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Scents of Christmas Fill your home with olfactory delights this season using fresh flowers and foliage The fun house Inside a west London home that’s anything but humdrum
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37 Hot list
What to see and where to go this month
41 Gift guide
We’ve made our list, and checked it twice: ready, steady, it’s time for the Christmas shop…
48 Style & wellbeing
’Tis the season to hibernate, and we’ll be doing it in the classiest of pyjamas
50 Food & drink
The drinks are on Fitzrovia’s newest bar, plus we try Emily Roux and Diego Ferrari’s new restaurant
Winter sun in the Caribbean, holidays that give something back, a restorative pre-Christmas mini break and a weekend in lovely Lisbon
Fill your home with the scents of Christmas by embracing cut flowers and fresh foliage
62 At home with
Architect Alex Michaelis’ home is a contemporary take on Corbusien Modernism and we want it
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This month we’re enjoying the view – along with the shops, restaurants, houses, community spirit and so much more – atop Primrose Hill
News, views, titbits of property gossip and the best new homes on the market
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Christmas is coming
Liz Skone James, Editor
While it might not be December yet, whether you want to hear it or not, Christmas is now imminent (don’t shoot the messenger). Personally, I love this time of year, and it has been an absolute delight to put together our annual gift guide for you: we’ve trawled the shops to find 2018’s ultimate gifts (for everybody and every budget). And with the holiday season in mind, we’ve also included a guide to decorating your home with festive florals; because when it comes to botanicals, there’s so much more to Christmas than the tree. Don’t want to think about all that mistletoe and wine and good cheer just yet? Fear not, this issue still contains all of your regular favourites, including a tour of an extraordinary west London home created in an old MOT garage. See you next month, when I will make no apology for going full on festive…
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PINDOCK MEWS, W9 £1,595,000 SOLE AGENT Subject to contract A beautifully presented two bedroom freehold house in this delightful cobbled mews in Little Venice. The property has been recently refurbished with generously proportioned rooms and great attention to detail. The house has a modern open-plan living layout on the first floor with the bedrooms and bathrooms divided over the ground and second floors. Pindock Mews is ideally located within 800 metres of Warwick Avenue underground station and the shops, cafes and restaurants of Clifton Road. Master Bedroom with En-Suite Dressing Area and Bathroom | Second Bedroom | Shower Room | Kitchen | Reception/Dining Room | EPC- C
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QUEENS GROVE, ST JOHN’S WOOD NW8 £3,250,000 SOLE AGENT Subject to contract An exciting opportunity to purchase a charming family home ideally located on the favoured east side of St John’s Wood. The house offers bright and well planned accommodation over four floors with attractive period features as well as having the added benefit of a delightful rear garden. Queens grove is situated within approximately 0.5 miles of the shopping and transport facilities of St Johns Wood High Street and Underground Station (Jubilee line). Please note planning permission has been granted for a luxury new development scheme within the previous site of St John’s Wood Barracks located off Ordnance Hill. Master Bedroom Suite | Three Further Bedrooms | Shower Room | Guest WC | Double Reception Room | Dining Room | Kitchen | Family Room | Front and Rear Garden EPC - n/a
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ELSWORTHY RISE PRIMROSE HILL NW3 A CHARMING FOUR BEDROOM SEMI DETACHED MEWS HOUSE This rare to the market mews home is set over three floors, comprising some 1,179 sqft. Offering four bedrooms, two bathrooms, guest cloakroom, reception room and an open plan kitchen and dining room, this extremely bright house also benefits from a private roof terrace with far reaching views. This secluded development of only four houses is located within easy walking distance of Primrose Hill and Belsize Park. Accommodation: Entrance hall, reception room, kitchen, dining room, master bedroom with ensuite shower room, 3 further bedrooms, guest bathroom, guest WC. Amenities: Private terrace.
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WESTBOURNE PARK VILLAS NOTTING HILL W2 A SUPERB SEMI-DETACHED FAMILY HOME WITH A CHARMING SOUTH FACING GARDEN Offering some 2,400 sqft this Regency style, four bedroom home is arranged over four floors with immense character. Benefitting from floor to ceiling French windows in the reception room and dining rooms and a large conservatory opening onto the terrace and south facing garden, this family home is flooded with natural light. Westbourne Park Villas is located within vibrant Notting Hill with many trendy shops and restaurants just minutes from the property. Accommodation: Entrance hall, reception room/study, dining room, kitchen/dining room, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, guest cloakroom, utility room, conservatory. Amenities: South facing garden, 3 terraces, 2 balconies, summer house.
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Situated on one of the finest roads in Primrose Hill, this imposing double fronted, detached house (667 sq m/7,177 sq ft) has been the subject of a significant renovation project and now offers a wonderfully contemporary home, whilst retaining a feel of traditional elegance.
Features of the property include a ‘Fourth Wall’ Poggenpohl kitchen and a state of the art cinema room with ‘picture frame’ window displaying a vehicle concealed within the car lift. Further benefits include a landscaped rear garden and a gated driveway with parking for two cars, with a car lift for one further vehicle.
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Wadham Gardens is situated within close proximity of the green open spaces & amenities of Primrose Hill, as well as Swiss Cottage and St John’s Wood Underground Stations (Jubilee Line).
ACCOMMODATION & AMENITIES Principal Bedroom with Large Dressing Area and En-Suite Bathroom, Four Further Bedrooms (Three En-Suite Bathrooms), Vaulted Drawing Room with Galleried Library, Dining Room, ‘Fourth Wall’ Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Concealed Glass Pantry, Study/Family Room, Guest Cloakroom, Utility Room, Spa Area with 10m Swimming Pool and Jacuzzi Bath, Cinema Room with AV Wow Pulse Cinema, Glass ‘Feature’ Wine Room, Gymnasium with Golf Simulator, Landscaped 76 ft Rear Garden, Gated Off-Street Parking for Two Cars, Car Lift, Air Conditioning, Underfloor Heating, Intelligent Lighting System, Integrated Audio System, Sky Frame Window System, Plant Room, Large Storeroom. EPC=F.
Exceptional period house with parking St John’s Wood NW8 An exceptional, newly refurbished, semi-detached period home offering excellent entertaining space and an unusually large 112 ft rear garden with a double width garage. Hamilton Terrace is ideally located within close proximity to the extensive shops, boutiques and restaurants of Little Venice (Clifton Gardens) and St John’s Wood (St John’s Wood High Street). Master Bedroom with Dressing Room and En Suite • 4/5 Further Bedrooms • 2 Further Bathrooms (1 En Suite) • Office with En Suite • Study Kitchen/Breakfast Room • 2 Reception Rooms • Dining Room/Conservatory • Front Patio Garden • 112 ft Rear Garden with Shed • Gymnasium and Staff Bedroom with En Suite • Double Garage • EPC Rating A.
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Charming double fronted detached family home in premier road Hampstead Garden Suburb NW11 Backing onto and enjoying views across Hampstead Golf Course, we are privileged to offer a finely positioned character, three storey, double fronted, detached family home set back from the road behind a large carriage driveway. Having been under the same family ownership for 60 years, boasting a plethora of original 30s and 50s features, this charming home now requires total modernisation and/or extensions subject to the usual consents. Ingram Avenue is situated between Winnington Road and Wildwood Road, benefitting from close proximity to the rolling green acres of Kenwood, Hampstead Heath and the Heath Extension. This premier road is a picturesque and wide avenue lined with handsome family houses, renowned locally for having some of the finest properties of the area. Entrance Hall • Drawing Room • Dining Room • Study • Kitchen/Breakfast Room • 2 Cloakrooms • Master Bedroom with Dressing Room and Bathroom 5 Further Bedrooms • Family Bathrooms • Party Room/Cinema • Front and Rear Garden • Large Garage • Carriage Driveway with Ample Off Street Parking.
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West Heath Road, Hampstead, NW3 7
ÂŁ8,950,000 Sole Agent | Freehold | EPC B
A substantial new and imposing seven bedroom, nine bathroom, five storey detached house, with passenger lift (8,119 sq ft / 754 sq m), approached via electronic security gates, immaculately finished to an extremely high standard and set back from the road on an elevated position offering far reaching views. The property benefits from elegantly proportioned drawing and reception rooms, ideal for entertaining on a grand scale. A particular feature of the house is the kitchen/breakfast room with integrated Gaggenau appliances and floor to ceiling bi-fold doors that give direct access onto an 88' south-east facing beautiful landscaped rear garden. The leisure areas include a dedicated gym, 34' games room and a fully functional cinema room. The house also boasts a single and double garage, plus three further off street parking spaces. The many facilities include CCTV, Control 4 Home Automation System, Cat 6 cabling, comfort cooling, mechanical heat recovery ventilation, underfloor heating, laundry chute and a discreetly positioned solar panel system. A full specification list is available on request.
Hollycroft Avenue, Hampstead, NW3 6
ÂŁ5,250,000 Sole Agent | Freehold | EPC D
An exceptional six bedroom double fronted semi-detached family house superbly located in this sought-after tree-lined avenue. The current owners have refurbished this desirable home to an exceptional standard whilst retaining numerous character features. The well planned and elegant accommodation is arranged over three floors and includes a reception hall, 22'2" principal reception room, 20'9" family room, study/library and a bespoke 27'8" fitted kitchen/breakfast room with direct access to the garden. The first floor has a well appointed master bedroom with en suite bathroom and access to a terrace, two further double bedrooms both with en suite bathrooms and a utility room. There are three further bedrooms and a family shower room on the second floor together with ample attic storage. This outstanding home is also enhanced by a delightful landscaped 65' garden and secure parking behind electronic remote gates for 4-5 cars. Hampstead Heath is a few moments away and Hampstead Village (Northern Line) is within half a mile.
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A generously proportioned two bedroom two bathroom apartment set on the raised ground floor of this detached period block on one of London’s finest tree lined roads. There is also access to a large communal garden and a single garage en bloc. EPC Rating: E
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A rare opportunity to acquire this three double bedroom, two reception, two bathroom upper maisonette with an east facing roof terrace located in Hampstead Village. The property offers 1,337 sq ft of living space set over three floors of this classic period house in central Hampstead. Via a private entrance on the raised ground floor, the accommodation comprises of an East facing study, a dual aspect 23ft kitchen breakfast/reception room with fitted storage and wood floors, a guest cloakroom, a private east facing roof terrace, two further double bedrooms and the master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and a spacious en suite bathroom with pleasant views. Further benefits include a separate shower room and Share of the Freehold. Gayton Road is conveniently located just off Hampstead High Street towards the Heath and provides access to Hampstead’s shops, restaurants and deli’s and Hampstead tube station (Northern Line). EPC Rating: E
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INGRAM AVENUE, NW11 Â£5,550,000
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Backing onto and enjoying views across Hampstead Golf Course, we are privileged to offer a finely positioned, character, three storey double fronted detached family home set back from the road behind a large carriage driveway.
ENTRANCE LOBBY: ENTRANCE HALLWAY: DRAWING ROOM: DINING ROOM: STUDY: KITCHEN: BREAKFAST ROOM: 2 CLOAKROOMS: MASTER BEDROOM WITH DRESSING ROOM & BATHROOM: Having been under the same family ownership for 60 years, whilst boasting a 5 FURTHER BEDROOMS: FAMILY BATHROOMS: PARTY ROOM/CINEMA: LOFT STORAGE: FRONT plethora of original 30s and 50s features, this charming home now requires & REAR GARDENS: LARGE GARAGE: CARRIAGE total modernisation and / or extensions subject to the usual consents. DRIVEWAY WITH AMPLE OFF STREET PARKING. Ingram Avenue is situated between Winnington Road & Wildwood Road and therefore benefits from close proximity to the rolling green acres of Kenwood, EPC Rating- E. Hampstead Heath and the Heath Extension.
STRIKINGLY INDIVIDUAL Nestled in the heart of Kenwood, Atrium House is a spacious contemporary home, privately situated and set behind a secure gated driveway £10,750,000/£12,000 per week
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Wood Lane, N6 ÂŁ4,250,000
Set on this country lane, a five bedroom detached house with generous entertaining areas. The property has five reception rooms, three bathrooms and off-street parking. There is a roof terrace and a large rear garden on a double width plot which will be ideal for the summer months, energy rating e. Dexters Highgate. 35 High Street, London N6 5JT T: 020 8348 2341 E: email@example.com
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Wellgarth Road, NW11 Guide ÂŁ4,200,000
This five bedroom, double fronted family house is situated in Hampstead Garden Suburb, retaining much of its exterior charm and character. Arranged over three floors, there are two reception rooms and a grand reception hall. The landscaped rear garden has direct access onto an expansive communal paddock, energy rating e. Dexters Hampstead. 56 Heath Street, London NW3 1DL T: 020 7435 9822 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
NORFOLK ROAD, ST JOHN’S WOOD, LONDON NW8 A BEAUTIFUL GRADE II LISTED DETACHED PERIOD HOUSE, ARRANGED OVER TWO FLOORS ONLY AND LOCATED IN THIS DESIRABLE TREE-LINED ROAD.
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Offered in good decorative condition, the house provides 3,129 sq ft / 291 sq m of accommodation and features good entertaining areas leading onto a stunning landscaped garden, secure off street parking and 5 bedrooms. Norfolk Road is ideally situated for all the amenities and transport facilities of St John’s Wood including St John’s Wood Underground Station (Jubilee Line) whilst only moments away from the open spaces of both Primrose Hill and Regent’s Park. FREEHOLD
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THE GALLERIES, ST JOHN’S WOOD NW8 A beautifully presented two bedroom first floor apartment, comprising just over 1,200 sq ft of accommodation, within this modern, purpose built development. The block benefits from 24-hour porterage, comfort cooling and has underground parking for one car. The Galleries is located at the junction of Abercorn Place and Abbey Road and is within a short walking distance of the shops and restaurants of St John’s Wood High Street and the underground station (Jubilee line). ENTRANCE HALL • RECEPTION ROOM/DINING ROOM • OPEN PLAN KITCHEN • MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM • SECOND BEDROOM • BATHROOM • LIFT • BALCONY • WITHIN EASY REACH OF TUBE STATION • WITHIN EASY REACH OF BUS STOP • EPC=B. LONG LEASEHOLD
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REGENT’S PARK OFFICE 213-215 Gloucester Place Regent’s Park London NW1 6BU T: 020 7723 9988 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
PARK VILLAGE WEST REGENT’S PARK, NW1
£4,250,000 LEASEHOLD / JOINT SOLE AGENT
A double fronted Nash House of approximately 2,343 sqft located in a tranquil, picturesque crescent on the edge of Regent’s Park and within easy access of numerous shops, bars and restaurants. The property is beautifully presented and benefits from a large patio garden and excellent entertaining space comprising a large dual-aspect reception room, a second spacious reception room, a well-equipped kitchen/dining room, a master bedroom with an en suite bathroom, three further bedrooms, a family bathroom, two guest cloakrooms, and three storage vaults. Park Village West is located on the eastern side of Regent’s Park. The nearest Underground stations are Great Portland Street (Circle and Metropolitan Lines) and Camden Town (Northern Line). EPC rating D.
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SHILLIBEER PLACE MARYLEBONE, W1
£1,950,000 LEASEHOLD / SOLE AGENT
A wonderfully presented three bedroom mews, ideally positioned within this quiet mews, off Crawford Street. The current owners have undertaken a major redecoration project over the entire house, and the end result is stunning. With great plays on natural light throughout, those who wisely choose to inspect will instantly appreciate the exceptional space on offer. Along with spacious well proportioned accommodation, there is also a secure underground residents’ car park with vehicle lift. Shillibeer Place is superbly located for the world-class amenities of Portman Village, Marylebone Village and the West End, together with the green open spaces of Hyde Park and Regent’s Park. Nearby transport links include Edgware Road, Marylebone and Marble Arch tube stations, Marylebone and Paddington train stations and access to Heathrow and the West via the A40. EPC Rating C.
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Heath Drive, Hampstead NW3 • Interiors by Sibyl Colfax & John Fowler and fitted kitchen by Woodstock • Gated carriage driveway providing ample off street parking • Approximately 7,063 sq.ft Heath Drive is within walking distance of Hampstead Village and perfectly located for the local schools and transport links to Central London.
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A home with an exquisite garden.
Hamilton Terrace, St John's Wood NW8 • The house benefits from a wonderful West facing 139 ft garden • Beautiful entertaining space • Secure off street parking for two cars behind electric gates. Hamilton Terrace is one of North West London's most sought after locations, and a celebrated London address. The apartment is wonderfully positioned for the shopping facilities, cafes, restaurants, and transport links of both St Johns Wood and Little Venice. The property is also close to both Regent's Park and Primrose Hill.
Our St John's Wood expert, Declan Selbo, looks forward to helping you. firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7483 8343 07468 728 042
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Property of the month
020 7472 5000
Modern masterpiece on Redington Road, Hampstead, NW3 3 reception rooms, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, garden, double garage, exquisite house of modern design, mezzanine study, 370 sq m (3,988 sq ft), EPC=C
Guide £7.95 million* | Freehold
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020 3043 3600
A substantial family home on the West side of Hamilton Terrace, St. John's Wood, NW8 Double reception room, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, 5 bedrooms (all en suite), 2 guest cloakrooms, study, West facing rear garden, CCTV with cloud capabilities, off-street parking for one car, 388 sq m (4,173 sq ft), EPC=B
Guide £8.25 million | Freehold
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An exceptional four bedroom duplex penthouse apartment presented in excellent condition throughout with wood floor in most areas of the property. The apartment boasts amazing far reaching views over Hampstead, Hampstead Heath and the City of London. The Pryors is a highly regarded mansion block abutting Hampstead Heath, offering wonderful communal gardens, a lift, porter and allocated off street parking. EPC rating C
ÂŁ3,650,000 share of freehold
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Little Venice W9
Located in prime Little Venice, on one of the areaâ€™s premier roads, is this truly stunning three bedroom raised ground floor apartment that has been beautifully refurbished throughout. The property benefits from its own private portico entrance, wooden flooring, a wealth of period features and an abundance of built in storage. EPC rating D
ÂŁ1,850,000 OIEO share of freehold
020 7286 4632
A STUNNING FOUR DOUBLE BEDROOM PENTHOUSE APARTMENT LOCATED ON THE FOURTH AND FIFTH FLOORS OF THIS RECENTLY BUILT LANDMARK BUILDING. THE APARTMENT IS ARRANGED OVER 3,817 SQ FT / 354.6 SQ M WITH SOUTH AND EAST-FACING TERRACES ON BOTH FLOORS, WITH VIEWS OF REGENT’S PARK AND THE LONDON SKYLINE.
ST. EDMUND’S TERRACE PRIMROSE HILL, NW 8
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LARGE ENTRANCE HALL, GUEST CLOAKROOM, 53' RECEPTION/DINING ROOM, 23' KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM, MASTER BEDROOM WITH DRESSING ROOM AND BATHROOM, 3 FURTHER DOUBLE BEDROOMS (ALL WITH EN SUITE BATHROOMS), TERRACE/BALCONY, LIFTS, UNDERGROUND PARKING, 24 HOUR CONCIERGE, LEISURE SUITE WITH SWIMMING POOL, SPA TREATMENT ROOMS AND GYM FACILITIES. EPC RATING TBC. JOINT SOLE AGENTS
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An extremely attractive 4000 sq ft detached house on West Heath Avenue, Golders Hill Park, NW11 arranged over just three floors. The house is discreetly set behind a gated carriage drive, which provides parking for several cars and wonderful 100 ft south facing garden with a large paved terrace and beautifully manicured lawn. Energy Efficiency Rating - E43
Temple Fortune 020 8209 9333 | Hampstead 020 7435 4404
An outstanding, 8500 sq ft detached family home on Sheldon Avenue, Kenwood, N6 set back behind a gated carriage driveway providing ample off street parking, with a double garage, mature, west facing garden and a substantial outbuilding, offering leisure facilities and a home office. This elegant home is ideally located for Kenwood House, Highgate School and the Northern Line. Energy Efficiency Rating - C74
Highgate 020 8347 2600 | Hampstead 020 7435 4404
SATURDAY 17TH NOVEMBER 2018 10AM â€” 4PM KNOLLSTUDIO ANNUAL ONE-DAY SAMPLE SALE A rare opportunity to acquire original licensed iconic furniture at up to 70% off retail prices. Knoll International 91 Goswell Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 7EX T 020 7236 6655 Nearest tube stations: Barbican, Angel, Farringdon knolleurope.com
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What to see and do this month | words by Ali Howard
UK Jewish Film Festival
8-22 Nov | various venues We’re in for cinematic treats and silver screenings galore as this annual celebration in celluloid marks its 22nd edition. Aiming to bring the best of contemporary Jewish cinema to the heart of British culture, its comprehensive programme of premieres, panel discussions and special events is punctuated with opening, closing and centrepiece galas – a diverse trio of films not to be missed… Screenings in various north London cinemas, for details, see ukjewishfilm.org
Working Woman Michal Aviad’s UK premiere is cited as a cautionary tale for our times, and a timely one at that. The Israeli drama follows Orna, a newlyappointed property marketing manager determined to prove herself to her new boss, whilst sacrificing family life and free time. But when Benny’s flirting becomes harassment, Orna struggles to restore her sense of dignity and self-worth.
Promise at Dawn
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Three Identical Strangers The true story of triplets separated at birth, Tim Wardle’s prize-winning documentary is as remarkable as it is disturbing. Raised by their respective adoptive families within a 100 mile radius, siblings Robert Shafran, Eddy Galland and David Kellman grew up oblivious to the fact they each had two identical brothers. Stranger than fiction.
Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg as an overbearing Jewish mother, Éric Barbier’s latest filmic offering is a powerful adaptation of novelist Romain Gary’s 1960 memoir, and an ode to complex mother-child relationships. Both heart-breaking and hilarious, it promises an emotional ride.
Christmas Shopping Evening
Black Mirror: Art as Social Satire
5-8pm, W2 (connaught-village.co.uk)
Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, SW3 (saatchigallery.com)
22 Nov | Connaught Village Love it or loathe it, the seasonal shop is a time-consuming task that requires considerable planning. An opportunity to combine the gift-getting with an evening of music and masterclasses, however, is a delight. This luxury shopping and dining destination will open its doors late, allowing us to take in the carol singing, the opera and jazz, whilst perusing the boutiques and getting stuck in with style tutorials and food and drink pairing. Sounds like hungry work? Shoppers can make a night of it with a dinner reservation at one of the village’s independent restaurants.
Until 13 Jan | Saatchi Gallery From “fake news” to the rise of neo-fascism, these are tumultuous times for modern-day politics. A deep delve into how political uncertainty influences the art world, this exhibition features 26 contemporary artists whose work reacts to today’s divisive climate. Exploring the role of art in social satire, and in doing so providing light relief, the show’s highlights include Richard Billingham’s Ray’s A Laugh series – confrontational photography, or “squalid realism” as it’s been coined and John Stezaker’s Marriage series (above), which splices and overlaps publicity shots of iconic film stars, with unsettling results.
Unseen Icons by Phil Griffin
Until 23 Nov | Brownsword Hepworth Gallery It takes a special skill to capture something different in the world’s most photographed. Griffin’s work as a creative director in the entertainment industry enabled him to forge close relationships with his celebrated subjects. In doing so, he got a glimpse of his sitter’s honesty and vulnerability, revealing a level of intimacy few celebrity snappers could get close to. Here, the photographer presents a series of portraits taken over a 25 year period, featuring the famous faces of Diana Ross, Amy Winehouse, Annie Lennox and more. “To me, a good photograph is never taken – but given,” Griffin says. Now, he’s giving us a gem of an exhibition.
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15 Walton Street, SW3 (020 3887 0687; brownswordhepworth.co.uk)
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The Wider Earth Courtesy of The Trustees of the Natural History Museum
Until 30 Dec | Natural History Museum Theatrical history is being made here as an ambitious 357-seat performance space is erected within the Jerwood Gallery to accommodate the European premiere of David Morton’s Darwinian drama. That the production has found its natural home amongst the many specimens Charles Darwin collected on his expeditions is pure poetry. But it’s the sublime puppetry that’s really making audiences’ jaws drop. Featuring a cast of seven, with 30 extraordinary handmade puppets, The Wider Earth is an ingenious coming-of-age story which celebrates the natural wonders of our planet. Cromwell Road, SW7 (thewiderearth.com)
London Art Week
Takeo Paper Show: Subtle
29 Nov-7 Dec | various venues With free entry to most events and talks, there’s really no excuse not to immerse yourself in the Capital’s art world come 29 November. From special selling exhibitions and auctions to one-off shows and discussions, there’s a weighty 5,000 years of fine art to cover here. LAW’s series of winter Salons invites new audiences to explore pre-contemporary art whilst providing a platform for more than 40 dealers and auction houses to engage with curators, connoisseurs and collectors alike. In fact, free entry or no, this could prove expensive for those of us with a fine art habit. Various galleries, for details, see londonartweek.co.uk
13 Nov-24 Dec | Japan House With its roots in Japan’s only paper industry show, held since 1965, a quiet celebration of perhaps the most humble material opens this November. Presenting the works of 15 creators across art, animation, architecture, fashion, graphic design and literature, the exhibition serves to highlight our most innovative ways with paper. Focusing on texture, colour and technique, Subtle invites visitors to observe each intricate piece up close and in minute detail – and that’s the only way to fully appreciate Misawa Haruka’s hyper-faceted work, Paper Flower.
Winter cheer in the Royal Parks This December, The Royal Parks is hosting two festive activities in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens aimed to spread some holiday cheer. You can escape the bustle of Christmas shopping and enjoy a relaxing morning creating your own festive wreath using local greenery and natural materials from Hyde Park on Saturday 8 December. There’ll be festive music, drinks and nibbles to enjoy. That same day, join the team for a stroll in Kensington Gardens to discover how Queen Victoria and her consort Prince Albert introduced many of the traditions we recognise today: discover why the robin features on Christmas cards and see first-hand where the geese were traditionally fattened for Christmas dinner. To find out more, visit royalparks.org.uk/whatson/upcoming-events The Royal Parks is the charity that cares for 5,000 acres of glorious Royal parkland and 500 years of history in the heart of our capital city. Every year 77 million visitors enjoy eight of London’s largest open spaces, including Hyde Park, The Green Park, Richmond Park, Greenwich Park, St. James’s Park, Bushy Park, The Regent’s Park and Kensington Gardens. Registered charity no. 1172042.
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HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM PROPERTY FRAUD Earlier this year, after the longest criminal trial in UK history, property fraudster Edwin McLaren was jailed for 11 years. Simon Nosworthy, Head of Residential Property at Osbornes Law, looks at what property fraud is, who is considered vulnerable to property fraud and what homeowners can do to protect themselves. What is property fraud? Property owners are increasingly at risk from fraudsters who are constantly finding more inventive ways to commit crimes. Common types of property fraud include fraudsters selling properties they do not own to innocent third parties, or obtaining mortgages and stealing the money. More sophisticated types of fraud involve persuading people to pay into non-existent investment funds. Simon Nosworthy describes property fraud as: someone pretending to be you to buy, sell or mortgage your property or pretending to be a solicitor to trick people into directing cash into their account. Also, people hacking databases or intercepting emails between people and their solicitors in a bid to divert payments. Who is especially vulnerable to property fraud? Anyone is a potential victim of property fraud. However, properties that are either vacant, tenanted, being refurbished or mortgage free are especially vulnerable. The elderly are also considered more at risk. In McLarenâ€™s case, he took advantage of older people by offering his services as a financial adviser, and over time encouraged them to sign over their properties to him.
Why does property fraud occur? Homeowners may be unaware that information held with the Land Registry is available for anyone to view through the Land Registry website. This unfortunately includes fraudsters, who can find out who owns a property and if there are any mortgages over it. Fraudsters can also find out lender details and sample signatures. In 2003, the Land Registry also did away with traditional paper certificates, which had to be presented to the Land Registry on any dealings relating to the property. The Land Registry now provides copies of the registers on completion of a registration, and official copies of a title can be requested by all persons. Also, with email now becoming the preferred method of communicating, individuals leave themselves open to fraud if their email account is not secure. How you can protect your property One of the best ways to protect your property is by registering for property alerts at the Land Registry website. Once registered, if anyone applies to change the register of your property you will receive an email alert. Although the service will not stop any changes from being made, it will alert you to any fraudulent intentions on your property.
As a homeowner, you can also place a restriction on your title, which prevents the Land Registry from registering a sale or mortgage on your property unless a solicitor certifies that the application was made by you. It is also important to ensure that your property solicitor has a rigorous anti-money laundering and identity check process to reduce the risk of property fraud. Finally, if you are going to use email it is important that you keep your antivirus software up to date and watch out for suspicious emails. Osbornes Law are accredited by the Law Society under the Conveyancing Quality Scheme, a kitemark awarded only to law firms adhering to strict requirements of the Law Society to prevent fraud. Osbornes Law can advise you on any residential or commercial property issue. The firm also has a specialist property disputes and litigation department, which, in the first instance, will always seek to assist you resolve a matter without going to Court. For more information, contact Simon Nosworthy on 020 7485 8811, simon.nosworthy@ osborneslaw.com. Osborneslaw.com
Don’t shoot us for mentioning the C word in November – the sooner you get that present shopping sorted, the more time you can dedicate to actually enjoying the festivities. Whether you’re after stocking fillers, or a real blow-the-budget buy, we’re here to inspire you Illustration by Thomas Burden
With these beauties, who needs a bank-busting budget?
Grayson Perry snow globe, £50 (shop.tate.org.uk) Cactus necklace, £20 (notanotherbill.com) Bridie Hall brush pot L, £40 (libertylondon.com) City 2019 calendar craft kit, £19 (store.wallpaper.com) Gold London bauble, £4.50 (notonthehighstreet.com) SPACE Champagne/cocktail glass, £50 for a pair (lsa-international.com) 42
Gold crystal bone tag, £24.99 (petlondon.net) Cosy creature jumper, £30 (welovefrugi.com) Xmas Tree Earrings by Lual Earrings, £24 (amazon.co.uk/handmade) Dark & milk chocolate thins with caramel & sea salt, £13.95 (prestat.co.uk) Skechers children’s Hi Lite metallic lace up trainers, £42 (johnlewis.com) fabricmagazine.co.uk
Looking for something extra special for someone extra special?
Mantidy grooming roll, brown leather, £150 (conranshop.co.uk) Richard Ginori scimmia large squared vide poche, £189 (harrods.com) Victoria + Albert Baths Tombolo 10 bath rack, £300 (vandabaths.com) Diptyque Amande Exquise, £53 (selfridges.com) Ceramica Gatti 1928 Luna ceramic vase, £355 (artemest.com) 44
Karen Millen Sequin Blossom jumpsuit, exclusive to Selfridges, £299 (selfridges.com) ABStudio Abramovich Patricia soft yellow silk scarf, £135 Pour over coffee drip brewer, £99.95 (audenza.com) Marshall Acton bluetooth speaker, £139.99 (selfridges.com) (wolfandbadger.com) Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait de Parfum 70ml, £295 (libertylondon.com) fabricmagazine.co.uk
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Celeste cabinet, brass, £599 (swooneditions.com) Gucci ‘Dog’ velvet cushion, £875 (store.wallpaper.com) Globe-Trotter rose gold 20” trolley case, Ultrasone Edition 10 over-ear headphones, £1,399 (selfridges.com) Tudor Black Bay Bronze watch, £2,860 (harrods.com) £1,920 (globe-trotter.com) Stella McCartney mini velvet cross-body bag, exclusive to Selfridges, £655 (selfridges.com) Daou Golden Bright ring, £3,800 (libertylondon.com) 46
Looking for that special gift? Visit Annetteâ€™s studio and experience the individuality of her creations. Every piece of jewellery is unique and carefully handcrafted. She only uses precious and semi-precious materials which she sources from all over the world. Annette Rose Jewellery is located in the heart of Hampstead on 16 Perrins Court, London, NW3 1QS. Opening hours: Tuesday - Friday 10.30 am - 5.30 pm Saturday - Sunday 11.00 am - 5.00 pm
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Bookmark this: mywardrobemistakes.com We’re all human, we all make mistakes… specifically when it comes to buying clothes and shoes that we don’t go on to wear (come on, admit it!). Maybe you’ve fallen in love with a little black dress, but you’ve never had an occasion to wear it, or you snapped up a sale bargain in a smaller size, wrongly assuming that the New Year diet would work, for once. And then there’s the stuff you kept meaning to return, but never did… Whatever the reason, all of us own gorgeous things that we’ve never worn, or perhaps worn, but only once. Step up My Wardrobe Mistakes, an online marketplace for preowned (“first-and-half hand”) luxury fashion apparel and accessories, launched late last month by fashionista Virginie Alvarez to offer these shopping mistakes a second life. Now’s the time to clear out your wardrobe and make space for some beautiful new party pieces.
Wear this: Pavilion Ball Looking for the ultimate Christmas PJs? Forget novelty snowmen and twee twinkles – if you really want to make a style statement this season, only Liberty London’s latest sleepwear collection will do. Featuring freshly minted designs alongside updated archival patterns, the design team have drawn inspiration from Brighton’s magnificent Nash-designed Royal Pavilion. Prints evoke the palace’s fantastical Indian and Persian-inspired styling, reflecting the intricate tiles and botanical tapestries, all on lustrous 16 momme silk satin. You’ll find wide-legged palazzo pants, double-lined heavy silk kimono smoking jackets and a notched collar jumpsuit that all demand to be worn day and night. Newly launched in store and online at the end of last month, we don’t think these pieces will hang around for long, so don’t leave it until December to pick yours up. Prices from £65 (libertylondon.com)
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Su-Man Chi Flow Contour Facial I’ve long been a fan of ballet dancer turned facialist to the stars Su-Man, whose treatments are based on a combination of Pilates, Shiatsu and traditional Chinese facial massage, and have been dubbed the natural alternative to Botox. News that she is launching a new facial, available exclusively at agua Spa at Sanderson, is music to my ears: I ensure I’m first on the list to sample it. Incorporating elements of her now famous Skin Reborn Sculpting Facial, the Chi Flow Contour Facial is based on the ‘skin scraping’ Gua Sha technique (a traditional Chinese healing art form), and is designed to unblock meridians, balancing body and mind. After guiding me through the somewhat bewildering white curtained corridors of the spa (carrying my bags and chastising me for their weight), Su-Man settles me on the bed and begins her unique skin analysis. I’m familiar with it from her original facial: a clever device tells her just how hydrated my skin is (good news: it’s not as bad as I imagined) and a head and shoulder massage enables her to detect areas of stagnation and stress (and begin the process of clearing said blockages). Steaming,
cleansing and extraction follow. Su-Man asks if I mind her removing a milia that has recently appeared on my eyelid, I’m delighted, but do not anticipate quite how uncomfortable this will be: “Whatever you do, don’t move,” she instructs as I lie, frozen, with a tear rolling down my cheek. All pain is forgotten when the scraping begins; it feels deeply relaxing and, with eyes shut, I enquire if a roller is being used: “No, rollers are for lazy people who don’t know what they are doing,” I’m told. Su-Man runs a combination of sticks and plates over the skin of my face and décolletage to encourage the circulation under the skin, bringing nutrients and boosting collagen and elastin. Incorporated with her famous massage techniques, my skin is given a thorough workout. Afterwards I can’t help but stare at my reflection in the mirror. My pores are visibly smaller, I have cheekbones where once there were none and there is definition around my jawline. Su-Man brings Shakespeare’s Hermia to mind, she is little but make no mistake, she is fierce. LSJ £220 for a 60-minute treatment. agua Spa, Sanderson, 50 Berners Street, W1T (020 7300 1414; su-man.com)
We can’t tell you the number of things we’ve been led to believe will change our lives. But from the digital perm to the Power Plate, nothing ever seems to quite live up to expectation. Giving up shampoo really is a game changer, though; trust us. And no, we’re not validating the dreadlocks and self-cleaning hair theory. Hairstory’s New Wash is not a shampoo and not a conditioner, it’s a replacement for both. A detergent-free, 100 per cent biodegradable cleanser that washes hair without stripping it. And it was dreamt up by Michael Gordon, the founder of famed hair empire Bumble and bumble, so you know it’s going to be good. The body lotion-esque consistency and the fact it doesn’t foam up take some getting used to, but stick with it – we promise the results are worth it. And in keeping with our recent resolve to limit use of single use plastics, the New Wash Club offers members a refillable dispenser that’s topped up whenever you’re low. Truly a hair revolution. Subscription from £98, for more details, see hairstory.com
5 Beauty advent calendars
The Green Regime, £75
Kiehl’s, exclusive to Selfridges, £110
Atelier Cologne, exclusive to Selfridges, £300
Harrods beauty, £250
Elemis 25 Days of Beauty, £150 (elemis.com)
Food&Drink Genuine Liquorette’s Cosmo Cobler MIX THIS
Book this: Film & Fizz
Fitzrovia newcomer, GENUINE Liquorette is a unique bar and takeaway cocktail retailer. From giving guests the opportunity to create custom-bottled cocktails under the guidance of expert mixologists, to serving classic cocktails to takeaway, they’re breaking down the barriers and empowering guests to be their own bartender. While the takeaway option is perfect for parties, you might want to shake up your own mixing skills this festive season. We asked the team to share a favourite recipe: this fruity, spicy mix is being served in the bar to celebrate Thanksgiving this month. Here’s how to make it at home. 6 Rathbone Place, W1T (liquorette.co.uk)
Ingredients: 25ml Absolut Elyx 25ml orange wine 25ml Lillet Rosé 15ml Cointreau Blood Orange 1 tsp of spiced cranberry puree 2 dashes of orange bitter candied cranberries and orange slices to garnish
Method: Shake all ingredients with cubed ice. Strain into a rock glass over crushed ice. Top with garnish.
Festive diary filling up with party evenings? If you can’t face another night of drinking and dancing, may we suggest something a bit different? Between now and Christmas, take your seat for a special season of film screenings in the luxurious cinema room at One Aldwych. Everybody has their favourite festive films, but whether that be the old favourites like Miracle on 34th Street and It’s a Wonderful Life, or the newer classics like Elf and Home Alone, we’re sure you’ll find something on the schedule to warm your Christmas cockles. Relax with a glass of bubbles during the film and then enjoy a delicious three-course meal in Indigo afterwards. Presided over by executive chef Dominic Teague, the hotel’s restaurant features an entirely glutenand dairy-free menu incorporating the finest seasonal ingredients, carefully sourced from the British Isles, so you can still indulge while feeling virtuous. And it’s not often you can say that at this time of year! From £58 per person. The full programme is available on the hotel’s website. 1 Aldwych, WC2B (020 7300 1000; onealdwych.com)
Psst... The wait is over: work to transform Covent Garden’s Opera Terrace is finally complete and SUSHISAMBA is finally ready to open in its second London location (its fifth worldwide). Famous for a unique fusion of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine, since the first restaurant opened in 1999 in New York, SUSHISAMBA’s popularity has exploded. 50
It is lauded as much for its high-octane atmosphere as its unique cuisine and we couldn’t be more excited about this latest incarnation, which comes just in time for the festive season. Entered via a stunning spiral staircase, the restaurant spreads over an impressive 9,000 sq ft, with a theatre-style open kitchen and robata
grill, an eye-catching red marble sushi bar with bespoke lighting installation, and a lush living ceiling – the first of its kind in Covent Garden – planted with South American and Japanese plants. An open-air terrace offers panoramic views of the Piazza, while the private dining room features its own entrance and balcony. The menu will look familiar to fans
of the existing Heron Tower restaurant, but with a few exciting additions – we’re having a hard time choosing between the pork belly with butterscotch miso; scallops with vanilla, jalapeño, mango and aji amarillo; and octopus with aji panca, peppers and nori from the fiery robata grill…. 35 The Market, WC2E (020 3053 0000; sushisamba.com)
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Cameron Emirali Co-founder and chef, 10 Greek Street
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Caractère We have lunch at Emily Roux’s restaurant on one of the gloriously sunny October days within the first week of its opening. Expectations are high – with Emily’s name comes great promise (and for her, no doubt, pressure). Her debut venture is a collaboration with husband Diego Ferrari, who she met while training in Monaco at Alain Ducasse’s Le Louis XV. It’s actually Diego doing the cooking, with Emily focusing on front of house, but the menu has been designed and tested by both; perfectly blending their Italian and French culinary roots and focusing on different subtleties of flavour. The décor is simple and chic: marble tables, velvet-upholstered chairs and exposed brickwork are offset by cleverly placed gold-mirrored panelling and statement light fittings. With the autumn sunshine flooding through the large windows, everything gleams with possibility. The friendly front of house team talk us through the menu, which is divided into six sections varying in flavour intensity. First up, though, a platter of glorious canapés – the playful savoury Bourbon biscuit with sardine filling wins top marks for presentation. We start in earnest with cacio e pepe. Emily has told us that her husband’s take on this classic dish would be her last meal on Earth, so there’s no way we’d miss it. It is served here with ribbons of celeriac in place of pasta, and is excellent. As are the scallops we choose to accompany it. For mains, we opt for grilled monkfish, which comes served in a delicate raw citrus and aniseed dressing, and is exquisite. In contrast, ras el hanout gives the rack of lamb a
bold and punchy flavour. Each and every dish is matched with its own wine, all passionately introduced by the knowledgeable sommelier. Having abstained from eating cheese for a month, the sight of the vast round of Stichelton being wheeled up to a neighbouring table is irresistible, so we opt to share the cheese course, and go halves on the chocolate cake, which is, apparently, already a firm favourite with diners. It is indeed excellent, but almost finishes us off in all of its glorious gooiness. We vow that we will not eat for the rest of the day, but somehow succumb to the chocolate pizza, which comes at petit four time with our fresh mint tea. And we’re glad we made the space: it is curiously savoury yet sweet and rounds off the meal in the best possible way. The restaurant and its team certainly seem to have character in spades. We can’t wait to see how they fare. LSJ. 209 Westbourne Park Road, W11 (020 8181 3850; caractererestaurant.com)
When I was a child I wanted to be… a chef. When I was growing up my parents owned a restaurant and we lived directly above it. I first cooked… pavlova. It rose perfectly and I topped it with kiwi (a quintessential New Zealand fruit), passionfruit and strawberries. My kitchen hero is… Gary Skelton, the guy I trained under in Australia. Other than Gary, like-minded chefs like Nieves Barragan (of Sabor) and Stephen Harris (of The Sportsman). My fail-safe dinner party dish is… spaghetti alle vongole. My last meal would be… Jamón Ibérico as a bar snack, followed by BBQ prawns and a truffle gratin, and chocolate fondant with pistachio ice cream to finish – if we’re going for the whole deal! When I feel down I cook… pasta. Any type, as long as it’s handmade. My favourite London restaurant is… The River Café: it’s an institution. The cooking is simple, but their results are next level! Between now and New Year’s Eve, Cameron and the team will be joining numerous other eateries in supporting StreetSmart, by asking diners to donate a pound at the end of their meal to help change the lives of local homeless and vulnerable people. Now in its 21st year, the charity has raised over £8.5 million across the UK. For more details, see streetsmart.org.uk 10 Greek Street, W1D (020 7734 4677; 10greekstreet.com)
Travel news Paradise found
A pinch of SALT Ever wished you could connect more with locals on holiday? SALT of Palmar opens in Mauritius this month, with the aim of protecting and supporting the local community, while helping visitors to truly experience it. The hotel offers a unique Skill Swap platform, giving guests the chance to exchange their knowledge with the local community. Get out onto the hotel’s pesticide-free farm and see how locals grow, maintain and harvest in a sustainable way. Choose to do something new, like throwing ceramics in a local studio, going early morning fishing, coaching the local football team or learning to basket weave – whatever you choose you’ll be taking home more
than a tan. And if exploring is more what you have in mind, you’ll be equipped with the tools to get off the beaten path and behind the scenes. Think a bespoke guidebook (written and photographed by locals), illustrated maps, a local SIM card and a choice of transport (bicycles or cool convertibles). Added to that, enjoy a library filled with books by local authors, celebrating the island’s heritage; daily performances from local artists; a menu of delicious food, sourced from farmers, fishermen and growers known to the hotel by name and prepared in traditional ways, and you’ll feel like a local in no time. For more details, see saltresorts.com
And so, to bed Exhausted at the mere prospect of festive socialising? Before the whirl begins, take a break at Jersey’s Longueville Manor. Set in a 14th century manor house in a beautiful 18-acre estate of gardens and woodland, the Relais & Châteaux AA 5 Red Star hotel has always provided the perfect escape, and now even more so, with the introduction of their All Things Sleep package. At its heart is Rest Easy, a whole-body spa experience, which includes breathing techniques, meditation and a tension relieving back-massage. As well as coming away with an increased sense of focus, guests will also be gifted a Sleep Oil formulated to target their own particular sleep concerns. Pair the treatment with the benefits of a three-night escape – including transfers from the airport or harbour and breakfast every morning, plus a special bedtime drink each night – and you’re guaranteed the ultimate pre-party season recharge. From £325 per room, per night, based on a three-night stay and two people sharing a Classic Room (01534 725501; longuevillemanor.com) 52
Ryvan Holder, Concierge Manager at The Crane Resort, Barbados shares his top island hot spots With its beautiful palm-fringed beaches and year-round sunshine, it’s no surprise Barbados is a popular paradise escape. But it’s absolutely worth taking a break from the sun lounger to explore. One of the best spots to discover the island’s rich colonial heritage is St. Nicholas Abbey, a Jacobeanstyle mansion and old plantation house with its own rum distillery. Following a museum tour, you can observe the rum-making process, sample a few varieties and take home your favourite! Shipwrecks lie in the island’s crystal-clear waters, where you can snorkel amongst shoals of glittering tropical fish and giant turtles. Take the plunge in style with a Jammin’ Catamaran Cruise, where you can enjoy unlimited rum punch as you sail the seas – Bajans know how to throw a good party! After a day of exploring, don’t miss the best night spots of St. Lawrence Gap. My favourites are McBride’s and The Cove. Foodies should definitely sample the local cuisine: a delicious mix of African, Indian, Creole and British influences. Head to Oistins Fish Fry for fresh-off-the-boat mahi mahi and snapper or try a traditional fried fish sandwich at Cutters bar (just next to Crane Beach). Or for the ultimate Bajan experience, savour our national dish – cou cou and flying fish – at our very own clifftop L’Azure restaurant, whilst enjoying a panoramic view of the stunning Atlantic coast. (0800 088 5034; thecrane.com)
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Life’s better in Lisbon Luring explorers in with its magic, Lisbon is the ultimate location for a long weekend break. The Portuguese capital’s history, architecture, breathtaking landscapes and fantastic weather bring globetrotters here in their droves WO RDS PE NNY C L E M E NTS
It is early in the morning in Lisbon and already the city’s narrow streets are buzzing with people. They are flitting in and out of proud, colourful buildings and sipping espresso at pavement cafés. Just down the road the bells are chiming in the church tower, while in the distance the Tagus Estuary shimmers in the morning sunshine and the imposing 25 de Abril Bridge (blink and you’d be forgiven for thinking you were in San Francisco) dominates the skyline – Lisbon in late summer couldn’t be more idyllic. Our base for a long weekend away is York House, a small and quaint boutique hotel housed in an old 17th century Carmelite convent. It is tucked into the eastern edge of the city’s upscale Lapa quarter: a quiet, leafy and residential area of Lisbon bordering the Tagus river. The somewhat unlikely name comes from the two Yorkshire women who ran the hotel in the late 19th century. The entrance is a surprise – tree canopied stone steps and high, pink-stucco walls ascend into an intimate cobblestone courtyard, fringed by a jungle of flowering trees and shrubs. Contemporary and unfussy, it isn’t hard to see that the hotel has focused on what the modern traveller needs: spacious rooms, airy communal spaces, good food and friendly and efficient service. Each of the suites and rooms are individually decorated and unique in style. We are in one of the more classic suites overlooking the courtyard. The traditional elements of the room are perfectly married with modern lighting and contemporary furnishings. A lattice work of ancient wooden beams screens the sleeping area from the living area, while allowing natural light to flood through the space (and ensuring that the luscious greenery of the courtyard and the apparently eternally bright blue sky can be seen from
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the large and comfy bed – making prising yourself out of it a difficult task indeed). Full of characterful quirks, the interiors throughout the hotel feature antique furnishings, high vaulted corridors, marble flooring and traditional azulejo tiles, while the beautiful, leafy garden terrace is the perfect place to relax, read a book or sip on a chilled glass of Vinho Verde. A leisurely breakfast of warm, fresh bread, delicious homemade jams, scrambled eggs, bacon, fresh juice and pastries is served every morning in the restaurant, which spills out onto the courtyard. In the evenings, the restaurant is transformed into a formal dining space – there is nothing better than rewarding yourself with dinner here after a long day sightseeing (or should that read hill walking?) in the city. Open to locals as well as guests, it serves a simple but delicious menu of traditional Portuguese food. We enjoy several incredibly laid-back and romantic candlelit dinners here. The food is insanely good: be sure to try the prawns à lá guilho, grilled octopus and caramel chocolate mousse for dessert – all are not to be missed. In fact, we cannot find fault with anything at York House. With its quiet, traditional ambience, it is a haven from the outside world, and proves itself to be the perfect sanctuary during our stay. Lisbon may well be a small city, but its attractions are huge – the people, the food, the culture, the history, all add up to make the ultimate weekend getaway destination. Simply wandering around the streets of Lisbon at any time of day or night is magical.
Above: the hotel’s formal dining room Left: the secluded courtyard is leafy and lovely
LISBON’S FAMOUS… THE DETAILS
Hop on the No. 28 Tram at Largo Martim Moniz and trundle around the old city to find your bearings. Travelling from central Lisbon up to Castelo de São Jorge and the Alfama district, it is the best way of getting around and a tourist attraction in itself.
Castelo de São Jorge offers one of Lisbon’s best vantage points. Perched high above the city, it is the place to go if you want to enjoy unrivalled 360-degree views. Wander into Alfama on foot for lunch in one of the many street-side bars.
Take a short train ride from Cais do Sodré to the old fishing village of Cascais. Here you will find beautiful, golden sandy beaches, historic 19th century architecture and good family-run restaurants. The water is cold, but it’s well worth the journey.
Pastéis de Nata
On Belém seafront you’ll find Pastéis de Belém, serving some of Lisbon’s finest Pastéis de Nata. And don’t leave before discovering the imposing 16th century Torre de Belém and the Gothic architecture of the Jerónimos Monastery.
Want to eat your way around Lisbon? A short stroll from York House is the city’s most exciting market. Created by Time Out Lisbon editors in a historic market hall, the award-winning market brings together the best of foodie Lisbon all under one roof.
Room rates at York House start from €88 in low season and €156 in high season with breakfast priced at €17 per person (+351 21 396 24 35; yorkhouselisboa.com)
Interiors news Innovation squared Lighting, wallcovering, art installation… Nanoleaf Canvas launches this November following an illuminating debut at Berlin’s IFA International. With its intuitive touch controls and modular square design, its palette playfully changes hue as inquisitive hands brush across the wall. Not only that but a built-in rhythm function adapts and reacts to music. Undoubtedly an interiors game-changer. £179.99 for a set of 9 panels (nanoleaf.me)
Back to the wall Debuted at Focus/18, wallpaper aficionados Arte have revealed three swoonful collections: Artisan, Insolence and Cantala. The latter honours the pure beauty of natural materials like sisal, raffia and paper, while strong geometry, pattern and colour offer up an edgy, retro identity. Think diagonal woven textiles cut on the bias; oblongs and circles on a contrasting geometric grid; and hand-folded paper patinated in metallic ink and delicately woven to create a glamorous gilded effect. From £39 per linear m (arte-international.com/en)
Creating an eye-catching interplay with surrounding light and space, Italian brand Duka’s custom-made shower enclosures now come in an innovative mirror-effect chromed glass, transforming the humble cubicle into an architectural feature. Acting as a two-way mirror, reflective on the outside yet perfectly transparent from inside, questions of privacy – and claustrophobia – are answered with the most stylish of solutions. From £707+VAT (duka.it)
In sheep’s clothing Keeping things cosy and chic in the reading nook this autumn, The English Cowhide Company present a range of child-sized sheepskin-covered beanbags that are perfect for kids to snuggle down in. Naturally hypoallergenic and toasty in the colder months, you’ll probably be hard pushed to get the rugrats out again. From £299 (englishcowhidecompany.co.uk)
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D.S. & Durga Holy Ficus, £58
Boule de Parfum by Linari, £58
Carthusia guest soaps, £18
Natale Di Rombi Christmas Tree, £50
Urban Apothecary Oriental Noir reed diffuser, £35 (urbanapothecary london.com)
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Seasonal botanicals Incorporating cut flowers and fresh foliage into a festive decorating scheme offers an added layer of luxury – and ensures a home filled with olfactory delights. From arresting mantelpiece arrangements to dazzling door wreaths, sweeping staircase garlands to bountiful centrepiece bouquets, this year we’re keeping it real. Nothing smells as good as Christmas…
Judith Blacklock is a floristry luminary and runs a comprehensive series of courses in her eponymous Knightsbridge flower school, including wreath-making masterclasses throughout November and early December. We asked the green- and nimble-fingered Judith for her pick of the best yuletide florals and foliage. What are the floral trends for Christmas 2018? Sustainability is a key element for Christmas this year. Glitz and baubles are less evident and the emphasis is on glorious woodland foliage, such as ivy and pine, with added detail provided by cones, seedpods, dried flowers and berries. Colours for this season are copper and brass and these can be incorporated into designs with baubles, ribbon, vases and fabric to give seasonal sparkle and interest.
How can we decorate with foliage indoors? An easy way to decorate the home is to cut branches and place them in a vase at the entrance. Holly from the garden never has enough berries, and it is good to leave some for the birds, so I buy Ilex verticillata (deciduous holly) from the florist to mix amongst my leaves. Alternatively, use berried sprays of Skimmia which is an easy to grow garden shrub. I love to decorate the
Main image: learn how to craft your Christmas centrepiece with help from the London Flower School Below: at a workshop with Judith Blacklock (above) you’ll create a larger than average wreath guaranteed to last into the new year
mantelpiece with branches of fragrant spruce. You could use those cut from the bottom of the Christmas tree! Intersperse them with thick candles, apples and cones, using foam in a shallow dish as a support. What do fresh flowers offer that faux arrangements don’t? Life and vitality – a warmth not obtainable in faux flowers. I am not against faux flowers, they certainly are useful, especially in hard-to-reach places which would be difficult to water, but they can never replace fresh flowers for bringing warmth and comfort into the home. What do you recommend to achieve that unmistakable Christmassy scent indoors? Ivy is available to all along riverbanks, in woods and growing up fences. Tall growing ivy produces wonderful fruits that turn black at Christmas, and are a delight to use. Quick growing Leylandii is also useful at this time, especially when mixed with other foliage with a contrasting form, such as Choisya ternata (orange blossom). Pine is one of my favourites; its long needles add distinction to any design of mixed foliage. Skimmia produces red berries which are wonderful mixed with other evergreens. Rosmarinus (rosemary) has a lovely fragrance, and has beautiful blue flowers that may be on show in December if the winter is mild. What can we expect from a wreath-making workshop? From one of my workshops you can expect to create a unique, larger than average circle of gorgeousness that will last well into the new year. You will then have the skill and knowledge to recreate one every year that follows. Anyone can become a wreath maker if they are given the right advice and a fully comprehensive handout to follow. 4-5 Kinnerton Place South, SW1X (020 7235 6235; judithblacklock.com)
Fabric’s festive floral favourites Sensational centrepieces The Christmas feast should satisfy all the senses, not just tickle the taste buds, which is why this Noël, we’re dressing the table with an abundant display of florals that’ll look and smell as delicious as those rosemary roasted spuds. Style it like a pro by enrolling in a festive masterclass and you’ll surprise your lunch guests with nothing short of a floral masterpiece. The London Flower School’s Christmas table styling masterclasses cost £275 and run from 4 to 18 December (020 8181 4154; londonflowerschool.com) Glorious garlands Hanging a rich drape of seasonal shrubbery on the mantelpiece is one warming welcome for Santa on Christmas Eve, and while the big man might not use the stairs, us mere mortals do, so a sweeping garland to
see you down on Christmas morning is pure magic. Especially if it’s a beautifully handcrafted boa of magnolia leaves (below, left). £20 per ft, The Magical Christmas Wreath Company (020 3651 7780; magicalchristmaswreaths.co.uk) Welcoming wreaths A smart London street dotted with rows of glitzy ‘O’s on its doors is a Christmas spectacle guaranteed to
warm the cockles – and using fresh foliage only adds to a home’s outward hospitality. Whether you opt for a contemporary take to complement your striking new-build, or a traditional ring to ornament your Georgian terrace, make sure it stands out. Mayfair wreath, pictured above, £695 + delivery, Pulbrook & Gould (020 7730 0030; pulbrookandgould.co.uk) Beautiful bouquets With so much seasonal flora in the home you’d be forgiven for neglecting your vases. But cut flowers in a festive colourway can add an inviting flourish away from the main room with the Christmas tree – perfect for the guest bedroom, or as a welcoming bit of sparkle in the hallway. For added wowfactor, make it a dramatic, sculptural affair with baubles, berries and twigs. Red Rejoice tall arrangement, pictured below, from £295, Neill Strain Floral Couture (020 7235 6469; neillstrain.com)
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Clockwise from left: a fireman’s pole makes for a dramatic entrance to the kitchen; a Corian slide adds childlike appeal; striking use of glazing floods the house with daylight Opposite page: a rectangular courtyard pool continues the contemporary lines; elevated roof gardens with city views
“Why would you want to get from A to B through a humdrum corridor when you can go via a bridge, or a porthole, or a fireman’s pole?”
The site of a former MOT garage, on a quiet street in west London, offered the perfect opportunity for architect Alex Michaelis to create a dynamic family home filled with lateral light and space. The new build sits boldly amongst its comparatively lacklustre neighbours – namely threestorey office blocks – and its playfulness is immediate. “The soft curving shape of the house is a response to the hard jagged-edged buildings which surround the site,” Alex confirms. It stands out for all the right reasons. A contemporary take on Corbusien Modernism, with its sculptural and geometric forms, the curvy design is interrupted with dramatic glazing, inviting maximum daylight to penetrate the house’s challenging long and 64
narrow footprint. It’s also flipped upside down, which helps, with landscaped gardens on the roofs of its two voluptuous towers, not only elevating its outside space to the heavens, but offering Alex and his family spectacular city views. In fact, its curves are penetrated by regular rectangular and circular apertures along key view lines that respond to surrounding structures. Alex’s shrewd attention to detail continues indoors, too, as he describes how daylight reacts – and refracts – to the design. “Natural light flows in and around all the curves,” he says. “It floods in through the many glass roof lights, through the large porthole windows and through the floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors, which lead onto the pool courtyard… .” And when the sun sets? “At night, the artificial lighting creates magic. We had help from Sally Storey who is a lighting genius! We incorporated playful elements into the lighting on the glass bridge, for example, where cleverly concealed lights in the wood floor wash the space with ever-changing rainbow colours. It’s dynamic and fun.” The interior is every bit as fun as the property’s street view promises, engaging its inhabitants with intriguing
spaces accessed by unconventional means: why would you want to get from A to B through a humdrum corridor when you can go via a bridge, or a porthole, or a fireman’s pole? Alex’s childlike eye for design is utterly endearing, and his natural sense of play recalls the dream houses we all used to imagine and draw as children, without bounds. “Design doesn’t have to be too serious,” he enthuses. “Play is so important and playful elements are integral to the house; the Corian slide, which runs alongside the curved staircase, and the fireman’s pole for quick access to the ground floor, invite everyone to play.” Styling a home with such imposing architectural bones must come with its own set of challenges, but these are not necessarily limitations, according to Alex. Bespoke, semi-circular seating hugs the curved walls of the den while a rounded free-standing bath only reflects the bathroom’s swooping lines. The use of a neutral palette gives flow to the property’s open-plan living spaces and, importantly, allows its structural form to shine, both outside and in. “I like to bring nature in,” the architect adds, with a nod to the new build’s green credentials. “We used simple natural materials and finishes throughout; with off-white unfinished plaster on the walls and ceilings, Dinesen Douglas fir wood on the floors, white marble in the bathrooms and kitchen, and leather-clad handrails and door handles. The muted tones create a calm backdrop for the colourful artwork.” The art collection indeed adds contrasting colour pops to the mix, but beyond that it brings personality and a warm, homely feel. Unsurprisingly, it’s fresh, contemporary and playful. “There is a huge pink Harland Miller piece, Love Saves The Day, in the entrance hall,” says Alex. “A deep blue kinetic mobile by Daniel Chadwick gently spirals above the swimming pool, and a full-size wire frame sculpture of a grand piano and pianist by David Macilwaine stands in the front courtyard serenading visitors!” You wouldn’t expect anything less in this beautifully irregular abode. Michaelis Boyd, 108 Palace Gardens Terrace, W8 (020 7221 1237; michaelisboyd.com)
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Area guide Primrose Hill Primrose Hill’s summit might sit at just 63 metres above sea level, but the views from the top are so expansive that they are famously protected. And it’s not just that virtually unrivalled vista that attracts the Capital’s literati and glitterati: from its brilliant location, to its pretty pastel-coloured houses and villagey vibe, there’s something pretty special about this NW postcode. It’s a little piece of countryside on the very doorstep of central London (and there’s no shame in admitting that, sometimes, you need to escape the bustle of our beloved city). Mix some pretty special properties with a quaint high street boasting the very best high-end boutiques, cafés, restaurants, wine bars and independent shops, and those lucky Primrose Hillbillies certainly seem to have it all. Not that we’re jealous, oh no… Photography Kathy Anne Lim
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Bryn Williams Chef patron at Odette’s “As well as Odette’s being located in Primrose Hill, I live locally, so I certainly consider the area to be my London home. My favourite thing about it is the atmosphere: despite only being about 10 minutes from central London, you could easily think you were in a village, full of friendly locals, independent shops and plenty of greenery. I like to get my morning coffee at The Little One – they do such great coffee, the best I’ve come across in London. For breakfast or brunch, Greenberry Café serves the tastiest eggs Benedict in the area, but you have to get there early on the weekends as it’s a very popular choice! For an evening drink, The Engineer is a classic and proper pub, perfect for a pint at the end of the day. The best way to make the most of the area is definitely to walk up the hill to enjoy the spectacular views of the city. I’ve found that Primrose Hill has been a really great location for the restaurant over the years – we celebrated its 10-year anniversary last month, which is a fantastic achievement in the London restaurant industry. We wouldn’t have been able to reach it without a very loyal following from locals, but we equally see many people coming from the centre of town, especially those wanting a bit of an escape to a quieter area.” 130 Regent’s Park Road, NW1 (020 7586 8569; odettesprimrosehill.com)
Did you know? London’s skyline, so long dominated by St. Paul’s Cathedral – offering its promise of the afterlife – could have been overtaken by a resting place for bodies expectantly awaiting resurrection. In the early 1800s British industry was booming and London’s population was greater than that of any other city in the world. With that boom came the problem of what to do with the bodies of the dead. In 1831, inspired by the ancient Egyptians, architect Thomas Wilson suggested a pyramid shaped cemetery as the solution. Known as the Metropolitan Sepulcher, it was to be built on 18 acres of Primrose Hill, rising 94 storeys high with a capacity of up to 5 million corpses. Built from brick, with granite facings, it would feature a steam powered lift, a chapel and accommodation for a keeper, sexton and superintendent. It did not win the approval of the authorities and was never built – had it been, it would have stood not far short of The Shard, and almost as wide as it was tall.
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From the agents... “Primrose Hill boasts large detached Victorian houses, many of which have been separated and renovated into flats. A one-bed flat currently sits between £500,000 and £700,000, while a two-bed is from £750,000 upwards. A terraced house starts at approximately £3.5 million, and a large house could be anything up to £20 million, presently. Family houses don’t come to the market often, so when they do, competition is high!” Ricky Dengel, Sandfords
Local heroes LEMONIA, NW1 Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward’s Jake Joffe describes his bestloved local haunt as “a family-run restaurant that’s great value for money”. The always-buzzing eatery serves up a comprehensive menu of traditional Greek fare, including kleftiko, papoutsakia and a rude-not-to moussaka, as well as fish and veggie dishes, charcoal grills and meze specials – little wonder it’s a firm favourite amongst Primrose Hill locals. “It’s friendly, hospitable and they only use the freshest ingredients,” says Jake. “It’s a great place to relax in with its light-filled, leafy, bohemian interior.” 89 Regent’s Park Road, NW1 (020 7586 7454; lemonia.co.uk) OKA, NW1 With so much to choose from at this pan-Asian and sushi restaurant, you’d be wise to take your time perusing its extensive menu whilst enjoying a sparkling sake. From miso black cod to Marmite chicken, mains are a delectable affair, while speciality sushi rolls include the intriguing jalapeño salmon and the tempting tataki asparagus. Oka is certainly an establishment to keep returning to, not least to try a new dish. Arlington Residential’s Marc Schneiderman would agree, saying: “It’s always a pleasure to go to, the food is excellent.” 71 Regent’s Park Road, NW1 (020 7483 2072; okarestaurant.co.uk)
HARRIET KELSALL, NW1 Whether you’re in the market for an engagement ring, a wedding band, or a contemporary update of a precious hand-me-down (lucky you, in all three scenarios) this Primrose Hill boutique has your jewellery needs covered. With its in-house design team and thorough consultation process, you can expect to walk away with something truly special. Local resident Alyse Goulding was thrilled with her eternity ring from Harriet Kelsall: “From sitting down with our designer to seeing the finished product, the whole experience was creative, thoughtful and really personal.” 69 Regent’s Park Road, NW1 (020 3886 0757; hkjewellery.co.uk)
“Unlike many central London locations, Primrose Hill has a real village feel with lots of independent shops, cafés and boutiques. It’s very close to Regent’s Park and London Zoo, but the park itself is a personal favourite with its far-reaching views across London. The area also boasts some stunning period architecture and garden squares.” Emlyn Parks, Chestertons “Currently there are very few areas in London in which demand outweighs supply, however, Primrose Hill is one of these. It really is a special place: the sense of community, the uniqueness of the area and the village feel, all within minutes of the city. There’s so much to appeal to all age groups, so regardless of the wider market, we continue to help people find their dream homes in this hugely desirable area.” Bambos Haralambous, Goldschmidt & Howland
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With gardens backing on to the northwestern parts of the Hill, the detached Queen Anne style houses built here in the 1920s sell for a pretty penny
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SCHOOL OF LIFE Sebastian Hepher, Principal of Eaton Square Schools, discusses the benefits of attending an all-through school children of all ages with the skills and values that will prepare them for life.” Creating well-rounded individuals Preparing pupils for everything that life may present them with is very much at the heart of the school’s ethos. Whatever age the child, Hepher explains, parents entrusting their children to the care of Eaton Square School can be ensured that equal importance will be placed on intellectual, artistic, physical and musical pursuits throughout their educational journey: “We pride ourselves on making sure all our pupils are happy and confident, so they can progress and thrive as individuals.”
Choosing the right school for your child can be difficult. It’s their first step into the world of education and there are many factors you should take into consideration when evaluating options. Not only academic results, but also things like the quality of the facilities on offer, and whether the pupils are happy and the staff engaging. Worth considering are the many benefits of an all-through school. Something for everyone All-through schools combine at least two educational stages – usually primary and secondary – in one establishment. A number of schools also offer nursery classes and sixth forms, taking children right through from age two to age 18. Having welcomed its first pupils from the age of 11 into the newly opened upper school – the first co-ed private school to open in central London for decades – last September, Eaton Square School is now one such establishment. Principal, Sebastian Hepher explains: “Eaton Square School provides a seamless co-educational learning experience from the Early Years in our three central London nursery schools, through to the preparatory school in Belgravia and
now onto the upper school on Piccadilly. We carefully considered the benefits that continuous education brings – not only to the child, but to the whole family – and have created a vibrant co-educational school that educates your children right through their school career.”
Knowing what’s right Of course, no prospectus or website can ever truly convey what a school is really like; Hepher has this advice. “Make sure you do your research, establish your needs and take the time to visit all the locations you are considering – your gut instinct will point you to the right choice. After all, you are the experts when it comes to your own children.”
Reaping the benefits This model of schooling is still relatively unusual, but it is becoming increasingly favoured by educationalists. The most obvious advantage is that it eliminates the unsettling transition period between primary and secondary. “Transitioning from school to school is a big step in a child’s life. Our aim is to transform a stressful time into an adventure, where every child feels comfortable with their surroundings,” Hepher tells us. And there are other advantages, such as the fact that younger children benefit from having specialist language and science teachers on hand, and can enjoy access to the very best facilities. Hepher says: “Consistency is key in education: offering continuity in the formative years of a child’s life and a shared philosophy and ethos with teachers working together across different year groups, our school provides
For nursery and prep enquiries, call 020 7931 9469 and for upper school enquiries, call 020 7491 7393 (eatonsquareschool.com)
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Coping with emotional contagion You might worry about your child catching a nasty infection at school. But according to a 2016 study by the University of British Columbia, they can also catch the negative feelings of their teachers. The study found that students whose teachers were suffering from burnout or emotional exhaustion had higher levels of cortisol, the stress hormone. “Emotional contagion is the vibe you pick up from others that influences your own emotional state,” says Mira Schauble, a psychotherapist at The Ed Psych Practice. “It’s a natural social drive, so it has always been around. But because people are much more aware of it now, they’re addressing it directly.” Hilary Wyatt is one of them. As head of Eaton Square School, Kensington, she’s passionate about teachers (including herself) leaving a positive “emotional wake”. Her tactics include doing a mindfulness practice in staff meetings, so teachers don’t take their stress with them into the classroom. But emotional contagion can pass from child to child, too – as well as from parent to child. Hilary believes that teaching pupils emotional intelligence is key to preventing the former. That’s why hers do yoga for 45 minutes once a week, followed by 15 minutes of mindfulness. Year Ones have the school guinea pigs in class with them in the mornings, while Year Six have tea and toast with Hilary each Friday. There’s also circle time for children to talk about how they’re feeling and an emotion wheel on the wall with advice for what to do if they’re angry or sad. Preventing negative emotional contagion from parent to child starts with awareness, says Mira. “It’s normal that our nervous system activates – otherwise we’d be asleep all the time,” she says. “But if you’re stressed and angsty, everything from your heartbeat to your breath is affected. And a child can read that subconsciously.” If this happens, Mira recommends naming what’s happening so the child understands but doesn’t feel responsible. “For example, you could say, ‘Mummy’s a little stressed now and what helps me is to take three deep breaths so I can be calm.’ This way you’re creating awareness and modelling the strategies for calming your nervous system.” (theedpsych.com; eatonsquareschool.com)
The Shortlist The Cavendish School Independent day school for girls aged 3 to 11 years (020 7485 1958; cavendishschool.co.uk) Primrose Hill Primary School State co-ed day school for pupils aged 2 to 11 years (020 7722 8500; primrosehill.camden.sch.uk)
St. Paul’s CE Primary School State co-ed day school for pupils aged 4 to 11 years (020 7722 7381; stpauls. camden.sch.uk) Fine Arts College Independent co-ed day school for pupils aged 13 to 18 (020 7586 0312; hampsteadfinearts.com)
Jane Rogers The Cavendish School
How long have you been head at the school? Since April 2017. Previously I was at City of London School for Girls, where I was head of prep for seven years. How would you sum up the school in a sentence? A hidden gem; The Cavendish School is a place of calm, joy and ambition. What makes it different? The ability to combine joyful learning and high aspirations within a nonselective environment. We also make time for our pupils, getting to know them well as individuals.
How would you best describe your personal educational ethos? A desire to celebrate and learn from each other’s differences and strengths within a multi-faith, multicultural setting. Making the most of what London has to offer. Strengthening all areas of the curriculum for girls so they can open all doors to their futures – whatever they may hold.
How do you balance your extra-curricular activities with the academic side? Both are hugely important and develop together. Personal interests and skills benefit all areas of learning; for example, the links between learning an instrument and mathematical thinking are well known. On top of our outstanding music lessons, we offer a very wide range of extra-curricular clubs and activities, including circus skills, chess and cooking. The Cavendish School, 31 Inverness Street, NW1 (020 7485 1958; cavendishschool.co.uk)
CULTIVATING CREATIVITY Having expanded its facilities Hampstead Fine Arts College continues to help students aged 13 to 19 to achieve their full academic and artistic potential in an informal, collaborative environment atmosphere, believes Cave, which inspires a love of learning that extends well beyond formal exams and into adult life.
Tucked away behind wrought iron gates in a quiet corner of Belsize Park, Fine Arts College has an enviable reputation as a school that draws out students’ individual talents in an atmosphere that one parent has described as “industrious informality”. Alongside a full academic curriculum, it offers an exceptional range of art-based subjects – including fine art, textiles, film, photography and graphic design – with students’ work in these disciplines being recognised by institutions such as the Royal Academy of Arts. Unusually, there is no restriction on subject combinations, so students are free to create a study programme that is tailored to their strengths. An original vision Principal Candida Cave, a graduate of the Ruskin School of Art in Oxford, founded the Fine Arts College in 1978 with fellow artist Nicholas Cochrane. It started life as a specialist sixth form college for art and art history with just 20 pupils; numbers grew and in 1982 a full arts and humanities A Level curriculum was added. By the early 1990s, a GCSE programme was in place, and the college was thrilled to welcome its first
Year 9 pupils this September – a natural entry point to prepare for GCSEs. Fine Arts College also offers a Portfolio course, aimed at preparing students for Art Foundation. Its founders always saw the college as a bridge between school and university, a place that encouraged self-discipline and self-motivation, and this distinctive philosophy is still very much in evidence today. As Cave points out: “The informal nature of relationships between staff and students strengthens high expectations and encourages a rigorous approach to work.”
A unique ethos Entry to the College is based on academic and creative potential, rather than prior academic performance. The process varies slightly at GCSE, A Level and Portfolio stage, but references from previous schools and an informal interview play an important part. The College’s ethos is rooted in the belief that, with the right encouragement, students can flourish academically and creatively. The school prides itself on being able to identify and nurture talent that may have been overlooked in other school environments. Small class sizes, outstanding teaching and excellent pastoral care make this possible. And it is reflected in the impressive results achieved: this summer, students celebrated a nine per cent year-on-year improvement on A level results. Leavers have gone on to a wide range of prestigious destinations, including Russell Group and US universities and elite art colleges such as Central Saint Martins and Parsons School of Design in New York.
Outstanding teaching and facilities The students at Fine Arts College are fortunate to be taught by staff who, as well as being highly experienced educators, are often distinguished musicians, artists, filmmakers, writers and actors in their own right. And facilities at the college rival those at leading universities; this year saw the opening of a cutting edge new home for the Fashion and Textiles, and Media and Film Studies departments in a former interiors shop on England’s Lane. Classes are kept small, and the teaching atmosphere is informal and collaborative. It’s this open, energising
For more information about Hampstead Fine Arts College and to request a prospectus, visit hampsteadfinearts.com/admissions Fine Arts College, Centre Studios, 41-43 England’s Lane, NW3 (020 7586 0312; firstname.lastname@example.org)
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No ordinary semi, this grand period property boasts copious square footage with an impressive six bedrooms and five bathrooms, a heated outdoor pool and a glorious 88 ft rear garden. It is recently renovated, so tenants will benefit from all mod (and luxury) cons, as well as the high ceilings and beautiful bays that come as standard in a property of this calibre: think reception rooms more like ball rooms and vast windows befitting an elegant Edwardian orangery. £4,250 per week, Aston Chase (020 7724 4724; astonchase.com)
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REGENT’S PARK TERRACE, NW1 FOR SALE
When it comes to residential architecture, nothing says ‘London’ like a John Nash terrace. Sitting stately between Primrose Hill, Regent’s Park and Camden Town is this handsome family townhouse, arranged over five floors. Grade II listed, the property is filled with quintessentially London period features, too, including light-loving floor-to-ceiling sash windows, original fireplaces and a smart galley kitchen. A perfect little sun trap of a courtyard completes this classic Regency picture. £4.5 million, Savills (020 3428 2900; savills.co.uk)
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AINGER ROAD, NW3
This light and lovely three-bed is located on one of Primrose Hill’s most popular tree-lined roads. Arranged over the ground and lower ground floors of an imposing period property, there’s 2,078 sq ft of flexible living space to enjoy. All three bedrooms have a corresponding bathroom, with the master suite also boasting a sizable walk-in wardrobe. But best is the chic and contemporary open-plan kitchen/ diner, which leads directly to a pretty private garden. Offers in excess of £2 million, or to let at £1,350 per week, Goldschmidt & Howland (020 7043 4433; g-h.co.uk)
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Directory Recipe for success If all you want for Christmas is a brand new kitchen, ensure it is the ultimate multi-use space – both stylish and practical – with these top tips for developing a dream design
Where once it was a hidden away workspace, households are gravitating more towards the kitchen as a place to spend time together. The modern kitchen is a place to relax, to entertain and last but not least, a place to cook: very much the heart of the home. If you’re designing a new kitchen, much rests on getting things right. Rebecca Malyon, head of design at Neptune kitchens has these tips on making the most of your space while maximising storage and functionality. Start by considering whether your current space works or if you are able to open it up or extend it. A larger space will allow you to create an open-, or broken-, plan design with different ‘zones’: “Factoring in primary zones for cooking and socialising allows the kitchen to become a multipurpose hub, bringing the whole family together. It also lets you make the absolute most of a room: every nook and cranny is explored.” When you’re sure of the space you have to work with, her advice is to really think about how you, and your family, want to use it, as well as asking yourself questions like who you cook for, what you cook and how you cook: “It’s so important to have an idea of
Dr. Richard Mitzman Mitzman Architects LLP what you want before approaching a designer,” she explains. Don’t forget that a kitchen doesn’t have to be fitted. Freestanding, individual furniture pieces can be really practical, not only looking beautiful but giving mountains of storage space, too. And consider countertop cabinets, which allow you to keep things like toasters, kettles and coffee machines plugged in and easy to use, but hidden behind the bifold doors when you aren’t using them. Consider incorporating an island or peninsula – not simply the ultimate multi-tasking space, but a good way to delineate the kitchen space without cutting it off. “Having a kitchen island has huge benefits that go further than just the additional work surface. A beautifully designed island also turns into a beautiful piece of furniture with ample storage, if used wisely you can make your kitchen work efficiently for you,” says Rebecca. When you have a clearer idea about what you want in the kitchen, you can start thinking about how it will look. Don’t be afraid to do something different. Colour, on walls or cabinets, suggests Rebecca, is “a very clever tool” for transforming the way a space feels. “Dark greys, brave navy and, more recently, moss greens set a strong mood. They have instant impact but in a more dramatic way than the lighter end of the spectrum, especially when paired with contrasting hardware or a spectacular stone worktop.” (neptune.com/kitchens)
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What advice would you give to someone looking for an architect? The best way to find your architect is by word of mouth. Speak to someone who has had a successful build and get their recommendations. The annual Open House event is also a good way to discover different consultants: visit a house you are really impressed with and enquire into who worked on it. Unit 1 Primrose Mews, Sharpleshall Street, NW1 (020 7722 8525; mitzmanarchitects.com)
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Jeremy Karpel Years in the business? I’ve been an agent in Hampstead for 31 years, and this year, my partner Daniel Epstein (pictured) and I are celebrating TK International’s 20th anniversary. There are only a handful of old school agents left; I’m a firm believer that there’s no school like the old school for professionalism and knowledge. I love London because… as Dr. Johnson says: “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” The history, the charm, the architecture, the parks, the restaurants, the cafés, the great shopping and the international vibe – and Hampstead is simply a microcosm of London. First London home? A two storey maisonette in Hatch End, which I moved into the day after I came back from my honeymoon. It all seems very provincial now… If I wasn’t an estate agent I’d be… a film production designer. I worked in the film industry as a trainee set designer for Warner Bros. in the 1980s. Favourite London street? Jermyn Street. I used to work there in Alfred Dunhill. This last peaceful vestige of a more elegant time is full
up watching the ducks on Hampstead Ponds with the incongruous parakeets flying over South Hill Park.
of the finest shirt- and bootmakers, tailors and fine art galleries that you could find anywhere in the Capital. Favourite client? I’ve had the pleasure of dealing with so many wonderful clients, some of whom I still deal with today – and in some cases I deal with both their children and grandchildren. Favourite place? Cecconi’s in Mayfair, with its wonderful, ever-present maître d’, Giacomo Maccioni overseeing the always flawless service. My favourite place to grab a coffee is… Gail’s in Hampstead, which doubles up as my second office. It’s a great place to meet people; it serves sublime coffee and consistently good food.
My hidden talent is… not so hidden. I’m a sketch artist and illustrator and have exhibited my work. My last exhibition was at Tom Conti’s home last year, the proceeds of which went to Marie Curie and the Hampstead Arts Festival. Period property or new-build? I love all architecture, my degree is in architecture and interior design. But striking contemporary with integrity is my favourite. Take one person, dead, alive or fictional, out in London – who and where? David Niven for lunch at Le Gavroche. Aliens attack – which London landmark would you save? I’d save St. Paul’s Cathedral: Wren’s masterpiece. Creature comfort? Fortnum & Mason’s thick cut marmalade.
If I need head space… I go for a long walk over Hampstead Heath and end
Paying it forward Chestertons has funded a ground-breaking programme set up by St. Mungo’s, which recruits volunteers to help tackle the number of rough sleepers in the Capital. The role of a full-time coordinator has been fully financed by the London estate agents and has proved vital to the charity’s First Response scheme. To find out about volunteer opportunities with St. Mungo’s, visit mungos.org/get-involved/volunteer (chestertons.com)
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Q. What’s the etiquette around taking my own photos when viewing a property? A. “A good agent will ensure a property is fully photographed from all angles, and those images should be available online or in the brochure. But if there is something a potential buyer wishes to photograph, they should ask the permission of the owner, if present, or the agent. In most cases, a polite request will be agreed to, though this may be refused if there are issues of privacy and/or security.”
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The clue’s in the name: this new development of 59 one- and two-bed apartments, exclusively for the over 60s, brags Hampstead Heath as a neighbour. But it’s not only calming green spaces on offer: you won’t need to travel at all to feel you’re in the heart of the action. Take a dip in the lap pool followed by a rejuvenating sauna, or enjoy an invigorating workout in the gym and stretch studio before meeting a friend for coffee in the buzzing social hub that is the development’s own Village Café. So much for a quiet life, eh? From £792,500, Pegasus Life (0800 975 0170; hampsteadgreenplace.co.uk)
Luxury living ups its game with this grand gated development in Hadley Wood. The Residence, positioned adjacent to 10 acres of ancient woodland, and discreetly tucked away behind a sweeping driveway, is home to nine individually styled apartments. While this might sound like the perfect rural retreat it is, in fact, a mere 11 miles from the buzz of the West End, offering homeowners the best of both worlds. Indoor luxuries include kitchens by Neil Lerner, commodious en suite master bedrooms and beautiful bathrooms complete with Aquavision TV. And if that’s not enough to pique your interest, the private heated pools will. From £1.495 million, Statons (020 8441 9555; heronslea.net; statons.com)
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This smart new development comprises a selection of two- and threebed apartments boasting terraces, balconies, underground parking and a concierge service. Located on the corner of Finchley Road and Hermitage Lane, residents will find themselves in prime position for the very best of north west London, with Hampstead Heath on the doorstep as well as super speedy access into town. They can expect the very best in contemporary interiors, too, with elegance and relaxation top of the design brief. Stylish, deluxe living in one of the Capital’s most enviable areas? We’re calling this a no-brainer. From £995,950, Glentree New Homes (020 8731 9500; four5two.com; glentree.co.uk) 78
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HYDE PARK MANSIONS, W1 Located on the 4th ﬂoor of this period mansion block is this wonderful newly refurbished three bedroom apartment. Hyde Park Mansions is brilliantly located just a short walk from Edgware Road tube stations and the open spaces of Hyde Park. Reception Room, Kitchen/Dining Room, Three Double Bedrooms, Two Shower Rooms, Family Bathroom, Underﬂoor heating, EPC Rating D.
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Situated in this prime residential turning, adjacent to Holne Chase is this 6 bedroom detached, family home, comprising nearly 2900 sq. ft. The ground floor provides a good sized entrance hallway, leading to a lovely reception room and dining room with doors directly onto a westerly facing, rear garden. There is also a kitchen/breakfast room, TV room/family room and a cloakroom. The first floor offers four bedrooms and three bathrooms (two of which are en-suite) and a utility cupboard. The master suite is located on the top floor and comprises, bedroom, dressing room and en-suite bathroom plus a study/ potential 6th bedroom. 5/6 bedrooms | 4 bathrooms (3 en-suite) | dressing room | bedroom 6/study | reception room | dining room | kitchen/breakfast room | tv room/family room | utility & guest wc | EPC= E
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CRAVEN LODGE, CRAVEN HILL, W2, ÂŁ795,000 With large windows offering green views overlooking the exclusive Craven Hill Gardens and set on the second floor of an attractive 1960s purpose built block the property offers two double bedrooms along with the luxury of a private garage and a part-time porter. The propertry further benefits from underfloor heating in both the modern bathroom and kitchen along with Cashmere granite worktops and Miele appliances in the kitchen. Comprising of entrance hallway offering an abundance of storage, Kitchen with smart storage and integrated appliances, reception room, two double bedrooms and modern bathroom. Craven Hill is located just a short walk away from Kensington Gardens / Hyde Park as well as bars, restaurants, , cinemas, and canal-side pubs of Notting Hill, Westbourne Grove, and Little Venice. Great transport links with Lancaster Gate, Bayswater, and Paddington stations nearby (underground, Heathrow Express & forthcoming Crossrail). EPC rating: C
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An elegant second floor (lift) apartment forming part of an imposing converted, detached house with a terrace and views across the sought after Crescent communal gardens. The apartment offers well-proportioned ‘lateral’ accommodation extending to approximately 114 square metres. The apartment is in a particularly prominent location within easy reach of the shops and cafés in Clifton Road as well as public transport connections. 3 Bedrooms. 2 En-Suite Bathrooms. Shower Room. Kitchen. Reception Room. Terrace. Communal Gardens. Lift. EPC Rating E
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Belsize Square NW3 ÂŁ2,500,000 Within this signature Belsize Park stucco villa in one of the areaâ€™s prime locations, an impressive garden maisonette over the raised and lower ground floors, with a tranquil walled rear garden.
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Florence Road, Stroud Green, London, N4 ÂŁ1,600,000 | Freehold A fantastic opportunity has arisen to purchase this substantial and beautifully presented five bedroom Victorian house excellently located on one of Stroud Green's leading roads. Situated on Florence Road, a quiet,beautiful and tree lined, just moments from Stroud Green Road with its array of shops, restaurants and excellent transport facilities including Finsbury Park underground and overground station. The house offers fantastic family living accommodation and benefits from lots of natural light and features two interconnecting reception rooms with a wealth of period features, five double bedrooms, kitchen/diner, three bathrooms and a very pleasant private garden backing directly onto Parkland Walk. Properties like this a very rarely available on the open market and an early inspection is highly recommended. EPC â€“ D 5 Double Bedrooms | 2 Reception Rooms | 3 Bathrooms | Private Rear Garden | Period Features Litchfields Crouch End Office | 020 8341 3336
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SUMMIT LODGE LOWER TERRACE, HAMPSTEAD NW3
a rare opportunity to purchase a 3 bedroom ground floor apartment with an exquisite private garden in this most prestigious, sought after and luxury development in prime hampstead
Summit Lodge is located opposite Whitestone Pond, in the heart of Hampstead and at the highest point of London within a short walk of Hampstead Village. The apartment, measuring 2,617ft2 (243m2) features a 29’ double reception room, master bedroom suite, 2 further bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, cloakroom and direct access to a private secluded garden. Further benefits include a 24hr hotel style concierge, CCTV, swimming pool/leisure complex, secure underground parking for 2 cars and visitors’ parking.
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HAMPSTEAD HEATH, NW3 A quite exceptional and outstanding five/six bedroom family house, occupying a semi-detached position on a quiet tree lined street, just a short walk from Hampstead Heath. Within the last two years this great home has been extensively refurbished top to bottom, including all new double glazed windows, doors, rewired and completely new plumbing and heating systems. The generous accommodation is arranged over four floors and includes a 29’ double main reception which leads to a fully fitted Liebherr kitchen/diner, with top of the range built-in Samsung appliances. The majority of the first floor is arranged as an impressive master suite, complete with dressing area, custom made wardrobes and en-suite shower room. Five/Six Bedrooms • Double Reception • Kitchen/Dining Room • Family Bathroom • Two En-Suite Shower Rooms • Utility Room • Guest Cloakroom • Cellar Roof Terrace & Private Garden • Residents Permit Parking • Close To Belsize Park Underground & Gospel Oak Overground Stations • EPC C
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HIGHGATE, N6 A modern and genuinely stylish five bedroom house on the favoured side of this well situated enclave just off North Hill. The well planned accommodation is bright and airy and affords that feel good factor as soon as you walk through the front door. The spacious and welcoming entrance hall provides a taster of the excellent space that lies beyond. This is a truly lovely family house and early viewing is recommended. Master Bedroom with en suite Bathroom • 4 Further Bedrooms • Further Family Bathroom • Reception Room • Family Room with Open Plan Kitchen Utility Room • Guest Cloakroom • Parking • Low Maintenance Landscaped Garden • EPC C
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Pattison Road, NW2 Guide Price ÂŁ2,950,000 Freehold A fabulous five/six bedroom family residence offering spacious accommodation approaching 4,000 sq. ft., with an excellent mature rear garden and off street parking. Hamptons Hampstead 020 3151 5288 firstname.lastname@example.org. EPC: D
Heath Close, NW11 Guide Price ÂŁ2,475,000 Freehold A wonderful family home arranged over three floors offering over 3,000 sq. ft. of accommodation, as well as landscaped front and rear gardens. Hamptons St Johns Wood 020 3369 3376 email@example.com. EPC: F
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MONTAGU MANSIONS, W1 Montagu Mansions is one of Marylebone’s premier buildings, superbly located just off Baker Street and within a few minutes’ walk to Marylebone Village. The flat boasts almost 1,000 sq ft of accommodation with a stunning 30ft reception room, an ideal home for entertaining. TWO DOUBLE BEDROOMS, LARGE RECEPTION ROOM, FULLY INTEGRATED KITCHEN, TWO BATHROOMS
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OLD MARYLEBONE ROAD, NW1 Rarely available, this stunning 6th floor apartment boasts two large roof terraces, with a bright west facing aspect. The flat has a contemporary feel with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, plus a secure underground parking space. Oxford Heights is a modern purpose built block, situated within easy access of Hyde Park and Oxford Street. TWO DOUBLE BEDROOMS, LARGE RECEPTION ROOM, FULLY FITTED KITCHEN, TWO BATHROOMS (ONE EN SUITE), TWO ROOF TERRACES
MOLYNEUX STREET, W1 An imposing double fronted freehold house that has been subject to an exhaustive reconstruction to provide a contemporary family home in this highly sought after location, offering approx. 3,200 sq ft of flexible accommodation. Molyneux Street is one of Marylebone’s premier locations, with easy access to Hyde Park and the multiple shopping and transport facilities of Oxford Street. MASTER SUITE WITH DRESSING ROOM AND BATHROOM, THREE FURTHER BEDROOMS, RECEPTION HALL, DRAWING ROOM, TV/FAMILY ROOM, KITCHEN/DINING ROOM, THREE FURTHER BATHROOMS, GUEST CLOAKROOM, ROOF TERRACE, SELF-CONTAINED ONE BEDROOM FLAT
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BICKENHALL MANSIONS, MARYLEBONE, W1 A south facing 3rd floor apartment in the popular Bickenhall Mansions
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Bickenhall Mansions is a period apartment block with 24 hour porterage, and very well located for the transport facilities close by at Baker Street, and near to Regent’s Park and a few minutes walk from Marylebone High Street. The apartment is located in the best part of the building, with the main rooms facing south onto the quiet Bickenhall Street. Owned by the same family for decades and lovingly looked after, the apartment is now in need of a full refurbishment.This excellent apartment will appeal to those who would like to create their own style and mark on a period apartment ACCOMMODATION & AMENITIES 1,865 sq ft of Lateral Space * High Ceilings * Well Proportioned Rooms * Large Entrance Hall * Large Drawing Room * Sizable Eat-in Kitchen * 3 Double Bedrooms (One is currently used as a Dining Room) * Bathroom * Guest WC * 24 Hour Porterage * Passenger Lift * EPC Rating D * Share of Freehold
MANSFIELD STREET, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE W1 A gracious and elegant two bedroom, two bathroom apartment
The apartment is presented in very good condition, with high ceilings, two very separate bedroom suites and a surprisingly large eat-in kitchen. Set within this very prestigious and sought after period building, the apartment would appeal to those who want a plush home in a secure building in Marylebone with 24 Hour porterage. Mansfield Street is very quietly located, off New Cavendish Street, very close to Marylebone High Street as well as Portland Place, with Oxford Circus underground a few minutes’ walk away. ACCOMMODATION & AMENITIES Entrance Hall * Large Reception Room * Large Eat-in Kitchen * 2 Double Bedrooms, each with Built in Wardrobes and Ensuite Bathrooms * Guest WC * 24 Hour porterage * Smart Communal Lobby * Lift * EPC Rating D * Leasehold 131 Years
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HARLEY PLACE, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 This two bedroom mews is approximately 1,498 sq ft (139 sq m) located in a cul-de-sac in the heart of Marylebone Village. Accommodation A unique opportunity to acquire a mews in one of the most sought after mews in Marylebone Village. This two bedroom mews benefits from high ceilings, garage and private garden. Comprises of entrance hall, reception room, two bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, cloakroom, garage, garden, study and a kitchen. Harley Place is a cul-de-sac located moments away from the shopping facilities of Marylebone High Street. Bond Street, Oxford Circus Underground stations together with access to the A40/M40 are within close proximity. The open spaces of Regents Park is also nearby. Please see website for full details
HARLEY STREET, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 Spacious and light one bedroom third floor flat in this popular portered block, located on the corner of Harley Street and Queen Anne Street, in the heart of fashionable Marylebone Village. Accommodation This third floor flat is exceptionally spacious and light, providing ample accommodation to include: Entrance hallway (with wood flooring), bathroom (modern with separate shower and bath), bedroom (large double with wood flooring and generous storage), lounge / dining room (spacious with two defined areas for living / eating, wood flooring and light) and kitchen (separate, with eat-at counter and stools). Bond Street Underground station is a short walk away as are the open spaces of Regents Park. Please see website for full details
ÂŁ640 PER WEEK
+44 (0) 20 7486 4111
BUCKLAND CRESCENT BELSIZE PARK NW3 FURNISHED/UNFURNISHED £3,500 PER WEEK PLUS ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATION FEES SOLE AGENT
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A contemporary four bedroom house with excellent entertainment space throughout. The property further benefits from a private landscaped rear garden and a garage with off-street parking for one car. Buckland Crescent is extremely well positioned for the shops, restaurants, schools and transport facilities of Belsize Park, South Hampstead and Hampstead Village (Northern, Metropolitan & Jubilee Tube Lines) and the wide open spaces of Hampstead Heath and Regent’s Park. ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES 4 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, reception room, dining room, open plan kitchen & family room, gym, 3 guest cloakrooms, cinema room, lift, utility room, garage, off-street parking, landscaped garden. EPC=C.
ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATION FEES:- Tenancy Agreement Fee per property = £210, Reference Fee per Tenant and/or Guarantor = £35, Renewal after fixed term per property = £90, Check out Fees - Price Dependent on Property. Please note that these prices include VAT.
Queens Mews, Bayswater, W2 £8,450 pcm
This stunning four bedroom mews house provides a delightfully bright and modern living space, including a super roof terrace within a quiet cobbled mews moments from Hyde Park. Offering over 2,500 sq ft split over four levels. The property is finished to an excellent standard and further benefits include three bathrooms and a garage.
Bayswater 020 7563 5090 email@example.com
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Stunning mews house Three/four bedrooms Two reception rooms Bespoke kitchen Private roof terrace Integral garage Close to Hyde Park EPC rating C
£300 tenancy agreement fee per property. Other fees apply, visit kfh.co.uk/lettingsfees
HAMPSTEAD, NW3 A unique and highly individual character filled two bedroomed raised ground floor apartment (approx. 1,105 sq.ft. / 102.7 sq.m.) forming part of this period conversion and located at the heart of Hampstead Village, within close proximity to the open spaces of Hampstead Heath. The flat is excellently appointed within five minutes’ walk of the eclectic selection of shops, restaurants & boutiques along Hampstead High Street with the underground station (Northern line) providing a service into the West End & City. Double Volume Reception Room ■ Kitchen with Utility Area ■ 2 Double Bedrooms with Fitted Wardrobes ■ 2 En Suite Bathrooms ■ Guest WC ■ Period Features EPC D £700 per week
ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 A bright and freshly decorated family apartment (approx. 1,319 sq.ft. / 122.5 sq.m.) on the 1st floor in this well-established and popular mansion block, situated in this prime location at the heart of St John’s Wood within a short walk of the underground station, the ‘High Street’ and the American School, additionally the wide open spaces of Regent’s Park are also located close by. Good Size Reception Room ■ Eat-In Kitchen ■ 3 Bedrooms ■ 2 Bathrooms (1 En Suite) ■ 24Hr Porterage ■ CCTV Security ■ Lift ■ Communal Gardens ■ Off Street Parking ■ Communal Heating & Hot Water ■ EPC C £825 per week
105 ST. JOHN’S WOOD TERRACE, LONDON NW8 6PL
020 7722 7222 www.behrandbutchoff.com
34 1984 - 2018
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