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Winter Wonderland Back in time for the big day itself, Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is now open and offers an array of yuletide delights for the whole family. With a host of glittering new attractions includizang Backyard Cinema’s The Snowman™ Experience, Peter Pan On Ice, a new “Secret Forest” theme for The Magical Ice Kingdom and nightly shows at the brand new Winter Wonderland Comedy Club, Hyde Park Winter Wonderland has festive frivolity all wrapped up. As well as these brand-new highlights, old favourites return to the winter attraction and include new shows from Zippos Christmas Circus and Cirque Berserk. The Magical Ice Kingdom is also back with a brand-new theme – ‘The Secret Forest.’ A magical world complete with woodland animals and mythical creatures created from more than 500 tonnes of ice and snow in -10C temperatures. Those looking for last minute gifts can create their own at the brand-new Ice Sculpting Workshops learning tips from expert ice sculptors before crafting their very own masterpiece in a bespoke sculpting studio. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Raymond Briggs’ beloved picture book and winter favourite, The Snowman, Hyde Park Winter Wonderland has teamed up with themed cinema experts, Backyard Cinema, and Penguin Ventures (part of Penguin Random House) to bring a world exclusive, immersive adventure; Backyard Cinema Presents: The Snowman™ Experience to the capital. One of the UK’s best-loved family films will be brought to life as guests explore the multiroomed, multi-sensory, cinematic

adventure guaranteed to delight the entire family with Christmas cheer and childlike wonder. For those a little older (16+) and looking for laughs this festive season, Hyde Park Winter Wonderland will be hosting a schedule of stand-up comedy acts, every night from 9pm in the Circus Megadome, specially curated by GetComedy. From rollercoasters and shows, to bars, food and shops, there’s something for everyone at the wonderland. For more information and tickets visit hydeparkwinterwonderland.com. Open until 6 January 2019 apart from Christmas Day. Entry to Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is free. For individual attraction ticket prices and information visit the official website. Advance booking is strongly recommended.

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On The Ice As the festive season settles in, the ice rinks begin to open with a whole host across the capital to enjoy.

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Grand Complication From Breitling The iconic Navitimer receives a rattrapante complication to push this timepiece even further.

10 Seeing Red Colour has become a common feature in the watchmaking world, it’s time for red to shine through.

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14 Gifts, Gifts and More Gifts The ultimate guide of what to buy that special someone this Christmas. 16 Indian Sandalwood Acqua di Parma bring the distinctive scent of Sandalwood to the fore with Colonia Sandalo. 20 Beauty Buys Helping you through December in style with some of the best products to buy this month. 24 Travel - The Athenaeum Ever wondered what living in a Mayfair townhouse is like? Wonder no more with the Townhouse Residences. 30 Travel - Burley Manor Take a short trip to the New Forest to escape the city and enjoy the culinary delights of this country manor.

49 Wine Masters Berry Bros & Rudd offer up the ideal Christmas Day wine list.

34 Perfect For Your Palate Christmas has come to town and there are endless ways in which you can enjoy.

50 Review - Coal Shed Sunday roast is always a joy, but you won’t have had one quite like this before.

38 A Champagne Christmas The festive season is always full of bubbles, but now you can make sure you’ve got the perfect pick.

53 Review - Zela London Ibiza restaurant takes on the London scene with a distinctive menu and interior to match.

42 Festive Spirit The time of plenty has come again and what better way to celebrate than with a tipple...or two.

54 Lexus - RX L The new luxurious family SUV from Lexus brings style and substance.

46 Review - Quaglino’s Q Lunch Stunning menu and sophisticated style make for the perfect lunchtime spot.

64 Savills - Developing With The Old Savills explore London’s unique history and its impact on developing the new.

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Skate at Somerset House with Fortnum and Mason Until 13 January

Somerset House’s magnificent neoclassical courtyard has once again transformed into one of the capital’s favourite winter destinations. Complete with a 40ft Christmas tree, guests are welcome to enjoy a number of unique experiences from learning the art of skating at Skate School to discovering new music with leading DJ’s at Skate Lates. Off the ice, guests can relax in the comfort of the alpine-inspired restaurant Fortnum’s Lodge, while the Fortnum’s Christmas Arcade offers an array of gifts for festive shoppers. Skate tickets start at £11.00 for adults and £8.50 for children (a one off booking fee of £2.95 per order applies) including skate hire. Sessions sell out quickly so make sure you get in quick, only a small number of tickets are available on-site each day. Skate Lates tickets are £17.00 (a one off booking fee of £2.95 per order applies) and include skate hire. somersethouse.org.uk | fortnumandmason.com


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Hampton Court Palace

Ice Rink Tower of London Rink Until 6 January

Set against the backdrop of King Henry VIII’s former home, Hampton Court Palace’s popular ice rink returns for winter 2018. Perfect for all ages and levels of ability - from absolute beginners to experts - the impressive Tudor Palace venue boasts spectacular Thames-side views and offers visitors an enchanting ambience for the festive season, especially after dusk when the Palace’s iconic facade lights up. The Ice Rink Café & Bar - featuring a special children’s menu - are great places for both skaters and spectators to sample the delicious winter menu, as well as a selection of warming and alcoholic beverages from The Pie Man. A popular event which offers exclusive discounted prices for families, advanced booking is recommended to best plan your day at this famous royal residence. With 500 years of history to discover inside the palace, you can also purchase tickets to explore Hampton Court’s spectacular State Apartments, 65 acres of formal gardens, the infamous Haunted Gallery and even a world-famous maze. Celebrating Christmas traditions from the past and present, from 1 December - 6 January visitors will be able to see the palace through the eyes of its Edwardian grace-and-favour residents and enjoy live cookery demonstrations in Henry VIII’s atmospheric Kitch-ens. The Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink season is open now until 6 January 2019. The rink is open every day - except Christmas Day - from 11am to 9pm, and from 10am on weekends. From 17 December, the rink will be open every day from 10am.

Celebrate the season in style as ice skating returns to the Tower of London for another winter extravaganza. Set in the historic dry moat, guests can soak up the festive atmosphere against the imposing medieval backdrop in the heart of the capital. After taking a spin on the ice, get your skates off and relax with your loved ones in the Ice Rink Café & Bar. Featuring warming food and drink options all, the rink makes the perfect day out for families and friends alike. There are even exclusive discounted prices for families, although advanced booking is recommended. To make a full day of it, visitors can also purchase tickets to the Tower of London. The fortress is home to almost 1,000 years of history, the awe-inspiring Crown Jewels, the iconic ‘Beefeaters’ guards and ravens. Last but not least, from 27 to 31 December 2018, the Tower of London will host its very own Victorian Christmas. Discover how modern impressions of Christmas were shaped in the era of Charles Dickens and Queen Victoria as the Tower comes alive with all the fun and festivities of the mid19th century. The Tower of London skating season is open until 6 January 2019. The rink is open every day - except Christmas Day - from 11am to 9pm. For more information and to book tickets, visit toweroflondonicerink.co.uk

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BREITLING

Rattrapante The rattrapante is one of the most sophisticated complications in all of watchmaking. Put simply, with two superimposed central chronograph hands, it can measure two elapsed times simultaneously. The rattrapante feature in the new Breitling Navitimer 1 B03 Rattrapante 45 Boutique Edition is very special indeed with some additional details that will make this watch a highly sought-after timepiece. This instant collector’s item will be issued in a limited edition of 250 pieces and available exclusively from Breitling’s boutiques around the world. The Navitimer 1 B03 Rattrapante 45 Boutique Edition is as aesthetically impressive as it is technically sophisticated. Housed in a big, bold 45-mm stainless-steel case, it is distinguished by a Stratos Gray dial, while its hour markers and hour and minute hands are coated with Super-LumiNova®, which guarantees legibility in all lighting conditions. This eye-catching timepiece features a bidirectional rotating bezel with the circular slide rule long associated with Breitling’s Navitimer watches. It offers another exquisite detail. Normally, a Breitling Navitimer features a stylized B logo with an anchor symbol adorning the base of the chronograph hands. But in this case, there is a subtle refinement, with the logo divided between two hands. The B is on the red chronograph hand, while the anchor sits on the split-second hand. As a result, the two elements of the logo are separated when the split-second hand is stopped and reform when the hands realign. The story inside the case is every bit as compelling. The watch is powered by a Breitling Manufacture Caliber B03, which has a power reserve of at least 70 hours and is a COSC-certified chronometer. You could take it off after work on Friday (not that you would want to) and it would still be ready for action on

Monday morning. The split-second pusher, which is housed in the 3 o’clock crown, serves to stop and restart the split-second hand as often as desired during a timing operation, allowing the wearer to measure split times or compare the results of several competitors. Few watch brands have their own mechanical chronograph movements. Fewer still also offer a proprietary split-second movement developed and produced in-house. With the launch of the Breitling Manufacture Caliber B03, Breitling once again confirms its leading role in the field of mechanical chronographs. With its two superimposed central chronograph hands, one of which can be stopped to measure an intermediate (split) time before catching up (rattraper in French) with the other, the splitsecond chronograph is considered one of the most challenging watchmaking mechanisms to create. Accordingly, this “grand complication” is generally produced in small series and requires watchmakers to perform a lengthy process of adjustment and rating (correcting the clearance of the split-second wheel and pinion, adapting the tension of the springs, adjusting the degree of penetration of the clamps, etc.). In developing its own split-second chronograph movement, based on its successful Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01, Breitling adopted an innovative approach to the rattrapante, focusing on sturdiness, precision, and reliability while developing a system that ensures optimal performance with a minimum number of components. In fact, the split-second mechanism features just 28 parts. In the process, Breitling was also able to eliminate the lengthy adjustment period. Finding a simple and effective solution to a complicated problem took several years of research and testing but the result leaves nothing to be desired. breitling.com


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SEEING RED Alain Prost is an artist in the realm of speed, just as Richard Mille is an artist of timekeeping. The collaboration between the brand and the four-time Formula 1 World Champion, co-founder of the Renault e.dams team is founded on unshakable loyalty. This time, a shared interest in cycling provided inspiration. Much like the aeronautics and automotive industries, where R&D play an essential role, cycling is constantly evolving from a technical perspective. As for the object of their shared labours? That would be the all new RM70-01 calibre tourbillon, featuring an unprecedented odometer.

Following extensive discussions with Alain Prost, as well as other cyclists, Richard Mille realised that many of them would be hard pressed to say how many kilometres they’d ridden since the beginning of the season. The RM 70-01’s never-before-seen totaliser remedies this by simply displaying the overall distance travelled. The pusher at 2 o’clock can select any of the 5 rollers of the odometer, whose readout is visible in a titanium window. Once a roller selected, pressing the pusher located at 10 o’clock advances the roller by one. The only effort required of the user is to add the day’s distance to the prior total. The mechanism itself, however, is much more complicated. The first pusher activates selection of a roller, one of the five. Execution is confirmed by perfect alignment of the two yellow arrows. The second pusher incrementally rotates the r o l l e r,

which automatically blocks, thanks to the carry mechanism. To avoid accidental manipulations, the complication has been fitted with a neutral position (N). Thanks to a spring-lock, the selection fork will be lined up straight, with an arrow at 2 o’clock pointing to N as visual confirmation that the mechanism is locked. Equipped with a 70-hour power-reserve, visible at 5 o’clock thanks to an indicator powered by a planetary differential, this manual winding tourbillon calibre sports a baseplate and bridges in grade 5 titanium. Titanium’s extreme stiffness enables the calibre to withstand the roughest of trails with ease. Nods to the realm of cycling abound, from the titanium Allen screws that fix the bridges, to the barrel ratchet, which recalls the design of forged wheel spokes, to say nothing of the tourbillon cage and dynamometric crown, evocative of a bicycle’s pedal. The beautifully finished movement possesses tremendous, almost vertiginous depth. Both its vertical architecture - which lines up the barrel and tourbillon along a single axis - and its compact size were essential because of how much space the odometer occupies within the case. And what a case it is! Machined out of Carbon TPT®, it perfectly combines tonneau, rectangular and asymmetrical shapes. Taut and curved, its unique lines not only ensure the greatest possible comfort when worn on the right wrist, but also optimised legibility of the time when gripping a cycle’s handlebars. As always at Richard Mille, function dictates form. In order that they may fully enjoy the dynamic and mechanical qualities of the RM 70-01, each buyer will receive as a gift their very own bespoke road cycle. Developed by Alain Prost and Richard Mille in partnership with the prestigious Italian bikemaker Colnago, these individually numbered bicycles are made by hand and painted in the watchmaking brand’s colours. Limited to just 30 pieces.

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WATCHES ArtyA - Son of Gears Star The openworked movement on this watch is designed to represent the 10 rays of the star, with the colour matching the lateral inserts of the case and the stitching on the leather strap. A wide choice of colour options are available, but ArtyA has placed a limited production number of just 99 pieces in each colour. There are five versions of the watch, depending on colour, case options and even a diamond-set option, in limited editions or unique pieces. ArtyA has been making openworked watches since 2009 and this is the second in a series using the same movement, a modified Unitas calibre. The first was Shams, which means “sun” in Arabic, launched in 2015. The new one is based on a star motif, keeping with the heavenly bodies theme. The 3rd is an Edelweiss in a tonneau case.

Then you decide what to laser etch on the case locker and the side plate: your name, your sign, your code, the love of your life? One more click, the order loads directly. Four months later, your perfect hand-built bespoke masterwork arrives. “The FreakIT app pushes bespoke personalization to the extreme,” said Patrick Pruniaux, Chief Executive Officer of Ulysse Nardin. “It is unprecedented in the watch world, which until now was far behind the car industry, where brands such as Rolls Royce, Ferrari and Bentley provide customers with a full set of bespoke options. Now in-store Ulysse Nardin customers, with a few swipes and taps, can create their own, one-of-a-kind Freak Vision - one that fully expresses their individuality. Bespoke is the defining element of high-end luxury. Affluent buyers, especially haute horlogerie collectors and millennials, place a strong premium on more emotional and personal priorities. FreakIT allows these individuals to create watches as unique as they are.” With FreakIT, Ulysse Nardin takes customization to a new level. A fixed package price of 10,000 CHF no matter how many bespoke options you personalize, the added price remains the same, for an all-in total of 105,000 CHF.

Ulysse Nardin - FreakIT Freak Vision just became truly visionary. The new FreakIT app by Ulysse Nardin takes Freak Vision to another level of uniqueness and self-expression. A customising configurator unlike any other in the industry, it offers a dizzying array of bespoke choices - not just case and strap but bridges, bezel, grinder, locker, side plate, movement parts, the list goes on. In all, 22 different watch components and movement parts can be tricked out and tweaked to your heart’s desire. FreakIT works in-store (at selected boutiques and retailers only) on the iPad. You choose what you want for the 22 customizable Freak Vision components. The strap materials, alligator or fabric - and the colours for the full spectrum of customizable parts Maverick Blue or Black, Freakshow Red or Orange, Rare Rose gold coloured for some, Light Saber Grey or Radiant White for the strap’s stitching and oversized point de bride. artya.com | ulysse-nardin.com


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Big Bang Unico Red Magic After Hublot’s invention in 2011, Magic Gold, the world’s most scratch resistant 18K carat Gold, thanks to an alloy between boron carbide (ceramic) and 24K carat Gold, the Swiss watchmaking brand has devoted its innovative approach to ceramic. By creating a new material - the first vibrantly coloured ceramic - Hublot has once again used its limitless imagination to achieve a world’s first. Exclusively designed and produced in-house, in the Hublot Research & Development department, this invention has been patented. A triple tour de force, the coloured ceramic invented by Hublot is innovative both in terms of the material itself, and the manufacturing process. In addition to the vibrant colour it is also harder than conventional ceramics. The Hublot R&D department and Metallurgy & Materials laboratory have succeeded in inventing a magic formula that allows the creation of vibrantly coloured ceramics. This has previously not been done in industries using technical and aesthetic ceramics. In addition, Hublot has refined all the procedures necessary to produce every component of the watch case from this special material. In total, it took Hublot four years to master this discovery and develop it from initial idea to its industrialisation. The invention is 100% Hublot and the expertise has been patented. Hublot continues to make strides

in the research into materials. This newly developed ceramic is incredibly dense, boasting a hardness of 1500 HVI compared to 1200 HV2 of conventional ceramics. This results in an extremely resilient material. The colour is achieved through a major innovation whereby a fusion of pressure and heat sinters the ceramic without burning the pigments. Having mastered the basic hues with this method Hublot is now ready to introduce a whole new world of coloured ceramics to its watch collections. For this first coloured ceramic, Hublot has chosen a vivid red, which symbolises power, passion and glory whilst also increasing the hardness of the ceramic. The Big Bang Unico Red Magic is undoubtedly an ultra-resilient ceramic watch full of fire. With just 500 pieces released, its 45 mm case and bezel are made from Hublot’s patented red ceramic, boasting a polished finish. The flange, indexes, minute and seconds counters, Arabic numerals and hands all match this hue, adorned in the same red to highlight the contrast with the mechanism of the Unico HUB1242 manufacture movement and its column wheel, visible on the dial side through the sapphire crystal. This theme encompasses the entire watch, matched with a lined structured red rubber strap. Drawing attention from every angle, and captivating all who see it, the red ceramic is set to be a showstopper. A major invention which once again demonstrates that Hublot is continuously pushing its Art of Fusion further, and that, under its impetus, the world of materials and alloys will never cease to be reinvented. This is a material true to the Hublot motto: “be the first, be unique, be different!” montblanc.com


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ACQUA DI PARMA

Colonia Sandalo

Indian Sandalwood (Santalum album)

Italian fragrance experts Acqua di Parma have crafted a stunning new, unique cologne. Combining the fresh, citrus notes of the iconic Colonia with rich, creamy sandalwood to produce a surprising and intriguing scent. An original reinterpretation of the iconic Acqua di Parma perfume, Colonia Sandalo is the new and luxurious Eau de Cologne ConcentrĂŠe from the brand. The fragrance retains all the tradition of Colonia, introducing an element of surprise through harmonious contrasts. The sunny clarity of citrus fruits and the refined opulence of this precious East Asian wood combine to create a sophisticated, intense Eau de Cologne ConcentrĂŠe. The fragrance opens with a perfectly balanced combination of fresh, refined notes of bergamot, lemon, orange and petit-grain that reveal the authentic spirit of Colonia, and evolves into a heady olfactory composition of cardamon and lavender notes, released in an aromatic, elegant heart. An impeccable prelude to the original elegance of the base, where the precious, creamy balsamic notes of Indian sandalwood are enhanced by warm accents of tonka bean and amber. Packaged in the iconic Art Deco bottle - in colours that run through the entire collection, a deep brown for the bottle made from the clearest glass and for the stopper, with light bronze satin highlights for the label - Colonia acquadiparma.com


LUXURY Sandalo becomes the seventh scent to join the fine fragrances in the Ingredient Collection. Every detail, material and workmanship reflect the Italian craftsmanship that has always distinguished every Acqua di Parma creation. Colonia Sandalo comes in two sizes, the classic 100ml and the larger, more spectacular 180ml bottle. Both these sizes are packaged inside a box entirely covered by hand in fine paper in sophisticated tobacco tones. The bronze satin which enriches the inside lends the careful, minimal design a precious touch. An understated yet utterly sophisticated design in perfect Acqua di Parma style. The key to this creation is the incredible Indian sandalwood. Essential sandalwood oil has been harvested for more than 4000 years from the wood of the Santalum tree that has grown spontaneously in the Indian subcontinent since time immemorial. The oil is extracted from the duramen, the innermost and most fragrant - as well as the toughest - part of the trunk. Thanks to its exceptional ability to resist termite attacks, the sandalwood tree has always been regarded in India as a protective tree, whose perfume wards off evil spirits. According to Indian yogis and sages, the perfumed essence of this mystical and sensual wood soothes the mind and accesses the profoundest layers of a person’s mind during meditation. In aromatherapy, the perfume of the sandalwood is used to calm, relieve tension and find inner peace.

Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)

Introduced into the Western pharmacopoeia by Arabic physicians in the Middle Ages, the essential oil of sandalwood became an extremely valuable ingredient for high perfumery thanks to its ability to give every fragrance an unmistakable balsamic, creamy note. This stunning fragrance brings with it the opportunity to experience this fine ingredient in the most luxurious fashion.

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1. Musk EDP, 100ml £118.00 from Etro. Available at Liberty London. | 2. Xbox One X Robot White Special Edition Fallout 76 Bundle £449.99 and Xbox One S Forza Horizon 4 Bundle £249.99 from Game. game.co.uk | 3. Travel Kit £64.95 from mophie. uk.mophie.com | 4. AH-D9200 £1,399.00 from Denon. denon.co.uk | 5. Bamboo GTX Street Series Electric Skateboard £1,460.00 from Evolve Skateboards. Available at Selfridges. | 6. Midnight Saffron, 100ml £155.00 from Tom Daxon. Available at Liberty London. tomdaxon.com 7. BR 03-94 R.S.18 £4,990.00 from Bell & Ross. bellross.com | 8. ‘Massimo Vitali Collaboration’ Moopea Swim Short £210.00 from Vilebrequin. vilebrequin.com | 9. HAY x Sonos One Limited Edition Wireless Smart Speaker £229.00 from Sonos. Available at Selfridges. | 10. Men’s Essential Set £530.00 from Montblanc. Available at Chisholm Hunter. chisholmhunter. co.uk | 11. Ancestry DNA Kit £79.00 and 12-month Gift Membership available from £95.99 both from Ancestry. ancestry.co.uk | 12. L’Homme Cologne Cedrat £59.00 (worth £81.00) from L’Occitane. uk.loccitane.com | 13. Gold Water Bottle £42.00 from Swell. Exclusive to Selfridges. | 14. Blue Label Ghost and Rare Port Ellen, 70cl £275.00 from Johnnie Walker. thewhiskyexchange.com | 15. Stackable Decanter Set £80.00 from Nuance. Available at Selfridges. | 16. L’Eau Super Majeure d’Issey Intense EDT, 100ml £100.00 from Issey Miyake.


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The highly anticipated Tom Ford Soleil Winter 2018 Collection is here and features an array of must-have products for your makeup bag. From the Soleil Glow Drops to the Shade and Illuminate Eye Kohl Duo, the standout piece is the stunning Soleil Eye and Cheek Palette in Winter 2018. Limited edition, the beautiful ivory and gold clutch is packed with six super soft powder makeup formulas - four eye shadows, a blush and a highlighter. It’s all you need to create your perfect winter look.

Formulated with light reflecting particles and mineral based pigments, this pretty festive compact from By Terry luminously lights skin with a pink-apricot shimmer. Perfect for all skin tones, this convenient compact perfectly finishes any festive look.

Soleil Eye and Cheek Palette £98.00 from Tom Ford. tomford.co.uk

Trio Compact Gem Glow £48.00 from By Terry. Available at Space NK. spacenk.com

With notes of delectable black cherry, bitter almond oil, Turkish rose and roasted Tonka, Tom Ford’s latest Private Blend, Lost Cherry is a wonderfully sweet but darkly seductive scent that is bound to enchant both the wearer and onlookers. Tom Ford Private Blend Lost Cherry £218.00 from Tom Ford. tomford.co.uk

Beauty Buys Confession Lipstick Duo Makeup Gift Set £23.80 from Hourglass. Available at Space NK. spacenk.com

The cold can take its toll on delicate hands so protect them with this high performance Limited Edition Hand Cream from Jurlique. Infused with a blend of concentrated botanical extracts including Lemon Balm, Calendula and Lavender from their organic farm in the South Australian Hills, this soothing cream also contains the sweet scents of Peony and Tangerine. Sweet Peony & Tangerine Hand Cream Limited Edition, 100ml £29.00 from Jurlique. jurlique.co.uk

Encased in a beautiful peony print tube, the new Dolcissimo lip colours from Dolce & Gabbana offer super comfortable, long-lasting matte colour lasting up to eight hours. Non-drying, the hydrating formula boasts a nourishing oil concentrated complex to ensure smooth colour. Dolcissimo Matte Liquid Lip Colour £36.00 from Dolce & Gabbana MakeUp. Available at Harrods. harrods.com

It can be hard to get a restful night’s sleep with the busy festive season, luckily L’Occitane’s Overnight Reset Serum works hard to rejuvenate skin overnight, leaving you with a more youthful and radiant complexion come the morning. Quick to act on contact with skin, Immortelle oil extracts are slowly released into the skin to create a satin smooth finish without any unwanted greasiness of stickiness. Magic in a bottle! Overnight Reset Serum £49.00 from L’Occitane. uk.loccitane.com


Protect and perfect your colour this winter with this deep-penetrating hair mask from Rahua. Using pure, plant-based ingredients, as well as nourishing Rahua and morete oils from the Amazon rainforest, this professional strength mask works to enhance and strengthen all shades of colour treated and highlighted hair. Scented with the intoxicating fragrances of gardenia flowers, hair is left soft, strong, radiant, and shiny.

Now available in an oil-free version, IT Cosmetics best selling CC Cream creates a natural looking matte finish in an instant. Pores are reduced, and the complexion is corrected with this anti-aging formula that also boasts high SPF 40 UVA/UVB broadspectrum sun protection. It’s an all round winner. Your Skin But Better CC+ Oil-Free Matte with SPF 40 £30.00 from IT Cosmetics. Available at Boots. boots.com

Rahua Color Full Hair Mask, 200ml £60.00 from Rahua. rahua.com

With a lightweight, soap-free formula, Jurlique’s Softening Rose Body Cleaning Cream is perfect for the harsh winter months. Rich and luxurious, the nourishing cream to lather formula gently cleanses skin to leave a delicate Rose Scent. Follow with the Softening Rose Body Cream. Softening Rose Body Cleansing Cream, 200ml £19.00; and Softening Rose Body Cream £24.00 from Jurlique. jurlique.co.uk

Created specifically for those exposed to pollutants, this deep pore detoxifying mask from Vichy smooths and clarifies skin in just 5 minutes. Formulated with Mineralizing Thermal Water, skin is left looking clearer and softer to touch. The Charcoal mask is one of the new additions to Vichy’s naturally infused mineral masks along with a soothing Aloe Vera mask.

Featuring the exclusive Micro-Diamond Complex - a unique blend of hair perfecting ingredients and real diamonds to reveal sumptuous body, silkiness and intense radiance. Formulated to gently remove toxins and build-up from the scalp and hair, whilst dramatically transforming hair’s condition. Fancy having diamonds in your hair this Christmas? Label.m have created a limitededition Christmas gift bag of their awardwinning Diamond Dust Range exclusively for the festive season. Delivering intense moisture and silkiness, with a radiant diamond shimmer, the collection of Diamond Dust Shampoo, Conditioner and LeaveIn Conditioner, contains Real Diamond Particles that refract light and impart radiance on the skin whenever in contact with light plus White Rose Petal Oil to deliver deep moisture that’s instantly absorbed, resulting in soft, silky and supple hair. Diamond Dust Trio: Diamond Dust Shampoo, 250ml; Diamond Dust Conditioner, 200ml; Diamond Dust LeaveIn Conditioner, 120ml £39.50 (worth £65.40) from label.m. labelm.com/uk

Detox Clarifying Charcoal Mask £15.00 from Vichy. vichy.co.uk

Highly concentrated, this bestselling anti-aging serum from Dr. Perricone has is packed with powerful antioxidants, including Myrtle flower extract to boost collagen production, copper tripeptides to increase firmness and elasticity, and Vitamin C Ester to reduce discoloration and uneven skin texture. Providing skin with an instant boost, results only get better over time. Cold Plasma Plus Face, 30ml £129.00 from Perricone MD. perriconemd.co.uk


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No.10 Manchester Street

Escape to Luxurious Home Comforts

A luxurious home from home in London and beyond with a fine selection of residences, cottages and a traditional country manor from the heart of the capital to the tranquil New Forest.

Situated just off Marylebone High Street, the 4-star boutique hotel, No. 10 Manchester Street is within walking distance to some of the central London’s best independent boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, parks and museums, as well as the some of the world’s most famous shopping streets; Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street. You can even stay to make the most of London before a journey elsewhere with Marylebone National Rail station just a ten-minute walk away. Cont. Page 26.


THE ATHENAEUM

Five-Star Living Townhouse Residences open at The Athenaeum Hotel

Ever wondered what it’s like to have your own front door in the heart of Mayfair? Perfect for those looking for a home-from-home when visiting the capital, or even for families looking for the ideal base for other members visiting from overseas, you can experience the freedom of your own residence, with all the amenities and luxuries of a five-star hotel. Spacious, luxurious and fully kitted out with all the home comforts you could wish for, the new Townhouse Residences at The Athenaeum Hotel in Mayfair boast fully fitted kitchenettes, dining areas, large bedrooms, video entry phones, complimentary full-speed Wi-Fi, twice daily housekeeping, and full use of the hotel and concierge facilities including the spa and gym. Located in traditional red-brick Victorian townhouses adjacent to the hotel, the modern residences each have their own front door meaning you can come and go as you please - wonderful for those looking for more privacy or wanting a longer visit. Designed by Martin Hulbert, the residences effortlessly bring together period charm and contemporary style. Minimalistic yet stylishly homely, the colour schemes for the interiors have been inspired by the original mosaic floors in the townhouse entryways. The elegant furnishings have been chosen to celebrate the best of British craftsmanship and have been paired with carefully curated art, sumptuous textures and innovative lighting. Lighting in the The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, 16 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7BJ | 020 7499 3464 | athenaeumhotel.com


TRAVEL bedrooms in particular is incredibly flattering, boasting stunning feature light fittings that create beautiful reflections across the room and perfect lighting for make-up at the vanity while getting ready for an evening out. The bathrooms are equally decadent with marble detailing, smart toilets by Roca, luxury toiletries, underfloor heating and clever non-steam mirrors. The fully-equipped kitchenettes are stocked with Joseph Joseph accessories, a dining alcove and a spacious living area with B&B Italia sofas and a generous-sized, bespoke desk. For those travelling as a family, a sofa-bed or bunk bed can provide even more sleeping space in the lounge. Adjoining Townhouse Residences can also be made interconnecting on request. With London on your doorstep you are spoilt for choice for things to see and do, and with all the benefits of a five-star hotel, the Athenaeum’s knowledgeable concierge are on hand at any time to help with any arrangements or suggestions you may need.

You could even head just a few doors down to the discrete entrance of THE BAR at The Athenaeum before enjoying dinner at the renowned Galvin at The Athenaeum. THE BAR provides the perfect location for a leisurely pre-dinner drink. The ambient lighting and small curves of the space allow for an intimate environment, while the impressive display cabinets boast more than 100 bottles of new and rare whiskies. The varied and innovative cocktail list ensures there is something for everyone to enjoy. Heading up the stairs into the vibrant main area of the hotel you will find Galvin at The Athenaeum. With numerous restaurants across London, the Michelin-starred Galvin

Brothers are at the food and beverage helm throughout the hotel - from breakfast through to dinner, Afternoon Tea, private dining and 24/7 In Room dining. Both Galvin brothers are Michelin-star recipients in their own right and have worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, among them Sir Terence Conran, Antony Worrall Thompson and Nico Ladenis. The brothers are known for their love of French cuisine but employ the same passion and philosophy with everything they do. Their aim is to create simple, ingredientled cooking with a focus on seasonal ingredients. Galvin at The Athenaeum is the first time that the brothers have stepped away from their trademark French-inspired menus, instead championing Britain’s own homegrown produce and supporting independent farmers across the UK. Menu highlights include Portland crab & lobster linguini, chilli & coriander; Isle of Wight tomatoes, Laverstoke park mozzarella & basil; Orkney scallops, sweetcorn, Portland clams & Devon samphire; Dingley Dell pork rib eye, apricot & harissa mash potato; and Rose County beef rib eye. The vibrant restaurant creates a wonderful atmosphere thanks to its open plan, clever lighting and attentive service. You can also enjoy a fabulous full and varied breakfast the next day, or if you feel like making the most of your residence, have it delivered to your townhouse. The full English option incudes your choice of free-range eggs accompanied by Dingley Dell sausages, dry cured bacon, mushrooms, tomato & Mrs Brown’s black pudding. Beautifully designed and perfectly located, the Townhouse Residences at The Athenaeum Hotel really do provide a true home-from-home with all the luxuries that a stay at a five-star hotel would include. A real treat whether accommodating family from out-of-town or indulging in the ultimate lavish staycation. Townhouse Residences at The Athenaeum Hotel From £699 inc. VAT.

The Penthouse at the Residences has just launched into “The View’’, a members-style club accessible to hotel guests only. Taking the concept of a ‘high-end’ guest experience quite literally, The View offers one of the most spectacular skyline panoramas in London. Previously reserved for privileged Penthouse Suite guests, The Athenaeum has opened up the top floor and rededicated it to hotel guests. With compliments of the hotel, residents can enjoy surprise masterclasses such as how to mix the perfect G&T, mindfulness sessions overlooking Green Park, and complimentary tipple and nibbles from Michelin-starred brothers’ restaurant, Galvin whilst overlooking the unique and uninterrupted view of the capital.

The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, 16 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7BJ | 020 7499 3464 | athenaeumhotel.com


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Located in the heart of Marylebone, No. Ten Manchester Street Hotel is the perfect base for a London staycation.

Boasting 44 well-sized bedrooms and suites, the hotel offers modern home comforts with hotel pleasures. The impressive Edwardian townhouse offers a home from home, complete with award-winning Cigar Terrace. Perfect for families, couples, business and solo travellers alike, the modern bedrooms are set over five floors and include Petite, Superior, Deluxe, Courtyard rooms, Junior Suites and the luxurious Grand Suite. Fusing together traditional British charm with contemporary European flair, each of the bedrooms and suites feature bespoke Christopher Guy furniture, Richmond Hypnos beds, complimentary Handy phones with free international calls, complimentary Wi-Fi access and a full Sky TV package including Sky Sports, Sky Movies and Sky Atlantic. The large bay windows allow an abundance of natural light to flood the room and thoughtful finishes and fabrics enhance the beauty of the property’s period features. Of all the rooms, the Courtyard rooms offer something extremely unique and a very rare find in such a central London location - a private and spacious courtyard. These generously sized spaces are covered and boast comfortable garden furniture with efficient heaters, so you can enjoy your own London sanctuary whatever the weather. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a drink with a loved one before dinner, or even No. Ten’s delicious full English breakfast in the morning with a relaxing cup of tea. Either way, it’s a real bonus to the already beautiful bedroom. Nothing is too much for the hotel, and guest happiness is key. Dedicated concierge staff are on hand should you wish to find recommendations of nearby attractions and shows, and you can

even book in-room spa treatments at the reception courtesy of Viva Therapies. Elegant and attentive, you’re sure to feel truly at home in No. 10 Manchester Street. What’s more, the hotel now offers a Bicester Village VIP Shopping Experience; a night’s stay at the hotel complete with a day excursion to one of the UK’s ultimate luxury shopping destinations. With an early check-in time of 12pm, guests can settle in an enjoy a complimentary bottle of champagne before making their way to Marylebone station (private transfers can be arranged upon request) to head to Bicester. The Bicester Village VIP Shopping Experience includes two direct return rail tickets to Bicester Village, where visitors will have access to reduced prices of up to 60% off some of the world’s leading luxury lifestyle and fashion brands including: Stella McCartney, Smythson, Oscar de la Renta and Mulberry, to name a few. The package will also provide No. Ten Manchester Street guests with a VIP shopping card offering 10% discount at select stores, hands-free shopping, as well as an invitation to The Apartment, Bicester Village’s VIP lounge where light refreshments are served. After a long and exhausting day of shopping, guests can return to the hotel, where they can luxuriate in the comfort of a Hypnos mattress and enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep, in addition to a complimentary English breakfast for two the next day.

The Bicester Village VIP Shopping Experience package is available to book now from £315 per night (based on two people sharing a Superior room). Early check-in is subject to availability.

No. Ten Manchester Street, Marylebone, London W1U 4DG | 020 7233 3333 | reception@10manchester.com | tenmanchesterstreethotel.com


The Great British Escape Stoke Park is a luxury 5 AA Red Star Hotel, Spa and Country Club set within 300 acres of beautiful parkland and offers world-class sporting and leisure facilities.

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49 Bedrooms and Suites Award winning Spa 27 hole Championship Golf Course 3 Restaurants and Bars, including Humphry’s (3 AA Rosette, fine dining) 13 Tennis Courts (indoor, grass and artificial clay) Indoor Pool State of the art Gym with Fitness, Hot Yoga and Spinning Studios hosting up to 50 classes per week Crèche Games Room

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35 minutes from London, 7 miles from Heathrow Airport and a short drive from Windsor makes Stoke Park an ideal location and perfect setting for stopovers and luxury breaks. For more information or to book, please contact our Reservations Team on 01753 717172 or email reservations@stokepark.com


WOODPECKER LODGE

Woodpecker Lodge

Mulberry Cottages offer up the perfect country escape in the South Downs. Nestled on the edge of the South Downs National Park, this secluded property is perfectly positioned to enjoy everything the area has to offer. Take a stroll around the stunning hills and soak up the surroundings or jump in the car and head to the historic dockyards of Portsmouth and delve into Britain’s deep naval history including the spectacular HMS Victory who rests proudly in a vast dry dock. With so much to enjoy on the outside, you might forget to make the most of what’s on the inside of this beautifully decorated lodge. Attached to the owners private home, this stunning addition benefits from the property’s long, private driveway which opens to reveal the lodge and its tranquil surroundings. Inside, you are welcomed into a warm, cosy open-planned living, dining and kitchen area which has been furnished accordingly with equally warming tones and fabrics. Downstairs is completed by a large en-suite double bedroom and a separate toilet through the kitchen. The ground floor boasts

underfloor heating throughout, so there’s no need to worry during these colder months that your little feet might suffer when you sneak to the kitchen for a late night snack. Upstairs offers the remaining bedroom space with another large double en-suite bedroom along with a twin-room to the front of the property. One of the best parts about this property is its ability to engage the outside with the in. Surrounded by spectacular greenery, the lodge opens itself up to the light and colour with large windows around the living space giving you a sense of being outdoors whilst enjoying the cosy interior. Of course, you won’t spend all of your time inside as there is so much to do in the area, but it will certainly be worth making an effort to dedicate some time to relax and unwind in its comfort. If you are inclined to sample some of the more adventurous options on offer, why not take your mountain bike with you and enjoy a spot of cycling or sample some of the fantastic horse riding trails on offer on the downs. Whatever you choose to spend your time

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Whatever your reason for visiting, this little hidden gem will undoubtedly be able to offer exactly what you need. Woodpecker Lodge is available from £349.00 for 3 nights or £499.00 for 7 and is also available for longer term use depending on availability. The lodge is part of the Mulberry Cottages collection who boast over 600 hand-picked properties across the South of England, but if you are looking to sample what they have to offer, this is certainly a good place to start. The owners are keen to ensure your stay is as easy and relaxing as possible, providing milk, bread and a whole host of other essentials on arrival allowing you to settle straight in and start the relaxation from the off. For more information and booking, visit mulberrycottages.com.

doing, you will feel more than happy in the knowledge that your home away from home is there waiting for your return with its welcoming open arms. If you’re one for working up an appetite, there is a piece of British sporting history just a short hours walk over the hills that will be worth the work. The Bat and Ball Inn is not only a welcome sight for thirsty mouths, but is home to an impressive display of England’s cricketing history. Known as the cradle of cricket, this Hambledon based public house was home to the first headquarters of English Cricket. Led by Richard Nyren - Landlord from 1762 to 1772 - the Hambledon Cricket Club played an All England Team on 51 occasions winning no less than 29 times with artefacts of the Broadhalfpenny Down’s history adorning the pubs walls to this day. They also offer a fantastic seasonal menu to enjoy with locally sourced produce that will replenish your energy in no time. 01227 464958 | mulberrycottages.com


BURLEY MANOR

Burley Manor

Set against the spectacular, natural backdrop of the New Forest National Park, Burley Manor is the perfect weekend getaway.

With a grand Grade II Listed exterior, which dates back to 1852, fusing together old manor house charm with modern home comforts, Burley Manor boasts a tranquil setting surrounded by 90,000 acres of ancient forest, moors and heathlands. A warm and welcoming atmosphere, the hunting style lodge offers a restaurant and rooms style stay ensuring each guest has a more than comfortable base to return to after a day of exploring in the forest. Contemporary with an eclectic twist, the rooms have been designed to feel like a home away from home. Inspired by the stunning natural surroundings, jewel-like tones enhance the beauty of the antique furniture, eccentric artwork and plush textures. Using relaxing Temple Spa products, the modern bathrooms feature powerful showers, deep tubs and warm toned panels. Rooms are located in the main house and garden, all with luxurious Hypnos beds and crisp white linens. From the Snug Double rooms to the magnificent Garden Rooms and Burley Suite, which is positioned to make the most of the wonderful views over the neighbouring deer park with its own private balcony, every room offers its own charm.

The peaceful location and generous supply of tea, coffee and biscuits make for the perfect afternoon of bliss. Even more so after a relaxing treatment at the Temple Spa treatment rooms at Burley Manor.

Burley Manor, 1 Ringwood Rd, Burley, Ringwood BH24 4BS | 01425 403522 | burleymanor.com


TRAVEL Luxurious and indulgent, the wide variety of treatments is another bonus of staying at the hotel. Serenely scented, the treatments range from facials to massages with much more in between, allowing you to truly relax and recharge away from the pressures and stresses of city life. The dedicated therapists are on hand to make the most of your time using their knowledge and skill to help relax and target any concerns you may have. Highly recommended and ideal for those looking to give their skin a break from the pollution of a big city is the Purification Facial. Acting as a spring clean for your face, the treatment begins with a brush cleanse, followed by a detoxifying face massage and purifying mud mask to deeply cleanse and clear blocked pores. After your treatment you can head back to your room to further relax. Ideal for a winter break, the nooks and crannies of the cosy manor house have been made the most of in the lounge. Enjoy a pre (or post!) dinner cocktail from the innovative cocktail list by the crackling fire. Food is at the heart of Burley Manor. Priding themselves on their use of local and sustainable produce, being able to make the most of the New Forest’s enviable location by sourcing from forest to coast, the menus have been inspired by the rustic and bold flavours of the Mediterranean. There’s an array of sharing, tapas style plates to enjoy as well as main plates from the forest and coast. Highlights from the vast menu include crispy squid and chilli mayo; ham hock and manchego croquettes; tiger prawn al pil pil, with flatbread; wild mushroom linguini; sharing Moroccan spiced lamb; and woodroasted duck breast. Accompanying sides include crispy courgette fries; seasonal greens with sage and chilli; and dressed local leaves with lemon.

The inviting dining room opens out into a cosy conservatory and the ambient lighting makes for a romantic dining experience. The food is lovingly prepared with the majority cooked in the restaurant’s wood-fired oven. Reasonably priced, it comes as no surprise that the restaurant is renowned in the area for the quality of their food with a huge variety on offer to satisfy every taste from vegetarian and pescatarian through to the most discerning meat eater. They even offer a vegan afternoon tea. The sharing concept only adds to the warm and relaxed feel of the manor house itself. After your peaceful night’s sleep, head back to the open plan dining room for a spot of hearty breakfast fare. While there is plenty on offer, with a generous continental option from the kitchen table featuring fresh fruit, granola, muesli, pastries, cheese and cured meat; as well as a range of gluten free dishes, eggs and jams; there really is only one option – the Burley Breakfast. Available in a vegetarian form as well, the mighty breakfast features Smoked streaky & back bacon, pork sausage, black pudding, herb crusted plum tomato, roasted mushroom, Chef Ben’s potato cake and free-range eggs cooked to your liking. The perfect start to the day and bound to keep you going until lunchtime should you wish to explore the local area. Horses, donkeys, cattle and deer are just some of the wonderful animals guests can see during their time in the New Forest. Stays at Burley Manor start from £129 per night on a B&B basis.

Burley Manor, 1 Ringwood Rd, Burley, Ringwood BH24 4BS | 01425 403522 | burleymanor.com


FLESH & BUNS Offering a wide array of their signature Peruvian Japanese dishes, Flesh & Buns has recently opened a new site in the Copyright development on Berners Street. It’s been five years since the launch of Flesh & Buns Covent Garden, and while hugely popular, the second restaurant slightly differs from its earlier counterpart in that it will explore Nikkei Peruvian cuisine, whilst also staying true to the izakaya Japanese pub experience that has built such an incredible following since its opening in 2013. Inspired by founder Ross Shonhan and his team’s recent research trips to Peru, the new menu at Flesh & Buns Fitzrovia offers a fantastic selection of fresh ceviches, tiraditos and maki rolls, as well as the ‘flesh and bun’ experience. The research visits helped Ross and his team, further their understanding of the collision of cultures that created Nikkei - a unique style of cuisine that has formed organically over the past 100 years. Menu highlights include the Smoked Pork Ribs with Aji Amarillo Honey Glaze; Tiger Prawn Toban; and Soft Shell Crab Sushi Rolls. The Ceviches are a must-try. Wonderfully fresh and tangy, the Tuna is a particular favourite served with corn, sliced red onions, crispy noodles and white leche de tigre. Due to the small plate, sharing nature of the menu, diners will find it easy to try a wide variety of dishes and flavours in just one

sitting. There is no way you will come away hungry from Flesh & Buns. The open kitchen counter makes for a fun experience, as does the ‘Press for Pisco’ service where diners can enjoy signature Pisco Sours made table-side on a trolley when they push the button on their tables. There is also a large range of hot dishes available, with a specific focus on smoked meats served with bao buns and salad. After 8-12 hours of smoking in Ross’ new wood smoker, dishes such as, Chilli-Miso Smoked Brisket with Chipotle Miso BBQ Sauce & Pickled Red Chillies; and Shichimi and Sansho Pepper Jerked Duck with Coal Roasted Peach Chutney are created for diners to experience, alongside a basket of freshly-steamed, slightly sweet bao buns. In addition to the smoked meats, guests can also enjoy Trout Teriyaki; Katsu Rabbit Leg with Apple and Fennel Slaw & Curry Mayonnaise; and Wagyu Rump Steak with Korean Steak Sauce and Cucumber Pickle. There’s a huge selection of cocktails and many variations on Peru’s most celebrated Pisco Sours, as well as Flesh & Buns’ delicious signature Frozen Yuzu Margaritas. Large and airy with stunning wooden features, the new restaurant is a must visit. Great for nights out with friends or colleagues alike, the atmosphere is light and fun, and the food is spot on boasting something for everyone. Save room for dessert though as the passionfruit marshmallow s’more’s are particularly impressive!

Flesh & Buns Fitzrovia, 32 Berners Street, London W1T 3LR | 020 3019 3492 | fleshandbuns.com


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Noël Chandon at The Blind Pig This Christmas, Moët & Chandon will be coming to (North) Poland Street and transforming Jason Atherton’s flagship bar, The Blind Pig into a cosy winter snug. Adorned with mistletoe, twinkling lights, wreaths and plush throws, the speakeasy is transformed into a beautiful festive environment perfect for the party season. The Social Company’s Bar Manager, Jay Doy has created two innovative cocktails for the collaboration - the first includes; Cranberry Kir Royal with Moët Imperial and another ‘Christmas Pudding’ champagne and cognac cocktail both priced at £12. Hidden above Michelin-starred Social Eating House, the award-winning bar is the perfect place to escape from the hustle of bustle of Soho this festive period. Noël Chandon at the Blind Pig will take place from 19th November until 5th January. The Blind Pig, 58 Poland Street, Soho, London W1F 7NR | socialeatinghouse.com

Icelandic Igloo Take Over at Aviary Rooftop The iconic City skyline can be enjoyed from a comfy Nordicinspired igloo atop of Aviary’s new Arctic Rooftop Escape pop-up this festive season. Open until 16th March 2019, venture 10 storeys up, on the restaurant’s expansive terrace to find some of the most stylish igloos in town. Accommodating up to 10, the igloos provide a nod to traditional Icelandic-style, with rustic natural wood decor, hints of stone, hanging winter foliage and pine, alongside flashes of copper, plush faux fur and warm lighting. In association with Reyka, an exclusive cocktail menu has been created to reflect the spirit of Iceland with a steaming hot ‘I’m Coming Home for Christmas’, combining Envangelista Ratafia, raspberry puree, homemade vanilla, cinnamon, cloves and star anise syrup, cranberry juice and double cream. As well as the ‘Apple and Spice’ cocktail, which muddles Belsazar vermouth, homemade apple, cinnamon and cloves syrup, pernod Absinthe and ginger ale; all made using the handcrafted vodka, which has been filtered through lava rock and distilled in Iceland’s first geothermal distillery. Sharing festive platters are also available to enjoy, featuring the likes of rare roast beef and Yorkshire pudding canapés with creamy horseradish; pigs in blankets; and turkey brochettes topped with brussel sprouts and roast potatoes; as well as vegan bites of Kentucky fried cauliflower with piquillo pepper ketchup. To book an igloo, please visit Aviary’s website. Packages start from £200* (maximum of 10 people) which includes arrival cocktails, a selection of snacks/ bar bites and a mimimum bar tab of £130.

A White Christmas at Angler This winter, the Angler Terrace at South Place Hotel in the City has been transformed into a winter wonderland. In collaboration with Moët & Chandon, the terrace has been tastefully decorated to bring you a stylish white Christmas in the heart of the City. Located on the seventh floor, guests can enjoy fantastic views across London while sipping a glass of Moët & Chandon’s Brut Impérial NV, Rosé Impérial or 2009 Vintage, each available by the bottle or the glass.

Aviary, 10th Floor, Montcalm Royal London House Hotel, 22-25 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1DX | 020 3873 4060 | aviarylondon.com

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Step into Narnia at Savage Garden Head on up, high above the City, to the White Forest with Savage Garden’s stunning, sky-high Narnia Terrace. Open now in collaboration with Absolut Elyx Vodka, travel 12 storeys up, via the express ‘wardrobe’, to a magical world with enchanting views. Savage Garden’s expansive all-weather covered Wildside terrace has been transformed for into the ‘White Forest’ for winter – complete with silver birch and willow trees, and the novel’s iconic lamp post. An abundance of twinkling fairy lights and copper lanterns illuminate hand-written luggage tags featuring well known quotes from C.S. Lewis’s most treasured story and guests can even get that all important snap on the White Witch’s throne. The menu features limited edition cocktails, all made with Absolut Elyx. Choices include a Magical Martini made with fig liqueur, ‘miracle foam’ and sprinkled with raspberry dust; Absolutely Aslan with Antica Formula, Amaro Angostura, sherry, cinnamon syrup and chilli bitters; and The Long Winter with pineapple liqueur, orgeat syrup, pineapple juice, ginger and vanilla bitters. Keep toasty with Tumnus’s Tea – a hot toddy of Absolut Elyx, poppy tea, saffron, condensed milk and star anise. Over on Savage Garden’s second terrace, guests can find even more Narnia inspired fun in the form of a cosy igloo. Furnished with faux fur rugs and cosy blankets, packages, starting from just £35pp, include a Tumnus’s Tea hot toddy, a sharing platter and bar nibbles. Alternatively, book the igloo for six to eight guests, with a minimum spend of £25pp, and take your pick of cocktails and bar bites from Savage Garden’s eclectic menu with dishes such as citrus buttermilk chicken sliders, pork tomahawk with black pudding fries, and charred octopus with fennel, orange chermoula and toasted kasha. Savage Garden, 7 Pepys St, London EC3N 4AF 020 7709 1044 | lontl.events@hilton.com | savagegarden.co.uk

Oblix Wonderland

Weird & Wonderful Winter Installation in association with Hendrick’s Gin To celebrate the festive season, Oblix East has launched Oblix Wonderland: Weird & Wonderful. Created in association with Hendrick’s Gin, guests are invited to travel to the 32nd Floor of The Shard into a magical winter woodland, complete with twinkling fairy lights and glistening foliage. Designed to be enjoyed under the sparkling stars, a limited-edition cocktail menu has been created and includes the Oblix Tonix - Hendrick’s Gin, tonic cordial and a botanical fusion. Other highlights include the Iceberg Gimlet and Tree Top Flip. To experience Hendrick’s in a new dimension, guests can reach for the Tini Martini, a sake and coconut water cocktail featuring Hendrick’s Orbium. Standing out from the winter pop-up crowd, old-school games such as pinball, are also on hand throughout the Oblix East Bar so guests can really get into the spirit of things. Oblix Wonderland: Weird & Wonderful will run until the 1st January at Oblix East. Oblix East, Level 32, The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY

To really get into the festive cheer, the winter terrace menu, designed by Executive Chef, Gary Foulkes offers warming delights such as Pigs-in-blanket croquettes with cranberry ketchup, Baked Baron Bigod from Suffolk with sourdough bread and Borettane onions. Angler, South Place Hotel, 3 South Place, London EC2M 2AF 020 3215 1260 | angler@southplacehotel.com

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Yauatcha City & Talisker Winter Terrace

Cosy Winter City Cinema With the Christmas season in full swing, Devonshire Club’s Garden Terrace will be screening festive favourites throughout the month December for their first al fresco cinema series. Snuggle down and enjoy your favourite winter films with an exclusive package that includes a sumptuous picnic hamper jampacked with hot dogs, popcorn, welsh rarebit and a flask of Hot Liqueur Chocolate, as well as hot water bottles and blankets to keep ensure you are kept cosy. Running every Friday at 6.30pm book now to enjoy Polar Express (7th Dec), It’s a Wonderful Life (14th Dec), Miracle on 34th Street (21st Dec). Devonshire Club also has a Cultural City Package and Christmas City Package available to book through the club's website. 5 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YD 020 3750 4545 | info@devonshireclub.com | devonshireclub.com

St Martin’s Lane Narnia

Launched late last month, Chinese dim sum teahouse Yauatcha City has created a spectacular Winter Terrace with Isle of Skye whisky brand, Talisker. Showcasing the rich landscape of the Isle of Skye, the luxurious haven effortlessly fuses together raw nature with luxurious comforts and features a rugged winter snug complete with natural wood, faux fur blankets and throws. Using Japanese wabi sabi aesthetics, alongside warming elements, the terrace is both welcoming, modern and cosy reflecting the clean design of Yauatcha’s stylish dining room. Deep blue wooden panelling, paying homage to Talisker’s brand colours, surrounds the space while lantern lighting and a starlit night sky affect backdrop of the Isle of Skye map creates a beautifully atmospheric setting. To compliment the new terrace which will run until Spring 2019, Yauatcha has created a bespoke cocktail menu of hot seasonal serves designed to warm guests up during the colder nights. Visitors enjoy the likes of the Cannelle Old Fashioned, a bold and complex whisky cocktail made with cinnamon and bitters, and a deliciously smooth Chocolate Espresso Martini, striking the perfect balance between silky chocolate, rich coffee tones and warm whisky scents, served with a toasted marshmallow. A perfect pairing, Talisker is the oldest working distillery on the Scottish island making it a fantastic accompaniment to the delectable seafood dim sum on offer at Yauatcha. Enjoy one of the warming Talisker cocktails alongside the extensive Yauatcha dim sum menu on the terrace including the perfectly matched Har gau or Scallop shu mai. Yauatcha City, Broadgate Circle, London EC2M 2QS | yauatcha.com

St Martins Lane hotel are celebrating the festive season by bringing the world of Narnia to the heart of Covent Garden. Inspired by C.S. Lewis’s classic tale, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the boutique hotel transports guests into the depths of the White Witch’s winter. Begin your journey by stepping inside the hotel’s white lobby to find a crisp alpine forest, complete with fallen snow, crystallised snowflakes and glistening birches. Faux fur rugs and throws are on hand to provide comfort from the cold, while a grand wintery throne, set on a plinth against ornate stained glass, brings the splendour of Cair Paravel to London. Boxes of Turkish Delight from British chocolatiers Rococo line the walls, while the hotel’s popular gin trolley has had a wintery makeover and serves a selection of Rococo goods including their Turkish Delight, as well as festive chocolate bars flavoured with Christmas Pudding, Mulled Wine, and Cinnamon Spice. Completing the winter scene, St Martins Lane’s elusive speakeasy, Blind Spot, is offering a menu of Turkish Delight-inspired cocktails such as Edmund’s Elixir (Bombay Sapphire gin, Crème de Peche liqueur, rosé wine, hibiscus flower and rose water), paired with a Rose Turkish Delight; The Queen’s Petrification (Grey Goose Vodka, Cointreau, sugar and soda water), paired with a Lemon Turkish Delight; and Aslan’s Assassin (Grey Goose La Poire vodka, Rosolio liqueur, orgeat syrup and lime juice), paired with a Pistachio Turkish Delight. Priced at two cocktails for £15, guests can enjoy the serves while relaxing on chairs laden with faux fur throws. Not quite the Hundred-Year Winter, the White Witch’s spell will fall over St Martins Lane hotel until 4 January. St Martins Lane, 45 St. Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4HX | 020 7300 5588

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Winter at Dalloway Terrace Dalloway Terrace’s highly anticipated winter installation has returned in time for the festive season and this year’s magical theme is a frosted winter wonderland. One of the most sought-after winter-pop up tables in London, the stunning all-weather terrace has once again been transformed into a wintery haven of crystallised white, pink and silver petals. Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart has worked her magic on the Bloomsbury terrace to turn it into a Instagram wonderland featuring champagne coloured frosted foliage, such as leather leaf, gogo, eucalyptus and magnolia, as well as ice white magnolia and natural lichen. Metallic silver and pink leaf add pretty colour to the enchanting hideaway, while warming hot water bottles, Foxford woollen blankets and terrace heaters, create a cosy atmosphere that’s sure to get you in the festive spirit. It’s not just the terrace that has been given a festive makeover either, the menu features exciting winter editions such as Truffle Cheese Fondue that are bound to go down a storm with a guests as well. For those that don’t like truffle, the menu also features a Swiss Cheese Fondue (£20) to share complete with crudités, alongside a decadent cocktail list of Winter Warmers in collaboration with Belsazar Vermouth. Standout serves include Hug In A Mug - Belsazar White, Cachaça Yaguara, Chamomile Tea, Honey; and Mulling It Over - Belsazar, Riesling, House Gin, Milk, Sugar. Other new additions to the seasonal all-day menu include a hearty Pigeon Pie with Creamed Potatoes and Savoy Cabbage; Spiced Pumpkin Pie with Candied Pumpkin and Cinnamon Chantilly; and for diners with a sweeter tooth, the Original Beans Dark Chocolate Fondant with Roasted Hazelnut Ice Cream. There’s also a weekend brunch offering where guests can indulge on the likes of Truffle Croque Madame with Watercress and filling Green Shakshuka with Clarence Court Eggs, Spinach and Kale. Those looking for a sweet treat can enjoy the festive Afternoon Tea with tempting treats such as Cranberry Cream with Spiced Sablé Breton, Original Beans 70% Chocolate Mousse with Clementine Gel and Candied Chestnuts and Spice Financier with Cinnamon Glaze. Dalloway Terrace, 16-22 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3NN | 020 7347 1221 | reservations@dallowayterrace.com

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Your Ultimate Guide to Champagne Pairing this Christmas with Francoise Peretti, Director of the UK’s Champagne Bureau Francoise shares her top tips on entertaining with champagne this Christmas

As the ultimate drink of celebration, champagne quite rightly comes hand in hand with the festive season. Whether you’re planning to buy one special bottle this year, or to treat your family and friends to a decadent day and night of champagne, here are my top tips on which style to choose for each magical moment…

ripe, stewed fruits, or even hazelnuts and almonds. Depending on the size of your gathering, I would recommend investing in a Magnum, which adds magnificent theatre and drama to your dining table. There are a great array of Vintages to look out for at the moment, including 2012, 2010, 2009 and 2008.

1. Begin with Blanc de Blancs When the family is gathered around the tree opening presents, excitement is high and the day is young, opt for a lovely, refreshing Blanc de Blancs. Meaning ‘White of Whites’, this style is made from 100% white grapes and its lively nature will start everyone’s day on an upwards-note. Typically chardonnay, Blanc de Blancs are usually a bright, white gold and exhibit beautiful notes of white flowers (think hawthorn, honey-suckle, jasmine and orange blossom), citrus and exotic fruits (like lychee and pineapple). As dinner roasts slowly in the oven, I’d recommend serving this as an apéritif with wonderful canapes and nibbles to tide everyone over. Think smoked salmon or trout blinis, daubed with crème fraiche, basil and lemon; devilled quails eggs, macadamias or Marcona almonds.

3. Pair your cheese course with Rosé On what other day is it acceptable to consume one’s own body weight in cheese? Would we even recognise Christmas if we didn’t have a 30 types of cheese and the chutneys to match? My advice to you this year, if you plan to eat your cheese with champagne, is to buy rosé champagne. At the cheese monger “don’t think blue think ewe!” or goats cheese. To curate your tower of cheese, British options include Perroche, Ragston, Spenwood and Berkeswell, among many fabulous others. These delicate, yet flavourful cheeses pair beautifully with the round fruitiness of rosé champagne, which often releases the delicious aromas of wild berries - such as strawberries, raspberries - and soft fruits like cherries. Not to mention, the stunning array of pink hues look exquisite in a candle-lit glass…

2. Choose Vintage as the main event Nothing produces a wow-factor more than unveiling a beautifully aged Vintage champagne to serve alongside a glorious, golden roasted bird. Whether you’re having a Goodman’s goose, Bronze turkey or Poulet de Bresse, ageing brings complexity to a champagne that gives it the ability to pair happily with all poultry (and to hold its own among the plethora of dishes that come with Christmas dinner!). Vintage champagne is made from grapes collected from a single harvest and will have a year of that harvest on the bottle. It is often described as ‘the expression of a year’. In Champagne, a Vintage must be aged by law for a least 3 years, but usually we leave it in the cellar for 6-8 years to enable it to reach its full potential before releasing it to the market. Typically, you can expect notes of brioche and Danish pastry to have developed;

4. Select a Sweeter Style for dessert Demi-sec and Sec are two terms scarcely whispered in the UK. “Sugar in my champagne - how ghastly!” you may wail. But I implore you to try it. Try a sweeter style with a lavish chocolate Yule log, or with a dark chocolate Pavlova smothered with fresh cream and raspberries. With champagne, you will find that the sweeter styles are not cloying, but maintain the wine’s signature freshness that shines through. This makes it a delightful evening treat and pick-me-up after a generous meal. The beauty of keeping to champagne throughout the celebrations also means that you can avoid mixing your drinks, while having an immense variety of styles to choose from - so it’s likely that your head will be thanking you on Boxing Day. Christmas is a great time to experiment, so don’t be afraid - be in the know!

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Galvin Weekend Brunch Set high on the 28th floor of the London Hilton on Park Lane, Michelin-starred restaurant, Galvin at Windows has recently launched a brand new weekend brunch menu with a twist on the classics. Overseen by Head Chef, Joo Won, the unique menu has been created to sate the capital’s high demand for the ever-popular brunch, showcasing just how creative and diverse the occasion can be. Served every Saturday, from 12pm to 3pm, the menu features all-time favourite brunch classics, as well as original and unseen dishes.

To begin, guests can enjoy an array of light French classics, from Cinnamon rolls, and plain croissants with jam & Nutella to Sourdough Toasts; Smoked Mackerel Pâté, Raisin, Carrot & Cabbage Slaw; Cervelle De Canut & Avocado and Black Pudding & Apple Compote. Moving on to mains and guests are encouraged to be as healthy or indulgent as they like with fantastically healthy raw & cured items such as Ceviche Sea Bream, Jalapeño, Olive Oil & Lime Juice to Raw Scallop, Plum Soy & Chilli Dressing; through to traditional hearty egg dishes - Royal, Florentine, Benedict and Deluxe - Charred Lobster Tail, Egg & Hollandaise. Those looking for a really filling option can enjoy Joo’s own signature Super Breakfast, comprising of Soft Polenta, Burford Brown Eggs, Maple-Cured Rib Eye Bacon, Stir-fried Chilli Oyster Mushrooms & Anne Rose Boudin Noir. Also on offer is succulent Flat Iron Steak and Chateaubriand Steak served with a mixture of French Fries, Salad & Red Wine Jus. All of the dishes can be enjoyed with a selection of smoothies, bespoke cocktails and wine from the extensive list. If you have space, desserts are equally tempting with delights such as Buttermilk Panna Cotta, Fig & Honey; Coupe Strawberry and Paris Breast, Hazelnut Cream & Chocolate Sauce. With food as fantastic as this, and unrivalled views across the glorious park areas of London, celebrate the weekend at Galvin at Windows. Served on Saturday only from 12pm until 2.45pm.

Galvin at Windows, 22 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K 1BE | 020 7208 4021 | reservations@galvinatwindows.com | galvinatwindows.com


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Variorum Gin £33.50 from The King of Soho. kingofsohodrinks.com Gin Lane 1751 ‘Victoria’ Pink Gin £20.00. Available at Amazon and Selfridges. Raspberry Infused Jeroboam £375.00 from Manchester Gin. Available at Harvey Nichols.

Colonsay Gin Bramble Liqueur, 50cl £20.00. Available at Wild Thyme Spirits. Martini Negroni Cocktail Gift Set: Riserva Speciale Bitter; Riserva Speciale Rubino; Rocks Glass and Bar Spoon £35.00. Available from Ocado, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges. Tropical Old Tom Gin £38.00 from Porter's. Available from Porter’s Gin. portersgin.co.uk St-Germain Carafe available when bought with a StGermain, 50cl £19.00 and Martini Premium Prosecco, 75cl £12.99. Available online from Ocado.

Dingle Gin Gift Box £49.99. Available from Distillers Direct.

Chambord, 50cl £18.00. Available at Tesco and Amazon.

Old Bakery Gin £40.00. Available from Fortnum and Mason. oldbakerygin.com

Grey Goose La Vanille £40.00. Available from Ocado.

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Port Ellen, 70cl £275.00. thewhiskyexchange.com Havana Club Tributo 2018 £345.00. Available at The Whisky Exchange.

Raasay While We Wait 2018, 70cl £53.00. raasaydistillery.com Inchmurrin 12 Year Old £44.99 from Loch Lomond. Available from lochlomondwhiskies. com and specialist whisky retailers.

Bacardí Reserva Ocho £30.00. Available at Harvey Nichols.

Appleton Estate Limited Edition 30 Year Old Rum £399.00 (limited to 4000 bottles). Available from The W hisk y Exchange. Jamaica Cove Black Ginger Rum £26.00. Available from Amazon and Masters of Malt.

Neptune Rum £ 3 7 . 9 5 . Available at 31 Dover, Master of Malt and neptunerum.com Santa Teresa 1796 £44.99. Available from Ocado and Fortnum & Mason.


Fizz, Food and Fine Wine Black Chalk, A new English Sparkling Wine from awardwinning winemaker (and ex-City worker), Jacob Leadley. Grapes are sourced from Hampshire’s finest chalkland vineyards. £35.00-£40.00 available from independent retailers in London (including Park & Bridge). blackchalkwine. co.uk The Magnum Company is a bespoke London merchant specialising in large formats of Champagne, Wine & Spirits. Every bottle, starting from £22.00 is available for next day delivery (anywhere in the UK) and has been handpicked by founders Edward & George according to taste, vineyard and history. Coto de Imaz, Rioja Reserva £31.00; Tenuta Olim Bauda, Barbera D'Asti £33.00; and Le Mesnil, Grand Cru Blanc de Blanc Magnum £62.00. All available from themagnumcompany.com Les Coeurs de Victoria Beckham The Gold Edition 2018 (16 Hearts) £35.00. Available from Pierre Marcolini and an exclusive pop-up in the Victoria Beckham Dover Street store from 7th December. Gateau de Noel Le Foret d’Hiver Winter Forest Christmas Cake £22.95 from PAUL. Available in store and online. Ginettone by Gin Mare, 500g £22.00 (limited to 500 pieces). Available exclusively at Harvey Nichols. Guylian Sea Horses 336g Box £10.00. Available nationwide. guylian.com

Cheddar Christmas Hamper £59.00 from The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company. The Truffle Hamper £225.00 from Selfridges.

Prosecco Advent £75.00 from freixenet.co.uk

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Champagne Bruno Paillard, Premiere Cuvee MV XB £42.00. Available at Hedonism, Selfridges and The Finest Bubble. Keep champagne fresh and fizzy for weeks with Zzysh Champagne Preserver £79.90. zzysh.me.uk


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Dessert is another highlight with the generously sized and equally delicious Brera tiramisu. The Amalfi lemon cake served with limoncello is another winner for those looking for a more refreshing end. As to be expected, there are plenty of Italian bottles on the carefully curated wine list, and 11 are available by the glass. Cocktails are also on offer and take inspiration from across the country with the likes of classic Negroni’s and Venetian Aperol Spritz all featured. Acting as your one-stop shop for all things Italian from coffee and cooking essentials, to your local wine bar and dinner spot on the river for catch ups with friends, family and colleagues alike, Brera has succeeded in emulating the warm hospitality typical of family run cafes in Italy and retains its place as a Canary Wharf institution.

Brera Riverside Having undergone a big redevelopment from Des Mcdonald Associates, all day Italian café, restaurant and wine bar Brera Riverside has finally opened and makes a welcome return to the Wharf. Long established in Canary Wharf, the refreshed restaurant is wonderfully welcoming with a lovely neighbourhood feel making it feel like you’re stepping into an Italian home-from-home with fantastic food and produce to boot. Executive Chef Andrea Cirino, previously at Locanda Locatelli, Zafferano and Massimo at the Corinthia, is in charge of the kitchen and his menus showcase the very best in regional Italian produce with coffee, charcuterie, cheeses, pastas and pastries available by day, and larger plates paired with fine Italian wine come the evening. Focusing on regional Italian cooking, diners can enjoy an array of authentically cooked dishes. Executive Chef Andrea takes his influence from across Italy from Milan to Rome to Sicily; allowing his cooking to showcase the very best of Italian produce. Drawing inspiration from his grandfather, a passionate pastry chef in Napoli during the 1970s, and his childhood on his family’s chestnut farm, Andrea creates simple and colourful dishes, bursting with unusual modern Mediterranean flavours, inviting diners to ‘taste life with gusto’. Highlights include Parmigiana di miele - baked aubergine, San Marzano DOP tomato sauce and mozzarella di bufala; Brera Lasagna; Cacio e pepe - fresh spaghetti with pecorino cheese and black pepper; and Filetto di branzino - baked sea bass. To start, be sure to opt for the sharing Antipasti di Montagna - an impressive selection of salami, Parma ham, Coppa di Parma, Bresaola and rocket, mozzarella di bufala, pecorino Sardo, Gogonzola, Modena mustard fruits, picked peppers and lampascioni onion. Priced at just £12.00 per person (min 2 people) it’s the perfect way to get a real taste of Italy before diving straight into the pasta. Make sure to check out the weekly changing specials too, recent dishes included a fresh truffle Carbonara. Brera Riverside, 31 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London E14 8RR | 020 7512 9575 | cafebrera.com


THE IVY k r a P e h t n i Located in the heart of Canary Wharf, The Ivy in the Park is the latest addition to the Ivy Collection. The perfect spot for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and everything in between, whether for business or pleasure, the picturesque brasserie serves up a wide range of all-day fare with modern British classics as well as international inspired plates. Headed up by Executive Chef Sean Burbidge, the menu ensures that there is something for everyone, while also featuring a host of Ivy favourites such as the Zucchini Fritti and Truffle Arancini to The Ivy shepherd’s pie, brioche crumbed chicken Milanese and a melting chocolate bombe. Other menu highlights include the generously portioned Lobster and prawn cocktail; Roasted Scallops with grilled chorizo; Whole baked sea bass with baby plum tomatoes, fennel and Nocellara olives; and Monkfish and prawn curry. The meat offering is also good with the likes of Steak Tartare, Miso-coated chicken breast; and slow-cooked lamb shoulder. Side wise, you are spoilt for choice with Truffle and Parmesan chips; Baked sweet potato, harissa coconut ‘yoghurt’, mint and coriander dressing; and Tenderstem broccoli, lemon oil and sea salt. For dessert the huge Rum Baba is an excellent choice, as are the selection of three cheeses – Cashel Blue, Quicke’s and Camembert - should you be after a more savoury finish. Featuring elegant and vibrant interiors, full of Ivy style and bringing the outside in, the colours and large floor-to-ceiling windows flood the restaurant with light. While ambient lighting paired with the twinkling lights from the surrounding buildings creates a wonderful atmosphere come the evening. Thanks to its envious location on the green, the sustainably built restaurant’s scenic terrace is the perfect vantage spot to enjoy one of the many events held throughout the year. Accommodating 146 guests across the main restaurant and bar, the large restaurant has plenty of space for all to enjoy. The two outside terraces also seat up to 88 guests making this a welcome addition to Canary Wharf ’s dining scene for both locals and workers in the area alike. The Ivy in the Park, 50 Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, E14 5FW 020 3971 7111 | theivycanarywharf.com


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When you enter Quaglino’s you instantly feel more glamorous. From the bar to the events stage, its hard not to sashay down the impressive staircase and admire the art deco inspired space. A St James institution, there’s even more of an excuse to visit thanks to the recent launch of their brand-new Q Lunch menu. Offering a varied combination of light fish dishes, hearty meat plates and fantastic vegetarian options, highlights of the new menu include Celeriac velouté, trompette mushroom and black truffle; Hand chopped beef tartare, soft quail egg, red vein sorrel and toasted sourdough; and the famed Quaglino’s Cocktail comprising of prawns, Devon cock crab, lobster, baby gem, watercress, radish and Marie Rose Sauce. Main options include a very-well seasoned wild mushroom and autumn truffle risotto, with pickled walnut, aged parmesan and fine herbs; Roasted stone bass, pomme mousseline, foraged sea herbs, and Champagne beurre blanc;

and Roast Cotswold’s chicken breast, creamy polenta, wild mushrooms and jus gras. Beautifully presented and with an option of sides including roasted heritage carrots, almonds and coriander; and green beans with shallot butter. Dessert, if you can manage it, comes in the tempting form of Peanut butter and banana chocolate tart; and Vanilla panna cotta with plums and hazelnut ice cream. Those without a sweet tooth can opt for the generous cheese trolley, served with quince jelly, fruit and nut crackers. Q Lunch is available in the Restaurant from 11.30am2.30pm every Sunday. Select from Bottomless bubbles for £25 per person or Bottomless White or Red wine for £20 per person, when eating two courses or more for the duration of your meal. Parties of 13 or more guests must order three courses per person to enjoy the unlimited bubbles. 2 courses £34.00, 3 courses £38.00 and you can add bottomless bubbles for £25.00 or bottomless white or red wine for £20.00.

Quaglino's, 16 Bury Street, London SW1Y 6AJ | 020 7930 6767 | quaglinos@danddlondon.com | quaglinos-restaurant.co.uk


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Grays Feather What better way to get into the festive spirit than with a visit to London’s first global sparkling wine bar. Located in Covent Garden, Grays and Feather is a welcome addition to London’s drink scene with a beautiful split-level boutique wine bar on Wellington Street. The first of its kind, the unique bar specialises in fantastic sparkling wines offering guests exploration, education and most importantly, affordable enjoyment in the heart of London. Taking its name from founder and sparkling wine expert Andrew Gray and his wine merchant business of the same name, found online and at the Southbank Food Market, Grays and Feather boasts and impressive library of fizz from around the world including London’s only native bubble blend, created by Forty Hall Community Vineyard, in Enfield. Offering only sparkling wine, and allowing guests to expand their knowledge from champagne, Grays & Feather takes guests on a journey through fizz; from the rolling hills of England to the southern peaks of Patagonia. What’s more, while on this epic fizzy journey, diners can enjoy a variety of sumptuous treats and nibbles. Highlights from the surprisingly extensive menu include fantastic sharing boards, from Farm - Rillettes, 3 Salamis, Bath Chaps; to Ocean - Dressed Sardines, Cured Tuna, Hot Smoked Salmon, Peppered Mackerel Paté; and of course, cheese - Smoked Shropshire Blue, Monte Enebro, Langres. Other standout dishes include Swiss Fondue, and the incredible Den Miso Cured Aubergine, Anise & Habanero Salsa. There’s also a dessert menu with a wonderfully decadent brownie for those with a sweet tooth. Stylishly decorated with a clean and sleek colour palette upstairs and some fabulous nooks and crannies complete with colourful cushions downstairs, Grays and Feather is a real gem of a find. The interiors have been inspired by travel and exploration, much like the menus. Top tip is to head downstairs to the low-ceiling snug which is the only place you will want to be this winter when you see how cosy it is. Be sure to ask for recommendations, the menu, which showcases a number of unique and lesser known winemakers, has been cleverly created to make wine descriptions as simple as possible for the reader, however staff are friendly and knowledgeable and have plenty of suggestions up their sleeves. Grays & Feather, 26 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7PB graysandfeather.com


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Wine Masters with Edwin Dublin

Manager of Berry Bros. & Rudd London Wine Shop at 63 Pall Mall, Edwin left a 20 year medical sciences career, during which time he organised staff wine tastings, to enter the world of wine full-time. Having 'graduated' from Oddbins and via a short spell with Laithwaites, he arrived at Berry Bros. & Rudd in 2005. Since then he has developed a passion for the wines of Alsace, Burgundy, Piemonte and especially Champagne which he visits (and tastes) as often as he can and teaches at tastings in the BB&R cellars. When not imbibing on these he can be found at Dukes Hotel bar, sipping a Berrys’ No.3 London Dry Gin martini.

Champagne Pol Roger, Réserve, Brut £31.50 Perfect for a festive party, this has a truly wide appeal and is perfect for lovers of exuberantly styled Champagnes. Feminine and fruity in its youth, it takes on a fuller flavour with age. The added reserve wines are specially selected to achieve the requisite elegance, balance and harmony. It’s perfect for the cellar as well as current drinking, which is an excellent excuse to buy more than one case for Christmas. 2017 Berry Bros. & Rudd White Burgundy by Collovray & Terrier £12.50 Berry Bros. & Rudd have worked with trusted friends Jean-Luc Terrier and Christian Collovray to create this delicious expression of mineral Burgundian Chardonnay for many years. With delicate floral aromas, the palate abounds with vibrant citrus and peach fruit, finishing on a subtle, smoky note thanks to well-judged oak. An excellent aperitif, a fresh, crisp profile makes this an ideal match for smoked salmon or turkey.

2017 Berry Bros. & Rudd Bourgogne Côte d'Or Pinot Noir, Benjamin Leroux £18.80 This Bourgogne Côte d’Or Pinot Noir is a new addition to our own-label range, made from 100 percent Côte d’Or fruit to obtain this prestigious new appellation (which only came into existence from the 2017 vintage). The fruit is in fact declassified Chorey-lèsBeaune, from very old vines and sourced with the help of star négociant Benjamin Leroux exclusively for Berry Bros. & Rudd. Unsurprisingly, the wine offers remarkable complexity, with pretty, floral topnotes accompanying the charming redberry fruit. Elegant and delicate, this is Burgundian Pinot Noir in its most elemental expression. Perfect to pair with the main Christmas meal or for the leftovers the next day.

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Coal Shed Specialising in coal roasted rare breed meat and the very best South Coast seafood, The Coal Shed has recently launched a Sunday Sharing Roast at its London outpost. Sitting alongside their ever-popular seasonal a la carte menu, the fantastically priced roast comes with a juicy 500g Black Aberdeen Angus, 35 day dry-aged roast sirloin of beef, two gigantic Yorkshire puddings and a hearty serving of crispy beef fat potatoes. Priced at just £40.00, the meal is completed with smoked gravy, creamy cauliflower cheese, honey roast root vegetables and seasonal greens. Showcasing what The Coal Shed does best, it comes as no surprise that the sharing roast often sells out, so you better be quick. It runs between 12pm-4.30pm and booking is strongly advised. Wash it all down with one of the carefully selected wines, there’s a wonderful selection of reds - ideal during the cold winter months and rounding off a lazy Sunday perfectly. Set across two floors, the modern restaurant is just minutes away from Tower Bridge boasting a private dining room and an innovative cocktail bar. If you are really looking to indulge, and why not. Start your meal with some tasty short rib croquettes with spicy Nduja mayonnaise, before sampling some starters. Highlights include the fantastic smoked salmon, lemon, capers and shallots; and the Seared Scallops with Cauliflower, sage and minus 8.

If the Sharing Roast has run out, don’t despair - there’s a wide range of steak cuts and seafood and a special fish of the day. Dessert, if you can manage it, is equally decadent with a dark fruit and nut chocolate bar; and whisky crème brulee. With other locations in Brighton, The Coal Shed offers one of the best roasts in London as far as we are concerned and at such a good price, you will struggle to spend your money better on a Sunday afternoon.

Coal Shed, One Tower Bridge, 4 Crown Square, London SE1 2SE | 020 3384 7272 | towerbridge@coalshed-restaurant.co.uk


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HELIOT STEAKHOUSE Situated in the heart of the West End and conveniently located next to Leicester Square tube station, The Hippodrome Casino opened in July 2012 and is home to the Heliot Steak House. Named after a worldfamous lion tamer called Claire Heliot who used to perform there in the early 1900’s when it was originally a theatre, Claire used to feed raw meat by hand to her fourteen big cats without showing any fear. Situated on the first-floor balcony and offering panoramic views of the bustling, main gaming floor as well as the main stage, guests can enjoy very reasonably priced USDA prime steaks which have been aged between four and six weeks or specially selected cuts of sixty to ninety day dry aged steaks served with a variety of toppings such as lobster tail, chargrilled prawns, streaky bacon or wild mushrooms. Each cut of the specially selected grain fed beef is of the highest quality and the familiar

marbling ensures the texture of the steak is tender and juicy and the delicious flavour will have you finishing every piece. As well as a varied selection of sides which include sweet potato mash and a mixed salad, there is the extremely indulgent millionaire’s mac and cheese served with a poached duck egg and black truffle. Followed on from a delicious salmon sashimi with yuzu sauce or a delightful Cornish crab sitting on a base of lime salmon and a topping of squashed avocado with chili and basil, this is a perfect way to just treat yourself or to celebrate a special occasion. For those of you who would like to try something different, awardwinning Executive Chef Ioannis Grammenos has also created a fabulous menu with an array of tempting alternative dishes such as fresh fish, succulent lamb, chicken and a variety of vegetarian options. Heliot offers a varied selection of fine wines as well as an extensive and unique cocktail list. American beers are also available in the Heliot Cocktail Bar which is the central hub of the casino and there are five other bars as well as an indoor smoking lounge. There is no obligation to bet and you can just walk in and experience everything this wonderful and exciting venue has to offer. The award-winning Hippodrome is the biggest and busiest casino in the UK and is one of London’s most successful and popular entertainment spots which has welcomed over seven million visitors since opening in 2012. The Heliot Steakhouse is open for dinner from 5pm weekdays and 12 noon at weekends and is an excellent choice for enjoying meals before or after experiencing the live music and cabaret in the brand new, three hundred and twenty-five seat state-of-the-art theatre. Also, it is now home to Channing Tatum’s Magic Mike Live show which opened this November and is officially the West End’s biggest sales hit of the year.

Heliot Steakhouse, Cranbourn Street, London WC2H 7JH | 020 7769 8844 | hippodromecasino.com


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Balthazar and FLOWERBX Launch Winter Afternoon Tea

Following a successful afternoon tea collaboration in the spring, Balthazar has partnered up once again with online flower delivery service FLOWERBX to create a special afternoon tea for the Autumn/Winter season. Available now, Balthazar’s highly skilled Head Pastry Chef Régis Beauregard has cleverly transformed a range of stunning winter florals into delicate cakes with the expertise of FLOWERBX CEO, Whitney Bromberg Hawkings, creating a carefully curated selection of winter’s most exquisite blooms. Guests can enjoy cakes resembling winter’s seasonal flowers in beautiful FLOWERBX tones making it just as much of a visual treat as well as sumptuously sweet. Highlights include; Coconut and Yuzu Hydrangea Yuzu mousse on a crunchy coconut biscuit decorated with delicate sugar petals; The Balthazar Rose French financier filled with sweet raspberry jam and vanilla yogurt mousse; and the Blueberry Ranunculus - a light blueberry tart served with a sharp lemon posset and candied violet. In addition to the delectable cakes, a selection of traditional, freshly prepared finger sandwiches are also available and include cucumber, mint and homemade hummus; smoked salmon and lemon crème fraîche; coronation chicken; and succulent lobster prawn rolls. Guests can also indulge in fresh Buttermilk scones with Devonshire clotted cream & homemade strawberry preserve. To complete the experience, Balthazar’s Head Bartender, Massimiliano Favaretto has created The FLOWERBMB cocktail in celebration of the partnership. A delightful combination of rose, hibiscus & Blanquette, the cocktail is the perfect addition to any celebration. A glass of champagne and an array of teas can also be enjoyed with the offering. The Balthazar x FLOWERBX Afternoon Tea will be served from 3pm to 5.30pm Monday to Friday; 3pm to 5pm on Saturday; and 3pm to 6.30pm on Sunday (3pm to 5pm Monday to Sunday in December). Prices start from £29.95 per person. To book, please call the reservations team on 020 3301 1155 or email reservations@balthazarlondon.com. Balthazar, 4-6 Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5HZ 020 3301 1155 | reservations@balthazarlondon.com | balthazarlondon.com


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ZELA London An urban jungle, bringing a taste of the Balearic Isles to the centre of London, ZELA London is the latest restaurant to open at ME London. Owned by MABEL Hospitality and VIP partners from the world of entertainment and sport; Cristiano Ronaldo, Enrique Iglesias, Rafael Nadal and Pau Gasol; ZELA uses Mediterranean and Japanese influences to create its unique Meppon cuisine. Respecting traditional Japanese techniques while combining them with the best products that the Mediterranean has to offer, this fantastic fusion restaurant is a welcome addition to London’s culinary scene. From the cool interiors and magnificent arched, foliage lined windows, to the bespoke cocktail bar and separate sushi bar, ZELA London follows the successful launch of ZELA Ibiza last year and offers 100 covers in the heart of the West End. Finishing touches in the exciting space take influence from Spain with intricate floor tiling, bamboo furniture and palm print walls. By day, the large windows flood the space with natural light offering fantastic views out onto the bustling streets of London’s theatre land while come evening, lighting is kept low to create a sultry ambiance as the DJ begins to spin. However, unlike many impressive venues that appear to have it all but

ultimately lack on the food front, ZELA’s menu is truly fantastic. Led by acclaimed Michelin starred chef Ricardo Sanz, this multifaceted cuisine showcases Japanese specialties with the flavours and unique products of the Mediterranean to create a huge array of exceptional Sushi, Temakis, Dim Sum, Ceviche, among others. Designed to share and incredibly varied, highlights from the menu include Sunomono with calamari; Homemade Shrimp “al ajillo” gyozas; Quail egg with white truffle Nigiri; Salmon “Hawaiian” poke with mango and avocado; 48 hour braised Wagyu teriyaki; and Fried rice with mushrooms, truffle and onsen tamago. Each dish comes out more beautiful than the next, perfectly executed and very cleverly designed, the menu seamlessly blends the Mediterranean with Japan. The scallops with Ibicencan Sobrasada are a fantastic example of this with the saltiness of the chorizo enhancing the flavours of the fresh scallop sashimi. Acting as a one stop destination for both drinks and dinner, the standout cocktail bar serves over 20 classic and vanguard cocktails. A cocktail must-have has to be the Coco Chanel - a delectable mix of vodka, fresh Lychee, Raspberry liqueur, Grapefruit and Simple Syrop. The bar also serves a large selection of wines and premium spirits.

ZELA London, Me London Hotel, 336-337 Strand, WC2R 1HA | 020 8089 3981 | reservations.london@zelarestaurants.com | zelalondon.com

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YOUR DRIVE Lexus’ new RX L opens up new dimensions in convenience and customer appeal from their luxury crossover collection as the brand’s first seven-seat model arrives in the UK. Responding to trends in the market which have seen the big players all introducing larger, more versatile options to their model lines, the RX L is set to compete with them all. Luxury materials and a striking design continuing throughout the marque’s models, this car delivers a package that you won’t find from other manufacturers. Designed for extended flexibility and functionality, the RX L boasts an additional two seats which can be hidden when not required to reveal even more luggage space. This adaptability brings a whole new offering from Lexus. Despite the increase in size, the interior and exterior design continues to provide a luxurious and unique aesthetic complete with premium material and a high quality finish. There is also luxury in this cars usability, with the rear seats offering power operation which allows the additional two rear seats to be raised or stowed at the touch of a button. Furthermore, a new triple-zone air conditioning system delivers independent controls for every row of seating. One of this car’s key features is the use of the brands well established, high performing hybrid system which not only allows for fully electric driving, but provides a 7-seater vehicle with impressive performance levels - zero to sixty-two is completed in a swift 8.0 seconds - whilst offering incredible fuel efficiency despite its extended size. This new design plays on the existing RX crossover. Lexus were keen to ensure the design maintained the brand recognition whilst not compromising on the cars final specifications as a result of design constraints arising from adaptation.

Its solution was to design a new rear end for the vehicle, extending the length behind the rear axle. Although only 110mm longer overall, the RX L makes excellent use of the additional space to ensure that everyone on board can travel comfortably and that the third row seats have easy access and generous head and leg room. The front end of the RX L is characterised by a powerful interpretation of Lexus’s signature spindle grille, contained in a chrome-finished frame and flanked by LED headlights – in a triple ‘L’ formation with LED front fog light/cornering light clusters on Premier grade models. The sharply tapering front and rear wing flares add muscle to the RX L’s appearance, while the main body section displays a diamond shape that flows out from the front spindle grille and back to the tailgate. The sculpted belt-line has a three-dimensional look in its course along the side of the vehicle, running from just above the tail-lights, through the side doors and gently bisecting the space between the headlights and grille. The cabin design strikes a balance between functionality and luxury, finished with refined materials that exude quality construction and craftsmanship. The ambience is both spacious yet intimate, with high levels of comfort for driver and passengers. The driver and front passenger seats are low-set, allowing for excellent headroom. The position of the steering wheel closer to the driver and a lowered angle for the steering column create a more involving driving position. This all combines to create an athletic and enjoyable ride that is not akin to the cars size. All-round this car offers something new from the brand and an inviting option to its competitors who will have no choice but to take note. If this is as successful as it’s smaller sister, they will need to respond...quickly.

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CHELSEA CARS

1969 911 2.0 E Sportomatic £POA

Rare 911 E The 911 E was designed to be the most comfortable of the 911 models with many receiving a variety of lavish factory options. Conceived to fit in between the 911T and the 911S, the E designation stood for einspritzung, German for “injection,” noting the intorduction of mechanical fuel injection. Very few of these cars were produced and even less were available as right-hand drive versions. This excellent example goes even further in the rarety stakes thanks to its 4-speed Sportomatic transmission which found is way into even fewer vehicles leaving the factory - just 14 RHD 911E’s with this gearbox were made. With just two previous owners from new and presented in its original colour combination of metallic red (6854) with beige leatherette interior, this is a fantastic example that is not to be overlooked. The Porsche vehicle identity certificate states that this is a matching numbers UK car, maintaining its original colour. Extras from new include headrests, electric windows, electric sunroof, rear windscreen wiper, toned window and side window, tone rear screen and special paint. The car comes with an extensive service history, original stamped service book, original hand books and pouch and many invoices. It has also just been subjected to an extensive full restoration at a huge cost of circa £80,000 with photos and invoices to show the works carried out. 911’s from pre-’73 are much sought after thanks to their original design - which has been the blueprint for every model since - and this is a true gem that won’t be available for long. Chelsea Cars, 59-61 Armoury Way, London SW18 1JZ | 020 8870 9977 | sales@chelseacars.com | chelseacars.com


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Re-imagining History

your Amalgamating the Old with the New London’s rich history is evident throughout its impressive and varied architecture, but how do modern day developers go about ensuring their new ideas don’t detract from the existing and furthermore enhance those that have come before.


Towerside, Wapping E1W

Burr Close, West Wapping E1W

ea2 are pleased to offer for sale this modern built 3rd floor studio apartment within this riverside development. The apartment benefits from open plan lounge and bedroom area, fitted kitchen and 3 piece bathroom suite. Laminate wood floors. Video entry-phone system. Parking space. Close to Wapping station and local bus routes.

ea2 are pleased to offer for sale this 1980’s built 2 double bedroom 2nd and 3rd floor duplex apartment. The apartment benefits from kitchen diner, reception leading to patio garden. Bathroom with separate Wc. Parking space. Located close to Tower Hill Stations and St Katharine’s Dock.

Cape Yard, West Wapping E1W Capital Wharf, West Wapping E1W

Capital Wharf, West Wapping E1W

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ea2 are pleased to offer for sale this 1st floor 2 bedroom modern built apartment ea2 are pleased to offer this bright 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment with ea2 are very pleased to offer for sale this unique river fronted 2 double bedroom, 2 bathroom first floor apartment within this exclusive and popular West Wapping within this popular West Wapping development. The apartment benefits from stunning River views from the balcony on the second floor within this sought after development. Thekitchen, apartment has shower been extensively refurbished to aand very high standard by the current ownerbedrooms to includeensuite a fullycomprises integratedofkitchen withbathroom ‘Quartz’ lounge, fully fitted en-suite room to master bedroom family development. The master a 4 piece worksurfaces andtofully refurbished en-suite room.phone Private secluded with panoramic of the River Tower Bridge Wooden and the bathroom. Floor ceiling windows.bathroom Laminate and wood floors. shower Video-entry suite. terrace The second bathroom isviews also an ensuite in Thames, the second bedroom. Shard. throughout. Video entry-phone system. Dock, ‘Banham’ alarm Secure underground parking space. Hour system.‘American Allocated Walnut’ parking flooring space. On-site caretaker. Close to St Katharine’s floorssystem. throughout and has a separate cloak room.2424 hourconcierge. conciergeResidents and use gymnasium. Close to Tower St Katharine Docks, Tower Hill and Wapping stations, local bus routes and within walking distance of the City of London. amenities Wapping station and Hill stations. Share of Freehold. of residents gym Secure underground parking. Close Local to transport links to toinclude canary Waitrose supermarket and a parade of shops in Wapping Lane. wharf and the city.

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| 35a Wapping High Street | Wapping | E1W 1NR t: 020 7702 3456 www.ea2group.com | enquiries@ea2group.com

£1,100,000 £POA


King Charles Terrace,E1W Wapping E1W The Tower, Wapping

Codling Close,Wapping West Wapping The Highway, E1W E1W

ea2 pleasedtotooffer offer rent thisStudio 2 double bedroom furnished to ea2 are are pleased thistoexecutive apartment to rentapartment within a luxurious landmark adevelopment. high standard in this brand new development. Available 26/12/18. This South Facing apartment comprises of modern open plan fittedParking kitchen, contemporary & Balcony, The flat totals 382 Sq. ft.to Residents Wapping with Lane is available atfitted £25bathroom per week. The apartment is finished a high ofstandard have the benefit 24hr concierge facilities,and exclusive residents health club, gym and close wooden floors,ofunder floor heating contemporary bathrooms andenjoy kitchen.

Charming modern within this sought after canal ea2 are pleased to built, show top you floor this 2studio doublelocated bedroom recently renovated modern side development of West of Wapping. Reception with separate area apartment which comprises 2 bathrooms, this property benefits bedroom from a garden under alcove, separate links. and fully equipped kitchen, immaculate bathroom. and is close to transport Duel aspect and big windows with amazing views over the canal and the Shard. Historic St Katharine Docks nearby. Close to Tower Hill stations and local £425 Per Week amenities to include Waitrose and Fitness First.

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ea2 are pleased to offer for rent this modern built 2 bedroom ground and first ea2 are pleased to offer for rent this modern 2 double bedroom apartment. It floor duplex apartment. The apartment benefits from lounge, fitted kitchen, 3 piece comprises a fully fittedglazing. open plan kitchen,wood a large reception/dining area and a bathroom of suite. Double Laminate floors. Views over ornamental 3-piece bathroom suite. space. Laminated and double windows. canal. Allocated parking Closewood to St flooring Katharine’s Dock and glazed Tower Hill stations. Secure building with communal garden. Located close to St Katharine Docks and Waitrose supermarket nearby. Minutes away from Tower Hill stations and local bus routes. Within easy access to the City and Canary Wharf.

ea2 are pleased to bedroom offer a fantastic opportunity to rent this 2 double bedroom Spacious 3 double apartment in a modern development located house which has been re furbished completely to a high standard throughout. in the heart of Wapping Village and with views on the Tobacco Dock and the The property offers a reception with bi-folding full length doors leading to garden. Canal. Comprises of 3 double bedrooms, large lounge, fully fitted kitchen, and Fully fitted kitchen. First floor bathroom. Utility room/ground floor cloakroom. Can be 3 piece bathroom suite.Garden Timber with flooring. Good condition throughout. Caneasy be furnished or unfurnished. decking. Close to Tower Hill and within furnished access to or theunfurnished. City & CanaryGated Wharf.development with intercom security system, secure underground parking included.

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| 35a Wapping High Street | Wapping | E1W 1NR t: 020 7702 3456 www.ea2group.com | enquiries@ea2group.com


December 2018

Times change, but are our homes still our castles in E14? Owned outright (% of Total)

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I think 'Margaret' and 'Thatcher' are perhaps two of the most divisive words in UK political history (along with 'Brexit' now, presumably). Whatever you think about her, it can't be denied, the impact of the housing policies she espoused are still being felt to this day, particularly when it comes to homeownership. But are underlying attitudes to ownership changing? And if so what does this mean for E14? Currently, in E14, the number of people who own a home is 8,500, or 24.8 per cent of the 34,300 local population. In 2001, 28.9 per cent of residents owned their home, so ownership has actually decreased by 4.1 per cent. Since the mid-1990s, first-time buyers have been 'priced out' as house price increases have outstripped earnings growth.

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In E14, the proportion of people who own a home has actually decreased by 4.1 per cent. Get a free and instant online valuation www.docklandspropertyblog.com


DECEMBER 2018

Monthly Market Update - Docklands E14

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This chart shows the number of sales over the last few years. We've split it by major house type so you can see what impact each kind of property has had on the market. While there's nothing particularly surprising, given the nature of our area, it's nonetheless interesting to see how the patterns have changed over time.

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SAVILLS

Developing the New in Historic London with Nina Coulter, Director, Savills Residential Development Sales

From its Roman city walls to its medieval churches, London While a view over an historic landmark may not is steeped in history. Evidence of its rich heritage is all directly add a premium to a development, the around us: you would be hard pressed to walk well-established, often central locations more than 100 metres without passing an tend to be higher value areas and historic site or landmark. a spectacular view can definitely Today’s developers are keen to make add to saleability. Equally, the most of such a unique heritage, a link to the city’s past designing new homes which gives a new development incorporate and benefit from personality and a story, The development is the only residential offering of its the city’s history in residential not to mention prestige. kind in the square mile and is perfectly positioned for all that life in the City has to offer; St Paul’s, the Barbican areas that are often already well and Museum of London are all moments away. The established. The juxtaposition neighbourhood offers a wealth of restaurants and bars, between historic and cutting from the street food of Exmouth Market and Whitecross edge architecture also adds a new Street to the fine dining of Club Gascon, Hix and St dimension to London’s skyline and John’s, every taste is catered for. it is this combination of old and new, of a city constantly evolving but recognising and celebrating its past, which is so attractive. Barts Square, in the City of London, is a great example of this. Close to what is thought to be the oldest church in London – St Bartholomew The Great – and surrounded by medieval streets, the development is a sleek addition to the area. The development has always remained faithful to the historic fabric of the area and the final phase is inspired by the vernacular of the area’s 19th-century industrial architecture, respecting the historic city street pattern and heritage of the existing buildings. Another example is Landmark Place, situated on the north bank of the Thames with unrivalled views of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. It is a distinctive London address located within the original Roman city walls and is inspired by its riverside setting ad central City location. While on the south side of the river, Palace View is an exclusive boutique development opposite the magnificent Lambeth Palace which embodies more than 800 years of history.

Barts Square, London EC1A

Prices from £770,000

Savills Central London New Homes | 020 7409 8756 | savills.co.uk


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