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Patio perfect Our pick of design-led pieces to inject some style into your outdoor space this summer She's electric Take a tour of interior stylist Sacha Berger's dazzling home

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Made in Mayfair Cocktail king Tony Conigliaro and ex-El Bulli chef Rob Roy Cameron offer a fresh voice on the W1 scene The best London properties

Advice and insight from our agents

Dates for the diary

Your guide to Little Venice and Maida Vale

What are they going to see from down there, really?



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CONTENTS 37 Hot list What to see and where to go this month


41 Lust list Shake a tail feather: Carnival is coming to town and it’s time to get kitted out

42 Interview There’s alchemy going on with a new collaboration between Tony Conigliaro and Rob Roy Cameron

46 Style & wellbeing We’ve gone all high tech with a round-up of clever gadgets and a new fitness concept


48 Food & drink If you can’t be beside the seaside this month, Westbourne Grove’s newest restaurant, Bucket, is the next best thing

50 Travel


Dreaming of a Riviera escape? From private jet travel to the finest Provençal hospitality, we show you how to do the South of France in style

56 Interiors Give your garden as much thought as your home, with al fresco takes on design classics

62 Access all areas Can’t find calm in the Capital? You clearly haven’t been to Little Venice and Maida Vale, where the finest waterside living is on offer

71 New developments The best new homes on the market


Summer in the city

Liz Skone James, Editor

I’ve always thought that there’s much to recommend London in August (not least the fact that it is so beautifully quiet everywhere). If you’re sticking around this month, from open-air film screenings and outdoor theatre, to the thrill of the annual Notting Hill Carnival, you’ll find plenty of ideas for things to keep you busy within these pages. And, while the crowds are away, it’s a great opportunity to get yourself down to hip new Mayfair restaurant and bar, Gazelle. Read all about the concept in our interview with founders Tony Conigliaro and Rob Roy Cameron. There’s also no better time to explore one of London’s most beautiful waterside neighbourhoods, so check out our guide to Maida Vale and Little Venice. And if you must escape, may we suggest the South of France? You’ll find me right here, reclining on my designer sun lounger, though.

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Telegraph Hill, Hampstead, NW3 7





ÂŁ9,850,000 Joint Sole Agent | Freehold | EPC C

A magnificent, recently constructed detached residence of 8,589 sq ft, retaining its original facade and situated on a prime elevated site, allowing for stunning views from the upper floors. Designed by the award winning architects PKS, the generous accommodation is principally arranged over four floors, accessed via a striking elliptical staircase. The house provides a principal bedroom suite with ‘his and hers’ dressing rooms and bathrooms and a private terrace, five further bedroom suites and a self contained staff suite. The raised ground floor features a fully fitted Dada designed kitchen/breakfast room with Gaggenau and Miele appliances throughout, a dining room and 40' double reception room with direct access to a sun trap terrace and a tiered landscaped garden. The lower level of the house provides a cinema room, gym and indoor swimming pool, plus a double integral garage and off-street parking for three cars.



Glenmore Road, Belsize Park, NW3 5



ÂŁ3,575,000 Sole Agent | Freehold | EPC D

An exceptional mid-terraced Victorian five bedroom family house, located in this desirable tree lined road in Belsize Park. The current owners have recently refurbished this outstanding and elegant home to a high standard throughout, incorporating numerous luxury features whilst retaining the character of the house. The accommodation is arranged as an elegant reception room and large kitchen, open-plan to an extended dining/family room on the ground floor. The first floor has a comfortably appointed master bedroom with en suite bathroom & dressing room and a guest bedroom with en suite bathroom. The second floor comprises three bedrooms (one currently used as a study) and a family bathroom. The attic has been converted to provide a playroom and the house is further enhanced by a delightful patio garden. The extensive amenities and transport facilities of Belsize Park (Northern Line) are within 100 metres.

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A fabulous three bedroom apartment (1014sqft/94.2sqm) beautifully presented throughout set within a central Maida Vale location equidistant from Maida and Warwick Avenue tube stations. EPC Rating: D

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




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Set within a private gated development in Hampstead is this magnificent and extremely well presented three/four double bedroomed, two reception, two bathroom three storey coach house that forms part of the desirable Seasons complex. The house has been meticulously designed to incorporate contemporary living whilst retaining traditional characteristic features. The accommodation to the ground floor comprises of a large entrance hallway, a stunning dual aspect 30ft reception room and bedroom four/study. The lower floor level offers excellent natural light to the charming kitchen area and the 18ft dining room which leads onto the impressive private West facing garden. The upper floor boasts three generous sized bedrooms (one with an ensuite bathroom) and a family bathroom. Further benefits include a guest cloakroom, one secure allocated parking space and a share of the freehold. The Seasons is a stunning private residence located on West Heath Road in Hampstead and offers easy access to Hampstead Village, Hampstead Heath and Golders Hill Park.

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


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020 8458 7311

ROWAN WALK, N2 £2,795,000 Positioned in this very quiet tree lined road is this fantastically proportioned 6 bedroom fully detached family home. The property offers nearly 2900sqft of well-appointed accommodation over 3 floors. The ground floor consists of a very welcoming reception hallway with w.c. and double doors leading into a stunning ‘L’ shaped lounge dining room with direct access to the rear garden. There is a beautiful Kitchen breakfast room which also leads into a very comfortable family T.V. room.The first floor offers 4 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms 2 of which are en-suite and a utility room.




SOLE AGENT To the second floor there is a large master bedroom with a fantastic en suite bathroom with a separate shower cubicle and walk in wardrobe. Further benefits include a beautiful west facing rear garden and off street parking. RECEPTION ROOM: MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN SUITE: 4/5 FURTHER BEDROOMS (2 WITH EN SUITE): FAMILY BATHROOM: KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: DINING ROOM: FAMILY ROOM: UTILITY & GUEST WC: OFF STREET PARKING: REAR GARDEN. EPC Rating- E.


020 8458 7311

THE BISHOPS AVENUE, N2 £5,000,000 Occupying a prominent corner position on The Bishops Avenue, which is one of London’s premier residential addresses, a newly refurbished detached freehold house, fully air conditioned and finished to the highest standard. The bright and airy accommodation is arranged over three floors only with bespoke joinery throughout and a blend of classical features and contemporary design.Complementing the sophisticated architecture designed interior is a superb leisure complex with a 16 metre indoor swimming pool.





incorporating Benham & Reeves Sales

Parsifal Road, NW6 ÂŁ4,250,000

This four/five bedroom house is set over three floors and has a terrace, gym with a sauna and a rear garden. There are two reception rooms, five bathrooms, a wine cellar and off-street parking. The spacious master bedroom has an en suite, walk-in wardrobe and direct access to the terrace, energy rating c. Dexters West Hampstead. 106 West End Lane, London, NW6 2LS T: 020 7644 9300 E: westhampsteadsales@dexters.co.uk




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Formosa Street, W9 ÂŁ4,100,000

Arranged over five floors, a Victorian house with five bedrooms and three bathrooms. On the ground floor, there is a large open plan kitchen/dining room leading to a south facing patio. The master bedroom has built-in wardrobes and overlooks a private mews, energy rating e. Dexters Maida Vale. 125 Shirland Road, London, W9 2EP T: 020 7266 2020 E: maidavalesales@dexters.co.uk



THE MARLOWES, NW8 34 1984 - 2018

A superb four bedroom semi-detached neo-Georgian house arranged over three floors extending to 1,964 sq ft/183 sq m. The property enjoys an enviable internal position within this highly sought after development and benefits from a rear garden and off street parking for two cars. There is further opportunity to extend and make alterations to ones ‘own style and specification’, subject to relevant consents & permissions. ENTRANCE HALL • GUEST CLOAKROOM • FORMAL RECEPTON ROOM • DINING ROOM • KITCHEN • TV ROOM/STUDY • CONSERVATORY • MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN-SUITE BATHROOM • 3 FURTHER BEDROOMS • FAMILY BATHROOM • CENTRAL HEATING • REAR GARDEN • OFF STREET PARKING FOR 2 CARS • WITHIN EASY REACH OF BOTH ON ST. JOHN’S WOOD AND SWISS COTTAGE (JUBILEE LINE) AND LOCAL BUS STOPS. FREEHOLD





WALSINGHAM, ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 A fantastic opportunity to acquire a wonderful and spacious two bedroom apartment (originally arranged as a three bedroom and easily converted back) with outstanding views towards part of the London skyline and Primrose Hill. The flat is situated on the 6th floor of this highly regarded portered block and benefits from a garage. The property is one of the larger corner units and would offer the opportunity to create a lovely family home, investment or pied-a-terre. Walsingham forms part of the exclusive ‘Queensmead’ development which is noted for its excellent 24hr porterage, high level of security and residents off street parking facilities. The block is conveniently situated on St John’s Wood Park between Swiss Cottage & St John’s Wood tube stations (Jubilee Line), thereby offering excellent access to an array of amenities and facilities.

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David McGuinness Property Consultant david.mcguinness@sandfords.com

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



An impressive, freehold, Georgian building which is configured as seven well presented self contained apartments which are all let on AST tenancies. The property comprises two studio flats, four one bedroom apartments and one three bedroom duplex apartment on the upper two floors. Montagu Street is a located to the south of Montagu Square, between George Street and Upper Berkeley Street. The property is located close to Portman Square and the varied shopping and transport facilities of Oxford Street.

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Mark Nash Senior Sales Negotiator mark.nash@sandfords.com

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



A wonderful double fronted low built Nash villa, of approximately 1,759 sqft, in this enchanting enclave moments from Regents Park. The accommodation comprises three bedrooms, two of which have ensuite bathrooms, two reception rooms, separate eat-in kitchen, plenty of storage and a patio garden. Park Village West is located on the eastern side of Regent’s Park. The nearest Underground stations are Great Portland Street (Circle, District, and Metropolitan Lines), and Camden Town (Northern Line), both of which are 0.8 miles and 0.5 miles away respectively. EPC Rating F.

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The house on the premier road.





Byron Drive, N2 • Impressive double height entrance hall with sweeping staircase • The house benefits from a self-contained one bedroom annexe • Gated driveway provides parking which leads onto the double garage Byron Drive is an exclusive cul de sac directly off Bishops Avenue. Located within easy reach of East Finchley underground station and Kenwood House.

Our Hampstead expert, Sarah James, looks forward to helping you. sarah.james@knightfrank.com 020 7431 8686 07889 534932

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The home with a stunning garden.





Carlton Hill, St John's Wood NW8 • A beautifully modernised home • Benefiting from a 90ft south facing garden • Thoughtfully configured with excellent entertainment space and ample bedroom accommodation. Carlton Hill is located close to the shopping facilities of St. John's Wood High Street, the transport facilities of the underground Station, as well as the American School and Regent's Park.

Our St John's Wood expert, James Simpson, looks forward to helping you. james.simpson@knightfrank.com 0207 483 8347 0725 837985

knightfrank.co.uk Connecting people & property, perfectly. Guide price £6,750,000 Freehold



D O W N S H I R E H I L L , H A M P S T E A D, N W 3

A S T U N N I N G G R A D E I I L I S T E D R E G E N C Y T O W N H O U S EÂ A charming family home ideally located at the favoured end of one of Hampstead's finest and most sought after roads. Set behind a generous secluded front garden this balconied Strawberry Hill Gothic house is part of a pair, believed to be one of the oldest houses in the road and

A C C O M M O D AT I O N F I V E B E D S, T W O B AT H S, F I V E R E C E P T I O N R O O M S A S K I N G P R I C E ÂŁ4,250,000



dates from the early 19th Century. The house is presented in excellent decorative order throughout and offers excellent family orientated accommodation adorned with many of the original features.

A property to call home

Savills St John's Wood & Regent's Park

020 3043 3600

A beautifully presented house, with 3 floors on Springfield Road, St. John's Wood, NW8 3 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, utility room, front and rear garden, garage & off street parking, 357 sq m (3,843 sq ft), EPC=D

Guide ÂŁ7.25 million | Freehold

Talk to us today Zach Madison Savills St. John's Wood & Regent's Park 020 3043 3609 zmadison@savills.com

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Hocroft Avenue

The Hocrofts NW2

A large five bedroom semi-detached family house located on this favoured turning within the ever popular Hocrofts. This wonderful property comprises ample living and entertaining space on the ground floor including a kitchen/dining room, two large reception rooms and a study. The ground floor leads out to an 80ft private garden. EPC rating E

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Elgin Avenue

Little Venice W9

Set on the raised ground floor and garden level of a wonderful mid terrace Victorian conversion is this stunning three bedroom garden duplex. With a private entrance on the garden level, the apartment spans over 2,000 sq ft and is charmingly and tastefully finished with spectacular flow and light. EPC rating C

ÂŁ2,700,000 share of freehold

Little Venice

020 7286 4632





A detached house arranged over four floors and providing 4,267 sq ft / 396 sq m of accommodation, located in the cul-de-sac section of Clifton Hill. The house was newly constructed for the current owners around 10 years ago, and features a south-facing rear garden, off street parking for one car, and excellent bedroom and entertaining space. The master bedroom suite occupies the whole of the first floor and comprises a large bedroom, bathroom, shower room, dressing room and study. The upper floor features three double bedroom suites, and the garden floor offers additional flexible bedroom / entertaining space. EPC rating C. FREEHOLD


ASKING PRICE £7,750,000




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Located to the rear of this stunning stucco fronted Nash terrace is this charming, low built, four bedroom, three bathroom house (3,467 sq ft / 332 sq m), mainly arranged over two floors. The house is in good decorative condition throughout and offers spacious well planned accommodation, with the further benefit of a garage and storerooms. The house is located on the Outer Circle and offers a fine view over Regent’s Park from the reception room. Regent’s Park underground station and the amenities of Marylebone High Street and St John’s Wood High Street are nearby. EPC rating E. LEASEHOLD


ASKING PRICE £4,950,000


020 7722 3322 arlingtonresidential.com

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A beautiful, Victorian, semi-detached home on South Hill Park, Hampstead, NW3 enjoying an idyllic position overlooking Hampstead Ponds and Heath beyond. The spacious accommodation is arranged over five floors with a private mature garden and roof terrace that enjoys uninterrupted views. Located on a sought after road with easy reach of the facilities at South End Green and equidistant between Hampstead and Belsize Park. Energy Efficiency Rating - D62

Hampstead 020 7435 4404








This exceptional, detached, luxury residence on Grange Road, Kenwood, N6 extending to approximately 9730 sq ft featuring eight bedrooms, seven bathrooms and an innovative and bespoke kitchen, leisure complex, swimming pool, hot tub, relaxation zone, glass walled gymnasium, steam room and a large driveway. Energy Efficiency Rating - C82

Highgate 020 8347 2600 | Hampstead 020 7435 4404







LOUDOUN ROAD, NW8 £2,600,000 JOINT SOLE AGENT An opportunity to purchase a contemporary five bedroom freehold family home located on this tree lined street in St John’s Wood close to the junction with Carlton Hill. The house 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 | EPC – D

ST JOHN’S WOOD | 020 7586 7001 stjohnswood@winkworth.co.uk





SOUTH LODGE, CIRCUS ROAD, NW8 £2,950,000 JOINT SOLE AGENT This wonderful, bright three bedroom apartment could be your perfect home. Set on the second floor of this elegant building the property is renovated throughout and all bedrooms benefit from en suite facilities. South Lodge enjoys, 24 hour porterage, a lovely communal garden and is ideally located within 0.3 miles of the chic cafes and restaurants of St John’s Wood High Street. The closest underground station is St John’s Wood (Jubilee Line). Master Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom | Second Bedroom with En Suite Shower Room | Third Bedroom with En Suite Shower Room | Guest WC | Reception Room | Dining Room | Kitchen | Communal Hot Water & Heating | Passenger Lift | Porterage | Video Entrance Phone | EPC – D

ST JOHN’S WOOD | 020 7586 7001






THE BISHOPS AVENUE HAMPSTEAD N2 A BRAND NEW LUXURY MANSION WITH SWEEPING DRIVE SET BEHIND SECURITY GATES Occupying a prominent one acre plot (approx.) in the best part of The Bishops Avenue, which is one of the most coveted addresses in London, if not Europe. This brand new Freehold property extends to over 24,000ft² (2230m²) with a separate garage block. There is an array of majestic Reception rooms, 2 Galleried Entrance Halls and at least 7 Bedroom Suites together with separate Staff quarters. There is a complete Leisure/Wellbeing Complex with a spectacular Indoor Pool, Sauna, Steam Room and Gym. The ceiling heights of the rooms are extraordinary as is the natural light which streams into most of the accommodation above ground.




Price on application Freehold

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Joint Sole Agents

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A rare opportunity to purchase a beautifully presented, lateral detached Gothic villa (518 sq m/ 5,579 sq ft) arranged predominately over two floors, with detailed (implemented) planning consent to provide additional lower ground floor leisure accommodation of 235 sq m/2,531 sq ft. This very special home located in St John’s Wood Conservation Area and originally built in 1843, provides well planned family accommodation (5/6 bedrooms) featuring natural light and spacious well-proportioned rooms. The house boasts a magnificent secluded landscaped rear garden measuring 25.7 m x 18.3 m/84 ft x 60 ft, together with a gated landscaped front garden. ACCOMMODATION & AMENITIES Principal bedroom with ‘her’ en-suite dressing room & bathroom and ‘his’ en-suite study/ dressing room & shower room, 4/5 further bedrooms, 1 with ‘Jack & Jill’ en-suite bathroom & 3 with en-suite shower rooms, drawing room, dining room, family room, games room/bedroom 5, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, plant room, guest cloakroom, partial air conditioning, storeroom, gated landscaped front garden, large terrace leading to a landscaped rear garden, secure off-street parking for 3 cars. EPC=D.

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KNOW YOUR LIMITS What exactly are restrictive covenants? Are they enforceable, and in what circumstances might they be discharged? Simon Nosworthy, Head of Property at Osbornes, has the answers

application to HM Land Registry. For the Land Registry to do this all persons who have an interest in the benefit of a particular covenant must be identified and all must agree to the discharge of the covenant. The body that deals with applications to discharge or modify restrictive covenants is the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber).

The sale of ‘Harry the Hermit’s’ land next to Hampstead Heath in June this year highlights how the existence of restrictive covenants over property or land can limit its usage. In this case, the half-acre plot is subject to a legal agreement or covenant drawn up in 1923 stating that no buildings can be built upon the land. This explains why the plot was sold at auction for only £154,000! What is a restrictive covenant? A restrictive covenant is a provision, or promise, contained in a deed to land that restricts or limits its use; the proper term is a “burden” of a covenant. The covenant is bound to the land and may limit all future owners or occupiers at any time. Positive covenants A “positive” covenant is a promise to do something, or to contribute money. So you may be under a positive covenant for the upkeep of a shared driveway, trees or a fence. The burden to deal with such matters does not generally tie in future owners of land, unless any future owner enters into a deed of covenant consenting in the future to observe the positive covenants.

What is the intention of a restrictive covenant? Restrictive covenants have been in existence for hundreds of years and were often designed to preserve the image of an area or development and have been used to restrict the growth of commercial businesses within a residential area. A great local example is the 880 acres of North London that form the Hampstead Garden Suburb, where residents are bound by covenants to ensure the character of the suburb is preserved. Are restrictive covenants enforceable? Simply put, yes they are – in the same way that any other contract is enforceable. If a covenant has been breached, the person who benefits from the covenant may sue the person who is bound by the covenant. However, there may be situations where they will fail. For example, if the covenant is too uncertain or ambiguous to be capable of enforcement or if the covenant is contrary to public policy. Can you discharge or modify a restrictive covenant? To remove or ‘unburden’ a property or land from a restrictive covenant will require an

What should you expect from your solicitor? Before purchasing your property, your solicitor should bring to your attention any restrictive covenants that may appear on the title deeds. These would appear on the HM Land Registry register for the property. We are referring to freehold covenants in this article, but any leasehold covenants would appear in the lease to your property. Your solicitor should investigate the extent to which these covenants may still be enforceable, and advise you as to the level of risk of enforcement in the event of a breach and whether you should consider taking out covenant indemnity insurance. Thought would need to be given to the extent to which there were any parties still in existence that could enforce the covenant.

Osbornes Law can advise you on any residential or commercial property issue. The firm also has a specialist property disputes and litigation department, which, in the first instance, will always seek to assist you resolve a matter without going to Court. For more information contact Simon Nosworthy on 020 7485 8811, simon.nosworthy@ osborneslaw.com. Osborneslaw.com

Forthcoming Event – 19th September 2018 St. Stephen’s, Rosslyn Hill Laws of Nature & Laws of the Land – Can They Cohabit Happily in a Basement? Osbornes along with The Heath & Hampstead Society are holding a talk on basement excavations. Speaking will be leading Geologist Dr Michael De Freitas and Property Litigation Lawyer Shilpa Mathuradas. Find out more on Osborneslaw.com


Hot list

What to see and do this month | words by Karen Heaney


London Letters

Published 21 August However well you think you know your neighbourhood, there are always hidden corners and secret places to discover. London Letters, an A-to-Z guidebook in postcard form, is a wonderful way to explore 26 of the city’s postcodes. The front of the cards display Lucy Stephen’s distinctive letter designs and fold out to reveal an illustrated map, while the back has a quirky bucket list of things to do in the area. Whether you’re a lifelong Londoner or new to the Capital, the cards are a delightful way to add to your local knowledge. And when you return from your ramblings, you can mount and frame your favourites. £10.99 (quartoknows.com)


The Humans

30 Aug-13 Oct | Hampstead Theatre Stephen Karam’s Tony-award-winning, semi-improvised Broadway play makes its London debut on Hampstead Theatre’s main stage. Three generations of the Blake family are gathered for Thanksgiving in a ramshackle apartment in New York’s Chinatown. In this pressure-cooker environment, issues from the past and the present bubble to the surface. Performed by the original cast (which includes Sarah Steele, aka Marissa in The Good Wife and The Good Fight), this is a excoriating examination of the death of the American Dream.

Eton Avenue, NW3 (020 7722 9301; hampsteadtheatre.com) fabricmagazine.co.uk



Little Shop of Horrors

03 Aug-15 Sep | Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre A plant-themed show in a Royal Park – a match made in Heaven, surely. Billed as a “botanical bloodfest” and “like Faust on fertiliser”, this mean, green monster musical rounds off another open air theatre season in Regent’s Park. Fans will be tapping their toes along to the familiar tunes, while first-timers will enjoy getting to know Seymour the hapless florist, his carnivorous plant Audrey II and the cast of misfits on Skid Row in this darkly humorous homage to ’50s horror movies. Inner Circle, NW1 (0844 826 4242; openairtheatre.com)


Leighton House Summer Fete

04 Aug | Leighton House Museum It’s picnic baskets at the ready for this year’s Children’s Summer Fete in the magical grounds of Leighton House Museum. As you might expect from such a historic venue, the event has something of a heritage theme. Expect special guests from Dr. Johnson’s House, Benjamin Franklin House, the Ragged School Museum and The William Morris Society at Kelmscott House, who will be laying on a host of family-friendly activities, treats and surprises. And like all the best things in life, it’s free.

12 Holland Park Road, W14 (rbkc.gov.uk/events)


© Carnival Cinema

Gravity & Other Myths: Backbone

14-19 Aug | Royal Festival Hall The clue is in the name. The latest show from Australia’s celebrated acrobatic circus troupe is a high-octane, gravity-defying exploration of the limits of human strength. In a deceptively low-fi production, the troupe perform a series of ensemble works that demand extraordinary agility and absolute trust in each other. Guaranteed to have jaws dropping and eyes popping, this show is a real crowd pleaser. If the sheer athleticism of what’s taking place on stage doesn’t persuade you to crank up your gym sessions, nothing will. Belvedere Road, SE1 (020 3879 9555; southbankcentre.co.uk) 38




Film4 Summer Screen

09-22 Aug | Somerset House Who’d have thought that with a climate as dodgy as ours outdoor cinema would become such a thing? But with an unseasonally hot summer to date, the augurs are good for this year’s al fresco film fest in the glorious setting of Somerset House. All films in this year’s line-up reflect on “dreams, fantasies, nocturnes and reveries”, with a rich mix of hotly-anticipated new releases (The Wife, American Animals); old favourites (Rebecca, Sleeping Beauty) and inspired double bills (Labyrinth + The Wizard of Oz). Behind the scenes talks and guest appearances add to the fun. A must for silver screen fans.

Nature Explorers in the Royal Parks

Strand, WC2R (0333 320 2836; somersethouse.org.uk)


Angela de la Cruz: Bare

Until 18 Aug | Lisson Gallery When is a painting not a painting? It’s a fascinating question, and one that’s explored from many different angles in Bare. De la Cruz’s work sits in an unruly space between painting and sculpture – canvases are pierced, slashed or unleashed from their stretchers to create anarchic 3D forms that slump on plinths or hang from frames. Their power lies in the tension between strength and fragility, the beauty and the broken. The exhibition also includes a number of works from the Turner-prize nominated artist’s Crate series. These warped hollow, aluminium forms are wedged into smaller containers, their twisted, impacted shapes giving the impression of having been dropped from a great height or fallen from the sky. Intriguing.

Take your young explorer to The Royal Parks this summer to uncover nature, history and fun within London’s most beautiful green spaces. Through the Nature Explorers programme, your child will investigate a different topic each time they visit, like taking a closer look at the beetles and butterflies that call the parks home, spending the day discovering Hyde Park’s waterways or filming a documentary about the Park’s minibeasts. For £20, you can drop your explorer off from 10am-3pm and trust that he or she is in good hands with The Royal Parks’ experienced learning team! Upcoming dates include 8 August and 23 October 2018. The programme is suitable for children aged 8-11 years. To find out more, visit royalparks.org.uk/ events 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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As Mayfair welcomes Gazelle, an exciting joint venture between master mixologist Tony Conigliaro and ex-El Bulli chef Rob Roy Cameron, we get seated with the dynamic duo just in time for the dress rehearsal


Words Ali Howard Photography Leon Chew Grooming Jay Zhang

London is experiencing an uncommon heatwave; the air is thick, the traffic is slow and Piccadilly is shimmering. Turning onto Albemarle Street I’m shown through the discreet door of an otherwise boarded-up façade. The decorators are still in and the paint fumes only add to the heady mix, but once inside the inner sanctum of this late-Georgian townhouse the glamour is palpable. Offering a fresh voice on the Mayfair scene, this is a destination bar as much as it is a restaurant, and the atmosphere’s already abuzz as finishing touches are put in place. There’s an undeniable heat surrounding these two and what they’re cooking up – and it has little to do with the 28 degree sunshine outside. Tony had the name for Gazelle way before the physical realisation of the venue. Inspired by Truman Capote’s ‘swans’, the nickname given to the American writer’s inner circle of female friends, Tony wanted a similar animal muse for the project’s moniker, but one which perhaps didn’t scream ‘London pub’. “I was looking out for a name that symbolised that same kind of elegance and femininity,” he says. “Someone mentioned a gazelle and I thought, what a great image that paints, and so it kind of stuck.” The space was designed with long-time collaborator Shaun Clarkson and is everything you’d expect from a chic Mayfair eatery that exudes old Hollywood glamour – there’s no doubt Jay Gatsby would approve of this interior. It’s very ‘fashion’, too, from the flashy gold and fandango-pink walls to the gilded gazelle horn door handles; the stylish pendants and chandeliers to the plush, cream hide seating. “We took inspiration from fashion designers like Haider Ackermann,” Tony confirms, “his use of colours and textures and satins and silks… We wanted to do something bold and joyous, full of life and uplifting.” Gazelle offers a day-to-night concept that’s reflected in both the décor and the menu. Lunch and dinner will be served on the lower floor with its rich, golden glow before evening drinks and snacks take over in the moodier velvety surrounds of the upstairs bar. But there’ll be no clocking off for the El Bulli alumnus and his team. In fact, for Rob, this is where the fun really begins with wholly creative pairings. Placing food and drink on an equal footing is 42



“For me it’s a logical extension to kind of explore the dynamic that happens between kitchen and bar” indeed Gazelle’s raison d’être and I wonder if there’s a distinctly Spanish influence at play here. “It’s an evolution,” says Rob. “There’s always been this separation between bartenders and chefs but it’s starting to come together. At El Bulli in the late ’90s they were doing cocktails as part of the dish and the menu. I think it’s changing now in London, there are more bars having chefs help out or advise, or they’re having chefs do food. It’s going in a good direction.” Working with the food menu is an entirely comfortable arrangement for East London’s cocktail king, too: “I’ve worked a lot with restaurants so there was always a big connection with food,” says Tony. “I was one of the first bartenders to really work with chefs so for me it’s a logical extension to kind of explore the dynamic that happens between kitchen and bar, which is obviously very different to when we first started out.”

Serving up modern European cuisine with global influences, I’m keen to find out what flavours we can expect but I’ll have to wait until the opening to get a true taste. Nevertheless, I’m salivating on words alone: “At the moment we’ve got the cured halibut with activated charcoal and citrus,” reveals Rob. “The menu’s going to evolve a lot. It’s been really fun going to the lab and seeing all the by products, all the things they’re not using that we can use in the kitchen: spices that they infuse and then don’t need afterwards – maybe it takes off a bitterness that it originally had, or it’s slightly sweeter, or it changes the flavour a bit... We go once a week and have a rummage through the cupboards. It’s been really interesting!” For Tony on the drinks side, that process of painstaking research has proved equally fruitful: “We’ve looked a lot at our top drinks that we’ve had at our other venues and just fabricmagazine.co.uk



really pushed them to that next level, you know, things that people will recognise but also newer drinks based around what Rob’s been doing with the food,” he tells me. “We’ve got a really strong non-alcoholic offering as well, it’s really refined, more refined than we’ve ever done, so that’s exciting.” But I’m told it’s their comprehensive Champagne cocktail list that’s really set to sparkle – and to set Gazelle apart from all the rest: “We were scratching our heads and couldn’t think of anywhere around the world that does a really good Champagne cocktail list. That was a major focus for us and obviously that’s wine-based as such, which ties in nicely with the food.” Gazelle’s location could not be more perfect – a cultural and foodie hotspot bang in the centre of town. But it wasn’t so much that Rob and Tony chose Mayfair, rather Mayfair chose them: the pair were headhunted by the current landlord. “It was a really great opportunity, they really liked what we do and wanted us to be part of the growing community they’re curating on this street,” Tony explains. “You’ve got some really great places all the way down, you’ve got the refurb of Browns and so on, so there’s a lot going on. It’s becoming like a whole-street destination.” I wonder what kind of clientele they’ll be expecting, given Gazelle’s glitzy coordinates. “We’re going to get people who live in Mayfair but being so central I think we’ll get people from all over,” enthuses Rob. “I think because of the style of the project it’s going to draw a mix that’s a bit different from the usual Mayfair crowd.” Tony agrees, telling me that they looked specifically at what was missing in the area and tried to deduce what people really wanted from a new opening here. A host of interesting collaborators, including New York photographer Zackery Michael, whose work will adorn the walls, will no doubt attract a fashion-savvy footfall. “I think some of the younger crowd are looking for something a bit more fun, but in a stylish way, not classic Mayfair. That’s being diplomatic,” Tony laughs, “a bit more bohemian.” The drinks man sums it up best when he tells me: “There’s space for something fresh.” And if anyone’s tuned into the zeitgeist of modern Mayfair, it’s this creative duo. “We both, separately, came to the same conclusion, which is about the flavours, purely ingredient-based, flavour-based stuff,” Tony continues. “There’s a Leonardo da Vinci quote, ‘simplicity is the greatest sophistication’ – it’s really hard to make things that are really simple, but are excellent. You can do all these flashy things, but to be really precise and simple, and have a really beautiful dish, or a beautiful drink, takes a hell of a lot more effort and knowledge.” I don’t doubt it. I don’t doubt, either, that Gazelle will fulfil its potential as one of the Capital’s hottest tables, and soon. “It’ll evolve,” says Tony. “I think there’ll be some really interesting things that’ll come out with the collaboration between the drinks and the food, we’re just looking forward to welcoming everyone down.” Gazelle is now open at 48 Albermarle Street, W1S (020 7629 0236; gazelle-mayfair.com)

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We love: Elemis x Lily and Lionel


TOWNHOUSE As I settle into the chair at new nail salon, TOWNHOUSE, I can’t help thinking that it takes a very special person to dedicate their days to fiddling with feet; pedicurist is right up there with dentist on the list of jobs I couldn’t do. And I’m especially grateful to my therapist today, who has her work cut out – after weeks of sandal-worthy sunshine my heels are hard and horrible. Getting them party perfect again will be no mean feat. TOWNHOUSE has been open for only a month, but is already making a name for itself. Decorated in muted greys and pinks, with a long, sleek manicure bar and custom-built pedicure stations, it is the last word in style. And the salon’s beauty is much more than skin deep: the 20ft long Corian manicure bar is capable of wirelessly charging mobile phones, all reusable implements are sanitised in a hospital-grade sterilisation machine, the latest LED lamps are used to minimise UV exposure and the salon has a zero tolerance policy for acrylics. As I flick through the menu of colours and designs (the speciality here is nail art – in its most sophisticated form, naturally), work begins on my feet: soaking, scrubbing and filing. Decisions made, I turn my attention to the other menu, offering all manner of treats from Joe and the Juice two doors up the road. My wish is TOWNHOUSE’s command, and less than five minutes later I’m sipping on a delicious shake. I could get used to this… Polish perfected, I take a peek downstairs at the peaceful treatment rooms for waxing and sugaring – the TOWNHOUSE team really are saints. LSJ 88 Great Portland Street, W1W (mytownhouse.co.uk) 46


Fantastic fashion meets brilliant beauty with a winning collaboration between design house Lily and Lionel and spa brand Elemis. From their iconic scarves to their swimwear and ready-to-wear collections, north London based Lily and Lionel have become synonymous with innovative storytelling print design. This summer, inspired by their SS18 collection, creative director Alice Stone has designed a gorgeous limited edition cosmetics bag to hold Elemis’ Luxury Travel Collection for Her, which includes travel-friendly sizes of eight hero products, including the Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, Gentle Foaming Facial Wash and Frangipani Body Oil. It is the ultimate holiday companion, but grab yours quickly, because numbers are limited. £65, with products worth £101 (elemis.com)


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If you’re too hot for running outdoors, it might be time to head for the treadmill at London’s newest fitness studio. We can’t guarantee you won’t break a sweat though – it is in the name, after all. Sweat It offers a brand new group exercise concept combining intense cardiovascular treadmill interval training with functional strength and conditioning rig-based exercises. The founders promise that classes, which change daily to focus on different body parts, are fun, fast-paced and challenging whether you’re an elite athlete or a treadmill novice. Oh, and they say that failure is all part of the process – eek. So whether you’re hoping to shred, tone, gain strength, build lean muscle mass or train for a specific sporting challenge, it’s time to ramp up your run. Sessions are priced from £15.50 as part of a package plan, or £21 for a drop-in session. Sweat it are offering readers 20% off all memberships and bundles bought in August, simply use the code FABRIC20 when buying online. 4 Kean Street, WC2B (020 7240 3489; sweat-it.com)

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Wear this: NAK It’s still wedding season, just, and if you’re on the hunt for the perfect accessories, may we point you in the direction of NAK. This Italian-made, London-born luxury shoe brand is proof that there is no need to kill animals to make beautiful shoes. Their hightech faux-leather breathable materials perfectly mirror the technical and tactile qualities of traditional leather and their shoes are not only stunning, but lightweight and

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Food&Drink We love: Liberty x S’well We’re pretty excited about this collaboration between two of our favourite brands. When S’well launched in 2010 with the mission of ridding the world of plastic bottles, they were trailblazing the cause. While there might be more options available these days, S’well’s bottles remain the very best. Triple-wall technology utilises vacuum insulated high-grade stainless steel to keep cold drinks cool for 24 hours and hot drinks warm for 12 hours. Not just brilliant but beautiful, too, the bottles now come adorned in some of our all-time favourite Liberty prints; the perfect accessory for Londoners during this long hot summer. The 500ml bottles are available in Primula Blossom, Katie & Millie and Wiltshire prints, priced at £35 each (coggles.com)

Toast of the town We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to wine bars, but think that the Capital’s newest offers something that extra bit special. Opening this month, wine bar, restaurant and shop Lady of the Grapes will showcase wines made predominantly by female winemakers. Carole Bryon, the owner of the Maiden Lane bar believes women are still hugely under represented in the wine industry, and hopes that the new venture will support all women in wine. The bar, which seats just 29, boasts a wine list featuring 80 wines, all organic, biodynamic or natural, made with no additives, low sulfites and indigenous yeasts only. An exciting organic food menu has been designed around those wines by chef and restaurateur Victor Garvey. And the on site deli will offer not only a wide selection of wines to take away, but also an extensive list of cheeses, charcuterie and fine grocery products. We’ll drink to that. 16 Maiden Lane, WC2E (ladyofthegrapes.com)

A new interpretation on Italian For decades William Ellner has been at the helm of acclaimed modern British restaurant, Joanna’s in Crystal Palace, and this summer sees him bring some of that tried and tested magic to central London, with new restaurant Bancone. Perfectly located for pre-theatre dinners, the restaurant serves beautiful fresh pasta dishes, alongside hyper-seasonal, simple small plates for sharing, while the inviting bar caters for leisurely aperiviti and cicchetti. Head chef 48


Louis Korovilas polished his pasta practices at Locanda Locatelli, where he received Michelin-starred training under Giorgio Locatelli. He has designed a menu of crowd pleasers with prices ranging from £6 to £12. Simple dishes like pappardelle, kid goat and rosemary ragù sit alongside showstoppers like tagliolini, clams, seaweed and purslane. It’s our new summer crush. 39 William IV Street, WC2N (020 7240 8786; bancone.co.uk)


All fish served at Bucket is sustainably sourced


Barry Tonks Executive chef at The Restaurant at Sanderson

When I was a child I wanted to be… a chef! The first thing I cooked was… something I call chip balls! My brother and I used to mould chips into our hands to form one large chip ball… But that’s not exactly cooking, so it would probably be Yorkshire puddings with my nan, who was an amazing cook.


Words: Emily Adams

Bucket There’s something so calming about being beside the seaside: the fresh breeze, the soft sand, and the sound of the sea. It’s a far cry from the chaos of central London, and of course, you need to travel a long way to be reunited with the coast. Or at least that was the case until Bucket, a small independent seafood restaurant, moored up on Westbourne Grove. Still in its opening few months, Bucket has been created by Georgie Godik Hayward – daughter of Gaucho founder Zeev Godik – and her husband Adam Hayward. It’s their first restaurant and wholly unexpected given its location. Decorated in calming sandy tones, with a wood-panelled bar and straw lights that look like hanging anemone above the entrance, it feels like a weather worn but luxurious beach shack. Cushioned cabanas line the wall and at the end of the restaurant I can see the chefs setting up behind a glass window that feels reminiscent of a fish tank.

On the menu tonight, or The Bucket List, as it’s known here, is an enviable line up. From their speciality, buckets of every type of seafood, to the lobster toastie, all the fish are sustainably sourced – no mean feat in the heart of W2. We try seaweed crisps and squid ink crackers, lobster mac and cheese and the catch of the day: steam roasted whole plaice. You don’t expect fish that was caught that very morning to be sat on your plate when you’re in central London. But here it is, served alongside

celeriac chips and caper berry butter. It tastes (and looks) divine. Their tag line is ‘food for your feed’ and I’ll be the first to admit that, much to my followers’ dismay, our feast is plastered all over Instagram Stories. After a seaweed cocktail or two I’m close to drifting off in my cushioned cabana, and after finding such a relaxing spot, it’s hard to set sail again. This place has got charm and style by the bucketful. EA 107 Westbourne Grove, W2 (020 3146 1156; bucketrestaurant.com)

My kitchen heroes are… so many that it is hard to choose. I would have to say Anthony Demetre for his knowledge and natural ability to write a menu from a fridge with practically nothing in it! My fail-safe dinner party menu is… probably a salad of burrata with heritage tomatoes, basil and olive oil to start. I’d follow up with something which gives maximum results for minimum effort, such as a slow roasted joint of meat on the bone, maybe lamb shoulder, cooked over Bollinger potatoes and served with crushed peas and mint. For pudding it would have to be a trifle. My last meal on earth would be… a 35-day aged chargrilled rib eye steak on the bone, served with sautéed foie gras, Béarnaise sauce, triple-cooked chips and untold amounts of shaved Périgord truffles. Followed by apple tarte tatin with Calvados crème fraîche. When I feel down I bake… cupcakes with my sons Walter and Archie; we love a cupcake. Barry was recently appointed as executive chef at The Restaurant at Sanderson. 50 Berners Street, W1T (020 7300 5588; morganshotelgroup.com)




Travel news

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside The great British seaside break doesn’t have to be all donkey rides, Punch and Judy shows and amusement arcades. This month sees the opening of Gara Rock, one of the UK’s most hotly anticipated hotels. Close to trendy Salcombe, on the rugged and unspoiled cliffs of South Devon, the hotel promises world-class views, unrivalled culinary experiences and superb spa facilities – making it the ultimate retreat for city dwellers seeking fresh air and space. Formerly the site of the local coastguard’s cottages, accommodation comes in the form of suites, sea view apartments and cottages, with interiors designed by Jojo Barr of House Nine. Inspired by the breathtaking natural surroundings and the ever-changing elements, Jojo has incorporated real wooden floors, raw linens, brass ship lights, rope handrails and a colour scheme of earthy neutral tones to bring the raw nature of the landscape into the interiors. With a restaurant and bar offering all day dining, a private cinema room, an indoor as well as a cliff-top heated outdoor pool, beautiful treatment rooms and its very own beach, it is hard to see why anybody would want to leave Gara Rock, but should guests wish to, the hotel will also offer boat and Land Rover transfers to and from Salcombe. Take us to the beach… Introductory rates start from £150 per night inclusive of breakfast (gararock.com)

Lesser known Laos We’re all familiar with Thailand and Vietnam, but how about neighbouring Laos? With its sleepy atmosphere and charming people, Laos has a unique charm for adventurous travellers. But that doesn’t mean it’s reserved for backpackers only. In the northern mountains, at the sacred meeting point of the Mekong River and the Nam Khan, Luang Prabang – with its Buddhist temples, royal palaces and bougainvillea-covered French colonial buildings – is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the undisputed jewel in the country’s crown. Discerning travellers

looking for a place to lay their head in the city need look no further than new boutique hotel, AVANI+ Luang Prabang, which boasts a central yet quiet location, charming design and a warm welcome. But the best bit? The hotel’s AVANISPA, where a range of boosting, balancing, calming and purifying treatments based around traditional Laotian techniques have been designed to restore the body’s natural energy flows. Perfect after a long journey or a busy day of sightseeing. Rates for a deluxe room start at £130 (minorhotels.com/en/avani/luang-prabang)

A weekend in the White City Make the most of your break with these tips for Maya Yesheyahu, head concierge of The Norman Hotel It’s all about being outdoors in Tel Aviv, whether chilling at The Norman’s infinity pool or relaxing on one of the stunning white sand beaches, but there’s plenty to see and do, too. Nothing beats a tour on two wheels: take a ride down Rothschild Boulevard to Habima Theatre concourse, where classical music is played from hidden speakers in the beautifully curated flower beds, and locals and tourists alike take a seat on the steps to watch the city buzz by. Wandering through the ancient port of Jaffa is also an enchanting experience, while Shabazi Street in an area called Neve Tzedek, has the feel of a small Mediterranean village and is lined with independent boutiques and concept stores, small coffee shops and Anita, the best ice cream parlour in Tel Aviv. After all that exploring, The Library Bar at The Norman, with its signature cocktails, is the perfect spot for kicking off a Tel Aviv evening. Of course, if you don’t fancy a night on the tiles, you can always follow your sundowners with an al fresco meal at award-winning Alena restaurant on the hotel’s terrace. (+972 3 543 5555; thenorman.com)



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Clockwise, from left: the iconic Promenade des Anglais, Nice; Le Méridien’s rooftop pool; Cessna Citation Latitude eight-seater private jet


The ultimate mini-break You don’t have to be an oligarch or a rock star to fly to the Côte d’Azur for lunch and be back in London for a nightcap WO RDS KA R E N HE ANE Y


Chartering a private jet for eight people for a day trip to Nice through PrivateFly starts at around €13,000 (020 7100 6960; privatefly.com) La Terrasse restaurant, Le Méridien Nice 1 Promenade des Anglais, 06000 Nice (+33 4 97 03 40 37; laterrasse-nice.com) 52

“Lunch in Nice by private jet” – now there’s a phrase that’s guaranteed to make even the most seasoned traveller’s heart beat a little faster. And I must confess that when I receive the invitation from private jet charter company PrivateFly, I can feel myself grinning from ear to ear. And so it is, in a delightful flutter of anticipation, that I make my way to Luton Airport. It sounds unlikely, but the airport defined by budget flights, Lorraine Chase and 1970s Campari ads has a double life as the UK’s busiest hub for private jets. Even before I step into the Signature Flight Support building (aka the private jet terminal), I’m aware that the experience is going to be something very special indeed. I’m greeted first by a doorman in full top-hatted livery, who wouldn’t look out of place outside a Mayfair hotel and then by a chic receptionist who


checks my passport against the passenger list. The aura of discreet luxury continues inside the departure lounge, with its elegant grey décor and sumptuous sofas. We sit and chat with PrivateFly’s CEO, Adam Twidell, who explains that in spite of the luxurious surroundings private jet passengers usually spend very little time in the terminal – they can turn up 15 minutes before a flight, and walk straight onto the plane after going though passport control and security (which takes all of two minutes). We are flying to Nice in a spanking new Cessna Citation Latitude eight-seater jet. Walking up the steps is a real red carpet moment (there is an actual red carpet on the tarmac!), so I channel my inner movie star and sit down as nonchalantly as a woman who is as excited as a six-year-old on her birthday can manage. The cabin is super luxe – white leather seats, highly polished mahogany tables, plush carpet. Adam remarks with amusement that I have opted for the ‘CEO seat’ – the one diagonally behind the pilot. Apparently it’s the automatic choice of captains of industry, who like to be able to make eye contact with the person flying the aircraft. There is a real thrill being able to see directly into the cockpit, where the pilot and co-pilot are making their last minute checks before we taxi onto the runway. Even the most jaded flier can’t fail to be excited by the G-force you experience taking off in a small aircraft. We climb steeply through the lightest of cloud and within minutes are cruising comfortably. It’s time for a glass of Champagne – the first of many on what will prove to be a truly sybaritic day. This is what travelling in the golden age of aviation must have been like, when flying was about the thrill of being airborne, rather than the purgatorial experience it has since become. Having resisted the coffee and mini croissants in the terminal,

Above: red carpet treatment at Luton Airport Below left: mouthwatering in-flight catering


Clockwise from right: Mediterranean views from La Terrasse; quaint winding streets in the Old Town, Nice; a dainty starter at La Terrasse; a glass of bubbly, the drink of choice on a private jet

I’m looking forward to breakfast – and it doesn’t disappoint. It appears in an elegant grey box containing a selection of fresh fruit, cheese and charcuterie with artisan bread. It’s a far cry from the flabby rolls and strange yoghurts that are the usual fare on an aircraft at this time of day. Adam is our flight attendant, serving food and topping up drinks, but he tells us that it’s usually the pilot or co-pilot who fulfils this role on most private flights (when the plane is on auto-pilot, of course). Our flight to Nice – just an hour and 45 minutes – passes very quickly and we prepare to land. The approach to the airport is one of the most scenic in the world – sweeping over the Alps and hugging the Côte d’Azur, before touching down on a runway that juts out into the Mediterranean. We’re met by a people carrier that takes us to another discreet terminal, passing dozens more private jets on the way. With an equally seamless passage through customs and passport control, we head off for lunch at Le Méridien on the Promenade des Anglais. Astonishingly, it’s only two-and-half hours since I arrived at the terminal in Luton. Lunch takes place on La Terrasse, the hotel’s ninth floor restaurant with stunning sea views and a rooftop swimming pool. It’s hard to imagine a more quintessentially Riviera setting. The sun is out, so on go the hats, sunglasses and sun cream and we sip local rosé (what else) while we enjoy a four-course meal that showcases the fabulous local seafood. Over the meal Adam gives us a little background on PrivateFly. A former RAF pilot, “I flew Hercules, because I was too slow to be a fighter pilot,” he became a private jet pilot after he left the service. Spotting a gap in the market, he came up with the idea of a global booking platform for private jet charter that connects customers with 7,000 aircraft worldwide. “Time is the ultimate luxury,” Adam points out, “and private jet travel is incredibly efficient.” There are 2,000 airports you can fly to in Europe with a private jet, compared with 850 airports with scheduled flights, so it makes a much greater number of journeys possible. Plus, you have absolute privacy, which makes it attractive for business travel. However, the majority of

“There’s a dreamlike quality to the past 12 hours that have taken us to the Côte d’Azur and back in the most relaxed way imaginable” customers are leisure travellers – some marking special occasions, others using private jets as a way of extending a holiday, or making a trip, such as ours to Nice, that wouldn’t be feasible using scheduled flights. The afternoon is ours to do with as we please – sunbathe, swim in the pool or the sea, or wander around the town. I stroll down to the beach – it’s ferociously hot and I curse myself for not bringing my swimming costume. In search of shade, I make my way to the Old Town, with its elegant Belle Époque apartment buildings and narrow streets lined with chic independent shops. It’s a delightful way to while away a couple of hours. On most trips, when the car arrives to take you to the airport for the return flight, the holiday spirit starts to ebb away. On this one, my spirits lift at the thought of another hour and 45 minutes of private jet flying time. More Champagne adds to the party mood, and there are more delicious nibbles to tempt us as we cruise through sunset skies before landing at Luton around 8pm. There’s a dreamlike quality to the past 12 hours that have taken us to the Côte d’Azur and back in the most relaxed and comfortable way imaginable. If only travel were always like this… fabricmagazine.co.uk



The great escape

For travellers craving peace and quiet, Terre Blanche resort is a haven of serenity; the perfect spot for some authentic yet stylish Provençal rest and relaxation WOR DS P E N NY CL E M E NTS


ust 35 minutes from the beach in the magical French Riviera, you will find Terre Blanche, a beautiful oasis hidden in the wooded heart of Provence. The fuss-free 45-minute drive from Nice International Airport finds me winding through forested countryside roads, past Lac de Saint-Cassien and its crystal clear blue waters, before sweeping up to the hotel’s grand gated entrance. Arriving feels like driving into a fairy tale: accessed via a small road flanked by greenery and wild flowers, Terre Blanche has already delivered, but I am promised so much more (a relaxing infinity pool, a super luxe spa, an 18-hole championship golf course, a Michelin starred restaurant…). It seems there truly is something for everyone, including the children, whose activities are apparently given as much thought as those for the grown-ups, with a dedicated clubhouse complete with heated pool, a vast itinerary of daily activities and a kids-only restaurant. Something that interests me only because it means that, as a child-free traveller, the peace of the pool should not be disturbed. I am enchanted: designed to echo its surroundings, Terre Blanche (French for white stone), tumbles higgledy-piggledy down the forested valley like an old medieval village. Twisting and turning, its paths lead through the vast 750 acres of immaculate landscaped gardens and accommodation that come in the form of 115 suites or private villas. As I make my way to my own suite, heavily fragranced plants, tropical coloured flowers and traditional cypress trees make it easy to forget that I am in a resort. And the interiors are equally impressive. My suite is the epitome of understated luxury: classic Provençal yellow and terracotta walls, neutral luxury linens and minimalist sculptures from hotel owner, Dietmar Hopp’s personal collection. There is a separate living room, a large walk in wardrobe and an even larger bathroom with heated marble floor. Spacious and filled with natural light, I think that I will be very happy here indeed. 54


Above: poolside cabanas with a view Below: the resort is designed to look like a traditional Provençal village

Opposite, from top: Le Faventia enjoys an enchanting setting; one of two 18-hole golf courses; the grand spa pool


Terre Blanche might feel like more of a village than a hotel, but this is no average village, with four al fresco restaurants dotted across the site. I’m determined to discover all of them before I leave… First up, Michelin-starred Le Faventia. A destination in itself for gourmands, offering contemporary gourmet French cuisine and an exquisite wine menu. It is not to be missed. I enjoy a more casual evening of fine dining at Provençal-flavoured Le Gaudina. Set on a beautiful terrace it is the perfect place to relax on a warm summer’s evening. Specially designed lighting creates a romantic but stylish ambience as the sun gradually sinks behind the trees in the distance. The chef here has created a seasonal and locally-produced menu – be sure to try one of their signature, summer inspired cocktails and indulge in some local strawberries and shortbread (giving the British a run for their money). I enjoy a couple of long lazy lunches at Les Caroubiers at the golf clubhouse, perfect after a morning on the fairway. And discover that Le Tousco is the place for light poolside lunches – gourmet treats include freshly caught lobster, a selection of grilled meats and salads. I am more relaxed than I have been in some time, especially after a visit to the spa. Set over 35,000 sq ft this is the ultimate pampering palace. Dramatic white pillars and towering ceilings set a very grand tone, and there are no less than 14 treatment rooms (two for couples), but it still feels deliciously intimate. An extensive treatment list has been developed by Valmont and KOS Paris to offer targeted treatments for the whole body. I opt for a 60-minute full body massage by candlelight, and am so relaxed I can barely move afterwards. Fortunately there are lots of private areas to escape to. I choose to relax on a sun lounger, listening to the gentle sounds of leaves rustling and birds singing, whilst enjoying the views of the luxuriously planted grounds, before taking a dip in the secluded outdoor vitality pool. Re-energised I head to explore the sauna, steam room and large heated indoor pool.


Rates start from €400 per night in a Suite Deluxe during low season, excluding breakfast (+33 4 94 39 90 00; terre-blanche.com)

While the spa’s watering holes offer wonderful serenity, the resort’s main pool is equally special. It is nestled in the aromatic and enchanting wisteria entwined gardens, overlooking the forested panorama of the valley below. Cabanas and sun loungers hug the water’s edge and staff are on hand with complimentary fresh towels, sun cream and water. Nothing is too much trouble for the team here at Terre Blanche – I have rarely been so well looked after. I could easily spend the whole holiday within the resort grounds, but it feels wrong not to venture outside to explore the charming surroundings, and I’m glad I do. I spend a happy morning at the weekly market in neighbouring Fayence, which offers local produce and colourful stalls, a real taste of authentic France. But top of my holiday wish list is a tour and tasting at one of the local vineyards, which I ask the concierge team to arrange for me. They tell me that Château d’Esclans is the place to go. Just 40 minutes up the road from Terre Blanche it is set in one of the grandest looking châteaus in Provence and is known for producing the world’s most expensive rosé wine, Garrus, and its three very pale siblings (Whispering Angel, Rock Angel and Les Clans). Famous for being almost white in colour, Garrus rosé is fresh, has a vital, fruity taste and a burgundy-like silkiness. I learn that temperature control of the grapes from the vineyard to the barrel is critical for keeping the natural aromas of the wines, and to avoid the extraction of too much colour from the skins. Definitely one to remember when I have a spare £100 to part with… All too soon my stay draws to a close – it has been very special indeed. As I make my way back to Nice, on perhaps the world’s most picturesque airport transfer, I reflect that the true magic of Terre Blanche lies in its stylish mix of serenity and luxury. I feel thoroughly spoilt, and soothed to my very soul.




Interiors news

5 Outdoor inflatables

Luxe swan pool float, £59 (selfridges.com)

Atomic textiles

Sit back, relax Italian brand Bross welcomes Yuumi, an elegant armchair designed in collaboration with Michael Schmidt. Its interplay of solids and voids creates lightness and an eye-catching dynamic, while its enveloping ash wood frame acts as both arm- and backrest. But its true design triumph comes in the sitting: ergonomic, comfortable and surprisingly supportive – it’s got your back. From €718,

Muswell Hill’s Helen Snell produces the kind of prints you’d find in Betty Draper’s kitchen: mid-century American domesticity – with an interstellar twist. The 20th Century Cloth designer has expanded her range from dress weight fabrics to hardier textiles suited to soft furnishings, and now debuts ready-made feather padded cushions as part of the collection. Perfect for any retro-inspired interior.

Watermelon ring pool float, £18 (urbanoutfitters.com)

Fabrics, £72 per m, cushions, £60 (20thcenturycloth.com)

stockists include Mobili Domani (020 8202 0525; furniturelondon.com)

Sunnylife luxe lie-on cherry inflatable, £50 (johnlewis.com)

Bohemian blues Penny Morrison introduces a range of colourful marbled tableware to satisfy our laidback summer eating wants. Comprising a simple set of plate, bowl and mug, this earthy terracotta collection has been hand-painted and glazed in Italy, and brings instant Mediterranean ease to our al fresco dining table.

Java pool mattress, £65 (conranshop.co.uk)

From £26.40 (pennymorrison.com)

LARBUS table in solid oak by Heerenhuis, from £1,995

Spotlight on: Different Like a Zoo This Maida Vale interiors studio offers a refined portfolio of lighting and furniture pieces curated with the common thread of outstanding craftsmanship and design. Their stable includes top brands Gervasoni, Sol&Luna and the Antwerp-based Heerenhuis, whose series production and made-to-measure tables are objects of pure beauty in their reserved simplicity. Studio open by appointment (020 7625 2705; differentlikeazoo.com) 56


Ban.do sweetheart drink floaties, £15 (selfridges.com)

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Patio classics As outdoor spaces become extensions of our living rooms, and the boundaries between in and out relax, so contemporary patio furniture and lighting respond with design-led pieces for the open air and garden-ready counterparts of design classics

Left: This Patricia Urquiola statement piece puts the traditional stripy deckchair to shame Below: part of Anglepoise’s Giant Outdoor Collection, designed for garden use

TROPICALIA OUTDOOR ARMCHAIR Designed by Spanish-born Patricia Urquiola for luxury Italian brand Moroso, this colourful statement piece puts the humble stripy deckchair to shame. Its geometric tubular steel frame is plaited in thermoplastic polymer threads, criss-crossing in vibrant hues to create a multifaceted surface that’s both structural and graphic. With a knowing nod to op art painters such as Bridget Riley and Victor Vasarely, the armchair is in itself a work of art. Urquiola’s Tropicalia range comes in a choice of colourways and also features a chaise, an outdoor bed and a swinging nest, proving that great design can be great fun, too. £1,143 (chaplins.co.uk) ANGLEPOISE ORIGINAL 1227 The original Anglepoise lamp, designed in 1932 by George Carwardine, is the very definition of a design classic: 58


it has its own Wikipedia page; it’s found Hollywood notoriety courtesy of Pixar; and its bendy anatomy has been imitated and reproduced the world over. Its evolution from office- to patio space, whilst staying true to its iconic form, is a welcome move for outdoor design lovers. This articulated wall-mounted lamp is part of Anglepoise’s Giant Outdoor Collection, and has been engineered specifically for garden use. Adding dramatic sculptural appeal to the modern patio, its imposing presence is a guaranteed talking point. From £3,100 (anglepoise.com)

LAMA OUTDOOR CHAISE When Milan-based Ludovica and Roberto Palomba designed this striking outdoor lounger, they took inspiration from the languid asymmetrical shape of Eames’ La Chaise, a 20th century icon, which in turn takes its cue from Gaston Lachaise’s sculpture, Floating Figure. Lama does indeed boast strong design genes – a tangible lineage in the very lines of the piece. Its painted steel frame is woven with nylon-reinforced PVC fibre, affording it a hard-edged aesthetic despite its comfy curves. A stylish update on the conventional sun lounger, the Lama chaise offers an edgier take on patio – or poolside – furniture, particularly in fashion-friendly black. £4,581 (aram.co.uk) SIKA DESIGN EGG CHAIR The Hanging Egg Chair was originally conceived by Danish design duo Nanna and Jørgen Ditzel in 1959. Bohemian in spirit, it became a true ’60s icon, foreshadowing Eero Aarnio’s illustrious Bubble Chair by almost a decade. The suspended wicker

INTERIORS Main image: the Knoll classic has been given a new lease of life outdoors

Left: the Hanging Egg Chair is a mid-century design classic Below: in fashionfriendly black, the Lama chaise is a stylish update for the conventional sun lounger

chair remains a firm favourite amongst design doyennes and brings a laid-back playfulness, as well as instant retro charm, to the contemporary garden. Its distinctive sculptural form offers the sitter an indulgent, cocooned spot that’s been ergonomically crafted for one purpose only: to relax in. Perfect for shutting out the world, this mid-century design classic is now more pertinent than ever. £1,349.80 (skandium.com) SAARINEN OUTDOOR DINING TABLE Eero Saarinen’s “ugly, confusing, unrestful world” that exists beneath a table was the impetus for the American-Finnish architect to create the now infamous Pedestal

Collection. It put paid to the muddle of legs, both human and furniture-based, that Saarinen found so troublesome, and in doing so, became a defining moment in modern design. Now, with the addition of allweather materials, this instantly recognisable Knoll classic from 1957 is given a new lease of life outdoors. Its perfectly circular table top has been elongated to a 78" oval, accommodating a few more guests – and their pesky legs – for al fresco dining. £4,730 ex VAT (knoll-int.com)





Bold and eclectic, treasured vintage finds sit comfortably with contemporary furniture pieces in this showstopping Queen’s Park home WOR DS ALI HOWARD

Main image: a bright pink armchair from Tann Rokka provided the inspiration for the living room’s bold and colourful scheme



Sacha started The Vintage Chandelier Company, selling reworked and restored vintage lighting, at the same time as buying her Queen’s Park property. It was a no-brainer that the beautiful four-bed Victorian home, with its grand proportions and daylight-loving aspect, would become the perfect outlet in which to display those dazzling chandeliers. But the house wasn’t always the stunning show home it is today, rather a labour of love, which began in a moment of serendipity: “It was a very popular time to buy in Queen’s Park with lots of outbidding going on, so we put letters in people’s doors and were delighted when the owner of our house contacted us back,” Sacha recalls. “It was like a Tardis, much larger once we went inside, and we also loved the prettiness and feel of the road. But it was going to be a big project. We did the side return and loft extension all at once, which took six months.” The house is filled with colourful eye-candy, mixing primary brights with sumptuous textiles; treasured

vintage finds with contemporary pieces. Yes, it served as a magnificent lighting showroom, but beyond that, the property showcased Sacha’s obvious flair for interiors. Another opportune moment came when a client, there to view the lighting, asked Sacha to help design and decorate their three-bed flat, setting her on a career path in interior styling and design – a natural next step. “After a couple of projects were featured in magazines I decided I’d love to do it more full-time and that’s when I started Honey Bee Interiors,” she says. “I felt there was a niche in the market for more affordable and accessible design and I was fortunate to be popular on the interiors website Houzz. The clientele just built up and since then I’ve done whole-house projects as well as smaller individual room makeovers.” Like all the most intriguingly lived-in and loved houses, Sacha’s continues to evolve as pieces are added, wall coverings are updated, and new-found artworks are hung. “If I love something, I normally just buy it


A bold eclecticism works harmoniously throughout the house: a place for everything and everything in its place. But with every square foot carefully considered

and then find a home for it,” she states, proving that heart-over-head is demonstrably the best way to shop when it comes to dressing your most precious asset. In fact, so much of what Sacha does works on instinct – that elusive “eye” for putting a room together. “When we moved here we brought with us a bright pink armchair from Tann Rokka from our old flat, and it felt like the living room had to be based around it, hence the bright colours and mix of fabrics and patterns,” she says. Describing her interiors style as “a mix of contemporary and modern vintage,” Sacha’s abode emanates personality, from her daughter’s unapologetically cute bedroom with its ballet pink toile de Jouy wallpaper, to the chic, retro-styled kitchen with its neon sign and edgy letter lights. It’s a bold eclecticism that works harmoniously throughout the house: a place for everything and everything in its place. But with every square foot carefully considered,

designed and optimised to the max, does Sacha secretly harbour a favourite spot? “My favourite room seems to change at different times of the year,” she explains. “In the summer, when the sun’s out, I love my kitchen space with the doors wide open. It’s the lightest room in the house and feels so much larger when incorporated with the garden. In winter I like to indulge in an early night watching trash TV in bed with the fire on. The dark walls feel really intimate and sumptuous.” But cosy open fire or not, the real warmth comes from the fact this is a family home, first and foremost, evidenced by the informal portraits of the children sitting alongside contemporary artworks – that, and the odd characterful grubby mark: “Avoid a non-washable yellow velvet for your ottoman,” Sacha advises. “Lesson learnt!” honeybeeinteriors.co.uk; vintagechandeliers.co.uk

Clockwise from top left: the chic retrostyled kitchen is beautifully light; dark walls in the master bedroom give it a sumptuous, intimate feel; Sacha’s quirky and individual lights are on display throughout the house; an unapologetically cute and girly bedroom for Sacha’s daughter






Area guide Maida Vale & Little Venice The congested roads of central London are but a stone’s throw away, but the calm stretch of water where the Grand Union Canal meets the Regent’s Canal is an oasis of tranquility. Known as Little Venice, the area is as famous for its colourful houseboats as its waterfront mansions. Fancy your own slice of stucco in Maida Vale’s most exclusive enclave? Join the queue; overlooking the picturesque Regent’s Canal, the pretty terraces here, many with secret communal gardens to rival Notting Hill’s finest, are among the most desirable in the Capital. Indeed, property is in such high demand that house hunters drawn by the appeal of waterside living often end up renting before the perfect property comes on to the market. And, with its Edwardian architecture and wide leafy streets, Maida Vale proper is equally in demand. But it’s not just the architecture that has buyers flocking to the neighbourhood – wander along Clifton Road and Clifton Gardens to explore the wonderful selection of boutique, organic and independent stores and you’ll quickly see why locals love it so PHOTO G R A P H Y KAT HY ANNE LIM



From the agents... “The local housing stock is mainly white stucco houses, villas and Edwardian mansion blocks; the area also boasts some gorgeous communal gardens. City workers, writers and musicians are among the residents who are drawn to the area by the peace and quiet here.” James Westendarp, Chestertons

“From narrow boats and stucco properties to mansion blocks and coffee shops – Little Venice and Maida Vale is a diverse and distinctive area of west London. The W9 market remains strong (with flat sales making up 90 per cent of sales over the last 12 months) and we cannot see this changing in the next year.” Guy Fisher, Arlington Residential

“I love the mixture of streets in Little Venice: from buzzing Clifton Road and quirky Formosa Street to the tranquil waterfront of Blomfield Road. My favourite haunt has to be the garden at the Waterway, overlooking the canal. For a coffee, the best spot is the unassuming Maida Hill Café on Fernhead Road, and the Green Hut on Warwick Avenue serves an excellent bacon sandwich (the cabbies’ favourite!).” Hugh Frost-Wellings, Dexters


Anita Warszawska

Hair and make-up artist and portrait photographer



After a week away working, make-up artist Anita is pleased to be home in her beloved neighbourhood. I always look forward to coming back home, it doesn’t matter from where; there is something very special and calming about Little Venice. I absolutely love walking beside the canal on my way to the Iyengar Yoga Institute in Maida Vale. The place is an oasis. If you are intrigued, try a lesson with Ofra and you will not be disappointed.

On the days that I have time, between my clients and my Portuguese and French studies, I like to visit the West London Buddhist Centre on Porchester Road. I would recommend meditation to anybody who wants to learn how to enjoy life even more. I must say that being healthy and centred is very important to me. I believe that it helps me to generate good energy and to provide the very best service to my clients. My favourite local lunch spot with friends, family or

just with a book is Clifton Nurseries, for sure. They serve very tasty food and the location is fantastic, though it is hard for me to go home without buying an orchid or two! Flowers always make me happy. If you are vegetarian like me, you definitely have to visit Clifton Greens, a fruit and veg store on Clifton Road. It is absolutely amazing and I have never been disappointed. Everyone there welcomes you with a smile and you always find new and exotic

things to try. I couldn’t recommend it enough. Coffee is my weakness, and I love my oat latte. At Beany Green, next to the canal, just steps way from Paddington station, you can get one of the best coffees in town. The people who work there are extremely friendly and know me so well that I feel like part of a family. With all of that around me, how could I not love living and working in such a wonderful part of London? (anitawarszawska.com)


Street hearts FORMOSA STREET As well as fine Victorian townhouses, this is home to some of the area’s best independent businesses, from fashion to food, through hardware and health and beauty

BLOMFIELD ROAD In an area packed with desirable streets, this tree-lined gem tops the charts. Commanding stucco houses enjoy waterfront positions overlooking Browning’s Pool

Local heroes KATEH RESTAURANT, W9 “Tucked away by the side of the canal in Little Venice, this delightful Persian restaurant offers the very best of a cuisine that has been criminally overlooked,” says Mark Winship of Benham & Reeves. “As London foodies rush to celebrate the new wave of Lebanese cooking or endorse affordable Turkish dining, they have ignored a tradition that influenced both. Persian dishes are thousands of years old and their approach to herbs and spices is as inspiring as it is instructive.” 5 Warwick Place, W9 (020 7289 3393; katehrestaurant.co.uk)

ELGIN AVENUE This leafy street stretches nearly a mile, and is home to some of Maida Vale’s most iconic red-brick mansions – Ashworth and Biddulph amongst them

REAL ALE, W9 This self-styled ‘liquid delicatessen’ championed locally brewed ales long before craft beers became fashionable. Locals love the regular tasting events and ‘tap takeovers’ – plus the fact that when you pop in store to stock up you can also stay for a cheeky drink. Its Formosa Street branch gets a big thumbs-up from Craig Walters of Knight Frank, who’s a fan of its wide range of craft beers, ales and ciders. 4 Formosa Street, W9 (020 7286 2244; realale.com)

Did you know?

THE HERO OF MAIDA, W9 There was an outcry when The Truscott Arms closed in 2016 due to a rent hike and a sigh of relief when it reopened as The Hero of Maida under the aegis of chef-restaurateur Henry Harris. Rupal Patel of Savills says: “The Hero of Maida has quickly become a neighbourhood favourite – it’s the perfect place for friends to catch up over a mid-week drink or for families to enjoy a traditional Sunday roast at the weekend.” 55 Shirland Road, W9 (020 3960 9109; theheromaidavale.co.uk)

Ok, so you know the one about Maida Vale being named after a pub, and the myth about Robert Browning coining the name Little Venice, so what can we tell you that you don’t know? How about the fact that flats in mansion blocks account for 90 per cent of the homes in W9 today? As the Industrial Revolution spread throughout Europe it brought about a population boom in the major cities. At about this time the first mansion blocks cropped up, designed to provide luxurious housing for wealthy white-collar workers. Much of the land in Maida Vale was originally owned by the Church Commissioners, who resisted development until the 1890s, by which time the fashion was for such blocks, rather than houses. fabricmagazine.co.uk


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words by Claire Atherton

The future’s soft Ask your child what they want to be when they grow up and you’d better hope they don’t say “train driver”. If current advances are anything to go by, this classic childhood career choice will fall foul of automation in the coming decades. And a recent report by McKinsey Global Institute predicts that all workers will need to adapt to work alongside increasingly capable machines. So how can we equip our children today for the jobs of tomorrow? “With artificial intelligence taking so many jobs, we don’t know what children will be doing when they grow up,” says Philippa Cawthorne, head of Bassett House School in North Kensington. “That’s why it’s important that they become flexible and adaptable, with a strong inner core of confidence.” Many futurologists also recommend developing soft skills that are hard to automate, such as creativity, problem solving and communicating with others. Bassett House encourages these through residential trips, where the children live in a wood, build fires and work in teams. “We want our children to have a solid academic foundation, but other aspects of life are just as important,” explains Philippa. “Schools that offer this balance have bright, happy, energetic children who are engaged in their learning.” Philippa has four tips for preparing your child for the future of work: 1 Cultivate a life-long love of learning. Learning isn’t just about writing things down. It’s about engaging with the outside

The Shortlist world – going to exhibitions, listening to audiobooks and talking about interests. Help your child to enjoy the process. 2 Develop soft skills. Out of school activities can be great for spending time with other children, but don’t exhaust yours by signing them up for too many. 3 Let them work things out for themselves. Try not to spoon-feed them – even when they’re learning independent skills, like hand washing. 4 Make sure they’re digitally savvy. We offer computing lessons from nursery onwards, and we use apps, Chromebooks, MacBook Airs and iPads in reception. We also hold workshops to explain any new technology we adopt to parents. (020 8969 0313; bassetths.org.uk)

Little Sweethearts Montessori School Independent, term-time only co-ed day nursery for pupils aged 2 to 5 years (020 7266 1616; littlesweethearts.co.uk) Paddington Academy State co-ed day school for pupils aged 11 to 18 years (020 7479 3900; paddington-academy.org) ARK Atwood Primary Academy State co-ed day school for pupils aged 3 to 11 years (020 7266 7070; arkatwoodprimary.org) Saint Saviour’s C of E Primary School State co-ed day school for pupils aged 3 to 11 years (020 7641 6414; stsavioursprimary.co.uk) St. George’s Catholic School State co-ed day school for Catholic pupils aged 11 to 18 years (020 7328 0904; stgeorgesrc.org)


Peter Jones Paddington Academy

How long have you been head of the school? For two years. But our school actually has two principals! Katie Gillam and I share the role and divide our responsibilities equally. Can you sum up the school in a sentence? Paddington Academy is a school for progress, where students, whatever their starting point, are able to achieve remarkable results

and transform their life chances as a result of the high-quality teaching they receive.

and learning standards are consistently high and we never suffer from a shortage of teachers.

What makes it different? Our staff and students work incredibly hard to achieve transformation. We have a strict discipline policy that makes sure every classroom is free from disruption. We’re also the lead school for teacher training in our academy group: teaching

What’s your personal educational ethos? I believe that schools should always focus first on learning and creating the best possible conditions for this to happen. Secondly, they should develop the character of students through

the formation of good habits. Together, these approaches turn students into successful adults with the qualifications and personal qualities they need to thrive. 50 Marylands Road, W9 (020 7479 3900; paddington-academy.org)



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A stunning 57' landscaped garden is just one of the attractions of this elegant threebedroom apartment in the heart of Little Venice. This lateral conversion within a gracious stuccoed building offers family space a-plenty, with three bedrooms, three bathrooms and two reception rooms. The shops and cafés of Clifton Road, and Warwick Avenue tube station are just moments away, while a private entrance, residents’ parking and share of freehold add to the property’s considerable appeal. £2.8 million, Goldschmidt & Howland (020 7289 6666; g-h.co.uk)

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This three-bedroom, two-bathroom beauty sits pretty within a handsome mansion block on the corner of Elgin Avenue and Lauderdale Road. A top floor, duplex apartment modernised to the highest of standards, it’s blessed with abundant natural light, thanks to high vaulted ceilings; three balconies provide stunning street and rooftops views. There are local shops and cafés right on the doorstep, with Little Venice and Maida Vale station just a short walk away. Oh, and there’s working fireplace, too. Delightful. £2 million, KFH (020 3792 2076; kfh.co.uk)

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


A light-filled first floor apartment in one of the most sought after roads in Little Venice. Set within a sympathetically converted Victorian house, it features a magnificent double reception room, two double bedrooms and a third bedroom/ dining room. The interior is beautifully maintained and oozes character, thanks to a wealth of original features, including lofty ceilings and full length sash windows. In addition to a brilliant location, it also boasts stunning views over the communal gardens of the Crescent. £1,999,950, Vickers (020 7289 1692; vickersestateagents.com)

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Paul Cook

Landscaping General Manager, Clifton Nurseries

How did you get into landscape gardening? I’ve always loved gardens and gardening and (much to my mother’s delight) took charge of our family garden in my early teens. I’m passionate about creating beautiful gardens, whether it be for private residences or for the Chelsea Flower Show.

A room of your own Looking for ways to boost your living space? A garden room may provide the answer. Whether you opt for an off-thepeg kit, or employ an architect to design something uniquely suited to your needs, it is likely to be cheaper than an extension and is an easy way to make a style statement in your outside space. Representing the best of both worlds, Pod Space offer five architecturally designed spaces, or Pods, that can be customised to best suit individual needs, whether that be a home office, a garden room retreat or a gym space. They offer the following advice for getting the most from your outbuilding: 1 To avoid having to obtain planning permission, most people will want to consider installing their garden room under permitted development, so ensure the building is no more than 2.5m high and won’t take up more than 50 per cent

of your garden space. There are other considerations too, so it’s worth checking the guidance from your local authority and any restrictions specific to your home. 2 Talk to your supplier about how you intend to use the garden room. For example, a gym might involve other structural considerations such as a strengthened floor, and you might want to consider the ability to cool as well as heat the space. And for an office you may wish to install a fitted desk or shelving. 3 Think about the location of the building in your garden. Consider how it will suit the space when you are looking towards it from your home as well as the view of your garden when you are using it. You might also need to avoid tree roots and other underground structures, so it’s worth planning this out in advance.

4 Try to future proof your garden room. It should be with you for a lifetime, and what you intend to use it for today might be quite different to how you are using it in 20 years’ time. Consider getting the greatest amount of space you can so that you are able to change furnishings in your building as your family grows and the use of the space alters over time. 5 Make sure you research the market. There are an enormous number of companies offering seemingly similar products, but with scrutiny the differences are significant. Check the specification closely and look at the range of designs available. There’s a building to suit everyone but with so much available, it’s worth taking the time to do your research. (pod-space.co.uk)

People in the trade Maida Vale & Little Venice Studio 29 Architecture and interior design service with experience of listed properties in Conservation Areas (020 8968 4964; studio29architects.co.uk) Clifton Nurseries Garden centre selling


plants and garden accessories, and offering a garden design and landscaping service (020 7289 6851; clifton.co.uk) Cherrypik Interiors A multi-disciplinary building, refurbishment and design practice that


specialises in high-end residential schemes (020 7286 8345; cherrypik.co.uk) Fly Joinery Family-run joinery workshop offering a variety of services including doors and windows, custom furniture

and handmade kitchens (020 7121 0217; flyjoinery.co.uk) Systematic Services Provider of security and access control systems, also offering installation of AV entertainment solutions (020 8012 9217; systematicservices.co.uk)

What’s your design ethos? To listen to the client and their requirements, and to design and construct gardens that inspire and excite as well as exceeding client expectations. We want clients to be proud of their outdoor space and to enjoy their gardens for many years to come. Describe your dream project That’s a difficult question… I’ve been privileged to have been entrusted with so many different projects over the years and view every one as my dream project (after all, I’m living my childhood dreams). So I guess my dream project is whichever one I’m working on at the time! How do you push the creative boundaries for a client who really wants to create something different? By not being afraid and allowing our imaginations to run free! Creative by nature, our designers relish the challenge of producing something out of the ordinary and we’re always actively researching new and innovative materials, plants and techniques. We think designing gardens is exciting and we want you to think so too. Clifton Nurseries, 5A Clifton Villas, W9 (020 7289 6851; clifton.co.uk)


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This seven-bedroom house, with interiors designed by Kelly Hoppen, redefines luxury while retaining the intimate feel of a home. Arranged over four floors, the property enjoys an enviable position on one of London’s most prestigious roads, just minutes from Hampstead Heath. A majestic central staircase allows light to flood into a house that has been finished to the highest specification in every room. The property offers generous entertaining spaces, luxurious bedrooms and bathrooms and state-of-the-art facilities that include a home cinema, swimming pool, spa, gym, landscaped gardens and a summer house. Magnificent. £18.95 million, Glentree Estates (020 8458 7311; glentree.co.uk)

“Whilst the political stage continues to be volatile for the moment, there are always serious buyers in the property market. The difference now is that they have become more discerning and will only make their move if they find a dream residence that ticks all their boxes. We are selling lifestyles now, not just property, and attention to detail is everything.” Antoine Christoforou Fusion



Located at the intersection of London’s legal, cultural and academic areas, Lincoln Square occupies a unique position in the Capital. The 10-storey new development of luxury one- to four-bedroom apartments and penthouses enjoys impressive views of the Royal Courts of Justice and London School of Economics, New Court chambers as well as Lincoln’s Inn Fields and the City. Amenities include a fitness suite, pool and spa; club room, snooker room and library; private dining and meeting rooms; landscaped gardens and 24-hour security. From £1.29 million, Knight Frank (020 3432 6554; knightfrank.co.uk)

Overlooking leafy Bishops Park and with views over the River Thames, this terrace of nine four- and five-bedroom townhouses is idyllically situated. These commodious homes are designed for family living, offering generous and flexible living space arranged over five floors. With four formal reception rooms, as well as a gym and TV den/cinema room, there’s plenty of room to spread out. Interiors are finished to the highest of specs, with a building management system, boosted Wi-Fi, intelligent lighting and comfort cooling. Rooftop terraces and balconies add to the homes’ considerable appeal. From £3.75 million, Octagon (020 8481 7500; octagon.co.uk) fabricmagazine.co.uk



An opportunity to acquire a large, lateral four bedroom family apartment (243 sq m/2,613 sq ft) situated on the seventh floor of this landmark building. Providing excellent entertaining space, the apartment additionally benefits from air-conditioning, secure underground parking for two cars, and a substantial private south-facing roof garden with views over London and beyond. Pavilion Apartments benefits from an exclusive 24 hour concierge service, beautifully landscaped communal gardens, and is excellently situated opposite Lord’s Cricket Ground, within close proximity to all the amenities of both Regent’s Park and St John’s Wood High Street, including St John’s Wood Underground Station (Jubilee Line). ACCOMMODATION & AMENITIES Principal bedroom with en-suite bathroom, 3 further bedrooms, 3 further bathrooms, reception room, kitchen, large private south-facing roof garden, landscaped communal gardens, 24 hour concierge, air conditioning, 2 underground parking spaces. EPC=E.

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An exceptional garden maisonette beautifully designed and set over two vast levels in Queen’s Park, NW6. The property has recently been created within a handsome Victorian town house and is offered in beautiful condition throughout, situated in a fabulous position around the corner from the ever popular Salusbury Road with its exceptional transport links, restaurants, gyms and arguably the best farmers market in London. 3 B E D R O O M S , 2 E N S U I T E B AT H R O O M S , S H OW E R R O O M , O P E N P L A N R E C E P T I O N R O O M / K I TC H E N , U T I L I T Y R O O M , 2 PAT I O S , GA R D E N .

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A recently and imaginatively converted former church vestry offering exceptional space over three floors with a blend of period architecture and innovative design. The property has been recently refurbished and enjoys the benefit of off street parking. Located in a quiet residential street, within walking distance to Kensal Green underground station (Bakerloo line) and overground station. Notting Hill and Portobello Road are also easily accessible from the area. 5 B E D R O O M S , 2 B AT H R O O M S ( 1 E N S U I T E ) , 3 S H OW E R R O O M S ( 1 E N S U I T E ) , C LOA K R O O M , R E C E P T I O N R O O M , K I TC H E N / D I N I N G R O O M , PAT I O R O O F T E R R AC E , O F F S T R E E T PA R K I N G , N A N N Y F L AT.

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HAMPSTEAD HEATH, NW3 An outstanding Victorian house providing quality fixtures and fittings throughout, along with many original features of the period. There is terrific entertaining space spanning the whole ground floor, leading to an attractive west facing garden. Wonderful accommodation for the growing family is offered throughout the upper three floors, with five/six bedrooms, three bathrooms and a lovely private roof terrace. The property is within a short walking distance of Hampstead Heath, and the excellent bus and rail links to the West End and City. Double Reception • Five/Six Bedrooms • Fully Fitted Poggenpohl Kitchen • Family Bathroom • Two Shower Rooms Utility Room • Roof Terrace • West Facing Garden with Large Wine Cellar • Residents Permit Parking • EPC D

£2,095,000 - Freehold - Sole Agent

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HIGHGATE VILLAGE, N6 In this prized location in the very heart of the village, a truly exceptional two bedroom house situated in this delightfully secure, gated cobbled mews. The modern, well planned contemporary accommodation and the exceptionally bright reception which soars to double height, definitely has the ‘wow’ factor. Two storey houses of this type rarely come to the market and when you add the convenience of the village, this property is a real gem. 2 Bedrooms • Double Volume Reception • Modern open plan Kitchen • Luxury Bathroom • Shower Room en suite Terrace • Secure Gated Mews • Underfloor Heating • Prized Village Location • EPC C

£1,200,000 - Sole Agent

61 Highgate High St, N6 5JY


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An exceptional freehold house occupying a prime corner site which benefits from a bright double aspect. A rare opportunity to acquire a home of this calibre in prime central London. The house effectively blends attractive period features with superb contemporary additions. The flexible accommodation is arranged over five floors and a fantastic roof terrace provides entertaining space and views across London.

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Secluded from this tranquil road in the heart of Hampstead Village and set behind screened and substantial front gardens, is this delightful, unmodernised, low built, Dutch Colonial style property built in 1923 and comprising two individual houses, approached via a leafy canopy of lush greenery this delightful home is nestled in the epicentre of Hampstead Village within 400 metres of Hampstead tube, The larger of the two houses spans approximately 2,035 sq ft (189.3 sq m) whilst the smaller affords 937 sq ft (87.5 sq m) of accommodation and both are currently arranged over ground and first floors only, which is certainly a rarity for this superb location. Some of the many benefits include two detached garages with parking for two further vehicles, ample potential to create one larger family home (subject to the necessary consents), or ideally suited to providing separate, self contained accommodation for family members or a home with income. House 1: 4 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | double reception room | kitchen/diner. House 2: 3 bedrooms | bathroom | reception room | kitchen. Gardens | 2 garages | 2 parking spaces.

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WESTBOURNE TERRACE, W2 ÂŁ1,550,000 Stunning two bedroom first floor apartment with five metre high ceilings and dual aspect floor to ceiling windows/ doors offering access to balcony which sweeps all the way round the apartment and offer an abundance of natural light! Comprises of entrance hall, two double bedrooms, bathroom, living room and separate kitchen. Westbourne Terrace is an attractive tree-lined avenue running north from Hyde Park. The internationally renowned shopping districts of Oxford Street and the West End are within easy reach, offering some of the best shops, restaurants, bars and theatre London has to offer. Local transport links include Paddington Mainline (Network Rail and Heathrow Express) and underground (District, Circle, Bakerloo, Hammersmith & City line) stations and Lancaster Gate (Central line) underground station. The property is also perfectly positioned for the imminent arrival of Crossrail in 2018, which will provide faster journey times into the City and towards Canary Wharf. EPC Rating: D Leasehold

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Primrose Gardens NW3 ÂŁ2,750,000 An extremely rare opportunity to acquire an unmodernised house in a premier NW3 location, with potential to create a single residence or separate flats subject to planning consents.

268 sq m/2880 sq ft 5 storey mid-terrace period house Generous room sizes 62’ rear garden Close to Belsize Park and Primrose Hill

Belsize Park 020 7431 1234



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An attractive contemporary style apartment situated on the lower ground floor of an elegant converted period property with a private entrance and easily maintained garden giving direct access to the sought after Crescent communal gardens. The apartment offers well proportioned accommodation with an excellent reception area opening onto the gardens beyond. Set in this sweeping crescent the property is within easy reach of all local amenities. 2 Bedrooms. En-suite Bathroom. Shower Room. Open plan Living area with Kitchen off. Private & Communal Gardens. EPC Rating D.

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Blythwood Road, Stroud Green, London, N4 ÂŁ1,600,000 A rare opportunity has arisen to purchase this superb Victorian house set over 2,300 sq ft. Situated to the south of Blythwood Road, in close proximity of Crouch End Broadway, Stroud Green High Road and superb transport links. The property offers bright and spacious family accommodation. 5 bedrooms, a large double kitchen and reception room with direct access onto a private 75ft south facing garden. In addition, there is a great studio apartment with its own kitchen & shower room that has direct access via a separate entrance plus internal access so it can be used as additional family space, nanny flat or separate work/office space. It is close to three local primary schools all within the radius, including Coleridge and Ashmount schools. Properties like this are rarely available on the open market and an early inspection is highly recommended. 4/5 Bedrooms | Large Double Kitchen/Living room | 2 Bathrooms | Separate One Bedroom Annex Summer House | Cellar | South Facing Garden



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YORK HOUSE, UPPER MONTAGU STREET, W1 This stunning 1,000 sq ft garden apartment has been completely refurbished throughout to an exceptional standard, providing an elegant home in a highly sought after building. The flat has the added benefit of a private patio. 2 DOUBLE BEDROOMS, DOUBLE RECEPTION ROOM, FULLY FITTED KITCHEN, 2 BATHROOMS (1 EN SUITE), PRIVATE PATIO



SHERWOOD COURT, SHOULDHAM STREET, W1 Exceptional two bedroom apartment set on the second floor of this charming 1930s style building. The flat has a bright aspect with a large reception room, great for entertaining. Sherwood Court is located within easy access to the shopping amenities of Oxford Street and the beautiful open spaces of Hyde Park. 2 DOUBLE BEDROOMS, LARGE RECEPTION/DINING ROOM, FULLY FITTED KITCHEN, 2 BATHROOMS (1 EN SUITE)



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CLAREWOOD COURT, CRAWFORD STREET, W1 A 4th floor flat with a quiet south facing aspect. This attractive apartment offers in excess of 1,350 sq ft of accommodation and boasts great entertaining space with a large reception area, plus three double bedrooms and two bathrooms. Clarewood Court is a fine 1930s style block, situated on the junction of Crawford Street and Seymour Place, which is within walking distance to Marylebone High Street and Portman Village. 3 DOUBLE BEDROOMS, LARGE RECEPTION/DINING ROOM, KITCHEN, 2 BATHROOMS

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Robert Close, W9 Guide Price ÂŁ2,500,000 Freehold A beautiful newly refurbished three bedroom townhouse located in the heart of Little Venice. Hamptons St Johns Wood 020 7586 9595 stjohnswood@hamptons-int.com. EPC: F

Wedderburn Road, NW3 ÂŁ1,250,000 Share of Freehold A delightful three bedroom flat offering bright lateral accommodation forming part of a modern building with a lift, private garage and communal tennis court. Hamptons Hampstead 020 3151 5470 hampstead@hamptons-int.com. EPC: C



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HARROWBY STREET An unusually large studio apartment (365sqft). The flat benefits from wooden floors and a part partitioned sleeping area. Situated on the top floor of this prestigious building with 24 hour concierge, it is centrally located within easy walking distance of Oxford Street and Marble Arch. EPC Rating D.


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WARWICK AVENUE A stunning two bedroom property with a large garden moments from Warwick Avenue station. This recently refurbished flat comprises two large double bedrooms both with en suite bathrooms, a contemporary kitchen, an open plan reception room and a conservatory with a large dining table, access to a large garden and use of a private garage. EPC Rating D.


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ORCHARD COURT, PORTMAN SQUARE An exceptional and stunning interior designed five bedroom lateral apartment extending to 2,603 square foot on the second floor of one of the finest buildings in London, benefiting from Lutron lighting and Air Conditioning throughout. This apartment has been refurbished to an exceptionally high standard, boasting exceptional entertaining space with a spacious double reception room, large fully fitted Poggenpohl kitchen/dining room, four en-suite bedrooms, 5th bedroom with separate bathroom, cloakroom & utility room. Orchard Court is positioned on the eastern side of Portman Square with use of the gardens, located moments away from Bond Street and the plethora of shops, and restaurants of Mayfair and Marylebone. LEASEHOLD 86 YEARS UNEXPIRED


CLAREWOOD COURT, CRAWFORD STREET A south facing lateral apartment extending to 1,335 sq ft on the 4th floor (with lift) of this well maintained purpose built block. The apartment offers great natural light and well laid out accommodation, comprising great entertaining space with a large double reception room, Three Double bedrooms, bathroom and En-suite Shower Room. Clarewood Court is a 1930's style building situated within walking distance to Marylebone High Street with Baker Street and Marble Arch underground stations nearby.




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PORTLAND PLACE, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 A unique opportunity to acquire an unmodernised four bedroom, four bathroom apartment located on the third floor of this mansion block with a lift. It has the added benefit of high ceilings. The apartment would make an ideal family home in one of the most sought after buildings in the heart of Marylebone Village. The open spaces of Regents Park together with Baker Street and Regents Park Underground stations are close by. Please see website for full details


MARYLEBONE HIGH STREET, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 This modern two bedroom / two shower room top floor maisonette with wooden flooring is situated on the desirable Marylebone High Street and is only five minutes walking distance to Baker Street Underground station. Accommodation Comprises of two double bedrooms both with en-suite shower room, reception and separate kitchen. Ideally suited for two professionals or couple. Please see website for full details


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N AN OLD GRAND A N O L D G R A N D P I A N O F A C PIANO T O R YFACTORY, , NOW HOME TO NINE NOW HOME TO NINE LOFT A P A APARTMENTS. RTMENTS. LOFT Built in 1866-67, the Chappell Piano Factory is a magnificent Victorian industrial building, benefiting from retained period features, voluminous interiors, high ceilings and large sash windows. Located in the heart of London’s vibrant Camden, this brand new two bedroom apartment has been completely redeveloped to the highest standard. Set in the exciting new Chappell Lofts development, the property further benefits from a spectacular Club Lounge, providing residents with a private VIP entertainment venue for relaxation and entertaining. Other facilities include a bespoke cocktail bar/DJ booth, party/club sound/lighting system, 183 inch cinema screen, swimming pool, spa pool and gymnasium.

£1,995 PER WEEK* *ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATION FEES:- Tenancy Agreement Fee per property = £210, Reference Fee per Tenant and/or Guarantor = £35, Renewal after fixed term per property = £90, Check out Fees - Price Dependent on Property. Please note that these prices include VAT.


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ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 A stunning newly refurbished three bedroomed apartment comprising 1,395 sq ft/129.64 sq m, on the fourth floor of this excellent mansion block located directly opposite Lords Cricket Ground and within easy reach of public transport including the Jubilee Line, St John’s Wood High Street, The International School, Regent’s Park and the West End.

020 7722 7222

Wood Flooring Throughout ■ Dining Hall ■ Spacious Reception Room ■ Well Equipped Kitchen 3 Bedrooms ■ 2 Bathrooms (1 En Suite) ■ 24 Hour Porterage ■ EPC C £975 per week

105 ST. J OHN’S WOOD T ERRACE , LONDON NW8 6PL email: stjohnswood@behrandbutc hoff.com




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Stunning two bedroom split level period conversion located within a five minutes of Highgate tube station. The property comprises of two good size bedrooms, large bathroom with separate shower, large family kitchen which leads onto a stunning garden and living room with large bay windows. Decorated to a high standard throughout. Available end of August.

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Two stunning new build penthouses located on the much celebrated Marylebone High Street. Striking finishes, sunny interiors and fabulous terraces make these two penthouses highly desirable. Roof Terracing Ensuite Bathrooms Wooden Floors Throughout 3 Bedroom - £1,765 Per Week 2 Bedroom - £1,550 Per Week Offered Unfurnished (Can be furnished at additional cost)

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