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CONTENTS MAY ‘13

07 EDITOR’S LETTER 11 ABSOLUTELY LOVES

ARTS & CULTURE 12

WHAT’S ON This month’s diary

16 MASTERING THE ART Inside Wimbledon Fine Art’s new exhibition

20 WRITTEN IN THE STARS Southwest London’s incredible literary history

24 ART AND SOUL Alex Jones meets Brian Sewell

26 PRINCELY PAINTING Christian Furr’s Royal Commissions

CATWALK & CLOSET 33 FASHION NOTES The top trends this month

34 BURN BABY BURN Pain de Sucre’s red-hot swimwear

HOUSE & GARDEN 50 INTERIOR NOTES Our top picks this month

52 DO IT YOURSELF

COVER: LICKERISH

Linda Barker’s DIY tips

ON THE COVER

57 RENOVATION DIARIES Georgie Coleridge Cole moves home

60 PRETTY PASTEL STYLE Selina Lake’s guide to getting the look

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BY THE BOOK

Inside Clapham’s new library

20 LITERARY LEANINGS

Southwest London’s illustrious history

FOOD & TRAVEL 59 CLANDESTINE CAKE CLUB

24 BRIAN SEWELL

Talks art, autobiographies and self-analysis

The best secret baking recipes

75 RESTAURANT REVIEW Putney’s Glass Dome

82 ESCAPE TO THE ORIENT

26 ROYAL CONNECTIONS

The ultimate Chinese getaway

Christian Furr on painting The Queen

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hat I love most about southwest London is that it never fails to surprise me. On hearing the names George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, Charles Dickens and Oscar Wilde, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was simply a roll call of Britain’s best-loved authors. Yet these names are actually just a few of those to whom southwest London can lay claim, having either hosted them as residents or inspired some of their greatest works. And the list doesn’t end there – countless other authors from both the past and present have found our areas a fertile land for their imaginations, creating some of literature’s best-loved characters whilst living on our streets. Further confirming southwest London’s artistic credentials this month is our interview with the renowned art critic, Brian Sewell. A controversial figure in the art world, Wimbledon resident Sewell tells us all about his latest autobiography, warts and all. It’s somewhat of a scandalous read (think indecent encounters with Dalí and maternal prostitution) but a fascinating one nonetheless, especially when you actually stop to associate it with its author – the seemingly unobtrusive figure so often seen walking his beloved dogs on the Common. Meanwhile, the youngest artist ever commissioned to paint The Queen, Christian Furr, is also in Wimbledon this month, opening the Summer Open Studios Art Show at Wimbledon Art Studios. In our interview with him, Furr tells us what it was really like to undertake a Royal Commission and what it feels like to be an artist in the public eye today. More than enough then to sink your teeth into and get your own creative juices flowing. It’s time to unleash that inner artist, I feel! Now, where’s my paint-by-numbers kit got to…

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director Greg Hughes The Pilates Clinic, well situated in Wimbledon, is a brand new, stunning studio with pristine new equipment and a wall of windows that take in the light and allow for a great view. Keeping up with popular demand, and wanting to have something to offer people who are looking to lose weight and increase their cardio vascular fitness and general strength and toning, The Pilates Clinic runs small group reformer classes of 5 or 6 people per class. These classes

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are challenging, but the results are undeniable from one session per week, and dramatic from two sessions a week! Lisa Lamberti and her team of teachers all have many years of experience as Pilates teachers and are strong on rehabilitation with many conditions, the most common of which are: back pain, knee injuries/operations, hip replacements, shoulder injuries/ operations. For these conditions The Pilates Clinic offer private or semi-private (2 people) sessions.

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Inspiring thoughts of childhood holidays, this delightful vintage British holiday print is just what you'll want on your arm this summer. With a bright pink lining this canvas tote will no doubt be an essential whether staying around the Isles or heading further abroad this season. £44.95, Joules, 32 High Street, SW19, 020 8947 0528; joules.com

GAP BOYFRIEND SHIRTS This delightfully printed range of shirts from Gap are perfect for kicking back and relaxing in this summer. Comfortable and available in a variety of colours and styles, it’s the very best of a very flattering boyfriend style. £19.95, Gap, Centre Court Shopping Centre, SW19, 020 8947 9074; gap.co.uk

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Inspired by traditional moccasins, this range of vibrant and eye-catching shoes for both men and women hug your feet in style – and you can even wash them clean so they’ll be good as new every wear. From £36.99, Office, 4 The Broadway, SW19, 020 8947 0408; office.co.uk

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WHAT’S ON Jack Morrocco Solo Exhibition Stafford Gallery

12-26 May The nephew of the well-known Scottish painter Alberto Morrocco, this is Morrocco’s first Wimbledon Village solo exhibition. A rising talent, at 21 Jack won a 12 week residency under the tutelage of Sir Peter Blake, changing the way he painted for the next decade. Wimbledon Village, SW19, 020 8944 6593; staffordgallery.co.uk

Evita

New Wimbledon Theatre 15-18 May Evita is an epic tale of the humble beginnings and rise to fame of the woman who became the ‘spiritual leader of a nation’. Based on the life of iconic Eva Peron, wife to the former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, this musical features the lyrics of Tim Rice and music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. With only six London performances of this production, book quickly! 93 The Broadway, SW19, 020 8545 7900; atgtickets.com 12

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Museums at Night We can’t wait to visit our favourite museums after dark this month. Taking place from 16th – 18th May, museums across London will be hosting and eclectic mix of inspiring evening events, allowing you to experience art and culture in a whole new way. For younger museumgoers highlights include storytelling with Simon Mayo and Itch at the Royal Institute and a sleepover at Kensington Palace with Princess Victoria and Dash the Dog. Meanwhile, older visitors will love Sue Timney speaking at Kaffe Fassett’s exhibition at the London Fashion and Textile Museum, Martin Creed presenting a talk interspersed with live musical performances at The Freud Museum, and a chance to enjoy the David Bailey exhibition at the William Morris Gallery at night, with a 60s themed evening of music, art, fashion and dancing. To see the full list of events, visit museumsatnight.org.uk

On the Riviera: Tennis in the South of France 1874-1939 Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum Until Easter 2014 Whether you love playing tennis or just love watching it, this new exhibition is for you. Featuring fascinating memorabilia, it gives an insight into the rich history of tennis culture on the French Riviera. The warmer climate of the Cote d’A zur attracted tennis’s elite players from the early 1880s during the winter seasons. These included the renowned British Renshaw Twins who dominated the sport during the 1880s and were responsible for eight Gentleman’s Single Championship titles between them, and Maud Watson, who was the first Ladies Singles Champion. wimbledon.com

In the Cinema

The Great Gatsby Directed by Baz Luhrman

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan. ‘In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.’ A man notorious for his opulent and raucous parties and yet shrouded in mystery, the enigmatic Jay Gatsby (DiCaprio) explodes into the life of Nick Carraway (Maguire) forcing secrets into the open and setting into motion a sequence of events which cause the past to coming crashing into the present, all

to the soundtrack of an endless party. Based on the seminal novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Luhrman (Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet) brings his signature theatricality to what many believe to be the perfect American novel. With a devilishly good soundtrack featuring artists such as Jack White, Lana del Rey and Florence and the Machine, and staggeringly beautiful costumes and sets, Luhrman puts his own distinctive mark on the roaring twenties and a story that has fascinated readers, directors and artists alike since its publication in 1925. Did we mention it has Leonardo DiCaprio in it, too?

Summer Open Studios Art Show Wimbledon Art Studios

16-19 May For an opportunity to meet and see the work of over 140 artists, both the up-andcoming alongside the well established, make your way to Wimbledon Summer Open Studios Art Show. A wide range of artistic disciplines will be represented from painting to furniture design, providing an opportunity to buy work from the artists directly. 10 Riverside Road, SW17, 020 8947 1183; wimbledonartstudios.co.uk

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Books 28 May

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Workshop:

A day in the life of a WVS horse Wimbledon Village Stables 4 May Here is an opportunity for all equestrian aficionados to find out exactly what is involved in the day-to-day care of horses. Participants will be given guidance on feeding, grooming, exercising, health checks, tack maintenance and more with literature handed out to take home for future reference. 24 High Street, Wimbledon, SW19, 020 8946 8579; wvstables.com

OUT OF TOWN

THE CARTIER QUEEN’S CUP 21 May - 16 June

GUARDS POLO CLUB Sponsored by Cartier, the Queen’s Cup is renowned as the pinnacle of the polo season. The celebrated tournament consistently draws the biggest names in polo, and provides a glamorous day filled with fierce rivalries, copious Pimms and the traditional stomping of the divots. Great fun for both polo aficionados and newcomers alike. Windsor Great Park, Egham, Surrey, TW20, 01784 434 212; guardspoloclub.com

Laugh along with the comic described by fellow funnyman Frank Skinner as ‘arguably the funniest comedian in the country’ this May. Flanagan’s razor sharp humour draws on his East End upbringing as he explodes our preconceptions of the stereotypical cockney and invites us to peek into the true working class world of his childhood. Having gained a degree Flanagan could be wryly described as a rarity: an intellectual cockney – Flanagan will have you in stitches from start to finish. The Broadway, SW19, 0844 871 7646; atgtickets.com

A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING by Dave Eggers

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ggers’ new novel tells the story of Alan Clay, a former manufacturing executive, as he attempts to sell an IT system to a Saudi Arabian king. Desperate to hawk his hologram technology but kept waiting for weeks to meet with the elusive King Abdullah, he encounters an underground society of expats forced to keep their drinking and other Western habits secret from the locals. The seventh book written by author Dave Eggers, this novel confirms the versatile author’s status as a great talent in contemporary American literature.

£18.99, Hamish Hamilton

GONE TO THE FOREST by Katy Kitamura

3-25 May

LULLABY Spend some quality bonding time with your bundle of joy in this specially designed experience for parent and child. Lullaby seeks to combine the traditional use of song and the most up-to-date research in baby sensory development through music, light, shadow and sound. With a maximum attendance of twelve parent/ baby combos, the intimate and unique experience will be one you never forget. 240 The Broadway, SW19, 020 8543 4888; thepolkatheatre.com

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his stark and ambitious novel, set in a nameless, timeless colonial country heading towards civil war, explores the tense relationship between the physically stunted and socially awkward Tom and his robust, virile father. After a nearby volcano erupts coating the land in ash, Tom’s father absconds to the city with his son’s fiancée leaving behind the estate that was once the source of their livelihood. A compelling and visceral read, Kitamura offers a fable-like tale of dislocation, natural consequence and politics.

£9.85, Free Press

INSTRUCTIONS FOR A HEATWAVE by Maggie O’Farrell

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heatwave in 1976. Gretta’s apparently contented husband leaves the breakfast table to buy a paper and never returns. Her grown-up children descend on the house in an attempt to discover where their missing father is, simultaneously delighting and outraging their mother. A vivid portrayal of an Irish family uprooted to London, O’Farrell has successfully given her characters the stamp of authenticity. £18.99, Tinder Press All books available from Waterstones, 121 Wimbledon Bridge, SW19, 0843 290 8687; waterstones.com

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Wimbledon Fine Art Recent Paintings by Mark Johnston Sunday 21st April 2013 Please contact gallery for invitation to private view

020 8944 6593 | 07836 296737 | andrew@wimbledonfineart.com | wimbledonfineart.com 41 Church Road, Wimbledon Village, London SW19 5DQ

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Art Laura Kettle visits Wimbledon Fine Art to discover what happens when two very different painting styles come together

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imbledon Fine Art is most certainly worth a visit this month to view Mark Johnston’s oil paintings. This new body of work is evidently the result of thoughtful consideration from the artist. Johnston’s selfimposed ambition for this show was to produce a body of large paintings that achieved the same subtle combination of mark-making and delicate glazes, which can be found in his smaller pieces. We can only salute his realisation of this goal. Johnston’s larger works were previously endowed with a more vigorous quality and were abstract impressionist in style. However, Johnston has now focused his attention on exploring the exciting contrast between these energetic brushstrokes and dissolving tones and glazes, reminiscent of Rembrandt. The effect is not easy to achieve; perfecting the balance between the two takes time and experience. The exhibition therefore demonstrates both Johnston’s dedication and skill as he 17

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‘The influence of artists de Kooning and Titian in Johnston’s work is evident – these pieces demonstrate his attempt to create the ensuing conversation between them’ masterfully creates an evocative subtle tension between the two. The influence of artists de Kooning and Titian in Johnston’s work is evident – these pieces demonstrate his attempt to create the ensuing conversation between them. Viewing the resulting collection of paintings, one finds dynamic works that manage to combine both the calm, reverent aspects of nature alongside its might and formidable qualities. This is particularly noticeable in Riders to the Sea 1 and Wild Sunset. Fittingly, the glazes take a long time to carefully build up in the quiet of his studio whereas the energetic, broken brushstrokes are often the result of work outdoors on the Brighton coast, where Johnston lives and works. The earthy colours Johnston employs are truly beautiful and the resulting Turner-esque pieces are a pleasure to witness.

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KATE JARRATT EXPLORES SOUTHWEST LONDON’S ILLUSTRIOUS LITERARY HISTORY

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or many well-known English literary figures, southwest London has been the backdrop for significant chapters in both their lives and works. Writers like Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, Thomas Hardy and Mary Shelley were all inspired by the culture and landscape of the area, either using it as a setting for vivid scenes in their novels, or recognising the spiritual and emotional impact it had on their being. Why these writers chose to settle here is unknown. Speculation, however, points to the proximity of our boroughs to the Thames. In centuries past, living on or near this major waterway kept your fi nger on the capital’s metaphorical pulse. Giving direct insight into life as it happened, it was essential for those who wrote and those who were written about. It also provided the fertile combination of green fields and buzzing city life. Indeed, novelist George Eliot said that she ‘marvelled’ at the ‘wide horizon’ she could see from her house, Holly Lodge on Wimbledon Park Road in Putney. Meanwhile, authors like Mavis Cheek, Robert Graves, Thomas Hughes and Daniel Defoe (all southwest London natives) used these contrasts within their literature. The juxtaposition of country and city provided the perfect backdrop for such authors to explore many other common dichotomies, including man versus nature – a favourite of Mary Shelley. Unfortunately, Shelley’s connection to the southwest of London wasn’t necessarily a happy one. Although she grew up around Camden and St Pancras, Putney Bridge is the elevated point from which her mother, Mary Wollstencraft, attempted suicide just before she was born. The Wollstencraft’s family home was in Putney and, although Percy and Mary Shelley travelled extensively over Europe in the 19th century, they lived for a long time in two houses on Putney Heath – Layton House and The White House. In the 1800s, these were grand, prestigious buildings to inhabit, with magnificent views over the wild heath which most likely inspired the wild and untamed landscapes in Shelley’s classic novel, Frankenstein.

Meanwhile, Thomas Hardy, a great admirer of Percy and Mary Shelley’s way of life, used his literary abilities to address the social constraints imposed by the Victorian status quo. The author of Far From the Madding Crowd and Jude The Obscure fought against the conventions of marriage, preferring ideals of authenticity, freedom and socialism. Initially having qualified as a stonemason, Hardy moved to Putney and began work as an architect. However, it was his proximity to the political movements in the southwest which inspired him to write poetry fi rst and then to become a novelist. This influence can be seen in a play he later wrote called The Dynasts, which features a

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scene specifically at Bowling Green House in Putney. Other famous authors, like Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde and Laurie Lee, were also influential in the culture of southwest London and it’s political changes. In the biographies of Oscar Wilde’s tumultuous and difficult life, there are many crisis points recalled – one of which being his ‘humiliation’ at Clapham Junction Station. The story goes that during a stopover in his journey to Reading Gaol to serve a two year sentence for ‘gross indecency with another man’, Wilde was shackled at the station and left to stand on the platform for half an hour while he was taunted by a mob. It’s reported that a complete stranger even spat in his face – an act that haunted him until he died and which he wrote about later in The Ballad of Reading Gaol. After the experience at Clapham Junction he never returned to London, deciding instead to leave for France. He died destitute in Paris at the age of 46. The infamous Samuel Pepys – never a writer but one of the most consistent diary

keepers of the 17th century – is another of our landmark southwest London literary connections. Having never expected anyone to read his thoughts, which mainly detailed his love for theatre, food and women, Pepys managed to convey a great deal of detail about London, even recording the Great Fire of London in 1666 as it unfurled, for which he took a boat along the Thames to witness its progress. Indeed, Pepys took frequent trips on the Thames, mostly to get to work on rowing boats. He recalls his observations on life on the riverbanks with interest in his diary: observations on the bridges (Putney, Chelsea and Westminster), conversations with the fishermen and rowers, boats destined for the Tower of London, taking the latest person to fall fowl of the monarch. Despite living on Seething Lane in east London for most of his life, Pepys’ last ten years were spent south of the river in Clapham where he died in 1703. The father of nineteenth-century fiction, Charles Dickens also lived for short periods in both Richmond and Battersea and wrote about Eel Pie Island in Nicholas Nickleby. He often returned to the area to visit his sixth son, Henry Fielding Dickens, who moved to Putney when he married. Henry’s grave can now be found in Putney Vale Cemetery, alongside his wife Marie, with a quote from Charles Dickens inscribed on the tomb. Most touching of all though is the little known fact that Dickens was the fi rst person to publicly support Battersea Dogs Home when it opened in 1862, writing about it in his journal All Year Round. Yet the Southwest’s glowing literary credentials still continue to this day. Will Self, a Stockwell resident, recently received a nomination for the Booker Prize for his novel, Umbrella. Hotly tipped to win the accolade, Self narrowly missed out on glory to Hilary Mantel’s book Bringing up the Bodies, a novel chartering the fortunes of Putney’s most historically important resident, Thomas Cromwell. A victory for southwest London then after all, or so it would seem.

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RENOWNED ART CRITIC AND WIMBLEDON RESIDENT BRIAN SEWELL TALKS TO ALEX JONES ABOUT HIS LATEST AUTOBIOGRAPHY

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hat can I tell you about Brian Sewell that you don’t already know? Well, that depends on whether or not you’ve read his two autobiographies. Having recently introduced Outsider II – the follow up to his first Outsider autobiography – at the Oxford Literary Festival this year, Sewell’s books are eloquent tours de force through his life. In parts confessional, gossipy even, often educational and at times contemplative, they tell it all in the kind of rich prose that seeps into your mind and takes hold of your tongue until you find yourself talking about Arsenal’s indefatigable performance or how prinked and perfumed Kim Kardashian has been looking lately. It’s quite a rare skill, and I’m still, a few weeks after finishing them, trying to shake his voice out of my head. He gives you all the gory details of being, in his own words, ‘a bastard and a bugger’, all the triumphs and disappointments of his life, the mistakes and wrong turns laid out with panache and more than a bit of stoicism. ‘Yes, I think I’ve been frank about everything,’ he says, succinctly. ‘Everything was formative, you see? It is what happened; it is what conditioned the consequences. I had to be frank about my illegitimate birth, for example, because if I hadn’t it would have been impossible to explain why my childhood was so affected

by poverty, because we were poor. It’s difficult for people who have only known me as an adult to think of that as my real background.’ I put it to him that, beyond frank, some of it verges on scandalous. From the beginning of Outsider I, where he speculates that his mother, to support the two of them, likely became a prostitute, to describing how Salvador Dalí got him to masturbate on a sculpture of Jesus, everything is explored in the most glorious (and sometimes gruesome) detail. ‘Be that as it may, I’ve had a fairly straightforward life,’ he laughs, ‘I get on buses and travel on the underground and no one takes any notice of me, so I don’t think notoriety even comes into it.’ But Brian Sewell is notorious, if not for the exploits described in Outsider I & II then certainly for his work as an art critic. When I told people that I would be interviewing him the response I got, pretty much universally, was one of trepidation. This is, after all, a man who regularly delivers the journalistic equivalent of a bitch slap in his critiques (a very well written and articulate bitch slap, I grant you, but still). ‘I’m not trying to be destructive,’ he sighs, ‘I’m trying to inform and that’s very often misinterpreted as bloody mindedness, but it’s not.’ ‘The whole objective of my professional life for the last 30 years as a writer has been to give my readers some inkling of what it is that distinguishes good from bad… to analyse what they’re looking at and really understand it before they decide whether it’s good or bad or half way in-between.’ He feels a great sympathy for artists who are now working in, as he puts it, ‘very harsh commercial conditions… one of the consequences of [which] is that the famous get more famous and the rich, richer, and those who aren’t get poorer and poorer and are never noticed. It’s a very unfair world.’ And what kind of art does he think is good? ‘Well, the National Gallery is unrivalled in

my affections – [given] ten minutes and a screwdriver to get it down, I’d run off with Titian’s Bacchus and Ariadne.’ But surely even he must like some things that aren’t high art, that are just a little kitsch? ‘Well, I’ve got a glove that once belonged to Picasso. I’ve also got a sweatshirt that once belonged to him but I made the mistake of laundering it so it doesn’t have the sweat in it.’ He doesn’t wear them though, as ‘that would be slightly creepy, no?’ Away from art his great loves are his dogs (Lottie and Gretel) and coffee. ‘I have some sympathy with people who have a drug addiction,’ he tells me, quite solemnly, ‘as I have been a drug addict in the sense of being unable to function without coffee since 1950 or thereabouts.’ Despite this, he isn’t a ‘coffee snob,’ rather preferring to drink whatever’s new at the supermarket. ‘It’s never consistent unless it’s one of the chains, then it’s so consistent, you know exactly what you’re getting and you get no thrill out of it at all.’ He likes Wimbledon because it is suburban and therefore more spacious, and because of the Common, a dog walkers’ paradise. ‘All my dogs for the last forty years have been rescues, some have come from homes, some I’ve just found. For years, decades, they were walked in Kensington Gardens and when I moved here, of course, it became the Common, which really is lovely.’ And, of course, he enjoys writing, which he does all by hand or on a typewriter in his study, though he admits that he didn’t enjoy writing his autobiographies. ‘I began to realise that it’s a bit like giving yourself psychoanalysis.’ And what about his own reviews? Was he nervous? ‘To my surprise, it’s been exceedingly well reviewed. Reviewers haven’t just been kind about it, they’ve been ecstatic. They’ve said things, great things, that I would never have thought could be said of it. But there it is; it happened.’ For more information on the Oxford Literary Festival, please visit oxfordliteraryfestival.org

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n 1995, Christian Furr drove up to the gates of Buckingham Palace in a battered red Beetle. The bemused palace guards laughed at the lad from the Wirral, with his mop of unruly hair and paint brushes sticking out of the windows, but were instructed to allow him through. At 28, Furr was the youngest artist ever to paint The Queen. ‘It was very surreal, but a great honour,’ remembers Furr. ‘I found The Queen to be very relaxed. She has a great sense of humour.’ With his irrefutable royal credentials, it is not surprising that when I meet Furr, now 46, he appears entirely at home at the stately Petersham Hotel in Richmond. Tucking into a cappuccino and scones, the northerner would cut the perfect picture of middle class contentment, if it weren’t for his shabby greyish-green clothes and that wild mane of hair. The location, he informs me, has been chosen for its proximity to his home in Ham, in southwest London. As has, incidentally, his involvement with Wimbledon Art Studios. On 16th May, Furr will officially open the private view when the studio complex opens its doors to the public, something that the artist is visibly excited about. He leans forward in his chair, waving his scone about as he explains about his first trip to the site, the largest of its kind in the United Kingdom and Europe. ‘I wasn’t expecting to spend a long time there, but I really enjoyed it. It’s got such a good atmosphere, with that Bauhaus thing going on. Everyone’s completely different but creating ideas off each other.’ The environment at the studios, Furr says, reminds him of his days at studying fine art at Leicester Polytechnic. He misses the ‘cross fertilisation of ideas’ that came from the broad education in art which saw him experimenting with film and printing before finally settling on painting. On finishing university Furr moved to a studio in a listed building in the Jewish quarter of Whitechapel, sometimes sleeping there when times were hard. He remembers

that when he moved out, he saw Morrissey (of the rock band The Smiths) walk past the door. ‘I saw it as a sign,’ he laughs. And if it were a sign that good things were approaching, his predictions were not wrong, as within a few years he had received the Royal Commission, thus inscribing his name in the history books. Furr is modest about the achievement: ‘I don’t think The Queen can ever officially say she loves anything, but when her private secretary came over to Hackney to tell me…’ Furr peters off, looking embarrassed. ‘She loved it?’ I suggest. He nods. As a veteran of the genre, I wonder what Furr thinks about the reception of Paul Emsley’s portrait of Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. Unlike Furr’s offering which was widely praised by the national press, Emsley’s was criticized for making the future Queen appear ‘dead behind the eyes’ and being ‘another pretty ordinary painting’. Furr cringes. ‘If you’re an artist you always feel for other artists. But if you’re in the public domain you have to be prepared to take the flack.’ Since the success of his royal portrait, Furr has been mightily busy with commissions, flitting between an array of different projects like a busy bee. As well as the Wimbledon Art Studios connection, he has recently painted burlesque star Dita Von Teese for a series (which his PR is forbidding him to talk about). Last year he put on ‘Liverpool Love’, an exhibition in aid of children’s hospice Claire House. With work from Peter Blake, Yoko Ono and Stewart Sutcliffe (‘the lost Beatle and romantic icon of the 21st century,’ Furr explains) the exhibition raised £75,000. Then there’s the talks with Sky for a portrait television series, and the Neon show ‘Staying Alive’ with artist Chris Bracey. It seems like this painter has a lot on his plate. He shrugs, ‘I like keeping the wheels turning around. I do get bored easily.’ One other of his projects on the go is a website, Pientelli. Furr says that this is an Italian word meaning ‘dab of paint’, but concedes that he might have imagined it, as since first hearing it he can’t find it anywhere. Neither can I. Dreamt up words aside, the site focuses

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“IF YOU’RE AN ARTIST YOU ALWAYS FEEL FOR OTHER ARTISTS. BUT IF YOU’RE IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN YOU HAVE TO BE PREPARED TO TAKE THE FLACK” on one of Furr’s greatest passions: making art accessible. One of the most interesting things about Furr is his commitment to making the public less intimidated by art. This began with a book he wrote a few years ago, Take Art, which urges people to pick up a pencil and draw, an ability which he says is innate. Likewise, the website aims to help people to understand art better. ‘People have a fear of not saying the right thing,’ he explains. ‘A lot of it is gut reaction, an intuitive reaction. You either like something or you don’t, and you shouldn’t be afraid of saying you don’t like it.’ Furr suggests that the best way of doing so is by going out and talking to artists, without the fear of appearing amateurish. ‘In my experience, if you can meet and strike up a relationship with artists directly without any middle man like a gallery, it gives you the chance to become your own ‘art-repreneur’ shall we say!’ And according to Furr, there is no better place to do just that than London. The selfproclaimed Londoner enthuses about the different pockets of creativity seething in the capital, each with its own atmosphere, from Camberwell, Brick Lane and Hackney to Farringdon and Soho. ‘The buildings and history have a big effect,’ he says. ‘London’s

so great because it’s such a melting pot. It’s always had a state of flux, a chaos about it.’ He is constantly excited by the art he sees around him in the city, whether it’s ‘wiggly alien forms’ by ceramicist Jill Sutcliffe at the Wimbledon Art Studios, or a piece of Bansky street art, an artist he praises for ‘taking art out of the confi nes of the gallery and giving the community a sense of ownership’. This belief in the inherent right to art seems to be at the heart of Furr’s

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Cancer Research UK recently announced that Sophie Ellis-Bextor has joined its ranks as an ambassador. ‘Cancer has sadly touched my family, like so many others, and that is why I am so proud to be supporting Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life this year,’ she says. ‘If everyone gets involved by taking part and fundraising I believe that, one day, we will beat this awful disease.’ Looks like we’d better get our running shoes on then! raceforlife.org.uk

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Brand new to Battersea is Pi Studio, a Pilates studio run by internationally renowned instructor, Holly Murray. Her celebrity fans include Hugh Grant, who claims that, ‘Thanks to Holly I now have the body of a young ballerina.' Brilliant. 38 Elcho Street, Parkgate Road, SW11; 020 7585 1114; pistudiobattersea.co.uk

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The love-child of two quintessentially British brands – Green & Spring and Bobbin Bicycles – we simply adore this beautifully nostalgic bike. Complete with bespoke birdie decals and a sky blue frame, it’s the prettiest way to get fit this spring. £550, available from Evans Cycles, 167-173 Wandsworth High Street, SW18, 020 8870 9489; greenandspring.com

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Add a bookish charm to your home with Galerie Wallcovering’s heritage-inspired wallpapers. Quirky and quaint, they’re perfect for decorating a bookworm’s study. Available from Crown Paints, 271 Merton Road, SW18, 020 8870 7467; galeriewallcoverings.com

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THE SCENT OF SPRING Floris’s new special edition Bergamot and Geranium fragrance is the perfect way to bring springtime home. The citrus floral scented candle and room fragrance combine a revitalising aroma of bergamot with notes of bitter orange and geranium to create a wonderfully light, bright scent. It’s hope in a bottle. florislondon.com

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Keith Brymer Jones’s ‘Word’ ceramics collection makes a great talking point over dinner. Emblazoned with typewriter-style pithy slogans, the contemporary range is effortlessly cool. achica.com

We love The Paint House on Northcote Road. Offering not only decorating, joinery, bespoke curtains, upholstery and interior design services (phew!), they also have everything in stock which you might need to undertake said improvements. Designer paints, fabrics and wallpapers abound, as well as an eclectic mix of unique accessories – don’t miss British Designers Charlene Mullen and Onebluedog’s beautiful cushions. 52 Northcote Road, SW11, 020 7924 5118; thepainthouse.com

PICTURE PERFECT If a picture says a thousand words, it’s worth presenting them well. We love Cargo’s range of pretty picture frames – a beautiful way to frame your favourite memories. 5 Putney Exchange, Putney High Street, SW15, 020 8246 5706; cargohomeshop.com

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ACCORDING TO A RECENT SURVEY BY CHECKATRADE.COM, LONDONERS PLAN TO SPEND DOUBLE THE NATIONAL AVERAGE ON HOME IMPROVEMENTS OVER THE FORTHCOMING YEAR. TO PREPARE, BATTERSEA RESIDENT LINDA BARKER GIVES HER TOP TIPS FOR REFURBISHING YOUR HOME.

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DO YOUR RESEARCH

It’s best to be well-informed. Know exactly what you want and what you have to spend. Remember to get several quotes, and don’t just cold call people – you’ll end up spending more in the long run.

CHECK YOUR TRADESMAN

Word-of-mouth recommendations are always a good place to start but you still need to check that they are registered with their relevant trade standard association. Personally, I would recommend going through checkatrade.com just for peace of mind. It’s a free, easy to use service to vet tradesmen with no hidden agenda.

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Keeping a diary of the project will help keep you organised. Write everything down, from quotes to dates, colours to fabric names. It’s also a lot easier to keep track of expenses this way. Noting costs as you go along will help you break your money down so that you know where your budget is going.

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TIDY AS YOU GO ALONG

To cut down on mess, the trick is to do your DIY as you would do your baking – clean up after yourself as you go along. Tidying up after yourself makes things a lot more organised and makes it an easier job.

PICK A PRACTICAL DESIGN

Rich, deep colours are very seductive at the moment as people turn away from white, cream and beige. These colours are great, but you have to make sure that the lighting is right or you’ll end up with a dark, dingy room. Think about whether you have money for extra lighting in the budget, otherwise choose another colour scheme.

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Remember, you have to live in your home. Think about improvements you will still love for years to come in terms of tiling and wall colours as these are the things you won’t want to change too often. Soft furnishings, however, can be easily updated, making them a great quick fix for changing your colour scheme.

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Give your hard-earned cash some respect. Invest in good quality paint and wallpaper to increase longevity. Meanwhile, don’t feel you have to spend lots of money on updating soft furnishings. I love having a rummage around Battersea Boot Fair on a Sunday. Lassco Salvage Yard in Vauxhall is also brilliant for finding reclaimed gems.

KNOW WHEN TO CALL IN HELP

Not everyone can do DIY! Whilst some people are very good at it, it’s often better to find someone who knows what they are doing. A qualified tradesman can bring this peace of mind. I would say for anything to do with electrics, get the professionals in. If you want a job to tackle yourself, painting and wallpapering are great for first-time DIY-ers.

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Preparation saves money. If you’re having your bedroom wallpapered, rub down the walls before you get the decorators in. Doing the hard, unskilled work will cut down the time it takes for the decorators to do their job. Rub the walls down, put down the dustsheets, wipe down greasy paintwork – it’ll all save you money.

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When budgeting, be honest about the money that you’ve got to spend. Breaking down your expenditures will help ensure you don’t overspend. Think of it as a shopping list and have a contingency fund of say 10% of your budget, because there’s always another little job as a consequence of renovating. If you’re getting someone in to do the work, get them to break down the money they spend too so that you both know where you stand.

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ditor & Founder of SheerLuxe. com, Georgie Coleridge Cole has lived in Wandsworth pretty much all her life. Four years ago she and her husband (aka ‘TA’ - The Accountant) bought a three bedroom house in the popular Tonsleys adjacent to Wandsworth Town. Now a mother of two, she’s moving to the other side of East Hill and taking on a project to create their forever home. This is the diary of her journey…

‘‘IT’S A COMPLETE GUT JOB,’ SAYS THE NEGOTIATOR’

WEEK 01 HOW IT BEGINS

So we’re sitting in the car outside a friend’s house about to go in for supper and TA announces he has seen something on Prime Location. He didn’t want to get my hopes up so quietly went to see a mortgage broker today but thinks it might be a good opportunity. ‘It’s just the other side of East Hill and a road away from your mother. Anyway let’s talk more later.’ Two days later, we’re standing outside the house. ‘It’s a complete gut job,’ says the negotiator. I can see that…The front is in a shocking state but it is a really lovely road; even if it is a road away from my mother! But I think we could definitely live with that – it might be useful for babysitting. In we go and whilst I wouldn’t say it’s a complete gut job, it does need a daunting amount of work: a side return that is so badly constructed it requires redoing entirely, a garden that can only be knocked down, new bathrooms, electrics, plumbing… You name it, it needs doing – but it doesn’t matter. We want it.

WEEK 02 ACTION STATIONS

We speak to the estate agents about putting in an offer but they tell us not to bother until we have an offer on ours. ‘The market is hotting up – you need to get it on this week. We should start viewings on Saturday,’ they tell us. Today is Sunday and TA is off skiing on Wednesday morning at 5am so that leaves about 48 hours… Cue extreme action stations. I book the carpet cleaner, window cleaner, TA takes Tuesday off and spends the day with his very kind father and a last minute builder snagging and painting whilst I tidy and declutter like there is tomorrow because, quite literally, there is no tomorrow. On Wednesday morning the agents tell me they already have a handful of people who want to see the house today. I am husband-less, running a business and trying to keep the place immaculate with two children to look after whilst they do viewings. It’s exhausting but I manage, and the next day in comes the first offer…

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‘I AM SITTING AT MY DESK WHEN TA CALLS TO TELL ME, ‘NO MORE STARBUCKS, WE’VE GOT IT!’’

WEEK 03 UNDER OFFER

Given the amount of work it needs, before we put our offer in we get a builder round to look at the house we want to buy to try and get a rough idea of costs. It is going to be a massive stretch but we think we can just about do it. We’ll have to do the work in two phases; like the side return, the loft extension also needs redoing but rather unusually for me, I agree to live with it for a bit. The house has been on the market for a while (it needs a lot of work but it’s no bargain) so we’re hopeful. In our offer goes and unsurprisingly it’s rejected. Then out of nowhere comes another buyer and now we’re head to head with them. The next three nights are utterly sleepless. If another person tells me ‘If it’s meant to be, it will be’ I will scream! In goes our next offer and theirs. Both are rejected. It’s Friday and TA decides we need to do nothing for a few days. The other buyer is out so apparently we don’t need to rush. On Tuesday morning after what seems like an eternity, we go in with our final offer. I am sitting at my desk when TA calls to tell me, ‘No more Starbucks, we’ve got it!’

WEEK 04 THE MORTGAGE

Next hurdle: the mortgage (which equals even more sleepless nights). If you haven’t applied for a mortgage in the last four years then count yourself lucky – the process has changed beyond recognition since the credit crunch. If you want to borrow more than £500K (which let’s face it doesn’t buy more than a two bedroom flat in this part of London), need a high loan to value mortgage, or haven’t worked for the bluest of blue chip firms for a decade, then it’s far from easy. To make matters worse, TA and I are both self-employed so hardly ‘standard’ borrowers. After days of computer-says-no scenarios, TA contacts Anderson Harris (AndersonHarris. co.uk), property finance specialists that come highly recommended by a savvy friend. Jonathan and Chris are straight on the case and it is clear we are in good hands – they seriously know their stuff and quickly get a handle on our circumstances. Within days we have some really attractive options on the table. We pick our preferred lender, answer a million more questions, provide endless documents and endure more sleepless nights. I pick up a pile of interiors magazines and am so nervous about tempting fate that I put them back, vowing to buy none until it’s agreed. A few days later, Anderson Harris prove they’re worth their fee and the mortgage is approved.

NEXT TIME: The survey, architects, builders & planning

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ith marathon season coming up, it’s time to think about getting those all-important running shoes. Able to make or break your performance in a race, it’s worth investing a bit more time and money into getting the perfect pair. Enter Profeet, a sports laboratory in southwest London which specialises in footwear and custom insoles. Profeet is far more than your average sports shop. Buying here is a handson experience, complete with trained footwear specialists and scientific analysis. What’s more, assessments are by appointment only, ensuring that you get the dedicated, one-to-one attention you need to find the perfect footwear.

development and Profeet works closely with top athletes, helping them fine tune their footwear and gaining valuable feedback in the process. All this knowledge will ensure the right shoe is selected for your foot shape, foot type and your biomechanical movement. And its doesn’t end there as the staff can help you correct bad technique; having lived through the trials and tribulations of high level sport they can advise from experience. It might all sound terribly scientific and you may well be left wondering why exactly you need all this technology and professional advice

Step 1: Your feet and lower body are evaluated with video gait analysis and dynamic foot scans to identify movement patterns and forces acting through the foot. This information determines the degree of cushioning and support you’ll need in your insoles and shoes. Step 2: A mould of your foot is taken using state of the art vacuum technology (imagine a hi-tech footprint in the sand). This is used to custom mould a composite insole to your exact foot shape while you wait. The insole provides the perfect support for your foot and enhances balance by improving contact with the foot and thus increasing muscle activation.

Assessments come in various forms, ranging from a full-blown, hour-and-a half-long‘pro assessment’, with bio-mechanist and podiatrist Paul O’Malley, to a quick twenty minute ‘shoe fit’. Most customers opt for the ‘sports assessment’ which involves some seriously state-of-the-art technology and follows a 3-step process. The technology is impressive, however, the unique selling point for Profeet is its staff. All active in sport, each has a degree from a top university in a relevant field such as sports science, sports rehabilitation, biomechanics and podiatry. For example, footwear manager Richard is not only an ultramarathon runner, but also has a degree in sports science. Profeet staff live and breath footwear and test all the shoes themselves. International shoe manufacturers invite Profeet to consult on new product

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if you’re only an amateur runner. However, rest assured it’s worth your while. Even the least committed of runners will benefit from the customised insoles and correct footwear. Not only does it reduce the risk of injury and increases comfort, but it also improves endurance capacity and performance, letting you run that little bit longer and harder – just what every runner needs, regardless of level.

Step 3: The right shoe type and right fit. There are all sorts of running shoes out there and the highly knowledgeable, experienced and qualified Profeet staff will guide you through the process ensuring you end up in the most appropriate shoes. 867-869 Fulham Road, SW6, 020 7736 0046; profeet.co.uk

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PERFECT FOR A PRETTY YET SOPHISTICATED LOOK TRY VINTAGE PASTELS, SAYS SOUTHWEST LONDON-BASED INTERIOR DESIGNER SELINA LAKE IN HER NEW BOOK PRETTY PASTEL STYLE

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legant, smoky and beautifully subtle, vintage pastels are wonderfully sophisticated. They are worlds away from the sugared-almond shades so often associated with a pastel palette. Instead, these subdued, moody schemes carry suggestions of oldworld glamour – of once vivid colours that have grown muted and faded through time. Vintage pastels are subtle and charming. They bear little resemblance to the cute candy colours also found in this colour group. Rather, the vintage pastel palette is where pinks, peaches and lilacs grow up and become sophisticated. It is crammed with hues that look as though they have aged and mellowed. Each colour hints at a long history, its muted feel making you wonder if it was once much brighter, and whether it has been bleached by the sun or softened by time. A vintage pastel room is calm and understated. Creating this atmosphere of gentle elegance is easy, as long as you stick to the duskier, moodier end of the spectrum. Choose colours that reference interiors from centuries gone by, whether these are the pale champagne and plasterpink shades found in a French chateau or the quiet creams and yellows of a country cottage. Many heritage paint ranges include interesting shades that can be classed as pastel, but are extremely subtle in tone and create a pleasingly flat, chalky finish. In addition to using matt paint in dusky tones, you can enhance the vintage look by hanging wallpaper. Choose watery pastel shades and an elegant, rather than a graphic, pattern. The wallpaper should fade into the background, not grab your attention. Floral patterns are an obvious choice, but go for small-scale repeats

instead of huge blooms. Look out for papers decorated with sprigs, buds, leaves, birds or rambling roses. These patterns will help to create a low-key, vintage backdrop. Vintage-style fabrics are widely available – think pastel chintzes or toile de Jouy – and they are easy to work into any room. Use them simply for cushion covers or throws, or create greater impact by making curtains or upholstering furniture or footstools in a variety of old-fashioned fabrics. Look out, also,

for remnants of antique linen or cotton, perhaps with hand-embroidered details, that you can transform into a tablecloth or pillow slip. Flea markets and eBay are rich hunting grounds. Finding the right colour should be easy. The pastel tones that are appropriate to this look come as standard with vintage textiles, since the natural dyes used in the past had a more muted character, and any patterns or details may have faded over time, creating just the right weathered note.

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In keeping with the knocked-back quality of the colours, the contents of a vintage pastel room should appear low-key and well used. Choose furniture with a distressed finish and armchairs or sofas with faded, even frayed, upholstery. Organic, natural textiles that age beautifully, such as linen and cotton, really capture the vintage vibe. Look out for knitted or crocheted blankets, lace work or doilies, to add to the prettiness of your vintage pastel scheme. With a subtle pastel backdrop in place, add some interesting details to personalize the scheme. Again, flea markets are good places to track down vintage homewares, which often come ready dressed in just the right note of aged, faded pastel. Think pretty patterned teacups made from delicate china; a hand-embroidered cushion cover; a wooden stool with its pastel paintwork knocked and chipped. If you find a piece you love but the colour is wrong, consider distressing, stencilling, painting or re-covering it to create the right tone. Finally, don’t forget those easy but effective finishing touches. Fresh flowers

bring instant old-world nostalgia to a vintage scheme. Choose cottage-style blooms in bleached-out tones, or indulge in old-fashioned roses, which come in gorgeously subtle shades of pink, yellow and apricot. For a lush, romantic flourish, arrange them informally in a patterned jug or a chipped teapot. This extract is taken from Pretty Pastel Style by Selina Lake, with photography by Catherine Gratwicke and published by Ryland Peters & Small. All images are the copyright of Ryland Peters & Small. Available from waterstones.com.

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GARDENING ARDENING NOTES IN THE SUMMERTIME Why not while away the Bank Holiday on some of Alexander Rose’s chic garden seating? The natural rattan furniture and modern designs make it perfect for Kinks-inspired ‘lazing on a sunny afternoon’. Provided the weather holds out, that is. Available from Neal’s Nurseries, Heathfield Road, SW18, 020 8874 2037 or at worldstores.co.uk

FLOWER POWER Keep track of your flowerbeds with some of the cute floral stationary from Paperchase. We love the bright, bold prints – guaranteed to add a little sunshine to anyone’s day. 63 Putney High Street, SW15, 020 8780 5203; paperchase.co.uk

THE INSIDER: ROBBIE HONEY GIVES HIS TOP TIP FOR THE MONTH ‘So, what’s your favourite flower?’ is the question I am most often asked. My response is generally a vague: ‘it depends what month it is.’ However, truly, my most favourite flowers of all are those of Wisteria Sinensis. There is nothing more glorious to me than being surrounded by an abundantly scented Wisteria in full bloom. It’s short flowering period makes them all the more

precious. It grows well on a south facing aspect and looks wonderful grown up a house, on a wall or up a pergola. In early May I wait with great anticipation for it to start blooming! In fact, in my excitement last spring I had #wisteriawatch trending on twitter – watch out for #wisteriawatch13. Robbie holds pop up floristry classes in Battersea. flowersinapeartree.co.uk

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Come and enjoy the terrace on a warm Spring day. The alfresco area offers comfortable seating and an amazing view of the River Thames. Great for large indoor or outdoor parties, wedding receptions, anniversaries and other special occasions. Private area available on request.

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Red Rum Raspberry Cake 145g butter, softened • 300g caster sugar • 3 eggs • 370g self-raising flour, sifted • 60ml milk • 1 tsp red liquid food colouring • 115g raspberries, plus extra to decorate RUM FILLING: 100g butter • 125g icing sugar • 3 large egg yolks • 1 tbsp Bacardi rum WHITE CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM: 125g butter, softened • 125g vegetable shortening (preferably Trex or Cookeen) • 350g icing sugar, sifted • 2 tbsp rum • 60g white chocolate curls or grated white chocolate SERVES 8–10 Preheat the oven to 190ºC/fan 170ºC/gas mark 5. Grease and line a 20cm round, springform cake tin. Beat the butter and sugar using a wooden spoon or electric mixer until light and fluff y. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition, and adding a tablespoon of the flour with the final egg to help prevent curdling. Fold in the remaining flour. Add the milk and food colouring and stir in gently, then add the raspberries and gently blend. Pour the batter into the tin and spread evenly. Bake for 45–50 minutes, until the top is firm to the touch. Leave to cool. Make the rum filling. Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Add the icing sugar and bring to the boil, stirring continuously. It

may look separated but when the liquid gets very hot it will come together into a smooth sauce. Place the egg yolks in a separate bowl and pour over the boiled butter mixture, a little at a time, stirring continuously. Stir in the rum, then return the mixture to the pan. Cook, stirring, over a low heat until it thickens. Cover with cling film and leave to cool. Make the white chocolate buttercream. Put the butter and vegetable shortening into a bowl and beat until softened. Gradually beat in the sifted icing sugar until light and fluff y, then beat in the rum. Add the white chocolate curls or grated white chocolate and gently mix in. To assemble, use a large serrated knife to cut the cake horizontally into three even layers. Spread half the buttercream over the bottom layer. Place the second layer on top and spread with a generous layer of the rum filling. Cover with the final layer and spread the remaining buttercream over the top of the cake, then decorate with fresh raspberries. Gently reheat the remaining rum filling and add a little water if necessary, to give a thick pouring consistency. Drizzle some warm rum filling over the cake.

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Earl GreyTea Cake 1½ tbsp good-quality loose-leaf Earl Grey tea • 200g plain flour ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda • 120g butter • 330g caster sugar • 3 large eggs • 120ml buttermilk • ¼ tsp vanilla extract • edible flowers, to decorate EARL GREY ICING: • 100g icing sugar • grated zest of ½ lemon • 1 tbsp strong, cold Earl Grey tea SERVES 8–10 Preheat the oven to 180ºC/fan 160ºC/gas mark 4. Grease and line a 900g loaf tin then dust the insides with flour. Use a pestle and mortar to grind the tea leaves to a fine powder. Sift the ground tea, flour and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl and set aside.

Pour the mixture into the tin and spread out evenly. Bake the cake for 40–50 minutes, until golden brown and springy to the touch. Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes then turn out on to a wire rack to cool completely. Once the cake is cool, make the icing. Sift the icing sugar into a bowl and add the lemon zest. Add the cold tea a little at a time, stirring thoroughly until the desired consistency is achieved. Drizzle the icing liberally and evenly over the top of the cake, letting it drip down the sides. Leave the icing to set, then decorate with edible flowers to serve.

Beat the butter and sugar using a wooden spoon or electric mixer until light and fluff y. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition, and adding a tablespoon of the flour with the final egg to help prevent curdling. Fold in a third of the flour mixture until thoroughly combined. Add half the buttermilk and mix well. Repeat with half the remaining flour, then add the remaining buttermilk and the vanilla extract. Mix well before adding the last of the flour and combining thoroughly.

The Clandestine Cake Club has groups in both Putney and Wandsworth. The Clandestine Cake Club Cookbook by Lynn Hill, published by Quercus, £20, is available now from your local Waterstones

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Jason Atherton You live in Balham. What do you like about it?

and eventually he let me work there and I spent a very happy 12 months working for him.

It’s just a really nice place to live. Until I moved to Balham I lived in town as a single guy and I felt like I didn’t have any roots. I lived in Clerkenwell and there was barely even a local shop. It felt like you were living on top of a railway station. When I moved to Balham, all of a sudden I’ve got a Waitrose and a little butchers where I have my bacon sandwich at the weekends; I have a life.

How did you feel when it closed? I think it was the right thing for him to do. It could only stay the number one restaurant in the world for so long, and once you’ve achieved that, what else can you do? Every year he has to produce another 50 mindblowing dishes, which is hard to do, trust me.

You’ve worked with many inspirational chefs – who was the most influential?

Apparently you’re a fitness fanatic. Do you ever bump into Michel Roux Jr. when you’re out running? He’s a keen runner too. No, sometimes I bump into Marcus [Wareing] and Chris Corbin when he’s walking his dogs, but I’ve never bumped into Gordon [Ramsey] since I left.

You’ve worked with Gordon Ramsey before haven’t you? For ten years!

What was that like? Amazing.

Did he ever make you cry? No, of course not. But we’ve had stern words and I’ve had my arse kicked, that’s for sure.

Did he make your language a bit more fruity? No. All chefs’ language is fruity at some point. I’m just a very direct person. I don’t suffer fools.

Why did you decide to open Social Eating House in Soho? Because it’s a cool place. I like hanging out there.

“POLLEN STREET IS MY BABY. IT’S LIKE MY ELDEST DAUGHTER” Is it your favourite restaurant so far? It’s different. Pollen Street Social is my baby. It’s like my eldest daughter.

You’ve won a fair few awards now. Which means the most? Each award means something special to me. The most important though was my Michelin star. But last year we also won the Catey Chef Award – it was a dream come true.

It’s said that you ran away from home at 16. Is that true? Yes. I came to London without

my parent’s permission to follow my dream to become a top chef. I just worked really hard for a long period of time and then... well we’re still not there. I’m only 41, I’ve got a long way to go yet.

You were the first British chef to work at Ferran Adrià’s three Michelin-starred restaurant, El Bulli. Apparently you just pitched up, backpack in hand? Yes, in 1998. I slept on the beach the first night I got to Barcelona as I didn’t have a hotel room. I begged Ferran for a job and he said no. But I carried on begging

Every chef I worked with left his own mark of some description. Overall though I would have to say Gordon. I spent a decade working with him. That’s a long time. After that Ferran because he unleashed my creativity which has been the key to my success.

Fill in the blank. You wouldn’t have been able to do your job if… Marco Pierre White hadn’t written White Heat. He made cooking rock ‘n’ roll.

A typical meal around the Atherton House is... Asian food – I’m fascinated by it.

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Al Forno Established in 2002, Putneyʼs Al Forno restaurant serves authentic Italian cuisine in a typically rustic setting. With live music and a warm, convivial atmosphere, Al Forno is the perfect place to celebrate with loved ones. Regardless of whether youʼre turning 9 or 99, Al Fornoʼs great wine, friendly service and tasty food is guaranteed to provide you with a night to remember.

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Here at Absolutely, we are big fans of brunch. So, we were very excited to hear that the iconic Breakfast Club is opening one of its cafés on Battersea Rise. Bringing a retro vibe to the lively local café culture, the Breakfast Club will serve all-day brunch, including the traditional Bacon Butty, All American Pancakes with streaky bacon and maple syrup, and the Mexicaninfluenced spicy breakfast burrito. Good morning, indeed! The Breakfast Club, 5-9 Battersea Rise, SW11; thebreakfastclubcafes.com

METHOD Muddle lime and mix with ginger beer and vodka over ice, before adding a couple of drops of Angostura Bitters to create a very refreshing summer cocktail. Best served in a highball glass.

GOING OUT

SANTA MARIA DEL SUR

The centrepiece of this Queenstown Road restaurant is its imported parrilla grill, from where various cuts of wonderful Argentine beef are served. Starters are simple: morcilla (black pudding), ox tongue or mollejas (sweet breads). Desserts are the usual calorific creations beloved by South Americans, such as dulce de leche cheesecake and caramelised bread pudding. What’s more, the extensive wine list is notable for being all-Argentinian. Ironically, in his bid to champion the best local restaurant on his TV show The F Word, Gordon Ramsay managed to make it nearly impossible for locals to drop in as it’s booked up for weeks! Rest assured, it’s worth the wait. santamariadelsur.co.uk Charlie owns and runs several venues in southwest London. inception-group.com

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Balham’s Dee Light Bakery has long been a favourite with locals for its fabulous bread. However, this lovely bakery also offers classes. Covering all bakery bases from patisserie to piping, modeling to munching (you get to eat your creations!), it’s a great party idea for all ages. 14 Ritherdon Road, SW17, 020 8672 0250; deelightbakery.com

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THE SHIP LOOK It’s not so much about the interior as the exterior of this iconic southwest London pub. Punters make a beeline for the terrace outside where the booths each have a HD screen for private parties and the views over the Thames stretch across the horizon. VIBE Sunday night is party night, but it’s also a great place for a lazy summer afternoon. FOOD Head Chef Shaun Harrington has set his sights high with a sophisticated menu made with the finest British ingredients – think seared scallops to start, followed by monk cheek, cod and clam tart and poached rhubarb jelly to finish. However, the specials also include more traditional pub grub, including fish and chips and the hangover-curing cheeseburgers for which the pub is renowned. DRINK Fine ales and a healthy wine list will keep your whole party happy. The 2010 Pasqua Valpolicella Ripasso comes highly recommended. VERDICT: Possibly the most sociable pub on the Thames – a great place to spend a day in the sunshine with friends. FIND IT: 41 Jews Row, SW18, 020 8870 9667; theship.co.uk

Restaurant Review GLASS DOME FRED BECKETT TRIES PUTNEY’S NEWEST STEAK RESTAURANT

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know this is a food review, but the first thing I have to mention is the piano – it set the mood for the entire evening. In the back of the restaurant, where the decor is simple yet stylish, is the large black piano, tucked away unobtrusively in the corner. Meanwhile, John and Jonai, the husband and wife partnership behind the restaurant, treated us like royalty. You may think that a restaurant automatically tucks its shirt in and does up its top button to accommodate a hungry journalist and his date, but their charm was so genuine and worked so well together that I completely forgot it was a professional encounter and relaxed – enough to totally put my trust in John’s wine recommendations. And thank god I did, because John, unlike myself, knew exactly which wine to choose to compliment our meal. Now...the food. For the starter we may have gone a little overboard ordering three dishes from the Argentinian-inspired menu, but I reckoned there was room for one more on the table. Soft asparagus parcels with manchego cheese wrapped in lightly salted jamon serano, prawns with avocado and crème fraiche soaked in an incredible tomato dressing and lastly, and my favourite, deep

fried brie in breadcrumbs, stuffed with tiny chopped strawberries and mango salsa delicately poured over the top. At this point I would have been perfectly content to sip more of the wine that our waiter was efficiently filling up, seemingly quickly, and listen to the tinkling piano as I lay on a sofa patting my belly, but the main course proved too hard to ignore. I had the pork belly with cream apple sauce, spring greens and red currant jus. This may be a bit of a clichéd term to use, but no other phrase does it justice – the pork belly, whilst crispy on the outside was as soft as butter on the inside. Astounding. The huge cheese board for pudding and the dessert wine brought the night sadly to an end and feeling sleepy and warm-bellied, we were waved off. We trudged off into the rain, having felt like royalty, but feeling like paupers once again. 283 Putney Bridge Road, SW15, 020 8704 1771; glassdomerestaurant.co.uk

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The garden at the Rectory Hotel is no afterthought. Flowers line the borders and dogs and children are free to play on the grass while adults sip cool drinks at one of the nearby tables. In one corner, a ‘secret garden’ style gate leads to a discreetly hidden (and thus all the more magical) extra: a perfect blue swimming pool. Here you can bathe and soak up the sun away from prying eyes – and when you’re fully bronzed? Take a walk around the front lawns, which are dotted with playful sculptures and works of art, and which lo ok out over the village of Crudwell – a place so pretty that you’d be forgiven for thinking that you’d stepped into The Darling Buds of May.

ENGLAND’S DREAMING THE BEDROOM

The twelve bedrooms have been individually designed, but all are large and elegantly furnished with a mixture of contemporary pieces and antiques. Our bed was an imposing four-poster that nonetheless left ample space for our dog to frolic in front of the fireplace. The bathroom was massive, a gloriously airy elegy boasting dual sinks and a classic white and chrome colour scheme. Our views were of the garden, where honey-bees tumbled among the late-summer blooms and songbirds stopped to drink from the pretty pond. All in all, a soothing and comfortable haven from city life.

THE HOTEL

The Rectory is an ideal rural retreat, an old country house brimming with books, nooks and English charm. Its contemporary take on classic Cotswolds living means you can enjoy all the little luxuries of a modern hotel stay (including in-room health and beauty therapies) while reconnecting to the gentler pace of life in what’s been called the ‘heart of England’. Visit during summer: the house’s beautiful gardens and pool are a blessing on a sunny day. A stay here is like a trip into the idyllic, sun-hazy houses at the heart of so many 20th century children’s novels: enchanting.

THE RESTAURANT

On the ground floor of the Rectory, leading out to the garden, sits a real foodiemagnet: the Dining Room. Lucky guests can enjoy a tantalising homemade breakfast as well as sumptuous suppers here, all prepared under the direction of head chef Peter Fairclough. The menu focuses on local, organic and foraged produce, and food can be

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enjoyed in your room as well as in the restaurant itself, which boasts wood-panelled walls and a dignified, old world air. Guests seeking a slightly less formal environment can also head a hundred feet over the road to the wonderfully cosy Potting Shed pub, which shares its owners with the hotel. The menu there is geared more towards informal pub dining – but is no less delicious for it.

GET THERE

The Rectory is situated three miles from Kemble Station, which is 70 minutes by train from London Paddington. Driving is very easy and the lawn is also large enough for helicopter landings too!

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o many people a fitness holiday sounds like an oxymoron; holidays are about unwinding and letting go of stress, not compulsory exercise. Admittedly, we too subscribed to this school of thought but Wildfitness is not to be dismissed so easily. The wondrous, indescribable beauty of Watamu in Kenya (one of three locations to choose from) is enough to make the hardiest of sceptics catch their breath on arrival. The luxurious Baraka House, the accommodation provided by Wildfitness, is positioned on what is widely agreed to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and goes a long way towards shattering any preconceptions of Spartan discipline and hard work guests may have. Here, the particular brand of exercise too is geared

towards enjoyment and satisfaction rather than ruthless regimentation, and consists of activities such as kick-boxing in the open-air, Dojo and runs on the whitesanded beaches. There is also a strong theme of nature and the way in which fitness is linked to our evolution, as you are taught ‘primal skills’ and shown the foods humans have adapted to eat. Although challenging at times, the wide range of activities and the staggering loveliness of the country leaves you with a sense of mental and physical wellbeing along with a sincere feeling of achievement. What can we say? We’re converts. wildfitness.com

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Take time out for a retreat at Ananda in the Himalayas. Offering a range of restorative experiences, double package rates start at $650 (about £437) per night. (+91 124 4516650; anandaspa.com)

2. STOKE PARK COUNTRY CLUB, SPA & HOTEL

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he worst that can be said of Stoke Park is that leaving it is really rather a wrench. The stunning country club, spa and hotel set in the heart of Buckinghamshire has provided the location for films such as Goldfinger and Bridget Jones’s Diary and is just as impressive off the screen. The rooms manage to convey a classic style without being stuffy or cloying and the mixture of modern prints on the walls and the sumptuousness of the materials used strike a balance between elegance and a more contemporary edge. Although we may have been tempted to lounge in our lovely room throughout our stay, we would have been missing out on perhaps the most outstanding aspect of the Stoke Park experience. Equipped with a prestigious, professional standard golf course and a multi award-winning ‘Racquet Pavilion’ consisting of four hard courts, three indoor courts and six Wimbledon specification grass courts, the hotel is ideal for those who enjoy active holidays. In recent years, the tennis offered by the Club has become an essential part of the appeal of the resort and has ensured that Stoke Park continues to dominate ‘Top 5 Sporting Hotels in the World’ lists. It also doesn’t hurt that after engaging in a couple of sets you can kick back and relax in their beautiful spa. Park Road, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, SL2 4PG, 01753 717171; stokepark.com

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Feel the wind in your hair at The Ranch at Rock Creek, which provides outdoor activities set against a backdrop of wild mountains and lakes. Rates begin at $950 (about £623) per night and incl. one morning and one afternoon activity. (1-877-786-1545; theranchatrockcreek.com)

TENNIS IN ANTIGUA

With four championship hard courts right by the sea and resident pros on hand for lessons, Curtain Bluff is perfect for indulging a love of tennis. Rates begin at $760 (£499) for a deluxe room. (0800-051-8956; curtainbluff.com)

GOLF IN BARBADOS

Three golf courses, spectacular scenery and luxury accommodation are all on offer at Sandy Lane. From $909 (£596) per person per night and $1000 (£656) for a 7 day golf pass. (+1 (246) 444-2000; sandylane.com)

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on’t let the ‘all-inclusive’ label fool you; this isn’t your standard all-in hotel. For starters, the locale of the club is simply breathtaking – set against mighty hills, the apartments overlook the glistening blue water of the Mediterranean Sea. In the evening, which is when we both arrived and left, it is arguably more akin to a twinkling Turkish village than a luxury 330-room resort. Morning came arm-in-arm with the sun, and with it a fresh view of the club. Staircasing down the hill, the apartments were clearly designed to be as unobtrusive as possible. The enticing beach has its blue flag – a prestigious accolade awarded to only the most eco and beautiful beaches in the world – flying high, whilst the hotel’s speedboats, catamarans and yachts float on the calm, clear water. You can’t help but want to dive in – good news for those looking for an active break. What’s more, with three restaurants to choose from, the food is as good as the view. As expected, on the menu are plenty of grilled fish dishes, as well as nutritious omelettes and fresh salads. Two of the restaurants offer à la carte dining: Pasha on the Bay is open for a light breakfast, with a Mediterranean menu in the evening, and Beach Bar serves a lighter lunchtime buffet and scrumptious Italian cuisine for supper. There are also plenty of activities to keep

kids (both big and small) occupied – think volleyball, yoga, windsurfing, sailing and a range of indulgent spa treatments courtesy of the hotel’s two beautiful spas. However, it’s not just about the kids – there’s also an adult only beach aptly named ‘Silent Beach’, and a crèche-like area where younger kids can play and shout out of earshot. Bliss. Prices start from £118 pp per night for an A Type room on a full board basis. Children under 6 are free, whereas children between the ages 7 and 12 require a small payment of £45. Kalemya Koyu, PK 123 48300, Fethiye, Mugla, Turkey; hillsidebeachclub.com Fly to Dalaman with Monarch from London Gatwick and London Luton airports; monarch.co.uk

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t was a humid, grey day, and the whole world seemed to be on the roads. On the ten-lane highway that streamed out from Pudong International, not only did the drivers of unnecessarily large vehicles seem in an interminable rush, but they appeared happy enough to jostle illegally for tarmac space. But once Shanghai’s vertiginous skyscrapers began to emerge from behind the impenetrable mist, it was obvious we were all headed in the same direction. The city is split into two and the Huangpu River does the dividing. The Eastern side is Pudong, where I was myself staying at the marvellous Pudong Shangri-la Hotel, while Puxi is the other bank. It’s not hard to differentiate the two: Pudong is where you’ll find the modern buildings which make up the impressive Shanghai skyline, while Puxi contains the historical quarters, including the trendy French Concession. After a few hours refreshing myself, I left Pudong for Puxi by crossing the river by ferry to the world-famous Bund. The Bund, or the embankment, is a stage – when I was there, a quartet of middleaged women were standing on individual platforms performing a Tai Chi routine, a saxophonist played on a stool beside them, a cluster of old ladies chatted while they de-shelled a bucket of crawfish, whilst hundreds of people were snapping away, keen to capture at least some of the magnificent backdrop. Also among the crowds were identikit justmarried couples (I counted twenty-two), all decked out in Kate Middleton replica dresses and surrounded by friends throwing petals in the air. Weddings are big here. The Bund isn’t remarkably beautiful, but it is here that Chinese tourists, Shanghai locals and foreigners visitors revel in quite how the various strands of this great metropolis have, over time, come together to create the enigmatic and unstoppable machine it is today. One need only look at the buildings on Pudong: the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and the Shanghai World Financial

Centre loom down as representatives of the money-spinning part of the city. Meanwhile on Puxi, the Neo-Classical, Baroque and several Art Deco influences on several of the height-restricted buildings, including the former Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation and The Shanghai Club, evoke a long heritage. We may now know Shanghai, home to over 20 million, as an economic powerhouse, but often neglected is the fact that it was once a world leader in 1920s. When China lost the First Opium War, Shanghai became an open port and saw international settlers open concessions

here. The city benefited economically, but much of its modern-day infrastructure harks back to those early days in the 20th century when the city was a breeding ground for business and global influences. A dark spell under Communist rule limited Shanghai from developing further, but of late it has certainly returned to what it once was. And much more. Thankfully, not all of China is undergoing rapid expansion and change. In fact, Shanghai’s faithful retain of its colonial past is a trait witnessed in other cities. After a somewhat whistle-stop tour of the city where I, amongst other things, enjoyed the shopping crush at Nanjing

Road and ate copious amounts of delicious street food – watch out when eating the soup dumpling delicacy xiaolongbao, which explodes in your mouth and burns the tongue – I flew out in a south-westerly direction to Guilin. It’s calm here, and often touted as a Chinese tourist’s haven. It’s easy to see why. The noticeable absence of infrastructure, replaced instead by majestic cone-shaped, emerald green Karst mountains is soothing. Personally, I would never have assimilated such breathtaking topography with mainland China. My hotel, the Shangri-La Guilin, also reflected the change in pace. Where the Pudong was the luxurious multifaceted sanctuary-like hotel constantly ready to unwind any tired businessman, the Shangri-La at Guilin, where distant crickets are heard at night and tuneful birds are ever-present in the orchard and on the terrace, felt certainly more like a resort. With a landscaped garden, two swimming pools, which would no doubt come in handy throughout the tropical summers, and the translucent green Li River flowing just outside this hotel, the Shangri-La in Guilin evokes the same tranquillity the city has in droves. My time in Guilin, unsurprisingly, was spent mostly on or at least, always near to the Li River. On two consecutive days, I was driven along the Osmanthus tree-lined streets (Guilin means Forest of Sweet Osmanthus) to the Zhuijiang jetty where I boarded a ferry for beautiful Yangshuo. The cruise meanders around the soaring ethereal mountains and their near-perfect reflection in the crystal-clear water. Minute fishing villages appeared to exist at the bottom of these densely forested green peaks, and we must have passed countless fishermen on their rickety bamboo rafts, clad in Asian conical hats. The cruise down this ribbon of water is made famous by the images naturally carved out into the rock. The Elephant Trunk Hill is the best-known, and while others are hard to make out, looking out for them is tradition here.

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Tradition was what made a later visit to the Yao minority village special – a people from the Guangxi Zhuang region, characterised by their vibrant red-hued clothes, and for women whose anklelength hair can only be cut once married. That particular morning I had hiked up to the Longji rice terraces, built in the Yuan Dynasty over 700 years ago, and over Zongzi – bamboo wrapped rice and bean paste dumplings – looking down from above where a cascading set of terraces formed a ‘dragon’s backbone’ from the ridge of many hills, I was told of the Yao’s daily life, superstitions and dedication to following their ancestors’ norms. Remarkably, and unlike the speed I witnessed in Shanghai, nothing of theirs has changed for centuries. China moves at such an alarming rate, that one can’t help feel but destined to miss out on its latest development. We in the financially-hit West fear this: will we forever be behind? Only time will tell. But five days in China did at least teach me one thing: that no matter how it evolves, its inhabitants, a near 1.5 billion, are just as keen to hold on to what makes this old civilisation one of the most bewitching in the world today. Let’s hope they never let go.

A double room at Pudong Shangri-La starts from RMB 2,473 (approx. £243) per room per night A double room at Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin starts from RMB 1,106 (approx. £108) per room per night

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Veronica Road, SW12 ÂŁ3,500,000

The most stunning double fronted family home arranged over four floors and providing nearly 5,500 square feet of living space. Situated within the highly desirable Heaver Estate Conservation Area, the house has been painstakingly and beautifully renovated throughout by its current owners.

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ROSENAU CRESCENT, SW11 Situated in this pretty tree-lined crescent of Victorian terraced properties, this period double-fronted house retains many of its period features. Well presented throughout. Approx. 2,168 sq ft. Energy Rating: D. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), 2 reception rooms, garden. Freehold Guide Price £2,000,000

CANDAHAR ROAD, SW11 An extremely well presented Victorian terraced house rebuilt, designed and fully extended to give the most wonderful balance of both living space and accommodation throughout. Approx. 1,460 sq ft. Energy Rating: D. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, garden. Freehold Guide Price £925,000

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Master bedroom suite, 4 further bedrooms, 2 further bathrooms, double reception room, kitchen/dining/family room, study, cloakroom, cellar, garden, off-street parking. Freehold Guide Price £2,950,000

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CATHLES ROAD, SW12 A truly striking terraced house located in the heart of Clapham South, fully extended on the ground floor and into the loft to create an extremely well laid out family home. Approx. 1,808 sq ft. Energy Rating: D. 5 bedrooms, 2 shower rooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, garden. Freehold Guide Price ÂŁ1,050,000

OSWARD ROAD, SW17 A smartly presented flat on the top floor of a desirable period conversion. Finished to a high standard and well placed for the transport and shopping amenities of Balham. Approx. 700 sq ft. Energy Rating: C. 2 bedrooms, bathroom, open-plan reception/kitchen/dining room. Freehold Share Guide Price ÂŁ425,000

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COMBEMARTIN ROAD, SW18 A lovely detached family home presented to the market in excellent decorative order with its wide hallways and high ceilings. Approx. 1,910 sq ft. Energy Rating: C. 4 bedrooms, family bathroom, reception, kitchen/dining room, utility room, garage, driveway, 115 ft. rear garden. Freehold Guide Price £1,500,000

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, kitchen/dining/family room, cloakroom, garden. Freehold Guide Price £975,000

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POA Freehold

Gorst Road

This remarkable detached house has been beautifully refurbished, cleverly combining stunning original features with contemporary design. The property stands out due to the corner position that it occupies and the fact that it has such tremendous natural light throughout. The accommodation currently measures just shy of 3,300 square foot with potential to develop further into the basement. EPC - E

• Six double bedrooms • Reception room • Study • Kitchen/dining room • Family room • Ground floor w/c • Walk through dressing room and large en suite shower room • Shower room • Open plan bath and shower with separate w/c in loft bedroom • South facing garden • Cellar • Eaves storage

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Sudbrooke Road

£2,850,000 Guide Freehold

This stunning contemporary house was designed by internationally renowned architect Ian Faithfull and constructed by well-regarded local developer Cherwell. Further examples of their work in the area can be seen nearby on Sudbrooke Road as well as on Old Park Avenue. Sudbrooke Road lies between Thurleigh Road and Nightingale Lane and, being one of the later roads in the area to be developed during the Edwardian era, benefits from being relatively wider than many of those nearby. EPC - C

• Five double bedrooms • Reception room • Study • Kitchen/breakfast room • Family room • Dining room • Utility room • Ground floor and lower ground floor w/c • Master en suite bath/shower room and walk through dressing room • Three further bathrooms (two en suite) • South facing garden • Store room/Gym • Off street parking • In excess of 3,700 sq ft

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Bennerley Road £1,425,000 Freehold This beautifully finished town house is arranged over four floors and is situated on this popular residential street between the commons. The house currently measures in excess of 2,080 sq ft with a tremendous amount of living space on the ground and lower ground floors.

• Five bedrooms • Double reception room • Kitchen/dining room • Lower ground floor w/c • Shower room • Study • Family bath/shower room with utilities • Walk-in dressing room/en suite shower room • Roof terrace • Garden • Cellar

Kyrle Road £1,395,000 Freehold This beautifully presented five bedroom family house is well positioned on a popular residential street between the commons. The property has been extended on the ground floor into the side return and on the top floor into the loft space, creating a wonderful space both for entertaining and everyday family living. EPC - D

• Four double bedrooms • Double reception room • Kitchen/family room • Family bathroom• W/c • En suite shower room • South facing garden • Cellar

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Kyrle Road £1,325,000 Freehold This attractive five bedroom Victorian family home is located on a popular residential street between the commons. The house has been extended on the top floor into the loft space, on the ground floor to the rear of the original building and still has potential for further development.

• Five double bedrooms • En suite bathroom • Double reception room • South facing garden • Kitchen/breakfast room • Cellar • Utility room • Family bathroom • Shower room

Parma Crescent £1,300,000 Freehold A fantastic opportunity to acquire a double fronted house on this superb residential road. This attractive property is a rare find, offering excellent lateral living space arranged over three floors. EPC - D

• Five double bedrooms • Double reception room • Second reception room• Kitchen/dining room • Ground floor w/c • Family bathroom • En suite shower room • Garden • Eave storage

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Broomwood Road £1050 per week A very smart, newly refurbished, Victorian mid-terrace, five bedroom family home. The accommodation measures approximately 2000 square feet. Reception room with wooden floors, a large kitchen/breakfast room with underfloor heating and concertina doors which open out on to a spacious, south facing patio garden.

• Double reception room • Unfurnished • Kichen/Breakfast room• Cellar • Five double bedrooms• Garden • Two bathrooms

Roseneath Road £825 per week An Edwardian, five bedroom family house presented in good order throughout. Large double reception room with wooden floors and fully fitted kitchen, leading out to a large outside space which is partially decked. EPC - D

• Five bedrooms • Double reception room • Kitchen • Two bathrooms • Garden • Unfurnished

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• Two double bedrooms • Two bathrooms • Open plan kitchen/reception room • Unfurnished • Balcony • Modern building • EPC = C.

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• One double bedroom • Built in storage • Open plan kitchen/reception room •Washer/dryer and wdishwasher • En-suite bathroom • Unfurnished • EPC - D.

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egrets? I’ve had a few. But then again, I’ve never regretted buying ‘Between the Commons’. I knew the area long before it was nicknamed, having been at school on Wandsworth Common while my folks ran a wine/cheese shop and an estate agency on Battersea Rise. Having joined John Thorogood in 1993, I was soon buying my first flat, jointly with a university friend, on Northcote Road. It had fewer bars then and, as we were single blokes in our 20s, it took all my skills to persuade a staunch North Londoner to trade trendy Islington for Wandsworth. Two decades on, convincing people to move here has become habitual and, with the area’s popularity, far easier. The tougher task is reassuring people that they’re not buying at the peak. We couldn’t believe our two-bed flat would set us back a whopping £90k – but we slaved, begged and borrowed for the deposit and ‘went halves’ on the mortgage. My first ever sale, a house in Bramfield Road, went for £140k, and more recently we’ve just sold a beauty in Kelmscott for £1.5m. That rise again would see them soar over £10m by 2033 – and to think my father was selling them for £5k in the 70s! Later, when our old flat sold for six times what we’d paid, nostalgia set in – by then we’d met our wives (mine had joined and strengthened the business) and bought houses locally. I’ve been lucky to witness this area become one of the most popular places in London – the beauty is that as my needs change, I still find most things I want (except for fresh powder snow) right

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here. Now, as a father of two boys, family time feels precious so I truly appreciate the kids’ activities galore (mine love nothing more than Broomwood F.C. every Saturday), the family-friendly restaurants and the safe ‘village-style’ community; it’s hard to leave - ever wondered why so few houses are for sale? But change continues apace. Families now stay longer, unwilling to forego Northcote Road’s delights, favouring school buses to Dulwich, for example, over a move there. And now, ironically, where excellent primary schools attracted families, the new Bolingbroke Academy may halt the exodus of many, mine included, who leave in search of secondary education out of town. We’re also helping more older couples to downsize locally instead of retiring out of London. All of this speaks volumes for the area’s appeal and buoyant property market. Both my family and my second-generation family business have always felt at home here. Perhaps that’s why clients feel at home with us – we don’t just ‘get’ the area, we’re part of it. Our ethos isn’t contrived – it comes naturally. We sell the house, the area, the whole lifestyle. Ultimately, I’m a family man running a family business in a family area – nothing makes more sense than that. Being able to consult my wife and parents, who remain directors, allows me to provide a truly local, first-hand perspective to new buyers. My advice to them? Slave, beg and borrow – you won’t regret it! 020 7228 7474; john-thorogood.co.uk

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Keble Street, Earlsfield, SW17 £575,000 A stunning period house comprising extended kitchen, reception room, three double bedrooms, bathroom, en suite shower room and 59ft garden located on a residential street between Earlsfield and Tooting. Freehold. EPC rating C. Earlsfield 020 8944 6464 Email sea@kfh.co.uk

Willoughby Road, Kingston, KT2 £560,000 An immaculate three bedroom semi detached house extended to provide ample living space. This property is located on a sought after road in North Kingston, close to good schools and nearby to Kingston and Norbiton train stations. Freehold. EPC rating D. Kingston 020 8939 8191 Email ski@kfh.co.uk

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PROPERTY

PROPERTY NEWS

HOUSE HUNTING

MOST SATISFYING TRANSACTION I’VE HAD

This was a family home that went to sealed bids. The buyers were so thrilled to win that they went around to the property they were buying with flowers to thank the owners for choosing them. This little act stopped the vendor from gazumping after one of the under bidders increased their offer by £150,000.

MOST INTERESTING PROPERTY I’VE BEEN INVOLVED WITH

The Royal Victoria Patriotic building is so steeped in history that it never ceases to be relevant. From its inception as an orphanage, a fire resulting in it being “haunted”, housing high ranking Nazi prisoners of war, you name it, the Royal Victoria Patriotic Building has done it.

THE PROPERTY I’D MOST LIKE ON OUR BOOKS IS

Any of the houses on Spencer Park, with their gardens which open up to a small communal garden and its tennis court for the sole use of the residents. Rumours constantly abound of famous people supposedly looking to buy there.

MOST UNUSUAL INTERIOR

A lovely house in the Magdalen estate which looks very normal from the outside but is in fact almost 3,000sqft with a lovely glass atrium in the kitchen/breakfast room.

I NEVER THOUGHT I’D SEE

When I first started as an agent I never realised quite how much emotion buyers and sellers invest in their move, it has been and will always remain my main motivation when I see both parties moving in to the properties of their dreams.

James Weston, Sales Manager at John D Wood & Co., Wandsworth, 020 8871 3033; johndwood.co.uk

DOUGLAS AND GORDON HELP YOU MOVE TO THE COUNTRY On Tuesday 14th May 2013, at The Grand Hall, Battersea Arts Centre, SW11, The London Office and leading London agent Douglas & Gordon will once again cohost the annual The Move to the Country Show. Supported by Country Life magazine, 37 of the finest country agents will offer their advice to homeowners planning to make their move out of the Capital. From rectories to country estates, from farmhouses to chocolate box cottages, a broad spectrum of properties will be available for sale and to rent. Bob Bickersteth, Director of The London Office comments: “Following the success of last year’s exhibition, we will be hosting the seventh Move to the Country Show, at the Grand Hall in Battersea. The show is for those who are inquisitive about moving to the country, investing in property outside the capital or simply looking for a different lifestyle. We have noticed an increased emphasis on buyers taking advantage of the price differential between London and the country in order to afford a better quality of life for their families. Pictured above: Late Georgian Neo-Classical House Grade II* Understood to be unique as a private residence wholly conceived and erected by renowned architect Joseph Bromfield. Glansevern Hall was built between 1801 and 1807 for the Owen family; the property includes a lake, parkland, single bank fishing, sheep buildings and 2 cottages. Guide price £3,250,000.

* Please note this property will be exhibited at the Show unless sold prior.

For further information please contact: Bob Bickersteth, The London Office, 020 7839 0888 or Olivia Quarrelle, Douglas & Gordon, 020 7924 2000. Event details: Tuesday 14th May 2013 2pm to 7pm The Grand Hall, Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, SW11.

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Absolutely talk to Victoria Farrar, Manager of Currell, Battersea Currell are known as a North and East London agent, why did they choose Battersea as their first South London office? I have lived in Battersea and Clapham for the last five years and have always seen the potential opportunities available. With the regeneration of Nine Elms now coming into full force, it seems the perfect time to be moving here, is now. What can Currell bring to Battersea? Do you predict that the client expectation in the two differing areas of London will deviate or overlap? We will be showcasing local artist Lucie O’Mara’s work and hope to hold future

exhibitions with others too. We are already experiencing overlapping between the offices as we have clients interested in moving to the opposite side of the river. Crucially, our offices can work together for the benefit of the client. What is Currell’s ethos? How do you translate that into giving the best customer service possible? We’re committed to a version of corporate enterprise which has a positive impact on the environment, assists the local community and absolutely endeavours to treat everyone fairly. We want to liaise with small businesses and support our local shops and communities and genuinely wish to integrate amongst our community.

What sort of properties are you most excited about having on your books? I personally like Georgian properties and quirky conversions that are one of a kind. Also, I am very excited about the new developments in Nine Elms as the prospect of such a huge regeneration is really enthralling. What’s been the response so far? How have you been finding it? It has been fabulous! We sponsored a charity event at the BAC and another at Tooting Bec lido, both were gratefully received and a huge success. We also exchanged on our first sale and let a property last week before opening. Our doors are now open, so please drop in. 020 3668 1000; currell.com

ABSOLUTELY INSIDER I have just got off my motorbike after another trip from one D&G office to another in what can only be described as a perishingly cold wind. Day after day for what seems like years this winter has dragged on; what a great invention long johns are! This started me wondering whether there was any correlation to the lack of property coming onto the sales market and the

weather. Let’s face it, at the moment most of us can hardly gather up the courage to walk down the road to the off licence let alone think about tidying up our gardens to put our homes on the market. On the bright side there is not a lot of gardening to do when nothing is growing! Why would you sell a lovely two bedroom garden flat if there isn’t any benefit to owning a garden in this weather? This doesn’t seem to have deterred the purchasers who are obviously a much

UP YOUR STREET Alistair Summerfield, Associate, Douglas and Gordon, Clapham presents Elms Road £1,850,000 Elms Road is considered one of the most prestigious roads in the Abbeville Village and is extremely close to the many popular shops and restaurants located on Abbeville Road. Access north of the river is via Clapham Common and Clapham South underground stations and the wide open spaces of Clapham Common are literally at the end of the road. Located on this premier road, the impressive family home boasts an array of period features. The reception room has a large bay window with extensive cornicing, ornate fireplace and wonderful high ceilings. The dining room has stripped wooden floors, cornicing and double doors leading out to 78 ft. south-west facing garden. In World War One, Clapham Common was used for training soldiers in the use of hand grenades, as well as providing space for food allotments. This was repeated in World War Two when the allotments were reinstated alongside public air raid shelters and anti-aircraft guns. Douglas and Gordon, Clapham, 020 8675 4400; douglasandgordon.com

hardier bunch and are prepared to go and look for property in all weathers. I am confident that after Easter when spring decides to appear in this rather draughty city there will be more property coming to the market which will hopefully feed the hungry and frustrated purchasers that are looking to enjoy the summer in their new homes. George Franks, Sales Director at Douglas & Gordon 020 7924 2000; douglasandgordon.com

Hamptons International, Balham are pleased to announce a new starter

Sophie Norris, who is the new Senior Negotiator at Hamptons, Balham has recently moved from the Northcote Road branch, so is already familiar with the Hamptons brand and ethos. Sophie started her agency career in South Kensington and has worked in the property industry for many years. Sophie says ‘I’ve lived in Balham for the past two years so really know and love the area. I’m very excited to have been given the opportunity to join the team and be able to help in developing and growing the office.’ Hamptons International, Balham 020 8618 2013; hamptons.co.uk 111

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OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD

Floris Place, SW4 £650,000 Leasehold

An extraordinary and individual modern country house in a stunning location. Built originally in 1962 for the artist John Merton, Pound House An immaculately presented, spacious, two double bedroom, first floor apartment in a highly desirable gated mews development in the is broadly Palladian in style and is a wide, single storey building with large windows over looking the gardens. It was extended in 1978 to heart of Clapham Old Town. It benefits from a superb private entertaining terrace, two bathrooms and off street parking and offered include a garden room and a large studio complex including a workshop and dark room . The property currently has very high ceilings and for sale with ‘No Onward Chain’. Ideally located within moments of the amenities of Clapham Old Town and Clapham High Street. The brick parapets surrounding the roof which has good storage space. green open spaces of Clapham Common are a short walk away. Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | over sixmews acres of land Gated development | Clapham Old Town | Stunning roof terrace | Spacious | Private off street parking

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OARE, WILTSHIRE ÂŁ2,750,000 FREEHOLD Reed Place, SW4 690pw Part Furnished

An extraordinary and individual modern country house in a stunning location. Built originally in 1962 for the artist John Merton, Pound House A beautifully presented, two double bedroom house, within this Victorian school conversion, with private garden. The property retains is broadly Palladian in style and is a wide, single storey building with large windows over looking the gardens. It was extended in 1978 to original features including a striking tiled hallway, whilst offering a brand new integrated kitchen, smart modern bathrooms and a include a garden room and a large studio complex including a workshop and dark room . The property currently has very high ceilings and contemporary ďŹ nish. There is a cellar for useful storage and a second mezzanine reception room and superb living space throughout. brick parapets surrounding the roof which has good storage space. Very well situated just off Clapham High Street near to the many restaurants, bars and amenities the area offers. Also Clapham Common is within easy |walking distance. Four bedrooms four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | over six acres of land Two double bedroom house | Stunning school conversion | Private garden | Two bathrooms | Mezzanine reception room

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OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD

Fitzwilliam Road, SW4 £725pw Furnished

An extraordinary and individual modern country house in a stunning location. Built originally in 1962 for the artist John Merton, Pound House An unusually spacious, three double bedroom, three bathroom period apartment with a wonderful private garden. Located in this prime is broadly Palladian in style and is a wide, single storey building with large windows over looking the gardens. It was extended in 1978 to position in Clapham Old Town the property offers period features, is arranged over three floors and has a superb master bedroom and include a garden room and a large studio complex including a workshop and dark room . The property currently has very high ceilings and dressing room suite. The apartment is well decorated and offers plenty of natural light. Fitzwilliam Road is one of Clapham’s premier brick parapets surrounding the roof which has good storage space. streets; located perfectly for Clapham Common and near to the array of bars, restaurants and various amenities the area offers. Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | over sixdouble acres of land Three bedrooms | Three bathrooms | Private garden | Period features | Prime Clapham Old Town location

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OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD

Tyneham Road, SW11 £629,995 Freehold Marmion Road, SW11 £975,000 Freehold SSTC

An extraordinary and individual modern country house in a stunning location. Built originally in 1962 for the artist John Merton, Pound House An exceptional, exceptionallyfour raredouble and extended end of terrace cottage in the desirable Shaftesbury Estate. The property is well presented An bedroom, Victorian house in thislocated desirable residential road off Clapham Common North Side. This wonderful is broadly Palladian in style and is a wide, single storey building with large windows over looking the gardens. It was extended in 1978 to throughout offers plenty of natural light and and being end of terrace ts fromby a wider than average Located moments family homeand is beautifully presented throughout has been lovinglybenefi maintained the current owners.footprint. There is the potential to include a garden room and a large studio complex including a workshop and dark room . The property currently has very high ceilings and away from the amenities of Lavender Hill, Battersea Rise, Northcote Road and Clapham Junction. The beautiful green open spaces extend into the side return or loft subject to the usual planning consents. Located on a quiet road moments away from the amenities of brick parapets surrounding the roof which has good storage space. Clapham Common and Battersea are located nearby.The beautiful green open spaces of Clapham Common are conveniently of Battersea Rise, Northcote Road Park and Clapham Junction. located at the| end of the road. Four bedrooms four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | over six acrescottage of land| Rare end of terrace | Well presented | Lots of natural light | West facing garden Shaftesbury Beautiful Victorian house | Immaculate presentation | Four double bedrooms | Two bathrooms | Desirable residential road | No onward chain

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The Ultimate Putney Penthouses are at Langham Square Only Two Luxury Penthouses Remaining These superb 2 and 3 bedroom penthouses in the centre of Putney offer an ideal location, generous living space and an impressive specification. Ranging from 1,036 to 1,178 sq ft, the internal space includes large double bedrooms, spacious master en suite and an open plan living/dining/kitchen area. The London views are equally impressive, whether experienced from the spacious private terrace or full height windows. At ground level, there’s Costa, Little Waitrose and a restaurant, excellent connections from East Putney Underground and Putney Railway station as well as a wide range of shops, restaurants and entertainment in the heart of Putney.

Prices and details correct at time of press. Computer Generated Image is of a Penthouse open plan living area with views and is indicative only.

Penthouses priced at £1,150,000 and £1,250,000 Please call 020 3597 7070 to book an appointment. Search for ‘Langham Square’ Since 2002 the Berkeley Group has created 28 million square feet of commercial and retail space.

Langham Square Sales & Marketing Suite, Hamptons International, 184 Upper Richmond Road, Putney, London SW15 2SH Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 10am to 5pm

Langham Square has 15,254 sq ft including a new Waitrose store and Costa Coffee. Our Vision. Your Future.

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Hamptons Islington Lettings Balham Lettings. 020Sales 7717 Office 5455 Sales. 020 3285 7744 islingtonlettings@hamptons-int.com balham@hamptons-int.com

Hamptons City Lettings Lettings. 020 7717 5437 citylettings@hamptons-int.com Hamptons City Sales Sales. 020 7717 5435 citysales@hamptons-int.com

Commercial Street E1 - £525 per week

A beautifully refurbished and spacious one bedroom apartment with large balcony in the popular Exchange Building development benefiting from 24 hour concierge.

Star Place E1W - £799 per week A beautiful two bedroom apartment with a large terrace offering stunning waterside views of St. Katharine Docks, modern fixtures and fittings throughout and 24 hour concierge.

16 Rastell Avenue - £1,595,000 Freehold A superbly presented and recently refurbished Victorian 5 bedroom family home overlooking Tooting Bec common. EPC:E

Cathedral Lodge, EC1 - Leasehold - £475,000

This exceptionally spacious unmodernised 1 bedroom Square Mile apartment is on the 5th floor of an extremely popular lift-serviced building with concierge and parking.

Charing Cross Road, WC2 - Leasehold - £725,000

A 2 bedroom apartment located on the 3rd floor of a lift serviced period mansion block close to Oxford Street. Ideal for access to central London and the Theatre district.

The WallpaperRoad Apartments, N1Freehold - £995 per week – Long Let Chadwell Street, EC1R - £725 per week – Long Let 14 Englewood - £1,495,000 This vastrefurbished two bedroom 1500Victorian sq. ft. offamily space and A newly fiveproperty bedroomoffers doubleover fronted home. EPC:D Bright and airy split level period conversion with high quality fixtures benefits from high quality fixtures and fittings throughout, integrated and fittings throughout whilst offering fantastic access to the City, Angel/ media system, large decked garden and two bathrooms. Upper Street and Exmouth Market.

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BEST KEPT SECRET

Absolutely SW19

Buddhapadipa Temple, four acres of beautiful grounds open to the public with flower garden and an ornamental lake. Why go to Thailand when it’s in SW19!?

The Museum of Wimbledon is a small intimate museum displaying 3000 years of local history. It’s open every weekend from 2.30pm until 5pm. To understand the present you have to know the past.

THE MOST FABULOUS COCKTAIL IS...

Long Island iced tea- a Hemingways Lounge Bar special- not for the faint hearted or those who are driving!

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT...

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Southside Common, SW19. A truly stunning penthouse apartment overlooking Wimbledon Common, finished to an exceptionally high specification. £2,895,000.

STYLISH BOUTIQUE...

The Light House Restaurant - A modern restaurant with a good international menu of tasty treats and delicious wines.

Matches – An iconic international designer fashion boutique for both men and women, founded in the owners Wimbledon home back in 1990.

MOST FABULOUS PROPERTY...

LOST HOUR...

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Beautiful Gardens Add £20,000 Value!

Finally the weather is warming up and this is the time of year Ellisons believe showcasing your garden can really add real value and desirability to Letting or Selling your property. A well designed garden can bring the outside into your home and don’t be put off if you have a small garden as this can often be more easily achieved in a small space. Ellisons recommend starting with the basics. Clear away any junk, make sure your bin storage is tidy, and that your paths are in good condition. Clean them

with a pressure washer and weed and rake gravel drives if required. Replant border plants, think about an area to sit down in, make it look comfortable and inviting with some soft furnishings. Creating a place to relax or socialise with family and friends will instantly make your garden more inviting. Paint tired walls white or a soft pastel colour, the same with fences, it will bring your garden to life! Lighting is very important and if done well it often adds a magical atmosphere. Some of the key areas you should consider lighting are paths, ponds, large trees, shrub beds and a seating area. Ask an electrician to

professionally run an electricity feed from your house and think about what effect you want to create, use a mixture of downlighters, uplighters or recessed LED’s. Denise Wheatley, Project Manager of Ellisons, comments “A number of our customers have taken some professional design tips and made their garden a key selling point, achieving up to £20,000 on the value of their property whilst also rediscovering the joys of a beautiful garden.” For some interesting garden design ideas look at the Ellisons blog. ellisons.uk.com/blog

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Rare detached Victorian four bed, three bathrooms in South Park Gardens area of Wimbledon. Extended and refurbished to cater for modern family living. Energy rating D.

Well presented four bedroom, two bathroom, terraced house in South Park Gardens. Extended to ground floor and loft with master bedroom and ensuite. South facing garden. Energy rating D.

Raynes Park

Raynes Park

£499,950

Impressive two bedroom Apostle house, located close to Raynes Park Station . A conservatory leads to a landscaped west facing garden with a decked area for entertaining. Energy rating TBC

£2000pcm

Recently refurbished, retaining period features, Apostle house, with three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, gorgeous kitchen/diner and landscaped garden. Energy rating D.

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Knight Frank Crescent Road, Wimbledon SW20 Detached Victorian house A beautifully presented period detached house located in this sought after cul-de-sac, convenient for Wimbledon Town. Master bedroom with en suite, 4 further bedrooms, 2 family bathrooms, drawing room, dining room, family room, kitchen/ breakfast room, cloakroom, garden, parking, approximately 263sq m (2,830sq ft). EPC rating F.

Freehold Guide price ÂŁ1,950,000 KnightFrank.co.uk/Wimbledon wimbledon@knightfrank.com 020 8946 0026 (WMB120260)

Chapman Square, Wimbledon SW19 Spacious townhouse A beautifully presented family townhouse offering excellent entertaining space and flexible living accommodation with the added benefit of 24hr porterage. Master bedroom with en suite, 4 further bedrooms (1 en suite), drawing room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility, cloakroom, garden, garage, parking, approximately 242sq m (2,612sq ft). EPC rating D. Freehold Guide price ÂŁ1,625,000 KnightFrank.co.uk/Wimbledon wimbledon@knightfrank.com 020 8946 0026 (WMB130083)

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Knight Frank Wilton Crescent, Wimbledon SW19 Beautiful period house A charming double fronted house built at the turn of the century retaining fine features including full length sash windows. 5 bedrooms, 2 bath/shower rooms, drawing room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast/family room, study, utility, garden, parking, garage, approximately 246sqm (2,922sq ft). EPC rating E.

Freehold Guide price £2,150,000 KnightFrank.co.uk/Wimbledon wimbledon@knightfrank.com 020 8946 0026 (WMB130073)

Alan Road, Wimbledon SW19 Attractive ‘Village’ house Well modernised period family house in the heart of the Village.Master bedroom suite, 5 further bedrooms (2 en suite), family bathroom, drawing room, open plan kitchen/dining/family room, study, media room, utility, cloakroom, wine store, garden, parking, approximately 446sq m (4,805sq ft). EPC rating E. Freehold Guide price £4,500,000 KnightFrank.co.uk/Wimbledon wimbledon@knightfrank.com 020 8946 0026 (WMB110089)

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Wimbledon Village Office: +44(0)20 8879 0099 wimbledon@jackson-stops.co.uk

Warren Road, KT2

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ÂŁ11,000 pcm

A recently refurbished eight bedroom detached house situated in the exclusive Coombe private estate, with easy access to the A3, Wimbledon Village and Kingston town centre. The house is presented in superb order and comprises spacious living room with patio doors to the garden, a formal dining room, a modern fitted kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, master bedroom with en suite bathroom and dressing room, six further double bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms, a double bedroom, a cinema room, study, a guest room with en suite shower room and further reception room. EPC Rating = E Wimbledon Office: +44 (0)20 8879 0099 wimbledon@jackson-stops.co.uk

Fast Find: AB51503

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Westmead, SW15

ÂŁ5,950,000

A magnificent luxury residence located moments from Wimbledon Common. This stunning 9,500 sqft house has a breathtaking glass and walnut staircase, the ultimate in bespoke fixtures and fittings, cinema, staff accommodation and a fabulous gymnasium / swimming pool complex. EPC Rating = B For further information including additional photos, brochure and floorplans please contact Roland Simpson on 020 8879 6699, email wimbledon@jackson-stops.com or visit www.10westmead.co.uk *Subject to terms and conditions Wimbledon Office: +44 (0)20 8879 0099 wimbledon@jackson-stops.co.uk

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Howard’s Lane £1,695,000 An exceptionally attractive and very well presented double fronted Victorian semidetached house with a superb 57’ x 32’ south facing garden in prime West Putney. The lateral footprint creates particularly ample reception space and the house flows beautifully towards the very private and lawned rear garden, which benefits from a wide separate side access that runs to Coalecroft Road. An exceptionally attractive four bedroom Victorian terraced house enjoying a 36’ private garden. The property offers well balanced accommodation throughout

Double fronted freehold victorian house • semidetached • two generous reception rooms • modern • River road • freehold • double reception • kitchen/dining room • large study • 57’ x 32’ south kitchen breakfast room • downstairs wc • utility facing lawned garden • side access to Coalecroft Road room • cellar • 36’ private garden • master • cellar • four double bedrooms • south facing balcony bedroom • bathroom • three double bedrooms overlooking garden • family bathroom with separate shower • en-suite shower • utlity cupboard • wood• en-suite shower-room framed double glazed sash windows • loft storage

Festing Road £1,250,000

Coalecroft Road £999,950 An exceptionally attractive three bedroom early Victorian cottage on this highly desirable residential road in prime West Putney. The property is very well presented and enjoys a private west facing garden. There is a large side return which, if desired, affords the purchaser an opportunity to extend the kitchen breakfast room across the full width of the house (subject to the necessary consents).

Holmbush Road £2,475,000

A superbly presented double fronted detached Victorian family house in a popular residential area. The house has been extended and comprehensively modernised by the current owners.

Freehold victorian cottage • prime west Putney location • reception room with french doors to L-shaped garden • dining room • kitchen breakfast room (underfloor heating) • country style kitchen with butler sink • 21’ • Master Bedroom Suite Inc• Dressing west facing garden utility cellar Room with plumbing for And Ensuite Bathroom • Four Double washer/drier, additionalFurther fridge/freezer • scope for Bedrooms further • Three Bathrooms • Kitchen/ extension (subject to the necessary consents) • Breakfast/Family Room •• Drawing three bedrooms bathroom Room (under floor heating) • loft • Study/Playroom Cloakroom • Utility•Room storage •• many original features purpose built wine • Front Andstorage Rear Gardens • Off Street Parking • built-in wadrobes and cuboards

Tel: 020 8780 1100 sales@warrenputney.co.uk

194 Upper Richmond Road SW15 2SH / 139 Lower Richmond Road SW15 1EZ

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PROPERTY

PROFILE

MOVING IN

Nothing’s better than the inside scoop. Local agents give their recommendations...

STREET

Alister Shaw, Hamptons International, 020 8454 7245; hamptons.co.uk Deodar Road is a beautiful street that runs alongside the River Thames. It links the promenade next to Putney Wharf to the open spaces of Wandsworth Park.

FACT

Roland Simpson, Jackson-Stops & Staff, 020 8879 0099; jackson-stops.co.uk Some 54,000 stamped Slazenger balls are ordered for the two-week Wimbledon Championships, with almost 2,000 used every day and about 50 taken home each day by fans as souvenirs.

HANGOUT

Hannah White, Jacksons, 020 8675 6565; jacksonsestateagents.com The French Café on Ritherdon Road does the most amazing steak and bottle of wine. Open all day with a café during the day time then a bar/ restaurant in the evening. It’s the perfect place to go for a night out with the girls.

TIME

Charles Weller, Palace Gate Lettings, 020 7978 4404; palacegatelettings.com The Lemon Tree on Webbs Road is always a good place for a bit of pampering for mums when they get a break from the children. A host of treatments to get you relaxed!

KIDS

Alistair Hilton, John D Wood & Co., 020 8673 2854; johndwood.co.uk Bertie & Boo (Coffee Shop and Adventure Playground) at 162 Balham High Road. It has soft play, a drama club, story time and plenty of regular events ideal for children. The coffee and cakes are excellent too.

INSPIRATION

Toby Turnage, Douglas and Gordon, 020 9724 2002; douglasandgordon.com ‘spaceinside’ on Nightingale Lane is a fantastic interior design business which offers a range of services from furniture sourcing to decorating. Also, if you’re walking past on Saturday, it’s worth looking in the window as they normally have some great pieces of furniture for sale.

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www.sullivanthomas.co.uk

A spectacular semi detached 5 double bedroom house with superb accommodation and an 78ft south facing garden.

Wandsworth Sales: 020 8767 7711

LYFORD ROAD SW18

• 5 Double Bedrooms

• 78’ South Facing Garden

• Sitting Room

• 2 Sizable Bathrooms

• Open Plan Kitchen

• Semi Detached

• Family Room

• Utility Room

£2,495,000 F/H

A fabulously spacious, 5 bedroom, period family house situated on one of the areas most sought after residential roads.

• 5 Bedrooms

• 3 Bath/Shower Rooms

• Double Reception Room

• Conservatory /Family Room

• Off Street Parking

• 85’ South West Facing Garden

• Dining Room

Full online details including the EPC are available by scanning this code using any QR code scanner

BRODRICK ROAD SW17 £1,650,000 F/H

Wandsworth Sales: 020 8767 7711

Fulham Bishops Park Sales: 020 7731 3333 Lettings: 020 7751 8898 Fulham Parsons Green Sales: 020 7751 8899 Lettings: 020 7751 8898 Wandsworth Common Sales: 020 8767 7711 Lettings: 020 8682 3121

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Full online details including the EPC are available by scanning this code using any QR code scanner

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HENDHAM ROAD SW17 £2,450,000 F/H One of the best houses on the market in Wandsworth. Exceptionally large, 6 beds and an 86ft south facing garden. Spectacular.

• 5 Bedrooms

• Kitchen/Family Room

• Bed 6/Games Room

• 3 Bathrooms

• Sitting/Dining Room

• Off Street Parking

• Drawing Room

• Approx 86ft South Facing Garden

Wandsworth Sales: 020 8767 7711

Fulham Bishops Park Sales: 020 7731 3333 Lettings: 020 7751 8898 Fulham Parsons Green Sales: 020 7751 8899 Lettings: 020 7751 8898

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SARSFELD ROAD SW12

£800 p/w

Excellent 4 bedroom Victorian family house in this popular road close to Bellevue Road, Wandsworth Common and Balham and good transport links. Available unfurnished

• 4 Double Bedrooms

• 2 Bathrooms

• Double Reception Room

• Cellar

• Kitchen/Breakfast Room

• Garden

• Conservatory

• Unfurnished House

• 3 Double Bedrooms

• 3 Bathrooms

• 2 Single Bedrooms

• Patio Garden

• Double Reception Room

• Unfurnished House

WAKEHURST ROAD SW12 £900 p/w Large wider than average 5 bedroom family house, close to Belleville school, Clapham Junction, Northcote Road and Clapham Common. Available unfurnished

• Modern Fitted Kitchen Wandsworth Lettings: 020 8682 3121

Wandsworth Common Sales: 020 8767 7711 Lettings: 020 8682 3121

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Wandsworth Lettings: 020 8682 3121

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Northbourne Road SW4 ÂŁ2,650,000 An extremely rare opportunity to acquire a wonderful early-Victorian family house, with impressive lateral living space, secluded walled garden, off street parking for two cars and a private garage. The property comprises a spacious kitchen/dining room, three separate reception rooms, two of which lead out to the private garden, a TV/cinema room and a cloakroom. The bedroom accommodation provides five double bedrooms (two en suite) and two bathrooms. EPC=D. Sole Agents

CLAPHAM: 020 7501 3666 sales.clp@marshandparsons.co.uk

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SALES

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Sugden Road SW11 ÂŁ1,700,000 This superb family home comprises a bright double reception room, a large kitchen/breakfast room, five double bedrooms, three bathrooms including a large en suite and a spacious utility room. This property also has the benefit of a private rear garden and side access. Sugden Road is nicely positioned with the wide open spaces of Clapham Common at the end of the street and also enjoys easy access to Clapham Junction, Northcote Road and Clapham Old Town. Freehold. EPC=E. Joint Sole Agent.

BATTERSEA: 020 7228 9292 sales.bat@marshandparsons.co.uk

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Iveley Road SW4 ÂŁ1,300,000 This fabulous Victorian family house has been beautifully refurbished and is presented in excellent condition throughout. The accommodation boasts a reception room with high ceilings and large sash windows, a kitchen/ dinning room leading out to a south west facing garden, a cinema room, four large double bedrooms (one en suite) and a separate family bathroom. Freehold. EPC=E. Sole Agents.

CLAPHAM: 020 7501 3666 sales.clp@marshandparsons.co.uk

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SALES

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Willoughby Mews SW4 ÂŁ900,000 A charming end-of-terrace mews house with a private, south facing garden and a secure off street parking space. The accommodation comprises a kitchen with double doors leading to a light filled reception room, three double bedrooms (one en suite), a single bedroom/study and a family bathroom. Freehold. EPC=C. Sole Agents.

CLAPHAM: 020 7501 3666 sales.clp@marshandparsons.co.uk

Alderbrook Road SW12 ÂŁ1,500,000 This beautiful family home boasts a double reception room and a generous eat-in kitchen leading out to a large private garden. The bedroom accommodation comprises a master bedroom, four further double bedrooms and two bathrooms. Alderbrook Road is conveniently situated within easy reach of Nightingale Lane and Balham High Road. Freehold. EPC=D. Joint Sole Agents.

BALHAM: 020 8673 4377 sales.bal@marshandparsons.co.uk

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Roseneath Road SW11 £825 per week A wonderfully presented Edwardian house, located a short walk from the green spaces of Clapham Common and Clapham South tube station. The accommodation comprises a wide double reception room and a modern fully fitted eat-in kitchen. The bedroom accommodation boasts a master bedroom with built-in storage, four further bedrooms and two family bathrooms. EPC=D

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LETTINGS

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Tennyson Street SW8 £595 per week

Chatto Road SW11 £495 per week

This beautiful three bedroom family house is immaculately presented throughout, featuring a double reception room, a large eat-in kitchen, three double bedrooms, a modern family bathroom and a lovely patio garden. EPC=E

This superb apartment has been finished to exacting standards throughout. The property comprises a stunning ‘L-shaped’ reception room with an open plan modern kitchen, bathroom and two large double bedrooms with built-in storage (one en suite). EPC=C

CLAPHAM: 020 7501 3666 lets.clp@marshandparsons.co.uk

BATTERSEA: 020 7228 9292 lets.bat@marshandparsons.co.uk

Gateway House SW12 £430 per week

Wandsworth Road SW8 £370 per week

This rare, immaculately presented property comprises an ‘L-shaped’ open plan kitchen/reception room, a master bedroom with en suite bathroom, a further double bedroom with a bathroom, a large full-width balcony, underground parking and a shared entertaining deck. EPC=D

Arranged over two floors of a Victorian conversion, this property has been finished to high standards throughout, comprising a bright reception room, a stylish kitchen, a conservatory stile dining room leading out to a private garden and two double bedrooms.

BALHAM: 020 8673 4377 lets.bal@marshandparsons.co.uk

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PROPERTY

IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD Absolutely gets the expert opinions on some of the best spots in South West London

It has become one of the most popular places to live in London and, with big plans around the 450-acre site of the iconic Power Station, Battersea is now central London’s biggest regeneration zone. Battersea has already undergone a remarkable transformation, from a less desirable part of London into one of the most popular and fashionable residential addresses in the capital. But now the city’s biggest regeneration zone will bring 16,000 new homes, parks and promenades, a Northern line extension and a new Thames bridge connecting Battersea to the Pimlico waterfront – in essence, creating a new London district. The new US embassy, due to open in 2016 in Nine Elms next to the power station site, will also form part of the regeneration programme with an 11-storey cube surrounded by the Embassy Gardens homes complex, bars, restaurants and a spa. With the Royal College of Dance in Battersea Square and the new arrival of the Royal College of Art at Battersea Bridge Road, positioned amongst the many art and design galleries and warehouses, there is a real cultural buzz to the area. And with the recent refurbishment of Albert Bridge – arguably one of London’s most beautiful bridges, particularly at night - one wonders whether Battersea requires any new developments or further enhancements? The plans for the transformation of the derelict Battersea Power Station into a ‘cultural’ centre, along with the regeneration of Nine Elms, is an incredibly exciting time for Battersea and will undoubtedly make it an even bigger draw for for both UK and international buyers. Battersea is looking all set for a vibrant future. Mark Howell, Director at aspire, Battersea, 0207 801 3400; aspire.co.uk

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MIKE CROWTHER ON PUTNEY

It doesn’t matter if I’ve left Putney for a few weeks, days or even hours, there is a noticeable relaxing of the shoulders and sense of calm that comes over me every time I return home. Part of it I’m sure is down to me being a creature of habit: I’ve lived in Putney for over twenty years, having moved to London to study. During my time here I have lived off Putney Hill, in East Putney and more recently on the various roads in Lower West Putney. Each area had its merits and I would be hard pushed to pick a favourite. The area around Putney Hill offers easy access to the green open spaces of Putney Heath, Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park. East Putney had and still does have a great feel, which is seemingly only getting better with its primary schools gaining outstanding Ofsted reports and the likes of Waitrose and other more

up market establishments choosing it as a future place to do business. The Lower Richmond Road and its environs continue to attract people drawn to its riverside activities and the village type atmosphere that the small independent local shops and establishments have helped create. I almost get a sense of being on holiday whilst walking along the Putney Embankment in the summer - people relaxing in the sunshine sipping Pimms... although I’ve yet to convince my wife that getting on a plane every now and then isn’t absolutely necessary! Mike Crowther, Partner at Warren, 020 8780 1100; warrenputney.co.uk

JASON CORBETT ON WANDSWORTH

Wandsworth is one of the largest London Boroughs stretching from Battersea Power station in the North to Roehampton and Richmond Park at the Southern end. It has a unique mix of international and local residents who benefit from one of the lowest Council taxes in the country. Wandsworth has a combination of excellent schools covering all sectors including two French schools. This together with the wonderful green spaces of Battersea Park, Wandsworth, Tooting and Clapham Commons make the borough one of the most pleasurable areas of inner London. Wandsworth is a great place to live and work and attracts as many young professionals who like the buzzing night life in places like Northcote Road and Balham as well as families with children who enjoy the local playgrounds, libraries and leisure centres in Earlsfield, Southfields and Putney. Public transport connections are excellent with good networks of trains and buses running into the West End and the City. The Northern line serves Balham and Tooting and will soon be extended to the Battersea Nine Elms Development Area where the American Embassy is due to move to in 2017. We also enjoy some exceptional restaurants, including Michelin starred Chez Bruce and Chelsea is literally only just over the river! Highlights of the sporting and cultural year include the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, the Autumn Fireworks in Battersea Park, and a myriad of events at the Battersea Arts Centre. Jason Corbett, Director at Sullivan Thomas, Wandsworth Common 020 8767 7711; sullivanthomas.co.uk

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Victoria Rise, SW4 – £305 pw Lovely garden flat close to Clapham Common and tube. The flat has a bright double reception room with doors leading to a garden, fitted kitchen, one large double bedroom, and a small study.

Nightingale Lane, SW12 – £790 pw A very spacious family house close to Wandsworth Common. The house has a double reception room, large kitchen dining room with further sitting/play room leading to a large garden, five bedrooms, one bathroom, cloakroom. The house also has a garage and off street parking.

Nightingale Lane, SW12 – £790 pw A very spacious family house close to Wandsworth Common. The house has a double reception room, large kitchen dining room with further sitting/play room leading to a large garden, five bedrooms, one bathNightingale Lane, SW12 room, cloakroom. The house also has a garage and off street parking.

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Victoria Rise, SW4 – £305 pw Lovely garden flat close to Clapham Common and tube. The flat has a bright double reception room with doors leading to a garden, fitted kitchen, one large double bedroom, and a small study.

Smiths Yard SW18 - £395 pw A spacious brand new two bedroom garden flat close to Earlsfield train station. It features a large open plan reception and modern fitted kitchen with doors leading to a patio garden, two double bedrooms, one ensuite shower room, and one bathroom. EPC - B

Nightingale Lane, SW12 – £790 pw A very spacious family house close to Wandsworth Common. The house has a double reception room, large kitchen dining room with further sitting/play room leading to a large garden, five bedrooms, one bathroom, cloakroom. The house also has a garage and off street parking.

Haverhill Road SW12 - £325 pw A stunning ground floor flat in a Victorian conversion close to Balham. flat has one Chelsea with Battersea Albert BridgeThe connecting reception roomby with period Mason Ordish in 1873 Designed and built Rowland features, eat in kitchen with doors leading to a lovely garden, one double bedroom and one Balham : bathroom. EPC - E Battersea:

Salford Road, SW2 – £450 pw A fabulous recently refurbished flat within walking distance of Balham tube. The flat comprises of two double bedrooms, one bathroom, Fireworks and in Battersa Park a beautiful bright open plan lounge/kitchen, private garden.

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80 Balham High RdBattersea: 134 Northcote Rd Balham : Balham SW12 9AG Battersea 134 Northcote Rd SW11 6QZ 80 Balham High Rd

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Balham SW12 9AG

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Clapham Common SW4 0JG Earlsfield SW18 4ES 020 7720 5588 020 8879 6205

020 7720 5588 020 8879 6205 Ordish in Designed and built by Rowland Mason

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Steven Eustration Senior Sales Manager at Haart of Southfields has been working in South West London for more than 26 years. As a family man, he fully understands the importance of knowing your neighbourhood. He speaks to Absolutely about the desirable Sutherland Grove Conservation Area. Sutherland Grove Conservation Area, which came into being in 1992, is a highly-sought after estate located between West Hill and Augustus Road based in Southfields. This area is made up of Sutherland Grove, Girdwood Road, Skeena Hill, Coombemartin Road and a new development, which is based within the ground of the old

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Whitelands College and Wandsworth County Secondary School. Bordering the east side of the estate is Southfields tube station, where hundreds of thousands of supporters flock each year for the annual Wimbledon tournament. It is located in Zone 3 and is supported by the District Line services. Southfields is widely renowned for its village-type feel, and has resisted the onslaught of corporate chains which other towns have not managed to; instead it has valued and invested in local small businesses. The estate is largely recognisable from its 1920’s-1930’s large gardened, suburban houses which were built in between the wars. These

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Sutherland Grove, SW18 £1,850,000 Freehold

Th is wonderful 4/5 bedroom Arts and Crafts detached property is an excellent example of the spacious family accommodation on offer in the Sutherland Grove Conservation Area. haart; Southfields 020 8 789 6600; haart.co.uk

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SUTHERLAND GROVE CONSERVATION AREA Close to East Putney blend beautifully with the hilly landscape and beauty of Whitelands College. Prior to the wars, much of the land to the west of Sutherland Road, initially known as Leg of Mutton Hill, was open field. Victoria Villas, which were built in reply to the extension of the railway into Wimbledon, had existed in some parts of the conservation area, but have been replaced by the post war council estates. Haart have been at the epicentre of the Southfields property market since the late 1990’s. From a standing start, it has become one of the area’s biggest independent residential sales and lettings specialists, backed by a level of customer service second to none.

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Gilbert Scott Building, Scott Avenue, SW15 £325,000 Leasehold

A stunning 4th floor flat in this iconic building situated on the borders of Putney & Southfields. 30’+ reception/open plan kitchen ideal for entertaining, residents gymnasium & library plus access to the tube. haart, southfields 020 8789 6600; haart.co.uk

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Elms Crescent, Abbeville Village, SW4 £4,333 pcm. (£1000 p/w)

Large modern kitchen Spacious living areaCentral Location

This beautiful house is set within one of the most popular roads in The Abbeville Village, having been totally and thoughtfully redesigned to encompass a mix of contemporary style and classic period features. The rear reception room is spacious and bright with double doors leading onto a large south facing garden. On the first and second floors there are five there are five double bedrooms and two bathrooms; one of these is the master en-suite.

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The

property market in numbers Last year

We advertise over

we sold over*

6,300

properties to sell on Rightmove and Zoopla each year

properties

House prices are up...

Over 20,000 offers in 2012, an increase of

from 2011

0.7 % 3.3% 3.2%

2.9%

7.1%

UP FROM LAST YEAR (%)

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Battersea Sales: 020 7326 8171 Lettings: 020 7326 8173

Putney Sales: 020 8780 2233 Lettings: 020 8780 2667

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Last year

Last year over

we let over*

6,371

people were looking to rent through Andrews

properties

Rents are up... New lets up

from 2011

2.5%

3.3%

3.8%

4.3%

PRICE GROWTH 2012 (%)

Southfields & Earlsfield Sales: 020 8874 6686 Lettings: 020 8944 9020

Streatham Sales: 020 8769 7722 Lettings: 020 8769 4477

* Sold subject to contract. Sources: Andrews internal sales figures for 2012, Andrews internal sales figures for 2011/2012, Land Registry HPI January 2013 - Current average house prices and Movewithus rental index Q4 2012.

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Old Chesterton Building, Battersea

£625,000 This sizeable two-bedroom property boasts a spectacular double-height reception room that is overlooked from a mezzanine master bedroom. EPC = C.

t: 020 7228 2278

Almeric Road, Battersea £465 Per Week

Lurline Gardens, Battersea £395 Per Week

Two double bedroom conversion flat with landscaped garden, located close to the many amenities of Northcote Road. EPC = F.

Light and spacious two double bedroom, two bathroom mansion apartment located moments from Battersea Park. EPC = D.

t: 020 7228 2378

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West Kensington

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Shaftesbury Park Chambers, Battersea

£350,000 Rarely available luxury apartment, set in a beautifully converted mansion block, located in the highly sought after Shaftesbury Estate. EPC = D.

t: 020 7228 2278

Lumiere Apartments, Battersea £350 Per Week

Falcon Wharf, Battersea £346 Per Week

One bedroom apartment set within this newly converted grade ll listed building and is only a short walk to Clapham Junction. EPC = B.

One bedroom apartment finished to a high standard benefitting from a winter garden, communal roof terrace and 24 hr concierge. EPC = B.

t: 020 7228 2378

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Offices throughout central London

Clarence Avenue, SW4 £400,000

de Montfort Court, SW16 £349,990

This delightful three bedroom terraced house is located on a residential street, within Clapham Park. Close to various transport links, the property comprises; large living room, downstairs w/c and a kitchen which opens onto a rear garden. Upstairs offers two large double bedrooms, a third bedroom and a family bathroom. EPC=D

A well presented four double bedroom property located on Streatham Hill. With a secure entrance, the property is split over two floors offering large living accommodation throughout. In brief the property comprises; four double bedrooms, family bathroom, kitchen/breakfast room & a large living room. EPC=D

Clapham Office  020 7627 8084 clapham@bushells.com

Clapham Office  020 7627 8084 clapham@bushells.com

Robins Court, SW4 £339,950

Lyham Road, SW2 £299,950

An opportunity to purchase this well presented first floor flat within a 1930’s mansion block, which is ideally located for the amenities and transport links of both Clapham and Brixton. The property comprises: Two double bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and a large bright reception room. EPC=C

A delightful ground floor flat, on a well regarded road. Presented in good condition throughout, the property has a beautiful bright dining room, kitchen, bathroom, a separate reception room and bedroom. There is the added benefit of a private west-facing garden. EPC=D

Clapham Office  020 7627 8084 clapham@bushells.com

Clapham Office  020 7627 8084 clapham@bushells.com

Acton  Balham  Bloomsbury  Battersea  Camden  Clapham  Dulwich  Fulham  Hammersmith  Islington  West Hampstead BUSHELLS.MAY.indd 2

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Clapham High Street, SW4

£235,000

This delightful studio flat is superbly located for Clapham Common and Clapham High Street, offering an abundance of transport links, along with various shops, cafés, bars and restaurants. Well presented throughout the property comprises; large studio room including kitchen and living/dining area, with the bedroom slightly separate and a bathroom. EPC=C Clapham Office  020 7627 8084 clapham@bushells.com

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Spring Fever WINKWORTH RAISE FOR THE GREAT DAFFODIL APPEAL

For the fifth year running Winkworth manned the platforms and concourse at Waterloo station to collect for Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil appeal. This year, the Great Daffodil scheme is aiming to raise £7,000,000 in order to provide 350,000 hours of free nursing care to terminally ill cancers sufferers as well as support to their families. Despite the bitterly cold March weather and the general hustle and bustle of commuters, a fantastic £5,590.12 was collected in donations from the public throughout the day. This is enough to provide over 279 hours of the high-quality care to those most in need. Winkworth would like to thank their various offices who worked throughout the day and, more importantly, thank all of those who gave so generously throughout the day, and helped them raise as much as they did. winkworth.co.uk. To donate please visit www.mariecurrie.org.uk/en-gb/fundraising-volunteering/great-daffodil-appeal/

ALICE EVANS OF JOHN D WOOD & CO. FUNDRAISES FOR MARIE CURIE CANCER CARE BY CLIMBING TO EVEREST BASE CAMP

NEW ANDREWS MANAGER HAS A WORLD OF EXPERIENCE

Branch Manager, Daniel Plantin, is new to the Southfields branch of Andrews, but not the area. He’s a local boy who’s seen life and understands property from all angles not just in the UK. Daniel spent two years building and rebuilding shacks in the African townships: “I ate chicken heads and feet, called ‘walkie talkies’ in South Africa, and played with cheetahs in Botswana,” says Daniel. Daniel has 10 years experience in property, seven of those spent with Andrews after an old work colleague recommended the company to him. Daniel’s career had reached a point where he was keen to try something different and Andrews, with its charitable heritage and commitment to career development and progression, appealed to him. After starting off as a Sales Negotiator, Daniel moved on to become a Branch Manager. He’s a family man – he and his wife celebrated the birth of their first child last year - who understands people’s needs when planning their moves, including schools, sporting activities and local amenities and his local expertise is invaluable. With house prices slowly climbing again, Daniel’s got his work cut out: things are set to get busier and as a keen collector of film memorabilia he has plans to increase his collection - Marty McFly’s hoverboard from ‘Back to the Future’ or Gizmo from ‘Gremlins’ would be just fine! 020 8874 6686; andrewsonline.co.uk

Alice Evans, Lettings Negotiator at John D Wood & Co. in Wandsworth, is undertaking a gruelling 17 day trek to Mount Everest’s Base Camp to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care on 24th April 2013. The trip is entirely self-funded and Alice aims to raise £2,700. She has already beaten the half way mark through hosting a number of inventive fundraisers including a charity pub quiz, a ‘swishing’ clothes swapping party, two car boot sales and donations from family and friends. Alice comments: “I made a spontaneous decision to climb to Everest Base Camp on New Year’s Eve having made a resolution to raise money for a good cause in 2013. I chose Marie Curie Cancer Care as it is a charity close to my heart which has provided a great deal of support recently for close friends. Since 1st January I have been training hard to ensure I am both physically and mentally fit for this challenge, preparing through running the Brighton Half Marathon in February. I will also be running the Brighton Marathon on 14th April just days before I set off to Nepal.” Marie Curie Cancer Care, whose network of 2,000 nurses provide all kinds of expert care to those enduring cancer and enables patients to spend their last days in the familiarity of their own homes with their families around them rather than hospital. They support patients’ families too with round-the-clock emotional support and advice during an extremely grueling time. Support from Marie Curie Cancer Care is free thanks to donations from the public. For more information on Marie Curie Cancer Care please visit www.mariecurie.org.uk. To sponsor Alice Evans please visit: http://www.justgiving.com/AliceMilly-Evans

JUDE HAWLEY’S EGGSCELENT ENTRY...

Earlier this month Swaffield students were all asked to take part in a colouring competition, organised as part of John D Wood & Co.’s on-going support of Swaffield School. Everyone made a huge effort and the class teachers selected three pictures which they thought deserved special recognition. We would like to congratulate Esma from Class E, Yolanda from class I and the overall winner, Jude Hawley from Class H. The winning drawing will be made in to an A5 flyer and sent to all the local houses. John D Wood & Co., Wandsworth 020 8871 3033; johndwood.co.uk

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OFFICES THROUGHOUT SOUTH WEST LONDON clapham south

balham

battersea

clapham north

020 8673 6111

020 7801 3400

020 7840 3700

020 8675 1222

fulham central

fulham south

tooting

020 7381 7381

020 7736 6110

furzedown 020 8769 7900

020 8772 7080

Narbonne Ave,SW4 OIE £1,350,000 This superb five bedroom family home is presented in good decorative order throughout with a light and neutral theme. The accommodation comprises on the ground floor of a kitchen/breakfast room with large doors opening out to an attractive landscaped garden and a double reception room. Three double bedrooms (one with en suite shower room) and a family bathroom on first floor and two further bedrooms are situated on the second floor. • Landscaped Garden • Five double bedrooms • Beautifully Presented • Prime Location • Period Features • Ample Storage

aspire clapham south 020 8675 1222 clapham@aspire.co.uk

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OFFICES THROUGHOUT SOUTH WEST LONDON clapham south

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battersea

clapham north

020 8673 6111

020 7801 3400

020 7840 3700

020 8675 1222

fulham central

fulham south 020 7736 6110

furzedown

tooting

020 7381 7381

020 8769 7900

020 8772 7080

Waterfront House, Lombard Road, SW11 £595 pw A stunning two bedroom ground floor flat situated within this popular modern riverside development with direct river views. The property is presented to a high standard internally, with high ceilings and comfort cooling throughout. The property further benefits from private allocated off street parking. • • • • •

Large master bedroom with en-suite Second sizeable bedroom Semi-open plan kitchen Spacious light reception room Private terrace with views towards the river

• Private off street parking

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Balham Grove, SW12 £559,950 An immaculately presented split level two bedroom garden flat arranged over the upper floors of a handsome Victorian house. Enviably located a few yards from Balham High Road, the bars, shops, restaurants and station are right on the doorstep. • Two double bedrooms • Own private garden and first floor terrace • Excellent location • Large living space

aspire balham 020 8673 6111 balham@aspire.co.uk

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Hambalt Road, Clapham, SW4 020 8673 6111 fulham central £1,185,000 020 7381 7381

Ramsden Road, SW12

clapham south

battersea

clapham north

020 7801 3400

020 7840 3700

020 8675 1222

fulham south

furzedown

tooting

020 7736 6110

020 8769 7900

020 8772 7080

£559,950

Memory Lane

Clifford Harvey of aspire’s Balham office talks to a vendor about entertaining in the David Kirkup of aspire’s Clapham South office talks to a vendor recalling kitchen and summer evenings on the decking of this maisonette on Ramsden Road. happy memories of living in this beautiful house on Hambalt Road. How long youyou lived in the How longhave have lived atproperty? your I’ve lived in Balham for nine years, three of property? have been in Ramsden Road. Iwhich moved into thespent property in 2010. What do you like most about living in Balham? I have lived all over but Balham What do you like London, most about living was theClapham? fi rst area that felt like home. I love the in of the and restaurants, Iyouthful love thevibrancy community feelbars of Clapham its proximity to the commons, the accessibility and the fact that people are genuinely to central London and the general genial friendly. I also like that there’s always lots nature of Balham’s residents. There is a to do without having to travel far to do it!

defi nite sense of community here. We even Where did you draw inspiration know our from for neighbours! the design/interior of your Whereproperty? did you draw inspiration from for the I’ve moved around quite a fair bit and design/interior of the property? Underneath all the broken each house has been very formica differentand in dog-eared anaglypta, potential was style and décor. This the house feels clean obvious. seeming The original ttingslike became without too fimuch a show original– features and home, were used as the basis home this is a real which feels for our design. In fact, we found a News comfy and lived-in. Most importantly a Of The World from 1932 being used as carpet relaxing place to be.

underlay, which we had framed. It can be Did you install any special seen hanging in our hallway. features in the property? IDid didn’t them I love features the youinstall install anybut special in bi-fold doors. They draw the outside the property? The flat had plenty on of special featuresday to begin in which is lovely a summer’s with. With the a bitwinter. of elbowThey grease and so some or during allow TLC we wereinto ablethe to enhance much light room. what was already there. The floorboards for instance; we just exposed, stained and varnished. The beach hut in the back garden was an indulgence.

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Hambalt Road, Claph £1,185,000

Are there any further changes or developments you would have made had you stayed in the property? There are plenty of things I would change, but that’s just my nature. I get bored easily.

What will you miss the most when you move? The convenience of being so close to the high street. We are also spitting distance from the BBC. I regularly trip up and land in there, accidentally on purpose.

What was your favourite room in the house? I’m most fond of our hallway. It very nearly spans the length of the entire flat. Open the front door and you’re met by a large stag’s head, underneath the stag’s head sits an upright piano, which is surrounded by our modest collection of framed art.

What’s your favourite memory at your house? Entertaining guests in the kitchen with a good bottle of white, before retiring outside onto the decking as the sun sets. We’ve done it a few times but my memory of the evening always gets a little hazy. Haven’t a clue why.

David Kirkup of aspir happy memories of l

How long have you lived at your property? I moved into the property in 2010.

What do you like most about liv in Clapham? I love the community feel of Clapham and the fact that people are genuinel friendly. I also like that there’s always l aspire balham to do without having to travel far to d

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RAVENSLEA ROAD, SW12 ÂŁ810 PER WEEK Jacksons are proud to present to the lettings market this spacious and light family home on the popular Ravenslea Road near Wandsworth Common.

This large master bedroom comes with enough space for plenty of storage; the excellent decorative order in which the house has been designed can also be appreciated in this light and airy room.

Through the keyhole

The large space this room offers, coupled with the open fireplace, intricate cornicing and bay windows make it the perfect space for a family to relax and enjoy.

HANNAH WHITE, LETTINGS MANAGER Jacksons, Balham 020 8675 6565; jacksonsestateagents.com

Spotlight on

The decking area makes this private, landscaped garden the perfect place to entertain guests. The shrubbery and plants also make for a pretty, contemporary area.

Balham

Public knowledge

BEST SCHOOL Henry Cavendish School proves to be as popular as ever with local families. The school is decreasing its catchment area every year, a tell tale sign of how many parents are choosing to send their children there.

RAINY DAY From blockbuster spectaculars, to art-house delights, The Exhibit Cinema has it all. Follow your choice of film with a cocktail or head into the Crush Dining Room behind the red velvet curtains for a private dining experience to remember.

FUN FOR FREE Balham is a foodie haven and this year marks the third Balham Food Festival, a fortnight of culinary events showcasing local food outlets and delis. There are plenty of free performances on offer and enough free samples to keep you going all day!

SPORTS AND RECREATION Sandwiched between Clapham, Tooting and Wandsworth Common, few areas in London have as much access to green space. In the summer, the UK’s largest outdoor swimming pool Tooting Bec Lido is a must for any local resident.

ANDREW WILLS Sales Manager at Bushells, Clapham 020 7627 8084; bushells.com

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Magnificent family home Sutherland Grove SW18 ÂŁ1,850,000 Set in a leafy conservation area on the border of Putney & Southfields, this wonderful detached property offers excellent family accommodation. Larger than average, and conveniently located for all local amenities. EPC Rating D.

Highlights Art & crafts family house Conservation area 4/5 Bedrooms 3 Receptions Good local schools Access to east putney station Parking for 3 + cars Sole agents

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PROPERTY

LUXURIOUS

LETTINGS Rodenhurst Road

SW4

DETAILS ÂŁ1,595 Per Week

CONTACT Hamptons International, Balham, 020 8618 2014; hamptons.co.uk

WHAT

This beautiful, double fronted, detached family home offers fantastic living space and accommodation over three floors. Newly redecorated and re-carpeted throughout the house is light and comfortable.

WHERE

Set close to the increasingly popular Abbeville Road, with a selection of

boutiques, restaurants and coffee shops on its doorstep. A superb property on a lovely residential street, viewings are a must.

WHY

French windows lead out onto a pretty garden with a solid wood Wendy House and side access. The master suite has a generously proportioned bathroom, high ceilings and plenty of wardrobe space.

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Void Periods:

our concern, your peace of mind Did you know…. Nationally, 37% of landlords experience void periods, in fact 47% of these landlords experience void periods greater than 40 days.* At Lauristons this is only 6.9%! 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

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Other landlords

Lauristons’ landlords

How do we do this….

We operate a dynamic marketing process, which includes a dedicated renewals and end of tenancy team who ensure that renewals and rent reviews are concluded, or new tenants are secured, many weeks before the tenancy is due to expire. As a result our Landlords very rarely experience a void period and for the few that do, it is only a few days. In fact we are so confident about our service…… ….we guarantee to reduce your fee by 25% if we don’t find you a tenant within 4 weeks of Instruction!**

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Local. Trusted. Recommended.

Local Local

Trusted Trusted Ashbury Road, SW11

£429,950

Recommended Recommended A particularly well presented two bedroom second floor apartment, set in a beautifully converted mansion block, located in the highly sought after Shaftesbury Estate, 0.6 miles from Clapham Junction. This light and airy apartment also enjoys access to a large communal roof terrace. EPC EER D.

Battersea Sales 020 7978 5800

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and telephone number Aliwal Road, SW11 £2,166 and telephone numberofofaaprospective prospectiveclient clientand and pcm Lauristons are pleased to present this newly renovated and conveniently located 2 double bedroom split level flat just off of the popular Northcote Road, and just moments from Clapham Junction. Located on the top 2 floors, this midterraced conversion boasts lots of period natural features throughout, a spacious reception room & mezzanine eat-in kitchen. EPC EER E. Battersea Lettings 020 7978 5800

COLLECT COLLECT£500 £500Sales Sales&&£250 £250Lettings Lettings

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Greyswood Road, SW16

£649,950

A three/ four bedroom ‘eco style’ link detached house decorated to a very high standard, located in the Furzedown area close to excellent schools. This spacious home enjoys over 1300 SQFT of accommodation and also benefits from a lovely summer house with power in the South/ West facing garden. EPC EER C. Balham Sales 020 8772 9373

Ravenslea Road, SW12

£3,500 pcm

Imposing six double bedroom family home with secluded rear garden and double reception room. Close to the wide open spaces of Wandsworth Common and Wandsworth Common rail station packed with original features. EPC EER E. Balham Lettings 020 8772 9373

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Local. Trusted. Recommended.

Local Local

Trusted Trusted Cromford Road, SW18

£539,950

Recommended Recommended A beautiful three bedroom period conversion apartment with a rear garden occupying the first and second floors of a handsome semi-detached Victorian terrace. The first floor offers a modern fitted kitchen, reception room, a double bedroom and family bathroom. The second floor comprises a further double bedroom and single bedroom. EPC EER E.

Putney Sales 020 8780 8780

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Lower South, SW15 £6,450 and telephone number andCommon telephone numberofofaaprospective prospectiveclient clientand and pcm A spacious semi-detached period house situated on the ever desirable Lower Common South. This house benefits from off-street parking for two/three cars and an over 80ft family sized garden. The property further comprises two truly opulent reception rooms, five spacious bedrooms with one family bathroom and three extra wet rooms. EPC EER D.

COLLECT COLLECT£500 £500Sales Sales&&£250 £250Lettings Lettings Putney Lettings 020 8780 8780

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South Park Road, SW19

£819,950

A beautifully presented four bedroom end of terrace home that has been loft converted to create modern and spacious living accommodation whilst retaining many period features. The property boasts an abundance of charm and character and benefits from a lovely south facing rear garden with walled borders for privacy. EPC EER Rating E. Wimbledon sales 020 8946 9468

Dorset Road, SW19

£10,000 pcm

Absolutely stunning six bedroom, three bathroom house located in MertonPark. This semi detached corner property has been refurbished to the highest designer specifications and boasts a wealth of state-of-the-art features. This property also benefits from abundant entertainment space. EPC EER C. Wimbledon Lettings 020 8405 5340

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PREPARATION It’s true what they say! Most buyers make a decision in the first 10 seconds on whether they like your home and are going to make an offer. So to increase one’s chances of success we would always advise a little preparation. It can be difficult for the owner to detach themselves from what work needs to be carried out but if you follow some basic guidelines, you can’t go far wrong. Simple tasks like washing the front railings and repainting your front door to more complex updates like new kitchen extensions should all be considered based on one’s budget. Remember that if your property appeals to more buyers in the market place, this will result in more viewings and therefore more offers. The goal? Getting you the best buyer at the best price in a realistic time frame. My top tips when preparing your home before marketing: 1. Try and find a compromise between boring and overly bold. Keep things tidy, clean and inviting. Remember what you are selling; Is it’s a country cottage or a penthouse on the river? Furnish accordingly! 2. Identify your key market - Who are your core buyers? What are they after? How can you make your property more appealing to more of them? 3. Try and make sure there is a flow to your home. Don’t start a job and not finish it. Don’t have a clean and tidy reception and kitchen but a garden that is overgrown, messy and littered with toys. 4. The devil is in the detail. Minor works like mowing the lawn, cleaning skirting, cleaning the carpets, checking all your light bulbs work and regrouting tiles can make all the difference. If you would like some advice on preparing your home for sale John D Wood & Co. has a complimentary Sales Services and Interior Consultant who would be more then happy to help.

ALISTAIR HILTON MANAGER OF JOHN D WOOD & CO. IN CLAPHAM

020 8673 2854; johndwood.co.uk

Elsenham Street, SW18 Guide price £585,000

This completely modernised first and second floor property is on a highly regarded residential ‘Grid’ street in the heart of Southfields. The property has been designed to offer an exceptional level of accommodation and there is a great balance between bedroom and reception space with a clever use of natural light. John D Wood & Co., Southfields 020 8870 8811; johndwood.co.uk

Chartfield Avenue, SW15 £2,250,000 Freehold

An attractive, double fronted detached family home situated on this popular residential road in Upper West Putney. Set well back from the road, with a landscaped front garden, a garage to the side and provision for off street parking, and a mature South facing garden, laid to lawn and extending to approximately 100 feet. Warren 020 8780 1100; warrenputney.co.uk

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Trainee negotiators Do you want to be taught how to be the very best estate agent you can be, by some of the most successful and dynamic agents in South West London? Then apply to be a trainee lettings negotiator today. Send your cv to recruitment@jacksonsestateagents.com

Senior negotiators Are you finding your climb up the career ladder to be a hard slog? This may just be the opening you have been looking for, and the reward your hard work deserves. Jacksons are looking for senior sales and lettings negotiators across all of our offices. Send your CV to recruitment@jacksonsestateagents.com

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Althorp Road SW17 Located adjacent to Wandsworth Common in the heart of ‘Bellevue Village’ this bright and spacious end of terrace house is a wonderful family home. Its location, size, condition and character are all flawless and make for a property that is exceptional in all aspects. £1,395,000 Freehold

WANDSWORTH COMMON 020 8672 9077

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Balham 020 8675 6565

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Wandsworth 020 8875 8899

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Osward Road SW17 The idea is to take a Victorian structure and design and internally bring it fully into the 21st Century. The finished product is one of beauty, elegance and contemporariness. The house has five bedrooms, two bathrooms and a truly stunning ground floor entertaining come living space. ÂŁ1,350,000 Freehold

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Ravenstone Street SW12 A lovely three bedroom period property located on minutes away from central Balham. The house is in a prime location and is in fantastic internal condition, it is also very large and would be ideal for a family. Further to the three bedrooms you will find a through reception room, kitchen, bathroom and rear garden. ÂŁ775,000 Freehold

BALHAM 020 8675 6565

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Six bedrooms Stunning home

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Ravenslea Road SW12 A simply beautiful home in every way, from its location, to the size and layout of the rooms, this property is just exceptional. Located moments from Wandsworth common train station and a short walk from the southerly end of Wandsworth Common itself giving the occupier access to all manner of amenities and activities. ÂŁ810 per week

BALHAM 020 8675 6565

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£700,000 Freehold Lavender Sweep, SW11 • Two three bedrooms • oof terrace • 102 approx sq ft • ewly refurbished

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Burlington Road, SW17 | £530,000 | £1,895,000 Freehold Herondale SW18 Burlington Avenue, Road, SW17 | £530,000

Burlington Road, SW17 | £530,000 Burlington Road, SW17 | £530,000

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Crockerton Road, SW17 | £1,995,000 Freehold

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| £3,000,000 Routh Road, SW18 Freehold Burlington Road, SW17 | £530,000 Burlington Road, SW17 | £530,000

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BILLS, BILLS, BILLS Ordinarily, landlords can expect their tenants to pay all the utility bills including water, electricity, gas and council tax. Tenants are also responsible for paying their TV licence, as well as any TV, phone and broadband packages they wish to sign up to. I would advise all landlords, whether renting their property for the fi rst time or simply replacing old tenants with new ones, to provide all utility suppliers with the tenant’s names and the change of occupancy date, at the start of a tenancy. Th is will ensure a smooth transition between tenancy agreements.

Wakehurst Road, SW11 £4,225 Per month

A fabulous four double bedroom house which has been finished to the highest of standards throughout. The property has been interior designed and has featured in leading property magazines. Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward, Battersea 020 7228 8688; kfh.co.uk

Tenants should always ask permission from their landlord if they wish to change a utility contract, however, to avoid complications, I would suggest that a clause is added to the tenancy agreement, stating that permission is required. Landlords should note that they are responsible for all utility bills during vacancy periods. It’s the landlord’s responsibility to ensure they have building insurance and they would ordinarily pay for service and communal charges within their lease. I would also advise a landlord to have contents insurance for their items within the property, even if the property is unfurnished, as it often includes public liability. In contrast, for shortlet tenancies, which is usually anything from a couple of days up to six months, the bills are very often included within the rent. However, these terms can be negotiated during the offer stage.

NICHOLA SNOOK, LETTINGS MANAGER 020 8673 4377; OF MARSH AND marshandparsons.co.uk PARSONS IN BALHAM & CLAPHAM SOUTH

Ousley Road, SW12 £1,300 Per week

A refurbished five bedroom family home presented in excellent order throughout, which is available immediately on an unfurnished basis. This charming property consists of a spacious and bright double reception room which leads through to a very smart kitchen/ breakfast room, all of which benefits from under floor heating, with concertina doors opening onto a private patio garden. Rampton Baseley 020 7228 5111; ramptonbaseley.com

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