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Go with the flow Create an oasis of calm in the city: introduce a watery element to your outdoor space Fitzrovian favourites From fabulous food to awesome architecture: our guide to the Capital’s most boho ‘village’

Coming of age

Not long out of drama school, Lily Newmark's star seems unstoppable. She talks having to face childhood demons in her latest role

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

Lily wears: cropped printed wrap top, £480 (etro.com) and palm leaf trousers by Alice + Olivia, £300 (matchesfashion.com)

41 Lust list It’s all about the fringe benefits this month; swish your way into summer in serious style

43 Interview She may have shed tears over her latest role,


but there’s no reason to cry for Lily Newmark

46 Style & wellbeing It’s time for tennis with our selection of court-side chic, plus we discover the secrets of a healthy scalp

49 Food & drink Enjoy a blooming marvellous meal at the muchanticipated new restaurant from Petersham Nurseries

53 Travel A dramatic clifftop landscape provides the backdrop to a weekend escape in the Basque country

56 Interiors Inspiring ideas to help bring a sense of watery wonder to your outside space

62 Access all areas Fashionable Fitzrovia has long had a bohemian atmosphere: from gracious garden squares to buzzy bars, we reveal its appeal

72 Property News, views, titbits of property gossip and the best new homes on the market


Forces of nature

Liz Skone James, Editor

As summer progresses, thoughts turn to garden grooming. This year, we’ve fallen for the wonders of water: discover how it can be used to create a statement whatever the size of your outdoor space. Of course, city living means that even the tiniest terrace isn’t a given, luckily we have access to some wonderful open spaces, as cover star Lily Newmark will tell you. The rare occasions she’s not working, she spends as much time as possible in the park, enjoying the healing nature of being amongst the trees (something that was particularly important after her latest project). Perhaps next time she’d like to take a picnic: she’ll find inspiration in the recipe on our food pages. If you like your al fresco activities slightly more active, check out our edit of stylish tennis must-haves. Or you could just settle in to watch Wimbledon on television, which is where you’ll find me…

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West Heath Close, Hampstead, NW3 5




ÂŁ3,850,000 Sole Agent | Freehold | EPC E

Set at the top of this exclusive and discrete cul-de-sac and located on the west side of the road, a striking double fronted five bedroom detached house, offered for sale in very good decorative condition throughout and benefiting from off street parking for three/four cars and a bright southwest facing rear garden with sun-trap deck. The accommodation is arranged over three floors, with a particularly wide ground floor footplate comprising entrance lobby, dining room, drawing room, kitchen/breakfast room, study/playroom, large utility room and guest W.C. The first floor offers a large master bedroom suite at the rear of the house overlooking the garden, with a bedroom, dressing room and a large en-suite bathroom, two further bedrooms (one with an en-suite shower room) and a family bathroom. The second floor provides a guest bedroom with en-suite shower room and a further bedroom. All major bus routes towards both Golders Green and Finchley Road underground can be found at the bottom of Hermitage Lane providing easy access into the West End & City.



Briardale Gardens, Hampstead, NW3 6




ÂŁ2,495,000 Sole Agent | Freehold | EPC E

A well presented double fronted, semi-detached, six bedroom house (2,875 sq ft / 267 sq m), situated in this popular tree-lined turning of Hampstead. The house enjoys well-planned accommodation over three floors with the ground floor comprising a reception room, dining room, family room and kitchen/breakfast room, thus providing excellent space for entertaining. The two upper floors offer six bedrooms, five bathrooms (four en-suite) and a utility area, together with plenty of storage. This wonderful family home is enhanced by a 40' southwest facing rear garden and off street parking for one car. Briardale Gardens is conveniently situated within walking distance to Hampstead Heath, with popular local schools and the wide choice of transport facilities that provide direct access into the West End & City.

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Bright three bedroom apartment with a large private terrace and secure underground parking situated within this contemporary portered block. EPC Rating: C

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




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A contemporary and stylish eight bedroom detached family home set within an exclusive and sought after development in the heart of Hampstead, set back on a tree lined cul-de-sac just off Templewood Avenue. The house offers exceptionally bright and modern living set over four floors comprising of: Entrance Hall, Double Reception Room, Kitchen / Breakfast Room, Seven Bedrooms (Five with En-suite Bathrooms), Six bathrooms throughout, separate WC, Utility Room, Garage and additional parking on the driveway, private front and landscaped rear gardens. Over the first floor; a master bedroom with En-suite Bathroom, four further double bedrooms and a separate family bathroom. The second floor contains two further double bedrooms (one of which being en-suite). The house is set on a very prestigious road in NW3, Grange Gardens is highly private road 0.6 miles to Hampstead Village and Hampstead Heath. The Northern line is approximately 0.6 miles away. The house is set over 4142 Square Ft of living space.

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


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020 8458 7311

WINNINGTON ROAD, N2 £9,950,000 Occupying a deep plot in a fine residential turning, we are privileged to offer a wonderful detached double fronted 7/8 bedroom family house located close to Kenwood and Hampstead Heath. Spanning more than 8,000 sq ft (743 sq m) over four storeys this fine home has been extensively remodelled and re-designed utilising some of the most luxurious finishes available. The master bedroom offers ‘his’ and ‘hers’ dressing room with a two person Jacuzzi. The lower ground floor includes a Gymnasium, Cinema Room, Games Room and a Study. Internally the property is light, airy, spacious and benefits from extremely well proportioned rooms.






020 8458 7311

INGRAM AVENUE, NW11 PRICE ON APPLICATION Backing onto and enjoying views across Hampstead Golf Course, we are privileged to offer a finely positioned, character, three storey double fronted detached family home set back from the road behind a large carriage driveway. Having been under the same family ownership for 60 years, whilst boasting a plethora of original 30s and 50s features, this charming home now requires total modernisation and / or extensions subject to the usual consents. Ingram Avenue is situated between Winnington Road & Wildwood Road and therefore benefits from close proximity to the rolling green acres of Kenwood, Hampstead Heath and the Heath Extension.





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Grange Gardens, NW3 ÂŁ5,500,000

A modernised seven bedroom house located at the rear of this prestigious Ted Levy development. On the ground floor, there is a large kitchen/breakfast room with direct access to the rear patio. There are two reception rooms, five bathrooms, an integral double garage and off-street parking, energy rating d. Dexters Hampstead. 56 Heath Street, London NW3 1DL T: 020 7435 9822 E: hampsteadsales@dexters.co.uk




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Downshire Hill, NW3 ÂŁ4,250,000

Set behind a secluded front garden, a five bedroom Grade II Listed family home located on one of Hampstead’s most sought after roads. Arranged over four floors, there are five reception rooms, two bathrooms, a large rear garden and original period features throughout. Dexters Hampstead. 56 Heath Street, London NW3 1DL T: 020 7435 9822 E: hampsteadsales@dexters.co.uk




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A bright five bedroom terraced townhouse situated opposite St. John’s Wood Church Gardens. The house which requires updating offers a unique opportunity to create a family home. The property measuring 1,852 sq ft offers well planned accommodation arranged over three floors including five bedrooms, reception room with dining room and kitchen. Further benefits include an off street parking space. ENTRANCE HALL • GUEST CLOAKROOM • RECEPTION ROOM • KITCHEN • MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN-SUITE BATHROOM • 4 FURTHER BEDROOMS • 2 FURTHER BATHROOMS (1 EN-SUITE) CENTRAL HEATING • PARKING FOR 1 CAR • WITHIN EASY REACH OF TUBE STATION • EPC=D. FREEHOLD





DOWNSHIRE HILL, HAMPSTEAD NW3 A characterful four bedroomed apartment in this handsome red brick Victorian mansion block dating back to 1896 that has the distinction of being one of the first apartment blocks to be built in the area and is located in this enviable position along Downshire Hill close to the Heath and Rosslyn Hill. SPACIOUS RECEPTION ROOM • CHARMING KITCHEN/DINER • 4 BEDROOMS • BATHROOM SHOWER ROOM • GUEST CLOAKROOM AND ACCESS TO COMMUNAL GARDENS • EPC=D.

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David McGuinness Property Consultant david.mcguinness@sandfords.com

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



A spacious duplex apartment of 4,440 sqft (412.5 sqm) arranged over the raised ground and ground floors of one of the most prestigious terraces in Regent’s Park. The apartment provides exceptional family accommodation with an abundance of natural light and the added benefit of an adjoining mews. The accommodation comprises two spacious reception rooms, a dining room, TV room, a study, kitchen with breakfast room, additional entertaining space, three large bedroom suites and two further bedrooms with bathrooms. Further benefits include private parking and porters. Cambridge Gate reflects the elegance of the past. It enjoys the quiet seclusion and security that comes with overlooking central London’s largest park and yet the city of London is within 15 minutes drive and the West End is less than a mile away. Private and secure, enjoying views over 487 acres of royal parkland and gardens, this handsome terrace also benefits from resident’s parking. Externally, the restored embellishments and entablatures reflect the French Second Empire style in which Cambridge Gate was built in 1875.

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

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



An exceptionally well presented five bedroom family house, located on a quiet, tree lined road, moments from West Hampstead. The house has been painstakingly refurbished and extended by the present owners and offers flexible living space as well as far-reaching views from the first and second floors. The accommodation, comprising 2,500 sqft/232 sqm, is arranged over three floors and includes a double reception room, family kitchen/ dining room and a master bedroom suite, which occupies the whole of the second floor, with a large dressing room, en suite shower room and floor to ceiling windows. The property has been extended at the side and to the rear and provides modern, open plan living on the ground floor with direct access to a landscaped garden with decked spaces, lawn and mature plants. Situated very close to the amenities of Mill Lane and within easy reach of the shops, bars and restaurants of West End Lane, Sarre Road is also close to the extensive facilities and open space of Fortune Green. EPC Rating D.



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Heath Drive, Hampstead NW3 • Interiors by Sibyl Colfax & John Fowler and fitted kitchen by Woodstock • Surrounded by mature, landscaped gardens • To the front of the house is a gated carriage drive providing ample off street parking Heath Drive is located within walking distance of Hampstead Village, the many local schools and transport links into Central London.

Our Hampstead expert, Sarah James, looks forward to helping you. sarah.james@knightfrank.com 020 8022 3328

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Prince Albert Road, Primrose Hill NW1 • The house is set back behind electric gates • Benefits from high ceilings and wrap around garden • There is off street parking for several cars The outstanding shops and amenities of Primrose Hill are just 0.4 miles away. St John’s Wood Underground Station is 1.4 miles away.

Our St John’s Wood expert, Josh Marks, looks forward to helping you. josh.marks@knightfrank.com 020 7483 8347 07725 837985


Guide price £15,500,000 Freehold

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A splendid five bedroom detached Victorian house comprising 3,395 sq ft of accommodation and offering the most wonderful outside space by way of a very special mature & secluded south facing garden extending to over 125 ft. EPC rating G

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Essendine Mansions

Little Venice W9

Spanning over 1,900 sq ft is this wonderfully refurbished three bedroom duplex apartment in a red brick Victorian purpose built property. The accommodation comprises a large, open-plan kitchen and living room featuring solid marble surfaces, a large master bedroom with a lavish dressing area, and two further double bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms. EPC rating E

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Little Venice

020 7286 4632





A detached house providing 6,903 sq ft/641 sq m of accommodation, set behind a deep carriage driveway and featuring a beautiful south-facing rear garden leading onto a bird sanctuary and private wood. The house is situated at the lower end of the road within a few hundred yards of the 125 acres of the Heath Extension. Drawing room, dining room, family room, study, games room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, 2 guest cloakrooms, master suite comprising of bedroom, dressing room, bathroom & terrace, 6 further bedrooms, 1 further bathroom, 4 shower rooms, south-facing rear garden with access to private woods, large garage, carriage driveway providing off-street parking for several vehicles. EPC rating E. FREEHOLD






A beautifully presented semi-detached period house which, having undergone a complete programme of redevelopment, now offers a striking contemporary interior with a newly created lower ground floor. The house provides 2,724 sq ft/253.1 sq m of accommodation, has an impressive feature staircase running through the centre of the house, bright open plan ground floor reception spaces leading onto a rear patio and a large lower floor kitchen/entertaining area. 4/5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 shower room, 2 reception rooms, study/bedroom 5, kitchen/breakfast room, guest cloakroom, utility room, front garden, rear patio. EPC rating E. FREEHOLD




020 7722 3322 arlingtonresidential.com





An imposing, double fronted and detached family home on Stormont Road, Kenwood, NW6 with stunning southerly facing landscaped gardens, set behind a gated carriage driveway and situated on a prime residential road with the prestigious Kenwood area of Highgate. Close to Hampstead and Highgate Villages with their excellent transport links. Energy Efficiency Rating - F38

Highgate 020 8347 2600 ¡ Hampstead 020 7435 4404








A spectacular five bedroom family house on Netherhall Gardens, Hampstead, NW3 offering an exceptional combination of space and character with wonderful entertaining rooms featuring stunning fireplaces, exposed beams and vaulted ceilings. To the rear of the house is the secluded 78 ft west facing garden and at the front a garage and parking. Energy Efficiency Rating - E51

Hampstead 020 7435 4404







CLIFTON COURT, NORTHWICK TERRACE, NW8 £1,595,000 JOINT SOLE AGENT A beautifully presented four/five bedroom corner apartment enjoying a south westerly aspect measuring approximately 1,597 sq ft situated on the third floor of this popular ‘tudor style’ portered building with passenger lift. The flat benefits from use of communal gardens and off street parking which is available to rent by separate negotiation. Clifton Court is ideally located within 0.2 miles of the shops and cafes on Clifton Road. The closest underground station is Warwick Avenue (Bakerloo line). Five Bedrooms/ Four Bedrooms with Dining Room | Bathroom | Separate Shower | Guest WC | Reception Room | Kitchen | Off Street Parking Available To Rent By Separate Negotiation | Entrance Phone | Passenger Lift | Porterage | Communal Garden | EPC - D

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





BENTINCK CLOSE, PRINCE ALBERT ROAD, NW8 £2,395,000 SOLE AGENT A delightful three bedroom ground floor apartment with share of freehold situated within this highly sought after portered building enviably located on Prince Albert Road directly opposite Regents Park. The apartment which is approached by its own private entrance extends to approximately 1540sqft/143.07sqm and enjoys a pleasant outlook, from the front towards the park and over an attractive communal courtyard garden to the rear. Master Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom | Second Bedroom with En Suite Shower Room | Bedroom Three/Study | Guest WC | Reception Room | Dining Room | Kitchen/ Diner | Garage Parking Available To Rent | Porterage | EPC - D

ST JOHN’S WOOD | 020 7586 7001








Accommodation: Entrance hall, double reception, drawing room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and two dressing rooms, 3 further bedrooms, one with ensuite bathroom, bedroom 5/study, guest bathroom, 2 guest cloakrooms, utility room. Amenities: Large south facing private garden, double garage, basement storage.

£12,800,000 Freehold

Rosy Khalastchy rosy@beauchamp.com +44 (0)20 7722 9793








An exceptional and rarely available seven bedroom double fronted detached Victorian family home (557 sq m/4,666 sq ft) arranged over three floors only, offering a huge amount of family accommodation. The property is presented in good decorative order throughout, retaining many original features with high ceilings and wood flooring, and also benefits from off street parking for one car and an impressive 94ft landscaped rear garden.

ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES Principal bedroom with en-suite bathroom, dressing room and roof terrace overlooking the rear garden, 6 further bedrooms, drawing room, dining room, family room, kitchen/breakfast room, separate kitchenette, study/bedroom 6, games room/ bedroom 7, cloakroom, laundry room, utility/boot room and store, 1,334 sq ft of loft space (can be converted subject to planning), 94ft x 45ft landscaped rear garden, landscaped front garden, balcony, roof terrace, off street parking.



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An impressive well-proportioned semi-detached Victorian family home (279 sq m/3,031 sq ft) situated in the heart of Maida Vale with the added rare feature of off street parking for two cars plus a 70ft south west facing garden. The house is presented in good decorative order throughout retaining many original features such as high ceilings, cornicing and sash windows. The property could also benefit from further redevelopment subject to the necessary consents.

ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES Principal bedroom with en-suite bathroom, 4 further bedrooms (1 with en-suite bathroom), family bathroom, reception room, family room, drawing room, kitchen/ breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, off street parking for 2 cars, 70ft south west facing garden, garden room with tree house, large loft space that could be converted subject to planning.



Low built double fronted family home. St John’s Wood, NW3 A low built, double fronted family home discreetly set back from the road behind a walled fronted garden. The house benefits from a south facing garden as well as having off street parking for 2/3 cars and a single garage. This property is ideally located for the American School of London as well as the shops and Underground station for St John's Wood. Entrance Hall • 5 Bedrooms plus Separate Maid/Nanny Bedroom and Bathroom • 3 Further Bathrooms • Eat In Kitchen • Open Plan Lounge/Diner • TV Room Large Family Games Room • Guest W/C • Utility Room • South Facing Garden • Off Street Parking for 2/3 Cars • Single Garage


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

A low built mansion in Hampstead Hampstead, NW3 Set behind a deep carriage driveway and electric gates, the house has been newly built to an exemplary standard. The accommodation extends to approximately 12,400 sq ft. Galleried Entrance Hall and Drawing Room • Dining Room • Study • Family Room • Office • 2 Master Suites • 4 Further Principal Suites • 3 Further Staff Bedrooms • Separate Nanny’s Flat • Fully Fitted Kitchen • Separate Commercial Kitchen • Cinema Room • Wine Cellar • Leisure Complex including Swimming Pool, Gym and Steam Room • Automatic Lift Servicing all Floors • Integral Garage • Off-Street Parking for 10 Cars.


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What to see and do this month | words by Emily Adams


Sophie Ryder: Dog Show

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Until 31 July | Hignell Gallery Sophie Ryder may be known for her large bronze sculptures of mythical beasts, but for her latest exhibition, she’s found her subjects a little closer to home: her family’s dogs. From large scale charcoal and pastel drawings to steel cut outs and wire sculptures, Ryder has mastered more than a few tricks of the trade in this 24-piece series – a fitting exhibition for the Chinese Year of the Dog. And even better, the gallery is opening its doors to your furry friends so they can come along and sniff out the portraits themselves. Expect lots of barking. 12-14 Shepherd Street, W1J (020 7499 4528; hignellgallery.com)



Sounds and Sorcery

A Monster Calls

3 Jul-30 Sep | The Vaults Inspired by the iconic Disney film Fantasia, this event promises to be a treat for the eyes and ears. Pop on some headphones and listen to the 96-piece orchestra as you’re taken through The Vaults’ maze of tunnels in Waterloo. With 3D projections, elaborate set designs and unique installations, this experience brings the film to life. The organisers have promised an enchanting experience where you’ll “walk in a prehistoric wasteland” and even “dance with a funky hippo”. Intriguing or downright bizarre? Whichever, we think it’s worth a look.

7 Jul-25 Aug | The Old Vic Based on the novel by Patrick Ness, this book-turned-blockbuster-film is tackling the stage during the Old Vic’s 200th year. It follows 13-yearold Conor (Matthew Tennyson) as he struggles with his mum’s illness, his interfering grandmother and his bullying classmates. But one night, he’s woken by something at the window – a tree monster (played by Stuart Goodwin), and soon to be an unlikely ally to Conor. Threatened by losing someone he loves, he must tell his own story and face his deepest fears with the monster by his side. Suitable for ages 10+, you’ll want to add this to the school holiday to-do list. The Cut, SE1 (0844 871 7628; oldvictheatre.com)

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Get up close to a huge variety of creatures specially selected from the NHM’s collection, each with their own story to tell


Summer Streets

Regent Street | 1-22 Jul The West End lets its hair down at this annual street festival. Every Sunday throughout July the majestic sweep of Regent Street becomes a trafficfree playground, with local retailers, restaurants and bars showing pedestrians a good time. The fun is focused around four themes: wellness, arts and culture, family-

friendly and food and drink. Highlights include street workout classes; a colouring wall designed by artist Joe Tilson; and a grass breakout area for families with swings and craft tables. There will also be a host of street food stalls – not to mention a Champagne bar and Regent’s Street very own beehive. regentstreetonline.com


Park Nights

13 Jul–21 Sep Serpentine Galleries Following hot on the heels of the Frida Kahlo opening, London continues its love affair with Mexico at the Serpentine Galleries. Frida Escobedo’s Pavilion, which takes its cues from Mexican domestic architecture, is the setting for the 2018 Park Nights, a series of ‘live encounters’ between eight internationally renowned artists responding to the award-winning architect’s atmospheric design. Expect a mind-expanding mix of art, music, film performance and fashion, from Dorothy Iannone’s psychedelic erotica and Meriem Bennani’s cross-cultural immersive environments, to Yaeji’s Korean/English raps. Kensington Gardens, W2 (020 7402 6075; serpentinegalleries.org) 38


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Life in the Dark

13 Jul-6 Jan 2019 Natural History Museum This is the ultimate family-friendly exhibition, where you’re positively encouraged to touch the exhibits (and smell them too). It takes you on a sensory journey into worlds where animals survive and thrive without light, using their super-senses to find food, find a mate and avoid being eaten. Feel your way through a bat-filled cave, watch a deep-sea light show and be amazed by some very curious-looking creatures. Under-16s go free, so it’s the perfect summer holiday outing. Cromwell Road, SW7 (020 7942 5000; nhm.ac.uk)



Until 6 Oct Phoenix Theatre There are few actors in the West End deemed smooth enough to take on the lead role of Billy Flynn. But after a five-and-a-half year hiatus from London, the multiaward winning musical Chicago has made its return, now with Martin Kemp at the helm. Until 1 September, Kemp, of Spandau Ballet and Eastenders fame, will join the cast to tell the story of devious duo Roxie and Velma, locked up for murdering their partners. An estimated 31 million people around the world have seen the hit musical, so if you’re not one of them, we recommend you get involved and see what everyone’s talking about.

Summer in the Royal Parks This summer at The Royal Parks there are nature-inspired events for everyone. Get your friends together and join the scavenger hunt on 11 July: race against the clock in Hyde Park to find hidden treasures and win a prize. Or if you prefer to take things more slowly, you can join a walking tour: visit the Queen’s resident pelicans in St James’s Park, explore Hyde Park’s wild meadows or learn all about the secret life of bats. For yoga aficionados, the outdoor flow yoga sessions in Hyde Park are a must – they’re the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and refresh mind, body and soul. And the free discovery days at the LookOut Discovery Centre in Hyde Park give families a chance to connect with nature. There are sensory activities to try and nature trails to follow in the beautiful gardens, led by expert educators. Or drop off your little ones for a play day at the Nature Explorers club for eight- to 11-year-olds. To find out more, visit royalparks.org.uk/ events or email learn@royalparks.org.uk. The Royal Parks is the charity that cares for 5,000 acres of glorious Royal parkland and 500 years of history in the heart of our capital city. Every year 77 million visitors enjoy eight of London’s largest open spaces, including Hyde Park, The Green Park, Richmond Park, Greenwich Park, St James’s Park, Bushy Park, The Regent’s Park and Kensington Gardens. Registered charity no. 1172042.

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Moving on Lily Newmark on how her latest role allowed her to face up to old demons, and why she is never satisfied without work on the horizon Words Liz Skone James fabricmagazine.co.uk


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“I did a lot of crying,” Lily Newmark tells me, emphatically, when I ask about the making of her latest project, feature film debut Pin Cushion, an all-female fairy tale set against the backdrop of the workingclass suburbs. The film tells the story of eccentric single mother Lyn (played by Joanna Scanlan) and her awkward teenage daughter Iona (played by Lily), who move to a new town in the hope of making friends and starting afresh. It is, at heart, a tale of bullying and mental illness and being disconnected from reality. It is not a happy film, but it is uniquely watchable. Writer and director Deborah Haywood has described it as a very personal project, saying that: “The physical events aren’t autobiographical, but the emotions are.” Something Lily very much relates to, having herself been bullied as a child. “It was quite difficult to make, but it was also a very cathartic experience for both of us, because it meant that we could face demons that we hadn’t been able to in the past,” she explains. Adding: “although there were a lot of tears, they weren’t traumatic tears. It was a very strong, female environment and it felt safe to cry.” Having premiered at the Venice International Film Festival, the film received unanimously positive reviews from the critics. It is up for general release this month and Lily is intrigued to see how the public will react. “It is a film about mental health, and even though people seem to be very encouraging about mental health issues these days – coming forward with their own stories, or being very positive and encouraging towards people who have – it seems that it is still a very touchy subject for some.” Of course, negative feedback is always harder to swallow when the subject matter is so personal, “but that is just the risk you take when you make art,” she reasons. “People will take what they want from it, and project their own experiences 44


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“Even though there is a long way to go when it comes to politics, London feels like a pretty safe place to be a liberal woman”


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onto it, and it won’t always be positive for everybody,” she tells me, with a shrug. Iona is an especially interesting choice of role for Lily, given that she was originally attracted to acting because of a desire to make people laugh. “At school I was a bit of a class clown,” she admits. “I wasn’t always the best student, in the sense that I was constantly getting into trouble for making a clown out of myself, but I made people laugh and that was important for me. And now I definitely think that physical comedy is my forte really. It is where I am happiest.” She says that she briefly toyed with the idea of studying theology or philosophy, but knew deep down that it wouldn’t have made her happy. Having been involved with making costumes for the National Youth Theatre as a teenager, acting felt like the obvious next step. She spent two years with the Albany Theatre Company in Deptford and later joined the National Youth Theatre as an actor, before going on to study Acting and Contemporary Theatre at East 15 Acting school, graduating in 2016. Lily made her television debut even before she graduated, with a recurring role in NBC’s Emerald City. Nevertheless, she is glad that she took the course. “It was definitely worth it,” she nods enthusiastically. “I recommend taking classes, even if you have an amazing instinct. You are never too young or old to learn.” It does seem to have been time well spent – less than two years out of drama school Lily has been cited by BBC Entertainment as ‘one of the UK’s most promising young actresses’ and she was nominated as Most Promising Newcomer at the 2017 British Independent Film Awards for her role in

Pin Cushion. “I have achieved a lot and I do feel proud of myself,” she smiles. “I only graduated two years ago and I have done 11 or 12 projects so far. I have worked very hard, but a lot of it is about being in the right place at the right time.” Up next is comedy Juliet, Naked, in which Lily plays a supporting role: another hugely positive experience for her. “It was produced by Judd Apatow and directed by Jesse Peretz, and I was acting with Chris O’Dowd who is one of my favourite comic actors. And Rose Byrne, who is hilarious as well. And Ethan Hawke was in it…” she enthuses. “It was my first comedy – I’ve done a couple since – and we had such fun making it. I’m sure that is going to come across to viewers and that it will be a hit.” Whether or not she is right remains to be seen – it is due for release in the States next month, and later in the year over here – in fact she hasn’t actually seen it yet. That is, though, quite normal, she assures me. “You generally don’t see much of what you have worked on. I’ve done a lot of projects over the past year and a half and I haven’t seen any of them. It’s a bit of a waiting game really.” How does she deal with that? “You’ve just got to forget about it and move on to the next project.” The long, long list of things Lily is currently trying not to think about includes the upcoming BBC adaptation of Les Misérables, in which she has a supporting role; and Rudolph Herzog film How to Sell a War, in which she stars opposite Katherine Parkinson. “My agents are constantly telling me to chill out and just be happy, because I am doing well. But I want to be working non-stop really. I like having things lined up,” she laughs.

Right now she is taking a break at home in London before heading off to complete filming on a project for Netflix, although she is unable to tell me anything more about it. She’s spending time with her family and her sausage dog Wilfred. “He’s my soulmate,” she grins. “He bounds about the place, inspiring me to get up and enjoy life and be grateful and happy. When I am not filming we go to the park every day. I watch the birds and sit amongst the trees and take deep breaths. It is very healing. We are lucky in London to have so many lovely green spaces where you can do that.” Having been born here, Lily is evidently a big fan of London. And she feels very lucky to have grown up in the Capital. “It is never boring; there is no way it ever could be. It is just filled with so many different people and cultures, and things to see and do. Even just walking around without an agenda is very exciting.” Perhaps surprisingly, she feels very safe here. “Even though there is a long way to go when it comes to politics, it is a pretty easy going place, and in contrast with a lot of places in the world, it feels like a pretty safe place to be a liberal woman,” she tells me. The doorbell rings, and Wilfred, who has been dozing on Lily’s lap, leaps up and starts manically barking – not just a soulmate, but a bodyguard too, then. Our peace disturbed, it feels like the right time to bid farewell to Lily, for whom a date with one of London’s finest green spaces is evidently on the cards. Pin Cushion will be released in select cinemas across the UK from 13 July fabricmagazine.co.uk


Style& wellbeing

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Daniel Galvin Hair and Scalp Clinic They say that hair is a woman’s ultimate beauty asset, but for as long as I can remember, I’ve suffered from hair loss, which somewhat diminishes my crowning glory. It’s something I’ve learnt to live with, but I can’t help but feel intrigued when I hear about the Daniel Galvin Hair and Scalp Clinic at their flagship salon in George Street. Iconic stylist David Felstead, who has spent the last ten years specialising in hair and scalp conditions, heads it up, offering a tailor-made approach to identifying and resolving problems. If anybody can help me, he can. And the moment I arrive, I’m glad I made the appointment: from the welcoming team to the stylish surrounds, it has to be one of the nicest salons I’ve ever stepped foot in. I can’t help 46


peeking around to see if I can spot any famous faces (in fact, I can barely take my eyes off the doors the whole time I’m there, convinced that somebody notable will walk in – it’s just that sort of place). David begins with an in-depth consultation, chatting to me about my hair and how I look after it and style it. Then comes the techy bit: he uses a trichoscope – a cutting edge digital microscope – to study the scalp, hair shaft and the hair itself in the very finest detail. The bad news is that there’s not much to be done for my sort of hair loss, which

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is most likely genetic (although it is reassuring to know that there is nothing more sinister to blame). There are, however, things I can do to slow it down, including not washing it as often – hello dry shampoo, my new friend – and ways to style my hair that will improve its appearance while protecting it from damage. David also recommends supplements which will improve the general health of my hair and scalp. He then sets to work cutting and styling my hair in a way which will be easy for me to care for at home, while giving the impression of greater body. And for the first time in my life, I walk home with the bouncy, ‘just walked out of a salon’ hair do I’ve always dreamed of. I will be back. SJ 58-60 George Street, W1U (020 7486 9661; danielgalvin.com/ hair-and-scalp-clinic)


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Fashion with thought Nothing says summertime like boho styling, but the suppliers of gorgeous hand-embroidered and beaded pieces aren’t always the most scrupulous. That’s definitely not the case with luxury fashion brand Dandy & Brooks, which has just launched in the UK. Established by Sally and Paul Holbrook, the leisurewear collection includes hand-stitched vests, beaded jackets, and intricately embroidered kaftans and dresses, every piece embroidered with the initials of the artisan who meticulously created it. The couple were driven by a deep respect for authentic craftsmanship

Seeing the light

and a commitment to ethical trade. “We work with many collectives and organisations that support the local communities. For example, we’re currently working with a government organised women’s help group in India where women are trained in highly complex skills such as chikan embroidery – it’s absolutely exquisite! We can know that every cent paid for the production of our pieces will go directly to the artisans. It is so important to us to contribute to these local communities and do our part in keeping these inimitable skills alive,” explains Sally. (dandybrooks.com)

The makers of Golden Hour sunglasses claim that once you’ve seen the world through their polarised lenses, nothing else will do. London-based founder Matthew Hodge spent years crewing luxury yachts, and came to realise that there was a clear divide between those styles focused on fashion and those with protective lenses aimed at the sports market. As a trained architect, he is driven by both innovation and design, so

Yes it’s the season more usually associated with sandals and flip flops, but we’ve fallen for these gorgeous golden boots (the irony being that with these on our feet we’re guaranteed to be more sure footed than ever). Perfect for festivals, camping and just dodging the showers in the unpredictable British summertime (hey, it’s Wimbledon month, it’s almost guaranteed to rain), they’re not just practical but totally glam to boot. Handmade with the finest leather, they’re available now from the brand new R.M Williams store on New Bond Street. Hotfoot it down there before they sell out… Adelaide boots, £350. R.M Williams, 102 New Bond Street, W1S (020 7629 6222; intl.rmwilliams.com)

it goes without saying that his fashionable frames are combined with cutting edge lens technology to ensure optimum eye health. And Golden Hour’s commitment to sight is so instrumental that with each pair of sunglasses purchased, 10 per cent is donated to help charity partner, Mercy Ships, transform lives by restoring people’s vision in developing countries. For more information, see goldenhourvision.com fabricmagazine.co.uk



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Food&Drink H OT TA B L E

The Petersham, Covent Garden “It’s meant to be amazing!” It’s the third time I’ve heard those words and now I’m not sure The Petersham will ever live up to the image I’ve built up in my head. With their first restaurant already something of a landmark in Richmond thanks to its floral finishes and elegant design, the family-run Petersham Nurseries is planting two further restaurants in a more accessible location. Hidden in plain sight, among the buzz of the diners and theatre-goers, you’ll find the aptly named Floral Court. With a delicatessen, home interiors shop, bar and restaurant surrounding a small courtyard, Petersham Nurseries has set up shop in a big way. Despite being moments away from the sparkling West End, it feels like a well-kept secret. Soft jazz music plays in the background while diners chat happily, smug in the knowledge that they’ve found the secret too. With a glass of rose petal Prosecco in my hand, I settle in for the evening. Behind me is a large floral display and the heady scent of fresh flowers lingers in the air – it certainly lives up to its name as a nursery. The rustic furniture, along with the weathered, vintage mirrors and opulent chandeliers are also reminiscent of a Parisian café. It’s elegant but in an outdoorsy rough-around-the-edges way – we are, after all, sat on what looks like fancy garden furniture. Likewise, the food is beautifully presented without being too fussy. From the pea and mint risotto that has me wondering whether I should ask the chef for the recipe, to the melt-in-themouth fillet of John Dory, each dish is light but still generous in size. And let’s not forget the almond and apricot tart that I’m not sure I’ll ever be done talking about. But it doesn’t stop there, because it wouldn’t be Petersham Nurseries if there wasn’t a flower or two to finish each dish off – a fitting nod to the setting and its ever-popular sister restaurant. It seems Petersham Nurseries is not the only one making the move to the West End. Between now and September, 20 new restaurants will be opening in the area, turning Covent Garden into the place to eat. But take it from me, this is the rose in the floral crown of King Street and it’s already in full bloom. EA Floral Court, WC2E (020 7305 7676; petershamnurseries.com)

Seasonal produce, quality ingredients and Italian flavours go into every dish

All dishes feature distinctively fitting floral flourishes

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Be a part of Barrafina If you like Spanish tapas bar Barrafina, we think you’ll love this exciting proposition. Parent company, Harts Group Ltd (who also own Quo Vadis and El Pastor) are planning their fourth Barrafina site, their biggest to date, which is due to open in Kings Cross’ muchanticipated Coal Drops Yard development in October this

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Mix this: Benjamin & Blum How do you rate your cocktail mixing skills? Our Pimm’s is top notch, and we make a pretty mean punch, but if we’re being totally honest, anything more complicated is a little beyond us. The idea of serving really good cocktails at home always appeals though, especially when there’s al fresco entertaining in the air. While a mixology qualification isn’t on the cards, delicious drinks are, with a new line of bottled classic cocktails from Benjamin & Blum, purveyors of luxury cold-brewed teas. Three gin-based drinks form the first line-up, all available from Harvey Nicks. Formulated from centuriesold recipes, using the finest ingredients from around Europe, each cocktail contains a subtle tea infusion inspired by the brand’s collection of cold-brewed teas. The perfect summer serve, the Orange Bloom is our favourite. A warming citrussy take on the classic Martini, it is a blend of London gin, Italian red vermouth and French triple sec, with a subtle taste of Darjeeling tea. All three cocktails are priced at £15 per bottle (harveynichols.com; cocktails. benjaminandblum.com)


Harneet Baweja

Founder of Gunpowder, Madame D and Gul & Sepoy

When I was a child I wanted to be… Prime Minister! The first thing I cooked was… mutton saag paneer with my grandmother. Whenever I cook it now, it reminds me of home. My kitchen heroes are… Nirmal Save, the executive chef of Gul & Sepoy, Madame D and Gunpowder. His flavours are always out of this world. On a recent trip to Paris I ate at Clamato, it was one of the best meals I’ve ever tasted, so credit should



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go to Bertrand Grébaut. Ed Williams from Le Grand Bain is also doing a fantastic job across the Channel. My fail-safe dinner party menu is… lamb biryani with cucumber and onion raita, which is always a winner.

Good news for fans of Antipodean coffee roaster Caravan, the brand is opening its first West End restaurant this month. Bringing Caravan’s signature all day dining and craft coffee to Fitzrovia, the new site will be located in the old BBC Radio recording headquarters. In a nod to the building’s history, the basement will house a ‘record room’ offering private parties the option to hire the space, with a dedicated bartender and a sideboard of treats. Upstairs, a large bar weaves throughout three defined dining rooms, making it the perfect destination for both post-work drinks and dining all day. The new restaurant will also see the launch of Caravan-To-Go, an exciting expansion of the existing take-out offering, with sustainability as its focus. Think delicious treats from Caravan’s own sourdough bakery and ‘croissanterie’, like the wickedly indulgent twice baked golden milk crème brûlée croissant; healthy, grain and plant-led salad bowls; and house-made healthy soft drinks, including coffee kombucha. Great Portland Street, W1W (caravanrestaurants.co.uk)

eggs when I need cheering up as they’re my ultimate comfort food. My favourite London restaurant is… since I probably can’t say my own (ha!), Silk Road in Camberwell. I love the simple, no-fuss Northern Chinese food.

My last meal on earth would be… my mum’s yellow lentils and aubergine with My ultimate London day homemade flatbread. consists of… being outdoors as much as possible When I feel down I cook… (weather permitting in an egg roll with Indian London, of course!). I’d go flatbread. I always turn to for a swim in the pond on

Hampstead Heath and then go and sit in the park with my wife, Devina and my newborn son. We’d enjoy a bottle of bubbly and each other’s company. Harneet is the founder of critics’ favourites Gunpowder, Madame D and Gul & Sepoy, and he will launch Custard Bakery and a second Gunpowder site this summer (gunpowderlondon. com). His new cookbook, Gunpowder, is out now (£25; octopusbooks.co.uk)


Honey & Co.’s goat’s cheese baked in walnut crust


In search of the perfect summer crowd-pleaser? We think you’ll find it in Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich’s beautiful new book, At Home: Middle Eastern recipes from our kitchen, published this month (£26; pavilionbooks.com). It’s the third book from the pair, who are behind diner Honey & Co., deli Honey & Spice and grill house Honey & Smoke, all in Fitzrovia. The mouth-watering recipes are quick and simple to make, using wholesome, fresh and seasonal ingredients. Here’s one of our favourites. Sarit and Itamar say: “The nutty, crumbly pastry and the oozy, melting cheese inside make for a timeless combo. You can make the relish here, it’s easy enough, or use any fruity chutney you like. Change the fruit with the seasons – grapes work well, as do poached pears or quince, but figs, of course, are always the best.” INGREDIENTS Serves: 6–8 as a starter or cheese course 2 small goat’s cheese rounds (about 100g each) For the pastry casing 70g walnuts 70g butter

1 tbsp light brown sugar 1⁄2 tsp sea salt 140g spelt flour 1 egg white 1 egg yolk, for egg-washing For the fig relish 50ml water 6–8 ripe figs, diced

(about 400g) 80g light brown sugar or golden caster sugar 2 bay leaves a pinch of chilli flakes 1 star anise 4 tbsp red wine vinegar

To serve (optional) 1 bag rocket, washed in iced water 6–8 fresh figs, quartered 60g roasted walnut halves a drizzle of olive oil a sprinkling of sea salt


To make the pastry, place the walnuts in a small food processor and blitz to a rough crumb consistency. Add the butter, sugar, salt and flour and blitz until the mixture starts resembling bread crumbs again, then add the egg white and blitz once more until you have a ball of pastry. 1

2 Remove from the food processor and divide into two balls. Flatten them onto the work surface with the palm of your hand to create two rounds, each about 10cm in diameter, more or less. Place one goat’s cheese in the centre of each round and, using your hands, lift the pastry up the sides to wrap it. Don’t worry if the pastry cracks a little; it is very pliable and you can patch as needed. 3 Lift each one up, and press and smooth the pastry around the cheese to create a solid casing.

Pinch off any excess pastry and use the trimmings to create a pattern for the top, if you like (you can create a little leaf by hand or cut out a specific shape). Pat the pastry down all around so you have a clean, sealed finish. 4 Top each parcel with the decoration made from the trimmings and a walnut half (if you wish), then place on a small tray, lined with baking paper, in the fridge to rest for at least 30 minutes before baking. You can leave these in the fridge for a couple of days to bake fresh when your guests arrive. 5 To make the relish, place all the ingredients in a small saucepan with 50ml of water and set on a high heat. Bring to the boil and stir well. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, then reduce the heat to low and cook for a further 8–10 minutes until thick. Remove from the heat.

6 When you are ready to bake, heat your oven to 200°C/180°C fan/ 400°F/gas mark 6. Add a splash of water and a pinch of salt to the egg yolk you set aside earlier, and mix well to create a thin glaze. Carefully brush this all over the cold pastry (apart from the base), which will give the end result a nice shine. Place in the centre of the oven for about 15–17 minutes to bake to a lovely, light golden colour. 7 Remove the pastry parcels from the oven and place on a serving platter. Add the fresh rocket, cut figs and roasted walnut halves to your platter and drizzle with olive oil and salt. Serve with the relish on the side. This is best eaten while the cheese is still hot and oozy, but we have been known to eat a cold half at midnight, and it still tastes delicious.

Ice, ice baby As the weather heats up, our thoughts are turning to ice cream, and no ordinary Magnum will do. This summer we’ve gone a little bit dippy for Pierre Marcolini’s new Summer Breeze collection. The do it yourself ice cream counter at the Marylebone boutique offers customers the chance to pick their favourite lolly flavour, and then have it dipped in one of six signature chocolate dips. We think the new luscious coconut ice cream goes particularly well with the dark chocolate and chocolate nibs (call it a posh Bounty, if you will), but caramel with milk chocolate roasted hazelnut and fleur de sel comes a close second. And if soft scoop is more your thing, the Frissons selection of tubs will be hard to resist. How does rose petal ice cream with raspberry coulis, Garrigues honey and roasted pistachios sound? Definitely gives the humble 99 a run for its money. £5 per lolly or 115ml tub. 37 Marylebone High Street, W1U (020 7486 7196; eu.marcolini.com)





HAVE YOU MADE YOUR WILL? Death can be a difficult topic to broach. However, we need to be realistic, says Jan Atkinson, the Head of Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Department at Osbornes. If we die without making a will, we are leaving our loved ones a whole lot of hassle, in addition to coping with their loss.

What is a will? Your will is an official, legal document in which you outline what happens to your affairs and your assets after your death. If you die without making a valid will, the rules of intestacy will decide how your assets are distributed. Only close relatives and married or civil partners inherit under these rules, which means that you may not have your final wishes met. If you have no surviving relatives, your estate will be passed to the Crown under the auspices of the Treasury Solicitor. Who should make a will? Everyone over the age of 18! Depending on your circumstances, your will: outlines precisely who gets what from your money and possessions determines arrangements for the care of any dependents, such as children and pets may reduce the amount of inheritance tax payable by any beneficiaries records your funeral wishes.

How can I make a will? First of all, list your assets and their value. Do the same with any debts. Assets include property, possessions and money, including savings,

investments and bonds. Debts include loans and mortgages. Note provisions you have made for any children under the age of 18 years, including naming their legal guardians and delineating any financial support. You then need to decide who should benefit under your will. You can include your favourite causes and charities. It is also a good time to stipulate your wishes for your funeral and whether you wish to be buried or cremated. Name the person who will be appointed executor of your will – this can be a friend, family member or solicitor. Now put it all down on paper. It is usually best to get advice from a solicitor in any other than the most straightforward cases. Get your will witnessed and signed. A will is only valid if it is signed by you and two other people who witness your signature. Be careful: a witness or their partners cannot benefit from your will. If there is any question over your mental capacity, such as in the case of dementia, you may require a medical certificate to confirm that you understand what you have signed. Finally, store your will in a safe place – with a solicitor or a secure place at home. It may also be stored with the Probate Service. Above all, make sure you tell at least one of your loved

ones where it is held and make sure that your executor also knows where to find it. Can I change my will? There may come a time when you wish to alter your will – usually when you have had a change of circumstances. You can either draw up a new will, or for minor changes, add a codicil to your existing will. Making a will is one of the most important things that you do in your life. It is not difficult. Every year in the UK, thousands of people die intestate. Make sure you are not one of them.

Osbornes is accredited under the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS). This kitemark highlights Osbornes’ expertise to deliver wills and Inheritance advice. For more information about making a will, contact Jan Atkinson on 020 7485 8811, jan.atkinson@osborneslaw.com Osborneslaw.com

TRAVEL NEWS Rooms at Palazzo Victoria are spacious and flooded with natural light

Travel news Music to our ears Through July and August, the Italian city of Verona is alive with the sound of arias, as it plays host to the world’s oldest open-air opera festival. Since it began in 1913, the festival has been held in the inspiring Arena di Verona – a Roman amphitheatre built in the first century AD. This summer’s line-up includes Verdi’s Aida, Bizet’s Carmen and Puccini’s Turandot. If you’re planning a trip, we think there’s no better place to stay than Palazzo Victoria, located inside Verona’s western Roman gate, just

steps from the amphitheatre. Combining Roman ruins, Ionic pillars and medieval frescoes, this 14th-century palace has had a seriously chic makeover, and makes for a memorable city break. During the festival the hotel has partnered with Citalia, the leading Italian specialist, to offer an exclusive opera season package including travel, accommodation and opera tickets, plus a speedy ‘pre-opera dinner’ served in the hotel’s Borsari 36 fine-dining

restaurant. Specially created to be enjoyed in under an hour, the two- and three-course gourmet menus feature creative twists on Italian classics. Bellissima. The three-night Verona Opera break, staying at the five star Palazzo Victoria, costs from £1,147 per person. The package includes tickets to an opera performance and pre-opera dinner, private transfers and return flights from London Gatwick with British Airways (01293 831 970; citalia.com; palazzovictoria.com)

Turkish Delight The Bodrum EDITION’s concierge team, Selda Kaya and Gökhan Güldük, on their top hot spots With its flower-filled cafés and white-plastered backstreets, an elegance pervades our beautiful Aegean town. Little wonder writers, intellectuals and artists have long been drawn here. One of the most famous sights is Bodrum Castle, built by the Knights Hospitaller in the early 15th century; there are splendid views from the battlements. Also worth a look are the ancient theatre ruins, which play host to concerts and other events. Nearby, at Yalıkavak Marina, you’ll find an open-air shopping mall – home to over 100 designer brands, plus gourmet eateries and bars. Here a mix of open spaces and narrow lanes create the perfect blend of new-world luxury and old-world charm. For eating out, don’t miss Melengeç in Gümüşlük, an authentic Turkish restaurant serving exquisite mezes and fresh seafood – with views to die for. But of course, the two signature restaurants at The Bodrum EDITION – Kitchen and BRAVA – both headed up by Peruvian chef Diego Muñoz (formerly of El Bulli) are the best in town! The Bodrum EDITION opened last month (+90 252 311 3131; editionhotels.com)

Rackets at the ready Feeling inspired by Wimbledon to head to the courts? This November, Caribtours is partnering with luxury resort Curtain Bluff and former tennis champ Annabel Croft to launch The Perfect Match, a week of tennis, wellbeing and relaxation in Antigua. Guests will spend the week on the resort’s championship courts, where they will hone

their skills with the former British number one. And of course, there’ll be opportunity for relaxing with daily yoga and Pilates, lounging on the all-inclusive resort’s stunning beaches and taking advantage of the water sports, swimming pool, squash court, putting green, fitness centre, spa and Jacuzzi. Plus the opportunity to get involved in an exciting

Q&A with Annabel, a welcome reception, Champions Doubles Tournament and presentation cocktail party. It’s a winner. From £3,699 per person, based on two sharing a Deluxe Room for 7 nights on an all-inclusive basis, British Airways World Traveller flights, private transfers and lounge access on departure from London Gatwick Airport (020 3553 7543; caribtours.co.uk; curtainbluff.com)




Basque-ing in Glory Boasting over 200km of luscious green coastline, peppered with ancient fishing ports chock full of beautiful French and Spanish influenced architecture, if you’re keen to escape the tourist traps, the Basque Country should definitely be on your bucket list WOR DS P E N NY CL E M E NTS

My home for the weekend, the family-run La Réserve, was founded by Sylvian Floirat back in 1967. Perfectly located to offer easy access not only to sea and beaches, but also forests and mountains, it purports to be a rural traveller’s dream. And first impressions are good. Standing atop the cliffs on the outskirts of the SaintJean-de-Luz, the hotel feels almost suspended between sky and ocean. It sounds clichéd, but the scale of natural beauty on this stretch of coastline, not to mention the panoramic views from the hotel, are truly breath-taking. I’m staying in the La Résidence, a newly refurbished collection of studios and apartments set slightly back from the main complex. Each comes with its own kitchen and a private terrace or balcony overlooking the hotel’s brand-new infinity pool (and, of course, that ocean panorama). All of the rooms are bathed in natural sunlight and comfortably decorated – deeply inviting armchairs, patterned textiles, richly-textured cushions and large throws. It is, of course, nothing like home, and yet I feel so at home here. Curled up on my terrace, the air is warm and I can hear nothing but the salty wind rustling through the large palms and the mighty waves crashing on the cliffs below. I stick around to enjoy the last of the day’s sunshine, and as




the distant lights of Biarritz begin to twinkle against the inky blue night sky, I decide to turn in. A long day of travel, a blast of sea air and the comfiest of beds set me up for a sleep deeper than I’ve enjoyed in months. Invigorated, after breakfast the next morning I take a walk down into Saint-Jean-de-Luz, where I discover that the rewards are well worth the ten-minute stroll down the coastal path from La Réserve. Sardines and sea hake are the local delicacy, baked with a splash of olive oil and razor-thin slices of garlic, and the mouthwatering aroma permeates the town. I spend the day happily wandering the quaint streets, admiring the Basque architecture and exploring the markets. I stop at a small beachside café where I watch the surfers while enjoying a quick café crème. The Atlantic is rarely calm here, and the waters are cooler and cleaner than the neighbouring Mediterranean Sea, making it the ideal place for those looking to catch a wave. Revived, I head to Maison Adam in search of some authentic French delicacies. Nestled in the heart of the town, this familyrun patisserie claims that its macarons are cooked using a secret recipe that has been passed down the generations since 1660, and have even been served to French royalty (Louis XIV). A fresh batch is made by hand every day, using the original recipe of almonds, sugar and egg whites. Their pride is justified: sweet, moist and chewy, these are the best macarons I have ever tasted. Around the corner I stumble upon Sandales Bayona, where – in the manner of an old fashioned sweet shop – hundreds of pairs of espadrilles in every style and colour are stacked invitingly behind the counter. At less than 20 Euros a pair, I can’t resist making another few purchases before calling it a day. Back at the hotel I take a refreshing dip in the new infinity pool, before drinking in the view (and a cold glass of bubbles) as the sun starts to set on the horizon. Dinner is at the hotel’s Ilura, where the menu focuses on

Basque specialities cooked using local produce from land and sea. I’m in for an extra special treat tonight, though, with Dîner à 4 Mains, a tasting menu created by head chef Fabrice Idiart and award winning pastry chef Thierry Bamas (dubbed World Champion of frozen desserts). All seven courses of sweet and savoury are truly spectacular. I’ve a serious calorie surfeit to burn off the next day, and decide to try my hand at Bungy Pump – an activity put on by the hotel. Hailing from Sweden (and similar to Nordic walking), it involves walking with weighted poles to burn calories, while toning and strengthening muscles. Our instructor for the morning is the super-fit Fabien, a former striker for French Ligue 1 football team Toulouse FC. He sets up my poles to the correct height and level of resistance (options are 4, 6, 8 or 10 kilos) and we set off for the countryside. I’m sceptical to start, but after five minutes hiking I’m completely converted. This really does do what it claims and I can feel my whole body working. Traversing the rugged Basque coastline, sucking in lungfuls of pure, fresh air, this couldn’t be more different from my usual gym routine at home in a small sweaty studio, and I feel great! If I wasn’t convinced before, I am now – I’ve been totally sold on the charming Basque way of life, and I will definitely be making a return trip very soon.


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Seen for the first time outside of Japan at this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week, HARU Stuck-On Design is an innovative and endlessly creative way to add geometric pattern and contemporary colour pops to furniture, ceilings, floors and walls. With design roots in durable electrical insulation tape, and made with super high-tech materials, it’s little wonder these stick-on, peel-off adhesive rolls have already won a prestigious Red Dot Design Award. Washi Tape enthusiasts take note: this is infinitely bigger and better.

Wall-hung statement rugs are trending on Pinterest. A tactile, three-dimensional alternative to hanging artworks, these boundary-blurring pieces offer an instantly calming boho feel that’s perfect for summer. For Daniel Prendergast, design director of The Rug Seller, now’s the time to get some flatweave on your walls: “We’re used to the idea of selecting paintings or prints for their originality, aesthetic appeal and craftsmanship… Rugs are becoming less of a finishing touch and more of a talking point within a room.” Tipi rug by Brink and Campman,

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Summer shade Sun, sea and chandeliers… while indoor lighting isn’t our main focus this sunny July, the enchanting Ceraunavolta swinging lamp in Tiffany Blue is equally dazzling when left unlit. Designed by Matteo Ugolini and Edmondo Testaguzza for dynamic Italian brand Karman, its bouquet of turquoise blown glass shades emanates summer holiday romance. £2,663 (karmanitalia.it/en) 56


Patio icons This summer Aram Store is going all out for the outdoors with cutting edge and contemporary furniture designed to turn your patio into the chicest of living spaces. Standout pieces include the Sign Matt chair by Piergiorgio Cazzaniga for MDF Italia, an update on the iconic (indoor) original, and the Parc rocking chair by Danish brand Cane-line with its curvy, ergonomic slatted teak seat, made for ultimate lounging. Sign Matt dining chair, £409 each; Parc rocking chair, £735 (aram.co.uk)

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Make a splash Introducing a watery element to your outside space offers a sense of tranquillity and instant calm, bringing you that little bit closer to nature – even if you’re in the city’s most densely populated postcode. Proving you don’t need acres of rolling lawn to get creative with H2O, we take a peek into some of the Capital’s most imaginative gardens with water features, focusing less on square footage and more on architectural prowess WO RDS A LI H OWARD

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Main image: a central water feature provides a feeling of flow to this garden Above: the use of water brings a sense of light to this courtyard space



1. HOUSE IN THE TREES An oasis of calm in the centre of London, this L-shaped new-build property features a series of garden spaces with shrewd, lofty planting designed to obscure neighbouring buildings. Merging the romance of secret gardens with stark, contemporary sass, nothing is over-manicured or obviously landscaped, permitting the great design to shine through. A serene reflective pond with audible bubbling runs through the garden’s various levels in a sequence of cascades, drawing the eye (and inquisitive feet) from the more formal patio space towards the inviting greenery beyond. The dynamic use of water here provides a satisfying ‘flow’ in more ways than one. Design by Darryl Osada (osadadesign.com), landscaping by O’Keefe Landscapes (okeefelandscapes.co.uk)

2. NOTTING HILL COURTYARD The owners of this commodious new-build home, which was erected within the shell of a Victorian industrial building, wanted a striking centrepiece that felt more like a relaxing garden than a conventional courtyard. Flanked by concrete and glass, it’s only with the inspired use of water that the space really comes to life: bespoke metal planters seem to emerge gracefully from shallow, pebbled pools while the use of stepping stones gives the effect of a floating patio, bringing ancient Zen-like quietude to a hard-edged contemporary setting. And it’s no happy accident that the water reflects the sky, bringing light into the courtyard. Peter Reader Landscapes (readerlandscapes.com) and Kenham Building Ltd (kenhambuilding.com) 3. KNIGHTSBRIDGE ROOF TERRACE Incorporating a fountain into a city roof garden might seem a tall order but the designers of this sky-scraping patch have achieved just that – and won a gold New Homes garden award for Best Roof Terrace in doing so. The space is divided into three key areas, unique in their design but sharing the same vernacular when it comes to materials. The boxy form of the water feature echoes the surrounding industrial planters with its bespoke steel tank, limestone cladding, and galvanised steel water chute – in itself a lesson in ‘less is more’, providing just enough running water to create a relaxing ambience. Aralia (aralia.org.uk)


4. © Ben Roberts, Blooming Photography Main image: an integrated hot tub is the star turn in this mini Eden Far left: clever design brings water to a city roof garden

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Left: what this tiny patio lacks in floor space it makes up for with a living wall and vertical water feature

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4. BASEMENT JACUZZI GARDEN Every square inch of this Hampstead garden is utilised to full effect, such is the success of its astute design. With an integrated hot tub, barbecue and fireplace, water feature, and mini lawn, it is a master class in multifunctionality. As much a lively entertaining yard as it is a mini Eden to relax in, its clever symmetry and playful use of height ensure a serene sense of light and space. The focal point of the garden is a beautiful stacked stone water wall that brings all elements – both natural and man-made – together with its continual trickling providing a soothing soundtrack. Designed by Fossey Arora (fosseyarora.com), construction by The Garden Builders (gardenbuilders.co.uk)

5. CONTEMPORARY PATIO The courtyard of this west London pied-à-terre might be a diminutive one but it certainly packs a punch in the style stakes. A colourful living wall and arresting water feature ensure that what it lacks in floor space it more than makes up for by going vertical. Both act as hanging artworks in this al fresco dining room setting, breathing open-air life into its walls whilst toying with formal structures. The specially commissioned water mirror adds movement and texture while ingeniously reflecting natural daylight back into the outdoor room and onto the glass top of the dining table. Bonham & Bonham London (bonhamandbonham.com)



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Area guide Fitzrovia With its W1 postcode, and bounded to the south by Oxford Street and the west by Great Portland Street, you can’t get much more central than this, but alongside the offices, shops and restaurants, there are homes aplenty in fashionable Fitzrovia. From swanky new developments to grand Victorian houses, mansion flats and mews houses, there’s something for every taste (though with an average property price sitting pretty just under £1.5 million, perhaps not budget). The area has always had a bohemian reputation, and counts the likes of novelist Virginia Woolf and playwright George Bernard Shaw amongst its past residents; it is now home to fashion, advertising and TV production headquarters. And the foodie scene here is one of the Capital’s most exciting, with so many acclaimed eateries on the doorstep that lucky residents need never eat in the same place twice PHOTO G R A P H Y KAT HY ANNE LIM

Did you know? Standing 191 metres tall, when the BT Tower was completed in 1964 it was the Capital’s tallest building, taking the title from St. Paul’s Cathedral. Originally known as the Post Office Tower because it was commissioned by the GPO to handle the nation’s communications traffic, there’s an interesting Cold War story behind the iconic building’s circular design. It is said that, given the important nature of the work which would be done there, architects Eric Bedford and G.R. Yates were keen that it could withstand an attack. They noted that the only buildings that had survived the nuclear blasts in Hiroshima and Nagasaki were round ones, which allowed the blast wave to surge around them.




From the agents... “My favourite spot is where Great Titchfield Street meets Langham and Foley Streets. Set bang in the middle of Fitzrovia, the crossroad buzzes with the bars and cafés that define the area. The gentrified Victorian architecture adds to the vibrant and colourful feel.” Adrian Philpott, Winkworth

“Fitzrovia is one of London’s less well-known residential areas, which is surprising given its great location, mid-way between the West End and the City. The large number of period properties, squares and gardens, and fantastic restaurants and bars, all add to the area’s appeal. We recently sold a New York loft-style penthouse to a client who was thrilled by the area.” Alex Bourne, Beauchamp Estates Marylebone

“Fitzrovia, especially around Charlotte Street, is one of central London’s most desirable ‘villages’. Its attraction stems from the area’s mixed usage: offices, new build and period apartments, great restaurants and cafés. Developments such as Rathbone Square, where we sold the most expensive penthouse, are a perfect example of the way that the area is changing.” Simon Deen, Aston Chase

Local heroes CHARLOTTE STREET HOTEL, W1T Fitzrovia has one of London’s most vibrant foodie scenes, with new bars and eateries popping up every week. Simon Hedley of Druce & Co. says the area is the perfect foil to the more established feel of Marylebone and reminds him of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Being spoiled for choice, he’s hard pressed to nominate just one local hero, but the Charlotte Street Hotel gets his final vote. “It’s an absolute style

icon,” he says. “Sitting on the terrace, sipping wine on a sunny evening whilst deciding where to go for dinner is a favourite pastime. It’s good for celebrity watching too.” 15-17 Charlotte Street, W1T (020 7806 2000; firmdalehotels.com) HARE & BONE, W1W A salon that offers seriously ontrend colour and fabulous cuts, without eye-watering prices and too-cool-for-school staff, is a rare beast indeed. Hare & Bone is one such salon. Caroline Cooper is

a new customer, and an instant fan. “I’ve finally found my hair nirvana,” she says. “The salon has an incredibly relaxed atmosphere, and my colourist really listened to what I wanted. She talked me through every stage and I was so delighted with the results, I booked in for my next appointment on the way out.” 69 Great Titchfield Street, W1W (020 7401 2413; hareandbone.co.uk) SANDERSON, W1T One of London’s original,

high-concept design hotels, Sanderson and its exuberant Philippe Starck interior has been a favourite Fitzrovia haunt for many years. But it still has a few surprises up its sleeve, from Alice in Wonderland themed teas to the Martini Pop-up, which will be keeping locals happy at cocktail hour and beyond until 30 September. Chestertons’ Carlos Riveros is very excited at the prospect, “it’s perfect for after work drinks,” he says. 50 Berners Street, W1T (020 7300 1400; morganshotelgroup.com) fabricmagazine.co.uk



Street hearts FITZROY SQUARE Grade I listed, designed by the neoclassical architect Robert Adam for Charles FitzRoy towards the end of the 18th century, this is one of the Capital’s finest garden squares, and Fitzrovia’s grandest address COLVILLE PLACE Rows of tiny cottages built in 1766 line this pedestrianised walk linking Charlotte Street and Whitfield Street. The pretty floral pots and the antique standard lamp posts lend the street a romantic, storybook feel CHARLOTTE STREET The beating heart of the area and something of a foodie’s nirvana, to some, this is Fitzrovia. Georgian and early Victorian architecture predominate, and the charming buildings are characterised by their colourful exteriors


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Chef and co-owner of Oklava and Kyseri

The chef and co-owner of modern Turkish restaurant Oklava is a relative newcomer to the area, having only recently opened her second restaurant here. It didn’t take long for her to fall for its charms, though Fitzrovia is the loveliest, most relaxed and close-knit neighbourhood – we had no idea just how wonderful it was before we decided to



open our latest restaurant, Kyseri here. I like to start my day by grabbing a coffee from Tap Coffee No. 144 on Tottenham Court Road, and then I might pop into Cafe Rio for a bite to eat. It’s a tiny, cute place and it has been in the same spot for years – it has quite the cult following! Late brunch or an early lunch at Honey & Co. is always a winner; we used

to go there lots when we were setting up the restaurant and needed to grab something good and wholesome nearby. I often pop out to the beautiful Fitzroy Square to clear my head when I get a bit too hot and bothered in the kitchen. It’s the perfect example of a London Georgian square and they don’t allow cars there, so it’s peaceful – a real oasis of calm.

H Mart Mini, the Korean superstore on Tottenham Court Road is brilliant for sourcing vibrant Korean ingredients, which go into creating some rocking staff suppers. And finally, Clipstone is an incredible restaurant nearby, but you’ve got to book. I’m not the only one who loves it! Kyseri opened in mid-May. 64 Grafton Way, W1T (020 7383 3717; kyseri.co.uk)


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Schools The fine art of nurturing creative talent When the Fine Arts College (FAC) in Hampstead opened its doors in 1978, the specialisms it offered – art and art history – were seen as “drop-out” subjects. Since then, the college has expanded to offer a full range of courses across the arts and humanities. And each year, demand has led it to introduce another year group. The FAC isn’t the only one to benefit from a growing demand for schools that nurture creative talent. The state-funded BRIT School in Croydon is an over-subscribed household name, thanks to its famous alumni. And several well-known boarding schools – including Bedales and Bryanston – are known for their drama, dance and music. Candida Cave, principal and co-founder of the FAC, puts this trend down to a concentration on academic subjects in recent years. “It’s a good thing, but it’s also squeezed the arts out from many schools,” she says. That’s not to say that the college is an easy ride academically, though. “Even if our pupils want to go into creative fields, we still suggest they do four A levels, and that two of them are in academic subjects. We’re clear that you need a good general education to be a good artist or musician.” So how do you know if a school like the FAC would be right for your child? “The more parents speak to their children about what both want from their education, the happier

T HE S HOR T L I ST All Souls C of E Primary School State co-ed day school for pupils aged 3 to 11 years (020 7641 4707; allsoulsprimary.co.uk) École Jeannine Manuel Independent bilingual (French-English) international day school for pupils aged 3 to 18 years (020 3829 5970; ecolejeanninemanuel.org.uk)

everyone will be,” says Candida. “For example, a child with a particular aptitude may not get the chance to explore that in their current school. But that doesn’t mean they want to move to a school that will nurture that aptitude. We’ll only take a child if they really want to come, and if we think they’re going to thrive in a small-class environment.” Your child’s current school is another great source of advice, says Candida. “Teachers want the best for the student, so ask them what they think. If it’s obvious to them that a child is currently a square peg in a round hole, they’ll say so.” (hampsteadfinearts.com)

Fashion Retail Academy State co-ed vocational college for pupils aged 16+ years (020 7307 2345; fashionretailacademy.ac.uk) CATS College London Independent co-ed international school for day pupils and boarders aged 15 to 24 years (020 7841 1580; catseducation.com)


Lee Lucas Fashion Retail Academy

What attracted you to the college? The subject specialist nature and the amazingly close and prolific links it had with employers in fashion and retail.

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How would you sum it up in a sentence? The leading vocational college in fashion retail in the UK (we have Ofsted ‘outstanding’ status), training students for careers in head office roles.



What makes it different? Our courses are conceived, developed and delivered with industry, by industry and for industry. This provides a talent pipeline that serves the needs of contemporary retail. It also makes sure our graduates have the skills and knowledge to future-proof a career in a sector that’s transforming at a fast pace. It’s as close to learning on the job as you can get without having the job yet.

How would you describe the atmosphere? Vibrant, dynamic and unlike college or university. It looks and feels like a retail environment, which is exactly what’s needed. How do you look after the wellbeing of your pupils? We have a wide variety of internal services, from counselling and student support to industry mentors, tutors and

coaches. To make sure they get the most out of their time with us, every student also benefits from a wide variety of extracurricular and support activities. Fashion Retail Academy, 15 Gresse Street, W1T (020 7307 2345; fashionretailacademy. ac.uk)


A CRUCIBLE FOR CREATIVITY Hampstead Fine Arts College helps students aged 13 to 19 to achieve their full academic and artistic potential in an informal, collaborative environment atmosphere is informal and collaborative. It’s this open, energising atmosphere, believes Cave, which inspires a love of learning that extends well beyond formal exams and into adult life. A unique ethos Entry to the College is based on academic and creative potential, rather than prior academic performance. The process varies slightly at GSCE, A Level and Portfolio stage, but references from previous teachers and an informal interview play an important part. The College’s ethos is rooted in the belief that with the right encouragement, students can flourish academically and creatively and the school prides itself on being able to identify and nurture talent that may have been overlooked in other school environments. Small class sizes, outstanding teaching and excellent pastoral care make this possible. The College achieves impressive results, with leavers going on to a wide range of prestigious destinations, including Russell Group and US universities and elite art colleges such as Central Saint Martins and Parsons School of Design in New York. Tucked away behind wrought iron gates in a quiet corner of Belsize Park, the Fine Arts College has an enviable reputation as a school that draws out students’ individual talents in an atmosphere that one parent has described as “industrious informality”. Alongside a full academic curriculum, it offers an exceptional range of art-based subjects – including fine art, textiles, film, photography and graphic design – with students’ work in these disciplines being recognised by institutions such as the Royal Academy of Arts. Unusually, there is no restriction on subject combinations, so students are free to create a study programme that is tailored to their strengths. An original vision Principal Candida Cave, a graduate of the Ruskin School of Art in Oxford, founded the Fine Arts College in 1978 with fellow artist Nicholas Cochrane. It started life as a specialist sixth form college for art and art history with just 20 pupils; numbers grew and in 1982 a full arts and humanities

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

For more information about Hampstead Fine Arts College and to request a prospectus, visit hampsteadfinearts.com/admissions/ Fine Arts College, Centre Studios, 41-43 Englands Lane, NW3 (020 7586 0312; mail@hampsteadfinearts.com)

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Managing Director at Oliver Burns

How did you get into design? I’ve worked in the luxury sector for over a decade, first at Edmiston superyachts, then at Linley and now at Oliver Burns, managing the business day to day. I have a passion for luxury design and love what I do.

To project-manage or not to project-manage? Extensions are a great way of gaining more space without moving. But even the simplest ones take around three months to complete and involve a small army of contractors. So should you project-manage yours, or pay someone else to do it? “Our clients are looking for peace of mind,” says Sebastian Sandler of XUL Architecture, which designs and oversees extensions, among other projects. “We help them to choose the contractor, then we supervise and inspect the works through to completion to ensure quality. We also keep clients informed on how their decisions affect the budget and timeline.” If you’d rather project-manage yourself, property and software developer Lawrence Rankin has created a piece of software to help. “NuVuw allows you to model exactly what your vision could look like, so you can give your architect a really clear brief,” explains Lawrence. “You can then choose from local architects, structural engineers and other contractors, and track the progress (and cost) right to the end.” But whether you decide to go it alone or relinquish control, you can still avoid pitfalls

if you do your thinking and planning upfront. Here’s how. 1 Before you agree plans, think about the effect your extension will have on the rest of the house. If it’ll make it look dark and dingy, Sebastian suggests asking your architect to find ways to pass the light from the back of the house to the front. (Or vertically, through skylights or shafts.) And make sure they incorporate shading into the design to stop the house becoming a sauna. 2 Spend time choosing and costing every element of the design upfront. “It’s easier to pick finishes when there’s no pressure from the contractors to make a decision fast,” says Sebastian. “Materials can also take time to get delivered, which slows the project down when it’s underway.” 3 Decide when your extension needs to be finished – then agree a plan with your contractors, including milestones. “NuVuw has an interactive Gantt chart for scheduling activities into your calendar,” says Lawrence. “You can then track important milestones (and costs) in an online dashboard.” (xularchitecture.co.uk; nuvuw.com)

People in the trade Fitzrovia Fitzrovia Construction Ltd Construction, refurbishment and maintenance firm with experience of working with listed buildings (020 7323 2226; fitzrovialtd.co.uk) London Elite Trades Construction company


offering a full range of services, including extensions and loft conversions (020 7482 3193; londonelitetrades.co.uk) Kütchenhaus Showroom featuring the latest in German kitchen design. Free 3D design


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Oliver Burns Luxury architectural interior design studio with private, developer and commercial clients (020 3036 0485; oliverburns.com)

What can your practice offer clients that others can’t? We design and build, faithfully interpreting our design vision through to the last detail. This turnkey design and build approach gives our clients a single point of contact throughout their project – from initial concept and planning through to completion and handover. What’s your design ethos? We believe that luxury design should go beyond the aesthetic to reflect deeper values and meaning. The concept of “thoughtful luxury” underpins everything we do. Describe your dream project I’m lucky to work on some of the world’s best design projects, and each has its own “dream” qualities. But my own dream project would be an Italian palazzo. We’re currently looking at one for a client, so it may happen soon! What would you say to a client who wants to extend their home? Plan how you’ll use the space in detail. By getting the most out of it, you can substantially increase the value of your property. Oliver Burns, 12 Ogle Street, W1W (020 3036 0485; oliverburns.com)


Lincoln Square is a new residence located minutes from Covent Garden in central London’s legal and educational heartland, adjacent to the LSE, King’s College London and the Royal Courts of Justice. Patricia Urquiola, one of the world’s best designers, brings her passion and innovation to create London’s finest amenities at Lincoln Square. To mark the occasion, she has created a beautiful limited edition sand timer. Time is running out.

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Property news

60 seconds with... David Stern Parkheath

Years in the business? 25 years. I love London because… of the tradition, the eclectic mix of people and the buzz of the city. There is such a range of architecture and practically every house or flat offers something new. The people you meet are different ages and from different cultural backgrounds, all with varying outlooks on life. First London home? Highgate.

An Oasis of calm for Liam Highgate’s under the radar charms have always appealed to reclusive creative types. But in recent years, the leafy north London village has been attracting a more rock‘n’roll class of resident, including Liam Gallagher, whose former home is on the market with Dexters. Gallagher claims that the views from the five-bedroom duplex in Cholmeley Park inspired him to reboot his music career. In an interview with ES Magazine, he described it as “this penthouse, where it’s like 360-degree views over Ally Pally, so it was just pure light. And that helped my head a bit.” Looking at the spectacular London skyline from the five-bedroom duplex’s roof terrace, we can totally see why. £3.25 million, Dexters (020 8348 2341; dexters.co.uk)

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Most memorable sale? A troubled transaction where there was a chain with four deals we were involved in. We managed to get them all over the line after some time. Period property or new-build? Period. Favourite restaurant? Lemonia in Primrose Hill. The food there is great. Favourite place to grab a coffee? Euphorium. Where do you go for headspace in the city? Primrose Hill or Hampstead Heath.


Sam Shah

If I wasn’t an estate agent I’d be… a sports journalist.

Q. My son is starting a graduate scheme in September. Is it too early to start looking for a home to rent and can you offer any advice on how to find the perfect home? A. Generally, properties are available immediately; I’d advise your son to start searching six weeks in advance so he knows how much he can expect to pay. At four weeks prior, he should contact agents and start viewings. If he really likes a property, he should make an offer, because good properties are snapped up very quickly; smaller apartments often let within 24 hours of coming onto our books. A perfect home usually has convenience of location high on a tenant’s wish list. Excellent travel links on your doorstep provide an ideal way to balance London working/ social life.

What’s your hidden talent? Still waiting for it to appear. Take one person, dead, alive or fictional, out in London – who and where? Arsène Wenger – I’d love to chat with him on an open top London bus about his time at Arsenal. Aliens attack – which London landmark would you save? The Emirates stadium. What one home luxury could you not live without? My iPad.


New homes



The Oren is the first hotel-style later living development in Hampstead. Built by market-leaders in this sector, Elysian Residences, it comprises 46 magnificently appointed two- and three-bed apartments with views of Hampstead Heath and Golders Hill Park. Expect state of the art facilities: gardens landscaped by Chelsea medallists; a gymnasium and pool complex; a full-service restaurant, bar and well-stocked library; plus discreet integrated care services. The development is ideal for those looking to move into a more manageable home without sacrificing the lifestyle they’ve become accustomed to. Impressive. From £1.6 million, Glentree Estates (020 8731 9500; glentree.co.uk) and Goldschmidt & Howland (020 7435 4404; g-h.co.uk)

London’s greenest borough now boasts one of the Capital’s most sophisticated developments. The handsome Queen Anne-style façade accommodates six stunning three- and four-bed apartments. Finished to the highest of specs, these triple-aspect lateral spaces blend craftsmanship and technology to stunning effect. Natural materials take centre stage: think rich, wood architectural features, Carrara marble kitchens and wet-rooms and hand-crafted textiles. Lutron lighting and climate control in every apartment ensure maximum comfort, while secure underground parking and a concierge service provide peace of mind. Excellent transport connections, which will be boosted by the opening of the Elizabeth Line later this year, add to the location’s appeal. Prices by negotiation (01923 216530; fusionresidential.co.uk)


Sitting pretty on the axis of Farringdon, Islington, Shoreditch and the City, and with its distinctive staggered design, the Atlas Building is set to become one of the Capital’s most iconic buildings. Comprising a 40-storey residential building and ten-storey office space with attractive public spaces, it heralds a new era in urban living. The tower will house 302 high spec apartments, ranging in size from studios to three-bed apartments. Amenities cater for busy lifestyles and include a gym, spa and ground floor swimming pool, cinema room, 24-hour concierge and security and private residents’ lounge. From £816,000 (020 7205 4570; theatlasbuilding.com)

“The new homes market in London continues to go from strength to strength. Whilst buyers do have a greater choice, there is certainly a flight to quality as they become more discerning; fully understanding exactly what each new development really offers, and being mindful of what else is being developed locally is key.” Charlie Walsh Lodha



STRIKINGLY INDIVIDUAL Nestled in the heart of Kenwood, Atrium House is a spacious contemporary home, privately situated and set behind a secure gated driveway ÂŁ10,750,000





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LINNELL DRIVE, NW11 £5,950,000 Linnell House nestles at the end of a quiet enclave overlooking and enjoying views across the Heath Extension. Occupying a wider than average plot, spanning 495 sq m (5330 sq ft) over three storeys we are delighted to offer a 5/6 bedroom double fronted detached family home maintained beautifully throughout. An internal inspection is highly recommended to fully appreciate this fine property. Linnell Drive is located off Hampstead Way and within walking distance to Golders Green Tube Station (Northern Line).







HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB, NW11 Occupying a substantial plot of 0,47 acres, a double fronted eight bedroom detached family home of understated elegance in a discreet Hampstead Garden Suburb location, directly overlooking and adjoining the rolling green acres of the Hampstead Heath Extension. This breathtaking home extends to approximately 6,850 sq ft (636.4 sq m) over three storeys and boasts a plethora of original features behind a sweeping carriage driveway accessed from two separate closes. On entering, the principal panelled living rooms are centred around a grand reception room opening onto magnificent south facing landscaped gardens. In addition there is a large family kitchen, library/study, indoor swimming pool, passenger lift and integral double garage. On the first floor the master suite offers a generous dressing room and en suite bathroom, three additional bedrooms and bathroom, whilst to the second floor there are four further bedrooms, family bathroom and kitchenette. The local shops of Temple Fortune and Golders Green Underground station are also both within close proximity. EPC Rating-E ÂŁ6,950,000 JOINT SOLE AGENTS




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NORTH SQUARE, NW11 £2,250,000 A rare to the market Grade 11* listed 7 bedroom family house situated in a much sought after and tranquil part of Hampstead Garden Suburb. This light and bright house designed by Sutcliffe following Lutyens’ style is notable for a black and white wooden sundial with Roman numerals and metal pointer. Accommodation is arranged over 3 floors comprising a 25’ Dining Room/Reception Room plus a further Reception Room, Kitchen/Breakfast room, Utility room and Guest WC.


JOINT AGENT On the top floor there are 3 bedrooms and a family bathroom. Other benefits include off street parking and beautifully maintained gardens. ON ENTRANCE HALLWAY: RECEPTION ROOM: DINING ROOM: KITCHEN: UTILITY ROOM: MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN SUITE: 6 FURTHER BEDROOMS: 2 BATHROOMS: 3 WC’S: FRONT & REAR GARDEN: OFF STREET PARKING.

On the first floor there is master bedroom with en-suite bathroom & built in wardrobes, 3 further bedrooms and a family bathroom.




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GREY CLOSE, NW11 £1,999,950 Situated in this very desirable cul-de-sac off Meadway is this stunning 5 bedroom newly renovated and extended semi-detached family home. Internally the property is arranged over 3 floors and benefits from a beautiful open plan kitchen dining room a 27’ main reception room, utility room and guest w.c. To the first floor there are 4 wellproportioned bedrooms (3 doubles and 1 single) all with fitted cupboards and a family bathroom. The top floor comprises a lovely master bedroom suite with a beautiful bathroom and walk in dressing room.





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For over 42 years, we have established an ‘Aladdin’s Cave’ of Global contacts, throughout the four corners of the world and sometimes over three generations of the same family. This has enabled us to sell £381m worth of residential property, along the North West London corridor, despite the present challenging market, in the post Brexit era. We offer our valued clients, the largest selection of fine properties - from Cottages to Castles - conveniently located under one roof and our unique ability to ‘get deals over the line’, is legendary in our industry. If you or your clients, are looking to buy, sell or rent… you need not look further, since you have already arrived. We deliver on our promises!

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Ideally located to the south of Westbourne Grove this well-proportioned modern mews house offers flexible accommodation, an integral garage and great natural light. Situated in a corner position within this cobbled mews, the accomodation comprises a large ground floor eat-in kitchen, study, cloakroom and integral garage. The first floor has a bright dual aspect reception, and master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and dressing area. 4 B E D R O O M S , E N S U I T E B AT H R O O M , 2 S H OW E R R O O M S ( 1 E N S U I T E ) , 2 R E C E P T I O N R O O M S , KITCHEN/DINING ROOM , CLOAKROOM , GAR AGE .


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A classic five storey Victorian house benefiting from a private rear garden and off-street parking. The house is well laid out and benefits from lovely natural light, generous ceiling heights and period features throughout. Having recently undergone a comprehensive refurbishment, the raised ground floor has been opened up to provide a breath-taking kitchen and dining room with bespoke units and marble worktops. 3 B E D R O O M S , 2 E N S U I T E B AT H R O O M S , E N S U I T E S H OW E R R O O M , 2 C LOA K R O O M S , 3 R E C E P T I O N R O O M S , K I T C H E N / D I N I N G A R E A , U T I L I T Y R O O M , B A L C O N Y, F L A T R O O F , P A T I O , G A R D E N , O F F S T R E E T P A R K I N G .

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HAMPSTEAD, NW3 A perfect example of a beautifully maintained late Victorian family house in the Mansfield Conservation area, moments from Hampstead Heath. Lisburne Road is one of a group of roads constructed in the 1890’s. The stylish appearance of these houses is appreciated by families who generally stay for decades due to the availability of transport to Central London and highly regarded schools. Belsize Park (Haverstock Hill) is within easy walking distance. Five Bedrooms (Including Original Drawing Room) • Reception Room • Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Dining Room • Family Bathroom • Shower Room Utility Room • Cellar • Garden • Period Features Retained • Residents Permit Parking • EPC D

£1,950,000 - Freehold - Sole Agent

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HIGHGATE VILLAGE, N6 A superior end of terrace five bedroom townhouse in one of Highgate’s prime village locations. The well planned interior has been significantly modernised providing an excellent, inviting and practical living space which is perfectly suited for today’s modern family. The shops and restaurants of Highgate Village are just moments away, with Highgate underground station (Northern Line), Highgate Woods and Hampstead Heath all within a short walking distance. 5 Bedrooms (2 with en-suite bathrooms) • Further Family Bathroom • 3 Reception Rooms • Kitchen • Guest Cloakroom Store Room • Cellar • West Facing Decked Rear Patio & Garden • Integral Garage • EPC B

£2,750,000 - Freehold - Joint Sole Agent

61 Highgate High St, N6 5JY


020 8348 8131


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Highgate West Hill, Highgate, N6 £3,500,000

Brilliantly located within walking distance to Hampstead Heath is this truly remarkable house, which has been recently reconfigured, extended and renovated by renowned architect Paul Archer. This property, finished to an exceptional standard, benefits from an exquisite garden with swimming pool.

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Three double bedrooms Three en suite bathrooms Contemporary living area High spec fitted kitchen Cinema projection Office, utility room Swimming pool and pool house EPC rating D

Highgate 020 8341 6666 highgate.sales@kfh.co.uk

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A rare to the market Grade II* Listed 7 bedroom family house situated in a much sought after and tranquil part of Hampstead Garden Suburb. North Square provides an impressive panorama with large houses enclosing the square on two sides. This light and bright house designed by Sutcliffe following Lutyens’ style is notable for a black and white wooden sundial with Roman numerals and metal pointer. Accommodation is arranged over 3 floors comprising a 25’ Dining Room/Reception Room plus a further Reception Room, Kitchen/Breakfast room, Utility room and Guest WC. On the first floor there is master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and built in wardrobes, 3 further bedrooms and a family bathroom. On the top floor there are 3 bedrooms and a family bathroom. Other benefits include off street parking and beautifully maintained gardens. 7 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms | double reception room | further reception room | kitchen/diner | utility room | cloakroom | garden off street parking | no upper chain.

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YORK HOUSE, UPPER MONTAGU STREET, W1 £1,350,000 A fantastic raised ground floor, three bedroom lateral apartment in a very well maintained Marylebone Mansion Block. Situated on the raised ground floor of York Mansions the apartment comes with a large open plan reception room with dining area and fitted kitchen, two large double bedrooms (master bed with en-suite) and an additional study / baby’s room. There are high ceilings throughout and plenty of natural light from the large period windows. York house benefits from a day porter, exceptionally smart internal common parts and is conveniently located 0.3 miles from Baker Street tube station and a short distance from the multitude of boutiques, restaurants and bars of Marylebone Village and London’s West End. EPC Rating: C Share of Freehold

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Eton Garages NW3 Guide price ÂŁ2,000,000 Set in a charming cobbled mews in the heart of Belsize Park an attractive three storey mews house brimming with character, and with the great benefit of a double garage.

2152 sq ft/200 sq m inc garage Three/four bedrooms Stunning 26’ reception Bright contemporary kitchen Integral double garage

Belsize Park 020 7431 1234



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A stunning newly refurbished interior designed loft style apartment with a good size balcony overlooking the Crescent communal gardens. The apartment forms part of a converted terraced house, offers split level accommodation with a wealth of light and is ready for immediate occupation. Set in this sweeping crescent the property is within easy reach of all local amenities. 2 Bedrooms. Bathroom. Study Area. Reception Room with Kitchen off. Balcony. Communal Garden. EPC Rating D

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Cromwell Avenue, Highgate, London, N6 ÂŁ1,450,000 | Share of Freehold | Sole Agent A completely re-visualised refurbished 3 bedroom split level duplex apartment with private garden on one of Highgate Village's most sought after residential roads. Impressive through main reception room with high ceilings, fully integrated contemporary kitchen area with glazed roof and full height folding glass doors on to the patio and garden beyond. The first floor provides a lovely master bedroom with an ensuite shower room. 2 further double bedrooms and a separate family bathroom. This superb apartment is enviably located giving fast access to the Village, Waterlow Park, Highgate train station and Woods and the delights of Kenwood and Hampstead Heath to the West. EPC= C,



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WIMPOLE STREET, MARYLEBONE W1 2 bedroom 2 bathroom flat in a much celebrated street

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£1,225,000 STC

A fabulous flat located on the second floor of this smart Georgian corner building on this famous street and offered in good condition. The apartment has the benefit of a South facing aspect overlooking beautiful landscaped gardens belonging to the neighbouring building, a passenger lift and a day porter. EPC Rating: C ACCOMMODATION & AMENITIES Reception Room * Open Plan Kitchen * 2 Double Bedrooms * Bathroom * Shower Room * Ensuite Leasehold: 92 Years Sole Agent




King Henry’s Road, NW3 £1,650,000 Share of Freehold A beautiful three bedroom apartment on the top two floors of this converted house in Primrose Hill. Hamptons St Johns Wood 020 7586 9595 stjohnswood@hamptons-int.com. EPC: E

Thurlow Road, NW3 £1,695,000 Share of Freehold A spectacularly bright three bedroom upper maisonette offering a generous 1,532 sq. ft. of immaculate free-flowing accommodation. The flat offers great flexibility and comes with a private roof terrace and allocated off-street parking. Hamptons Hampstead 020 3151 5470 hampstead@hamptons-int.com. EPC: D

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ARKWRIGHT ROAD, LONDON NW3 A stunning two bedroom, two bathroom (one en-suite) apartment which has been interior designed to the highest standard. The elegantly furnished property has a double reception room with a modern open-plan kitchen, dressing room, balcony and a separate WC. Situated on the ground floor, this conversion benefits from landscaped communal gardens, a secure off-street parking space, lifts, alarms, air-conditioning and a video entry system. The local amenities and transport in Hampstead are a short walk away, as well as the beautiful open spaces of Hampstead Heath. EPC rating C FURNISHED/UNFURNISHED

£1900 PER WEEK *fees apply *£264 inc of VAT to include tenancy agreement & referencing per property. Please contact us for further information.

BAYSWATER MANSIONS, WESTBOURNE GROVE W2 A bright and spacious flat, benefitting from an open plan fully fitted kitchen with a beautiful reception area, wooden flooring, modern bathroom and a separate double bedroom. The property is located moments from the many popular cafes, restaurants and boutiques of Westbourne Grove. EPC rating D


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LANCHESTER COURT, SEYMOUR STREET W2 A wonderful four double bedroom apartment presented in beautiful condition, situated on the third floor (with lift) of this small mansion block. Seymour Street is brilliantly located moments from Hyde Park, Marble Arch and the wonderful shopping amenities of Oxford Street. Double Reception, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Master Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom, Three further Double Bedrooms, Family LEASEHOLD 98 YEARS UNEXPIRED


THE WATER GARDENS, BURWOOD PLACE, W2 A wonderful opportunity to purchase this newly refurbished three bedroom split level apartment located in this extremely popular gated purpose built development. Located on the fourth floor the accommodation comprises of reception room with balcony, kitchen/dining area, three bedrooms and two shower rooms (one en-suite). Added benefits include lifts, 24 hour concierge and communal gardens. The Water Gardens is brilliantly located just a short walk from Marble Arch tube station, Edgware Road, Paddington, Oxford Street and the open spaces of Hyde Park. LEASEHOLD 68 YEARS UNEXPIRED



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BRYANSTON MANSIONS, YORK STREET, W1 This elegant first floor apartment has a great feeling of space, offering high ceilings and large bay windows. The flat has a contemporary feel with well-arranged accommodation. Bryanston Mansions is a small sought after Edwardian building with resident porter, superbly located within walking distance of Marylebone High Street. THREE BEDROOMS, DOUBLE RECEPTION/DINING ROOM, EAT IN KITCHEN, TWO BATHROOMS



MOLYNEUX STREET, W1 An imposing double fronted house in this highly sought after location. The house has been completely refurbished to provide a stylish contemporary home, suitable for a family requiring in excess of 3,000 sq. ft. MASTER SUITE WITH DRESSING ROOM AND BATHROOM, THREE BEDROOMS, RECEPTION HALL, DRAWING ROOM, TV/FAMILY ROOM, KITCHEN/DINING ROOM, TWO BATHROOMS, GUEST CLOAKROOM, ROOF TERRACE, SELF-CONTAINED ONE BEDROOM FLAT



CLAREWOOD COURT, CRAWFORD STREET, W1 Charming two bedroom apartment set on the second floor of this popular 1930s style building. The flat offers good natural light with a pleasant outlook. Clarewood Court is a fine building situated on the corner of Seymour Place and Crawford Street and within easy access of Marble Arch and Marylebone High Street. TWO BEDROOMS, RECEPTION ROOM, FULLY FITTED KITCHEN, ONE BATHROOM





MARYLEBONE MEWS, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 This mews house is located in Marylebone Mews which runs between Welbeck Street and Wimpole Street off New Cavendish Street. The house has currently an area of approximately 2,966 sq ft (276 sq m) in which planning permission has been submitted. This rare opportunity to acquire an un-modernised house in a quiet and charming mews in the Marylebone Village. Planning permission has been submitted to create a (c. 2,781.4 sq ft) 4 bedroom home with high ceilings, private parking and cinema. The property is held on a lease for a term of approximately 914 years. Bond Street and Baker Street Underground stations together with the shopping facilities of Marylebone High Street are within close proximity. The open spaces of Regents Park are also nearby. Please see website for full details

LEASEHOLD: 914 YEARS ÂŁ4,750,000

WIGMORE PLACE, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 This beautiful five bedroom mews house, benefits from a private two-level garden, and a garage. It is situated close to Bond Street Underground station and Marylebone High Street with it`s fabulous restaurants, bars and boutiques. Accommodation Lower ground floor: Large fully-fitted kitchen/ breakfast room with access to garden, utility room, guest cloakroom Ground floor: Reception hall, dining room with French doors to garden, shower room/guest cloakroom and garage First floor: Reception room, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, study/bedroom Second floor: Three double bedrooms, all with fitted wardrobes, bathroom and further shower room Please see website for full details


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A wonderfully presented family home (289 sq m /3,107 sq ft) arranged over four floors situated on the favourable East side of St John’s Wood. The property is well proportioned and has off street parking for two cars and further benefits from a beautiful landscaped rear garden.

6 9 – 7 1 PA R K R O A D LO N D O N N W 1 6XU 020 7 7 24 47 24

ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES Principal bedroom with en-suite shower and bath, 3 further double bedrooms, family bathroom, shower room (en-suite), reception room, dining room, study, fully fitted kitchen/breakfast room with conservatory, utility room, guest cloakroom, off street parking for 2 cars, integral garage, landscaped gardens, sunken patio, balcony. EPC=E.

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Cromwell Avenue, Highgate, N6 £3,466 pcm

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This beautiful flat is set over three levels of this historic converted church. The ground floor has a large master bedroom with en suite bathroom and dressing room and a second double bedroom. The first floor comprises of a well equipped kitchen, a lovely dining room with double height ceiling overlooked by a gallery, and a sunny bedroom that opens onto a terrace, with an en suite shower room. Close to Highgate and Archway tube stations.

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Stunning church conversion Three or four bedrooms Close to Highgate Village and Waterlow Park Sunny terrace Available now Loft space EPC rating D

£300 tenancy agreement fee per property. Other fees apply, visit kfh.co.uk/lettingsfees

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£325 pw Unfurnished

1 Bedroom | Reception | 1 Bathroom | Parking Close to Amenities | Near Highgate Station | EPC – E Highgate 020 3503 0892



£825 pw Furnished

3 Bedrooms | Reception | 2 Bathrooms | Parking Near Hampstead Station | Close to Amenities | EPC-C Hampstead 020 3503 0553


Beaufort Park

£430 pw Furnished

2 Bedrooms | Reception | 2 Bathrooms | Balcony Gym & Pool | Close to Colindale Tube | EPC – C Beaufort Park 020 3503 0534


£1,100 pw Unfurnished



£495 pw Furnished

5 Bedrooms | Reception | 3 Bathrooms | Garden Close to Amenities | Near Highgate Tube | EPC – E

1 Bedroom | Reception | 1 Bathroom | Balcony 24hr Concierge | Underground Parking | EPC-B

Highgate 020 3503 0892

Hampstead 020 3503 0553



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ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 A modern & bright 3 bedroom apartment (approx. 800 sq.ft. / 74.3 sq.m.) on the 1st floor located in the heart of St John’s Wood and moments away from the fashionable ‘High Street’ and Underground Station (Jubilee line). Good Size Reception Room ■ Modern Kitchen ■ 3 Bedrooms (2 Doubles) ■ Bathroom Suite ■ Residents Parking Zone ■ Double Glazed Windows ■ EPC C £600 per week

ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 A spacious 4th floor apartment (approx. 880 sq.ft. / 81.8 sq.m.) in this secure & popular mansion block, superbly located along Hall Road between St John’s Wood & Maida Vale. Reception Room ■ Open Plan Kitchen ■ 2 Double Bedrooms ■ 2 Bathrooms (1 En Suite) ■ 24Hr Porter ■ Lift ■ Communal Decked Terrace ■ Communal Heating & Hot Water ■ EPC E £625 per week


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



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• HAMPSTEAD NW3 • www.sdiam.co.uk

Hampstead Village: 3 BED | 3 BATH(En-suite)| 1,781 SQ.FT. | £1,875 PW| 3 BED | 3 BATH | 1,100 SQ.FT. | £1,300 PW



3 BED | 2 BATH + WC | PRIVATE GARDEN | 1,462 SQ.FT. | £1,275 PW

3 BED | 3 BATH | 1,100 SQ.FT. | £1,300 PW


0207 483 3800

Boydell Court St. John’s Wood Park London NW8 6NJ www.sdiam.co.uk • info@sdiam.co.uk HOUSE: 4 BED | 3 BATH + WC | PRIVATE GARDEN | 1,835 SQ.FT. | £2,500 PW



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