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Say it loud The new bathroom aesthetic embraces a world of texture and colour Devil’s in the detail Jeweller Isabella Townsley’s apartment is a masterclass in modern luxury
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ith fashion folk flocking to watch the LFW shows and design doyens descending for LDF, London is shining its shoes and presenting its finest face this September. Much like us with our latest issue – from our stunning cover star, Indira Varma, to the beautiful homes on our interiors and property pages, I hope you’ll agree that we’re looking better than ever. Treats in store this issue include the cheesiest food pages we’ve ever put together, an exploration of the sumptuous velvet trend and our take on the new loud and proud look in bathroom design. Plus, jewellery designer Isabella Townsley shows us around her beautifully bejewelled West London apartment and we take a stroll down the leafy twittens of Hampstead Garden Suburb and fall head over heels for its timeless charms.
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64 Curated and uncluttered, we love jeweller Isabella Townsley’s west London apartment
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82 Over a century after Dame Henrietta Barnett dreamt of a model community beside the Heath, her legacy lives on in Hampstead Garden Suburb
91 News, views and tidbits of property gossip
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VIEW ROAD, N6 Â£5,250,000
SOLE AGENT To the front there is a wide carriage driveway behind
View Road is a substantial detached residence of 7173 sq ft (667 sq gates which gives access to a garage. m) built approximately 19 years ago to the highest of standards. The house has well planned accommodation arranged over three floors with a particularly fine entrance hallway and dramatic central staircase. On the ground floor there is excellent entertaining space throughout. On the upper two floors are seven well appointed suites together with a leisure area providing a sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. Externally the house enjoys a generous plot and within the grounds there is a heated outdoor swimming pool.
ENTRANCE HALL: DRAWING ROOM: FAMILY ROOM: DINING ROOM: KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: STAFF BEDROOM & BATHROOM: UTILITY ROOM: GUEST WC: MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN SUITE BATHROOM & DRESSING ROOM: 6 FURTHER BEDROOMS (ALL EN SUITE): LEISURE AREA: GARAGE: CARRIAGE DRIVEWAY: SWIMMING POOL: GARDEN EPC RATING - C.
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FOR SALE One of the finest double-plot (WIDTH 128FT/38.8m) freehold mansions in this cherished road, set in 0.41 acres (0.71 hectares) of manicured gardens.
Guide price: ÂŁ25,000,000 Sole Agent
available for the first time in 60 years. Bristling with potential.
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Redington Road, NW3 ÂŁ3,995,000
Set across the entire ground floor of this striking detached period house is a four bedroom apartment which has been recently renovated and finished to a very high standard. There is a welcoming entrance hallway, a large reception room and an open plan kitchen. Externally there is a private rear garden with a summer house and a garage, energy rating d. Dexters Hampstead. 56 Heath Street, London, NW3 1DL T: 020 7433 0273 E: email@example.com
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Situated in Hampstead Village and set behind a Grade II Listed Queen Anne faรงade, this beautifully appointed family home has three/four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a landscaped rear garden and roof terrace. The magical rear faรงade was designed by architect Norman Evill who had previously worked in the office of Edwin Lutyens. Dexters Hampstead. 56 Heath Street, London, NW3 1DL T: 020 7433 0273 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
GROVE END GARDENS NW8 34 1984 - 2018
A very well presented, larger than average 6th floor 2 double bedroom apartment comprising bright and spacious accommodation. The flat occupies a prominent position in the building thereby enjoying views over the well maintained communal gardens. Grove End Gardens has recently undergone refurbishment works to the entrances and benefits from excellent porterage and the aforementioned communal garden. The block is situated moments from St John’s Wood High Street with its shopping facilities and eateries, and the Underground Station (Jubilee Line). Lord’s Cricket Ground and Regent’s Park both within close proximity. RECEPTION ROOM • KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM • 2 DOUBLE BEDROOMS • BATHROOM • LIFT • ENTRY PHONE • EPC=D. LONG LEASE
QUEEN’S GROVE, ST JOHN’S WOOD NW8 An exceptional newly refurbished period house (3,851 sq ft / 358 sq m) situated behind electric gates in this sought after location. This family home is presented in excellent decorative order throughout and provides versatile accommodation, whilst benefiting from a 74ft rear garden and off street parking for 2/3 cars. ENTRANCE HALL • GUEST CLOAKROOM • DRAWING ROOM • STUDY • 30’ KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM FAMILY/TV ROOM • MASTER BEDROOM SUITE WITH EN-SUITE BATHROOM AND WALK-IN DRESSING ROOM • 5 FURTHER BEDROOMS • 3 BATHROOMS (2 EN-SUITE) • SHOWER ROOM (EN-SUITE) 2ND GUEST CLOAKROOM • UTILITY ROOM • PLANT ROOM • STORAGE CUPBOARD. FREEHOLD
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CLARENCE TERRACE REGENTS PARK, NW1
£3,650,000 LEASEHOLD / SOLE AGENT
A beautifully presented ground and first floor apartment located only a short walk from Baker Street underground station and numerous shops, bars and restaurants. The property benefits from exceptional high ceilings in the reception area and comprises a master bedroom with en suite bathroom, a second bedroom with en suite bathroom, a study/third bedroom, a kitchen, a separate WC, a utility room, an open plan reception room, dining room and a private terrace. Further benefits include an underground parking space. Clarence Terrace is located on the southwestern side of Regent’s Park and just north of Baker Street with Marylebone High Street and Oxford Street within easy reach of the property.
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£5,900,000 LEASEHOLD / JOINT SOLE
An elegant, three bedroom apartment with lots of outside space and magnificent views of Regent’s Park, located in one of the most exclusive addresses in the Crown Estate. Arranged over three floors, the accommodation comprises a stunning 26ft reception room with access onto a balcony that overlooks the Park, a spacious dining room leading onto a large terrace, a master bedroom with a dressing room and an en suite shower, a further double bedroom with en suite shower and balcony, a third bedroom leading onto another large terrace, a family bathroom, a kitchen and a utility room. Further benefits include lots of storage, partial air-conditioning, underfloor heating, a lift, 24 hour porters, forecourt parking for one car and a single garage. Cambridge Gate benefits from an unequalled location on the outer circle of Regent’s Park, close to the amenities of Marylebone High Street and Great Portland Street Underground Station (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan Lines).
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Elegant Victorian home in the heart of Hampstead.
Frognal Gardens, Hampstead NW3 Discreetly positioned at the end of Frognal Gardens accessible by a long, gated driveway and extending to approximately 6,000sq.ft. The accommodation is currently arranged as two flats and could be reinstated as one dwelling subject to planning permission.
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•Freehold •Gated driveway •Two separate flats •6,000 sq.ft Guide price
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Exquisite period property with private south facing garden.
Clifton Hill, NW8 Situated on this popular street, Clifton Hill is located close to all the local shopping and transport facilities of St John's Wood High Street including St John's Wood Underground Station (Jubilee Line) and within walking distance to the American School in London (ASL).
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• Period features • Semi-detached • Garden • Approx 2,715 Sq ft Guide price
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Prime West-facing plot Winnington Road, Hampstead, N2 East Finchley Underground Station: 0.9 miles 3 reception rooms, kitchen, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, garage, approx. 0.35 Acres of land, planning permission to build new property on existing plot, EPC = E
Freehold | Approx. 8,240 sq ft | Guide ÂŁ5.375 million
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Charming low built Nash house Gloucester Gate, Regent's Park, NW1 Mornington Crescent Underground Station: 1.0 miles 2 reception rooms, kitchen, dining room, master bedroom suite with dressing room, 3 further bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, shower room, guest cloakroom, study, utility room, 3 storage rooms, garage, EPC = E
Leasehold, approximately 52 years remaining | 3,467 sq ft | Guide ÂŁ4.9 million
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THE BISHOPS AVENUE, N2
A well-presented two bedroom apartment of 2,296 sq ft / 213 sq m, set within an exclusive development of only 14 flats on one of London’s most prestigious thoroughfares. The residents have use of a large indoor pool and gym as well as the rare benefit of 24 hour uniformed concierge security. The apartment is set on the 2nd floor overlooking manicured communal gardens and woodland areas.
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ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES 2 Double Bedrooms with En Suite Bathrooms - 1 with a Dressing Room, Double Reception Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Guest Cloakroom, Private Lift Access, 2 Terraces, Residents Leisure Facilities with Large Indoor Pool, Gym, Changing and Shower Areas, 2 Underground Parking Spaces, Guest Parking Facilities, 24 Hour Uniformed Concierge Security.
Leasehold 987 years remaining
AS ILLUSTRATED BY CGI ABOVE, THE PROPOSED PROPERTY WILL BE ARRANGED OVER 4 FLOORS TO PROVIDE: Master Suite comprising 2 Dressing Rooms, Bathrooms and Terrace, 6 Further Bedroom Suites with Dressing Rooms and Bathrooms, Kitchen with Family Dining Room, Formal Dining Room, Formal Sitting Room, Family Room, Study, Wine/ Bar Area and Cinema. Leisure Facilities include both Indoor and Outdoor Pools, Gymnasium with Changing Area and Shower Room, Beauty Salon and Treatment Room. Staff Accommodation of Bedroom, Bathroom, Kitchen/Sitting Area, Laundry Room. Passenger Lift Serving All Floors. Landscaped Gardens Include Tennis Court and External Kitchen. Off-Street Parking and Concealed Car Lift to Underground Garage.
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An opportunity to acquire a cleared site of approximately 0.38 acres to be sold with the benefit of fully consented planning permission for a magnificent 15,800 sq ft / 1,470 sq m London mansion, designed by Wolff Architects, on one of Kenwood’s most sought-after roads. Freehold
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A spectacular semi-detached Stucco fronted Victorian villa on Harben Road, South Hampstead, NW6 offering flexible and generous accommodation arranged over four floors with a stunning, landscaped south west facing rear garden. This striking four bedroom property provides bright, contemporary and stylish interiors which complement the original period features; including ornate cornicing, high ceilings and feature fireplaces. Well located for Jubilee, Metropolitan, Overground and Thameslink transport links. Energy Efficiency Rating - D63
Hampstead 020 7435 4404 Âˇ West Hampstead 020 7433 6868
An exceptional six bedroom double fronted semi-detached Edwardian family house on Hollycroft Avenue, Hampstead, NW3. The current owners have refurbished this desirable home to an exceptional standard whilst retaining numerous character features including integrated air conditioning and quality hardwood floors to all main rooms. This outstanding home benefits from a delightful landscaped 65 ft garden and secure parking behind electronic remote gates for 3-4 cars. Hampstead Heath is a few moments away and Hampstead Village (Northern Line) is within half a mile. Energy Efficiency Rating - D57
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SHERINGHAM, ST JOHN’S WOOD PARK, NW8 £1,885,000 Subject to contract A superb, three bedroom balcony apartment with skyline views of London’s landmarks. The apartment is set on the fifth floor of this prestigious development and has the further benefit of a single lock up garage. Queensmead is situated on St John’s Wood Park equidistant St John’s Wood and Swiss Cottage Underground Stations (Jubilee line). Master Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom | Second Bedroom | Third Bedroom | Kitchen/Reception Room | Shower Room | Balcony | Garage | 24hr Porterage | Passenger Lift | EPC Rating: D
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LONDON HOUSE, AVENUE ROAD, NW8 £3,395,000 JOINT SOLE AGENT Subject to contract An outstanding four bedroom apartment set on the sixth floor of this luxury sought after portered building on Avenue Road. The flat features a superb 38sq ft reception room with open and expansive views, which is ideal for entertaining. Further benefits include two terraces, a reserved car parking space and 24 hour porterage.. Two Bedrooms Suites | Two Further Bedrooms | Family Bathroom | Kitchen | Reception Room | Guest WC | Two Terraces | Reserved Car Parking Space | 24 Hour Porterage | EPC Rating: C
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PORTLAND PLACE MARYLEBONE W1 A SUPERB LATERAL APARTMENT MOMENTS FROM MARYLEBONE HIGH STREET Located within a prestigious portered building this once four bedroom apartment has been converted into a spacious two bedroom residence. The apartment has been classically decorated and benefits from an abundance of natural light throughout. Positioned on the corner of Portland Place and Devonshire Street, in the heart of Marylebone, the apartment is just a few minutes walk from Marylebone High Street, Oxford Street and Regent Street. Accommodation: Entrance hall, double reception/dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, bedroom 2 with ensuite shower room, study, utility room, guest cloakroom. Amenities: Porter, lift.
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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 sperate 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 EXCEPTIONAL DETACHED HOUSE (494.2 SQ M / 5,320 SQ FT) PROVIDING EXTENSIVE AND WELL PLANNED ACCOMMODATION WITH A BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPED WEST-FACING GARDEN. The house benefits from high ceilings, period features and a large conservatory. Hamilton Terrace is situated on the west side of St John’s Wood and is close to all the amenities of St John’s Wood High Street and St John’s Wood Underground Station (Jubilee Line).
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LEASEHOLD 73 YEARS (FREEHOLD AVAILABLE BY SEPARATE NEGOTIATION) SOLE AGENT ASKING PRICE Â£7,950,000
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020 7402 9494 16 Park Road, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4SH Facsimile: 020 7724 7055 Email: email@example.com
Charming family home in sought-after avenue Ingram Avenue, NW11 A charming and well-maintained family home occupying 5,725 sq.ft (531 sq.m) over three floors, on the lower slope of this sought-after avenue, close to the Heath Extension. This spacious and handsome house benefits from a large carriage driveway and an 87 ft garden, enjoying views across Hampstead Golf Club. Large Reception Hall • Drawing Room • Dining Room • Family Room • Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Study/Playroom • Utility Room • Guest WC • Studio/Games Room • Master Bedroom with En-Suite Dressing Room and Bathroom • 5 Further Bedrooms (3 En-Suite) • Ironing Room • Carriage Driveway • Rear Garden.
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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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Kidderpore Gardens, Hampstead, NW3 4
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Privately accessed via the original front entrance of this attractive Edwardian residence, an exceptional refurbished four double bedroom ground and lower ground duplex apartment which boasts a mature and beautifully designed 87' south-east facing private garden, which provides a large open space, ideal for entertaining. The present owners have undertaken a painstaking renovation, which has included excavating and extending the lower ground floor to create a bright and spacious family home, comprising 3,352 sq ft internally. There are three spacious reception rooms, each with beautiful parquet flooring, one featuring an Interior Roche Bobois designed fitted bookcase, and the Paul Marazzi designer kitchen/breakfast room is both striking and uniquely designed, featuring curved units and worktop with exceptional quality appliances. The exceptionally bright 22' master bedroom enjoys use of a beautiful five piece en suite bathroom, including a Castello Oceanus freestanding bath. Each bedroom enjoys its own en suite bathroom facilities and direct access onto either the private garden or a patio lightwell.
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ÂŁ3,475,000 Joint Sole Agent | Freehold | EPC D
An exceptional mid-terraced Victorian five bedroom family house, located in this desirable tree lined road in Belsize Park. The current owners have recently refurbished this outstanding and elegant home to a high standard throughout, incorporating numerous luxury features whilst retaining the character of the house. The accommodation is arranged as an elegant reception room and large kitchen, open-plan to an extended dining/family room on the ground floor. The first floor has a comfortably appointed master bedroom with en suite bathroom and dressing room, and a guest bedroom with en suite bathroom. The second floor comprises three bedrooms (one currently used as a study) and a family bathroom. The attic has been converted to provide a playroom and the house is further enhanced by a delightful patio garden. The extensive amenities and transport facilities of Belsize Park (Northern Line) are within 100 metres.
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What to see and do this month
Grayson Perry: Super Rich Interior Design
25 September-20 December Victoria Miro Mayfair National treasure Perry explores themes of money, power and desire in his latest collection. Through pots, sculptures and tapestry, as well as large scale prints, he questions what can be authentically experienced or simply purchased. The classical forms and intricate styles are put at odds with distinct questions on our own consumer choices. Expect ceramics with a dash of controversy. 14 St. George Street, W1S (020 3205 8910; victoria-miro.com)
From 21 September | V&A The V&A’s permanent collection is thrown into the spotlight in this exciting new exhibition. Best known for his inventive fashion photography, Tim Walker has searched through over 143 galleries and 2.3 million objects belonging to the museum. The result is 10 new series of photographs, presented alongside each object that inspired Walker’s image. The exhibition will begin with 100 photographs, displaying Walker’s impressive 25-year career, including portraits of some of the biggest names in fashion, such as Edie Campbell and Alexander McQueen. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary project with a special link to the museum itself. Cromwell Road, SW7 (020 7942 2000; vam.ac.uk)
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The Lock-In: Mozart in the Garden
28 September | Kings Place Part of The Lock-In series at Kings Place, this after-hours adventure will take you on a journey of musical discovery. The Aurora Orchestra enters new and unexpected dimensions in the grown-up version of their children’s concert. Behind golden curtains and among plants sprouting from the stage, Hall Two becomes an immersive, late-night experience. Travelling across diverse genres, you might find yourself caught up in an electronic-classical fusion, or learning the steps to a rip-roaring hoedown. Don’t miss out on this magical concoction of sound and setting. 90 York Way, N1 (020 7520 1490; kingsplace.co.uk)
Totally Thames Night kayaking, part of Totally Thames, is an opportunity to see the city’s landmarks in a whole new light
1-30 September various riverside locations A celebration of the Capital’s river comes in the form of art, music and a long list of exciting activities. Its 42-mile stretch is enough to cover just about everything. Dive in head first with a river swim or test the waters with a guided walk. Art installations with a Thames twist will be held at various locations over the month, as well as poetry readings, historical exhibitions and environmental talks. The popular concert series, held in the bascules of Tower Bridge, returns for its fifth year running. With the option to arrive by boat, you can experience an array of new music in an atmospheric setting. Various locations along The Thames (020 7928 8998; totallythames.org)
14-17 September | Asia House Combining art, science and alchemy, Wallace Chan’s latest exhibition is coming to the Capital for three days of jewellery mastery. In the past, Chan has transcended the boundaries of contemporary jewellery. His most recent invention, The Wallace Chan Porcelain – a super-strength porcelain five times harder than steel – will be introduced for the first time to London audiences. His love for innovative technology, however, does not outweigh the intricacy of his pieces. Expect the most dreamlike of structures, entwined amongst daring gemstones. The exhibition will feature never before seen work, as well as talks and guided tours that will trace Chan’s practice over the last 45 years. 63 New Cavendish Street, W1G (020 7307 5454; asiahouse.org)
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Shapeshifter: The Multiverse of Wallace Chan
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.
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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 onealdwych.com/movies
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Until 5 October | Bush Theatre Chiaroscuro, meaning the treatment of light and shade in drawing or painting, is the name given to Jackie Kay’s exploration of female identity and the experiences of women of colour. This will be director Lynette Linton’s first production as artist director here, as she breathes new life into the 1986 masterpiece. What starts out as a dinner party with friends, soon leads to a discussion of colourism, loss of the mother tongue, and homosexuality within the black community. Live music and spoken word are part of this bold reimagining that celebrates the many intersections of female identity from the 1980s to now. 7 Uxbridge Road, W12 (020 8743 5050; bushtheatre.co.uk)
A Very Expensive Poison
Until 5 October | The Old Vic In a fusion of fiction and true events, Lucy Prebble’s latest creation explores the stories behind the notorious poisoning of ex-FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko. It is a compelling thriller soaked in the global politics of 21st century Europe as a murder is solved from the bedside of a north London hospital. The Old Vic takes us from Moscow to London in a turbulent tale of corruption, betrayal and radioactive substances. The Cut, SE1 (0344 871 7628; oldvictheatre.com)
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Velvet crush While this month’s London Fashion Week shows might be revealing next season’s trends, what you’re really interested in is the here and now. Take it from us, all the best-dressed this autumn/winter will be decked out in jewel-toned velvets
1. Medium mustard velvet round mirror, £66 (roseandgrey.co.uk) | 2. Alexander McQueen Spider jewelled four ring velvet box clutch bag, £1,850 (libertylondon.com) | 3. Alfie armchair in Alder Peacock, £795 (contentbyterenceconran.com) | 4. Sergio Villa turtle pouf by Carlo Rampazzi, £2,440 (artemest.com) | 5. Rick Owens draped velvet dress in burnt pink, £1,270 (selfridges.com) | 6. Hampton small round pouffe in Flame Orange velvet, £129 (made.com) | 7. Karlsson lush velvet alarm clock in blue, £29.90 (redcandy.co.uk) | 8. Elegant brass table lamp with green velvet shade, £142 (audenza.com)
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WHAT’ S I N A NAM E ? We talk to Indira Varma about current roles, the changing face of the acting world and why she’s proud to have held on to her own identity Words Liz Skone James
Indira wears: silk top and tapestry skirt, both Roberta Einer; bra, La Perla
The working day is drawing to a close for me, but for Indira Varma it has only just begun; after our chat she’s heading off to The Old Vic where she is currently appearing in Present Laughter. There are a few weeks left of the run, which she has mixed feelings about. “I’m a mum and I really miss not being around at bedtime. Even though my daughter is older. There is that winding down time after school, you know. I really miss that,” she explains. But the production has, she says, been better than she dreamed. “We’ve done some amazing things in it, where we’ve had a gender swap, so suddenly it feels incredibly modern,” she reveals. “So actually, although it is totally Noël Coward, and we are serving him well, it feels very current. The reception has been beyond our expectations. And we are doing an NT Live, so people who have missed this run will get to see it in November some time. So that is great.” Doing theatre always gives her a buzz, she says. “You have to keep it alive, and that is definitely the challenge. I think that you end up excavating characters and stories in totally different ways. And you go through sort of difficult patches where you are like: I’ve lost my laugh. Or: this is so boring… But then you always come through,” she grins.
Indira wears, above: silk and tulle dress, Jasper Conran, made to order Top right and opposite: black gown, Rebecca Vallance Below: silk dress, Kate Spade
And acting on the London stage will always have the appeal of keeping her at home, amongst loved ones in the city that she adores. “It is just really sociable – I have had people in every single night, so it has been really fun catching up with friends. Because when you are filming, you are often too busy. I am not drinking at the beginning of the week, because otherwise I would just be floored by the end!” she laughs. One unexpected visitor at a recent performance was Dame Maggie Smith. An actor who has inspired Indira for many years: “when I was growing up in Bath, I remember seeing her in Lettice and Lovage and thinking that it was just the most amazing performance. It totally captured my imagination. And she is still at it. And that, to me, is remarkable,” Indira explains. She reveals how Maggie came backstage to have a look around the dressing rooms after watching Present Laughter. “And she was describing Laurence Olivier, you know saying, ‘that was the shower he used to wash off his makeup in, using Fairy Liquid’,” she recalls, laughing. “I just felt so blessed. It was like being given a royal nod or something. It is not like she came and said, ‘darling, you were so amazing,’ it wasn’t like that. It was just that she shared some of her experience and it was really special,” she grins. Indira is currently appearing on screens as Piety Breakspear in Amazon Prime’s highly anticipated Carnival Row. Set in a Victorian fantasy world, it is filled with mythological immigrant creatures that are feared by humans and forbidden to live with freedom. “I never really understood the point of fantasy,” she confesses. “But reading this, I was like, oh my God, I get it. Because it is like a metaphor or an allegory – I don’t know the right word – but it is really talking about immigration and what it means…” “There is this human world which has been invaded by these mythological creatures,” Indira tells me. “There has been a war that was perpetrated by the humans in other worlds. So, all of these fairies, and pixies and centaurs and fawns, they come to the human world because they need to survive. And it explores that whole notion of how much do you give to people in need? And it is really interesting, this notion of other and how we deal with it.” The production values are, she says, very high. “They have tried to do as little green screen as possible. The result is just absolutely stunning.” The series is certainly a sign of just how much television has changed since Indira started out in the industry. “There is so much output, you can make anything you want. And TV is king. Film used to be king, but now there is an incredible level of artistry in TV and it is giving a huge amount of opportunity to people,” she smiles. There’s still something to be said for the silver screen though, and Indira’s next big role is in Official Secrets. The film tells the true story of Katharine Gun, the GCHQ whistleblower who leaked information to The Observer about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Indira plays Shami Chakrabarti, who, as director of Liberty at that time, was part of Katharine’s defence team. It was a very interesting proposition, Indira says. “I was really excited to be a part of telling the story. To have the courage to do something like what Katharine did for what you believe
“When I was at drama school there were teachers who said that they thought I should change my name, because it is a very Indian name… But actually, I think I am proud that I have stuck to it”
Indira wears, above and opposite: hand knitted organic cotton laddered knit, Richard Malone; wool viscose rib skirt, Joseph; bra, La Perla Top right: silk dress, Kate Spade
in, and to do it for the good of the country, or the world – I think it is phenomenal. I think it is quite hilarious that I am playing Shami Chakrabarti though. I look nothing like her! It was great, because I got to meet Shami, and have tea with her in the House of Lords. So that was really good fun.” Indira can also currently be seen playing the part of Charlotte in Aisling Bea’s poignant new Channel 4 comedy, This Way Up, about mental health and the pursuit of happiness. They are all very different roles, and I wonder what her criteria are when it comes to choosing jobs. “I always find that question difficult, because ultimately you have to pay the rent,” she shrugs. “I think that generally the power that we have as actors is to say no. And that power only comes when you have got something else to say yes to. And in recent years I have had that privilege, yes.” Ultimately, she says, she is looking for something that is well written: “because I come from a theatre background, I think that the script is always the most important,” she tells me. “And that is where the interest lies for me. If it is an interesting story, or a really good script, you know you are really going to get your teeth into something, and you are going to be able to explore and build upon it.” Then there’s the quest for variety: “I am not going to pretend that I am a transformer,” she laughs. “But I like to inhabit different characters and to tell their stories. And hopefully you get to do myriad characters through the course of your career.” She recalls, when she was first starting out, accepting a part in the film Kama Sutra, and afterwards being constantly asked to: “do films with nudity and to play Asian characters, or to be exotic. And I didn’t want to just repeat myself.” At that time Indira believes she was in danger of being fixed as an Asian actress (in fact she was born in England to a Swiss mother and an Indian father), which had the potential to stall her career. That it didn’t is perhaps, she says, her biggest achievement. “When I was at drama school there were teachers who said that they thought I should change my name, because it is a very Indian name,” she reveals. “Maybe, if I had changed my name to Sarah Jane or something, you wouldn’t even be able to place me, ethnically. Over the years, I have had my frustrations of going ‘argh, if only I had changed my name, I might be seen for more stuff or given more opportunities’. But actually, I think I am proud that I have stuck to my name and I have doggedly carried on. I feel quite pleased about that,” she nods. One wonders if she would’ve been given the same advice if she were at drama school now. Possibly not. Things are changing, she thinks. “There are conversations that we have had since drama school, regarding gender, regarding ethnicity, representation across every minority group. There are people who are paying attention, and who want to make more change. There are people in power now who are women of colour, and they want to see their worlds represented,” she nods. “I think it is work in progress. I think that everybody’s story needs telling. White middle class, middle aged men’s stories need telling too – we can’t suddenly leave them out of the conversation. Everybody’s story needs telling, and they need to be told in a non-clichéd way. It can’t just be a box ticking exercise,” she concludes. That said, the industry has served Indira well. Is it a career she would want for her own daughter? “Erm, I’m not sure,” she laughs. “I wouldn’t want her to do it as a child. Childhood is the rehearsal process – it should be about constant reinvention and discovering who you are and changing your mind about it. Would I… God it hurts to commit… Yeah, I guess, but I would be really wary and I would probably try and stop her, and if she was single-minded enough, and she had the talent and the ambition combined, and the discipline, then I wouldn’t try to stop her.” Carnival Row is on Amazon Prime now. Official Secrets will be in cinemas from 18 October
y r or f o ct le ! du lab nts tro ai lie In s av c er new off all The Garuda Method is the vision of James D’ Silva to create a new, fluid and hybrid method of movement. Combining the core strength and focus of Pilates and the balletic grace of dance, the Garuda Method is the answer to many people’s quest for a stronger, more flexible, toned body. In our beautiful St John’s Wood studio we have gathered an international team that strives to an extremely high standard of excellence. So, whether you’re looking for an alternative to traditional gym workouts, an accomplished athlete, or perhaps recovering from a physical injury, Garuda will challenge you and the rewards will be considerable. Put your mind in touch with your body and experience what Garuda can do for you. Visit us at www.thegaruda.net or email email@example.com to book your introductory private or group class and see the schedule, with newly added evening and weekend group classes. Enjoy 20% off your first class with code: FABRIC19 when you book online.
STYLE & WELLBEING
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Sanae Baba at Cloud Twelve
ucked away down a mews in Notting Hill is Cloud Twelve, a family wellness and lifestyle club offering sanctuary to frazzled locals. While the Family Space is a members-only area, tailored to families with young children, the gorgeous wellness facilities and brasserie are aimed at a more grown-up audience of both members and non-members. Which is good news for me, as I’ve booked to see complementary health expert Sanae Baba. Trained in traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, as well as craniosacral therapy, Sanae (who works from Cloud Twelve once a week), kicks off with an in-depth consultation touching on my health and lifestyle. Agreeing to focus primarily on an ongoing lower back issue and to kick-start some detoxing, she begins with the cupping technique made famous by Gwyneth Paltrow. Using this, and some vigorous massage, she sets to work – it’s intense but bearable. I’m strangely proud of the vivid red marks that are left behind. She then covers me in needles, in my back, legs and ankles. I barely feel them going in and Sanae explains that she is working on detoxing and treating various body imbalances that she has picked up on. Apparently, my glutes aren’t engaged properly and I’m using my lower legs more than my upper. She encourages me to do more exercises on my hip flexors and inner thighs. This completely tallies with the diagnosis from my chiropractor, so it’s hugely encouraging to know that I’m on the right track. An infrared heat lamp is trained on me while the needles get to work, and I’m then flipped over and needled some more. Finally, I’m treated to craniosacral therapy. It’s cosy and warm and I don’t really want to get off the bed at the end, but home I must reluctantly go. I feel like I am, appropriately enough, floating in the clouds. BP Prices from £120. 2-5 Colville Mews, W11 (020 3301 1012; cloudtwelve.co.uk)
It’s the news beauty insiders have been waiting for: leading skincare brand Clé de Peau Beauté is launching exclusively at Harrods on 12 September, and we couldn’t be more excited. The number one Japanese luxury skincare brand has always been at the cutting edge of innovation (the first to study skin at a cellular level, back in the 90s) and in-store experience – their staff are intensively trained in omotenashi, or ‘the art of service without expectation of reward’, a quintessentially Japanese concept. And the range itself? You’re in for a treat. An incredibly comprehensive collection of 250 products that are packed with hi-tech ingredients, dressed in the prettiest packaging, and can be built into a tailor-made regime, whatever your skin type or concern. For colour fans, there’s make up, too – the concealer in particular is a cult classic, beloved of top make-up artists – all of the best formulations in highly wearable shades. But don’t take our word for it; make the trip to Harrods to see for yourself. See you in the queue. (harrods.com; cledepeau-beaute. com)
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Psst… Confused by all the talk of CBD? A couple of years ago we’d barely heard of the stuff, but now the oils are being used in everything – from skincare products to spa treatments and even cocktails. But is the hype justified? And if so, how do we know which products to trust? And what they can really do for us? Providing us with the answers to all of these questions plus many more are the team at The Drug Store, Marylebone’s newest and most exciting health and wellness offering. Celebrating the extraordinary power of CBD and bringing Londoners a curated collection of the world’s most pioneering wellness brands, the store was founded by Johan Obel and Clemens Böninger, both experts within
the industry. They have hand-picked a carefully curated edit of boundarypushing brands with innovative formulations of the highest quality. Brands like Medterra, Dr. Kerklaan, Grön, Kat’s Naturals, Foria and OTO with sprays, oils, capsules and creams designed to do everything from aiding sleep, to easing pain, improving problem skin and relieving stress. And with a team of expert advisers on hand, making your selection should be easy. Two on-site treatment rooms also provide an opportunity to sample a menu of seasonal CBD spa services provided by Fabric faves Young LDN. Get yourselves down there – this is seriously exciting stuff. 14 Hinde Street, W1U (thedrug.store)
Marylebone men’s outfitters Dashing Tweeds are branching out this season with their first ever women’s collection. Known for their use of colour and texture, they create madeto-measure tailored sportswear from their own tweed cloths. This season, using vintage patterns from famed tailor Dougie Millings, Dashing Tweeds has worked with Dougie’s son Gordon to create a new collection inspired by the work of the celebrity tailor. We can’t get enough of the womenswear pieces, which focus on classic tailored silhouettes, think elegant jackets, flowing trousers and shaped skirts in a choice of over 100 unique cloth designs. The collection will be launched during the London Design Festival – look out for special events taking place in store on 17 and 18 September. 47 Dorset Street, W1U (020 7486 6882; dashingtweeds.co.uk)
Clothes Doctor While Fashion Week might be reminding us about all of the clothes we could be buying next season, it’s always worth remembering the amazing clothes we already have, but don’t wear. One British brand that wants to encourage us to enjoy our clothes for longer is Clothes
Doctor. Founder Lulu O’Connor, determined to make it as easy to repair and alter clothes we already have as it is to buy new, quit her finance career in the city to launch an online clothing maintenance service providing clothing repairs, alterations and restoration treatments
to customers across the UK. The awardwinning company has now launched their own collection of eco-friendly clothing care products. They are formulated in the UK from plant-based ingredients, which, while gentle to skin and clothes, perform to a genuinely professional
standard. Perfect for cool water cleaning, they all contain an anti-moth formulation to help protect clothing long after washing. And there’s even a refill service for the aluminium bottles. From £11.50 for the Eco Wash. Available from clothes-doctor.com
revolutionising our approach to fitness Fitness and mindfulness align at the Garuda Pilates Studio in St. John’s Wood
eveloped by dancer James D'Silva, Garuda is the face of 21st century fitness. Holistic, organic, dynamic – the method is the hybrid that is revolutionising our approach to fitness. Garuda combines the principles of Pilates, the breath-work and asana practices of yoga, and the grace and athleticism of dance. Whether you’ve practised all of those techniques or none of them, you’ll be amazed at what the method can do for you. Garuda classes are designed to be challenging and fun, the routines and exercises are limitless and work every area of your body. The results? Increased strength, flexibility, co-ordination and
endurance, with a greater sense of ease and well-being. The exercises are systematically devised to bring your mind back into exercise while making your body the leanest and most flexible it has ever been. The spacious, elegant NW8 studio offers mat, barre and equipment classes, as well as private appointments, with a team of highly qualified instructors. The team work with clients from a diverse range of exercise backgrounds, from absolute beginners and those with movement limitations, to professional dancers and athletes. Clients receive one-to-one attention during all group sessions, as numbers are kept at a maximum of 14 in mat classes and a
maximum of five in equipment classes. Taster prices and introductory packs are available so that new clients can explore and experience all that the studio can offer. 26-28 Finchley Road, NW8 (020 7483 4644; thegaruda.net)
Put your mind back in touch with your body and start experiencing what Garuda can do for you. Enjoy 20% off your first class with code: FABRIC19 when you book online
Food& drink HOT TABLE
Heritage Restaurant and Bar
eritage, a new Soho eaterie billed as London’s first modern Swiss-inspired restaurant, had me Rolodexing through everything Helvetian in my memory palace in anticipation. And I was right to hover at Heidi. The most notable part of that book for eightyear-old me was the wonder of melted cheese for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And if you love melted cheese (and frankly, who doesn’t?) you will almost certainly love Heritage. Firstly, the enthusiastic waiter insisted (and how very right he was) that we should try the rösti. A lesser-known Swiss dish than its unctuous sibling the fondue, the rösti was as delicious as crisp potato shreds draped in warm Comté cheese and scattered with sizzling salty bacon could be. Comfort food par excellence. Plates are for sharing at Heritage and we fought over every last scrap. But Heritage is also about a modern twist and the steak tartare was reinvented as a dry-aged beef with beetroot and yoghurt dressing; a pleasingly subtle flavour with earthy notes. We then opted for the raclette, another Swiss success story. Here, cheese is designed to melt over a mix of Cobble Lane Cured charcuterie, pickles and tiny potatoes aided by a mini heater; but health and safety meant that the cheese was brought to the table ready to be sliced, dripping, from its round directly onto the accoutrements. It was more theatrical than the fondue, yet we still enviously eyed our neighbours dipping happily into Heritage’s signature dish. But the waiter again insisted (and again, he was probably right) that we had ordered enough. This is not food for the faint hearted. Chef Aarik Persaud has, however, liberally sprinkled the menu with lighter options such as the lobster and roasted fennel tart, while impressive dishes for two include Chateaubriand of Dedham Vale beef cooked at a table-top charbonnade grill. Innovation in London is hard to pull off. Yes, we’ve seen it all. And where Heritage really excelled was in the drinks department. Cocktails created by mixologist Zoran Peric include the refreshing Yuzu Collins, made with Roku gin, elderflower liqueur, yuzu juice and fresh ginger. Bubbly sommelier Elena Serban was so enthused by her wine list with an Alpine edge that I couldn’t resist trying a Swiss Viognier: the fresh, tangy flavour with hints of grapefruit is a lovely foil to silky cheese dishes. The cellar includes a number of New World wines and the final hurrah paired a syrupy Australian dessert wine with toothsome figs, honey, walnuts and a last tasty slice of you-know-what. Time for a brisk walk on a snowy mountainside. No Uber home for Heidi. CJ 18-20 Rupert Sreet, W1D (020 3995 7500; heritagerestaurant. co.uk)
Psst... Fans of Margot Bakery are in for a treat on 10 September, when Michelle Eshkeri’s first recipe book will be released. Upon opening in a dilapidated East Finchley shop in 2016, Michelle’s bakery was an instant hit. Inspired by her Jewish and Australian heritage, Michelle specialises in sourdough leavened
pastries and sweet doughs, and her gorgeous new book, Modern Sourdough, reveals how you can recreate her signature bakes at home. Featuring a step-bystep guide to making a sourdough starter, as well as methods for folding, shaping, scoring and baking, the recipes cover bread,
cakes and savoury bakes, plus a selection of non-sourdough favourites from Margot – think pizzas, challah and babka. Consider it a budding baker’s bible. Modern Sourdough, £22, White Lion Publishing. Margot Bakery, 121 East End Road, N2 (020 8883 6741; margotbakery. co.uk)
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Say cheese If your feelings about cheese are anything like ours, all your foodie dreams are about to come true, with a new opening from the team behind The Cheese Bar. Mathew Carver, known for championing the best of British cheese, is ripping up the rulebook with the world’s first cheese conveyor belt at the highly-anticipated Seven Dials Market (from the Capital’s leading street food organisation KERB). Opening this month, Pick & Cheese will offer a bespoke cheese experience: plate after plate of small producer cheese will wind its way around the restaurant atop a 40 metre-long belt, allowing diners to follow Mathew’s suggested tasting flights, or simply help themselves to the dishes that take their fancy. The cheese, all sourced from UK-based farms and urban cheesemakers, reflects Mathew’s continued passion for supporting small producers. Each will be paired with an individual condiment – from Coolea with hazelnut brittle, to fresh ricotta with sherry cherries – and handmade ceramic plates will be colour-coded to reflect different prices. There will also be a selection of British charcuterie from Tottenham’s Black Hand Food, and a handful of off-belt hot dishes including classic gooey grilled cheese sandwiches. Meanwhile a list of natural wines from Les Caves de Pyrene has been chosen to pair with the cheeses. Too gouda to be true? We hope not. Seven Dials Market, Earlham Street, WC2H (thecheesebar.com/seven-dials)
S’nack by S’well
Corrigan’s Mayfair Game Cookery Class With the Glorious Twelfth last month, game season is here. And one London chef who knows all about cooking with game is Richard Corrigan. “Apart from it being very tasty, there are so many reasons to eat game,” he says. “It’s wild! The most natural form of food straight out of the countryside, and it can be sourced locally so has a minimal impact on carbon footprint. Not only that, but the wild game industry plays a crucial role in managing the game populations in the UK. And it’s one of the healthiest meats
available – hormone-free and very lean, with an optimum ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids.” But how to cook it? The next monthly Corrigan’s Mayfair Cookery Class will feature all things game. Start the day with a light breakfast, before trying out a few game recipes for yourself with a little help from the experts. Afterwards, tuck into a delicious fourcourse lunch, with wines matched to each course. £250, 21 September. Corrigan’s Mayfair, 28 Upper Grosvenor Street, W1K (020 7758 4147; corrigansmayfair.co.uk)
When it comes to the climate crisis, we all know that there’s no Planet B. So, you’ve changed to reusable water bottles? Great, now it’s time to start addressing other sources of packaging waste. A recent report revealed that the UK generates a staggering 11 billion items of packaging waste from lunches and food on the go every year. Step up #longlivethelunchbox, a campaign from Global Action Plan to encourage restaurants and cafés to allow their customers to take food away in their own containers. So far, local businesses to sign up include Les Filles Café & Deli in Lancaster Gate and Hampstead; Temple of Seitan in Camden; Carcass LDN in Kings Cross; High Mood Food in Marylebone and the Island Poké sites in Soho and Fitzrovia. But there’s absolutely nothing to stop you taking your containers into anywhere else. We’ll be doing it in style with these colourful new S’nack by S’well pots, which are made from doublewalled, food-grade stainless steel, and vacuum insulated for maximum temperature retention. Plus, with threaded lids, they are guaranteed leakproof and are BPA/BPS-free. And with back to school on the mind, they’re perfect for good old fashioned packed lunches, too. From £20 at swellbottle. com. Find out more about the campaign at globalactionplan.org.uk
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Cook this: Lina Stores’ Burrata pansoti with Datterini tomato, toasted pine nuts and basil Marking 75 years since the iconic Italian delicatessen opened in Soho, Lina Stores comes to King’s Cross this month. The deli, housed within a Victorian transit shed behind Granary Square, will feature floor to ceiling shelves stocked with the very best Italian pantry essentials. Salumi, cheeses, antipasti and fresh pasta will also be available to eat in or take away. Customers can stop off to enjoy an espresso and a freshly made-to-order sandwich, or pause for an after-work aperitivo. Meanwhile, the 100-cover restaurant will showcase the quality regional Italian ingredients that Lina Stores has become loved for. Simple and traditional, the menu will focus on fresh pasta, with a wine list of organic and biodynamic Italian varieties. Ahead of the opening, we asked the team to share one of their favourite pasta recipes. Enjoy.
Chef patron at Julie’s Restaurant & Champagne Bar When I was a child… I had many grand ideas about what I wanted to be, from a rally car driver to an architect. Ultimately it was always going to be something involving working with my hands. The first thing I cooked was… coleslaw. It was actually a close call to losing my fingernail grating the carrot!
My kitchen heroes are… Thomas Keller, Michel Bras, Stephen Harris and Phil Howard. Each of them has a distinctive style that is most definitely their own, but ultimately it is classic cookery. My failsafe dinner party dish… is Cornish fish stew with saffron, fennel and sea vegetables. It takes an incredibly long time to prepare the base, which is what gives it an extremely complex flavour. However, once it is prepared in advance, it’s very easy to serve for a large group of guests.
INGREDIENTS For the pasta dough 300g plain white flour | 3 eggs | Pinch of salt | 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil For the filling and sauce 250g Burrata, finely chopped | 500g Datterini tomatoes (or cherry tomatoes) | 100ml extra virgin olive oil | 1tbsp plain flour | Salt, to taste | 10 fresh basil leaves | Freshly grated Parmesan | A handful of toasted pine nuts
METHOD 1. To make the pasta dough, place the flour on a board or in a bowl. Make a well in the centre and crack the eggs into it. Beat the eggs with a fork until smooth. Add the salt and the oil, then, using the tips of your fingers, mix with the flour, incorporating a little at a time, until everything is combined. Wrap in cling film and let the dough sit in a cool, dry space for half an hour before using. 2. Roll out the dough to approximately 0.7mm thick and cut it into equal squares of about 10cm. Fill each square with 25g
of fresh Burrata (about two tablespoons), and close the square by folding it in half into a triangle. Press the ends together so they stay closed. Set aside. 3. For the sauce, quickly blend the tomatoes for a few seconds into rough pieces. Put through a strainer to separate the juice from the solids. Add 100ml of olive oil and one tablespoon of plain flour to a pan and sweat down with no colouration. Add the juice from the Datterini tomatoes to the pan and let this cook until it thickens. Take the sauce from the heat and allow to cool. Add the raw, solid tomato pieces from the strainer and mix into the sauce, add salt to taste and the chopped basil leaves. Mix. 4. Boil pasta in salted water for around two minutes. Drain and place in the pan with the sauce. Mix slowly and top with Parmesan. Divide the pasta squares equally between four people and garnish with toasted pine nuts. Serve and enjoy! The new deli will be at 20 Stable Street, N1C (linastores.co.uk)
My last meal on earth would have to be… at Le Pré Catelan in Paris. Exquisite French gastronomy in classy and elegant surrounding. When I feel down, I cook… roast chicken velouté with sour cream and toasted rye bread. A number of years ago my wife and I had suffered really bad flu over Christmas. As we were recovering, I made a very memorable batch of this, heavily laced with aged sherry. It certainly put us back on track! My favourite London restaurant is… The Clove Club. The food there is original and utterly outstanding. Julie’s Restaurant & Champagne Bar reopens this month after an extensive refurbishment, with a new menu designed by Shay. 135 Portland Road, W11 (juliesrestaurant.com)
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Travel News Suite dreaming at Le Meurice Whether you’re heading to Paris for Fashion Week later this month, or simply planning a weekend away in Europe’s most romantic city, you’ll be hard pressed to find accommodation quite as stylish as at Le Meurice. The original palace hotel in the French capital’s historic heart has recently refurbished all 29 of its suites. Margaux Lally and Luc Berger of studio Lally & Berger were tasked with creating a series of lighter and brighter spaces, combining 18th century opulence with contemporary chic. Known for their great passion for French craftsmanship, the pair wanted to create a modern-day Palace of Versailles, decorating with silk, damask and velvet fabrics, and incorporating bespoke furnishings and handselected artwork reflecting the history of Paris and Le Meurice. The most jaw-dropping transformation, though, is on the hotel’s seventh floor, where penthouse suite, the Belle Etoile, has been decked out in bronze and gold, mixed
There’s nowhere like Nobu with the subtle patina of lightly-aged oak. Lavish furnishings come courtesy of the prestigious Jouffre Ateliers Créatifs, and a brand new beautifully landscaped terrace provides lucky guests with unparalleled views over the Tuileries Garden, the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Les Invalides, Arc de Triomphe and beyond. Simply spectacular. For more details, see dorchestercollection.com/ en/paris/le-meurice
A LEGEND REBORN Declared a National Monument in 1987, a century after opening, Raffles Singapore has gained recognition over the years for its timeless traditions, unparalleled service and luxurious accommodations (not to mention the hotel’s most famous cocktail, the original Singapore Sling). And last month, heralding an exciting new chapter in its rich history, the hotel welcomed its first guests after a 30-month, three-phased restoration. As part of a meticulous project led by interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud – whose portfolio includes the likes of The Dorchester, and The Waldorf Astoria – the hotel’s architecture has been perfectly preserved inside and out. Exquisite new suite categories have been added to the accommodation offering, while the Raffles Arcade has been newly outfitted with a charming Raffles Boutique and various bespoke brands. Exclusive new dining concepts include collaborations with Anne-Sophie Pic, Alain Ducasse and Jereme Leung. Christian Westbeld, general manager, says: “Raffles Singapore is one of the few remaining great 19th century hotels in the world and its restoration has been carefully designed to preserve its unique historic charm, while creating extraordinary experiences for our esteemed guests.” To discover more, see rafflessingapore.com
Exciting news for fans of the Nobu Hotels: nestled in Barcelona’s charming Eixample neighbourhood, Nobu Hotel Barcelona, a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, is set to launch this month, offering guests a sophisticated Catalan experience. Home to 259 sleek guest rooms and suites, including the vast and ultraluxurious Nobu Suite, the hotel has been designed to combine modern luxury and Japanese traditions – all wrapped up in a delectable package of passionate service, distinctive design and unpretentious luxury. It goes without saying that there will be a Nobu Restaurant on site, the first of its kind in the city, where innovative Japanese cuisine will be paired with jaw dropping panoramic views of the Mediterranean. A more informal vibe will be on offer in the hotel’s Japanese-inspired tapas and cocktail bar, Kozara. And the tranquil Nobu Spa with its menu of signature treatments will provide the perfect backdrop for a spot of rest and relaxation after a busy day spent exploring the city, or a late night taking in its famous nightlife. It’s bound to become one of Barcelona’s best. The hotel opens on 12 September, for more details, see barcelona.nobuhotels.com
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS OF LUXURY Experience one of Africa's most fascinating cities in unmatched style: for the most discerning of travellers, only a stay at the Royal Mansour will do by Katie Hutley
o call a place one of contrasts has surely become one of the most clichéd phrases imaginable – as if anywhere one-dimensional would be remotely worth visiting – but when it comes to Morocco, and Marrakech in particular, surely to fail to mention it would be something of an omission. Especially when staying at the Royal Mansour, one of the world’s leading luxury accommodations; the five-star treatment starts before you’ve even left the airport, when you’re whisked discreetly through a VIP lane, as others from your flight mill about filling out visas, joining queues and generally just not being guests of the Royal Mansour. Once through, one of the hotel’s fleet of – naturellement – Bentleys awaits, and the journey through the looking glass of luxury is truly complete. I had made the conscious decision that this trip wouldn’t be of the adventurous variety; it was to serve as respite from the stresses of a hellish house move and the endless travails of being a working parent, not to mention the fact that, as a solo traveller, I was somewhat wary of the city’s reputation for bewildering (and
sometimes more) its – female, in particular – visitors. And so it suited me that the hotel that was more akin to a village in its own right, a walled enclave nestled at the eastern side of the Medina – just a ten-minute walk to the centre of the action at Jemaa el-Fnaa square should I choose it, but equally, should I not, where my every whim could be catered for. In fact, that’s an understatement: while I am not immune to a whim and its charms, the Royal Mansour outpaced me by some stretch. The writing paper, with my name beautifully etched in gilt at the head of the page, that awaited at “my” bureau was a touch that would make an A-Lister blush. Having mentioned to the concierge that evenings spent on my (private, rooftop) terrace had been a little chillier than I had packed for, imagine my delight when, the following night, a fire had been discreetly lit in anticipation of my needing it. It’s easy to see how hard it would be to keep your feet on the ground if this was the life you’d become accustomed to – I arrived a simple London girl, and left having very nearly gone full Streisand. Instantly at home in my new palatial digs, the days took on a rhythm of their own; a sumptuous breakfast was followed by reading by the outdoor pool in the glorious sunshine; lunch at La Table or Le Jardin (two of the three on-site restaurants) would be followed by a nap (had there been wine) or a treatment at the jaw-droppingly beautiful spa (had there not) in the afternoon. A dinner at the fine dining gem La Grande Table Marocaine, run by three Michelin-starred chef Yannick Alléno, was a one-off treat – the food was out of this world and, unlike most restaurants of its class, the portions were not meagre, defeating even this hungry diner – so most nights were spent dining al fresco on my aforementioned terrace, a midnight dip in my private plunge pool rounding off another day in paradise. All this meant it was only too easy to forget that I was in one of the most vibrant, fascinating and culturally-diverse cities in Africa, so in spite of my self-prescribed confinement, I did venture out – and what a treat when I did. An afternoon at the stunning Jardin Majorelle was simultaneously a
kaleidoscope of colour and an oasis of calm. But the high point was meeting the most well-connected man in all Marrakech, kindly appointed by the hotel as my tour-slashhistory-slash-shopping guide for a trip into the old town. His name was Mr Ben (and yes, I tried to describe to him the much-loved children’s TV show of the 70s, and no, that conversation didn’t go brilliantly), and it was a wholly fascinating experience; I learned about the melting pot of cultures and religions living side by side under one of the most liberal and welcoming monarchies in the region; I visited an apothecary and learned about the traditional uses of various exotic herbs, spices and traditional medicines; I ate an enormous pigeon pastilla the size of my head for lunch, and I dream of it still. I think some of the vendors we visited may have been a little disappointed to realise that my budget didn’t necessarily match that of Mr Ben’s previous guests (John Legend and Chrissy Teigen were, thrillingly, my predecessors), but they were too polite to show it. And yes, it was noisy, chaotic, hectic, filled with sights and smells that, combined, created the assault on the senses that I’d been warned about. But under Mr Ben’s wing I felt safe at all times, giving me the perfect opportunity to experience that famous contrast without being overwhelmed by it. I truly can’t recall another five-star experience where I was made to feel so instantly at home, or greeted by smiles of such sincerity I felt like an old friend returning. As the Bentley whisked me back to airport, and to real life, I blessed my lucky stars (all five of them) and treasured the memories that will last me a lifetime.
Room rates from €1,073 per night excluding taxes and fees Rue Abou Abbas El Sebti, Marrakech, 40000, Morocco (+212 529 808080; royalmansour.com)
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Interiors News Pinch, punch… While all eyes are on this month’s London Design Festival, one of our favourite brands has its own reason to celebrate. Marking 15 years in the business, design studio Pinch have announced a new product range comprising Rodan, their first circular dining table; Avery, a sleek wooden stacking stool; and the sumptuous Roubel – a sculptural velvet sofa with an enveloping form and rich berry hue that’s just right for cosy autumn evenings ahead. (pinchdesign.com)
Furniture maker Daniel Schofield has been commissioned by Ercol to create a collection of occasional tables for The London Design Festival. The Tenon table takes its name from the simple mortise and tenon joint used in traditional woodwork, and has been expertly sculpted to remove excess material, creating a weighty base and oversized visible joint that supports the top. Honest in form and perfect in functionality. (danielschofield. co.uk; londondesignfestival.com)
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Luxury textiles brand James Hare finds inspiration in Fitzrovia with an AW19 range of the same name. The Fiztrovia collection captures the flamboyance and theatricality of the famously artistic London district in its opulent silks, smart jacquards and relaxed linen embroideries. Mix and match for a suitably bohemian look. From £85 per metre ( james-hare.com)
Bert & May, the brand best loved for bringing beautiful reclaimed Mediterranean tiles into our London homes, has just launched an eco-friendly paint range. The collection comprises 48 earthy shades taken straight from nature: each of the hand-blended paints boasts naturally derived colour with a rich and chalky finish. Choose from Eco-emulsion, Limewash and Water-based Eggshell. From £36 inc VAT (bertandmay.com)
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Fornasetti 900g Scacco scented wax candle, £273.49 (trouva.com)
Move over minimalism, even bathing spaces are embracing the more is more approach with a wealth of interesting textures and colours that heralds an exciting and inviting new aesthetic by Ali Howard
Maximalism is the word on everyone’s lips this autumn/winter. Where bathing spaces are conventionally clean-lined and sanitary, bathroom designers want in on this richlytextured trend, too. And who could blame them? Vibrant colour clashes and mismatching patterns make for a thrillingly rebellious direction in interior design. This Little Venice bathroom (below, right) is the handiwork of Aurore Martial at Domus Venus. Wildly creative, the designer uses mixed materials in a glorious cacophony of colour and texture, from the marble fixtures and flooring, to the bright gold accents and the jungle-themed feature wall that demands that bathtime is an indulgent occasion. (domus-venus.com) Sculpted to seamlessly embed itself within a bathroom of any design, Waters Baths of Ashbourne’s new Hydra Drop-in (opposite page, top right) allows us to get really creative with texture. With its softened corners crafted from natural quartz stone, and its streamlined infinity edge, the bath can be encased in a wood or stone exterior of our choosing. Here, the bath has been embedded into a stepped sauna-like structure that celebrates the natural patina, and texture, of the pale wood, and awards the bathroom a luxurious home spa feel. Permission to go wild with shaping, then. The world of bathroom design is your oyster. £1,795 (watersbaths.co.uk) Lending the maximalism trend an industrial edge is this freestanding bath from Indigenous – a brand that knows a thing or two about sumptuous textures and interesting surfaces. The bateau-style bath tub (opposite page, below left), comes in an eye-catching oxidized copper finish, awarding it a chemically induced, mottled patina that’s not unlike the tie-dye effect. In a move away from clean-lined uniformity, the statement tub creates a warm, textural focal point in the bathroom. And where pure white ceramics have reigned supreme, its beautiful verdigris colourway is a fresh take on a classic design. £2,650 (indigenous.co.uk)
With a background in artisanal tiling, from the vintage and reclaimed to the newly handmade, Bert & May are no strangers to exquisite textures. The brand has just launched a collection of freestanding concrete basins (opposite page, top left), designed to complement their range of encaustic tiles and chalky, eco-friendly paints. Handcrafted from a mix of materials that comprises high-density concrete, finely crushed granite and Spanish-made natural pigments, each basin celebrates its unique texture with a raw, tactile finish and an earthy tone: choose from Brighton Stone, Mandarin, Old Iron, Limestone, Portland Stone, Crimson or Garnet. From £720 (bertandmay.com)
Below: this sublime bathroom, designed by Aurore Martial at Domus Venus, utilises colour and texture to the max
Vibrant colour clashes and mismatching patterns make for a thrillingly rebellious direction in interior design
Left: eye-popping geometric tiles offer inviting texture in this stylish monochrome scheme
If sanitaryware must stay snowy white in the bathroom, we can go to town with pattern and texture on floors and walls. In fact, it makes for a beguiling contrast. Ottoâ€™s Odi tiles (right) create wrap-around texture in this stylish bathroom with an eye-popping optical illusion. The modern monochrome design gives the impression of extra depth despite its relatively smooth surface. But of course, being beautifully handcrafted encaustic tiles, these offer an arresting chalky texture of their own. Look closely and you can see their speckled finish and imperfectly shaped semi-circles, only adding to their artisanal charm. ÂŁ6.72 each, minimum order of 5m2 or 125 tiles (ottotiles.co.uk)
Right: a contemporary black marble dining table adds a dramatic touch to the otherwise serene open-plan space
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With its inviting mix of soft hues and plush textures, Isabella’s west London apartment is a masterclass in modern luxury. And the devil’s in the detail – curated and uncluttered, every object is perfectly placed Words Ali Howard Photography Robert Sanderson
rnamenting her Little Venice property came naturally for Isabella – a woman who knows a thing or two about accessorising. The raised ground floor apartment is expertly finished with the prettiest house jewels, from the amber vases that echo the gold frames of the contemporary artworks, to the collection of crystals that offer eye-catching pastel coloured pops in the bathroom. “I have definitely fallen for the crystal craze!” She says. “Candles are a must, too. I have a lot scattered around the flat. And I always have fresh flowers and house plants. They bring the space to life and I find caring for them to be therapeutic.” For the jewellery designer, the smallest accessories can have the biggest impact, and it’s entirely evident that here, every object, and every placement, has been thoroughly thought through – right down to the matching pencils and notepads on the bedside tables. The period flat is an elegant affair with a modern luxury aesthetic that puts comfort at the fore. A sprawling dusky pink corner sofa from George Smith is adorned with
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scatter cushions in the double figures, while a large antique buttoned ottoman, upholstered in pale grey, proudly takes centre stage. But none of this would be possible without the apartment’s glorious Victorian scale: huge sash windows are met with grand panelled walls and cornicing. “The flat holds very high ceilings which have a plaster coving design lifted straight from the temples of ancient Rome,” enthuses Isabella. “I definitely consider myself a bit of an old soul, so to have a sense of history in my home is a lovely thing.” Cosy textures and gentle shades are themes that run throughout the property: Isabella’s bedroom is finished with tactile touches of velvet in the lampshades and the soft cream headboard. Soft grey carpets are suitably plush underfoot while heavy satin curtains offer a lustrous sheen. But there’s high fashion drama, too: the black and white diamond patterned tiles in the bathroom, and the contemporary black marble dining table, cleverly offset the pretty. “I used mostly pale pinks and whites for the living room,” Isabella explains, “and then as you head into the dining area, it becomes much darker, with the dining room
table held up by a very modern stand, giving the table top all the attention it needs!” Isabella could wax lyrical about her favourite interiors brands. Aside from George Smith (she also owns a sumptuous pink armchair from the esteemed furniture makers), she lists OKA as a go-to: “It’s somewhere I’ve found myself returning to quite often, mainly for their fake flowers, which are divine!” And Fornasetti: “I’ve been collecting their wall plates for a while and hope to have enough to hang them all up soon. I also have a coffee table with the
Above: Isabella’s huge L-shaped sofa in dusky pink frames the living room space – and it is the height of cosy
Soft grey carpets are suitably plush underfoot while heavy satin curtains offer a lustrous sheen. But there’s high fashion drama, too fabricmagazine.co.uk
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interpretation of Lina Cavalieri’s face surrounded by pastel hydrangeas,” she says. “Fornasetti’s pieces always feel like works of art in the home.” The apartment is largely open-plan, awarding it a light and spacious feel. But with Isabella’s choice of furnishings, and with clever zoning, it is also utterly homely. “I recently bought a House of Hackney floor lamp paired with a printed fringed shade,” she says. “I feel like it creates a space, especially in the evening. You can be on the sofa and be in your own space, regardless of others being in it.” But as far as Isabella’s favourite room goes, her luxurious walk-in wardrobe, which offers so much more than a conventional dressing room, wins hands down. “There’s a window looking out into the gardens below and I find it very peaceful in there. It’s where I put outfits together, style jewellery with clothes, and do most of my photography using different fabrics with the jewellery. Having such an open space to put everything on display allows me to really visualise and be the most creative I can be!” isabellatownsley.com
Left: Perfectly placed house jewels adorn the marbled bathroom Below: Colourful accessories stand out against Isabella’s chic slate grey furnishings
A STUDY IN GREAT DESIGN Designed and crafted in London, Neatsmith’s built-in furniture minimises clutter and maximises style. Alongside bespoke wardrobes, the company also offers fitted home office and living room furniture
s the kids head back to school this month, it’s only natural to give some thought to your own working environment – if you’re a home worker, a calm, intelligent office space can make a huge difference to your productivity. Neatsmith are experts in organised living. Established over 14 years ago, the familyrun business is known for innovative design, specialising in totally bespoke bedroom units, with an emphasis on hinged, sliding and walk-in wardrobes. A growing side of the business is designing and installing bespoke home offices and studies – desks can be made in any size or shape, while file storage is designed to fit your own specific needs. Add to that clever cable management, and even wireless charging points, and you’ll be wanting for nothing. The company employs a full-time team of dedicated designers, cabinetmakers and fitters – it prides itself on quality. After an initial
consultation with the design team, you’ll be presented with a full colour 3D Design, giving a clear visualisation of your storage and its place within your home. A full site survey follows, before each element of the bespoke cabinetry is made in Neatsmith’s north London factory. Throughout the installation, highly skilled fitters will ensure minimal disruption and superior service. The attention to detail is extraordinary – drawers are fitted with full extension, soft-close Blumotion runners, that are guaranteed for life, and every sliding door has 10 wheels to ensure effortless closing. Units come in a wide choice of exterior and interior colourways and wood grains to complement any design scheme, and bespoke colour matching is available. Designs can be further customised through lighting and handle choices, together with a range of accessories, from wireless charging points to pull-out tie racks and shoe shelves. As you might expect, the commitment to quality is matched by its dedication to customer service, which has won Best Customer Service in the Best of Houzz Awards three years running. To see the craftsmanship for yourself, visit one of their showrooms – on the Finchley Road and in Teddington, Brentwood and Hatch End, or at the new flagship store on the King’s Road in Chelsea, where you can view a range of fitted home office furniture, living room units and wardrobes For more information, call 0800 1956 595, or see neatsmith.co.uk
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MUSIC TO LITTLE EARS At Hampstead’s Lyndhurst House, musical education is at the heart of school life
yndhurst House Preparatory School for boys provides extracurricular musical activities for all ages including ukulele club, two guitar clubs, two choirs and a recorder group; a jazz band, a fusion orchestra, a music theory club, music technology clubs and an Arts Award. In addition, all pupils have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument on a one-to-one basis, and can choose from piano, strings, woodwind, brass, drums, guitar and voice. Performance opportunities are plentiful at Lyndhurst House, with regular concerts that help to build pupils’ self-confidence. Every Wednesday, a mid-week morning assembly is given over to music, in which the school celebrates a composer of the week (recent examples being Bach, Nils Frahm and Scott Joplin), and artist of the week (most recently, Arctic Monkeys, Queen, Bon Iver and Bob Dylan). There's also ample opportunity for the whole school to listen to their peers perform classical and contemporary music. Music provides a multifaceted platform to the school. Students (and staff ) can participate, and develop artistically, in a multitude of ways, with creativity, expression, academia, fun and fulfilment at the fore.
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The subject also has a significant social role in bringing pupils together, creating bonds through collaborative music making, whether that's in the classroom or at concerts, shows, or extra-curricular clubs. In a school setting, the interpersonal skill development through musical participation is huge. Pupils who learn the importance of playing music together understand the value of listening to each other, and music is an area of school life in which anyone can succeed – with practise and hard work. Music is inclusive, and the measure of musical success is different for every student. It contributes considerably to a child's identity and is an immensely forward-looking subject, especially with the use of modern technology. Being creative with sound has endless crosscurricular links. As Plato says: "Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness... and life to everything." 24 Lyndhurst Gardens, NW3 5NW (020 7435 4936; lyndhursthouse.co.uk)
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How long have you been head? Since 1994 – so this is my 25th year! How would you sum up the school in a sentence? Annemount is an awardwinning, Independent Schools Association co-educational nursery and pre-prep school, that is featured in the The Good Schools Guide. What about the atmosphere? It’s warm and friendly, and the culture, atmosphere and setting of the school (in Hampstead Garden Suburb) promotes a sense of calm. Pupils spend much of their learning and play engaged in a wide variety of activities outdoors.
Parent power Many London schools are passionate about the role parents play, whether it’s going on school trips, giving talks or joining parent-teacher associations. As Seth Bolderow, head of Wetherby Senior School says: “Our PTA is crucial to keeping the communication channels between the school and families open. It strengthens our close-knit community.” For Annabel Heseltine, editor of School House Magazine and single mum of four, there are other clear reasons for schools to tap into this resource. “Parental involvement is fundamental in improving the academic quality of the school,” she says. “The more educated and motivated the parents, the better the school performs.” On top of that, most independent schools offer scholarships and bursaries to reflect their charitable status.
So they may need parents to help them with fundraising. The benefits aren’t limited to schools, though. Offer your time and experience and you’ll make new friends while investing in your child’s future. Increasingly flexible work patterns have also made it easier to fit school activities around your other commitments. According to Annabel, you don’t even need to worry about embarrassing your child – unless they’re a teenager, of course. “Most children under a certain age actually love you to be involved, because you get to know the other parents,” she says. “It’s a tribal thing.” Annabel’s 5 tips for being the best school helper on the block 1. Be honest about what you can do in the time you have available. Being chair of the board of
governors is great but it’s really hard work. And if something goes wrong, parents will want to know why. 2. Don’t be afraid to tell the school what you do. You might feel your job isn’t important enough, but children will still want to hear about it. 3. Play to your strengths and interests. If you’re a bookworm, for example, you could offer to read to the children in nursery. 4. Listen to your own children and step back if they say you’re embarrassing them. It’s their school, not yours. 5. Leave your ego at the door. It’s not a competition – it’s about making the school as good as it can be.
What makes Annemount different? We teach children how to think as well as study, so they can plan, organise and focus on a given task. The emphasis is on self-esteem, effort and wellbeing. We also instil values of courtesy and kindness, along with selfdiscipline and respect. These are life skills for embracing a future with optimism. By seven years old the children are confident all-rounders with a thirst for knowledge, and are well prepared for the next stage of schooling. How do you balance your extra-curricular activities with the academic side? The curriculum is exciting and combines traditional teaching with creative learning. Our pupils gain confidence and competency through regular specialist tuition in swimming, gymnastics, athletics, music, chess, French, technology, yoga and dance. We also offer optional after-school and holiday clubs. Annemount School, Holne Chase, N2 (020 8455 2132; annemount.co.uk)
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he global schools group Cognita is delighted to announce that North Bridge House will be expanding to include a sixth school in West Hampstead in September 2020. Stuart Rolland, Cognita’s CEO for Europe, explains how North Bridge House Nursery and Pre-Prep West Hampstead will be Cognita’s 75th school: “As North Bridge House celebrates its 80th anniversary this coming academic year we look forward to expanding the highly successful group in London. The curriculum and ethos at North Bridge House continues to thrive in London, to include now a new provision for families in West Hampstead.” North Bridge House Nursery and PrePrep West Hampstead will be opening in September 2020, becoming the sixth North Bridge House school. Building on North Bridge House’s commitment to provide successful independent, co-educational, and mixed ability schools, the school will mirror the well-established provision in existence across Hampstead, Islington and Regent’s Park. Head teacher Christine McLelland will oversee all three lower schools and aims for them to share the same balance of happiness and success, with excellent academic results, led by qualified teachers who are subject specialists and experts in EYFS and KS1 in every year group. “We follow a holistic approach to children’s development, which means that the progress made in one area will positively impact on other areas,” says Mrs McLelland. We focus on the individual child, developing the characteristics of effective learning and creative arts. Building on children’s interests and passions will be at the heart of the curriculum, as will fostering a genuine love of learning, leading to excellent academic outcomes. By the time children reach Reception, they are often writing independently and last summer 46 per cent of pupils were performing in the top 4 per cent of the country for literacy and 38 per cent of pupils were performing in the top 4 per cent of the country for numeracy. 42 per cent of Year 2 pupils were in the top 4 per cent of the country for literacy and 50 per cent in the top 4 per cent of the country for numeracy. Academic progress is enhanced at North Bridge House (NBH) by Philosophy for Children (P4C), a powerful approach to teaching and learning that boosts children’s reasoning, social skills, and overall attainment. Just one year after adding the subject to the curriculum, NBH Pre-Prep gained a Bronze Award for its outstanding commitment to P4C. As well as facilitating pupils’ ability to recognise and talk about big ideas, philosophy enables them to better articulate themselves; The Education Endowment Foundation stated that a year of philosophy results in two-month’s additional progress in reading and mathematics.
ACADEMIC EXPANSION BUILDING ON THEIR COMMITMENT TO PROVIDING SUCCESSFUL INDEPENDENT EDUCATION TO FAMILIES IN NORTH LONDON, NORTH BRIDGE HOUSE ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF A NURSERY AND PRE-PREP IN WEST HAMPSTEAD IN SEPTEMBER 2020
Reading and writing are further developed through speaking and listening activities, which are part and parcel of the musically rich curriculum. “Music is essential to the children’s personal development as it encourages confidence and growth of character,” says Mrs McLelland. As well as their timetabled music lessons, NBH Nursery pupils enjoy music and movement classes with The Finchley Ballet School, drama workshops with the Unicorn Theatre and optional, extra-curricular LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) lessons. A child’s development is very much a personal journey: children develop at different rates and learn in different ways, “particularly in the Early Years of education, when curiosity can often and more naturally be sparked outside the classroom,” explains Mrs McLelland. As such, outdoor learning, school trips and extra-curricular activities are fundamental to child development and academic progress at NBH Nursery and Pre-Prep. Themes such as Wild Science Week see pupils making the most of the schools’ impressive playgrounds, or nearby Hampstead Heath and Regent’s Park. Trips to the local fire station, country farms and the Science Museum all help to develop knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviour that can be utilised in and outside the classroom. “School pets also add enormous value to our community,” says Mrs McLelland. “At NBH Pre-Prep we have three bantam hens, each named and very much loved by the children.
They have been fantastic for the social and emotional development of the children, and perfect for a cuddle too! We very much look forward to rearing and naming some new pets at NBH West Hampstead. NBH West Hampstead will also join the annual tradition of being transformed into a petting zoo for the day, welcoming a family run farm from Cambridgeshire and an impressive menagerie of educational helpers. From alpacas and ponies to bearded dragons and hedgehogs, the children get to touch and hold the animals whilst learning all about the science behind their growth and development.” A popular choice among North London parents who want the option, as a result of the academic success seen at every stage, of the country’s leading destination schools, North Bridge House also reassures parents by providing a stress-free all-through education from 2-18 which does not compromise on academic excellence. The results speak for themselves and pupils continue to excel at both GCSE and A Level. “Happiness is the key to successful learning – particularly in the formative years of education – and we are committed to providing children with an enjoyable learning experience”, concludes Mrs McLelland. For all enquiries call 020 7428 1520. To register interest, email admissionsenquiries@ northbridgehouse.com
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As the only independent senior school in Mayfair, Eaton Square Upper School's central location provides students with world-class opportunities to learn
he school building itself is a beautiful Grade I-listed townhouse with specialist classrooms for art, science and drama and a purposebuilt canteen with on-site catering. The building was once home to Lord Coventry, and later the St. James’s Club, one of the most famous members being Ian Fleming, who resided there throughout the duration of the war. It’s a truly inspirational place to be, particularly for pupils who are interested in neoclassical art and history. Located close to Green Park tube station, the independent co-educational senior school’s access to world-class museums and galleries is incomparable – The Royal Academy is just up the road. Unlike other schools, trips do not cost a day’s worth of learning. A cultural and informative visit is easily achievable in a morning or an afternoon.
The school has dedicated and passionate teachers who encourage experiential learning and the use of the unique opportunities London has to offer In the past few weeks alone, the school has had trips to the British Museum, the National Gallery, the Natural History Museum as well as a cruise along the river Thames, with many more planned for the duration of the academic year. Most national galleries and museums host several exhibitions a year, so there really is an abundance of choice and a lot for students to experience. The school has dedicated and passionate teachers who encourage experiential learning and the use of the unique opportunities London has to offer. It ensures pupils get the most out of extra-curricular trips by asking the right questions to guide reflective conversations and subsequently, pupils very much enjoy visiting museums and galleries and go on to visit many again in their spare time. Eaton Square sets students up to think for themselves by teaching them how to consume, question and analyse their surroundings, and these are skillsets that can be used in any situation in their lives going forward. For more information call 020 7491 7393 or see eatonsquareschool.com/mayfair
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PUPIL POWER A personal desire to learn is vital in building competence and confidence. One London headteacher tells us how to recognise which schools do it well
f 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 in 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 the following questions: • 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.” For more information, call 020 7591 4620, or see princesgardensprep.co.uk/grow
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OPEN MORNING Thursday 26th September 2019, 9.15 am or 10.15 am. Please telephone the School to register for a place. 27 Edge Street, Kensington, London W8 7PN Telephone: 0207 727 9090 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.hawkesdown.co.uk
ENRICHING EARLY EDUCATION Positive nursery experiences help to shape creative, resilient and adaptable children, who are confident to learn and discover for themselves, says Hawkesdown House School
ensington’s independent preparatory school, Hawkesdown House School, has opened a new nursery for 2-3-year olds. With The Walnut Tree Nursery, the school now offers an enriching educational experience for girls and boys from 2 through to 11 years. Hawkesdown House School has a deep commitment to pastoral care and extending each child’s interests. The nursery experience is unique to every child and one where children
The nursery experience should be unique to every child and one where children are helped to be confident to learn and discover for themselves
can be confident to learn and discover for themselves. The school encourages all children to adopt a ‘can-do’ approach to learning, which enables enquiring minds to reach even greater heights. More than ever, children today need to be creative, resilient and adaptable and the key to making them strong is having this as a focus in the early years. The Walnut Tree has a lovely room with a full range of equipment – and its own castle! Head Jenny Mackay says, “What has been wonderful to observe during the first few months of the new nursery opening was the kindness and interest our much older children showed towards the youngest pupils.” The new nursery offers a variety of full and part-time sessions. The Walnut Tree Nursery provides a warm start with automatic entry into the main Nursery and then subsequently the Reception class. A visit to meet the head should be booked as early as possible. For more information, call 020 7727 9090, or see hawkesdown.co.uk
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Hampstead Garden Suburb
Originally founded by philanthropist Dame Henrietta Barnett as a way to save part of the Heath from development, the Suburb – as it’s known to locals – was created as a model community, filled with people of all incomes and classes, and dotted with luscious gardens. The charming layout is widely recognised as one of the best examples of twentieth century town planning, with its mix of gently curving roads and little closes designed by architect Raymond Unwin. Today, the area remains as beautiful as ever, and is managed by a trust which aims to preserve its many charms. Very much a London village, a selection of local shops can be found on Market Place, with plenty more on offer close by in Temple Fortune and Golders Green
Did you know? In 1909 Henrietta Barnett commissioned Edwin Lutyens to build two churches on Central Square. One C of E, to be named St Jude’s after her husband’s church in the East End, the other a Free Church providing a shared spiritual home for other denominations. The architect, inspired by Sir Christopher Wren, proposed two monumental designs, one with an immense spire, the other domed, but Henrietta wanted something more homely. “Mrs Barnett was awfully upset about it,” Lutyens is quoted as saying. “I want a certain height of building in a certain place for general effect. Mrs B. dead against this certain height on the ground of other houses being overshadowed.” Lutyens eventually got his way, and the towering spire of St Jude’s is now a treasured local sight, visible from all parts of the Suburb.
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“Known for its green spaces, great schools and distinctive architecture, Hampstead Garden Suburb is one of London’s most exclusive areas. Prices span from £350,000 for a one-bed flat up to £40 million for a mansion. Approximately 13,000 people now live in the semi-rural area, in properties that range from characterful terraced cottages to detached ambassadorial style mansions.”
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“Hampstead Garden Suburb, Temple Fortune and Golders Green have always been stable areas for purchasers. Even through an economic downturn, properties in these areas will retain their values, due to the plentiful amenities that the areas provide – from the 800 acres of Hampstead Heath, to the shops and restaurants, and the quick connections into central London.”
Godfrey & Barr “Hampstead Garden Suburb is an affluent area known for its intellectual, liberal, artistic, musical and literary associations. It is an example of early twentieth-century domestic architecture and town planning. Comprising just over 5,000 properties, undivided houses of high value with individual gardens are a key feature. The area is dotted with landscaped garden squares and communal parks.”
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journalist and blogger “Surrounded by parks, bordering the Heath and with strict conservation rules that favour hedges and gardens over driveways and fences, Hampstead Garden Suburb feels like one of London’s greenest places to live. And since I juggle my journalism job with working for my real bosses, a four- and twoyear-old, most days kick off with a trip to the park: luckily both Lyttelton Playing Fields and Northway Gardens have brilliant cafés near to their playgrounds. At Toulous (the building used to host public lavatories, geddit?) there are all the eggs you could want, smoothies and croissants, or I love the Bosco salad if it’s lunchtime.
Walking back home via HGS’s unique ‘twittens’, or hedge-framed passageways, I’ll pick up baked goods at King’s – don’t miss their sweet challah bread on a Friday, when there are queues out the door – and meat at the old-school butcher Greenspans. Further down the road, Amber Rose does the most beautiful bouquets and they really last. For more serious shopping, it’s off to Temple Fortune, where I’ll take a break at Balady for the best falafel and homemade chips (even Giles Coren agrees). Afternoons might see us pop to our tiny, volunteer-run Hampstead Garden Suburb Community Library, where there’s a neighbourly book club and lots of children’s activities. If it’s a special occasion, we cannot celebrate without a sourdough cake from Margot Bakery: buy a loaf of tahini and halva babka and it’s a struggle not to inhale the whole thing before we get home. On a warm evening, my husband and I might take on the half-hour stroll (alongside the mansions of The Bishops Avenue or Winnington Road) to get to Hampstead High Street. And our reward at the end is always the same: a banana and chocolate crêpe to share, from La Crêperie De Hampstead. It’s always worth the queue.” Lucy blogs about family life at runoutofwomb. com and offers personal finance tips for parents at showmethemummy.com
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This local practice works towards developing gentler minds and building confidence and concentration. Recommended by Philip Green from Goldschmidt & Howland, particularly for its role in supporting children in a world of screens, it has proven an unexpected way of letting go and inspiring positivity in younger people. The instructors are talented individuals who work with you to achieve your goals, whatever they may be. A stone’s throw from Golders Green, this is a workout for the mind, body and soul. 3 Bridge Lane, Temple Fortune Parade, NW11 (020 8458 0888; niedo.co.uk)
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A new addition to Temple Fortune, Joie De Vie is a perfect example of the craftsmanship of French cuisine. “They offer great sandwiches and a good breakfast menu,” says Litchfields’ Charles Bobroff. Whether you’re looking for a quick coffee and pastry, or an indulgent lunch, Joie De Vie covers every base. The calming décor leaves you to focus wholeheartedly on the important decision of which treat(s) to pick. Their grand selection of cakes, filled baguettes and various brunch options has definitely set the bar for French delicacies in Golders Green. 359 Ballards Lane, N12 (020 8445 0701)
“It’s long been a favourite of mine, offering a variety of traditional Italian dishes produced with fresh ingredients and served by welcoming staff who don’t try to rush you out the door,” says Simran Prasad at Benham & Reeves. Established in 1985, L’artista is a bundle of traditional Italian charm with an authentic family feel. Golders Green locals have been returning for years to enjoy the extensive menu that covers the land, the sea and the pizza oven. Parked outside is the iconic yellow van; a sign to customers that they have arrived for a true taste of Italy. 915-917 Finchley Road, NW11 (020 8731 7501; lartistapizzeria.com)
Home to beautiful Queen Annestyle houses and the magnificent Lutyens-designed St Jude’s Church, which holds its very own proms every year
Part of what is known as the Artisans’ Quarter, the pretty white cottages on this tree-lined street are deceptively large
Connecting the Suburb to the wild beauty of the Heath, this street is lined with sought after Arts and Crafts style homes
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This handsome linked detached house boasts five double bedrooms, with the fourth and fifth between the eaves on the second floor. Light, bright and beautifully refurbished, the property offers sprawling and luxurious accommodation throughout. Where charming Arts and Crafts architecture meets sleek and contemporary design indoors, this is a family home that puts community and entertainment at its heart: the open-plan kitchen/ breakfast room is flanked by a luxurious TV room-cum-den. £2,625,000, Godfrey & Barr (020 8458 9119; godfreyandbarr.com)
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Golders Park Close NW11 You’ll find this architecturally designed family house tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac off West Heath Avenue. It also backs directly onto Golders Hill Park, awarding the back bedrooms with spectacular views. Expansive windows mean the property is always flooded with natural daylight, while flexible living accommodation is arranged over three floors. Add to that a beautifully maintained mature south facing garden – with direct access to the park – and you have a wealth of verdant loveliness. £3.5 million, Glentree (020 8458 7311; glentree.co.uk) FOR SALE
Hampstead Way W10
This charming three bed duplex with roof terrace sits over the second and third floors of Heathcroft, a sought after block. The spacious double reception room boasts large windows which fill the space with natural light, creating an open and contemporary space for comfortable living. Peacefully located opposite the Heath Extension, it is a short walk from Golders Green with its numerous bus routes, underground station and array of shops and restaurants. £899,950, Heathgate (020 7435 3344; heathgate.com)
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Do: shop around and get a few designs and quotes before making any decisions. use LEDs, which are more energy efficient than the alternatives. A timer and photocell also helps when it comes to energy efficiency. think about whether you may want to alter your design at any point. Installing ducts under paving or patios ensures that you won’t need to lift paving in the future. consider the impact of your scheme on your neighbours – you definitely don’t want to do anything that will keep them awake all night. arrange regular maintenance visits to ensure that your installation continues to work correctly and can be adapted seasonally where necessary.
How does your garden glow?
We’re planning to hold on to summer for as long as possible – just because the evenings are drawing in, there’s no reason to call time on those glorious al fresco evenings. And giving some thought to your outdoor lighting scheme now will enable you to use and enjoy the space throughout the year – from both outside and in. Done properly, really good exterior lights will transform your garden into a stylish and uniquely personal space, ensuring that your home really stands out from the crowd. Of course, when it comes to lighting, and particularly outdoor lighting, you’ll want to call on the specialists – this definitely isn’t an amateur DIY project.
One such expert is Branton Bamford of Wishbone Exterior Lighting. He says: “whether you want to highlight your best features; draw attention away from more functional spaces; create zones for dining and relaxing with friends; or illuminate pathways and hazards discreetly, it’s easy with the right lighting scheme.” And with 34 years of electrical design and installation experience, what he doesn’t know about exterior lighting isn’t worth knowing. We asked him to share some practical tips for adding serious sparkle to your outdoor space (without giving away all of his trade secrets). His Dos and Don’ts make for illuminating reading.
Don’t: use coloured lights unless illuminating a water feature or sculpture and avoid flooding an area with light. think security lighting will give you the same effect as accent lighting. use budget products if you expect them to last. wait until garden landscaping has been completed before installing – lighting should always be considered as being very much part of the larger scheme. use an interior electrician to install a specialist exterior lighting product. They may not be best placed to ensure or guarantee the installation or provide long term value for money. wishboneexteriorlighting.co.uk
The shortlist: Hampstead Garden Suburb dk INTERIORS Providing interior design and interior architecture as well as styling and interior consultation (020 8455 1254; dkinteriors.uk.com) Simon Miller Architects Combining architectural and technical skills with professionalism
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installations, boiler repairs and landlord gas safety certificates (020 8458 7107)
DK Decorating Specialists in decorating Paul Brown work, the team also provide Plumbing & Heating a wide range of home Providing domestic maintenance services plumbing services, including including carpentry (07969 gas central heating 435862; dkdecorating.com)
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How did you get into interiors? I was a buyer for a large fashion retailer, which exposed me to a range of products, fabrics, colour and trends, as well as giving me management experience. I loved my job but I was lacking creative stimulation, so I undertook a diploma in interior design and obtained practical, professional and technical experience in a studio before embarking on setting up my own business. What can you offer clients? We offer style and creativity combined with professionalism, experience and efficiency – today it is not enough to just be creative. Running complex projects and working with clients takes a huge amount of professionalism; we offer that. What’s your design ethos? Quiet, refined luxury that is understated and stylish, but we always interpret the client’s lifestyle and needs – it is their home and should reflect them. Describe your dream project We’ve been lucky to work on a few projects where people, product, space and architectural details all combine to work in harmony, which makes it all worthwhile. It would be my dream to work on a boutique hotel or villa overseas. What should you consider when looking for an interior designer? Search initially on the BIID website – the industry body is stringent in vetting and accepting members, ensuring a level of professionalism, experience and skill. Then explore individual websites and portfolios to find an aesthetic you like. Finally, arrange meetings with potential designers. It is really important to feel a rapport: the relationship is so personal, there has to be trust alongside the creative deliverable. Always obtain references, and, if you can, visit former projects. 64 Meadway, NW11 (020 8455 1254; dkinteriors.uk.com)
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Years in the business? 34. I joined Chancellors (then Anscombe & Ringland) in June 1985. I love London because… it is such a vibrant and iconic city. It’s no wonder people travel from all over the world to see it. First London home? Fairhazel Gardens in South Hampstead.
Supermodel style Cast your mind back to 2007. Kate Moss is at the height of fame and spends much of her time in St. John’s Wood. Hordes of photographers descend on the leafy neighborhood as she welcomes the likes of Liam Gallagher and Pete Doherty to her exclusive party pad. In true supermodel style, her living room is jungle-themed and she has installed a neon lit dance room… Bought for £8 million, Moss lived in the five-bed Victorian house on Greville Road for four years before moving to Highgate. The property
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has since seen a series of changes and is now back on the market to rent. With the opportunity to discover your inner supermodel, the luxury rental offers a large private garden, as well as an upper and lower terrace. There are three reception rooms and a beautiful open-plan kitchen, characterised by grand fireplaces and large, light-flooding windows. Just in time for London Fashion Week, this star-studded property has a lot to offer. £3,950 per week, Arlington Residential (020 7722 3322; arlingtonresidential.com)
Favourite London Street? Old Bond Street. Favourite London spot? Regent’s Park. From the Open Air Theatre to the formal gardens and wide open spaces. It is just wonderful to walk through or to go for a run in a parkland setting in the heart of London. Favourite place to grab a coffee? Raoul’s in Little Venice. Where do you go for head space? St. John’s Wood Church Gardens is a perfect place to grab five minutes at lunchtime. The ornamental gardens are beautiful and it’s right on my doorstep.
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My child is heading to uni soon and as I’ll be expected to foot the bill for accommodation for three years, would it make sense for me to invest in a student-let property for them to live in? Mary Beeton Hamptons International “It’s a mathematical question isn’t it?! As with all investments, it’s about measuring risk and reward, and in this context, there are many other factors to take into account. The first consideration is location: which town or city is your child heading to? Is it well served by student housing, and once your child has finished their studies, will you continue to let the property out or sell it? Regardless, you
should look to make a profit either way otherwise it is a fruitless gesture. It’s also paramount to think about the wider cost implications, it’s not just a matter of buying bricks and mortar with all the associated costs of doing so, but also maintaining it – you will, after all, be responsible for all ongoing costs, and even more so if you’re looking to let out any extra rooms.
In short, investing in property is a great long-term investment (and no doubt would be much appreciated by your student child!) but it should be cost-neutral or profitable for the duration of the investment. Realistically, it will need to be a property and a location you are prepared to invest in beyond the three-year chapter of your child’s university days.”
Period property or newbuild? Period every time, although some of the new-build properties today really are impressive in their design and detail. Take one person, dead, alive or fictional, out in London – who and where? Al Pacino to Demartino on Great Portland Street. Aliens attack! Which building would you save? The Natural History Museum – there’s so much history and knowledge stored within. Creature comfort? Embarrassingly, my mobile.
London is the most vibrant, diverse, creative and dynamic city on earth, and always a good move with the help of the right agent.
CAROLINE PL ACE NOTTING HILL W2
This well-proportioned house has two excellent floors of entertaining space including a wonderful drawing room running the length of the house leading to a beautiful kitchen and bifolding doors out to the garden. The house further benefits from five bedrooms, one of which is currently utilised as a study, a large patio and a separate garage. The open spaces of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are a leisurely three minute walk away. 5 B E D R O O M S , 3 B AT H R O O M S ( 2 E N S U I T E S ) , R E C E P T I O N R O O M , O P E N P L A N K I TC H E N / R E C E P T I O N R O O M , U T I L I T Y R O O M , C LOA K R O O M , 2 PAT I O S , GA R D E N , GA R AG E .
FREEHOLD Â£3,800,000 KEITH RIGBY KR@BECTIVE.CO.UK NOTTING HILL OFFICE 020 7221 4805
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A stunning 4 bedroom house offers modern contemporary living within a period exterior, and is for sale in Notting Hill W2. Finished to a very high standard, the property offers well configured accommodation over 4 floors. The ground floor comprises of a spacious kitchen/dining room looking on to the garden with a sitting area to the front. The first floor is predominantly given over to the master bedroom suite with large dressing area leading to the bathroom. 4 B E D R O O M S , 4 B AT H R O O M S , R E C E P T I O N R O O M , K I TC H E N / R E C E P T I O N R O O M , F R O N T A N D R E A R GA R D E N , O F F S T R E E T PA R K I N G .
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A lovely newly refurbished two double bedroom two bathroom apartment with communal garden on the 1st floor of this beautiful detached Tudor development with off-street parking, beautiful views, wooden floors throughout and plenty of storage. EPC rating D
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Little Venice W9
A stunning three bedroom penthouse apartment over the top two floors of a white stucco period conversion backing onto the award winning ‘Crescent’ communal gardens. The property benefits from a bright 32ft reception/kitchen leading out to a roof terrace, two bathrooms and off-street parking. EPC rating E
£3,000,000 share of freehold
020 7182 1406 email@example.com
A delightful four bedroom lateral apartment offering versatile accommodation in excess of 2,000 sq. ft., complete with an allocated parking space and use of the stunning communal gardens, which are part of this landmark residential building in Hampstead Heath. EPC: D
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4 bedrooms 2 reception rooms 2 bath/shower rooms Allocated off street parking Communal gardens
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HIGHGATE, N6 A modern masterpiece. This beautifully designed modern house in this sought after road is a visual delight. It’s practical too and the attention to detail in the thoughtfully planned accommodation is evident. With 3 double bedrooms, wonderful entertaining space, a luxury fitted kitchen and a professionally landscaped private garden. this is a truly special home. The property is conveniently located approximately 200 metres from Highgate Northern line Underground Station, plentiful busses, local shops and both Highgate and Queens Woods. Reception • Fabulously equipped Kitchen /Family Reception Room • Fully Fitted Pantry • Utility Room • Master Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom • 2 Further Double Bedrooms with En Suite Shower Rooms • Guest Cloakroom • 100’ Landscaped Garden • Secure Parking for two Cars • Electric Car Fast Charger • Very Convenient Location • Underfloor Gas Heating • CAT 6 Wiring • Custom Joinery Throughout • EPC B
£2,095,000 – Main Agent
HIGHGATE, N6 A beautifully presented three/four bedroom house forming part of modern development by highly acclaimed Octagon Homes. This fantastic house offers interior designed accommodation arranged over four floors, with underfloor heating, private patio garden and undercover parking for two cars. The property is set back from the road, close to the corner of View Road. Highgate Village and Highgate (Northern Line) Underground Station are both within easy reach. Master Bedroom with Bathroom en Suite • Second Bedrooms with Bathroom en Suite • Third Bedroom • Family Bathroom • Fourth Bedroom/Dressing Room • 2 Reception Rooms • Dining Room • Superb Fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Utility Room • Shower Room • Guest Cloakroom • Private Garden • Undercover Parking for 2 Cars • EPC C
£2,495,000 – Sole Agent
61 Highgate High St, N6 5JY
020 8348 8131
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TUFNELL PARK, N7 A wonderful five bedroom family house in the heart of Tufnell Park, within walking distance of the very popular Yerbury Primary school. Offered in excellent condition, the present owners have updated and maintained the property extremely well, fusing modern charm with the many beautiful period features provided within. The outstanding kitchen/dining room extension is a great example of the style and quality which is to be found throughout, and this leads to the especially picturesque and secluded private garden. This is an ideal home for the growing family; a special property which offers spacious and flexible accommodation over four floors, in a quiet and attractive residential area. Five Bedrooms • Double Reception Room • Large Kitchen/Dining Room • Family Bathroom • En-Suite Shower Room • Utility Room • Cellar Close To Yerbury Primary School • Residents Permit Parking • EPC TBC
£1,850,000 - Freehold - Sole Agent
2 Fleet Road, NW3 2QS
020 7482 4282
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HYDE PARK TOWERS, PORCHESTER TERRACE, W2, ÂŁ2,250,000 A stunning 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment situated on the fourth floor with huge south facing roof terrace with breath taking panoramic views across Hyde Park. The property has been redeveloped to the highest of standards with features such as a Crestron System which operates the 4 Televisions, all speakers, under floor heating (independently in each room) and lighting. The apartment itself is bright and spacious with large duel aspect windows which allow an abundance of natural light to flood in. The main feature is arguably the south facing roof terrace boasting the most incredible views across Hyde Park. Other benefits include 24hr Porterage, Passenger lifts and underground parking. Hyde Park Towers is a sought after block conveniently located on the door step of Hyde Park and is close to a convenient selection of transport links including Marble Arch and Queensway (central line) and Paddington station (Heathrow Express). For motorists the A40 is also easily accessible. Nearby central London attractions and famous shopping districts include Oxford Street, Knightsbridge and High Street Kensington. EPC Rating: C
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Canfield Gardens NW6 ÂŁ1,895,000 Supremely spacious, with a stunning south-west facing rear garden and private parking, this split level apartment with floor to ceiling windows sits in the heart of the sought-after South Hampstead Conservation area.
209 sq m/2244 sq ft Three double bedrooms, three bathrooms 25â€™6 kitchen/diner to garden 85 terrace and garden Off street parking
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Devon Rise, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, N2 ÂŁ1,450,000 | Freehold | Sole Agent A bright and airy four bedroom family home with off-street parking, conveniently located within the Brookland School catchment area and a short walk from East Finchley Underground station and high street amenities. Sympathetically restored to an exceptional standard and presented in excellent decorative order, this wonderful home features a generous entrance hall with restored original oak panelling and bespoke doors, separate sitting and dining rooms (each with a working gas fire and antique art deco surround), a fitted study with superbly crafted bespoke oak joinery, a handcrafted luxury kitchen, guest cloakroom, and a sunny 52ft professionally designed and landscaped rear garden. The accommodation further comprises a master bedroom with en suite shower and bespoke fitted wardrobes, three further double bedrooms (one with own terrace overlooking the garden) and an over-sized luxury family bathroom. Oak Panelled Entrance Hall | Sitting Room With Patio Doors to Garden | Dining Room | Bespoke Oak Fitted Study | Hand Crafted Kitchen | Guest Cloakroom | Master Bedroom With En Suite | Three Further Double Bedrooms | Oversized Family Bathroom with Freestanding Bath and Separate Walk-in Shower | Landscaped Front & Rear Gardens | Off Street Parking | Ethernet Cabling Throughout | EPC=D Hampstead Garden Suburb Office | 020 8458 5000
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LITTLE VENICE, LONDON W9
An outstanding, interior designed, raised ground floor apartment with high ceilings offering well-presented and spacious (approx. 116 sq m) accommodation with special views and direct access to communal gardens. The apartment forms part of a converted house in this sought-after sweeping crescent located within a few minutes’ walk of shops, cafés and the Underground. 2 Bedrooms. Mezzanine dressing/study area. 2 Shower Rooms (I en suite). Cloakroom. Kitchen. Reception Room. Communal Gardens. EPC Rating E.
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WIMPOLE STREET, W1
A Fantastic Apartment Set Within This Fine Georgian Building
A fantastic and bright 3 double bedroom, 3 bathroom apartment is available to purchase in this fine Georgian Building in the heart of Marylebone. The apartment is located on the third floor with a lift. Boasting a reception room of 21’ X 17’, the flat itself is presented in excellent condition, and decorated in a neutral contemporary fashion. Benefits include concierge, long lease and East & West facing aspects.Viewing highly recommended, as 3 bedroom flats at this price point, in prime Marylebone are very rare. ACCOMMODATION & AMENITIES Large Entrance Hall * Reception Room * Kitchen/Breakfast Room * 3 Double Bedrooms * 3 Bathrooms (2 of which are ensuite) * Entryphone * Independent Gas Central Heating and Hot Water * Lift * Porter * EPC Rating C Leasehold 181 Years
YORK STREET, LONDON W1
A Beautiful 5 Bedroom Freehold Georgian Town House
This exceptional property benefits from sumptuous entertaining rooms, high ceilings, period features and a private patio garden. A truly fabulous home just fine minute walk from Marylebone High Street and Regent’s Park. • • • • • •
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Entrance Hall Drawing Room Family Room Open Plan Dining Room & Fully Fitted Kitchen Private Patio Garden Master Bedroom Suite taking the entire 2nd Floor with Ensuite Bathroom & Dressing Room 4 Further Bedrooms (One Ensuite) Family Bathroom Shower Room Cinema Room Study Gymnasium Utility Room Wine Cellar & Bike Store
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3 Bedrooms | Reception | 2 Bathrooms | Triplex Maisonette Superb Covent Garden Location Near Tube | EPC-D
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SPRINGFIELD ROAD, ST JOHN'S WOOD, NW8 Stunning detached family house providing spacious accommodation arranged over three ﬂoors. Four Reception Rooms - Six Bedrooms - Four Bathrooms - Kitchen - Cloakroom - Garden - Oﬀ Street Parking - 3875 sq ft EPC Rating D FOR SALE:
TO LET: £4,250 PER WEEK *fees may apply
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QUADRANGLE TOWER, W2 A refurbished three bedroom apartment located on the fourth ﬂoor of a popular purpose built block at the heart of the Hyde Park Estate and Connaught Village beneﬁting from 24 hour porters and beautiful communal gardens. Reception Room – Three Bedrooms – En Suite Bathroom – Shower Room – Kitchen – 24 Hour Porters – Lift – Communal Gardens – 1047 sq ft – EPC Rating D
LEASEHOLD 69 YEARS UNEXPIRED
MARBLE ARCH: 29 EDGWARE ROAD LONDON W2 2JE 020 7724 3100
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HODFORD ROAD, GOLDERS GREEN, NW11 PENTHOUSE APARTMENT
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ÂŁ2,750,000 (To Let ÂŁ1,950 PW) SOLE AGENT
A magnificent, luxuriously appointed, penthouse apartment with panoramic views across North and West London, located within a prestigious contemporary block. The property provides 2,500 sq ft (232 sq m) of accommodation and benefits from underfloor heating, double glazing, 2 private balconies, underground parking for 2 cars, a porter, lift, a private storage room and use of a communal gym. This beautiful home is offered in immaculate decorative order and includes 3 bedrooms suites plus an exceptional reception room with open plan kitchen, This substantial apartment affords high quality fixtures and fittings with motorised drapes and if required, the stylish Italian furniture can be purchased by separate negotiation. It is conveniently located within 150 metres of Golders Hill Park, the facilities of Golders Green and Finchley Road. 3 exceptional bedrooms | 3 en suite bathrooms | en suite dressing area | double reception room | luxury open plan kitchen | cloakroom utility room | private store | EPC=B
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WIMPOLE MEWS, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 We are pleased to offer this attractive garden apartment for sale, in this desirable mews location, located in the heart of Marylebone Village. This one-bedroom apartment, comprises entrance hall, double bedroom with built-in storage and door to rear communal garden, bathroom, kitchen and open plan reception room. Wimpole Mews is situated in an enviable location, in the heart of Marylebone High street. Bond Street and Oxford Circus Underground Stations are close by as are the open spaces of Regents Park. The building benefits from a livein caretaker, communal heating and hot water system.
LEASEHOLD: APPROXIMATELY 130 YEARS REMAINING ÂŁ895,000
QUEEN ANNE STREET, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 An extremely spacious three double bedroom apartment in a very desirable location on the 6th floor with lift boasting stunning views across Central London. It has a large reception room with windows facing south and west providing it with great light at all times of the day, fully fitted contemporary kitchen with space for breakfast table, very generous master bedroom with ample storage and en suite bathroom, two further large double bedrooms both with storage and a family shower room. Queen Anne Street is ideally located, close to the wide array of boutiques and eateries on Marylebone High Street. Bond Street and Oxford Circus Underground Stations are both within a 5 minute walking distance.
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ÂŁ995 PER WEEK
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CLIFTON HILL ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 UNFURNISHED £3,950 PER WEEK PLUS FEES
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An exceptional five-bedroom period house arranged over three floors (286 sq m/3,081 sq ft) in immaculate condition, benefiting from excellent entertaining space and a beautiful landscaped rear garden. Located close to St John’s Wood High Street and Underground Station (Jubilee Line) and access to the West End.
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ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES 5 Bedrooms with En-Suite Bathrooms, 2 Reception Rooms, Study, Fully Fitted Kitchen/Family Room, 2 Guest Cloakrooms, Integrated AV System, Rako Mood Lighting, Under-Floor Heating, Large 57 ft Rear Garden. EPC=D.
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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
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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
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ST JOHN’S WOOD HIGH STREET, NW8 A bright & spacious 1 double bedroom flat (568 Sq Ft/ 52.76 Sq M) on the 2nd floor in this desireable location in the heart of St John’s Wood. Double Bedroom ■ Reception Room ■ Kitchen ■ Bathroom ■ EPC D £450 per week Furnished Main Agent
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