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Dear Resident, We have food on the brain in this issue. The three-day Foodies Festival returns to Battersea Park this summer with pop-up restaurants aplenty, an ale and cider farm and a chef’s theatre, to name but a few. On page 10, I chat to Malaysian chef Norman Musa who will be cooking a range of exquisite dishes at the event. Alternatively, if Champagne and oysters are more your thing, flick to page 14 to find out about a new food bus from a husband and wife team and Battersea-based residents. Elsewhere, Tom Hagues speaks to local bookshop owners about this summer’s must-reads. Whether you’re after a chick-lit to remember or an enticing thriller, discover their recommendations from page 18. Alternatively, if you’re more of a cinephile, The Power of Summer film festival is a must, screening a whole host of movies al fresco in the park of Battersea Power Station (page 26). Finally, now that we’re in the throes of summer, celebrate the season and bring the outside into your home with fresh, bright and bold colours – flick to page 24 for inspiration aplenty. And, on page 22 we have all the latest interior news from around the area. I hope you enjoy the issue and have a great summer!

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NOTEBOOK Keep your finger on the pulse with our roundup of local news

BATTERSEA

RECYCLING ON A GRAND SCALE The chimneys of Battersea Power Station are to be recycled after they’ve been demolished. The idea is to use the original bricks and concrete to rebuild the four iconic white towers. It’s expected to take around two years to complete, and the management of Battersea Power Station is keen to keep the chimneys as a London landmark for generations to come.

(batterseapowerstation.co.uk)

A FEAST FOR FOOD FANATICS

TIMELESS DESIGNS Images of the first flats within the Battersea Power Station redevelopment have been released, showing glamorous apartments with fantastic views. The properties are housed within a glass structure on the building’s eastern side and are designed in two distinctive styles, both of which are modelled on an era of the power station’s past. Heritage ’33 is a look inspired by the original build of the power station in 1933, and Heritage ’47 is inspired by the architectural wonders of the 1940s.

(batterseapowerstation.co.uk)

The Foodies Festival returns to Battersea Park this month, much to the delight of professional and amateur cooks alike. From 15 to 17 August, festival-goers will be able to get their hands on wine, beer and cocktails, as well as perfectly prepared pastries and professionally-made meals. The festival also has various theatres in which culinary masterpieces will take place. There’s a Chef’s Theatre, a Drinks Theatre and a Barbecue Arena, and it’s all accompanied by tunes from the music stage.

Friday adult tickets £12, weekend tickets £15, children go free, 15-17 August, Friday and Saturday 11am to 9pm, Sunday 11am to 8pm, 0844 995 1111, (foodiesfestival.com)

Power of summer movie theatre Throughout the month of August, Battersea Power Station is home to a pop-up park, cinema and Londonbased food and drink festival Street Feast. The event, called the Power of Summer, features a 250-seat cinema and various food stalls. From Little Shop of Horrors to Lady and the Tramp, there’s a film for everyone. The food stalls will offer tempting treats, from burgers to oysters and gently fizzing Prosecco.

Free admission weekdays, £4 at the weekend or after 6pm, park opens at 12 noon, until 31 August, 0871 906 9060, (everymancinema.com) -4-


CLAPHAM AND BALHAM

A RESTAURANT WITH A TWIST WC restaurant opened last month in the former loos underneath the tube station at Clapham Common. People leaving the old public conveniences can be seen rubbing their stomachs with a smile on their face. The restaurant’s full name is Wine & Charcuterie, and it’s the brainchild of local residents Andy Bell and Jayke Mangion. It has been well received by the community, and it’s set to be one of the most popular restaurants in the area. Clapham Common, SW4 7AA, 020 7622 5502 (wcclapham.co.uk)

AB CRUNCHES ON THE COMMON July saw the launch of an outdoor gym facility on Clapham Common. The new structures can be found on the Westside, Battersea Rise and Northside parts of the common. The fitness areas are part of an ongoing recreation development, which will see the installation of exercise equipment for joggers, weightlifters and football teams. Instead of using a gym this month, why not work out on the Common and get a tan at the same time?

(claphamcommon.org)

Slurp the summer away Drinking cocktails is an enjoyable pastime, but it can be an expensive one. Luckily for Balham’s residents, Harrison’s is offering cocktails at a mere £5 every evening between Wednesday and Sunday this summer. It’s perfect if you want to enjoy a vanilla apple martini (or three!) without spending too much money.

From 5pm Wednesday to Sunday, 15-19 Bedford Hill, Balham, SW12 9EX, 020 8675 6900, (harrisonsbalham.co.uk) -5-


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WANDSWORTH

TAKE ON A CHALLENGE Children between the ages of four and 11 are invited to pick up their books in a six-week summer reading challenge. Wandsworth Town Library is taking part in the event which is run by The Reading Agency. This year’s theme is Mythical Maze, and it’s sure to inspire the imaginations of young ones. The challenge runs through until the end of August, the aim is to read six books in six weeks and it’s all free. Find a comfortable spot and get reading!

(summerreadingchallenge.org.uk)

DRAWINGS / Sarah McIntyre/2014 Summer Reading Challenge

A TIME TO REMEMBER July saw the beginning of Wandsworth Council’s commemoration of World War One with the unveiling of its newest memorial in Wandsworth Cemetery. The council has four years of events planned, mirroring the length of the war on its 100th anniversary.

(wandsworth.gov.uk)

TOUR DE WANDSWORTH Wandsworth Council recently announced that the use of Barclays bikes in the area is on the rise. The bikes are reportedly used up to 2,500 times a day, which suggests that local residents are ditching cars and public transport and taking to two wheels. Known as ‘Boris bikes’, they’re now a common sight in the area after the council campaigned for their introduction in December 2013. If the trend continues, Wandsworth might soon resemble bicycle-loving Amsterdam. © Clive Chilvers

Words / Tom Hagues

(wandsworth.gov.uk)

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

13 August

23 & 24 August

26 August

ALL THAT SPARKLES

MUSIC MATTERS

RETRO ROCKS

Do you think you know your Cava from your Crémant? Those who have a taste for the finer things in life should check out the Sparkling Wine Tasting event at The Wine Tasting Shop in Balham this month. The evening will include sampling fine wines from all over the world, including a top-class Champagne. Canapés and cheese will also be served to accompany the wines and, afterwards, there will be the option of buying a bottle or two. The shop sells a range of wines, including bottles from regions that aren’t as well-known, perfect if you’re after something unusual.

Twelve months after celebrating its 10-year anniversary, electronic music festival South West Four returns to Clapham Common over August bank holiday weekend with headline acts including Above & Beyond, Alesso and Sasha. Eighty of the world’s leading DJs and live electronic acts, as well as tens of thousands of dance music enthusiasts, will help write the next chapter in SW4’s illustrious history. DJ Erick Morillo said: “There are not many cities in the world that would host a dance music festival in the backyard of their capital!”

The Vintage Event is back this summer, and the venue will be packed with stalls selling men’s and women’s fashion, accessories, tea sets, gifts and homeware. The fair will sell items from the 1920s right through to the 1980s; perfect if you like styling from a bygone era. There will also be a pop-up gin and tea room and beauty parlour, so there’s plenty to keep you busy. If you’re feeling a little peckish, you can grab a bite to eat from the food stalls, and there’s a bar to boot. With live music playing, you can rock ‘n’ roll all day long.

£22 per person, 7.30pm - 9pm,18 Hildreth Street, SW12 9RQ, 0208 616 8658

£110 weekend tickets available, day tickets can also be purchased (southwestfour.com)

Free entry, 12pm-6pm, Balham Bowls Club, 7-9 Ramsden Road, SW12 8QX, 020 8673 4700

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28 & 29 August

Until 29 August

31 August

A POWERFUL PERFORMANCE

KEEPING THE LITTLE ONEs ENTERTAINED

BORN TO RUN

Return to the Voice is a brand-new theatrical spectacle from multi award-winning Polish company Song of the Goat. Inspired by ancient Gaelic and Scottish music, including laments for death and love, psalms and songs of exile, it will blend contemporary performance with ancient texts, music, dance and song. From its base in Wroclaw, Poland, the company constantly develops its approaches and performances with the aim of giving audiences a profound experience to reaffirm their own sensitivity.

Battersea Sports Centre Summer Camp has plenty to keep kids occupied this summer. Children from the age of seven to 13 can participate in an array of sporting activities, including football, dance and trampolining, as well as arts and crafts. It’s the perfect place for young ones to run around and make new friends. And with the option of paying for the day or the week, there’s lots of flexibility in case you’re jetting away on holiday.

£12, £9 for concessions, 8pm, Battersea Arts Centre, SW11 5TN, 020 7223 2223 (bac.org.uk)

£10.50 per day or £47 per week paid in advance, 10 per cent discount for siblings, Times vary, Battersea Sports Centre, Hope Street, SW11 2DA, 020 8871 8529

The Clapham Common Series 2014 sees the penultimate race on the last day of August. Runners have the option to complete the five-kilometre lap once, twice or three times, and there’s a two-kilometre kids course too. The route is generally flat, but there are some hilly areas, and participants are split into groups, whether they are elite athletes or beginners. Chip times will also be provided, so if you get the running bug, you can enter the last race on 12 October to try to improve your time.

2km £8.75, 5km £15.75, 10km £18.75, 15km £20.75, 8.45am, Clapham Common Bandstand (innovationsports.co.uk)

ALL THAT SPARKLES KEEPING THE LITTLE ONEs ENTERTAINED

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Cooking up a storm Asian cuisine is a huge part of UK food culture, but the world’s largest continent still has a lot more to offer. Step forward Malaysian chef Norman Musa. He chats to Francesca Lee about his favourite dish, cooking for the Prime Minister and educating local residents

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i, Norman, we’re excited to hear that you’re attending the Foodies Festival again this year, but let’s take you back a few years; what is your earliest cooking memory? I have many fond memories that stem back to when I used to help my mum in the kitchen. Even then, I found that cooking came naturally to me. You’ve built up a strong reputation for Malaysian cuisine, but what exactly is it that makes a dish? It needs to be spicy and have a kick. This mainly comes from the chilli, but it can come from other ingredients such as peppercorns. You’re known for inspiring others to cook Malaysian food, but how easy is it to buy the ingredients in the UK? I would say 90 per cent are readily available; although herbs such as ginger flower (also known as torch ginger) and turmeric leaves can be tricky to get hold of.

So, how do you go about creating such fusions? The idea is to pair ingredients and work out how they can complement one another. Malaysian produce is varied and flavoursome, but the concept and execution are very similar for every dish. What do others think of you mixing contemporary and authentic flavours? I have been challenged a few times by my fellow Malaysians about the authenticity of my dishes but my argument is that you have to develop cost-effective and easier methods of cooking it without jeopardising the flavour to make it affordable and accessible. The same goes for the availability of ingredients and using local food. Having said that, there will always be those who can’t accept that some meals work well, or even better, with different produce. Do you have any secret recipes? No I don’t; sharing is caring! All of them are readily available in my books, online and through my weekly newsletter. I once shared the ‘secret’ of making roti canai flatbread on YouTube, which is a recipe most roti chefs in Malaysia like to keep to themselves.

How about recommendations; do you have a particular dish that you would suggest to someone if they have never cooked Malaysian food before? Curry laksa. Every time I mention it to anyone, they say ‘That sounds delicious!’, even though they might not have a clue what the dish tastes like! One of your main focuses is to make more people aware of Malaysian food. Have any countries on your tours influenced you to adapt your dishes to create something new and innovative? My recent trip to Barcelona inspired me to create fusion recipes. I also once introduced rendang beef wellington when I was a guest on MasterChef Malaysia. It was featured in Jamie Oliver magazine too as a Commonwealth dish fit for the Queen during her Jubilee year.

Do you prefer to cook for hundreds of people at a food festival, for example, or for a handful of people in a small kitchen at your supper club [he owns and cooks at Ning, his restaurant in Manchester]? Cooking for a mass of people is a lot more exciting as there’s always a buzz and an atmosphere. However, my supper clubs are very popular and my regular guests can be quite loud at times too! You’ve cooked for a whole host of notable people. Who was your most memorable? Without a doubt, it was David Cameron. The organiser

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Malaysian produce is varied and flavoursome, but the concept and execution are very similar for every dish

Be inspired by Norman and make your own masterpiece using this delicious recipe

Prawn Curry Laksa Serves: two people Ingredients

kept it a secret for a few days and only told me 24 hours before the event who I’d be cooking for. My nerves nearly got the better of me while I was shopping for the ingredients as I was just so overwhelmed! Luckily, I was fine on the day. What’s your favourite TV cookery show that you’ve appeared in? Market Kitchen with Rachel Allen; she was lovely. More recently, I’ve worked on a new BBC cookery show that will be on screen in autumn 2014, but my lips have to remain sealed about that one I’m afraid. What are you currently working on? Quite a lot of things, including my new cookbook, creating a cookery school and starting a supper club in Malaysia, to name but a few! Your interests are varied: dancing, cooking and even the interior design of your restaurant. Is it all inspired by Malay culture? I joined a traditional Malay dancing group after I got bored with my then-daytime job as a quantity surveyor, and I’ve even performed for the Queen. However, cooking is what I’m most passionate about. The kitchen has transformed my personality – as the saying goes, you shine when you’re in your element and I’m certainly in mine when I’m cooking.

How is your experience helping others? Teaching new chefs is something that’s still fairly new to me. I recently taught at Leiths School of Food and Wine, which was an honour. I also ran a supper club with students at the Hospitality Guild. If I can help young chefs, I will; and it makes me happy to see my efforts enlighten others. What will you be doing at the Foodies Festival in Battersea? I will be running cookery classes and will also have my latest book and some of my products on sale. What are you looking forward to most about it? The crowd is fantastic. There were a lot of people at my demonstration last year, which was great. I simply love that it’s full of independent and local businesses. n

Norman Musa will be at the Foodies Festival in the Chefs Theatre on 15 August at 4.30pm. The event will take place the weekend of 15 - 17 August. There will be masterclasses, tastings and fabulous food on offer, as well as tasty tipples and live music. Highlights include the Chill Out Cocktail bar, Chocolate, Cake, Bake and Preserves Theatre, Vintage Tea Tent and Children’s Cookery Theatre. Friday tickets cost £12; Saturday and Sunday tickets cost £15 and three-day adult tickets cost £25. VIP tickets are also available (foodiesfestival.com)

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• 6 tablespoons of cooking oil • 10 king prawns, with shells on (about 300g) • 150g vermicelli noodles, soaked in boiling water for 10 minutes to soften • 100g spinach • 75g beansprouts • Six pieces of tofu • ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder • ½ teaspoon of shrimp paste • 750ml water • 2 teaspoons of salt • 1 tablespoon of sugar • 100ml coconut milk • Juice of 1 lime Dry ingredients • 1 tablespoon of coriander seeds • 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds • 1 star anise • 1 cinnamon bark (about 5cm long) • ½ teaspoon of black peppercorns • 2 green cardamoms Wet ingredients • 4 dried chillies, soaked in boiling water for 5 minutes to soften • 8 shallots • 4 cloves of garlic • 2.5cm of root ginger • 2 lemongrass stalks (only use bottom halves) • 50ml water Method 1. Toast the dry ingredients in a wok or pan until fragrant, then cool down for 5 minutes. Use a pestle and mortar (or a coffee grinder) to pound them until fine. Set aside. 2. Blend the wet ingredients until puréed. In a bowl, mix the dry and wet ingredients together with the turmeric powder, shrimp paste, salt and sugar. Mix well. 3. Heat up the cooking oil and fry the spice mixture until fragrant. Add water and prawns. Bring to boil and then simmer on a low heat for 15 minutes. Next, add coconut milk, lime juice, tofu and spinach. Cook for another 5 minutes. Turn off the heat. 4. Put noodles and beansprouts in a separate big bowl and pour over the gravy with prawns, spinach and tofu. Garnish with fried shallots, coriander leaves and sliced chillies.


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The world is your

Francesca Lee talks oysters, festivals and buses with two Battersea residents

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am sitting in a comfortable family living room in Battersea, chatting to husband and wife team David and Eleanor Leyden Dunbar, owners and founders of The Upper Deck Bar, an inspiring new pop-up oyster and Champagne bar within a converted double-decker bus. As I sip on a lovely cup of tea – being a morning interview, Champagne might be slightly excessive – I ask them about their inspiration for the travelling bar. ‘We don’t have a history of loving buses or working in the food industry,’ professes David. ‘However, last year we attended Radio 2’s Festival in a Day and noticed a stand run by the Hummingbird Bakery which was selling cupcakes. Even though it was a really small stand, customers were happy to wait for an hour to purchase one – it had queues longer than the bars and toilets!’ It was during a trip to Scotland that David and Eleanor’s first ideas for a business venture started to kindle, while enjoying a glass or two of Champagne and oysters, of course. ‘One of our favourite spots is a little restaurant and oyster bar in Loch Fyne, which we visit whenever we’re there,’ says David. ‘My wife and I were discussing about how festivals have become really popular, and that the food they sell has moved on so much since the traditional burger van. Nowadays, customers have very discerning tastes, and they have the choice of some amazing gourmet food on offer.’ Herein the concept of The Upper Deck Bar was born. ‘We spent our evenings looking at buses, trying to decide which one to choose,’ says Eleanor, explaining how they finally decided on an opentopped 1971 Daimler Fleetline, which they have restored and converted – all while Eleanor was pregnant with their first child Phoebe. With their strong connections to Scotland [David is Scottish], it was only logical that the couple chose to feature Loch Fyne oysters as their main offering for the business. ‘We actually had Loch Fyne oysters at our wedding, which made a great talking point for our guests,’ points out Eleanor. ‘Our bus is also available to hire for couple’s big days so other people can try oysters and Champagne for themselves.’ In addition to the seafood, they also searched for the perfect drink to accompany the oysters. As part of their discussions, the couple discovered Joseph Perrier Champagne, which is officially linked to Loch Fyne oysters. ‘It’s very drinkable!’ says David. ‘It makes sense for us to encourage customers to buy the oysters, with their very salty flavour, together with a mellow Champagne to wash them down.’ In fact, their most popular offering is their ‘combo deal’ – a glass of Champagne with two oysters – specifically combined because they feel the two should always be tried together. ‘Many people want to try oysters but don’t necessarily want to take a risk by spending a large amount in a restaurant for them,’ suggests Eleanor. David adds: ‘In Victorian London, oysters used to be abundant and cheaper than meat; it’s only recently that they’ve become such a status symbol. Our offer works because it provides a small taster for people, especially for those who have never tried them before.’ So, I ask, what has been the reaction to such

In Victorian London, oysters used to be abundant and cheaper than meat; it’s only recently that they’ve become such a status symbol high-end fare so far? ‘There’s a big demand as it’s something new and exciting,’ David reflects. ‘This year though we’re trying to find the best events to go to.’ However, having already got Silverstone, Twickenham Foodies Festival and Clapham’s very own Calling Festival under their belts, it seems it’s something they’re taking in their stride. If all of this has whetted your appetite, residents will be pleased to discover that The Upper Deck Bar will soon be featuring at The Foodies Festival at Battersea Park from 15-17 August. David concludes: ‘It’s nice that our local friends can come and see what we do finally!’. I for one will certainly be propping up the bar at that particular weekend. n

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3. Belvoir Ginger Beer This is a summer classic and is also great as part of a Moscow Mule cocktail. Shake it in a mixer with vodka, lime juice and ice and garnish with a wedge of lime.

6. Fentimans Rose Lemonade The Fentimans range is popular for its old-fashioned see-through bottles. The pale pink of this rose lemonade is refreshing just to look at, and the taste doesn’t disappoint either. It’s best gulped down in the shade as you take a breather from the sun.

4. Pimm’s Blackberry and Elderflower Pimm’s is a part of English summer heritage. This newest flavour is exciting and perfectly suited for a garden party or countryside picnic. Elderflower is a delicate, floral flavour that complements the blackberry’s tart sweetness. Mix with lemonade and garnish with juicy blackberries for an English hedgerow in a glass.

7. Skinny Rosé Champagne Keep the calories down with this new skinny rosé Champagne. It’s dominated by red fruits, including strawberries and raspberries, but with 0 per cent residual sugar it’s the ideal drink for the waistline. Sip it on a hot summer’s day. n

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Beaches & B

Tom Hagues finds out what Clapham Books and

One Three One

Life After Life

by Julian Cope

by Kate Atkinson

Down-and-out 80s pop singer Rock Section is kidnapped during the 1990 World Cup, taken to Sardinia and tortured. One Three One invites readers along for the bumpy ride as Rock returns to the scene of the crime and finds a lot more than he bargained for. Author Julian Cope has poured his experiences as a rock musician, poet and outspoken cultural commentator into his début novel. The time-travelling plot defies rhyme or reason, making it one of the most compelling summer reads of the year. (£14.99 paperback)

Ursula Todd could have lived various other lives, and some of these are explored in Life After Life. She is born on 11 February 1910 to an upper-middle-class British family in a freezing blizzard. However, all is not as it seems as in the first version of her life, she is strangled by her umbilical cord and dies. As the chapters progress, Kate Atkinson presents later paths of Ursula’s life that include her suffering through World War Two, where she witnesses the devastating results of the Blitz. She comes to suspect, however, through a particularly strong sense of déjà vu, that she has lived before. With this hunch, Ursula decides to try to prevent the war by killing Adolf Hitler in late 1930. (£7.99 paperback).

How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran

Roy Butlin, manager at Clapham Books, said: I had to keep coming back to it and reading bits at a time because there’s a lot to take in. You have to be in the mood for something a bit abstract like this, but it’s a great chance to read something that’s a little bit different.

Ed McGarry, Clapham Books’ co-owner and Roy recommend it because: It’s the number one best-selling book in the shop.

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Johanna Morrigan is a 14- year-old girl who, after embarrassing herself on television, decides that there is no point in being herself any more. Instead, she becomes Dolly Wilde, a modern-day heroine. She comes to the conclusion that she will save her povertystricken Bohemian family by becoming a writer. However, all is not as it seems and, by the age of 16, she’s smoking cigarettes, getting drunk and working for a music paper. As time passes, Johanna begins to question whether she has managed to build a girl successfully, or whether she’s missing something important. (£14.99 hardback).

Ed and Roy at Clapham Books recommend it because: Its release has been highly anticipated due to Caitlin Moran’s reputation as an entertaining writer and storyteller as well as a popular columnist for The Times.

The Elusive Language of Ducks by Judith White After Hannah’s mother dies, she’s given a duckling in the hope that it will help her overcome her overwhelming grief. For a while, the duckling eases Hannah’s pain, but she begins to alienate those around her and, as the duck takes over her world, past secrets are exposed. The Elusive Language of Ducks is a moving exploration of the relationship between a woman, a duck and her dead mother. (£8.99 paperback).

Roy at Clapham Books said: Judith White’s novel is sad but very funny at the same time. It’s a perfect alternative to other summer reads because it’s about coping with grief and the effect it can have on someone when they’ve lost a loved one, plus it highlights just how everyone deals with extreme emotions.


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London Belongs to Me

All the Birds, Singing

Fragrant Harbour

A Crisis of Brilliance

by Norman Collins

by Evie Wyld

by John Lanchester

by David Boyd Haycock

Working-class London on the eve of the Second World War is the backdrop to London Belongs to Me. It’s 1938, and the conflict is imminent. The city doesn’t stop and people continue to work, drink and go about their daily business. At a lodging-house in Kennington, the book’s five protagonists Mr Josser, Connie Coke, Mr Puddy, widowed landlady Mrs Vizzard and young Percy Boon are trying their best to get on with their varied lives as events unfold around them. (£10.99 paperback).

Jake Whyte is the only resident of an old farmhouse on an anonymous British island, a place of violent weather. It’s just her, her companion Dog and her beloved flock of sheep, which is how she likes it. Despite Jake being the only one on the isolated island, something begins attacking the sheep. Every now and then, a mysterious hunter takes one and tears it to shreds. It could be the foxes that live in the woods, but a more unnerving assumption is that it’s something to do with a strange boy and man and a terrifying beast who roam among the trees. Jake’s unknown past, despite it spanning thousands of years might be the answer to the mystery. (£8.99 paperback).

Fragrant Harbour is the story of four people whose lives span Asia’s last 70 years. Tom Stewart leaves England to find his fortune and discovers it by running Hong Kong’s most famous hotel. On the boat to the Asian continent, Tom meets Sister Maria, a beautiful Chinese nun who he remains friends with for the whole of his life in Hong Kong. Throughout the decades, Tom experiences the Japanese occupation of the city, as well as the influx of financiers, warlords and Chinese gangsters. His life as a Hong Kong hotelier is far from quiet. It’s a tale that combines long-lasting friendships and turbulence in a foreign land. (£8.99 paperback).

A Crisis of Brilliance is David Boyd Haycock’s latest non-fiction work that explores the lives of five of the most influential British artists of the 20th century: Stanley Spencer, Paul Nash, Mark Gertler, Richard Nevinson and Dora Carrington. Hailing from diverse backgrounds, the group met before World War One as students at the Slade School of Art, where they formed what their teacher Henry Tonks described as the school’s last ‘crisis of brilliance’. It’s an informative and eye-opening account of a world that was overshadowed by the events of the war that consumed much of Europe. (£20 hardback).

Ed and Roy at Clapham Books recommend it because: The book is set in South London, so it’s relevant to the area near where we are based. It’s also recently been released in the Penguin Classics range, so it’s a good chance to read a classic book that you might not have heard of before.

Viv Taylor Gee, chair of the board of Northcote Books, recommends it because: It has won so many plaudits, including the 2014 Miles Franklin Award.

Viv at Northcote Books recommends it because: I like sagas that engage you with a family’s fortunes and sweep through generations as long as they have a touch of humour, which this one does.

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Viv at Northcote Books says: This book is perfect for anyone who has been fascinated by the behaviour of the Avant Garde set at this tumultuous time.


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Reviews Two board members of Northcote Books, Viv Taylor Gee and Ivor Rawlinson, review two of their favourite summer reads

AN ICY EXECUTION

KNOWLEDGE IS SURVIVAL

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent (£7.99 paperback). Review by Viv Taylor Gee.

The Knowledge: How to Rebuild our World from Scratch by Lewis Dartnell (£20 hardback). Review by Ivor Rawlinson.

Usually I like an easy read, but sometimes I enjoy the challenge of something that’s a little bit different. I must admit, I balked at starting a book where the first few pages consist of notes on patronymic naming systems in Iceland, and Icelandic pronunciation; but don’t be afraid, I found it hard to put down. The protagonist in Hannah Kent’s Burial Rites may seem hard to empathise with initially as the novel is based on the true story of Agnes Magnúsdóttir, a woman who was convicted of murder in Iceland in 1829. As Iceland had no prisons, Agnes was held at a farm for the winter where she was guarded by the farmer’s wife and daughters. The story is told from several different perspectives, and with the support of a number of documents from the case that the story is based upon, the narrative flows well. I found myself not noticing the writing style because the detail and dialogue rings so true. The plot tells the reader what becomes of Agnes as she’s delivered, half-starved, silent and shackled in irons, to the farm where she’s confronted by the parents, their daughters, an inexperienced pastor and the district commissioner. The ending is envisaged but did she or didn’t she commit the murder? This is a novel about how we are perceived by other people and the idea of who we believe ourselves to be. In lyrical prose, Hannah Kent asks; how can a woman hope to survive when her life depends upon stories told by others?

The popularity of survival programmes on television suggests that many of us feel as though we’ve forgotten how we came to be such a civilised species. British scientist Dr Lewis Dartnell has produced a fascinating and thoroughly researched guide about how we could rebuild civilisation after a cataclysm. He teaches that, in order to produce essentials like food, power and medicines, we need to be equipped with knowledge. Without knowing how to purify water, grow food and make clothes, we would be condemned to the dark ages again. After reading the book, it becomes apparent that a basic understanding of science, especially chemistry, will make survival easier to achieve. It also highlights the fact that, in the event of rebuilding the world, educated and rational thinking is more important than superstition. It makes the reader realise that we take so many of our amenities and immunities for granted. For example, without the knowledge to make a simple oral rehydration mixture of water, salt and sugar to survive cholera, many would undoubtedly die from it. Other things that the reader wouldn’t think of are included, too. For example, someone needs to know how to make paper, and everyone needs to know which foods are best at sustaining life. It’s all in The Knowledge, which contains interesting but unexpected anecdotes, such as why carrots, which were originally white, became orange. It’s certainly a stimulating read for all thoughtful adults. n

Northcote Books Limited will be a community-owned, professionally-run bookshop. It will launch its community shares this autumn (northcotebooks.com)

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INTERIOR NEWS All the latest products from around the area

Make a statement Check out this chandelier that’s new to Circa Battersea’s collection. The mid-20th-century lighting and furniture shop is selling the monumental Italian Chandelier by Sciolari Italy circa-1960s for £2,200.

Axel dining table, £1,150, Black Hawk large chest, £1,975, Charlie Chair in Vintage Throne, £975, Faraday Pendant in Clear, £525

551 Battersea Park Road, SW11 3BL (circabattersea.com)

themespiration Leading British furniture retailer Barker and Stonehouse has extended its portfolio of Timothy Oulton furniture and accessories by introducing four of the brand’s inspiring new collections for 2014: The Bert Jet, Adventurer, Coastal Drift and Age of rand 3-se ater sofa from £2,7 , from £3 25 ,100, Pyra Architect , the Zig Zag tabl Elegance. Jet was inspired by speed racing; mid ural Book e case, £5,0 lamp, £975, Bom side tables, bee Ches 50 Adventurer is perfect for those with a love t, £3,875 , for travel; Coastal Drift’s theme is sea escapes and endless summers; while Age of Elegance harks back to the 1920s. In celebration, the Timothy Oulton furniture space in the Battersea store has been updated with a striking, new installation. Last month, the store celebrated its one-year anniversary. Many congratulations from the Journal.

Kids’ corner Piccoli and Co, a children’s store in Clapham, has launched its online shop. The boutique, which specialises in beautiful products based on 19th-century antiques, will be selling everything from its custom-made furniture and bedding to its monogramming services on its website.

100 York Rd, SW11 3RD (barkerandstonehouse.co.uk)

Celebrate a century To honour 100 years of illustrator Tove Jansson, creator of the well-renowned characters the Moomins, Places and Spaces is selling a number of limited-edition products. The Moomins started as a comic strip but have also been featured in a series of books and TV programmes. The Journal loves this mug (right), it’s perfect for a cuppa!

30 Old Town, SW4 0LB (placesandspaces.com)

Moses basket, £120

63 Abbeville Road, SW4 9JW (piccoliandco.com) Limited-edition Moomins mug, £16.95

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Wall art This new hand-printed silk is oh-so chic and the perfect evocation of the beautiful Chinoiserie “papiers peints” that came out of France in the 18th century. It can also be backed with paper to create an extra wide wall covering and is available in four different colourways.

The Old Imperial Laundry, 71 Warriner Gardens, SW11 4XW (beaumontand fletcher.com)

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Bold and beautiful PINCH, a furniture and lighting design company based in Clapham North Art Centre, has launched a new range, as well as line extensions. The company, which specialises in creating small collections and bespoke items, released some of its products at Clerkenwell Design Week in May, and is showcasing the remainder at the London Design Festival, taking place from 13 to 21 September. The new pieces emphasise the brand’s focus on strong shapes and quality. The Journal likes this Float table, which was inspired by fishermen’s boats and comes in a variety of shades, priced £595 each, and this Lombard shelving unit at £2,350.

By appointment only, Unit 1W, Clapham North Art Centre, 26-32 Voltaire Road SW4 6DH (pinchdesign.com)

Something old, something new Quirky Dovetail is now offering furniture-painting day courses. Transform one of your pieces in the Balham-based workshop with advice from local experts. You’ll be shown everything from careful preparation and the techniques of hand-painting, through to distressing and finishing. There will also be a selection of Farrow & Ball’s neutrals range and finishing wax available, plus refreshments and a light lunch. However, make sure you come equipped with your own paintbrushes, paint-proof clothing, sturdy footwear and the item you wish to transform. The courses run from 10am to 5pm with a 45-minute break for lunch. The next course is on 4 August and costs £125.

07830 092 782 or 07930 410 277, alternatively contact any either of their shops on 24 Ritherdon Road SW17 8QD or Woodlark, 32 Clapham Old Town SW4 OLB (quirkydovetail.co.uk)

Brandon small sofa, from £849

Take a seat Kick back and relax on this new settee from Sofa Workshop. Its clean, contemporary lines make it a statement piece for the modern home. Available in a range of different fabrics, there’s plenty of choice to match it to your décor. Images courtesy of James Merrell

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London City Skyline poster, £47.50, mapsinternational.co.uk

Nothing says summer more than ice lollies. Frame your al fresco snaps with these creative lights, £21, berryred.co.uk

Bring a taste of the Balearics into your home with this smart piece, £995, frenchbedroomcompany.co.uk

All things

bright and beautiful

This contemporary rug will make an impact in any home, from £89, kelaty.com

Store all your Journals in this magazine holder, £25, tch.net

Mix rainbow colours for chic summer décor Add a splash of colour with this jungle-inspired cushion, £90, in-spaces.com

Place a bloom in one of these eight multi-stem vases, £25, whitemint.co.uk

Bookworms will love this Charlie and the Chocolate Factory full-text poster, £29.50, homecandy.com

This chair will add style and sophistication in spades, £129, made.com

Words / Francesa Lee

Use this multi-purpose side table inside or outside, £249, boqa.fr/en

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Purple rain

Wandsworth resident and garden designer Caroline Garland takes her pick of 10 purple plants that are ideal for summer borders

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love the colour purple in a summer border. It is often overlooked but blends in beautifully with greens, whites, yellows, pinks and, believe it or not, reds. The following 10 blooms are pretty robust (apart from clematis) and flower well. They all love the sun – particularly good for a south-facing border – and will provide fabulous colour for a wonderful, long-flowering period. What’s more, they will re-grow year after year. Three of them: Lavendula intermedia, Teucrium fruticans and Erysimum are evergreen so will give you some interest during the winter months too. 1. Teucrium fruticans ‘Azureum’ is an evergreen shrub with white, felted shoots and small, ovalshaped, glossy dark-green leaves. It produces small light-purple flowers in summer and is a great filler plant.

through to autumn. Its untamed appearance means it has become popular recently as it works well with the current trend for naturalistic planting. 6. L  avendula intermedia ‘Heavenly Scent’ is a must-have for many gardens. This shrub has bushy, grey-green foliage and dense, soft-violet blooms. It’s perfect for filling out the front of any border, but can also look quite formal if kept clipped and tidy.

Phlox paniculata is a pretty perennial with clusters of fragrant flowers in deep magenta and mauve that sprout from around mid-summer

2. Clematis ‘Arabella’ is known for its long-flowering season, which starts in June and peaks from July to September. It makes a bright and bold addition in any border.

7. Rosmarinus ‘Miss Jessop’s Upright’ is a compact, medium-sized evergreen shrub with aromatic, narrow, oblong-shaped dark-green leaves. Small, two-lipped lightpurple and blue flowers grow in spring and summer. 8. P  hlox paniculata ‘Purple Flame’ is a pretty perennial with large clusters of fragrant flowers in deepmagenta and mauve that sprout from around mid-summer. 9. Linaria purpurea ‘Purple Toadflax’ is a popular cottage-garden flower which has tall, slender spikes of violet flowers that appear until autumn. It will gently self-seed into other places, but it never becomes a nuisance. 10. Thalictrum delavayi ‘Hewitt’s Double’ has sprays of flowers that from a distance look like a purple mist hovering among other plants. It’s invaluable for providing contrast with heavier blooms and will tolerate shade too. n

3. Erysimum ‘Bowles’s Mauve’ is a bushy, evergreen perennial with narrow, dark grey-green leaves and rich mauve flowers. 4. Geranium ‘Rozanne’ is a quickspreading perennial and a great filler plant. 5. Verbena bonariensis is a tall perennial which can grow two metres in height. It produces sparse, oblong-shaped leaves with large, branched clusters of small purple flowers from summer

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Pictures at the

Power Station Move over the multiplex: Lauren Romano visits Battersea Power Station for a cinema pop-up with a difference

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History in the making It would be short-sighted to shrug the event off as little more than a great night out, however. After all, The Power of Summer is history in the making as the event will be the last opportunity the general public has to visit the Power Station before its imminent redevelopment. The small matter of the sprawling site’s future legacy is something that Dave Twohig, head of design and placemaking at the Battersea Power Station Development Company, anticipates with excitement. ‘Without a doubt the Power Station’s four chimneys have left an indelible mark on London’s skyline. The building is one of London’s quintessential landmarks and its enduring appeal has been spurred by various cultural outlets that have featured the building – from gracing the cover of Pink Floyd’s Animals album to serving as a backdrop for numerous films and television episodes,’ he explains. For anyone who wants to snoop around but isn’t in the mood for a movie, Dave is quick to point out that entrance to the site is free on weekdays and £5 on evenings and weekends. From the vertiginous chimneys, whose millions of bricks resemble tiny Lego blocks stacked up in a dizzying Jenga tower, to the cavernous, skeletal interior, just visible beyond the screen, there’s certainly plenty to marvel at. ‘We felt that The Power of Summer was the perfect opportunity to get people on site and experience what the permanent riverside park will be like in the future,’ Dave explains. ‘Public events are

Public events are very important for the project and its legacy. For too long only a limited number of people could get up close to the Power Station

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he generators will be fired up at Battersea Power Station once more this summer. Celluloid takes the place of coal as the landmark brick cathedral’s new fuel, however, as The Power of Summer, a seven-week outdoor cinema and street-food celebration gets under way. The team at the Power Station has joined forces with Everyman cinemas, gastronomic nomads Street Feast and Heineken to curate a silver-screen experience like no other. Forget pick ‘n’ mix that’s more expensive per gram than gold bullion or straining to follow a film over the hyena cackles of teenagers on double dates; The Power of Summer is a far cry from your run-of-the mill picture house. Classics such as The Graduate and Pulp Fiction share the nine-metre LED screen with more recent blockbusters and a number of films for younger viewers, which will all be screened outside against the backdrop of the building’s soaring chimneys. With more food and drink options than you can shake your popcorn bucket at, the Street Feast traders are blazing a trail of tacos, hot dogs, macaroni cheese and the grown-up take on a Slush Puppy – the frozen tequila colada – in their wake. After a swift prayer for sunshine and blue skies, visitors can sink into a beanbag, slip on their headphones and tune in while munching on pots of wasabi peas. Splashing out a few extra pennies gets couples or groups of four their own private pod, complete with pre-film table service. With refreshing mojitos, slow-cooked short rib burgers from Le Bun and doughnuts smothered in salted caramel and pecans delivered to your seat, this is cinema at its most gluttonous.

The best of the flicks Grab a frozen tequila colada and settle down to watch all the action:

8 August Withnail and I, 6pm

9 August The Full Monty, 6.20pm

9 August Saturday Night Fever, 9pm

13 August Fantastic Mr Fox, 7pm

14 August The Wicker Man, 9pm

16 August Lady and the Tramp, 3pm

16 August Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 5pm

17 August Jurassic Park, 1.40pm

very important for the project and its legacy. For too long only a limited number of people could get up close to the Power Station.’ Happily ever after? The pop-up certainly makes the most of its spectacular riverside location. Bread Collective has created the playful signage and overall look and feel of the site, while the cinema and park structure are the work of Paddy Austin at Cities in the Dark. But despite the colourful distractions, the history of this long-abandoned address is hard to shake off, with redundant industrial contraptions lining the quiet riverside walk up to the main arena. But what will happen once the redevelopment gets into full swing? ‘The Power of Summer is just the beginning of a dynamic programme of public events,’ Dave assures. ‘We’re looking forward to opening the permanent riverfront park in 2016, which has been designed by our landscape architects LDA Design and Exterior Architecture to accommodate a whole array of public events – from large outdoor markets and exhibitions to smaller, more informal gatherings such as outdoor yoga classes and lunchtime concerts,’ he adds, as the sun begins its slow descent behind the chimneys. One thing’s for sure, Battersea Power Station isn’t going to run out of steam anytime soon. n The Power of Summer runs until 31 August. Site admission to the park is free before 5.30pm on weekdays or £5 after and on weekends. Cinema matinee tickets from £10 to £15 (children £7.50); evening tickets from £15 to £25. For full programme information or to purchase tickets, visit everymancinema.com/thepower ofsummer

The best fiver you’ll ever spend Films aren’t the only things on the agenda this summer at Battersea Power Station. Hobby-makers the Indytute will be holding a series of daytime workshops as part of The Power of Summer. If you’ve ever wanted to brush up on your illustrations, mural painting, cocktail-making, chocolate-crafting or yoga skills, visit indytute.com to get involved. Workshops £5 (indytute.com)

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BEAUTY NEWS Tom Hagues reports on this summer’s latest beauty products and treatments from around the local area

SATISFY THE SENSES AND THE STOMACH Hotel Verta is a well-established spa hotel in the heart of Battersea that has recently revamped its Luxury Spa Day package. It features the usual 55-minute treatment of choice, use of the spa facilities for four hours and, since June, it has included afternoon tea or a two-course lunch in the Terrace Bar in the hotel. Spa Verta has also started offering gel manicures and a Leighton Denny Expert Nails manicure.

£100, Monday to Thursday, £115, Friday to Sunday, 10.30am to 6pm, Hotel Verta, Bridges Wharf, SW11 3BE, 020 7801 3500 (hotelverta.com)

GIVE YOUR FEET A TREAT LAST OF THE SUMMER SNEEZE For those who suffer from hayfever, trying to enjoy the weather can become an arduous, sneeze-filled task. This Pollen Trap Balm is designed to stop you from suffering some of the symptoms. To use, smear a thin layer of the balm around your nostrils, where the pollen would normally get inhaled. The pollen will then get stuck to the balm and stay out of your nose.

£4.95, The Hive Honey Shop, 93 Northcote Road, SW11 6PL, 020 7924 6233 (thehivehoneyshop.co.uk)

After walking through Battersea Park under the sweltering sun, your feet can get tired and achy. The Splash and Dash foot spray has recently come back into stock at Verde London and is designed to cool and ease throbbing feet. Its blend of French lavender, peppermint and pine creates a sweet, woody scent that will soothe any walker’s pains.

£12.70, Verde London, 113A Northcote Road, entrance on Wakehurst Road, SW11 6PJ, 020 7223 2095 (verde.co.uk)

A BEAUTY HUB The treatment of the month at All About the Girl is a spray tan using Sienna-X products. It gives a natural-looking tan, and the treatment offers four different tan levels. All About the Girl is also offering a 10 per cent discount on the total price if a Sienna-X product is bought with the treatment. The BIOEffect range is also sold at the salon, which is owned by Tana Ramsay, Gordon Ramsay’s wife. It includes everything from skin serum to day cream, 30-day treatments to body products. Editor Francesca Lee tried it out: ‘Within a couple of uses I noticed my fine lines were smoother and it evened out my skin tone. I definitely noticed immediate results but I’m also incorporating it into my daily skincare regime to see how it will affect my skin on a day-to-day basis.’

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Begin the day with a fresh start with this Honeymania Shower Gel from The Body Shop. Soap-free, it contains Community Fairtrade honey made from the nectar of thousands of wildflowers. £4 for 250ml, thebodyshop.com

Soap and Glory’s new Orangeasm range is ideal for summer. Scented with mandarin, Sicilian lemon and sweet orange-peel oils, the range includes shower gel (£6.50 for 500ml), body butter (£10 for 300ml) and fragrance spray (£12 for 100ml), boots.com

Keep chapped lips at bay with a balm that packs a punch. Infused with strawberry extracts, Landolips 101 Ointment Strawberry makes them kissable in no time. Now that’s what we call versatile. £7.99 for 10ml, victoriahealth.com

Here comes

the sun

Give your cheeks a splash of colour with Soap and Glory’s Sexy Mother Blusher. It glides effortlessly onto cheeks and is available in three fun-named shades: Pinkerbelle, Onomatopeacha and Berry Jamm. £9 for 6.5ml, boots.com

Scrub the blackheads, oil and grit of the day away. Combining natural ingredients, this Good Things Manuka Honey Scrub contains exfoliating particles made from oatmeal and manuka honey. £4.99 for 150ml, boots.com

cabinet this summer

Give your hands a little TLC with this hand cream. Enriched with almond oil and shea butter, it smooths and softens, while the combination of bergamot, ginger and lime oil helps to activate and rejuvenate. £18 for 100ml, janjira.co.uk

It’s easy for pores to get clogged up, especially during long, hot days. Eliminate impurities and ease congestion with this Super Facialist Pore Purifying Clay Mask. Now, where’s the cucumber? £8.99 for 125ml, superfacialist.co.uk, boots.com

If you’ve spent a long day in the sun, it’s important to nourish your skin at night. Although skin naturally repairs and renews itself during shut-eye, give it a helping hand with this cream. £14.99 for 50ml, urbanveda.co.uk

Francesca Lee rounds up the best new beauty buys to spruce up your cosmetic

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STUDYING

the options

A guide to making the right decision about where to study for A-level

Good or bad, your GCSE results open doors

provide one-to-one help and encourage me to pursue my passion to study art at university.’

The exams may be over, school ties loosened and revision timetables torn in two, but if you’re in Year 11 and waiting for your GCSE results, it may be difficult to relax… Results day – it can be a very frightening prospect – particularly if you aren’t entirely sure about what your options are if you don’t achieve the GCSE grades you want. So instead of worrying about what your results slip may look like, read on to discover what options are available to you. You never know, your best option may not be the most obvious. You’ll already be aware that it’s now compulsory for young people to stay in education or training until the age of 18; but for the first time, how you approach the next stage of your education is entirely your decision. That’s why it’s a good idea to find somewhere that offers subjects that you are excited by, in an environment that’s right for you.

Your options: • Stay at your current school for sixth form • Take your A-levels at a sixth-form college • Re-take your GCSEs at a sixth-form college

‘I benefitted from the small classes at Chelsea which ensured I understood the topics taught. The art facilities are excellent, and the opportunity to work with a variety of materials has broadened my horizons. The college provides a lot of support throughout the UCAS process, with my teachers always on hand to

ISABELLA MARTIN – Chelsea Independent College, London

If you feel settled at school and are achieving the grades you want, staying on for sixth form may be your best option – after all, you’re likely to know the teachers and will already be used to their methods of teaching. Alternatively, if you would prefer a more independent learning environment, and would benefit from personalised learning and support, then a sixth-form college may suit you much better. The right college will help increase confidence and build skills to prepare you for university and beyond. At some of the better colleges, smaller class sizes mean teaching is tailored to the individual, which students often prefer.

‘The atmosphere [at college] is great and it feels like the teachers are on a similar level to the students – we can relate to them more and they are more approachable than my teachers at my last school. For me, the best part of Duff Miller College was the positive attitude towards the future, which gave me lots of encouragement.’ PENNY CROCKER – Duff Miller Independent Sixth Form College, London

leading sixth-form college is the much broader range of subject choices available, including specialised and vocational subjects. Are you passionate about Government and Politics, or intrigued by Philosophy? Love to give Computer Science or Law a go? Interested by Accountancy or Business Studies? At college you can find a diverse range of courses, alongside all of the traditional subjects like Maths, English and the Sciences, so you can follow your interests and find a course that will inspire you.

‘I now know that A-levels are not just about getting your aspired grades, but more importantly, it is about enjoying and truly understanding your subjects.’ Roohie Nanda – Lansdowne Independent Sixth-Form College, London The best colleges offer specialised programmes for students who already know what they want to do. For example, get a head start with your career as a doctor by taking a Medical Programme, or give yourself the best possible chance of getting into Oxford or Cambridge with an Oxbridge Preparation Programme. Many young people find that they are much more capable of achieving better grades within a college environment if school methods of teaching haven’t suited them.

Considering a college – what to study

‘Having received poor AS-level grades at my previous school, I thought I would not be able to go to a top university to study medicine… The helpfulness of [college] teachers and their support has aided me to get a place at King’s College to study Medicine.’

One big difference between staying at your school sixth form and moving to a

Beejal Patel – Duff Miller Independent Sixth Form College, London

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Will I have more independence? School can feel overpowering to those who don’t suit the lack of independence. If more than 10 years at school feels like far too long already and you’d rather be in an environment where you can take more responsibility for your learning, now is the perfect time to change. The best colleges will offer dedicated support alongside individual learning programmes so that, with your aspirations in mind, you can achieve your very best at A-level, or improve previous GCSE grades.

‘I felt I had been let down by the standards of teaching at the school, so my family and I decided to look for an alternative. I was initially concerned at the transition from state to private education, but every fear I had diminished on my first day…’ Peter Martin – Lansdowne Independent Sixth-Form College, London What’s the environment like? College is more relaxed and informal in comparison to school. Students and teachers are often on first name terms with each other, and enjoy having discussions

outside, as well as inside, the classroom. It’s a sociable and friendly environment where you will find that you are treated as a young adult and made responsible for your learning – but bear in mind, this suits some students, not everyone! So there are options to continue studying even if I don’t get my grades? There are always options, whether you get your grades or not, and the choices you make now could allow you to achieve what you may have thought impossible. Now’s the time to follow the path that suits you.

‘[College staff] pushed me to achieve the unimaginable and recognised my potential at times that I did not. Their unconditional support and continuous advice have encouraged me to aim for grades that I initially thought were unachievable; they have transformed my perception of myself and enhanced my motivation to strive for my ambitions.’ Zainab Elsaadany – Lansdowne Independent Sixth-Form College, London If your current school doesn’t offer the - 31 -

A-levels or specialist courses that you want to do; if a more informal learning environment suits you better, or if you want to re-take GCSEs with the additional support needed to enable you to improve your grades, then college could be your best option. So make the most of the run-up to results day as an opportunity to think about what the next steps in your education could be – it’s down to you. There are plenty of college open days coming up soon – these are ideal for discovering whether a college environment is right for you. Most importantly, find subjects that inspire you, in a location that you want to spend time in. Looking for the best? Here are some of London’s leading sixth-form colleges: Lansdowne Independent Sixth-Form College, lansdownecollege.com Chelsea Independent College, cic.ac Duff Miller Independent Sixth Form College, duffmiller.com Whatever your thoughts are at the moment, discuss your options with friends, family and teachers, and don’t fear your results – whether you achieve your desired grades or not, they will open doors to the next step in your education, allowing you to choose what’s right for your future. n


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The famous five No parent wants to hear those relentless words, ‘I’m bored’ this summer holiday. To keep those two little words at bay, the Journal has compiled a handful of inspirational activities in the local area. Well, that’s five out of the seven days sorted then… mayhem to the mouse house, they can get up close and personal to the animals. Guided group tours can be booked in advance and there are also activities and zoo keepers’ talks during school holidays.

Summer opening hours are 10am - 5.30pm, winter opening hours are 10am - 4.30pm or dusk, £8.75 adults, £6.50 children, family ticket £28, concessions also available, Battersea Park, Chelsea Bridge Gate, SW11 4NJ, 020 7924 5826, (batterseaparkzoo.co.uk)

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Adventure zone. As well as housing a swimming pool and gym, Latchmere Leisure Centre has a two-storey soft-play area in the café for children aged from one to eight years old. Kids can keep themselves entertained and expend their energy by playing in the ball pool, going down the slide and climbing the spider webs, all while you enjoy coffee and cake. They’re sure to want an afternoon nap afterwards too…

Every day from 9am - 7pm, £4 per child, Burns Road, Battersea, SW11 5AD, 0207 207 8004 (placesforpeopleleisure.org)

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See the animals. If your little ones haven’t yet visited Battersea Park Children’s Zoo, make sure it’s on your to-do list this summer. From giant rabbits to miniature Shetland ponies, monkey

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Get creative. With exclusive pottery supplied by Emma Bridgewater, the Pottery Café provides a few fun hours of entertainment. Children can paint anything from a bowl to a teapot, and if your child isn’t comfortable going freehand, there’s an array of shaped sponges for them to use. Wednesdays are babies’ day where you can capture tiny footprints on pottery as a personal memento, or give as a special gift for grandparents.

Monday 11am - 6pm, Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 6pm, Sunday 11am - 5pm, studio fee is £5.99 per decorator, pottery is an additional charge, 153 Northcote Road, SW11 6QB, 020 7223 3388, (pottery-cafe.com)

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Be a drama king or queen. Let your little ones channel their inner Robert de Niro or Julia Roberts with a five-day workshop from Theatrebugs. The days include acting, singing, dancing, dressing up and arts and crafts, and on the last day the kids hit the stage with a show-stopping performance. - 32 -

Suitable for children from the ages of three-and-a-half years old to age six.

Workshops are available throughout Battersea and Balham, £128, siblings get a 10 per cent discount, 0800 9755 290, enquiries@theatrebugs.co.uk (theatrebugs.co.uk)

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Make like Andy Murray. With the courts of Wimbledon less than four miles from Wandsworth Common, the area is perfect for kids to practise their tennis skills. All Star Tennis offers tennis camps for all abilities in groups from the age of five to seven and eight to 14.

Until the end of August, courses last for five days, £148 for ages five to seven, £188 for ages eight to 14, Wandsworth Common Tennis Centre, Dorlcote Road, SW18 3RT, 020 8871 4706, wandsworthcommon tennis@gmail.com, (allstartennis.co.uk) n


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 who are seeking to swap tips and share advice, we’ve teamed up to post some of the most pressing topics posted on the site

Children’s photographer

The elder one will be starting at Smallwood Primary School, so I’m looking for places that my younger child could join to make friends.

I am looking for an expert to take some pictures of my three lovely kids. I have in mind an image of them running around Wandsworth Common in autumn. Can anyone recommend a reasonably-priced snapper who’s happy to take natural outdoor shots?

Re: Playgroups around Burntwood Lane, Earlsfield Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:00am Try Playhouse Playgroup. It’s by Wandsworth Common on Lyford Road. I think there are a few stay-and-play sessions at various children’s centres. Smallwood Primary School actually has its own kids’ centre, and there’s also Garratt Park Children’s Centre. I’m not familiar with dates and times though.

Re: Children’s photographer Wed Jun 4, 2014 1:47pm

Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:31am

That’s something I could do for you. Please give me a call on 07971 804 196 or drop me a message through our website and I’ll get back to you. (palmerphotography.co.uk)

There’s a music-andmovement group for preschool children called Junior Jivers that is held at Southfields Methodist Church, which is run by Christ Church Earlsfield. The church is also hoping to start other groups for pre-school children in the Earlsfield and Burntwood Lane area in the near future. (christchurchearlsfield.org)

Wed Jun 4, 2014 2:18pm My friend is a photographer and specialises in child photography. Her name is Mitzi de Margary and her email is mitzidemargary@mac.com. Sun Jun 8, 2014 6:13pm I’m a photographer and would love to talk a bit more about the type of session you would like. Feel free to view my work at severinphotography.com. I can be reached on 07860 604 157.

I’d love to know your favourite local gems to try them out. We can moan all we like about shops closing, but it would be great to celebrate what we have, and I’ve got some great tips from this site before. To start, here are my favourites:

We’ve used Artistic Child Photography before. Beautiful photos at a very reasonable price. You also get a digital copy of all the photos. (achphotography.com) Mon Jun 9, 2014 10:03am I recommend Emma Myrtle. She’s excellent with kids. She does a lot of outdoor shoots, and a few years ago she took some great shots of me in the park that I needed for work. Take a look at her website, emmamyrtle.com. Mon Jun 9, 2014 11:36am Jonny Miles did a family shoot for us in Richmond Park in the summer and the pictures are just gorgeous. We got more than 120 superb images on a DVD at the end of it, and are now agonising over which ones to frame as they’re all so good. (jonnymp.com)

• T  he vegetable stall at Balham Market every weekend. The lady who runs it always has a kind word to say and she stocks a great variety of vegetables and some fruit. • Dove the butcher. It’s a great shop with meat and eggs and the staff are very helpful. • QT Toys. • I use South Coast Fisheries, the fishmonger in the van on Shelgate Road as it’s cheaper than Ocado. • Hamish Johnston Cheese. • The pasta stall at Balham Market. Re: Let’s celebrate our favourite independent shops Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:36pm

P laygroups around Burntwood Lane, Earlsfield I’m moving to Earlsfield with my girls who are aged two and four and wondered if anyone could recommend any local playgroups.

Off the top of my head I can think of the following: • The vegetable stall at Balham Market is fantastic. There’s a lot of choice to make healthy meals. • Honest Italian Pizzeria & Bar is brilliant and the staff are great with kids.

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All threads from NappyValleyNet.com; users’ names have been omitted to protect individuals’ identities and although opinions have not been altered, some dates have been altered and posts have been edited into line with the Residents’ Journal house style

Let’s celebrate our favourite independent shops

Sun Jun 8, 2014 10:01pm


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Playdates, please! Francesca Lee chats to long-time Battersea resident Megan Butler about her new online match-up service for mums

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hen I first heard about a new service that offers mums a chance to meet like-minded parents in the area, I thought to myself: ‘What a brilliant idea, why hasn’t anyone thought of that before?’. Although I don’t yet have children of my own, I appreciate that motherhood can be an amazing experience, but has many swings and roundabouts to go with it too. Take my friend Kate, for example, who has recently had a baby. She has a lot of friends, but unfortunately the ones with kids are spread all across London, and she often finds it tricky to navigate the tube, pram in tow. ‘It’s always a big effort to travel to the other end of London, which is not exactly what you want when you’ve just had a baby,’ she stated to me rather matter-of factly, over a glass of vino or two. She adds: ‘I sometimes feel isolated as it’s just easier staying at home, rather than having the hassle of going out. I quite often wish I could just meet someone round the corner for a cup of tea.’ Step forward Match Up Mums. Run by mother-of-three Megan Butler from her Battersea Victorian terrace, she’s an inspiring lady indeed. After spending many years working for a big media agency, followed by a senior post at an advertising strategy consultancy, she decided to branch out on her own when she had a brainwave to set up a local mums’ network. ‘Although I am a mum myself, it wasn’t until my friend’s engagement party – who had met her partner through an online dating agency – that the idea came to me. ‘My sister-in-law, who was also at the celebration, and I couldn’t believe that two people with so many shared interests met online. They both filled in a detailed questionnaire, and when they went on a date, they found they had much in common. It was then that I thought this concept could be transferable to a mums’ network and a great way to meet other mums or soon-to-be mums in the local area.’ Before launching the business, Megan did her research carefully. ‘There are many antenatal classes available such as yoga birthing and hypnobirthing, as well as group activities for when your child arrives, but there wasn’t a service where you could meet a group of like-minded mum friends in your local area.’ She launched the company on 20 June 2014, and in the first month 20 groups of new mum friends have been introduced, mostly in the SW London area. Megan explains: ‘We launched through word of mouth and also at the Northcote Road Fête so it’s no surprise that we’re stronger in our local area, but as we’re an online business, we’ve already had sign-ups from much further afield, from Brighton to York.’ But how exactly does the company match up mums? I wonder. Megan explains that, in general, people like to meet others

Megan (far right)

who are at a similar stage to them and who have similar interests. ‘If you’re still breast feeding and having sleepless nights, it’s impossible to compare notes with a toddler parent as you’re in a completely different place. Or if you feel like the only one going back to your career, or the only mum staying at home, it can be hard to build your new support network.

‘Our questionnaire takes about 10 minutes to complete and includes everything from their baby’s date of birth to the last book they’ve read or favourite type of holiday, and lots of questions about personal values. There are about 60 questions with lots of different variables, so it gives a good representation of each member’s personality.’ Once a group of mums has been established, Megan helps them agree some dates to meet and also finds a suitable location close to home. ‘It can be quite daunting meeting others for the first time, so I’ve prepared some icebreaker packs if they wish to use them,’ she says. Megan has also used her past experience to set up partnerships with big names, including JoJo Maman Bebe and Mermaid Maternity - 35 -

Retreat, which will offer their services and special deals to group members. ‘Whether it’s a weaning workshop or a home spa day, once they’re a member, there’s plenty to keep mums inspired,’ she describes. As our chat draws to a close, Megan and I move on to talk about how friends and local residents alike have helped shape the business and the area where she lives. ‘A local mum designed the logo, the mothers in the marketing material are members of the Wandsworth Twins Club and local friends have shared their ideas for the company,’ she says. Megan has, in fact, lived in SW11 for 15 years and has seen it change vastly over the years. ‘When I first moved here, it was quite student-y, whereas it has become more family-friendly now. Our kids love it as the Common is just five minutes away and there’s a range of family-friendly businesses – it’s the perfect base to start Match Up Mums.’ It’s clear to see that Megan’s proactive attitude, her experience of being a mother and her professional background means that MUM is going to be a very successful business indeed. n

(matchupmums.com)

Match Up Mums offers three memberships • B  ronze is free of charge; it allows access to special discounts and offers, newsletters and access to the profiling questionnaire. • Silver costs £25; this gives users up to three matches, access to a closed Facebook page, as well as the benefits of the Bronze package. • Gold costs £50; it includes up to six matches, as well as all the benefits of the Silver and Bronze membership.


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IN THE KNOW The Journal decodes the latest plans for the Crossrail 2 project

Proposed Crossrail train exterior, courtesy of TfL

THE ROUTE The proposed Crossrail 2 route links Wimbledon in the south-west to Alexandra Palace in the north, with stops at key locations across the city, such as Clapham Junction, Victoria, Euston and Seven Sisters. The current consultation has discussed the various options for a stop in Chelsea, which would alleviate the pressure on the District Line, and join previously ill-connected parts of the area to the rest of London. HOW IT WILL IMPROVE YOUR COMMUTE In terms of journey times, passengers travelling between Wimbledon and other potential south-west regional stops, to and from Chelsea, and across the city towards Words / Kate Jennion

the north-east will benefit most from the new scheme. Current journey times from Wimbledon to Chelsea are more than 40 minutes (according to TfL Journey Planner) but TfL and Network Rail claim that the new Crossrail 2 line will cut this to only nine minutes. Similarly, commuters travelling between Clapham Junction and Chelsea will have their current 30-minute journey reduced to just three minutes by the proposed route. Consequently, Wimbledon and Battersea residents, or those travelling through the Clapham Junction hub, will also benefit from shorter journey times into central London via Victoria or Euston stations. Another aim of the project is to reduce the stress on already-overcrowded commuter trains in and out of the city during rush hours, a problem which will - 36 -

only worsen over the next 15 years, as experts predict a population growth in London and surrounding areas of around 10 million by 2030. WHEN IT WILL HAPPEN For the next two years, TfL and Network Rail are in the development and analysis stages of the project, with finalisation due to take place sometime between 2016 and 2019. The 2020-2030 decade will be taken up with construction and testing, with Crossrail 2 designated to open to the public in the early 2030s. POSSIBLE SOUTH-WEST EXTENSION Although still in the very early stages, plans are afoot to extend the Crossrail 2 route out


Opinions from the transport network also focused on the problems facing London’s commuters and the benefits Crossrail 2 would offer, with Network Rail’s group strategy director Paul Plummer pointing out that ‘London’s railways are already the busiest and most congested in the country, with many main lines operating at, or close to, capacity.’ n

(crossrail2.co.uk) OPINION CORNER We asked local residents to tell us what they think about the Crossrail 2 proposal: ‘I’m close to Chelsea if I’m driving, but taking public transport makes it a fiddly and long journey. I hope it won’t disrupt the area too much, but it will certainly be more convenient.’ Taryn Dale, Clapham, via Facebook

Crossrail 2 Regional Route (courtesy of TfL

into the south and south-west commuter belt, with Twickenham, Kingston, Surbiton and Epsom featuring as potential station options. Crossrail and TfL are not currently consulting on this extension, but will be gathering opinions on the project as and when plans become more concrete, so keep a lookout on its website, or in future Journals for details on how you can make your thoughts known.

‘Clapham Junction is already one of the busiest railway stations in Europe. I’m concerned that a new line will only exacerbate the problems faced by local commuters – especially during construction.’ Sandra Phillips, Battersea, via email ‘It seems to me that improving our rail network can only be a good thing, especially considering the estimated population growth. I’m not looking forward to the construction stages, though.’ James West, Balham, via Twitter

WHAT THE EXPERTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT IT Mayor of London Boris Johnson maintains that the benefits to the city are multifaceted. ‘If London and its economy are to keep moving, then it’s essential we crack on and get Crossrail 2 delivered,’ he says. ‘It’s a vital project not just for the capital, but also for the regions from which hordes of commuters struggle into work on packed carriages each day. As we’ve seen with Crossrail 1, major transport developments like this have an enormous role to play not only in boosting capacity, but also in galvanising economic development and unlocking the potential for jobs and homes.’

‘The bulk of people using the Northern Line currently get on at Balham, Clapham Common and Clapham North. Getting a train there in rush hour is as bad as anywhere else I’ve tried because it’s a densely-populated area and there’s only one line, so hopefully the proposed new Crossrail would alleviate the pressure.’ Stewart Fraser, Clapham, via Facebook

Planning applications Date RECEIVED: 1 July Address: Isis Street Proposal: Erection of rear roof extension above part of back addition Date RECEIVED: 2 July Address: Alderbrook Road Proposal: Erection of rear extension above back of two-storey back addition Date RECEIVED: 3 July Address: East Hill

PROPOSAL: Display of replacement externally illuminated fascia and projecting signs Date RECEIVED: 4 July Address: Balham High Road Proposal: Use of ground-floor unit at the rear as two-bedroom flat

Planned roadworks and closures in and around August STREET

PLANNED WORK

DATES

WORKS OWNER

Abyssinia Close

Closure for street party

9 August

Wandsworth 020 8871 6000

Binfield Road

Footway renewal

Until 8 August

Lambeth 020 7926 9000

Frogmore

Trial excavation for Thames tideway

4-18 August

Thames Water 0845 9200 800

Hebdon Road

Carriageway resurfacing

4-6 August

Wandsworth (as before)

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The Directory Whether whim or wish, all of the essentials are taken care of in our roundup 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

Library

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

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

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

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

Florist

Clapham Locksmiths 70 Larkhall Rise, SW4 6LA 020 7627 0836 clapham-locksmiths.co.uk

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

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

Locksmith

Battersea Flower Station 16 Winders Road, SW11 3HE 07557 405 487 batterseaflowerstation.co.uk

Oakley Locksmiths Ltd 81 Replingham Road, SW18 5LU 020 8871 1238 oakleylocksmiths.co.uk

Clapham Flowers Unit I Clapham South Station Nightingale Lane SW4 9AE 020 8673 2958 claphamflowers.co.uk

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

The Flower Sanctuary 8 Hildreth Street, SW12 9RQ 020 8675 3799 flowersanctuary.co.uk

Post Office

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

Clapham Common Post Office 161-163 Clapham High Street SW4 7ST 020 8772 1284 postoffice.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 - 38 -

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


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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

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

Opticians

HEALTH & WELLBEING DOCTORS

Thurleigh Road Practice 88a Thurleigh Road, SW12 8TT Clapham Family Practice 89 Clapham High Street SW4 7DB 020 8675 3521 Thurleighroadpractice.co.uk 020 3049 6600 theclaphamfamilypractice.co.uk

DENTIST

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

FURNITURE

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 Fosterandpartners.com

Northcote Road Antiques Market 155a Northcote Road SW11 6QB 020 7228 6850 northcoteroadantiques.co.uk

Granit Chartered Architects 112 Battersea Business Centre 99-109 Lavender Hill, SW11 5QL 020 7924 4555 granit.co.uk

Robert Young Antiques 68 Battersea Bridge Road SW11 3AG 020 7228 7847 Robertyoungantiques.com

Art Gallery ArtEco Gallery 533 Old York Road, SW18 1TG 020 8875 0110 artecogallery.com

Quirky Dovetail 32 Old Town, SW4 0LB 020 7720 3312 quirkydovetail.co.uk

Tonsley Fine Art and Antiques 338 Old York Road, SW18 1SS 020 8870 3991 tonsleyfineartandantiques.co.uk

The Art Cabin 11 Brookwood Road, SW18 5BL 020 7112 8838 theartcabin.co.uk

Revamp Interiors 33 Bellevue Road, SW17 7EF 020 8767 7222 revampinterioris.co.uk

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

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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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FOOD & DRINK Bakery

Cafes

Breads Etcetera 127 Clapham High Street SW4 7SS 020 7720 3601

Brew 45 Northcote Road SW11 1NJ 020 7585 2198 brew-cafe.com

Gail’s 64 Northcote Road SW11 6QL 020 7924 6330 gailsbread.co.uk Le Petit Boulanger 25 Abbeville Road, SW4 9LA 020 8675 9475 web.lepetitboulanger.co.uk

Bars Adventure Bar 91 Battersea Rise SW11 1HW 020 7924 6055 adventurebar.co.uk Graffiti Bar 561 Garratt Lane SW18 4SR 020 8944 9009 graffitibar.co.uk The 3 Monkeys 5 Fernlea Road, SW12 9RT the3monkeysbar.co.uk The Bedford 77 Bedford Hill SW12 9HD 020 8682 8940 thebedford.co.uk The Doodle Bar 33 Parkgate Road SW11 4NP 020 7223 7115 thedoodlebar.com The Frog 32 The Pavement SW4 0JE 020 7622 5230 thefrogclapham.co.uk The Loft 67 Clapham High St SW4 7TG 020 7627 0792 theloftclapham.com Rise 46 46 Battersea Rise, SW11 1EE 020 7228 7676 rise46.com

Macaron 22 The Pavement, SW4 0HY 020 7498 2636 Pio Café 366 Old York Road, SW18 1SP 07790 800 281 piocafe.co.uk The Black Lab Coffee House 18 Clapham Common Southside, SW4 7AB 020 7738 8441 blacklabcoffee.com The Georgian 27 Balham Hill, SW12 9DX 020 8675 4975 georgianrestaurant.co.uk

The Devonshire 39 Balham High Road SW12 9AN 020 8673 1363 dukeofdevonshirebalham.com

Gazette 100 Balham High Road SW12 9AA 020 8772 1232 Gazettebrasserie.co.uk

The Draft House 94 Northcote Road, SW11 6QW 020 7924 1814 drafthouse.co.uk

Harrison’s 15-19 Bedford Hill SW12 9EX 020 8675 6900 harrisonsbalham.co.uk

The Magic Garden 231 Battersea Park Road SW11 4LG 0207 622 4844 magicgardenpub.com The Regent 21 Chestnut Grove SW12 8JB 020 8772 0546 theregentbalham.co.uk The Ship 41 Jews Row, SW18 1TB 020 8870 9667 theship.co.uk

The Pantry 342 Old York Road SW18 1SS 020 8871 0713 thepantrylondon.com

The Sun 47 Old Town, SW4 0JL 020 7622 4980 thesunclapham.co.uk

Confectioner

Restaurants

Cake Boutique 31 Lavender Hill SW11 5QW 020 7228 0023

Balham Bowls Club 7-9 Ramsden Road SW12 8QX 020 8673 4700 balhambowlsclub.com

DeRosier Chocolates 81 Revelstoke Road SW18 5NL 020 8947 4456 derosierchocolates.com

Greengrocer Fruits of the Forest Grant Road, SW11 2NU 020 7223 8844 Whole Foods Market 305-311 Lavender Hill SW11 1LN 020 7585 1488 wholefoodsmarket.com

Pubs The Bolingbroke 174 Northcote Road SW11 6RE 020 7228 4040 thebolingbroke.com

Ben’s Canteen 140 St John’s Hill SW11 1SL 020 7228 3260 benscanteen.com Doukan 350 Old York Road SW18 1SS 020 8870 8280 doukan.co.uk Entrée Restaurant & Bar 2 Battersea Rise, SW11 1ED 020 7223 5147 entreebattersea.co.uk Forbidden Temple 30-32 Queenstown Road SW8 3RX 020 7720 5446 forbiddentemple.co.uk - 40 -

Marco Polo on the River Eastfields Avenue SW18 1LP 020 8874 6800 marcopolo.uk.net The Avalon 16 Balham Hill SW12 9EB 020 8675 8613 theavalonlondon.com Tsunami 5-7 Voltaire Road SW4 6DQ 020 7978 1610 tsunamirestaurant.co.uk Rosita and the Sherry Bar 124 Northcote Road SW11 6QU 020 7998 9093 rositasherry.net


BOUTIQUES FASHION Bunka 24 Bedford Hill, SW12 9RG 020 8675 2345 bunka.co.uk Denner Cashmere 114 St John’s Hill, SW11 1SJ 0844 922 0057 dennercashmere.co.uk

Jigsaw 73 Northcote Road SW11 6PJ 020 7223 8972 jigsaw-online.com JZD 45 Old Town SW4 0JL 020 7720 8050 jzdstyle.com

Petit Bateau 133 Northcote Road, SW11 6PX 0207 228 72 33 petit-bateau.co.uk Pretty Pregnant 102 Northcote Road SW11 6QW 020 7924 4850 prettypregnant.com

Find… 228 Battersea Park Road SW11 4ND 020 7720 2234 findoflondon.com

Katharine Bird 20 Battersea Rise, SW11 1EE 020 7228 2235 katharinebird.co.uk

Question-Air 143-145 Northcote Road SW11 6PX 020 7924 6948 question-air.com

Iris 97 Northcote Road, SW11 6PL 020 7924 1836 irisfashion.co.uk

Opus Shoes 57 Northcote Road, SW11 1NP 020 7978 4240 opusshoes.co.uk

Shipton and Heneage Shoes 117 Queenstown Road, SW8 3RH 020 7738 8484 shiptonandheneage.co.uk

Siena 18 Bellevue Road SW17 7EG 020 8767 1961 sienafashions.com The Collection - London 13 Parkgate Road, SW11 4NL 020 3202 1037 thecollection-london.com Trotters 86 Northcote Road, SW11 6QN 020 7585 0572 trotters.co.uk

BEAUTY & FITNESS BEAUTY

VIP Rooms 10-12 Old Town, SW4 0JY 020 7627 6204 vipsalons.com

Charlotte Cave 17 The Polygon, SW4 0JG 020 7622 4665 charlottecave.co.uk

Tranquility Skin Care Centre 1 Bellevue Road Wandsworth Common SW17 7EG tranquillitybeautyclinic.com

Lemon Tree Health and Beauty 66 Webb’s Road, SW11 6SE 020 7228 1020 lemontree-london.com

Kalyana Spa 54 Battersea Rise, SW11 1EG 020 7228 9338 kalyana-spa.com

Nirvana Health and Beauty 191 Garratt Lane, SW18 4DR 0208 704 0034 nirvanahealthandbeauty.com

HAIR SALON

Purity Skin Centre 95-97 Clapham High Street SW4 7TB 020 7622 3700 purityskincentre.com

and 13 The Pavement SW4 OHY Gro Arch 641 Voltaire Road, SW4 6DH 020 7720 3666 witcheshut.com 020 7627 0169

Anthony Laban Home 3 Bennet Court 1 Bellevue Road, SW17 7EG 020 3475 6644 anthonylabanhome.com

Willie Smarts 11 The Pavement SW4 0HY 020 7498 7771 williesmarts.co.uk Witches Hut 45 Balham High Road SW12 9AN 020 8673 3222

So Me Beauty and Wellness 21 Clapham High Street, SW4 7TR 020 7720 3330 so-me.me

and 4 Lavender Hill, SW11 5RW 020 7585 1325 grolondon.co.uk

Hidden Secrets 15 Clapham Park Road SW4 7EE hiddensecretsbeauty.co.uk

Jo Partridge 46 Abbeville Road, SW4 9NF 020 8772 0403 jopartridge.com

FITNESS

Verde 113A Northcote Road, SW11 6PJ 020 7223 2095 verde.co.uk

Rococo Salon 16 Webb’s Road, SW11 1XJ 020 7223 0948 rococosalon.com

Balance Physio 113 Gauden Road SW4 6LE 020 7627 2308 balancephysio.com

Michaela Mittoi Hair and Beauty Salon Spinnaker House Battersea Reach Wandsworth SW18 1FR michaelasalon.com

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Fitness First 279-291 Balham High Road SW17 7BA 0844 571 2804 fitnessfirst.co.uk Fybre Fitness Hub 25 Northcote Road SW11 1NJ 020 7223 7660 fybrefit.co.uk Movers and Shapers 63 Balham High Road, SW12 9AP 020 8673 0808 moversandshapers.co.uk Pepilates 17c Welmar Mews, SW4 7DD 020 7498 3359 pepilates.co.uk


Residents’ Journal

Must-haves Don’t miss out on the most sought-after products and services from around the area

The jewel in the crown UK-based Crown Pavilions specialises in the design and installation of the finest garden rooms – from wooden gazebos to luxury bespoke outdoor buildings. Every Crown Pavilion garden room is hand-made to order in Oxfordshire by the company’s own craftsmen, using the finest materials and timehonoured techniques. Crown Pavilions prides itself on its levels of craftsmanship – every garden room is meticulously hand-checked before leaving the company’s workshop.

6B Lys Mill Farm, Watlington, Oxfordshire, OX49 5EP, 01491 612820, enquiries@ crownpavilions.com (crownpavilions.com)

Seasonal work

Bring the outside in Inspired by the behaviour of urban wildlife, this emerald-green plate features a parakeet. This bird is now one of the top 20 most-spotted birds in the UK. Rumour has it that the species came to the UK when a bird escaped during the filming of Humphrey Bogart’s movie The African Queen, which was filmed at Shepperton Studios in Surrey in 1951. Priced £25. (in-spaces.com)

Don’t let summer pass you by; make sure you visit the Summertime exhibition by Oil & Water on 340 Old York Road, SW18 1SS. Following on from our art issue, it will feature a range of artworks, including that of Sophie Harding, whose work was featured in the Journal’s July issue. It will run until 4pm on Saturday 2 August. All pieces are inspired by summer.

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‘Crimson Rose’ Butterfly by Caroline Kannreuther, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100cm, £1,500


Residents’ Journal

A fair day’s fun Knight Frank Wandsworth lends a hand at the third annual Bellevue Village Fair

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he Bellevue Village Fair, against the stunning backdrop of Wandsworth Common, has proved so popular in the past few years that it returns again next month for its third outing. Once again, all the shops, restaurants and other traders on Bellevue Road will open their doors for a day of family fun. The fair is organised by The Bellevue Association, a group of local shops and businesses dedicated to boosting the community and giving residents an opportunity to make the most of the local area. For that reason, this year’s fair will also see the launch of the ‘Keep it Local’ campaign, which is designed to encourage people to shop locally, boost the Bellevue economy and promote the important role the road plays in the community. Local businesses will be getting involved in many different aspects of the day. As its contribution, the Knight Frank team will once again be hosting a lively party at its Wandsworth office, offering glasses of delicious chilled cider and giving out candy floss for the little ones. Optional donations can be made to raise money for the company’s chosen charities: Land Aid, Mary’s Meals, Kids Company, Barnardo’s and the MPS Society. Knight Frank will also be donating a Bellevue Village Shop voucher as a prize for the raffle, as part of the day’s aim to encourage more people to shop locally. Other events on the day will include live music acts, craft

and food stalls, cooking demonstrations (and tastings), games, face painting and even a visit from the local fire brigade. There will be plenty of opportunities to learn about activities taking place in the local area too, with clubs and charities on hand with their stalls to chat and share their knowledge. One of the most popular aspects of the fair is the dog show, which raises money for the Mayhew Dog & Cat Charity with a number of different categories, including Prettiest Lady, Handsomest Male, Waggiest Tail and Rock Star (fancy dress optional!). Sam Sproston, office head of Knight Frank Wandsworth, is always invited to be a judge of the dog show, and is now almost a professional! Last year, for the Best Rescue, he chose a beautiful Doberman and, the previous year, he selected a lovely Portuguese Water Dog called Alfie as Handsomest Male. With so much on offer, whether you’re looking for gifts, food, entertainment or praise for your furry friends, there’s something for everyone. All that’s left to do now is to keep your fingers crossed for some beautiful weather. n

13 September, 10am - 6pm, registration for the dog shop opens at 10am. Bellevue Road, SW17 (bellevuevillage.co.uk). Knight Frank Wandsworth, 26 Bellevue Road, SW17 7EB, 020 8682 7777 (knightfrank.co.uk)

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Residents’ Journal

Battersea booming Mayow Short, Head of Savills Battersea, discusses how the area is developing

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he property market in Battersea has blossomed over the past few years, with a record average price increase of 111 per cent between 2009 and 2014. There have been a number of reasons for this dramatic gradient, starting with the impressive redevelopment of Nine Elms, including Battersea Power Station and Embassy Gardens, which has raised the area’s profile as a place for outstanding investment opportunity. The extension of the Northern Line also includes two new tube stations that will provide links running directly into the city, enhancing Battersea’s transport connections. As we predicted, prices have steadied this year, which has allowed buyers to make decisions without fear of seeing an intimidating increase on their intended purchase overnight. The introduction of the new American Embassy and the creation of grand new boulevards (providing contemporary homes, offices and shops, as well as a cinema, gym and spa) means Battersea is set to become a thriving cultural and business centre in its own right. The American Embassy move has encouraged other embassies to follow suit, opening up new employment opportunities. Although the buzz around Nine Elms is already well under way, the entire refurbishment of the area isn’t expected to be completed until 2019, so this positive effect should last for some time yet. Battersea Park has always been popular with buyers both in the UK and internationally, offering beautiful open space in central London. Buyers are moving from north of the river, from the likes of Chelsea, Belgravia, Knightsbridge and Pimlico. Many of these are international, have previously been renting, and are now looking to get a foothold in the London market. Battersea is also a favourite for families, which, when you combine the benefits of the park with some outstanding local schools such as Newton Prep and Thomas’s, make it a popular location for those with children. Types of property on offer in the area range from pretty Victorian houses and handsome late-Victorian and Edwardian mansion blocks, to the striking modern architecture of big apartment buildings like those on the river. Current demand for family homes is high, particularly for properties under £2million, but couples and young professionals can also benefit from the high levels of stock that we’re experiencing, with some fantastic apartments on offer. A great example is the stunning two-bedroom, split-level property on Battersea Park Road, which is ideally situated for the excellent recreational facilities at Battersea Park and has been recently refurbished to a high standard. It is on the market with a guide price of £695,000 and even has a lovely secluded garden. Savills will be opening a second office in Battersea later this year, combining our sales and lettings teams, together with the new homes and waterfront developments. n

Savills Battersea, 238A Battersea Park Road, SW11 4NG, 020 3402 1900 (savills.co.uk)

ON THE MARKET

Whistlers Avenue, SW11 Guide Price £1.595million A beautifully presented five-bedroom modern townhouse with two parking spaces, situated within a secure gated development close to the river.

Beechmore Road, SW11 Guide Price £3.1million A sensational end-of-terrace family house situated close to the park, offering a wealth of entertaining space, five double bedrooms, secure off-street parking and an indoor swimming pool.

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Residents’ Journal

Say cheese… John Thorogood estate agents, the main sponsor of last month’s Northcote Road Summer Fête, is a fan of the selfie, as director Austin Thorogood explains

‘I

might have worked on some poses!’ Austin admits with a chuckle as he recalls the John Thorogoodsponsored photo booth, which was the talk of this year’s Northcote Road Summer Fête. All day long visitors joined the continual queue to don novelty noses, oversized specs and brightly-coloured wigs to smile for the camera. ‘We threw our doors open and had a constant stream of people waiting outside. All our staff were out in force serving Prosecco and soft drinks and snacks for the children; it was great fun!’ he exclaims. ‘John Thorogood was closed during last year’s event due to refurbishment, but I couldn’t help thinking the main sponsors should be doing more than just putting banners up,’ Austin explains. So when the opportunity arose to sponsor the event this time around, he jumped at the chance. The fête was an undeniable success, but the weather nearly wiped the smile off Austin’s face. Bright and early on Sunday morning – before the 5,000-strong crowd arrived – as the food stalls rolled in and the dance troupes warmed up on the stage, Austin woke up to pouring rain. ‘Typical,’ I thought. ‘All this hot weather and today of all days the heavens open!’ he recalls. Thankfully, as the team set about installing its own special contribution to the day’s festivities – a giant penalty shoot-out and a photo booth complete with a dressing-up box of wacky props – the sun emerged from behind the clouds. The day was very much a family affair: Austin’s wife Cara was responsible for booking the entertainment, while their two sons ended up guarding the penalty shoot-out. ‘My boys are football crazy and they were well and truly in the World Cup spirit,’ says Austin. ‘They both did the test run in the morning and then they didn’t leave for the whole day – the supervisor

ended up with his own team of ball boys!’ Austin handed out prizes for the best shot in different age categories, which brought out a competitive streak among the children waiting to take part. John Thorogood balloons and banners decorated the road, but Austin is quick to point out that the company didn’t just want to hand over a wad of cash and then stand back and let everyone else roll up their sleeves; the team threw themselves into the day. ‘It was important for me to have the shop open this year and to mingle with the residents. I wanted us to put our own stamp on the event – I am very proud that we organised two popular free activities. ‘I’m so glad we took part. Even if we can’t sponsor the 2015 fête, I’m looking forward to organising more entertainment next year,’ he says. ‘My wife is going to have her work cut out trying to top the photo booth though – everyone loves an excuse for a selfie!’ n

140 Northcote Road, SW11 6QZ, 020 7228 7474 (john-thorogood.co.uk)

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Residents’ Journal

A room with a view: 1 bedroom flat at Trade Tower for £1,603pcm

To rent or to buy? Philip Bullman, director of Bullman Booth, debates the rental and sales market

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t’s an adage question: to rent or to buy? In the UK, it is drummed into our psyche from a young age that one day we have to make that all-important leap on to the property ladder. However, for many, it is difficult to even get on that first step – let alone climb – especially in the buoyant London market. It’s no surprise that more and more people are turning to renting, as have 60 per cent of households in European cities. However, with buying comes the satisfaction of owning your own place, so what are the benefits for each? I bought my first property many moons ago, aged 25. I put down a deposit of £3,000 on a two-bedroom cottage in Coggeshall in Essex, priced £35,500. I did very little to it, and sold it two years later for £12,000 profit. It was then that I realised the benefits that would be gained from buying and selling. Fast-forward to 2014 and the story is very similar, but on a much larger and fast-paced scale in London. Firstly, you need a hefty deposit. A one-bedroom flat off St Johns Hill in SW11, for example, would cost in the region of £400,000. With most mortgage companies requiring a minimum 15 per cent deposit, it would set you back £60,000. Many people who aspire to own property in this area may not be able to afford this initial outlay, and instead of moving out will decide to rent instead. Renting allows people to be flexible. There are many different types of contracts to suit the needs of the tenant, and it also means fewer costs when moving; for example, no stamp duty and legal or surveyor fees. Indeed, the statistics speak for themselves, and with a million more renters across the country than there were only a decade ago, it may mean that, for some, buying has lost its sparkle. Attitudes are changing for many, and Generation Rent is no longer seen as a bad thing.

However, if you have the money to invest in property, London is the place to do it. Home owners who have bought as recently as 2013 have reaped the rewards by selling just a year later, some making tens of thousands of pounds, if not more. Overseas buyers still see London property as a fail-safe way to make money; indeed, 60 per cent of the flats sold in the Nine Elms development by the Berkeley Group were sold to buyers from foreign shores. My conclusion? If you can afford to buy, do so; but if you can’t, don’t feel guilty about renting, it has plenty of positives too. n

(bullmanbooth.co.uk)

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

Bullman Booth Wandsworth 99 East Hill SW18 2QD 020 7924 1469 bullmanbooth.co.uk

Currell Residential Battersea 205 Lavender Hill Battersea, SW11 5TB 020 3668 1000 currell.com

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

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

Marsh & Parsons Balham & Southfields 45 Balham Hill, SW12 9DR 020 8673 4377 Battersea 118 Northcote Road, SW11 6QP 020 7228 9292 marshandparsons.co.uk

Battersea Park 238A Battersea Park Road SW11 4NG 020 3402 1900 Clapham 57-59 Nightingale Lane SW12 8ST 020 8673 4111

Clapham 27-31 The Pavement, SW4 0JE 020 7717 5295 Balham 11-13 Bedford Hill, SW12 9ET 020 8970 7002 hamptons.co.uk

Savills Battersea 99 Northcote Road SW11 6PR 020 3428 2222

Rampton Baseley Battersea 131 Northcote Road, SW11 6PS 020 7228 5111 (ramptonbaseley.com)

Wandsworth 12 Huguenot Place SW18 2EW 020 8877 1222 savills.co.uk

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Douglas & Gordon Clapham Southside 30 Abbeville Road SW4 9NG 020 8675 4400 (sales) 020 8675 0888 (lettings)

John Thorogood Battersea 140 Northcote Road SW11 6QZ 020 7228 7474 john-thorogood.co.uk

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)

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

Afghan Road, SW11, ÂŁ675 Per Week Currell Residential, 020 3668 1000 - 47 -


COMING SOON The Ram Quarter at Wandsworth is an exciting new residential and retail quarter, combining contemporary living with iconic heritage at the historic Young’s Brewery site.

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NEWLY REFURBISHED HOUSE WITH A SOUTH FACING GARDEN elsynge road, sw18 Kitchen/dining room ø 3 reception rooms ø 6 bedrooms (1 with dressing room) ø 4 bathrooms (1 en suite) ø utility room ø cloakroom ø south facing garden ø off-street parking ø 322 sq m (3,470 sq ft) ø EPC=C

Guide £3.55 million Freehold

Savills Wandsworth Emma Seaton eseaton@savills.com

020 8877 1222

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ATTRACTIVE FAMILY HOUSE SET BEHIND A FRONT GARDEN larkhall rise, sw4 Kitchen/dining room ø drawing room ø family room ø 5 bedrooms ø 4 bath/shower rooms (1 en suite) ø study/bedroom ø cloakroom ø cellar ø 39ft garden ø 219 sq m (2,355 sq ft) ø EPC=E

Guide £2 million Freehold

Savills Clapham Max Green mgreen@savills.com

020 8673 4111


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POYNTZ ROAD, sw11

BRAMFORD ROAD, sw18

Double reception room ø kitchen/dining room ø 4 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø garden ø 127 sq m (1,370 sq ft) ø EPC=D

Double reception room ø kitchen/dining room ø 4 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø garden ø 125 sq m (1,340 sq ft) ø EPC=D

Guide £1.225 million Freehold

Guide £1.1 million Freehold

Savills Battersea mshort@savills.com 020 3402 1900

Savills Wandsworth eseaton@savills.com 020 8877 1222

LEATHWAITE ROAD, sw11

CAUTLEY AVENUE, sw4

Open plan kitchen/reception room ø 2 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø roof terrace ø 86 sq m (930 sq ft) ø EPC=D

Reception room ø kitchen/dining room ø 2 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø dressing room ø garden ø 117 sq m (1,255 sq ft) ø EPC=C

Guide £950,000 Leasehold

Guide £929,000 Share of Freehold

Savills Northcote Road pwrinch@savills.com 020 3428 2222

Savills Northcote Road gfturner@savills.com 020 3428 2222

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OUSELEY ROAD, sw12

WESTOVER ROAD, sw18

Double fronted house ø kitchen/dining room ø reception room ø family room ø 6 bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø utility room ø cloakroom ø cellar ø garden ø off-street parking ø 238 sq m (2,654 sq ft) ø EPC=E

Double reception room ø kitchen/family room ø master bedroom with en suite bathroom ø 3/4 further bedrooms ø 2 further bathrooms ø cellar/ utility room ø garden ø 238 sq m (2,564 sq ft) ø EPC=E

Guide £1.85 million Freehold

Guide £1.695 million Freehold

Savills Clapham mgreen@savills.com 020 8673 4111

Savills Wandsworth aharris@savills.com 020 8877 1222

LYSIAS ROAD, sw12

ACRIS STREET, sw18

Double reception room ø kitchen/dining room ø 4 double bedrooms ø 2 bath/shower rooms ø cloakroom ø cellar ø garden ø 177 sq m (1,905 sq ft) ø EPC=D

Reception room ø dining room ø kitchen/breakfast room ø master bedroom with en suite bathroom ø 3 further double bedrooms ø 2 further bathrooms ø south west facing garden ø cellar ø 188 sq m (2,020 sq ft) ø EPC=D

Guide £1.4 million Freehold

Guide £1.395 million Freehold

Savills Clapham mgreen@savills.com 020 8673 4111

Savills Wandsworth eseaton@savills.com 020 8877 1222

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LETTINGS LAYOUT ONLY

OLD PARK AVENUE, sw12

WROUGHTON ROAD, sw11

5 bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø reception room ø open plan kitchen/dining room ø playroom ø garden ø Council Tax=G ø EPC=E

5 bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø 2 reception rooms ø utility room ø garden ø Coucil Tax=G ø EPC=E

Unfurnished £1,650 per week

Furnished or Unfurnished £1,300 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

ALTHORP ROAD, sw17

OUSELEY ROAD, sw12

5 bedrooms ø 2 reception rooms ø 3 bathrooms ø cloakroom ø storage cellar ø private garden ø Council Tax=G ø EPC=D

5 bedrooms ø 4 bathrooms ø double reception room ø open plan kitchen/breakfast room ø utility room ø garden ø Council Tax=G ø EPC=F

Unfurnished £1,300 per week

Unfurnished £1,100 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

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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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DALEBURY ROAD, sw17

CICADA ROAD, sw18

7 bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø 3 reception rooms ø kitchen/breakfast room ø south facing garden ø Council Tax=G ø EPC=D

4 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø 2 reception rooms ø W.C ø garden ø Council Tax=G ø EPC=D

Unfurnished £1,380 per week

Unfurnished £775 per week

+ £276 inc VAT one-off admin fee and other charges may apply* Savills Wandsworth ccmunroe@savills.com 020 8877 1222

+ £276 inc VAT one-off admin fee and other charges may apply* Savills Wandsworth ccmunroe@savills.com 020 8877 1222

GREAT HALL, sw11

ALBANY MANSIONS, sw11

3 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø open plan reception room/ kitchen ø converted school ø communal gardens ø underground parking space ø Council Tax=F ø EPC=C

2 double bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø reception room ø kitchen/dining room ø views over Battersea Park ø Council Tax=E ø EPC=D

Furnished £695 per week

Unfurnished £575 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 Battersea champson@savills.com 020 3402 1905

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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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Chelsea Harbour, London SW10 Stunning Thames views

A beautiful, contemporary styled, 2 bedroom, 4th floor apartment with exquisite river views. The property is located in one of the premier buildings in Chelsea Harbour. 2 bedrooms, reception room, 2 bathrooms, dining area, kitchen, balcony. EPC rating C. Approximately 118 sq m (1,274 sq ft) Leasehold Guide price: ÂŁ2,200,000 (RVR110230)

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


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Overstrand Mansions, Battersea Park SW11 Newly decorated flat on Price of Wales Drive

A stunning flat designed and finished to exacting standards on Battersea Park’s finest road. Facing the beautiful, manicured gardens of the park, with views towards Chelsea. 2 bedrooms, reception room, bathroom, eat in kitchen, park facing, completely renovated, porter. EPC rating E. Approximately 78 sq m (850 sq ft) Share of Freehold Guide price: £995,000 (RVR341489)

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


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Lyford Road, Wandsworth Common SW18 An extraordinary eight bedroom property with swimming pool

Sensational detached family home at the end of a no-through road on Wandsworth Common. 8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 4 reception rooms, gym, steam room, cinema / media room, swimming pool, secure parking for three cars behind an electric gate. EPC rating E. Approximately 650.68 sq m (7,004 sq ft) Available unfurnished Guide price: ÂŁ4,500 per week (BAQ200420)

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


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Trinity Crescent, Wandsworth Common SW17 A fantastic family home with exceptional garden

Spectacular four bedroom detached home with a fantastic garden with patio and lawn area. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4 reception rooms, summer house, roof terrace, utility room, offroad parking for two cars. EPC rating D. Approximately 308.62 sq m (3,322 sq ft) Available unfurnished Guide price: ÂŁ1,500 per week (BAQ197804)

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


KnightFrank.co.uk Bennerley Road, Battersea SW11 Potential to extend

A recently refurbished house with a south facing garden located between the Commons. 3 bedrooms, bathroom, reception room, kitchen/ dining/living space, downstairs cloakroom, playroom/TV room, loft, south facing garden. EPC rating D. Approximately 119 sq m (1,281 sq ft) Freehold Asking price: ÂŁ1,250,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/wandsworth wandsworth@knightfrank.com 020 7768 0993 (WND140174)

Calbourne Road, Nightingale Triangle SW12 South facing garden

An attractive mid-terraced Victorian family house ideally situated within the Nightingale Triangle. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, kitchen/dining/family room, cellar, unconverted loft, south facing garden. EPC rating D. Approximately 184 sq m (1,981 sq ft) Freehold Asking price: ÂŁ1,275,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/wandsworth wandsworth@knightfrank.com 020 7768 0993 (WND140197)


KnightFrank.co.uk Taybridge Road, Battersea SW11 Close to Common

A handsome mid-terraced Victorian family house situated on the doorstep of Clapham Common. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double reception room, kitchen/ dining/family room, playroom/study, utility space, garden. EPC rating D. Approximately 167 sq m (1,800sq ft) Freehold Asking price: ÂŁ1,450,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/wandsworth wandsworth@knightfrank.com 020 7768 0993 (WND100148)

Tregravon Road, Battersea SW11 Ideal location

A mid-terraced Victorian family house ideally located beside Clapham Common. 4/5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (1 en suite), double reception room, kitchen/dining room, playroom/study, utility space, large cellar, garden. EPC rating D. Approximately 191 sq m (2,056 sq ft) Freehold Asking price ÂŁ1,550,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/wandsworth wandsworth@knightfrank.com 020 7768 0993 (WND14008)


KnightFrank.co.uk Loxley Road, Wandsworth SW18 Wider than average

An Edwardian family house located on the much sought after Magdalen Estate with a south facing garden on a wider than average plot. 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double reception room, kitchen/ dining room, downstairs/upstairs cloakroom, loft, 84 ft south facing garden. EPC rating E. Approximately 200 sq m (2,153 sq ft) Freehold Asking price ÂŁ1,575,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/wandsworth wandsworth@knightfrank.com 020 7768 0993 (WND140191)

Sarsfeld Road, Wandsworth SW12 Contemporary design

A wonderful family house with a contemporary design situated on a wider than average plot. 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (3 en suite), double reception room, kitchen/dining room, downstairs cloakroom, gym/play room south facing garden. EPC rating C. Approximately: 253 sq m (2,723 sq ft) Freehold Asking price ÂŁ1,950,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/wandsworth wandsworth@knightfrank.com 020 7768 0993 (WND130191)


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Eckstein Road, SW11 £395 per week* Great 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment. EPC:D

Tregarvon Road, SW11 £950 per week* Immaculate 5 bedroom home.

Manchuria Road, SW11 £895 per week* A fantastic 6 bedroom family house. EPC:D

Hamptons Battersea & Wandsworth 0207 924 2998

Hamptons Battersea & Wandsworth 0207 924 2998

Hamptons Battersea & Wandsworth 0207 924 2998

Narbonne Avenue £900 per week* Fantastic 5 bed house in Abbeville Village. EPC:D

Crescent Grove £475 per week* A light and spacious 2 bedroom apartment. EPC:E

Hamptons Clapham 020 7717 5541

Hamptons Clapham 020 7717 5541

Stormont Road £1,000 per week* A beautiful 5 bedroom Victorian house. EPC:E

Macaulay Road £415 per week* Spacious 1 bedroom conversion apartment. EPC:D

Hamptons Clapham 020 7717 5541

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Beyond your expectations

Hamptons Clapham 020 7717 5541

Bedford Hill, SW12 £1,350 per week* 8 bedroom house in the Heaver Estate. EPC: E

Lewin Road, SW16 £1,000 per week* 5 bed, 4 bath, family home in Streatham. EPC: E

Kirkstall Road, SW2 £800 per week* 5 bedroom family home in Telford Park. EPC: E

Hamptons Balham 020 8618 2014

Hamptons Balham 020 8618 2014

Hamptons Balham 020 8618 2014

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Holmside Road, SW12 £725 per week* Lovely 3 bedroom Family House. EPC: E

Battersea Bridge Road, SW11 £475 per week* 2 bedroom apartment near Battersea Park. EPC: C

Hester Road, SW11 £2,800 per week* Immaculate riverside apartment. EPC: C

Hamptons Battersea & Wandsworth 0207 924 2998

Hamptons Battersea & Wandsworth 0207 924 2998

Hamptons Battersea & Wandsworth 0207 924 2998

Clapham Common North Side £725 per week* A grand and elegant 2 bed period apartment. EPC:D

Brook House £415 per week* A fantastic 1 bed flat apposite the common. EPC:E

Hamptons Clapham 020 7717 5541

Hamptons Clapham 020 7717 5541

Rectory Grove £1,200 per week* Impressive 5 bed grade ll listed family home. EPC:D

Narbonne Avenue £800 per week* A gorgeous 3 bedroom period terrace. EPC:D

Hamptons Clapham 020 7717 5541

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Beyond your expectations

Hamptons Clapham 020 7717 5541

Alderbrook Road, SW12 £710 per week* 3 bed house close to Clapham South. EPC: D

Pickets Street, SW12 £710 per week* 3 bed Nightingale Triangle family home. EPC: D

Criffel Avenue, SW2 £475 per week* 3 bedroom coach house with garden. EPC: D

Hamptons Balham 020 8618 2014

Hamptons Balham 020 8618 2014

Hamptons Balham 020 8618 2014

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Offerton Road SW4 ÂŁ2,250,000 This impressive Victorian house offers over 2,200 sqft of living space and a beautiful garden extending to almost 50ft. The accommodation includes a generous double reception room beautifully arranged over the entire raised ground floor, a wonderful kitchen/family/dining room and a separate utility room with guest WC. Four well proportioned double bedrooms can be found on the upper two floors, along with a generous family bathroom and a separate shower room. Freehold. EPC=E. Sole Agents. CLAPHAM: 020 7501 3666 sales.clp@marshandparsons.co.uk


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Prairie Street SW8 ÂŁ1,200,000 This superb four-bedroom house offers generous living space beautifully arranged over three floors. The double reception room has large bay windows giving a wonderful feeling of light and space, while the central hallway leads through to a generous kitchen/ dining room with French doors opening out to a private garden, making it ideal for entertaining. The bedroom accommodation includes a master bedroom, three further double bedrooms served by a family bathroom. Freehold. EPC=E. Sole Agents. CLAPHAM: 020 7501 3666 sales.clp@marshandparsons.co.uk


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Clapham Common North Side SW4 ÂŁ1,200 per week This imposing semi-detached Victorian house offers spectacular views directly over Clapham Common. The ground floor is arranged as a self contained one-bedroom flat comprising a large reception room with high ceilings and original fireplace, a separate kitchen and a master bedroom with en suite bathroom. The upper floors include a drawing room with a small balcony, a large kitchen, dining room, study and three further large double bedrooms (one en suite). EPC=E BATTERSEA: 020 7228 9292 lets.bat@marshandparsons.co.uk


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Crescent Grove SW4 £475 per week Situated in a private crescent just off Clapham Common this beautiful two-bedroom property comprises a modern fully fitted kitchen, leading out to a pretty garden, a reception room, two double bedrooms and a bathroom. Crescent Grove is just a stone’s throw from the local amenities of Clapham and the transport links of both Clapham Common Underground (Northern Line) and Clapham High Street train station with their great access into the city and West end. EPC=E CLAPHAM: 020 7501 3666 lets.clp@marshandparsons.co.uk Tenant fees apply, see www.marshandparsons.co.uk/services/lettings/tenant-fees for more information.


Kelmscott Road

£1,499,000

A superb natural four bedroom family house, positioned on this sought after residential street ‘Between the Commons’. The accommodation has been extended to the rear of the original building on both the ground and first floor level. The kitchen has also been extended into the side return. In addition there is potential for further development into the loft space. Four double bedrooms•Double reception room•Kitchen, breakfast room•Family bathroom•Shower room• Downstairs wc•Utility cupboard•Cellar•Garden

Chatham Road

£1,200,000

An extremely rare opportunity to acquire this un-extended early Victorian freehold house on one of the oldest roads between the commons that comes to the market with no onward chain. The property boasts a huge amount of character and charm in its present state. Four bedrooms•Reception room•Dining room•Kitchen• Bathroom•Store•South facing 55ft garden•** Chain free**


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

Sisters Avenue

£925,000

This stunning garden flat is arranged over the raised ground floor of a grand Victorian villa. The accommodation measures approximately 1050 sq ft with incredible volume in all of the principal rooms. The impressive ceiling height and large windows all add to a superb sense of space and light. The property has been extensively refurbished incorporating high quality materials and fittings throughout yet retaining Victorian features. Two double bedrooms•Kitchen reception room•Two ensuite bathrooms•Walk in dressing room•Separate wc•West facing garden

Bramfield Road

£825,000

Positioned on this highly sought after residential street, this superb split level two bedroom garden flat is largely arranged over the ground floor of a converted Victorian house. The accommodation is presented in good decorative order with a feeling of light and space. Two double bedrooms•Kitchen/ reception room•Bath/ shower room•Ensuite shower room•Study•Store room•Cellar• South facing garden


Tantallon Road

£900 pw

A stunning family house located within the Nightingale Triangle. Measuring in excess of 2000sqft the house consists of a double reception room with dark wooden floors and a spacious kitchen/ dining room which leads onto the pretty garden. On the first floor is a double bedroom and family bathroom and a lovely master bedroom with a large en suite bathroom with separate shower. There are three further double bedrooms and a shower room. Presented in excellent condition and available on an unfurnished basis. Master suite bedroom•Four further double bedrooms•Double reception room•Kitchen / dining room•Ensuite bathroom• Shower room•Family bathroom•Cellar•Garden•Unfurnished

Canford Road

£850 pw

An Edwardian style house with a wider than average double reception room with wooden floors and a kitchen with a double oven and huge American fridge/freezer. The reception room opens out to the lovely patio garden. The house has four double bedrooms, with amazing built in wardrobes and a further single bedroom/study in the loft conversion. The house has two bathrooms, one which includes a separate shower. Cellar storage. The house is presented in good condition and available unfurnished. Four double bedrooms•Double reception room•Kitchen• Study/ Single bedroom•Patio garden•Unfurnished


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

Wisley Road

£1,400 pw

An extremely impressive Edwardian house which has been beautifully refurbished. There is a beautiful front reception room and an extended kitchen/breakfast room with concertina doors which open out onto the garden. The basement runs the full size of the house and has a superb 2nd reception room. There are also two good sized double bedrooms and a further smaller bedroom ideal as a nursery or study. The second floor houses the master suite with en suite shower room. There is also a separate room used a dressing room. 6 bedrooms•3 bathrooms•Reception room•Kitchen dining room•Family room•Separate wc•Garden•Unfurnished


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Broomwood RoadSW12 Between The Commons SW11 Calbourne Road, Nightingale Triangle £1,160,000 | SHARE OF FREEHOLD £825 Per Week At a spectacular 1456and square feet (135.3 SQ.M), this house, exceptional double bedBeautifully renovated extended 4 bedroom family with 3light, room, 2 bathroom family is bigger than three bedroomstreet houses open-plan living areas andmaisonette south-facing garden, in many a lovely residential in the area.for It has been designed with flfacilities air, has outstanding living space Road. and a convenient transport and shopping at Balham and Bellevue beautiful sunny south-facingCommon garden. Situated Northcote Road and right by Moments from Wandsworth Station. just EPCoff- D Wandsworth Common in the likely catchment for Honeywell School. EPC - D

Entrance Hall • Open-plan Double Reception Side Access • Extended Kitchen/Family Room 27' Double Reception •4 Bedrooms 24' Kitchen/Family Room •2 Baths/Showers 3 Double Bedrooms • Master Bedroom Bath/Shower Rooms (1 En Suite) • 2 Dressing Rooms Cloakroom/WC • South-Facing Garden

• South-facing Garden • Cellar • Residents' Parking • 1,571 Sq Ft / 146 Sq M • Likely Honeywell Catchment • Available Mid-September • 1456 SQ.FT / 135.3 SQ.M

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Wroughton SW11 Between The Commons Montholme Road, Road Between The Commons SW11 £1,395,000 £1,825,000 || freehold FREEHOLD This stylishly refurbished five and double bedroom, bathroom natural Victorian Superb opportunity to extend renovate this three unmodernised 3 house occupies Victorian an enviable spot close to Northcote Roadoriginal and Honeywell bedroom property with wide proportions features School. and a Its healthy flsunny oor area of 2300 square feet is thanks to its has larger and wonderfully sizeable south-west facing garden. The house potential for side and sunny south-west facing garden andbasement its superbconversions 27' kitchen/family which rear extensions plus double loft and and is room situated has beenthe recently extended and rear. EPC - Road E. and Clapham South between commons closetotoside schools Northcote tube. EPC - E

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Gorst RoadRoad Blenkarne Wandsworth Between The Common, CommonsSW11 SW11 £2,275,000 £3,450,000 || freehold FREEHOLD

Possessing one of the semi-detached largest gardensVictorian (70' x 55') andhas leafiwonderful est locations This handsome, wide house between the space, commons, this substantial Victorian house (3248 SQ.FT entertaining a beautifully sunny south-facing garden and is in / 301.7 SQ.MT) is a rare treasure. One of only a few semi-detached set immaculate condition throughout. Planning permission hasproperties been granted back this prestigious crescent, basement it offers wonderful scope for expansion. (now inlapsed) for a front-to-back conversion which would increase Wandsworth Common, Northcote/ Roads the total square footageits to station, just overfashionable 3000. The property is Bellevue situated on a and excellent schools areexclusive close by.and EPCwonderfully -D highly sought-after, quiet street just off Wandsworth Common, a quarter mile from the mainline train station and close to both and Northcote Roads. EPC - E. • Store •Bellevue Built c. 1885 • Front Garden With Side Access • Entrance Hall With Galleried Staircase 2 Large Reception Rooms •• Semi-Detached Kitchen/Breakfast Room •• Entrance Hall Extensive Basement •• Double Reception Room Terrace Kitchen/Family Room •• Extended • Outside WC/Washroom • Potential for Basement Conversion • Cloakroom / WC • Master Bedroom • En Suite Bathroom

• 5 Double Bedrooms • 3 Bath / Shower Rooms ••Roof Terrace 4 Further Bedrooms ••Loft Space Bathroom / WCs 2 Further ••70' x 55' Rear Laundry/Utility Garden Room ••London Borough of Wandsworth South-facing Garden ••3248 SQ. FT. / 301.7 SQ. M + LOFT London Borough of Wandsworth • Residents’ Parking • Storage in Loft & Eaves • 2,204 SQ.FT / 204.7 SQ.M + Walkway

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A stunning and fully refurbished Arts & Crafts house set well back from the road on this quiet street running off Abbeville Road. The house has been fully extended to provide over 3,000 sq.ft. of modern living and entertaining space.

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This immaculate Victorian house has been fully refurbished to a high standard throughout. There is a wonderful sense of light and space throughout and it is located moments away from the amenities found on the fashionable Northcote Road.

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

Located on this extremely sought-after road is this beautiful family home. The double reception room and open-plan breakfast room/kitchen create a wonderful space for family living, with the kitchen opening on to a mature garden.

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Located in Nightingale Triangle is this well-presented, recently redecorated family home. The property opens on to a pretty south-west facing patio and lawn garden and is ideal for family living.

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