baked fare, alongside breakfast and brunch dishes like whipped feta on toast; and daily changing pasta dishes and Pide specials. Excitingly, it’s open for dinner, too, serving new dishes such as the Tepsi kebab. There’s even a delectable wine list drawing from vineyards in Turkey, Armenia, Lebanon, Georgia and Greece. The perfect spot to treat Mum on Mother’s Day. Or, if you’d prefer to spoil her at home, how about a spot of breakfast in bed? We’ve persuaded Selin to share one of her favourite brunch recipes – guaranteed to be well received!

INGREDIENTS For the French toast 2 eggs | 1.5 tbsp sugar | Pinch salt | 200ml milk | 50ml double cream | 4 slices good quality bread, thick sliced | Knob of butter | 4 tbsp lightly toasted, ground pistachios For the syrup 75 grams caster sugar | 75 ml water | ¼ tsp orange blossom water For the banana jam 200g dark brown sugar | 200g caster sugar | 4 ripe bananas, peeled and roughly chopped For the tahini cream 3-4 tbsp tahini | 250g mascarpone

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POP-UP

Bon vivant

LONDON FOODIE

Oliver Gladwin

Chef Patron and co-founder, Sussex The first thing I cooked was… a wild rabbit stew for the vineyard harvesters at Nutbourne, our family farm and vineyard. I had caught the rabbit on the farm that day with my brothers. We built a fire outside and cooked a delicious, hearty stew in a cast iron pot. All the harvesters were mightily impressed as they dug in with sourdough bread made by my mum. It was a perfect beginning to a long love affair with local and wild cookery. My failsafe dinner party secret is… to keep the menu simple and use high quality ingredients. Something like a barbecued ribeye cutlet or half a lobster served with fresh salad. I could prepare the accompaniments an hour before my guests arrived and we could all enjoy being rallied around the BBQ before the meal. For afters, my favourite sweet has to be honeycomb with whipped mascarpone. My last meal on earth… seabass, caught on the Jurassic coast with my wife Lucinda and son Wilbur. I’d cook it on the beach over a driftwood fire and eat it with some foraged sea foliage. All I would need is a lighter and a pack of butter. For me, it’s always about more than just the meal. When I feel down, I cook… cheese fondue. The ultimate comfort food.

Award-winning chef, food writer and broadcaster Gizzi Erskine has just opened a three-month residency at St Martins Lane London, encompassing sumptuous French, American and English biodynamic food, wine and cocktails, and mingling experimental ingredients with nostalgic dishes. The Nitery takes inspiration from early 20th century Parisian ‘niteries’ – bohemian restaurants that were frequented by big thinkers, artists and poets. Gizzi has channelled this same bon vivant atmosphere in the sophisticated St Martins Lane Kitchen, creating an energetic space with fun, inventive menus. Think steak tartare with bone marrow dripping on marmite toast with cured egg yolk; and chocolate mousse with Horlicks cream. We’re seriously excited. St Martins Lane London, 45 St. Martin’s Lane, WC2N (020 7300 5588; morganshotelgroup.com)

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My favourite London restaurant is… Le Colombier in Chelsea. Following on from the success of The Shed, in Notting Hill, Rabbit, on the Kings Road, and Nutbourne, in Battersea, the Gladwin Brothers opened their first West End project in November last year. 63-64 Frith Street, W1D (020 3923 7770; sussex-restaurant.com)

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The latest travel trends across the globe

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Paris in the spring Dorian Fournier, head butler, Hôtel Particulier Villeroy

NEW SEASON

Sail into the season Lake Como’s prestigious Grand Hotel Tremezzo launches its 2020 season this month, opening its waterside doors on 13 March. And a series of exciting new launches promise guests the ultimate in lakeside luxury. Following a complete renovation and extension of its sandy beach, the hotel will premier their cool new T Beach Club, complete with chic loungers and a floating swimming pool. There’ll also be new treatments available

from historic Florentine pharmacy brand Santa Maria Novella at the T Spa, and a host of new signature dishes at La Terrazza Gualtiero Marchesi. But we’re probably most excited about one of the new experiences on offer. To tie in with the cinema release of No Time to Die next month, guests can enjoy a James Bond-inspired amphibious car experience, learning to drive their new classic Amphicar 770. Navigate the waters of Lake Como with a local guide, cruising

NEW SEASON

Join the club Not familiar with The Peligoni Club in Zakynthos? Now is the time to explore. Having celebrated its 30th birthday last year, the family-run club is back this season, from May half term until September, and promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Unlike a typical resort, there’s no accommodation offered on-site – guests are booked into carefully selected private villas, cottages and B&Bs, either by the sea or in the beautiful hills. And this year sees the introduction of several stunning new villas, including Meraki, a newly-built

past Villa del Balbianello, the former home of famous adventurer Guido Monzino and James Bond film location, and taking in the panoramic views of the forested Comacina Island, one of the most fascinating archaeological sites in northern Italy and home to a single restaurant, which also provided a setting for Alfred Hitchcock’s The Pleasure Garden. Film buff heaven. For details, see grandhoteltremezzo.com

10-person villa in the rocky hills above the club – impeccably designed it boasts panoramic views from all five bedrooms. Meanwhile, back at the club, the foodie fare on offer will be somewhat different to previous years, thanks to a brand-new Spanish-influenced restaurant and kitchen garden, and a refresh of menus across the board. A few famous faces will also be offering their culinary expertise as part of the guest chef series – expect to see the likes of the Gladwin Brothers, Elizabeth Haigh and Neil Rankin offering demos and cooking up delectable feasts. Book now for the holiday of a lifetime. For details, see peligoni.com

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Thanks to the warmer temperatures enabling you to make the most of the multiple jardins, outdoor spaces and cultural happenings, not to mention fewer tourists and fewer queues, this is a brilliant time to visit Paris. There are various cultural events this month, notably the Louboutin Exhibition at the Palais de la Porte Dorée, which opened at the end of February and runs until 26 July. Revealing Louboutin’s rich imagination, the exhibition will explore every facet of his work in an institution that has played a significant role in his creativity. If you’re seeking something a little more active, the show-jumping event Saut Hermès at the Grand Palais is a really exciting event for both equestrian lovers and amateurs. It’s happening between 20-22 March and is very centrally located in between Jardins des ChampsÉlysées and the Seine. Paris is known for its cuisine and we are seeing many exciting new restaurants open. One of which is La Fontaine Gaillon, which has just opened moments away from Place Vendôme. Similarly, celebrity pastry chef Cédric Grolet caused some commotion in November last year with the opening of his new patisserie Cédric Grolet Opéra – guests queued down the street in anticipation for his iconic pastries and gourmet desserts. Certainly worth a visit when in Paris! Hôtel Particulier Villeroy opened in January this year. An extremely private bolthole located in Triangle d’Or, it offers just 11 apartments, suites and rooms, and a dedicated guestsonly restaurant and spa (hotelvilleroy.com)

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If you’re looking for harmony, head south on Rhodes island to one of the latest Greek 5-star eco hotels – Gennadi Grand Resort – where you can holiday without a guilty conscience

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t’s hard to pinpoint exactly what makes Rhodes such a magical place, because it is the combination of the island’s many charms that make it so special. Even a series of economic setbacks have been unable to dull the shine – if anything, the island is better than ever, boasting a slew of luxury hotels, Michelinstarred restaurants and exclusive wine tasting experiences that have holidaymakers coming back for more. A four-hour flight from London, but a world away from the Capital, Rhodes continues to hold its place in the world of luxury travel. I can’t wait to see what the fuss is about. Nestled on the peaceful and charming southeastern coast of the island, positioned halfway between ancient Lindos with its beautifully preserved acropolis, and the island’s southern tip, we discover the tiny coastal village of

Gennadi and there, the Gennadi Grand hotel. Having made its debut less than two years ago, it is one of five hotels on the island owned by the Minettos family. The Gennadi Grand claims to be the best in the family’s portfolio, and one of the best for luxury on the island, and from first impressions, I’m confident it will live up to its billing. The low-lying resort surrounds itself with nature; verdant wild gardens and palm trees beautifully complement the angular and minimalist grey stone facades of the buildings. Eco-friendly by design, the large floor-to-ceiling windows are fitted with energysaving glass and a huge sustainable living roof aids natural cooling, helping to save energy and seamlessly blend the hotel into its natural Rhodian surroundings. Our sea-view room is a stone’s throw from the resort’s very own private beach, offering sweeping views of the Aegean Sea and the luscious hotel gardens behind. It is comfortable and well appointed with a super king-sized bed, spacious living area and private terrace, complete with infinity plunge pool. The decor is minimalistic: a simple colour scheme of pale white, grey, charcoal and beige helps to emphasise the glorious natural light from those floor-to-ceiling windows. In the bathroom

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TRAVEL The resort boasts three outdoor swimming pools and an indoor pool at the state-of-the-art subterranean spa

I discover a large powerful shower but no bath – an initiative, I’m told, that is designed to help save water, tying in with the hotel’s strong sustainable ethos. It is all very impressive. Keen to truly unwind, we soon discover that we are in the right place; should you so wish, you can potter around all day without a plan here, thanks to the many facilities that the hotel has to offer. From yoga and tennis in our more active moments, to lounging on the comfortable day beds beside one of the three fresh water swimming pools in our quieter moments, we are truly spoilt for choice. The ultimate rejuvenation and relaxation comes at the hotel’s state-of-the-art subterranean spa, though, with its heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and Hammam. Pampering sessions here focus on treatments that promote inner balance and harmony, all carried out by expert therapists. I opt for a restorative massage and settle myself onto the bed in the peaceful treatment room as my masseuse begins to tend to my stiff back with smooth, purposeful strokes. Thirty minutes later, in a state of total Zen, I am led back to the pool area to relax. Reclining on a lounger beneath the soaring ceiling, with no vibrating phone to jolt me back to reality, I sip a glass of Champagne and relish the feeling of uninterrupted bliss. The pleasure seeking doesn’t end there: with 12 à la carte restaurants, the foodie offering at Gennadi Grand is well worth breaking the

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bikini diet for. One not to be missed is Greek fine dining restaurant Edesma. The modern restaurant opens out onto a large rooftop lounge offering glorious views of the glistening aqua sea. Here, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Greek hills, we discover a culinary experience that makes us forget everything we think we know about the country’s traditional cuisine. Redefining the traditional flavours that everyone associates with Greece, the food at Edesma is fresh, bold and creatively prepared. Everything, from the meat and the fresh produce, to the wine is sourced locally on the island. Over the course of a glorious week at the Gennandi Grand, it becomes abundantly clear that one can holiday here without a guilty conscience, knowing that the team are doing everything they can to keep things green. It is the definition of perfection in simplicity.

The season at Gennadi Grand Resort runs from May to November. Rooms start from €250 per night, with breakfast. Half-board and ultra-all-inclusive options are also available (gennadigrandresort.com)

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Danish brand ferm LIVING has launched its first modular sofa and it’s one that fully embraces the concept of low living. Inspired by the humble beanbag, its big boxy units are packed with innovative microcellular foam, ensuring maximum comfort. Featuring soft curves and top-stitched seams, the Catena comprises six individual modules to mix and match – and dive into – to suit our designer lounging wants. From £1,139 (fermliving.com)

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Even savvy home stylists can struggle with spatial sensibilities, so John Lewis & Partners’ new Virtual Sofa feature on the app is a welcome tool for any homemaker with a smartphone or tablet. Using augmented reality, it allows us to try before we buy on a range of stylish settees – with further lines to follow. Whether sofa, snuggler or chaise, you can now view your smart new seater in situ.

Unless you’ve been living on Mars, you’ll know that biophilia is the word on everyone’s lips. A love of nature – and the notion that we possess an innate connection with it – is informing our interiors choices in 2020. Exploring the benefits of biophilic design, Sally Coulthard’s enticing new tome, Biophilia: You + Nature + Home, draws on environmental and neuroscientific research to uncover the links between home, health and happiness. Published 19 March

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Sustainable choices can be made with the most unlikely homewares. British brand Viners have come up with an organic kitchen knife block that’s made from 35 per cent wheat fibre – a natural by-product of agricultural waste – with 80 per cent recycled steel blades. Comprising a chef’s knife, carving knife, bread, utility and paring knives, and in a calming pastel green, this is a stylish starter set for the eco-conscious. £45 (viners.co.uk)

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Eye, large multi-coloured wool rug, £350 (habitat.co.uk)

Young & Battaglia Eye Doll wall light, Audrey, £13 (mineheart.com)

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Just when you think you’ve seen everything in high-end kitchen design a new concept pops up that makes the work of choosing your dream kitchen harder. Boundlessly innovative in both form and function, these are some of today’s pacesetters WORDS by ALI HOWARD

Industrial styling is big news in the contemporary kitchen. Characterised by utilitarian shaping combined with the use of raw materials, it is a look that lends itself to open plan schemes in which the kitchen set-up is the showstopping centrepiece. Caesarstone’s recently launched Metropolitan collection is seen above in 4033 Rugged Concrete. With its clean lines and simple silhouettes, the worn textures become the focus of attention. Its non-porous, heat resistant rough finish boasts an arresting textural movement and a natural patina that catches the light beautifully. Style it with matte black accents and rustic wooden accessories for the full industrial effect.

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Taking the industrial look further, Abimis’s latest offering, Ego, recalls a professional kitchen, appealing to those foodie homeowners hoping to show off their culinary prowess. Where stainless steel has been unceremoniously shunned of late, this fearless kitchen brand brings it back – and sheds a whole new light on the material. In the image over the page, shiny surfaces are put to ingenious use in a small city apartment where, mirror-like, the stainless steel gives the illusion of space. Where the Ego range differs from today’s pro kitchens, however, is its chic, retro styling. Its curvy lines perfectly complement a mid-century inspired interior. (abimis.com)

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While high-end kitchen design is so often associated with the sharpest lines and strict uniformity, there’s a growing trend for rebellious colour pops that interrupt the eyeline. Combine this with a move towards freestanding units in the kitchen and excitingly, anything goes. Just as a feature fireplace works as a focal point in the living room, a big, beautiful range cooker can do the same in the kitchen. In on-trend mustard yellow, Everhot’s 90 Series cast iron electric cooker makes a bold statement. Promising to be the most energy-efficient heat storage range cooker on the market, it comes in a range of vibrant colours – but they are all green.

From £6,770 (everhot.co.uk)

With open-plan living, we’ve come to expect so much more from our kitchen spaces. Not only a place to cook but to relax, entertain, work and study, the kitchen has become the undisputed hub of the family home. In response, surfaces need to be hard-wearing and multifunctional. One brand that’s upped its game is Staron, whose award-winning solid surface in Sanded Heron was used throughout this project (pictured, left). The centrepiece is an oversized island, which shrewdly – and seamlessly – hides an impressive uprising at its centre. It is electronically raised to reveal nifty storage space including a cooking station, study nook, media zone and even a bar.

From £350 per sq m (staron.com)

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Italian brand Falmec have engineered a seriously smart cooking solution that responds to contemporary open-plan – and broken-plan – kitchen design. The awardwinning Spazio is a ceiling-suspended island hood crafted from steel that combines cutting edge technology with everyday functionality. Ingeniously, its suction and filtering parts are in one unit, evenly distributing clean filtered air back into the kitchen. It’s also equipped with USB ports and electrical sockets to recharge your tablet (ideal for those recipe apps), while it boasts stylish smoked glass shelves for storage, hooks for utensils, and even an integrated herb garden... everything but the kitchen sink, in fact. POA (falmec.uk)


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AT HOME WITH Pot plants bring a feeling of freshness to a room where colours and textures are bold

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REECE& PAUL BLACK With over 43,000 Instagram followers, Reece and Paul, AKA Little Edwardian, are savvy home stylists. We caught up with Reece to talk renovations and noir interiors WORDS by ALI HOWARD PHOTOGRAPHY by REECE BLACK

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he London couple live with their miniature dachshund Izzie in an Edwardian two-bed end of terrace house. It was their first property purchase and the very definition of a doer-upper: interiors were dated and worn, it had suffered some dubious DIY attempts, and the layout was far from ideal. But with an ambitious plan to renovate, and a vision to create a home of rich textures with a glamorously dark aesthetic, it became a true labour of love.

Did you do anything structurally when you moved in? Initially the property had three

bedrooms, but we decided to move the bathroom upstairs. Having a big bathroom upstairs was really important for us and the downstairs WC wasn’t suitable for a bath. One of the biggest issues with any project like this is finding a good builder. We went through a couple but eventually found someone we could trust to do the work.

Any further plans to improve? We still have some renovating to do, we want to add a singlestorey extension, which will consist of a kitchen, second reception space and a dining area. We also want to convert the loft into an extra bedroom and bathroom. But the biggest change we made was to the exterior: removing the dated pebbledash, re-rendering, and also improving and modernising the front garden.

The biggest changes have been made to the exterior of the property: removing the pebbledash, re-rendering and landscaping the front garden

How important is character to you?

It’s the most important aspect. I love a property with lots of period features. It’s so important to preserve character in a property or to add it back in if it’s been taken away. If there’s history or a story behind a property it’s very appealing to me. Character also adds architectural interest. I want my eyes to dance around a room when I look at it – hence why I also love maximalist design. We were able to strip back and renovate an original fireplace in our bedroom, which had been hidden under layers of paint. It’s now one of my favourite features in the room.

Describe your interiors style

Maximalism is close to my heart. We have so many beautiful objects that mean a lot to us – things we’ve picked up on our travels; things we’ve been gifted from friends and family; and things we’ve both found that we admire. I want to be surrounded by them. I feel darker colours offer atmosphere and ambiance, I like a room to feel cosy and inviting. Upmarket bars often have a darker colour palette, which is good for entertaining and conversation, and I wanted to reflect this in my own home.

How did the look come about? As we were renovating I created mood boards for my lounge and hall, which helped me get a clear idea of what I wanted to achieve. I can often see what I want a design to look like in my mind’s eye, but throughout the process I may change my mind or have a better idea and the final look can evolve drastically. How does your online presence influence your interiors choices? I really enjoy sharing

my home and my ideas with my followers on social media but I don’t design my house for Instagram. More often than not, my favourite pictures don’t do so well! I love the visuals I’ve created on my Instagram page and it’s very pleasing that the images look great together. I’ve met some amazing people from Instagram with a wide range of aesthetics and styles. There are some fantastic interiors accounts out there, which have been a huge inspiration for me. I always think, post want you like! We all have our own style and we should own it.

Tell me about your use of colour and texture I chose black to create a beautiful rich, deep, masculine ambiance. I don’t have a huge

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AT HOME WITH Brave and indulgent, dark colour choices offer atmosphere and ambience

budget but I associate the use of dark colours with brave and indulgent design. My goal was to portray this from the walls to the furnishings. I used deep and heavy textures in my home to add interest, I’ve done this in my lounge with the curtains, sofa and cushions. Using house plants brings a freshness to a room, especially when you’ve chosen to be bold with dark colours on the walls. The use of metallic finishes makes for a nice contrast, too. They reflect the light. I’m like a magpie, if it’s shiny, I want it.

Which interiors brands are your favourites? House of Hackney is one of my

favourites for their use of clashing prints, depth of colour, and beautiful images. I used them a lot throughout the house. I also love Swedish hardware company Buster + Punch. I’ve bought many light switches and handles from them and we’ll be finishing our kitchen off with their handles. A huge part of my design aesthetic is colour, and for this I went bold. Ahead of the renovation I discovered Irish brand Colourtrend, who produce a massive range of high quality paints. As soon as I painted a sample on the wall I knew it was right, I loved the depth of colour and it created a warm atmosphere.

What was your best thrifty find for the house? Our bed is the most expensive piece,

but it was also a bargain. It’s from Heal’s, but I found it new on eBay. A lovely family in Surrey were selling everything in their home because they were moving back to the Middle East. It cost £4,000 new, but we got it for £350. An absolute bargain and also the best bed in the world. Which room is your favourite? I love my lounge. It’s the perfect place to relax in and I particularly love it in the evening when I have all the candles lit and the lamps on. Second favourite is my bedroom because I love the Fornasetti Cole & Son Nuvolette wallpaper with clouds on.

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Sensational storage

Neatsmith’s made-to-measure furniture minimises clutter and maximises style

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pring is in the air, and with it the annual desire to get things in order. With a new season just beginning, it feels like a fresh start – a chance to get organised. As you put away the winter layers and start thinking about what to wear as the weather warms up, it’s the perfect opportunity to rationalise your wardrobe. But why not take it one step further and create some bespoke storage? A fitted or a walk-in wardrobe can make day-to-day living much easier – being able to find what you want to wear, when you want to wear it, takes the stress out of getting ready in the morning. Better still, why not create a separate, fully-fitted dressing room? And it doesn’t have to stop there: give some thought to the rest of your home, too. If you’re a home worker, a calm, intelligent office space can make a huge difference to your productivity. Or, choose to streamline your living room with the ultimate combination of open shelves and closed cabinets to give a home to all of your precious things.

Neatsmith are experts in organised living. Established over 15 years ago, the family-run business is known for innovative design, specialising in totally bespoke storage units, with an emphasis on hinged, sliding and walk-in wardrobes. But it doesn’t stop there, they can also design and install bespoke home studies – desks can be made in any size or shape required, while file storage is designed to fit your own specific needs. Add to that clever cable management, and even wireless charging points, and you’ll be wanting for nothing. So what can you expect from a Neatsmith installation? After an initial consultation with the design team, you’ll be presented with a full colour 3D Design, giving a clear visualisation of your storage and its place within your home. A full site survey will follow before each element of the bespoke cabinetry is crafted in the company’s Watford factory. Neatsmith prides itself on quality and employs a full-time team of dedicated designers, cabinetmakers and fitters. Throughout the installation, these highly skilled fitters will ensure a superior service with minimal disruption. Attention to detail is second to none: everything is made entirely bespoke and absolutely no standard carcasses are used. This maximises on storage and ensures a perfect fit. Drawers are fitted with full extension, soft-close Blumotion runners and every sliding door has 10 wheels to ensure effortless closing. Units come in a wide choice of exterior and interior colourways and wood grains to complement any design scheme, and bespoke colour

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matching is available, too. Designs can be further customised through lighting and handle choices, together with a range of accessories, from wireless charging points to pull-out tie racks. Bringing peace of mind to the eco-conscious, the company is committed to sustainable practices: Neatsmith’s FSC-certified wood panels come from a UK supplier whose priority

Neatsmith are experts in organised living. Established over 15 years ago, the family-run business is know for innovative design, specialising in totally bespoke storage is renewable forestry, and they have reduced waste going into landfill by an impressive two tons per week with the use of wood waste heaters. Neatsmith’s dedication to customer service has won Best Customer Service in the Best of Houzz Awards four years running. To see the craftsmanship up close, visit one of their showrooms – on the Finchley Road and in Hampton Hill, Brentwood and Hatch End, or at the flagship store on the King’s Road in Chelsea, where you can view a range of fitted home office furniture, living room units and wardrobes. For more information, call 0800 1956 595, or see neatsmith.co.uk

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Bustling with lively restaurants, independent shops, quirky, colourful homes and stunning views, there’s nowhere else quite like Primrose Hill. Not least because of its proximity to the glorious Regent’s Park, covering an area of 395 acres, and home to London Zoo, the Open Air Theatre, multiple cafés and a boating lake

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AREA FOCUS MEET THE LOCALS

Kerri Lipsitz

Interior designer

Living in Primrose Hill you get all the wonderfully charming benefits of living in a village, whilst still being a stone’s throw from central London. I start the day by walking my dog Poppy, either through Primrose Hill or Regent’s Park. One of the benefits of having a dog is it gets you out of the door every morning, rain or shine. It is a privilege to have such beautiful green spaces on one’s doorstep, while living in London. The lake in Regent’s Park is a

particular favourite spot of mine. As a morning pick me up, I often grab a chai latte from Melrose and Morgan while dashing off to a site visit for one of my projects. If I have an early meeting, Greenberry serves the most wonderful breakfast menu, the staff are all so friendly and take very good care of the locals! My days can be quite varied and often involve a lot of running around between projects and suppliers. I like to unwind at the end of the day either by cooking a delicious supper

at home or going to The Lansdowne for some drinks. I love to have friends over for supper or Sunday lunches; if I’m cooking, I will stop by either La Petite Poissonnerie for fresh fish, or Primrose Hill Butchers for meat, and I always go to Yeomans for the best fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers. (020 7483 1660; kerrilipsitz.com)

TAKE THREE

Street hearts Chalcot Square

Decked out in vibrant colours, the large houses here surround a quaint garden square and are always in high demand: Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath lived here in the 1960s.

Gloucester Avenue

Home to multiple bustling bars and gastropubs, this sociable street boasts a prime location, hardly surprising that the properties are some of the most sought after in the area.

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1. Dean Whitley Chancellors

“With their central London location and beautiful wide-open spaces right on the doorstep, properties in Primrose Hill and Regent’s Park are always highly sought after. Demand for these prime locations remains very strong and the early signs, post December’s election result, have been positive with increased applicant registration across all price ranges.”

2. Elias Raymond Savills

3. Jonny Pirouzi

Hamptons International

“Primrose Hill is an area that people choose to stay in whether they’re upsizing or downsizing. And it holds appeal for those drawn to the area’s village feel. Families are attracted to the picturesque period properties, top schools, and the green space and amazing views that can be found at the top of the hill. The average price per sq ft is £1,300.”

“This special area has a popular Community Association – a charity that is committed to the area and its residents. It supports groups and campaigns for local change. Run out of the Community Centre on Hopkinsons Place, it also hosts some really fantastic events, from historic talks, to film and games nights.”

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Perfectly placed for the buzz of Primrose Hill, and directly opposite Regent’s Park, the white stucco Nash houses here make wonderful family homes. It’s a street fit for royalty.

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Local heroes

Feng Shang Princess, NW1

An ornate, three-tiered floating pagoda moored in Regent’s Park’s picturesque Cumberland Basin, this popular Chinese eatery is a draw for its unusual set-up alone. In fact, it was love at first sight for Winkworth’s Neil Sloam: “I’ve been visiting the Feng Shang Princess for the last 40 years,” he says. “I had my first date there as a 17 year old, purely because I thought it looked amazing.” And with a delectable (and affordable) menu of dim sum and traditional fare, the food certainly lives up to the promise of its magnificent exterior. Prince Albert Road, NW1 (020 7485 8137; fengshang.co.uk)

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71 Regent’s Park Road, NW1 (020 7483 2072; okarestaurant.co.uk)

This dynamic new fitness studio is located just outside Regent’s Park and it boasts a refreshingly inclusive philosophy. Movin’s four core workouts, BOX, ROW, RUN and RIDE, are designed for people of all fitness levels to enjoy. Ben Bridges from Goldschmidt & Howland regularly breaks a sweat here. “This is a seriously smart boutique studio designed to fast-track you to fitness,” he says. “No two training sessions are the same, you always feel challenged, and its chic coffee shop is the ideal place to sit down and relax after a hard workout.”

Say what?

The menu choices at this pan-Asian and sushi restaurant are extensive, so you’ll be forgiven for taking your time. In fact, you’d be wise to peruse what’s on offer over a Mio sparkling sake. Whether you plump for the lemongrass and ginger chicken or the Bulgogi beef, mains are a mouth-watering affair. The speciality sushi rolls are a must, too, including the hot jalepeno salmon roll and the crab-based spider roll. This one’s a firm favourite of Neil Stone from Bargets, who tells us, simply: “It’s top notch food, really pukka!”

London Zoo launched in April 1828 as the world’s first scientific zoo, for ‘teaching and elucidating zoology’. Originally, the animals were kept indoors 24/7, until they started dying and the zoo realised they needed fresh air and exercise. The zoo was used entirely for scientific study until 1847, when it was opened to the public. Today the zoo houses a total of 673 different species. 73

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The Eaton Square Difference Excellent grades are no longer enough. As London’s newest independent sixth form college explains, universities are increasingly looking for evidence of ability to study independently, stretch academically and develop research skills

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ixth form is an exciting time for students. It is when they make important choices that will affect their futures. At Eaton Square Sixth Form College (ES6), launching this September, alongside achieving academic excellence, the unique focus is on inspiring and motivating each individual to fulfil their promise, helping to open the door to opportunity. Through a range of extra-curricular and cocurricular activities, students will be encouraged to explore their skills and take existing talents to new levels. Ultimately identifying their purpose and direction in life as they look toward university and beyond. So how will Eaton Square achieve this?

A 9am–5pm timetable

Students at ES6 will have a much fuller timetable than most other independent sixth form colleges, including scheduled sessions for lessons, study, enrichment and personal development.

Dressed for business

In order to cultivate a work-ready mentality, unlike other local sixth form colleges, students will be expected to dress for business and

treat their studies with as much pride and professionalism as they would their future jobs.

World-class university preparation support

Thanks to partnerships with Oxbridge Applications, Dukes Medical Applications and A-List Education (the UK’s leading US university admissions consultancy), students will receive exceptional support and advice on their university applications.

Rigorous academic focus

In order to maintain focus on academic achievement, students’ progress will be closely monitored, revision and study will be supervised, and regular tests will take place under exam conditions.

learning experience that is unique to them and they have their own measure of success. We treat our students as young, ambitious adults and help them try new things, push boundaries and discover how far they can go. When you awaken a success mindset, the possibilities are endless.” As part of the Eaton Square family of schools, ES6 is the natural next step for pupils at Eaton Square Mayfair and other learners who want to thrive academically while pursuing their personal development goals. The vibrant new college is located in an elegant

Georgian townhouse in the heart of Belgravia, just minutes from Victoria Station, Green Park and Buckingham Palace. The spacious five-storey building is fullyequipped with classrooms for tutorials, a science lab, a computer lab, a graphics studio and a social space where students can gather and relax. To discover more about the Eaton Square difference, call 020 7491 7393 or email admissions@eatonsquaresixth. com. 30 Eccleston Street, SW1W 9PY (eatonsquareschool.com/sixth-formcollege/)

Personal enrichment

All students will be expected to undertake an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) as well as an Individual Learning Activity (ILA), so they can develop their own personal interests, practice their study skills and demonstrate commitment to universities. Head, John Wilson, sums it up by saying: “Every student has a

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Schools WORDS by CLAIRE ATHERTON

LET’S TALK

The Greta effect

Step aside, teen hunks: if anyone is getting today’s schoolchildren hot under the collar, it’s Greta Thunberg. The 17-year-old Swedish activist has opened her generation’s eyes to the devastating effects of climate change on the planet. And they’re taking action, protesting in their millions and pressuring adults to cut their carbon footprints. It’s a shift Rod Jackson, head of International Community School (ICS) in Knightsbridge, has seen first-hand. “There’s definitely more interest from our pupils,” he says. “Even years one and two want to hold us to account in terms of recycling, over-consumption and single-use plastics. And lots of our

primary kids walk to school. Parents are keen too, but it’s pupils that are driving the change.” This drive, along with Rod’s passion for the natural world, explain why ICS is determined to achieve an Eco-Schools Green Flag in two years. It’s also part of Globeducate, the first schools group to partner with the World Wildlife Fund; this year, pupils will attend a mock-UN sustainability summit and run a Wear it Wild fundraising event. Rod counts leadership, debating and problem-solving among the skills pupils will learn from these activities. And he believes having a real voice will create happy, fulfilled and successful children who interact positively with each other and the world. So how can you do your bit to build a better future? “If your child’s school isn’t part of the Eco-Schools movement, book a meeting with the head to find out why,” advises Rod. “Ask how much waste the school generates, how it monitors recycling and if its electricity use is going up or down. Is sustainability on the PSHE programme as well as the schedule for clubs? How does it make use of the student voice and leadership?” To make a difference at home, Rod recommends choosing products with less packaging, taking holidays in the UK and asking if a family member really needs something before you buy it. “These things are hard because we’re a very consumerled society,” he says. “But children and young people have a strong sense of natural justice, so they’ll respond well to parents having this conversation with them. After all, it’s their future.” icschool.co.uk; eco-schools.org.uk; wwf.org.uk

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Fine Arts College How would you sum up your school in a sentence? We founded the College in the late 1970s as a place we ourselves would like to study, where the arts are as important as academic subjects. What makes it different? We put emphasis on a collaborative approach and expect students to work hard. We also want them to think independently. They relish the freedom to develop for themselves, but whether they have that drive or not, we’ll help them 100 per cent. How would you describe the atmosphere? A haven of culture, creativity and kindness amid the tumult of north London selective schools. We’re also a route to success for those who have until now been disheartened. As one of our Sixth Form students said, “I’ve had a really good time here, and I’ll be sad to leave. It’s a really nice community. I actually don’t mind getting up in the mornings and going to school. And I’ve never said that before.” And the teaching? We encourage a co-operative, selfmotivated style of learning. We also teach in small groups, which allows for a seminar-style delivery. Our teachers are open to discussion and challenge, and they’re always willing to stay behind and help students. Fine Arts College, 41-43 England’s Lane, NW3 (020 7586 0312; hampsteadfinearts.com)

THE SHORTLIST: PRIMROSE HILL & REGENT’S PARK 1. Francis Holland School, Regent’s Park Independent day school for girls aged 11 to 18 (020 7723 0176; fhs-nw1. org.uk) 2. The Cavendish School Independent day school for girls aged 3 to 11 (020 7485 1958;

cavendishschool.co.uk) 3. Primrose Hill Primary School State co-ed day school for pupils aged 2 to 11 (020 7722 8500; primrosehill.camden. sch.uk) 4. North Bridge House Prep School

Independent co-ed school for pupils aged 7 to 13 (020 7267 6266; northbridgehouse.com) 5. Fine Arts College Independent co-ed day school for pupils aged 13 to 19 (020 7586 0312; hampsteadfinearts.com)

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On the market

This month’s hottest properties FOR SALE AND TO LET Chester Terrace, NW1

Sitting stately on a quiet private road just off the Outer Circle, this six-bed classical residence boasts uninterrupted views of Regent’s Park. Inside, you’ll find light and lovely interiors – from the grand entrance all the way up to the third floor (accessed via a nifty passenger lift if you don’t fancy the swooping staircase). The master bedroom suite, luxuriously, takes up the entire second floor of the property and boasts both a dressing room and en suite bathroom, while a 300m communal garden awaits you outside. £12.5 million, or to let at £7,500 per week, Arlington Residential (020 7722 3322; arlingtonresidential.com)

FOR SALE Gloucester Avenue, NW1

This six-bed family home boasts an unusually large outside space for the area – the private back garden is south west facing and reaches 59ft, in fact. But that’s not the only reason to snap up this beautiful townhouse: it is arranged over four floors and features a stunning mix of period and contemporary interiors, from the ornate drawing room, complete with marble fireplace, to the sleek and chic open-plan kitchen/dining/ family room. Added to that is a large roof terrace, and of course, a location to die for mere moments from Regent’s Park Road. POA, Aston Chase (020 3733 1066; astonchase.com)

FOR SALE Elsworthy Road, NW3

Beautifully appointed, this sprawling red brick and pebble dash mansion is the only one of its kind on this sought after street. Elsworthy Road not only boasts direct access to Primrose Hill’s green open space but has its own exclusive communal garden offering over three acres of verdant loveliness to explore. (Private park, anyone?) Dream property seekers won’t be disappointed with the interior, either: oodles of versatile and utterly luxurious living space is met with top-to-toe lightness – thanks to those high ceilings and huge windows. POA, Knight Frank (020 7586 2777; knightfrank.co.uk)

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An exclusive collection of nine luxury apartments in one of the finest new buildings on The Bishops Avenue. Introducing seven luxury three bedroom apartments and two stunning penthouses. Each residence offers private gardens or terraces, underground parking for two cars, on-site porterage and additional private storage space. Set within manicured gardens with a regal gated entrance and imposing and classic façade, an elegant addition to the picturesque Hampstead Garden Suburb Conservation Area, Crossways combines the beauty and comfort of 21st Century Living. Prices from £2,250,000 (Share of Freehold with 999 year lease) Joint Sole Agents T. +44 (0)20 7435 4404 E. hs@g-h.co.uk

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Property focus

News and views from our agents

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Josh Sagal Glentree

I love London because… it’s where my family are, not to mention it being one of the most exciting cities in the world! If you could live anywhere in the Capital, where would that be? Overlooking Primrose Hill. It’s close to the centre whilst being suburban. And those views! Most memorable sale? My first, you wait for that moment and it confirms you are doing the right thing.

ART SCENE

Home is where the art is When it comes to the Capital’s art scene, London estate agents Chestertons have long been champions. It’s little surprise, then, that they’ve announced a new relationship with Central Saint Martins. Part of the agency’s ongoing arts initiative, it’s now helping the esteemed art school to raise vital funds for their 2020 postgraduate

Where are the current property hot spots? I’m a north London agent and have seen properties here not only hold, but increase in value. degree show. Chestertons recently sponsored Central Saint Martins’ annual postgrad art auction, which took place at Lethaby Gallery in King’s Cross. The auction included donations from acclaimed artists such as Antony Gormley, Paula Rego and Shezad Dawood, and raised a whopping £30,745. Art programme director at the college Alex Schady says: “The support helps to fund our students’ interim show, degree show and other initiatives that enhance their learning experience – and provides public platforms to exhibit their work to the art world.” chestertons.com

ASK THE AGENT

Off-street parking or front garden? “Given the choice, most buyers would prefer off-street parking compared to a front garden. Families in particular favour easy access to the car, which is so much safer off the street. And as plug-in hybrid and electric cars become more common, off-street parking is much more convenient for charging purposes.”

Tell us about your local pub. Not necessarily my local, but my pub of choice is The Freemasons Arms in Hampstead with its lovely beer garden. Where do you go for head space in the city? A café or restaurant on a busy street, where I can lose myself watching the world go by. What’s your hidden talent? My ability to remember names and faces – a great asset in this business! Doer-upper or turn-key? Doer-upper – you end up getting exactly what you want. Which renovations add the most value to a property? Up-to-date kitchens and bathrooms are always winners for me. If you could add any room to your house, what would that be? You can never have enough bathrooms, I was once told that the key to a happy marriage is to never share a bathroom! Dead, alive or fictional, who would you invite round for dinner? The Queen. I need an opportunity to get out the best china. Creature comfort? Has to be my hair dryer!

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HAMILTON DRIVE ST JOHN'S WOOD NW8

THIS GEORGIAN STYLE RESIDENCE FEATURES GRANDIOSE INTERIORS COMPLEMENTED BY THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY THROUGHOUT, PRIVATE REAR GARDENS, SECURE UNDERGROUND PARKING AND BESPOKE LUXURY CONCIERGE SERVICES PROVIDED BY BRUTON. Benefiting from 561 sq m/6,041 sq ft of internal space and additionally featuring a private passenger lift, the apartment provides exceptional and perfectly balanced accommodation, comfort cooling throughout and is ready for immediate occupation. Set in the heart of St John’s Wood, Hamilton Drive is enviably located within close proximity of the beautiful waterways and towpaths of Little Venice and some of London’s best open spaces, Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill.

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An exceptionally designed three bedroom, two bathroom garden duplex apartment, with the addition of a garage and a share of the freehold. EPC Rating: D

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Randolph Crescent

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Little Venice W9

share of freehold

A superb four bedroom maisonette with direct access to the stunning Triangle Amenity communal garden. This elegant period property, with its own private entrance, is perfectly situated in the heart of Little Venice. The property boasts many period features including a wonderful reception room leading out to a private garden.

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HYDE PARK PLACE, W2 A spacious three bedroom lateral apartment in good decorative order located on the third floor of this popular portered block with views to Hyde Park Reception Room - Kitchen - Three Double Bedrooms - Bathroom - Shower Room - Lift - Porter - EPC Rating C - 949 sq ft

LEASEHOLD 106 YEARS UNEXPIRED

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

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DARTMOUTH PARK, NW5 An especially stylish five bedroom apartment in the heart of Dartmouth Park. This is a particularly unique property providing wonderfully proportioned rooms across three levels, with the raised ground floor consisting of a beautiful double reception, luxury kitchen and a dining area which is bathed in natural light. From this room a lovely balcony is found which overlooks and gives stepped access to an exceptional private garden, which has been beautifully maintained by the present owner. Five Bedrooms • Spacious Double Reception • Modern Kitchen • Dining Area With Access To Balcony • Three Bathrooms (Two En-Suite) • Guest Cloakroom • Ample Available Storage • Utility Room • Fantastic West Facing Garden Extending To 75’ Approx. • Residents Permit Parking • EPC C

£1,950,000 - Entire Freehold - Joint Agent

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HIGHGATE, N6 A truly magnificent double fronted Victorian house arranged over two floors only. With 4 double bedrooms and approaching 3,000 sq ft (including the garage), this property has been substantially and sympathetically reconfigured. Its “Wow factor” interior invites you to explore the generous living space which is as much suited to lavish entertaining as it is to cosy family nights in. Its beautiful landscaped garden still houses an original brick built Victorian stable. There is further potential to extend (STC) into the large loft, if required.

Master Bedroom with Bathroom En Suite • 3 Further Double Bedrooms • Family Bathroom • Large Double Aspect Reception • Beautifully Fitted Kitchen • Dining Room • Study • Utility Room • Landscaped Garden • Original Stable Building • Garage • Off Street Parking • Central Highgate Location • Potential to Extend (STC) • EPC D

£2,995,000 – Sole Agent

HIGHGATE, N6 A beautifully presented three/four bedroom house forming part of modern development by highly acclaimed Octagon Homes. This fantastic house offers interior designed accommodation arranged over four floors, with underfloor heating, private patio garden and undercover parking for two cars. The property is set back from the road, close to the corner of View Road. Highgate Village and Highgate (Northern Line) Underground Station are both within easy reach.

Master Bedroom with Bathroom en Suite • Second Bedrooms with Bathroom en Suite • Third Bedroom • Family Bathroom • Fourth Bedroom/Dressing Room • 2 Reception Rooms • Dining Room • Superb Fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Utility Room • Shower Room • Guest Cloakroom • Private Garden • Undercover Parking for 2 Cars • EPC C

£2,250,000 – Main Agent

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Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire A charming Grade II listed, detached period cottage of immense character, with attractive gardens and garage.

Guide price £900,000 Freehold • • • •

3 bedrooms 1 bathroom 2 reception rooms Study

Hamptons Wheathampstead Steve Mayes | 01582 206 703 | Steve@johncurtis.co.uk

Harpenden, Hertfordshire A substantial and extremely attractive brand new home of approximately 4,500 sq. ft. arranged over four floors, built to a very high specification.

Asking Price £2,350,000 Freehold • • •

5 bedrooms 5 bathrooms 4 reception rooms

Hamptons Harpenden Ric Merlo | 01582 206 659 | ric@johncurtis.co.uk

Kings Langley, Hertfordshire Sunbury Hill Cottage is privately tucked away in a fantastic setting and only 1.4 miles away from Kings Langley Station connecting to London Euston (approx 25 minutes). EPC: E

Guide Price £800,000 Freehold • • •

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Hamptons Rickmansworth Steve Sibley | 01923 375 458 | SibleyS@hamptons-int.com

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ORSETT TERRACE, W2 £550,000 A stunning period conversion on the ground floor of this attractive building featuring traditional high ceilings and access to communal gardens. Orsett Terrace is a peaceful and attractive street moments from Waitrose in Bishops Quarter and will benefit from the new Elizabeth Line cross rail. It offers easy access to the transport links in Paddington, Queensway and Westbourne Grove. EPC Rating: D

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Inverforth House NW3 ÂŁ1,999,999 Within this magnificent Grade II listed 17th century mansion adjoining Hampstead Heath Extension, an imposing apartment with a private south-facing terrace overlooking formal gardens and tennis court.

1438 sq ft/134 sq m 24’ reception room Three bedrooms, two bathrooms 24 hour concierge Garage and parking

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Litchfield Way, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, NW11 ÂŁ2,250,000 | Sole Agent | Freehold A super sized lateral semi-detached family house arranged over two levels situated within a stones throw to both the ample amenities of The Market Place & Northways Gardens. This fantastic property is presented in very good internal decorative condition benefiting from 3/4 reception rooms, one being a large lounge/dining room overlooking the rear garden, a very well fitted kitchen/breakfast room and a stunning oversized entrance hall with a central staircase lit by a domed skylight on the first floor. The main bedroom suite has an en suite dressing room and bathroom and there are 4 further bedrooms and a family bathroom all on one floorl. A carriage driveway is an added advantage to this lovely house. Viewing of this fine and unique property is a must! Hampstead Garden Suburb Office | 020 8458 5000

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LITTLE VENICE, LONDON W9

A newly refurbished interior designed first floor apartment forming part of a Victorian terraced house with views over extensive communal gardens. This impressive open plan apartment offers flexible contemporary style accommodation. It is well located on this popular tree lined avenue within easy reach of local shops, cafes and the Underground at Warwick Avenue. 2 Bedroom Areas. Bathroom. Open plan Living Space incorporating a Kitchen area. Communual Gardens

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MOLYNEUX STREET, MARYLEBONE W1 A SPLENDID EXAMPLE OF A GEORGIAN MID-TERRACED FREEHOLD HOUSE

The house benefits from a paved West facing garden and is extremely well located for Selfridges, Marble Arch, Hyde Park and the very desirable Portman Village restaurant and retail sector. The house is offered in good condition but could benefit from some updating to maximize its appeal and potential. ACCOMMODATION & AMENITIES Double Drawing Room * Intercommunicating Kitchen and Dining Room * Utility Room * Master Bedroom with Walk-in Wardrobe leading to the Ensuite Shower Room * 3 Further Bedrooms * Family Bathroom * Further Shower Room * Paved Garden * Front Patio Lightwell * Boiler Room * Vaulted Storage * Full Gas Central Heating & Hot Water * Skylights * Entryphone * Period Features * EPC Rating: D NB: The lower ground offers the opportunity to have a self-contained flat.

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An elegant and attractive duplex apartment located on the lower and raised ground floors of this prestigious, tree lined avenue within a delightful Edwardian building. Although requiring updating this lovely home affords 3 double bedrooms, 2 shower rooms (1 en suite), a magnificent double reception room with fireplace, an exceptionally large kitchen/breakfast room and a secluded, west facing, private, paved garden. Spanning approximately 1542 sq ft (143.3 sq m), Rosecroft Avenue is a popular, quiet and residential street forming part of the trio of roads called ‘The Crofts’, with Hampstead Heath situated within 0.5 mile, Finchley Road within 0.25 mile and Hampstead Village approximately 0.5 mile away. 3 double bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | elegant double reception room | large kitchen/breakfast room | private west facing paved garden share of Freehold | EPC = D

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AVENUE ROAD ST JOHN’S WOOD NW8

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

Guide price: £25,000,000 Sole Agent

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Havilland Mews

Dixon Butler Mews

£430,000

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HEATH DRIVE HAMPSTEAD LONDON NW3 FURNISHED/UNFURNISHED £6,500 PER WEEK JOINT SOLE AGENT

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A substantial seven bedroom, six bathroom double fronted detached house arranged over three floors (699.4 sq m/7,529 sq ft), benefitting from excellent entertaining space, a beautiful south-facing landscaped rear garden and off-street parking for multiple vehicles. This property is conveniently situated for all the shops, restaurants, schools and amenities of Hampstead (Northern Line) and Finchley Road (Jubilee & Metropolitan Line).

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ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES Principal Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom & Dressing Room, Six further Bedrooms (Three En-Suite Bathrooms), Two Family Bathrooms, Double Reception Room, Dining Room, Fully Fitted Kitchen, Study, Library, Utility Room, Cellar, Off-Street Parking, Garage, Extensive Rear Garden and Patio. EPC=TBC.

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MARLBOROUGH PLACE ST JOHN’S WOOD LONDON NW8 UNFURNISHED £4,600 PER WEEK SOLE AGENT

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A magnificent family home (402.8 sq m/ 4,336 sq ft) providing an understated elegant and tranquil environment. The property benefits from bespoke cast iron detailing, grand entertaining space and off-street parking via a heated driveway. Marlborough Place is conveniently located for a range of shopping, transport and recreational facilities and is close to St John’s Wood Underground Station (Jubilee Line).

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ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES Principal Bedroom with His & Hers Dressing Rooms and En-Suite Bath/Shower Rooms, Three Further Bedrooms (Two En-Suite Shower Rooms), Two Family Bathrooms, Reception Room, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Fitted Boffi Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Conservatory, Study, Guest Cloakroom, Utility Room, Dumb Waiter, Partial Underfloor Heating, Garage, Gated Heated Driveway for Two Cars. EPC=C.

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30 Years Experience in Marylebone Village

NEW CAVENDISH STREET, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 An elegant and spacious two double bedroom first floor apartment, with an extensive living area providing ample entertaining or family space. The apartment boasts high ceilings, feature bay windows and wood floors in the living area. This apartment comprises of entrance hall, double reception room, two bedrooms, two bathrooms with master bedroom benefitting from an en-suite and an eat in kitchen. This popular building is situated on the west end of New Cavendish Street, moments from Marylebone High Street giving you easy access to an abundant array of shops, restaurants, cafes, culture and other amenities. Major transport links are close by including Bond Street and Baker Street underground stations, while for motorists the A40 offers routes in and out of London. Please see website for full details.

LEASEHOLD ÂŁ1,850,000

HARLEY STREET, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 A spacious, furnished two double bedroom flat with outside terrace, in the sought out area of Marylebone Village. This large flat has fabulous high ceilings and wooden floors throughout. The accommodation comprises of two double bedrooms, one with en suite shower room and a separate family bathroom. The kitchen is open plan offering a fantastic entertaining space onto the lounge which boasts an imposing fireplace. The hall leads to both the cellar and also the utility room. The outside space is an added bonus making this flat definitely worth viewing. The building is positioned a short walk away from Marylebone High Street with it`s fashionable restaurants, high end boutiques and bustling cafes. Both Bond Street and Baker Street Underground Station are within close proximity. Please see website for full details

ÂŁ1150 PER WEEK

+44 (0) 20 7486 4111

Your home, your life

www.jeremy-james.co.uk

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SWISS COTTAGE / SOUTH HAMPSTEAD BORDERS, NW6 A well maintained & centrally located 4/5 bedroomed family townhouse arranged over 3 floors (approx. 1,829 sq ft / 169.91 sq m) situated in this private cul-de-sac within close proximity of both the leisure & retail facilities of Finchley Road (Jubilee & Metropolitan lines) & Swiss Cottage (Jubilee line) underground stations. The house is within easy reach of the American School as well as South Hampstead High School. RECEPTION ROOM • DINING ROOM • MODERN KITCHEN • 4/5 BEDROOMS • 2 BATHROOMS (1 EN SUITE) • GUEST WC • OFF STREET PARKING • GARDEN • EPC D. £1,100 PER WEEK

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HAMPSTEAD, NW3 A newly painted, bright & spacious 3 bed / 2 bath apartment (approx. 1,194 sq.ft. / 110.9 sq.m.) on the 3rd floor in this popular gated development in Westfield Development, located within easy reach of Hampstead & Finchley Road with its various bus routes into Central London. RECEPTION ROOM • DINING ROOM • FULLY FITTED KITCHEN • 3 DOUBLE BEDROOMS • 2 BATHROOMS (1 EN SUITE) • TERRACE • USE OF GYMNASIUM • SWIMMING POOL • SECURE UNDERGROUND PARKING SPACE • 24 HOUR PORTER • LIFT • EPC B. £850 PER WEEK

SOLE AGENT

105 ST JOHN’S WOOD TERRACE, NW8 6PL

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

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