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24 27 FLORAL TRIBUTE Bloom-based prints for May

08 ABSOLUTELY LOVES 10 things we want this month

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28 THE SHOOT

Fresh new looks for spring

WHAT’S ON

Diary dates for May

H E A LT H & B E AU T Y

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38 BEAUTY CONFIDENTIAL

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42 FITNESS NOTES

Gillian Anderson on the return of Scully

Best beauty buys of the month Inspiration for gym lovers

24 FASHION CONFIDENTIAL This month’s hottest trends and products

Food & Drink

48 KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL Tasty happenings from the local area

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Mustard in Shepherd's Bush Road

The rebirth of Downtown LA

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On safari in Kent at Port Lympne

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73 TURNING JAPANESE k i d s & E d u c at i o n

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70 INTERIOR INSPIRATIONS Products with Eastern promise

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88 PROPERTY NEWS News and views on the area

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EDITOR’S letter

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he iconic former home of the BBC in Wood Lane wouldn't have been considered at all a plausible location for luxury flats when it opened in 1960. But in 2016 it's a very different story. The site was developed for the Franco-British Exhibition of 1908 and then home to the Olympic Games of the same year (it's a little-known fact that the modern marathon distance of 26 miles was calculated from Windsor Castle to the White City Stadium) before the site was used for weapon manufacture during the second world war. It was also home to the Greyhound Racing Associating and other sporting organisations before the BBC brought the vast Television Centre to the 20 hectare patch; but it was the arrival of Westfield in 2008 that caterpaulted White City into London's great property race. And now this corner of W12 is looking

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not only at an expansion to the already enormous Westfield and a new outpost of Imperial College, but also to an entire new community of residences, shops and businesses in the Television Centre buildings. There's even going to be a new Soho House with a rooftop pool. Wood Lane is not just a dusty thoroughfare any more, but a thoroughly stylish destination – and we discuss this further in this issue with Suzy Hoodless, the west London interiors guru who's designing the new apartments. But it's not all about White City in these pages – we're also focusing on the usual mix of local people and places. Here's hoping you enjoy the magazine. ◆

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HORSING AROUND

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Coachella marks the start of the festival season. Taking inspiration from the cool girls that head to the American desert, Mango’s SS16 collection is worth taking a look at. mango.com

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Designed in partnership with the English National Ballet, this watch is set with 737 Ideal Cut diamonds. Made for those who love life in the spotlight. backesandstrauss.com

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Timeless but complex, V Jewellery’s Spring Summer collection reimagines traditionally Art Deco pieces with an injection of candy colour. Sweet jewels that look good enough to eat. vjewellery.co.uk

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A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Un ti l 14 May Q u es to rs , E a l i ng’ s T he a tre t’s 1900 in Sweden. A sweet young girl I is married to a man several years older than her. She remains a virgin after 11 months of marriage. His son, only two years older than his stepmother, also wants her. Complex and dramatic, this sophisticated musical is as surprising as it is enchanting. u 12 Mattock Lane, W5; questors.org.uk

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1 1 -14 May L y r i c Ha m m e rs m i th oin Val Ω the toilet attendant in J hedonistic gay club, Pleasure Ω for a night like no other. After a young man leaves her a mysterious gift, Val’s night becomes increasingly wild, violent and unpredictable. Intense and thrilling, Mark Simpson’s operatic debut is not to be missed. u Lyric Square, W6 ; lyric.co.uk

PHOTO LONDON From 1 9 May S omerset House

Insanely popular in 2015, London’s first and only international photography show is back for a second year. As the single largest takeover of Somerset House, four floors of exhibition space will display some of the contemporary world’s most influential photographs. Guided tours, a new addition for this year, will give visitors a unique insight into the work, with enlightening comments from specialists in the field. Strand, WC2R; photolondon.org

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JAPANESE ART SALE

3 May C hi s wi c k Au c ti o ns apanese art is growing in popularity. In J response to this, Chiswick Auctions are holding their first ever Japanese-only art sale. With everything from woodblock prints, paintings, screens, bronzes and ivory carvings to metalwork, armour and swords, this is going to be an exciting and fast paced auction. u 1 Colville Road, W3; chiswickauctions.co.uk

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FRANKENSTEIN

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18 May C u rz o n Ri c hm o nd he world premiere of Liam T Scarlett’s new full-length ballet Ω inspired by Mary Shelley’s gothic tale of Frankenstein Ω will be screened directly from the Royal Opera House into the Curzon Richmond. Exploring the depths of human nature, the ancient tale has been given a new lease of life by the Royal Ballet so that it will recapture your imagination. Exposing the human need for love, companionship and understanding, this is an emotional ballet you must see. u Water Lane, TW9; curzoncinemas.com

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must see

PAINTING WITH LIGHT

The Woodman’s Daughter, John Everett Millais

From 11 May Tate B ritain or the first time, the Tate F Britain has dedicated an entire exhibition to the works of early British painters and photographers. Spanning 75 years across the Victorian and Edwardian ages, the curation explores the dynamic dialogue between the two mediums so includes the pre-raphaelite, aesthetic and British impressionist work. Expect to see J.M.W. Turner alongside Dante Gabriel Rossetti. u Millbank, SW1; tate.org.uk

Chaos ensues when animals begin to take over the city in this strange and surreal new production from award-winning playwright Stef Smith. Well known for her raw and daring interpretations of modern society, audiences can expect nothing less than extraordinary from her Royal Court debut. This, you must-see. Sloane Square, SW1; royalcourttheatre.com

SHOW OF THE MONTH

MASSIMO VITALI Courtesy of the artist and Ronchini Gallery

Fro m 2 0 May R o n c h i n i G alle r y

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series of Italian beach panoramas. Exploring the inner conditions and disturbances of normality, he drew his focus back to his home country following drastic political changes. Beautiful and fascinating.  22 Dering Street, W1S; ronchinigallery.com

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FIRE & ICE

A retelling of Jane Eyre in ballet is a highlight of this month’s programme at the Richmond Theatre. Absolutely has a preview Wo r d s y v e t t e m u r r e l l

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he mad woman in the attic isn’t an obvious character for a ballet, but she certainly makes an interesting antidote to the sugar plum fairy. Marking the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Bronte's birth, Northern Ballet’s new production of Jane Eyre is set to come to the Richmond Theatre this month with its dark tale of secrets and lies. Staged in three acts, the story follows Jane's life from her dark and lonely childhood through to falling madly in love with her employer, the mysterious Mr. Rochester, a relationship which soon becomes far more complex than she could have anticipated. Despite everything that Jane goes through, the strength of her character does not falter. She is passionate, and her determination to embrace independence, take control of her own destiny and challenge those who seek to control her while fully embracing her femininity, has inspired renowned British choreographer Cathy Marston to create a highly original adaptation for the modern-day audience. Marston has a long running success of re-telling classic stories, and as she returns to the Northern Ballet for the second time, she is accompanied by critically acclaimed composer Philip Feeney who has compiled both new and existing score for this production. Feeney has been collaborating with the Northern Ballet for over 25 years and is best known for his compositions Cinderella and The

Jane Eyre

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Hunchback of Notre Dame. In addition, theatrical designer Patrick Kinmouth has designed both the costumes and the set, with lighting by Alistair West. Jane Eyre will be Cathy Marston’s second full-length production for Northern Ballet, following her creation of the Dickens classic A Tale of Two Cities for the company in 2008. She was educated in Cambridge and at the Royal Ballet School and was Associate Artist at

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the Royal Opera House from 2002 to 2006 and Director of the Bern Ballett in Switzerland from 2007 to 2013. Marston says: ‘Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre was a novel far ahead of its time and when I think of Jane Eyre I feel inspired by images of her passionate but impossible relationship with Mr Rochester, the fire and emotional destruction symbolised by Bertha Mason, the infamous woman in the attic, the contrasting icy moorland through which she seems to run from one chapter of her life to another, and of course her final reunion with Rochester. But these images only touch the surface of a character and a book that continue to provoke and move, generation after generation, re-read after re-read. After creating ballets inspired by Emily Brontë’s Cathy, Ibsen’s Mrs Alving and Nabokov’s Lolita, it seems both exciting and inevitable that Charlotte’s Jane is drawing me towards her.’ Richmond Theatre, with its distinctive 19th century features, will provide a suitably atmospheric setting for the London premiere of this exciting and contemporary ballet. This fascinating interpretation promises to be a captivating, must-see experience for all theatre goers and a perfect opportunity for those less well versed in ballet to be introduced to the genre with a familiar and accessible narrative.  Richmond Theatre, 31 May – 1 Jun 2016, Box Office 0844 871 7651 atgtickets.com/richmond northernballet.com

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SPECIAL AGENT

As The X-Files returns for a new series, Gillian Anderson is more than happy to be chasing aliens again Wo r d s K a r e n A n n e O v e r t o n

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hen the Anderson reprising her role announcement as Agent Scully in The X-Files came that The X-Files was returning to our screens, the internet exploded with joy. Yet amid the fanatical reception from loyal followers of the travails of Agents Mulder and Scully, it can be easy to forget that for the actors who played those iconic characters, there’s something special about returning too. “I had the lingering sense that I had never really said goodbye to the character or to the story,” says Gillian star was difficult to shake, so much so Anderson, who played iconic FBI agent that when she was first asked to return Dana Scully on the small screen from to the role she said no, having “worked 1993 to 2002 as well as in the two movie really hard putting Dana Scully to sleep”. offshoots. With her partner, dedicated However, eventually she relented. “Well, but paranoid Agent Fox Mulder (David at first I thought to myself, ‘there’s no Duchovny), Scully investigated all way in hell I want to do this again’, but manner of paranormal activity and the everyone kept telling me it would be fun duo quickly became cult icons, while both and after a while I just said, ‘Oh, what Anderson and Duchovny went on to enjoy the heck! Let’s do it!” Also, the chance to huge career success. reunite with Duchovny was hard to pass For Anderson, the role that changed up. “After shooting the last film, we still her life and launched her as a global thought we would get to do a third,” she

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says. “But then it never happened. So I thought it would be great to be able to work with David again and get some closure to what had been a major part of our lives.” Re-launched as a six-part ‘event’ series running in the UK on Channel 5, the show has been well-received by fans and critics alike for capturing the mystery and nostalgia of the original while updating its approach for the digital generation. What has also been noted is how fantastic both title stars look and how the screen still fizzles with their easy chemistry. Anderson in particular has barely aged and still radiates luminous beauty, with the trademark porcelain skin and reddish-gold hair that made her a poster girl for sci-fi fans the world over. Off-screen, one of Anderson’s more startling traits is her rather proper British accent. So accustomed are we to seeing her on TV speaking with an American drawl that it is easy to forget she has spent a lot of her time in the UK. Born in Chicago, she grew up in Crouch End until the age of 11 when her parents

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moved back to America. Then, aged 24 and living in New York, she landed her breakout X-Files role. Anderson considers herself both British and American but for the last few years she has been based firmly in London where she lives centrally with her sons Oscar, nine, and Felix, seven. Her love of the capital is well known and she has said in the past that when she arrives back in town she likes to gaze out of taxi windows to “soak in the city I feel so grateful to live in”. In the intervening years since we last saw her as Scully, the 47-year-old

SHE LIKES TO GAZE OUT of taxi windows to “SOAK IN THE CITY I FEEL so grateful TO LIVE IN”

has been carving out a new identity in a variety of TV series including BBC2 dramas The Fall and Hannibal. Since turning 40, Anderson has experienced a resurgence. In particular she has been hailed for her role in The Fall, where DSI Stella Gibson is an icy but gifted detective who strides down the corridors of Belfast’s central police station. Brought in from the Met to solve a series of murders, she terrifies male colleagues with her confident sexuality and incisive brain. The show is shot in Belfast and a third series is expected this year. Anderson is known for playing strong, outspoken females, and her role in The Fall is no exception. “Stella is one of the most difficult but creatively satisfying characters I’ve ever played,” she says. “It’s been an honour to be in her company, even though it’s a complicated process for me to play her. It’s also easier to work when you don’t have to be on a plane all the time and you feel you’re not disrupting your life with your children as much.” In 2014, Anderson took a job even closer to home when she played Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams at the Young Vic, for which she won the Evening Standard

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ARTS & CULTURE / PROFILE Anderson is used to playing strong women

Reunited with David Duchovny's Agent Mulder

I'M DRAWN TO PLAYING complex

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Theatre Award for Best Actress and a Laurence Olivier Award nomination. In June this year she will reprise the role at St Anne’s Warehouse, a theatre in New York, an undertaking the busy actress is both excited and exhausted by. “It’s going to be very demanding and draining but it’s such a great and important role,” she says. “I’m often drawn to playing complex and troubled women, and those are the characters that give you so much insight into human nature. Human beings are complicated creatures, aren’t we?” Indeed, Anderson herself is a complicated and mysterious personality. She is understandably guarded about her private life, having been married twice and having once revealed that she’d had relationships with women in the past. Also, during the original X-Files run there were rumours of both a love affair and a fallout between Anderson and Duchovny (though it’s difficult to know how much of that was imagined by fans desperate to see the great on-screen romance reflected in real life). Whatever their differences,

Anderson says she and Duchovny are “a lot closer” than before. “We’re both a little older and have a little more perspective that probably comes from being parents and going through different struggles in our lives,” she says. “Now we see that it’s easier to support each other and enjoy our friendship and the time we’ve been able to spend together.” For the record, Anderson is now very much single and enjoying her life in London. “I’m so lucky to have such great work,” she told The Telegraph last year. “I’ve got a fantastic life, I have a wonderful relationship with my kids and there’s nothing lacking.” The prospect of a new relationship, however, remains possible, with Anderson stating that although she

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thinks “it is better not to manipulate the situation” she is sure that she wants her next relationship “to be the one” – regardless of who that person is. “To me a relationship is about loving another human being,” she remarks philosophically, before going on to say that gender is, in her eyes, “irrelevant” when it comes to romantic relationships. With her triumphant return to the small screen in full swing, there’s every possibility that Anderson will be too busy, “either filming or on planes or putting my sons to bed,” to find her potential soulmate. In the meantime, though, she remains content to discover everything London has to offer.  l The X-Files airs on Channel 5

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t’s no wonder that this quiet and leafy Thames-side suburb attracts families from all over west London. Not only does the area offer good schools, housing in quiet residential streets and good transport connections, but there are also watersports at Teddington Lock, lots of green space at Bushy Park and an excellent array of local shops and services too. Also, architecturally, Teddington is a stylish place. There are Victorian villas and detached Arts & Crafts style houses, as well as terraces in the Park

Road conservation area. The High Street's Landmark Arts Centre was originally devised as an exact replica of the Notre Dame in Paris (though its builders ran out of money before it could become one) and 17th century Bushy House (pictured, left) is a local landmark. Notable Teddington residents have included actor Keira Knightley (who grew up here and went to Teddington School) and the flamboyant Sir Noel Coward, who is celebrated with a bust in Teddington Library. u

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CUT & PASTE Juergen Teller and Céline's creative director Phoebe Philo referenced a cut and paste scrapbook to showcase its SS16 collection. The campaign features voluminous shapes – and, as ever, the handbags set to become cult classics. Céline, 103 Mount Street, W1; 020 7491 8200 celine.com

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Racing Ahead Royal Ascot S tyle G uide

Race season is coming - and the annual sartorial question of what to wear to uphold the strict dress code returns. Royal Ascot has produced a Style Guide designed to give fresh ideas of appropriate, but fashion forward outfits for the iconic British summer-time event. Download the style guide at ascot.co.uk

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7 RED CARPET READY

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Jimmy Choo

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Jimmy Choo has launched Memento, a collection of high-octane heels and clutch bags that celebrates its red carpet legacy for dressing the A-list. Cloud clutch bag, £2,495 and Romy 100 suede court shoe, £995 jimmychoo.com

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Shoulders make a welcome return as fashion’s favourite erogenous zone this season. Forget thigh-high splits, it’s time to expose your bare shoulders with a cutout top. proenzaschouler.com

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BLUE VELVET Mrs Alice for French S ole

London girl-about-town and style muse Alice Naylor-Leyland has created a gorgeous 10 piece capsule collection of flat pumps for French Sole. Top of our wishlist are these chic navy velvet flamingo 'Hefner' pumps, £185; frenchsole.com

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Loewe

The Puzzle bag from Spanish fashion house Loewe is the bag to be seen with this season. The origamiinspired panels mean it can be folded completely flat and can also be carried as a oversize clutch. Metallic leather Puzzle bag £1,375 brownsfashion.com

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01. THOM BROWNE Cotton blouse £400; mytheresa.com 02. ANYA HINDMARCH Leather maxi Edbury bag £1395; brownsfashion.com 03. THE ELDER STATESMAN Denim flared jeans £350; net-a-porter.com 04. ISABEL MARANT ÉTOILE Cotton military Milford jacket £390; avenue32.com 05. JONATHAN SAUNDERS Nappa leather Bordeaux belt £320; avenue32.com 06. JJS LEE Voile pleated skirt £685; avenue32.com 07. AQUAZZURA Belgravia espadrilles £294; farfetch.com

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FASHION / TREND EMILY LONDON

Flower 'Lacock' halo headband £335 harveynichols.com

TABITHA SIMMONS

'Hermonine Meadow' pumps £485 brownsfashion.com

ANNA-KARIN KARLSSON

ERDEM SS16

'Rose Rouge' sunglasses £425 annakarinkarlsson.com

ZIMMERMANN

'Havoc' pearl top £900 zimmermannwear.com

DOLCE & GABBANA Silk midi dress £1,600 mytheresa.com

MONIQUE LHUILLIER

Silk printed maxi skirt £4,340 farfetch.com

EMILIA WICKSTEAD

'Spencer' high-waisted trousers £620 brownsfashion.com

FLOWER POWER ROCKINS

Botanical blooms herald the start of the summer season

'Flora' silk crepe de chine scarf £165 net-a-porter.com

BRIAN ATWOOD

'Oriana' appliqué sandals £800 farfetch.com

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'Liberty Love Chloe' bikini £198 beachflamingo.com

DRESS CAMP

Cotton corsage £49 farfetch.com

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

Embellished fabric clutch bag £2,395 mytheresa.com

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HEROES Shift gear into the new season with SS16’s power pieces P h o t o g r a p h y Pa u S t y l i s t R o m i l ly M a s o n

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The TOP PHILOSOPHY DI LORENZO SERAFINI Blush Broderie Anglaise Shoulder Frill Blouse, £370 LEVAINKASH Acis Earring, £245 Available at avenue32.com

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The TROUSERS ROSETTA GETTY Cream Silk-Blend Paisley Culottes, £550 ROSETTA GETTY Cream Silk-Blend Paisley Tunic, £790   3.1 PHILLIP LIM Off-White Leather Fringed Bianca Bag, £615   LEVAINKASH Mata Ring, £205 Available at avenue32.com

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The JACKET PASKAL BLUSH PINK CREPE SCALED JACKET, £365 PETER PILOTTO White Lace Striped Gaze Dress, £2,860 Available at avenue32.com

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The KNIT T BY ALEXANDER WANG Sky Cotton Frayed-Edge Skirt, £345 JÉRÔME DREYFUSS Orange Suede Popeye Shoulder Bag, £395 Available at avenue32.com

PHOTOGRAPHY: Pau FASHION: Romilly Mason MAKE UP: Roberta Kearsey using MAC Cosmetics HAIR: Maki Tanaka using Aveda FASHION ASSISTANT: Ella Cutter

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FITNESS NOTES

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SHINE ON NARS Cosmetics introduces the limited edition Hot Sand Collection inspired by their cult favourite Illuminator. Add a peachy sheen with the blusher/bronzer duo, make your cheekbones pop with the Illuminating Multiple and finish it off with a slick of champagne-tinted lip gloss. narscosmetics.co.uk

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B E AU T Y R e v i e w

Here comes the sun and with it our suggestions for ultimate summer wedding beauty W o r d s C AT H E R I N E H A L E S

THE SKIN ACADEMY The West London Dermatology Centre Wo r d s h a n n a h c l a r e

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inter can be the harshest of seasons, especially for your skin, so now that those cold temperatures and rough winds have definitely softened and spring is well into its stride, it’s time for a rejuvenating facial. I’ve come to the Skin Academy at the Dermatology Centre in Chiswick, where treatments are based on the Skinova Cosmeceutical products range, formulated by dermatologists to provide the highest quality medical grade skincare combined with the latest in advanced anti-ageing and skin health technologies. I am in the capable hands of senior therapist Michelle, who devises a personalised set of treatments spread over 70 minutes. We begin with the Skinova Lavender Creamy Cleanser followed with Vita Soothe, a richly textured, hydrating serum. Then two skin peels: a CosMed Pro-G 70 peel to tackle the fine lines and wrinkles that have started to appear and a Skinova Blue Tidal Enzyme Peel to hydrate and give my skin a velvety texture. These are a little bit uncomfortable, but only briefly. To complete the refining is a facial massage followed by Fusion SLR laser rejuvenation treatment helping to increase production of collagen and plump up tired skin. To finish off I have a soothing pumpkin mask with ultra benefits, which smells divine, and completely restores my sense of calm. I leave feeling and looking really fresh faced and for all the polishing, only slightly pink in the cheeks. ◆

●WEST LONDON D E R M AT O L O G Y C E N T R E 227-229 Chiswick High Road, W4 020 8742 2204 dermclinic.co.uk

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Sun Worship Estée Lauder

Nothing pops against a white dress like a tan. However, brides who can’t escape to the Bahamas before the big day need not panic: Estée Lauder’s cult Bronze Goddess collection can help you fake it. Brush on a dusting of the Bronzing Powder, a few dabs of Pure Colour Illuminator to highlight your cheekbones and finish it off with a slick of Bronze Goddess Shimmering Body Oil and you will dazzle down that aisle. esteelauder.co.uk

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BED OF ROSES Fresh

of the best

The night before the big day is crucial, so before donning your eyemask we recommend applying a healthy dollop of Fresh’s new Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream to leave your complexion dewy and primed for your makeup session the next morning. £34; fresh.com

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NAILED IT Soigné

Sometimes it’s the little details that really bring a bridal look together: a flower in the hair, the embroidery on a veil or a even pretty nail colour. These new dusky pastel shades from Soigné are a lovely alternative to the classic pale pink or naked nail, adding a hint of colour to your white ensemble. £11; soignenails.com

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Every bride has a glow on their wedding day – but there’s no harm in giving your skin a helping hand. Incorporate La Prairie’s new Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Serum and Transforming Cream with SPF 30 into your daily beauty regimen to even out skin tone and banish dullness for optimum radiance. £218 & £134; laprairie.co.uk

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WHITE WEDDING Juliette Has A Gun

The scent worn by a bride on her wedding day will always have a special resonance. Boutique Parisian perfumer Juliette Has A Gun specialises in scents with personality and our pick of the bunch is their tuberose and jasmine fragrance White Spirit. £200; selfridges.com

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1. BRAUN FACIAL EPILATOR AND CLEANSING BRUSH, £69.99; boots.co.uk 2. PHILIPS VISAPURE ESSENTIAL FACIAL CLEANSING DEVICE, £150; philips.co.uk 3. MAGNITONE LONDON VIBRA-SONIC DAILY CLEANSING BRUSH, £70; magnitone.co.uk 4. CLARISONIC ARIA WHITE, £155; clarisonic.co.uk 5. CLINIQUE SONIC SYSTEM PURIFYING CLEANSING BRUSH, £79; clinique.co.uk 6. NO!NO! ULTRA, £229; mynono.co.uk 7. FOREO LUNA 2, £149; foreo.com 8. BABYLISS TRUE GLOW SONIC SKINCARE CLEANSING SYSTEM, £80; boots.co.uk

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ZOEVA ROSE GOLDEN LUXURY SET, £65; beautybay.com

SISLEY PARIS

Eau efficace gentle make-up remover, £73; sisley-paris.com

GHD

Serene Pearle Platinum Styler, £165; ghdhair.com

ILLAMASQUA

False lashes in Captivate, £12.50; illamasqua.com

YU LING JADE facial roller, £28; cultbeauty.co.uk

ASPINAL OF LONDON

Ladies Mini Manicure Set, £75; aspinaloflondon.com

TEMPTU

Makeup airbrush device, £160; net-a-porter.com

SHU UEMURA

NARS FOR MICHAEL COSTELLO SS16

Eyelash curler, £20; shuuemura.co.uk

TUMI ALPHA 2

Split Travel Kit, £95; uk.tumi.com

PHILIP KINGSLEY

Vented paddle brush, £24; philipkingsley.co.uk

Rodarte AW16; rodarte.net

NARS

Pore Refining Primer, £26; narscosmetics.co.uk

LINKS OF LONDON

Silver plate round mirror, £35; linksoflondon.com

TOOLS OF THE TRADE Our pick of makeup bag essentials to up your beauty game B y C AT H E R I N E H A L E S

BABYLISS

3Q Hairdryer, £120; boots.co.uk

LAURA MERCIER Tweezers, £18.50; spacenk.com

BEAUTY BLENDER SPONGE, £16; beautybay.com

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Fitness

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

THE PARK CLUB Become the fittest you’ve ever been with help from The Park Club

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he Park Club in Acton has all that you could want from a health club: 27 acres of green space, swimming pool, tennis courts and the all-important kids club and medispa. With such a variety of things to do, you can choose whether you want to spend time playing with the family or simply relaxing by yourself; either way the kids will be kept happy Ω the club’s sports coaches are second to none. The Park Club will help to make you feel good in record time with each new member receiving a complimentary pack of five personal training sessions. Taking place in their impressive gymnasium, these one-to-one sessions allow your instructor to analyse your strengths, weaknesses and goals. The answers you give to are put into the mywellness app along with your body stats and fitness levels. Once this it set up, both you and your instructor can track your workout performance and progress Ω perfect for those of us who lose motivation after a week or two. Teaching you how to use the Technogym equipment safely and efficiently, these sessions also give you confidence. With a bespoke plan and one PT session given to each member each month, the club makes sure you’re never left on your own. As a result you will have the determination Ω and the motivation Ω to obtain the stronger, leaner and healthier body composition you want. At The Park Club your fitness goals become reality. ◆

Get Nimble Nimble

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HEALTH & BEAUTY / NOTES

8 BEAT IT

of the best

Urban Ears

SPORTS GEAR

These cord-free bluetooth heaphones are made with removable headband and ear cushions so that you can keep your headphones fresh, even when your workout is not. urbanears.com

DEAR KATE Orchid Vera Hipster, £30; fashercise.com

WELL OILED Olverum

Since 1929 this bath oil has been soothing the bodies and minds of the stressed and tired. With pine, rosemary and lemon this makes for a heavenly bath. houseoffraser.co.uk

ADIDAS Stella Mccartney Running Belt, £43; farfetch.com

BEEN BY D’HEYGERE Mussels from Brussels, £105; fashercise.com

MONREAL LONDON Racer-back Performance Sports Bra, £130; matchesfashion.com

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PICK CHOC-O-HOLIC Squirrel Sisters

Believing that no one should have to choose between health and fun, the Squirrel Sisters make creamy chocolate that is raw, vegan and gluten free. Their secret? Cashew nuts instead of milk. Truly delicious. squirrelsisters.com

BEEN BY D’HEYGERE Mussels from Brussels Leggings, £85; fashercise.com

BE FREE

POINTE STUDIO Donna Grip Socks, £10; fashercise.com

We l l + H a p p y

As a qualified Kinesiologist, yoga teacher, chef and health coach, Chelsea Parsons’ handmade raw chocolate bars are really very pretty, down to the edible flowers used as decoration. We particularly like the matcha latte and white caramac crunch bars. wellandhappy.co.uk

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ADIDAS Stella Mccartney Cropped Sweatshirt, £65; netaporter.com

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NIKE Air Max Thea Mesh Sneakers, £90; netaporter.com

PICK

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PUNCH DRUNK The Park Club is more than just a family club – it’s a world class boxing venue too

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f all you know about boxing is based on the Rocky movies and two brutes slugging it out for a few rounds in the ring, you may be pleasantly surprised to discover that there are other sides to this sport. Beyond the bravado, showboating and fearsome faceoffs that we have all seen over the years, the humbler white-collar art in the ring has gained fans worldwide. So it comes as little surprise that The Park Club hosted the ever-popular third annual event recently, raising money for a good cause. “We are a family-centric venue and for us it was a simple decision to raise money for the NSPCC for their work with children,” said Tim Slater, the club's marketing director. “We’ve raised much-needed money for good causes over the last two years and each time we look to make it bigger and better than ever. This year, I think we managed to raise the bar yet again

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Respect between the BOXERS was at an ALL-TIME HIGH as they FOUGHT for a GOOD CAUSE

and were able to delight the 1,250-strong crowd not just with bouts between new and old members of the club and staff, but we were able, for the first time ever, to have a professional fight with Chris Goodwin waving the flag for Great Britain versus Karim Aliliche of France.” As in the Six Nations rugby final which was held the same day, the home contender beat the visitor in what was a very evenly fought match that went down to the wire. Aside from the professional fight, spectators were treated to eight contests between amateurs from the club. Some, like former winner, Paul ‘Machine’ MacGregor made a return to the ring after a year’s absence and can hold his head high after narrowly been beaten on points by Paul ‘Smiling Assassin’ O’Keefe who was 15 years his junior. Meanwhile Mark ‘Fitz of Fury’ Fitzgerald competed against The Hogarth Health Club’s very own Adam ‘Short Notice’ Jones who had only been practicing a matter of two weeks for the event as the tabled

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competitor had to withdrawn due to injury. Respect between all boxers was at an all time high as they fought with all their hearts for something that mattered more to them than their own pride – a good cause. 13 times WBO Champion and exprofessional boxer-turned Sky pundit, Johnny Nelson, who helped commentate throughout the bouts said: “This is my third time here, and each time it’s got bigger and better and more organised. These guys here have done such a spot on job, that’s why world title contenders like WBA lightweight champion Anthony Crolla and three-time world title challenger George Groves are here supporting the event.” Also attending the event were bxoing legends Spencer Oliver and Glenn Mcrory alongside Eastenders actor Jake Wood. Johnny added: “You can’t get any better than this. There’s a great crowd, it’s a great night out.” Reflecting upon the professional fight Nelson added: “I was surprised to see the professional fight take place actually, but now it’s done it’ll be the first of many.”

Sports memorabilia including GLOVES & TRUNKS belonging to MIKE TYSON went under the HAMMER When commenting about the ladies boxing between Sharon ‘the Deadly’ Rose and Emma ‘Tequila Slammer’ Lesbirel, he added “Sharon, I can say, is the most developed fighter of the night. I saw her fight here two years ago and I can tell the difference, making the transition from being a raw novice to serious amateur.” Local businesses, notably Thorgills, Porsche Centre West London, West Three Colour printers, Starsys, Sizebreed, ARP Exec and The Hogarth Health Club all helped contribute to the evening, with Sky having their very own fighter competing on the night. For those who were interested in

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walking away with something collectable there was a silent auction where rare signed art and sports memorabilia including gloves and trunks of Mike Tyson went under the hammer. During the evening David Haye texted in and donated a one-to-one boxing session with himself in his own Hayemaker gym – available to the highest bidder. u

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For anyone interested in donating or to take up boxing with one of the personal trainers contact The Park Club on 020 8743 4321 or The Hogarth Club on 020 8995 4600.

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THE KITCHEN SHELF The Kitchen Shelf by Eve O’Sullivan and Rosie Reynolds is based on the idea of the fashion capsule wardrobe. It shows that with a perfectly stocked pantry of basic items, everyone can create delicious, effortless food every day. Just like adding a colourful scarf to a simple white shirt. The Kitchen Shelf is published this month by Phaidon, £16.99

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kitchen

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

A GREAT MATCH Wine & food pairings for May B y J a n e Pa r k i n s o n

POTTED CRAB

The delicate flavour of crab loves zesty fizz and where better to look nowadays than our excellent home-grown wines? This Hambledon sparkler is from Hampshire and it’s one of England’s most impressive at the moment. Crunchy apple flavours, lively bubbles and lightly nutty to match the toast with the crab. u

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oussaka isn’t just about lamb, of course, but aubergines, tomatoes, creamy sauce and cheese too. A local Greek red would work well naturally, but for something more familiar, this Syrah from France’s Rhône Valley has enough juicy red fruit flavour and freshness to match the richness of lamb and cut through the cheesy creaminess. u

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● Syrah de l’Ardèche 2013 £7.50, marksandspencer.com

RHUBARB & ALMOND TART

he sharpness of rhubarb loves an unctuous sticky wine and Canada is a master at this, more specifically at making ice wine, where the water of the grapes (Vidal is the grape of choice here) freezes inside the berry on the vine leaving the grape’s contents proportionally high in sugar. Sweet and glossy with luscious mango and mandarin flavours, it a heavenly match here.

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Syon Park Fo o d i e s Fe s t i v a l

Foodies Festival, the UK’s largest food festival, returns to Syon Park on the bank holiday weekend of 28-30 May. There will be Michelin-starred chefs cooking in the Chef’s Theatre; wine, beer, and cocktails in the Drinks Theatre and kids can learn to cook too in the Children’s Cookery Theatre. You are guaranteed a fun and tasty day out. Syon Park, TW8 foodiesfestival.com

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FOOD & DRINK / NOTES

DOUGH-NOT MISS Krispy Kreme

Everyone’s favourite doughnut makers, Krispy Kreme, have opened up shop in Hammersmith. Whether you’re loyal to the original glazed ring or a fan of the more experimental flavours Ωapple pie or Lotus caramalised biscuit anyone? Ω you’ll find them all here. Broadway Shopping Centre, W6; krispykreme.co.uk

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WHITE PEACH SANGRIA MEAT FEASTS

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Serves 4 to 6 ◆

Delivering quality Neapolitan pizza all over London is the aim at Firezza, and the Chiswick branch (one of the company's first; there are now 17) offers everything from healthy pizzas (vegan cheese!) to buffalo pizzas (extra mozzarella) and spicy versions. Yum. firezza.com

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INGREDIENTS

2 to 3 white peaches, sliced • 3/4 cup peach or apricot brandy • 1 bottle white wine • 1 litre lemonade and/or peach and elderflower cordial ◆

METHOD

In a pitcher place 3/4 of the sliced peaches (saving some for garnish) and brandy/rum and lightly muddle. • Add the wine, lemonade and cordial. • Stir with wooden spoon to mix. • Pour into ice-filled glasses and top with a couple of fresh peach slices. anniesrestaurant.co.uk

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A relaxed &

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his must have been what went through the minds of the team behind Mustard. British cooking has had its renaissance. Now, like so many culinary trends before it, it’s crying out for a return to the high street. Mustard is taking it there, with an affordable, unfussy approach that’s driven by ingredients. At the end of the day, we all come back to food looking for the same feeling: comfort. Eliciting that emotion has always been a key strength of Britain’s chefs. It’s a rare and clever thing, however, to marry it with originality and a light touch. Chef Jason

Wild has learnt to balance those three elements perfectly. Our meal centred on seasonal dishes and good produce. To start with, I chose the goat’s curd salad, my friend opting for the gin-soaked salmon. The salad was a little hard to work out at first, dandelion leaves too unwieldy to be picked up with a fork. Eventually, I realised it was an invitation to get hands-on; I ended up dragging and dipping them around the plate. Sweet and soft, with chicory-like bitterness and some texture from toasted hazelnuts, it was a fun combination that worked well. The promised gin for the salmon dish turned out to be a red herring, juniper hiding

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somewhere in the background, although the caraway-heavy rye bread delivered enough of a punch. Both dishes set the tone for what would follow - a relaxed and brasserie-like affair, with a focus on ingredients. The main courses were where Mustard’s ethos really shone. A minute steak was perfectly cooked, served with properly seasoned, crispy chips. The braised beef cheek presented in a small, cast-iron casserole dish - was delicious, dark and rich. The accompaniments were exceptional. The mashed potato was buttery and smooth. The root vegetables, with a light, dill-flavoured dressing, were sublime. Sometimes, a combination of flavours deliver a feeling of warmth that goes beyond the food itself. To conjure that magic in a simple side dish is a real skill. For dessert, we chose the rhubarb crumble. Its sharpness offset by a wellmade custard, it summarized what makes Mustard such a good choice for a casual meal. For many of us, the flavours will be familiar. What is less familiar is the quality of the cooking. It’s a taste of home with a master’s touch. 

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THE REBIRTH OF COOL Downtown Los Angeles has experienced a renaissance over the last decade with street art, coffee shops, bars and restaurants taking over the old banks and municipal buildings. Rowena Marella-Daw reports.

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hile Hollywood basks in all the fame and glamour of its motion picture heritage, Downtown LA is slowly but surely poised to snatch the limelight as it goes through a renaissance. Of the many districts that make up the Downtown area, the Historic Row played a significant role in the early 1900s, when Broadway was a buzzing mecca for entertainment. Post WWII, new opportunities lured businesses and residents into the suburban sprawl around West Hollywood, leaving this corner of Downtown and surrounding enclaves to succumb to urban decay. But that’s about to change, as maverick entrepreneurs and a community of local artists and denizens breath new life into its empty streets and spaces. Already, hip Angelenos and visitors are gravitating towards the offbeat Historic and Arts districts, invigorated by a burgeoning cultural scene, revival of architectural gems, luxury property development, and a spate of trendy eateries and retail hotspots. At the heart of this revitalisation

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building was saved, making the sign an iconic landmark. Across the street, the beautiful Eastern Columbia building went through a much-needed facelift to restore its original Art Deco turquoise terra cotta tiles, four-sided clock tower, and the ‘EASTERN’ neon sign above. A few blocks away, The Million Dollar Theatre, one of the oldest movie palaces in the country, is another symbol of Downtown LA’s Golden Age. The brainchild of showman and theatre impresario Sid Grauman of the Grauman Chinese Theatre fame, it was built Arts District Mural with flamboyant details inspired by the Spanish Churrigueresque Baroque style initiative is the Historic Core’s Broadway of the late 17th century. The theatre opened Theatre District, comprising 12 theatres in 1918, and in the 40’s became a venue for spread across six blocks. Spearheading big bands and jazz performers, such as this movement is the newly restored Billie Holiday and Dizzy Gillespie. United Artists Theatre, built in 1927 for the Today, it’s a vibrant venue for film Maverick Film Studio for luminaries Mary screenings and multi-cultural evenings. Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, D.W Griffith Period buildings have come and gone, and Charlie Chaplin. This remarkable including hotels that have either been theatre spans three floors, its walls and left derelict or replaced by modern glass ceilings embellished with intricate Gothicand steel skyscrapers. One exception style carvings inspired by the 16th century is the luxurious Millennium Biltmore Segovia Cathedral. In its early days, the Hotel, formerly the Los Angeles Biltmore building served as a place of worship, Hotel, which opened its doors in 1923. which explains the neon sign ‘JESUS Its magnificent décor represents lavish SAVES’ behind the building. Indeed, the Spanish-Italian Renaissance Revival and

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Walt Disney Concert Hall

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Beaux Arts details that embellish the grand lobby, Galleria and Crystal Ballroom, while Moorish Revival style prevails at the Rendezvous Court, where traditional afternoon tea is served. The hotel played host to numerous VIPs, most notably The Beatles, during their first US tour back in 1964, and also featured in countless films and TV series. Back in the 70s and 80s, artists who could no longer afford rising rents in Venice Beach and Hollywood moved into an enclave close to the Los Angeles River, where abandoned warehouses, factories and derelict rail depots provided shelter and studio-cumgallery space. This bold move and the growing underground arts community that followed led to the area being officially designated in the mid-90s as the Arts District. Since then, building façades have

LA CHAPTER, ACE HOTEL

Building faÇades are CANVASSES for VIBRANT street art served as canvasses for vibrant street art from local artists. Though still rough at the edges, this former industrial wasteland has not deterred a spate of trendy eateries and assorted enterprises from staking their claim. Its gritty backdrop and randomness are what give the place its eclectic edge. There are big plans for the Arts District, and deals are being inked to develop commercial projects and hotels, including a Soho House members’ club, Soho Warehouse. Back at the Historic District, every second Thursday of each month, art enthusiasts descend upon Spring and Main streets, between 2nd and 9th streets to take part in the Downtown Art Walk (downtownartwalk.org), a free event that celebrates local artists and businesses. Those who wish to explore public art in more detail join the Historic Core Mural Tour, a guided walk around the district’s back-doubles. The Broad (thebroad.org) on Bunker Hill opened last September to showcase an extensive collection of post-war and contemporary art from philanthropists

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Eli and Edythe Broad. Its honeycomb-style ‘veil-and-vault’ design complements the quirky, avant-garde art installations from some of the world’s renowned artists – Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Jean Michel Basquiat, John Ahearn and Takashi Murakami. Admission to The Broad is free, and just across the street are the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Museum of Contemporary Art. There’s no stopping the growth and progress of Downtown LA, and this is an opportune time to experience a revolution where past and present are converging, cultural diversity flourishes and street art defines the very fabric of this historic metropolis. u

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¢ Furnished Living is ideal for visitors who prefer a luxury bolthole that provides privacy and exclusivity. This high-rise apartment is just around the corner from the Historic District’s trendy hotspots, yet far enough to provide a quiet retreat. Eating out in DTLA is great fun, but if you fancy simply chilling out or entertaining indoors, a fully-equipped state-of-the-art kitchen comes really handy – and there’s even a grocery service if you can’t be bothered to walk to Ralph’s supermarket nearby. The L Club’s fitness facilities are exclusive to guests, and so is the lengthy rooftop pool. The friendly team at the lobby provides 24hour concierge service. They’ll even walk your dog. u stayinglevel.com/los-angeles

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ho would have thought you could wake up in Kent, look out of your window and see a rhino? We are in a treehouse (though admittedly it’s not really a treehouse, more a house on a hill accessed by a steep staircase) and in addition to being a comfortable (huge beds, large sofa), stylish (lots of blonde wood) and well-equipped (flawless selfcatering facilities) two bedroom house, its main attraction is the view. From its glazed wall and decked terrace you can see not only across the entire park and its African Experience (rhino, antelope, giraffe) but even to the sea (they say on a good day you can see France). ◆

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ort Lympne and Howletts are zoos in Kent founded by John Aspinall, gambler, casino owner and famed friend of Lord Lucan. His animal collection reputedly began with a monkey and a tiger in his flat in Belgravia before the sites in Kent were acquired to accommodate and protect his growing brood. Now the Aspinall Foundation is dedicated to the preservation of rare and endangered species, working wherever possible towards reintroducing animals into the wild. ◆

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taying at Port Lympne give you unlimited weekend access to the park and to its sister site, Howletts, about half an hour’s drive away. There’s no shortage of animal activities to keep you entertained – join a safari truck through Port Lympne's African Experience and encounter free-roaming giraffes, wildebeest, zebra and ostrich at close range; drive your own golf buggy through the primate trail and the carnivore zones (lions, tigers, cheetah, even snow leopards) and marvel at the UK’s largest herd of African elephants at Howletts. ◆

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STATELY HOME Add a little opulence to your home with the new collection from British textile brand Olivia Bard. Entitled Burnished Grandeur, it draws on inspiration from old-world French elegance and heritage to produce a roughluxe look that blends a rich patina of age and modernity. From £330 per metre; oliviabard.co.uk

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CONRAN

Cactus Cushion Cover; £125, conranshop.co.uk

HOUSE OF HACKNEY

Palmeral Cotton Apron; £38, houseofhackney.com

ROBERTO CAVALLI

Tropical Silk Cushion; £136.50, amara.com

Matthew Williamson TILLY HEMINGWAY

Ceramic Vessels; from £24, goodhoodstore.com

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Duresta Fashion designer Matthew Williamson has collaborated with British sofa manufacturer Duresta to launch five bohemian upholstery ranges at Harrods. The 40 exclusive fabrics include new and reimagined prints in a kaleidoscope of vibrant colourways and each piece demonstrates Duresta’s commitment to traditional joinery and hand finishing. duresta.com

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POT LUCK

Trouva Brilliant website Trouva offers beautiful products from the UK’s best independent boutiques, with same day delivery within London on lots of products. We are taken with this cute Dash Pot by ceramicist Jade Pankhurst. trouva.com

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Reversed Volumes Collection; POA pcmdesign.es

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RONAN & ERWAN BOUROULLEC

Vegetal Chair; £355, aram.co.uk

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Massproductions In 2009 two Stockholm designers, sharing a vision of functional, elegant design, launched a furniture company focusing on the interplay between object and context. The result is Massproductions, and the style is minimal and quirky. Massproductions-online.com

Produzione Privata Wallpaper; £233 store.wallpaper.com

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Made We are coveting – optimistically – Made’s Copa outdoor aperitif set in pink. With its graphic lines and bold colours it reminds us that very soon we might be sitting outside, enjoying a cocktail. Maybe. made.com

JOHN LEWIS

Scandi Deckchair Sling; £55, johnlewis.com

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Japanese Rice Candles, £16; nativeandco.com

HEALS

Koji chair by Koji Katsuragi, £495; heals.com

ISAMU NOGUCHI

Akari 1AG table lamp, £215; conranshop.co.uk

PIXERS

Japanese Landscape Wall Mural £205; pixersize.com

NATIVE & CO

Porcelain plates, from £12; nativeandco.com

YEARNING JAPANESE Pieces from (or inspired by) the Land of the Rising Sun

FARROW & BALL

Aranami wallpaper, £97 per 10m; farrow-ball.com

MUJI

Pulp Unit, prices vary; muji.eu

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Spoons by Shino Takeda, £16 each; momosanshop.com

Naoko left-arm three seater sofa by Naoko Kanehira, £895; habitat.co.uk

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DESIGN Discovering unique furniture from The Workshop by Minale + Mann Wo r d s e v e h e r b e r t

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e are catching up with London architect and designer Sebastian Mann from maverick design agency Minale + Mann, to discuss his latest venture – The Workshop by Minale + Mann. The Workshop is a London-born Furniture Design Collective, and is the brainchild of architect Sebastian Mann, co-founder and Managing Director of design agency Minale + Mann. Offering both bespoke furniture to fit any residential or commercial space and exclusive one off Collection pieces, all products from The Workshop acknowledge Mann’s background in architecture, and his team’s obsession with specialist fabrication techniques. Creating an emphasis on shape, texture and finishes makes up the refined industrial signature style.

We are SPECIALIST FURNITURE, product & industrial DESIGNERS who create inspired INTERIOR PRODUCTS

What would you say is the design inspiration for the workshop? Inspiration comes from a variety of places such as architecture form, structure and the materials we use. Of all your pieces, which is your favourite and why? Although it is hard to pick a particular piece, I am particularly proud of the cantilevered Well Hung Table we have as part of our collection pieces. It’s made with American walnut and pre-aged copper, and is supported by a sleeve bracket detail connected to the wall, resting on a single angular leg at one end.

In a nutshell, can you describe the workshop? We are specialist furniture, product and industrial designers, and carpenters who create inspired interior products, from bespoke furniture to one-off design pieces. We design in collaboration with Minale + Mann from our central

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What comes first the materials or the design idea? I am extremely driven by materials and textures and the contrast they can provide against any backdrop. Recently we have been experimenting with patinated metal finishes for our furniture and the varying textures you can get from the use of copper and zinc.

Bureau 2.0

How did the workshop come about? With over 12 years’ experience crafting tailor-made furniture design products alongside my design agency Minale + Mann, we decided to branch out in 2013 to bring our furniture design expertise to a wider audience.

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London design studio, bringing a truly unique approach to furniture and product design. Being furniture designers, makers, and architects by trade, we pride ourselves on our attention to detail and feel for space.

Do you favour particular materials, fads or fashions when it comes to design for the workshop? Each concept that passes through the workshop is developed from a single idea, steering away from fashions and trends. We strive to

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What projects are The Workshop working on right now? It’s an exciting time for the workshop at the moment as we are getting ready to showcase our Well Hung collection at Clerkenwell Design Week in May. We will showcase one-off contemporary designed furniture such as the Well Hung Table and our modern twist to a classic piece of furniture – The Bureau. With Bespoke we are in the process of designing a range of Bespoke products that will offer affordable one-off designs to a wider audience. ◆

● The Workshop

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go against the grain, and focus more on the purity of the design itself. What inspires you to think of new designs? London’s backdrop is forever inspiring to me. The hardcore backdrop of the city – from Battersea Power station to more contemporary architecture such as the Lloyds building – never fails to impress and inspire me. What continues to facilitate your growth for two creative brands? I think there is just still so much to do! With the launch of the workshop we are now able to provide and focus our skills and aesthetics for a wider audience. I want to continue providing this offering far and wide.

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In the first phase of the development of White City’s Television Centre, Absolutely takes a peek inside the new apartments with designer Suzy Hoodless Wo r d s P e n d l e H a r t e

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t still seems incredible that the iconic west London home of the BBC is being turned into flats. When staff moved out of Television Centre in 2013, many of the household names reared on the BBC lamented the end of an era. Danny Baker and Sir Michael Parkinson were particularly vocal in their objections, as was Brian Blessed, who said: ‘I think it's frightful that it's closing. It breaks my heart. For God's sake – they've made a mistake. It's wrong.’ But the unstoppable power of west London’s land value has spoken and the first apartments in the former ‘television factory’ go on sale this month (due for completion in 2018). The development isn’t exclusively residential, of course – in addition to almost 1,000 new homes, plans include TV studios (BBC Worldwide is staying) as well as office space, retail and a large new outpost of Soho House with a hotel, members’ club and rooftop swimming pool. But the new phase of flats is eminently stylish, partly thanks to designer Suzy Hoodless, who is responsible for the look and feel of the residences.

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Five Minutes With

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ABSOLUTELY:You were chosen for the TVC project from a lot of competition. What attracted you to it? SUZY HOODLESS: I am a local resident; we have a fantastic local community here and I am active in supporting the growth and improvement of the area. My memories of the BBC, as it was, go back to early childhood, so it was an honour to be invited to dress the wonderful interiors of the show apartment. Stanhope and AHMM, the lead architects of the project, have a wonderful sensitivity to the site, the heritage and an understanding of the fine

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balance in reconstructing the area for future generations. It will be an entirely new community stitched in to the existing communities connecting it with fast west to east transport. Much of our work is in west London and I understand the area, the culture and complexities of creating design for fast- paced lives. My clients want design that works it has to look good but it has to work. I am passionate about good design and ergonomics, and I have a deep sense of functionality and provenance. Not every piece has to have an important provenance but it’s important to pick the best of design, to work

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with the top designers, manufacturers and suppliers. A project can only be outstanding if you have a client that wants it to be and architecture that supports it. This project has that in spades. ABS: What was your vision and why do you think you were successful? SH: My vision was and is to take the best of what is already there and to re work it for today. I want interiors to have longevity. The BBC heritage is one of a kind, totally unique to the site and to be celebrated. However, this isn’t about living in a TV studio, a pastiche of times gone past. The site still has working TV studios but it’s now also home to a new generation and generations to come. Most importantly the spaces have to be ergonomic, they have to work and be functional, they have to

NOT EVERY PIECE has to have an IMPORTANT PROVENANCE but it’s important to PICK THE BEST OF DESIGN look great, be modern and simple. We have a strong design aesthetic which will appeal to those that are design conscious but it will also appeal to those that aren’t, as, quite simply, it works. ABS: Can you describe the look and feel of your work for TVC? SH: The look is simple modern design. 1950s Scandinavian, the best of European contemporary design. We have worked with a few strong manufacturers and suppliers that we believe are important and relevant partners with a symbiotic sensibility. Another Country, contemporary craft furniture made in the UK and Europe, has

a modernity that relates so well to today’s living, plus it’s classic and will stand the test of time. Twentytwentyone provided us with contemporary European furniture, showcasing design by Barber Osgerby and Jasper Morrison as well as Eames and we worked with Van der Hurd on bespoke wall-hangings and rugs, based on historical images of the site. Some are very literal interpretations and some are abstract. ABS: And your personal style - what’s your favourite building in the world? And your favourite interior? SH: My personal style is about collating the best of design from different periods. I like

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to mix and to create modern interiors that are both comfortable and confident. I love the Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City, 1960’s architecture and interiors that have remained untouched since 1975. ABS: As a west Londoner did you feel a special affiliation to Television Centre? How do you feel about its transformation? SH: Yes, I absolutely feel an affiliation with the Television Centre. I was born in west London and have lived here all my live. My earliest memories are of Blue Peter, so I have great affection and nostalgia. ◆

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SHELF LIFE A small company with a big reach, Chiswick's Wyndham Design is London’s go-to name for bespoke furniture. Absolutely meets its founder, Richard Thomas Wo r d s p e a r l b oy d

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or Richard Thomas, it’s all about personal service. Sure, his company offers highly skilled and entirely comprehensive bespoke furniture and interiors and will create anything you want, from fitted storage to bold statement pieces. And of course they work with luxurious materials and to exacting standards with a full consultation service. But what makes Wyndham Design different is Thomas’ total dedication to the personal element of each project. Working closely with each customer to achieve exactly what's right for them is Wyndham’s trademark. As Thomas explains: ‘We are big enough to handle large scale projects but small enough to a complete understanding of everything that leaves our workshops.’ Having studied 3D design at university, it was a passion for form and combining beautiful materials that led Thomas to develop exquisite furniture. Noticing a gap in the market, he decided to utilise his natural aptitude and enthusiasm for design to help enable people realise their unique furniture designs. He says: ‘All items are custom made to order, so each piece is unique. Having the freedom to formulate a new initial idea from a client’s brief and then to see it realised is amazing.’ Taking inspiration from classic 20th century designs, Wyndham prides itself on timeless pieces and an extremely diverse portfolio of furniture types and materials. Fluent in working with a range of materials

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and combinations including wood, metal, glass and fabrics, the furniture created is made by marrying traditional techniques and the very latest technology. The company is also well known for its designer storage solutions and walk-in wardrobes, signature items which are designed to fit any space and interior design. However, they have the vision and ability to create anything. The impressive piece pictured on the right, for instance, is one of Thomas’ particular personal favourites. A large centrepiece item for a house which has had a floor removed, creating a mezzanine area, it was designed to make the most of the fabulous high ceilings. ‘I just love the bold statement created by this piece and the scale of it, the black lacquer finish and gold detailing is a beautiful example,’ enthuses Thomas. It is clear that Wyndham Design is born out of a love for beautiful things, exquisite detail, fine craftsmanship and a dedication to delivering stunning designs. Citing his father and uncle as inspirations for their hard work and determination, Thomas understands that working with highly skilled craftspeople and surrounding himself with brilliant individuals is key to his vision. ‘I would like to be known as one of the best bespoke furniture services in the UK, or even the world,’ he says, aiming high. And he’s well on the way to achieving his aim, it appears. 

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hat are the benefits of drama in education? With its place on the curriculum threatened by the EBACC and changes to GCSEs and A-Levels, does drama matter? “It’s is a way for children to still be children,” says Maharati, a drama teacher, “especially today where there is so much expectation and pressure to achieve… For children to have a safe space to play and try stuff out is invaluable.” Pippa Aston-Browne and Maharati run Applause for Children, a drama holiday club for children aged 4-11. Both have a background in the performing arts and set up Applause! in 2009. They now run drama camps at Lion House School in Putney and in St Helen’s Church Hall in North Kensington. During term time Pippa is a full-time drama teacher and Maharati runs Applause for Schools, which trains and mentors drama teachers for state and private schools, including Maple Walk, Mulberry House and Faraday School. A mother of two girls who have attended the Kensington drama camp says: “My kids are never happier than after a day with their heroines Maharati and Pippa. They still quote and sing from all their past performances.” Maharati says that all children, whether shy or boisterous, gain confidence through drama. “You might have a class clown or a diva looking for attention, but they will have to share the limelight and learn to work in an ensemble – and at the other end of the spectrum you get kids who can barely speak to an adult but who learn how to

IT MIGHT look like playing BUT IT’S WITHIN strict PARAMETERS become more confident through drama.” Children are also treated as individuals at a drama club like Applause!, which can work wonders for even those labeled ‘difficult’. “Kids with behavioural problems just don’t have them in drama,” says Maharati. “They are not stuck behind a desk and they are listened to.” The discipline of the drama class is not the static structured regime of school, which young boys, in particular, can struggle with. “Drama lets you run around and blow off steam.” When the children arrive every morning, the teacher runs through a series of mental and physical exercises to warm them up. It’s very focused work, says Maharati. “It might look like playing but it’s within strict parameters,” she says. The clubs are run on a weekly basis, Monday to Friday, and each week

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culminates in a performance. There are no set scripts, allowing the teacher to adapt roles to the ability or needs of each child. “It’s a totally different way of learning,” says Maharati. “Children have to think on their feet – if a child is struggling with a line I can change it – and if they are West End material and want to do a monologue, there’s space for that, too. To get a play to start on Monday and finish by Friday requires a lot of discipline,” says Maharati, a fact often underappreciated by observers. Phil King, head of drama at Bedales, agrees, and says participating in ensemble productions at school is good preparation for the working world. “A theatre production is a management project; management projects in the workplace require bringing people together quickly and enthusiastically, and the teamwork and leadership engendered in drama work are suited to this.” King says the confidence a child gains through drama can spill over into their other academic work. “I can think of many students about whom teachers in other subjects have expressed concerns that they don’t contribute in class, who then learn through drama that they can say their piece.” Maharati remembers Fiona, a shy girl from Mulberry House. “On her first day, she was a little out of her depth and a bit emotional,” says Maharati. “We took every opportunity to praise her, to allow her to speak up. Every day I gave her a bit more to say; in the end she was loud and confident. Her mother was in tears and she was so proud of herself. I know that that experience will stay with her.”  applauseforchildren.com

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THE RIDINGS W5

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beautifully appointed detached property on the popular Haymills Estate, extended into the roof space and on the ground floor to create a wonderful through living space. The main feature is a well arranged and beautifully crafted kitchen with stainless steel work surfaces and splashbacks. Also on the ground floor is a separate TV/playroom, utility room and cloakroom. There are four excellent sized bedrooms, the master with an en-suite, and good sized family bathroom. u

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THE AVENUE, W4 A Grade II Listed Victorian house, recently refurbished to a high standard throughout and located in the Bedford Park Conservation Area. The Avenue is convenient for Turnham Green Underground station and the excellent array of shops, bars and restaurants on Chiswick High Road. Approx. 2,381 sq ft. Energy Rating: D. 4 bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, double reception room, kitchen/dining room, study, garden. Freehold Guide Price ÂŁ2,550,000

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LAMB BREWERY STUDIOS W4

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Definitely Edgehill Road W13. In our opinion one of Ealing finest houses which is steeped in history and beautiful with a capital ‘B’. stunning warehouse style apartment arranged over two floors and set within the newly converted Lamb Brewery. This mews development has a wonderful cobbled yard and is surrounded by a cluster of Victorian buildings. This first and second floor apartment offers approximately 1,760 sq ft of contemporary living space comprising of a reception room, fully fitted

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kitchen, two bedrooms and en suite shower room on the first floor with a further bedroom, shower room and bathroom on the second floor. The property benefits from an abundance of storage space and an allocated parking space. Lamb Brewery is convenient for the River Thames and Chiswick Mall. Turnham Green Tube station is a 10 minute walk and the A4/M4/M3 are all within very easy reach. u

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What have you learnt recently about the local market?

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HIDE MEWS W6

£2,500,000 his mews house offers rarity in an area where few properties have such excellent lateral space. The double aspect loft style reception with wood floors makes the most of both the height and width of the room, features enhanced by the size of the windows.

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St Pauls Independent Girls' School draws in pupils from all over London. It is considered one of the best in the country with excellent results year after year. Jacques Prevert is extremely popular and is responsible for the large French community we have in Brook Green.

For children and adults alike, the Masbro Centre offers a range of rainy day activities including soft play, cookery, gym, table tennis, pottery and Tai Chi to name just a few. Westfield Shopping centre is also a stone's throw away offering Kidzania for the kids and endless shopping and eatery options for all ages and palates!

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the moment, buyers have more choice about where to make their next move and therefore pricing strategy has been very important. One thing we have been pleased about is being able to put chains together and helping more of our own vendors purchase a property within Chiswick. u

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We have seen a surge of interest from investors

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James Fraser

Director

Assistant Sales Manager

Lettings Manager

Having been an agent for almost 16 years at Winkworth, Ben has worked through the ranks to now runs the Hammersmith office. Over this time he has helped numerous clients move several times over. Ben enjoys running marathons and spending time with his family. u

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BEST RESTAURANT

‘Pentolina’ on Blythe Road offers the most fantastic Italian food; fresh pasta with delicious sauces, seafood and meats. Perfectly complimented by a delicious bottle of Italian red wine and finished off with a slice of their pear and ricotta cake! Bective Leslie Marsh Brook Green, 020 7603 5181; bective.co.uk

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STANDISH ROAD, RAVENSCOURT PARK A charming Victorian house retaining many original features throughout and ideally located just off King Street and close to Ravenscourt Park. EPC = E.

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LINDEN GARDENS, CHISWICK A rare to market five bedroom townhouse with a unique arrangement over four floors and beautifully refurbished and remodelled throughout. EPC = D.

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HARTINGTON ROAD, CHISWICK An exceptional Edwardian family home with a stunning facade located on one of Grove Park’s premium roads and ideally located within walking distance to Chiswick mainline station. EPC = D.

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£2,800,000 CHISWICK 020 8994 6567

HARTINGTON ROAD, CHISWICK An exceptional semi-detached five bedroom house situated on a vast riverside plot with a 252ft (approx.) south-west facing garden leading to the river and offering serious scope for expansion and remodelling. EPC = G.

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£3,250,000 CHISWICK 020 8994 6567

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RECKITT ROAD, W4

GUIDE PRICE ÂŁ2,250,000

A fantastic opportunity to purchase one of Chiswick's most unique and stunning properties ideally located in the heart of Chiswick in the popular 'Glebe Estate' | Double height reception room totalling almost 1000sqft with feature sky lights | Accessed off the reception room are a balcony and the fully fitted kitchen | Original wide stone steps | Feature octagonal entrance hall | Three very large double bedrooms | Ensuite bathroom | Wet room/cloakroom | Courtyard garden | The property really has to be seen to be fully appreciated.

FLANDERS MANSIONS, W4

ÂŁ799,950

An immaculately presented, spacious apartment situated in this popular red brick mansion building with direct access to outside space | Three bedrooms | Luxury bathroom | Spacious reception room with feature fireplace | Eat in kitchen with direct access to outside space | Long lease | The property is located in the popular 'Bedford Park' area of Chiswick within a few minutes walk of Chiswick High Road's shops, cafes and restaurants | Transport links include Turnham Green and Stamford Brook Stations, local bus routes and the A4/M4 for routes in and out of London. EPC-F.

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GRANGE ROAD, W4

ÂŁ2,250,000

A beautifully presented architecturally designed detached five bedroom family home situated within the heart of Chiswick. The property provides exceptional open plan living space on the ground floor with spacious family accommodation on the upper two floors | Unique within Chiswick the property needs to be seen too be fully appreciated | Bright and spacious open plan living area with full glazing to rear surround overlooking gardens| Entrance hall with central curved feature staircase and cloakroom | Master bedroom suite incorporating living area overlooking gardens | | Four further bedrooms and family bathroom | Beautiful landscaped rear gardens with southerly aspect | Off street parking | The house is moments from Gunnersbury Station and the A4/M4 for routes in and out or London.

KING STREET, W6

ÂŁ850,000

A newly converted two bedroom/two bathroom maisonette offering an exceptionally high specification throughout and close proximity to all amenities | Master bedroom with luxury ensuite bathroom | Second double bedroom with luxury ensuite shower room | 20' Reception room | Fully integrated kitchen | Courtyard garden | Cloakroom | Extensive built in storage | Hard wood flooring | New 125 year lease | Secure off street parking | Ideally situated with close proximity of numerous transport facilities | No chain | EPC-C.

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PROPERTY / NEW TO THE MARKET

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LETTINGS London’s Finest Assets

WOODVILLE ROAD

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£7,497 PCM

stunning six bedroom family home which has been finished to a high standard. This detached house is situated in one of Ealing’s premier roads, which is just a short walk to Ealing Broadway Station. Arranged over three floors, this immaculate property benefits from two reception rooms, utility room, cloakroom and a large kitchen with dining area and bi folding doors leading out to a south facing rear garden. To the upper floors are six large double bedrooms and four bathrooms. Off street parking is available for three cars. u  Gardiner Residential Ealing, 020 8579 5242; gardinerhomes.co.uk

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Connect) is just 0.8 miles away. West Ealing station is less than half a mile walking distance. The elegant property is arranged over four floors, with a west facing garden, lower ground floor terrace and off street parking available. u  Savills Ealing, 020 8018 7090; savills.com

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£1,800 P e r We e k

estled in a leafy N suburban village, within the heart of St. Stephen’s conservation area, is The Avenue - a picturesque, tree-lined street located only minutes away from fast transport connections. Ealing Broadway Station (District and Central Underground, Great First Western and Heathrow

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NORTH VIEW

W5

£1,750

opening onto the mature rear 40’ garden and a well arranged fitted kitchen/dining area. To the first floor are three large bedrooms and a modern family bathroom. The house also benefits from charming period touches

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truly delightful and A well presented period Brentham cottage situated just moments from the heart of Pitshanger Village. The property offers a good sized lounge with doors

throughout including a feature fireplace and wood flooring. There are numerous state and private schools within easy reach of this property. u  John Martin Estates Ealing, 020 8998 3333; johnmartinestates.com

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At Finlay Brewer, we’ve been deeply involved in the local community since 1992. We know the area, and we understand our clients.

www.finlaybrewer.co.uk 020 7371 4171 info@finlaybrewer.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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HIDE MEWS W6 £2,100PW / £9,100PCM

BOLINGBROKE ROAD W14 £1,380PW / £5,980PCM

• 4/5 DOUBLE BEDROOMS • DOUBLE HEIGHT RECEPTION • LARGE KITCHEN

• 5 DOUBLE BEDROOMS • DOUBLE RECEPTION • KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM

• 3 BATHROOMS • GORGEOUS GARDEN • EPC RATING C 74

• 3 BATHROOMS • WEST FACING GARDEN • EPC RATING E 52

LETTINGS 020 7371 4071

LETTINGS 020 7371 4071

WINGATE ROAD W6 £1,150PW / £4,983PCM

IFFLEY ROAD W6 £685PW / £2,968PCM

• 4 DOUBLE BEDROOMS • RECEPTION • KITCHEN/DINING ROOM

• 3 DOUBLE BEDROOMS • RECEPTION • KITCHEN

LETTINGS 020 7371 4071

• 2 BATHROOMS • GARDEN & ROOF TERRACE • EPC RATING D 63

• BATHROOM • EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM • EPC RATING C 70

LETTINGS 020 7371 4071

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CAITHNESS ROAD W14 GUIDE £3.1M FREEHOLD

ADDISON GARDENS W14 GUIDE £2.25M FREEHOLD

• 5 DOUBLE BEDROOMS • DOUBLE RECEPTION • KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM

• 5/6 BEDROOMS • RECEPTION • KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM

• 4 BATHROOMS • ROOF TERRACE & GARDEN • EPC RATING C 70

• 3 BATHROOMS • GARDEN & ROOF TERRACE • EPC RATING E 53

BROOK GREEN 020 7371 4171

BROOK GREEN 020 7371 4171

HEBRON ROAD W6 GUIDE £1.8M FREEHOLD

CARTHEW ROAD W6 GUIDE £1.525M FREEHOLD

• 4 DOUBLE BEDROOMS • DOUBLE RECEPTION • KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM

• 3 BEDROOMS • RECEPTION • KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM

• 2 BATHROOMS • GARDEN • EPC RATING E 50

BROOK GREEN 020 7371 4171

• 2 BATHROOMS • WALLED GARDEN • EPC RATING D 68

BROOK GREEN 020 7371 4171

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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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WENDELL ROAD W12 PRICE ON APPLICATION • • • • •

ASKEW ROAD 020 8749 7719

FREEHOLD

4 BEDROOMS DOUBLE RECEPTION KITCHEN/DINING ROOM FAMILY ROOM 2 BATHROOMS

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SEDGEFORD ROAD W12 GUIDE £1.595M FREEHOLD • • • • •

5 BEDROOMS DOUBLE RECEPTION KITCHEN/BREAKFAST/FAMILY ROOM 3 BATHROOMS (1 EN SUITE) GUEST CLOAKROOM

GUEST CLOAKROOM UTILITY AREA PATIO GARDEN EPC RATING D 64

ASKEW ROAD 020 8749 7719

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UTILITY AREA EXTENSIVE STORAGE SPACE 48' GARDEN BIKE SHED EPC RATING D 60

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EAST CHURCHFIELD ROAD W3 GUIDE £1.85M FREEHOLD • • • • •

4 DOUBLE BEDROOMS ELEGANT DOUBLE RECEPTION KITCHEN/DINING ROOM FAMILY BATHROOM GUEST CLOAKROOM

ACTON 020 8993 6929

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115' x 34' GARDEN CELLAR/STORAGE SIDE ACCESS SCOPE TO EXTEND STPP EPC RATING F 30

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

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www.kerrandco.com Jeddo Road, W12 £975,000 LH A spacious three double bedroom duplex apartment laid out on the ground and first floors of this stylish new development. The flat has been finished to a very high standard throughout, offering 1,211 sq ft of accommodation comprising of two bathrooms, a private garden and large living accommodation.

Galloway Road, W12 £837,500 FH A well presented mid terraced Edwardian house providing three double bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as excellent living and entertaining space. The house has been extended by the owner to make the best possible use of the internal space.

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www.kerrandco.com Brackenbury Road, W6 £679,000 LH An immaculate two double bedroom flat set on the top floor of this grand Victorian building. The flat is entered on the first floor, has been finished to a very high standard and offers spacious and light accommodation throughout. Brackenbury Road is a popular street in the most sort after area of Brackenbury Village, close to Ravenscourt Park.

Cathnor Road, W12 £950,000 Share of FH An extremely well presented two double bedroom flat occupying the entire top floor of this double fronted Victorian building set in this private gated development. This light and spacious flat offers approximately 1,000 sq ft of accommodation, with an off street parking space and roof terrace. The property is situated off Goldhawk Road within easy access of Ravenscourt Park.

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

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www.kerrandco.com Townhouse Mews W12, £1,995,000 FH Townhouse Mews houses offer a unique living environment, constructed and finished with no expense spared and offering, bespoke, state of the art living in this vibrant enclave of west London. This flat has a stunning vaulted open plan space and consists of reception room, kitchen/dining room, family snug, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a terrace and a patio garden.

Jeddo Road, W12 £599,950 LH A two double bedroom flat on the second floor of this stylish development. The flat has been finished to a very high standard throughout, offering 724 sq ft of accommodation and has an L shaped open plan kitchen/ reception room which is 26.7ft by 17.6 ft.

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www.kerrandco.com Townhouse Mews, W12 £1,850,000 FH Arranged over four floors this luxurious flat extends to 2,313 sq ft of accommodation. Consisting of spacious reception room, italian designed kitchen/dining room, 3 bedrooms, bedroom 4/study, 3 bathrooms, utility, patio garden and roof terrace. There is also rear access to the house via the secure entrance on Godolphin Road.

Boscombe Road, W12 £775,000 Share of FH A spacious two bedroom, two bathroom, garden flat offering similar space to most three bedroom flats. The accommodation provides over 960 sq ft thus the rooms are generously proportioned throughout. The flat has been recently refurbished and benefits from a delightful and well stocked west facing rear garden with open westerly aspect.

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PROPERTY / OUTDOORS NIGEL LEWIS

GARDEN PARTY WHY LONDON’S GETTING GREENER

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ondon’s always been verdant but a Boris initiative is laying even more of the Capital to grass through the planning process. And anyone buying a newbuild apartment will notice this garden shift, says Nigel Lewis. The Capital’s long commitment to open spaces and greenery is there to see on Google maps. Parks, garden squares, allotments and hundreds of thousands of back gardens bear witness to our love of grass, shrubs and trees. And it’s not a legacy that every city has. “If you go to New York then they’ve got Central Park but outside that it’s a concrete jungle,” says Simon Kitchin of garden design firm Randle Siddeley. “The nice thing about London is that they are always trying to avoid that at every possible opportunity.” And there’s a reason why. Boris’s most famous legacy may be his bikes, but it’s his planning advice that might outlive him and be appreciated more by Londoners. In it he recently set out a vision for neighbourhoods that will ‘create places people can live their whole lives’. But the practical output is that developers have been increasingly focussed on outdoor spaces. Developers have been pushed to provide more green public and communal spaces for residents. And it’s rapidly

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turning from planning theory into practice. And award-winning landscape designer Sam Ovens, who is designing the Cloudy Bay garden at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, is getting involved. “The garden I’m designing for the Cloudy Bay winery at Chelsea Flower Show this spring focuses on the theme of escapism,” he says. “It explores the idea of creating a secluded retreat in which to escape, a serene space where one can ‘sail away’ from the pressures and demands of life. “Developers are increasingly recognising the need to create these spaces in their schemes, whether its private gardens, terraces or shared outdoor landscapes.” This approach isn’t just for the big multiapartment developments, though, and even owners of multi-million pound properties want to get in on the gardening action, according to Simon Kitchin. “We recently did a project in Chelsea - Cheyne Terrace - where each of the

A Boris initiative is laying even more of the capital to grass through the planning process gardens has its own private vertical garden or ‘green wall’ up the side of the terraces,” he says. “When we were looking at the plant mixes one of the things that the developer was really keen on where that the residents should be able to interact with the gardens so we created a herb garden on the green walls.” Another development taking gardens seriously is Lillie Square, being built by Earls Court. Its Director of Development and Sales, Mike Hood says he thinks the spaces in between buildings are just as important as the buildings themselves. “Lillie Square draws on its west London garden square heritage and as one of the most desirable features for homes in the capital, we’ve built this into its very heart,” he says. But it was not always this way. If you look at the developments built during the 70s, 80s and 90s everyone wanted to ensure their flat came with a parking space, not a garden. And if you want to see the Boris vision writ particularly large then pay a visit to Berkeley Homes’ huge Chiswick Gate development. “The emphasis on outside space in new residential development is, in the first instance, being driven by planning requirements, which at Berkeley Homes we seek to exceed on every new scheme we build to provide the perfect living environment." u

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GLENTHORNE ROAD, RAVENSCOURT PARK, W6 ÂŁ1,150,000

KE Y FE AT URES Two Bedrooms with Stylish En-Suites Exceptional New Build Home Traditional Features High Specification Finish Stylish Open Plan Living Fantastic Location

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JUST OFF HAVEN GREEN COME HOME TO A REAL HOUSE This classic detached, double fronted, period house has been thoughtfully restored to a perfect 6/7 bedroom, 3 bathroom family home with elegant, lofty reception rooms and many period features. Ample forecourt parking and the 90' south facing garden is a joy.

ÂŁ2,495,000 Freehold

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OLDE EALING VINTAGE VICTORIANA O.I.R.O £1,500,000 Freehold

A wonderful opportunity to create the home of your dreams. This charm laden Victorian villa is in need of a comprehensive renovation programme and has fantastic potential to extend and add value.

BETWEEN EALING COMMON & EALING GREEN SPRING HAS SPRUNG THE GRAZZ IZ RIZ

COME AND DISCOVER WHERE THIS ONE IZ. A deceptively spacious (2400 sq ft) and very elegant 4 / 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom late Victorian villa. Lovingly restored and bristling with valuable original features.

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PROPERTY / STAR HOMES NIGEL LEWIS

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ou might enjoy trying out Jamie Oliver’s recipes but how about sliding down the same spiral staircase as the young cheeky chappie in his first TV show? The Naked Chef saw Oliver rustling something up in the kitchen of this trendy three bedroom home. Oliver, who’s now equally famous for campaigning to introduce a sugar tax and tackle childhood obesity, admitted wife Jools “didn’t exist” in series one. The father-offour, then 22, said the former model was kept away in the bedroom as TV execs wanted to suggest he was single. His original pad, in Clerkenwell, is on the market for £2.75m and it’s still got the spiral staircase although the kitchen has been refurbished since appearing in the 1999 cookery show. There’s a gym on the ground floor, as well as a garage, storage room, built-in study and utility room. The master bedroom boasts a dressing room and en-suite. Another double bedroom has an en-suite shower room, while the agent says a new mezzanine could be used as an extra bedroom or reception. u Savills 020 7578 6200; savills.com

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op duo the Pet Shop Boys celebrate the 30th anniversary of their first hit West End Girls this year with the release of new album, Super. Singer Neil Tennant and keyboardist Chris Lowe are the most successful duo in UK music history. Tennant, 61, might hardly be a sex symbol but he’s admitted having had stalkers hanging round outside his house. He owned this five bedroom house in Fulham in the 1980s and 1990s, where he was responsible for installing fancy stained-glass windows and cornicing on the upper floors. Set over five floors - including a cellar - with a double reception room leading onto a kitchen, dining room and second family room. It's got a large garden as well as a third floor roof terrace, and has a £3.4m price tag. u Chestertons 020 7731 4448; chestertons.com

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LIVE IN A FORMER HARRODS STORE

arrods was once famous for selling any animal its customers desired. Back in its glory days, when customers ordered furniture that couldn’t fit into the shop, they were stored in its depository in Barnes. The building also had personal storage space for clients needing somewhere to keep their belongings while they were abroad. After several decades of neglect, the Grade II listed building was converted into more than 200 flats known as Harrods Village, so even if you don’t shop at the store, you can now live in its former warehouse. This three bedroom apartment – yours for £2.75m - has original features such as full height green curved windows with matching shutters. The gated development has communal gardens, along with a swimming pool and gym. u Harrods Estates 020 7225 6506; harrodsestates.com

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Jeff Spencer R ES I D EN T IA L D I R EC TO R Featherstone Leigh

REBECCA NOONAN

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aving entered the world at Queen Mary’s Hospital Roehampton, my family decamped to Wimbledon, where I spent most of my childhood, attending Rutlish Grammar, the same school where John Major was educated. I was fortunate to have grown up in this leafy part of London, and from an early age really appreciated being surrounded by so many beautiful homes. Reaching the grand old age of 17, I was unsure at the time of what sort of career I wanted to pursue. But with a little family encouragement, and my natural interest in bricks and mortar, I joined a small independent estate agency run by David Cooke, the former England rugby player. I loved working in the property industry from the start and enjoyed all the different aspects. You really have to like meeting new people, and this is something we do virtually every day. After a very happy start in Wimbledon, I moved jobs to increase my

The natural beauty of Richmond Park and the river never cease to amaze me knowledge of the London property market, which included stints in Richmond, Belgravia and Clapham. Then in 2007 I applied for the position of manager at Featherstone Leigh, who were just about to open a branch in Twickenham. I knew about the company, having always been an admirer of their style and presence, so was delighted when they took me on. After building up the branch, I was offered my dream position in our flagship office in Richmond, where I have happily remained ever since. I am blessed to be working in such a wonderful place. The natural beauty of Richmond Park and the river never cease to amaze me. Many of our clients move here and stay for the rest

of their lives, putting down roots, having families, upsizing and then, after the children have flown the nest, downsizing. It is always very satisfying when they come back to us to discuss their next move. I am married, with two teenage children and a wife who teaches in a special needs school. We are a pretty busy household so understand the needs of other families in the area. I still find time for my big sporting passionrugby. I’m an avid supporter of Harlequins, and of course, England, who were a joy to watch in this year’s Six Nations. Living and working so close to the heart of English rugby, it’s hard not to get addicted. I also caught the football bug quite early on, playing for the school team. I love to see world class games whenever possible, and actually got to Barcelona this year. My dream home would be one of the new apartments at The Star and Garter, atop Richmond Hill. We are privileged to be selling this development, so of course I am well acquainted with the building, and those famous views. ◆

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Audley Road, W5

£1,645,000 Freehold

A 6 bedroom substantial detached family home arranged over 3 floors, in a desirable road on the highly sort after Haymills Estate. With double reception room and large eat in kitchen/ dining room, this spacious family home has been skilfully extended but has kept many of its period features, benefiting from a large south facing garden, off street parking and a garage.

Edgehill Road, W13 Edgehill Road, W13

Situated in one of Ealing`s most desirable roads this substantial, Grade II listed, detached family house offers approximately 4,714 sq ft ofthis living space andGrade is arranged three Situated in one of Ealing`s most desirable roads substantial, II listed,over detached floors. Designed and built by renowned local architect, Leonard Shuffery (Arts & Crafts), family house offers approximately 4,714 sq ft of living space and is arranged over three Birkdale W5 who in theRoad, property with his family forarchitect, sixty seven years.Shuffery There are only sixteen floors.lived Designed and built by renowned local Leonard (Arts & Crafts), houses on Edgehill Road and this property dominates the road with its magnificent Lebanon A wonderful fronted homefor with a spectacular mature Covering who lived in thedouble property withfamily his family sixty seven years. Thererear aregarden. only sixteen Cedar tree and imposing Dutch Gabled architecture. 2 floors, this 4 bedroom home also offers scope for a loft extension, subject to planning houses on Edgehill Road and this property dominates the road with its magnificent Lebanon

consent. from ample living and bedroom space and a stunning rear Cedar treeThe and property imposing benefits Dutch Gabled architecture. garden, off street parking plus a garage.

£3,950,000 Freehold £3,950,000 Freehold

£1,625,000 Freehold Telephone: 020 8579 5242 Email: info@gardinerhomes.co.uk Telephone: 020 8579 5242 www.gardinerhomes.co.uk Email: info@gardinerhomes.co.uk www.gardinerhomes.co.uk

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Gordon Road, W5

£2,499,950 Freehold Fielding Road

Currently arranged as a Guest House with 11 bedrooms & 7 bathrooms, the purchaser has the opportunity to either convert the property back into a family home or undertake a development project, subject to planning. Offered with vacant possession.

£1,995,950 Freehold

A large family home which offers potential to further extend, subject to planning. With 5 bedrooms & 4 reception rooms plus a good sized garden. Near to Ealing Common Underground Station and close to the amenities of Ealing Broadway.

Gordon Road, W5 Gordon Road, W5

£2,750,000 Freehold £2,750,000 Freehold

Ian Gardiner presented Emmasix Gardiner Kira Russo double Koo Dahinden Anne Marie Cahill A substantial and immaculately bedroom detached fronted Victorian family house and located in this popular tree six lined residential road just moments from A substantial immaculately presented bedroom detached double frontedwalk Victorian Ealing Broadway station and shops. This beautiful family home offers generous proportions family house located in this popular tree lined residential road just moments walk from Loveday Road, £975,000 Montpelier Road, W5 £749,999 SoF throughout withW13 an appealing layout arranged offFreehold a wide andoffers welcoming central hallway. Ealing Broadway station and shops. This beautiful family home generous proportions The abundance of light throughout the house is remarkable. The rear garden is beautiful Telephone: 8579 5242 A beautiful 4/5 bedroom home, arranged overoff 3 floors A top floor lateral mansion apartment that requires020 renovation. throughout with an family appealing layout arranged a wideand and welcoming central hallway. Email: info@gardinerhomes.co.uk and very private as it has been landscaped throughout to provide a beautifully manicured located in the Fielding School catchment area and close to both This highly desirable apartment is currently laid out as 2 double The abundance of light throughout the house is remarkable. The rear garden is beautiful Telephone: 020 8579 5242 www.gardinerhomes.co.uk open space. Lammas Walpole Parks. links of Northfields andinfo@gardinerhomes.co.uk family bathroom, could Email: and&very private as itThe hastransport been landscaped throughout and to providebedrooms, a beautifully2 reception manicuredrooms, kitchen

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Cleveland Parks are nearby. room, large kitchen, bathroom, separate WC and hallway. Pitshanger & built block. The property comprises two double bedrooms, reception A spacious and sunny top floor flat which is quietly located in a purpose

between Ealing Broadway/Northfields and West Ealing. and off street parking. The flat is ideally placed in a quiet tree lined road in built block. The block has the added benefit of a lift, communal gardens A large and bright two double bedroom apartment in this small purpose

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Somerset Road, W5

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MERCHANT TERRACE W6

£2,495,000 Star tin g f r om

outique London developer Fruition Properties is officially launching Merchant Terrace, a new development of eight high specification four bedroom townhouses positioned between Chiswick and Hammersmith. All of the homes are exceptionally spacious and include outside space. Private parking is accessed via a car lift with direct access from the underground car park up into the home itself, providing a

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500 CHISWICK HIGH ROAD W4

£630,000 Star tin g f r om

level of convenience not usually associated with centrally located townhouses. Internally, the open plan ground floor forms the heart of the home, incorporating a flexible kitchen/living/dining space. There is an additional reception room on the first floor that leads onto a generous rear garden terrace, as well as four sizeable bedrooms spread across the first, second and third floors. u  Barnard Marcus 020 8748 4256 Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward 020 8222 7200 merchantterrace.co.uk

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n exclusive collection of 59 apartments, seven penthouses and five townhouses, all featuring a private outdoor space in the desirable West London neighbourhood. 500 Chiswick High Road is the ideal address for couples and young professionals with its easy access to the City. It’s a cosmopolitan, riverside lifestyle with Michelin star dining and upmarket fashion boutiques. Additionally, the forthcoming Crossrail link at nearby Ealing Broadway Station will provide quick and easy access to central London, Canary Wharf and Heathrow

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Airport. Residents can also access Heathrow Airport in 30 minutes by underground and Kings Cross St. Pancras International in 34 minutes. Luxurious living in a desired location. u  Redrow London 020 3430 6920; redrow.co.uk

It’s a cosmopolitan, riverside lifestyle with Michelin star dining and upmarket fashion boutiques

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Introducing Redrow London’s most prestigious new addition to one of West London’s most sought after residential areas. Just a few minutes’ walk from the boutiques, cafés and restaurants on Chiswick High Road. • 4 minute walk to Chiswick Park tube station • Outstanding specification • Private resident’s courtyard • Concierge service

Prices from £620,000 www.redrow.co.uk/500chiswickhighroad To register your interest please call Savills: 0203 430 6920 or Cushman & Wakefield: 020 3296 2222

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Fitzgeorge Avenue, West Kensington, W14 £1,225,000

A well proportioned, two double bedroom apartment set on the fourth floor of a fabulous period mansion block. The property offers spacious accommodation with a blend of character and charm and is finished to an impeccable standard.

Brook Green 020 3542 2020 brookgreen.sales@kfh.co.uk

Fitzgeorge Avenue is a desirable, leafy street situated within walking distance of Barons Court and West Kensington underground stations. Shopping facilities in Westfield, High Street Kensington, Hammersmith and Brook Green are also within easy reach.

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Two double bedrooms Two bathrooms Eat in kitchen Lift access Picturesque views Close to transport links Share of freehold EPC rating E

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Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, W4 £1,500,000 Chiswick 020 8987 0090 chiswick.sales@kfh.co.uk

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A beautiful four bedroom maisonette set on the top two floors of a grand Victorian house. This property provides nearly 1,800 sq ft of living space, an abundance of natural light and fantastic high ceilings. Located on Chiswick High Road, all of the wonderful local restaurants and shops are on the doorstep. Gunnersbury and Chiswick Park underground stations are close by, as are several excellent schools.

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Four double bedrooms Two bathrooms and separate WC Double reception room Modern kitchen South facing garden and roof terrace Private parking space Share of freehold EPC rating E

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Laurel Bank Villas, Hanwell, W7 £800,000 Ealing 020 8799 3890 ealing.sales@kfh.co.uk

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A charming Victorian villa circa 1850, set over four floors, boasting many period features and spacious rooms. Benefits include an easily accessed open loft space and possible fourth bedroom. This property is conveniently located off Lower Boston Road boasting an enviable position overlooking the old village green within the popular old Hanwell conservation area.

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Three double bedrooms Four storeys 1,192 st ft of accommodation Semi detached Secluded rear garden Close to Hanwell station Mainline with Crossrail expected 2019 Freehold EPC rating E

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St Dunstans Road, Hammersmith, W6 £775,000 Hammersmith 020 8563 9633 hammersmith.sales@kfh.co.uk

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An immaculate split level upper maisonette benefiting from two double bedrooms with extensive storage, two modern bathrooms and the added advantage of a balcony. This property is well positioned for both Hammersmith and Barons Court underground stations and the local amenities of Fulham Palace Road and Hammersmith Broadway.

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Two double bedrooms Two modern bathrooms Stunning kitchen Balcony Close to the underground Share of freehold EPC rating D

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Merchant Terrace, Beavor Lane, Hammersmith, W6 Prices from £2,495,000 Land and New Homes 020 8222 7200 newhomes@kfh.co.uk

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Merchant Terrace is a beautifully designed development of just eight high specification new build townhouses. The properties have an elegant white stucco façade, with generous and flexible accommodation set over five floors and equipped with a range of bespoke fittings and the latest technology. The specification includes fully integrated Metris kitchens, luxuriously designed bathrooms, Rako mood lighting, Sonos multi room speaker system and underground parking.

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Four bedrooms Three bathrooms Metris kitchen High specification Underground parking Excellent location Roof terrace New build warranty Freehold

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Kew Bridge Court, Kew, W4 £6,500 pcm Chiswick 020 8987 0099 chiswick.lettings@kfh.co.uk

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Boasting internal accommodation in excess of 1,800 sq ft, this unique four bedroom detached house has been designed with the latest technology making it exceptionally cost effective. Two of the four double bedrooms have en suite bathrooms whilst the remaining two share a Jack and Jill shower room. This eco house includes solar panels, extensive insulation, green roof gardens, ventilation system, underfloor heating, hot taps in the kitchens and security system.

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Four bedrooms Three bathrooms One reception room Detached Private garden Close to Kew Bridge station Furnished

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

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Castlebar Park, Ealing, W5 £2,145 pcm Ealing 020 8799 3899 ealing.lettings@kfh.co.uk

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Stunning newly refurbished flat in an Edwardian conversion with private outside space, featuring two double bedrooms with en suite to the master, spacious reception and a fully fitted kitchen. There is hardwood flooring in the reception and hallway, while the bedrooms are carpeted. This property is surrounded by beautiful communal gardens and comes with a private parking space. The development is accessible to Ealing Broadway underground station on foot and it is also well serviced by buses.

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Two double bedrooms Family bathroom plus en suite Fully fitted kitchen Spacious reception Ideally located on quiet road Private parking Outside space Furnished

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

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BIRKDALE ROAD

 W5

£1,625,000

wonderful double fronted family home with a spectacular mature rear garden. Arranged over two floors, this four bedroom home also offers scope for a loft extension, subject to planning consent. The ground floor benefits from a large double reception room with doors onto the family room and French doors leading to the rear garden. The kitchen boasts a breakfast bar with views over the garden. On the first floor there are four double bedrooms and a family bathroom. u  Gardiner Residential Ealing, 020 8579 5242; gardinerhomes.co.uk

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glass pane offering views of the river. On the second floor there are two bedrooms, a bathroom and a large terrace overlooking the River Thames. u  Featherstone Leigh Chiswick, 020 8994 6567; featherstoneleigh.co.uk

W4

£3.25 Million

n exceptional semi-detached five bedroom house situated on a vast riverside plot. The accommodation is arranged over three floors; the ground floor is comprised of a double reception room, an elegant hallway and kitchen to the rear. On the first floor there is a master bedroom, a main bathroom, a second bedroom with balcony, a separate WC and a further bedroom with a

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GLENTHORNE ROAD

W6

£995,000

n exceptional two bedroom new build located in a prime position in W6. This property has been designed to an impeccable standard incorporating traditional features such as arched sash windows with chic and modern

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design to create a wonderful home that appeals to any discerning buyer. Accessed via a video phone entry system, the accommodation consists of an entrance hallway with access to both the double bedrooms, the master having fully fitted storage, and a delightful balcony

that overlooks the private courtyard. The modern open plan living area downstairs is expertly designed to offer separate living, dining and kitchen areas. u  Portico Hammersmith, 020 8748 3630; portico.com

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82 Pitshanger Lane Ealing W5 1QX

EALING, W5

ÂŁ550,000 SHARE OF FREEHOLD

A beautiful two bedroom period conversion on the first floor of this imposing Victorian property moments from the open spaces of Ealing Common. The property offers large lounge with views over the Common, two good sized bedrooms, well arranged fitted kitchen and modern family bathroom. Benefits include period features, solid wood flooring, gas fired central heating, access to south facing mature communal garden and off street parking. Energy Performance Certificate E

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EALING, W13

£830,000 FREEHOLD

An excellent sized family home moments from the heart of Pitshanger Village, crowned London’s best in the GB High Street Awards 2015, which has been well maintained by the current owners. The property boasts spacious living accommodation throughout featuring large reception, well arranged fitted kitchen and cloakroom on the ground floor. To the first floor are three good sized double bedrooms and a family bathroom. Other benefits include gas fired central heating, double glazing and a sunny 50’ west facing rear garden. Energy Performance Certificate D

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GODOLPHIN ROAD, W12 ÂŁ1,500,000 FREEHOLD A wonderful four bedroom family home on this desirable residential road. Extended both into the loft space and the side return this delightful Victorian home offers a perfect balance of period features with contemporary design. The accommodation comprises a grand double reception room with bay window, two fireplaces, bespoke storage and oak flooring. The extended contemporary kitchen dining room is flooded with natural light and has a stylish kitchen with granite worktops and double doors that lead out to the garden. There is also a ground floor W.C. On the first floor there are three double including the impressive master bedroom with bay window and built in wardrobes. Stairs lead up to the converted main and rear loft which offers a further spacious double bedroom and another bathroom. Four Double Bedrooms | 28ft Double Reception | Two Bathrooms | Kitchen Diner | Garden | 1776 sqft/165 sqm | EPC Rating: D

SHEPHERDS BUSH & ACTON | 020 8735 3266 shepherdsbush@winkworth.co.uk

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OXFORD ROAD SOUTH, CHISWICK, W4 ÂŁ1,750,000 Stunning and beautifully presented six bedroom period house offering over 2700 sqft of great living space with a double reception which can be closed off to make two separate rooms. Great country style eat in kitchen offering a great feel. Minutes from Gunnersbury tube and mainline station and the local amenities of Chiswick High Road. Also comes with off street parking and no onward chain. Period Property | Semi-Detached | Close to Local Amenities | Off-Street Parking | Good Living Space | No Onward Chain | EPC: E

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

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ST PETER'S GROVE, W6 ÂŁ1,195,000 FREEHOLD A STUNNING TWO/THREE BEDROOM HOUSE WITHIN THE ST PETER'S CONSERVATION AREA. The house is offered in extremely good order throughout, having been completely refurbished by the current owners in 2013 and mixes both period charm and contemporary style. This sought after location offers convenient access to the amenities of both Hammersmith and Chiswick, whilst a number of excellent schools, both state and private sector, are nearby. Kitchen/Family Room | Reception Room/Third Bedroom | Two Bedrooms | En suite Bathroom | En suite W.C. | Shower Room | Utility Room | Garden | 1002 Sq Ft/93.1 Sq M | EPC Rating Band D

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

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THE COMMON, W5 ÂŁ1,795,000 Overlooking The Common. An elegant house offering much charm and character with period features to include fireplaces, ornate cornicing to name a few. The double reception on the raised ground floor is beautifully presented and provides access to a decked area looking onto a west facing landscaped rear garden; there is also a further snug room on the same floor. On the lower ground floor, there is a dining room leading onto a fitted kitchen, utility room and more; whilst the upper floors offer flexible living accommodation and fine views. A rare find indeed. No onward chain. Four Bedrooms | Two Reception Rooms | Period Townhouse | Landscaped Rear Garden

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

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ABDALE ROAD, W12 £695 P/W (£3,012 PCM)

charmin four double bedroom ictorian house which has been e tended into both the side return and the loft space to create an e cellent home. Bedrooms | Double eception | 2 Bathrooms one en suite |EPC atin : D

GALLOWAY ROAD, W12 £550 P/W (£2,383 PCM)

beautifully presented three double bedroom house with private patio arden. his li ht and stunnin property combines period proportions with an e tremely stylish modern decor, arran ed over three floors. hree Bedrooms | Newly decorated |

odern kitchen | Patio | EPC atin : D

For more information on this property call Shepherds Bush cton | 020 8735 3255

For more information on this property call Shepherds Bush cton | 020 8735 3255

TEMPLE ROAD, W4 £646 P/W (£2800 PCM)

EASTBOURNE ROAD, W4 £415 P/W (£1800 PCM)

inkworth are pleased to offer onto the market this stunnin three bedroom ictorian family home. Double Bedrooms | Decked Garden | Ori inal Features | mple Stora e | EPC:E

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

Newly refurbished two bedroom conversion apartment, situated in the heart of Grove Park. First Floor Conversion | 2 Bedrooms | Grove Park School Catchment | EPC: D

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

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BATOUM GARDENS, W6 £495 P/W (£2,145 PCM)

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BIRCH GROVE, W3 £1,269 P/W (£5,500 PCM)

GUNNERSBURY AVE, W5 £1,500 P/W (£6,500 PCM)

Five bedrooms | Three reception rooms | Electric gate | Downstairs shower room

Driveway with electric gates | Ample parking and video security system | Six

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bedrooms (four with en-suites) | Fees Apply | EPC: E

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

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Wonderful opportunity to rent this amazing family home ideally located for Acton Town and Ealing Common underground stations.

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PROPERTY / MARKET UPDATE

ANDREW NUNN WE ENVISAGE A RELATIVELY STABLE CHISWICK MARKET THIS YEAR WITH LOW TRANSACTIONAL VOLUME, 2-4% UPLIFT IN PRICES AND A MOVE AWAY FROM OVERSEAS AND CASH BUYERS TO A MORE DOMESTIC, MORTGAGE DEPENDANT BUYER PROFILE.

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he shift in buyer profile and a general calming of buyer excitement means that both the initial marketing of a property and then the transactional length of time is likely to increase considerably. The days of property going under offer over a weekend have long gone as has the idea of exchanging contracts within days. The more sedate market conditions enable local buyers to move within their area without being continually ‘outbid’ by non local cash rich buyers with nothing to sell. “We are advising clients that accurate pricing is imperative for a successful sale and also it may take 4-6 weeks to find the ideal buyer,” suggests Andrew Nunn. “Buyers are definitely cherry picking

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‘best in class’ and will not compromise at all on a property that does not quite work. This is understandable given the high costs of moving countered with anticipated low capital growth – when stamp duty, selling fees, legal fees, finance fees amount to possibly 12-14% of the purchase price and expected capital growth is at 2-4% it is not surprising that buyers are fairly cautious in their approach. That said, property that is correctly priced, is well located and offers

It is becoming increasingly hard to predict short and medium term price behaviour potential is still attracting multiple offers and selling very well.” So given the above and with the benefit of 25 years of wisdom, it is once again frustrating that many of our competitors are going out in January and February looking to bolster the number of properties on their register by overpricing and simply adding a further 10% to the prices that were not achieved at the end of 2015. This happens to be common practice every year as the management of large organisations send their January message down the hierarchy: “take on as many properties as you can at whatever price irrespective of market conditions or what may be best for your client.” It is becoming increasingly hard to predict short and medium term price behaviour as the London property market is exposed to money from all over the world. Theoretically we should be entering a period of stability and low capital growth as the typical 6-7 year cycle has reached the end of its upslope, however should there be an unexpected outflow of capital from another country into London property then suddenly the market can defy logic. That said, and all things being equal – which they rarely are – we do envisage a steady 2016 in Chiswick. u

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