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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, I would like to ask you a question: can you operate your lawn mower? If you have a balcony or a patio, how would you go about growing salad leaves? London is blessed with some of the most verdant parks, garden squares and commons in the world and we all know how to make the most of these. However, when it comes to the exterior spaces attached to our homes, we are a bit less adept. My gardening extends to seasonal weed removal (during which I usually become despondent and give up). Many friends and colleagues also admit that the art of gardening is something they feel out of touch with; are we losing our green-fingered touch? In a bid to get closer to nature, I popped down to Battersea Flower Station to meet Lisa McCormack and John Schofield, two local residents who opened this community garden centre in December last year and are on a mission to make time spent working on your garden more enjoyable and garden centres less intimidating (p. 8). The Journal has also spoken to garden guru Caroline Garland to learn her top tips for maximising outdoor space (p. 12). As it won’t just be you enjoying the sunshine this summer, we have rounded up the best summer holiday camps for children and activities to keep them occupied from July to September. Smiles all round (p.24).

Battersea Flower Station on Winders Road (batterseaflowerstation.co.uk)

Managing Editor Katie Randall

Managing Director Eren Ellwood

Publishing Director Giles Ellwood

Contributing Editor Josephine O’Donoghue

General Manager Fiona Fenwick

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Senior Designer Grace Linn

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Editorial Contributors Antonia Michel, Claudia Wilson

Production Hugo Wheatley, Alex Powell Oscar Viney

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

BATTERSEA

Jubilee Footbridge A new pedestrian and cycle bridge over the River Thames has been approved by Wandsworth Council at a planning committee meeting on June 6. The Wandsworth Guardian reports that the bridge, designed by Batterseabased architects One World Design, is planned to connect Battersea to Fulham and will commemorate the place where the Queen boarded her barge during the Diamond Jubilee Pageant last year. Further approval from Hammersmith and Fulham Council is needed before the Jubilee Footbridge project can go ahead, but the approval from Wandsworth Council is a step in the right direction for the build. Watch this space.

To find out more information visit wandsworth.gov.uk

Image by Ash Knoteck Limited-edition prints of Northcote Road available at flyingducks.co.uk

A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: FUN AT THE FÊTE 7 July The Northcote Road Summer Fête will see the road closed to cars and in their place market stalls, ping pong tables, a children’s stage and funfair rides will pop up. Ride the carousel or take a spin on the teacups, but if that’s not your cup of tea, then grab some lunch from one of the many gourmet food stalls and sit down to watch the Wimbledon Men’s tennis final, which will be playing on large outdoor screens. There will also be a fair-trade market. The fête will support Abbie’s Army, a deserving charity for children with brain cancer.

11am-5pm, Northcote Road, Battersea, SW11 (northcoterd.co.uk) -4-

Race for the Kids Battersea Park played host to the Royal Bank of Canada Race for the Kids on June 9, which saw 4,000 people run, jog and walk around the 5km course in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital. Sponsorship has poured in and the total raised for this fantastic cause currently stands at more than £520,000. The money will be put towards the redevelopment of the hospital, creating stateof-the-art facilities to treat and care for children.

For more information visit: gosh.org


CLAPHAM AND BALHAM

A MAKEOVER FOR HARRISON’S Balham’s prominent eatery Harrison’s has been revamped, in celebration of its fifth birthday. The venue now boasts a basement cocktail bar, so grab yourself a mojito and take a seat on one of its snug leather sofas, before grabbing a classic burger. If you’re feeling more adventurous, sample the Goan fish curry or house meatballs served with polenta. Featuring individual breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, there is a huge variety of appetising nosh is available.

15-19 Bedford Hill, SW12 9EX (harrisonsbalham.co.uk)

Frisbee fun Clapham Ultimate Frisbee team are flying high after their recent triumph in a nationwide competition. The local team saw off competition from 66 other high-ranking teams to win the open division of London Calling, which was held in St. Albans. This achievement cements Clapham Ultimate’s reputation as being one of the best teams in the UK.

SCARF BOUTIQUE Tamara Tobias, a new on-line scarf boutique, has just launched a fabulous collection of six digitally printed scarves. Each scarf was hand-designed by Tamara Fowler and will add undoubted elegance to any outfit. The current collection encompasses the theme of nature, featuring stunning prints and designs. Tamara can also create unique bespoke pieces, allowing customers to be as creative as possible. The scarves are priced between £60£120 and bespoke pieces start from £120.

(tamaratobias.com)

Table tennis FEVER Funded by a grant from Sport England, two table tennis tables have been set up on Clapham Common. The presentation of the tables, which are free to use and open to all, coincides with the recent triumph of Wandsworth athlete Aaron McKibbin. Last month the 21-year-old Paralympian took home three medals from the British Table Tennis Association for People with Disabilities (BTTAD) Open Championships. The rising sports star made his Olympic debut last year and will join the other Rio hopefuls in 2016.

For more information about Ultimate Frisbee go to ukultimate.com

BEAUTIFUL BRUSHES Stylish hairbrushes are being snapped up from Claphambased company Rock & Ruddle. Its trendy brushes are made traditionally with boar bristles and come in pretty designs, which add a touch of glamour to haircare. Alexandra Rock and Jackie Ruddle launched the popular range six months ago and their wares are already stocked in Harvey Nichols. The pair wanted to provide affordable, top-quality brushes which can tame even the most troublesome tresses. The brushes are available in a pocket size (£20) or dressing table size (£30).

(rockandruddle.co.uk)

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WANDSWORTH

NURSERY NEWS Wandsworth Council is set to spend £1m on nursery facilities. The main aim of the proposed investment is to provide services for less affluent families. This will include the addition of 1,800 free local nursery places by 2014, as well as adding to the borough’s current facilities with more nurseries and longer operating hours.

For more information go to wandsworth.gov.uk

Cheers Forget Lederhosen, Bratwurst and Munich’s famous Oktoberfest. This month, Wandsworth Common will be hosting the London Brewers’ Alliance annual Beer Festival, where more than one hundred varieties of the beverage will be on offer, from across the capital’s 43 breweries. So, if you know your Daisy Gold from your Diamond Geezer, head down and drink up.

£5 (£3 before 5pm), 4-6 July, The Royal Victoria Patriotic Building, Off John Archer Way, SW18 3SX (legothique.co.uk)

Summer in the street

TRIBUTES TO A COUNCILLOR Ruth Ling, the councillor for Tulse Hill, tragically passed away recently after suffering a reported heart attack. Tributes to the Labour councillor continue to pour in from residents and her fellow councillors, following the news on 15 June. Cllr Ruth Ling began working for Lambeth Council in 1994, representing Clapham.

Pothole Problem Over the last few months Wandsworth Council has been working hard to tackle the pothole problem in the borough. Since the campaign began in May, six special pothole and pavement action crews have repaired almost 900 potholes.

For more information, go to wandsworth.gov.uk Words/Claudia Wilson and Antonia Michel

Over 100 residents, family and friends attended a joint street party on Galesbury Road and Jeypore Road on 8 June. A group of local residents decided to organise the event to bring the local community together and reclaim the streets for the children. Jacksons, a local estate agent in south west London sponsored the event, which enabled the addition of a bouncy castle and sports instructor for the children on the day, plus a live band to finish off the party. All of those involved kindly donated food and drink, bringing out BBQs for everyone to use, which helped create a real sense of community. Children set-up stalls selling homemade lemonade and old books and toys and the day was a real success with many residents meeting each other for the first time. Everyone enjoyed themselves so much there has already been talk of planning another event in the future.

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Constant Gardener Katie Randall explores an outdoor oasis: the garden centre, Battersea Flower Station

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ow does your garden grow? According to recent research by IKEA, 7.4 million British homeowners admit that they never use their gardens, so potentially this is a question that the average Brit might not be able to answer. Over half of those interviewed revealed that they are embarrassed by the state of their outdoor space, with a further 27 per cent admitting that mowing the lawn presents a more challenging prospect than undertaking a spot of DIY (ikea.com/gb/en/ about_ikea/newsitem/outdoor_living). All facts revealed by the study point towards a very sad, but potentially true statement: as a nation we are losing our green-fingered touch – a sorry state of affairs for such a verdant country. All is not lost, however, especially as the study also flags up the fact that British gardens are seen as one of the most important ‘rooms’ in the home. Highlighting that while we might not necessarily have horticultural know-how available at our fingertips, gardens are still important to us, as is maximising the outdoor space afforded to us, especially in a capital such as London. And where there is a will, there is a way. No company has quite taken the message of The Royal Horticultural Society’s National Gardening Week (held annually each April), which aims to get the nation gardening again, so close to heart as Battersea Flower Station. This green corridor on Winders Road is a haven for flora and fauna, created by two local residents and opened on 1 December last year. The benefits of gardens and gardening are multifarious and this business aims to reinforce these joys for its customers; proving how simple it is to make the best of every window box, balcony, patio and garden in London and beyond. This is a garden centre with a difference. Lisa McCormack left her job in marketing and advertising to set up Battersea Flower Station, a project she regarded as ‘real,’ after 20 years in the corporate world. When she was introduced to her business partner John Schofield, a gardener from the tender age of five, the pair began a journey that would result in the transformation of an 800-square-metre area of wasteland alongside railway tracks into a thriving community hub for gardens. Lisa’s partner Scott also joined the duo on their journey, quitting his job to help support and manage the burgeoning business. ‘I am not a gardener and I find garden centres really intimidating, but I wanted to leave the corporate world to create something of value,’ says Lisa. The group searched for three years before they found the plot that was to become Battersea Flower Station, a centre that no one can label intimidating. Brightly painted signs in -9-


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John’s Golden Gardening Rule Be bold and keep it simple. Don’t chose lots of little plants, opt for fewer statement plants. Always look after what you’ve got – our climate isn’t quite as awful as we imagine and pots dry out rapidly.

relatable terminology signal the location of climbers, flora, olive trees and grow-your-own vegetables, while multi-coloured bunting criss-crosses the sky above visitors’ heads. Red sheds containing neatly-arranged rows of plant pots, seeds, gardening tools, accessories and beautiful vases and cake stands are scattered throughout the plot. Lisa tells me that no question is too stupid and they relish the opportunity to provide assistance to all their customers. ‘We’ve also recently taken on our first official employee,’ exclaims Lisa. ‘Rebecca Clarkson is our resident florist.’ Operating from a little Wendy house, with her lop-eared bunny rabbit assistant, Rebecca (pictured right) creates whimsical bouquets, selecting interesting wild flowers sourced from London markets. Battersea Flower Station not only stocks plants and trees to liven up green spaces, as well as greenery for the home, John also gives free garden and balcony consultations, offering advice by either visiting the space or viewing a picture. ‘Lots of people just need a bit of help, but they don’t necessarily want to revamp their garden completely,’ says John. He explains that people tend to buy individual plants when shopping for their gardens and don’t consider how they will fit into the space as a whole. He poses the question: ‘You would never do that with a room in your home, so why does your garden get that treatment?’ From plants to preserves, Battersea Flower Station is no one-trick-pony. The gift shop stocks locally made jams and chutneys, pots from Kew and handmade soaps and candles from Crouch End. John adds that if you cannot find what you are looking for within the leafy confines of the centre,

the team will do their best to assist you in sourcing it, plus they also offer free local delivery. The business feels like a far cry from many modern-day garden centres, in which teenagers sit behind tills and the staff are far from experts. Lisa proudly proclaims, ‘There are a few gardening chains in this area so I think there is a place for a local independent. The feedback has been amazing, and the vicar came over from the church across the road and thanked us for making Battersea feel like a village.’ The duo’s dedication to the great outdoors is heartening, and incredibly pertinent considering - 10 -

Above: Florist Rebecca Clarkson Above on right hand page: John Schofield and Lisa McCormack at the till


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the current threat to British wildlife. Residents will not have failed to notice reports of dwindling bee populations and the gradual loss of wildflowers in the countryside and nature reserves. In fact, over the past 50 years we’ve seen a huge reduction of wildflowers in the countryside, which play a vital role in biodiversity and creating a habitat for pollinating insects. The Royal Horticultural Society states that: ‘Gardens are increasingly recognised as important sources of nectar and pollen for insects. It has been estimated that the value of insect-pollinated fruits and vegetables grown in the UK is about £220 million a year.’ At the same time, The British Beekeepers Association reports that a third of all honey-bee colonies were lost over the winter of 2012/2013, which is more than double the losses of the previous year. This organisation is dedicated to preserving the little creatures and conducts a winter survival survey every year. Its most recent investigation reveals the shocking statistic that across Britain on average 33.8 colonies were lost in every 100, compared with 16.2 the previous year. It would appear that the primary cause of such dramatic devastation is the continual poor and changeable weather during 2012 into 2013 and the arrival of a very late spring. John, a self-taught gardener with a thirst for knowledge and more than 500 gardening books on his heaving shelves at home, comments on the situation, arguing that we have a much more diverse habitat for honey-bees in London than we would imagine. ‘Everyone can play their part in helping the bees. Surprisingly, London gardens are rich habitats. People who don’t live in London think we are a barren wasteland, but sometimes the countryside is a barren wasteland these days because it’s all agricultural.’ He adds that: ‘If you take a strip of suburban London gardens, there is a massive diversity of plants – south west London is the hotspot for bee conservation.’ He explains that we live in a micro-climate and London is one of the kindest parts of the UK, temperature-wise for bees. The winters are not too intense (though their human counterparts - 11 -

might cringe at the sight of this statement) and plants do flower throughout the winter. If you are trying to help the bees, he advises, ‘Don’t be too tidy by continually cutting back your plants, let things die down naturally.’ Specific species of plants can also help, of which John can discuss in detail with you at Battersea Flower Station. Creating your own garden oasis in London is not as difficult as you might imagine. John also divulges some species that his garden in Balham would not be without. ‘I’ll tell you what I love at the moment; I am pretty obsessed with flowering dogwood. It’s an amazing flowering tree with very delicate flowers which thrives in London gardens,’ says John. He also admits that sales of seeds sometimes overtake flowers and that customers are increasingly keen to try their hand at growing their own food, whether it be simple salad leaves and herbs, or the slightly more tricky tomatoes, which take a lot of attention. Lisa, who is learning the tricks and tips of the trade from John, adds that they sell seeds of all kinds so that people who don’t have big sprawling gardens can grow whatever their outside space affords them. John and Lisa leave me with an intriguing thought: ‘Growing your own garden is easier than you would assume,’ they say. ‘There are things which are tricky, but equally there are flora that people can grow very simply.’ The pair are keen to break the gardening myth that only the natural-born gardeners and greenfingered among us can rejoice in resplendent, leafy gardens, and considering the beauty of their calm garden centre, I can believe it. Wandering past lush ferns with the wind rustling through countless leaves, one completely forgets that just above the Battersea Flower Station sits a railway line; and that is the beauty of a fantastic garden. You completely forget your present location and are transported, even just for a moment to an Eden of your very own. n

16 Winders Road, SW11 3HE, contact 07557 405 487 for the florist or 07811 334 908 for other enquiries (batterseaflowerstation.co.uk)


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Border Control Garden designer Caroline Garland talks to us about living in south west London, her passion for planting and working with local gardens

job where we were asked to fill in a swimming pool and put the garden back on top. Local influence: South west London has everything going for it, and it’s full of gardens. It doesn’t matter how small a garden is, with some help you can make it a wonderful space. South west London is particularly well-endowed with good-sized gardens, which are being redesigned as additional ‘rooms,’ complementing the house. I definitely love changing the face of Wandsworth and Clapham. I have completed 18 gardens in the local area since 2011, many of which I am really proud of (the remainder required some level of client-designer compromise). I like a challenge, so I enjoy small London gardens requiring imagination, with a free rein in style. Top tips for Londoners: Amateur gardeners tend to spend money on plants they don’t know much about, they plant into unprepared soil and plan bad layouts. A garden should be a space that you are physically compelled to walk in to and the initial design is crucial. When you’re beginning, some things can wait (such as installing a water feature) but other things should be done sooner (planting trees, digging over the beds and adding new soil). If you know what your final garden will look like, you can work towards it season-by-season, year-by-year. n

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Style & favourites: My style is vintage; I love potagers (kitchen gardens), raised vegetable beds, cottage gardens and soft planting. I always find myself veering towards the romantic but I also love the mix of structural shapes with soft planting. I’m getting slightly fed up with the ubiquitous grasses that have become rather popular. Inspiration & creativity: I liked the mix of Christopher Bradley-Hole’s Telegraph Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show – structured rectangular ‘slabs’ made up of hedging, interspersed with wild flowers. But then, I also loved Chris Beardshaw’s Arthritis Research UK Garden (quite over-the-top generous planting, strong on colour and form) and Nigel Dunnett’s original RBC Blue Water Roof Garden. Prince Harry’s garden was clever but it was ugly. I think designers often get so carried away with the design that they forget that a garden should have beauty. Going back in time, the Gertrude Jekyll and Rosemary Verey gardens were beautiful, and that romantic look (old roses and peonies in repeat planting along a herbaceous border) might well come back in fashion. Garden design: The London garden tends to be quite small, but into that space a client often wants a place for entertaining, a water feature, garden shed and trampoline – on top of being well-designed, fashionable and low-maintenance. In most cases, compromise is needed as a minimalist garden isn’t always realistic for a client with children. Clients often have big ideas even if the budget isn’t huge, which is great, but we do have to be realistic. A garden can’t be done for tuppence and it can be difficult to explain that a piece of stunning York paving costs a minimum of £100 per sq. metre, for example. Memorable projects in the past have included a garden in which we excavated a lawn only to find an air raid shelter, and a

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For more information or to book a design consultation with Caroline, visit carolinegarland.com


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David Cuffe, one of London’s most trusted veterinarians, takes a moment out his of schedule to talk to the Residents’ Journal about the local community and our pets The maroon awning of David Cuffe & Associates veterinary surgery, established on Abbeville Road in 1996, is synonymous with respite and care for our animal companions. What was the original ethos of the business? David Cuffe & Associates is a veterinary surgery serving the local community. We are open seven days a week and all of our staff are fully-qualified with a vast range of experience in their respective fields. The reason behind choosing my name was to get back to an earlier era where people took responsibility for their actions and didn’t hide behind a limited company. I spent 11 years running The Ark Veterinary Group, and while I still think that is a great name, I wanted complete transparency in the local community. Now I know many of the faces that come into the practice and they know me as well.

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are also just about to launch a check-up service whereby you can book a home visit from a vet. This year my son has launched CleverConnect (clever.connect.com). Part of his remit is transferring injured or sick pets in comfortable luxurious surroundings between specialists; a vital service when you consider how many miles your pet might have to travel to be seen by a specialist in a particular field. We also work to rescue abandoned animals and rehabilitate strays to local sanctuaries. Have you noticed any prominent pet trends in south west London? I remember when I first moved from Ireland you could buy monkeys on Brick Lane, a horrible trade that thankfully has been largely wiped out in the UK. Two of the most recent trends are the rise of numbers of pugs and crossbreeds, such as the humorously named cockerpoo and labradoodle. The other thing is a huge swing towards pedigree cats, and a slow return of the bigger dog (like my Ella, a lurcher).

Is the concept of community something that is very important to you? Yes, definitely. I think it is important to know your neighbours and to work together as a community to better the place What do you love about south west London? s surgery & Associate David Cuffe in which you live. Talking to the pet owners The borough of Lambeth is one of the most (and pets) out of the surgery, when they are culturally diverse boroughs in the country. We are relaxed, is a great treat and when so many very fortunate to have so many clients from every walk of life pets recognise you it makes your day. I am no extrovert, but I love sharing with us their desire to do the best for their pets. n getting involved in the dog shows that pop up over the summer months in the area. This year, I shall be judging a dog fair at the 52 Abbeville Road, Clapham, SW4 9NF Friends of Clapham Common Fête on 7 July with a judge from 020 8772 9922 (cuffevets.com) Crufts. I also oversaw the canine festivities at the Abbeville Fete on 29 June. I love judging the dogs and giving out ribbons, it makes the children so happy to see their pooch crowned top dog.

David Cuffe’s top tips for first time pet owners

What are you looking for in a prize-winning canine? Well, one year a little girl entered her pet in the competition and when it came to presenting him, she wheeled up a little stuffed toy on wheels – we decided her ‘pet’ had to win the exotic class!

Cats need very little attention during the day, but one big proviso: get one cat, not two. They will tolerate each other, but prefer to rule the roost

What services does David Cuffe & Associates offer for local residents with pets? We have a wide range of extra services to complement the surgery. We run new puppy classes teaching obedience and basic skills on a Sunday evening in the Abbeville Road branch, and we

If you are going to get a dog, someone has to be with the puppy 24/7 for at least six months. You can deputise, but the pup should never really be alone

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

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BALHAM’S BEDFORD GOES BANANAS

BIKING TO BRIGHTON

SWING IN THE PARK

After a successful debut last year, Banana Cabaret’s Comedy Festival returns to The Bedford for what promises to be eight fantastic nights of non-stop laughter. Some of the biggest names in the business will be taking to the stage, including, among others, Lee Mack, Lee Nelson and Milton Jones. Much of the line-up will be sneak peeks of what will be performed next month at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and this year there will also be comedy workshops for both adults and children.

Twinkling bike lights promise to rival the stars on the night of 13 July, as thousands of cyclists hit the road for a 60-mile night ride from London to Brighton. Last year, 5,000 cyclists took part to raise money for the British Heart Foundation’s Mending Broken Hearts appeal and this year the charity is expecting even more participants. Those registered to take part will meet on Clapham Common at 11pm and set off with their assigned group shortly afterwards. So why not get your helmet on and help tackle heart disease.

Battersea Park is hosting a free afternoon of live jazz, swing and folk music, performed by the Speakeasys and Tatcho Drom. Bring a picnic, stretch out on the grass and soak up the sax chords which will be floating through the air from the bandstand. The Anonymous Travelling Market will also be setting up shop for the day by the music, with a host of stalls heaving with food, drink and handmade goodies. What a wonderful way to while away a Sunday afternoon.

From £10, 9pm 77 Bedford Hill, Balham, SW12 9HD (balhamcomedyfestival.com)

£35 registration fee 11pm, meet Clapham Common, SW4 (bhf.org.uk)

12pm-4pm Battersea Park, SW11 (wandsworth.gov.uk)

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7 July

TEMPTING FÊTE Drum roll please… Clapham Common is launching its first ever summer fête organised by The Friends of Clapham Common and everyone is invited. Head down to the bandstand area on Sunday 7 July from 12.30pm until 5pm and enjoy the huge variety of events, activities and nosh on offer. If you are a traditionalist at heart then this soirée will prove right up your street as there will be cricket, fishing, a model boat competition and a Punch and Judy show. There are masses of activities to keep the little ones happy, with everything from toddler yoga and face painting to races and even a real fire engine to explore – guaranteed fun for the whole family.

The Friends of Clapham Common also know how much residents love their canine companions, which is why it has organised a dog show and a dog micro-chipping service on the day. Just one of the options for lunch includes a barbecue at La Baita, the Common’s café situated close to the fête area, followed by a handmade luxury cupcake from one of the many stalls. On Sunday, the Common will play host to around 30 stalls, selling everything from gourmet cakes to books. Many of the area’s favourite local businesses and well-known charities will be setting up to sell their fabulous goodies. If all this is not enough to

get you in the summer spirit, there will be live performances from Steel Band Music Ltd and The Whitlam. For all those avid Wimbledon fans who noted the day with a pang, don’t worry. The men’s tennis final can be viewed on a huge outdoor screen so you won’t miss a moment of the nail-biting action. With all this and much more, the day promises to be spectacular and undoubtedly the first of many.

(claphamcommon.org)

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Residents’ Journal

FOOD & DRINK Delicious dinners and tasty cocktails

The Orient Express by way of Battersea Louise Hart pays a visit to Red Pocket and travels to far-flung destinations through her tastebuds

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moke and fire may be overrated when it comes to a visit to the theatre. However, as I realised recently, there is definitely a place for theatrics in the dining room. As my waitress removes the wicker lid of my dim sum starter with a flick of her wrist, a flurry of steam overflows the ridge of the cauldron, and a waft of scent results in my mouth watering and my pupils dilating. This is exciting stuff. The Red Pocket restaurant, nestled inside Hotel Verta beside the river, knows a thing or two about setting the scene. The hostess and waiting staff are all clothed in traditional Chinese dress, the open kitchen adds an element of the theatrical and every cocktail features a touch of the exotic, so that when they arrive, the flavours instantly transport you far from London’s muggy confines. My companion and I quaffed a Red Lotus cocktail, which balances parma violet-sweetness with lots of ice and the slightly bitter Raspberry Stolichnaya Vodka and Lichido Liqueur. When cooing over cocktails subsides, I sit back to digest the setting. The Hotel Verta is very modern and the attention to aesthetic continues in Red Pocket, which features sleek booths and tables under large inverted bowl lampshades and a cacophony of little silver boomerangs like birds circling above. Restaurant operations manager Weng Kong Wong has been a dab hand in the kitchen for the last 20 years; most recently he worked in London’s celebrated Hakkasan restaurant. We enjoyed a selection of dishes, including the aforementioned signature steamed Xiao Long Bao dim sum in seven flavours. The little rainbow-coloured parcels (made from natural colourants such as vegetables) contained corn-fed chicken and blue swimmer crab meat. We also had a king prawn curry and can confirm that Wong and his co-chef Kee Hock Teoh are not stingy with the key ingredient: prawns. Dessert was a round

dome of cheesecake on a wafer-thin biscuit base topped with a thin layer of rich kiwi coulis. When we finally waddled out of the restaurant, truly sated, the sun had sunk below the horizon and we took an amble along the riverside. Just one tip though: hire your private helicopter to fly you over there (there’s a helipad just next door), because the journey from Clapham Junction Station takes a while by foot. Red Pocket, however, is definitely worth the walk. n

Red Pocket at Hotel Verta by Rhombus, Bridges Wharf, Battersea, SW11 3BE, 020 7801 3535 (redpocketrestaurant.com) - 16 -


Eating through the seasons By Joe Lambert of Lamberts Restaurant

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t has proved difficult this year to know what season we are actually in, never mind deciphering what is actually in season. With the supermarkets flooding the aisles with ‘nearly in season’ imports it becomes even more confusing and the true ‘seasonaire’ (those eager to buy seasonal produce) has to be very careful when filling their trolley.

The smatterings of sunshine we had in June have just about managed to do the trick for the vegetable crop. Though it’s always sad to see the end of the short asparagus season, I am buoyed by the incoming delights that July brings. The usual summer suspects start to rear their heads with cracking strawberries, raspberries and tomatoes on the shelves – we take full advantage of this at home and rarely a day goes by without at least one punnet of strawberries disappearing. I find in July, the Scottish fruit is the most flavoursome. Courgettes are always abundant – no matter how few plants I grow, we always seem to have too many. Courgette carbonara is a winner on the dinner table; roast your courgette (a long, slow affair) with garlic and red onions to draw out the moisture and caramelise the onions, then serve it with crusty bread for lunch. The warmer weather brings more fish to the table; mackerel and plaice are always great value in the summer months. Ask the fishmonger to clean them for you and then roast them whole. Sea trout and rainbow trout make great seasonal alternatives to the rows and rows of flabby, fatty supermarket salmon. Poached and flaked into a salad of new potatoes, peas and watercress, they make an absolutely delicious dish on a summer’s day. The recipe I have chosen takes advantage of lamb at the height of its season. This lamb salad is a great alternative to a roast on a Sunday. I hope you enjoy. n

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a taste of catalonia Situated on Battersea’s bustling Northcote Road, Rosita and the Sherry Bar is one of the most exciting new restaurants in south west London to hit our radar. Run by the husband and wife duo responsible for the wildly popular Lola Rojo restaurant and deli, this venture serves Catalan specialities, including, of course, a variety of tapas. With food cooked on a Josper charcoal grill imported from Spain, you can’t get much more authentic than this. Rosita is also a must for the sherry connoisseur, with its 25 varieties of the fortified wine.

Rosita and the Sherry Bar, 124 Northcote Road, SW11 6QU (rositasherry.net) - 17 -

Joe’s Slow Roasted Lamb, Apricot, Red Onion, Watercress and Toasted Almonds ( Serves 4 ) Shopping list: • Lamb – ask your butcher to bone and butterfly half a leg • Six cloves of garlic, three medium red onions • Two apricots and a handful of flaked almonds • One sprig of thyme (or rosemary depending on your taste) and 100g of watercress Preheat the oven to 200C and place the lamb leg in a small roasting tray so it fits quite snugly, season liberally with sea salt, black pepper and three cloves of garlic smashed with the back of a knife. Pour over a glug of rapeseed or olive oil and massage the seasoning into the lamb. Add a glass of red wine and about 200ml of water to the tray and put it in the oven. After 10 minutes, turn the oven down to 100C and leave to cook for around four to five hours, making sure the liquid doesn’t evaporate by adding more. Let the lamb rest for 30 minutes, then slice thinly and it should fall apart. Meanwhile, peel and chop the red onions into wedges, put them in a roasting tray, along with the three remaining cloves of smashed garlic and season with sea salt, black pepper and the leaves from the sprig of thyme. Add rapeseed oil to coat the onions and place the tray in the oven at 100C for one hour. Add the quartered apricots and stir to mix the ingredients together. Cook for a further 30 minutes until the apricots are starting to lose their shape. Then leave to cool, but not to go cold. Next toast the flaked almonds, and while the apricots and lamb are still warm, but not hot, add them to a serving bowl with the watercress and toss as if you were dressing it. Finally, sprinkle with the toasted almonds and serve.


Residents’ Journal

HEALTH & BEAUTY We trial the latest products before you open your purse

Sheer Glow Estée Lauder’s Pure Color Cello Shots sweep bright washes of colour across cheeks and lips for a youthful glow. Gel finishes are longlasting making them perfect for summertime. Pure Color Cheek Rush (£24), Pure Color Sheer Rush Lipshine (£19.50) and Pure Color Sheer Rush Gloss (£18) will be available this month.

Available at Estée Lauder counters nationwide (esteelauder.co.uk)

A Tale of Two Scents

Into the light

Scent connoisseur and creator of some of the most luxurious and exclusive fragrances in the world, Roja Dove has just launched two new perfumes, one for men and one for women. The Enigma range is inspired by mystery, but remains ‘self-assured and certain’ says Roja, who stocks his scents exclusively in Harrods and Fortnum & Mason. Both fragrances feature the brand’s signature rich and heady notes, with Enigma Parfum for women blending rose, jasmine, orris, geranium and vanilla to create a lighter, sweeter mood. Enigma Pour Homme is at once spicy, powdery and sensual with extracts of Cognac, tobacco and ginger. We applaud the olfactory master for his latest release.

Yves Saint Laurent Beauté’s new Forever Light Creator skintone corrector serum has caught our eye this month. Based on glycobiology research, YSL Beauté has identified that skin cells keratinocytes, melanocytes and fibroblasts all affect the skin’s texture, uniformity of colour and how it reflects light. The pearly pink fluid contains a potent blend of glycan-boosting ingredients to improve the quality of the skin; it’s beauty science at its best, with a sprinkle of YSL Beauté’s magic thrown in for good measure.

Enigma Parfum £295, Eau de Parfum £175 (both 50ml), Enigma Parfum Pour Homme £295 (50ml), Pour Homme £195 (100ml). Harrods, 020 7893 8797 or Fortnum & Mason, 0845 300 1707 (rojaparfums.com) - 18 -

Forever Light Creator Serum, £82 for 50ml, £61 for 30ml (yslbeauty.co.uk)

Sun Shield Sisley’s Super Stick Solaire SPF 30 is a must have this summer. Its nourishing formula contains targeted UVA and UVB protection for sensitive areas of the face and its soft texture leaves a matte water-resistant finish.

£67.50, available at John Lewis stores and online (johnlewis.co.uk)


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Katie Randall translates puzzling beauty language into plain English, this month focusing on antioxidants

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he way in which our skin reflects light has a big effect on our overall appearance, and on others’ perception of our age. Light, luminous, plump skin of an even, uniform tone has always been a preoccupation, but developments over the past few years and scientists’ work harnessing antioxidants has leapt forward, enabling us all to get a slice of the radianceinducing action. But what do these little molecules actually do and how do they benefit our bodies? ‘Antioxidants are vital for protecting and defending the body’s cells,’ explains nutrition consultant Claire Harper (thenutritionguide.co.uk). The Clapham-based diet guru offers me a science lesson on antioxidants, thankfully, in terminology that we can all follow. An antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits the oxidisation of other molecules. Put in basic terms, oxidisation is a chemical reaction that transfers electrons or hydrogen from a substance and this process produces free Antiradicals. These radicals oxidant can damage and kill extras: cells. ‘This is where acai, turmeric, green antioxidants step in,’ tea, thyme, rosemary, ginger, garlic, chilli, cocoa, paprika, red wine

Super Skin Sian Jones, co-director of balance Me, talks us through antioxidants in skincare

says Claire, they counteract the Rosie Huntingt on-Whiteley’s fair of face (image: Featur eflash / Shutte free radicals and rstock.com) inhibit further oxidisation reactions. The expert adds that, ‘they are present in different forms, some are made in the body (nutrients needed for their production include selenium, zinc, manganese, copper and iron), and other antioxidant micronutrients are consumed in the diet (vitamins A, C, E and the B)’ It is important to get a wide range of different sources of antioxidants as they all serve varied purposes in the body, for instance vitamin C is water-soluble, therefore it protects against free radicals in the blood and fluids that surround cells. Vitamin E, carotenoids and co-enzyme Q10, on the other hand, are fat-soluble, so protect fat structures such as cell membranes and cholesterol particles in the blood. Claire argues that the best way to strike the right balance is to consume the brightest coloured fruits and vegetables, and include a rainbow of different colours in your diet every day. The skin naturally arms itself with antioxidants but environmental aggressors to the skin, such as pollution and the sun’s rays, deplete the supply. ‘By protecting the body from harmful free radical damage, antioxidants are powerfully antiageing for the skin, they are also protective against a range of diseases,’ Claire tells me. Antioxidants in skincare are normally most effectively employed in serums and serum gels, so that they can penetrate deep into the skin to reduce pigmentation and age spots, diminish redness and reveal a brighter glow. Apply a serum under your moisturiser and think of your serum as a targeted topical treatment for specific concerns, while your moisturiser is a blanket that nourishes the top layers of skin.

Beauty products laden with antioxidants are everywhere. What do they actually do for skin? Antioxidants are often vitamins or enzymes that help to neutralise the effects of oxidisation and the impact of free radicals on our skin cells. The antioxidants help to strengthen the skin cells against free radicals and encourage cell and tissue growth. What is your favourite antioxidant product from the balance Me range? I love them all, but one of my favourite products is our Intensive Wrinkle Repair

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Perfect Skin Super Moisture This Works

£22.50 thisworks.com

Anti-ageing Face Serum balance Me

£36 balanceme.co.uk

Phloretin CF Gel SkinCeuticals

£150 skinceuticals.co.uk

Cream. As well as some super active antiageing extracts, it contains two concentrated antioxidants: arctic cloudberry seed extract and blackberry seed extract. These super foods pack a powerful antioxidant punch. Which antioxidant rich ingredients should we be looking out for? Look for antioxidants rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins. High grade pressed oils and super foods are often the very best sources.

(balanceme.co.uk)


Residents’ Journal

THE PLAYGROUND Twinkle twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are

Say hello to Pinksie the Whale Born from personal struggles, Pinksie the pink whale has fast become children’s new best friend. The Residents’ Journal speaks to the friends who created the storybook character to find out the next chapter of the captivating tale What mutual experiences have you shared that led to the creation of Pinksie the Whale? Marcella: Some of us have been friends for a long time and others forged friendships during this project but Beatrice Tartarone (Bea) is the link between all of us. We all had experiences with cancer (Bea with breast cancer, I lost a daughter to leukemia, and Katinka and Elizabeth have cared for friends and family affected by it). Bea had the idea of making a painful and difficult experience into something positive, creating a storybook for children. How did the character of Pinksie develop? Beatrice: The story came about when I was facing breast cancer in London and my two little girls were with Aunt Ale, one of my dearest friends. Every night Ale started to tell them a fantastic adventure about Pinksie, an imaginary whale which Ale created to comfort and inspire the girls. Bedtime with Pinksie became an important appointment, allowing them to escape and forget the tough journey that their mother was embarking on at home.
When I went to meet my girls, I too discovered the enchanted world of Pinksie.
The story represented so much for me that I was determined to publish it to help other children in need.


How does the project work? Bea: We bring artists to schools and they bring their creativity and inspire the children to become proud of themselves and their differences. Other mums immediately got involved. Delphine Kergall joined me in drawing the illustrations for the first book, Elizabeth edited the original text and Katinka worked on the design. Why do you think Pinskie appeals to children and inspires them? Katinka: Pinksie’s strength to become her own person attracts all generations. Matilde: Pinksie talks to children directly and with emotion. The character gives them strength and courage. How do you work to constantly involve children with the story? Marcella: The story is never ending. We encourage the kids to draw and write and to go on the website and send us their creations for publication online. They see their work and feel very much a part of the project. Pinksie also works very well in schools; one of the first events was a reading of the story in a Wandsworth school during anti-bullying week when the kids created posters and drawings. Matilde: This project unifies people, it creates magic between children, artists and teachers. What do you see in Pinksie’s future? Marcella: The future is to write a book a year, and to take it to as many schools as possible in London, the UK and internationally. We want to attract as many supporters and touch as many people as we can; making them aware of the charities that we fundraise for. We are hosting our first Pinksie the Whale Evening - 20 -

Auction in aid of Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital on the 18 July at the Royal College of Art (7.30pm). The Dyson Building will host a selection of artworks, which will be auctioned by Christie’s Auctioneers. Tickets can be bought on the website. It will help to spread the unifying message of Pinksie. IO N

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Meet the group Beatrice Tartarone A professional photographer and the brainchild behind the project Katinka Donagemma Falco Milanese Katinka splits her time between family and a design career Marcella Caricasole Marcella works as an account director for branding agencies Elizabeth Oddono Elizabeth has enjoyed a 15-year career in publishing Matilde Battistini Matilde is an editor and journalist and lives in Milan Maria Stella Weirz Maria lives in Milan and has always been passionate about art

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All proceeds from the sale of the first book are being donated to the Louis Dundas Centre at Great Ormond Street Hospital (pinksie.com)

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parent trap: NappyValleynet richmond NappyValleyNet.com has become an online sensation in the three 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

Action Learning for returning-to-work mums! Fri Jun 14, 2013 4.00 pm I live locally in Balham and recently set up my own HR consultancy business. I’ve got quite a strong interest in the area of new mums’ experiences of returning to work and want to start an Action Learning Set locally for women who have recently become mums and are returning to work (or are wrangling with whether to return to work or not!) I’m ideally looking for first-time mums who are thinking of returning to work in the next three months or who have just returned to work. This isn’t something I’d be looking to charge for – the only cost might be renting a space locally for the group to meet, but that would be just something I’d ask everyone to help contribute to. Action Learning, if you’ve never heard of it, is a process of group learning. It involves a group (or set) meeting every few months and members of the set working through problems/ issues they’ve got together with others in the group who can help support/challenge and enable the person to find new or different ways of handling issues they’re facing. I think it could be a really effective way to help returning-to-work-mums deal with the process of returning and reintegrating more easily/ confidently. If you’re interested, drop me an email via my company website: velvetcustard.com/ services/development.

Summer activities Hello,

• INspire does football on Wandsworth Common: inspirelifeandleisure.com • Also rugerbeez does multi-sport mornings: ruggerbeez.com Fri Jun 14, 2013 1.46 pm I was just introduced to this website – not sure if it’s good but looks interesting: myschoolsout.co.uk

Todd lerCalm parenting courses Fri Jun 14, 2013 2.35 pm Toddlers can be a real challenge; from tantrums to picky eating, clingy behaviour to sleep problems. Most toddler books and television programmes, such as Supernanny, only offer strict behavioural techniques such as ‘time out’ and ‘naughty steps,’ which often make both parents and toddlers even more stressed. Other toddler behavioural solutions rely on the use of toddler star charts or potty-training reward charts which provide shortterm help at best. ToddlerCalm™ provides real help for life with the ‘terrible twos.’ We offer toddler classes and workshops, suitable for all parents of toddlers aged between one and four years old. We do all of this without the use of ‘Time Out’ reward charts and ‘Naughty Steps.’ Through focusing on the science of the toddler year, including brain development, our toddler parenting classes and toddler sleep workshops help parents to avoid tantrums and aid restful sleep; turning tantruming toddlers and stressed parents into calmer toddlers and happier parents. ToddlerCalm classes are now taught at The Baby Drop, off Northcote Road, SW11 by local teacher Fran. For details please click here: toddlercalm.co.uk/teachers/franziska-wick 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

Does anyone have any [activity] suggestions for my four-year-old over the summer holidays?... Any top tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Re: Summer activities Thu Jun 13, 2013 10.20 pm • Emmanuel School has summer camps: activcamps.com • Also wild-learning: wild-learning.net/ index.php/book-a-course • Also the Wandle organises various summer things through the council • Little Gym has stuff too: thelittlegym. co.uk/uk-en/holiday-camps

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Residents’ Journal

Planning & Development

All images © Battersea Power Station Development Company

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

Sales reach £675 million for Battersea Power Station

Soaring House Prices in Wandsworth

With the development of Battersea Power Station itself commencing in July, the Battersea Power Station Development Company have announced that it has secured sale contracts which amount to £675 million. The interest has been staggering for the Circus West development, which consists of 866 apartments, townhouses and penthouses, along with other amenities such as shops and offices. Circus West is just a part of the mammoth redevelopment works occurring at Nine Elms on South Bank which will transform the area into a modern hub for living and business alike.

The latest figures from the Land Registry show that house prices in Wandsworth for April this year were 10.8 per cent higher than those from last year. This increase highlights that Wandsworth is becoming increasingly popular as a place to put down roots. The Land Registry reports that average property prices in the area sit at £444,359, which is over £40,000 more than in April 2012.

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Winning Wandsworth Wandsworth has just been crowned the favourite property location for affluent young professionals. Lures of the area include the quantity of Victorian and Edwardian architecture, riverside views and the area’s convenient connection to central London. Nitesh Patel, Housing Economist at Lloyds TSB, says that the demographic ‘tend to live in areas that are not far from the city centre, but also places where they can enjoy open green space and a café style environment.’

(wandsworth.gov.uk/news)

SW8: A New Power in Town Dalian Wanda, China’s commercial property giant, has announced its plan to erect a five-star high-rise hotel in Nine Elms, Wandsworth. The tower, which is said will reach 670ft (205m), will dramatically alter London’s skyline. Although the construction will not be able to rival the 310m Shard in height, the £700m build may well rival London’s new landmark in luxury. As well as the hotel, which is planned to consist of 160 rooms, 63,000 square meters of the building will be transformed into private premium apartments. As a result, the Wanda construction will be the tallest residential building in the whole of Western Europe. Wanda Plaza, Beijing © TonyV3112

Planning Applications Address: Brocklebank Road Proposal: External alterations including sliding doors to rear elevation and side of existing extension and blocking up of side door to access way Date Received: 3 June Address: Leathwaite Road Proposal: Excavation and enlargement of basement and a flight of steps up to the back garden to create three new bedrooms and two bathrooms. Extension at the side at ground floor level and changes to the ground floor rear windows Date Received: 3 June Address: Geraldine Road Proposal: Replacement of existing back addition with a rear extension at lower ground level and erection of rear/side extension at ground, first and second levels and erection of mansard roof extension with two dormer windows Date Received: 5 June Address: Garratt Lane Proposal: Prior approval for conversion of an office to one bedroom Date Received: 10 June Address: Prestwich Terrace Proposal: Removal of existing conservatory and replacement with a new single-storey ground floor rear extension Date Received: 10 June Address: Cautley Avenue Proposal: Side infill extension at ground floor level Date Received: 12 June

Planned roadworks and closures in and around July STREET

PLANNED WORK

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WORKS OWNER

Armies Street

Service pipe repair

1-3 July

Thames Water

Clapham Park Road

Southern Gas Networks connection works

1-8 July

Southern Gas Networks

0845 9200 800 0845 026 0015 Garratt Lane

Back-to-back connection to main in footway

Dorothy Road

Excavation and construction of docking point for the cycle Until 23 July hire scheme Scaffold work to replace windows and redecorate. Working Until 23 July times between 10am-4pm Construct a raised crossing Until 26 July

Balham Hill Old York Road

1-5 July

Thames Water Transport for London 0845 305 1234 Transport for London Wandsworth Council 020 8871 6000

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Residents’ Journal

THE CLASSROOM A summer round-up of the best clubs and activities for little ones

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE This year, Fancy Footwork is putting on an Alice in Wonderland summer school for ballet bunnies aged four to seven. The week will include daily ballet classes and story-telling, as well as art and design and will culminate in a show for friends and family. The dance company’s mission is to inspire confidence, whilst building stamina, spatial-awareness and poise.

£190 for the week, 29 July – 2 August 9.30am-3pm Belleville Primary School, Belleville Road, SW11 6PR (fancyfootwork.co.uk)

PARLEZ-VOUS FRANCAIS? It is said that children between the ages of 10 months and four years old are the best learners of a second language. For those lucky few, it really is as easy as ABC. Why not give your kids a head start and get them along to a Tingalingo class for an early crash course in French. With songs and stories, music and much more, learning French becomes fun.

A six week course costs £60 Under the Greenwood Tree, 11 The Polygon, Clapham, SW4 0JG 020 7627 4557 (tingalingo.com) - 24 -


WONDERFUL WANDSWORTH Every year, the Borough of Wandsworth hosts a huge variety of exciting sports courses for a guaranteed action-packed summer. Open to children of all ages, there really is something for everyone – be it trampolining for the tweens or basketball for the bambinos. If your children feel that summer isn’t complete without a game or two of rounders, this is definitely right up their street.

Dates and prices to be confirmed, 020 8871 6756 (wandsworth.gov.uk)

MONKEYING AROUND At weekends and throughout the summer holiday, Battersea Children’s Zoo are inviting tots of all ages to help feed the animals. With a variety of daily feeding times, this is the chance for visitors to learn more about their favourite furry friends. Watch the monkeys and farm animals up close and, after giving them lunch, head over to the Zoo’s café for yours.

£8.75 (adult), £6.50 (children) Feeding times between 11am-3.30pm Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ (batterseaparkzoo.co.uk)

LIKE DUCKS TO WATER Puddle Ducks is making a splash with the launch of its summer swimming classes for under fives. The 30-minute classes at the Balham Leisure Centre will involve a variety of activities including swimming, submersion and songs. With a maximum of nine little learners per class, a safe, encouraging and intimate environment can be assured. Headed up by local father Peter Weller, Puddle Ducks Balham forms the twentieth branch in the well-established franchise, which has been teaching the fundamental life-skill of swimming since 2001.

Dates and prices to be confirmed, Elmfield Road Balham, SW17 8AN (puddleducks.com)

PAINTBRUSHES AT THE READY Battersea-based Lavender Leonardos is offering a summer art course for children six plus. All aspiring artists will be given the chance to explore drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media and sewing. Classes will be kept small to ensure that each child receives the guidance and encouragement they need to produce truly wonderful works and one-on-one sessions will also be available.

£35 a day, all materials included Monday to Saturday 9.30am-12.30pm Lavender Hill Studios, Unit 153, Battersea Business Centre 99-109 Lavender Hill, SW11 5QL (lavenderleonardos.com)

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Residents’ Journal

pre-Preparatory SCHOOL

CONTACT DETAILS

TERM DATES

Eaton House The Manor Pre-Preparatory Head: Mrs Philippa Cawthorne

58 Clapham Common Northside, SW4 9RU 020 7924 6000 Email: admin@eatonhouseschools.com Website: eatonhouseschools.com

Break up: 11 July Go back: 5 September

Broomwood Hall Head: Lady Colquhoun

The Vicarage, 192 Ramsden Road, SW12 8RG; 50 Nightingale Lane, SW12 8TE 020 8682 8830 Email: broomwood@northwoodschools.com Website: broomwood.co.uk

Break up: 4 July Go back: 4 September

Primary & Preparatory SCHOOL

CONTACT DETAILS

TERM DATES

Newton Prep Co-educational Preparatory School Head: Mr Nicholas Allen

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

Break up: 10 July Go back: 4 September

Alderbrook Primary School Head: Ms Seana Henry

Oldridge Road, SW12 8PP 020 8673 4913 Email: info@alderbrook.wandsworth.sch.uk Website: alderbrookprimaryschool.co.uk

Break up: 22 July Go back: 5 September

Belleville Primary School Head: Mr John Grove

Webbs Road, SW11 6PR 020 7228 6727 Email: info@belleville.wandsworth.sch.uk Website: belleville-school.org.uk

Break up: 24 July Go back: 4 September

Dolphin School Head: Mrs J Glen

106 Northcote Road, SW11 6QW 020 7924 3472 Email: admissions@dolphinschool.org.uk Website: dolphinschool.org.uk

Break up: 11 July Go back: 5 September

Thomas’s Day School, Clapham Head: Mr Philip Ward

Broomwood Road, SW11 6JZ 020 7326 9300 Email: clapham@thomas-s.co.uk Website: thomas-s.co.uk

Break up: 11 July Go back: 3 September

Allfarthing Primary School Head: Ms Alison Silke

St Ann’s Crescent, SW18 2LR 020 8874 1301 Email: info@allfarthing.wandsworth.sch.uk Website: allfarthing.wandsworth.sch.uk

Break up: 24 July Go back: 5 September

Clapham Manor Primary School Head: Mr B J Hazell

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

Break up: 23 July Go back: 3 September

The White House Preparatory School Head: Mrs Elizabeth Davies

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

Break up: 5 July Go back: 4 September

secondary & college SCHOOL

CONTACT DETAILS

TERM DATES

Lambeth College Head: Mark Silverman

45 Clapham Common South Side, SW4 9BL 020 7501 5010 Email: courses@lambethcollege.ac.uk Website: lambethcollege.ac.uk

Break up: 5 July Go back: 8 September

La Retraite RC Girls’ School Head: Mr J Conway

Atkins Road, Clapham Park, SW12 0AB 020 8673 5644 Email: schsec@laretraite.lambeth.sch.uk Website: laretraite.lambeth.sch.uk

Break up: 19 July Go back: 3 September (year 7) 4 September (years 8-11) 9 September (years 12-13) (term dates subject to change)

Bolingbroke Academy Head: Ms Claire Edis

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

Break up: 23 July Go back: 9 September

Battersea Park School Head: G M Keller

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

Break up: 24 July Go back: 3 September

Chestnut Grove Academy Head: Ms Margaret Peacock

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

Break up: 19 July Go back: 3 September

*All dates and details were correct when compiled in June 2013, but may be subject to change, please contact the schools directly for further information

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Residents’ Journal

Substance & Style Currell Estate Agents is excited to announce the arrival of its recently launched office on Lavender Hill. The Residents’ Journal catches up with Victoria Farrar, Director of Currell Battersea, to discuss the bright future of latest addition to the Currell family Why did Currell, established in 1990, choose this location for its brand new beautifully designed office? We chose this location as it is directly between Battersea and Clapham, and although we are one of 12 agents on the road, this doesn’t intimidate us as we bring something different to the community. One thing which will always remain true, despite our growth, is our commitment to, and reputation for, professionalism, integrity and exceptional market knowledge. What services does the estate agency offer? Currell is a full service agency, offering sales, lettings, new homes, management and commercial. I would say that currently new homes and lettings are in high demand in the south west, however this is constantly changing. Can you tell us a bit about the team in the Battersea office? We have more than 70 staff throughout the company, a number which is growing. There is currently a small but close-knit team of four of us in the Battersea office (soon to be six). Our staff are intelligent, well-spoken and are all local to the area, which is vitally important. We also have wide-ranging knowledge of the property market as a whole, not just buying and selling. What type of properties does Currell have on its books? Our average property for sale is around £700,000 and to let is approximately £400 per week. We are a mid to top-end agent and we tend to avoid ex-local authority properties. Can you divulge a few top tips for buyers? Certainly, some of the key pieces of advice that I always pass on to my clients are as follows: use a free mortgage calculator to see what you can realistically afford; don’t forget all the fees involved in purchasing a property, including stamp duty, surveys, legal fees and furnishing; always view a property at different times of the day to see how this changes the feel of it; and it is always advisable to buy a property with a lease that has more than 80 years remaining. Why do you think buyers are drawn to south west London and to this area in particular? Battersea offers good schools, the park and the common, making it great for families, while good transport links, restaurants and bars make it attractive to young professionals. Inside the properties in the area we have noticed a definite trend for rustic interiors, but in a clean modern style, particularly with painted wooden floors. n

205 Lavender Hill, Battersea, SW11 5TB 020 3668 1000 (currell.com)

Images from top: the new office; Lavender Sweep interior, Lavender Sweep exterior

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Happy Days Knight Frank look forward to a fête-ful day in September

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ollowing an afternoon enjoying the festivities of the first ever Northcote Lodge Dog Show, Knight Frank is casting an excited eye towards September, when it will take part in the Bellevue Road Fair.

A judge at last month’s Northcote Lodge canine competition, sponsored by Knight Frank, Sam Sproston of Knight Frank testifies to the high standard of our borough’s pooches: ‘It was a thoroughly enjoyable event; Wandsworth definitely has the best dog selection in London.’ Wandsworth’s hounds will also reign supreme at September’s family-focused Bellevue Road Fair,

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hosted by the Bellevue Road Association, which will feature a dog show in aid of the Mayhew Animal Home for dogs and cats. All breeds are welcome to stretch their legs and do battle in the many different categories, from Prettiest Lady to Waggiest Tail. After the resounding success of last year’s fair, many shops, restaurants and traders along Bellevue Road are eager to take part in the revelries this year. Against the scenic backdrop of Wandsworth Common, gifts, jewellery and confectionary stalls will line the street. Meandering crowds can prepare for amusing attractions along the way, including a fire engine for inquisitive youngsters, a hog roast for anyone peckish, the tuneful strains of a live steel band and a traditional Punch and Judy show. Alongside Knight Frank, a plethora of local businesses will be taking part in the Bellevue Road Fair, including Chez Bruce, Siena, The Inside Man, The Sweet Life, Tickled Pink, Village Books and Gardenia, to name but a few. n

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Hidden treasure Sometimes you miss the little gems on your doorstep. Philip Bullman, Head of Bullman Booth, reveals little known facts about the area we know and love

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don’t know about you, but I love to look into the history of the towns in which I have lived. I purchased my first property in Wandsworth in 1990 and spent many years cycling the roads and paths that flow through Battersea and Wandsworth.

In addition to some wonderful sights, there are also many interesting events that have taken place in the borough. The first ever football match under F.A. rules was played in Battersea Park on the 2 January 1864, which was also the first site for the growing of asparagus in the UK in 1850. Interestingly, when ladies were shockingly banned from cycling in Hyde Park, they headed off to Battersea Park, which allowed said ‘wanton women’ to cycle in the park in broad daylight (for shame) So much has happened to shape this area; in the 17th century the Huguenot’s arrived in Wandsworth as refugees fleeing persecution in France. The Huguenots were extremely creative and brought with them many talents, including silk weaving, printing, bleaching, dyeing and colouring. They used the power of the River Wandle to drive their machines and their presence is still greatly felt in the area, with the Huguenot burial grounds on East Hill. The River Wandle is key to the development of this area, stretching from the Thames all the way to the natural water springs under what is now Croydon. Not just a source of power for the Huguenots, the river was also harnessed by many manufacturers; there were some 90 mills at the height of its industrial prominence. In gentler times, Lord Horatio Nelson spent periods trout fishing on the Wandle, having purchased a small estate for his lady love Emma Hamilton in 1801. Despite having lost his casting arm several years before, he taught himself to fish with his other hand. Believe it or not, trout are very much alive and thriving in the Wandle to this day. Whilst much has been built around the river, it still presents a splendid and lengthy walk, curling its way through secret parks and ponds along the way. The river has been through much trauma over the years, but thankfully the Wandle Trust and its many volunteers are working relentlessly to ensure it remains a clean and cared for environment for wildlife, ramblers, fishermen and crabs (yes, Mitten crabs will enjoy the river for years to come). So on the next nice day we have, discover this little gem of a country walk in the middle of London for yourself. n

Photographs by Ben Reed (r3photography.co.uk)

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Tate’s tips for landlords Tate Residential, the local agent with a global reach, offers essential advice for local landlords One – Potential Saving Estimated: £30 to £120 Learn how to check the water pressure on your boiler correctly and ensure that your tenant also knows how to do so. Something as simple as this will potentially save you expensive call outs for a broken down boiler (which can easily be avoided) as well as increasing the life span of your boiler. Two – Potential Estimated Saving: £380 Insurance premiums are going through the roof. Do not pay by Direct Debit, instead pay annually in advance having checked all the parameters and details carefully. We have just helped a client who had a renewal quotation from his existing insurer of £1,099. After a 10 minute phone call, we were able to achieve a reduction to £725 for the same cover.

Three – Essential A rented property with gas must have a Gas Safety Certificate, do not assume it has been already been done. The penalty for not holding a valid certificate could be manslaughter and jail. It costs from £50 upwards, but don’t get ripped off with astronomical costs of £150. Four – Potential Estimated Saving: £500 or more As summer approaches (slowly, I grant you) we recommend you begin to think about the outside spaces attached to your properties. Sure enough, there will not be ample rain fall, so if you have young plants, make sure your tenants keep them well watered. Remember that a bad garden is a real turn-off. Five – four out of five years satisfaction If possible always remember to decorate externally one year after your neighbours so that your property will always look fresher and in great condition. If the neighbours decorated last year, get it done this year. Each week, Tate Residential reveals statistics, useful comments and tips for landlords and house-hunters on its Facebook page and website to save you time, hassle and money. n

16 Battersea Park Road, SW8 4LS 020 7622 6914 (tateresidential.co.uk)

Fundraising for the future Savills’ sponsorship of this year’s Trinity Hospice Summer Party raises funds for a deserving cause Savills Clapham, Battersea and Wandsworth offices were thrilled to sponsor the prestigious Trinity Hospice Summer Party for the 20th year in a row. The event took place on the 12 June and was the 25th annual Summer Party in aid of the hospice. Hugely successful, the party raised over £53,000 for the charity, with all proceeds donated towards supporting Trinity’s incredible team of in-patient and community nurses. Claire Lubbock, who works at the hospice, is grateful for the on-going support: ‘It is only with fantastic sponsors, such as Savills, that Trinity can continue to hold such successful and fabulous events, such as the Summer Garden Party. Savills have collaborated with Trinity as a sponsor for 25 years and such loyal support has really helped Trinity’s nurses to provide their vital care to all those who have needed us over the years.’ The evening offered fun for all who attended, featuring a live auction, a prize draw and raffle, and also a silent auction with some excellent prizes on offer. Bidders were in with a chance of winning everything from tickets to see Jessie J, to two days trout fishing. Robin Chatwin, Head of Savills Clapham, Battersea and Wandsworth explains that the estate agency was thrilled to be able to help. He says: ‘Here at Savills we cannot stress the importance of supporting such an essential and important charity in the local community.’

The Trinity Hospice, situated by Clapham Common, provides skilled and compassionate care for patients throughout central and south west London. n

(savills.com; trinityhospice.org.uk)

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Your local agents A selection of the areas top estate agents

Battersea Flats Battersea 49 Parkgate Road, SW11 4NP 0207 223 0851 batterseaflats.com

Bullman Booth Battersea 127 St Johns Hill SW11 1SZ 0207 924 1469 bullmanbooth.co.uk

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

Southfields & Earlsfield 24 Replingham Road SW18 5LR 020 8874 8822 (sales) 020 8874 8844 (lettings) douglasandgordon.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clapham 57-59 Nightingale Lane SW12 8ST 020 8673 4111

Savills Battersea 238A Battersea Park Road SW11 4NG 020 3402 1900

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Battersea Park 236 Battersea Park Road SW11 4ND 020 7720 8077 (sales) 020 7498 5243 (lettings) Battersea 128 Northcote Road SW11 6QZ 020 7924 2000 (sales) 020 7924 2002 (lettings)

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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

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

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

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

FITNESS

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

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

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

HAIR SALON

Fitness First 279-291 Balham High Road SW17 7BA 0844 571 2804 fitnessfirst.co.uk

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

Purity Skin Centre 95-97 Clapham High Street SW4 7TB 020 7622 3700 purityskincentre.com So Me Beauty and Wellness 21 Clapham High Street, SW4 7TR 020 7720 3330 so-me.me

Gro Arch 641 Voltaire Road SW4 6DH 020 7627 0169 and 4 Lavender Hill, SW11 5RW 020 7585 1325 grolondon.co.uk Jo Partridge 46 Abbeville Road SW4 9NF 020 8772 0403 jopartridge.com

Witches Hut 45 Balham High Road SW12 9AN 020 8673 3222 and 13 The Pavement SW4 OHY 020 7720 3666 witcheshut.com - 32 -

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

Flying Fantastic 48 Culvert Road, SW11 5BB 0780 1075 488 flyingfantastic.co.uk Fybre Fitness Hub 25 Northcote Road, SW11 1NJ 020 7223 7660 fybrefit.co.uk Movers and Shapers 63 Balham High Road, SW12 9AP 020 8673 0808 moversandshapers.co.uk


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

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

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

HEALTH & WELLBEING DOCTORS

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

DENTIST

The Awareness Centre 41 Abbeville Road, SW4 9JX 020 8673 4545 theawarenesscentre.com

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

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

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 077 9080 0281 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


travel & social HOTELS Brewers Inn 147 East Hill, SW18 2QB 020 8874 4128 brewersinn.co.uk

Rafayel Hotel 34 Lombard Road SW11 3RF 020 7801 3600 hotelrafayel.com

The Windmill Hotel Clapham Common South Side SW4 9DE 020 8673 4578 windmillclapham.co.uk

Clapham Guest House 685 Wandsworth Road SW8 3JE 020 7819 9997 claphamguesthouse.com

SO Park 140 Battersea Park Road SW11 4NB 020 7159 0314 the-so.com

Travel Agent

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

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

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

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

Max Travel 250 York Road SW11 3SJ 020 7095 0920 maxtravel.co.uk

Travel Designers 6 Old Town, SW4 0JY 020 7720 8484 traveldesigners.co.uk Travel Matters 101 Blandfield Road SW12 8BG 020 8675 7878 travelmatters.co.uk

Original Travel 21 Ransome’s Dock 35-37 Parkgate Road, SW11 4NP 020 7978 7333 originaltravel.co.uk STA Travel 18 St John’s Road, SW11 1PN 0871 222 9726 statravel.co.uk

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

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

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

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 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 - 35 -

Post Office Balham Post Office 161-163 Clapham High Street SW4 7ST 020 8772 1284 postoffice.co.uk Battersea Post Office 202 Lavender Hill SW11 1AB 0845 722 3344 postoffice.co.uk Clapham Junction Post Office 202 Lavender Hill SW11 1AA 0845 722 3344 postoffice.co.uk


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1 SUBSTANTIAL FAMILY HOUSE WITH OFF-STREET PARKING elsynge road, sw18 Drawing room ø sitting room ø family room ø kitchen/dining room ø master bedroom with en suite bathroom and dressing room/bedroom 4 ø 2 further bedrooms ø family bathroom ø south west-facing garden ø off-street parking ø 270 sq m (2,913 sq ft) ø EPC=E Guide £3.25 million Freehold

Savills Wandsworth Emma Seaton eseaton@savills.com

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1 SENSATIONAL FAMILY HOME WITH INCREDIBLE 156' GARDEN brodrick road, sw17 Sitting room ø family room ø study ø dining room ø kitchen/breakfast room ø 5 bedrooms (3 en suite) ø family bathroom ø utility room ø wine store ø off-street parking ø 156' x 41' garden ø 270 sq m (2,906 sq ft) ø EPC=D

Asking £3.85m Freehold

Savills Wandsworth Emma Seaton eseaton@savills.com

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DELIGHTFUL TERRACED HOUSE IN 'THE TONSLEYS' fullerton road, sw18 Double reception room ø kitchen/dining room ø master bedroom suite ø 3 further bedrooms ø 2 further bathrooms ø garden ø 140 sq m (1,517 sq ft) ø EPC=D Asking £1.95 million Freehold

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UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE A SENSATIONAL FAMILY HOME pagoda gardens, se3 Galleried hall ø drawing room ø dining room ø pagoda room ø conservatory ø kitchen/breakfast room ø 2 further reception rooms ø 5 bedrooms (2 en suite) ø 2 further bathrooms ø 2 bedroom annexe ø 1/3 of an acre garden ø driveway and garage ø 581 sq m (6,253 sq ft) Offers in excess of £2.975 milllion Freehold

Savills Wandsworth Robin Chatwin rchatwin@savills.com

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1 SUBSTANTIAL FAMILY HOUSE IN THE HEART OF BATTERSEA kersley street, sw11 Reception room ø family/dining room ø kitchen ø master bedroom with en suite bathroom ø 4 further bedrooms ø 2 further bathrooms ø study area ø cellar ø garden ø 221 sq m (2,272 sq ft) ø EPC=E

Guide £2.3 million Freehold

Savills Battersea Mayow Short mshort@savills.com

020 3402 1900


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WONDERFUL MODERN TOWNHOUSE WITH A GARAGE stott close, sw18 Reception room ø family room ø kitchen/dining room ø master bedroom suite with dressing room/bedroom 5 ø 3 further bedrooms (1 en suite) ø family bathroom ø cloakrom ø utility room ø garden ø garage ø off-street parking ø 198 sq m (2,136 sq ft) ø EPC=C Asking £1.2m

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Christopher Lewis cblewis@savills.com

020 3428 2222

ATTRACTIVE FAMILY HOUSE WITH VIEWS OVER THE COMMON clapham common westside, sw4 Double reception room ø playroom ø kitchen/breakfast room ø 6 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø utility room ø cloakroom ø cellar ø south west-facing garden ø 249 sq m (2,690 sq ft) ø EPC=C Guide £2.535 million Freehold

Savills Northcote Road Christopher Lewis cblewis@savills.com

020 3428 2222


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EXTENSIVELY REFURBISHED FAMILY HOUSE WITH A 65FT GARDEN geraldine road, sw18 Double reception room ø kitchen/dining/family room ø master bedroom suite ø 4 further bedrooms ø 2 further bathrooms ø study ø utility ø 2 cloakrooms ø 65ft garden ø 283 sq m (3,046 sq ft) ø EPC=C Guide £2.3 million Freehold

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Emma Seaton eseaton@savills.com

020 8877 1222

ATTRACTIVE PERIOD HOUSE OVER LOOKING WANDSWORTH COMMON bolingbroke grove, sw11 Double reception room ø kitchen/dining room ø 5 bedrooms ø family bathroom ø shower room ø cloakroom ø patio garden ø loft space ø 162 sq m (1,746 sq ft) ø EPC=D Guide £1.575 million Freehold

Savills Northcote Road Christopher Lewis cblewis@savills.com

020 3428 2222


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BEAUTIFULLY CONVERTED COACH HOUSE BEHIND PRIVATE GATES ebner street, sw18 Reception room ø dining room ø kitchen/breakfast room ø master bedroom suite ø 2 further double bedrooms ø family bathroom ø terrace ø 122 sq m (1,313 sq ft) ø EPC=D Guide £875,000 Freehold

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Emma Seaton eseaton@savills.com

020 8877 1222

WONDERFUL FAMILY HOUSE CLOSE TO WANDSWORTH COMMON melody road, sw18 Reception room ø family room ø open plan kitchen ø master bedroom with en suite shower room ø guest suite with en suite shower room ø 2 further bedrooms ø family bathroom ø utility room ø cellar ø 189 sq m (2,036 sq ft) ø EPC=E ø EPC=E Guide £1.425 million Freehold

Savills Wandsworth Emma Seaton eseaton@savills.com

020 8877 1222


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OLD PARK AVENUE, sw12

BRYNMAER ROAD, sw11

5 bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø 2 reception rooms ø open plan kitchen/dining room ø garden ø administration charges apply ø Council Tax=G ø EPC=E

5 bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø double reception room ø open plan kitchen ø garden ø administration charges apply ø Council Tax=G ø EPC=C

£1,800 per week Unfurnished

£1,800 per week Unfurnished

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4 bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø 4 reception rooms ø open plan kitchen ø garden ø administration charges apply ø Council Tax=G ø EPC=F

1 bedroom ø 1 bathroom ø reception room ø kitchen ø balcony ø administration charges apply ø Council Tax=D ø EPC=E

£1,050 per week Unfurnished

£400 per week Unfurnished

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Larkhall Rise SW4 ÂŁ2,750,000 This magnificent semi detached, eight bedroom house stands out due to its sought after corner position, allowing tremendous natural light throughout. The accommodation measures in excess of 4,400sqft including a self-contained one-bedroom annex, that makes an ideal office space or living quarters for grandparents or an au pair. The house retains many of its original period features with a tremendous sense of grandeur and space on all five levels and a beautiful south facing garden. Freehold. EPC=D. Sole Agents.

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Criffel Avenue SW2 ÂŁ1,999,999 A magnificent Victorian house, presented in excellent condition throughout with a beautiful, mature 77ft private garden. Located on a quiet residential road in the heart of the Telford Conservation area, this stunning, semi-detached family home boasts just over 2,300sqft of accommodation arranged over three floors. The accommodation offers stunning reception space including a triple aspect kitchen, a magnificent master suite, a further four large bedrooms and three bathrooms. Freehold. EPC=E. Sole Agents.

BALHAM: 020 8673 4377 sales.bal@marshandparsons.co.uk


Mallinson Road SW11 ÂŁ1,535,000 A beautiful wider than average four-bedroom house situated on one of the finest roads, between the commons. This attractive family home comprises a double reception leading through to a fantastic Boffi kitchen with a spacious side return, a stunning double reception room, four double bedrooms (two en suite), a family bathroom and a large private garden. Freehold. EPC=D. Sole Agents.

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Broxash Road SW11 £975 per week

Patience Road SW11 £795 per week

This property is presented in immaculate condition throughout, boasting a double reception room, a large eat-in kitchen with side return extension and doors to a private paved garden, five double bedrooms and three bathrooms. Located close to the Northcote Road and Clapham South tube station. EPC=E

A superb family house close to Clapham Junction. Presented in superb condition throughout, the property comprises a double reception room, a large eat-in kitchen with side return extension leading out to a private garden, five double bedrooms and two modern bathrooms. EPC=E

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

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Old Town SW4 £450 per week

Dalebury Road SW12 £345 per week

A beautifully presented flat located in the highly sought after Clapham Old Town. Located on the first floor of this Georgian building, the flat offers a spacious living room and a modern eat-in kitchen, a large master room with en suite bathroom, a second large double bedroom and a family bathroom. EPC=D

This charming two bedroom flat is situated on the first floor of a Victorian conversion, comprising a bright reception room opening onto a modern kitchen, a large master bedroom with built-in storage and a second single bedroom, ideal as a study. EPC=C

CLAPHAM: 020 7501 3666 lets.clp@marshandparsons.co.uk

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The Chase, SW4 ÂŁ3,250,000 Freehold A rare opportunity to purchase a substantial family home, situated in one of the prime locations within Clapham Old Town. A rare opportunity to be able to purchase a house whilst also being able to adapt the features to your own personal choices. EPC: D

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Lillieshall Road, SW4 ÂŁ750,000 Freehold This delightful flat fronted Grade II listed Victorian cottage is set in one of the most sought after streets in the Old Town part of Clapham. It has been immaculately maintained by our clients throughout.

Hamptons Clapham Office Sales. 020 7717 5439 | Lettings. 020 7717 5541


Windmill House, SW4 ÂŁ575 per week A beautifully presented penthouse apartment with stunning views over Clapham Common. Finished to a high standard throughout the property is spacious and light and offers fantastic living and entertaining accommodation, in addition to two double bedrooms and two bathrooms. EPC: E

Offerton Road, SW4 ÂŁ425 per week Impeccably renovated and flawless throughout, this one bedroom raised ground floor flat has all the charm and character typical of a large terraced period conversion with high ceilings and large windows. Beautifully decorated, the property exudes style, comfort and tranquillity. EPC: C

Hamptons Clapham Office Lettings. 020 7717 5541 | Sales. 020 7717 5439


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Ramsden Road, SW12 This elegant end of terrace period property is one of only four in an imposing row of three storey matching houses with a natural lower ground floor. The current owners have completely refurbished the house in a contemporary style, with open plan spaces hidden behind a traditional facade. EPC: E

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Childebert Road, SW17 A beautiful five bedroom family home which has been recently decorated throughout. Set within the sought after Heaver Estate the property is ideally located for schools, shops and local transport networks. EPC: E

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Period Features Five double bedrooms Two family bathrooms Eat - in kitchen Landscaped garden


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St. James’s Drive, Wandsworth SW17 Handsome house with huge garden

A beautifully presented double fronted house of substantial proportions with a 110 x 60 ft. south west facing garden. 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms (2 en suite), 2 reception rooms, playroom/media room, kitchen/dining/family room, utility/kitchen, south west facing garden, off street parking for 2 cars. Approximately 347 sq m (3,735 sq ft) Freehold Asking price: ÂŁ4,500,000 (WND070288)

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KnightFrank.co.uk Vardens Road, Battersea SW11

Light, space and Volume This property offers flexible accommodation with parking for two cars and a south west facing garden. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite) large reception room, large kitchen/ dining room, 2 cloakrooms, utility room, off street parking, garden. Approximately 202.5 sq m 2,180 sq ft Freehold Asking price: ÂŁ1,495,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/wandsworth wandsworth@knightfrank.com 020 7768 0993 (WND120212)

Nottingham Road, Wandsworth SW17 Bellevue Village House

A superb family house with a south facing garden with generous living and entertaining space. 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), 2 reception rooms, kitchen/dining space, cellar/utility, south facing garden. Approximately 196.1 sq m (2,111 sq ft) Freehold Asking price: ÂŁ1,590,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/wandsworth wandsworth@knightfrank.com 020 7768 0993 (WND130068)


KnightFrank.co.uk Chelsea Bridge Wharf, Battersea Park SW11 Riverside one bedroom

This bright one bedroom, second floor apartment offers open plan reception space, leading onto a balcony overlooking the communal gardens. 1 bedroom, 1 reception room, 1 bathroom, EPC rating B. Approximately 47 sq m (506 sq ft) Leasehold Guide price: ÂŁ515,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/riverside riverside@knightfrank.co.uk 020 3597 7670 (RVR130119)

York Mansions, Battersea SW11 Four bedroom 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, balcony. EPC rating D. Approximately 183 sq m (1,970 sq ft) Share of freehold Guide price: ÂŁ3,000,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/battersea battersea@knightfrank.co.uk 020 3597 7670 (RVR130114)


KnightFrank.co.uk Trinity Crescent, Wandsworth SW17 Amazing garden

A handsome and impressive family house of substantial proportions with a classic period design. 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms ﴾1 en suite﴿, 3 reception rooms, study, utility/shower room, cloakroom, large garden, off street parking, garage. Approximately 320 sq m (3,444 sq ft) Freehold Asking price: £2,500,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/wandsworth wandsworth@knightfrank.com 020 7768 0993 (WND130071)

Brodrick Road, Wandsworth SW17 Contemporary house

A unique architecturally designed family house with well- balanced accommodation and generous living space. 4/5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (1 en suite), 2/3 reception rooms kitchen, downstairs cloakroom, coat room, utility room, off street parking, large south facing garden. Approximately 308sq m (3,315 sq ft) Freehold Asking price: £2,100,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/wandsworth wandsworth@knightfrank.com 020 7768 0993 (WND130087)


KnightFrank.co.uk Prairie Street, Battersea SW8

Two bedroom apartment A rarely available garden flat presented in good order and with excellent proportions in Battersea’s diamond conservation area. 2 bedrooms, 1 reception room, 1 bathroom, kitchen / breakfast room, garden, cellar. EPC rating E. Approximately 77 sq ft (829 sq ft) Leasehold Guide price: £575,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/battersea battersea@knightfrank.com 020 3597 7670 (BAT120039)

Victorian Heights, Battersea SW8 Two bedroom split level

A stylish split level apartment with double height ceilings, located in Victorian Heights, a secure gated school conversion. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, kitchen. EPC rating C. Approximately 159 sq m (1,720 sq ft) Leasehold Guide price: £1,225,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/battersea battersea@knightfrank.com 020 3597 7670 (RVR130017)


KnightFrank.co.uk Battersea Church Road, Battersea SW11 Immaculately presented house

A beautiful house recently renovated to a high standard and immaculately presented. Within easy walking distance to Kings Road and Battersea Square. 3 bedrooms, open plan reception room, 2 bathrooms, courtyard garden, EPC rating D. Approximately 119 sq m (1,281 sq ft) Freehold Guide price: £1,300,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/battersea battersea@knightfrank.com 020 3597 7670 (BAT120045)

Overstrand Mansions, Battersea SW11 Impressive apartment

A spectacular apartment designed and finished to exacting standards on Battersea’s finest road. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception/dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, study, balcony. Approximately 121 sq m (1,302 sq ft). EPC Rating D. Leasehold Guide price: £1,950,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/battersea battersea@knightfrank.com 020 3597 7670 (RVR130088)


KnightFrank.co.uk Herondale Avenue, Wandsworth SW18 Fantastic entertaining space

A bright and spacious five bedroom detached family house situated on one of Wandsworth’s prime tree lined Avenues close to the common. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen/dining area, 3 reception rooms, garden, off street parking. EPC rating F. Approximately 279 sq m (3,003 sq ft) Available unfurnished Guide price: £1,500 per week

KnightFrank.co.uk/battersea battersealettings@knightfrank.com 01372 464 496 (BAQ180665)

Park Mansions, Battersea Park SW11 Battersea Park views

A three bedroom lateral apartment to rent within this sought after mansion block on Prince of Wales Drive. 3 bedrooms, bathroom with jaccuzi bath, open plan kitchen and reception room, 2 balconies, park views. EPC rating D. Approximately 116 sq m (1,243 sq ft) Available unfurnished Guide price: £800 per week

KnightFrank.co.uk/battersea battersealettings@knightfrank.com 01372 464 496 (BAQ172185)

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KnightFrank.co.uk Battersea Reach, Battersea SW18

Contemporary living space A bright and well presented two bedroom flat in Spinnaker House within this award winning, portered development on the Thames. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, openplan kitchen and reception room, balcony, garden views, EPC rating B. Approximately 92 sq m (990 sq ft) Available furnished Guide price: ÂŁ575 per week

KnightFrank.co.uk/riverside riversidelettings@knightfrank.com 020 3597 7680 (RIQ181641)

Montevetro, Battersea SW11

Beautifully designed penthouse A rare opportunity to rent a spectacular split level penthouse of the highest standard within this sought after development. 2/3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms,open plan kitchen and reception area, 3 terraces, onsite gym, 24 hour concierge. EPC rating C. Approximately 175 sq m (1,877 sq ft). Available furnished Guide price: ÂŁ1,650 per week

KnightFrank.co.uk/riverside riversidelettings@knightfrank.com 020 3597 7680 (RIQ169913)

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The Falcons, Grant Road SW11: Spacious two double bedroom flat in popular gated development, Living room, separate study room, fully fitted kitchen, Bathroom with shower. Off street parking, private leisure facility. Leasehold £399.950

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ÂŁ2,000,000 Freehold Rosenau Crescent SW11 This beautifully presented family house with a stunning magnolia tree in the front garden is located moments from Battersea Park.

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

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Double reception room, Open-plan kitchen/ dining room, Playroom, Utility room, Cloakroom, Garden, EPC: E.


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£1,950,000 Freehold Altenburg Gardens SW11

A substantial family home on this sought-after road with the added benefit of a separate studio.

£1,795,000 Freehold Franconia Road SW4

A beautiful, fully refurbished Victorian family home with fantastic layout throughout.

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

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Double reception room, Kitchen/breakfast room, EPC: D.

5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, Kitchen/dining room, Cellar, Garden, EPC: F.

Clapham South Sales: 020 8675 4400 clapsthsales@dng.co.uk


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ÂŁ1,500,000 Share of Freehold Prince of Wales Drive SW11

We are delighted to offer this stunning four bedroom apartment with views of Battersea Park.

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

4 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Double reception room, Kitchen/breakfast room, EPC: D.

ÂŁ1,300,000 Freehold Narbonne Avenue SW4

Located moments from both Clapham Common and Abbeville Road is this fully extended property. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, reception room, Kitchen/ breakfast room, Cellar, Garden, EPC: E.

Clapham South Sales: 020 8675 4400 clapsthsales@dng.co.uk


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£1,250,000 Freehold Parma Crescent SW11

£925,000 Freehold Clonmore Street SW18

This impressive and beautifully presented family home is a rare find and ideal for a young family to grow into.

Located in the ever popular Southfields Grid, this substantial four bedroom family home is filled with character and charm.

5 double bedrooms, Family bathroom, Shower room, 2 double reception rooms, Kitchen/dining room, Garden, EPC: D.

4 bedrooms, Bathroom, En-suite shower room, Double reception room, Kitchen, Utility room, West-facing garden, EPC: E.

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

Southfields Sales: 020 8874 8822 sthfldssales@dng.co.uk

£750,000 Freehold Abercrombie Street SW11

£660,000 Share of freehold Abbeville Road SW4

An attractive, three double bedroom house situated in this popular road just off Battersea Park Road.

This spacious three bedroom flat is accessed via its own front door and located in the heart of Abbeville Village.

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Double reception room, Kitchen/ breakfast room, South-facing garden, Roof terrace, EPC: D.

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Reception room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Eaves storage, Own front door, EPC: D.

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

Clapham South Sales: 020 8675 4400 clapsthsales@dng.co.uk


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£575,000 Freehold Longfield Street SW18

£525,000 Share of Freehold Atheldene Road SW18

A truly superb two bedroom cottage ideally located in this popular area in Southfields, within close proximity of good schools.

A beautifully refurbished three bedroom split level maisonette situated in this sought-after Earlsfield location.

2 bedrooms, Bathroom, Reception room, Kitchen/dining room, Cloakroom, Garden, Close to Southfields Village, EPC: D.

3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Spacious reception room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Convenient location, EPC: D.

Southfields Sales: 020 8874 8822 sthfldssales@dng.co.uk

Southfields Sales: 020 8874 8822 sthfldssales@dng.co.uk

£520,000 Leasehold Ravenslea Road SW12

£435,000 Leasehold Hearnville Road SW12

A lovely bright and airy two bedroom garden flat located close to Wandworth Common.

Set on a sought-after road in the Nightingale Triangle is this decent sized, one bedroom garden flat.

2 double bedrooms, Bathroom, Reception room, Open-plan kitchen, Garden, Cellar, EPC: D.

Double bedroom, Bathroom, Reception room, Kitchen, Garden, No onward chain, EPC: D.

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

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


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£900 per week Unfurnished Shandon Road SW4

£795 per week Unfurnished Gosberton Road SW12

A stunning family house which offers excellent entertaining space including a bright extended kitchen/dining room.

A stunning five bedroom family home ideally located in the Nightingale Triangle within walking distance to Wandsworth Common.

4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (1 en-suite), Double reception room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Garden, Cellar, EPC: C.

5 bedroom, 2 bathrooms (one en-suite), Reception room, Kitchen/ breakfast room, Paved garden, EPC: E.

Clapham South Lettings: 020 8675 0888 clapsouthlets@dng.co.uk

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

£795 per week Unfurnished Patience Road SW11

£738 per week Unfurnished Elborough Street SW18

A beautifully presented family home with spacious open-plan entertainment space and plenty of storage throughout.

A beautifully presented four bedroom house with generous entertaining space moments from the heart of Southfields Village.

5 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Reception room, Eat-in kitchen, Garden, EPC: E.

4 bedrooms, Bathroom, En-suite shower room, Reception room, Kitchen/dining/family room, Cloakroom, Garden. EPC: F.

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

Southfields Lettings: 020 8874 8844 sthfldslets@dng.co.uk


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£634 per week Unfurnished Lavenham Road SW18

£550 per week Unfurnished Balfern Street SW11

A spacious and stylishly presented four bedroom family house on the popular Southfield grid.

A fantastic property perfect for a young family looking for a quiet residential street with great access to the local amenities.

4 bedrooms, Bathroom, Shower room, Reception room, Kitchen/ dining room, Playroom, Cloakroom/utility room, Garden. EPC: D.

2 double bedrooms, Single bedroom, Bathroom, Reception room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Cloakroom, Close to Battersea Park, EPC: D.

Southfields Lettings: 020 8874 8844 sthfldslets@dng.co.uk

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

£545 per week Unfurnished Thurleigh Road SW12

£465 per week Furnished Gerard Place SW4

A stunning two double bedroom garden flat conveniently located an easy five minute walk to Clapham South station.

A bright and spacious two bedroom flat with a large reception room leading to a balcony and a beautifully fitted kitchen.

2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Reception room, Kitchen/ breakfast room, Garden, EPC: D.

2 double bedrooms, En-suite shower room, Bathroom, Reception room, Fitted kitchen, Balcony, Off street parking. EPC: C.

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

Clapham South Lettings: 020 8675 0888 clapsouthlets@dng.co.uk


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