South West Residents' Journal (RWPB) February 2016

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Dear Resident, Happily leaving the January blues well behind us, this month we’re delving back through Barnes’ history books to uncover the roots of St Mary’s Church on page 12. Meanwhile, Amelia Bunday speaks to Lars Tharp about the musical antics of Barnes resident George Frideric Handel in anticipation of the Barnes Music Festival pre-event, Strumpets and Nightingales, on page 15. The Journal is also taking a keen interest in the wonderful world of wellness – Elizabeth Finney chats with Samantha Trinder about Bhuti, the new eco wellbeing escape opening in Richmond on page 20, and don’t forget to check out our healthy eateries round-up in our food and drink news from page 16. And finally, we sit down with local comedian Dominic Holland to talk about his work with children’s charity Momentum on page 25. So sit back, flip a pancake or two and scan the issue for some half term inspiration.

COVER: Teddington Lock by Night. Photography by Ladio Marismari.

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

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To my deer Valentine

For a slightly more sophisticated sort of pub outing, head over to The Fallow Deer for its next supper club, which takes place on 13 February. This particular event celebrates Valentine’s Day with Prosecco, a three-course meal featuring smoked salmon on soda bread and a sumptuous passionfruit posset, with a flurry of liquours and coffees to finish, but places are limited so be sure to get on the guest list as soon as you can! Don’t worry if you can’t make it this month – The Fallow Deer hosts its supper club regularly throughout the year. £39.50 per person, every third Saturday, 130 High Street, TW11 8JB, KT8

Fountains of art

Rodney Kingston will be showing his array of vibrant portraits, still lifes and landscapes at The Fountain Gallery in Hampton Court. His striking oil paintings and charcoal drawings cover an array of subjects; from scenes in London to a jar of Marmite. Rodney studied art and design at the Wimbledon School of Art before gaining a degree in graphic design from Camberwell College of Arts. 9-21 February, 26 Bridge Road, KT8 9HA, 020 8941 5865, /



St Margarets muse

As of last month, local holistic beauty expert Rachel Staggs has partnered up with the David Masters Salon in St Margarets to offer her extensive range of treatments to residents. Having worked with MAC, Bobbi Brown and Benefit in the past, Rachel’s repertoire includes facials, hand and foot treatments, eyelash and eyebrow tints, make-up classes, massages and more. She can also be tracked down at The Balcony in Cedars Health Club in Richmond. 120 St Margarets Road, TW1 2AA 020 8891 1289, /

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Off the rails

LA lifestyle brand Rails is launching its first capsule denim collection and lucky for us, it’s going to be stocked exclusively in Trilogy. The white-washed collection consists of slimcut boyfriend jeans, slouchy shorts, oversized denim jackets and soft vests in three vintage-style shades. 56a Wimbledon High Street, SW19 5EE, 020 8739 0001, /


Make do and Mend

The Richmond Adult Community College fashion students will be presenting their costume designs at the Museum of Richmond on 13 February, all inspired by the theme of ‘Make Do and Mend’ and the museum’s most recent World War Two exhibition. This drop-in event is suitable for all and is free of charge, offering Valentine’s Day arts and crafts activities for children to enjoy. 12noon-3pm, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, TW9 1TP, 020 8332 1141,

Saying I do

Luella’s has been a staple in Wimbledon Village since it was founded by Rachel Attwell in 2005, and now the brand is releasing its own collection. This comes after years of curating the best pieces from designers all over the world. The new range took more than eight months to create and features some astoundingly intricate details within the designs such as hand-painted gold leaf fabric, cornelli-style lace and extensive hand-beading flourishes. Inspired by the beautiful bohemians of the late 1970s, these delicate and sophisticated dresses are perfect for any bride and are exclusive in-store and online. 78a The High Street, SW19 5EG, 020 8879 7744,

German women making soldiers’ uniforms during World War One, 1914-18




New Opening

Blåbär is a new Nordic lifestyle store and café opening in Putney this February, combining coffee and food with retail. It will be offering a variety of unique homeware, furniture and accessories as well as self-branded products, all of which you can peruse while enjoying some wholesome, fresh Scandinavian-inspired bites and beverages. The menu includes delicious breakfast options, cakes, pastries, healthy salads, and smørrebrød (open top sandwiches) on rye bread or sourdough, with toppings such as Gravad salmon, meatballs, and avocado. Smaklig måltid! 3a Lacy Road, SW15 1NH,


Book Corner

Happy half term

Keep your little tykes entertained this month with a workshop at the Happy Potter in Teddington over the half term break. From clay pot making and paintings to mosaic making and working with foam clay, there is something for everyone who wants to get a little creative during their break from school. Visit the website for booking details. 16-19 February, 14 Broad Street, TW11 8RF, 020 8973 1468,

FULL CIRCLE By Natalie Savvides, £8.99 Readers join Barnes resident Natalie Savvides on her quest to find love and peace in this autobiographical collection of letters and diary entries. Share her experiences growing up in the fast and furious city of London – her tales of competition, struggle and lessons learnt are relatable and heartfelt. Out now Published by Pegasus Publishers

GOOD + SIMPLE By Hemsley & Hemsley, £25 The two Hemsley sisters call it “the ultimate cookbook” and “a perfect kitchen companion to their first book” so you can bet that it’s a winner. Comprising 140 new recipes, the book’s dishes are delicious, nutritious, and sustainable. Released 25 February Published by Ebury Publishing

CRAVINGS By Chrissy Teigan, £21.18 Imagine a book where there’s something for every occasion and then stop imagining and open up Cravings. It’s like its author, in that it’s outrageously fun and contains more than just instructions on how to cook; it’s full of life, helpful tips and a whole lot of love. Released 23 February Published by Clarkson Potter



Just a spoonful of sugar

Make 2016 one of the most delicious years yet with a baking class at Madeleine’s Cake Boutique in East Sheen. Kick-starting the sweet streak is an introduction to baking class on 27 February and 17 April from 10am to 3.30pm, where you’ll learn a variety of cake making and icing methods. Next on the agenda – macarons. These classes run 10am to 3pm on 5 March and 6 June, and aside from learning all the tricks of the trade, you’ll receive a macaron starter kit to take home. Last, but not least, sign up for an introduction to cake decorating on 19 March or 16 May, 10am to 3.30pm. Classes from £120, 397 Upper Richmond Road West, SW14 7NX, 020 8878 6194,


Run forest run

Swinging sixties

FEB 23-27

Spend an evening filling your boots with funnies thanks to the Putney Theatre Company, who will be performing One Man, Two Guvnors at the end of this month. Join Francis Henshall in 1960s Brighton, where he accidentally finds himself working for two rival bosses and farcically goes beyond his means to keep them apart. The Putney Theatre Company has been putting on productions since 1931, which originally took place in the larger private houses in Putney. Tickets £14, concessions £10, 7.45pm with a 3pm Saturday matinee, Putney Arts Theatre, Ravenna Road, SW15 6AW, 020 8788 6943,


The Run Richmond Park 27 race series is back with a bang, the next episode of which takes place this month. It’s time to give Netflix a bit of a break and choose from either a 5km or a 10km run around Richmond Park. Put yourself to the test while surrounded by gorgeous parkland and wildlife – and if that doesn’t spur you on, there will be drinks and snacks available at the finish line. Please note that entry closes on 24 February, so be sure to get yourself registered as soon as you can. Entry from £14, start time 10am, Richmond Park, Sheen Gate, SW14 8BJ, 020 8144 0797,



Photography by John Yip



The Academy Choir of 20 Wimbledon is holding a concert celebrating 19th century masterpieces this month, featuring Hebrides Overture and Verleih uns Frieden by Felix Mendelssohn, Siegfried Idyll by Richard Wagner and Mass in C by Ludwig van Beethoven. Soloists include soprano Louise Alder, who sang at last year’s Proms, mezzo Alexandra Gibson, tenor William Kendall and baritone Robert Rice. The choir has been running since 1980 under its founding conductor Andrew Edwards. To book tickets please visit the Academy Choir website. Tickets from £10, concessions from £5, 7.30pm, St John’s Church, Spencer Hill, SW19 4NZ, 020 8946 7312,

[LOCAL INTEREST] Have a grape time


24 & 25 Find your inner Dionysus and join the Richmond Wine Society at one of its regular tasting sessions. Run by expert Tim Syrad, February’s events will focus on wines from Valduero, one of the most famous wineries in Ribera del Duero. The estate is run and owned by two sisters with striking cellars carved into the hillside. Pedro Foncubertas will be making his way to Richmond from the vineyards in sunny Spain to host the tasting, offering a selection of Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reservas. £40 per person, The Britannia Pub, 5 Brewers Lane, TW9 1HH, 07850 329 111,

CALENDAR A selection of the best happenings in the area

Fauna & flora

13 FEB –

2016 marks the 300th anniversary 19 JUN of the birth of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, a designer, landscaper and architect who created nearly 300 of England’s Georgian parks and gardens. He was famous for his naturalistic approach to garden design, which in some ways revolutionised the stereotypically ordered English garden. The Orleans House Gallery is celebrating his legacy by connecting his work with that of modern artists in an exhibition called Capability Now. Free, 9am-5.15pm Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm Friday, closed on weekends, Orleans House Gallery, Riverside, TW1 3DJ, 020 8831 6000,

Bagpipe boogie


Don your dancing shoes 19 and jig along to the Integrated Neurological Services (INS) Scottish Evening this month. Have a bite of haggis, a chunk of shortbread and a swig of whisky before whirling on to the dancefloor alongside the Chiswick Scottish Country Dance Club. The INS works tirelessly to help the residents of Richmond and Hounslow manage a variety of neurological conditions, providing long-term support for those in need. Tickets for the Scottish Evening are available from the INS office. Tickets £20, 7.30pm, Kew Community Centre, St Luke’s, The Avenue, TW9 2AJ. Ticket collection: INS Office, 82 Hampton Road, TW2 5QS, 020 8755 4000,


Silk Moths by Sophie Marsham Welded steel Pig by Gilbert Whyman

Rust, Figures and Faces

Sophie Marsham’s silk moths


Take a trip to the Kram Gallery to see the work of Gilbert Whyman, a qualified architect turned sculptor from Putney. He now teaches sculpture at the Richmond Adult Community College, among other London schools of art, and works with clay, welded steel, terracotta and Portrait head of Adam rescued objects. by Gilbert Whyman He is perhaps best-known for his Tipu’s Tiger welded steel sculpture, which is situated in the King’s College courtyard on The Strand in central London. 302 Garratt Lane, SW18 4EH, Exhibitions and events in the area 07903 816 492,


Putney-based artist Sophie Marsham has been continuing to make her mark throughout London. Last month she exhibited her work at the London Art Fair and recently added her newest installation piece, Silk Moths, to her ongoing exhibition in the Lacy Road Gallery. Made entirely from stainless steel, the piece stands at over two metres tall. 11am-6pm, Wednesday-Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday, 30 Lacy Road, SW15 1NL, 020 8789 1777, /

Untitled, 1987, 35 mm Kodachrome, by Ali Asad


arts & crafts Accidental Encounters in association with LUX

From L-R: Blushing Tulips, Night in Cannes, Sunflowers and Lemons, by Alison McWhirter

FEB 4-27

Alison McWhirter Solo Exhibition The Russell Gallery welcomes Scottish colourist Alison McWhirter through its doors for her first London-based solo exhibition this month. Her vibrant still life and abstract oil paintings evoke high emotion through her use of broad brush strokes and colourful palettes, offering her audience a complex and thought-provoking narrative. 10am-5.30pm, Tuesday-Saturday, The Russell Gallery, 12 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 1JP, 020 8780 5228,



The Wimbledon Space will be showing a selection of moving image pieces from LUX – an international arts agency that supports and promotes moving image art – which will investigate a sense of collision and coincidence. This exhibition marks the journey of five artists through the LUX archives and their discovery that spontaneous interactions can form logic and meaning. 10am-5pm, Monday-Friday, Wimbledon Space, Wimbledon College of Arts, Merton Hall Road, SW19 3QA, 020 7514 9705,



for the birds Local artist Raph Thomas talks about his latest series of work, Birdland, which will be shown at an exhibition this month elizabeth finney What materials do you work with?

what is your creative process?

My favourite artistic material is definitely acrylic paint. It is a fantastic medium to apply and work with. Without dilution it usually dries in minutes, allowing me to build up thick textures. It is also durable and I enjoy combining lots of different materials with it. In some of my most recent paintings, I’ve been combining acrylic and ink with glue and emulsion paint to build up a distressed background effect.

I like to photograph a subject and work from that basis. At the moment I am very into textured backgrounds and I like to coat them with a mix of different materials to see how they interact with each other differently. I usually isolate myself for a few days while working on a painting so as not to break up the consistency of an image. It can be difficult to pick up the exact same style of painting if you put it on hold for a while.

Why birds? I had been working on a lot of paintings that had a narrative behind them before I started. I wanted to make something thematically neutral or positive but also colourful and detailed. I have always liked birds, especially parrots, despite getting bitten by one as a child! They look like little works of art themselves – their colouration can be so garish and unsubtle.

Military Macaw by Raph Thomas

free time and now it is my passion.

Which artist inspires you?

what inspired the Birdland series?

I was inspired by wildlife in south west London before I started the series of bird paintings. I like to run around Bushy Park and along the Thames – there are a lot of beautiful areas near me, which, unfortunately for local wildlife, has an invasive growing parakeet population. They look bizarrely flamboyant against English wildlife.

Emperor Penguins by Raph Thomas

did you always want to be an artist? I don’t think so. I was not particularly confident in my ability to paint before I went to university where I studied ancient history. For a time I thought I wanted to write. However, I found myself always painting when I had

The first artist that really inspired me to draw was M.C. Escher because I found his work with perspective absorbing and his technical ability mind-blowing.

can you tell me about your collaboration with 1of1 Design? The 1of1 Design team has undoubtedly helped me – it

was very encouraging when they started to sell pieces of my work on an individual basis. Once they realised there was a demand, they were happy to put up a solo exhibition of my work. I have also provided them with artwork which has been incorporated into their clothing range. They began selling T-shirts with a tiger design of mine which has been popular over the past year. Birdland, 25 February, 1of1 Design, 80 High Street, Teddington, TW11 8JD, 020 8977 0080, /


Engraving of St Mary’s Church by P Simonau, looking north, 1823 View of Barnes, engraving by J Roberts after JB Chatelain, c1750


What lies

beneath Barnes expert Maisie Brown sheds some light on the extraordinary history of St Mary’s Church and its surrounding manor elizabeth finney


ntil 1978, St Mary’s Church in Barnes was decidedly Victorian – daubed with 19th century monuments and decorations such as a glass floor mosaic and stone angels, it seated 950 people having been enlarged in 1852. However, on 8 June 1978, the church was savaged by a vicious fire – the suspected result of an electrical fault in the organ – which


gutted the whole building. However, when residents and experts alike started to pick through the ruins, they uncovered an additional few centuries of history hidden beneath the most recent layers of plaster and panelling. Sitting in the oldest remaining section of the building with resident expert Maisie Brown and Andrew Summers, the chair of the Friends of St Mary’s Barnes, they

direct my attention to the wall behind me. “There are some traces of the original wall painting – they tried to make it look like it was made of stone by painting red lines like bricks,” Maisie begins. “The church has been here since at least 1100 – once upon a time Barnes was part of the manor of Mortlake, which belonged to the Archbishop of Canterbury. King Athelstan carved a bit off to give to the Dean and Chapter of St Paul’s Cathedral in 925 and made it the manor of Barnes.” With a population of approximately 50-60 people and just 10 families documented in the Domesday Book in 1086, Barnes was a small agricultural village. Its residents prospered as power gradually shifted to London in the 12th century by supplying food, initially corn and fish, expanding to rarer vegetables such as carrots, peas and green beans in the 1600s, to the markets of the young capital city. “It was cut off, everything was done by water – the watermen were very prominent in Barnes,” says Maisie. Notably, Barnes had more to offer than just market vegetables, as Andrew points out: “Before that was the visit from the Archbishop of Canterbury,


c1750 Barn Elms House c1850

Steven Langton, on his way back from Runnymede after the sealing of the Magna Carta in 1215 – that’s when the chancel was added. It would have been a long journey from Runnymede, and as he had a manor at Mortlake it’s likely he stayed there.” This would have put Barnes on the map, and in 1485 Henry II added the tower. “I think it was probably a tithe barn initially, until we split from Mortlake,” Maisie says thoughtfully. The manor house, Barn Elms, attracted an array of prominent names throughout its existence. “Sir Francis Walsingham, who was secretary of state to Queen Elizabeth I lived there, and she came three times to meet with him with her entourage,” Maisie tells me matterof-factly. “Walsingham wanted to get rid of Mary Queen of Scots because of the threat to Elizabeth I, and they took the order for Mary’s execution from Barnes.” Aside from other well-known tenants such as George Frideric Handel, William Cobbett and poet Abraham Cowley, the property became the main residence of the Hoare family in the 1750s. “The Hoares added two wings to Barn Elms,” Maisie recalls. “They knocked a hole out

“It cannot be denied that Barnes’ history is as rich and mysterious as any other part of London” of the wall of the little chapel that was here and built an extension, a family chapel and the crypt down below.” Approximately 15 members of the Hoare family are still buried beneath St Mary’s. Over the years, the Hoares made their mark on both town and church, building a chapel for their servants and a family chapel with a fireplace in 1777 – the same year 54 people died from a smallpox epidemic in Barnes. Barnes is also known for being a hub of creativity. Following in the musical footsteps of Handel, Gustav Holst moved to Barnes in 1909 to be the director of Music at St Paul’s School – a role later filled in 1925 by fellow composer Herbert Howells. “During World War Two the back of his house was bombed out,” Andrew tells me, visibly concerned at the idea that Howells narrowly avoided

the blast. “He moved a few roads away and never went back. Luckily he was out that evening – he could easily have been one of the casualties. But he lived in Barnes the rest of his life.” “We were hit pretty hard by both of the world wars. Some 353 men and one woman from Barnes died, which was a lot at the time,” Maisie recalls. “Mostly young chaps from the Westfields, which was once the more run-down area of Barnes – they all joined up together.” During World War Two 114 members of the armed forces and 59 Barnes civilians died, many of the latter as a result of a bomb that landed by the Holy Trinity Church, which caused a block of flats to fall onto a surface shelter. It is said that the Germans were aiming for a munitions factory in Mortlake, and Maisie informs me of a rumour that went around that Joachim von Ribbentrop, who was Hitler’s foreign secretary, had visited Barnes at some point. It cannot be denied that Barnes’ history is as rich and mysterious as any other part of London. From the brief royal and holy encounters, to the medley of musical masterminds settling in this relatively peaceful district, these carefully pieced together records are few and far between. Coming around full circle in our conversation, I ask Maisie if there are any records of why the 12th century St Mary’s was covered up in the first place. “We’re very short of records in Barnes. The legend is that during the Peasant’s Revolt they all broke into churches and burnt records.” Smiling, she hints that maybe the fire in 1978 wasn’t such a bad thing. Considering the extensive archaeological investigation that followed and the astonishing amount of information it gleaned from the town’s past, I’m inclined to agree.


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Handel’s Happening

Antiques Roadshow presenter, acclaimed historian and William Hogarth expert Lars Tharp talks about Strumpets and Nightingales, an evening dedicated to 18th century music, merriment and mastery amelia bunday


his year’s Barnes Music Festival is aptly dedicated to George Frideric Handel, who lodged intermittently at Barn Elms, and the other composers of Barnes. “It started with Handel, but he was followed on by people like Gustav Holst, Herbert Howells, Arthur Bliss and some more contemporary creatives such as Stephen Dodgson and Jim Parker, many of whom feature in the festival next month,” Andrew Summers, chairman of the festival, tells me keenly. In anticipation for the festival, Lars Tharp will be working with local musicians to paint a theatrical picture of 18th century London, taking note of the famous painter, William Hogarth. “We’re going to follow the two men as their careers advance and interweave – the climax of their working together comes across in two key moments in history,” Lars tells me animatedly. “One is Handel writing music for Vauxhall Gardens, and the other is when Hogarth gets involved with the Foundling Hospital.” Hogarth, born 1697, offered to decorate the new hospital with his own work in order to attract interest from the public. Soon afterwards,

Handel approached the governors, having already composed The Foundling Anthem for the institution, asking to hold a performance of The Messiah in the chapel. Clearly Handel and Hogarth had a similar mix of creativity and philanthropy. Handel’s first concert was a sellout, resulting in an annual performance of The Messiah. “Hogarth was in charge of all the art, Handel became in charge of all the music, and so finally these two men came together,” Lars says, pointing out that the first concert was so cramped

“There are some wonderful stories. Insults thrown, the odd duel” that ladies were asked not to wear hoops in their skirts, and gentlemen to leave their swords at home. The two masterminds had crossed paths before the Foundling Hospital, and that is

Photography by Jon Hindmarch

where Lars’ carefully-curated theatrics will conclude. “There are some wonderful stories. Insults thrown, the odd duel, and lots of accounts of this wonderful night at Vauxhall Gardens. Some of it quite salacious!” Lars laughs. Handel composed Music for the Royal Fireworks, while Hogarth provided paintings from his students at St. Martin’s Lane Academy. “Hogarth and Handel did intersect,” Lars tells me. “Handel is satirised by Hogarth in A Rake’s Progress – the second image shows Tom Rakewell receiving all these hangers-on. And in the left-hand corner you can see a gentleman with a quite big frame at the harpsicord

and it’s generally thought that that is Handel.” Though little is known about the intricate details of these gentlemen’s day-to-day lives, guests are invited to spend an evening in 18th century London, narrated by Lars and serenaded by Le Petit Orchestra, playing the likes of Lascia Ch’io Pianga, A Vauxhall Hornpipe, Eternal Source of Light, As Steals the Morn and Water Music on traditional 18th century instruments. Tickets £20, includes glass of champagne and canapés, 12 February 7pm arrival for a 7.30pm start, St Mary’s Church, Church Road, SW13 9HL, 07552 585 152,



food & drink

John Fynan tracks down steak that’s a cut above the rest

With the cold weather persisting and Valentine’s Day just around the corner, for our customers a succulent steak is in order. First things first, let’s demystify the idea that cooking a steak at home will never compare to the work of a professional in a restaurant. We all appreciate there are some excellent

Sweet and savoury treats to track down in the area


Bramley Apple Loaf CakE


To celebrate Bramley Apple Week (8-14 February) East Sheen-based food blogger Lucy Kellett has shared her recipe for a wonderful soft loaf cake beautifully flavoured with a handmade apple sauce.

steak restaurants, but with a little knowledge, confidence and focus you


can achieve a deliciously caramelised,

◆ Bramley apple sauce ◆ Three large Bramley apples, peeled and cored ◆ 50g butter ◆ 50g light brown sugar

medium rare in your home. You will want beef that has been hung for a minimum of 28 days. This helps to tenderise the meat while letting the flavour mature. The beef should appear a deep red as opposed to a bright pink, with a creamy white fat and no tough lines of gristle visible. Deciding which cut to buy can be daunting – the fillet is known for its meltin-the-mouth texture, but does not hold the same depth of flavour as more robust cuts like the rump or the sirloin. Fat is flavour and a marbling of fat through the meat, which you will find in ribeye, keeps the steak moist while cooking. Begin with the steak at room temperature, and season heavily with salt and pepper immediately before cooking. Brown some butter in a fiercely hot pan and add the steak. Cooking times vary depending on the size of the steak, but for a 350g ribeye, allow around three minutes per side for a blushing medium rare. Towards the end of your cooking time, drop some thyme and garlic in to the butter and baste.

Bramley apple loaf 240g plain flour 90g oats ¼ tspn salt 2 tspn cinnamon 2 tspn baking powder 200g light brown sugar 180ml oil, I used sunflower oil 2 eggs, large 125ml Greek yoghurt 250ml Bramley apple sauce, from the recipe above ◆ 1 tspn vanilla extract ◆ ◆ Glaze ◆ 100g icing sugar ◆ 60ml Bramley apple sauce ◆ A squeeze of lemon juice ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆

method: 1. Pre-heat your oven to 160°C, fan

assisted. Start by making the Bramley apple sauce. Add the sliced, peeled and cored Bramley apples to a saucepan. Bring to the boil, then simmer with a lid on for 15 minutes. Once the time’s up, give the sauce a good stir to break up the pieces of apple, then leave to cool. 2. For the cake, take two good-sized

bowls. In the first, add the flour, oats, salt, cinnamon and baking powder and stir to mix. In the second bowl, measure in the light brown sugar, pour in the oil, whisk in the two eggs, yoghurt and apple sauce. Stir in the vanilla extract, then pour this liquid into the dry ingredients. Stir well, until just mixed, then pour into your oiled or buttered loaf tin. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until browning nicely and a skewer comes out clean when poked into the middle. Leave to cool slightly before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely.

At this point it is important to let your steak rest, while the residual heat

3. For the glaze take a bowl and sift in

will continue long after it has left the

your icing sugar. Stir in some more of the Bramley apple sauce, then add a squeeze of lemon juice. Spoon the glaze onto your cooled loaf cake, letting it dribble down the sides. Serve in large slabs.

pan. Allow around the equivalent resting time as cooking time before serving. 88 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 1LL, 020 8788 6160,



[local hotspots]

GET YOUR GREENS A round-up of some of The Journal’s favourite spots for a slightly healthier option than your average burger and chips elizabeth finney Petersham Nurseries

Petersham Nurseries

Inevitably, this horticultural haven serves up some beautiful Petersham Nurseries healthy meals, using produce grown on-site and from the family-run Haye Farm in Devon. The café pioneers sustainability and maintains a strong sense of responsibility for the environment, and last two courses for £23, or three year won the Best Slow Food courses for £28 from Tuesday Restaurant title in the Slow to Friday. Food London Awards. Its seasonal menu changes often, Church Lane, but the café has reintroduced TW10 7AB, 020 8940 5230, its weekday set menu, offering

Otabé cafe This quirky little brown rice café and restaurant makes all its dishes from scratch, using predominantly organic ingredients. Widely suitable for vegans and vegetarians, the chefs have a background in Japanese cuisine and create

a range of natural dishes and snacks. Simple, delectable food, coffee and tea served by truly charming staff. 213 Upper Richmond Road, SW15 6SQ, 020 8780 9090,

Otabé Cafe

Healthy Riverside Vegetaria

Healthy Riverside Vegetaria Lu-Ma Café

Lu-Ma Café Mother and daughter team Maria and Lucy launched the Lu-Ma café to bring honest and uncomplicated food to the table. They offer gorgeous grub that is dairy-free, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free, perfect for the hungry yet health-conscious. The Winter Super Bowl has caught our eye as it’s packed with all our favourites – quinoa, broccoli, kale, cauliflower and butternut squash, served with a kale and spinach pesto. Ground floor of the Justin James Hotel, 43 Worple Road, SW19 4JZ, 020 8296 6714,

This vibrant veggie spot overlooks the Thames and dishes up predominantly organic food suitable for those with gluten and wheat intolerances as well as vegans, but its wonderful plates are delicious for all. 64 High Street, KT1 1HN, 020 8546 7992,

No.1 Duke Street

No.1 Duke Street The newly-established restaurant isn’t the only place suitable both for the indulgers and the health kickers, but it’s one of the best. It offers some gorgeous guilt-free plates, such as a dreamy coconutpoached chicken salad. 1a Duke Street, TW9 1HP, 020 3841 6898,


Tooth sweet Beautiful teeth is a front-running trend this season, and Oral-B is hot on the trail with its brand-new 3D White Luxe range, complete with paste, floss, mouthwash and whitening strips. The 3D White Whitestrips have sold in the region of 30million kits in America within the past 14 years and now they have migrated across the pond to give us Brits a bit of a polish. The Whitestrips are only available upon request from your dentist, as they must perform the first application, but subsequently you can continue the treatment at home. Our local Oral-B dentist is Ridgeway Dental, so get in touch to keep those canines in check, or visit the Oral-B website to find out where else you can pick up a set of Whitestrips. £50 for 28 strips, Ridgway Dental, 71 Ridgway, SW19 4SS, 020 8946 2255, /


health & beauty A round-up of The Journal’s favourite lotions, potions and treatments for February

Beauty infusion

Skinspiration This February Elemis is releasing a limited edition Pro-Collagen Marine Cream Ultra-Rich in support of Women for Women International, a company that works with women who are living in conflict-stricken countries such as Syria, Rwanda and Kosovo. It provides female survivors of war with the resources for learning and developing skills that can help them reclaim their lives and provide for their family. Limited Edition Pro-Collagen Marine Cream Ultra-Rich, £110 for 100ml,


Barnes resident Elena GogolenkoCudworth is offering a new highly sought-after treatment at her Fulham clinic – Intraceuticals Infusion facials. Praised by celebrities the world over, this treatment uses therapeutic-grade oxygen and hyaluronic acid to deliver specialised active serums to the skin. The infusions leave skin looking brighter and firmer, and can also be used to combat wrinkles, blemishes and hyper-pigmentation. There are four different treatments available – Rejuvenate, Opulence, Atoxelene, and Clarity, each of which is carefully formulated to address a wide range of skin types. Elenique Aesthetics, 959-961 Fulham Road, SW6 5HY, 020 3637 4549,

[LIFESTYLE] Review: In a frizz tizz

Words by Elizabeth Finney Settled in an comfy chair with some of my favourite big band hits playing in the background, there’s a cup of tea in my hand I’m and receiving an expert massage – heaven. Once I’ve been delicately pummelled into a state of happy oblivion, I have my hair washed with some delicious Aveda products before the Olaplex treatment is applied in two 20-minutes stages. This brandnew treatment repairs the hair shaft, banishes static and protects tresses from winter terrors. Afterwards, I sit back with a glass of bubbles while my hair is blow dried into soft waves. I feel an instant difference and I can honestly say this is my new favourite treatment. Olaplex treatment from £100, Edward James, 77 Putney High Street, SW15 1SR, 020 8789 9639,

Isabel Diaz Osteopath & Midwife Sport Rehabilitation

Don’t let an injury put an end to your health and fitness Last month we noticed an influx of injuries after people embarked on overzealous New Year’s fitness resolutions and many of these injuries may have been preventable. Being enthusiastic and motivated is fantastic, but it is important to realise that if you are training for the first time or returning to training after a period away that you do so gradually. The most common injuries

Brush up Revolutionary beauty brand Foreo is continuing to wow the beauty world with its forward-thinking inventions, and its latest addition is no different. It’s introduced the Issa Hybrid brush head to the original design, which is stronger on plaque due to the central bristles. The Issa toothbrush combines soft silicone with Sonic Pulse Technology to gently and effectively brush teeth and gums. The silicone bristles offer an entirely kind of squeaky clean – non-porous and flexible, they’re perfect for cracking down on plaque and reaching areas between teeth. With a range of intensity levels and cleverly-timed pulses to signify when to move to a different section of your mouth and when you can stop brushing, Foreo has covered every base. Easy to use and extremely kind to sensitive teeth, this tried-and-tested wonder-brush should be a staple in every household. An added bonus comes in the form of a simple travel pouch and the USB charger, making it the perfect travel companion. Issa Hybrid, £149,

are back and neck pain, or knee and shoulder injuries – often the result of poor conditioning and technique. Improve spine and joint flexibility: Keeping the joints around the spine and ribcage strong makes it easier for your muscles to hold you in a good position. Gentle rotation stretches are like little injections of lubricant into your joints, so try the open book stretch and gentle lumbar rotations. Improve core strength: Good core strength gives us stability, which in turn helps prevent injuries and better manage existing long-term issues. Take a deep breath in, and on the out breath, draw your belly button in towards your spine and lift your pelvic floor muscles. Improve postural endurance: Simple exercises using a theraband are perfect for improving posture. Try bent over rows focusing on good alignment, and maintain steady breathing during the movement. Residents are very welcome to come into the clinic to run through exercises with

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Richmond residents have been deprived of their local Molton Brown branch since it was closed for a makeover, but fear not, the store reopened on 29 January with a brand new look, so dust off your loyalty cards and indulge in some aromatic and unique products. Our personal favourite has to be the spicy black peppercorn range. Molton Brown, 4 George Street, TW9 1JY, 020 8948 7747,

and advice on starting exercise regimes safely and effectively as well as providing treatments for existing concerns. 959-961 Fulham Road, SW6 5HY, 020 7736 1846,




All Things Bright and Bhutiful The Journal speaks to Samantha Trinder, about her new wellness centre opening in Richmond this month elizabeth finney


he newest health trend is in fact one of the oldest – natural wellbeing by way of a good diet, meditation, yoga, a positive lifestyle and various holistic treatments is one of the oldest tricks in the book, only there’s no real trickster to be had. In a modern world growing evermore hectic, people are starting to look for a little peace and a way to manage their lifestyle. Pouring out a cup of camomile tea next to a roaring fire in The Bingham Hotel, Samantha Trinder says frankly: “The world needs a break – we’ve


“The world needs a break – we’ve never been more connected to each other but so disconnected from ourselves” never been more connected to each other but so disconnected from ourselves.” If anyone knows how hectic life can be, it’s Samantha. “I’ve always been interested in

wellbeing and health,” she tells me honestly. “My father died when I was 12 and then my mother went to a naturopathy clinic. It turned her life around – she stopped eating meat and started doing yoga – small changes, but it really had an impact.” Samantha has been running The Bingham since 2001, but trained to be a yoga instructor in 2012. “I’ve always been healthy, but working in hotels can be quite stressful,” she tells me, taking a sip of tea before continuing. “I suppose like a lot of people do in their 30s, I started to take more care of my health. I decided to become a yoga teacher and that changed everything.” The Bhuti wellbeing escape has been a long time coming – in fact Samantha had tried to lease the property twice before succeeding in 2015. “It’s perfect timing. Now the concept has evolved into a eco wellbeing escape rather than just a day spa,” she says with pride. “It’s needed now more than ever. Richmond, like the whole of London, is opening up. People are more concerned with their mind, body and soul.” “Bhuti essentially means wellbeing – and it has other

meanings like thriving or nourishing. The aim of the place is to provide a sanctuary.” As Samantha shows me around the site, I can see all her plans for a stunning refuge unfurl around me. “We’re working with a nutritionist to create the menu. It will be small, but changing daily using fresh seasonal produce. It will be tasty, but gluten-free, refined sugar-free and vegan.” Samantha’s approach involves looking back at the more traditional healing methods and lifestyle choices that have stood the test of time and bringing them into a modern environment. “We selected the various product houses based on them being as natural and organic as possible,” Samantha says. “Coincidentally they’re all British and they all have a wellbeing-based ethos.” Speaking knowledgeably, Samantha explains a little more about some of the historic aspects of natural medicine: “There is a traditional health system in India called Ayurveda medicine, which is one of the oldest holistic healing systems. It’s all about preventative health, so you don’t need a cure because you’re living healthily and balancing the body.” Full membership costs £170 per month or £2,000 per year and includes: unlimited yoga and Pilates classes, annual naturopathic consultation, exclusive monthly events and workshops, access to the members’ lounge and special prices on treatments. Bhuti will house an open event on 9 February, and will open its doors officially the following day. 50 Hill Rise, TW10 6UB, 0330 400 3108,



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[LIFESTYLE] Making a splash

Courtesy of WWT, Photography by Nick Brooks

The WWT London Wetland Centre is holding London’s first ever Puddle Jumping Championships, so get the wellies and waterproofs ready for a half term of fun. Points will be awarded for style, splash size, creativity and enthusiasm. There will be a prize each day for the reigning supersplasher, and the overall London Puddle Jumping Champion will be selected at the end of the week. The competition is free with paid admission to the Centre and everyone who partakes will receive a sticker to recognise their puddle jumping abilities. 2.30pm (daily), 13-21 February, WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth’s Walk, SW13 9WT, 020 8409 4400,

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Book a place on The National Archive’s afternoon of children’s activities where your little ones can play dress up in replica World War One outfits and play games from the era. They’ll also have a go at knitting and other crafts, as well as explore the Tell Them of Us exhibition. The afternoon is aimed at children aged seven to 11. Free, 2pm-4pm, 18 February, Bessant Drive,TW9 4DU, 020 8876 3444,

Treats for the little ones this February

Sitting pretty

both images © Lucia Marcano Photography

We’re in love with these new pieces from Neck & Neck’s SS16 collection, which will launch online and in-store this month – sweet and simple designs are the name of the game this season. Dotted dress, £59.99 , cream dress, £65.99, 18B Hill Rise, TW10 6UA, 020 8940 5335,


Monster bunch One stormy night, the Gruffalo’s child sneaks out through the snow into the deep dark wood, despite his father’s warnings. The Rose Theatre welcomes back the Tall Stories Theatre Company to tell the vibrant and musical tale. This show is suitable for ages three and older and has a runtime of 55 minutes. Tickets from £10.50, 16-21 February, please visit the website for show times. 24-26 High Street, KT1 1HL, 020 8174 0090,

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parent trap: nappy valley net has become an online sensation in the four years since founder Susan Hanage, aka Annabel, launched it, with more than 130,000 visits to the site every month. An invaluable tool for parents based in south west London who are seeking to swap tips and share advice, we’ve teamed up to post some of the most pressing topics posted on the site

Sun 6 Dec 2015, 10.25pm I grew up in a family with lots of animals but living in London and travelling frequently I have been reluctant to get a pet as it seems unfair. My kids are now five and eight years old, and as a family I believe we would all benefit from having a pet. A pair of cats seems the most logical option and we would go down the rescue route if possible. My biggest concern is who will look after them while we are on holiday as our neighbours are often away at similar times. Which is better, a cat-sitter or a cattery, and can anyone make a personal recommendation?


Mon 7 Dec 2015, 9.50pm I would choose a cat-sitter or a friendly neighbour over taking the cat to a cattery as in my experience cats get stressed when removed from their own territory. All you need is someone who can drop in once or twice a day to top-up their food and water, and to make a bit of a fuss of the cat.


Mon 7 Dec 2015, 10.08pm Just a word of warning: please make sure your children aren’t allergic before you adopt a cat. We already had one when my children were born and now both of them are allergic to our cat, so we have to keep our house super clean. Also some of their friends have even worse allergies, which means they can’t come for play dates. We were advised to rehome the cat but he’s got the sort

of temperament that would make this very difficult, and also we’ve had him for 10 years so we’re quite attached to him. Anyway, if you do get one I’d say a cat minder is the best option when you go away. Tues 8 Dec 2015, 5.17pm Thank you for all the replies. Can anyone tell me how long the rescue process takes? I’m thinking about adopting midto-end of February as I don’t

want the children to associate cats with Christmas presents, but I have no idea how soon I should contact the shelters? Is it true you need a home visit? Tues 8 Dec, 2015, 6.30pm I don’t know of many that do home visits anymore, but most like the whole family to meet the cat before taking him/her home. That’s a good point about not associating it with Christmas, after all, a cat isn’t just for Christmas.

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Gaining Momentum Award-winning comedian Dominic Holland talks about his work, family and his recent involvement with local children’s charity Momentum elizabeth finney


t’s a strange thing to reflect on, that everything I have ever acquired has been paid for by being able to make people laugh – it’s quite a romantic way to make a living.” Sitting around Dominic Holland’s table in a beautiful home complete with family photos and a Staffordshire Bull Terrier snoozing in the corner, I see that being funny really can pay off. Passing me a cup of tea, Dominic continues: “Comedy is an over-subscribed business. But if you can make people laugh, that’s a tangible skill, so you can make a living.” Dominic grew up in Whitton and always wanted to be a comic. “I didn’t realise that it could be a career,” he tells me. “By the time I finished my master’s degree I was getting enough gigs that I didn’t need a proper job.” After university Dominic, aged 22, leapt onto a comedy circuit in London called The Comedy Store Jongleurs, before touring with Eddie Izzard, writing a BBC Radio 4 show and appearing on countless television shows such as Have I Got News for You, The News Quiz and The Royal Variety Performance. “It’s a tough but great job,” he says. “Comics are very collegiate – albeit competitive – because it’s such a hard art form.” 2015 was a tremendous

Dominic Holland at The Comedy Store

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“It’s a charity I’ve been familiar with for a number of years, and I’m just conscious of the good fortune that I’ve had”

year for the Holland family – Dominic’s eldest son, Tom, was cast as the new SpiderMan in Captain America: Civil War, and will go on to start filming a new Spider-Man movie this June. “Tom is 19 and at the moment, the world is his oyster,” Dominic says. “I want to keep him grounded in the heightened reality in which he lives. I was hoping to involve him in some charities, and it was fortuitous that I went to a charity golf day, and Momentum was there.” “It’s a charity I’ve always been familiar with, and I’m just conscious of the good fortune that I’ve had,” he says, thoughtfully. “I’ve got four boys, all born at Kingston Hospital and it’s never occurred to me that they might get ill.” Though Momentum works with families in Surrey and

south west London, the team want to expand their reach. Momentum’s services come in many forms – the team will send children undergoing treatment toys and treats to take their mind off their illness, and they have worked tirelessly to organise the redecoration of various treatment rooms throughout Kingston Hospital. At the end of last year, Dominic joined Jo Brand in a performance to raise funds for the charity and Tom became one of its patrons. “People get involved with charity through a sense of altruism of course, but it’s also a very empowering thing to do,” Dominic continues, matterof-factly. “Tom can shine a light on this charity, which is a privilege not afforded to all and if he’s responsible for helping such a cause, he’s going to feel better about himself. I think it’s important that it’s a local charity without the reach of some larger ones, so he can make more of an impact in an area that is important.” Thomas Cook Children’s Charity recently donated £25,000 to Momentum, enabling the refurbishment of the Paediatric A&E waiting area at Kingston Hospital. Last month, the final touches were put in place.



All of the essentials are taken care of in our roundup for harmonious living

Lifesavers [CLEANING]

DS Eco Cleaning Ltd 7a Alder Road East Sheen SW14 8ER 0800 612 1378


Merton Council Civic Centre London Road, Morden SM4 5DX 020 8274 4901 Richmond Council Civic Centre 44 York Street Twickenham TW1 3BZ 020 8891 1411 Wandsworth Council The Town Hall Wandsworth High Street SW18 2PU 020 8871 6000


Putney Handyman Property Maintenance and Electrical Engineers John Bailey 07513 054 997

[MOVING SERVICES] Abels Moving Services UK Residential, European and International Removals & Storage 020 3773 5796

[POST OFFICES] Church Road 96 Church Road SW13 0DQ

Danebury Avenue 31a Danebury Avenue SW15 4DG East Sheen 234 Upper Richmond Road West SW14 8AG

Wimbledon 89 The Broadway SW19 1QE Raynes Park 1a Amity Grove SW20 0LL Richmond 16-17 George Street TW9 1JS


M.A. Dog Training and Services 07547 716076 Richmond Vets 161 Kew Road, Richmond TW9 2PN 020 8940 1090 The Vet on Richmond Hill 38 Friars Stile Road Richmond TW10 6NQ 020 8948 3737

[LOCAL CARE] Caring Homes ‘The state of the art facilities will provide nursing and dementia care for up to 78 elderly residents’ Home of Compassion High Street Thames Ditton KT7 0TT 0808 223 5003


Dixon Ward 16 The Green Richmond TW9 1QD 020 8940 4051 Russell-Cooke Solicitors 2 Putney Hill SW15 6AB 020 8789 9111

Travel, Hotels & Social [HOTELS]

Artists Villa Bed and Breakfast 57 Cobham Road Kingston upon Thames KT1 3AE 020 8974 5465 Hotel du Vin & Bistro Wimbledon Cannizaro House, West Side Common, Wimbledon, SW19 4UE, 0330 024 0706


The Lensbury ‘Set on 25 acres of landscaped grounds on the banks of the river Thames’ Broom Road Teddington TW11 9NU 020 8614 6400 The Lodge Hotel 52-54 Upper Richmond Road Putney SW15 2RN 020 8874 1598

Richmond Hill Hotel 144-150 Richmond Hill TW10 6RW 020 8940 2247


Simpson Travel Boat Race House 61-67 Mortlake High Street SW14 8HL 020 3411 7831


Warren House Warren Road Kingston Upon Thames KT2 7HY 020 8547 1777


Beauty, Health & Wellbeing [DOCTORS]




+richmond practice Private Doctors 'We are a group of Paediatricians, private GPs, and Gynaecologists who strive to make clinical excellence available hassle-free' 19 Sheen Road Richmond upon Thames Surrey TW9 1AD 020 8940 5009

Atelier M London Laser & Cryogenic Lipolysis 209 Lower Richmond Road Putney SW15 1HJ 020 8785 4759

Elenique Aesthetics Skin Clinic ‘Improve your skin health and deepen your knowledge about skincare’ 959-961 Fulham Road SW6 5HY 020 3637 4549

Fulham Osteopathic Care 'Our practice was established by Isabel Diaz, Osteopath and Midwife from her home in Parsons Green' 959-961 Fulham Road SW6 5HY 0207 736 1846 07956 283 276

Sheen Lane Health Centre Sheen Lane East Sheen SW14 8LP 020 8876 3901

Beauchamp Beauty 14 Eton Street Richmond TW9 1EE 020 8439 9977 B London Boutique 16 Barnes High Street SW13 9LW 020 8876 7577

Confectioners Sandrine Chocolates ‘Our chocolates are handmade by a long-established family firm of Belgian Chocolatiers’ 239 Upper Richmond Road West East Sheen SW14 8QS 020 8878 8168

The Lensbury Spa ‘Set on 25 acres of landscaped grounds on the banks of the river Thames’ Broom Road Teddington TW11 9NU 020 8614 6400

Boutiques The Cake Parlour 146 Arthur Road Wimbledon Park SW19 8AQ 020 8947 4424

Ethical Collection ‘Bringing beautiful items, talented artisans and designers to new markets’

Truelove ‘Sumptuous fitting suites allowing for a comfortable & relaxed environment’ 48 White Hart Lane Barnes SW13 0PZ 020 8876 7330





The Gooday Gallery 14 Richmond Hill TW10 6QX 020 8940 8652

Regallis Associates ‘A south west London staple which has delivered bespoke architectural designs to suit conversions, extensions or complete refurbishments since 2003’ The Mews 12 Lower Richmond Road SW15 1JP 020 8789 4887

Key Building Works Design and Build Company Worton Road Isleworth TW7 6ER 020 8560 0880

Home & Culture Henry Boxer Gallery Visits by appointment only 98 Stuart Court Richmond Hill TW10 6RJ 020 8948 1633

Strawberry Hill House Horace Walpole’s Gothic Castle 268 Waldegrave Road Twickenham, TW1 4ST 020 8744 1241


SOUTH WEST PROPERTY Showcasing the finest homes and property in the area

Your Local Agents Carter Jonas 44 White Hart Lane SW13 0PZ 020 8878 1115


Barnes 133 Church Road SW13 9HR 020 8748 8833 (sales) 020 8748 7733 (lettings) Putney 153 Upper Richmond Road SW15 2TX 020 8246 5959 (sales) 020 8704 1000 (lettings) Richmond 23a Friars Stile Road TW10 6NH 020 3758 3222 (sales) 020 3758 3333 (lettings)

Douglas & Gordon

West Putney 127 Lower Richmond Road SW15 1EZ 020 8785 6666 (sales) 020 8788 3333 (lettings) East Putney 190 Upper Richmond Road SW15 2SH 020 8788 3000 (sales) 020 8788 3333 (lettings)


Barnes 67 Barnes High Street SW13 9LD 020 8658 7344 (sales) 020 8970 7895 (lettings) East Sheen 252 Upper Richmond Road West SW14 8AG 020 8454 7247 (sales) 020 8936 3028 (lettings)

Richmond 5 Duke Street TW9 1HP 020 8939 2803 Wimbledon 81 High Street SW19 5EG 020 8946 0026

Wimbledon 11-13 Church Road SW19 5DW 020 8879 9669 (lettings)


Barnes 52 Barnes High Street SW13 9LN 020 8939 6900 East Sheen

Putney 184 Upper Richmond Road SW15 2SH 020 8454 7243 (sales) 020 8454 7259 (lettings) Richmond 8 The Quadrant TW9 1BP 020 8454 7251 (sales) 020 8454 7261 (lettings) Teddington 164 High Street TW11 8HU 020 8970 7902 (sales) 020 8970 7906 (lettings) Wimbledon High Street SW19 5BA 020 8454 7249 (sales) 020 8454 7265 (lettings)

Knight Frank

Barnes & Putney 56 Barnes High Street SW13 9LF 020 3371 3130


Esher The Old Post House High Street KT10 9QA 01372 464496

298a Upper Richmond Road West

Marsh & Parsons

Barnes 73/75 Church Road SW13 9HH 020 8563 8333

East Sheen 202 Upper Richmond Road SW14 8AN 020 8878 2828 Richmond 1 The Quadrant TW9 1BP 020 8939 1770

Robert Holmes & Co

Wimbledon Willow House 35 High Street SW19 5BY 020 8947 9833 (sales and new homes)

SW14 7JG 020 8018 7777 Putney 198 Upper Richmond Road SW15 2SH 020 8780 9900 Richmond 40-42 Hill Rise TW10 6UA 020 8614 9100 Wimbledon 1 High Street SW19 5DX 020 8971 8111

Village Properties 20 Mortlake High Street SW14 8JN 020 3355 5530





DATE RECEIVED: 4 January ADDRESS: Latimer Road, TW11 PROPOSAL: Single-storey pitched roof rear extension.

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DATE RECEIVED: 5 January ADDRESS: Fulwell Park Avenue, TW2 PROPOSAL: Proposed new first floor to

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Galliard Homes has been given permission to construct a new 20,000 seat stadium in Wimbledon, which will be based around creating a new base for the AFC Wimbledon Football Club. Galliard Homes is planning to build a brand-new mixed-use development around the stadium, which will include a 17,000 sq ft squash club and fitness centre, complete with studio and gymnasium, as well as 602 mixed tenure apartments and a 13,700 sq ft retail outlet. Work is scheduled to start in the second quarter of this year and is expected to take three years to complete. The apartments will span three new buildings situated on the northern, eastern and southern sides of the stadium, ranging between six and 10 storeys. Erik Samuelson, chief executive of AFC Wimbledon, said: “We are all absolutely delighted. This has been a momentous day for our club. This is

create two-storey house. DATE RECEIVED: 14 January ADDRESS: Meadow Road, SW19 PROPOSAL: Proposed erection of a single-storey rear extension. DATE RECEIVED: 15 January ADDRESS: Putney Hill, SW15 PROPOSAL: Erection of roof extension to provide an additional floor of accommodation to both flats.

DECEMBER BOOM our home and we are delighted that we have been granted planning approval to return to Wimbledon.” The original Wimbledon Football Club, which dated back to 1889, caused a great deal of controversy in 2004 by leaving Wimbledon for Milton Keynes in 2002 to become the Milton Keynes Dons – local supporters rallied together to form AFC Wimbledon just six weeks after the move.

Knight Frank in Richmond had an exceptionally busy countdown to the Christmas break. In the month of December, it exchanged on 10 properties totalling nearly £30million; from a small cottage in The Alberts through to a six-bedroom detached house in Cambridge Park.

PLANNed roadworks and closures 3-9 February

8 February – 27 April

15-26 February

22 February – 25 March

Alexandra Road, SW19

Hallam Road, SW13

May Road, TW2

Upper Richmond Road, SW15

Lay 25m duct and build a

Storage area or compound for replacement

Sewer repair works.

Traffic modernisation works.

box in the footway.

works taking place in surrounding streets.

Thames Water

Transport for London

Virgin Media

Southern Gas Networks

0845 9200 800

0845 305 1234

0945 454 1111

0845 026 0015 16-19 February

29 February – 4 March

8 February – 21 March

15-19 February

King Street, TW1

Mead Road, TW10

Kew Road, TW9

Watts Lane, TW11

Lay new water supply

Alter and relay domestic

Traffic modernisation

Traffic signal modernisation

connection in the

service one metre from the

works in both directions.

of pedestrian crossing.

footway and carriageway.

main in nearside footway.

Transport for London

Transport for London

Thames Water

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Rectory Road, Barnes SW13 A beautifully presented period house Situated on one of Barnes' prime road, this five bedroom semi-detached house has been architecturally designed and extended to the rear to create excellent family accommodation throughout. 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, kitchen/family room, cloakroom, rear garden. EPC: D. Approximately 181.8 sq m (1,957 sq ft). Freehold

Guide price: £1,900,000 020 8022 6273



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Glebe Road, Barnes SW13 An outstanding five bedroom semi-detached house This excellent family home is arranged over three floors and offers spacious and elegant proportions. The house is located on one of Barnes' most desirable roads just moments from Barnes Pond. Master bedroom with en suite bathroom, 4 further bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, family/dining room, kitchen, cloakroom, garden room, landscaped garden, secure off street parking. EPC: E. Approximately 226.9 sq m (2,441 sq ft). Freehold

Guide price: £2,650,000 020 8022 6273



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St. Peters Road, St Margarets Trust Grounds TW1 A period family house with river views This property is within close proximity to Richmond and has private access to the residents only gardens. Master bedroom suite with dressing room and bathroom, 4 further bedrooms, 3 further bath/shower rooms, 2 cloakrooms, reception hall, drawing room, conservatory, family room, kitchen/dining room, 2 studies, rear garden, gated off street parking. EPC: E. Approximately 421 sq m (4,531 sq ft). Freehold

Guide price: £4,250,000 020 8939 2800


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Park House, Hampton Court KT8 An historic Georgian family house overlooking Royal Parks This elegant Grade II listed house has been sympathetically upgraded and offers the best of Georgian architecture combined with modern facilities. 6 bedrooms, 4 bath/shower rooms, drawing room, library/study, dining room, kitchen, breakfast room, utility, office, landscaped gardens, summer house, store room, wine cellar, double garage, workshop, gated off street parking. Approximately 503 sq m (5,414 sq ft). Freehold

Guide price: £3,500,000 020 8939 2800


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HELPING YOU MOVE IN 2016 If you are considering selling a property this year, now is the time to speak to an expert. We pride ourselves on exceptional service and unrivalled market knowledge, with a global network of 417 offices over 58 countries that can showcase your property to the widest possible audience. 020 8946 0026 Guide price: £2,350,000

Princes Way, Wimbledon SW19 1930's detached house with scope to create a beautiful family home. Master bedroom suite, 5 further bedrooms, family bathroom, drawing room, dining/family room, kitchen, conservatory, garage, gardens, off street parking. EPC: E. Approximately 256.4 sq m (2,760 sq ft). Office: 020 8946 0026


Guide price: £6,800,000

Murray Road, Wimbledon SW19 Master bedroom suite, 5 further bedrooms (3 en suite), family bathroom, drawing room, kitchen/dining/family room, study, cinema/bar/games room, gym/bedroom 7, WC, utility, garden, off street parking. EPC: B. Approximately 517.6 sq m (5,572 sq ft). Office: 020 8946 0026

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Welcome to richmond Chestertons speaks to The Journal about its new office in Richmond, as well as everything this beautiful town has to offer Xavier Marques-Wicks


e are delighted to be opening our new office in Richmond, and are particularly excited by the location in the village at the top of the hill, which has always been a lively hub of activity. There are plenty of charming cafés, excellent eateries and coffee shops – all right on our doorstep. We hope that people will appreciate the benefit of being able to pop in to discuss their property needs without having to walk down to the high street. For us, Richmond is a special place to do business because the lifestyle is vibrant, the properties are architecturally diverse and the views are breath-taking – particularly the one from Terrace Walk, which was immortalised on canvas by JMW Turner in the painting England: Richmond Hill, on the Prince Regent’s Birthday. The area has many historically significant buildings, such as The Star and Garter, currently being redeveloped by London Square, Ham House, Wick House and Hampton Court Palace just along the river. Richmond has attracted many well-known faces over the years, too, with Jerry Hall and David Attenborough among the area’s more famous residents. With a third of the borough classed as ‘open space’ (totalling five times more ground than any other borough in London), Richmond has much to offer in the way of activities. You can take a peaceful boat ride down the river, enjoy horse riding in Richmond Park or a cycle along the Thames towpath. Richmond is also handy for rugby fans, with the Old Deer Park and Twickenham being just around the corner. Chestertons supports community rugby at the London Welsh club, who returned to play the first XV matches at the Old Deer Park this season,

“Richmond is highly sought-after by buyers, investors and tenants” and the evolving partnership has helped establish Chestertons as a recognised and trusted brand in the area. Foodies are spoilt for choice, with Richmond eateries serving up cuisine from around the world – we can highly recommend stopping off at the excellent restaurant in The Bingham Hotel, or the leafy café at Petersham Nurseries. Families benefit from a choice of more than 30 primary schools and a variety of excellent secondary schools in the borough. These include Christ’s Church of England Comprehensive, Grey Court, Orleans Park, Teddington School and Waldegrave School for girls, as well as some leading independent schools including Hampton School, the Lady Eleanor Holles and St Catherine’s.

Richmond is highly sought-after by buyers, investors and tenants, and is well to the fore in London’s vibrant housing market. And while it is a popular place for young professionals, families and retirees alike, it’s a treat to live on Richmond Hill and to experience the views every day while walking down to the shops, or to begin your commute from Richmond Station – whether it’s via overground to Waterloo or via the District Line. We believe that extending our already vast coverage of this popular corner of south west London by adding to our existing offices in Kew, East Sheen and Barnes will bring something unique – including our exclusive Avios rewards partnership – to sellers and landlords in the Richmond area. We’re looking forward to meeting and working with local residents. 23a Friars Stile Road, Richmond, TW10 6NH, 020 3758 3222,


Beyond your expectations

Kew This beautiful grade II listed family home is presented in very good condition and offers elegant accommodation arranged over four spacious floors and the property retains many fabulous period features. EPC: Exempt

£2,250,000 Freehold • • • • • •

Hamptons Richmond Office Sales. 020 8454 7621 | Lettings. 020 8454 7261

Five bedrooms Four reception rooms Two bathrooms Conservatory Garden Off-street parking

Wimbledon A substantial Victorian home, dating back to the 1840s, which has been sympathetically refurbished and extended to provide outstanding accommodation over four floors. Set in landscaped and meadow grounds of approximately 0.7 acres the secluded family house offers 8 bedrooms, a gated driveway and heated outdoor swimming pool. EPC: E

£5,950,000 Freehold • • • • • •

Hamptons Wimbledon Office Sales. 020 8945 5026 | Lettings. 020 8970 7906

Victorian House Secluded Location Grounds of 0.7 acres Eight Bedrooms Five Receptions Swimming Pool

Beyond your expectations expectations Beyond your

Putney An impressive detached, new-build family house arranged over four floors. This immaculate five/six bedroom, four bathroom house boasts 2,880sq.ft. of living accommodation with a spacious kitchen/family room, two further ground floor reception rooms and an entertainment/reception room on the lower floor. EPC: TBC

£2,500,000 Freehold • • • • • •

Hamptons Putney Office Sales. 020 8454 7612 | Lettings. 020 8454 7259

Detached house Five bedrooms Four reception rooms Four bathrooms Garden Private parking


Guide Price £1,195,000 Freehold

An immaculately presented, double fronted Victorian house situated in a quiet residential road, yet just moments from the bustling boutiques of White Hart Lane. This beautiful family home has a through reception room with a feature fireplace, fitted kitchen and French doors leading into the garden. Upstairs there are four double bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower, and a separate family bathroom.


Hamptons Barnes Office Sales. 020 3285 7734 | Lettings. 020 8454 7259

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Double fronted Open plan kitchen and dining room Solid Oak Floors Master Bedroom with en-suite shower room Quiet location Close to shops and restaurants

Beyond your expectations

East Sheen A stunning five bedroom home that has been sensitively renovated throughout incorporating modern living with period features and that is flooded with natural light. The ground floor offers fantastic family living space including a double reception room, downstairs wc, under stair storage and an open plan modern kitchen/ diner with doors leading to the 50’ pristine maintained garden. The property is located very close to Thompson House primary school and Mortlake station. EPC: D

Hamptons East Sheen Office Sales. 020 8454 7625 | Lettings. 020 3601 1912

£1,499,950 Freehold • • • • • •

Entrance Hall Cloakroom Double reception room Five bedrooms Family bathroom and shower room 50’ rear garden

Hampton A spacious four double bedroom, three bathroom family home with 103ft south facing rear garden. Located moments away from Hampton Village green and railway station, the property also benefits from garage parking. EPC: D

£1,095,000 Freehold • • • • • •

Hamptons Teddington Office Sales. 020 8454 7627 | Lettings. 020 8454 7265

Four bedrooms Two reception rooms Three bathrooms Garden Private Parking 1940 Approx Sq Ft

Established 1897

COOMBE HILL ESTATE, Kingston Upon Thames KT2 An outstanding new-build family home, Laurel Grove, recently awarded the title of the UK’s Best Luxury House by “WhatHouse?”. This brand new six/ seven bedroom proper ty on the Coombe Hill Private Estate offers over 11,000sq ft of luxury living about 30 minutes from central London. Laurel Grove boasts magnificent formal enter taining space, a bespoke David Linley kitchen, pool and sauna, fitness suite, cinema room, separate staff accommodation and extensive landscaped grounds. EPC rating B.

Castelnau, Barnes SW13

Guide price £8,950,000 Freehold

A well-presented period house situated in the heart of Barnes Village020 7409 9289 020 8022 6273

The house has been extended and developed in recent years offering a mix of formal reception space and open plan family rooms including a beautiful kitchen area overlooking the landscaped garden. Master suite, 5 further bedrooms, 3 further bath/shower rooms, 4 reception rooms, kitchen/dining room, study, storage/gym, utility room, wine cellar, off street parking, landscaped garden. EPC: E. Approximately 410 sq m (4,413 sq ft). Freehold




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Established 1897

CHARLES HARROD COURT, Barnes SW13 A unique and impressive three bedroom (approximately 2,238sq ft / 208sq m) family apar tment in Charles Harrod Cour t, Harrods Village. The apar tment is situated on the first floor and benefits from high ceilings throughout, natural light from three aspects and a large terrace providing excellent enter taining space. Fur ther benefits include an eat-in kitchen, ample storage, separate utility room and two parking spaces. Harrods Village residents’ services include concierge, 24-hour security, gym, swimming pool and well-maintained communal gardens. EPC rating C.

Guide price £2,750,000 Share of Freehold 020 7225 5911


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A charming cottage located in Barnes the popular Little Chelsea area of 020 8878 1115 Barnes, ideally positioned for the mainline station at Barnes Bridge, the village and shops in White Hart Lane. Reception room • 2 bedrooms • Bathroom with shower • Kitchen leading to dining room • Built-in wardrobes • Patio garden EPC rating E

£455.77 pw*/£1975.00 pcm* *Rent excludes reference and tenancy paperwork fees. Please contact our branch who can provide this information.


A wonderful opportunity to acquire a spacious semidetached property requiring modernisation in the heart of Barnes Village. 2 reception rooms • 4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms • Private rear garden with patio • Off-street parking • EPC rating F

Guide price £2,100,000

Barnes Village

020 8741 7400

Wimbledon Village


A beautifully and sympathetically restored and extended period house set on a plot of approx. 0.5 acre located within a short distance of Wimbledon Common and the Village with the benefit of a wonderful landscaped garden. Reception hall • Drawing room • Dining room • Superb kitchen/breakfast room • Media room • Library • Staff kitchen • Sun room • Swimming pool & gym • Wine cellar • 2 en-suite staff bedrooms • Master suite • Master bedroom with his & hers en-suite bathrooms and dressing room • 4 further en-suite bedrooms • Gated drive • Double garage • OSP ER/D



An exceptional home in a secure and secluded position on a plot of over 0.5 acre (0.229 hec) enjoying tranquility and views from the rear where the gardens adjoin the Royal Wimbledon Golf Course. Galleried reception hall • 4 reception rooms • Super kitchen/breakfast room • Master bedroom with dressing room and luxury bathroom • 4 further bedrooms • 4 further bath/shower rooms • 2nd floor gym/games room • Detached guest/staff annexe • Heated swimming pool • Landscaped grounds • Driveway parking • House ER/E • Annexe ER/C

Wimbledon Wimbledon Village Village 020 020 8947 89479833 9833(0) 20 8947 9833 Wimbledon Wimbledon Village Village 020 020 8947 8947 9833 Wimbledon Village’s Premier Estate Agent -9833 Sales: +44

Wimbledon Village


Wimbledon Common


A handsome Dutch-style house in a good Village location.

Extended and modernised to an exceptional standard.

4 reception rooms • Kitchen/dining room • Music/media room • Cellar • 7 bedrooms and 5 bath/shower rooms • Gardens • Garage • OSP ER/D

3 reception rooms • Kitchen/breakfast/dining/family room • 4 double beds • 4 bath/shower rooms • Eaves store room • Generous garden • Garden stable block • OSP ER/E

Wimbledon Village

Wimbledon Village



Set on 0.5 acre with a self-contained flat & views of the Downs.

In the heart of the Village, a short walk from the Common.

4 Reception rooms • Kitchen/breakfast room • 7 bedrooms • 4 bathrooms • Original Edwardian garden • Double garage • OSP ER/E

2 reception rooms • Study • Kitchen/breakfast room • Wine cellar • Store room • 6 bedrooms • 3 bathrooms • Garden and summer house • OSP ER/E

Wimbledon Village




Potential for significant extensions subject to planning permission.

Close to local shops, transport and good schools.

4 reception rooms • Kitchen/breakfast room • 5 bedrooms • 3 bathrooms • Lovely gardens • Garage • OSP ER/F

Double reception room • Family sitting room • Kitchen/ dining room, 7 bedrooms • 4 bath/shower rooms • Designer landscaped garden • OSP ER/E

Wimbledon Wimbledon Village Village 020 8947 89479833 9833 Wimbledon Wimbledon Wimbledon Village Village 020 Village 8947 020 020 9833 8947 8947 9833 9833 Wimbledon Village’s Premier Estate Agent -020 Lettings: +44 (0) 20 8879 9669

Melville Melville Road SW12 £2,950,000 MelvilleRoad RoadSW12 SW12£2,950,000 £2,950,000 A AA magnificent magnificent six-bedroom six-bedroom Edwardian Edwardian family family home home with with a abeautiful mature mature garden garden and and located located inin Barnes Barnes Village. Village. Freehold. Freehold. EPC=D EPC=D magnificent six-bedroom Edwardian family home with a beautiful beautiful mature garden and located in Barnes Village. Freehold. EPC=D Barnes Barnes Sales: Sales: 020 020 8563 8563 8333 8333 Barnes Sales: 020 8563

Rosemary Lane SW14 £1,750,000 Rosemary RosemaryLane LaneSW14 SW14£1,750,000 £1,750,000 A AA charming charming and and well-proportioned well-proportioned four-bedroom four-bedroom Georgian Georgian house, house, situated situated moments moments from from the the River River Thames. Thames. Freehold. Freehold. EPC=D EPC=D charming and well-proportioned four-bedroom Georgian house, situated moments from the River Thames. Freehold. EPC=D

East East Sheen Sheen Sales: Sales: 020 020 8878 8878 2828 2828 East Sheen Sales: 020 8878

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