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Neil has been a car critic for 15 years, and still hasn’t lived down the shame of the time he was overtaken by a Daweoo Matiz while driving a new Alfa Romeo. He lives in Ireland but travels all over the world to drive new cars, and sometimes even remembers to drive on the correct side of the road. His favourite car is a Series 1 1948 Land Rover.

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Charged Performance. 6:57, the time the Porsche 918 Spyder took to set a new world record*. To take the N端rburgring crown by 14 seconds was surprising. To do so with a plug-in hybrid is revolutionary. It is a performance milestone and a perfect expression of our founding principle. The principle of Intelligent Performance.

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FROM THE EDITOR Reaching our 100th issue is an incredible milestone, and one we feel very honoured to be celebrating. Having started in 2005 as a small local title we are proud to now be a dynamic and integral part of the Canary Wharf fabric, an essential resource for living the luxury life in this fantastic area. This issue, we celebrate this achievement by looking back at the key world events that have defined the past decade, as well as noting the major Canary Wharf milestones along the way too, and taking a look ahead to see the shape of things to come (p. 14). Elsewhere, CEO and chairman of Canary Wharf Group, Sir George Iacobescu CBE, takes some time to talk to me about his pride at what he and his team have achieved in the area in such a staggeringly short time, as well as explaining his vision for the future, as the focus moves to attracting more financial technology and creative businesses to Canary Wharf, adding a rich new dynamic to this already diverse tapestry (p. 22). For our part, we have looked back at some of the most interesting celebrities and business people we have interviewed over the years (p. 16), taken inspiration for our anniversary party from some of the most decadent parties ever thrown (p. 18) and, in the interests of looking forward, we profile the effortlessly stylish global president of arguably Canary Wharf’s hottest new opening, Banana Republic, as it debuts in Jubilee Place this month (p. 46). From me, our directors and all the previous editors, thank you for your continued support over the years. Here’s to another one hundred issues...

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The new Panamera S E-Hybrid. The DNA of the sports car has evolved.

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e published the first issue of Canary Wharf magazine in September 2005. At the time it was a small title with big ambitions, operating within a highly competitive industry, committed to covering the best in luxury lifestyle for workers and residents in the area. In the years that followed, our goals haven’t changed, and we still provide the essential luxury guide to living and working in Canary Wharf, but the growth and development both of the area and of the magazine itself has been nothing short of extraordinary. As we look back over the past years, we find ourselves inextricably linked to the development and progress of Canary Wharf. As new shops, restaurants and businesses opened here and made Canary Wharf their home, they equally became a part of our story. And so, it gives us great pleasure to welcome you to the 100th issue of Canary Wharf, a milestone we, as a company, are very proud to have reached. Runwild Media Group started as a small family business over eight years ago when we launched our first title, and, while it remains a family-run company with these values at its core, it has now grown to an enterprise which publishes 12 luxury lifestyle magazines every month, runs a series of luxury events across London and has a successful contract publishing division. As we look back at the past 100 editions of Canary Wharf, we find ourselves also looking forward to the many years ahead. Exciting times for us, and for the area. - EREN ELLWOOD -

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THE LAST WORD

ISSUE DEC 89 2012 I GUESS I HAVE BEEN A PIONEER OF THE GENERATION THAT IS NOW HERE. IN A WAY, I SHOULD BE PROUD OF THIS.” MICHAEL SCHUMACHER

TRY TO THINK ABOUT WHAT TYPE OF PERSON YOU WANT TO BE, BECAUSE A CAREER LASTS A LIFETIME.” KARREN BRADY

ISSUE JAN 90 2013

ISSUE JAN 78 2012

WHO DOESN’T LIKE COMING TO LONDON? IT’S THE PERFECT CITY – CULTURE, BEAUTY AND A METROPOLIS ALL ROLLED INTO ONE.” GEORGE CLOONEY

ISSUE JUN 83 2012

ISSUE NOV 64 2010

IT IS NOT INEVITABLE THAT LIVING IN THE CITY MUST COME AT A COST TO OUR WALLETS, OUR SAFETY AND OUR SANITY.” BORIS JOHNSON

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ENGLAND IT’S COOL TO BE AN ENTREPENEUR.” JAMES CAAN

ISSUE MAR 33 2008

ISSUE APR 34 2008

WE NEED CRISES TO MOVE US FORWARD. THEY MAKE LIFE A BIT UNCOMFORTABLE, BUT THEY ARE STIMULATING.” JAMES DYSON

Since our first issue was published in September 2005, numerous celebrities and business moguls have revealed their ambitions, offered career advice and shared their personal experiences of London on the pages of Canary Wharf magazine

ISSUE APR 81 2012 LONDON 2012 IS GOING TO GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS ONE OF THE BEST OLYMPIC GAMES EVER, BASED ON EXEMPLARY FORESIGHT, PLANNING AND THE LEGACY LEFT BEHIND. SIR STEVE REDGRAVE

ISSUE DEC 30 2007

ISSUE JUN 83 2012

BUSINESS IS VERY BLACK AND WHITE; I AM ALWAYS SURPRISED BY HOW MANY PEOPLE LACK BUSINESS ACUMEN.” THEO PAPHITIS

RACING ON HOME SOIL ALWAYS MAKES ME PARTICULARLY PROUD TO BE BRITISH.” JENSON BUTTON

WHEN I TURNED 50 I SAID: ‘HEY, THIS AINT NO DRESS REHEARSAL, THIS IS LIFE AND I’M NOT SURE HOW MUCH OF IT I HAVE LEFT.” DENZEL WASHINGTON

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WORKING POPULATION: 61,000

ISSUE OCT 99 2013 I’VE NEVER BEEN TEMPTED BY THE OPULENCE OF MAYFAIR OR KENSINGTON OR EVEN THE GREENERY OF WEST LONDON. I ALWAYS WANTED TO LIVE SOMEWHERE THAT HAD A BIT OF EDGE.” HELEN MIRREN Canary Wharf becomes Europe’s largest wireless internet-enabled business district when The Cloud signs a deal with Canary Wharf Group

2005

YouTube is launched in the USA WORLD

ISSUE JULY 96 2013 IT’S ALWAYS BEEN A REAL AMBITION OF MINE TO WIN THE CUP AND BRING IT BACK TO BRITAIN.” SIR BEN AINSLIE ON THE AMERICA’S CUP ISSUE FEB 44 2009

ISSUE FEB 91 2013

I LEARNT MY LINES WITH A GLASS OF WINE LOOKING OVER THE DOCK TOWARDS THE DOME AND IT WAS INCREDIBLE.” HUGH BONNEVILLE ON LIVING IN CANARY WHARF

I LOVED THE NUN’S OUTFIT. NO BAD HAIR DAYS!” MERYL STREEP ON HER ROLE IN DOUBT

Canary Wharf Group pre-sells 20 Churchill Place to State Street

Canary Wharf Group leases 300,000 square feet to Barclays Capital at 40 Bank Street

Canary Wharf Group pre-sells 15 Canada Square to KPMG

2006

The Labour Party led by Tony Blair is re-elected for a third, consecutive term

WOULD WE MOVE BACK THERE (LONDON)? I CERTAINLY DAYDREAM ABOUT IT ALL THE TIME, IT’S MY LITTLE FANTASY OF MOVING SOMEWHERE NICE IN LONDON AND SOAKING UP THE RAIN.” EMILY BLUNT SCARLETT JOHANSSON

ISSUE APR 69 2011

2007

Twitter goes live

Construction begins on the Freedom Tower, the primary building of the new World Trade Centre complex in New York

The American sub-prime mortgage crisis begins; its collapse signals the start of the global recession


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CWG pre-sells Fitch Ratings headquarters at 30 North Colonnade to Fimalac

Cabot Place West Retail development opens in Canary Wharf

2008

Bernard Madoff admits to running a Ponzi Scheme that defrauded investors of almost ÂŁ40 billion. He is sentenced to 150 years in prison

WORKING POPULATION: 90,000

Riverside South site is sold to J.P Morgan

Construction begins on the Crossrail project, with a flagship station in Canary Wharf

Five new restaurants open at Canary Wharf, employing over 400 people

2009

Global firm Lehman Brothers reveals bankrupcy, exposing the depth of the financial crisis

Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th president of the USA

The Federal Reserve announces decision to buy $1.2 trillion of government bonds and mortgage-related securities

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50 per cent capacity boost as DLR puts new three-carriage trains into circulation

London Overground’s East London route opens to the public

Tiffany & Co opens a store in Cabot Place

J.P. Morgan acquires 25 Bank Street

2010

2011

The Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower at 829.8 metres, opens in Dubai

An earthquake in Haiti kills an estimated 220,000

New coalition government elected

Wikipedia, the free internet encyclopaedia, turns ten


Anniversary Special | FEATURE

PARTIES WORTH THE PRICE TAG As we celebrate our 100th issue, we look back at some of world’s most extravagant parties, the ones that shocked and delighted, and those that saw their hosts go down in history COWELL, PARTY IDOL Music mogul and king of reality entertainment Simon Cowell celebrated his 50th birthday in lavish style by treating friends to a sun-kissed week in Miami before a reported $2.5 million (£1.5 million) party in a Hertfordshire stately home. The 400-strong guest list featured the likes of Sir Elton John, Kylie Minogue, Kate Moss and Kevin Spacey. Our invitation was sadly lost in the post...

TOPSHOP, TOP PRICES Topshop guru Sir Philip Green threw an appropriately stylish birthday party on a Mexico beach in March 2012. The attending glitterati – all of whom were flown to the venue by private jet – included Kate Hudson and Naomi Campbell. Green and guests were serenaded by a host of performers, including Stevie Wonder who sang Happy Birthday, in what is estimated to have been a $20 million (£12.5 million) shindig. Not a bad way to see in your 60th year.

AEROSMITH’S PRIVATE PERFORMANCE Life’s pretty sweet when you can convince both Aerosmith and 50 Cent to perform at your child’s bat mitzvah. In 2005 David H. Brooks, CEO of DBH Industries, celebrated his 13 year old daughter Emily’s coming of age with a $10 million (£6.1 million) event at New York’s Rainbow Room, which saw Steve Tyler’s band, 50 Cent and Don Henley and Stevie Knicks, amongst others, take to the stage for an exclusive private concert.

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SULTAN OF BRUNEI’S 50TH The Sultan of oil-rich Brunei stepped up his philanthropic tendencies in 1996 to celebrate his 50th birthday. Throwing the expected champagne and caviar reception, along with a performance from Michael Jackson (as you do), the Sultan then went on to substantially increase the wages of civil service employees in the country for the first time in two years. Proof that charity really does begin at home.

BARCLAYS CENTRE LAUNCH Musical magnate Jay-Z was at the heart of the Brooklyn Barclay Centre launch in 2012. Jay-Z not only threw a black tie party, he also held a sold-out concert the following evening. Next, guests such as pop icons Beyonce and Rihanna joined the rapper at an exclusive after-party at his 40/40 club. In total, the party was so decadent that a definite cost is almost impossible to figure out, although, a giddying yet unlikely $1 billion has been banded liberally around the internet.

DICAPRIO’S GREAT BASH Hollywood’s Leonardo DiCaprio decided to honour his 38th birthday in spectacular fashion in 2012, by throwing an event that his Great Gatsby counterpart would be proud of at New York’s The Darby. As a side note to the festivities, part of the proceeds from every bottle purchased was donated to the Red Cross, so as the night reached its presumably messy conclusion more than $500,000 (£310,000) had been donated to the organisation.

FASHIONABLE FESTIVITIES New York’s Bergdorf Goodman, a long standing mecca for the Upper East Side’s stylish elite, commemorated their 111th year with a party at the famed Plaza Hotel, with a guest list which read like a who’s who of fashion: Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld and Sarah Jessica Parker – to name a few. Attendees at the ‘111 Years of Extraordinary’ themed bash listened to classical music before a three-tiered cake with sparkling fireworks was unveiled on the dance floor.

PLAYBOY’S PLAYTIME Hugh Hefner entertained all his friends and playboy housemates with a Casablanca themed 86th birthday party in 2012. Hefner’s mansion screened his favourite film before serving Champagne and caviar in a candlelit dining room designed to look like Rick’s Café from the film. Hef was then surprised with a tiered cake consisting of the Casablanca poster with his face superimposed onto Humphrey Bogart’s body. Just Champagne for the bunnies, one assumes.

Boisdale of Canary Wharf opens in Cabot Place, one of London’s largest restaurants

Canary Wharf Group Chairman and CEO George Iacobescu CBE is knighted for services to charity, community and the financial services

Canary Wharf Group acquires full ownership of the Wood Wharf site

WORKING POPULATION: 100,000

Construction begins on 25 Churchill Place

2012

Egyptian Revolution of 2011 begins, part of the ongoing Arab Spring

Osama bin Laden is killed by the United States Special Forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan

Neptune completes its first orbit of the sun since its discovery in 1846

London 2012 Olympic Games boost UK economy by a reported £9.9 billion

Greece’s potential exit from the Eurozone begins to affect behaviour in international markets

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SCULPTING THE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

WOOD WHARF

TOTAL AREA

Allies & Morrison (Terry Farrell & Partners consulting)

4,800,000 sq ft

Once a dock for the repairing of ships and storage of timber, now the 20-acre Wood Wharf site is being completely regenerated as part of a hugely exciting project, which will provide a mixed-use commercial, residential and retail offering. Wood Wharf is being designed around a series of structures to appeal to a diverse range of occupiers, and will slot seamlessly around the existing Canary Wharf landscape and its surrounding dock and water.

25 CHURCHILL PLACE

Kohn Pedersen Fox

560,000 sq ft

Once completed, the 25 Churchill Place skyscraper will be one of the most sustainable office buildings in London, standing at 130 metres tall with 20 floors of Grade A office space. Construction began in February 2012 and will be completed in spring 2014. The world-renowned architects behind the design are Kohn Pedersen Fox – the architect team behind the City’s The Pinnacle and the Shanghai World Financial Centre. Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners (with Adamson Associates and Patel Taylor)

HERON QUAYS WEST

1,274,833 sq ft

Heron Quays West is a development approved for the Heron Quays area of Canary Wharf. Although there is already consent for a 35-storey tower, a number of alternative schemes have also been considered, with recent consent having been secured for a single building on this site. Pelli Clarke Pelli (with Adamson Associates as executive architect and Will Alsop for the public realm areas)

NORTH QUAY

2,389,543 sq ft

Approved in January 2007, North Quay currently has permission for an office development designated to the north side of Canary Wharf. This original Pelli Clarke Pelli design may consist of three individual towers, with the smallest standing at 18 floors and the tallest at 40. With its location directly north of the Canary Wharf Crossrail station, this site is ideally situated for a range of occupiers.

JUBILEE PLACE

Canary Wharf Contractors

43,000 sq ft

New stores and eateries in the Jubilee Place extension have opened this month. The underground shopping expansion has created 43,000 sq ft of additional retail space. New stores such as Oliver Bonas and Cath Kidston, and a larger The White Company store have added to Canary Wharf’s offering of interiors, and fashion lines such as Wolford and COS will cater for the hub’s business women looking for a one-stop shop for tights and luxe office wear.

NEWFOUNDLAND

Horden Cherry Lee

485,000 sq ft

Newfoundland will be a 58-storey luxury residential development constructed on the site of the Newfoundland car park. Bordered by Bank Street and Westferry Road, it will be the first residential development on the original Canary Wharf estate. It is dubbed the ‘Diamond Tower’ owing to the diamond-shaped steel façade that will define it. This exciting and luxurious new tower will comprise around 550 apartments, as well as retail, swimming, health and leisure facilities.

CROSSRAIL

Adamson Associates, Tony Meadows Associates & Foster & Partners

115,000 sq ft (retail /leisure)

Canary Wharf is planned to be one of the largest stations in the exciting new Crossrail development, set to revolutionise London transport in 2018. The station will be covered by an elegant, semi open-air roof, allowing views out over its waterside setting on the North Dock of West India Quay. It will comprise six storeys with retail space planned for four of these, including park areas. The park and two levels of retail will open in 2015. When complete, the station will be longer than the height of One Canada Square.

Tunnel-boring machines break through at Canary Wharf Crossrail station

Free O2 WiFi launches at Canary Wharf

New Jubilee Place shopping mall opens

2013

French president Francois Hollande launches controversial tax increase of 75 per cent on citizens earning more than € 1 million a year

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Knighted in 2012 for services to charity, the community and the financial services industry, for more than 25 years, CEO and chairman of Canary Wharf Group, Sir George Iacobescu CBE, has overseen the turning of a derelict docklands site into a thriving financial and residential centre. No mean feat for a man whose beginnings in Romania are a far cry from the global business world he finds himself in today WORDS: EMMA JOHNSON


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s I stand waiting, Sir George Iacobescu appears around the side of a scale model of Canary Wharf, his smart suit and smiling face dwarfed by a series of transparent models of the future of the Wood Wharf development. All around him striking skyscrapers reach for the heavens, surrounding tiny faux green parks with scale models of cars and people milling around. The whole of Canary Wharf’s development is laid out here to see – a staggering achievement, comparing the now multi-layered community with the watery dockland building site of its previous life. And, there behind the now familiar site of Canada Square’s famous skyscrapers lies the newest phase in Canary Wharf’s growth. Wood Wharf, Sir George explains, is the real shape of the future, a new development, with a focus on more residential buildings, both for sale and rent, that will ensure Canary Wharf’s rapid trajectory to a major community hub for London. Something easier said than done: “It’s one thing to build a building in the City,” says Sir George. “You buy a plot and you’re surrounded by 500 years of history. It’s quite another when you have to create a city yourself.” Indeed. Already 50 per cent bigger than was originally planned, the achievements in Canary Wharf over the past quarter of a century have exceeded the expectations of both doubters and believers – opposing camps, both of which, at one point or another, Sir George has found himself in. Working in New York for developers Olympia & York, finishing the World Financial Center and building offices for the likes of American Express, Merrill Lynch and Dow Jones, he was sent by his boss Paul Reichmann to London to scope out the Canary Wharf site. This was in the mid-80s when the area was little more than a dockside wasteland – there was no transport, no electricity, no water. “I tried to get the DLR, but it wasn’t working. So I walked down Narrow Street, which not only was narrow but had bollards in the centre to prevent cars from driving down it, so there were no taxis. I couldn’t see how you would even start something there. I went back to New York and told my company, ‘Don’t touch it,’.” One month later, Olympia & York had signed a deal to develop Canary Wharf. “Which tells you how valuable my opinion was,” laughs Sir George. Today things are very different. As Sir George walks me around the impressive marketing suite on the 30th level of 1 Canada Square, his passion for Canary Wharf is obvious. I can imagine he must look down on what he has achieved here, with such pride. Rarely is it possible for someone to see so clearly laid out the fruits of their labours. “Canary Wharf has probably changed the face of London forever. If you look at 15 years ago, people were worried that Frankfurt was going to overtake London as a financial centre. And today Canary Wharf itself is bigger than the entire financial centre of Frankfurt.”

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For Sir George and his team, the success of Canary Wharf proves that the model for development was right. The idea was to offer good quality, technologicallyadvanced spaces at better rents and, perhaps surprisingly, the focus was less on architecture, and more on service. “In many ways, the buildings are very simple on the outside, and very sophisticated on the inside. The reality is that Canary Wharf is a service industry. We build what our tenants need. We ask them what their ideal environment looks like and what their needs are, and we put them together and create a building that has everything in it that they want.” Technologically, Canary Wharf is in many ways unparalleled. Every service here is doubled up, meaning that every single building is connected to different points of the National Grid, so it has 100 per cent power coming from both the East and West. “It would take half of the UK to lose power for the buildings here to lose power,” says Sir George, his pride in the level of service evident. “That’s our principal, and it works. Companies like Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley started here with one building, and now they have three. It’s as simple as getting repeat business, but it’s very important because these are the kinds of tenants that don’t happen twice. If somebody like Barclays isn’t happy you cannot ‘fix it’, it’s not a dress rehearsal. Either you do it right or don’t do it, and that is enormously important. Be it Barclays or J.P Morgan, you have to have the best product and you have to future-proof it.” As Sir George lists some of his star tenants, I wonder if there was a point at which one company arrived that made all the difference. “You always think the next building is going to be the apex. Everyone thinks that. When Citigroup comes to Canary Wharf, you think it’s made; then we said when HSBC comes, then we said when Barclays comes….obviously an enormous success at

the time was J.P Morgan… but then each one brings with it a different aspect.” As Sir George reels off the names of the biggest global players in the banking world, it’s hard to believe the very different world he used to inhabit. Growing up in a challenging post-war Romania, opportunities for young people were extremely limited, and financial aspirations were almost non-existent. “I didn’t know what a cheque was. I didn’t even see one till I was 31,” he recalls. Desperate to leave, Sir George knew education was his ticket to a different life, and was accepted to study civil engineering at Bucharest University, whose training was so good that by the time he arrived in Canada in 1975 – having escaped through the Iron Curtain via various Western contacts – he had as much technical knowledge as any engineer educated in America or Britain. He threw himself into work, accepting the first job that came along – working overnight developing a set of firedamaged buildings in Montreal. At the same time as finding his way in a new country, he was also desperately raising a case to get his fiancée to join him in Canada. In a story that wouldn’t be out of place in a Hollywood blockbuster, Sir George endured nearly three years of struggles before they were reunited. “You never contemplate failure. When you go into a process like that there is no return, there was just moving forward. Frankly I was enormously lucky – I wrote to every single head of state in the Western world asking for help, and in the end an American congressman, Richard Green, agreed to help.” America was at the point of awarding Romania the clause of ‘most-favoured nation’ and, as part of the deal, Green agreed to ask the Romanian government to let Sir George’s fiancée leave Romania. But first they had to get married. At the time people who had left Romania were not allowed to marry those who had remained – the thinking being (probably

“It’s not a dress rehearsal. Either you do it right or don’t do it, and that is enormously important”

Canary Wharf as it was in 1987, showing what would become Canada Square and the underground station site, Bank Street and Heron Quays, and the Wood Wharf site in the foreground


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Canary Wharf in early stages of development

rightly) that the next step would be for the people left in Romania to try and get out. But in a bid to get financial advantages from the Americans, Romania relaxed these laws for two days in 1976 on 29 and 30 December. “Gabriella, my future, and my current, wife, called and said: ‘Come quickly, they are changing the law for two days.’ I flew from Montreal on the 29th and we were married on the 30th.” As he recounts this story it is clear that the challenges of the past have all but receded and the positives of life now outweigh the efforts to get here, yet at the same time, when asked about his journey, Sir George puts most of his achievements down to luck or opportunity. “Life has been a series of opportunities – I believe that in life you should take the first opportunity you see… because there is somebody else who will if you don’t. And, in general, that’s the hand you’ve been dealt with in life and rather than question whether it’s good or bad, you should deal with it.” A pragmatic approach that has certainly left Sir George working on the kind of projects that led him eventually to Canary Wharf. “I was lucky that I ended up working for a company that had the breadth of projects that it did. One of my first jobs was to work on a 64-storey building in Chicago. If I’d worked for a house-builder I’d have just done lots of two-storey houses, and not started out learning something that most people end up learning at the end of their career. That was my training ground.” Fast-forward nearly 30 years and thanks to the vision of Sir George and his extensive team, Canary Wharf is now a beacon of financial power, despite what has been a major economic upheaval over the past five years, something that could have hit Canary Wharf harder than anyone. “You never plan for failure,” says Sir George. “But then we thought everything was solid before the Lehman bankruptcy. That changed things. It was shocking, the most dramatic period. Everybody was on the brink and

the world became very ambiguous. Values you thought would be there forever disappeared.” Incredibly, despite the challenges of the economy, Canary Wharf has endured. “We were 96 per cent occupied before the credit crunch. And today, we’re still 96 per cent occupied. If anybody had told me when Lehman went bankrupt that Canary Wharf was going to retain that 96 per cent occupation, I am sure I wouldn’t have believed them. And yet, the proof of our resilience is there in our occupancy rate. And when all is said and done, when all this mess has settled, London will still be the financial centre of the world. I think it has a great future.” Where other developments sit empty, Canary Wharf is still building and still looking to the future. Always thinking ten years ahead, Sir George says that this vision into the future is essential. “I think the financial services will always do very well, because there is no successful society without successful financial institutions, despite the love or hate for them. The UK has two million people working in the financial services, and you cannot blame the two million for the misdeeds of 500 or 1,000. At the same time there is a new focus for us: high tech, media and medical research are growing areas, so the offices on Wood Wharf will be more attuned to a different mix. Canary Wharf will remain the mother-ship, but with the provision for small companies, and things like Level39 and a new floor for high growth companies on the 42nd floor – we are taking a leap into the future.” This leap into the future means a concerted effort to attract a more diverse spread of tenants at both Canary Wharf and Wood Wharf. With a more low-rise design, and a more diverse range of buildings, the focus will be on attracting FINTECH companies – start ups who are producing technology for finance and financial services companies – perfectly positioned because of the proximity to the big banks and financial companies in Canary Wharf. This is a crucial part of the USP of Canary Wharf, and something that its competitors in and around the City simply don’t offer. An essential move then – but in a world when things are changing so fast, how can Sir George be sure that his plans are right? “You know, ten years is not a lot really. Take Crossrail – it started in 2009, and will be operational in 2018. So from start to end you’re talking nine years for something that will completely change London, and will increase capacity in Canary Wharf by 50 per cent. The story of development around the world is the story of transport. Until Canary Wharf started, 90 per cent of transport was in the West End. But East London has been the engine of growth, and if you look

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today at the map of developments in London, in the next 25 years the centre of gravity is heading east. It’s not tilting, it’s moving.” There’s no denying the incredible achievements at Canary Wharf, and the effects of this development have been felt throughout the area. “I am very proud that we made a difference, and that a lot of people have benefited from Canary Wharf. Tower Hamlets has benefited substantially – they can hold their heads high and say they have the second largest financial institution in Europe. We focused a lot on Tower Hamlets, because there was, and still is, a lot to do.” Sir George has been recognised as one of the most successful Romanian businessmen ever, and was also knighted in 2012. This recognition is of course important to him, but it raises questions that hark back to his early challenges. “I am Romanian,” he says. “But I am equally English and Canadian. The knighthood is fantastic, but it could have been me or somebody else who runs Canary Wharf. I think it is more of an accolade for Canary Wharf. People are valuable as long as they do a certain job; once you walk away your value is not the same.” And so, Sir George looks back on a career whose achievements are less about accolades, and more about leaving a legacy. “You look out of the window, and that’s our CV. That has been created by people who not only know what they’re doing, but love what they’re doing.” As we finish the interview, he walks me back through the marketing suite, past the model of Canary Wharf. As we stop by the One Canada Square building, I ask him to point out his favourite development, and he smiles at me: “That is like asking a parent to choose a favourite child…” he says, refusing to be drawn further. And perhaps that is just the point, even though his incredible humility means he wouldn’t ever admit it, Sir George is, in many ways, the father of Canary Wharf – intricately tied up with its past, deeply invested in its future, and overall, an incredibly proud parent.

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BIOGRAPHY: SIR GEORGE IACOBESCU Born on 9 November 1945 in Romania, Sir George studied civil and industrial engineering at Bucharest University, before starting work as a structural engineer. In 1975, he left Romania and emigrated to Canada, where he started work in property, rising to become head of construction on some of the most famous landmark buildings in North America. In 1978, he joined Olympia & York, taking on a series of large construction projects for the company, and from 1978-1981 he was responsible for the construction of the Olympia Center in Chicago, a 64-storey skyscraper, as well as the construction of Granicor; the first modern granite factory in North America. From here, he became vice president of Olympia & York in New York where he was responsible for the construction of the World Financial Center. In 1988, Sir George came to London as senior vice president of Olympia & York, to oversee the construction, budget and delivery of Canary Wharf. Sir George stayed with the Canary Wharf project when Olympia & York went into administration in 1991 and worked as construction director under the chairmanship of Lord Levene, until Canary Wharf Group was formed in 1995 when he became a board member, then deputy chief executive in 1996 and chief executive in 1997. He has participated in and overseen the development and construction of more than 30 buildings including One Canada Square, 8 Canada Square (the global HQ of HSBC Bank), 25 Canada Square (the European HQ of Citibank), One Churchill Place, (the global HQ of Barclays Bank), 10 Upper Bank Street, (the global HQ of Clifford Chance), and the UK or European HQ buildings for Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, KPMG, McGraw Hill, Fitch, the FSA and Thomson Reuters. Following this, he helped create the Wood Wharf Partnership with British Waterways and Ballymore to develop a 4.2m sq ft site adjacent to Canary Wharf, as well as overseeing the Canary Wharf Group’s expansion outside of its Docklands base into the City, developing amongst others the Walkie Talkie building at 20 Fenchurch Street with Land Securities, and recently the redevelopment of the Shell Centre with Qatari Diar. Sir George is a member of the Board of Trustees of the British Museum, vice patron of the Royal British Society of Sculptors and a companion of the Chartered Management Institute. He is also patron of Jewish Care and the Community Safety Trust and has been involved as a trustee, patron or board member of several other charities. He was founding co-chairman of Teach First and a key early supporter of the charity, as well as a director of business lobby group London First, and a director of inward investment agency Gateway to London. He is also on the advisory board of Financial Services organisation TheCityUK. In 2010, Sir George was appointed by the Secretary of State for Defence to the Defence Reform Unit charged with the restructuring of the Ministry of Defence. The Unit made wide-ranging recommendations to the Government in 2011, many of which are already being implemented. Sir George holds an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration from the University of East London and was made a CBE by Her Majesty the Queen in 2003 and named in the New Years Honours List in 2012.


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Burberry’s latest innovation is the launch of Travel Tailoring, a lightweight, non-creasing suit that encourages movement. All suits within the range are the contours of the body to create a slim and classic suits themselves notably have no padding within their chests or shoulders. Instead they feature horsehair shape and create a sharp silhouette. Available in signature Burberry Tailoring Slim Fit and in a variety of patterns such as herringbone and Prince of Wales the intensity of your lifestyle. ✤ Travel Tailoring, from £1,195, Burberry, burberry.com


SWITCHED ON Cykno is an electric bike with a distinctly vintage frame and a modern nod to sustainability. The result of a collaboration between motorcycle engineer and innovator Bruno Greppi and luxury product designer Luca Scopel, Cykno is powered by a high-power lithium polymer battery. The bike’s frame sits on radial spoked wheels and its unusual leather seat is suspended on a stainless steel blade. Available in British stores soon, the Cykno can be ordered online now. ✤ From €14,000, cykno.com

ALL WHITE ON THE NIGHT City sartorial stalwart T. M. Lewin is changing its approach to business. Attempting to appeal to the more discerning dandy, the Lewin in-house design team has been busy creating a brand new breed of collection that’s tailored to today’s more fashionconscious man. The company’s current ‘A White Shirt for Any Occasion’ line promises to have you covered for any white-shirt eventuality. Streamline your silhouette with 9 eight-shirt collection in stores now. ✤ T.M.Lewin, Cabot Place

RISE TO THE CHALLENGE In September, Londoners and people from around the country took part in the Lord Mayor’s Summer Cycle Challenge. Riders and their bicycles received a blessing from the Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral before setting off on a 77-mile route from London to Oxford. The challenge was held to raise money for the Lord Mayor’s Appeal, a charity dedicated to helping young people ✤ thelordmayorssummercycle.com


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SUITED & BOOTED The approaching party season is as good an excuse as any to stock up on suits. suit which stands out from the crowd through its subtle character. For example, look out for its dinner jackets, available in midnight-blue velvet, indigo suits as a

GOOD VIBRATIONS After more than seven years of research, design and development, AquaVibe has created a device that combines sight, sound and touch in one unit for the ultimate platform delivers sound and light vibrations to gently massage and revitalise the body. Considering AquaVibe beds can be bought for corporate use, it might be time to start being nicer to your boss.

use of a palette of greys that are icy and sophisticated. The suits’ construction from wool blends, and their lined jackets give them that desirable weight – a tell-tale sign of luxury. For those with fashion phobias, Reiss’ website ‘Buy The Look’ and matching tie and shirt with one click. ✤ A/W13 Collection, Reiss, Jubilee Place

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TIPPLE & TAILORING In celebration of Chivas and the Savile Row Bespoke Association’s new partnership, the tailors of Savile Row and guests including model David Gandy and presenter George Lamb attended an evening held at the Sartoria restaurant. They drank cocktails stirred with Chivas 12-year-old whisky and saw installations of suits created in collaboration with menswear stylist and writer Tom Stubbs. As partners, Chivas and Savile Row Bespoke Association will continue to support and celebrate heritage, modern craftsmanship and style with a series of events, ✤ chivas.com

TIME UP NORTH If you’re looking for a new golf course, try venturing further north. Nestled alongside

The Renaissance Club keeps distinguished company. As one of Scotland’s most exclusive has acquired new land and, subsequently, three new stunning holes. This expansion follows the club’s recent completion of its new threestorey clubhouse. This exclusive members club, where members pay £75,000 as a 30-year bond and £5,000 a year in annual dues, is a social and sporting investment. ✤ trcaa.com / 01620 850901

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NOVEMBER BASICS

SEAMLESS CHIC

INBETWEENER

BELTED UP

Warm, snug and with no Christmas pattern in sight.

This jacket straddles indigo and red, keeping it unique without being brazen.

A chocolate-coloured belt complements a wardrobe’s whole spectrum of navy.

✤ Cable Knit Seamless Crew Neck, £595,

✤ Cool Wool Two Button Notch Lapel Jacket, £470,

✤ Picent Embossed Stripe Belt, £45,

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COMFORT HOOD

NOSTALGIC SCARF

GOLF PERK For carrying golf essentials the light way.

Sport some collegiate spirit.

✤ Charles Brown Golf Accessory Wallet, £49,

Let Derek Rose do the comfy post-gym and pre-bed loungewear.

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✤ Finley I Navy Hoodie, £448,

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✤ The College Scarf, £100,

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SIMPLE TEE

AVIATOR

BOLD BOTTOMS

New to Canary Wharf, Tiger of Sweden does basics in great colours.

Burberry – the champion of outerwear – takes on Top Gun.

Smart needn’t be boring with bright Paul Smith trousers.

✤ Legacy T-Shirt, £59,

✤ Shearling-collar Bomber Jacket, £795,

✤ Formal Trousers in light green, £329,

Tiger of Sweden, Jubilee Place

Burberry Brit, mrporter.com

Paul Smith, thecorner.com

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Dior’s new Mystics Metallics collection’s sleek urban colours mirror the look of London in winter. For eyes, Diorshow Fusion Mono pots are a new revolutionary gel-foam formula, available in six shades, which can by a blending brush for more intensity. The collection also welcomes a re-envisioning of Diorblush, with the introduction of an overhauled and extended array of colours presented in sleeker compacts and with a new texture. The sculpting brush targets a veil of pure colour on skin, from warming plummy shades such as ‘Brown Milly’, to a brightening pop of ‘Orange Riviera’. Available now, look out for the eponymous designer Christian Dior’s lucky star printed on the collection’s limited edition 5 Couleurs Palettes. ✤ Mystics Metallics, Dior, Boots, Canada Place


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As the party season arrives, here are the necessities, the fashion and those extra flairs to make entertaining memorable

THE DINNER PARTY The Home Gourmet is a short-cut to becoming the perfect hostess. If you want to host a dinner party at home that is fully catered and features a visually striking and expertly executed bespoke menu, The Home Gourmet will go out of its way to accommodate your every desire. The service offers the whole package – from chefs and cutlery to wine and washing-up. Staff are also provided, including a head butler and head waiter as well as a personal Each event even has its own organiser, not only to keep things running smoothly on the night, but to execute the personal details that make every celebration feel unique. ✤ thehomegourmet.co.uk

THE PLACE SETTING Home décor and accessories brand L’OBJET’s AW 13 collection, Cabinet de Curiosités, may look modern, but each of the 63 pieces within the collection are created using heritage craftsmanship. Some are made from bespoke plaster moulds that the porcelain is teased and shaped by hand, while the collection’s stunning dinnerware is cast three times in 24ct gold to achieve the perfect glow. ✤ Cabinet de Curiosités, L’Objet, harrods.com

THE LOOK Bobbi Brown’s latest collection, Old Hollywood, is inspired by iconic American screen sirens. The collection’s highlights include deeply pigmented nail lacquers and classic red lipsticks encased in gold. The Old Hollywood eye palette has nine shades ranging from soft shimmers to on-trend metallics. A party trick that all women should know – for a deeper more intense colour, dampen the compact’s eye shadow and liner brush before application to create scene-stealing eyes. ✤ Old Hollywood Collection, from £11, Bobbi Brown, Canada Place


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THE SIGNATURE DRINK A cocktail that has made an appearance across London award ceremonies recently is the R&G, a blend of 50ml of Rémy Martin VSOP Champagne cognac topped with spicy ginger ale and lemon peel. Simple and stylish, Rémy Martin VSOP’s blend of sweet and

simply garnished with a sprig of basil to bring out its delicate blend of eight botanicals, which include lavender and lime. ✤ Berkeley Square Gin, £35, Rémy Martin Cognac VSOP, £34, Waitrose Food, Fashion & Home, Canada Square

THE UNIQUE GIFT Aspinal of London’s best-selling Marylebone Tote has become even more desirable with the introduction of personalised monogrammed initials on the bag’s buckles. The tote is handmade from Italian calf leather, has a shimmery silk lining and concealed pockets for iPads and mobile phones. A monogrammed tote can be of London store in Canary Wharf’s Cabot Place. ✤ Monogramed Marylebone Tote, from £1,950, Aspinal of London, Cabot Place

THE DRESS ESS all, Michaela Jedinak has launched a collection of seven black and red dresses female body shapes. Whether you are an fuller skirt or a ‘rectangle’ complemented by

THE INVITATION The excitement for a night starts with the opening of the invitation. Symthson makes beautiful crafted stationery with charmingly playful messages, such as its quaint ‘Time For Tea’ invitation cards. Symthson also creates stylish place cards for hostesses with a watchful eye on the seating plan. ✤ Invitations Collection Chin Chin Cards, £45, Smythson, smythson.com

again and again. ✤ Dresses. each £495, Michaela Jedinak, michaelajedinak.com

THE SHOES probably eschewed the glass slipper for a skyscraper heel, a tell-tale red sole and scratchy glitter on pink perforated with glittery grey. You never have to worry about arriving underdressed to any last-minute invitations with a pair of Louboutins tucked under your desk. ✤ So Kate Glitter Shoe, £395, Louboutin, christianlouboutin.com

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PARTY WISH LIST

STEP INTO TWILIGHT

FLAT PACK

BE PICTURESQUE

Midnight-blue court shoes with a medium heel will carry you through long nights in comfort.

Opening in Canary Wharf this November,

A creamy texture twinned with an intense pigment creates vampish, vivid lips.

✤ Brina Asymmetric Court Shoes, £139,

✤ Louise Black Suede with Gold Glitter T-bar, £189,

✤ Lip Colour in Casablanca, £36,

Reiss, Jubilee Place

Pretty Ballerinas, Jubilee Place

Tom Ford, Selfridges.com

SHADES OF GREY

SPEECHLESS PIECE

HEAVENLY SCENT Exclusive to Harrods, Valentino’s limitededition perfume is seductively layered with scents of the Orient.

Rich grey shades are more wearable than black, but just as scene-stealing.

A brooding and beautiful statement dress with little need for accessories.

✤ Ombres Contraste Duo in Gris Subtil, £31, Chanel,

✤ Treescape-Print Strapless Dress, £1,300, Marni,

✤ Valentina Oud Assoluto, £90, Valentino, harrods.com

Boots, Canada Place

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LACE UP

FIND AN ANGLE

FOIL PROOF

The cut-out trend executed elegantly with curve-enhancing lace panels.

Delicate yet angular, Maria Black is gaining attention for its intriguing pieces.

✤ Alma Lace Insert Dress in Navy, £175,

✤ Alex Necklace in Yellow Gold, £940, Maria Black,

Paints on like varnish, looks like a transfer and is inspired by the metallic accents seen on the A/W 13 runways.

Whistles, Jubilee Place

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✤ Kings Road Foil Effect Polish, £12, Nails Inc, Cabot Place

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As Banana Republic opens its doors in Canary Wharf, bringing to the area a slice of American-classic style and essential, affordable workwear for men and women, we profile global president – and our new style guru – Jack Calhoun WORDS: EMMA JOHNSON

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employees and is responsible for all brand, product, eorge Clooney for Omega, Natalie customer and employee experiences. Neither a Portman for Dior, David Beckham purely business nor a purely creative role, Calhoun’s for Armani, Tiger Woods for Nike, position requires him to be just as at home with Emma Watson for Burberry – brand rows of numbers as it does with rails of jackets. ambassadors are meant to epitomise As a young man, however, this wasn’t the path the very essence of a brand, to encapsulate the Calhoun initially found himself on. He enrolled at qualities and ethos that define a brand’s reputation. music college as a vocal performance major, but A lofty position usually reserved for celebrities, soon found the prospect of years ahead these mega-names command millions as a struggling artist too uncertain to be of dollars in contracts and can rapidly enticing. Aptitude tests revealed an equal accelerate a brand’s reputation into the skill for both the creative and analytical global fashion stratosphere. sides of business, a winning combination Rarely though, has a brand ambassador in the fashion industry if ever there also been its figurehead. And yet, Jack was one. “It was becoming clear that Calhoun, global president of all-American balancing creativity, analytics and brand Banana Republic, is the absolute leadership would be important for me to epitome of the brand and its best brand feel fulfilled,” he told the The New York ambassador bar none. Times in September. Always sharply dressed – “I am This realistic approach to his strengths polished more often than not,” he told and weaknesses has stood Calhoun in The San Francisco Chronicle – Calhoun’s good stead throughout the rest of his work, and weekend, uniform is sourced career which, once he was clear about mostly from Banana Republic and Gap, what he wanted to do, showed a certain and he is never without a smart blazer, logical trajectory towards where he finds (which he says doubles as his handbag); himself now. “The one piece of advice I jeans or bright coloured tailored got a long time ago and that I give out trousers, a woven shirt, a chequered “The one piece of advice a lot is: Know yourself. Know yourself pocket square and tan Oxfords to I got a long time ago very well. Be very honest with what complete the look. Effortlessly smart and practical is at once the perfect way and that I give out a lot you’re good at and your strengths and And then I always say “do to describe Banana Republic’s style and, is: Know yourself. Know limitations. what you love,” which comes from our in turn, Calhoun’s. And it is perhaps yourself very well” founder of Gap Inc. Don Fisher, and I this interlinking of its president’s style kind of augment that with “do what with its own that has ensured Banana you’re good at.” You might love something, but Republic remains one of the most popular and you’ve got to make sure you’re also good at doing rapidly expanding brands in the world. that,” he explained to The San Francisco Chronicle. Now a global company worth $3 billion From this place of awareness – and realism – worldwide and celebrating its 35th year, its 700 he started out working for Procter & Gamble stores can be found in more than 25 locations as a brand assistant, before working his way to including the United States, the UK, Canada, Japan, assistant brand manager for Cover Girl cosmetics. Italy, France, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America Following this were stints as a marketing manager and the Middle East. Calhoun oversees some 22,000

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for Levi Strauss and time at Charles Schwab & Co as executive vice president before coming to Gap / Banana Republic in 2003 as executive vice president in charge of marketing and merchandising. Ten years on, Calhoun is now global president and has been responsible for launching new handbag, perfume and eyewear lines, as well as growing sales and positioning Banana Republic as the go-to brand for modern and versatile workplace style. In addition, a big focus for him has been overseeing an extensive global rollout of the brand, an expansion which includes its much-anticipated new store in Canary Wharf, which opens on 1 November. With its penchant for versatile workwear for professional men and women, Banana Republic’s clean-cut, fresh style will be a welcome addition to the Jubilee Mall extension, providing a host of seasonal looks for the Canary Wharf workforce. But getting this professional attire right is quite a challenge in itself, as Calhoun explains. “The world of work has evolved. When I started, it was a suit, tie and a white shirt. Now, I don’t even know how to define work any more. There are people wearing suits and people wearing sweatshirts to work,” he told hauteliving.com recently. Despite this changing world, Banana Republic’s workwear manages to tread the fine line between sharp and smooth, cleverly offering in one garment the social and work occasion holy grail – smart casual fashion. But all work and no play would make this Jack a dull boy, and this is the genius of Banana Republic. A key part of the brand is its versatility and the fact that all items can be changed with a pair of heels or a blazer to create a completely different look, a quality that is close Calhoun’s heart. “I think through what I’m going to wear. I need it to be modern, and I want to be able to go from work to an event. I always think, ‘How will I get it all done in one day, without carrying four outfits?’ It’s all about versatility.” Perhaps it is Calhoun’s approach to having a happy co-existence of work and home life that has lent itself to flexibility in Banana Republic’s fashion too. Calhoun’s famed custom-designed closet at his home in San Francisco not only boasts enough space to file items according to colour and season, as well as shelves and pull-trays for shoes and belts, but it also benefits from a dumb-waiter which rises from his garage to his closet, to bring in shopping bags from the car. Everything about Calhoun’s approach

to dressing is about simplicity and ease without compromising on style, and this is reflected in the brand’s approach to its own lines too. But it’s not all just getting dressed and picking out blue suede shoes (a summer favourite of Calhoun’s), running a $3 billion company requires serious leadership and business acumen. Talking to The New York Times earlier this year, Calhoun explained how he works to motivate his 22,000 employees on a daily basis. “I have to give a clear vision of where we’re going as a company. I’ve learned that any problem can be solved. Smart people will figure it out, and there’s always more than one solution.” In a business where different voices are valued, Calhoun is also keen to ensure that the day-to-day running of the business doesn’t take away from the long-term view. “We add outside stimuli to get employees to think differently,” he said. “Once, we brought in an expert sword swallower to show what it means to have focus and clarity. Another time, we brought in a cellist. By progressively adding stanzas to a song, she illustrated how things can be built upon one another.” This forward-thinking approach is typical of a brand – and a man – who is constantly making sure that they’re at the forefront of modern style. “I don’t have a favourite, treasured piece of clothing or accessory,” he told The San Francisco Chronicle. “I’m a serial treasurer. I might like it this week, or this month. That’s about being modern. That’s what I love about fashion.” ✤ Banana Republic is open now in Jubilee Place


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As anyone familiar with the brand will know, Banana Republic supplies everyday fashion with not so ordinary fabrics. Even its staple pieces, such as its well-fitting t-shirts and jumpers, are made from luxurious fabrics including supple silks and rich cashmeres. For those who desire fashion that is both sophisticated and accessible, COS’s collections stay true to timeless style over passing trends. As well as Tiger of Sweden’s womenswear, visitors to the new Jubilee Place extension can also enjoy distinctive designs in wardrobe essentials from Wolford, and celebrity-favoured footwear from Pretty Ballerinas.

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SPECTACULAR NOVEMBER 1ST SEES THE OPENING OF THE JUBILEE PLACE EXTENSION. FROM PREMIUM FASHION TO INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS, THE MALL PROVIDES THE PERFECT PLACE TO FIND YOUR FESTIVE PARTY OUTFITS, SEASON-INSPIRED GIFTS AND ACTIVE WEAR TO KEEP YOU FIT IN THE NEW YEAR

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Joining the likes of Alfred Dunhill, Hackett and Hugo Boss already in Cabot Place, the new extension promises to have even the most discerning of gent covered for every sartorial eventuality. To see how Orlebar Brown has surpassed its signature swimwear into a range of jackets, polos and sweats, visit its new Jubilee Place store. Alternatively, make for Tiger of Sweden and its well-tailored Scandinavian style and trademark fit — perfect 24/7 fashion for 24/7 people. For something even smarter, Emmett London’s shirts combine British heritage tailoring with fresh European elegance.

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SHOPPING Anton Heunis Earrings - Cadenzza, £100, Jubilee Place

Siren Medium Drop Earrings Monica Vinader, £285, Jubilee Place Iosselliano Modern Swing Set of 3 rings, £179, Cadenzza, Jubilee Place

Anton Heunis Opulent Necklace - Cadenzza, £239, Jubilee Place

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For Christmas gift ideas, Canary Wharf is the destination du jour. For beautiful jewellery try Cadenzza, a new store from Swarovski that supports the attitude that fashion jewellery isn’t just for special occasions, it’s for making every occasion special. The equally stunning Monica Vinader is a brand that successfully bridges the gap between fine and fashion jewellery, perfect for Christmas gifting. For make-up to impress, try bareMinerals, which provides award winning mineral based make-up which illuminates and evens complexions while being kind and gentle on skin. For the sweet-toothed, a gift from Godiva can never fail to impress, while Le Pain Quotidien bake sweet pastries fresh every day. Look out for its mouthwateringly good Belgian waffles and exquisite range of tartines.

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For items for the home, Canary Wharf’s latest offering of stores boasts the award-winning The White Company. Having become a true lifestyle brand, the store creates stylish pieces for your home, your wardrobe and your children. Elsewhere, the ever-stylish Cath Kidston has expanded from a producer of quirky patterns to the manufacturer of a diverse range of uniquely recognisable accessories, homeware, womenswear and childrenswear. Rituals, a brand established in 2000, pioneers a combination of luxury home and body cosmetics. The company’s daily indulgences, from bath oil to scented candles, are made with the belief that, with the right products, any beauty routine can be upgraded into a ritual.

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Post-Christmas workouts may fill you with dread, but thanks to Sweaty Betty at least you can hit the streets, or slopes, in style. The pioneering company has garnered a reputation for mixing fashion with performance and femininity with sport — just see this image for proof. For the ultimate running experience, head to ASICS’ new Jubilee Place store, which will be fitted with a high-tech Foot ID scanning system. The Dynamic Foot ID uses special test shoes, software and cameras to analyse your ‘gait cycle’ as you run on a treadmill. This data generates a personalised foot ID to reveal which trainers best suit your running style. On your marks, get set, go!

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In 1970, Laurence Graff OBE put his neck on the line when he commissioned a black-and-white photograph of a fresh-faced model wearing $1million worth of jewels in her hair for a campaign. While today it is campaigns, if you rewind to this period of social and political revolution, this wasn’t the case. “The image broke the mould by using a younger model and created the idea of diamonds being aspirational to younger women,” explains Graff. Celebrating 60 years since the start of Graff’s career, the Hair & Jewel image has been revisited but this time the value of the jewels has been bumped up to half a billion dollars and among the 22 pieces are a number of record-breaking diamonds. ✤ graffdiamonds.com


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OUT OF THIS WORLD Many an abstract watch-celebrity partnership have we seen in recent times, but perhaps none come as bizarre as that which will see Luminox send Sir Bob Geldof into space. We’re not sure how with the American brand, but he has somehow A company that aims to bring space tourism to the masses (well to anyone who can afford a £62,000 ticket), SXC will be offering one man, Luminox-sponsored spaceship from the end of next year.

ON THE BA BALL Appointed Chief Inspector of Watches on the American railroads in 1891, Webster Clay Ball was a man instrumental in standardising time across North America. Today, his eponymous company is the American brand with the Swiss-beating heart, re-launched in 2002 to offer what we regard as some of the best-made, value for money timepieces on the market. For prices that range from around £1,200 to £3,600 (its BMW range excluded), Ball offers mechanical movements, in-house times the price. Our favourite watches include the Fireman Night Train DLC (£1,360), the Hydrocarbon Deepquest (£2,980) and the Hydrocarbon Ceramic XV (£2,730). ✤ Ball watches are now stocked in Charles Fish jewellers, Cabot Place

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For treasured timepieces, horological heirlooms and modern masterpieces, watch this space...

ONE TO WATCH This month Sandy Madhvani, Showroom Manager at David M Robinson in Canary Wharf, selects his watch of the moment:

Irishman in space is not only a fantastic honour but pretty mind blowing,” says Bob. Indeed. ✤ luminox.com / spacexc.com

ONLY WATCH: THE RESULTS Those who read with interest our story on Only Watch last month, may be keen to learn of the charity auction’s results this month. It came as no surprise that Patek Philippe’s unique titanium 5004 sold for the highest value (a staggering £2.5 million). Perhaps more surprising was that watches from Chanel, Chopard and Van Cleef & Arpels failed to realise their estimates. The auction raised £4.2 million for muscular dystrophy in total. ✤ onlywatch.com

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✤ PAM 510, £5,400, Panerai

As of last month, Jubilee Place’s David M Robinson has started stocking Swiss brand Longines. As well as the classic Dolce Vita and La Grand Classique ranges, the store now holds a number of models from the Master Collection, including the Automatic Moon Phase. As a self-winding mechanical chronograph with moon phase movement, you get a lot of watch for the £2,070 asking tag.

Available at David M Robinson, Jubilee Place

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“Possessing an impressive eight-day power reserve and characteristic no-nonsense looks, the new PAM510 presents Panerai’s latest in-house movement in a 44mm Luminor case. Perfect for the nononsense type of guy – or girl”

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ROGER DUBUIS?’ ...Pondered CEO Mr Jean-Marc Pontroué when we met him last month. Richard Brown spent a day at company HQ to find out

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he first watch you own won’t be a Roger Dubuis. Nor will the second, third or probably fourth. In fact, among the list of luxuries you afford yourself in life, a Roger Dubuis will probably only appear after you’ve treated yourself to a yacht, a penthouse and a supercar, or two. It’s not just the price – a mid-range timepiece from the high-complication specialist will set you back between £20,000 and £60,000; while its most costly creation will part you with £795,000 – it’s also a question of aesthetics, where the word ‘Marmite’ comes to mind. There’s the size – Roger Dubuis’ flagship timepiece, the Excalibur Quatuor, measures a portly 48mm in diameter and is more than a centimetre thick – then there’s the styling; between its affection for extravagance and its love of avant-garde design, this is a company for which more is definitely more. The brand, then, relies heavily on the acquired taste of a select few. And that’s exactly the point. “Roger Dubuis is about differentiation,” explains the company’s captivating CEO Mr Pontroué. “We are the brand with character, with personality, with drama. We don’t do things that have been done by others. We don’t follow trends.” Nor does the brand see its competition as remaining solely within its own industry. “It is not necessarily about the likes of other fine watchmakers. The new Ferrari costs £230,000. That is our competition.” The first thing you notice when you arrive at Roger Dubuis’s Geneva-based headquarters is its size: an assertive, five-storey rectangle, it runs almost 100 metres in length. The second is that no one who works inside its metal and glass confines appears to be over the age of 40. From the well-turned-out receptionists to the watchmakers themselves, the 49-year-old Mr Pontroué may have been the oldest person I met all day. In an industry that associates itself so assertively with the past, Roger Dubuis exudes a youthful confidence. It feels now; it feels new. Then again, by industry standards, it is. Formed in 1995, the company was a product of a gettogether between Mr Roger Dubuis himself and a one Mr


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Carlos Dias. With the former having spent 14 years developing complications for Patek Philippe, and the latter having found fame designing watches for Franck Muller, it was perhaps no surprise the duo would soon be making waves in the waters of highend horology. The firm’s first calibres – fully designed and developed in-house – were unveiled in its founding year. Construction of the firm’s flagship manufacture followed in 2001. Four years later, the brand launched its now-leading line, Excalibur. Then, in 2008, just 15 years after its formation, Roger Dubuis was acquired by the Richemont Group. Today, the patch of earth opposite the company’s headquarters is a football-pitch-sized building site. By 2015 it will become a 30,000 sqm watchmaking campus shared between Roger Dubuis and Richemont stable-mates Van Cleef & Arpels and Vacheron Constantin. Business, then, is good? “The Swiss economy, in general, is good. We are benefitting from what’s going on in the UK and Spain and France. The worse it’s getting there, the more Switzerland is gaining importance and a reputation as a stable and reliable country.” International business is a subject Pontroué is well placed to discuss; after studying Business Administration at Nantes Business School, it was in France that he cut his teeth in the world of luxury

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goods, spending time in sales management at various leather businesses before arriving at Givenchy as sales director in 1995. Leaving the LVMH group for the world’s other luxury behemoth, Richemont, Pontroué became an executive vice president at Montblanc in 2000. 11 years later, Roger Dubuis came knocking and the Frenchman swapped Germany for Switzerland, a country he believes the rest of Europe could do worse than take note of. “None of the politicians in France or Europe are looking at Switzerland as a benchmark,” he says, perplexed. “Switzerland to many means tax evasion, nice chocolate and mountains. No one is questioning why this country is supporting salaries that are twice as high as in France and the UK. No one is asking why there is no unemployment, no inflation and a currency that is extremely high. We are probably the only country in the world whose currency is worth 20 per cent more now than it was two years ago. “We are the only country in Europe that has a surplus of trade with China. And yet none of the politicians in Europe looks to Switzerland as an example. No one says, ‘Perhaps there is something that these people are doing that we should consider for ourselves’.”

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The tangent of European economics explored, our attention returns to watches, and to the unique market position Roger Dubuis enjoys. As the only manufacturer to produce timepieces that are fully Poinçon de Genève certified – a stamp of excellence awarded to recognise exceptional quality; a seal so laborious to achieve that not even Patek Philippe invests the time to fully attain – Roger Dubuis can lay claim to producing some of the most intricately decorated and tortuously finished timepieces in the world. “Poinçon de Genève was part of our brand philosophy from day one,” says Pontroué. “At the beginning, it was a way of counterbalancing the style of Mr Dubuis’ watches. It said, ‘this watch is extravagant in design, but serious in terms of engine.’ Like a Ferrari: extravagant on the outside, a serious machine on the inside.” For many brands, investing in a manufacturing technique that respects the Poinçon de Genève, and that consequently increases production times by 40 per cent, would have been enough. Not for Roger Dubuis. For this brand, as even the faintest of glimpses at its creations will testify, attention to function has always been met with fantastical form. And so we get watches

where 6mm-high 18-carat gold Knights of the Round Table act as hour markers, or where skeleton double flying tourbillons come dripping with 408 baguette-cut diamonds. Buy a Roger Dubuis and you’re not so much purchasing a watch as making a declaration. “It becomes about the look, the statement, as well as the engine, that’s why people buy our watches,” says Pontroué. The company has 20 boutiques; one in Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Korea, Moscow and Geneva. Two in Abu Dhabi, three in Hong Kong and Macau, and five in China. Macau is the number one selling city for the brand, with three additional boutiques planned for the future. As strong as eastern appetite is for Roger Dubuis, Mr Pontroué insists his company does not make watches, or tailor advertising campaigns, to individual markets. Despite the baroque nature of its creations, and the mythical make-up of its communication campaigns (think the Final Fantasy video games and you can see how the brand would appeal more to Eastern-based consumers), the company’s CEO says it’s simply about avoiding that what has been done before, and that goes for retail strategies, marketing


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activity and, in particular, products. “All successful brands have one recognisable shape. We need to create a face for Roger Dubuis, which is Excalibur. It’s all about belonging to a club of premium brands which have iconic, recognisable products.” During the hour we’ve spoken, Mr Pontroué has drawn comparisons between Roger Dubuis and no fewer than four car manufacturers. A clue to a future collaboration perhaps? “No. We believe our brand has enough to say for itself. Each day you have hundreds of thousands of messages aimed at you. It’s already difficult for people to understand what a Poinçon-deGenève-Roger-Dubuis-complicated-Double-Tourbillon is. If you then associate a watch with Ferrari, which is associated with red, which is associated with racing, and so on and so on… It’s too much. The world is already complicated enough.” Indeed, and the watch world is about to get even more so. Until now, many of the brands operating within the high-end mechanical watch market – including some of its biggest names – have relied on the Swatch Group to provide the movements [internal mechanics] for their own watches. The result is that Swatch now possesses a monopoly it says it doesn’t want, one that it hopes to dissolve by restricting supply and forcing brands to invest in their own movement-making capabilities. While other parts of the industry wait for the effects to unfold, Roger Dubuis sits pretty, safeguarded by the fact that it has opted to produce all of its 31 exclusive movements itself. So, as others struggle to verticalise their production processes, building enormous facilities in which to do so, Roger Dubuis continues doing what it’s been doing

from day one: designing, decorating and finishing all of its own creations in-house and by hand. “From component production through to obtaining the Poinçon de Genève, it takes about seven months for a Roger Dubuis watch to be created, one step after another, one requirement after another. Such is the price of perfection.” Why spend so much on a Roger Dubuis? I think Mr Pontroué has answered his own question. Excalibur Round Table, Pink Gold

✤ rogerdubuis.com

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SET FOR YOU There’s no gift more personal than an engagement ring and, as such, choosing the right one can be a daunting affair. Get it right and you’ve proven your worth as your partner’s future spouse. Get it wrong and you quid short. So this is where Cartier’s bespoke engagement ring service, Set For You, comes in. Customers can choose from 15 exceptional mountings in platinum or yellow gold, such as the Solitaire 1895, Ballerine, Cartier d’Amour and Destinée settings and the stone of their choice with preferred carat, colour and clarity. Contact a bridal specialist at the Sloane Square boutique for more details. ✤ Cartier, 143-144 Sloane Street; cartier.com

GET SAVVY As Bond Street is to fashion, so Hatton Garden is to jewellery. Among the 500 businesses and 50 retailers is luxury diamond jeweller Savvy & Sand, which opened its boutique this year on the corner of Greville Street. embody heritage and modern glamour, if you’re in the market for an engagement ring or statement necklace, Hatton Garden is worth a visit. ✤ savvyandsand.com

JEWELLERY Jewels, gems, pearls and diamonds; the essential components of any lady’s jewellery collection

CUTTING EDGE Last year saw contemporary jewellery designer Stephen Webster and revered fashion photographer Rankin collaborate for Webster’s A/W12 collection and, as predicted, it was a match made in heaven. Now the two have put their heads together once again for Stephen Webster’s latest campaign. Rankin comments:

“It felt right to turn last year’s creative - black and shadowlike - on its head, so we painted the models white and set them against a white backdrop, which sees Webster’s striking jewellery appear on almost ghostlike figures”

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DAVID MARSHALL ARRIVES IN MAYFAIR British master craftsman David Marshall, who has been creating jewellery for some of Bond Street’s leading jewellers for 25

jewellery collections and a selection of unique objets d’art, the two-storey space lends itself to a bespoke design service and a more intimate setting for one-on-one private client viewings. The built-in champagne bar adds the the bespoke experience. ✤ davidmarshalllondon.com

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jeanpaulgaultier.com ✤ 4 Ruthenium-plated Swarovski crystal brooch, £175, Erdem, net-a-porter.com ✤ 5 Enamelled knuckle ring, £179, Dominic Jones, farfetch.com ✤ 6 Mixed metal bracelet, £245, Vivienne Westwood, farfetch.com ✤ 7 Thorn long finger ring, £14,350, Stephen Webster, stephenwebster.com ✤ 8 Hoop earrings, POA,

Jean-Paul Gaultier, as before ✤ 9 Plexiglass cuff with crystal studs, £1,630, Gucci, as before ✤ 10 Enamelled skull bangle, £180, Alexander McQueen, net-a-porter.com ✤ 11 Multi-row necklace with metal chains, POA, Chanel, as before ✤ 12 Chain link necklace, £3,549, Brevard, farfetch.com ✤ 13 Silver cuff, POA Jean-Paul Gaultier, as

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When it goes on UK sale early next year, Chevrolet’s latest release, the Corvette Stingray, is tipped to of 2014. The deceptively sleek bodywork of Corvette’s latest offering – more lightweight than ever before – hides a technologically advanced 6.2-litre V8 engine which garners 450 horsepower and makes the climb from 0-60 mph in a dizzying 3.8 seconds. It boasts

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Italian for

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“Ferrari gives you a special feeling,” Fernando Alonso once said. And he’s right. The first time you drive a Ferrari can be a cathartic, life-changing experience WORDS: NEIL BRISCOE

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t’s my first time so I’ll be gentle... No, don’t be filthy. I mean my first time driving a Ferrari. I’ve come close on occasions before, but this is my moment of Italian cherry-popping. The 458 Italia looks more Ferrari-esque than just about any car. It sits somewhere below my waist height, an atomic doorstop of vivid blood-red (of course) that makes the backdrop of Belfast’s Titanic museum – a deeply striking building in itself – look somehow rather plain. Why are we in Belfast? Simply because, on the island of Ireland, there is only one Ferrari dealer and it’s Charles Hurst, part of the Lookers Group, which has just finished upgrading its combined Ferrari and Maserati showroom on the Boucher Road to the tune of more than £1 million. We’ll get a tour of the new showroom later, with its high-tech ‘Atelier’ where customers can ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ over paint swatches and buttery-soft leather samples. For now, worryingly, it’s raining and just the other night I was in the cinema watching Rush, where wet, curvy roads and a red Ferrari didn’t make such an enticing combination, but everyone else in the convoy has left and now it’s down to me. Twist the old-school key, thumb the Engine Start button – mounted, as are almost all the other major controls, on the steering wheel – and the 4.5-litre V8 engine barks into life. Crikey, it’s loud. More musical than a truck full of woodwinds too, and it fires revs at the flywheel in great big bursts as you tap the throttle. Pull the right-hand carbon-fibre paddle back to select first, and finally, I’m driving a Ferrari. The first few miles are, rather remarkably, unremarkable. For a low, wide, midengined car, the 458 is tractable and manouverable in traffic, even riding quite gently over urban lumps and scrapes if you remember to push the soft mode

suspension button (yes, also on the steering wheel). Out beyond the urban confines and some dry, twisty roads await. Flick the Manettino switch from Sport to Race and suddenly the 458 twitches into barking-mad life. Gone now is the soft boulevardier that brought us out of the city centre, and instead is a snarling, roaring beastie, wringing every last rev and high-alto note out of that 570hp V8. Bloody hell, it’s fast, but it’s also ruthlessly composed, refusing to get unnecessarily harsh or jiggly even on broken blacktop. Steering feel is, frankly, just about perfect (aside from having to keep your thumbs away from the daft wheel-mounted indicator buttons) and the 458 corners with the feel of a go-kart that’s had a Saturn V shoved up its bum. In other words, lunatic-fast but with a level of control and adjustability that is hard to credit for what is supposed to be a highly-strung Italian thoroughbred. The best part is that this is an affordable 458, or at least relatively so. In spite of looking and feeling utterly brand new, it was actually a 2011 car, and one that has now been through Ferrari’s just-launched Approved Used scheme. If you buy a second-hand Ferrari from a franchised Ferrari dealer, it will have been through a 190-point check, which includes being fitted with new pads and tyres, if needed, fully-serviced and carrying a full two-year factory warranty. Better yet, if it’s a post-2012 model, it will now come under Ferrari’s new inclusive service package which – get this – runs for seven years and covers all regular maintenance and servicing, including parts. Hang on, is Ferrari trying to compete with Kia? Not quite, but it is trying to make the point that its cars are more robust and day-to-day useable than is usually thought. Matteo Torre, Ferrari North Europe’s general manager told me that: “I think our customers

Suddenly the 458 twitches into barking-mad life... a snarling, roaring beastie, wringing every last rev and high-alto note out of that 570 hp V8


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want to buy a car that is reliable and where they can track the history of the car. We are so sure about the reliability of our cars that we have decided to give buyers all over the world the seven-year maintenance programme, including the parts.” Of course, affordable is a relative term. The car I was driving lists at £164,000 so it’s certainly not cheap, but at least the likely running costs have now come down a bit thanks to the inclusive services plan. Buying and owning a Ferrari will never be cheap, but thanks to the Approved Used scheme and that inclusive service package, it’s maybe not the far-off dream that it might seem. I reluctantly hand back the key to the 458, eyeing up the rest of the stock as I do so. They do say that you’re always better on the second go...

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rom cottage industry to a globally recognised brand in a few short years: that’s what the chairman of Caterham Cars, Tony Fernandes, is planning. Currently Caterham is best-known for the Seven, a back-to-basics two-seater kit car that can trace its origins to the 1968 Series 3 Lotus Seven. It’s the car of choice for hardy enthusiasts who are more than happy to swap a complete lack of creature comfort for its unbelievable performance, go-kart handling and guaranteed smiles-per-mile. But Fernandes, a Malaysian businessman who bought the company in 2011, has grand plans. First there’s the Caterham F1 Team. While it might currently be towards the back of the Grand Prix grid, it provides more glamour than any other kit car maker can muster. And then there’s an ambitious new model plan, which will culminate in an all-new sports car to be built in conjunction with Renault and Alpine. First, though, comes the Aeroseven Concept, which gives ‘a hint to the company’s styling direction for future models’. Launched at the Singapore Grand Prix, the Aeroseven Concept remains a no-nonsense two-seater, but one that looks to the future rather than the past. The body is carbon-fibre with vastly improved aerodynamics and much greater downforce than the existing Seven. Taking lessons learned from F1, Computational Fluid Dynamics and both circuit and wind tunnel testing have been used in its development. And this will be the first Caterham with electronic aids such as traction control and even launch control. Powered by a Ford-based but Caterham developed two-litre engine, it is said to rocket from rest to 62 mph in under four seconds. Welcome to the 21st century, Caterham.

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alk about name dropping. In the press versions due here in early 2014. conference preceding our first drive of Just 3,500 examples will be built each year, with a the much-vaunted Alfa 4C, we heard mere 1,000 of those for Europe. Exclusivity comes as that its layout was inspired by the iconic standard. The rest will go to Asia, the Pacific region Alfa 33 racer of 1966 and its styling by and, finally, to North America where the 4C will the more recent 8C Competizione; that it is to be built spearhead Alfa’s return to the land of The Graduate. in Modena by Maserati; and, talking of Modena, that What makes 4C a veritable bargain is its racingit shares its construction with a car from the town’s inspired mechanical layout. It’s built around a strong yet ‘other’ sports car maker, the Enzo from Ferrari. featherweight carbon-fibre passenger ‘tub’ onto which That’s quite something to live up to, especially when are bolted aluminium subframes holding the suspension you consider the price: from ‘only’ £45,000. A hefty assemblies and the engine and gearbox. Aluminium is sum for an Alfa? Not also used for the chassis when you consider the beams and the body cage. specification. This is clad with another This is a junior lightweight composite supercar with a carbonmaterial, SMC or Sheet fibre monocoque, Moulding Compound. race-derived aluminium The engine and double wishbone gearbox are aluminium, front suspension and and weight-saving even Be blown away by Alfa’s no compromise 4C a mid-mounted turbo extends to the use of two-seater, a real baby Ferrari engine driving the rear glass that’s some ten WORDS: MATTHEW CARTER wheels and capable of per cent thinner than performance that will conventional glass. The leave you, literally, breathless. result is a dry weight of just 895 kg… or less than your Oh, and it’s drop-dead gorgeous, too – a little average city car. Ferrari-esque from some angles and, less glamorously Mind you, the 4C is a good deal smaller than your perhaps, with echoes of the Lotus Exige. Whatever. It average city car. Sitting at one traffic light, we were has real presence… menace, even. dwarfed by a Toyota Yaris of all things. The Alfa is only First seen as a concept at the 2011 Geneva Motor four metres long with a wheelbase of just 2.4 metres. Show, the production version – little changed visually As Colin Chapman, the genius behind Lotus, knew from the concept – was revealed just two years later, only too well, the lighter the car the smaller the engine at this year’s 2013 Geneva Show. Now, six months on, needed to provide the required performance. Although the first production cars are coming off the Maserati the 4C looks as if it ought to have a three litre V6 lines, with the first (pre-ordered) right-hand drive under its curvy rear end, power actually comes from

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a 1750c direct injection turbo four-cylinder petrol view over the ‘bonnet’ which falls away completely engine, a modified (and lightened) version of the unit out of sight. used to power the top Giulietta. The ride that was beautifully firm on the track falls In 4C, it develops 240hp, giving a weight to power away a little on the broken tarmac of public roads, but ratio of less than 4kg per hp, supercar territory. It results if you steer away from potholes it’s really not that bad. in a top speed of 160mph with 0-62 mph taking just 4.5 Ah yes, the steering. It’s a mechanical set-up (no seconds. It’s quick. electric PAS here) and with a 40/60 front/rear weight It also uses a modified version of that car’s TCT balance, it’s light and super-direct. Perfect for the six-speed sequential gearbox with dual dry clutch and track, but less good at high speed on the road where shift paddles behind the steering wheel. There is no there’s a tendency for the front wheels to tramline on manual option. heavily cambered surfaces and the twitchiness Also borrowed from the Giulietta is the of the steering at high speeds. VEHICLE SPECS electronic DNA selector which modifies chassis Maybe it needs more time to get used to it, CAR: Alfa Romeo 4C and engine settings according to the way is car but I found constant little corrections (often PRICE: £45,000 is being used. But to the standard Dynamic, ending up in over-corrections) were needed to ENGINE: Mid-mounted, Natural and All-weather settings, 4C adds a Race the keep the thing pointing straight and true. 1,742cc, 4-cylinders, direct mode, which minimises the intervention of safety But then this is meant to be a raw, visceral injection, turbocharged systems such as stability control and anti-slip experience. It’s one of those cars where every POWER: 240 hp control, and adds launch control. journey is an adventure and where, if you’ll PERFORMANCE: 161 mph Fittingly, then, the test starts with a few laps of pardon the cliché, car and driver really are at max, 0-62 mph in 4.5 secs Alfa’s high-speed Balocco test track near Milan. one. You’ll be better off driving solo, too, as DRIVE: Rear-wheel drive, A super-smooth surface and (optional) track day the tiny cockpit is cramped for two and, in any six-speed automised manual tyres proves the car is fast, corners flatly and case, passenger comfort is compromised by the brakes and steers with confidence. Fun. But more underslung heater controls that dig painfully revealing is an extended drive on local roads. into his or her leg. First impressions are purely sensory. Engine noise, Practical it’s not, either. There’s no luggage space four-cylinder flat at idle, turns into a screaming diva at under the bonnet, Porsche Cayman-style, and the boot speed. And what seemed merely fast on the test track will take a laptop-bag and a jacket, and precious little is eyes-wide-open quick on public roads. else. Rear visibility is a nightmare (the interior mirror Superfast gear-shifts in Dynamic mode bang-banggives you a great view of the engine and the doors bang up the ’box while down-shifts are accompanied mirrors are filled with engine air intake). Reversing, by a glorious (and automatic) blip of the throttle and therefore, is pretty tricky. a bark from the twin exhausts. Sitting so low to the But frankly who cares? Head-turning looks, ground, and strapped into thin but figure hugging exceptional performance and real exclusivity for not bucket seats, the race car analogy is completed by the too much money make the 4C a winner.

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BUSINESS

WE KEEP TABS ON THE MOVERS AND MAKERS SHAPING THE WORLDS OF BUSINESS AND FINANCE

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space on the 42nd level at One Canada Square to accommodate the high growth rate of its technology companies. Contracts to lease the new space have already been signed by Digital Shadows, Crowdrooster and Growth Intelligence – all graduates of Level39.

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UK TALENT POOL the G20 for entrepreneurs, according to a report by EY (formally Ernst & Young) based on a survey of more than 1,500 entrepreneurs and quantitative data from EY’s research into 200 government practices. Second only to the US for access to funding, a competitive tax system, business-friendly regulations, a markets have given the UK its edge and seen spending on research and development exceed the G20 average. ✤ ey.com


NEWS EMBRACE DANCE SHOWCASE

Canary Wharf Group hosted the Embrace Dance ‘Community Dance Showcase’ in East Wintergarden, where parents and friends were invited to watch the group perform choreographed routines. Supporting acts included East London dance groups IMD and Chromatic. Canary Wharf Group has been working with Embrace Dance for over three years in an effort to generate interest in the art form within the local young community. The group has grown and developed over this time and many original members are now coaches themselves; a testament to the spirit of teamwork and learning that Canary Wharf Group support and foster.

BABY SWANS AT CANARY WHARF

Canary Wharf welcomed some new residents this summer. Six cygnets were hatched on the reed beds at the west end of Bank Street in May and their progress and well-being have been monitored by the environmental team and security. All six of the young swans are thriving and can be seen with their parents in the dock waters around the Estate. Since the reed beds were installed, many species of aquatic birds, ranging from great crested grebes to moorhens, have nested and successfully nurtured their young. The reed beds have been installed as part of Canary Wharf Group’s commitment to preserving and enhancing the wildlife on the Estate.

CROSSRAIL ROOF

Work has recently begun on the construction of the striking Foster Partners-designed timber lattice roof above Canary Wharf Crossrail station. The semi-open timber roof will include ETFE panels similar to the material used on the Eden Project and Beijing Aquatic Centre. Canary Wharf Group aims to complete and open the retail space and Gillespies-designed roof garden in 2015 – three years before the first Crossrail trains start operating. Executive director of Canary Wharf Contractors Limited Cliff Bryant hopes that the intricate roof design will generate a real buzz around the area. He said: ‘Because of the roof design and retail amenities, we hope Londoners will come to regard the Crossrail Station at Canary Wharf as one of the capital’s most impressive.’

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The Age of

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A whole host of fintech inventors are coming of age at Level39, heralding an illustrious start for the forward-thinking Canary Wharf initiative which only opened in March WORDS: ANDY ROSENBAUM

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uppose you could make payments both online or offline using all kinds of devices, via a mobile wallet. Or use your cell phone to pick up information from a poster or a sign wherever you are. Or, when you walk into a store, immediately receive all the best offers available on your cell phone. The fintech inventors at Level39, the Canary Wharf-based accelerator space, are making all of these things possible. These young, sophisticated techno experts are putting their techno skills where they belong – right on the money. That is, they are all working on technology solutions for financial operations. “A fintech company is either a technology business which has a solution that helps solve a problem for a bank, or a technology company which has a solution or innovation in something like payments or vouchering,” explains Eric van der Kleij, the former CEO of Tech City who is now heading up Level39. But the inventors of Level39 go a lot further than that, combining business savvy and lots of experience with their tech wizardry. Take Alan King, of TapTo. This 34-year old IT whiz is no mere geek. He managed a successful IT business before pursuing a degree in mathematics and business at the University of East Anglia. He is also an officer cadet in the Cambridge University - ALAN KING, TAPTO Training Corp, a unit of the British Territorial Army, and has received leadership training from the elite Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. While in a pub in Norwich with his brother Owen, King got fed up with trying to connect to the free wifi. So the pair started a company dedicated to making an app that would permit wifi access with a simple tap. King took his idea to HotSource, a tech networking group in Norwich, and it won first prize at its competition in March 2012. Then King entered an O2-sponsored contest in London called Isobar Create, and his app won that competition too. With this success, King attracted the attention of the Spanish telecoms giant Telefónica, which invested in the new company, a financial injection that then led to

him winning space and support at Level39, where he is expanding the scope of the initial invention. The original app makes connecting to wifi easy, allowing users to connect by simply tapping their phone to a countertop, wall or window. There’s no need to register, remember a password or enter your email address; just ‘TapToWifi’. “But we saw the potential for a much wider use for the application, and this is what Level39 is supporting us to develop,” King explains. Using a TapTo sensor, you can tap your smartphone onto almost any physical object and be instantly connected to a webdestination. TapTo sensors, which are about the size of a 50p piece, can be stuck onto a variety of different surfaces. This makes it easy for businesses to integrate physical and digital offerings, using both QR codes and NFC technology (the two kinds of physical messages that smartphones can pick up). NFC tags can be embedded into posters and POS displays to activate a phone’s features when a device comes near. “Our tags can be used to deliver marketing messages, connect to social media, find nearby attractions, offer coupons, and much more,” King says. TapTo is just starting to market the new technology, but King says that he’s had plenty of expressions of interest. Then there is Paul Sheedy, of Reward Technology. With four collaborators, Sheedy founded the company in April of this year. All of them were veterans of the software or computer industries, and they brought together an important group of skills. 37-year-old Sheedy went to London South Bank University where he graduated with First Class honours in engineering. After a long stint at consulting firm EYC, Sheedy took off on his own with a small IT company. “This was turned into Reward Technology when the group joined Level39,” Sheedy says. “We saw a specific market opportunity and joined together to make a solution happen. Retailers were getting little value out of coupons and loyalty cards, and we saw a means to make them get better value from consumers.” Reward technology combines two different types of

“We saw potential for a much wider use for the application, and this is what Level39 is supporting us to develop”

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technology: data analysis and mobile phone software. First, the company analyses consumer data from retailers with loyalty card customers, to place them in segments. Then it uses automated digital communications to send highly targeted recommendations, rewards and offers to the consumer’s mobile phone when he or she walks into a store. The loyalty card is identified (a broadcasting chip is embedded in it), and the offers are sent to the phone. The retailers’ sales system is instantly informed that redemptions should be applied when you purchase any of the items featured by simply scanning the loyalty card. With the technology now ready for the market, a pilot is to be held at Canary Wharf in the near future. Still another of these money-minded techies is Avishek Singh, the 39-year old founder of a whole slew

“We saw a specific market opportunity and joined together to make a solution happen” — PAUL SHEEDY, REWARD TECHNOLOGY of technology solutions. Singh studied business at the University of Burdwan, then perfected his skills at NIIT and the Cardiff School of Management. He started out in publishing, then became a consultant, before founding Crowd Fund Magic, a platform that anyone can use to run a crowdfunding appeal. He also started filmsbyclick. com, an online platform for marketing a film, taking it from pre-production to financing to equity. Now, with Level39’s help, Singh is working on the next generation of online wallets. His Mopayz solution will make it possible to pay for almost anything, anywhere online. “We want to make the online wallet really practical via mobile phones,” Singh explains. Innovations that have not only tapped into our current passion for mobile phone technology and social media, but have the potential to change many of our day-to-day processes, the inventors and creatives at Level39 are some of the most exciting and dynamic in the industry today. Bringing business and technology together, Level39 should be the seedbed of some very interesting companies; and investors should take heed.

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St Petersburg Neoclassical palaces, wide boulevards, gardens, bridges, canals, vodka bars, golden spires, contemporary art galleries, gilded domes and the world’s best art museum. This description could only fit one city – St Petersburg, Russia’s cultural capital – and a growing business and industrial hub WORDS: KATE VANDY

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he Russian Empire’s last tsar, Nicholas II, once said: “St Petersburg is Russia, but it’s not Russian…” And his observation remains relevant to this day. Formerly a swamp, once an imperial capital, and now a showpiece of former aristocratic opulence with a thriving business district, St Petersburg’s eclectic past is part of its delightful modern charm. With a population of near five million, it is one of the biggest European cities and an important economic and scientific centre of the Russian Federation. Its position on the coast of the Baltic Sea, close to the European Union and Moscow makes the city the most important transportation hub between Russia and the EU, while recent modernisation of the city’s seaport has helped to increase cargo and passenger shipping. In addition, a new international terminal is being built at Pulkovo airport, which will make it the biggest in the Baltic region. Heavy industry makes up a lot of the business world in St Petersburg, crucially shipbuilding, big mechanical engineering enterprises and automotive plants for Toyota, General Motors, Nissan, Hyundai and Ford. Big oil and gas companies have also established their headquarters here, including Lukoil, Rosneft and NOVATEK, alongside leading Russian companies Gazprom Neft, SIBUR holding, Rostelekom, Transaero, Sovkomflot and Vneshtorgbank. Every June, St. Petersburg hosts the International Economic Forum with officials from across the globe, uniting to discuss urgent political and economic issues.

WHERE TO STAY Staying centrally is best, as businesses are located all over the city, so be sure to locate yourself near the Nevsky Prospekt – the main artery of the city. For a business-oriented stay, the Corinthia Hotel is a good choice. Situated right on Nevsky Prospekt, its executive suites are spacious and the executive business lounge a great asset for any business traveller. The lounge is open all hours of the day and there is a talented chef cooking food non-stop. It couldn’t be more convenient. If you are making the trip part business, part pleasure, book yourself a room at The Grand Hotel Europe and enjoy serious luxury in a prime position just off Nevsky Prospekt. Dating back to 1875, this hotel is a historic

delight in itself. If you are there for a longer stay, its suites make for the perfect place to escape the world for a few hours. The Fabergé Suite is particularly beautiful, while the Pavarotti Suite, suitably quirky. Service is truly second to none, and for a few nights you can feel like you are living the spectacular life of a Russian tsar.

EATING & DRINKING L’Europe Restaurant is a great choice for entertaining clients; with its turn-of-the-century décor, Art Nouveau interior, live music and exquisite food, it makes for a wonderfully indulgent evening. Try the Kamchatka crab Romanov style for a classic Russian treat. Book a table for the Friday night Tchaikovsky Lobby staircase evening when a ballet duo perform at The Corinthia live in the restaurant alongside an orchestra; alternatively, on a Sunday they also serve up a mean brunch, with jazz, oysters, caviar and Champagne.

SPARE AFTERNOON Start with a bit of sightseeing by climbing up the dome of St. Isaac’s Cathedral for the best view in town. Follow this by taking a tour of the Hermitage Museum – formerly the Tsar’s winter palace, now home to one of the world’s largest art collections with works by the likes of Picasso and da Vinci. Take a moment when exiting the Hermitage to stand in the enormous Palace Square. Stroll down to the iconic Church of our Saviour on Spilled Blood – a masterpiece of religious architecture. Art lovers should also make time for the Russian Museum which is housed in the former Mikhailovsky Palace and contains the world’s largest collection of Russian art. The city’s metro stations are another must-see. There are a number of palatial stations decked out with marble, chandeliers and Soviet-era art. Avtovo is a standout with its elaborate marble and cut-glass, as is Kirovsky Zavod for its Soviet art. It’s also worth making time to simply explore and take in the beauty and complexities of the city around you. By doing so you may stumble upon the city’s flourishing alternative underground culture – small galleries and rock clubs which show you that St Petersburg has a wild side too. ✤

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he face looking back at me in the hotel mirror wasn’t my own. The bloodshot eyes, the pallid skin, the posture of a man whose intestinal tract feels like a Slinky running through a washing machine. The tower block air conditioning, built to keep out the muggy Bangkok humidity, had only served to heighten my alcohol-induced dehydration. The previous few nights of hedonism, bouncing between the rooftop ‘skybars’ that litter the city as an unintended consequence of the 1990s construction boom, and the preceding few months’ hard work had finally caught up with me. As I attempted the arduous task of eating breakfast that morning I thought of what Kingsley Amis said of hangovers; they have two sides, the physical and the metaphysical. Yes, my body was in turmoil, but so was my mind, wallowing in that unhelpful mix of sadness, depression, paranoia and self-hatred. Tentatively pouring out my coffee, I asked myself what Amis did: “Am I suffering some sort of brain lesion? Have I managed to do something profoundly, embarrassingly stupid? Are my friends and family engaged in a conspiracy of barely maintained silence about what a s**t I am?” As the nauseous, thumping, claustrophobic haze surrounded me I decided that I needed to get out, to escape, to calm down and chill out. There are plenty of clichés about travelling in Thailand. Either the first, of Gap-Yahs finding themselves in tie-dye t-shirts walking the well-worn path off the beaten track, living on cheques from the Bank of Daddy. Or there’s those of sleazy excess; go-go bars filled with bored-looking women using the contents of a sports department for things for which they are clearly not designed. Although both these worlds exist, if you choose to look for them, there are many other sides to this rich and diverse country. Just as the cause of my suffering was too many cocktails listening to synth-jazz in trendy Maggie Choo’s, my cure lay on an island off the coast of Phuket. Forty-five minutes by speedboat through islands many will recognise as the backdrop to the final act of The Man with the Golden Gun, lies the resort of Six Senses Yao Noi. As the sun set, I felt more like James Bond by the second. Where Bangkok had been dressy, smart and frenetic, from the moment I was met by Anne, my ‘guest experience manager’ (a sort of Thai Jeeves, without the condescending quips) the chilled atmosphere of Yao Noi began to enhance my calm. The resort consists of 55 villas based around a small hill above a private beach. The villas are sumptuous,


Spa Break | ESCAPE

Mission: Revitalise If you thought spa breaks were just for girls, you’re obviously unfamiliar with Thailand’s Six Senses Yao Noi resort. Francis Innes takes an enlightening trip out East

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totally private, rustic constructions which feel like a Robinson Crusoe hut. If hiding from the world just to absorb barefooted relaxation is all you can manage, then this is the place to do it. That night I went for a drink (this was recovery not rehab after all) and considered what the next few days would bring. The location of Yao Noi lends itself to outdoor activities; rock climbing, with pitches that rise straight out of the ocean and reefs that are perfect for scuba diving, and everything in between from mountain biking to sailing. Next morning I headed out for a run along the idyllic beaches and forest trails that surround the resort, before I prepared for spending the day kayaking. My guide, Run, was a local, like most of the Yao Noi staff, and knew the area backwards. As we took a boat over to the nationally protected mangrove forest he told me all about the local culture, his vast extended family and his enthusiasm for protecting the local environment. I could see why, as I paddled through the forest watching the crabs, lizards and monkeys in the mangrove trees. It is impossible not to feel a wave of Zen pass over you as you take in the cliff faces that rise out of nowhere from the channels that snake their way through stalactite-filled caves and vertical canyons that slice through islands. On our return to the boat we stopped off in a deserted cove to snorkel in what seemed like a vast aquarium of warm, crystal-clear water filled with tropical fish. Next day I pulled my exercise kit back on for a Muay Thai lesson with Chon, the depressingly fit house instructor. An extremely brief flirtation with amateur boxing in a previous life had left me with pretensions of knowing what I was doing. Those pretensions proved to be hopelessly misguided. After only a few minutes’ pad work, I was drenched in sweat and sucking heavily on the warm beachside air. That afternoon, I went for a massage in the spa. In my experience, massages tend to fall into two camps: either rather wet affairs for people to have smelly creams rubbed into them while listening to some pseudoscientific eco-waffle, or sadistic physiotherapists digging their elbows into your muscles with illdisguised glee. Yao Noi runs a balance between the two extremes; firm enough to really work out any

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knots, but conducted in such a calming atmosphere that it all seems to wash over you without you ever noticing that someone is pulling your body in directions it is not meant to be. On the boat ride back to the mainland I reflected on how, in just 48 hours, Yao Noi had brought about something of a transformation. My body was my own again. The physical activity in clean air, combined with amazing food was rebuilding my strength. Surrounded by the incredibly friendly, thoughtful and enthusiastic Yao Noi community you feel better about yourself. How can you feel misanthropic in such an atmosphere? I was somehow glad that my self-induced disaster has given me the opportunity to experience Yao Noi; and that my recovery in Yao Noi has given me the opportunity for fresh disasters.


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DÜSSELDORF AIMEE LATIMER travels to Düsseldorf,

Germany’s cultural capital

WHERE TO STAY: Stage 47 The hotel Stage 47 sits just 500 metres from Düsseldorf’s central railway station. This little boutique hotel, with its handful of 27 uniquely decorated rooms and suites, is so rich in character it makes even a quick weekend away feel like a rewarding change of scenery. Stage 47 works in partnership with the Savoy Theatre and a nearby cinema, and this love of the arts influences every facet of the hotel, from its bohemian atmosphere to the floor-to-ceiling windows that flood light on to the art lining its walls. Be sure to warm up after a day of sightseeing, curled up in a comfy armchair in the beautiful wine lounge. ✤ stage47.de

WHERE TO EAT: Dr Thompson’s Originally a power station, the Italian Dr Thompson’s restaurant’s industrial interiors feature exposed metal-piping and vats scaling the ceiling above a cosy set of candlelit tables below, creating an atmosphere that is both stylish and intimate. After dinner be sure to wander through the on-site bar and club – the latter being easy to spot due to a huge chimney standing in the middle of the room. ✤ drthompsons.info

WHAT TO DO: Visit the Opera The opera house Opernhaus Düsseldorf works in partnership with Theater Duisburg. The two are linked by a transport network that buses artists, costumes and scenery between rehearsals. Throughout October, captivating performances of the operas Carmen and Lusia Miller will take place on the Opernhaus Düsseldorf stages.

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DON’T MISS: The architecture With more than 100 galleries and 26 museums, Düsseldorf is a city that embraces creativity, and this passion extends to its architecture. The city is easy to get around by foot, and a taking a gentle stroll is an excellent way to view its skyline up close. Be sure to stop by Frank Gehry’s famous Der Neue Zollhof, a complex with a rippled silver profile that shimmers by the city’s harbour. Or visit William Alsop’s Colorium; originally built to encourage urban development in the area, the colourful building is plated in a patchwork of 17 types of glass and aluminium.

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or golfing aficionados, it goes without saying that Gleneagles is paradise on earth, its very name conjuring up the magic of a sport whose heart is in Scotland. There can be few of us unaware that this classic course will host the Ryder Cup in 2014. In the same year, the legendary Gleneagles Hotel, so perfect for a weekend getaway, will celebrate its 90th anniversary as the ‘Riviera of the Highlands.’ From the professional championship courses down to a ‘pitch and putt,’ there is something for everyone at Gleneagles. The clubhouse stocks just about everything the modern golfer could ever require to look and play at their best, while there is a fantastic array of golfing books to complement any collector’s library. But for me, the real joy of Gleneagles is that everywhere there are antique paintings, trophies, mementos and memorabilia that will have historians of the sport wandering the hotel and grounds in a state of advanced salivation. Of course, not everyone plays golf. If you fall into that category there’s no need to feel left out, as there are plenty of activities that will give you the feeling of living on a Scottish estate for the weekend. Clay pigeon shooting is a fine way to idle away a few hours, and although it’s fiendishly difficult, the tuition is excellent and you’ll come away having hit your mark at least once or twice. For those preferring their birds both real and alive, there is a splendid opportunity to sample the ‘sport of kings.’ The beginner’s falconry sessions are a wonderful way to experience first-hand the excitement

of a bird of prey soaring from your gloved hand and returning, wings outstretched, lured by a morsel of meat. And if that doesn’t appeal, there’s wildlife photography tuition, fly-fishing in the Gleneagles trout lochs, off-road driving and equestrianism. But for all the outdoor adventures on offer, it pays well to remember that Gleneagles is a place where you can really relax. Despite its somewhat formidable façade, the hotel is warm and welcoming. If fine-dining, wines and whiskies are your thing, you’ll never want to leave. The Strathearn restaurant specialises in classic French and Scottish cuisine, where the ‘at table’ service is not only of the best, but also visually stunning, as dishes are carved and flambéed before your eyes. This sense of drama is only increased by the elegance and grandeur of the restaurant, which makes you regret not wearing black-tie for dinner, a dress code positively encouraged (but jacket and tie will do). Everything about Gleneagles is special, even your departure. If your travel arrangements will bear it, make a point of leaving by rail. One of the most lovely and unexpected details, that will stay in the mind forever, is that the hotel has its own station. Not only that, it looks remarkably like something out of a Harry Potter movie. Sleepily sequestered in a nostalgic past and festooned with wild flowers, the station has such a wonderful atmosphere that, as your train heads back to London, you’ll find it hard to disagree with Scotland’s favourite son, Rabbie Burns, who famously wrote that his heart was in the Highlands. ✤ gleneagles.com


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IT’S GOOD TO FEEL ‘BLUE’ Wherever you taste the delights of Johnnie Walker Blue Label Whisky, you’re in for a terrific experience. But there can be few better places to really get an authentic feel for this stunning blend than the Blue Bar at Gleneagles. A sleek, alfresco space with a fire pit and soft blue lighting, the ambience of this ‘invitation only’ bar is best explored at night, says James Hill, whisky expert and ‘Super Deluxe Ambassador’ with Johnnie Walker. He’s leading me through a tasting of several of his labels, including the sumptuously bright and colourful Gold Label Reserve. But the highlight is the world-famous Blue in its distinctive square bottle, its label set at a jaunty 24 degrees. ‘It’s all about nuance and style,’ says James, before extemporising on an elaborate taste journey combining dry smoke with sweet raisins. He invites us to describe the exquisite diversity of flavours that come rushing to the palate. There is honey and hazelnut, rose petals and citrus, a long finish of spice and more smoke. James tells me there’s a snobbery that goes along with blends, leading many to think they’re somehow inferior to single malts. But at Johnnie Walker, which produces the finest blends in the world, ‘we don’t believe that age statements or location specificity alone are enough to conjure up a masterpiece like the Blue.’ As the evening drifts into night, it’s perfectly obvious that for whisky connoisseurs, the Blue Bar is one of those places you simply must visit. johnniewalker.com

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Colfe’s

HMC Independent Co-educational Day School for children aged 3 -18

New School Coach Route via Docklands and Canary Wharf. Bursaries and Academic Scholarships available.

Nursery, Pre-Prep & Prep School Open Morning

Senior School Open Morning

Tuesday 5 November

9am - 12 noon Headmaster’s Speeches at 10am and 11am

9.30am - 11am

Saturday 9 November

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OUT&ABOUT

EATING & DRINKING, WINING & DINING, ARTS & EVENTS, CULTURE & COMMUNITY

PAST AND PRESENT

This month, look out for the sight of red poppies adorning the lapels of Canary Wharf’s suited and booted as poppies are worn in the weeks leading up to and on the day of Remembrance Sunday, 11 November. The Poppy Appeal campaign, in aid of the British Legion, provides help for serving members of the Armed Forces, ex-service men and women and their families. Poppies can be bought at dedicated spots around Canary Wharf and, on 7 November, The Band of the Royal Marines Collingwood will be performing throughout the area. The marching band, jazz quintet and corps of drums will be assisted by a team of Canary Wharf workers who will help them raise money for the cause. ✤ The Poppy Appeal, britishlegion.org.uk


FOOD DRINK Seasonal specials, new openings and festive treats

REVIEW

ONE TO WATCH As One Canada Square opens, EMMA JOHNSON takes a sneak peek inside

BREAKFAST BREAK For those in need of a brief sojourn from busy city life, Le Pain Quotidien opens this month in Jubilee Place. With a rustic interior, which complements the organic produce provided, a fresh selection of bread and pastries is available daily, alongside a service running from breakfast to dinner.

applied to the decor. The beautiful restaurant has been lovingly created in the iconic lobby of Canary Wharf’s surroundings. Three striking green marble columns in the bar soar skywards, leading the eye up to the mezzanine level, which will provide great views over the lobby, while behind the bar the restaurant is an airy, atmospheric space with plenty of booths and rich green

✤ Le Pain Quotidien, Jubilee Place

and red leather seating creating a fun, bistro vibe. And the restaurant’s winning streak doesn’t end with its surrounds; the menu is impressive too. British in origin, with an almost evangelical approach to locallyfrom Billingsgate by owner Tom Martin), you can expect seasonal dishes and daily changing specials. We start with something from the raw bar – also available for brunch on weekends – and opt for sea bass with lime, chilli and apple, a perfectly refreshing palate cleanser. For starters, butternut soup with a partridge sausage well with the buttery soup, while my companion’s crab ravioli is deliciously full of moist crab with a rich

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cod with pancetta is smoky and tender. We’re too full for desserts, but not to worry, the lure of this fab new restaurant means I’ll be back to try them, as soon as they’ll have me.

Canary Wharf Spanish hotspot Ibérica is offering its clientele the chance to bolster their knowledge of Spanish cuisine and ingredients this month with expert-led masterclasses throughout November. These classes will seek to further educate participants about Spanish produce and delicacies, and for diners of the restaurant come at no additional charge. Taking place on 5 November, for example, between 6-7pm will be the Castillo De Canena extra virgin olive oil tasting.

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✤ Ibérica, Cabot Square


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CHRISTMAS WITH DECADENCE Harrods, long synonymous with Christmas in London, is this November launching a Decadence Hamper. This limited-edition and most luxurious launch from Harrods’ corporate service will consist of a range of gourmet specialities, from wooing or thanking clients. ✤ Decadence Hamper, £20,000, Harrods, harrods.com

JOIN THE CLUB Searcys acted as the spectacular host to the launch of thewineclub.co last month. Founded by the Gherkin’s private members’ club’s GM, Danny Kaljee (previously of Gordon Ramsay’s Savoy Grill), thewineclub.co delivers wines handpicked by London’s most respected sommeliers direct to your door. Usually only found at the City’s best restaurants, each wine is selected by experts including Joao Pires (Dinner by Heston), Laure Patry (Pollen Street Social) and Mikael Hannequin (Searcys Club). Membership is free. Cases of six start from £50. Chin chin. ✤ thewineclub.com

WHISKY WONDERS This November, Johnnie Walker is launching a collaboration with men’s fashion brand Alfred Dunhill. This joint venture between two legendary labels is designed to showcase a mutual love of travel and journey. A love that has been depicted in a limited-edition bottle featuring an interior resembling the contours of a map and an exterior which marries Johnnie Walker’s famous Blue Label design made famous in its leather goods. ✤ Johnnie Walker Blue Label, £182, johnniewalker.com

THE DOCK SEAFOOD RESTAURANT The Dock Seafood Restaurant on Mastmaker Road is the destination du jour for city workers in search of a healthy yet delicious meal. The beautifully presented starters range from scallops wrapped in pancetta, to oysters with seasonal herbs and homemade bread. purée and peppered tuna steak and roasted vegetables. ✤ The Dock, Mastmaker Road, thedockseafoodrestaurant.com

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t 244 metres and 50 storeys in height, it stood as Europe’s highest building for more than two decades. Now, as the legendary skyscraper turns 23, One Canada Square welcomes a stunning eponymous restaurant to its magnificent lobby. The latest star in London’s food scene, One Canada Square Restaurant & Bar boasts Jamie Dobbin, previously of The Ivy, as head chef, and has been designed by eminent architects David Collins Studio, who have worked with everyone from Alexander McQueen to Bergdorf Goodman. “We wanted the venue to sit harmoniously within the grand marble-clad lobby of the building it’s housed in,” says Simon Rawlings, creative director of David Collins. Timeless yet modern, it’s replete with marble and Art Deco chandeliers and is centred round a 30-seat, polished pewter bar, filled with the best liqueurs and wines from round the world.

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Food-wise, expect modern European fare. “We want to offer a really high-end restaurant that is welcoming to all,” says Dobbin. “It’s relaxed as well as elegant – we have a fantastic bar menu as well as a sit-down offering and you can have access to both across the whole venue.” While inspiration may come from around the globe, and cooking techniques stolen from various parts of Asia and America, all ingredients are sourced from Britain, including fish from the stones-throw-away Billingsgate Market. “We’re opening in the height of game season so we’ll be doing a fantastic dish of salt-baked grouse with pickled cherries and foie gras, topped off with a sprinkle of grated chocolate. It sounds complicated but the flavours work beautifully together.” To see how exactly, reserve a table now. One Canada Square E14 5AB 020 7559 5199


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REVOLUTION Central Italy’s winemakers are rewriting the rules on wine production WORDS: JAMES LAWRENCE

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orty years ago, Tuscany underwent a could not be classified as Chianti. The Antinori family had significant wine renaissance which totally been producing wine in Tuscany since the 14th century, transformed the region’s viticultural and after 26 generations of winemakers, Piero Antinori landscape. The area’s leading producers decided to modify the formula. Antinori’s Tignanello and winemakers achieved dramatic wine, first released in 1971, incorporated small quantities increases in wine quality, and more importantly of Cabernet Sauvignon, aged in French oak. It rapidly rejected time-honoured traditions concerning permitted became a critical and consumer success, and today it still grape varieties and winemaking styles which they felt fetches an understandably high price. needed radically overhauling. The result? The super-Tuscan formula, which Tuscany has become Italy’s most dynamic remains largely unchanged today, and prosperous fine wine region and now evolved using previously forbidden brims with expensive, so-called ‘superinternational varieties in the wines. These Tuscan’ wines, admired by collectors and were principally Bordeaux favourites connoisseurs worldwide. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, either This movement to challenge the blended together, or with the indigenous established order of making wine in Sangiovese. They quickly established a central Italy ironically took place in the favourable reputation for themselves in country’s most historic and traditional of global markets, offering a concentration, areas – Chianti. It has long been Tuscany’s power and structure that was previously most renowned ‘brand’, a name instantly lacking in much Tuscan wine. However, in recognisable to consumers worldwide. the eyes of the law they were considered The signature variety is Sangiovese, first mere table wines as they didn’t comply TOP 5 SUPER-TUSCAN REDS: cultivated in this enclave of centralwith the strict rules at the time. This 2008 Caiarossa – £44.95 western Italy by the Etruscans in the 8th reputation didn’t change until 1992, bbr.com century BC. Demand for Chianti rocketed when the number of super-Tuscans had 2010 Franchetti – £90 in the late 1940s and 50s, and plantings increased so considerably that the superior corneyandbarrow.com increased dramatically to satisfy the Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT) 2009 Tignanello – £100 bbr.com demand for what was rapidly becoming a designation was created. 2009 Sassicaia – £145 household name across Europe. Fast-forward 20 years, and London’s oddbins.com In the 1960s, however, things restaurants and merchants are now full of 2010 Tenuta Ti Trinoro – £162 started to change. The prevalence of super-Tuscan wines competing for your corneyandbarrow.com Chianti worldwide meant conscientious money. Their inherent desirability can be winemakers were increasingly frustrated most obviously seen at London’s auction by the falling reputation of Tuscan wine in houses, where a case of the renowned brand general, and by the 1970s, a group of innovative and Ornellaia fetched more than £1,500 at Bonhams in quality-minded producers began taking steps to rescue July this year. The wines are produced across the idyllic the reputation of their region. They were particularly Tuscan landscape; in particular in the area between inspired by the Marquis Mario della Rocchetta of Florence and Siena known as the ‘Chianti Classic subTenuta San Guido, who produced the first superzone’. A number of superlative wines are also made along Tuscan in the shape of Sassicaia from Bordeaux, the Tuscan coastline, in the Maremma region which varieties grown in the Bolgheri coastal region. includes the Bolgheri area, famous for its Sassicaia wine. Rocchetta’s gamble inspired the true godfather of Of course, not all the wines are of excellent quality, but super-Tuscans, Piero Antinori, to establish what would the best offer a real alternative to the pricey Bordeaux and become the first wine produced in the Chianti zone that Burgundies that aren’t always worth their asking price.

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On the ICE

As Ice Rink Canary Wharf opens again for the winter season, it brings with it the perfect place for parties, family days out and romantic date nights. With a bar from Boisdale, as well as the beautiful fairy-lit skate path, this is the place to make memories this season WORDS: AMY-LOUISE ROBERTS

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his month, amongst yuletide cheer and merriment, in association with Tresor Paris, Canary Wharf once again welcomes the arrival of its famous Christmas ice rink. Taking place for an extended four month period - from 26 October 2013 until 16 February 2014, and closed only on Christmas day, Ice Rink Canary Wharf is one of the capital’s largest outdoor rinks. At an impressive 1,100 square metres, it is also home to London’s only skate path. Set in festive fashion beneath twinkling lights and the buildings that frame Canada Square Park, this unique route weaves skaters artfully between decorated trees and around Ron Arad’s iconic Big Blue sculpture before returning them seamlessly to the main rink to mix and mingle with other skaters. There is a large outdoor terrace for spectators to soak up the atmosphere, as well as a glamorous pop-up shop selling unique jewellery and gifts from sponsor Tresor Paris. Fellow sponsor Samsung will also be debuting some of

their latest televisions with a whole wall dedicated to some serious technological wizardry. And if this isn’t enough inspiration for Christmas presents, then you are moments away from the heart of Canary Wharf’s diverse retail malls, home to over 300 shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. For those looking for refreshment closer to home, onsite help is at hand, provided by Canary Wharf favourite, and one of London’s largest restaurants, Boisdale. In a retro-themed establishment, Boisdale’s Jukebox Bar will serve hard shakes and hot dogs to skaters, as well as playing host to a number of entertainment events throughout the season. Not only the model setting for pre and post-skate food and drink, the bar will also cater for Christmas party bookings of up to 250 guests, something which also extends to the ice rink itself, which is available for private hire to satisfy those looking for slightly alternative celebrations. In addition, the Heineken VIP lounge provides the perfect space for exclusive parties and events. Be sure to reserve your Heineken treatment with your booking.


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TICKET INFORMATION ❄ 26 October – 16 February 2014

Open daily (closed 25 December) times vary, please see website for session times Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, E14 BOOKINGS icerinkcanarywharf.co.uk* 020 7536 8400* On site box office from 26 October TICKET PRICES Adult: £13.50 Children (U13): £9.00*** Concession: £11.00** Family: £37.50 (2 Adults + 2 Children/ 1 Adult + 3 Children)

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Group Bookings: Buy 10, get 1 free Party Bookings: events@icerinkcanarywharf.co.uk Skate Aids: £5 (Available from the box office 30 minutes prior to skate session) *A £2.50 booking fee applies for online and telephone booking **Only available at box office with valid photo ID

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For those in need of some live entertainment this season, the Ice Rink Canary Wharf is all too happy to oblige, with the below taking place from November to February... HAPPY MONDAYS Celebrate the start of the week in style, when you buy a Heineken or house wine, receive another one on us all day and evening on Mondays . LIVE MUSIC TUESDAYS Enjoy Boogie Woogie, Blues and Soul every Tuesday at the Boisdale Jukebox Bar.

***Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult

BATTLE OF THE BANDS For the would-be rock gods, Be on the Scene presents battle of the bands every Saturday night.

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There will also be a number of charitable events taking place at this year’s rink in order to support children’s charities operating across the capital. Don’t miss the below to bring some charitable joy this festive season. 12 November, 5.30pm - LONGEST CONGA ON ICE In association with Tresor Paris, and in aid of BBC Children in Need, skaters on 12 November at 5.30pm will take place in a world record attempt to create the longest conga on ice. Part of a 300-strong conga line that will wrap around the rink, and attempt to raise money for Children in Need as they help suffering youngsters both in the UK and around the globe. 12 December, 12.12pm - STARLIGHT FUN RUN In support of Starlight’s Christmas of Happiness campaign, to bring joy to ill and terminally ill children this Christmas, a 1.2 mile fun run will take place at 12.12pm on 12 December. This will assist Starlight in their efforts to bring festive entertainment and grant the wishes of these children.

CANARY WHARF ❄

Canary Wharf Group has achieved one of the greatest feats of civil transformation – an iconic urban regeneration, designing and constructing over 16 million square feet of office and retail space across its 97 acre East London Estate. There are more than 280 shops, bars and restaurants at Canary Wharf. Canary Wharf’s world-class Arts & Events programme includes over 100 events each year. Canary Wharf Group plc (CWG) is an integrated property development, investment and management group of companies. ✤ canarywharf.com

ABOUT TRESOR PARIS Renowned for its expertise in the diamond industry, Tresor Paris was born through a Parisian inspired exquisite crystal collection. Defined by a unique, elegant style which embodies energy and sparkle, Tresor Paris’ iconic collections have formed a reputation for timeless appeal coupled with lavish and innovative design. ✤ tresorparis.co.uk

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Christmas at

CANARY WHARF IT’S NEARLY THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN, WHEN FESTIVE LIGHTS TWINKLING, THE ICE RINK AT CANADA SQUARE PARK COMES TO LIFE AND CANARY WHARF’S RETAIL MALLS TRANSFORM INTO A CHRISTMAS PARADISE FOR ALL THE FAMILY. HERE’S HOW TO ENJOY THE FESTIVE SEASON.

SANTA’S GROTTO

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit from Santa, and this year Mr Claus is taking up residency at his wonderfully whimsical Grotto in Jubilee Place every weekend throughout December and during the week before Christmas. Children and families will be thoroughly entertained by the cheeky elves and Santa’s helpers as they wait excitedly in line to tell Santa Claus all their Christmas wishes. Pre-booking is not required, but you are advised to arrive early to avoid disappointment. 30 November & 1 / 7 & 8 / 14–24 December 11am – 5pm Jubilee Place £2 (donated to charity)

CHILDREN’S FESTIVE ACTIVITIES

Families are invited to enjoy a programme of free, fun packed children’s activities from face painting to cookie and cupcake decorating. Kids can ensure they look the part by having their face painted in any of Canary Wharf’s shopping malls, before decorating a delicious cookie or cupcake courtesy of Sweet Couture Cake Boutique. Before the end of the day, make sure you visit Enchanted Mirrors in Jubilee Place lower level where you can marvel at yourself in all sorts of bizarre shapes and sizes. 30 November & 1 / 7 & 8 / 14 & 15 / 21–24 December 11am – 5pm Throughout Shopping Malls Canary Wharf FREE


SHOPPING

CAROLS AND CANDLES SERVICE This annual spectacular sees Santa and friends perform a special show for families to enjoy. BBC CBeebies presenter and children’s favourite Alex Winters will join the cast for the second year running to thoroughly amuse people of all ages. Entertainment is ensured as Alex, Santa and co take you through a 30 minute journey filling the air with plenty of Christmas cheer.

Enjoy the community spirit at the Canary Wharf Carols and Candles Service, a special service for those working in and around Canary Wharf and their families. Carols will be led by the combined choirs from companies such as FCA, HSBC and KPMG plus members of the Canary Wharf Community Choir. All proceeds go to Street Pastors (Tower Hamlets) charity and Save the Children.

Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 December, 12pm, 2pm & 4pm

Tuesday 10 December

East Wintergarden, 43 Bank Street

5.30pm (doors 5pm) / 7.30pm (doors 7pm)

£4 for adults

East Wintergarden, 43 Bank Street

£2 for children and concessions

FREE*

All proceeds donated to charity.

Places (max 4 per person) must be reserved via email:

canarywharf.com

carolsandcandles@canarywharf.com

SANTA’S SHOWTIME

CHRISTMAS ROCKS AT CANARY WHARF

Whether it’s Let it Snow, Santa Baby or It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas – everyone has a favourite song to get them into the festive spirit. Sing along to the best-loved songs of the season led by a choir of Canary Wharf singers, plus professional singers and dancers. Maverick classical pianist Tokio Myers will also perform his unique versions of the much-loved classics, while accompanied by the big band sounds of the Trinity Laban band. Visit the bar for mulled wine and mince pies. Tuesday 17 December 6.30pm (doors 5.30pm) East Wintergarden, 43 Bank Street £8 (under 13’s FREE)* 0871 220 0260 / seetickets.com Tickets also available on the door subject to availability

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ART

The Art & Design galleries in Canada Place are open daily and showcase up-andcoming artists, designers and craftspeople. Until 29 November the galleries display:

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VISUAL ARTS

WINDOW GALLERIES

DARUNOTAI VAJRODAYA Darunotai fell in love with the way that the tentacles of an octopus flow seamlessly through the tides, using it as the basis for her jewellery design. She imagined how these free forming lines could take organic shape and wrap around the human body. The results are exquisite pieces that not only adorn and decorate, but can also be enjoyed by the wearer.

ST PAUL’S WAY TRUST SCHOOL

Students at St Paul’s Way Trust School in Tower Hamlets have been participating in a community enterprise programme that has been generously funded by J.P Morgan and developed in partnership with St Paul’s Way CIC. Through this programme the students are starting up a number of mini social enterprises in order to learn key business skills by ‘doing’ and to generate some profit. The display will include some of the products that they have created for sale in a pop-up shop, including a recipe book, cards, artwork and photography. ✤ stpaulsway.com

LAST CHANCE TO SEE BRONZE SCULPTURES FROM THE INGRAM COLLECTION

Don’t miss the last chance to see the Bronze Sculptures from the Ingram Collection in One Canada Square, while they are still on display until 15 November. The exhibition focuses on the work of British sculptors in the post-war era and their search for new forms of expression and new materials. ✤ Open until 15 November Lobby, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, E14

CANADA WALK

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BEE FLOWERS

For Bee, history is a stream of fragments. He became interested in cultural overlaps and continuities, as well as in historical shifts in time. Working in bas-relief, Bee seeks to embody man’s emergence into a symbolic order, while reflecting upon the tension between individuality and conformity, as well as the lingering power of ideas and belief systems. ✤ beeflowers.com

Free entry

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Nights out

IN NOVEMBER AS THE NIGHTS GET DARKER MAKE YOUR EVENINGS BRIGHTER BY GRABBING YOUR SKATES, ENJOYING COMEDY OR GETTING INVOLVED WITH CHARITY

CANARY WHARF COMEDY CLUB

AFTER HOURS WITH… NOISETTES The sensational duo Noisettes will be performing at the East Wintergarden this month with extraordinary singer and bassist Shingai Shoniwa and super talented guitarist Dan Smith playing an exclusive concert. With a career that has stretched over seven years, a string of hits already under their belt and a fashion following that could rival Grace Jones, Noisettes have built an unrivalled reputation thanks to their enthralling performances. ✤ noisettes.co.uk Tuesday 12 November 7.45pm (doors 7pm) East Wintergarden, 43 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, E14 Tickets £25 BOOKING seetickets.com or call 0871 220 0260 Booking fee applies. Tickets available on the door, subject to availability. Unreserved cabaret style seating. Full bar and cloakroom. Only items purchased on the premises may be consumed. ✤ canarywharf.com

A fabulous night will be had by all as a stellar line up of acts* take to the stage including Gary Delaney, Mike Wilmot and Ian D Montfort. Support Children in Need this month by joining us and having a laugh as comedy purist Gary Delany spills out witty one liners and, possibly Newcastle’s finest export since the famous brown ale, Richard Morton spins his musical routine. Adding to the line-up is the award winning Canadian Mike Wilmot and Romesh Ranganathan with his cutting one liners and anti-social tendencies. Finally we welcome the extraordinary Ian D Montfort – a ‘psychic’ from Sunderland – who is the most recent creation of comedian Tom Binns. He was a massive hit at the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe and his comedy series, Ian D Montfort is Unbelievable, was broadcasted on BBC Radio 2 earlier this year.

All ticket proceeds, 50% of each See Ticket booking fee and a contribution of bar sales from Ampersand will all be donated to Children in Need from November’s Canary Wharf Comedy Club Monday 11 November 7.15pm (doors 6.30pm) East Wintergarden, 43 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, E14 Tickets £12 BOOKING seetickets.com or call 0871 220 0260 Booking fee aplies. Tickets available on the door, subject to availability Unreserved cabaret style seating. Full bar, food and cloakroom. Only items purchased on the premises may be consumed. *The line-up is correct at time of press but may be subject to change. ✤ canarywharf.com

SUPPORT THE POPPY APPEAL Canary Wharf supports the Poppy Appeal with performances from The Band of the Royal Marines Collingwood throughout Canary Wharf on 7 November. A team of Canary Wharf workers will be out and about asking for your support during performances of the marching band. Canary Wharf will ring out in support of one of the best known and supported campaigns of the Royal British Legion’s work. Thursday 7 November Throughout Canary Wharf Check canarywharf.com for further information and the band’s performance schedule


EVENTS ICE RINK CANARY WHARF

As the festive season draws nearer and the quest to find a unique and fun Christmas office outing looms, why not get your skates on and book your office party or just get your friends together on the Ice Rink Canary Wharf? Get the practice in and start to skate early this year to impress all your friends and family or go that extra mile and have lessons to really amaze them. ✤ icerinkcanarywharf.co.uk

Until 16 February 2014 Open daily (except 25 December) Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, E14 Times and ticket prices vary. Booking fee applies. BOOKING icerinkcanarywharf.co.uk / 020 7536 8400 In person at the Ice Rink Box Office GROUP AND PARTY BOOKINGS Email events@icerinkcanarywharf.co.uk / 020 7536 8400

TAKE PART IN TWO WORLD RECORD ATTEMPTS THIS NOVEMBER CONGA ON THE ICE AT THE ICE RINK CANARY WHARF

Support Children in Need this winter by joining the Ice Rink Canary Wharf in trying to break a world record for the longest Conga on Ice on Friday 15 November. Guinness Book of Records will be on site to adjudicate the activity and hopefully endorse the winning result. All they need is 300 willing participants who want to break a world record and raise funds for the worthy cause of Children in Need.

Tuesday 12 November 6pm (registration and practice skate from 5pm) Ice Rink Canary Wharf, Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, E14 For further details and information on how to sign up, email events@icerinkcanarywharf.co.uk or call 020 7536 8400.

PENGUINS DASH FOR CHILDREN’S HOSPICE Make history and take part in a world record-breaking attempt – officiated by Guinness World Records representatives – for the largest gathering of people dressed as penguins. Adult costumes are provided on registration. Children can reserve outfits by emailing hannahb@richardhouse.org.uk or they can choose to make their own and enter a fancy dress competition. But be warned – under the Guinness World Record guidelines penguin outfits must include a beak, webbed feet and have a solid black and white body suit or shirt and trousers, and the chest area must be white with the arm area black. This attempt will then be followed by the charity’s annual sponsored Penguin Dash where everyone is invited to jog, walk or even waddle around Wood Wharf (2km) to raise vital funds for the Richard House Hospice.

Wednesday 13 November From 6.30pm Wood Wharf, Canary Wharf, E14 £15 for adults including penguin costume Minimum sponsorship £100 One child under 12 free with a paying adult Pre-register by calling Hannah Bosley on 020 7540 0230 or email hannahb@richardhouse.org.uk

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THE DIRECTORY Whether you want to dine or to drink, to purchase gorgeous gifts and stylish outfits, to keep fit or to be pampered, Canary Wharf is home to a wealth of services and amenities

HEALTH & BEAUTY DAVID CLULOW OPTICIANS Cabot Place 020 7345 9181 Jubilee Place 020 7519 6284 CONGA ON THE ICE

In support of Children In Need, join Ice Rink Canary Wharf as they try and break a world record for the longest conga on ice on 15 November.

WATCHES & JEWELLERY

DOVE SPA @ VIRGIN ACTIVE Westferry Circus 020 7519 6657 REEBOK SPORTS CLUB Canada Place 020 7970 0900

ART

FASHION

ARTISAN FINE ART Canada Place 020 3229 0172

ACCESSORIZE Canada Place 020 7512 9352

FRONTISPIECE THE GALLERY One Canada Square 020 7363 6336

ALFRED DUNHILL Cabot Place 020 7519 6326

BROWN’S LONDON Canada Place 020 7513 2757

CHOCOLATE

RE:SPA Canada Square 020 7970 0912

HOTEL CHOCOLAT Canada Place 08444 93 13 13

SEAN HANNA Jubilee Place 020 7513 2660

CHARBONNEL ET WALKER Cabot Place 020 7512 9168

CHARLES FISH Cabot Place 020 7512 9595

SK:N Canada Place 020 7516 0106

ELECTRICAL

DAVID M ROBINSON Jubilee Place 020 7538 2332

THE GENTRY HAIR & SPA Canada Place 020 7519 6660

ASPINAL OF LONDON Cabot Place 020 7719 0727 CARAT* Cabot Place 020 7516 0347

GOLDSMITHS Canada Place 020 7512 9779 LINKS OF LONDON Jubilee Place 020 7519 1767 MONTBLANC Canada Place 020 7719 1919 PANDORA Cabot Place 020 7987 9801 TIFFANY & CO. Cabot Place 020 7409 2790 TUMI Cabot Place 020 7513 2456

TREATMENT SUITE; FOUR SEASONS HOTEL LONDON AT CANARY WHARF Westferry Circus 020 7510 1999 fourseasons.com/canarywharf THE REJUVENATION CLINIC & MEDISPA Cabot Place 020 3229 0257 TONI & GUY One Canada Square 0844 445 7722 URBAN BEACH TANNING & BEAUTY Jubilee Place 020 3200 2000

CARPHONE WAREHOUSE Cabot Place 020 7513 0811

AQUASCUTUM Cabot Place 020 3069 8790 CECIL GEE Canada Place 020 7993 1318 CHARLES TYRWHITT Canada Place 020 7513 2988 CHOICE Jubilee Place 0845 271 9909 CHURCH’S ENGLISH SHOES Cabot Place 020 7538 9730 DOROTHY PERKINS Canada Place 020 7512 9707

CURRYS DIGITAL Cabot Place 020 7513 0330

DUNE Cabot Place 020 7715 4755

HMV Canada Place 020 7512 9222

ENGLISH TAILORING 14 South Colannade 020 7512 9991

SPORT

FAT FACE Canada Place 020 7719 1836

EVANS CYCLES 30 South Colonnade 020 7516 0094

FRENCH CONNECTION Jubilee Place 020 7512 9110

REEBOK SPORTS SHOP Canada Place 02079700900

GANT Canada Place 020 7715 7470

RUNNERS NEED Churchill Place 020 7512 9107

GAP Canada Place 020 7512 1335


Hackett, Cabot Place

HACKETT 10 Cabot Place 020 7513 0400 HOBBS Canada Place 020 7513 2763 HUGO BOSS Cabot Place 020 7715 5302 JAEGER Menswear, Cabot Place 020 3589 2948 Womenswear, Cabot Place 020 3328 9440 KAREN MILLEN Jubilee Place 020 7519 6153 KURT GEIGER Cabot Place 020 7673 9869 L.K. BENNETT Jubilee Place 020 7719 0090 MASSIMO DUTTI Cabot Place 020 7718 5030 MONSOON Canada Place 020 7512 9543

Sri Nam, North Colonnade

FOOD & DRINK ALL BAR ONE Reuters Plaza 020 7516 0191

ROCKET RESTAURANT & BAR Churchill Place 020 3200 2022

BATTERY CLUB Westferry Circus 020 8305 3089

IBERICA CANARY WHARF Cabot Square 020 7636 8650 ibericalondon.co.uk

ROYAL CHINA Westferry Circus 020 7719 0888 royalchinagroup.biz

BOISDALE OF CANARY WHARF Cabot Place 020 7715 5818 boisdale.co.uk

JAMIE’S ITALIAN Churchill Place 020 3002 5252 jamieoliver.com/italian

SMOLLENSKY’S Reuters Plaza 020 7719 0101 smollensky’s.co.uk

BYRON Cabot Place 020 7715 9360 byronhamburgers.com

LE RELAIS DE VENISE L’ENTRECÔTE 18-20 Mackenzie Walk 020 3475 3331 relaisdevenise.com

SRI NAM 1 North Colannade 020 7715 9515

CAFÉ BRERA Cabot Place 020 7512 9191 Jubilee Place 020 7516 9090

NICOLAS WINE MERCHANT One Canada Square 020 7512 9092

AMERIGO VESPUCCI Cabot Square 020 7513 0288

CARLUCCIO’S Reuters Plaza 020 7719 1749 carluccios.com

THOMAS PINK Cabot Place 020 7513 0303

CORNEY AND BARROW Cabot Square 020 7512 0397

WHISTLES Jubilee Place 020 7519 6132

GOURMET BURGER KITCHEN Jubilee Place 020 7719 6408 gbk.co.uk

ROKA The Park Pavilion 020 7636 5228 rokarestaurant.com

CANTEEN The Park Pavillion 020 7513 0406 canteen.co.uk

TOPSHOP Canada Place 020 7512 1996

Jamie’s Italian, Churchill Place

HENRY ADDINGTON Mackenzie walk 020 7719 1114

TED BAKER Canada Place 020 7519 6588

TM LEWIN Canada Place 020 7519 6292 Jubliee Place 020 7519 6292

Charbonnel et Walker, Cabot Place

DAVY’S WINE BAR Fisherman’s Walk 020 7363 6633

OBIKÀ MOZZARELLA BAR West Wintergarden 020 7719 1532 THE PEARSON ROOM Canada Place 020 7970 0920 thepearsonroom.co.uk PLATEAU RESTAURANT, BAR & GRILL Canada Place 020 7715 7100 plateaurestaurant.co.uk

FIRST EDITION Cabot Square 020 7513 0300 firsteditionrestaurant.co.uk

QUADRATO RESTAURANT FOUR SEASONS HOTEL LONDON AT CANARY WHARF Westferry Circus 020 7510 1857 fourseasons.com/canarywharf

GAUCHO CANARY Canary Riverside 020 7987 9494 gauchorestaurants.co.uk

REEBOK BAR & RESTAURANT Canada Place 020 7970 0920

SWEET COUTURE Canada Place sweetcouture.co.uk THE CAT AND CANARY 25-28 Fisherman’s Walk 0207 512 9187 THE PARLOUR The Park Pavilion 0845 468 0100 theparlourbar.co.uk WAHACA The Park Pavilion 020 7516 9145 wahaca.com

CANARY WHARF COMEDY CLUB On 11 November, comedians will perform at East Wintergarden for Children In Need

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A new definition of riverside living

Nouvel I - the inaugural launch, 23rd and 24th November 2013 Royal Arsenal Riverside is proud to present Nouvel I, a new definition of Thames-side living. Situated in an enviable position the bank of the River Thames, in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, many apartments benefit from dramatic views across the water. And with the forthcoming Crossrail station, residents will be better connected to the capital than ever before.

Manhattan Suites, 1, 2 and 3 Bedroom Apartments and Penthouses from ÂŁ277,500

www.royalarsenalriverside.co.uk Call 020 3538 9529 In the last five years, The Berkeley Group has committed to invest ÂŁ28 million in transport infrastructure

Sales & Marketing Suite and Show Apartments open daily 10am to 6pm (Thursdays until 8pm). No.1 Street, Royal Arsenal Riverside, Woolwich, London SE18 6FB Prices and details correct at time of going to press. Computer generated image of Nouvel at Royal Arsenal Riverside is indicative only.

This includes a new Crossrail station at Royal Arsenal Riverside Our Vision. Your Future.

Proud to be a member of the Berkeley Group of companies


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KnightFrank.co.uk

Narrow Street, Limehouse E14 Unique three storey freehold warehouse

Three bedroom property offering a wealth of internal accommodation and views over the Limehouse Cut. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, open plan kitchen, double garage. Approximately 288 sq m ﴾3,100 sq ft﴿

KnightFrank.co.uk/canarywharf cwharf@knightfrank.com 020 3641 6112

Freehold Guide price: £2,950,000 ﴾CWQ130187﴿

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KnightFrank.co.uk Cumberland Mills, Isle of Dogs E14 Three bedroom apartment

A well presented three bedroom apartment located on the third floor with private terrace and river view. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, kitchen, 24hr concierge, parking.                             Approximately 108 sq m ﴾1,163 sq ft﴿ Leasehold: 100 years approximately Guide price: £625,000

Canary Wharf Sales KnightFrank.co.uk/canarywharf cwharf@knightfrank.com 020 3641 6112 ﴾CNW130153﴿

Berkeley Tower, Nr Canary Wharf E14 Two bedroom apartment

Two bedroom apartment located on the fifth floor of the Canary Riverside development. The property benefits from stunning river and city views. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, kitchen, balcony, concierge, parking. EPC rating B.                                       Approximately 126 sq m ﴾1,356 sq ft﴿ Leasehold: 982 years approximately Guide price: £895,000

Canary Wharf Sales KnightFrank.co.uk/canarywharf cwharf@knightfrank.com 020 3641 6112 ﴾CNW130163﴿

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KnightFrank.co.uk

Dundee Wharf, Limehouse E14 Available Now

wo bedroom penthouse apartment to let in a prestigious gated development. From the reception there is access to a private balcon with wonderful views of the cit sk line.     bedrooms, bathrooms,  reception room, kitchen, porter, g m, parking. EPC rating D.

    KnightFrank.co.uk/Lettings cwharf@knightfrank.com 020 3641 9294

Available furnished Guide price: £680 per week ﴾CWQ1866

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Goodhart Place, Limehouse E14 Available Now

Well proportioned three bedroom house located in a popular portered Limehouse development. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, reception room, kitchen, terrace, dock views. EPC rating D.

  KnightFrank.co.uk/Lettings cwharf@knightfrank.com 020 3641 9294

Available furnished Guide price: £850 per week ﴾CWQ151967﴿

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KnightFrank.co.uk Queens Quay, City EC4V Outstanding views

Fantastic third floor apartment to rent on Upper Thames Street in the City of London.  2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a bright and spacious open plan kitchen and reception room, and outstanding views of the river Thames. EPC rating D. Approximately 76 sq m ﴾820 sq ft﴿   Available furnished Guide price: £750 per week

Wapping Lettings KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings wappinglettings@knightfrank.com 020 8166 5366 ﴾WAQ185759﴿

The Heron, City EC2Y Brand new studio flat

Stunning 16th floor studio suite to rent in the brand new and outstanding Heron development in the middle of the City. Bedroom area, bathroom suite, reception and kitchen area and a balcony. EPC rating C. Approximately 39 sq m ﴾412 sq ft﴿   Available unfurnished Guide price: £525 per week

Wapping Lettings KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings wappinglettings@knightfrank.com 020 8166 5366 ﴾WAQ186599﴿

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KnightFrank.co.uk The Heron, City EC2Y Brand new studio flat

Luxurious studio apartment in the brand new Heron development on Moor Lane in the City. Bedroom area, bathroom suite, spacious reception and kitchen area, and a balcony with superb views. EPC rating C. Approximately 38 sq m ﴾408 sq ft﴿ Available furnished Guide price: £595 per week

Wapping Lettings KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings wappinglettings@knightfrank.com 020 8166 5366 ﴾WAQ186647﴿

NEO Bankside, Southbank SE1

Seventh floor apartment State of the art seventh floor apartment in the NEO Bankside development. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms ﴾1 en suite﴿, a modern well‐ equipped kitchen and a spacious living room with floor to ceiling windows and window garden. EPC rating C. Approximately 164 sq m ﴾1,767 sq ft﴿   Available furnished Guide price: £1,300 per week

Wapping Lettings KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings wappinglettings@knightfrank.com 020 8166 5366 ﴾WAQ172750﴿

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EXPERT COMMENT LETTINGS:

SALES:

The glass is half full

Patience is a virtue

RAHNA STROUD, ASSOCIATE AT KNIGHT FRANK

JOANNA HEATON, ASSOCIATE AT KNIGHT FRANK

IN WAPPING, COMMENTS ON THE TRENDS IN THE

IN WAPPING, COMMENTS ON THE TRENDS IN THE

RESIDENTIAL LETTINGS MARKET

RESIDENTIAL SALES MARKET

Although increased buying activity has put downward pressure on rents in Prime Central London, dropping by 0.2 per cent in August, we remain positive. Rents in Prime Central London are still only 4.6 per cent lower than the peak of the market in September 2011, and 22 per cent higher than the lowest point in 2009. In Wapping historically the strongest rental demand came from applicants working in the financial services industry; however demand is still strong despite the uncertainty in the financial sector employment market in London, particularly for corporate lettings. I believe this is thanks to expansion in the technology, media and telecoms sector. The Knight Frank Prime Global Rental Index has shown that although Prime rents have been falling in the Global Financial centres of New York and London, in emerging markets, such as Nairobi and Dubai, Prime rents have been rising by 24.2 per cent, and 15 per cent respectively, and we expect Africa and the Middle East to top the rankings well into 2014. n

Throughout autumn we’ve observed a significant deterioration in supply, most uncommon for this time of the year. This is very disappointing for buyers looking for property in the area, and those wanting to be in by Christmas, especially when buying a leasehold property. Demand from buyers remains strong and competition is rife for new properties coming onto the market. Many buyers currently expect to pay in excess of the asking price, but the lack of availability is causing much frustration. The rapidly changing skyline of new commercial constructions is stimulating interest from corporations in the City district, and this has pushed demand upwards on the limited residential properties in the area. This year, prices in the City have increased by 10.2 per cent to date, contributing to the growing demand in Wapping, where the vast majority of applicants wish to be within close proximity to the City. We’ve also noted an increase in newly registered buyers, coming from all over London, while developers fill every gap in the area to meet growing demands. In our prime market, availability is very hand to mouth and supply fluctuates dramatically. Purchasers are still willing to pay a premium for the right property, and many lucky sellers are seeing exciting prices being achieved. Despite others success, many property owners are choosing to keep and let their properties, while they observe a strong lettings market, and consider the potential for future return to the area. The most common cause of selling we observe, are families wishing to move to the suburbs for houses and larger gardens, however many European families in Wapping love the area, and have no intention of leaving. It’s a long game of patience – good luck! n

Knight Frank Wapping 020 7480 6848 www.knightfrank.co.uk/wapping

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Canary Wharf IN NUMBERS

Find out about the Canary Wharf residential property market. In detail. In focus. In numbers. Visit savills.co.uk/canary-wharf

Lauren Ireland 020 7456 6800 lireland@savills.com

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DEVONSHIREPLACE PLACEMEWS MEWS W1 DEVONSHIRE , ,W1 DEVONSHIRE DEVONSHIRE PLACE PLACE MEWS MEWS , ,W1 W1 5 bedrooms u terrace u garage u EPC=E 5 bedrooms u terrace u garage u EPC=E DEVONSHIRE DEVONSHIRE PLACE PLACE MEWS MEWS , , W1 W1 5 bedrooms 5 bedroomsuuterrace terraceuugarage garageuuEPC=E EPC=E Guide £5.95 Marylebone -020 020 3527 0400 Guide £5.95 million Marylebone -u 3527 0400 5 bedrooms 5 bedrooms umillion uterrace terrace uugarage garage u EPC=E EPC=E Guide Guide £5.95 £5.95 million millionMarylebone Marylebone- -020 020 3527 3527 0400 0400 Guide Guide £5.95 £5.95 million millionMarylebone Marylebone- -020 020 3527 3527 0400 0400

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LYFORDROAD ROAD SW18 LYFORD , ,SW18 LYFORD LYFORD ROAD ROAD ,pool ,SW18 SW18 6 bedrooms u heated EPC=E 6 bedrooms u heated pool uuEPC=E LYFORD LYFORD ROAD ROAD , , SW18 SW18 6 bedrooms 6 bedroomsuuheated heated pool pooluuEPC=E EPC=E

Guide £4.8 million Wandsworth -020 020 8877 1222 Guide £4.8 million Wandsworth -EPC=E 8877 1222 6 bedrooms 6 bedrooms u uheated heated pool pooluuEPC=E Guide Guide £4.8 £4.8 million millionWandsworth Wandsworth- -020 020 8877 8877 1222 1222 Guide Guide £4.8 £4.8 million millionWandsworth Wandsworth- -020 020 8877 8877 1222 1222

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STEVENAGEROAD ROAD SW6 STEVENAGE , ,SW6 STEVENAGE STEVENAGE ROAD ROAD ,EPC=C ,SW6 SW6 7 bedrooms u park views u EPC=C 7 bedrooms u park views u STEVENAGE STEVENAGE ROAD ROAD , ,SW6 SW6 7 bedrooms 7 bedroomsuupark park views viewsuuEPC=C EPC=C

Guide million Fulham -020 020 7578 9050 Guide £5£5 million Fulham -u 7578 9050 7 bedrooms 7 bedrooms uupark park views views u EPC=C EPC=C Guide Guide £5£5 million millionFulham Fulham- -020 020 7578 7578 9050 9050 Guide Guide £5£5 million millionFulham Fulham- -020 020 7578 7578 9050 9050

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SOUTHGATEROAD ROAD SOUTHGATE , ,N1N1 SOUTHGATE SOUTHGATE ROAD ROAD , ,N1N1 2 bedrooms u garden u EPC=C 2 bedrooms u garden u EPC=C SOUTHGATE SOUTHGATE ROAD ROAD , ,N1N1 2 bedrooms 2 bedroomsuugarden gardenuuEPC=C EPC=C

Guide £850,000 Islington -020 020 7226 1313 Guide £850,000 Islington -EPC=C 7226 1313 2 bedrooms 2 bedrooms uugarden garden uu EPC=C Guide Guide £850,000 £850,000Islington Islington- -020 020 7226 7226 1313 1313 Guide Guide £850,000 £850,000Islington Islington- -020 020 7226 7226 1313 1313

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ENNISMOREGARDENS GARDENS SW7 ENNISMORE , ,SW7 ENNISMORE ENNISMORE GARDENS GARDENS ,EPC=D ,SW7 SW7 3 bedroom suites u lateral space u EPC=D 3 bedroom suites u lateral space u ENNISMORE ENNISMORE GARDENS GARDENS , , SW7 SW7 3 bedroom 3 bedroom suites suitesuulateral lateral space spaceuuEPC=D EPC=D

Price application Knightsbridge -020 020 7590 5065 Price onon application Knightsbridge - EPC=D 7590 5065 3 bedroom 3 bedroom suites suitesuulateral lateral space spaceuu EPC=D Price Price onon application applicationKnightsbridge Knightsbridge- -020 020 7590 7590 5065 5065 Price Price onon application applicationKnightsbridge Knightsbridge- -020 020 7590 7590 5065 5065


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CHIPSTEAD STREET, SW6 CHIPSTEAD STREET , SW6u 6CHIPSTEAD bedrooms u media room u garden STREET , SW6 6 bedrooms u media room u garden u £2,750 per week Fulham 6 bedrooms u media room £2,750 per week Fulham £2,750 per week Fulham -

EPC=D* EPC=D* 020 7731 2692 u garden u EPC=D* 020 7731 2692 020 7731 2692

Wherever you are, Wherever you are, Wherever you are, whatever your dream whatever your dream whatever your dream home, talk to Savills. home, home, talk talk to to Savills. Savills.

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HEATHVIEW GARDENS, SW15 HEATHVIEW GARDENS , SW15 7HEATHVIEW bedrooms u indoorGARDENS pool u garage, u EPC=F* SW15 7 bedrooms u indoor pool u garage u EPC=F* £6,346 per week Putney 7 bedrooms u indoor pool£6,346 per week Putney £6,346 per week Putney -

020 8780 6115 u garage u EPC=F* 020 8780 6115 020 8780 6115

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CADOGAN SQUARE, SW1 CADOGAN SQUARE , SW1u 2CADOGAN bedroom suites u direct lift access SQUARE , SW1 2 bedroom suites u direct lift access u £2,650 per week 2 bedroom suites £2,650 per week £2,650 per week

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ALBERT BRIDGE ROAD, SW11 ALBERT BRIDGE ROAD , SW11 5ALBERT bedrooms uBRIDGE south-west facing garden u EPC=C* ROAD , SW11 5 bedrooms u south-west facing garden u EPC=C*

EPC=E* EPC=E* Knightsbridge 020 7584 8585 u direct lift access u EPC=E* Knightsbridge - 020 7584 8585 Knightsbridge - 020 7584 8585

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DUNSANY ROAD, W14 DUNSANY ROAD , W14 5DUNSANY bedrooms u decked garden u EPC=E* ROAD , W14 5 bedrooms u decked garden u EPC=E*

£3,200 per week Batterseafacing - 020 garden 3402 1905 £1,800 per week Brookgarden Green -u020 3618 3777 5 bedrooms u south-west u EPC=C* 5 bedrooms u decked EPC=E* £3,200 per week Battersea - 020 3402 1905 £1,800 per week Brook Green - 020 3618 3777 £3,200 per week Battersea -* 020 3402 1905and council tax charges apply. £1,800Please per week Brook Green - 020 3618information. 3777 Administration contact the local office for more * Administration and council tax charges apply. Please contact the local office for more information. * Administration and council tax charges apply. Please contact the local office for more information.


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PAN PENINSULA, e14

BELGRAVE COURT, e14

Reception room ø kitchen ø 3 bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø 4 balconies ø 2 parking spaces ø 24hr concierge ø 221 sq m (2,389 sq ft) ø EPC=C

Reception room ø open plan kitchen ø 4 bedrooms ø 4 bathrooms ø balcony ø 2 parking spaces ø concierge ø 223 sq m (2,404 sq ft) ø EPC=C

Guide £2.75 million Leasehold

Guide £2.3 million Leasehold

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Savills Canary Wharf wdickenson@savills.com 020 7531 2500

Savills Canary Wharf wdickenson@savills.com 020 7531 2500

BERKELEY TOWER, e14

CANARY SOUTH, e14

Reception room ø kitchen ø 3 bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø balcony ø concierge ø protected parking ø 154 sq m (1,658 sq ft) ø EPC=C

Reception room ø open plan kitchen ø bedroom ø bathroom ø terrace ø 56 sq m (606 sq ft) ø EPC=C

Guide £1.425 million Leasehold

Guide £425,000 Leasehold

Savills Canary Wharf wdickenson@savills.com 020 7531 2500

Savills Canary Wharf wdickenson@savills.com 020 7531 2500


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PAN PENINSULA, e14

BASIN APPROACH, e14

3 reception rooms ø kitchen ø 4 bedrooms ø 5 bathrooms ø 2 parking spaces ø 24hr concierge ø 360 m (3,876 sq ft) ø EPC=C

Reception room ø kitchen ø 4 bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø roof terrace ø 2 parking spaces ø 204 sq m (2,198 sq ft) ø EPC=C

Guide £4 million Leasehold

Guide £1.95 million Leasehold

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Savills Canary Wharf wdickenson@savills.com 020 7531 2500

Savills Canary Wharf wdickenson@savills.com 020 7531 2500

THE HERON, ec2y

BUTLERS & COLONIAL, se1

Reception room ø living/dining area ø 2 double bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø private balcony ø concierge ø 83 sq m (893 sq ft) ø EPC=C

Reception room ø kitchen ø 2 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø balcony ø protected parking ø 117 sq m (1,259 sq ft) ø EPC=B

Guide £1.199 million Leasehold

Guide £1.1 million Leasehold

Savills Docklands mmacfarlane@savills.com 0207 456 6800

Savills Docklands nefthymiou@savills.com 020 7456 6800


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1 A RANGE OF BRAND NEW LUXURY APARTMENTS the heron, ec2y A range of studios, 1 & 2 bedroom apartments ø located within the heart of The City ø high specifications including comfort cooling & smart home technology ø 24hr security, concierge & vallet parking ø residents gym ø residents membership to The Heron's Private Club, Roof Terrace & The Heron Club Library ø administration charges apply Prices from £525 - £1200 per week Furnished

Savills Docklands Oliver Sloggett Taylor ostaylor@savills.com

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HANOVER HOUSE, e14

WEST INDIA QUAY, e14

3 bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø terrace ø allocated parking ø on site leisure facilities (subject to membership) ø administration charges apply ø Council Tax=G ø EPC = C

2 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø reception room ø balcony ø one allocated space ø 24hr porterage ø administration fees apply ø Council Tax=G ø EPC=B

£1,150 per week Furnished

£800 per week Furnished

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Savills Canary Wharf ibates@savills.com 020 7531 2522

Savills Canary Wharf lbrunning@savills.com 0207 531 2523

BOARDWALK PLACE, e14

BERKELEY TOWER, e14

3 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø reception room ø terrace ø 2 allocated parking spaces ø 24hr porterage ø administration charges apply ø Council Tax=G ø EPC=D

2 bedrooms (1 en suite) ø reception room ø further bathroom ø balcony ø allocated parking ø administration charges apply ø Council Tax=G ø EPC=C

£795 per week Furnished

£600 per week Furnished

Savills Canary Wharf ibates@savills.com 020 7531 2522

Savills Canary Wharf lbrunning@savills.com 0207 531 2523


Beyond your expectations www.hamptons.co.uk

Nutter Lane, E11 £2,250,000 Freehold A magnificent grade 11 listed Georgian master piece in excellent condition.

Pan Peninsula, E14 £2,250,000 Leasehold Stunning 41st floor three bedroom 1,635 sq ft apartment. EPC: B

EPC: E

Coral Apartments E16 £1,100,100 Leasehold 17th & 18th floor duplex penthouse, two bedrooms, terrace 1,420 sq ft. EPC: C

Hamptons Canary Wharf Office Sales. 020 7745 7121 | Lettings. 020 7745 7120

Capstan Square, E14 £620,000 Immaculate three / four bedroom house overlooking the Thames. EPC: B


Vermilion, E16 £400 per week A stand out large two bedroom apartment with stunning views towards Canary Wharf and The City. EPC: B

Elektron Tower, E14 £450 per week Spacious, modern and well presented two bedroom apartment on the doorstep of East India DLR station. EPC: B

Coral Apartments, E16 £350 per week An extremely large one bedroom apartment with the most stunning views and within a short walk of Royal Victoria DLR.

Canary Riverside, E14 £595 per week A large two bedroom two bathroom apartment within this desirable development on the doorstep of Canary Wharf. EPC: B


Baltimore Wharf, E14 - £615,000 Leasehold

Landmark East, E14 - £675,000 Leasehold

• Two bed, two bath • 3rd floor, 829sqft • Spa, gym & pool • Concierge Service

• Two bed, two bath • 17th floor, 872sqft • Balcony, views of Canary Wharf • 24hr concierge & gym

EPC-C

EPC-C

Discovery Dock West, E14 - £779,000 Leasehold

Providence Tower, E14 - £865,000 Leasehold

• Immaculate two bed, two bath • Stunning Dual Aspect Views • Secure Underground Parking • Circa 900 sqft plus large balcony

• Two bed, two bath • 36th floor, 969 sqft • Full leisure facilities • Completion Dec 2015

EPC-C

11 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4HE

EPC-C


020 7715 9700 joneslanglasalle.co.uk

Baltimore Wharf, E14 - £320pw

Boatyard Apartments, E14 - £395pw

• u ury Studio suite • 7th floor, Dock views • 24hr concierge & gym • Crossharbour D

• Two bed, two bath • Three balconies • iver Views • Secure parking

EPC-B

EPC-B

Landmark West, E14 - £540pw

Canary Riverside, E14 - £650pw

• Two bed, two bath • 23rd floor, iver views • Allocated Parking • ym and Concierge

• Two bed, two bath • esidents parking • 24hr Concierge • westferry D

EPC-B

EPC-B

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For over a quarter of a century, Alan Selby & Partners have worked steadily with high profile developers, providing advice and consultancy to help produce some of the most significant Docklands developments. In turn, this has helped transform and influence the area as we know it. All of this involvement over the years has provided Alan Selby & Partners with a wealth of experience and knowledge of the area, as well as a very extensive marketing programme in both digital and printed publications. Accordingly, Alan Selby & Partners can offer quality advice and guidance, with the necessary market exposure to achieve the very best possible price for your property. If you are looking to select an agent for the sale or rental of your home, please contact Alan Selby & Partners, the agent who has helped shape the London Docklands and continues to do so.

0207 519 5900 | www.alanselby.co.uk | info@alanselby.co.uk

2002 Seacon Wharf

2001/2002 New Providence Wharf

2000 Odyssey

1999 Millenium Harbour

1997 Dundee Wharf

1987 Burrells Wharf

1986 Cascades

When Selling or Letting your property in the Docklands or the City, instruct Alan Selby & Partners.


Estate Agents | Land & Development Consultants 2005 Pan Peninsula

2013 Baltimore Tower

2010 The Heron

2006 Baltimore Wharf

2004 Canary South

2004 Ontario Tower


Estate Agents | Land & Development Consultants

New Atlas Wharf, E14 This stunning 1550 sq ft apartment is comprised of a large lounge, three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, one balcony and separate terrace. The terrace itself is over 1000sqft and has completely unrivalled views of The London Eye, Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral and even Big Ben! The flooring has been replaced throughout with Scandinavian wood and the property generally is in excellent decorative order. The apartment includes a secure allocated parking space. New Atlas Wharf is a 24 hour gated development; offering concierge and resident’s gym facilities. Located on the sought after Westerry Road, the development is within close proximity of all the shops, bars and restaurants of Canary Wharf by foot or public transport.

£1,200,000

020 7519 5900 info@alanselby.co.uk www.alanselby.co.uk


Merchant Court, E1W Well-appointed fully furnished, two bedroom apartment in the sought after area of Wapping is now available. This warehouse conversion is incredibly spacious boasting 1297sqft and has original features such as exposed brick and beams throughout the property. The property comprises of two large double bedrooms, the master bedroom having an en-suite and larger than average wardrobe space. There is also a separate family bathroom just off the second bedroom. The living space is open planned with ample space that creates a lounge and dining room with the kitchen being offset with fully fitted appliances. A communal terrace is available for the use of all residents with stunning views looking over the Thames towards the City and Canary Wharf.

£540 per week

The Heron, EC2Y £1,000 pw for the first month then reverting to £1,215 pw thereafter! This 17th floor 892 sq ft two bedroom dual aspect apartment with north and east facing views is now available in this luxury development. Comprising of a vast open-plan living area, two double bedrooms and two luxurious bathrooms. Floor to ceiling glass amplifies both the light and space in the apartment as well as a large balcony that offers incredible views. The apartment is furnished to an extremely high standard; the kitchen offers fully integrated appliances, furthermore, this apartment features a video-entry security system, surround sound, air conditioning and the latest Smart Home technology. Residents also have membership to The Heron’s exclusive private club.

£1,215 per week


Franklyn James

E14 Cobalt Point, Canary Wharf

£340 PW

E14 St Davids Square, Isle of Dogs

£465 PW

A gorgeous one bedroom apartment set within the desirable Lanterns Court. This property has been furnished to a high standard and boasts a large reception room, stylish kitchen, modern bathroom and a much larger than average double bedroom.

An exceptionally spacious two bedroom apartment set within the popular St Davids Square. This property comprises of a large reception room with floor to ceiling windows, two double bedrooms, two bathroom suites and a private balcony with direct River Thames views.

E14 Berglen Court, Limehouse

E14 Ratcliff Wharf, Limehouse

£650 PW

A spectacular eighth floor three double bedroom apartment located next to the Limehouse Marina. The reception room has floor to ceiling windows which offers an abundance of light and other features include a large private balcony, two bathrooms, and secure allocated parking.

£800 PW

A truly beautiful three bedroom apartment as desirable as this is rare to the market. This property offers an enormous amount of living space and there are floor to ceiling windows throughout as well as a large private balcony with direct river views.


www.franklynjames.co.uk enquiries@franklynjames.co.uk

E14 Cold Harbour, Canary Wharf

ÂŁ309,995

A beautifully presented one bedroom apartment set within the desirable Cold Harbour. This property has been well maintained throughout and comprises of an open-plan kitchen/reception room, a perfectly proportioned double bedroom and a modern bathroom. Features include parking and a Juliet balcony.

E14 Adriatic Building, Limehouse

ÂŁ524,994

This gorgeous two double bedroom apartment is set within the highly sought after Mosaic development. The property boasts a vast amount of living space and features include a west facing balcony with a partial river view, two luxury bathrooms and comes with secure underground parking.

Canary Wharf 020 7005 6080

Bow 020 8983 2930

Limehouse 020 7791 1777


Bow 020 8983 2930

Limehouse 020 7791 1777

Canary Wharf 020 7005 6080


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STATE OF THE MARKET HELP TO BUY IS HERE

THE NEED TO BUILD MORE

JASON TAYLOR, SENIOR SALES MANAGER AT FRANKLYN

ALASDAIR CARPENTER, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF

JAMES ESTATE AGENTS, COMMENTS ON THE STATE OF

LOURDES ESTATE AGENTS, COMMENTS ON THE STATE OF

THE RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MARKET

THE RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MARKET

The Help to Buy scheme is finally in force allowing many first time buyers the opportunity to own their very own home. With the large banking groups such as NatWest, Halifax and RBS taking the lead and Lloyds, TSB and HSBC soon to follow suit, this will come as fantastic news to all young professionals and families alike whose dreams of becoming home owners are no longer unreachable. This news will benefit the UK as a whole however; I don’t believe it will have a noticeable impact on the E14 and Docklands market. This is due to the fact that around 90 per cent of purchasers in the Docklands are generally cash buyers, foreign investors looking to increase their portfolios or young city professionals with larger deposits. The Help to Buy scheme is available until January 2017, however there are many other 95 per cent products on the market that First Time Buyers can go for, several of which can offer better rates. My advice to any first time purchaser would be to shop around for the best deal. The festive session fasts approaches, but here at Franklyn James we see no signs of buyers drawing attention from their property search. The market remains dry on instructions but for those homes that do come to market, open houses are proving incredibly popular with buyers flocking in their numbers. This has created a sense of urgency, multiple offers are being received at the initial viewing or coming in soon after their appointment. Help to Buy will certainly dangle the carrot for many homeowners but will this be enough to encourage the numbers needed to drive the market that is fuelled with buyers? If you are thinking about selling or letting your home before the New Year, please call in to one of our three offices where we would be delighted to arrange your free market appraisal. n

The London property market is fast spinning out of control as mortgage lenders compete for market share and the first effects of the government ‘Help to Buy’ scheme take effect. All of the danger signs that were exhibited back in the last housing market boom are evident for all to see. Properties being sold for above asking price, sealed bids and off market sales are now not only evident but are fast becoming widespread. The economic drivers of supply and demand are also working to underpin the current frenzy of property buying. We are simply not building enough new homes. Back in the 1970’s, the UK built and average of 300,000 houses a year. In recent years this figure has been in the region of 180,000 despite a substantial increase in the population. The government have viewed the mortgage market and the lending policy of banks over the last few years to be a failure. Hence the requirement to intervene by guaranteeing mortgages for credit worthy first time buyers with a mere 5 per cent deposit. The ‘Help to Buy’ scheme effectively caps the risk to lenders at 80 per cent of the value of a property even if the loan to value is 95 per cent. This is not only keeping values artificially high but is actually forcing prices up further. The concept of increasing demand in an already supply strapped market is in my eyes nothing short of absurd. I am not sure why the prudence of the last few years is viewed as a problem. The market seemed to be remarkably stable and growing at a sustainable level. Now the UK’s obsession with home ownership seems to be raging out of control yet again. Home owners and property investors will be rubbing their hands at the prospect but we may well be creating a potentially volatile market. The day will come when the government withdraw the scheme, as will the day when the base rate increases. Then what does the future hold? It seems to me that rather than increase the supply of low deposit mortgage funding we would be better concentrating on resolving the supply issues in the UK housing market. In simple terms we need to build more. House builders are not aiding matters by choosing to launch new schemes in the overseas investment markets as opposed to the domestic arena. For the short term, get used to house price mania. n

Franklyn James Estate Agents Docklands, Limehouse & Bow 020 7005 6080 www.franklynjames.co.uk

Lourdes Estate Agents 020 7538 9250 www.lourdes-estates.com

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Berglen Court, Limehouse, E14

Pacific Wharf, Rotherhithe, SE16

A bright and spacious two bedroom apartment situated in this sought after Limehouse Marina development. The property features a large reception, private balcony, modern fitted kitchen, two double bedrooms, two contemporary bathrooms and secure allocated parking.

A lovely penthouse featuring a large open plan reception with a contemporary fitted kitchen, two double bedrooms and two modern bathrooms. Further benefits include secure parking, concierge, three large private balconies offering fantastic views over the River Thames and Canary Wharf.

EPC= C

£425 per week

EPC = E

£450 per week

Canary Riverside, London, E14

Ocean Wharf, London, E14

Lourdes are pleased to offer this one bedroom apartment in the prestigious Canary Riverside development. The property features a large reception with private balcony, separate contemporary fully fitted kitchen with integrated appliances and large double bedroom with luxury en-suite bathroom.

An interior designed three bedroom penthouse offering breathtaking views of the London skyline, river and Canary Wharf. The property is arranged over two floors and features a generous reception room with floor to ceiling windows, large wrap around terrace, two bathrooms and a fully fitted modern kitchen.

EPC= C

EPC = D

£510 per week

96 Three Colt Street, Limehouse, London, E14 8AP

£995 per week


lourdes-estates.com 020 7538 9250

Queens Court, E14

New Providence Wharf, E14

A large two bedroom apartment situated in this popular Narrow Street development. The property features a spacious reception room, separate kitchen, two private balconies, two double bedrooms and two bathrooms. The property further benefits from a secure parking space.

A fourth floor apartment comprising of a spacious living room with ample dining space and access to a private balcony, a setback kitchen with granite work surfaces and integrated appliances, a large master bedroom with built in wardrobes, a second double bedroom balcony and a modern fitted bathroom suite. Further benefits include valet parking.

EPC= C

£485,000

£500,000

EPC = C

Berglen Court, Limehouse, E14

Equinox, Isle Of Dogs, E14

A lovely two bedroom apartment located on the fourth floor and comprising of two double bedrooms, two bathrooms, private balcony overlooking the marina and secure parking.

A two bedroom penthouse comprising of a modern finish living room with an open plan kitchen finished to a high specification, a bathroom suite, two double bedrooms, en suite, two large private terraces, secure parking and concierge.

EPC= C

EPC = C

£550,000

£550,000 enquiries@lourdes-estates.com


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UNIQUE HOMES, UNIQUE SERVICE, UNIQUE PEOPLE A tailored service from Langford Russell, John Payne & Acorn for distinctive and exclusive homes

By Langford Russell

CASTAGNO, FOREST RIDGE, KESTON PARK BR2

ÂŁ1,795,000 F/H

Beautifully presented five bedroom/three bathroom detached house on a private estate. Three reception rooms, galleried landing overlooking fantastic double height dining room and a bespoke fitted kitchen/breakfast room. Occupying a secluded plot with sweeping driveway, private garden with heated pool and open summerhouse. Located just 1/2 mile from Locksbottom Village and 2 miles from Bromley South. Energy Efficiency Rating C. Please contact our Locksbottom office for more information: Tel: 01689 882 988 Email: locksbottom@langfordrussell.co.uk

SPIRE COURT, CRESCENT ROAD, BECKENHAM BR3

ÂŁ965,000 S/O F/H

A spectacular 3200 sq ft penthouse within an award winning development, just 0.8 miles from Beckenham Junction station. Arranged over two floors with four bedrooms and three luxury bathrooms, there is a private lift into the apartment, parking, under floor heating, Futronix lighting and an integrated audio system. The two covered balconies offer panoramic views of Canary Wharf and there are many original features. Energy Efficiency Rating C. Please contact our Beckenham office for more information: Tel: 020 8663 4433 Email: beckenham@langfordrussell.co.uk

Offices Across South East London & Kent www.uniquepropertiesuk.com www.langfordrussell.co.uk

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UNIQUE is a Specialist Division of Langford Russell, John Payne & Acorn


Clayton Mews, Greenwich, SE10 Price £2300 per calendar month*

Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 1 EPC: D Call Greenwich office on 020 8858 9911 to arrange to view

Three bedroom house in a private mews off Hyde Vale in the centre of West Greenwich. Reception room, modern kitchen a separate downstairs study, master bedroom with en suite shower room plus family bathroom. Decked patio garden & parking for 1 car.

The Plantation, Blackheath, SE3 Price £2200 per calendar month*

Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1 EPC: D Call Blackheath office on 020 8318 1311 to arrange to view

Situated in one of the most sought-after Span developments on the Blackheath Cator Estate this newly refurbished house features a generous living area, modern fully fitted kitchen, three bright bedrooms, a modernised bathroom and well-tended garden. Offered unfurnished.

johnpayne.com/lettings * Standard tenant charges: £90 agreement fee. £75pp reference fee. Other fees may apply, visit johnpayne.com/tenantfees for more information.

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David Mews, Greenwich, SE10 Guide Price £900,000 Freehold

Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 2 EPC: C Call Greenwich office on 020 8858 9911 to arrange to view

One-off architect design house secure gated environment within central Greenwich, off street parking, courtyard garden, two/three bedrooms, two bathrooms, large open plan kitchen/living/dining area, underfloor heating, constructed to a high standard throughout. No chain.

Foyle Road, Blackheath, SE3 Price £1,100,000 Freehold

Bedrooms: 4 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 2 EPC: E Call Westcombe Park office on 020 8858 6101 to arrange to view

Located on one of Westcombe Park’s premier roads this beautifully presented halls adjoining Victorian semi-detached house briefly comprises of two spacious reception rooms, two bathrooms, large well appointed kitchen/diner, four bedrooms, cellar and mature gardens.

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Kings Orchard, Eltham, SE9 Price ÂŁ850,000 Freehold

Bedrooms: 4 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 1 EPC: D Call Lee office on 020 8852 8633 to arrange to view

A four double bedroom detached family home located within easy reach of Eltham high street and train station. This stunning house has been refurbished within the last four years and boasts a Southerly facing rear garden measuring approximately 150ft in length.

Montpelier Row, Blackheath, SE3 Guide Price ÂŁ1,895,000 Freehold

Bedrooms: 7 Receptions: 3 Bathrooms: 3 EPC: E Call Blackheath office on 020 8318 1311 to arrange to view

Elegant, 5 storey Georgian town house just a five minute walk from Blackheath Village and facing the open heath with a stunning outlook. Includes 7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms and private parking to the rear. There is a attractive 84 foot garden to the rear.

Blackheath Greenwich Westcombe Park Lee

020 8318 1311 020 8858 9911 020 8858 6101 020 8852 8633

1 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath Village, SE3 0TA 227 Greenwich High Road, Greenwich, SE10 8NB 11 Stratheden Parade, Westcombe Park, SE3 7SX 119 Burnt Ash Road, Lee, SE12 8RA


Cinnabar Wharf West, West Wapping E1W ea2 are pleased to be able to offer this second floor 3 bedroom 3 bathroom apartment. The apartment benefits from having 2 balconies with views of the River Thames and Towerbridge from the floor to ceiling windows in the reception. The master bedroom incorporates a 3 piece en-suite bathroom. Open plan lounge and reception. 24 hour porterage / security and a secure underground parking space. ÂŁ1,750,000

ea2 Estate Agency Heritage Court | 8-10 Sampson Street | Wapping | London E1W 1NA t: 020 7702 3456 | f: 020 7702 9168 www.ea2.co.uk | property@ea2group.com


Slipway House, Docklands E14

Torrington Place, West Wapping E1W

Kingsley Mews, Wapping E1W

Rental Price: £325 Per Week

Rental Price: £395 Per Week

Rental Price: £415 Per Week

Waterman Way, Wapping E1W

Fowey Close, West Wapping E1W

Merchant Court, Wapping E1W

Rental Price: £440 Per Week

Rental Price: £450 Per Week

Rental Price: £570 Per Week

Dundee Court, West Wapping E1W

Capital Wharf, West Wapping E1W

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom 4th floor modern built apartment.

Sanderling Lodge, West Wapping E1W

2 double bedroom apartment. Water views from this 4th floor luxurious modern development.

Rental Price: £575 Per Week

Rental Price: £650 Per Week

Rental Price: £795 PW

1 Bedroom 2nd Floor Warehouse Conversion with river views from balcony.

Ornamental canal views from this delightful 2 double bedroom house.

2 Double Bedroom, 2 Bathroom 4th Floor Warehouse Conversion.

Modern 2 bedroom duplex apartment in the West Wapping ornamental canal development.

2 Double bedroom duplex apartment. Fitted kitchen, reception and upper floor bathroom.

Situated within this modern development is this spacious 2 bedroom apartment.

A luxury two bedroom flat to rent in beautiful Wapping. Within Merchant Court Development.

ea2 Estate Agency Heritage Court | 8-10 Sampson Street | Wapping | London E1W 1NA t: 020 7702 3456 | f: 020 7702 9168 www.ea2.co.uk | property@ea2group.com


0808 118 5445 info@johnsand.co

21 WAPPING LANE, E1 A new standard of living

Development sold out, avail of these rare to the market apartments now!

21 WAPPING LANE | £995,000 Leasehold

21 WAPPING LANE | £750,000 Leasehold

21 WAPPING LANE | £650,000 Leasehold

& Premier position two bedroom and two bathroom apartment of 1,093 sq ft & Large west facing balcony & Gym, spa, 24hour concierge, screening room & Transport: Wapping Overground

& Spacious 11th floor two bedroom apartment of 861 sq ft with open plan reception | kitchen | dining and two balconies & 24hour concierge, residents’ only leisure facilities & Transport: Wapping Overground

& Luxurious 8th floor two bedroom apartment of 780 sq ft & Open plan reception | kitchen | dining with balcony & Gym, spa, 24hour concierge, screening room & Transport: Wapping Overground

21 WAPPING LANE | £450,000 Leasehold

21 WAPPING LANE | £425,000 Leasehold

21 WAPPING LANE | £330,000 Leasehold

& High specification one bedroom apartment of 517 sq ft with high specification finish and balcony & Gym, spa, 24hour concierge, screening room & Transport: Wapping Overground

& Spacious south facing one bedroom apartment of 517 sq ft with high specification finish and balcony & 24hour concierge, residents’ only leisure facilities & Transport: Wapping Overground

& & & &

WANT A STUNNING VIEW OVER LONDON CITY? LOOK NO FURTHER.

www.johnsand.co

CANARY WHARF OFFICE Level 33, 25 Canada Square London E14 5LQ

High specification studio suite apartment of 355 sq ft Open plan reception | kitchen | dining with balcony Gym, spa, 24hour concierge, screening room Transport: Wapping Overground

WAPPING OFFICE G03 Cordage House, 21 Wapping Lane London E1W 2RH

Sales, Lettings & Management


0808 118 5445 info@johnsand.co

PROVIDENCE TOWER, E14

Last remaining units, avail of these fantastic opportunities to buy now!

Rare to the market high floor apartments

PROVIDENCE TOWER | £1,250,000 Leasehold

PROVIDENCE TOWER | £725,000 Leasehold

PROVIDENCE TOWER | £682,000 Leasehold

& Luxurious three bedroom two bathroom apartment of 1,286 sq ft with two south facing balconies & 24hour concierge on-site, residents’ only leisure facilities and 43rd floor panoramic Skylounge & Transport: DLR & Canary Wharf Underground

& 31st floor two bedroom apartment of 812 sq ft with two balconies & 24hour concierge and residents’ only leisure facilities and 43rd floor panoramic Skylounge & Transport: DLR & Canary Wharf Underground

& 23rd floor two bedroom apartment of 800 sq ft with two balconies & Residents’ only leisure facilities and 24 hours concierge & Transport: DLR & Canary Wharf Underground

PROVIDENCE TOWER | £505,000 Leasehold

PROVIDENCE TOWER | £450,000 Leasehold

PROVIDENCE TOWER | £435,000 Leasehold

& 31st floor one bedroom apartment of 553 sq ft with open plan reception room with balcony & 24 hours concierge and 43rd floor panoramic Skylounge & Transport: DLR & Canary Wharf Underground

& One bedroom apartment of 597 sq ft with balcony & High specification finish with open plan reception & 24hour concierge, residents’ only leisure facilities and 43rd floor panoramic Skylounge & Transport: DLR & Canary Wharf Underground

& One bedroom apartment with balcony & High specification finish with open plan reception & Residents-only 43rd floor panoramic Skylounge and leisure facilities & Transport: DLR & Canary Wharf Underground

WANT A STUNNING VIEW OVER LONDON CITY? LOOK NO FURTHER.

www.johnsand.co

CANARY WHARF OFFICE Level 33, 25 Canada Square London E14 5LQ

WAPPING OFFICE G03 Cordage House, 21 Wapping Lane London E1W 2RH

Sales, Lettings & Management


www.robertholmes.co.uk

Wimbledon Village

£5,450,000

A brand new, luxuriously appointed, detached residence in a quiet Village cul-de-sac location adjacent to a green within a short distance of the local schools and shops 3 reception rooms • fabulous kitchen • 5 bedrooms • 5 bath/shower rooms • roof terrace • potential for self-contained accommodation • landscaped garden • gated drive • ER/B

Wimbledon Common

£3,250,000

A very well-presented, contemporary residence situated in a small and exclusive gated development between Wimbledon Common and the Royal Wimbledon Golf Course Generous reception space • impressive kitchen/family room • 7 double bedrooms • 6 bathrooms • garaging and off-street parking • landscaped gardens • ER/C

Wimbledon Village’s PremierVillage Estate Agent - Sales: +44 (0) 20 8947 9833 Wimbledon Wimbledon Village 020 020 8947 8947 9833 9833


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St George Wharf, Vauxhall, £1,250,000ÊLeasehold SW8 | £355,000 5th floor studio apartment | Balcony/SW aspect | Ideal pied-de-terre/ 3ÊbedroomsÊ|Ê2ÊbathroomsÊ|ÊstunningÊriverÊviewsÊ|ÊterraceÊ|ÊconciergeÊ|Ê rental investment | Prestigious riverside development | Excellent exceptional links | beautifully interior designedÊ transporttransport links

Salamanca Square, Albert Embankment, SE1 | £470,000 £425,000ÊLeasehold Superb one bedroom apartment | 6th floor | Spacious balcony | 2 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | private terrace |from immaculate condition | London skyline views | Concierge | Moments river

24hr concierge | superior specificationÊ

Time Square, City Quarter, E1 |£600ÊperÊweek £595 pw 2 double bedrooms | Close to Tower Bridge | Bright reception with balcony

1 bedroom | 1 bathroom | balcony | exceptional specification | prestigious development | 24hr concierge | residents gym | moments from CityÊ

St George Wharf, Vauxhall, SW8 | £500,000 £435,000ÊLeasehold Manhattan studio | 5th floor | Exceptional specification | Stunning views

1 bedroom | 1 bathroom | superior specification | period features | fully taking in key landmarks | 24hr concierge | Moments from tube furnished | concierge | moments from tubeÊ

Duchess House,Warren Street,W1T | £500 pw £380ÊperÊweek One double bedroom apartment | Fantastic Location next to Warren St

1 bedroom 1 bathroom | stunning views | exceptional specification | Station | | Beautifully designed 24hr concierge | residents gym | moments from Tube/DLRÊ

Fountain House, St George Wharf, SW8 | £1200 pw £875ÊperÊweek Penthouse Apartment | Fantastic views | On site gym and 24 hr concierge

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Beauchamp Place, Knightsbridge SW3 • 1 Bedroom • 1 Bathroom • Reception room • Cloakroom • Porter • Lift • Approx. 609 sq ft (56.6 sq m) • EPC rating: current (E) potential (D)

£995,000 Leasehold with 115 years remaining

James Burridge 020 7306 1610 jburridge@waellis.com

Sloane Street, Knightsbridge SW1 • 3 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms (en suite) • Guest cloakroom • Reception room • Eat-in kitchen • Porter • Use of gardens & tennis courts • Approx. 1,446 sq ft (134 sq m) • EPC rating: current (D) potential (B)

£2,450 per week Furnished

Lucy Morton 020 7306 1630 lmorton@waellis.com


Richard was quick off the mark in responding to our initial request with concrete proposals and never let us down. We were overseas and Richard was diligent in keeping us informed and advising us on negotiations. Vendor, Cadogan Lane, London SW1

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homes & property

DEVELOPMENT SHOWCASE Luxury and Location

T

he Heron, the City’s first major residential scheme since The Barbican, over 30 years ago, comprises 285 highly specified apartments, right in the heart of the Square Mile. Almost all the lower level residences have been sold, but The Panoramic Collection on floors 31 to 34 are now available to view. Offering generous proportions and exceptional views from full-height windows, The Heron also boasts some of the City’s most extensive terraces. Featuring bespoke parquet hardwood timber floors and book matched marble in the entry, each home is fitted with Boffi kitchens and Gaggenau appliances. Perched on the 35th and 36th floors, are two spectacular duplex penthouses, set to be among London’s most sought after residences. Located in the cultural quarter, the lower floors provide new state-ofthe-art facilities for the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, making The Heron an international cultural destination in its own right, and an exceptional place to live. n

THE HERON, EC2 FROM £3.6M The Heron theheron.co.uk

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FALCONWOOD COURT

Blackheath Village 24 Montpelier Row London SE3 0RS

Exclusive 1 bed suites releasing from £295,000 Limited 2 bed apartments releasing from £695,000

10.30am Saturday 2nd 12noon Sunday 3rd Nov • Private gated landscaped development with secure parking.

Register now:

• Private access to Blackheath Village, station and the Heath.

falconwoodcourt.com

• Moments from Tranquil Vale.

020 7620 1500

• 5% deposit Help to Buy scheme available.

e: sales@galliardhomes.com

All interior images are computer generated.

SHOW APARTMENT VIEWING ON THE DAY


Designed for the City lifestyle

Replace the daily commute with an easy stroll, by living in the very heart of the City at Roman House. This magnificent collection of apartments and penthouses is designed for the demands of today’s City-based international lifestyles and cosmopolitan tastes.


• Residents-only gym

• 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom duplexes and individually designed 3 bedroom penthouses

• 24 hour concierge

• Architecturally significant building, expertly refurbished by Berkeley • Juliet balconies to most apartments; terraces to penthouses

• Luxurious specification includes fully equipped fitted kitchens, engineered timber flooring, underfloor heating • Impressive entrance foyer and lift lobby with feature mosaic • 999 year lease

Luxury 2 & 3 bedroom residences from £1,135,000 The Berkeley Group invests in the skills that keep Britain’s heritage alive

Sales & Marketing Suite open daily 10am-6pm Roman House, Wood Street, London, EC2Y 5BA.

Call: 020 3489 0613 or email: romanhouse@berkeleygroup.co.uk www.roman-house.co.uk

Roman House is a refurbished City landmark with many original features. Our Vision. Your Future.

Proud to be a member of the Berkeley Group of companies

Computer Generated Images depict Roman House and are indicative only. Prices correct at time of press.

• Located in the heart of the City, next to The Barbican


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Temple Fortune’s Best Kept Secret LAUNCH WEEKEND SATURDAY 26TH & SUNDAY 27TH OCTOBER 2013 11am - 4pm

SHOW HOUSE NOW OPEN BY APPOINTMENT 020 8731 9890 Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturdays & Sundays 11am - 4pm

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Carmel Gate, Bridge Lane, Temple Fortune, London NW11 9BB

• A Selection of 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments, Cottages and Houses • Gated Development • Uniformed 24 Hour Concierge • Communal Courtyard • Secure Parking • CCTV Developed by

Prices from £575,000 Subject to Contract

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2 & 3 BEDROOM APARTMENTS …WITH A SPLASH OF LIME

A REFRESHING SLICE OF WATERSIDE LIVING A collection of contemporary 2 & 3 bedroom waterside apartments with a stylish twist. Just minutes from Canary Wharf, Stratford and The City of London.

LATEST PHASE NOW RELEASED. Prices from £340,000*

020 3538 7872 telfordhomes.plc.uk Computer generated images of development. *Prices correct at time of going press.

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