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FA B R I C M A G A Z I N E . C O . U K

D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 8 | D I S C O D I VA

Daring décor Make a bold statement with Mid-centuryinspired geometrics Labour of love Discover how architect Trevor Morriss totally transformed his home



FA B R I C M AG A Z I N E .C O . U K

The best London properties Advice and insight from our agents Dates for the diary Why we long to join the village people in Highgate

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CONTENTS 36 Hot list

What to see and where to go this month

39 Lust list

Get the hang of festive decorating and ensure every bling is in its place with our bauble bonanza

41 Party fashion

Forget the little black dress – if you really want to make a statement, say it with sparkles this season

49 Style & wellbeing

From bespoke dresses to blow dry brilliance and beauty essentials, it’s time to get party-ready

50 Food & drink

Last minute gifts, present shopping pit stops and the ultimate festive cake are all on the menu

53 Travel

Silly season may be upon us, but there’s still time to squeeze in a weekend away, whether that be skiing, safari-ing or recharging on the Kent coast

56 Interiors

Make a bold statement at home by embracing Mid-century-inspired motifs and patterns

63 At home with

We take a snoop around architect Trevor Morriss’ light-filled Paddington apartment

68 Access all areas

Clothing and accessories, as below; Boho rainbow disco ball, £14.50 (talkingtables.

Fancy an escape to village life but can’t face losing all of your London privileges? A move to Highgate could be on the cards


Get set to sparkle

Liz Skone James, Editor

After presents come parties; if you’ve finished your Christmas shopping, you can now concentrate on the fun bits. With that in mind, our focus this issue is on festive fashions, from a gorgeous Studio 54-themed shoot to tempt you away from the usual little black dress options, to make-up and quick fix beauty solutions that will ensure you spend more time partying than preparing to party. And our Lust List focuses on dressing the tree, with a round up of the best baubles known to branches. For those of you who haven’t quite finished the Christmas prep, we’ve also included a few last minute present and food ideas. And, of course, we’ve rounded up the best things to do in the Capital this month – not all of them Christmassy, if that’s not your thing… That’s us done for the year; see you for a fresh start in January.

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A fabulous contemporary five bedroom family home on College Crescent, Belsize Park, NW3 offering elegant accommodation, large reception rooms, wood floors, gas fires, sliding doors onto terraces, landscaped patio garden with water feature, underground parking, porter and roof terrace. Energy Efficiency Rating - B84

Hampstead 020 7435 4404







A rare low built two storey four/five bedroom detached modern house on Keats Grove, Hampstead Village, NW3 with wonderful open plan living space, glass atrium, reception room, dining room and family room/bedroom five with en-suite bathroom and access to a private 50ft rear garden, along with a kitchen breakfast room opening onto a courtyard with water feature. Energy Efficiency Rating - D59

Hampstead 020 7435 4404






WYMONDHAM COURT, NW8 £1,650,000 SOLE AGENT Subject to contract A rare opportunity to acquire a lateral three bedroom corner apartment enviably positioned on the first floor of this small low built block of just 16 apartments situated within the prestigious and highly sought after Queensmead Estate. Wymondham enjoys beautifully maintained communal areas with two passenger lifts, 24hr porterage, residents permit parking for two cars available on a first come, first serve basis and a desirable position within this exclusive development surrounded by attractive landscaped gardens. The well planned and flexible accommodation extends to 1276sqft/118.54sqm and features a delightful double reception room ideal for entertaining with floor to ceiling windows. Three Bedrooms | Bathroom | Shower Room | Reception / Dining Room | Kitchen | Off Street Parking | Communal Gardens | Porterage | Entrance Phone | Communal Heating & Hot Water | Leasehold expiring 22/11/2084

ST JOHN’S WOOD | 020 7586 7001



LOUDOUN ROAD, NW8 £2,495,000 SOLE AGENT Subject to contract A contemporary freehold five bedroom family house located on this tree lined street in St John’s Wood close to the junction with Carlton Hill. The property offers flexible accommodation arranged over three floors only and also has the added benefit of a rear patio garden and a garage. Loudoun Road is ideally located within approximately 0.5 miles of the ASL (American School of London) and the transport and shopping facilities of St John’s Wood High Street. Please note the property is currently tenanted and therefore immediate vacant possession may not be available. Master Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom | Four Further Bedrooms | Family Bathroom | Guest WC | Reception Room | Dining Room | Kitchen | Lock Up Garage (Leasehold) | Front and Rear Garden

ST JOHN’S WOOD | 020 7586 7001




THE YOO BUILDING ST JOHN’S WOOD NW8 A STUNNING THREE BEDROOM APARTMENT DESIGNED BY PHILIPPE STARCK The Yoo Building presents a unique opportunity to purchase a ground breaking property and stunning home, offering an original and inspiring layout. This contemporary home offers exceptional ‘Manhattan’ style living, with creative use of space. Designed to take maximum advantage of the building’s unique proportions and high ceilings, having originally been designed for and built as a telephone exchange. The Yoo Building is ideally located within walking distance of the cafes and boutiques of St John’s Wood and Little Venice. Accommodation: Reception room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, 2 further bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, gallery. Amenities: Balcony, 24- hour porter, gated off street parking.




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Having been under the same family ownership for the last 42 years, we are delighted to bring to market this imposing semi-detached Victorian house (302sq m/3,255sq ft).

GUIDE PRICE £4,500,000

The property has enormous potential to extend subject to planning permission and features off-street parking and a delightful 65ft south west facing rear garden.


Clifton Hill is within walking distance of the boutiques and cafés on St John’s Wood High Street and the excellent transport links in and out of London.


ACCOMMODATION & AMENITIES Principal bedroom, dressing room/study, 4 further bedrooms, family bathroom, shower room, drawing room, reception room, family room, kitchen, 2 cloakrooms, kitchenette, utility room. EPC=E.


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020 7402 9494


16 Park Road, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4SH Facsimile: 020 7724 7055 Email:

A substantial detached family house St John’s Wood, NW8 A detached three floor house providing 4,136 sq ft / 384 sq m of accommodation presented in good decorative condition throughout. The house which features elegant and well-proportioned rooms benefits from a beautiful rear garden as well as landscaped gardens to the front. In addition to gated off street parking there is a single garage with a door providing access directly into the property. Master Bedroom Suite with Dressing Room and Bathroom • 5 Further Bedrooms • 3 Further Bathrooms (1 En Suite) • 1 Shower Room • 2 Reception Rooms • Dining Room • Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Guest Cloakroom • Utility Room • Integral Garage • Gated Off Street Parking • Landscaped Front and Rear Gardens

Freehold 14

For Sale or For Rent

Price on Application

Detached family home on fringe of Hampstead Heath Hampstead, NW3 A fantastic detached family home on the fringe of Hampstead Heath. The property is arranged over four floors and consists of seven bedrooms, three reception rooms and four bathrooms. The property includes off street parking for three cars and a private 50 ft garden. This detached house is on one of Hampstead's premier roads and has come to the market for the first time in some years. On the lower ground floor is a self-contained flat and a large family room with a superb terrace that has direct access down to the garden. 7 Bedrooms • 4 Bathrooms • 3 Reception Rooms • Self-Contained Flat • Large Family Room with a Superb Terrace that has direct access down to the Private 50 Ft Garden • Off Street Parking for 3 Cars


Sole Agent

Price on Application

020 7402 9494


Briardale Gardens, Hampstead, NW3 4



ÂŁ2,150,000 Sole Agent | Freehold | EPC E

A delightful semi-detached four bedroom family home, beautifully maintained to a high standard throughout. The living accommodation includes a reception room, dining room and 29' kitchen/family room, in addition to the four bedrooms and three bathrooms on the two upper floors. The house provides a large cellar and ample eaves storage on the top floor, plus a 42' garden to the rear. Briardale Gardens is an attractive tree-lined road, within walking distance of public transport and providing easy access into the West End and the City. Hampstead Heath is also within a short distance.


‘The Roundhouse’, Spaniards Road, Hampstead NW3 Price on Application 4




Sole Agent | Freehold | EPC D

Immediately abutting and enjoying a privileged view over Hampstead Heath, a striking and unusual detached contemporary four bedroom house of 4,089sq ft / 379sq m, arranged over three floors and securely set behind electronic gates. The house provides a bright and exciting interior and offers flexible accommodation with an emphasis on entertaining. The curvaceous 37' reception room and conservatory on the ground floor leads directly onto a roof terrace with steps down to the south facing rear garden and outdoor swimming pool. This wonderful modern family home is further enhanced by a three/four car lock up garage.

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Located in one of the most popular enclaves within the Chalcot Estate a three/four bedroom 1764 sq. ft. - 164 sqm family home, with off street parking. EPC Rating: D

St John’s Wood Sales t: 020 7586 3111 e: 88 St John’s Wood High Street, London, NW8 7SH


Finchley Road H A M P S T E A D


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Set over three floors of this attractive semi detached house and benefiting from ample off street parking/garage is this versatile 3,155 sq ft five bedroom, three bathroom, two reception period red brick house. This home has been carefully maintained by its current owners and boasts wonderful natural light and solid wood floors throughout the ground floor. The accommodation comprises of a spacious 20ft entrance hallway with plenty of storage, an 18ft bay fronted second reception, a glorious 23ft reception/dining room and a beautiful 19ft kitchen breakfast room leading onto a charming 77ft West facing tiered garden. There is also the added benefit of a separate utility room and a guest cloakroom. The upper floors offer five double bedrooms, three bathrooms and a private West facing balcony. Further benefits include ample off street parking for several cars, storage areas and a garage. Located on the quietest residential stretch of Finchley Road this home is well situated for the excellent amenities of Finchley Road, Hampstead and Golders Green. Golders Green Underground (Northern line) and Golders Hill Park are both accessible as is Hampstead Heath.

Hampstead Sales t: 020 7794 1151 e: 55 Heath Street, Hampstead, London, NW3 6UG

EPC Rating: E



INGRAM AVENUE, NW11 £5,550,000

020 8458 7311

Backing onto and enjoying views across Hampstead Golf Course, we are privileged to offer a finely positioned, character, three storey double fronted detached family home set back from the road behind a large carriage driveway.


ENTRANCE LOBBY: ENTRANCE HALLWAY: DRAWING ROOM: DINING ROOM: STUDY: KITCHEN: BREAKFAST ROOM: 2 CLOAKROOMS: MASTER BEDROOM WITH DRESSING ROOM & BATHROOM: Having been under the same family ownership for 60 years, whilst boasting a 5 FURTHER BEDROOMS: FAMILY BATHROOMS: PARTY ROOM/CINEMA: LOFT STORAGE: FRONT plethora of original 30s and 50s features, this charming home now requires & REAR GARDENS: LARGE GARAGE: CARRIAGE total modernisation and / or extensions subject to the usual consents. DRIVEWAY WITH AMPLE OFF STREET PARKING. Ingram Avenue is situated between Winnington Road & Wildwood Road and therefore benefits from close proximity to the rolling green acres of Kenwood, EPC Rating- E. Hampstead Heath and the Heath Extension.


HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB, NW11 Occupying a substantial plot of 0,47 acres, a double fronted eight bedroom detached family home of understated elegance in a discreet Hampstead Garden Suburb location, directly overlooking and adjoining the rolling green acres of the Hampstead Heath Extension. This breathtaking home extends to approximately 6,850 sq ft (636.4 sq m) over three storeys and boasts a plethora of original features behind a sweeping carriage driveway accessed from two separate closes. On entering, the principal panelled living rooms are centred around a grand reception room opening onto magnificent south facing landscaped gardens. In addition there is a large family kitchen, library/study, indoor swimming pool, passenger lift and integral double garage. On the first floor the master suite offers a generous dressing room and en suite bathroom, three additional bedrooms and bathroom, whilst to the second floor there are four further bedrooms, family bathroom and kitchenette. The local shops of Temple Fortune and Golders Green Underground station are also both within close proximity. EPC Rating-E ÂŁ6,450,000 JOINT SOLE AGENTS


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Talbot Road, N6 ÂŁ2,600,000

An attractive double fronted Edwardian family home with front and rear gardens. Set over four floors, there are five reception rooms and six bedrooms. The kitchen/ breakfast room has a utility room, walk-in pantry and storage facilities. This house is perfect for a growing family, energy rating d. Dexters Highgate. 35 High Street, London N6 5JT T: 020 8348 2341 E:


Lower Terrace, NW3 ÂŁ3,000,000

Located on one of the most sought after roads in Hampstead, is this Grade II Listed house which retains many period features throughout. Set over three floors, there is a kitchen/breakfast room with a spacious double reception which is ideal for entertaining. There is also a patio and roof terrace, energy rating e. Dexters Hampstead. 56 Heath Street, London NW3 1DL T: 020 7435 9822 E:


PORTLAND PLACE, W1 34 1984 - 2018

A bright and spacious three bedroom apartment on the third floor of this impressive, period mansion building. The property comprises almost 1,500 sq ft with a large reception/dining room and private balcony, well-equipped kitchen, master bedroom with dressing room and en-suite bathroom, a second bedroom with fitted wardrobes, a further bedroom and a shower room. In addition, there is a lift and a communal terrace for residents. The building is located on the west side of Portland Place, between the junctions of Devonshire Street and Weymouth Street, ideally situated for Marylebone High Street, Regent Street and the open spaces Regent’s Park. RECEPTION ROOM/DINING ROOM • KITCHEN • MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN-SUITE DRESSING ROOM AND BATHROOM • 2 FURTHER BEDROOMS • SHOWER ROOM • PORTERAGE • LIFT • WITHIN EASY REACH OF TUBE STATION • EPC=D LONG LEASE




NORFOLK ROAD, ST JOHN’S WOOD, LONDON NW8 A BEAUTIFUL GRADE II LISTED DETACHED PERIOD HOUSE, ARRANGED OVER TWO FLOORS ONLY AND LOCATED IN THIS DESIRABLE TREE-LINED ROAD. Offered in good decorative condition, the house provides 3,129 sq ft / 291 sq m of accommodation and features good entertaining areas leading onto a stunning landscaped garden, secure off street parking and 5 bedrooms. Norfolk Road is ideally situated for all the amenities and transport facilities of St John’s Wood including St John’s Wood Underground Station (Jubilee Line) whilst only moments away from the open spaces of both Primrose Hill and Regent’s Park. FREEHOLD


34 1984 - 2018



Mark Nash Property Consultant

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



A rare and exciting opportunity to acquire an exquisite, five bedroom, family home with private patio garden and southwest facing sun terrace, located on a picturesque street in the very heart of Primrose Village. The house is beautifully presented and comprises a 37'6" kitchen/dining/family room, two intercommunicating reception rooms, master bedroom with large en suite bathroom, four additional bedrooms (two en suite), utility room, family bathroom and a guest WC. Chamberlain Street is a quiet road that runs perpendicular to Regent’s Park Road in the very heart of Primrose Village with all of its shops, cafés and restaurants. Swiss Cottage and Chalk Farm underground stations are within easy walking distance, as are the green open spaces of both Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill. EPC Rating E.


David McGuinness Property Consultant

MARYLEBONE OFFICE 6 Paddington Street Marylebone London W1U 5QG T: 020 7224 4994 E:



A stunning two bedroom freehold town house which has been beautifully and painstakingly transformed by the current owner. Having been designed by renowned firm Form Architecture with interiors by Elizabeth Bowman, the result is an exceptional home featuring the highest level of craftsmanship, design and functionality. With minute attention to detail, the luxuriously finished 1,514 sqft of accommodation flows wonderfully throughout and boasts both light with a great sense of space. Tucked away in a quiet side street alongside Oxford Street, Hanway Street is a superb location to make the most of central London living. Tottenham Court Road tube is only a two minute walk away. EPC Rating E.



The penthouse with City-views.





Mount Vernon, Hampstead NW3 • Located within Hampstead's premier development • Spectacular views over central London • Three private terraces

Mount Vernon is located on Frognal Rise, and conveniently located within 200 metres of Hampstead High Street. Amenities include a vast range of shops, restaurants and cafes along with Hampstead Underground Northern Line. All times and distances are approximate

Our Hampstead expert, Kris Smith, looks forward to helping you. 020 8022 3739 07768 428 784 Connecting people & property, perfectly.

Guide price £6,975,000 Share of freehold


The ideal family home.




Hamilton Terrace, St John's Wood NW8 • Grade II listed property, benefitting from planning consent • Situated on a large westerly facing plot with off street parking and a private garage • Magnificent garden extending to approximately 121 ft Hamilton Terrace is on the west side of St John's Wood close to all the amenities of the High Street and St John's Wood tube station (Jubilee line). It is a quiet road and is considered one of the best locations in St John's Wood.

Our St John's Wood expert, Declan Selbo, looks forward to helping you. 020 7483 8343 07468 728 042 Connecting people & property, perfectly. Guide price £6,950,000 Freehold


A property to call home

Savills Hampstead

020 7472 5000

Edwardian townhouse on Eldon Grove, Hampstead, NW3 3 reception rooms, kitchen, master en suite bedroom, 4 further bedrooms, 2 family bathrooms, 2 guest cloakrooms, conservatory, large office, utility, 337 sq m (3,632 sq ft), EPC=D

Guide £5.25 million | Freehold

Talk to us today Peter Brookes Savills Hampstead 020 7472 5036

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Savills St John's Wood & Regent's Park

020 3043 3600

Magnificent and classical residence on Chester Terrace, Regents Park, NW1 3 reception rooms, kitchen/dining room, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, study/library, sauna, roof terrace, residents parking, 408 sq m (4,387 sq ft), Grade l listed

Guide £11.95 million | Leasehold 134 years remaining

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Fitzjohns Avenue

Hampstead NW3

Superbly located, not far from Hampstead Village is this exceptional three bedroom, two bathroom first floor apartment with the benefit of a private south facing balcony and a garage located behind the property. Sole agent. EPC rating E 32

ÂŁ1,695,000 share of freehold


020 7794 3311

Hormead Road

Little Venice W9

A rare opportunity to acquire a charming end of terrace double fronted Victorian house. With a west facing patio garden the house spans over 1,740 sq ft over four floors. The property comprises a wonderful family kitchen giving direct access onto the garden, a utility room, a bright reception room and a double bedroom/study room. The upper floors are made up of five further spacious double bedrooms, two bathrooms (one en suite) and two cloakrooms. EPC rating E

ÂŁ1,850,000 freehold

Little Venice

020 7286 4632



A neo-Georgian detached house arranged over three floors only, providing 4,316 sq ft/401 sq m of accommodation and presented in good decorative condition throughout. The property is conveniently located within walking distance of St. John’s Wood High Street, St. John’s Wood Underground Station, and The American School London in London. Drawing room, dining room, sitting room, kitchen leading to conservatory breakfast room, guest cloakroom, principal suite comprising bedroom, bathroom and dressing room, five further double bedrooms, four further bathrooms, 53' wide landscaped front garden, 53' deep landscaped rear garden, garage and driveway with off street parking for 1 car. EPC rating E. FREEHOLD





A well presented Grade I Listed Nash residence providing 4,133 sq ft/348 sq m of accommodation affording wonderful views over Regent’s Park. The house provides extensive family accommodation with an elegant west-facing first floor drawing room and the entire second floor is devoted to the principal suite, incorporating a bedroom, dressing room/study and a bathroom. There are four further bedrooms, two further bathrooms, and the lower ground floor has the ability to be used as a self-contained flat. Chester Place is superbly located on the eastern side of Regent’s Park, providing easy access to the West End and the City. EPC rating E. LEASEHOLD – 135 YEARS


ASKING PRICE £5,950,000


020 7722 3322


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What to see and do this month | words by Ali Howard


Caroline, or Change

Until 6 April | Playhouse Theatre Following a sell-out run at Hampstead, this infectiously joyous musical sees its welldeserved West End transfer. Indeed, it brags impressive credentials: the Olivier award-winning musical, written by Tony Kushner (Angels in America) with an inspirational score from Tony award-winner Jeanine Tesori, gives protagonist Sharon D. Clarke a platform on which to shine from the soul. Set in 1963 Louisiana, with revolution in the air, a poorly paid maid toils endlessly in the sweltering basement of the Gellman household. But with the power of a few extra dollars in her pocket, possibility beckons. Not to be missed. Northumberland Avenue, WC2 (0844 871 7631;

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A Gatsby Christmas

Until 22 December | Bloomsbury Ballroom While we’re yet to ring in the roaring ’20s (mark two), 2019 is just around the corner and that’s reason enough to celebrate. The London Cabaret Club knows how to throw one heck of a lavish party and this glitzy affair looks set to outdo even their impossibly glamorous standards. Expect a magical winter wonderland – West Egg style – filled with glittering gold and feathers, along with aerial artists, gangsters and molls, and more Champagne than you can shake a cocktail stick at. Of course, the club is fully immersive with the Capital’s most beautiful there as much to be seen as to see. You’d be wise to take a leaf out of Daisy Buchanan’s book and dress to dazzle.

Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, WC1B (020 7242 0002; 36



Vincent Darré

Until 5 January | 18 Davies Street Gallery Where furniture meets sculpture, this is a fascinating snoop into Vincent Darré’s creative mind as he reimagines his luxurious Parisian home in the heart of Mayfair. The self-proclaimed dandy designed for Yves Saint Laurent, Prada and Fendi before launching his career as a creator of furniture and decorative objects. Here, we’ll see Darré at his most daring, with pieces including a gilded blown-glass dragonfly lamp and a flamboyant bronze velour couch. “The moment I accepted the gallery’s invitation,” he says, “I imagined the trip as a permanent relocation. In a flash, the concept was born: a duplex in London with my office and living room to greet my friends. I would live in London.” Welcome, Monsieur. 18 Davies Street, W1K (020 7495 4666;


Think Royal Parks this Christmas Nothing’s more festive than The Royal Parks this holiday season. From Christmasthemed walking tours, holiday magic at Winter Wonderland and festive family activities, there’s something for everyone. Be sure to look beyond Central London. In Richmond, Bushy and Greenwich Parks you can buy a Christmas tree, or take a festive horsedrawn carriage ride every weekend, starting 24 November in Richmond Park.

Small Is Beautiful XXXVI

Until 5 January | Flowers Gallery For the love of little things, this popular exhibition celebrates the art world’s diminutive works and invites collectors on a budget to purchase more affordable, bite-sized pieces. Dating back to 1974, it is now in its 36th edition. This year’s highlights include works by the late British painter Jack Smith, who represented Britain in the Venice Biennale in 1956; Derek Boshier, renowned for his contributions to British Pop Art in the 1960s; and London artist Nathan Cohen, whose intricate paintings play on optical illusion and colourful eye-popping geometrics. 21 Cork Street, W1S

Nathan Cohen, Refolding Form, 2016

(020 7439 7766;

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift? The Royal Parks recently launched a beautiful 2019 calendar, featuring stunning photos submitted by park users in a 2018 photo competition. It highlights the beauty of London and its precious green spaces. Buy yours at To find out more, visit


Robin Ince: Nine Lessons and Carols for Curious People

14, 15, 19, 20 December | Kings Place While there are full-on festivities (and rightly so) at Kings Place this silly season, there’s also a series of events billed for those running and screaming in the opposite direction. If you’re more Ebenezer than Elf, you’ll appreciate Robin Ince’s merry mix of science, songs and comedy across four special performances. Fans of Ince’s podcast The Infinite Monkey Cage, which he co-hosts with Professor Brian Cox, will be well versed on the comedian’s unique take on life, the universe and everything. Expect an otherworldly line-up of special guests, too, from the realms of physics and poetry, music and of course, stand-up. Timothy Ginn ©Trunkman Productions

The Royal Parks is the charity that cares for 5,000 acres of glorious Royal parkland and 500 years of history in the heart of our capital city. Every year 77 million visitors enjoy eight of London’s largest open spaces, including Hyde Park, The Green Park, Richmond Park, Greenwich Park, St. James’s Park, Bushy Park, The Regent’s Park and Kensington Gardens. Registered charity no. 1172042.

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Style& wellbeing Workouts for wrinkles When was the last time you properly exercised the 40-plus muscles in your face (and did you even realise there were that many)? Don’t wait for New Year’s resolutions, while you’re putting on your party face, now’s the time to put your skin through some drill sessions. Taking New York and London by storm, FaceGym is the first ever gym studio for the face, and it has found a brand new home right on our doorstep in St. John’s Wood. The sleek new studio follows the same formula as the existing sites on the King’s Road and in Selfridges, offering an effective alternative to invasive treatments. A workout for the face, from warm up to cardio, sculpting to cool down, signature muscle manipulation techniques are combined with hi-tech tools to lift, sculpt, tone and tighten. And the results are immediately visible. So, whether you’re preparing for a big event, or trying to eliminate the evidence of too many late nights, FaceGym couldn’t have come to north London at a better time. 41 St. John’s Wood High Street, NW8 (020 7586 5568;

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Want to cut your party prep time, or hit an extra snooze on your morning alarm? We bring utterly life-enhancing news. And no, we’re not exaggerating, even slightly. Brand new to Aveda, Speed of Light is a revolutionary primer that promises to reduce blow dry time by half. The silicone-free formula uses lactic acid from sugar beets to lower the pH of hair – a higher pH has been found to swell the hair shaft, leading to frizz and tangling. The formula also helps to seal the cuticle which separates the hair strands, increasing airflow around them and resulting in speedier styling, not to mention leaving hair smooth, soft and static-free. Blow dry bliss. £21 (

Finding fashion that fits can be a problem, particularly for those not blessed in the height department. But fashion insider Jenny Liu wants to change that: Bomb Petite started life as an online destination for petite style advice and inspiration. An in-house capsule collection followed, and now Jenny is offering a bespoke service, just in time for party season. Whether you’re looking to emulate a look you’ve seen on the catwalk or create something personal from a special piece of fabric, Jenny can create a made-to-measure piece to your own very unique requirements. The process takes around four weeks and involves three or four face-to-face consultations with Jenny. Prepare for your moment in the spotlight… Prices from £595, not including fabric

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We love: The Cake Studio If you haven’t made your Christmas cake by now, you’ve probably missed the boat, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late for a slice of festive flavour… This year we’re eschewing the traditional fruitcake for a gorgeous creation by local baker Victoria Finkel of The Cake Studio. Victoria uses delicate Korean buttercream to create exquisite works of art, and her Christmas designs look seriously too good to eat (but do, we urge you, her signature honey cake is the best we’ve ever eaten). And if you still like the idea of creating your own, Victoria offers one-to-one classes and group workshops in professional cake decorating. Prices from £80 for a small cake, and £200 for a one-day group class. For more details, see

Who says you have to break up your festive shopping with lunch eaten on the go? Since opening in Selfridges late last month, Brasserie of Light is here to save us from sandwiches. The latest in the Caprice Holdings folio, it offers all-day dining in a chic, Art Deco styled setting. The dramatic space, created in consultation with renowned architect Martin Brudnizki, is bold, colourful and light-filled, with a staggering 24ft by 30ft crystal encrusted statue by Damien Hirst at its centre. With a kitchen headed up by Emanuel Machado (formerly of Balthazar), the menu offers an eclectic mix of classic British and internationally inspired dishes throughout the day, and brunch at weekends; while the bar offers a classic cocktail selection. To say we’re excited is an understatement. Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, W1A (020 3940 9600; brasserie-of-light.

A cut above Looking for the perfect gift for a foodie (or yourself) this Christmas? How about something that will actually come in useful on the big day? This gorgeous carving set from Savernake Knives can be customised with two 50

choices of blade finish, and 10 colour options for the beautiful maple handle. You can even have it engraved with your own personal message. And it all comes packaged in a bespoke leather wrap. The company supply

Michelin-starred chefs, so it goes without saying that precision, sharpness and durability are hallmarks of each and every one of their knives. Very much on point this season. £500 (



Joel Gazdar Executive chef Wild Food Café

When I was a child I wanted to be… a stunt man, briefly, and then an architect. But I came to the realisation that my real interest was in how the internal architecture of our bodies interconnects with our external environment. My kitchen hero is… my Parsi grandma, who has left me with some incredible food memories. In particular her fragrant chicken tikka and Indian fish cutlets. Even though I am vegan, I have been able to integrate her flavours into many dishes.


Flat Iron, King’s Cross I’m married to a man who is unmoved by the vegan movement. He’s the old-fashioned type for whom a meal is not a meal without meat: give him steak and he’s very happy indeed. It means we’re intimately familiar with the Capital’s various steak joints, but curiously we have never eaten at Flat Iron. Upon hearing the news that the restaurant is opening in north London, we feel this should be rectified. The 110-cover site on Caledonian Road is the sixth for Charlie Carroll, the self-taught butcher who launched his first pop-up back in 2012. But though the capacity may be large, the restaurant feels welcoming and intimate on a busy Saturday evening; with tables arranged in such a way that they do not feel crowded in. The aesthetic is dark wood, exposed brick walls and industrial light fittings, set against neon slogan lights and plenty of leafy greenery. We order a DIY Bloody Mary box, which comes packed with bottles of house-made chestnut smoked vodka, beef tea, freshly grated horseradish root, and classic Bloody Mary spices to be mixed into tomato juice. It’s a fun way to start the meal, and the perfect accompaniment to the beef dripping popcorn that arrives to whet our appetites. To eat, we both opt for the eponymous Flat Iron steaks – a feather blade cut that Charlie has championed – with fries cooked in Wagyu fat (a new addition to the menu) and creamed spinach. Everything is exquisite; the steak in particular is tender, richly flavoured and wonderfully juicy. The quality is quite unbelievable, given its £11 price tag. We can see ice cream being made to order on the frozen marble slabs at the centre of the restaurant, and decide it would be churlish not to order some. Like the Bloody Mary, it’s a DIY affair, coming with a tray of Madagascan vanilla Chantilly cream, Amarena cherry syrup, and shavings of Congolese Cru Virunga chocolate. We drizzle and sprinkle to our hearts content. It is a winning formula and we will almost certainly be back. Welcome to the neighbourhood, Flat Iron. LSJ 47–51 Caledonian Road, N1 (

My fail-safe dinner party menu is… fresh, local fruit as a starter, or a green juice cocktail. Followed by a roast heritage squash; served with freshly blended sprouted chickpea hummus; a seasonal pesto of green leaves; quinoa flatbreads; a big seasonal salad; marinated artichoke hearts and some onion sautéed with wild mushrooms. I’d finish with a lush creamy cacao drink for dessert. Though usually it’s my incredible wife and business partner who creates this sort of seasonal sharing feast. My favourite London restaurant… is PickyWops, the vegan pizza place. My ultimate London day consists of… a sunrise walk on the Heath with my beloved. Or a picnic there with friends. Then we’d head off for an adventure in town, perhaps going to Porchester Spa (the oldest public bath house in London) for a good steam and a cold plunge. A sister restaurant to The Wild Food Café Neal’s Yard opens in Islington this month. 269-270 Upper Street, N1 (



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Travel news Safari, so good... Who says a weekend break should be focused on city sightseeing? Certainly not the Hemingways Collection, who have just launched their ‘Safari for the Weekend’ package. As madcap as it sounds, thanks to a manageable time difference and some well-timed British Airways flights, you can fly out on a Friday and be back at your desk, full of tales of Kenyan adventure, on Tuesday morning. Start the weekend with a night of luxury in Hemingways Nairobi, before flying 45 minutes west over the vast African plains to the heart of the Mara Naboisho Conservancy, home to Ol Seki Hemingways Mara. A private enclave of just 10 luxury safari tents, with breathtaking views, unforgettable wildlife and the warmest Kenyan hospitality, it offers the most memorable of safari experiences. With one of the highest densities of lions in Africa, as well as an impressive population of giraffe and elephant; Naboisho is the ideal place to tick off the big five on a limited schedule. As well as daily game drives, horseback safaris, guided wilderness walks and community visits are all on offer. On the final day, you’ll return to Nairobi, where you can treat yourself to a relaxing swim, spa treatment and a delicious three course meal at the hotel, before making your way to the airport for the flight home. The three night package costs from $2,375 (approx £1,827) per person (

Peak performance Looking to slope off somewhere special this season? Chalet Fourmiliere is a longstanding favourite in Morzine. Now under new ownership, it has just reopened following an exquisite refurb. The Chalet offers 3,500 sq ft of accommodation, including a stunning double height dining room, relaxing mezzanine library, cosy sitting room with comfy sofas and a fabulous open fire, a games room with pool table, and six luxuriously decorated en suite bedrooms. Along with daily housekeeping, lucky guests enjoy the services of a professional chef six days a week, an all-inclusive drinks

service (including that all-important Champagne), a 24-hour concierge and an in-resort driver. But perhaps our favourite bit is the in-house perfumer, who has created a range of signature toiletries and scented candles – there’s not many places can boast the same. All that, and you’re smack bang in the middle of some of the best skiing the French Alps has to offer. Or, if skiing’s not for you, why not try ski jeering, paragliding, speed riding, ski touring, snowshoeing or snowmobiling. Or simply choose to divide your time between the Chalet’s hot tub and treatment room. Decisions, decisions… Prices from €13,200 per night for exclusive use (

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All Over the Map: A cartographic odyssey by Betsy Mason and Greg Miller, £30 (

NYC Guide for Instagrammers by Silvie Bonne, £14.95

East of Croydon: Blunderings through India and South East Asia by Sue Perkins, £20

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2019, £9.99




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From a non-stop flight to holding them tight Choose the fastest way to Australia – flying non-stop on the new Qantas Dreamliner, or fly via Singapore on the iconic Qantas A380. Either way, you’ll be enjoying our award-winning service one minute and experiencing a reunion you’ll never forget the next. A million reasons to go, one way to fly. QF10, London Heathrow to Perth, is the fastest commercial route from UK to Australia, correct as at October 2018. TripAdvisor awarded Qantas ‘Australia’s Best Airline’ in the 2018 Travellers’ Choice Awards. 54



Room with a view Looking for the ultimate getaway? Discover a unique coastal escape, where the minimalist interiors are as starkly captivating as the views. Dungeness, on Kent’s coast, may just be paradise on earth WO R DS KATI E HUTL E Y


here aren’t many views that could absorb me so completely as to prevent me picking up a muchanticipated book (Transcription by Kate Atkinson, since you ask), but I am transfixed. The majestic swoop of birds buffeted by air currents, the otherworldly lunar landscape feel and – on the day I arrive – the autumn sun warming the crisp blue skies, all leave me breathtaken. “Where is this paradise on earth?”, I hear you cry, “I must book a flight immediately!”. Friends, I am the bearer of good, if unlikely, news: this place is Dungeness on the Kent coast, of nuclear power station fame, and just an hour and a half’s drive from London. Let us backtrack. I am staying in the Fog Signal Building, one of a handful of what have become iconic RIBA award-winning homes, converted from their original purpose, dotted along this coastline – the largest stretch of shingle in Europe, and home to one third of all of Britain’s plant species as well as rare waterbirds. The property is a work of art. Never having been one of the minimalist bent, I didn’t expect to fall so utterly in love, but that just goes to show why Fiona Naylor is an extremely talented architect and I am not. The simplicity (haute luxe simplicity, of course) of the interior is the perfect frame for the outdoors, which, in this setting, is all-encompassing. It is hard to describe what exactly it is about Dungeness that I found so bewitching; perhaps, after a long, hot, stressful summer, it was simply the degree of solitude on offer? But I am not alone: famously, Derek Jarman, the seminal arthouse film-maker, kept a house (and

Above: a former foghorn testing station, the building comes complete with steel tower Right: inside, modern furniture complements industrial design

its much admired garden) here, and, following my visit and the somewhat gushing posting online of my photos, it turns out all the people with the best taste have been in on the secret for years. Surprised, well into the autumn, to find the weather so glorious, I immediately dump my bags and head out for a run, following the line of the beach, passing lighthouses, a small art gallery and The Snack Shack, where visitors are tucking into a tempting array of fisherman’s rolls and the like, heading up to nosey around Derek Jarman’s garden (while keeping a respectful distance), all the while with the power station thrumming in the backdrop. It is surreal. It is exhilarating. After a soak in the Japanese ‘onsen’ inspired wooden bath, the rest of the day is passed with the doors flung wide open, breathing in the salty air, and with my book eschewed for a podcast, just… looking. Feeling lucky to be alive. “This is my absolutely perfect day,” I think, “and I don’t want it to end.” But end it must. After a deep, uninterrupted sleep, the weather the next day is more what I was expecting; moody, glowering, heavy. More perfection. I drive back to London, all the while plotting my return and pining for my new Favourite Place On Earth.


The Fog Signal Building is available to rent through Mulberry Cottages. Prices from £375 for two nights (01227 464958;




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Design leap Artisans of Devizes have added inspired new colourways to their Lily Pad collection. The encaustic cement tiles, hexagonal in shape, offer more than a hint of Deco elegance, whether arranged in a star-like pattern underfoot, or set in dazzling diamonds on a feature wall. In Eden, Plum, or Blush Rose – three muted shades informed by Mother Nature – their glory is in their beautifully understated glamour. £3.96 per tile (

Continuing the soft metals trend, London lighting brand Pooky release the Beehive, a sculptural pendant whose subtlety is its strength. Created from fine sheets of hammered brass and riveted at the seams, the shade has the unlikely appearance of delicate gold satin stitched together. Whether as a stand-alone statement or twinned for effect, it omits a warming glow that puts paid to the starkness of its industrial predecessors. £170 (

Ahead of the curve Named after the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, whose 1951 build Casa das Canoas created buzz with its curves, this refined new edition of the Niemeyer chair comes in beautifully natural pure wool and oak. The statement piece may be a woolly hug in an armchair but its strong modernist lines compensate the cosy – and therein lies its design triumph. £2,500 +VAT (

Be Bold: Interiors for the brave of heart, £19.99 (

Andrew Martin Interior Design Review, Vol 22, £45 (

Atlas of Brutalist Architecture, £100 (

Think pink If Wes Anderson did kitchen design... The Rise collection is a delectable collaboration between John Lewis of Hungerford and London interior designers 2LG Studio. Bespoke curved cabinetry rebelliously toys with the notion of negative space while the use of fluted glass throws back to the larder doors of the 1950s; add to that futuristic strip lighting, striking symmetry and a curated colour palette of ice cream shades and the result is positively dream-like. From £35,000 (


Red: Architecture in monochrome, £29.95 (


On repeat There’s a new mood in wallcoverings and soft furnishings for autumn/winter. An appetite for bold prints and daring colourways replaces neutral schemes, while Mid-century-inspired motifs add retro charm. When it comes to pattern and print this season, fortune favours the brave


SCREEN PRINTED As patterned carpets are enjoying a renaissance, film buffs with an eye for design can take the woven geometrics trend a step further (if they dare). Lifted from Stanley Kubrick’s seminal horror The Shining, Film and Furniture presents an officially licensed reproduction of David Hicks’ iconic carpet, which contributed hugely to the movie’s disquieting visual style. The custom-made hand-tufted rug features a maze of interlocking hexagonals in red, orange and brown – just like those in the corridors of the Overlook Hotel – and is a thing of modernist beauty, even if it may strike fear into the hearts of your house guests. Approx £2,500 (


GRAPHIC DESIGN The name Donna Wilson is synonymous with bold geometric pattern. The designer’s long-running residency at SCP cements her as our go-to for cushions, pouffes and throws with a cool, Midcentury aesthetic. In her newest textile collection for the brand, the Field Day cushion in Black Forest is charmingly retro but unmistakably contemporary in today’s craft-driven context. Made with 100 per cent single-ply wool, and using a traditional double-cloth weaving technique, the cushion is inspired by nature, featuring abstract tree motifs and graphic criss-crossing lines with a palette of muted forest greens on black. Just right for cosy winter nights in. £75 (

LOUNGE DELUXE With its clean, elegant lines, tubular skilegs and luxuriously wide form, Content by Terence Conran’s Aspen armchair pays homage to the laid-back glamour of the 1970s lounge chair. Upholstered in Romo’s Nesma Briar Rose, its Mid-century design roots are palpable. The jacquard weave fabric is, in fact, influenced by the textiles of the Navajo. Its chevron stripes intricately zig-zag together to create an optical illusion, giving the fabric a threedimensional effect that belies the chair’s modernist dimensions, while its soft colour palette of dusky pink and grey keeps it contemporary. It is the very definition of a statement piece. From £1,379 (

TUBE CUBES A nostalgic take on Mid-century styling, particularly for us Londoners, the London Transport Museum has released their Moquette collection of hinged storage cubes upholstered in some very familiar fabrics. Originally mass produced for heavy use on the Capital’s tubes and buses, the material, predominately wool in makeup, dates back to the 1920s and will be instantly recognisable to seasoned commuters. Whether the blue and white dotted diamonds of Victoria Line; the orange and brown stacked rectangles of District; or the tartan-like lines of Routemaster, these funky geometrics are highly covetable, and an enchanting take-home of London’s transport history. £314.99 (

EYE-POPPING PAPER MINDTHEGAP’s Eyes and Circles wallpaper throws back to ’60s pop art and forms part of a comprehensive collection of bold wallcoverings suited to the most daring décor. Made with FSC grade substrate from sustainable and managed forests, and surface printed with eco-friendly inks, this dotty design is green in more ways than one. As its Mary Quant-like eyes follow you around the room, a deconstructed repeat pattern of full-, quarter- and semicircles makes it instantly iconic. Paper a feature wall for big impact and it’ll make the perfect backdrop to that Mid-century sideboard you’ve got your eye on. £150 per box of three rolls/£32.26 per sq m (




Is the thought of hosting family and friends this Christmas making you feel anything but merry? Welcoming others into our personal space needn’t be stressful if that space has been designed exclusively to meet our own specific needs As the season of entertaining draws ever closer, with family visiting from near and far, we naturally start to think more about what we wish our homes could offer us. A bespoke home needn’t be just a dream though; why compromise when it comes to your biggest investment? Perhaps you’d like a dedicated games room for the kids to play with their



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new gifts in, or a lift so that grandparents can easily access the upper floors; whatever you desire, it is now easier than ever to create the luxury home of your dreams. Whether you want to enhance your current home or start from scratch creating your own dream home, Octagon Bespoke, with their in-house team of architects,


surveyors and designers, can make it happen. From securing planning through to handing over the keys, their comprehensive service gives buyers the framework to see their perfect home become a reality. John Pope, Director of Octagon’s Bespoke team, comments: “As the temperature drops outside, some choose to spend the evening in front of the TV, whilst others are busy hosting extravagant Christmas parties. Through our Bespoke service, we can add the personal touches that elevate any home into something truly special, whatever the occasion. “In recent projects, we have installed swimming pools whereby the cover doubles up as a ballroom dancefloor with the click of a switch, and dedicated cinema rooms with private bars and cigar rooms. There are few limits to what our Bespoke team can deliver, promising truly memorable future Christmases for both our clients and their guests.” Octagon’s Bespoke service has expanded over the past couple of years, with high demand tripling the number of projects undertaken. Not only working on new builds, the team also complete extensions to satisfy those looking to improve, not move. So, whether you

need more bedrooms to fit a growing family, or you’ve been suddenly inspired to extend a kitchen, the team can transform your home without the need to start from scratch. Building across London, Surrey and the Home Counties, current projects include the restoration of an extraordinary Georgian townhouse in Knightsbridge and a neo-Georgian country home in Chigwell, whilst planning consent has been granted for a 40,000 sq ft supermansion in Berkshire. And whilst the traditional Georgian manor house has become synonymous with the Octagon brand, the team are just as versed in building everything from contemporary apartments through to cosy country retreats. Working with Britain’s finest craftsmen and installation specialists, from stone masons and awardwinning bricklayers to cabinet makers and audio technicians, Octagon has developed an unrivalled position in delivering the highest quality of luxury housing. Now’s the time to start planning for the ultimate Christmas present in 2019.

Octagon Bespoke take on projects from £1 million, call 020 8481 7500 to find out more (octagonbespoke. com)

At Octagon, we have 40 years experience and an unrivalled reputation for building spectacular, one-of-a kind homes to the highest standard of luxury. Our discreet bespoke service takes clients on a journey from planning stages through to handing over the keys, with our in-house experts on hand every step of the way. Octagon Bespoke can help you transform your vision into something truly unique. Bespoke projects start from £1m.

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This contemporary Paddington apartment has undergone a complete transformation. A true labour of love: the homeowner and founder of SPPARC architects shares its story WO R DS A L I HOWAR D | P H OTO GRAP H Y E D REEVE


Previous page: a cosy living space at one with the elements Left: the curved ceiling of what was a redundant vault Below: natural light floods one of the bedrooms

Lighting is hugely important to the success of the interior. Each room has been individually considered What’s changed? We refurbished the property from a two-bed, one-bathroom flat into a three-bed, three-bathroom property with two open courtyard spaces. We took the entire apartment back to a shell and went about altering the structure of the entire building to create a layout that easily flowed from front to back, rather than the inefficient carved-up layout of the original configuration. That sounds like a lot of structural work Yes! We lowered the floors to create better floorto-ceiling heights and integrated three redundant vaults into the layout to provide a cloakroom and an additional bedroom with curved ceilings. We also removed the rear wall to create full-height sliding doors to the master bedroom, whilst extending the apartment to create a new living space, also with fullheight doors opening into the timber-lined courtyard. 64

When were you able to move in? We’ve owned the property for around four years but moved in 18 months ago, following the refurbishment. This is the family home, which I share with my wife Jess, Ralphie (3) and Bertie (4 months) – I also have two older boys, Alex and Benjy, who frequently come and stay – and not to mention Mr. Purrkins the family cat. Can you describe the success of the new design? It’s transformed the space into a fluid layout, which has a generosity of space – liberated from the previous small rooms by removing structural walls to provide a flexibility that embraces its length. The interior adopts clean lines with exposed brick and an abundance of timber floors, walls and ceilings to provide warmth, a softness to the space and a common thematic palette. How have you maximised on light? Lighting is hugely important to the success of the interior. Each room has been individually considered with a series of different light sources and settings, curated to provide the visual impression of accent lighting when actually, it provides the ambient source to each space. The kitchen is lit by a bespoke series of


Right: bright colour pops contrast with a neutral background Below: exposed brickwork in a galley kitchen adds industrial appeal

blade fittings that were specifically crafted into the flush ceiling, whilst the low-level lighting behind the floating timber walls lights the hall. Natural light is maximized with the use of glass roofs and full-height windows and doors. Describe your interiors style In my work, each completed project adds to an eclectic portfolio as it dictates and deserves a unique response to the brief. That said, the binding characteristic of each of our projects – which has definitely manifested itself into our own home – is a pursuit of quality craftsmanship and materials. In terms of favourite brands, we are never too far away from iGuzzini light fittings, Catalano sanitaryware and Gaggenau appliances. Which room is your favourite? The garden room is my favourite space within the apartment. It’s where all aspects of the home come together through materials and light. This can be experienced either through the layered framed vista that takes on the overall length of the apartment, or the intimate rustling of the bamboo in the court.


The Courthouse - 5-Bedroom Townhouse Featuring: Private secluded garden Two en suite bathrooms and two family bathrooms Open-plan living, kitchen and dining area plus two lounges Two private terraces to the upper level Located just a few minutes walk from Highgate Tube Call to book your priority booking 0333 733 2004 or e-mail us at

The Courthouse is priced at £2,350,000

Open daily 10.00am-5.00pm, Thursday 12.00pm-7.00pm Visit: Highgate Court, Bishops Road, London N6 4HS Price correct at time of press. Travel times are approximate only as taken from Google Maps. * Stamp duty paid is based on new reservations and is not available on second or additional homes, buy to-let and let-to-buy properties.



Surrounded by greenery, with quaint winding streets and a close-knit community, this sought-after neighbourhood feels more rural than urban Originally part of the Bishop of London’s vast hunting estate, Highgate has been a village since the 1500s. It was a stopping off point for travellers on their way into and out of London – which accounts for the large number of inns and pubs that locals can still enjoy today. Thanks to its lofty position – it’s the highest point in London – in the 1800s it became a retreat for the gentry escaping from the crowds and pollution of the city. Over the centuries, Highgate has been home to notable names from the world of science, politics and the arts. Famous residents have included Christina Rossetti, T.S. Eliot, Michael Faraday and Karl Marx, who is buried in the East Cemetery. Today, this quiet enclave of north London is popular with celebrities looking to escape the glare of the paparazzi – Kate

Moss, Jude Law and Jamie Oliver have all succumbed to the area’s considerable charms. Once settled in Highgate, residents tend to be reluctant to move. And it’s not hard to see why. With Highgate Wood, Hampstead Heath and Waterlow Park on the doorstep, there’s an abundance of green space, not to mention breathtaking views of the city. But if you miss the Capital’s buzz, you can hop on the Tube and be in the West End in just 17 minutes and in the


Be among the first to view this one of a kind 3-bedroom duplex penthouse with private roof terrace. Enjoy a cheese and wine evening whilst you take in the beauty of this impressive home, exquisitely furnished by our professional interior designers. R.S.V.P. to 0333 733 2004 or email us at

City in just over 20 minutes. The centre of the village is still dominated by Georgian architecture – few parts of London are this well preserved. But history has not got in the way of progress; there’s a fantastic range of independent shops alongside high street names, and a wide choice of places to eat and drink. Highgate is particularly well-served with historic pubs, including The Flask, The Bull (which has its own microbrewery) and The Duke’s Head. There’s a vibrant cultural scene, too – Highgate has its own theatre, Jacksons Lane (Matt Lucas and David Walliams performed their first double act there), and a thriving music venue, The Boogaloo. Kenwood House, with its world-famous

art collection, is a few minutes’ walk away on the edge of Hampstead Heath. Highgate has long been popular with young families looking for more outdoor space and good schools. Highgate School and Channing School are highly regarded independent schools, and there are excellent state options too. Nestled amongst this historic village is Bellway’s boutique scheme, Highgate Court. A collection of contemporary two and three bedroom apartments, where only a few properties remain for sale. Some of the homes come styled and furnished – all are ready to move into, in time for Christmas.

The Coleridge Penthouse is priced at £1,949,995

Prices from £699,995 (0333 733 2004;

Price correct at time of press. *Stamp duty paid is based on new reservations and is not available on second or additional homes, buy to-let and let-to-buy properties.

Open daily 10.00am-5.00pm, Thursday 12.00pm-7.00pm Visit: Highgate Court, Bishops Road, London N6 4HS


Area guide Highgate Perched at London’s highest natural point, Highgate offers an escape to village life while still boasting a London postcode. Virtually untouched by modern development, its Georgian architecture and 900 acres of parkland have been soughtafter for hundreds of years. The famous and picturesque Highgate Cemetery can attest to its unwavering popularity among the Capital’s elite, counting the likes of George Eliot, Douglas Adams and even Karl Marx amongst its residents. Lucky locals can hop on the Northern Line for a quick jaunt into the centre of town, though with a thriving high street of their own, they’d be forgiven for wanting to stay closer to home. Add to that a close-knit and active community, and you can see why, for so many, Highgate truly feels like home Words by Lily Edwards Photography by Kathy Anne Lim

From the agents... “Highgate is a highly sought after area, best known for its mix of Georgian townhouses and Art Deco buildings. Two-bed flats typically fetch around £550,000 with period family homes starting at £1.5 million, depending on their proximity to Hampstead Heath and desirable schools.” Shaun Cunningham, Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward


“With its strong sense of community spirit, Highgate is home to some highly respected schools, meaning many buyers are typically up-sizers or downsizers who already live here and love it. Prices are strong and we expect them to remain stable over the next year, before increasing in around three to five years’ time.” Mark Sumray, Dexters



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Local heroes THE FLASK, N6 Every village needs a historic pub, and Highgate is no different. Not only teeming with history, The Flask offers an incredible menu with a modern take on traditional pub grub, making loyal customers of locals and sightseers alike. For Glentree’s Trevor Abrahmsohn, it is one of the area’s main pulls. He tells us: “As I sup my delicious pint of hand-drawn real ale, I’m more than aware that this historic place dates back to the early 18th century.” 77 Highgate West Hill, N6 (020 8348 7346;

THE DUKE’S HEAD, N6 With around 10 different real ales, 10 craft beers and several interesting ciders on tap, The Duke’s Head is a must for beer lovers. Keeping it local with a rotating kitchen of street food chefs, it’s a draw for local foodies, too. Nick Walker of Goldschmidt & Howland perfectly summarises its charm: “Craft beers from independent breweries, the Sacred Gin Bar and street food pop-ups, in a cosy wood-panelled pub in the heart of Highgate.” 16 Highgate High Street, N6 (020 8341 1310;

LAUDERDALE HOUSE, N6 Whether you’re looking to take a Pilates class, listen to live jazz, or hire out a beautiful building for a private event, you can’t go wrong here. This historic arts and education centre offers a picturesque café and terrace, too, ideal for enjoying some winter sun. Ivan Hrissimov of Benham and Reeves Residential Lettings says: “If you’re looking for a friendly café with scenic views to enjoy a relaxing beverage then look no further!” Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, N6 (020 8348 8716; lauderdalehouse.

Street hearts of Highgate


Consistently ranked as one of Britain’s most expensive streets, this gated avenue is lined with some of London’s most beautiful detached homes


This private road winds down from the centre of the village to the Heath and is home to striking modern homes hidden behind high walls and hedges


Just a few moments’ walk from the high street are the incredible period homes of The Grove, the epitome of Highgate’s quaint beauty

“I’m lucky that my husband has lived in Highgate for over 40 years now, so he’s been my shortcut to all the little secrets and hidden gems. On the way to work in the morning, when the weather is good, I’ll nip up part of the Parkland Walk with Ziggy, our rascal of a dog. Then I’ll let him guard our health and beauty shop (Ikse), while I help my husband out at Pond Square Dental (his first business) until about 10am. Afterwards, I’ll sneak into The Highgate Pantry to pick up one of their lovely pastries, which I will share only with myself, and enjoy with a cup of lemon tea while I set up at the shop. I love a little wander around Pond Square, and I have a lovely view of people rushing around, checking their phones for directions, or groups on a guided tour (no doubt being told about Sir Frances Bacon and his chicken freezing escapades). The eponymous Grazyna always has the best gossip and she sells such wonderful clothes too. If I get a chance, I’ll take Ziggy down to Waterlow Park and soak in the dreamy views, or I’ll go to say hi to Alex Dudnic at Kalendar, on Swain’s Lane, as I head for Parliament Hill. On the way home we may drop by the Boogaloo for a drink, it’s great, and dog-friendly too. (;



CREATIVE BEGINNINGS With exciting new facilities, Hampstead Fine Arts College continues to offer students an informal, collaborative environment in which to fully realise their academic and artistic potential

writers and actors in their own right. And facilities at the college rival those at leading universities; this year saw the opening of a cutting edge new home for the Fashion and Textiles, and Media and Film Studies departments in a former interiors shop on England’s Lane. Classes are kept small, and the teaching atmosphere is informal and collaborative. It’s this open, energising atmosphere, believes Cave, which inspires a love of learning that extends well beyond formal exams and into adult life. Tucked away behind wrought iron gates in a quiet corner of Belsize Park, Fine Arts College has an enviable reputation as a school that draws out students’ individual talents in an atmosphere that one parent has described as “industrious informality”. Alongside a full academic curriculum, it offers an exceptional range of art-based subjects – including fine art, textiles, film, photography and graphic design – with students’ work in these disciplines being recognised by institutions such as the Royal Academy of Arts. Unusually, there is no restriction on subject combinations, so students are free to create a study programme that is tailored to their strengths. An original vision Principal Candida Cave, a graduate of the Ruskin School of Art in Oxford, founded the Fine Arts College in 1978 with fellow artist Nicholas Cochrane. It started life as a specialist sixth form college for art and art history with just 20 pupils; numbers grew and in 1982 a

full arts and humanities A Level curriculum was added. By the early 1990s, a GCSE programme was in place, and the college was thrilled to welcome its first Year 9 pupils this September – a natural entry point to prepare for GCSEs. Fine Arts College also offers a Portfolio course, aimed at preparing students for Art Foundation. Its founders always saw the college as a bridge between school and university, a place that encouraged self-discipline and self-motivation, and this distinctive philosophy is still very much in evidence today. As Cave points out: “The informal nature of relationships between staff and students strengthens high expectations and encourages a rigorous approach to work.” Outstanding teaching and facilities The students at Fine Arts College are fortunate to be taught by staff who, as well as being highly experienced educators, are often distinguished musicians, artists, filmmakers,

A unique ethos Entry to the College is based on academic and creative potential, rather than prior academic performance. The process varies slightly at GCSE, A Level and Portfolio stage, but references from previous schools and an informal interview play an important part. The College’s ethos is rooted in the belief that, with the right encouragement, students can flourish academically and creatively. The school prides itself on being able to identify and nurture talent that may have been overlooked in other school environments. Small class sizes, outstanding teaching and excellent pastoral care make this possible. And it is reflected in the impressive results achieved: this summer, students celebrated a nine per cent year-on-year improvement on A level results. Leavers have gone on to a wide range of prestigious destinations, including Russell Group and US universities and elite art colleges such as Central Saint Martins and Parsons School of Design in New York.

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Adam Pettitt

words by Claire Atherton

Highgate School

No Brexit for books We may be about to leave the European Union, but our love affair with children’s fiction from the continent doesn’t have to end. Here are five all-time classics (and possible stocking fillers) from across the Channel. Bonne lecture!

The Adventures of Asterix René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, France/Belgium Asterix is a plucky Gaul who, with his boar-hunting, menhircarrying mate Obelix and some potent magic potion, takes on the Roman occupiers in 50BC. With its tongue-in-cheek names (think Getafix the druid and Unhygienix the fishmonger) and gentle application of national stereotypes, this 37-volume comic series has been making children and adults laugh since 1959.

Emil and the Detectives Erich Kästner, Germany Emil Tischbein’s mother sends him to Berlin with money for his grandmother. But he falls asleep on the train, and when he wakes up, both the money and the dodgy fellow in his carriage have gone. Will Emil and his motley crew track down the perp? And will the adults believe Herr Grundeis is guilty?

The Moomins Tove Jansson, Finland/Sweden The official website describes Moomins as “white and roundish trolls with large snouts”. But being a bit funny-looking hasn’t prevented them from building up a devoted global fan base for their books, or becoming a €700m-a-year brand. Oh, and they’ve got a theme park too.

How would you sum up the school in a sentence? We once dreamed up the phrase: ‘A jump-out-of-bed school’. We liked the idea that teenagers, insofar as they jump out of bed to do anything, would be happy and excited about coming to school. That feels true of Highgate. How would you describe the atmosphere? Energetic, lively, playful, questioning, anti-pompous, hard-working, aspirational, outward-looking.

Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales Hans Christian Andersen, Denmark He may have written plays, novels and poems, but it’s for his 168 fairy tales that Hans Christian Andersen is best known. From Thumbelina to The Ugly Duckling, his stories have delighted adults and children for 150 years. And in doing so, they’ve become part of our shared cultural consciousness.

Pippi Longstocking Astrid Lindgren, Sweden What’s a superhumanly strong nine-year-old girl to do when her father (and only living parent) vanishes at sea? Go and live in a house with just a pet monkey, a pet horse and a suitcase full of gold, of course. Pippi’s skewed take on life and defiant attitude have made her an enduring character – not to mention a poster child for the feminist movement. Girl power!

The Shortlist Whitehall Park School State co-ed day school for pupils aged 4 to 11 (020 7561 0113; white Highgate School Co-ed independent day school for pupils aged 3 to 18 years (020 8340 1524; uk)

Ladybird Montessori School Co-ed nursery for children aged 2 to 5 years – mornings only (020 8348 3054; Channing School Independent day school for girls aged 4 to 18 years (020 8340 2328;

Avenue Nursery & Pre-Preparatory School Co-ed nursery and pre-prep school for children aged 2.5 to 7 years (020 8348 6815; avenuenursery. com)

What’s your personal educational ethos? Children are born curious with an insatiable thirst for knowing stuff and for asking questions. Those instincts need nurturing so that young adults are still as excited about knowledge and discovery as they were when they were setting out at school. How can you help pupils to transition to the next stage of their lives? We’re blessed with excellent links to work experience and employability schemes, as well as to many leading universities. We also have a Careers and Employability specialist, recruited from Sky, to help our pupils grow into employable young adults. How do you look after the wellbeing of your pupils? We have a ‘five-a-day’ for our pupils’ wellbeing, which we underpin with strong pastoral care and responsive promotion of good mental health. It’s all overseen by a Director of Wellbeing who is there for pupils, parents and teachers alike. Highgate School, North Road, N6 (020 8340 1524;


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WIMPOLE STREET, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 This interior designed three bedroom apartment located on Wimpole Street, close to the junction of New Cavendish Street, is approximately 1,295 sq ft (120 sq m). A delightful, spacious duplex apartment on the ground and first floor of a beautiful period house in prime central Marylebone. The apartment boasts a grand entrance hall with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen and reception room. The internal common parts have recently been redecorated and re-carpeted, retaining original features. Ideally situated a few moments` walk from Marylebone High Street. Bond Street and Oxford Circus underground stations together with access to the A40/M40 are within close proximity. The open spaces of Regents Park are also nearby. Please see website for full details.


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REGENTS PLAZA APARTMENTS, GREVILLE ROAD, NW6 Beautifully refurbished three bedroom apartment in a 24 hour portered building with wooden floors, an excellent kitchen, a small balcony, two bathrooms and an underground parking space. The property is conveniently located on the borders of St Johns Wood, Maida Vale and Kilburn and is close to tube stations and bus routes directly to the West End. Heating and water included. EPC Rating B


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ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 A newly painted and carpeted three bedroom duplex apartment (arranged over 4th & 5th floors) in this small contemporary style building close to Regent’s Park and St John’s Wood High Street. Good size Reception/Dining Room with Wood Flooring ■ Kitchen ■ 3 Bedrooms (2 Doubles) ■ 2 Bathrooms (1 En Suite) ■ Guest WC ■ Lift ■ EPC D £665 per week

ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 A grand & spacious family home (approx. 2,706 sq.ft. / 251.72 sq.m.) on the raised ground floor with direct views over Regent’s Park located in this high calibre and secure block situated at the corner of Prince Albert Road & St John’s Wood High Street with the attendant shopping & restaurants only a short walk to the Underground Station (Jubilee Line). Spacious Entrance Hall ■ Grand Reception Room ■ Dining Room ■ Brand new Kitchen/Breakfast Room ■ 4 Double Bedrooms ■ Study ■ 3 Bathrooms (2 En Suite) High Ceilings throughout ■ Porter ■ Communal Gardens ■ Off Street Parking ■ EPC D £1,900 per week


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


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BOYDELL COURT APARTMENTS & PENTHOUSES TO LET ST JOHNS WOOD PARK | LONDON NW8 6NJ Set within a gated complex with 24 hour Concierge and off street parking

Prices start from £1100 per week

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£240 pw Furnished

Manhattan Studio/Living Area | 1 Bathroom | Apartment 24hr Concierge | Gym & Spa | Communal Garden | EPC-C Beaufort Park 020 3503 0534


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3 Bedrooms | Reception | 2 Bathrooms | House Garden | Close to Amenities | Near Tube | EPC-D Highgate 020 3503 0892


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2 Bedrooms | Reception | 1 Bathroom | Apartment Roof Terrace | Close to Amenities | Near Tube | EPC-C Highgate 020 3503 0892


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4 Bedrooms | 3 Receptions | 4 Bathrooms | House Balcony | Garden | Cinema | Near Station | EPC-D

3 Bedrooms | Reception | 3 Bathrooms | Apartment Garden | Conservatory | Parking | Near Tube | EPC-E

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