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Interview with a vampire

Elarica Johnson on ticking off a dream role in A Discovery of Witches, and her hopes for a bright and shiny future here in London

Lateral living Architects Max de Rosee and Claire Sa show us around their lofty and lovely Ladbroke Square penthouse Dressing room dreams Don’t get hung up about storage: create the ultimate walk in wardrobe with a little inspiration from the experts

The best London properties | Advice and insight from our agents Dates for the diary | Your guide to life in West Hampstead


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The heart wants what the heart wants. Discover penthouse flats with city views using keyword search.

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The Affordable Antiques Fair Kensington Town Hall, Horton Street, London W8 7NX

Monday 15th October 2018, 6pm-9pm Tuesday 16th October 2018, 11am-8pm Wednesday 17th October 2018, 11am-5pm

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SEPTEMBER 2018

CONTENTS

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37 Hot list What to see and where to go this month

41 Lust list You don’t have to be heading back to school this month to appreciate the thrill of new stationery

42 Interview Elarica Johnson tells us she was a child who knew she wanted to act; we talk dream roles

48 Style & wellbeing New season style, new trends in health and beauty and the new hair product you need in your life

51 Food & drink Covent Garden’s foodie revolution continues, plus an easy recipe to revolutionise your packed lunch

55 Travel Autumn’s most-anticipated hotel openings at home and abroad, plus a weekend of urban exploring in beautiful British Columbia

58 Interiors Smart storage for the sartorial set with our guide to creating the ultimate walk in wardrobe

63 At home with Tall French windows and a lateral floorplan bring a Parisian art de vivre aesthetic to this London home

71 Access all areas Great transport, architectural charm and community spirit in spades – it has to be West Hampstead

86 Property News, views, titbits of property gossip and the best new homes on the market

F R OM THE EDITO R

New (school) year, new you?

Liz Skone James, Editor

I’d never have admitted it at the time, but I used to love going back to school in September. The shiny new shoes, the beautiful promise of an unused notepad, the opportunity to catch up with friends after a long summer apart… I’m feeling butterflies just thinking about it now. With the scent of autumn in the air first thing in the morning and the need to start thinking about dressing for chillier days, it’s a great time to consider fresh starts (in my opinion the dark and dreary days of January are no time for that sort of thing). Packed with new ideas, trends and things to do, this issue celebrates that sentiment, starting with our edit of new season office style – because you don’t have to be in the classroom to appreciate the thrill of new things! I’m off to cross ‘ed’s letter’ off the to-do list in my pristine pad. See you next month…

Is brought to you by: Editor Liz Skone James, t: 020 7292 5636 Art Director Penny Clements Interiors Editor Ali Howard Contributing Editor Karen Heaney Proofreader Fay Gristwood Photography Director Emmanuelle Peri Assistant Picture Editor Kathy Anne Lim Account Director Katie Hutley, t: 020 7292 5593 Senior Account Manager Becky Pomfret, t: 020 7292 5678 Production Alex Courtley, Annie Franey

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The Lane ST

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A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE AN EXCEPTIONAL ‘TURN-KEY’ DETACHED RESIDENCE (404 SQ M/4,351 SQ FT) LOCATED IN ONE OF ST JOHN’S WOOD’S MOST EXCLUSIVE LOCATIONS.

Situated in a private gated close of just eight houses, this prestigious low built property has been the subject of an extensive and meticulous refurbishment incorporating the latest in state of the art home entertainment systems while retaining a sophisticated elegance through beautiful joinery and traditional design. Arranged over just three floors this substantial home offers a perfect balance of accommodation, with spacious open plan living areas and five beautifully appointed bedrooms including an indulgent master suite complete with both ‘his’ and ‘her’ dressing rooms and bathrooms. The house, offering a sense of occasion throughout from the triple volume entrance hall with feature ‘floating’ staircase to the resin bonded driveway offering parking for four/five cars, must be seen to be fully appreciated.

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ACCOMMODATION

SPECIFICATION

Entrance hall | 2 reception rooms | Kitchen/breakfast room | 5 bedrooms (4 en suite) | 2 further bathrooms | 2 dressing rooms | Guest cloakroom | Utility room | Store room | Garden | Garage | Off street parking

Air conditioning | Fresh air home system | Under floor heating | CCTV | Security alarm system | Security lights | Lutron lighting | Control4 wireless home sound system | Door entry system | Motion sensor taps

FREEHOLD

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£8,750,000

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

Low built double fronted family home St John’s Wood, NW8 A low built, double fronted family home discreetly set back from the road behind a walled fronted garden. The house benefits from a south facing garden as well as having off street parking for 2/3 cars and a single garage. This property is ideally located for the American School of London as well as the shops and Underground station for St John's Wood. Entrance Hall • 5 Bedrooms plus Separate Maid/Nanny Bedroom and Bathroom • 3 Further Bathrooms • Eat In Kitchen • Open Plan Lounge/Diner TV Room • Large Family Games Room • Guest W/C • Utility Room • South Facing Garden • Off Street Parking for 2/3 Cars • Single Garage

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Sole Agents

Price Upon Application


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Charming detached house in a sought after avenue Hampstead Garden Suburb, NW11 A charming and well maintained family home occupying 5,725 sq ft/531 sq m over 3 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 a 87 ft garden, enjoying views across Hampstead Golf Club. Large Reception Hall • Master Bedroom with Dressing Room and En Suite Bathroom • 5 Further Bedrooms (3 En Suite) • Drawing Room Dining Room • Family Room • Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Study/Playroom • Utility Room • Guest WC • Studio/Games Room • Ironing Room Carriage Driveway • Rear Garden

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Netherhall Gardens, Hampstead, NW3 6

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ÂŁ3,100,000 Sole Agent | Freehold | EPC D

A substantial semi-detached six bedroom period family home, boasting 3,256 sq ft (302 sq m) over four floors and enjoying many original features, such as fireplaces and cornicings. Although the house is in need of some updating, it is presented in good condition throughout and comprises six bedrooms, a 17'6 x 17' reception room and a 29' kitchen/dining room. The lower ground floor is currently arranged as a one bedroom flat, but has the space for a second bedroom and would be ideal for a teenager or au pair. This attractive period home also enjoys a 41' south facing rear garden. Ideally situated within walking distance of the O2 Centre, as well as Finchley Road Underground station (Metropolitan & Jubilee Lines) and a wide choice of buses, shops and restaurants on Finchley Road.

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Briardale Gardens, Hampstead, NW3 4

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ÂŁ2,200,000 Sole Agent | Freehold | EPC E

A delightful semi-detached four bedroom family home, beautifully maintained to a high standard throughout. The living accommodation includes a reception room, dining room and 29' kitchen/family room, in addition to the four bedrooms and three bathrooms on the two upper floors. The house provides a large cellar and ample eaves storage on the top floor, plus a 42' garden to the rear. Briardale Gardens is an attractive tree-lined road, within walking distance of public transport and providing easy access into the West End and the City. Hampstead Heath is also within a short distance.

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Loudoun Road S T

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A modern five bedroom family house offering flexible living accommodation over three floors with a rear patio garden and lock up garage en bloc. EPC Rating: D

St John’s Wood Sales t: 020 7586 3111 e: sjw.sales@chancellors.co.uk 88 St John’s Wood High Street, London, NW8 7SH

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Windermere Avenue H A M P S T E A D

£1,950,000

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Located on this beautiful quiet tree lined street just off Salusbury Road in Queens Park is this charming 1,358 sq ft three/four double bedroom two storey middle terrace period home offered for sale for the first time in over 70 years. The house has been in the same family for many decades and boasts fantastic natural light and excellent room proportions. The accommodation to the ground floor comprises of a 16ft front facing reception room with characteristic features, a second reception/bedroom four with direct access via sliding doors to the rear garden and a bright and spacious 23ft kitchen breakfast room leading on to a glorious rear garden. The first floor accommodation comprises of three further double bedrooms and a family bathroom with separate WC. Windermere Avenue is situated within easy reach of the restaurants and shops of Salusbury Road and the green open spaces of Queen’s Park. Local transport links include Queen’s Park Underground station (Bakerloo line) and Brondesbury Park (London Overground).

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

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

020 8458 7311

LINNELL DRIVE, NW11 £5,950,000 Linnell House nestles at the end of a quiet enclave overlooking and enjoying views across the Heath Extension. Occupying a wider than average plot, spanning 495 sq m (5330 sq ft) over three storeys we are delighted to offer a 5/6 bedroom double fronted detached family home maintained beautifully throughout. An internal inspection is highly recommended to fully appreciate this fine property. Linnell Drive is located off Hampstead Way and within walking distance to Golders Green Tube Station (Northern Line).

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FREEHOLD

www.glentree.com

SOLE AGENT

IMPRESSIVE ENTRANCE HALLWAY ; TRIPLE ASPECT LIVING ROOM; SPACIOUS DINING ROOM; FAMILY ROOM; KITCHEN; BREAKFAST ROOM; 2 UTILITY ROOMS; GALLERIED STUDY; CLOAKROOM MASTER BEDROOM SUITE WITH SPACIOUS BATHROOM & DRESSING ROOM; 4 FURTHER BEDROOMS; GAMES ROOM / BEDROOM 6; 2 ENSUITE BATHROOMS; SHOWER ROOM 116’ REAR GARDEN WITH SECLUDED SUN TERRACE DOUBLE GARAGE; AMPLE OFF STREET PARKING


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

020 8458 7311

COMPTON AVENUE, N6 £4,650,000 Beaulieu offers a rare opportunity to purchase 4653 Sq Ft in this exclusive private road with gated 24 hour security at a unusually low price point compared to other properties in the street. Now in need of modernisation but offering any potential purchaser the opportunity to personalise to their own style and taste, this fine family home offers excellent space & accommodation over 3 floors. On the ground floor there is a large entrance hallway, 3 reception rooms, a kitchen, utility room & 2 guest WC’s. On the upper floors there are 7 bedrooms with further space to enlarge.

www.glentree.com

PRINCIPAL AGENT ENTRANCE HALLWAY, DRAWING ROOM: DINING ROOM, FAMILY ROOM: KITCHEN: UTILITY ROOM: MASTER EN SUITE: 6 FURTHER BEDROOMS: 2 GUEST WC’S: FAMILY BATHROOM: GARAGE: FRONT & REAR GARDENA: AMPLE OFF-STREET PARKING. EPC Rating -E

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incorporating Benham & Reeves Sales

Brookfield Park, NW5 ÂŁ2,550,000

Located in the heart of Dartmouth Park, an attractive Edwardian family home with six bedrooms. The house is arranged over three floors and retains a wealth of period charm throughout. There are two reception rooms and a separate kitchen/breakfast room overlooking a south west facing garden, energy rating e. Dexters Dartmouth Park. 64 Chetwynd Road, London, NW5 1DE T: 020 7284 0101 E: dartmouthparksales@dexters.co.uk

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

Howitt Road, NW3 ÂŁ2,145,000

This striking architecturally designed home has been recently refurbished to a high specification. The property has a large open plan kitchen/reception room with access onto a roof terrace which would be perfect for entertaining. Set over three floors, there are three double bedrooms each with en suite bathrooms, energy rating b. Dexters Hampstead. 56 Heath Street, London, NW3 1DL T: 020 7435 9822 E: hampsteadsales@dexters.co.uk

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NORFOLK ROAD, ST JOHN’S WOOD, LONDON NW8 A BEAUTIFUL GRADE II LISTED DETACHED PERIOD HOUSE, ARRANGED OVER TWO FLOORS ONLY AND LOCATED IN THIS DESIRABLE TREE-LINED ROAD.

34 1984 - 2018

Offered in good decorative condition, the house provides 3,129 sq ft / 291 sq m of accommodation and features good entertaining areas leading onto a stunning landscaped garden, secure off street parking and 5 bedrooms. Norfolk Road is ideally situated for all the amenities and transport facilities of St John’s Wood including St John’s Wood Underground Station (Jubilee Line) whilst only moments away from the open spaces of both Primrose Hill and Regent’s Park. FREEHOLD

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JSA - IAN GREEN

£7,950,000


CARLTON HILL, ST JOHN’S WOOD NW8 A beautifully refurbished two bedroom, two bathroom apartment, comprising 839 sq ft with the added benefit of a large, private patio leading on to lovely communal gardens. Having undergone a meticulous program of renovation, the flat offers light and well balanced accommodation with an abundance of storage space. RECEPTION ROOM/DINING ROOM • FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN • UTILITY ROOM • MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN-SUITE BATHROOM • SECOND BEDROOM • BATHROOM • PRIVATE PATIO COMMUNAL GARDENS • ENTRY PHONE • EPC D SHARE OF FREEHOLD

JOINT SOLE AGENTS

34 1984 - 2018

£1,195,000

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David McGuinness Property Consultant david.mcguinness@sandfords.com

MONTAGU MEWS SOUTH MARYLEBONE, W1

ÂŁ2,295,000 FREEHOLD

MARYLEBONE OFFICE 6 Paddington Street Marylebone London W1U 5QG T: 020 7224 4994 E: mvsales@sandfords.com

A stunning, interior designed mews house with garage, spread over three floors, located in this picturesque cobbled mews in Marylebone Village. The property comprises a spacious eat-in kitchen opening on to a decked terrace, large reception room with balcony, master bedroom with en suite steam shower room, second double bedroom, third bedroom, bathroom and guest cloak room. The property further benefits from underfloor heating throughout. EPC Rating C.

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Mark Nash Property Consultant mark.nash@sandfords.com

REGENT’S PARK OFFICE 213-215 Gloucester Place Regent’s Park London NW1 6BU T: 020 7723 9988 E: rpsales@sandfords.com

YORK TERRACE WEST REGENT’S PARK, NW1

OIEO £3,000,000 LEASEHOLD / SOLE AGENT

An extremely rare opportunity to acquire a semi detached, four bedroom house with parking and a garden in a highly sought after, private road in Regent’s Park. The property is arranged over three floors and comprises an entrance hallway, TV room, bright and spacious kitchen/dining room with access to a private patio garden, a guest WC, a large reception room with floor to ceiling windows, terrace, master bedroom with en suite bathroom, three further bedrooms and a bathroom. Further benefits include secure underground parking and 24 hour porters. York Terrace West is located on the Outer Circle of Regent’s Park within easy walking distance of the shops and restaurants of Marylebone High Street and the West End. Excellent transport facilities are provided by Baker Street underground station and numerous buses. EPC rating F.

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A home ready for a project.

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Hamilton Terrace, St John's Wood NW8 • The property benefits from planning consent to extend the house to approximately 6,477 sq ft • A fantastic family home with a westerly facing garden • Excellent entertainment space and ample bedroom accommodation With its village - like ambiance, elegant regency and contemporary buildings, world famous cricket ground and established cosmopolitan atmosphere, St John's Wood is one of central London's most sought after addresses. The property is just a short distance by road or underground to London's West End, City and Regent's Park.

Our St John's Wood expert, Declan Selbo, looks forward to helping you. declan.selbo@knightfrank.com 020 3641 6107 07468 728042

knightfrank.co.uk Connecting people & property, perfectly. Guide price £7,950,000 Freehold

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The home with a leisure complex.

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The Bishops Avenue, N2 • Fully equipped cinema room and a substantial heated indoor swimming pool • Detached annexe located to the rear of the garden • Gated carriage driveway providing ample off street parking A substantial residence occupying a 0.5 acre site on The Bishops Avenue, N2. The house is within 500m of East Finchley underground station and 1100m of Kenwood. All times and distances are approximate.

Our Hampstead expert Sarah James, looks forward to helping you. sarah.james@knightfrank.com 020 7431 8686 07889 534932

knightfrank.co.uk Connecting people & property, perfectly. Guide price £12,500,000 Freehold

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Properties Properties ofthe themonth month of

A striking contemporary house designed Richard Paxton Fitzroy Park, Highgate, A striking contemporary house designed by by thethe latelate Richard Paxton on on Fitzroy Park, Highgate, N6N6 3 reception rooms, kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 bedroom guest house, indoor pool, charming garden, driveway 3 reception rooms, kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 bedroom guest house, indoor lap lap pool, charming garden, driveway parking, garage, approx sq(4,441 m (4,441 sq ft), EPC=C parking, garage, approx 0.510.51 acreacre site,site, 413 413 sq m sq ft), EPC=C

Guide million | Freehold Guide ÂŁ10ÂŁ10 million | Freehold

Talk today Talk to to usus today Peter Brookes Peter Brookes Savills Hampstead Savills Hampstead 7472 5036 020020 7472 5036 pbrookes@savills.com pbrookes@savills.com

Zach Madison Zach Madison Savills St John's Wood & Regent's Park Savills St John's Wood & Regent's Park 3043 3609 020020 3043 3609 zmadison@savills.com zmadison@savills.com

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Savills Hampstead Savills Hampstead

7472 5000 020020 7472 5000

Savills St John's Wood & Regent's Park Savills St John's Wood & Regent's Park

3043 3600 020020 3043 3600

A magnificent classical residence Chester Terrace, Regents Park, NW1 A magnificent andand classical residence on on Chester Terrace, Regents Park, NW1 3 reception rooms, kitchen/ dining room, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, study/ library, sauna, terrace, residents parking, 3 reception rooms, kitchen/ dining room, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, study/ library, sauna, roofroof terrace, residents parking, sq(4,387 m (4,387 sq ft), EPC=Exempt 408408 sq m sq ft), EPC=Exempt

Guide ÂŁ11.95 million | Leasehold years remaining Guide ÂŁ11.95 million | Leasehold 135135 years remaining

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Mount Vernon

Hampstead Village NW3

A superb first floor apartment in Highgrove Point, which forms part of Hampstead’s premier development, Mount Vernon. The apartment features a 24 ft double reception room, private south-west facing terrace, separate kitchen/breakfast room, master bedroom with en-suite, second double bedroom and secure underground parking. Sole agent. EPC rating C

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ÂŁ1,950,000 share of freehold

Hampstead

020 7794 3311 sales.hampstead@chestertons.com


Maida Avenue

Little Venice W9

This spectacular four bedroom apartment spans the upper three floors of an imposing semi-detached white stucco fronted mid Victorian house. Set back from the road, behind private gates and over a private front garden, the apartment benefits from a private entrance. Being located in the heart of Little Venice, the apartment is directly opposite Regent’s Canal. EPC rating C

ÂŁ3,250,000 share of freehold

Little Venice

020 7286 4632

sales.littlevenice@chestertons.com

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AVENUE ROAD, ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8

A stunning triplex apartment with its own private entrance, garden and two underground parking spaces, providing 3,131 sq ft/ 291 sq m of contemporary style accommodation. The property forms part of a portered building within a few moments’ walk of Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill. 2 interconnecting reception rooms, open plan kitchen/dining/family room, master bedroom suite comprising bedroom/dressing room/bathroom, 3 further bedroom suites, utility room, guest cloakroom, 2 underground parking spaces, private rear garden. EPC rating C. SHARE OF FREEHOLD

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SOLE AGENTS

ASKING PRICE £5,350,000


ORDNANCE HILL, ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8

A period townhouse arranged over four floors and providing 2,577 sq ft/240 sq m of accommodation which was extensively refurbished about 2 years ago, to include the creation of a fantastic basement. Located on the east side of St John’s Wood, the property is within 0.2 miles from St John’s Wood High Street and 0.2 miles from St John’s Wood Tube Station (Jubilee Line). Reception room, dining room/library, 2nd reception/media room, gym/study, kitchen, principal suite comprising bedroom, bathroom and dressing room, second suite comprising bedroom, bathroom and dressing room, 2 further bedrooms, 2 further bathrooms, utility room, landscaped front garden and 30' south-west facing rear garden, underfloor heating. EPC rating D. FREEHOLD

JOINT SOLE AGENTS

ASKING PRICE £3,790,000

ARLINGTON RESIDENTIAL

020 7722 3322 arlingtonresidential.com

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ÂŁ3,750,000

Freehold

A highly desirable five/six bedroom Victorian family house on Goldhurst Terrace, South Hampstead, NW6 with immaculate high tech interiors, exceptional entertaining space, gym, cinema and off street parking for two cars. This fabulous family home is ideally located for superb local transport links (including Jubilee, Metropolitan and Overground networks). Energy Efficiency Rating - D65

Hampstead 020 7435 4404 • West Hampstead 020 7433 6868

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A rarely available, impressive five floored Victorian terraced house on Christchurch Hill, Hampstead Village, NW3 with direct views over Hampstead Heath. Carefully restored to create a five bedroom home with 52 ft South West facing patio and garden. The house is located on one of the premier roads in the Village. Energy Efficiency Rating - D59

Hampstead Office 020 7435 4404

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A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE ON BUYING, RENTING AND SELLING HOMES.

WELLINGTON COURT, NW8 £2,499,950 SOLE AGENT A stunning family apartment, situated on the fourth floor of this sought after portered block in St John’s Wood. The apartment features three double bedrooms, two of which are en suite and a family shower room. The property further benefits from 24 hour porterage and a passenger lift. Wellington Court is centrally located diagonally opposite St John’s Wood Underground Station (Jubilee line) and is also therefore superbly located for St John’s Wood High Street where you can enjoy the pavement cafés, restaurants and shops. Three Bedrooms | Two En Suite Bathrooms | Family Shower Room | Reception Room | Kitchen | Communal Heating | Communal Hot Water | Porterage | Video Entrance Phone | Double Glazing | EPC – C

ST JOHN’S WOOD | 020 7586 7001 stjohnswood@winkworth.co.uk

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ALMA SQUARE, NW8 £4,000,000 SOLE AGENT On the market for the first time in over thirty years a substantial five bedroom Victorian family home comprising approx 3,065 sq ft with direct access onto the only private communal garden square in St John’s Wood. This impressive home boasts excellent entertaining and bedroom accommodation, along with a delightful private rear patio garden. Alma square is ideally located within 0.5 miles of the fashionable shops and restaurants of St John’s Wood High Street and Underground Tube Station (Jubilee line). Master Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom | Four Further Bedrooms | Two Further Bathrooms | Guest WC | Double Reception Room | Dining Room | Kitchen/ Breakfast Room | Utility Room | Communal Garden | Front and Rear Garden | EPC - E

ST JOHN’S WOOD | 020 7586 7001

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ELM TREE ROAD ST JOHN’S WOOD NW8

A BEAUTIFUL DETACHED HOUSE SET WITHIN ITS OWN GROUNDS

Accommodation: Entrance hall, double reception, drawing room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and two dressing rooms, 3 further bedrooms, one with ensuite bathroom, bedroom 5/study, guest bathroom, 2 guest cloakrooms, utility room. Amenities: Large south facing private garden, double garage, basement storage.

£12,800,000 Freehold

Rosy Khalastchy rosy@beauchamp.com +44 (0)20 7722 9793

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H OT L I S T

Hot list

What to see and do this month | words by Naomi Misquita-Rice

MUSIC

Janelle Monáe

11-12 Sep | Roundhouse Fans rejoice, the pint-sized queen of machine is heading to London’s Roundhouse for two nights in light of her new album Dirty Computer. You’ll have seen the headlines about her; you might even have noticed her stellar acting in films such as Hidden Figures and Moonlight. But from a creative point of view, music is where it all began for Monáe. Live, her signature blend of hip hop, soul, funk and new wave, teamed with elaborate costumes and political lyrics is sure to deliver a dazzling punch. Computer says: Go! But you better be quick – we expect this one to sell out fast.

Chalk Farm Road, NW1 (0300 6789 222; roundhouse.org.uk)

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FESTIVAL

Festival of Ideas

07-16 Sep Royal Academy The Festival of Ideas brings together great minds in the fields of art, architecture, literature, design, film and music for a 10-day festival held in the Benjamin West Lecture Theatre and Clore Learning Centre, part of the RA’s newly expanded campus. The inspiring line-up includes thought-provoking interviews and panel discussions with a diverse range of innovators, such as musician and artist Goldie, Waterstones’ Children’s Laureate Lauren Child, artistic director of the English National Ballet Tamara Rojo and Man Booker Prize-winning novelist Howard Jacobson. And to keep mini culture vultures engaged, there are hands-on family workshops including interactive storytelling and animal life drawing. Burlington House, W1J (020 7300 8090; royalacademy.org.uk)

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Tribal Art London

05-08 Sep | Mall Galleries Do you have a lonely looking gap somewhere on the wall or a shelf that’s screaming for some attention? If the answer is yes, you could certainly benefit from investing in a piece to display from this eclectically fascinating art fair, which offers fine tribal art for sale that is sourced from all over the globe. Held annually, this is the only fair of its kind in the UK and it offers a hugely diverse range of works. This year, two areas of collecting will be a particular focus: African art associated with ceremonial use and Oceanian art. Let the treasure hunt begin! The Mall, SW1Y (07939 166148; tribalartlondon.com)

THEATRE

The Outsider (L’Étranger)

14 Sep-13 Oct Print Room at the Coronet Many will already know Albert Camus’ 1942 absurdist tale of the human condition, in which a man who doesn’t fit society’s norms commits a murder. The Booker Prize-winning author Ben Okri’s adaptation of this pillar of modern literature is the first major UK production of the story and is performed in the intimate surroundings of the Coronet’s Print Room. Expect profound philosophical themes and lashings of wry humour. 103 Notting Hill Gate, W11 (020 3642 6606; the-print-room.org)

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How The Light Gets In

22-23 Sep | Kenwood House Billed as “a playground for the soul”, this music and philosophy festival is set in the grounds of Kenwood House. The programme includes debates and talks on science, ethics, art, politics and language, with speakers such as cognitive scientist Steven Pinker, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Gerard ’t Hooft and Kurdish rights activist Elif Sarican. In between the intellectual stuff there will be live music and comedy acts to entertain you, as well as courses from the IAI Academy (Institute of Art and Ideas). Intrigued? You should be.

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FESTIVAL

Open House London

22-23 Sep | Various locations This year, the world’s largest architecture festival graces the streets of London for its 26th consecutive year. With access to more than 800 buildings as well as a brimming programme of walks, talks and architect-led tours across every single London borough, there’s sure to be something right up your street – and it’s all free. From open homes, factories, landmarks and other buildings to family-friendly and creative activities, the handy accompanying app lets you locate nearby events, create itineraries and save your favourites. Top of our must-see list is Here East’s intriguing sounding Day-Glo ‘fun palace’.

21 Sep-19 Jan | Noël Coward Theatre Matthew Lopez’s epic play, which spans generations and interlinking lives, transfers to the West End following a sold-out run at the Young Vic. Inspired by E.M. Forster’s novel Howards End, the gripping show about New York’s post-AIDS generation is directed by multi-Olivier Award winner Stephen Daldry and has been hailed as a modern classic, “spiced with mischief and teeming with incident”. The play comprises two parts – you can see each part on separate evenings or both on the same day. Here at Fabric Towers, we prefer the option of binge-watching, just as you would a brilliant box set. 85-88 St Martin’s Lane, WC2N (0844 482 5120; inheritanceplay.com)

The Royal Parks will kick off its 11th half marathon this coming autumn, on Sunday 14 October. The Royal Parks Half Marathon, presented by Royal Bank of Canada is a stunning 13.1 mile route passing through some of the Capital’s most world-famous landmarks and four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St. James’s Park and Kensington Gardens. Even if you aren’t running, there is still an opportunity to get involved. Stop by The Royal Parks’ official tent – affectionately named Team Squirrel – between 7:3010:30am to make a supporter’s banner (you’ll find the tent in the race festival site on the South Carriage Drive football pitches). Then take your enthusiasm out to the course and join other supporters at the cheer point on Serpentine Road (in between the public toilets and the Serpentine Bar and Kitchen). 16,000 runners will whizz by on a mission to complete central London’s most beautiful running race. To find out more, visit royalparkshalf.com The Royal Parks is the charity that cares for 5,000 acres of glorious Royal parkland and 500 years of history in the heart of our capital city. Every year 77 million visitors enjoy eight of London’s largest open spaces, including Hyde Park, The Green Park, Richmond Park, Greenwich Park, St. James’s Park, Bushy Park, The Regent’s Park and Kensington Gardens. Registered charity no. 1172042.

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Bespoke Architecture and Interiors McLaren.Excell has won the ‘House of the Year’ Award at the Architects’ Journal Retrofit Awards with their project for a family home in London Joining a list of internationally renowned architects, it has also been short listed for the Architectural Review House Award 2018 against worldwide competition. The directors and practice are passionate about what they do and invest great energy in delivering projects which are beautifully conceived and finely crafted. McLaren.Excell respond to their clients’ needs by designing projects in an extremely intimate and hands-on manner, collaborating with a close team of consultants and contractors. They believe successful buildings are not solely the result of just good architects; a good client relationship is central to both the philosophy and success of their practice. Luke McLaren says: ‘an enjoyable working relationship is critical for any project to achieve its potential’. They realise that for most people, the development of a building is one of the biggest investments they will make in their lifetime. As a practice, they strive to deliver well-crafted and conceptually clear buildings and interiors. Every project they encounter is unique and their way of working begins with close observation of the existing condition. They are interested in creating a distinctive aesthetic that is contemporary in its proportions and detail while drawing on a language of craftsmanship and understanding of materials. The work evolves through a careful process, in which each decision is the result of rigorous research into the treatment of light, space, surface and material.

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INTERVIEW

Photography Lewis Khan Styling Holly Ounstead Hair Narad Kutowaroo Make up Christabel Draffin

Putting it out there For Elarica Johnson, success has a lot to do with the power of positive thinking, coupled with a big dose of patience. We caught up to discover the lowdown on her latest role Words Liz Skone James

E Elarica wears, left: suit by WtR Above: dress by Lesley de Freitas

larica Johnson is keen to assure me that her hair does not define her. “I love my hair, but I am not my hair,” she explains. Whether or not that is true, as well as contributing to her striking model looks, her tightly curled do, a legacy of her half Jamaican and half Irish heritage, makes her instantly recognisable. No bad thing for a performer. You’ll probably know her best from her role as ill-fated supermodel Lula Landry in the first series of crime drama Strike, adapted from J.K. Rowling’s Cormoran Strike novels (written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith). She obviously has some sort of affinity with the Scottish author, because her big screen break came back in 2009 when she took a small part in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Strike was, she says, a great job, and one she was excited to accept, despite ‘murdered supermodel’ not being one of her top five dream roles. There is an actual list, a fact she reveals early on in our chat – and then becomes a little flustered when I ask her what exactly is on it. “OK, so I have a prostitute, a strong mother, a drug addict, a superhero and a vampire,” she admits, shyly, adding, “I think that all of those roles would challenge me in some way.” In fact, she has just ticked vampire off the list. This month sees her appearing as vampire Juliette Durand in Sky One’s A Discovery of Witches. The series follows a historian and reluctant witch (played by Teresa Palmer) whose life is changed when she discovers a magical manuscript and a vampire professor (played by Matthew Goode) in Oxford’s Bodleian Library, and is based on the novel of the same fabricmagazine.co.uk

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“It is difficult, because this is a job where you have to perform to get where you would like, but you have to wait for the jobs to come along… There is a lot of waiting for things to happen”

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name by Deborah Harkness (from her All Souls trilogy). If supernatural stories aren’t usually your bag, don’t stop reading just yet – I’m told this particular show promises wider appeal. Elarica describes the drama as “a love story with a lot of gore”, telling me that there is “biting and fighting and violence of sorts”. It is though, at its heart, a love story. “The relationship between the two lead characters is really beautiful to follow – it is just set in a supernatural world really,” she surmises. When asked how she thinks the series will be received, Elarica says, “I am putting it out into the universe that it will do very well. I feel like we already have a positive energy around the show because of the books.” She goes on to explain that she believes strongly in the power of affirmations and positive thought. “I just started doing it a couple of years ago: if I say that something is going to happen, it might not actually happen, but something semi close to it does tend to happen,” she grins. Interestingly, positivity doesn’t seem to come naturally to her. When I ask what she considers to be her biggest achievement, she struggles to answer. “It takes a lot for me to look at something and admit that I have done really well,” she explains. “I think the biggest achievement is me continuing to stay focused, and pushing.” Indeed, she attributes any success to date to this focus: “Every day, there is something that I do that helps me with learning my craft. Whether that is reading scripts, auditioning… even watching and learning from other actors, then that is all me working on what I do. I always think that if you put the work in, you get it out.” Elarica cannot imagine a world where she is not acting: “I was a child who knew,” she shrugs. “At, like, six or seven I watched Annie at the theatre and I just knew from that moment that I wanted to act.” She describes the thrill of being in the theatre, and how she longed to be a part of it. “To play a character, and have these people in front of me and to make them believe that I was that person… that was a challenge that appealed,” she explains. She went on to attend The BRIT School, and briefly considered singing as a career path, but her ambitions were short-lived: “I was

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there at the same time as Adele and Jessie J, and I thought, OK, I am never going to be a singer now…” she laughs. Having made the decision to focus on acting, she took her debut roles on the stage. “I remember the first time doing a show. I enjoyed it so, so much, and it felt like nothing I had ever done before,” she grins. “That is where I trained, and where I began, and I felt very at home in a theatre. But I recall making a decision with my agent, where I was like, OK, are we going to push for stage or screen, or focus on both. And we decided to focus on the one, which was screen, and then to maybe come back to theatre afterwards.” It has, by all accounts, been a good decision. Recent parts include a role playing alongside Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in the much-anticipated Blade Runner 2049 and a part in How to Talk to Girls at Parties with Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman and Ruth Wilson, which premiered to critical acclaim at Cannes 2017 and was nominated for the Queer Palm. And there is more in the pipeline, notably an appearance in a film called Six Days of Sistine, which she describes as “quite arthouse in vibe”. Going on to explain that: “It doesn’t have much dialogue in it, and involves a lot of poetry, which was really quite fun to shoot. We had two weeks of shooting – a lot of patience was required, because there were a lot of still moments.” Patience (“with myself, with the world, with the industry”) is, she says, one of the most important things she has learnt through work. And it hasn’t been easy, because she is the first to admit that she finds it hard to keep still, describing herself as a “wriggly” person. “It is difficult, because this is a job where you have to perform to get where you would like, but you have to wait for the jobs to come along. Or you have to write the scripts, or whatever it is. There is a lot of waiting for things to happen,” she sighs. Even when she is working, she finds it hard not to be thinking about and plotting the next step: “I will get a job and be so happy on it, and when it is coming to an end, I will get this little tickle in my tummy, thinking, what’s next?” she laughs. Right now she is putting that patience into practice, reading scripts, going out to audition for parts and generally


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putting it out there in the universe that: “Something big and shiny that really pushes me is on the horizon.” And as proud as she is of her achievements, she is definitely hungry for bigger and better things: “I could definitely do a lot more in my career,” she tells me. “And I’m hoping that it really picks up at some point, to the extent that I can pick and choose what I really want to do and who I really want to play.” What if it doesn’t? “I’ll just have loads of kids, and adopt and foster, and just be a big mumma,” she laughs. Joking aside, family is very important to Elarica, and she admits that having to travel for work means she misses out on a lot. So however frustrating downtime might be, it does give her the opportunity to revel in just: “Being with the people that I love in that good space.” For Elarica, that good space is London, the place where she was born. She waxes lyrical about her hometown, telling me: “The vibe and the energy of London, you can’t get that anywhere else. And I will stick by that, and if they don’t believe me, whoever is reading this, they need to get in contact and I will show them around and they will see how wonderful it is.” Now there’s an invitation… A Discovery of Witches begins on 14 September 46

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FA B R I C P R O M OT I O N

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What’s involved? All screenings begin with an initial GP consultation to establish your medical history, family history, lifestyle and any concerns. This is followed by a comprehensive examination and blood tests. These include testing the function of major organs, such as the kidneys and liver, as well as checking for anaemia, diabetes, thyroid function, vitamin D levels and cholesterol. Blood tests to screen for bowel cancer, as well as prostate cancer in men and breast and ovarian cancer in women, are also included. Some packages include scans – in these cases, the benefits and risks of each investigation are carefully weighed up so that screening is tailored to individual needs. GP MOT Health Screen (£495)

A 60-minute comprehensive consultation, including physical examination and pre-assessment for diagnostic tests, plus a 30-minute follow-up consultation and written report.

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Style& wellbeing FA B R I C R E C O M M E N D S

Chop-Chop I love that you only need to check in for Eurostar half an hour before departure, yet I always seem to find myself with time to kill in the departure lounge (the need to allow plenty of contingency time when travelling was drilled into me by the least laid back of parents). So it is with great excitement that, having passed through security, I discover Chop-Chop’s latest pop-up. Offering 20-minute appointments at £20 a pop, since it launched in Old Street earlier this year Chop-Chop has gained a reputation for luxury on-the-go hair styling and cutting. I grab a coffee and a magazine then stick my head into the salon pod to enquire about walk in availability. I’m in luck, and seconds later I’m settling into the chair in preparation for my transformation. I’ve never been brave enough to try a dry cut before, though I’ve often thought that as a method it makes much more sense, after all, how can a stylist see exactly what your hair is like wet? And reviews of Chop-Chop’s service have been unanimously good, so I don’t have to think twice about giving it a go (I’ve been struggling to find time for a salon appointment for weeks and I’m keen to look good for an appointment in Paris later that evening). My stylist is chatty and interesting, and in the blink of an eye the cut is finished. It’s quiet so she offers to curl my poker straight do for free. This really is shaping up to be a good day. Half an hour later I’m seated on the train, admiring my new hair reflected in the window. Chop-Chop is a brilliant concept, I’m only sorry I didn’t try one of the other pop-ups sooner. LSJ Chop-Chop can currently be found at Old Street Station, opposite Urban Outfitters in Westfield and in the Eurostar departures lounge at St. Pancras International. For more information, and to book, see chopchoplondon.com

Don’t miss: Paradise Now If the feel of sand between your toes is already a distant memory, fear not: a 30-minute visit to Bompas & Parr’s latest installation promises to leave you feeling like you’ve just returned from a week-long holiday. Running from 7-15 September at Eccleston Yards, Paradise Now is billed as London’s first wellbeing playground/a free urban outdoor spa. At its centre a monumental pink waterfall will allow guests to ‘bathe’ in mist enriched with energising minerals and extracts of raspberry leaf, aloe vera, chamomile and citrus. Dunes of vitamin-infused, aromatherapy-scented pebbles will be used to create an immersive meditation zone, whilst a perpetual sunset comes in the form of an infrared light installation designed to boost endorphins and metabolism, and stimulate vitamin D production. Even a trip to the bar will do you the world of good – London’s apparently nutrient-rich rainwater has been collected and filtered to be used in water infusions and water-based cocktails served by Water Sommeliers. No, you’re not dreaming – this is well worth the trip to Belgravia. For more information, visit ecclestonyards.com 48

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Wear this: Alice Acreman We love local, so it was with much glee that we discovered north Londoner Alice Acreman and her beautiful silks. Individual and unique, artist Alice’s delicate hand-painted botanical designs are inspired by the infinite complexities of nature. Each is digitally printed on to the finest silk and hand finished to become a wearable piece of art. And, as summer turns to autumn and fashion thoughts turn to layering, we think that an Alice Acreman original scarf makes an excellent addition to any wardrobe. aliceacremansilks.com

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The Garuda Pilates Studio They say you’re either a Pilates or a yoga person, but at Garuda’s north London studio, you can be the best of both. Walking through the studio’s leafy front garden, I feel like I’ve stumbled across a hidden gem. The spacious yet comfortable studio offers classes and personal training in Pilates, yoga and their namesake method, Garuda, a blend of the two disciplines. It combines yoga’s spirituality, controlled breathing (pranayama) and sitting postures, with the core strength and focus of Pilates. In a one-to-one session, my teacher Juliana explains that where normal Pilates is linear, this hybrid method encourages twisting and flowing. You can choose between mat-based classes held in the airy studio space (complete with original stained-glass windows) or classes using the Garuda

apparatus. I opt for trying out this trademarked apparatus, which builds on traditional Pilates equipment like the reformer. It’s much bigger, but don’t let the sheer size of it intimidate you. Although this is my first session, with the guiding hands of Juliana, I soon discover how versatile it can be. A personal training session is the best way to get started, and even recovering from an injury, I can feel the benefits as Juliana adapts the exercises to suit my body. Whether you’re a yoga or Pilates regular, or simply want to try something a bit different, Garuda’s creative sequences and seamless movements may well be the exercise you’ve been looking for. It’s certainly a place where you can leave the outside world – along with your shoes – at the front door. EV 26-28 Finchley Road, NW8 (020 7483 4644; thegaruda.net)

We think we’ve found the answer to stray greys, and no, it’s not six-weekly dye jobs. Celebrity hairdresser Patrick Alès launched PHYTO, a natural, botanical haircare brand back in the 1960s after noticing that chemicallyladen products were taking a serious toll on his clients’ hair. In the intervening years the brand has become a cult favourite, with customers fawning over products like the PHYTO 7 day cream for hair. And now a new hero has been born: PHYTO RE30 bills itself as the first anti-grey hair treatment. It’s claimed that revolutionary technology (that was six years in the making) is able to boost melanin synthesis while protecting from future depigmentation. Sounds too good to be true, but we’ve been road testing it for three weeks and swear that the greys are somehow diminishing. Though maybe it’s time for an eye test… £49 (phyto-haircare.co.uk)

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FOOD& DRINK

H OT TA B L E

Food&Drink

Cora Pearl

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Parental responsibilities mean that we don’t get out much these days, at least not together. And when we do, we generally don’t venture into the West End, so I’m at a bit of a loss to know where to take hubby for pre-birthday dinner drinks. We wander around aimlessly, feeling uninspired, and then an unexpected downpour drenches us, so we call time on the drinks mission and head straight for the restaurant. Goodness knows why we didn’t think of that in the first place… Cora Pearl has been open for just a week when we visit, but anticipation has been building for months (it’s from the team behind the diminutive Kitty Fisher’s, which opened in Shepherds Market in late 2014 and quickly garnered a following of foodies and a well-earned reputation for being oh so cool). Just like Kitty Fisher’s, Cora Pearl is named after one of Europe’s most famous courtesans, and its sumptuous interiors – parquet floors, dark textiles, tarnished mirrors and vintage lights – are inspired by her demi-monde lifestyle. The kitchen is headed up by Kitty’s head chef George Barson, who is now overseeing both restaurants, so we know we’re in safe hands. I’ve been told by those in the know that we can’t not try the chips, and I always obey instructions (though I can’t help thinking that those on my neighbours’ table look underwhelming). We start, though, with a serving of bread with yeasted butter (curious but definitely delicious) and a cocktail apiece while we peruse the menu. Both bode well for what is to come. Each dish is beautifully presented, with perfectly balanced flavours. For me, an opening act of tomatoes with creamy goat’s curd is followed by fish stew with croutons (although cheese on toast would be a better moniker for the crispy toasts topped with mounds of cheese – I’m in heaven); while hubby tucks into the king of all cheese and ham toasties, and then a gorgeous pork dish. And the chips, oh my… Chunky but crispy all the way through, they are the holy grail of fries. I’ve been dreaming of them ever since. It would be hard for dessert to compete, but it makes a valiant effort – we share a coffee and cardamom sponge with milk sorbet and lick the plate clean. Cora promised to delight and she delivered – we feel smug at being among the first to sample her wares, and will be back. 30 Henrietta Street, WC2E (020 7324 7722; corapearl.co.uk)

West Hampstead already has more than its fair share of cool drinking dens – think The Alice House, The Gallery and Bobby Fitzpatrick – so it feels almost greedy for it to be laying claim to another. We’re not complaining though… Described by owners Will Partridge (Kilburn Ironworks) and Chris Dennis (Sovereign Loss, Disrepute) as a neighbourhood bar with a real focus on drinks, Heads + Tails will launch later this month on the former site of nightclub Lately. We’re told that the ground floor bar (Heads)

will be bright and airy, with a beautiful garden, matched by a menu of refreshing cocktails, lighter and low-alcohol drinks and an extensive wine and beer list. In contrast, the basement bar (Tails) promises to be a low-lit, atmospheric space filled with warm wood and rich colour, and a menu focusing on a heady mix of bourbon, whisky and rum based cocktails – perfect for continuing the night into the wee hours. 175 West End Lane, NW6 (020 7666 7777; headsandtails.bar)

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LO N D O N F O O D I E

Joo Won Head Chef Galvin at Windows

When I was a child I wanted to be… a scientist, insect expert, robot operator and a poet – I lacked focus! The first thing I cooked was… dashi broth and fried seafood dumplings, aged 10. I was home alone with my younger cousin. I made the broth from just a memory of taste. Later my mum tried it and she said it was really good (I still think she just said that to make me feel better). My fail safe dinner party menu is… a selection of nibbles laid out on the table to start, to be enjoyed with drinks. Afterwards, a big fat rib eye on the bone (it’s really easy to roast: as soon as your guests arrive put it in the oven for 10 minutes at 200°C, reduce to 160°C for the next 15 mins, then turn down to 80°C and leave until ready to serve). Serve it simply with fried mushrooms and spinach. To make a quick sauce, add some ketchup, mustard and Worcestershire sauce into dripping oils, along with juice from the meat. It’s such an easy meal, you can enjoy a drink and a chat with guests without needing to spend hours in the kitchen. My last meal on earth would be… an omakase tasting menu of sushi and sashimi. Simply translated, it means: “Chef, I’m in your hands”. My favourite London restaurant is… Cafe East at Surrey Quays, it’s the best Vietnamese I’ve found here. Until the end of this month, Joo Won is offering a special Korean inspired tasting menu, which runs alongside the restaurant’s normal offering. 22 Park Lane, W1K (020 7208 4021; galvinatwindows.com)

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Tish delish If you haven’t made it to Belsize Park’s newest opening yet, what are you waiting for? Contemporary kosher restaurant and bar Tish offers an all-day menu of European cuisine to be enjoyed in the beautiful dining room (complete with soaring 15-foot ceiling, mint green panelled walls, and a cream and green checkerboard terrazzo-style floor), at the bar, or on the stunning al fresco terrace

(the best spot to enjoy a final fling with summer). Start your day with challah French toast, served with pear compote and maple syrup; tuck into chicken soup with kneidlach for lunch; and feast on a dinner of dryaged rib eye steak with truffle chips and field mushrooms, all prepared by head chef John Ellison (previously at Bob Bob Ricard and The Club at the Ivy) and his talented team in an open-plan kitchen set under

a dramatic copper canopy. We particularly love the special prix fixe Friday night dinners and Saturday lunches – they provide an opportunity to enjoy a delicious feast with family and friends whilst observing Shabbat, disconnecting from phones and unplugging from technology. There’s nothing better. 196 Haverstock Hill, NW3 (020 7431 3828; tish.london)

Bengali brilliance September might not bring an Indian summer (and frankly, after July and August’s searing temperatures, we’re ready for a little autumnal chill) but it does promise authentic Indian flavour, with the much-anticipated opening of Little Kolkata in Covent Garden. After moving to Britain in 2006, Prabir Chattopadhyay found himself longing for a taste of home and started using his favourite traditional spices and ingredients to create Bengali-style feasts for friends. After teaming up with business partner Biswajit Deb Das, dinner parties became sell-out supper clubs, and now, a permanent restaurant on Shelton Street – further proof that there’s never been a more exciting time for foodies in Covent Garden. As a nod to Prabir’s upbringing in Kolkata and Biswajit’s ancestral roots in Bangladesh, the menu encompasses a range of Calcuttan and Bengali specialities including macher cutlet (cod served with a typical Calcuttan mustard sauce), as well as the rather special chicken liver with Bengali spices,

served with truffle paratha. The sweet toothed are catered for with a decadent dessert menu – the cardamom coffee brownie with rose ice cream is inspired by the famous Kolkata patisserie, Flurys. And a signature cocktail list pays homage to Indian cookery with the likes of Saffron Spritz. It’s guaranteed to beat your average tikka masala takeaway. 51-53 Shelton Street, WC2H (07712 124868; littlekolkata.co.uk)


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Book this: Tower of London Food Festival

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Inspired by her Japanese roots, London blogger and food photographer Sara Kiyo Popowa started making her husband healthy bento to rescue him from sad office sandwiches, sharing her creations on Instagram. She soon amassed a following and Shiso Delicious was born. This month sees the launch of her first book, Bento Power: Brilliantly Balanced Lunchbox Recipes (20 September, £18.99, Kyle Books). We asked Sara to share a favourite recipe from the book: “I ate soo many instant noodle meals as a university student – back then I had no idea I could make my own, wholesome version in minutes!” she says. “Thin dry rice vermicelli rehydrates quickly in hot water, so just place them dry in a heatproof container, add a delicious miso paste and ginger soup base, plus raw veggies (you can use any veggie as long as it’s sliced thin or grated). When you’re ready to eat, it’s just like the original – pour boiling hot water over, wait a few minutes, then slurp down your warm instant noodle soup.” Ingredients

1/2 nest (50–75g) dry rice vermicelli a handful of salad greens, like rocket, watercress or baby spinach 1/2 small carrot, grated a small piece of red cabbage, cut into thin slices 1 tbsp brown rice miso paste 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil 1 tbsp tamari 2cm piece fresh ginger, washed but not peeled, finely grated straight into your bento fresh chilli, sliced, or chilli flakes, to taste fresh coriander, to taste, optional a slice of lime, to serve, optional

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Use a leak-proof box, or a repurposed jar with a lid for this bento. Break a whole, dry nest of noodles in half (over your sink, as pieces will fly everywhere!), then jam one half into your container together with the rest of the ingredients. No need to arrange neatly for this bento! Close tightly and pack your container in a bento bag or furoshiki with a fork or chopsticks.

To serve, remove the lime slice, if using, pour boiling water over to submerge the ingredients, close the lid, leave for 5 minutes or a little more, then open, squeeze the lime over and eat.

Tip Meal prep a few Busy Days Instant Noodle Bentos and keep ready to go in the fridge. Less perishable veggies like carrot, cabbage and broccoli are best used for this, salad greens and herbs can be added on the day. Cubed firm tofu or cooked beans are both great added to your bento as a protein boost.

An iconic London location is the setting for the hottest foodie tickets in town this month; between 7-9 September, the Tower of London will play host to an exciting food festival, promising fun for the whole family. On the menu for the weekend, alongside a host of exciting street food vendors and pop-up bars – plus stalls from over 100 hand-picked artisan producers – there’ll be cooking demos from the likes of Michel Roux Jr. and Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain; hands-on masterclasses in everything from naked cake decorating to mixing gin cocktails; pattiserie workshops from Le Cordon Bleu and plenty of fun and games to keep kids of all ages entertained. We’re most excited about a secret supper club being hosted by Melissa Hemsley in the Tower’s moat on the Saturday evening, which promises to be unforgettable. For details and to book tickets, visit hrpfoodfestivals.com/ tower-of-london or call 0844 581 1366

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FABRIC PROMOTION

MY WILL… MY WAY! Are you putting off making or updating your will? Suzanna Baker, Solicitor at Osbornes Law gives you six reasons why you should make a will to protect your loved ones in the future Reason One. “My spouse/civil partner will get everything anyway, right?” Wrong. If you are married (and have children), your spouse will only be entitled to the first £250,000 of your estate, your personal possessions (your car, jewellery etc.) and half of the remainder of your estate. So if you want to ensure your spouse is adequately provided for (i.e. leave all of your estate to them) you must state this in your will. Reason Two. Soon to be ex-spouse or civil partner You may be separated, but not yet divorced from your spouse. In this scenario (unless you have a judicial separation), your spouse would still benefit from your estate. Therefore, if this is not your wish, it is essential to formally record this by making a will. Reason Three. I’ve lived with my partner for years That may be the case, but if you do not make a valid will, your estate will pass to your descendants in a strict order determined by the rules of intestacy. This may not be appropriate or what you would want to happen within your

family set-up, especially as these rules do not include a cohabitant or long-term partner. The initial order of those entitled to your estate will be your spouse or civil partner, children, parents, followed by your whole blood brothers and sisters, their descendants, and then your half brothers and sisters, and their descendants. Reason Four. The kids are alright You can appoint guardians for your young children in your will. This way, you get to choose who would look after them if the worst was to happen to you and your partner. Reason Five. Whiskers and tails If you are an animal lover, you can express a wish in your will about who you would like to look after your beloved pets. Reason Six. Peace of mind Leaving your affairs in a mess for your loved ones to deal with creates an added stress at an already difficult time. A will enables you to appoint responsible, trustworthy adults to be your executors so that they can deal with your assets on your death by simply following your wishes and instructions.

Osbornes is accredited under the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS). This kitemark highlights Osbornes’ expertise to deliver wills and Inheritance advice. For more information about making a will, contact Suzanna Baker on 020 7485 8811, suzanna.baker@osborneslaw.com Osborneslaw.com

Forthcoming Event – 19th September 2018 St. Stephen’s, Rosslyn Hill Laws of Nature & Laws of the Land – Can They Cohabit Happily in a Basement? Osbornes along with The Heath & Hampstead Society are holding a talk on basement excavations. Speaking will be leading Geologist Dr Michael De Freitas and Property Litigation Lawyer Shilpa Mathuradas. Find out more on Osborneslaw.com


TRAVEL NEWS

Travel news

Head for Hampshire To say that Heckfield Place has been much anticipated is something of an understatement – those in the know have been waiting for it to open since 2012. But this month it will finally open its doors to the first lucky guests. The 46-bedroom hotel is set within a lovingly restored Georgian home, located in 400 acres of secluded grounds. As well as providing a place for guests to enjoy a quiet stroll in the woods or a spot of boating on the lake, the estate encompasses walled gardens, a summer house, kitchen garden, greenhouses, a 500-tree orchard and even a farm, all of which will provide for Marle and Hearth, the two restaurants. And what restaurants… with Skye Gyngell on board as culinary director, the food philosophy celebrates season and place, using locally, biodynamically grown produce, cooked simply. And an intimate bar and a private cinema promise that evenings don’t have to end when the last of the dessert plates have been licked clean. An on-site spa, with five treatment rooms, steam and relaxation rooms and three studios completes the picture, making Heckfield Place the ultimate escape. General manager Olivia Richli says it best: “The house and grounds will offer an antidote to the modern world, where guests can connect with each other and to nature.” Rooms rates start from £350 per night. For more details, see heckfieldplace.com

Himalayan hideaway While, in the main, tourists describe their time in India as colourful and chaotic, away from the bustling cities it is a spiritual and life-affirming place. And there’s no better spot to experience that side of the country than at the newest hotel from the Roseate group, which opens at the beginning of next month. Their most exquisite yet, the luxury retreat is situated in Rishikesh, in the foothills of the Himalayas. Accommodation is provided in 16 rustically styled cottages, perched upon the riverbanks of the Ganges, each boasting its own private balcony affording panoramic views of the valley and woodlands surrounding the holy water. Immersed as it is in nature, the resort has been designed to rejuvenate, inspire and ground guests, and will offer a programme of river rafting, meditation and yoga, as well as bespoke beachside spa therapies. There’ll also be the opportunity to hike to nearby spots

of pilgrimage, or simply chill out beside the gorgeous infinity pool. Simply magical. Room rates from £360 per night. For more details, see roseatehotels.com/rishikesh/ theroseateganges

Vinous voyages How many of your favourite holiday memories are tied up with really great wines? Everybody knows that you can get a decent sauvignon blanc in the Marlborough region of New Zealand, bubbles are best from Champagne, and as far as Malbec goes, the Argentinians know their stuff, but how is your wine know-how beyond that? Wherever you are in the world, there are wineries that are worth visiting, vineyards that are ready to be explored and cellars packed with great bottles waiting to be drunk, but how do you know where they are? This month, Chris Losh, editor of drinks magazine Imbibe releases a travel book with a difference – his guide to the world’s must-visit wineries. Where To Drink Wine explores the classic destinations to drink the best wine in the world, among more than 30 countries and regions (and some 400 wineries), revealing hidden gems in well known wine country and celebrating emerging wine-producing locations. Don’t go away without it. Published 20 September, £22 (quadrille.com)

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fter a nine-hour flight sitting next to a lively 12-year-old, I’m desperate to get to our hotel. We’ve booked a few nights at The Westin Bayshore and it is a mercifully short cab ride from the airport. Located in Coal Harbour marina, close to Stanley Park and within walking distance from most of the major sights, we couldn’t ask for a better base, and after a long day of planes, trains and automobiles, the gorgeous views of water and greenery are very welcome indeed. We sit awhile watching the coastal traffic and seaplanes – a curiously mesmerising experience – and the comings and goings of the neighbourhood. A jogging track runs alongside the hotel: I’m not even vaguely tempted, but it is clearly well used. The good folk of Vancouver are obviously healthier than me – further evidenced in the hotel’s well-equipped gym and indoor and outdoor swimming pools. There’s also a regular programme of activities including the somewhat barmy-sounding Liquid Yoga. The foodie offerings are more to our taste. Amazing breakfasts are served daily in the H2 Rotisserie & Bar, overlooking the pool. On the menu are omelettes, fruit platters, smoked salmon bagels and more bacon and maple syrup than even my ravenous pre-teen can eat (though he makes a valiant effort), all served by incredibly friendly and knowledgeable staff, who offer us tips on what to do with our time in Vancouver. Following their advice, we start with a stroll through Stanley Park and a visit to the Vancouver Aquarium, before hailing a cab and making for Granville Island (granvilleisland.com). Once an industrial wasteland, the area is now an artistic and cultural hub, bustling with quirky independent shops and galleries. A huge public market is open here daily, with hundreds of stalls selling local produce, gourmet goodies and fresh seafood. All of which piques our appetite for dinner: we’ve been told that Forkhill House (forkhillhouse.com), which opened relatively recently, is not to be missed. An upmarket Irish bistro located close to the hotel, it has a reputation for serving hearty, wholesome food. It is all familiarly comforting, with top marks going to a sausage dish served with baked duchess potatoes, entitled Bang the Duchess! The name reflects the atmosphere here – the friendly Irish service makes for one of our best meals in Vancouver. It won’t come as a surprise to hear that the best way to get around this part of

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Captivated by Canada With its Rocky Mountains, Pacific coastline and endless forests, rivers and lakes, they say that wilderness is only a heartbeat away in British Columbia. But with just a few days to fill, why not make your focus more metropolitan, in the beautiful waterside cities of Vancouver and Victoria WOR DS BECKY POMFRET


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Canada is on the water, and after a couple of nights at The Westin, we hop on a ferry to Victoria, on Vancouver Island, choosing a relatively new route with V2V Vacations. You know the old adage about the journey being as important as the destination? We are genuinely disappointed when this one ends: super comfy seats, a full bar and restaurant menu and a witty and informative Captain’s commentary make for a memorable trip. Apparently dolphins, whales and seals are often spotted along the route; we aren’t lucky enough to spot any but we have a lot of fun looking out for them on the windswept top deck, before returning to our seats to enjoy some excellent local wine. Victoria is such a picturesque town that I find myself going a little Instagram crazy, snapping anything and everything in sight (sorry, not sorry). We are staying at the Magnolia Hotel & Spa, an award-winning boutique property tucked away on a quiet side street. The peaceful outside terrace is a beautiful setting for a restorative drink (try the refreshingly aromatic mint and ginger iced tea) before more exploring. We end up at local fish and chippie Red Fish Blue Fish (redfish-bluefish.com). Situated in an upcycled cargo container on the dock, it has quite the reputation and the queue is immense. It is well worth the wait though. Just how one small shack can serve such amazing food, to so many, only the ocean knows! The next morning we walk up to Beacon Hill Park. With the gardens here in full bloom it is breathtakingly beautiful (cue more pics of flowers I will never be able to name). We continue our wander up to Fisherman’s Wharf, where colourful little houseboats have been turned into quirky restaurants and shops. We treat ourselves to an ice cream before taking a scenic water taxi ride over to the other side of the harbour. All too soon it is time for our last supper. We’re after something special, and have been told that with its friendly service and sophisticated environment, 10 Acres (10acres.ca) should deliver. Fresh fish dishes are the house speciality, naturally, all served with seasonal vegetables grown on the restaurant’s own farm, and washed down with wine from Canada’s Okanagan Valley. It is a fine end to a wonderful trip. Both Vancouver and Victoria have been such a hit with all of us that we will almost certainly be back, next time for longer.

Left, clockwise from top: The Westin boasts a prime position overlooking Coal Harbour’s marina; a spacious room at the Magnolia Hotel & Spa; colourful scenes at Fisherman’s Wharf; the scenic crossing from Vancouver to Victoria; beautifully presented fare from 10 Acres; chic interiors and hearty Irish fare at Forkhill House; The Westin’s stunning outdoor pool Below, from top: Vancouver from the air; Stanley Park’s 6km sea wall; colourful autumnal scenes

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Interiors news Spotlight on: Elnaz Namaki Studio Holland Park-based interior designer Elnaz Namaki is launching a brand new furniture collection, Luuna, at this year’s London Design Fair. Beautifying some of the Capital’s finest homes since 2012, clients will already be familiar with the brand’s fashion-forward flair. The eight-piece collection of mid-century inspired ergonomic and sculptural pieces offers textural loveliness, too, with organic shearling as its core material – cosy and luxe in equal measure. From £1,500 (elnaznamaki.com)

Above: the Stellar Living bench has a distinctively striped upholstered seat in curly Merino shearling Left: the sinuous Eclipse sofa comfortably seats four

Her dark materials

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The most unexpected collaborations are often the most exciting: Roger Oates Design, renowned makers of rugs and runners in signature stripes, meets Abigail Ahern, the designer best known for her dark and earthy flora and fauna. Ahern’s capsule flatweave collection offers a sultry colourway, adding a new depth and tone to the parallel lines – a distinctly moodier palette that’s perfect for autumn 2018. £129 per linear metre

That back-to-school feeling is a September staple, which is why this month we’re looking forward to the UK release of Scribe, a stylish contemporary desk by Italian brand, Alivar. Designed by Giuseppe Bavuso, the desk harks back to simpler, pre-tech times, offering a romantic take on the joy of writing by hand. From its hide-covered top to its integrated secret compartment, its exquisite craftsmanship comes top of the class. From £4,725.50, for enquiries, contact Barbara Lisi: barbara@alivar.com (alivar.com)

(020 7351 2288; rogeroates.com)

West meets East Hotly tipped as ones to watch at this year’s London Design Fair, Hi Thanks Bye are a Toronto-based design duo. Stein Wang and Topher Kong focus on the meaning of furniture and interior space in modern living, and will be bringing their debut collection to the Capital this month. Their sculptural powder-coated furniture pieces take inspiration from Canadian landscapes fused with a Chinese aesthetic. (hithanksbye.com; londondesignfair.co.uk)

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THE ART OF CRAFT AT HEXAGON CLASSIC DESIGN The sensual, sinuous curves of Matthew Chambers’ ceramics take centre stage at the gallery’s latest exhibition Hexagon Classic Design is a destination gallery in north London created by Racheline Michaels. It brings together a

stunning selection of thoughtfully chosen pieces of furniture, tactile ceramics, statement lighting and beautifully designed homeware. This exquisitely curated space, next to her husband’s classic car showroom, reflects the owner’s love of natural materials and her background in interior design. Racheline has been designing homes for more than 35 years. Her preference is to work with stone, wood, concrete, plaster, chalk, linen and natural fibres. She uses these textures as a canvas to which she adds exquisite furniture and ceramics from her wide range of international artists and suppliers which she shows at the gallery. Her belief is that classic and contemporary design are complementary and that the synergy between the past and the present allows interiors to grow organically and

uniquely. Racheline likes to give her clients the confidence to add pieces to reflect their taste to an already highly considered space. Ceramics are Racheline’s great passion, and the latest exhibition at Hexagon Classic Design showcases the work of an impressive talent, Matthew Chambers. Racheline met Chambers at his Masters Degree Show at the Royal College of Art in 2004, where she purchased four pieces of his work. Over the past 14 years, Chambers has gained international recognition and won a number of awards; his work has been acquired by many museums, including the National Museums Scotland and Musée National de Céramique de Sèvres. Chambers’ sculpture has evolved during the course of his career: simplicity of form has developed over time into something more complex in pattern, where internal layers have multiplied, become tighter and generally enclosed inside each piece. “This

show is about breaking this focus, paring back the pattern and going back to my roots,” explains Chambers. “I’m once again drawing on my base inspiration – a love of Barbara Hepworth’s work and the simple and organic forms that helped trigger my creative process. I find myself exploring the idea of less is more and looking at ways that a certain simplicity in form can create its own special harmony.” The highly polished finish of many of the works in this exhibition emphasises the sculptures’ sinuous curves and contours and enhances the effects of light and shadow. And for the first time, each large piece will sit on its own wooden base, giving the work greater presence. Chambers’ sculptural work will be exhibited alongside paintings by Peter Seal, courtesy of Anthony Hepworth Fine Art Dealers Ltd, from 16 October to 11 December.

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There’ll be catwalk inspiration aplenty this September as the Capital welcomes Fashion Week, but where to store our new season purchases? If there’s one thing the sartorial set needs it’s smart storage: our interior spaces must adapt to the demands of our ever-increasing wardrobes. So let us indulge and start planning – with some expert tips – the dressing room of our dreams Words Ali Howard

There’s walk-in and then there’s walk-through. The bespoke north London dressing room above links the master bedroom to the en suite, seamlessly drawing the eye towards a centred free-standing bath and vanity unit beyond. Its design success is its symmetry, and in creating parallel walls of mirrored wardrobes, it successfully maximises on space, too. Circular fretwork detailing offers Deco appeal, while the full-length mirrored panels, front and back, allow for 360° dressing. The Heritage Wardrobe Company (020 3355 8575; theheritagewardrobecompany.com) Bespoke cabinetry is a must for the super-organised. This smartly ordered walk-in (right) offers calming effects the moment you step inside. Featuring decorative glass doors, integrated drawers with luxe fabric fronts and half-height hanging rails to ensure zero waste of space, it’s equally pleasing in both form and function. Little luxuries, such as full extension 60

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soft close Blumotion drawer runners, guarantee that getting dressed runs smoothly. Start the day as you mean to go on. Neatsmith (0800 1956 595; neatsmith.co.uk) The owners of the Kensington townhouse above were lucky enough to relinquish a bedroom space for a self-contained dressing room. Both minimalist in its perfectly flush bespoke joinery, and altogether luxurious in its rich aesthetic, the devil here is in the detail: antique bronze trim surrounds the wardrobes with a faux shagreen to each panel, while delicate horn handles from Ochre add an exotic finish. The central island, made from bamboo veneer, is laid in a parquetry sunburst design. Rebecca Hughes Interiors (020 8964 3457; rebeccahughesinteriors.com) This walk-in closet (top right) ensures the owner’s fabulous footwear takes centre stage in a wholly unique way. Custom made, the oversized ottoman doubles up as an informal storage unit, allowing quick and easy access while adding colour and interest to an otherwise neutral and minimalist interior. Sleek fitted wardrobes in earthy tones counter any hint of girliness, and modern artwork and a Moooi Heracleum pendant add contemporary glamour. Sigmar London (020 7751 5801; sigmarlondon.com)

This dazzling walk-in was designed to mimic a Christian Louboutin or Jimmy Choo showroom

A dazzling walk-in (middle) was designed to mimic a Christian Louboutin or Jimmy Choo showroom, such was the owner’s emphasis on storing and displaying treasured footwear. Its corridor of mirrored wardrobes leads to a wall of full-height bespoke shoe storage units, which have been dramatically backlit to create its unapologetically retail-like aesthetic. But the use of dark mahogany frames, echoed in other rooms of the home, adds a warmth you’ll only find in a residential space. Octagon Bespoke (020 8481 7500; octagonbespoke.com) A dedicated dressing area, which includes an integrated dressing table, a large centred island with deep drawers, and oodles of closet space is a luxury to aspire to. Multifunctional in its design, the clean lines of this elegant walk-in (right) belie its hidden storage. Every inch of vertical space is utilised with a nifty rolling library ladder to access smaller compartments, while clever planning around a window allows for natural light. A dressing room with a view. Neville Johnson (0161 873 8333; nevillejohnson.co.uk)

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INTERIORS This page: a large mirror beside the fireplace accentuates a sense of height in the sitting room, whilst a pair of green club chairs are used to introduce symmetry to the space

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Max de Rosee & Claire Sa This architect couple have brought a touch of the Left Bank to a light-filled laterally converted penthouse in Ladbroke Square WOR DS KA R E N H E A N E Y | P H OTO GRAP H Y A L E X JAMES

What made you fall in love with the penthouse? Claire and I love top floor flats because of the views and the feeling that you are above the city. There is a sense of privacy and light tends to be better. This flat overlooks a private square with huge trees, so we recognised its potential. We were excited at the opportunity to create lateral living; anyone who has experienced this finds it hard to go back to living with stairs! Although the existing interior was a mess, we felt with work it could feel very lateral, which is rare in London.

What state was it in when you bought it? It had been occupied by an older gentleman for over 40 years and was arranged as a four-bedroom flat with corridors. The floor-to-ceiling height was on the low side and it had a column in the middle of the sitting room; the lift shaft terminated on the half-landing below with a flight of stairs up to the front door. We knew what we had to do, but there were some pretty big steps to take in order to get there. fabricmagazine.co.uk

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What were the main challenges you faced during the renovation? Was there anything you wished you’d known before? Our works were ambitious for what, on the surface, seemed to be an interior fit-out. We essentially removed and rebuilt the roof. We extended the concrete lift shaft to the top floor and designed a new lift car. The new lift opening on the top floor had to be at 90 degrees to the openings on the floors below so it required a new, cantilevered lift mechanism. We also had to negotiate the purchase of some of the common parts so the lift door could open directly into the flat on the top floor. We split the building works into shell works and fit-out works and appointed two contractors for each part. Halfway through, the shell contractor went into administration, so we brought the fit-out contractor into the project much earlier than we were hoping for. We lost about six weeks as a result. The hardest thing was probably not disturbing the other residents in the block with our works. We agreed restricted hours for noisy works, but it meant the works took longer.

How did you reconfigure the apartment to make the most of the fabulous views? The flat has windows on both sides so there were lots of opportunities to use the views. We re-thought the layout to work more optimally with the windows. In the new layout there are fewer rooms, but they are more generous and each room has more windows. You’ve described the aesthetic as “Parisian art de vivre” – can you elaborate? How easy was it to channel this in a London interior? This is not a typical London interior at all: it is unique as it is a lateral space, it has views over rooftops, and it has an elevation full of full-height French windows. While we were designing it, we quite instinctively started looking at images of Parisian apartments for inspiration. We referred to their proportions and room dimensions to get the layout right. The challenge remained to make it feel appropriate for London, so we referenced certain Victorian details in the panelling, the skirtings, architraves and doors. Victorian detailing is austere relative to the more flamboyant Parisian interiors.

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What qualities did you look for when you were choosing materials and fittings in the apartment? Light, proportions and symmetry are elements we really enjoy and look to introduce into our interiors. We wanted to accentuate a sense of height through the proportions of things; you can see this on the tall pair of mirrors either side of the fireplace and on the proportions of the wall panelling. Pairs of objects, such as the green club chairs and lights, help reinforce the sense of symmetry. Having said that, in the living room, we wanted to counter the feeling of formality that often comes from symmetry, so we created a second seating area that feels more natural. As the background architecture was very pale, it was important to introduce strong colours in the fabrics and artwork, and flashes of texture in objects or pieces of furniture. We love natural materials because they look so timeless, and expressed these in the furniture designed by De Rosee Sa. What’s your favourite part of the apartment and why? I love the proportions of the sitting room with its two seating areas, fireplace and three large windows. And I get a thrill when walking across the black and white marble floor that we designed for the entrance lobby and lift car. It lifts my spirits every time. deroseesa.com

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XUL Belsize Park 33 Belsize Lane, NW3 XUL Hampstead Design Studio, Oriel Court, NW3 (020 7431 9014; info@ xularchitecture.co.uk)

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LIGHT-ENHANCING DESIGN Abundant natural light is at the heart of XUL Architecture’s designs for exceptional living, learning and playing spaces Natural light has a positive impact on spatial quality, wellbeing, productivity and creativity – and it’s right at the top of the list of people’s priorities when buying or building their family home. Which is why XUL Architecture has carried out extensive research into ways to bring more lifeenhancing light into building design.

Innovative design The company takes a creative approach to introducing more light into living spaces. A recent first floor extension project uses mirrors positioned at different angles to reflect light streaming in through a skylight – a configuration that doubles the perceived size of the skylight.

The interesting geometries of the bathroom’s high ceilings (1), with the angles highlighted by a strip of LED, add to the play of light in the extension. The light changes throughout the day in this room, creating beautiful patterns that are complemented by artificial light. A yellow steel beam provides a splash of colour against the neutral tiles, which is then recreated on the bedroom door. Reflections and patterns In XUL’s Hale Lane project, reflective materials are used in a different way. The two bespoke cone shaped skylights (2) are clad in stainless steel, which not only brings in more light, it also creates wonderful patterns. This innovative project won the 2017 Barnet Architecture Award, with the judges commenting on the use of glass and how “light was very well manipulated”. Hallways in terraced houses are often dark and narrow. On XUL’s Crittall Hall House project, the architects replaced a solid wall with a Crittall glass partition between the hallway and the living room (3). This stunning design feature provides noise insulation whilst visually connecting the spaces and brightening up what would otherwise be a dark entrance lobby.

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SENSATIONAL STORAGE SOLUTIONS Designed and crafted in London, Neatsmith’s bespoke wardrobes and built-in furniture minimise clutter and maximise style. This month a brand new, 4,000 sq ft flagship store will open on King’s Road in Chelsea September is the new January – an unofficial second New Year, if you will. With the summer nearly over and the new school term looming, it feels like a fresh start – a chance to get organised. As you put away the holiday clothes and start thinking about what to wear as the mornings become crisper and the nights draw in, it’s the perfect opportunity to rationalise your wardrobe. But why not take it one step further and create some bespoke storage? A space that organises your clothes and accessories in a way that works for you and your lifestyle. A fitted or a walk-in wardrobe can make day-to-day living much easier – being able to find what you want to wear, when you want to wear it takes the stress out of getting ready in the morning. Not only that, wellorganised storage removes clutter from the bedroom to create a more serene space. And it doesn’t have to stop there – why not create a separate, fully-fitted dressing room?

Neatsmith are experts in luxury storage. Established over a decade ago, the familyrun business is known for innovative design, specialising in bedroom and living room units, with an emphasis on hinged, sliding and walk-in wardrobes. The company employs a team of dedicated designers, cabinetmakers and fitters – it prides itself on quality. Throughout the installation process the highly skilled fitters will assure minimal disruption and superior service. Everything is made in the company’s north London factory and even the hinges come with a lifetime warranty. Unlike many manufacturers, Neatsmith doesn’t use standard size carcases, meaning designs are entirely bespoke and maximise storage. 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 woodgrains 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 useful accessories, from pull-out tie racks and shoe shelves to built-in laundry baskets and safes. 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 in 2017 and 2018. To see the craftsmanship for yourself, visit one of their showrooms in Finchley Road, Teddington, Brentwood and Hatch End or their brand new flagship store opening on the King’s Road in Chelsea this month. (0800 1956 595; neatsmith.co.uk)


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Area guide West Hampstead Looking to escape from today’s overwhelming culture of big chains and fast food restaurants without leaving London? We may have just the place for you… Loved for its sense of close-knit community, West Hampstead boasts a bustling high street teeming with independent cafés, bars and boutiques that will appeal to both locals and visitors alike. Architecturally, the area is the perfect combination of period charm and contemporary style, with a mix of grand redbrick semi-detached houses, beautiful Edwardian mansion blocks and tall Victorian terraces, alongside luxurious developments of modern apartments. Brilliant transport links into central London, along with access to Regent’s Park (to the south) and the greenery of Hampstead Heath (to the north), means that escaping is easy, though why you’d want to is beyond us Words Imogen Nichols Photography Kathy Anne Lim

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THE LITTLE B L AC K B O O K

Will Partridge Bar owner

Whilst Will might be new to the area in a business sense, with his new bar opening this month, he’s already very much at home here “If it’s a workday I’ll usually start off by catching up on emails over my morning coffee. Depending on the day’s meetings, I either go to Wired co. on Broadhurst Gardens or to Barista OTOS on Finchley Road. I’m friends with the owner, Tony, and they have some great food options if I end up staying until lunch. “If I’m not working I’ll often take my daughter to the soft play at The Sherriff Centre. The place is quite unusual but I love it – while she plays I can enjoy a coffee, buy some gifts or stationery and post any letters I have to send, all at the same time! If a haircut is also on my to-do list, I usually go to see Gary or Marcus at Esquire. “I love that Hampstead Heath is just a stone’s throw away. It’s a great spot to walk the dog, have a run or just enjoy a leisurely stroll with an ice cream! Most of the pubs around the Heath have great beer gardens too, so you’re spoilt for choice if you want a nice cold drink in the sunshine. Otherwise, my local of choice (when not in my own bar!) is The Gallery. Lizzie and all the staff there are really friendly and welcoming, and the drinks are always on-point. The place has a relaxed-yet-buzzy vibe to it and I usually see quite a few regulars in there. “Sarracino is one of my favourite dinner spots in the area; they serve delicious pizza and pasta. My girlfriend is Italian and gives the place her seal of approval, so they must be doing something right!” Will’s new bar, Heads + Tails opens this month at 175 West End Lane, NW6 (headsandtails.bar)

From the agents... “West Hampstead offers a vibrant atmosphere and a friendly community. It’s particularly lively on a Saturday with the Farmers’ Market outside West Hampstead Thameslink station, selling everything from baked goods to wine.” Dele Lawal, Benham & Reeves Residential Lettings

“Commute, community and café culture outline the appeal of West Hampstead. We continue to see interest from local first-time buyers, as well as families moving from central London looking for their forever home.” James Diaper, Savills

“With property ranging from elegant Edwardian mansion blocks to substantial Victorian houses, the area attracts a wide variety of residents, and with the outstanding transport links available I can see the location becoming even more desirable. There’s a great mix of shops, cafés and restaurants from West End Green along to Sherriff Road, and the weekly Farmers’ Market on Iverson Road is not to be missed!” Nick Reed, Day Morris

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Did you know? Before the railway station was built on West End Lane in the 18th century, West Hampstead was actually known as West End. It was renamed so that people didn’t get confused with the West End theatre district in central London! Unbelievably, before the development of the railway, the area was reportedly so quiet that residents may well have thought themselves in the West End, as they could often hear the striking of Big Ben.

Street hearts BROADHURST GARDENS

A number of independent restaurants and bars have made their home here, making it a lovely place to while away a weekend

CREDITON HILL

Some of West Hampstead’s most stunning houses, along with offstreet parking, make Crediton Hill top of the area’s property picks

WEST END LANE

With a vibrant independent café culture, and lovely boutiques lining this street, it is truly the beating heart of West Hampstead

Local heroes THE WET FISH, NW6 This bijou independent café by day, intimate brasserie by night, on West End Lane serves what its website refers to as “simple food cooked well”. With a slight leaning towards fish (though we’re reliably informed that the meat and veggie options are just as delicious), the restaurant was established in 2003 and has since carved a place for itself at the heart of West Hampstead life. The Wet Fish – a moniker that references the building’s previous life as a fishmonger – has a real creative feel to it, according to Chestertons’ Sam Gould, with owner-curated exhibitions and a monthly Music Dinner, showcasing artistic and musical talent, respectively. 242 West End Lane, NW6 (020 7443 9222; thewetfishcafe.co.uk) TANNIN & OAK, NW6 An independent wine shop with plenty of choice as well as friendly, approachable and knowledgeable staff, Tannin & Oak doubles as a wine bar in the evening and around once a month holds a special themed tasting event. The drinking spot is “perfect for a glass of wine with friends”, according to Annaleigh Tuvey at Dexters. Moreish cheese and charcuterie sharing platters are served with your drinks and you can also buy wines at a discount to take home – just remember, we can’t be held responsible for any excessive purchasing while under the influence! 278 West End Lane, NW6 (020 3795 4550; tanninandoak.com) WEST HAMPSTEAD FARMERS’ MARKET, NW6 A Saturday staple that’s open 10am-2pm, this popular farmers’ market offers all the usual treats: fresh fish, organic meat, poultry and dairy, as well as seasonal fruit and veg, plus an array of friendly, clued-up vendors. And if you get a little peckish while you’re perusing, the Mumbai Mix stall, a family-run Indian street food pop-up, has you covered – it’s a particular favourite with David Moreton, KFH, who warns, “Be prepared to queue!” West Hampstead Thameslink Station Forecourt, Iverson Road, NW6 (lfm.org.uk/markets/westhampstead) fabricmagazine.co.uk

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SUMATRA ROAD, NW6

Sitting pretty on one of the area’s most popular leafy streets, this five-bedroomed home has recently been refurbished to an exceptional standard. The interior blends contemporary style with a wealth of original features, including high ceilings and two fireplaces. The elegant living/dining room at the front of the house is flooded with light, thanks to a feature bay window and connects to a generously proportioned kitchen/breakfast room, which opens onto a landscaped rear garden. All the amenities of West End Lane and Mill Lane are just a stone’s throw away. Delightful. £1.495 million, Goldschmidt & Howland (020 7433 6868; g-h.co.uk)

Aston Chase astonchase.com Bargets bargets.co.uk Beauchamp Estates beauchamp.com Bective Leslie Marsh bective.co.uk Behr & Butchoff behrandbutchoff.com Benham and Reeves Residential Lettings brlets.co.uk Chancellors chancellors.co.uk Chestertons chestertons.com Day Morris daymorris.com Dexters dexters.co.uk Druce druce.com

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Glentree glentree.co.uk

If you’re looking for generous family accommodation, look no further than this West Hampstead gem. There’s light and space aplenty in this split-level three-bed maisonette, which spans the raised and lower ground floors of a magnificent period conversion. With a 20 ft kitchen/dining room and a 17 ft reception room, there’s bags of room for entertaining, plus a 37 ft secluded rear garden. A cute location close to restaurants, bars and shops and excellent access to public transport adds to its considerable appeal. £1.3 million, Parkheath (020 7794 7111; parkheath.com)

Godfrey & Barr godfreyandbarr.com Goldschmidt & Howland g-h.co.uk Hamptons hamptons.co.uk Heathgate heathgate.com Jeremy James & Company jeremy-james.co.uk Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward kfh.co.uk Knight Frank knightfrank.co.uk Litchfields litchfields.com McGlashans mcglashans.co.uk

PARSIFAL ROAD, NW6

A glorious sense of space sets this fivebedroom house apart. Recently renovated with extraordinary attention to detail, it offers family accommodation of the highest order. Arranged over three storeys, it boasts a commodious reception room on the ground floor that opens on to the high end kitchen/breakfast room. A second reception room on the upper ground floor level has access to a charming landscaped rear garden. Added to this are a master bedroom suite, four double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, a gym, wine cellar and off-street parking for four or five cars. Impressive. Price on application, Knight Frank (020 7431 8686; knightfrank.co.uk)

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Directory

Kathy Basheva Director, Studio Basheva

Grand designs for beginners Been on endless viewings but still can’t find the perfect home? Selfbuild could be for you. Not only will it meet all of your personal specifications, but it could save you up to 40 per cent of the usual costs associated with moving. But everybody knows how difficult it is to find a suitable plot of land… In fact, Right to Build legislation introduced as part of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 requires local authorities in England to ensure that there is enough land available for those who want to build their own home. In the 12 months from October 2016, 15,174 plots were granted nationwide for new buildings, up 28 per cent on the previous year. For those considering embarking on a build, The London Homebuilding & Renovating Show (21-23 September, ExCeL), provides the perfect planning resource. Charlie Luxton, sustainable architectural designer from More4’s Building

the Dream and guest expert at the show answers some of our burning self-build questions. How much will it cost? Good results require a realistic budget: the best designer will help you cost out a fair estimate and together you can work out what percentage of your budget should be put towards a contingency fund. Don’t opt for the cheapest skilled worker at the outset – you could find that they cost you time and extra money in the long run. Is this the right time? The rule of thumb is that selfbuilders move every 20 years and everyone else moves out after about seven or eight years. No one can anticipate what will happen in the housing market that far in advance, but out of the 70 builds we finished on Building the Dream, just one or two owners didn’t create equity through their property. What are the most important considerations

aside from cost? Careful pre-planning is never wasted time. As you’re only ever properly qualified for a self-build job after you finish it, don’t hesitate to ask for specialist advice at this stage. It pays to anticipate all your responsibilities under health and safety: you have to provide a clean, safe place for your tradespeople, which requires knowledge of all the issues around site insurance, access and site security. The more you plan, the less likely you are to be caught off guard. Finally, a classic mistake is to underestimate the time scale of your project. Always maximise the estimation… If you do your research and talk to people who have been in the same situation, you’re already making significant strides towards building your dream. To join the Right to Build register, see righttobuildportal.org. Tickets for the show are available at homebuildingshow.co.uk

People in the trade: West Hampstead Studio Basheva Experience in a wide range of architectural projects from urban master planning to high-end residential (020 8133 7125; studiobasheva.com) Hampstead Design Hub Full interior design service and creative consultancy

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Emma Pulman Garden Design Full-service garden design company offering everything from design, C. Tavener & Son Ltd planning and management, Family firm offering over to planting, styling 170 years’ experience in and maintenance building, joinery, decorating (07889 365003; and maintenance emmapulmangardendesign. (020 7328 7111; tavener.co.uk) com)

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Elevations Local building firm specialising in basement and loft conversions, extensions, refurbishments, garden landscaping and plumbing and electrical (0845 602 2207; elevationsltd.co.uk)

How did you get into architecture? I come from a family of engineers, so from a young age I expressed an interest in buildings. Growing up I became interested in history, art, science, maths, geometry, sociology and psychology: I find architecture encompasses all these subjects. What can you offer clients that others can’t? Being female and foreign, I bring a unique filter to our work. We surround ourselves with the best in the industry, taking inspiration from their creativity and infusing novelty and originality into our projects. We understand our market, stay on top of trends and create value. What’s your design ethos? We mix intriguing environments with modern features and emerging finishes, materials and resources. What would you say to a client who is looking into a self-build project? There is nothing more invigorating than a client who has vision. Surround yourself with professionals who can deliver that vision and are keen to understand your viewpoint. It is also really important to discuss budget from the onset, which will help your team to achieve a good design within your budget. What advice would you give to someone looking for an architect? Look at their portfolio and ability to deliver, but also, whether they are able to listen and take on board requests. After all, it is your home and your investment. 123 Canfield Gardens, NW6 (020 8133 7125; studiobasheva.com)


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Let it be luxury. ‘Later living’ comes to Hampstead. The Oren by Elysian Residences turns traditional retirement living on its head. If you ever wonder where you might live through your advancing years, it probably doesn’t include five-star hotel facilities, member’s-club-style service or an on-call chef. Elysian Residences are challenging our traditional perception of later living and tackling the lack of choice in the UK. Less than 1% of our senior population live in the kind of purpose-built communities you find on parts of the USA’s West Coast, where the figure is 30%. “Life doesn’t slow down as we enter our platinum years”, says Gavin Stein, the company’s founder. “It should flourish and thrive as we’re released from the routine of juggling jobs and the demands of family in our fifties and sixties.” One of four new UK developments from Elysian Residences, The Oren on West Heath Road in London’s leafy Hampstead has nothing to do with slowing down or stairlifts, and everything to do with absolute luxury, hospitality, and

wellness. With 46 select apartments set in a state-of-the-art building designed by RIBA Stirling prize-winning architects Stanton Williams, and gardens imagined

gym, spa and pool, it’s possible you might not want to leave. But if you do fancy heading out, a chauffeur service puts Hampstead village, the theatre, and the many

in purpose-built storage on arrival. Neither will you find grab bars on bathroom walls as standard. Instead, everything can be added where and when you need it, with the ability to pay for nurses and care assistants when you need them. Consultation rooms at the spa mean that medical professionals can come to you, and with a staff-to-apartment ratio that’s close to 1:1, this vision of the good life is closer than you think.

“Life doesn’t slow down as we enter our platinum years.”

The Oren, Hampstead, London. Four buildings nestled in a woodland setting.

by Chelsea Garden medallists Bradley-Hole Schoenaich Landscape, it’s easy to see why The Oren is being hailed as London’s most luxurious new development. When you can enjoy a wish list of services that includes a concierge, drawing room with the feel of a five-star hotel, valet parking, an Ottolenghi-style restaurant, a bar, library, lounge, cinema,

excellent local restaurants within easy reach. The Oren’s focus is on luxury and service but it’s all underpinned by a totally discreet approach to care. For something that’s so unique and personal to you, it’s no surprise to learn that this philosophy extends into the very fabric of the building. You won’t find any walking aids in the restaurant – they’re stowed away

The Oren’s two and three bedroom apartments will be located in four separate blocks over five floors, and with only two or three homes per floor you won’t feel like you’re living in a large ‘scheme’. All apartments come with private terraces or balconies and range from 916 – 1,430 sq ft for a two bedroom apartment and 1,568 – 1,824 sq ft for a three bedroom apartment. And if you’re fortunate enough to live in one of the four penthouses, you can enjoy 1,759–2,400 sq ft of living space with wraparound terraces that make the most of superb views of the beautiful woodland setting and beyond to Golders Hill Park and Hampstead.

A zest for life. A passion for culture. A taste for the finer things. The art of later living. Discover a collection of two and three bedroom luxury apartments where exclusive living meets private members’ club. Nestled in a mature woodland setting, experience a lifestyle like no other, including expertly managed care discreetly delivered in the privacy of your luxury apartment.

Phase one now released, prices from £1,600,000*. Please call Goldschmidt and Howland on 020 3918 3115 or Glentree on 020 3733 1980

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Cutting-edge education Struggling to decide whether a single-sex or a mixed school is best for your child? You may not have to. The Diamond Model involves educating children together in the younger year groups, then separately in the pre-teen and lower years and together again in the sixth form. And it gets sparkling results: in GCSE data from the Independent Schools Council, 96.4 per cent of girls achieved five A*-C grades in 2016, compared to 89.7 in a co-ed environment. For boys, it was 97.8 per cent compared to 87.6. Oona Carlin, head of Ipswich High School, puts this success down to offering “the best of both worlds”. “The Diamond Model provides the benefits of a single-sex school with the full social opportunities of a co-ed school,” she says. “It allows us to tailor our teaching to reflect the fact that girls and boys approach their learning in different ways as they reach their teenage years.” Marcus Cliff Hodges agrees. He’s the warden (overall head) of the Forest School, currently the only London school to offer the model. “The Diamond Model enables us to cater to the specific needs of boys and girls – both educational and pastoral,” he says. “But life isn’t a single-sex environment. So we encourage boys and girls to spend time together on co-curricular activities, or in the interests of a common goal.” To consider if this ‘third way’ might suit your child, think about his or her interests, strengths and needs. “A boy might give more sensitive and thoughtful answers in a single-

The Shortlist sex English class than a mixed class,” says Marcus. “Similarly, girls might be more confident taking traditionally ‘male-dominated’ subjects like maths or physics in a single-sex environment.” For Oona, it’s important to research the curriculum, philosophy and approach of the school you’re interested in. “Speak to current pupils and their parents,” she advises. “At our open days, pupils act as tour guides and we have parents on hand to answer questions. Take your child, too, so they can get a feel for the environment. And consider the academic evidence around the Diamond Model, and how your child might benefit from it.” ipswichhighschool.co.uk; forest.org.uk

The Mulberry House School Independent co-ed day nursery and pre-preparatory school for pupils aged 2 to 7 years (020 8452 7340; mulberryhouseschool.com) Asquith West Hampstead Day Nursery & Pre-school Independent co-ed nursery and pre-school for pupils aged 3 months to 5 years (0333 363 6113; brighthorizons.co.uk) Emmanuel CE Primary School State co-ed day school for pupils aged 3 to 11 years (020 7431 7984; emmanuel.camden.sch.uk) Kingsgate Primary School State co-ed day school for pupils aged 3 to 11 years (020 7624 5379; kingsgateprimaryschool.org.uk) Broadhurst School Independent co-ed day school for pupils aged 2 to 5+ years (020 7328 4280; broadhurstschool.com)

THE HEAD

Victoria Playford The Mulberry House School

How long have you been head at the school? Since January 2017. But I’ve worked here for eight and a half years.

What makes it different? We believe in nurturing children’s curiosity and providing them with a broad and balanced curriculum. This not only How would you sum up develops their academic the school in a sentence? ability but also supports Our aim is to be a place their personal development, where children arrive so each child reaches eagerly at the start of each their full potential. The day and from where they school’s mission statement depart at the end of the day reflects the values we with a sense of achievement hold: ambition, strength of and pleasure. character and perseverance.

What’s your personal educational ethos? I’m passionate about developing children as well-rounded individuals who are equipped with the necessary skills to become successful learners in life. How do you look after the wellbeing of your pupils? We promote a holistic approach to education that supports children’s social and emotional wellbeing.

All staff work together to create a safe and caring atmosphere in which pupils can feel happy and secure. Last year we were proud to be the UK’s first nursery and pre-prep school to receive The AcSEED Award for our commitment to children’s emotional wellbeing. 7 Minster Road, NW2 (020 8452 7340; mulberryhouseschool.com)

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Hawkesdown House School

For Boys & Girls aged 3 to 11 years

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NURTURING THE INDIVIDUAL Outstanding teaching, impressive facilities and a caring environment enable students to achieve their full potential

Headington School is a leading day and boarding school for girls aged three to 18. Set in 23 acres just a mile from Oxford city centre, facilities include a state-of-the-art music school, allweather pitches, purpose-built theatre and a fully-equipped dance and fitness centre. The School also has an award-winning library featuring cutting-edge innovative technology, including interactive tables and sonic chairs. A refurbished and modernised Sixth Form Centre is due to open next year. An education at Headington prepares girls for every aspect of life. The School benefits from its location in the heart of multicultural Oxford, with girls regularly being able to challenge and stretch themselves academically in activities and events linked to the city’s two universities and the nearby Science Vale. Despite the School’s broad academic intake, its results regularly place it among the top schools in

the country, with girls going on to study at excellent universities in the UK and abroad. Headington offers an extremely broad curriculum, with more than 20 subjects offered throughout the Lower and Middle Schools and a choice of around 30 subjects at A Level or IB in the Sixth Form. The School also provides an excellent extra-curricular programme, with around 150 activities to choose from each week. Girls take part in a wide range of sports, competing at a national level in rowing, football, athletics, swimming and equestrian. There are currently 47 different nationalities represented throughout the School, reflecting Oxford’s culturally and ethnically diverse make-up. The School offers a wide range of different boarding options to suit different family needs, from full and weekly boarding to the recent introduction of half-weekly boarding, alongside the community of day girls.

This allows girls who live slightly further away to cut down on long commutes during the week and to play a full part in Headington’s rich extra-curricular programme. It also provides a chance for girls to integrate further with the lively and welcoming boarding community, while maintaining all-important family time. For those families who choose to take a day place for their daughter, the transport links are excellent. The School is part of a network of seven city schools, providing bus transport across the area. It is also wellserved by public buses, trains and its own minibuses, while the Oxford Tube bus service to London stops directly outside the School. Headington girls are intellectually curious, emotionally confident, kind and considerate to each other and to adults. Leavers go on to pursue careers in everything from engineering or medicine to law, economics or the arts.

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EXPANDING HORIZONS The 2018/19 academic year is a milestone one for Wetherby Senior School. Not only will the School welcome its first Year 12 students, it will also double in size with the opening of a new building: Hannah House

The start of the new academic year sees two exciting developments at Wetherby Senior School. The opening of a second building, Hannah House, only a few minutes’ walk from the original building on Marylebone Lane, doubles the size of the school. The new building houses a number of academic departments, a library and a spacious dining hall, as well as providing rehearsal and teaching space for the Music Department.

The development of Hannah House has given the School space to create a Sixth Form Centre in the heart of the original building, with study and relaxation space as well as a café that boys can use during the day. The students were involved in the planning last year, and, after a strong set of results in their GCSEs, they are now enjoying the challenges of their A Level study as the School’s first Year 12 students. These Year 12 students, and younger boys who move into the Sixth Form in the future, will be able to build on the skills they have learnt as they have moved up through the school. Philosophy and thinking skills are built into the timetable from Year 7, helping the boys to develop into critical, creative and independent thinkers who know how to question what they are told and have their own opinions. These skills will prove invaluable as they move into A Level study, where they will be expected to

Wetherby Senior School, 100 Marylebone Lane, W1U, (020 7535 3530; wetherbysenior.co.uk)

take more responsibility for their academic progression. Whilst the school encourages and helps them to learn independence, the pastoral support that is a key part of the Wetherby education will continue in the Sixth Form. The boys will all have a tutor to turn to for help and guidance with their studies, their university applications and dealing with the pressures that go along with aiming for the top universities in the UK, US or elsewhere in the world. A programme of lectures will stimulate them academically and prepare them for the challenges that are to come in the future. Links have been built with girls’ schools in the area; this will allow boys to engage in a wider variety of activities and collaborate on the stage, in music ensembles and in charity endeavours. All of which will help them to build the skills to become effective leaders of the student body in their final years and make the most of the opportunities that will be presented to them in the next stage of their education Boys are able to join Wetherby Senior School at 11+, 13+ and 16+. Parents who are interested in finding out more should contact registrar@wetherbysenior.co.uk to arrange a visit or book onto the next Open Day on Saturday 6th October.


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Merchant Taylors’ School, Sandy Lodge, Northwood, Middlesex HA6 2HT

Excellence, integrity and distinction since 1561

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Coaches: Hampstead, St John’s Wood, Highgate & Ealing Moor Park (Baker Street 35 minutes)

For boys 3 - 18


Teaching children to fly Open day: Friday 5 October 9.30am - 11.00am To book in, please call the school office

Founded in 1947, Bassett House in Notting Hill is a proudly non-selective, co-educational prep school for 3 – 11 year olds. We believe every child can learn to fly. Individual attention combined with our exciting curricular and extra-curricular activities encourage children to think fearlessly and creatively, producing excellent academic results. In the words of Mrs Philippa Cawthorne, the headmistress: ‘The spirit and enthusiasm of our pupils has to be seen to be believed.’ To arrange a visit, please call our registrar, Mrs Thalia Demetriades, on 020 8969 0313 or email registrar@bassetths.org.uk.

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David McGuinness Sandfords

Dubbed the “Muppets HQ”, Jim Henson’s Creature Shop on Oval Road, Camden Town, produced some of the best-loved TV and screen creations, including Kermit the Frog, the Sesame Street crew and the cast of Fraggle Rock. The warehouse was converted into 46 apartments in 2010. Now the penthouse is on the market for £5.5 million. The penthouse at The Henson offers more than 3,500 sq ft of living space spread across two floors. It boasts four bedrooms and five bathrooms, not to mention an impressive outdoor area that adds a further 2,000 sq ft to the property. There are four sheltered terraces overlooking Regent’s Canal (one of which is used as an outdoor gym). Floorto-ceiling windows and a wraparound terrace on the upper floor provide some of the best skyline views in the Capital. Even Miss Piggy would be impressed. The penthouse is on the market with Aston Chase (020 7724 4724; astonchase.com) and Beauchamp Estates (020 7722 9793; beauchamp.com)

I love London because… having worked in many different cities, including Dublin, New York and Sydney, I genuinely believe that it is the most exciting city on planet Earth. First London home? A house share in Putney. If I wasn’t an estate agent… I’ve toyed with joining the army or being a pilot. Favourite sale? A house in Kensington with full planning permission to develop it into two substantial homes – it was the final planning permission issued in Kensington with a triple basement. We agreed the sale, north of £10 million, on a Thursday and exchanged the next day. Favourite place for coffee? The SkyLounge bar in the Hilton Hotel on Tower Hill because of the beautiful panoramic views.

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Q. If I find a house in September, what do I need to do to move in by Christmas? A. Choose your solicitor wisely. Our recommendation is always to go with a local London-based solicitor who knows the area. Asking an out-of-town solicitor to look at a London lease or local search results could mean an extra few weeks to get the deal done. Secondly, make sure you’ve got a good mortgage broker. Going direct with your bank may seem like the best option, but an independent

broker can act fast should you need help speeding things up. Once you have an offer agreed, get onto your broker to help book the survey. When the survey has been completed they’ll then chase the underwriters to ensure the mortgage offer is issued promptly. Think about completion dates – can the seller be out by Christmas? Have this conversation early on. We ensure complete transparency from the getgo, making sure both the buyer and seller are working towards the same dates.

Where do you go for head space in the city? Regent’s Park – plenty of open space to relax or tree-lined paths to stroll along. What’s your hidden talent? I can skip like a boxer. Period or new build? I’ve always favoured period properties but over the years I’ve developed a love for new build too. If I had to choose, I’d have to go for a period property. What is the one home luxury you can’t live without? My sofa bed, which I regularly pull out in the lounge to relax and watch television.


PROPERTY

New homes

A SENSE OF HISTORY | PRIORY PARK, HA8

This stunning conversion celebrates its Victorian Gothic origins while embracing modern-day luxury and style. Within the gated development are four three- and four-bed properties, each one elegant and unique. Vast arched windows allow light to flood into The Refectory, which boasts a dramatic open-plan kitchen and living space that fill the ground floor. High ceilings and windows create a enviable sense of space within The Bell Tower’s striking interior, while The Cloisters benefit from delightful views across the landscaped gardens. The Vestry, the largest apartment in The Priory precincts, offers tranquil living space within a magnificent polychrome brick and stonework exterior. From £1.65 million (020 8446 4216; cavendishandgloucesterplc.com)

“In light of the recent rise in interest rates, the Bank of England believes that the current weakness in the market is temporary, which is encouraging. It also believes the housing market as a whole is recovering from what is considered to be a low point. London was highlighted in particular as experiencing recovery soon.” Jenna Dooley Statons

ARTY AND CRAFTY | CHANDOS WAY, NW11

FAMILY FRIENDLY | GLADSTONE VILLAGE, NW2

Tucked away in a tree-lined cul-de-sac, yet within easy reach of local amenities, Chandos Way offers the best of both worlds. Comprising 39 apartments and six houses, the development takes its architectural cues from the Arts and Crafts movement, with great emphasis on simple forms and natural materials. The apartments, which overlook glorious landscaped gardens, are set over three to four storeys with two or three bedrooms and are finished to the highest specifications – expect sleek modern kitchens, designer lighting and extraordinary levels of natural daylight. A range of on-site facilities, which include 12-hour concierge services and underground parking, complete the picture. From £995,000, Glentree (020 8731 9500; glentree.co.uk)

Families looking for a quieter way of life, but with easy access to central London, should have Gladstone Village in their sights. With 94-acre Gladstone Park on its doorstep, this development of two-, three- and four-bedroom houses near Dollis Hill offers open space aplenty. Designed with growing families in mind, the houses all have two bathrooms and a cloakroom, high spec kitchens with integrated appliances and generous open-plan living areas, plus underfloor heating throughout the ground floor. The homes also benefit from views over the spectacular Cricklewood Pumping Station. Excellent underground and rail links ensure easy commuting, which only adds to Gladstone Village’s appeal. From £995,000 (020 8208 8355; gladstonevillage.co.uk) fabricmagazine.co.uk

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INGR AM AV E NU E , N W 1 1 STUNNING DETACHED HOUSE An outstanding, substantial, detached house approached by a carriage driveway, which was rebuilt approximately 10 years ago. The house which is approximately 8,000 sq ft, occupies a magnificent plot backing onto Hampstead Golf Course. The property is found in excellent condition throughout and benefits from a magnificent indoor swimming pool.

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Stunning Triplex ARTESIAN ROAD NOTTING HILL W2

A simply stunning 2 bedroom upper floor apartment with off street parking, for sale in the heart of Artesian Village, Notting Hill W2. This beautifully presented triplex offers the charm, character and period features one would expect from an elegant Victorian property, but with a modern twist and sleek modern design and stylish fixtures and fittings throughout. The property also boasts an enviable open vista directly down the pretty tree lined Sutherland Place. 2 B E D R O O M S , B AT H R O O M , S H OW E R R O O M , O P E N P L A N D R AW I N G R O O M / D I N I N G R O O M / K I TC H E N , C LOA K R O O M , S TO R AG E , O F F S T R E E T PA R K I N G .

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A wide, end of terrace, five bedroom house with front and rear gardens and a garage, for sale in this quiet cul-de-sac close to Kensington Gardens, 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 leading out to the garden. 5 B E D R O O M S , 4 B AT H R O O M S , 2 E N S U I T E , R E C E P T I O N R O O M , D R AW I N G R O O M , S U N R O O M , K I TC H E N / D I N E R , 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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NORTH GATE, PRINCE ALBERT ROAD ST JOHN’S WOOD, LONDON NW8 LONG LEASEHOLD ASKING PRICE £4,275,000 MULTIPLE AGENT

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An exceptionally presented lateral four bedroom apartment (256 sq m/2,761 sq ft) set on the ground floor of this highly regarded purpose built portered block. Benefitting from high ceilings and spacious west facing reception rooms, the apartment offers a delightful family home situated within a secure environment. North Gate is superbly located opposite Regent’s Park and within close proximity to St John’s Wood High Street and Underground Station (Jubilee Line).

ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES Principal bedroom with dressing room & en-suite bathroom, 3 further bedrooms (1 with en-suite bathroom), shower room, 2 reception rooms, separate kitchen, residents parking, further off street parking available, communal gardens. EPC=C.


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YORK TERRACE WEST REGENT’S PARK, LONDON NW1 LONG LEASEHOLD ASKING PRICE £6,750,000 SOLE AGENT

A beautiful Grade I Listed three bedroom lateral apartment (257 sq m/2,772 sq ft) situated in an elegant Nash designed terrace with far reaching views over Regent’s Park. Further benefits include access to communal gardens and secure off street parking. York Terrace West is well located for the boutique shops and restaurants of Marylebone and St John’s Wood High Street and Underground Station (Jubilee Line). Nearby transport links include Baker Street Underground Station and Marylebone Train Station.

ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES 3 bedrooms, 2 en-suite bathrooms, en-suite shower room, guest WC, reception room, kitchen, communal gardens, 2 off street parking spaces. EPC TBC.

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HOLLY LODGE GARDENS, N6 A magnificent, detached, double fronted six bedroom house in a commanding position high up on the private Holly Lodge Estate. The substantial lateral space is arranged over two floors only and affords plenty of scope to modernise and extend (subject to relevant permissions). The large “country” garden is truly spectacular and windows to the front and rear frame picturesque views adding to the property’s sense of serenity. The house further benefits from a double garage and a secure driveway offering off street parking for several cars. 6 Bedrooms • Kitchen • 3 Reception Rooms • Conservatory • Magnificent “Country” Garden • Double Garage Driveway with Further Parking for Several Cars • Exclusive Private Estate • Potential to Extend (STC) • EPC D

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HIGHGATE, N6 A rare opportunity to acquire a unique home. Situated on the highly sought after southern slopes of Highgate within a few minutes walk of the wide open spaces of the Heath and Highgate Ponds. This stunning, detached, modern family house has been designed to maximise the use of natural light, along with the use of oak and cherry wood creating an incredible contemporary feel. In addition to the wonderful entertaining areas, bedrooms and bathrooms, the house also features over 2,000 sq ft of terraces, garden with feature waterfall, a passenger lift and a double garage with turntable. Six Bedrooms • Four Bathrooms • Dressing Room/Bedroom 6 • Gym/Bedroom 7 • Three Reception Rooms • Kitchen Utility Room • Guest Cloakroom • Lift • Double Garage with Turntable • EPC D

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A magnificent two bedroom apartment, which has been renovated to exacting standards, with many of its original features either restored or reinstated. Warrington Crescent is one of Little Venice’s most sought after locations. With the Regent’s Canal, Clifton Nurseries and Warwick Avenue tube station all just a few steps away, this delightful location has much to desire.

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Highgate, N6 Asking Price ÂŁ3,400,000 Freehold A wonderful five bedroom Grade II listed home, offering in excess of 4,000 sq. ft. of versatile accommodation, with the most enchanting of private walled gardens. Hamptons Hampstead 020 3151 5470 hampstead@hamptons-int.com

Swiss Cottage, NW3 Guide Price ÂŁ1,500,000 Share of Freehold A beautiful bright and spacious three bedroom apartment, spread over the second and third floors of this impressive house on King Henrys Road. Hamptons St Johns Wood 020 7586 9595 stjohnswood@hamptons-int.com. EPC: E

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HODFORD ROAD, NW11 PENTHOUSE APARTMENT

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ÂŁ3,250,000 SOLE AGENT

A magnificent, luxuriously appointed and thoughtfully designed, fifth floor penthouse offering a plethora of natural light, together with south, west and northerly aspects providing stunning, panoramic views stretching across North and West London, and a wrap around terrace of approximately 2,700 sq ft. Adjacent to the superb entertaining area is an additional south facing conservatory with heat refracting glass and blinds, plus access to the southerly terrace area. Internally the flat spans 3,294 sq ft (306 sq m) and includes an exclusive, key operated, passenger lift providing direct access to the apartment, underfloor heating, comfort cooling to the entire apartment except the conservatory, with other benefits including 2 underground parking spaces, concierge, a storage room, communal gymnasium and gardens. Designed by the current owners to the highest specification this delightful home has been created with the utmost care and attention to detail featuring beautifully designed bathrooms, a stylish and well appointed kitchen, ample cupboard and storage space, operational skylights in many of the ceilings and specially constructed decking on the terraces, devised to withstand all weather. This prestigious, contemporary block is located within 0.5 mile of Golders Hill Park, Golders Green tube and bus station, thus affording easy access to the M1, West End and all facilities. 3 bedrooms | ensuite dressing room | 2 ensuite bathrooms | plumbing for a further ensuite bathroom | guest cloakroom | TV room | superb triple reception room | conservatory | kitchen/breakfast room | utility room | extensive private terraces | panoramic views | underground parking for 2 cars | private storage room | communal gym | communal garden | direct lift access | concierge. EPC = B

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SUSSEX LODGE, W2 £1,795,000 Stunning and spacious three bed apartment newly refurbished to a high standard. Located on the first floor (with lift) Sussex lodge is an attractive purpose built block located on the popular Hyde Park Estate and boasts three double bedrooms, two bathrooms and an additional wash basin/WC as well as large lateral living space and duel aspect floor to ceiling windows with Juliet balconies promoting an abundance of natural light to flood in. EPC Rating: C Leasehold with a long lease

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LITTLE VENICE, LONDON W9

A rarely available garden and ground floor maisonette offering spacious (approximately 121 Sq m) accommodation with a good size shared garden leading onto the sought after Crescent communal garden. The maisonette is well presented with high ceilings,wood flooring throughout and spacious living space in this fashionable location. 3 Bedrooms. En-Suite Bathroom. Shower Room. Cloakroom. Utility Area. Reception Room with Open Plan Kitchen. Shared Garden. EPC Rating: E.

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Belsize Park Gardens NW3 ÂŁ1,600,000 A bright and spacious second floor apartment set within a signature white stucco Belsize villa, which is enviably located for the amenities of Belsize Park, Primrose Hill and Swiss Cottage.

1430sq ft / 133 sq M. Beautifully presented apartment covering the entire second floor of a well maintained, semi-detached white stucco conversion. Stunning south facing 25ft reception room which is lovely and bright, with wood flooring.

South Hampstead 020 7625 4567 nw6@parkheath.com

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West Hampstead 020 7794 7111 192@parkheath.com

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Three double bedrooms all with fitted wardrobes and two bathrooms. Belsize Park Office 020 7431 1234

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Hampstead Way, Hampstead Garden Suburb London, NW11 £2,999,500 | Joint Sole Agent A rare to the market large detached family home built in 1911. Situated only a short walk to Golders Green Underground Station (Northern Line) and opposite Hampstead Heath Extension. It has superb and uninterrupted views from the house. The property is arranged over 3 floors, having well planned accommodation comprising 2/3 reception rooms, a large kitchen/breakfast room, 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. A beautifully manicured rear garden and a carriage driveway allowing off-street parking for multiple cars. EPC – E Large Detached Family Home | 6 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms (1 en-suite) | Kitchen/Breakfast Room Guest Cloakroom | Utility Room | Larder/Store Room | 2/3 Receptions | South-West Facing Garden Carriage Drive & Garage | Opposite Hampstead Heath Extension | Close to Golders Green Underground Station

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RESIDENTIAL SALES LETTINGS AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

PRIME RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY

DUNSTABLE MEWS, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE W1 Gorgeous Period Mews House

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£2,750,000 STC JOINT SOLE AGENT

A rare opportunity to buy such a delightful 2 storey Mews house ideally located only moments away from Marylebone High Street and offered in excellent condition. ACCOMMODATION & AMENITIES Reception Room * Study/Snug * Kitchen * Master Bedroom with Dressing Room & Bathroom * 2nd Double Bedroom * 2nd Bathroom * Garage Currently Available to Rent Leasehold: 125 Years

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Telegraph Hill, Hampstead, NW8 7

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Telegraph Hill is prominently positioned above its own private drive and is largely hidden from view by a landscaped tree lined embankment offering the privacy and security that discerning residents will consider essential. This is a luxury home, 8,589 sq ft, built to an exceptionally high specification, arranged over four floors and with seven bedrooms, including a spacious master bedroom suite. The extensive lower ground floor leisure area includes a cinema room, gym/games area, indoor heated pool, steam room and external patio. The landscaped terraced gardens enjoy a southerly aspect, including BBQ area and there is a double garage and off street parking for two cars.

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Netherhall Gardens, Hampstead, NW3 5

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Tyburn House is a stunning contemporary residence of 4,070 sq ft (378 sq m) with five bedrooms and five bathrooms. Completed in 2017, this exceptional property provides for spacious open plan living yet retains an intimate quality, ideally suited to modern family life. In a secluded location at the foot of Netherhall Gardens, the property benefits from off street parking and excellent access to all local amenities including schools, shops, leisure facilities and public transport.

Tenant Fees Apply – Administration Fee per person £120 incl VAT and Reference Fee per person £60 incl VAT, Other additional costs may apply please request our Tenant Costs Guide.

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OLD MARYLEBONE ROAD, NW1 Rarely available, this stunning 6th floor apartment boasts two large roof terraces (one roof terrace spans the entire length of the floor), with a bright west facing aspect. The flat has a contemporary feel with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, plus a secure underground parking space. Oxford Heights is a modern purpose built block, situated within easy access of Hyde Park and Oxford Street. TWO DOUBLE BEDROOMS, LARGE RECEPTION ROOM, FULLY FITTED KITCHEN, TWO BATHROOMS (ONE EN SUITE), TWO ROOF TERRACES

LEASEHOLD Approx. 998 years remaining as of 2001

£1,250,000

BRYANSTON SQUARE, W1 An exceptional newly refurbished two double bedroom apartment has just become available on the second floor (with lift) of this fine period building. The flat benefits from a wonderful view of Bryanston Square with high ceilings and a bright south facing aspect. Bryanston Square is situated close to Hyde Park and Oxford Street and is well positioned for Marble Arch & Baker Street tube stations. TWO DOUBLE BEDROOMS, LARGE RECEPTION/DINING ROOM, FULLY FITTED OPEN PLAN KITCHEN, ONE SHOWER ROOM

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MOLYNEUX STREET, W1 An imposing double fronted freehold house that has been subject to an exhaustive reconstruction to provide a contemporary family home in this highly sought after location, offering approx. 3,200 sq. ft. of flexible accommodation. Molyneux Street is one of Marylebone’s premier locations, with easy access to Hyde Park and the multiple shopping and transport facilities of Oxford Street. MASTER SUITE WITH DRESSING ROOM AND BATHROOM, THREE FURTHER BEDROOMS, RECEPTION HALL, DRAWING ROOM, TV/FAMILY ROOM, KITCHEN/DINING ROOM, THREE FURTHER BATHROOMS, GUEST CLOAKROOM, ROOF TERRACE, SELF-CONTAINED ONE BEDROOM FLAT

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FALMOUTH HOUSE, CLARENDON PLACE, W2 Refurbished third floor 2 bedroom flat with beautiful views directly over Hyde Park. The flat has been finished to a high standard throughout with wood floors and well proportioned rooms, (1292 sq ft) and benefits from a large balcony overlooking Hyde park. This well maintained portered building is located a short walk from the shops and restaurants of Marble Arch and Lancaster Gate. 2 bedrooms, En-suite Shower Room, Shower Room, Reception room, Kitchen, Balcony, Air Conditioning, Lift, Porter, EPC rating D. FURNISHED

£1500 PER WEEK*fees apply *£264 inc of VAT to include tenancy agreement & referencing per property. Please contact us for further information.

BALMORAL APARTMENTS, PRAED STREET, W2 Bright three bedroom lateral apartment with views of the Canal, extending to approximately 1,029 sq ft on the fourth floor of this modern development in Paddington. Balmoral Apartments benefits from a variety of transport links and is superbly positioned for all the shops, cafes and restaurants of Paddington. Marylebone, Hyde Park and Mayfair are all within easy reach. The apartment consists of Three bedrooms, En Suite Shower, Bathroom, a generous reception room and fitted kitchen, Four Balconies and private underground parking space. LEASEHOLD 973 YEARS UNEXPIRED

£1,400,000 OFFICES AT KNIGHTSBRIDGE & MARBLE ARCH

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FORSET COURT, EDGWARE ROAD, W2 A wonderful opportunity to purchase this top floor (9th) two bedroom apartment located in this extremely popular purpose built block on the Edgware Road. The accommodation comprises of reception room, kitchen, two bedrooms and two bathrooms (one en-suite). Added benefits include 24 hour concierge and lifts. Forset Court is brilliantly located on the Edgware Road just a short walk from Marble Arch tube station, Oxford Street, Paddington, Marylebone and the open spaces of Hyde Park.

LEASEHOLD 105 YEARS UNEXPIRED

£900,000

THE WATER GARDENS, BURWOOD PLACE, W2 Located on the fourth floor the accommodation comprises of reception room with balcony, kitchen/dining area, three bedrooms and two shower rooms (one en-suite). Added benefits include lifts, 24 hour concierge and communal gardens. The Water Gardens is brilliantly located just a short walk from Marble Arch tube station, Edgware Road, Paddington, Oxford Street and the open spaces of Hyde Park.

LEASEHOLD 68 YEARS UNEXPIRED

£1,250,000

MARBLE ARCH: 29 EDGWARE ROAD LONDON W2 2JE 020 7724 3100

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HARLEY PLACE, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 This two bedroom mews is approximately 1,498 sq ft (139 sq m), located in a cul-desac in the heart of the Marylebone Village. A unique opportunity to acquire a mews in one of the most sought after mews in the Marylebone Village. This two bedroom mews benefits from high ceilings, garage and private garden. Comprising entrance hall, reception room, two bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, cloakroom, garage, garden, study and kitchen. Harley Place is a cul-de-sac located moments away from the shopping facilities of Marylebone High Street. Bond Street, Oxford Circus Underground stations together with access to the A40/M40 are within close proximity. The open spaces of Regents Park are also nearby. Please see website for full details

LEASEHOLD ÂŁ2,600,000

WEYMOUTH MEWS, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 A unique opportunity to acquire a freehold house in the heart of the Marylebone Village. The house for sale currently comprises entrance hall, reception room, three bedrooms, kitchen, three cloakrooms, bathroom, roof terrace and study. This three bedroom house has an area of approximately 1,756 sq ft (163 sq m) with eaves and approximately 1,598 sq ft (148 sq m) without eaves. The property is located on the west side of Weymouth Mews being located off Weymouth Street. Bond Street and Baker Street Underground stations together with the shopping facilities of Marylebone High Street are within close proximity. The open spaces of Regents Park are also nearby. Please see website for full details

FREEHOLD ÂŁ2,950,000

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IVOR PLACE, MARYLEBONE LONDON NW1 FURNISHED/UNFURNISHED £1,350 PER WEEK PLUS ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATION FEES SOLE AGENT

A beautifully refurbished three bedroom, two bathroom house with a large roof terrace. The house has been meticulously restored to create a high quality family home located moments from Regent’s Park. Further nearby amenities include Marylebone Station (Chiltern Line), Baker Street Underground Station (access to the City & Canary Wharf) and the shops and restaurants of Marylebone High Street.

ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES Principal bedroom with en-suite bathroom, 2 further bedrooms, family bathroom, reception room, kitchen, roof terrace, residents parking.

ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATION FEES:- Tenancy Agreement Fee per property = £210, Reference Fee per Tenant and/or Guarantor = £35, Renewal after fixed term per property = £90, Check out Fees - Price Dependent on Property. Please note that these prices include VAT.

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PRIMROSE HILL, NW3 A spacious & newly painted garden apartment (approx. 1,450 sq.ft. / 134.7 sq.m.) in this highly regarded luxury block backing onto Primrose Hill and close to excellent shopping and transport facilities of Swiss Cottage (Jubilee line). Reception room ■ Dining room ■ Kitchen ■ 3 Double bedrooms ■ 2 Bathrooms (1 en suite) ■ Direct access to private patio garden leading onto beautiful communal gardens ■ Porter ■ Underground parking ■ Lock-up store room ■ EPC C £965 per week

ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 A stunning flat (approx. 856 sq.ft. / 79.5 sq.m.) on the 3rd floor of this popular purpose built block, directly opposite St John’s Wood Underground Station (Jubilee line) and within close proximity to The American School. Spacious reception/dining room ■ Modern kitchen ■ 2 Double bedrooms ■ 2 Bathrooms ■ Porter ■ Lift ■ Communal gardens ■ Communal heating & hot water included in the rent ■ EPC C £795 per week

105 ST. JOHN’S WOOD TERRACE, LONDON NW8 6PL

020 7722 7222 www.behrandbutchoff.com * The Tenant may have to pay credit reference and admin charges as indicated on our website under Tenant Information.

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Queensway, Bayswater, W2 £6,911 pcm

Bayswater 020 7563 5090 bayswater.lettings@kfh.co.uk

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A luxury three bedroom apartment situated in this impressively converted 1930s Art Deco cinema. Featuring two beautiful bathrooms, open plan living/kitchen, private balcony and a porter. The property also benefits from air conditioning in every room, wood flooring, a balcony and a terrace. The shops and amenities of Queensway are on the doorstep, whilst Notting Hill and Hyde Park are a short stroll away. Queensway and Bayswater Tube Stations are both within a five minute walk from the property.

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Three double bedrooms Two bathrooms Open plan living/kitchen Private balcony Converted 1930s cinema Porter Air conditioning EPC rating D

£300 tenancy agreement fee per property. Other fees apply, visit kfh.co.uk/lettingsfees

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Executive Property Specialists 020 7486 6711 sales@mcglashans.co.uk / lettings@mcglashans.co.uk

Let us transform your property with an executive makeover

Bryanston Square, Marylebone W1 Open plan living/dining/kitchen, two double bedrooms, bathroom

Before McGlashans makeover

Furniture packages for Hire or Sale – free quotations

107 Crawford Street, Marylebone W1H 2JA

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London’s Letting Agency

info@brlets.co.uk | www.brlets.co.uk To arrange a viewing or for more information call

020 7433 6681

Hornsey

£335 pw Furnished

1 Bedroom | Reception | 1 Bathroom | Balcony | Apartment Gym | 24hr Concierge | Near Turnpike Lane Tube | EPC-B Highgate 020 3503 0892

Hampstead Borders

high@brlets.co.uk

£940 pw Unfurnished

2 Bedrooms | Reception | 2 Bathrooms | Terrace | Apartment Parking | Communal Garden | Near Tube | EPC-B Hampstead 020 3503 0553

hamp@brlets.co.uk

Archway

£400 pw Furn/Unfurn

Manhattan Studio | 1 Bathroom | Balcony | Apartment 24hr Concierge | Near Archway Tube | EPC-C Highgate 020 3503 0892

Hampstead

£2,100 pw Unfurnished

Beaufort Park

high@brlets.co.uk

£400 pw Furnished

5 Bedrooms | 2 Receptions | 3 Bathrooms | Terrace | House Close to Amenities | Near Hampstead Tube | EPC-E

2 Bedrooms | Reception | 2 Bathrooms | Balcony | Apartment Communal Garden | Near Colindale Tube | EPC-B

Hampstead 020 3503 0553

Beaufort Park 020 3503 0534

hamp@brlets.co.uk

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Sixteen branches open six days a week Monday - Saturday Canary Wharf | City | Colindale | Ealing | Fulham | Greenwich | Hammersmith | Hampstead | Highgate Hyde Park | Kensington | Kew | Knightsbridge | Nine Elms | Surrey Quays | Wapping China | Hong Kong | India | London | Malaysia | Singapore Additional charges apply: Tenancy Agreement, Credit Check & Inventory Report. For details visit www.brlets.co.uk/tenantinfo

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