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

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Dear Resident, As we stride into a brand new year with all the best intentions, the Residents’ Journal team has thrown itself into tasting and experiencing as much as we possibly can. If you’ll pardon the reference to resolutions (no one really keeps them anyway), our goal for the New Year is to meet as many interesting local residents, businesses and organisations as possible. Please do help us with our task, emailing your thoughts, feature ideas, news and general musings to bbcw@residentsjournal.co.uk. The Journal has the pleasure of revealing the winners of our charitable donations competition – turn to page 7 to find out which five charities readers chose to receive £500. This month, we have an exclusive interview with Chris Medland, director of the RIBA chartered architectural practice Oneworld design, which has been tasked with the creation of the new Battersea to Chelsea Harbour footbridge (p. 8). Chris discusses the evolution of the bridge’s design and when we can expect to be utilising this most welcome piece of construction. Jo O’Donoghue speaks to the enterprising local residents behind Northcote Books Limited, an independent community bookshop. The unique concept should prove attractive to the boroughs bookworms – turn to page 14 to read more.

The design for the Diamond Jubilee Bridge by Battersea-based architect One-world design (one-worlddesign.co.uk)

Managing Editor Katie Randall

Editor-in-Chief Lesley Ellwood

Assistant Editor Lauren Romano

Managing Director Eren Ellwood

Editorial Assistants Jennifer Mason Henry Hopwood-Phillips

General Manager Fiona Fenwick

Publishing Director Giles Ellwood

Editorial Contributors Maisy Molloy

Senior Designer Grace Linn

Associate Publisher Sophie Roberts

Production Hugo Wheatley, Alex Powell Oscar Viney

Client Relationship Director Felicity Morgan-Harvey

Brand Consistency Laddawan Juhong

Communications Director Loren Penney

Members of the Professional Publishers Association

Head of Finance Elton Hopkins


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

BATTERSEA

Single malt ambition Cheers to Battersea-based whisky distillers The London Distillery Company, who have been granted London’s first licence to produce single malt whisky in more than a century, and on 12 December, proudly announced that its first glug of the British spirit began to flow from the still. The whisky will be distilled in a 650 litre copper pot still, ‘Matilda’, named after co-founder and CEO Darren Rook’s Scottish Grandmother. Once the British spirit, that will be produced during the second distillation, has been matured in casks for a minimum of three years and a day, it will legally become single malt whisky. Residents’ Journal assistant editor Lauren Romano visited the company in August, when CEO Darren Rook was beginning this lengthy process and has long been looking forward to this moment. We’ll be quaffing Battersea-brewed single malt in a few years’ time!

The London Distillery Company, 33 Parkgate Road, SW11 4NP (thelondondistillerycompany.com)

Gasholders gone Darren Rook

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Nine Elms helps young people into work

Ramsay’s coming to Battersea

An innovative new scheme launched and managed by Wandsworth Council aims to inspire the borough’s school and college students to investigate future employment opportunities in the construction and development industries. Partnering with the regeneration of Nine Elms, the Education Links programme offers work experience and employability training to young people.

Cllr Govindia runs an employment skills workshop with Battersea Park School students Meti Olani, Sandra Nambo and Umer Ali. Courtesy of Wandsworth Council.

The Gordon Ramsay Group has confirmed plans to launch a new restaurant within the Nine Elms regeneration zone. London House, situated in Battersea Square on the site of the old Bennett Brasserie and Oyster Bar, will feature modern European cuisine and will be Ramsay’s 26th restaurant worldwide. The dining destination is pegged to open in February headed up by chef Anna Kelly.

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The Battersea Power Station development enters its next phase as National Grid starts work to dismantle the disused gasholder next to the station. The site was decommissioned in 2012 and improvements to the gas network mean that the holders are no longer required. Ravi Govindia, leader of Wandsworth Council, says of the demolition: ‘For decades this facility was part of a vital gas network but the holders are no longer needed and the land can be released to meet the needs of today’s Londoners.’ (batterseagasholders.com)

Image / Battersea Power Station’s Dry Gasholder just visible just behind the building to the right


CLAPHAM AND BALHAM

Nutritious, Delicious This January, those of you in the Clapham area will get a little helping hand with your New Year health kick thanks to Yogahaven’s eagerly anticipated Glo juice bar. Aiming to be open seven days a week, green juices, smoothies, herbal tea and maybe even raw chocolate cake could be available as early as 6.45am. Let’s hear it for guilt free treats! Open mid January. Yogahaven, 63 Wingate Square, Clapham Old Town, Clapham, SW4 0AF (yogahaven.co.uk)

Lambeth welcomes plans for UK’s first cooperative parks Greater power in relation to the borough’s green spaces will be handed over to local residents as Lambeth Council prepares to become the first council in the country to introduce cooperative parks. In offering locals greater involvement in decisions concerning their local parks, the council hopes that The Cooperative Parks Programme will enable communities and park groups to work alongside the council to improve local green spaces, make decisions about where money is spent and influence how they are designed. On 9 December, Lambeth Council’s cabinet will discuss a report which recommends this scheme for green spaces including: Streatham Common, Larkhall Park, Myatts Field Park, Stockport Playing Fields, Ruskin Park, Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, Brockwell Park, Hatfields Green.

For more information, visit lambeth.gov.uk Images / bexclarkephotography.com

Creatures of Habit To christen their new kitchen and bathroom studio and tile library properly, Peter Burke and Stan Olendzki of Linear Tiles threw a smashing party at the end of November for the local community. The duo ensured that the drinks and nibbles flowed as guests wandered around the Creatures of Habit exhibition with art by Benjamin McKay and a live performance by singer Dom Coyote. Linear Tiles shared some of its pictures taken on the night with the Journal team; it would appear that the best parties happen in the kitchen.

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WANDSWORTH

A new primary school in Earlsfield

Dolphin highway

Image courtesy of MPS (@MPSonthewater)

A pod of dolphins swimming down the River Thames is not a sight you are likely to see every day; so thought the Marine Policing Unit (an arm of the Metropolitan Police) until last month. The team on the Marine 2 boat caught sight of the five large sea mammals between Tower Bridge and Battersea. It is not clear why the dolphins were in the area, but it has been suggested that they might have been seeking shelter from the storm ravaging the North Sea; @MPSonthewater humorously tweeted: ‘We are not sure if it is here by accident or whether it swam here on porpoise.’

Calling all young Masterchefs Wandsworth Council has launched its Young Chef of the year competition, supported by the Mayor of Wandsworth, Angela Graham, who has pledged to spend her mayoral year creating opportunities for young people. Teaming up with Nick Vadis, UK executive chef of the major catering contractor Compass, he has agreed to provide chefs to mentor the finalists from seven local schools. The final cook-off will be held at Burntwood school in March.

For more information, visit: wandsworth.gov.uk

An independent commission of local government finance and business experts from across London has been launched by Labour councillors in Wandsworth, seeking to unearth new ways to keep council tax down in the borough without cutting funds for frontline services. Chaired by longterm Wandsworth resident Michael Ward, former chief executive of the London Development Agency, the commission’s report will be independent of the Wandsworth Labour Group and will be produced in the Spring.

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The council’s education chiefs have named educational trust Floreat as its choice of academy provider to run a new Earlsfield primary school (not to be confused with Earlsfield Primary School), which is due to be built on the side of the Atheldene Centre, fronting Garratt Lane in 2014. Floreat proposes to concentrate on the ‘four ‘Cs’: core skills (literacy and numeracy), cultural knowledge, curiosity and character,’ and says it will promote these attributes in partnership with the charity Adventure Learning Schools, through links with Wellington College and outdoor activities. The choice of provider must now be endorsed by the Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove, who will make the final decision and, if approved, the school will open in September 2015 and will admit 60 children a year, eventually providing places for up to 420 pupils.

Wandsworth’s got wit According to the Office for National Statistics, Wandsworth has some of the brainiest residents in the country. The organisation announced in December that 54 per cent of people living in the area have a university degree.


Charitable Donations: THE RESULT

1. DEVAS CLUB From its headquarters in Battersea, Devas Club provides a variety of activities for young people including a dance studio, a recording studio and a silk-screen workshop.

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Dear Reader, You may remember in our November issue we explained that a small mistake at our suppliers resulted in the incorrect wording being foiled onto the July front cover of the Residents’ Journal. The writing on the front of the cover, ‘Written for the residents of’ is normally followed by the correct wording: ‘Battersea, Balham, Clapham and Wandsworth’ in silver foil. However, in July, the silver foil read: ‘Written for residents by residents.’ The normal course of action would have been to reprint the covers quickly. Instead, our publisher felt compelled to consider alternative options that would spare the environment the additional burden of wasted covers. Our mission has been, and will always be, to produce the highest quality magazines that add to our communities, rather than to our recycling bins. In conjunction with our supplier, we decided instead to donate the money that would have been spent on reprinting covers to local charities and asked you, our readers, to suggest some of your favourites. We had five lots of £500 to give away, and asked you to vote for the local charity that you thought deserved a cheque. We were inundated with votes, and when the competition closed at 6pm on 10 December, we were left with five deserving charities that received the most support. These five (right) will receive a cheque each for £500 as this magazine goes to print – but we urge you to remember all of the charities we have previously mentioned when considering any personal donations.

Devas Club, Stormont Road, Battersea SW11 5EN, 020 7223 0297 (devasclub.org) 2

2. FACE FACE is a group of neighbours in the Furzedown area of Tooting, south London, who decided to get together and raise money for local causes affecting those close to them.

FACE, 49 Chillerton Road, SW17 07973 216 260 (furzedown-face.org.uk) 3. AGE UK WANDSWORTH Age UK Wandsworth offers care and wellbeing, practical help at home, information, advice and support for local elderly residents.

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Age UK Wandsworth, 549 Old York Road, SW18 1TQ, 020 8877 8940 (ageuk.org.uk/wandsworth) 4. FIRST TOUCH First Touch is the charity dedicated to supporting the neonatal unit at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, which cares for 600 sick and premature babies each year.

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Neonatal Unit, St George’s Hospital Blackshaw Road, SW17 0QT 020 8944 0131 (first-touch.org.uk) 5. STOCKWELL PARTNERSHIP Run by local people for local people, the partnership aims to improve the quality of life in the local neighbourhood by developing projects, building partnerships and representing the needs of the community to decision makers. n

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The Diamond Jubilee Footbridge design

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two worlds Linking two communities the Diamond Jubilee Footbridge – the first new structure to be built astride the River Thames in a decade – has finally been approved

All images courtesy of One-world design

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er Majesty the Queen was resplendent, a vision in white, as she boarded the Spirit of Chartwell, a ceremonial barge specially commissioned for her 2012 Diamond Jubilee celebration. All eyes rested on the Royal Family as they smiled and waved, and surely little attention was paid to the actual location of their embarkation point. A few eyes, however, were fixed on this humble spot near Albert Bridge, poised with plans unfurling for London’s newest structural development. In late November, the announcement that the Diamond Jubilee Footbridge – which will join Fulham and Battersea – had at long last been approved must have been met with a sigh of relief across the borough for the many people and companies involved with the project. This bridge has been a long time coming. ‘One-world design architects discussed the idea of a bridge in this location with Hotel Rafayel owner Iqbal Latif as far back as 2011,’ Chris Medland, director of the architecture practice charged with the design of the structure, tells me. As early as 1924, two years before the Queen’s birth, Viscount Curzon MP acknowledged in the House of Commons that a bridge for pedestrian access between Wandsworth Bridge and Battersea Bridge was needed. Chris continues, adding: ‘Together, we decided the idea was a good one, so One-world design set about creating a plan. In 2003, the local authorities instigated a feasibility study to select the best position for a new crossing and, in 2010, in a re-election promotional video, former Battersea MP Martin Linton called for a footbridge to be built alongside Battersea Railway Bridge.’ Current Battersea MP Jane Ellison and Richard Tracey of the London Assembly have also achieved widespread coverage and support for the bridge since their election. Setting the ball in motion, the backing of Palace Investments and Hotel Rafayel enabled a full design team to be engaged and consultation to be undertaken. The highly skilled, creative minds drawn together to formulate plans for this pedestrian and cycle link include: structural engineers Expedition Engineering;

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marine engineering company Beckett Rankine; environmental hydraulic engineers HR Wallingford; environmental consultants RPS; ecologists Thomson Ecology; archaeologists Oxford Archaeology; spatial accessibility analysts Space Syntax; and lighting designers Paul Nulty. They will work alongside One-word design as lead consultants and architects; Red7Marine, which will manage construction sequencing and logistical advice; and Gleeds, which will handle outline cost preparation. One-world design, a RIBA chartered architectural practice with sustainable design at its core, has worked voluntarily to ensure that the project achieved planning permission. The project now seeks private corporate sponsorship in exchange for ‘naming rights’ and for the bridge to be gifted to London at no cost to the taxpayer or local authorities. And what a wonderful gift for London it will be. Hammersmith and Fulham Council’s Design Review Panel, made up of representatives from local residents’ associations and amenity groups, thought it was a ‘terrific proposal for this part of town.’ The 170-metre-long bridge, costing approximately £22 million, will link Lombard Road, Battersea with Chelsea Harbour. Chris hopes it will allow commuters greater access to Imperial Wharf’s station in Fulham, alleviating the pressure on Clapham Junction station. The benefits will not just be felt by travel-weary commuters, however. Wandsworth Council commissioned a business case for the bridge that highlights the benefit/ cost ratio and it argues that with a 2.0:1 result, the economy, health and the environment will be greatly improved by the construction of the bridge. This assessment also takes into account the financial benefit weighed against the cost of building and maintaining the bridge. The benefit/cost ratio here is above the Transport for London passmark of 1.5:1, and meets the threshold of 2.0:1 that the Department for Transport considers to represent high value for money. ‘The first proposal developed was for a five-arch bridge, which would closely follow the arches of the existing railway bridge,’ Chris tells the Journal. ‘As further investigations were carried out and consultation responses were received, the constraints and disadvantages of this scheme became apparent. Chief among the disadvantages was the realisation that building four piers in the river would disturb the ecology of the tidal mud flats and disrupt the navigation of the houseboats in Albion Quay in particular.’ Other issues that affected the bridge’s design were raised by English Heritage and the Environment Agency (EA) and related to the restricted view of the existing listed railway bridge and the strategy for rainwater collection. The EA noted that rainwater collected on a solid deck may need to be treated. By reverting to a lightweight permeable deck the matter was rectified, also making the bridge lighter. The plan was developed and a three-arch scheme which resolved the environmental issues emerged as a frontrunner. ‘The design features two large structured steel arches, spanning the equivalent of two spans of the existing Battersea Railway Bridge (which the footbridge will run alongside),’ says Chris. In total, nine different

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The 170-metre-long bridge, costing approximately £22 million, will link Lombard Road, Battersea with Chelsea Harbour concept options that worked within the tight physical parameters were explored, involving forked paths around a tubular steel arch and suspended decks. The final design will be painted white, to ensure a sleek and modern aesthetic. Councillor Nicholas Botterill, leader of Hammersmith and Fulham Council, said of the project: ‘The new bridge has the potential to give the south of our borough a real boost by improving the local economy, bringing jobs to the area and making transport links better and faster. We look forward to seeing this exciting idea becoming reality and with 1.2 million trips expected across the new bridge per year, this will be beneficial for local residents as well as commuters and visitors who come through the borough.’ Chris admits that the programme is reliant on successful sponsorship at the moment, but if a suitable candidate is found before Easter, work could begin as early as autumn 2014, with a completion date of spring/ summer 2015. ‘The construction of the two river piers will be evident first,’ he explains. ‘And these will need to be built during the autumn/winter to avoid the fish spawning season, whilst the steel super structure will be constructed off-site and brought up the river by barge.’ As plans move forward in Battersea, commotion further up river is abound as renowned designer Thomas Heatherwick and actress and campaigner Joanna Lumley lobby for a new pedestrian ‘Garden Bridge’ linking Temple Station with the Southbank. The structure would both widen and narrow across its length and be covered with leafy flora. Heatherwick Studio is currently working closely with Transport for London and world-renowned engineering consultant Arup to develop the scheme, with the Government already pledging £30 million to support its construction. n

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

UNTIL 18 JANUARY

21-26 JANUARY

22 JANUARY

GOOD OLD ST. LOUIS

THE REBIRTH

STARS OF THE FUTURE

Meet me in St. Louis tells the story of the Smiths, a well-to-do suburban family living in turn of the century Midwestern St. Louis. The city is about to host the World’s Fair, a spectacular exhibition on a scale never before seen, but sisters Esther and Rose are dreaming of romance. When their father is unexpectedly beckoned to New York, the family is suddenly uprooted from St. Louis; a move that threatens to change their lives forever.

The month of ‘fresh-starts’ may seem like a strange time to buy antiques; after all, the time for spring cleaning is fast approaching. But if you are sick of minimalism, the Winter Decorative Antiques Fair is just the event for you. There is no easier way to peruse so many unusual, unique pieces all under one roof. With more than 140 exhibitors showcasing original lighting, quirky accessories, architectural salvage, colourful ceramics and more, you will be spoilt for choice.

At the heart of British opera is the National Opera Studio, which provides professional training of the highest quality to young opera singers. These vocalists perform in public recitals at All Saints Church, Wandsworth. For anyone who enjoys opera, this is a rare opportunity to see some of the stars of the future perform in an intimate environment. For those new to the art form, this presents a chance to begin your cultural education enjoying classic opera.

Tickets £20, 7pm, 7.30pm and 3pm matinees. Landor Theatre, 70 Landor Road, SW9 9PH, 020 7737 7276 (landortheatre.co.uk)

Tickets cost £10 and are available on the door see website for opening hours. Battersea Evolution, Chelsea Gate, Battersea Park SW11 4NJ (decorativefair.com)

By Evelyn De Morgan

Free entry, performance at 1.10pm. All Saints Church, Wandsworth High Street, SW11 2PT (nationaloperastudio.org.uk)

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29-30 JANUARY

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PUPPET LORE

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ONE FOR THE DIARY

This January, Tomten is coming to Clapham; Old Saw, the unique theatre company, will bring to life Viktor Rydberg’s Swedish poem. A mythical creature of Scandanavian folklore, the tomte is believed to take care of a farmer’s home and children, protecting them from harm, particularly at night when the world is asleep. Performed by three energetic puppeteers, Old Saw presents the story with such vivid imagination that it is sure to prove extremely popular with audiences.

In a new interactive installation entitled 97 Years, contemporary artist Jo Hellier remembers a series of conversations that took place between herself and her grandfather. Gradually throughout the show, Jo recruits audience members to help her hold things together while picking through her memories – some fleeting and some irrevocably lost. This is a poignant investigation of mental health that invites audiences to work with the performer to untangle a muddled mind.

Evelyn De Morgan began her artistic career at the Slade School of Art (reportedly the first school in Britain to offer female students the opportunity to attend lifedrawing classes), where she developed her interest in drawing the human body. This new exhibition, featuring material from the De Morgan Centre’s archive of drawings, will showcase De Morgan’s drawings and sketches, and explore her time at the Slade as well as the experiences of female artists in the late 19th Century.

Performances at 11.30am and 4pm Omnibus Clapham, 1 Northside Clapham Common, SW4 0QW, 020 7498 4699 (omnibus-clapham.org)

Tickets £8, performances at 7.30pm. Battersea Admission £3.60. The De Morgan Centre Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, Battersea 38 West Hill, Wandsworth, SW18 1RX SW11 5TN, 020 7223 2223 (bac.org.uk) 020 8871 1144 (demorgan.org.uk)

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to grandad with love

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Jo Hellier in 97 Years

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Heart of the

Community Battersea rejoices as residents move closer to the opening of a new community-owned bookshop in Northcote Road

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From left: Marie Dimond, Viv Taylor Gee, Ivor Rawlinson, Carol Rahn, Richard Howells. Image by Sarah Wyld

What I’m particularly looking forward to is walking into the bookshop and buying a terrific book that I wouldn’t even have known about if it weren’t for one of the staff recommending it to me Carol Rahn

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ommunity-based shops and co-operatives are usually thought of as rural establishments rather than city businesses. According to the Plunkett Foundation (which supports social enterprises), in 1993 there were just 23 communityowned shops, but 20 years on there are more than 300 nationwide, with a further 30 opened in 2013 alone. Yet only one of these was located in the capital (The People’s Supermarket in Bloomsbury, if you’re interested) – until now… With a planned opening in the spring, the residents of Wandsworth and Battersea are celebrating another step towards their dream of an independent, shared community bookshop. Last month, the Northcote Books Limited project was officially named as a Society for the Benefit of the Community, in one of London’s most exciting new developments for 2014. ‘This means that Northcote Books Limited is a not-for-profit social enterprise; a form of co-operative

which will be owned by the community,’ explains Viv Taylor Gee, chair of the steering committee, a former documentary maker and communications adviser to the World Health Organization. ‘There is a full set of rules for this type of organisation to ensure that it is properly managed, that any surplus is ploughed back into the venture and the community, and that the people who buy shares have a voice in what we do: they will be co-owners.’ So what exactly has the committee planned? ‘My vision for the shop is that it will be a warm and welcoming place not only to browse and to find the best books (the ones you have heard about or read about, with 24-hour order, free delivery and a book-tracking service) but also to come together with others to meet authors, novelists, scientists, poets, thinkers, all those who write books, as well as a place to host creative workshops of all kinds,’ says Viv. The shop will be a particularly exciting place for

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From left: Susie O’Reilly, Jo Simpson, Richard Howell Val Timlin, Carol Rahn, Viv Taylor Gee

parents, children and schools to visit; a real cultural heart for the area.’ Even more uniquely, the bookshop will be located within Northcote Library: ‘The idea to locate to the library came from Councillor Peter Dawson who contacted GLL (Greenwich Leisure Ltd) which runs the libraries in Wandsworth and they saw the potential,’ reveals Viv. ‘As you know, high streets all over the country are having to find new ways to be vibrant and to survive: our local library has been on the verge of closure before now. ‘Bookshops are particularly vulnerable because many books are bought online. In our area, small shops close because they struggle with high business rates and rents: we are fortunate to be able to use part of the library; it will help us to become viable. ‘Although putting a shop in a library is a new idea, it can work because people who want to read use both! We will not be in competition: we have a shared interest.’ As local resident and writer Carol Rahn explains, ‘We will be the first in the UK, as far as I know, to put a bookshop in a library, but I think it’s a truly inspired innovation. ‘In today’s world, bookshops that are successful and libraries that stay open are transforming themselves into places where people want to linger. They draw people through the door with a compelling programme of events.’ Indeed, Northcote Books is looking forward to playing host to a varied and full programme of talks, interviews, seminars and workshops on subjects from art, literature and science, to finance, cookery and even fashion. ‘The bookshop and programme [of events] will be run by a professional manager and staff, but will have back-up from local people, for both ideas and contacts,’ says Viv. ‘This area is blessed with a lot of talented and

How it began The idea for Northcote Books was born in March 2013. When faced by the imminent closure of Bolingbroke Bookshop, 70 people gathered at a public meeting on a wet Monday evening. They vowed to start a community bookshop and have grown to encompass a board of nine and a group of more than 400 supporters. The bookshop will raise its start-up capital by selling community shares, with shareholder membership open to individuals, local businesses, schools and other organisations.

supportive professionals.’ Ivor Rawlinson, former diplomat and ex-British Ambassador (who is responsible for defining the shop’s client base and advising on the events programme alongside networking and fundraising) believes that the interactive element of Northcote Books is what will make it successful. ‘There will be an exciting programme of events for all ages,’ he says, ‘[…] creative writing, book clubs, multi-media, presentations, signings, story-telling for children and more.’ And from there, the community-based idea of the bookshop ‘hub’ will blossom. ‘The French community will enjoy our French corner stocked by a French bookshop in South Kensington,’ he gives as an example. ‘Northcote Books will provide a literary, cultural focus which doesn’t currently exist between the commons.’ As part of its plans for Northcote Books, the committee examined the results of new market research undertaken by campaigners; it clearly illustrated that local residents were quick to highlight the need for ‘a welcoming atmosphere, good coffee and space to browse,’ alongside a varied selection of books. ‘I want to see a quality bookshop where everyone will get the advice they want as well as brilliant service,’ says Ivor, echoing the voice of the research respondents. ‘We need to be able to help the busy mother who needs birthday books for two children – but her parking ticket is running out; to recommend the best of the thousands of novels available; where we can supply any book for our discerning clients within 24 hours. It will be a book space where one can browse and have excellent coffee and cake at the same time.’ In fact, the more the plan comes together – the more absurd it seems that it’s not been done before. A library – and a bookshop – with a full events programme, kids’ activities and good coffee; it seems a very natural evolution for both the bookshop and library service. ‘We know people do not want small, independent bookshops to die out, especially for their children’s sake, and that they really would welcome our idea of a creative hub,’ echoes Viv, in agreement. ‘We seem to have touched a nerve […] support has come from all around the area, social media and beyond.’ Certainly, the concept of Northcote Books as a legacy has also appealed to residents – something that their children and young people can get involved with now and continue supporting into adulthood – a service that will change with them, meeting their needs regardless of age, gender, education, taste, interest and reading ability. ‘This is Nappy Valley,’ Carol reminds me. ‘With so many children and young people here, promoting literature to the next generation matters a lot. As many parents realise, a love of reading boosts their children’s chances of success at school and beyond. We will be a trusted resource for parents, helping to foster reading for pleasure. ‘We’re also actively engaging with schools in the area. We’re learning that many young people are keen to take part in a dialogue about books – to see their recommendations and tastes taken into account.’ n

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Catherine Muller Flower School and Flower Boutique is now open on 53 Elizabeth Street and is ready to welcome you. For more information on courses, events, subscriptions and deliveries please call us on +44 (0) 20 72 59 01 96 or visit catherinemuller.com


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HOW TO Capture the essence of London o Local photographer Ricky Leaver talks the

Residents’ Journal through his five steps to taking beautiful pictures of the capital

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THE EXPERT

1. Keep it simple

Ricky Leaver originally worked in publishing before founding the Londonstills picture library in 2001, selling his images of contemporary London for commercial and editorial use. In 2007 he expanded the site to form Londonstills Photo Art, making a small selection of his photography available as signed, limitededition prints. His photography is a mix of timeless black and white, and bright bold abstracts with a particular emphasis on accentuating clear shapes and silhouettes. Ricky lives in Putney and is currently chairman of Putney Artists. All his images are taken with a Canon EOS 5D (Mark I).

Simple, clear pictures of London are often the strongest images. Avoid clutter, it only distracts. Less is definitely more.

2. Explore and experiment London is such a diverse place that you can take any picture you can think of. Get out there, explore this great city and find a different angle. Don’t be afraid to experiment – you’ll often be amazed at the results.

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My inspiration is to shoot images of London that are as yet unique and unseen

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3. Complementary colours

5. Shapes and silhouettes

Colours that are the opposite side of the spectrum naturally catch the eye; together they can make a terrific picture. So combine reds and greens, blues and oranges, yellows and purples.

London is stuffed full with a never-ending combination of amazing shapes, silhouettes, shadows and textures. Find these, and you are halfway to capturing a powerful image. n

4. No such thing as bad weather

All images by Ricky Leaver

London is transformed when hit by snow, frost, mist or rain. It becomes a different place. Just the time to grab your camera and take that unique shot that no one else will get.

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Linear are delighted to announce the opening of their new showroom, Balham Haus. Linear, importers of quality Italian tiles, was established in 2009 to provide a highly personalised service for clients to create their perfect living space. Our wide ranges of tiles allow different moods through texture, size and ďŹ nish. Across Europe it is normal for tiles, kitchens, and bathrooms to be showcased together, so it was an easy decision for Linear to also offer these services. Renowned for their high quality and award winning designs, ALNO kitchens are a natural marriage with the Lineartile ranges. Linear also provides the best in appliances from Miele, Siemens, Guttman, Quooker and can complete any kitchen with a choice of Porcelain, Corian, Granite or Composite materials. Our showroom explores the next generation of bathroom design, from the simply elegant to the truly inspirational and extraordinary. Visit us to see our own range of bespoke bathrooms offering unrivalled style and luxury.

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Camilla Hampton

Aesthetic

Interior designer Camilla Hampton talks to Maisy Molloy about her signature style, launching her new studio and why she was destined to follow this path

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or Camilla Hampton, it seems that not even the tide of time nor a successful career in the City could stand between her and a lifelong passion for interior design. As she puts it, ‘If you’ve got that in you, you’ve really got to go and pursue it. You can only sell your soul for so long.’

Life experience Camilla Hampton Interiors may appear worlds away from the designer’s science degree and years spent as a City headhunter, but as she explains, she’s been doing this since she was five years old, literally. ‘I would lie awake at night thinking I wanted my bed somewhere else so I’d be moving the furniture around, in tears because obviously I couldn’t move anything. My parents would have to come up and help me rearrange my bedroom so I could then go to sleep,’ she laughs. Clearly then, the success she has enjoyed in her first year is not down to luck, but her invaluable business experience and

the fact that she really has been doing this for a long time.

A breath of fresh air Camilla’s Wandsworth studio is the picture of aesthetic excellence; there isn’t a jarring colour in sight. Instead, we’re surrounded by calming pastels and sleek wood furniture, so timeless that I really can’t categorise them as modern or traditional. That’s the genius of the Camilla Hampton look. Not only is her signature style a covetable fresh take on traditional, she also sticks to what she believes. Unlike the ‘it’s-what-you-want’ designers that many frustrated homeowners stumble across, Camilla knew from the start that she wouldn’t be able to service clients regardless of what they wanted. She was always going to stay true to herself. For clients, this is a breath of fresh air. ‘They value my honesty and appreciate someone who is not afraid to say “That works best in the bathroom,” instead of needing to have it on display in the living room… They’re paying me for my opinion.’ - 22 -


Business is business It’s clear she knows what she’s doing, and this knowledge extends beyond interiors. ‘A business is a business. It doesn’t matter whether you’re selling staples or whether you’re doing interior design, it’s a business at the end of the day, and what I’d been doing in the City has absolutely taught me how to do that.’ So maybe her successful first year is partly down to luck. It was, after all, lucky that she had many years of business experience, as well as having tried and tested designs in homes of her own before experiencing the pressure of doing it for someone else. ‘It was an opportunity for me to make mistakes, and to be able to learn more about what I’m doing,’ she explains when I convey my thoughts.

threat. She believes that they have created a middle market of people who, 10 years ago, may not have had the means or interest in their home’s interior. Camilla also believes that people will always have a go at it themselves and wants them to know that she’s here in her beautiful studio, ready to welcome anyone who wants to pop in for a little chat and a little inspiration. ‘I want people to feel like I’m their local interior person,’ she tells me. Since there’s hardly a pair of curtains in the area that her seamstress hasn’t worked on, I’d say that’s wholly attainable.

Dreaming up inspiration

The new market

Meeting someone who clearly has no trouble coming up with ideas, the thing I really want to know is where she finds her inspiration. ‘I have incredible dreams; I genuinely wake up in the morning and write things down,’ Camilla enthuses. Though that may not be of much use to aspiring designers, she very kindly divulges her current obsession: ‘At the minute, I’m inspired by the Dolce & Gabbana collection – with its really rich sumptuous colours and lace. I want to do a room that’s almost entirely white but with dark navy blue cushions and lace edgings,’ she explains. It sounds dreamy, I can only hope her next client will give her carte blanche to go for it – at least then, if it can’t be me, someone will be able to enjoy it. n

For a designer starting out in the age of social media, Camilla can see the influence it has had on the industry. But she doesn’t see sites like Pinterest or Instagram as a

Camilla Hampton Interiors, The Showroom 63 Abbeville Road, SW4 9JW. The Studio 23 Alma Road, SW18 1AA (camillahampton.com)

Home designs For this creative maven, designing her own home has, in fact, been a highlight. ‘I really enjoyed being contemporary, moving away from the traditional, but also really trying to hinge on this idea of combining modernity with tradition. I wanted the kitchen to disappear completely and for it to be all about the dining room and I think I’ve managed to achieve that,’ she says. I agree, and the pictures are irrefutable proof that, when it comes to interiors, Camilla has an eye for aesthetic.

All images taken in Camilla Hampton’s home

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

LITTLE TREASURES A Clapham-based childrenswear designer, Daisy Barnes, has opened a new online store stocking a range of premium items for babies and children aged 0-four. All of When We Were Little’s clothing is 100 per cent cotton and its first collection, ‘The Savannah Stories’, features four new designs each with their own story book.

(whenwewerelittle.co.uk)

SPLISH SPLASH POTS & PAINTS Get creative with your little ones this January with a visit to the Pottery Café in Battersea, where trained members of staff are on hand to help with imaginative exploits (and provide sustenance for hungry artists with delicious treats and freshlybrewed coffee for grown-ups). Whether you want to design your own collection, or browse the experts’ offerings at the front of the café (including the likes of Emma Bridgewater) there’s bound to be an activity to suit everyone.

Booking advised, especially at weekends or during school holidays. 153 Northcote Road, SW11 6QB 020 7223 3388 (pottery-cafe.com)

There are plenty of puddles (or, if they’re lucky, snow piles) to jump in at this time of year, so make sure your little ones have the best protection for vulnerable tootsies. Hunter wellies are renowned for their hardiness, and at Trotters this winter they’re available in four bright colours, meaning excitable puddle-jumpers will be much easier to keep an eye on.

Trotters, 86 Northcote Road SW11 6QN, 020 7585 0572 (trotters.co.uk) Trotters Hunter wellies in gloss fuchsia, £39.99

Headztrong reindeer ski helmet cover, £43

Headztrong snow husky ski helmet cover, £40

Headztrong snow rabbit ski helmet cover, £43

SCHOOP, SCHOOP, SCHOOP Are you struggling to strap your children into their ski helmets before they hit the slopes? After they’ve seen the new collection of super-fun helmet covers from AlexAndAlexa it’ll be all change. Safety’s not only first, but also fun this ski season.

Trotters Hunter wellies in gloss purple, £39.99

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Headztrong snow panda ski helmet cover, £43

To see the full collection visit alexandalexa.com


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 80,000 visits to the site. An invaluable tool for parents based in south west London seeking to swap tips and share advice, we’ve teamed up to post some of the most pressing topics posted on the site

If you could offer me one piece of advice, what would it be? I’m a first-time mum-to-be and, basically, I am wondering if you could give me one tip or bit of advice that you were given that you found invaluable during the first few months/year of your baby’s life. What would it be? Can be anything at all – fun, serious or trivial – I’d love to hear it. Re: If you could offer me one piece of advice, what would it be?

with feeding and nap times. We are all creatures of habit and so it’s no great surprise to learn babies benefit from knowing how their day is broken down. Although I didn’t do this straight away with my first, he responded really well when I did bite the bullet (it can take a while to get it to work and it’s not always easy as it can mean staying home a fair bit in the early days – persevere!!!) and with my second he took to it like a duck to water. I may have been lucky but we have never had an evening interrupted since we got him home from hospital – he has settled perfectly from 7pm-10.30pm and he now (from 13 weeks) sleeps through from after his last feed at 10.30 until 7am. So the routine, when it works, can mean a proper night’s rest for you. (4) Get yourself Gina Ford’s Contented Little Baby routine book. Even if you don’t implement anything or everything there is some invaluable advice in there.

Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:46 pm Fill your freezer full of gorgeous, tasty meals that are easy and quick to serve up. You will be so glad of them in those first few days/weeks!

(5) Don’t have baby in bed with you – they need to learn the right sleep associations. Otherwise you will be making it hard for yourself down the line as that is what baby will always need to get to sleep.

Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:29 pm Follow your OWN instinct. It’s very natural to be nervous and seek advice, but as you can already see, it can be overwhelming. You will find what suits you and your baby. Don’t rush to get stuff you are not sure you need – you can send your husband out to the shops later and get stuff if you need it. Don’t let visitors disturb the baby’s sleep just because they fancy looking and holding etc, put your baby first. Finally, their immune system really is sensitive in the first couple of months of their life, so keep grubby hands off them. Make people wash their hands.

(7) Don’t expect it to be Mills and Boon. Although, we are led to believe having a baby is the most amazing experience, no one tells you about the hard bits. It is amazing and it gets more amazing and that’s how we end up with more than one child, but it’s hard work and you put your life on hold for six months until you come out of the fog. Unless you are really, really lucky and end up with an easy baby first time around.

Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:11 pm (1) Don’t be afraid to ask for (or hire) help, whether it’s family coming over to help tidy and cook, or a maternity nurse or mother’s help – it can make the world of difference.

Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:12 am (2) Take a look at baby hammocks – my little one (second boy, now 16 weeks) has slept like a log in it since day one. It’s a nobrainer – they snugly hold the baby and replicate the feeling of the womb, they keep the baby’s head at a slightly elevated position (good for reflux – both my boys have it) and prevent flat head syndrome. They also help the baby learn to settle back to sleep easily as the movement rocks and bounces. I wish I had had one for my first child – it has saved many hours spent pacing the room in the middle of the night, rocking and bouncing to soothe them back to sleep. (3) Try and get into some sort of routine early on, especially

Do not put your baby down in a drawer temporarily then forget about where you have put it and close the drawer. We did that with our first and after a frantic search found her happily asleep! Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:01 pm Just treasure those short few weeks when they sleep like a little frog on you. Remember everything, take hundreds of photos and videos. Don’t sweat the small stuff and don’t listen to your parents or in-laws. It goes so quickly and is so, so precious. Good luck!

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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, posts have been edited into line with the Residents’ Journal house style

(6) See people – friends with babies in the same boat as you. ... Everyone will have similar problems/ experiences.


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

Mayor of London Boris Johnson with Cllr. Russell King

Planning applications Address: Abbeville Road Proposal: Installation of a new shop front and minor external alterations Date Received: 2 December Address: Chelsham Road Proposal: Erection of a single-storey ground floor rear side infill extension Date Received: 3 December

On your bike Mayor of London (and the man whose name is synonymous with cycling in the capital) Boris Johnson arrived in Wandsworth last month to officially launch the Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme in the area. Docking stations in Putney, Wandsworth Town and Battersea have gone live, with the remaining docking stations launching this spring. The Mayor cycled into Wandsworth from Hammersmith and Fulham, and was one of the first people to use the docking station in Podmore Road, Wandsworth. ‘Our iconic bikes have changed the face of the capital since their launch three years ago,’ he says. ‘This expansion into great swathes of south west London will enable even more people to hop on them.’

Address: Crescent Lane Proposal: Erection of a single-storey side extension Date Received: 5 December Address: Clapham Common North Side Proposal: Formation of a wine cellar at lower ground floor level, and the introduction of new hard and soft landscaping to the front and rear gardens, including the retention of the existing sycamore tree Date Received: 12 December

To find your nearest docking station, visit wandsworth.gov.uk/cyclehire

Planned roadworks and closures in and around January STREET

PLANNED WORK

DATES

WORKS OWNER

Garrett Lane, Tooting

Modernisation of TFL traffic signal equipment

16 January – 3 May

Transport for London 0845 305 1234

Allfarthing Lane, Wandsworth

New water connection to serve a new development

7-10 January

Thames Water 0845 9200 800

Narbonne Avenue, Clapham

Reinstate carriageway in footway

6-8 January

Thames Water

Battersea Park Road, Battersea

Lay four new gas services in the footway, totalling 7.6m

6-15 January

Fulcrum Pipelines Limited 0845 6413010

Parkthorne Road, Balham

Carriageway resurfacing

20 January – 3 February

Lambeth, 020 7926 9000

Wandsworth High Street

Build one concrete chamber 915mm x 445mm x 965mm deep footpath

7-9 January

British Telecommunications plc, 0800 800 150

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

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

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

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

Battersea Park 236 Battersea Park Road SW11 4ND 020 7720 8077 (sales) 020 7498 5243 (lettings)

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

Battersea 128 Northcote Road SW11 6QZ 020 7924 2000 (sales) 020 7924 2002 (lettings)

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

Savills Battersea 99 Northcote Road SW11 6PR 020 3428 2222 Battersea Park 238A Battersea Park Road SW11 4NG 020 3402 1900 Clapham 57-59 Nightingale Lane SW12 8ST 020 8673 4111 Wandsworth 12 Huguenot Place SW18 2EW 020 8877 1222 savills.co.uk savills.co.uk

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

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

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

A grand reception Knight Frank showcases an exciting sixbedroom family property on Hendham Road

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t 3,477 sq. ft. and boasting five/six bedrooms as well as a double reception room, a beautiful south-facing garden and off-street parking, this is certainly a property that deserves a closer look.

Whether your priority is finding room for entertaining, or making the most of the floorspace for energetic children, the well-balanced living and reception rooms benefit from high ceilings and large windows, ensuring these family spaces are light and airy with a spacious feel. The large entrance hall is flanked by flexible reception rooms featuring wooden bi-folding doors, which can be positioned to change the dynamics of each living space. A bay-fronted double drawing room with elegant twin marble fireplaces leads to the showstopper in this property – glass doors from this feature room follow through to a superb kitchen/dining space (complete with Aga) at the rear of the property. In turn, two sets of double doors draw the eye out onto a paved terrace which overlooks a mature and private south-facing garden. On the lower ground floor, prospective buyers will be pleased by the spacious family room, cloakroom and wine store that comprises this level of accommodation. Moving up though the house, the first floor is home to the generous master suite, complete with dressing room and en-suite shower room. Overlooking the garden at the back of the house, there are two further double bedrooms (one currently in use as a study) as well as a guest bathroom. At the top of the property are the final two double bedrooms, complete with another sizeable bathroom and access to the large loft space. Of course, finding the perfect property also means finding the perfect location, and Hendham Road is a wellpostioned in a London hotspot. Situated off Trinity Road and close to the amenities of Bellevue Road and the open spaces of Wandsworth Common, potential house hunters will also find that both the underground at Tooting Bec and the overground station at Wandsworth Common are a short walk away. The area is also extremely well served by good state and private schools, ideal for those browsing with a family in mind. n

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Lollipop stop Savills sponsors local lollipop ladies and men

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n 2012, Wandsworth Council decided to end school crossing patrols as part of an effort to reduce its spending by more than £70 million. Sadly, this put the jobs of local lollipop ladies and men in jeopardy, and a service formerly funded by the local authority was passed on to schools. Having already faced budget cuts of their own, a number of schools were unsure if they’d be able to afford to keep the service in place.

Savills decided to spring into action, providing support to ensure children stay safe on the roads. Robin Chatwin, director at Savills Wandsworth, Battersea and Clapham offices, explains: ‘The safety of young children going to and from school is incredibly important. At Savills, we felt this invaluable service should not be stopped. A third of schools in the local area formerly used a lollipop person, one of which was Honeywell Infant School. In collaboration with its Parent Teacher Association, we have paid for two lollipop ladies to remain in place for the next two years, keeping their school crossings safe.’ With children arriving at school during peak times, failing to provide a crossing service would not only disrupt the flow of traffic, but could also result in dangerous and potentially devastating accidents. Jane Neal, head teacher of Honeywell Infant School, was naturally enthusiastic about the support, commenting: ‘It is great to see the business and local community working together to ensure the continuation of this much valued local institution. Savills sponsorship is extremely generous and without it we would have lost the service.’ n

Bennerley Road, SW11

(savills.co.uk)

This stunning house has been extensively updated by the current owners and comprises a light and airy double reception room with wooden floors and a large fireplace. To the rear, is a wonderful extended kitchen/breakfast room designed to allow for a large dining and seating area. Leading from the kitchen, through folding sliding doors, beckons the secluded, paved south-facing garden. Guide Price £1.725m For more information, contact Savills Northcote 020 3428 2222

New team member Savills is pleased to announce Max Green as the new head of sales for Savills Nightingale Lane office joining Robin Chatwin’s established team across Clapham, Battersea, Wandsworth, Balham and Tooting. Robin Chatwin, director at Savills, comments: ‘With a decade of industry experience under his belt, and half of it spent in the local patch, Max is perfectly suited to head up our Nightingale Lane office. We’re delighted to have him on board.’ Max began his career in Cheltenham, learning the ins and outs of the business with a local estate agency, before making the leap to London in 2009. He has lived and worked as an agent in the area for more than five years, covering a patch including much of Clapham and Wandsworth, and has a wealth of knowledge about the local property market.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Post Office

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

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

Electrician

Library

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

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

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

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

Florist

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

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

Locksmith

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DENTIST

Brompton’s Opticians 103 Clapham High Street SW4 7TB 020 7627 5753 bromptons.co.uk

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

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

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

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

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

Opticians Boots Opticians 170 Balham High Road, SW12 9BW 020 8673 1546 boots.com

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

ASPACE 144 Northcote Road, SW11 6RD 020 7228 3074 aspace.co.uk

Susie Watson Designs 125 Northcote Road SW11 6PS 020 7228 9955 susiewatsondesigns.co.uk The Paint House 52 Northcote Road, SW11 1PA 020 7924 5118 thepainthouse.com

GIFT SHOP

Eclectic Interiors 65 Abbeville Road, SW4 9JW 020 8673 0572 eclecticinteriors.co.uk

All Good Gifts 65 Northcote Road, SW11 1NP 020 7223 8257 allgoodgifts.co.uk

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

Chalk 41 Replingham Road, SW18 5LT 020 8870 6125 chalkgifts.co.uk

Revamp Interiors 33 Bellevue Road, SW17 7EF 020 8767 7222 revampinterioris.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 - 34 -

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

Witches Hut 45 Balham High Road SW12 9AN 020 8673 3222

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

Jo Partridge So Me Beauty and Wellness 46 Abbeville Road, SW4 9NF 21 Clapham High Street, SW4 7TR 020 8772 0403 020 7720 3330 jopartridge.com so-me.me Rococo Salon Hidden Secrets 16 Webb’s Road 15 Clapham Park Road SW11 1XJ SW4 7EE 020 7223 0948 hiddensecretsbeauty.co.uk rococosalon.com Verde 113A Northcote Road, SW11 6PJ 020 7223 2095 verde.co.uk

Willie Smarts 11 The Pavement, SW4 0HY 020 7498 7771 williesmarts.co.uk

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

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

FITNESS Balance Physio 113 Gauden Road SW4 6LE 020 7627 2308 balancephysio.com Fitness First 279-291 Balham High Road SW17 7BA 0844 571 2804 fitnessfirst.co.uk - 35 -

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


KnightFrank.co.uk Albion Riverside, Battersea Park SW11 Stunning river views

A beautiful three bedroom lateral apartment benefitting from a large wrap around balcony looking directly over the river. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan kitchen and reception, underground parking, 24 hour concierge, on site leisure facilities. EPC rating C. Approximately 193 sq m (2,081 sq ft) Available furnished or unfurnished Guide price: ÂŁ2,250 per week

KnightFrank.co.uk/riverside riversidelettings@knightfrank.com 020 3597 7680 (RIQ187004)

Peninsula Heights, Lambeth SE1 Exceptional interior design

A luxury two bedroom lateral apartment finished to the highest specification with excellent living and entertaining space. 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, open plan kitchen and reception, 2 underground parking spaces, 24 hour concierge. EPC rating C. Approximately 165 sq m (1,776 sq ft) Available furnished Guide price: ÂŁ1,995 per week

KnightFrank.co.uk/riverside riversidelettings@knightfrank.com 020 3597 7680 (RIQ150106)

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The Tower, One St George Wharf SW8 Two bedroom flat for sale in The Tower

A delightful brand new flat in the iconic Tower dominating the London skyline on the river Thames. With views of Westminster and the London Eye from the sky garden, this flat is an ideal property for central London riverside living. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, kitchen, skygarden. EPC Rating B. Approximately 111 sq m (1,195 sq ft) Leasehold Guide price: ÂŁ1,650,000 (RVR130152)

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


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Battersea Reach, Battersea SW18 Three bedroom sub penthouse apartment

A sunny north facing 3 bedroom apartment with excellent river Thames views for sale in Battersea Reach. 3 bedrooms, floor to ceiling windows and generous living space, with a large roof terrace and views east and west of London’s iconic river. EPC rating C. Approximately 222 sq m (2,395 sq ft) Leasehold Guide price: £2,475,000 (RVR130079)

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


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York Mansions, Battersea SW11 Four bedroom park facing apartment

Located on the 1st floor, it is one of the largest park facing units on Prince of Wales Drive and offers excellent lateral living space. 4 bedrooms, 1 to 2 reception rooms, kitchen, 2 refurbished bathrooms, balcony. EPC rating D. Approximately 183 sq m (1,970 sq ft) Share of freehold Guide price: ÂŁ2,750,000 (RVR130114)

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


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SOLD Rowfant Road, Balham SW17 Asking price: £1,300,000

SOLD Wandsworth Common North Side, SW18 Asking price : £3,650,000

SOLD

Franconia Road, Clapham SW4 Asking price: £1,750,000

SOLD

SOLD

Herondale Avenue, Wandsworth SW18 Asking price: £1,825,000

Nottingham Road, Bellevue Village SW17 Asking price: £1,590,000

Abbotsleigh Road, Streatham SW16 Asking price: £1,500,000

SOLD

St James's Drive, Wandsworth SW17 Asking price: £4,500,000

SOLD

SOLD

Wiseton Road, Bellevue Road SW17 Asking price: £1,400,000

SOLD Englewood Road, Clapham South SW12 Asking price: £1,850,000

SOLD Hillier Road, Between the Commons SW11 Asking price: £2,000,000

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KnightFrank.co.uk Clapham Common Northside, SW4 Beautiful green views

An impressive Victorian house beautifully presented situated in a highly sought after residential area facing Clapham Common. 5/6 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double reception room, upstairs living room/ bedroom 6, kitchen/dining room, cinema room, wine store, utility room, garden. EPC rating D. Approximately 280 sq m (3,014 sq ft) Freehold Asking price: ÂŁ2,250,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/wandsworth wandsworth@knightfrank.com 020 7768 0993 (WND130320)

Dorlcote Road, Wandsworth SW18 Wonderful views

Light and spacious semi-detached house offering good family accommodation throughout with uninterrupted views over Wandsworth Common. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (1 en suite), kitchen/breakfast/ family room, reception/media area, cloakroom, storage, 75ft south facing garden. EPC rating D. Approximately 226 sq m (2,439 sq ft) Freehold Guide price: ÂŁ2,400,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/wandsworth wandsworth@knightfrank.com 020 7768 0993 (WND090019)


KnightFrank.co.uk Nicosia Road, Wandsworth SW18 Prime Location

A handsome five bedroom family house located on the much sought after “Toast Rack”. 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), double reception room, kitchen/dining room, downstairs cloakroom, cellar with utility area, south facing garden, off street parking. EPC rating E. Approximately 222 sq m (2,390 sq ft) Freehold Asking price: £2,400,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/wandsworth wandsworth@knightfrank.com 020 7768 0993 (WND130067)

Morella Road, Wandsworth SW12 Between the Commons

A superbly presented Victorian house located on a quiet road close to Wandsworth Common Station. 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, reception room, kitchen/dining/family room, downstairs cloakroom, study, utility, wine store, garden. EPC rating D. Approximately 266.2 sq m ﴾2,863 sq ft﴿ Freehold Asking price £2,500,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/wandsworth wandsworth@knightfrank.com 020 7768 0993 (WND130118)


KnightFrank.co.uk Gorst Road, Between the Commons SW11 Substantial proportions Double fronted family house with a spectacular kitchen/dining space located close to Wandsworth Common. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (1 en suite), double reception room, family room, kitchen/dining space, cloakroom, utility room, TV/store room, terrace, large garden. EPC rating F. Approximately 256 sq m (2,756 sq ft) Freehold Guide price: ÂŁ2,750,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/wandsworth wandsworth@knightfrank.com 020 7768 0993 (WND130227)

Herondale Avenue, Wandsworth SW18 Ticks all the boxes

An attractive and superbly presented family house with a mature south facing garden, off street parking and a double garage. 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (2 en suite), double reception room, study, kitchen/ family room, utility room, home office/media room, downstairs cloakroom, 74ft south facing garden, double garage. EPC rating D. Approximately 320 sq ft (3,444 sq ft) Freehold Asking price: ÂŁ2,750,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/wandsworth wandsworth@knightfrank.com 020 7768 0993 (WND130177)


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1 INTERIOR DESIGNED SEMI-DETACHED HOUSE WITH OFF-STREET PARKING the chase, sw4 Reception room ø kitchen/family room ø master bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom ø 4 further bedrooms (1 en suite) ø further bathroom ø 2 cloakrooms ø west facing garden ø summer house ø 244 sq m (2,629 sq ft) ø EPC=D Asking £3.1 million Freehold

Savills Northcote Road Christopher Lewis cblewis@savills.com

020 3428 2222


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1 SENSATIONAL FAMILY HOUSE BACKING ONTO WANDSWORTH COMMON routh road, sw18 Kitchen/dining/family room ø 3 further reception rooms ø master bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom ø 4 further double bedrooms (1 en suite) ø 2 further bathrooms ø utility room and cloakroom ø extensive cellar rooms ø off-street parking for 2 cars ø south facing garden with secure access onto the common ø 389 sq m (4,188 sq ft) ø EPC=F Asking £6 million Freehold

Savills Wandsworth Robin Chatwin rchatwin@savills.com

020 8673 4111


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1 UNIQUE APARTMENT SITUATED IN THE FORMER BEAUFOYS VINEGAR YARD regents bridge road, sw8 Kitchen/breakfast room ø drawing/dining room ø master bedroom with en suite bathroom ø guest bedroom with en suite shower room ø 2 further double bedrooms ø further bathroom ø study area ø 87ft x 50ft roof garden ø 2 covered parking spaces ø indoor swimming pool and gym ø 293 sq m (3,157 sq ft) ø EPC=D Guide £3.6 million Leasehold

Savills Battersea Robin Chatwin rchatwin@savills.com

020 8673 4111


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BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED FAMILY HOUSE CLOSE TO BATTERSEA PARK rosenau crescent, sw11 Double reception room ø kitchen/family/dining room ø 4 bedrooms (1 en suite) ø further bathroom ø playroom ø utility room ø cloak room ø garden ø 179 sq m (1,935 sq ft) ø EPC=E

Asking £1.975 million Freehold

Savills Battersea Mayow Short mshort@savills.com

020 3402 1900

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IMMACULATE FAMILY HOUSE hendrick avenue, sw12 Sitting room ø playroom ø family room ø kitchen/dining room ø master bedroom with dressing room and en suite shower room ø 5 further bedrooms ø 3 further bath/shower rooms ø utility room ø store rooms and cloakroom ø landscaped garden ø 276 sq m (2,980 sq ft) ø EPC=C

Asking £2.6 million Freehold

Savills Clapham Caroline Kennaway ckennaway@savills.com

020 8673 4111


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WONDERFUL TERRACED HOUSE ON A SOUGHT AFTER ROAD IN WANDSWORTH dault road, sw18 Double reception room ø kitchen/breakfast room ø 4 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø cellar ø south facing garden ø 136 sq m (1,468 sq ft) ø EPC=D

Guide £1.2 million Freehold

Savills Wandsworth Andy Harris aharris@savills.com

020 8877 1222

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BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED END OF TERRACE HOUSE BETWEEN THE COMMONS winsham grove, sw11 Double reception room ø kitchen/breakfast room ø master bedroom with en suite bathroom ø 3 further double bedrooms ø 2 further bath/shower rooms ø cellar ø landscaped patio garden ø 198 sq m (2,136 sq ft) ø EPC=E Guide £1.725 million Freehold

Savills Battersea Mayow Short mshort@savills.com

020 3402 1900


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SUBSTANTIAL FAMILY HOUSE IN THE 'TOAST RACK' nicosia road, sw18 Reception room ø family room ø open plan kitchen/dining room ø 6 bedrooms (1 en suite) ø further bathroom ø 3 bathrooms ø garden ø off-street parking ø 260 sq m (2,799 sq ft) ø EPC=E

Asking £2.95 million Freehold

Savills Wandsworth Robin Chatwin rchatwin@savills.com

020 8673 4111

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DETACHED DOUBLE FRONTED FAMILY HOME WITH OFF-STREET PARKING red post hill, se21 4 reception rooms ø kitchen/breakfast room ø 7 bedrooms (1 en suite) ø 2 further bathrooms ø study ø utility room ø 2 cloakrooms ø 105ft garden ø off-street parking ø 430 sq m (4,534 sq ft) ø EPC=E

Guide £2.5 million Freehold

Savills Clapham Robin Chatwin rchatwin@savills.com

020 8673 4111


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IMMACULATELY FAMILY HOUSE WITH SEPARATE STUDIO loxley road, sw18 Double reception room ø open plan dining room/kitchen ø 5 bedrooms (1 en suite) ø 2 further bathrooms ø utility room ø cloakroom ø south facing garden ø 203 sq m (2,185 sq ft) ø EPC=F

Asking £1.575 million Freehold

Savills Wandsworth Robin Chatwin rchatwin@savills.com

020 8673 4111

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FANTASTIC FAMILY HOUSE IN THE HEART OF WANDSWORTH swanage road, sw18 Double reception room ø kitchen/breakfast room ø 4 double bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø cloakroom ø cellar ø garden ø 157 sq m (1,694 sq ft) ø EPC=D

Guide £1.325 million Freehold

Savills Wandsworth Charlie Williams cwilliams@savills.com

020 8877 1222

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LETTINGS LAYOUT ONLY

GRANDISON ROAD, sw11

ORBEL STREET, sw11

5 bedrooms (3 en suite) ø family bathroom ø double reception room ø kitchen/breakfast room ø garden ø Council Tax=F ø EPC=E

3 bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø 2 reception rooms ø kitchen/dining room ø patio garden ø study ø Council Tax=G ø EPC=D

Unfurnished £1,300 per week

Unfurnished £875 per week

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

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

TREFOIL ROAD, sw18

CICADA ROAD, sw18

4 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø double reception room ø kitchen/dining room ø garden ø Council Tax=G ø EPC=D

2 double bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø reception room ø kitchen/breakfast room ø split level ø Council Tax=D ø EPC=E

Part Furnished £710 per week

Unfurnished £450 per week

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

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

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Wardell Mews SW4 ÂŁ1,995,000 This luxury, newly built five-bedroom mews house is beautifully arranged over three floors, including a decked garden, a media room and a private garage. The superb property has been finished to the highest of standards, offering versatile living space featuring under floor heating, solar powered hot water systems and multi-media functionality throughout. Wardell Mews is a luxurious gated development of four brand new homes, nestled amongst the fashionable streets of Clapham Old Town. Freehold. Sole Agents.

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Leathwaite Road SW11 ÂŁ1,475,000 This superb mid terrace Victorian house in an excellent location and offers the potential to extend (subject to the usual planning consents). The accommodation currently ncludes a double reception room, a separate kitchen, four double bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large roof terrace and a private garden. The unrivalled location is within easy walking distance of the fashionable Northcote Road. Freehold. EPC=E. Sole Agents.

BATTERSEA: 020 7228 9292 sales.bat@marshandparsons.co.uk


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Cathles Road SW12 ÂŁ1,250,000 This beautiful house has been fully extended to create an extremely well laid out family home. Including a double reception room with a feature fireplace and a superb family kitchen leading out to a private garden. The first floor boasts a large master bedroom with built-in wardrobes, two additional double bedrooms and a bathroom. On the second floor there is a large double bedroom with plenty of storage and en suite bathroom, a fifth double bedroom and a further bathroom. Freehold. EPC=C. Sole Agents. BALHAM: 020 7228 9292 sales.bal@marshandparsons.co.uk


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Englewood Road SW12 ÂŁ850 per week This beautiful five-bedroom house is presented in immaculate condition throughout. The stunning accommodation offers a large double reception room with feature fireplace, a newly refurbished kitchen with breakfast bar, plenty of space for dinning and concertina doors leading out to a beautiful garden. The upper floors consist of five well proportioned double bedrooms with plenty of built-in storage and two contemporary bathrooms (one en suite). BALHAM: 020 8673 4377 lets.bal@marshandparsons.co.uk Tenant fees apply, see www.marshandparsons.co.uk/services/lettings/tenant-fees for more information.


Bennerley Road, SW11 £1,650,000 Freehold A contemporary styled 4 bedroom house. EPC: D

Ensign House, SW18 £1,650,000 Leasehold A stunning eleventh floor apartment. EPC: B

Grandison Road, SW11 £750,000 Leasehold A beautiful two bedroom garden flat. EPC: C

Hamptons Battersea & Wandsworth 020 7924 2170

Hamptons Battersea & Wandsworth 020 7924 2170

Hamptons Battersea & Wandsworth 020 7924 2170

Hendham Road, SW17 £3,500,000 Freehold A stunning family home set in 1/3 of an acre. EPC: E

Leathwaite Road, SW11 £1,400,000 Freehold A stunning, newly refurbished family house. EPC: C

Hamptons Battersea & Wandsworth 020 7924 2170

Hamptons Battersea & Wandsworth 020 7924 2170

Pentney Road SW12 £999,950 Freehold A fantastic four bedroom family home. EPC: D

Gaskarth Road SW12 £925,000 Freehold A contemporary styled 3 bedroom house. EPC: E

Hamptons Balham 020 8618 2013

Hamptons Balham 020 8618 2013

Fitzwilliam Road, SW4 £1,850,000 Freehold A beautifully presented Victorian house. EPC: E

Rectory Grove,SW4 £495,000 Leasehold A superb split level flat. EPC: C/D

Elms Road, SW4 £3,000,000 Freehold A truly stunning Victorian house. EPC: C/D

Hamptons Clapham 020 7717 5439

Hamptons Clapham 020 7717 5439

Hamptons Clapham 020 7717 5439

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Lavender Gardens, SW11 £1,350,000 Set in stunning Grade II listed Georgian building.

Avenue Mansions, SW11 £525,000 A top floor 2 bedroom flat in great condition. EPC: E

Devereux Road, SW11 £1,550,000 Freehold An amazing 5 bedroom family house. EPC: C

Hamptons Battersea & Wandsworth 020 7924 2170

Hamptons Battersea & Wandsworth 020 7924 2170

Hamptons Battersea & Wandsworth 020 7924 2170

Fieldhouse Road SW12 £675,000 Leasehold A stunning maisonette over two floors. EPC: E

Pentney Road SW12 £999,950 Freehold A stunning four bedroom family home. EPC: D

Hamptons Balham 020 8618 2013

Hamptons Balham 020 8618 2013

Laitwood Road SW12 £775,000 Leasehold A bright and spacious 3 bedroom masionette. EPC: D

Honeybrook Road SW12 £950,000 Freehold A fantastic four bedroom family house. EPC: D

Hamptons Balham 020 8618 2013

Hamptons Balham 020 8618 2013

Offerton Road, SW4 £400,000 A beautifully presented flat. EPC: C

Klea Avenue, SW4 £1,450,000 Freehold A beautifully refurbished Victorian house. EPC: C

Hamptons Clapham 020 7717 5439

Hamptons Clapham 020 7717 5439

Littlebury Road, SW4 £475,000 Leasehold A two bedroom garden flat. EPC: D Hamptons Clapham 020 7717 5439


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Old park Avenue, SW12 £1,695 per week* A stunning family home. EPC: F

Overstrand Mansions, SW11 £775 per week* Stunning four bedroom apartment. EPC: D

Battersea Rise, SW11 £310 per week* A very lovely and well presented apartment. EPC: D

Hamptons Battersea & Wandsworth 0207 924 2998

Hamptons Battersea & Wandsworth 0207 924 2998

Hamptons Battersea & Wandsworth 0207 924 2998

Lumiere Apartments, SW11 £360 per week* Moments from Clapham Junction. EPC: B

Broxash Road, SW11 £850 per week* A stunning four bedroom double fronted house.

Hamptons Battersea & Wandsworth 0207 924 2998

Hamptons Battersea & Wandsworth 0207 924 2998

Cavendish Road SW12 £550 per week* Fantastic Victorian Cottage. EPC: E

Ipsus 07, Balham Hill SW12 £470 per week* A luxury furnished apartment. EPC: B

Hamptons Balham 020 8618 2014

Hamptons Balham 020 8618 2014

The Chase £1,300 per week* Large six bed home close to the Common. EPC: D

Aldebert Terrace £1,000 per week* An elegant five double bed townhouse. EPC: E

Chelsham Road £,100 per week* A large and stylish family home. EPC: D

Hamptons Clapham 020 7717 5541

Hamptons Clapham 020 7717 5541

Hamptons Clapham 020 7717 5541

Beyond your expectations www.hamptons.co.uk


Broxash Road, SW11 £575 per week* A very spacious two floor apartment.

Wandsworth Common, SW18 £500 per week* Beautiful newly refurbished conversion.

Leathwaite Road, SW11 £725 per week* A bright and spacious family house.

Hamptons Battersea & Wandsworth 0207 924 2998

Hamptons Battersea & Wandsworth 0207 924 2998

Hamptons Battersea & Wandsworth 0207 924 2998

Glenfield Road, SW12 £390 per week* A 2 bedroom garden flat. EPC: E

Englewood Road, SW12 £925 per week* A beautiful Victorian family home. EPC: F

Hamptons Balham 020 8618 2014

Hamptons Balham 020 8618 2014

Ravenslea Road SW12 £1,100 per week* Refurbished 5 bed family home. EPC: D

Hillgate Place, SW12 £585 per week* Newly refurbished 2 bed house with parking. EPC: C

Hamptons Balham 020 8618 2014

Hamptons Balham 020 8618 2014

Lydon Road £875 per week* A stunning four bedroom property. EPC: E

Gauden Road £495 per week* Beautifully presented ground floor flat. EPC: D

Montefiore Street £335 per week* A Gorgeous first floor flat. EPC: D

Hamptons Clapham 020 7717 5541

Hamptons Clapham 020 7717 5541

Hamptons Clapham 020 7717 5541

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


rrell.com

CurrellResidential

£420 per week £825,000 Share of Freehold Tennyson Street, Cross Street, N1 SW8 to Queenstown Road •• Close Converted Victorian factory •• Private Spaciouspatio two garden bedroom apartment •• Diamond Separate fitted kitchen, patio Conservation Area •• Period Central Conversion location

• Period Features

£485 per week £485 per week Este Road, Este SW1Road, SW1 • Three double bedrooms Three double bedrooms £625 - £1,250 per•week £299,950 Leasehold

• St Generous reception •Wharf, Generous room reception room The Tower, George SW8 Upper Street, N1 • Newly decorated • Newly decorated • One twoairy double bedrooms • Lighttoand studio flat • Available immediately • Available immediately • On-top of Vauxhall over and underground • Truly central location

• Brand • Lateral new width taking in 4 windows • Views over RiverofThames • Situated at rear building

www.currell.com 020 3668 0201000 3668 1000 battersea@currell.com battersea@currell.com www.currell.com www.currell.com


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www.baylisoldschool.com

£1,695,000 Freehold Halton Road, N1

NOW AVAILABLE PRICES FROM £399,950

A unique development of 89 new homes 1, 2 & 3 bedrooom apartments and 4 bedroom houses FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT

020 3668 1000 v.farrar@currell.com Currell Residential www.currell.com


Sales

ÂŁ1,750,000 Freehold Walsingham Place SW4 Battersea Sales 020 7924 2000 battsales@dng.co.uk

This beautifully presented town house has a wonderful balance of versatile living and entertaining space and boasts a 50ft south-facing garden and off-street parking.

3/4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, Reception room, Kitchen/breakfast room, 50ft south-facing garden, Garage parking, Small balcony, EPC: D.


Sales

douglasandgordon.com

ÂŁ1,695,000 Share of Freehold Albert Bridge Road SW11 Battersea Park Sales 020 7720 8077 battpksales@dng.co.uk

Stretching to nearly 2,000 sq.ft. is this unique and attractive property. Set in a handsome Victorian building, the flat offers a fantastic balance of living and entertaining space.

Master bedroom, 4 further bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Reception room, Kitchen/dining room, Study/family room, West-facing garden, EPC: D.


Sales

ÂŁ1,395,000 Freehold Elms Crescent SW4

A fantastic end of terrace family home, stretching to over 2,000 sq.ft. which is beautifully presented and has an exceptionally wide reception room.

5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, Kitchen/breakfast room, Cellar/utility room, Garden, EPC: E.

A wonderful, three bedroom home located within the Abbeville Village. Surrounded by garden on three sides, this house benefits from a rural feel and is very private.

Mater bedroom with en-suite bathroom, 2 further bedrooms, Family bathroom, Cloakroom, Reception room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Study/ music studio, Patio, Garden, EPC: D.

Clapham Southside Sales 020 8675 4400 | clapsthsales@dng.co.uk

ÂŁ1,150,000 Freehold Trouville Road SW4 Clapham Southside Sales 020 8675 4400 | clapsthsales@dng.co.uk


Sales

douglasandgordon.com

ÂŁ999,950 Freehold Shuttleworth Road SW11

Located on this sought-after road, set between the river and Battersea Park, is this fantastic family home. With a real sense of space and light, it offers a brilliant balance of living and entertaining space.

Master bedroom, Further double bedroom, Single bedroom/study, Family bathroom, Double reception room, Kitchen/breakfast, Garden, EPC: E.

A spacious and well-presented family home on the Wimbledon Park Grid, close to Southfields village centre and within the priority catchment area of Wimbledon Park Primary School.

5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Reception room, Kitchen/dining room, Garden, Wimbledon Park Grid, EPC: E.

Battersea Park Sales 020 7720 8077 | battpksales@dng.co.uk

ÂŁ900,000 Freehold Melrose Avenue SW19 Southfields Sales 020 8874 8822 | sthfldssales@dng.co.uk


Lettings

ÂŁ1,100 per week Furnished/Unfurnished Prince of Wales Drive SW11

A truly exceptional property located on Prince of Wales Drive with views over Battersea Park.

4 double bedrooms, Bathroom, Reception room, Kitchen, Balcony, Park views, EPC: C.

An immaculate five bedroom Victorian family house located on this popular road close to Clapham South underground station.

5 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Large reception room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Cellar, Decked & lawn garden, EPC: D.

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

ÂŁ850 per week Unfurnished Englewood Road SW12 Clapham Southside Lettings 020 8675 0888 | clapsthlets@dng.co.uk


Lettings

douglasandgordon.com

£850 per week Unfurnished Crescent Lane SW4

A wonderful family home arranged over three floors and presented to a high standard throughout.

5 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Double reception room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Pretty patio garden, EPC: D.

A beautifully presented five bedroom house on this popular street in the Southfields Grid within a couple of minutes' walk of Southfields village and underground station.

5 double bedrooms, Double reception room, Modern fitted kitchen, Bathroom, Shower room, Cloakroom, Garden, Studio/home office, EPC: D.

Clapham Southside Lettings 020 8675 0888 | clapsthlets@dng.co.uk

£669 per week Unfurnished Clonmore Street SW18 Southfields Lettings 020 8874 8844 | sthfldslets@dng.co.uk

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


Lettings

ÂŁ895 per week Unfurnished Airedale Road SW12 Battersea Lettings 020 7924 2002 battlets@dng.co.uk

A beautifully presented family home, located in the Nightingale Triangle. The property comprises an elegant double reception room and smart fitted kitchen with doors opening onto a sunny garden.

Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, 2 further double bedrooms, Single bedroom/study, Family bathroom, Cloakroom, Double reception room, Kitchen, Garden, EPC: E.


TR ACKEDY DELIVER THIS WAY UP

Douglas & Gordon are making a very special Christmas delivery and we need your help Between Saturday 30th November & Thursday 5th December your local Douglas & Gordon office is being transformed into a festive grotto. Please drop by and leave any non-perishable foods, new toys and cash donations for the 18,000 deprived and at risk London children supported by Kids Company. If you can’t make it to our offices, don’t worry – on Thursday 5th December our merry team will also be calling door-to-door. So please gather what you can and help us make this Christmas truly first class.

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