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On Chiswick and challenging roles

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CONTENTS ABSOLUTELY

March ‘14

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: 07 EDITOR’S LETTER

CULTURE

09 WHAT’S ON

This month’s diary

15 THE RAILWAY MAN

Colin Firth talks Chiswick life and his most challenging role to date

18 CULTURE NOTES

The latest in local art and culture

KIDS & EDUCATION

25 AN EDUCATION

Amanda Constance looks at the worrying increase in teenagers and young adults

27 KIDS NOTES

Keeping them entertained

FASHION

31 FASHION NOTES

Absolutely style report

33 GYM CLASS HEROES Luxe sporting fashion

HEALTH & BEAUTY

43 SWINGING SIXTIES

Make-up inspired by the Mod revival

45 FITNESS FIRST

Fitness tips and trends

HOMES & GARDENS

55 INTERIOR INSPIRATIONS

The latest news, trends and local gems

57 COMING UP CONRAN

Top picks from Britain’s master designer

FOOD & TRAVEL

65 BITE SIZED

Essential foodie news

67 FOOD REVIEW

The Princess Victoria, Shepherd’s Bush

69 AFTERNOON DELIGHT MARCH 2014 £3.95

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THE CON IS ON

Katherine Kingsley talks Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

MARCH 2014

MARCH 2014

COLIN FIRTH

On Chiswick and challenging roles

Beauty buys to put a spring in your step

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SOUND & VISION

Inside the legendary Olympic Studios

New recipes from Vanilla Frost

PROPERTY

116 LIVING THE DREAM

THE RAILWAY MAN

Colin Firth on his most challenging role to date

A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR

How to prepare the perfect afternoon tea

This month’s prime properties

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ands up: how many of us stumble upon our best ideas –our lightbulb moments – during a (possibly boozy) night out with friends? ‘I should quit my job and move to Australia!’ Might be one such epiphany. ‘I should ask Matt from accountants out on a date!’ May be another. ‘I should buy the Olympic Studios and put all my money into reviving it back to its former glory!’ OK, so that last one might not be so common. In fact it belongs solely to Barnes-based entrepreneur Stephen Burge. But it was a conversation with friends over a good old fashioned curry that sewed the seed and led to the incredible transformation of a forgotten local landmark. Writer Neil McKelvie talks to Stephen on page 20 about his vision for the Olympic, getting the local residents on board and how a curry can change your life (a slight exaggeration but you get the idea.) From rock royalty to acting; this month we talk to stage star Katherine Kingsley, last seen alongside Sheridan Smith and David Walliams in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and who is currently starring in the UK premiere of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. It’s no secret that Chiswick is the home of choice for the acting world’s elite, and as well as Katherine extolling the Chiswick good life on page 13, Anthony Pearce talks to (arguably) our most famous resident, the ever charming, modest and all round lovely Colin Firth on page 15. Finally, don’t forget Mother’s Day this month. It’s right at the end - so don’t panic - there’s still plenty of time to shop. Of course no material gifts or gestures could ever repay the unconditional love and loyalty of a mother, but for a bit of inspiration take a look at our local gift guide on page 63. And if all else fails, take her out for a curry. You never know where it could lead…

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ARTS & CULTURE WATER & COLOUR

13 FEB - 14 MARCH

THE GRIFFIN GALLERY

What’s On

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West London’s Griffin Gallery is hosting a special exhibition dedicated to watercolour, with an aim to challenge preconceptions of this very traditional but versatile medium. Water & Colour features a variety of work from nine international artists, each has been handpicked by the Griffin Gallery owner, Becca Pelly-Fry. griffingallery.co.uk

CURIOUS

22 MARCH

LYRIC THEATRE

For many parents, the idea of taking a baby or toddler to the theatre is inconceivable, but Half Moon Presents are a production company that are creating unique and innovative shows specifically for a young audience. Curious is one such production – a wordless, imaginative play that will enthrall children under the age of 3. Curious explores everyday objects in an interactive environment, followed by a free-play session after the show. lyric.co.uk

RODRIGUEZ

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EVENTIM APOLLO

The unusual story of two friends trying to track down their idol, 70s musician Rodriguez, was turned into an Oscar-winning documentary, Searching for Sugar Man, back in 2012. Since then the Mexican-American folk singer has enjoyed a surprise career revival, with a whole new generation of fans inspired by the film. Don’t miss this elusive star’s upcoming European tour, with a stop off at the Eventim Apollo on 13 March. There’s even talk of a muchanticipated third album. Some things are well worth the wait… eventimapollo.com

FROM HILLS TO HIGH WATER; THE THAMES AS A WILDLIFE CORRIDOR

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CHISWICK PIER

Zoologist and wildlife guide Brenna Boyle will be giving a special talk this month on the varied birds, fi sh and mammals that call the Th ames home. Taking place on Chiswick Pier, the event will explore how the Th ames attracts, supports and spreads wildlife along its diverse banks. chiswickpier.org.uk

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Sheila O’Reilly’s selection of sensational reads. Enjoy! BURIAL RITES BY HANNAH KENT

A brilliant debut historical thriller based on a crime that took place in an isolated part of Iceland in 1828, a crime which led to Iceland’s last ever execution. A fire at a farmhouse kills two people and leads to Agnes being charged with their murder. Whilst the investigation and trial are taking place she stays with District Officer Jónsson and his family in their home. It is this time Agnes spends with Jónsson, as she awaits her verdict and execution, which Kent focuses on, exploring the impact her stay has on the

family and lives of everyone in the area. The atmosphere and landscape are superbly realised by Kent. Her characters are developed and the book oozes the kind of emotion that will test your beliefs.

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THIS BOY BY ALAN JOHNSON

Though Alan Johnson was Home Secretary during the last Labour government, and while there is some focus on that period of his life, his autobiography covers much more than that. The story moves from post-war austerity in pre-gentrified Notting Hill, through the race riots, through school on the King’s Road in the Swinging Sixties, and onto the rock ‘n’ roll years of the 70s. He takes us through making a record in Denmark Street and becoming a husband and father whilst still in his teens and pulls us along with an enjoyable writing style. It is his refreshing honesty and matterof-fact approach that makes this an eminently enjoyable and entertaining

read. Despite being an autobiography, the book is not just about the author. Johnson focuses just as much on two amazing women, his mother and his sister, who were both major influences on his life. He writes a London that many of us have lived through but probably fi nd it hard to remember in today’s boom.

sweet and melancholy, and I was heartbroken when I finished it. It’s the story of four friends whose lives have taken them so far apart that their friendships, in many ways, no longer make sense, but are utterly essential to their sense of self and for the family they choose. The farmer, the country music star, the financial whiz, the injured rodeo cowboy, the book is full of the creeping Wisconsin cold, and the bitterness and warmth of old friendships and old secrets. A top contender for my book of 2014!

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Transworld, £7.99

SHOTGUN LOVESONGS BY NICKOLAS BUTLER

I fell in love with the title of this book, and fell even deeper in love with it from page one. It is quiet, achingly

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What was it like acting with Sheridan Smith and David Walliams? It was great, they were both brilliant and such great company members. David was so generous with the tour, he really went out of his way. He would always remember someone’s birthday, for example, and a cake would be sent to their house. He’s a really sweet man. His door was always open for us. How did you get into acting in the first place? As a child I was obsessed with films like Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, Wurthering Heights with Laurence Olivier... So theatrical! I just got hooked on stories and characters. My mum sent me to a Saturday drama school and I just loved it. I didn't really have a choice, it just felt right.

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Actress and Chiswick resident Katherine Kingsley on bringing con man comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels to the West End and spouting Shakespeare with Sheridan Smith

Were you familiar with the story of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels before you landed the role of Christine Colgate? I’ve never seen the film and I’m still debating whether I should see it or not. I did actually see the production on Broadway about six years ago in New York and I loved it. I always thought that it would come over (to Britain) but I thought it would come over a lot quicker than it has. I’m thrilled to be a part of it because it’s a great show, though I’m still debating whether to watch the film or not! Do you always research roles thoroughly? It depends what the role is. For example I played Marlene Dietrich at the Donmar Warehouse (which she was Olivier Award nominated for in 2009). For that I literally researched her whole life and everything about her. She’s so fascinating as a woman and also, because you’re playing a real person, research is so important. But with

other things, like with Helena from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, it’s a different kind of research. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most performed plays. Did you know it well? I knew of it and I’d seen lots of different productions. We tried to do something a bit different with our production and make it very accessible. But yes I did know the play and I always wanted to play Helena. It came about quite randomly and very quickly, I was thrilled when I got the offer. It’s a great part; she’s the girl that a lot of women can relate to. How do you memorise all those lines? Well, ultimately, it’s just an emotional memory. If you understand what you’re saying and you understand where the emotion is at that point, it kind of helps you remember the lines. It’s a lot of rehearsal

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a musical,do you have any singing experience? I actually trained with the English National Opera for a year when I was 18. They ran a part-time course which was primarily for opera singers who wanted to learn how to perform through song better. Weirdly I ended up on that course, not as an opera singer, but as someone who wanted to find out about the voice and performance. And that was really the beginning of my journey. I’ve also done quite a lot of ridiculous voices and accents in my career. I did Lina Lamont Rain, which was a kind of in Singin’ in the Rain high-pitched Brooklyn drawl, which was extraordinarily hard but wonderful. Any favourite actors? Toni Collette is just a genius, I love Muriel’s Wedding! She does it perfectly; she does the Wedding comedy but she also really knows how to pull at your heartstrings too. Do you have a dream role? There are so many. I’d love to do Tennessee Williams and I’d love to do more Shakespeare. Actually I’d really like to play Marlene Dietrich again. I played her as part of Piaf, so it was Piaf’s story, so it would be really interesting to do something just about Marlene. She’s such a fascinating woman. Also, you can play her at any age. Like many actors, you live in Chiswick. What do you like about living here? You have everything on your doorstep, it just suits (me and my husband) to the ground. Because Chiswick’s a bit far out you feel like you’re escaping the city. I’ve previously lived all over London, but I’ve been here for about three years now and I love it. So you’re here for the long haul? Yes, definitely. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels runs in Manchester from 12 – 22 February, Aylesbury from 26 February – 1 March, before running at the Savoy Theatre from 10 March; scoundrelswestend.com 13

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Firth’s Colin Firth talks to Anthony Pearce about the curse of Mr Darcy and a career that continues to flourish

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here was a time when Colin Firth felt cursed by Darcy. That wet shirt scene in 1995’s Pride and Prejudice made him a household name, as did a turn as another Darcy – Mark – in 2001’s Bridget Jones’s Diary. ‘Even though actors can be vain,’ he tells me, ‘most of us want to be appreciated for the substance of our work rather than how dashing we can look on screen!’ Post-A Single Man Oscar nomination and King’s Speech Oscar win, those early snapshots of Firth seem a long, long time ago now. And we’re as relieved about that as the man himself, because the former ‘Brit pack’ star, 53, has risen up from the typecast landscape that threatened to envelop him, to carve for himself a prolific and brilliant acting career. That’s not to say we didn’t enjoy the lightweight heartthrob, but ‘the versatile Colin Firth’ has a much kinder ring to it. Of course, the elegant suits provided by director and designer Tom Ford have helped. In A Single Man, the role that won him a BAFTA, Firth – as a lonely, grief-stricken soul – seemed to find not only a purple patch in his career, but a dapper style too. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy followed and now he’s recently returned with The Railway Man. Today, he’s to be seen in razor-sharp threepieces on red carpet runways with his equally glamorous wife, Livia. Things couldn’t be better. And that goes for matters away from the big screen also. Colin and Livia are passionate advocates of Chiswick living, and often with an eye on environmental issues as well. She runs Eco-Age as well as being involved in a number of other green organisations. ‘We live on a beautiful garden estate, but don’t hide away. Indeed, I’ve worked in Livia’s shop in the past and her business continues to go from strength to strength. People in Chiswick have a certain spirit. Everyone is going about their daily lives and there’s always busy activity along the High Road. It feels like its own town, not a part of London and having the Thames close by is a great escape.’ Firth also has a home in Umbria, Italy – Livia is Italian and lived in Rome until the age of 27. ‘I’m immensely lucky, I know that,” he says with a grin. ‘I love London, love my family, and I have a career that has been extremely good to me. I’ve worked hard for the privilege, but there are so many other actors who have worked hard with no reward, and I won’t lose sight of that.’ The Railway Man is a harrowing war film directed by Jonathan Teplitzky, and follows the journey of Eric Lomax, a real-life WWII British soldier who was tortured by the Japanese at the notorious Changi camp, all the time being forced to work on the notorious ‘Railway of Death’ that links

Thailand and Burma. Firth speaks with the upmost reverence when discussing Lomax, who the actor met and who, sadly, died before the film was completed. ‘He was a gentle man. He had forgiven a lot in his life and that had become a way of him finding some sort of peace for the atrocities that went on. He showed incredible spirit and forgiveness. It was a beautiful example of the true human spirit.’ Firth says he feels a duty to tell stories like this – describing Lomax’s whole story as a ‘triumph’, and admits it was one of the most challenging roles he has ever had to play. ‘It certainly challenges you,’ he says, ‘although obviously it’s absurd to complain about playing a tortured person when you’ve actually come to know the man himself and the terrible things he went through. Also, we were shooting in a very beautiful region of Australia and it was just bliss to be there. I really loved it. So it’s a little hard to think of yourself as such a character when you’re surrounded by paradise with very relaxed and chilled people. It’s hard to go to work, and work yourself into a state of torment, when everything conspired against it.’ Firth says he supposes he is, nowadays, more drawn to these more complex and serious roles. ‘I think we underestimate how lives which might not be the ones that attract headlines or make for epic drama are incredibly rich and dramatic. I’m particularly fascinated with the notion of ordinariness or apparent ordinariness; people who you could dismiss as ordinary or boring; people whose lives seem to be a series of disappointments but who offer a great potential for drama in what seems to be an unremarkable and quiet life. It’s the real human interest element that I think everyone can relate to. It can’t all be superheroes and fantasy adventure. In fact, you might say I’m very attracted to heroism not written on a big superhero stage. Real life is a winding path, not a series of dramatic effects rolling along a nice, straight line.’ This year will see Firth appear in the thriller Before I Go to Sleep, co-starring Nicole Kidman, and a return to period drama and romantic comedy is on the cards in Magic in the Moonlight. Both movies are going through post-production phases. Despite Firth’s admiration for the quiet propensities of human nature, you’ll most likely see him letting off steam at The Emirates, given that the actor is a lifelong Arsenal fan. ‘It’s a great outlet,’ he smiles. ‘I try to take my kids to see Arsenal play three or four times a year but when you have a family your responsibilities and priorities change.’ I remind him of the responsibilities that go with being a global film icon too… ‘That too,’ he laughs, ‘but family always comes first.’

“I think we underestimate how lives which might not be the ones that attract headlines or make for epic drama are incredibly rich and dramatic”.

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MUPPET MANIA

They’re loud, colourful and as hyperactive as a toddler on a sugar binge, but whoever you are and whatever your age, you can’t help but love the Muppets. In new film, Muppets Most Wanted, Kermit and the gang are back and caught up in a European jewel heist gone awry. The impressive non-puppet cast includes Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais and Salma Hayek. In cinemas March 28

ON TRACK

If you’re planning to watch Colin Firth’s latest flick, The Railway Man, then perhaps you should reacquaint yourself with the story of the notorious POW constructed Burma-Siam Railway, and that of plucky survivor Sir Harold Atcherley. Captured in Singapore in January 1942, Sir Harold spent over three years at Changi Prisoner of War Camp, where he kept a journal of daily life using scraps of paper and exercise books bound together in hand-stitched brown paper. Friend and fellow POW, the celebrated artist Ronald Searle, produced countless drawings and sketches at the time, which he lent to Sir Harold to illustrate his remarkable story of courage and survival. Prisoner of Japan: A Personal War Time, £14.50; Memoirs Publishing

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MURDER MYSTERY

In the summer of 1889, a young Southern belle named Florence Maybrick stood on trial accused of poisoning her husband James Maybrick, a British cotton merchant who was 24 years her senior. W12 based historian and writer Kate Colquhoun has explored this sensational story of murder, adultery and intrigue in her new book, hoping to answer that allimportant question; did she kill him? Did She Kill Him: A Victorian Tale of Deception, Adultery & Arsenic, £18.99; Little, Brown

FLOWER POWER

The beautiful Chiswick House Conservatory will once again be in full bloom during the fourth annual Camellia Festival (is it really that time of year again already?). This striking and colourful flower will be on display and celebrated throughout the whole of March - the perfect way to shake off any lingering winter blues before spring. 1 - 30 March; chgt.org.uk

HAVE YOU HEARD...?

Man of the moment Steve McQueen is set to tackle the small screen with an epic BBC series about the lives of a group of black people living in west London from the 1960s right up to the present day. Details are limited at this stage, but expect great things from the acclaimed Ealing-raised director. Oh yes, fingers crossed for the Oscars too, Steve.

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Rolling Stones Mick Jagger and Keith Richards at the Olympic Sound Studios while making Jean Luc Godard’s semi documentary movie ‘Sympathy for the Devil’, aka ‘One Plus One’, June 1968. Photo by Keystone Features/Hulton Archive/Getty Images


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Sound andVision Once the recording venue of choice for rock ‘n’ roll royalty, the Olympic Studios faced an uncertain future. Neil McKelvie meets Stephen Burdge, the entrepreneur who stepped in to save it

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t’s amazing what can happen while you’re enjoying a casual curry with friends. For Stephen Burdge, it was the ‘lightbulb moment’ that led to him and his wife Lisa opening the new Olympic Cinema in Barnes. ‘We were eating at Monzil over the road from the old Olympic Sound Studios,’ he recalls, smiling. ‘It was up for sale and looking sad with all the windows blacked out. I said, “shall we raise some money and turn it into a cinema?” And everyone went, “yes, great idea!”’ The next morning, in the cold light of day, Stephen was just as excited by the prospect. ‘That was the acid test,’ he admits. ‘But I did phone to double-check with our friends. And they still said, “go for it.”’ So began four years in which the couple has transformed the iconic EMI studio, the recording home of choice for the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, U2, Prince, Madonna and countless other artists, into a wonderfully elegant, state-ofthe-art cinema, in the process selling their home to raise capital and negotiating the murky byways of planning law. Although Stephen works in the movie industry – his company cuts trailers and designs posters – owning Olympic isn’t the culmination of a long-held dream. ‘I’ve always loved film, but it was never a case of one day I must have a cinema,’ he says. ‘Having lived here for 10 years, Lisa and I knew about the building’s heritage and we thought bringing it back to life as something special would be a fantastic project for us and Barnes.’ Initially, however, EMI’s agents didn’t exactly take Stephen seriously as a potential buyer. ‘For ages, we couldn’t even get in to look around. We had to harass them to return our calls. Finally, someone rang and said, “get there at 5pm and Eddie the security guard will open up.” But once inside, we knew instantly that we had to make an offer otherwise in 10 years’ time we would walk past and regret not doing so.’ Deal finally done, the subsequent planning

procedure proved equally time-consuming. ‘Other interested parties had wanted to develop the site as a supermarket or blocks of flats,’ Stephen tells me. ‘But, to be fair, I don’t think the Council wanted to go down that route and it was supportive, as was the local community. The planners told us that 750 people had written in favour of our application – that was unprecedented and so encouraging. We felt everyone was pulling together and, despite all the bureaucracy and box-ticking, that’s why I always believed that permission would be granted.’ Throughout the long, drawn-out redevelopment process Stephen and Lisa always had a clear vision of what the Olympic Cinema should be. ‘First and foremost, we wanted it to work for Barnes, but we also wanted it to be a destination London cinema, one that provides a proper film experience.’ Indeed, the funds raised through a Founder Member scheme – 250 people, almost all locals, each invested £5000 – have clearly been well spent. The clarity and quality of Olympic’s DolbyAtmos sound system is extraordinary. This is entirely intentional. ‘For us, the USP had be sound,’ confirms Stephen. ‘After all, this was where the world’s first four-track was installed, where Hendrix experimented with sound in the corridors and where engineers pushed acoustic boundaries. That’s also why the auditorium had to have the same footprint as the old Studio One, where the major artists recorded. We didn’t want to split the space into small areas with small screens. It just wouldn’t have been the same.’ The same attention to detail is evident in the auditorium. It is the last word in viewing comfort, with cosy reclining seats, individual armrests and tables, enviable leg room, plush red carpet and, should you be so inclined, love seats and sofas at the back. ‘We went to a lot of trouble to ensure that every seat is a good one, both in comfort and positioning,’ says Stephen. ‘We even have curtains that draw back at the start of the film – it’s a little touch of traditional movie magic.’ 21

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With the ground-floor restaurant already a neighbourhood favourite, a second screen due to open this year, a Saturday morning Kids’ Club, a Film Club and plans to show NFT and Opera screenings, the Olympic Cinema is already part of London’s movie landscape. But that’s not all. Appropriately, in a nod to its illustrious past, there’s also has a small recording studio run by former Rolling Stones engineer Chris Kimsey. ‘There was a unique Olympic sound,’ explains Stephen. ‘We felt strongly that the building’s heritage should be kept alive and we’re hoping that local bands will come and record here.’ You never know, the next Mick Jagger or Jimi Hendrix could be out there in South-west London right now…

THE BUILDING AT 117-123 CHURCH ROAD, BARNES BEGAN LIFE IN 1906 AS BYFELD HALL, A COMMUNITY ‘ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE’. THE BARNES OFFICIAL GUIDE CARRIED THIS ADVERTISEMENT: “THIS HALL HAS SEATING ACCOMMODATION OF 500, IS EQUIPPED WITH A LARGE STAGE AND PROPERTIES, ALLOWING FOR THE PRODUCTION OF PLAYS OF MODERN REQUIREMENTS. FOR DANCING THE FLOOR IS SECOND TO NONE, ACCOMMODATING 150 DANCERS WITH COMFORT.” IN 1910, HAVING RECEIVED A CINEMATOGRAPH LICENCE, IT WAS RE-NAMED THE BARNES CINEMA AND IT THEN PASSED THROUGH MANY INCARNATIONS AS A CINEMA AND THEATRE UNTIL, IN 1966, IT BECAME OLYMPIC SOUND STUDIOS. OVER THE FOLLOWING 40-PLUS YEARS A WHO’S WHO OF MUSICIANS MADE THE PILGRIMAGE TO SW13, AMONG THEM THE ROLLING STONES, LED ZEPPELIN, THE EAGLES, QUEEN, DEEP PURPLE, DAVID BOWIE, PINK FLOYD, THE JAM, OASIS, MADONNA, PRINCE, BJORK AND U2. OLYMPIC ALSO RECORDED MANY FAMOUS FILM SCORES, SUCH AS GET CARTER, THE ITALIAN JOB, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR AND THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW.

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itting around a campfi re after a day out riding in the African bush, I turned to a young girl who had been out with us that day and asked her if she had had fun. Hugging her knees, a deep frown on her face, she whispered, ‘No – I’m worried about all the work I’m missing at school.’ On the holiday of a lifetime, surrounded by the very best that the natural world could offer, this privileged teenager was a miserable ball of anxiety and worry. And she’s not alone. More and more teenagers from affluent, loving backgrounds are experiencing anxiety, stress and depression. Theirs is a world of high expectation and high achievement where no success is ever good enough. This acute pressure to achieve can lead to illness, trauma and at worst children taking their own lives. Suicide is now the third biggest killer of young people aged 15-24. Thankfully, schools are waking up to the problem. One school that has been particularly open about the pressures on high-achieving teenagers, and is taking great strides to help them, is King’s College School in Wimbledon. This month the school will host a conference called True Grit, Developing Emotional Resilience in Schools. Designed for heads of other independent schools and those in charge of pastoral care, it will bring together experts in neuroscience, psychology and education. Andrew Halls, headmaster at King’s, says: ‘We thought we’d sell 100 tickets; we hit that in a day or two and have had to stop at 180.’ Clearly, King’s is not alone in recognising there is a problem. There is enormous academic pressure in elite schools. ‘In schools like King’s,’ says Halls, ‘kids are surrounded by a culture of extraordinary achievement. They want to go to Oxford or Cambridge. They want to get excellent A-levels. They want to get a First.’ And the bar is now set so high, ‘10 A-stars at GCSE might just get you a shrug from Oxbridge,’ says Halls. For many pupils, academic excellence is just the start. They

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For some high-achieving teenagers, the demands of 21st century school life can be too much. But our elite establishments are waking up to the problem, with a London school leading the way, says Amanda Constance

want to excel at sport and be the best actress or musician. Insecurities over body image are rife and in an age of rolling news, young people have a highly-sensitised awareness of suffering around the world. If you throw in the pressures of parental expectation and possible family breakdown or bereavement, even the most motivated pupils can feel overwhelmed. Halls believes things have intensified exponentially in recent years. ‘In a west-London,

fee-paying, competitive, highly academic world, it’s on a totally different level.’ The game-changer for many is the internet. Schools have always been a microcosm of social pressures, and the advent of social media means that how you look, who you know, where you party, even where your family go on holiday is up for scrutiny. ‘Teenagers might share hundreds of pictures daily,’ explains Halls, ‘their lives have become a public commodity to

be commented on by hundreds of strangers. It is up to us to help children fi nd the balance between aspiration and feelings of worthlessness.’ Which is why King’s have been researching the idea of ‘emotional resilience’ and looking at ways of developing it in their pupils. Currently a buzz phrase in business, emotional resilience is a concept that helps identify the traits that enable people to resist adversity, cope with uncertainty and bounce back from traumatic experiences. King’s is already working with Nihara Krause, a consultant clinical psychologist. She will speak at the event, as will Dr Paul Bester, a child psychiatrist who consults in Harley Street and at the Priory in southwest London, a clinic which already sees a number of pupils from top London schools. Halls admits these issues might be viewed as the simple pains of overprivileged schoolchildren – what a colleague once referred to derisively as a ‘First World problem’ – but insists that makes them no less devastating. ‘These children deserve to be helped, too,’ he says. And help is at hand. Halls explains that about 20 years ago, academic schools worked out that they could improve results by providing better pastoral care, ‘we are now doing that with mental health.’ Psychologists such as Krause are increasingly being called in to schools to advise them on ‘mental-health fi rst aid’. ‘Schools can no longer pretend it’s not happening,’ says Halls. King’s has identified 10 key character traits of resilient highperforming teenagers. These include proper sleep patterns, time for exercise, meals at set times and fi nding time to relax. Resilient children accept being ‘good enough’ and have a sense that they have some control over their lives. Halls is adamant that there is nothing wrong with schools or its pupils striving to be brilliant. The best schools, he says, ‘are strongly aspirational but they have very attuned antennae for the ones who can’t cope with the pace.’

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If your new year fitness resolution hasn’t quite got off the ground then why not get involved with this year’s Sport Relief. Taking place from 21 - 23 March, Sport Relief encourages the nation to come together to get fit for a good cause, with the return of the Mile run, plus new Swimathon and Cycle events across London. Visit the website for top training advice from sporty celebs including Richmond’s own Jake Humphrey. sportrelief.com

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We’ve all been there. You’re dressed up in your best and most fetching, flattering workout gear only to be let down by your battered old trainers. Zumba© have stepped in (quite literally) with a funky new line of durable, lightweight dance shoes that will keep you going all night long. zumba.com

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Richmond’s Cedars Health and Leisure club has just unveiled their brand new £120,000 hydrotherapy pool. The sleek health club is a great place to relax on a day off for both members and non-members. Why not treat yourself to a day pass – a snip at only £25 –which entitles you to full use of the gym, pool, sauna, steam room and studio class. Oh and that gorgeous new pool, of course. Richmond Hill, TW10; cedarshealthclub.com

Not quite a spa, not quite a wellness centre and certainly not a salon, Inside Out Retreats, tucked away in Richmond’s quaint, cobbled Brewers Lane, is something altogether unique. There’s a calming ambiance and heady scents of lavender and essential oils as soon as you enter. The more sceptical among us may raise an eyebrow at trinkets and pewter candle holders inscribed with positive affirmations on display, but Inside Out isn’t all crystal balls and hippy mantras. The intriguing list of comprehensive treatments range from all types of massage (deep tissue, holistic, pregnancy) to counselling, hypnotherapy, meditation and transformational coaching. All of which endeavour to help clients achieve the best; from the inside out. And though the centre isn’t easy to pigeonhole, I can think of one word to describe it: sanctuary. It really is a lovely place, with wooden floorboards, cosy treatment rooms spread over three floors and a snug meditation hub in the basement. Walls and accessories are in calming purple and grey hues, and clients are invited simply to come in to relax with a cup of herbal tea and a chat – a sense of community is something that’s promoted as well as individual prosperity. I had a one hour gemstone facial in the very capable hands of masseuse Heather, who specially devised the treatment for clients. A paraffin wax is applied to the feet, leaving them as soft as butter, whilst the facial itself is more of a massage, incorporating strong hand movements with hydrating Argan oil, along with divine shoulder and cranial massage. The smoothing, specifically chosen stone is only a small part of the treatment and is simply traced gingerly over the face. Inside Out is certainly a gem of a find, and one that won’t stay a secret for much longer. 9 Brewers Lane, TW9; insideoutretreats.com

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What hairstyles would you say are in fashion this year? Random waves are huge this spring/summer. Spray in some salt spray, plait your hair at night and wake up to unruly hair, we use Rekden Fashion Waves 07 (texturizing sea spray) RRP £15.80. Poker straight hair is also back, always use a heat protector on the hair to avoid heat damage, we like Redken Iron Shape 11 RRP £15.80. Jaw length bobs are very in this season and can be softened with a personalised colour and a soft fringe, or for a stronger look go for a strong blunt fringe complemented by a bold colour. Our clients love the big bouncy curls, these are timeless and I don’t think they will ever go out of fashion. For shine and condition we love Revlon’s Orofluido oil RRP £30, which can also be used on the skin and has a delicious fragrance, we can’t get enough of it! How long have you been a hairdresser and whats your background? I’ve been in the industry for 23 years, I was taught by some world class hairdressers about the importance of your technique for each individual client. Hair texture varies and it takes skill and knowledge to get it right. I have enjoyed my time teaching and being part of one of the best brands in hairdressing and also working alongside some amazing photographers on celebrity shoots. I really do enjoy working on film shoots, my last film was Hammer of the Gods. we added hair extentions for the Vikings. Why did you decide to open up in Chiswick? I love Chiswick; the people,shops and the overall buzz is great. Its a perfect place to be. Do you find that people often turn to celebrities for inspiration when it comes to their hair? Definitely, the majority of our clients would rather look for inspiration in a copy of Hello!, rather than a hair magazine. How do you keep your clients happy? We are such a friendly salon, we have an excellent working relationship with our clients. We listen, understand and advise and make their experience with us a comfortable visit always. What would you say makes a good hairdresser? Lots of energy and passion. You need a good eye for style and colour, it is so important that you are passionate in making your client the best they can feel and at ease with you doing so. Do you have any celeb clients? Absolutley!!!! For the client’s discretion we are unable to disclose this information. joblusalon.co.uk | 020 8996 0616 46

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nevitably at this time of year, countless column inches are committed to health, wellbeing, losing weight, how to get motivated to exercise in 2014 and so on. So how can I make this article special, any different to any you have read before? Will I be able to provide the diet of all diets, a magic exercise routine the likes of which you had only dreamed, or a special new mantra that gives instant inner peace? Maybe not. But first and foremost, health and wellbeing (wellness) involves engaging in physical activity and regular exercise, eating balanced and healthy meals and being positive. It’s not rocket science. The Wellness Pyramid above shows how these three key elements of 'wellness' (movement, nutrition and mental approach to life) interact with each other. It’s the balance between them that will govern your success in achieving wellness. Put another

way, being stressed, not sleeping and trying to run a marathon every day is not good for you. The key to wellness is balance. While you can achieve this on your own, having a little expert help is a key to success. At our clubs we provide unprecedented levels of support and expert guidance as standard. It’s not by accident that a new member receives five personal training sessions in their first month and a further complimentary personal training session every month of their membership thereafter. Rather it’s by design. It enables our team to get to understand you, your motivation (or lack of it), your good and bad habits and how they affect your wellness and how we can best help you achieve what you want to achieve. As part of the balance, physical activity doesn’t have to be pounding a treadmill. Our breadth of facilities are there to appeal

to your different tastes, be that a macho circuit class, yoga, swimming, tennis or myriad other sports. Our clubs also provide secondary services as part of the balance. From preventing injuries to overcoming them, we provide comprehensive medical and rehabilitative services. And to relax and de-stress there's massage in beauty therapy, Jacuzzi and steam. The clubs are extremely social, so interaction with staff and other members are important elements towards supporting a happy and healthy you! In short, balance and the right support are key. Oh and membership of a great club, of course. Call us to start your journey. The Hogarth, 020 8994 0500 thehogarth.co.uk The Park Club, 020 9740 4599 theparkclub.co.uk

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GARDA CHAIR IN TOPAZ STRIPE £699 BEACH HUT CUSHION £20 SEAGRASS DIPPED STORAGE BASKET (SET OF 2) £35 SAIL AWAY WITH ME BLUE STONEWASH CUSHION £25 DURHAM COFFEE TABLE £699 BLUE STRIPED TALL CERAMIC VASE £18 LARGE ROPE HURRICANE LANTERN £50 BLUE STRIPED CERAMIC JUG £30 SEAGULL TABLE LAMP £75 BEACH SLAT 4X6 PHOTO FRAME £22 NAUTICAL BASKETS (SET OF 3) £35 CERAMIC SHELL OBJET £15. 80 GEORGE STREET, TW9; HOUSEOFFRASER.CO.UK

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The new season collection from Cath Kidston intends to brighten up our days with quirky illustrations of Brighton Pier and cartoonish home accessories and lighting. And with such an adorable choice, we’re inclined to say that they’ve succeeded. cathkidston.com

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MAKING A HOUSE A HOME

Interior design and home staging service company bB Design House has just opened a luxury new showroom in west London. The new premises will stock an extensive range of furniture, lighting and home accessories from brands such as India Jane, Villiers and Andrew Martin. The unique staging service is perfect for clients selling their homes or for those relocating. And now it’s all under one roof. How handy. Showroom visits are strictly by appointment, Unit 5, The Gate Centre 5 Syon Way, TW8; bbdesignhouse.com

Picnic season may not be upon us just yet (if there is indeed such a thing), but we can always prepare ourselves with the new SS14 collection from Lexington. Inspired by New York’s plush Hamptons district, the collection includes beautiful pastel coloured linen, cushions and table wear. occa-home.com. Also available at Bentalls, Wood Street, Kingston-uponThames, KT1

COME AWAY WITH ME

Here at Absolutely, we’re currently suffering a serious case of wanderlust. It’s that time of year, with spring just around the corner but the holidays still so very far away. What we need is a monthly boost of globe-trotting inspiration. Enter the Wanderers Society, an annual subscription service from the purveyors of unique gifts, Herb Lester Associates. Each month an alluring guide lands on your doorstep, along with a badge, notebook and all kinds of travel tips and advice. Bon Voyage, indeed. £50, herblester.com 55

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ebastian Conran, the eldest son of Sir Terence, has been quoted as saying he will never stop trying to please his father. For whilst Sebastian and the rest of the Conran clan have enjoyed huge successes in their own rights, the magnitude and influence of Sir Terence’s empire is unsurpassed. Born in Kingston-upon-Thames in 1931, Terence Conran studied textiles at the Central School of Art & Design and began his illustrious career when he founded the Conran Design Studio in 1956. Unrivalled within the British design industry, Sir Terence’s tireless motivation - almost William Morris esque in variety - has seen him cement his name as a designer, retailer, restauranter and writer. He also founded the prestigious Design Museum in 1989. And at the age of 82, as well as showing no signs of retiring, he’s still proving to be some pretty big shoes to fill...

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MICHELIN HOUSE The former home of Michelin tyres has undergone many changes over the years and now houses the Bibendum oyster bar, but this Art Deco, Grade-II listed building designed by François Espinasse in 1911 remains an architectural icon. Conran has said that he had ‘always dreamed of owning’ the building, so it was fortuitous when he and his friend, Octopus Publishing Group owner Paul Hamlyn, were (unknowingly) bidding against one another when it went on sale in 1985. Upon discovering this they formed a partnership to purchase Michelin House for a cool £8million. The three iconic stained glass windows depicting the ‘Michelin man’ (AKA Bibendum), had been hidden and subsequently lost during WWII, so the new owners set about replacing them with lovingly-crafted replicas based on original drawings and photographs.

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Is there any flower more exotic, intoxicating or elegant than the orchid? Kew Gardens has one of the oldest collections of living tropical orchids, dating all the way back to 1770. The tepid Princess of Wales Conservatory will play host to the annual Orchid Festival, when these bright and colourful flowers will be in full bloom, and a special collection of archive material will also be on display. 8 Ferbuary - 9 March; kew.org

Gardening Notes Absolutely the best news and tips from the great outdoors

SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO?

To migrate or hibernate? That is the question. Over a special half-term weekend in February, the Wildlife & Wetland centre will be revealing how and why adorable little critters choose to either retreat to warmer climates or snooze the whole winter months (we wish we had the choice, quite frankly) with the chance to meet some sweet, sleepy hedgehogs. 15 - 16 February; org.uk

TALES OF A POTTER

Bringing Peter Rabbit’s cabbage patch to life, this book tells of how Beatrix Potter’s most famous tale arose from a series of letters to a four-year-old in Wandsworth – her former governess’s son. Old photos, seasonal studies of Hill Top’s garden and Potter’s own plant portraits only serve to make this book even more delightful. Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life, £16.99 (Timber Press), available from Waterstones, 220 - 226 Chiswick High Road, W4; waterstones.com

GLASS HEART

You don’t need anything extravagant to show off some pretty blooms. These sweet and simple hanging glass vases from west Londonbased company Oscar & Eve will brighten up any room. £4.95 each; oscarandeve.co.uk

Edgeworthia PLANT OF THE MONTH Chrysantha Edgeworthia Chrysantha is not a common plant, but it should be grown more widely as it brightens up the late winter no end. It has pretty cream and yellow blooms which open on bare stems between February and April. These blooms are not only a sight for sore eyes but they also have the bonus of a strong, attractive scent which can be appreciated from some distance on a sunny day, which attracts both humans and insects alike. kategouldgardens.com 61

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Don't forget it's Mother's Day this month. Look to these local businesses for some gift inspiration Sips&Bites Angelica’s fine food has changed management! The store, based at 185 Castelnau, is now under a new company, Sips&Bites ltd, managed by two charming Italians. The store offers a wonderful variety of organic products and also offers the opportunity to enjoy coffees and teas to take away, using only organic milk and Illy coffee. Pop in and grab a 100%organic hot chocolate and enjoy a nice quality panini freshly made by Italian expert hands. Sips&Bites also provides catering for offices or events and a private chef service of authentic Italian quality food. So What are you waiting for… contact us on 02088469939 or visit www.sips-bites.com

POT POURRI FLOWERS 'The arrival of spring heralds Mother's Day on Sunday 30th March. Speak affectionately in the language of flowers and plants to your Mother on Sunday. Enhance your gift from the array of chocolates, cards, teddies or even champagne available here in the shop. 255 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, London, W4 4PU. Tel: 020 8994 2404, potpourriflowers.co.uk

The Parlour The Parlour, Chiswick’s original blow-bar offers a wide range of styling solutions to suit your look, day or night. And as if that weren't enough, every service comes with a mini afternoon tea and cocktail too! Whether you want a touch of glam for your special evening or just like the idea of casually turning heads whilst running errands, you’re in safe hands with Jackie and her trained team of professional stylists. 8 Devonshire Road, W4 2HD 0208 994 4618 enquiries@theparlourlondon.com, theparlourlondon.com

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The home of classic Italian cuisine

Mamma Mia is a restaurant in the heart of Sheen that serves authentic and delicious Italian cuisine. Don’t forget that it’s Mother’s Day this month, and what could be better than treating your own mamma to an evening of traditional, homemade food paired with a delectable selection of regional wine. Mamma Mia is a friendly, inviting environment and the perfect place to entertain the most important woman in your life.

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The Ginger Pig have just launched a limited edition Bacon & (Scotch) Egg. A delicious breakfast or afternoon snack made of Free Range eggs wrapped in sausage meat and smoked bacon. Who needs fryups, anyway? 137 - 139 Askew Road, W12; thegingerpig.co.uk

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American institution (well, almost), The Hummingbird Bakery, has just opened in Richmond - coinciding with the brand’s tenth anniversary of coming to our shores. Founder Tarek Malouf describes the location of the sixth London bakery as ‘picturesque’. We can practically feel our jeans popping at the seams already… hummingbirdbakery.com,

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After travelling and eating his way through America for four years, Byron Burger founder Tom Byng saw a distinct gap in the market upon his return to Britain; a lack of ‘proper’ burger joints. Seven years after taking the plunge and Tom simply hasn’t looked back, with over 30 Byron locations in London alone. And now, in a move described as W4’s ‘worst kept secret’, Byron Burger will be opening its doors in Chiswick in April. Well, it was about time anyway. byronhamburgers.com

The Bull’s Head opened as a jazz venue in 1959 and quickly became popular with rock ‘n’ roll’s elite. Following a refurbishment under new owners, Geronimo Inns, it has now reopened with a sleek new look that evokes its famous roots. 373 Lonsdale Road, SW13; thebullshead.com

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Say goodbye to boring breakfasts with Cuckoo’s new Bircher style muesli. The clever pots come in five adventurous flavours including elderflower & cranberry, choco sour cherry and apricot & Madagascan vanilla. Each serving is less than 300 calories so they’re perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or an afternoon treat. £2.49 each; cuckoofoods.co.uk

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Friendly atmosphere, good food and an extensive wine collection we would like to think Lala is simply unrivalled!

Sporting a cafĂŠ, deli, restaurant and bar, conveniently placed in the heart of Hammersmith, Lala is the perfect destination for a quiet meal for two, family gathering, business meeting, after work drink, or pre theatre eat. For guest lists, events, promotions and parties in the basement, call us on 07976 511 579 or email info@lalaw6.com

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Victorian Splendour Take a former Victorian gin palace, add a menu of seasonal British fare and you’ve got The Princess Victoria; Shepherd’s Bush’s latest gastro pub

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ne of the many things I love about London is that, amidst the ever growing new builds and modern high-rises that sprout up like mushrooms all over the city, there is an abundance of historical buildings that retain a certain charm and elegance. Few come more striking than the imposing former gin palace (and tram stop) The Princess Victoria, a pub which dates back to 1829 and looms over the corners of Uxbridge and Becklow Roads. The gastropub has undergone a plush renovation under new owners, restaurant management and consultancy group Truffle Hunting. The hulking great oak bar, wooden floors and teal coloured walls of the pub lead on to a vast and spectacular dining room, which sits under a lovingly restored stained glass skylight that’s so achingly beautiful you’ll find your eye drawn to it even more than the perfectly presented food in front of you (more on that in a bit). To the side of the bar is a dedicated wine and Cuban cigar shop, which you’re encouraged to take advantage of and puff away in the romantic courtyard herb garden. This air of Victorian decadence and mischief is what makes the Princess Victoria stand out amid London’s growing gastropubs, and the slick restoration has clearly been undertaken with both sensitivity and innovation. It feels like the kind of place that you want to sneak off to for the day – whiling away the hours in a booze and food induced stupor amongst the many wines, cocktails and no-nonsense bar snacks (spiced beer nuts, Charcuterie boards etc). But on to the food. The brains behind Truffle Hunting, including former director at The Fat Duck, Nigel Sutcliffe, understand the high standards of both gastropubs and foodie Londoners. The bar has been set sky high, but the menu, which has been devised by one-time Mandarin Oriental chef Matt Reuther, more than meets it. The food is seasonal British with a twist,

served stylishly on sleek black plates. Luckily (for gluttons such as myself), portions are not gourmet style slithers of food, nor are they whopping great piles. They’re just right. I tried a rich and buttery potted crayfish to start, served with a warm sourdough bread that had a hint of sweet ginger. If you’re a fan of fish then you’ll be bowled over by the range of cured and smoked fish - mouth-watering dishes include pink peppercorn tuna, West Mersea oysters and half pint of prawns. Similarly, carnivores have plenty of choice with steak tartare, ham and parsley terrine, and Tamworth scotch egg; a dish that’s fast becoming a staple of gastropub menus. I chose a simple but delicious wild mushroom risotto with wild rocket and truffle oil for mains. I should add that the wine menu is most impressive, and

suits both customers on a budget and those in the mood to splash the cash City banker style (£990 Le Chambertin, anyone?). Being a wine dunce, I left the vino choices in the very capable hands of our efficient waiter, who expertly and swiftly paired our choice. Unfortunately we couldn’t quite make it to dessert (too much bread; my achilles heel) but I’ve eyed up a few choices in preparation for my next visit. Because I’m certain there’ll be a next time. And another. Come and seek out this Shepherd’s Bush delight for yourself; you’ll probably find me in the corner comatose in that food and gin soaked stupor I mentioned earlier. Well, when in Rome. By Gemma Billington 217 Uxbridge Road, W12 princessvictoria.co.uk

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Linnea

We are open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch and dinner. Presently we have a very attractive and value for money weekday lunch and early evening offer (£13.50 for 2 courses or £15.50 for 3 courses).

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ere at Linnea we love to take care of our guests and provide them with the best possible service. On Mothering Sunday we will be open exclusively to celebrate all mothers in style. We will be offering a set menu including Roast beef “Sunday style” and other favourites from our menu so far like prawn toast Skagen, roasted Icelandic cod and chocolate and hazelnut brownie. All mothers will receive a little sweet treat to take home with them. Linnea is the name of the national flower of Sweden, also known as the twin flower and its botanical name Linnaea Borealis. As we are located so close to Kew Gardens, it was also a very appropriate name. Linnea was also the name of Jonas’s grandmother who so inspired him with food and cooking throughout his childhood in Sweden. 12 Kew Green Richmond, SurreyTW8 3BH www.linneakew.co.uk

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Kamares Greco-Italian Fusion Restaurant

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ere at Kamares, we are a family-run restaurant, that has served Twickenham, for 31 years. All home-cooked, unpretentious food. With a quality our customers expect, and deserve! We specialize in Greek Cypriot food, for example: Meze (take your time and enjoy), or slow-cooked lamb Kleftiko, Souvlaki, and Mousaka. Along with prime matured succulent chargrilled steaks, and other meats, seafood, Italian favourites - home made breads and pizza, including vegetarian options. We cater for any size group, from individual, to complete private hire of premises, and anything in between.

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CARAMELISED RED ONION AND FETA TARTLETS You will need two 12 hole fairy cake or mini muffin tins for this recipe, and a round cutter a little bigger than the holes in your tins. INGREDIENTS FOR THE PASTRY: 250g plain flour 150g cold butter, cubed 1 egg, beaten 3 tbsp ice cold water FOR THE FILLING: 2 large or 3 medium red onions 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp brown sugar 175ml milk 2 eggs 200g feta cheese Few sprigs of fresh thyme 1. Slice the red onions into thin slivers and fry in the olive oil on a very low heat for 20 minutes. Add the balsamic vinegar and sugar to the onions and fry gently for another 10-15 minutes, until caramelised. Taste the onions and add a little more sugar or vinegar if required. Leave to cool. 2. If making the pastry by hand, sift the flour into a large bowl and add the butter. Rub the butter into the flour using your fingertips. When you reach the consistency of coarse breadcrumbs, add the beaten egg

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and water and mix with a fork. Bring the last of the mixture together by hand, taking care not to over handle. The pastry can also be made in a food processor by mixing the flour and butter together until you reach the breadcrumb stage, then adding the egg and water and mixing until the it just begins to form a ball. Shape the pastry into a disc, cover in cling film and leave to rest in the fridge for 20 minutes. 3. Roll out the pastry a little thinner than a £1 coin. Cut 24 rounds from the pastry and line your tins with them, pressing down gently. Place the tins into the fridge for another 20 minutes.

1 large egg, beaten 60g self-raising flour, sifted Zest of 1 lemon FOR THE BUTTERCREAM: 140g icing sugar 50g butter, softened 2 tsp milk 2 tsp lemon curd TO DECORATE: Edible flowers or sprinkles

These bite sized cupcakes are great at a tea party, where there are lots of tempting treats to try and are also perfect for small children. To make these as larger cupcakes increase the cooking time by approximately 5-7 minutes. INGREDIENTS FOR THE CUPCAKES: 60g unsalted butter, softened 60g caster sugar

1. For the cupcakes: Preheat oven to 190°C/170°C fan/gas 5. Line mini muffin tins with approximately 25-30 paper cases (makes 5 large, muffin sized cupcakes). 2. Using an electric whisk cream together the softened butter and sugar, until pale. 3. Gradually add the egg and mix well. Fold in the sifted flour and lemon zest, until just combined. 4. Spoon the mixture into the muffin

4. Preheat oven to 190°C/170°C fan/gas 5. 5. Place a spoonful of cooled onions into each pastry case. There may be onions left over (great with sausages!). Divide the egg and milk mixture between the tarts, ensuring that it does not reach the top edge of the pastry case. 6. Bake for 15 minutes, then remove and add crumbled feta and some fresh thyme to each tart. Return to the oven and bake for approximately 5-7 minutes, or until the pastry and feta are starting to brown. 7. Allow to cool a little before removing from the tins.

cases, (about 1 tsp in each) and bake for approximately 15-18 minutes. 5. For the buttercream: Rub the softened butter into the icing sugar using the back of a wooden spoon. Add the milk and lemon curd. Whisk with an electric mixer for a few minutes, until light and fluffy. 6. To decorate: Once the cupcakes have cooled, pipe small swirls of the buttercream on top and decorate with edible flowers or sprinkles.

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Set in the pretty town of Newmarket, known as the heart of British horse racing and just half an hour’s drive from Cambridge, the Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa is a picturesque resort ideally equipped and located for a relaxing weekend break. It can also lay claim to being Newmarket’s only four star hotel. A former hunting lodge built for the sixth Duke of Bedford in the 18th century, the hotel is a charming and impressive mélange of modern and traditional. We received the star quality treatment straight away, with a friendly welcome from the receptionists who organised a porter to collect our bags from the car tout suite.

Squires restaurant is an intimate space with friendly staff and a relaxed ambiance. There was a large variety of specialities from the eclectic menu, all of which could be altered to suit your tastes and requirements. We were spoilt for choice, but were recommended to round off the meal with the restaurant’s signature Chocolate Sphere dessert. Let’s just say it did not disappoint.

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As a British colony, Hong Kong was an enduring reminder of former empiric grandeur. Yet today is a very different story. 20 years since her last visit, Broadcaster Sue Lawley returns to discover a city charging headlong into the future…

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ong Kong has no room for the past. Its history lies buried beneath the crowd of skyscrapers that smother every inch of its surface, a constantly replenished jungle of stone, steel and glass. For a hundred and fifty years Hong Kong was a British colony. Extracted from the mainland of imperial China at the end of the Opium Wars in 1842, it survived invasion and occupation by the Japanese in the Second World War and the upheavals of the Chinese Communist Revolution until we returned it to China in 1997. A stroll round Hong Kong today, however, reveals none of this. Only the Peak Tram, a dainty piece of Victorian engineering that trundles tourists by the wagonload from the centre of the city to its highest point, reminds you of its colonial past. I hadn’t visited Hong Kong for more than twenty years – long before the handover to China. It may now be part of the People’s Republic of China but it has special status: it is still run on a capitalist system. And it’s growing at a colossal rate. However, residents can’t be certain what the future holds. ‘We have to be patient,’ I was told by a district judge. ‘We don’t know what

will happen – but if you go to cities such as Shanghai, they are every bit as commercial as here. They don’t seem “communist” at all.’ Other residents are more sceptical. A distinguished British-born Chinese man told me that the unseen but controlling hand of the People’s Republic now infected all the major decisions about the government of Hong Kong. Armed with these political thoughts, I set out to explore the world’s most vertical city. In the best areas, land is at a premium – apartments sell for about £3,000 per square foot, as much, if not more, than the swishest Knightsbridge properties – but beyond the city lie miles of untouched countryside, too steep and unforgiving to be developed. I was taken by boat around some of the hundreds of uninhabited islands and their beautiful beaches off the coast of the New Territories and shown nature trails that lead through miles of forest. Hiking, sailing and golf are now important Hong Kong activities: an essential escape from the suffocating crowds at its heart. My own escape from the bustle lay in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, the first luxury hotel to be opened in Hong Kong, which is this year celebrating its fiftieth anniversary. Here you can imagine what life in colonial days might have been like. The place is immaculate: you feel like the governor (or the governor’s wife) as soon as you walk in. Doors are opened, lifts summoned, bags carried and tables booked by an army of staff. The only thing that’s changed about this hotel is its location. It’s still in the same spot – but whereas it once stood almost on the waterfront near where the Star Ferry crosses from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon, it’s now five hundred yards back from the water. Land has been reclaimed from the harbour to allow more building. That’s Hong Kong for you. Although none of this appears to have affected the hotel’s views, and its restaurants, bars and rooms still offer a magnificent panorama of Victoria Harbour. The Mandarin Oriental is still the epitome of Asian luxury. Such service does not come cheap, of course, but if you want a refuge from the enervating world of Hong Kong, it’s the place to be.

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Since passing into Chinese hands, Hong Kong’s entrepreneurial activity has only increased. But something else seems to be happening too. The city has a more international feel – perhaps the result of the flood of Chinese who now visit from across the border. Kowloon, the home of Chinese night markets and tailors’ shops, is now also full of global shopping brands which jostle for space between the myriad of stalls and shops selling goods from all over the world. On Hong Kong Island, a stroll along Hollywood Road – on what are called the Mid-Levels – reveals an endless parade of trendy art galleries and designer boutiques. In the old days you would never have thought of Hong Kong as an ‘arty’ place. That’s all changing now. But the essence of Hong Kong remains: its flood of trade is like the estuary of a great river fed by tributaries from many different places. This new dynamism affects two of the

things for which Hong Kong has always been famous – food and architecture. You can still eat a sumptuous meal at any one of the hundreds of local restaurants, often choosing your seafood from a tank in the window, but in recent years the international march of the foodie army has arrived on Hong Kong’s shores, sprinkling its stars and its little red forks on restaurants of all descriptions. Eating in Hong Kong has always been an adventure into a culinary jungle, but these days they give you a map. Making a decision about where to eat proved one of the most taxing parts of my visit. And the buildings just get taller. The new International Commerce Centre which stands at the western end of Victoria Harbour is, at over 1,500 feet, now the tallest building in the city. They wanted to make it even taller, but that would have meant it was higher than Hong Kong’s highest natural point, The Peak, so the building was scaled back. Nevertheless, it’s a towering reminder of the energy and power that Asia, and particularly China, is now unleashing. Under the Basic Law that was enacted as part of the handover to China, English remains, with Chinese, one of the city’s two official languages – a status it will retain for the next thirty-four years at least. But language is just about the only element of Hong Kong’s colonial past that’s still in existence.

Everything else has gone, obliterated by the city’s relentless march into the future, a metropolis stretching ever upwards in its search for commercial heaven. It is a twenty-first century phenomenon: a place where the world is changing fast. It’s this that makes Hong Kong a place that has to be seen.

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An imposing double fronted, detached family home (192 sq m/2,067 sq ft approx.) with separate garage and off street parking, tucked away on this quiet residential street in Grove Park. Having undergone recent refurbishment, the house is presented in excellent condition. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 en suite), 2 reception rooms, kitchen, utility room, cloakroom, garage, off street parking, garden. EPC Rating C.

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Coningham Road SHEPHERDS BUSH W12

FREEHOLD £1 , 595,0 0 0

Stylish and sophisticated living is at the heart of this Victorian terrace house (200 sq m/2,152 sq ft approx.) having undergone full remodelling and refurbishment. The house has an easy flow and is decorated in a light and contemporary manner. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (1 en suite), reception room, reception room/bedroom 5, kitchen/diner, cloakroom, utility room, garden. EPC Rating C.

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Lakeside Road BROOK GREEN W14

FREEHOLD £1,450,000

A substantial, late Victorian family home (175 sq m/1,884 sq ft approx.) offering bright and well proportioned accommodation. The house is bright with high ceilings and is decorated in a contemporary manner with neutral colour schemes and hardwood floors. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, (en suite) reception room, kitchen/dining room, cloakroom, cellar utility room, garden. EPC Rating D.

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A bright and spacious one bedroom flat (43 sq m/463 sq ft approx.) which would be perfect for a first time buy or an ideal rental investment. Located on the third floor of what was once an old dairy, this property is presented in excellent condition throughout. Double bedroom, en-suite bathroom, open plan reception room/kitchen. EPC Rating D.

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Sulgrave Road

BROOK GREEN W6

Lakeside Road

BROOK GREEN W14

A fantastic opportunity to rent a substantial, modern family home. The house has been recently renovated and provides well-proportioned accommodation, it benefits from a spacious master bedroom with dressing room and en suite shower room. 5 bedrooms, bathroom, en suite shower room, utility room, cloakroom, double reception room with semi open plan kitchen, second reception room/play room, decked garden. EPC Rating C.

A newly refurbished split level apartment with private garden and fantastic eat in kitchen. The property has undergone a total refurbishment and offers extremely spacious, smart accommodation with excellent storage just a short walk from Shepherds Bush station (central line). 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), cloakroom, reception room, kitchen, patio garden. EPC Rating C.

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Woodstock Grove

Sinclair Gardens

BROOK GREEN W14

BROOK GREEN W14

A beautiful bright and spacious flat, with an impressive garden and roof terrace available for a short term let. This garden flat is ideally situated, just a short walk away from the Westfield shopping centre and the Central Line or Holland Park underground stations. 2 bedrooms, bathroom, reception room, kitchen, garden, roof terrace. EPC Rating C.

A beautifully presented and generous garden flat with great entertaining space arranged over 1,000 sq ft. The generous reception room leads onto a beautifully landscaped garden. Benefiting from extensive storage with a walk in wardrobe in the master bedroom as well as a pantry/utility off the kitchen. 2 bedrooms, bathroom, reception room, kitchen, utility room, garden. EPC Rating D.

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A superb brand newly refurbished garden flat tucked away in a quiet pocket of West Kensington. The property is particularly spacious and has been refurbished to an exceptionally high spec and benefits from both bedrooms being en suite. 2 bedrooms, bathroom, shower room (both en suite) large reception/open plan kitchen, entrance hall/storage, utility room, garden. EPC rating D.

A superb flat, full of charm and exceptionally light that has been fully refurbished throughout. The flat is in an extremely well maintained building with very smart communal areas. This wonderful property offers a good size reception with semi open plan kitchen and dining room with triple sash windows. 2 bedrooms, bathroom, reception room, open plan kitchen/dining room. EPC Rating E.

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Welbeck Court

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WEST KENSINGTON W14

An immaculately presented, fully modernised flat with large sash windows and plenty of natural light. The flat would be ideal for a couple or a professional wanting more space. This wonderful property has been carefully looked after by the owners and is on a very quiet road in a popular area of Brook Green. 2 bedrooms, bathroom, reception room, semi open plan kitchen. EPC Rating D

A very high spec apartment in a well maintained mansion building just moments from High Street Kensington. This very smart flat has been completely refurbished and provides good storage. Addison Bridge Place benefits from being a short walk from either the District Line at West Kensington or High Street Kensington. Bedroom, bathroom, reception room, kitchen. EPC Rating D.

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Completely at home in West London. With over 35 years’ experience and 50 branches across the Capital, our local knowledge and London network will ensure we achieve the right property result for you. Our dedicated West London branches include • Brook Green • Ealing • Chiswick • Hammersmith

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A stunning and contemporary designed five bedroom, three reception room semi detached house. This property is located near Ealing Common and South Ealing underground stations.

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Rylett Crescent, Shepherd’s Bush, W12 £2,250,000 Freehold Hammersmith 020 8563 9633 Email shm@kfh.co.uk

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A beautifully presented semi detached, bay fronted Victorian house providing 2,353 sq ft of living accommodation arranged over three floors.

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King Street, Hammersmith, W6 Prices from ÂŁ625,000 Just two remaining new build one bedroom apartments situated on the ground floor of this landmark residential development. The apartments are spacious, have outside space and benefit from underground gated parking. St Peters Place is due to be completed in Spring 2014. Leasehold. Land and New Homes 020 8222 7200 Email newhomes@kfh.co.uk

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King Street, Hammersmith, W6 Prices from ÂŁ1,400,000 A collection of beautiful new build townhouses set around a desirable residential square. These stunning houses offer both three and five bedroom accommodation with outside space and underground gated parking. St Peters Place is due to be completed in Spring 2014. Freehold. Land and New Homes 020 8222 7200 Email newhomes@kfh.co.uk

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Bromyard Avenue, Acton, W3 £3,684 pcm Furnished or unfurnished Hammersmith 020 8563 9889 Email lhm@kfh.co.uk

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A beautiful four bedroom mews house in Acton arranged over four levels and benefitting from a garden and off street parking.

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Aylmer Road, Chiswick, W12 £1,842 pcm A beautiful two bedroom flat with modern kitchen, open plan living area, private patio and communal garden. Situated on a delightful residential road in Wendell Park close to local schools and transport links. Furnished. EPC rating D. Chiswick 020 8987 0099 Email lck@kfh.co.uk

Woodfield Road, Ealing, W5 £4,500 pcm This six bedroom detached house offers a large living room, separate kitchen/diner, four bathrooms (three en suite), rear garden and off street parking. Located on a sought after road near local schools and amenities. Unfurnished. EPC rating E. Ealing 020 8799 3899 Email lel@kfh.co.uk

£210 tenancy agreement fee per property. Other fees apply, visit kfh.co.uk/lettingsfees

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ABSOLUTELY Property

Prime Purchase Vendor Advice The Importance of Using The Right Agent

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n order to get optimum value for your home, choosing the right agent is extremely important. Getting your home valued correctly is just the beginning of the journey. It is critical to understand how the agent has calculated the price of your home and what they are basing it on. An exceptional agent will talk you through the processes within a market appraisal to hone your understanding on the final price, and provide you with examples of properties that are similar to your own. Deciding to sell your home is a big decision, and a bespoke marketing strategy is imperative. You need to know your agent is using the best approaches to sell your home, be it an open day or having it featured in an exclusive magazine. At Orchards of London, we advertise on over thirty-six portals such as Zoopla and Rightmove; this is truly beneficial for our clients as it helps their property cover a wide radius of potential buyers within London. Choosing an agent based on low-cost charges can end up proving quite costly in the long run. You may find that corners are cut in terms of marketing and there is a lack of dedication put into selling your home. Time is of the essence when you are trying to sell your home, and it is essential to find an estate agent who is willing to be flexible enough to work around the hours that suit you and an agent who listens to your needs. You only get one chance to sell your home so it is paramount to make sure every opportunity is maximized to achieve the results you want, and better yet, to beat all expectations.

Lewis Pugh

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020 8995 9797; orchardsoflondon.com

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grand period house, which has been modernized and is located on the ever-popular Aldbourne Road. Set on a quiet residential street, the accommodation comprises five bedrooms, a beautiful double reception room which leads into a kitchen diner of ample proportions, a gorgeous private garden of 50 ft, two well-appointed bathrooms (one of which is en suite) and a utility room. Period style features abound and include grand fi replaces and ornate cornicing. Its calm belies its close proximity to many local amenities, not least amongst which is the award winning Princess Victoria gastro pub.

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Aldbourne Road, W12 ÂŁ1,400,000 Freehold

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BLANDFORD ROAD, W4 A well presented house located in the Bedford Park Conservation Area, convenient for Turnham Green and Chiswick Park Underground stations. Approx. 1,765 sq ft. Energy Rating: D. 4 bedrooms, bathroom, en suite shower room, 2 reception rooms, conservatory, cloakroom, garden. Freehold Guide Price £1,500,000 SOLD

Fairlawn Grove, W4

SOLD

Guide £1,595,000 Barrowgate Road, W4

SOLD

Guide £2,250,000 Glebe Street, W4

CHISWICK 020 8995 9394 chiswick@johndwood.co.uk

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Guide £1,150,000 St Peters Square, W6

Guide £4,000,000

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BEDFORD ROAD, W4 One of Bedford Park’s most prestigious houses occupying a substantial corner plot. Sensitively extended with planning consents approved to add an additional c. 1,161 sq ft. Energy Rating: F. 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 receptions, study, heated indoor swimming pool, garden, double garage. Freehold SOLD

Kingscote Road, W4

SOLD

Guide £1,090,000 The Avenue, W4

SOLD

Guide £2,750,000 Thornton Avenue, W4

CHISWICK 020 8995 9394 chiswick@johndwood.co.uk

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Guide £1,500,000 Marlborough Cresent,W4

Guide £1,850,000

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PREBEND MANSIONS, W4 A 2nd floor flat situated in a popular development on Chiswick High Road and convenient for Turnham Green and Stamford Brook Underground stations. Approx. 1,167 sq ft. Energy Rating: D. 3 bedrooms, bathroom, reception room, kitchen/breakfast room, balcony, communal garden. Freehold Share Guide Price £999,950

KIRTON CLOSE, W4 A well presented family house located close to Belmont School, Chiswick High Road and both Turnham Green and Chiswick Park Underground stations. Approx. 1,199 sq ft. Energy Rating: C. 3 bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, reception room, garden. Freehold Guide Price £795,000 SOLD

Chiswick Mall, W4

SOLD

Guide £2,000,000 Airedale Avenue, W4

SOLD

Guide £1,850,000 Cranbrook Road, W4

CHISWICK 020 8995 9394 chiswick@johndwood.co.uk

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Guide £1,090,000 Watchfield Court, W4

Guide £695,000

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CHISWICK LANE, W4 A beautiful Edwardian house close to Chiswick High Road. Approx. 3,362 sq ft. Energy Rating: E. Master bedroom suite, 5 further bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, en suite shower room, 2 reception rooms, play room, kitchen/dining room, utility, cellar, roof terrace, garden, garage, off-street parking. Freehold

Guide Price £2,295,000

ST PETER’S VILLAS, W6 A Grade II Listed house in the St Peter’s Square Conservation Area convenient for Stamford Brook Underground station and Chiswick High Road. Approx. 1,664 sq ft. Energy Rating: D. 3/4 bedrooms, shower room, bathroom, double reception room, study, dining room, gardens. Freehold

Guide Price £1,795,000

SOLD

Cornwall Grove, W4

SOLD

Guide £999,950 Bedford Road, W4

SOLD

Guide £3,850,000 Theresa Road, W6

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Guide £1,200,000 Chiswick Green Studios, W4

Guide £799,950

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IN THEIR OWN

WORDS DEREK FLETCHER

Associate Director of John D Wood & Co., Chiswick Photography: Rebecca Noonan

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t seems incredible, but when I first started out as an Estate Agent in Chiswick in 1981, following six years in Her Majesty’s Diplomatic Service, a one bedroom flat cost less than £20,000, a Glebe Estate cottage had just sold for over £30,000 and a semi detached Grade II listed Norman Shaw house in the Bedford Park Conservation Area had just broken through the £200,000 level and mortgage interest rates were around 15%. Today, at John D Wood & Co. we are selling that same one bedroom flat for over £400,000, Glebe Estate cottages are selling for over £1,200,000 and you don’t get much change from £3,200,000 for a semi detached property in Bedford Park and mortgage interest rates are 0.5%. They say that time flies when you are having fun, and whilst I can’t quite believe where the time has gone and how many changes there have been in Chiswick over the past three decades, the principle things which define the area haven’t. Chiswick is still a prime location for people looking for a true residential area which retains a real sense of community. It has lovely open green spaces, including Chiswick House Grounds, as well as excellent tube, train and road links into central London, as well as west to Heathrow, the M25 and the South West. Chiswick’s excellent local schools have always been a real magnet for young families and once here people settle here stay for the long term,

reluctant to move out of the area. At John D Wood & Co. I have been delighted to continue to play an active part in the local community with continued sponsorship of the Bedford Park Festival, Artists At Home and the annual Chiswick Dog Show, all of which contribute to making this such special place to live and work. Last year proved an extremely busy year for the Chiswick residential property market as we saw continuing strong demand both from local residents and a constant stream of people moving from more central London boroughs looking for larger properties in this desirable neighbourhood. Increased confidence in the country’s economic recovery, improving liquidity in the mortgage market and lack of supply were the key reasons behind this, and competitive interest saw ‘sealed bids’ become commonplace and exceptional sales prices achieved. Prices rose approximately 7-10 per cent in 2013, bringing property values up between 20-25 percent since 2007. 2014 has started strongly and we are once again experiencing an imbalance of supply and demand with 32 potential purchasers registered for every property on our sales list. If you are thinking of moving and would to discuss the sale of your home, my team and I would be delighted to help. � 020 8995 9394; johndwood.co.uk

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Sandy Drive, Cobham

An modern family home situated in a private road on a mature plot with a woodland like setting. Six bedrooms • Dual aspect drawing room • Dining room • Study • Kitchen/breakfast room • Utility room • Family room • Games/media room • South west facing terrace Detached double garage and parking for several vehicles • Energy Rating: C

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Guide Price: £2,450,000

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An impressive Octagon built family home in a highly sought after gated private estate in Cobham. Six bedrooms • Spacious entrance hall • Drawing room • Dining room • Family room Study/playroom • Kitchen/breakfast/sitting room • Top floor games/media room Mature gardens • Integral double garage • Private estate • Energy Rating: D

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

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www.kerrandco.com A charming and spacious, two double bedroom garden flat with commanding panoramic views over the Thames from Hammersmith Bridge to Chiswick, set within this private gated purpose built low rise block. The apartment offers approximately 840 sq ft of accommodation and provides a large reception room with doors leading on to the private rear garden offering fantastic views over the Thames and benefits from secure off street parking.

Blades Court, Lower Mall, London W6 £925,000

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This modern stylish mews house is built with state-of-theart, energy saving technology within this popular new development. The property comprises of three double bedrooms with master being en-suite, reception room, kitchen/dining room, family bathroom, light roof terrace. The property offers in excess of 1,200 sq ft laid out over three floors. This green and energy saving property is built to “Passivhaus” standards which saves on average 90% on annual fuel bills; it does this with triple glazing throughout, insulated walls and Solar panels that heat the hot water, provide power and has a feed in system to the mains.

The Mews, Sulgrave Gardens, W6 £995,000

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A phenomenal, six bedroom Victorian home

15 Ravenscourt Avenue, London, W6 £4 million

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The house currently offers over 4,811 sq ft of family living and

lower ground and raised ground floors. The house offers wonderful

entertaining space behind an elegant early Victorian facade – but

living space including six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, four

standard expectations stop there. The current owners’ inspired

spacious reception rooms and a wonderful landscaped rear garden

tastes mix light and glass with bold colours and open spaces to

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create a fabulous contemporary living and dining area filling the

Kerr & Co are delighted to invite you to come and view this amazing Victorian home on Wednesday 12th February from 5pm to 7pm. A glass of Champagne will be provided on arrival. RSVP Robert Barr, Sales Manager on 020 8743 1166

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Central Chiswick, W4

A stunning one bedroom apartment.

Riverside, W4

A beautifully presented two bedroom apartment.

SOLD

Grove Park, W4

A detached house on a large wide plot.

Sworn & Co would like to thank all of their clients who successfully sold their properties through our agency in 2013‌

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Chiswick, W4

An outstanding extended ďŹ ve bedroom home.

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without you we would not have achieved the sales we have. We are proud to say that not a single sale fell through throughout the whole year and look forward to more of the same in 2014.

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Acton, W3

A unique one bedroom home.

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A three bedroom home near Chiswick High Road.

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Chiswick, W4

A four storey home in need of modernisation.

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Shepherds Bush, W12 A substantial four bedroom family home.

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Property News HAMMERSMITH GROVE, W6

HOUSE HUNTING Emma Harvey

which is also attracting plenty of interesting new businesses.

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The most interesting property I’ve been involved in is... The former home of Sir Frank Short, the noted engraver and head of the Engraving School at the Royal College of Art, is the fourth biggest house on Brook Green and was recently sold by Finlay Brewer for a record price of £4.5m.

Head of Lettings at Finlay Brewer

Property I’d most like on my books and why... There is a stunning house on the South side of Brook Green with lateral space and an extraordinary garden that evokes countryside living; a genuinely unique property. Best place to invest... Askew Village continues to build in both reputation and desirability, and many people are jumping at the chance to invest in this area,

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he rental market in Acton remains strong with tenant demand still ahead of supply, although there are some signs of a slowdown in the numbers of tenants looking for accommodation. Tenants are defi nitely becoming a little more

Finest property showcase... We have an extremely handsome semi-detached Villa style house on Hammersmith Grove with around 3800sq ft and a 70ft west facing garden; a rare opportunity for the right family. £4,650,000.

The toughest sale and why… Any sale where renovations have been carried out and building regulations not signed off are tough, especially if parties are in a chain. Personal situations including divorce and relocation unsurprisingly also create a difficult sales environment.

discerning, with fully managed properties being the most popular as tenants have confidence that any issues that arise will be dealt with promptly and professionally. At Orchards of London, our comprehensive letting and management services are proving particularly popular. Rental levels have remained strong and we currently have a wide selection of properties available between £550 - £2,500 per week. The rate of rental increase seen over the last two years has slowed and both landlords and tenants are being more discerning in ensuring that the transaction is right for both parties. The average length of a let has increased and now stands at over two years. Many landlords are taking advantage of increases in capital values to extend their portfolios and, whilst yields as a percentage may fall slightly over the coming months and rental returns are not likely to increase

significantly, they remain positive and, coupled with likely capital growth, buy to let investment looks attractive, particularly given the availability of appealing priced fi nance. Overall, the private rental sector in Acton and West London is an established market of choice for many and I expect this to continue as the economy recovers.

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MINUTES WITH...

Paul Price

Associate Director and Sales Manager at Marsh & Parsons, Brook Green � 020 7605 7760; marshandparsons.co.uk

FIELDING ROAD, W14

best people and invest in their careers and development, and make sure that impeccable customer service is the top of everyone’s agenda. Th is has resulted in us being awarded the Gold prize for ‘Best Customer Service’ by The Times & Sunday Times, for the second year running. What properties are you most excited about having on your books? At the moment everything is in high demand and all properties across our books are generating a lot of interest. I do like properties with great views, whether it be of the skyline, onto a park, a fabulous garden or the bustling streets. We currently have a property for sale on Fielding Road with fabulous panoramic views of the skyline.  What do you predict for the property market in 2014? A very similar pattern to the last 3-4 years; roughly a 10% increase in values and a 20% increase in people that want to move here. And perhaps a rise in interest rates towards the end of the year.

What do you like about the area? Th is location is hard to beat! Everything you need is on your doorstep - from shopping, dining, superb schools, great parks, brilliant transport links to anywhere in London (within 30 minutes) and easy access to Heathrow airport. What is your company ethos? How do you translate that into giving the best customer service possible? Our ethos is the balance of a strong work ethic, high integrity and a commitment to getting the best possible results for our clients. We ensure our clients not only enjoy the results that we can provide (usually the highest price), but also enjoy the experience of dealing with us. We recruit the

Castelnau, Barnes, SW13 £1,950,000

An immaculately converted coach house, conveniently located close to the heart of Barnes Village. This charming property provides flexible accommodation extending to1968 sq ft, with three bedrooms, four bathrooms, 2 reception rooms and also features a mature, west facing rear garden and a summer house.

Freehold � KFH Hammersmith: 020 8563 9633

SWORN & CO RUN FOR LEUKAEMIA CARE Stephen Hardy

Sales Manager at Sworn & Co Parsons, Brook Green � 020 8995 3076; swornandco.co.uk

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n April, I am running the London Marathon and despite the cold and wet the training carries on. The support that I have been given has been a huge help and the fund raising still carries on. A big thank you to everyone who bought cakes; more are promised in the near future. I am running for Leukaemia Care, a wonderful charity that focuses on care and support to those battling illness and to their families. If you would like to support them then my fundraising page is www.virginmoneygiving/stevehardy.

FIELDING ROAD, W14

THE BEST OF BARNES VILLAGE Annual price increase: 15% | Average house price: £1,197,056 (Zoopla)

KFH in conjunction with Zoopla.co.uk has compiled a selection of London village guides and found that living in or near to a village in London can typically command a premium in the region of 51%. Each month we’ll feature one of those villages, and this month we’re focusing on Barnes village. ‘The village on the river’, leafy Barnes is one of London’s oldest villages, predating the 1086 Domesday Book. With its own cricket green, a common, a duck pond, charming Georgian terraces and Victorian cottages, as well as a range of independent shops, weekly markets, delis and homely pubs, Barnes benefits from all the qualities of a true English country village. Located just five miles from London and taking only 20 minutes on the train to Waterloo, it is a very accessible village. It has a Transport links: Barnes train station (Zone 3) Bus routes: 33, 72 (24 hour), 209, 265, 283, 337, 419, 485 and 493. Night buses: N10 and N74

quiet, peaceful vibe with a strong sense of pride and local community – there is even a Barnes Community Association which organises a range of annual events including the popular summer Barnes Fair. The excellent local primary schools and St Paul’s private school, attracts young families from across the capital. Interesting Fact : Barnes is home to the pink fronted Rose House, which dates back to the 17thcentury.

Main schools: Barnes Primary School St Osmund’s Primary School

For more information visit www.kfh.co.uk/village-guides

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Contemporary elegance vintage style

Ravenscourt Gardens, • Stunning 2 bedroom apartments in a Grade II listed building – some ready for occupation now London W6 0TU • Many beautiful original features retained and restored 2 bedroom apartments • A gated development with secure parking and private from £750,000

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walled garden • Westfield Shopping Centre just 10 minutes by car* and 0844 644 1576 Stamford Brook tube station less than 5 minutes walk* lindenhomes.co.uk/ashlarcourt

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Luxurious Lettings Lowdown

for Landlords Preparation for Viewings The importance of preparing a property for a viewing shouldn’t be underestimated. A well-presented and cared-for property helps to attract your first tenant, achieve optimum rents in the face of competition and prevent reduce void periods. A clean, clutter-free and depersonalised property will let far more easily (and maybe at a higher price) than one with more visible mess. Every surface should sparkle, shine the floors, clean all carpets and counters and scrub the bathroom grout. Purge anything unnecessary or unsightly from surfaces, floors, cupboards and closets to create more space. Give tired looking rooms a lick of paint. Open blinds and pull the curtains back to allow as much natural light into the property as possible, and use table lamps to create an ambience. Switch on the heating an hour before a viewing, so buyers feel the warmth and see the potential. Viewers who aren’t comfortable won’t stay long. Think like an interior designer. ‘Dress’ the property and scatter cushions on sofas and place throws on beds. Purchase fresh flowers, scented candles and air fresheners to make the property smell nice.

A magnificent 3070 sq ft family home situated within this exclusive and secure, gated development.

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his home is located within a gated development on the River Thames. Offered in excellent condition, this fantastic property boasts high ceilings and oak flooring on the ground floor with fully integrated kitchen/diner and a large double reception with French doors opening onto a rear riverside garden and views of the river. The property comprises of master bedroom with river views, en-suite bathroom and dressing area, further five double bedrooms with three en-suite bathrooms, laundry room and two separate cloakrooms. The property is available at the beginning of March and is offered unfurnished.

Becky Contractor Associate Director at Featherstone Leigh � 020 8940 2332; featherstoneleigh.co.uk

Details

Redcliffe Gardens, W4 £1,650 Per Week

Contact

Andrew Nunn & Associates 020 8995 1500; andrewnunnassociates.co.uk

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ROLFE EAST Thinking of moving...

Montpelier Road, Ealing, W5 2QP

51 The Mall Ealing W5 3TA

020 8567 2242

£4,500,000 Freehold

Rolfe East are proud to offer this magnificent ‘one of a kind’ residence in Ealing! Situated within the Montpelier School catchment, this premier seven double bedroom detached home offers luxurious living and occupies a double sized plot. Offering huge entertainment space, reception rooms and a luxury fully fitted kitchen, the property boasts a further three bathrooms on the upper levels as well as a large loft, balcony to the front and huge basement below. Outside, it offers secure forecourt parking via remote gates, a garage and side access to the rear! Call our local Ealing office for further information on 0208 567 2242.

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Wavendon Avenue, Chiswick

ÂŁ1,750,000 Located on one of Chiswick's more desirable roads, This period house, arranged over three floors, has four bedrooms and three bathrooms 32' garden with rear access. EPC = D.

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Wellesley Road, Chiswick

£1,395,000 A renovated five bedroom, three bathroom family house arranged over three floors with bi-folding doors leading to a southerly facing patio and mature garden. EPC = D.

t: 020 8994 6567

Sutton Lane North, Chiswick

£1,050,000 A bright and spacious four bedroom period family house retaining many original features including high ceilings, ornate fireplace surrounds and oak flooring throughout. EPC = D.

t: 020 8994 6567

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Living the Dream � The most luxuriously appointed properties on the market. FREEHOLD

Burnaby Gardens, W4

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n imposing double fronted, detached family home with separate garage and off street parking, tucked away on this very quiet residential street in Grove Park. Having undergone recent refurbishment of a high standard, the house is presented in excellent condition. The house further benefits from four generous bedrooms, two of which are en suite. Further features include double height vaulted ceilings, fireplaces, bay windows, solid walnut flooring and air conditioning.

£1,650,000

Bective Leslie Marsh, Brook Green � 020 7603 5181; bective.co.uk

SHARED FREEHOLD

Stowe Road, W12

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Davisville Road, W12

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stunning apartment in a beautiful period house. The property has been refurbished to a high standard and features two bedrooms, an open plan kitchen and a private landscaped garden.

n imposing four bedroom Victorian house just off Askew Road and close to Ravenscourt Park. This house has an extended kitchen that flows from the double reception room, and offers plenty of space.

£800,000

£1,350,000

� 020 3280 3530; kfh.co.uk

� 020 8811 2929; philipwooller.com

KFH, Hammersmith

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Leopold House, Montrose Gardens, The Crown Estate, Oxshott

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uxurious brand new, Georgian-style home within the prestigious Crown Estate. The property provides an abundance of space, within over half an acre of grounds. Comprising seven/eight bedrooms with a master suite providing bedroom, sitting room, en-suite, dressing room and large terrace. Downstairs there are four reception rooms, cinema room and bespoke kitchen leading to a beautiful swimming pool with steam room.

£8,250,000 Sotheby’s International Realty

� 01932 860 537; sothebysrealty.co.uk

FREEHOLD

Ravenscourt Avenue, W6

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grand Victorian home offering circa 4,800 sq ft of highly stylish accommodation. The house offers phenomenal living space, six bedrooms and a wonderful landscaped rear garden. The house currently offers fantastic family living and entertaining space behind an elegant early Victorian facade – but standard expectations stop there. The current owners’ inspired tastes mix light and glass with bold colours and open spaces to create a fabulous contemporary living and dining area filling the lower ground and raised ground floors.

£4,000,000 Kerr & Co

� 020 8743 1166; kerrandco.com

Spotlight on W7: Average asking price - £425,701Average asking rents - £1,469 pcmAverage property value - £404,102

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FO R SALE

VALETTA ROAD W3 £ 5 5 0 , 0 0 0 SHARE OF FREEHOLD • • • • •

A first floor maisonette with planning for loft 2 double bedrooms Study / cot room Bathroom Reception room with working fireplace

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SW facing garden with separate access Own ground floor entrance Current planning for loft conversion 724 sq ft / 67 sq m approx. EPC - C

EAST ACTON LANE W3 £ 575 , 0 0 0 FREEHOLD • • • • •

A pretty Victorian semi detached cottage 2 double bedrooms Generous bathroom Double reception room with parquet floor Kitchen

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35’ west facing garden Front garden and side access Close to Acton Central station and Park Club 693 sq ft / 64 sq m approx. EPC - D

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ST ELMO ROAD W12 £1, 2 5 0 , 0 0 0 FREEHOLD • • • • •

An incredibly pretty stucco fronted Mid Victorian house 3 double bedrooms Bathroom with separate shower Cloakroom Double reception room with fireplace

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Well executed side return extension Great entertaining / family dining space Private south facing patio garden with separate access Select position in street close to Askew Road 1270 sq ft / 118 sq m approx. (EPC - E)

TH E VALE W3 GUIDE PRICE £1, 4 0 0 , 0 0 0 FREEHOLD • • • • •

A fine Mid Victorian family house 3/4 double bedrooms 2 bathrooms (1 en suite) Separate WC 2/3 reception rooms with original fireplaces

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Adaptable basement / utility Kitchen/breakfast room 41’ south facing garden plus 18’ side return Great light and original detail 2206 sq ft / 205 sq m approx. (EPC – F)

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DAVISVILLE ROAD W12 £1, 3 5 0 , 0 0 0 FREEHOLD • • • • •

A tall well planned four storey family house 4 double bedrooms 2 bathrooms (1 en suite) Shower room Double reception room

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Fabulous extended family kitchen/dining room 22’ SE facing garden Attic playroom/office with development potential Close to Askew Road and Ravenscourt Park 1800 sq ft / 167 sq m approx.

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DALLING ROAD W6 GUIDE PRICE £1, 8 0 0 , 0 0 0 FREEHOLD • • • • •

A substantial end-terrace Victorian family house 4 double bedrooms 2 bathrooms (1 en suite) 25’ Double reception room Kitchen / breakfast room

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Generous basement with good head height Good potential to develop further West facing walled garden Minutes from Ravenscourt Park 2185 sq ft / 203 sq m approx. inc. b’ment (EPC - F)

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Cleveland Avenue, Chiswick, W4

ÂŁ1,600,000

A truly stunning four bedroom family home boasting two reception rooms and excellent storage, which is beautifully presented in immaculate condition, in this sought after Chiswick Road. The property has a beautiful and spacious reception room, separate dining room which leads onto a fabulous contemporary kitchen with utility room and a wonderful decked garden. Cleveland Avenue is conveniently situated within easy reach of the amenities of Chiswick High Road. The nearest transport links include Turnham Green and Stamford Brook (District Lines). 7 Station Parade, Ealing Common, London, W5 3LD Tel: 020 8992 4242 enquiries@orchardsoflondon.com

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Twyford Avenue, Acton, W3

£1,599,950

A truly exceptional extended seven bedroom family home laid out over three floors offered to the market in superb condition throughout, benefitting from two bathrooms and off street parking. The property comprises a grand entrance hallway with wonderful geometric tile flooring, spacious light and airy reception room with feature fireplace and French doors leading to a delightful garden, a dining room with bay sash window, a modern kitchen, utility room and cloakroom. Transport links include Ealing Common (District and Piccadilly lines) and West Acton (Central line).

Coverdale Road, Shepherds Bush, W12

£1,250 per week

Orchards of London are delighted to offer to the market for let this truly superb five bedroom property benefitting from a fabulous living and entertaining space presented in immaculate condition. The property consists of a double reception and dining room with solid oak flooring and built-in storage, a stunning modern kitchen/diner leading out to a beautiful conservatory and private garden. Tenancy charges may vary. All Fees stated are exclusive of VAT. Preparation of Tenancy Agreement &/or Change of Occupancy: £200 (per tenant), deposit, check-in Fee £195 (optional). End of the tenancy agreement: Check out fee of £195 if the property has an inventory conducted on tenancy commencement. Renewal Fee of £195 which falls due after initial fixed term. Contract change £200. Rent advertised does not include any additional services such as council tax, water or utility charges unless stipulated otherwise.

82 High Street, Acton, London, W3 6QX Tel: 020 8997 0076 enquiries@orchardsoflondon.com

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Creffield Road, Ealing, W5

£2,399,950

A truly stunning five double bedroom detached family home boasting luxurious living and stylish décor throughout, presented in immaculate condition. This amazing home comprises a spacious hallway with grand fireplace and beautiful stained glass windows, this leads onto three stylish reception rooms, a very large, contemporary kitchen diner with a wealth of natural light and full height sliding doors opening onto an extensive rear garden.

Gunnersbury Avenue, Ealing, W5

£1,442 per week

A truly superb seven bedroom family home set across three floors boasting an extensive private garden with swimming pool, private garage and off street parking in an ideal location close to Gunnersbury Park. The property consists of a spacious hallway and guest cloakroom, a tremendous open plan living and dining room with feature fireplace and modern kitchen with adjoining utility room, downstairs bedroom and en-suite shower room. There is a family room with extensive eaves storage on the second floor with two good size bedrooms. Tenancy charges may vary. All Fees stated are exclusive of VAT. Preparation of Tenancy Agreement &/or Change of Occupancy: £200 (per tenant), deposit, check-in Fee £195 (optional). End of the tenancy agreement: Check out fee of £195 if the property has an inventory

7 Station Parade, Ealing Common, London, W5 3LD Tel: 020 8992 4242 enquiries@orchardsoflondon.com

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Yeldham Road, Hammersmith, W6

£1,375,000

A beautifully presented four bedroom family home offered to the market in excellent condition, boasting open plan living space and wonderful natural light throughout, ideally located in Hammersmith. The property comprises a bright and spacious double reception room, with folding doors leading into a kitchen diner and a delightful private garden. Yeldham Road is a quiet residential street conveniently located near the transport links.

Hammersmith Grove, Hammersmith, W6

£2,325 per week

A truly spectacular six bedroom semi-detached family home offering stylish and spacious accommodation throughout, with a large private garden and secure off street parking, in a superb Central Hammersmith location. The property has fabulous, modern entrance hall with a breath taking spiral staircase leading us up and throughout the property. There are a further three floors boasting an amazing reception room with gas fire and large bay window, a fantastic master suite with dressing room, study and very large en-suite bathroom, a further five bedrooms and two bathrooms. conducted on tenancy commencement. Renewal Fee of £195 which falls due after initial fixed term. Contract change £200. Rent advertised does not include any additional services such as council tax, water or utility charges unless stipulated otherwise.

www.orchardsoflondon.com Tel: 020 8995 9797 171 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, London, W4 2DR

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Property Round up Tom Raywood

Sales Manager at Bushells, Hammersmith � 020 8748 3630; bushells.com

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ast year was very strong for the Hammersmith sales market, fi nishing with a flourish, which resulted in our best December since 2008. The New Year is set to continue in this trend, with buyer registrations in January already threatening to break records. Local developments such as the Kings Mall on King Street and the many residential developments have set Hammersmith fi rmly on the map as a great location for homebuyers. The virtually unparalleled transport connections, local bars and restaurants paint an attractive picture for

Aimee Bruce Associate Director at Fitz-Gibbon, Chiswick & West London Office

both homebuyers and investors and continue to attract companies to set up offices here with the likes of Coca Cola, Disney and Harper Collins already established in the area. The traditional approach of vendors targeting spring as a prime time to market property is slowly dissolving as the constant flow of highly motivated and market aware buyers increases. 2014 is likely to see prices in the Hammersmith area break the pre-credit crunch levels, with transaction levels also greatly increasing.

� 020 8995 3335; fitzgibbon.co.uk

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s we move into Spring, not only will the weather be getting warmer (we hope!) but the lettings marketing will be hotting up as well. We see a surge of enquiries from corporate relocation agents and their clients at this time of year looking for both family homes and smaller, one and two bedroom properties for individual applicants. The corporate market is our speciality and at Fitz-Gibbon, we pride ourselves on having the expertise and know-how to fi nd the right tenants for the right properties. We advise all clients on how to maximise the letting potential of their property and increase the appeal; it is important if you are thinking about letting your home to bring to the market at the right time of year. Please give us a call to discuss in more detail.

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Staveley Road, W4

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� 020 8995 3443; chestertonhumberts.com

� 020 8741 8485; london-estates.net

beautifully presented semi-detached house located in this prestigious tree lined road in Grove Park. The accommodation is arranged over 3 floors with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, modern kitchen/diner, large reception, dining room & an attractive garden

Chesterton Humberts, Chiswick

fantastic period building which boasts two spacious double bedrooms, with amazing location close to Gunnersbury Tube Station and easy access to the M4.

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FAIRLAWN AVENUE, W4

£465,000

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An amazingly light, well presented triple aspect flat with the added benefit of a balcony and private garden. Three bedrooms, luxury bathroom, 14' reception room, fully integrated kitchen, gas fired central heating, share in the freehold, balcony and private garden with side access. Ideally situated within close proximity of Chiswick Park tube station and the extensive shopping and restaurant facilities on Chiswick High Road.

LINDENHOUSE, GARDENS, W4 KING’S ENNISMORE AVENUE, W4

£330 PER WEEK £2,950,000

newlybuilt decorated lower detached ground floor garden flatset with private west facing garden. Largetechnology double bedroom with wardrobes, A newly contemporary house, discreetly behind secure gates, boasting the latest and ideally positioned for all reception amenities. room with wood floors, bathroom with bedrooms, shower over, kitchen, garden. The flat is on room, one of bestwith located roads,roof, moments from the shops, Luxury master suite, four further threefitted further luxury bathrooms, sauna/steam 25’Chiswick's reception room retractable 25’ bespoke kitchen/ breakfast room, fullyon integrated cinema/family room, from private landscaped gardens, additional courtyard, off street parking for three cars. Ideally situated just restaurants cafés the High20’ Road and 5 minutes Turnham Green station. The property is available early September, furnished. north of Chiswick High Road offering close proximity to Turnham Green Tube Station, and the boutique shops, clubs and restaurants; no chain.

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SALES LETTINGS POINTROAD, WHARFW4 LANE, TW8 PARK

£350 PER WEEK Guide Price £1,250,000

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First time to the market fortwo overdouble 90 years,bedroom this semi-detached familyflat house is ideally located in one of Grove Parksdevelopment. premier roads with the additional benefit of a plan Beautifully presented second floor in this highly sought after riverside Boasting a stunning open  Three  Bathroom  Separate  Large  Two fully  Kitchen/Breakfast magnificent 100’Westroom, facingagarden bedrooms Large loft hallroom, reception kitchen reception river side balcony and amaster ensuite bedroom. LargeWC open planentrance reception fittedrooms kitchen with granite work  Private 100’ west facing garden  Situated in one of Grove Parks premier roads, opposite Chiswick House Grounds and close to numerous room Conservatory tops,fitted wardrobes and riverside views. Underground parking space included. transport facilities  No chain.

QUEEN ANNES GROVE, W4 MAYFIELD AVENUE, W4

£430 PER WEEK £2,000,000

large, light and beautifully presented twolocated doubleinbedroom flatresidential on this highly desirable road the heart Bedford from AAfantastic Semi-Detached Victorian House ideally the tree lined street running North off in Chiswick Highof Road. MasterPark, Suite just with minutes dressing room  Three furtherstation.  31’views  Cellar  17’ Fully integrated Kitchen/ Turnham Top floor position ensures beautiful from the reception and bedrooms. and luxury Green ensuiteunderground double bedrooms Two further bathrooms Through reception room  Cloakroom Breakfast Room  Private 40’ West facing garden  Situated off Chiswick High Road offering close proximity to Turnham Green Tube Station and the extensive shopping, restaurant and bar facilities.

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Staveley Road, Chiswick W4

A beautifully presented 4 bedroom semi-detached family house located on this prestigious tree lined residential road in the heart of Grove Park. The accommodation is arranged over 3 floors with a fabulous entrance hallway, downstairs cloakroom, 2 reception rooms, fitted kitchen/breakfast room with patio doors opening onto the garden. On the 1st floor there are 3 bedrooms & family bathroom & the top floor features a master bedroom suite with en-suite shower room. To the rear there is a wonderful garden with lawn area & attractive borders.

£1,500,000 freehold

Chiswick

020 8995 3443

sales.chiswick@chestertonhumberts.com

EPC rating F

Corney Road, Chiswick W4

A mid-terrace family house with south west facing garden, 3 double bedrooms, family bathroom, open plan double reception room, kitchen/breakfast room & useful basement. The property offers the scope to refurbish & create a fabulous family house. EPC rating E

£900,000 freehold

Bromyard House, Bromyard Avenue W3

A wonderfully light & totally refurbished 4th floor apartment, in this well run purpose built building. Comprises 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double reception room & kitchen. Lift access & 24 hour porterage. EPC rating D

£489,950 leasehold

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Woodstock Road, Chiswick W4

A semi-detached family home on this wonderful tree-lined road in the Bedford Park conservation area of Chiswick. This attractive house has recently been redecorated & also has the scope to extend (STPP). The property boasts a rear garden in excess of 50ft, 2 separate reception rooms, downstairs cloakroom & kitchen/dining room. On the 1st floor there are 4 bedrooms & family bathroom. EPC rating E

£2,200,000 freehold

Chiswick

020 8995 3443

sales.chiswick@chestertonhumberts.com

Sutton Court Road, Chiswick W4

A spacious split level 2 bedroom conversion flat forming part of this handsome semi-detached period house, arranged over the 1st & 2nd floors comprising large reception room with doors opening onto a private west facing roof terrace, modern fitted kitchen & bathroom. EPC rating E

£595,000 leasehold

Goldhawk Road, Stamford Brook W6

A 2 bedroom apartment located on the 5th floor of this 1930s block perfectly placed for access to Stamford Brook underground station & the excellent facilities of Chiswick High Road & King Street, as well as the open spaces of Ravenscourt Park. EPC rating C

£525,000 leasehold

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Branch Manager 020 8994 4111 faronsutaria.co.uk jleslie@faronsutaria.co.uk

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The Windmill, W4 £399,950 Leasehold

Courtlands, TW10 £575,000 Leasehold

A lovely apartment right in the heart of Chiswick. Offers a double bedroom with built in wardrobes, westerly facing reception, bathroom, kitchen and use of a large roof terrace. EPC: D

A spacious apartment in the sought after courtlands development. Two double bedrooms, large reception with sliding doors onto a southerly facing balcony, good size bathroom, kitchen, off St parking and garage. EPC: D

Sutton Lane south, W4 £438 PW Furnished

Balfern Grove, W4 £358 PW Unfurnished

A fabulous garden flat of just under 1000 sq ft comprising of two double bedrooms, two bathrooms, very large living room, modern kitchen, garden and off St Parking. EPC: E

A recently updated garden flat with flexible accommodation. The property can either be used as a two double bedroom flat with one reception or Vice Versa. Modern kitchen, large shower room, south facing garden. EPC: D

www.gordonlindsayassociates.com 020 8400 2726 / email info@gordonlindsayassociates.com

or visit the “register” section of the website and submit your details and questions.

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Church Street, W4

£1000 per week

Redcliffe Gardnes, W4

£1650 per week

A truly unique grade II listed house with ample of character situated only a stone’s throw from the River Thames. Available immediately. Unfurnished. EPC=E

A magnificent 3070sq ft family home situated within this exclusive and secure, gated development with a porter on the River Thames. Property is available beginning of March and is offered unfurnished. EPC= D

Eden Studios, W4

Powell Place, W4 £550 per week

£520 per week

A stunning two bedroom mews house in this new gated development located on Beaumont Road close to all amenities and facilities of Chiswick. Including garden and allocated secure parking. Available immediately. Furnished. EPC=B

Nicely presented flat in this newly built gated development located just off Devonshire Road and moments from Chiswick High Road. Property benefits from underfloor heating and an allocated parking space. Available beginning of March. Unfurnished. EPC=B.

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DEVONPORT ROAD, W12 An imposing 3 storey mid-Victorian villa style terraced house with a mature well kept garden. Energy Rating: C. 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, office, utility room. £1,300,000 Freehold Share 020 8419 1273 shepbush@faronsutaria.co.uk

MORNINGTON AVENUE, W14 A superb maisonette featuring spacious accommodation over 2 floors. Close to West Kensington and Barons Court Underground stations. Energy Rating: D. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double reception, utility, garden. £900,000 Freehold Share 020 8419 1273 shepbush@faronsutaria.co.uk

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BLYTHE ROAD, W14 A modern and spacious 4th floor apartment located in a luxury block. Approx. 1,644 sq ft. Energy Rating: B. 3 double bedrooms, 3 en suite bathrooms, double reception room, 2 balconies, access to leisure facilities. £1,900,000 Freehold Share 020 8419 1273 shepbush@faronsutaria.co.uk

BAMBOROUGH GARDENS, W12 A well maintained house in an excellent location arranged as 6 bedsits, a lower ground floor 1 bedroom flat and a rear garden, with potential to extend. Energy Rating: E. 7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, reception, storage. £1,800,000 Freehold 020 8419 1273 shepbush@faronsutaria.co.uk

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DARTMOUTH PLACE, W4 A modern end-of-terrace family home in a cul-de-sac, looking onto communal gardens. Located 0.9 of a mile to Turnham Green Underground station. Energy Rating: D. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 receptions, garden. £825,000 Freehold 020 8419 1263 chiswick@faronsutaria.co.uk

ARLINGTON GARDENS, W4 An impressive ground floor period conversion garden flat with off-street parking located in the heart of Chiswick, close to the amenities of the Chiswick High Road. Energy Rating: C. 2 bedrooms, bathroom, reception room. £675,000 Leasehold 020 8419 1263 chiswick@faronsutaria.co.uk

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MONTGOMERY ROAD, W4 A good sized semi-detached Victorian family home located in a popular residential area, close to the transport links, shops and restaurants of the Chiswick High Road. Energy Rating: D. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms. £1,300,000 Freehold 020 8419 1263 chiswick@faronsutaria.co.uk

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Berrymead Gardens, W3

£750,000 Freehold

This stunning three bedroom mid-terraced house in the heart of Acton is very close to local transport and amenities. This wonderful family home boasts a double reception room, kitchen dining room with access onto a west facing garden, downstairs WC. Onto the first landing there are three large double bedrooms and a family bathroom. This charming home has been finished to a good standard and is close by to all local amenities. EPC=D Acton Office 0208 993 6767 acton@bushells.com

Cumberland Park, W3

£525,000 Leasehold

This stunning spacious two bedroom Victorian conversion is set in a wonderful double fronted house located on the first floor. This beautiful property offers large accommodation with two extremely big bedrooms, reception room, modern bathroom and a stylish kitchen with access onto a huge communal garden. Cumberland Park is located on an quiet residential road within easy reach of amenities, shops, bars and restaurants of Churchfield Road with Acton Central moments away along with Action Main Line and Acton Town close by. EPC=D Acton Office 0208 993 6767 acton@bushells.com

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Dalling Road, W6

£999,950 Freehold

Lovely character period house arranged over three floors available to the market. Property comprises of four double bedrooms, two bathrooms, lovely open plan kitchen. Great light throughout and a larger than average garden. The house is in ideal location for Ravenscourt park station and also the sought after school John Betts primary. EPC = E

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NEAR NOTTING HILL SCHOOL LOVE IS IN THE AIR £3950pcm

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Keep your Valentine sweet by renting her this wonderful 5 Bedrm, 3 Bthrm Edwardian villa. Perfectly placed in a peaceful tree lined avenue within Ealing’s favoured St Stephen’s Area. Fantastic living space, Family Kitchen & West Facing garden – What’s not to love!

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A deceptively spacious Edwardian villa in a peaceful tree lined avenue. Hall, Cloaks, 2 Rcpts, Huge Family Kitchen/Dining Rm, 6 Bdrms, Bthrm + en suite Shower Rm, West facing garden.

Take her to see this perfect modern town house forming part of a peaceful mews. Hall, Cloaks, Spacious Lounge, Fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Rm, 3 Bdrms, En Suite Shower Rm, Family Bthrm, Allocated Parking, Lovely 40’ Garden, Large loft with potential to convert.

Offers Over £1,000,000 Freehold

£775,000 Freehold

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EALING BROADWAY IF MUSIC BE THE FOOD OF LOVE

ÂŁ1,399,000 Freehold

Then this one will play your tune. A classic detached double fronted Edwardian residence completely restored and skilfully extended to provide a wonderful family home bristling with modern invention. Hall, cloaks, 3 Receps, Hand crafted Family Kitchen, Laundry Room, 6 Bedrooms, 4 Smart Bath/ Shower Rooms (2 en-suite) Forecourt parking, Easily Maintained garden.

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PERRERS ROAD

ÂŁ975,000

Absolutely amazing opportunity to buy a completely un-modernised 2/3 Victorian Cottage in the heart of Brackenbury Village. It has potential to extend (stp) and create a truly fantastic family home.

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RAYNHAM ROAD

Price on Application.

This fabulous 4 bed 2 bath family home is spread over 4 floors with an amazing open plan family kitchen, living and dining area in the lower ground floor that opens into a beautiful mature court yard styled garden.

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n order to make the property attractive to both domestic and corporate clients my advice is to ensure that the property is top spec with good quality appliances and fittings. Decoration and any furnishings should be “neutral” and “fresh” to allow a tenant to make their home their own. Tenants will compromise slightly on space if the property is comfortable and easy to live in. To maximise interest and rental return, we advise landlords that first impressions really do count. Prospective tenants are not interested in what the property “could” be like, they need to see something that they feel they could move into “just as it is”. Initial presentation is critical.

t’s important to balance the rental yield with the anticipated capital growth and, with that in mind, I would suggest a one-bedroom flat on Sinclair Road, worth roughly £350,000, to be a good buy-to-let investment, where we achieve rents of up to £315 per week. However, there is currently a mild over supply of one-bedroom flats on the market, so these properties may take a little longer to rent. Two-bedroom garden flats in the Brook Green and Shepherds Bush areas rent for roughly £425 per week and are in great demand. We recently let a flat on Davisville Road within 48 hours and at an approximately 4.5% gross yield.

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he demographic of applicants in Chiswick this year has remained typically diverse, but has seen an increase in the number of corporate lets, no doubt enticed by the superb High Street, excellent dining options, parks, river scenery, educational establishments and numerous transport links offered by Chiswick. Clients from large reputable corporates, such as Coca Cola, Disney, Diaggeo and Sky have been on the rise. With its array of excellent schools, we’ve also had a steady stream of young, professional families moving in to the area. Hand in hand with this influx, we’ve had

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Douglas & Gordon only advertise 90% of their property

Amazingly, over 10% of our properties are sold or let without being advertised. Some transactions happen so quickly we do not have time to advertise. In other cases our clients ask us to sell or let their property discretely. We source property specifically to fulfil our buyers’ needs – with the perfect solution sometimes being a property that has not even reached the market. To make sure you are getting the full picture, register with Douglas & Gordon now.

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ÂŁ1,075,000 Freehold Archel Road W14

A wonderfully spacious property offering 1,196 sq.ft of excellent living and entertaining space, located on a popular tree-lined road in Fulham.

3 double bedrooms, Bathroom, Shower room, Double reception room, Kitchen, Study, Garden, EPC: D.

This extremely spacious maisonette offers brilliant entertaining space and benefits from a substantial terrace.

3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Reception room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Study, Terrace, EPC: C.

Fulham Sales 020 7731 4391 | fulhamsales@dng.co.uk

ÂŁ1,050,000 Leasehold Cromwell Grove W6 Hammersmith & Shepherds Bush Sales 020 8563 7100 | hammsales@dng.co.uk

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ÂŁ910,000 Freehold Atwood Road W6

An opportunity to acquire a Victorian cottage in the heart of Brackenbury Village.

2 double bedrooms, Bathroom, Reception room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Front and back gardens, EPC: D.

An exciting two bedroom upper maisonette with a roof terrace, offering 747 sq.ft of bright and spacious accommodation on one of London's most popular roads.

2 bedrooms, Bathroom, Reception room, Kitchen, Roof terrace, EPC: D.

Hammersmith & Shepherds Bush Sales 020 8563 7100 | hammsales@dng.co.uk

ÂŁ840,000 Leasehold Kings Road SW6 Fulham Sales 020 7731 4391 | fulhamsales@dng.co.uk

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ÂŁ640 per week Unfurnished Vespan Road W12

A fantastic house which would make a great family home, situated on this quiet street off Askew Road.

3 double bedrooms, Bathroom, Double reception room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Cloakroom, Utility room, EPC: D.

A fantastic two bedroom cottage on this soughtafter street in Brackenbury Village.

2 double bedrooms, Bathroom, Reception room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Garden, EPC: D.

Hammersmith & Shepherds Bush Lettings 020 8563 4422 | hammlets@dng.co.uk

ÂŁ575 per week Unfurnished Cardross Street W6 Hammersmith & Shepherds Bush Lettings 020 8563 4422 | hammlets@dng.co.uk

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£525 per week Unfurnished Castelnau Gardens SW13

A beautifully redecorated two bedroom flat on the first floor of this popular mansion block, close to the River Thames.

2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite), Reception room, Eat-in kitchen, EPC: C.

A wonderful light and bright two bedroom flat in this great location close to Kensington Olympia.

2 double bedrooms, Bathroom, Reception room, Kitchen, EPC: D.

Hammersmith & Shepherds Bush Lettings 020 8563 4422 | hammlets@dng.co.uk

£450 per week Furnished Sinclair Road W14 Hammersmith & Shepherds Bush Lettings 020 8563 4422 | hammlets@dng.co.uk

Douglas & Gordon will charge an initial one off tenancy agreement fee of £240 per tenancy and an individual tenant reference fee of £45 per tenant. For further details please go to www.dng.co.uk/fees

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OARE, WILTSHIRE FREEHOLD OAKLANDS GROVE,£2,750,000 W12 £850,000 FREEHOLD An extraordinary and individual modern country house in a stunningfamily location. Built originally in 1962 for are the retained artist John Merton, Pound A charming and well-appointed three double bedroom Edwardian home. Many original features but the house hasHouse is broadly Palladian insit style is amodern wide, single building large windowscomprises over looking gardens. It was extended room in 1978 tothree been reconfi gured to welland with familystorey demands. Thewith accommodation an the open plan kitchen/reception and include a garden room and a large studio complex including a workshop dark room double bedrooms (the master of which has an en suite shower room andand a study area).. The property currently has very high ceilings and brick parapets surrounding the roof which has good storage space. Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | Three Double Bedrooms | Study/Single Bedroom | Open Plan Kitchen/Family Room | Two Bathrooms | No Onward Chain | EPC: D over six acres of land

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OARE, WILTSHIRE ÂŁ2,750,000 FREEHOLD UPPER BUTTS, BRENTFORD TW8 ÂŁ3,450,000 Anrare extraordinary country house in a stunning location. originally 1962 for the artistarea. JohnProperties Merton, Pound A opportunityand to individual purchase amodern detached, Grade II Listed Queen Anne houseBuilt in this soughtinafter conservation in thisHouse area is broadly in styleas, and is apeople wide, single building with large over and looking gardens. It was extended in 1978 are seldomPalladian on the market once movestorey here, they fall in love withwindows the location the the community. This home is in excess ofto 5500 include feet, a garden room and a large studio complex including workshop andwith darkthe room . The property currently very highwine ceilings and square offering wonderful family accommodation. The asize, combined large walled garden, indoorhas pool suite, cellar and brick parapets surrounding the roofWith which has good storage space. garage make this highly desirable. many original features and so much appeal as a substantial family home, viewing is essential. Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | Detached Queen Anne house in Conservation area | 5500 Square Feet | Walled garden | Large wine cellar | Seven bedrooms | EPC:E over six acres of land

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OARE, WILTSHIRE ÂŁ2,750,000 FREEHOLD LAKESIDE ROAD, W14 ÂŁ1,465,000 FREEHOLD An extraordinary andrefurbished, individual modern countryVictorian house in family a stunning location. originallygood in 1962 forthroughout the artist John Merton, House A superb and newly four bedroom house offeredBuilt in extremely order having beenPound subject to a is broadly Palladian in style and is aThe wide, single storey building with Road, large windows overjunction looking with the gardens. It was 1978 to programme of full refurbishment. house is located on Lakeside close to the Richmond Way,extended ideal for in the numerous include a garden room and aGreen large as studio a workshop and Hammersmith. dark room . The property currently has very high ceilings and amenities on offer in Brook well complex as those including at Westfield London and brick parapets surrounding the roof which has good storage space. Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | 4 Bedrooms | Double Reception Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | En suite Bathroom | En suite Shower Room | Shower Room | Cloakroom | Garden | EPC: D over six acres of land

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OARE, WILTSHIRE ÂŁ2,750,000 FREEHOLD CREFFIELD ROAD, W5 ÂŁ1,950,000 Anblank extraordinary individual country house in a stunning location. Builtenjoying originallyainsouth-facing 1962 for thegarden artist John Merton, Poundto House A canvas is and offered by thismodern six bedroom double-fronted detached residence, and ample parking the is broadly in style and offers is a wide, single storeyto building withseeking large windows over It was extended in confi 1978gure to the front. ThisPalladian substantial property much potential any buyer a project andlooking lookingthe togardens. stamp their own mark and includetoa their garden room andFurthermore, a large studio including a workshop room . The property currently hasActon very high ceilings and house own liking. thecomplex property is well served by theand localdark amenities of Ealing Common, West as well as the leisure brick parapets surrounding the roof goodThe storage space. facilities of Ealing Lawn tennis Club which and ofhas course Japanese School. Sole Agents. Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | 6 bed double-fronted period detached house | Huge potential | Rare find | Large room sizes | Convenient location | South Facing garden | EPC : E over six acres of land

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TRING AVENUE, W5

£1,269 PER WEEK

WARWICK ROAD, W5 £992 PER WEEK

Most attractive detached residence in Ealing Common with the

An impressive five bedroom family home conveniently located within

benefit of gated forecourt parking for three cars.

just a few minutes’ walk of Ealing Broadway and South Ealing.

Seven bedrooms | Two bathrooms | Cloakroom | Study | TV Room | En-suite to

Set over three floors | Five Bedrooms | Two Bathrooms | Office Space | Two

master bedroom | Fees apply | EPC: D.

large reception rooms | Fees apply : EPC: D.

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LIME GROVE, W12 £800 PER WEEK

GODOLPHIN ROAD, W12 £360 PER WEEK

A truly grand Victorian house offering a wealth of period splendour

A recently refurbished and incredibly spacious two double bedroom

in a very central location.

garden flat offered in excellent condition throughout.

Four Bedrooms | Two Reception Rooms | Two Bathrooms | Garden | Fees apply

Two Bedrooms | Open Plan Kitchen | Reception Room | Bathroom | Garden |

EPC: D

Newly Renovated | Fees apply | EPC: C

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Chiswick office | 020 8994 7096

Chiswick office | 020 8994 7096

KING HENRY’S REACH, W6 £700 PER WEEK

ST DUNSTAN’S ROAD, W6

Lovely three bedroom ground floor flat situated by the River and set

With a shared garden to the rear, this beautifully presented upper

in a modern gated development.

maisonette boasts two double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes.

Three Bedrooms | Reception Room/Open plan Kitchen | Two Bathrooms |

Two Bedrooms | Reception Room | Kitchen | Bathroom | Balcony | Shared

Furnished | Fees apply | EPC: D.

Garden | Furnished | Fees apply | EPC: E.

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£440 PER WEEK

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ADDLEY COURT, W4

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£392 PER WEEK

SOUTHFIELD ROAD, W4 £400 PER WEEK

A great two double bedroom flat in this purpose built block with

A stunning two bedroom garden flat located on the Bedford Park

communal garden and off street parking.

borders which has been newly refurbished throughout.

Two Bedrooms | One Bathroom | Fully furnished | Off street parking | Available

Two Bedrooms | One Bathroom | Private garden | Wood flooring throughout |

now | Fees apply | EPC: C.

Available now | Fees apply | EPC : D.

For more information on this property call: Chiswick office |office 020 8994 Hammersmith | 0207096 7371 4466

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Sunday Times Estate Agency of the Year 2013 - Gold (for the 2nd year running!)

Best London Estate Agency

The Negotiator Awards 2013 - Silver

Sunday Times Estate Agency of the Year 2013 (Medium) - Gold (for the 4th year running!)

SALES

The Negotiator Awards 2013 (for the 2nd year running!)

Community Champion of the Year

Luxemburg Gardens W6 £2,750,000 This attractive five-bedroom family home is located in one of the area’s most desirable roads within easy reach of the highly regarded St Paul’s school for girls. The property is well presented throughout with many attractive period features and spacious accommodation arranged over four floors. Freehold. EPC=E. Joint Sole Agent.

BROOK GREEN: 020 7605 7760 sales.bkg@marshandparsons.co.uk

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LETTINGS Our 184 negotiators have perfected the right balance in their approach, so you enjoy the experience and get the results you want.

On average we achieve

Thanks so much for all your extraordinarily hard work on our behalf. You have transformed our lives, and been delightful in the process! A HAPPY BUYER

OF THE ASKING PRICE

Local know-how. Better results.

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The Personal Touch the results you want...

Whether you want to get in shape using the best equipment, be expertly led in inclusive personal training sessions or classes, play tennis, squash, swim in our mood lit pool, or relax in the lounge bar, our professional, friendly team are on hand to welcome you. Let us inspire, guide and motivate you. Call Jo or Luke now on 020 8994 0500 and arrange a Club tour. The Hogarth Health Club Airedale Avenue Chiswick London W4 2NW

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