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Dear Resident, As the sun begins to shine, my mind has taken a decided turn towards health. This issue features a slew of stories on wellbeing and focuses on fun. Lauren Romano meets Suzanne Warner, the manager of Cupcake, a delightful Parsons Green-based club for all the family (page 16). This local lifesaver offers informative, supportive baby and toddler classes, as well as activities and events – and the odd party thrown in for good measure. We have also spoken to the team at Rude Health, who have divulged their secrets to healthy living. Incorporating much more than just munching the odd bowl of granola, the company’s ethos proves inspirational. The founders have some fantastic foodie credentials – they also know more than I ever thought possible about milk (page 18). To round up this month’s Journal, the team have spoken to Hammers Ladies’ Rugby Club (page 6), while Jacques Viljoen has interviewed Rory Heron, the founder of MINT Polo in the Park (page 25). In sporting spirit grab your running trainers, we shall see you making good use of the glorious outside space afforded to Fulham residents very soon. To Eel Brook Common or Bishop’s Park! Do not hesitate to get in contact, email: fulham@residentsjournal.co.uk.

Left: Fulham Park Gardens Strutt & Parker (struttandparker.com)

Managing Editor Katie Randall Main Editorial Contributor Lauren Romano Editorial Assistants Lulu Rumsey Henry Hopwood-Phillips

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LOCAL NEWS News of interest for local residents who want to stay on the pulse

Neighbourhood nosh A vague glimmer of recognition might flicker across your face when you bump into them at the bus stop, or you might try to engage in a few fleeting words as you put out the bins, but how well do you really know Mr and Mrs so-and-so from down the road? In a bid to get streets bonding, the Eden Project created The Big Lunch, the UK’s largest annual lunch for neighbours. This year the event takes place on Sunday 2 June and any residents keen to instil some community spirit into their streets still have time to request a Big Lunch pack filled with handy tips and resources from thebiglunch.com.

Jamming at Claude’s

Wi-not? Fulham residents will soon be able to surf the web on the go gratis when free WiFi is introduced to the borough next year. Registered users will be able to access 30 minutes of free WiFi a day and have unlimited access to the Hammersmith & Fulham Council website. A flexible payas-you-go model will be introduced after the first half an hour has ticked by. It is hoped that the initiative will encourage residents to pay for council services such as parking permits and council tax online from their smartphone or tablet.

Locals looking to diversify their hobbies list can now try their hand at learning the ukulele thanks to The Indytute, which recently launched with a whole string of brilliantly inspired and offbeat lessons up its sleeve. Musical cabaret artist and vintage songstress Tricity Vogue will be teaching on Sundays in Claude’s Kitchen above Amuse Bouche. The sing-a-long hour-and a-half sessions are designed for complete beginners and the next classes will be held at 4pm on 2 and 9 June. Visit beginnersukulele. eventbrite.co.uk to book. For information on future dates, email: staffroom@indytute.com. -4-


Toast The Malt House Garden It might only have been open a matter of months but The Malt House has already made a name for itself thanks to its faultless cooking and elegant environs. The last nook to get the makeover treatment – the charming garden out back – will be unveiled on Thursday 20 June. The pub will be laying on complimentary cocktails and canapés for the occasion from 6-7.30pm, so patrons can celebrate the opening in style.

17 Vanston Place, SW6 1AY (malthousefulham.co.uk)

Pick up a picnic Hopefully the sun will be supergluing his hat to his head any day now, bringing with this donning of headgear a glut of glorious sunshine-filled days. In the event that the forecast promises a warm weekend, the rush to stock up on scotch eggs before the world and his wife descend on the nearest park to mark out their picnicking territory can be an ordeal. Thankfully, Boma Green is helping to make the happy occasion a lot more spontaneous and fussfree, with its ready-made picnic hampers that come crammed with all the essentials. Take your pick from a selection of Champagnes, wines, cured meats and cheeses and smugly saunter over to Parsons Green, leaving the sandwich-making assembly lines to those residents not in the know. (bomagreen.co.uk)

Dot to dot It’s colouring pencils at the ready at Nomad Books this month where a drawing class for the youngest of residents has been launched. Artist Mark Pembrey will be teaching children how to capture characters from their favourite stories in fun and interactive ways to help bring bedtime tales alive and vividly engage the imagination and creativity. The classes take place on Friday mornings between 10.30am-11.15am, priced at £3 a session, with free juice to keep the little ones going. Parents can sign up at nomadbooks@yahoo.co.uk or call 020 7736 4000 to reserve a spot.

Heroes in the house

Clockwise from left: Kim Calera - winner Entrepreneur; Bill Cox - winner Charity Worker with the Mayor Cllr Belinda Donovan; Tara Thakkar - winner of young achiever with Adrian Seal, editor of the Fulham Chronicle and Kam Khambay and Bryan Chakowa of Specsavers Fulham

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After weeks of deliberation, the hunt for the borough’s unsung community heroes came to a close, with an awards ceremony at Hammersmith Town Hall. The inaugural Agilisys H&F Heroes Awards saw residents nominating neighbours who they felt went the extra mile to help fellow Fulham dwellers. Among the good deed-doers, Bill Cox walked away with the Charity Worker Award in recognition of the indelible impact he has made on community life. Not only has he been an unswerving presence at Lillie Road recreational grounds for 30 years at the Sunday morning children’s five-a-side football league, but Bill also helps to support deprived residents with job training through his involvement with the Fulham Community Partnership. Another worthy winner, 84-year-old Fulham resident Ralph Land’s monumental fundraising efforts might leave residents several decades younger panting with exhaustion – but that hasn’t stopped Ralph. Over the years he has raised £450,000 for the pancreatic cancer lab at Hammersmith Hospital thanks to many daredevil pursuits, including taking part in a 12,000ft skydive with his identical twin brother Frank. We wonder what he’s got lined up next?


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Fair

Game

Lauren Romano gets a crash course in women’s rugby from Hammers Director of Ladies’ Rugby Lucinda Tauchert. Together she and her teammates are raising the stakes of the women’s game and proving they are every bit as good as the boys

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t’s been a triumphant year for the Hammers ladies who have ended the rugby season on a high, unbeaten on their Hurlingham Park pitch and ascending to a victorious climb one rung up into the next league: Championship 2. Edging a smidge closer to the Premiership brings with it a few changes to the current state of play. When training commences imminently for the new season, the ladies will be flexing their muscles and gearing up for a whole 80-minute game. Together with slight tweaks to the scrum laws, the new rules will see them on an equal playing field with the men’s team. Lucinda is justifiably proud of the achievement as she casts her mind back to the days when the team consisted of a meagre four players, and things were a little less serious. ‘We used to go out and celebrate with the boys after their matches on Saturdays. Then we’d have to play on Sundays when we weren’t feeling too fresh. We still go to support the boys but we save the pub for Sunday now,’ she reasons. Today the

squad count stands at 40: ‘I don’t think anyone could quite have predicted the outcome,’ Lucinda confesses. The ladies’ side celebrates its tenth year this season and, as further testament to how far the team has come, a development squad will be launched next year for those who are new to the sport or a bit anxious about hurtling into the scrum. For the task in hand, one of the ladies’ three coaches is gearing up to cater specifically to growing and nurturing the development team. ‘There’s quite a sizeable gap in the age demographic of women talking up the sport, something which we hope will change as female rugby players continue to garner their fair share of the spotlight,’ Lucinda is quick to point out. While the sport is often played at school, girls have a tendency to ditch it in their teens. They may pick it up at university again where, Lucinda admits, the active social side of things proved a draw for her. Post-uni women, many newly settling in the Big Smoke, on the look-out to forge new friendships -6-


come knocking at the Hammers’ door. The team is thrust together from the off, training for an hourand-a-half on Tuesdays and Thursdays, then playing on Sundays (as Director, Lucinda coordinates a hectic fixture schedule of league matches, friendlies and cup competitions). Lucinda tries to enlist me: ‘It’s quite cathartic being on the pitch after a long week, I promise.’ Lucinda’s love of the game is infectious and it’s clear that the social side of things fuels the camaraderie and team spirit manifest on the pitch. ‘When teams don’t have as active a social calendar it translates to the pitch. Rugby isn’t like football – you can’t have a weaker link, a chink in the armour – you are so totally reliant on your teammates that a strong bond is essential,’ Lucinda tells me as we talk raucous fancy dress nights and drinking sessions at The Larrick Inn. As well as having the stamina to endure the afterhours antics, the girls have to psyche themselves up for the ‘horrific’ pre-season fitness torture sessions. Lucinda scares me with tales of ‘The Grid’ – a four base training circuit which the team runs around 15 times in one direction and then 15 times in the other direction, doing increasing numbers of squats, press-ups and other such gruelling moves at each corner, upping the amount on each successive lap. Lucinda will fortunately be excused from this year’s pre-session slog as she is heading off to the sunnier climes of Australia

for the Lions Tour, with her fetching lion onesie packed in her suitcase. Has the growing prominence of the sport, not typically associated with women, filtered from the top? Lucinda nods after I quiz her on the representation of female rugby players. ‘The profile of sportswomen has received a boost due to televised coverage of women’s rugby matches,’ she muses. Players, like the

Herculean Maggie Alphonsi have become household names, ‘the boys admit she could give them a run for their money’ Lucinda laughs. Other small changes have led to seismic shifts in exposure. After the men’s Six Nations Championship, the organisers now let spectators watch the women’s games for free, meaning that women are getting their long-deserved turn in the spotlight at massive iconic stadiums like Twickenham, I learn. Women are getting rather good at rugby too, which helps matters. Ireland won the Women’s RBS 6 Nations tour this year for the first time with a Grand Slam to boot. Even more excitingly, Lucinda relates that as hosts of the previous Olympics, Britain chose to nominate Rugby Sevens to be included as a new competitive sport in the next Games. Then of course there’s the thrill of the Women’s Rugby World Cup in France next summer, the Men’s World Cup 2015 which Britain will be hosting, Rugby Sevens at the Olympics in 2016 and this year’s 125-year anniversary Lions tour to look forward to. The Hammers soldier on through hell and high water; play is only suspended when the pitch is frozen or there is more than two inches of standing water clogging up the pitch. And, no, that’s not to avoid

It’s clear that the social side of things fuels the camaraderie and team spirit manifest on the pitch the team coming down with the sniffles from wet feet, it’s because that depth of rainwater poses a threat to drowning, apparently. A black eye is a badge of honour here as Lucinda jokingly recalls the time she turned up for her first week of work with a shiner, ‘My colleagues were quite impressed when they found out I played rugby. And I got a seat on the tube,’ she quips. For any ladies wanting to give the sport a try, you needn’t fear any daunting or cruel initiation rituals. There is no trial as such, people are invited to come along, find out what is involved and see if it suits them, which is the most important thing. With the development squad, there is room for players who are still learning the ropes. The wind-down period is only a couple of weeks long before the dreaded preseason fitness regime begins again. But Lucinda will be taking some well-deserved time out from the game, with her four-month stretch cheering on the Lions in Australia. She’s looking forward to escaping the clutches of ‘The Grid’ this year she says in parting. But I reckon she’ll miss the arduous training and the team more than she’s letting on.

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As told to Jacques Viljoen


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An almanac of Marie-Blanche Camps catches up with the local Gallic community who add a little continental seasoning to the south west patch

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mong the 200,000 inhabitants in Fulham proper, 20,000 French nationals are registered with the borough. But, as I often wonder, what is the draw? ‘It looks more like a village than South Ken,’ says local resident Sophie, a banker and mother-of-two. ‘This is also the most convenient place to commute from every morning either to the City or to Mayfair.’ Alongside South Kensington (it is close enough to the so-called ‘Froggie Valley’) where the French Consulate, Ciné Lumière, Institut Français and Lycée Français are located, SW6 reflects the spread of the French community across London. Here in Fulham, regardless of nationality, all families can enjoy living in a village, in London.

A family environment ‘We decided to move to Fulham on the recommendation of a French friend, finding that it would suit all our needs for a family environment. French Lycée schools are easily accessible and there is a good choice of English schools as well. This neighbourhood boasts supermarkets and a street market plus easy access to a motorway for weekend getaways or days out of London. It is also close enough to the Thames to enjoy splendid walks along its banks. To sum up: Fulham has it all!’ says Albane, a volunteer and mother-of -three. Fulham is much appreciated by the French community. ‘And we love the now famous Fulham Palace for picnics or a coffee,’ adds Albane.

French living in Fulham

From A to B ‘We had a look at the Fulham area as it is very close to the Lycée Français in South Kensington. All travelling can be done by bus, which I thought was safer for the children,’ says Bérangère, a financial planner and mother-of-five. ‘I also appreciate the easy access by tube to the West End where I work.’ In fact, lots of buses and four tube stations: Putney Bridge, Parsons Green, West Brompton(includingtheovergroundstation)and Fulham Broadway, allow children to commute easily to and from the Lycée Français, while parents can commute easily to and from the City or Canary Wharf.

Academic sustenance Even if 130 languages are spoken in cosmopolitan Fulham, one hears a lot of French on the street since the Lycée Français opened an annexe – a nursery and primary school (Ecole primaire Marie d’Orliac, 60 Clancarty Road, SW6 3AA) – four years ago. It has joint classes with the Holy Cross school. There is also another bilingual nursery and primary school gracing our streets, L’Ecole des Petits (2 Hazlebury Road, SW6 2NB).

Light entertainment As there is not much sport in the French curriculum, French children thrive in London with access to dance classes in French at La Sylvaine School of Dance (lasylvaine.co.uk) and at L’Ecole des Petits (lecoledespetits.co.uk) and Fulham Prep School (fulhamprep.co.uk). Children can also play football in French with

Duet Football Academy (duetacademymyfc. com) in South Park every Wednesday afternoon. Les Ateliers de Fulham offers after-school classes held at the Ecole primaire Marie d’Orliac, which include a wide range of teaching, from music, sport, DIY and more. You name it and they provide: ukulele, yoga, fencing – and all in French too. Music’all (musicall.org.uk), a local music school running on Saturdays in Parsons Green, offers individual tuition on ten different instruments. It has an impressive three chamber ensembles, five choirs and one orchestra, all in French. Even mothers can practise their yoga in French and English at The Power Yoga Company (11-12 Lettice Street, SW6 4EH), which was founded by two French ladies.

Food for the soul The area is equally lively day and night with its shops and restaurants: ‘There is definitely a very French feel to Fulham. We benefit from some great bakeries and cafés in Parsons Green. It feels almost like a small bit of Paris and so close to home. Aren’t we lucky,’ says Henrietta, a British Francophile living in Fulham. You can find a proper baguette at Le Pain Quotidien (70 Parsons Green, SW6 4HU) – well, even if it is a Belgian bakery. If you head to the North End Road Market on Fridays and Saturdays, a French cheesemonger from Le pays de Caux will offer a large number of delicious cheeses from Normandy. ‘There is quite a strong French community in Fulham but I don’t feel it through restaurants or shops,’ says Sophie. Except Côte (45-47 Parsons Green, SW6 4HH), a brasserie-style restaurant. ‘There are no proper French brand shops nor French bistrots,’ regrets Albane. ‘But that is just as well, as we like to feel that we live in England.’ You will certainly find French people at the White Horse (1-3 Parsons Green, SW6 4UL), merrily sipping a glass of Pimm’s in the summer months. It is, after all, ever so British and the mix of the two cultures is what we love and appreciate.

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the CALENDAR Diary dates for residents looking for the best in the local area’s events

7 June

9 June

12-15 & 19-22 June

Soul sister

Secret Seven

Flying high

The unequivocal voice of singing sensation Jocelyn Brown rings through the airways at Under the Bridge this month. Having collaborated with all and sundry, from soul shakers and disco producers Luther Vandross, Michael Jackson and Roberta Flack to name but a few – Jocelyn first tested her vocal chords singing with various Brooklyn gospel choirs at church. Those weekly singing sessions soon laid the foundations for her onward and upward rise to musical fame, complete with a successful recording career and a very memorable discography.

As we blanket the wide green yonder of Bishop’s Park with picnic rugs, spare a thought for the curious creatures lurking in the tangled undergrowth. Craftly camouflaged in the canopy of trees, the UK’s slowest-growing organism resides, trudging along at slothenly pace. Intrigued? Professional wildlife guide Brenna Boyle leads a free guided walk entitled ‘The Seven Wonders of Bishop’s Park and Fulham Palace’ around the deceptively tame wilderness, whose other curious residents include a predator without eyes and a bird that has developed a faulty waterproofing system.

Pop-up dining club Mile High prepares to touch down in Sicily this month, giving its next string of culinary soirées a continental twist. Coming to a secret West London venue, the aviation-themed evenings evoke the golden age of glamorous 1950s air travel, complete with a departure lounge bar knocking up Aperol spritz and a cabin crew straight from Pan Am. Ex-Moro chef Oliver Templeton has devised a menu of swordfish with fennel and crispy capers, veal sweetbreads, wild rice risotto and burnt peach and cherry gelato. A taste of Sicily without actually stepping foot on a plane.

Tickets from £28, Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, SW6 1HS (underthebridge.co.uk)

Free, 11am-1pm (booking essential), Bishop’s Avenue SW6 6EA (fulhampalace.org)

Dinner tickets £65, Secret West London location (dinemilehigh.com)

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16 June

18-22 June

Until 22 June

Midsummer marvels

Game, set, match

In the deep

The Bishops of London knew how to throw a good party and, over the years, Fulham Palace and its gardens has certainly provided the backdrop for many a colourful knees-up. Proving that the palace is still the hostess with the mostess, its gardens will welcome revellers for an afternoon of family fun. Crafts and games will take place on the imposing lawns skirting the palace and dressing-up boxes will be dotted about, spilling a colourful assortment of costumes onto the grass. Thankfully there’s no need to book, so weather permitting you can head over for some spontaneous fun in the sun.

The swoosh of tennis balls hurtling through the air at alarming speeds will fill the grounds at The Hurlingham Club this month as the BNP Paribas Tennis Classic returns. World No.2 Andy Murray will continue his Wimbledon warm-up here it has been confirmed, joined on the court by other top 20 ATP stars including Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Tommy Haas. Tennis legends Pat Cash, Henri Leconte and Andrew Castle will also play over the course of the fiveday event in front of a crowd of 600 tennis fans seated in glorious surroundings.

Australian circus company Casus touches down at Riverside Studios this month, wellwarmed up and ready to flex their bodies in all manner of strange and staggering ways. Twisting, contorting and pushing their frames to the absolute limit with gasp-worthy choreography, the troupe of four performers explore the fragility of physical strength and human tenderness in a touching display of graceful and captivating movements which are a far cry from many other slapstick circus acts.

Tickets from £15, Tuesday-Friday at 7.30pm Saturdays 5.30pm & 7.30pm, Sundays 6pm Crisp Road, W6 9RL (riversidestudios.co.uk)

SOUL SISTER midsummer marvels

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Image: Oleg Tolstoy

Image: © catbradley.com

Free, 1pm-4pm, Bishop’s Avenue, SW6 6EA (fulhampalace.org)

Packages available from £259+VAT per person, Ranelagh Gardens, SW6 3PR (bnpparibastennisclassic.com)


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FOOD & DRINK Tasty treats and delicious victuals; we explore the area through our tastebuds

Return to

The Rose

A rose by any other name could hardly smell as sweet. The Rose, Fulham, has undergone several guises in the last few years (and numerous name changes), but in returning to its original moniker, Lulu Rumsey finds that the village-style pub is finally in its element

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n the midst of London, The Rose has managed to carve out a name for itself as a village pub through and through. Given the fact that it’s a stone’s throw away from the thoroughfare of Fulham Broadway, it lies at the tip of the King’s Road and is only a short walk from Chelsea Football Club, the

My companion goes for a colourful pan fried baby squid with coriander and chilli dressing, for which I’ll admit to experiencing pangs of food envy as the aromas wafted over village-esque cosy atmosphere is an impressive attribute and one that’s rare to come across. This is first and foremost a comfortable evening out: the staff are exceptionally warm and friendly, you can move where you wish since there are no distinctions between eating and drinking seats and tables and there are plenty of nooks for quiet catch-ups and close conversations. I’d crossed my fingers frantically before my visit in the hope that the weather would hold out and allow me to sit in the leafy surroundings of The Rose’s garden. Sadly, it wasn’t to be, but the fleeting glimpse I did get was enough to convince me anyway: there surely cannot be an outside spot more perfectly suited to alfresco summer socialising in central London. Taking our places indoors, my companion and I got down to the important part: the food. The Rose’s menu is not extensive, but every item on it is a classic dish done

very well and there’s certainly nothing lacking. I opt for the grilled English asparagus and poached egg on toast, with a hollandaise sauce. It’s a great dish for the season: light and fresh with an egg that’s poached to perfection. My companion goes for a colourful pan-fried baby squid with coriander and chilli dressing, for which I’ll admit to experiencing pangs of food envy as the aromas wafted over. For our mains, we both opted for the taste of red meat; I, for the slow-roasted lamb shoulder, delicately torn and served off the bone with an array of diminutive buttered Jersey Royal potatoes and pea purée. Across the table arrived a beef, cheddar and bacon burger and rustic, skin-on chips. I actually didn’t see a lot of either – both disappeared sharpish – but both received a glowing reception. We rounded - 12 -

off the evening with a shared rich, dark chocolate torte, served with fresh raspberries and vanilla cream. My visit seemed like an early insight into what the rest of the season will bring Fulham diners: tasty, hearty yet fresh dishes and spectacular service, all within an endearingly relaxed atmosphere. This will be the second summer for The Rose under its current management, and it looks set to be a good one.

1 Harwood Terrace, SW6 2AF, 020 7731 1832 (therosefulham.com)


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out & about The events and activities on our radar in central London Image: Sky away from the Lights, © Tunç Tezel, 2010

12-23 June

Swan on The English National Ballet’s incarnation of Tchaikovsky’s beloved Swan Lake arrives at the Royal Albert Hall. A graceful gaggle of 60 swans swamp the arena to enact the much-recited story of the unfortunate Princess Odette who falls foul of an evil sorcerer’s curse, with sequences of intricate footwork and gravity-defying leaps. From £10-£67, Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP (royalalberthall.com)

Image: Astronauts repairing the Hubble Space Telescope © NASA

Photo: Arnaud Stephen

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Throughout June and July

Party animals Wild things on the prowl for a memorable end of the week experience should make a note of Zoo Lates, which return to ZSL London Zoo every Friday night in June and July. Here grown-ups can get their groove on with 17,500 creatures from all walks of the animal kingdom and unleash their inner child in an urban jungle complete with an adult-sized ball pond, cabaret acts and carousel rides. Those on the hunt for refreshments can pounce on the Garden Wine Bar or the Street Food Festival before visiting the zoo’s new £3.6m Tiger Territory.

7 June – 15 September

Out of this world Although we might like to believe that we are masters of the universe, Planet Earth is really only a tiny speck riding its orbit on the swirling waves of the Milky Way. To emphasise our minuteness, dwarfed by galaxies only visible to the telescopic eye, the National Maritime Museum will host a fascinating exhibition that charts the development of astronomical imaging from the days of Galileo. Visions of the Universe encompasses more than 100 awe-inspiring snapshots, from glittering clusters of stars forming thousands of light years away to the ‘Mars Window’ where the latest images from NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover space mission are beamed onto the wall.

£25, Outer Circle Regent’s Park, NW1 4RY (zsl.org)

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10 June – 18 August

A summer tradition This year marks the 245th Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition. The crowd-pulling cultural occasion remains the largest open-submission contemporary art show in the world and one where the work of emerging artists sits alongside offerings from more established names. Painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, architecture and film are all represented among the 1,000-strong catalogue of artworks, and the majority of the works on show are for sale. Bring your wallet and your artistic intuition and you might just go home with a creation by the next big thing.

£10, Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1J 0BD (royalacademy.org.uk) Image © The Ro yal

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26 June – 20 October

Smoke city L S Lowry took it upon himself to immortalise the churning, chimneypitted industrial landscape of days gone by. Now his recognisable urban scenes have been gathered together to form a major exhibition at Tate Britain. Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life examines the way in which the artist captured the gritty reality of these swelling urban districts and the people who lived and worked there. His singular fascination with everyday life within the brooding, sooty panoramas of his oeuvre provides a fascinating and lasting tribute to Britain’s industrial past.

£16.50 (£14.50 concessions), Millbank, SW1P 4RG (tate.org.uk) Left: L S Lowry, Industrial Landscape 1955, © The estate of L S Lowry

Right: Gary Hume, Tulips 2009, Private Collection, © Gary Hume; Below: Patrick Caulfield, Selected Grapes 1981, British Council Collection

20 June – 29 September

Hollywood walk of shame Immersive theatre pioneers Punchdrunk have taken up the baton of boundary-pushing performance they left behind several years ago when they upped sticks to the USA, blazing back onto the scene with their latest production The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable. A co-production with the National Theatre coming to a secret disused building in Zone 1 this month, the seedy side of Hollywood is the subject of the wartsand-all tale of Temple Pictures, where aspiring thespians cling to a world clouded by their own star-chasing delusions. A roaming audience is part of the immersive fun, so don your comfiest shoes and get ready for a wander. From £29.50, secret Zone 1 location (punchdrunk.com)

5 June –1 September

Double take Pockets feeling the pinch will be glad of Tate Britain’s latest cultural and cash-friendly initiative. This summer, in an art equivalent of the supermarket Buy One Get One Free, entry to two separate exhibitions featuring the works of two renowned British painters can be secured with one ticket. Working across different time periods, Gary Hume’s vivacious and vibrant compositions and abstract shapes hang in contrast to Patrick Caulfield’s iconic reinterpretations of traditional genres, displayed in the next room.

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his might get a bit messy,’ warns David, Cupcake’s very own Jamie Oliver and leader of the Story Cook class, as he scoops up a squishy handful of puréed dates, nutmeg, cinnamon, honey and pure cocoa powder, rolling it into a truffle-sized blob in his palm. His audience of ten or so little ones congregated in the Bubble Zone don’t need to be told twice and avidly follow suit, pudgy fingers diving into the mixture. A medley of mums, dads, grandmothers and nannies help them dust their sweet spheres in a frosting of coconut. No sooner have I crossed the threshold at Cupcake, tucked away down the pleasantly sleepy stretch of Heathmans Road than I get a sense of what it must be like to be knee-high again. A kid’s kingdom unfolds before my eyes, filled with a gaggle of toddlers and boisterous under-fives who race around at breakneck speed. This safe and welcoming dominion is a place where the smallest of local residents hold sovereignty. The daily pilgrimage to Cupcake’s door is made by many local families. Adults arrive at the pushchair parking lot, manoeuvre their buggy into a slot and then release their minors into the playful pandemonium behind the child-proof gate. But, don’t be fooled by its colourful interior, with ball pit and baskets brimming with toys; Cupcake is as much

Lauren Romano enters the domain of tots and their attendant grown-ups at Parsons Green’s answer to the Mary Poppins academy, Cupcake

about grown-ups as it is children. General manager Suzanne Warner and I discuss the roots of the family club over a cup of tea and (true to brand) a baby pink frosted cupcake from the café. There are many tiers to this cake. Adult fitness sessions, parenting seminars, baby and toddler classes; you name it, Cupcake’s got it, I soon discover. The all-singing, all-dancing club ticks every requirement of a growing family unit, all under one roof. This formula is responsible for the unique social hub I find myself sitting in, which doubles as an enriching wellbeing destination for parents and carers keen to mingle with a support network of other parents prior to their little ones starting school. The club doles out pep talks to anxious prospective mothers too as they prepare for the start of a life-changing chapter and supports them, their spouses and extended family network by welcoming babies from the age of four weeks up to five years old with a range of different packages. Cupcake also offers a gentle reminder to those juggling parental responsibilities that taking time for their own wellbeing is a vital part in the whole process. It doesn’t matter how comfortable your home situation is, Suzanne tells me as we sit surveying the scene in what she describes as the ‘second living room’. It won’t make you any more prepared to deal with the quandaries parenthood throws up.

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This extension of the family home vibe couldn’t be more different from the initial beginnings of the Cupcake story. The first blueprint from the club (then named Cupcake Mum) was built with pampering as its cornerstone. An on-site spa and a glut of beauty treatments contributed to a time-out zone where new mums could indulge in a little ‘me time’. It became apparent after a while though that this model wasn’t enough for busy parents wanting to bond with their babies and be pro-active in their approach to fitness

Don’t be fooled by its colourful interior, with ball pit and baskets brimming with toys; Cupcake is as much about grown-ups as it is children and wellbeing. Pampering was all very well, but there are only so many massages you can have in a week. ‘There was definitely a gap in the market for an all-inone family formula, especially given the demographic of the local area,’ Suzanne explains. By ditching the ‘Mum’ and rebranding simply as ‘Cupcake’ the club evolved into an all-inclusive and dynamic destination with more than 90 interactive classes a week designed with every family member in mind. Membership is a golden ticket to family classes seven days a week and includes children’s classes with mum, dad, two little ones, nanny or grandparents in tow. The timetable for little ones is colour-coded with sessions for non-movers, movers and mixed ages, and is designed to help fuel the imagination and support all-round development. Highlights in the baby department include Bouncing Bunnies, a fun, fitness regime and Buddha Babies, which involves songs, baby massage and yoga positions for adults and babies from six weeks to 18 months. This streak of ingenuity continues with the toddler classes too. Little Crafty Picassos does what it says on the paint pot and a whole lot more, considering different genres of painting and dropping in snippets of trivia to engage the adults as well as children. Then there’s Mini Bop, which is

an ideal and gentle introduction back into post-natal exercise. ‘You can bring your baby sling along and join in with the rhythmic moves together – it’s not too strenuous yet great for mums who are still too self-conscious to do yoga,’ Suzanne enthuses. And if a doctor or dentist appointment tears adults away, children can be left in safe hands at the colourful crèche for up to two hours (or if you’re on-site enjoying a fitness class, you can leave the little’uns for up to four hours). Upstairs at Slice Studios there’s 80s Aerobics (Residents’ Journal tried and tested), adult ballet, barre workout, Pilates, dynamic yoga, boot camp and speciality classes for new mums with prams and mums-to-be. These take place in three beautiful studios: the VIP Room for very important parents, the light-filled The Oasis and The Den, a calming yoga and Pilates arena. With a nod to the summer holidays and the older members of the brood having a six-week stretch in front of them, members and non-members alike will be enticed by the series of summer workshops. Apart from that, the arsenal of activities on offer is pretty much set in stone, as routine is the name of the game here: ‘Families plan their day around the sessions so it’s vital to keep the timetable reliable,’ Suzanne explains. Back in the bubble zone with a bump, and David forewarns the adults wiping ankle-biters’ sticky fingers: ‘Only give them half at once: they’re very energy-rich’ as he boxes up the treats, shouting over the din. The carnage of spilled mixture, fingerprint smears and colourful upturned bowls scattered the length of the table has produced a few dozen rows of home-made ‘incredi-balls’ which look rather deceptively like chocolate truffles. It’s a clever trick and one that clearly works as the little cooks can’t wait to sample the fruits of their labour. Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it?

11 Heathmans Road, SW6 4TJ, 020 7186 6000 (new.cupcakemum.com) For membership enquiries email mumcierge@cupcakemum.com.

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HEAlth & beauty

The Residents’ Journal chats to health foodmongers, Rude Health who are bringing breakfasts fit for a king to a table near you

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here are only three things we need to do to survive: eat, drink and sleep. So why not make the eating element both enjoyable and nourishing?’ Rude Health’s co-founder Camilla Barnard fills me in on the brand’s ethos, one which has been putting sustainable and scrumptious food in Fulham bellies since 2006. Muesli, porridge, granola, cereals and snacks to help you power through the mid-morning munchies, are all tried and tested by the willing team at Rude Health’s Fulham HQ. ‘There are times when we are too full of granola or snack bars to eat lunch,’ Camilla admits. ‘The farm to fork ethos is hugely important to me’ she continues. ‘I am convinced that our disconnection from what’s on our plates and how it was produced is a big part of why we have become so price focused. Do you realise, for example, that milk costs the same as bottled water? It’s ridiculous and if we aren’t careful we’ll lose our dairy farmers.’ Sustainability is the name of the game at Rude Health but that doesn’t necessarily dictate that each and every ingredient used to

make the morish foodstuffs is locally sourced. ‘Our food comes from where it grows best. Our oats are from the UK as our wet summers provide optimum oat-growing conditions, but our brazil nuts come from Brazil because the lucky Brazilians have the ideal climate for growing them – and for carnivals,’ Camilla adds. ‘This ensures we get the best tasting ingredients that can be grown in harmony with the environment.’ ‘We want people to enjoy our food but we also want them to have a desire to dig deeper. This is one of the reasons we started the Rude Health Rants – to give producers and farmers a platform and get people interested in understanding where their food comes from.’ Talking of rants, fellow co-founder Nick’s hot topic at the moment is milk. So called ‘full-fat’ milk is apparently only 4 per cent fat, which is actually low fat, particularly compared to - 18 -

many other foods we eat. Team Rude Health believes it should really be called ‘normal milk.’ ‘Skimming, homogenizing and pasteurising milk removes lots of the goodness, the creaminess and the joy of real, raw milk,’ I learn. When they’re not putting the finishing touches to their new dairy-alternative drink range, the well-breakfasted bunch are advocates of doing their bit for the local environment. ‘We’re all keen cyclists and walkers and our wormery produces more compost than our urban handkerchief garden can use, so we give it to the man who grows the food for our vegetable box.’ Camilla is clear on what sets the brand apart from other health food producers: ‘We are very demanding and uncompromising about our food and will only use the highest quality natural ingredients. We are honest in what we make and do and we encourage people to learn more about the food they eat.’ A mission statement which is almost as commendable as the honey nut granola. Rude Health, we salute you.

Rude Health foods are stocked at a number of local shops and can be snapped up online (rudehealth.com)

Left: Camilla and Nick, founders of Rude Health

In rude health

Left: Camilla of Rude Health

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the beauty

boutique

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Lauren Romano takes the weight off her feet as she steps into the chic sanctuary of calm that is La Durbin Boutique

he first thing that strikes me the moment the door swings shut on Fulham Palace Road is just how charming La Durbin Boutique is. The recently opened beauty emporium smacks of old school Hollywood glamour meets Parisian chic, with plush, peach-toned chairs, delicately dangling chandelier lamps and black and white photos of starlets such as Elizabeth Taylor adorning the walls. Clearly something of an interior designer, when she’s not snipping her customers’ hair, owner Latifa Durbin decorated the place herself. To say my welcome is warm is an understatement; Latifa greets me as though she is ushering me into her home. If truth be told going to get my hair done at a new salon fills with me with dread, having had my fair share of unflattering cuts in the past. My experience at La Durbin Boutique couldn’t have been more different. Latifa and her lovely team are so bubbly and put you immediately at ease. They are also refreshingly honest and don’t try

to talk you into anything outlandish with faux flattery. My consultation was very thorough and the massage chair that I plonked myself into while my locks were being washed deserves a special mention – its gentle vibrations lulled me to near sleep. The blow dry that followed was the best I’ve ever had. Usually my fine hair means any hint of a blow-dry bounce flies away within five minutes of stepping outside. This one didn’t budge all evening and felt so swishable I ended up bycotting my original box-set watching plans for a night out. If that’s not a sign of a good cut and blow-dry, I don’t know what is. Next up the pampering continued at the cosy manicure area, where low lighting and classical music made the whole experience thoroughly relaxing. My tired hands felt like putty after a gentle massage and my beautician took her time to give my nails some proper TLC. Cuticles were pushed back and smothered in nourishing oil, before she got down to applying flashes of uplifting

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bright red polish. The neatly applied coats remained unchipped for a week. Once my treatments were complete, Latifa showed me around the back yard, which will soon be transformed into an intimate outside courtyard space where guests can relax in between a host of treatments, from Dermalogica facials to massages and Sienna X spray tans, which are administered in the homely treatment rooms. La Durbin Boutique has only been open for a couple of months but has already built up a loyal clientele; and I suspect Latifa and her team’s friendly presence is as much accountable for this fact, as the faultless treatments on offer. I spent nearly three contented hours at the salon in the end and not once did I feel as though I had outstayed my welcome.

339 Fulham Palace Road, 020 3302 3973 (ladurbinsalon.co.uk)


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All About

India

Determined to bring beautiful textiles from India into Fulham homes, Sophie Gaze and Tiff Bagnall, founders of Andara Home, talk to Anna Zeuner about craft, camaraderie and a centuries-old tradition

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n Hindi, the word ‘andara’ means ‘welcome inside’ – and the sentiment could not be more fitting for the simple but elegantly opulent lifestyle accessories of Andara Home, a young Fulham-based business that is inspired by the rich textile heritage of India. Following the new collection release this year, which adds glorious kimono robes, casual clutch bags and new cushion designs (all hand-decorated with block printed pattern) to the existing range, I meet founders Sophie Gaze and Tiff Bagnall to learn what it is about India they love. Imagine the girlish reverie if, when first introduced aged just nine, the duo had been told they’d be visiting far off lands together 20 years later, creating beautiful things that people desire for themselves

and their homes, and living just streets apart. Now both 28, their creative venture, launched in 2011, means they’re doing just that. While Sophie studied Structural Textiles at Leeds and went on to work as a homeware buyer at Lombok, Tiff moved to Mumbai with her husband (introduced to her by Sophie) where she studied textile design and immersed herself in the strong traditions of India’s textile industry, learning embroidery and block printing, and working with vivid colour. The lightbulb moment occurred when Sophie visited Tiff in India. Perhaps, they thought, something special could be achieved by combining their contrasting approaches and experience - design meets retail, traditional processes meet cutting edge techniques. At the same time they identified a gap in the market for lifestyle products that reflected the bold, vibrant character of Indian textiles, with the Western appetite for fresh, simple design. ‘We saw there was a lack of beautiful fresh

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homeware and accessories that are more affordable than places like Ochre but better quality and more unique than Zara Home,’ Sophie explains. ‘The design of our textiles and products starts with putting pencil to tracing paper, and is carried on using Photoshop – this dual approach to design makes us different.’ Evident in the focus of their designs, Sophie and Tiff are passionate about the revival of hand block printing, a dying art in India that stretches back centuries. ‘Artisans in India have been passing down block printing skills for generations, but today the younger generation are looking to move to the city and work in call centres,’ Tiff tells me. ‘Block printers are fast becoming akin to an endangered species. We want to shout about this skill, as well as the tremendously beautiful textiles and designs of India. No matter what we add to our collection, this is why we have to keep the India connection.’ In fact, Andara is not alone in recognising the high level of craftsmanship and quality in India’s textile industry. Vogue India’s ‘Project Renaissance’ is an initiative that has unearthed the very best artisans from rural India, experts in a multitude of precise and laborious dying, printing and weaving techniques, partnering them with global design labels to create one-off designs that celebrate high-class and high-quality products made in India. Even David Cameron is opening up trade routes in recognition of this relatively untapped industry, with its innovative wealth of design and skill. Sanganer, near to Jaipur, Rajasthan, is renowned for block printing, and it is here that Andara Home’s supplier is based. They visit once a year, which as Tiff explains might not be as glamorous as it sounds: ‘Working in India can be exciting but also beyond frustrating at times. These guys are experts in their craft and it took them a while to understand where we were coming from when they’ve been doing it a certain way for centuries.’ Sophie agrees: ‘There is so much pleasure in engaging with the traditional side of textile design, standing in the factories, negotiating deals, picking

the right fabrics – but they sometimes struggle with the idea of adding pompoms and tassels to everything.’ The extent of the operation involved in bringing the girls’ designs to life is something to marvel at, and gives a tantalising element of narrative to the final products. The entire village is involved in the process of textile production – the local mill produces the cotton, teak carvers create the printing blocks, the ‘colour master’ mixes the colours, and a team of printers complete the design. The process is a lengthy one involving many hands and many hours. Simply producing a printing block can take around 15 days – three days carving and 10 or more days soaking in oil. Patience is certainly a virtue in this business. But the results exude the magic of a handmade touch, and the appeal is wide. Strong block colours and shapes, and the boldness of repetition, are softened by expanses of bare material – often 100 per cent cotton – where natural texture speaks for itself. These are unpretentious, subtle and elegant products, with a strong beachy vibe and something of the luxury travel feel about them. From the Bahara Parasols with patterns on the

Block printers are fast becoming akin to an endangered species. We want to shout about this skill, as well as the tremendously beautiful textiles and designs of India underside to delicate tassel trim sarongs, they are practical, high quality goods with flare. If you’ve not yet encountered Andara Home at the Durrell Arms’ Fulham Christmas Fair, which Sophie and Tiff have organised with other small creative businesses for the last three years, don’t fret. Their lifestyle products are increasingly widely stocked across independent boutiques in urban and southern England, including Mint Source in Wimbledon, Gallery 196 in Regent’s Park, Pippa London on Formosa Street, Fulham Palace Garden Centre and Barbed in Barnes. The brand is also stocked in shops in Greece, Paris and Saudi Arabia… these girls are setting their sights global, there’s no doubt about that. For the time being we can credit Sophie and Tiff with bringing a bright and bold taste of India to British shores, and to the heart of Fulham, and whilst they stick to their principle of ‘designing what we like,’ I can’t wait to see what comes next.

If you would like to see the Andara Home collection, please call to arrange an appointment: 020 7736 8204 or email: info@andarahome.co.uk (andarahome.co.uk)

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Building

blocks

Lauren Romano meets Pascal Huser, the man who swapped his briefcase for a hard hat, to head up one of London’s most innovative teams of builders

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r Pascal Huse

itting behind the desk at his quirky Parsons Green Lane office, vintage robots stationed on sentry duty in the corner, the once Vice President of Switzerland’s principle stock exchange is devising a master plan for his latest basement conversion. His career trajectory might seem rather outlandish on paper – a journey which has seen Pascal turn his back on the boardroom to coordinate a team of more than 50 skilled inhouse tradesmen – but the transition into building wasn’t quite as unexpected as one might imagine, he explains. ‘As a child I would often draw and paint portraiture and urban landscapes from life and I went on to study Fine Art Painting. My graduation in 1985 coincided with the time of ‘Big Bang’ in the city. Despite my passion for art and design, I had to be realistic about the challenges of making a living from my art,’ he relates. ‘However, in 1999, as a result of a re-organisation of the Swiss Stock Exchange, I had the opportunity to explore my interest in interior design and decoration.’ This interest led him to establish Pascal Huser Build & Design in 2000. His company tackles everything from

full home refurbishments to basement excavations and has been responsible for imaginatively transforming residential properties across Fulham, Chelsea and Kensington. Parsons Green was the natural choice for the business: ‘After 14 years of commuting to the city, as well as extensive foreign travel, I decided to base myself where I live,’ he confesses. As a local resident, Pascal has noted first-hand the renovation trends springing up in SW6 homes. ‘If you look across Fulham you will notice that there have been waves of particular types of work. Ten to fifteen years ago lofts were all the rage. A few years later the trend moved towards creating a larger eat-in kitchen, somewhere to unwind with a view of the garden. These side and rear extensions are still hugely popular and represent a significant portion of the work we undertake. However, the latest trend has been that of creating significant additional space by digging down,’ Pascal tells me. ‘It makes enormous sense from both a life-style point of view, as well as a financial one.’ Preparing for a massive renovation of your home can be a big upheaval Pascal admits. ‘Despite having full working drawings, ideas evolve as we work on site and often design changes occur. Not every client is able to understand drawings and it is during the build and creation of spaces that this can be reviewed in three dimensions.’ Pascal pops by from time-to-time

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The latest trend has been that of creating significant additional space by digging down. It makes enormous sense from both a life-style point of view as well as a financial one

to check things are running smoothly too. ‘Because of my direct involvement with all our projects, I do make regular periodic visits. Depending on where we are based, these can be daily or just a couple of times a week. That said, communication between me, our site foremen, project managers and key staff happens on a daily basis. We also encourage site meetings with our clients to suit their availability.’ Pascal’s team already works closely with a handful of architects and an in-house architect joined the team six months ago, so they now offer a design service too, I learn. Many of the homes in the area are period properties, with their own unique quirks and features. Does the age of these homes ever pose problems I wonder out loud? ‘The challenges are more often when works of a poor quality have been carried out in the past, particularly 10 to 20 years ago when building regulations and planning was not as stringent as it is now,’ Pascal tells me. ‘Some clients like to move with the times and are not particularly attached to original features, so stripping these out enables the house to be re-wired for all the latest technology needs.’ As we talk, I am distracted by photos of a recently completed project on Gowan Avenue, which has been

beautifully overhauled to create a fully functional, strikingly contemporary family property. ‘This project was designed by Hogarth Architects with input from us. The house measured 2,000 square foot when the owners bought it and by excavating a basement and extending the rear ground floor, the overall footprint was extended to just a little over 3,000 square foot. The main challenge was timing as the clients were keen to move in to the property two months earlier than the agreed completion date as this coincided with the end of their tenancy elsewhere. We discussed with them what they saw as their main priorities and delivered exactly to that schedule.’ When I grill him on what makes the services he offers stand out from the crowd, his answer is definitive. ‘Our distinction is a focus on detail, design and service and a level of finish and care that is hard to find elsewhere. All our clients have high expectations in all other areas of their lives, be it work, travel, schooling. When it comes to their home, why should they compromise?’ And with Pascal at hand, they certainly don’t have to.

26 Parsons Green Lane, SW6 4HS (huser.co.uk)

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his month I would like to start by thanking everyone who attended the launch of the Hammersmith & Fulham Cookbook (all proceeds going to my charity: West London Action for Children). It really was a dream come true to launch this book as I have always wanted to be involved in writing a cookery book ever since I can remember. You can still buy the book from the West London Action for Children website and support the worthy cause. I would also like to put in a plug this month for a wonderful exhibition of Brook Green Artists. The event is taking place from Wednesday 3 July to Saturday 6 July, from 11am-6 pm at Hammersmith Library. The exhibition is completely free to attend and is the brainchild of Gilia who puts in such a lot of work at our archives. At this point in the Mayor’s Diary, I would like to give a very special thanks to Ita and Keith who run the Mayor’s Office in the Town Hall and have made my year (sadly drawing to a close at the end of May), a very special one. Ita and Keith are amazingly hard-working and I have never known them not be cheerful. They have kept my schedule as Mayor running like clockwork, and also organise Remembrance Sunday and the Full Council Meetings. I was very privileged this month to lay a wreath on the grave of Mary Seacole. Mary is a largely unsung hero of the Crimean War, however thanks to campaigning from the Mary Seacole Memorial Association, she now features in the National Curriculum. Mary was officially forbidden from going to the Crimean War, but she went anyway. She treated those who could afford medical care and those who could not, giving her time for free. She spent any money she had, so much so that she did not even have a gravestone, until recently. A stone was recently provided by the Memorial Association. It was a huge honour to work my way through the many ornate graves at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Ceremony and help, along with other Mayors, cover her grave with flowers. I want to end by paying tribute to my fellow Mayors from the other 32 London Boroughs (and yes, we are Mayors, not Mayoresses – it was not until 1928 that women got the vote. The story goes that the first woman who was elected as a Councillor had to resign as she was not considered able to take up the post). Thank you to all my mayoral colleagues THE H IT M S R who have made my year so special. E M HAM AM LHOK FU Although my time as Mayor will have & CO OKBO come to an end, I will be back next Mayor nts collected by the reside and restaurants Recipes from local month writing about the fascinating people who make our borough so special. 09/04/2013

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club culture Rugby match report by Henry Tanner Hammers 46 vs Grasshoppers 22 (20 April 2013) Hammers put in a superb performance at the weekend. Mark Blyghton, a long standing Hammers servant, will not be standing as captain for the next season after guiding Hammers so successfully over the last four years. Grasshoppers were the opposition searching for a win to avoid relegation. Hammers turned up to a rock-hard, partially green surface and pleasant temperatures, looking to play the ‘Hammers brand’ of free-flowing rugby. With a number of players making their last appearance before leaving for pastures new, the homeside were looking to mark the match with a sound performance. Things started well for Hammers. Their defensive line was working effectively and the Grasshoppers played to their strengths with their characteristic kicking game. From one of the beginning attacks, the away side were penalised for a breakdown infringement and Neil McClure stepped up for the obligatory three points. From there, Hammers took their foot off the gas and slipped off numerous tackles. After some strong words from Blyghton, Hammers controlled the game a bit better. When the Hammers worked themselves into the opposition territory, centre Will Jeffs found himself running at gap, and with some weak tackling, scored the Hammers’ opening try. To credit the Grasshoppers, their heads did not drop and the team could have scored again within a few minutes. However a huge hit from Shane Knyvett on the oppositions’ hooker meant he spilt the ball. Henry Tanner, on the wing, did not pass up the opportunity and had a straight foot race to the line from 70 metres. Grasshoppers scored a penalty, making it 17-10 at half time. After more strong words at the team talk, the second half turned into a one-sided affair as the Grasshoppers lost focus and Hammers exploited the gaps. Two tries in the space of five minutes mirrored each other. Both from lineouts, Will Jeffs and James Lo found themselves in acres of space off one phase play and scored under the posts again. Both were converted. Grasshoppers pulled back a try from a driven lineout and this was preceded by a penalty taking the score to 39-15. Hammers responded through Tanner again, when a Grasshoppers attack faltered and the loose ball was pounced on by the winger. The visitors ended up with the final word. The threatening opposition winger again was afforded too much space and raced over from the halfway line, despite the best efforts of McClure. This was converted and the referee blew the final whistle at 46-22. A fitting end to the season. If there weren’t so many games lost at the earlier stages of the season, Hammers would have been pushing closer for a play-off position this year.


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Above: Rival players George Meyrick and Max Charleton Left: Team captains in the Royal Terrace

From the

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INT Polo in the Park returns to the historic fields of Hurlingham Park this month, as polo teams from Sydney, Abu Dhabi, Moscow, Delhi and Buenos Aires join the home side on the pitch. With bursting-at-the-seams spectator stands, a sea of summer hats, blazers and boat shoes, the quintessentially British atmosphere, pepped up with plenty of Pimm’s-supping, has become a highlight in both the summer social and sporting calendars since its launch in 2008. The Residents’ Journal was fortunate enough to steal a few minutes with founder Rory Heron in the run-up to the big event.

How did you first come across polo and why did you choose the sport as a business platform? It was my old friend and business partner Daniel Fox Davis who introduced me to the sport. I saw a real opportunity in polo, as I felt that it was one of the only sports that had not yet been made commercially viable. Polo had not been played in London since the end of World War II, so I thought that it was time to bring it back to its spiritual home at Hurlingham Park. Polo was seen as an elitist country sport that simply was not played in the city – until now. I saw the opportunity to mix sport and society, and bring it to the people. The event is a place anyone can attend, regardless of how they dress, or their social standing.

How did your experience at global sport and media business IMG prepare you for your current role heading up MINT Polo in the Park?

As told to Jacques Viljoen

Perhaps the most valuable lesson I learnt at IMG is that the spectator must always come first. All the successful modern sports have realised this, and applied the

theatrics of our consumer media culture to their sport to make them appealing and popular. This is the philosophy that I applied to Polo in the Park.

Do you see polo as a quintessentially British sport, and do you think it has a place in contemporary British culture? Yes, I think people associate polo with Britishness, royalty and gentry, which made the sport exclusive and inaccessible. We set out to keep the same historical prestige of the sport while making it easy for people to enjoy it by moving it back to the city, offering affordable tickets (starting at £20), and changing the rules to make it easier to understand. The rules of polo had not been changed since 1924, so it was time to modernise them to reflect the culture of today. I also feel that nothing could be more British than a weekend at Hurlingham Park.

Polo is often criticised for being elitist. Do you agree with this, or do you think that MINT Polo in the Park has changed the public perception of the sport? I think polo will always be elitist. It’s just the nature of the game. However, we have introduced 50-60,000 people to the sport over the past few years, so in a way, we are bringing the sport to the masses, which is the opposite of the elite. Although there is no dress code, and we don’t turn anyone away at the entrance for any reason, we have found that people like dressing up for the event, to identify with the pomp and ceremony that is usually associated with the sport.

MINT Polo in the Park runs from 7-9 June Tickets from £20, Hurlingham Park, SW6 3RH (polointheparklondon.com)

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THE CLASSROOM An insight into Fulham education

Young athletes given leg up Fulham may be harbouring the next generation of Olympic stars. The task of nurturing our local budding sporting talent has been given a helping hand thanks to grants from the GLL Sport Foundation. This year 17 young athletes living, educated or affiliated with a sports club in the borough have been selected to benefit from access to a pot of £750,000 worth of funding, thanks to a partnership between Freedom Leisure and the GLL Sport Foundation, one of the largest independent athlete support programmes in the UK. This money will help alleviate competition and training costs so youngsters are free to pursue their talents. The supported athletes are in line to receive training grants of up to £1,250 each, as well as training memberships that provide access to facilities further afield.

(gllsportfoundation.org)

All the fun of the fayre at Lady Margaret School

CV: As easy as ABC

An English village fete will be in our midst this month when Lady Margaret School’s annual Summer Garden Party gets underway on Saturday 22 June from 11am-3pm. A bottle tombola, bouncy castle, raffle, silent auction and a BBQ will contribute to the family fun and the party atmosphere, as will stalls serving Pimm’s and strawberries and cream. There will also be jewellery, crafts and fashion items to browse, made by the pupils. The popular bash helps raise valuable donations for the school and is open to all. Now we just have to keep our fingers crossed for sunshine and blue skies.

Back by popular demand, Hammersmith & Fulham Council is holding two more CV workshops at Fulham Library on 4 June and 2 July, from 2-4pm. The workshops, which have been created with input from the National Careers Service, will give the lowdown on how best to construct or refresh a personal profile that shows off residents’ skills and employment history.

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Planning & Development Urban development and changes to logistics

Sale of Fulham Town Hall one step closer

A spring clean

Planning Applications

Dustpans and brushes to the ready this month as a cleaning blitz sweeps through the borough. In a bid to getting Fulham and its surroundings looking spic and span The Big Clean Up campaign was recently launched by Hammersmith & Fulham Council. The initiative emphasises not only the tireless work that goes into keeping the streets clean but the part the community can play in the process. For any residents willing to get stuck in, a riverside clean-up near Hammersmith Bridge is scheduled to take place from 9.30am-12 midday on Saturday 8 June. Volunteers can help to clear the foreshore of litter and debris before turning their attention to the river path near the bridge (visit thames21.org.uk for further details and to register your attendance). Anyone willing to rally fellow residents and organise an event or volunteer to take part in the Big Clean Up can visit lbhf.gov.uk/cleanup for further information. To make matters easier the council’s waste contractor, Serco has offered to provide local groups with high-visibility clothing, protective gloves, litter pickers and bags and to dispose of any rubbish collected.

Date registered: 23 May Address: Harbord Street Proposal: Rear extension at second floor level, on top of existing back addition Date registered: 20 May Address: Epirus Mews Proposal: Rear extension at second floor level, on top of existing back addition Date registered: 20 May Address: Woolneigh Street Proposal: Mansard to the roof extension and side elevation windows Date registered: 20 May Address: Fulham Palace Road Proposal: Erection of timber decking panels with glazed screen above at roof level in connection with its use as a terrace

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‘A spring clean’ mage courtesy of Hammersmith & Fulham Council

Plans for a ‘quintessentially British’ lifestyle emporium to transform Fulham Town Hall have now inched closer, after it was announced that contracts for the sale of the building have been exchanged between Hammersmith & Fulham Council and American retail and leisure firm, Dory Ventures. A luxury shopping arcade could soon be springing up in our midst, complete with specialist boutiques, a restaurant, a flagship Maclaren store and 20 residential properties. Dory Ventures were first selected as preferred purchaser of the Grade-II listed building over a year ago and since then the surveying team has been documenting all the artefacts weaved into the fabric of the building. The company has also been discussing proposed plans for a new glass atrium with teams from English Heritage and the council’s conservation department. Shoppers shouldn’t get too excited just yet though; in order to take things to the next level Dory Ventures must first obtain planning permission and Listed Building Consent, with the council predicting the sale is most likely to be completed in 2015.


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

ESTATE AGENTS John D Wood & Co 287 New King’s Road 020 7731 4223

Marsh & Parsons 105 Moore Park Road 020 7736 9822

Belvoir! 632 Fulham Road 020 7736 2786

Knight Frank 203 New King’s Road 020 7751 2400

Savills 191 New King’s Road 020 7731 9400

Strutt & Parker 701 Fulham Road 020 7731 7100

PROPERTY SEARCH AGENT Penn Holmes London Ltd ‘SW6 ladies Katie and Francesca specialise in buying properties for their clients here in Fulham’ 55 Langthorne Street 07884 180480 07989 746499

FASHION Essam Guenedy 267 New King’s Road 020 7371 8010

Marc Wallace 261 New King’s Road 020 7736 6795

Katie & Jo 253 New King’s Road 020 7736 5304

Iceblu 24A New King’s Road 020 7371 9292

Claudia Sebire 136 Fulham Road 020 7835 1327

Mania Mia 307 New King’s Road 020 3441 1003

309 Kings Road 020 7100 2072

Zaeem Jamal ‘Luxury, hand-embroidered evening gowns decorated with radiant gem stones.’

HEALTH & BEAUTY barber

dentist

hair salon

fitness

Crew Experience 911 Fulham Road 020 3010 1096

The Fulham Dentist 9 Salisbury Pavement, Dawes Road 020 7385 8366

Gina Conway 612 Fulham Road 020 7731 7633

Virgin Active ‘Gym with pool and spa, as well as club lounge.’

BEAUTY

doctors

spa

Space NK 205 New Kings Road 020 7736 6728

The Fulham Medical Centre 446 Fulham Road 020 7385 6001

Amara Spa 18-20 Fulham High Street 020 7384 9111

Fulham Pools, Normand Park Lillie Road 0845 270 9124 (enquiries) 020 7471 0450 (members)

ANTIQUES

craft

INTERIOR DESIGN

WOOD FLOORING

A&L Antiques 284 Lillie Road 020 7610 2694

Pottery Café 735 Fulham Road 020 7736 2157

B Lowe 10 Atalanta Street 020 7381 9207

Bembé UK Ltd ‘German craft since 1780.’

ARCHITECTS

GALLERY

linen

Hogarth Architects Ltd 186 Dawes Road 020 7381 3409

Piers Feetham Gallery 475 Fulham Road 020 7381 3031

Cologne & Cotton 791 Fulham Road 020 7736 92

HOME

315-317 New King’s Road 020 7371 9090


hotels b&b

boutique

guest house

luxury

Fulham Thames Walk B&B 91 Langthorne Street 020 7381 0198

La Reserve Hotel 422-428 Fulham Road 020 7385 8561

Fulham Guest House 55 Wandsworth Bridge Road 020 7731 1662

Millennium & Copthorne Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road 020 7565 1400

schools & nurseries Chelsea Independent College 517-523 Fulham Road 020 7610 1114

Godolphin and Latymer School Iffley Road 020 8741 1936

Latymer Upper School 237 King Street 0845 638 5800

Sinclair House School 159 Munster Road 020 7736 9182

Eridge House Preparatory School 1 Fulham Park Road 020 7371 9009

Hurlingham and Chelsea School Peterborough Road 020 7731 2581

L’Ecole des Petits 2 Hazlebury Road 020 7371 8350

The London Oratory School Seagrave Road 020 7385 0102

Fulham Cross Girls’ School Munster Road 020 7381 0861

Kensington Prep School 596 Fulham Road 020 7731 9300

Millie’s House Nursery & Pre-School 163 New King’s Road 020 7731 0440

The Moat School Bishop’s Avenue 020 7610 9018

Fulham Prep School 200 Greyhound Road 020 7371 9911

Lady Margaret School Parsons Green 020 7736 7138

Parayhouse School New King’s Road 020 7751 0914

Thomas’s Fulham Hugon Road 020 7751 8200

greengrocer

restaurants

Pots & Co 133 Munster Road 020 7384 0133

Brasserie de l’Auberge 268 Fulham Road 020 7352 1859

pubs The Rose Pub 1 Harwood Terrace 020 7731 1832

Fabrella Eating House 786 Fulham Road 0871 971 7654

The Rylston 197 Lillie Road 020 7381 0910

Mao Tai 58 New King’s Road 020 7731 2520

food & drink bakery Well Bread ‘A family-run bakery with three fully qualified and professional chefs. Makers of bespoke cakes to-order in any size, including birthday and wedding cakes with any picture or shape.’ 383 North End Road 020 7385 7474

Kosmospol 138 Fulham Road 020 7373 6368

cafÉs Drawing Room Café Fulham Palace, Bishop’s Avenue 020 7736 3233 Pottery Café 735 Fulham Road 020 7736 2157

bars

confectioner

Kona Kai 515 Fulham Road 020 7385 9991

Demarquette 285 Fulham Road 020 7351 5467

The Hurlingham 360 Wandsworth Bridge Road 020 7610 9816

Vingt-Quatre 325 Fulham Road 020 7376 7224

bookmaker

cleaner

motoring

post office

Ladbrokes Plc 344 North End Road 0800 022 3454

Vanston Dry Cleaning & Laundry 1 Vanston Place 020 7381 3609

Triangle Garage 2 Bishops Road 020 7385 1193

Fulham Road Post Office 815 Fulham Road 0845 722 3344

charity

florist

newsagent

printing

Cancer Research UK 350 North End Road 020 7381 8458

Town and County Flowers 131 Wandsworth Bridge 020 7736 4683

Filmer Newsagents 14 Filmer Road 020 7385 2953

Paramount Press Ltd 129 Munster Road 020 7731 0900

childcare

library

pharmacy

travel

Fulham Nannies 69 Stephendale Road 020 7736 8289

Fulham Library 598 Fulham Road 020 8753 3879

Palace Pharmacy 331 Fulham Palace Road 020 7736 3034

The Ultimate Travel Company 25-27 Vanston Place 020 7386 4646

services


Due to popular demand in the Fulham area, we’ve just opened a new office in Bishops Park. All of our 19 offices work together to find the best buyers and tenants and now we’ll provide an even better, award-winning* service to local home owners in Bishops Park. For a free valuation, please call 020 7368 4458 Bishops Park Office: 333 Fulham Palace Road, London SW6 6TE

* Voted ‘Best Customer Service 2012’ by The Sunday Times and ‘Best UK Estate Agent 2012’ by The Negotiator

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SALES

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Maxwell Road SW6 £2,750,000 Located on the desirable Moore Park Estate, this exceptional property is beautifully presented throughout. The accommodation includes an elegant double reception room, an open plan kitchen with dining area and concertina doors leading out to a private walled garden, a further reception room, a wine cellar and a private garage. The upper two oors provide a superb master bedroom suite, four further double bedrooms (one en suite), a study and a bathroom. EPC=D. Freehold.

FULHAM: 020 7736 9822 sales.ful@marshandparsons.co.uk


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Finley Street SW6 ÂŁ2,250,000 This sensational semi detached house has recently undergone a complete refurbishment and is beautifully presented throughout. The accommodation on the ground floor comprises an elegant double reception room and a beautiful Roundhouse designed kitchen leading out to a 54ft landscaped garden. The upper floors include a stunning master bedroom suite with built in wardrobes and en suite bathroom, three further double bedrooms (one with en suite shower) and a family bathroom. Freehold. Joint Sole Agents.

FULHAM: 020 7736 9822 sales.ful@marshandparsons.co.uk


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Sailmakers Court SW6 £1,995,000 This superb penthouse apartment is presented in exceptional condition throughout with incredible views of the Thames. The accommodation includes a breathtaking reception room with a conservatory area overlooking the river, a large eat-in Bellini kitchen, a master bedroom with en suite shower, three further double bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms and a further WC. The property also benefits from underfloor heating and secure off street parking. Leasehold. EPC=C. Sole Agents.

FULHAM: 020 7736 9822 sales.ful@marshandparsons.co.uk


Moore Park Road SW6 £1,650 per week This beautiful house, located on the Fulham/Chelsea border moments from Eel Brook Common, is arranged over four oors and boasts a formal reception room, bespoke kitchen/dining area, a second reception room leading out to the stunning patio garden, four bedrooms including a stunning master suite, a further family bathroom with separate shower and a guest cloakroom. EPC=D.

FULHAM: 020 7736 9822 lets.ful@marshandparsons.co.uk


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LETTINGS

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Crookham Road SW6 £340 per week A beautiful apartment located in a highly sought after position in the heart of Parsons Green. This stylish property is in good condition throughout and is located on the raised ground floor of a lovely period conversion. The accommodation comprises a fitted kitchen, vast reception area with very tall ceilings and large windows providing plenty of light, a bathroom, a large double bedroom with fantastic built-in storage and doors opening out to a lovely rear terrace. EPC=C

FULHAM: 020 7736 9822 lets.ful@marshandparsons.co.uk


savills.co.uk

1 INSPIRATIONAL ARCHITECT DESIGNED LION HOUSE bradbourne street, sw6 Reception room ø media/family room ø study ø kitchen/dining room ø master bedroom suite ø 4 further bedrooms ø 3 further bathrooms ø garden ø 317 sq m (3,412 sq ft) ø EPC = C

Guide £4 million Freehold

Savills Fulham - Parsons Green Lindsay Cuthill lcuthill@savills.com

020 7731 9420


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1 AN EXCEPTIONALLY DESIGNED IMMACULATE FAMILY LION HOUSE bovingdon road, sw6 Double reception room ø family kitchen/dining room ø master bedroom suite ø 3 further bedrooms ø 3 further bathrooms ø south-facing garden ø 218 sq m (2,345 sq ft) ø EPC = C

Guide £2.4 million Freehold

Savills Fulham - Parsons Green Lindsay Cuthill lcuthill@savills.com

020 7731 9420


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1 A MAGNIFICENT, INTERIOR DESIGNED, FAMILY HOUSE doria road, sw6 Reception room ø kitchen/dining/conservatory ø 3 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms & cloakroom ø utility room ø landscaped garden ø 161 sq m (1,948 sq ft) ø EPC = D

Guide £2.35 million Freehold

Savills Fulham - Parsons Green Emma Stead estead@savills.com

020 7731 9420


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1 ATTRACTIVE FOUR BEDROOM FAMILY HOME fulham park gardens, sw6 4 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø 2 reception rooms ø utility room ø guest w.c. ø patio garden ø 184 sq m (1,980 sq ft) ø administration charges apply ø EPC = D

£1,400 per week Unfurnished

Savills Fulham - Bishops Park Kate Rotheram krotheram@savills.com

020 7578 9051


KnightFrank.co.uk Malwood Road, Clapham South SW12 Beautifully presented

The house offers well balanced family accommodation, generous living and entertaining space and benefits from an abundance of natural light. 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (3 en suite), 2 reception rooms, kitchen/dining/family space, downstairs cloakroom, cellar, south facing garden. EPC rating E. Approximately 312 sq m (3,366 sq ft) Freehold Asking price: ÂŁ2,400,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/wandsworth wandsworth@knightfrank.com 0207 768 0993 (WND325450)

Thurleigh Road, Wandsworth SW11 Great opportunity

A freehold plot of land for sale with planning permission for two substantial houses of circa 7,093 sqft and 7,868sqft between Wandsworth and Clapham Common. Asking price ÂŁ4,900,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/wandsworth wandsworth@knightfrank.com 0207 768 0993 (WND130096)


KnightFrank.co.uk St George Wharf, Vauxhall SW8 Bright manhattan flat

A delightful manhattan flat for sale in St George Wharf with views of the River Thames. Bedroom, bathroom, reception room/ kitchen, bathroom, balcony. EPC rating B. Approximately 42 sq m (452 sq ft) Leasehold Guide price: ÂŁ515,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/riverside riverside@knightfrank.com 020 3597 7670 (RVR130104)

Grosvenor Waterside, Chelsea SW1W Desirable riverside location

This one bedroom apartment benefits from excellent onsite amenities and is just a short walk from Sloane Square. Bedroom, bathroom, reception/kitchen room, balcony. EPC rating D. Approximately 64 sq m (689 sq ft) Leasehold Guide price: ÂŁ980,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/riverside riverside@knightfrank.com 020 3597 7670 (RVR130094)


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HOME COMFORTS Experts shine a light on the local property market

Room with a view

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three bedroom penthouse apartment with sensational views over the River Thames is offered by Marsh & Parsons. Arranged over the top two floors of the award-winning Courtyard House development in Imperial Wharf, the immaculate property offers generously proportioned living and entertaining space. The exceptional reception and dining room has access onto two balconies, which each afford breathtaking views of the water. On the upper floor, a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, two further bedrooms and a bathroom are also found, along with another terrace. The apartment further benefits from 24-hour security and two underground parking spaces, although Imperial Wharf train station is close by.

£3,500,000, Marsh & Parsons, 103-105 Moore Park Road, SW6 2DA 020 7736 9822 (marshandparsons.co.uk)

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Family Living

arsh & Parsons presents a beautiful Lion House on the prestigious Peterborough Estate. The house has benefitted from a well-conceived kitchen extension to the rear, with concertina doors which open out onto a manicured south-facing garden. Sympathetically incorporated into this period property, the contemporary addition complements the original architecture and houses an attractive Smallbone kitchen. On the top two floors, the master suite consists of a ‘his and hers’ wardrobe and ensuite bathroom, three double bedrooms and an additional bathroom. Situated on the sought after cherry-tree lined Bovington Road, exceptional schools are close to hand, as is Fulham Broadway station.

£2,400,000, Marsh & Parsons, 103-105 Moore Park Road SW6 2DA, 020 7736 9822 (marshandparsons.co.uk)

Modern Marvel

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trutt & Parker has a striking contemporary family home for sale on Avalon Road. Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac, moments from the King’s Road, the light and spacious interior has been created with entertainment in mind. Designed by Groves Natcheva Architects, the three-bedroom property boasts a spectacular spotlit kitchen and dining room space, finished to an exceptionally high standard, which opens onto an attractive and low-maintenance courtyard garden. A drawing room and family room complete the living quarters, while upstairs there are three bedrooms, including a master bedroom that benefits from an ensuite bathroom. As an added bonus, the garage can also be used as a study. The excellent shopping opportunities and transport links found at nearby King’s Road and Fulham Broadway and the open space of Eel Brook Common make the house an even more attractive prospect.

£1,895,000, Strutt & Parker, 701 Fulham Road, SW6 5UL 020 7731 7100 (struttandparker.com)

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Fulham | Parsons Green Sands End | Munster Village Barons Court | West Brompton

BeAUTIFULLY PReSeNTeD FoUR BeDRooM FAMILY HoUSe IN PARSoNS GReeN WINCHeNDoN RoAD, SW6 | ÂŁ1,350 PeR WeeK

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This wonderful and bright mid terraced family home, which is newly redecorated, comprises large double reception room with feature fireplace, fully integrated modern kitchen leading out to patio garden, and guest WC. Upstairs there is a master bedroom with en suite bath and dressing room, three further double bedrooms, a family bathroom and separate shower room. The property also benefits from a cellar providing for ample storage. Viewing Highly Recommended. Available Unfurnished. EPC Rating E. Approximately 164.62 sq m (1,772 sq ft).

632 Fulham Road | London | SW6 5RT 020 7736 2786 | fulham@belvoirlettings.com

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Gironde Road | Fulham | SW6 2,390 sq feet 222 sq metres EPC Rating C

A substantial and well-proportioned five bedroom house on this central road, moments from Parsons Green and Fulham Broadway. Drawing room | Games room | Sitting room/fifth bedroom (en suite) | Kitchen/dining room | Four bedrooms | Three bathrooms | Cloakroom | Wine cellar | South facing garden Asking price ÂŁ1,825,000 Freehold

Fulham 020 7731 7100 Fulham@struttandparker.com

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Pursers Cross Road | Fulham | SW6 1485 sq ft (138 sq m) EPC Rating D

An outstanding architecturally designed and immaculately presented four bedroom house on this popular street. Drawing room | Kitchen/dining room | Master bedroom | Three further bedrooms | Bathroom | Further shower room | patio garden Asking price ÂŁ1,500,000 Freehold

Fulham 020 7731 7100 Fulham@struttandparker.com

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Chelsea Fulham & Parsons Green Kensington & Holland Park Knightsbridge, Belgravia & Mayfair Notting Hill & Bayswater West Chelsea & South Kensington

Sales 020 7225 3866 Sales 020 7731 7100 Sales 020 7938 3666 Sales 020 7235 9959 Sales 020 7221 1111 Sales 020 7373 1010

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Piper Building | Fulham | SW6 1,206 sq ft (112 sq m) EPC Rating E

An outstanding apartment on the fourth floor of this exclusive portered riverside development. 29ft drawing room | open plan kitchen | Master bedroom with en suite bathroom | Bedroom two | Bathroom | Galleried Study | South East facing Balcony | Communal roof terrace | Parking Asking price: ÂŁ945,000 Leasehold

Fulham 020 7731 7100 Fulham@struttandparker.com

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P RIS

Where will we find your perfect buyer? At Strutt & Parker, we’ve always gone to great lengths to bring the right buyer to your door, using our knowledge, contacts and total commitment to achieve the sale you want. But now we go further than ever. As members in the Christie’s International Real Estate network, we can reach quality buyers in 41 countries via 920 offices and a website visited 135,600 times a month. There’s no better way to open your door to the world. 701 Fulham Road London, SW6 5UL Tel: +44 (0)20 7731 7100 fulham@struttandparker.com struttandparker.com/christies

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