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The definitive guide to London living EDITOR
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32 What to see and where to go this month in London
35 Inspired by the dawn of a new year, the morning sky is the focus of our January edit
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Interview: Brittany Ashworth
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36 The north London actress on the differences between big budget roles and indie projects
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43 Dance, or spin, yourself into a happier, healthier new year
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47 2020’s foodie trends, plus guilt-free eating and drinking
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51 Beat the January blues: book your summer holiday (or plan a weekend minibreak)
57 Make a sustainable start and resolve to change your interiors consumer habits for the better
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est assured, our choice of cover colour this month is by no means a reflection of our current mood… Far from feeling down, we’re welcoming the opportunities for new beginnings that January affords, and looking ahead to what the coming year might hold. Starting with our homes – from embracing new trends, to finding different, and more sustainable ways to shop, we’re hoping to start a new year’s revolution to be more eco when it comes to interiors. And while, like countless others, we have vowed to be healthier this year, we’ll be doing it in style, with virtuous food and drink that still feels like an indulgence, and truly joyful fitness classes. Meanwhile cover star Brittany Ashworth is looking forward to an exciting year with a number of projects, both big budget and more personal, in store. Be gone, blues…
60 Interior designer Emily Williams’ family home is the perfect mix of cosy and elegant
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66 Connected and community spirited, we’d love to lay down roots in West Hampstead
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Beautifully presented low built detached house St John’s Wood, NW8 A beautifully presented low built detached house, ideal for entertaining with large open reception rooms. The property is located within walking distance to the American School and local shops, and benefits from a large rear garden and off street parking. The property stretches to 3875 sq/ft and comprises 4 reception rooms, a guest cloakroom, large kitchen, 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms/shower-rooms of which 2 are en-suite. Principal Bedroom With En-Suite • 5 Further Bedrooms 1 En-Suite • Kitchen • Dining Room • Family Room • Reception Room • Study/Library • Off Street Parking • Garden.
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An exceptional semi-detached period home St John’s Wood, NW8 An exceptional semi-detached period home (447.4sq m/4,815sq ft) offering excellent entertaining rooms and an unusually large 112 ft rear garden with a double width garage. Principal Bedroom With Dressing Room • Study And En-Suite Bathroom • 6/7 Further Bedrooms • 2 Further Bathrooms (1 En-Suite) • Office With En-Suite Bathroom /Bedroom 6 • Fully Fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Reception Room • Drawing Room • Dining Room/Conservatory • Staff Bedroom With En-Suite Shower Room • 2 Guest Cloakrooms • Store Room • Utility Room • Gymnasium • Front Patio Garden • 112ft Rear Garden • Garden Shed • Double Garage.
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An extremely attractive four bedroom semi-detached family house, presented in good condition throughout and set behind a carriage drive with parking for three/four cars, plus a double length garage. The accommodation is arranged predominately on two floors and in addition to the four double bedrooms, the house provides excellent entertaining space by way of a 32' double reception room, a second reception room, dining room, study and kitchen, all on the ground floor. There is also plenty of scope to convert the remaining attic, subject to necessary planning permission. This wonderful house is further enhanced by a beautiful 97' rear garden. Farm Avenue forms part of an enclave of residential roads known as The Hocrofts and is a perennially popular location for families.
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A charming and substantial (4,030 sq ft gross internal) Arts and Crafts five bedroom detached house, set on a large site behind a gated three/four car carriage driveway and located directly opposite the green open spaces of Golders Hill Park on arguably the finest road in the area. The house has been sympathetically renovated and extended by the present owners and maintained to a very high standard whilst still retaining many period features. To the rear of the house is a delightful mature and well stocked 100' garden. Situated within walking distance of the wide range of transport facilities of Golders Green.
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CHALTON DRIVE, N2 £2,795,000 An excellent 6 bedroom detached family home situated in this highly sought after road on the south side of Hampstead Garden Suburb off Holne Chase. The property is presented in extremely good condition and offers very well-planned accommodation arranged over three floors. Comprising of entrance hall, reception room, dining room, kitchen/diner, playroom, principal bedroom with en-suite bathroom, 4/5 further bedrooms (5th currently used as family room), two further bathrooms guest cloakroom, off street parking and a fabulous south facing rear garden
SOLE AGENT extending to 103’. Located less than half a mile of the Heath Extension, Lyttelton Playing Fields and the amenities of The Market Place. East Finchley Station is also a 1 mile walk away. RECEPTION ROOM: DINING ROOM: KITCHEN/DINER: PLAYROOM & FAMILY ROOM: GUEST WC: MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN SUITE: 4 FURTHER BEDROOMS: 2 FAMILY BATHROOMS: SOUTH FACING REAR GARDEN: OFF-STREET PARKING. EPC Rating E.
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WINNINGTON ROAD, N2 PRICE ON APPLICATION One of the finest houses to come onto the market. Approached by a magnificent carriage driveway is this ambassadorial detached residence built ten years ago, standing in its own grounds. The house features a grand central staircase in beautiful white marble with ornate balustrades. The accommodation is approximately 15,737 sq.ft/ 1,462 sm, 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.
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An attractive four bedroom house which has been recently renovated to create fantastic entertaining space with a through reception room and an extended open plan kitchen. There is a bathroom on every floor and a wet room in the garden studio which has a fridge, power and Wi-Fi to make an ideal home office, energy rating d. Dexters Highgate. 35 Highgate High Street, London, N6 5JT T: 020 8545 8584 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
BLOMFIELD ROAD, W9 34 1984 - 2018
A modern 4 Bedroom town house comprising 2082 sq ft/193 sq m situated directly opposite the Regents Canal in the heart of Little Venice. The property has been well maintained throughout and offers bright and spacious accommodation including 2 Reception rooms and a 17’ Kitchen/ Breakfast room. Further benefits include off-street parking for 2 cars, an integral garage, a 62ft landscaped rear garden and a top floor terrace with views over the canal. ENTRANCE HALL • GUEST CLOAKROOM • RECEPTION ROOM • FAMILY ROOM • KITCHEN/ BREAKFAST ROOM • MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM • 3 FURTHER BEDROOMS • SHOWER ROOM (EN-SUITE) • FAMILY BATHROOM • CENTRAL HEATING • ENTRY PHONE • 62FT REAR GARDEN • ROOF TERRACE • INTEGRAL GARAGE • OFF STREET PARKING FOR 2 CARS • RESIDENTS PARKING • EPC=D. FREEHOLD
BELSIZE SQUARE, NW3 A very well presented, extremely bright and spacious 3 bedroom duplex apartment (approximately 1,333 sq.ft. / 123 sq.m.) situated on the 2nd & 3rd floors of an attractive period residence located in a quiet yet accessible and highly regarded location in the heart of Belsize Park. The property is within close proximity to Belsize Park (Northern Line) and Swiss Cottage (Jubilee Line) Underground Stations, and the shopping facilities, eateries and cafes of Belsize Village.
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CUMBERLAND TERRACE REGENT’S PARK, NW1
£12,950,000 JOINT SOLE AGENTS / LEASEHOLD
A rare opportunity to buy a substantial and impressive neoclassical Grade I listed, terrace house with parking and a patio garden. The terrace was designed by the famous royal architect, John Nash, built-in 1826 and comprises three main blocks which are joined by impressive Ionic triumphal linking arches. The house has been refurbished to the highest possible standard retaining a wealth of period features, providing spacious and elegant entertaining space, as well as having breathtaking views across the communal gardens and over Regent’s Park. The accommodation comprises a stunning first floor, double aspect, drawing room with floor to ceiling windows opening into a library, a well equipped kitchen/breakfast room, a separate dining room, a master bedroom with an en suite bathroom and dressing room, four further bedrooms, utility room, sun room, cloakroom and staff accommodation and a garage. The terrace is approached by way of a private carriage driveway with resident’s parking. As a resident of Regent’s Park, there is also access to the private gardens in Park Square. Cumberland Terrace is located within easy reach of Marylebone High Street, Portland Place and the West End with excellent transport facilities providing easy access to the City.
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A rare opportunity to purchase an outstanding Grade I Listed Nash house 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, full air conditioning, high ceilings, a purpose built roof terrace, three storage vaults, staff accommodation on the lower ground floor which includes two bedrooms, a kitchen and a bathroom, communal gardens and off street parking. Chester Terrace is located on the eastern side of Regent’s Park’s outer circle, between Cumberland Terrace and Cambridge Terrace. The nearest Underground station is Great Portland Street (Circle and Metropolitan Lines), which is approximately 600 metres walk away.
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Exquisite detached home in the heart of Hampstead.
West Heath Road, Hampstead NW3 This home has been constructed to an exceptional specification and extends to approximately 8,119 Sq ft. Enjoying an elevated position, set back from the road behind gates.
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• Garden • Gym • Private parking • Approximately 4,690 sq. ft. Guide price
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Grade II listed Regency house Holly Place, NW3 Hampstead Underground Station: 0.2 miles 3 reception rooms, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, period features, high ceilings, charming rear garden
Freehold | 1,965 sq ft | Guide ÂŁ3.45 million
Peter Brookes Savills Hampstead Residential Sales 020 7472 5036 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Semi-detached Victorian house Marlborough Place, St. Johns Wood, NW8 St. Johns Wood Underground Station: 0.4 miles Grade II listed, 3 reception rooms, kitchen, 5 en suite bedrooms, 2 guest cloakrooms, study, loft, terrace, garden, off-street parking, garage, EPC = E
Freehold | 5,727 sq ft | Guide ÂŁ8.95 million
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BEHIND THE TRADITIONAL EXTERIOR LIES
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INTERCOMMUNICATING RECEPTION SPACE OF OVER 60FT/18M WITH 5 SETS OF FRENCH DOORS LEADING ONTO THE GARDEN, STATE OF THE ART KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM, STUDY, GUEST CLOAKROOM, LARGE MASTER BEDROOM SUITE OF BEDROOM/SITTING AREA, DRESSING ROOM AND BATHROOM, 5 FURTHER BEDROOM SUITES, LARGE UTILITY ROOM, GAMES/ ENTERTAINMENT ROOM, GYM WITH SHOWER ROOM, CINEMA ROOM WITH FULL SURROUND SOUND, STAFF BEDROOM SUITE, WINE CELLAR, SPECTACULAR 8 CAR GARAGE/SHOWROOM. FREEHOLD
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An extraordinary 4 bedroom family home with superb terrace boasting sensational views over the Hampstead Ponds, occupying the raised ground and garden levels of a fine double fronted Victorian residence with direct access from both floors to an outstanding 62ft westerly facing landscaped rear garden. This outstanding home benefits from high ceilings throughout with superb entertaining space featuring a sensational reception room with double doors leading into dining room, large Mark Wilkinson kitchen/breakfast room with dining area. Energy Efficiency Rating - D63
Hampstead 020 7435 4404
A rare and beautiful family home on Primrose Gardens, Belsize Park, NW3, which has been subject to an extensive works programme behind the original Victorian faĂ§ade. The house now offers a 21st century home with gas fireplace and Carrara Marble surround, real oak parquet wood flooring, a stunning German Beckermann kitchen, a top floor balcony and 50ft garden. Home of this quality are seldom seen in this highly sought after location. Energy Efficiency Rating - B82
Hampstead 020 7435 4404
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HAMILTON TERRACE, NW8 9QY £1,195,000 JOINT SOLE AGENT Subject to contract Located on one of St John’s Wood’s most prestigious tree lined roads, a two bedroom balcony apartment situated on the second floor of this elegant, converted period residence. The apartment benefits from a 30 ft reception room and two double bedrooms served by an en suite shower room and separate bathroom. Hamilton Terrace is within approximately 0.2 miles of Maida Vale Underground Station (Bakerloo line) and 0.6 miles from St John’s Wood Underground Station (Jubilee line).
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PRINCE ALBERT COURT, NW8 7LU £2,900,000 Subject to contract We have been instructed to sell this well presented sixth floor South facing purpose built apartment situated on the much sought after Prince Albert Road. The property benefits from breathtaking views of Regents Park and the London Skyline. The apartment comprises of a reception room leading to a balcony overlooking the park, three bedrooms with two shower rooms and an en-suite bathroom and further benefits from a lock up garage, resident porter and a lift. Prince Albert Court is situated directly opposite Regents Park and less than 0.06 miles from Primrose Hill as well as being within 0.6 miles of the many shops and restaurants of St John’s Wood High Street and St John’s Wood tube station (Jubilee Line). Master Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom | Second Bedroom | Third Bedroom | Bathroom | Shower Room | Reception Room | Kitchen | Three Balconies EPC Rating: C
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OFFICES IN LONDON, THE COUNTRY AND OVERSEAS. SEE THINGS DIFFERENTLY
by Ali Howard
Knitted oversocks with needlework decoration, Calderdale Museums Collection, Halifax
What to see and do this month
14 January-2 May Harold Pinter Theatre We wouldn’t usually look to Chekhov for mid-winter warmth, but this January we’re invited into a crumbling country estate in the heat of summer where Sonya (played by Aimee Lou Wood) and Uncle Vanya (Toby Jones) are found idling their days away. When Sonya’s father and owner of the house Professor Serebryakov (Ciarán Hinds) returns with alluring new wife Yelena (Rosalind Eleazar), and declares his intention to sell, the polite façade begins to crumble. Conor McPherson’s fresh adaptation of the 1898 classic portrays life at the turn of the 20th century – and it’s filled with turbulent frustrations, dark humour and hidden passions. Panton Street, SW1Y (0844 871 7622; haroldpintertheatre.co.uk)
Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles
25 January-19 April Two Temple Place Unearthing the collections (and backstories) of seven pioneering women, this free exhibition explores how textiles and costume not only exist as artworks but as documents of human history. The collaborative project offers a rare chance to view exquisite textiles from the anthropological collections of traditional Balkan costume by Edith Durham, to the groundbreaking contemporary South Asian collection of Nima Poovaya-Smith. A must see for anyone with more than a passing interest in the woven. 2 Temple Place, WC2R (020 7836 3715 twotempleplace.org)
Nikoleta Sekulovic: The Hypatia Collection
28 January-22 February Rebecca Hossack This multifaceted exhibition twins Sekulovic’s arresting nudes with carefully selected chairs from London furniture brand Viaduct, appealing to our love of product design as much as visual art, whilst toying with the concept of the female gaze. The Madrid-based artist uses mothers as models – a deliberate move, and one that she says empowers the sitters with a “space in time to be still, to be a muse, neither pretending or trying to please anyone.” The works are both contemporary and timeless, each one awarded an ancient Greek name of a female poet or philosopher, while the design-led Viaduct chairs bring a striking sculptural element. 2a Conway Street, W1T (020 7436 4899; rebeccahossack.com)
Keb’ Mo’ & Band
22 January Subterania In one of just three UK performances before he heads to mainland Europe, then on to India, legendary bluesman Keb’ Mo’ will grace this Portobello music venue – one that’s no stranger to the greats. Known as the “modern master of American roots music” the singer, guitarist and songwriter presents a set filled with musical treats that are both deeply expressive and highly personal. “When you are in a certain part of your life, the concept of an album is woven into the process,” he says of 2019’s Oklahoma. Not to be missed. 12 Acklam Road, W10 (subterania.net)
HOT LIST Ilona Szalay, Negligee, 2019, oil on aluminium. Courtesy of Arusha Gallery
London Art Fair
22-26 January | Business Design Centre January is anything but dreary for the Capital’s art lovers. Opening the international art calendar is this five-day delve into the best modern and contemporary works on offer, with over 100 galleries taking part alongside the event’s acclaimed dedicated spaces. ‘Photo50’, the fair’s annual celebration of contemporary photography returns and includes Laura Noble’s Occupy the Void, an exhibition exploring female photographers over 50. ‘Platform’ celebrates a single artistic medium, movement or culture – this year the focus is Threading Forms. And ‘Art Projects’ seeks to support emerging international galleries with a curated presentation entitled Dialogues. Don’t miss the accompanying talks and tours as well as Thursday Late for after-hours performances and discussions. 52 Upper Street, N1 (020 7150 5956; londonartfair.co.uk)
In The Round
Roy Lichtenstein, Modern Head No 2, 1970, courtsey of Fairhead Fine Art; Julie Cockburn, Dapple Green Man, 2019, courtesy of Flowers Gallery
24 January-1 February The Roundhouse Now in its fifth year, this short series of shows allows the Capital’s music lovers to enjoy intimate sets from an eclectic mix of artists whilst taking full advantage of the iconic Camden venue’s shaping. As its name suggests, each concert is set up around a circular stage and offers an informal yet fully-seated gigging experience. This year’s highlights include Badly Drawn Boy, Anaïs Mitchell and Jorge Drexler, with a finale from Brit soul superstar Beverley Knight that promises to be nothing short of fabulous. Chalk Farm Road, NW1 (0300 678 9222; roundhouse.org.uk)
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As a new year dawns, we’re celebrating fresh new starts with the Dulux Colour of the Year: full of promise, Tranquil Dawn is a versatile green inspired by the morning sky. Here’s how to work it
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IN THE PICTURE BRITTANY ASHWORTH IS MAKING A NAME FOR HERSELF BOTH IN FRONT OF AND BEHIND THE CAMERA. SHE TALKS TO US ABOUT BIG BUDGET ROLES AND FUTURE AMBITIONS Words Liz Skone James Photography Kristina Varaksina Fashion Robyn Kotze Hair Jay Zhang Make up Julie Cooper
Brittany wears, opposite page: grey silk blouse by Saint Laurent at MATCHESFASHION
Fresh from our cover shoot, north London actress Brittany Ashworth’s enthusiasm is infectious. “I had the best time,” she grins. “I loved the theme – the volume and drama of it; so cool. It was a really talented team, so it was a lovely way to spend a morning. It’s always a bit strange when you wrap one of those, because you go out in the afternoon and you’re like, well, I feel like I need to do something really brilliant now that I’ve got my make up done, but usually you just go home and work…” Work is what Brittany is here to talk about. She has been acting since the age of seven or eight, when she started attending David Johnson’s Oldham Theatre Workshop and began to get offered parts in touring productions. “I got to be in Les Mis, and Little Princess, which is obviously the most magical, fantastic thing ever when you are really little. I think it is quite a cruel thing to do to a child, to let them do that, because where do you go from that?” she laughs.
Where she did go was British television, with appearances in shows like Sons and Lovers and Mobile, after which Brittany was offered a part in the critically acclaimed Mrs. Ratcliffe’s Revolution, which went on to win the Audience Award at the Würzburg International Film Weekend. Brittany has since worked on The Crucifixion, Accident Man, and Amazon Prime’s post-apocalyptic love story, Hostile. The latter was a two hander opposite Grégory Fitoussi – “he is a very well respected French actor,” Brittany tells me, “so it was a real privilege to work so closely and freely with him.” The film, which premiered at Sitges and won 20 awards on the festival circuit, was fascinating to work on. “The preparation process was two weeks of improvisation in Paris with Grégory, then a week of training with the GIGN in France,” Brittany explains. “I learnt how to shoot and throw grenades at the police range in Versailles; to knife fight with an ex-op, and I had psychological
training which involved crawling in tiny tunnels deep underground.” Next up, a part in Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen, out later this month. She describes it as: “a real classic Guy Ritchie film. Really funny, really pacy, with all the gangster, cockney stuff you’d expect,” adding, “I have always loved his films. It is just super exciting to be part of it.” It goes without saying that Guy Ritchie’s isn’t the only big name attached to the project. “It has got a real ensemble, stellar cast,” Brittany tells me. “Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Grant, Henry Golding, and some really fearsome women, too – Lyne Renée… And I was quite lucky actually because I got to work with Kate Beckinsale. You know, she was on the shoot for two weeks and then they reshot some of her scenes with Michelle Dockery, and they are both incredible women to work with.” I wonder if Brittany felt star-struck. “I think that it is all quite context bound,” she muses.
“I once met Cate Blanchett on a train – she just gets regular coach class trains to Kent – and I sat opposite her for the entire journey thinking: Cate Blanchett! Cate Blanchett! Of course I didn’t want to encroach on her space, but when I got to my stop, I heard myself saying to her: ‘Oh my God, you are my favourite actress, you are one of the reasons I wanted to be an actress.’ And I got off and I thought, why did I do that, it’s so uncool!” Work though, is different, Brittany concludes. “I think when you are at work, you have to realise that you are there for a reason, you have been chosen to do the job just like everybody else,” she shrugs. Brittany tells the story of one of her first encounters with Hugh Grant on the job. “He comes out from doing this scene and he’s all bumbly and lovely – exactly what you expect from Hugh Grant – and he goes, ‘Oh my God, I think I really fucked that up, he’s going to fire me,’” she laughs. “Of course, he hadn’t – he was
amazing. But just to see that people like that are nervous, it’s like, uh, ok, it’s going to be fine.” Having worked on both big budget films – from producers like Miramax, Warp and Warner Bros – and independent films, Brittany explains how different the experience can be. “There is so much money involved that everything is very precise, so you know in the morning exactly what is going to be shot,” she explains. “It has already been blocked out, you know exactly where the cameras are going to be, and you just step on. Whereas some of the other film projects I’ve done – some of them have been partially improvised, some of them have been adhoc indie films where you’ll arrive and find that there is a problem with something that they had anticipated being able to do… It can be totally unexpected, which can be great because you can play with it and see where it goes.” And then there’s location: The Gentlemen was filmed in London, which meant staying at
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“I REALLY FEEL THAT LONDON IS ONE OF THE RICHEST CITIES ON EARTH IN TERMS OF CULTURE” home – though that’s not always a good thing, Brittany believes. “I think being away from home can really help with the immersive aspect of transforming into a different person. So, when I did The Crucifixion, which was set in Romania and about Romanian characters, the second I arrived on set for that I was able to remove myself. You don’t have that level of removal of being like, right, I’ve got to go home later and do my washing, then my friends want to hang out. You can totally separate from all of that.” Her next project will offer that sense of separation. “I’m flying out next week to Serbia to shoot a climbing film, which should be good fun,” she grins. “I am doing lots of active prep on that now, because I am playing a professional climber.” Does she feel confident being able to portray that? “I’ve climbed for fun for quite a while because my brother is really into it,” she explains, “and it’s quite a social thing to do. There are some really good places to do it in London: I think my favourite has to be The Castle. In fact, last time I
was there, Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones was there. And he can climb!” she laughs. In terms of future work, Brittany is also working on her own screenplay – an opportunity for her to use some of her other skills. “I have a short film that I am making in January that I have quite a cool cast attached to. It’s just a way for me to be able to sit in the library writing all day really!” she laughs. “It’s about stopping places within the traveller community, as seen through the eyes of two young children.” Brittany is also keeping her fingers and toes crossed that a project she has been involved in gets the funding to go ahead. “I really hope it gets green lit – it’s in pre production. It’s about the war photographer Gerda Taro, who was the first female photojournalist to die on the front line. And she is just the coolest character,” she tells me. “She was Jewish and fled Germany to move to Paris in 1933, where she met Robert Capa in a park. He began to take pictures of her, and she thought, well actually, I’ve got a bit more to me
than this. So he teaches her to use the camera, and miles and miles away from home, she realises that how she can make a difference in the war effort is to document everything she sees around her.” Photography is close to Brittany’s own heart. “I really feel that London is the richest city on earth in terms of culture. I go to visit one or two exhibitions a week. I’m really excited about the Dora Maar one that is on at the Tate Modern. I take quite a lot of pictures, too – I have got a really nice new camera as a present,” she says. “And I love that you can just step into a crowd and see things that you might never have seen. Like people’s faces… I think that you can get quite fatigued by the number of people, and stop seeing things, so it is nice to step away from that. And it is just good to be on the other side of the camera – I think that with what I do, the more you understand what other people’s jobs are, the better you can be at your job.” It certainly seems to be a strategy that is paying off.
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STYLE & WELLBEING
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Elleven Dental I’m always amazed how much money we are prepared to spend on clothes, hair and other such indulgences in the pursuit of looking and feeling better, and comparatively, how little we spend when it comes to our teeth. So, when I am invited for a consultation at multi award-winning Elleven Dental Wellness, I need no persuasion to get me onto that dentist chair. Set in London’s prestigious Harley Street district, Elleven is stylish and chic with a strong wellness aesthetic. After a warm welcome, I’m shown to the very comfortable waiting lounge and handed an iPad to complete a quick health check and questionnaire (this is 2020 – let’s save those trees). My appointment is with Dr Sameer Patel, clinical director and quite frankly pure dental genius. While his professional credentials are beyond impressive, his warm and personable approach allows him to deliver serious results
to all of his clients. Dr Patel believes in providing high quality, meticulous dental care using state of the art technology. He is responsible for many famous smiles (Margot Robbie and David Gandy to name a few) and his philosophy is beautifully simple; to rejuvenate your smile so that it works in perfect balance with your face. When we meet in his opulent consultation room, we chat in detail about what I would like to achieve. I explain that I’ve always been quite lucky with my teeth, but that over the past few years I’ve sensed them moving out of place. I hop on the chair to allow Dr Patel to take a closer look. A routine examination is performed, and detailed photos taken, in order to formulate the optimal treatment plan, completely bespoke to my needs, my facial structure and health. Afterwards, we sit down together at the computer and I get to view my teeth as I’ve never seen them before. I’m horrified to discover that I have an early case of dental erosion and a misaligned jaw, but Dr Patel, ever reassuring, advises me that nothing is beyond fixing and that there is an option to try a straightening treatment should I wish to consider it (I definitely do!). The whole consultation takes about one hour, and I leave feeling positive in the knowledge that my teeth are in safe, expert hands. I’m even looking forward to my next visit to my new favourite dentist. PC An initial consultation with Dr Patel costs £240. 11 Devonshire Place, W1G (020 7487 2711; ellevendental.com)
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CoolTech After a pesky injury years ago, I developed a habit of bearing more weight on one leg. Over time it led to an unsightly accumulation of fat on the outside of my left thigh. And despite correcting the overcompensation and working with PTs to tone and shape my body, I’ve been unable to shift that stubborn pocket. Until now, that is. CoolTech is, I’m told, an exciting way to treat subcutaneous fat in stubborn areas without the risks associated with liposuction, and with no scarring and zero downtime. The initial consultation is undignified: I strip down to underwear, am measured, marked up and have hideously unflattering photos taken from all angles. Both thighs are going to be treated, with a focus on the larger left side. On the day, I’m re-measured and marked up, then freezing cold gel pads are applied to each of my thighs, before hand held applicators are used to
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create a vacuum and suck up the excess fat in those precisely measured areas. The sensation makes me squirm but it isn’t uncomfortable. For 75 minutes, while my fat cells are literally frozen to death, I relax under a blanket with a book and a nice cuppa. Afterwards, my frozen thighs are massaged back into shape, and one of the applicators is reapplied to the left thigh, which requires more attention. Six weeks later I can already see – and feel in my jeans – that the left thigh is noticeably slimmer, but the tape and the callipers at my follow up confirm it. As does the photographic evidence. I’ve lost centimetres from both sides, and results are likely to improve over the next six weeks. Bring on beach season. LSJ We trialled CoolTech at The Clinic by Dr Mayoni, for details of your nearest clinic, see cooltechclinic.co.uk/clinic-finder/
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We’re psyched at news that London’s favourite boutique fitness brand have just opened on Westbourne Grove. Founded five years ago, Psycle now boasts London studios in Fitzrovia, Shoreditch and Clapham, as well as the new Notting Hill location, and is celebrated worldwide for its immersive and energetic workouts, with music and motivation at the heart of every class. The 56-bike Ride-only studio is kitted out with an interactive lighting system and market-leading sound system. While changing rooms are equipped with charging ports in each locker and luxury amenities from SACHAJUAN, as well as GHD hairdryers and straighteners. Post workout, the plant-based Energy Kitchen provides space to recharge with shakes, coffee and grab-and-go food. 37-41 Westbourne Grove, W2 (020 3150 2644; psyclelondon.com)
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FOOD & DRINK
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As a child, child IIwanted wantedto tobe… be… a musician, a magician and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. The first thing I cooked was… pasta! It was on a day off from school after watching the first series of The Naked Chef. Chef, I Iused usedmy mymum’s mum’srolling rollingpin pin and it was really thick and not very nice. That didn’t seem put me to off though… put me off though…
Kitchen at Holmes I’ve not yet been to the restaurant at the Holmes Hotel on Baker Street, but I’ve only heard good things, so when a friend suggests that it might be a good spot for lunch during a day of shopping, I jump at the chance to sample it. Inside the fire is blazing and the welcome is warm. The décor is classically modern, with herringbone floors, wood panelling and modern artwork on the walls; it feels very much like being in somebody’s – albeit Insta-perfect – home. I’m particularly taken with the open kitchen, which feels very domestic with its shaker-style units, and boasts a vast central island – the type I dream of installing in my own kitchen. In the mood to celebrate, we opt for a couple of cocktails to open proceedings. Sherlock’s Pipe combines whisky and negroni in a showstopping concoction that is presented in a pipe-shaped glass and delivered in a dramatic cloud of Applewood-scented smoke; while KT Time mixes hibiscus and elderflower with Beefeater gin, and is served from a teapot. If the team are going to make any allusions to Baker Street’s most famous fictional residents, this is surely the classiest way to do it. As we sip and peruse the menu, we
My kitchen hero is… Gabrielle Hamilton – her approach is so inspiring and her kitchen philosophy similar to my own. My fail-safe dinner party menu is… a whole roast chicken, mashed potato and buttered greens. My last meal on earth would be… spaghetti pomodoro; simple, classic and satisfying. When I feel down… my girlfriend cooks huevos heuvos ahogados (Mexican ‘drowned eggs’); a favourite on a Sunday when I’m exhausted after a long week. It hits all the right notes and lifts any mood, as well as fully reviving me.
tuck into crispy tempura aubergine, dinky mouthfuls of jamon Ibérico croquettes and divinely fluffy warm pita smothered in tahini. Head chef Stefano Motta’s career has taken him across the globe, working in top restaurants in Italy, New York and London, and the seasonal menu is influenced by his travels, with an emphasis on ingredient provenance. After the indulgence of the silly season, we’re after something light and fresh, and Stefano delivers. Wasabi and ponzu give the yellow fin tuna tartare a delightful zing, and we fight over the last of the wafer thin
and utterly delicious red prawn carpaccio. Afterwards, we share two salads: king crab and avocado, and roasted pumpkin and beetroot. The weather outside may be bitter, but these colourful and hearty bowls fill us with the joys of spring. There’s only so much virtue to go around, though, so we push the boat out with pud, opting for the chocolate and orange fiesta: a true party on a plate. Expectations met and tummies full, we head back to the shops, vowing to return soon when January diets are done with. LSJ 108 Baker Street, W1U (020 7958 5210; kitchenatholmes.co.uk)
My favourite London restaurant is… BRAT, BRAT. I’ve had consistently great meals there. My ultimate London day consists of… spending the day with my family. family, We’re we’re up up early as my son Cillian wakes up around around 6.30am, 6.30am, so ideally so ideally breakfast at Pavilion Café in Victoria Park then a trip to Tate Modern, followed by dinner at BRAT. 58-59 Great Marlborough Street, W1F (020 3827 9740; mantecarestaurant.co.uk)
FOOD & DRINK
Ditch the dates How are those diet resolutions working out for you? If you’re struggling with snacks, Kensal Green local Erin Moroney might just be your saviour. She was training for the marathon when she discovered that she was protein deficient. Unable to find a tasty, lower sugar, non-dairy based, high protein
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Innovatively crafted using the finest low GI ingredients and with just one gram of sugar per bite, they help to stabilise blood sugar, so you’ll feel fuller for longer. We love the Choc Orange Brownie bites, which contain 72 per cent dark chocolate chips paired with sweet orange – a match made in chocolate heaven. Nibble Brownie Bites, £1.49. Available from Ocado, Whole Foods, As Nature Intended and Amazon (nibbleprotein.com)
Mix this: Square Root’s Apple, Cardamom and Lime Spritz
700g fresh apples, I like to use a mix of varieties like Bramley, Cox and Discovery | 1 lime | 40g caster sugar | 4 cardamom pods | 1 litre soda water | Sprig of mint to garnish
Never mind what’s for dinner, we want to know what we’ll be eating for the rest of the year. And if anybody knows, it’s the experts at Deliveroo, who have been using trends, insights and data to predict what’s going to take off in the world of food #1 VEGAN-ISH The plant-based food movement has taken the world by storm. Last year, vegan orders increased by 330 per cent, with the number of sellers catering for vegans growing by 168 per cent – and we don’t expect this growth to slow down.
#3 ON FIRE One of the most primitive methods of cooking is making a huge comeback. And it’s not just the top barbecue spots you’d expect to see on the list – European, Middle Eastern and North African restaurants are also developing flame-cooked menus. TOP TIP *If you want to make the cordial in advance, pour it into a cleaned, sealable container. It will keep in the fridge for up to five days.
METHOD 1. Measure 100ml of water into a pan and add the caster sugar. Turn on the heat and stir until the sugar is fully dissolved and the mixture is starting to simmer. 2. Break the cardamom pods down by covering them in a clean tea towel and bashing them with a rolling pin or similar. Pour your broken pods into the warm sugar syrup in the pan and turn off the heat. 3. Cover the pan and leave until cooled completely. 4. While the syrup is cooling, juice the apples using a home juicer, or blend to a pulp in a smoothie maker. 5. Next, squeeze the lime into the apple juice.
Foodie trends for 2020
#2 GRAZING Gone are the days of traditional breakfast, lunch and dinner times. According to order spikes, customers are breaking the mould more than ever – eating at up to six different meal times, with more and more orders of mid-sized portions and snacks. And in the winter, snacking increases by 74 per cent.
An estimated 4.2 million Brits took part in Dry January last year, with numbers set to increase this year. Robyn Simms, co-founder of Square Root Soda is leading the charge. “I’m an adult and I want a drink that makes me feel like an adult,” she says. Square Root creates extraordinary soft drinks with guaranteed quality and zero artificial additives – no shortcuts and no compromises. Here, she shares a recipe for a delicious non-alcoholic drink to make at home. Cheers!
6. Pour in your sugar syrup and stir to combine. Once this is done, you have your cordial. You can refrigerate until you’re ready to serve.* 7. To serve, add 100ml of cordial to 200ml of soda water in a glass with ice, and garnish with a sprig of mint. Fancy a night out with a difference? Pop down to the Square Root Soda Bar at Seven Dials Market, where you can enjoy the full range of sodas and alcoholfree cocktails, or book yourself onto a hands-on masterclass in making a delicious non-alcoholic Negroni Spritz. For more details, see squarerootsoda.co.uk
#4 SALAD DAYS We’re getting serious about salad. According to our data, customers are three times more likely to order a salad than at this time last year – and with two times as many types of salad available on Deliveroo, there really is something for everyone. #5 THEATRICS Theatrical elements are increasingly popular: Gen Z, in particular, are all about experiences. It’s not impossible to provide customers with an ‘experience’ in food delivery. From unusual ingredients to digital experiences, you can expect more theatre with your delivered dishes in 2020.
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The sky’s the limit It goes without saying that the world’s most remote destinations are often the most exceptional. From the red rock canyons of the Colorado Plateau to the teeming reefs around Indonesia’s Spice Islands, Aman have built a reputation for making these destinations accessible to their guests, meticulously designing luxury resorts to frame the natural surroundings in a way that offers complete privacy and comfort. And now, with the introduction of Aman Private Jet, these
destinations have become even more accessible. With the assistance of the Aman Jet Concierge, the company’s Bombadier Global 5000 – one of the world’s most luxurious personal aircrafts – can be chartered by guests to create bespoke itineraries incorporating several Aman destinations around the world, or for use between non-Aman destinations. Journeys are tailored specifically to individual needs and luxury extras include flexible timings, seamless customs clearance, pre-ordered meals, high speed wi-fi and access to luggage throughout
the flight. In celebration of the launch, Aman have introduced four new journeys, incorporating a selection of their most special properties around the world. These personalised jet tours explore some of the world’s most beguiling destinations in a unique and insightful way: choose from Bali & Beyond; The Secrets of China; Indochina Past & Present and From the Himalayas to the Sea. For more details on the service and the new journeys, see aman.com/private-aviation
PAKISTAN We’ve been tipping this as the next big destination for a couple of years now, which is not surprising as the country recently received the royal seal of approval with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s visit. New direct British Airways flights, plus an easier e-visa scheme are a few of the reasons why. Book it: The 15-day ‘Pakistan: Hindu Kush Adventure’ starts from £2,795 per person UKRAINE HBO’s Chernobyl was the surprise hit of 2019. This has renewed interest in visiting the eerie site. We’ve introduced a new tour combining three of Europe’s lesser-visited countries – Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus, which includes a visit to the Chernobyl site. Book it: The 14-day group tour ‘Belarus, Ukraine & Moldova: Undiscovered Europe’ starts from £3,150 per person
Creating carbon neutral holidays If you’ve resolved to reduce your carbon footprint in 2020, you’ll love Planet Rail’s promise to make all of its European holidays Carbon Neutral from this month. They have worked with Climate Care, the climate and development experts to achieve this, and will be offsetting their carbon emissions with projects that improve lives and fight climate change. And they’ve added a host of new and topical itineraries to their already extensive programme of tailormade first-class holidays by rail. Perhaps most exciting are the new ultra-luxurious Grand Suites on the Venice Simplon-OrientExpress, which offer private
Looking for a new adventure? Tour operator Wild Frontiers specialise in stylish and original small group tours and tailor-made holidays. We asked them to unveil their top tips for 2020
marble-panelled bathrooms, double beds, living areas and a personal 24-hour steward. Lucky passengers will step aboard the iconic train for a spellbinding adventure through scenic Europe and the towering Alps, reliving the golden age of luxury rail travel, complete with fine dining and free-flowing Champagne. The epic tour takes passengers from London to Venice, before continuing to
Austria’s beautiful capital, Vienna, and returning to London from there, and tickets are among the most expensive ever sold for a train journey. It promises a once in a lifetime experience. From £23,500 per person including all meals on board, 4 nights’ B&B in 5-star hotels, private water taxi transfers in Venice and taxi transfers in Vienna. For details and to book, see planetrail.co.uk
MONGOLIA Our bookings to Mongolia have doubled in 2019 compared to 2018. Particularly popular has been a trip taking in Mongolia’s annual eagle-hunting festival. One of the last great nomadic spectacles, the Altai Kaakh Eagle Festival takes place in the far west of Mongolia, where up to 50 eagle hunters show off the dexterity of their birds. Book it: The 13-day group tour ‘Mongolia: Altai Mountains Eagle Hunting Festival Tour’ starts from £2,725 per person For more details on any of these trips, see wildfrontierstravel.com
THE SPIRIT OF CORSICA
Enigmatic, alluring and ruggedly beautiful, Corsica might just be the Med’s best kept secret by Katie Hutley
s excitement levels build in the runup to our trip, evenings are spent obsessively researching the island of Corsica, hoping to absorb, as if by osmosis, something of the spirit of the place before we have so much as left for the airport. And yet, she remains (as one might claim of all the classiest French ladies) something of an enigma. Sure, the history – an inviting French/ Italian heritage, the birthplace of Napoleon – is readily available, and the images we pore over show a Mediterranean idyll to rival any other. But, like it or not, we are going to have to wait to be properly introduced before getting under the skin of the place, and so we vow that this will be a holiday with exploration and discovery at the top of our list. As every explorer knows, getting base camp right is the first step on the path to adventure. Simpson Travel, whose portfolio now takes in six countries, and only the best destinations within them, are our first port of call. Intrepid as we may intend to be, having the requisite home comforts is never less than a must, especially when travelling with a family. They suggest we base ourselves at Alto di Pinarello,
a charming apartment complex in the southeast of the island that is part of the acclaimed Simpson Kids programme. The village of Pinarello, with its cluster of beach front restaurants, lies just a 10 minute stroll away, with the loftier sophistication of Porto-Vecchio – perfect for people-watching while aperitifsipping – is within a 30 minute drive, all set along a coast abundant in beaches and coves of azure waters and shaded by pine trees. And so, with a wealth of other day trip suggestions both cultural and geographical in our clutches, we set off. Of course, as any family knows, children, and toddlers especially, laugh in the face of the best-laid plans, and so it is that we find ourselves more or less housebound for the first few days, beset by a lurgy that puts paid to our dreams of following the path less travelled. It does, however, entirely vindicate our decision to opt for self-catering; not only have we settled in to our ‘home from home’ more or less instantly, with its well thought out provision of everything we might need, the apartment itself is spacious and stylish, with a well-stocked book- and DVD-library. We take it
Left: the Alto di Pinarello complex lies just a 10 minute stroll from the white sand beach Above: the island is peppered with pretty coves of sparkling azure waters
in turns to take a break, lolloping around in the welcome relief of the pool area, and thanks to a kindly local doctor, and some weapons-grade antibiotics, we are soon up and running again. And so, finally, we get to meet her. Having spent the first couple of evenings gazing enviously out at the sun setting over the craggy ranges visible from our capacious terrace, we are itching to get on the road and see them for ourselves. We immediately break our own holiday rule of not doing the same thing twice when, on our Simpson rep’s recommendation, we make the trip high up into them there hills to visit the rock pools of the Cavu river. With temperatures soaring, the cool emerald depths that await us are more than worth the uphill voyage to get there; vast flat rocks lead out onto pools just perfect for swimming in, ridiculously picturesque when punctuated at intervals by waterfalls of varying heights and surrounded by towering pine forests. River swimming is a new venture for me, if not for my more outdoors-y other half, and I am hooked. Of course, this doesn’t mean I am by now above your more common-or-garden beach swimming – far from it, in fact, when the beaches are of this calibre. Palombaggia beach, just a 15 minute drive from our complex, is prized for its pristine white sands and crystal clear waters, and provides those essential #nofilter pictures to really annoy the folks back home – it really is as stunning in real life as the images (which we’d assumed to be somewhat tweaked) we’d been drooling over back in Blighty. And although Palombaggia is the most well-known, we find equally droolworthy spots at every turn, discovered by taking the road less travelled and seeing what is at the end of it. Naturally, in a cultural hotspot like Corsica, there is land-based exploring to be covered as well. Our favourite is a boat trip skirting around the fringe of Bonifacio’s old town, teetering on a cliff ’s edge, then taking the quaint tourist train up its winding, narrow streets to the top, where we pick our way through the maze of cobbled streets, getting gloriously lost and picking up a few souvenirs along the way. We stand at the top of the King of Aragon’s Stairway, with its 187 steps which, according to legend, were carved by hand overnight by the King’s troops, back in
Top: in the Vallée de San Martinu the River Cavu bubbles between boulders, cascading down small waterfalls and filling sets of clear pools Above: the modern apartments at Alto di Pinarello share a safely enclosed pool that is perfect for children
1420 – and while the prospect of descending them is appealing, the prospect of a seriously delectable local ice cream proves even more so. Maybe next time. It turns out that the enigmatic ‘thing’ about Corsica, which had made it so indefinable from afar, is the way it manages to mix the best elements of so many European holidays. The majestic, wild scenery of our favourite Mediterranean islands; the superior roads and classy supermarchés so beloved of our French trips; the cultural depth and breadth borne of its Italian heritage; and a local cuisine both totally unique, yet cherry-picking the best elements of its Franco-Italian parents. So, despite an inauspicious start, we are totally beguiled by this mystery woman who – as do all the best of her kind – contains multitudes. Fabric travelled to Corsica with independent villa and boutique hotel specialists Simpson Travel, staying at Alto di Pinarello. Prices for a week’s holiday start at £524 per person based on two adults and one child travelling in May 2020 including flights, 7-nights’ accommodation (self-catering) and car hire (020 8108 4545; simpsontravel.com)
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HEAD FOR THE VALLEYS Impeccable service, exquisite dining, sumptuous suites and views to die for are all part of the package at Bodysgallen Hall by Penny Clements
can’t lie, when I see the weather forecast for our weekend mini break my heart sinks: rain is predicted all day and all night. But from the minute we pull up it is apparent that a little precipitation won’t dampen our spirits. Bodysgallen Hall is reached via a small singletrack road, passing through meadows and the hotel’s 220 acres of parkland; we are greeted by the grandest 16th Century country manor house, its warm stone gothic façade set amid tranquil gardens and against a background of the rugged peaks of Snowdonia. Inside, the lobby feels cosy and intimate: dark oak panelling and heavily draped curtains are complemented with carefully selected antiques, and big comfy sofas huddle around a large crackling fireplace. There can be few better places to hibernate on a rainy, grey afternoon. Other than our room, perhaps.… The classically styled Vaughan Suite is sumptuous. A warm, bright living area boasts vintage furniture, brass light fittings and comfy armchairs, while in the bedroom there is a queen-size four-poster bed, all with views of the perfectly kept garden and parkland areas. There are two bathrooms, complete with fresh robes and luxurious toiletries. Everything feels gloriously romantic and decadent and we are happy to hibernate. Later, we head down to eat at The Dining Room. With its grand fireplace, it is easy to imagine back in the thirteenth century when this space was the main hall of the estate. Now it houses an intimate 3 AA Rosette restaurant. Our table sits pretty by the mullioned window, and a carafe of expertly chosen wine already awaits us, illuminated by flickering candlelight. This is country house hospitality at its very finest. We look out over the pristine gardens, spotting Conwy Castle in the distance. It is the perfect setting to enjoy the traditional but intelligent
B&B prices from £190 per night based on two sharing. (01492 584466; bodysgallen.com)
menu that has been deliciously created by and cooked under the expert direction of head chef, John Williams. Rooted in a passion for the local area, John’s carefully curated menus are farm-based and plant-inspired, and make use of seasonal produce from the property’s wellestablished walled fruit and vegetable garden. A standout dish among the starters – plump, meaty scallops, roasted and served with garden pea cream and a delicious light squid ink crisp – is a case in point; so too is a balanced main course of halibut, butter poached and accompanied by Bodysgallen’s homegrown onions, yeasted cauliflower and a cream chicken and thyme jus. Desserts pull a similar trick – witness a pretty plate of poached estate rhubarb served with rhubarb parfait and topped with a delicious rhubarb sorbet. It is obvious that the team really do make the most of their garden’s produce. Before retreating to our room, we decide to grab a nightcap from The Clubroom. Here, the bartender mixes the most exquisite infusions, which together with fresh flowers and herbs from the garden, create a cocktail menu that tells a story of the land. We sink deep into the sofas as we explore the various offerings. After an excellent night’s sleep and a pinchme moment of awakening in the beautiful surroundings of our suite, breakfast beckons. We head over to the breakfast room and discover a buffet of fresh fruit, cereals and tempting pastries
alongside a hot à la carte menu, fruit juice, tea, coffee and toast, too. Enviously spying the other guests’ breakfasts, we decide to indulge with a full traditional English breakfast. Presented as exquisitely as last night’s dinner, it does not disappoint; exquisite flavours and jaw dropping views make for the perfect breakfast. Later, we amble over to the spa, enjoying the views and the bracing air on the way. The spa is situated in a cute little cottage at the bottom of the hill. I’m booked in for a full aromatherapy experience treatment, but first up, a quick stop at the gym (an attempt to burn off some of the calories from the past 24 hours). Afterwards, I have time to quickly check out the facilities before my treatment – a steam room, sauna, relaxation room, indoor pool and Jacuzzi complete the offering here. Back in the relaxation room, my therapist Mia joins me and leads me to the treatment room where she explains that the aromatherapy experience will take just under an hour, and promises to transport me to another world. She is right – I leave feeling totally relaxed and utterly blissed out. All in all, it is a memorable weekend, and we can’t help feeling that Bodysgallen Hall is a little slice of Welsh heaven. Boasting impeccable service, beautiful traditional décor, unforgettable views, exquisite dining and comfortable, homely hotel suites, we can’t wait to return.
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Bedtime treasures Trove is the newly launched home and lifestyle brand from West London interior design firm, Studio Duggan – and it’s their cosy-beautiful debut bedroom range that we’ve got our eyes on. Embodying the studio’s nomadic yet timeless sensibility, the collection includes headboards, beds, lighting, seating and accessories, all in rich colours, textures, patterns and prints – a maximalist’s dream, in fact. (thetrove.co.uk)
Urbansize is the brainchild of furniture designer Sallie Agnihotri, whose own postage-stamp sized London flat was crying out for innovative pieces in diminutive proportions. From slimline consoles to floating bedside tables, each piece has been thoughtfully designed to maximise on space. We love the multi-use Hallway Tidy – sleek, streamlined, and with shrewd functionality. £120 (urbansize.co.uk)
When it comes to homewares, which emerging trends will we be embracing this year? Wayfair’s resident style advisor, Nadia McCowan Hill gives us a sneak peek of a few of her favourites: Raw & Rustic – a focus on the organic beauty of natural forms; Shades of Green – calming colourways that are soft and subtle; Modern Simplicity – going back to basics with effortlessly understated furniture pieces; and All About Origins – a stripped back, artistic tribal aesthetic. (wayfair.co.uk)
There’s nothing like stylish stationery to inspire us to get organised – especially at the beginning of a new year. And if 2020’s the year to start working on your dream home, Paperchase’s new home renovation planner will be an invaluable asset. The nifty notebook includes a budget planner, room-by-room design pages, and a contacts section to keep your renovation team’s numbers to hand. £18 (paperchase.com)
5 To the wire
Tabitha black metal wire lounge chair, £275 (habitat.co.uk)
Magazine rack, £20 (blockdesign.co.uk)
Zuvier Birdy pendant lamp, £69 (cuckooland.com)
Pink & gold wire circular shelf, £41.95 (melodymaison.co.uk)
Weave side table, £95 (sweetpeaandwillow.com)
NEW YEAR REVOLUTION
While interiors trends come and go, sustainability is the word on everyone’s lips right now, and unlike hygge or maximalism, it’s a movement that’s here to stay. Focusing not only on what we shop for, but also how we shop, we can change our consumer habits for the better – and for good. Let’s start the new year as we mean to go on... by Ali Howard
West London design studio Run For The Hills unveiled ‘Into the Wild’ at 2019’s Decorex International. The concept was a cool kid’s bedroom fit for a little eco warrior – and one that puts sustainability at the fore. In celebrating the eco-conscious brands the studio works with, the fantasy room set is filled with organic and environmentally friendly products to inspire. The hero piece is the Princess and the Pea bed, 100 per cent sustainable and handcrafted by Naturalmat; at the side of the multimattress bed sits Pinch’s Twig vertical side table, made from coppiced hazel; while the walls are covered in Earthborn’s nasties-free clay paint. (runforthehills.com)
Rockett St George is starting 2020 with a mission statement that outlines the brand’s commitment to sustainability, and we’re all for it. Co-founder Jane Rockett says in the new Eco Policy: “Sustainability is at the heart of modern-day contemporary design and as the demand for beautiful interiors continues to grow, so does our responsibility as a British brand to go beyond legal and regulatory requirements to provide more eco-conscious products... .” Just one of the environmentallyfriendly homewares on offer at the online emporium is the Le Feu Ground bio-ethanol fireplace, a freestanding (read perfectly portable) unit that runs entirely on biofuel. From £1,399 (rockettstgeorge.co.uk)
Launched late last year, Ark One is a luxury flooring brand that takes its environmental impact seriously. The company, set up by Jago Anderson (formerly of Element7) not only uses ethically- sourced wood across its flooring offering, but can also confidently trace each piece of timber back to the very tree it came from. The company
Sustainability can simply mean a commitment to buy less of the trend-led, throwaway products on offer and instead, invest our hardearned cash into beautifully crafted pieces designed to last a lifetime. This concept is second nature to Carl Hansen & Son, whose craftspeople have, for more than 100 years, created furniture pieces that stand the test of time. Upping the game further, the iconic Danish brand now launches Ole Wanscher’s classic Colonial Chair upholstered in Kvadrat’s innovative and environmentally friendly Re-wool. With its elegant frame crafted from sustainably sourced oak, we can now sit back and relax on richly textured, recycled wool. £1,516 exc VAT (carlhansen.com)
promises to re-plant two trees for each one cut down, ensuring forests are actively replenished and responsibly managed, while every element of the tree is used in the production process, whether as part of the flooring itself or as wood pellets. Sustainable luxury underfoot. From £115 per sq m (arkone.co.uk)
Smaller brands with a conscience are to be championed, and as consumers and design-lovers, this year, we’re making it our job to seek them out. Just launched, Lazuli Design is an interior décor company founded by Irishwoman (by way of Kenya and now London) Pandora McCormick. Visiting Uganda as a child, Pandora remembers seeing barkcloth being sold at the side of the road and the intriguing material has stayed with her since. One of the oldest fabrics known to man, barkcloth, which is handmade by skilled artisans, is 100 per cent sustainable and with its terracottahued texture, lends itself to bespoke lighting. Invest in a beautifully handcrafted lampshade. From £150 (lazulidesign.co.uk)
AT HOME WITH
Emily Williams Interior designer
It comes as little surprise that the co-founder of interior design studio BradyWilliams should own an abode thatâ€™s as cosy as it is elegant. Gifted with an abundance of natural light and verdant views all round, the property, which Emily shares with her husband and daughters, is a calming sanctuary in the city Words Ali Howard Photography Julian Abrams
This page: Emily has used layered textures and tones in the sitting room to create a calm and luxurious space
AT HOME WITH
Clockwise from left: an antique mahogany side cabinet with ADA Alabaster wall light in the living room; Emily, co-founder of BradyWilliams; the 1970s Low Travertine Triangular Coffee Tables from Pamono are favourites
Can you tell me a bit about the property itself ? Itâ€™s a four-bedroom 1900s house designed by the architect Frederick Llewellyn as his own home. Each room has unique features suggesting the architect was experimenting with, and exploring, different styles. For example, the doors all have different veneers and some of the rooms have exposed painted beams, whereas others have more simple coving with the beams giving an Arts and Crafts influence.
What made you fall in love with it? We fell in love with the house because it sits quite high up, surrounded by woods, so it benefits from lots of natural light and green views, even though it is still in London. This is something we have worked to reflect in the interiors throughout the house.
What do you usually look for in a property? Natural light, a garden and
Did you do anything structurally? As this was to be a family home, I wanted to create a space that reflected the function that was understated and elegant, with a restrained palette and a focus on the interior architecture. So far we have undertaken minor works with the plan to do more next year. I have plans for more significant building but this initial phase was to refresh the interiors with light decoration and new furniture.
How have you personalised the space? My style is understated elegance. All of our BradyWilliams projects combine unusual one-off pieces, with layered textures and tones to create properties that are calm and luxurious. My home was no different and the period and location of the house has meant we have probably gone for a more relaxed feel than our previous London homes. As always, we have mixed lots of antiques with mid-century and modern pieces.
fireplaces are the non-negotiables.
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Are you a keen collector? Yes, I have a Dunbar ‘Long John’ mid-century bench by Edward Wormley that was one of my first designer antique pieces and it has worked in so many spaces. Other standouts include an antique mahogany side cabinet with ADA Alabaster wall lights above it in the sitting room. The sitting room also features some brilliant 1970s Low Travertine Triangular Coffee Tables, from Pamono.
How important is character in a home? Desperately important. Period features and the heritage of a site are always at the core of our inspiration for BradyWilliams projects, across residential, hospitality and retail clients. We believe in embracing any era but what we do to the interior must be sympathetic.
Which room is your favourite? The master bedroom is a space we truly love. It’s a calming, grown-up space that makes the most of the double aspect windows. Through layering different shades of white, we have created a neutral backdrop to the amazing light that filters through the windows. But the guest bedroom is a space where we were able to have more freedom to experiment and play with bold colours. I love the clash of Paper and Paint Library’s Leather III with the burgundy leather headboard and muted golds of the billowing silk curtains.
Do you have any exciting projects coming up? We have lots on both the residential and hospitality front – 2020 is going to be another busy and exciting year for BradyWilliams! Having just completed our fourth apartment at Floral Court in Covent Garden, we are currently working on some beautiful London family homes and piedà-terres to complete next year. We are also working on our eighth, ninth and tenth projects with Corbin & King, following the successful opening of Soutine this spring. BradyWilliams’ first nightclub design is also launching in 2020 and we are looking to expand our retail portfolio following our redesign of the ground floor of Fenwick a few years ago. bradywilliamsstudio.com
Opposite page: layered tableware and furnishings in pure white put a focus on texture Above: Paper and Paint Library’s Leather III clashes perfectly with the burgundy leather headboard Left: rich copper accents add understated opulence
One couple had a long-term plan to build their dream house on the River Thames. But it took some time to find the plot, acquire planning permission to knock down an existing dwelling and then build a new home to their exact specification
T H E U LT I M AT E DESIGN
Five years ago Anna and Jake found the perfect location, a two thirds of an acre plot with uninterrupted views of a pleasant stretch of the Thames, complete with its own pontoon. The couple and their two children moved onto the plot, living in the existing property there, and started to think about creating their new dream home. One of the biggest challenges was finding the right company to translate their blueprint plans into magnificent reality, and after checking the credentials of half a dozen top-end housebuilders, they selected Octagon Bespoke. “With over forty years’ continuous experience in the luxury property market, along with reassurances from friends who owned Octagon
homes, we felt we could entrust our lifelong dream of building the perfect house to the Octagon team,” says Anna. “It’s a decision we’ve never regretted from day one.” Walking through the front door, after taking in a most dramatic trompe l’oeil decorated entrance hall, visitors discover a contemporary, light flooded open plan interior, where the rear of the house opens up to an elevated decked terrace, beyond which rolling lawns lead to the floating pontoon and the clients’ beloved Thames. The ground floor living space, with its clever undulation of differing floor levels, takes up a considerable proportion of the 9,000 sq ft home. The soft bronze tones of the Extreme Designs
kitchen, with its extraordinary leathered granite work top and latest range of Gaggenau appliances, extend harmoniously into adjoining family dining and sitting areas, with a centrepiece floating gas fired log fire. The astonishing entrance hall boasts a specially commissioned digital mural, which extends from the front door, around the vast swathe of walls, and descends via a circular sweep of marble stairs to the lower ground leisure and fitness suites. “Part of the hall has been designated for formal dining,” Anna explains, “where behind retractable glass doors, our treasured table, made from reclaimed Rhodesian railway sleepers that have been French polished, and leather lace (riempie) seated chairs take pride of place.” On the first floor are five substantial double bedrooms, three en-suites plus a separate family bathroom, and Anna’s own study. The second floor is devoted to the master suite, with a comfortable sitting room, and a double length dressing room with designated his ’n’ hers storage. The dressing room opens
onto a beautiful Perlato Olympo polished marble clad bathroom, with double open shower and freestanding bath – the warm earth tones of the marble marrying well with the antique copper taps and shower controls. The lower ground floor of their spectacular home houses a gym of gargantuan proportions, kitted out to professional standards. Then there’s the playroom, with a full size pool table, cinema screen wall, and long 90-degree angle cocktail bar, facing enough sumptuous high stools for a dozen or so house guests. “This has been a long, and at times, exhausting project,” says Anna. “We were ambitious with our vision for design and specification and our team of architects, suppliers, and not least Octagon, have been there every step of the way. We absolutely love our new home, so it’s been worth it, and if we had to do it all over again, we would – as long as Octagon is at the helm.” For more information, call Octagon on 020 8481 7500 (octagon.com)
At Octagon, we have 40 years experience and an unrivalled reputation for building spectacular, one-of-a kind homes to the highest standard of luxury. Our discreet bespoke service takes clients on a journey from planning stages through to handing over the keys, with our in-house experts on hand every step of the way. Octagon Bespoke can help you transform your vision into something truly unique. Bespoke projects start from £1m.
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ACCESS ALL AREAS Photography Georgia Watson
West Hampstead Looking to lay down roots somewhere pretty, connected and sociable? With a thriving local high street packed with independent gems and a close-knit community of locals, family-friendly West Hampstead might just be the answer to your property prayers. Peruse the agents’ listings and you’ll find an architecturally pleasing mix of Victorian, Edwardian and 1920s houses, plus mansion flats and period conversions; look for something on the ‘Greek’ or ‘African’ roads and you won’t be disappointed. Once you’re in, you’d be forgiven for wanting to hole up in your characterful corner of north west London, but rest assured that when the time comes to venture further afield, with no fewer than three local stations offering links to the Overground, the Jubilee line and Thameslink services, you couldn’t be better placed
From our agents
Benham & Reeves “The rental market is very strong in West Hampstead. We’ve had a very busy December and have let almost all of our rental stock – mainly one and two bed flats. Most tenants are renewing their existing leases, further reducing supply. This means that apartments are letting very quickly and usually for asking rent.”
Hamptons International “West Hampstead is a vibrant community for all, from young families taking advantage of the great schools, through to professionals enjoying the café culture on the high street and the quick links into London. The housing stock reflects this, from modern apartments to grand mansion blocks and Victorian family homes.”
Local heroes The Gallery NW6
Craig Draper from Knight Frank says of this local watering hole simply, “It’s a great pub,” and we’d wholeheartedly agree, not least for the weekend bottomless brunch on offer. A selection of sweet or savoury waffles are served with a creative choice of delectable toppings (whisky cured salmon, or Bloody Mary baked beans, anyone?). Craft beers, wines and cocktails are always flowing, along with an extensive whisky menu – whether you’re into smoky, peaty, or single malt, there’s an impressive 101 varieties to choose from. It’s little wonder West Hampstead residents will happily while away a lazy Sunday here. 190 Broadhurst Gardens, NW6 (020 7625 9184; ilovethegallery.com)
Singapore Garden NW6
Offering “the best Malaysian food in London,” this West Hampstead eatery boasts high praise indeed from its clientele. It’s a favourite of acclaimed food critic Giles Coren, no less. You’d be forgiven for wondering if Singapore Garden lives up to the hype, and of course, there’s only one way to find out. From starters to specialities – via an extensive cocktail menu – this is authentic Malaysian and Singaporean cuisine at its finest. “It’s my favourite local restaurant. The food is great, the atmosphere’s buzzy and the service is excellent,” says Vivienne Harris from Heathgate. 83 Fairfax Road, NW6 (020 7328 5314 ; singaporegarden.co.uk)
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Little Black Book
Danny van Emden
Events, marketing and PR manager at West End Lane Books “I’ve lived in West Hampstead for over 20 years and have brought both of my daughters up here. I love the friendly community and the great mix of independent shops and cafés, which gives the place a really sociable vibe. We also have some lovely green spaces locally: the green on West End Lane, Fortune Green and the lovely old Victorian Hampstead Cemetery, which is full of wild flowers and birdsong... and of course, the Heath is just up the road. On Saturdays, when I’m not working, I like to stroll up to the excellent Farmers’ Market. Afterwards I might meet a friend for brunch at the fabulous Wet Fish Café, which has a great atmosphere and is the perfect spot to watch the world go by while enjoying a delicious snack or meal. Up the road in Mill Lane, I love to pop into In the Garden, a gorgeous gardening shop that offers a really fresh and unusual range of plants throughout the year. The team there are great at giving advice to gardeners like me who are keen but in need of guidance! Another favourite is The Village Haberdashery, which stocks an amazing range of fabrics, wool and millinery materials to satisfy everyone from pro dressmakers working on their next commission to amateurs who are just looking for some beautiful ribbon or trim; the shop also hosts a variety of clubs and classes. We’re also lucky to have held on to our library on West End Lane, which is something of a miracle these days! Speaking of reading, I can’t not mention West End Lane Books, West Hampstead’s long established and much-loved independent bookshop, where I have worked for 10 years. The shop is very much a part of the local community life: as well as regular talks by authors across a whole spectrum of genres, we also host quizzes, regular lock in nights, bookclubs and launches. 277 West End Lane, NW6 (020 7431 3770; welbooks.co.uk)
Did you know? As the area underwent rapid development in the late 17th century, only two green spaces remained: West End Green and Fortune Green. Locals battled fiercely to save them. In 1882, when hoarding was erected around West End Green in anticipation of building work, 200 men tore down the boards and set them on fire. Eventually, in 1885, the local Vestry (the equivalent of the Council), bought the land and ten years later they also acquired Fortune Green as an open space, following more local protests when it too was threatened by developers.
The big, beautiful period properties here are highly sought after, especially those backing on to the tennis club. You might even find a celebrity neighbour or two
West End Lane
West Hampstead’s beating heart: the area’s main thoroughfare boasts a vibrant mix of wellloved independent cafés, restaurants, bars and boutiques
Set between West End Lane and Finchley Road, the grand period properties along this quietly elegant street are, unsurprisingly, perpetually desirable
PUTTING COMMUNITY FIRST Establishing closer links to and engaging with neighbours and the local and wider community can be just as important as a rounded academic education. May Lee, Director of Sixth Form and Outreach at Queen’s Gate School in South Kensington explains why
e believe that partnerships and community outreach are not just ‘the right thing to do’, they provide a range of life-changing, inspiring and fun projects that enrich us all as individuals and allow our communities to flourish. We value partnerships with local state schools. At Queen’s Gate, we believe that state and independent schools share a moral mission: to provide an excellent education for all children who can then, together, make the world a better place. We also wish to strengthen our long-standing partnership with Age UK and the Kensington & Chelsea Foundation. Thus, outreach is a key part of our core purpose and we run a varied programme of initiative and partnership projects, which provide real benefits for everybody involved. Bursary support Each year the school offers support to the value of £500,000 to families, who may not normally be able to afford our fees, enabling their daughters to benefit from a Queen’s Gate education. Bursaries are means tested and are available in both the Junior and Senior Schools. This year the Elizabeth de Leeuw Bursary will launch, made possible by a legacy from Miss de Leeuw, a former Head Girl of Queen’s Gate and a member of staff. This Bursary will be for girls entering the Sixth Form. Age UK Lunch Club We host a weekly lunch club for the elderly in the local community, with the principal aim of fostering intergenerational contact. We are conscious of the fact that, according to the Kensington and Chelsea Foundation, 47 per cent of homes in the borough have only one person living in them – the highest in the country. Loneliness and isolation are a great concern and our project seeks to engage with this. We regularly host around 12 to 15 elderly people, plus workers from Age UK, who join a group of pupils from Year 9 upwards and a teacher for the lunch club; and our school chef always ensures that Thursdays are traditional lunch days, which are likely to appeal to our guests. We are now extending the provision to include opportunities for our elderly friends to take part in Art, Music, IT and PE lessons. In addition to the regular lunches, we also host a Christmas dinner, Easter tea and summer tea dance. The latter is a real highlight – in 2019, we invited Tom Carradine to provide entertainment for the tea dance and we all enjoyed a sing-along with old time London music hall and film favourites.
Foodbank Friday in support of the Trussell Trust and in partnership with the Kensington and Chelsea Foundation Our sixth formers organise a weekly collection of non-perishable items from pupils and staff in both the Junior and Senior Schools. They deliver these and stay to help distribute them to those in the Borough who are in need. This scheme has provided an important opportunity for our girls to learn about community services as well as developing practical, logistical and marketing skills. Our Foodbank Friday has been running for over a year now and we are delighted with the positive difference it has made in our local community. We are aiming to expand the scheme and hope to liaise with local cafés and shops, collecting surplus produce and delivering this to local food banks and homeless shelters. US Scholars Programme Queen’s Gate is hugely excited to have partnered with A-List Education to provide comprehensive support to students from the Ark Academy Group who are seeking to attend university in the United States. Through this new initiative, commencing in January 2020, we will be offering our academic teaching expertise, facilities and events to the Ark scholars, in order to enrich their learning journey and to enhance their US application. Ark students will have access to our Sixth Form enrichment programme, which includes opportunities to take part in our weekly Wider World lectures and termly Inspiring Women series, and to become actively involved in the workshops and masterclasses we have planned for Science Week and the
Lower Sixth Enrichment and Higher Education days. In addition, successful applicants will receive expert support through the entire US application process, including access to ACT examination preparation classes delivered by A-List Education and hosted at Queen’s Gate School. Furthermore, we will be setting up a ‘buddy system’ where Queen’s Gate Lower Sixth students applying to US Universities will be ‘buddied’ with Ark scholars. This should offer a forum for the students to support each other in a friendly environment where they can meet others applying to US Colleges and Universities. QG Super Saturdays Our free Saturday morning event series for children aged 2-5 years old and their families is open to everyone in the local community. From dance and mindfulness to craft and animals, our aim is to provide workshops hosted by expert facilitators that introduce children to activities outside of the curriculum. Feedback from families has helped shape the initiative going forward, fostering the collaborative approach further. For more information, call 020 7589 3587, or see queensgate.org.uk
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STEMming up to the mark It’s clear why there’s been such a push to get more girls studying STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) in recent years. Girls in England are still substantially less likely than boys to consider taking a STEM subject at A level. And just 22 per cent of people working in this fast-growing sector are women. Pupils at all-girl schools could have an advantage when it comes to correcting this imbalance. “They have ownership of all the subjects, rather than some being for boys and some for girls,” says Vicki Thompson, head of product design and graphic communication at Queen’s Gate School in South Kensington. “They also don’t get overlooked in class because sometimes boys can be quite noisy!” Queen’s Gate is evidently doing things right: around 30 per cent of its A level exam entries are in STEM subjects. Vicki credits this to combining a project-based approach with a growth mindset, where failure is something to learn from, not fear. “We design projects that will appeal to our cohort – such as vegan organic soaps – as well as covering computing and 3D printers,” she explains. “Design projects are iterative, so girls learn it’s okay if something doesn’t
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What was the rationale behind the new school? I’m currently head of two NBH schools – the existing nursery and pre-prep in Hampstead – and demand for places is high. Opening another school was a logical next step, and family-friendly West Hampstead is the ideal location. When the new school opens in September, I’ll oversee all three NBH schools as executive head.
work. And because STEM is about working in teams to solve problems, they gain transferable skills they’ll need in the future.” To get your daughter enthusing about STEM, Vicki suggests three things: 1. Start at a young age by being selective about the types of toy she has. For example, if you’re buying a kit, look for one that has more than one solution, so she can get it wrong and have to try another way. 2. Encourage her to be interested in STEM topics, even if they aren’t
your preference. Show that you’re curious about how things work, and take her to the Design Museum and Science Museum to explore more. Learning and experimenting together is good for the growth mindset. 3. Make use of the resources available. We usually send parents to The Women’s Engineering Society (wes.org.uk), Stem.org and the Royal Academy of Engineering (raeng.org.uk) for project resources and courses. KiwiCo (kiwico.com) also sends great kits to your home. queensgate.org.uk
The shortlist: West Hampstead North Bridge House Nursery and Pre-Prep West Hampstead (opening September 2020) Independent co-ed day school for pupils aged 2 to 7 (020 7428 1520; northbridgehouse.com) Broadhurst School Independent co-ed day
school for pupils aged 2 to 5+ (020 7328 4280; broadhurstschool.com) The Mulberry House School Independent co-ed day school for pupils aged 2 to 7+ (020 8452 7340; mulberryhouseschool. com)
Beckford Primary School State co-ed day school for pupils aged 3 to 11 (020 7435 8646; beckford.camden.sch.uk) Bright Horizons West Hampstead Day Nursery & Pre-school Independent co-ed day nursery and pre-school for pupils aged
3 months to 5 years (020 3906 6548; brighthorizons.co.uk) Emmanuel CE Primary School State co-ed day school for pupils aged 3 to 11 (020 7431 7984; emmanuel.camden.sch.uk)
How will it be different? It will maintain the same ethos that has made NBH such a popular choice: non-selective, happy, nurturing and high achieving. We’ll also adopt the same child-centric approach, developing confident, articulate, animal-loving and ecologically aware young children who have creative spaces to learn and grow. What will be different is what we’ll be able to do with the new, beautifully designed, bespoke facilities. I’ve recently had the opportunity to tour schools in the Middle and Far East and it’s been eye-opening to see what our colleagues around the world are doing. I returned full of inspiration – watch this space! What kind of atmosphere are you hoping to create? NBH has a long-standing reputation in the area for being a warm, nurturing, inspiring environment where children thrive because they’re happy. Lots of families enquire about places at our current schools because their friends and colleagues have recommended us – something we’re really proud of. We’ll always strive to maintain this atmosphere. North Bridge House Nursery and Pre-Prep West Hampstead (opening September 2020) 85-87 Fordwych Road, NW2 (020 7428 1520; northbridgehouse.com)
Building on success 80 years since it was first established as one campus in St. John’s Wood, the highly successful North Bridge House School is now launching a sixth campus, which will extend its unique, specialist offering to families in West Hampstead, as well as those it currently caters for in Hampstead, Islington and Regent’s Park
New home, existing expertise Opening in September 2020, North Bridge House Nursery and Pre-Prep West Hampstead will provide an exciting new home for the school’s existing Early Years and Key Stage 1 expertise. Under Executive Head, Christine McLelland, who has made the longstanding NBH Nursery and Pre-Prep Schools the happy, high-achieving and popular North London destinations that they are for children aged two to seven years, the new campus will focus entirely on the same age range. “What sets North Bridge House apart is that our Nursery School is totally focused on the Early Years Foundation Stage and the Pre-Prep is focused solely on Key Stage 1. Every member of staff is an expert in these age groups and therefore every interaction that the children experience is age appropriate,” the Executive Head explains. “The staff are all working towards the same objectives, speaking a common language, and our academic outcomes speak for themselves,” she continues.
Top results North Bridge House (NBH) children progress from Reception having become confident mathematicians, able to read and write their own stories at just five-years-old, while at the end of Year 2 (KS1), 42 per cent of pupils perform in the top four per cent of the country for literacy and 50 per cent perform in the top four per cent for numeracy. While North Bridge House has grown from strength to strength, celebrating results well above the national average at every stage of its academically non-selective, all-through independent education for ages two to 18, the Nursery and Pre-Prep provision itself has proven to develop the fundamental skills upon which pupils’ future successes are built. The warm and nurturing environment in which children find the confidence to express themselves assertively and creatively offers a rich and varied curriculum, providing children with a fully rounded education and allowing them to develop a genuine love of learning.
FABRIC PROMOTION Happy and high achieving “We believe that happiness is the key to successful learning, particularly in the formative years of education and are committed to providing our young children with an enjoyable learning experience, a curiosity for knowledge and a real sense of achievement,” says Head Teacher, Christine McLelland. The new Nursery and Pre-Prep in West Hampstead will share the same innovative and engaging atmosphere as the established NBH Nursery and Pre-Prep Schools, using beautifully designed creative spaces to facilitate not just the academic achievement of its young pupils, but their all-important personal development, too. Adopting a holistic, child centric approach to pupils’ learning and progression, NBH Nursery and Pre-Prep West Hampstead will boast calm zones for reading (all pupils benefit from oneto-one reading three to four times a week) and indoor planting, with plans for pet chickens like its sister school’s ‘Cluckingham Palace’, as well as a soft play area. The school will also run the same weekly outdoor experience trips to Cuffley Camp as the existing Nursery and PrePrep, where pupils are immersed in mud, nature and new activities which focus on developing resilience, team-work, self-confidence and communication skills. From the school’s focus on enhancing the growth, development and wellbeing of its pupils through regular trips and outdoor play, to initiatives like Philosophy for Children (P4C) and the playground petting zoo – where a mobile farm brings everything from alpacas to bearded dragons to the children’s doorstep – NBH Nursery and Pre-Prep aims to spark curiosity
“We are committed to providing our young children with an enjoyable learning experience and a curiosity for knowledge”
outside of the classroom and provide a fully rounded education. “A child’s development is very much a personal journey: children develop at different rates and learn in different ways, particularly in the early years of education when curiosity can often and more naturally be inspired by bigger ideas… or creatures!” explains Christine. Broader horizons As well as the attainment enhancing P4C programme which Christine already runs at her existing Nursery and Pre-Prep Schools – and which sees children explore ideas that boost their critical thinking, reasoning and social skills as well as their overall achievement (The Education Endowment Foundation found that a year of philosophy results in two-month’s additional progress in reading and maths) – she intends to bring inspiration she has taken from the Middle and Far East to the new NBH Nursery and Pre-Prep West Hampstead.
“While it’s important that we continue to run with well-established and thriving initiatives like the Pre-Prep Eco Team, who at the ages of just six and seven have set up a battery recycling bank in the school and are running a “Lights Out Day”, and the Lego Build Club in which pupils have combined coding and robotics to bring designs to life with fully functioning motion sensors, the new facilities will give us the opportunity to further build on pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. I am looking to bring a new sense of wonderment to children’s learning and broaden their global perspective from the very outset of their education: watch this space for a tranquil but exciting hub of education where children can learn through discovery and investigation, and contextualise and share their learning experiences beyond the four walls of their classroom, having their own room to collect eclectic objects or souvenirs from family holidays – much like their very own museum,” says the forward-thinking Head Teacher. Situated in the heart of West Hampstead, and placed between West Hampstead and Kilburn stations, the newest NBH school in an exciting part of the Capital. From independent cafés and restaurants, to the local farmer’s market, this pocket of north west London is a vibrant place for families to raise their children and the school very much wants to reflect its neighbouring community: just 15 minutes from central London, NBH Nursery and Pre-Prep West Hampstead will provide a stimulating yet homely environment, local yet globally influenced. Launch party The new school will be hosting a launch party this Spring and welcomes families to register their interest in order to receive an invite: children will be able to bring their grown-ups for bread-making and brunch during the day, while grown-ups have the option to attend in the evening for canapés, cocktails, mocktails and bowl-food. For more details, or to make an enquiry, call 020 7428 1520. To register your interest, email admissionsenquiries@ northbridgehouse.com
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KENRICK PLACE, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 A unique opportunity to acquire a freehold mews house in the heart of Marylebone Village. This cobbled mews runs between Paddington Street and Dorset Street. The mews is located on the east side of Kenrick Place being ideally located for numerous transport facilities. Baker Street underground station and A40/M40 are within a stone’s throw from the property. The open spaces of Paddington Gardens and Regents Park are also close by. This freehold house comprises ground floor bedroom with shower room and single garage. First floor reception room and open plan kitchen and the second floor bedroom and en suite bathroom facility. There is scope for improvement subject to the necessary permissions. Please see website for full details
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An immaculate four-bedroom house (230 sq m/2,500 sq ft) featuring secure off-street parking for three cars, a southfacing garden, and a large reception room. The house is positioned in the section of Marlborough Place between Abbey Road and Hamilton Terrace, and is within a short distance of the amenities of both St John’s Wood and Maida Vale.
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ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES Principal Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom, Three Further Bedrooms (One with EnSuite Bathroom), One Further Bathroom, Drawing Room, Fitted Kitchen Open Plan to Breakfast/Dining Area, Double Volume Sitting Room, Two Guest Cloakrooms, South-Facing Rear Garden, Fully Integrated Audio Visual System & CCTV Security, Gated Off-Street Parking for Three Cars. EPC=D.
ST JOHNS WOOD, NW8 A spacious light, bright and airy 2 double bedroom apartment (approx. 915 sq.ft. / 85 sq.m.) situated on the 4th floor of this superior portered block opposite the Underground station (Jubilee line) and easy walking distance of the High Street and Regents Park. Spacious Entrance Hall ■ Reception/Dining Room ■ Eat-In Kitchen ■ 2 Double Bedrooms Family Bathroom ■ Furnished/Unfurnished ■ EPC D
020 7722 7222
£595 per week Main Agent
105 ST. J OHN’S WOOD T ERRACE , L ONDON NW8 6PL email: stjohnswood@behrandbutc hoff.com
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