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June 2015

07 EDITOR’S LETTER c u lt u r e

08 ABSOLUTELY LOVES

What we’re coveting this month

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WHAT’S ON

Diary dates for June

GRANT & I

Richard E. Grant charms us with good British humor and refreshing honesty

AN INSTITUTION Elizabeth Hutton explores the recently rennovated Lyric Hammersmith

40 22 EYE ON THE BALL Where to watch Wimbledon locally this June

fa s h i o n

28 FASHION CONFIDENTIAL

This month’s hottest trends and products

32 LAST DAYS OF DISCO

We’re dancing our into summer with a Studio 54 inspired shoot

H E A LT H & B E AU T Y

40 BEAUTY CONFIDENTIAL June’s best beauty buys

Food & Drink

52 KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL

The latest happenings from the local area

55 CAMPFIRE CUISINE

A review of Chiswick’s new BBQ offering from Neil Rankin, Smokehouse

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Cover images Nicole Farhri www.nicolefarhi.com

58 MUSTANG SALLY

Georgie Lane-Godfrey discovers a horselover’s haven deep in the Nevada desert

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64 INTERIOR INSPIRATIONS New trends and colours for summer

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75 SMALL TALK

Helen Baron picks this season’s top buys for little ones

PROPERTY 106 PROPERTY NEWS

News and views on the area

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remember the first time I watched the film Withnail & I. I was at university and my housemate – a passionate film student – demanded that I watch it with her. She couldn’t believe that at 18 I hadn’t seen what, to her mind, was one of the best dark comedies of all time. I remember being fascinated by the squalid 1960s bohemia that the characters, Withnail and Marwood, existed in. Existed being the operative word, as their lives as struggling actors – built on a foundation of substance abuse, alcoholism and a distinct lack of personal hygine – were anything but charmed. Perhaps as a boozy student, anxious about the future, I found some kind of solace in the film. Or perhaps I just enjoyed the sordidly funny script. The film fast became one of my favourites, so when the opportunity arose to interview Grant last month, the despondent drunk Withnail, I jumped at it. Head to page 16 to read my conversation with the

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Richmond local who opens up about his illustrious career, this most important role, his obsession with scents and – perhaps most importantly – his steadfast love for London. Gearing yourself up for Wimbledon in June? We have handpicked five of the best places to watch the tennis, flick to page 22. Our chic contributing fashion editor Charlotte Adsett has pulled together a summer wardrobe of the top trends, while our interiors guru Jessica Klingelfuss has studied the realms of resin, page 67. Commended chef Neil Rankin has taken his successful Islington restaurant west to Chiswick, seeing the Smokehouse become, arguably, the best pub you could have on your doorstep. Enjoy the issue! u

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3 Ju n e B u s h Ha ll lasgow’s best-kept secret is bringing G their energetic folk-pop sound to Bush Hall. Following the release of their new album, this buzz-worthy band is sure to entertain with their combination of classical instruments and energetic beat. u 310 Uxbridge Road, W12; bushhallmusic.co.uk

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1 1 - 2 3 Ju n e Hampton Court Palace aking place in the T incredible Tudor courtyard of Hampton Court, this festival brings you amazing music with a beautiful backdrop. With a line-up that includes KT Tunstall, Paloma Faith and Jools Holland this is one festival you won’t want to skip. uEast Molesey, KT8; hamptoncourtpalace festival.com

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MEDIEVAL FUN

3 1 May S tra wb e r r y H ill Ho u s e ad about medieval Britain? Head to Horace Walpole’s M Gothic castle in Strawberry Hill for a day full of falconry, hobby horse jousting and maypole dancing. Join in the creativity and make your very own prince or princess headdress and listen to magical legends told in the mystical woodland grotto. A great day of mayhem in the grounds of this impressive landmark. 268 Waldegrave Road, TW1; strawberryhillhouse.org.uk

BEDFORD PARK FESTIVAL

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Put on your detective cap and join a gang of young adventurers as they help two children find their famous scientist father following his abduction. Venture into new parts of the recently reopened Lyric Hammersmith, and explore backstage in this exciting but puzzling mystery.

12- 28 June B edfo rd Park s one of the local highlights A of the year, the Bedford Park Festival includes live music and bands, exhibitions, competitions and film screenings. With a Pimm’s and cider tent, a barbecue and international street food truck and festival games, this community event will be a great day out for all of the family. ◆ Acton Green, W4; bedfordparkfestival.org

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PLAY OF THE MONTH 11-24 June, Chiswick House and Gardens

GIFFORDS CIRCUS oll up, roll up! Come and see Giffords Circus with their incredible handmade costumes, home-trained animals and handpainted sets. Founded by two friends who had a dream of starting their very own village circus, this astounding Victorian fairground-inspired show is the product of true passion. Having travelled around the world, from Paris to rural Hungary and beyond, in search of talent, they

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have accumulated a brilliant group of entertainers and performers. The most memorable of which is, arguably, Gabor Vosteen. This man plays Mozart on five recorders – three in his mouth and one in each nostril. Let’s be fair, that’s no mean feat. u Burlington Lane, W4; giffordscircus.com

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We should be standing back, & GIVING MORE THOUGHT to the effects, GOOD & BAD, that these PEOPLE HAVE HAD ON US

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Absolutely discover Ryan Hewett’s distorted portratuire at The Unit London

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ith a striking palette and bold intentions, Ryan Hewett’s distorted, highly modern portraiture is as much about the viewer as it is about the subject. The modern world is rife with judgement. In our technological society, images and ideas face fierce commentary and analysis from the instant they appear. The social media revolution has spawned a culture of consequence free judgement, and nowhere is this focused more than

on the power-players of modern society. It is against this backdrop of preconceptions and prejudice that Hewett has created his challenging exhibition ‘Untitled’. Hewett’s work focuses on the dissemination of expectation. His images begin as portraits of figures loaded with political and historical significance and are then undone, the likeness diminished and distorted with bold hues and powerful brushstrokes. Eventually, the icon vanishes, leaving behind a raw image on which the viewer must make

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their own judgements. Hewett’s abstract interpretations obfuscate the emotive power of visual icons and aims to force considered opinions. He comments that, “we should be standing back, and giving more thought to the effects, good and bad, that these figures have had, and are having on us as individuals and societies.” In representing figures such as Barack Obama, Martin Luther King and even Adolf Hitler in a radically deconstructed manner, flash judgements and preconceptions become apparent. Thus, Hewett’s exhibition forces a conscious reflection on our beliefs and how they are constructed. The power of the image is simultaneously reinforced and undermined, and Hewett crafts an exhibition of contrasts, experimenting with ideas of judgement and reinvigorating the art of portraiture. This reconsideration of the image, separated from associations of iconicity and status, chimes with the innovative motivations of The Unit London, where the exhibition will be based. Jonny Burt and Joe Kennedy have sought to distance their gallery from the typically reputation led industry and as such display some of the most exciting emerging artists. u 9 Earlham Street, WC2H; theunitldn.com

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GRANT & I Following the launch of his second fragrance, Covent Garden, we speak to Richmond local Richard E. Grant about scent and the Spice Girls. I n t e r v i e w r o m y va n d e n b r o e k e

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met Richard E. Grant on a sunny day in April at The Corner Restaurant and Champagne bar in Selfridges. One of Britain's most eminent acting talents, loved as much for his slurring turn in Withnail & I as for his humourless first footman in Gosford Park, I found myself a little intimidated. But when I arrived at the event, Grant got up and meandered over to introduce himself. “Hello, I’m Richard. You must be Romy,” he took my hand and shook it firmly, before making a joke - one I can’t remember because of a mild case of being struck by stardom - and warning me, with a wry smile, to eat all of my breakfast because he had forked out for it himself. Immaculately dressed in a slim cut navy blazer and with a leonine head of perfectly coiffed hair, Grant is every bit the veteran British thespian - but his self-effacing demeanor, raucous sense of humour and effortless British charm put me instantly at ease. Grant’s formidable acting career hasn’t slowed with age (he recently turned 58).

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deals with failure and that is SOMETHING MORE PEOPLE might be Able to EMPATHISE with than success. His recent cameo in acclaimed American television series Girls is evidence of Grant’s ability to remain relevant. Lena Dunham, the writer, director and star of the series, wrote Grant into the role of Jasper - an onand-off-the-wagon cocaine addict indulging in an affair with a girl half his age. As a confessed fan of Withnail & I, it’s easy to see where Dunham’s inspiration for the character came from. There’s a mutual admiration between the two, palpable in the way Grant speaks about her. “[She] write[s] with such extraordinary insight and honesty,” he continues, describing her as an “uber multi-hyphenate phenomenon”.

Any good actor has a couple of stinkers on their resumé, and Grant is not exempt. 2014's Dom Hemmingway is definitely up there, and let's not forget Spice Girls: The Movie. But in general, Grant’s managed to avoid any major flops. From his recent role as Lord Michael Heseltine in 2011 The Iron Lady, to the voice of Percy in Disney’s Pocahontas, Grant’s repertoire is extensive to say the least - he starred in Francis Ford Coppola’s acclaimed Bram Stoker’s Dracula in 1992, The Age of Innocence in 1993, the aforementioned Gosford Park in 2001 and Bright Young Things in 2003. More recently, Grant played Simon Bricker, an art historian, in Downton Abbey and is currently filming forthcoming ITV drama Jekyll and Hyde. Even with a plethora of box office hits in the bag, the one film most people associate with Grant is Bruce Robinson’s 1987 cult classic, Withnail & I, in which Grant plays an alcoholic Nihlist with a penchant for drinking lighter fluid. Grant attributes the film’s flyaway success to the fact that it “deals with failure and that is something more people might be able to empathise with than success.”

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ARTS & CULTURE / INTERVIEW

He continues, “[Withnail & I] has no plot nor any of the things every other successful movie relies on. The script is also scabrously witty and infused with profound loss and nostalgia. In other words, it’s truly romantic. “It opened every career door for me. In the three decades since it was made, it still gets quoted at me by total strangers on a daily basis.” With such success so early on his career, has anything else lived up to it? “Writing and directing my autobiographical film WAH-WAH was a real highlight too, as I was able to re-visit my incredibly dysfunctional family life from the safety of middle age.” Born of English, Dutch and German ancestry, Grant’s upbringing was a colourful one. His father, Henrik Esterhuysen, was head of education for the British government administration in the former British Protectorate of Swaziland. When he was ten, Grant witnessed his mother sleeping with his father’s best friend in the back of his car - a cataclysmic event which led to the subsequent divorce of his parents. Writing and producing the film WAHWAH in 2005 - an autobiographical take on this traumatic period of his life was, for Grant, “very intense and cathartic, while directing it was entirely liberating as we filmed in most of the locations where the key events in the story took place.” Surprisingly, Grant's mother gave the film her blessing, something he describes as “both generous and much appreciated.” A former sufferer of depression, Grant now speaks openly about mental health and attributes his recovery to 18-months of rigorous psychoanalysis, claiming that it saved his life. He also believes that acting has helped him to cope with painful memories from his past. “Acting is a great way of dealing with and confronting difficult issues, as you are always examining behavior and what motivates people to do the things they do.” With this in mind, I ask, is there anything he’d like to tell his younger self? “Rest easy. You will live beyond 52” – the age his father died – “You will fall in love. You will have a child. You will live in London. And you will go to Hollywood.”

Ever since NEIL ARMSTRONG set foot on the MOON IN 1969, when I was 12 YEARS old, have I wanted to go into OUTER SPACE.

Though Grant’s father wanted him to become a barrister, “I was so talkative and argumentative, but law was never a serious consideration,” the actor originally wanted to tread the surface of the moon rather than the boards. “Ever since Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon in 1969, when I was 12 years old, have I wanted to go into outer space.”

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He may not have made it outside of the O-Zone just yet, but Grant has recently branched into a surprising new industry. Last year he launched his first fragrance, Jack. Far from the Beyonces and Britneys of the fragrance world, Grant saw Jack as an opportunity to explore his obsession with scent. “I have been led by my nose all my life and compulsively sniffed everything in sight,” he admits. As a boy, his concerned parents asked why he felt the need to smell everything, to which he responded: “All animals smell everything, why not us?” At the age of 12 Grant, taken with a local girl, decided to create a perfume for her by boiling gardenia and rose petals in sugar water, sealing them in jars and burying them in the garden. It didn’t work, but ignited a genuine interest in the art of fragrance making. Forty years later and, with the encouragement of his close friend fashion designer Anya Hindmarch, Grant took the plunge. Sleeved in a Union Jack-adorned canvas bag, the fragrance contains notes of lime, marijuana and mandarin, with heart notes of nutmeg and clove, and base notes of vetiver and musk. Grant attributes the inclusion of cannabis to his upbringing in Swaziland, a place also known as The Gold Mine of Marijuana. Grant's latest newest scent, Covent Garden, is available to buy this month. Imbued with notes of rose, orange and carrot, the fragrance is inspired by Covent Garden Market as featured in My Fair Lady - a healthy nod to his theatrical roots. Despite travelling the world with work, Grant is a determined Londoner. Residing in the leafy London suburb of Richmond, he doesn’t sound as though he’ll be moving anytime soon. “It’s halfway between Piccadilly Circus and Heathrow Airport. It’s got the Thames running through it and Richmond Park has 2,000 acres to get lost in,” he beams. “I love London for the variety of theatre, music, museums, galleries and history. They’re unbeatable. And, if a city could be deemed to have a sense of humour, London most definitely has that.” u

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AN INSTITUTION Over a century old and still leading the way - the Lyric Hammersmith makes us proud to live West. Wo r d s e l i z a b e t h h u t t o n

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ondoners love the Lyric Hammersmith. Why? Because the 120 year old theatre harbours a rich sense of community, a rarity in the big bad city. Alongside producing high quality contemporary performances, the Lyric also welcomes London's creatives to come and learn, work and enjoy the centre. Committed to nurturing and celebrating talent and passion in the arts, the centre invests heavily in the young so that we can all reap the rewards. Most recently, a cool 20 million pounds has been fundraised and invested into renovating the building, resulting in the creation of the new Reuben Foundation Wing. While this might not be the first time the Lyric has had great structural change – let’s not forget that in 1966 the entire theatre

was saved from demolition, deconstructed from its site on Bradmore Grove and remade on Lyric Square – it is undoubtedly the most significant cultural development to take place in West London in decades. Wandering around the new wing, which took eight years to fundraise for and another two to build, the first that strikes me is the sheer magnitude of this project. With a new rehearsal space, music practice rooms, dance studio, recording studio, film and TV studio, editing suite, 50 seat cinema, digital play space and a sensory room for children with disabilities, as well as new props and costumes, this is a massive deal. With no expense spared it’s surprising that young people are encouraged to come in and “mess around and create” but as the director of young people and emerging talents, Nicholai La Barrie explained,

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“resident professionals will look after and teach the kids, so there is a sense of trust and respect between the young and old.” “If the professional is making a TV programme, then you’re a member of their crew. They need you as much as you need them and for that reason this is the only building with such great facilities who are willing to have young people come and work.” You can be trained to become the creators and theatre-makers of the future while also contributing to the work of today. “That’s what the Lyric is about, it’s a collaboration between the new and the established. But we also want to be accessible for all, not exclusive. As the artistic director Sean Holmes says, “this is a creative finishing school for those who can’t go to drama and music academies but still have the desire to learn and create.” With a recording studio that is, I am told, on the same level as Abbey Road available to rent for £25 and a music room large enough to fit an entire orchestra for the same amount, the prices are pretty fair. “The accessibility of this will result in a great new generation of artists, producers and musicians. In the next 5 years it’s my goal to have everyone talking about the Lyric, from the West End to Edinburgh. You see, no one else is doing this.” Over the hundred year history of the theatre, the Lyric has welcomed some of the world’s finest writers, directors, actors and theatre companies to its stages, and now it welcomes you. u Lyric Hammersmith membership costs £10 and lasts until the age of 25. Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, King St, W6; lyric.co.uk

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f you missed out on courtside tickets this year, don't panic; Wimbledon need not become yet another unattainably expensive sporting event you’re forced to live stream on your laptop. Or worse: watch on a “vintage” television set. No, you can do much better than that. This is precisely why we have sourced five of the best locations at which you to can watch all the Wimbledon 2015 action unfold. Massive outdoor screens, heckling Murray fans and an electric atmosphere are all compulsory components, so we recommend that you pack up a jug of Pimms and head straight to one of these screening hotspots in London. Let the nail-biting begin. 1 . H e n m a n H i ll / M u r r ay M o u n d s it called Henman Hill or Murray Mound? There is regular I dispute as to whether this patch of grass is the namesake of the retired tennis pro Tim Henman, or the UK’s current tennis treasure Andy Murray,

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making this landmark a point of comic contention. However, this iconic sprawling green is actually called Aorangi Terrace and is located on the grounds of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. The giant screen is to the side of Wimbledon Court No 1: meaning that you really are in the midst of the tournament. Expect picnic rugs galore and steadfast Wimbledon groupies. But make sure you’re ready for your TV close-up, because this location gets ample media coverage in between matches. u  Aorangi Terrace SW19; wimbledon.com 2 . Ly r i c H a m m e r s m ith nce again the Lyric Hammersmith will be providing O an outdoor hub for die-hard Wimbledon tennis fans. Throughout the tournament, the arts venue’s Lyric Square screen will project the matches from 12-8pm daily. But the target audience is not who you’d think: instead of meandering sightseers, these screening cater to those stuck at their office desks. So bosses be warned; we predict

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employees to be taking particularly long lunch breaks for the fortnight beginning 29 June. Nevertheless the post-work crowds will set the Square alive, and picnic baskets will make for wonderful viewing companions while you kick back on the deck chairs provided. But if you need a break from the tennis, the Lyric Hammersmith also offers onlookers a reprieve: Royal Opera House’s production of Don Giovanni will be live streamed on 3 July. Finally, de-stress with Yoga in the Square on 1 and 8 July, and enter the all-important state of Zen pre finals. u King Street, W6; lyric.co.uk

3 . Ca r d i n a l P l ac e his Victoria based venue will be awash with shoppers and T Wimbledon supporters alike. But do not worry for there will be plenty of projectors to catch the tennis on. As well as one big screen, there will be several smaller screens fitted into retro caravans that will be dotted about the location. Also on the 2nd of July there will be a Great British Bake off live event. So you can eat cake to the backdrop of Wimbledon tennis. The event coordinators are keeping hushed about retail partnerships; but last year Zizzi’s delivered directly to your deck chair. With a myriad of delicious restaurants close by- we can only assume this year will be even better. And the icing on the cake? Cardinal Place will be host to a one-off Great British Summer Bake Off, providing those with a sweet tooth with delicious treats to enjoy in front of the big screen. u Cardinal Place 76-98 Victoria Street, SW1E; greatbritsummer.com

tournament there was a plentitude of Pimm’s, strawberries and cream, and many more Wimbledon specials. What more could you ask for. u The Eagle, 215 Askew Road, W12; geronimo-inns.co.u 5 . Th e O r a n g e Tr e e his Richmond based local pub / F hotel hybrid is a classic place to catch the tennis. The Orange Tree is based right by Richmond Park, so you can stroll along the greenery before heading indoors to drink in the match. At the Orange Tree, there will be a horde of locals and the manager closes the blinds so that you really can get stuck in. They will obviously be serving Pimm’s and have famed snack menu which may include some Wimbledon appropriate nibbles. And if not, we suggest trying the baked camembert with cauliflower fritters and pickle or the crispy squid with lime and coriander. They're both scrumptious. u The Orange Tree, 45 Kew Road, TW9; orangetreerichmond.co.uk

4 . Th e E ag le or a local screening of England’s F most famed sports tournament, head to the The Eagle near Ravenscourt Park tube. This gem is famous for its majestic garden, where there are many nooks and crannies in which to nestle, and colourful outdoor beanbags on which to sprawl. But most importantly, there is a huge outdoor screen that will be projecting the live action of Wimbledon as you sit back, relax, and sample the pub’s scrumptious summer treats. For last year’s

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Polka dots, antique jewellery and a new holiday wardrobe are essential buys this month Wo r d s c h a r l o t t e a d s e t t

V JEWELLERY Wo r d s s t e p h a n i e k i n g ttention fashion magpies: this is not a drill. I repeat, this is not a drill. SS15 is coming, and you need to be prepared. So heed our Public Service Announcement and arm yourself with summer’s hottest accessory label: two-time UK Watch & Jewellery Awards nominee, V Jewellery. No, literally; arm yourself with the covetable creations by this month's ‘Brand To Watch’. Whether it’s the fan favourite Simplicity Spine or Deco Chrysler rings, or the limited edition Astoria bracelet set in cubic zirconias, green adventurine and black agate, it is critical that you decorate your limbs with one of Laura Vann's lust-worthy pieces. Why? Because even though she only celebrated V Jewellery’s second anniversary in April, the West Midlands-based designer has already cemented her label on fashion’s most wanted list. Not bad for a Central Saint Martins Graduate who started a company at 22. Vann's impossibly cool pieces are often seen adorning the extremities of celebrities, It girls and bloggers, from Katy Perry to Millie Mackintosh. V Jewellery's timeless aesthetic withstands the rapidly changing fashion seasons. But surely accessories that expertly balance decadence with minimalism have an exorbitant price tag to match? Not the case; V Jewellery's Sterling Silver and semi-precious stone items start at the incredibly affordable £60. Achievable and aspirational? V Jewellery is the answer to every woman's prayers.u

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VINTAGE CHARMS A n n i n a Vo g e l

Beloved by industry insiders and the likes of Kate Moss and Sarah Jessica Parker, Annina Vogel specialises in reworking Victorian charms and trinkets sourced from all over the UK to recreate unique ready-to-wear pieces. Annina also offers engraving and bespoke services. anninavogel.com

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Introducing the fash pack’s new favourite label A.W.A.K E (an acronym for All Wonderful Adventures Kindle Enthusiasm) that features sculpted cuts and 60’s era statement bows. Stand out from the crowd in this net neoprene maxi dress. £835; avenue32.com

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Chloe

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We’re not sure if any other SS15 piece quite sums up the modern bohemian vibe of this season like this Chloe silk chiffon blouse. The romantic ruffles, bell sleeves and gypsy vibes are very Joni Mitchell circa 1970, which equals top marks in the fashion circuit. Silk chiffon blouse, £1,480; mytheresa.com

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MULES Gucci

Score some serious style points this summer with a pair of mules - this season’s must haves. This wooden pair are part platform and part Swedish clog – the other shoes dujour – so will instantly update your look. Gucci Horsebit-detailed Leather Mules; £490; net-a-porter.com

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O1. RED VALENTINO, Blouse, £310; farfetch.com, 02. DOLCE & GABBANA, Dress, £1,200; net-a-porter.com 03. LULU GUINESS, Sunglasses, £150; luluguiness.com 04. COMME DES GARCONS, £109; theshopatbluebird.com 05. SALONI, Skirt, £435; farfetch.com, 06. MARC BY MARC JACOBS, Scarf, £170; mytheresa.com, 07. FINDS + BENOIT MISSOLIN, Headpiece, £310; net-a-porter. com 08. BIONDA CASTANA, Shoes, £415; biondacastana.com

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Metallic leather mules, £445; net-a-porter.com

PIERRE HARDY,

Silver-tone cluch bag, £1,055; farfetch.com

ANYA HINDMARCH,

Crisp packet clutch bag, £995; anyahindmarch.com

MCQ BY ALEXANDER MCQUEEN,

Metallic diamond biker jacket, £770; mytheresa.com

JONATHAN SAUNDERS, Naomi metallic dress, £1,325; matchesfashion.com

LINDA FARROW,

MOSCHINO SS15

OSCAR DE LA RENTA,

Oversized exaggerated cat eye sunglasses, £675; lindafarrow.com

Pleated lamé wide-leg pants, £1,030; net-a-porter.com

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Shine on this summer in gold and silver metallics ISSEY MIYAKE,

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Platinum prism silver tote, £790; isseymiyake.com

SAINT LAURENT,

Metallic leather ankle boots, £710; mytheresa.com

Pink foil leater magnesia skirt, £680; avenue32.com

NICHOLAS KIRKWOOD, Metallic leather studded-heel pumps, £485; brownsfashion.co.uk

MARIA BLACK,

18ct yellow gold wing earring, £300; brownsfashion.co.uk

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Gown, ÂŁ19,560; Ermanno Scervino Earrings, ÂŁ247; Vicki Sarge Ring from a selection at Joubi

Contributing Fashion editor; Charlotte Adsett Photographer; Ruth Morris Model; Sofia Simon at Elite Models Make-up; Michelle Campbell using NARS Hair; Ryo Okada Fashion assistants; Stephanie King and Jasmine Ward Photographer's assistant; Ryan Davies With thanks to Fabric House, 46 Goldhawk Road, London, W12 8DH for providing fabrics as backdrops

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THE NEW FACE Showing she's not the only Delevingne who can strike a pose, Poppy has been signed as the new face of Jo Malone. Otherwise known as the ‘Jo Malone London Girl’, and from seeing the campaign we can see why. jomalone.co.uk

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The best SPF products to keep your skin safe in the sun, pro blo and a new fragrance for him W o r d s R o m y va n d e n B r o e k e

METAMORPHIC TOUCH

Valerina Brookes and her transformative technique Wo r d s S T E P H A N I E K I N G

’ll admit it: I do not believe in alternative medicine. Growing up as the daughter of two doctors, holistic treatments as form of therapy have never come close to rivalling their Western counterparts. Well, in my mind anyway. But with my pro-medication mentality and a heavy prescription of skepticism, off I went to test out Valerina Brookes’ metamorphic technique. Immmediately it was apparent that Brookes, with her two decades’ worth of experience, was a highly trained health professional. Yet were her light, sweeping movements to the spinal reflex points on my hands and de-socked feet going to do anything? (These circular finger motions being the very same developed by Gaston Saint-Pierre in the late 1970s.) Turns out the joke was on me. Because the full-body tingling sensations and ultimately uplifting effects I experienced had me leaving the hour-long session feeling noticeably lighter. My science-inclined self was puzzled: This could not be a placebo, because I did not believe it could work. Still, somehow Brookes’ technique had elicited a fairly strong, positive reaction in me. Brookes advised that “each client is different,” yet the shared aim for their treatment outcome is to encourage “the release of patterns that no longer serve [them].” I wasn't sure to what I should attribute the shift in energy within myself: whether it was simply Brookes' motherly, nuturing touch, or her transformative metamorphic technique. Honestly? I didn't care. Thanks to Brookes the renewed inner calm I had was wonderful. u

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Vilhelm Parfumerie

New on the scent scene, Vilhelm Parfumerie is changing the face of fragrance. Launched by former model Jan Ahlgren and available in a variety of smells – including black citrus – these are considered by some to be the biggest beauty launch of 2015. £145; liberty.co.uk

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Acqua di Parma

This Father's day, treat your dad to the new stylish scent, Colonia Ambra, from Italian fragrance house, Acqua di Parma. It contains notes of ambergris, which gives it an earthy musky tone. 100ml, £150; acquadiparma.com 03 04

SCRUB A DUB & Other Stories

Leading scandi clothing brand & Other Stories started life as a beauty business. Still going strong with regular beauty launches, this new Floral Memento scrub is an affordable way of prepping skin for a tan this summer. £7; stories.com

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INIKA,

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Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue SPF 30, £26; bareminerals.co.uk

ESTÈE LAUDER,

Double Wear Brush-On Glow, £23.50; esteelauder.co.uk

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One Step Iluminate, Illuminating Serum, £24; stila.co.uk

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KIEHL’S,

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POLO IN THE PARK

The polo season is upon us, so our editor tries it for herself gives it a go Wo r d s R o m y va n d e n B r o e k e

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iding a horse is, despite what they say, not like riding a bike. Not taking to the saddle for, let’s say, ten years, does mean you forget some of the key skills of riding, for example: actually getting on a horse. When I was thrown back into the saddle last month, I momentarily forgot how to mount the damn thing and tried to drag myself up, ungracefully and unsuccessfully, head first onto it. I was given the chance to ride but while learning how to play the arduous sport of polo. In preparation for Ham Polo Club and Chesterton’s Polo in the Park event, I was invited to learn how to play the game under the watchful eye of the UK’s leading polo player Malcolm Borwick, who can also count himself a Royal Salute World Polo Ambassador. His unyielding approach to teaching payed off, as he took me from amateur – “I’ll take Romy, she’s never ridden before” (I had) – to Best Player of the day (I have the award to prove it). The day began with a brief history of the game, covering everything from chukkas to champagne, before we took to the field and branded our mallets. We learnt how to hit the ball in all directions with the mini mallet, before jumping on a wooden horse with the full sized stick. It wasn’t long until we were marched over to the layperson’s field and hopped onto the horses. Mine, a cool horse called Castore, was docile and responsive. By the end of the day, I was trotting around, wacking balls into the goal with ease. Learning to play polo isn’t something the club offers throughout the year, rather it’s an annual treat that keen polo watchers, riders or just curious beginners can take to before the clubs big event. What fun. ◆

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GYM SHORTS

GYM KIT Mio Skincare

Ideal for those rushing from the gym to work, Gym Kit includes Clean Slate workout wipes for both the body and face, and a bottle of Workout Wonder, an invigorating muscle relaxing gel. £21; mioskincare.com

RUNNING BARE, Selena short, £35; activeinstyle.co.uk

HELPING HAND We l l A w a r e

Introducing the newest health and wellbeing concierge service, Well Aware. Booking you into the very best exercise classes, spas and healthly restaurants in the city, this is the easist way to stay fit when you’re busy. wellawareuk.com

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CHARLI COHEN, Grey and Yellow shorts, £135; fashercise.com

WELLICIOUS Air shorts, £95; wellicious.com

DRINK AWARE Fruveju

A favourite with A-Listers, such as Miranda Kerr and Ellie Goulding, these organic juices are part of a cleanse that will get you feeling totally refreshed in no time at all. £70 for one day; fruveju.com

CHARLI COHEN, Black Nitro Sports shorts, £135; charli-cohen.com

WE ARE HANDSOME Jungle Fever Active shorts, £76; wearehandsome.com

OH HEY Whey Hey

Health food bloggers, Teddy & Alex, are all about food that’s good for you inside and out. Using Whey Hey ice cream – a protein based dessert – they’ve come up with plenty of naughty but nice recipes. wheyhey.com

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LEXIE SPORT, Diana shorts, £25; lexiesport.co.uk

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BUY STELLA MCCARTNEY X ADIDAS, Run shorts, £65; adidas.co.uk

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HYPOXI Shape up for summer with HYPOXI Chiswick. Using advanced technology, HYPOXI’s vacuum machines reduce fat deposits in problem areas such as stomach, hips, buttocks and thighs, as well as reduce cellulite and rejuvenate skin. Loved by A listers HYPOXI is like no other. Book your free trial together with 10% off full packages exclusively for Absolutely readers. 50 Chiswick High Road, W4; 07787416530; info@hypoxichiswick.co.uk

Metamorphic Touch Metamorphic Touch uses soothing, light circular motions on your hands, feet and head to help you to resolve the negative patterns in your life. Tapping into your physical energy source, Valerina Brookes is able to help you deal with mental or physical illness, emotional problems and attitudes of behaviours that hold you back. With no need to discuss your problems this is a stress-free, unhurried and long-lasting positive treatment. metamorphictouch.co.uk

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WAY TO KEEP

everyone happy this SUMMER

All taking place a convenient distance from Acton, Ealing and Chiswick, a family membership is the easiest way to keep everyone happy this summer without having to travel far. Boasting a brilliant social calendar, The Park Club works hard to ensure that they serve every family member by packing in a dynamic schedule of activities, including the charity boxing event, Strictly charity dance competition and fireworks spectacular. If, however, what you really want is break away from the kids, you can visit the luxurious spa and get pampered in the care quality commission registered MediSpa. Treat yourself to a range of beauty and aesthetic treatments, as well as physiotherapy and specialist massages. Then catch up with family and friends on the terrace overlooking the children’s adventure play areas or watch a quintessentially English game of cricket! Feel fit, have fun, relax and join this club with a totally unique offering. u

PARK LIFE Make sure you and your family make the best of summer at The Park Club in West London

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cater to every age, level and ability; with a spacious fitness club, modern family gym and outdoor sporting facilities for members to enjoy. The luxury open air swimming pool and new outdoor tennis courts are particularly popular in the summer with no advanced booking for private lessons necessary. Get little ones involved in a variety of different activities including ballet, rugby, swimming, tennis, karate, gymnastics and cricket. Junior members also benefit year-round social events and sports coaching.

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> KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL p. 52 CAMPFIRE CUISINE: NEIL RANKIN'S NEW CHISWICK RESTAURANT

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THE BIBLE Fully addicted to the food at the Detox Kitchen, we can now whip their many tasty but healthy recipes up at home following the launch of their new 200 recipe strong cookbook, The Detox Kitchen Bible. ÂŁ25. thedetoxkitchen.co.uk

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W H AT t o d r i n k

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CONFIDENTIAL West London’s latest food news, served with all the trimmings

A Great Match

W o r d s R O M Y VA N D E N B R O E K E

Wine and food pairings for the month of June B y J a n e Pa r k i n s o n

Pasta with broad beans, tomatoes and feta

here is one particular grape variety that works so well with the fresh green flavour of broad beans, the tang of tomatoes and the chalky texture of feta, how can I recommend anything else? It’s Sauvignon Blanc. No matter where it’s grown it holds its identity well, making it a safe bet if you want zingy, freshly-cut herb flavours. Chile is still a very underrated country for this grape, so try this one, which is summer in a bottle. Carmen Wave Series Sauvignon Blanc 2014, £9.99; wMajestic.co.uk  T

Grilled mackerel with new potatoes

f this isn’t the kind of dish to eat out in the garden (now that’s it’s finally warm enough again) then I don’t know what is! Mackerel is so tasty by itself it doesn’t need to be dressed up too much, but as an oily fish, it’s useful to have super-fresh wine to cut through that richness. A wine which is bursting with cranberry freshness would be perfect, like the MIP Rosé 2014, £11.95; leaandsandeman.co.uk  I

Strawberries

he summery flavour of strawberries can be enhanced with many wines and a pink Champagne would be a delicious but decadent choice. If you don’t want to spend too much, there’s another hugely moreish Italian wine called Moscato d’Asti that’s a winner with strawberries and is usually more affordable too. It’s a slightly sweet and fizzy, low in alcohol and tastes of grapes and elderflowers, this one is seriously delicious. Einaudi Moscato d’Asti 2013, £13.50; ocado.com  T

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Sweet Treats Lena Rose Bakery

Fancy something extra naughty? Look no further. These cuptails from Lena Rose may look innocent enough, but they're more lethal than you might think. Each comes with alcoholic pipettes to inject within. We love the raspberry mojito. lenarosebakery.com

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FOOD & DRINK / NOTES JUNE cocktail

Created by the duppy share

Jamaican Punch

BEST BREW Cru Kafe

Become a barista at home with Cru Kafe's nespresso compatible coffee pods. They source their coffee from San Cristobal, in the Galápagos archipelago, with only 5,000 bags allowed for worldwide distribution. crukafe.co.uk

editor’s

PICK

SAUCE AND SALSA Cool Chile Co.

The new Mexican Chorizo kit from Cool Chile Company, contains the finest spices, chorizo and detailed recipe cards to help you whip up authentic dishes at home. £2.50; coolchile.co.uk

INGREDIENTS

The Duppy Share 200ml • Pineapple juice 120ml • Orange juice 80ml • Coconut water 80ml • Freshly squeezed lime juice 60ml Grenadine 40ml • Angostura Bitters 12 dashes • Optional extra: Wray & Nephew Fresh fruit for garnish ◆ METHOD

Pour into sharing bowl and stir. Add a dash of Wray & Nephew for extra oomph. Serve over ice. Garnish with fresh fruit.

WINE

C'EST CIDRE L ’A t y p i q u e

of the month

New from natural, biodynamic and craft wine producers, L'Atypique, are these delicious limited press cidres. Choose from reserve cidre and cidre rose or craft pear and regular cidre. latypiquewines.com

W o r d s R O M Y VA N D E N B R O E K E

wine made to be sipped al fresco, this Californian 2012 Freemark Abbey chardonnay is full of fresh citrus and stone fruit notes such as lemon, lime, green apple and peach. The depth of this wine is phenomenal and its age has helped form an intriguing long finish. Drink it chilled, and why not sip it alongside a rich summer salad, a plate of roasted late summer vegetables or a meaty fish like salmon, monkfish or turbot.  A

THE SPICE OF LIFE Green Saffron

For the perfect curry at home try one of Arun Kapil's spice packs. Opt for the beginners' kit which includes Arun's cookbook, Fresh Spice, and a Moulinex AR 1044 electric grinder. £65; greensaffron.com

£23; armitwines.co.uk

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N O PE N O W IS RD EN A G

Linnea Open all day from 10am-10pm Tuesday to Saturday Available for private hire any day of the week including Sundays. We will be happy to cater for your party whatever the occasion. For any enquires you can email us on info@linneakew.co.uk

To reserve a table simply call us on 020 8940 5696 or go online at www.linneakew.co.uk Like us on Facebook for our latest updates or follow us on twitter @Linneakew... Hope to see you soon!

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FOOD & DRINK / RESTAURANT REVIEW and goat tacos. The oyster was still soft, but the batter could have been a tad thinner. Overall, the flavours were good, particularly the addition of smoked bone marrow, which brought an earthiness to an otherwise quite saline dish. The Somerset goat tacos were served with a generous squeeze of lime and were moorish. We decided to really test the skills of Smokehouse and ordered a vegetarian dish. The burnt leeks came topped with raw Portobello mushrooms and a fried egg, and was finished with a sprinkling of truffle and parmesan. Overall it was tasty, but the promise of burnt leeks,

The ‘BURNT LEEKS’ came out GREEN. Those badboys should have been BLACK

Campfire Cuisine From North to West, Neil Rankin has introduced fine barbecue fare to Chiswick & the locals love it

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his is the second Smokehouse from Neil Rankin – the first opened in Islington in 2013 when man-food was having a real moment and every new restaurant was chop this, meat that. We went, quite literally, meat mad. But while this madness has subsided – a little – Rankin decided to open another restaurant, and that’s because Smokehouse is different. The restaurant, to begin with, is not quite what it says on the tin. It’s not a dark room where cleaved hunks of charred meat dangle. Nor is it a back to basics, meat-mad restaurant for the ‘boys’. Yes, there is a focus on quality meat, but there is something much more refined about the dishes than many of its

competitor restaurants. It must be down to his many years working as a fine dining chef at establishments such as The Latymer at Pennyhill Park, Rhodes 24 and Chez Bruce. He also earned accolades at Barbecoa, which is where his love for barbecued food began, before going on to pursue this interest as head chef at Pitt Cue in Soho – one of the best barbecue restaurants in London. He has clearly found his niche: well-considered seasonal British fare, with a barbecued but delicate finish, which only highlights his skills at combining traditional cooking and modern aesthetics. My dining companion and I tucked into some food. We started our feast with the deep fried rock oyster served on beef dripping toast with smoked bone marrow

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only to receive green ones, was nothing short of a disappointment. If Faye Maschler was right about Smokehouse being the place to “show us why man discovered fire” then really those badboys should have been black. You win some, you lose some. Mains up next; we shared the shortrib bourguignon and “The Sphere” – a dish of smoked ham hock, pigs cheeks and squid romesco – both were absolutely divine. The shortrib was rich, succulent and came served with creamy mash, while “The Sphere” was full of flavour and texture. To finish, we shared smoked rhubarb with cream cheese and almond praline, something that on paper could be construed as my idea of hell, but instead was a perfectly balanced spring time dessert. Rankin, I may have said it before about other restaurants, but now I actually mean it: this is the kind of local that would make me consider moving. Bravo. u

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> HORSERIDING IN NEVADA: A NOVEL WAY TO DISCOVER THE DESERT

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BACK IN THE SADDLE Georgie Lane-Godfrey tries her hand at taming some of Nevada’s wild and beautiful mustangs whilst spending her nights in the comfort of a decked-out teepee in the middle of the stunning desert.

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THIS PLACE is far more THAN JUST YOUR average dude RANCH brand of magic. Yet the resort has faced opposition, with local cattle ranchers contesting the benefits of Picken’s altruism. Seen as an agricultural pest, they argue that the horses threaten their livelihoods and without a natural predator, numbers will become unsustainable. Sabotage attempts have

been made, from wire fences cut to allow unsolicited trespassing on neighbouring lands, to stallions being planted in castrated herds to breech breeding regulations. Local men who work here have even been disowned by their families, such is the intensity of emotion that the ranch provokes. Despite this, Mustang Monument has proved a huge success, and it’s easy to see why. This place is far more than just your average dude ranch – accommodation here takes the form of either luxurious, handpainted teepees or decadently designed cottages. Illustrating the true meaning of glamping, teepees come kitted out in Navajo rugs, huge beds and bundles of cosy faux-fur throws. Pick the teepee painted with running horses and you’ll get to watch the mustangs in flight once again as the sun goes down and the crickets begin to sing. Meanwhile, for those who prefer their creature comforts, the sumptuous safari cottages are decked out in Ralph Lauren interiors and beautiful bathrooms with a tub big enough for two. Days are spent in the saddle, out on horse safaris in search of the herd or hacking over Spruce Mountain to picnic up on the hilltops overlooking the Goshute

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TRAVEL / WANDERLUST IT’S eerily quiet as YOU RIDE, WITH nothing BUT THE UNTAMED wilderness AROUND YOU Valley. These rides along take you along the dirt tracks of the desert scrubland, past deserted pioneer villages and into the shadows of the pinyon pines as the smell of wild sage floats on the breeze. It’s eerily quiet as you ride, with nothing but the untamed wilderness around you. Atop the mountain, views across the valley stretch as far as the eye can see into the piercing blue horizon – there’s not another living soul in sight. Apart from the Mustang Monument team of course, who cruise up in 4x4s to spread out the blankets, plump up the pillows and prepare an alfresco feast for lunch. Here, luxury is never far away. But you don’t have to be an equestrian enthusiast to enjoy all that Mustang Monument has to offer. Resident cowboy Clay Nannini is on hand to teach you how to lasso and take you out on the old, open wagon before breakfast to feed the herd. Rattling down the track behind the two giant draft horses, Pat and Duke, these trips make you feel like you’re starring in an episode of Little House on the Prairie. It’s worth the early start though – lured in by the food, the mustangs come tantalizingly close, allowing you to get as near as humanely possible to these wild animals. It’s easy to waste hours watching them. But for those looking for some more high-octane activities, there’s also rock-

climbing, shooting and off-road buggy rides on offer. You can fire anything from small pistols to large assault rifles on the ranch’s range, where the targets take the shape of various villains – zombies and bandits who each squirt fake blood when you make a hit. Ex-SEAL Monty Heath runs the adrenaline-fuelled rides in the Maverick, an off-road buggy complete with roll cage. Even with seatbelts and crash helmets, it’s still a hair-raising ride as you whizz around the dirt tracks at 70mph, dust flying in your trail as you narrowly avoid rolling. After a long day out on the plains, things taker a slower pace back on the ranch where guests return to a homecooked meal served communal style in one of the dedicated dining teepees. Food is wholesome and hearty – think pumpkin

soups, roast chicken, corn on the cob and cherry crumble to finish. After dinner, roll on over to the saloon bar, take a seat on one of the saddle-turned-stools and enjoy the country tunes crooning over the stereo as the bourbon flows. As the night rolls on and your teepee beckons, take a moment to reflect in one of the wooden armchairs under the twinkling night sky. Out of the silence of the cool desert air comes a distant rumbling rolls as the hooves once again begin to pound across the plain. It’ll be while yet before the mustangs stop running. u Steppes Travel (steppestravel.co.uk / 0843 778 9926) offers a seven day itinerary with four nights at Mustang Monument in Nevada (mustangmonument.com) and three nights at the Sundance Resort in Utah from £2,725 per person based on two people sharing, including economy flights to Salt Lake City, car hire, full board accommodation and all activities at Mustang Monument, and room only accommodation at Sundance.

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POWER PLANT Bringing the great outdoors inside, Cole & Son’s new ‘Folie’ collection is booming and blooming with vibrant designs inspired by 18th and 19th century French gardens. Intricate tableaus take you on a leisurely stroll through statues, follies, menageries and architecture found within these grand landscapes. The result is total bliss. cole-and-sons.com

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10 of the best

leafy looks ATT PYTA

Bathing under the stars, bringing the outdoors inside and Kit Kemp

Brass Pot, £30; attpynta.com

Wo r d s J e s s i c a k l i n g e l f u s s

HOUSE OF HACKNEY

PALMERAL Globe-Trotter 30” Wheeled Suitcase, £1,295; houseofhackney.com

ATKIN & THYME

Leaf Cushion in Emerald Green £29; atkinandthyme.co.uk

THE FARTHING

Fauz Aloe Plant Potted, £280;thefarthing.co.uk

HEALS

TOG Indoors Outdoors SS15; heals.co.uk

Summer Soak Bathing under the Sky

Being at one with nature comes easily with handcrafted luxury wood-fired hot tubs and barrel saunas. Take time out to rejuvenate and enjoy a digital detox with friends in these fine outdoor oases, which are heated manually using traditional, stainless steel wood-burning stoves. bathingunderthesky.com

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HOMES & INTERIORS / NOTES AMARA

SS15 Botanicals; amara.com

SUNNY SIDE UP Fo r n a s e t t i

Is it a candle? Is it an ornament? You don’t have to decide with the stunningly designed Sol di Capri candle from Fornasetti. With notes of bergamot, mandarin and cumin, it’s guaranteed to bring the summer sunshine inside. £99; net-a-porter.com

TAKE A SEAT Anthropologie

Spotted in Manhattan's Crosby Street Hotel, designer Kit Kemp has been snapped up by Anthropologie to curate curate a collection of furniture and decor. We’re in love with her Folkthread Piped Armchair. £898; anthropologie.eu

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CP3d Green Pendant light, £360; cplighting.com

Tea Leaves Candle, £80; harrods.com

PAGE TURNER Abigail Ahern

‘Banish beige. Boost colour. Transform your home.’ Abigail Ahern’s new book gives homeowners the tools to inject a little vitality into their decor without breaking the bank. £16; quadrille.co.uk

CONRAN SHOP

Medium Cactus Vase, £36; conranshop.co.uk

PLUMP IT UP Kvadrat/Raf Simons

Following the successful launch of the first Kvadrat/ Raf Simons collection in 2014, Kvadrat has now explanded the collection with three new textile designs and an allied range of cushions and throws. kvadrat.dk

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URBAN BOTANIST

Gem Terrarium, £54.95–£64.95; theurbanbotanist.co.uk

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KOLLETIV PLUS ZWEI

‘The Importance of The Obvious’, ‘Bonbon’ series, from £1,440; kollektivpluszwei.com

TROELS FLENSTED

small tall tables, £599; troelsflensted.com

CHEN CHEN AND KAI WILLIAMS

‘Resin Bench’, £2800; chen-williams.com

‘Faceture’ vase/ candleholder, £55; designmuseumshop.com

INGE CLEMENTE

PHIL CUTTANCE

WONMIN PARK Haze Chair, POA; wonminpark.com

ALCAROL

‘Dolomyth’, £3,700; mintshop.co.uk

WIKTORIA SZAWIEL ‘Series 2’ side table, £1290; wiktoriaszawiel.com

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GALLERY FUMI

‘Trapped Sphere Oil’, by Faye Toogood, £28,800 (ex VAT); galleryfumi.com

SUSPACIOUS

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ESTABLISHED & SONS

‘Iro’ sideboard by Jo Nagasaka, POA; establishedandsons.com

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few months ago, John Cridland, the Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) Director General, criticised the quality of science teaching in our primary schools: “Science education in primary schools is being squeezed out, with over half of teachers believing it has become less of a priority with too many schools struggling to teach the recommended two hours every week.” His remarks followed research carried out by Brunel University and the CBI, which also found a third of teachers lack confidence when teaching the subject. “How can we expect to inspire future generations of scientists and engineers if we don’t deliver high-quality and inspiring science lessons at primary school age?” asks Cridland. A new education company, Richer Education, has set up a Science Saturday School to tackle the problem. Conducted in partnership with Imperial College, London, the classes “aim to inspire and motivate children aged 5-11”, says cofounder Rafael Hernandez. “We want to get them while they are young,” he explains. “Science education in secondary schools is not engaging students, so we want to get students to really love it at primary so that they go on to study it successfully.” Hernandez, 42, a maths teacher originally from Venezuela, teamed up with Sian Chalkly, a science specialist and fellow teacher at a Woolwich secondary school, with the idea of providing inspiring, hands-on science lessons for children. “The emphasis in the classes is on practicals,” says Hernandez. “We want children to explore science with their own hands; they must touch and see at the same time as understanding the science behind it.” It is this practical element of science education that Hernandez says has fallen victim to the relentless target-driven culture of schools. State primaries generally have one teacher for everything and simply don’t have the time to cover the whole curriculum

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as it is. A 2013 Ofsted investigation found that science lessons were not good enough in more than a quarter of schools and only one-in-20 teachers in primary schools holds a science degree. Secondary schools have the facilities and the specialist teachers but ‘teaching to the test’ rarely allows for the time for practical experiments or a deeper understanding of the topics. “It’s all about targets,” says Hernandez. “When there is a topic that might require greater in-depth explanation teachers just skip the subject altogether. “Things aren’t necessarily much better in the private sector. Prep schools often have the specialist teachers but rarely allow the time for practicals. For two hours every Saturday morning the children have access to Imperial College’s labs and facilities, where PhDladen scientists such as Sian Chalkly teach sessions linked to the Key Stage 2 curriculum, centred on a theme or topic that cover all three sciences and each session is based around a practical experiment. Future plans include further partnerships with universities across London. Ultimately, says Hernandez, “we are not reinventing the wheel or changing the world, we just want to get students to love science.”  For more information or to book a class,visit richereducation.co.uk/saturday-school

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he new homes market in west London and indeed the Capital has become very exciting over the last few years. The end of the global recession has heralded some landmark schemes in emerging areas, and demand from both local and international buyers ensures that developers continue to press ahead with innovative new schemes. Having enjoyed a career in the property industry for over 30 years, I’ve been able to see how the local market has changed over time. In 2009, I took over the role of New Homes Director, and recognising the value that a land consultant could add to our developer clients, I rebranded the division as Land and New Homes. We based ourselves in Hammersmith, an interesting part of West London with huge scope for both small and large scale schemes. Our new homes offering has grown incredibly quickly and

we now cover many parts of the Capital. In 2013 and on the back of high activity levels, we opened a second Land and New Homes’ branch to specifically work with clients in South East London and North Kent. There are wonderful locations across London which hold a strong demand from buyers and as such are now benefitting from the addition of regeneration

THE END OF THE GLOBAL RECESSION HAS HERALDED SOME LANDMARK SCHEMES IN EMERGING AREAS through new developments. In West London the arrival of Crossrail in the next few years is likely to see demand increase and subsequently higher property values. Improved transport links to central London stations as well as Canary Wharf and Stratford stations, will see this area become even more desirable among young professionals and investor

landlords. Popular schemes in the area include Lansdowne Lodge in Ealing, which has been expertly designed to reflect the features of the adjacent houses and has flats available from £475,000. Another project worth mentioning is the new Town Square in the heart of the Dickens Yard development which will host markets and cultural events bringing a bustling new energy to Ealing town centre. Shepherd’s Bush, and the surrounding area, has also seen the face of the locality change through new homes construction, and not just for first time buyers. Gayford Villas off Askew Road is a new development of family townhouses with prices from £1,325,000 and again, interest for the family homes is high. I believe that working more closely with developers from the very outset of their development project through to selling the new homes integrates us into the various local communities as a key part of the process. Indeed, this community focused approach is a key hallmark of the KFH brand. u

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Beyond your expectations www.hamptons.co.uk

Highview Road, Ealing, W13 A beautifully presented four bedroom period family home. Highview Road is located in a pleasant residential area of West Ealing and is approximately 0.3 miles to Drayton Green Station. Two reception rooms, modern kitchen, four bedrooms and family bathroom. EPC: D

£879,950 • Freehold Terraced House • 4 Bedrooms • 2 Reception Rooms • Patio • Garden

Hamptons Ealing Sales. 020 8454 7605 | Lettings. 020 8567 9647

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Foster Road, Chiswick, W4 A substantial six bedroom Edwardian family home on one of Chiswick's premier tree lined streets. The property offers an excellent balance of living and upper floor bedroom and bathroom space. The house comes to the market with slight development potential. EPC: E

£2,325,000 Freehold • Semi Detached House • 6 Bedrooms • 3 Reception Rooms • Garden • 2473 Approx Sq Ft

Hamptons Chiswick Sales. 020 8454 7601 | Lettings. 020 8454 7603

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75 Goldhawk Road, Shepherd's Bush, London W12 8EH

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www.kerrandco.com Pennard Mansions Goldhawk Road, W12

£599,950

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A two bedroom garden flat set to the rear of this impressive Mansion block. The flat offers a highly stylish finish and provides a reception room opening on to the spacious kitchen/dining room, a private rear patio garden, two bedrooms, a modern bathroom and excellent storage.

Oaklands Grove, W12 £645,000 Share of FH A beautifully presented two double bedroom Edwardian purpose built maisonette set back from the road providing light and spacious accommodation throughout. The property has been extended to the side return thereby creating a larger than average living space which opens on to a private rear garden.

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Unique house set in its own grounds

Ellerslie Road, London, W12 ÂŁ1,100,000

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An opportunity to acquire a unique detached, two bedroom house

private courtyard. Set behind electric gates the landscaped gardens

set in its own grounds. This modern and stylish property is specified

also benefit from an open southerly aspect. Large entrance hall, fully

to the highest standard including modern data cabling throughout.

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suite, double bedroom, second reception room/cinema room, well

spacious rooms, a private garden, secure off street parking and a

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75 Goldhawk Road, Shepherd's Bush, London W12 8EH

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www.kerrandco.com Pennard Road, W12 £1,750,000 FH This magnificent Dutch Gable five double bedroom, three bathroom family house offers a blend of Victorian charm coupled with modern comforts. Offering in excess of 2,100 sq ft of accommodation, the house retains many of its period features and oozes charm throughout, with cornicing, fireplaces and wooden floors.

Coningham Road, W12 £665,000 Share of FH A fantastic two bedroom split level flat occupying the top two floors of this impressive Victorian building providing in excess of 920 square feet. The property offers spacious and naturally light accommodation and is centrally located for ease of access to the broad spectrum of facilities Shepherd’s Bush offers.

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THE ESTAS AWARDS

In the London South region there was a surprise gold for first time entrant Patrick Henry based in Clapham. Henry who only started the agency just over a year ago said, “In an industry that is moving further into the online sphere, it is critical that traditional estate agents focus on the service they deliver for their clients. The best form of advertising for us is word of mouth.” Chamberland Residential took the gold for Best Letting Agent in London South as rated by landlords. “The ESTAS are the pinnacle of awards in an industry for those who

Phil Spencer announces top London agents at the ESTAS

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ondon agents took centre stage at The ESTAS this April. The awards, which were once again hosted by TV Property Expert Phil Spencer, were presented at a lavish lunch and awards ceremony at the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane and were attended by 800 of the UK’s top property professionals. The awards, celebrating their 12th year, determine the best estate and letting agents in the UK through research carried out amongst customers who are asked a series of questions about the service they have received from their agent. Customers completed over 25,000 surveys during the competition. Spencer, who has hosted the ESTAS every year since their inception in 2003 said, “An agent’s role is to guide people through one of the most stressful times in their lives and that’s not an easy job. The ESTAS

help agencies to focus on customer service levels and that’s why firms keep coming back year after year.” The Edmonton branch of Kings Group won gold for the Best Estate Agent category in the London North region and five other Kings branches were shortlisted across the South East. Karl Knipe Director at Kings Group said, “The ESTAs is the premier property industry litmus test for customer satisfaction.” In the Best Letting Agent category, Thorgills Chiswick won the gold for landlord feedback. Ben Madden, MD at Thorgills said, “Having won two ESTAS in 2014, we entered again this year to help ensure our exceptional service standards were being maintained. Given that the awards are based on client votes, the opportunity to independently review the quality of our work is extremely beneficial. Thankfully the hard work everyone puts in, once again paid off!“

CUSTOMERS COMPLETED OVER 25,000 SURVEYS DURING THE COMPETITION

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truly care about the work they do and the customer service they give” said Nicole Chamberland who owns the agency. “Being rated by your very own clients is the only way to truly know how well you’re doing. This is our second gold and our fourth award since we started trading in 2011. You also get to see your clients’ comments on your performance over the year, which literally brings tears to my eyes each time I read them... it makes all the stress, sweat and tears completely worth it in the end!” Simon Brown who owns The ESTAS said “The ESTAS are special because shortlisted and winning firms are selected purely on the service they deliver to their clients. Just taking part shows an agent’s commitment to their customers and to be shortlisted is a great achievement in itself. The ESTAS competition for 2016 is already underway and agents, mortgage brokers and conveyancers can register via thestas.com.

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WOODSTOCK ROAD, W4

ÂŁ1,750,000

An immaculately presented three bedroom period house ideally located in this prestigious tree lined residential road in the heart of the Bedford Park Area close to all amenities | Three bedrooms | Luxury bathroom | Large loft | 25' Through reception room | 17' Bespoke kitchen/breakfast room | Dining room | Cloakroom | Private west facing landscaped garden with rear access | Host of original features | Extensive built in storage | Close proximity to Turnham Green Tube Station and the excellent array of boutique shops, bars and restaurants on and around Chiswick High Road.

ACTON LANE, W4

ÂŁ950,000

An immaculately presented two double bed duplex period apartment with magnificent 100' private west facing landscaped garden | Ideally situated opposite the green offering close proximity to Chiswick High Road | The tube and all associated facilities | Two double bedrooms | Ensuite and separate luxury bathroom | 18' Reception room | 15' Conservatory | Fully integrated kitchen | Large entrance hall | Extensive built in storage | Share in the freehold | Private 100' West facing garden.

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GLEBE STREET, W4

ÂŁ1,150,000

A charming two bedroom mid terraced period cottage retaining a host of original features with private garden and ideally located in the sought after 'Glebe Estate' | Two double bedrooms | Third bed/study | Large loft | Bathroom | 25' Through reception room | 20' Kitchen/Breakfast room | Private 25' South facing garden | Ideally situated in this quiet residential street just south of Chiswick High Road and close to all amenities | No chain.

RAMILLIES ROAD, W4

ÂŁ1,499,950

A beautifully presented, light and spacious family home ideally located in this sought after road on the Bedford Park borders | Four bedrooms | Ensuite shower room | Family bathroom | 31' Reception room | Kitchen/Breakfast room | 33' Garden | Cloakroom | The house is within easy walking distance of Chiswick High Road's shops, cafes and restaurants | Transport links include Turnham Green Station and the A4/M4 for routes in and out of London.

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MODERNISM The uncompromising style that’s still controversial Wo r d s NIGEL LEWIS

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odernism has a relatively short history in the UK but it’s been a contentious one. Disliked by a public who have struggled to embrace its tenets and reviled by Prince Charles, the style has remained a niche interest for most homebuilders and buyers. Consequently, Modernist homes are hard to spot in London. This would sadden Modernism’s original and founding architects. Mies Van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Erno Goldfinger and Frank Lloyd Wright all tried to introduce a new way of thinking about architecture and, although they created very different designs, embraced a common set of ideas. These included that form that should follow a building’s function; simplicity; honesty about the material used (i.e. no cladding); walls at 90-degree angles and the use of materials originally destined for industrial, rather than architectural, purposes – such as plate glass. What few realise is that Modernism or ‘the Modern movement’ is really a US import via Germany. Architects such as Mies van der Rohe, who honed their skills in Germany’s Bauhaus school between the wars, fled fascism and emigrated to the US. Then, along with US home grown

THE MODERNISTS TRIED TO CREATE A NEW WAY OF THINKING ABOUT ARCHITECTURE talent such as Frank Lloyd Wright, they began designing the white, angular properties we have come to know. But it took another 15 or more years for the style to land in the UK. So where did Modernism spring from? Its roots came both from a desire to find a ‘new architecture’ after the two world wars, the availability of both new materials and building techniques and also from the heavy influence of Art Deco. Modernism went on to have a huge impact on our perception of what a house can be used for including open plan living. But planners are still suspicious of Modernism and in many of London’s conservation areas it’s impossible to get the green light to build a house in this style. Attitudes are changing, albeit glacially, and the occasional highviz project gets the go ahead, a good example being the Shadow House on St Paul’s Crescent behind Kings Cross, built in 2011. More famous but older Modernist houses include Erno

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Goldfinger’s home at No.2 Willow Road in Hampstead. But perhaps the best known in London is the Grade I listed Isokon Building on Lawn Road, also in Hampstead, built and designed for furniture designer Jack Pritchard during the 1930s. While the Isokon is the most admired, Erno Goldfinger was the best known architect in the UK, partly because Bond creator Ian Fleming had a spat with him during the early 1960s and pinched his surname to give to one of his book (and later film) villains. As well as designing several private houses, shops and schools in London Goldfinger – who was a Hungarian émigré – designed a clutch of tower blocks including most famously Trellick Tower in North Kensington. This brutalist edifice, which features 31 storeys and some 217 flats, was originally built to house council tenants but a growing number of properties within it are now in private hands; a three bedroom apartment within it recently sold for nearly £700,000. Trellick Tower is an example of the controversy Modernism can stir up. Hated by many of the locals, it was given Grade II* status in 1998 and has been home to (and written about) by many musicians including Blur and The Clash. Perhaps finally Modernism is having its day. u

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beautifully presented five double bedroom, three bathroom family house. The property offers in excess of 2,100 sq ft of accommodation laid out over three floors of this stunning Victorian Dutch Gable house. The house has retained a lot of its period features and exudes charm throughout, with cornicing, fireplaces and wooden floors. Pennard Road is a popular residential street with easy access to the transport and shopping facilities at Shepherd’s Bush Green and the Westfield shopping centre. u  Kerr & Co. 020 8743 1166; kerrandco.com

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truly stunning and recently renovated four double bedroom, four storey Georgian style villa located in the heart of beautiful Petersham. Boasting 2100 sq ft of internal space, this superb family home has been totally refurbished to an exceptionally high standard and thoughtfully redesigned to offer the perfect blend of modern living and period architecture. Outside there is a neatly designed front garden and the landscaped

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CAITHNESS ROAD W14

£2,525,000

bright and beautifully proportioned Victorian family home, full of character and flooded with natural light. The house is extremely well balanced and can be accessed at the raised and lower ground floors. The kitchen and dining room are located on the raised ground floor while a large living and

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entertaining room occupies the natural lower ground floor. Five double bedrooms, four bathrooms and the utility room complete the upper floors. The property boasts high ceilings, large windows and extensive storage throughout. This is a beautiful

yet functional family home, which is further enhanced by a generous and secluded rear garden. Caithness Road is a prime Brook Green street running north off the green. u  Bective Brook Green 020 7603 5181; bective.co.uk

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HOUSE HUNTING

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MOST SATISFYING TRANSACTION I’VE HAD:

I NEVER THOUGHT I’D SEE:

Riverside Lodge – a newly built house finished to exacting standards, in a covetable location on the Thames – was on with several agents for over two years. It ended in a good result for both the client and our buyer, who is now enjoying their new home on Chiswick Mall.

Guinea Pigs used for lawn management on a roof terrace… Apparently they are like sheep but smaller (and more convenient for urban lawns) and they keep the grass nice and trim.

MOST INTERESTING PROPERTY I’VE BEEN INVOLVED WITH:

British Grove Artist Studio is a fabulous space tucked away through a magical archway. I sold the property to the current owners and if I won the lottery, I would love to purchase it myself.

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THORGILLS WIN GOLD AT THE ESTAS t was another fantastic day at this year’s ESTA’s, with Thorgills awarded Gold in the London (North) category, for the second year running. On top of our Chiswick branch

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FINEST PROPERTY SHOWCASE:

We have a house for sale on Emlyn Road, W12 (£1,799,950) that would make a great family house because of the large family areas on the ground floor and the 100ft garden, which makes you feel like you’re out of London. Emlyn Road is located a short walk from Stamford Brook underground station and amenities of Chiswick High Road. 

winning individual Gold, our Isleworth branch was awarded the Silver award in the South East (Herts & Middlesex) category, and Thorgills as a company were awarded Silver in the national category, so it was a great day all round. I have been at Thorgills now for seven years and in that time I have seen us grow from one branch to what will be five this summer.

The reason we have grown so quickly is our emphasis on excellent customer service. The lettings market is extremely competitive so we need to do our utmost to ensure we stand out from the crowd. 

 Daniel Madden Branch Manager at Thorgills, Chiswick,020 8994 9886; thorgills.com

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s the first Crossrail line speeds ever closer to completion, the areas surrounding the new stations have already seen development and regeneration throughout West London. In Ealing, this is very much the case, with the upcoming remodelling of the station and the exciting new cinema and film quarter. The improving infrastructure will increase

demand for new homes and the viability of further development, along with an expanding retail market. Transport times for those who currently call Ealing home will improve considerably and soon central London will be mere minutes away. This is likely to introduce a whole new audience who may not have previously considered the area. Ealing currently ticks every other box for young professional families, with great schools and more public open space

DECREASED TRANSPORT TIMES WILL INTRODUCE A WHOLE NEW AUDIENCE WHO MAY NOT HAVE PREVIOUSLY CONSIDERED EALING

than any other borough in London. Crossrail will provide the missing link, enabling commuters to reach Central London at speed; into Bond Street in a mere 11 minutes, and Canary Wharf in just 25 minutes with no changes. In the other direction, Central Heathrow is only 15 minutes away. Few other areas can boast such connectivity both into and out of London, whilst offering excellent value when purchasing a property. A prime example of South Ealing’s development is Abelard Place, W5: £1.1m (pictured). This striking new development comprising three newly built four bedroom houses and two luxurious flats is located in South Ealing. 

FREE TENNIS COACHING FROM THE GUNNERSBURY TRIANGLE ocal sports and social club, Gunnersbury Triangle, will be participating in the Great British Tennis Weekend on 16 & 17 May by offering a schedule of free

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CATERPILLAR Edible Askew Road Inspired by the work of Eric Carle Saturday 16 May 11am-3pm

junior and adult coaching, as well as free play on both days. The Club is combining this offering with their usual annual Open Day. Visitors on Saturday 16th May can enjoy free play in a range of other activities from table tennis and snooker to bowls and croquet. The Club bar will be open from 12 on both days. At 5pm there will be a barbeque, followed by some great live music at 8.30pm provided by local band the All Night Workers (tickets for the music will be £10 on the door or can be purchased from the bar in advance). This year’s event is kindly sponsored by Winkworth, Ealing. 

ocal environmental charity, Hammersmith Community Gardens Association (HCGA) invites shops, cafés, restaurants, pubs, schools and businesses in the Askew Road to take part in the 3rd Annual Edible Askew Road event, which is part of the London-wide Chelsea Fringe. This year the plan is to create a river of fruit trees along the Askew Road – underplanted with flowers and herbs to encourage our native pollinators – bees and butterflies. The event will bring the local community together and green up the street with the theme this year to be based on Eric Carle’s popular children’s book, The Hungry Caterpillar. HCGA have teamed up with Askew Business Network to coordinate the event that will feature events in the lead up to and on the day at Askew Library, activities on Starch Green and a treasure trail along the Askew Road. This event is part of the Londonwide Chelsea Fringe, a festival of flowers, gardens and gardening held across London over three weeks to coincide with the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. 

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PROPERTY / LONDON’S MOST POPULAR four double bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom, along with two terraces, one of which can be used for parking. However, there are still nods to the past; in the wooden-panelled conservatory room, a cupboard retains the ornate Edwardian coat hooks that were used by the painters, while black-and-white photographs of the artists who recorded there hang on the white corridor walls - which Marsh and Parsons says could be included in the price. “Everything is open to negotiation and the apartment’s illustrious recent history is certainly beautifully documented by the photos – it would be a shame to see the collection and the property separated,” says Keith Gorny, Prime Sales Director at Marsh & Parsons’ Kensington branch.

STUDIO HOUSE The home with an incredible track record

THE SEX PISTOLS’ DOG MESSED ON THE CARPET AND THEY SPILT WINE OVER A MIXING DESK

Four bedroom maisonette, Lansdowne House, W11

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his property has so many stories to tell that you’d never be short of dinner party topics – in fact, the kitchen/ diner was once the main recording room in a studio where Shirley Bassey, Queen, Bryan Ferry and John Lennon all laid down tracks. Such popularity has also brought attention from buyers; it’s currently one of the most popular properties on website OnTheMarket.com in London, which may be because any music fan is likely to have an interest in the address. More than 300 silver, gold and platinum discs were produced at Lansdowne Studios between the late 1950s and the early Noughties, and its musical past involved some pretty colourful visitors. After an

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discovering even more about its history. Built in 1904 as a place where struggling painters could work, Lansdowne House previously housed a studio space as well as a smoking room and even a thermal bath. The property was completely updated, two big skylights were installed and there are now

all-night session, the Sex Pistols had sprayed shaving foam all over the studio window, their dog had messed on the carpet and they’d spilt wine over a mixing desk, according to the studio’s engineer. When it closed in 2006, the current owner completely renovated the space,

The maisonette, in Holland Park, London, has undergone such a successful and stylish transformation that it was featured in magazines and on TV shows, including Grand Designs. “While every property we deal with in Prime Central London has qualities that set it apart to a greater or lesser degree, this really is an exceptional space,” says Keith. Even though it’s priced at £7.5 million, the property isn’t at the top of the market in Notting Hill and Holland Park - a market that Keith says has quietened down a little locally. “Activity is thinner than over the corresponding period last year but this is to be expected during an election year,” he says. “Transactions continue and values are holding up. A notable Marsh & Parsons sale over the last month has included some record breaking prices, not least a Notting Hill house at £24 million that’s set a new precedent!” u

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CROMWELL AVENUE, HAMMERSMITH, W6 ÂŁ345 PER WEEK

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WAVENDON AVENUE, W4 A wonderful, semi-detached Victorian family house convenient for Turnham Green Underground station and Chiswick High Road with its excellent array of shops, bars and restaurants. Approx. 2,427 sq ft. Energy Rating: E. 5 bedrooms, bathroom, en suite shower room, 2 reception rooms, kitchen/dining room, conservatory, cloakroom, garden, garage. Freehold Excess ÂŁ1,999,950

CHISWICK 020 3151 6225 chiswick@johndwood.co.uk

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MARLBOROUGH CRESCENT, W4 A beautifully presented Grade II Listed semi-detached family house convenient for Turnham Green convenient for Turnham Green Underground Station and Chiswick High Road with its excellent array of shops, bars and restaurants. Approx. 1,887 sq ft. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), en suite shower room, double reception room, dining room, conservatory, utility room, cloakroom, garden. Freehold Guide Price ÂŁ2,300,000

CHISWICK 020 3151 6225 chiswick@johndwood.co.uk

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SOUTHFIELD ROAD, CHISWICK An immaculate, meticulously refurbished four bedroom semi detached family home located in close proximity to Bedford Park with a landscaped garden, off street parking and studio. EPC = E.

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COMPTON CRESCENT, CHISWICK An immaculate fully extended four bedroom family home in Grove Park. Well configured, tastefully decorated and an abundance of living space with plenty of natural daylight. EPC = E.

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ST. MARY’S GROVE, CHISWICK An exceptional detached doublefronted house with stunning interiors and décor situated on a substantial corner plot of St. Mary’s Grove in the heart of popular, family orientated Grove Park. EPC = E.

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PARK ROAD, CHISWICK A unique and substantial three bedroom family home situated on one of Grove Park’s premium roads with a fabulous 100 ft. (approx.) garden and the stunning Chiswick House grounds close by. EPC = D.

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£1,690

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n absolutely charming two bedroom garden A flat finished to a wonderful standard throughout. Hammersmith boasts great transport links and is located a convenient 30-minute journey from Heathrow. French families relocating to London often choose a flat for rent in Hammersmith to enjoy the benefits of the great local schools and the friendly village atmosphere. Additional attractions of renting in Hammersmith include local entertainment at venues like the Lyric Theatre or Ravenscourt Park. u  Douglas & Gordon Hammersmith, 020 8563 4422; douglasandgordon.com

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amount to over 1,700 sq ft. The kitchen is designed by Andrew Macintosh and has integrated Miele appliances, Silestone kitchen work tops, instant boiling water, and touch close drawers. u  Savills, Chiswick 020 8987 5557; savills.co.uk

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stunning loft style apartment finished to A a high standard and overlooking Turnham Green. Available furnished, the apartment offers easy access to Chiswick High Road. The apartment benefits from its own entrance at ground floor level, leading up through a private stairwell to the lateral open plan kitchen and reception room, which offer superb entertaining space and

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his stylish two bedroom apartment is T situated on the first floor of the brand new Kew Bridge West development by St. James. The property benefits from a host of on-site amenities, such as 24-hour

concierge, communal gardens and underground secure parking. The property comprises a wonderfully bright open plan reception with dining space, wood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows leading out to a private balcony, and a fully fitted

modern kitchen. The property is conveniently located near Kew Bridge station and has direct access to Waterloo and Victoria in just 30 minutes. u  Benham & Reeves Residential Lettings Ealing 020 8280 0140; brlets.co.uk

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LONDON SQUARE TEDDINGTON APARTMENTS FROM £545,000 FOUR BEDROOM HOUSES FROM £1,325,000 Set behind a gated entrance, London Square Teddington is a stunning new collection of 4 bedroom houses and apartments, arranged around a landscaped square. All the houses have private gardens, while a selection of the apartments benefit from private balconies. Each highly specified contemporary home features a stylish fitted kitchen, luxury floor finishes with underfloor heating throughout, and the rare commodity of underground parking. This prestigious new address, set back from Waldegrave Road, is within walking distance of Teddington High Street, Teddington station, and beautiful Bushy Park. The buzzing town centres of Richmond and Kingston are quickly reached by car or train.

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WARBECK ROAD, W12

£1,375,000 FREEHOLD

A charming family home set over three floors (approx 1632 sq ft) on one of Shepherds Bush’s most desirable residential roads. The property has been extended to the ground floor to offer wonderful entertaining space with a reception room with wood flooring, bayed window to front aspect and feature fireplace. To the rear there’s a lovely open plan kitchen breakfast room that extends the width of the property with French doors leading out on to a paved west facing garden of approx 26 ft. To the first floor there are two generously proportioned double bedrooms (one with en-suite) with bespoke fitted wardrobes and a family bathroom. The property has been extended upwards to provide a great master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and a further en-suite bathroom. The property further benefits from being offered chain fee. Shepherds bush & Hammersmith office 020 8740 8740

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BULWER STREET, W12

ÂŁ600 PER WEEK

Jorgensen Turner are proud to present this immaculately presented three bed terraced house in the heart of vibrant Shepherds Bush. This well presented house has been finished to an excellent standard throughout and is split over three floors. The ground floor offers a bright and separate living room with a feature fire place, a brilliant sized eat-in kitchen with modern appliances, a gas hob and gives direct access to a decked patio garden. The first floor boasts two double bedrooms and a beautiful and contemporary bathroom with a separate shower. Located on the top floor is a favourably sized third bedroom with an en-suite shower room, ample natural light, great storage as well as a Juliette balcony. With wood flooring and neutral decor throughout this house is truly a must see. Offered part or unfurnished and available early July. Shepherds bush & Hammersmith office 020 8740 8740

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VIEWS ACROSS CLEVELAND PARK THIS ONE GOT OUR VOTE An exceptionally spacious and lovingly restored Edwardian villa with gracious family accommodation of nearly 3500 sq ft. Perfectly located in an elevated spot it has a Huge Hall, Cloaks, 2 Vast Receps, Conservatory, Very Spacious Family Kitchen, Laundry, 6 Beds, 3 Bath/Shower Rooms, Ample Parking and Lovely South Garden.

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Immaculate plot with South-facing patio Matching people and property in London for 150 years.

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Lilyville Road SW6 ÂŁ2,750,000 An impressive six-bedroom semi-detached house providing lateral accommodation over three floors, positioned on a popular residential street near Parsons Green. Freehold. EPC=E

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

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Dorville Crescent, Brackenbury Village, W6 Guide price £2,250,000 Hammersmith 020 8563 9633 hammersmith.sales@kfh.co.uk

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An impressive five bedroom Victorian family home offering impressive proportions and understated character. The property boasts spacious living accommodation extending to 2,730 sq ft and a west facing rear garden.

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Brook Green, Brook Green, W6 Guide price £2,500,000 Brook Green 020 3542 2020 brookgreen.sales@kfh.co.uk

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Substantial four bedroom, two bathroom house requiring some modernization with the potential to extend to the rear and top floor (subject to planning permission). Situated close to transport links.

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Chandos Avenue, Ealing, W5 OIEO £1,000,000 Ealing 020 8799 3890 ealing.sales@kfh.co.uk

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Beautifully presented four bedroom Edwardian family home arranged over three floors offering 1,560 sq ft of living space. Situated in a sought after location close to popular schools and ideally located for both South Ealing and Northfields tube stations offering easy access into The City and Heathrow Airport.

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The Orchard, Chiswick, W4 £1,750,000 Chiswick 020 8987 0090 chiswick.sales@kfh.co.uk

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A stunning three/four bedroom split level flat boasting two reception rooms, large kitchen, loft conversion and large roof terrace. The property is set in a prestigious period block in Chiswick, close to underground transport links.

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Hammersmith Broadway, Hammersmith, W6 Prices from ÂŁ475,000 A stunning collection of four completely refurbished one bedroom apartments set on two floors in a period building in central Hammersmith. The specification includes bespoke high gloss kitchens with an excellent range of integrated appliances and fitted flooring throughout. Leasehold. Land and New Homes 020 8222 7200 newhomes@kfh.co.uk

Lansdowne Lodge, Sutherland Road, Ealing, W5 Prices from ÂŁ475,000 An elegant new build scheme of one and two bedroom apartments and a four bedroom townhouse, expertly designed to mirror all the traditional features of the adjacent houses. All the properties have been built to a high level of finish incorporating all the latest technology. Off street parking is available by separate negotiation. Leasehold. Land and New Homes 020 8222 7200 newhomes@kfh.co.uk

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Park Drive, Gunnersbury, W3 £2,795pcm Ealing 020 8799 3899 ealing.lettings@kfh.co.uk

A newly decorated four bedroom, two bathroom family house arranged over three floors with a private rear garden and garage. Located a short walk to Acton Town tube station.

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Recently sold and let properties. Using our network of more than 50 branches across the Capital, our specialist teams can find the right property for you. To see all of our properties visit www.kfh.co.uk

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Dickens Yard, Ealing, W5 £1,040,000

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Bolingbroke Road, Brook Green, W14, £1,081,000

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Grove Park Gardens, Chiswick, W4 £1,375pcm

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Dalling Road, Hammersmith, W6 £1,200,000

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St Albans Avenue, Chiswick, W4 £1,375,000

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Brentford High Street, Brentford, TW8 £1,570pcm

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MARKETING SUITE NOW OPEN An exclusive new residential development overlooking Turnham Green, offering high quality 1, 2 and 3 bed apartments, townhouses and penthouses in the heart of Chiswick.

1 beds from £525,000 2 beds from £715,000 3 bed townhouses from £1.3m 11th / 12th floor penthouses: POA

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selected properties in England only. Eligible applicants will be offered an equity loan up to a maximum of 20% of the purchase price (based on the open market value). Applicants are required to fund at least 80% of the purchase price by means of a conventional mortgage, savings/deposit where required. The equity loan is provided by the HCA and held as a second charge. This offer is not available in conjunction with any other promotion. Full details will be provided on request. Price and details correct at time of going to press. Terms and conditions apply. Image shows Parkside Place.

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INGERSOLL ROAD, W12 £1,550,000 FREEHOLD A wonderful five bedroom family home on this quiet and very desirable residential road. Extended both into the loft space and the side return this delightful Victorian home offers a perfect balance of period features with contemporary convenience which would strike a harmonious chord with any modern family. The accommodation comprises a grand double reception room with the period dividing doors in place, an extended contemporary kitchen/family room opening onto the private patio garden, four double bedrooms and two bathrooms. A wonderful house with no onward chain. Five Bedrooms |Three Bathrooms |Garden |Very good decoration |EPC: E

SHEPHERD’S BUSH & ACTON | 020 8735 3266 shepherdsbush@winkworth.co.uk

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CAXTON MEWS, TW8 ÂŁ995,000 A BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED FOUR BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE WITHIN THIS GORGEOUS CONSERVATION AREA This modern Georgian style townhouse is situated within the conservation area known as The Butts. Often described as 'a hidden gem' The Butts comprises a beautiful selection of Georgian houses set around a central square. This property is beautifully presented with great accommodation for everyone, being flexible in its layout. With the added benefit of its own parking space, a rear garden and walking distance to Brentford mainline station with a travel time to Waterloo of just 32 minutes, this is a 'must see' house. Three/four bedrooms | Conservation area | Garden | Beautifully presented | Refitted bathrooms and kitchen

CHISWICK | 020 8994 7096 chiswick@winkworth.co.uk

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GARDEN MAISONETTE, GUNTERSTONE ROAD, W14 ÂŁ1,545,000 SHARE OF FREEHOLD An exceptional three bedroom maisonette with private garden arranged over the raised and lower ground floors of an imposing mid-terraced Victorian house. Gunterstone Road is a one-way street, just south of Brook Green offering quick and easy access to the underground stations at both Barons Court (Piccadilly and District lines) and West Kensington (District line) with overground services available at Kensington Olympia. 3 Bedrooms | Reception Room | Kitchen | Utility Room/Cloakroom | Ensuite Shower Room | Bathroom | Garden | EPC Rating Band: D

HAMMERSMITH | 020 7371 4466 hammersmith@winkworth.co.uk

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KING EDWARDS GARDENS, W3 ÂŁ1,350,000 This very bright Edwardian home has been skilfully enlarged and extended to provide excellent family accommodation. Interestingly having featured on a BBC programme. The ground floor is particularly spacious with an open-plan reception, followed by a family area, fitted kitchen and breakfast area. There is also the added convenience of a ground floor shower/cloak room. On the first floor there four good sized bedrooms and a modern bathroom, together with a large master bedroom, further bedroom and shower room on the top floor. The property enjoys some period characteristics and a 40' rear garden. Must be viewed internally to appreciate. No chain. Period Characteristics | Large Garden | No Chain | EPC: Band E

EALING & ACTON | 020 8896 0123 ealing@winkworth.co.uk

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ADELAIDE GROVE, W12 £450 PER WEEK

THORPEBANK ROAD, W12 £450 PER WEEK

Three edrooms | eception oom | emi Open Plan itchen | athroom | EPC: E

Two edrooms |Two athrooms | eception | arden | esident Parking |EPC:

For more information on this property call hepherds ush & Acton Office | 020 8735 3255

For more information on this property call hepherds ush & Acton Office | 020 8735 3255

A stunning Edwardian maisonette arranged over two floors comprises of two double bedrooms two bathrooms a kitchen diner substantial reception room and a private patio garden.

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This light stylish and beautifully presented property comprises of three bedrooms a chic bathroom a reception room with uliette balcony and semi open plan kitchen.

CAVALIER HOUSE, W5 £1,153 PER WEEK

EGERTON GARDENS, W13 £ 876 PER WEEK

Three double bedrooms with en- suites | Panoramic views | lass dome in

Five bedrooms | Two bathrooms | Loft suite complete with en-suite | Cloak room

spacious reception | arious balconies | Fees Apply | EPC:

Utility room | Fees Apply | EPC: C

For more information on this property call Ealing & Acton office | 020 8896 0123

For more information on this property call Ealing & Acton Office | 020 8896 0123

An extraordinary split-level penthouse apartment on the top floor of this modern purpose built development.

A newly built property retaining the character of the surrounding area. Includes a large through lounge and extended eat-in kitchen.

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KENSINGTON WEST, W14 £875 PER WEEK

A substantial three bedroom property all with en suite bathrooms situated on the si th floor of this prestigious development. Bedrooms |

en suites | Reception Room | Kitchen |

Balconies | Secure

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For more information on this property call ammersmith office | 020 7371 4466

£925 PER WEEK

Four bedrooms | Three bathrooms | arge sitting room diner | Study | Kitchen | ovely garden | Off street parking | nfurnished | Available now

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For more information on this property call ammersmith office | 020 7371 4466

ight and spacious Georgian style town house situated in Grove Park and close to Chiswick ainline station.

For more information on this property call Chiswick Branch | 020 8994 7096

A beautifully presented two bedroom apartment on the third floor of this attractive mansion block with the benefit of a lift and balcony. Bedrooms | Reception | Bathroom | Kitchen

nderground Parking | Furnished | PC B | Fees apply

CROFTON AVE CHISWICK, W4

FITZGEORGE AVENUE, W14 £595 PER WEEK

AUTUMN RISE, W4 £450 PER WEEK

Beautifully presented one bedroom top floor flat situated close to Turnham Green and Chiswick Park Station. 1 bedroom l Bathroom l Sitting Room l Kitchen l Balcony l Parking l Furnished l Available now

For more information on this property call Chiswick Office | 020 8994 7096

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Kew Bridge Road, Brentford TW8 An delightful two bedroom apartment by Kew Bridge This two double bedroom apartment with enviable views of the River Thames, is set within an exclusive development next to Kew Bridge. 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, reception room, balcony, 24 hour concierge, residents fitness suite and private parking.  EPC: C. Approximately 75 sq m (807 sq ft).   Leasehold

Guide price: £720,000

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Barrowgate Road, Chiswick W4 An exquisite seven bedroom detached family house This impressive three storey, Edwardian home is located on a highly desirable and sought after residential road in Chiswick. The property comprises 7 double bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, WC, bespoke kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, large reception room, family room, utility room, study, gym, landscaped rear garden with garden store, off street parking, CCTV. EPC: C. Approximately 500 sq m (5,382 sq ft).   Freehold

Guide price: £4,950,000

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