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February 2021

The definitive guide to London living Editor’s letter Liz Skone James As I write this, the country is once again in lockdown, and while I very much hope to be wrong, it seems unlikely that things will have changed when you read it. With that in mind, much of our focus this month has been on exploring things you can enjoy from the safety of your home; from virtual exhibitions and performances, to online cookery classes and on demand workouts from some of our London favourites. We’ve also sought expert advice on how to handle homeschooling. If you’re in search of your next box set, cover star Tom Hughes tells us about his role in A Discovery of Witches. The Sky One drama is back for a fantastical second series, and makes perfect lockdown viewing. On the interiors front, why not use this time to make some changes to your bedroom? We show you how to give your space a touch of boutique hotel luxury. Talking of which, we’re still dreaming of getting away for a holiday… discover the destinations on our holiday hit list and start making plans. Finally, while much of the Capital is closed for business, the property market is still very much open, so if all of this time at home has given you itchy feet, check out some of the hottest homes currently on the books of our agents. Until next time, stay safe

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A stylish and beautifully designed two double bedroom, two bathroom apartment situated on the 5th floor of this extremely sought after portered, purpose built block. This wonderful apartment enjoys views towards the main communal gardens and the well-planned accommodation offers a clean, minimalist design throughout featuring a spacious and open plan reception room with bay window, a modern fitted kitchen and separate dining area. Grove End Gardens is a traditional 1930's portered building located in the heart of St Johns Wood with t: 020 7586 3111 entrances both on Grove End Road and Abbey Road. The modern communal areas are well presented and there is 24hr porterage, use of attractive communal e: sjw.sales@chancellors.co.uk gardens and limited first come first served residents parking. 88 St John’s Wood High Street, London, NW8 7SH EPC Rating: C SOLE AGENT

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A rare and unique opportunity to acquire this charming two bedroom floor flat boasting a stunning private roof terrace and set in a handsome period building in the heart of Hampstead. The property has been meticulously designed by the current vendor and comprises stylish and luxury fixtures and fittings, a private/secure entrance and high end kitchen/bathroom. The flat also has the added benefit of the potential to create an ensuite shower room (subject to the necessary consents). The Mount is conveniently located within reach of Hampstead underground station (Northern Line) and the plethora of patisseries, cafes and eateries along Hampstead High Street. Hampstead Heath is also accessible. EPC Rating: B

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

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

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WELLGARTH ROAD, NW11 £2,995,000

FREEHOLD

An unusual opportunity to acquire a lateral detached house arranged predominantly over just one floor and located moments from the Heath Extension.

Wellgarth Road is located within close proximity to Golders Green Underground Station (Northern Line), the shops and eateries of both Hampstead Village and Golders Green and the green open spaces of both Hampstead Heath and the Heath Extension.

This home has been meticulously refurbished by the existing owners and is well arranged with spacious and light filled living areas to one wing of the house, with an indulgent principal bedroom and three further bedrooms located on the other wing. Further benefits include a wraparound style landscaped garden, gymnasium with built in sauna and off street parking for two cars.

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SHELDON AVENUE, N6 £7,250,000

FREEHOLD

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

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

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

Maresfield Gardens, NW3 ÂŁ2,495,000

Arranged over the second and third floors of this well maintained detached Victorian house, a three double bedroom apartment with direct lift access. Situated on a highly sought after tree lined road , the property features a magnificent loft style reception room with vaulted ceiling opening on to a west facing balcony. There is also a large roof terrace with uninterrupted 360 degree views over the city skyline, energy rating c. Dexters Hampstead. 56 Heath Street, London, NW3 1DL T: 020 7433 0273 E: hampsteadsales@dexters.co.uk

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Bisham Gardens, N6 ÂŁ2,650,000

Located in the heart of Highgate Village and moments from shops and boutiques, a four bedroom Victorian house with large sash windows providing southerly views over Waterlow Park and the London skyline. Retaining a number of original period features and high ceilings, this fine home has a welcoming entrance hall, principal reception areas and a study or further bedroom. There is an open plan kitchen with a bi-folding door leading to a garden, energy rating c. Dexters Highgate. 35 Highgate High Street, London, N6 5JT T: 020 8545 8584 E: highgatesales@dexters.co.uk

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QUEENS GROVE, NW8 36 1984 - 2020

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

A beautifully presented 4 Bedroom Grade 2 Listed period family home arranged over four floors and located on this popular tree lined road. The house benefits from a 26’ double aspect reception room, an outstanding kitchen that opens up into the family and dining rooms and then leads directly to the south/east facing garden. ENTRANCE HALL • GUEST CLOAKROOM • DOUBLE ASPECT RECEPTION ROOM • KITCHEN • FAMILY ROOM • DINING ROOM • STUDY • MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN-SUITE BATHROOM • 3 BEDROOMS • FAMILY BATHROOM • UTILITY ROOM • EPC=E. FREEHOLD

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WELLINGTON COURT, ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 A spacious bright and airy 2 double bedroom apartment situated on the 4th floor of this popular portered block located virtually opposite St John’s Wood Underground station (Jubilee line). The flat comprises of a spacious entrance hall, well proportioned reception/dining room with bay window, fitted kitchen, 2 double bedrooms and family bathroom. Wellington Court is a sought after period building located on Wellington Road with the eateries, cafes and boutiques of St John’s Wood High Street and Circus Road located only moments away. Lord’s Cricket Ground and Regent’s Park are within easy walking distance. PORTERAGE • LIFT • ENTRY PHONE • WITHIN EASY REACH OF TUBE STATION • WITHIN EASY REACH OF BUS STOP • EPC=D.

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

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Mark Nash Director mark.nash@sandfords.com

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

CHESTER TERRACE REGENT’S PARK, NW1

£9,900,000 LEASEHOLD / JOINT SOLE AGENT

A rare opportunity to purchase an outstanding Grade I Listed Nash house (427 sqm / 4,596 sqft) located in one of the finest terraces in the Crown Estate, with fantastic views onto Regent’s Park. The property has been recently refurbished and redesigned to the highest standard and provides elegant and well planned accommodation, which is arranged over five floors and benefits from a lift, air-conditioning throughout, high ceilings, a purpose built roof terrace, three storage vaults, communal gardens and off-street parking. The accommodation comprises a reception hall, a magnificent drawing room on the first floor with floor to ceiling windows with wonderful views onto Regent’s Park, a dining room, a master bedroom suite with a dressing room and en suite bathroom, four further bedrooms, two bathrooms, a well equipped kitchen, utility and a media room. The property also benefits from staff accommodation on the lower ground floor which includes two bedrooms, a kitchen and a bathroom. Chester Terrace is located on the eastern side of Regent’s Park’s outer circle, with Great Portland Street Underground Station (Circle and Metropolitan lines) only approximately 600m away. Chester Terrace is proudly the longest unbroken terrace in Regent’s Park, created in the 16th Century by John Nash for the Prince Regent. It boasts a private road serving its front doors and a private garden reserved for residents’ use only, running the whole length of the Terrace. This gently separates it from the Outer Circle and the majestic park beyond.

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BLENHEIM ROAD ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8

£4,350,000 FREEHOLD / JOINT SOLE AGENT

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

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1 LOWER TERRACE , HAMPSTEAD NW3

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beautifully presented Grade II listed Georgian home situated on a desirable road in this central village location. This character filled house is arranged over three floors offering excellent entertainment spaces, as well as a westerly facing rear patio garden. 3 B E D R O O M S | 2 B AT H R O O M S | 2 R E C E P T I O N R O O M S | U T I L I T Y R O O M G A R D E N | T E R R A C E | P E R I O D | A P P R O X I M AT E LY 1 ,7 1 2 S Q F T | E P C E 0 . 3 M I L E S T O H A M P S T E A D U N D E R G R O U N D S TAT I O N

Guide price ÂŁ2,995,000 Knight Frank Hampstead katy.brookes@knightfrank.com 020 3797 2160

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1 WARWICK AVENUE , LITTLE VENICE W9

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white stucco fronted Regency house located in the heart of Little Venice on Warwick Avenue. The beautiful property comprises 3,546 sq ft of family accommodation and is in excellent condition, overlooking the Regent's Canal.

P R I N C I P A L B E D R O O M S U I T E | 5 F U R T H E R B E D R O O M S | 4 B AT H R O O M S | 2 R E C E P T I O N R O O M S K I T C H E N | D I N I N G R O O M | G A R D E N | A P P R O X I M AT E LY 3 , 5 4 6 S Q F T | E P C E 0 . 4 M I L E S F R O M WA R W I C K AV E N U E S TAT I O N

Guide price ÂŁ5,950,000 Knight Frank St. John's Wood benji.weinberger@knightfrank.com 020 3811 0776

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Detached and spacious period home Langdon Park Road, N6 Highgate Underground Station: 0.5 miles Beautiful vicarage arranged over three floors in a prestigious location, 3 reception rooms, kitchen, 7 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, utility room, storage room, private garden, EPC = F

Freehold | 3,613 sq ft | Guide ÂŁ2.3 million

James Diaper Savills Hampstead Residential Sales 020 7472 5000 jdiaper@savills.com

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Period house with separate mews Hamilton Terrace, NW8 St John's Wood Underground Station: 0.6 miles Unique opportunity to acquire a Grade II listed semi-detached house, 4 reception rooms, kitchen, principal en suite bedroom with dressing room, 3 further bedrooms (1 en suite), bathroom, separate mews house comprising reception room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, swimming pool, garage, garden.

Freehold | 3,840 sq ft | Guide ÂŁ6.95 million

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

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ST JOHN’S WOOD | NW8

A well presented four bedroom semi-detached town house, internally situated in The Marlowes (not backing onto the Finchley Road) on the east side of St John’s Wood. The house comprises approximately 1,844 sq ft /171 sq m of accommodation arranged over three floors only and features a wider than usual rear garden and off-street parking for two cars. FREEHOLD SOLE AGENTS GUIDE PRICE: £3,100,000

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ST JOHN’S WOOD | NW8

A newly refurbished three bedroom duplex apartment arranged over the first and second floors of a prestigious modern block with 24 hour porterage, communal gardens and underground parking. This stylish home offers approximately 1,500 sq ft /143 sq m of accommodation and is located within a short walk of the amenities of Little Venice (350m) as well as St John’s Wood High Street and Regent’s Park. SHARE OF FREEHOLD JOINT SOLE AGENTS ASKING PRICE: £2,250,000

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Dating back to 1812 a charming and rarely available four bedroom home on South End Road, Hampstead, NW3 discreetly set behind an 81 ft mature front garden with gated off street parking for four cars. Adjacent to Hampstead Heath and offering wonderful internal accommodation with a charming conservatory opening onto a private courtyard leading to spectacular award winning garden with several ponds, water features, green house and summer house. South End Road is ideally located between the open spaces of Hampstead Heath, South End Green and Hampstead Village. 4

Energy Efficiency Rating - TBC

Hampstead Sales 020 7435 4404

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A substantial unmodernised semi-detached late Victorian house on Redington Road, Hampstead, NW3 with grand entertaining rooms and retaining many original features including ornate ceilings, fireplaces and wood flooring. Further benefits include an extensive decked terrace area, a 63ft West facing garden with outdoor swimming pool and off street parking. Commanding a fine position on the favoured west side of this desirable road within, located half a mile from the centre of the Hampstead Village and the Heath. 6

Energy Efficiency Rating - E54

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ST JAMES’S CLOSE, ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 £3,000,000 We are delighted to have been instructed on this attractive lateral four bedroom apartment which is located on the third floor of this portered building on the prestigious Prince Albert Road. This property features a double reception room that has access to a South Facing balcony looking directly onto the beautiful leafy Regents Park. The property has been in the same family ownership for over 40 years and is one of only a few properties to have its own secure lock up garage to the rear of the building and additional off street parking. This exceptional property features a balcony, eat in kitchen, principle master bedroom with dressing room and en-suite bathroom, stunning views and communal hot water and heating. St James Close, is conveniently located opposite Regents Park, adjacent to Primrose Hill and within half a mile of the boutiques and restaurants of both St Johns Wood High Street and Primrose Hill village. Leasehold | Principal Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom | Three Further Bedrooms | Shower Room | Guest W/C | Reception Room | Kitchen | Dressing Room | South Facing Balcony | Garage| Off Street Parking | Communal Hot Water & Heating | EPC Rating C

ST JOHN’S WOOD | 020 7586 7001

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TATHAM PLACE, ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8, £4,950,000 We are delighted to have been instructed on this five bedroom contemporary town house set within this highly sought after cobbled mews development situated on the favoured East side of St John’s Wood just off Acacia Road. Tatham Place offers the security and the services of a portered apartment with parking together with the benefits of a freehold house. The house is presented in immaculate condition and benefits from spacious and contemporary family living emphasised by a dramatic double height reception room with a galleried study. This home further benefits from a decked patio garden, west facing terrace and two underground parking spaces.

Freehold | Principle Bedroom Suite | Three Further Bedrooms | Four Bathroom (Two En-Suites) | Guest WC | Utility Room Reception Room | Family Room | Mezzanine / Galleried Study | Kitchen | Balcony | Decked Patio Garden | West Facing Terrace | Daytime Porter | EPC Rating C

ST JOHN’S WOOD | 020 7586 7001

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EAST VIEW HADLEY GREEN EN5 A WONDERFUL FOUR-BEDROOM FAMILY HOME, SET IN PICTURESQUE HADLEY GREEN A beautiful and gated detached family home arranged over two floors, boasting three ample reception rooms, open plan kitchen and dining room, study as well as four spacious bedrooms, one with an ensuite shower room. Further benefits include off-street parking for up to five cars and a generous rear garden. Set in the sought after and picturesque neighbourhood of Hadley Green, East View is within a short stroll from High Barnet’s charming high street. Accommodation: Entrance hall, kitchen with dining area, 3 reception rooms, study, principal ensuite bedroom, 3 further bedrooms (one ensuite), family bathroom, guest cloakroom Amenities: Off street parking, CCTV, security alarm, rear garden

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

£1,750,000 Freehold Joint Sole Agents

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

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NORFOLK ROAD ST JOHN’S WOOD NW8

A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE A BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED LOW BUILT PERIOD VILLA (273.5 SQ M/ 2,944 SQ FT) TRANQUILLY SITUATED IN ONE OF ST JOHN’S WOOD’S MOST DESIRABLE ROADS. THE PROPERTY BENEFITS FROM AN EXQUISITE LANDSCAPED WRAP-AROUND STYLE GARDEN AND AN EXCELLENT STUDIO HOUSE AT THE FOOT OF THE PLOT THAT CAN BE INDEPENDENTLY ACCESSED. Norfolk Road is superbly located on the favoured east side of St John’s Wood and is a short walk from all the amenities of St John’s Wood High Street, St John’s Wood Underground Station (Jubilee line) and the green open spaces of both Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill.

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Principal Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom, Two Further Bedrooms (One with En-Suite Bathroom), Family Bathroom, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Second Kitchen/Living Room, Sitting Room, Orangery, Study, Utility Room, Two Guest Cloakrooms, Two Dressing Rooms/Storage Areas, Pantry, Off-Street Parking, Exceptional Landscaped Gardens, Independent Studio Guest House. EPC=TBC.

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020 7402 9494 16 Park Road, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4SH Facsimile: 020 7724 7055 Email: enquiries@bargets.co.uk

Ambassadorial detached residence Winnington Road, London, N2 One of the finest houses to come onto the market. Approached by a magnificent carriage driveway is this ambassadorial detached newly built house in the last ten years, standing in its own grounds. The house features one of the grandest central staircases in marble with beautiful balustrades. The accommodation is approximately 15,737 square feet / 1,462 square meters, on just over half an acre. The house benefits from an internal lift that goes to all floors, cinema, exceptional leisure facilities including swimming pool and full sized gym and a fully integral underground car park for 10 cars. Reception Hall • Drawing Room • Sitting Room • Dining Room • Conservatory • Dining Room • Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Utility Room • Conservatory Guest Cloakrooms Lift • Study • Master Bedroom Suite With Dressing Room And Bathroom • Study • Master Bedroom Suite With Dressing Room And Bathroom 7 Further Bedrooms All En-Suite • Games Room • Staff Quarters With Kitchen And Sitting Room • Gym • Swimming Pool • Garage For 10 Cars • Summer House

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A luxurious ground floor Hampstead apartment with own private garden The Pavillions, Mount Vernon, NW3 A luxurious ground floor apartment situated in this prime Hampstead gated development in the heart of the Village. Refurbished approximately 2 years ago; This flat is offered in exceptional condition throughout and boasts a southwest facing terrace accessible from the main reception room and the two double bedrooms. The property has the use of the developments leisure facilities which include an indoor heated swimming pool and gymnasium. Other benefits include, porterage, 24 hour security, lift, communal gardens and two allocated underground parking spaces. Situated within walking distance of the shops, restaurants and transport facilities as well as the Heath. Meticulous Renovation/Refurbishment • Bespoke Furnishings & Fittings • MDFX Comprehensive Smart System for Intelligent Homes • Bose Integrated System 2 Allocated Underground Parking Spaces • 24 Hour Concierge • Private Landscaped Garden

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Enjoying an elevated position up and away from the road at the top end of Platts Lane close to the vast open spaces of the Heath, a detached characterful Edwardian five bedroom family house, providing generous accommodation arranged over three floors. The house enjoys a particularly good ground floor footplate offering two reception rooms, a guest WC and a large 32' x 21' kitchen/dining/ family room with direct access on to a 75' southerly facing rear garden. The two upper floors provide four bedrooms, a family bathroom and separate WC on the first floor and a master bedroom with bathroom/dressing room on the second floor with its own private roof terrace. To the front of the house is a single garage. Access to all bus routes and underground stations can be located at the bottom of Platts Lane on the Finchley Road.

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A bright four bedroom (plus study) town house, presented in good decorative condition throughout and situated in a private close in the heart of Hampstead Village. Offering flexible accommodation over three floors, the house has been comprehensively upgraded to a high standard by the current owners. The ground floor has an inviting open plan dual aspect 27' reception room and custom built fitted kitchen with bi-fold doors leading out to a west facing patio garden. The first floor is currently arranged as a living room, bedroom, study and family bathroom with the master bedroom, together with a further bedroom and additional bathroom situated on the second floor. This desirable Village house is complemented by another private patio to the front overlooking the communal garden, plus the rare benefit of a separate garage and additional off street parking in the close. Vane Close is a private development of modern houses located off Hampstead High Street and within walking distance of the wide choice of local shops, restaurants and cafes as well as the underground station (Northern Line). Hampstead Heath is also within a short walk.

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PODCAST

In Focus with David Yarrow From 3 February

Launching this month, fine art photographer David Yarrow talks us through some of his favourite shots and the extraordinary stories behind them. The podcast, which is hosted by the acclaimed snapper himself, will explore in detail 12 images over six episodes, and promises some hilarious – and hair-raising – anecdotes. Hear how Yarrow fell overboard into freezing temperatures whilst getting his perfect shot of orcas; how he fared with an enormous elephant charging straight into his lens; and how he navigated the precarious set-up of supermodel Cindy Crawford and a wolf, in a bar. Aural – and visual – escapism at its best. Available on Apple, Google and Spotify, amongst others

ONLINE THEATRE

Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Hung Parliament Until 9 March

London’s theatrical storytellers Les Enfants Terribles are no strangers to the immersive show. In fact, it’s what they do best. The innovative Alice’s Adventures Underground proved a roaring success and won the theatre company an Olivier nomination back in 2015. Going fully digital, then, was never going to phase this highly creative bunch, who’ve announced an extension to their latest whodunnit. Promising a multi-sensory experience that blurs the lines between theatre, gaming and escape room, we’re transported back to Victorian London and, as Scotland Yard’s newest recruits, tasked with solving the crime before our time runs out. Suitable for wily detectives aged 12 and over. Deerstalkers optional. Public and private shows available, visit sherlockimmersive.com for details

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The Exception Our lockdown entertainment choices are fascinating. While some of us crave only sweetness and light, others find comfort in the dark side – and this new release, available on digital download, falls firmly in the latter camp. If you enjoyed the Nordic noir of The Bridge and The Killing, you’ll love this full length Danish psychological thriller, based on Christian Jungersen’s novel of the same name. Iben, Malene, Anne-Lise and Camilla are colleagues at the Danish Centre for Genocide. When Iben and Malene receive death threats, they naturally suspect a recently profiled war criminal. But as a case of office bullying is escalated, the women, whose daily routine is already marked by power struggles, whispers and alliances, begin to look inward. Available on various digital platforms including curzonhomecinema.com

ONLINE ART

Nature Drawing Club

Natural History Museum Get your creative juices flowing with this weekly interactive drawing club that invites us to submit our nature-inspired doodles, paintings and even sculptures to the Natural History Museum via its social channels. With a new theme announced every Friday on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, we could be drawing anything from a sparrow to a stegosaurus and proudly posting it. The programme is, of course, open to artists of all ages and abilities. Tag your masterpiece with #NatureDrawingClub to join in (nhm.ac.uk/events/nature-drawing-club)

ONLINE ART

Collect 2021 26 February-2 March

Launching virtually for the first time with the help of Artsy.net, this international celebration of contemporary craft and design sees its 17th edition. Usually held at Somerset House, Collect gives the Capital’s art lovers a chance to discover and invest in some exceptional new pieces from across the globe. So far, 28 galleries from three continents are confirmed, with 40 per cent of them signing up from outside the UK. And while there’s nothing quite like the buzz of a physical art fair, there is something to be said about perusing and purchasing the perfect objet for our home, from the comfort of it. We can just visualise that sculpture on our mantelpiece… collectfair.org.uk

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Tom did succeed in securing a place to study at RADA, and to this day, he maintains that it is his biggest achievement. “It was game changing: that was the thing that gave me a way in, because it was like I was on a different continent, and the acting world was in totally another place, and how the hell do I get there, which flight do I have to get?” RADA undoubtedly opened many doors for Tom, whose CV since graduating has been impressively varied. Including, amongst other roles, appearances in BBC thriller Paula, legal drama Silk and period drama Dancing On The Edge, since a break out appearance in Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s coming-of-age comedy Cemetery Junction. Perhaps most notable is his brooding portrayal of Prince Albert in Victoria, ITV’s blockbuster about the British monarch; it was the first time Tom had taken a role that would see him appearing over the course of several series. “I am a restless soul I guess; I always want to change direction and challenge myself. But there was a real joy with staying with Albert for three years, and a real challenge within that,” he tells me. “And I loved that, I loved applying myself with that, and being able to take my time…” “The attraction of that character was that you know the arc of that story. You can focus on the little things, because you know where the story is going. I think maybe in my 20s I was always a bit cautious, because you can get to the end of season one, and they can go, ‘Oh, by the way, the character is a superhero’. Whereas, with Albert, that wasn’t the case, you can treat it as a film, or as any other kind of one-off job. It was amazing doing that for three years. But coming out of it and looking at the landscape, I guess I was keen to go back and challenge myself,” he explains. Tom Hughes wasn’t always going to be an actor. “When I was growing In particular, Tom wanted to explore different up, I didn’t really watch a lot of films; I kind of fell into acting from genres. And he has done just that in the various music,” he explains. “That was my escapism as a kid, and football really.” projects we are set to see him in this year. Starting He recalls how his brother, who is six years older, started having guitar with a foray into fantasy as he takes on a part lessons. “I was incredibly jealous, as you are when you’re five and a half, in the second series of A Discovery of Witches, so I begged to have lessons too. And the teacher said that if I could reach showing now on Sky One. Adapted from the the fifth fret when I stretched out my thumb and little finger, he would trilogy of books by Deborah Harkness, it is the tale teach me. And I remember kind of sitting up all night pulling my finger of a centuries-old vampire, Matthew, played by out of its socket trying to make my hand bigger,” he laughs. Matthew Goode, a spellbound witch, Diana, played It didn’t work, but he got the lessons anyway, and making music quickly by Teresa Palmer, and the mysterious manuscript became Tom’s world. It was only when a teacher, knowing that he was that draws them together. “The story picks up comfortable performing on stage, coerced him to take a part in a school right at the end, where season one finished, production, that he considered giving it a go. “In my school there weren’t a lot literally from the moment it ends. And Diana of lads who did drama, so this teacher was like, ‘Do you want to play Dracula and Matthew have gone back to the 1590s,” Tom in this play?’. And I was like, ‘Not really’. And he was like, ‘You get to have two reveals. He plays Kit Marlowe, a real-life medieval weeks off school’, so I was like, ‘Oh! Yeah, go on then, that’d be brilliant!’.” playwright and poet, though the fictionalised It was, Tom says, a life changing experience: “I remember coming off stage version of Kit is also a daemon. and everyone going, ‘Oh, wasn’t it great when you did this’, and I couldn’t “When this came along, it had all the attraction remember anything that had happened,” he recalls. “I can pick up the guitar of the genre of the show – the fantastical element and if you don’t interrupt me, I could play for ages and wouldn’t know if it was of vampires and daemons and all of that. But the twenty minutes or nine hours. There’s that Stone Roses line: 'Stop the world, beauty for me, the kicker, was that, within that, I’m getting off' – music kind of allows me to do that. To step off the world there was the social realism of being able to play for a bit and be in a different zone. And acting gave me that same feeling of a person who was real,” Tom tells me, excitedly. stepping off.” And within that, the real Kit Marlowe, and the Kit That debut whetted Tom’s appetite; he believes that the pursuit of that Marlowe that Deborah has brought into this world, feeling became like a drug for him. “I guess I have always been fascinated by it was just fascinating. He is mercurial, there is how people work, and when I discovered this thing, there was an honesty to a danger to him. There is almost an emotional it, in terms of how you could delve into the human psyche in a way that you hedonism about Kit that I just thought would be don’t really have time to do in normal life. So, my wanting to act came from incredible to play.” It was a joy of a job, and Tom the inside out really, rather than watching films and desiring to be in them.” hopes that this series will be as well received as the Drama was an unusual choice for teenage boys in Upton-by-Chester, Tom’s first. “I haven’t seen the second season yet, but I hometown in the North West. “I went to a wicked comprehensive, but drama think the first season of the show absolutely gets it wasn’t really a thing, it wasn’t really mapped out how this could become my career,” he tells me. “In that period of high school, you know, in my town, if you were going to do a job that was against the grain, I guess you would either be in a band, or you would be a footballer,” he explains. “But I was determined to keep chasing this drug, this equilibrium, if you like… I blagged my way into the Young Everyman Playhouse, even though I wasn’t from Merseyside.” It soon became clear that this was what he wanted to do with his life. “I vividly remember my mum and dad, when I told them I wanted to be an actor, that I definitely wanted to go and try and do this… We didn’t know how to do it. We didn’t have a clue. We didn’t have the internet, and I remember Tom wears, opposite page: them going to an internet café and coming back and my mum, who had lived Taupe cashmere in London years before and knew of RADA, saying that was the one. And I roll neck (lucafaloni.com), remember thinking, well, if that’s the good one then I’ve got to get in there. green overshirt Then I’ll have a chance.” (angloitalian.com)

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“THERE WAS AN HONESTY TO ACTING, IN TERMS OF HOW YOU COULD DELVE INTO THE HUMAN PSYCHE”

“It’s something that I have been keen to make for some time,” Tom tells me. Written and directed by William Nunez – who is thus far better known for his documentary work and as a news director for NBC, Bloomberg and CNN – the project has been a number of years in the making. “Robert was a fascinating man; very complicated and conflicted, but a genius in many ways when it comes to his poetry and his lyricism and his wit,” says Tom, explaining his desire to take the part. “He was not perfect by any means, but there are elements of Robert that were breath-taking. The way he lived his life, there was a bravery to him, an unabashed honesty about him. We had been trying to make that for a good few years, and we got that done right before lockdown, which was great. It was a really fascinating job.” Production may have wrapped, but there are still uncertainties surrounding when both of these films will be released. “They are both independent films, so COVID is going to have an impact on that,” Tom explains. “They will be the kind of films that will go to festivals… so the exact release date is dependent on how it works out in terms of COVID. You know, we are all kind of – the whole world, I guess, right now – just tentatively making decisions, but we just have right, which is why I wanted to be part of it. It still feels real, just to see how things go.” an exaggerated reality – and that can have a real comment about life We are, indeed, all waiting to see how things within it,” he explains. go, though now with perhaps a little glimmer of There was similar appeal to Shepherd, the independent horror film that light at the end of the tunnel. I wonder what has Tom will take the leading role in later this year. “It was a horror movie, but been keeping Tom going these past months. “The it had something that I felt I could root myself in, within that genre: it is thought of having a pint with all of my friends, to like a psychological thriller of a horror movie,” he reveals. “Horror is a genre be honest,” he shrugs. “There’s a big group of us that I have not done before, and this felt like something where I could take that have known each other for years, and they the character down a different route; deal with all the things that the genre are very much my soul, so the chance for us all brings, while also, fundamentally, still having that psychological framework to get together… It is lovely to do when they are from which to build on. It wasn’t just someone running through the woods pixelated, but I want to hold them and hug them, being chased. It kind of had both elements. And that was exciting.” and raise a glass and tell them how much I love Tom plays Eric, a man whose life is falling apart after the death of his wife. them, you know?” We certainly do. Here’s hoping When he sees an advertisement for job as a shepherd on a remote island, he it’s very soon. decides to take it, in an effort to find himself. “Through the film, you start to A Discovery of Witches is on Sky One now question whether this island is real, or whether it is a manifestation of his own psychological state,” Tom explains. “It actually doesn’t help him in any way. He becomes emotionally trapped there, and we go on this journey of discovery with Eric, but also a journey of fear. And it kind of fundamentally makes him face the truth of who he is and what his life has become,” he concludes. Just how that pans out, we will have to wait and see. A second independent film project sees Tom on more familiar ground, Tom wears: playing poet Robert Graves in a depiction of his life. The Laureate tells the Houndstooth coat (oliverspencer.co.uk), story of his eyebrow-raising ménage à trois with wife Nancy Nicholson cashmere roll neck (angloitalian.com) (played by Laura Haddock) and writer Laura Riding (Dianna Argon).

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Style& wellbeing

With intelligent design and high spec, sustainable fabrics, the new activewear from hush is looking good

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Get your gear on Whether you’re finding your stride with a new year’s fitness regime, or you’re just adapting to a more relaxed wardrobe now that social appointments are a rarity, we think you’ll love the gorgeous new activewear collection from hush. In a palette of forest greens and electric blues, with a focus on technical fabrics and design, the pieces not only look amazing, but perform just as well. We love the classic black leggings, which have been treated to an ultra-modern upgrade with graphic, electric blue animal print, made with two-way stretch and breathable, quick drying fabric, they’ll move with you and stay in place. Sustainability is at the heart of the collection, with all sports bras and leggings made from a regenerated nylon created from recycled fishing nets, industrial plastic and recycled fabric; while the Modal used in vests has been made from sustainably-sourced beech wood using an environmentally responsible pulp-to-fibre process. Recycled polyester has been used in jackets and a stunning silver holdall bag is made from paper. hush-uk.com

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It’s a skin thing ONLINE FITNESS

If your skin is missing salon treatments, this might just see it through. Next generation at-home skincare comes from RÉDUIT, who have developed a clever electronic applicator that uses ultrasonic diffusion to deliver the purest, most potent topical ingredients. The sleek, palm-sized device disperses ultra-fine droplets, creating a super-fine film that can be easily absorbed by your skin without leaving a residue – meaning a weightless finish every time and absolutely no product wastage. In this way, clever pods containing just 5ml of highly concentrated skincare are designed to last for up to forty applications (making them equivalent to between 100-200ml of traditional product). Committed to sustainability, the Return & Renew programme means that you can send back empty pods for recycling, you’ll even earn one new pod for every four returned. With different formulations available for all skin types, this is one clever device that we all need in our lives.

Coming on strong With gyms once more off limits, we’re welcoming news of a just launched on demand online studio. Offering something a little different to the usual virtual HIIT classes, GRNDHOUSE focuses solely on strength and resistancebased training. And if the weights area of the gym has always felt intimidating, bear with us – designed to demystify outdated stereotypes, the programme is as much for beginners as it is for those seasoned in all things strength. The platform offers ondemand workouts taught by some of the country’s best trainers,

with a weekly programme of new and unique classes – available any place, any time – and access to a brilliant community of likeminded folk, who are on hand to encourage and inspire. Designed to help you to build endurance, stability, power and confidence, each class has a specific goalbased focus to encourage progress while enhancing both physical and mental health. You’ll go from strength to strength. Prices from £22 per month (billed bi-annually) or £25 per month. For details, see grndhouse.com

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FABRIC RECOMMENDS

Dr Anne Mendelovici Bespoke anti-ageing treatments are designed to maintain natural beauty

Months of video meetings and virtual catch ups, both socially and for work, have meant I’ve spent much time scrutinising my own face. I know there are tricks to improve my appearance – better lighting and screen positioning, for starters – but all I can focus on are the faults on my face. The ageing seems to be taking place in front of my eyes. I already have a good skincare routine in place, so it feels like I might need some extra help.

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Charlotte Jade

Al fresco sun salutations might be off the cards for a few more months, but Charlotte Jade’s mats will help you to embrace the healing power of nature while practicing indoors

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I bump into an old school friend and can’t help but notice how great (read: young) she looks. She lets me into her secret: Dr Anne Mendelovici. A specialist in the use of injectables and skin rejuvenation, French-born Dr Mendelovici worked for 15 years in Dr Sebagh’s London clinic, making a name for herself as one of the Capital’s most highly respected cosmetic doctors. She’s now set up her own clinic on Wimpole Street, and I manage to book an appointment when restrictions allow. It’s never a comfortable experience having someone scrutinise your face, especially when they are highlighting the areas that could do with a tweak, but somehow this doesn’t feel in the slightest bit critical. The approach is grounding and supportive. As we look in the mirror, Dr Mendelovici points out that one side of my neck has a more pronounced muscle than the other, something I had never noticed. She recommends Botox to even the appearance of this out, and also in my frown lines. After a single treatment I can’t even see the imbalance, and my wrinkles are vastly improved. I didn’t even know you could have Botox in your neck, but I think this is going to be a real game-changer for me. Bring on those virtual meetings… BP Botox from £300. 18 Wimpole Street, W1G (07901 206846; drmendelovici. com)

While the past year took its toll in immeasurable ways, for me, it threw up some pleasant surprises, too – not least my metamorphosis into a yoga bunny. I can imagine the snigger of my former desk-buddies as I type. Each lunchtime they’d religiously hit the gym while I religiously stayed behind and hit the biscuit tin. But these are strange new times and I find myself Lycra-clad in front of an online class and in the market for a stylish new yoga mat. (Because of course I don’t already

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own one). Charlotte Jade is best loved for her luxury interiors offering. Think plush velvet cushions and pattern-rich wallpaper featuring a cacophony of bold botanicals and exotic animalia. For the artist, biophilic design brings a restorative dose of nature into our lives, which helps with our mental wellbeing, reduces stress and improves our productivity. It seems only right, then, that this ethos should translate into a collection of beautiful, biophilic

exercise mats. Hand-drawn and digitally printed, the mats are made from an ecofriendly hessian lattice and boast a non-slip base in natural rubber. Choose flora: Balearic or botanical palm, or fauna: striking tiger or leopard illustrations. Either way, if you’re anything like I am, you’ll need an excuse to keep up those good lockdown habits. I’m certain my mat will see plenty more sun salutations to come. AH £70 (charlotte-jade.co.uk)


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BUSINESS AS UNUSUAL

The pandemic has blurred the divisions between work and home, and while this has its benefits, it is important to protect your wellbeing while working from home, say the experts at Bupa Global

Stay focused on the ‘life-work’ balance you want For many, life is not going back to ‘business as usual’ anytime soon. Bupa Global’s research found that more than half of global executives do not plan to return to the same fast pace of life, and many have spent more time focusing on their wellbeing, passions and hobbies. “This is important for protecting wellbeing and mental health. We also believe that individuals, families and employers must be committed to talking openly about concerns, and to seeking help early,” says Dr James. Get help when you need it Stigmas around mental health conditions can lead to delays in getting treatment. But early

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or many people, home is the place they return to, to unburden themselves of the stresses and strains of life. But during the pandemic, many aspects of life have merged, and homes have had to provide not only a safe haven for individuals and their families, but a functional space to work from, too. Recent data from Bupa Global’s Executive Wellbeing Index† shows that 38 per cent of high-net-worth individuals plan to continue working from home, and almost one in five will work from their holiday home. But mental health experts advise that the blurring of divisions between work and home-life and the impact on wellbeing can be complex. So, what steps can people take to protect their family space and wellbeing, and ensure the ‘homeboardroom’ is productive and fulfilling?

diagnosis can have a positive impact on the long-term prognosis. Dr James concludes: “At Bupa Global, we recognise that mental health is just as important as physical health and believe in helping people to feel their best and stay that way too. We know that when a family member is struggling with their mental health, it can impact the whole family – that’s why we offer extensive mental health cover for individuals and their families.” For more information about Bupa Global premium health plans, visit bupaglobal.com/withyou or talk to the Private Client team today on 0333 920 3062

Create physical and mental boundaries For Dr Luke James, Bupa Global’s Medical Director, it’s crucial to create clear boundaries at home: “We hear from many executives that they’re not able to turn off, or that they’re struggling to concentrate, and it’s here where a physical workspace, which can be exited after the working day is over, can really help.” It also means imposing psychological boundaries too, ensuring that both work time and family time are protected. For some, this means shutting down emails and collaborative technologies once the working day is over, or reducing non-urgent calls at weekends. For others, preserving lunch breaks and time to exercise is particularly important.

[†] Bupa Global Executive Wellbeing Index (September 2020). Research conducted among 450 high net worth individuals and senior executives across UK, France, USA, UAE and Egypt Calls may be recorded. Bupa Global is a trading name of Bupa Insurance Limited and Bupa Insurance Services Limited. Bupa Insurance Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Bupa Insurance Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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Food &drink

Feast your eyes on this month’s finest

POP UP

Taking the biscuit

COOKERY COURSE

Learning with the Experts Had it with homeschooling? Time to focus those efforts on yourself. For its latest online course, Learning with Experts has partnered with Tatler to gain unprecedented access to the society mag’s illustrious address book. Bringing together four top chefs, the new immersive learning experience covers a fine dining menu,

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Winery tours may be off the table, but The Sourcing Table is a new service that brings carefully curated wines direct to your door

starting with a lesson in appetisers and bread from Fabric favourite Ollie Dabbous. Next up, Kerth Gumbs of Ormer tackles starters, while main courses come courtesy of Peter Gray at Heston Blumenthal’s The Hind’s Head. Rounding off the menu, chef patissier and host of Bake Off: The Professionals, Benoit Blin from Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux

Quat’Saisons instructs in the art of dessert. And to tie everything together, each chef recommends matched wines, as suggested by their in-house sommeliers. Perfect your skills now in time to host the ultimate dinner party when restrictions allow. The experience, which is purchased as a digital voucher, allows participants to log in at their leisure, take the

lessons, submit work and receive feedback on their efforts. We think it’s the perfect gift to self, or maybe for a loved one this Valentine’s Day. Learning with Experts has two course options, Expert at £430 or Peer at £120. The individual lessons are priced at £135 for Expert or £35 for Peer. For more details, see learningwithexperts. com/foodanddrink

If you’re missing sommelier suggestions, allow us to introduce The Sourcing Table, a new online shop and wine club that brings carefully selected wines, many of which have only previously been available in restaurants, directly to your door. The brainchild of Ben Henshaw, founder of Indigo Wine, wine writer Jamie Goode, sommelier Paz Levinson and Raj Parr star of Netflix’s SOMM, it offers access to an impressively curated list of wines, with limited edition cases released quarterly in collaboration with different experts. This month, Paz, a native of Argentina, releases a

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The last year has been tough, but for some, the drastic restrictions have brought about positive change. Among them, pastry chef Kimberly Lin, who credits the pandemic with providing her with the opportunity to launch Floozie Cookie. She tells us: “Like many chefs, I always had a fantasy project in my head. I chose the cookie because it has always struck me as underrated and overlooked, but to me it expresses care, skill and creativity, a treat without pretence… it can bring such joy.” Her all-vegan menu features treats like the classic Chocolate Chunk and PB&J (a gluten free peanut butter cookie stuffed with homemade raspberry jam), while this month’s special is the Red Velvet (stuffed with a raspberry white chocolate centre and coated in red sprinkles). Who could resist? Priced at £3.50 per cookie, takeaway is available from Kimberly’s Covent Garden pop up, or you can order online for delivery. 5 James Street, WC2E (flooziecookie.com)

case drawing upon her many years selecting wines for the world’s top restaurants, including Anne-Sophie Pic London and Paris. Ben says: “We want to be a hub for wine lovers. In a similar way to a winery, we hand-select the best bottles for customers who want to drink quality wines made with genuine passion.” A Wine Club subscription includes a quarterly delivery and provides members with priority access to exclusive wines, events and discounts. We’ll drink to that. For details, see thesourcingtable.com

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LONDON FOODIE

Massimo Lopez

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Founder, The Italians What’s the last thing you cooked? I recently made some homemade spinach and ricotta ravioli; I was really craving it after Christmas. My mother taught me how to make it years ago and it’s something I come back to again and again. What’s your signature dish? Spaghetti (I like to use Pasta di Gragnano) with Piennolo tomatoes and lobster. I like to pull this one out when entertaining in the summer, during tomato season. Usually with a chilled bottle of Lugana – you can’t go wrong. What’s the best meal you’ve ever eaten? Always my mum’s cooking, she makes the best food. I grew up in Calabria, so we always had the most delicious fresh produce. Mum would often make aubergine parmigiana; it is a favourite of mine to this day. Whenever I make it I follow her recipe. Guilty food pleasure? I have a slight addiction to cheese, especially Alpeggio cheeses. They are my vice. If you could cook for anyone, who? I would love to cook for my daughters, they are both living in Australia and I miss them very much. They both love food with a bit of spice so I would probably make a nice spaghetti with tomato, olive oil and lots of fresh chili. What should no kitchen be without? Space! Utensils and equipment are important but what is a kitchen without the space to store it all. My pantry is my favourite part of my home, I don’t think I could cope without it. Massimo’s specialist wine shop and deli opened in Marylebone in December last year, a wine bar and bistro are set to follow this year. 27b Devonshire Street, W1G (020 7486 6066; theitalians.co.uk)

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Neil Borthwick’s Paris-Brest with chocolate sauce

We might not be able to get out and about and experience the best chefs at the moment, but a new book, out this month, introduces us to some rising stars from around the world and allows us to try out their personal recipes at home. In a celebration of the next generation of culinary leaders, Today’s Special sees twenty iconic chefs from around the world choose four newcomers who they consider to be rising stars. Each of the 100 nominated chefs was asked to contribute a menu, along with the recipes needed to create it, and everything has been illustrated with beautiful photography of the dishes and the chef’s restaurants. One of Margot Henderson’s nominations was Neil Borthwick of Soho’s iconic The French House, here, he shares a delicious dessert recipe from the book. Bon appetit. (£39.95, phaidon.com)

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INGREDIENTS For the choux pastry 250ml water | 100g unsalted butter | Good pinch of sugar | Pinch of salt | 140g all-purpose (plain) flour | 5 eggs| Egg wash | Sliced (flaked) almonds Caramelised hazelnuts 25 blanched hazelnuts | 100g superfine (caster) sugar Praline Chantilly 250ml double cream | 10g praline paste Chocolate sauce 50g sugar | 200ml water | 160g dark chocolate, chopped Assembly Praline paste | Powdered (icing) sugar

Make the choux pastry Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. In a saucepan, combine the water, butter, sugar, and salt and bring to a boil. Whisk in the flour and cook over medium heat until the paste comes away from the sides of the pan. Transfer to a stand mixer with the paddle attachment and beat until it’s cool enough to add the eggs. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Transfer the dough to a piping bag and pipe into rings (to represent a bicycle-wheel shape) on the lined pan. Brush with egg wash and top with the almonds. Bake for 20 minutes. Rotate each pan front to back and bake until cooked, 20–30 minutes longer. Caramelise the hazelnuts Spread the hazelnuts on a sheet pan and roast in the oven for 10-12 minutes.

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In a saucepan, cook the sugar to a golden caramel, add the hazelnuts, coat well, and spread on a tray to cool. Make the praline Chantilly Lightly whip the cream and praline paste together and place in a piping bar with a star tip (nozzle). Make the chocolate sauce In a saucepan, bring the sugar and water to a boil. Whisk in the chocolate and cook over gentle heat to thicken slightly. To assemble Halve the Paris-Brest horizontally. Pipe the Chantilly cream on the bottom half, then drizzle a little more praline paste on top, and add some caramelised hazelnuts. Place the other half on top, pour the chocolate sauce in the middle, and dust with icing sugar.


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Creature comforts Having spent far too long at home recently, we’re dreaming of a simple night away, where we can indulge in good food and feel truly cosseted. And we’ve found just the place – as soon as restrictions allow. This month sees the planned opening of the latest inn in Sam and Georgie Pearman’s Country Creatures collection, The Double Red Duke. An Arts and Crafts lover’s dream, the 17th century wisteriaclad, Cotswold-stone coaching inn is located east of Oxford and only minutes from Kelmscott, the village where William Morris lived.

Food is at the heart of the Country Creatures concept, and the menu here will be overseen by Richard Turner, who trained under the Roux brothers, Pierre Koffmann and Marco Pierre White. Having made a name for himself at Hawksmoor and Pitt Cue, Richard’s menu will centre around cooking over fire, with an open grill in the centre of the kitchen. Befitting the homely setting, guests can opt to eat wherever they choose – be that fireside in the snug, with family and friends in the feasting room, or in the bar with a bottle of

something good. And for those who love theatre with their food, a 14-seater kitchen counter will allow guests to watch the chefs cooking. After dinner, they need only slink upstairs to one of the 19 comfortable bedrooms that have been designed in Georgie’s signature style, featuring bespoke pieces created by British craftsmen mixed with carefully sourced antiques. Sounds heavenly. Room rates from £120 (countrycreatures.com)

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Travel with confidence Fans of group tours may have been giving thought to how they might travel differently post pandemic. If that’s you, you may like the look of the Travel with Confidence Plus Collection, a series of new small group tours that have been launched by G Adventures. Including 37 trips in 27 countries, the collection incorporates additional physical distancing measures and complements the company’s new Travel with

Confidence policy, which outlines increased hygiene across all its tours. Guests can expect smaller group sizes, private transport and to be accommodated in their own room. Founder, Bruce Poon Tip says: “It’s our job to make sure we cater to all our travellers with trips that meet them where they’re at so we can get all our travellers out exploring the world again.” Whether you’re dreaming of sailing around Thailand’s islands, or exploring Iceland’s black sand beaches, we think you’ll find an itinerary to tickle your fancy. For more information or to book, call 0207 313 6953 (gadventures.com)

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If the French will have us, high on our future holiday hit list is Maison ilā, the first dedicated wellness retreat from the organic spa brand. Located in a serene village in the heart of the Aude countryside, ilā’s brand new home is a sanctuary of healing. Accommodation in the main house is offered in five bedrooms, with communal dining space, snug, treatment room and yoga and sound healing studio, and a separate cottage offers a further two bedrooms, living space and kitchen. A curated menu of face and body therapies and shamanic journeys is available, including treatments using the brand-new CBD collection. Alongside this, a programme of yoga, meditation and sound healing is complemented by wild swimming in neighbouring natural pools, whilst wild movement specialist Alli Suddaby guides guests through a playful outdoor practice. With an abundance of local produce available, foodie nourishment comes in the form of delicious and rejuvenating cuisine. Just what the doctor ordered. From €150 per night. Bien Etre packages (3, 5 and 7 nights) from €1,000 (maisonila.com)

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Noting a dire lack of diversity in the interiors industry, United in Design, headed up by Sophie Ashby and Alexandria Dauley, have announced a host of exciting apprenticeships in 2021 for aspiring black, Asian and minority ethnic designers. Confirmed placements include Fabric favourites Katharine Pooley, Fromental, The New Craftsmen and of course, Studio Ashby. “This industry needs to be driven by talent rather than access and I’m so proud to be playing even a small part in this call for change, which is long overdue,” says Dauley. For further information, visit unitedindesign.com

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With our wanderlust on overdrive right now, La Manufacture Cogolin’s bespoke rugs, inspired by the beauty of the world, provide a moment of escape. Stéphane Parmentier’s Nord/Sud collection for the brand features five rugs and two runners, intricately hand-knotted and available in an earthy colour palette informed by travel, while the patterning echoes that of traditional paving stones found throughout France. “Depending on the colours, you are transported either to a picturesque Provençal square or to a busy Parisian street”, the designer says. £9,925 (manufacturecogolin.com)

While it may be a little premature to start thinking about patio furniture, the Fable hanging armchair takes its design cue from a garden swing, bringing the spirit of the outdoors to our living spaces. And it is a sleek and contemporary number in a wholly sophisticated colourway: choose fabric or synthetic leather upholstery, and a black lacquered or copper plated stainless steel structure. Suspended on adjustable faux leather straps, we can choose the perfect height for our new favourite spot – and see out winter here. €2,960 (myface.eu)

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Luxury tiling specialists Porcelanosa have announced the opening of a new UK flagship store and – music to the ears of design-loving Londoners – it’s located at Hanover Square. Known for its chic, contemporary design and strong Spanish heritage, the brand is one of Europe’s best loved. The Mayfair showroom promises an interactive experience with cutting edge displays and a vast product range. A welcome, and suitably stylish, addition to W1 – and it’s top of our list to visit as soon as we can. 7-10 Hanover Square, W1S

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Take 5: folk roots

Nordic Fantasy pouffe, £507 (missoni.com)

Shalba rug, vermillion red, £1,495 (oka.com)

Kate Black folk art flag cushion, £95 (theshopfloorproject.com)

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Folk Szekely dark wallpaper, €175 (mindtheg.com)

Florist lampshade, from £165 (mintandmay.co.uk)

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TO THE TOUCH INCORPORATING LUXURIOUS TEXTURES INTO THE BEDROOM IS ONE WAY TO ENSURE A BLISSFUL NIGHT’S SLEEP. MIX PLUSH VELVETS AND GLEAMING METALLICS WITH THE FINEST NATURAL MATERIALS TO CREATE AN AT-HOME HAVEN THAT RIVALS THE BEST BOUTIQUE HOTELS WORDS by ALI HOWARD

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Gubi and Gam Fratesi’s charmingly understated modern lounge chair is a true Scandi all-rounder

hether double, king or superking, make sure your bed takes centre stage. This way you can create balance and calm with pleasing symmetry. Not only does this simple interior design trick draw the eye directly to it, but with textural layering, the bed becomes all the more inviting. In the retro-luxe bedroom on the opening pages, Essential Home’s velvet-clad Sophia feels extra sumptuous against its backdrop of rich walnut and bright gold accents. A wonderfully tactile furniture piece in itself, the bed features a fluted head and foot board, chunky polished brass feet, and tufted brass buttons on either side, here echoing the metallic nightstands and pendants. €5,520 (essentialhome.eu)

Add serious plush with luxury bedding that’s not only pleasing to the touch, but which offers a striking visual texture, too. Recalling a bygone era that celebrates opulence, the art deco trend lends itself perfectly to our richly textured

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bedroom. New from The French Bedroom Company is the quilted velvet Amortie collection. In blush pink, the bedding set features a heavily embossed repeat pattern of Gatsby-era fan motifs. These catch the light beautifully and create a deep and varied texture despite the set’s block colour. Take a design cue from this lavish bedding and style it with suitably glamorous furnishings. From £98 (frenchbedroomcompany.

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The handiwork of Danish/Italian design duo Gubi and Gam Fratesi, Sejour is one highly textured lounge chair that works beautifully as a relaxing occasional seat in our sensory bedroom. With a nod to classic mid-century modern design, this is a furniture piece that celebrates contrasts. It boasts both a hard-edged frame and a voluminous body – its low, deep seat and gently sloping backrest make it an ideal reading spot. And in a playful mix of materials, a choice of sumptuous upholstery fabrics – from wool to leather to velvet – is met with muted metallics and natural wood, including the warming walnut. From £2,245 (chaplins.co.uk) This month sees the launch of west London brand Pinch’s new Anders wall light. As a pair of sculptural sconces in the bedroom, they offer an ethereal, floating look – whilst freeing up precious surface space on bedside tables. Each light is crafted from layers of banana fibre, which is delicately hand-draped and stitched around a central, light bronze frame. The bottom baffle ensures a softly diffused light that not only brings cosy warmth to our sleep space but accentuates the undulating folds and highlights the natural beauty of the material. Just as pretty when unlit, the lights bring surprising textural interest to our walls. £950 (pinchdesign.com)

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Flooring becomes all the more important in the bedroom – a space where we’re frequently barefoot – so choose a luxurious carpet you’ll want to sink your toes into each morning and last thing at night. One for graphic design lovers, Rug Society’s Simba marries sharp geometric patterning and shapes – from stripes to triangles to mono blocks – with the softest materials. The rug mixes natural wool with botanical silk while its lush textural makeup is thanks to a combination of three different techniques: handtufted, loop and cut. We love its palette of cool, earthy tones, bringing an element of natureinspired calm to our sleeping space. €4,210 (rugsociety.eu)

For layers of interesting texture – and to up the luxe factor in the bedroom – think beyond soft furnishings. HOMMÉS Studio expertly marries solid and supple materials in its Narcissus floor mirror to create a dynamic furniture piece that’s as pleasing to the touch as it is to the eye. The frame is crafted from gold polished stainless steel and features a soft, leather-clad folding panel, which opens up to reveal a triple mirror. Hinting at art deco design, the tan leather is embossed with an ornate repeat pattern of diamonds, further adding to its rich visual texture and its natural variant in colour. As the name suggests, it is a thing of beauty. £11,655 (hommes.studio)

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SARAH WIGGLESWORTH This acclaimed architect wanted her own build to be both eco-friendly and future proof. Two decades on, it’s as fresh as ever WORDS by ALI HOWARD PHOTOGRAPHY by IVAN JONES

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ucked away in a side street off Caledonian Road is this award-winning mixed-use complex, which Sarah has shared with partner Jeremy Till for 21 years – not counting the nine months spent in an on-site caravan while the ambitious project came to life. The ground breaking property, which comprises one and a half levels of live/work space, three bedrooms and a five storey tower, is a masterclass in modern sustainable living. What were the main reasons behind the retrofit? The retrofit had two aims: one was to improve the building’s energy efficiency and the second was to make it age-friendly, so we could continue to live here safe and well into our ‘fourth age’. How have you upped the property’s eco-credentials? The eco work mainly comprised improving the building’s external envelope. Specifically, this meant improving the levels of insulation in certain places, increasing air tightness throughout the building, replacing some old and malfunctioning windows, and replacing the heating and the mechanical ventilation and heat recovery systems. As a result, we’ve improved its energy efficiency by 62 per cent.

And how have you futureproofed? I love the idea of a property that can, in time, adapt to the resident’s needs. Buildings should never stay still. The building was designed for us in our 40s and now we’re in our 60s and want to stay here for as long as possible. Needs change and our knowledge and outlook are different now. Having lived here for 20 years, we knew which bits we liked best and which bits worked less well, and we thought about how best to convert what we had to address our future needs. One area that saw the most change was the utility room. The removal of the composting toilet released a fair bit of space and we converted it into a new kitchen for a future carer. Now the entire ground floor is almost a self-contained apartment, ready for someone in case we need live-in help in future. Tell me about some of the playful elements The most playful are the red staircase and the mezzanine, and the tower room. The red stair has treads large enough to sit in and read a book; the mezzanine balustrades are made of rubber bungees so it looks a bit like a boxing ring. Here we have scatter cushions. The tower is a place of dreams – there’s a day bed for that! It’s used for writing and has a tiny window for spying on the street below. 

“Living in the tree tops we definitely wanted to bring nature in and the colours reflect that” How would you describe your interiors style? And how have you personalised the space? A bit eclectic. The off-white walls and ceiling are a quiet backdrop to our furnishings and pictures. Quite a few items were inherited from my father who bought nice pieces in the ’50s and ’60s. Some pieces were commissioned by us and are built in, such as the kitchen table made of recycled glass and the ‘Welsh dresser’ that we commissioned for the living room. We designed this along with other bespoke fittings and they were made specially for the building out of birch plywood. All the movable furniture was repaired or re-covered in new fabric when we renovated. The house is filled with earthy colour pops both in the décor and within the structure of the building itself – was this a deliberate move to connect with nature, to bring the outside in?  Our favourite new colour is a pale, earthy pink. Somehow it works

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really well. Other colours pick up on the living room carpet or the pictures we have. Living in the tree tops, we definitely wanted to bring nature in and the colours reflect that. We’re on stilts, but in nature. You have an abundance of natural light flooding in. How does this evolve from day to night, and through the seasons? Light is a very important determinant of mood and wellbeing. This is another connection to nature. There’s a huge difference between summer and winter, day and evening, or even overcast and sunny. The curved larder wall captures this beautifully – it’s a canvas for moving sunlight. My favourite place is sitting in the living room in the month of May, looking out over the tree canopy in the garden when the leaves are brightest, newest green and the sky is blue. Can’t beat it! swarch.co.uk

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height ceiling. Icelandic sheepskin rug, rusty brown, £80 (mylittlewish. com) 4. Artisanal stoneware pieces bring sculptural interest and a craft-driven aesthetic. Dipped drip glazed single stem tall vase, £18

2. This hand-spun aluminium pendant echoes the property’s industrial structure, whilst borrowing (rockettstgeorge.co.uk) from nature’s colour palette. 5. Hand-woven in jute and water Rhyl pendant light, green, £75 (welshotter.co.uk) hyacinth, this versatile storage basket adds rustic charm to a 3. There’s nothing like a shaggy rug contemporary set-up. Village log to give homely warmth and texture basket in Olive, £55 (braided-rug. – especially in a room with a double co.uk)


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1. Lizzie Bowen Bective

“The community hub that is Salusbury Road is lined with independent shops, yummy gastropubs, vibrant cafés and global eateries. The weekly farmers’ market sells amazing organic vegetables, dairy products and free range meats. I highly recommend you to try it!”

Every morning, after the nursery drop off, I head straight to Moberly Sports Centre for my daily workout. It was completely renovated a couple of years ago and now offers a wide range of facilities that the family can enjoy, all at affordable prices. As a freelancer, it’s important to start the day off in a positive way and exercise is my method. I’ll sometimes treat myself to a coffee at Wildcard or Vicki’s, and on occasion grab lunch if I have a busy day ahead. If I need a change of scenery from my four walls, then The Alice House is a good alternative: friendly atmosphere with strong Wi-Fi and welcoming staff, not to mention good food options. I visit the Queen’s Park Children’s Centre regularly; they offer a wide range of services

for new parents within the area and I’m able to touch base to gain valuable feedback on the maternity services within the area. Imperial Maternity Voices Partnership is a service user group that enables mums and dads to get involved directly with how the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust runs its services. It’s so valuable to hear about experiences firsthand; enabling improvements to be made. I encourage all parents to get involved and have their say. The weekend is very much welcomed and usually kicks off with a bottle of our favourite Pinot Noir at The Salusbury Winestore. Fast forward to Sunday, my favourite day of the week, and you’ll find me at the farmers’ market, which offers an amazing selection. Some of

my favourites are Wild Country Organics, the tomato stall and Joli, who serve the best gyoza dumplings and sauces to match. They’ve also opened a store in Kensal Rise, which is great for my midweek cravings. If I’m not at home preparing a Sunday roast, then I’ll be at The Paradise, where the food, wine and service are all great. If not, The Whippet Inn does great beer and a vegetarian roast option. Afterwards, we’ll slowly walk it off with a lap or two around the park before returning home and preparing ourselves for the week ahead.

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“The lettings market in Queen’s Park is extremely vibrant. There are currently many new developments being built here. The area offers an extensive array of local amenities and travel facilities with direct connections to central London. All of this makes Queen’s Park an extremely popular area in which to rent.”

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“Offering the feel of a village community, with its statement park at the heart, Queen’s Park is a desirable place to live. With a mix of styles including substantial late Victorian and Edwardian homes, smaller cottage style Victorian houses and popular 1920s and 1930s homes, there really is something for all tastes.”

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Across the Overground tracks, families looking for their next step favour the grand detached 1930s homes here, and it’s easy to see why

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Local heroes Provenance, NW6

Queen’s Park foodies will know and love this award-winning butchers well. Part of a small London chain, Provenance on Salusbury Road offers a range of quality meats with a focus on sustainability and ethical farming practices. Estate agent Marc Collier from Knight Frank is a fan of this communitycentred establishment, telling us that Provenance offers “a friendly service with a smile, whilst providing the highest quality meats and sauces. Having the butchers in Queen’s Park has given everyone a lift and the team have really bought into the friendly atmosphere of the neighbourhood.” 93 Salusbury Road, NW6 (020 7624 1444; provenancebutcher.com)

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Love and nostalgia for our good old local has never been more apparent than it is now. Dexters’ David Luxton describes this neighbourhood watering hole, which has been serving the community for 20 years, as the pinnacle of Queen’s Park. “It is well known by locals for its pub, dining room, deli and wine store – not forgetting the best crispy dough pizza in town,” he says. “The Salusbury’s friendly team provide a fantastic atmosphere and there’s both indoor and al fresco dining available.” We’ll be there just as soon as we possibly can.

Offering all day brunch and evening seasonal sharing plates, this trendy Aussie eatery is a firm favourite amongst NW6 residents. Savills’ Euan Williams confirms that “Milk Beach is a really cool Australian restaurant and bar. It’s a quirky place that may not be on many people’s radars but it is loved by Queen’s Park locals. They source coffee from all over, which they roast themselves. And they offer organic food, which is great for anyone with intolerances. In normal times, if you’re lucky enough to book a space, they offer a wine tasting night two or three times per month.”

50-52 Salusbury Road, NW6 (020 7328 3286; thesalusbury.co.uk)

19-21 Lonsdale Road, NW6 (020 8144 8277; milkbeach.com)

Queen’s Park Rangers football club was formed in 1882 by the old boys of Droop Street board school, who originally named the club St Jude’s. On its merger with Christchurch Rangers in 1886, the current name was adopted. Don’t be misled by the name though, the team have played outside the neighbourhood for much of their existence, mostly at the present Loftus Road ground. 71

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Lockdown learning With the country once again in lockdown, and schools closed, there are so many unanswered questions for parents. What impact is the constant policy change having on our children? Will it affect their development? What might it mean for their behaviour and social skills? What about future opportunities? And more importantly, how can we best support them whilst maintaining our own sanity? From both her own experience as a parent, and her professional research, Kate Edwards, Pearson’s Chief Learning Officer has some of the answers. Here are her top tips to make the online learning experience more manageable for everyone. Convey calm Encourage your child to talk to you about what they are feeling and respond with empathy and understanding. It’s an uncertain, and often frightening time; we need to show our children that we’re here for them. Children are receptive to learning when they feel safe and secure.

“Try not to put too much pressure on yourself. You don’t have to become a professional educator; you are a parent”

Make a plan that helps achieve outcomes In the world of learning, ‘outcomes’ is a word used quite often; it refers to the learning goals that students are meant to achieve. The outcome might be to understand a topic, develop a skill, or for students to socially develop and connect with peers. Get clear on what these outcomes are for your child, based on what they want to learn, what their teacher’s goals are, and how you as a parent can support them.

Help your child believe they can do it Everyone is going to experience setbacks and frustrations. It’s key to try and see those moments as useful markers on a journey towards learning, rather than signs that it is time to give up. If students struggle with an assignment use statements such as: Tell me what you’ve tried so far What else can you try? What have you learned so far?

Create routine Students usually work best within routines. Work with your child to prepare a schedule of what needs to be completed each day/week. Part of effective scheduling is building breaks into the day and not trying to put too much learning into one block. If you are working from home, make sure your child knows when you are available and unavailable to help them. Setting clear boundaries is essential for your sanity and for your child’s self-esteem.

Ensure there is a focus on individual progress and feedback Every school will have a slightly different approach in terms of how they assess students. As a parent, you need to make sure that your child’s knowledge and skills are being tracked in a meaningful and productive way. This should be a depiction of their individual progress (not how they compare to classmates). Ask your child’s school how progress will be shared with your child and with you. On top of making sure

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Queens Park Community School State co-ed day school for pupils aged 11 to 18 (020 8438 1700; qpcs.brent.sch.uk)

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that your child’s school is measuring progress, it’s essential that your child is receiving regular feedback on how they’re doing. Provide opportunities for developing soft skills and social skills Whether it’s communication, collaboration, or critical thinking – acquiring and developing these skills is just as important as enhancing knowledge. Much of your child’s time at school is about having fun, connecting with new ideas, and socialising with friends. During this time away from school you can use technology to take virtual field trips to museums or foreign countries, play interactive games, and video call with friends and family. Or you can develop these skills without technology – have siblings work together to solve a problem (e.g. how can you earn enough money to buy that new video game) or have your child plan a new layout of their bedroom to maximise space. Look after your own wellbeing This is probably easier said than done, but try not to put too much pressure on yourself. You don’t have to become a professional educator; you are a parent. Communicate with your child, empathise with each other, and try to take some time for yourself. Adjusting to a new way of learning isn’t easy for anyone, but we’ll navigate it together. pearson.com/uk/


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awkesdown House School is an independent preparatory school and nursery in leafy Kensington that offers an outstanding educational environment for girls and boys aged 2 to 11. Children are prepared for 7+, 8+ and 11+ examinations. The ethos and aims of the school embrace high academic standards, creative endeavour and individual attention. ‘Endeavour, Courage, Truth’, reflects the aspirations for the children; that they grow into kind, capable and considerate adults. Hawkesdown House School is a safe place where people are kind, considerate and capable, where a child can start their school life happily and make early friends with confidence. It is a place of fun, purpose and success, providing an excellent education, inspiring and challenging the mind and the imagination. In a world that is changing at an accelerated rate, the school concentrates on knowing each child and understanding what is important to every family. Parents are fiercely loyal to this philosophy; it is borne out in the excellent results and in the open, thoughtful and happy children.

Hawkesdown offers a broad, balanced curriculum, with excellent teaching, to encourage a love of knowledge and independent thinking. Sport, music and drama are all carefully integrated into the school week to develop a wide mix of talents and interests, and for a happy and varied day. Pastoral care at the School is outstanding. The whole ethos of the School is for kindness, individual attention and very close links with parents. Pupils go on to King’s College Junior, St. Paul’s Junior, Sussex House, Summer Fields, Westminster Under, Westminster Cathedral Choir School, and a range of other schools amongst the independent London day schools and elsewhere. Contact the School Office on 020 7727 9090 or admin@hawkesdown.co.uk if you would like to visit and to meet the Headmistress (hawkesdown.co.uk)

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Winter warmers at St. Anthony’s School for Girls From care home visits to book donations, this winter, pupils at Hampstead’s St. Anthony’s School for Girls have embraced the spirit of giving Several charitable initiatives took place at St. Anthony’s over the last few months, encouraging the girls to think about others less fortunate than themselves – as well as helping them to support their local community. Wrapping up warm against the cold, Years 2 to 6 accompanied their teachers to the nearby Sonesta Nursing Home. While COVID-19 restrictions meant the girls were not allowed in, they were able to entertain residents by singing to them outside their windows. Sonesta’s manager said “The residents were upset that the children had to stand outside but they absolutely loved it. It made their day.” Pupils were also asked to bring in unwanted books that could be passed to the Children’s Book Project. Deputy head, Raffaella Merolla explains: “Across the UK, one in four disadvantaged children own fewer than ten books, while one in eight have none. Our girls

were so generous in their donations of books, meaning we were able to donate 200 titles to this initiative.” In addition, Miss Merolla, along with Friends of St. Anthony’s, had all pupils involved in the school’s Giving Tree for CARIS Camden Families, which saw gifts purchased for 65 children who spent Christmas 2020 in Camden hostels. Each pupil was buddied up with a child and wrote a card to accompany a gift bag. Year 3 pupil, Zoe says: “I was really pleased that the book going to my buddy was George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl, he’s one of my favourite authors!” St. Anthony’s pupils also enjoyed sweet treats after school, tucking into a charity bake sale in aid of Magic Breakfast, which raised over £200. Magic Breakfast works with almost 500 UK schools to provide healthy breakfasts to pupils who would otherwise go hungry. Headteacher Donal Brennan says: “I’m

so proud of the hard work and exemplary behaviour of our girls. Pupils have adapted smoothly between school life and remote learning and our Year 6 girls have confidently sat their 11+ entrance exams under current pandemic restrictions. Yet, despite the ongoing challenges around all of us, our pupils have engaged enthusiastically, willingly and happily with our numerous charitable endeavours, thus supporting some great causes and reaching out to the wider community.” Now the school is looking forward with renewed vigour, optimism and a willingness to embrace the challenges that may come its way. St. Anthony’s School for Girls prides itself on its adaptability, resilience and the ability to respond positively to the world around it. For admissions enquiries, call 020 3869 3070. Ivy House, 94-96 North End Road, NW11 (stanthonysgirls.co.uk)

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This month’s dream homes FOR SALE Kingswood Avenue, NW6

Situated on one of Queen’s Park’s most sought after streets is this Insta-ready family home. Interior designed by the renowned Trilbey Gordon – whose trademark rock ’n’ roll luxury is evident in every room – the four bed, three bathroom terrace deftly mixes period features with modern glamour. Think dark herringbone wood flooring, vast mirror-clad dining room walls, a beautiful marble kitchen island, and even a grand stone fireplace in the patio garden – which you will definitely want to make use of year-round. £3.5 million, Aston Chase (020 7724 4724; astonchase.com)

FOR SALE Kingsley Road, NW6

This five bed, three bath family home has seen an exquisite full extension and refurbishment that’s further opened up the generous living space. Beautifully appointed, the period property marries traditional features and chic modernity with aplomb. The open-plan kitchen/dining room offers an abundance of light and space, while upstairs, the smart and sophisticated bedrooms are a collective sanctuary of calm. The property’s spring-ready contemporary patio space is an outdoor oasis, too. £1.5 million, Dexters (020 8600 3100; dexters.co.uk)

FOR SALE Crediton Road, NW10

From the immaculately landscaped garden to the stunning kitchen diner and the beautifully executed loft conversion, every inch of this Edwardian gem is presented to the very highest standards. You’ll find over 2,000 sq ft of living space luxuriously spread over four floors, including a generous double reception room, four bedrooms and three bathrooms, making this the perfect next step for a growing family. With a location that’s always in demand, we can’t see this one hanging around for long.

Arlington Residential arlingtonresidential.com Aston Chase astonchase.com Bargets bargets.co.uk Beauchamp Estates beauchamp.com Bective bective.co.uk Behr & Butchoff behrandbutchoff.com Benham & Reeves benhams.com Chancellors chancellors.co.uk Chestertons chestertons.com Day Morris daymorris.co.uk Dexters dexters.co.uk Druce druce.com 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 Knight Frank knightfrank.co.uk Litchfields litchfields.com Parkheath parkheath.com Plaza Estates plazaestates.co.uk Sandfords sandfords.com Savills savills.co.uk TK International t-k.co.uk Vickers vickersestateagents.com Winkworth St. John’s Wood winkworth.co.uk Winkworth West End winkworth.co.uk

£2,399,950, Camerons Stiff & Co. (020 8459 1133; cameronsstiff.co.uk)

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BESPOKE BUILDS

Design, build, restore and extend Whilst perhaps best known for building exceptional, one-of-a-kind modern mansions, Octagon Bespoke also have an experienced team dedicated to significant home improvements, including extensive renovations and restorations. In addition to a supersized new build family home on a premier road in St. John’s Wood, current projects include the complete refurbishment of a Grade II listed Regency home in central London, including meticulously restoring the original elements both inside and out, whilst integrating modern technologies. Recently expanding to include an interior design service, Octagon now offer a complete turnkey package exclusively to all clients. For more information, contact Octagon Bespoke on 020 8481 7500 (octagonbespoke.co.uk)

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Building blocks Exciting developments are afoot for Heathgate’s Vivienne Harris as she ventures into the world of block and building management. Having set up the Hampstead estate agents back in 1990, and having built a reputation based on personal service and straightforward business practices, Vivienne tells us she now sees “a huge gap in the market for efficient and friendly block management.” Heading up the department is Louise Berwin, a well-known figure in London property. “Louise is amply qualified for the position and not only understands the Heathgate ethos, but is a great fit for what we are aiming to achieve,” says Vivienne. “Easy, uncomplicated service with complete transparency and excellent communication.” If you’re thinking about taking on a block management agent, or would like to discuss changing your current building manager, get in touch with the team. (020 7435 3344; property@heathgate.co.uk)

Knight Frank I love London because… it is so diverse with so much of its own history and new influence from different cultures. It’s a place that always keeps you engaged and is constantly evolving. First London home? My cosy flat just next to St. John’s Wood High Street, which I recently bought and absolutely love. If I wasn’t an estate agent I’d be… on the driving range giving my all to become a pro golfer. Favourite London Street? I love the enchanting and

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playful vibe of the ‘multi coloured house’ streets that areas like Notting Hill can offer. In particular, I always smile when I walk past Chalcot Crescent and Chalcot Gardens in the heart of Primrose Hill, they are very uplifting. Best sale? I sold a stunning unmodernised house on Hamilton Terrace last year. While the house was totally best in class and an absolute gem, the buyer took me for a round at Wentworth golf club to celebrate. Say no more!

Park all over again. Daily walks here replenish the soul and provide a beautiful backdrop for some mindfulness. Best place to grab a coffee? The Little One in Primrose Hill – but I mainly go there for the pão de queijo. What’s your hidden talent? I really enjoy cooking and think I’m pretty good at it, too!

Period property or new-build? Period properties are so aesthetically pleasing, however, a new Favourite park? build is much more Lockdown has made practical for everyday me appreciate Regent’s modern living.

Take one person, dead, alive or fictional, out in London – who and where? My late grandfather who passed before I was born. I would take him to a nice steakhouse and just get to know him. Aliens attack – which London building would you save? Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Creature comfort? My bathtub. Used every night with bubbles, oils and salts to help unwind after the busy day!

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Lauderdale Mansions

ÂŁ1,195,000

Little Venice W9

share of freehold

A fantastic two-bedroom apartment on the second floor of a red brick period mansion. The elegant apartment has been spectacularly refurnished by the current owners, featuring a south facing double reception with a charming balcony, fully fitted kitchen, master bedroom with a large en-suite bathroom and, a second bedroom served by a family bathroom. Further benefits include a basement storage area and a communal garden. EPC rating E

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Lisburne Road

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Hampstead NW3

freehold

A delightful five-bedroom terraced house, located on a quiet residential turning in Hampstead. The property offers ample living space on the ground floor with a reception room, dining room, and a large kitchen, which leads out to a landscaped garden. Lisburne Road is located close to Hampstead Heath, local shops and amenities.

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HAMPSTEAD, NW3 A four bedroom mid terraced Victorian house located on a quiet residential street, just a short walk from the footbridge to Parliament Hill and Hampstead Heath. Available for the first time several decades, the property has been well looked after by the present owner and has plenty of room for the growing family, with flexible accommodation arranged over three floors. Four Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms • Separate Kitchen • Two Bathrooms Plus Separate WC • Private Rear Garden Residents Permit Parking • Close To South End Green & Belsize Park • EPC D

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HIGHGATE, N6 Situated on the highly sought after Holly Lodge Estate within a few hundred yards of The Heath and the excellent local shops and restaurants of Swains Lane. This deceptively large semi-detached house, has been extended to the rear, which adds a lovely conservatory and a study underneath. The South facing garden, extends to some 100’ where there is a modern Garden room, which is used as a gym and sauna. A particular feature of this property, is the fantastic southerly views over London’s skyline. The very well planned accommodation comprises: 5 Bedrooms • 2 En Suite Shower Rooms • Family Bathroom • Fabulous Kitchen/Dining Room open plan with Conservatory • Reception Room Study/Playroom • Guest WC • Gym/Sauna • Large South Facing Garden • EPC D

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MOUNT VIEW ROAD, N4 £1,850,000 FREEHOLD

5 bedrooms

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An imposing period property retaining an abundance of period features and with the potential to modernise and refurbish. There is ample room with five bedrooms and four reception spaces as well as a the traditional style kitchen, complete with Aga and bright conservatory. EPC: D 020 3642 9991

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Wildwood Road, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, NW11 ÂŁ1,695,000 | Sole Agent A very unique and rare opportunity to purchase one of the only apartments placed directly opposite The Heath Extension and backing onto Hampstead Golf Course. Designed by Gunther Hoffstead in 1927 to look like a single large house, but actually containing three flats. This handsome property is placed in a delightful detached building set in approximately 0.6 acres of beautiful and well maintained front and rear communal gardens, with a driveway leading to the rear garages. This first floor flat has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), a balcony with views of The Heath Extension and the advantage of a single garage. Each flat has an approximate 33% share in `The Cottage', being a one bedroom self-contained flat situated within the grounds, which is currently let out on an AST. Viewing is strongly advised. First floor flat: 3 Bedrooms | Lounge/Dining Room | 2 Bathrooms (1 en suite) | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Balcony with view of The Heath Extension | Utility Room | Garage | Communal Gardens

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HAMPSTEAD VILLAGE, NW3

Asking price ÂŁ2,950,000

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A unique opportunity to purchase a contemporary house in the heart of Hampstead Village. The property affords 2,370 sq ft (220 sq m) of internal accommodation excluding the garage and is split over several mezzanine levels. Although requiring some updating, this home provides an ideal opportunity for an incoming purchaser to tailor it to their own requirements. The many advantages include bright accommodation with large picture windows, a balcony, a separate roof terrace and a private patio area leading to communal gardens (shared only with the residents of the adjoining homes) and a garage. The property is well located for all Hampstead’s amenities including the vast green spaces of the Heath, the High Street with its array of shops, cafes, brasseries and boutiques, plus the underground tube station (Northern Line) and the overground train station at South End Green. The property is well located for access to both Hampstead and Belsize Park. 4-5 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms | reception room | dining room | study | family room/bedroom 5 | guest cloakroom | kitchen | garage balcony | roof terrace | patio | communal gardens | central Hampstead location | EPC rating D.

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LITTLE VENICE, LONDON W9

On the market for the first time in over 40 years this unusual, unmodernised freehold semi-detached house built in the 1920’s offers considerable potential. The flexible accommodation is arranged over three floors with a front and rear garden giving direct access to the highly sought after Crescent communal gardens. The house is located in this sought after sweeping crescent within a few minutes of local shops, cafes and the Underground. At present: 4 Bedrooms. Bathroom. 2 Shower Rooms. Cloakroom. 2 Kitchens. Dining Room. 2 Sitting Rooms. Large loft. Balcony. Private Gardens. Communal Garden. EPC Rating D

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CLARENCE GATE GARDENS, LONDON, NW1

A three bedroom apartment set within a period apartment block which was once the home of T S Elliot

Clarence Gate Gardens is an exquisite red brick Edwardian block of well-proportioned elegant apartments. It is located superbly between Regent’s Park and the fantastic attractions and amenities of London’s famous and recently re-modelled Baker Street. The apartment, which is being sold for the first time since 1955, is located on the third floor and although in need of some updating, offers really generous well-proportioned rooms with high ceilings, bay windows and a really attractive West facing balcony. With a little attention this could become a fabulous family home right in the heart of The West End. ACCOMMODATION & AMENITIES Entrance Hall * Large Double Reception Room with Balcony * Spacious Eat-In Kitchen * Master Bedroom Suite with Dressing Room & Ensuite Bathroom * 2 Further Bedrooms * Family Bathroom * Porterage * Passenger Lift * Communal Hot Water * EPC Rating C

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Wedderburn Road NW3 2 apartments for sale | Share of freehold Set in exceptional detached red brick conversion Prime tree lined road close to Hampstead and Belsize Park 2nd floor flat A stunning newly refurbished apartment. • • • • • •

Magnificent 32 sq ft reception High end open plan kitchen 3 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms 16’ main bedroom with en suite Spanning the entire 2nd floor Underfloor heating 1416 sq ft

Top floor flat Sensational newly refurbished top floor “3rd” apartment with 16’ roof terrace providing incredible panoramic views. Air conditioning, underfloor heating, Integrated Sonos audio system.

South Hampstead 020 7625 4567 nw6@parkheath.com

Belsize Park 020 7431 1234 nw3@parkheath.com

West Hampstead 020 7794 7111 192@parkheath.com

Kentish Town 020 7485 0400 kt@parkheath.com

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£1,850,000

3 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms 17’ reception with wood floors and doors to balcony Skylights, exposed brickwork and high class contemporary finishes

£1,850,000

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HAMPDEN GURNEY STREET, W1 A beautifully presented 3 double bedroom apartment moments away from Oxford Street. Reception Room - Kitchen - 3 Double Bedrooms - Shower Room - 2 Bathrooms (En-Suite) - Secure Underground Parking - Lift Balcony - EPC Rating C - 1055 sq ft LEASEHOLD 136 YEARS UNEXPIRED

£1,400,000

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£865 PER WEEK* fees may apply *please visit www.plazaestates.co.uk/lettings/Information-for-Tenants

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Elystan Place

4 bedroom house

ÂŁ2,250 per week

4 bathrooms

Private roof terrace

Call our Lettings Team on 020 7589 6677 chelsea@bective.co.uk

Flexible living spaces EPC C

Stafford Terrace

3 bedroom duplex

ÂŁ2,500 per week

Private garden Raised terrace

Call our Lettings Team on 020 7795 4288 kensington@bective.co.uk

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Ponsard Road, NW10

6 bedroom house

ÂŁ2,150,000

5 bathrooms

Extensive living space

Call our Sales Team on 020 7221 0330 ladbrokegrove@bective.co.uk

Off street parking

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Campden Hill Court, W8

5 bedroom apartment

ÂŁ5,000,000

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Napier House

£408,000

Acton

Dickens Yard

Leasehold

1 Bedroom | Reception | 2 Bathrooms | Balcony | 610 Sq Ft Sixth Floor | 24hr Concierge | Communal Garden | Near Tube

Woodberry Down Finsbury Park

£560,000

Leasehold

2 Bedrooms | Reception | 2 Bathrooms Balcony | Pool | Gym | Near Manor House

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30 Years Experience in Marylebone Village

HARLEY STREET, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 Jeremy James and Company are delighted to offer this apartment for sale. The apartment is situated on the first floor of this listed building located in the heart of Marylebone Village. The apartment comprises of an entrance hall, reception room, kitchen, two double bedrooms and bathroom. The apartment benefits from an abundance of natural light through floor to ceiling windows. This grade II listed building is located on the east side of Harley Street at the junction with New Cavendish Street. Both Oxford Circus and Bond Street underground stations are within close proximity. The shopping facilities of Marylebone high street and Oxford Street together with the open spaces of Regent Park are also nearby. Please see website for full details

SHARE OF FREEHOLD ÂŁ2,395,000

HARLEY STREET,MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 This fabulous two bedroom second floor flat is exceptionally stylish benefiting from contemporary fixtures, fittings and great space. The property comprises a large reception room with dining area, contemporary kitchen, two double bedrooms and ample storage. Harley Street is excellently located and is within easy reach of the charming shops, cafes and restaurants of Marylebone High Street, Oxford Street and the open spaces of Regents Park. Bond Street underground station (Central Line/ Jubilee Line) is close by for easy access to Central London, while for motorists the A40 offers routes in and out of London. Please see website for full details

ÂŁ815 PER WEEK

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ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 A spectacular & recently refurbished 4 bed / 4 bath ground floor apartment (approx. 1,653 sq.ft. / 153.6 sq.m.) in in this popular block moments from St John’s Wood High Street & Underground Station (Jubilee line) and within short walk of the American School in London. The property benefits from having porcelain stone flooring in hallway & reception area and wood floors in bedrooms. SPACIOUS RECEPTION ROOM • STYLISH EAT-IN KITCHEN • 4 DOUBLE BEDROOMS • 4 BATHROOMS (3 EN SUITE) • 24HR PORTER • LIFT • OFF STREET PARKING • COMMUNAL HEATING AND HOT WATER IS INCLUDED IN THE RENT • EPC D. £1,650 PER WEEK

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PRIMROSE HILL, NW3 A beautifully presented 2 bed / 2 bath apartment (approx. 1,037 sq.ft. / 96.3 sq.m.) on the 2nd floor of this luxury portered building backing onto Primrose Hill. The property has stunning views over Primrose Hill and overlooks the delightful communal gardens. SPACIOUS RECEPTION/DINING ROOM OPENING ONTO TERRACE • EAT-IN KITCHEN • 2 DOUBLE BEDROOMS • 2 BATHROOMS (1 EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM) • LIFT • PORTER • STORE ROOM • COMMUNAL GARDENS • UNDERGROUND PARKING BAY • EPC C. £670 PER WEEK

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105 ST JOHN’S WOOD TERRACE, NW8 6PL

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An exceptional, ground floor lateral threebedroom apartment (178.83 sq m/1,925 sq ft) offering outstanding access to Regent’s Park and the terrace’s private gardens. The apartment has been refurbished to a high standard whilst retaining special period features that give this home its unique character. Cumberland Terrace is located on the east side of Regent’s Park on the Outer Circle and with easy access to the shops and restaurants of Marylebone High Street and the West End.

ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES Principal Bedroom with Dressing Room and En-Suite Bathroom, 2 Further Bedrooms, Family Bathroom, Fully Fitted Kitchen, Open Plan Reception Room, Utility Room, Guest Cloakroom, Off-Street Parking, Secure Storage Room, 24 Hour Porter, CCTV, Private Garden for Residents.

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