Fabric January 2021

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Exclusive interview


PASCOE The north London comedian shares her hopes for the coming year

BRUSH STROKES Pick the perfect paint to brighten up your walls

COLOUR ME HAPPY Emma Deterding’s home is an eye-popping visual feast

LOCAL LOVE Well-seated and wellheeled, we love Belszie Park


PLUS The best London property Market insight


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EACH HOME INDIVIDUALLY CRAFTED: INTEGRATED KITCHENS WITH MIELE APPLIANCES: UNDERFLOOR HEATING THROUGHOUT: HIGH CEILINGS OVER 2.7M: GRAND ENTRANCE LOBBY: HOTEL-STYLE We are proud to offer a selection of homes available for viewing CONCIERGE: SECURE GATED UNDERGROUND at this well-established development situated a 10 min walk from PARKING: COMMUNAL GARDENS: LARGE FULLY Golders Green Station and walking distance to Hampstead Heath. EQUIPPED PRIVATE RESIDENT’S GYM: BALCONY OR PRIVATE TERRACES: 25 MINUTE COMMUTE TO Every home at The Lexington is uniquely crafted with Miele appliances, and CENTRAL LONDON: EPC B each offers a private balcony or terrace and secure underground parking. The development provides a hotel-style concierge, communal landscaped 2 bedroom apartments between £825,000-£1,599,000 gardens and a fully equipped private resident’s gym. 2 bedroom mews house - £900,000 2 bedroom duplex apartment - £1,350,000

(Some apartments have a storage room included)

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January 2021

The definitive guide to London living Editor’s letter Liz Skone James Happy New Year! It’s the time when we annually think about our hopes and dreams for the coming months. This year, that feels more apt than ever. 2020 turned into a year that most of us want to forget, but there are signs that 2021 might be memorable for more positive reasons. While things still remain uncertain, we’re keeping our fingers and toes crossed. Sharing our hopes is cover star Sara Pascoe, who is dreaming of the simple things – like being able to perform a gig in a packed pub, and spend a day wandering around London, visiting her favourite places, unfettered by restrictions. We caught up to chat about her latest projects, both of which are well worth a watch if you haven’t already. Elsewhere in the magazine, if you’re planning a fresh new look for your home this year, you can discover the latest paint trends in our interiors feature. Somebody who isn’t afraid to express herself with bold paint choices is interior designer Emma Deterding, who shows us around her stunning home. And, excitingly, we welcome back our travel section – at the moment, we’re only plotting future adventures, but it sure feels good to dream. Until next month, look after yourselves

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020 8458 7311




Built approximately 20 years ago and set behind a sweeping carriage driveway, a detached family home offering flexible accommodation arranged over 3 floors whilst backing directly on to and enjoying views across the rolling green acres of Golders Hill Park.

On the first floor there are 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms(3 en suite) including a beautiful master bedroom suite with stunning views over the garden with far reaching views across Golders Hill Park.

The ground floor features a magnificent drawing room with 3 sets of double doors leading on to a terrace and garden, a dining room which can easily accommodate 20 people, a well-appointed kitchen breakfast room and a family room / bedroom en suite.

The lower ground floor which offers complete flexibility, is currently arranged as 2 self-contained home offices with their own independent entrances and a utility room, but could easily be converted into a gym, media room or staff/guest bedroom .

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020 8458 7311

THE BISHOPS AVENUE, N2 £10,000,000


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




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


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

Holly Mount, NW3 ÂŁ2,750,000

In the heart of Hampstead Village, a two bedroom Georgian house with impressive period features and the rare advantage of a separate garage. This home retains the façade of the original detached house and extends to approximately 1,100 sq. ft across four floors. There is a fantastic roof terrace with extraordinary views over the chimney pots of Hampstead to the city skyline of London, energy rating f. Dexters Hampstead. 56 Heath Street, London, NW3 1DL T: 020 7433 0273 E: hampsteadsales@dexters.co.uk

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Highgate West Hill, N6 ÂŁ2,400,000

Located halfway between the open acres of Hampstead Heath and Highgate Village, a five bedroom, three bathroom house with the added bonus of a conservatory, balcony and a roof terrace. There is excellent ground floor space including two reception rooms and an open plan kitchen and family room leading to the mature rear garden, ideal for entertaining both friends and family, energy rating f. Dexters Highgate. 35 Highgate High Street, London, N6 5JT T: 020 8545 8584 E: highgatesales@dexters.co.uk



BLOMFIELD ROAD, W9 36 1984 - 2020

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



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A modern 4 Bedroom town house comprising 2082 sq ft/193 sq m situated directly opposite the Regents Canal in the heart of Little Venice. The property has been well maintained throughout and offers bright and spacious accommodation including 2 Reception rooms and a 17’ Kitchen/ Breakfast room. Further benefits include off-street parking for 2 cars, an integral garage, a 62ft landscaped rear garden and a top floor terrace with views over the canal. ENTRANCE HALL • GUEST CLOAKROOM • RECEPTION ROOM • FAMILY ROOM • KITCHEN/ BREAKFAST ROOM • MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM • 3 FURTHER BEDROOMS • SHOWER ROOM (EN-SUITE) • FAMILY BATHROOM • CENTRAL HEATING • ENTRY PHONE • 62FT REAR GARDEN • ROOF TERRACE • INTEGRAL GARAGE • OFF STREET PARKING FOR 2 CARS • RESIDENTS PARKING • EPC=D. FREEHOLD




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




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Mark Nash Director mark.nash@sandfords.com

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



A rare opportunity to purchase an outstanding Grade I Listed Nash house (427 sqm / 4,596 sqft) located in one of the finest terraces in the Crown Estate with fantastic views onto Regent’s Park. The property has been recently refurbished and redesigned to the highest standard and provides elegant and well planned accommodation which is arranged over five floors and benefits from a lift, air-conditioning throughout, high ceilings, a purpose built roof terrace, three storage vaults, communal gardens and off street parking. The accommodation comprises a reception hall, a magnificent drawing room on the first floor with floor to ceiling windows with wonderful views onto Regent’s Park, a dining room, a master bedroom suite with a dressing room and en suite bathroom, four further bedrooms, two bathrooms, a well equipped kitchen, utility and a media room. The property also benefits from staff accommodation on the lower ground floor which includes two bedrooms, a kitchen and a bathroom.

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Mark Nash Director mark.nash@sandfords.com

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



A bright, second floor apartment (1,388 sqft / 128.9 sqm) set within a stunning, stucco fronted, terrace with wonderful views over the Regent’s Park boating lake. The apartment comprises a main bedroom with en suite bathroom, two further bedrooms, a shower room, a large double aspect reception room/dining room, fully fitted kitchen and a guest WC. Further benefits include a basement storage room, a porter and a passenger lift. Clarence Terrace is well located on the outer circle of Regent’s Park, within close proximity of the amenities of both Marylebone High Street and Baker Street underground station (Jubilee, Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Bakerloo Lines).


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uperbly located on a quiet tree-lined street, this wide and imposing period home is set behind electric gates, with a beautiful landscaped rear garden. The lateral property enjoys high ceilings throughout and is offered in an excellent decorated condition. P R I N C I P A L B E D R O O M S U I T E | 5 F U R T H E R B E D R O O M S | 4 B AT H R O O M S | 4 / 5 R E C E P T I O N S R O O M S S T E A M R O O M | D R I V E WAY | G A R A G E | O F F S T R E E T P A R K I N G | A P P R O X I M AT E LY 6 , 3 1 9 S Q F T | E P C E 0.9 M I L E S F R O M P R I M R O S E H I L L PA R K

Guide price ÂŁ15,950,000 Knight Frank St. John's Wood james.simpson@knightfrank.com 020 3811 0776

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angtry House is a unique property, featuring a discreet, part-subterranean design and is located opposite Hampstead Heath. Set within electric gates, this home benefits from private parking for three cars and a delightful paved front garden. P R I N C I P A L B E D R O O M S U I T E | 2 F U R T H E R B E D R O O M S | FA M I LY B AT H R O O M | 2 R E C E P T I O N R O O M S S T U D Y/ G Y M | C I N E M A R O O M | G A R D E N | A P P R O X I M AT E LY 3 , 4 5 1 S Q F T | E P C C A P P R O X I M AT E LY 0 . 5 M I L E S T O H A M P S T E A D U N D E R G R O U N D S TAT I O N

Guide price ÂŁ4,950,000 Knight Frank Hampstead katy.brookes@knightfrank.com 020 3797 2160




Elegant period family home Provost Road, Belsize Park, NW3 Chalk Farm Underground Station: 0.2 miles Grade II listed period family house on the market for the first time since 1965, double reception room, kitchen, dining room/further reception room, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study, office, South-facing garden

Freehold | 2,304 sq ft | Guide ÂŁ3.25 million

Peter Brookes Savills Hampstead Residential Sales 020 7472 5036 pbrookes@savills.com

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Impressive lateral apartment Cambridge Gate, Regent's Park, NW1 Regent's Park Underground Station: 0.3 miles Rare opportunity to acquire a penthouse apartment with extensive views over Regent's Park, 3 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, 5 en suite bedrooms, guest cloakroom, utility room, study, lift and internal passenger lift, 2 terraces, 2 balconies, garage, residents parking, porterage, EPC = E

Leasehold, approximately 128 years remaining | 5,746 sq ft | Guide ÂŁ25.5 million

Zach Madison Savills St John's Wood & Regent's Park Residential Sales 020 3043 3609 zmadison@savills.com




A rare opportunity to acquire three adjoining/adjacent apartments in arguably Regent’s Park most sought after apartment building York Terrace West is the only private gated road in Regent’s Park. The properties consist of two adjacent outstanding first floor apartments (two bedroom and three bedroom) with floor to ceiling windows and immediately above a large second floor three bedroom apartment, overlooking and located in the picturesque Nash Terrace on the outer circle of Regent’s Park.

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ASKING PRICE ÂŁ15,000,000 The three properties enjoy a total of 20 park facing windows (10 on each floor) and provide 5,604 sq ft / 520.6 sq m of accommodation.


Additional benefits include 24 hour porterage/security, secure underground parking for four cars, basement storage rooms and access to the landscaped private gardens at York Terrace West, Park Square and the Park Crescent.

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Asking Price ÂŁ2,750,000

An outstanding four bedroom family house discreetly positioned on Villas on The Heath, Vale of Health, NW3. This exceptional Grade II listed Victorian villa has been recently refurbished and provides stunning interiors, a patio garden and picturesque views of the Vale and The Heath. Enviably located moments from the Heath whilst allowing easy access to the centre of Hampstead Village with its array of shops, cafes and restaurants and local underground station (Northern Line) and Hampstead Heath Overground station. 2

Energy Efficiency Rating - E52

Hampstead Sales 020 7435 4404

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Guide Price ÂŁ3,000,000

Situated in a landmark Georgian terrace is an elegant recently refurbished Grade II* listed family house on Grove Terrace, Dartmouth Park, NW5. This charming home is arranged over five floors and extends to 2491 sq ft offering stunning interiors and retaining many character features which include panelling, wood floors and spectacular fireplaces. This fabulous house benefits from a beautiful walled garden, landscaped to provide three separate zones and further comprises an allocated off street parking space. Energy Efficiency Rating - F39

Hampstead Sales 020 7435 4404 . Highgate Sales 020 8347 2600







HAMILTON TERRACE, ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 £5,745,000, MAIN HOUSE ONLY A Grade II Listed Georgian house arranged over 3,439 sq ft / 319.5 sqm. This wonderful home features well-proportioned reception rooms with period detailing as well as six bedrooms, two En-suite bathrooms, an En-suite shower room, two kitchens, a guest W/C, flat roof, a patio and a stunning 120 ft / 36.6 m garden. Hamilton Terrace is a beautiful tree-lined avenue which is home to some of London’s most luxurious houses with close proximity (0.6 miles) to the attractive and extensive shops, boutiques and restaurants of St John’s Wood and Little Venice. This house could be sold separately from the mews house although the owners wish to sell together ideally. Freehold| Six bedrooms | Four Bathrooms | Guest W/C | Shower Room | Kitchen | Three Reception Rooms | Single Garage (Separate Leasehold) | 120 ft Private Garden | 0.7 miles from St John’s Wood Tube Station | 0.6 miles from Maida Vale Tube Station (Bakerloo line) | High Ceilings | EPC Rating D

ST JOHN’S WOOD | 020 7586 7001




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HAMILTON CLOSE, ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 £6,995,000, TO INCLUDE BOTH PROPERTIES The property additionally benefits from an entirely self-contained freehold mews house which is situated at the rear end of the garden with its own entrance on the cobbled mews of Hamilton Close offering two double bedrooms, one bathroom, an internal garage, separate kitchen and reception room.

Freehold | Three Bedrooms | Shower Room | Guest WC | Reception Room | Kitchen | Garage (Separate Leasehold) | Patio | 0.7miles From St John’s Wood Tube Station | EPC Rating D

ST JOHN’S WOOD | 020 7586 7001






WHITE LODGE TORQUAY TQ1 A BEAUTIFUL FIVE-BEDROOM HOME WITH VIEWS TOWARD THE ENGLISH CHANNEL White Lodge is located on one of the most prestigious streets in Torquay, this stunning five-bedroom home offers panoramic views towards the English Channel and Torbay, with ample living and entertaining accommodation. White Lodge benefits from direct access to the beach from the rear of the property, a tennis court, a large landscaped garden and substantial sports complex equipped with a full length swimming pool. Accommodation: Entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, sitting room, eat-in kitchen, study, entertainment room, principal ensuite bedroom, 4 bedrooms (one ensuite), separate studio, guest cottage Amenities: Direct access to the beach, tennis court, landscaped garden, roof terrace, swimming pool, exercise room, jacuzzi, sauna, utility room, garage

Mayfair Sales sales@beauchamp.com +44 (0)20 7499 7722

£4,800,000 Freehold Joint Sole Agents


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SWAN COURT CHELSEA SW3 A MODERN A MODERN AND AND SPACIOUS SPACIOUS TWO TWO BEDROOM BEDROOM MAISONETTE MAISONETTE ININ THE THE HEART HEART OFOF CHELSEA CHELSEA A charming and spacious two-bedroom maisonette beautifully refurbished and modernised to the highest of standards, situated in a prestigious portered block in the heart of Chelsea. Comprising a beautiful open plan kitchen and reception room with dining area, principal en-suite bedroom with dressing room, second bedroom and family bathroom. Located moments from King’s Road, Swan Court is well-positioned enjoying the open spaces of Battersea Park, and the abundance of amenities that Chelsea has to offer. Accommodation: Open plan kitchen, reception room and dining room, principal ensuite bedroom with dressing room, second bedroom, family bathroom Amenities: Porter

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A DECEPTIVELY SPACIOUS REGENCY STYLE RESIDENCE (574.1 SQ M/6,180 SQ FT) DESIGNED BY RENOWNED ARCHITECT ROBERT ADAM. THE HOUSE FEATURES A PORTLAND STONE STAIRCASE, EXCEPTIONAL ENTERTAINING AREAS, A FULLY EQUIPPED BOFFI KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM AND FURTHER BENEFITS FROM OFF-STREET PARKING WITH A DOUBLE GARAGE AND A SOUTH-FACING GARDEN. Marlborough Place is conveniently located between Hamilton Terrace and Abbey Road within easy reach of local shops and bus routes whilst The American School in London (ASL), St John’s Wood High Street and St John’s Wood Underground Station (Jubilee Line) are all within easy walking distance.

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Principal Bedroom with Two Dressing Rooms, Two Bathrooms & Study, Four Further Bedrooms, Three Further Bathrooms (One En-Suite), Drawing Room, Dining Room, Family Room, Kitchen/ Breakfast Room, Conservatory, Study, Utility Room, Guest Cloakroom, Double Width Garage, Off-Street Parking for Two/Three Cars, SouthFacing Garden. EPC: TBC.

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

A rarely available duplex apartment directly opposite Regents Park Clarence Terrace, NW1 The property benefits from high ceilings, parking and many original period features. It also boasts its own private garden. Clarence Terrace is located by the picturesque boating lake on the south-western corner of Regent's Park. It is perfectly situated for the excellent transport links at Baker Street Underground Station and for an easy stroll into Marylebone Village and the West End. 3 Bedrooms • 2 Bathrooms • Double Reception Room • Utility Room • Guest Cloakroom • Private Terrace • 24 Hour Concierge & Security • Secure Underground Parking.


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Grade II Listed period family home in desirable address Warwick Avenue, W2 The property retains many of its original period features, benefiting from high ceilings throughout and an abundance of natural light. It's a special spacious family home offering greatly proportioned reception rooms for entertaining and generous bedroom accommodation. Warwick Avenue is situated within easy access of all the shops and cafés of Little Venice whilst only moments from the banks of the picturesque Regent's Canal and Warwick Avenue Underground Station (Bakerloo Line) providing easy access to Paddington Main Line Station and Heathrow Express. 6 Bedrooms • 5 Bathrooms • 3 Reception Rooms • Kitchen • Utility Room • Guest Cloakroom • Garden.


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Price on Application Sole Agent | Freehold | EPC E


On the market for the first time in nearly fifty years and located on the south-east side of one of the most popular roads in the heart of Hampstead Village, a semi-detached three storey, four bedroom red brick Victorian house, which benefits from an unusually deep and secluded 71' rear garden. Whilst the house has been well maintained by the present vendors, it will now require updating, offering huge potential to extend upwards and outwards subject of course to all the usual planning consents. The cosmopolitan shops, cafĂŠs and restaurants of the Village as well as Hampstead underground station (Northern Line) can be found at the top of Willoughby Road, literally 100 metres away, and the huge and beautiful open spaces of the Heath are a few minutes walk on Willow Road.

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Hornsey Lane, Highgate, N6 4


ÂŁ1,999,950 Sole Agent | Freehold | EPC C


An outstanding and striking converted period Coach House, situated within close proximity to Highgate Village. This wonderful home offers an abundance of creative contemporary living space featuring an impressive galleried reception room, custom-built open-plan glazed staircase and underfloor heating. The accommodation includes four bedrooms with en-suite bathroom or shower room, kitchen/breakfast room, study/bedroom 5 with en-suite shower room, rear southerly facing courtyard garden and first floor roof terrace. Ideally located within 200 metres of Waterlow Park and easy access to the City via well connected local underground stations (Northern Line).

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A stunning top (5th) floor three bedroom family apartment extending to 1785sqft/165.8sqm affording views over the London skyline. Entrance Hall | 23'4 x 20'2 Reception Room | Eat-in Kitchen/Diner Master Bedroom With En-Suite Bathroom | Two Further Double Bedrooms | Two Further Shower Rooms | Lift, Entry Phone and Porter | Allocated Parking Space | Communal Gardens | Outstanding Views 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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Set within this secure gated development and located just off West Heath Road, this deceptively low built five bedroom, four bathroom, three reception detached house of 3,662 sq ft boasts a double garage, parking for two cars and a 75ft rear facing garden. The accommodation to the ground floor comprises a 24ft reception room with sliding doors to the well manicured garden, a separate kitchen breakfast room and dining room, further reception room/playroom, a guest cloakroom and a utility room. The upper floor benefits from a rear facing 21ft principal bedroom with a spacious ensuite bathroom, dressing area and a large terrace overlooking the garden, four further bedrooms (two ensuite) and a family bathroom with sauna. In addition to the existing square footage there is also potential extend subject to the usual consents. EPC Rating: E

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

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Dulux say that their Colour of the Year is warm and earthy, promoting a feeling of stability and providing a foundation for change. And that’s needed now more than ever 1. Eichholtz Oxnard coffee table, £1,590 (sweetpeaandwillow.com)| 2. Mus small pot in sand, £18.50 (abodeliving.co.uk) | 3. Dulux Eggshell in Brave Ground, from £16.42 for 500ml (dulux.co.uk) | 4. Beige frills cushion, £45 (roseandgrey.co.uk) | 5. Made Below Go Solo ottoman in Brave Ground, £458 (madebelow.co.uk) | 6. Loche back-to-wall bath in Stone Brown, £1,695 (watersbaths.co.uk) | 7. 366 Armchair, Loft Collection, £715 (limelace.co.uk)





From 18 January on digital download For fans of Studio Ghibli, as well as Jérémy Clapin of I Lost My Body fame, this is a similarly life-affirming and wonderfully hypnotic animation that’s decidedly not just for kids. The feature, written and directed by Latvian filmmaker Gints Zilbalodis, opens with a boy who finds himself in a barren land, hanging from a tree by his parachute. When a menacing, shadowy creature starts to follow him, he embarks on an epic journey of adventure, survival and dreamy landscapes. Without dialogue, just a beautifully gripping score, it is a sensory feast – and one that’s guaranteed to re-awaken our travel wants. Pre-order at itunes.apple.com


Doorstep Productions Throughout January, London-wide There really are no people like show people… Doorstep Productions, the brainchild of actors Maria Friedman and Adrian Der Gregorian, offers performances of much-loved musical numbers and snippets from our favourite shows, thrillingly, at our own front door. Backed by theatrical big

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guns such as Cameron Mackintosh and Sonia Friedman, the pair have put together a cast of West End and Broadway performers who’ll sing and dance on our doorsteps and driveways. Whether you plump for Les Mis, Dreamgirls or Mary Poppins, this promises to be nothing short of magical. And,

with each booking, the company will make a contribution to various theatre charities, giving vital support in these challending times. Set to run until London’s theatres can open without social distancing. To book, call 020 7183 4414 (doorstepproductions.com)





Frank Stella: What You See Is What You See 28 January-20 March, Shapero Modern

This is an exhibition of milestones: not only does it launch antiquarian book specialists Shapero’s new Maddox Street art space, but it’s the first comprehensive Frank Stella show in the UK since 2013. Exploring the progression of his career, with prints, paintings and sculpture from 1967 to 2001, What You See Is What You See focuses on the American painter’s artistic practice, bringing his print experimentation, love of colour, and his relationship with abstraction to a London audience. For gallery director Tabitha Philpott-Kent, the exhibition marks an exciting move, which, she says, “solidifies the gallery as a distinct entity from our Rare Books counterpart. Our opening exhibition offers the rare chance to explore this highly renowned artist.” 41-43 Maddox Street, W1S (020 3693 2197; shaperomodern.com)



Radical Architecture of the Future

Tracey Emin/Edvard Munch: The Loneliness of the Soul

By Beatrice Galilee

Inviting us to think outside the box – or rather the bricks and mortar – London-born, New York-based Galilee profiles some of the world’s most exciting projects in architecture and spatial design, noting that today, architectural practice transcends the design and construction of buildings.

Digital landscapes, art, apps, films, installations and virtual reality all feature in this forwardthinking book, which is as visually arresting as it is informative. Comprising five chapters – Visionaries, Insiders, Radicals, Breakthroughs, and Masterminds – and

Until 28 February, Royal Academy

featuring illustrious architects, designers, artists, writers, filmmakers and AI creators, this is one for design-lovers in all shapes and forms.

In this haunting, multi-layered exhibition, we get to see the eminent Emin as both artist and obsessive art lover. Her long fascination with the Norwegian expressionist, best known for The Scream, has been well documented: in the 1998 work Homage to Edvard Munch And All My Dead Children, we saw the confessional artist curled up and naked on a jetty on the Oslo Fjord. “I’ve been in love with this man since I was eighteen,” she says. Here, Emin’s paintings, neons and sculpture will flank 19 oils and watercolours from Munch’s rich canon, carefully selected by Emin herself to unite the works in their common themes of loss, grief and yearning.

£39.95, hardback (phaidon.com)

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We talk to Sara Pascoe about her latest projects, and she reveals how she spent the last extraordinary year, and what she hopes to do in the coming one WORDS by LIZ SKONE JAMES PHOTOGRAPHY by HARRY COOKE


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t’s a dark and dreary day with good news thin on the ground, but an interview with Sara Pascoe is a cheery prospect. If there’s anyone guaranteed to raise a smile on a blue January day, it’s the north London-based comedian. As a regular on the panel shows, hers is, happily, a face we see much of. Lately, though, we’ve seen even more of it. Back in October, her self-penned sitcom, Out of Her Mind, debuted on BBC 2 to critical acclaim. Female-dominated, and utterly modern, the six-part series sees Sara playing a deranged version of herself, exploring relationships, family dynamics and the female body. Utterly subversive, and brilliantly bonkers, it blurs fantasy and reality, frequently breaching the fourth wall. Though it is loosely based on her own life, sharing it publicly never felt too personal, Sara explains. “It is like a form of catharsis, because you kind of get to rewrite the truth to find a nicer version. So, you get to create, basically, a different kind of truth for you to live in. Especially with this show, because it is a version of the truth, but it is brightly coloured and has good endings, so actually it is a much more thought out version, and that is really satisfying.” She was, she says, thrilled with the response to the show: “It has been such a long period of being, either in my head, literally, and then with the actors and directors, so having it in the world is a really lovely feeling. You know, it actually exists, it wasn’t just a dream, so yeah, it has been really great.” Altogether different, her documentary, The Last Woman on Earth, has just been screened as part of the BBC’s festive schedule. “The premise is that I travel around the world, and people who are the last remaining people doing their job teach me how to do it,” she explains. “One day it would be like boat making, and the next day it would be up a tree collecting coconuts, and the next day, massage in this Georgian sauna, and things like that.” Exploring different cultures around the world, the show essentially addresses the impact of the unforgiving pace of modern life. “It was an interesting insight into the way that the world is changing,” Sara reveals. “Whether that’s the economy or the climate, or, with Cuba, obviously the fact that it is communist, and might be opening up to the world market.” In fact, filming was cut short when the pandemic hit last spring, and with travel restrictions in place throughout last year, the team were unable to finish it in the way they had intended. “We kind of put it into the story, we felt it was a chance to reflect on what 2020 had been like for everyone. It was a chance to talk right at the end about how, ok, wow, jobs are going to change for so many of us – I don’t know when I am going to work again. So, we made it really heartfelt about what this has done to all of us,” Sara explains. The team were in Lapland when the news came that the UK was locking down. “We were about to go off on a three-day trek with these indigenous reindeer herders. It was going to be really intense; we were all going to stay in one hut with the reindeer and all of these people. Then Finland basically said, ‘can you get out please, we are closing the airports, so you have to go now’,” Sara recalls. “So, it was a mad panicked rush. And those two weeks that we were in Finland were the ones where everything really changed in England, you know, when people started buying lots of toilet paper, so it felt like we left one country and came back to a completely different one.” In fact, Sara got home to find that she didn’t have any toilet paper herself,



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“I am resolute that I will never ever complain again; not about anything. Not about the travelling or the late nights, drunk audiences… nothing! I am just going to be really appreciative”

and the shelves in the shops were bare. “I was googling to try and find out where toilet paper was, I found some toilet paper earrings with a little roll on, and I ended up buying them,” she recalls, laughing. A memento of a truly extraordinary time. It has been an extraordinary time in many ways, but perhaps especially in terms of being unable to work, something Sara says she has missed desperately. “I am resolute that I will never ever complain again; not about anything. Not about the travelling or the late nights, drunk audiences… nothing! I am just going to be really appreciative,” she sighs. There have been some gigs, but things have been very different. “I have done gigs to cars in fields, and I have done gigs in pub gardens, and gigs in the rain, and outdoors under marquees, and Greenwich Festival was completely outside at the Observatory. So yeah, I have done some gigs, and we have all just been so giddy with excitement to be there and to get a chance to do our job.” And there has been the opportunity to appear on socially distanced panel shows – something that is always good fun. “You have a mug with a bit of wine in. You sit and talk, and you laugh at very funny people and then somebody else edits it all together to make it just happen,” she explains. Sara has also been spending time focusing on writing, which is something she loves and that is totally under her control – a luxury at this time. “I am using the next couple of months to put some pitches together and do some research and work out what the next project will be. Whether it is writing for TV or writing another book, or maybe both,” she reveals. When she is not doing that, she’s out and about with her dog, Mouse, whose excited barking at passers-by outside Sara’s window has punctuated our interview. “When he was a tiny puppy he really looked like a mouse, but he’s not as quiet as a mouse, clearly! He thinks he is a baby wolf,” she laughs, explaining his unusual name. “He’s a half Springer Spaniel, half Jack Russell and he is very energetic. So, it means that we are out for at least a couple of hours every day,” she tells me. “It is wonderful; I think I have now got such a new appreciation for the seasons. Because they happen gradually, from morning to afternoon, day to day. The changing light and the smell in the air. And watching things grow and then watching them become mulch again. So yeah, it is really fantastic to be out on long, long walks. I live in north London, so we can go to Hampstead Heath, which is obviously heaven.” In fact, Mouse can take responsibility for kickstarting Sara’s fitness regime. “I started running with him,” she reveals, “which I’d never done before lockdown. It is such a great thing to do, outside in the fresh air. Normally I would have 'exercise more' down on my list of New Year’s resolutions, because it makes you feel so much better, but I have actually been pretty good, and I have already done that!” What else in on the list? “I would like, like lots of people, to drink less. Usually I’d say that I wanted to make more time to read, but 2020 has been full of empty days: I have been running and reading and yoga-ing lots, so actually I am really good girl and I just need to cut down on the wines!” she laughs. Those are the resolutions, what about the plans? Sara is, unsurprisingly, praying for a return to something resembling normality. “It’s waiting to see if things like my sitcom get a second series, and when work starts up again, auditioning for things and doing gigs and hopefully doing a tour next year, but obviously it’s the sort of thing you cannot do before people are safe. So, everything has got a question mark on it really,” she says. And, like so many of us, she is dreaming of the perfect, restriction free day, to do as her heart desires. “Let’s say it’s the spring, because what I really love is cycling in London, and I basically stop once the weather gets bad,” she tells me. “I’d go somewhere like Waterloo. I’d chain the bike up beside the river and go to a little independent coffee shop and have a flat white that knocks your head off. And then maybe, what I’d love, especially having not done anything like that recently, is wandering around a gallery, looking at paintings. Then spending some time in the gift shop buying some postcards and felt tip pens. Then, there are so many amazing vegan restaurants to have lunch, so maybe going somewhere like Mildred’s in Soho and having a really big healthy lunch. I do yoga near there at triyoga on Carnaby Street, so I could go and do a nice relaxing class afterwards, nothing too stressful. And then walking around the shops on Regent Street a little bit, and then the London Library is on Piccadilly, so I could go there and do an hour’s work before going to do a gig in the evening, at Leicester Square or somewhere. I really hope I can do all of those things again soon…” Fingers firmly crossed. Both Out of Her Mind and The Last Woman on Earth are now available to watch on the BBC iplayer

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Seb Barre, manager of The Laboratory Spa and Health Club in Muswell Hill tells us why there’s never been a better time to join How would you describe The Laboratory Spa and Health Clubs in Muswell Hill and Mill Hill? Our clubs, situated in leafy north London, were designed 25 years ago as oases of calm and wellbeing, offering state of the art facilities with excellent customer service. Times have moved on, but this ethos hasn’t changed. Whether swimming is your thing, or you prefer to workout in the gym or in a studio class setting, we provide it all, in a friendly, supportive and motivating environment. How do you compete with the larger chain clubs in terms of service and facilities? We take personal pride in everything we deliver, and we listen to our members, responding to their needs and requests. Attention to detail is everything: The Laboratory’s directors and owners regularly use the club’s facilities themselves, enabling them to see everything through the eyes of our members. As a family run business, we are able to cherry pick our staff, allowing us to offer the very best service on a consistent basis. It’s what makes us different. How do you ensure member safety at this time? At a time when health is more important than ever, we are taking our responsibilities very seriously. We are following the latest Government guidelines to the letter: all members undergo a temperature check before entering, once inside,

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I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling like the last nine months have offered excuse after excuse to comfort eat, and, for me, that has resulted in piling on the pounds. Despite keeping up with an at-home exercise routine, I seem to have plateaued with my progress. I’ve been considering a personal trainer for a while, but I don’t fancy thundering around in my top floor conversion flat, and I really don’t want my fellow dog-walkers in the park laughing at my burpees! So I’m intrigued when a leaflet for a new PT studio called Terra Hale pops through my door, and not just because it’s offering a free taster session. Based right on Notting Hill Gate, it’s compact but packed full of equipment. Being a woman of increasing years as well as waistline, I can be prone to feeling like other


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Up close and personal When the pandemic response saw large events and gatherings cancelled, it dealt a blow to Go Get Glitter, the specialist festival make up and accessory brand set up by north Londoners Holly and Sophia. Undeterred, the best friends got their heads together to think of ways to diversify that would allow their audience to express themselves in new ways. And so, Go Get Personalised was founded, providing personalised loungewear and jumpers that are perfect for cosy days at home. The duo supply t-shirts, sweatshirts, baby grows, face masks and more, in a spectrum of colours, all customisable with the use of embroidery or initial patches, giving their customers the thrill of creating bespoke and entirely unique items. Holly says, “we leave the creativity down to the customer entirely, encouraging them to be playful and creative with their wardrobe. During a difficult time, Go Get Personalised are focused on delivering items that won’t break the bank and are the perfect gift for that special someone, or just as a treat for yourself!” Guaranteed to brighten up a dull January day. For more information, see gogetpersonalised.co


Beautifully independent What’s in store for beauty this year? One thing we can thank the pandemic for is showing us the importance of our local communities and encouraging us to support small independent businesses, say Samantha Freedman and Margot Vitale. The pair are the founders of Curate Beauty, a revolutionary digital wholesale marketplace for independent beauty and wellness brands. With people staying in more, and worrying about their health, Curate has seen a move away from outward facing beauty, to more self-focused wellbeing. Supplements are now the second most searched term

on their website, with brands like Supernova Living Life Powders and Tonik being particularly popular, while sleep-focused brands like Holistic and Kalmar have grown by 70 per cent. And with spa days largely off the agenda, at-home pampering has grown massively. Candles – like those from Elm Rd. – are now Curate’s most searched items. You can discover all of these brands and more at the Curate pop up at Urban Retreat, which is open until the end of this year. 2-4 Hans Crescent, SW1X (urbanretreat.co.uk; curate-beauty. com)

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Exciting news for north Londoners: a new bottle shop and deli has opened within the Hexagon Classics car showroom in East Finchley. A collaboration between the Hexagon team and wine expert Bert Blaize, Bottles ’N’ Jars – named after the Cockney rhyming slang for ‘cars’, in homage to the location – is on hand to recharge and refuel the local community. Alongside the hundreds of wines individually selected by Blaize, co-author of bestselling wine bible, Which Wine When, you’ll find freshly baked bread, exclusive coffee blends from Notes, and cheese selected by north London cheese expert Holly Chaves of Wine & Rind. Expect, also, a huge selection of luxury grocery and pantry essentials – think jars of salted caramel figs, vinegars infused with cherries, organic small-batch olive oils and dried pastas from Italy (or, for the more ambitious customer, the perfect flour to make your own). And, pandemic permitting, there’ll be a series of masterclasses, tastings and talks on offer, too. Blaize says: “I’m really looking forward to chatting people though their choices, getting to know our locals and creating a fun and interactive space for wine lovers.” 82-92 Great North Road, N2 (020 3714 8380; bottlesnjars.co.uk)


Konnichiwa Covent Garden As far as we’re concerned, 2021 is not the year to be making resolutions involving sacrifice. So, this month, if the folks in Westminster sanction it, we plan to take full advantage of London’s bars and eateries – goodness knows they need our support. And top of our list is new sushi restaurant,

Bisushima. Located in Covent Garden’s Page8 hotel, it had its grand opening just two days before the November lockdown. And having reopened to much acclaim last month, we can’t wait to see what the fuss is about. Spread over 6,000 sq ft, the restaurant follows the principles of Shinrin-yoku, or nature

therapy, with floorto-ceiling windows flooding the space with light, a calming colour palette and design cues taken from the natural world. Chef and restaurateur, Sergey Men has designed a seasonally changing menu of well-balanced and flavoursome modern Japanese food, including the

Capital’s only Japanese breakfast. But the best bit has to be the two huge rooftop terraces, with views of Trafalgar Square, which will undoubtedly be in even higher demand this year! 8 St. Martin’s Place, WC2N (020 3879 9403; bisushima.com)


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What’s the last thing you cooked? In preparation for the opening of Los Mochis I’ve been experimenting with Pan-Pacific (Mexican Japanese) food, so over the weekend I made tuna tartar with yuzu ponzu, followed by steak tacos. What’s your signature dish? My take on an old-fashioned roast chicken with Brussels sprouts, roasted garlic and spicy corn.


The Pure Package Asian style duck salad Want to be happier and healthier this year? Gourmet meal delivery service The Pure Package’s latest meal plan might be the answer. With depression and neurological disorders often being accompanied by digestive issues – an estimated 90 per cent of the body’s serotonin, or ‘happy hormone’, is made within the digestive tract – The Positivity Package has been designed to inspire physical and mental wellbeing. You’ll receive a personalised and daily changing menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as snacks, all rich in pre- and probiotics and fibre to keep the microbiome of the digestive tract healthy. Dishes like this delicious salad, guaranteed to make you smile.

METHOD Mix the sesame oil with the ginger, garlic, lemongrass and fivespice and rub it over the duck legs. Place on a baking tray and cover with foil. Leave to marinate for 6 hours. Roast the duck legs for 1 hour at 180°C until cooked through. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook the noodles according to the packet instructions and refresh in cold water. Combine the dressing ingredients. Remove the meat from the bone and shred it using a fork, discarding the skin, fat and bones. Spoon over all but 2 tablespoons of the dressing. Toss the shredded duck, noodles and salad ingredients together and pile into bowls. Drizzle over the remaining dressing. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, micro coriander and shiso cress and serve. The Pure Package programmes start from £39.95 per day. £20 from the first 100 Positivity Packages sold will be donated to Rethink Mental Illness. For details and to order, see purepackage.com

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INGREDIENTS 10ml Sesame oil | Thumb size piece of ginger, grated | 1 garlic, crushed | 1 lemongrass stick, finely chopped | 1 tsp Chinese five-spice | 2 duck legs | 40g thin rice noodles

For the dressing

1 ½ tbsp tamari or soy sauce | 3 tbsp mirin | 1 tsp sesame oil | Juice of 1 lime | 1 long red chilli | Small knob of ginger, grated

For the salad

1 small carrot, peeled and cut into thin batons | 30g mangetout, thinly sliced lengthways | 50g mooli, cut into thin batons | 1/4 cucumber, cut into thin batons | 2 spring onions, finely chopped | Handful of coriander, chopped

To garnish

2 tsp black sesame seeds | Pinch micro coriander | Pinch shiso cress

What’s the best meal you’ve ever eaten? That’s a really hard question. I’ve been fortunate to eat at some of the best places, and enjoy food cooked by some of the best chefs in the world. I would narrow it down to Mozaic in Ubud, Bali or our restaurant OKKU in Dubai, voted Restaurant of the Year for seven years in a row. The chef at the latter is now working on Los Mochis. Guilty food pleasure? Cinnamon Social from Ole & Steen – a soft dough pastry filled with vanilla custard and cinnamon paste and topped with icing. I am highly gluten intolerant, so before indulging I have to remember that the resulting stomach ache will make the rest of the day a write off – but it is so worth it! If you could cook for anyone, who? My mum, who passed away a few years ago after a long battle with COPD. I’d take the opportunity to ask her to share some of her best recipes, too. What should no kitchen be without? Someone who comes in and cleans up all the mess afterwards. Allegedly I leave the kitchen in a bit of a state... A hybrid of Mexican and Japanese cuisine set against a vibrant and colourful backdrop, Los Mochis is set to open in Notting Hill this month (losmochis.co.uk)


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Expanding vistas

Having not ventured far from home recently, we’re longing for adventures. But with restrictions and uncertainty still very much a part of our lives, what can we expect when it comes to travelling post-pandemic? We asked four experts for their view on what 2021 might hold. Time to start daydreaming…

Mark Duguid Managing director, Carrier Luxury Holidays Spontaneity and last-minute bookings We’ve seen a surge in clients choosing to book a spontaneous trip. As uncertainty remains along with constant changes to travel restrictions, we expect this to continue. People have had plenty of time to dream about a holiday and are just waiting until the right moment to take an impulse break. At Carrier our contacts and relationships mean we can often find last minute availability and facilitate some extraordinary opportunities. Private airport experiences Over the last few months, we’ve seen an up-tick in clients requesting everything from private jets and helicopter transfers to security fast-track, private departure lounges and the option to board first or last. They want the confidence to know their personal space will be respected at all times and they want to reduce the number of touch points with people. Recognising this demand, we’ve built these experiences into our latest campaign, Blue Skies Ahead, with an aim to ease our clients’ concerns with more timeefficient, luxurious and safer options. Humans will become the new luxury Throughout this crisis, the human touch has proved invaluable. And in-line with this, people want to have a real person at the other end of the phone, providing guidance and reassurance and handling complex renegotiations, all the while ensuring that their funds are protected and their best interests are prioritised. Any luxury brand worth their salt knows that real luxury is about people, service excellence and trust. carrier.co.uk

Arnaud Zannier Founder and CEO, Zannier Hotels Fewer, longer holidays With the challenges of quarantine, travel continues to be complex. Short hops are likely to be out for now and I think travellers will instead opt for longer, more experiential adventures. Those who were taking seven or eight city breaks a year are thinking they’re not sure they want to be flying as frequently. People still want to travel, but they really want to take their time when they’re there. There is also the environmental impact: the quiet skies during lockdown made us take stock of the world around us and realise the damage we’re doing to the planet by constantly jumping on a plane. Remote, wilderness experiences People are leaning towards

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more remote-based experiences. They will be more careful about choosing their destination, maybe going for ones that aren’t too crowded and opting for smaller hotels. We’re receiving a lot of demand for our lodges in Namibia – the vast, beautiful landscapes coupled with a very limited number of rooms and unique, bucket-list experiences are exactly what people are looking for. Our newest property in Vietnam, Zannier Hotels Bãi San Hô, also ticks all the boxes. It’s situated within 98 hectares of paddy-fields and hilltops and overlooks an untouched, private one-kilometre beach. With just a handful of small fishing villages nearby, guests really will have the chance to completely disconnect from everyday life. Travel with a conscience This period has really given us the opportunity to make long-lasting environmental and philanthropical changes. A lot of travellers want to have a positive impact on not just the planet, but also local communities. It’s a very important subject for the millennial generation in particular, and it’s vital that we all do our bit to create a better planet. We’ve used this time to seriously look at what we’re doing for local communities and how our properties can make a positive impact on their surroundings. At Zannier Hotels Bãi San Hô, for instance, we have been teaching English in the nearby villages and in Namibia, with the increase in poaching due to the lack of tourists, our conservation efforts by N/a’an ku sê at the Zannier Reserve have been particularly important. zannier.com


TRAVEL Think local and sustainable – the chefs at The Pierhouse collect lobster from the end of their jetty

Gordon Campbell Gray Founder, The Wee Hotel Company Small, local, and sustainable Now, more than ever, people are looking for something that is slower, more thoughtful, and much more personal. Both The Pierhouse and The Three Chimneys use ingredients sourced nearby or made in-house, waste is minimised and the environment is considered. They celebrate the finest Scotland has to offer and provide a real sense of place. When you live in a country like Scotland where the local produce is so spectacular, it seems so pointless and upsetting to fly food in. At The Pierhouse when the chef needs lobster, he goes to the end of the jetty, which is just outside, and picks up a creel. I feel this is real luxury in today’s world.

My intention with The Wee Hotel Company is to return to good old fashioned hospitality and offer the warmest of welcomes, great comfort, utter relaxation and superb food. Our teams are completely dedicated to ensuring that a stay is truly special and memorable. There is indeed a huge welcome on the mat! theweehotelcompany.com

Staying in the UK Passport-free holidays became the norm in 2020 and I expect this will continue into 2021 and beyond, as we grow to appreciate the wonders on our doorsteps. We have all been inclined to stop and look at what is right in front of us and luckily the UK has plenty of culture, coastline, conservation parks and countryside to discover. Over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to travel the world, but, at the end of the day, few places can rival the sheer magnificence of Scotland. I am optimistic that we have seen, if not the end, then certainly the cutting back of what I call ‘wanton travel’ – a weekend in Prague followed by a weekend in Barcelona, for example – and that people will see the magic of holidaying and exploring in the UK while at the same time supporting local businesses.

Immune boosting treatments Now, more than ever, people around the world are acutely aware of the importance of good health and are looking at their general wellbeing with greater interest. They want to stay healthy, with prevention being key. There will be a shift away from lighter pampering treatments to a more evidence-based medical treatments and alternative therapies. At Chablé Hotels we can develop tailored wellness programmes, as well as those that focus on helping find mindfulness, balance and mental peace.

The personal touch I feel, and indeed hope, that there is going to be a move away from lavish excess in travel and tourism.

Cinthya Alva Flores Wellness director, Chablé Maroma

Back to nature During lockdown, people discovered a newfound appreciation for the rhythm of the natural world and its ability to soothe, calm and revitalise our minds. During these uncertain times, it has offered us the kind of certainty we are craving – the grass keeps growing and the flowers continue to bloom. Both Chablé Yucatán and Chablé Maroma allow guests to immerse themselves into nature, whether it’s the Mayan forest or the white sand beach. From the tropical gardens filled with ancient trees and the indoor-outdoor living to the alfresco fitness classes and forest walks, everything has been designed in harmony with nature and to help our guests feel happy and balanced.

Small, intimate hotels and unique, bucketlist experiences in remote locations are top of our wish list

Wellness for the whole family As wellness becomes more mainstream, its audience is diversifying, with tailored wellness programmes now catering towards previously overlooked groups: men, seniors and kids. Wellness is now considered a whole family affair, and post-Covid, people will want to reconnect and enjoy the company of their extended family more than ever, so will want experiences that cater towards everyone. We’re finding that more men are looking to take charge of their health and our experts can design a plan especially for their needs. Kids can also get involved with a selection of treatments especially for our youngest guests, as well as meditation, yoga and plenty of outdoor activities. chablehotels.com



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Interiors news Make your house a home Back to Earth

Amara has launched a sustainability initiative that’ll encourage us to shop differently in 2021. One Planet is a new page dedicated to three key areas of eco-consciousness: reselling, giving and sustainable shopping. Championing brands and charities such as Preloved, Gaff Interiors and Refugee Action, it’s a bold and welcome move from the influential online emporium. Expect regular editorial updates on the best sustainable brands and the ways in which we can up our eco-friendly habits when we shop for the home.

Eastern ink

Custom mural makers, Wallpapered.com have announced an exciting collaboration with renowned tattoo artist Nikole Lowe, in which six Chinese-inspired designs are dramatically scaled up for our walls. Painted freehand onto dyed Xuan paper – an authentic rice paper peppered with eye-catching gold flecks – the collection features finely detailed flora and fauna, full of Eastern wonder. From our own skin to the skin we live in, the intricately inked look translates beautifully.


£50 per sq m (wallpapered.com)

Spotlight on: nune

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If you’re looking to ring in the new year with a change of scenery – albeit indoors – Sheena Murphy of design studio nune is your woman. Describing her interiors style as modern, eclectic, layered, mostly neutral and often masculine, she offers a fresh aesthetic that’s perfect for new starts. With a focus on materials, process and environment, Murphy is driven by the simple belief that considered design contributes to wellbeing. We’ll raise a thoughtfully crafted stoneware cup to that. nunenune.com

Graphic illustration pair Craig & Karl have teamed up with luxe London textiles brand Ambar to create a limited edition capsule collection guaranteed to bring joy this January. Simply comprising a blanket and a scarf, the design offers an arresting mix of eye-popping pattern and vibrant colour, woven in the softest merino wool. Based in New York and London respectively, the creative duo are best loved for their large-scale, often humorous installations. Where fashion meets homeware, this winter we’ll be dressing our shoulders – and our sofas – in daring geometrics. From £160 for the scarf (ambarliving.com)

Take 5: Ceramics with soul

Artist medium planter, £35.50 (abodeliving.co.uk)

Blue stoneware narrow vase, £21 (beaumonde.co.uk)

Francesca Kaye Delft Woman plate, £185 (theshopfloorproject.com)


Gold accent mug, £24 (anthropologie.com)

Set of 4 pastel soup bowls, £38 (roseandgrey.co.uk)


NEW YEAR, NEW HUE Never has the concept of a fresh lick of paint seemed so apt. This new year, we’re brightening up our walls with established brands that offer crisp new colours, alongside game-changing new names in the world of interior emulsion WORDS by ALI HOWARD

CIAO, SOFIA COAT is an exciting young paint brand that aims to change the way we shop for our wall colours. In response to our continually evolving and fast-paced wants, a new limited edition shade will be available every month, for one month only – alongside the brand’s 30 strong core range. This is in close collaboration with some of interior design’s style-setters including Justin Coakley, whose rebellious bright pink Amoureuse was recently seen at a collaborative fashion pop-up in Notting Hill. And like all the best paint brands, COAT’s colours are wildly creative when it comes to names, just like the grubby pink Ciao, Sofia. Keep an eye out for January’s no. 31 hue, Maverick.

From £25 (coatpaints.com)

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MONOLITH While global travel might be off the agenda – for now – Andrew Martin’s new paint collection pays tribute to some of the far-flung destinations that have inspired the luxury brand for over 40 years – and it promises to ignite our wanderlust, too. Eco-friendly and highly durable, there are a whopping 114 new hues to choose from: Saharan Skies to Salt Flats; Welsh Slate to Timbuktu; and Greenwich Blue to Portobello Pink, if you’re after a shade that’s a little closer to home. Monolith is a warm, mid-toned grey interior paint with a hint of mauve, and it’s as elegant as it is earthy. From £39 (andrewmartin.co.uk) YELLOW 01 Bucking the norm on fancy paint names is the fashion-forward Lick, where the simple, numbered colours are entirely in fitting with the brand’s fuss-free ethos and utilitarian aesthetic: think sleek, vintage oil tin packaging, user-friendly peel and stick samples, and unpretentious colour descriptions (mid blue grey blend or mid lilac with a hint of grey). Naturally, these progressive paints are high on coverage, low on carbon and are 100 per cent vegan. And in a recent move, the brand have teamed up with Made to make the job of buying paint online even easier. The soft and buttery Yellow 01 promises sunnier days ahead. £38 (made.com) VINTAGE GREEN You know your four walls are in safe hands with Designers Guild, whose wallpaper and furnishing fabrics have adorned some of London’s finest homes since 1970. This may be a longestablished brand but its paint offering is decidedly fresh. The new Earth Tones collection sees bold botanical shades mix with stony neutrals in a range of indoor and outdoor finishes to inspire our DIY ambitions. (Think Cedar Tree in water-based eggshell or Sussex Flint in masonry paint). With the grassyhued Vintage Green on our interior walls we’re bringing the outside in this January – whilst holding out for springtime. From £25 (designersguild.com)

BRAVE GROUND Dulux’s 2021 colour of the year forms part of the brand’s new Earth palette, which sees complementary, nature-inspired tones come together harmoniously. Echoing the colours of the sea, sky and soil, wistful blues and calming greens are offset against the warm and earthy Brave Ground – and it is a heady contrast. As a neutral, the shade acts as a base upon which more vibrant colours can really pop out, such as the jeweltoned Mysterious Teal. And with the knowledge that Dulux’s colour connoisseurs have already done the hard job in putting the palette together, we’re given permission to get creative with our feature walls. From £16.42 (dulux.co.uk)



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At home with


With her passion for visual art and vibrant colour, Emma’s west London home was destined to be an apartment less ordinary WORDS by ALI HOWARD PHOTOGRAPHY by EMMA LEWIS

Opposite page: Emma believes that a house is not a home without artworks on the walls Above: pops of colour contrast with the stone splashback in the kitchen Left: one of a pair of much-loved Helena of Littleblood chairs



“Colour feeds the soul! It lifts the mood, inspires us, makes us happy. I can live in black, but I don’t want to look at black”

Above: Emma is happiest in her bold, bright living room Right: graffiti artist Tony Allen gave the apartment a colourful injection of street art


here are homes with wow-factor, and then there are homes that offer such an eye-popping visual feast it’s impossible not to comment when you walk in. Emma’s three-bed flat, set within a 1960s Brutalist block, is very much the latter – and it has been carefully curated so. “People don’t have to like it,” she says, “but I do want them to suck in their breath and go, ‘wow’!” For the interior designer and luxury brand owner, when it comes to putting a room together, fortune favours the bold. “I wanted to create something that was a little more unusual than the average,” she explains, “rather like haute couture – models always rock the most dangerous pieces and you think, how the hell could a normal person wear that? I wanted to create the flat so that it caused a storm when people came into it – but not too many people would be brave enough to do it themselves.” Emma’s confidence in colour and texture is infectious, and it oozes throughout the apartment, which she shares with her husband (who is, incidentally, colour blind – make of that what you will). It is also evident in every aspect of her work; KDLoves’ product range is colourful to say the least. The collection of soft furnishings, sumptuous headboards and lavish lampshades is wonderfully patternrich and deeply textured, too. “Colour feeds the soul!” Emma enthuses. “It lifts the mood, inspires us, makes us happy. I can live in black, but I don’t want to look at black. I want great colour to move me through my day, and if you do it well, it doesn’t have to be jarring or difficult to live with.

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You just need to know when and where to use it, and to use it in the right quantity.” Alongside the rainbow of interiors picks on Emma’s site is a section dedicated to visual art. And in the apartment, contemporary artworks are given a vital role in bringing the whole look together. “Until you put artwork and mirrors onto the walls, a house will never really be a home,” she says. “They create a cohesive story when it comes to interiors. We’ve just done a fabulous collaboration with Guy Allen Art and I wanted it all – moon dust, Swarovski crystals, colour and coloured in-slips in the frames.” Describing herself as a dangerous collector who buys on impulse, Emma’s intuitive art habits have certainly paid off here. The aesthetic, sitting oh so pretty between Pop Art and Punk, is as deliberately garish as it is perfectly British – and with that, Emma playfully mixes in traditional furnishings such as gilded mirrors, ornately shaped, upholstered dining chairs, and plush velvet curtains – albeit ones in a riotous colour clash of stripes. “The Diet Coke piece is a reminder of my 30 years of drinking litres of it every day,” she laughs, “but it’s the coolest picture, made by a Dutch artist from reclaimed wood found on the sea shore – I loved it the moment I saw it!” As if to further cement the relationship between art and interiors, here, the walls themselves become a canvas. Emma brought in graffiti artist and long-time collaborator Tony Allen – whom she affectionately refers to as “the man with the can” – to give the apartment an edgy injection of street art. “He created this great design in the hallway,”

she explains. “He covered the flush doors into the coat cupboard and utility room, which makes it seamless and sets the story for the rest of the journey around the flat. All the colours in the hallway repeat throughout the flat to ensure the overall look, feel and scheme is cohesive and designed harmoniously.” Emma admits she’s not a fan of the apartment’s architectural style but she concedes that hers is, undeniably, a property with good bones. “The internals are great with absolutely no space wasted on passageways,” she says, offering that, “good internal spaces are a bonus, but not essential, as with clever and careful design and symmetry, you can create this.” Despite its punkish pops and rebellious colour clashes, much of the flat is laid out in inch-perfect symmetry – particularly in the master bedroom and the open-plan living/kitchen space, in which the eye is drawn directly down the centre of the sofa set-up, and straight up into the vibrant, striped painting hung centre of the stone splashback. On first glance, the flat offers an effortlessly cool, thrown together look, but it soon becomes apparent there’s a clever interplay of vibrancy and calm at work here. Emma skilfully toys with these elements, which pull in opposite directions – and the discipline is admirable. While the flat could very well act as a showroom for her own brand, Emma, who describes her interiors style as “eclectic, colourful, vibrant and full of surprises,” mixes in pieces from some of her favourite designers. “The two chairs, made by Helena of Littleblood are amongst my


Designed to wow visitors, the apartment is a rainbow of patternrich soft furnishings, lavish lampshades and bold artworks



Part of the beauty of the master bedroom lies in its inch-perfect symmetry

favourites,” she says. “I think they say it all – a pair but not a pair, bold colours, interesting shapes… They’re a real statement.” She also namechecks Wicklewood for their cushions, Robert Langford for their case furniture, and William Yeoward for the brand’s general great taste. “Julian Chichester is a go-to for impeccable style and Tom Faulkner is, too, for his outrageously beautiful designs. He’s also a very cool man!” Emma adds. And when she’s not furiously spinning that colour wheel, collaborating with equally passionate artists, or working on her latest luxurious collection of vibrant homewares, Emma can be found relaxing in her very favourite spot, the living room. “I come home every night from work, put the TV on, and collapse onto the sofa with my feet up on the ottoman and think, ‘ah, am I not one of the luckiest people?’… I have a job that I love – 90 per cent of the time – a flat that I love, and family that I love. What could be better?” Emma is founder and creative director of Kelling Designs, KDLoves and KD2 london (kellingdesigns.com; kdloves.com; kd2london.com)





1. And so to bed – make a statement with a bold headboard. The Alice headboard, from £1,000 (kdloves.com)

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2. Art turns a house into a home, choose something that will get your guests talking. Princess Leopold canvas print, £195 (audenza.com) 3. With its velvet shade and quirky glass pineapple, this lamp will add

texture and style. Pineapple glass table lamp with teal blue shade, £99

(charltonisland.com) 4. Give your favourite armchair a pop of pattern with a richly decorated

throw cushion. Le Sirenuse Positano embroidered cushion, £310

(matchesfashion.com) 5. This funky velvet chair in cheery yellow will brighten up any space. Pols Potten yellow holy velvet chair, £245 (padlifestyle.com)

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Sandwiched between Hampstead, Primrose Hill and Chalk Farm, Belsize Park’s location couldn’t be better. Like its well-heeled neighbours, it boasts a village-like atmosphere, and a buzzing community of independent businesses, while architecturally, alongside the typical white stucco villas, you’ll find Arts and Crafts houses, and flats in Art Deco and Modernist blocks PHOTOGRAPHY by EMMANUELLE PERI & GEORGIA WATSON



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Meet the locals Holly Pollack Director, Go Get Personalised

“I moved into the area with my partner in October 2019, having grown up in Hampstead Garden Suburb. We always knew that we wanted to get a puppy as soon as we moved out from our family homes, so we focused the search for our first home together on locations that offered great outdoor space and local parks, while still being close to central London. Belsize Park seemed like the perfect area. And when we got our French Bulldog puppy, Kiboko last January, he really affirmed that decision by highlighting the sense of community here – lots of locals now recognise him on our daily walks and the local shops in Belsize Village always welcome him in. My business, which launched five years ago, originally focused on make up for festivals and events, all of which lockdown very quickly put a stop to. My business partner Sophia, who also lives locally, and I would meet daily for walks on Hampstead Heath, brainstorming ideas on how to adapt during these unprecedented times. It was on these walks in the

local area that we came up with the concept of our new brand, Go Get Personalised. Fast forward a few months and things are going well, but we regularly find ourselves working long hours, late into the night – on those days we’ll often pop into the Late Late Store in Belsize Village to stock up on essentials (their selection of snacks is unrivalled!) When working from home, I often start my day with a walk around the area with Sophia to run through the events of the day. We usually stop off at Gail’s for a much-needed coffee. We both love a big fresh salad, so next stop is Crescent Fruiterers to stock up on lots of fresh vegetables for lunch. Though we haven’t been here long, in a year like no other, we feel like we’ve really grown to know our new area. We absolutely love living in Belsize Park and hope to be here for many more happy years, supporting local businesses and mixing with the lovely people in the community.” gogetpersonalised.co



Street hearts

From our agents...

1 Princess Mews

Paul Bennett Behr & Butchoff

As if you couldn’t tell from the name, this postcard perfect cobbled mews is a royal treat. No surprise it’s in the Belsize Park Conservation area

2 England’s Lane

While Haverstock Hill might officially be considered as the high street, lined with shops and cafés, there’s plenty going on on this buzzy thoroughfare, too

3 Belsize Lane

With pavement cafés spreading on to a leafy square here, and grocers’ wares spilling out of the shops, this pretty pastel terrace is the heart of Belsize Village

Neir Gigi Goldschmidt & Howland

“This leafy and elegant suburb is a short walk from Hampstead Heath to the north and Primrose Hill to the south. With its energy, charm and atmosphere, and an excellent selection of boutique shops, it’s no wonder such a diverse mix of residents, including celebrities and the style conscious, call Belsize Park home.”


“Belsize Park offers a striking mix of white stucco fronted homes, largely broken up into characterful apartments, elegant mansion blocks, and contemporary houses of varying styles. Prices start in the order of £1,000 per sq ft for smaller accommodation while family sized properties can achieve £1,600 per sq ft.”

Orly Lehmann Knight Frank

“The Belsize Park property market has been extremely busy, despite the pandemic. Applicants still want to buy a home, although the need for outside space has increased dramatically. The volume of deals we have been doing remains high and my personal prediction for the future is that we will remain busy.”



Local heroes Notting Hill 1 Artichoke, NW3

Amy Odell from Chancellors recommends this family run grocer, florist and juice bar. “The shop is perfect for the health conscious among us and for those who like to cook with the finest produce,” she says. “They also offer a beautiful array of flowers and it is the place in NW3 to get a fabulous Acai bowl.” But it’s Artichoke’s community spirit that really sets them apart. “They offer first job opportunities to local youngsters helping them on their way into the working world,” Amy tells us. “A great addition all round.” 20 England’s Lane, NW3

2 Chamomile Café, NW3

3 Impressed London, NW3

If its abundant window display of freshly baked bread, cakes and pastries isn’t enough to tempt you inside, Dexters’ Chris Cooper tells us why this independent café is his local go-to: “Chamomile prides itself on serving locally sourced produce and freshly prepared food. There’s a wonderful welcoming atmosphere and a real sense of community,” he says, adding that it’s his favourite place to visit for brunch, “as their scrambled eggs are incredibly light and delicious. I’d recommend it to anyone visiting Belsize Park.” We’ll raise a coffee and a croissant to that.

For those gearing up for 2021, this multifaceted swim, bike, run and juice shop comes highly recommended by Aston Chase’s Mark Pollack. “It’s run by an Italian wife and husband duo who are hands-on and passionate about their business,” he says. And as if to further cement their local hero status, Mark adds: “They have been trading throughout the pandemic, servicing bikes for many of The Royal Free Hospital staff, thus indirectly helping to keep the local community both healthy and mobile.” We really are impressed.

45 England’s Lane, NW3 (020 7586 4580; chamomilecafe.co.uk)

12 England’s Lane, NW3 (020 7971 1019; impressedlondon.com)

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Little leaders


The UK’s largest ever Youth Climate Summit took place late last year, in which over 50 organisations, including Greenpeace, WWF, and Friends of the Earth, joined forces to host online sessions for primary and secondary schools. The objective? To get all schools to carbon zero by 2030 – no mean feat. For climate action champion Nigel Topping, this is a vital subject that should engage parents, teachers and pupils alike – but it’s the kids themselves who are proving the real inspiration: “Every one of us has a role to play in addressing climate change and young people all over the world are leading the way,” he says. “The Youth Climate Summit was designed by young people, for young people, who are coming together to take action on climate change and encouraging their schools and families to join them”.


Katherine Vintiner Heathside Preparatory School How would you sum up the ethos of the school? Heathside is a friendly, nurturing and academic school. Our community is positive, kind and mutually supportive which provides the right environment for pupils to learn well and grow. What makes it different? Heathside is non selective and we pride ourselves on being able to find the spark in each child that ignites a real love of learning. Our prep school pupils achieve great results, but not at the cost of their wider education. We passionately believe in the old saying ‘healthy minds, healthy bodies’ which resonates particularly strongly in 2021. Caring for our pupils’ mental and physical health is just

as important as caring about their academic or extra-curricular achievements. How do you ensure a well-rounded education? We aim to expose children to as many different positive experiences and influences as possible; in sport, for example, we give our pupils a chance to try more unusual activities so there is something for everyone. Whether it is music, art, sport or drama, we aim to find something that each child can feel real joy in and that will lead them to a life-long love of learning.

How have pupils been supported through the pandemic? We were ready with remote learning, ‘Heathside at Home’ on the first day of lockdown and I am very proud that our pupils achieved great progress during that time. In English, 87 per cent of pupils achieved on or above expected progress and 93 per cent achieved the same in maths. We focus on keeping school as normal as possible so pupils have a refuge from the concerns around us. What are you looking forward to in 2021 at Heathside?

I am so excited about the year ahead. We start 2021 with permission in place to teach GCSEs and be an all through school from nursery to Year 11. In addition, we hope to soon have exciting news about premises for our senior school. 2021 will be a year to consolidate all the positive changes that have taken place at Heathside over the last few years and really build on our strengths. Heathside Preparatory School, 16 New End, NW3 (020 3058 4016; heathsideprep.co.uk)

THE SHORTLIST: BELSIZE PARK Heathside Preparatory School Independent, nonselective, co-educational, non-denominational school for pupils aged 2 to 14 (020 3058 4016; heathsideprep.co.uk)

The Village School Independent prep day school for girls aged 2.5 to 11 (020 7485 4673; thevillageschool.org.uk) Hampstead Hill School Independent nursery and pre-prep school for pupils aged 2 to 7+

(020 7435 6262; hampsteadhillschool.co.uk) Lyndhurst House Preparatory School Independent pre-prep and prep school for boys aged 4 to 13 (020 7435 4936; lyndhursthouse.co.uk)

The Hall School Independent junior, middle and senior day schools for boys aged 4 to 13 (020 7722 5456/020 7722 1700; hallschool.co.uk)


Cut to this month and Brian Gruber and Adam Monier Edwards publish a must-have guidebook for any young activist, or indeed parent or teacher looking to inspire their children or students. Surmountable: How Citizens from Selma to Seoul Changed the World, profiles activists including Malala Yousafzai, Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg: young people who became catalysts for global movements – all from a single voice. Gruber and Edwards, who themselves crowdfunded the book, are passionate about the distinct power of youth. Offering historical and current day examples, they explore the ways in which our children are uniquely positioned to drive change. While we may still be reeling from the effects of 2020, with our politically engaged children leading the way, the future’s looking much brighter. transform-our-world.org/youthclimate-summit-2020; surmountable.org



Putting pupils first Richard Berlie, head teacher of Hampsteadbased St Anthony’s School for Boys tells us how the school provides a quality education in a caring, supportive environment

What is the St Anthony’s ethos? A caring ethos is at the heart of everything we do at St Anthony’s. This is rooted in the firm belief that every child is a unique person, valued first and foremost for who they are rather than what they do or achieve.

How do you ensure that every pupil is supported academically? The boys are willing to contribute to discussions because what they have to say is listened to; our teachers are trained to strike the right balance between praise and correction, so that the brightest boys are always challenged whilst those needing a bit more support are encouraged to keep trying. St Anthony’s is best described and defined by an holistic approach. Our view of education focuses on each individual child and their particular journey. I constantly remind myself, and the teachers, of our truly noble vocation where we always aim to put our boys first.

How is this achieved day to day? In many ways, this is all a matter of getting the priorities right. Being at school should be fun, exciting and challenging. Lessons at St Anthony’s are designed to draw out the children’s natural sense of enquiry. Written and verbal communication helps to build confidence, while the asking of questions such as ‘why might we say that’ or ‘who can tell me how’ encourages literal and imaginative thinking.

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How is this reflected in the school’s results? Our vision, when translated to practical outcomes, pays handsome dividends. Whilst not ‘super-selective’ on entry, nearly all boys go on to apply for and win places at some of London’s most competitive day schools and the UK’s most prestigious boarding schools. In addition, there is a roll call of boys who are successful in academic, music and art scholarships. In November 2019, the school was inspected by the ISI and secured ‘Excellent’ (the highest category) in all aspects of pastoral care and academic development. We are well known on the prep-school sporting

Science has a key role within the timetable and the boys are encouraged to develop their questioning skills

circuit for fielding teams in a range of sports including rugby, hockey and tennis. The creative arts flourish. How do you look after the wellbeing of your pupils? We take our boys’ wellbeing very seriously, with form tutors playing a crucial role as the link between home and school. Next term, we hope to install fish tanks (to house exotic varieties of fish and crustaceans), which will complement dedicated ‘breakout’ rooms – kitted out with bean bags, comfy sofas and Lego. We will also be running a competition for boys to design Wellbeing Murals for these spaces. Of course, we want the boys to develop resilience whilst recognising that there are many more pressures facing young people today than in previous generations. Our experience is that boys respond better in an environment akin to a greenhouse rather than a hothouse. How would you sum the school up? Mother Teresa of Calcutta once said ‘Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier’. I think this sums up perfectly everything we strive for and achieve at St Anthony’s. For admissions enquiries, call 020 7431 1066. St Anthony’s School, 90 Fitzjohn’s Avenue, NW3 (stanthonysprep.org.uk)

From an early age, boys relish the challenge of maths, so they enjoy a tricky or teasing problem rather than fear it




On the market

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This month’s hottest properties FOR SALE Belsize Avenue, NW3

Beautifully appointed, this three bed, two bath garden flat is set within an imposing semi-detached Victorian house that’s located on one of Belsize Park’s most wanted tree-lined streets. The apartment has been recently refurbished to exacting standards with an elegant aesthetic that’s at once modern and classic. Boasting its own secure entrance, a 27 ft reception/dining room, stylish family kitchen and a spacious patio garden complete with a green house/studio room, this is one desirable residence. £2 million, Heathgate (020 7435 3344; heathgate.com)

FOR SALE King Henry’s Road, NW3

Light, bright and contemporary, this four double bedroomed family home boasts open-plan living at its finest. Following a complete refurbishment in the spring of 2018, there’s over 2,500 sq ft of smart luxury living to be had – and it’s all finished to perfection. Where brilliant white walls meet pale wood flooring, the property offers a cool Scandi vibe throughout. Situated within The Quadrangles, NW3’s desirable development, the property is perfectly located, too. £3.2 million, Winkworth (020 7586 7001; winkworth.co.uk)

TO LET Princess Mews, NW3

Boasting huge light-loving windows is this perfectly positioned two bed mews house. Indeed, the property is located in the very heart of Belsize Village with all its various delights at hand, including the best restaurants, boutiques and trendy cafés. The house comprises a ground floor bedroom and bathroom with a commodious open-plan reception kitchen on the first floor, and a master bedroom with luxurious en suite facilities sitting pretty on the top floor. You’ll find this gem tucked away on a quiet cobbled street. £695 per week, Arlington Residential (020 7722 3322; arlingtonresidential. com)

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Sebastian Sandler


Create your dream dressing room

Director, XUL If your mess is causing you stress, the new year presents the perfect opportunity for a fresh start. But while decluttering is a good start, for best results you really need to look at the storage you have in place. It goes without saying that bespoke solutions will make the most of the space you have available, at the same time as organising your possessions in a way that works for you, particularly when it comes to your wardrobe. Philipp Nagel, owner of Neatsmith, specialists in bespoke wardrobes and home offices, says: “A bespoke wardrobe allows you to use your space effectively and maximise your storage – something that can’t always be done with a standard sized wardrobe. We recommend floor-toceiling designs, which not only look great but ensure no space is wasted. Similarly, corner wardrobes, which, when designed with the Neatsmith corner solution, utilise every inch available.” Think about how you want the storage to function. “When

Philipp reveals: “The influence of Marie Kondo is still prevalent with a lot of clients opting for in-drawer organisation and other accessories that help ensure wardrobes are not only beautiful on the outside but also perfectly organised on the inside.” These sorts of decisions can be difficult, but a good company will be able to provide you with really detailed plans that bring their design to life. “We use photorealistic CAD software that allows customers to see every element of the wardrobe or dressing room and how it will fit into their home,” Philipp tells us. “With large format printing, our clients are able to take the designs into the space and see exactly where every detail goes.” Time to get planning.

“A bespoke wardrobe allows you to use your space effectively and maximise your storage” starting a new project, it’s important to consider how you want to use the space,” Philipp explains, “perhaps your new wardrobes are simply about organisation and convenience, or you may be wanting to create a space you’ll spend more time getting ready in. By knowing how you want to use a space, you can plan a design that will take into account not just the wardrobes themselves, but things like whether seating

is required and how lighting will be used.” Once you know how you want the space to function, you can start thinking about the finer details, like whether you want hanging space to be full or half-length and if you’d prefer shelves to drawers. Perhaps the best bit about going bespoke is that it allows you to really organise how your storage works, from pull-out tie racks and shoe shelves to builtin laundry baskets.

(0800 1956 595; neatsmith.co.uk)

THE DIRECTORY XUL Architecture Client oriented with a focus on bringing natural light into architecture (020 7431 9014; xularchitecture.co.uk) Brocklehurst Carpets & Flooring Supply and installation of design-led

carpets and hard floors (020 7722 7017; brocklehurstltd.com) Jo Hamilton Interiors Interior design consultancy noted for intelligent use of space and luxury aesthetic (020 7206 7369; johamilton.co.uk)

AVmen Construction Renovation, modernisation, design and build (020 8064 0314; avmen.co.uk)

kitchen, bathroom and bedroom furniture (020 7722 0200; laurennicholas.co.uk)

Lauren Nicholas Specialists in the design, supply and fitting of exclusive contemporary

What made you want to be an architect? I always liked making things; when this is applied to architecture, I liked the thought that you are not only transforming material things but also people’s lives. I was hugely inspired by an Argentinean artist/inventor called Xul Solar, whose work played with light. This is where the company’s name comes from. What can XUL offer clients that others can’t? Our approach is responsive and effective. We have invested time and resources to create systems that allow for better communication and bring clarity to the process. What’s your design ethos? We are inspired by light and the value it has on wellbeing. We pride ourselves on the sensorial and visual richness of our work, which results from our constant and in-depth research into the context. XUL’s approach is based on our belief that the obvious solution is not always the best. Describe your dream project. One where clients are open to take risks, when there is great interpersonal energy. And I’d love to do a community building, such as a local library, where we could explore the use of natural light. What do you see as being the major trends in architecture in 2021? The lockdown has led many to rethink their approach to life and work. So, we anticipate a growing demand for garden rooms, and both open and closed spaces in homes, as a way to generate a comfortable space that also facilitates productivity. What advice would you give to someone looking for an architect? Choose someone you like as a person as well as a professional and creative, you might be working with them for a couple of years. There also needs to be a huge amount of trust: make sure they have the right experience and speak with previous clients. 33 Belsize Lane, NW3 (020 7431 9014; xularchitecture.co.uk)




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Grant Bates

After a year like no other for the property market – what are your predictions for 2021?

Hamptons International I love London for… its mix of people, such a cosmopolitan environment and it is actually pretty friendly, despite the perception. Years in the business? 17. First London home? A two bed flat in West Hampstead. If I wasn’t an estate agent I’d be… a criminal lawyer or barrister. Favourite London Street? Portobello Road.

Period property or new-build? Period, no contest.

I love London, it’s constantly buzzing.

Kevin Hart. I’d take him to Loftus Road to watch QPR Where do you go (sorry, Kevin) and Favourite sale? for head space have a pie at I sold a very cool in the city? half time loft space in Hampstead Heath, Shoreditch for a a walk there and Aliens attack – well-known writer you’re suddenly which London who was moving out of the Big landmark would overseas, he gave Smoke and in you save? me his pool table the countryside. Buckingham as a thank you! Palace, obviously, What’s your God Save the Favourite place hidden talent? Queen, etc. to grab a coffee? I’m pretty good Gail’s. at skipping Creature (jump rope comfort? Favourite sounds cooler). My phone, I’m eatery? slightly addicted I love Chotto Take one person, to Instagram: Matte in Soho, dead, alive or @grantjbates; the food’s great fictional, out in @hamptons1869 and the setting London – who reminds me of why and where?

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“The end of the stamp duty holiday and a projected rise in unemployment are expected to cause the market to slow in 2021, with the very real prospect of price falls at points during the year, hence our forecast of zero annual growth. But from a mortgage affordability perspective, a fall in the income growth forecast has been outweighed by the expectation of a continuation of ultra-low interest rates over our forecast period as a whole. That provides more capacity for house price growth over the medium term, tempered by the impact on loan to income ratios and mortgage deposit requirements.” Lucian Cook, Savills




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Pindock Mews


Little Venice W9


Extremely rare to the market is this double-fronted mews house positioned within one of the area’s most sought-after mews. The house is wonderfully bright and airy throughout and showcases lateral open-plan living at its best. Pindock Mews is well positioned for Warwick Avenue tube station as well as the local shops, cafes and amenities of Formosa Street.


EPC Rating C


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020 7182 1406


North Grove


Highgate N6


A wonderful four double bedroom, three bathroom end of terrace house full of light and immaculately decorated throughout. This beautiful property boasts over 2,800 sq. ft. of accommodation including a fabulous reception room, stunning Poggenpohl kitchen, a large garage and additional off-street parking. EPC Rating E

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St. Dunstan’s Road, W6 £2,375,000 An outstanding five-bedroom Victorian mid terrace

5 Bedrooms

home, offering fantastic living and entertaining space, just minutes’ walk to both Hammersmith and Baron’s Court

3 Reception rooms

underground stations.

Walled garden

The elegant ground floor double reception room is

Spacious living areas

joined by an enormous light and open plan kitchen and a spacious dining room with concertina doors out to a private walled garden. A fantastic master bedroom

EPC rating D No onward chain

and en-suite shower room is joined by three further bedrooms, two bathrooms and a cloakroom. This thoughtfully designed family home has been refurbished to a high standard throughout with particular attention made to the fittings, finishes and clever built in storage solutions in every room, including a utility room on the lower ground floor

Call us on 020 7603 5181 brookgreensales@bective.co.uk

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St Quintin Avenue, W10 ÂŁ7,750,000 7 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 3 en-suite shower rooms Cinema room EPC rating E

This stunning seven-bedroom Victorian town house offers an abundance of living space across five floors, with beautiful interiors designed by Rabih Hage. The extensive family accommodation is accompanied by a cinema room, study, landscaped garden and separate staff accommodation, whilst the grand master suite includes a walk in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom. The property has been refurbished to an extremely high standard, incorporating zoned underfloor heating and an integrated sound and light system that can be controlled remotely. A great selection of schools and parks are close by and the property is just a short walk to the bustling shops of Notting Hill.

Call us on 020 7221 0330 ladbrokegrove@bective.co.uk

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5 bedrooms

separate reception/home office

large family areas plus utility space

A large family home with a wealth of period features with bright and spacious accommodation pls an unconverted loft which subject to permissions could provide further space. The well maintained garden has stone paved seating/entertaining area & large lawn. EPC: D 020 3918 2339

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3 bathrooms

£2,000,000 cinema room

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An architecturally designed period property located on a sought after road in Angel and totalling close to 1,900 sq ft across five floors. Features include American Walnut flooring, sash windows, shutters, a feature glass staircase and renovated cellar space. EPC: C

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LISBURNE ROAD, HAMPSTEAD, NW3 A wonderful five bedroom house ideal for the growing family, and enviably located just a short walking distance from the footbridge to Parliament Hill Fields and Hampstead Heath beyond. Flexible accommodation is provided over three floors, with a fully extended kitchen/dining room and two lovely reception rooms on the ground floor. Lisburne Road is an attractive residential street, within easy reach of the many shops, cafes and restaurants found at South End Green. Five Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms • Extended Kitchen Dining Room • Bathroom • Shower Room • Separate Cloakroom Private Rear Garden • Residents Permit Parking • EPC D

£1,995,000 - Freehold - Sole Agent

2 Fleet Road, NW3 2QS

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020 7482 4282



email : sales@daymorris.co.uk






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HILLWAY, N6 (Asking prices shown)

61 Highgate High St, N6 5JY


020 8348 8131



email : highgate@daymorris.co.uk


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CRAVEN LODGE, LONDON, W2, GUIDE PRICE £799,950 A light and contemporary well-proportioned third floor (with lift) apartment with stunning views over Craven Hill Gardens, long lease and located in a highly sought after position in Bayswater, with close proximity to Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Craven Hill Gardens is one of Bayswater’s most desirable addresses, a leafy terrace of mainly Victorian villas conveniently located within about a 5 minute walk of Lancaster Gate (central line), Paddington (Heathrow Express, Crossrail) and Queensway stations. EPC E

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The Porticos NW3 £1,600,000 | Share of freehold Outstanding, well proportioned garden apartment. Sole use of private 32’ rear garden. Secure underground parking space with 3 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Ground floor in exclusive portered block that was sympathetically restored in the 1990’s.

1300 sq ft approx Spacious 26’ reception with doors to garden 11’ separate kitchen No ongoing chain Share of freehold plus long lease Located perfectly for all Belsize Park amenities

Belsize Park 020 7431 1234

South Hampstead 020 7625 4567 nw6@parkheath.com

Belsize Park 020 7431 1234 nw3@parkheath.com

West Hampstead 020 7794 7111 192@parkheath.com

Kentish Town 020 7485 0400 kt@parkheath.com

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

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Wellgarth Road, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, NW11 ÂŁ2,995,000 | Freehold A stunning bungalow detached house placed on the Hampstead borders. The property enjoys a delightful location being moments from the Heath extension and a short walk to the underground at Golders Green. This beautiful home has been thoughtfully and carefully modernised by the present owners to provide an apartment living experience, where all the principle rooms are on one level. The house features a luxury hotel style master bedroom suite and a striking fitted kitchen/breakfast room. A lower ground floor gym and beautiful wrap around landscaped gardens compliment this must see and ready to move into home. Stunning Principle Bedroom Suite | 3 Further Bedrooms | Family Bathroom | Drawing Room Dining Room with Vaulted Ceiling | Kitchen/Breakfast room | Study | Utility room | Cloakroom Gym | Off Street Parking | Landscaped Wrap-Around Gardens (Part Leasehold)

Hampstead Garden Suburb Office | 020 8458 5000

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020 8458 5000 litchfields.com

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

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An impressive penthouse apartment offering spacious accommodation with an excellent entertaining area arranged over two floors. The apartment forms part of a small, well-appointed purpose built block with underground parking, communal garden and a caretaker. The block is well located close to all the amenities of this popular area including shops, cafes and public transport connections. 3 Double Bedrooms. 2 Bathrooms (1 en-suite). Cloakroom. Kitchen. Study. Dining Room. Reception Room. Lift. Communal Garden. EPC Rating C



211-213 Sutherland Avenue, Little Venice, London W9 1RU T: 020 7289 1692 E: property@vickersestateagents.com W: www.vickersestateagents.com

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MARYLEBONE APARTMENTS, W1 A two bedroom apartment with secure underground parking

w1sales@druce.com druce.com 020 7935 6535

£1,275,000 STC


A delightful two bedroom apartment measuring 775 sq ft in a boutique apartment block, located in a very small and quiet mews, close to Baker Street.The apartment benefits from smart communal areas, oak flooring & Joinery, integrated speaker systems, Miele integrated kitchen appliances and a designated space in the secure underground garage. An excellent pied à terre or Central London home. ACCOMMODATION & AMENITIES Entrance Hall * Large Reception Room * Kitchen * 2 Double Bedrooms * 2 Bathrooms (one ensuite) * Underground Car Parking Space Leasehold 976 Years

OLDBURY PLACE, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE W1 An opportunity to acquire a Freehold mews house

£2,750,000 STC


Oldbury Place is a quiet cobbled mews close to Marylebone High Street. The house is now in need of some cosmetic attention, but provides spacious accommodation and a patio garden. Freehold houses under £3M are hard to find in the centre of Marylebone Village. ACCOMMODATION & AMENITIES Entrance Hall * Bright Reception Room with a 3m Ceiling Height * Kitchen/Breakfast Rooms * 3 Double Bedrooms * 3 Ensuite Bathrooms * Patio Garden Freehold



SEYMOUR STREET, W1 A rare opportunity to purchase this stunning, newly refurbished three bedroom duplex apartment located in sought after and prestigious modern purpose built block Reception Room/Dining Room - Open Plan Kitchen - Three Bedrooms - Two Bathrooms - Two Balconies - Lift - EPC Rating C - 1,076 sq ft LEASEHOLD 119 YEARS UNEXPIRED



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PORCHESTER PLACE, W2 An impressive townhouse newly refurbished to a high standard throughout located in the heart of Connaught Village Two Reception Rooms - Kitchen - Three Bedrooms - En Suite Bathroom – Two Shower Rooms (one En Suite) - Guest Cloakroom Study - Sun Room - Terrace - Balcony - EPC Rating E - 2,105 sq ft FURNISHED

£ 1,800 PER WEEK *fees may apply * please visit www.plazaestates.co.uk/properties-to-rent/information-for-tenants




sales@benhams.com www.benhams.com

Napier House



Beaufort Park


1 Bedroom | Reception | 1 Bathroom | Balcony First Floor | 24hr Concierge | Communal Garden | Near Tube

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2 Bedrooms | Reception | 2 Bathrooms Balcony | Pool | Gym | Near Tube

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Dickens Yard

Canary Wharf City Colindale Ealing Fulham Hammersmith



Nine Elms Shoreditch Surrey Quays Wapping

Queens Wharf Hammersmith

£1,599,999 Leasehold

2 Bedrooms | Reception | 2 Bathrooms Balcony | Concierge | Communal Garden

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WIMPOLE STREET, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 The apartment is approximately 1,127 sq ft (105 sq m) located on the fourth floor served by a passenger lift. Comprises entrance hall, reception room which overlooks the communal garden, kitchen, three bedrooms, one ensuite bathroom and a further shower room. There is also a resident porter together with an underground parking space and storeroom. The building is located on the east side of Wimpole Street, close to the junction with Weymouth Street. This purpose-built building is located moments away from the shopping facilities of Marylebone High Street. Bond Street and Oxford Circus underground stations together with access to the A40/M40 are within close proximity. The open spaces of Regents Park are also nearby. Please see website for full details


NEW CAVENDISH STREET, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 Newly refurbished to a high standard, combining contemporary finishes with period detail, this bright and spacious third floor flat is located moments from Marylebone High Street with its array of fashionable amenities.

The accommodation comprises master bedroom with en-suite shower room, two further bedrooms, family bathroom, separate fully fitted kitchen and stunning double aspect lounge / dining room featuring wood flooring.

The building benefits from a porter and is well served by transport links and the open spaces of Regents Park are close by.

Please see website for full details


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ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 A spacious 2 bed / 2bath apartment (approx. 976 sq.ft. / 90.7 sq.m.) situated on the 2nd floor of this secure portered block located opposite St John’s Wood Underground Station (Jubilee line) and a few minutes from the High Street. SPACIOUS RECEPTION ROOM • MODERN KITCHEN • 2 DOUBLE BEDROOMS • BATHROOMS (1 EN SUITE) • FURTHER BENEFITS INCLUDE LIFT AND PORTER • EPC C £595 PER WEEK


ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 A spacious 3 bedroomed garden apartment (approx. 1,160 sq.ft. / 107.8 sq.m.) situated in a period conversion located in the heart of St John’s Wood, within easy reach of the Underground Station & the High Street. SPACIOUS RECEPTION ROOM • MODERN KITCHEN WITH DINING AREA • SECLUDED 43’ GARDEN • 3 BEDROOMS (2 DOUBLES) • 2 BATHROOMS (1 EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM) • WOODEN FLOORS THROUGHOUT • PRIVATE ENTRANCE • EPC C £900 PER WEEK



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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A superb four-bedroom modern town house (227.6 sq m/2,447 sq ft) set in a private gated development in the heart of St John’s Wood. The house offers wellproportioned accommodation throughout and benefits from two underground parking spaces and a private rear patio garden.

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ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES Principal Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom, Second Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom, Two Further Bedrooms, Family Bathroom, Fully Fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Reception Room, Guest Cloakroom, Private Patio Garden, Underground Parking for Two Cars, On-Site Porter. EPC: C.

Tatham Place is conveniently located just a short walk from Regent’s Park and is within close proximity to all the shops and restaurants of St John’s Wood High Street and Underground Station (Jubilee Line).

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