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This Residents’ Journal represents a fresh, innovative approach to local media, whilst retaining a traditional feel. We will deliver intelligent editorial with integrity and depth on subjects that matter to the residents and business community within Battersea, Balham, Clapham and Wandsworth. Published on a monthly basis with the kind support of a select handful of relevant advertisers, we will present regular editorial contributions from prominent local residents and members of the independent local business community, as well as seasoned journalists who live locally. If you live or work in these areas and have a particular interest in contributing to the Residents’ Journal, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please email us at bbcw@residentsjournal.co.uk; or telephone us on 020 7987 4320

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Dear Resident, Report cards at the ready, this month the Journal team has compiled a special education supplement jam-packed with the latest educational news and comments from respected local heads. We have trawled the area to speak to some of the very best schools and teachers in the boroughs of Wandsworth and Lambeth and are pleased to announce that our findings are A+. Although there is always room for improvement and we should strive for the very best education for our children, some inspirational heads and teachers in our corner of the world are already dedicated to ensuring that this is delivered and more. Flick to page 11 to read more. The Journal visited a London landmark this month, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, as it prepares for its largest public appeal to date. Amanda Holden and model David Gandy have been down at the site, donning hard hats and rolling up their sleeves for the canine residents of the animal-rescue charity; read more on page 24. My final announcement this month is that the April edition will be my last Residents’ Journal. It has been a real pleasure to launch and work on the magazine, as well as meeting so many wonderful local business owners and residents. Thank you to you all. Please do not hesitate to get in contact with your news and updates, email bbcw@residentsjournal.co.uk. We love to hear from you.

A performer from Broomwood Hall Lower School in Adventures in Neverland. Photograph by Nigel Gray. Read more on page 19

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NOTEBOOK Keep your finger on the pulse with our round-up of local news

BATTERSEA

A taste of Cornwall A salty tang on the breeze instantly recalls the sandy white beaches and quaint ports of the Cornish coast. Sat Bains’ (not to be confused with the Michelin-starred, Nottingham-based chef) new restaurant venture on Battersea Rise has dedicated itself to transporting you to Cornwall through its menu alone. Cornish Tiger, a self-confessed ‘fine casual dining restaurant’, focuses on organic produce, sourced, where possible, from Cornwall. Chefs Netish Nunnan and Andrew Banyon from the Hurlingham Club and Roast will be cooking up a storm in the kitchen, serving dishes such as sweet chilli and tamarind swordfish with carrot and coriander spaghetti and tigerseasoned sirloin steak. We are salivating at the mere thought.

1 Battersea Rise, SW11 1GH 020 7223 7719 (cornishtiger.com)

Fashion focus Pop down to the Pump House Gallery in Battersea Park from 25 April to peruse the sartorial offerings of five young fashion hopefuls from the borough. As part of the Mayor of Wandsworth Cllr Angela Graham’s Youth Fashion Wandsworth competition, 45 15-19-year-olds entered their designs, and a shortlist of 10 presented to judges from the fashion industry. The five winners will all make their designs from scratch, with support from Fashion Enter Ltd, which supports the garment industry as a centre for skills development.

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The Latchmere pub has undergone widescale refurbishment at the behest of new management after it changed hands in March. Theatre503, which operates from the building, stayed open during the development, staging performances of Dogs Days, Occupied and A Handful of Stars. 503 Battersea Park Road SW11 3BW, 020 7223 3549 (theatre503.com)


CLAPHAM AND BALHAM

Road restrictions A consultation is now under way to ascertain whether 20 mph speed limits in certain neighbourhoods in Balham and Tooting would be welcomed by residents. The council has sent a detailed questionnaire to every home in the Bedford and Furzedown wards, prompting opinions on the proposed limits after local people submitted petitions to the town hall asking for speed restrictions on the roads in the two areas.

Residents can submit proposals or petitions or obtain more information by emailing highwaysconsultancy@wandsworth.gov.uk

A special offer from your local Dentist Riverside Dental Spa is a welcoming, modern and award-winning dental practice in St George Wharf in Vauxhall. Dedicated to providing high-quality general dental care and a wide choice of cosmetic dental treatments, it promises to help patients look after and make the most of their smiles in an affordable, convenient and professional way. For a limited time, Riverside Dental Spa is offering a New Patient Examination for only £40. With flexible opening hours and located just across the road from Vauxhall station, visiting couldn’t be easier.

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Birds and the bees Community spirit was felt by all on 8 March when MP Jane Ellison and Cllr Shirley Cosgrave joined 85 volunteers at Eagle Pond on Clapham Common to officially begin an exciting biodiversity project. The group all pitched in planting trees and shrubs around the pond before a brass trio played a few tunes to spur on the group. Although the pond has been a popular fishing spot for many years, the surrounding area has long been neglected. The Friends of Clapham Common identified the spot and, together with

Trees for Cities, raised the funding to enable a range of landscape and planting improvements. Wetland-loving trees, such as alder and willow, have been planted, along with silver birch plus an insect and amphibian refuge has been constructed inside one of the banks.

On Saturday 1 June, FCC will be planting the wetland and marginal plants and would like to see as many volunteers as possible. For more information, visit claphamcommon.org

The green light Intelligent technology exists all around us, but something new is about to hit the streets of Balham. The first ‘intelligent’ pedestrian crossing in the world is due to be introduced at the busy junctions outside Balham and Tooting Bec tube stations, the Evening Standard has reported. Pedestrian Scoot (Split Cycle Offset Optimisation Technique) uses video cameras to detect how many people are in a virtual box and then uses this information to allow pedestrians to disperse before cars are given the green light. Here’s to no more pandemonium when crossing busy roads. -5-


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WANDSWORTH

Get connected Technology company Argiva are working with the council to roll out a new free wi-fi service across the borough. The programme will allow registered users 30 minutes’ free wi-fi a day; once the half hour is up, users can extend their session for £5 a day. The websites wandsworth.gov.uk and Locallife Wandsworth will be free to use for any length of time without the need to register. To access the free wi-fi, check your list of available wi-fi networks. If it is available in your area, _WANDSWORTH_FREE will appear near the top.

The only way to travel Major improvements to Wandsworth’s riverbus services are enabling more and more local commuters to travel via the Thames to work. As the announcement that the Putney to Blackfriars route has seen a 130 per cent increase in passenger numbers since its re-launch in April 2013, the town hall has plans to secure new passenger piers at Plantation Wharf and Battersea Power Station. Cllr Russell King, Wandsworth’s transport spokesman, highlights the bright and well-connected future of Wandsworth: ‘The Northern Line Extension is on course to bring the Tube to Battersea by 2020 and looking further ahead the proposed Crossrail 2 scheme will connect Tooting Broadway and Clapham Junction to the underground network. We are also making the case for a new direct rail link to Heathrow, the removal of the Wandsworth gyratory and new bus connections for Roehampton.’ Fingers crossed, practical plans are carried out without further delay.

In bloom From his bower nestled amongst the borough’s flora, the council’s environment spokesman, Cllr Jonathan Cook (right), proudly proclaims: ‘Each spring I’m impressed by the fantastic display of flowers as our parks come into bloom… The parks service team and grounds maintenance contractor Quadron have excelled themselves and I hope our residents enjoy the results of their hard work.’ Over the winter months, staff in the council’s parks department planted 109,000 spring-flowering bulbs, so enjoy the blossoming flora around the borough this spring.

(wandsworth.gov.uk/travelchoices)

Lobster shack South west Londoners’ taste buds have been in for a treat since seafood restaurant Lobster House opened its doors in mid-February. Its prime location right by the river east of Wandsworth Park ensures supreme views while chowing down on lobster rolls and clam chowder. When the sun starts to shine, locals can make excellent use of the Champagne bar on a private pontoon overlooking the Thames.

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The Calendar A selection of the best events happening in the area

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5-27 April

8 April – 17 May

It’s a bunny old game

Roll up, roll up!

Mythical pizzazz

Join in with the revelry this Easter at Battersea Park Zoo as it holds a series of fun family events throughout the month. Find out which lucky animals are in possession of colourful Easter eggs and get hands-on with the zoo’s Easter-themed craft days. Featuring the organisation’s very own artist in residence, Beatrice Von Preussen, the activities offer a creative way for children to spend their bank holidays this Easter.

Set up by George Irvine Leisure, every Easter families throng in their droves to enjoy the Clapham Common fun fair. Needless to say, the fair will be returning this April for three weeks with a torrent of joyous rides and amusements for a local fun-filled day out on the Common. The fair promises to provide value for money with its new wristband entry scheme, which gives unlimited access for families to lap up the fair to their hearts content after one up-front fee.

As a part of its Gods, Myths and Legends season this spring, the Battersea Arts Centre will transform into a 1930s Parisian music hall as it prepares to host the Little Bulb Theatre production of Orpheus. Featuring the tragic love story of the mythical minstrel, this jazz-infused contemporary spin features legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt as its protagonist. The production promises to be a vibrant musical re-imagining of the epic Greek tale.

For more information, visit batterseaparkzoo.co.uk, Chelsea Bridge Gate, SW11 4NJ, 020 7926 5826

Open daily from 12pm-9.15pm, wristbands on sale from 11am, Clapham Common SW4 9AR

£15-£25, 7.30pm (matinees 2.30pm) Lavender Hill, SW11 5TN, 020 7223 2223 (bac.org.uk)

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9 April

24 April

Until 26 April

Fantastical theatre

Waste not want not

Horrible histories

Mischievous fairies, fawns and magical creatures come to play; children can discover the magic behind Shakespeare’s mystical world with The Dream this Easter at Omnibus Clapham. Based on the Bard’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream, the production has been devised especially for children aged three to six and promises to be an interactive experience that will allow young ones to explore the enchanted forest realm with exciting sounds and imagery.

It seems we are all in the daily habit of separating our recyclables from our waste in the residual effort to keep things green. But what happens afterwards? Find out as the Western Riverside Waste Authority’s (WRWA) transfer station in Battersea opens its doors for a free guided tour around its quarters. Residents can find out about the ways in which their waste is sorted and salvaged for energy or sold on to companies that can create products with recycled content.

Due to popular demand, the Keep it Clean! exhibition at Wandsworth Museum has been extended until the 26 April. This enlightening retrospective reveals all our ancestors’ grimy history, exposing the old traditions of sanitation and personal hygiene practices from the Roman era to the 20th century. So if you are curious, there’s still time to find out about the Great Stink of 1858, wide-spread public bathing in Wandsworth, as well as the horrid smog of the industrial revolution.

6.30pm-8.30pm, free to Wandsworth residents, places are limited. For more information, or to book call 020 8875 8889

Open Tuesdays to Fridays 11am-4pm, 11am5pm Saturdays, 38 West Hill, SW18 1RX 020 8870 6060 (wandsworthmuseum.co.uk)

Performances at 10.30am and 2.30pm, £5-£7, adults and under 2s go free. 1 Northside Clapham Common, SW4 0QW 020 7498 4699 (omnibus-clapham.org)

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Education From free schools to eco-credentials, the Residents’ Journal explores education in south west London

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THE NOTICEBOARD Education news from the boroughs of Wandsworth and Lambeth

A walk in the park We all know that a stroll through the park is good for our health, but the pupils and teachers of Newton Prep recently proved that it could be excellent for the wellbeing of others as well. On 31 March, the school took part in a sponsored walk around Battersea Park to raise money for the children’s charity Kids Company, which was founded by Camila Batmanghelidjh in 1996. The charity provides practical, emotional and educational support to inner city children in London and Bristol, its ethos and aims matching the values of many people within the Newton Prep community. The headmistress, Alison Fleming says: ‘We want to be a school that shows a strong sense of the community beyond our own walls. There is something very powerful about children raising money to help other children who live no more than minutes away from their school.’

149 Battersea Park Road, SW8 4BX, 020 7720 4091 (newtonprepschool.co.uk)

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The backpackers

Emanuel School’s pupils celebrate a momentous birthday

The children of 345 Nursery have been hard at work fundraising for children in Malawi, Liberia and Haiti who have just started school. The pupils of the Wandsworth nursery filled backpacks with everyday school items and clothes that are often taken for granted as part of the Mary’s Meals Backpack Project, founded in 2002 by

Hilary Wright. The charity attracts children to schools by providing a daily meal. The parents also got involved and the PTA hosted a cake sale to raise additional funds for the Mary’s Meals project. Well done 345 Nursery!

345 Nursery, Trinity Road, SW18 3SH 020 8870 8441 (345nurseryschool.co.uk)

To celebrate the World Wide Web’s 25th anniversary, students and teachers at Emanuel School explored the origins of this life-changing concept. The school, located on Battersea Rise, enjoyed talks from Channel 5 News and discussed one of its most famous alumni, founder of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

View a full report online on YouTube, at: youtube.com/ watch?v=xnlB80wpWl8. Battersea Rise SW11 1HS, 020 8870 4171 (emanuel.org.uk)

Fast track Already several furlongs along the road to success, Wandsworth Prep School is excited to announce that it is due to launch a Year 3 class this September, a full year ahead of schedule. The school, which opened its doors in 2012, currently has a Reception and Year 1 class and is introducing the additional year group to coincide with the existing Year 1 children moving up into Year 2. Jessica Wilson, who has taught at the school since September 2013, will lead the new class in their innovative, ‘inquiry-based’ learning. The school prides itself on its use of iPads to aid teaching methods, as well as taking children back to nature with outdoor ‘Forest School’ lessons all year round. Families interested in the school’s Year 3 class are invited to attend a forthcoming Open Event, which will be taking place from 9am-10.30am on Tuesday 29 April.

The Old Library, 2 Allfarthing Lane, SW18 2PQ, 020 8870 4133 (wandsworthprep.com)

Open Days

Flying high

A selection of open days for highly-recommended schools in the local area

Congratulations to the Year 8 netball team at Chesnut Grove Academy in Balham for winning the official Wandsworth Schools Tournament on 10 March. The team’s hard work paid off, as they came out on top against Burntwood, Saint Cecelia’s, Bollingbroke, Battersea Park and Southfields.

Whitehouse Preparatory School 17 May, 9.30am-11.30am Parkgate School 7 June, 9.30am-12 noon Emanuel 29 April, 2.30pm-4.30pm and 13 September 9.30am-12.30 noon

45 Chestnut Grove, Balham SW12 8JZ, 020 8673 8737 (chestnutgrove.wandsworth.sch.uk)

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Free for all Henry Hopwood-Phillips interviews The Spectator’s associate editor, Toby Young, who’s made a name for himself founding the West London Free School (WLFS)

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hat do you feel the problem is with the current English education system? The biggest problem is that too many state schools aren’t fit for purpose. The number of children at failing comprehensives has fallen by 250,000 under this government but, according to the league tables, 117,000 children are still at inadequate schools. In 2009, Sheffield University carried out a survey which discovered that more than a fifth of school-leavers are functionally illiterate and functionally innumerate. That’s a scandal. What is the long-term solution, in your opinion? More choice, fewer barriers to entry for new providers, more partnerships between good schools and bad ones, more and better teachers (particularly maths and physics teachers), improved teacher training, more emphasis on “tough” subjects, better public exams and a more traditional approach to teaching. Are you in favour of UKIP Leader Nigel Farage’s proposal to repeal the law prohibiting the creation of new grammar schools in England? Yes. There is a huge amount of demand for places at grammar schools and I don’t see why parents of clever children should be denied that choice just because they don’t live near one of the remaining 164. Having said that, I don’t think building new grammar schools is the answer. For instance, there’s little evidence that grammar schools have much overall impact on social mobility. The main beneficiaries of grammar schools are children who are already quite well off to begin with. You’re famous for starting the West London Free School, a school that shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt described as ‘a vanity project for yummy mummies in West London’. What’s the raison d’etre of the ‘free school’ and why has it been greeted with such vitriol? Its mission is to provide children with a - 14 -


If free schools are rubbish, as the critics claim, how can they be benefitting the pushy middle-classes at the same time? classical liberal education, regardless of income, ability or faith. That sort of education is widely available in the independent sector, but in the state sector it’s confined to a handful of schools, most of them virtually impossible to get in to. My over-arching aim is to make a traditional academic education available more widely in the state sector. Opponents of free schools believe that more choice will inevitably lead to greater social segregation because only wealthy, middle-class parents will choose to send their children to them. Setting up free schools is just a way of giving more to the “haves”, not help the “have nots”. Alternatively – and without being aware that they’re contradicting themselves – they argue that because free schools are less subject to state control they will inevitably provide a sub-standard education. So far neither of those things has proved to be true of the West London Free School. About 25 per cent of the children are on free school meals and the school was ranked “Good” by Ofsted last year. Many won’t know the difference between Tony Blair’s academies and Michael Gove’s free schools. Could you clarify? Legally, they’re identical. The critical difference today is that if an existing school converts to academy status, then it’s “an academy”, whereas if a new academy is set up it’s a “free school”, whether it’s set up by a group of parents and teachers, like the West London Free School, or a multiacademy trust like ARK.

Free schools have been accused of leaving education too under regulated (Al-Madinah and several schools in Saltley, Birmingham, for instance have either been very poor schools and/or open to abuse). How would you answer this charge? Free schools and academies have to comply with marginally fewer rules than local authority-run schools – and I mean “marginally” – but they’re no less regulated. The schools are directly accountable to the Secretary of State and are inspected by Ofsted. Indeed, it’s because they’re regulated in this way that the secondary bit of the Al-Madinah School has been shut down and the King Science Academy in Birmingham is currently under investigation. It’s important to bear in mind that these schools are exceptions. Of the first wave of free schools to be inspected by Ofsted, 75 per cent were ranked “Good” or “Outstanding”, which is higher than the national average. Free Schools have also been accused of creaming the best state pupils from the system and benefiting the ‘pushy middleclasses’. What do you think? If free schools are rubbish, as the critics claim, how can they be benefitting the pushy middle-classes at the same time? As I say, we have a broad social mix at the West London Free School. It’s a comprehensive in the true sense of the word. Much of the controversy that surrounds free schools seems to revolve around

statistic wars/methodologies used to compute intellectual excellence. Is this really kulturkampf in disguise? Yes, mainly. I think the left-wing politicians, bureaucrats, education “experts” and trade union officials who control England’s public education system will stop at nothing to preserve the status quo. What are the WLFS’ greatest challenges and greatest successes? The greatest challenge was finding a suitable permanent site. As for our successes, these all come down to the pupils. The most heartening thing about the whole project is seeing how well children respond to the model we’ve put in place: small class sizes, strong discipline, a house system, mandatory Latin, extra-curricular activities. We call it a “comprehensive grammar” and the children seem really happy. Their biggest achievements are in music and sport, where we rival the best independent schools in the area. Our boys’ under-14 hockey team recently beat the boys’ under-14s at Dulwich College and 66 per cent of the children at the school are studying a musical instrument. Last summer’s production of Oliver! was also incredible. Is the purpose of an education to ensure pupils get jobs or to create a well-rounded person at the end of it? The purpose of a good education is to enable all children grow to their full stature, regardless of background or ability. I believe in education for education’s sake. n

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Ground

Breaking

Katie Randall meets Simon Uttley,

headmaster of St John Bosco College, ahead of its exciting new move in autumn 2015

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trip to the headmaster’s office is enough to instill fear in the hearts of most people, but for me, a meeting with the head of Saint John Bosco College, Simon Uttley, proves exciting and encouraging. The reason for such a merry reception being a discussion about a new secondary school and sixth form that will sit at the heart of the community. Simon Uttley and the Saint John Bosco College will move premises to north Battersea and purpose-built facilities in 2015. The larger school, with a capacity of 1,300 pupils, will welcome students with open arms, at a time when secondary school places are desperately needed in the borough of Wandsworth. Currently residing at a site on Princes Way, Wimbledon, Saint John Bosco College – a member of the international Salesian school tradition – is due to make the move

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and how they entered them, most will in the autumn discuss a specific teacher who inspired next year. A them and set them on their path. ‘It tends £26-£27 million not to be about that perfect lesson plan or new-build, the that wonderful new curriculum from the base in Battersea department of education, it comes down to will be cuttingthe teacher and the relationship they had edge in terms of with their class. This is something that we infrastructure and emphasise here and are always striving to technology, with Simon Uttley an AstroTurf pitch, improve,’ says Simon. ‘Saint John Bosco himself felt it was a specialist gym important to help young people to “earn and sports hall, as well as a state-of-the-art their own bread” and this statement is drama theatre (most of which, will be open crucial to our work today. We want to be to the local community for weekend and a part of this exciting time for Nine Elms evening hire). It will favour a traditional, and Battersea. The opportunities for young tried-and-tested design, devoid of wacky people will be rife and our pupils will be formats often seen in modern architecture, able to engage with some cutting-edge to ensure it remains functional and practical technology. The school already brings for many years to come. companies such as Google into the school ‘We don’t feel that you necessarily to discuss careers that our students might need an art gallery in the library or not even know exist. a modern art sculpture instead of a ‘My vision is that every young person reception desk to educate young people,’ joining the school will be part of an explains Simon. ‘What makes a school enterprise. We encourage our students to excellent is first and foremost the broaden their horizons and to consider the children, the quality of leadership and multitude of options open to them, from outstanding teaching. We do not creating the Facebook of the future want to win architect’s prizes or a not-for-profit or third sector with this new design, and have Saint John enterprise. It is important that chosen something pragmatic Bosco College’s young people realise enterprise but exciting, investing in an next open days is not just about being the infrastructure that works in are on 18 and 20 next Richard Branson; it’s an attractive, urban context. September 2014 about finding the next Mother We will also have a specific Theresa too. space designed for our By Ofsted standards, the first autistic unit, which we hope will steps towards a new future have been gradually expand.’ firmly planted; the school recently received The school currently has 460 pupils ‘good’ status with ‘outstanding leadership’. and, in keeping with the size of other Simon is also incredibly proud about opening secondary schools in London, will be able a door for young people through rugby, with to accept more than double this figure a first class boys’ team at the school: ‘We are of students when it moves to the new premises. While the admissions policy offers incredibly passionate about rugby. Three of the boys who started playing two-and-a-half places to Catholic children in Wandsworth, years ago are now with Harlequins and three there will be plenty of spaces for other are with Surrey-based teams. One of the boys children for the foreseeable future as the has even been offered a scholarship to be a school is still relatively small and growing. Currently, 50 per cent of the young people in attendance at the school come from a catholic background. All that the school asks is that students and their families respect and support the Salesian ethos. Respect, understanding, affection and humour are all vital parts of the Salesian mind set. ‘Discovering the possibility of joy each day,’ explains Simon. ‘That’s something you don’t find in government documents about education.’ This idea of enterprise and positive relationships are incredibly important to Saint John Bosco College and its head; himself an Oxford graduate and former policeman-turned-teacher and university lecturer, he benefits from life experience fostering a variety of skills which enrich his expertise in his current vocation. Simon raises the point that when he meets people and enquires about their careers - 17 -

pro-apprentice to the Harlequins. ‘We have also just secured an England ladies rugby team player from St Mary’s University, Twickenham and she’s going to come in and do some work with the girls.’ We close our conversation ruminating on the wonders of Battersea’s transformation and Simon says: ‘It was a challenge to bring two schools together and we are constantly improving, but we are proud of what we have achieved. There are some institutions that have been trading on the same reputation for years, whereas we pride ourselves on transparency in everything we do.’ He adds that he often finds himself uttering the phrase, ‘every day is open day,’ at Saint John Bosco as prospective parents can see the school whenever it suits them. In the words of Simon Uttley, ‘it is a great school, moving into a state-of-the-art building, reflecting its upward trajectory.’ n

Saint John Bosco College welcomes students from Wandsworth and the boroughs of Kensington and Cheslea and Hammersmith and Fulham. Current site: Princes Way Wimbledon, SW19 6QE, 020 8246 6000 (sjbc.wandsworth.sch.uk)


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Teacher talk Education experts shared their valued insights into the world of learning and academia

The changing face of tutoring by Joanne Kashmina, academic director, Carfax Private Tutors

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or centuries tutoring has played a central role in our educational landscape, but over recent years it has diversified from being the preserve of the ultra-wealthy and has created its own particular niche within the educational system in London and elsewhere in the UK. Governesses and tutors with exceptional educational backgrounds and good families were once highly sought-after – and indeed still are – for well paid residential roles with families in the UK and abroad. Just like aristocrats in the early 20th century, the wealthy elite across the world today are increasingly seeking well-educated British tutors to work full-time with their children, providing all-round academic mentoring and preparing children long-term for places at the most prestigious educational institutions in the world. However, the private tutoring sector has developed in more ways than one in recent years to become a more common commodity in both upper and middle-class households. Pupils of private tutors are not exclusively educated at private schools any more, as a reported rise in pupils from the state education system over the past year demonstrates. A section of the state system,

indeed, is now turning to private tutors to provide extra individual support to pupils on the Pupil Premium scheme. Whilst tutoring has long been associated largely with revision and exam cramming, modern parents and students now look for longer-term, less targetoriented top-up tuition to give them more focused academic support. In our increasingly competitive education system, tutoring is a way for pupils and students to get that extra edge over their classmates, by taking up a new interest, skill, hobby or subject. Language tuition, for example, is extremely popular, not just amongst children, but adults too, and university students looking to broaden their interests. Over the past year, there has been a considerable rise in enquiries for more unusual foreign languages such as Russian, Arabic and Mandarin, while interest in major European foreign languages remains strong. The age range for tutoring services has expanded, with a greater number of undergraduate and postgraduate students now looking for top-up tuition in their university subject, as well as in more niche areas such as essay and dissertation writing skills or interview preparation. An increase in demand for more specialist subjects, including law, biomedical science and agricultural management has been noticed since 2012. The scope of exam preparation, too, has dramatically widened – formerly revolving around common entrance exams, GCSEs and A levels, the increasing competition - 18 -

from international students has seen the emergence of a series of subject-specific entrance exams for Oxbridge and other top universities for over-subscribed courses. The A-level also has competition now from the IB (International Baccalaureate) and the Cambridge Pre-U, and pupils are increasingly requesting tuition support for international exams such as the SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) or ACT (American College Test), to enable them to study in the USA. The increasing prevalence of online tuition has meant that tuition can take place with expert British tutors for pupils anywhere in the world, preparing for a whole host of new exams, from language-specific IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exams, to the GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test). Tutoring is for the first time a service available to a much broader socio-economic group. These people want to help their children (and themselves) get a leg-up in the competitive school and university arenas of today, where good grades are no longer the be all and end all. This more so than anything else is the key: good grades are no longer the crucial factor in identifying the great pupils in a group. You need to show a wider spectrum of interests and a broadened intellectual curiosity these days – not only in education, but later in life when looking for jobs as well. Good tutoring is not merely about preparing to get the best grades, but about opening a pupil’s mind to academia, boosting a pupil’s confidence in subjects, and encouraging intellectual curiosity. n

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Self-confidence and the importance of drama Natalie Keane, head of drama at Broomwood Hall Upper School, waxes lyrical about the power of drama Anything Goes, Broomwood Hall

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cting in a dramatic role is something that few adults do on a regular basis; it seems so specialised, requires such time and expertise, and – more than anything – demands the self-confidence to be able to get up in front of an audience and speak. And yet, drama is loved by children the world over, and is something that is heartily encouraged in schools; it is so close to playing, so akin to make-believe that many children naturally take to acting – and, with a little encouragement, they can find themselves experiencing wonderful things on the stage. Drama gives children the opportunity to express themselves without a teacher ‘telling them what to do’. They can be creative, dynamic and inventive, and once they have learned the basic rules of being on

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stage, they can adapt and develop roles as they like. As head of drama at Broomwood Hall Upper School, I have the pleasure of helping children to realise this; with a little guidance and a lot of teamwork children can accomplish incredible things – such as a group of 12 and 13-year-olds performing Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Cue resounding laughter during rehearsals bringing cries of insight – ‘But, this is funny!’ – Now that is music to anyone’s ears. The key to a successful play has to be the depth of explanation that accompanies each role, however large or small. This begins in rehearsal, with each child understanding how their character sits, stands and walks. Then they explore their character’s voice, and begin to consider their character’s hopes and dreams, secrets, likes and dislikes, as well as their motivation. When I asked a group of my students what drama had done for them at school, the resounding reply was that it has ‘given me confidence’; girls also reported that they felt more creative and more able to work as a team. Recently, a group of 45 children in Class 6 performed in our annual Class 6 musical. The production was Anything Goes with music by Cole Porter, and the children – a mixture of 10 and 11-year-olds – had the time of their life. - 19 -

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Drama is something that is highly valued at Broomwood Hall, and we have a strong tradition of performance within the school – every girl in Class 4 through to Class 8 takes part in a large production a year, as well as a Church Play performed by each class, and a variety of dramatic opportunities in assemblies and competitions. We offer LAMDA lessons and two drama clubs and our results have been excellent. To top it all off this year, our girls have won four Drama Scholarships to various top secondary schools. Drama fosters creativity and confidence, builds friendships and teamwork, and offers our children an outlet for both their bodies and minds; it is an integral part of a well-rounded education and I am inclined to believe that many of our children have the greater self-assurance that many adults admire as a result. n

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Education Focus Eco-credentials: Local schools are educating young minds about the great outdoors and protecting the environment

Inspiring a new generation of eco warriors

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he keen-eyed among us will not have failed to notice an ever growing trend in education over the past few years, one that encourages school children to get outside and engage with the natural world. The preservation of our environment now sits at the forefront of many schools’ educational programmes. Eco-Schools (eco-schools.org.uk), a global environmental programme that encourages pupils and teachers to come up with collaborative, eco-friendly projects, is expanding across the UK and finding new partners every week. Many Eco-Schools recycle more than 50 per cent of their waste. With 6,000 schools signed up in the UK alone, mounds of rubbish are being diverted from landfill sites. Closer to home, The Whitehouse Preparatory School on Thornton Road, SW12, presents a shining example of a head and teaching staff inspiring a new generation to be environmentally conscious. The children at the school are delighted to announce that they secured first place in London in The Big Pedal. This national event involves more than 2,500 schools, encouraging pupils to scoot and cycle to school rather than using car or bus transport. During this year’s event more than 1.5 million journeys were logged. The event was enthusiastically supported by the pupils, parents and staff who scooted and cycled to school over a two week period. The Whitehouse Preparatory School came 19th in the UK in their category and first in London and Lambeth. Teachers at the institution believe the recent success was due to the school’s continued emphasis on encouraging children to be active and healthy. Cycling and scooting is a key part of achieving this and The Whitehouse Preparatory School, with the support of the Lambeth ‘Bike It’ scheme, has also offered ‘Ditch the Stabiliser’ sessions for younger children this term and

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will be offering cycling proficiency training for the older pupils in the Summer term. Bonneville Primary School in Clapham has focused its attention on effective recycling and registering with Little Green Sprouts, a gardening initiative founded by Suttons. Little Green Sprouts was launched to help young people fall to in love with nature and learn where their food comes from. Parents with children at the school can use the link to order seeds/equipment and the school will receive points and win seeds for free: littlegreensprouts.co.uk/ bonneville_primary_school. The projects and schemes are incredibly varied and range from meetings to engage young people in eco-discussions to ambitious recycling and fundraising ventures. Battersea-based - 20 -

Chesterton Primary School has formed an Eco Council of pupils and teachers, which meets once a week. The students discuss ways in which the school can move towards its goal of becoming a environmentally sustainable. Griffin Primary School in Wandsworth runs a regular after-school gardening club for Key Stage 1 and 2, and Ronald Ross Primary School in Wandsworth has a dedicated Green Team responsible for recycling all paper and cardboard from their own class, as well as shared areas, ensuring that lights are switched off when not needed. The future for Wandsworth and Lambeth looks bright, but to reappropriate a common catchphrase, it’s certainly not orange; it’s green. n


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Eaton House The Manor Pre-Preparatory 58 Clapham Common Northside, SW4 9RU Head: Mr Huw May 020 7924 6000 Email: admin@eatonhouseschools.com Website: eatonhouseschools.com Broomwood Hall Lower School (Boys and girls 4-8) Head: Ms Sarah Graham

Summer term: 24 April – 10 July (Half-Term: 26-30 May)

Summer term: 23 April – 3 July The Vicarage, 192 Ramsden Road, SW12 (Half-Term: 26-30 May) 8RG; 50 Nightingale Lane, SW12 8TE; Garrad’s Road, SW16 1JZ, 020 8682 8830 Email: broomwood@northwoodschools.com Website: broomwood.co.uk

Primary & Preparatory SCHOOL

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Belleville Primary School Head: Mr John Grove

Webbs Road, SW11 6PR 020 7228 6727 Email: enquiries@bellevilleschool.org Website: belleville-school.org.uk

Summer term: 22 April – 18 July (Half-Term: 26-30 May)

Clapham Manor Primary School Head: Mr B J Hazell

Belmont Road, SW4 0BZ 020 7622 3919 Email: admin@claphammanor.lambeth.sch.uk Website: claphammanor.lambeth.sch.uk

Summer term: 22 April – 18 July (Half-Term: 23 – 2 June)

Broomwood Hall Upper School (Girls 8-13) Head: Mrs Carole Jenkinson

68-74 Nightingale Lane, SW12 8NR 020 8682 8830 Email: broomwood@northwoodschools.com Website: broomwood.co.uk

Summer term: 23 April – 3 July (Half-Term: 26-30 May)

Northcote Lodge (Boys 8-13) Head: Mr John Hansford

26 Bolingbroke Grove, SW11 6EL 020 8682 8888 Email: northcote@northwoodschools.com northcotelodge.co.uk

Newton Prep Co-educational Preparatory School Head: Mrs Alison Fleming

149 Battersea Park Road, SW8 4BX 020 7720 4091 Email: hmpa@newtonprep.co.uk Website: newtonprepschool.co.uk

Summer term: 23 April – 3 July (Half-Term: 26-30 May)

Parkgate House School Head: Malcolm McKinlay

80 Clapham Common Northside, SW4 9SD 020 7350 2452 Email: office@parkgate-school.co.uk Website: parkgate-school.co.uk

Summer term: 24 April – 4 July (Half-Term: 26-30 May)

The White House Preparatory School Head: Mr Daniel Cummings

24 Thornton Road, SW12 0LF 020 8674 9514 Email: office@whitehouseschool.com Website: whitehouse.fluencycms.co.uk

Summer term: 23 April – 4 July (Half-Term: 26-30 May)

secondary & college SCHOOL

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Bolingbroke Academy Head: Ms Claire Edis

Wakehurst Road, SW11 6BF 020 7924 8200 Email: info@arkbolingbrokeacademy.org Website: arkbolingbrokeacademy.org

Summer term: 22 April – 22 July (Half-Term: 26-30 May)

Battersea Park School Head: G. M. Keller Interim headteacher: Nick Butler

401 Battersea Park Road, SW11 5AP 020 7622 0026 Email: admin@batterseaparkschool.org Website: batterseaparkschool.org

Summer term: 22 April – 23 July (Half-Term: 26-30 May)

Chestnut Grove Academy Head: Ms Margaret Peacock In September 2014, Mr Christian Kingsley will take up the post

45 Chestnut Grove, SW12 8JZ 020 8673 8737 Email: info@chestnutgrove.wandsworth.sch.uk Website: chestnutgrove.wandsworth.sch.uk

Summer term: 22 April – 18 July (Half-Term: 26-30 May)

Emanuel School Head: Mr Mark Hanley-Browne

Battersea Rise, SW11 1HS 020 8870 4171 Email: enquiries@emanuel.org.uk Website: emanuel.org.uk

Summer term: 24 April – 9 July (Half-Term: 26-30 May)

St John Bosco College Head: Mr S Uttley

Princes Way, Wimbledon, SW19 6QE 020 8246 6000 Email: info@sjbc.wandsworth.sch.uk Website: sjbc.wandsworth.sch.uk

Summer term: 22 April – 23 July (Half-Term: 26-30 May)

*All dates and details were correct when compiled in April 2014, but may be subject to change, please contact the schools directly for further information

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dog house As Battersea Dogs & Cats Home launches its largest appeal to date, Katie Randall urges you to paws for thought and consider digging deep for man’s best friend

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very dog has his day, or so the old adage goes. As regeneration spreads across North Battersea and Nine Elms, the time has finally come for the redevelopment of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. For the first time in the organisation’s 153-year history, the animalrescue charity has launched its largest appeal to replace its ancient kennels. A tour of the facilities reveals the need. Although serviceable, the kennels are no longer practical given the demands facing both the canine occupants and staff. The development project will sweep across the entire site, which is nestled in between three railway lines in Battersea, modernising the organisation and improving the way in which the dogs are housed, both when they are first being assessed and when they are ready to be rehomed or reunited with their owners. The goal is to take what has been learnt about practicality and successful housing from the current kennels and to apply this to purpose-built facilities. This will improve the animals’ quality of life and reduce the length of time each dog has to stay in care until they are given the opportunity to start a fresh new life with a family. The demand for Battersea’s services is ever increasing; in 2012 the charity received 10,323 calls from people wanting to give up their dog, an increase of 72 per cent yearon-year. To meet this demand, the Home has been forced to use outdated kennels built under the railway arches, which initially opened more than 100 years ago in 1907. Stepping into these kennels during our tour you can almost hear the dogs of the past

barking. Every time a train rattles overheard you can imagine the dogs’ nervous yapping. Battersea estimates that over the years this facility has housed at least one million dogs. Surviving two World Wars, the London Blitz and rabies epidemics is no mean feat, but despite several refurbishments, they remain damp, noisy and dark. It is time for these kennels to be retired and the land they sit on to be utilised effectively. The cost of the five new blocks of kennels, reception buildings and exercise enclosures is estimated at just under £4.8 million. Thus far, generous support has seen £2.9 million raised for the project, leaving a rather large, but not insurmountable, £1.9 million to go. As the charity receives no Government funding, the total cost of the project has to be sourced purely from voluntary income. Chief executive Claire Horton explains: ‘While our staff can give the dogs the love and care they so desperately need, we must ensure our kennels offer the right facilities. We urgently need to bring our kennels into the 21st century and ensure we can continue to offer the best possible care to our animals for many years to come.’ The intake kennels named Tealby – after Battersea’s founder Mary Tealby who started the organisation in 1860 – are due for renovation. A motley crew of canines, from mongrels to bull breeds and everything in between, peer out at me with eyes full of curiosity. This is the first new residence that the animals brought into Battersea Dogs & Cats Home will know. Louise Taylor, a canine welfare trainer

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Freddie the Old English Mastiff and canine welfare trainer Louise Taylor in the exercise paddock. Image by Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

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The new cattery Image by Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

We’re very proud to be working with Battersea Dogs & Cats Home on this unique project. The scheme design is led by the need to deliver safe, hygienic and high-quality accommodation for the Home’s dogs whilst also helping to raise the Home’s profile in terms of this building’s visibility to passing commuters – Jonathan Clark of Jonathan Clark Architects

Architectural drawings Image by Jonathan Clark Architects

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at the charity, tells me that the animals are all assessed here, both behaviourally and medically. If they come in as strays, they are held in these kennels for seven days to give the owners enough time to claim them. After the week-long period, the animals become Battersea’s property and are prepared for rehoming; they are then moved to the Kent building, which is open to the public. The passage of time has dated Tealby kennels, and despite being state-of-the-art 20 years ago, the design is no longer efficient. Liz McWalter, head of dog intake and assessing, points out the lack of natural light and the fact that the dogs all face each other, their sensitive noses not failing to detect every other canine in the vicinity. ‘It can be a really stressful environment for them to be in,’ she explains. The current design of the Tealby kennels means that drainage is also a problem, evidenced in the number of dogs quarantined in a separate wing with kennel cough – the canine equivalent of a human chest cough and cold. The joint drainage system makes it incredibly difficult for the staff to fight infection; Liz and Louise explain that once one dog has a cough, it is more than likely to spread through the kennels like wildfire. Learning from previous impracticalities, the new kennels will feature individual drainage so that they won’t cross-infect other spaces. The rise in ‘status dogs’ has also highlighted the flaws in the existing kennels’


design. ‘Battersea has seen a shift in the breeds it takes in,’ explains Liz. ‘We used to see mostly mongrels, but now about 32 per cent of the dog intake are Staffies or Staffie crosses and 41 per cent are bull breeds. These surprisingly soft and friendly breeds actually find kennel life particularly stressful as they need lots of human contact.’ This stress can lead to a low immune system, which makes them more susceptible to illness. When in the quarantine kennel, I hear less coughing than expected (meaning the pooches are on the mend), but I can’t help but notice that a significant proportion of the dogs are bull breeds and Staffies. A dedicated team of 1,000 volunteers assist staff members across Battersea’s three centres in the UK and one of their roles is to combat stress in the animals. Enrichment programmes include sitting with the dogs and reading to them (we bet they enjoy the adventures of Tintin and Snowy), putting the radio on and using scents to calm the dogs down. Failing that, a romp around Battersea Park or a trip to the exercise enclosures on the site changes the scenery for pooches, but they still have to return to inadequate facilities at the end of their jaunt, a fact that the staff know only too well. After the cattery on the Battersea site was redeveloped in 2010 – it now sits in an attractive, curved glass building – the centre saw a 30 per cent increase in cat rehoming. The charity hopes a wide-scale redevelopment will have the same effect for the canine compatriots at Battersea. We have the pleasure of taking out one of the larger Battersea residents on an afternoon run around one of the enclosures and the development, which is just beginning in the far corner of the site, is pointed out. Four-year-old Freddie, the old English Mastiff, does not seem to mind though, as he sits politely and waits for a treat, posing for our camera with the iconic Battersea Power Station looming behind him. He makes quite the picture and proves himself to be a gentleman, despite his size and being reminiscent of the infamous

Fang from the Harry Potter films. Battersea’s new development will consist of four blocks of 14 kennels, 12 exercise enclosures and a new welcome centre, as well as a public shop and café on the main road. Ensuring that the ‘new Battersea’ is more public-facing is vital to attract a new audience of potential supporters and those looking to rehome. When completed, the kennels will provide better drainage and be easier to clean, as well as housing fewer dogs in each block, ensuring a bit more privacy for stressed-out pooches. Underfloor heating and dedicated sleeping, eating and playing areas will be introduced and each kennel will have its own run and paddock areas attached for exercise. As well as reuniting stray dogs with their owners, the London centre rehomed nearly 2,000 lonely canines in 2013 – a figure that could easily rise, Claire Horton explains: ‘The new kennels should help dogs move through the Home more quickly, and be more relaxed when they meet prospective owners, which can only help their chances of finding a new family.’ With several celebrity ambassadors on board, such as presenter Amanda Holden, comedian and presenter Paul O’Grady, writer Dame Jacqueline Wilson and model David Gandy, the dogs of Battersea are used to famous faces and the public will be soon, too, as a big public campaign begins. Expected to take three to four years, hard work has brought the animal-rescue charity this far, but public support is vital if the project is to continue. After seeing the site with my own eyes, I can vouch for the need. The eerie stillness of the archway kennels is still with me. A small donation can help to change the life of an abandoned or lost, vulnerable animal. So what are you waiting for? Give a dog a bone. n

Battersea Ambassadors Dame Jacqueline Wilson, David Gandy Amanda Holden and Paul O’Grady MBE. Clint Images

The facts • B  attersea Dogs & Cats Home aims never to turn away a dog or cat in need of help. Since it was founded in 1860, Battersea has rescued, reunited and rehomed more than 3.1 million dogs and cats. • B  attersea has on average 400 dogs looking for new, loving homes across its three centres. • T  he average stay is 35 days for dogs and 27 days for cats. An average of eight dogs and six cats are rehomed per day. • In terms of successful claims,1,043 animals were reunited with their owners in 2012 (962 dogs and 81 cats). • It costs £18.4 million to run Battersea each and every year. • In addition to the site in south west London, the Home also has two other centres based at Old Windsor, Berkshire, and Brands Hatch, Kent.

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is calling on the public to ‘Pay for a day’ by donating £15.70, which will fund a day’s care for a dog. For more information, or to donate, call 020 7627 7883 or visit battersea.org.uk

Amanda Holden and Battersea dog Bobby start work on new kennels Clint Images

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home: A timeline

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2011

The Temporary Home for Lost and Starving Dogs is founded by Mary Tealby. The charity was initially based in disused stables in Hollingsworth Street in Holloway, but today neither the stables nor the street exists.

On 3 June the home moves to its current premises in Battersea. The Home bought the land in 1870 for £1,500, which is the modernday equivalent of £69,000.

Queen Victoria becomes a patron of the Home.

Airedale Jack, a Battersea dog trained at the War Dog School, dies on the front line in France after delivering a vital plea for reinforcements. His battalion is saved and Jack receives a posthumous VC.

Queen Elizabeth II becomes a patron of the Home.

Larry, the Battersea cat, moves to 10 Downing Street and Battersea launches its ‘Staffies. They’re Softer Than You Think’ campaign.

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A round

of outdoor exercise Ozel Rowland embraces the great outdoors as she takes on a personal training session with fitness coach Jody Shaw

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e are now in the midst of a prolific gym culture that I am most certainly not a part of. In all honesty, I probably lead what can best be described as a Ozel Rowland sedentary life; for the most part I use my ‘busy schedule’ to avoid regular exercise. So I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I signed up to take part in an outdoor personal training session with Jody Shaw, an expert personal trainer who, in his four years’ experience, has worked with the elite of the health and fitness

world. He managed to fit me in between his regular clients, a half marathon and a trip to Argentina which, quite frankly, puts all my excuses to shame. After qualifying as a REPS (Register of Exercise Professionals) Level 3 personal trainer, Jody began his career at Fitness First in Holborn. Here, he was ‘poached’ by his clients to work at Bodyism at the Bulgari Hotel in Knightsbridge. Following this, a stint working with Dalton Wong of Twenty Two Training prepared Jody to launch himself as a freelance personal trainer, covering central and south west London. On the day I’m nervous but calmed by the tranquillity of Battersea Park, and the fact that Jody has already been in touch to find out the extent of my fitness (or lack thereof) before we start. The weather has that refreshing spark of spring to it, a welcome feeling as I approach the bandstand in the park. Jody specialises in a variety of training exercises, including pre and post-natal workouts and injury rehabilitation. His clientele ranges from office professionals and new mums to enthusiasts in their sixties. He starts me off slow; we begin with a mix of body-weight exercises, including squats and lunges. As an amateur, my balance is all over the place, so he helps me get my posture and footing right and instructs me on breathing. I feel energised and the repetitive movements start to become therapeutic. On the next circuit, - 29 -

Jody gets me to do some weight exercises with a 4kg kettlebell, as well as a few strength-training moves, including a side plank and an easier version of a press-up. After a brief rest, he encourages me to move on to my last circuit where he introduces me to a TRX suspension training system. I do a deep squat-to-row exercise and then move on to the Superman – a standing tricep-extension exercise that works the core, chest, shoulders and triceps. Jody has no difficulty demonstrating this flawlessly, as I struggle with my form. ‘You’re probably a lot stronger than you think,’ he assures me, just before he tells me to start doing proper press-ups. But it’s nearing the end of our session and, quite frankly, my arms are like jelly and my leg muscles feel like they’ve been stretched to the end of Battersea Park and back. I give out after one rep, but I still feel a sense of accomplishment. It’s not every day that you get to experience a training session that’s been specifically tailored to your needs. Training outdoors not only made me realise how easy it is to do a full workout without the need of machinery, it also taught me to use the beautiful surroundings of Battersea Park for fitness as well as fun. n

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A cut

above the rest

Katie Randall entrusts her locks to the scissorsmiths at hair salon Anthony Laban Home

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hop, chop. Chop, chop. That is all I can focus on, circling around my mind. I’ve placed my moderately long tresses in the hands of Anthony Laban and his colleague Ellie Hancock, in the hope that they will lop off my split ends, neaten my layers and encourage growth. Attempting not to sound materialistic or vain, and please do take the following statement with a pinch of salt, I am Anthony Laban

attached to my hair. I explain as much to Anthony before we begin, and he smiles, acknowledging that all too often uttered phrase that hairdressers must love: ‘Please be gentle with the scissors, I don’t want to lose too much length.’ After one too many Rachel from Friends experiences, whereby the front section of my hair has been sheared off in a downward gradient on both sides, I am decidedly wary of hairdressers. A haircut is a personal and sometimes intimidating endeavour, chiefly because one rarely gets what one wants out of it. This can be down to the hairdresser or your explanation but, securing the perfect partner in hair crime is tricky; I have found mine in Anthony. One might remember the jovial Anthony from his salon on Lavender Hill, a large operation with some 40 members of staff. His latest venture, Anthony Laban Home, is everything that his former premises was not: intimate, truly personal and tucked away from the hustle and bustle of south west London. - 30 -

‘I wanted to step away from the homogenous, factory line-style salons, where the hairdressers are clock-watching as they have to fit in a certain number of clients. There is nothing wrong with this method of work but, for me and my clients, I wanted everything to be special and bespoke,’ explains Anthony. He adds: ‘Getting your hair cut, coloured or treated should be an experience; something special that you look forward to. A client’s cut or colour should be perfectly tailored to them, and that takes time. I loved working on Lavender Hill, but I found that operating such a large salon meant I spent more time organising staff holiday rotas than helping people to realise their hair’s potential.’ In a bid to recapture what he loves, this creative went back to basics. Anthony Laban Home is a beautiful, welcoming space with room for a handful of clients at a time. It feels truly intimate and relaxed and the team explain that when full, there is a really convivial atmosphere, with people able to chat and enjoy themselves. After an expert head massage and treatment at the basin courtesy of Ellie using Tigi Hair Reborn products (the sensible girl actually thinks to dry my ears after the final rinse, hallelujah), it’s time for the chop. Anthony and I have discussed at length my hair influences, my routine and my goal for this cut, so I feel comfortable when the scissors begin to artfully shape my new style. With every snip, I actually grow in confidence, rather than recoil in fear. Once complete, my new cut – with fringe – really complements my face shape and the hair feels so much healthier. As for the length, well, it barely looks shorter. Can it be? Have I managed to source a salon that not only listens to its clients’ demands, it delivers them too? I heartily recommend that you pay Anthony Laban Home a visit – your hair will thank you. n

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Chinese dreams The 19th century Chinese opium dens, known as hua-yan jians or ‘flowersmoke rooms’, aren’t the most obvious inspiration for a jewellery collection, but Tessa Packard isn’t known for being a stickler for convention. Learned courtesans once garnered the world’s best jewels from their lovers and now, in her No Smoke Without Flowers Collection, Tessa relives the riffs on smoke, song, stones, sex and intelligence. If you want something a little more characterful, this collection packs a punch.

(tessapackard.com)

An Ode to Oscar

Luxury made in Britain

Since 1965, Oscar de la Renta has styled the world with flourishes of tulle and lashings of sequins – a beautiful new coffee table tome from Assouline will draw together his empire and inspirations for the first time. The Style, Inspiration and Life of Oscar de la Renta includes more than 200 pictures, personal insights and tributes from the industry.

Isobel Ridley embraces Britain’s long-lost industrial roots with her new luxury brand Lavender Hill Clothing. Specialising in timeless yet feminine jersey-wear pieces, shoppers can rest assured as she is strictly candid about the manufacturing processes behind them. In her endeavour to move away from the clandestine attitude that has come to be associated with the fashion industry, she reveals that her pieces have been produced from quality raw fabrics from Austria, while basing her manufacturing HQ a little closer to home in Leicestershire. Expect to find lovely yet simple transseasonal pieces one can wear across the year for affordable prices, as well as her brand-new scarf collection, designed by artist Pippa Ridley and made by the same group who produce for the Gucci Group.

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Raspberry cheesecake egg, £14.99

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Dark chocolate egg with caramelised hazelnuts, £35

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Hand-painted egg with leaping hare design, £25

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The Easter egg box, £26

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Sunny duck egg chicks, £22.99

‘Faberge’ egg tin with seven praline mini eggs, £8.50

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Luxury chocolate Easter egg celebration box, £25

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THE PLAYGROUND Twinkle, twinkle little star. How I wonder what you are?

Wonderland Katie Randall follows Alice through the rabbit hole and finds herself in Abbeville Road’s Piccoli & Co, a nursery furniture store with a difference, where every piece is modelled on an antique service and will work with them to compile a gift registry, or simply help them to choose a very personal gift for a friend or loved one. We are also offering an interior design service, whereby we will work with you to produce a nursery layout and design. You also offer a monogramming service? L: Monogramming is an essential part of our business; it goes back to my Italian heritage. In Italy, every family has a set of monogrammed linen in their home. Our vision is to bring this tradition to London and to give it a fresh approach, offering the service to welcome new additions to families.

Piccoli & Co was opened in September 2013 at number 63 Abbebille Road by Aine D’Souza and Leo Haynes. What motivated the launch of the brand and why was Abbeville Road the chosen location? Leo: The impending arrival of Aine’s first daughter, Aoife, whom I am godmother to, was part of the inspiration for this new business. It was during discussions at this time that we both felt the children’s market was missing high-quality nursery furniture and bedding. Aine: We share a vision of a reinvented baby’s room and wanted to fill this gap.

What were you both doing previously? A: Leo’s background is in antiques, having worked at Bonhams Auctioneers in Bond Street for four years before opening an antique shop in Clapham, Les Sardines. The shop specialised in 18th-19th century Swedish and French antiques, and Leo sourced all of her antiques around France and northern Europe. We both came back to one of our favourite streets in London, Abbeville, in our home area of Clapham. The street is ever changing and offers a great location in the heart of “nappy valley” for our baby boutique. L: Aine’s background is in retail, working with niche beauty brands such as Korres Natural Products.

Tell us more about the idea of designing nursery furniture based on antiques. A: Leo’s love of antiques and the lack of this style of nursery furniture in the UK market was our inspiration. Piccoli & Co creates pieces that will become family heirlooms, lovingly handed down through the generations. They will give each family the tools to make timeless and comfortable nurseries. Which products are you favourites in the boutique currently? L: I love Theophile & Patachou – the finest nursery bedding made in Belgium, nothing is more elegant or more luxurious. I also really like Bamford Baby, which makes organic baby products of the highest quality, although I often end up using them myself. A: Having worked with Leo on choosing each piece we stock in store, it is hard to pick a few favourites. Nini la duchesse’s musical toys are so unique and each play individual tunes from Elvis to classic French songs. n

How is the store different? L: Piccoli & Co brings a fresh and sophisticated approach to children’s nurseries with upscale bedding, furniture and accessories. A: We are a house of inspirational nursery ideas, coupling the beauty of Europe and the Hamptons, USA, to give you a truly meaningful 63 Abbeville Road, SW4 9JW, 020 8765 3900 nursery where the best moments will happen. (piccoliandco.com) L: We offer our customers a truly personal - 34 -


parent trap: NappyValleynet NappyValleyNet.com has become an online sensation in the four years since founder Susan Hanage, aka Annabel, unleashed it, with more than 130,000 visits to the site every month. An invaluable tool for parents based in south west London seeking to swap tips and share advice, we’ve teamed up to post some of the most pressing topics posted on the site

If you would like to receive more info, please give us a call or send us an email.

Pre nursery school options? I have a very busy and sociable 16-monthold and am wondering about putting her in a nursery-type setting for (ideally) just one morning/afternoon a week, so that she can do some activities she would not experience at home (and to give me some time off). I am not sure what the options are for this in the BTC area. I presume most day care nurseries won’t take bookings for just one morning or afternoon a week? There is Baby Drop on Webbs Road which looks good, but quite expensive with the registration fee. I have seen Little Learners but they want two days minimum. Any other options? Thank you Re: Pre nursery school options?

Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:31 am Hi, I had the same challenge – most day nurseries wanted a minimum I am looking for ideas for my daughter who will be eight soon. of two full days or four half days, and nursery schools don’t take I thought about a dance party with a dancer teaching some them until the age of two or two-and-a-half. moves and choreography based on a One Direction There are some nursery schools that take song, or something similar that she likes. Anyone children from two, which isn’t too long away for know any good dancer/entertainers? She also Nappy you, especially as they may have waiting lists. loves art and crafts, so if you have any ideas, Valley Net is The minimum requirement is generally three thanks for helping me. expanding, with mornings, rising to five later on. loyal members and a I went with the Montessori Infant Community strong community of Re: Birthday party for my eight-year-old daughter on Hambalt road (just off Abbeville Road). Its parents in Fulham sessions are Tuesday and Wimbledon Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:45 pm and Thursday, 9.30am-12, and We are sharing an Arty Party for my eight-year-old this works very well and one of her friends from school.... Have a look! for us (my son is nearly artypart.co.uk two) and only costs £26 per It’s not cheap... but I have heard it’s brilliant and we are going to session. The only downside is the location for us – we’re in do it at home. Ouch... Help! Balham so it’s a bit of a trek in the morning, but so far it has been Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:23 pm worth it. Google Montessori Hello! Infant Community for The Old School Club provides personalised craft parties – we can more information. also include a bit of fashion, where the kids personalise t-shirts with appliqué fabric and embellishments. It is a great theme and they leave with something they have made and can wear! We can also do painting, decoration making and sewing (a tote bag, wash bag or a cushion to name a few). You can see some of our previous parties on our blog theoldschoolclub.blogspot.co.uk. Please note that our parties are small – max 15 children.

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Birthday party for my eight-year-old daughter


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Planning & Development Keeping you in the know about important street plans affecting south west London

Planning applications

Trim and proper Locals looking to get fit this spring, or those already using Battersea Park for workouts, will be pleased to hear that the Trim Trail, which provides free outdoor fitness facilities for local people, is getting a £15,000 upgrade. Successfully raising £10,000 from the Marathon Trust, the council’s parks department will also provide a further £5,000 to upgrade equipment. Expect to see work begin in late spring, with an estimated completion date of early summer.

For Trim Trail locations visit wandsworth.gov.uk/trimtrails

Pothole patrol Wandsworth Council’s ongoing campaign to even up our streets by repairing potholes and cracked pavements has now passed the 15,000 mark since work began in May last year.

Wandsworth Council’s environment spokesman Cllr Jonathan Cook at the Trim Trail as it currently stands. Photography by Toni Marshall

Address: Clapham Common Underground Station Proposal: Installation of outlet valve cabinet on lower escalator concourse and associated works Date Received: 28 February Address: The Chase Proposal: Loft conversion involving the construction of a rear mansard and the installation of two rooflights Date Received: 28 February Address: St. James’s Drive Proposal: Erection of extension above part of two-storey back addition and alterations to the front elevation Date Registered: 4 March Address: Crescent Lane Proposal: Erection of a singlestorey part side infill extension to the ground-floor flat Date Received: 5 March

Planned roadworks and closures in and around April STREET

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Abyssinia Close, Battersea (on the Cycle Hire Scheme, carriageway works, eastbound side of the carriageway, including the excavation and construction of immediately west of the junction foundations for docking points with Northcote Road)

8 April – 1 May Transport For London 0845 305 1234

Dutch Yard, Wandsworth

Install 3m of one-way poly duct in footway

16-24 April

British Telecommunications plc 0800 800 150

Burnbury Road (the whole length)

Carriageway resurfacing

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Lambeth 020 7926 9000

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PROPERTY WATCH Experts share their invaluable knowledge and shine a light on local property news and developments

A new nest Currell are excited to showcase a prime property on Glycena Road

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ucked away just off Lavender Hill sits a charming property on the market with Currell Residential. The three-bedroom Victorian house is situated on the quiet, tree-lined Glycena Road, and features 1,250 sq. ft. of space, with room to extend into the loft if the buyers so desire (subject to planning permission).

The spacious interior has been decorated in a modern, neutral fashion, with a newly-refurbished kitchen featuring granite work tops, a stone floor and a range – perfect for those who believe that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Green-fingered family members will not be disappointed either, as French doors lead from the reception room out onto a landscaped westfacing garden, perfect for al fresco dining and entertaining. Glycena Road is located close to the Shaftesbury Estate, which is always in high demand due to its family friendly atmosphere. Locals also have Northcote Road and Lavender Hill close by, which have plenty of shops, bars and restaurants on offer. The house would suit a young professional couple who are looking to start a family, as the property has room to grow due to the possibility of extending into the loft. There are also top Ofsted-rated schools nearby and the parks provide great space for exercise and play for children. n

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In demand Clare Hampson, head of Savills Battersea Lettings, reveals that family dwelling rentals in Battersea are extremely sought after

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he standout trend for Battersea in the first quarter of 2014 has been an increased demand for substantial family houses priced above £1,000 per week,’ explains Clare Hampson, head of Savills Battersea Lettings. ‘Last year, there was a noticeable lack of a family house market in Battersea, with stock constraints and few applicants looking for high-end family rentals. In contrast, Savills has noticed a definite appetite for top quality family homes since January, particularly from tenants looking to move from north of the river.’

She adds that while Battersea has experienced encouraging rises in rental prices over the year, up by 3.3 per cent since 2013, the area still represents good-value for money in comparison with prime central London locations such as Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster. ‘In fact, over a fifth of our tenants cite affordability as their top reason for renting in the area,’ she says. ‘With Battersea set to benefit from substantial regeneration over the next few years, a number of families are trying out the area as tenants before looking to buy. Experiencing Battersea first-hand as a tenant gives families a valuable insight into the excellent amenities, facilities and transport links that the area has to offer, as well as

Orbel Street exterior

establishing which part of Battersea would best suit their needs.’ In the past few months Savills has let properties on Brynmaer Road, Cambridge Road and Albert Bridge Road, all of which benefit from different geographical advantages: Brynmaer Road is in close proximity to local schools, Cambridge Road benefits from good nearby transport links at Clapham Junction station, while Albert Bridge Road has the shops and restaurants of Battersea Park Road right on its doorstep. Although demand is high, Clare tells us about a lovely property available to rent for families looking just under the £1,000 per week mark on Orbel Street. Available to rent for £850 per week, this beautifully-presented three-bedroom home offers stylish and comfortable living, tucked between Battersea Park Road and Battersea Square with the 200 acres of Battersea Park close at hand.

For further information about Orbel Street, contact Savills Battersea 020 3402 1900

Orbel Street interior

Also on the up… Savills Wandsworth Lettings team expands upon the positive price growth Rebecca Crowther

seen in Wandsworth in recent years

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avills Wandsworth Lettings has seen encouraging price growth over the last five years, with an increase of 18.5 per cent in Wandsworth, Clapham and Battersea recorded by Savills’ In Numbers research. This was well ahead of prime central London’s price rise of 1.6 per cent in the same period, making the area an attractive option for landlords. In response to increasing demand in the area, Savills Wandsworth Lettings is pleased to announce that Rebecca Crowther has joined the team as a lettings negotiator.

Emily Hayward, head of Wandsworth Lettings comments: ‘We’re delighted to welcome Rebecca to the team in an increasingly busy local market. Landlords are seeing great potential in Wandsworth, with a £1 billion project to transform the high street already under way. Across London the forecast for the future is also bright, with a

2.5 per cent increase expected in 2014, swelling to a 20.4 per cent rise by 2018.’ Rebecca Crowther comments: ‘It’s wonderful to have the opportunity to work at Savills Wandsworth at such a busy and exciting time. The office looks after a vast range of properties across a number of price brackets, so there is certainly plenty to get stuck into. I’ve worked in the property industry for the past five years and live locally, so I know Wandsworth well and feel part of the local community. As a trained actress, I especially enjoy the great local arts facilities, including the LOST Theatre on Wandsworth Road.’

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The Directory Whether whim or wish, all of the essentials are taken care of in our round up for harmonious living

lifesavers Cleaning Domestic House Cleaning 44 Battersea Park Road, SW11 4JP 020 3404 2452

Clothing Alterations The Alteration Station 28 The Pavement, SW4 0JE 020 7627 0167

Cobbler Timpson Ltd 192 Balham High Road SW12 9BP 020 8673 9212

Council Lambeth Council Brixton Hill, SW2 1RW 020 7926 1000 lambeth.gov.uk Wandsworth Council Wandsworth High Street SW18 2PU 020 8871 6000 wandsworth.gov.uk

Dry Cleaning Dry Cleaning Square 020 7193 8901 drycleaningsquare.co.uk DCS collect directly from your door

Post Office

Pure Dry Cleaning 107 St John’s Hill, SW11 1SY 020 7207 0022 puredrycleaning.co.uk

UltraViolet Flowers 12a Northcote Road, SW11 1NX 020 7228 7755 ultra-violets.net

Electrician

Library

Clapham Common Post Office 161-163 Clapham High Street SW4 7ST 020 8772 1284 postoffice.co.uk

Wilson Electric 12-18 Radstock Street SW11 4AT 020 7228 3343 wilsonelectric.co.uk

Battersea Library 265 Lavender Hill SW11 1JB 020 7223 2334 wandsworth.gov.uk

Battersea Post Office 202 Lavender Hill, SW11 1AB 0845 722 3344 postoffice.co.uk

Florist

Wandsworth Library 11 Garrat Lane, SW18 4AQ 020 8871 5588 wandsworth.gov.uk

Battersea Flower Station 16 Winders Road, SW11 3HE 07557 405 487 batterseaflowerstation.co.uk Clapham Flowers Unit I Clapham South Station Nightingale Lane SW4 9AE 020 8673 2958 claphamflowers.co.uk The Flower Sanctuary 8 Hildreth Street, SW12 9RQ 020 8675 3799 flowersanctuary.co.uk The Stem & Petal Co. 132 Northcote Rd, SW11 6QZ 020 7924 3238 stemandpetalco.com

Locksmith

vets and pets M.A. Dog Training and Services 07547 716076 madogtraining@gmail.com madogtrainingservices.co.uk

Clapham Locksmiths 70 Larkhall Rise, SW4 6LA 020 7627 0836 clapham-locksmiths.co.uk Oakley Locksmiths Ltd 81 Replingham Road SW18 5LU 020 8871 1238 oakleylocksmiths.co.uk

Plumber The Hamilton Group 27 Byrne Road, SW12 9HZ 020 8675 5745 hamiltongroup.co.uk

travel & social HOTELS Brewers Inn 147 East Hill SW18 2QB 020 8874 4128 brewersinn.co.uk The Petersham Nightingale Lane Richmond , TW10 6UZ 020 8940 7471 petershamhotel.co.uk

Hotel Verta Bridges Wharf SW11 3BE 020 7801 3500 hotelverta.com

The Alma Hotel 499 Old York Road SW18 1TF 020 8870 2537 almawandsworth.com

Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel & Spa 354 Queenstown Road SW8 4AE 020 7062 8000 pestana.com

The Lavender Guest House 18 Lavender Sweep SW11 1HA 020 7585 2767 thelavenderguesthouse.com - 42 -

Travel Agent Max Travel 250 York Road SW11 3SJ 020 7095 0920 maxtravel.co.uk Original Travel 21 Ransome’s Dock 35-37 Parkgate Road, SW11 4NP 020 7978 7333 originaltravel.co.uk


EDUCATION Busy Bees Dolphin House SW18 1DE 020 8877 1135 busybeeschildcare.co.uk

Emanuel School Battersea Rise SW11 1HS 020 8870 4171 emanuel.org.uk

The White House Preparatory 24 Thornton Road SW12 0LF 020 8674 9514 whitehouse.fluencycms.co.uk

Thomas’s Battersea 28-40 Battersea High Street SW11 3JB 020 7978 0900 Thomas-s.co.uk

Eaton House The Manor 58 Clapham Common Northside, SW4 9RU 020 7924 6000 eatonhouseschools.com

Parkgate House School 80 Clapham Common Northside SW4 9SD 020 7350 2452 parkgate-school.co.uk

The Baby Room 205 Balham High Road SW17 7BW 020 8673 5110 babyroom.co.uk

Wandsworth Preparatory School 2 Allfarthing Lane, SW18 2PQ 020 8870 4133 wandsworthprep.com

Thurleigh Road Practice 88a Thurleigh Road, SW12 8TT 020 8675 3521 Thurleighroadpractice.co.uk

Ethicare Dental 68 West Hill, SW18 1RU 020 8870 5059 ethicaredental.co.uk

Opticians

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HEALTH & WELLBEING DOCTORS Clapham Family Practice 89 Clapham High StreetSW4 7DB 020 3049 6600 theclaphamfamilypractice.co.uk The Awareness Centre 41 Abbeville Road, SW4 9JX 020 8673 4545 theawarenesscentre.com

Castelnau Dentists 200 Castelnau, SW13 9DW 020 8563 7177 castelnaudentists.com

Riverside Dental Spa 5B Hamilton House Vauxhall, SW8 2LE 020 7091 0677 riversidedentalspa.com

The Heritage Medical Practice 119 Northcote Road, SW11 6PW 020 3370 9131 heritagemedicalpractice.co.uk

Crescent Lodge Dental Practice 28 Clapham Common South Side SW4 9BN 020 7622 5333, dentistsw4.com

Trinity Fields Dental 194 Trinity Road, SW17 7HR 020 8672 7766 trinityfieldsdental.co.uk

Boots Opticians 170 Balham High Road, SW12 9BW 020 8673 1546 boots.com Brompton’s Opticians 103 Clapham High Street SW4 7TB 020 7627 5753 bromptons.co.uk

home & Culture ANTIQUES

ARCHITECTS

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Braemar Antiques 113 Northcote Road, SW11 6PW 020 7924 5628 braemar-antiques.com

Arc 3 Chartered Architects 66 Clapham Common SW4 9SB 020 8777 4000 arc3-architects.co.uk

A French Life 563-565 Battersea Park Road SW11 3BL 020 7223 7489 afrenchlife.co.uk

Les Sardines 63 Abbeville Road, SW4 9JW 020 8675 3900 lessardines.co.uk

Foster & Partners 22 Hester Road SW11 4AN 020 7738 0455 Northcote Road Antiques Market Fosterandpartners.com 155a Northcote Road, SW11 6QB Granit Chartered Architects 020 7228 6850 112 Battersea Business Centre northcoteroadantiques.co.uk 99-109 Lavender Hill SW11 5QL Robert Young Antiques 020 7924 4555 68 Battersea Bridge Road granit.co.uk SW11 3AG 020 7228 7847 Robertyoungantiques.com Art Gallery ArtEco Gallery Tonsley Fine Art and Antiques 533 Old York Road 338 Old York Road, SW18 1SS SW18 1TG 020 8870 3991 020 8875 0110 tonsleyfineartandantiques.co.uk artecogallery.com

ASPACE 144 Northcote Road, SW11 6RD 020 7228 3074 aspace.co.uk Eclectic Interiors 65 Abbeville Road, SW4 9JW 020 8673 0572 eclecticinteriors.co.uk Quirky Dovetail 32 Old Town, SW4 0LB 020 7720 3312 quirkydovetail.co.uk Revamp Interiors 33 Bellevue Road, SW17 7EF 020 8767 7222 revampinterioris.co.uk - 43 -

The Paint House 52 Northcote Road, SW11 1PA 020 7924 5118 thepainthouse.com

GIFT SHOP All Good Gifts 65 Northcote Road, SW11 1NP 020 7223 8257 allgoodgifts.co.uk Chalk 41 Replingham Road, SW18 5LT 020 8870 6125 chalkgifts.co.uk The Monster Factory 168 Lavender Hill, SW11 5TG 020 7801 6233 themonsterfactory.com


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Your local agents A selection of some of the top estate agents in the area

Clapham 27-31 The Pavement, SW4 0JE 020 7717 5295 Currell Residential Battersea 205 Lavender Hill Battersea, SW11 5TB 020 3668 1000 currell.com

Douglas & Gordon Clapham Southside 30 Abbeville Road SW4 9NG 020 8675 4400 (sales) 020 8675 0888 (lettings) Battersea Park 236 Battersea Park Road SW11 4ND 020 7720 8077 (sales) 020 7498 5243 (lettings) Battersea 128 Northcote Road SW11 6QZ 020 7924 2000 (sales) 020 7924 2002 (lettings) Southfields & Earlsfield 24 Replingham Road SW18 5LR 020 8874 8822 (sales) 020 8874 8844 (lettings) douglasandgordon.com

Hamptons Battersea & Wandsworth 98-100 Northcote Road SW11 6QW 020 7411 9965

Balham 11-13 Bedford Hill, SW12 9ET 020 8970 7002 hamptons.co.uk

Savills Battersea 99 Northcote Road SW11 6PR 020 3428 2222 Battersea Park 238A Battersea Park Road SW11 4NG 020 3402 1900

Knight Frank Battersea & London Riverside 7a Albion Riverside 8 Hester Road, SW11 4AX 020 3597 7670

Clapham 57-59 Nightingale Lane SW12 8ST 020 8673 4111 Wandsworth 12 Huguenot Place SW18 2EW 020 8877 1222 savills.co.uk

Wandsworth 26 Bellevue Road, SW17 7EB 020 8682 7777 knightfrank.co.uk

Marsh & Parsons Balham & Southfields 45 Balham Hill, SW12 9DR 020 8673 4377

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Battersea 118 Northcote Road, SW11 6QP 020 7228 9292 marshandparsons.co.uk

Rampton Baseley Battersea 131 Northcote Road, SW11 6PS This immaculate four bedroom, end of terrace £1,675,000 Victorian house has been fully refurbished to a high Freehold Wakehurst Road, £1,675,000 020 7228 5111 Freehold standard giving it a wonderful sense of light and Douglas & Gordon, 020 7924 2000 (ramptonbaseley.com) Wakehurst Road SW11 space throughout. Battersea Sales 020 7924 2000 | battsales@dng.co.uk

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Routh Road, Wandsworth SW18 Overlooking the Common

A spectacular detached double fronted family house backing directly onto Wandsworth Common with a large south facing garden and off street parking for 2 cars. 5 double bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (3 en suite), reception room, study, playroom, kitchen/dining/family room, utility room, kitchenette, downstairs cloakroom/boot room, large cellar, south facing garden, off street parking. EPC rating F. Approximately 389 sq m (4,188 sq ft) Freehold Asking price ÂŁ5,750,000 (WND120064)

KnightFrank.co.uk/wandsworth wandsworth@knightfrank.com 020 7768 0993


KnightFrank.co.uk Nottingham Road, Wandsworth SW17 Bellevue Village

A delightful family house situated in a quiet residential street within Bellevue Village. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), 2 double reception rooms, kitchen/dining room, front and rear gardens. EPC rating E. Approximately 144 sq m (1,550 sq ft) Freehold Asking price ÂŁ1,300,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/wandsworth wandsworth@knightfrank.com 020 7768 0993 (WND140055)

Bellevue Road, Wandsworth SW17 Green views

Four bedroom flat with superb views directly over Wandsworth Common with a south facing roof terrace located close to Wandsworth Common BR station. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, dining room, south facing roof terrace. EPC rating E. Approximately 177.7 sq m (1,913 sq ft) Share of freehold Asking price ÂŁ1,350,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/wandsworth wandsworth@knightfrank.com 020 7768 0993 (WND130088)


KnightFrank.co.uk Brodrick Road, Wandsworth SW17 Beautifully presented

An impressive semi-detached family home of substantial proportions with an 88ft private south facing garden. 4/5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms (3 en suite), drawing room, kitchen/dining/family room, utility room, plant room, study/bedroom 5, garden. EPC rating D. Approximately 248.7 sq m (2,677sq ft) Freehold Asking price: £2,700,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/wandsworth wandsworth@knightfrank.com 020 7768 0993 (WND080050)

Trinity Road, Wandsworth SW17 Detached house

A country house in London located beside Wandsworth Common and the much sought after “Toast Rack.” 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), 2 reception rooms, dining room, conservatory, office, 2 cloakrooms, large cellar, garage, studio, off street parking, 86 ft garden. EPC rating F. Approximately 381 sq m (4,101 sq ft) Freehold Asking price: £3,550,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/wandsworth wandsworth@knightfrank.com 020 7768 0993 (WND337934)


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Albion Riverside, Battersea SW11 A sensational apartment with direct River views

A superb two bedroom apartment situated next to Battersea Bridge in an award-winning development. Master bedroom suite with dressing room and en suite, second bedroom, master bathroom, double reception room, wrap around balcony. Residents have access to the on-site swimming pool and gym. EPC rating C. Approximately 160 sq m (1,718 sq ft) Available furnished Guide Price: ÂŁ1,995 per week (riq191300)

All potential tenants should be advised that, as well as rent, an administration fee of ÂŁ276 will apply when renting a property. Please ask us for more information about other fees that may apply or visit KnightFrank.co.uk/tenantcharges

KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings battersea@knightfrank.com 020 3597 7680


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Loxley Road, Wandsworth Common SW18 A lovely six bedroom family home spread over three floors

This large six bedroom house close to the green spaces of Wandsworth Common offers over 2,400 sq ft of living space. Master bedroom with en suite shower room, five further bedrooms, two bathrooms, two reception rooms, open plan kitchen with dining area, utility room, separate downstairs WC, over 60 sq ft of garden and patio area. EPC rating E. Approximately 120 sq m (2,473 sq ft) Available unfurnished Guide price: ÂŁ1,295 per week (baq193440) All potential tenants should be advised that, as well as rent, an administration fee of ÂŁ276 will apply when renting a property. Please ask us for more information about other fees that may apply or visit KnightFrank.co.uk/tenantcharges

KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings battersea@knightfrank.com 020 3597 7680


KnightFrank.co.uk Drapers Court, Battersea Park SW11 Contemporary apartment

A newly built one bedroom apartment available to buy in Drapers Court, SW11 with a modern finish throughout and a private balcony. Further benefits include parking, onsite concierge and communal roof terrace. 1 bedroom, reception room/kitchen/dining room, bathroom, balcony, use of residents’ communal roof terrace. EPC rating B. Approximately 49 sq m (522 sq ft) Leasehold Guide price: £499,950

KnightFrank.co.uk/battersea battersea@knightfrank.com 020 3597 7670 (RVR130294)

Juer Street, Battersea Park SW11 Pretty garden flat

The property benefits from a spacious reception with a beautiful bay window, a separate kitchen and dining room with access to the garden and a basement study with extra storage. 1 bedroom, reception room, bathroom, kitchen and dinng room, basement study, garden. EPC rating E. Approximately 70 sq m (753 sq ft) Leasehold Guide price: £650,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/battersea battersea@knightfrank.com 020 3597 7670 (RVR140061)


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Warriner Gardens, Battersea Park SW11 Three bedroom house for sale in Battersea Park

A stylish three bedroom house located on one of North Battersea’s finest streets, Warriner Gardens. The property is finished to a high standard with attention to detail throughout, and offers multiple family living spaces. 3 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen and dinng room, 2 additional WC’s, utility room, garden. EPC rating F in 2009 (new EPC currently on order.) Approximately 201 sq m (2,163 sq ft) Freehold Guide price: £2,200,000 (RVR130274)

KnightFrank.co.uk/battersea battersea@knightfrank.com 020 3597 7670


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1 A SENSATIONAL AND ELEGANT DOUBLE FRONTED FAMILY HOUSE balham park road, sw12 Kitchen/dining room ø 3 further reception rooms ø master bedroom with en-suite bathroom ø 5 further double bedrooms ø 3 further bath/shower rooms (one en suite) ø study ø utility room ø cloakroom ø south facing garden ø 390 sq m (4,200 sq ft) ø EPC=F Guide £4.25 million Freehold

Savills Clapham Robin Chatwin rchatwin@savills.com

020 8877 1222


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1 REMARKABLE DOUBLE FRONTED HOUSE ON WANDSWORTH COMMON routh road, sw18 Sitting room ø playroom ø study ø kitchen/dining room ø 5 bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø utility room ø cloakroom ø extensive cellar rooms ø off-street parking ø South facing garden with secure access onto the common ø 389 sq m (4,188 sq ft) ø EPC=F Asking £5.75 million Freehold

Savills Wandsworth Robin Chatwin rchatwin@savills.com

020 8877 1222


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LAVENDER HILL, sw11

SMUGGLERS WAY, sw18

Reception room ø open plan kitchen ø two bedrooms ø bathroom ø shower room ø garden ø 86 sq m (924 sq ft) ø EPC=C

Open plan kitchen/reception room ø 2 double bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø river views ø 24hr concierge ø secure parking available ø 82 sq m (880 sq ft) ø EPC=B

Guide £700,000 Leasehold

Guide £750,000 Leasehold

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Savills Northcote Road cblewis@savills.com 020 3428 2222

Savills Wandsworth fmoynihan@savills.com 020 8877 4823

SMUGGLERS WAY, sw18

SABINE ROAD, sw11

Open plan kitchen/reception room ø 2 double bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø balcony ø concierge service ø riverside development ø 71 sq m (760 sq ft) ø EPC=B

3 bedrooms ø reception room ø kitchen breakfast room ø bathroom ø garden ø 84 sq m (900 sq ft) ø EPC=E

Guide £595,000 Leasehold

Guide £825,000 Freehold

Savills Wandsworth sgretton@savills.com 020 8877 4823

Savills Battersea mshort@savills.com 020 3402 1900


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A HIGHLY DESIRABLE FAMILY HOUSE WITH A SOUTH WEST FACING GARDEN clapham common west side, sw4 Double reception room ø kitchen/breakfast room ø 6 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø utility room ø cloakroom ø cellar ø south west facing garden ø 250 sq m (2,690 sq ft) ø EPC=C Guide £2.795 million Freehold

Savills Northcote Road Christopher Lewis cblewis@savills.com

020 3428 2222

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CONTEMPORARY HOME OFFERING WEALTH OF ENTERTAINING SPACE herondale avenue, sw18 Kitchen ø 3 reception rooms ø 5 bedrooms ø 4 bath/shower rooms ø double garage and off-street parking ø 74ft south facing garden ø 320 sq m (3,444 sq ft) ø EPC=D Guide £2.75 million Freehold

Savills Wandsworth Emma Seaton eseaton@savills.com

020 8877 1222


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LETTINGS LAYOUT ONLY

ELLERTON ROAD, sw18

WARRINER GARDENS, sw11

5 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø 2 reception rooms ø garden ø 232 sq m (2,497 sq ft) ø Council Tax=G ø EPC=D

3 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø reception room ø kitchen/dining room ø roof terrace ø 84 sq m (904 sq ft) ø Council Tax=D ø EPC=C

Unfurnished £1,050 per week

Flexible furnishings £625 per week

+ £276 inc VAT one-off admin fee and other charges may apply* Savills Wandsworth ehayward@savills.com 020 8877 4820

+ £276 inc VAT one-off admin fee and other charges may apply* Savills Battersea champson@savills.com 020 3402 1905

SABINE ROAD, sw11

DEMPSTER ROAD, sw18

2 bedrooms ø bathroom ø reception room ø patio garden ø 74 sq m (794 sq ft) ø Council Tax=E ø EPC=D

2 bedrooms ø bathroom ø reception room ø kitchen/breakfast room ø 94 sq m (1,015 sq ft) ø Council Tax=E ø EPC=D

Unfurnished £575 per week

Furnished or Unfurnished £475 per week

+ £276 inc VAT one-off admin fee and other charges may apply* Savills Battersea champson@savills.com 020 3402 1905

+ £276 inc VAT one-off admin fee and other charges may apply* Savills Wandsworth ehayward@savills.com 020 8877 4820

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*£36 inc VAT for each additional tenant/occupant/guarantor reference where required. Inventory check out fee – charged at the end of or early termination of the tenancy and the amount is dependent on the property size and whether furnished/unfurnished. For more details, visit www.savills.co.uk/fees.

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BOLINGBROKE GROVE, sw11

BALHAM PARK ROAD, sw12

6 bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø 2 reception rooms ø garden ø 265 sq m (2,852 sq ft) ø Council Tax=H ø EPC=C

6 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø 3 reception rooms ø garden ø 260 sq m (2,800 sq ft) ø Council Tax=G ø EPC=E

Unfurnished £1,650 per week

Unfurnished £1,350 per week

+ £276 inc VAT one-off admin fee and other charges may apply* Savills Clapham nyendle@savills.com 020 8772 6989

+ £276 inc VAT one-off admin fee and other charges may apply* Savills Northcote Road nyendle@savills.com 020 8772 6989

DEVEREUX ROAD, sw11

ROWFANT ROAD, sw17

4 bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø double reception room ø garden ø 207 sq m (2,228 sq ft) ø Council Tax=G ø EPC=D

5 bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø reception room ø garden ø 168 sq m (1,807 sq ft) ø Council Tax=F ø EPC=E

Unfurnished £1,350 per week

Furnished or Unfurnished £900 per week

+ £276 inc VAT one-off admin fee and other charges may apply* Savills Clapham nyendle@savills.com 020 8772 6989

+ £276 inc VAT one-off admin fee and other charges may apply* Savills Clapham nyendle@savills.com 020 8772 6989

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*£36 inc VAT for each additional tenant/occupant/guarantor reference where required. Inventory check out fee – charged at the end of or early termination of the tenancy and the amount is dependent on the property size and whether furnished/unfurnished. For more details, visit www.savills.co.uk/fees.


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The Chase SW4 £2,950,000 This grand six-bedroom family house with off-street parking and a 70ft south west facing garden is located moments from Clapham Common. The this substantial end-of-terrace house offers in excess of 3,100 square feet of living space, beautifully arranged over four floors with the possibility of extending this further (subject to any relevant consents). The Chase is one of Clapham Old Towns’ premier roads, close to the wide open spaces of Clapham Common, as well as the amenities of Clapham Old Town. Freehold. EPC=F. Sole Agents.

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Lambourn Road SW4 ÂŁ1,850,000 This immaculate four-bedroom Victorian family house, beautifully refurbished by the current owners, is ideally located in the heart of Clapham Old Town moments from Clapham Common. The interior of this delightful townhouse has been beautifully finished to an extremely high standard, creating a wonderful feeling of light and space. The amenities of both Clapham Old Town and Lavender Hill are all within easy reach, as are the wide open spaces of Clapham Common. Freehold. EPC=D. Sole Agents.

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Ouseley Road SW12 ÂŁ1,800,000 This spacious four-bedroom house is situated on a quiet residential street moments from the wide open spaces of Wandsworth Common. The accommodation comprises a large kitchen/dining room leading out to a private garden, two reception rooms, a master bedroom with en suite bathroom, three further double bedrooms, a study, family bathroom and WC. Ouseley Road is situated on one of the most sought after roads in the Bellevue Road area. Freehold. Sole Agents.

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Union Road SW4 £1,750,000 This superb six-bedroom Victorian house with a wealth of entertaining space as well as a beautiful south facing garden, is conveniently located for the amenities of Clapham Common. The stunning family home offers in excess of 2,200 sqft of living space and is presented in good decorative order with a tremendous sense of light and space. The accommodation includes a large kitchen, three separate reception rooms and a ‘New England style’ summer house in the garden. Freehold. EPC=F. Sole Agents.

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Chestnut Grove SW12 ÂŁ795 per week Located in the heart of Balham, this beautiful family house is presented in immaculate condition throughout. The accommodation comprises a double reception room with feature fireplace, a large contemporary kitchen leading out to a newly landscaped garden and a separate cloakroom. The upper floors include four double bedrooms and two contemporary bathrooms. EPC=D

BALHAM: 020 8673 4377 lets.bal@marshandparsons.co.uk Tenant fees apply, see www.marshandparsons.co.uk/services/lettings/tenant-fees for more information.


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Huron Road, SW17 ÂŁ2,000,000 Freehold A superb double fronted Victorian house in the Heaver Conservation Area. EPC: F Hamptons Balham 020 8618 2014

Salcott Road, SW11 ÂŁ1,630,000 Freehold An extremely well presented four bedroom semi-detached house extending to almost 2,000sqft. EPC: E Hamptons Battersea & Wandsworth 020 7924 2170

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Lambourn Road £1,650,000 Freehold A stunningly renovated Victorian family home. EPC: F Hamptons Clapham 020 7717 5541

Cautley Avenue £2,950,000 Freehold A newly refurbished double fronted semi-detached house. EPC: E Hamptons Clapham 020 7717 5439

Bennerley Road, SW11 £1,250,000 Freehold A stunning, newly refurbished three bedroom end of terrace house. EPC: D Hamptons Battersea & Wandsworth 020 7924 2170

Laitwood Road, SW12 £1,200,000 Freehold A stunning four bedroom family home. EPC: D Hamptons Balham 020 8618 2014


Lavender Gardens £525 per week* A beautiful two bedroom apartment.

Ashbury Road, SW11 £485 per week* A lovely example of a Shaftesbury cottage. EPC: E

Mysore Road, SW11 £750 per week* A large family home. EPC: E

Hamptons Battersea & Wandsworth 0207 924 2998

Hamptons Battersea & Wandsworth 0207 924 2998

Hamptons Battersea & Wandsworth 0207 924 2998

Alderbrook Road, SW12 £950 per week* 5 Bed family home. EPC: E

Ravenslea Road, SW12 £950 per week* Refurbished 5 bed family home. EPC: D

Hamptons Balham 020 8618 2014

Hamptons Balham 020 8618 2014

Fontenoy Road, SW12 £375 per week* A well presented Victorian conversion flat. EPC: D

Bedford Hill, SW12 £375 per week* A beautiful and spacious 1 bed apartment. EPC: D

Hamptons Balham 020 8618 2014

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Stockwell Park Crescent £950 per week* A stylish and spacious family home. EPC: C

Reed Place £535 per week* A modern property in a school conversion. EPC: D

The Library £450per week* A spacious apartment on Clapham High St. EPC: C

Hamptons Clapham 020 7717 5541

Hamptons Clapham 020 7717 5541

Hamptons Clapham 020 7717 5541

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Beyond your expectations

Hamptons Balham 020 8618 2014


Ensign House, SW18 £425 per week* Stunning two bedroom apartment.

Overstrand Mansions, SW11 £800 per week* A beautifully presented apartment. EPC: E

Burland Road, SW11 £975 per week* An extremely well presented family home. EPC: E

Hamptons Battersea & Wandsworth 0207 924 2998

Hamptons Battersea & Wandsworth 0207 924 2998

Hamptons Battersea & Wandsworth 0207 924 2998

Englewood Road, SW12 £950 per week* A beautiful Victorian 5 bed family home. EPC:F

Childebert Road, SW12 £850 per week* A beautiful five bedroom family home. EPC: E

Hamptons Balham 020 8618 2014

Hamptons Balham 020 8618 2014

Balham Hill, SW12 £500 per week* 2 bed 2 bath luxury apartment. EPC: B

Bedford Hill, SW12 £650 per week* Architect designed 3 bed apartment. EPC: C

Hamptons Balham 020 8618 2014

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Beresford House £375 per week* An immaculately presented apartment. EPC: B

Mordaunt Street £650 per week* A stunning spacious period property. EPC: D

Brook House £750 per week* A stunning duplex penthouse apartment. EPC: E

Hamptons Clapham 020 7717 5541

Hamptons Clapham 020 7717 5541

Hamptons Clapham 020 7717 5541

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*Tenant Charges Tenants should note that as well as rent, an administration charge of £216 (Inc. VAT) per property and a referencing charge of £54 (Inc. VAT) per person will apply when renting a property. Please ask us for more information about other fees that may apply or visit www.hamptons.co.uk/rent/tenant-charges

Hamptons Balham 020 8618 2014


Gayville Road

£1,895,000 freehold

This magnificent 5 bedroomed house measures in excess of 2,300 square feet and still has potential to extend into the basement. The interior has been beautifully designed with a high end finish throughout and wooden flooring. One of the most striking aspects this stunning house is the width, the property measures approximately 21 feet across which is considerably wider than the typical mid terraced Victorian houses on the surrounding streets. Five double bedrooms • Kitchen breakfast room • Double reception room • En suite shower room • En suite bathroom • Family bathroom • Cellar • Patio garden


RAMPTON BASELE Y

Bennerley Road

£1,725,000 freehold

This immaculate four storey town house is presented in excellent decorative order with a superb sense of space and light. The property benefits from two levels of living space. On the raised ground floor there is an impressive open plan kitchen reception room and conservatory. The reception room benefits from a large bay window with almost floor to ceiling sash windows. The kitchen is well equipped with integrated appliances and cream stone work surfaces. There is a conservatory which provides an excellent space for entertaining as well as every day family living. Five bedrooms • Open plan kitchen/reception room • Second Reception room/playroom • Conservatory • Study/Fifth bedroom • Utility/ WC • Family bathroom • Shower room • En suite bath/shower room • West facing garden

131 Northcote Road London SW11 6PS 020 7228 5111 | battersealettings@ramptonbaseley.com www.ramptonbaseley.com


Broxash Road £1,700,000 freehold This beautifully presented family house has been completely refurbished by the current owners. The stunning interior has a contemporary theme that fits in well with the Victorian proportions.

Five bedrooms • Double reception room • Kitchen family room • Shower room • Family bathroom • Study • Garden • Cellar

Kyrle Road £1,625,000 freehold Positioned on this sought after residential street is this superb five bedroomed Victorian house. The property has been extended on the ground floor into the side return and on the top floor into the loft space and now measures just shy of 2,000 square feet.

Five double bedrooms • Double reception room • Kitchen family room • Shower room • Family bathroom • Cellar • West facing garden


RAMPTON BASELE Y Meteor Street £1,550,000 freehold This extremely impressive family house has been completely refurbished to an extremely high standard. The property has undergone significant structural alterations in order to maximise the useable space. The quality of the work that has been carried out is extremely high and this is evident from the moment you enter the house. Five double bedrooms • Double reception room • Kitchen dining room • Two bathrooms • Large shower room • Downstairs wc • Cellar • Garden

Lavender Sweep £1,350,000 freehold This immaculate family house has been recently renovated by the present owners. The property is beautifully finished throughout and the kitchen has been extended into the side return. The interior combines good Victorian proportions and a number of period features with high end contemporary fixtures and fittings. Four double bedrooms • Double reception room • Kitchen dining room • Family bathroom • Shower room • Downstairs wc • Cellar • Garden

131 Northcote Road London SW11 6PS 020 7228 5111 | battersealettings@ramptonbaseley.com www.ramptonbaseley.com


www.currell.com

£2,900,000 Leasehold The Tower, SW8 • Three double bedrooms • Views over the River Thames • 15th Floor • Valet parking

£915,000 Leasehold Lilian Baylis, SE11 • Three bedroom • Off plan purchase • Views over the city • Victorian school conversion


Currell

£400 Per Week* John Burns Court, SW11 • Two double bedrooms • Shaftesbury Estate • Close to Clapham Junction • Available immediately

£570 Per Week* The Tower, SW8 • One double bedrooms • Above Vauxhall stations • Brand new • Views over River Thames

*tenancy fees will apply. For more details on our fees please visit our website www.currell.com/knowledge-base/our-letting-fees

020 3668 1000 battersea@currell.com


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Lettings

ÂŁ1,350 per week Unfurnished Wroughton Road SW11

A well presented Victorian house offering excellent living and entertaining space. Conveniently located for local schools and within easy walking distance of Northcote Road.

5 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, Double reception room, Family room, Kitchen/ breakfast room, Dining area, Exercise area, Sauna, Steam room, Decked garden, EPC: E.

Situated on this quiet tree-lined street moments from both Abbeville Village and Clapham South is this very spacious, light and neutrally decorated family home.

5 double bedrooms, Family bathroom, Shower room, Cloakroom, Double reception room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Cellar/utility room, Garden, EPC: D.

Battersea Lettings 020 7924 2002 | battlets@dng.co.uk

ÂŁ825 per week Unfurnished Rudloe Road SW12 Clapham Southside Lettings 020 8675 0888 | clapsthlets@dng.co.uk


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£820 per week Unfurnished Prince of Wales Drive SW11

This fantastic, recently renovated, three bedroom Norfolk Mansions flat is located on the corner of Sudan Road and Prince of Wales Drive.

3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Cloakroom, Open-plan kitchen/reception room, 2 balconies, EPC: E.

An immaculately presented family house well located for Wimbledon Park underground station and within easy walking distance of Southfields Village and Earlsfield mainline stations.

4 bedrooms, Bathroom, En-suite shower room, Double reception room, Kitchen/dining room, Garden, EPC: C.

Battersea Park Lettings 020 7498 5243 | battpklets@dng.co.uk

£738 per week Unfurnished Braemar Avenue SW19 Southfields Lettings 020 8874 8844 | sthfldslets@dng.co.uk

Douglas & Gordon will charge an initial one off tenancy agreement fee of £240 per tenancy and an individual tenant reference fee of £45 per tenant. For further details please go to www.dng.co.uk/fees


Lettings

ÂŁ625 per week Unfurnished Prince of Wales Drive SW11

A unique flat that is located on the top floor of Norfolk Mansions in one of the 'turrets' offering unspoiled panoramic views over London.

3 double bedrooms, Bathroom, Reception room, Kitchen/breakfast room, EPC: E.

A newly refurbished well laid out three bedroom maisonette which has been finished to a high standard throughout.

2 double bedrooms, Further single bedroom, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite), Reception room, Kitchen/ breakfast room, Private garden, EPC: F.

Battersea Park Lettings 020 7498 5243 | battpklets@dng.co.uk

ÂŁ585 per week Unfurnished Trouville Road SW4 Clapham Southside Lettings 020 8675 0888 | clapsthlets@dng.co.uk


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ÂŁ2,650,000 Freehold Elms Road SW4 Clapham Southside Sales 020 8675 4400 | clapsthsales@dng.co.uk

This stunning home is immaculately presented throughout. The layout offers well thought out living and entertaining space and makes a fantastic family home.

Master bedroom with dressing room, 5 further bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (1 en-suite), Cloakroom, 2 reception rooms, Kitchen/family room, Study, Cellar, Garden, EPC: C.


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ÂŁ1,750,000 Freehold Kelmscott Road SW11 Battersea Sales 020 7924 2000 | battsales@dng.co.uk

This exquisitely presented mid-terrace Victorian family home located at the Wandsworth Common end of Kelmscott Road is a stone's throw away from the fashionable Northcote Road.

5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Double reception room, Eat-in kitchen/breakfast room, Study, Paved garden, EPC: E.


Sales

ÂŁ1,675,000 Freehold Wakehurst Road SW11

This immaculate four bedroom, end of terrace Victorian house has been fully refurbished to a high standard giving it a wonderful sense of light and space throughout.

4 double bedrooms, Family bathroom, Shower room, Double reception room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Cloakroom, Cellar, Balcony, Garden, EPC: D.

Stretching to over 1,450 sq.ft. this York Mansions flat combines a brilliant location with a fantastic balance of living and entertaining space.

3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Reception room, Dining area, Kitchen/breakfast room, South-facing garden, EPC: D.

Battersea Sales 020 7924 2000 | battsales@dng.co.uk

ÂŁ1,595,000 Share of Freehold Prince Of Wales Drive SW11 Battersea Park Sales 020 7720 8077 | battpksales@dng.co.uk


Sales

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ÂŁ1,295,000 Freehold Calbourne Road SW12

A lovely family home located within the Nightingale Triangle covering 2,356 sq.ft. and offering fantastic indoor and outdoor space.

5 bedrooms, Family bathroom, Shower room, Reception room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Dining room, Playroom, Laundry area, Garden, EPC: D.

This family home is a perfect balance of old and new, having recently been refurbished it still retains its traditional fireplaces and cornicing.

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Reception room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Cloakroom, Conservatory, Garden, Off-street parking, EPC: E.

Balham Sales 020 8673 0191 | balhamsales@dng.co.uk

ÂŁ1,075,000 Freehold West Hill Road SW18 Southfields Sales 020 8874 8822 | sthfldssales@dng.co.uk


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