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HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB, NW11 Occupying a substantial plot of 0,47 acres, a double fronted eight bedroom detached family home of understated elegance in a discreet Hampstead Garden Suburb location, directly overlooking and adjoining the rolling green acres of the Hampstead Heath Extension. This breathtaking home extends to approximately 6,850 sq ft (636.4 sq m) over three storeys and boasts a plethora of original features behind a sweeping carriage driveway accessed from two separate closes. On entering, the principal panelled living rooms are centred around a grand reception room opening onto magnificent south facing landscaped gardens. In addition there is a large family kitchen, library/study, indoor swimming pool, passenger lift and integral double garage. On the first floor the master suite offers a generous dressing room and en suite bathroom, three additional bedrooms and bathroom, whilst to the second floor there are four further bedrooms, family bathroom and kitchenette. The local shops of Temple Fortune and Golders Green Underground station are also both within close proximity. EPC Rating-E ÂŁ6,450,000 JOINT SOLE AGENTS



MARCH 2019

CONTENTS 37 Hot list

What to see and where to go this month

41 Lust list

Don’t be afraid to make a statement when it comes to interior design – it’s time to maximise your style

42 Interview

Cara Horgan chats to us about her role in Traitors and her love of living in London

46 Style & wellbeing

From jewels inspired by the Royal Opera House to the very best presents for mum, see March out in style

49 Food & drink

We tuck into a delicious pancake recipe; discover the newest, hottest tables in town and drink responsibly

53 Travel

There’s nowhere like home, but that doesn’t stop us from dreaming about tropical escapes

57 Interiors

Discover what’s new in high-end kitchen design, plus the latest spring trends for your home

62 At home with

Entrepreneur Emilie lets us take a peep inside her rather special Primrose Hill conversion

67 Access all areas

The green, green grass of Hampstead and that rather special village vibe make NW3 one sought after address

76 Property

News, views, tidbits of property gossip

Cara wears: Trench coat, FLOW the Label


Brave new world

Liz Skone James, Editor

Spring is in the air and I make no excuse for being excited. The sun rising over our handsome city in the mornings, the joyful sight of blossom appearing on once bare branches, and the first plucky daffodils flowering in our beautiful parks; there’s so much to be thankful for. If you fancy getting out in the open and embracing the spring, you’ll find information on volunteering for The Royal Parks in our Hot List (plus, of course, listings of all the unmissable things happening in our patch this month). Or perhaps spring has stirred you in different ways? If you’re looking to feather your nest this month, we’ve a host of Mother Nature inspired homes ideas on our Interiors News page, plus a feature that looks at the bold new aesthetic that’s making waves in kitchen design. All that, plus expert – and timely – advice from our agents and so much more. Until next time.

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A property to call home

Savills Hampstead

020 7472 5000

Outstanding family house on Daleham Mews, Belsize Park, NW3 Reception room, kitchen/breakfast room, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, utility/laundry room, study, terrace, off-street parking, 187 sq m (2,011 sq ft), EPC=E

Guide £3 million | Freehold

Talk to us today Peter Brookes Savills Hampstead 020 7472 5036

James Diaper Savills Hampstead 020 7472 5010 | Follow us on what can we do for you?


A property to call home

Savills St John's Wood & Regent's Park

020 3043 3600

A semi-detached Grade II Listed Victorian house on Marlborough Place, St. Johns Wood, NW8 2 reception rooms, kitchen, 5 en suite bedrooms, study, playroom, 2 guest cloakrooms, terrace, rear garden, off-street parking, 532 sq m (5,727 sq ft), EPC=Exempt

Guide £9.5 million | Freehold

Talk to us today Zach Madison | Savills St John's Wood & Regent's Park 020 3043 3609

Lee Greenfield | Ian Green Residential 020 7586 1000 | Follow us on what can we do for you?


Formosa Street

Little Venice W9

A rare opportunity to purchase a stunning four bedroom Victorian town house that has been meticulously restored throughout. The house provides bright and spacious accommodation featuring expansive entertaining areas skilfully combining contemporary amenities with the original period features. The property also benefits from a stylish south facing patio garden and a charming open aspect over Bristol Mews to the rear. EPC rating E 8

ÂŁ4,000,000 freehold

020 7182 1406

Parkhill Road

Belsize Park NW3

An opportunity to purchase a three bedroom lower and raised ground floor garden maisonette, accessed via a private entrance. The property benefits from direct access to a large west facing terrace and a private 70 ft west facing garden. Parkhill Road is a highly regarded address in Belsize Park, well situated for the shops, restaurants and amenities that Englands Lane & Haverstock Hill provide. Sole agent. EPC rating C

ÂŁ2,000,000 leasehold

020 7182 1406



Penthouse of 3,820 of sq ft/ Beautifulflat apartment 354 sq m in new development 1,761 sq ft/164 sq m in secure block with 24hr security and with 24hr porterage, a moment underground parking. from Marylebone High Street and Regent’s Park. £2,250,000. SHARE OF FREEHOLD £11,300,000


020 7722 3322


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House of 5,400 sq ft/500ofsq m Beautiful apartment in 0.45 of an sq acre planning 1,761 sq ft/164 mwith in secure block permission to create with 24hr porterage, a moment sq ft/1,250 sq m. and from 13,500 Marylebone High Street FREEHOLD Regent’s Park.£8,650,000 £2,250,000.


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An elegant and imposing detached family home located on the south side of this desirable tree lined avenue, situated behind a secure gated driveway with off street parking for several cars. Offering approximately 6260 sq ft (581 sq m) of beautifully presented internal accommodation, including spacious and well planned entertaining rooms. Positioned in a favoured location with easy access to schools and transport links to Central London.

FREEHOLD ÂŁ8,500,000 Energy Performance Rating - E51

Accommodation and amenities: Principal bedroom with en-suite bathroom and two dressing rooms, six further bedrooms with six en-suite bathrooms (two with dressing rooms), drawing room, dining room, conservatory/family room, television room, Boffi kitchen/breakfast room, roof terrace, air conditioning, garage, pantry, utility room, 80 ft southeast facing garden, loft, storage, gated.



WARWICK PLACE, LONDON, W9 £3,000,000 Subject to contract A white stucco fronted house ideally situated in the heart of Little Venice adjacent to the Regents Canal. The property is presented in immaculate decorative condition throughout featuring an open plan kitchen, dining area and conservatory ideal for entertaining. Further benefits include a double reception room with period features. Warwick Place is ideally located within 0.5 miles of Warwick Avenue Underground Station (Bakerloo line) and the fashionable cafes and restaurants of Clifton Road. Paddington Station and the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) opening in 2019 are within a 0.6 miles walk alongside the picturesque canal, giving access to the city within 10 minutes. Master Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom | Two Further Bedrooms | Bathroom | Two Guest WC | Double Reception Room | Open Plan Kitchen/Dining Area | Front Garden

ST JOHN’S WOOD | 020 7586 7001



MARLBOROUGH PLACE, LONDON, NW8 PRICE ON APPLICATION Subject to contract Set behind electric gates and on a corner plot is this substantial detached villa in need of modernisation. The house measures approximately 4,300 sq ft with the added benefit of front and rear gardens and a separate double garage. Arranged over four floors, this outstanding family home is the ideal opportunity for an incoming purchaser to create their perfect home. Marlborough Place is situated within 800 metres of both St John’s Wood High Street and the underground tube station (Jubilee line). Six Bedrooms | Four Bathrooms | Three Reception Rooms | Dining Room | Two Kitchens | Utility Room | Front and Rear Gardens | Double Garage

ST JOHN’S WOOD | 020 7586 7001




HAMILTON TERRACE ST JOHN’S WOOD NW8 AN IMPRESSIVE FAMILY HOME LOCATED IN PRIME ST JOHN’S WOOD Positioned on the west side of this prestigious road, Hamilton Terrace presents an impressive semi-detached family home, rebuilt to the highest standard behind the original façade. The interior design of this charming home is exceptional showcasing five double bedrooms and ample living space set over four floors; perfect for entertaining and stylish family living. Hamilton Terrace is conveniently located for the shops and cafés of both St John’s Wood High Street and Little Venice. Accommodation: Entrance hall, double reception room, living room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and dressing room, four further ensuite bedrooms, study, utility room, two guest cloakrooms. Amenities: Terrace, garden, front garden, off street parking.




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AN EXCEPTIONAL DETACHED HOUSE (494.2 SQ M / 5,320 SQ FT) PROVIDING EXTENSIVE AND WELL PLANNED ACCOMMODATION WITH A BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPED WEST-FACING GARDEN. The house benefits from high ceilings, period features and a large conservatory. Hamilton Terrace is situated on the west side of St John’s Wood and is close to all the amenities of St John’s Wood High Street and St John’s Wood Underground Station (Jubilee Line).

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020 7402 9494 16 Park Road, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4SH Facsimile: 020 7724 7055 Email:

Stunning double fronted detached mansion Hampstead Garden Suburb, N2 Located on one of the most sought after roads in Hampstead Garden Suburb, a spectacular double fronted detached family home set back from the road. With a unique architectural design, ample living and entertaining space, this house extends to 12,776 sq.ft, occupying a plot of approximately 0.45 acres, and is set back from the road, providing complete privacy and peaceful surroundings. Reception Hall • Dining Room • Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Family Room • Drawing Room • Garden Room • Study • WC • 9 Bedrooms • En-Suite Bathrooms and Dressing Rooms • Entertainment Room • Gym • Sauna and Steam Room • Wine Cellar • Kitchenette • Cinema Room • Garage with Car Lift Underground Parking for 6 Cars • Landscaped Gardens

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Stunning detached house backing onto golf course Ingram Avenue, Hampstead Garden Suburb, NW11 A charming and well maintained family home occupying 5,725 sq.ft (531 sq.m) over three floors, on the lower slope of this sought after avenue, close to the Heath Extension. This spacious and handsome house benefits from a large carriage driveway and a 87 ft garden, enjoying views across Hampstead Golf Club. Large Reception Hall • Drawing Room • Dining Room • Family Room • Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Study/Playroom • Utility Room • Guest WC • Studio/Games Room • Master Bedroom with En-Suite Dressing Room and Bathroom • 5 Further Bedrooms (3 En-Suite) • Ironing Room • Carriage Driveway • Rear Garden


Sole Agent

Price on Application

020 7402 9494


West Heath Close, Hampstead, NW3 5




ÂŁ3,250,000 Sole Agent | Freehold | EPC E

Set at the top of this exclusive and discrete cul-de-sac and located on the west side of the road, a striking double fronted five bedroom detached house, offered for sale in very good decorative condition throughout and benefiting from off street parking for three/four cars and a bright southwest facing rear garden with sun-trap deck. The accommodation is arranged over three floors, with a particularly wide ground floor footplate comprising entrance lobby, dining room, drawing room, kitchen/breakfast room, study/playroom, large utility room and guest W.C. The first floor offers a large master bedroom suite at the rear of the house overlooking the garden, with a bedroom, dressing room and a large en-suite bathroom, two further bedrooms (one with an en-suite shower room) and a family bathroom. The second floor provides a guest bedroom with en-suite shower room and a further bedroom. All major bus routes towards both Golders Green and Finchley Road underground station can be found at the bottom of Hermitage Lane providing easy access into the West End and the City.


Hermitage Lane, Hampstead, NW2 5




ÂŁ3,750,000 Sole Agent | Freehold | EPC C

An exceptional double fronted, detached, five-bedroom family residence (3,577 sq ft / 332.31 sq m), where the current owners have created a stunning interior designed home incorporating numerous noteworthy features throughout to include a custom built Bulthaup kitchen, luxury bathrooms and air conditioning. The well-proportioned and lateral accommodation is arranged over three floors and comprises two elegant reception rooms, family room, study and 34' kitchen/breakfast room on the ground floor. The first floor has a luxuriously appointed master bedroom suite with dressing room and en suite bathroom and two further bedrooms and bathrooms. There are two additional bedroom suites on the second floor. This fine home is also enhanced by a delightful rear garden and carriage driveway for three cars. Hampstead Heath is conveniently located within approximately 250 metres and Hampstead Village (Northern Line) is within half a mile.

The leading estate agent for Hampstead and the surrounding areas


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An elegant three bedroom apartment (1582sqft/147sqm) refurbished to an extremely high standard with a large private balcony situated within this prestigious portered block located directly opposite Regents Park. EPC Rating: D

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


Rosslyn Hill H A M P S T E A D


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Enviably located for all the amenities in Hampstead is this well presented 996 sq ft two double bedroom duplex flat set over the top two floors of this period house. The property boasts superb natural light and well proportioned rooms. The accommodation to the second floor comprises of an entrance hallway with ample storage, a 15ft master bedroom with wood floors, fitted wardrobes and a luxury ensuite bathroom and a 14ft rear facing second double bedroom with wood floors, fitted wardrobes and a modern ensuite shower room. The top floor accommodation comprises a bright and spacious 22ft open plan kitchen/ reception room with stunning wood stripped floors and direct access via bifolding doors to the lovely South West facing private balcony. Rosslyn Hill is located within Hampstead Village and the vast array of boutiques, shops and restaurants and also Hampstead tube station (Northern Line). Hampstead Heath and Belsize Park is also accessible.

Hampstead Sales t: 020 7794 1151 e: 55 Heath Street, Hampstead, London, NW3 6UG

EPC Rating: C



020 8458 7311

SOUTHWAY, NW11 GUIDE PRICE £2,000,000 Positioned in this highly desirable turning on the South side of Hampstead Garden Suburb is this extremely attractive, semidetached family home located within a short distance of The Hampstead Heath extension. Internally the property has been well maintained and offers and abundance of charm and character. The ground floor comprises of a Kitchen breakfast room and stunning lounge dining room with French doors leading out onto a 60’ manicured rear garden as well as separate family/T.V room and utility area.


SOLE AGENT Originally the property was arranged as 4 bedrooms but currently now 3 doubles with a beautiful en suite bathroom to the master bedroom. There is also a separate family bathroom servicing the other 2 rooms. The property also benefits from a vast amount of potential to convert the loft subject the necessary local planning authorities. RECEPTION ROOM: DINING ROOM: LIVING ROOOM: KITCHEN: MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN SUITE: 2 FURTHER BEDROOMS: FAMILY BATHROOM: REAR GARDEN: OFF STREET PARKING. EPC Rating - E


FOR SALE One of the finest double-plot (WIDTH 128FT/38.8m) freehold mansions in this cherished road, set in 0.41 acres (0.71 hectares) of manicured gardens.

Guide price: £25,000,000 Sole Agent

available for the first time in 60 years. Bristling with potential.




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

Winnington Road, N2 ÂŁ6,950,000

A double fronted house with six bedrooms located in a highly prestigious road forming part of the Hampstead Garden Suburb Conservation Area. The property provides in excess of 8,500 sq. ft including an indoor swimming pool. There is a wide carriage driveway and a garden with patio area, energy rating f. Dexters Highgate. 35 Highgate High Street, London, N6 5JT T: 020 8545 8584 E:


Maresfield Gardens, NW3 ÂŁ7,950,000

Arranged over three floors, a six/seven bedroom house occupying a generous plot with off-street parking. The ground floor has four reception rooms including a double height room with a bespoke staircase leading up to a galleried area. Additionally, there is a gym area on the lower ground floor, energy rating d. Dexters Hampstead. 56 Heath Street, London, NW3 1DL T: 020 7433 0273 E:



A well presented five bedroom semi-detached house (2,614 sq ft/243 sq m) conveniently located close to the shops and amenities of Fairfax Road. Arranged over three floors only, this well planned family house benefits from a wonderful 27’ kitchen/dining room, 30’ reception room, off street parking for three cars and a rear patio garden. Hilgrove Road is situated within close proximity of the shopping and transport links of the Finchley Road/Swiss Cottage. ENTRANCE HALL • GUEST CLOAKROOM • DOUBLE ASPECT RECEPTION ROOM • KITCHEN/ DINING ROOM • FAMILY ROOM • UTILITY ROOM • MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN-SUITE BATHROOM AND DRESSING ROOM • 4 FURTHER BEDROOMS • FAMILY BATHROOM SHOWER ROOM • WINE STORE • OUTSIDE STORE • CENTRAL HEATING • REAR PATIO GARDEN • OFF STREET PARKING FOR 3 CARS • EPC=E. FREEHOLD




WALSINGHAM, ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 A fantastic opportunity to acquire a wonderful and spacious three bedroom apartment. The flat is situated on the ground floor of this highly regarded modern portered block. The property, approximately 1,351 sq ft/125 sq m, is one of the larger corner units located on the southern side of the development and benefits from a single garage. Walsingham forms part of the exclusive ‘Queensmead’ development which is noted for its excellent porterage, high level of security and residents’ off street parking facilities. The block is conveniently situated on St John’s Wood Park between Swiss Cottage and St John’s Wood tube stations, thereby offering an excellent choice of both transport facilities and shopping.

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Mark Nash Senior Sales Negotiator

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



An extremely impressive and beautifully presented substantial Grade 1 listed Nash residence (448.8 sqm/4,832 sqft). This wonderful Nash residence has superb uninterrupted views of Regent’s Park. The property is in immaculate condition throughout with the added benefit of a mews house with an integral garage and a delightful paved garden. The property offers spacious accommodation and has been meticulously refurbished throughout whilst retaining the original features. Gloucester Gate is located on the eastern side of Regent’s Park with easy access to Marylebone High Street and the West End.


David McGuinness Property Consultant

MARYLEBONE OFFICE 6 Paddington Street Marylebone London W1U 5QG T: 020 7224 4994 E:



A three bedroom, first floor apartment set within this charming period building in Marylebone. The property benefits from high ceilings, original period features and quiet aspect throughout. Comprising a large entrance hallway, bright reception room, second reception room/third double bedroom, two double bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom and separate WC. St Andrew’s Mansions is superbly located, nestled behind a gated entrance and cobbled walk way, just a stone’s throw from the boutique shops of Chiltern Street and a short walk to Baker Street, Oxford Street and Marylebone High Street. EPC=E.



The spacious, family home with an exquisite garden.

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St John's Wood, NW8 The house is within walking distance to the amenities of St John's Wood High Street as well as St John's Wood Underground Station.

Declan Selbo, looks forward to helping you. 020 7483 8343

• Excellent location on the East side of St John's Wood • Property benefits from a front and rear garden • Private off-street parking • Air conditioning Guide price

£4,995,000 Connecting people & property, perfectly.


A bespoke residence located on Totteridge Common.







Totteridge Common, Totteridge N20 A magnificent residence extending to approx. 19,500 sq.ft, built by renowned Barleycroft Builders, this beautiful bespoke home occupies a site of approx. 1.5 acres. Totteridge is a suburban village which benefits from its rural tranquillity and quick and easy access into London. • • • •

Sarah James looks forward to helping you. 020 7317 7956

Staff accomodation Secluded landscaped gardens Full leisure facilities to the lower ground floor Panoramic views across Totteridge conservation area and Mill Hill valley

Guide price

£12,000,000 Connecting people & property, perfectly.


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Hot list

What to see and do this month | by Ali Howard


Flora Yukhnovich


The Merry Widow

Until 13 April | London Coliseum Franz Lehár’s famed operetta has its turn in the glorious surrounds of the Coliseum this month, with a production of ENO firsts for director Max Webster and conductor Kristiina Poska. Sarah Tynan, who plays the vivacious Hanna, frequently treads these illustrious boards and returns for her second major appearance of the season. The soprano is joined by Nathan Gunn as Danilo, while ENO giant Andrew Shore takes on the role of the pompous Zeta. In a new translation sung in English, the action centres around the relationship between Hanna, a dazzling and wealthy young widow, and Danilo, who harbours an insatiable appetite for wine and women. St. Martin’s Lane, WC2N (020 7845 9300;

Until 30 March | Parafin This recent City & Guilds grad draws on a history’s worth of art to create her own colourful canvasses. Tracing the connections between a visual language originating in the Rococo with today’s popular culture, she examines how notions of femininity, taste and beauty are encoded and reaffirmed before they’re ingrained into the contemporary aesthetic. In this, her first solo show at Mayfair’s Parafin, the young artist will display a series of new paintings that straddle both the figurative and the abstract: expect a cacophony of sensual colour explosions. Visual treats all round. 18 Woodstock Street, W1C (020 7495 1969;




5 March to 1 June Harold Pinter Theatre In the final instalment of Pinter at the Pinter, the extraordinary season of oneact plays by the great British playwright at his eponymous playhouse, Jamie Lloyd saves the best ’til last with Betrayal. A drama of high emotional clout, it charts a compelling seven-year affair, thrillingly captured in reverse chronological order, and stars Hollywood stalwart Tom Hiddleston, who returns to the London stage for the first time since his acclaimed Hamlet at the Donmar in 2014. Hiddleston has said of the production: “Betrayal is a masterpiece. Jamie Lloyd’s Pinter at the Pinter season is terrific and I’m so pleased that he’s asked me to be part of it.” Panton Street, SW1Y (0844 871 7622;

(c) Charlie Gray


And The Rest Of Me Floats Until 16 March | Bush Theatre



Until 5 April | Mazzoleni

Giorgio Verzotti curates this intriguing group show on Italian sculpture, which investigates ideas of tutto tondo or, “in the round”, and examines each sculptor’s unique interpretation of equilibrium: the notion that a state of equilibrium is reached through a delicate balance of physical elements that make up each work. Artists include Vincenzo Agnetti, Elisabetta Di Maggio and Shigeru Saito, whose 2018 Prima del tramonto in brass is as beautifully delicate as it is a bold vision of strength. 27 Albemarle Street, W1S (020 7495 8805; 38

Hailed as an anarchic celebration of gender expression and identity, this fearless production by Outbox Theatre connects performers from across the trans, non-binary and queer communities to weave together stories through movement, song, stand-up and dress-up. And The Rest Of Me Floats examines the lives of those highly policed and politicised in society. 7 Uxbridge Road, W12 (020 8743 5050;


Volunteer with The Royal Parks Enjoy the longer days and warmer temperatures of spring by volunteering for The Royal Parks. Volunteers are vital in caring for the 5,000 acres of parkland.

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The Thread

15-17 March | Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Russell Maliphant and his company of lithe acrobats, together with “choreographer of light” Michael Hulls, bring a world premiere to Sadler’s Wells this March. The Thread is inspired by Greek mythology and historic Hellenic dances, and explores the changing forms of traditional and contemporary dance, with costumes by the famed London-based Greek fashion designer Mary Katrantzou. But it’s not only a visual feast audiences are in for: the production is soundtracked by Greek composer Vangelis, best-known for his 1982 Oscar-winning Chariots of Fire score. Undoubtedly a production of epic proportions of which Apollo would be proud. Rosebery Avenue, EC1R (020 7863 8000;


Lene Lovich Band 21 March | The Garage

As she approaches her 70th birthday, the post-punk legend, best-loved for her 1979 hit Lucky Number, is touring the UK to mark the 40th anniversary of debut album Stateless. With just one London date at The Garage, and with support from The Passions’ Barbara Gogan and Lesley Woods from Au Pairs, this is one new wave reunion not to be missed. 20-22 Highbury Corner, N5

If you are interested in horticulture, consider volunteering at the Kensington Gardens Allotment, planting, weeding and watering. Starting on 1 April a twilight gardening session is planned every Monday evening, for those who want to help out after work. And at Queen Mary’s Gardens in The Regent’s Park, home to London’s largest rose garden, volunteers can learn practical horticulture, garden design and plant identification. Wildlife and nature enthusiasts can participate in the City Nature Challenge by volunteering in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens on the night of 26 April and all day on 27 April, working to identify bugs, plants, birds and other species. To learn more, visit The Royal Parks is the charity that cares for 5,000 acres of glorious Royal parkland and 500 years of history in the heart of our capital city. Every year we welcome 77 million visitors to enjoy eight of London’s largest open spaces including; Hyde Park, The Green Park, Richmond Park, Greenwich Park, St. James’s Park, Bushy Park, The Regent’s Park and Kensington Gardens. Registered charity no. 1172042.



Looking for that special gift? Visit Annette’s studio and experience the individuality of her creations. Every piece of jewellery is unique and carefully handcrafted. She only uses precious and semi-precious materials which she sources from all over the world. Annette Rose Jewellery is located in the heart of Hampstead on 16 Perrins Court, London, NW3 1QS. Opening hours: Tuesday - Friday 10.30 am - 5.30 pm Saturday - Sunday 11.00 am - 5.00 pm

Telephone 020 7794 3403





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Forget clean lines and muted palettes – exuberant maximalism is taking the design world by force


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We chat to London actor Cara Horgan about her latest role in Channel 4’s Traitors, and find out how she gets creative in the Capital


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The sun is bright and the sky is blue. Cara Horgan declined the offer of a car to drop her at our shoot venue, declaring that it was only around the corner. It may look like spring, but it is bitterly cold and snow is on the way. “I’m so glad to be in the warm,” she exclaims, “it is absolutely freezing out there… I’ve had enough of winter now.” She’s not here to talk about the weather, though – I want to hear about Traitors, the television series in which she appears alongside Emma Appleton and Keeley Hawes.

The six-part spy thriller, set in postWorld War II London, is Boardwalk Empire writer and award-winning playwright Bash Doran’s first original commission for British television, and is currently showing on Channel 4, after which it is scheduled to move to Netflix. The story takes viewers behind the scenes in the Home Office during a seismic moment in history, as Clement Attlee’s Labour Party sweep to victory, defeating wartime leader Winston Churchill. A young woman called Feef (played by Appleton) is tasked with uncovering

a Russian agent in the heart of the Home Office: “We look into the lives of various suspects,” Cara explains. “Each episode explores a different personal journey; it is a very character driven piece, very much centred around how people rebuilt their lives, post trauma, in a period of great uncertainty.” Cara plays the part of Rae, a Jewish typist whose son was evacuated during the war and has just returned to London but barely remembers his mother. “It is a really tender story to play. And she is an interesting character because she has got a lot of secrets. She hides her religion from her employers, because – and I didn’t realise this until recently – there was still a lot of anti-Semitism in England at the time,” Cara tells me. “There were so many things that I just didn’t know until I started researching the part,” she adds. “Including that as part of the demobilisation act after the war, women in higher earning positions, but all sorts of professions actually, were just expected to step down

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from their job, and to hand them over to the men who were coming back from the front.” Research is one of acting’s main appeals, Cara tells me: “I love that side of it, and then getting into the shoes of that person, and living as them for a while, and then shaking them off and letting them go.” What else appealed about the job? “For me, a large part of it was the team behind it. It was a female showrunner and writer, female exec producer, female producer, female director of the first block – so that was a huge appeal. And it was also really nice to play a character who has their own autonomous narrative and isn’t just an accessory to a man’s story. And we are still very much in a transition period of that being on the rarer side of things,” she explains, seriously. Filming finished last summer, but Cara has only seen parts of the final edit. Does she think it will be well received? “I hope so, you never really know, because you do the work, and then you sort of hand it

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over. Seeing it in the tapestry of the final piece does change the way that you looked at it initially. You think that the piece is one thing, then you watch it for the first time and you think, ah, OK… I suppose you are baking your piece of the pie, then handing it over and waiting to see how the finished meal comes out.” The cooking analogy makes a lot of sense when Cara explains that had she not gone into acting she would have liked to work with food. “I find cooking really creative. Quite often, if I am stressed or anxious, I gravitate towards the kitchen. Because it requires a level of focus that takes me out of my own head.”

She also likes the idea of writing. “But I think I would struggle with being in a profession that is entirely solitary,” she muses. “One of the things I love most about being an actor is the collaborative nature.” Solitary time is sometimes good, though, Cara concedes. “I am a voracious reader. I find it incredibly meditative, sitting down with a good book and a cup of tea. And I find that it also massages all the same areas of the brain as acting – you are imagining how that character might talk, and how they move about in their world.” The acting world can be tough; things don’t always go to plan.

“You can do all the prep, and fall in love with the script, and imagine yourself doing the role, and feel like you have done a great audition, but then, for whatever reason, the director, or whoever, they just have a different idea,” Cara admits. She says that reading is one of the ways she has learnt to cope with this. “I think that headspace really helps. And feeding yourself creatively – going to galleries, watching movies… I am trying to learn French – my partner is French – but it is a very long, slow process.” “It is good to be inspired and informed by different creative expressions. I think it goes back into

your own work,” she explains. “I am often at the Tate Modern. I really like the V&A. The Portrait Gallery puts on some really excellent stuff, and the Serpentine. And there are so many smaller galleries that often have really good things on. It is a really lovely thing to go and immerse yourself in another art form. I am going to see Pina Bausch, a dance show at Sadler’s Wells next month.” The list goes on and on; in fact, Cara believes that we are spoilt for choice when it comes to culture in London, it is one of the many things she loves about her city. Traitors is on Channel 4, Sunday evenings at 9pm


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Gorgias London With spring in the air and Marie Kondo on the mind, we’ve gone into the ultimate cleaning frenzy, and top of our hit list is the bathroom cabinet. Anything we haven’t used in the last month is out, as are all those products with long, indecipherable ingredient lists. We’re restocking from gorgeous new independent beauty brand Gorgias London, who are on a mission to provide honestly-labelled, botanical-based skin and haircare. First up, the ‘O’ Range, an

oil-based hair and skincare collection with natural ingredients at its core. The luxurious and highly effective facial oils and shampoo and conditioner duos have been created using blends of carefully-selected cold-pressed oils, all known for their restorative properties. Whatever your specific skin or hair needs, you’re guaranteed to find something to address it here. Simply divine. From £14.95 for the shampoo or conditioner (

Woken up with bed hair and no time to get to the salon? Fear not: racing to the rescue are some of London’s very best stylists – thanks to a brand new on-demand blow dry service. Powered by Uber, the app gives Londoners access to stylists from top salons across the Capital, including the teams at Daniel Galvin and Jo Hansford, who are delivered straight to your door, anywhere in zones one and two, within half an hour. Of course, if last-minute is not your bag, or you’re planning ahead for an event, you can also book up to three weeks in advance. It’s the ultimate solution to bad hair days.

Wear this: Chalk London architect Malaika Carr has turned her a passion for beautifully crafted design to something a little different, with a collection of striking jewellery. Taking their cues from buildings, the unusual, geometric designs – all carefully handmade by Malaika – are dramatic and oh-so wearable. We’re particularly lusting after the Hamlyn Hall collection, created in collaboration with the Royal Opera House. Walnut outlines have been used to reflect the magnificent iron structure of Hamlyn Hall (originally known as Floral Hall), while etched mirrored shapes pay homage to the iconic glasswork. Beautiful reflections add depth to the pieces, resulting in a vibrant palette of gorgeous green and blue hues. These are real statement pieces. Prices from £25 for a pair of earrings ( 46



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It’s only too easy to resort to cliché when discussing skincare; claims by the practitioner can overreach to the point of outlandishness, and the prose describing the process become ever more purple. But in the spirit of Epilium & Skin on George Street, I will try to resist lazy epithets about French skincare as, whilst undoubtedly offering all that les Français are renowned for, there is something about the place that feels entirely fresh and original. As the London outpost of Dr. Bernard Hayot, the philosophy of the practice could have been written for me personally; a lightness of touch, that aims to leave clients looking not necessarily younger, but rather the very best version of themselves, achieved by judiciously employing serious treatments, up to and including plastic surgery. Dr. Bernard himself is the perfect embodiment of these values: his medical seriousness counteracted by his twinkly warmth and charm. I arrived with the vaguest of briefs; years of irresponsible living (sun damage, rather than anything more titillating) have left me with a number of complaints; widespread melanoma,

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or dark pigmentation, lines that one could decreasingly describe as ‘fine’, and a gradual lack of elasticity that I am in denial about 90 per cent of the time. “Just make me look better!”, I implored. In the hands of a less diplomatic practitioner, what followed could easily have been anything from brutal appraisal to admonishment for sins past, but instead, we discussed using an intelligent mix of treatments – some botox here, a filler there – to target the worst of the lines, along with skinboosters; a new concept to me, these are microinjections of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance which boosts elasticity, hydration and brightness. The results take around two weeks to appear, and application on all three fronts was painless; after waiting a while for any swelling to go down, I was able to step out onto the Marylebone streets with no one any the wiser – the only giveaway being the spring in my step, happy that a fresher, brighter me was around the corner. KH Prices start from £200 for skinboosters. 25-27 George Street, W1U (020 7486 5134;

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Blossom Something beautiful is blossoming at Quaglino’s this spring. The culmination of a passion project for bar manager Marco Sangion, Blossom is possibly the world’s most sustainable cocktail. It has a base of organic vodka infused with the peel of purple carrots (used as a side dish in the restaurant), mixed with homemade jasmine milk (made by overcooking a small handful of jasmine rice, which is then blended to make a creamy solution similar to milk). A fruity twang comes from mandarin cordial (created

from the skins of mandarins that are freshly squeezed for another serve on the menu), while mint stick oil adds freshness and a gorgeous smell to the cocktail (bunches and bunches of mint are used daily in the bar, Marco and his team regularly make mint stick oil by blending the unused stems with organic olive oil). Finally, and most impressively, the vessel for this drink is made from homemade pasta, cooked and shaped onsite. We’ll toast to a guilt-free cocktail. 16 Bury Street, SW1Y (020 7930 6767;

When I was a child I wanted to be… a grown up. Now that I’m an adult, I envy the freedom and sense of wonder of my children. The first thing I cooked was… unmemorable. Though I vividly remember the first thing I cooked satisfactorily. It was a fried egg, under the tutelage of my friend Ivan, gently poached in and basted with brown butter, when I was about 10. A revelation.


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My kitchen hero is… always my mum. My fail-safe dinner party menu is… roast sausages, braised lentils,

It’s said the sequel is never as good as the original. Why risk ruining your reputation when the first is a cult classic? I’ve never visited Yeni Lokanta, acclaimed chef Civan Er’s original masterpiece in Istanbul, but Yeni, his second venture, in Soho, is a sequel worth sampling. We are greeted like old friends, warmly welcomed into the family and seated near the modest open kitchen. Here Civan keeps an eye on the evening. Why set up in London? He loves Istanbul for its blend of Greek, Italian and Asian influences. London, he says, is that same melting pot. A home from home. Spider-like chandeliers dangle from the ceiling, suspended over a simple layout. Made by Turkish artisans and flown into the Beak Street restaurant, each piece of furniture fits the lowkey, traditional look. The restaurant’s subtle aubergine motif is splashed across custom-made mosaic tiles, adding a drop of Mediterranean turquoise to the well-worn, white brick walls. Paired with a traditional orange wine – yes, orange – we choose three starters and a main to share, adopting the customary mezestyle dining. Each dish is beautifully executed, dainty in size, but beyond bold in flavour. From the classic çig kofte tartare with a contemporary aromatic heat, to the pan fried 12-month feta complete with spiced honey and salty samphire, these starters pack a real punch, each mouthful rich with a concoction of flavours I would never even attempt to put together. Our main, the signature roasted beef ribs with isot pepper and cumin on sourdough, is such a crowd pleaser, I’m assured this one will stay on the menu season after season. The rest of the ingredients are a combination of locally-sourced meats and fish, and Turkish and Greek delicacies like the soft Xigalo cheese. Eyeing up everyone else’s desserts, we order both options – the last thing we want to feel is the wretched diner’s remorse. Salted caramel panna cotta and a delicate cream-filled filo pastry are devoured quickly. And that’s my only regret: it all ends too soon. Can I get you anything else, our waiter asks? If Er’s original restaurant can better this, I’ll take two tickets to Istanbul please. EA 55 Beak Street, W1F (020 3475 1903;

bitter leaves and mustard. Happy, simmery, sociable food, scaled up ad infinitum. My last meal on earth would be… spent in the company of my wife and children, watching the sunset, huddled around a fire. I don’t care what food it is. When I feel down… I can’t even feed myself, let alone cook. But I do find washing up very therapeutic, so I’d start there. My favourite London restaurant is… Lyle’s for a lunch date; Orient London for family dumplings; Quo Vadis for naughty friends;

St. John for birthdays; Jen Cafe for a bowl of noodles and preserved greens... I could go on – I have one for every mood. My ultimate London day consists of… getting up early with my children, going to the park with a football, then heading to the West End for a quick blast of the medieval wing of The National Gallery, followed by dumplings, cinema, home and bed. Orasay opens this month. 31 Kensington Park Road, W11 (




Rainbow Crepes It’s pancake day in March, which – in our opinion – gives carte blanche to eat them every day of the month. And you can do so almost guilt-free using this wholegrain, refined sugarfree recipe from our favourite north London healthy eating guru Emily Wright of The Wright Foodie. She says: “I love crepes so much. Each year when I tuck into the culinary delight that is a loaded crepe, I promise myself I will make them weekly, and yet never do. I am a firm believer that just one topping is never enough. I need options, but I always finish the experience with a lemon and sugar one and view it as some sort of sophisticated palate cleanser – like they serve in fancy restaurants! A sort of dessert after dessert if you will. This year, I wanted to make a wholegrain and refined sugar-free version of all of the classics, but without compromising on taste of course. Enjoy!”


1 egg

METHOD For the crepes

Sift flour into a large bowl and make a well for the egg. Starting in the middle, combine the egg and flour. Slowly add the milk, a little at a time, and whisk together until all the lumps have gone. Stir through a pinch of salt. If you are making different colours, simply separate the pancake mixture into different bowls and add the natural coloured powders. Once you are ready to start cooking, heat a tsp of coconut oil or butter in a large, non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Ladle in the crepe mixture and spread into a large circle. Cook until starting to go golden on once side. Flip over and cook the other side until golden too. Put aside until fillings are ready. For the fillings Yellow

Griddle thin slices of 1 lemon until they start to brown on both sides. Set aside. In a saucepan, mix maple


syrup, oat cream (I used Oatly) and tahini together. Heat on a low heat for 5 mins and whisk together. Squeeze juice from half a lemon onto one crepe, smother with maple cream and top with the griddled lemon slices. Pink

Melt dark chocolate on a low setting in the microwave, checking every 30 seconds. Once melted, add the hazelnut butter and heat on low for another minute, checking halfway through. Combine well. Dry fry the flaked almonds in a clean frying pan (no oil) over a medium heat for a few minutes, constantly shaking the pan to make sure they don’t burn. Carefully slice the banana in half lengthways and caramelise on a griddle pan over a medium heat until browning on one side. When the crepe is ready, slice the banana, smother with the chocolate sauce and sprinkle with the almonds.


Pierce the marshmallows with a metal skewer and toast on an open flame until golden (I used the flame from my gas hob). Place several toasted marshmallows on the crepe, add the sliced strawberries and drizzle a little bit of the chocolate sauce used for your pink crepes. Blue

Put the juice and zest from the blood oranges in a small, non-stick saucepan, along with chia seeds and coconut sugar. Mix well. Heat slowly on a low heat for 10 minutes until a jam-like consistency has formed. Add a couple of tbsps to the crepe and sprinkle with shaved dark chocolate. To find out more about Emily’s services, and discover more delicious recipes, see

For the crepes 115g wholegrain flour (I used spelt) 1 egg 285ml milk (I used unsweetened oat milk) A pinch of salt coconut oil or butter for frying optional natural colourings 1/2 -1 tsp turmeric; 1/2 -1 tsp pitaya powder; 1/2 -1 tsp matcha powder; 1/2 -1 tsp butterfly pea flower powder For the fillings Note – the recipe makes 2 crepes per colour, so if you want more of one particular filling, just double or triple those ingredients. Yellow 3 lemons 3 tbsp maple syrup 3 tbsp oat cream (or normal cream if preferred) 1 tbsp tahini Pink 50g good quality dark chocolate 50g hazelnut butter handful of flaked almonds 1 banana Green handful of marshmallows handful of strawberries, sliced Blue juice and zest of 5 blood oranges 4 tbsp chia seeds 1 tbsp coconut sugar dark chocolate shavings

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Explore the capital of creativity Prudence Cheng, chief concierge at The Murray, shares some of her Hong Kong highlights

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Nesting instinct If you’re holidaying with the family, this magnificent new Namibian villa really ought to be on your shortlist. Not least because a two-hour time difference, and overnight flights, mean no jet lag. The Nest at Sossus, set within the Namib-Naukluft National Park, has been designed to resemble the nests of weaver birds. The striking accommodation boasts four en suite bedrooms (three doubles and one children’s room). Outside is a glorious swimming pool and children’s playground, and a floodlit waterhole provides the perfect spot for wildlife watching as the evening draws in. To really make the most of a trip to Namibia, travel company Expert Africa suggests a nine-day itinerary taking in the Namib-Naukluft National Park, exploring the incredible seascapes of the Skeleton Coast, seeking desert-adapted elephants and culture in Damaraland, and enjoying an actionpacked safari around the waterholes and salt pans of Etosha National Park. The trip costs from £7,547 pp (based on six sharing), including eight nights’ accommodation (one night’s B&B at the Olive Grove Windhoek, three nights’ full-board at The Nest at Sossus, two nights’ fullboard at Damaraland Camp and two nights’ full-board at Ongava Lodge), all activities and internal flights around Namibia. For more details, see

Escape to come back to yourself There’s still time – just – to bag a coveted spot on one of this year’s most exclusive fitness escapes, set on a beautiful private island in the Maldives. This month, personal trainer to the stars Matt Roberts is hosting a very special wellness retreat at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort. The five-night package – which is limited to just 12 lucky guests – includes daily personal training sessions with Matt himself, as well as expertly curated health and wellbeing programmes tailored to suit individual needs (think personalised spa treatments daily, as well as delicious customised meals devised by Matt and the resort’s team of renowned chefs). And when you’re not working out, there’s no finer place to find inner peace than wallowing in the azure waters or lounging on the pristine coral sands of this Maldivian paradise. Add to that the services of a private butler, and you can rest assured that stresses of any kind are simply not on the cards. Whatever your goal, it’d be almost impossible not to achieve it here. From £12,440 (based on double occupancy). Rates include fivenights’ accommodation, seaplane transfer, all personal training sessions, five spa treatments, and breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. For more details, see

We’re lucky to be based in a vibrant city bursting with energy. March sees the annual Art Basel event, showcasing work from hundreds of galleries, half of them in Asia. A great opportunity for supporting the local creative community here, it provides an overview of the region’s diversity through exhibiting cuttingedge works by established and emerging artists. The Murray is proud to act as an official sponsor for the event. The cooler season is ideal for exploring. Start your hike from The Murray and head through the Hong Kong Botanical Gardens then along Old Peak Road. You will reach the Victoria Peak within an hour, where you will be treated to panoramic vistas of the city and Victoria Harbour. Reward your efforts with a visit to a secret tea house set in the lush surroundings of Hong Kong Park. LockCha Tea House offers traditional Chinese tea pairings with vegetarian dim sum dishes and musical performances. The hotel’s own Guo Fu Lou will be your choice for authentic Cantonese cuisine: I recommend the jasmine tea-smoked chicken; roasted crispy goose or the baked stuffed crab shell. 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong (+852 3141 8888;



Into the blue Enticed by the promise of pristine sandy beaches, gleaming turquoise bays, a UNESCO World Heritage listed capital and friendly locals, Barbados proves perfect for a virgin voyage to the Caribbean BY BEC KY P OM FR E T


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hite breakers buffet the turquoise sea at Crane Beach and wild waves lash the pink tinged sands. A few hardy swimmers brave the water, but we are content to wander along the shoreline and paddle in the shallows. Picture a Caribbean beach and you probably imagine something a little more serene, but there is nothing disappointing about this breathtakingly beautiful vista. After a week spent exploring the island’s offerings, I’d wager it is probably the most photogenic of all of Barbados’ beaches. We’ve chosen The Crane, a 5* hotel in the parish of St. Philip on the east coast of the island, for our first ever visit to Barbados. Established in 1887, it claims to be the Caribbean’s oldest continuously running hotel – with history like that, they must be doing something right, we reason. And first impressions are good; colonial-style, low-rise buildings, set on winding pathways lush with tropical vegetation, are arranged around a pretty ‘village’ centre featuring shops, bars and restaurants. Our suite is huge with a separate sitting area, fully-equipped kitchen and a bathroom with Jacuzzi bath. There’s also a private

plunge pool on the terrace, overlooking the resort’s pools and that stunning ocean view. After a glorious breakfast, eaten gazing out to sea, we spend our first day lazily adjusting to the time difference, happily beachcombing, relaxing by the pool and sampling the various bars on site. By sundowner time I am sunflushed, but it is nothing that a calming facial in the Serenity Spa cannot rectify. We choose to dine at Zen, The Crane’s Asian restaurant, and enjoy a very special evening. The sushi is delicious, but the highlights of our meal are the boneless duckling and the teriyaki chicken and beef: both are an absolute triumph. By day two we are ready to explore, and the hotel’s concierge team are only too happy to find us a taxi driver. Think chauffeur crossed with tour guide: Big D not only knows everything that’s worth knowing about Barbados, he also seemingly knows all of its inhabitants personally. Better yet, he’s happy to take us anywhere we want to go, and wait indefinitely to bring us back to the hotel afterwards. We are firm friends by the end of the week. And what a lot we pack in – with its British history very much evident, Barbados is an intriguing mix of


the familiar and the exotic. The Anglican churches and cricket greens contrast starkly with the plantation houses and the sugar cane fields. It is the beaches that really take our breath away though – from the surf of the south and the wave battered Atlantic coasts of the east to the calm, turquoise seas of the west, there is one for every mood. We are also enamoured with Harrison’s Cave, named after Thomas Harrison who owned much of the surrounding land in the early 1700s. Tours allow you to don a hard-hat and jump on a tram to explore the startling crystallized limestone cavern, complete with flowing streams, deep pools of clear water and towering columns of the living cave. It is truly spectacular, though perhaps not one for the claustrophobic. But the real highlight of Big D’s island tour has to be the fantastic Oistins Fish Fry on the Friday evening. It is a fish market with a clever sideline in delicious dinners, which are as popular with locals as they are with tourists. As the sun sets, we wander up the pier to spot turtles swimming in the crystal clear waters, and to feed them with fish guts that D buys for us from a local fisherman. We then tuck into a delicious supper of red snapper, marlin and flying fish. It’s the freshest fish we have ever eaten and the atmosphere is electric, with bars, dancing and copious quantities of rum punch. Our lunch the next day at The Tides in Holetown is a very different affair, but equally memorable. Entering through a charming courtyard we are led to a table right by the ocean, which is dotted with pretty sailboats and buzzing jet-skis: it is a pretty spectacular view. And the food – exquisite in both presentation and taste – easily lives up to the location. The highlight is gorgeously crispy pork belly served atop a smoked sweet corn risotto. Service is faultless, too – oh-so British, we get a little overheated as the sun moves around, but the attentive waiter shifts our table into the shade, and then eventually moves us into the blissfully air-conditioned section of the restaurant. Lunch finished, we head up the road to Nikki Beach Barbados. Upscale glamour in an amazing location, the club is just a short drive from Holetown. Part of the evergrowing Nikki Beach portfolio, this glamorous hot-spot is

Main image: The Crane’s glorious beach Above: party with the beautiful people at Nikki Beach Barbados Right: expect the warmest of Bajan welcomes aboard a Cool Runnings catamaran cruise Below: the view from The Tides is simply out of this world

set on 1.4 acres of pristine beachfront, and boasts a pool with luxury loungers and cabanas, a swim up bar with DJ, in-house saxophonist, percussionist and violinist, and an extensive menu of delicious cocktails and food. Watching the sunset here, we really are in Instagram heaven. On our final day we get up early in anticipation of an excursion that promises the perfect mix of sightseeing and fun. Cool Runnings offer glamorous catamaran cruises with opportunities to stop and swim in some of the island’s best snorkelling spots. The water is so clear and inviting, and the team on board so encouraging and supportive, that I overcome my usual nerves and manage to swim in the sea. I am rewarded by coming up close and personal with turtles, all manner of exotic fish and a sting ray, and find a whole new confidence in the water. With a free bar serving the ubiquitous rum cocktails, the Captain spinning some excellent tunes, and a feast served up at lunchtime, spirits are high, and we spend a very happy day dancing on the decks. If you’re lucky enough to visit Barbados this is definitely one for the to-do list. We’ve never felt as sad about heading home from a holiday as we do when the time comes to leave The Crane. The hotel has been the perfect home from home – with a large dose of luxury pampering thrown in – and Barbados has taken hold of our hearts in a way we never imagined possible.


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As nature intended We should all take a leaf out of Selina Lake’s latest book, Natural Living Style, published this month. The stylist shows us how to create a beautiful home that puts sustainability at the fore and, in doing so, proves we can achieve high style whilst being a little kinder to the planet. From how-to projects with recyclable materials to decorating with garden greenery in old lab jars and shot glasses, there’s oodles of eco-inspiration. £19.99, published 12 March by Ryland Peters & Small (

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Sustainable design duo Harris & Harris introduce Wharf, a brand new lighting range that fuses classic glass elements with minimal metalwork to dazzling effect. The collection’s semi-transparent reeded glass offers a rich texture that brings deco elegance to the industrial: a reserved kind of glamour. Each sale contributes to the Harris & Harris Designed for Life Foundation, helping those without food, water or shelter. Ceiling light, £1,675 (

While it’s conventional to look forward at this time of year, we’ll be looking to the past for spring-fresh furniture ideas. Ercol’s iconic Originals collection is as on point as ever this spring, mixing natural pale wood finishes with prettily painted pieces. Juxtapose the natural beauty of the Ballatta desk with the classic Butterfly chair in soft white. Originals Butterfly chair in white, £670; Ballatta desk, £649 (

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Kitchen transcendental These are exciting times for high-end kitchen design: open-plan spaces allow for zoned, sculptural arrangements no longer confined by four walls, while creative ways with colour and texture bring an artistic edge to functional surfaces by Ali Howard


SCULPTURAL ASYMMETRY Broken-plan is the kitchen trend for free thinkers: with modular arrangements that rebel against conventional layouts, it opens up the market to new and exciting designs with a greater emphasis on furniture pieces that might once have been consigned to the peripheries: think room dividers, display cabinetry and multipurpose workstations. German brand Rotpunkt’s Zerox kitchen (on opening page), with its clean lines, wood worktops and patinated umbra marble finish, cleverly groups these elements to create a sculptural centrepiece that brings functionality and form together beautifully. From £20,000 + VAT ( UTILITARIAN FOCUS Today’s kitchens have to work harder than ever, and that’s no more apparent than in an open-plan arrangement. Royale, designed by Marco Fabrizio Corti for Italian brand Rastelli (below), allows for a completely custom format, and in doing so, rebelliously breaks all the rules, not only blurring the lines between kitchen and living spaces, but between kitchen and living furniture, too. Functionality takes top priority in this no-frills yet super sleek kitchen with its open storage units facing outwards into the living space, designed to display eye-catching accessories, just as you would a living room cabinet. POA (


DARK MATERIALS Kitchen colour trends move over to the dark side; black surfaces are offset with rich coffee browns and softer shades of charcoal grey and muted taupe. It’s a daring progression for an area of the home so often associated with the most clinical of bright whites. Accessories and appliances follow suit (think powder-coated matte black taps and sleek and shiny black fridge-freezers). Kitchen Noire is the handiwork of DesignSpace London’s Gary Moor, who was tasked with creating a bold architectural statement of a kitchen in this west London warehouse (far right). Featuring handle-less cabinetry and hidden-away appliances for a super-sleek aesthetic. From £25,000 (

Below: open storage units are designed to display eyecatching accessories


Right: new materials bring tactility to kitchen surfaces Above and left: kitchen colour trends are moving over to the dark side

THE RAW EDGE ‘High texture’ is one buzz phrase for kitchen design in 2019. Unconventional glass, metal and marble finishes, as well as masonry-style effects, all bring an inviting tactility to the otherwise sharp lines of the contemporary kitchen. Inspired by the lean towards raw materials in interior design, CRL Stone has added six new colour stories to its Ceralsio ceramic surface collection, including the luxurious Cervino Satin (top left) with its soft to the touch marble patina. As a porcelain surface Ceralsio is utterly impermeable, as well as being stain and scratch resistant, thermally stable and shock resistant, too. Worktops from £350 per sq m (

Above: two-tone kitchens allow for a contemporary aesthetic

TWO TONE Gone are the days of strict uniformity in the kitchen, with less emphasis on matching units and more on bespoke cabinetry with character. Striking colour contrasts allow for a contemporary, design-led aesthetic – and a cheeky twist to the traditional. Two tone kitchens are big news this year. In this super sleek design from Hub Kitchens (left), an accent shade in the upper cabinets draws the eye upward and highlights its clean, modern lines with a bold stripe of colour. With its convenient push-to-open fittings and high gloss finish, those lines are pleasingly uninterrupted. Bespoke kitchens from £40,000 (


ENTREPRENEUR Above: the aesthetic mixes mid-century with contemporary luxe Below: a sociable, ultra-modern marble island lies at the heart of the kitchen

Emilie Schou Raaberg Set atop a Victorian terrace in Primrose Hill, this two-bed duplex boasts an aesthetic of “deconstructed luxury”, thanks to Cat Dal Interiors by Ali Howard

Emilie moved into the two-bed apartment with husband Mads and their cockapoo, Jensen, two years ago. Transforming its former loft space into a bedroom while creating an entire new staircase was a project of significant heft for the Danish couple. “It required a new roof as well,” says Emilie, “as we added three dormers to give us as much height as possible in the bedroom. We also removed five dividing walls to fully open up the space.” Only if you’re planning to put down roots do you undertake such fundamental structural work, but when it comes to settling down you’d be very wise to do so here. Primrose Hill is one of the Capital’s most sought-after spots, after all. “It is amazing,” agrees Emilie. “Mads has lived in the area on and off for nearly ten years so he knows every nook and 62

cranny. The parks are beautiful and it’s got a unique little village feel. A dogfriendly pub nearby is a huge bonus, too!” But despite popular opinion, location isn’t everything. For Emilie and Mads, it was important to find a home that came with a strong sense of character, and so the choice between a period property and a new-build was a no-brainer. “I look for old buildings with charm and history,” says Emilie. “Even when the building ages, it does so with charm. A new-build can sometimes look outdated very quickly. We love historical architectural details, and try to keep these little touches where we can.” The apartment successfully mixes mid-century classics with accents of contemporary luxe: an iconic Eames leather lounge chair sits across from a sleek and chic Bert Frank Revolve lamp;


a vintage G-Plan sideboard runs parallel to the uber-modern marble kitchen island with its sharp angles and clean lines. It is the handiwork of Belgravia-based interior designer Cat Dal, whose brief was to create a home for the couple that was all about comfort and functionality, with great materials and craftsmanship. “Cat really just ‘got’ what we wanted,” says Emilie. “We loved being challenged with colours and materials that we wouldn’t have considered on our own. There are loads of lovely touches, such as the sunken bar within the media unit, and the gorgeous, uplifting cement tiles on the balcony.” From the drama of a plush velvet corner sofa juxtaposed with a whitewashed exposed brick wall, to the use of moody blues and dark marble in the bathroom, the apartment is a delicious visual feast. But the design is more than skin deep and involves some seriously smart tech, too: “Cat talked us into using an intelligent lighting system and we’re thrilled with it,” Emilie enthuses. “It’s great to have several moods programmed, so when we want to watch a movie and get cosy, we just flick one of the buttons and then the spotlights, wall lights and table lamps dim to the perfect level. It’s a luxury we really do enjoy daily.” Any interior designer worth their salt places a client’s lifestyle top of the list when

Above: a bathroom in the original loft makes clever use of space Right: the plush blue velvet sofa is the perfect contrast to the white brickwork


AT H O M E W I T H Right: historical architectural details, like sash windows and parquet flooring, have been cherished Below: picture windows in the new bedroom make the most of the leafy Primrose Hill outlook

putting a scheme together, and here Cat has achieved, with the use of an open-plan space connecting living, dining and kitchen rooms, a series of zoned areas perfect for entertaining. “We both love having family and friends over for informal dinners,” explains Emilie, “so it’s great to start with drinks and snacks around the island while one of us is cooking, and then move to the banquette to eat.” Imposing industrial glass doors separate the main living area from the hallway, giving the entrance its own space, while a guest room is open to the rest of the flat, offering dual aspect natural lighting; Mads and Emilie simply have to pull a curtain across to give guests their own snug private area when needed. “As a Dane, I love considered, thoughtful design,” says Emilie. “Everything must have its place.” It is a design of utmost thoughtfulness and versatility. Emilie and Mads are co-founders of north London’s The Better Home Company (;

The apartment is a delicious visual feast. But the design is more than skin deep and involves some seriously smart tech, too

Right: considered design creates a calm atmosphere in the bedroom Far right: high quality materials and workmanship were key to Cat Dal’s brief



THE SECRETS OF A TIDY LIFE Designed and crafted in London, Neatsmith’s bespoke wardrobes and built-in furniture minimise clutter and maximise style, and, excitingly, they’ve just launched a new home office and study collection

With decluttering guru Marie Kondo’s Netflix show becoming a global phenomenon, there’s no denying that 2019 has got off to a tidy start. If your mess is causing you stress, now’s the time to get things in order. While it’s all very well knowing how to go about streamlining and learning how to fold your clothes, it is equally important having proper storage solutions in place: bespoke spaces that organise your possessions in a way that works for you and your lifestyle. When it comes to clothing, a fitted or a walk-in wardrobe can make day-to-day living much easier – being able to find what you want to wear, when you want to wear it takes the stress out of getting ready in the

morning. Not only that, but well organised storage removes clutter from the bedroom to create a more serene space for sleeping in. And the same goes for the study – if you’re a home worker, a calm, intelligent office space can make a big difference to your productivity. Neatsmith are experts in organised living. Established over 14 years ago, the family-run business is known for innovative design, specialising in bedroom units, with an emphasis on hinged, sliding and walk-in wardrobes. And, as of this year, they can also design and install bespoke home offices and studies – desks can be made in any depth, width or shape required, while file storage is designed to fit your own specific needs. Add to that

clever cable management, and even wireless charging points, and you’ll be wanting for nothing. The company employs a team of dedicated designers, cabinetmakers and fitters – it prides itself on quality. Throughout the installation process the highly skilled fitters will assure minimal disruption and superior service. Everything

is completely bespoke, and made entirely in the company’s north London factory. The attention to detail is extraordinary – drawers are fitted with full extension, soft-close Blumotion runners, that are guaranteed for life, and every sliding door has 10 wheels to ensure effortless closing. Units come in a wide choice of exterior and interior colourways and woodgrains to complement any design scheme, and bespoke colour matching is available. Designs can be further customised through lighting and handle choices, together with a range of useful accessories, from pull-out tie racks and shoe shelves to builtin laundry baskets and safes. As you might expect, the commitment to quality is matched by its dedication to customer service, which has won Best Customer Service in the Best of Houzz Awards three years running. To see the craftsmanship for yourself, visit one of their showrooms on the Finchley Road and in Teddington, Brentwood and Hatch End, or at the new flagship store on the King’s Road in Chelsea. (0800 1956 595;



THE KEY TO LESS STRESS School testing is tainting the golden years of childhood; exam stress is more prevalent than ever and is contributing to the mental health epidemic that threatens children from an increasingly young age. One north London school is addressing parents’ biggest worry for 2019* the subject to the curriculum, NBH Pre-Prep gained a Bronze Award for its outstanding commitment to P4C. As well as facilitating pupils’ ability to recognise and talk about big ideas, philosophy enables them to better articulate themselves; The Education Endowment Foundation stated that a year of philosophy results in two-month’s additional progress in Reading and Maths. “School pets also add enormous value to our community,” says Christine. “At NBH Pre-Prep


rom as young as four, children are sitting rigorous entry exams for private schools, while SATs testing looms at the end of Key Stage 1 in the state sector. Eager to support their children through the challenge, more and more parents are hiring tutors for their sons and daughters, spending thousands a year in a bid for low stress success. However, north London headteacher Christine McLelland is committed to providing pupils with a safe haven from the stress, avoiding external examinations at her Nursery and Pre-Prep Schools altogether.

Somewhat uniquely for independent schools within the competitive Hampstead marketplace, North Bridge House Nursery and Pre-Prep focus on providing a breadth of study not limited by exam preparation and testing. “We do not prepare children for the 7+ as the process can be very bruising for a child. We have seen confident and competent children crumble under the pressure, which has diminished their interest in learning and knocked their self-esteem. Instead we prepare children very well for the next stage in their learning through a broad and creative curriculum, promoting a deep understanding of the content taught,” explains Christine. The high-achieving schools saw nearly half of Reception children perform in the top four per cent of the country for English and almost half of the Year 2 cohort achieve in the top five per cent for English and Maths in their summer progress tests. To track pupil progress in a stress-free environment, Christine uses a progress test series which determines an age-standardised score for pupils, while they are prepared for natural progression to the Outstanding NBH Prep School without a formal assessment. Academic progress is enhanced at NBH by Philosophy for Children (P4C), a powerful approach to teaching and learning that boosts children’s reasoning, social skills, and overall attainment. Just one year after adding

we have three bantam hens, each named and very much loved by the children. They have been fantastic for the social and emotional development of the children… and perfect for a cuddle too!” The headteacher also transforms the school playground into a petting zoo for her pupils once a year, welcoming a family run farm from Cambridgeshire and an impressive menagerie of educational helpers. From alpacas and ponies to bearded dragons and hedgehogs, the Key Stage 1 children get to touch and hold the animals whilst learning all about the science behind their growth and development. “Happiness is the key to successful learning – particularly in the formative years of education – and we are committed to providing children with an enjoyable learning experience, which both reduces the stress they face and teaches them how to deal with it,” concludes Christine. For more information, call 020 7428 1520 or see * YouGov poll for Barnado’s, December 2018


Area guide Hampstead

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Eight hundred acres of Heath, three bathing ponds and a Lido – if you like fresh air and open skies, you’re onto a winner with Hampstead. But if the great outdoors isn’t your bag, NW3 has enough independent shops, restaurants, cafés and pubs to keep even the most dedicated urbanite happy. Not to mention a buzzy cultural scene (hardly surprising given that for centuries the village has been a magnet for artistic and bohemian types). If you’re looking to settle in this delightful corner of the Capital, there are properties to suit every taste. Grand Georgian townhouses, cute period cottages, Victorian terraces, Edwardian mansion blocks and a smattering of contemporary developments – Hampstead’s housing stock is nothing if not eclectic. Once settled, you’re likely to stay – NW3-dwellers are a loyal bunch. And should you ever feel that you’re falling out of love with London, the heart-stopping views from Parliament Hill will rekindle your passion. Guaranteed

Hampstead is blessed with the sort of green space that makes other neighbourhoods green with envy – while you’re probably familiar with the Heath, you may not have discovered the almost otherworldly beauty of The Hill Garden and its Pergola. Dating from the early 1900s, they were the vision of Lord Leverhulme, who owned the attached house and wanted to create an extravagant pleasure garden for parties and promenades. He employed Thomas Mawson, celebrated town planner and landscape architect, to design a raised garden and walkways which made the most of the beautiful views. The ground was raised using soil dug up for the tube tunnels of the Hampstead Northern line extension, which was being constructed at the same time. The contractors were so keen to dump the tunnelled spoil, they actually paid Leverhulme a small fee to get rid of it for them!

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“Already this year we’ve seen a sharp increase in prospective purchasers, predominantly families. People have more specific ideas of where they want to live, and here in Hampstead we’re seeing a real draw towards the central core of the village.” Peter Brookes, Savills


“A perennial favourite, tucked away behind Hampstead High Street, Flask Walk is a charming cobbled backwater filled with an eclectic mix of artisan shops and notable Victorian pub, The Flask. This genteel, unspoilt byway leads to a row of colourful Georgian cottages and Hampstead Heath, which can be reached within five minutes.” Mark Winship, Benham & Reeves


THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK Annette Rose Bespoke jewellery designer

“I have lived in Hampstead for 35 years and I love the village feel and sense of community. Although Hampstead has changed quite substantially in

those years there are still some old gems around, like the Villa Bianca for a lovely dinner with friends or Judy Green’s Garden Store for beautifully potted plants, which make the perfect gift. I love that I can get all of my fresh food from Jenkins and Son green grocers at the Hampstead Community Market; fresh meat from Meat Naturally and fish from Hampstead Seafoods, right behind the Post Office. I design most of my jewellery in my boutique on Perrins Court, choosing materials from my bead collection that I have built up over the past 50 years. I never run out of ideas, but

when I need a break I just wander across to Ginger & White for the best coffee and a freshly made frittata. One of my favourite things in Hampstead is the Heath, where I enjoy taking my two dogs for a morning walk up to Kenwood House. There are some magnificent ancient trees and stunning views over ponds and meadows, which inspire me greatly. On my way home I sometimes bump into my grandchildren, who all go to school locally, which is a real bonus.” (


Local heroes

Street hearts Hampstead

Hampstead Barbers A traditional barbers with a thoroughly modern outlook, this local gem offers Hampstead’s gents a range of top notch services, from a simple beard trim to a full-on pamper. Whether you’re after a wash, cut and style, or a classic hot towel wet shave, an appointment here is a treat. Jon Hughes from Dexters is a regular and affirms that he’s experienced “excellent service, not just for a haircut but also for the hot towels, the wet shave and the Turkish coffee. It’s a proper oldfashioned barbers with great customer care.” 4 Flask Walk, NW3 (020 7794 0488;

CHURCH ROW Exquisite Queen Anne terraces, with original wrought ironwork and streetlamps, framing the picturesque parish church of St. John’s at the far end. Quintessentially Hampstead


Villa Bianca

“This neighbourhood restaurant has been providing fresh and delicious Indian cuisine for nearly 50 years. It’s extremely popular, not only with local residents but many others who’ll happily travel across London to enjoy the food and vibrant atmosphere. The staff are friendly and amiable, and are only too happy to offer suggestions to anyone looking for a meal off-menu, or who require something vegan or vegetarian. A popular haunt for a number of famous faces, you can often spot a celebrity or two here,” says Nick Reed of Day Morris. 49 South End Road, NW3 (020 7794 6314;

This buzzy Italian eatery started life over 30 years ago and remains a much-loved meeting point for locals with a penchant for fine Mediterranean fare. Located in Perrins Court, it is the epitome of urban village living – and that’s before you even get to the menu: vast and varied, you’ll find delectable mains from duck breast in Barolo wine, honey and apple sauce, to baked whole seabass in olive oil, lemon and rosemary. La dolce vita indeed. Sam Gould from Chestertons’ Hampstead branch says Villa Bianca is “a delightful restaurant with impeccable service.” 1 Perrins Court, NW3 (020 7435 3131;

VALE OF HEALTH Tucked away in the heart of the Heath, the wondrously named Vale of Health is a charming enclave of period properties, ranging from mews houses to grander Victorian family homes

KEATS GROVE Sweeping down to the Heath from the village, this wide, leafy street boasts some of the most elegant stuccoed houses in NW3, along with more modest, but no less desirable, early-Victorian properties


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Nursery and Pre-Prep Schools, NW3

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Christine McLelland Headteacher at North Bridge House Nursery and Pre-Prep Schools What attracted you to the school? The warm and friendly atmosphere – from the longstanding and very capable team of staff to the Friends of North Bridge House parent group. But above all, the children – they’re so confident, talkative and engaging.


Is your child a citizen of the world?

THE SHORTLIST HAMPSTEAD North Bridge House Nursery & Pre-Prep Independent co-ed day school for pupils aged 2 to 7 years (020 7267 6266; South Hampstead High School Independent day school for girls aged 4 to 18 years (020 7435 2899; University College School Junior Branch Independent day school for boys aged 7 to 11 years (020 7435 3068; Heathside Preparatory School Independent co-ed day school for pupils aged 2 to 14 years (020 3058 4011; Fine Arts College Independent school for pupils aged 13 to 19 years, specialising in the arts and humanities (020 7586 0312;

The internet has made the world very small. So small, in fact, that children can travel anywhere, and talk to anyone, from their phone or tablet. (Subject to parental controls, of course.) And employees can collaborate with far-flung colleagues as if they’re next door. No wonder schools and employers are talking about children needing to become “global citizens”. But what exactly does that mean? “There are two sides to global citizenship,” says Adela Kay, director of outreach at Forest School in north east London. “One is being part of a worldwide community and the other is taking responsibility for it – for example, by changing the way we treat the planet.” To build this attitude in its pupils, Forest leads by example: one staff member taught refugees in Lesbos last summer and has since set up a postcard exchange. It promotes volunteering (which is mandatory for sixth-formers) and supports a student-led Amnesty International group. And it’s set up an exciting exchange programme with the Aurora Shanghai Modern Foreign Languages Middle School in China. The idea is for Forest’s pupils to practise their Mandarin while meeting people from a very different culture. Its teachers can also learn new educational approaches. So far, Aurora staff have visited Forest School and vice versa. The visits revealed that while the schools use different discipline and delivery methods, their aims are the same: building citizenship along with inquisitiveness. Pupils from Shanghai will visit London this June and students of Mandarin from Forest will head to China in April 2020. Until then, there are plans to set up a pen pal scheme and use video conferencing to run joint lessons. But what if a school isn’t quite so progressive? “You can encourage your child to read newspapers, like The Week Junior or First News,” says Adela. “Trying cuisines from around the world, and travelling as much as possible will teach them to expect and welcome difference. Take a look at online resources, too, like and If you can help your child to engage with people from very different cultures, you’ll broaden their mind and set them up for the future.” (

What makes it different? Many things, from the calibre of staff to the enthusiasm of the children who initiate conversation so readily and achieve excellent academic outcomes. Our on-site chickens are also quite a novelty and our charity work has even been recognised by Meghan Markle. How would you describe your personal educational ethos? Mistakes are marvellous; learning ‘sticks’ when mistakes are made. If a child can spot their own mistakes and try again, we’ve taught them successfully. How do you balance extracurricular activities with the academic side? From LEGO® coding to yoga, we offer a huge variety of after-school clubs to enable children to develop talents and interests beyond the curriculum. We also have outstanding art and music provision, plus a very popular LAMDA offering. How do you look after your pupils’ wellbeing? The excellent relationships between staff and children ensure that pupils feel safe and able to talk to anyone at any time. We make full use of our large outdoor spaces and provide dance, gym, games and swimming lessons along with nutritious meals. PSHE and Philosophy for Children also enable children to explore issues important to them. Fitzjohn’s Avenue/Netherhall Gardens, NW3 (020 7267 6266;



CREATIVE BEGINNINGS With exciting new facilities, Hampstead Fine Arts College continues to offer students an informal, collaborative environment in which to fully realise their academic and artistic potential

writers and actors in their own right. And facilities at the college rival those at leading universities; this year saw the opening of a cutting edge new home for the Fashion and Textiles, and Media and Film Studies departments in a former interiors shop on England’s Lane. Classes are kept small, and the teaching atmosphere is informal and collaborative. It’s this open, energising atmosphere, believes Cave, which inspires a love of learning that extends well beyond formal exams and into adult life. Tucked away behind wrought iron gates in a quiet corner of Belsize Park, Fine Arts College has an enviable reputation as a school that draws out students’ individual talents in an atmosphere that one parent has described as “industrious informality”. Alongside a full academic curriculum, it offers an exceptional range of art-based subjects – including fine art, textiles, film, photography and graphic design – with students’ work in these disciplines being recognised by institutions such as the Royal Academy of Arts. Unusually, there is no restriction on subject combinations, so students are free to create a study programme that is tailored to their strengths. An original vision Principal Candida Cave, a graduate of the Ruskin School of Art in Oxford, founded the Fine Arts College in 1978 with fellow artist Nicholas Cochrane. It started life as a specialist sixth form college for art and art history with just 20 pupils; numbers grew and in 1982 a

full arts and humanities A Level curriculum was added. By the early 1990s, a GCSE programme was in place, and the college was thrilled to welcome its first Year 9 pupils last September – a natural entry point to prepare for GCSEs. Fine Arts College also offers a Portfolio course, aimed at preparing students for Art Foundation. Its founders always saw the college as a bridge between school and university, a place that encouraged self-discipline and self-motivation, and this distinctive philosophy is still very much in evidence today. As Cave points out: “The informal nature of relationships between staff and students strengthens high expectations and encourages a rigorous approach to work.” Outstanding teaching and facilities The students at Fine Arts College are fortunate to be taught by staff who, as well as being highly experienced educators, are often distinguished musicians, artists, filmmakers,

A unique ethos Entry to the College is based on academic and creative potential, rather than prior academic performance. The process varies slightly at GCSE, A Level and Portfolio stage, but references from previous schools and an informal interview play an important part. The College’s ethos is rooted in the belief that, with the right encouragement, students can flourish academically and creatively. The school prides itself on being able to identify and nurture talent that may have been overlooked in other school environments. Small class sizes, outstanding teaching and excellent pastoral care make this possible. And it is reflected in the impressive results achieved: last summer, students celebrated a nine per cent year-on-year improvement on A level results. Leavers have gone on to a wide range of prestigious destinations, including Russell Group and US universities and elite art colleges such as Central Saint Martins and Parsons School of Design in New York.

For more information about Hampstead Fine Arts College and to request a prospectus, visit Fine Arts College, Centre Studios, 41-43 England’s Lane, NW3 (020 7586 0312;


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Aston Chase

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A sprawling detached family home arranged over four floors, this red brick mansion sits stately on one of Hampstead’s most desirable streets, just off Redington Road and within easy reach of the village. Offering oodles of luxurious living space, including seven bedrooms, various en suites, a grand drawing room and a glorious reception hall, you may well need a map to get around before you become properly accustomed to the extensive floorplan. Beautifully landscaped gardens – back and front – only add to its countless charms.

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£12.5 million, Aston Chase (020 7724 4724;

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Heath Drive NW3

The height of elegance, this detached period property is located behind a gated driveway on one of Hampstead’s most wanted streets, and offers an impressive seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms and four reception rooms. Arranged over three floors, the commodious family home boasts a thoroughly thoughtful blueprint with the entire ground floor designed with entertaining in mind: think a double aspect drawing room and dining room, a feature conservatory/family room, a TV room, and a designer kitchen/breakfast room. £8.5 million, Goldschmidt & Howland (020 7435 4404;



Frognal Gardens


Hidden away behind a substantial and secluded front garden, and on a tranquil road in the heart of Hampstead village, is this low-built Dutch colonial style home, which comprises two individual houses. The larger of the two offers 2,035 sq ft of homely accommodation, while the smaller affords 937 sq ft of charming living space – perfect as a nanny, or granny, annexe. The former residence of artist Milein Cosman and musician Hans Keller, this beautifully eccentric property is a bohemian dream, and so very Hampstead.

TK International Vickers Winkworth West End Winkworth St. John’s Wood


£4.5 million, Heathgate (020 7435 3344;




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Property news Favourite place? Kenwood; I love the unspoilt beauty and total absence of vehicles. Favourite place to grab a coffee? I’m a coffee enthusiast, but my current preference is for juices and in particular Joe’s Green Mile from Joe & The Juice. Where do you go for headspace in the city? I am privileged to work literally across the road from Regent’s Park, which is where I head when I need to draw breath. Period property or newbuild? Period carcass with contemporary interior.

60 seconds with... Mark Pollack Aston Chase Years in the business? Scarily, 41. I started straight from school at the age of 16. If not London, where? I am a Londoner born and bred, so wouldn’t contemplate working anywhere else. It is a great city on multiple levels, but I particularly love the amount of trees and green open space notwithstanding the dense population. First London home? An apartment featuring a large rose window in the UK’s first residential church conversion on Cromwell Avenue, adjacent to Highgate Hill.

If I wasn’t an estate agent I’d be… a criminal barrister. Favourite London Street? Mount Street in Mayfair. Most memorable sale? An amazing, understated house located right on the edge of Hampstead Heath, at the highest point in London and thus featuring uninterrupted views of the Heath and the city beyond. Any hidden talents? Good question. I think I’m fairly creative and am something of a frustrated landscape gardener on the quiet!

Take one person, dead, alive or fictional, out in London – who and where? I would like to take Mauricio Pochettino to the soon to be opened ‘new’ Tottenham stadium before he loses faith in ‘the project’! Aliens attack – which London landmark would you save? The Natural History Museum, which is an architectural marvel, in addition to effectively being a treasure trove of our past. Creature comfort? Our super king bed and Savoir bespoke mattress would be sorely missed, closely followed by my 60" flatscreen television, as I love watching sport and nature documentaries when I need to switch-off.

Psst... Congratulations to the nine Fabric agents who won themselves a coveted place in trade journal PrimeResi’s Prime Movers Index of the Capital’s top 50 boutique agencies. Topping the list was Beauchamp Estates… well done to everyone, we couldn’t be prouder! 76


Nouri Momtazi Vita Properties Q. What do buyers want in a property with outside space? A. “We’ve certainly seen a rise in recent years of the number of applicants prioritising outside space in their property searches. This is particularly evident in the areas we cover (Hampstead, Swiss Cottage, Belsize Park, etc) which have a much higher rate of families with children or pets, who can make practical use of a garden. However, in today’s modern world, a garden is not just there for practicality; people want their garden to feel like an extension of their home rather than separate from it. So putting a bit of time and money into landscaping your garden to balance with the décor of your home is worthwhile. The number of buyers looking for outside space is only going to rise, especially as the rate of pet ownership continues to soar. Having a garden is a fantastic selling point, and particularly in London where properties with outside space are more rare, you should be maximising on this area of your home in order to set your property aside from the rest. A handy tip is to decorate your garden with some outdoor furniture, in order to help buyers visualise the garden and see its functionality.”

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North Bridge House

A truly tailored approach to pupils’ academic and personal development. Independent schools in Hampstead, Islington and Regent’s Park. NBH Nursery School Age 2 years, 9 months-4

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Time to invest: expert view With confusion surrounding how – and when – Brexit will be implemented, the property market has seen an unmistakable slowdown in recent months. But, says TK International’s Jeremy Karpel, right now could be a most opportune time to invest in a London home

“If you’re a potential residential property buyer based in the UK, living in the London area but paid in dollars or euros, then it’s never been a better time to invest. With residential prices down as much as 20 to 30 per cent throughout some of the prime areas of north and north west London, such as Hampstead, Belsize Park and St. John’s Wood, and with the sterling exchange rate almost at parity against the euro, and sub $1.25 against the dollar, there’s a potential 25 to 35 per cent saving to be made on buying a London home. Even if the market were to fall a further five per cent in the next quarter, this still represents incredible value for money while the tide remains out. “Assuming Brexit is implemented on 29 March, the very fact that a decision has been made means the UK can start making its way back to normality, with


the first indicator of this coming late spring or early summer. There is, of course, a possibility our EU exit will be postponed, but we can expect an uplift whenever Brexit has been implemented – in whatever form. There will be a strengthening of the pound versus these two major currencies and at that point the tide will start to turn. And when it turns, it turns incredibly quickly: prices will begin to firm up as buyers start to realise that the market had reached rock bottom and will only be heading in one direction and one direction only – up! I believe that people will kick themselves that they did not buy earlier. There are some incredible homes out there. So my advice is to buy now and take advantage of historically low property prices and exchange rates. The alternative will be that you start to pay more in the summer.”


ELEVEN TREES IS AN OUTSTANDING NEW GATED DEVELOPMENT OF JUST THREE DETACHED HOUSES, SITUATED IN MILL HILL, ONE OF NORTH LONDON’S MOST SOUGHT AFTER AREAS. These stunning, individual properties of over 7,000 sq ft are unique in their own way with the central home boasting six bedrooms and five bathrooms. The neighbouring houses have been designed with five bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms. The lower ground floors are dedicated to leisure and entertainment, each featuring a family/games room, gymnasium and cinema room.


FREEHOLD PRICES FROM £3,250,000 One of these homes is currently rented under an AST giving a yield of over 6%

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


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An exceptional lateral 3 bedroom apartment across the lower ground floor of two buildings on the east terrace on one of central London’s finest garden squares in Bayswater W2. Accessed by private stairs to the front or from gated street level access at the rear, this stunning, architect designed apartment has been meticulously refurbished to an excellent standard.


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HAMPSTEAD HEATH, NW3 A mid-terrace Victorian house situated just a short walk from Hampstead Heath, in the heart of South End Green. The property is currently arranged as two separate flats with the potential to revert back to one single dwelling. The accommodation is over three floors and approaching 1,700 square feet approximately, with a private south west facing garden at the rear. Along with the wonderful open space of Hampstead Heath and the many amenities at South End Green, the property is within walking distance of several popular primary schools along with Belsize Park and Hampstead Heath stations. Four Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms • Kitchen • Three Bathrooms • Separate WC • Loft Room South West Facing Garden • Cellar • Residents Permit Parking • EPC D

£1,550,000 - Freehold - Sole Agent

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HIGHGATE, N6 Two newly constructed and beautifully designed houses in this quiet Highgate enclave. Great attention to detail has been given, internally and externally to the design and fitting out of these modern masterpieces, each with well planned, light flooded and thoughtfully arranged accommodation. Situated within easy reach of the shops and eateries of Highgate Village, the verdant acres of Waterlow Park (which has something for everybody), the houses are also within close proximity to Highgate Northern Line underground station and numerous buses. Each house comprises: 4/5 Bedrooms (Bed 5 currently arranged as a galleried reception room/study) • 2/3 Reception rooms • Stylishly fitted open plan Schmidt Kitchen with Neff Appliances • 3 en suite Shower Rooms • Further Family Bathroom • American Walnut, Hansgrohe and Duravit sanitary-ware External beige, sawn sandstone paving • Delightful Landscaped Private Garden • Guest Cloakroom • Utility Room • Private Off Street Parking • EPC B

£2,450,000 (Each House)

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A fantastic raised ground floor apartment (93sq m/1,005sq ft) set within this attractive stucco fronted period building. The apartment benefits from 3.5 metre ceiling heights throughout, period details and an abundance of natural light. Additional features include a reception room with stunning west-facing views across, and direct access to, the beautifully maintained Formosa Communal Gardens.

ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES Principal bedroom with large en-suite bathroom, bedroom 2 with en-suite shower room, reception room, kitchen, guest cloakroom, balcony, direct access to the beautifully maintained Formosa Communal Gardens, residents permit parking. EPC=C.

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A truly exceptional lateral 3 bedroom apartment (142sq m/1,530sq ft) situated on the fifth floor with well designed entertaining space and 3 double bedrooms, well positioned within this prestigious and highly sought after building. North Gate benefits from a 24 hour uniformed porterage, a passenger lift to all floors and a private driveway offering first come first served parking for residents, as well as providing charging points for electric vehicles.

ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES Principal bedroom with en-suite bathroom, 2 further bedrooms, shower room, reception room, fitted kitchen with Miele appliances, passenger lift, entry phone, Crestron system, underfloor heating & air conditioning throughout, communal gardens, off street parking within a driveway (first come first served), plans for a residents gym. EPC=E.

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We are delighted to be have been favoured with sole agency instructions, on this unmodernised but extremely spacious, mid terraced, family house. The property is arranged over three floors and extends to approx 2,095 sq ft / 194.6 sq m. Currently comprising an entrance hallway, two reception rooms, one with direct access to the garden, a kitchen/breakfast room and guest cloakroom. On the first floor there are four bedrooms and two bathrooms with a further bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette on the top floor. The property also benefits from a covered and secure side entrance that leads directly onto a well maintained rear garden. Situated in this sought after cul-de-sac just off Litchfield Way and within a short walk of the Market Place. 5 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 2 Reception Rooms | Kitchen / Diner | Guest Cloakroom | Garden | Side Entrance | Chain Free

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GLOUCESTER TERRACE, W2, ÂŁ985,000 This truly magnificent luxury two bedroom apartment is located in a beautiful traditional Victorian Terrace on the raised ground floor with outside space. The property has been recently refurbished to a high standard with an elegant high-end design and boasting traditional features such as high ceilings and large sash windows, allowing an abundance of natural light to flood into the exquisite reception room. The master bedroom offers double glazed sliding doors leading out to a generous private balcony. The property is conveniently located on Gloucester Terrace, just a short walk from Hyde Park. Lancaster Gate and Bayswater tube stations are very close by with the Heathrow Express at Paddington less than a five minute walk, thus will further benefit from the forthcoming Crossrail project due for completion early 2019! Leasehold/EPC rating: C/Approx. 705 Sq Ft

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Belsize Park Gardens NW3 £1,500,000 An immaculate and bright apartment set across the second floor of a classic stucco Belsize Park villa superbly positioned for the amenities of Belsize Park, Primrose Hill and Swiss Cottage.

133 sq m/1430 sq ft 25’ reception with wood flooring 21’ master bedroom Two further double bedrooms Spacious and bright throughout

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YORK HOUSE, UPPER MONTAGU STREET, W1 A visually stunning ‘Boho Chic’ Styled lateral apartment 020 7935 6535


The apartment is situated on the 2nd floor of an imposing Edwardian Building, located just to the north of Montagu Square. The property spans almost 2300 sq ft and benefits from four large double bedrooms, two with ensuite bathrooms and a further family bathroom. The spacious double open plan living, dining, kitchen area has large south facing windows, 3 metre high ceilings and is therefore bathed in natural light. Presented in excellent condition, the Soho House vibe of this welcoming apartment will appeal to those looking for large family space with its own unique feel. The apartment is located very close to the transport facilities at Baker Street and 10 minutes stroll to Marylebone High Street. ACCOMMODATION

Large Entrance Hall * Open Plan Living/Dining/Kitchen * 4 Large Double Bedrooms * 2 Ensuite Bathrooms * Further Family Bathroom * Utility Room * Pantry Room


Lift * Independent Boiler for Heating * Communal Hot Water * Extra Soundproofing installed to Floors & Ceilings * Hyperoptic WiFi * Hard Wired Ethernet in Every Room * ADT Alarm & Fire * Full Time Live-In Caretaker * New Video Entry Phone * EPC Rating D


LORDS VIEW, ST. JOHN’S WOOD ROAD, NW8 Wonderful split level ground floor apartment boasting a magnificent reception room with high ceilings and lots of natural light. 1,500 sq ft. Large Reception Room, Three Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms, Kitchen, Wooden Floors, Porter, Two Parking Spaces. EPC Rating to be confirmed. FURNISHED/UNFURNISHED

£1,295 PER WEEK *fees apply *£264 inc of VAT to include tenancy agreement & referencing per property. Please contact us for further information.



REGENTS PLAZA APARTMENTS, GREVILLE ROAD, NW6 Lateral apartment interior designed and refurbished to a very high standard, extending to 1,685 sq ft, with an abundance of natural light. Reception Room, Kitchen/Dining Room, Four Double Bedrooms, Fitted Wardrobes, Wood floor, Three Bathrooms, Balcony, Lift, 24 Hour Concierge, CCTV, Underground Parking, Air Conditioning, Communal Gardens, Health Club with Pool (by separate neg.), EPC Rating C FURNISHED/UNFURNISHED

TO LET: £1300 PER WEEK *fees apply




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WIMPOLE STREET, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 This 2/3 bedroom apartment is approximately 1114 sq ft (103 sq m) and is located on the third floor served by a passenger lift. The apartment benefits from a spacious entrance hall, reception room which overlooks the communal garden with a further two bedrooms, one with an en suite bathroom together with dressing room and a further shower room. There is also a resident porter and the apartment is being sold with an underground parking space and locker room. 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


DEVONSHIRE PLACE, MARYLEBONE VILLAGE, LONDON W1 Newly refurbished spacious three double bedroom maisonette, set over the third and fourth floors of this attractive converted Georgian Townhouse and situated in the heart of Marylebone Village. Located a few moments from Marylebone High Street with its enviable array of high end boutiques, bustling cafes and renowned restaurants. The property benefits from wood floors throughout, a spacious master bedroom with a walk in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom, two further double bedrooms and two shower rooms, an impressive open plan kitchen and reception room offering a fabulous entertaining space. The apartment also has a fabulous roof terrace. The apartment is close to both Bond Street and Baker Street Underground stations making it easily accessible. Please see website for full details


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Thornton Way, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, NW11 ÂŁ1,200 per week A stunning 4 bedroom, 3 reception, 3 bathroom, double fronted detached family home set back in this lovely, desirable south side road. Arranged over two floors, having been newly refurbished to exacting standards in a contemporary style with a mix of wood floors and carpets. Comprising of entrance hall, study, dining room, lounge, large L shaped kitchen/breakfast/family room with coffered lighting and beige coloured porcelain flooring, guest cloakroom. Master bedroom has fitted wardrobes and a luxury en-suite shower room. Further double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and en-suite bathroom and LED floor lighting. 2 further double bedrooms, and a sumptuous family bathroom with a separate shower cubicle. There is newly laid front and rear gardens with a driveway. Close to Market Place, the extensive amenities of Temple Fortune and the open spaces of Bigwood and the Heath extension. This fantastic lifestyle home is available early March 2019. Offered unfurnished on a long let.

020 8458 5000



A newly refurbished townhouse with off-street parking and a south-facing patio garden. The house provides bright and spacious accommodation (approx. 155.9 sq m) arranged over three floors. This gated close is conveniently located within a short walk of the Regents canal, shops and cafĂŠs in Clifton Road along with public transport connections. 4 Bedrooms. 2 En Suite Bathrooms. Shower Room. Cloakroom. Newly Fitted Kitchen. Reception Room. Private Patio Garden. Off-Street Parking. EPC Rating D


ÂŁ1,280 per week (Tenant Fees Apply)

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LUXURIOUSLY APPOINTED FAMILY HOME ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 An exquisite five bedroomed house (approx. 3,078 sq ft/285.9 sq m) in private gated courtyard located off Elm Tree Road, moments from Regent’s Park, St John’s Wood Underground Station (Jubilee Line) and the local amenities of St John’s Wood High Street. This family house is offered in immaculate condition throughout and benefits from off street parking for two cars, secure garage, private patio garden and a large private roof terrace, accessed by a remote sliding glass panel, with stunning views across London.

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An elegant 4 bedroom family home located on one of St John’s Wood’s premier roads on the favoured east side of St John’s Wood. Arranged over 3 floors, the property also benefits from a south-facing rear garden with a detached summer house/gym, off street parking and an integral double length garage.

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ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES 2 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, bedroom 3, family bathroom, 2 double reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, study/bedroom 4, utility room, guest cloakroom, large rear garden, summer house/gym, double garage, patio. EPC=D.

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LUXURY APARTMENT TO LET 2 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms High specification 935 sqft | £1,100 per week Moments from Hampstead High Street, transport links and local amenities


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Aston Chase ranked No. 2 out of London’s top 50 boutique estate agencies

RATIONALE: PrimeResi’s Prime Movers indices are based on independent research and a range of sources – including a survey of PrimeResi Professional Members, which resulted in over 1,000 nominations for individual firms. PrimeResi. com tracks notable prime residential deals, instructions and business moves throughout the year, closely monitoring which agencies are involved on both the buying and selling sides. Short-listed firms are given the opportunity to submit a company profile and business highlights from the last 12 months. The rankings are qualitative judgements that attempt to measure recent success and business developments, quality of service, influence, innovation, and reputation within the industry; they are not based on company size or quantity of deals done.

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