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KITCHEN STORY

MARIANNE LUMB'S TINY TREATS

BAG LADY

EMMA HILL ON LUXURY LUGGAGE

DINING OUT

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24 30 THE SHOOT

Neutral shades and natural shapes for summer

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10 things we’re coveting this month

39 HEAVENLY BODIES

Our favourite sky inspired jewellery

WHAT’S ON

Diary dates for August

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42 BEAUTY CONFIDENTIAL The month’s best beauty buys

22 FASHION CONFIDENTIAL This month’s hottest trends and products

45 HEAVEN SCENT

The best fragrances for summer 2016

24 BAGS OF STYLE

We meet Emma Hill, of handbag label Hill & Friends to talk about creating bestselling ‘It’ bags

Food & Drink

52 KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL Tasty happenings from the local area

60 SUMMER ROOFTOPS We round up the best rooftop bars

65 FOOD REVIEW

Discover Cottons and Golbourne Deli

COVERS: Photography Elisabeth Hoff Fa s h i o n Ed i t o r C H A R LOT T E A DS E T T

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European glamour for your home

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Take a look at David Shilling’s flamboyant house

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Exam regulators are clamping down on appeals

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We find a family-friendly hotel with a difference

PROPERTY

108 PROPERTY NEWS News and views on the area

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ugust is the best month in London. The streets miraculously cleared by the absence of the school run, the pavements less crowded, the weather usually balmy. Eating outside, such a luxury for us, becomes the norm, albeit briefly. So in this issue we’re seizing the moment and focusing quite heavily on eating. We have trawled the rooftops in search of the best outdoor options that offer views with your vino, and spent a very long lunch at London’s tiniest fine dining restaurant. Marianne’s, in Chepstow Road, isn’t new but it has quietly built up a huge following for its wonderfully creative dishes and enormous enthusiasm and dedication. We also met Marianne herself to discuss

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the trials of being on Masterchef (she’d never do it again, she says) and the lowdown on running a restaurant with only 14 covers. In the spirit of August craziness, we are looking forward to a trapeze lesson in Kensington Gardens as Gorilla Circus comes to town – and then, of course, the month ends as usual with Carnival. Love it or escape it, Carnival is a huge ball of energy that takes over our streets for two days over the bank holiday. Which side are you on? Personally, this year I’m escaping. Enjoy August. ◆

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EMERALD CITY

Autumn will soon be here. Get ready for those cosy nights with this rich spruce green velvet Cooper armchair. Sixties in design, it will bring a bit of mid-century sophistication your home. £1,400; conranshop.co.uk

DESERT DREAMS

Bring a bowl of tropical vibes to your dinner table with this fun cactai bowl by Ceramiche Fasano. A fun twist on traditional ceramics. £14; conranshop.co.uk

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SS16 at Marni was structured, bright and bold. Long split tunics and wide-leg trousers were tailored and layered to create a strong but feminine aesthetic. Summer office wear sorted. marni.com

WILD WEST

Inspired by the “endless horizons and ochre coloured earth of America’s Wild West” these earrings by Aurelie Bidermann are strung with rock beads. £205; net-a-porter.com £205

ON THE RED-EYE

Cover those party-tired eyes with these coral Super Sunglasses by Retrosuperfuture. With a sharp splash of colour they’ll brighten up even the moodiest day. £192; shopbop.com

SILVER SIREN

Sleek and sensible, Ralph Lauren’s latest timepiece defines the brand’s iconic stylish but practical woman. Sturdy and feminine. POA; ralphlauren.co.uk

TASSEL TOES

LOVE BIRDS

Shake in style with these salt and pepper love birds. So kitsch and cute. £19.96; liberty.co.uk

Exclusive to Net-a-Porter, these red suede espadrilles by Castañer are eye-catching and cool. We’re pairing ours with baggy boyfriend jeans. £192; shopbop.com

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ALEX LONGMORE CERAMICS Un ti l 7 Au g u s t T he Ic e Ho u s e Ho ll a nd Pa rk he striking and elegant designs of T ceramicist Alex Longmore will be displayed for the first time in her solo exhibition at the Ice House. Taking inspiration from her extensive travels and the natural world, Longmore’s collection of glasses and ceramics are both colourful and contemporary. u Holland Park, W8; aslceramics.com

SEVEN HALTS ON THE SOMME

T h ro u gh o u t Au g u s t L e i ghto n Ho u s e M u s e u m o celebrate the centenary of the T Battle of the Somme, Leighton House Museum presents the work of Hughie O’Donoghue. Through seven large scale depictions, he portrays the soldiers’ journeys along the Somme in detail. On loan from the Eton College collection, this exhibition explores the way in which we remember past heroes. u Holland Park Road, W14; rbkc.gov.uk

Th rough out August T yburn G aller y

In a series of self-portraits, perfomances and video installations, prolific young artist Mohau Modisakeng reflects upon his upbringing in apartheid South Africa. Using his body to explore themes of violence, labour, security and ritual, Modisakeng makes a powerful statement about the nature of apartheid and the political processes that led to its demise. A must-see. Barrell Street, W1U;

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PHOTOPOLYMER COURSE

1 9 Au g u s t L o ndo n P r i nt S tu di o xplore photopolymer – the E increasingly popular printmaking technology – at this one day course. Used to create a wide range of printed imagery, the fascinating technology is also incredibly user-friendly. Want to use your own images? Bring photographs or hand drawings to transform them into works of art using light-sensitive photopolymer plates and UV light. A great class for those of all abilities who want to broaden their artistic horizons. u Harrow Road, W10; londonprintstudio.org.uk

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CHOICE EMBLEMS

Making a powerful statement on how the oil industry has spilled over into every aspect of society, notorious French artist Zevs depicts his take on ecology in this dynamic exhibition. Using Hockney’s iconic 1967 ‘A Bigger Splash’ and major international oil corporation logos for inspiration this is a culturally aware show.

From 24 Augus t L ace y Contem pora r y G a ll e r y nspired by a famous I Elizabethan emblem book and his travels in South East Asia, Laurence Wood is returning to Notting Hill for his second solo exhibition. Images range from chickens to refugees in this thought-provoking series of paintings. Exploits his signature style of bright colours and emblematic forms, Wood creates a collection of work you will want to visit again and again. u 8 Clarendon Cross, W11; laceycontemporarygallery.co.uk

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PAV I L I O N T h ro u gh o u t Au g u st S e rpe n ti n e G alle r i e s or the past 16 years, the Serpentine Galleries have exhibited internationally renowned architectural works of art. This year’s pavilion is designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and is a giant “unzipped wall”. Transforming from a straight

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line to a three-dimensional space, the dramatic structure holds within it a cafe by day and a theatre by night. An impressive design that uses light and reflection to create art. u Kensington Gardens, W2; serpentinegalleries.org

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THE AGENDA Our selection of the month’s cultural releases Wo r d s P E N D L E H A R T E

FASHION AND RECYCLING To 21 Augus t M u s eum o f Br a nd s pectacular dresses from fashion designer Kumiko Tani’s ‘Re-cycle S Style’ collection exploring consumer culture, fashion, waste and recycling are on on show at the Museum of Brands. Tani says: “An enormous amount of waste is produced every day and recycling is one way to reduce waste. I try to change the image of recycling by suggesting new ways of doing it." The story of fashion is also a component of the Museum’s Time Tunnel that includes the history of package goods, graphic design, promotion, technology, travel, entertainment, magazines and childhood toys. ◆ ¢ museumofbrands.com

UNDER THE KNIFE Brecht’s Threepenny Opera at the National is as sleazy and satirical as it ever was

DESIGN MUSEUM Com mon w e al t h In s t it ut e e may have to wait until November for the Design Museum's official W opening in Kensington but they have already opened the shop. The boutique, designed by John Pawson, presents a carefully curated edit of design classics from over 100 brands including Paul Smith, Vitra, Donna Wilson, Tatty Devine and more, ranging from fashion to homewares, gifts and novelties. We can't wait to see the actual museum now.◆ ¢ 224- 238 Kensington High Street, W8 designmuseum.org

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recht is never going to provide a cheery night out but the National's ambitious production of the Threepenny Opera is a riotous new vision of the Weimar classic. Visually, it's dark and grotesque, circus and burlesque meeting Edwardian poverty and squalour in the East End. Haydn Gwynne is an uncannily exact replica of Otto Dix's Woman with Red Hair, and her horrible gangland husband is a creepy vision in high heels and a sneer. There's quite a lot of violence, some of it theatrical, all reams of red

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ribbon as blood, and some of it actually shocking (cover your ears for the finger breaking scene) – and the entire set up eerily echoes the inequality of present-day London (there's even a Brexit quip). And then there's the music. Mack the Knife, the show's best tune, is brilliantly dealt with in the opening scene with a remarkable performance by George Ikediashi, whose deep voice booms through the ballard. Rosalie Craig as Polly has a voice that's as wonderful as the play is dark and spiky. ◆ Until 1 October; ¢ nationaltheatre.org.uk

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THROWING SHAPES Dior's Autumn Winter 2016 campaign stars the house's longtime muse, Julia Nobis. Steven Meisel shot the enigmatic model-turned-photographer wearing key pieces including oversized coats, slit skirts and must-have embellished bags. 160-162 New Bond Street, W1; dior.com

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Bold prints and big bags top our shopping list this month Wo r d s c h a r l o t t e a d s e t t

G.KERO Prints for print lovers – with a dose of humour Wo r d s p e n d l e h a r t e

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ersonally, I have always loved a print with people in it. Figures of any kind on a summer dress are an immediate sell for me, though unfortunately they're quite rare. Flower prints, paisley, even birds, are everywhere. But it's not often that you find a blouse embellished with tiny surfers, ballerinas, tennis players or girls in bikinis. And this is neither a children's collection (as proven by the karma sutra print) nor is it too cute. French label G.Kero is sold internationally with a cult following and its cotton shirts and blouses, bomber jackets and sweatshirts come in prints that are unlike any others

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we've seen. There's the Bowie tribute Spaceman shirt (look closely and it's covered in tiny Aladdin Sane figures) and the Michael Jackson one – but this is a world away from the low-rent fan shirt. These are grown-up pieces in sharp cuts and quality fabrics, with an extra dose of fun. We are fans, as are Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne. u G.Kero is stocked at violalondon.com and at gkero.fr

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Prints Charming Nazarin Rose Martin

British designer Nazarin Rose Martin, who trained under Alexander McQueen, Lacroix and Celiné, creates beautiful handmade printed silk chiffon scarves and cover-ups. This ‘Stardust’ kaftan (£320) is our top beach holiday buy. nazarinrosemartin.com

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6 of the best

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Dolce & Gabbana

The design duo du jour have updated their Dolce Vita summer silhouettes with a tropical banana leaf print for Pre-Fall. The vibrant collection was inspired by the famed botanical gardens in Palermo. Team with a tan. Cotton-poplin dress £1,200; farfetch.com

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1 2 NEW DISCOVERY D’NA Chic

Just launched in the UK, D’NA Chic is an e-commerce multi-brand platform worth bookmarking because you can shop by weather, destination, event or colour. The site features international designers, plus emerging design talent from the Middle East and the Arabian Gulf region not available to buy elsewhere. dnachic.com

GET KNOTTED NO.21

A modern alternative to heels, these satin handcrafted mules by NO.21 feature the Italian brand’s signature architectural knot. We’ll be showcasing this season’s dream flats with a slip dress for effortless glamour. Satin ‘Bow Slipper’ £355; net-a-porter.com

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Forget school uniform associations, gingham has grown up to become SS16’s must-have check. This voluminous chambray midi skirt features a self-tie bow to accentuate your waist and will work equally hard as the hero piece in your vacation edit and back here in the city. Cotton skirt £360; avenue32.com

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1. ANYA HINDMARCH 'Wink Pont' canvas & leather tote £425; net-a-porter.com 2. MARY KATRANTZOU Perspex tote £625; farfetch.com 3. MUZUNGU SISTERS Pom-pom straw basket tote £330; avenue32.com 4. GUCCI ‘Tian GG Supreme’ leather tote £745; gucci.com 5. ARANAZ 'Palm' straw basket tote £200; beachflamingo.com 6. TRUSS Woven tote £155; net-a-porter.com

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Bags of Style Absolutely meets Emma Hill, co-founder of British handbag label Hill & Friends to talk smiley faces and creating bestselling ‘It’ bags Interview Charlotte Adsett

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e are on a mission to make fashion friendly and fun” says Emma Hill, the former creative director of Mulberry, who launched her own handbag label Hill & Friends together with her good friend (and Mulberry’s former brand director) Georgia Fendley last September. Hill is credited for transforming the British heritage brand into one of the fashion industry’s hottest names, thanks to cult ‘It’ bags such as the ‘Alexa’ satchel and the introduction of a successful ready-towear collection. Hill left the company in 2013 after six years at the helm in what was described as a “very public fashion divorce”, amid rumours of disagreements about a change of direction with its new CEO. Fast forward three years to happier times and we meet at Hill & Friends HQ in Mayfair to discuss the brand’s second offering for the new season. Hill & Friend’s debut LFW presentation last September showcased their SS16

collection at a pink-themed breakfast at Claridge’s for glossy magazine fashion editors that included Anna Wintour. Bellboys clad in burgundy velvet suits with pink trimmings carried the bags on silver platters and were accompanied by Shetland ponies cantering down a mini catwalk. “It was completely bonkers and said everything we wanted to say about the brand. The Bellboy is now our mascot as he is so quintessentially British,” says Hill. “The brand is aimed at women who want a grown-up silhouette and lust after luxury, but are still playful. We decided to start small with six styles that were very functional and classic, but fashion-forward. A good bag should feel like your best friend.” Growing up in Wales, with her mother, an artist and her father, a mathematician meant that Hill had the perfect parental mix of both creativity and numbers. “It really was a dream combination, as I was super arty, but also fascinated with logistics, analytics and business.

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You absolutely need both in the handbag industry.” Though becoming a bag designer wasn’t always the plan. After studying design at Ravensbourne College, Hill had her sights set on becoming a graphic designer and only took a job at Burberry in the accessories department because it allowed her to fulfill her lifelong dream of moving to New York. She spent 14 years in the Big Apple working for Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Gap and Chloé before moving back to London. Why did she and Georgia decide to start a label together? “Georgia and I joined Mulberry within days of each other and always had such a great working relationship there, so when we both left it made sense to join forces. We wanted to create a brand for women like us, with handbags that were practical with exquisite quality. I felt that there was a gap in the market for bags with a touch of wit and feminine subversion. We have such different skill sets and extreme

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TWEENCY

My son Hudson came up with the name for our smallest bag. ‘Tweency’ is his special word for ‘little’. I adore our new ‘Disco’ holographic leather. £550

colours – I think most Brits inherently do. I spent so much time on the construction of the gusset ensuring you could fit as much as possible into a mini bag. People are amazed at how much space there is.” The Autumn/Winter collection has doubled in size with 12 styles in numerous colourways and prints with a focus on popular mini and micro bags. The standout star of the season looks set to be the teeny tiny and impossibly cute ‘Tweency’ Bag (it measures just 16cm x 12cm x 8cm). So what does the future hold for Hill & Friends? “We want to keep true to our brand ethos, continue to grow the brand organically and keep on making fashion friendly.” ◆

E m m a’s Wes t L o n d o n No te b o o k HAPPY MEDIUM CHAIN

This bag is the bigger sister to ‘Tweency’ with a luxe chunky chain. It’s so roomy and the ‘Cookie Dough’ colour is my new favourite neutral. £895

There was a GAP IN THE MARKET for bags with a touch of WIT and FEMININE SUBVERSION

areas of expertise, yet much crosses over in the middle – I reference the Venn diagram in the way we work. For the most part I’m in charge of the design, manufacture and production and Georgia looks after branding, social media and communications. But it blurs.” Having a partner in business must mean support through the lows and being able to share the highs, I surmise. “You are always stronger together. We have a gold bell in the office that we ring when ‘good stuff ’ happens, such as seeing our first sale in a new country (Finland had it’s first chime the day before we met) and when we spot a celebrity wearing a bag” (Erin O’Connor, Gemma Arterton and Caroline Flack are fans). Hill & Friends’ bags close with a postman’s lock fastening in the shape of a smiley face - to lock the bag you twist the lock to ‘wink’ an eye - which is the

H A P PY M I N I BAG

Small but perfectly formed. ‘Oxblood’ is such a chic colour that goes with every outfit. It’s our bestseller. £625

The Autumn/Winter collection launches in late August at Hillandfriends.com, Selfridges and Net-a-porter.com

brand’s clever signature. ‘Making fashion fun’, happiness and smiley faces seem to be central themes that are often referred to throughout our chat. So what makes a bag happy? “It was really important for us to have a real sense of personality and humour. Fashion can be so highbrow and dull without an injection of fun. I like to mix high and low – mixing luxury with fun to make it less stuffy. Your brand has to reflect who you are.” Do your customers buy your favourite bags? “On the whole, yes. The Mini bag in Oxblood is our biggest selling bag so far. Oxblood is also our biggest selling colour throughout the styles – far more than the black. It’s such a classic and English colour. I adore traditional school uniform

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live in Notting Hill and have been here since I moved back from the US. I love the history, the people, the vibe and the neighbourhood feel. My favourite restaurant is Granger & Co on Westbourne Grove and I go to Lucky 7 on Westbourne Park Road when I’m in need of a slice of NY. My go-to pubs are The Ladbroke Arms and The Cow. Daunt Books in Holland Park is my local bookshop and I like to trawl the stalls of Portobello Market for knick-knacks. Relik on Golborne Road has the best vintage.

Hill lives with her son Hudson in a townhouse in Notting Hill with its Instagram famous bright pink door with eyes adored by street style photographers.

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FASHION / TREND YOHJI YAMAMOTO

'Cats Eye' Metal frame sunglasses £410; hervia.com

ADIDAS BY RAF SIMONS

NO.21 SS16

'Stan Smith' Leather trainers £226; mytheresa.com

ANNELISE MICHELSON 'Carnivore' Gold choker £830; avenue32.com

PACO RABANNE

Chain-mail vest £1,830; farfetch.com

SAINT LAURENT

GUCCI

Silk-blend dress £2,585; mytheresa.com

Lurex plissé skirt £915; gucci.com

ANYA HINDMARCH 'Lightening Bolt' Leather sticker £125; net-a-porter.com

SPACE CADET

KILAN

Rhodium-plated, Swarovski crystal & onyx cuff £390; net-a-porter.com

Shimmer through summer in gold and silver metallics

GIVENCHY

'Star' Brass clip-on earrings £215; farfetch.com

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LEIVANKASH

'Oko' Yellow gold ring £250; avenue32.com

GUCCI

JIMMY CHOO

Leather mules £380; mytheresa.com

'Box' Gold & silver clutch £850; jimmychoo.com

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THE NEW MODERN Mix neutral colours and simple shapes for a relaxed summer mood

Fashion Editor CHARLOT TE ADSET T Photographer ELISABETH HOFF

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STRETCH CROP TOP £145; CLUB MONACO WIDE LEG COTTON TROUSERS £275; ALICE + OLIVIA AT HARVEY NICHOLS COTTON CHOKER MADE FROM MATERIAL AT JOEL & SON FABRICS 22KT GOLD VERMEIL HOOP EARRINGS £145; DINNY HALL GOLD RING FROM A SELECTION AT ALEXIA JORDAN GOLD BRACELETS FROM A SELECTION AT ALEXIA JORDAN + JESSICA DE LOTZ

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‘DOLMAIN MILATARY’ COTTON BLOUSE £260; TIBI RUCHED SILK SKIRT £495; JW ANDERSON AT SELFRIDGES 22KT GOLD VERMEIL ALMAZ HOOP EARRINGS £250; DINNY HALL GOLD BRACELETS FROM £185; JESSICA DE LOTZ GOLD RINGS FROM A SELECTION AT ALEXIA JORDAN + JESSICA DE LOTZ

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EMBOSSED WOOL BLAZER £595 & CROPPED TROUSERS £495; MERCHANT ARCHIVE AT SELFRIDGES GOLD HOOP EARRINGS £350 & GOLD AND DIAMOND HORSESHOE NECKLACE £350; ANNINA VOGEL AT LIBERTY GOLD RING £95; JESSICA DE LOTZ

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SILK BLOUSE £175; ANINE BING AT HARVEY NICHOLS RUCHED SWIMSUIT £245; ZIMMERMANN 22K GOLD VERMEIL HOOP EARRINGS £145; DINNY HALL GOLD AND DIAMOND HORSESHOE NECKLACE £350; ANNINA VOGEL AT LIBERTY GOLD BRACELETS AND RINGS FROM A SELECTION AT ALEXIA JORDAN + JESSICA DE LOTZ OAK ‘CUBO’ CHAIR £250; ANOTHER BRAND

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‘GABRIELLA’ COTTON BUSTIER TOP £304; CAROLINE CONSTAS AT NET-A-PORTER.COM TROUSERS £795; ROKSANDA DIAMOND NECKLACE £650; R.Y.M JEWELRY GOLD BRACELETS & RINGS FROM A SELECTION AT ALEXIA JORDAN + JESSICA DE LOTZ

PHOTOGRAPHER ELISABETH HOFF AT THE PURE AGENCY FASHION EDITOR & SHOOT PRODUCER CHARLOTTE ADSETT MODEL ALEXANDRA FABIAN AT HIVE MODELS MAKEUP AFTON RADOJICIC AT STELLA CREATIVE ARTISTS USING NARS HAIR JAY ZHANG USING L'OCCITANE FASHION ASSISTANTS SHARON DINSDALE & STEPH DYE SHOT ON LOCATION AT SOHO 13, BARRATT LONDON BARRATTLONDON.COM/SOHO13 MANY THANKS TO ANOTHER BRAND FOR CHAIRS & IAN MANKIN FOR LUXURY CURTAIN FABRICS USED THROUGHOUT ALEXIAJORDANJEWELLERY.COM ANOTHERBRAND.CO.UK CLUBMONACO.COM DINNYHALL.COM HARVEYNICHOLS.COM IANMANKIN.CO.UK JDLJEWELLERY.CO.UK JOELANDSONFABRICS.COM LIBERTY.CO.UK NET-A-PORTER.COM ROKSANDA.COM RYMJEWELRY.COM SELFRIDGES.COM TIBI.COM ZIMMERMANNWEAR.COM

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Swiss-made limited editions

Daphne Signature Gold

View the full collection at www.dumaurierwatches.com from ÂŁ440 Tel: 01460 220720

Classic time for creative minds du Maurier & the du Maurier logo are registered trademarks of du Maurier Watches Ltd. Š 2016 du Maurier Watches. All rights reserved.

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FASHION / MOODBOARD Dinny Hall's yellow gold Planished Hoop and Shuga diamond studs

MY INSPIRATIONS

Dinny Hall

Dinny Hall, jewellery designer

MY FAVOURITE PIECE...

from my current collection is the 14k Yellow gold Planished Hoop worn with small Shuga diamond studs.

MY FAVOURITE DESIGNER changes with time right now I am loving Gucci all over again but the designer I most admire at the moment is Raf Simons.

Sicily

MY STYLE ICON

from the past Katherine Hepburn (I like that boyish girl look of hers) and now I admire Cara Delevingne for dressing how she wants – and Julianne Moore for always looking amazing.

Prada Iris

MY FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION

Definitely Sicily in the summer and Sri Lanka in the winter. xxxxx

Sri Lanka

MY SIGNATURE SCENT

I wear three depending on mood and weather - Prada Iris, Chanel Crystalle Verte or Tom Ford Black Orchid.

Barbara Hepworth

YOUR FAVOURITE PIECE OF ART

Anything by Rothko or Barbara Hepworth sculpture. Gucci AW16

YOUR FAVOURITE BUILDING

If I limit my choice to London then Saint Paul’s Cathedral and the Gherkin, for old and new.

Cara Delevingne

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1. ANDREA FOHRMAN CRESCENT MOON RING WITH WHITE DIAMONDS IN 18K YELLOW AND WHITE GOLD, £1,630; andreafohrman.com 2. AURÉLE BIDERMANN ORIGAMI PENDANT, ¤2,940; aureliebidermann.com 3. VENYX LUNOOR PENDANT WITH CHAIN, POA; venyxworld.com 4. CAROLINA BUCCI PAVÉ STAR PEARL RING £1,595; harrods.com 5. BEE GODDESS ISHTAR STAR RING, £2,970; harrods.com 6. NAIDA PENDANT YELLOW GOLD AND DIAMONDS, POA; venyxworld.com 7. DIANE KORDAS STAR DIAMOND ROSE GOLD HOOP EARRINGS, £1,665; harrods.com 8. NOOR FARES MERKABA EARRINGS, £8,400; net-a-porter.com

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> BEAUTY CONFIDENTIAL

p. 42

SENSATIONAL SCENTS

p .45

FITNESS NOTES

p .46

SUN STROKES Sometimes you can’t improve on a classic; Terracotta by Guerlain is a case in point. Summer after summer we keep coming back to their powder bronzer for its range of shades, easy application and lasting glow. guerlain.com

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AUGUST 2016

26/07/2016 10:27


B E AU T Y R e v i e w

Silk turbans, beauty boxes and our pick of the best clay masks for radiant skin W o r d s C AT H E R I N E H A L E S

STIL

Scandi-style hair in W2 Wo r d s p e n d l e h a r t e

O

pened recently in Chepstow Road, Stil reveals its Scandinavian roots with a white, airy interior and minimal feel. Owner Christel Lundquvist is one of the industry's most influential colour experts, having won the British Hairdressing Awards Colour Technician of the year three times, and employed as a brand ambassador for several big name colour corporations. Her skill lies in translating fashion looks into real looks, but even more important than this, she's just so likeable. Christel's own hair is predictably perfect: blonde, straight, unfussy and cleverly coloured. She spends a long time debating what shades to use for me, assessing my skin tone and eyes as well as the existing outgrown highlights. Applying countless careful foils takes some time but it's a lovely environment to be in (the mirrors are unusually flattering, which is something many salons fail to get right) and with a refreshing glass of the salon's trademark black water (looks alarming like flat coke; tastes of regular water; is apparently supremely healthy due to its mineraly and alkalinity) I am enjoying the ride. After a brief and effective trim, and a simple blow dry (thank you for not insisting on the dreaded bouffant) I emerge with a sunkissed mane that's still getting compliments two weeks later. This is a properly professional salon with a great future ahead. Welcome to W2. ◆

● ST I L 2a Chepstow Road, W2; 020 7243 1521 stil-salon.com

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Wrap It Up SILKE London

We are generally so careful with our hair, applying masks, using natural bristle brushes and abandoning those thin, damaging hair ties. But what if most of the breakage is happening while we sleep? SILKE London has come up with an ingenious (and pretty) turban to protect and repair hair as well as rebalancing greasy roots and dry ends overnight. £45; silkelondon.com

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8

editor's

PICK

BRUSH UP Fo r e o L u n a

Swedish beauty brand Foreo has partnered with GreenWave and Sea Life Trust for a second year to launch the Luna Mini 2 Save the Sea Special Edition facial cleansing brush, with net proceeds to benefit ocean conservation efforts – meaning you can look good while helping the planet. £99; foreo.com

of the best

CLAY MASKS

HIP HOORAY Trilogy 08

This summer, Absolutely held its first reader event in partnership Trilogy. As well as their famous rosehip oil, Corinne Morely took guests through their entire skincare range. One lucky visitor even won a cab ride home in a special Trilogy cab. trilogyproducts.com

05

03

GIVE IT SOME LIP Rodin

01

You may know them for their sought-after fragrances and body oils but Rodin have added another string to their bow with a new lipstick collection. Inspired by founder Linda Rodin’s signature style, the olio lusso matte lipsticks come in five distinct shades. £28; panachecosmetics.com

04

07 06

SKIN DEEP Mortar & Milk

Clinical aesthetician Pamela Marshall has recently opened the doors of her luxury beauty retail space cum skin clinic. Mortar & Milk will offer tailored treatments using cosmeceuticals designed to get results as well as stocking top-end skincare brands. 793 Fulham Road, SW6; mortarandmilk.co.uk

02

01. CHANTECAILLE DETOX CLAY MASK, £70; spacenk.com 02. CHARLOTTE TILBURY GODDESS SKIN CLAY MASK, £45; charlottetilbury.com 03. DIPTYQUE MULTI-USE EXFOLIATING CLAY SCRUB, £44; liberty.co.uk 04. KIEHL’S RARE EARTH PORE CLEANSING MASQUE, £21.50; kiehls.co.uk 05. LIZ EARLE DEEP CLEANSING MASK, £15.75; lizearle.com 06. MALIN + GOETZ CLARIFYING CLAY MASK, £38; malinandgoetz.co.uk 07. SISLEY RADIANT GLOW MASK WITH RED CLAY, £73; sisley-paris.com 08. TRILOGY MINERAL RADIANCE MASK, £19.50; lookfantastic.com

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AUGUST 2016

26/07/2016 10:28


Life is too short to wear average glasses Sid Fiz Optique in London’s Queens Park is a boutique Optical Store in NW6 providing the highest level of optical care together with an eclectic mix of spectacles, sunglasses, contact lenses and Children’s glasses to cater for all your needs.

CALL 020 7625 6694

or email info@sidfizoptique.com to book an eye test. 46 Salusbury Road, Queen’s Park, NW6 6NN

WWW.SIDFIZOPTIQUE.COM

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HEALTH & BEAUTY / PRODUCTS

LE LABO

Rose 31, £150; liberty.co.uk

BYREDO

Heliotropia, £135; liberty.co.uk

THE DIFFERENT COMPANY

Tokyo Bloom, £95; thedifferentcompany.com

TOM FORD

Orchid Soleil,£76; selfridges.com

JO MALONE

AERIN

Wild Bluebell Cologne, £85; jomalone.co.uk

Waterlily Sun, £88; selfridges.com

RODIN

NARS FOR MICHAEL COSTELLO SS16

bis, £170; liberty.co.uk

THAMEEN

Green Peel, £115; selfridges.com

FREDERIC MALLE

Eau de magnolia, £150; fredericmalle.com

NASOMATTO

KAHINA

CARON

Fez Perfume Oil, £67; beingcontent.com

My Ylang by Parisian, £105; fortnumandmason.com

HEAVEN SCENT Our pick of the best summer fragrances for 2016 B y C AT H E R I N E H A L E S

VILHELM PARFUMERIE A

HIRAM

Lilac A Day, £145; liberty.co.uk

GREEN Moon Bloom, £115; roullierwhite.com

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Venus, £118; roullierwhite.com

RAMON MONEGAL

Lovely Day, £130; harrods.com

ACQUA DI PARMA

Blu Mediterraneo Ginepro Di Sardegna, £87; spacenk.com

AUGUST 2016

26/07/2016 10:29


Fitness

CONFIDENTIAL Get in shape with the latest fitness news and trends Wo r d s E l i z a b e t h H u t t o n

ANYA LAHIRI Discover Barry’s Bootcamp trainer’s secrets How did you get into Barry’s Bootcamp? I started as a client 10 years ago and completely fell in love with the workout. I started working in LA, then helped launch the first location in London three and a half years ago. What makes Barry’s “the best workout in the world”? The combination of HIIT and resistance with weights and body weight guarantee results but above and beyond all it is great fun. What exercises are best post-pregnancy? Low impact exercise such as walking and swimming are great to ease you in and protect your joints. What do you do to relax and unwind? My Barry’s classes are my ‘me’ time at the moment. I also love long walks on Hampstead Heath with my baby in the sling and my border collie. What nutritional advice do you follow? I eat a high protein diet with lots of good carbs such as sweet potato. This way my food provides me with a lot of energy. What are your top tips for people who want to lose weight? Finding a fitness class or community, like Barry’s, is a great way to find support and keep you in check with your exercise program. Small steps will eventually get you to your goals and to feeling fit and fabulous again. ◆

Strip Down Strip

Strip wax bar have announced their athleisure collection in collaboration with our favourite brands We Are Handsome and Koral. It’s all on our must-have list.

● Ba r ry ’s bootca mp

Euston Road, NW1; barrysbootcamp.com

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8

BALL OF FUN

of the best

Little Moons

Cool down this summer with Little Moons mochi balls. Filled with ice-cream these are sweetened with rice flour rather than sugar so each ball comes in at only 100 calories. Our favourite flavour is the mango – so good. littlemoons.co.uk

SWIMWEAR JETS BY JESSIKA ALLEN Luxe High Neck One Piece, £115; jetsswimwear.com

DRINK IT Jarr Kombucha

PRISM Santa Margarita Top, £122; Hollywood Bottoms, £95 prismlondon.com

Raw, unfilterd, fermented, probiotic and delicious, this Kombucha drink is low in sugar and good for your gut with antioxidants, vitamins, enzymes and amino acids. jarrkombucha.com

editor’s

SWEATY BETTY Competition Swimsuit, £70; sweatybetty.com

LISA MARIE FERNANDEZ Farrah Long Neoprene Maillot, £315; lisamariefernandez.com

PICK POP! Skinny Prosecco

KORE Minerva Swimsuit, £249; korewear.com

What would summer be without a bottle or two of prosecco? For those worried about losing their waistline in the midst of it all, get some Skinny which totals at 67 calories per 100ml. selfridges.com

OCEAN COUTURE Bannerfish Sports Top, £79 and Bottoms, £42; oceancouture.eu

ODABASH Honolua Zip-Front One Piece, £226; odabash.com

TREE WATER Sibberi

Forget the coconut, this bamboo water is taken straight from the bamboo tree. With zero calories and zero sugar, it’s a naturally hydrating source of silica which is good for your skin and hair. sibberi.com

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SEAFOLLY Mesh About Cap Sleeves Swimsuit (right); £113; Jungle Out There Tank Bikini (left); Top, £67; Bottoms, £44; seafolly.com

editor’s

PICK

AUGUST 2016

26/07/2016 10:36


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GET BACK TO YOUR ABSOLUTE BEST Our clinic is a world leader in FUE hair transplants and renowned for our industry leading results that have helped educate the public and increase awareness of hair loss options for men and women. We are registered with the CQC and all our doctors are members of the GMC, which means our staff, facilities and procedures all meet Britain’s highest medical standards. At our London clinic, doctors, not nurses, perform every transplant.

Before

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GOOGLE “HSHC JAMES” to watch James tell the story of his hair transformation.

CALL +44 (0)207 177 2345 to book a consultation at the clinic.

www.hshairclinic.co.uk

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TURNING MOMENTS INTO MEMORIES

The Savoy, a Fairmont-managed ďŹ ve star hotel, is one of the most celebrated of London landmarks, proudly standing on the Northbank of the River Thames. The ballet, opera and theatre of vibrant Covent Garden are just steps away; with the City, worldrenowned museums and galleries, and the designer shopping of Knightsbridge and Mayfair within easy reach on foot or by taxi.

Strand, London WC2R 0EU l 020 7836 4343 fairmont.com/savoy-london l savoy@fairmont.com

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> KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL

p. 52

FOOD WITH A VIEW: THE BEST OF ROOFTOP DINING p. 60

GREEN GODDESS Westbourne Grove's plant-based restaurant Farmacy not only offers a wide array of healthy salads (vegan and vegetarian), free of refined sugars, additives and chemicals, naturally, but it also offers an unusual range of syringe shots, including the Firestarter, which is just as scary as it sounds. Stick with the salads, we say. farmacylondon.com

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26/07/2016 12:20


What to drink

kitchen

CONFIDENTIAL West London’s food news and delicious things to see you through August Wo r d s P E A R L B OY D

A GREAT MATCH Wine and food pairings for the month ahead B y J a n e Pa r k i n s o n

OYSTERS

ry Muscat from the Loire Valley has a bit of retro cool cachet attached to it these days but make no mistake it’s an absolute winner with salty oysters, and especially this one, which has more grassy freshness and apple fruitiness than than your average bottle. ● F&M Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie 2014, £9.90 Fortnum & Mason

D

SLOW ROAST PORK

rohibition Wines It’s tempting to choose red here but with the roast potatoes, crackling and apple sauce too then a tangy white actually works best. This is a delicious and great value South African option with lemon zestiness to cut through the richness but enough toasty depth to match the big flavours on the plate. ● The Tea Leaf Chenin Blanc 2014 £12.70

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TARTE TATIN

he caramel is just as – if not more – important than the apple when it comes to pairing this dessert with wine, and this Australian classic sweet wine has all the perfect attributes to make the tart sing, thanks to its luscious caramelised nut flavours, which glides so smoothly across the palate. ● Campbell’s Rutherglen Muscat £12.49 Waitrose

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Great Dane S N A P S + RY E

Restaurant Magazine's annual list of the best 100 restaurants in the UK is chosen by a panel of 150 industry experts. SNAPS + RYE entered the list for the first time this year at No. 82. The modern Danish restaurant on Golborne Road, Portobello, opened in November 2014; immediately well received, it was named the 2nd “Best New Restaurant in London” by Time Out in 2015. 93 Golborne Road, W10; snapsandrye.com

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FOOD & DRINK / NOTES

EURO TREATS Lisboa

The folk of Golborne Road didn't know where to look when David Cameron and George Osborne strolled into Lisboa with their families and ordered pasteis de nata. They sat outside and tolerated being photographed as they enjoyed their EU pastries. Was it a set up? 54 Golborne Road W10

AU G U ST

editor’s

PICK

cocktail

FRENCH FANCY Paul

Just opened in Notting Hill Gate is a new outpost of Paul, the French artisan bakery and patisserie. First opened in 1889 in Lille, the chain now extends throughout the UK and beyond. We are fans of the artisan baguettes and of course of the delicious macarons. 61 Notting Hill Gate, W11

LITTLE BIRD SIGNATURE COCKTAIL Created by little bird ◆ INGREDIENTS

50ml vanilla and ginger infused Red Leg rum; a dash of lime; sugar syrup; 25 ml passion fruit puree; 12.5ml cassis; 75ml pineapple juice; ice; a shot of Phillipe Betrand Brut Blanc de Blancs ◆ METHOD

Take a mixing glass, add a dash of lime and gimme (sugar syrup), rum, cassis, passion fruit puree, pineapple juice, lots of ice and shake! Strain into a cocktail glass (preferably long) and garnish with fresh fruit. We like to add a shot of something bubbly but that’s just us…

PROM POSITION The Ivy Kensington Brasserie

In celebration of this year’s Proms, The Ivy Kensington Brasserie have created a special Proms Season gin menu – perfect for those looking for a pre- or post-Proms tipple. There's also a special pre-Proms menu, and the restaurant will be decorated head-to-toe in floral garlands 96 Kensington High Street, W8 theivykensingtonbrasserie.com

littlebirdchiswick.com

SPIRIT of the Month

very vodka claims to be smooth and easy on the palate. Sauvelle, however, really is. As an independent, small batch, 100% natural crafted spirit, it is silky and modern. Vanilla and caramel notes make this an excellently crafted creation. ◆ E

PASTA SUPPER T h e o's S i m p l e I t a l i a n

Theo’s Simple Italian opened earlier this year in Earl’s Court, the latest project from renowned chef Theo Randall. Serving simple but delicious Italian food in a relaxed environment, it also features a deli, encouraging diners to recreate some of the dishes from the restaurant at home. 34-44 Barkston Gardens, SW5; theossimpleitalian.co.uk £34.95; 31dover.com

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26/07/2016 10:42


SPOIL YOURSELF WITHOUT SPOILING YOURSELF

Super-healthy, delicious and nutritious food and drink Vegan, raw, organic, sugar-free and wheat-free specialities (also for kids) Alcohol-free sugar-free cocktails, juices, shakes and good-for-you desserts

“If you do spot Stella or Paul, for the love of God don’t let them leave before trying a pudding” ”There’s a constant buzz about cool vegan café and bar Redemption” “Worth staying sober for”

020 7313 9041

6 Chepstow Road, London W2 5BH Monday - Friday 12pm - 11pm Saturday 10am - 11pm & Sunday 10am - 5pm www.redemptionbar.co.uk

Can’t leave the office or don’t want to leave home? Get our amazing food delivered directly to your door with supper.london @redemptionbar

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ABSOLUTELY / PROMOTION

GOLDBORNE DELI Goldborne Deli has become famous not only for its fabulous fresh produce, scrumptious sandwiches and salads and outstanding coffee but for its smily, friendly service and sociable communal tables. Fans of the eatery will therefore be thrilled to hear that it has now expanded into the next door. The brand new Bistro will add another dimension to Golborne Deli’s offering, including supper and wine. Golborne Road, W10 5PS, 0208 9696907 info@golbornedeli.com; golbornedeli.com

OSTUNI Ostuni of Queens Park has opened its second site in Highgate Village. The space is designed to reflect the style and design of a traditional trullo of Puglia with Apulian dry stone walls to create a bright, welcoming atmosphere. The antipasti Pugliese with Aperitivo Pugliese is not to be missed this summer, enjoyed on the sun-soaked terrace in the picturesque Lonsdale Road. 1 Hampstead Lane, N6, 0207 624 8035; 43-45 Lonsdale Rd, NW6, 020 7624 8035 highgate@ostunirestaurant.co.uk; queenspark@ostunirestaurant.co.uk ostunirestaurant.co.uk

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MIN JIANG On the 8th day of the 8th month in 2008, Min Jiang London opened its doors. In Chinese culture, the number 8 represents prosperity and success, and thus Min Jiang was fated to become one of London’s most loved Chinese restaurants. To celebrate, they have created three special menus accompanied, if guests wish, by their expert wine pairings for a unique experience. This offer is available until the 8th of August and to find out more please visit the website below. 2-24 Kensington High Street, W8, 020 7361 1988; minjiang.co.uk

AUGUST 2016

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Small

WORLD Former Masterchef contestant Marianne Lumb is at the helm of London’s smallest fine dining restaurant. Absolutely marvels at its proportions, and at her culinary finesse Wo r d s P e n d l e H a r t e

L

ondon’s smallest fine dining restaurant seats just 14 people in an interior that’s so intimate you could almost eat from each other’s plates. Not that you would, of course, not least because behaviour is paramount in such a small space. But it’s easy to be tempted when everyone’s food as spectacular as this. Marianne, named after its chef and founder Marianne Lumb, is an ambitiously foodie destination in Notting Hill’s Chepstow Road that commands bookings three months in advance and specialises in a decadent five-course tasting menu. Lumb achieved her 15 minutes (‘I mean literally’) of fame after appearing in Masterchef in 2006, despite not actually winning it. ‘It was a very weird time,’ she tells me, in the comfort of her own restaurant. She had been working as a private chef and while working on a book about knife skills, her agent

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Being on Masterchef WAS CRAZY. I’m not sure I could DO IT AGAIN

suggested Masterchef. ‘I was worried that nobody was going to buy the book and I’d always wanted to do some TV. And then my book was published the month it aired so I went from being a total unknown to having my 15 minutes.’ Being on Masterchef, she says, was intense and difficult. ‘It was crazy. I’m not sure I could do it again. We had to cook for London’s trickiest food critics, preparing three courses from scratch in 45 minutes on domestic equipment in really hot conditions with no natural light. It sucked everything out of me.’ By this point, Lumb had been cooking for about 10 years and after the show, she went to ‘hide’ in the countryside, working as a private chef for Lady Bamford and soon after that she began dreaming up her own restaurant, which is where we are having this conversation, lunch looming. You can tell why she makes good television – she’s charming, blonde, glamorous, tall and well-spoken, with a clear confidence and lots of energy.

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Was it part of the dream for it to be so tiny? ‘The dream was to build a worldclass restaurant serving beautiful food and wine. Basically to do what I had been doing, but on a commercial scale. I thought my cooking deserved a platform for everyone to come and try it,’ she says. Though really she was envisaging more of a normal-sized place. With six staff manning Marianne at a time, the staff-per-square-foot ratio is particularly high and it’s amazing that she makes it work so well. Being so small makes the place feel extra special, as do the super stylish shades of sage and mushroom it is painted in, the lovely lighting and the curtained windows, all of which create a cosy yet glamorous den for our daytime feast. We are embarking on an epic five-

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MARIANNE’S MELON SORBET elons are at their peak in the summer, so find the nicest ones you can. Start this recipe at least a day before you want to use it. You will need an ice-cream machine. if not, allow the mix to freeze in the freezer at the end of point 3 and then blitz it in a food processor and freeze again until firm.

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course tasting menu, though reluctantly declining the accompanying deluxe wine recommendation. I can already smell the truffle. ‘Oh that’s just the popcorn,’ says Marianne, pointing at a thimbleful of heavily infused popcorn on the table. ‘We use a lot of truffles and when we have trimmings we use them for salt so as not to waste.’ One of the signature dishes, she says, is truffle linguini, a nod to the building’s past (it used to house muchloved Italian eaterie Casa Fratini). Our lunch certainly is a feast, kicking off with an impressive amuse bouche, a tiny cupful of intense chilled tomato consommé that’s like drinking the purified essence of a hyper real tomato,

A miniature pre-dessert sets the scene for the insanely delicious actual dessert more tomatoey than most tomatoes. Then there’s the starter: a perfectly formed plate of roast asparagus with artichokes and noir de Bigorre cured ham, followed by dreamily fresh scallop ceviche (‘they arrived this morning almost talking to us,’ says Marianne, ‘so it would have been a shame to cook them’) – thinly sliced with notes of chilli and citrus. Then comes a ravioli of roe deer with miso, aubergines and Thai basil, an Asian take on pasta, before main courses, a choice of two, so we do one each, lamb and sea bass, both of them full of intriguing detail and

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careful thought. With small, delicate portions such as these, there’s no excess, no padding: every component justifies its space on the plate. There’s a miniature pre-dessert of a divine lemon cream and raspberry sorbet, adorned with a tiny decorative elderflower, setting the scene for the insanely delicious actual dessert which is the improbable-sounding but winning carrot cake soufflé with ice cream, spiced pecans and a small jug of butterscotch sauce. We are instructed to make a hole in the middle of the soufflé and pout the butterscotch in, which seems a shame since it’s such a perfect structure. ‘Souffle is one of our specialities,’ says Marianne. ‘It’s so nice that it has no distance to travel from oven to table,’ which is an advantage of the restaurant’s diminutive size. In fact, there are few shortcomings about its size. ‘We can’t make bread here,’ she concedes. ‘It’s too small for that.’ But otherwise, Marianne’s is perfectly formed. Just make sure to book ahead. ◆

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hundred feet above Kensington High Street sits London’s very own Hanging Gardens of Babylon. You’d never expect it from outside but up here three parks span over 1.5 acres and include a private members club and restaurant. The English Heritage have given the rooftop a Grade II listing while the English Woodland plot is home to a variety of exotic birds including four resident flamingos. Food-wise, seafood on The Terrace is really special with tables overlooking the London skyline. Try the roasted scallops with Jersey Royal potato sauce, chorizo and fried capers or the deep fried courgette flower with chutney, broad bean hummus and spiced lemon ricotta. If you want something bigger, the confit salmon supreme with charred cucumber fondants and seaweed tartar butter is very good. For the cooler summer nights, the terrace is heated while blankets and hot water bottles are given to those really feeling the chill. Making the most of the drier climes, the English National Opera and Musicians Inc will be bringing their classical and world music into the gardens with live performances on the 10, 17 and 24 August. Their dreamy music played in such a magical space will make for an ethereal night so buy your tickets now – they’re sure to sell like hotcakes.  99 Kensington High Street, W8; virginlimitededition.com O

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These are the kind of PLACES that make a LONDON SUMMER so much FUN Ibiza nights: think white sofas, blankets and lanterns in abundance. This summer, we recommend going there for a boozy brunch. Why? Because the Bloody Mary Bar is back with it’s impressive selection of tomato juices, spices and garnishes. Each drink made to your exact specifications so you’re bound to find the perfect hangover cure. Breakfast food is equally as good – ricotta pancakes with banana and honeycomb butter is indulgent and delicious while the buttermilk chicken with waffles and maple syrup hits the spot between sweet and savoury. If you’re after more of a party, the hotel rooftop is open until 2AM. Cocktails include a summery Mexican el Jimador, cucumber, mint and agave which is super refreshing while the RSVP Sailor Jerry’s, strawberry vanilla and pineapple concoction is sweet and fruity – both make perfect daytime drinks. At £13 a pop, this high end rooftop isn’t cheap but you’re paying for the exclusivity and, of course, the spectacular view. It gets full so book in advance.  226-337 The Strand, WC2R; radiorooftop.com

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ost multi-functional spaces have a complete identity crisis and fall apart. Netil360, however, is the exception to this rule. Popping up and down in the same space for the past two years, the rooftop has recently undergone a full refurbishment and is now a fully functioning workspace, cafe, gallery and bar. Attracting the creative crowd, people turn up with their laptops at lunchtime and stay until the sun sets. This is all made M

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possible with free wifi, charge stations and, of course, beer. Stocking some of the most local drinks (draft from Five Points in Dalston, spirits from East London Liquor near Victoria Park) the bar actually supports the kind of people who come to work, drink and play. Going one step further, an artist a month is chosen to showcase their work in the bar’s micro-gallery. August sees Hackneybased Jenni Desmond’s illustrations take centre stage while workshops, such as the Grace & Thorn flower arranging class, bring yet another dynamic to the roof. To cut a long story short, it’s impossible to get bored here. Closing a little too early for our liking (10.30pm) we recommend heading to here early and following it up with drinks the bar below, NT. These are the kind of places that make a London summer so much fun. u  1 Westgate Street, E8; netil360.com

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here’s a distinct lack of pop-up roof terraces in West London. Pergola on the Roof is one of the first and it’s proving to be very popular with a month-long waiting list for table and sofa reservations. Thankfully this doesn’t mean it’s all over for you, walk-ins are accepted but you might have to queue. One of the reasons behind the roof’s great popularity is, undeniably, the location. Taking over the old BBC television centre’s carpark, the concrete wasteland has been transformed into a vision of the med with tanned people lounging around on large white day beds, drinking rosé and playing french boules. Under the ivy–adorned pergola itself, groups sit along communal tables eating food from one of the four restaurant stands. Impressively, Rabbit, Salt Yard, Patty & Bun and LeCoq have all taken residency up here so, rather unsurprisingly, the food is really very good. Big and dirty, LeCoq’s pork belly roll with crackling and Salt Yard’s chorizo and piquillo pepper roll with alioli and rocket are T

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both delicious. While the courgette flower is too heavy with honey, all other food is spot on so this is definitely more than just a cool space with style. Buzzing with the celebratory spirit Londoners in the sun, Pergola on the Roof

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has some serious vacation vibes so head up here when you wish you weren’t in the city – you’ll feel so much better. u  Wood Lane, W12; pergolaonthefoof.co.uk

rom the team that bought us Design My Night’s “Best Pop-Up in London 2015” this venue is guaranteed to be good. Turning their rooftop into a 1980s playground, palm trees, pastel coloured beach shacks and an impressive amount of sand set the scene – it’s all so kitsch it’s cool. As a rather brilliant Miami Vice x Saved by the Bell parody, DJs play funk, soul, house and 80s pop while special events include Sunset Disco Yoga, rap karaoke and film screenings. With street food vendors such as Lucky Pierre serving steak frites – onglet with béarnaise and watercress - and Other Side, the honey butter bun – buttermilk fried chicken with smoked honey butter, bacon, slaw and pickles – the options on offer will impress any foodie. Special events are taking place throughout the summer but we’re particularly looking forward to the Brixton Rooftop Beach Carnival that will be bringing Caribbean jerk chicken, rum and reggae to the boulevard. Open from Thursday-Sunday, the beach is a place where you’re meant to cut loose so head here when you’re feeling full of energy and want to dance. This is the summer’s party venue. u  Valentia Place, SW9; brixtonbeachboulevard.com F

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hether you are looking for a hearty meal or just a quick coffee, Golborne Deli is the perfect choice. Founded in 2002, the rustic Mediterranean menu and quirky interior has set it apart from its competitors. In fact, the deli is so popular during the day that they have expanded into the space next door. Inside, the deli is lovingly decorated with worn wooden benches and long communal tables. The retro soundtrack adds a nostalgic feel and the smell of pastries and homemade cakes is inviting and homely. The extensive menu ranges from porridge bowls for breakfast to freshly made sandwiches and salads for lunch. After much deliberation, we finally decide on the prosciutto and mozzarella arancini (a traditional Sicilian dish consisting of filled rice balls) and a superfood vegan stew with quinoa salad. Both are delicious, and the hearty portions mean that we aren't left hungry. Though one look at the dessert menu and we decide we could probably manage a little bit more. The Golborne Deli is particularly accommodating of special dietary requirements and offer a wide variety of gluten- and dairy-free options. For dessert we try gluten-free carrot cake, served warm and with fresh strawberries. The cake itself is moist and flavourful, in no way suffering from its lack of flour. To finish off the meal we each order one of the deli's famous coffees. Meticulously chosen for its quality and flavour, the espresso really is as good as they say. After a delicious and healthy lunch we leave with the knowledge that we will definitely be returning soon. u

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hen you want to escape London's dreary summer, Cottons is the place to go. Here, inside the sky blue building, you'll find a tropical haven complete with its own tiki bar and exotic wall mural. It stocks over 300 rums, so my friend Phil and I immediately ordered the smoking hot cocktail which was a dark rum, Bourbon, demerara and blackberry syrup mix with tarragon, orange and angostura bitters. The reason for the name? It came to us literally smoking. Strong and delicious, it was a punchy start to the evening. To follow, we ordered scallop ceviche and monk cheek accra. The latter was a deep fried chunk of monkfish served with cucumber raita and coconut coriander chutney. Really tasty, the delicate sweet

fish was complemented by the salty batter and coconut sauce – Phil didn't want to share. Meanwhile my scallop ceviche was refreshing with green mango, scotch bonnet and tiger's milk for a fruity, spicy flavour. The seafood platter that followed included huge juicy prawns, lobster, scallops and squid. All chargrilled, the outside of the meat was smokey while the inside was soft. We polished off the entire thing. Finishing up with a creamy Cottons pina colada, made with three year-old Havana, Koko Kanu coconut rum, cream and pineapple juice, we returned to the grey streets of Notting Hill feeling as though we'd been on a brief, but thoroughly delicious, trip to the Caribbean. u

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White Marble and Agate Side Table; £99 atkinandthyme.co.uk

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Tripod Table Lamp with Brushed Gold Finish; £165 outthereinteriors.com

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Stirling Drinks Trolley; £298 atkinandthyme.co.uk

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Ya m a k a w a R a t t a n Made from natural rattan, this chair is bang on the SS16 trend. First designed in 1965, the geometric black powdercoated steel frame gives the traditional weave a modern edge so that the chair has an enduring appeal. £560; scp.co.uk

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Gautier Gautier, the French furniture design company have opened a new showroom on the King’s Road. Make sure you pop in to shop from their environmentally friendly, sustainable and chic designs. 535 King’s Road, SW10; gautier.fr

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Monkey Wisdom Box Set, £435; amara.com

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Frenchy Furniture In response to the demand for bespoke furniture in London, Parisian Thierry Talibon opened Frenchy Furniture. With a background in luxury hotels and Michelin starred restaurants, Talibon stocks French designers such as Gilles Nouailhac, who was behind the design of this flamboyant chair. frenchyfurniture.com

FAN CLUB

Tom D ixon Tom Dixon’s Fan Chair is a dramatic and sculptural take on the traditional British Windsor Chair. Formed from machined wooden spindles, the curved back and circular base make a striking silhouette. Perfect for any living space. £495; tomdixon.net

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ATKIN AND THYME

Archie Photographic Tripod Floor Lamp in White; £179; atkinandthyme.co.uk

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American Modern pitcher/jug, £60, by Russel Wright; eclectdesign.com

YAMAKAWA RATTAN

‘Wrap’ sofa and chaise lounge, POA, by Omi Tahara; yamakaway-rattan.com

YAMAKAWA RATTAN ‘Wrap’ armchair, POA, by Omi Tahara; yamakaway-rattan.com

ALEXANDER & PEARL

Vintage acacia dining furniture – hairs, £240; table, £495; sideboard, £845; alexanderandpearl.co.uk

KULLARO ‘Arches of Kullaro’ mirror, €1,195, by Lisa Hilland; kullaro.se

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Atomic wall mirror by Giovanni Garattoni, POA, tonellidesign.com

THÉVOZ CHOQUET Vase, POA; thevoz-choquet.com

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‘Time Maze’ clock, £125, by Daniel Libeskind; alessi.com

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The service encompasses everything from the initial floor plans to furniture installation, providing a complimentary initial consultation to get to know you, your ideas and concepts. In turn, you the client also to get to know the designer’s aesthetics ideas and expertise. From then on, you can buy hours with Casa Seven to design and execute your project. If you want to change the space around you, creating your dream space in an approachable and structured way, Casa Seven is your answer. To find out more, visit their website listed below and book an initial complimentary consultation. u

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decades. Over her lifetime, Gertrude Shilling’s millinery highlights included a five-foot giraffe, a giant football and a vast silk sailing boat, all of them her son’s creations. Shilling’s hats make up part of the V&A’s collection and his 2007 display of £1m hats gained international attention. They have been photographed by Sir Cecil Beaton, David Bailey, Lord Litchfield, Lord Snowdon, Norman Parkinson, and Mario Testino and worn by Raquel Welch, Kylie Minogue, Shirley Bassey, Cybill Shepherd, Joanna Lumley, Lauren Hutton and Chrissie Hinde. It is now 40 years since David Shilling opened his hat shop on the then sleepy Marylebone High Street and his

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extravagant and ground-breaking designs made him the godfather of modern millinery. The shop was a conversion of two Georgian houses, which also provided a substantial apartment above, on three floors and with 13 rooms. He was able to hold the first ground-breaking annual shows of his hats in this spacious accommodation, before his growing success forced him into larger spaces such as The Ritz, Claridge’s and The Dorchester. Shilling’s Marylebone hat shop was enormously successful during the 1970s but with demand for hats – especially outrageous ones – declining since the 1980s, he shifted his skills to sculpture, creating steel pieces not entirely unlike his hats. Now he is an established fine artist; his house in Marylebone’s Homer Street reveals his extravagant tastes and

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For many years, Shilling’s main residence has been in Monaco and now he is selling the London house. He says: “Even after 15 years of living in Monaco people still say to me they expect I will come back to live in London one day. While I love how the house is presently, a great blend of contemporary design with a hint of its origins – and I have even managed to incorporate a covered smoking area – moving back to London isn’t going to happen.” Rosy Khalastchy of Beauchamp Estates, which is marketing the house, says: “Homer Street is presented in a spectacular style, thanks to the design and artistic talents of milliner David Shilling and would make a super London home, complete with entertaining space and a rooftop terrace that affords stunning views across the London skyline.” u This house is on the market at £1.95m with beauchamp.com

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ave you ever dreamt of joining the circus? If you haven't, your children probably have. Now's your change to learn the skills as Gorilla Circus, London's only flying trapeze school to be taught by highly qualified, actively performing trapeze artists, comes to Kensington Gardens this month. There's been an outpost of the airborne circus in Regent's Park since April and the residency in W8 is set to remain throughout the month. Here you can learn to jump off a 30 foot-high platform and perform a trick on a full-size trapeze, as you conquer your fear of heights, embark on a full-body workout and have fun at the same time. Children as young as eight can join the mixed-age sessions – and anyone who wants to step out of their comfort zone should have a go. Classes last two hours and cost £24; four-week courses start at £95. Go on, we dare you. u

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Not making the grade The exam regulator’s clamp down on appeals has not only angered heads but could have far-reaching consquences for this year’s students Wo r d s A m a n d a C o n s ta n c e

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our precious progeny tears open this month’s long-awaited exam results only to withdraw in disappointment. The yearned-for grade hasn’t been achieved, despite A* expectations. So you appeal, right? Well, no, actually, not since Ofqual decided earlier in the summer – when your darling was already knee-deep in their exams – to make it harder to get exam papers re-graded. In a move fiercely criticised by many heads and teachers, the exams board regulator said it would introduce a tougher system to make it harder for some pupils to get “a second bite of the cherry”. This follows a substantial increase in the number of re-marks being requested by schools – often the comparatively time-rich, better resourced private ones – growing from around 190,000 challenges in 2010 to more than 460,000 appeals lodged last summer. More than 90,000 grades were changed after appeals by schools in 2015. Currently exam boards are able to change marks or grades following an appeal if there are discrepancies between markers. But under the new system, a change to a mark will only occur if it is found a ‘clear marking error’ has been made. Ofqual has said this will lead to a fairer system, after it was discovered that some original marks were being overturned despite being what Ofqual describes as “perfectly appropriate”. Ofqual said this was disadvantaging pupils who do not challenge their results. But critics from all across the education spectrum say that Ofqual have failed to sort out the root problem which is an exam system that isn’t fit for purpose. Ann Mroz, editor of the Times Educational Supplement, said: “Instead of doing the difficult job and addressing the

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problems that were causing the grades to be questioned in the first place, Ofqual went for the quick fix and made it harder for all schools to appeal. There’s no doubt it has made things fairer, now everyone is screwed.” Peter Hamilton, Chair of the Headmaster’s Conference Academic Policy Committee and Headmaster of The Haberdasher’s Aske’s Boys’ School, said: “This is quite simply a cynical and undemocratic response to a serious problem which affects young people’s hopes and futures…. Ofqual says its

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reforms will prevent pupils from getting a second bite of the cherry, because that’s not fair on the ones who don’t appeal. Hold on. Isn’t that like saying a customer who has been charged the wrong price shouldn’t be charged the right price because other haven’t thought to ask for their refund? … No fair deal here. It doesn’t matter if the pupil is on the C/D borderline at GCSE or A*/A at A-Level. Inaccuracies have major life consequences. Schools are angry that the reforms were announced not only as exams began but as they broke up for half term. “The first we knew about it was when journalists contacted us,” said Hamilton. There is also the key issue of subjects where there isn’t a clear right or wrong answer and how these fit into Ofqual’s ‘clear marking error’ criteria. Subjects such as English and the humanities – often the most appealed papers - often rely on long-form essay responses that are subjectively marked. The Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference – the association of the UK’s leading 275 independent schools – and the school leaders’ union the NAHT, recommended a ‘double blind’ marking system – bringing in a trained examiner to re-mark an exam paper from scratch. “This is clearly what should have happened,” said Hamilton. But “no deal”. Suzanne O’Farrell, curriculum and assessment specialist at the Association of School and College Leaders, said: “Many people believe that the initial quality of marking is not always up to scratch in the first place. There remains an underlying problem in that the system is still something of a cottage industry in which teachers mark huge numbers of scripts in their spare time for little pay. It needs to be better resourced and better structured. The most important thing is to have a system that gets marks right first time.”u

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he mere mention of ‘familyfriendly hotels’ normally sends a small shiver down my spine. I fancy myself an intrepid traveller, a wild adventurer. Not for me the all-inclusive ease of a baby-friendly bolthole. Silly me – if only I’d known about Villa Pia I might avoided ten years of stressful, scratchy experiences with wailing toddlers on uncomfortable hot beaches. When I told a friend I was going to ‘some kiddie-friendly place’ in Umbria, she said: “You’re not going to Villa Pia are you?” in the sort of hushed reverential tones normally reserved for religious idolatry. This is the effect that the hotel has on in-the-know breeders. Its online testimonials heave with grateful parents proclaiming: “I actually had a holiday!” Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year,

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Villa Pia has grown from small beginnings into a 25-room hotel in the hilltop village of Lippiano on the Tuscan/Umbrian border. The main building is a 15th century country manor house, flanked by two converted barns, located on a steep hillside directly below an 11th century castle. The views of farmland and rolling hills, cypress trees and hazy purple mountains go on forever. The house is as beautiful as you would imagine: cool, dark rooms, wrought iron railings, painted shutters and wisteria-covered

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terraces. But there’s more to it than this. Many hotels look good but they don’t have the slavish following of Villa Pia. We met guests there who have been four, five, even eight times – their children growing up with annual trips to the hotel. From the moment we descended the drive into the main courtyard, we knew we had arrived somewhere quite different. It was like arriving at a brilliant house party that was already in full swing. Mums and dads were lolling in deckchairs while little ones took over the play equipment in the courtyard and crowds of older children dashed around playing imaginary games. The bell then rang for lunch and everyone helped themselves to a resplendent buffet before grabbing a seat and chatting to whoever was next to them. Our first experience was much like the rest of our week. Villa Pia has all the fancy trimmings of a five-star experience but none

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in complete safety of the formality. This makes for a lovely atmosphere but the serious secret of Villa Pia’s success is that it is the very definition of ‘family friendly’. Morag and Kevin, who bought the property in 1997, raised their three children here. They understand the needs of children and, more importantly, their pie-eyed parents. Everything at Villa Pia has been developed to keep children happy and occupied, and give their parents a proper break. Children need space and Villa Pia has five acres of it. There is endless space for the kids to play freely in complete safety. The swimming pools are cut into the hillside; lying on a lounger there feels surreal. Someone cleverer than me described it as “like swimming in a picture, as if someone has imposed a Hockney on a Piero Della Francesco landscape painting.” The pool for the little ones is blood-warm and deep enough to be both safe and fun. Our five year-old barely left it all week. And just when you really want to be left alone to read, Villa Pia comes up trumps. It runs cooking and art classes for children, craftily timed for after lunch, so as that second glass of wine kicks in, your little darlings skip off to make pizza or cardboard guitars, leaving you with the blissful chance to snooze for a couple of hours in the sun. Then there is the glorious food for which Villa Pia is rightfully lauded. Meals are served by a small but prodigious army of ladies from the village in chef’s whites and cloche hats. Breakfast is a buffet, served in the converted barn. Lunch is a grand buffet spread – if you like lots of different, delicious

salads, from roast vegetables, to lentils, melanzane parmigano (every day!) and pasta in every conceivable form then you will understand why I still miss the Villa Pia lunches. Dinner is in two parts – the children are all fed together at 6pm on friendly fare such as cheesy pasta, sausage and chips, pizza. Parents reconvene at 8pm for drinks followed by a decadent four-course meal, with wines and coffee a plenty. If your baby monitor doesn’t reach the dining room Villa Pia will provide you with a babysitter so you can have a guilt-free grown-up evening. For some of the newer mothers we met, this was their first taste of freedom in months. And here we get to the crux of it. Villa Pia has guests returning again and again because it is the staff that make it. Paola, Aniko and Alessandro make each and every person feel like they are at home. Children’s names (and yours) are learnt in jiffy and the staff work quietly and constantly to make sure you feel at home. A note of caution: guests are governed by the school timetable

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so during term time expect preschoolers. We were there in half term and the dominant age was six to nine. Our 12 year-old was slightly adrift – apparently the older children are there in July and August (along with 30c-plus temperatures). So plan accordingly. And if you are an anti-social sort, not given to pitching in and chatting, Villa Pia is not for you. If you do want to drag yourself away from the drinks room, there is loads to do in the surrounding area. This is Pierro Della Francesca country and his Madonna del Parto hangs in nearby Monterchi and his Legend of the True Cross – considered one of the Renaissance’s finest works – is in Arezzo. But unless your five year-old is alive to the charms of an early Renaissance master (ours most certainly wasn’t) I suggest you stay put at Villa Pia and do very little. The kids were brilliantly entertained which meant we could do what most exhausted parents really want on holiday… precisely nothing. I highly recommend it. u

¢ There is still availability at Villa Pia for September and October. Prices for adults from £550 per person per week; for children between the ages of 2 and 12 years, from £240 per week. Villa Pia, Lippiano, 06010 MSM Tiberina (PG), Umbria, Italy, +39 075 850 2027, villapia@villapia.com; villapia.com

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LA DULCE VIDA An avant-garde design icon boasting 360° panoramic views, W Barcelona stands proudly on the city’s bustling beachfront W o r d s L e a h D ay

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esigned by world renowned architect Ricardo Bofill, W Barcelona sets the scene for a spectacular time in Barcelona. Located on the beachfront at the entrance of the world-famous boardwalk of La Barceloneta, the hotel is moments from the excellent restaurants of Port Vell, a stretch of pristine coastline and the Gothic Quarter. However, with many venues located inside the hotel itself, you may find yourself spoilt for choice for both evening and daytime exploits. Don’t miss a chance to pay a visit to the Bliss Spa and indulge in a few truly sublime treatments. Arranged over two floors and boasting a retail beauty boutique, two manicure/pedicure nail stations, eight treatment rooms and men’s and women’s lounges for post-treatment relaxation, Bliss Barcelona also features a shared wet area, steam room, sauna and indoor pool. This wellness mecca brings a fun, unpretentious atmosphere to the hotel with its signature menu of spa services. There are also a host of superb dining options situated within the W Hotel. Salt has your seaside needs completely covered, whether you are sipping cocktails with your toes in the sand and the DJ’s tunes in the air, or dining on fresh, sea-inspired Californian gastronomy. If you are after something a little more formal, dine in style at Bravo24

extravagant cocktails make it a perfect place for guests to party the night away. Daytime is best spent outside on the WET Deck where you can soak up the sun poolside. With three highly successful seasons behind it, the ambitious lineup of the WET Deck Summer Series Sunday sessions is a cornerstone of summer electronic music in Barcelona. Evoking the energy of major international festivals, it offers some of the biggest names on the international DJ scene

BREATHTAKING VIEWS , great music and EXTRAVAGANT COCKTAILS restaurant where Barcelona-born, Michelin-starred chef Carles Abellan brings the flavours of the Mediterranean sea to life by cooking meat and fish on oak coals for a sensory experience you won’t soon forget. After dinner, guests can head down to Eclipse Bar, the perfect spot for dancing and drinking late into the evening. Breathtaking views, great music and

including David Penn, Tube & Berger and Manuel de la Mare to name a few. This year the WET Deck Summer Series will also be bolstered by the talent of Becky Tong, daughter of world renowned DJ Pete Tong, who is herself one of the world’s most sought after DJs. All of this is great – if you can tear yourself away from your room, that is. The Exreme Wow Suite boasts three bedrooms, a 59-square-meter exterior terrace with a Jacuzzi and living and dining areas set up for a stylish escape. The Bang & Olufsen BeoSound surround system, 32” Beovision7 TV and fullyequipped kitchenette with FrancisFrancis Espresso machine, keep you and your guests entertained while the telescope on the deck gives you front row seats to the best views of the sea and the sights of the city far below. u w-barcelona.com

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ornwall for the weekend? Spending all of Friday night and then most of Sunday in the car isn’t really worth it, even for the most committed surfer. There’s really only one way to do it and that’s to fly. When it’s 45 minutes from Gatwick to Newquay, then a weekend is perfectly possible – quicker even than a trip to the Cotswolds if you’re leaving town on Friday evening.

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ewquay itself isn’t the most romantic of spots but a few miles down the coast is Mawgan Porth, where we stay in the Bedruthan hotel, a brief taxi ride from the airport, and a slightly longer one from Padstow, Cornwall’s foodie mecca. This part of the world is famed for its surfing, its sunny climate and, of course, its fish and chips.

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he place is squarely aimed at families. There’s a playground complete with trampoline and zipwire, as well as a huge soft play area, indoor and outdoor pools (with a separate kids’ pool, unheated, for the brave) as well as a cinema room. It’s a brief stroll down to the beach for surfing lessons and rockpooling. Adults can leave children in the clubs and hit the luxurious spa and its sensory spa garden, and there’s a childfree restaurant for those wanting to take advantage of babysitting service. Don’t miss the hotel’s programme of events and entertainments, which on our visit included a clown in the bar before dinner, freeing up weary parents for a well-deserved cocktail.

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e’ll admit it – architecturally, The Bedruthan is not the most appealing building. But once inside, it’s all about the sea views, which are dramatic and eclipse any design. Interior-wise, the theme is midcentury Scandinavia, with lots of blonde wood, splashes of print and colour prints. The restaurant is positioned perfectly with an expanse of windows providing an awe-inspiring outlook over Mawgan Porth beach – and the menu’s big on locally sourced ingredients and creative dishes, as well as kids’ favourites.

THE DAMAGE Fly from London Gatwick to Cornwall Airport Newquay in 45 minutes from £24.99 with FlyBe (flybe.com). Regional departures from 11 other UK cities available including Birmingham, Edinburgh and Manchester. Bedruthan Hotel and Spa, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall TR8 4BU bedruthan.com; newquaycornwallairport.com

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A substantial and beautifully presented five bedroom lateral flat with access to communal gardens.

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A wonderful four bedroom lateral family apartment with high ceilings and exceptional triple-aspect views over the River Thames, towards both Battersea Bridge and Albert Bridge.

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Bridstow Place, Notting Hill, W2

A newly refurbished two bedroom house with outside space and off street parking.

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Talbot Road, Notting Hill, W2

A fantastic three bedroom property situated over three floors of a period building that includes two private terraces and off street parking.

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An impressive and well-presented five bedroom family house with a wonderful west-facing garden.

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A stunning, recently refurbished family house on this quiet, attractive street in Kensington.

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A charming and well-presented three bedroom maisonette, on the raised ground and lower ground floors of this attractive terraced house.

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ST ANNS VILLAS Holland Park W11

A fine semi-detached house with an imposing gated entrance on Queensdale Road. Extending to approximately 3,558 sq ft the house has a west-facing garden with studio, a coach house and is double fronted with large rooms on each floor to either side of an elegant staircase.

Holland Park & Notting Hill 020 7371 1111 hollandpark@carterjonas.co.uk

Grade II listed • 3 reception rooms 6 bedrooms • 3 bathrooms • Garden Garage

Guide price £3,775,000

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IFIELD ROAD Chelsea SW10

A beautifully presented apartment arranged over the raised and lower ground floor of this charming period building in West Chelsea with a rear garden and private entrance.

Knightsbridge & Chelsea

020 7584 7020 knightsbridge@carterjonas.co.uk

Double reception room • 3 double bedrooms • 2 bathrooms, 1 en suite EPC rating D

Guide price £1,600,000

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Property ROUND UP The inside scoop in your area

HOUSE HUNTING

MOST SATISFYING TRANSACTION:

I NEVER THOUGHT I’D SEE:

Selling a first floor flat in W8 for the asking price which is also a record price for the street in an ‘uncertain market’. This was a very satisfying transaction. MOST INTERESTING PROPERTY:

CHLOE LEEFE

Sales Director Kensington

AG E N T O N D E S I G N

CHELSEA EMBANKMENT • SW� •

£6,500

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The most interesting property on our books is probably the sale of a maisonette which has been in the same family since 1948. Their knowledge on the building is vast but because it has been in the same family for nearly 70 years, the paper trail is weak.

his stylish and spacious two bedroom apartment overlooks the River Thames and Chelsea Embankment. It has been refurbished and elegantly decorated to make the most of the high ceilings and spectacular view. At the heart of the apartment is the reception room with three French windows leading to a private terrace with beautiful views across the

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THEIR KNOWLEDGE ON THE BUILDING IS VAST BUT BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN IN THE SAME FAMILY FOR NEARLY 70 YEARS, THE PAPER TRAIL IS WEAK

So much client loyalty in the face of Brexit. Vendors are not ‘jumping ship’ and instead are making sensible decisions to keep calm and carry on. FINEST PROPERTY SHOWCASE:

3 Inkerman Terrace, W8, £4,250,000. A charming and well-presented four/five bedroom family home. ◆

Mountgrange Heritage Kensington, 020 7937 9976;

mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

Thames to Battersea Park. The master bedroom also enjoys the high ceilings and has an en suite bathroom. If you are looking for a taste of elegant English living but with a touch of modern European taste, this home is the place for you, located perfectly on the River Thames. ◆

John D Wood & Co. Chelsea, 020 7824 7900; johndwood.co.uk

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PROPERTY / NEWS JUST�LET E X P E R T A DV I C E

KFH

• FULHAM & CHELSEA •

ALICE UMFREVILLE Head of

Strutt & Parker, Chelsea Lettings

DURHAM PLACE • SW� •

On the market for

£12,950 Per Week

e have just let a double fronted house on Durham Place to a fascinating gentleman and his family. The impressive seven bedroom house was on the market for £12,950 per week. Although we were marketing alongside other agents, we had an encouraging selection of prospective tenants and good viewing numbers. In a market where there is a lot of property available it was really exciting to get this result. In this market, beautiful properties that deserve a big price tag have a strong collection of people waiting to see them. These kind of super-prime tenants are serious, they need to move Ω and they are undeterred by Brexit. ◆

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STAFFORD TERRACE • W� •

£1.5m

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Strutt & Parker Chelsea Lettings, 020 7589 9966; struttandparker.com

Offers in the region of

his property for sale on Stafford Terrace is a wonderful Maisonette in a sought after area. Set in one of Kensington’s premier locations, this garden and

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raised ground floor maisonette offers splendid living accommodation together with a private 85 ft garden, which is perfect for entertaining outdoors in the summer. The apartment is spread over 1,622 sq ft and offers three or four spacious bedrooms, two well sized bathrooms and a beautiful reception room. ◆

Rickman Properties Earls Court Road, 020 7937 9777; rickmanproperties.com

NEW�BUILD

MADISON APARTMENTS • SW� •

£650,000 contemporary property within the Madison Apartments, an architecturally inspired new development in one of West London’s most desirable residential areas. Madison Apartments reflect the highest standards of contemporary living. These prestigious new homes are arranged over five floors of just 16 private apartments and a stunning penthouse. Exceptional design and

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structural innovation are intrinsic throughout the development, resulting in spaces that are elegant and beautifully functional. Village life is just moments away, Bishops Park, Parsons Green and Eel Brook Common give this local area a unique and unrivalled character. ◆

Alistair Kidner Sales Manager

K FH, Fulham and Chelsea

What can you tell us about your local market?

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ulham attracts all types of buyers looking to set down their roots. We see a diverse mix of people with families, young professionals and professional investors all wanting to live and own a property in the area. Fulham offers a wide variety of properties, with many traditional Victorian houses and flats, as well as swanky new riverside apartments in Imperial Wharf. One thing that all of these properties share is the offering of great investment potential. Investors tend to target new homes closer to the river, while families tend to gravitate towards the more traditional Victorian properties in the area. Buyers view Fulham as a safe bet in any market. At KFH, we work with a number of property developers who specialise in this area of London alone, as the level of demand in Fulham is continuous, with strong and growing prices frequently achievable. ◆

Bective Leslie Marsh

K FH

New Homes, 020 7313 7711;

Fulham and Chelsea, 020 3792 4508;

bective.co.uk

kfh.co.uk

SPOTLIGHT ON PRIME CENTRAL LONDON AVERAGE RENTAL VALUES OF FLATS BY BEDS (Last 12 Months)

AVERAGE RENTAL VALUES OF HOUSES BY BEDS (Last 12 Months)

£453 £644 £1,048

£755 £1,130 £1,728

1 BEDROOM

2 BEDROOM

2 BEDROOMS

3 BEDROOM

3 BEDROOMS

4 BEDROOMS

Data provided by LonRes

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Hewer Street, W10 £1,299,950 Freehold

A stylish contemporary property (1,539 square feet) arranged over four floors and set within an exclusive courtyard behind private gates.The property has been thoughtfully designed to allow maximum natural light throughout and generous living spaces. Hewer Street is within walking distance to popular Golborne Road and Portobello Road. EPC=C. Reception room, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, WC, kitchen, garden and balcony.

020 8960 0181 shauna@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

Eynham Road, W12 £925,000 Leasehold

Ledbury Road, W11 £1,195,000 Leasehold

020 8960 0181 tim@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

020 8960 0181 ben@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

A stunning maisonette forming the upper part of an Edwardian house.This property has been tastefully refurbished to create a bright and spacious oasis.The amenities of Notting Hill, Golborne Road and Portobello Road are also within easy reach. EPC=E. Reception room, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen and direct access to shared garden. Sole Agents

An exceptionally well refurbished one bedroom apartment with a superb open-plan living space. Arranged over the second and third floors of a handsome Victorian terraced property, the flat offers wood floors, open brickwork and westerly sunlight. EPC=C. Reception room, bedroom, bathroom and open-plan kitchen.

mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

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North Kensington 020 8960 0181

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Westbourne Park Villas, W2 £2,675,000 Share of Freehold

Magnificent duplex apartment within a bold new luxury refurbishment by Fruition Properties. Forming the lower half of a distinctive Victorian building, this sumptuous ground and lower ground floor maisonette enjoys a triple aspect and independent access. With over 150 square meters of internal floor area, it provides a generous living space and three bedroom suites. EPC=E. Reception room, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and bespoke Roundhouse kitchen.

020 8960 0181 ben@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

Stratford Road, W8 £1,495,000 Leasehold

Lexham Gdns, W8 £1,100,000 Share of Freehold

020 7937 9976 chloe@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

020 7937 9976 chloe@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

A fabulous split-level apartment arranged over the second and third floor of a Victorian building located in the heart of Stratford Village.The property spans 1,125 sq ft (approx.) and boasts wonderful natural light, roof top views and generous outside space. EPC=C. Reception room, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen and terrace. Sole Agents

A delightfully bright, top/fourth floor flat which boasts leafy, south-facing views from the principal rooms.The 728 sq ft (approx.) neutrally decorated property benefits from well-proportioned rooms and great storage throughout. EPC=E. Reception room, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen and terrace. Sole Agents

mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

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St Helens Gardens, W10 £850 per week Fees Apply

Super stylish maisonette tucked away behind the boutiques and shops on St Helens Gardens with very private entrance, excellent light and stunning west-facing terraced garden.The property is located within the St Quintin conservation area with Portobello Market, Golborne Road and Westfield shopping centre within easy walking distance. EPC=C. Reception room, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen and terraced garden. Unfurnished. Sole Agents

020 7221 2277 sophie@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

Princedale Road, W11 £1,800 per week Fees Apply

Pembridge Villas, W11 £625 per week Fees Apply

020 7221 2277 neha@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

020 7221 2277 hannah@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

This stunning house which has an abundance of natural light is arranged over three levels.The stylish interior offers superb entertaining space with wooden floors throughout.The property is close to the shops and cafes on Holland Park Avenue. EPC=D.Two reception rooms, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen and terrace. Furnished or unfurnished. Sole Agents

This beautiful first floor apartment is bright and presented in a contemporary style throughout.The flat is superbly positioned just a short walk to the restaurants, cafes and shops on Portobello Road, Westbourne Grove and Notting Hill Gate. EPC=D. Reception room, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. Furnished. Sole Agents

mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

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Pembridge Villas, W11 £895 per week Fees Apply

Simply the best one bedroom flat in Notting Hill with luxurious living and entertaining space and a terrace to match any riad in Marrakech.The reception room opens onto the most exceptional roof garden which is the same size as the internal living space and provides a salon, a sun deck, a dining area and a kitchen. EPC=C. Reception room, bedroom, bathroom, cloakroom, kitchen and roof terrace with fitted terrace kitchen.

020 7221 2277 neha@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

Strathmore Gardens, W8 £495 per week Fees Apply

Lansdowne Road, W11 £4,650 per week Fees Apply

020 7221 2277 hannah@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

020 7221 2277 sophie@mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

A stunning raised ground floor apartment which has been refurbished to a high standard. Strathmore Gardens is a quiet cul-de-sac just off Palace Gardens Terrace close to Notting Hill Gate and Kensington High Street with their vast array of amenities. EPC=D. Reception room, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. Furnished.

Beautiful house on this wonderful street in Notting Hill.The property provides the perfect balance of family accommodation and elegant entertaining space. Available for long or short lets immediately. EPC=F.Two reception rooms, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen, garden and communal gardens. Furnished. Sole Agents

mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

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PROPERTY / NEW TO THE MARKET

LUXURIOUS

LETTINGS London’s Finest Assets

CHEYNE WALK

SW10

£12,783 PCM

sensational Grade II Listed townhouse refurbished to a high standard and offering south facing views across the Thames and over to Battersea Park. The four bedroomed house has four further bathrooms, a library, large family kitchen, ample storage, front garden, access to communal gardens, rear garden, private gated access and comes with private underground parking. u  John D Wood & Co. Chelsea, 020 7808 8555; johndwood.co.uk

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MORETON STREET

SW1V

£750 P e r We e k

fantastic and spacious two bedroom maisonette arranged over two floors and located within the sought after area that is known as the ‘Moreton Triangle’. The first floor consists of a large reception room with dining area and a separate kitchen with ample storage. There is a study area located on the half landing which leads onto a large decked terrace. The second floor consists of the master bedroom, a second bedroom

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and a bathroom. The high ceilings, sash windows and feature fireplaces add an abundance of character to this stunning home.Moreton Street is located moments away from Pimlico underground station. The area offers numerous local amenities. u  Portico Fulham, 020 7731 7788; portico.com

COULSON STREET

Sloane Square. Occupying three floors, the accommodation comprises: reception room, smart kitchen/ diner, three large double bedrooms, two bath/shower rooms, a further reception area on lower ground floor, a well fitted laundry room and a

SW3

£1,595 P e r We e k

eautifully refurbished to a high specification, this three bedroom Chelsea townhouse is superbly located just moments from

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secluded patio garden, perfect for entertaining in the summer months. This stunning property on Coulson Street can be offered both furnished or unfurnished. u  Chestertons Chelsea, 020 7594 4750; chestertons.com

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275 Willesden Lane, Willesden Green, London, NW2 5JA Tel: 020 8459 1133 Fax: 020 8451 2008 enquiries@cameronsstiff.co.uk cameronsstiff.co.uk

EPC - D

Geary Road, NW10 Extraordinary

stunning

£1,350,000 Freehold family

house

that

has

been

• 5 bedrooms, 1 family bathroom & 2 en-suites

meticulously refurbished with considerable flair and attention

• Stunning designer kitchen/dining room & reception room

to detail with beautiful bespoke finishes, fittings & architectural

• 37 ft rear garden + terrace, OSP

period features. Viewing recommended.

• Great position close to Willesden Green (Jubilee)

EPC - D

Sneyd Road, NW2

£1,500,000 Freehold

Completely refurbished family home benefitting from a large

• 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & WC

rear

• 31ft open plan kitchen/dining room onto rear garden

extension

creating

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magnificent

family

room

sympathetically designed and offers a large loft suitable for

• Reception room, utility room

conversion. 10 mins from Gladstone Park. Viewing essential.

• Mature rear garden of 52 ft & tiled patio, OSP

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275 Willesden Lane, Willesden Green, London, NW2 5JA Tel: 020 8459 1133 Fax: 020 8451 2008 enquiries@cameronsstiff.co.uk cameronsstiff.co.uk

EPC - D

Wrentham Avenue, NW10

£2,350,000 Freehold

Beautifully refurbished centre terraced house arranged over

• 5 bedrooms, family bathroom, en-suite and shower room

three floors and situated in this popular location close to shops,

• Open plan kitchen/diner, reception & dining room

bars and gastropubs of Chamberlayne Road, Tiverton Green

• Conservatory, utility room

and Queens Park. Viewing a must!

• Marble fireplace, oak flooring, under floor heating

EPC - E

Brondesbury Park, NW2

£2,395,000 Freehold

A stunning semi-detached house spanning over 4500 sq ft

• 7 bedrooms with en-suites, 2 reception rooms

offering an abundance of lateral living space & situated in the

• Grand entrance hall with parquet flooring

heart of Brondebsury Park close to transport & amenities. No

• Superb kitchen/family room, study onto garden

Upper Chain.

• Private driveway, garage, large patio & 77 ft rear garden

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EPC - E

Dartmouth Road, NW2

£2,599,950 Freehold

A substantial detached period house arranged over two floors

• 5 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, 2 bathrooms

offering 2481 sq ft of fine lateral living space for a growing

• Fabulous 90ft mature rear garden

family. Beautifully presented throughout in an enviable position

• Excellent position close to amenities & transport

on the Mapesbury Conservation Area.

• Full of original features. Viewing essential

EPC - F

Aylestone Avenue, NW6

£2,799,950 Freehold

A stunning example of a 1930s detached family home that

• 5 bedrooms, 4 reception rooms, 2 bathrooms

was rebuilt in the 1950s replicating all of the original features

• Large kitchen, entrance vestibule, leaded windows

but in need of refurbishment.

• Oak wood flooring & panelling, fireplaces

Situated in the heart of

Brondesbury Park close to Queens Park station.

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• Small conservatory, garage, 45 ft rear garden

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020 7328 2828 62 Salusbury Road, NW6 6NS queensparkpartnership.co.uk

EPC - D

BRAVINGTON ROAD, W9

£750,000 Leasehold

Extended, very well presented 2 double bedroom garden flat set on the ground floor of a converted period property, spanning over 788 sq ft with spacious rooms, fully fitted kitchen and bright reception opening onto a private rear garden. Situated close to Maida Vale & Queens Park.

• Ground floor flat, private garden • 2 bedrooms, spacious reception • Close to Queens Park & transport links • Viewing highly recommended

EPC - F

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WHITMORE GARDENS, NW10

£1,650,000 Freehold

Situated just off the bustling Chamberlayne Road & within easy reach to Kensal Rise with all its cafes & transport links is this stunning, architecturally designed 4 bedroom family home with swimming pool, sauna and separate studio in the garden and unique open plan kitchen/reception room. Must be seen to be fully appreciated!

• Stunning 1550 sq ft family home • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Swimming pool, sauna, off street parking • 30 ft rear garden with studio

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RADNOR ROAD, NW6

£1,850,000 Freehold

Charming 3 bedroom period house in need of some refurbishment that would make a wonderful family home, situated on a quiet residential road just off the beautiful open spaces of Queens Park. The property provides 1371 sq ft of living space boasting 3 receptions and a pretty 30 ft rear garden. Viewing is highly recommended.

• Excellent position, close to Queens Park • 3 bedrooms, 3 receptions • Spanning 1371 sq ft, 30 ft rear garden • Close to local amenities & transport links

EPC - D

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DUNDONALD ROAD, NW10

£2,050,000 Freehold

Impressive, beautifully presented 4 bedroom semi-detached house boasting bright & spacious double reception room, fully extended kitchen/diner with glass sliding doors opening onto an 80 ft sunny rear garden, situated on this sought after road close to the trendy Chamberlayne & Salusbury Roads with all their amenities and transport links.

• Beautifully presented family home • Semi-detached, 80 ft rear garden • Open plan kitchen/diner, 4 bedrooms • Close to Queens Park & transport links

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PROPERTY / PROFILE

IN THEIR OWN

WORDS

Paul Hyman SALES MANAG ER , KFH

Jonathan McCormack LE T TIN G S MANAG ER , KFH

REBECCA NOONAN

Paul Hyman orn and raised in the exotic location of Ilford in Essex, I had originally wanted to be a marine biologist. I was very into snakes, lizards and fish, until I discovered girls, got bored of my collection and let my piranha eat them all. I’d always been interested in sales and was thrown in at the deep end at an early age when I traded in industrial warehousing and local residential property. The introduction to a whole array of cultures in central London captured my interest and I loved the challenge of creating deals. I have now been in the Bayswater area for thirty years, and I have no idea where the time has gone. Being based here for so long has been an absolute pleasure, after all, what’s not to love about having everything London has to offer at your fingertips?

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I loved the challenge of creating deals

Hyde Park, one of London’s eight Royal Parks, is remarkable. With 350 acres to explore there is something for everyone, from the wonderful Princess Diana memorial, to Speakers’ Corner and the brilliant British Summer Time concerts. There’s also Portobello Market around the corner, which is always worth a visit, and Oxford Street and Westfield are both only ten minutes away. If you did for some reason want to leave, the Heathrow Express at Paddington can whisk you away in no time. ◆

Jonathan McCormack riginally from Co. Mayo on O the west coast of Ireland, I’ve now been based as an agent in central London for seven years. Prior to this, I worked as an account manager for a corporate services department, dealing with international relocations, so it was natural for me to move into lettings. Without a doubt, the best thing about working in Bayswater are the clients. Everybody here really cares about the area and everyone seems to know everyone, so it’s got a really

It’s a very exciting time for Bayswater

lovely community feel – rare for London. Things are looking positive for the lettings market this year. Regardless of what’s currently happening in the wider political sphere, it won’t change the fact that thousands of students will still be looking to move to London later on in the summer. Historically, when there is short term uncertainty in the sales market, the lettings market benefits; after all people still need a place to live! It’s a very exciting time for Bayswater as an area. The redevelopment plans for Queensway are already in full swing, and with Crossrail due to complete in 2018, getting around London will have never been so easy. It’s also a great time for us as we’re relocating to bigger and better premises later on in the summer. We’ll be based at 186 Queensway, so please do pop in and say hello. ◆

KFH / BAYSWATER / Lettings - 020 3792 1093 / Sales - 020 3792 1092

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A wonderful double-fronted, two-bedroom duplex with two en suite bathrooms and a double garage Matching people and property in London for 160 years.

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Westbourne Park Road W2 £3,750,000 A wonderful three-bedroom property boasting excellent entertaining space over two floors, located in the heart of Notting Hill and close to Kensington Gardens. Freehold. EPC=E

• Three bedrooms • Approx 2,200 sqft • Terraced home • Close to transport links Notting Hill Sales: 020 7313 2890 sales.not@marshandparsons.co.uk

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Campden Hill Gardens W8 ÂŁ3,250,000 A beautifully presented and recently refurbished, three-bedroom flat, moments from Notting Hill Gate. Share of Freehold. EPC=C Kensington Sales: 020 7368 4450 sales.kns@marshandparsons.co.uk

Westbourne Grove W11 ÂŁ1,950,000 A stunning two-bedroom loft-style apartment, located on the highly desirable Westbourne Grove. EPC=D Notting Hill Sales: 020 7313 2890 sales.not@marshandparsons.co.uk

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Leinster Mews W2 ÂŁ1,350 per week A stunning three-bedroom mews house, close to the vast green open spaces of Hyde Park and local transport links. EPC=E Notting Hill Lettings: 020 7313 6910 lets.not@marshandparsons.co.uk

Farmer Street W8 ÂŁ1,295 per week A charming three-bedroom house boasting spacious living, located in the desirable Hillgate Village of Kensington. EPC=D Kensington Lettings: 020 7368 4450 lets.lets@marshandparsons.co.uk

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BROOK GREEN 138 SHEPHERDS BUSH ROAD W6 7PB SHEPHERDS BUSH 113 ASKEW ROAD W12 9AS ACTON 27 CHURCHFIELD ROAD W3 6BD

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STERNDALE ROAD W14 £1,750 PW / £7,583 PCM • • • • •

5 DOUBLE BEDROOMS WONDERFUL MASTER SUITE GROUND FLOOR KITCHEN/DINING/LIVING MEDIA/PLAYROOM 2 BATHROOMS (1 EN SUITE)

LETTINGS 0207 371 4071

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3 SHOWER ROOMS (2 EN SUITE) FURTHER STUDY UTILITY ROOM PATIO GARDEN EPC RATING C 73

LOCAL . INDEPENDENT . INVOLVED

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RYLETT STUDIOS, RYLETT CRESCENT W12 GUIDE £2.4M FREEHOLD • • • • •

4 DOUBLE BEDROOMS 36'11 x 24'2 FIRST FLOOR LIVING SPACE TV/MEDIA ROOM 3 BATHROOMS (2 EN SUITE) UTILITY/CLOAKROOM

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WALK IN PANTRY ROOF TERRACE OFF STREET PARKING EPC RATING C 78

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PROPERTY / NEW TO THE MARKET PRIME

PURCHASE London’s Finest Assets

HOLLAND PARK

 W11

£1,100,000

beautiful top floor apartment set in an Italianate villa on one of the most desirable roads in the area. This bright, one double bedroom home comes complete with access to tranquil communal gardens and views over tennis courts. Holland Park itself is a short walk away, and the wonderful array of shops, cafés and restaurants can be found on Holland Park Avenue and in Westfield Shopping centre. Located close to three stations, including Holland Park, Shepherd's Bush and Kensington Olympia. u  KFH Holland Park, 020 3792 4518; kfh.co.uk

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the transport links of Kensington Olympia and Shepherd's Bush. u  Carter Jonas Holland Park, 020 3553 6466; carterjonas.co.uk

 W14

£800,000

wonderful raised ground floor apartment set in an attractive period converted house within a tree-lined road. The apartment offers generous accomodation and compromises a large bayfronted reception room with open plan kitchen, two bedrooms and a modern bathroom along with ample storage. The home is offered with a long lease and is ideally located for the ammenities of Holland Park, Kensington and

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KINGWOOD ROAD

 SW6

£1,575,000

his architecturally designed property, in T the heart of Munster Village, is brought to the market with an emphasis on quality and style. On the ground floor there is a formal reception room and a bespoke kitchen which opens out into a large dining/living area. The master bedroom on the first

floor has a marble tiled en suite shower room. Also on the first floor is a double bedroom and a family bathroom. The second floor is comprised of two double bedrooms and an additional bathroom. This home is the perfect combination of contemporary and classic

design, giving the entire house a sense of grandeur. The open spaces of Parsons Green and the lively centre of Fulham Broadway are just a short distance away. u  Featherstone Leigh Fulham, 020 7610 9755; featherstoneleigh.co.uk

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SPRING SALE NOW ON £10k FIXED FEE (+VAT) FOR £1m+ PROPERTIES *

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0207 099 4000 * T&Cs Apply

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CHENISTON GARDENS, KENSINGTON, W8 £595 PW

KE Y FE AT URES Two Double Bedrooms Two Bathrooms Solid Wooden Floors High Ceilings Fitted Kitchen Excellent Location

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Acton 020 8993 6767 Battersea 020 7738 1538 Bloomsbury 020 7291 0650 Camden 020 7482 1060 Clapham 020 7501 0454 Dulwich 020 8299 6066 Fulham 020 7731 7788 Hammersmith 020 8748 3630 Highbury 020 7288 9440 Islington 020 7354 3283 West Hampstead 020 7794 1000

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FULHAM ROAD, FULHAM , SW6 £675,000

KE Y FE AT URES Two Double Bedrooms Well Proportioned Large Separate Kitchen Bright & Airy Period Features Throughout Excellent Location

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Lettings 020 7751 5100 www.farrar.co.uk

DRAYTON GARDENS, LONDON, SW10 An exceptional three bedroom lateral apartment which has undergone extensive refurbishment and offers contemporary living space throughout. The property is situated on the 2nd floor of a modern building with lift access and comprises a stunning reception room with access to a balcony, an impressive kitchen, a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, two further double bedrooms and a family shower room. There is an underground parking space available by separate negotiation. EPC Rating: C. FURNISHED / UNFURNISHED

£1,300

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*Tenants are advised when renting a property the advertised rent does not include council tax, water or utility charges. The administration fees are £175 (inc. VAT) and referencing charges of £40 per Tenant/Guarantor. The inventory check in cost will vary but should not exceed £150 and a 6-8 week deposit is required.

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OAKLEY STREET, LONDON, SW3 An outstanding and immaculately presented family house which has been refurbished to a very high standard and extending to approx 3,900 sq ft. The house offers superb entertaining space and comprising six bedrooms, four luxurious bathrooms, three reception rooms, a fully fitted stylish kitchen, wine cellar and a 68ft landscaped garden. A truly exceptional house. EPC Rating: E. UNFURNISHED

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NIGEL LEWIS

MILLION POUND STREETS WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO LIMIT? London's prime property market boom has been unprecedented recently, discovers Nigel Lewis

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ouse prices within the most desirable streets n the capital have been rising so fast recently that in one area house price have almost doubled in five years. Savills say prices in what it calls North and East Prime London (Shoreditch, Islington, Wapping and Canary Wharf) have risen by 42.1% over the past five years. Other areas of prime London have not been so spectacular, but still extraordinary including Prime Central London (+28%) and Prime North West London (Primrose Hill and St John’s Wood to you and me) at +27.9%. But it’s not all clinking champagne flutes. Some agents say the party may be over as the European referendum, increased Stamp Duty and jittery foreign buyers have reduced demand in these markets. Despite these worries, these percentage increases mean some roads still feature houses for sale at record highs; remember it was only a year ago that a renovated mansion on Upper Brook Street in Mayfair sold for £90m. So what are the other streets in London that can claim such huge prices? Here we reveal where the most expensive residential roads and streets are, based on data from Zoopla.

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SEVEN BEDROOM DETACHED FOR SALE ON COMPTON AVENUE, HAMPSTEAD. £9.95M VIA KNIGHT FRANK, 020 3811 2459.

KENSINGTON PALACE GARDENS

Average price: £42.6 million ensington and Chelsea is the king of bling. At least half of K the 20 most expensive streets in London are in the borough and the list is led by Kensington Palace Gardens which connects Kensington High Street and Bayswater Road. Last year, the tree-lined and security-guarded avenue featured the sale of 15a, which went on the market with a 125-year lease at £85 million. u

THE BOLTONS, BROMPTON

Average price: £36.1 million ext on the list is The N Boltons, a squashed oval road in Brompton named after the church within the private communal gardens at its centre. It has just 30 houses but when they come up for sale, bidding wars usually ensue. Last year a mansion built recently on the site of an old telephone exchange sold for £51m. It has seen some famous residents, too,

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PROPERTY / LIVING THE LIFE including Jeffrey Archer, Douglas Fairbanks and the supermarketowning Sainsbury family. The primary school at its northerly end was built during the 1950s on the site of Beatrix Potter’s former home. There is an off-market, six bedroom house for sale on The Boltons at the moment, although the price is not disclosed. u

GROSVENOR CRESCENT, WESTMINSTER

Average price: £21.9 million axi drivers will know this road as the connecting road T of Belgrave Square to the Hyde Park Corner roundabout. But it’s central position has pushed up prices recently, helped by the Regency houses that line it. It is probably best known as the home the Belgian Embassy and the fact that, during the early noughties, 3-10 Grosvenor Crescent was bought, remodelled and turned into a clutch of huge apartments sold individually for a total of £201m. u

COURTENAY AVENUE, HAMPSTEAD

Average Price: £20.9 million n first inspect Courtenay O Avenue does not look like its stucco-fronted Kensington and Chelsea rivals. It is a suburban, cul-de- sac in between Highgate Golf Club and Kenwood House. The road parallel to it is The Bishops Avenue, better known as Billionaire’s row, and like it, Courtenay Avenue is treasured for it’s large detached houses and gardens, many of which have swimming pools. In short, it is a little

The road parallel to it is The Bishops Avenue, better known as Billionaire's row

GROSVENOR CRESCENT, WESTMINSTER AVERAGE PRICE: £21.9 MILLION.

bit of rural North London but not that far from central London. The most recent house to be sold was Heathways, for £18m in 2014. u

modest homes built during the post-war years are bought up by developers and then flattened to make way for opulent mansions. There is currently a large, detached house for sale on the road with Knight Frank. The Red House, which has a swimming pool, large garden and seven bedrooms is on the market for £9.95m. u

FROGNAL WAY, HAMPSTEAD

COMPTON AVENUE, HAMPSTEAD

Average house price: £15.01m ompton Avenue like its neighbour Courtenay C Avenue, is off Hampstead Lane in the leafy clutch of roads below the Spaniards Inn. Compton Avenue is particularly well known for its ‘knock downs’. This is where SIX BEDROOM MANSION IN HAMPSTEAD VILLAGE. £9.95M VIA SAVILLS, 020 7472 5018

Average house price: £13.27m his private, gated road behind Hampstead Parish T Church has a bit of an ‘off-grid’ feel to it. The road isn’t paved and its sandy, sometimes uneven surface is in great contrast to the neat, upmarket roads around it. Its most famous home owner to date has been Gracie Fields, the film and stage star of the 1930s. There’s a house for sale with Savills at the moment for £9.95m. It’s a six bedroom detached mansion with an indoor pool, staff flat and garden. u

HANOVER TERRACE, REGENT’S PARK

Average house price: £11.13m his short road off Regent Park’s Outer Circle was built T in 1822 to a design by John Nash and has been a desirable address ever since. It’s unusual because all its 20 houses are linked by one continuous column-lined external gallery running along the ground floor. Famous residents have included author HG Wells, composer Vaughan Williams and Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor and wife to the former Edward VIII. u

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Internationally respected, locally renowned A refreshing yet professional approach to selling or renting your home

Rickman

Stafford Terrace, Kensington, W8 OIRO £1.5m A highly desirable ground and lower ground floor three/four Bedroom maisonette 1696.61sq ft (157.62 m2) in this prestigious location with a private south facing garden. Short lease (Can be extended by separate negotiation), Ceiling height over 10ft, Separate modern kitchen, Extensively refurbished, EPC Rating - E

Kensington High Street, W14 £1,100 per week* Modern and luxurious Two bedroom, Two bathroom 782sq ft ( 73m2) ninth floor apartment (with Lift). Secure underground parking, 24 Hour porter service, Close to Olympia and Earls Court underground, Harrods concierge service, Swimming Pool, sauna, steam and treatment rooms, Private cinema and business suite, EPC Rating – B.

21 Earls Court Road, London W8 6EB I 020 7937 9777 I info@rickmanproperties.com I rickmanproperties.com *administration fees apply

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Imperial Wharf

London SW6 Apartments to rent from £400 per week

n Premier riverside development adjacent to Chelsea Harbour n Vibrant location; shops, bars, gym and restaurants on your doorstep n Own train station plus water taxi service to the City (20 mins)

Manhattan Studios from £400 per week

2 Bed Apartments from £550 per week

Call us now on 020

3503 0015 or email iw@brlets.co.uk or visit www.brlets.co.uk 15 The Boulevard, Imperial Wharf, London, SW6 2UB London offices: Canary Wharf | City | Colindale | Ealing | Fulham Greenwich | Hammersmith | Hampstead | Highgate | Hyde Park Kensington | Kew | Knightsbridge | Surrey Quays | Wapping International: Hong Kong | India | Malaysia | Singapore

Additional charges apply: Tenancy Agreement, Credit Check & Inventory Report. For details visit www.brlets.co.uk/tenantinfo

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Westminster

ÂŁ1,275 pw Furnished

2 Bedrooms | Reception | 2 Bathrooms | Apartment 24hr Concierge | Gym | Parking | EPC - B Knightsbridge 020 3302 7174

knight@brlets.co.uk

Fifteen offices open six days a week Monday - Saturday Canary Wharf | City | Colindale | Ealing | Fulham | Greenwich | Hammersmith | Hampstead Highgate | Hyde Park | Kensington | Kew | Knightsbridge | Surrey Quays | Wapping Additional charges apply: Tenancy Agreement, Credit Check & Inventory Report. For details visit www.brlets.co.uk/tenantinfo

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To arrange a viewing or for more information call

020 7319 9783

Imperial Wharf

£390 pw Furnished

London’s Letting Agency

info@brlets.co.uk www.brlets.co.uk

Notting Hill

£425 pw Furnished

Studio/Living Space | 1 Bathroom | Apartment 24hr Concierge | Communal Garden | EPC - B Fulham 020 3503 0015 iw@brlets.co.uk

1 Bedroom | Reception | 1 Bathroom | Apartment Balcony | Nearby Amenities & Tube | EPC - C

Hammersmith

Kensington

£700 pw Furnished

Hyde Park 020 3417 3703

hyde@brlets.co.uk

£895 pw Furnished

3 Bedrooms | Reception | 3 Bathrooms | Apartment 24hr Concierge | Balcony | Near Tube | EPC - C

2 Bedrooms | Reception | 2 Bathrooms | Apartment Porter | Nearby Amenities & Tube | EPC - C

Hammersmith 020 8528 4110

Kensington 020 3302 5674

fr@brlets.co.uk

kens@brlets.co.uk

Hong Kong | India | Malaysia | Singapore

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Kensington

ÂŁ1,250 pw Furnished

3 Bedrooms | Reception | 2 Bathrooms | Apartment 24hr Concierge | Gym | Pool | Cinema | EPC - B Kensington 020 3302 5674

kens@brlets.co.uk

Fifteen offices open six days a week Monday - Saturday Canary Wharf | City | Colindale | Ealing | Fulham | Greenwich | Hammersmith | Hampstead Highgate | Hyde Park | Kensington | Kew | Knightsbridge | Surrey Quays | Wapping Additional charges apply: Tenancy Agreement, Credit Check & Inventory Report. For details visit www.brlets.co.uk/tenantinfo

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To arrange a viewing or for more information call

020 7319 9783

South Kensington

£460 pw Furnished

London’s Letting Agency

info@brlets.co.uk www.brlets.co.uk

Kensington

£500 pw Furnished

1 Bedroom | Reception | 1 Bathroom | Apartment Courtyard | Nearby Amenities & Tube | EPC - C Knightsbridge 020 3302 7174 knight@brlets.co.uk

1 Bedroom | Reception | 1 Bathroom | Apartment Communal Garden | Nearby Amenities | EPC - D

Chelsea Creek

Fulham Reach

£600 pw Furnished

Kensington 020 3302 5674

kens@brlets.co.uk

£750 pw Unfurnished

2 Bedrooms | Reception | 2 Bathrooms | Apartment 24hr Concierge | Nearby Amenities & Tube | EPC - B

2 Bedrooms | Reception | 2 Bathrooms | Apartment Balcony | 24hr Concierge | Gym | EPC - C

Fulham 020 3503 0015

Hammersmith 020 8528 4110

iw@brlets.co.uk

fr@brlets.co.uk

Hong Kong | India | Malaysia | Singapore

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Kensington’s new quarter n Situated in one of the most desirable locations in London n 24hr concierge, secure parking, gym, pool, spa, private screening room, business suite

375 Kensington High Street, W14

n 5 Minute walk to Tube & Underground stations

Apartments to rent from £600 per week 1 Beds (avg 520 sq ft) from £600 per week

2 Beds (avg 950 sq ft) from £950 per week

Deluxe residents leisure suite

Call us now on 020

3302 5674 or email kens@brlets.co.uk or visit www.brlets.co.uk 5 Thackeray Street, Kensington, London W8 5ET London offices: Canary Wharf | City | Colindale | Ealing | Fulham Greenwich | Hammersmith | Hampstead | Highgate | Hyde Park Kensington | Kew | Knightsbridge | Surrey Quays | Wapping International: Hong Kong | India | Malaysia | Singapore

Additional charges apply: Tenancy Agreement, Credit Check & Inventory Report. For details visit www.brlets.co.uk/tenantinfo

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Flexibility around your schedule. Some call it going the extra mile, we consider it part of the basics.

At Aspire, we work on your behalf to sell or rent your property, which means working around your schedule and needs. We won’t jazz it up as a ‘client-centric approach’ or continually remind you how much we’re ‘pushing the boat out for you’. Instead, it’s all part of our standard operating procedure. #smallthingsbigdifferences aspire.co.uk

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PROPERTY / COUNTRYSIDE NIGEL LEWIS

FAMOUS PLACES London hides a plethora of celebrity homes. These are the most recent to come on the market

NOEL IS SELLING HIS LITTLE VENICE OASIS

oel Gallagher recently dodged the chance to make up with his brother Liam by refusing to get together in Cannes to discuss new Oasis documentary, Supersonic, made by Asif Kapadia, who was behind the award-winning film about Amy Winehouse. The documentary will follow Oasis from their early days through to the release of iconic album Definitely, Maybe, and its film-makers recently called on fellow Mancunians to dig out any home movies of the boys in a school nativity play, which mum Peggy Gallagher fondly recalls. Since leaving the band in 2009, Noel has forged a successful path as a solo artist with new band High Flying Birds. The rocker, 48, ditched the drugs and wild parties to settle down with second wife Sara MacDonald, buying this endof- terrace house in London’s Little Venice in 2010. On the banks of Regent's Canal, he lives there with two sons, but is looking for £11.5m for it. The six bedroom home has a large kitchen and a separate dining room which leads directly out onto a private patio and garden. There’s also a separate mews house with a gym.  Knightfrank 0203 811 2141 www.knightfrank.co.uk

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Dame Diana Rigg was voted the sexiest television star in 2002. These day’s she’s known for her role as Lady Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones. Diana has made some good career choices, and is evidently canny when it comes to property too; she’s just sold her four bedroom terraced house off the Fulham Road and made £2m on the deal; she bought it for £1.2m in 2003, renovated it and recently made £3.2m to spend on a move to smaller, top-floor mansion flat nearby. But she may be horrified to discover that, only weeks after she moved out, the builders have moved in and are tearing the place apart.  Sold for £1.2m

this property is worlds away from the young wizard's modest upbringing at 4 Privet Drive

WHERE HARRY POTTER GREW UP

K Rowling asked her Twitter followers to keep the plot of her new play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to themselves and allow future audiences to enjoy the plotline. The eighth Harry Potter story picks up 19 years after Lord Voldemort was vanquished. Former boy wizard Daniel Radcliffe isn’t in the new production – he’s been busy making movies. Big film roles have helped him grow a £60m fortune and a hefty property portfolio; he’s known to have at least three Big Apple apartments. Radcliffe grew up at this four bedroom house in Sherbrooke Road, and was reportedly in the bath when he found out he’d won the role of Harry. Despite having a cupboard under the stairs, with a price tag of £1.45m, this property is worlds away from the young wizard’s modest upbringing at 4 Privet Drive.  Chestertons 0207 384 9898 www.chestertons.com

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s the leather cat-suit-clad Emma Peel in The Avengers and the only Bond girl to marry the commitment-phobic spy,

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the restaurant attracted everyone from gangsters to royalty

WHERE JOAN WATCHED GRACIE SING

hen singer Gracie Fields turned up at the opening of this theatre in 1937 to cut the ribbon, she attracted a crowd of 10,000 fans. Gracie Fields was a top box-office draw and the highest paid actress in Britain. According to the Kentish Mercury, Fields – who went onto become a popular forces entertainer - described the new Greenwich Granada Theatre as “proper posh” and then said in a rich

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Lancashire accent: “Well, I don’t suppose you want to hear me talking, you want to hear me sing. Shove a piano on the stage, lads!” Actress Joan Collins loved the Saturday morning pictures and, living nearby at the time, she recalled the opening night in 1937: “The whole Granada building was dark and I was sitting on my father’s shoulder... all of a sudden, all of the outside lights went on. Everybody cheered and screamed and clapped... and then Gracie Fields came and sang some of her popular songs. It was very special.” But it’s magic didn’t endure. The theatre closed during the late 1960s and was redeveloped into flats about a decade ago. This three bedroom, first floor apartment is on the market for £1.55m. Savills 0207 531 2500 www.savills.co.uk

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£1.55 Million

RESTAURANT ROYALTY TO RESIDENTIAL LUXURY

he most famous restaurant with connections to the Rolling Stones is former bassist Bill Wyman’s Sticky Fingers in Kensington. But The Gas Works off the Kings Road is also a Stones favourite – famed for its starry client list but terrible food. During the 1970s and 80s the restaurant attracted everyone from gangsters to royalty and it was claimed that Princess Margaret used to have secret liaisons there with notorious Fulham gangster John Bindon. But The Gasworks has now gone and in its place are two newly-renovated flats. The first has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and is on the market for £1.35m, while the second also has two bedrooms with one bathroom and a west facing roof terrace, priced at £1.25m.  Savills 0207 731 9400 www.savills.co.uk

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AN EXQUISITE TWO-BEDROOM GARDEN APARTMENT ROYAL CRESCENT, HOLLAND PARK W11 • Three double bedrooms • Mature private garden • Gaggenau kitchen appliances

• Underfloor heating • 1,410sq ft /130.99sq m • EPC rating C

Guide price: £2,350,000

Kensington Office: 020 3650 4600 nicholas.shaw@harrodsestates.com

Tenure: Share of Freehold

SOUTH FACING ONE-BEDROOM APARTMENT WITH DIRECT RIVER VIEWS EMBANKMENT GARDENS, CHELSEA SW3 • Recently refurbished • Lift access • High ceilings throughout Guide price: £1,095,000

• Built in storage • Close to Sloane Square • EPC rating C

Chelsea Office: 020 7225 5911 mark.greenway@harrodsestates.com

Tenure: Share of Freehold

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AN IMMACULATE TWO-BEDROOM APARTMENT IN A RED-BRICK BUILDING EGERTON GARDENS, KNIGHTSBRIDGE SW3 • Lower ground floor • Over 630sq ft of living space • Open plan living/dining area

• Red brick period conversion • EPC rating D

Chelsea Office: 020 7225 5752 francis.burca@harrodsestates.com

Guide price: £995,000

Tenure: Share of Freehold

A LUXURIOUS AND SPACIOUS FIVE-BEDROOM APARTMENT VICTORIA ROAD, KENSINGTON W8 • Five Bedrooms • Open plan kitchen • Reception with 3m ceilings Guide price: £7,950,000

• Cinema room • 3,325sq ft/309sq m • EPC rating E

Kensington Office: 020 3650 4600 nicholas.shaw@harrodsestates.com

Tenure: Share of Freehold

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PROPERTY / NEW TO THE MARKET

DREAM D E V E LO P M E N TS

ABELL & CLELAND

SW1P

£1.82m Starting from

bell & Cleland, A Berkeley Homes’ new development in Westminster, has joined forces with Double Tree Hilton to help relieve the pressure of busy business people by offering an exclusive in-room dining service to its residents. Prepared by the expert chefs at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel, the 24-hour facility offers a sophisticated menu of breakfast, lunch and dining options. Residents also have the opportunity to hire a chef

Residents also have the opportunity to hire a chef for private events

CHAPTER STREET

SW1P

£980,000 Starting from

for private events. Abell & Cleland, which comprises an elegant collection of one, two and three bedroom apartments, duplexes and penthouses, is set across two contemporary buildings. Nearby Westminster underground station provides access to the Circle, District and Jubilee lines, while at other nearby tube stations within Westminster, virtually all of London’s 11 Underground lines may be accessed. u  Berkeley 020 3813 5884; berkeleygroup.co.uk

esigned by architects EPR, Chapter Street is located just a five minute walk from Pimlico underground station. This boutique property will see the transformation of an existing office block to a stunning development of 31 one, two, three and four bedroom apartments, three of which are duplexes. Driven by the desire to create a quintessential London aesthetic to complement the address, the inside take on a new view on art deco glamour, resulting in a contemporary take on a classic

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look. The majority of homes at Chapter Street have a balcony, and specification includes Siemans appliances and comfort cooling and finishes such as marble, rich timber and engineered flooring. This Zone 1 address is exceptionally well connected, with Pimlico underground station and

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Victoria station both a short walk away, as well as Westminster underground station. From Pimlico underground station you can reach London Bridge in 16 minutes. u  Barratt London 020 7472 0090; barrattlondon.com

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SPECIALISTS IN SW10

STADIUM STREET, CHELSEA SW10 Immaculately presented four bedroom house in 'Lots Village' with bags of character providing flexible family accommodation -1697 sq Ft (158 sq m) Four Bedrooms, Two Reception Rooms, Family Kitchen, Service Kitchen/Utility Room, Three Bathrooms, Garden. Freehold EPC rating D Freehold £2,300,000

BURNABY STREET, CHELSEA SW10 Newly refurbished house completed to an exceptional standard with no expense spared. A real must see. - 1979 Square Feet (183 sq m). Four Bedrooms, Three Bathrooms, Guest Cloakroom, Formal Reception Room with Study Area, Kitchen, South Facing Garden, Two Terraces EPC rating D Freehold £2,975,000

Martin & Co Chelsea 020 7351 0387

e: chelsea@martinco.com w: www.chelsea.martinco.com 1 Cremorne Road • Chelsea • SW10 0NA

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CHEYNE WALK, CHELSEA SW10 Newly renovated and refurbished first floor apartment with River Views on the first floor of this purpose built block on the Chelsea Waterfront. 889 sq ft (82.6 sq m). Three Bedrooms, Open Plan Reception Room and Kitchen, Two Bathrooms, Balcony. EPC Rating D Leasehold £1,295,000

CREMORNE ROAD, CHELSEA SW10 Never before on the market this much loved family house is looking for a new owner. The generously proportioned rooms give scope to make it their own - 1992 sq ft (185 sq m). Four/Five Bedrooms, Three/Four Reception Rooms, Kitchen, Two Bathrooms, Garden, Roof Terrace. EPC Rating TBC Freehold £1,800,000

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LANCELOT PLACE, KNIGHTSBRIDGE, SW7 A stunning apartment in this prestigious Knightsbridge block Lancelot Place is a spectacular Penthouse apartment boasting five bedrooms and six bathrooms in a most desirable and glamorous location in London, overlooking Hyde Park and Harrods. With exceptional 360 degree views over The City, the West End, and Palace of Westminster. This Penthouse is one of Knightsbridge’s most exclusive apartments. Accommodation: Entrance hall, 2 large reception rooms, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and shower room, dressing room, 2 further bedrooms with ensuite bathroom and shower room. Amenities: Passenger lift, 24 hour porterage, parking, access to 5 large private terraces.

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Karolina Fiszbak-Moore

No tenant fees

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LIVING THE

DREAM The most luxuriously appointed properties on the market

ABELL HOUSE SW1P

£1,275 Per Week

his two bed apartment is situated in Abell House, Westminster; a brand new development gaining popularity with professional tenants. In a convenient location near St James’ Park, the development is close to some iconic landmarks. The apartment comprises a large reception area that leads out to a private balcony, and a fully fitted kitchen. Both bedrooms have access to the private balcony, with views overlooking the courtyard, and are served by two luxurious bathrooms. u  Benham & Reeves Residential Lettings Knightsbridge, 020 7581 2112; brlets.co.uk

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LOCKSIDE HOUSE

SW6

£945,000

stunning one bedroom apartment in one of London’s most prestigious developments. The apartment is situated on the second floor comprising a spacious reception and kitchen leading to a private balcony. There is a well sized double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and a stylish family bathroom. This building further benefits from landscaped gardens and canal views. The development upon completion will benefit from a comprehensive canal network moments from the River Thames. u  Featherstone Leigh Fulham, 020 7610 9755; featherstoneleigh.co.uk

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HONITON ROAD

NW6

W10

refurbished four bed family home on a quiet street close to the Queen’s Park high street and tube station. Refurbished to an extremely high standard, this wonderful family home offers spacious modern living over three floors. To the rear of the house is the landscaped, east facing garden. Accessed through full height and width glass doors from the kitchen the garden is laid out in three distinct areas with a decked terrace immediately behind the house, an area of lawn and a paved terrace towards the rear of the garden. ◆  Knight Frank Queen’s Park, 020 3813 5864; knightfrank.com

his four storey Victorian terraced house has undergone an extensive refurbishment, retaining many period features alongside contemporary design. It benefits from a neighbouring garden flat which has been integrated in to the house to offer entertaining space with a south facing garden. Chesterton Road is a tree lined street and is situated between St. Lawrence Terrace and St. Marks Road. The area is renowned for its variety of shops, bars and restaurants and of course Portobello Street Market. ◆  Bective Leslie Marsh Ladbroke Grove, 020 7221 0330; bective.co.uk

£2,100,000 A

ELGIN CRESCENT

KENSINGTON GATE

W11

W8

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Grade II listed semi detached house built in the early 1850s. Kensington Gate is a small garden square of 29 attractive houses located just to the south of Kensington Palace. The property benefits from a high ceilinged drawing room which has a balcony accessed via large French widows. Located in the tranquil inner corner of the square, number 17 is one of the four larger semi detached houses with ‘Campanile Towers’ at the far end of the square and backs onto the expansive gardens of Cleeve Lodge in Hyde Park Gate. ◆  Carter Jonas Holland Park, 020 7371 1111; carterjonas.co.uk

£4,000 his is simply the most stunning home on the best part of Elgin Crescent. The property benefits from a lovely southfacing garden and also has access to communal gardens. This period house with a contemporary twist offers the most fabulous family accommodation comprising three reception rooms, six bedrooms and three bathrooms as well as wonderful entertaining rooms. The property is situated just moments from Westbourne Grove and Portobello Road. ◆  Mountgrange Heritage North Kensington, 020 8960 0181; mountgrangeheritage.co.uk

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A delightful three bedroom Victorian terrace cottage arranged over two floors. This beautiful home provides a 23 ft reception room, contemporary family bathroom, en suite to the master bedroom plus a guest WC. Well decorated throughout, further benefits include a private rear garden. Mary Place is situated just north of Avondale Park and a short walk from Latimer Road, Ladbroke Grove and Holland Park underground stations.

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Gloucester Terrace, Bayswater, W2 £700,000 Bayswater 020 7724 1222 bayswater.sales@kfh.co.uk

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A beautiful one bedroom flat boasting high ceilings, a mezzanine level guest room and south west facing balcony. Gloucester Terrace is a popular and attractive Victorian thoroughfare ideally positioned to benefit from a rich choice of amenities, great transport links and the wide open spaces of Kensington Gardens.

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Courtfield Gardens, Earls Court, SW5 £950,000 A beautifully presented two bedroom, two bathroom lower ground floor apartment with courtyard and access to the well kept private communal garden. Situated in a sought after location in Earls Court with close proximity to local amenities and several transport links, including Earls Court, Gloucester Road and West Brompton underground stations. Leasehold. EPC rating C. Earls Court 020 7740 2020 earlscourt.sales@kfh.co.uk

Swan Court, Chelsea, SW3 £999,500 An immaculate and spacious one bedroom apartment in a prestigious portered building. The property has been refurbished to a very high standard with wooden floors throughout. Swan Court is ideally located on Chelsea Manor Street, just south of King’s Road and all its varied amenities. Leasehold. EPC rating C. South Kensington 020 3040 6370 southkensington.sales@kfh.co.uk

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Parkville Road, Fulham, SW6 £875 pw / £3,791 pcm Fulham and Chelsea 020 7736 6737 fulham.lettings@kfh.co.uk

A stunning four double bedroom family home arranged over three floors, boasting 1,500 sq ft of living space. This property provides a spacious double reception, a bright and airy eat in kitchen and a well presented garden. This beautiful home is conveniently located within walking distance of Parsons Green and Fulham Broadway underground stations.

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Redcliffe Square, Earls Court, SW10 £850 pw / £3,683 pcm This stunning two double bedroom, two bathroom lateral apartment boasts 1,400 sq ft of living space and is finished to an exceptional standard. Benefits include beautiful wooden flooring, a fully fitted kitchen, private garden space complete with BBQ and garden furniture, as well as two private terraces. This popular garden square in the heart of Chelsea is a short walk from Earls Court underground station. Furnished. EPC rating E. Earls Court 020 7740 2025 earlscourt.lettings@kfh.co.uk

Portobello Road, Notting Hill, W11 £575 pw / £2,491 pcm A bright and newly refurbished first floor flat situated in a fantastic location in the heart of Portobello Road. With wooden floors throughout, the property comprises an open plan kitchen reception room with a balcony, double bedroom, modern bathroom and a large roof terrace. The flat is a short walk from Notting Hill Gate underground and the amenities of Westbourne Grove. Furnished. EPC rating C. Holland Park 020 3542 2120 hollandpark.lettings@kfh.co.uk

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