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May 2021

The definitive guide to London living Editor’s letter Liz Skone James Summer is on the way and things feel more normal with every letter I write to you. I can’t tell you how pleased I am to have a full spread of events on our Culture pages. And there are new restaurant openings on our Food pages. It’s been a long while since either of those things last happened... If you’re welcoming guests back this month, you’ll want things to look their best, so we’ve prepared a guide to creating the ultimate space for al fresco entertaining. Of course, the idea of coming back to life might make you feel a little uneasy, and that’s totally understandable after what we’ve all been through. If that’s you, we’ve got some great tips on managing stress and anxiety in our Style & Wellbeing section. Coming back to life, though in an altogether different way, is the theme of cover star Katherine Kelly’s latest role. She tells us all about the gripping new ITV series of Innocent, and explains why her greatest aim as an actor is to go through life without being recognised (the pink hair helps!). Elsewhere in the issue, we’ve got the usual property market news – things are looking good in the Capital – and we explore Fitzrovia, one of our favourite central neighbourhoods. That should keep you busy until next time, when things promise to be even better!

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Tips on managing anxiety as society opens up, the best of great British beauty and flirty summer fashions

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LOCAL LOVE Buzzy, boho and brilliant: we’ve fallen for Fitzrovia

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Welcome guests back to your garden in style this summer

Her latest role in ITV’s Innocent, and finding compassion through acting

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Perfect escapes – from gastronomic breaks to country house weekends

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32 Culture fix

What to see and where to go this month in London

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Take your cues from nature with our green and pleasant edit

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Georgian gems and café culture in the centre of town make Fitzrovia one popular postcode

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

A rare Hampstead gem Oakhill Avenue, Hampstead, NW3 The house would suit re-instatement to a single family house and the accommodation would provide a 5/6 bedroom family home. The property is offered in good decorative order with many original period features. The ground floor in particular has an impressive extended reception room, part of which is glazed with French doors leading out on to a 68' rear garden with a southerly aspect. An architect prepared a scheme with several options on how to carry out the re-instatement/extensions, although no planning permission has been gained. These plans are available upon request 6 Bedrooms • Bathroom • 2 En Suite Bathrooms • En Suite Shower Room • 2 Guest WCS • 2 Reception Rooms • Dining Room • 2 Kitchens • Garden

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Magnificent Detached House overlooking the Heath Extension Hampstead Way, NW11 One of the finest Houses in Hampstead Garden Suburb, is this newly built detached mansion behind a front facade to a high modern specification. Measuring over 9.000 Sq. Ft. sitting on a plot of land of over a third of an acre and overlooking the Heath Extension. The living accommodation comprises of a collection of grand entertaining reception rooms, several generous bedroom suites, a dedicated and extremely impressive leisure complex with a stunning swimming pool, spa area as well as a cinema room. Further benefits include a vast 180" lawned rear garden and off-street parking for a number of cars behind electric gates. 5 Bedrooms • En Suite Bathroom • Dressing Room • Guest WC • Double Reception Room • Dining Room • Cinema Room • Kitchen/Breakfast Room • 2 Laundry Rooms • Boot Room • Garage • Gym • Swimming Pool Complex • Patio • Garden • Off Street Parking

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CARLTON HILL ST JOHN’S WOOD NW8

THIS BEAUTIFULLY REFURBISHED, GOTHIC STYLE PERIOD COACH HOUSE (200 SQ M / 2,153 SQ FT) IS LOCATED IN THE HEART OF ST JOHN’S WOOD. THE PROPERTY IS SET BEHIND A DEEP DRIVEWAY WITH OFF-STREET PARKING FOR TWO / THREE CARS AND FEATURES A BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPED GARDEN TO THE REAR. Carlton Hill is situated in an extremely popular location opposite Hamilton Terrace and is close to all of the shopping facilities of both Maida Vale and St John’s Wood as well as St John’s Wood Underground Station (Jubilee Line).

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Principal Bedroom with Dressing Room and En-Suite Bathroom, Three Further Bedrooms (One with En-Suite Bathroom), Shower Room, Large Reception Room, Kitchen/Dining Room, Guest Cloakroom, OffStreet Parking for Three Cars, Large Landscaped Rear Garden. EPC: D.

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Located within this quiet cul-de-sac off West Heath Road, a detached double fronted four bedroom house set on an elevated position and offered for sale in very good decorative condition throughout, with the benefit of off-street parking for one car and a single integral garage. Like the other houses in the close, the house was built circa 1960 and has been maintained and modernised by the present owner to provide bright, modern, open-plan split-level living, arranged over two principal floors. The ground floor offers a main reception room arranged as three distinct areas of reception room, dining room and informal sitting room as well as a separate study, kitchen with morning room and utility room. The first floor offers a principal bedroom with en-suite bathroom plus a guest suite with en-suite shower room, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom. To the rear is a secluded 58' two tiered garden with an upper sun-trap deck surrounded by delightful herbaceous borders. All transport routes can be accessed via Finchley Road which is a five minute walk away, as well as the open spaces of Golders Hill Park and Hampstead Heath which are both located off West Heath Road.

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Located on arguably one of Hampstead Village’s most picturesque and desirable roads, is this beautifully presented four storey, red brick, late Victorian three/four bedroom, semi-detached family house of some 2,622 sq ft which is offered for sale in excellent decorative condition throughout. This fine home provides a great balance of reception and bedroom space, which could also be slightly remodelled to provide an extra bedroom if required. The lower ground floor offers an eat-in kitchen/breakfast room and study/bedroom 4. The 26'3 x 18'6 patio town garden is a perfect place for secluded barbecues and outside entertainment. The raised ground floor has a large entrance hallway with double doors that lead into an elegantly decorated, bright and high ceilinged 36' double reception room with two fireplaces. The first floor enjoys a utility room, master suite comprising an 18'3 double bedroom, large dressing room and bathroom. The second floor offers two charming double bedrooms and a shower room.

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Clive Court M A I D A

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An attractive 5th floor family apartment enviably located to the rear of this highly regarded mansion block with lift and porterage. The property offers flexible and spacious four/five bedroom accommodation (1932sqft/179.5sqm) with an allocated parking space, communal gardens and a wonderful central location within 150 yards of the cosmopolitan pavement cafes and shops at nearby Little Venice.

St John’s Wood Sales t: 020 7586 3111 e: sjw.sales@chancellors.co.uk

EPC Rating: C

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88 St John’s Wood High Street, London, NW8 7SH

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Kidderpore Avenue H A M P S T E A D

£2,250,000

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A penthouse apartment that has been completely re-modelled by the current owners. With a multitude of double glazed windows which pour out to several private balconies and terraces with unprecedented and panoramic views of central London and high end fixtures and fittings, this property is arguably the best apartment in the scheme. This highly sought after development which benefits from 24 hour porterage, immaculate gated communal grounds, secure underground parking for three cars and a leisure complex with gymnasium, an indoor pool, sauna, jacuzzi and meeting room. Westfield is located on Kidderpore Avenue and is within approximately 1,000 metres of Hampstead High Street and all the various amenities, including Hampstead Underground Station (Northern Line), various shops, cafes, restaurants and the Finchley Road. EPC Rating: C

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

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

020 8458 7311

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MOUNTVIEW CLOSE, NW11 £3,699,995

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Located in this highly desirable, gated “Octagon” built development with 24 hour security, a rare opportunity to purchase this recently refurbished and extended , 3447 sq ft (320 sq mt) five bedroom semidetached town house, offering bright and stylish accommodation arranged over four floors, but with the primary areas over three. Mountview Close is conveniently located adjacent to Golders Hill Park and the Heath Extension and is within easy reach of both cosmopolitan Hampstead Village and the extensive shops, cafes and transport links at Golders Green.

ENTRANCE HALL: KITCHEN/FAMILY ROOM: STUDY: MEDIA ROOM: MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN SUITE: 4 FURTHER BEDROOMS (2 WITH EN SUITE): FAMILY BATHROOM: REAR GARDEN: STORAGE ROOM: GARAGE/GYM: OFF STREET PARKING

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WINNINGTON ROAD, N2 £12,500,000

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Set behind a sweeping carriage driveway with off street parking for many cars, a beautifully maintained and presented, detached freehold residence spanning 10,180 sq ft (946 sq m) over four floors and featuring a magnificent spa complex which includes an indoor 14 meter swimming pool. As you enter this fine home into an elegant reception hallway the ground floor accommodation includes a double sized drawing room, dining room and kitchen family room all with double French doors onto the patio overlooking the garden. Furthermore there is a bespoke study/library, oversized utility room, guest WC and cloakroom and separate tradesman entrance and WC.

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

Cholmeley Park, N6 £3,250,000

Nestled in the heart of Highgate and close to the open spaces of Waterlow Park, a three double bedroom apartment on the third floor of this beautiful building. With three reception rooms, two bathrooms, secure parking and a private terrace, this property has plenty of space for a growing family. The development includes the added luxury of a concierge, gym, swimming pool, and spa, energy rating b. Dexters Highgate. 35 Highgate High Street, London, N6 5JT T: 020 8545 8584 E: highgatesales@dexters.co.uk

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Woodsome Road, NW5 £2,500,000

Ideally positioned in the centre of the Dartmouth Park Conservation Area and moments from Hampstead Heath, a stunning five bedroom family home which has been tastefully refurbished by the current owner. The double reception room is the real heart of this home and leads on to a kitchen with floor to ceiling bi-folding doors opening to a charming garden, perfect for entertaining, energy rating c. Dexters Dartmouth Park. 64 Chetwynd Road, London, NW5 1DE T: 020 7284 0101 E: dartmouthparksales@dexters.co.uk

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ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 36 1984 - 2020

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

We are delighted to offer this Period house arranged over 4 floors and located adjacent to Alma Square. This spacious family home (2400 sq ft/ 223 sq m) was originally a Diary and has been sympathetically converted into a single dwelling with flexible accommodation. Benefits include a 30’ ground floor family room leading into a 17’ study. A further reception room and kitchen are located on the first floor. 3 bedrooms and bathrooms are situated on the floors above. Reception Room • Study/Office • Guest Cloakroom • 2nd Reception Room • Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Master Bedroom with en-suite Dressing area and Bathroom • 2 Further Bedrooms • Family Bathroom • Central Heating • Patio Garden • Residents Parking • Within Easy Reach of St John’s Wood Underground Station (Jubilee Line) and Local Bus Stops • EPC=D.

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AVENUE CLOSE, NW8 A charming three double bedroom, three bathroom apartment (1490 sq ft/ 138 sq m) situated on the ground floor of this prominent and highly regarded portered block located in the prestigious Avenue Road. The property offers well planned and spacious lateral accommodation compromising a large reception room with an outlook over communal gardens at the rear of the building and separate eat in kitchen. The flat benefits from its own front door facing onto further communal gardens to the front of the block. Avenue Close is a sought after development that enjoys a superb reputation and location being well positioned in a private turning off Avenue Road providing off street parking on a first come first served basis. PORTERAGE • COMMUNAL GARDEN • LIFT • OFF STREET PARKING • CCTV •BASEMENT STORAGE ROOM • EPC=D £1,799,950

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Tim Fairweather Director tim.fairweather@sandfords.com

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

SHERLOCK MEWS MARYLEBONE, W1

£2,250,000 £2,250,000 FREEHOLD FREEHOLD / SOLE / SOLE AGENT AGENT

A bright and airy, well presented three-storey freehold mews house set within the heart of Marylebone. The property offers versatile accommodation giving the opportunity to create adaptable entertaining or bedroom space, with the added advantage of a large single garage. Entrance hall, two bedrooms, two reception rooms including large first-floor open plan living space, three shower rooms and integrated garage. Sherlock mews is a prestigious and ideal central location moments from Baker Street and fashionable Marylebone High Street. Both the open spaces of Regent’s Park and Baker Street underground station are within close proximity. EPC Rating C.

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

BRUNSWICK PLACE REGENT’S PARK, NW1

£8,500,000 LEASEHOLD / SOLE AGENT

A beautiful Nash residence and adjoining mews house providing approximately 5,340 sqft (496 sqm) of family accommodation enviably located adjacent to the beautiful open spaces of Regent’s Park, Marylebone High Street and the exclusive resident-only gardens of Park Square East and West. This magnificent five-bedroom property retains many of its original period features including high ceilings and cornicing. The accommodation comprises a drawing room, two sitting rooms, a main bedroom with an en suite bathroom, a second bedroom with an en suite bathroom and dressing area, a third bedroom with an en suite bathroom, two further bedrooms, a bathroom, a spacious kitchen/breakfast room, a utility room, study and a gym with a sauna and steam room. Further benefits include a wine cellar, a double garage and storage vaults. Brunswick Place is conveniently positioned within 150 yards of Regent’s Park and allows easy access to Marylebone Village, the West End and St John’s Wood. The closest underground stations are at Regent’s Park (Bakerloo Line) and Baker Street (Bakerloo, Jubilee, Metropolitan, Circle and Hammersmith & City lines).

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1 INGRAM AVENUE , HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB NW11

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Guide price £15,000,000 Freehold Knight Frank Hampstead katy.brookes@knightfrank.com 020 3797 2160

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beautiful family home arranged over four floors and designed in a neoclassical style by architect Lionel Stirgess. The house has planning permission to knock down and build a circa 15,000 sq ft house behind the existing facade.

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LITTLE VENICE | W9

An extremely rare opportunity to purchase an architect-designed, four bedroom mews house quietly located in the most picturesque mews in Little Venice. The accommodation includes a large reception room/dining room, open-plan kitchen, reception hall, principal bedroom with ensuite bathroom, three further bedrooms, two further bathrooms, utility room and garage. FREEHOLD JOINT SOLE AGENTS GUIDE PRICE: £3,000,000

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ST JOHN’S WOOD | NW8

Arranged over approximately 1,610 sq ft. is this three bedroom, two bathroom apartment located on the second floor of Imperial Court. The accommodation includes entrance hall, reception room leading onto terrace, dining room, separate kitchen, three bedrooms, one bathroom, one separate shower room, guest WC, underground parking and 24 hour concierge. SHARE OF FREEHOLD JOINT SOLE AGENTS ASKING PRICE: £2,895,000

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£2,850,000

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A beautifully refurbished Grade II listed Victorian Villa on The Vale Of Health, Hampstead, NW3 with stunning interiors and roof terrace providing Heath and garden views. This notable blue plaque home was once occupied by Rabindranath Tagore 1912 Nobel Prize winner for Literature and benefits from pre application advice to create a conservatory/dining room, along with internal access to the attic. Convenient for access to Hampstead Heath, the shops, cafes and restaurants at Hampstead and South End Green, with Hampstead Underground station (Northern Line) and Overground located close by. 4

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A striking four/five bedroom penthouse apartment (total area circa 3500 sq ft) located in Netherhall Gardens, Hampstead, NW3, forming part of an outstanding recent development, Otto Schiff Mansions, centrally located for the abundance of excellent schools, the numerous restaurants, pavement cafes and boutiques of Hampstead Village and Belsize Park. This excellent home, with direct lift access, several balconies and secure underground parking, features superb entertaining space together with underfloor heating, comfort cooling and a Le Grand Arteor Home automation system. 2

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RANDOLPH AVENUE, LONDON, W9 1DJ £2,499,950 JOINT SOLE AGENT A newly refurbished stunning three double bedroom garden apartment with its own private entrance located in this handsome double fronted period building. The property has a rarely found 79ft private garden, and has been extended to provide a seamless flow from inside to outside. The use of skylights and bi fold doors give a light and spacious feel. There are fitted wardrobes in all three rooms and two stunning en suites and a shower room with Grohe fittings; and separate utility room. There is partial underfloor heating, Seimatic kitchen with Miele PureLine appliances. The property is located 0.1 miles to Maida Vale station (Bakerloo Line). Please note the property is currently tenanted and therefore immediate vacant possession may not be available. Own Private Entrance | Open Plan Reception Room/Kitchen | Master Bedroom With En Suite Bathroom | Second Bedroom With En Suite Bathroom | Third Bedroom | Separate Shower Room | Separate Utility Room | Double Fronted Period Building | 79 Ft Private Garden | Leasehold | EPC Rating C

ST JOHN’S WOOD | 020 7586 7001

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BELSIZE ROAD, NW6 4RD £2,100,000 SOLE AGENT An attractive four bedroom family house comprising of just over 1800 square feet (approx.) of internal accommodation situated in this popular street in South Hampstead. The property currently arranged over three floors, is offered in fair decorative condition throughout and has the added benefit of off street parking for two cars and a delightful rear garden. Belsize Road is centrally located for the shopping and transport facilities of both Finchley Road 500m and Swiss Cottage 300m (Jubilee line).

Freehold | Master Bedroom with En-suite | Three Further Bedrooms | Reception Room | Dining Room | Bathroom | Kitchen | Garden | Parking | Garage | EPC Rating D

ST JOHN’S WOOD | 020 7586 7001

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R O W L E Y R I D G E A R K L E Y, E N 5 A N E X C E P T I O N A L FA M I LY H O M E I N T H E H E A R T O F A R K L E Y Meticulously designed by Domus, this grand 11,000 sq ft home benefits from panaoramic views across a private Golf Course, Greenbelt to the front, and glorious private landscaped garden to the rear. Further benefits include a state of the art ‘Dolby Atmos’ cinema, spectacular spa and gym facilities as well as a deep driveway and double garage providing ample parking. 6 Bedrooms • 6 Bathrooms DOUBLE GARAGE | LANDSCAPED GARDEN | INDOOR SWIMMING POOL

£8,500,000 FREEHOLD • JOINT SOLE AGENTS

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Situated in the heart of Little Venice, this magnificently refurbished lateral apartment boasts an abundance of natural light and period features throughout. Comprising of a large fully fitted kitchen with high specification appliances, and spacious reception room with dining area, ideal for entertaining. Further benefits include principal ensuite bedroom, and two further bedrooms (one ensuite) 3 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms D I R E C T L I F T A C C E S S | R O O F T O P T E R R A C E | P E R I O D F E AT U R E S

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Blooming Haus: spring workshop

21 May-18 June, New Covent Garden Flower Market If lockdown inspired a new crafting hobby now’s the time to take it out into the real world. Spearheaded by master florist Michal Kowalski and his business partner Michael Dariane, Blooming Haus’ spring workshops, which will run on Friday mornings, are the first of a series designed to unearth our creativity with flowers. Starting at the duo’s Battersea studio, we’ll be taken on an aromatic jaunt around the renowned New Covent Garden Flower Market before getting stuck into our own contemporary floral masterpiece, with a focus on seasonal blooms and sustainability. Just like any professional florist, we’ll need to be prepared for an early start. This is an immersive experience, after all. To book, visit bloominghaus.com

BOOK

Tengo un Dragón Dentro del Corazón By Carlota Guerrero

Eminent Spanish snapper Guerrero is perhaps best known for her iconic portrait of Solange Knowles, which she shot for the artist’s 2016 album, A Seat at the Table. Her work offers a unique blend of feminism, nature and performance, making her one of today’s most in demand photographers. Just published, Tengo un Dragón Dentro del Corazón (I have a dragon inside my heart) features over 250 powerful colour images – all distinctly female and figurative – from a range of creative, international shoots for illustrious clients including Numéro Berlin, Desigual, Art Basel, and Model Mafia, New York. This is one dreamy fashion photography book – and it’s making a beeline for our coffee table. £39.99, published by Prestel (penguinrandomhouse.com)

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CULTURE

THEATRE

Doctor Who: Time Fracture From 26 May, Immersive|LDN

In 2021 nostalgia and escapism are not only forgiven but positively encouraged – and this is an indulgent slice of both. Alongside BBC Studios, writer Daniel Dingsdale and director Tom Maller take us on an adventure into the multifaceted worlds of the Time Lord. As with any immersive theatre of this ilk, we’ll find ourselves in the centre of the action – and in this case, at the heart of the original story. We begin in 1940 at the height of the Blitz. A weapon of unknown origin has destroyed a small corner of Mayfair and simultaneously opened up a rift in space and time. With the Doctor at the helm, we’re taken on a mission to save the universe as we know it, encountering daleks, cybermen and weeping angels along the way – only this time there’ll be no sofa to hide behind.

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Davies Mews, W1K (immersiveldn.com)

The Death of a Black Man 28 May-10 July, Hampstead Theatre This much-loved local playhouse announces its long-awaited return to live theatre with Alfred Fagon’s dark and gripping drama, directed by Dawn Walton. The play received its world premiere at Hampstead back in 1975 and 46 years on, it remains a compelling work… It is 1973 and things are looking up for young furniture dealer, Shakie: he’s making good money, owns a flat on the King’s Road, his best friend Stumpie has a masterplan

to crack the music industry – and the West Indies have just beaten England at their own game in the most spectacular fashion. When Shakie’s ex-girlfriend Jackie arrives at the apartment, the Champagne is flowing. But how far will the trio go, and who will they sacrifice, in their quest to become rich beyond their wildest dreams? Eton Avenue, NW3 (020 7722 9301; hampsteadtheatre.com)

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EXHIBITION

London Design Week 16-21 May, Design Centre London

While real life fairs and large-scale expos have been off the cards for a long time, this major marker in the design calendar, rather sensibly, returns with a hybrid digital/physical offering. Celebrating the very best in the world of interior design with a focus on a brighter future, this year’s London Design Week kicks off with a virtual launch, followed by a mix of in-person visits and an ambitious online program that will, of course, reach global audiences. We’re promised a sneak peek at the latest trends, patterns and colour palettes for spring/summer ’21 and beyond. Post-lockdown, if you’re looking for a change of scenery indoors, this is the perfect place to start. Chelsea Harbour, Lots Road, SW10 (020 7225 9166; dcch.co.uk)

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Katherine Kelly reveals why she’s chosen a career path that allows her to embrace the chameleon in her character, and tells us about her role in the new series of Innocent

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I catch up with Katherine a couple of days after our cover shoot. “It was such a joy to be able to do that and not be in continuity for anything else,” she exclaims, happily. “Usually, I’ve kind of got my hair a certain way because I am in the middle of shooting something, or I’m about to shoot something. And then it never quite feels like me… So, actually, it is probably one of the few shoots I have ever done where it is really feels like me. With my choice of hair – which, in this case, is pink!” Having made her name on the Coronation Street cobbles playing barmaid Becky McDonald between 2006 and 2012, the Yorkshire-born actress has gone on to roles in an impressive mix of television projects, including hit shows Mr Selfridge, Happy Valley, The Night Manager, Gentleman Jack, Liar and, most recently, Criminal. Yet despite a CV bursting with blockbusters, she says that she is rarely recognised – and she couldn’t be happier about that. “I want to be able to represent real life, and I want audiences to watch and not think that it is me, but to really believe the character,” she explains. “Which is also why I am quite private, because I feel like if people know me too well, they will just see me as Katherine Kelly, and not as the role that I am in. I want them to forget that it is Katherine Kelly within the first two minutes.” It helps, then, in her quest to avoid playing to type, that when it comes to taking on new work, Katherine is drawn to the different. “I am always attracted to things that haven’t been seen before,” she reveals. “I am lucky that I get sent a lot of scripts where I think, yeah, I haven’t embarked on this sort of thing before, or for a long time, and yeah, I really want to do that. I am a bit of a chameleon – I don’t get recognised from one role to the other, which I love. I embrace the chameleon,” she laughs. Her latest role is the lead in ITV’s psychological thriller, Innocent. Unusually, rather than following on from the first, this second series features a whole new cast of characters and is set in a different location. The story focuses on the plight of English teacher Sally Wright, who has just been released from prison after serving five years for a murder she did not commit. “Sally is a character that I feel I haven’t played before. And also, I don’t think I have really seen her so much,” Katherine tells me. “She is quite a vulnerable character, who has been deeply, deeply traumatised – as you would be, having gone through what she does. You find out within the first few minutes that she is indeed innocent of a crime that she served five years in prison for. And that was for the murder of one of her students. Also,

“I was never judgemental, but I am not at all now. I think being an actor gives you an understanding and an empathy…” there are rumours, and they are no more than rumours because she was never charged with it, but there are rumours that she was having a sexual relationship with him.” There is an element of whodunnit running through the series, because the police, having originally convicted the wrong person, are now hot on the trail trying to find who actually did kill this young boy. But Katherine tells me that though Sally does try to help – she wants to know who did it and is keen to offer her assistance – her personal story concentrates on the struggles she faces trying to reintegrate back into her old life. “Her journey is about finding her way back to life, integrating herself back into society and finding her freedom again at a time when we are not just tried by the jury, but we are also tried by the press. And the rumours are still strong in the village that she comes from, so she finds it surprisingly hard to be accepted again. I found it was really beautifully written and I was really interested in playing it.” Sally’s story is shocking, and Katherine says that she wanted viewers to be able to relate to it. “What happens to her is a complete tragedy, but it was important to me that she didn’t feel far removed,” she explains. “I really wanted Sally to feel

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already been to university and were older – and we were up at Gower Street, where RADA is, and my friend had already been in London for three years, and she bumped into somebody she knew, and I thought, oh as if you ever bump into somebody in London. You don’t ever bump into somebody in London, it’s too big! And then, of course, of course you do…” she laughs, recalling her naivety. There was no better place than RADA to launch her career. “When you train at a classical drama school you tend to go into theatre first, so you have to have a huge casting range to get the parts,” Katherine tells me. “Brilliantly, you get your leading part, but also, you have to be ready to play a servant, and that was always the thing that got me the gig, when it was between me and a couple of others. It was like, well, she can do the other bits as well. And I have realised that I really just love variety, that’s what my passion is about acting. I don’t just mean variety of character, but variety of everything. You know, I love working across all mediums – television, radio, theatre, film…” It is this love of variety that she has built her career on. “I am lucky, I get sent lots of scripts for lots and lots of different parts, and lots of different casting directors and directors see me in very different ways, and I am really very grateful for that, because, as I say, it is the variety that I enjoy,” she smiles. Indeed, until recently, those scripts have translated into an almost constant stream of parts, but Katherine tells me that she has been rethinking the way that she works. “I was going from set to set, and at some points I was filming by day and doing theatre by night, and I felt like I wasn’t in real life enough to represent real life,” she muses. “I remember once, being stood at a bar in a drama and thinking, God, I don’t really know what the drink is that everyone is having at the moment. Prosecco, or gin, or… And I thought, God, I have basically spent the last 12 months either being in a canteen on set, or, at the other extreme, on a red carpet, and that bothered me. Because I want to be able to represent real life.” This, coupled with a desire to spend more time with her children – she has two young daughters, Orla and Rose – has led her to be a little more selective when it comes to taking on work. “When they were younger, I just used to take them along on jobs with me, but school is definitely a factor, because, inevitably, usually, this job takes you away,” Katherine tells me. “I love motherhood as much as I love my job, and I wouldn’t want one without the other. If that’s the case, you need to try and find a balance.” Which isn’t to say that she’s not currently working. “Where I find myself in terms of career, I have got the second series Gentleman Jack, which I am filming at the moment, and I am just putting the finishing touches to a podcast drama that is called Curl up and D.I., which is an absurdist comedy. And I haven’t done comedy for a while. So that is what I am on with at the moment. So, busy, but nice busy.” On which note, other commitments mean she has to dash. “I think I live life at 100 miles an hour, I fit as much as I can into a day – as much as I try to tell myself not to, I just can’t help it. I have this huge thirst for life, and don’t like to waste a moment,” she says, sheepishly. It is nothing to apologise for. The second series of Innocent is on ITV this month

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Hair & Make up by Charlotte Yeomans using Living Proof UK and Bare Minerals. Styling by Michelle Kelly, represented by Carol Hayes Management. Haircut by Simon Webster. Skin preparation by Sarah Chapman

like every woman. That anybody could associate with her. You either feel like she could be you, or somebody close to you.” For Katherine, empathy and acting have come hand in hand. “I was never really judgemental, but I am not at all now,” she tells me. “I think being an actor gives you an understanding and an empathy and a kindness to human beings, actually. And the more I do it, the more I dig into that.” I wonder what originally attracted her to acting? “Everything about me, when I look back at myself as a child, was all about my imagination,” she recalls. “It was fierce. I had a huge imagination, and these two younger brothers who were quite happy to go along with it!” More than that, she says that performance was in her blood. “My parents did the clubs before I was born: my mum was a great singer, and my dad a musician, and a singer, and he had the chat as well –so he did a lot of comedy and that sort of thing,” Katherine reveals. “They didn’t want that lifestyle with young kids though, so they did amateur dramatics when we came along. There was no youth theatre where I grew up, and I didn’t do any drama at school either, but myself and my brothers used to tag along with them to rehearsals. Some of my earliest memories are running around theatres. It was always something the family enjoyed – my nan would do costumes and my grandad would do lighting. It was just what we liked doing – some people like to go and play tennis, but we did this,” she recalls, fondly. The idea of doing it professionally didn’t even occur to Katherine until much later on, though. “I didn’t know any professional actors. I used to look at TV and think, I don’t know how you would ever get on television. So, it was quite an abstract thing, doing it as a job, even though it was definitely in my nature,” she explains. “When everybody was thinking about what they were going to do at university, my dad randomly brought back this pamphlet from the job centre about drama schools, and I just couldn’t believe it, that you could actually do drama all day long. And learn.” She recalls taking “a punt” and applying for RADA and a couple of the other drama schools in London – the idea of being anywhere but here never even occurred to her. “I’d been to London, because my parents loved it,” she remembers. “We used to go down to the theatre, and I think they had their honeymoon here, so to me, London was like the destination,” she laughs. She had no expectation that her application would be successful, though. “I don’t think I appreciated the enormity of it at the time, because I just did it and I was quite prepared to not be very good,” she admits. “It’s like playing football on your own, you know, kicking a ball about by yourself your whole childhood and being like, well, the adults say I’m alright at it, but I have no idea, I’ve never played against anybody my own age. And suddenly you find yourself on a pitch and you are quite prepared that you are going to be dreadful. But you might be amazing… you just never know, because you have never been in that arena before…” In fact, the adults were on to something, she was alright, better than that, in fact – against the odds she was accepted to study at RADA aged 18. And it was all she dreamt it would be. “I completely fell in love with London,” she admits. “I remember being with a friend – there were only about five of us who were 18, the rest had


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Meet Our Experts Known for his energetic nature and forensic understanding of the super prime north-west London market, Stephen Lindsay brings energy and drive to every transaction

Stephen Lindsay Director, Head of North London

I started out at 16 in Hampstead and couldn’t wait to get my feet under a desk to become a negotiator. That was 34 years ago and, since then, there’s been no stopping me. I love being outdoors and meeting new people, as well as the cut and thrust of negotiating; it’s a passion. I was born and bred in north London and have seen so much change since starting out—not least the prices locally. Then, no house was valued over £1 million; today the typical value for properties I personally sell is from £20 million. Having worked in the area for so long, almost all the business comes through recommendations. Despite these big sums, St John’s Wood isn’t showy. It’s become more cosmopolitan over the years, but it’s really driven by families who move here for the excellent schooling and the access to the West End. People buy and they stay. To find out about the super prime north-west London market, watch my latest video update here: http://sav.li/meetourexperts

FOR SALE | Hanover Terrace, NW1 | Guide £22.5 million Set in what is arguably Regent’s Park’s finest terrace, this fine Grade I listed house and mews has a south-west facing garden. Leasehold.

Stephen Lindsay Savills St John’s Wood & Regents Park 020 3043 3602 slindsay@savills.com Your home, your life

FOR SALE | Springfield Road, NW8 | Guide £10.95 million Within walking distance of the American School, this is a fantastic family house with 6 bedrooms, a gym and garden. Freehold.

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FOR SALE | Cambridge Gate, NW1 | Guide £25.5 million This is a rare opportunity to buy one of the largest lateral penthouse apartments overlooking Regent’s Park. With 5 bedrooms, 4 reception rooms and an internal lift, the penthouse has been beautifully designed and benefits from private terraces and balconies with glorious tree top views. Leasehold.

SOLD | Chester Terrace, NW1 | Guide £12.5 million An elegant house in stunning condition with access to a communal garden, we sold this to a family in August last year.

SOLD | Norfolk Road, NW8 | Guide £9.5 million This pretty house had a lovely south-facing garden and stands in one of St John’s Wood’s most desirable addresses.

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Maintaining family wellbeing amid changing routines

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

Children’s concerns about changing routines, busy schedules, exams or rumours from the playground shouldn’t be dismissed. For parents who recognise signs of stress and anxiety, early intervention is key. Avoid their bedroom and find a neutral space – such as an early evening walk – to open up the conversation. “Be sure to let them properly process the chat,” advises Dr Naveen Puri, Bupa Global Lead Physician, who suggests to “let them know you’re always there if they want to talk to you.” Encourage them to not bottle up their worries, however big or small, and offer them reassurance when they do open up to you.

Assess what is needed for your wellbeing Premium health insurer Bupa Global found in its Executive Wellbeing Index1 that over half of board level global executives do not plan to return to the same fast pace of life following the pandemic. But as people start to return to the office and social calendars fill up, this could be hard to maintain, bringing with it risk of burnout. Working flexibly, working from home more often, or making a distinct separation between work and personal life could be key. For Dr Luke James, Bupa Global’s Medical Director, it’s crucial to create clear boundaries at home. “Without

Bupa Global’s approach to mental health support Bupa Global’s purpose is helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives. To support this, they have removed both annual and monetary limits across plans for in-patient and day-patient mental health treatment (up to the annual maximum limit of your chosen plan).

For more information about Bupa Global premium health plans visit bupaglobal.com/withyou or talk to the Private Client team today on 0333 920 3062.

steady schedules, the lines between work and personal time can get blurred and become stressful. “When working from home, try scheduling in your ‘commute time’ and spend it exercising, reading or listening to music before logging in. And, importantly, when your workday stops, stop working. Stop checking emails and focus on your home life. And at the end of the day, try to get to bed at your usual time.” Have difficult conversations on neutral ground Bupa Global’s research among HNW parents found that nearly one in five (18%) saw signs of anxiety in their families during lockdown.

1. According to Bupa Global’s Executive Wellbeing Index, conducted by Opinium Research in July and August 2020 among 450 Global high net worth individuals defined as those with over £1 million (or market currency equivalent) in annual salary and investable assets. Calls may be recorded. Bupa Global is a trading name of Bupa Insurance Limited and Bupa Insurance Services Limited. Bupa Insurance Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Bupa Insurance Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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Style& wellbeing Look good, feel better

FRAGRANCE

Scents of self A new London-based fragrance house is lifting the veil on an art form often shrouded in secrecy. Experimental Perfume Club (EPC), which launched last month in Selfridges and Harvey Nichols, specialises in bespoke perfumery. The luxury fragrances in the initial collection have been designed to be blended together, enabling customers to get creative crafting a scent that is personal to them. But for the ultimate personalised perfume experience, EPC Bespoke offers a unique 1:1 consultation with EPC founder and perfumer Emmanuelle Moeglin. Meanwhile, the EPC Academy introduces a series of laboratory-based workshops and virtual courses to share expertise on everything from how to train your nose, to the basics of perfume creation. The fragrances are hand-blended in London, using the finest ingredients sourced from around the world by EPC’s supplier in Grasse. And the entire range is formulated with no animalbased ingredients, and is PETAcertified, meaning it is vegan and cruelty-free. A unique refill service allows for full size bottles to be returned and refilled at a discounted price – making EPC kinder to your wallet and the planet, too. We love it. experimentalperfumeclub.com

FASHION

Future heirlooms Thoughtful design combines with high quality manufacture in Berjoan’s first collection of engaging pieces to be cherished and cared for

Allow us to introduce the gorgeous new fashion label from designer Charlotte Cameron, inspired by the vintage pieces that were handed down by her grandmother (clothing that is worn and loved to this day). Berjoan reflects on the emotional attachments we have to those irreplaceable pieces in our wardrobes that make getting dressed in the morning simple yet joyful… Driven by a commitment to sustainable textiles, the collection is fully traceable from field to fabric, incorporating 100 per cent pure British wool spun in Yorkshire, FSC certified viscose and organic cotton spun by a certified zero-emissions Italian mill, and corozo buttons

made from the nut of the tagua palm tree by heritage British button maker, Courtney & Co. The debut collection includes fine rib knits with blouson sleeves and wide cuffs, ankle-skimming dresses, skirts and tie front tops in cotton patterned jacquards, all in a neutral palette with highlights of tea rose, citrine, grapefruit, spring green and dusky blue. It’s time to cast of the lounge wear and prepare to socially reintegrate. Prices from £185 (berjoan.co.uk)

BEAUTY

Great British beauty On the hunt for under the radar beauty products that are made right here in the UK? New boutique online store, A Beautiful Life features a curated edit of hero products from some of the most innovative British brands, including the likes of Five Dot Botanics, Sens8ate and Bath House. Taking the uncertainty out of spending money on unknown brands, each and every product has been tried and tested by founder Lydia Roscoe, who has spent over 25 years working in the industry. Championing these brands in a unique new way, Lydia has incorporated inspiring, creative content and educational videos designed to help customers forge an emotional connection. Lydia says: “by shopping ‘locally’ we plan to support our community of British beauty and wellness brands enabling their businesses to grow and thrive.” Go on, treat yourself to something. abeautifullife.co.uk

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WELLBEING

Keep calm and carry on With diaries gradually filling up, it’s understandable that we might have mixed feelings about the return to normality – joy at the prospect of catching up with friends, but unease at the idea of crowds of people. In preparation for life post-lockdown, we caught up with Charlène Gisèle, primal health coach and professional biohacker, to discover her tips for managing stress and anxiety. She says: “The most effective way to keep calm whilst we gear up for re-opening is to look inwards. Here are some practical techniques for doing this.” Exposure therapy When it comes to re-socialising, especially around large groups, exposure therapy, whereby you start small and take baby steps to reintegration, is the best approach to avoid feeling overwhelmed and anxious. Choose one friend you know you’ll be comfortable around and have an extended walk in a park. Then incrementally build up to a couple of friends and simultaneously ask yourself if the thought of being around more people still makes you anxious? If the answer is yes, just dial it back until you feel ready to increase the numbers again. This ‘regress to progress’ approach is the underlying principle of exposure therapy. Body scans to go introspective A great way to bring about a deep sense of calm is to practise the ancient yogi technique of body scanning and visualisation, where you take a journey in your mind’s eye away from the

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external world and into your own body. With closed eyes, picture your feet, methodically move up to legs, belly, chest, shoulders and head. Try to go deeper – connect with your blood circulation, hear your heartbeat, feel your breath… This will instantly bring you into the present if you find yourself worrying about the future. Practise conscious breathing Learning to do rounds of conscious breathing – where you’re aware of when you inhale and exhale – throughout the day is one of the fastest and most powerful ways to instantly activate the parasympathetic nervous system and reduce the physical symptoms of stress and anxiety. The box breathing technique is an incredibly powerful stress reliever. Breathe in for four counts. Hold for four. Exhale for four. Then hold again for four. And repeat for four minutes or until calm returns. Immerse yourself in nature Another powerful tool to help manage your wellbeing is to spend more time in nature. The change of scenery can really help to reduce stress levels as it takes you outside of your thoughts, even for just a short time. Nature can be a challenge in London, but there are parks aplenty and you don’t need lots of space. Just find a patch of grass and take a seat. Or even better, take your shoes off on grass to benefit from the naturally calming effect of ‘earthing’ and connecting with yourself. To discover more about Charlène’s health coaching services, see charlenegisele.com

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The past year has encouraged all of us to focus on our health and illustrated just how important it is to be able to access help when we need it. You can do just that thanks to a revolutionary new clinic in Paddington. (med)24 is London’s first state-of-the-art private medical clinic to provide immediate and affordable access to world-class GPs. Consultations are available 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year, via an online service, or in-person at the clinic. Convenience is key, so where required, tests, diagnostics and treatments are available in a single visit. And, as part of this flexible and holistic approach, patients can also access specialists in nutrition, sports medicine, men’s health, women’s health, children’s health and preventative medicine, all under the same roof. Featuring five consulting rooms, two treatment rooms for minor procedures and a therapy suite, the comfortable clinic has the calming feel of a health spa. Something that is reflected in the exclusive patient concierge, who is on hand 24 hours a day to support and advise at each step of the way – it goes without saying that every interaction at (med)24 is underpinned with the highest levels of customer service. A series of membership plans are available, though services are also available on a walk-in basis. (med)24’s co-founder and chief executive, Jonathan Kron tells us: “following years of hearing about the frustrations people have had accessing reliable, uncomplicated healthcare for modern living, delivered with great service, I knew it was possible to do it better.” Plans start from £20 per month for an online plan. 10 Eastbourne Terrace, W2 (020 3873 6322; med24.clinic)


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Forget burnt bangers and burgers, smoked pork and chilli jam filled doughnuts are where it’s at

FOOD&DRINK

Feast your eyes on this month’s finest RECIPE

Spinach, leek and cheese pie Looking for something to keep the kids busy this half term? Yes, we know, the Easter holidays feel but a moment ago – have they actually been in school at all this year? We’re planning to get the little folk helping in the kitchen, sorting dinner and entertainment in one. And there’s nobody better to ask for inspiration on that front than Maggie Bolger of b-together, St. John’s Wood’s new family hub. Here, she shares a personal family favourite.

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Place the veg mix back in the cooking pan (to save on washing up). Crumble the feta and add to the veg mix, along with the grated cheddar. Combine these ingredients and season with salt and pepper to taste – the cheese will add saltiness, METHOD so it’s a good idea to taste first. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Crack three eggs into a Thoroughly wash the leeks separate mixing bowl and to remove any soil, and chop. whisk until combined. Peel and dice the onion. Add the eggs to the veg Finely chop the garlic. mix and combine all the Add the olive oil and butter ingredients together. Lightly grease a pie dish (keeping a smidge back to (approx 25cm x 20cm). grease the pie dish) to a large Line the pie dish with the pan on a medium heat. Add the leeks, onion and pre-rolled puff pastry (if garlic and cook until soft. you’re using a block, allow Add the spinach and cook the rolled pastry to relax for until wilted. 10 minutes before using). Place veg mix into a Add the veg and cheese colander, over a bowl, to drain mix to the pie dish. Brush the edge of the the excess liquid. (This can be pastry with milk. frozen and used as a base for Top with the second sheet veggie stocks or soups.) Leave the mix to cool, then of pastry, pinching the two squeeze it out in a muslin sheets together to seal, then cloth to remove any remaining trim away any excess. Brush liquid – if you don’t have time the top of the pie with milk. Cook in the preheated oven for this step, the pie will still for 30-40 minutes until the be delicious, but will have a pastry is golden brown. little extra juice. 2 leeks | 1 medium white onion | 2 cloves garlic | 55g butter | 3 tbsp olive oil | 400g spinach | 200g feta | 100g grated mature cheddar cheese | Salt and pepper to taste | 3 large eggs | 2 sheets pre-rolled puff pastry | 10ml milk

All fired up Hot news: Campfire, an outdoor fire pit restaurant and taproom at Two Tribes Brewery’s Kings Cross home has just opened. Housed in two custom built shipping containers next door to the brewery, it offers a taproom experience centred around an impressive open-fire kitchen for resident chefs, which will also act as a backdrop for visiting musicians. An exciting programme has been organised by Peter Herbert (former resident DJ of Ibiza’s Cafe Del Mar) and Two Tribes founder Justin Deighton, including top DJ sets, album previews, secret concerts and live streamed events. Campfire’s initial food residents are From The Ashes BBQ, a trio of chefs who came together in the midst of lockdown, working with top farmers up and down the country to create one of London’s most exciting new barbecue restaurants. Frank Fellows, Martin Anderson and Curtis Bell have designed a special menu which includes the irresistible sounding nduja ‘Del Piero’ doughnuts filled with smoked pork, house made chilli jam, BBQ sauce and nduja; and for dessert, fire pit ‘chocolate’ profiteroles covered with a chocolate beer sauce made with Two Tribes Symphony cocoa and sea salt stout. Founder Justin describes Campfire as: “the perfect culmination of our vision for Two Tribes, which brings together incredible food, great beer and talented entertainers right in our backyard. I’m looking forward to building our line-up throughout 2021 and celebrating this with beer, music and food fans from across London” Tileyard Studios, Tileyard Road, N7 (twotribes.co.uk/campfire-venue)

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Changing faces Renowned restaurateur Alex Ghalleb (Gold, Grind and Soho House) certainly hasn’t been at home over lockdown perfecting his sourdough and tinkering with DIY projects – along with his team, he’s been busy transforming One Marylebone. And the spectacular Grade I listed venue has now launched as Chameleon, a restaurant and multiexperiential space. Critically acclaimed Israeli chef, Elior Balbul is overseeing the food and has designed a menu of exquisite Tel Avivian sharing plates, which are currently being offered al fresco in the stunning garden lounge. Later this month will see the launch of nine exquisitely styled greenhouses, offering seating for 150 in groups of up to 30. But there is so much more than food on offer at Chameleon – the venue will also showcase an exciting programme of experiences including God’s Garden (a flower market in the courtyard, curated by Artistically Twisted), fully immersive cinema nights, magical health and wellness sessions with Xscape Studio, rotating art exhibitions, and Curious, a new party experience and multi-sensory event with headline DJs, 3D visuals and incredible set design. And, watch this space for news of a new private members’ club launching later in the year… One Events will continue to manage and run events and weddings in The Soane and The Gallery spaces within the One Marylebone site, as they have done in the past. 1 Marylebone Road, NW1 (chameleon.london)

LONDON FOODIE

Oli Marlow

What’s the last thing you cooked? The Paradise Soho meal kit: a couple of beef roti wraps. It was the best dinner I’ve had since lockdowns began – so tasty. I can’t wait to eat there when we are back to normal.

especially alongside a coffee. And they come in packs of three. I feel like that’s a good amount.

What do you cook on your days off? Executive chef of I always cook simple food Aulis London and with comforting flavours, Aulis Hong Kong I like spice and I’m a big fan Guilty food pleasure of one pot wonders.   What’s your It will always be something   signature dish? sweet and chocolaty. If you could cook for I only have signature dishes Currently I’m going anyone, who? at home. And my special through a phase of eating TV presenter Maya Jama. go to dish is Old El Paso Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. I feel like she would be fun fajitas with chilli heatwave I love that peanut butter and probably want to get Doritos and dips! and chocolate combination, involved in the cooking. 

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Best meal you’ve ever eaten? Restaurant Maaemo in Oslo – unbelievable flavours and incredible service. What should no kitchen be without? Definitely a good sound system. Cooking to music is always better. Oli is currently appearing on BBC Two’s Great British Menu. Aulis, 16a St Anne’s Court, W1F (020 3948 9665; aulis.london)


FOOD&DRINK PICNIC

Heavenly hampers With meet ups back on the cards, and not one, but two bank holidays this month, we’re making picnic plans with a little help from Melrose and Morgan. Their new hampers promise to bring a little luxury to your picnic blanket this summer. Showcasing produce from some of the finest artisan producers, there are a number of al fresco feasts to choose from. We love the Traditional British, an ode to the classic picnic, featuring pork sausage rolls, Scotch eggs, savoury tarts, fresh strawberries and rich chocolate brownies. Meanwhile, Heath & Hill is designed to be enjoyed on our very favourite local green spaces, and comes filled with summer salads, empanadas, seasonal frittatas, smashed avocado, hummus and chocolate Florentines. For those extra special al fresco feasts, the team can provide wicker baskets, dining sets and herringbone blankets. And for ultimate picnic perfection, a DIY hamper can be filled with your pick of delicacies and treats. Prices from £20 per person. For details, see melroseandmorgan.com

MEMBERS’ CLUB

A family affair We’re excited to welcome b-together, a new family focused community hub, to St. John’s Wood High Street this month. Thoughtfully designed by founder Maggie Bolger, this multifaceted space offers an on-site nursery, eco-led retail area, co-working and meeting spaces, studios for workshops and classes, children’s soft play zones, a designated members’ space and an apartment for short stays. But we’re probably most excited about the brasserie, AT Feast. A new culinary hub for the whole family, it offers all-day dining, cookery workshops and a coffee bar. Menus have been designed to be nutritious, unpretentious and seasonal, packed with feel-good dishes to share, plus light-bites and deli offerings, all prepared on-site with locally sourced ingredients. Through the use of innovative recipes and reusing food scraps that would normally be thrown away, the team have worked hard to ensure the menu is as close to zero waste as possible. We think it sounds like the perfect space for the community to reconnect after the most difficult of years spent apart. 47-49 St. John’s Wood High Street, NW8 (b-together.com)

SUBSCRIPTION

Wake up and smell the coffee If you usually work in the centre of town, there’s a chance you’re used to picking up your morning caffeine fix from one of WatchHouse’s six locations. And if working from home means you’re missing that unique ‘Modern Coffee’ experience, we’ve got good news. The new WatchHouse. YourHouse subscription service means customers across the Capital and beyond can get WatchHouse coffee delivered straight to their door, choosing the frequency, size of bag, coffee style

and grind type. Choose between the 1829 house blend, so named for the date the first WatchHouse was built (changed seasonally to take advantage of peak picking season, the house blend is used as the standard espresso in house and is perfect paired with milk); or the refined Roasters Spotlight, which includes a rotation of five or more carefully selected coffees, updated each season, to introduce customers to single-origin blends from small producers. The beautifully packaged beans come with an information card on the origin and tasting notes, to help develop an understanding of coffee and an appreciation for nuance in flavour. Stimulating stuff. Choose from a 3-, 6- or 12-month package, or a flexible subscription (watchhouse.com)

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TRAVEL

Travel news

ADVENTURE BREAKS

English escape

Discover your home away from home

With uncertainty surrounding when foreign travel might be able to resume, adventure travel tour operator Wild Frontiers has diversified its offering this year. Long known for offering authentic travel experiences in farflung destinations, the company has expanded its portfolio closer to home, with its first ever England itinerary departing next month. Northumberland provides the spectacular backdrop to a remarkable eight-day walking adventure. The journey begins in Durham, heading out along the

STAYCATION

To the manor born For self-catering in serious style this summer, the Dorchester Collection has introduced North Lodge, a holiday cottage in the grounds of Coworth Park hotel and spa. Perfectly private, with its own garden for those wishing to hideaway, the former gatehouse is just a short stroll from the Mansion house – with its Michelinstarred restaurant – and the award-winning spa, and guests are encouraged to make full use of these, plus the Equestrian Centre and other five-star facilities. Decorated in a relaxed and informal country house style, with British-made furnishings and art, accommodation is offered in three stunning bedrooms, two featuring en suite facilities complete with signature Coworth Park copper bathtubs. Downstairs, a fully-equipped kitchen incorporates full surface induction hob with Teppan Yaki plate, steam oven, Sous Vide unit, barista quality coffee machine and wine conditioner, providing the ultimate spot for hosting very special dinner parties. Alternatively, guests can take advantage of the dedicated chef who, on request, can prepare the same Coworth Park restaurant quality food in a more intimate setting. Or, take advantage of the opportunity for an impromptu private masterclass for the whole family around the dining table or kitchen island. North Lodge is the second private standalone cottage at Coworth Park, joining the grade II listed Dower House.

Photography: Tim Green (dish pictured is from Frog by Adam Handling, Covent Garden)

North Lodge is available to book for up to six guests, with rates starting at £3,500 inc VAT per night, minimum five-night stay. For details, see dorchestercollection.com/en/ascot/coworth-park/ rooms-suites/north-lodge/

FOODIE ESCAPES

Gastronomic getaway

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Exciting news for fans of chef Adam Handling: this month sees the opening of his first ever venue outside of London – The Loch & The Tyne, a restaurant and pub with rooms in Old Windsor. The pub will offer a curated list of local craft beers and English wines, alongside a menu of pub snacks – including Adam’s inimitable cheese doughnuts. Meanwhile, Steven Kerr, Adam’s group executive chef, and Jonny McNeil, head chef at Adam Handling Chelsea, will be taking the reins in the restaurant, where diners can expect a true celebration of seasonal British produce. The two bedrooms are kitted out with ultra-comfy beds and freestanding baths. Room packages include a decadent breakfast feast, full access to the gardens, and the

option to take one of the Nespresso Velosophy bikes (made using recycled coffee capsules) for a spin. Suitably sustainable, the site includes its own vegetable gardens, orchard, flowerbeds, an area for composting kitchen waste and solar panels. And an eco-beer garden has been created in partnership with Estrella Damm, incorporating solar-panelled phone charging points, blankets made from recycled materials and hot water bottle covers knitted by Adam’s mum. Upcycled furniture has been used throughout, and water used in all of the sinks will be recycled as toilet water, minimising water waste. The Loch & The Tyne is due to open on 17 May. For more details, and to book, see lochandtyne.com

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Pennine Way and into the untamed heart of England’s northernmost county. The route takes in spectacular waterfalls, the breath-taking fells of the Pennines and the beautiful valley landscapes along the Tweed and Till rivers, and explores the iconic Roman remains of Hadrian’s Wall, and the magnificent castle at Bamburgh. A real breath of fresh air. From £1,945 based upon two people sharing, excluding flights. Includes accommodation, meals, transport and entrance fees. For details, see wildfrontierstravel.com


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FABRIC PROMOTION

Cloud nine

Look no further for that elusive new sofa – you’ll be as snug as a bug in a rug on The Cloud Sundae corner sofa or chaise longue, new from Snug ith its sofa-in-a-box concept, Snug really is a gamechanger for London’s apartment dwellers. No longer do we have to worry about hulking a cumbersome furniture piece up three flights of stairs, nor chipping the newly painted eggshell off our living room doorway. We’ve all been there, struggling to find an appropriate angle to squeeze in our brand new three-seater, heart sinking at the thought of taking the whole door off, or worse – sending the sofa back. Refreshingly, Snug’s contemporary settees, sofa beds, snugglers and chaises arrive neatly in separate, manageable boxes, and, ingeniously, they slot together with ease and without the need for any tools. The best bit is that the products are so plush you really wouldn’t know they’re selfassembly at all – and that’s thanks to seriously shrewd design coupled with top quality craftsmanship. New to the Snug family is The Cloud Sundae corner sofa and chaise, the former being a sprawling L-shaped settee, and the latter an indulgent lounger for one, designed for putting our feet up. With the use of innovative smart locking hardware, The Cloud Sundae range can be personalised with

clever modular extensions. If you’re already a fan of the brand and have the two- or three-seater at home, you can now expand your existing sofa set-up with a corner extension – ideal for when your family grows, or, indeed, you find yourself able to spread out in style in the dreamy townhouse you’ve just exchanged on. If space-saving’s a priority, The Cloud Sundae chaise boasts optional hidden storage. Simply glide open the boxy frame and you’ll find a nifty compartment in which to keep extra blankets and cushions, or anything else you might need to throw in for a quick de-clutter when unexpected guests arrive. As with all of Snug’s offering, The Cloud Sundae range is upholstered in the brand’s signature smart velvet fabric. The soft but durable material boasts easy-care and stain-resistant qualities with four inviting colourways on offer – choose from navy, mid-grey, forest green or soft teal. These plush furniture pieces feature luxuriously deep seats, no-edge seams, and bouncy vegan-friendly “feather” cushioning, so whichever hue you plump for you’re guaranteed the height of cosy. From £949 for the chaise, for details, see snugsofa.com


INTERIORS

Interiors news Make your house a home

Snug life

Maker & Son is the brainchild of Alex Willcock and his son, Felix Conran – the grandson of the late Sir Terence. Their debut Song range, which comprises love seats, chaises and sofas in various shapes and configurations, has been hailed as the ‘most comfortable sofa in the world’. The design duo use only natural materials with a focus on craftsmanship, a timeless aesthetic and ultimate comfort. And, ingeniously, we can try out the pieces via a fleet of stylishly fitted out vans, or mobile showrooms, that come to us.

Bubble up

As our attention turns to relaxed indoor/outdoor dining this May, Polkra’s new coloured glassware hits all the right notes. Simple, stylish and sustainable, these artisanal tumblers are handblown using recycled glass and boast an arresting visual texture, each with hundreds of little air bubbles that beautifully catch the light. Choose from Apple Green, Pearl White, Garnet, Almond Shell and French Turquoise – or mix and match for a truly laid-back look. £42, set of six (polkra.com)

From £2,990 (makerandson.com)

Luxury lounging

Get funky

Ready to wear brand Taller Marmo launches its debut homeware collection this May, exclusively at MATCHESFASHION. Inspired by a year of staying at home, and the intimate indoor gatherings so soon on the cards, designers Yago Goicoechea and Riccardo Audisio envisioned a typical Taller Marmo woman in her fabulously bohemian surrounds. The collection includes huge, exquisitely handembroidered floor cushions, made in Como, Italy, and just like the luxury kaftans on offer, we can expect bold colours and sumptuous textiles.

While raising three small children, Sadie Sillett spent 10 years working as a professional cleaner before founding The Funky Appliance Company with husband Joe in 2016. Playfully exaggerating mid-century lines, Sadie’s small appliances go beyond retro and into the realms of retrofuturism. The Funky iron, toaster and kettle have already caused a stir amongst design lovers, we’re told there’s also plans for a Funky microwave and Funky air fryer this year. Fun and highly functional.

From £290 (matchesfashion.com)

From £79.99 (funkyappliance.co)

Take 5: The rule of six

Rattan picnic hamper basket, £74.90 (beaumonde.co.uk)

Contigo Autoseal Luxe travel mug, £29.42 (amazon.co.uk)

Bamboo outdoor picnic serving bowl, £49 (cielshopinteriors.com)

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Gothenburg bamboo lantern, £69 (roseandgrey.co.uk)

Scraffito Shells outdoor stool, £79.99 (perkinsandmorley.com)

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EAT OUT

A desire to reconnect with family and friends, compounded by the promise of sunshine, makes outdoor entertaining more popular than ever. Whether you have a small patio space to play with or a rolling lawn to spread out on, make sure your garden get-together lasts from day to night WORDS by ALI HOWARD

THE MODERN PATIO Contemporary patio pieces put paid to notions of traditional garden furniture with designs that blur the boundaries between inside and outside space. Now, you can smarten up your terrace with a three piece suite or modular sofa that gives its indoor counterpart a run for its money. Cox & Cox’s Capri corner set (opposite page), new for spring/summer 21, is a stylish case in point. With its fuss-free mid-century lines, its angled and tapered acacia wood legs, and its sumptuous soft grey cushioning, it is made for laid-back lounging. The L-shaped settee wraps around a similarly low-sitting coffee table, making it ideal for an al fresco afternoon tea. £1,750 (coxandcox.co.uk)

NATURE’S PALETTE For casual dining outdoors, choose materials that not only complement their natural environment, but improve with age and exposure to the elements. Nkuku’s Oso wooden dining table (right) does just that. Crafted from reclaimed teak, the hardwood takes on an attractive silver-grey hue over time, further blending with our stone patio. Here, the table and matching bench is teamed with the brand’s Chari industrial dining chairs in distressed black, while tabletop accessories focus on sustainability and craft-driven wares. Don’t forget the lighting: lanterns and candlesticks in antique brass bring both sophistication and cosiness. Table from £995 (nkuku.com)

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NIGHT LIGHTS Outdoor lighting is just as important as our furniture choices, especially if we want to prolong the party when the sun goes down. We can transform our garden into a magical space with the flick of a switch, either illuminating overhead or creating cosy lit corners in which to huddle. Though our outdoor living spaces are wide open, we can create structure in place of a ceiling with the use of industrial style festoon lights, or a mass of ditsy fairy lights. Think about zoning your space. Above, an informal dining area has been created with the simple addition of warm string lights over the table. Proving that sometimes less is more, it is a perfectly romantic set-up. Core Connect warm white connectable fairy lights, from £26.99 (lights4fun.co.uk)

SET THE BAR As we move from day to night, we might want to recreate an outdoor entertaining space that’s more stylish wine bar than sit down eatery – it offers a more sophisticated aesthetic. Outdoor bars are set to be big news this summer, with playful products designed to give us that going out experience – even when we’re staying in. Eos’s rectangular bar table and matching stools (above), designed by Matthew Hilton, bring an industrial edge to our patio space. Clean-lined and contemporary, the lofty bar set is finished in a weatherproof powder-coated aluminium. It’s amazing how an extra foot of height can set the mood for evening drinks. Bar table, £670, backless bar stool, £200 (casefurniture.com)

ALL FIRED UP If we reimagine our garden as a seamless extension of our living space, when it comes to furniture and accessories, the possibilities are endless. But how about a permanent fixture that, just as in a living room set-up, creates that allimportant focal point? Austrian heating brand Schiedel have come up with an imposing outdoor fireplace (right) that keeps us warm when the sun goes down and doubles as a stylish barbecue or outdoor oven. The unit is crafted from pumice, sourced from Iceland’s Hekla volcano, and comes in three configurations with options for integrated log storage. It also offers the perfect excuse to stay outside for longer. Garden 950 model, from £2,014 (gardenfireplace.co.uk)

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AT HOME WITH

For interiors writer Geraldine James, a house simply isn’t a home without a canine companion

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At home with

GERALDINE JAMES Sharing her two-bed garden flat with Eddie the terrier, this interiors writer proves that stylish lateral living can be canine friendly WORDS by ALI HOWARD PHOTOGRAPHY by JAMES GARDINER

hat makes a house a home? For some it’s calming décor, for others it’s a vibrant family kitchen… For Geraldine, it’s the pitter patter of tiny paws. “It was my daughter who, after years of grinding me down, persuaded me to get a dog. I’ve never looked back and will always have a dog in my life now,” she smiles. “He sits at my feet when I’m writing, he sleeps on the end of my bed, and he sits on the back of the sofa guarding our home from intruders… He’s always getting photographed!” Eddie, a proud Battersea rescue dog named after his famous lookalike in Frasier, is one of the beloved pooches featured in Geraldine’s recently published book, Cool Dogs, Cool Homes. Inviting us to snoop around some inspirational abodes – and meet the four-legged friends who guard them – Geraldine shows us how a canine companion can fit right into a modern home without having to sacrifice on style. There’s even a chapter titled Design Dogs, in which high profile designers such as Abigail Ahern and Nikki Tibbles show us their beautifully curated but nonetheless dog-friendly residences. Geraldine’s own apartment, a masterclass in restrained glamour with its wealth of natural textures and mono accents, takes up the ground floor of a large Victorian semi. With a separate entranceway, high ceilings, two double bedrooms and a sizable kitchen/diner, she describes it as having “a rare sense of space”. “I was attracted to it initially because of the size. So many Victorian houses are small, but there are only four houses of this size in the street. The others, although a mixture of styles, are of a more conventional size,” she says. Despite its pleasing footprint, the flat has seen some extensive improvement work in the 25 years that Geraldine has lived here. This includes replacing period features that had been removed. Architecturally sympathetic coving, internal doors and a huge marble fire surround were lovingly reinstalled. More recently, Geraldine has given her bathroom a makeover, reclaiming space from an old airing cupboard and significantly extending it to include a walk-in shower. She has also widened the doors to the garden and created further double doors into the sheltered area at

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the side of the kitchen – now a dream indoor/outdoor space complete with dining table, a painted bench with cosy scatter cushions, an assortment of vintage chairs, climbing jasmine and vine leaves overhead. “This really came about when my neighbour built an extension using lovely bricks,” she says. “It then made sense to create an outdoor covered dining area using the space. It is one of the best things I’ve done.” Along with Geraldine’s indoor dining table, the one outside came from an antiques fair and has been in her possession for years. When restrictions allow her, procurement of interesting furniture pieces and accessories takes her across Europe. “I love shopping in the Sablon in Belgium to buy mid-century furniture. My dining chairs come from there,” she reveals. “Pezenas in south west France has over 50 antique shops, I love going there and I never return empty handed. And I love Fornasetti in Milan for really mad quirky items, and Merci in Paris for glass and ceramics. I’ve broken so much returning on the Eurostar over the years,” she laughs. “And I’ve collected textiles from everywhere: African mud cloth from Brussels, Hungarian linen sheets from Kempton Antiques, cushions from Anthropologie and Soho Home…” It is good old Ikea for basics, though. Geraldine has recently added two glazed front cabinets to the kitchen, which she calls “a real game changer.” Although an avid collector, there is a discipline to Geraldine’s interiors shopping habits and the way in which she gives her favourite pieces space to breathe – the apartment is anything but cluttered. “I have never had a look in mind and mostly what happens is that it evolves and I drift from one aesthetic seamlessly to another,” she says. “I used to like a much more

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decorated aesthetic, but now I instinctively want a pared back look and I find myself stripping back, giving things away or loaning things.” Artwork features heavily in the flat, too, all lovingly curated, of course: “Some of my favourite items I’ve collected include an oil painting of a couple of Flamenco dancers, which I bought at the Montpellier antiques fair; a white linen dress oil painting in my bedroom, painted by my good friend Richard Nott; and a huge oil painting in my kitchen of a tutu in turquoise and green, painted and gifted to me by Laurence Amélie. “It is so striking and adds so much to any room – I have moved it around my flat.” Like so many of us, Geraldine’s lockdown experience has been a mixed one: “Family visits were on the doorstep, in fact my granddaughter had her first birthday on the doorstep,” she recalls. “But it’s also true that we’ve reconnected with our homes. I used the first lockdown to really get to grips with home tasks I’d been meaning to do. I’ve spent time making small changes, getting better organised, replacing an old rug...” Without question, Geraldine’s commodious kitchen/dining space, which spills out into the garden, proved a godsend: “It really came into its own last year when we were allowed six friends outside,” she says. “I have lights outside and plenty of seating. When lit in the summer with all the doors open it’s a great space, perfect for parties. It’s magical… And of course Eddie’s favourite place is wherever I am – apart from when dark falls, then he’s in the garden for hours hunting foxes.” Cool Dogs, Cool Homes by Geraldine James, £19.99, published by CICO Books (rylandpeters.com)

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Clockwise from top left: Geraldine’s aesthetic is light, bright and pared back; Eddie guards the home from intruders; the narrow hallway becomes gallery-like with a feature wall of curated art; the inside/outside space came into its own during the last year

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1. Layer up with natural textures underfoot and on the sofa. Helgar quad sheepskin rug, ivory, £199 (made.com) 2. Go graphic with soft furnishings in fashionable black and white. Bowie scatter cushion, £35 (sofology.co.uk) 3. Bring the outside in with calming rattan pieces in the bedroom. Nala Lighting Sila lampshade, natural, £85 (iamfy.co)

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4. A cosy spot for your pooch and a cheery colour pop for your home. Bliss bolster bed in Sienna, £225 (charleychau.com) 5. Industrial chic works inside and out. Brooklyn solid oak and metal dining chair, £180 (oakfurnitureland.co.uk)

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FABRIC PROMOTION

hether you’re stepping into one of Litta’s largescale commercial projects or a small residential apartment, the first thing that strikes you is warmth. A homely aesthetic comes naturally to the interior designer, whose early Persian childhood inspired her love of all things rich and exotic. Mix that with her love of the Nordic tradition – practicality, functionality and simplicity – and you have Litta’s signature style. Moving to Denmark at a young age, Litta was immersed into the world of design (her father worked for the acclaimed architect and furniture designer, Arne Jacobsen). Being so close to design royalty unquestionably made its mark on the young Litta and this strong Scandi influence can be seen today throughout her work. Fascinated by space, Litta allows her designs to really breathe, with form and function working in perfect harmony. To her, every room should have individual style and a whole lot of soul, but ultimately, it should reflect the personality of the client. These are dream spaces designed with a sense of calm and relaxation at their heart. Coastal cool In decorating this Danish beach house (top), Litta had full creative control – but she was keen to emphasise its natural coastal beauty without adding too much. Here, the decor hits the perfect balance between elegance and functionality. With oodles of natural daylight flooding through the property, the designer wanted to keep the space light and bright with the use of a white wash on the walls. Rustic wood and natural textures feature throughout, with cheery pastel colour pops making an appearance in every room.

Meet the designer

LITTA SOHI Creating contemporary spaces with warmth and beauty comes naturally to this London-based interior designer with an international outlook

Natural glamour Litta was tasked with renewing the living room of this Hampstead home (top right). The client wanted a warm and elegant space. Going against her usual Scandi leaning towards bright white walls, the designer plumped for a warm, dark and creamy paint colour. The earthy tone is contrasted beautifully with soft white voiles, while a striking black marble coffee table brings a dose of glamour to the natural palette. The look is finished with imposing house plants and a playfully oversized mid-century lampshade overhead. Breathing space As much at home kitting out a sprawling mansion as she is decorating a studio apartment,

there’s no job too small for Litta – and this one bed London flat (right) is a stylish case in point. With its limited floor plan, the designer has created the illusion of space with the use of cleverly zoned areas, sleek and clean-lined furnishings, and a neutral colour palette that awards the apartment a pleasing continuity as you walk from room to room. The result is light, bright and airy. For further information, visit littasohi.com or get in touch on 07776 016966 or info@littasohi.com


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An online school in an online learning environment With online learning set to remain a key element to education moving forward, discover the advantages of a purpose-built online school

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nline learning, digital learning, remote learning, blended learning, ed tech… these are just some of the words that have been used to describe education across the world as schools, colleges and universities have been forced to restructure their educational programmes in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. And, whilst ‘online learning’ is set to remain a key part of education moving forward, there are some fundamental differences between this method of teaching and learning and educational programmes that are specifically designed for a purpose-built online school. There is no doubt that over the past 12 months, educators have embraced online learning and have adapted to the best of their ability – with very little notice and guidance in moving to this way

of teaching. In what has been a steep learning curve, many schools have realised that what works in a physical classroom doesn’t always translate well in an online environment. But, when done well, online learning can be as effective as learning in a traditional bricks-andmortar classroom. Students at Pearson Online Academy USA, Connections Academy and Harrow School Online are just some of the 105,000 young people across the world using Pearson online learning platforms to power their learning. And the team are looking forward to welcoming even more at Pearson Online Academy UK Global when it opens its virtual doors this September. The structure of learning in an online school is noticeably different. At Pearson Online Academy the flipped classroom approach increases student engagement

and encourages critical thinking. Pearson’s proven technology enables students to study from home, progressing through interactive self-study materials to develop an understanding of subject content before joining ‘LiveLesson’ sessions in virtual classrooms with expert teachers and their fellow students across the world. By encouraging students to work through materials independently at a time and pace that suits them, and by using technology that generates deep insights about their learning, teachers can tailor lessons to the specific support or challenge requirements of the students in their class, with additional time freed up for them to work with individuals during one-to-one sessions. In contrast to online learning, being part of an online school requires the provision of an allround education. In addition to their

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rigorous and inspiring academic experience and extracurricular pursuits in sports, the arts, community service and academic enrichment, Pearson online school students engage in activities that develop their leadership skills, perfect their English communication, build relationships and allow them to serve their global and local communities. Empowering students to achieve academic excellence whilst supporting them to pursue their passions alongside peers from other countries means that online schools, like Pearson Online Academy UK Global, are able to create a global campus in which students broaden their understanding of different cultures and build an international network of friends. To find out more, visit ukglobal. pearsononlineacademy.com

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Introducing Heathside Fellowship For the first time ever, Heathside School will welcome GCSE students this year, headteacher Katherine Vintiner explains why they will be taking an innovative approach to learning in the senior school

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eathside School Hampstead is a vibrant and nurturing school for children from age two. Recently granted permission from the Department for Education has allowed the school to extend the upper age range of pupils to 16 for the first time this year. Headteacher Katherine Vintiner believes that simply offering students a range of GCSEs is not enough though, so the school has found a new way to ensure that all students achieve their best possible outcomes – the Heathside Fellowship. “The true meaning of education is to bring forth what is within, and we have developed the Heathside Fellowship with that firmly in mind,” Katherine tells us. “The Fellowship is a five-pronged approach to education that enables students to gain experience and qualifications in a wide range of areas. The purpose of the Fellowship is to equip Heathside students for their future in a rapidly changing world. The five elements – Scholarship, Pre-cognition, Autonomy, Citizenship and Entrepreneurship – blend to give each student experiences that allow them to play to their strengths and interests.” First and foremost come academic qualifications: Scholarship. Heathside is a non-academically selective school, but academic standards are high. Focus is not only on the GCSE subjects but scholarship itself; how to learn, think critically and build confidence. By helping every student learn to learn, the school gives them every possibility to achieve the best results they can. Pre-cognition helps students explore the changes and opportunities that are taking place in the world around them, driven by rapid technological advances in areas such as climate change, AI or gaming. A pre-cognition convention held each year has been designed to put students face to face with speakers from innovative companies. Autonomy is about ensuring that young people have the leadership and team building skills required in the workplace, this is achieved through an employability skills qualification offered by the Association of Business Executives. Citizenship is sewn into the entire curriculum at Heathside, through the house system, and the Fellowship encourages volunteering centred on caring for others and the physical environment.

Finally, Entrepreneurship – through careers advice, employment skills training and the mini MBA, students will gain an understanding of the world of work and how to bring a commercial idea to life. “The Heathside Fellowship is driven by a clear focus on our ethos and will equip students with the information, skills and toolkit to really find themselves and become knowledgeable and engaged citizens,” Katherine concludes. “I am so excited that Heathside is able to offer young people such a wide variety of experiences and hope that we will help each student to discover the path to their own future.” For all admissions enquiries, or to book a socially-distanced school tour, call 020 3058 4011. Heathside School, 84a Heath Street, NW3 (heathsideprep.co.uk)


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Life lessons For the team at Hawkesdown House School, shaping kind, capable and considerate pupils is as important as encouraging academic endeavour

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awkesdown House School is an independent preparatory school and nursery in leafy Kensington that offers an outstanding educational environment for girls and boys aged 2 – 11. Children are prepared for 7+, 8+ and 11+ examinations. The ethos and aims of the school embrace high academic standards, creative endeavour and individual attention. The motto ‘Endeavour, Courage, Truth’, reflects the aspirations for the children; that they grow into kind, capable and considerate adults. Hawkesdown House School is a safe place where people are kind, considerate and capable, where a child can start their school life happily and make early friends with confidence. It is a place of fun, purpose and success, providing an excellent education, inspiring and challenging the mind and the imagination. In a world that is changing at an accelerated rate, the school concentrates on knowing each child and understanding what is important to every family. Parents are fiercely loyal to this philosophy; it is borne out in the excellent results and immediately apparent in the open, thoughtful and happy children. Hawkesdown offers a broad, balanced curriculum, with excellent teaching, to encourage a love of knowledge and independent thinking. Sport, music and drama are all carefully integrated into the school week, to develop a wide mix of talents and interests, and for a happy and varied day. Pastoral care at the school is outstanding. The whole ethos of the school is for kindness, individual attention and very close links with parents. Pupils go on to King’s College Junior School, St. Paul’s Juniors, Sussex House, Summer Fields, Westminster Under School, Westminster Cathedral Choir School, and a range of other schools amongst the independent day schools in London and elsewhere.

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Adapting to change For Hampstead-based St. Anthony’s School for Boys, the past year has presented its unique challenges, but the response from pupils has consistently exceeded expectations, says Chris Kearns, Deputy Head, Academic

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ne thing that the last year, with its extended periods of remote learning, has taught us, is just how adaptable young people are. In the first lockdown, schools immediately focused on continuing to deliver the usual standard of curriculum, incorporating the stretch, challenge and support that pupils were accustomed to finding in the physical classroom. The challenges presented by this are well documented, and Chris Kearns, Deputy Head, Academic at St. Anthony’s School for Boys agrees that it was tough at times. “Keeping

boys engaged and motivated was no mean feat, but our excellent teaching and support staff were able to rise to the challenge with a great deal of creativity, flexibility and, crucially, lots of empathy.” As adults we are all too well aware of the difficulties that sitting behind a screen and remaining focused for prolonged periods of time can present; it is a challenge that is amplified for youngsters, who need to channel a mentality of selfdiscipline and routine, which can be both daunting and, at times, rather draining. “We were delighted at how well the boys rose to the challenge,” Chris says. “Their resilience and determination shone through in all that they did. Their admirable work ethic and good humour meant that we were able to deliver a successful remote programme, with both academic progress and pastoral wellbeing at its heart – the key principles underpinning our approach at St. Anthony’s.” Furthermore, he explains, the transition into remote learning mark two was seamless, and it quickly became evident that the boys’ digital literacy skills had improved exponentially. Skills which many adults employ in the world of work became the new normal.

Boys were clearly adept in utilising a range of platforms to collaborate and communicate with each other and their teachers. “Things like screen sharing, presenting on TEAMs and ‘version control’ had become second nature to St. Anthony’s pupils. Work which pupils turned in demonstrated their improved ability to manipulate documents and coedit in a creative and collaborative manner. Their communication was deliberate and concise and ‘break out rooms’ became a popular option for learning,” Chris tells us. Indeed, feedback from class teachers, work scrutiny and conversations with the boys themselves have indicated that far from slowing down, several aspects of learning and progress actually accelerated during remote teaching. The important thing now of course is to maintain this momentum. The big take-away for senior leaders overseeing pupils’ learning is that remote learning has unearthed a wealth of opportunities which must not be forgotten as a semblance of normality resumes. Indeed, many elements of learning were enhanced, rather than denigrated by moving online. Learnings the team at St. Anthony’s

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are determined to translate into the normal day-to-day delivery of the curriculum. Incorporating the use of platforms such as One-Note into daily teaching is just one example of this. “We are steadfast in our determination that the lessons of online learning, and the enhancements to be gained will form one of our school’s key priorities moving forward. We take this so seriously that we have already procured personal Surface Gos for all boys in Years 7 and 8, as a means of integrating digital and traditional methods both in the classroom and for prep,” Chris explains. Preparing boys for the next stage, senior school and beyond, is a responsibility that the school takes extremely seriously, not least because many of the digitally-based careers the boys will likely enter are yet to be created! “The prolonged period of remote learning has had a positive impact in many respects, and it is this legacy which we will be incorporating into our ‘new educational normal’ as face-to-face teaching resumes, albeit not as we knew it!” Chris concludes. For admissions enquiries, call 020 7431 1066 (stanthonysprep.org.uk)

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Testing times

In an unusual year, St. Anthony’s School for Girls celebrates another set of outstanding 11+ results

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he past year has been universally challenging, but particularly so for our young people, who have endured school closures and long periods isolated from friends and extended family. Celebrating successes during this period is more important than ever, then. One group of students who did not allow the events of the past 12 months to stand in their way are the year 6 girls at St. Anthony’s School for Girls, who achieved fantastic results in their 11+ – receiving offers for places at London’s top independent schools, and being awarded major academic scholarships. With the school being closed twice because of national lockdowns, normality was substantially disrupted when it came to this year’s cohort preparing for the 11+. The lockdowns and restrictions also resulted in numerous changes to the examination format; the Consortium schools, being unable to host 11+ testing in person, arranged for all candidates to complete computerised ISEB tests. Furthermore, the interview process was altered, with scheduled online interviews taking the place of the regular school-based ones. But the girls at St Anthony’s navigated all of these unexpected changes with calmness and confidence. They went on to receive offers at City of London, North London Collegiate, South Hampstead High, Channing, Highgate, Mill Hill, Francis Holland, Queen’s College, Queenswood, Northwood, St. Margaret’s and St. Helen’s. This is true testament to the hard work, dedication

and commitment they demonstrated while completing the St. Anthony’s 18-month 11+ curriculum, a roadmap to success for all the girls. St. Anthony’s offers its girls a bespoke 18-month 11+ curriculum, which begins in Year 5 with specialist English, maths and science teaching. Girls have responded enthusiastically to this curriculum, developing fearlessness in mathematics and curiosity in science, and becoming accomplished writers and orators. The school believes that the curriculum not only teaches to the exam, but beyond the confines of that, ensuring that their girls are fully educated for secondary school. The core curriculum is not taught in isolation, but within a broad creative curriculum of drama, music and sports. This approach ensures that no area of learning

is ‘put on ice’ until after the 11+ examinations. As one parent commented, “St. Anthony’s made the 11+ preparation seem easy.” The headteacher, Donal Brennan, acknowledged what an honour it has been to lead the second cohort of Year 6 girls to 11+ success. “They have shown true commitment and been excellent role models for the younger children – it has been an immensely rewarding experience. My thanks go to the girls, my gratitude to the teachers and my appreciation to the parents who have been so supportive of their daughters’ 11+ preparation during these challenging times.” St. Anthony’s School for Girls enters its sixth year in September 2021, buoyed by its phenomenal 11+ success, assured in its curriculum delivery and confident in the environment it provides for success. Prospective parents are invited to visit and discover for themselves what makes the school so special. For admissions enquiries, call 020 3869 3070 (stanthonysgirls.co.uk)

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LOVE

FITZROVIA

Once a little scruffy around the edges, this central London neighbourhood, which stands in the shadow of the BT Tower, has been smartening up its act in recent years; fine Georgian architecture, pocket-sized parks, pavement café culture and an almost unrivalled location add to the appeal

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From our agents...

Aidan Coates, Hamptons

“Post-Covid, I’m most looking forward to returning to the wonderfully vibrant Charlotte Street. This is one of my favourite spots in Fitzrovia, with its diverse collection of bars and restaurants, from Vagabond wine bar to Bourne & Hollingsworth cocktail bar, or dinner at the five star Charlotte Street Hotel, it’s the perfect night out.”

Nick Poppe, Savills

“There’s a youthful feel here, with many international students choosing to settle in the area due to its proximity to Oxford Circus and the West End universities. Once they’ve graduated, their parents will often keep these properties as investments. There’s a variety, from the red brick quirky architecture through to the characterful developments such as Rathbone Square and Fitzroy Place, putting Fitzrovia on the map as a residential destination of choice.”

Meet the locals David Moore Owner, Pied à Terre Living in Bloomsbury, I walk to work in Fitzrovia, passing through Russell and Bedford Squares and past the British Museum. I have to pinch myself – what a commute! I head up Tottenham Court Road towards Warren Street for a morning coffee at Miel Bakery – they serve truly amazing pastries, very much worth the detour. I sit in Fitzroy Square to drink my coffee, grabbing a few quiet moments before the start of another busy day at the restaurant on Charlotte Street. If the kids are with me, we might pop into Pollocks Toy Museum on Scala Street, or stop for a snack from Homeslice on Wells Street. The kids cannot wait for the opening of Where the Pancakes Are, a new concept for Charlotte Street. My great pal Andrew Jose at No.1 Charlotte St (we’ve been neighbours on the street for 30 years) used to cut my hair (say no more!). Now the rest of the family go there instead. A guilty pleasure is to grab fish and chips from Gigs on Tottenham Street and sit in Crabtree Fields behind Pied à Terre. An unlikely bolthole for an evening glass of wine is Cleveland Street, to the west of Fitzroy Square, in the shadow of the BT Tower – it is home to several great places, including The Remedy Wine Bar Shop & Kitchen and the Fitzroy Wine Cellar & Kitchen. A sneaky cocktail at the London Cocktail Club on Goodge Street is always fun, or a cooling ale at the Duke of York on Rathbone Street. Charlotte Street is a very famous restaurant street, full of eateries including Norma and ROKA. Of course, my favourite spot is Michelinstarred Pied à Terre – in the famous words of Mandy Rice Davies, I would say that wouldn’t I, but it has been my second home for 30 years on this fantastic street in Fitzrovia. Pied à Terre is London’s longest standing Michelin star restaurant and celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. 34 Charlotte Street, W1T (020 7636 1178; pied-a-terre.co.uk)

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Streethearts Simon Hedley, Druce

“Over the last 15 years we’ve seen historic Fitzrovia develop and blossom alongside its big sister Marylebone. The neighbourhood offers an edgy and eclectic mix of eateries, bars, hotels and galleries. But here’s some exciting news residentially: if you wish to immerse yourself fully and live in the area, check out 204 Great Portland Street – a stunning new landscape-defining development of apartments and penthouses.”

1 Fitzroy Square

The area’s only garden square is one of the Capital’s finest. Designed by Robert Adam in the late 18th century, the stately homes here are now listed

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2 Charlotte Street

There’s a continental feel here on sunny days, when customers throng the al fresco areas of some of the Capital’s best eateries and bars

3 Colville Place

We love this quaint pedestrianised thoroughfare, where residents have lined the narrow cobbled passageway with pots of lush foliage

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Local heroes Fitzrovia 1 The Lamb, WC1N

Paul Finch from Beauchamp Estates names this lively central London pub as his local hero. “It’s a quintessential period pub – and it’s where Dickens used to drink,” he says. The Lamb is situated between Holborn and Russell Square tube stations, boasting a great location in the heart of the action. You really can’t miss its ornate Victorian façade with its gold lettering and bottle green tiles. Re-opening its doors on 17 May, we’re looking forward to many craft beers and much seasonal British fare to come. Book a table if you can. 94 Lamb’s Conduit Street, WC1N (020 7405 0713; thelamblondon.com)

2 Mortimer’s Café, W1W

3 The Bloomsbury Hotel, WC1B

Buzzing around town can be thirsty work, so it pays to have a favourite haunt to keep returning to for a well-earned coffee break. Located at the corner of Mortimer Street and Wells Street, Mortimer’s is exactly that: a local gem and a much-loved pit-stop for busy Londoners. “It is a fantastic independent coffee shop,” says James Staite from Dexters. “It’s the perfect spot to grab some lunch while I’m on the go. Their friendly team are always so accommodating and the fresh sandwiches are simply delicious. I would highly recommend Mortimer’s to anyone who is passing through Fitzrovia.”

You don’t have to be a tourist to take advantage of the Capital’s finest hotels – and this local treasure is a case in point. Not just for overnight guests, the hotel boasts a range of luxurious amenities for local residents, too, from the exquisitely designed Bloomsbury Club Bar to the iconic Dalloway Terrace with its hedonistic, bohemian décor that’s so fitting with the spirit of the neighbourhood. Genevieve Manning, who’s lived in Fitzrovia for over 20 years, tells us: “The Bloomsbury is so lovely and a real hidden gem. There’s the cool Coral Room, a lovely 1920s speakeasy style bar.”

26 Mortimer Street, W1W (020 7636 6557)

16-22 Great Russell Street, WC1B (020 7347 1000; doylecollection.com)

Say what?

Your home, your life

Author Ian McEwan lived at 11 Fitzroy Square for many years – the location was used as the setting for his novel Saturday. In an interview with Audible Sessions, he described writing a novella he believed to be perfect in every way, but which he mislaid during the confusion of his move from this very house in 2011

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Schools WORDS by ALI HOWARD

MEET THE HEAD

Keith Birch

THOUGHT

Catching up postCovid

Southbank International School How would you sum up the school in a sentence? A lively community of diverse, inquisitive learners thriving in central London What makes Southbank International School different? Our focus on inquiry – a conceptbased curriculum that drives understanding, not just ‘knowing’, and purposeful action, not just ‘skills’.

While the pandemic threw up all manner of uncertainties, one thing we can be sure of is the huge disruption that Covid caused within the education sector. Let’s not forget that for the best part of a year students moved their learning online, with little to no face-to-face teaching and scant social interaction in the classroom – a significant shake-up for any young person starting out in life. Now, with pupils settling back into school and the world slowly opening up again, we’re looking towards a more normal, pre-pandemic style of education. But, as pupils inevitably feel the pressure of learning gaps left by the disruptive year, is there an element of online homeschooling that we can continue alongside the real thing? And if so, how do we navigate this hybrid digital/real life education? In a recent study, leading EdTech platform MyTutor found that 88 per cent of students reported online tutoring made them feel more confident in their abilities – especially during a time of severe academic disruption. This not only shows that extra online study can still be a valuable tool post-pandemic, but highlights the need for tailored support, with all the freedom and flexibility that online learning naturally brings with it. Ultimately, it’s about meeting

students where they are with their education, building confidence, and filling in those gaps. Bertie Hubbard, co-founder of MyTutor says: “EdTech allows us to bring life-changing learning to more kids than ever before. We provide online tuition that raises kids’ grades, boosts confidence and helps them fulfil their potential in life. Because it’s online, kids get access to amazing tutors from across the country, rather than whoever’s nearby. Tech also means we can offer high quality learning experiences at a scale not possible offline. Our tutors learn from each other in their online community, and they have access to online training built by teachers. Because they’re subject experts from UK universities, they have recent GCSE and A Level exam experience and up to date curriculum knowledge – perfect for helping teens achieve the best grades they can.” Far from replacing real life teachers with robots, MyTutor focuses on enhancing personto-person learning with a huge emotional impact on students reported – and who can argue with the need for that right now? “They love learning from ‘cool’ older role models,” says Bertie. mytutor.co.uk

THE SHORTLIST: FITZROVIA Portland Place School Mixed independent school for pupils aged 10 to 16 (020 7307 8700; portland-place.co.uk) Southbank International School Independent co-ed school

for boys and girls aged 3 to 18 (020 7436 9699; southbank.org) All Souls C of E Primary School State co-ed day school for pupils aged 3 to 11 (020 7186 0151; allsoulsprimary.co.uk)

Ecole Jeannine Manuel Independent FrenchEnglish international day school for pupils aged 3 to 18 (020 3829 5970; ecolejeanninemanuel. org.uk)

CATS College London Independent co-ed international school for day pupils and boarders aged 15 to 24 (01223 341300; catseducation.com)

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Can you tell us about the facilities? Our three sites contain specialist facilities as well as some strikingly unique spaces for learning, which include IT labs featuring highperformance Mac computers, well equipped science labs, a Library Resource Centre (LRC) that offers students access to over 3,800 books, online resources and databases, Specialised classrooms to inspire learning, well-equipped design technology labs, music rooms with a range of instruments and digital recording equipment and art rooms equipped with a wide range of art and craft materials How do you look after pupils’ wellbeing? Each student belongs to a small group, called an Advisory, and they see their Advisor every day. We have programmed activities to promote wellbeing, as well as spontaneous celebrations or events within a grade or a club, as well as a peer mentoring programme. We have an open, mutually supportive relationship with our parents. You’re based at Portland Place. What are the benefits of a central London education? Access to some of the world’s best resources for learning – museums, galleries, collections, studios – as well as proximity to Regent’s Park. We have access to outstanding guest speakers who may be passing through London and can include Southbank Westminster in their itinerary. (020 7436 9699; southbank.org)

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On the market

This month’s hottest properties FOR SALE Goodge Street, W1T

You know you’re anchored in fashionable Fitzrovia when you have a close-up view of the iconic BT Tower from your roof terrace. This two-bed, two-bath city pad is arranged on the upper floors of a period conversion, right in the heart of the neighbourhood. Inside is equally fashion-forward, with clean and contemporary open-plan accommodation on offer. Making the very best of its lofty position, the flat boasts a huge skylight centred over the living space, flooding the already light and bright apartment with natural daylight. £1.4 million, Dexters (020 7224 5544; dexters.co.uk)

FOR SALE Colville Place, W1

If it’s character you’re after, you’ve come to the right place – Colville Place, to be precise. This three-bed, three-bath period townhouse is an unusual find in central London – the house is situated on a quiet pedestrianised avenue, just off Charlotte Street. While some may see it as a doer-upper, others will fall for its rustic charm, but however you may want to modernise, its distinctive layout cannot be denied. Arranged over five floors, the property has oodles of interesting and versatile space to discover. £1.95 million, Beauchamp Estates (020 7486 9665; beauchamp.com)

TO LET Portland Place, W1B

With its three commodious double bedrooms, this stylish apartment makes a great family home – but it is ideal for sharers. The flat is set on the lower ground floor of a smart period property and boasts bright and modern accommodation throughout – choose furnished or unfurnished to suit your needs. Its light, open-plan living/kitchen space opens out onto a private, walled courtyard garden that’s perfect for evening drinks. That said, you won’t be starved of nights out here, with the best of buzzing Fitzrovia and Marylebone on your doorstep. £1,295 per week, Sandfords (020 7723 9988; sandfords.com)

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PROPERTY

Property news

Market insight from our agents MARKET NEWS

Bouncing back While we’ve had little to celebrate over the past year, the property market has experienced turbocharged levels of buyer demand with a 7.5 per cent annual rate of house price growth recorded in January. This, of course, is largely thanks to the stamp duty holiday, which caused a flurry amongst the nation’s house hunters – whether first time buyers, downsizers, or those simply looking for a fresh start post-pandemic. So what does the London picture look like? “We’re starting to see a strong reversal in the fortunes of the London property market and this isn’t just refined to the outer boroughs offering larger homes with outdoor space,” says Benham and Reeves’ Marc von Grundherr. “Momentum is certainly growing across central boroughs and, in fact, a number of inner London postcodes have seen the most transactions take place since we first entered lockdown. Despite a soon to be implemented stamp duty surcharge for foreign buyers, we expect this segment of buyers to be pivotal in the revival of the London market in the coming months as the world reopens.”

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Bristol Gardens

£4,300,000

Little Venice W9

freehold

A beautiful stucco-fronted Regency style house in the heart of Little Venice. Comprising 2,802 sq.ft. of excellent living accommodation over five floors with five-bedrooms, a roof terrace and a large south-facing patio leading directly onto the communal gardens. EPC rating TBC

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Willesden Lane

£3,995,000

London NW2

freehold

A splendid 4,300 sq.ft. detached house behind electronic gates with off-street parking. This magnificent house is presented in excellent condition throughout and located 0.4 miles from Willesden Green underground, and 0.6 miles from all the amenities that Queens Park provides (tennis courts, flower gardens, a children’s playground with paddling pool and the weekly Queen’s Park Farmers’ Market).

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BELSIZE PARK, NW3 Available for sale for the first time in forty five years, this top floor apartment provides close to 1600 square feet of spacious accommodation, and is located along a particularly desirable residential street in the heart of Belsize Park. There are four good sized bedrooms, a generous reception and a separate modern kitchen. A wonderful feeling of natural light can be found throughout, with windows on every side of this detached property. The attic space gives an excellent opportunity for someone to enhance the overall size, with previously agreed planning permission (now lapsed) to create a further two bedrooms and a second bathroom. Lambolle Road is within easy walking distance of the shops at both Belsize Village and England’s Lane, along with the outstanding views and beautiful parkland of Primrose Hill. Four Bedrooms • Large Reception Room • Separate Kitchen • Guest Cloakroom • Bathroom • Naturally Bright Rooms Throughout Attic (With Potential To Develop And Create A Further Two Bedrooms And Bathroom) • Close To Belsize Park Underground Station • EPC D

£1,650,000 - Share of Freehold - Sole Agent

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HIGHGATE, N6 Situated within a secure, private, gated development of only four houses, this four bedroom contemporary home is well planned and offers light, airy and spacious accommodation. Arranged over three floors, and with a good sized South West facing terrace, this genuinely lovely family home is perfectly suited to today’s modern lifestyle. The development itself is strikingly modern and has a “quality” feel, With the added benefit of secure allocated parking, the property is also conveniently located to transport, with buses to multiple destinations and Highgate or Archway Northern line underground stations being close to hand. Highgate Village and the wonderful Waterlow Park are also just a short walk. 3/4 BEDROOMS • 3 BATHROOMS (1 EN-SUITE) • WONDERFUL 24 FT RECEPTION • FITTED KITCHEN/DINING ROOM SOUTH WEST FACING TERRACE • ALLOCATED OFF STREET PARKING • PRIVATE GATED DEVELOPMENT • CONVENIENT LOCATION • EPC C

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MORTON ROAD, N1

OFFERS IN EXCESS OF £1,750,000 FREEHOLD 3 to 4 bedrooms

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A semi-detached Victorian family home located in sought after De Beauvoir and totalling over 2,000 sq ft. Set across four floors this property has many period features including parquet flooring, sash windows and shutters, coving and dual fireplaces. EPC: D 020 3740 8638

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RADLETT, HERTFORDSHIRE £3,950,000 FREEHOLD

7 bedrooms

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A stunningly presented family home in an elevated plot that extends to a third of an acre. The property spans four floors finished with numerous features including underfloor heating, air conditioning, a Sonos music system and intelligent lighting. c. 7,200 sq ft. EPC: C

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HILL ROAD ST JOHN’S WOOD NW8

A BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED SEMI-DETACHED PERIOD HOME (262 SQ M / 2,826 SQ FT) THAT HAS BEEN PAINSTAKINGLY REFURBISHED BY THE CURRENT OWNERS WHILST STILL RETAINING MANY PERIOD FEATURES. The house features a 27' double reception room with doors leading onto the patio/garden, a 32' kitchen/family room and an exquisite principal bedroom suite. Hill Road is situated within walking distance of the excellent shops and cafes of St John’s Wood High Street and St John’s Wood Underground Station (Jubilee line).

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Principal Bedroom with En-Suite Dressing Room and En-Suite Bathroom, 3 Further Bedrooms, 2 En-Suite Shower Rooms, Family Bathroom, Reception Room, Kitchen/Family/Dining Room, Gymnasium, Guest Cloakroom, Utility Room, Patio/ Garden, Sonos Home Entertainment System, Surround Sound System for Home Cinema, Underfloor Heating/Cooling in Gymnasium, Separate Entrance on Lower Ground Floor, Loft Storage with Lift. EPC: C.

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020 8731 9500

THE BISHOPS AVENUE, N2 £4,000,000

JOINT AGENT Upstairs offers additional accomodation in the form of a sitting room, office and study as well as a generous 26’ second bedroom with ensuite bathroom.

A luxurious and beautifully finished two/three bedroom duplex apartment on the Second and Third Floors of this development in one of the most prestigious addresses in London. The accomodation provides 2,823+ sq ft with a spacious reception/ dining room, large eat-in kitchen fully fitted with Gaggenau appliances. The master bedroom spans 31’ with fitted wardrobes and a walk in wardrobe leading to the ensuite bathroom. The apartment offers a selection of outdoor terraces with various apects for catching the light.

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KITCHEN WITH INFORMAL DINING: LARGE RECEPTION FOR LIVING/DINING: MASTER BEDROOM WITH ENSUITE AND DRESSING ROOM: SECOND BEDROOM WITH ENSUITE AND DRESSING ROOM: SITTING ROOM: STUDY: OFFICE: GUEST BATHROOM: X3-4 TERRACES: 2 UNDERGROUND PARKING SPACES: HOTEL-STYLE CONCIERGE: STORAGE: SWIMMING POOL AND LEISURE: COMMUNAL GARDEN


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020 8458 7311

THE BISHOPS AVENUE, N2 £10,000,000

FREEHOLD

We are delighted to present a spectacular fully air conditioned residence situated in this world- renowned location with outstanding leisure facilities. The ground floor opens up to a large reception hall with drawing room, dining room, family room, study, state of the art kitchen and morning/family room. The 1st floor has a galleried area leading to the master bedroom suite with his and hers dressing room and bathrooms, 3 further bedrooms all ensuite. The 2nd floor leads to 4 bedrooms all with ensuite shower rooms and a utility room. The basement level houses the leisure area, entertainment suite, swimming pool, gymnasium, secondary kitchen, utility room and staff quarters.

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A substantial rear garden approached by upper and lower terraces which have Italian style stone balustrading. The garden has been beautifully planted with a wide array of shrubs and plants. Carefully planned and concealed lighting illuminates the entire garden at night. Double garage and off-street parking for several cars. 8 BEDROOMS: 8 BATHROOMS: LARGE RECEPTION AREA: FAMILY ROOM: SWIMMING POOL: GYMNASIUM: ENTERTAINMENT SUITE: OFF-STREET PARKING: STAFF QUATERS: EPC C

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31 CHILWORTH MEWS, PADDINGTON, LONDON, W2 3RG GUIDE PRICE: £1,750,000 A handsome and beautifully presented four bedroom, three storey mews house, that has been modernised to an exacting standard and architecturally re-modelled for 21st century living. The mews house accommodation flows beautifully for modern day living; including a downstairs cloak room/laundry room and from the sitting room/open plan kitchen, a pair of glazed French doors lead out onto a south-west facing patio. The well-arranged ground floor accommodation is complemented on the first and second floors by two double bedrooms, a family bathroom, a master suite with dressing room and bedroom four/study. Chilworth Mews is located north of Hyde Park, and about equidistant between Notting Hill to the West, and Marylebone to the East. It is ideally placed for St Mary’s Hospital, which is less than about half a mile to the North East. The property is also well served for transport links including: Lancaster Gate (Central Line), National Rail (Paddington), Heathrow Express and the forthcoming Crossrail / Elizabeth line. EPC: Band D winkworth.co.uk on the go...

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Corringway, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, NW11 £1,139,000 | Sole Agent Superbly located, being moments from the Heath Extension and Golders Green Underground station. A handsome Grade II listed property placed in this lovely and quiet cul de sac just off Corringham Road. This delightful home is presented in very good internal decorative condition and features a spacious reception room and a fabulous sized principal bedroom with ensuite. Viewing of this super home is strongly advised.

Three Bedrooms | En Suite Shower Room | Bathroom | Lounge/Dining Room | Private Parking Space Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Cloakroom | Garden | Grade II listed | Close to Heath Extension & Underground

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RANDOLPH AVENUE, LONDON W9

A fully refurbished, architect designed garden apartment comprising approximately 1900 sq. ft. of accommodation with a south facing private garden. This particularly well-proportioned property forms part of a semi-detached Victorian house with a private entrance and features an impressive open plan family living space. The property is within easy reach of local shops, cafes, the Underground and Paddington Recreation Ground. 3 Bedrooms. En Suite Bathroom. 2 Shower Rooms (1En Suite). Utility Room. Open Plan Living Space with Kitchen/ Dining Area. Private Garden. Private Entrance. EPC Rating C

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HAMPSTEAD VILLAGE, NW3

Price upon Application

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A rare opportunity to acquire a lateral house in the heart of Hampstead Village, situated in this ever popular, prestigious and quiet location moments from Hampstead High Street and within 150 metres of Hampstead Heath. On the market for the first time in over 40 years this wonderful family home offers bright and attractive accommodation predominantly over 2 floors, with a playroom/study on the garden level. The loft space is unused providing plenty of potential to substantially enlarge the existing floorspace. Other benefits include a garage, off street parking, a delightful south west facing garden, raised terrace area ,ample reception space and a generous master suite. 6 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms (1 en suite) | dressing room | reception room | dining room | tv room | playroom | kitchen/breakfast room guest cloakroom | garage | lovely garden | off-street parking.

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Crossfield Road NW3 £1,950,000 | Freehold Rarely available 4/5 bedroom modern town house. Private rear decked patio and 11’ terrace to front. Contemporary style finish throughout. Close to Swiss Cottage, Belsize Village and Belsize Park.

Approximately 1840 sqft 17’ reception with sliding glass doors Wonderful eat-in 23 ft’ kitchen/diner 19’ master bedroom with en suite 3/4 further double bedrooms 2 more bathrooms Off street parking Set over 3 floors

Belsize Park 020 7431 1234 Your home, your life

South Hampstead 020 7625 4567 nw6@parkheath.com

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West Hampstead 020 7794 7111 192@parkheath.com

Kentish Town 020 7485 0400 kt@parkheath.com

Property Management Kensal Rise 020 7433 6174 020 8960 4845 pm@parkheath.com kensal@parkheath.com

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AVENUE ROAD ST JOHN’S WOOD NW8

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: £25,000,000 Sole Agent

available for the first time in 60 years. Bristling with potential.

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SEYMOUR STREET, W1 An extremely rare opportunity to purchase this stunning newly refurbished three bedroom duplex apartment located in this sought after and prestigious modern purpose built block extending to 1076 sq ft. 3 Bedrooms - 2 Bathrooms - Reception/Dining Room - Open Plan Kitchen - 2 Balconies - Lift - EPC Rating C LEASEHOLD 119 YEARS UNEXPIRED

£2,350,000

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HYDE PARK CRESCENT, W2 An extremely spacious 3 bedroom apartment located on the seventh floor of this prestigious purpose built block on the Hyde Park Estate comprising 1550 sq ft. 3 Double Bedrooms - 2 Shower Rooms - Guest Cloakroom - Reception/Dining Room - Kitchen - Lifts - 24 Hour Concierge EPC Rating E FURNISHED

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30 Years Experience in Marylebone Village

MARYLEBONE STREET, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 This rarely available apartment located on the second floor is one of the largest in Maybury Court and comprises of 3 bedrooms, one en suite bathroom, reception room, kitchen and second bathroom. The building benefits from a delightful communal garden, onsite caretaker and passenger lift. Maybury Court is situated a stone’s throw away from Marylebone High Street with its popular restaurants, cafes and exclusive boutiques. Bond Street and Baker Street underground stations are within close proximity with the open spaces of Regents Park also nearby. Please see website for full details

SHARE OF FREEHOLD £1,395,000

GEORGE STREET, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 A fabulous newly refurbished second floor one bedroom apartment situated a few seconds walk from Marylebone High Street. The accommodation comprises of a stunning open plan kitchen with sitting room, thoughtfully furnished, a double bedroom and shower room with fabulous gold accessories. Bond Street and Baker Street Underground Station are a short walk away as are the open spaces of Regents Park. The flat benefits from wood flooring throughout. FURNISHED Please see website for full details

£435 PER WEEK

+44 (0) 20 7486 4111

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WYNDHAM PLACE, W1 A stunning four bedroom period house

This stunning four bedroom house is centrally located to all the amenities and transport links that Marylebone house to offer. The property has been finished to a beautiful standard boasting wood floors and marble bathrooms. ACCOMMODATION & AMENITIES Large Eat-in Kitchen * Laundry Room * Guest Cloakroom * Reception Room * Study * First Floor Master Bedroom with Ensuite Featuring Separate Bath & Shower * 2nd Floor Large Bedroom with Ensuite Featuring Separate Bath & Shower * 2 Further Bedrooms both with Ensuite Bathrooms * Air Conditioning in the Ground Floor Reception Room & Master Bedroom

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ONE HYDE PARK KNIGHTSBRIDGE SW1X FURNISHED/UNFURNISHED £15,000 PER WEEK PRINCIPAL AGENT

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An exceptional three bedroom apartment (293 sq m/3,156 sq ft) in One Hyde Park with striking design, legendary service, unrivalled facilities and an unbeatable location. Residents have use of a private screening room, a full state-of-the-art gym, leisure and spa facilities along with secure underground parking for two vehicles. The development is located close to the green open spaces of Hyde Park and offers an incomparable London living experience for those who want the ultimate in elegance, peace and style.

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ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES Principal Bedroom with Walk-In Wardrobe and En-Suite Bathroom, 2 Further Bedrooms (both with En-Suite Bathrooms), Fully Fitted Kitchen, Dining Room, Spacious Double Reception Room, Guest Cloakroom, Balcony, Gym, Leisure and Spa Facilities, Squash Court, Ozone Swimming Pool, Private Screening Room, Secure Underground Parking for 2 Cars. EPC: B.

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ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 A spacious 3 bedroomed ground floor apartment (approx. 1,362 sq ft. / 126.53 sq m.) in this popular block moments from St John’s Wood High Street & Underground Station (Jubilee line) and within short walk of the American School in London. RECEPTION ROOM • EAT IN KITCHEN • 3 DOUBLE BEDROOMS • 2 BATHROOMS (1 EN SUITE) • GUEST WC • 24 HOUR PORTER • OFF STREET PARKING • COMMUNAL HEATING AND HOT WATER IS INCLUDED IN THE RENT • EPC D. £825 PER WEEK

MAIN AGENT

ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 A bright & light 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom apartment (approx. 714 sq.ft. / 66.3 sq.m.) on the 1st floor on the corner of Abbey Gardens & Abbey Road, with a short walking distance of the St John’s Wood Underground Station & the ‘High Street’. Violet Hill Park is located just around the corner. RECEPTION ROOM • SEMI OPEN PLAN KITCHEN • 2 DOUBLE BEDROOMS • 2 BATHROOMS (1 EN SUITE) • EPC C. £490 PER WEEK

SOLE AGENT

105 ST JOHN’S WOOD TERRACE, NW8 6PL

020 7722 7222 www.behrandbutchoff.com

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A RARE COLLECTION OF HOMES AVAILABLE NOW AT THE LEXINGTON PRICES FROM £900,000

EACH HOME INDIVIDUALLY CRAFTED: INTEGRATED KITCHENS WITH MIELE APPLIANCES: UNDERFLOOR HEATING THROUGHOUT: HIGH CEILINGS OVER 2.7M: GRAND ENTRANCE LOBBY: HOTEL-STYLE We are proud to offer a selection of homes available for viewing CONCIERGE: SECURE GATED UNDERGROUND at this well-established development situated a 10 min walk from PARKING: COMMUNAL GARDENS: LARGE FULLY Golders Green Station and walking distance to Hampstead Heath. EQUIPPED PRIVATE RESIDENT’S GYM: BALCONY OR PRIVATE TERRACES: 25 MINUTE COMMUTE TO Every home at The Lexington is uniquely crafted with Miele appliances, and CENTRAL LONDON: EPC B each offers a private balcony or terrace and secure underground parking. The development provides a hotel-style concierge, communal landscaped 2 bedroom apartments between £900,000-£1,599,000 gardens and a fully equipped private resident’s gym. 2 bedroom duplex apartment - £1,350,000 (Some apartments have a storage room included)

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