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ummer in west London officially starts when the Serpentine unveils its annual pavilion. Ever since the scheme begain – in the millennium year – the park has provided a temporary home for a different structure every year, and they have ranged from the comical to the bizarre, all of them surprising and none of them immediately identifiable as a pavilion. Last year there was a sunken mirrored circle, and before that there was a bright red spiky one; there have been balloon-shaped ones and climbing frame-style wooden ones, glass ones and ones that appear to float – and this, the 13th pavilion, is a bizarre, ethereal lattice of steel poles, a sort of large white matchstick sculpture that looks like a semi-transparent white haze. It’s not just that it’s one of the most important events in the architectural calendar, but the pavilion is a marvellous public space, somewhere where people of all ages can go and just be. Anyway, now that we know it’s officially summer, we are are free to focus on all the usual summer things, including, in this issue, important things like festival fashion and festival beauty, alongside a host of other wellbeing-related subjects such as our annual spa guide and our favourite local beauty haunts. We hope you enjoy the issue.

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Always a source of all things quirky, stylish and unusual, The Mint List is now stocking these framed vintage 1970s Playboy covers by Signed and Original, £80, for people who like that sort of thing. themintlist.com

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PENELOPE CHILVERS Penelope’s new tequila wool collection includes bags and boots as well as this show-stopping fuschia slipper. £245, penelopechilvers.com

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PAPERCHASE We love Paperchase and all its fantastic matching merchandise. The beach hut theme covers notebooks, hamoers and coolbags, but we love this beach hut beach bag. £18, paperchase.co.uk

CARTIER The new Paris Nouvelle Vague collection from Cartier is made up of seven different Parisian women characters and is bound to leave you breathless with appreciation. cartier.com

PAUL SMITH We love a summer fragrance, and we love Sir Paul – and we especially love a candy-coloured bottle. So this sweet, zesty scent is a winner. £31, houseoffraser.co.uk

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DANCE Houndstooth is set to be huge for Autumn Winter – and Lynnja Wang’s ankle-grazing trousers and Baboon jumper are just the ticket. The collection can be found at Wolf & Badger in Ledbury Road. lynnjawang.com

LEGO FOR GROWN-UPS Anyone who saw his amazing Lego model of St Pancras will be a fan of Warren Elsmore – and there’s no shame in it now that lego is an acceptable grown-up pursuit. This new book contains instructions and inspirations for budding builders of any age. £12.99, Mitchell Beazley

TOM DIXON Tom Dixon’s new collection spans eight product families under the heading The Rough and the Smooth. We love Spun, three pieces of gold occasional furniture: a champagne bucket and two tables. From £650, tomdixon.net

BOBBIN BIKES Gracing the pavement outside Golborne Road’s Halfpipe is an assortment of stylish Bobbin Bicycles. We are coveting the Madame in lipstick red, £570, bobbinbikes.co.uk

BLOW UP Earls Court-based designer Caroline Lichine’s beautiful shorts and playsuits are inspired by her native France, particularly these French Market ones, £51, leshort.com 13

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SOU FUJIMOTO’S SERPENTINE PAVILION SERPENTINE GALLERY TO 13 OCTOBER

Boundaries between nature and artifice are challenged in Sou Fujimoto’s design for the Gallery’s annual Pavilion commission. Over the course of four months, visitors are encouraged to enter, interact and socialise in this strange, visually ambiguous space. Kensington Gardens, W2 020 7402 6075; serpentinegallery.org

July GILL BRADLEY: PORTRAITS OF PORTOBELLO ART@42 TO 21 JULY

Animator, illustrator, storyteller - Gill Bradley has answered to all these names in her 30-odd years working in Portobello. Now she takes on portrait art, showcasing a true gift for revealing character in her series depicting Portobello’s proud and quirky residents. 42 Pembridge Road, Notting Hill Gate, W11 artat42.com

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BE DAZZLED: NORMAN HARTNELL 60 YEARS OF GLAMOUR AND FASHION

5 speakers. 15 minutes each. All entirely unscripted. This month’s topics include Alan Johnson’s poverty-stricken childhood in Notting Hill, why Deborah Levy writes, Beau Lotto’s research on human perception, The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud, and Marcus Du Sautoy’s compelling fascination with numbers. 5x15stories.com

KENSINGTON PALACE 2 JULY

As the man who dressed the Queen for her wedding and her coronation, it’s fair to say Norman Hartnell helped shape our image of monarchy. In the eminently glamourous surroundings of Kensington Palace, author Michael Pick discusses the elegant designs and enormous success of this very British fashion genius. Kensington Gardens, W8 0844 482 7777; hrp.co.uk

SUPPER CLUB: BRIDESHEAD REVISITED THE IDLER ACADEMY 17 JULY

Immerse yourself in ‘20s decadence as The Idler Academy celebrates Evelyn Waugh’s world of elegant wastrels. A three course feast of quail’s eggs, duck breast and poached strawberries awaits you after Hendrick’s cocktails, costume promenades and readings from the book itself. Get your flap on. 81 Westbourne Park Road, W2 020 7221 5908; idler.co.uk

OPERA HOLLAND PARK HOLLAND PARK TO 3 AUGUST

Italian opera: passion, madness and tragic romance. This year’s OHP season includes Bizet’s Les Pecheurs de Perles, Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, WolfFerrari’s I Gioielli della Madonna and

even a double bill of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci, all in classic Holland Park style. Holland Park W8 020 7361 357; operahollandpark.com

BOTANICAL RENDITIONS ICE HOUSE GALLERY 6-20 JULY

Michèle Oberdieck has a thing for flowers. Billowy, abstract, ethereal flowers, as it happens. This exhibition of her latest works include drawings, fabric hangings and her signature screen-printed textiles encapsulated in glass, combining organic art with innate functionality. Holland Park, W8 020 7938 8192 17

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SHELF LIFE

Look out for these ‘fine purveyors of filthy swing’ – aka Top Shelf – at private parties and festivals over the summer. Original tunes and corrupted versions of classics come with a large helping of sauce and a side order of humour, thanks to these jazz bad boys. Thetopshelfuk.com

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ROEG TR A DER

Seminal filmmaker Nicolas Roeg – a long-term W11 resident – brings out a new book this month. The World is Ever Changing (£17.99, Faber) collates the 80-yearold’s experiences over 50 years of film-making, spanning the Notting Hill classic Performance (left) as well as cinematic milestones including The Man Who Fell to Earth.

LE SS TH A N ZERO

Just unveiled in Holland Park is ‘The Eccentricity of Zero’, the latest piece of contemporary sculpture to grace the Napoleon Garden. Sintra Tantra’s impressive piece plays on the idea of the garden as labyrinth; the artist is pictured here with council leader Nick Paget-Brown.

POP CULTURE

The Portobello Popup returns this month with a summer full of mini film festivals and diverse happenings. From 25 to 28 July, local outfit Tee’s and Cee’s (pictured) have devised We Love the 90s Film Fest, screening classic films such as Spike Lee’s White Men Can’t Jump, introduced by a lineup of local creatives. There’s even a 90s-themed after party on the Saturday. teesandcees.org/welovethe90sfilmfest

IN THE BAG

A new batch of Notting Hill Shopping Bags has been designed by children at local schools as part of an ongoing scheme that raises money for local charities while promoting the area’s many shopping options. The bags can be found all over Portobello for £4 or online at thenottinghillshoppingbag.com 21

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Miss Hope Springs – aka Notting Hill-based Ty Jeffries – is the ultimate glamour puss showgirl . Absolutely meets her maker

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t first glance, Ty Jeffries is not what you’d call feminine. This landscape gardener-turned composer, lyricist and comedian is over six foot and muscular, with not much by way of hair. But give him a couple of hours and his alter ego Miss Hope Springs will emerge from a flutter of make-up, blonde wigs, floating gowns and false eyelashes (seven sets). She is the ultimate glamour puss showgirl – and has been for about 40 years. Jeffries’ piercing blue eyes come over all aflutter as he elaborates. ‘Miss Hope Springs is a nightclub cabaret lounge act of a certain age. She’s been going since the early 70s in Las Vegas, in a not very

glamorous venue called the Starlight Lounge. She’s not a has-been, she’s a still-mightbe, in her mind. Hence the name, really.’ Miss Hope arrived in London reeling from the tragedy of her husband leaving her ‘for a 27-year old bubbly blonde called Carlos.’ Not that Jeffries has ever been to Vegas. ‘She’s entirely a figment of my own imagination,’ he says. ‘She’s not a pastiche, she’s an hommage to all those women of a certain age in showbusiness.’ Jeffries sees himself as ‘a bit like Dustin Hoffman’s Tootsie – I had to create my own diva because just weren’t the acts around to sing the sort of songs that I do.’ Jeffries’ father was the

late Lionel Jeffries, the actor famed for his unforgettable adaptation of The Railway Children, which he wrote and directed, as well as his role in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and many other films spanning the 1950s to the 1980s. Ty had an amazingly starry childhood, with family friends including Fred Astaire, Diana Dors and Roald Dahl. So, tired of being a songwriter who had had many songs in the charts (for artists including Elton John and Chaka Khan) but never an actual big hit, he ‘put all his skills together and added some floor-toceiling glitter’. Now he not only writes and performs the show, composing, singing and playing the piano, but he

also does his own makeup, makes his own costumes and even does the lighting and choreography too. Miss Hope has been performing for the last three years and won the Brighton Fringe’s Best Cabaret award before moving to Brasserie Zedel, where she takes to the stage every Sunday evening. And Ty? You can spot him drinking coffee on Golborne Road any day. Though without the wig, he says, ‘people say I look like Adele’s sister.’

Miss Hope Springs performs at the Crazy Coqs, Brasserie Zedel, 20 Sherwood Street W1, every Sunday at 7pm. Brasseriezedel.com

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PARFITT AT PARADISE Guests at Jade Parfitt’s birthday party at Paradise included Jasmine Guinness, Dinos Chapman and Henry Holland, and they all enjoyed cocktails from Babicka alongside a menu of British classics from Paradise Head Chef Billy Ried.

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have a Natural Trumpet, a Cornetto, a Hurdy Gurdy, Lutes and Lyres. Some are new to me – I studied drama, not music, and I’m not an early music specialist. For me, it’s all about the connections between music and drama. What was the starting point for you? First you read the play, of course. And obviously the director will have something in mind. Here, Eve Best said: ‘I don’t know what I want, but I know that I want bagpipes.’ Had you ever worked with bagpipes before? No. You have to accept the drone. It is incredibly Celtic. So then what? I looked at the cast. The three witches are very exotic – one of them is half Nigerian, half Scottish and another one is Turkish – they’re a real mix. So I gave

them lots of styles, with North African elements and exotic touches. The music – especially for the matinees when you don’t have any darkness – needs to create a sense of doom. How do you know when you’ve finished? We’re doing more previews than usual, so we’ll still be evolving until press night. Until then the director can still cut things out, which for the composer can be like losing a limb. You have to be brave enough to leave it as late as you dare, but then the music does need to be ready for the band. Are you pleased with it? I think so. But you’re always a bit worried! Macbeth runs from 24 June until 13 October at Shakespeare’s Globe, 21 New Globe Walk SE1 shakespearesglobe.com

TOIL AND TROUBLE West London’s Olly Fox is the composer of The Globe Theatre’s Macbeth, opening this month. Absolutely met him to find out why music is at the heart of this production There’s not usually any music in Macbeth is there? Admittedly it is one of Shakespeare’s least musical plays, but it’s part of the Globe tradition for music to help the narrative. You have to remember that there are no lights and no sound designer so it’s music that makes the atmosphere – it sort of takes on the role of lights, by closing in on a character, say.

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Couverture is always the place to go for unusual and luxurious feeling pieces – currently we are coveting Lauren Moffat’s Love Snap top, for its cropped cape sleeves and colourful balloon motif. £229, couvertureandthegarbstore.com

R ITA OR A’S SPA RK LE S You’d expect Ladbroke Grove’s Rita Ora to know her trainers – and she has teamed up with cult Italian brand Superga to create these deliciously sparkly plimsoles. £55, superga.co.uk

PAUL & JOE Paul & Joe’s new takes on the traditional floral print continue into the new season, with heavier knits and slightly toned down shades. The French label always oozes efoortless chic. paulandjoe.com

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CUPBOARD LOVE Highlights from eminent fashion editor Suzy Menkes’ legendary wardrobe go on sale at Christies this month. Absolutely has a preview

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idely respected by fashion people all over the globe, Suzy Menkes has not thrown a single piece of clothing away since 1964. And when she decided to auction her collection, the people at Christie’s knew that ‘this was not going to be a wardrobe full of fashionable black uniforms.’ Menkes herself explains: ‘Being a maximalist by nature, I have always been drawn to print.’ The fashion visionary’s 80 lots span the biggest names in fashion from Ossie Clark and Emilio Pucci to Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Lacroix, including dresses, skirts, tops and accessories. The star lot of the sale is an Yves Saint Laurent cocktail jacket from his 1980 collection Le Soleil, estimated at £1,000-£2,000. Menkes says her clothes: ‘need to live again and this auction provides the opportunity for them to walk out in the sunshine, to dance the night away and to give someone else the joy that they gave to me.’

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DUAL PURPOSE Twin sisters Annette and Dani Felder work together at their fashion label Felder Felder. Pendle Harte meets them Portraits by Kimi Hammerstroem

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ith their long limbs and long blonde hair, identical twins Anette and Daniela Felder certainly make an impression. Though they actually look quite different, on account apparently of Dani being older. By one minute. Or was that younger? Twins can be confusing – it’s the way they finish each other’s sentences and the fact that after meeting them I struggle to remember which one said what, which one had the crucial minute on the other. The Felder sisters arrive at their regular haunt, the Electric, separately. Despite the limbs and hair they look nothing like Barbie, because their faces are barely made up and their expressions are striking, intense, German. Baader Meinhof Barbie maybe. No surprise that their first fashion gigs were in modeling. But modeling’s in the past – now their label Felder Felder is established with an aesthetic they describe as ‘elegant rock’n’roll with a bit of sex appeal’ and the sisters’ designs have a loyal following in the fashion world. Despite coming from deepest countryside ‘near Cologne,’ the pair are firmly rooted in west London, living and working within a small radius consciously apart from the fashion hub of east London. ‘Coming out of Central

St Martin’s when we started, it would have been the organic thing to move to east London and become an east London fashion designer. It was quite a bold move for us to stay in Notting Hill and it made us a different breed of designers. We’re less cliquey, we created our own world,’ says Dani. ‘Yes, there are different aesthetics, west and east – the things you surround yourself with create a different vibe. Here west London has a village feel but with a big city mentality,’ says Annette. Dani cuts in, agreeing: ‘It’s bohemian, rock and roll, punk, glamorous. Not as quirky as east London, not as trend-led, more timeless. When you look at west London labels like Preen and Temperley , the generations are more mixed, it’s mother, daughter and cool grandmother. Our elegant rock’n’roll with a bit of sex appeal aesthetic fits right in.’ Felder Felder’s clients range in age from 19 to 69, they say. ‘From Jan de Villeneuve to the young actress Gala Gordon,’ says Dani. ‘It’s attitude not age: the Felder Felder girl is fun and a bit wild at heart.’ In their native Germany their style is seen as ‘very London, very edgy’ and here the recent collection was described by Vogue as ‘grungy… effortlessly luxe… carefree cool’. The German look, they say, is ‘more androgynous, more serious – nobody really wears

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dresses there.’ Currently FELDER FELDER AW13 CATWALK IMAGES the pair are preparing to show their SS14 collection in Berlin, and it promises ‘bolder, funkier colours’ which they say suit these uncertain times because ‘you have to be a bit fearless don’t you?’ And the aesthetic is growing up with them – their girlie rock and roll look is morphing into something more sophisticated. ‘We like to work with contrasts, which probably stems from being twins, and we try to find balance, so our pieces are never too sweet, too girly or too masculine.’ Even though it might not be obvious to the casual observer, Annette and Dani have different styles – for them, pieces are plainly ‘a Dani dress’ or an ‘A nnette dress’. ‘Different things suit us, even if nobody else might notice.’ Though there’s a fluidity to it and their personalities can overlap and

We really miss each other when we’re apart and we’re on the phone all day change in cycles, they say. As twins, it was always clear that they should work together. ‘We really miss each other when we’re apart and we’re on the phone all day,’ says Annette. The sisters came to London ten years ago to look for internships after an encounter with designer and teacher at Central St Martins Robert Cary Williams, who wanted them to model for him. Working for him and milliner Stephen Jones led them to discover that the fashion world which they had worshipped from afar spanned so many different jobs – ‘we came from a village and had no idea about stylists

and all the different roles, it really opened our eyes.’ Cleverly, they opted to enroll of different courses at Central St Martins so that when they launched their first collection, Dani was the one at home with the sewing machine while Annette was in charge of inviting everybody. And they pulled it off – their launch event was a party at the Metropolitan hotel with music from Annette’s husband Arthur Baker and New York DJ Princess Superstar, attended by ‘everybody – we had buyers from France, we had [international trend forecaster] WGSN, i-D magazine, stylist Patti Wilson.’ Now the sisters have just launched a stylish new website, where – unusually for a small independent label – people can order directly from the catwalk in the vein of Topshop and Burberry. They’re always keen on collaborations – recent partnerships included latex designers Vin + Omi as well as sunglasses company Finest Seven – and are open to all kinds of projects. But in the meantime they can be spotted all over Notting Hill – at the Electric, Granger & Co and Gusto, to name a few haunts.

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n the name of ‘immersive’ television, presenter Anna Richardson has done many things on camera – the Hollywood wax springs to mind, as does the naked dash on a Welsh beach. Now for a new C4 series, How Not To Get Old, the 43-year-old presenter has immersed herself in the world of beauty procedures. She even has a battle scar to prove it – the result of a ‘re-cell’ treatment where a skin biopsy is taken and then used to treat stretch marks. ‘An absolute waste of time, and it cost £2,500,’ she says when I meet her on location after a morning’s filming. ‘And I’ve been left with this,’ she adds crossly, pulling down the waistband of her jeans to reveal said scar at the top of her bikini line. She was not happy. ‘But then I voluntarily had it done,’ she says with a shrug, and she is clearly passionate about her new series. ‘Ageing is a national obsession, and we are reflecting that,’ she says. From The Sex Education Show and Supersize V Superskinny to, most recently, Secret Eaters, Richardson has carved a niche for herself as the presenter who will really get stuck into a subject. In the new series, she road-tests a number of therapies, which although ostensibly ‘non-invasive’ actually sound fairly full-on, many ‘involving needles and small scalpels’, as she puts it matter-of-factly. Some of the treatments sound positively medieval. There’s the ‘Vampire’ therapy or PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatment, in which your blood is extracted, spun, and re-injected along the tear troughs of your eyes in order to treat dark circles. ‘It does work, though I was quite badly bruised for ten days and people were stopping me in the street and saying, “If it happens again go to the police.”’ Then there’s Ultherapy, which is ultrasound treatment to the jaw line. She saw the difference afterwards, though ‘it hurt like hell,’ she says. The results of a stem-cell facial were ‘excellent but temporary’, and ‘cool sculpting’ of the inner thigh was ‘uncomfortable, with no result at all’. Arguably, it is Richardson’s willingness to muck in that has been the secret of her success. ‘I’m like anyone else, I struggle with my weight, I struggle

with my looks,’ she says. ‘I don’t believe in that idea that you’re the presenter and so you’re separate – we’re all the same.’ In the strangely compelling series Secret Eaters she somehow manages to keep the balance away from voyeurism and towards info-tainment. ’You’d be amazed how much we underestimate what we eat – it applies to many of us, it’s not “let’s laugh at fat people.”’ She says that the knack of empathy and making people trust her came from her Staffordshire upbringing. ‘My dad’s a vicar and my mum’s an RE teacher, so I was brought up in an open household where you could get the bishop turning up on your doorstep or you could get a drunk, and you had to open to all those people and listen to their stories.’ Also, she doesn’t really do embarrassment. ‘I couldn’t care less,’ she says. Didn’t her religious upbringing make her more embarrassed to, for example, get naked on camera or talk about sex in a graphic way? ‘No, I think vicar’s daughters go the other way,’ she laughs. ‘No, I’ve not much truck with being embarrassed about sex. We’ve got a massive problem in this country with teenage pregnancies. I have a wealth of life experience that I’m happy to be honest about. Kids are crying out to know the facts.’ Although raised in the Midlands, she has lived in London for 20 years, and in Queen’s Park, and now Kensal Rise, for the past ten. She loves Notting Hill – particularly the market and the Electric, and always shops for clothes on Westbourne Grove. What does she like about west London? ‘East London is very young and self-consciously cool and west London is a bit more mature. Rather than trying to make a point, we’ve already made it and we’ve moved on.’ Her frankness and honesty are refreshing – she says her mother was a big inspiration, and you get the sense there is a Staffordshire sensibility at work. ‘I learnt from her to stand up for yourself and live the life you want to lead. I can’t bear secrets and cover ups. I’d rather everyone just said it like it is really.’

I have a wealth of life experience that I’m happy to be honest about

How Not To Get Old begins on Channel 4 this month

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angbourne Avenue W10. This stretch of 1920s houses is quieter than neighbouring St Quintin Avenue and Highlever Road, though there’s a large development under way on the site of the former Princess Louise hospital. These aren’t the prettiest houses in North Kensington, and nor are they the largest. But here French-born architect Sophie Nguyen has transformed a nondescript pebble-dashed end of terrace house into an impressive four-storey family home spanning nearly 200 square metres with a large basement and a separate self-contained flat. Everybody in the Royal Borough has an opinion on basements. The constant digging and building causes lots of controversy. Just a few weeks before I visit Nguyen, a banker in Elgin Crescent came under fire from high-profile neighbours Rachel Johnson and Ruby Wax, both of them furious at plans to dig a two-storey basement underneath his house, citing lorry traffic and ground instability as objections. Neighbours are almost universally against basements, while architects generally think underground development is the way forward. This Pangbourne Avenue basement, however, fantastic additional space though it may be, also solves another problem in that without it, the rest of the house would no longer be viable. ‘We bought the house in 2007, just when prices were going crazy, and we could only afford it because it had serious subsidence issues,’ explains Nguyen, showing us around. Digging underneath the house allowed them to underpin it completely, so the basement now holds the house up. What about destabilising the rest of the street? ‘It’s probably holding the whole street up!’ laughs Nguyen. As far as she’s concerned, we all need to be building downwards and she sees no evidence of resulting problems for neighbouring houses. ‘We need more space and basements have excellent thermal sustainability – the only problem is the lack of light.’ 45

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While they were at it, in replacing the ground floor with a deep pit, they added a few extras. Lowering the floor by 20 centimetres gave the new ground floor an extra feeling of height, and at one end there’s a frosted glass area that lets light through into the basement below. But it’s the actual basement where the real surprise lies. Here, the street-facing wall is entirely made of glass and looks out onto a private terrace, 15 square metres of what estate agents call ‘wasted space’ but which for Nguyen and her family is a valuable sunny spot, albeit underground. This is what gives the house its moniker ‘hover house’, because it creates the illusion, from the street, that the house isn’t quite touching the ground. Plus, looking out onto a courtyard makes the space not feel like a basement at all. Downstairs functions as Nguyen’s office as well as the cinema room and makes the house significantly bigger – the entire project (including a small self-contained flat) added about 70 square metres of living space to the house, at a cost of about £1,800 per square metre, making a total of nearly 200 square metres of living space.

Everybody in the Royal Borough has an opinion on basements The result is minimalist – no fussy details, all simple fittings. The staircase rail is MDF with a thin oak veneer and Nguyen’s details are all careful, mathematical, angular. Her favourite part of the project is a point on the staircase, where you stand at the height of the glass floor and get the impressive double height view of basement and ground floor (pictured, far left). Glamorous Nguyen spent several years working for Richard Rogers on projects including the impressive Bordeaux Law Courts before setting up on her own and concentrating on domestic spaces. ‘I’m mostly interested in optimizing small spaces – the more constraints the better,’ she says. sophienguyenarchitects.com 46

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Robin Farquhar and Hannah Dipper – aka People Will Always Need Plates – are the husband-andwife team behind the iconic Trellick image. Absolutely gets the lowdown on their mix of architecture and ceramics

Which came first – architecture or ceramics? How did People Will Always Need Plates start and why the name? The name comes from an old BT advert starring Maureen Lipman – her grandson calls to explain that he’s failed almost all his ‘O’ levels apart from Sociology, “...

you get an ‘ology, you’re a scientist.” and Pottery, “... very useful, Anthony, people will always need plates.” It was quoted back to Hannah on the news of her acceptance into the RCA and it stuck. We like the matter-of-factness about it. The ceramics came first, at least for Hannah, but the love of architecture, particularly Brutalist concrete, was a shared one that has clearly had an impact on our business over the last decade. You’re a husband and wife team. Had you both worked together before? What are your backgrounds? We are indeed – we met, became a couple, realised that we could work well together (and so set up the company) then got married. We’d worked for agencies for a good while before setting up People Will... and both felt the need to be more in control of the quality and direction of our design output and ultimately our

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We work on a lot of different projects at the same time as we provide consultancy services to other brands. In the last five years we’ve been developing a lot of the kitchenware for Orla Kiely and other bigger brands (but much of this is under wraps for commercial reasons). What we can tell you is that the future of People Will... is very bright. We’re working on a new, much larger range of licensed products in ceramic, textiles, melamine, tin and stationery that should open us up to a whole new global set of customers. The new collections are being developed with the care and attention of the kind of company we’ve long been searching for, and we’re tremendously excited that after ten years of careful growth and development, we’ll finally have the backing and support of others to develop our brand in the right direction.

Trellick Tower polarises opinion and is loved and hated in equal measure with very little in between

own careers. Hannah studied Ceramics and Glass in Bath and worked in Stoke-on-Trent before completing an MA in ceramics and glass at the RCA, while I studied Industrial Design at Brunel then went to work in the events and exhibitions industry, working on motorshows, Disney rides and famous waxworks! As a result we have different, but (thankfully) complementary skills that enable us to work together really well. There’s no competition or clashing egos just a really strong collaborative approach. Your Trellick Tower image is everywhere. How did that take off? I guess we just tapped into something at the right time. We’ve always aim to create products that we would want to have around us, and in this case Trellick was a firm favourite of ours (Hannah wrote her dissertation on its Golden Section perfection while at college). It was one of 12 original drawings, but it was definitely the one that caught people’s imagination, perhaps because it polarises opinion and is loved and hated in equal measure, with very little in between. The trade press featured it a lot in the early days and for a while we were selling more Trellick products than all the others combined.

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depict modernist landmarks. Except Kensal Green, which is a standard Victorian terrace. Why? Our first set of drawings featured London homes from C18th right through to contemporary new-builds as we’re really drawn to the unseen, the stuff that’s all around us that isn’t landmark Late-Victorian terraces built by the church like those in Kensal Green cover vast swathes of the capital, almost everyone there has lived in one at some point so they’re incredibly familiar - this one just happened to be the one that Hannah was living in at the time. Subsequent ranges focused more on specific genres of architecture - Modernism, Brutalism - but our commissioned wares have continued to cover the history of British (and some European) architecture from C13th Bishops Palace in Wells to the brandspanking-new Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth.

It’s not just plates. Your collaborations span everything from cushions to place mats, even clothes. What’s next?

Some of your plates have become part of the V&A’s permanent collection. What does that mean to you? We are utterly delighted! It’s great to have created a popular brand that continues to grow and to have it sustain us financially. However, for our work to be seen as important in the context of ceramic design history by such an illustrious establishment makes us very proud indeed. It’s just about the highest accolade we could hope for in affirming our relevance to product design in the 21st century. peoplewillalwaysneedplates.co.uk 49

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Can you describe the aesthetic at Baker & Gray? Carefully designed products that are visually beautiful, with great colour and texture. Products that are aspirational and inspirational, whose owners never want to throw away. To be able in 100 years to still see an item of B & G still treasured by the next generation.

bark of a tree that you think is lifeless. My life in design started in the fashion world, and I never dreamed in a million years that I would visit or live in Africa. This change of circumstance enabled me eventually to develop the Baker & Gray collection that I have today.

What’s your inspiration? Country houses, antique textiles, 18th century Europe – especially France and Italy. The furniture and colours, all those fabulous greys and golds. The idea of travelling to unknown and distant lands bringing home textiles, spices, flora and fauna. So a visit to the Natural History museum is a must for me, or a trip to Africa, or more recently, India. Africa has been my greatest inspiration: colour, texture, heart-stopping sights and sounds of the African bush. Smiley people and beetles! What appeals to you about Africa? Everything. It’s where it all began, really, Africa. I had no idea of what to expect on my first visit over 20 years ago, it was an amazing assault on the senses. The fabulous colours, cultural richness, space and light is an overwhelming memory that lives with me still. The rich colours of the earth, the scent of the soil after the first rains, the vast skies with amazing cloud formations and colours especially before a rainstorm, the plant and animal life. In spring, the freshest of every hue of green that you can imagine, suddenly bursting forth out of the driest

Can you tell us about a recent project? My most recent project was adding the finishing touches to a beautiful house in Wiltshire. Taking time, when it’s available, allows clients to really understand and appreciate how their home is going to work for them in the best possible way. Until one starts living in a space it is very difficult to understand how the natural light and changing seasons affect our living spaces. With furniture, it takes time to decide which existing family treasures to keep and what to get rid of. What’s your best seller? My embroidered cushions, always, either from our limited edition range of embroidered antique linens, cashmere and wool, or the Baker & Gray range that complements our fabric collection. Getting new cushions is a quick and affordable way of adding a splash of colour, sometimes with a hint of pattern, and decoration to a room. They instantly freshen up a chair, sofa or bed, without the need to have a complete makeover, but still reflecting your personal style. Baker & Gray, 57 Chepstow Road, W2 5BP, 020 7243 2558 53

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ver gazed admiringly at those abundant window boxes outside pubs and houses in Notting Hill? Perhaps you’re into ecology, concerned about bees... not to mention hover-fl ies, pollinating wasps, and other helpful insects. Lots of us in horticulture are talking about this topic right now. Gardening can happen even in a small space. But how to achieve good results without huge effort ? If you want maximum impact, the key is go simple – one or two plant varieties. Think typical Mediterranean window boxes. They’re full of geraniums (Latin: Pelargoniums) – one of the easiest, best-value plants for your dosh on a warm, sunny window ledge.

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In magnificent magentas and startling scarlets, Geraniums create summery zing that can last into autumn given some TLC. More subtle? There are gorgeous pastel pinks and whites. Plant colour preferences can change like fashion trends. My fi rst plantings were in-your-face bright primaries: red geraniums, blue lobelias and yellow wallflowers. Apparently they were rather macho choices. Oops! These days I favour a more mellow approach. Take your pick, and cram them in tight, choosing just one colour for full visual blast. Place a strawberry plant, at the corners for cascading greenery. Clifton Nurseries has inspiring displays, plants and gardening accessories.

Shady window ledge? Grow basil, chives and mint. These herbs prefer some shade. Plant your box as before, but give herbs space : one of each or three chive plants for a simpler effect. Keep this herb box moist, though not drenched. Chive flowers are edible; fab scattered over salad: a real summery taste. Ecologically minded? Our planet needs healthy bees and other pollinating insects for the survival of fruit trees, and many flowering crops. If you have a garden, add bee-friendly plants – try bgastache ‘Blackadder’; lavender; globe thistle; blue comfrey; verbena bonariensis. Now watch the bees enjoy your plants. Carol French GloriousGardens@happiness.org.uk

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uy five or six mature geraniums per medium window box, and a large bag of multipurpose compost (approx. 25 litres). ❋ Drill extra drainage holes at base of box, using largest drill bit. ❋ Add 5cm layer of polystyrene pieces

or gravel. This improves drainage which helps plants flourish. ❋ Add compost to two thirds from the top, then geraniums. ❋ Now more compost and finish with layer of gravel or horticultural grit to 5cm from top of box. ❋ Water in well. Twice a week in hot, dry weather – more often

with terracotta boxes – re-water your box until water seeps out the drainage holes. ❋ TLC: feed geraniums monthly with diluted tomato food packaged in a red plastic bottle, powdered seaweed or liquid comfrey if you’re 100% organic. This pampering pays off.

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The long-awaited third installment of Shrinking Violet by Queens Park-based Lou Kuenzler won’t disappoint the hoards of young readers who have been looking forward to it. Shrinking Violet is Totally Famous continues the adventures of Violet who, like a 21st century Mrs Pepperpot, can shrink to the size of a fishfinger at the drop of a hat. This time, she ends up inside a celebrity stunt woman’s suitcase, with hilarious consequences. £5.99, Scholastic

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All aboard State-funded boarding schools are back in fashion with Eton’s headmaster leading the way, reports Amanda Constance

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he English boarding school. For many, it’s a term that conjures up Dickensian institutions where the upper classes send their offspring to be trussed up in top hats and tails, deprived of love and decent food, before they are released, years later, to run the country. Tony Little wouldn’t agree. The headmaster of Eton College is a vociferous advocate of a form of schooling that many regard as archaic. He believes that boarding encourages the development of both selfconfidence and a sense of purpose. Though few would dispute that an Eton education is the best money can buy, the money in question is an awful lot, with basic annual fees coming in at more than £32,000. But Little believes statefunded boarding schools can deliver much of what Eton can – and for far less money. To that end, he is currently in talks with ministers about the creation of a national network of state boarding schools. ‘In Britain, we have an internationally recognized approach to education through boarding. In the state sector, it has only been in the last year or so that there has been a growing realisation of how well this can work for young people. I think we would benefit nationally from having a good quality boarding network across the country, close to where young people live. With such a network, there’s a good chance exam results would go up.’ At present, there are 34 state boarding schools in Britain. The buzz about opening more can be seen in the marked rise in applications for boarding status from academies, educational charities and free schools. In the first four months of 2013, the State Boarding Schools’ Association (SBSA) said it had received more than 20 applications from those interested in opening new institutions. This compares with just one application a year in the past

five years. These new schools differ from traditional fee-paying boarding schools by charging only the cost of boarding, reducing the demands on parents’ bank accounts from an average of £30k a year to a more manageable £10k. According to Janette Wallis, senior editor of the Good Schools Guide, the

And this arrangement can work well for 21st century families. Hillary Moriarty, director of the Boarding Schools’ Association, suggests that changes to parents working lives have increased the appeal of boarding. ‘It is an attractive proposition for many families, particularly if mum and dad both work. It creates the idea of “On Monday we all go to work, see you on Friday.” If you’re on a train at 7am, get home at 7.30 or 8pm, there’s very little time for the kind of ideal vision of family life that we had 30 years ago.’ Three academies opened boarding facilities last year, with five more announcing plans to do the same. The Wellington Academy in Tidworth, Wiltshire, sponsored by the £30,000-a-year Wellington College, also offered boarding places to 100 pupils in 2012. And Durand Academy in Stockwell, south-London, has plans to open a £17m ‘Eton of the state sector’ for 600 inner-city pupils in the village of Stedham, West Sussex. And next September, Eton will open Holyport College, the first free school sponsored by and modelled on Eton, in the village of Holyport, near Maidenhead, Berkshire. Eight miles away from Eton itself, it will eventually take 225 boarders and 275 day pupils, who will use many of Eton’s facilities, including its magnificent sports grounds. Not surprisingly, more than 700 families have registered their children – even though some are only two years old. ‘If I could bottle it, what I want to come out of Holyport is exactly what I see here [at Eton],’ says Tony Little. ‘Young people coming out with this sense of self worth who are going to be engaged citizens, who believe in the realm of the possible, who roll up their sleeves and get things done.’

There is a recognition that boarding has changed dramatically from the days of ‘fagging’ and flogging recession is forcing cash-strapped parents to shop around and many of them ‘feel there are better state opportunities available than in the past’. Ten thousand a year is still a substantial outlay, but it often cancels out childcare costs. There is also a recognition that boarding has changed dramatically from the days of ‘fagging’ and flogging. The new, modern institutions take pastoral care as seriously as academic achievement and most offer weekly boarding.

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SALON STORIES Looking and feeling good always go together. Absolutely recommends some of the best local salons for mind and body treatments

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Beautyworkswest is offering 10% off all Guam treatments during July, so go for the full body wrap if you can bear the feeling of cold seaweed mud against your skin. Rest assured, it’s only a brief chill before you are wrapped in a huge, heavy heated blanket and left to stew, the magic mud sinking into your pores and working on cellulite, water retention and toxins to leave you with smooth, toned skin and a sense of rejuvenation. Your clothes will feel looser and you’ll have a spring in your step as you walk out onto Westbourne Grove. £125 for 85 minutes, 8-9 Lambton Place W11, beautyworkswest.com

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Taking their name from the Sanskrit word for health, and offering a range of alternative medicinal practices including Theta Healing, Craniosacral Therapy, Neuromediataion and Hummingbird Therapy, along with more traditional staples like Massage, Acupuncture and Physiotherapy, Anamaya houses a meticulously trained group of registered practicioners, all highly skilled in their

field. No shaven-headed, orange robedonned cymbal-clangers wanting to cleanse your aura here. I was promptly introduced to Monica Jazwinska, my Reiki therapist for the day. Hearing about the various different reactions people have to Reiki was fascinating; a light feeling, reinvigoration or drifting into sleep via a previously unexperienced level of relaxation; it differs for everyone. An undeniably calming experience unfolded, with alternating levels of heated and cooling sensations that worked to relieve tension and minimalise anxiety. Any initial misgivings I had quickly melted into enquiring about follow up sessions. Anamaya is a small revelation; a back gate out of the relentless urban sprawl. With information readily available for first-timers and enquiring minds, and progressive courses and treatments available for those with more experience, I couldn’t recommend a better refuge to duck into for a few hours, leaving you feeling calm and capable for the rest of the day. Anamaya, 1 Adam & Eve Mews W8; 020 3011 0355; anamaya.co.uk

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The Stress Management Programme at The Organic Pharmacy kicks off with a full, in-depth health Q&A, addressing any health grievances or concerns, both physical and mental. The pièce de résistance of the programme is a hightech scan, strapped to my forehead, hands and soles of my feet. The device indicates problem areas and concerns – from the basic BMI equation to hormonal depletion and metabolism rate. It was a real eye-opener and a genuinely fascinating insight into my inner workings. Any minor health scares were swiftly eradicated by the lengthy Stress Relief Massage which followed, focusing on deep facial, neck and shoulder areas with aromatherapy rosemary & lavender oil. As we look to summer, now is the perfect time for a full body MOT, and it’s good to know it’s really not such an indulgence after all. Stress Management Programme, £220 for 150 mins, 169 Kensington High Street W8; theorganicpharmacy.com

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There’s not much chance of your locks achieving any sort of natural sunkissed look in these climes, so thank the heavens for highlights. And in the eternal quest for the perfect ones – not stripey, not brassy, not too obvioulsy highlighted, we always return to Ego in Queens Park. Here you can rely on highlights that create ab ego boost – and you’ll pass the time in a friendly environment too. 45 Salusbury Road NW6; 020 7625 4811

Sister act The lowdown from Sophia and Donia Chrifi of Swanky… So what’s the Swanky secret? It’s therapy! Seriously, people come and talk about their problems. And everyone looks and feels better after a quick pick-meup – it’s an affordable treat. We’ve struck a balance between the expensive places with their luxurious feel and the cheaper places where you feel like you’re in a factory. And there’s the personality. Our Chamberlayne Road site is small and intimate, and everyone talks to each other. We have become really busy through word of mouth. What’s it like running a business with your sister? If I’d known how it would turn out I’d have called it Sisterhood. The salon opened in 2011, when I [Donia] was working in the City – I was just planning to invest in my sister’s business. But I started coming in on Saturdays and basically I fell in love with women! I’d been working in a very male environment and had probably become a bit manly. I found that I loved listening to people’s problems – it made me realise I’m not a freak. Working here helps me get to know myself better and better. So then I went to a beauty academy and learnt the skills.

Tell us about the new store. We opened in Portobello Road because we both grew up around here and needed a bigger shop – Chamberlayne Road is small and gets very busy. It’s more luxurious and spacious, maybe a bit less intense. Prices are the same but there’s more room to spread out, and a bit less chat! What’s your speciality? People come for the famous triple scrub pedicure, which leaves feet super smooth. And at the moment we’re doing lots of brights, fluoros and pastels, which look amazing whether you’re really pale or really dark. Nails are different to hair – you can experiment with anything. We’ve also started offering hot Lycon wax in Portobello, which is really popular. 335 Portobello Road W10; 020 8969 7580 26 Chamberlayne Road NW10; 020 8964 2569

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Absolutely BEAUTY All the best local spots for summer pampering

EGO HAIR There’s a friendly, community feel to this Salusbury Road salon, with people popping in and out to chat. Ego is an ammonia-free zone, using L’Oreal’s Inoa and Dia colours -and it’s full of character and charm. Chatty owner Andy Loizou will entertain you as he works. 45 Salusbury Road NW6; 020 7625 4811

COCO NAIL BAR The perfect pamper place, with an in-house bar serving Champagne, wines and cocktails. Coco Nail Bar’s services are delivered with this philosophy: cleanliness, top nail etiquette, precision and attention to detail, whether for natural or enhanced nails. Recommended by Vogue, Tatler, The Independent and Daily Candy among others, and Finalist in Scratch Stars 2013 (Nail Salon of the Year). 267 Portobello Road, W11 1LR; 020 7243 1113; www.coconailbar.com

DESEYEN OPTICAL BOUTIQUE What will your face be wearing this summer? Deseyen optical boutique have the latest ranges of sunglasses. Their huge selection includes the quirky quality of Alexander McQueen, and just arrived is the uber retro of Celine. Marc by Marc Jacobs and Juicy Couture add a funky modern feel and Carrera a sporty style. Mixed with the classic models of Armani and Dior there are designs to fit every face and situation. With experts on hand to guide you in your choice, you just can’t go wrong. First Floor Whiteleys Centre, Queensway W2, 020 7243 4849

SWANKY LASH & BROW BAR If everyone seems to have orange nails at the moment, it’s because they’ve all been to Swanky. Here they’re sending people away with gorgeous, bright, shiny nails in candy shades and neons – not to mention tidy brows and luscious lashes. If you’re after a bit of affordable pampering with a personal feel and a friendly face, Swanky is the spot. The new Portobello Road site is spacious and luxe, so book in or pop by for the famous triple scrub pedicure and more. 335 Portobello Road W10; 020 8969 7580

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t’s festival season, but not as we know it. No longer the preserve of teenagers and lost souls, festivals and the meteroric rise of glamping mean a rainy July weekend roughing it without running water is now a fi rm fi xture in our summer calendar. Keep the contents of your beauty bag low-key, longwearing and multi-tasking. A BB cream (simply a tinted moisturiser with SPF) is a great festival option – particularly this REN one, it’s so natural you can get away with not removing it for a night – with luck you’ll actually need the SPF. If you think you’ll be up all night in the dance tent then try a little of the Wild About Beauty Mattifying Balm on your t-zone. And the next morning a flush of the long-wearing Estee Lauder Cheek Rush will bring you back to life. None of these products require a brush or tool to apply. Fingers or the in-built applicator do the job. To embrace the festival spirit, try a pop of colour. Chanel has a range of limited edition coloured waterproof mascaras this summer. Top with a bright liquid line like this electric pink Urban Decay one – it won’t budge once dry and the superfi ne applicator is perfect for getting creative with colour. Unless you want your hairwashing routine to be a spectator sport, dry shampoo is an essential. The John Frieda Luxurious Volume one is light and refreshing - not chalky like some others. And these Babyliss Cordless Tong means you have an instant style update in your teepee.

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with a clear vision of longevity”. Louise Parker offers her inspired nutrition method in the Optimum Weight Loss Programme for clients who want to learn her method without personal training. “Some clients with larger amounts of weight to lose just want to tackle the diet before they do the fitness angle – and we understand that. Others may be within close reach of their goal but frustrated that trend dieting and stubborn eating patterns are short-circuiting their exercise efforts”. The Optimum Weight Loss Programme supports you to your goal with a Food Plan based on your individual basal metabolic rate, lifestyle, culinary likes and teach you how to approach food forever. “One size does not fit all – but we know what works, and ensure our methods integrate with whatever challenges you face”. Directed from the Louise Parker consulting rooms in Belgravia, the programme supports clients through an intensive weight loss phase, through to maintenance where clients consolidate their weight while still enjoying active social lives. “We’re intent on achieving amazing results and helping our clients to eat intelligently – and that’s a balance of fantastically healthy, simple food, but also the indulgences – true

balance can be taught”. Louise Parker programmes are suitable for anyone wanting exceptional results, in record time. Hugely popular with clients needing to be what she calls ‘RedCarpet Ready’ – whether that’s for a new job role, wedding or simply to feel good about getting dressed in the morning – Louise’s approach provides the science and the inspiration to permanent change. The team at Louise Parker defy gimmicks, instead relying on a specific integration of three factors – sound and accessible nutrition, metabolic workouts and intelligent lifestyle support – delivered in just the right combination. “Assuming you are ready to take the first step, we will guide you to the final result. We inspire and support you to achieve goals that you never thought possible – it can be done and it starts with a little belief and a consultation” Contact Louise and her team to find out more. info@louiseparker. uk.com, 0800 084 2828; 2 Eaton Gate SW1W 9BJ 71

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ROLL PLAY Japanese food expert Ian Bell of Portobello Road’s Ukai reveals the secrets of good sushi to Simon Moore PICTURES: REBECCA NOONAN

What’s the most important thing to consider when making sushi? The rice. I studied sushi 20 years ago under a very old-fashioned chef who tortured me for four years. I trained for hours and hours, days and days just cooking rice for the chef, and I kept on getting it wrong. Sushi rice is a very special kind of rice. It’s only for sushi. The terrain in Japan, the hot, humid valleys, the whole shebang is for this growth of Grade A sticky rice. If you buy it in a supermarket, it’s cheap basmati rice. When you get it home, they’re all broken. They’re not long like the ones you get in restaurants. They’re shorter, they’re all broken. It’s in the taste, in the texture and the air between the rice when you make it, there must be that ‘kush’, that feeling so it buzzes up to your palate. When you finish the rice [the chef] puts it on a bale, and you sheaf it with this big plastic thing. He sheaves diagonally right

through the rice when it’s steaming from the cooker. Put in rice vinaigrette, so you’ve got a nice sweet taste. That’s the sushi secret. You don’t put balsamic in sushi rice. Some non-Japanese don’t understand. They just bung anything in because they’ve run out of rice vinaigrette – they’ve lost the plot. I’ve gone to so many places in Piccadilly and Chinatown. The rice had no taste, they had hard bits in it and they use dark soya sauce, which is too salty. It’s for cooking. It’s only for cooking. These very fi ne points make sushi. It’s amazing that they get away with it – sushi is such a gourmet approach to food... Anyone can get away with chucking in anything, spices or mayo. Europeans love to ‘infuse’ anything they want. It’s easy to do that, if it’s cooking. In sushi, you cook it as it is: raw. Hence, a

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person who knows sushi, who eats sushi... they don’t have to be Japanese, they can be you. After a while you get this je ne sais quoi. You know that is not quite sushi. You know it should be just like that. No more, no less. No different. Your taste knows that something’s wrong. What first attracted you to Japanese food? I used to teach Japanese, I had a Japanese girlfriend and I was so curious. Why do you eat sushi? That was 20-odd years ago when nobody ate sushi. It wasn’t fashionable. My girlfriend brought me to a Japanese place and I loved it. It tastes as if it’s cooked. Especially salmon. Salmon twist rolls with avocado. It’s an even finer taste than smoked salmon. You think it is smoked, but it’s much better, because it just melts in your mouth and slithers down your tongue with your tastebuds flying all over the place. Once I knew how it tasted, I loved it. I said, “Wow! I want to learn!” I went and looked for a job. I had a good job – I was a financier – so why should I want to do sushi? It’s because I could earn enough money. They pay well, Japanese. Where does the name ‘Ukai’ come from? It’s derived from a thousand year-old fishing practice, whereby the cormorant catches the fish for the fisherman and he nooses it on the neck, so he can’t swallow the fish. He ties the bird to his catamaran. That’s where his little nets are. He nooses the bird, gets the big sweetfish out of his mouth, then he gives the little fish to the cormorant. So there’s that notion of how the fish was caught by the fisherman using the cormorant.

What are Ukai’s specialities? There are a few dishes that mark Ukai. A lot of people come here and ask for Ukai salad, for example. There’s an Ukai California – cream cheese, rocket and wild salmon. Little things identify us. The way we present our rolls is a little bit different. We make our own sauce. We always use the same things: sustainable fish, fresh produce from our locals. Everyone who comes here can always identify that it’s not from a bottle. It’s handmade. Everything is handmade. The rice is still warm when you eat it. Everyone buys our huge £7 Lovebox for lunch. It’s huge! It’s sixteen pieces and the locals lap it up. We’re not international, but we do make a mark. People who eat here never forget us. What do you like best about Portobello Road? There’s a lot happening in Portobello. It’s on the back track, it’s not on the main road. It’s also very clique-ified, it’s really nice and warm. People come here when the market’s going like the clappers, full of millions of humanoids going up and down looking at nothing. Then you sit here and it’s so calm. Everywhere you look now in Portobello, there’s this fusion of different nationalities. There’s excitement at night and at the weekends when it’s very crazy, and yet, Monday to Friday, we get our locals. Eighty per cent of my patrons are locals. A lot of places that have been going 40 years can’t even get five per cent; it’s like squeezing blood out of a stone. We’re trying to give back again – the same thing as Ukai – we thank you, locals.

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he Windsor Castle is a place you can rely on to never change. The cosy bar with its tiny, mind-your-head doors between rooms, the wood paneling, the large beer garden. Even now that it’s had a refurb it still hasn’t changed. Sure, it’s a bit spruced up and there’s a new dining area, but the features we all know and love remain, thankfully, the same. On our Sunday lunch visit we were rained out of the garden but found shelter in a clever new nook near the garden door, a private cubby hole with a comfortable curved banquette and old

sepia photographs of the pub in the days when barrels were delivered by horse and cart. There’s a new menu that focuses cleverly on beer and food matching – and their beer festival was showcasing beers called things like Curious Brew, Snake Dog and Honkers Ale. Staff are well aware of the fierce loyalty this place inspires and our waitress spoke with reverence of long-term locals who remembered when there used to be tortoises in the garden. Tortoises! For Sunday lunch, there’s a slap-up menu of roasts and more. We were tempted by the whole chicken to share (and the Leffe Blonde recommended

with it) but opted in the end for more of a variety. To start, there was Devon crab with avocado, celeriac and apple coleslaw which was pretty, fresh and crunchy, while a goats cheese salad was warm and sweet. A main course of smoked salmon and hake fishcakes with samphire, spinach and hollandaise was high class, as was 28-day dry-aged ribeye of beef with Yorkshire pudding. There’s a Little Menu too, featuring all the usual children’s favourites and for pudding there was an amazing chewy brownie and a bakewell tart. This is a place that’s set to gain even more fans in its new, unchanged, incarnation. 75

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ormerly Westbourne House and enjoying a major relaunch this month, Westbourne Grove’s premier cocktail establishment has upped the decor and rebooted the menu, both to fantastic effect. Rechristened No.65 & King, the comfortable, stylish refurbishment including curtained private rooms and sparse, fashionable neon makes for enjoyably cosmopolitan surroundings, topped up with a friendly welcome and enthusiastic descriptions of specials and ideas for appetizer cocktails. Ready to romance you through variety if not ampleness, the cocktail menu itself is seriously one to be reckoned with. Think you’ve seen them all? You haven’t. Kicking things off with an order of the Flight of three (an ingenious idea of serving mini-versions of each of the three appetizer cocktails in one go), the Nakedly Versatile

Martini, Barrel-aged Sweet Manhattan and Picon Biere proved to be a rich, colourful introduction to what’s available. Starters included zucchini fries with tarragon mayo, spicy crab cakes and salt & pepper baby squid with sweet chilli sauce. As with most things edible, a crisp breading or light batter usually intensifies taste pleasure by about a million – and place it next to a creamy, herb-infused condiment and the world just feels right. Also, with the knowledge that everything is put together from freshly sourced ingredients and expertly prepared, well, just expect to be making ‘yummy’ noises.

What? More cocktails? But it’s a Tuesday... saying that, the Apricot Mai Tai (a signature drink made with apricot rum and fresh lime) was delicious. I’ve never been able to refuse a Bloody Mary packed with Horeradish-infused vodka, and look! Here one is! Mains call for meat, a lot of meat. I opted for the grilled steak sandwich (perfectly rare, as requested), while my furtherly-carnivorous friend dove into the 10oz rib-eye steak (we may or may not have also proceeded to maim a rack of Bourbon-infused BBQ ribs). Hearty, flavoursome and perfectly-sized portions – I can’t deny that I’m a sucker for good cow, and No.65 & King delivers. With everything cooked to such an exacting standard, dessert hadn’t even occured to us, until the glimmering chocolate fondant and sizeable sundae hit the table and once again, we were lost. Dense, airy and far from the traditional dessert-pitfall of becoming cloying, flavours were subtle, sweet and pretty much the perfect full stop to the meal. While some relaunches may seem pointless with regard to service and menus, No.65 & King is an announcement in itself. While busier nights may not allow for a full appreciation of the newlyfurnished surroundings, it’s a social place with the versatility to be enjoyed for a quiet, cheeky midweek feast, or after work on a Friday with the rest of the office. Go for cocktails, stay for dinner. Trust me. RC

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Summer is upon us and with it comes the resurgence of that most traditional of fruity desserts: the strawberry. Purists will tell you they are best served with cream but why have cream when you can have chocolate? This is the logic of legendary chocolatiers Godiva. Stop by the shop to see fresh juicy strawberries dipped in the finest Belgian chocolate before your very eyes. Those who crave that extra level of indulgence can even have the choice of four additional toppings including fresh coconut shavings, chocolate flakes or honey roasted almond pieces. godiva.com

COLOUR BLOCK Razor sharp both in terms of style and function, this set of knives from Stellar contains five of their most popular products all in bright and bold colours that will add a bit of spice to your cutlery drawer. stellarcookware.co.uk

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It’s surf and turf with a twist as Suckling Pig Tuesdays and Lobster Fridays arrive at Le Café Anglais. The weeknight specials will be served up by Rowley Leigh himself, who will be fi ring up the rotisserie for piglet stuffed with porchetta seasoning of fennel, oregano and garlic, served with a healthy portion of fried potatoes. Seafood lovers will have to wait until Friday but it’ll be worth it: grilled lobster and chips with either a sauce of your choice or the house recipe for that particular evening. The best news? No choice necessary, you can go to both. 8 Porchester Gardens, W2, 020 7221 1415 lecafeanglais.co.uk

HAMPER HEAVEN In theory, picnics are wonderful: delicious food, chilled wine, brilliant sunshine. All too often however, the reality is vastly different. As the sandwiches curl, the bottles leak and the heavens open we curse whoever said the words ‘how about a picnic?’ Well, we can’t promise good weather but Carluccio’s Classic Hamper can guarantee a scrumptious meal. The spread includes antipasti, salads, savory tarts with goat’s cheese, a delicious chicken main and tasty pudding. There’s even a special kid’s hamper too. 108 Westbourne Grove, W2, 020 7243 8164; carluccios.com

ITALIAN JOB For most lawyers, opening a restaurant isn’t a natural career move. Yet, this is just what 24 year-old lawyer (and professional rugby player) Guglielmo Arnulfo has opted to do in Kensington. Acciuga will feature dishes from Arnulfo’s childhood with a special emphasis on Liguria. The menu sounds mouthwatering – we are particularly excited about the Tuscan cuttlefish stew. 343 Kensington High Street, W8, 02076033888; acciuga.co.uk

CONRAN STYLE A match made in heaven, Sophie Conran’s new range for Norfolk Kitchen manages to blend the traditional and the contemporary by using the best possible cotton and linen combined with timeless designs. The range includes everything from pinnies to pot-holders that don’t cost the earth and are sure to last longer than the usual supermarket staples. sophieconran.com 78

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Ukai (oo-kaaee), our name, is inspired by the traditional method of river fishing practiced for some 1,300 years using Cormorant birds to catch sweetfish. Spawned in 2006, Ukai has quickly become a favourite amongst sushi lovers in the London area, with its first outlet in trendy Portobello. Ukai offers a culturally rich Japanese experience in a contemporary setting. Due to interest, many of its various Japanese inspired products including flower teas (which blossoms in front of your eyes), delicate incense and a variety of stylish tableware are now available to be purchased.

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ituated in a grand Victorian building just inches from the River Thames, the Corinthia is by far the most sumptuous hotel in all of London. The Spa certainly helps. ESPA may well be the world’s leading spa company, with several awards to its names and outposts all over the world, but the concept spa at the Corinthia, ESPA Life, is the first of its kind. It’s tailored to give you the ultimate in luxury spa experiences: there are lifestyle programmes to follow for anything from insomnia to pregnancy, intricate beauty treatments (for both men and women) and a vast nail studio and gym. Even the most basic of massages and facials last an hour, for the highly elaborate run-through that beauticians afford every client is never rushed, and comfortably performed in the ultra-private spaceship-like treatment pods. The relaxation area greets you with heated marble chaise-longues, roaring fires and bathtubs for oil rubdowns, while there’s also an ethereal sleep pod, where a hanging fireplace warms a pitch-black room with cut-off sections replete with black and ruby cushions and dramatic velvet drapes for privacy. Afterwards, drag yourself up to The Lobby Lounge and indulge in the Afternoon Tea in the tranquil outdoor courtyard. Expect an endless flow of cakes, tea chosen from a dedicated three page long menu and plates of triangle sandwiches so elegant, you won’t want to actually eat them. Doubles from £450 per night.

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he spa at the Mandarin Oriental, nestled discreetly on buzzy Rue Saint-Honoré, is a luxurious underground sanctuary replete with a 14-metre pool, state-ofthe-art gym and a treatment menu that expertly combines ancient knowledge with contemporary technique. Escape the crowds of the capital and head straight for one of the individual spa suites, where every detail has been thoughtfully considered, from private changing and showering facilities to a deliciously heated massage bed

that molds to fit your body shape perfectly. The Mandarin’s signature therapies, including pampering foot treatments and revitalizing body scrubs are a popular choice, but the jewel in its crown is undoubtedly the Oriental Orchid, which delivers a soothing massage and a radiance facial, courtesy of classic beauty brand Guerlain. Eastern minimalism combined with chic touches, such as a subtle butterfly motif and a soothing star-studded sky in every spa suite, is the order of the day here. Perfect for all social butterflies in need of rejuvenation.

with a medical assessment by the spa’s specialist team of doctor, osteopath and nutritionist, so that a personalised schedule can be created for each guest. Among the many luxurious treatments to be enjoyed are a full body massage and the heavenly La Prairie Caviar Firming Facial, both of which leave you feeling utterly pampered and serene. There is also a heated indoor pool, saunas, hammams, personal gym training and daily activities including yoga and Pilates to keep you entertained between treatments. The

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By Arabella Preston itting high above the shores of Lake Geneva in the French spa town of Evian, the serene Hotel Ermitage seems to float upon a cloud of well-being and tranquillity. From the moment I stepped into my room and opened the French doors to the clear lake air, I understood why the resort has been a Mecca for rest and recuperation for over 100 years. Taking the lift from my floor directly down to the hotel’s Spa Quatre Terres, I was transported to Bali via India and China through the dark wood decor and the healing hands of expert therapists. There’s a holistic focus – my massage therapist incorporated the use of healing crystals while giving me one of the best deep-tissue massages of my life. After recuperating on a soft bed with a glass of Evian – naturellement – I then spent the afternoon lazing in the spa’s Jacuzzi and steam room. The next morning the hotel’s dashing chauffeur took me down the hill to the lake and into the heart of the resort. I came, as others have been for centuries, to Les Thermes D’Evian to ‘take the waters’. This involved being pummelled by hydro jets (seriously enlivening) and being ‘rained on’ by heated Evian water while a therapist gave me an all-over body massage. Evian cannot be rivalled for its blend of tranquillity, excellent food and winning service. Next time I’ll be returning with my family in tow to take advantage of the superlative Kids’ Resort with its own pool, tennis lessons, cooking workshops and much more.... Rive Sud du Lac de Geneve, 74500 EvianLes-Bains, France; evianresort.com

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SIX SENSES AT KEMPINSKI, BODRUM, TURKEY The Six Senses spa here blends Eastern practice with Turkish character to create a serene oasis. Don’t miss the majestic, traditional-style hammam or a massage in one of the spa cabanas on the beach. Rooms start at EUR 255. kempinski.com

E S PA AT GLENEAGLES, SCOTLAND This 850 acre resort may be better known for its golf than its spa, but the two go hand in hand – the massages are the perfect way to relieve tired backs after a day on the green. Doubles cost from £335 a night. gleneagles.com

T H E S PA AT LA RESIDENCIA, MALLORCA One of the Leading Hotels of the World, we love La Residencia’s openair terrace treatments, overlooking the majestic Tramuntana mountains and olive groves in which the hotel lies. From £285 per night for a classic double room. hotel-laresidencia.com

T H E S PA AT GRAND HOTEL, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN A real urban retreat, this Nordicinspired spa is slick and modern, with saunas galore and a beautiful, outdoor warm pool to relax in. Rooms start at SEK 2700 per night. grandhotel.se

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typical day at Ti Sana starts with power walking at 8.30am along the Adda River, juice for breakfast – think courgette, apple, carrot and ginger – and an hour-long fitness session. Lunch is served at the ‘Food Lab’ from 12.30 and consists of a large bowl of salad and dehydrated flax seed crackers, followed by (yes, thanks be to the detox gods, there’s a second course) a faux carb dish like courgette ‘spaghetti’ in a cashew nut sauce (no added spaghetti, of course, just cleverly cut vegetables). Five meals a day doesn’t sound too bad – breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner – but when three of these ‘meals’ are juices, and one day a week is liquid only, things become a little more Spartan. Minimal food and gentle exercise are combined with a medical assessment, blood tests, a doctor’s appointment and a colonic – this is the only spa in Italy with the ‘Angel of Water’ machine which you operate yourself, keeping your dignity intact. The spa is well equipped, stocked with

organic products (like the Anika range) and kitted out with an infrared sauna, normal sauna, steam room and several jets and rain showers. Spa treatments, however, are limited to one or two per visit depending on your regime – Raw Food, Juicing or Energising. The focus is very much on what you are (or are not) eating, and the aim is to regulate cortisol levels by exercising in the morning, eating in the middle of the day and practicing Chinese Qi Gong meditation in the evening. This takes place in a large, light studio in one of the restored 18th century terracotta-roofed buildings – the hotel is made up of a cluster of these stone houses and the 22 bedrooms are scattered between buildings. You’ll leave enlightened – the emphasis at Ti Sana is on educating guests, with daily lectures on well-being so that you can continue the good work after. Ti Sana has three Active Life Programmes: Juicing Detox fasting; Fresh Lifestyle raw food and Energy Lifestyle with raw and healthy cooked foods.

et amidst the vineyards of the Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte estate in Bordeaux, Les Sources de Caudalie is a rural retreat with a twist. Inspired by the concept of the ‘French Paradox’, whereby the diet and lifestyle of Southwest France is seen as conducive to good health, the hotel has taken the concept to heart, playing host the original and now world-famous Vinothérapie spa. Here, treatments are winecentric, incorporating the benefits of the grapes from the Graves Grand Cru Classé vines which the spa overlooks. During my visit, I sampled the 100% Grape Cure, which involves three oenophilic treatments a day, including the signature Crushed Cabernet Scrub, the merlot wrap, the Fleur de Vigne wrap and the red vine bath. I loved the Wine Maker’s Massage, which involved a smooth, wooden stick usually used for crushing grapes being rolled over my back to relieve the tension. However, Les Sources de Caudalie is not for dieters – the food is too good. Choose from Michelin-starred fine dining at La Grand’Vigne, Chef Nicolas Masse’s restaurant overlooking the lake, or bistro-style food in La Table du Lavoir, in a 19thcentury wash house formerly used by winegrower’s wives – both too delicious for words. The 3 day Grape Cure costs EUR 525. Stays from EUR 250 per room per night; sources-caudalie.com

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PEMBROKE GARDENS, KENSINGTON W8 A stunningly wide and well proportioned semi-detached house that has a wonderful sunny and green aspect. The house is very well presented throughout and, in addition to the large westfacing rear garden, there is a small front garden and storage to the side.

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ueensdale Place W11 ÂŁ3,800,000 An exquisitely refurbished four-bedroom house with a west facing garden located in a pretty, discreet location in the heart of Holland Park. This e ceptional family home is arranged over four oors, comprising a custom built kitchen with eile appliances, an open plan dining family room leading out to a west facing landscaped garden, a superb double reception room with a glass terrace overlooking the garden, a stunning master suite, three double bedrooms one en suite and a family bathroom. Freehold. EPC=C. Joint Sole Agent.

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Lexham Gardens Mews W8 ÂŁ1,950,000 A beautifully presented four-bedroom mews house, offering bright and modern accommodation with garage in a sought after location. Arranged over two floors only, the property comprises a spacious reception room, an adjacent kitchen with integrated appliances, a guest cloakroom, a large garage with storage space, a master bedroom with modern en suite shower room, three additional bedrooms, both with built-in storage served by a stylish bathroom. Freehold. EPC=F. Joint Sole Agent. KENSINGTON: 020 7368 4450 sales.kns@marshandparsons.co.uk

Pottery Lane W11 ÂŁ1,600,000 A spectacular, fully refurbished house finished to the highest standard, located in the heart of Holland Park. The accommodation comprises a large reception room, a custom-built kitchen on the ground floor with ample space for dining, a generous double bedroom with en suite bathroom on the first floor and a further double bedroom with bath and a pretty balcony on the second floor. Freehold. EPC=C. Sole Agents. HOLLAND PARK: 020 7605 6890 sales.hol@marshandparsons.co.uk

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Westbourne Gardens W2 ÂŁ , 5 per week This beautiful four bedroom maisonette is located on a quiet residential street, ust a few minutes walk from Westbourne Grove and the transport links of Paddington. The property is e tremely light and bright boasting a large reception room with high ceilings, a stylish eat in kitchen and utility room, four double bedrooms, three bathrooms and a further me anine study area. n addition, the property boasts a private balcony as well as access to beautiful communal gardens. EPC=D.

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Gregory Place W8 £995 per week

Wakeman Road NW10 £925 per week

This stunning house is located on a quiet street, moments from Kensington High Street Kensington. The property boasts a spacious, open plan kitchen/ dining room, a beautiful reception room, a large master bedroom, a further double bedroom, a modern bathroom and a private balcony to the rear. EPC=F.

This exceptional Victorian house has been refurbished to the highest standard. The accommodation boasts a stunning kitchen/reception room, a wonderfully bright dining area leading out to a south facing garden, three double bedrooms and a beautifully finished main bathroom. EPC=D

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Chepstow Villas W2 £875 per week

Russell Road W14 £695 per week

Located a short walk from the bars and boutiques of Westbourne Grove and Portobello Road, this superb apartment offers a spacious, south facing reception room with ornamental balcony, a dining area, a separate kitchen, two bedrooms (one en suite) and a bathroom. EPC=D

A stunning apartment situated on the raised ground floor of a white stucco fronted building with access to communal gardens, comprising a stunning bay fronted reception room, a modern kitchen, a large master bedroom, a second bedroom and a bathroom. EPC=B

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hen Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward asked me to open the sales division of their new Holland Park branch, I absolutely leapt at the opportunity. It was a decision of the heart and mind in equal parts and as my family has lived in the area for many, many years, the romantic attachment was there. In fact my grandfather, an officer in the British Army, bought his fi rst house on Holland Park itself in the 1930s while my great aunt, shortly after marrying a flamboyant Sicilian shipping magnate, purchased a grand property on Norland Square. Wind the clock forward 60 or 70 years from then and this has been a wonderful place to raise my children, Alexander and Katie, with excellent schools within striking distance and 54 acres of parkland almost on the doorstep. Our sales office may be new to the area, but I most certainly am not! I started selling property here 17 years ago and haven’t stopped since. My previous career in the world of fashion saw me spend much of my time in Italy, France and America which was of course incredibly interesting but as they say – there’s no place like home! I am always asked the questions, “Why did you leave such a glamorous career to work in property?” and “Wasn’t it a massive change for you?” But the logic is very simple really. To be truly successful in either field, I have learned it is essential to offer top class customer service, have a consummate understanding of the customer’s requirements and lots of energy. On a practical and commercial level I made sure that my fi rst buyers were those very same wealthy Italian, French and American owners of fashion companies

with whom I had worked closely and forged a business relationship of trust over many years. My fi rst ever sale was a beautiful maisonette on Elgin Crescent to an Italian. It took quite some persuading on my part as he was complaining that the price of this flat was exactly the same as the price he had just paid for a whole house in Como which was only 200m from the lake! Some things never change… Since that inspiring start and with Holland Park’s appeal among an international audience, I have made it my focus to build up a substantial network of very active global and local buyers. In particular, there is a real focus from Europe, the Middle East and Asia. My father, a retired senior diplomat and specialist in South East Asian affairs, has introduced me to some extremely affluent contacts over the years and I’ve been able to grow that base of contacts considerably. Since opening our sales office we have quickly built up a beautiful portfolio of properties attracting new buyers in their droves. Particularly motivated right now are buyers from France (Merci beaucoup Monsieur Hollande pour ce nouveau regime d’imposition), trust fund buyers from the UK and USA, Italians switching their search from Chelsea to Notting Hill, and Chinese buyers who accounted for 20% of the many sales we agreed this month. We maximize the potential offered by these buyers because members of my team are fluent in French, Italian and Arabic. I hope my grandfather would have been proud of the progress I have made in the area of London that he loved so much – that is, once he had forgiven me for becoming an estate agent! 020 3542 2111; kfh.co.uk

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Kildare Terrace | Notting Hill | W11 2,769 sq ft (257.2 sq m)

An attractive and well presented six bedroom, family house, situated in this very popular, secluded cul-de-sac. The property also benefits from a lovely west-facing garden. Entrance hall | Drawing room | Dining room | Two kitchens | Family room | Sitting room | Conservatory | Five bedrooms | Two bathrooms | Shower room | Cloakroom | Wine cellar | Storage vaults | Terrace | Garden | EPC rating D Asking price ÂŁ4,350,000 Freehold

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Holland Park | London | W11 4069 sq ft (378.01 sq m)

A fabulous four bedroom maisonette occupying 4069 sq ft of this impressive Grade II listed double fronted villa benefiting from a stunning garden. Entrance hall | Drawing room | Kitchen/breakfast room | Dining room | Study | Four bedrooms | Five bath/shower rooms | Dressing room | Cloakroom | Laundry room | Plant room | South facing garden Price upon Application Freehold

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Moscow Road | Notting Hill | W2 1,730 sq ft (161 sq m)

Situated in this sought after red brock mansion block this stunning apartment has been finished to a high standard throughout. It comes with Porter, lift, access to communal gardens and has an additional storage unit. Drawing room | Dining room | Kitchen | Three bedrooms | Two bathrooms | Balcony | Porter | Lift | Access to communal gardens | EPC rating: E £1,650 per week, Unfurnished

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Lansdowne Crescent | Notting Hill | W11 831 sq ft (77.3 sq m)

A newly refurbished two bedroom apartment ideally situated on one of Notting Hill’s most desirable streets opposite St Johns Church and with access to communal gardens. Reception room | Kitchen | Two bedrooms | Bathroom | Access to communal gardens | EPC rating: D £850 per week, Unfurnished

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Brunswick Gardens | Kensington | W8 3,272 sq ft, 303.96 sq m

A beautifully presented five bedroom Victorian stucco fronted family house, with the advantage of a lovely rear garden. Drawing room | Sitting room | Kitchen/Family room | Master bedroom with en suite bathroom | Four further bedrooms | Bathroom | Shower room | Two cloakrooms | Garden | Storage vaults | EPC rating: D ÂŁ5,500 per week Unfurnished

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PROPERTY NEWS ANNUAL DOG SHOW

Bective Leslie Marsh has just hosted its first Dog Show in the heart of the Royal Borough. On 15 June, families joined for an afternoon of fun at the annual Summer Fete and Dog Show at St James Gardens, W11. The afternoon festivities included a BBQ , various children’s activities, food stalls and the much anticipated Dog Show. We had a brilliant turnout, over 20 dogs participated! Great prizes were supplied by the popular Notting Hill pet boutique Purple Bone. Working alongside St James Parish, Bective Leslie Marsh and the local community were able to raise funds for St. James Gardens. bectivelesliemarsh.co.uk

WINKWORTH TO SPONSOR SCHOOL SUMMER CARNIVAL

Once again we are proud and happy to sponsor Queens Park Community School annual summer carnival. We have been working with QPCS for a number of years now and the event promotes the school and raises much needed funds. On the day there is a 5k fun run around the

area, lots of different stalls, talent shows, carnival parades and a raffle. Come along on the 6th of July and help support one of your local schools. 020 8960 4947; winkworth.co.uk/ estate-agents/kensal-queens-park

Masterclass by Matthew Harrop: What to do if the property you want to buy goes to Sealed Bids In prime central London it is common for properties to attract multiple offers. To give each interested party a chance to present their best offer, their buying situation and to fully disclose the conditions of their offer, estate agents often ask them to place a Sealed Bid. This needs to be done by a set time and date. If you find yourself going to Sealed Bids I advise you to put forward a bold bid, imagining how you will react if you find out you have been unsuccessful; clearly set out your ability to proceed and whether you can fit in with

the seller’s timeline; provide a letter from your bank manager confirming you have sufficient cash funds (if you are a cash buyer); outline whether your offer is subject to survey or planning. Don’t be late with your bid. If you do not win the sealed bid all is not lost as estate agents are legally obliged to present all offers to their clients. That said, seller’s very rarely change their mind once they have accepted an offer and don’t look favourably on this. 020 7908 1100; johndwood.co.uk

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HOUSE HUNTING Maddie Lewington, Associate, Douglas & Gordon, Westbourne Grove Property I’d most like on my books and why? I have a complete affinity to a beautiful house tucked away behind a high wall called Aubrey House which is in the Campden Hill part of Kensington. It has a magical feel about it and always intrigues me every time I drive past. Best place to invest? From a personal point of view, I would say Brook Green and a work point of view, North Kensington. Both areas are flourishing and offer different amenities but both suit professionals and families alike. The most interesting property I have been involved in... That would be a certain actress’ flat in Hyde Park Square (pictured right), it was “love actually”. It is now sold but was a wonderful property full of beautiful memorabilia. We were very discreet at the time but some buyers noticed her beautiful photographs and Chanel paraphernalia. The toughest sale and why? A family home in W2 which was very sadly a probate sale. With emotions running high and other agents nipping at our heels, it was a lengthy process which needed round the clock support to get the deal done. Finest property showcase... I would say Gloucester Walk. It’s a superb flat which has everything! Great size accommodation not to mention its flexibility along with a wonderful South facing roof terrace which looks fantastic on a warm summer evening. 020 7727 7777; douglasandgordon.com

Hyde Park Square

NOTTING HILL REMAINS A POPULAR CHOICE FOR EXPATS.

GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND THE GUIDE PRICE.

A STRONG START FOR THE SUMMER RENTAL MARKET.

Th e appeal of London as a business capital continues to draw in talent from abroad. To ensure we achieve the best results for our clients we work closely with international relocation agents helping corporate tenants fi nd their homes. Notting Hill has always been a popular choice for the discerning expatriate with its vibrant streets, multitude of restaurants and eclectic bunch of residents: it truly is a village in central London. With a busy rental summer market just ahead, instructing a proactive, professional and engaging agent is critical. Home House Estates looks forward to being of service. Jonathan McCormack Head of Lettings 020 7493 1911; HomeHouseEstates.co.uk

Our overall mood moving into the second half of 2013 is positive but realistic. The market up to the £2m mark remains aggressive with houses more often than not beating their guides. Conversely, the £2m to £2.5m sector is slow. We think this is a combination of the 7% stamp duty, talk of mansion tax and the fact that people with this kind of money to spend are not as confident as they would like to be about their own positions. On the fl ip side, this is a great time to be buying in this segment as the market is predicted for an increase in 2014/2015. Teresa Brewer, Director of Finlay Brewer 020 7371 4171; finlaybrewer.co.uk

The summer is our busiest time and this year is no exception. With strong demand from applicants, coupled with a good supply of rental properties, Notting Hill remains a popular choice with British renters. We are also receiving a lot of interest about The Lancasters, an uber-luxurious, new development which is gaining interest from wealthy corporates and professionals from overseas looking for high-end property to rent near Hyde Park. It’s proving to be a strong market and we’re excited to see continual growth for this time of year. Ledian Kuci Manager of Benham and Reeves Residential Lettings’ Hyde Park offi ce, 020 7402 9866; brlets.co.uk

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KELSO PLACE, W8 A picturesque and charming period house arranged over three floors. It has the added benefit of both a front and a rear garden. Approx. 1,790 sq ft. Energy Rating: E. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double reception room, study. Freehold Guide Price £3,495,000

NOTTING HILL GATE, W11 Three apartments within this new development close to the facilities of Notting Hill Gate. Flat 1: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception/kitchen. Energy Rating: C. Flat 2: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception/kitchen. Energy Rating: B. Flat 3: bedroom, bathroom, reception/kitchen, study. Energy Rating: B. Guide Prices £895,000 - £995,000

JSA: Faron Sutaria 020 7229 2404

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ARGYLL ROAD, W8 An outstanding stucco-fronted family house with a 58 ft. garden and off-street parking. Currently approx. 3,819 sq ft. there is also planning permission for an additional 2,098 sq ft. Details available upon request. Energy Rating: D. Master bedroom, 5 further bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), shower room, drawing room, dining room, study, entrance hall, kitchen/breakfast room, 3 cloakrooms, utility, wine cellar, 2 store rooms, 2 terraces, garden. Freehold

Guide Price ÂŁ8,350,000

JSA: Strutt & Parker 020 7938 3666

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LANCASTER ROAD, W11 A Victorian family house which has been well refurbished and maintained. Approx. 2,986 sq ft. Energy Rating: E. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2/3 reception rooms, garden, roof terrace. Freehold Guide Price £4,500,000

WESTBOURNE PARK ROAD, W2 A substantial house laid out over six floors. Boasting tremendous living and entertaining space and a garden. Approx. 3,140 sq ft. Energy Rating: E. 5/6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, double reception, kitchen/dining room, play room, garden. Freehold Guide Price £3,750,000

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ADDISON AVENUE, W11 An elegant example of a Regency style low-built villa, in a picturesque Holland Park street. Unusually wide, with an 80 ft. garden, this Grade II Listed house is presented in good decorative order. 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4 reception rooms, cloakroom, garden, terrace. Freehold

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PEMBROKE SQUARE, W8 £3250 PER WEEK A beautifully presented 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom house set in this much sought-after and elegant garden square. The property has been refurbished to the highest standard and includes an eat-in kitchen/family room with French doors opening out onto the private garden and a double reception room on the ground floor. The master suite is on the first floor with a guest suite on the lower ground floor, and two further bedrooms on the second floor. This stunning property also includes offstreet parking and a RBKC parking permit. 020 7937 9976; mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

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GLOUCESTER SQUARE, W8 £1,400,000 SHARE OF FREEHOLD Set over the lower ground level of this stucco period building, this attractive two bedroom, two bathroom apartment offers well balanced contemporary accommodation with a landscaped private courtyard. This property is within close proximity to Hyde Park, the shops and cafés of Connaught Village and the transport links of Paddington Station. 020 7221 9044; kayandco.com

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FURNESS ROAD, NW10 £1,295,000.00 FREEHOLD A superb example of a 5 bedroom home that has undergone complete restructuring of a classic Victorian period property comprising of 2618 sq ft of excellent living accommodation over three floors. The house has an outstanding Ground Floor with a contemporary style bespoke kitchen and dining area surrounded by glass and leading onto the landscaped garden and terrace. The intercommunicating reception rooms are beautifully presented and provide a large, light and airy living space from front to back of the property. Bedroom One /Master Suite is made up of a spacious, classic sized bedroom, dressing room and en-suite bathroom/shower that offers a private area away from the rest of the home. 020 8459 1133; cameronsstiff.co.uk

APARTMENT ONE, PALACE GATE, W8 £6,250,000 This exceptional three bedroom, raised ground floor maisonette offers excellent entertaining space and boasts the most spectacular 30 x 27 ft drawing room adorned with beautiful murals and intricate cornicing. This apartment has been created in one of London’s top addresses and is situated within a stunning luxury development at 6 Palace Gate. The magnificent five-storey, Grade II Listed, Victorian limestone fronted villa has undergone an extensive modernisation program and is ideally located just south of Kensington Gardens. The Royal Albert Hall and Kensington Palace are within walking distance as are the local shopping amenities and transport links.

020 7938 3666; struttandparker.com / 020 7871 1570; brooksgordon.co.uk

UP YOUR STREET THE POPLARS, ST MARK’S ROAD, W10 GUIDE PRICE £2,999,950

CLANRICARDE GARDENS, W2 £950,000 Sitting on the third & fourth floors of a fine period house is a two bedroom/two bathroom maisonette benefiting from high ceilings, large windows and access to the roof. The reception room is particularly impressive with a feature fi replace and two west-facing sash windows. Located just off Notting Hill Gate and within a short stroll of the wide open spaces of Kensington Gardens/Hyde Park. Transport links include Notting Hill Gate (Central, Circle & District Lines) underground station. 020 7727 7227; anscombes.co.uk

Th is unique town house is new to the market for the fi rst time in 30 years, which is very unusual to find in London especially for the St. Quintin Conservation area. With over 3000 sqft of living space set over 4 floors, this is an incredible family home. On the ground floor the property boasts two interconnecting office rooms, which could also easily be a snug TV room and a nanny flat with its own entrance. On the fi rst floor is a traditional reception room with bay windows, beautiful cornicing and fi re places. There are also two double bedrooms and a guest bathroom on this floor. On the second floor, are two more double bedrooms and family bathrooms, one being the master en-suite. On the top floor there are a further two double bedrooms. Th is is a family house and a house that one can breathe in. Teenage children will be lost and parents will have peace. Rollo Miles, Manager, John D Wood & Co. Ladbroke Grove 020 7229 2356; johndwood.co.uk

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You may know us from walking your dog in the park, local charity events or simply recognise a familiar face; we walk the same streets and eat in the same restaurants you do. Of course, it’s also quite possible that you – or someone you know – has bought or sold a property through us. We’ve been around for years and our success is built on the fact that people who use us once, tend to use us again. And tell their friends. Because most of our agents live in the areas in which they work, they really understand what matters to buyers and sellers there. Many agents will claim to know more about where you live than anyone else. But we understand it’s because people know us, that time and again we sell and let properties more quickly and more profitably than anyone else.

Keith Rigby Keith has been a Director at our Notting Hill office for over 16 years, and lived here almost as long. Many of our clients know him first as a fellow parent and neighbour, meaning he’s as likely to sell a house at the school gates as he is from his desk.

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Kensington 020 7795 4288

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A unique opportunity to transform two communal garden apartments (297 sq m/3,204 sq ft approx.) with amazing potential into one stunning freehold property. Highlights include a magnificent first floor drawing room, charming portico balcony, generous bedroom accommodation and a private garden leading into a beautiful communal garden. Currently configured as 7 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 shower rooms (1 en suite), cloakroom, 2 reception rooms, 2 kitchens, utility room, garden, direct access to communal gardens.

Freehold ÂŁ6,000,000 Notting Hill office bc@bectivelesliemarsh.co.uk 020 7221 4805 Energy Rating D

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Stunning Design

Leinster Gardens Bayswater W2 A magnificent Grade II listed family house (541 sq m/5,834 sq ft approx.) which has been beautifully refurbished and restored to a high specification. This exceptional house effortlessly combines contemporary style with period elegance. High ceilings, well-proportioned rooms and an open aspect to front and rear enhance this glorious home. Master bedroom with en suite bathroom and dressing room, 6 further bedrooms with 5 en suite bathrooms, 2 cloakrooms, dining room, media room, 3 kitchens, family sitting room, study area, utility room, balcony, flat roof.

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Kensington 020 7795 4288

Notting Hill 020 7221 4805

Ladbroke Grove 020 7221 0330

Brook Green 020 7603 5181

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Stucco Fronted House

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A beautiful stucco fronted family house (172 sq m/1,856 sq ft approx.) located in the much sought after Artesian Village. This exceptional property has been extended at ground floor level to create a magnificent open plan entertaining space with highlights including a striking glass atrium and a bright westerly garden. 4 bedrooms, bathroom, en suite shower room, cloakroom, reception room, kitchen, dining room, study, west facing balcony, front and rear garden.

Freehold ÂŁ3,250,000 Notting Hill office bc@bectivelesliemarsh.co.uk 020 7221 4805 Energy Rating E

Refreshingly different estate agents

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Period Elegance

Sutherland Place Notting Hill W2 A beautifully presented period house in the ever popular Artesian Village area of Notting Hill. As one of the largest family houses in Artesian Village, this stunning property boasts spacious accommodation throughout. 4/5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (1 en suite), cloakroom, drawing room, family room, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, study/double bedroom, utility room, wine cellar, balcony, front and rear gardens.

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Kensington 020 7795 4288

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Ladbroke Grove 020 7221 0330

Brook Green 020 7603 5181

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An incredible interior designed ground floor and garden maisonette (166 sq m/1,760 sq ft approx.) that has recently been beautifully refurbished throughout. The property enjoys an elegant, high ceilinged reception room and a stunning lateral kitchen and family room leading to a private south facing garden. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), reception room, kitchen/dining room, cloakroom, utility room, shed, patio.

Share of Freehold ÂŁ2,200,000 Ladbroke Grove office mm@bectivelesliemarsh.co.uk 020 7221 0330 Energy Rating E

Refreshingly different estate agents

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Gardners Delight

Brondesbury Park Queen’s Park NW2 A stunning family house (422 sq m/4,541 sq ft approx.) that has been comprehensively refurbished and provides flexible accommodation with outstanding bedrooms but also lavish entertaining spaces. The property is semi detached and set back from the road, enjoys off street parking and a sizable private garden. 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), 2 reception rooms, kitchen, study, media room, studio, dressing room, utility room, 3 cloakrooms, garage, garden.

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Kensington 020 7795 4288

Notting Hill 020 7221 4805

Ladbroke Grove 020 7221 0330

Brook Green 020 7603 5181

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A spectacular interior designed mews house offering an abundance of reception space, ideal for entertaining. The property further boasts well proportioned bedrooms, garage and is within walking distance of the boutiques on Westbourne Grove. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), 2 reception rooms, kitchen, cloakroom, 2 balconies, patio garden, garage.

Uniquely Styled

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A unique house finished in a contemporary style whilst retaining period features. The house offers a triple aspect panelled reception room which leads onto an enclosed southerly facing patio garden, as well as boasting a huge master bedroom suite. 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, reception room, kitchen, roof terrace, patio garden.

Unfurnished ÂŁ3,250 per week Notting Hill office kf@bectivelesliemarsh.co.uk 020 7221 5388 Energy Rating C

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Contemporary Design

Boyne Terrace Mews Holland Park W11 A contemporary mews house finished to an exacting standard throughout. The reception room has solid oak flooring and double patio doors leading onto a large patio garden, and further boasts a high specification kitchen/dining room. Boyne Terrace Mews is a quiet secluded mews located off Ladbroke Road. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen, patio garden, garage.

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Queensdale Road Holland Park W11 A striking corner house benefitting boasting from a wonderful kitchen/living area with double height ceilings, well proportioned bedrooms and a spacious roof terrace at the top of the building. 4 bedrooms, bathroom, en suite shower room, reception room, kitchen/dining room, cloakroom, roof terrace, access to Norland Square communal gardens.

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Completely at home in Holland Park

Our services Sales and Lettings Property Management Conveyancing Block Management Chartered Surveyors

So, if you’re thinking of selling, letting, buying or renting, visit us today. KFH Holland Park 128 Holland Park Avenue London W11 4UE Tel 020 3542 2111 Email shp@kfh.co.uk

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Gloucester Gardens, Bayswater, W2 £850,000 Leasehold Bayswater 020 7724 1222 Email sbw@kfh.co.uk

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Two bedroom third (top) floor flat offering a beautifully large decked roof garden. This property also features wood floors, sash windows and 768 sq ft of living space. Situated close to Royal Oak, Queensway and Paddington underground stations.

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Hyde Park Street, Hyde Park Estate, W2 £3,250,000 Freehold Bayswater 020 7724 1222 Email sbw@kfh.co.uk

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This handsome town house, only steps away from Hyde Park, boasts antique oak, granite and limestone floors and has been cleverly interior designed to maximise the capture of natural light.

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Princedale Road, Holland Park, W11 £4,500,000 Freehold Holland Park 020 3542 2111 Email shp@kfh.co.uk

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A stunning four bedroom, two reception room Victorian house with stylish interiors, a bespoke designer kitchen, luxurious master suite and superb south west facing garden.

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Elgin Crescent, Notting Hill, W11 £1,200,000 Leasehold Holland Park 020 3542 2111 Email shp@kfh.co.uk

A wonderful two bedroom, two bathroom garden flat with an impressive 21ft long reception room and separate kitchen located on a prestigious tree lined street.

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Ultra luxurious lateral three bedroom apartment with direct lift access and air conditioning. This property has been architecturally designed to offer bespoke fixtures and fittings from top to bottom.

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Alma Terrace, W8 ÂŁ5,250 per week A truly magnificent family house in the very heart of Kensington which has been redesigned to optimise space and light throughout. On this sleepy street just south of Kensington High Street in Stratford Village the property faces east and so benefits from a beautiful split-level west-facing garden as well as a wonderful roof terrace. The owners designed the house for themselves meaning the attention to detail is unlimited and it feels like a home rather than just a space in which to live. EPC=D. Drawing room, dining room, cinema room, family room, kitchen, master suite, five further bedrooms, study/bedroom seven, dressing room/office, dressing room two, utility room, guest WC, garden and roof terrace. Furnished/Unfurnished.

020 7937 9976 jared @ mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

It’s the silly season for lettings again and as ever Kensington is one of the most popular areas to live. We have so many prospective tenants wanting to get settled in the area and need more flats and houses available for long and short rental. Give Amanda a call or pop into our office when you are passing. amanda@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk Amanda Man Associate Director

Kensington Office 020 7937 9976 Notting Hill Office 020 7221 2277 North Kensington Office 020 8960 0181

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Adam & Eve Mews, W8 £1,550 per week A very special house that has been designed with style, comfort and practical living in mind. The property features a wonderful open-plan living and entertaining area and is conveniently situated in this popular mews just off Kensington High Street within easy reach of all the shops, transport facilities and the open spaces of Holland Park. A galleried landing creates a fantastic study area and the glass roof allows natural light to flood down the spiral staircase into the reception space. The house benefits from a private patio garden and a roof terrace. EPC=D. Drawing room, dining room, kitchen, study, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, terrace and garden. Furnished.

020 7937 9976 mollie @ mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

At Mountgrange Heritage we don’t just see our local area as somewhere we work but as somewhere we belong; our village. We produce our ‘Village Matters’ newsletter to shout about the great businesses and personalities that make up the village. Pick up the latest copy from one of our offices now or read it at mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

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Stratford Road, W8 £1,250,000 Leasehold This split-level apartment boasts traditional charm, wonderful natural light and ‘Mary Poppins’ views from both sides of the property. Decorated in a neutral and tasteful way the property is located in the centre of Stratford Village. EPC=C. Reception room, kitchen, two bedrooms, two bathrooms and balcony. Sole Agents

020 7937 9976 tom @ mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

Vicarage Gate, W8 £2,350,000 Share of Freehold

Barlby Gardens, W10 £900,000 Freehold

Occupying the entire raised ground floor is a spacious and wellproportioned apartment boasting superb entertaining space.The property is decorated beautifully throughout and benefits from good storage, its own private entrance and lovely ceiling height. EPC=E. Reception room, kitchen, two double bedrooms, dressing room/third bedroom, en suite bathroom and further bathroom. Joint Sole Agents

A charming and extremely bright house overlooking a communal garden in this quiet area of North Kensington. Planning permission has been granted to convert the loft space into a further bedroom with en suite shower room. Barlby Gardens is situated off Barlby Road opposite the Pall Mall Depository. EPC=D. Reception room, kitchen, two bedrooms, bathroom, front and rear gardens. Sole Agents

020 7937 9976 chloe @ mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

020 8960 0181 julia@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

Liz Thomson Head of Lettings

Summer has come early it seems and along with it a huge demand from both prospective buyers and tenants alike. Typically the warm weather means the desire for outside space is higher up the list of ‘must have’ requirements! So, those of you with gardens and terraces please call us now as this is the prime time for selling or renting your property.

Michael Wilson Head of Sales

Kensington Office 020 7937 9976 Notting Hill Office 020 7221 2277 North Kensington Office 020 8960 0181

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Queens Mews,W2 £2,250,000 Freehold A larger than average mews house located in this highly convenient location for easy access to both Bayswater and Notting Hill Gate and only a short walk from Paddington and Hyde Park. EPC=D. Reception room, kitchen, dining room, four bedrooms, three bathrooms, cloakroom, roof terrace and garage. Joint Sole Agents

020 7221 2277 adrian @ mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

Blithfield Street, W8 £2,350,000 Freehold

Holland Park Ave, W11 £595,000 Share of Freehold

Enviably situated in the heart of Stratford Village on a quiet tree-lined cul-de-sac, this house offers spacious living over four floors without a basement. Moments from the shops of Stratford Village and the further amenities and transport links of Kensington High Street. EPC=E. Double reception room, kitchen, master suite, three further bedrooms, family bathroom, cloakroom, study, patio garden and roof terrace. Sole Agents

A delightful third floor purpose built flat with lift access in this building with porter. Situated just five minutes from Holland Park and a couple of minutes from all the shops, bars and restaurants of Notting Hill as well as the underground station at Notting Hill Gate. EPC=C. Reception room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and communal roof garden. Sole Agents

020 7937 9976 toby @ mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

020 7221 2277 holly @ mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

When choosing an agent to sell your most important and valuable asset be sure to appoint a firm that is going to work tirelessly on your behalf. An expert in the area is vital and you need someone you can trust who is energetic and strong enough to drive the best deal for you. Mountgrange Heritage is that agent – call us now to discuss your needs. Chloe Leefe Associate Director

Kensington Office 020 7937 9976 Notting Hill Office 020 7221 2277 North Kensington Office 020 8960 0181

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PROPERTY

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his newly refurbished one bedroom apartment on Elgin Crescent is situated on the raised ground floor of this converted building. The property retains most of the original features with beautiful high ceilings, cornicing and a feature fi replace. The property comprises of a lovely reception room with wood floors and boasts glorious views overlooking the

communal gardens. There is a large bright bedroom with fitted storage, fully fitted modern kitchen with a door leading to the communal gardens, modern bathroom and plenty of storage space. The property is excellently located for the abundance of local amenities and commuting with Notting Hill, Holland Park and Ladbroke Grove stations all within walking distance.

DETAILS

Elgin Crescent, W11, ÂŁ595 Per Week CONTACT

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THE QUADRANT, W10 - £475 PER WEEK

CHESTERTON ROAD, W10 - £475 PER WEEK

This immaculate two double bedroom, two bathroom penthouse apartment offers fantastic outside space. Each room has a balcony combined with a very large private roof terrace.

This beautifully presented two bedroom apartment on the raised ground floor would make a perfect home for a professional couple or sharers.

OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD OLIPHANT STREET, freehold An extraordinary and individual W10 modern£660,000 country house in a stunning location. Built originally in 1962 for the artist John Merton, Pound House

ST. HELENS GARDENS, W10 - on £500 PER WEEK STQueens CHARLES SQUARE, W10£475offers WEEK is Palladian in style and is a wide, single storey building with large windows over looking the gardens. It The was extended inPER 1978 to A broadly charming three bedroom Victorian cottage a sought after road in the Park conservation area. property a double reception room with a and working fireplace, a south facing garden and many period he house also offers potential include a garden room a large studio complex including a workshop and original dark room . Thefeatures. property currently has very highthe ceilings and to Having been newly refurbished, this flat is in superb condition. An This beautifully refurbished two double bedroom apartment is extend into thesurrounding side returnthe androof intowhich the loft space to planning). Oliphant Street is very well placed within the estate to offer easy brick parapets has good (subject storage space. open plan kitchen and living room is a sociable environment ideal finished to a high standard including designer furnishings. Set on access to Kensal ise, ueens ark and North Kensington. he property is freehold and chain free. for entertaining. everroom popular Stcellar Charles Square in North Kensington. Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complexthe | dining | wine | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | over six acres of land

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OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD Located in the Wiltshire countryside and built in the 1960’s as a large, modern country house with far-reaching views and extremely flexible accommodation with potential to extend further. Located in the Wiltshire countryside and built in the 1960’s as a large house. Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garagingr

MILMAN ROAD, LONDON, NW6 £2,595,000 Freehold

OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD We are very excited to be bringing to market this wonderful family home directly overlooking Queens Park near the south west corner. The frontinfaçade of the property which in immaculate condition looks northcountry eastward overwith the far-reaching park meaning thatand the extremely garden atflexible the Located the Wiltshire countryside andisbuilt in the 1960’s as a large, modern house views rear of the property is a great suntrap with it’s south westerly aspect. We believe Milman Road is one of the best and most desirable accommodation with potential to extend further. Located in the Wiltshire countryside and built in the 1960’s as a large house. streets in this location and this particular house is one of the best examples of a Queens Park house we have seen. The current owners Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garagingr have meticulously re-designed the house to make use of the available space and have created a working contemporary home which is stylish yet works for all the family.

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OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD

CREIGHTON ROAD, LONDON, £1,750,000 Freehold Located in the Wiltshire countryside and built inNW6 the 1960’s as a large, modern country house with far-reaching views and extremely flexible accommodation with to extend further. LocatedPark. in theIt’sWiltshire countryside andwith builtpark in the 1960’s as aend large house. Creighton Road is onepotential of the premier streets in Queens a wide tree-lined street views at one and it’s very quiet with little traffic as it’s notbathrooms a regular| garden thoroughfare. Creighton Road| studio has a complex great sense of room community and| itintegrated seems togaragingr be in a very family orientated Four bedrooms | four room | hall | drawing room | dining | wine cellar area with some great houses.

OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD Located in the Wiltshire countryside and built in the 1960’s as a large, modern country house with far-reaching views and extremely flexible accommodation with potential to extend further. Located in the £1,500,000 Wiltshire countryside builtFreehold in the 1960’s as a large house. BROOKSVILLE AVENUE, LONDON, NW6 Guideand Price

Four bedrooms bathrooms | garden room | hallchain | drawing roomof| studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | integratedisgaragingr Presenting this| four fantastic home with no upper on one the prime streets in Queens Park. Brooksville a wider than average Victorian tree lined street with Queens Park at one end (around 50m away) and all the amenities of Salusbury Road at the other. This particular property offers purchasers the chance to create their ideal home in an ideal location.

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PROPERTY

PRIME PURCHASE

A grand, well proportioned three bed garden apartment arranged over three floors of this striking period building moments from Kensington Gardens and Notting Hill.

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his impressive property has recently been refurbished to exacting standards throughout and perfectly blends classic period style with contemporary modern living. The apartment boasts three double bedrooms with luxurious en suite bathrooms. There is a spacious kitchen and dining room that opens onto a delightful garden, while the property offers an additional, separate reception room and study. Further features include a

cinema room, cloakroom and flat roof. Palace Gardens Terrace is an elegant cherry tree lined street located just off Kensington Church Street, which offers a wide variety of shops and restaurants, while Kensington High Street, Notting Hill and the green spaces of Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park are all located close by. High Street Kensington (District and Circle Lines) and Notting Hill Gate (Central, Circle and District Lines) offer the nearest transport links on the London Underground.

DETAILS

CONTACT

Holland Park, W11 ÂŁ7,250,000

020 7368 4197; marshandparsons.co.uk

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Kay & Co are delighted to offer the entire Howard de Walden Estate residential portfolio. Over 700 properties, from studio apartments to luxury period homes, in the heart of fashionable Marylebone Village. For information on currently available homes to rent please contact a member of our lettings team today.

Hyde Park & Bayswater 020 7262 2030 Marylebone & Regent’s Park 020 7486 6338

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W2 Junction Mews, Paddington

020 3394 0016 lettings.hydepark@kayandco.com

ÂŁ650 Per Week Unfurnished A newly refurbished two bedroom mews house (with garage) offering bright and airy living space. The property comprises a ground floor open-plan kitchen and dining area, a first floor reception room, two double bedrooms and a modern bathroom. Junction Mews is a cobbled cul-de-sac ideally situated for all the shops, restaurants and transport facilities of Paddington and nearby Marylebone. Hyde Park is a short distance away.

W2 Hyde Park Place, Hyde Park

020 3394 0016 lettings.hydepark@kayandco.com

ÂŁ625 Per Week Furnished A generously-proportioned one bedroom apartment on the ground floor of a period building opposite Hyde Park. Accommodation comprises a spacious reception room, a separate kitchen, a large double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and guest WC. The property benefits from high ceilings, original wooden floors and enjoys a quiet outlook over gardens from all principal rooms.

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W2 Hyde Park Place, Hyde Park

020 3394 0016 sales.hydepark@kayandco.com

ÂŁ5,250,000 Leasehold A spectacular penthouse apartment within this period purpose built block offering panoramic views across Hyde Park. The property has just under 2,500 sq ft of accommodation with a further 750 sq ft of private roof terraces. The property is now in need of some modernisation and offers five bedrooms, three bathrooms and two reception rooms.

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Campden Hill Road, W8 £1950 per week, Furnished/ Unfurnished A superb three bedroom lateral apartment on the second floor (with lift) of this popular portered mansion block. EPC D

Chantry Square, W8 £1350 per week, Unfurnished This bright and contemporary three bedroom apartment offers wooden floors, a bright dual aspect reception room and modern kitchen. EPC C

Gloucester Walk, W8 £700 per week, Furnished A beautifully presented two bedroom flat on the lower ground floor with direct access to a communal garden. EPC D

Kensington Place, W8 £675 per week, Unfurnished A fabulous two bedroom apartment with wood floors throughout and allocated parking. EPC C

Hamptons Kensington Sales. 020 7717 5457 | Lettings. 020 7717 5459

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Oxford Gardens, W10 £375 per week Furnished This one double bedroom neutral apartment offers beautiful high ceilings, plenty of light and a spacious reception/dining room. EPC : D

Portobello Road, W10 £460 per week Unfurnished A two double bedroom apartment offering wood floors a new modern bathroom and a smart newly installed kitchen. EPC : D

Stanley Gardens, W11 £1000 per week Unfurnished A fantastic two bedroom flat I an enviable location. The flat has a south facing living room and a good sized kitchen: EPC: D

Westbourne Grove, W2 £1295 per week Furnished/Unfurnished An elegant three bedroom maisonette in a beautifully restored period building with access to pretty communal gardens. EPC: D

Westbourne Grove, W11 £1500 per week Unfurnished A stunning brand newly refurbished two double bedroom apartment on the first floor of a fantastic conversion on Westbourne Grove. EPC : D

Kensington Park Gardens, W11 £6250 per week Furnished A unique five bedroom family house backing on to communal gardens on one of Notting Hills most prime locations. EPC : D

Hamptons Notting Hill Sales. 01234 567 890 | Lettings. 0207 034 0405

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Secret garden Notting Hill A brand newly refurbished one bedroom apartment on the raised ground floor of this converted building. The property retains most of the original features with beautiful high ceilings, cornicing and a feature fireplace. The property comprises a lovely reception room overlooking the communal gardens, large bright bedroom with fitted storage, fully fitted modern kitchen with a door leading to the communal gardens, modern bathroom and plenty of storage. (711 sq.ft/ 66 sq.m)

1 bedroom Reception Kitchen 1 bathroom Communal garden Energy Efficiency Rating: D Furnished/Unfurnished £2,250 per week 020 7221 9044 Furnished/Unfurnished £595 per week

020 7221 9044

Perfect pad

Charmingly convenient

North Kensington

Kensington

A modern, spacious and bright one bedroom apartment on the fourth floor in a trendy location, minutes from the famous Portobello Road. (454 sq.ft/ 42 sq.m)

A spacious one bedroom apartment in a very desirable area. Located seconds walk from High Street Kensington and all of the shops, bars and restaurants the area has to offer. (430 sq.ft/40 sq.m)

1 bedroom, reception, kitchen, bathroom, private terrace, cloakroom, lift, Energy Efficiency Rating: D

1 bedroom, reception, kitchen, bathroom, walk-in wardrobe Energy Efficiency Rating: E Furnished £400 per week 020 7221 9044

Furnished/Unfurnished

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£350 per week

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Established 1991 SALES & LETTINGS

The complete package North Kensington Leasehold ÂŁ875,000 020 7221 9044

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An immaculately presented two bedroom, two bathroom apartment on the first floor of a wellregarded building completed in 2009. A light and bright apartment, with balcony to the front accessible from both bedrooms, and a full length south facing terrace to the rear with access from the reception. With secure underground parking, 24 hour porterage and lift access. Barlby Road is to the north of Ladbroke Grove, with its excellent transport links (Hammersmith and City Line tube), vibrant markets, shops, bars and restaurants, and is in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. (1,029 sq.ft/95.59 sq.m)

2 bedrooms, reception room, kitchen, 2 bathrooms, balcony, roof terrace, off street parking, Energy Efficiency Rating: B

Chelsea

Notting Hill

South Kensington

T: 020 7590 9500

T: 020 7221 9044

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CHRISTCHURCH AVENUE, NW6 Set behind electronic gates, this newly refurbished six bedroom semi-detached bespoke family home of approximately 4,000 sq/ft, which combines traditional period interiors with lateral living accommodation arranged mainly over two floors. The property provides a 40ft open plan living/dining room with a bespoke Italian kitchen, leading onto a 100ft landscaped rear south-facing garden. The house further offers a 32ft principal bedroom suite with dressing room and en-suite bathroom, integrated sound systems with Sonos, Lutron lighting, off-street parking for three cars and a garage. The property is located moments away from the shops, cafes and restaurants of Queen’s Park High Street, Queen’s Park Underground Station (Bakerloo Line) and the green spaces of Queen’s Park.

PRICE: £3,750,000 FREEHOLD

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KEYES ROAD, NW2 £1,750,000.00 FREEHOLD Beautifully presented Edwardian detached home situated within the sought after Mapesbury Conservation Area offering fabulous entertaining space and a triple extension designed by the Award Winning Architect James Gorst. Contemporary features are cleverly combined with original features. • 4 beds, 2 receptions, under floor heating • Stunning modern open plan kitchen with Miele appliances • 38’ rear garden onto the Mapesbury Dell • Surround system in place • Early viewing is highly recommended

BRONDESBURY PARK, NW2 £2,695,000.00 FREEHOLD Interior designed & oozing a unique style is this substantial semi-detached six bed, three bathroom house. A simply spectacular property arranged over 4486 sq ft of well proportioned & well crafted lateral living space. EPC = E. • Popular location of Brondesbury Park • 4 reception rooms + study • Roll top baths in two rooms • 120’ rear garden, play area and decking • Great postion for sought after School’s • Has been used as a location shoot

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WALM LANE, NW2 £2,799,950 FREEHOLD Not only a substantial detached, double fronted Red Brick period property, but also a tastefully decorated family home on the Mapesbury Conservation Area. Laid out over 4462 sq ft of fabulous lateral living space that has been restored to a high standard. EPC = F • 5 beds, 4 reception rooms Beautiful tessellated flooring • Contemporary style kitchen onto garden • Bright conservatory & large 36 ft attic Carriage, drive, garage & OSP for 4 cars • Well presented 102’ rear garden with summerhouse

WILLESDEN LANE, NW2 £2,850,000.00 FREEHOLD Without a doubt a unique contemporary style home not to be missed. This magnificent 5 bedroom Victorian homes offers over 4550 sq ft of accommodation with each room offering its own bespoke features. Early viewing is highly recommended to appreciate. EPC = D • A Wow stunning glass room onto garden • Large Open plan kitchen & Family Room 3 bathrooms & Gym • Beautiful secluded 112’ rear garden • Excellent position Set back from road via electronic gates

www.cameronsstiff.co.uk 275 Willesden Lane, NW2 5JA020 8459 1133enquiries@cameronsstiff.co.uk

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£860,000 L E A S E H O L D

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ASKEW ROAD

113 ASKEW ROAD W12

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GUIDE £1.65M FREEHOLD

4 DOUBLE BEDROOMS  2 RECEPTION ROOMS  KITCHEN / DINING ROOM  FAMILY BATHROOM  EN-SUITE BATHROOM STUDY AREA  63 FT GARDEN  DOUBLE OFF STREET PARKING  EPC RATING D 56

GODOLPHIN ROAD W12

GUIDE £1.25M FREEHOLD

4 BEDROOMS  DOUBLE RECEPTION ROOM  KITCHEN / DINING ROOM  2 BATHROOMS  CLOAKROOM  EAVES STORAGE GARDEN SHED  FRONT AND BACK GARDEN  EPC RATING D 66

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BROOK GREEN

138 SHEPHERDS BUSH ROAD W6

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£700 PW / £3,033 PCM

3 BEDROOMS  SPACIOUS RECEPTION  LARGE EAT IN KITCHEN  2 BATHROOMS  EPC RATED D 67

STERNDALE ROAD W14

£1,800 PW / £7,800 PCM

5 BEDROOM FAMILY HOUSE  DOUBLE RECEPTION ROOM  LARGE KITCHEN  3 BATHROOMS (1 EN-SUITE)  ROOF TERRACE GARDEN  EPC RATED E 53

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Bedford Park 020 8994 5432

Chiswick 020 8995 2345

Ealing 020 8579 5050

Hammersmith 020 8748 4256

Holland Park 020 7221 5455

West Kensington 020 7603 1384

Excellent location

Two double bedrooms

Large reception room

This stylish and well proportioned two bedroom apartment is ideally located on the popular tree lined street of Holland Park. The apartment benefits from a bright and spacious reception room with bay windows, wooden flooring and a beautiful feature fireplace; a perfect entertaining space. The property further comprises of a contemporary eat-in kitchen with access to a private patio, a separate dining room across the hallway, a master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and access to a communal patio. Share of Freehold.

Holland Park office: 1 Holland Park Terrace, Portland Road, London, W11 4ND

Holland Park, W11 | £1,290,000

www.barnardmarcus.co.uk

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PROPERTY

PROFILE

MOVING IN

NOTHING’S BETTER THAN THE INSIDE SCOOP. LOCAL AGENTS GIVE THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS...

HANGOUT

Edward Parker, Anscombe and Ringland, 020 7727 7227; anscombes.co.uk Notting Hill has a fantastic selection of local hangouts, but a personal favourite of mine is the Prince Bonaparte Pub on Chepstow Road. This understated gastropub has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and exudes warmth. This is an ideal spot for relaxing after a long week.

KIDS

James Kerman, Winkworth, 0207 792 5000; winkworth.co.uk Kensington memorial park is fantastic for letting the kids blow off steam. There is a great adventure playground, tennis courts and in the summer months they have a wet and wild splash area to cool them down after all their running around.

FACT

William Tellwright, John D Wood & Co., 020 7727 2233; johndwood.co.uk We are incredibly blessed that Holland Park has it’s very own Japanese Garden and I would recommend anyone to visit. Its a wonderful place to escape to after a busy day and seldom will one find such a tranquil haven in a metropolis!

INTERIOR INSPIRATION

Sebastian Anduze, Jackson-Stops & Staff, 020 7727 5111; jackson-stops.co.uk Situated on Holland Park Avenue is a Mark Wilkinson showroom. Many a local resident’s property has been furnished and fitted with quality products from this highend manufacturer of bespoke hand built kitchens, bathrooms and furniture.

STREET

Phillip Harrison, Barnard Marcus, 020 7221 5455; sequencehome.co.uk Portland Road is the archetypal London banker street, dominated by homes worth as much as £6,000,000. Although when William Booth visited in 1899, as part of his ambitious plan to map London’s living conditions it was the worst slum in London. Today it is still one of the most divided streets in Britain in terms of property value.

TIME OUT

Julia Lee, Mountgrange Heritage, 020 8960 0181; mountgrangeheritage.co.uk Ten Pilates is the perfect place to regain your mojo. Their classes are dynamic and energising, and the teachers really know what they’re doing. After a few weeks of classes here, I guarantee you’ll feel stronger and fitter.

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SALES

5-7 Tur nham Green Ter race, Chiswick , London, W4 1R G Tel 020 8747 8800 • Fax 020 8995 7275 Email info@whitmanandco.com • Website w w w.whitmanandco.com

BURLINGTON LANE, W4

£1,650,000

SALES

An extremely adaptable family house offering excellent living and entertaining space combined with a private 80’garden and off street parking. Four/Five bedrooms, Three bathrooms, Large loft, Three reception rooms, 19’ Kitchen/breakfast room, Cloakroom, Private 80’ x 40’ Landscaped garden, Off street parking for two cars. Ideally situated within close proximity of Chiswick (main lane) Station, Chiswick House Grounds and café, The Riverside Club, Dukes Meadow and The River Thames.

RAMILLIES ROAD, W4

£1,750,000

An impressive five bedroom semi detached family house with generous entertaining space, off street parking and secluded west facing garden. Master bedroom with ensuite and dressing room, Four further bedrooms, Luxury bathroom, Ensuite wet room, Roof terrace, Large entrance hall, Two reception rooms, Fully integrated kitchen/breakfast room, Dining area, Cloakroom, Private 35’ west facing landscaped garden, Off street parking. Ideally situated on the borders of Bedford Park offering close proximity to all amenities.

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£1,150,000 Share of Freehold Kensington Church Street W8

A wonderful apartment located in this popular location with private entrance and garden.

Kensington Sales Office: 020 7792 1881 kensales@dng.co.uk

2 bedrooms, Bathroom, Reception room, Kitchen, Utility room, Garden, EPC: C.

£1,150,000 Share of Freehold Royal Crescent W11

A fabulous maisonette in a period conversion with wonderful views over the communal gardens.

Notting Hill Sales Office: 020 7727 7777 nhsales@dng.co.uk

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Reception room, Kitchen, Communal Gardens, EPC: C.

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ÂŁ1,050,000 Leasehold Harrington Gardens SW7

A stunning and bright flat offering wonderfully proportioned living accommodation.

ÂŁ975,000 Leasehold Inverness Terrace W2

A beautiful garden apartment, which has been renovated to a superb standard.

Kensington Gate Sales Office: 020 7581 1152 kengatesales@dng.co.uk

Bedroom, Bathroom, Reception room, Kitchen, Dining area, Communal garden, EPC: B.

Kensington Sales Office: 020 7792 1881 kensales@dng.co.uk

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Reception room, Kitchen, Garden, Private entrance, EPC: C.

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£799,950 Share of Freehold Warwick Road SW5

An immaculately presented apartment situated in a very well-maintained mansion block.

Kensington Gate Sales Office: 020 7581 1152 kengatesales@dng.co.uk

2 double bedrooms, Bathroom, Double reception room, Kitchen, EPC: D.

£610,000 Leasehold Lansdowne Crescent W11

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An immaculate and perfectly formed pied a terre in an excellent location in prime Notting Hill.

Notting Hill Sales Office: 020 7727 7777 nhsales@dng.co.uk

Double bedroom, Bathroom, Reception room, Kitchen, EPC: C.

Joint Sole Agent Jackson Stops & Staff: 020 7727 5111

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ÂŁ4,750 per week Furnished/Unfurnished Palace Gardens Terrace W8

A wonderful family house in the heart of Kensington.

ÂŁ1,550 per week Unfurnished Talbot Road W2

A stunning loft style apartment in Notting Hill.

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Kensington Lettings Office: 020 7792 1331 kenlets@dng.co.uk

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, Study, Reception room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Garden, EPC: E.

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, Double reception room, Kitchen, Roof terrace, EPC: C.

Notting Hill Lettings Office: 020 7727 8000 nhlets@dng.co.uk

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£1,550 per week Unfurnished Observatory Gardens W8

A beautifully refurbished apartment with a stunning roof terrace.

Kensington Lettings Office: 020 7792 1331 kenlets@dng.co.uk

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Reception room, Kitchen, Lift, Parking, Porter, EPC: G.

£995 per week Unfurnished Westbourne Grove W11

A fabulous first floor maisonette with roof terrace overlooking Westbourne Grove.

Notting Hill Lettings Office: 020 7727 8000 nhlets@dng.co.uk

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Reception room, Open-plan kitchen, Roof terrace, EPC: D.

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ÂŁ750 per week Unfurnished Treadgold Street W11

An amazing architecturally designed maisonette ideal for entertaining.

Notting Hill Lettings Office: 020 7727 8000 nhlets@dng.co.uk

2 bedrooms, Bathroom, Cloakroom, Reception room, Open-plan kitchen, Balcony, EPC: C.

ÂŁ595 per week Furnished Addison Road W14

An immaculately presented and interior designed apartment in Holland Park.

Kensington Lettings Office: 020 7792 1331 kenlets@dng.co.uk

Double bedroom, Shower room, Reception room, Kitchen, EPC: C.

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