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Old curiosity shop Zoë Anderson’s maximalist North London home is loud and proud Maximum impact Turn your home into an art space with the very latest in wallcovering design

Great expectations Chloe Pirrie on the pressure to perform, and how London living costs are out of reach for new actors PLUS… THE FINEST LON D ON P R OP ERT I ES | A DV I C E A N D I N S I G H T F R O M O U R AG E N TS | DATE S FO R T HE D I ARY | W HERE TO EAT | W HAT TO BUY | L I F E I N O U R FAVO U R I TE E N C L AV E O F W E ST LO N D O N


October 2019


The definitive guide to London living 64


Liz Skone James 020 7292 5636 ART DIRECTOR

Penny Clements


Hot list

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

Lust list

39 Raise a glass– it’s Cocktail Week in the Capital. We’ll drink to that

Ali Howard


Claire Atherton PROOFREADER

Interview: Chloe Pirrie

Hannah Foy


Emmanuelle Peri


Katie Hutley 020 7292 5593

40 The low-down on Carnival Row and Temple, and why a theatre job probably isn’t on the cards

Becky Pomfret 020 7292 5678

Style & wellbeing

Georgia Watson


45 Sustainable fashion finds and an indulgent anti-ageing treat

Alex Courtley, Annie Franey


Alice Leng, Kate Spurdens

Food & drink


51 Cocktails, chocolate treats and culinary delights abound

Debbie Russell debbie@fabricmagazine.; 07811 347299



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

55 From Cumbria to Bangkok via Edinburgh and Nantucket – your autumn adventures sorted


61 It’s Wallpaper Week (who knew?) so our focus this month is on wonderful wallcoverings

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At home with

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s I write this, the sun is shining, but there’s a definite feel of autumn in the air, and personally, I’m delighted. A new season provides the perfect excuse for a restyle. This year go loud and proud for a warm and welcoming vibe at home – check out our interiors section for inspiration. Speaking of home, I’m taking the nights drawing in as the green card to cosy up in front of the telly – on my list this month are Carnival Row and Temple, both of which star our cover girl Chloe Pirrie. You can see what she had to say about working on the shows – and so much more – in our exclusive interview. Night on the sofa not for you? Worry not, with Cocktail Week and The London Restaurant Festival coming to the Capital this month, you could be out on the tiles every day from now until November. Brace yourselves…



Chloe wears: dress, Galvan, £695; earrings, Alighieri, £350

64 Colourful and inviting, interiors pro Zoë Anderson shows us around her beautiful home


Photography: Andy Lo Pò Fashion: Kate Sinclair Hair: Davide Barbieri Make up: Christabel Draffin

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72 From world class shopping to royal residences, why we love Holland Park and Kensington


88 News, views and tidbits of property gossip

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An attractive and bright six double bedroom semi-detached family home 3,602 sq ft (334.63 sq m), located in this most sought-after tree-lined residential road on The Hocrofts. The house is approached via a deep front driveway and the tasteful interiors are offered in good decorative condition throughout. The well planned and extended ground floor accommodation is currently arranged as a comfortable 36’ double reception room, 38' Poggenpohl kitchen/ breakfast room, 20'8 reception room and a bedroom with en suite bathroom and utility room (this room would also provide an ideal home office). The first floor has a well-appointed master bedroom with a large en suite bathroom and dressing room, second bedroom with en suite bathroom, two further bedrooms and family bathroom. The top floor features a large open plan room that offers the flexibility of being used as a studio or a bedroom with an en suite bathroom and eaves storage. This desirable house is further enhanced by a delightful 56' mature rear garden and parking for 3-4 cars.

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£4,750,000 Sole Agent | Freehold | EPC D

On the open market for the first time in 34 years, a charming and rarely available double fronted late Victorian house of some 3,814 sq ft. The accommodation retains numerous period features and is primarily arranged over four floors (plus a cellar) and ultimately could provide five/six bedrooms, four/five bathrooms, drawing room, dining room, study, kitchen/family room, utility room and guest WC. To the rear is a beautifully mature and surprisingly private 52' x 40' lawned garden which benefits from generous south/south-west facing afternoon sunlight. Expansive far reaching views of Hampstead Ponds, the Heath and the Village beyond can be enjoyed from a top floor front balcony. The Heath and ponds can be accessed via a footpath located directly opposite the house and the cafés, restaurants, Marks & Spencer’s Food Hall and public transport amenities can be enjoyed at the bottom of South Hill Park where it meets South End Green.

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Elegant, seductive and meticulously renovated to the highest of standards is this luxury four-bedroom lateral apartment. This home offers a new owner sophisticated living, impressive high ceilings, a separated reception room with generous living/dining space and exquisite marble bathrooms. EPC Rating: C

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A recently refurbished and extended freehold house affording extremely flexible, well planned accommodation with a private rear garden and off street parking. Arranged over four floors the beautifully designed accommodation flows wonderfully from the moment you enter the property. Generous living accommodation is complimented by three well-proportioned double bedrooms all with en-suite facilities. Outside space is seamlessly incorporated with bi fold doors leading onto a secluded private rear patio garden. In addition there is a first floor decked terrace located to the rear of the formal reception room overlooking the garden along with a charming Juliet balcony situated to the front of the house. EPC Rating: D

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



020 8458 7311

SPENCER DRIVE, N2 £2,750,000


Located in this desirable turning off Holne Chase is this beautifully maintained detached family home spanning 2,626 square feet over 3 floors.

Further benefits include a Lutron system, underfloor heating and air conditioning throughout, a west facing garden and off street parking for 2 cars.

Internally this fine home benefits from spacious family living accommodation throughout and on the ground floor includes a larger than average reception room, kitchen diner and a TV room . On the upper floors there are 4/5 bedroom suites including an oversized master bedroom suite with “his and hers” bathrooms / dressing rooms and a utility room. Should you require 5 bedrooms the study can easily be converted back to a bedroom suite.



COURTENAY AVENUE LONDON N2 This freehold house sits on a plot that is just shy of half an acre. There is a pre-app conclusion, which confirms the council’s willingness for a new build mansion, comprising of circa 19,421 sq ft Courtenay Avenue is one of very few gated streets in London with 24 hour security. The property is located at the beginning of the street, with a large rear garden and westerly, open views across the Highgate School playing fields. Please note the above is a CGI of the proposed new residence £8,950,000 • Freehold • Principal Agent


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Ranulf Road, NW2 ÂŁ3,350,000

An impressive detached, double-fronted home situated on one of the finest roads on the Hocrofts. There are seven bedrooms, three reception rooms, four bathrooms and ample off-street parking. The kitchen/dining room has bi-folding doors opening to the secluded rear garden, ideal for entertaining friends and family, energy rating d. Dexters Hampstead. 56 Heath Street, London, NW3 1DL T: 020 7433 0273 E:


Ingram Avenue, NW11 ÂŁ5,995,000

This double-fronted detached family house is one of only a few that backs directly onto Hampstead Golf Course. Approached by a sweeping driveway, an impressive entrance leads to over 4,350 sq. ft of living space including seven bedrooms, six bathrooms, four reception rooms and a garage, energy rating e. Dexters Hampstead. 56 Heath Street, London, NW3 1DL T: 020 7433 0273 E:


FLASK WALK, HAMPSTEAD, NW3 34 1984 - 2018

We are delighted to offer this unique and highly individual character filled Grade 2 listed home of historical interest located in the heart of Hampstead Village. Built circa 1880 and originally forming part of “The Wells & Campden Baths and Wash-houses” the building was sympathetically converted into two houses in the early 1980’s and we are now marketing the Right hand element. ENTRANCE HALL • RECEPTION ROOM • DINING ROOM/STUDY • KITCHEN • MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM • 2 FURTHER BEDROOMS • FAMILY BATHROOM • UTILITY ROOM • CENTRAL HEATING • 2 PATIO’S • RESIDENTS PARKING • WITHIN EASY REACH OF HAMPSTEAD UNDERGROUND STATION (NORTHERN LINE) AND LOCAL BUS STOPS FREEHOLD




HAMILTON TERRACE, NW8 A stunning, beautifully refurbished apartment within this handsome period residence along this sought after avenue. Comprising approximately 1565 sq ft/145 sq m of accommodation, with 2 superb bedroom suites, a magnificent kitchen/dining room with exposed original brickwork and high ceilings. In addition, the owners have spared little expense with 6 zone underfloor heating, integrated music system and natural ‘white oiled’ oak flooring. Hamilton Terrace is a prestigious avenue of substantial homes and provides excellent access to the local shopping amenities and restaurants in Maida Vale, Clifton Road and Maida Vale underground station (Bakerloo Line).

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



A superb three bedroom apartment of 2,034 sqft (189 sqm) situated directly opposite Regent’s Park in a prestigious purpose built block. The apartment is offered in good decorative condition and has an amazing south facing 37 ft reception/dining room with access to a large terrace. Further accommodation includes a master bedroom with an en suite bathroom and walk in wardrobe, separate WC, two further bedrooms with en suite bathrooms rooms, a modern well equipped kitchen, underground parking for one car and a resident porter. Park St. James is enviably located directly opposite the open spaces of Regent’s Park and is within close proximity to both Primrose Hill and St John’s Wood. EPC Rating D.


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



An extremely impressive and beautifully presented substantial Grade I listed Nash Residence (448.8 sqm / 4,832 sqft). This wonderful property has superb uninterrupted views of Regent’s Park. The property is in immaculate condition throughout with the added benefit of a mews house with an integral garage and a delightful paved garden. The property offers spacious accommodation and has been meticulously refurbished throughout whilst retaining the original features. Gloucester Gate is located on the Eastern side of Regent’s Park within easy access to Marylebone High Street and the West End.




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The Pavilions, St John's Wood NW8 The Pavilion Apartments is situated opposite the famous Lords Cricket Ground on St John's Wood Road. The property is ideally located for the open spaces of Regent's Park and from the shops and cafes of St John's Wood High Street (0.5 miles).

Declan Selbo looks forward to helping you. 020 7483 8343

• Balcony • Swimming pool • Private parking • Approximately 2,457 Sq. ft Guide price

£4,195,000 Connecting people & property, perfectly.


Exquisite family home with spectacular facilities.

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Grange Road, Highgate N6 Located on a private road, this beautiful family home was originally built in 1901. Alongside KSR architects and Retrouvius Design the owners have created a truly unique home that offers spacious living predominantly across three floors.

Craig Draper looks forward to helping you. 0208 022 3328

•Located on private road •Home gym •Rear garden is in excess of 150ft •Bespoke wine cellar

£7,950,000 Connecting people & property, perfectly.


Elegant period listed house Cavendish Avenue, St. John's Wood, NW8 St. John's Wood Underground Station: 0.2 miles Grade II listed, reception room, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, 6 bedrooms (1 en suite), 2 further bathrooms, 3 guest cloakrooms, study/library, gym, garage, garden

Freehold | 4,637 sq ft | Guide ÂŁ6.795 million

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


Rosy Khalastchy Beauchamp Residential Sales 020 7722 9793

Attractive detached residence The Bishops Avenue, Hampstead Garden Suburb, N2 East Finchley Underground Station: 0.1 miles 3 reception rooms, kitchen, 2 dining rooms, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 cloakrooms, utility room, attic, garage, garden, EPC = F

Freehold | 3,658 sq ft | Guide ÂŁ3.25 million

Peter Brookes Savills Hampstead Residential Sales 020 7472 5036




A detached house providing 6,903 sq ft / 641 sq m of accommodation, set behind a deep carriage driveway and featuring a beautiful south-facing rear garden leading onto a bird sanctuary and private wood. The house is situated at the lower end of the road within a few hundred yards of the 125 acres of the Heath Extension. ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES Drawing Room, Dining Room, Family Room, Study, Games Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room, Two Guest Cloakrooms, Master Suite Comprising Bedroom, Dressing Room, Bathroom and Terrace, Six Further Bedrooms, One Further Bathroom, Four Shower Rooms, South-Facing Rear Garden with Access to Private Woods, Large Garage, Carriage Driveway Providing Off-Street Parking for Several Vehicles, EPC Rating E.


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An opportunity to purchase a stunning family home of 2,617 sq ft / 243.13 sq m located on a premier road in South Hampstead. This charming house is offered in good decorative condition and includes five bedrooms, three bathrooms (two ensuite), a superb kitchen /dining room ideal for entertaining with glass doors leading onto a delightful and secluded rear garden and off-street parking for one car. Priory Terrace is ideally situated within walking distance of all the shopping and transport facilities of both West Hampstead and Swiss Cottage.


ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES Double Reception Room, TV / Family Area, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Guest Cloakroom, Five Bedrooms, Three Bathrooms (Two Ensuite), Rear Garden, Off-Street Parking for One Car, EPC Rating E.

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Capo di Monte is an exquisite, part stuccoed part weather boarded Grade II listed detached 5/6 bedroom, 18th century Georgian house, nestled in this coveted location at one of the highest points in London, abutting Hampstead Heath and within walking distance of The Village. Set back from the road behind a pristine, gated walled garden the house benefits from off street parking and a Japanese style rear garden, whilst internally there is an abundance of original features including panelling and shutters, painstakingly restored. Previous occupants include the Actress Sarah Siddons 1804 – 1805, Art Historian Sir Kenneth Clarke 1930’s – 40’s and Novelist and Broadcaster Marghanita Laski 1949 – 1988.


Energy Performance Rating - D68 Joint Sole Agents



A magnificent unmodernised double-fronted detached, Victorian house with the rare opportunity to restore this special home to a single dwelling, subject to the usual consents. Discretely located at the end of a long gated driveway on a 0.419 Acre plot, originally built in 1892 for the novelist and antiquary Sir Walter Besant along with Lord Pentland Governor of Madras in the 1920’s and in the 1940’s, the Labour leader Hugh Gaitskell. Frognal Gardens is a charming crescent located betwixt Frognal and Church Row offering a delightfully rural feel, but located only a short walk from The Village. 5



Energy Efficiency Rating - D49

Hampstead 020 7435 4404



NORTH GATE, PRINCE ALBERT ROAD, NW8 £2,850,000 JOINT SOLE AGENT A wonderful three bedroom, second floor apartment set in one of St Johns Wood’s finest portered buildings. North Gate is situated at the southern end of St John’s Wood High Street and benefits from 24hr porterage and off street parking on a first come first served basis. The many cafes, boutiques and restaurants of St John’s Wood High Street are around the corner and beautiful Regent’s Park is within 0.3 miles. The closest Underground Station is St John’s Wood (Jubilee line). Please note the property is currently tenanted and therefore immediate vacant possession may not be available. Three Bedrooms | Two Bathrooms | Sitting Room | Dining Hall | Kitchen | 24hr Porterage | Off Street Parking | Communal Garden | Passenger Lift | EPC Rating: D

ST JOHN’S WOOD | 020 7586 7001



NORTH GATE, PRINCE ALBERT ROAD, NW8 £3,250,000 A beautifully designed three bedroom, three bathroom, top (sixth) floor apartment affording incredible views overlooking the greenery and open spaces of Regent’s Park with exceptional views of the London skyline beyond. North Gate is a prestigious, portered red brick building, with parking available on a first come first served basis on a carriage drive. Enviably located opposite Regent’s Park situated on Prince Albert Road at the junction with St John’s Wood High Street and within 0.5 miles of St John’s Wood Underground Station (Jubilee line).

Master Bedroom With En Suite Bathroom | Second Bedroom with En Suite Shower Room | Third Bedroom | Guest Shower Room | Reception Room | Dining Room | Kitchen | 24 Hour Porterage | Entrance Phone | Limited Off Street Parking | Passenger Lift | EPC Rating: E

ST JOHN’S WOOD | 020 7586 7001




INGRAM AVENUE HAMPSTEAD NW11 A CHARMING FAMILY HOME LOCATED ON A SOUGHT-AFTER AVENUE Arranged over three floors and occupying c.5,700 sq ft, this well-maintained home located close to Kenwood. The property offers vast, open plan living accommodation with a large kitchen and breakfast room and a number of reception rooms, ideal for entertaining friends and family. Ingram Avenue also boasts a large garden, a carriage driveway and views across Hampstead golf Club. Accommodation: Entrance hall, double reception room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, family room, study, master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and dressing room, 5 further bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 shower rooms, 28ft games room, utility room, ironing room, guest cloakroom. Amenities: Terrace, garden, carriage driveway.




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CUMBERLAND TERRACE REGENT’S PARK NW1 AN ELEGANT DUAL ASPECT APARTMENT OVERLOOKING REGENT’S PARK This bright three-bedroom apartment is located on the second floor of an exclusive terrace steeped in history. The apartment benefits from a double reception room and a separate dining room, ideal for entertaining, and superb views across the communal gardens and towards Regent’s Park. Cumberland Terrace is located on the Eastern side of the outer circle in Regent’s Park and is ideally positioned within walking distance of Marylebone High Street and Primrose Hill. Accommodation: Entrance hall, reception room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, two further bedrooms, shower room, guest cloakroom. Amenities: Access to residents only communal gardens, 24-hour porter, garage.

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AN OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE A GRADE II LISTED FREEHOLD HOUSE (260 SQ M/2,803 SQ FT). THE PROPERTY HAS BEEN WELL MAINTAINED THROUGHOUT AND FEATURES AN IMPRESSIVE KITCHEN AND FAMILY ROOM, LEADING ONTO A DELIGHTFUL 85' REAR GARDEN. Hamilton Terrace is ideally located within close proximity of the excellent shops, boutiques and restaurants of Clifton Gardens and is within easy reach of St John’s Wood High Street and St John’s Wood Underground Station (Jubilee Line).

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Principal Bedroom with Dressing Room and EnSuite Bathroom, 4 Further Bedrooms (En-Suites), Bathroom/Shower Room, 2 Reception Rooms, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Family Room, Studio/ Bedroom 6, Plant Room, Front Garden, 85' Rear Garden, Patio. EPC=D.


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Spectacular contemporary detached house

Heath West, Hampstead, NW3 A spectacular contemporary detached house forming part of an exclusive gated development, located close to Hampstead Heath. This immaculate family home is arranged over four floors with the internal fixtures and finishes having been tailored to the latest technical specifications and to the highest standards. The house offers six/seven bedrooms with five bathrooms (all en-suites) and includes excellent entertainment space with four reception rooms. Additional features comprise 5 private terraced balconies, a leisure complex including a gym/cinema room and swimming pool together with a lift servicing all floors of the property. Off-street parking for 2/3 cars and a further two designated underground parking spaces. 24/7 Porter & Security.


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


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Principal Bedroom with Dressing Room & EnSuite Bathroom, 5 Further Bedrooms (1 En-Suite), 2 Family Bathrooms, Family Room, Double Reception Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Dining Room, Utility Room, 2 Guest Cloakrooms, Studio/ Gym, Indoor Swimming Pool, Landscaped Rear Garden, Off-Street Parking for 2/3 Cars, Single Garage. EPC=C.


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Hot list

by Ellen Thomas

What to see and do this month


Mary Quant

Until 16 February | V&A Discover how this icon of new feminism launched a fashion revolution on the British high street, with over 400 items on display, including garments, accessories, cosmetics, fashion dolls and photography. The exhibition features unseen pieces from the fashion designer’s personal archive, too. As one of the most influential designers of her time – taking credit for the infamous ’60s mini skirt – the event is full of vibrant colours. A fascinating delve into the world of a true fashion pioneer. Cromwell Road, SW7 (020 7942 2000;


Model holding a Bazaar bag c.1959 © Mary Quant Archive

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Moving to Mars

18 October-23 February Design Museum Mars is not only a new frontier for science, but for design, too. This fascinating exhibition considers the role design plays – and will play – in humanity’s journey to the red planet. Featuring over 150 exhibits including original objects from NASA, SpaceX and the ESA, Moving to Mars considers such practicalities as what we’ll be wearing when we get there. With full-scale prototypes, unique spacesuits and a multi-sensory installation, this is an incredible opportunity to experience the potential future of life beyond Earth. 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 (020 3862 5937;

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Notre Dame/Our Lady

4-27 October | Boogie Wall Featuring artist Delphine Diallo, photographer Namsa Leuba, and artist and model Alice Herbst, this exhibition marks the launch of the Boogie Wall gallery concept. The aim, using art as a catalyst, is to empower women and break down the walls formed by gender, race and class. A creative platform of innovative contemporary art – all by international female artists – Boogie Wall seeks to generate change around societal issues. This unique and powerful show is well worth a visit to see the exquisite artwork by these innovative and influential women. 50 Brook Street, W1K (0800 994 9179;


Affordable Art Fair

17-20 October | Battersea Evolution Looking to brighten up a room? Or simply want to inject some creativity? Twenty years after their first event, the Affordable Art Fair invites us to enjoy a first look at the incredible works on offer on their opening night; wind down after work with a complimentary drink and live music; or instead, come along for cake and coffee over the weekend. With thousands of original, contemporary artworks from an array of UK and international galleries – and all priced between £50 and £6,000 – uncover the joy of collecting, or discover the beautiful artwork ready to transform your home. Queenstown Road, SW8 (



Hot list What to see and do this month


Faded Glamour by Pearl Lowe

Published 8 October Minimalists, avert your eyes. This month, rock ’n’ roll vintage queen Pearl Lowe invites us into her exquisitely styled home that celebrates the once-plush – a cacophony of colour and pattern including lived in and loved velvet armchairs, too beautiful for the scrap heap. We get a peek into the similarly glamorous pads of her fashionable inner circle, too. “To me,” she says, “an object that was once the height of elegance but is now a bit battered has far more allure than something brand new.” Hardback, £19.99 (


Costume at the National Theatre

From 3 October | Wolfson Gallery The NT invites us to delve into the creative world of those who source, construct, alter, repair, organise and maintain costumes for over 20 new productions each year, including War Horse, Follies, and Antony and Cleopatra. The exhibition visits each stage of the process, from design and construction to dressing and repairs. The show’s designer, Tom Paris, says it “offers the chance to get up close and to touch some of the most exciting and interesting items from the extensive collection.” An unmissable insight into the extraordinary work that goes into even the most ordinary costumes. Upper Ground, SE1 (020 7452 3000;

Costume of Tunji Kasim (Caesar) Long Shot © Atri Banerjee



14 October-9 November | The Old Vic Matt Smith and Claire Foy reunite in Duncan Macmillan’s unconventional love story that follows a young couple who want a child, but who, in a culture of terrorism, political tension and global anxiety, are running out of time. They want a child for the right reasons, but they just don’t know what those right reasons are. Poignant, funny, outgoing and brutally honest, we follow their story as they’re propelled into an uncertain future in the hope their relationship will survive. The Cut, SE1 (0344 871 7628;


Film & Fizz With Curzon

A brand-new look for Film & Fizz This season look forward to the very best of contemporary film in our Screening Room with a glass of Champagne and popcorn followed by a delicious three-course dinner in Indigo or Eneko Basque Kitchen & Bar.

From £55 per person

Showing this season: • The Lion King • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood • Blinded by the Light • The Goldfinch • Downton Abbey • It Chapter Two: Halloween Special • Judy • Official Secrets

Brunch/Monday night screenings


Join us for the ultimate movie treat and enjoy a two-course Saturday Brunch or Monday night movie club.


To find out more, visit

One Aldwych, London WC2B 4BZ Tel: 020 7300 0400

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Toast of the town Shaken, stirred or simply poured over ice, with Cocktail Week coming to the Capital this month, the drinks are on us


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Styling Assistant: Zoe Sinclair, ‘Makeup by Christabel Draffin using Laura Mercier at Emma Davies Agency

INTERVIEW Chloe wears, opposite: dress, Galvan, £695; earrings, Alighieri, £350

Words Liz Skone James

Drowning out the


As she appears on screen in Carnival Row and Temple, Chloe Pirrie talks accolades, expectations and staying grounded in the real world


Photography Andy Lo Pò | Fashion Kate Sinclair Hair Davide Barbieri | Make up Christabel Draffin

f you’re watching Carnival Row, Amazon Prime’s steam-punk fantasy, or Temple, Sky One’s remake of critically acclaimed Norwegian TV Series Valkyrien, you’ll know London-based Scottish actor Chloe Pirrie’s face. That’s if you didn’t already, of course. Her resume takes in everything from War and Peace and The Crown to Misfits and Black Mirror. It was arguably her role as Shell in the independent feature of the same name that first got her noticed by the critics, though. The film, which tells the story of a girl who lives with her father in a remote gas station in the Scottish Highlands, won Best Film at the Torino Film Festival in 2012 and saw Chloe win Best Newcomer at the British Independent Film Awards the following year, and resulted in her being named as one of the Screen International Stars of Tomorrow 2013. I wonder how these accolades have impacted on her career? “It’s funny this stuff,” she remarks. “There is something absurd about it. The fact that you are the most promising

newcomer, it’s like, well, I’m no longer a newcomer, is that it? And have I broken the promise? It can be very difficult, that industry noise – the expectations and the pressures, because it is hard enough just walking into audition rooms and trying to figure out a script, or trying to work out how to be convincing as a person. And if you add into it all of this expectation, I do not know where that leaves you. It doesn’t leave you with a lot of space to breathe,” she shrugs. That’s not to say that she didn’t appreciate the accolades. “Receiving that award was just one of the most extraordinary things that has ever happened to me. And I felt such a sense of achievement from that alone. You have to take these things as a real gift, because it is a lovely thing that people believe in you,” she assures me. “And it means that somebody might see you for something because they go, ‘oh yes, she got that, and she was in that film and it was very good…’ It’s another way for your agent to unlock doors.” Though it may have opened doors and presented opportunities, Chloe says she is a long way from being able


to pick and choose when it comes to the jobs she accepts. “Occasionally one goes through phases where one can make some choices, but generally I sort of see it as what chooses me,” she explains. Where there is a choice, “the main thing is writing – if something is not well written I don’t engage with it, because I just feel like I cannot see where I can put my work in it.” It is not, she admits, an infallible method: “Of course, you can get things wrong… You know, sometimes you turn away from a project, and it goes on to be made, and you go, oh, yeah, that’s not what I read. But then I just think, OK, that wasn’t for me, it didn’t speak to me at that stage, and that’s OK, because they found the story that they needed to make, and you can’t be right for every job.”


So no regrets for the jobs she didn’t take, but how about those she did? Absolutely not, she tells me. “The joy is in making it, and I very much try to hang on to that. You do the job, and you say yes to the things you like, and if you believe in it, then if people don’t like it, that’s not something that is in your control, in a way.” She is, of course, very much hoping that Temple will be well received. Starring Mark Strong and Carice Van Houten, the series tells the story of Daniel, a talented surgeon whose world is turned upside-down when his wife develops a lifethreatening illness. When conventional options for treatment run out, he refuses to accept the cards he’s been dealt and starts a literal ‘underground’ clinic in the vast network of


Chloe wears, opposite: Annie mini dress, Molly Goddard, £1,250; boots, Whistles, £199; hair slide, Simone Rocha at MatchesFashion, £120 Right: top, A.W.A.K.E. Mode at MatchesFashion, £485; trousers, Joseph at MatchesFashion, £395; earrings, Alighieri, £420; shoes, Topshop, £59

tunnels beneath Temple tube station. Chloe plays Karen, a police officer who is trying to work out what is going on. Speaking about the series, she says: “It’s an interesting one, because it is funny, but it is also quite touching. It’s a bit of a yarn – it goes off on a lot of tangents. But it should be a good watch. It is very entertaining, and moving in parts as well. And it was a lot of fun to film.” Chloe believes that in recent years television has presented actors with more incredible opportunities than ever before. “It can just be so amazing how TV shows are crafted and put together. We are making so much more TV now and the quality is so high. A series is like a ten-hour film now. And the same directors and producers are moving between TV and film, so the differences are not as clear-cut as they used to be.” A perfect example of this is, she says, Carnival Row, in which she plays Daliah. “It was really enjoyable to do because the material is so fun, and the world that they have created is so incredible and giant, and it has so much potential in it. And the designs are amazing too; the costume and make up departments were incredible. It was a real kind of transformation role, I think.” A drawback of filming this type of TV epic is perhaps the length of the shoot? “Part of the challenge is to overcome the feeling of being on something for months on end and feeling not as connected to it as you were,” Chloe explains, thoughtfully. “In film, I love the fact that, generally speaking, it is a finite kind of thing – just five weeks, or six weeks or however long the shoot is – and then you have made something. In some ways it can feel when you are filming like it is a more free artistic experience. With TV, it’s not boredom at all, but I suppose it’s like a repetitive strain or something… It’s good discipline and it is really good for your muscles as an actor.” What about theatre – is that something Chloe would like to do more of? “It’s not a conscious thing, but I seem to be working more on screen. Again, it is that point about what has chosen me,” she says. Pausing to think, before adding: “I feel like there is a point to be made with this, because theatre is not well paid, and it is very difficult to live off theatre alone… Even if you are working at the highest level in some of the best theatres in the country, you would still be on equity minimum wage, and when that is over and the play is finished, that is it, you don’t get any royalties or anything. So I feel like there is a buy-out with theatre, and that is a significant part of it that I don’t think people talk about very much. You know, theatre is amazing and I love it and I want to do it, but sometimes you cannot afford to do it. And that is a bigger conversation probably, about class in our industry and generally… And there is probably not much that can be done about that. But I would love to do a play, the right play, something brilliant.”


It is a discussion that leads Chloe on to the cost of living generally, but especially in London. “It is already so much more unaffordable than it was when I moved down, and it was expensive then,” she explains, sadly. “I wouldn’t have been able to go to drama school with the current prices of rent and stuff. I don’t know where that is going, and it makes me a bit sad really, that potentially it is a bit of a talent drain, because it is becoming more of a rarefied experience to live here. And I love London. I love the fact that we have such a diversity of cultures, you could probably say that about most capital cities, but I feel like London really embraces everything – the food, the languages we hear walking down the street. It is so brilliant, the energy of the place…” The perfect place to keep you grounded in real life, you could say. “I feel it is very important to stay grounded in the real world and keep developing yourself as a person outside of acting,” Chloe nods. “Because then you have things to draw on to make interesting choices and have a point of view when you are reading a script, or working out what the motivation is for a character doing something.” This is, she thinks, one of the most important lessons she has learnt since she started acting. “And discovering ways to drown out the industry noise,” she adds. “Because it will deafen you if you let it take over. I’ve realised that the last couple of years, and that I have to protect myself and protect the artist in me. Because that is business, that is commerce and it is not why I became an actor in the first place.” All episodes of Temple are available on Sky and Now TV. Carnival Row is available on Amazon Prime Video.





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Check out gorgeous new Londonbased fashion label Palones, which made its debut in September. Having launched with a capsule collection of 64 garments, designed for work, fun and special occasions, 12 new pieces will be introduced every month to work alongside the existing collection. The styles come with clever details such as interchangeable belts and reversible coats, but what we love most is the fact that everything is made using regenerated or stock fabrics and with hero pieces restricted to extremely limited runs. “Palones is about positivity, from how we design and manufacture our clothes to how we live our lives. In a world where waste is the enemy, our aim is to source the very best existing stock fabrics and produce small, exclusive batches,” explains Dave Sullivan, marketing director. These are clothes for life, not for landfill. Prices range from £35 for a t-shirt to £250 for a coat, available at

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Dinny Hall Look out for an exciting collaboration between The National Portrait Gallery and one of our favourite London jewellers this month. To mark the opening of the gallery’s Pre-Raphaelite Sisters exhibition, Dinny Hall has designed a collection celebrating the work of women involved in the artistic movement. The collection features two lines: White Petals, in sterling silver, influenced by the white petals and blossom that often feature in the backdrop of the artworks, and Sun Beams, in 22K gold vermeil, inspired by the sunlit otherworldly context of the movement as a whole. Together the lines celebrate the form and femininity of the female sitter and their ethereal surroundings. The collection costs from £65 and is available through The National Portrait Gallery store from 17 October and in Dinny Hall stores and at Liberty from 25 October (;


As in previous years, one of our all-time beauty heroes is dressing up in pink in support of Breast Cancer Care. The number one bestselling moisturiser is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles in just 14 days and we love it all the more because of the £25,000 donation that will be made to the charity by Elemis this month. £110 (



Give breast cancer a run for its money in these cute trainers. Made from beautifully crafted leather and featuring Lulu’s signature lip motif in blush pink on the heels, along with blush pink velvet laces, we can’t get enough of this cheeky pair. Not least because ten per cent of the purchase price goes directly to Breast Cancer Now. £145 (


Celebrating a 15-year partnership with Breast Cancer Now, GHD has teamed up with celebrity mastectomy tattoo artist, David Allen, who uses his signature floral tattoo creations to transform and build back self-esteem for women affected by breast cancer. His iconic floral artwork now adorns the ‘ink on pink’ collection. Straight up brilliant. £175 (

Faux Chanel Hat Workshop Fancy yourself as a master of millinery? Or simply a milliner in the making? Hip haberdasher V V Rouleaux have teamed up with Marylebone neighbours Durrants Hotel to offer a very special creative workshop this month. The famous Marylebone Lane shop is a treasure trove of beautifully decorative bits-and-bobs, and on the 19 October, owner Annabel Lewis will be hosting a ‘Faux Chanel Hat Workshop’ at Durrants. Using fabrics from the real Chanel supplier, a button base, couture flowers, swooning feathers and gorgeous trims, participants will craft their own one-of-a-kind design. Starting at 10am with tea and coffee, the morning will conclude with a two-course buffet lunch at 12.30pm. Tickets cost £205 per person. For more details and to book, contact V V Rouleaux. 102 Marylebone Lane, W1U (020 7224 5179;


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ack in 2017, locals including Eddie Izzard, Paul Simonon, Cerys Matthews, and my dear old dad were fighting to save the 150-year Kensington Park Hotel. One of the Capital’s oldest live music venues, it hosted Tom Jones’ first ever London gig and was also a favoured hangout of The Clash in the seventies, but it was facing an uncertain future in the hands of its new owner. Eventually, Harcourt Inns (of The Coach in Clerkenwell and The Hero of Maida) stepped in to save the venue and it has just reopened with ex-St. John chef Ruairidh Summers overseeing the new food menu. Everything has been beautifully refurbished with a lively pub area downstairs (which my dad would be delighted to see is offering live music nightly) and an elegant upstairs dining room. Designed by Liana Braune of Zaffera London, it features red leather banquettes, dark panelled walls and dramatic velvet draped windows. The menu is small but well thought out and it doesn’t take us long to greedily make our selections. I start with the mysterious ‘duck egg mojana’, which transpires to be toasted ciabatta topped with a fried egg and herby air-dried tuna. It is unusual but so, so tasty. My partner’s delicious Hereford beef fillet is served à la carpaccio – rare and thinly sliced, tossed with anchovy and dill. Next up, I tuck into braised lamb shoulder served with harissa, tabbouleh and crème fraiche. The phrase ‘falls off the bone’ springs to mind, but when there is no bone, all the better. In fact, my son comments: “it’s so tender I’m sinking into

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London Restaurant Festival Now in its eleventh year, celebrating all things foodie in the Capital, the London Restaurant Festival returns this month with a line-up of exclusive events and dinners. And with top chefs from far and wide descending on our city, it promises to highlight not just the best of London talent,

but the world, too. There’ll be the usual Festival Menus on offer around the city, along with the now famous Restaurant-Hopping Tours, and new for this year, a series of One Night Only events offering unmissable dining experiences. Think dinner aboard historic Thames barge Lady Daphne, cooked

by Neil Wager of Dokke; a ‘High Flyers’ dinner at the top of the Gherkin cooked by Chef Prin (formerly of Michelin-starred Nahm in Bangkok) alongside acclaimed London Thai restaurants som saa and Farang; and a special night of conversation with Bill Bryson in partnership with Penguin Live at

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When I was a child I wanted to be… a ballet dancer. From a young age I trained at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow before moving to the UK.

Mix this: Breakfast Martini It’s Cocktail Week from 4-13 October, so what will you be sipping? We’ve sought inspiration from internationally renowned mixologists Joe and Daniel Schofield. They’ve worked at some of the best bars in the world, from the American Bar at The Savoy, to the Tippling Club in Singapore, and their reputation for creating superlative cocktails has led to numerous awards. This month sees the launch of their new book Schofield’s Fine and Classic Cocktails (£15.99, Kyle Books), with recipes for 100 classic cocktails, re-made with contemporary ingredients and with guest recipes from some of the world’s leading bartenders. Here, they share one of their favourites.

The first thing I cooked was… sunny side up eggs.

INGREDIENTS 50ml (1¾fl oz) Tanqueray gin | 15ml (½fl oz) triple sec – Cointreau | 15ml (½fl oz) lemon juice | 1 bar spoon (5ml or 1⁄6fl oz) thin-cut orange marmalade Glassware: martini glass Ice: served without Garnish: shredded orange peel Preparation: long shake

“The Breakfast Martini was created in 1996 at The Lanesborough Hotel in London, when the legendary Italian bartender, Salvatore Calabrese, was persuaded by his wife to swap his usual breakfast of an espresso for one of toast and marmalade. A few hours later, in the Library Bar, this cocktail was born and instantly became a modern classic. This recipe is kindly provided by Salvatore himself.”

METHOD Add all the ingredients to a shaker and mix to incorporate the marmalade into the other ingredients. Add ice and shake. Strain into a chilled martini glass, garnish with orange peel and serve.

My kitchen heroes are… my grandmothers – they both always have full fridges of food and something hot in the oven. My fail safe dinner party menu is… a whole grilled fish, served with big bowls of Mediterranean salads for everyone to share. For me, the best dinner parties are the simplest. My last meal on earth would be… my grandmother’s ricotta pancakes, which in Russian are called “syrniki”. When I feel down… I don’t cook, I order pizza. My favourite London restaurant is… Barrafina or The Barbary. The food is always impeccable and they both have such a vibrant atmosphere. My ultimate London day consists of… Barry’s Bootcamp in the morning, emails over breakfast, meetings at Haya and then evening catch-ups with friends, always over dinner.


Farhri Whether you like it bitter or sweet, Chocolate Week this month gives us the opportunity to celebrate all things cocoa. We’ll be indulging with a few treats from Farhri. The Londonbased artisan confectioner was launched over 15 years ago, but has just unveiled a new richer chocolate recipe that is totally free from palm oil. We love the handpainted Bonbonnières, which make gorgeous gifts. The papier-mâché pots are crafted by hand by a small family business in Kashmir and then individually painted, ensuring that each and every one is totally unique. Initially filled with delicious chocolate raisins, chocolate almonds, dark chocolate coffee beans or dark chocolate ginger, once all the goodies have been polished off they make hugely desirable trinket pots. £15, available in Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and Fenwick (

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Essential Edinburgh Paul Mack, head concierge, InterContinental Edinburgh The George

A new taste of the Lakes

Set in 12 acres of landscaped gardens perched above Windermere, the highly acclaimed Linthwaite House Hotel boasts views to die for. The 36-bedroom boutique hotel was given a multimillion pound facelift last year, and things are set to get even more exciting this month when Michelinstarred chef Simon Rogan takes over the restaurant.

The chef, who is recognised as one of the pioneers of the farm-totable movement, opened his first restaurant, L’Enclume, in Cartmel in The Lake District back in 2002. The new restaurant will be called Henrock, derived from a rocky outcrop on the lake, known as Hen Rock, which is often visible from

the terrace of Linthwaite House. Head chef Brian Limoges will lead the kitchen team. Working together, the two chefs will use local produce along with items from Simon’s own farm, Our Farm, in Cumbria. However, in a step away from L’Enclume, Roganic, Aulis and Rogan & Co., where the focus is deeply rooted in British cooking and ingredients, Henrock will also lean heavily on influences, techniques and produce discovered on the chefs’ travels around the globe, including in Asia where Simon has recently opened Roganic and Aulis in Hong Kong. It promises to be food worth travelling for. For more details, see

Inner beauty in Bangkok Thailand’s colourful capital is sprawling, with a population more than forty times that of its second city Chiang Mai, so it’s no surprise that at times it can feel chaotic and frenetic. Find some headspace in the heart of the metropolis at the brand new Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort. Nestled centrally, in the heart of Sukhumvit, the peaceful resort is surrounded by 1.2 acres of lush greenery, with trees dating back over a century. Healthy living is the hotel’s focus – guest rooms come equipped with yoga mats and a dedicated health and fitness TV channel; a menu of organic food is offered in the resort’s restaurant, Tamarind Natural Dining; and the fitness

centre features state-of-the-art workout equipment. But perhaps most exciting is the partnership with BDMS Wellness Clinic, offering guests the opportunity to visit the clinic, adjacent to the hotel, for a range of preventive healthcare treatments including physiotherapy, digestive wellness, dental and fertility treatments. “With travellers placing more value on health and wellness than ever before, we are very excited to bring this innovative new concept to the market,” says Lindsay MaddenNadeau, director of well-being at Accor. We think it heralds a whole new era in holistic hospitality. For more information, see

“With a superb collection of Michelin-starred and independent restaurants, a fantastic array of independent and designer shopping, art galleries and parks, Edinburgh has so much more to offer than the castle. Amongst the city’s hidden gems are the Botanical Gardens in Inverleith, a beautifully quiet spot where you can enjoy the autumnal colours. If you like that sort of thing, don’t miss Dunbars Close Garden, a 17th century city garden tucked away from the hive of activity on the Royal Mile. Nearby, The Real Mary King’s Close offers tours of a recently discovered residential street under the Royal Mile – well worth a visit. You really can’t leave the city without a visit to Diagon House on Victoria Street, off George IV Bridge, it’s a fascinating gift and antique curiosities shop. The inspiration behind J.K Rowling’s Diagon Alley, it sits in Edinburgh’s Old Town, where you can also take a free, themed walking tour that offers a fascinating insight in to the inspirations behind Harry Potter. Well known for our festivals, in October we welcome both The Scottish International Storytelling Festival and the Big Big Gin Festival. On the theme of gin, if cocktails are your thing, head to the InterContinental Edinburgh The George hotel’s Printing Press Bar & Kitchen. With its highly innovative, literary-inspired cocktail menu it is the city’s reigning Cocktail Bar of the Year. The hotel, located right in the heart of the city centre, has recently undergone a major refurbishment and is the only UK InterContinental outside of London, making it a great base for any city visit.” (0131 225 1251; edinburgh.


Above: perched high on the bluffs of Watch Hill, Rhode Island, Ocean House is an iconic New England hotel Left: the impressive Tower Suite at Ocean House is decorated in bright blues and gentle creams to reflect the hotel’s seaside location

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New England conjures images of picket fences, Anne of Green Gables and stunning coastal reaches. Covering six states, it’s impossible to see it all in one holiday, but Relais & Châteaux’s various properties offer one way to pack in some sights, and to do so in style by Becky Pomfret


e land in Boston early in the evening and drive the short distance to Lexington, where we check in to our cute and cosy room in The Inn at Hastings Park – the perfect pitstop for weary travellers. Built in the 19th century, the Inn has been lovingly and sympathetically refurbished with locally sourced wallpaper and furniture, along with modern touches like Smeg fridges in the suites. Bathrooms are stocked with full-size Molton Brown products, which is a welcome nod to being that little bit more environmentally-friendly. Service here feels very personal: I’m told that when parents and their children use the hotel as a stop-over for visiting Harvard, staff will leave a university baseball cap on the bed. The hotel's restaurant, Town Meeting, also acts as a community hub offering cooking classes and wine-tasting sessions. You can’t stay in Lexington without taking a historical, guided trolley tour with Liberty Ride, so on our first morning we climb aboard the quaint tram and set off on a 90-minute ride around the area, accompanied by our very knowledgeable and funny tour guide, Marsha. We discover so much about the history of the region, learning about the Battle of Lexington and Concord as well as about life in Colonial America. The highlight for me, though, is seeing the home of Louisa May Alcott, where she wrote Little Women – it quite turned my brain. Sadly, we leave pretty Lexington all too quickly, but we are excited to make our way to the USA’s smallest state, Rhode Island, and our next stop, Ocean House Hotel. This historical building in Watch Hill was recently rebuilt, almost brick by brick, with phenomenally respectful attention to detail. It is beautiful and charming in a quietly elegant way, and offers fabulous views over the Atlantic Ocean. Check-in is swift and professional, and the friendly staff are all passionate about the hotel and its history. The room, when we get to it, is huge, with the deepest bath I’ve ever seen. Every day when we return, we discover little personal touches: a lens cloth next to my glasses, a screen cleaner by the laptop, lavender salts for the bath, a bookmark next to my book. These small details make the stay truly memorable. The exterior of the hotel is stunning, with a wrap-around terrace for dining al fresco and a pristine croquet lawn where you can take a private lesson with world pro croquet

player, Stephen Morgan (aka Croquet Steve). Inside there is a swimming pool and world-class spa, as well as the Center for Wine & Culinary Arts, where we are lucky enough to be cooked for by Chef Tim Meyers. The fine weather means we are able to take a yacht trip around the harbour with Barton & Gray Mariners Club (these can be arranged by the hotel) and we are treated to an entertaining couple of hours looking at the beautiful boats in the harbour and sampling the excellent local wine. Some of the properties here are spectacular – we can’t help but gawp at Taylor Swift’s huge home! The weather turns the next day, so we borrow one of the hotel’s Mercedes to take a drive around the area. We enjoy a stunning dinner at sister hotel and restaurant,

Rates for The Inn at Hastings Park start from $325 per night on a room only basis, including complimentary in room mini-bar and daily resort activities (innathastingspark. com)

Right: the Main House, at The Inn at Hastings Park was originally built in 1888 as a private home Below: at Town Meeting, the hotel’s top-rated restaurant, the simple approach to food is reflected in the homely decor



Right: a cosy cottage suite at The Wauwinet offers a spacious living room complete with fireplace

Left: the hotel's historic architecture is typical of Nantucket's aesthetic Right: the charming and sophisticated interiors are decorated with custom furnishings, Pratesi linens and wildflowers.

The Weekapaug Inn, situated on Quonochontaug Pond. The Pond House Dining Experience offers ‘pond-to-plate’ or ‘pasture-to-plate’ specialities paired with Louis Roederer Champagne. The horizontal rain means we aren’t able to eat outside, but the food is divine, nonetheless. Indeed, the hotel feels all the cosier in the inclement weather. Offering many opportunities to go fishing and clamming, it would be the perfect base for families who enjoy the outdoors. There is even an on-site naturalist who can take guests out on the pond (which is bigger than Central Park) returning them to a warming hot chocolate in front of an open fire. The next and final stop on our whirlwind New England tour is Nantucket Island, a tiny, isolated island off Cape Cod, Massachusetts. To my jaded London eyes, Nantucket Town resembles a model village. On arrival by ferry (top tip: get in the queue early to grab front seats for the best view), it’s striking how different the architectural style here is to that in the UK. The natural habitat is the number one priority here and any building work has to be approved by the local Historical Society; 70 per cent of the land on the island can’t be built on in response to a bid to preserve the habitat. There are consequently miles of gloriously empty beaches and quiet country roads. Our new home is The Wauwinet, a short drive from the centre of town. As Nantucket’s only member of Relais & Châteaux hotels, the hotel is known worldwide for its outstanding service and cuisine, and has recently undergone a multi-million-dollar renovation. Accommodation is offered in luxury rooms and quaint cottages, offering impressive views of Nantucket Bay, where the spectacular sunsets are very Instagram-worthy. We spend our first evening dining on Wagyu beef and


lobster rolls at Topper’s Restaurant, before sleeping like babies in our rose-covered cottage. Nantucket Town is a pottering sort of place: we pass happy hours popping in and out of the myriad high-end boutiques and spend time yacht-spotting from harbourside restaurant CRU, whilst sipping on delicious ‘Crucomber’ cocktails and tucking into local fish dishes. A quick visit to Nantucket’s fascinating Whaling Museum, where you can learn about the history of the region as a 19th century whaling hub, is well worth the time, too. Our final adventure, a Great Point natural history tour, takes us on a four-wheel drive safari of the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge at the northernmost point of the island. We are the only people on the beach there, and delightedly watch playful and curious seals frolicking in the water. It’s lovely to see how protected nature is on the island – we can only access a small part of the sand dunes here because five miles of them are closed in order to protect a pair of nesting birds. Holiday sadly over, we take a hair-raising but mercifully quick internal flight back to Boston in a nine-seater plane, distracting ourselves from the apparent perils with plans for a return visit, soon.

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Women’s work

Published this month is an unputdownable compendium of our female design heroes from the celebrated names of Anni Albers and Ray Eames, to lesser known talents such as Danish ceramicist Grethe Meyer and Swedish textiles designer Estrid Ericson. An invaluable tome for anyone with an interest in design and its refreshingly alternative female history. Hardback, £35, published 28 October (

Trash to treasure

Bright New Things, Selfridges’ launchpad for sustainable designers and innovators, now brings us homeware alongside the initiative’s fashion and beauty concessions. RCA graduates Ambra Dentella, Ewan Alston and Rafael el Baz are collectively GoodWaste, a brand that sources waste materials from Park Royal, the Capital’s largest industrial site, and creates beautiful pieces for the home, with prices ranging from £120 to £2,500. (

The great divide

GoodWaste marble/glass mirror, £120; and marble/corian clock, £220

Sassy seating

King’s Cross designer Nikki Kreis launches her clever Pegboard screens, which double up on functionality: as both room dividers and nifty storage pieces, they’re an ingenious way to display our favourite bits and bobs whilst zoning our living spaces. Available in a single screen or three-way folding divider, the Pegboards, fashioned from sustainablysourced Birch plywood, offer a fresh slice of Scandi cool this autumn/winter. From £410 (

Launching at this month’s Decorex International is exciting new Spanish brand, Jover+Valls, whose focus is timeless furniture pieces for the modern urbanite. The Alicante-based atelier will present two seating collections, Hug and Wanderlust, both crafted using organic materials (think soft saddle leather), with traditional manual processes and shrewd metalwork. Sit back and relax on natureinspired curves. 6-9 October, Olympia London, W14 (;

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As the design world turns its focus on International Wallpaper Week (7-13 October), we uncover this season’s new releases that offer a highbrow arty appeal: innovative design and materials that think outside the box, sitting somewhere between wallcoverings and visual art. It’s time to up our wallpaper game and take inspiration from the gallery space by Ali Howard

Different strokes

Blackpop launches a series of bespoke wall murals at this month’s Decorex International (6-9 October). Taking their delightfully punky and painterly papers a step further, these bigimpact wallcoverings are expertly crafted to meet the practical and aesthetic needs of individual spaces: made to fit entire walls or designed as panels, you can create a focal point with your mural just as you would with framed artwork. Designed in collaboration with Sir John Soane’s Museum, Hampton Hex (above) is an opulent explosion of colour: neoclassicism meets Jackson Pollock. Available also in velvet or silk to add inviting texture to our four walls. £90 per m2 (


To the wild

Divine Savages is a London-based husband and husband team known for their daring and glamorous homewares. This month sees the design duo collaborate with the Natural History Museum to bring us five all-new wallcoverings – along with matching fabrics and cushions – inspired by the museum’s collection of weird and wonderful flora and fauna. Forbidden Bloom, a glorious cacophony of bold and colourful botanicals, pays homage to the Bauer brothers’ infamous illustrations of the natural world. Look closely and you’ll spot slithering serpents amongst the florals, adding an air of menace to the prettiest pinks and lilacs. From £150 (


Natural beauty

Belgian brand Omexco offers luxurious textile wallcoverings that take inspiration from nature’s rugged landscapes. Also at Decorex this October, they’ll be showcasing two new environmentally friendly collections, Portfolio and Aruba. Named after the island in the Caribbean sea, Aruba celebrates, in three dimensions, nature’s seemingly endless colour palette. Here, natural materials – think waterlily and raffia in blue, green and beige – are expertly woven to reflect the island’s sea and sand in imperfect horizontal lines. With its rich and varied texture, and its colourway of ocean-bright teals and emeralds, this tactile wallcovering lends a contemporary art aesthetic. From £44 (;

Paper cuts

In a literal interpretation of wallpaper as art, and to celebrate 150 years since the French artist’s birth, Murals Wallpaper launches a new collection inspired by Henri Matisse’s iconic cut-outs. The brand, who use only eco-friendly materials, and who custom make to order (thus cutting down on waste) are as passionate about sustainability as they are about design. Here, Matisse’s abstract shapes are reinterpreted for our walls in either eye-catching smaller repeat patterns or oversized bold motifs. In various earthy-toned colourways, the collection brings gallery-worthy interest to our living spaces, whether confined to a feature wall or all-over for maximum impact. £36 per m2 (

Off the wall

Making their debut at Decorex, Belfast-based Vacarda Design focus on bespoke finishes and wonderfully tactile surfaces. The new design studio, who also create tapestries and decorative artworks, will be unveiling artisan wallcoverings that playfully reinterpret traditional plastering techniques, resulting in ethereally beautiful textures on our walls. Crafted from Italian plaster, each sculptural piece is hand-made using an eight-inch trowel – founder Tanya Vacarda has perfected the art of layering and pressing pigmented plaster to achieve distinctively textured finishes with memserising colour effects, as in the gloriously gilded Autumn Blossom mural. £890 (




Left: a place for chilling, the lounge features a muted colour palette accented with colour popping accessories Below: the refurbished antique fireplace in the bedroom may never be lit, but it is certainly adds character Bottom: bold blue walls brings energy to the kitchen


Zoë Anderson Founder W.A.Green

Proud maximalist Zoë shows us around the north London Victorian terrace she shares with husband Gavin and daughter Ruby. The property is every bit as colourful and inviting as you’d expect from the interiors pro – a family home filled with beautiful curiosities Words Ali Howard | Photography James Gardiner

How important is character? It’s everything for me and I feel sad for the old houses that’ve been modernised with PVC glazing. Our house was covered in pebbledash when we bought it and we were euphoric when we finally got it off. The bricks were cleaned and re-rendered and so many people comment on how good it looks from the street now. We were lucky with the original fireplace in the living room and we sourced a refurbished antique replacement for our bedroom. When we bought it, the guy who sold it said “you’ll only ever light this once,” and he was spot on! But it looks nice in the bedroom so I’m glad we did it, even if we never light it again. Describe your interiors style I love colour and making a statement with a bold wall and colour popping accessories. I don’t think about things matching, rather blending in to tell a whole story. I like there to be little areas of interest throughout the house – I’m not a fan of one colour scheme for a whole home. It should flow but that doesn’t necessarily mean each room should feel the same. The kitchen is a place of energy and conversation, the lounge a place for chilling, and the bedroom should be about making you feel good for the day ahead. So many people talk about making it chilled for sleep but I think it’s so important to consider the space you wake up in, or get ready for a night out. You need to feel energised and fun



here – it doesn’t matter how it looks when you crash out in the evening! What’s your take on maximalism? I’ve always been a maximalist – I guess I just love stuff! It’s part of the reason I started W.A.Green. I couldn’t find a store selling enough of the things I liked and got bored of all the big stores selling the same products and the smaller ones focusing on a Scandi vibe. It just isn’t me. I’m loving that everyone’s embracing it now and people are feeling empowered to live how they please, rather than conform to one school of thinking. Maximalism isn’t a trend, it’s a way of life. Which interiors brands are your favourites? I’m lucky to stock one of my design heroes, Jonathan Adler – everything he does is on the right side of wrong and I just love him for it. Seletti is also fun and Pulpo work with today’s most exciting designers. For furniture, you can’t go

Above: Jonathan Adler’s Vice Canisters are just the right side of wrong Right: a colourful gallery wall and striking light fitting make a statement in the hallway


wrong with Ligne Roset. We bought our sofa from there over 15 years ago and it’s just starting to look like it could tell a few stories! I really like to work with independent designers in the store, as I like the things I surround myself with to have heritage or a story. At home it’s all about a high-low mix of vintage with future classics, so I often visit markets and vintage furniture stores for lighting and one-off finds. I appreciate the revered classic pieces, but I’m not so into owning them, as so many people have them and it makes things feel too safe and cookie-cutter like. What’s next for W.A.Green? We’re always looking forward and every day brings something new. We’re keen to expand, make more of our own products and to develop the team. We’ve recently refurbished the store to allow us a much larger stock room for online capacity, so we’re looking forward to stress testing it as we continue to grow.

Below: the original fireplace in the lounge is complemented by contemporary art and quirky objets

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Claire Atherton Schools Editor

Eaton Square Prep in numbers

If, like me, you were at school in the 70s and 80s, a “character education” was unlikely to have been high on your school’s list of priorities. Thankfully, we now live in more educationally enlightened times. At Fabric, we increasingly hear schools talk about creating well-rounded individuals, and most have accepted that focusing on character isn’t just “fluff”. In fact, a University of Birmingham research report concluded that “children and adults live and learn better with good moral character”. (The same university even offers a Master’s degree in the subject.) Eaton Square Schools embody this more enlightened approach. Not only do they believe that every child has the potential to excel, but they’ve also embedded a character education into everything they do. The result is a family of schools where children develop the confidence to try new things from the security of a supportive environment. Let’s hope other schools go down the same track, and produce children who are morally and intellectually equipped for the future.

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Character study Gone are the days when children learn by rote and exam results were the only measure worth mentioning. In today’s schools, PSHE (personal, social, health and economic education) can be as important as core subjects like maths and English. And senior schools now look for well-rounded individuals, not just academic aces. It’s a shift that Trish Watt, head of Eaton Square

Belgravia, a nursery, preprep and prep, approves of. “Of course, you have to get the academic side right for children to achieve their potential,” she says. “But they can only do so if they’re self-assured and happy. A character education will give them that advantage.” For Trish, a character education means teaching children virtues like honesty, compassion and a sense of

civic duty. It also means giving them the confidence and resilience to try new things and solve any problems they meet along the way. “We don’t know what the future holds for today’s sevenyear-olds, but we do know they’ll have far more jobs than we’ve had,” she says. “I think this uncertainty, as well as a growing focus on child mental health, is why character education has taken off.”


Sebastian Hepher

Eaton Square Schools What attracted you to the school? The atmosphere, the wonderful children and parents, the fantastically warm staff team and the fact that it’s fully co-educational. How would you sum it up in a sentence? An academically stimulating, artistically inspiring, sportingly excellent and positively characterforming school that believes every single child has the capacity to excel. What makes it different? The successes each year that the school has in academic, musical, sporting and artistic fields, which we acknowledge in a modest and respectful manner. We firmly believe in the old-fashioned but timeless values of respect, politeness, kindness, tolerance, patience, hard work and dedication – qualities that are in danger of being lost in our increasingly busy world.

New school year, new building

Eaton Square School is well placed to offer this kind of education. Its location on a garden square in the heart of London makes it easy to grab opportunities for outdoor and offsite learning. And if the weather’s bad, the school’s new building on Eccleston Square (for reception to year


4 pupils) has state-of-the-art facilities. Trish also hopes it’ll be home to a “character tree”, which displays the moral and intellectual virtues the school espouses. “It’ll show the whole school that we really value a character education, and engrain it in everything we do.” While she’s excited about the new facilities, Trish believes that buildings don’t make a school – people do. It’s why she’d like to encourage more parental involvement. “It’s true that parents are the biggest influence in a child’s life, but we see it very much as a team effort,” she says. “It brings to

mind the poem, Unity, which is about two sculptors working together to mould a child. “We hope to build on that connection this year by offering things like art classes for parents. The parents will feel part of our school while showing the children that you can learn all through life.” 3 ways to build your child’s character as well as their brain 1. Praise them for who they are not just what they achieve. 2. Be a good role model: show compassion, give back to society and be flexible to new ideas in and outside of the home. 3. Stimulate intellectual curiosity in your child through learning experiences and travel rather than tutors. This really is the best education.

How would you describe the atmosphere? Incredible. To quote just some of the leavers this year, “It’s my second home. I’ll never forget it”; “Eaton Square will stay in my heart forever”; “I wouldn’t be who I am today if it weren’t for Eaton Square.” How do you balance your extra-curricular activities with the academic side? The school’s extra-curricular activities are essential to the pupils and their overall development. We have close to 100 after and before school clubs throughout the year. There’s constant discussion about balance with the academic side of the curriculum, together with the artistic. All aspects are vital for individual growth. Eaton Square Schools, Eccleston Square, SW1 (020 7931 9469;

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Kensington & Holland Park

Part of one of only four boroughs afforded “royal” status in London, Kensington and Holland Park offer all the benefits of luxury living set alongside grand historical buildings and Michelin-starred restaurants, but with the charm of a village community style of living. For outdoor space, this affluent enclave of west London boasts a scattering of hidden neighbourhood garden squares and is, of course, home to the wonderful Holland Park. Spanning 54 acres, this gorgeous green space is famous for its strutting peacocks and is home to an opera house, tennis courts and a Japanese garden. Moreover, the area is brimming with everything from world-class shopping to royal residences. It is one of London’s most desirable residential areas for couples, professionals and families alike – and it’s not hard to see why

Did you know? Holland Park itself was originally the private deer park of a Jacobean country house: Sir Walter Cope commissioned Holland House to be built in 1605. By the beginning of the last century, the grounds had spread to become bigger even than those of nearby Buckingham Palace. It was in these gardens that the first successful dahlia flower was ever cultivated in the UK. After the house was firebombed in the Blitz, the park was handed over to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and its many acres were made public. The famous dahlias are still grown in the park today, making it a favourite spot for botanists and horticulturalists.



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Phillippa Dalby-Welsh Savills

“This is a family friendly place to live with leafiness on the doorstep and brilliant independents nearby for the day-to-day. The mixture of architectural property types is one of the main attractions of the area. In the last three years, nearly half of our buyers have been upsizing, and over the last 12 years, house prices in prime Holland Park have risen by 18 per cent.”


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Bective Leslie Marsh “Whether you’re looking for quiet leafy streets, great transport links, excellent access to some of London’s best shops (see Westfield White City), or the beautiful acres of green open space in Holland Park itself, there’s a fabulous range of facilities for both local families and young global professionals. The Holland Park area has it all.”

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Benham & Reeves “The rentals market in Kensington is very positive at the moment, with demand growing, particularly for apartments priced between £650 and £700 per week. Rental requests are mostly for smaller units and stock is very limited. Right now, one-bed apartments are in high demand.”


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Aside from Holland Park itself, with its colourful peacocks and newly renovated kids’ playground, one of my favourite things about our local area is the fact that there are so many fabulous restaurants and bars. We always loved Julie’s in the past because they did a mean Sunday lunch for all the family, so it’s exciting that it is finally reopening after a five-year closure. I was particularly pleased to hear about the new Champagne bar there! Another favourite is Casa Cruz, an

intimate South American restaurant on Clarendon Road; the food and cocktails are fabulous. Six Portland Road is great, too. It’s owned by a friend of mine and is the perfect spot for a light lunch. And my favourite pub ever is the Ladbroke Arms – the food is incredible and very British! For food at home, we’re lucky to live near C. Lidgate, which has to be the best butcher in London (don’t miss their delicious takeaway pies if you’ve no time for cooking!). The Cowshed in Clarendon Cross is fantastic for all things beauty. As well as stocking some lovely products, they offer amazing holistic treatments. The Cross is one of my favourite boutique shops in London. It is super stylish and is always stocked with gorgeous things – it’s a great place to shop for kids’ pressies, too. For everything else, Portobello Road is only a hop, skip and a jump away and full of shops and cafés (not forgetting the weekend market which is an absolute must). And, love it or hate it, with Westfield around the corner we’re wanting for nothing.

Prepared. To see things differently.

Our new preparatory school opens in September 2020 Prince’s Gardens is a new independent preparatory school, in the heart of South Kensington, for children aged 3-11 years. A unique school where bright sparks and young explorers can excel academically, whilst developing the self-confidence, strength of character and independence of mind to see our challenging world from their own unique perspective. To reserve your place at our next open event visit

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Street hearts Kensington & Holland Park

Kensington Palace Gardens Set directly across from Kensington Palace, the homes on this street are some of the most expensive in the world. Set in a closed community, these elegant white stucco houses are truly magnificent

Abbotsbury Road

With a virtually unrivalled setting, boasting picturesque views over Holland Park itself, this quiet street is home to beautiful Queen Anne style houses, each enjoying multiple parking spaces

Royal Crescent

Inspired by its namesake in Bath, this Grade II* listed street features two curved facing terraces around a landscaped communal garden. The grand stucco-fronted houses are built over four floors and feature intricate porticoed entrances

Kyoto Garden W11

This peaceful and verdant spot in the centre of Holland Park gets the local hero stamp from Richard Broer of Hamptons International. But to the estate agent, it’s the people dedicated to maintaining the beautiful garden that are the real heroes: “They are my local champions,” he says: “Kyoto Garden is Holland Park’s best kept secret – a slice of Japanese Zen in the urban hubbub of London. I often retreat there for five minutes to reflect on work and life. It’s well worth a visit.” Don’t miss the resident peacocks – if you’re lucky you’ll be rewarded with a colourful display. Holland Park, Holland Park Avenue, W11 (

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Healthy eating is a top priority for Kensington’s discerning dwellers, and with Whole Foods so prominent on High Street Ken, there’s no excuse not to get the full five-a-day. “The store is focused on promoting healthy choices, and even offers a range of in-store events,” says Toby Simmonds from Dexters. “They stock a fantastic range of organic and wholesome fruit, vegetables, bread and meat, and they cater to all kinds of dietary requirements. The store also offers natural beauty and health products, and many locals are pleased to have access to these organic choices in their neighbourhood.” 63-97 Kensington High Street, W8 (020 7368 4500;

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This inconspicuous Italian coffee shop, situated on the buzzy Kensington Church Street, is a firm favourite amongst locals in the know, and that includes regular, Tom Tangney from Knight Frank. “It’s a particularly good café serving excellent food and coffee,” he says. “Run by a lovely chap called Reno, it’s very popular with local residents and workers alike. A real one-off.” Why not pull up a chair and watch the world go by whilst sipping (according to true locals) the best coffee in Kensington? La dolce vita indeed. 40 Kensington Church Street, W8 (020 7937 7500)

“Our aim is to develop a love of learning” Education for children between the ages of 2 - 7+ years



by Claire Atherton


Jenny Mackay Hawkesdown House School


How would you sum up the school in a sentence? A place of fun, purpose and success, providing an excellent education, challenging the mind and inspiring the imagination.

Pupil power If you want a lesson in how to learn, look no further than toddlers, says Alison Melrose, head of Prince’s Gardens Preparatory School, which opens in Kensington in September 2020. “Toddlers can become sudden experts in dinosaurs, able to identify, name and tell you all about every type,” she says. “They can do this because they have a personal desire to learn, which as teachers and parents, we need to cultivate.” This desire to learn, along with the ability to reflect and extend learning, is at the heart of “pupil agency”. A personalised approach, it sees children learn through activities that are meaningful to them and driven by their own interests. “Giving children a choice in how they learn helps them build the confidence and competence to be lifelong learners,” says Alison. “They also develop the transferable skills they’ll need for the future: flexibility, tenacity, creativity, communication and collaboration.” Pupil agency is well supported in the state sector through self-organised learning environments (SOLE). It’s also an integral part of the curriculum for the International Baccalaureate. But recognising which schools do it well can be tricky. “It must be a wholeschool approach,” says Alison. “Schools may have specific spaces to support personalised learning (we’ll have a maker space and digitally connected classrooms, for example). But that doesn’t mean they’ve considered what pupil agency looks like at every age stage.” If you’re interested in knowing how well a school does this, Alison suggests asking:

What makes it different? We’re a family-run school that concentrates on knowing each child and understanding what’s important to every family. The philosophy is borne out in our excellent results and in the open, thoughtful and happy children.

How do you cater for different learning styles? What opportunities are there for independent learning? How do you provide for children to choose how they learn? Is digital technology discreet or incorporated? What’s your whole school approach to learning? Parents can also support the approach with their children, adds Alison. “Ask open-ended questions about topics they’re interested in – and ask them to ask you questions,” she advises. “Have a range of easily accessible materials at home (paper, pens, empty pots, Lego) so they can choose how they express themselves. And support them to use technology to present what they’ve learnt after a day trip. You’ll be delighted with the results.”

The shortlist: Kensington & Holland Park Hawkesdown House School Independent preparatory day school for pupils aged 2 to 11 (020 7727 9090; hawkesdown.

Holland Park School State co-ed secondary day school for pupils aged 11 to 18 (020 7908 1000; hollandpark

Ashbourne Independent Sixth Form College Independent co-ed day school for pupils aged 15 to 20 (020 7937 3858; ashbournecollege.

Thomas’s Kensington Independent co-ed preparatory and lower day school for pupils aged 4 to 11 (020 7361 6500;

Holland Park Pre-Prep School and Day Nursery Independent preprep day school and nursery for pupils up to age 8 (020 7602 9066;

What’s the atmosphere like? Hawkesdown is a safe place that radiates kindness and consideration, where a child can start their school life happily and make early friends with confidence. What about your personal educational ethos? I want any child who comes through our doors to be assured, confident and adept at speaking up on matters that affect them and others. I also want them to maximise their intellectual capacities and skills so they can make a meaningful contribution to society. How do you look after the wellbeing of your pupils? We’re now entering the third year of a “raising resilience” programme to help pupils grow in confidence and bounce back after setbacks. As part of this, we’re making sure we meet our high academic standards sustainably while giving the children learning tools for life. We also assist pupils in helping others through charitable endeavours; we’ve recently partnered with a school in eastern Nepal. Hawkesdown House School, Edge Street, W8 (020 7727 9090;


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country’s best mathematicians, celebrating top grades in additional maths – a GCSE qualification designed to stretch particularly high achieving mathematicians – year on year) and are also challenged to cook a great meal or complete their Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. “There is a difference in students being taught to the test in the expectation that they will get the highest grades – some children do not respond well to this kind of pressure – and setting high expectations reinforced by meaningful support and the nurturing of intellectual curiosity and a life-long love of a subject,” Brendan concludes. Pupils’ individual learning needs are priority at North Bridge House and in setting high expectations of both staff and students, Brendan is committed to maintaining a great fun and successful place to come to work and learn in his leaderships of both senior schools. For more information, call 020 7428 1520, or see


fter celebrating top GCSE and A Level results this summer, high-achieving independent school group, North Bridge House is set to continue to build on its success under the leadership of one collegiate senior school headteacher. Extending his role as Head of North Bridge House Senior Hampstead across the school’s senior and sixth form campus in Canonbury too, Brendan Pavey says that by setting the expectations very high, but supporting rather than pressurising pupils, excellent academic outcomes will follow. With NBH Senior Hampstead achieving record GCSE results for the second successive year since Brendan’s start in 2017, and NBH Senior Canonbury celebrating its best ever A Level results this year, the school’s focus on understanding teens as both adolescents and unique, individual learners has evidently created a successful learning environment for its diverse student community. NBH is not academically selective like many of its competitors – it is mixed ability. The school prides itself on developing a broader range of pupil abilities than schools that set a very high academic bar for entry.

The school has celebrated outstanding success in subjects ranging from physics and geography to French and art this year, and from students gaining straight 9 grades at GCSE to an impressive 32 per cent of A*/A grades at A Level, Brendan maintains that “it is important to consider where a pupil’s abilities lie. An eight-year-old child who may be amazing at maths and English can also be brilliant at the piano, have a passion for history and progress to the top of the class over the next 10 years. Conversely, a pupil who has made wonderful progress in primary school may find the challenges of senior school very difficult and may need to develop confidence in other areas to succeed beyond the school gates.” North Bridge House purposefully identifies students’ strengths and challenges them with further opportunity to excel in these areas, consequently exceeding even their own expectations. “We build our pupils’ confidence in areas in which they are strong – positively impacting on their overall studies – and support them when they need more time to make progress,” says NBH Senior School Head, Brendan. Those who are academically strong are pushed to achieve great things in, for example, maths (and the school boasts some of the

North Bridge House purposefully identifies students’ strengths and challenges them with further opportunity to excel in these areas


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The stuff of dreams, this beautiful five-bed family home is arranged over four floors and offers an abundance of opulent living space including a commodious drawing room and a sitting room/library with direct access to a perfectly manicured west facing garden. Best is that the house boasts impressive width – just under 40ft, in fact – with the back of the building clad in a spectacular arrangement of French doors and ornate sash windows, allowing the property to be flooded with daylight. £7.95 million, Savills (020 7535 3300;

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This elegant apartment has been designed to the nines with fixtures so plush they’d give even the most luxurious hotels a run for their money. Think bookmatched marbled bathrooms, mirrored feature walls and beautiful pale wood flooring. Each of the three double bedrooms comes en suite with the master bedroom boasting a walk-in wardrobe plus access to a balcony. The bespoke eat-in kitchen is suitably high-end, too, with only the best appliances on offer. Modern glamour at its finest. £3.85 million, Chestertons (020 7937 7244; FOR SALE

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It may be a mid-terrace townhouse, but this stucco-fronted home – on a seriously sought after road – boasts one palatial façade. It’s all about modern luxury inside, with a super smart refurb that respects original features yet maximises on light and space. With five bedrooms, three contemporary bathrooms and a kitchen/diner with direct access (via dazzling floor to ceiling windows) to a west facing garden, this is the best of classic Kensington. £6.5 million, Knight Frank (020 7938 4311;

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With an unrivalled reputation across London and the Home Counties for building homes of the highest quality, Octagon Bespoke has pioneered the concept of luxury housebuilding – offering the ultimate design and build services to each and every client. Octagon’s director, John Pope explains; “The day to day of Octagon Bespoke is really varied, we could be designing a beautiful eight bedroom family home in Weybridge, renovating a Victorian townhouse in Mayfair, or extending a penthouse apartment on the banks of the Thames. Every client and every home is different, and this is why we call it Bespoke. Offering clients support from the very first steps of finding a plot of land and obtaining local planning permissions – sometimes demolishing their current home and replacing it with a brand new property – through to design and specification, the Bespoke division offers a turn-key service that works closely with the client to achieve their dream home. John continues; “Our reputation within London and the Home Counties is new build, because that’s what the majority of our speculative homes have been in the past. But we’ve recently completed a historical renovation on a Grade II* listed building in the heart of Wimbledon Village alongside English Heritage – we can do it all.”

The skilled team are also able to facilitate a major extension, with some recent commissions from repeat clients, now looking at a complete remodel or extension of their Octagon home. One example has recently been undertaken on the Wentworth estate, Virginia Water, with the client wanting to extend their already sizable 9,000 sq ft home by a third – creating more space for entertaining guests, including a bar, cinema room and two formal drawing rooms. John explains; “A Bespoke home should always be a ‘dream home’ – it is a highly personal process, and we work very closely with clients from day one, so it’s a real pleasure when clients return to us for a remodel, renovation or extension, or recommend us to their friends and family. “We once had a Bespoke client return to build an Octagon home for his parents, just around the corner from his own! He came equipped with a suitcase full of samples, cuttings and ideas based on his parents hobbies and tastes, and it resulted in one of the most artistically fascinating finished projects we’ve ever worked on.”

At Octagon, we have 40 years experience and an unrivalled reputation for building spectacular, one-of-a kind homes to the highest standard of luxury. Our discreet bespoke service takes clients on a journey from planning stages through to handing over the keys, with our in-house experts on hand every step of the way. Octagon Bespoke can help you transform your vision into something truly unique. Bespoke projects start from £1m.

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Tell us about the brand We specialise in luxury interior design, creative direction and also a furniture line called the Luuna Collection. We make every space we design warm, cosy and unique, creating original homes, each defined by a bespoke aesthetic, distinguished by individuality, and informed by an emphasis on craftsmanship, materiality and timeless elegance – with a twist. What can you offer clients? A bespoke service depending on their specific needs and requirements with attention to detail, quality and dynamism at our core. Our main service is full interior design and build, where we design everything from architecture to spatial planning and interiors. We deliver, construct and manage the entire project with our partner company HvB Development. We also offer various services under the umbrella of creative direction: lighting design, furniture and accessories sourcing; design direction consultancy; sourcing art and antiques; bespoke joinery and bespoke furniture design. What’s your design ethos? It’s based on our studio mottos “Who Dares Wins” and “Creativity Takes Courage”, as these embody our core commitment to being brave in order to create and design unique and original spaces. Layering

and storytelling are key, we work closely with our clients to define their taste and help them to express their personalities, enhancing their spaces throughout the interior design journey. Our design ethos always ensures every space is functional, memorable and spirited, whilst feeling warm, calm and comforting. Describe your dream project Although we specialise in residential design, we would like to cross over into commercial and hospitality in the future – a boutique hotel with an outdoor courtyard space and spa would definitely be a dream project.

What’s next for the Elnaz Namaki Studio? We’re looking to add new spring colours to the Luuna Collection furniture range and we’re launching our first lighting collaboration, which we are very excited about. We are also working on an exciting project in Washington, D.C; a couple of apartments in Notting Hill; a house in Regent’s Park and we also have numerous potential projects in the pipeline. (020 3870 1160;

There are multiple reasons why we might need self-storage. Whether we’re saying a temporary goodbye to our flat whilst working abroad; moving into a fully furnished property yet wanting to keep hold of our beloved belongings; or renovating our home and needing to store our stuff while the builders are in – it can be an invaluable resource. Enter A&A Self Storage, a London-based company that provides customers and businesses with secure and affordable storage solutions in key locations across the Capital. With stores in King’s Cross, Kentish Town/Hampstead, Watford and, a recent addition, an art deco inspired facility close to Regent’s Park, the company offers rental prices from as little as £7.50 per week. Founder Susie Fabre says, “as an independent business, we strive to offer a personal service that gives our clients an effortless experience in using selfstorage facilities. Whether it’s a local resident seeking extra room for clothes, or a major international company looking to store unique items for their business, A&A Self Storage can offer flexible and genuine storage solutions.” (020 3995 5899;

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Q: What are the current tricks and treats of the London property market? Cobi Aboody Goldschmidt & Howland “If buyer and vendor are receiving honest advice from their agent, and factual information that can be supported by a true understanding of the market, the whole process can be a treat. Some agents provide

inflated valuations, offering low fees and therefore tricking vendors by mismanaging their expectations. When property is sensibly priced, there is good demand from buyers who now feel they can take

advantage of excellent mortgage rates and competitive pricing. We have had a number of recent sales agreed with competitive interest and best bid processes in place to secure the purchases.”

Years in the business? 32. I love London for its… wonderful architecture. And because it allows me to work with a huge variety of people of all nationalities. My first property was… a two-bed garden flat in Northwood, Middlesex. It had three toilets and was a great party flat! If I wasn’t an estate agent I’d be… either a Formula 1 driver or a professional footballer.

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Taylor Swift was recently ridiculed for her lyrics to new track London Boy, in which she describes a rather geographically challenging day out in our fair city. She takes in Soho, Shoreditch, Hampstead Heath, Brixton, Camden, Hackney and “Louis V up on Bond Street” – imagine the cab fare! But one neighbourhood she alludes to – for which we’re fully onboard for this very expensive taxi ride – is Highgate (“Took me back to Highgate, met all of his best mates”). If the American megastar were to settle in her beloved London, we think she could do a lot worse than this historic hot spot on the hill. So what could she get for her dollars here? Savills are currently offering a smart four-bed semi detached home on Hornsey Lane Gardens with a guide price of £1.675 million; Goldschmidt & Howland have a suitably grand eight-bed red brick mansion on Grange Road, on the market at £9 million; while Chestertons have a unique one-bed apartment on Hampstead Lane, complete with wood beams and a vaulted ceiling, for sale at £625,000.


New research from Hamptons International shows that 20 per cent of homes sold in Prime Central London during the first half of 2019 were purchased by a buyer from the EU – the highest level since before the referendum.

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On the second floor of this iconic Art-Deco former cinema in Bayswater W2, a beautifully refurbished two bedroom, two bathroom apartment for sale in this portered building. The building was completely refurbished in 2014, and the apartments finished to a high specification and quality. This stunning flat has two bedrooms, one with an en suite, a separate bathroom, a large open plan kitchen reception and private balcony. The specification includes underfloor heating and comfort cooling.


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A stunning raised ground floor two bedroom flat with impressive ceilings and original cornicing, for sale on this quiet street in Notting Hill W2. The property boasts a grand reception room ideal for entertaining, that is full of charm and original detailing. There is a separate wellappointed kitchen, two bedrooms, modern bathroom and direct access to a shared garden.


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Bigwood Road

Hampstead Garden Suburb NW11

A beautiful semi-detached four bedroom family house, located on this quiet turning in Hampstead Garden Suburb, just 0.2 miles from the highly regarded Henrietta Barnett Grammar School.

ÂŁ1,895,000 freehold


020 7182 1406 EPC rating D


Hall Road

St. John’s Wood NW8

A magnificent five bedroom, three bathroom semi-detached house offering over 3,600 sq. ft. of accommodation, predominantly over three floors. The house boasts three large reception rooms with excellent ceiling height, a well fitted kitchen/breakfast room and a 15ft master bedroom with a walk through wardrobe and en-suite bathroom. Hall Road is approximately half a mile from St John’s Wood Underground station (Jubilee Line) and also the shops and cafés in Clifton Road, Little Venice.

£3,750,000 freehold

Little Venice

020 7182 1406

EPC rating E


HIGHGATE, N6 A truly magnificent double fronted Victorian house arranged over two floors only. With 4 double bedrooms and approaching 3,000 sq ft (including the garage), this property has been substantially and sympathetically reconfigured. Its “Wow factor” interior invites you to explore the generous living space which is as much suited to lavish entertaining as it is to cosy family nights in. Its beautiful landscaped garden still houses an original brick built Victorian stable. There is further potential to extend (STC) into the large loft, if required. Master Bedroom with Bathroom En Suite • 3 Further Double Bedrooms • Family Bathroom • Large Double Aspect Reception • Beautifully Fitted Kitchen • Dining Room • Study • Utility Room • Cloakroom • Landscaped Garden • Original Stable Building • Garage • Off Street Parking • Central Highgate Location • Potential to Extend (STC) • EPC D

£2,995,000 – Sole Agent

61 Highgate High St, N6 5JY



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DARTMOUTH PARK, NW5 An especially stylish five bedroom apartment in the heart of Dartmouth Park. This is a particularly unique property providing wonderfully proportioned rooms across three levels, with the raised ground floor consisting of a beautiful double reception, luxury kitchen and a dining area which is bathed in natural light. From this room a lovely balcony is found which overlooks and gives stepped access to an exceptional private garden, which has been beautifully maintained by the present owner. FIVE BEDROOMS • SPACIOUS DOUBLE RECEPTION • MODERN KITCHEN • DINING AREA WITH ACCESS TO BALCONY • THREE BATHROOMS (TWO EN-SUITE) • GUEST CLOAKROOM • AMPLE AVAILABLE STORAGE • UTILITY ROOM • FANTASTIC WEST FACING GARDEN EXTENDING TO 75’ APPROX. • RESIDENTS PERMIT PARKING • EPC C

£1,975,000 - Freehold - Sole Agent

2 Fleet Road, NW3 2QS


020 7482 4282


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THE WATER GARDENS, W2 A stylishly refurbished three bedroom split level apartment located in this popular gated development. Reception Room - Kitchen - Three Bedrooms - Balcony - Two Shower Rooms - Lifts - 24 Hour Concierge - Communal Gardens - EPC Rating C - 1,200 sq ft





PORCHESTER PLACE, W2 A truly magnificent and newly refurbished three/four bedroom townhouse located in the heart of Connaught Village. Two Reception Rooms - Kitchen - Four Bedrooms - En Suit Bathroom - En Suite Shower Room - Shower Room - Guest Cloakroom Study - Roof Terrace - Balcony - EPC Rating E - 2,105 sq ft






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An exceptionally presented four bedroom duplex apartment (181 sq m/1,951 sq ft) featuring gated off-street parking via electronic gates and a communal garden. Harley Road is located close to Swiss Cottage Underground Station (Jubilee Line), the eateries of Finchley Road, St John’s Wood and Belsize Park and the green open spaces of Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill.

ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES Principal Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom and Dressing Room, 3 Further Bedrooms, 2 Shower Rooms, Entrance Hall, Reception Room/Dining Room, Kitchen, 2 Guest Cloakrooms, Utility Room, Gated Off-Street Parking, Terrace, Communal Garden. EPC=D.

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A beautiful three bedroom lateral garden apartment (184.6 sq m/1,988 sq ft) in this imposing period building. Refurbished to an extremely high standard, the apartment features high quality finishes, a bespoke designed kitchen and a private terrace. Hamilton Terrace is within close proximity to the amenities of Little Venice as well as St John’s Wood High Street and Underground Station (Jubilee Line).

ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES Principal Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom and Dressing Room, 2 Further Bedrooms (En-Suites), Reception Room, Kitchen/ Breakfast Room, Utility Room, Private Entrance, Front Patio Garden, Direct Access to Communal Gardens, Residents Parking Zone C. EPC=C.

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LEINSTER GARDENS, LONDON, W2, £899,950 A very bright very well presented two bedroom apartment located on the third floor (with lift) of this attractive period terrace on Leinster Gardens just a short stroll from Hyde Park. The property offers two double bedrooms both ensuite, further WC and wash basin, living room and kitchen and boasts large sash windows which allow an abundance of natural light to flood in. Leinster Gardens is a leafy terrace just a short walk to the travel links at Lancaster Gate(Central Line) and Paddington stations (Underground, Heathrow Express and forthcoming Crossrail) as well as the fashionable boutiques and restaurants close by on Westbourne Grove. Queensway is also on the doorstep which is currently undergoing major regeneration with Hyde park just at the bottom of the street. Long Lease / Approx. 740 sq ft / EPC Rating: D

PADDINGTON & BAYSWATER | 020 7467 5770

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Grange Gardens NW3 ÂŁ4,800,000 Set within an exclusive development near Hampstead Heath in prime NW3, an exceptionally bright detached contemporary house approaching 4000 sq ft, with superb landscaped gardens, private driveway and double garage.

3956 sq m/368 sq ft Seven double bedrooms, five en suites Four reception areas 50’ garden with water feature OSP, driveway, garage

Belsize Park Office 020 7431 1234

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Denewood Road, Kenwood, London, N6 ÂŁ2,500,000 | Freehold | Sole Agents First time to the market in over half a century. A rarely available 1960s modernist house on a premier Kenwood road in the heart of Highgate. This super detached family home retains many period features and has ample scope for re-modelling and extending (subject to the usual planning permissions). Arranged over two levels the ground floor provides a spacious reception/dining and entertaining space, separate kitchen, study, guest cloakroom and garage. The upper floor currently has four double bedrooms, including a master bedroom suite with dressing room and en-suite bathroom, a separate family bathroom and a utility room. There is a very private rear patio and garden and off street parking for several cars. Denewood Road is enviably located amongst a cluster of sought after Kenwood roads and is minutes away from the delights of Kenwood and the Heath as well as historic Highgate Village, tube and highly regarded local schools including Highgate and Channing. Offered for sale Chain Free. EPC=D Highgate Village Office | 020 8348 8000


020 8348 8000

Little Venice, W9

An unusual, spacious (Approx. 149 sq m)first and second floor maisonette with access to a terrace (not demised) giving views over the Crescent communal gardens. The maisonette has many features including an elegant reception room with high ceilings and access to a front balcony. Forming part of a white stucco fronted house the property is well situated minutes away from local amenities. 3 Double Bedrooms. Bathroom. Shower Room. Kitchen.2 Reception Rooms. Access to a Terrace (Not Demised). Communal Gardens. EPC Rating D

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


020 7435 3344

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£1,650,000 SOLE AGENT

A immaculately presented 5 bedroom elegant family home having recently undergone a major programme of refurbishment to an extremely high standard. This light-filled house sits behind an attractive lawn-laid front garden and enjoys a secluded rear garden with sections for relaxation, parties and play. Internally three inter-connecting living areas provide grand entertaining and comfortable accommodation. The open-plan double reception has original oak parquet flooring and a fire place, with direct access to the garden through French doors. Widecombe Way is located within this popular North side turning in Hampstead Garden Suburb conveniently located for the transport facilities and amenities of East Finchley a short walk from the Lyttelton Playing Fields and within the Brookland School catchment area. 5 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms | 3 reception rooms | kitchen/breakfast room | 75’6” (approx) rear garden | off street parking | driveway for two cars | EPC = E

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UPPER MONTAGU STREET, LONDON W1 A Charming Mid-Terrace Georgian Freehold House

We are delighted to bring to the market this charming mid-terrace Georgian Freehold house presented in good condition, blending a winning combination of period features and contemporary design to provide modern living. The first floor double reception room is elegant with its fireplace and high ceilings, giving an air of grandeur as well as warmth. There are 4 double bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. This is an excellent home for a family wanting to live in Marylebone, with spacious accommodation throughout. Upper Montagu Street is situated to the West of Baker Street adjacent to Montagu Square and provides easy access to the many shops and restaurants of Marylebone Village and the West End. ACCOMMODATION & AMENITIES Entrance Hall • Ground Floor Dining Room Leading through to the Kitchen which opens onto a Terrace • 1st Floor Double Reception Room • Further Reception Room • 4 Double Bedrooms • 4 Bathrooms • Study • Terrace • Guest WC • Store Room • Utility Room • Gas Central Heating and Hot Water • EPC Rating D •




PRICE: £3,650,000 STC 020 7935 6535




An extraordinary four bedroom family home on South Hill Park, Hampstead, NW3 with superb terrace boasting sensational views over the Hampstead Ponds, occupying the raised ground and garden levels of a fine double fronted Victorian residence with direct access from both floors to an outstanding 62ft westerly facing landscaped rear garden. On the doorstep of Hampstead Heath, with 800 acres of open green pastures, woodlands, ponds and meadows. The property has excellent transport links and access to local schools. Energy Efficiency Rating - D63

Hampstead 020 7435 4404





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2 Bedrooms | Reception | 2 Bathrooms | Apartment Parking | Gym | Concierge | Roof Terrace | EPC- B

Lovat Lane City

£899,950 Leasehold

2 Bedrooms | Reception | 2 Bathrooms Open Plan | Near Tube | EPC-D

Sales office 020 3280 6400

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2 Bedrooms | Reception | 2 Bathrooms | Apartment 24Hr Concierge | Pool, Gym & Spa | Terrace | EPC-B

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£630,000 Leasehold

1 Bedroom | Reception | 1 Bathroom 24Hr Concierge | Gym | Near Tube | EPC-B

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WIMPOLE MEWS, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 A unique opportunity to acquire a mews house in the heart of the Marylebone Village. The mews house comprises entrance hall, reception room, 2 bedrooms one with en suite bathroom, second bathroom, kitchen with terrace off and garage. This house has an area of approximately 1,060 sq ft (98.4 sq m) arranged over three floors. Recently redecorated house has the added benefit of a terrace and garage. The first floor comprises of two double bedrooms one with en suite bathroom, second bathroom. The second floor offers ample living space with access to the kitchen and terrace. Part Secondary Glazed. Wimpole Mews is situated in an enviable location, in the heart of Marylebone Village, and within easy walking distance to Marylebone High Street. Bond Street and Oxford Circus Underground Stations together with access to the A40/M40 are within close proximity. The open spaces of Regents Park are also nearby.


HARLEY PLACE, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 A fabulous furnished two bedroom mews property located in a cul de sac located moments away from the shopping facilities of Marylebone High Street. It benefits from high ceilings, garage and a beautiful private garden. The accommodation comprises of entrance hall, reception room, two bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, cloakroom, study and a kitchen. Bond Street, Oxford Circus underground stations together with access to the A40/M40 are within close proximity. The open spaces of Regents Park are also nearby.

Rent includes heating and hot water

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WELLINGTON PLACE, NW8 A stunning brand newly refurbished & finished to an exquisite finished terraced townhouse (approx. 1,845 sq.ft. / 171.4 sq.m.) situated opposite St John’s Wood Church Gardens and minutes’ walk to the ‘High Street’ and Underground Station (Jubilee line). The house is arranged over three floors and offers well planned family accommodation. Spacious Reception Room ■ Modern Kitchen ■ Guest WC ■ Master Bedroom with Dressing Room & En Suite Bathroom with Separate Bath Tub & Shower Cubicle 3 Further Bedrooms (1 with En Suite Bathroom) ■ Shower Room ■ Underfloor Heating In All Bathrooms ■ Off Street Parking ■ EPC C £2,200 per week

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ABBEY ROAD, NW8 A bright & light 2 double bed / 2 bath apartment (approx. 714 sq.ft. / 66.3 sq.m.) on the 1st floor on the corner of Abbey Gardens & Abbey Road, with a short walking distance of the St John’s Wood Underground Station & the ‘High Street’. Violet Hill Park is just around the corner. Reception Room ■ Semi Open Plan Kitchen ■ 2 Double Bedrooms ■ 2 Bathrooms (1 En Suite) ■ EPC D £565 per week

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Muswell Hill, N10

A truly unique three bedroom garden flat, redesigned to the most extraordinary standard by Mad Cow Interiors. Available to buy or rent. EPC: C

£945,000 Share of Freehold £3,250 pcm furnished • • • • •

Bespoke interior design 2 bathrooms Garden Central Muswell Hill location 1,012 sq. ft.

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Muswell Hill, N20

This Andalusian style villa offers spacious accommodation ideal for family living and entertaining. The property has four bedrooms and a garden with a pool. EPC: D

£7,950 pcm furnished or unfurnished • • • •

Stylish décor 4 bathrooms 3 reception rooms Heated outdoor pool

Hamptons Branch 020 3369 3281 | 2326 HAM Fabric Advert Oct 2019 v3.indd 3

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LUXURY APARTMENT TO LET 4 bedrooms | 4 bathrooms Second floor duplex High specification 1730 sqft | £1,850 per week Moments from Hampstead High Street, transport links and local amenities


HOUSE TO LET 5 bedrooms | 4 bathrooms Air conditioned throughout Balcony from master bedroom Private garden with studio unit

1956 sqft | £2,800 per week Set within a secure gated complex with 24 hour Concierge and off street parking

020 7483 3800 W W W. S D I A M . C O. U K 114


This imposing house in Hamilton Terrace has been built to the highest of specifications and interior designed by Bill Bennette to offer a glamorous, contemporary space ideal for entertaining and stylish family living. The property features a stunning leisure complex, gated driveway with parking for two cars and a separate mews house.

6 9 – 7 1 PA R K R O A D LO N D O N N W 1 6XU 020 394 4 59 9 0

ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES Principal Bedroom with ‘His’ & ‘Her’ Dressing Rooms & En-Suite Bathrooms, 5 Further Bedrooms, 3 Further En-Suite Bathrooms, Shower Room, Staff Bedroom (En-Suite), Reception Hall, Drawing Room, TV Room, Study, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Dining Room, Swimming Pool, Bar, Gymnasium, Steam Room, Treatment Room, Laundry Room, Landscaped Garden, Gated Driveway, Mews House Comprising 3 Bedrooms (En-Suites), Kitchen/Dining Room. EPC=F.

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