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Into the light As Poldark’s final series begins, the spotlight falls on what the stars will do next: Ellise Chappell reveals all

Scents of style Inside Victoria Cator’s marvellous mews FA B R I C M AG A Z I N E .C O. U K

Design Capital Discovering London’s best designer-makers

Plus... The finest London properties | Advice and insight from our agents | Dates for the diary | Why Belsize Park truly is beautifully situated

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June 2019


The definitive guide to London living 34


Liz Skone James 020 7292 5636 ART DIRECTOR

Hot list

34 What to see and where to go this month in London

Lust list

Penny Clements


37 Summer’s coming and we’re channelling seaside vibes this month

Ali Howard


Fay Gristwood


Emmanuelle Peri



Kathy Anne Lim


40 Ellise Chappell on Poldark, picnics and preparing for new roles

Katie Hutley 020 7292 5593


Becky Pomfret 020 7292 5678

Style & wellbeing


Alex Courtley, Annie Franey

47 From the cutting edge to the most pared back, we’ll have you looking and feeling fabulous


Imogen Nichols


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Food & drink

50 Pack up a picnic with London’s latest food trend and some delicious take-out cocktails


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Trevor Abrahmsohn (Glentree Estates) Philip Green (Goldschmidt & Howland) Jonathan Hewlett (Savills) Richard Page (Dexters) Mark Pollack (Aston Chase)

55 It’s never too soon to start thinking about planning your winter sun holiday

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Ellise wears: dress by Teatum Jones and rings by Monica Vinader


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ife has been no picnic for Poldark’s Morwenna, played by cover star Ellise Chappell, but will series five see her putting her demons to rest? We chat to Ellise about what lies ahead for her and her character this summer, as the programme comes to an end (sniff ). And on the subject of picnics, what with it being National Picnic Week later this month, we ask Ellise to reveal some of her favourite London spots for a moveable feast (clue: they’re all in our ’hood). We also round up some of the most covetable picnic paraphernalia and road-test a delicious new on-the-go food innovation. Meanwhile, on the homes and interiors front, we have a snoop around perfumer Victoria Cator’s marvellous mews, discover some of the best new designer-maker talent in London and explore what’s on offer for prospective buyers in Belsize Park.

63 Celebrating the pick of London’s best new designers

At home with

66 Perfumer Victoria Cator’s stunning home is a treat for all the senses

Access all areas

72 Nestled in leafy north London, Belsize Park is the definition of beautifully situated


81 News, views and tidbits of property gossip

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A well presented five bedroom semi-detached house (2,614 sq ft/243 sq m) conveniently located close to the shops and amenities of Fairfax Road. Arranged over three floors only, this well planned family house benefits from a wonderful 27’ kitchen/dining room, 30’ reception room, off street parking for three cars and a rear patio garden. Hilgrove Road is situated within close proximity of the shopping and transport links of the Finchley Road/Swiss Cottage. ENTRANCE HALL • GUEST CLOAKROOM • DOUBLE ASPECT RECEPTION ROOM • KITCHEN/ DINING ROOM • FAMILY ROOM • UTILITY ROOM • MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN-SUITE BATHROOM AND DRESSING ROOM • 4 FURTHER BEDROOMS • FAMILY BATHROOM SHOWER ROOM • WINE STORE • OUTSIDE STORE • CENTRAL HEATING • REAR PATIO GARDEN • OFF STREET PARKING FOR 3 CARS • EPC=E. FREEHOLD




WALSINGHAM, ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 A fantastic opportunity to acquire a wonderful and spacious three bedroom apartment. The flat is situated on the ground floor of this highly regarded modern portered block. The property, approximately 1,351 sq ft/125 sq m, is one of the larger corner units located on the southern side of the development and benefits from a single garage. Walsingham forms part of the exclusive ‘Queensmead’ development which is noted for its excellent porterage, high level of security and residents’ off street parking facilities. The block is conveniently situated on St John’s Wood Park between Swiss Cottage and St John’s Wood tube stations, thereby offering an excellent choice of both transport facilities and shopping.

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Mark Nash Senior Sales Negotiator

213-215 Gloucester Place Regent’s Park, NW1 6BU T: 020 7723 9988 E:





An elegant and immaculately presented three double bedroom duplex apartment located on the fourth floor (with lift) of this beautiful Nash Terrace set within the Crown Estate in Regent’s Park. This charming and classic property features a wonderfully spacious dual aspect reception room with breathtaking views of the lake and gardens of Regent’s Park. The apartment also comprises a fully equipped contemporary kitchen, master bedroom with dressing area and en suite shower room, second double bedroom with en suite shower room, third double bedroom, and a family bathroom. Further benefits include a private roof terrace, underground parking, additional storage unit, and porter. Clarence Terrace is superbly located on the outer circle of Regent’s Park, just moments from the excellent transport links of Baker Street and a short walk to Marylebone Village.

Tim Fairweather Director

213-215 Gloucester Place Regent’s Park, NW1 6BU T: 020 7723 9988 E:


£750,000 LEASEHOLD

Sandfords are please to offer two single bedroom properties, both listed at £750,000. The apartments are discreetly positioned with their own entrance via an attractive Georgian building and communal paved garden. Manchester Street is a highly sought after location, positioned moments away from Marylebone High Street, The Wallace Collection on Manchester Square, as well as Selfridges. EPC Rating E.




Exquisite property in the heart of Hampstead.

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West Heath Road, Hampstead NW3 The property is located in the leafy suburb of Hampstead. Close to cafes, bars and restaurants of Hampstead Village.

Sarah James looks forward to helping you. 020 7317 7956

• Cinema room • Gymnasium • Garden • Gated driveway Guide price

£7,995,000 Connecting people & property, perfectly. All potential tenants should be advised that, as well as rent and the deposit, an administration fee of £288 and referencing fees of £48 per person will apply when renting a property (if not an AST). (All fees shown are inclusive of VAT.) If the landlord agrees to you having a pet, you may be required to pay a higher deposit (if not an AST) or higher weekly rent (if an AST). Please ask us for more information about other fees that will apply or visit


A home with excellent entertaining space.

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Hamilton Terrace, St John's Wood NW8 Hamilton Terrace is on the west side of St John's Wood close to all the amenities of the High Street and St John's Wood tube station (Jubilee line).

Declan Selbo, looks forward to helping you. +44 20 7483 8343

• The house benefits from a wonderful West facing 139 ft garden. • Master bedroom suite incorporating the entire first floor. • Secure off street parking for two cars behind electric gates.

Guide price

£11,950,000 Connecting people & property, perfectly.


Edwardian townhouse Eldon Grove, Hampstead, NW3 Hampstead Heath Overground Station: 0.4 miles 4 reception rooms, kitchen, dining room, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 office/study rooms, utility room, conservatory, patio, garden, EPC = D

Freehold | 3,632 sq ft | Guide ÂŁ4.85 million

Peter Brookes Savills Hampstead Residential Sales 020 7472 5036


Charming low built Nash house Gloucester Gate, Regent's Park, NW1 Mornington Crescent Underground Station: 1.0 miles 2 reception rooms, kitchen, dining room, master bedroom suite with dressing room, 3 further bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, shower room, guest cloakroom, study, utility room, 3 storage rooms, garage, EPC = E

Leasehold approximately 52 years remaining | 3,467 sq ft | Guide ÂŁ4.9 million

Zach Madison Savills St John's Wood & Regent's Park Residential Sales 020 3043 3609


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REDINGTON ROAD, NW3 AHARLEY rare opportunity to purchase HOUSE, NW1an

apartment of circa 4,000 sq ft/370 sq m Beautiful apartment of door with its own private original front entrance, a large driveway 1,761 sq ft/164 sqcarriage m in secure block providing for 6-8 cars and with 24hrparking porterage, a moment exclusive use of a stunning south-east from Marylebone High Street and facing rear garden. Regent’s Park. £2,250,000. £5,750,000 Sole Selling Agent


020 7722 3322

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This exceptional, detached, luxury residence on Grange Road, Kenwood, N6 has been finished to an exacting standard, providing a wealth of quality and sophistication throughout. This stunning home extends to approximately 9703 sq ft featuring eight bedrooms, seven bathrooms and an innovative and bespoke kitchen, leisure complex, swimming pool, hot tub, relaxation zone, glass walled gymnasium and a large driveway in a sought after location. Energy Efficiency Rating - C82

Highgate 020 8347 2600



Hampstead 020 7435 4404






An exceptional detached 7 bedroom residence providing extensive family accommodation on Oakhill Avenue, Hampstead, NW3. The property has been painstakingly refurbished to an extremely high standard to create a stunning family home with spectacular interiors and features a beautiful west facing landscaped rear garden with water feature, integral double length garage and substantial offstreet parking. Energy Efficiency Rating - E46

Hampstead 020 7435 4404






THE YOO BUILDING, ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 9RF OFFERS IN EXCESS OF £1,250,000 Subject to contract A well presented two bedroom, two bathroom apartment approximately 1,101 sq ft situated on the second floor of this former telephone exchange redesigned by Philippe Stark. The apartment is well located at the front of the building which affords a pleasant aspect and features a stunning double volume reception room with an abundance of natural light. The Yoo Building benefits from 24hr porterage, secure allocated parking and a passenger lift. The apartment is well located for all the amenities and transport links offered by both St John’s Wood and Maida Vale. Two Bedrooms | En Suite Bathroom | En Suite Shower Room | Reception Room/Kitchen | Passenger Lift | 24 Hour Porterage

ST JOHN’S WOOD | 020 7586 7001



NORTH GATE, PRINCE ALBERT ROAD, NW8 7EG, £2,250,000 Subject to contract A superb two bedroom apartment set on the third floor of one of St John’s Wood premier buildings. North Gate is a prestigious, red brick building with 24 hour porterage and parking available on a first come first served basis on a carriage drive. North Gate is enviably located opposite Regent’s Park on Prince Albert Road at the junction with St John’s Wood High Street which is within 0.5 miles of St John’s Wood Underground Station (Jubilee line). Please note the property is currently tenanted and therefore immediate vacant possession may not be available. Master Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom | Second Bedroom | Family Bathroom | Reception Room | Dining Room | Kitchen | Porterage

ST JOHN’S WOOD | 020 7586 7001




CAVENDISH AVENUE ST JOHN’S WOOD NW8 A SUBSTANTIAL STUCCO FRONTED FREEHOLD PERIOD HOUSE This beautiful home presents a traditionally decorated six bedroom property, benefitting from off street parking and an integral garage. This truly wonderful freehold house is set back from the road and features a delightful 62 x 39 ft rear garden. Cavendish Avenue is located on the west side of St John’s Wood, and is within walking distance of both St. John’s Wood High Street and St. John’s Wood Underground Station. Accommodation: Entrance hall, reception room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, library/study, master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and dressing room, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 guest cloakrooms, sauna. Amenities: Large garden, terrace, gym, storage, parking.












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A substantial detached five/six bedroom house arranged over four floors (396 sq m/4,267 sq ft) presented in good decorative condition throughout and located in the cul-de-sac of Clifton Hill. The house was newly constructed, featuring a south-facing rear garden, off street parking for one car and excellent bedroom and entertaining space. Clifton Hill is situated within close proximity of St John’s Wood High Street with all its fashionable shops and restaurants and Underground Station (Jubilee Line).

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Principal Bedroom with Dressing Room, Study, En-Suite Bathroom and Shower Room, Four Further Double Bedroom Suites, Study/Bedroom Five, One Reception Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, TV/Family Room, Four Utility Rooms, Two Plant Rooms, Two Storerooms, Upper and Lower Sun-Decks Leading to a 42' x 39' South-Facing Garden, Landscaped Front Garden, Off Street Parking, Underfloor Heating. EPC=C.

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020 7402 9494 16 Park Road, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4SH Facsimile: 020 7724 7055 Email:

Outstanding Grade II* Nash end of terrace house Regents Park, NW1 Presenting this truly outstanding Grade II* Nash terrace residence located on the western side of Regent's Park and within easy reach of Baker Street underground station and a vast array of shops, bars and restaurants offered by Marylebone High Street. This rare end of terrace property benefits from a triple aspect and is arranged over five floors providing generous well planned living accommodation. Kent Terrace is conveniently located close to the entrance to Regent's Park on a private road with beautifully manicured lawns and communal gardens. Entrance Hall • Kitchen • Breakfast Room • Dining Room • Double Reception Room • Guest W/C • Study • Master Bedroom Suite with En-Suite Dressing Room and Bathroom • 4 Further Bedrooms all with En-Suite Bathrooms • 3 Storage Vaults • Rear Patio Garden • 2 Parking Permits • Roof Access.

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Substantial detached house backing onto Hampstead Golf course Hampstead Garden Suburb, NW11 An outstanding substantial detached house approached by a carriage driveway, which was rebuilt approximately 10 years ago. The house which is approximately 8,000 sq.ft, occupies a magnificent plot backing onto Hampstead Golf course. The property is found in excellent condition throughout and benefits from a magnificent indoor swimming pool. Reception Hall • Reception Room • Dining Room • Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Study • Guest W/C • Boot Room • Games Room • Swimming Pool • Utility Room • 5 Bedrooms all with En-Suite Dressing Rooms and En-Suite Bathrooms • Carriage Driveway • Rear Garden.


Sole Agent

Price upon Application

020 7402 9494


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ÂŁ1,995,000 Sole Agent | Freehold

An exceptionally charming Grade II Listed, three bedroom period cottage, located in this enviable position directly opposite Hampstead Heath. This enchanting home is offered in very good decorative condition throughout. The bright accommodation is arranged on just two floors and is currently arranged as entrance lobby, two intercommunicating reception rooms with direct access to a patio, a custom fitted kitchen and study/bedroom four on the ground floor. The first floor provides the principal bedroom, two further bedrooms, large family bathroom, family shower room and a 15'4 roof terrace. The extensive amenities and transport facilities of Hampstead Village (Northern Line) and South End Green (Hampstead Overground) are within a short distance.

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£5,250,000 Joint Sole Agent | Freehold | EPC E

An impressive, double fronted, semi-detached, six bedroom Edwardian house, set back from the road and comprising approximately 5,752sq ft (534sq m) over four floors. Presented in good condition throughout, the well planned accommodation offers great entertaining space by way of five reception rooms and features include a striking bespoke Imperial staircase, Italian Arclinea kitchen, Agape Spoon bath in the master bathroom, as well as a dumb waiter and laundry chute that services the principal floors. In addition, there are landscaped front and rear gardens, off street parking and an integral garage. This wonderful family home is situated in the ever popular area of Hampstead known as ‘The Crofts’ and is within close proximity to the Heath, Hampstead Village (Northern Line) and the wide range of shops, cafés and restaurants.

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An extremely stylish fourth floor two double bedroom apartment situated within this luxury modern portered block with secure underground parking. The well planned accommodation extends to 1114sqft/103.3sqm and was originally arranged with three bedrooms, it features a generous reception room which leads directly onto a magnificent private roof terrace with views towards Lords Cricket ground. EPC Rating: C

St John’s Wood Sales t: 020 7586 3111 e: 88 St John’s Wood High Street, London, NW8 7SH 26


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Set over the top two floors of this handsome detached double fronted period residence and located on a corner plot of one of Belsize Park’s most prestigious roads is this spacious and well presented 2,082 sq ft four bedroom, two bathroom maisonette with the added benefit of a separate garage at the rear of the property and a communal terrace. EPC Rating: E

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



020 8458 7311

MOUNTVIEW CLOSE, NW11 £1,695,000 Positioned on the first floor of this highly sought after and gated development built by Octagon and located directly opposite Golders Hill Park is this 3 bedroom 3 bathroom apartment. The property is presented in excellent decorative order and benefits from a private south east facing terrace, together with a 24hr resident porter, two underground parking spaces and a store room. These apartments are ideal for anyone downsizing from a larger home and are within easy walking distance to the transport facilities of Golders Green and the open spaces of the Heath Extension.




FOR SALE One of the finest double-plot (WIDTH 128FT/38.8m) freehold mansions in this cherished road, set in 0.41 acres (0.71 hectares) of manicured gardens.

Guide price: ÂŁ25,000,000 Sole Agent

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Mayfair Showroom 66 Grosvenor Street, London, W1K 3JL 35 offices in central London and over 70 across the capital

Ingram Avenue, NW11 ÂŁ5,995,000

A double fronted, detached house with seven bedrooms which has been in the same ownership for 30 years. Set behind a carriage driveway, the property is arranged over three floors extending to approximately 4,353 sq. ft. The house has four reception rooms, a garage and a generous garden backing onto the Hampstead Golf Course, energy rating e. Dexters Hampstead. 56 Heath Street, London, NW3 1DL T: 020 7433 0273 E:


Tanza Road, NW3 ÂŁ4,250,000

Situated on this highly sought after road, a six bedroom family house with the rare advantage of a garage and off-street parking. Set over three floors, this attractive property has a generous entrance area with large central staircase, a double reception room with high ceilings and access onto a veranda with steps down to the garden, energy rating d. Dexters Hampstead. 56 Heath Street, London, NW3 1DL T: 020 7433 0273 E:


Hot list

by Ali Howard

What to see and do this month EXHIBITION

An Enquiring Mind: Manolo Blahnik

10 June-1 September The Wallace Collection A must-see for the sartorially curious, this fantastical exhibition features Manolo Blahnik’s personally selected edit of shoe designs, paired, like fine food and wine, with the masterpieces of The Wallace Collection. Blahnik’s fascination with the Marylebone gallery is well documented. The designer must have filled his boots as curator, then, exploring the relationship between old and new art forms, setting his beautiful shoes against the backdrop of some of the world’s most exquisite paintings, sculpture and furniture. Expect a journey of imagination, from commedia dell’arte, through the fashion of Blahnik’s native Spain, to 18th century Rococo style.

(c) Georgie Hopton

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(c) Anne-Marie James

Hertford House, Manchester Square, W1U (020 7563 9500;

Mayfair Art Weekend

28-30 June | various venues Mayfair’s creative community will come together as this vibrant weekend of art buying and browsing celebrates its sixth edition. This summer, world-renowned galleries David Zwirner, Victoria Miro and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac join in the festivities, offering art lovers free access to a dazzling range of contemporary art, sculpture and the finest antiquities. Don’t miss Friday night’s Gallery HOP!, which kicks off the Art Weekend with private views, evening receptions and in-store exclusives at some of the Capital’s best art spaces. Various Mayfair galleries (




A Midsummer Night’s Dream

(c) James Miller

19 June-11 July | various venues We’re used to blink-and-you’ll-miss-them theatrical tours popping in and out of the Capital. This summer, however, all 21 performances of Shakespeare’s most magical comedy, directed by Tatty Hennessy, will take place within London’s prettiest parks and squares. Indeed, Shakespeare in the Squares, founded in 2016, gives us an opportunity to catch the best of the Bard in the surrounds of the city’s private squares and gardens, opening up some gloriously verdant corners, previously unseen. Outdoor performance spaces include W2’s Leinster Square, Queen’s Park in NW6 and W11’s Elgin and Arundel Gardens. Various London squares and parks


The Art & Antiques Fair

19-28 June | Olympia London Whether you’re in the market for a new painting to ornament the mantelpiece, or a unique objet d’art to beautify the bedroom, this month, London’s longest-running art and antiques fair has you covered. In fact, with 160 British and international galleries and dealers all together under one roof, you’ll be thoroughly spoilt for choice. Hammersmith Road, W14



Proms at St. Jude’s

22-30 June | St. Jude’s Church North London’s nine-day summer music and literary festival has garnered such support over its 27 year history that it now attracts some 5,500 visitors. This year’s highlights include pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Nevill Holt Opera’s rendition of Mozart’s Così fan Tutte, and of course the extensive LitFest programme for local booky types.

( From decorative objects, to furniture and collectibles, The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia offers a wider choice than any other event in the Capital

Central Square, NW11 (020 3322 8123;



Hot list What to see and do this month

Summer at The Hyde Escape Escape to nature and join The Royal Parks for a summer evening spectacular in the heart of Hyde Park.


Present Laughter

The Hyde Escape is an adult only event packed to the brim with experiences to explore your inner wild side. The perfect blend of themed walks, talks, creative crafts, campfire tales, wildlife encounters and chilled summer vibes, The Hyde Escape is the ultimate kick back Friday.

17 June-10 August | The Old Vic We last saw a cassock-clad Andrew Scott sloping off at the bus stop in devastating fashion. If you’re not familiar with the ‘hot priest’ from the BBC’s Fleabag, you may have caught the Irish actor’s turn as Moriarty in Sherlock. Now, he treads the prestigious boards of The Old Vic as Garry Essendine in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy. Widely regarded as Coward’s most autobiographical work, it is, according to director Matthew Warchus, “a giddy and passionate observation of narcissism, hero worship and loneliness… a laugh-out-loud sex comedy with surprising depths.” Not to be missed.

Experiences run throughout the event and guests can choose their own activity pace – go wild or just relax and watch the natural world go by. Activities include yoga and mindfulness taster sessions, willow weaving, a flower print tote bag workshop, pond dipping or simply relaxing around the campfire.

The Cut, SE1 (0844 871 7628;


Hampstead Summer Festival

23 June-7 July | various venues All the fun of the fair comes to NW3 this summer in what promises to be the neighbourhood’s biggest and best festival yet. Actor and comedian Alan Davies officially opens proceedings, unveiling three community days of fun and frolics. Expect an open art exhibition at Whitestone Pond, where visitors can purchase works featuring Hampstead Heath and local landmarks; a children’s art competition will feature, too, for budding Bridget Rileys or David Hockneys; a garden party at Keats Community Library promises laid-back family fun, while the big fair finale offers over 120 stalls along Heath Street, a funfair, birds of prey, donkey rides, a circus school and a chess challenge. Various venues (


Ticket prices include all activities, food and a welcome cocktail from Urban Cordial. There will also be a cash bar serving drinks throughout the evening. Learn more at 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.



Coastal cool

See in the summer in style with our nautical but nice wishlist. It’s a beach-inspired breath of fresh air






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1. Mindthegap Atoll Algae wallpaper, €150 for three rolls ( | 2. Open front embroidery kaftan, £240 ( | 3. Bloomingville Fisherman’s bamboo pendant lamp, £155 ( | 4. Sea shell sunglasses chain, £60 ( | 5. Ship in a Bottle deckchair, £145 ( | 6. Globe lantern, medium, £98.95 ( | 7. Octopus for Tea fine china 8" plate, £25 (






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No other agent international or independent

sells more property over £2m

in St John’s Wood*

* Source: LonRes: January 2017 – May 2019 based on properties sold in NW8.

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Words Liz Skone James

Looking back

As the fifth and final series of Poldark returns to the BBC this month, Ellise Chappell reflects on how the part of Morwenna has been both career- and life-changing, and tells us about her role in Yesterday

Photography Ahmet Unver Fashion Holly Elgeti | Hair Narad Kutowaroo | Make up Anna Gibson



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llise Chappell is preparing to bid an emotional farewell to Poldark, which will draw to a close at the end of series five this summer. Getting the part of Morwenna Chynoweth in the BBC’s blockbuster adaptation of Winston Graham’s novels was, without question, a career defining moment for the actress. “It has had a huge impact… something I never even expected,” she tells me, enthusiastically, adding, “I have met some incredible people and I’ve done some amazing things. I mean doing a shoot for Fabric magazine – things like that. My God, this is really cool!” she grins. Even knowing little of the story, as a lover of historical drama and dressing up, the role was an irresistible one for Ellise, who tells me: “I just adore period drama, so that was one thing.” But the appeal was, she says, so much more than that. “Morwenna just seemed like an innocent, gentle, sweet character. But then to find that she goes on such a harrowing and turbulent journey was really, really exciting. As an actress it

was definitely a challenge. And I feel like I have gone on such a huge journey with her. I feel so incredibly lucky to have been given the opportunity to tell her story.” Lucky too, to have worked with such a fantastic team, she explains. “The main thing for me is that on set, all the cast, all the crew are just so amazing. And I honestly feel like I have walked away from it with friends for life. It really was like a family, and to have that community and that network was really cool.” She will, she says, miss each and every one of them. Along with that dramatic west country scenery, of course. “Cornwall is so spectacular…” she says, wistfully. “When the weather is good it is such a stunning place. But then when the weather is bad it feels really dramatic and powerful. Especially when you have got a scene that is high emotion, or when something really dramatic is happening.” From drama to comedy, Ellise will also be seen later this month in a supporting role in Yesterday,

written by Richard Curtis, directed by Danny Boyle, and starring Himesh Patel and Lily James. It is the story of a failing songwriter who gets hit by a bus during a power cut and wakes up to find he’s the only person who can remember The Beatles. It sounds completely bonkers, but, with Curtis and Boyle on board, it’s almost guaranteed to be a box office hit. And Ellise is convinced that it is going to be “delightful,” confirming that it was: “so much fun to work on.” So that’s Yesterday, but what about tomorrow? Where future projects are concerned, she says she has no firm ideas about what she’d like to be doing. “So much is being made and there are so many amazing projects. I’m getting all of these scripts and I love reading something and just thinking: oh my gosh! Yesterday I didn’t even know that this project existed, or that this idea had been formed…” she enthuses. “I am still learning, and I am still wanting to experience so much, so for me, at the moment, if a project comes through and it sounds interesting,


Ellise wears, this page: shirt by Kitri London; trousers by Katharine Hamnett London and shoes by Converse Opposite page: skirt and top by Paskal

“I love how accessible it is to go to the theatre here, or go to a gallery. You can find really quite reasonably priced tickets, and you can go to most museums for free” I am so open to it,” she smiles. There would, of course, be dream propositions: “One of my favourite movies last year was Eighth Grade, written and directed by Bo Burnham,” Ellise reveals. “I enjoyed it so much and I would love to work with him. Also Greta Gerwig, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Wes Anderson – I love everything they do…” But ultimately she thinks that what is important for her is to feel challenged: “I really love how small you can be on screen. And how intimate it has to be. It is a doubleedged sword I suppose, because it is quite terrifying how the camera picks up everything, but at the same time that is thrilling, because you are constantly striving for something that is authentic, and for something that feels truthful. I am constantly trying to go out of my comfort zone,” she tells me. “I love that challenge of making myself feel vulnerable.” Perhaps something completely different, then? A stint in the West End? “When I did my training, I did a lot of theatre,” Ellise tells me, “I really love the stage. When


you go to see an amazing play that moves you, that live aspect of it, I just love that. That is why I wanted to do this in the first place, so that I could see that live physical effect. And be there with the actors. So yeah, I would totally love to do theatre again. Alongside TV and film,” she says. The arts scene in London is one of her favourite things about the Capital. “I love how accessible it is to go to the theatre here, or to go to a gallery. You can find really quite reasonably priced tickets, and you can go to most museums for free,” she nods. “It is something that I never really appreciated until quite recently when I have visited other cities and realised: oh my gosh, you have to pay £20 to go to a museum. But here you can go to a museum for free and spend an afternoon just learning something new, which is so cool.” Art, it transpires, would probably have been her plan B. “I loved art at school, especially drawing. I always feel like I would probably have done an art history degree or something. I don’t know what I would have done with it,

but I love art history and I find it so fascinating.” It is though, she confesses, hard to imagine not doing what she is doing now. Galleries and museums aside, Ellise isn’t all about the highbrow pursuits; her guilty pleasure is RuPaul’s Drag Race. “I watch so much mindless TV… I love RuPaul’s Drag Race. It is amazing: that and a jar of gherkins and I’m all set,” she laughs. “I guess that it is not really a guilty pleasure, because it is genuinely an inspiring programme. It makes me feel like I want to be creative, and I feel all pumped up because I just think that they are all so talented and amazing,” she reflects. What else does she do that’s just for her? “I love just seeing friends, being with my family. I am a bit of a history nerd, and I grew up in the countryside, so I like exploring National Trust places. A good day off is going to a stately home,” she laughs. “And I think self-care is really important, even if that just means going to the shop and treating myself to something that I find really delicious, like a punnet of raspberries. Or going for

a picnic and enjoying that sweet, sweet vitamin D on my skin!” Where does she head for a spot of al fresco lunch in the Capital? “One of the things I love about London is how green it is. When you visit other cities and you are away for a while, you start to realise how amazing and green London is. I love Hampstead Heath, Highgate Wood, Waterlow Park – there are so many lovely spots for a picnic,” she grins. Having grown up in the countryside, Ellise is drawn to the leafy loveliness of north London: “I would love to live in north London, surrounded by greenery. It is so beautiful around there, it honestly feels like you are no longer in a big city. It takes a while to adjust to London if you have grown up in the countryside, because obviously the pace is different, and it is so built up. But I definitely call it home now. I just think that it is a really beautiful vibrant city: I love it.” We couldn’t agree more. Poldark returns to BBC One this summer. Yesterday will be in cinemas from 28 June




Style& wellbeing WE LOVE

Bharti Vyas Beauty guru Bharti has been practicing for an incredible 40 years. She’s celebrating the milestone with a gorgeous makeover for her Marylebone salon and a new holistic skin and body care range. A firm believer that beauty on the outside begins on the inside, Bharti works from her serene spot on Chiltern Street alongside daughters Shailu and Priti to offer a full range of topto-toe holistic beauty treatments (incorporating aromatherapy, Ayurveda and acupressure, alongside manual and mechanical lymphatic drainage, microdermabrasion, laser therapy, radio frequency and ultrasound) and Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy. Pop along to check out the new look this month, try the Skin Refresher Treatment, and get a free bottle of Bharti Vyas Self Tanning Lotion: the perfect summer skin prep. The treatment incorporates a full body salt scrub using Ayruvedic friction massage, followed by a coconut oil massage designed to help improve circulation and skin tone, and reduce fluid retention. Skin Refresher Treatment costs £120, Self Tanning Lotion worth £26. Offer valid throughout June. 24 Chiltern Street, W1U (020 7935 5312;


Young LDN Cryoball


’ve a dressing table groaning under the weight of all the beauty toys and gadgets I’ve accumulated over the years, but I’ve never come across anything quite like the Cryoball. One of the hottest therapy trends right now involves plunging the body to almost dangerously sub-zero temperatures, all in the name of offering pain relief, improving muscle recovery, eliminating skin conditions, boosting the metabolic rate to assist weight loss… you name it, Cryotherapy probably does it. While I’m not brave enough to try the full experience, I do want some of those benefits, and this clever little ice ball promises to deliver (and comes endorsed by the likes of Victoria Beckham). Kept in the freezer in its drawstring bag, the surgical-grade stainless steel massage ball claims to depuff and tighten the skin instantly, and I can’t wait to try it (though I do have to wait 24 hours initially in order that it can reach freezing point). Starting with clean skin, I apply serum and begin rolling the ball around my lower face in an upwards-circular motion. It’s cold but bearable, and couldn’t be easier to do. After five minutes my skin definitely feels tighter – like I’ve just come in from a blustery winter’s walk or a day on the slopes – and a quick look in the mirror confirms that it looks it, too. I’m certain that I’m not imagining more defined cheekbones, better contouring around my jaw and less puffiness under my eyes. It’s so quick and easy to do that, as far as I’m concerned, it’s a no-brainer and has quickly become part of my daily routine. LSJ £120 (



Psst… Look out for an exciting joint venture between global-leading medical spa brand Lanserhof and iconic private members’ club The Arts Club this month. Offering a holistic approach to increasing wellbeing under medical supervision, Lanserhof at The Arts Club will incorporate a world-class gym with the most innovative medical treatments from worldleading experts. The Movement Lab promises to change the way you train forever; the first medical gym of its kind in the world, it will offer the highest level of scientific functional analysis to accelerate peak performance. Starting with complimentary assessments by medical and orthopaedic professionals, members will be given a precise picture of their physical body in order to understand how to meet its needs and their future goals. The most advanced Technogym equipment will make it easy to follow individual plans and track results, while a range of therapies – including physiotherapy, spiroergometry and cryotherapy – will be available to complement athletic training. And a menu of dedicated Energy Cuisine will be available in the Members’ Lounge. All of which will make it virtually impossible to fail in achieving your fitness goals. 17-18 Dover Street, W1S (020 3967 6969; )


Boujo Hake Inspired by World Environment Day this month, we’ve been seeking out sustainable, ethical fashion brands, and one of our favourites hails from right here in north London. Primrose Hill neighbours Nadia Boujo and Kathrin Hake launched Boujo Hake, their gorgeous underwear and luxury basics line – a celebration of the natural female silhouette – late last year. Frustrated by the overtly sexy or simply badly fitting styles available on the high street, they set about creating a collection that was beautifully minimal in style, with a hint of nostalgia and a real emphasis on comfort and fit. Everything is designed in London and made in UK factories that respect both the environment and their workforce. Materials, mostly organic cotton, are sustainably sourced, and packaging is 100 per cent recycled and 100 per cent biodegradable. Feelgood fashion at its best.

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Food& drink


KALEIDO With picnic season upon us, we think we’ve found the ultimate pack-up. As healthy as a salad, as playful as sushi and as convenient as a sandwich, KALEIDO rolls are the brainchild of Londoner Laura Mimoun. Taking Vietnamese summer rolls as her inspiration, she decided to wrap light, delicious salad ingredients in transparent rice paper. Think smoked salmon, cucumber, cream cheese and dill; chicken Caesar; tamari roasted aubergine, spring onion, sesame and chilli; and white and red cabbage, carrot, courgette and peanut sauce. Laura says: “Our salad rolls remind us of a kaleidoscope, the magical toy from our childhood: a tube full of colours, beautiful shapes and endless combinations. We believe

eating well is about being a bit clever: stripping away the unnecessary and adding in plenty of good stuff!” And we think she’s right – these gorgeous rolls don’t just look great, they taste delicious, and at around 100 calories apiece, they’re healthy, too. Not to mention being ohso convenient to eat. We’re not the only fans: KALEIDO were awarded Gold in lunch! 2018’s prestigious Innovation Challenge Awards. No wonder Selfridges were so keen to host them as a pop-up in their Foodhall this summer. Prices start from £4.95 for a box of 2. KALEIDO rolls are also available at Bodyism Fenwick, Bodyism Westbourne Grove and for delivery via

Psst… The Big Mamma group, the team behind Shoreditch’s gloriously OTT, critically-acclaimed 1950s Capri-themed trattoria, Gloria, are set to open a new outpost in Fabric territory this month. Circolo Popolare promises to bring Sicilian coast sunshine to the heart


of Fitzrovia: 20,000 bottles of spirits will line the walls and thousands of festoon lights will adorn the ceiling, while an abundance of green plants will evoke Mediterranean vibes in the vibrant 9,000 sq ft restaurant. The space on Rathbone Square will accommodate

280 covers – 60 of those on an outdoor terrace – and will serve up a feast of small cicchetti as well as larger platters for sharing. Expect metre-long pizzas loaded with San Marzano tomato and creamy burrata from Puglia; sfoglia norma (a giant silk handkerchief pasta

alla norma-style); and show stopping centrepieces from the Sicilian grill, like calamari e lemoni and pork skewers al arrabiata. It all promises to be Insta-tastic. Keep your eyes peeled for more details…






eing of Glaswegian descent, I was excited to learn that fine Scottish dining was finally coming to west London. Introduced to Notting Hill by dream team Jackson Boxer and Andrew Clarke, Orasay has its sights set on becoming both a neighbourhood stalwart and a destination restaurant. No mean feat. Named after an island in the Outer Hebrides, it feels somehow fitting that we visit the restaurant on a dark and rainy evening. Inside it is cosy and candle-lit; a palette of hand dyed linen, reclaimed antique French oak and limewashed walls have been chosen to reflect the simple approach to food, and the quality of the raw ingredients used. With that in mind, it is no surprise that the menu is small but thoughtfully curated, dominated by Hebridean seafood. While we peruse it we enjoy a chilled glass of Crémant de Limoux and a Paloma signature cocktail (I’m no grapefruit lover but mixed here with tequila it opens my eyes to new possibilities). For starters we order beef and tuna tartare, and wood-roasted langoustines. Both dishes are exquisitely fresh and beautifully presented. Next up, we can’t resist sharing the 60-day aged shorthorn rib chop; 850 grams of melt in the mouth beef joy, served with an anchovy hollandaise, ubiquitous fries on the side and some white sprouting broccoli and bitter leaves, with a delicious but seemingly simple Champagne and elderflower dressing that I know I will never be able to recreate at home. There are seven wines available on tap, so we take the recommendation of our friendly waitress and enjoy a glass of white with the starter and red with the main.

Planning a party? Say hello to the Capital’s first ever cocktail delivery service. Re-inventing the ‘at home’ drinking experience, Fitzrovia favourite Liquorette invites you to put your feet up and let them deliver their freshly-made cocktails straight to your door, in under an hour. Making it oh-so easy to bluff your way to becoming the perfect host. You can choose from the bar’s All Star selection – a range of classic cocktails with a Liquorette twist – or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, create your own custom concoction. When your order arrives, show off your pro skills with the personalised Liquorette shaker, strain over ice and serve with the fresh garnish provided. Bottoms up. Shakers are 100 per cent recyclable, or return to the bar to receive £5 off takeaway cocktails. Delivery service available within an 8 km radius, or from Deliveroo within a 2.5 km radius.

We are full to bursting but it would be rude not to sample the dessert offerings; pear, walnut, honey and Laphroaig whisky millefeuille for me and an utterly delicious bread ice cream for my partner. We wash it all down with a delicious digestif – a Poire William eau de vie from G. Miclo. Excellent food, warm and knowledgeable service and a buzzy atmosphere make for a fabulous evening. Orasay is certainly a welcome addition to the ’hood. BP 31 Kensington Park Road, W11 (020 7043 1400;


Cutter & Squidge cake decorating masterclasses We couldn’t be more excited that our favourite all-natural bakery has just introduced decorating masterclasses. Back in 2013, north London sisters Annabel and Emily Lui invented Biskies in their tiny kitchen, Annabel would cut and Emily would squidge... and so Cutter & Squidge was born. In less than a year they were being stocked at Selfridges and Harrods. The sisters now sell more than 50,000 Biskies a month, plus a host of other delicious sweet treats, from their two London stores, alongside serving a sell-out afternoon tea from their Soho ‘Potion Room’. In line with their all-natural baking ethos, the hands-on decorating classes at the new Threadneedle Street store will

teach foodies how they can ditch the food dye for good, using natural colourings to achieve fantastic results. Decorating techniques will also be a part of the classes, with participants going away able to design and create their own cakes, skilled in the art of using buttercream and able to construct a semi-naked layer cake. We can’t wait. Classes from £70 per person or £560 for an exclusive group booking. For dates and more details, see




Summer gooseberry & raspberry upside-down cake with clouds of rose water cream LONDON FOODIE

Theo Hill

Head chef at Gold When I was a child I wanted to be… lots of different things, but mostly Tom Cruise. The first thing I cooked was… probably a doughboy: dough wrapped around the end of a green sapling and toasted over a camp fire, then filled with butter and golden syrup. My kitchen heroes are… Claudia Roden, Keith Floyd and Theo Randall. My fail-safe dinner party menu is… poached chicken, lentils and salsa verde. It’s super easy to prepare, leaving me with plenty of time to hang out with my guests. Serves



f you’re looking for a show-stopping dessert to impress guests this summer, this glorious confection from renowned food writer, stylist and broadcaster Rosie Birkett ought to do the trick. It comes from her new book, The Joyful Home Cook (HarperCollins, £20), which celebrates the possibilities and pleasures that homemade food can bring us when we take the time to seek out, prepare and cook good things to eat and share. Rosie says: “This juicy upsidedown cake is reminiscent of macaroons and Turkish delight, with rose water-laced clouds of whipped cream, baked summer fruit and almond and coconut sponge. Pairing tart gooseberries with raspberries gives it a sweet, sour and textural contrast with pockets of moist fruit keeping every mouthful interesting. The sponge can easily be made ahead and topped with the cream and flower petals just before serving.”

Photography (c) Helen Cathcart

INGREDIENTS Butter, for greasing 50g flaked almonds 250g raspberries 250g gooseberries, washed and any little dry brown tails pinched off 100g plain flour 2 tsp baking powder pinch of fine salt 100g ground almonds 100g desiccated coconut 4 eggs 120g golden caster sugar 100ml whole milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tbsp olive oil rose petals or other edible flowers, to serve For the rose water cream 400ml double cream 1 tbsp golden caster sugar 3 tsp rose water


My last meal on earth would be… rib eye, horseradish and a pint of ale.

METHOD Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas 6, grease a round 22cm cake tin and line it with baking parchment. Scatter half the flaked almonds over the base of the cake tin, followed by the berries and the rest of the almonds. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and ground almonds into a bowl, add the desiccated coconut and stir to combine. Put the eggs and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment and whisk on medium speed for a few minutes until frothy, then whisk in the milk, vanilla extract and olive oil. Alternatively, use a bowl and an electric hand-held whisk. Fold the frothy egg mix into the dry ingredients to make a thick but wet batter. Pour this over the berries and bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the cake tin, then turn it out onto a plate, with the gooseberries on top. Using a balloon whisk and elbow grease, or very gingerly with a stand mixer, whip the cream with the caster sugar until it reaches soft, floppy peaks (keeping a close eye on it so that you don’t over-whip it). When it’s almost at the perfect soft consistency, add the rose water and mix it through. Pile the rose water cream on top of the cake and scatter with rose petals or other edible flowers.

When I feel down… I bake. Nothing makes me feel better than pulling a loaf or a pie out of the oven. My favourite London restaurant is… Hereford Road. It must be the most underrated restaurant in London. My ultimate London day consists of… walking from Broadway Market along Regent’s Canal, past Victoria Park, finishing off at Crate Brewery. Gold is now open at 95 Portobello Road, W11 (020 3146 0747;

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

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Travel News Discovering Our Planet Feeling inspired by Netflix’s Our Planet, with Sir David Attenborough, we asked Trailfinders to pick some of their most incredible holidays exploring the unique wonders of the natural world.

New Season, new style


en years after it first opened, Washington, D.C.’s Dupont Circle Hotel will complete a multimilliondollar refurbishment this month. And the American outpost of the luxury Doyle Collection, which has always been popular thanks to its enviable location, looks set to become an even firmer favourite in the capital. Following the success of his stunning Coral Room transformation at The Collection’s Bloomsbury Hotel, Martin Brudnizki was called in to sprinkle his magic over the new restaurant and bar. With its dark wood panelling and geometric tiled floors, Doyle oozes mid-century glamour – the perfect spot to indulge in an ice-cold martini while soaking up the panoramic views of Dupont Circle. Meanwhile, white timber walls, marble-topped tables and plush velvet bench seating are a fitting backdrop to chef Marlon Rambaran’s farm-to-table fare at The Pembroke. Upstairs, Clodagh Design were tasked with creating a breathtaking penthouse suite. At 5,000 sq ft it is the largest in the city and boasts an enormous garden terrace with views of the Washington Monument. We think there’s no better base for a visit to the USA’s capital. Rates from $300 per night (

Summer of Funchal Madeira is having a moment: it was awarded World’s Leading Island Destination for the fourth consecutive year at the 2018 World Travel Awards and The Guardian named it on their holiday hotlist for 2019. Ever popular with an older timeshare crowd, the tiny volcanic island with its yearround sunshine, jagged coastlines, mountainous terrain and exotic tropical gardens is beginning to draw a younger, more active crowd, and adventure and wellness tourism is booming. If you’re planning a trip, there’s only one place to stay – the newly opened

Savoy Palace, near Funchal’s stylish Old Town. The resort boasts an 11-room destination spa, inspired by the island’s UNESCO World Heritage Site Laurissilva Forest, as well as a number of restaurants and bars, a kids’ club, various tempting swimming pools and

a ‘boutique-hotel-within-a-hotel’ offering an exclusive space for suite guests. The only member of The Leading Hotels of The World on the island, it is setting new standards in contemporary luxury accommodation on Madeira. The bold, curved structure has been designed by award-winning RH+ Architecture and Nini Andrade Silva, one of Portugal’s most famous interior designers, whose work includes the new W São Paulo and Nini Design Centre Funchal. Better get booking. The hotel opens on 10 June (

Arctic polar bears The WWF reports that Canada is home to two-thirds of the world’s remaining polar bears. Learn more about this species on a holiday in Northern Canada staying in Lazy Bear Lodge, which was crafted over 10 years by a passionate local couple who are committed to sustainable tourism and protection of Arctic wildlife. Costa Rican dolphins Spinner dolphins are famous for incredible acrobatic feats. A 13-day Trailfinders’ Costa Rica holiday includes travel from the rugged Pacific Coast to the laidback Caribbean via scenic rivers and misty cloud forests. Arabian oryx in the desert Once extinct in the wild, breeding programmes mean there are now more than 1,000 wild oryx across the Arabian Peninsula. The Al Maha resort is set within 150 sq miles of pristine desert, surrounded by the majestic Hajar Mountains. Since its opening, Al Maha has led the region’s conservation efforts. Bat clouds in Borneo Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak, Borneo became a UNESCO World Heritage Area in the year 2000. Here you will find Deer Cave – the largest cave passage in the world and home to many species of bats. At dusk, witness an amazing spectacle of nature as more than a million free-tailed bats emerge from the cave in formation to forage for insects in the rainforest. For details on all of these trips, and other wildlifeinspired adventures, call 020 7084 6500 to speak to a Trailfinders expert, or visit



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Left: no South African trip would be complete without a safari Below: Cape Town’s stunning cityscape is best seen from the air


ON THE ROAD With nine different provinces, South Africa is a vast destination offering more bucket-list experiences than you’d ever expect. And who better to guide you through them than the locals who live there? by Emily Adams


hink South Africa and you instantly conjure up images of safaris tracking down the Big Five, afternoons sipping on world-class wine and a vibrant nation with a deeply complex history. But in a country so vast, and with so many stories to tell, those stereotypes barely scratch the dusty surface of Table Mountain. In reality, the southern tip of Africa offers more than any traveller could hope to achieve in one visit. So where do you begin? Hugging the southern coast is the treasured Garden Route, a coastal drive where azure seas roll up against the mountains. It’s a great starting point for first-time visitors and it’s where we kick off our trip. Ensuring we won’t miss a thing, the Tourism Board have lined up 12 expert guides around the country to help us on our way. From a local graffiti curator in Cape Town to a marine biologist in Gansbaai, there’s a friendly face waiting to greet us at each stop along the route.

Cape Town

Touching down in Cape Town, after an 11-hour flight, we only need to wind our watches forward one hour. With such a small time difference, there’s no unwelcome jetlag to interfere with our travels and we waste no time in getting acquainted with one of the country’s three capital cities. South Africa may still be emerging from a challenging past, with water shortages and electricity restrictions a prevalent concern, but seeing the city from the skies with a helicopter tour around the coast I see a positive end to the story emerging. I can pick out the brightly

painted houses in Bo-Kaap, the bustling hub of activity at the marina and the surprising colony of African penguins at Boulders Beach. Landing back on solid ground, we meet our first local guide, artist Juma Mkwela, who hosts walking tours around the Woodstock area. He shows us vibrant murals adorning the walls and houses in each street. In the early stages, he explains, the locals opposed the idea, thinking art belonged in a gallery, not on their homes. Over time, they’ve taken art to the streets, where now you’ll find more than 100 pieces by local and international artists, brightening up Cape Town’s back roads. Afterwards, we head straight for the iconic Table Mountain, which frames the city, and sits beneath a table cloth of clouds. We visit in the afternoon as the temperature cools and are rewarded as a most breath-taking sunset seeps into the horizon. Within minutes of sundown, the city beams with light like someone has switched the generator back on.


From here, it’s time to hit the road. Cliché or not, you really can’t visit South Africa without stopping off at one of the many winelands. We meet local wine guru André Morgenthal in the prestigious wine region of Stellenbosch. Having worked in the industry for 30 years, what he doesn’t know about wine just isn’t worth knowing. With a swirling mix of continental and Mediterranean climates, he tells us that South Africa provides some of the world’s most nutrient-rich land. Each wine – and we get to taste a glass, or five – including the national grape Pinotage, may get shipped over to the UK, but it tastes best on a balmy summer’s day in the Western Cape.


Further along the coast, our road trip takes us to Gansbaai for an ocean safari. Africa summons thoughts of lions and leopards on dusty plains, rather than sharks and seals, but the life beneath the




Opposite page: sculpted from stone, wood and glass, the Ukhozi Lodge nestles subtly into the landscape Left: giraffes roam the 10,000 hectares of unspoilt African wilderness at Kariega Private Game Reserve Below: a treetop paradise, the stilted villas at Tsala Treetop Lodge feature private infinity pools

ocean is just as rich and fascinating. On a Dyer Island cruise with Marine Dynamics and the Conservation Trust, we see great white sharks, thousands of cape fur seals, African penguins (four of which we help release back into the water) and humpback dolphins, too. In peak season there’s even a chance of spotting the Bryde’s and humpback whales. These regular ocean safaris don’t just give visitors the chance to see the wildlife up close, but it’s also a way to monitor, observe and protect the marine animals, just as game reserves protect wildlife on land.

Plettenberg Bay

Arriving in Plettenberg Bay, we’re treated to the sounds of the ocean, fresh seafood and expansive white sandy shores. But moments away from the coast, we arrive in a whole new world: Tsala Treetop Lodge, a paradise playground for adults where a web of villas on stilts peer out through the indigenous forest. Surprisingly, not a single leaf or tree trunk has been moved or chopped down in the process, but still it offers the height of luxury in an eco-friendly fashion. “The best thing to do in Tsala is nothing,” we’re advised as soon as we arrive. Instead, we simply listen to the morning birdsong

and the happy chatter of baboons swinging through the trees. Our villa features its own infinity plunge pool (unheated as a conscious environmental decision), glassfronted rooms and carefully considered architectural design to give a secluded home in the most exotic location.

Kariega Game Reserve, Kenton-on-Sea

When you stumble across pure paradise, it’s no easy task saying goodbye, but something tells me that the final stop of our road trip will be worth it. We drive to Kariega Game Reserve, near Kenton-onSea, in the Eastern Cape in search of that other Big Five. I’ve learned a lot from our local tour guides, but the locals here are a little wilder… and of the four-legged variety, too. Rhinos, hippos, buffalo, elephants and lions await and within minutes, giraffes

inquisitively crane their necks to check out their new neighbours. We stay at the Ukhozi Lodge, one of five luxury lodges on the reserve. The crescentshaped infinity pool gives panoramic views over the valley: it’s greener than I was expecting, but then again, I know by now that South Africa is full of surprises. Each morning and afternoon my fellow safari-goers and I head out for a game drive with our ranger Ben, who knows the 10,000 hectares like it’s his back garden. With his help we spot four of the Big Five – only the elusive leopard escaping us. We step outside the safety of our vehicle and into the Jurassic world for a bushwalk, where Ben guides us among giraffes, zebras and ostriches. The evening ends with a traditional boma dinner served under a canopy of stars and around a central fire with braai (barbecue-style) food. As we near the end of our safari experience I’ve collected countless memories, photos and stories, but there’s one more animal waiting to meet us. A baby elephant, just two months old, bounds out of the bushes towards us, flanked by mum and dad protectively watching over her. The rest of the herd graze peacefully, nonplussed by the group of people observing them. As the sun falls to meet the horizon, the sky glows pink and I look around, counting no less than 12 African elephants – multiple generations, all shapes and sizes. For once we make like the locals, put down our cameras and succumb to the moment, all in silent agreement that this is the most memorable, other-worldly experience we could have been given on our final day. Consider that bucket-list well and truly ticked off. Travelbag is offering 10 nights in South Africa, including three nights at the 3* AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront (room only), three nights at the 4* Protea Hotel Knysna Quays (bed and breakfast), two nights at the 5* Tsala Treetop Lodge (bed and breakfast) and two nights at the 5* Kariega Ukhozi Lodge (all inclusive), plus direct return flights from LGW with Emirates and car hire throughout, from £1,919pp. To book, visit, call 020 3139 7026 or go to a Travelbag shop. For more details, visit and






the country Spectacularly indulgent, a stay at this Buckinghamshire gem will indulge all of your country house fantasies, but in the most selfless manner possible by Lucy Coles


uring my blissful Sunday massage at Hartwell House it strikes me that although I’m indulging myself quite spectacularly this weekend, I am also ‘putting something back’. You see, the hotel was donated to the National Trust in 2008, so all profits go to restoring it and other worthy country piles in need of TLC. It’s a minibreak with a dash of sustainability – so 2019! This is a proper country house hotel with impeccable staff. As you sweep up the drive towards the honey-stoned Georgian façade and step into the great hall, with its imposing portraits and huge fireplace, you feel you are arriving at your aristocratic aunt’s place. You attempt to drink your first cup of tea more

elegantly than usual as a result. But this isn’t a fusty place by any means. London is only an hour and a half away after all. An overheard coffee order of “skinny latte with half a shot of decaf ” was accepted and delivered without so much as a raised eyebrow; breakfast includes the ubiquitous avocado on sourdough (though bacon and eggs seem more appropriate somehow). Our pre-dinner drinks are expertly mixed in the oak-panelled bar, which, somewhat ironically, used to serve as a prayer room. Dinner is perfect fillet steak in the flickering candlelight of a John Soanesesque dining room. Bedrooms are sumptuous – much drapery, ornaments and art – with every comfort, from

coffee machine to flat screen and a piping hot rain shower in the bathroom. Downstairs, the Rococo-style morning room and library offer expansive views over the 90-acre estate – designed by a Capability Brown contemporary. It’s worth borrowing wellies to explore (especially if, like me, you arrive in cream ankle boots). A leisurely half hour stroll takes in the pavilions and monuments dotted around the park, including a pretty bridge over the lake – a piece of which was borrowed from the original Kew Bridge in the 19th century. Inside the house, you’ll want to eschew the lifts in favour of floating up and down the grand staircase, which is lined with rather startling carved wooden figures (if you look carefully, you’ll spot Margaret Thatcher and Winston Churchill in the line-up). Hartwell’s particular charm is that it is not such a huge country estate that you couldn’t at least imagine living here one day – joining a long line of illustrious inhabitants, from kings of England and France all the way through to the girls who boarded here when it was a finishing school up until the 1980s. Though hearing the complex story of renovations over the years, it feels best that the National Trust has taken it on. There has been a dwelling on this site for 1,000 years and with the passion of its current guardians, we can dare to hope it will still be here in another 1,000. Bed and breakfast prices start from £240 per night, based on two sharing a classic room. Oxford Road, nr. Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP17 8NR (


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Fflur Owen

This Royal College of Art graduate creates contemporary leather specimen sculptures. Meticulously hand-crafted and fused with organic materials such as clay and wood, her nature-inspired forms are endlessly fascinating. The Welsh-born designer-maker draws on the industrial architecture of a large urban regeneration project that caught her eye, as well as the work of renowned textile artist and printmaker Anni Albers. It’s little wonder her modern monochrome pieces offer intricate textures and bold forms, mimicking the architecture of the natural world. Indeed, her hand-sculpted clay vessels, decorated with hundreds of leather discs, wouldn’t look out of place in a coral reef. (

Sand Buchanan

This London-based furniture maker crafts Japanese and Scandinavian inspired pieces from timber sustainably grown in the UK. Think strikingly minimal wooden stools, desks


and chairs. Sand, who was born and brought up in India, spent much of his formative years inspired by its rich culture. He witnessed first-hand various pieces taking shape and developed a strong appreciation of crafts and the skilled artists behind them. It is this global outlook that continues to inspire the designermaker, not only in his designs but in the materials he chooses to work with, too. (

Rachna Garodia

Based at west London’s Kindred Studios, Rachna creates hand-woven and handembroidered textiles, ranging from cushions to space dividers to wall art. She combines ancient techniques with unorthodox found materials, such as paper, plastic, bark, flowers and even wheat pod. Her tapestries aim to bring the outside in, adding a sense of calm to the interior space with their soft, neutral palette and tactile textures. Raw and experimental, Rachna’s work evokes the simple pleasures that

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North Londoner Richard Evans is a furniture maker with a focus on simplifying pieces without compromising their functionality or playfulness. His homewares are made from timber that’s been sustainably grown in the UK, while his work gives Japanese and Scandinavian design a knowing nod with its clean, minimalist aesthetic. Richard works with steel, too, and has developed a technique for bending and shaping the material into beautiful forms. The new designer’s 4 Point milking stools comprise tripod bases in primary brights, juxtaposed with the simple beauty of a smooth, ash seat with its arresting natural patina. (



Ula Saniawa graduated with an MA in architecture from the London Met. The ceramic artist deals in both large-scale installations and ornate house jewels: hand-pinched porcelain pieces that are as delicate as paper flowers. But whatever the scale, Ula’s focus is processbased design that’s grounded in tactility. Her work is all about the honesty of the material: its unpredictability, imperfections and makers’ marks are all part of its beauty. Ula’s shell-like vessels offer an ethereal quality, each one unique in its undulating form and apparent fragility and it’s this organic, human connection – from maker to object to us – that we love. (


Below: Victoria makes a statement with matching sofa and wallpaper in Lotus Palmette by Soane

Below: Opulent fabrics, contemporary artworks and soft lighting add to the luxurious layered look


Victoria Cator Interior designer and perfumer by Ali Howard


ith her eponymous luxury home fragrance brand, Victoria Cator’s dwelling naturally smells divine, but this is not the only assault on the senses. The perfumer lives in a glorious five-bed house that sits pretty in one of London’s most sought after conservation areas, and it’s filled with opulent textures, bold prints and arresting artworks. The property, set over four floors, is formed from two original mews houses, and has seen various extensions over the years, “including some 1970s additions that would never be allowed today,” Victoria admits. She bought the house over three years ago and shares it with her two grown-up sons, “who come and go”, Victoria has implemented a complete makeover that saw the house sympathetically restored to be in fitting with the other Georgian houses on the road. “I fell in love with the cobbled street and the width of the property,” she says, and it’s clear that as a property purchaser, Victoria leads more with heart than head – a strategy that’s more than paid off here. “Often, it’s just a feeling,” she explains. “When I was looking for a house I really wanted a garden. Mine only has a terrace, but the overall vibe was so good I was willing to forgo a garden.” Indoors, scent is of utmost importance to Victoria, who uses her superior nose to match mood and ambience with


her carefully curated décor. “In the world of design, the ability to engage with the senses is crucial, and one’s sense of smell is no exception,” she says. “The use of scent in the living and working space enhances the décor and has a positive effect on how we feel.” Victoria’s olfactory moods change from woody to floral depending on the time of year and even time of day. She has a knack for matching colours and textures, too, with wallcoverings and upholstery often playfully paired: her forest green velvety walls echo the fabric of an antique armchair, while a corner sofa blends seamlessly with the red and white jacquard print wallpaper behind it. “It’s Lotus Palmette by Soane,” she confirms. Victoria describes her interiors style as “classical with a minimal twist”, but there’s a fair dose of English whimsy in there, too. However you label it, each room has undoubtedly been put together with a lot of thought. “There is sometimes the temptation to gild the lily, when actually a less is more approach achieves a much more inviting space,” she says. There are no gilded lilies here but rather cut flowers in their natural glory everywhere you turn, adding a splash of colour, yes, but also, fragrance. Is character important, too? Period features, a sense of history? “I love a bit of character,” Victioria confirms.


Clockwise from top: Victoria’s dark green velvety walls are a soft, homely touch; an enviable art and antiques collection offers interesting focal points; dinner parties here are an intimate affair



Clockwise from top: Victoria’s inviting hallway in cosy neutrals; a light and bright colour palette meets classical style in the bedroom; fresh cut flowers offer natural fragrance

“Quite often you come across a property that’s actually devoid of any character or period features but, with clever design, you can create a space that reflects a sense of history, even in the most contemporary of spaces.” Victoria’s antiques collection features some very special furniture pieces from yesteryear: “I’ve been lucky to have had some pieces passed down from my family,” she says. “My favourite is a 19th century French backgammon table, which sits under the window in my sitting room. Everybody who walks into the room is drawn to it and immediately feels the urge to sit down and throw the dice!” Add to this Victoria’s eclectic mix of modern and classical artworks and you have character in abundance. “My favourite picture in the house is a painting by Vicente Puig, which reminds me of my parents and my childhood.” The perfumer has her favourite go-to brands for décor and her taste is to be admired. The likes of Claremont feature for their fabulous fabrics: “They’re timeless and their colour palette has a sense of bygone glamour,” she enthuses. “I also adore Soane for their style of classical simplicity. Their collection of wicker furniture and accessories, along with their wallpapers and fabrics, is second to none.” Victoria’s favourite spot in the house is her study, positioned quietly at the back of the property, and offering a dual functionality as both office and sitting room. “It makes for a very calm working environment,” she smiles. It is from here, no doubt, that she’s inspired to think up her next move for the brand: “I’m very excited about the launch of two new fragrances coming out this summer,” she says, “along with a range of diffusers and room sprays. I’m also in the process of developing my first eau de parfum, which I hope to launch in 2020!” Watch this (floral) space.





This fantastic brand new 5 to 7 bedroom detached family home extends to approximately 4,121 sq. ft (382 sq. m.) and has been built to the highest of standards.

The house has a good sized front garden with a lawned area, and gated off street parking for 2 cars, and is within easy walking distance of a number of highly soughtafter nursery, primary and secondary schools and to the extensive facilities and transport links at Golders Green. Hampstead Village is easily accessible and can be walked to through the park and across Hampstead Heath.


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GREAT EXPECTATIONS With a background in high-end property development, Paul Hopkins and his wife Jane knew exactly who to turn to when it came to creating their dream home



Paul and Jane Hopkins knew from day one that Octagon were the developer to build their dream home. As Managing Director of St James Developments – part of Berkeley Group PLC – Paul Hopkins was well aware of Octagon’s well-established reputation, delivering high specification homes in the most desirable locations. Paul comments, “I trusted Octagon from day one, as they share a similar ethos to my company, never compromising on attention to detail or specification. There is a true art to house building, engineering out complexity without losing quality, and Octagon deliver this like nobody else.” The Hopkinses spent a number of years searching for the perfect spot to build, eventually finding a 0.6-acre plot on one of Northwood’s premier residential roads. They already knew the estate well, having lived there for five years before temporarily moving away to downsize. Once grandchildren were on the scene they wanted the space to entertain, so upsizing was back on the cards.

Paul explains: “Our aim was to find the worst possible house on the best possible plot in the best road, to knock down the existing property and build a home to our exact specification. The plot we finally settled on was perfect, backing on to a bridle path and Ruislip Woods – we just needed the house to match.” Octagon’s Bespoke team began by showing the Hopkinses a number of their earlier projects, showcasing the quality of product delivered, and providing inspiration for their own bespoke home. Paul mentions: “One particular home in Virginia Water stood out to us, and by coincidence was the perfect dimensions to fit on our plot. It was a huge benefit to be able to walk around a home that near mimicked what we were building, giving a feeling of the sense of space and light that we would achieve in our new home; a particularly rare luxury for any new build property.” With planning submitted and approved, following the inclusion of a number of mature trees to mitigate the

loss of a large oak, work soon commenced on their 6,500 sq ft, three-storey, six bed/ six bath Bespoke home, with the project completed before Christmas 2018. Paul says: “We couldn’t be happier with the end result. Every element is exactly as we envisaged, from the exquisite stone detailing on the exterior, to the beautiful landscaping surrounding the home.” “If I had to pick a favourite room, it would be the master en suite. Hidden behind pocket doors leading from the generous master bedroom, the bathroom is a masterclass in the use of book-matched marble. A feature bath sits central to a quadruple length walk-in shower, whilst a substantial roof-light offers views of mature oak trees, providing a wonderful connection with the outdoors.” Small details make a huge impact, with coffered ceilings throughout the ground floor reception rooms creating a unique and visually interesting feature, while L-shaped glass partitions on each side of the dining room enhance the sense of openness and provide a practical barrier to prevent kitchen aromas travelling through the ground floor. Paul comments: “Natural light is hugely important to us, so we incorporated a window that sweeps the height of the home, overlooking the southfacing garden; the result is a

mesmerising column of light which greets us every morning.” The Hopkinses brought onboard interior design agency Killer5 from the very start of the project, meaning important details such as the placement of electrical sockets and lighting layouts were established before the first spade hit the soil. Paul adds: “Not only did this make the process smoother and more efficient, but it also meant that the total cost stayed close to the original estimate.” “Unlike other developers and industries where you see a basic model and know you need to spend considerably more for the added luxuries, at Octagon a premium brand specification is the starting point. We chose to spend extra on media equipment, integrated ceiling speakers and security, but crucial details, from the taps in the bathrooms to the kitchen appliances, were all high specification as standard.” Paul finishes: “Working for one of the most successful and detailed developers in the UK, it was inevitably going to be tough to really impress me, but Octagon did just that. Now we get to wake up in our dream home every day, and that never could have happened without Octagon.”

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Belsize Park

Don’t let the fact that there isn’t an actual park put you off – with the Heath and Primrose Hill both within easy jogging (or strolling) distance, there’s acres of green space virtually on the doorstep. And the wide, tree-lined streets feel a world away from central London – which is, incidentally, a mere three miles away. Beautifully situated indeed. Architecturally speaking, there’s an aesthetically pleasing mix of Victorian stucco fronted homes, as well as Georgian, Arts and Crafts and Regency gems. Lucky locals also benefit from an eclectic mix of independent shops, cafés and restaurants and a real sense of community spirit

Did you know? Around the start of the nineteenth century, the area was divided into nine leasehold estates, each containing a grand country house with a handful of lodges in its parkland. The biggest of these was the now infamous Belsize House. Terraces of houses were built north of England’s Lane in the mid-1820s, but development only began in earnest after 1850 when, one by one, the big houses were demolished and their grounds covered with detached or semidetached houses. Each development was named for the house it replaced, such as the Rosslyn Grove estate and the Hillfield estate, but the largest was the Belsize Park estate on the site of Belsize House, which ultimately gave its name to the entire suburb.


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“I live in Belsize Village in Belsize Park, a beautiful buzzy and friendly village where everybody knows everybody else. Every morning I take our dogs out to Hampstead Heath and stop on my way back at Crescent Fruiterers, the local greengrocer, for my daily berry fix and other healthy goodies. Belsize Kitchen is the place to go for lunch: it offers very tasty soup, made freshly every day. For dinner my favourites are the Greek restaurant Retsina – I love their fresh fish mezze – and the

Lebanese restaurant Teta’s, for their signature salad. Pivoine is our neighbourhood nail spa, offering on trend manicures and pedicures using toxin-free, vegan nail polish, as well as waxing and threading. I am a big fan. Our local Village Pharmacy gives me the best advice on medication and healthier beauty products. I’ve always used Pyramid for dry cleaning, and I’m not alone, they are so good that people come the distance to use their services.”

Street hearts Belsize Park

England’s Lane

One of the area’s oldest byways is now the hub of the local community: bursting with life, it’s lined with boutiques and restaurants aplenty


Orly Lehmann Knight Frank

“We have many applicants registered who are looking to buy in NW3. Despite Brexit, we’ve been extremely busy with viewings and have exchanged on our highest number of deals in a year. This shows there’s plenty of activity and the deals being done are with motivated sellers and buyers.”

Mark Pollack Aston Chase

Eton Avenue

Home to grand Queen Annestyle red brick and stuccofronted houses; foodies will love the weekly farmers’ market that takes place here

Primrose Gardens

Houses on this leafy and lovely crescent are highly sought after, and, with its pretty, oval central garden, we can see why

“Belsize Park is architecturally diverse with an eclectic range of period, contemporary and mews style housing. But it is perhaps best known for the splendid white stucco residences that dominate much of the landscape. Renowned for its sense of community, supported by numerous excellent schools and a diverse range of shops and cafés, it could justifiably be described as north London’s secret gem.”



Local heroes Il Primo, NW3

“The décor is relaxing, the ambience excellent… tasty food with good service. And it’s well run by a friendly team,” says Vivienne Harris of Heathgate on this neighbourhood Italian eatery. Belsize Park locals really do experience la dolce vita here: Il Primo’s menu promises a tour of Italy – and more than delivers with its offering of traditional fare. Think saltimbocca di pollo, veal alla Milanese, gnocci con gamberi e pesto… these dishes even sound delectable with less romantic English translations. For very special occasions, wash it all down with a 2004 Dom Pérignon from the wine list. 2B England’s Lane, NW3 (020 7586 4755;

XUL Architecture, NW3

Philip Green from Goldschmidt and Howland recommends this Belsize Park architecture practice as his local hero, and with their philosophy of putting natural light at the heart of their designs, it’s apt that the spotlight’s on them. Arguing that light has a positive impact on spatial quality, wellbeing, productivity and creativity, XUL has carried out extensive research into bringing more life-enhancing natural light into building design, and of course, our family homes. 33 Belsize Lane, NW3 (020 7431 9014;

Everyman, NW3

Going to the flicks should be an event, but that doesn’t have to mean a trip to the bustling West End. Right here in Belsize Park, residents can enjoy a cinematic experience that’s altogether more relaxing, thanks to this smaller chain of venues with its community cinema ethos. For Guy Fisher at Arlington Residential, it’s the special events that make this local movie theatre stand out: “I particularly enjoyed their recent live broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera from New York with a glass of red wine and food delivered to my seat!” he says. 203 Haverstock Hill, NW3 (0872 436 9060;




First experiences of school are so important – early educational experiences will set the tone for the rest of a child’s life. For The Mulberry House School, making each child’s first important experience of school a secure and happy one is paramount. The school prides itself on working in partnership with parents to ensure that school is a place where children arrive eagerly each day and depart with a sense of achievement and pleasure. The Mulberry House School was established to provide children between the ages of 2 and 7+ years with the highest standard of education and care. The school's ethos is that a well-rounded education is one that nurtures the individual and offers an environment in which pupils learn without limits. For the earliest years, a broad and balanced curriculum in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage is offered from the First School site.

Then, when the children move to the Second School site for pre-reception, reception, year one and two, these firm foundations are built upon, guided always by the National Curriculum. A range of specialist teachers – including PE, Music, Dance, Drama, Mandarin and Art – are employed to further enrich the curriculum. All children are encouraged to develop as critical, independent thinkers and natural problem solvers, ultimately equipping them with the skills to be life-long learners. The school constantly strives to produce wellrounded children capable of communicating effectively with confidence and eloquence. With this in mind, they provide children with a wide range of experiences to develop their interests and enrich their learning opportunities through first hand experiences. Visits to museums, galleries, wildlife centres and theatres

are organised to complement curriculum topics and the children’s interests. Visitors to the school also provide interesting specialist knowledge to further extend learning. Children are invited to join a wide range of clubs throughout their time at the school. These have included Engineering, Coding, Animation, Netball, Spanish and Arts clubs. Enrichment opportunities beyond the curriculum encourage problem solving, creative thinking and higher order thinking skills. Additionally, an outdoor classroom at the local nature reserve, Westbere Copse has enabled pupils to explore the natural environment first hand; building on their resilience, confidence and self-esteem. Each class visits the nature reserve weekly and this enables each child to develop problem solving skills, giving them the ability to risk assess, enhancing creativity and encouraging a connection with nature.

Outdoor sessions have included pond dipping, minibeast hunts, creating bird feeders, den building, making nature presses and creating clay sculptures. Through such sessions the children have the opportunity to build relationships and use teamwork outside. These are vital life skills, essential in helping to create independent learners. Through all of this, The Mulberry House School is able to successfully prepare children for the next stage of their education, helping them to secure places at some of the top prep schools. As a non-selective school, this is very much thanks to the hard work of an extremely professional team of staff, and equally determined and enthusiastic children. For all enquiries, call 020 8452 7340 (



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Victoria has these tips for parents feeling the prep school pressure: 1. Keep an open mind. There are so many schools to choose from. And sometimes, the one you aspire to for your child isn’t where they’ll flourish. 2. Look for evidence that a school will tailor the curriculum to your child’s individual needs. Ask how they deal with SEN children as well as gifted ones, and check out their teacher:child ratio. (Ours is 1:10.) 3. Work with the teachers to understand your child’s strengths and what they need to develop, so they’re well rounded when they take the assessment. 4. Be open with your child. Talk about what the assessment will involve and how they feel about it. Explain that it’s a chance to show off what they’ve learnt, not an exam. And emphasise that they’re choosing the school as much as it’s choosing them. 5. Don’t be tempted to hire a tutor. A good pre-prep will do what’s needed. Tutors also focus on the academic side, when assessments (and careers) are increasingly about ‘softer’ skills like critical thinking and creativity. 6. Stay calm! If you’re stressed, your child will be stressed. Do what you can to prepare them, then accept that the outcome is out of your hands.;

How to relieve the prep school pressure


apping out your child’s education when they’re two years old may seem extreme. But according to Victoria Playford, head at The Mulberry House School, it’s increasingly common. “We place 100 per cent of our children in selective prep schools, including St Paul’s, UCS, North London Collegiate and Haberdashers’ Aske’s,” says Victoria. “As assessments for these schools become more competitive, we’ve seen parents become more anxious about getting their children in. So they’ve begun to plan earlier.” Part of that anxiety is because the prep school a child goes to will influence which senior school they attend. But for Sioban O’Connor, of Education Advisers, this shouldn’t be the only consideration. “The ‘right’ school will bring out the best in your child,” she says. “That means giving them the confidence to meet challenges head on, to try new things and to recognise that the sweetest successes are those we have to work for.”

The shortlist: Belsize Park Lyndhurst House Preparatory School Independent pre-prep and prep school for boys aged 4 to 13 years (020 7435 4936; The Village School Independent prep day school for girls aged

3 to 11 years (020 7485 4673; thevillageschool. Hampstead Hill School Independent nursery and pre-prep school for pupils aged 2 to 7+ years (020 7435 6262; hampstead

Fine Arts College 4 to 13 years (020 7722 Independent co-ed day 5456/020 7722 1700; school for pupils aged 13 to 19 years (020 7586 0312; The Hall School Independent junior, middle and senior day schools for boys aged

Lyndhurst House Preparatory School What attracted you to the school? The friendly and welcoming nature of everyone in it. Lyndhurst House was founded in 1952, and before my arrival there had only been four headmasters, reflecting the stability and strong history of the school. How would you sum it up in a sentence? A high-achieving and happy school where pupils understand the importance of tolerance, respect for others and, above all, kindness. What makes it different? The small class sizes and the individual attention to all pupils. The fact that the school is non-denominational also means that it reflects the cultural mix of north west London. How would you describe the atmosphere? Friendly and hardworking, and one where the boys are allowed to express themselves. The school really feels like a family. How do you look after the wellbeing of your pupils? All form teachers have the responsibility to care for their pupils and teach them a range of topics relating to mental wellbeing through weekly PHSE lessons. Pupils and parents are given guidance on the amount of time that’s healthy for a young person to spend on digital devices. We also hold regular workshops with outside speakers on a range of topics, such as using the internet and staying safe in both a physical and a digital world. Lyndhurst House Preparatory School, 24 Lyndhurst Gardens, NW3 (020 7435 4936;






ersonal development has become a key focus in education, with school reports detailing children’s social and emotional growth as well as their academic progress. Indeed, from September this year, Ofsted will change their inspection framework to include personal development as a standalone category. This focus begins in the Early Years at the independent co-ed school, North Bridge House. From parent-child mornings to lunch dates with the older Key Stage 1 children at the Pre-Prep, North Bridge House Nursery School pupils have a busy social calendar from the moment they join the Outstanding school in Hampstead. Building relationships is just the beginning of life at North Bridge House though, where the emphasis is very much on developing the whole child. “Children’s development is holistic, which means that

the progress made in one area will positively impact on other areas,” says Christine McLelland, Headteacher of both North Bridge House Nursery and Pre-Prep Schools. For example, through focused play – ranging from Lego and tower block construction to light box projected puzzles – NBH pupils are encouraged to develop their fine motor skills, which in turn progress their handwriting and cognitive skills. By the time children reach Reception, they are often writing independently and last summer 46 per cent of pupils were performing in the top 4 per cent of the country for literacy. Reading and writing are further developed through speaking and listening activities, which are part and parcel of the musically rich curriculum. “Music is essential to the children’s personal development as it encourages confidence and growth of character,” says Mrs McLelland. As well as their timetabled music

lessons, NBH Nursery pupils enjoy music and movement classes with The Finchley Ballet School, drama workshops with the Unicorn Theatre and optional, extra-curricular LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) lessons. A child’s development is very much a personal journey: children develop at different rates and learn in different ways,

“particularly in the Early Years of education, when curiosity can often and more naturally be sparked outside the classroom,” explains Mrs McLelland. As such, outdoor learning, school trips and extra-curricular activities are fundamental to child development and academic progress at NBH Nursery. Themes such as Wild Science Week see pupils making the most of the school’s two-tier playground, or nearby Hampstead Heath and Regent’s Park. Trips to the local fire station, country farms and the Science Museum all help to develop knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviour that can be utilised in and outside the classroom. Instead of limiting the curriculum and pupils’ personal development by preparing them for often stressful 4+ or 7+ assessment, North Bridge House ensures children have time for creative learning and the development of practical thinking skills. “Personal development is vital in the Early Years of education in order for children to achieve their full academic potential,” concludes Christine. For more information, call 020 7428 1520 or see


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Forget any pre-conceived ideas about bungalows: this four-bed lateral house, constructed largely from glass and steel, is a contemporary masterwork. Its breathtaking 73 ft reception room features a retractable glass roof, allowing residents to dramatically open up the space and be at one with the elements. Add to that a state-of-the-art kitchen, an underground media room and a beautiful walled and landscaped garden. Each of the four bedrooms boasts its own bathroom, two of which have the added indulgence of a dressing room… luxury modern living to the max. £5.45 million, Aston Chase (020 7724 4724;

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East Heath Road NW3

This summer-ready apartment boasts a 52 ft private veranda that spans the rear of the property – ideal for casual outdoor eating while taking in the sunshine. Part of a grand red brick Victorian mansion, the one-bed flat oozes character with its unconventional layout and period features. Double bay windows at the back allow the property to be flooded with natural light. A smart galley kitchen, complete with wooden worktops and a butler sink, sits to the side while a commodious bathroom and separate guest shower room add to the quirky accommodation. Its location is second to none, too, situated just moments from the Heath. £725 per week, Parkheath (020 7431 3104; FOR SALE

Provost Court NW3

A room with a view? This two-bed apartment overlooks St. Saviour’s Church at the south side of Belsize Park. From the pretty balcony you have an uninterrupted view to its ornate steeple, which would lend the morning coffee ritual a spiritual quality. Indoors, you have light, bright and contemporary accommodation – and the luxury of one bathroom per bedroom. The flat comes with an allocated underground parking space for one car, as well as access to mature communal gardens. But, of course, best is its enviable location with all the delights of Belsize Park on your doorstep. £1.195 million, Arlington Residential (020 7722 3322;

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With a fantastic south facing garden, this two bedroom flat just off Portobello Road is for sale in the heart of Notting Hill W11. Presented in excellent condition the main reception room has a large bay window, flooding the room with light, wooden floors and a modern kitchen. Both bedrooms overlook the garden and the main bedroom has a walk through wardrobe area. There are two bathrooms, to the rear is a private south facing garden.


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A stunning four bedroom house offers modern contemporary living within a period exterior, and is for sale in Notting Hill W2. Finished to a very high standard, the property offers well configured accommodation over four floors. The ground floor comprises of a spacious kitchen/dining room looking on to the garden with a sitting area to the front. The first floor is predominantly given over to the master bedroom suite with large dressing area leading to the bathroom.


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Nutley Terrace

Hampstead NW3

A recently constructed three bedroom contemporary house boasting a private roof terrace, passenger lift and an integral garage. This unique home has been completed to an extremely high standard throughout and provides luxurious accommodation and ample living space to include a 42 ft reception/dining area and a cinema room. EPC rating B


ÂŁ3,950,000 leasehold

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Little Venice W9

Tucked away in a quiet gated close in the heart of Little Venice is this stylish and very well presented four floor townhouse that benefits from off-street parking and a garage. The property comprises; spacious kitchen and reception room complete with south facing balcony, three double bedrooms, dressing room, two bathrooms, guest cloakroom and large utility room. EPC rating E

ÂŁ2,450,000 freehold

020 7182 1406



QUEENSBOROUGH TERRACE, W2 ÂŁ410,000 Stunning studio apartment situated on the fourth floor of this attractive period terrace on the leafy and sought-after Queensborough Terrace. With an excellent use of space including raised sleeping area, excellent storage and benefitting from an abundance of natural light the property is very well presented. Queensborough Terrace is located just a short walk away from a wealth of amenities such as cafes, bars and restaurants of Queensway / Westbourne Grove as well as gym, spa and swimming pools at the historic Porchester Centre with Hyde park / Kensington gardens at the bottom of the Queensborough Terrace. In the longer term the property will also benefit from the major redevelopment of Queensway / Whitleleys shopping centre which is due to start 2019! Four tube stations include: Bayswater (District and circle line) Queensway (Central line) Royal Oak (Circle and Hammersmith and City) are all just a short distance as well as Paddington Station (District, Circle, Bakerloo and Hammersmith and City Line) offering over ground services including Heathrow Express notwithstanding the eagerly anticipated Crossrail project (Elizabeth Line) allowing access into the financial city with 20 minutes and beyond. Â Share of Freehold | Period Property | Fantastic Location

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ÂŁ1,750,000 SOLE AGENT

Situated in this highly desirable road and only moments from the Heath Extension is this beautiful Grade II Listed Parker & Unwin designed, 4 bedroom, family home. Set back from the road and enjoying an attractive front garden the house comprises well-arranged accommodation over 3 floors. The ground floor includes a kitchen/day room, dining room and reception room. To the first floors are 3 bedrooms plus a family bathroom and the top floor provides a master suite. The property also benefits from a side entrance, that not only leads directly to the garden, but also features an extra room which can be used for a variety of different purposes. Located a short walk (100 metres) to the amenities and transport facilities of Golders Green and Hampstead Heath Extension. 4 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms (1 en suite) | kitchen/day room | living room | dining room | guest wc | front and rear gardens

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Parkhill Walk NW3 £1,675,000 In a discreet private NW3 development this modern family house has been beautifully designed with contemporary features throughout, and a bespoke designed rear garden with water feature, pergola and ambient lighting.

135 sq m/1452 sq ft Four double bedrooms 20’2 x 18’8 reception/dining room 17’5 kitchen/diner Parking and private gardens

Belsize Park Office 020 7431 1234

South Hampstead 020 7625 4567

Belsize Park 020 7431 1234

West Hampstead 020 7794 7111

Kentish Town 020 7485 0400

Property Management Kensal Rise 020 8960 4845 020 7433 6174



A recently refurbished, interior designed apartment situated on the third floor (lift) of an elegant converted house with views over the Crescent communal gardens. Offering spacious accommodation, approximately 96.5 sq m, the apartment is located in this sought after sweeping Crescent within easy reach of local amenities, the Regents Canal and public transport connections. 2 Double Bedrooms. En-suite Shower Room. Bathroom. Fully Fitted Kitchen. Reception Room Lift. Communal Gardens. EPC Rating D

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211-213 Sutherland Avenue, Little Venice, London W9 1RU T: 020 7289 1692 E: W: 92










HAMPSTEAD, NW3 A mid-terrace Victorian house situated just a short walk from Hampstead Heath, in the heart of South End Green. The property is currently arranged as two separate flats with the potential to revert back to one single dwelling. The accommodation is over three floors and approaching 1,700 square feet approximately, with a private south west facing garden at the rear. Four Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms • Kitchen • Three Bathrooms • Separate WC • Loft Room South West Facing Garden • Cellar • Residents Permit Parking • EPC D

£1,450,000 - Freehold - Sole Agent

2 Fleet Road, NW3 2QS 94


020 7482 4282


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HIGHGATE, N6 A modern and genuinely stylish five bedroom house on the favoured side of this well situated enclave just off North Hill. The well planned accommodation is bright and airy and affords that feel good factor as soon as you walk through the front door. The spacious and welcoming entrance hall provides a taster of the excellent space that lies beyond. Master Bedroom with en suite Bathroom • 4 Further Bedrooms • Further Family Bathroom • Reception Room • Family Room with Open-Plan Kitchen Utility Room • Guest Cloakroom • Parking • Low maintenance landscaped Garden • EPC C

£1,800,000 – Main Agent

HIGHGATE VILLAGE, N6 A four bedroom 1960s gem of a house situated in this prime central Highgate Village location. Although requiring some updating, this super house has the potential to create a truly fine family home. Presently arranged with a large top floor reception, the accommodation could easily be reconfigured to provide a more traditional layout. Being just a short amble to the hubble and bubble of the shops and eateries of the High Street, Highgate Northern line underground station and Highgate Ponds are also within easy walking distance. Superb Central Village Location • 4 Bedrooms • 2 Bathrooms • Reception Room with Southerly Balcony • Kitchen/Dining Room Integral Garage • Garden • Further Communal Garden • Delightful Views * EPC C

£1,695,000 – Sole Agent

61 Highgate High St, N6 5JY


020 8348 8131


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Maida Vale, W9 £1,650,000 Freehold A delightful three bedroom house situated in a charming and private gated mews. EPC: E Hamptons St John’s Wood 020 3369 3381

Highgate, N6 £2,650,000 Freehold A desirable five bedroom semi-detached family residence, with a lovely sunny rear garden and almost 3,200 sq. ft. of accommodation. EPC: E Hamptons Hampstead 020 3151 5470

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Discrete location Fitzroy Park, Highgate, N6 Highgate Underground Station 0.8 miles 4 reception rooms, kitchen/dining room, 6 bedrooms, further bedroom/study, 5 bathrooms, guest/staff accommodation, charming garden, integral garage, gated off-street parking, EPC = C

Freehold | 5,631 sq ft | Guide ÂŁ5.85 million

Giles Elliott Savills Hampstead Residential Sales 020 7472 5018


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MARYLEBONE LANE, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 Mixed use investment building comprising ground and lower ground floor retail unit, plus three residential two bedroom flats (one with a roof terrace) on the upper floors. The building is located on the east side of Marylebone Lane, in the heart of Marylebone Village. The area is well known for it’s wonderful amenities including shopping, restaurants and bars and the green open spaces of Regents Park and Hyde Park as well as excellent transport links. For further details, contact Jeremy James and Company. Please see website for full details


WIMPOLE STREET, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 A delightful interior designed duplex apartment on the ground and first floor of a beautiful period house in prime central Marylebone. This spacious (approx 1295 sq ft/120 sq m) two bedroom, two en-suite bathroom apartment offers ample living space with the added benefit of a study off the reception room, downstairs cloakroom and separate kitchen. The flat also boasts a fabulous wood floor and grand entrance hall. The internal common parts have recently been redecorated and re-carpeted, retaining original features. The building is located on the east side of Wimpole Street, close to the junction of New Cavendish Street. Please see website for full details


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HYDE PARK RESIDENCE, PARK LANE, W1K A beautiful refurbished one bedroom apartment situated on the second floor of this extremely sought after portered block in the heart of Mayfair. Reception Room - Fully Fitted Kitchen - Bedroom - Shower Room - Lift - 24 Hour Concierge - EPC Rating C - 582 sq ft £ 2,400 PER WEEK *fees apply FURNISHED

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HYDE PARK RESIDENCE, PARK LANE, W1K A magnificent newly refurbished one bedroom apartment located on the first floor of this prestigious serviced block on Park Lane in the centre of Mayfair opposite Hyde Park. Reception Room - Fully Fitted Kitchen - Bedroom - Bathroom - Lift - 24 Hour Concierge - EPC Rating D - 931 sq ft £ 2,800 PER WEEK *fees apply FURNISHED

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An exceptional recently refurbished Grade II Listed home (581 sq m/6,254 sq ft) approached via a gated entrance with private parking for two cars and a delightful walled garden. The property offers extremely well proportioned rooms with high ceilings and natural light. Melina Place is situated within walking distance of St John’s Wood High Street and St John’s Wood Underground Station (Jubilee Line) and moments from The American School in London.

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ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES Principal bedroom suite with en-suite bathroom & large dressing room, 4/5 further bedrooms (2 bathrooms & 2 shower rooms), large entrance hall, reception room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, study/library, family/media room, gym, guest cloakroom, utility room, off street parking for 2 cars, roof terrace, walled rear garden, 2 light wells, Crestron system, alarm system, plant room, storeroom. EPC=C.

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ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 A light and airy end-of-terrace 4 bedroom family home arranged, mainly over three floors, which has undergone a complete refurbishment programme and features a Poggenpohl fitted kitchen open plan to family/dining area with access to a landscaped rear garden.

020 7722 7222

The property benefits from a private driveway providing off-street parking for three cars and is situated on the favoured east side of St John’s Wood within close proximity to the local shopping and transport facilities of St John’s Wood. £2,395 per week

105 ST. J OHN’ S WOOD T ERRACE, L ONDON NW8 6PL email: stjohnswood@behrandbutc


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

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£350 per week Furnished

1 Bedroom | Reception | 1 Bathroom | Apartment | Balcony Garden | Gym & Spa | 24hr Concierge | Near Tube | EPC-D Highgate 020 8341 2335

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£500 per week Furnished

3 Bedrooms | Reception | 2 Bathrooms | Apartment | Balcony Garden | Gym & Spa | 24hr Concierge | Near Tube | EPC-D Beaufort Park 020 8732 7980


£360 per week Furnished

1 Bedroom | Reception | 1 Bathroom | Apartment | Garden Parking | Close to Amenities | Near Hampstead Tube | EPC-D Hampstead 020 7435 9681


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£495 per week Furnished

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LUXURY HOUSE TO LET 5 bedrooms | 5 bathrooms Summer house | Off street parking High specification 2368 sqft | £1,395 per week Moments from Golders Green High Street, transport links and local amenities


APARTMENTS AND PENTHOUSES TO LET 3 to 4 bedrooms 2 to 3 bathrooms starting from £895 per week Set within a secure gated complex with 24 hour Concierge and off street parking

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