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FEBRUARY 2012

LEADENHALL MARKET THE CITY’S HISTORIC GEM

ARABIAN NIGHTS DECADENT DUBAI

READERS DIGEST

THE BOOK CLUB REVIEWED

LIFE THROUGH A LENS

PHOTOGRAPHER JOHN SWANNELL

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CONTENTS FEBRUARY 2012

FEATURES 12 JOHN SWANNELL The legendary photographer on the swinging Sixties and more

14 SPOTLIGHT: LEADENHALL MARKET The City boy’s hot-spot of choice

18 WHAT LIES BENEATH Luxe lingerie on location at Town Hall Hotel

26 CLOSE UP WITH... Owners of Shine, the salon and wellness centre

44 FOOD REVIEW Dining delights at The Book Club

56 FOREIGN TRAVEL Jess Batten enjoys some rest and relaxation at the Palm Springs, Dubai

REGULARS  EDITOR’S LETTER  FAMILY

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 HEALTH & BEAUTY

 GADGETS

 FASHION

 MOTORING

 FOOD & DRINK

 WHAT’S ON

 INTERIORS

 PROPERTY

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EDITOR’S LETTER

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rdinarily I would be seething with jealousy upon learning that Helen will be enjoying the Californian sunshine for two months. However, assuming the role of Acting Editor in her absence – exactly a year after joining Zest - has given me a fantastic opportunity to sink my teeth into, and we’ve got a cracker of a February issue for you (even if I do say so myself).

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Whatever your Valentine’s Day plans are - or if you’re keen to avoid the whole thing! - I hope you find time to sit back, relax and take the time to read through this fab issue. See you in March...

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Beauty Editor

Production Assistant

If January is the month of post-festivity detox and austerity, then February is quite the opposite. Whether loved-up or single, there’s a sense of being allowed to treat yourself; the days are still cold and spring isn’t quite in our sights just yet. With this in mind, we’ve injected a little romance into all our usual editorial pages this month, along with a fantastic spread on the best gifts, beauty treatments and restaurants in town. Our travel editorial highlights the notoriously opulent Dubai (pg56). Our writer stayed at the Palm Springs Hotel, which offers a more intimate taste of the country. Continuing with the theme of indulgence, I’ve had the privilege of experiencing the BriteSmile tooth whitening system at the London Smile Clinic. The service and results are truly amazing. Turn to page 33 to see for yourself.

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In this issue I’ve been lucky enough to indulge my passion for art. Our lead interview is with photographer to rock stars and royalty, John Swannell (pg12) - a man who’s hung out with everyone from Prince Charles to John Lennon! We also have exclusive interviews with Fraher Architects (pg 53), Head of Hoxton Art Gallery Lydia Cowpertwait (pg59) and artist Mark Fraser-Betts (pg63).

Gemma Billington

Acting Editor

Helen Baron

Liam Doyle

So 2012 is in full swing and, as you can tell by our ravishing front cover, we’ve taken the inevitable Valentine theme head-on by showcasing the sexiest, most beguiling lingerie of the season. Set in the intimate yet striking Town Hall Hotel - a classic building that’s been transformed into a remarkable boutique hotel - it ticked all the right boxes.

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The Pleasures Of Men by Kate Williams is a dark and unsettling story set in VALENTINE’S Spitalfields during the reign of Queen Victoria. The plot follows a young DAY POP UP FLO woman’s obsession with a murderer RIST BLOOM S IN URBAN S known to the public as ‘The Man of HOREDITCH R om an tic s in Shoreditc Crows’. £12.99 Published by h w ill not have far to buy thei to go Michael Joseph, penguin.co.uk r loved ones be autiful bouque On 13th and ts. 14th Febr uary , Crimson Hea w ill be conver rt ting their cour tyard into a po florist. Lovebi p-up rds can also en joy scrumptio cream teas w us ith a free glas s of champagn whilst listening e to poetry reci Email cr im so ta ls. nheart shored itch@gmail. com for more details. 87 Le onard Street, Shored itch, IMAGE COUR EC2A 4Q S DICK ENS MUSTESY OF CHARLES EUM, LONDO

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GOING UNDERGROUND This new exhibition at the Millinery Works will show off the work of renowned still life painter, Eric Rimmington, inspired by the maze of tunnels and stations that make up our underground. The Millinery Works Gallery, 87 Southgate Road, Islington, N1 3JS, millineryworks.co.uk

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The N1 Shopping Centre is the place to be this Valentine’s Day with a variety of offers and activities. Don’t miss Intimissimi’s range of gorgeous lingerie; perfect for the most romantic day of the year. At the Vue cinema, there’s a special offer on ‘War Horse’; buy a ticket for the film and receive a voucher for the book for half price at WHSmith. In other film related offers, rom-coms ‘Friends With Benefits’ and ‘One Day’ are released on 6th February at HMV for £12 and £10 respectively. Titles are subject to availability while stocks last. All prices quoted are correct at time of publication. Prices may vary online. n1islington. com 16 Parkfield Street, N1 0PS

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LONDON IN FICTION: CHARLES DICKENS February will see four special events on the life of author Charles Dickens hosted by the Bishopsgate Institute. From guided walks following in the footsteps of the great author himself to talks hosted by eminent scholars in Dickens’ literature. Tickets cost £8 or £6 concession, for more information call 020 7392 9200 or visit bishopsgate.org.uk

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Raarr is a fun and innovative exhibition ending this month at The Book Club. Illustrators have been specially commissioned to draw an animal of their choice. They’re then passed on to the real talent; twenty-two eager school children with the task of completing the drawings. All of the profits made from the show will be donated to the NSPCC, wearethebc.com 100-106 Leonard Street, EC2A 4RH 9

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LOCAL NEWS WIGWAMBAM AT QUEEN OF HOXTON

IMAGE COURTESY OF LONDON ART FAIR

Queen of Hoxton are on a mission to banish the winter blues with their latest pop-up, the WigWamBam, which opened last month. A cosy, giant teepee that stands tall amid the city skyline, the pop-up offers seasonal treats such as hot’n’spicy cider and hot buttered rum. Delicious! queenofhoxton.com

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SPY A round-up of what’s happening in the area

THE LONDON ART FAIR Last month saw the UK’s largest fair of Modern British and contemporary art, with over 100 galleries featuring some great names including Damien Hirst and Pablo Picasso. Held at the Business Design Centre, the fair was also a great opportunity to spot emerging talent. londonartfair.co.uk

VINTAGE MAKE-OVER AT DRINK SHOP & DO We popped down to Islington’s Drink Shop & Do for a vintage make-over courtesy of retro queens Dolly & Rhonda, who host a regular night at the funky café-cum-bar. Sipping on cocktails and indulging in delicious homemade cakes, we loved being pampered and made-over retro style. drinkshopdo.com

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ohn Swannell was born in the wrong era, he admits. The photographer learnt the ropes from David Bailey, and has taken shots of international stars and royalty alike; but it is the romantic artistry of the Pre-Raphaelites and their bounteous beatific muses that really capture his imagination. “I should have been Rossetti”, he says, “ten years ago I took lots of Pre-Raphaelite inspired photographs, I did a show and they were the only ones that didn’t really sell so I drifted away from that, but I am a romantic”. He’s modest and honest to boot. As I am ushered up the portrait-lined staircase of his wonderful Highgate bolt hole, it becomes apparent just how deep this appreciation of all things beautiful runs. Immaculate photographs of David Bowie and Sixties twiglets adorn the

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walls, staring emotively out of their smoked a cigarette let alone a joint!” frames. On entering the reception room Swannell says. It went round the room I am greeted by a multitude of family and with a certain inevitability, reached photographs and the most enormous John’s lips, who then proceeded to cough glittering Christmas tree that I have ever his lungs up. The offending item was seen. We meet days before Christmas and soon snatched back by the experienced yet John is relaxed and laid back. smokers leaving a sheepish John reeling I am here to discuss John’s work with from the experience. The worst part was the National Autistic Society. He is due that later on in the pub, when his friends to give an illustrated talk at the Highgate were moaning about their jobs, no-one Literary and Scientific institute later actually believed that the young assistant on this month. The funds raised from photographer had shared his first joint the event will go towards Swannell’s with John Lennon. Swannell adds, “After Transforming Lives project, which is the that I never really talked about it with brainchild of the photographer and his people. It would look too pretentious.” wife, Marianne. “My son, Charlie, who Thankfully the photographer does is now 23, has Asperger’s Syndrome.” speak openly about his illustrious career John explains, “basically when these now, telling tales that you wish were your kids get to around 18, the funding and all the support stops.” He adds, “My wife thought it would be quite a good idea to get something together called Transforming Lives, which helps young people as they transform from a child to an adult.” The previous Transforming Lives event at the Royal Geographic Society raised something in the region of £22,000, Swannell reveals. The couple work with the society to raise funds that will support both child and parent. Though the photographer speaks glowingly of his children, he admits that at times during Charlie’s development, the family struggled. “Charlie had a lot of blowouts but I think he is through the worst. I’m 65 at Christmas (2011), believe it or not, and when we JOHN SWANNELL look back at what we went through, we admit we couldn’t do it again. We are too old now and are not physically or mentally equipped to look after own. His career launched when he him.” he says. landed a job at Vogue Studios after a It is with a charming honesty that childhood spent taking photographs of Swannell delivers all his anecdotes. school plays and sports days. It was at As you can imagine, he has met and Vogue, at the tender age of 19, that John worked with countless celebrities and met David Bailey and the photography yet he willingly admits that he still legend invited the youngster to assist gets starstruck. “The thing is, when I him permanently. went to work with Bailey I was a bit wet After four years with Bailey, John set behind the ears. Suddenly there would up his own studio and has been gaining be a knock on the door and Mick Jagger renown ever since. “I wasn’t very bright at would be there, or John Lennon, or some school, I was dyslexic. Of course in those playwright or famous actor. It was a days you were just classed as stupid.” magical time” Swannell says. Swannell explains that he failed most of One fond memory, which still tickles the exams he took, but was lucky enough him today, was at a shoot with Yoko Ono to have a love of photography to fall back and John Lennon. David Bailey began on. He says, “I’ve been so lucky, and I to roll a joint and asked John, who was talk a lot about this fact. I think there is a working as his assistant, if he smoked. certain amount of luck in your life, doors “I of course said yes, yes - I’d never even have opened and you’ve just been in the

right place at the right time. Thank God someone is still looking down on me.” From shooting the Queen, the Queen mother, Prince Charles and Prince William in only ten minutes; to travelling all over the world to exotic locations with David Bailey - Swannell has done it all. “They were good years with Bailey, he taught me a lot and he has become a good friend. He still calls me”, John says. It makes sense that the pair are still close, after all they were part of a scene that made history. Swannell recalls a time when Mick Jagger lived with David Bailey. The inside of the house was painted entirely in gloss black, and when Jagger saw this one red door he was inspired to write the classic Stones hit, Paint it Black. Black Although he has travelled the globe, Swannell makes his home in Highgate - and has done so for forty years. He was brought up down the road in Ferme Park, near Finsbury Park and Crouch End. “My childhood was fantastic” John reminisces, “my father worked in a factory all his life, got up at six and got home at six. He had never been on the dole his whole life and thought people that scrounge off the government are terrible. My two brothers and I have always worked for ourselves, so he did us proud really”. The tie Swannell feels to North London is evident in his recent work. One of John’s favourite places to shoot is in Highgate Cemetery, where he has recently shot a series of photographs for a coffee table book. The photographer says, “The nicest time is when there is nobody there. I went there the other day, it was completely deserted and I photographed two foxes. They just stood and froze. It was nice observing and taking the odd picture, being at one with nature.” John is a true connoisseur of beauty; celebrating and finding inspiration in the moments that he snaps with his camera. Whether a woman in a ‘wonderful dress’ swans into a party, or foxes trot across his path in a cemetery, John Swannell lives for the moment. Tickets for John’s talk at the Highgate Literary and Scientific Institute, 23rd February 2012, are available at autism. org.uk/johnswannell or to buy in person at Le Chocolatier, 78 Highgate High Street, N6 5HX. Tickets cost £20. The Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution, 11 South Grove, N6 6BS, 13

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LEADING MARKET Liam Doyle gets lost in Leadenhall PHOTOGRAPHY: GEORGE RAMSAY

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ake a wrong turn off Gracechurch Street, and one could be forgiven for thinking they have stepped into quite a different part of London. Amongst the towering masses of steel and glass framing EC3 lays one of London’s unique hidden gems. Leadenhall Market dates back to the 1400s and the evolution of the site from its acquisition by Mayor Richard “Dick” Whittington in 1411. Periods as the sole location for vendors of leather and cutlery preceded the great fire; the effect of which meant a total rebuilding was required, with beef and herbs being sold from the newly covered structure. The current architecture of Leadenhall Market can firstly be attributed to the total rebuilding under Sir Horace Jones, who had built his reputation with the redevelopment of

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DID YOU KNOW? In the 18th Century, a goose later known as ‘Old Tom’, escaped a slaughter of a reported 34,000. Living to the age of 38, Old Tom became a favourite in Leadenhall Market and spent his days being fed by the local inn keepers. When he died in 1835, he was laid in state and buried in the marketplace.

Billingsgate and Smithfield markets, and subsequently to extensive restoration work in 1991. The result is a marvellous site; the wrought iron and glass roof encapsulating the near permanent twilight glow of the lights, and carrying on into the design of the buildings, the rich red, green and beige colour scheme portraying a simultaneously historical and luxurious ambiance. But Leadenhall is not merely a triumph of style over substance. At any given time of the day, one can wander through and find life and vibrancy throughout its ginnels. In the morning, crowds flock to the canny butchers, with its extensive breakfast menu, for their motivation for the day ahead, or contemplate over their coffee and pastry in the timeless decor of the M Bar.

Come lunchtime, the market really comes to life. City workers flock to the many restaurants. From the four corners of the main square for tapas at Ortega’s or fine dining at Luc’s Brasserie, to the regulars devotedly returning to the homely atmosphere and unparalleled sandwiches of the Regis Snack Bar. Tourists co-mingle; dining and shopping in one of the many high-end clothing or jewellery stores, or simply taking pictures and soaking up their surroundings. Leadenhall Market’s instant familiarity can be partially attributed to it being the backdrop to several film scenes. Harry Potter fans

know it as an area near Diagon Alley, and Terry Gilliam used its aura in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. The afternoon is also the time to find a thriving outdoor food market, a brass band playing or even just the curio of traditional shoe shiners available for convenience. Come evening, the hordes arrive from Lloyds of London and the Gherkin to spend their evening at The Lamb or The New Moon pubs, making Thursday evenings especially a quite remarkable sight; the area teeming with suited city workers letting their hair down in and around two proudly traditional pubs within a few metres of each other. As a place to shop, dine, drink or simply admire the sights, Leadenhall Market is like no other. Amongst London’s many hidden gems, it shines brighter than most. 15

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LIMEWOOD HOTEL WELLY BOOT CAMP If you still haven’t shifted those New Year pounds, take a trip to the Hampshire countryside for the Limewood Hotels and Herb House Spa’s last Welly Boot Camp session of the season on 15 February. A fun twist on the traditional boot camp, the course runs from Sunday to Thursday and combines exercise, support and relaxation techniques for an all-over body workout. limewoodhotel.co.uk Beaulieu Road, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7FZ This month, leading sports injury specialists, Pure Sports Medicine, are hosting a special one-off event entitled ‘Injury Management and Last Minute Tips’. The seminar on 28 February will take place at their Canary Wharf branch. puresportsmed.com, Canary Wharf, Level 2, Cabot Place, Canary Wharf, E14 4QT, 08447 700 800

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In a nutshell, how would you describe Shine? Carla: A place for all your hair, health and beauty needs Steph: A vibrant and contemporary collaboration between hair, beauty and health professionals. Sandro: A unique experience. How did the three of you come together to create Shine? Carla: After opening Shine on Church Street, I knew that expansion was going to require help. Choosing Steph and Sandro was about finding people with a similar work and life ethic. Steph: I have years of hairdressing experience and a diploma in Shiatsu so I developed and managed the health side of the business. Expansion in Newington Green was a case of finding a third person sympathetic to and excited by the brand. We were happy to find Sandro! Sandro: It was a bit of a risk to go into business with people I hardly knew, but it was clear that the Shine concept was the challenge I was looking for! Nearly four years later, I can safely say that I was right to go for AMICI MIEI it. I couldn’t

ask for a better mix of personalities What is the company ethos? Carla: To provide a space that offers its customers and staff a place of nurturing, care and growth. There really is something for everyone. Steph: To provide an oasis from the stresses of city life. Feeling well is fundamental to looking great; the internal and external both have a chance to be nourished at Shine. Sandro: To provide wellness for our clientele with a relaxing environment and a group of fantastic, professional people that will make you look and feel great! There are a lot of hair and beauty salons in the North London area. What makes you stand apart from the crowd? Carla: Our passion for people. We select our team very carefully. Steph: Carla and I spoke in 2003 about creating a centre of excellence. That has underpinned our philosophy ever since and shapes who we attract. We believe if you set high standards, people will strive towards them. The health centre was the unique selling point and has continued to develop into an incredibly multidisciplinary practice. Sandro: I think what really makes us stand out is our passion for what we do and the constant attention to detail. We also have a very strict training programme. You have a lot of treatments available, how did you come to find such a wide

selection of practitioners? Carla: Both Stephanie and I have a background in complementary health. Stephanie is constantly searching for practitioners who are at the top of their fields. Steph: It’s a dynamic and organic process. Sometimes we pro-actively seek, sometimes we are approached by people wanting to join the team. Sandro: I think that Stephanie really has a gift for always choosing the right practitioners Are you planning any new ventures at the moment? Carla: No! (Whilst quietly dreaming of an East End spa!) Steph: Not yet, but Shine Italy would be a bit warmer! If you ever have a moment to yourselves, where do you socialise? Carla: We are creatures of habit and fine food. We’re often found at local food haunts Homa, Trangallan and Fred & Fran, which is new to Stokey. Steph: We love to explore the local ventures in and around East London - it’s so vibrant! York Hall spa for relaxation, the Rio Cinema and Arcola Theatre for culture and fun dancing at the Rivoli in South London. Sandro: Well I am quite addicted to food (I’m Italian after all). I love Homa, Amici Miei, The Empress, Trullo and many others. shineholistic.co.uk

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and procedures. Cosmetic industries sometimes have a bad name, but the Clinic’s professionalism is at its core and is evident from my first consultation, with a detailed client file set up immediately. I’m signed up for the BriteSmile Laser Whitening treatment with home top-up kit. The number one US whitening system, the procedure is known for both its amazing results and safety. Prior to my appointment, I pay a visit to the clinic’s hygienist who gives my teeth a much needed onceover and advises me on maintaining a healthy set of teeth. On the day of my appointment, Dr Tim and his assistant take an impression and I sit back in the chair with Erin Brockovich playing on a pair of high-tech goggles (perhaps I’m subconsciously coveting a Julia Roberts mega-watt smile). Once they’re popped on, it’s difficult to tell exactly what’s going on, but my mouth is wedged open and the gel is applied over each tooth and a strong light beams on my teeth. After 20 minutes it’s washed off and reapplied and this happens four times over the course of the treatment. It’s surreal and at times slightly uncomfortable, but the whole thing goes very quickly. With a final rinse and, blinking from the removal of the goggles, I’m given a hand-held mirror to admire the results. They’re

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BE MY VALENTINE Fall in Love again this Valentine’s Day with Thistle Hotels

Thistle have teamed up with Twentieth Century Fox to offer you a fantastic package this Valentine’s Day. Treat a loved one to a one night’s stay at Thistle, breakfast in bed, a bottle of wine and chocolates in your room including two preview tickets to the advanced screenings of Titanic in 3D. Package prices start from £89 per couple. Book now by visiting www. thistle.com/titanic. Hurry as packages are limited. Plus get engaged in February 2012 and win your engagement party, wedding and honeymoon in Malaysia. Visit www.thistle.com/weddingcompetition. Terms and Conditions apply.

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Maghreb has been Upper Street’s finest Moroccan eatery since 1998, so you will be in safe hands if you choose to woo your loved one with dinner here on Valentine’s Day. Moroccan cuisine has a fantastic range of textures and flavours to suit all palates. Maghreb take traditional ingredients and recipes and give them a modern twist for London foodies. Try a succulent duck tagine with cous cous and pastillas (a traditional meat pie). Delicious! maghreb-restaurant.com, 189 Upper Street, N1 1RQ, 0207 226 2305

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If you are looking for a chilled out environment to relax in this Valentine’s Day, then Boho Mexica is the place for you. Creating an authentic Mexican atmosphere, the team deliver all the classics we have come to know and love and some new and exciting twists that will tantalise your taste buds. We recommend the Pulpos Encebollados; sauteed calamari and baby octopus with chipotle chile and onions, served with corn tortillas and rice. Say “hola” to your newest foodie addiction. 151-153 Commercial Street, Shoreditch, E1 6BJ, 0207 377 8418, bohomexica.co.uk

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Chef Patron Ed Shaerf has planned a romantic evening of fine dining at One Blenheim Terrace for Valentine’s Day. With two special five course menus set to delight diners, and three options for each course, the only thing to worry about is which dishes to choose! The Luxury Menu (£60) features complimentary champagne and sharing dishes such as the delicious One Blenheim classic Black Forrest gateaux baked Alaska. The Lover’s Menu (£40) features dishes like shellfish bisque and Madagascan vanilla crème brûlée. Advance booking required. To book call 020 7372 1722, or view full menus and book online at oneblenheimterrace.co.uk

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LAB SPA

Come and unwind with a full body pamper at The Laboratory Spa and Health Club this Valentine’s Day. The spas can be your sanctuary of peace and calm. Spa day packages include full use of all facilities, such as newly refurbished treatment rooms, gym and fitness classes, Scandinavian saunas, elegant marble steam rooms and a poolside relaxation area. There are a wide selection of packages to suit all needs, from holistic therapies to indulgent beauty treatments to get you back into tip top condition. The Avenue, Muswell Hill, N10 2QJ, 020 8482 3000, enquiries@labspa.co.uk

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Almeida, Islington’s finest neighbourhood restaurant. Situated just off Upper Street, Almeida is a hidden gem exuding charm and sophistication, the perfect venue to spend a romantic evening. Head chef Alan Jones has created an exceptional Valentine’s menu for you and your loved one to enjoy including the sensational sharing dish Almeida spit roast milk-fed lamb shoulder, dauphinoise potatoes, sautéed spinach, roast baby onions and Madeira jus. The menu is priced at £45 per person for 3 courses or £65 per person for 3 courses including an aperitif, amuse bouche, coffee and petit fours. For more information or to book call 020 7354 4777 or email almeida-reservations@danddlondon.com. 30 Almeida Street, London N1 1AD www.almeida-restaurant.co.uk

PROUD CABARET CITY

Make Love Not War! This Valentine’s Day, Proud Cabaret City is the pride of Britain in London’s most romantic night out. Proud Cabaret does retro romantic - for one night only be a beauty from the blitz or a national hero, as wartime sweethearts celebrate Valentine’s Day in true 1940’s fashion. £79 for 2 sharing – enjoy cava on arrival, 2 starters, 2 main courses and a romantic sharing dessert. Call 0207 283 1940 or email Naomi@proud.co.uk for reservations

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Your first choice for bespoke floral design in the heart of Islington. Paula Pryke is an internationally renowned florist with an unrivalled reputation for innovative and exciting floral creations, ranging from birthday bouquets to weddings and corporate events. She is also the author of 15 books on the subject of flower arranging, and her work features regularly in all the best interiors magazines. Call Paula’s team now for that extra special Valentine’s bouquet, or for any other occasion when you need a very special way to say it with flowers. Deliveries in London and throughout the UK mainland by arrangement. Paula Pryke Flowers, The Flower House, Cynthia Street, London N1 9JF, 020 7837 7336, www.paulapryke.com

THE DRAPER’S ARMS

The charming Drapers Arms is an 1830s pub in a residential area of Islington. Although they exude an informal, relaxed atmosphere, they take their food, drink and service seriously. Well chosen and carefully tended ales (Harveys Sussex, Sambrooks Wandle and Truman”s Runner) and wines (18 available by the glass) add to a range of authentic lagers, spirits and soft drinks. Their food is freshly prepared and the menu changes daily and across the seasons. With a focus on being enjoyable, honest and seasonal, the Draper’s Arms are also affordable. There is a lovely upstairs dining room that can accommodate weddings, christenings and parties. 020 7619 0348, thedrapersarms.com, Drapers Arms, 44 Barnsbury Street, Islington, N1 1ER

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Love is in the air and to celebrate the opening of its second clinic on Upper Street, Beauty Republic is offering special deals on all treatments throughout February. The clinic specialises in aesthetic treatments and products for face and body including microdermabrasion, dermal rollers, non-surgical microcurrent face lift, G5 anti-cellulite, UltraCav fat reduction, Radio Frequency skin tightening and IPL hair removal, as well as all your favourite beauty treatments such as eyelash extensions, massage, manicures and pedicures, all at very affordable prices, (including a flat rate pricing structure for IPL at £50 per 30min treating any areas you like!). Treat yourself or your loved one to a pampering treatment or gift this Valentine’s Day...not sure what they would like?... Give them a gift voucher so they can choose for themselves! www.beautyrepublic.net; 138 Upper Street, N1 1QP 020 3302 2791; 7 Belsize Terrace NW3 4AX t. 020 7125 0303 37

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lissfully unassuming and with soft candlelight filtering from its large sash windows, The House is an elegant and highly welcoming restaurant. In what at first appears to be an old family home is actually one of the most innovative pub and dining rooms of recent years. Serving rustic British cuisine by Michelin star chefs, The House has become a metaphor for a social change in the area. With its inter-war charm and red brick character, the Islington venue dates back to the early 1930s and many locals will remember its former existence as the ‘Belinda Castle’. A notorious favourite of local gangsters, the previous owner may have had the best of intentions, but he all too often found himself locked in the cellar at the behest of a violent cabal. So rough that even the pool table had a tattoo on its leg; something had to change. And change it did when

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FOOD & DRINK Barnaby Meredith purchased the venue in 2000. Operating radical open-heart surgery and re-branding as ‘The House’, the Meredith Group are one of the key pioneers behind the gastro pub movement of the early Noughties. While the gastro pub label clearly irks Barnaby, who proudly describes The House as a “pub and dining room”, the visionary behind The House has exceptional credentials; learning his trade at Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons in Switzerland before working for Marco Pierre White at Quo Vadis. Taking one day off in seven years prior to his Islington venture, Barnaby‘s vision for his restaurant is explicitly clear. After frequently attending supercilious restaurants and leaving disappointed, Barnaby wanted the reverse at The House. Guests should come with modest expectations and leave feeling overjoyed by the quality of the cuisine and service. Surrounded by twisted maple trees and less than a ten minute walk from Essex Road Station, Canonbury and Highbury & Islington, there is certainly no shortage of customers in this suburban manor. The House has surpassed all expectations since its official launch in 2002. Barnaby’s core mission has been to get local residents to feel at home as - back in the early Noughties - he felt the majority of North Londoners “preferred to dine in the West End than stay in Islington”. While the area today may appear wealthy, with rising house prices and excellent amenities, Canonbury and particularly the nearby Marquess Estate had a rather grim reputation at the turn of the century. Barnaby realised that “where the

women are, the men will follow” and The House has proved to be a safe, attractive and highly desirable destination for women to unwind at the weekends. With an expanding wine list offering a refined and eclectic range of old and new world wines, it is an excellent place to go on a first date. Both sexes are highly recommended to order Barnaby’s favourite dish, the decadent Shepherds’ pie, which is beautifully composed of elegant chunks of braised lamb shank and served with mash and fresh vegetables. The meat is bursting with flavour and captures the essence of their desire to serve the best of British with exceptionally high quality ingredients. The House offer a popular twofor-one pizza night on Mondays and Tuesdays, however, Barnaby has chosen to maintain last year’s prices and steadfastly refused to compromise on The House’s reputation for quality. With the front bar expertly commanded by general manager Blair, there is an explicit understanding from the staff that Barnaby “doesn’t pay their wages, the customer does”, determined to attract more customers than ever before. On approaching their tenth anniversary in September, there will be a massive party to celebrate a decade of success at The House. “We want to be here forever,” says Barnaby, and with exceptional British cuisine served in a simple and elegant environment, there seems little reason to disagree. thehouseislington.com 63 – 69 Canonbury Road, Islington N1 2DG

RECIPE Fresh Crab & Ginger Spring Rolls, Red Pepper, Spring Onion & Balsamic Makes 6 portions (12 spring rolls) • 500g white crab meat • 30g chopped chives • 10g grated ginger • Zest of 1 lemon • Spring roll sheets (from any Chinese Food Store) • 3 roasted red peppers roughly chopped and cooled • Bunch of Spring onions finely sliced Mix the crab meat, chives, ginger and lemon zest in a bowl. Spoon the mixture onto the spring roll sheets, fold the ends in and roll up. Brush with egg white to seal the flap. Deep fry in hot oil for one minute. To serve press the roasted red pepper into a circular cutter, remove the cutter and place the cooked spring rolls on top then sprinkle with spring onions, add a drizzle of Balsamic Vinegar around the plate to garnish. 39

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VALENTINES DINNER WITH LIVE OPERA AT ROTUNDA Serenade your Valentine this month with an intimate evening of food and live opera, courtesy of Portuguese Tenor Alberto Sousa. The seriously sumptuous four-course menu boasts delicious seasonal ingredients, including lamb from Rotunda’s own Northumberland farm. £48.50, 14th February rotundabarandrestaurant.co.uk, Kings Place, 90 York Way N1 9AG

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FOODIE NEWS PAUL A YOUNG NEW COLLECTION Award-winning chocolatier Paul A Young has launched a sophisticated collection for Valentine’s Day. Highlights include black pepper and sea salt marzipan; roquefort, roast walnut and honey and Yorkshire rhubarb, stem ginger and pink pepper. paulayoung.co.uk 33 Camden Passage, Islington, N1 8EA

Beefeater 24 have collaborated with renowned molecular mixologist Tony Conigliaro to create a unique Valentine’s Day event, the Beefeater 24 Science of Love Molecular Masterclass. An exclusive free session, the masterclass will give cocktail lovers an insight into the world of molecular mixology with a behind the scenes tour of his lab, The Drinks Factory. 18th February 35 Britannia Row, N1 8QH. Free to attend, however spaces are limited, see drinkfactory.blogspot.com

From the gastro front

DINE IN THE DARK AT DANS LE NOIR? Looking for an alternative Valentine’s treat? Dans le Noir? provide a wholly unique dining concept. From the moment you step inside the Clerkenwell restaurant you are cloaked in darkness and blind waiters dart nimbly between tables. On 13th and 14th February they’re inviting you to sample their special aphrodisiac menu. For £85 guests can sup on a glass of champagne, enjoy canapés and a three-course surprise meal and two glasses of wine. danslenoir.com, 30-31 Clerkenwell Green, EC1R 0DU, 020 7253 110 41

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The Icon ROB RYAN Perhaps Mr Ryan hasn’t been around long enough to be considered an ‘icon’, but his intricate paper-cuttings have taken the design world by storm. I gave these mugs as a wedding present and love the slightly OTT romanticism of the line of poetry that only makes sense once the mugs are placed side-by-side. £16.99 tch.net

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When did you set up Fraher Architects? Was starting your own company always the ultimate goal? We set up the practice in 2009, originally as a sole trader company with (fellow Director) Joe Fraher at the helm. Starting the company was always a goal of Joe’s in particular, but not something that I had considered. With the economy nose diving and the construction industry being in a particularly bad way, most architects had been made redundant at some point, we were just lucky to have enough private work to establish ourselves. It was, and still is, a huge risk. However, whilst we are young and ambitious we made a go of it.

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Where did you study architecture, have you always wanted to be an architect? Myself and Joe both studied architecture at The University of Nottingham, which is where we met. We continue to teach at the University, running 6th year design studios on a weekly basis, helping us to keep abreast of the latest research and innovation. I think people often don’t grow up wanting to be an architect, unless there is one in the family. A vet, or professional sportswoman seemed far more appealing to me! I have an arts background which is why I was attracted to the Nottingham course, whilst Joe has more of an engineering background - Nottingham offers a very practical and balanced course. What kind of projects have you had the opportunity to work on? We currently specialise in the private and commercial residential market. We have clients that are both home owners and large residential developers. We work on a daily basis with established client bodies as well as the smaller private client, which keeps the importance of the individual at the forefront of our design work. We are currently working on a large commercial residential project of 30 new homes within a new sustainable neighbourhood, as well as a number of private houses and contemporary extensions across London. The briefing process for us is particularly important, ideas start flowing the moment we visit site and discuss requirements with our clients. 53

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What are the biggest challenges in running a small practice? Time off and switching off! A challenge for us is always the misconception that just because a practice is small, it doesn’t mean that it isn’t the practice for larger scale complex work. A business is only as good as the people it employs, being small means we can control the ‘good eggs.’ The industry has a reputation as being a very male dominated one. Do you find this to be the case? Yes very much so, and the latest issue of the Architect’s Journal (featuring a survey on women in architecture) certainly highlights this! It can be intimidating being the only female on a building site, and you have to be careful not to over assert yourself in order to compete. I find it’s about having confidence in my abilities as well as using a female approach communication and problem solving! One of the reasons why I joined Fraher Architects was because it would enable me to have children at some point and work from a home office on a more flexible basis. If I was working for someone else, the pressure to return to work with the associated long hours would make family life more challenging. What do you think of the quality and variety of architecture in London today? I love London and its architectural highlights, but more and more I realise that they are historic gems and not the new buildings popping up that I love. I

particularly like restoration combined with new build, my favourites are the Tate Modern, the Medieval and Renaissance galleries at the V&A, The Soane Musem and Raven Row Gallery. At the start of my career I worked for Julian Harrap Architects and I believe this encouraged a love of historic architecture mixed with the highest quality contemporary design. I think there are many poor new projects being built as well as some great ones, however, it is so hard to tell whether the poor quality is down to the design team or work constraints e.g brief, authorities and money!

Farringdon Station are exciting. What architects or practices inspire you and do you have a favourite building? New practices that are being set up by young architects inspire me; it’s good to see people taking risks as we are. I find the work that Bjarke Ingels Group does is fantastic and he is such an inspirational speaker. Sverre Fehn, Zumthor, Scarpa and Hertzberger are architects that I always refer to when working. As for a favourite building, I don’t really have one in particular. To be self indulgent, I am thrilled with how our Jewel Box Project has worked out and we are really excited about releasing the images of the Wildflower Barn shortly.

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What do you like about the area you work in? Architecturally, what kind of developments are happening in the local area? Our offices are situated in Barbican and I love being across the road from Smithfields and the Barbican Centre, we really feel like we are in the middle of a design quarter. Working in Islington has been great for us and we have found Islington Borough Council to be very supportive of good quality contemporary design with sensitive planning contexts. It takes an innovative and brave local authority to encourage this. The recently completed Angel Building by AHMM is wonderful and all the works for the new

With the recession and job shortages for recent graduates, would you say that it is a difficult time for architects and small practices in particular? Very difficult indeed as there is such a limited amount of work out there. We have worked hard to build our built portfolio, which is ultimately how we are judged and find new jobs. It takes a lot for a client to trust you with a significant amount of money, which is usually the largest investment that they will ever make. However, with relatively low overheads, grit and determination, maybe it is the time for younger practices to advance and really highlight the benefits of working with small, motivated and committed new practices. If you would like to work with Fraher Architects on your own project, please contact mail@fa-her.com; fra-her.com

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THE CITY Dubai is a grown-up Disneyland crossed with Las Vegas. Our first trip was to the The Palm Atlantis where we wandered the Lost Chambers, followed by the spectacular Dubai fountains via the huge Dubai Mall. My personal highlight was visiting the top of the Burj Khalifa where we sipped champagne at Atmosphere bar and listened to some live music - a great alternative way to experience the spectacular views. The next day we visited The Walk at Jumeira Beach Residents - adjacent to the beach, there’s a range of restaurants, clothing stores, boutiques, department stores, cafés and gyms to check out. We followed this with a slightly more authentic Dubai experience - walking the streets of the tranquil, restored Bastakia area and the multicultural Karama. Our final evening saw us back at Desert Palm at steak restaurant Rare, where we enjoyed a full modern international grill. As a vegetarian I was slightly worried there might not be

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What is your background in art and when did you join Hoxton Art Gallery? I helped launch Hoxton Art Gallery with the director Matthew Nickerson last year. Before that I worked at the Whitechapel Gallery where I did an internship in the curatorial department. As a curator I was doing pop up shows in East London, which is a great way to promote artists and your curatorial work. I have worked in galleries since I was 18 and studied Art History at university so my path has been a predicable one but also a lot of hard work! Did you always want to be involved in the art-world and work as a curator? I was drawn to art from an early age. After completing a fine art degree I did work temporarily in the fashion industry as a photographer but I soon realised I wanted to continue working in the art world. I also realised that my passion and interest was in orchestrating exhibitions and acting as a facilitator for artists and creative practitioners, so curating just seemed natural. What is it about contemporary art that interests you? Contemporary art is a language that manifests societal issues as well as being a platform for individuals to present ideas. I believe contemporary art is a vehicle that can advocate change and lateral thinking in people and consequently I love taking part in disseminating it to an audience.

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What are your favourite art movements and artists? Every art movement has its own value but the arts and crafts movement has always been a favourite. I don’t have one favourite artist, as in my profession that would be almost immoral! What is a typical day like in the gallery? Hectic! The assumption is that gallery life is a rather cushy number but we are constantly busy with organising projects, installations and our exhibition programme. What do you think of the art scene in London, do you think it is difficult for up and coming artists to succeed professionally, especially given the current financial climate? The London art scene is one of the best in the world. It is a difficult time for artists but I don’t think that is a good enough excuse to give up. Some of the best art has been created in hard times and my advice to any artists or creatives is to keep persevering! Who have you got to work with recently and what are your up-coming projects? Recently I got to work with the artist Alice Cunningham, an Associate of the Royal British Sculpture Society. We installed her Suits Cubed sculpture in a corporate foyer on Old Street. It was a lot of fun and there has been a wave of interest and conversation about her work since then and I have

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A charming 4 storey, Victorian mid terraced family house set within this delightful enclave to the East of Highbury Park & within the Sotheby Road conservation area. The house extends to approx. 2,133sq ft & offers 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a double reception room with period fire places & a 22ft rear garden.

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This 4 bedroom house is situated on a beautiful square in Angel & has been recently refurbished to a modern standard whilst preserving the period features. Comprising a large open plan kitchen/dining room, formal reception room, master bedroom, 3 further double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, utility area & a large garden with decked area. The house is flooded with natural light & benefits from lots of storage.

This beautiful 2 double bedroom upper maisonette is set in the heart of Barnsbury & has been recently refurbished. The property comprises 2 double bedrooms & a modern bathroom on the 1st floor, the 2nd floor holds the open plan kitchen/reception room with sliding doors opening onto a private balcony.

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Graham Street N1 £625 per week

A beautiful split level Georgian conversion set in the heart of Angel & only moments from the underground & the buzz of Upper Street. Set across the ground & lower ground floor it comprises 2 double bedrooms, a new bathroom, open plan kitchen/reception room with modern appliances & a well presented garden.

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MARKET INSIGHT Mark Wellington, Manager at Benham & Reeves Residential Lettings City Office How was 2011 for you? 2011 was really successful for us, with our City lettings office experiencing an unprecedented rental requirement. During our quieter period in December, we let 12 flats in just a few days which illustrates the strength of local demand. We now have tenants waiting for properties and are constantly looking for new property instructions to keep pace. How long have you been based in the City and what makes this area so special within London? I’ve been working in City property for 12 years - it’s incredible to see how the area has grown in popularity. Developments are shooting up around the fringes and there are even some skyscrapers with residential apartments. We are a long way from becoming Manhattan, but watch this space! The City is steeped in history, offers good shopping, great restaurants and nightlife and is only a short Tube journey from central London. What’s the typical property you have on your books at present? Most of our properties are in modern developments, plus a few converted Victorian apartment buildings just north of the City near Old Street. Property sizes range but are mainly studios to two and three bed apartments and penthouses. With the rental market so strong, how do you see the next 12 months? What advice do you have for those looking to rent and those looking to let their properties? I expect demand to continue to exceed supply. We currently have 10 applicants for every available property.

We recommend tenants research the market to see what they can get for their budget. Register early as we have waiting lists and update registered applicants first when new instructions come in. Tenants should act quickly when they see a property they like. For investors, although yields can be lower than in some areas due to high property prices, void periods are minimal. Ensure your property is well presented. Listen to your agent’s advice regarding asking rental. Are you optimistic for 2012? 2012 looks set to be a strong year for the private rentals market. Many professionals will continue to rent as credit remains restricted. Our Short Lets department is inundated with bookings for the Olympics. Demand should also remain high from professionals and students relocating to London.

In an area with so many lettings agents, what makes your agency different? We’re founding members of ARLA. We don’t sell property so we concentrate on matching tenants to properties and on the needs of our landlords, many of whom have been with us for decades. Our offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai and India ensure international landlords can talk to someone in their own time zone and they greatly value this local service. We like to think of ourselves as a ‘one-stop’ partner - offering lettings, property management, furnishing and refurbishment services – all from under one roof. 107 Fleet Street, EC4 Tel 020 7213 9700 www.brlets.co.uk

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Tottenham Lane, Crouch End, N8 Prices from £775,000 A unique development of four bedroom townhouses in a convenient and central position within fashionable Crouch End. The properties have ample family accommodation laid out over three floors with a stunning roof terrace offering large outside entertaining space and views towards Alexandra Palace. Freehold. Land and New Homes 020 8222 7200 Email newhomes@kfh.co.uk

Stroud Green Road, Stroud Green, N4 Price £234,950 The Parade is a superb development of newly built one and two bedroom apartments located in the heart of Finsbury Park. The development is within an easy walk of Stroud Green’s busy shopping centre with its bars and restaurants and nearby Finsbury Park underground station. Leasehold. Land and New Homes 020 8222 7200 Email newhomes@kfh.co.uk

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Dibden Street, Islington, N1 ÂŁ2,058 pcm Well presented two bedroom flat in an enviable location close to Upper Street and Angel station. The property comprises spacious dual aspect reception, modern open plan kitchen, two luxury bathrooms and great storage. Furnished. Islington 020 7359 3636 Email lis@kfh.co.uk

Balls Pond Road, Islington, N1 ÂŁ1,841 pcm Stunning two bedroom flat which is arranged over the second floor of this large period building close to great transport links. The property is well presented throughout and offers a bright reception room, two bathrooms and lots of period features including high ceilings. Available from the middle of February. Islington 020 7359 3636 Email lis@kfh.co.uk

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This gorgeous two bed duplex apartment offers modern, light and airy interiors with high ceilings and a private garden. Beautiful fitted kitchen | two double bedrooms | wooden floors | chic and minimalist finish

Benwell Road, N7

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Offering a fantastic Georgian house that requires some modernisation but has the potential to be truly fantastic. Four double bedrooms | private garden | original features | excellent transport links

Islington office | 020 7354 2480 | islington@winkworth.co.uk 65 Upper Street, N1 0NY

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A fantastic Neo-Georgian property in the sought after John Spencer Square, close to the beautiful green spaces of Highbury Fields. Fresh minimalist interiors | flooded with natural light | two bedrooms | modern kitchen

Highwood Court, N5

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Set within a stylish modern development in an enviable location next to Highbury Fields is this two bed apartment. Immaculate condition | private parking space | Miele appliances | heated limestone flooring

Islington office | 020 7354 2480 | islington@winkworth.co.uk 65 Upper Street, N1 0NY

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Arlington Square, N1

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An amazing four bed house located on Arlington Square which is superbly located for Regent’s Canal, offering a host of waterside cafés and restaurants as well as stunning walks and fantastic wildlife. Light filled reception room | open plan kitchen/diner | private garden | three bathrooms | four double bedrooms

Islington office | 020 7354 2480 | islington@winkworth.co.uk 65 Upper Street, N1 0NY

Highbury office | 020 7989 7000 | highbury@winkworth.co.uk 106 Highbury Park, N5 2XE

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Hamptons Islington Lettings Lettings. 020 7717 5455 islingtonlettings@hamptons-int.com

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Eden N7 -–£600 perper week – Short Let ClothGrove, Fair, EC1 £1,250 week Offer a shorthouse let basis, this lovely one bedroomcondition ground floor flat benefits from A veryonunique presented in immaculate offering well sized modern fittings throughout, concierge communal gardens and aofprivate accommodation in this historic streetfacility, overlooking the Priory Church St patio area. Bartholomew the Great. Available furnished.

Huntingdon Street, - £650 week – Short Let Botolph Alley, EC3 N1 – £500 perper week This immaculate first floor period is fully fitted both shorter A stunning one bedroom flat on theconversion second floor of this newfor development and longer terms contemporary tenancies and living, boasts quietly a wealth of light with offering spacious tucked away, yetpicturesque moments outlook. from the nearby amenities. Available furnished.

Carronade Court, - £350 per week – Long Let Prescot Street, E1 N7 – £350,000 Leasehold Set in a modern development, this one bedroom open plan property benefits A larger than average split level one bedroom flat facing the landscaped from modern fittings concierge whilst being minutes from courtyard within the and award winningfacility No.1 Prescot Streetonly development. Holloway Road Tube.

Goswell Road,EC4 EC1 –- £395 per week – Long Let Martin Lane, £775,000 Leasehold

Pentonville N1EC1 - £695 per week – Long Let Let Myddelton Road, Square, – £725 per week – Long

Essex Road, N1 - £1250 per week – Long– Let Coleman Fields, N1 – £895 per week Long Let

Spacious south-facing apartment with City skyline Located onand thiscontemporary beautiful square, we are delighted to offer a stunning split views. Constructed withwith highnatural qualitylight, fixtures and fittings floors level period conversion modern fittings and and awood wealth of throughout. space throughout.

Set a new development, this2first floor apartment open of plan Thisinimmaculately presented bedroom apartmentbenefits is on thefrom 4th floor a living which is bright and in airy modern whilst being stunning period building thewith heart of the fittings Square throughout Mile. only seconds from Angel Tube Station and Upper Street.

Immaculate house with house greatintransport links, front with anda rear garden, Spacious three bedroom the heart of Islington wealth impressive space with high specification throughout. of light andliving modern fittings throughout with fittings lovely rear extension and private patio/garden.

Hamptons International has been crowned Gold Winner in Best for Property Management at the 2011 Lettings Agency of the Year Awards in association with The Sunday Times and The Times, recognising Hamptons’ commitment to exceptional customer service and its status as an employer of choice. Call us to find out more about how our Property Management Services can help us meet your property requirements.

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ELMORE STREET, N1 An exceptional apartment, finished to a very high standard with many bespoke features, set on the raised ground and garden level of this handsome period property, with its own private south facing garden. 2 bedrooms, bathroom, reception room. ÂŁ575,000 Leasehold 020 7354 9737 islington@faronsutaria.co.uk

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KELVIN ROAD, N5 A stunning property situated moments from the beautiful spaces of Highbury Fields and the renowned shops of Highbury Barn. Offering spacious and flexible accommodation, with high ceilings, period features and a south facing roof terrace. 4 bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, reception room. ÂŁ849,950 Freehold 020 7354 9737 islington@faronsutaria.co.uk

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PROPERTY

ROUNDUP

ARUNDEL SQUARE, HOLLOWAY, LONDON N7

A stunning church conversion situated next to a popular garden square. This sympathetically converted apartment retains many of the original features and is located close to Highbury and Islington tube stations. The apartment has two bedrooms and a bathroom, a gorgeous large open plan reception rooms with dining area and a separate fully fitted kitchen. Arundel Square is for sale with Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward Islington branch 020 7226 2487 for £535,000 – Leasehold

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BELITHA VILLAS, N1 - GUIDE PRICE £2.2M, FREEHOLD

A four storey end of terrace Grade II listed family house set in a wide plot. Belitha Villas is in the Barnsbury Conservation area. This is a charming early Victorian house with well proportioned rooms and flexible accommodation. Of particular note is the full length first floor drawing room with light from both the front and pretty side bow window. There are seven bedrooms in total but the adaptability of the floor space allows for separate nanny/ granny accommodation at lower ground floor level. The house has been modernised but retains period features. It is a lovely bright and airy house providing ample room for a growing family. The garden wraps around the house on its corner plot and a double garage sits at the back of the garden Savills 020 7226 1313

HEMINGFORD ROAD N1 £1,275 PER WEEK

PRINCE GEORGE ROAD, N16 £689,000

A magnificent 1900 sq ft four bedroom family house enjoying a wider than average plot on the corner of Hemingford Road and Ripplevale Grove, within this most sought after and desirable location of Barnsbury Conservation area. This elegant period home is set over four storeys and is offered in immaculate decorative condition throughout. Currell Lettings Islington@currell.com 020 7288 9109

A superb and well presented Victorian house with lots of charm and character, including wooden flooring and high ceilings. The property has recently been refurbished throughout to an excellent standard and benefits from a double reception room, three spacious double bedrooms, a charming kitchen/diner, bathroom, WC, cellar and loft area, as well as a beautifully planted town garden. Felicity J Lord stoke.newington@fjlord.co.uk 020 7923 0158

THE ISLINGTON COMPANY OPENS NEW OFFICE

The Islington Company is a property services business with an emphasis on residential property lettings and management. We are now launching our brand new office that is going to serve as a hub for other property professionals too. At The Islington Company, we also believe in becoming an indispensable part of our local community by supporting local charities and exciting independent artists. We also shop locally and always welcome new B2B connections. Our aim is to be recognised as the most dynamic, innovative and original in the industry. At The Islington Company we are also currently working on bringing you a series of events targeted at property investors, landlords and aspiring landlords. This series will consist of seminars, workshops, talks by the industry professionals and informal networking events. Vaida Filmanaviciute vaida@theislington company.co.uk 020 3589 0127

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£550,000 * 2 Bathrooms * Patio Garden * Downstairs WC

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£770,000 * West Facing Garden * Excellent Transport Links * Cloakroom

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Statham Grove, N16 * 4 Bedroom Victorian House * 2 Bathrooms * Well Designed Loft Space

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£825,000 * Quiet Cul de Sac * Delightful Mature Garden * Opposite Clissold Park

Prince George Road, N16 * Well Presented Victorian House * 3 Bedrooms * Cellar and Loft Area

£665,500 * Recently Refurbished * Beautifully Planted Town Garden * Downstairs WC

Residential Sales STOKE NEWINGTON 69 Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 0AR stoke.newington@fjlord.co.uk Lettings and NEWINGTON 69 Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 0AR Sales STOKE Residential STOKE STOKE NEWINGTON NEWINGTON 69 69 Stoke Stoke Newington Newington Church Church Street, Street, London London N16 N16 0AR 0AR Sales Sales Residential Residential stoke.newington@fjlord.co.uk and Lettings stoke.newington@fjlord.co.uk stoke.newington@fjlord.co.uk Lettings Lettings and and FJ LORD STOKE FEB 12.indd 2

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* Four storeys * Three roof terraces * Three bathrooms

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* Period features * Cul de sac location * No chain

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* Duplex apartment * Three Bedrooms * Three bedrooms Islington, London N1 2XQ. *Residential Three roof terraces PrivateStreet, lift * Shared garden Sales ISLINGTON 313* Upper *and In excess of 2500 square feet * Three bathrooms * Barnsbury location Lettings islington@fjlord.co.uk

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£725,000

£725,000 * Just off Cloudesley Square * First and second floors * Period features

ISLINGTON 313 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 2XQ. islington@fjlord.co.uk

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AGENTS DIRECTORY 1 HAMPTONS 87 Upper Street, N1 0NP Tel: 020 7359 5675 www.hamptons.co.uk

Currell New Homes Reliance Wharf N1 Prices from £290,000

2 CLUTTONS 6 Camden Walk, N1 8DY T: 020 7354 6666 www.cluttons.com 3 CHESTERTON HUMBERTS 327-329 Upper Street, N1 2XQ T: 020 7359 9777 www.chestertonhumberts.com 4 WINKWORTH 65 Upper Street, N1 0NY Tel: 020 7354 2480 www.winkworth.co.uk 5 HUGH GROVER ASSOCIATES 325 Upper Street, N1 2XQ Tel: 020 7226 1010 www.hughgrover.co.uk 6 FELICITY J LORD 313 Upper Street, N1 2XQ Tel: 020 7354 5224 www.thomsoncurrie.co.uk 7 FARON SUTARIA 108-109 Upper Street, N1 1QN Tel: 020 7354 9737 www.faronsutaria.co.uk 8 LONDON & CITY 76 Essex Road, N1 8LT Tel: 020 7354 0909 www.londonandcity.com 9 MY PAD 16 Essex Road, N1 8LN Tel: 020 7226 3533 www.mylondonpad.co.uk 10 THE ISLINGTON COMPANY 97 Essex Road, N1 2SJ Tel: 020 3589 0127 www.theislingtoncompany.co.uk Project2:Layout 1

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11 DRIVERS & NORRIS 407-409 Holloway Road, N7 6HP Tel: 020 7607 5001 www.drivers.co.uk

• Exclusive new 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments • Overlooking the Regent’s Canal • Five minutes walk to the new Haggerston station (zone 2) • Built to an excellent specification

Marketing suite: 311-313 Kingsland Road, Hackney, E8 4DL open Monday to Friday (9am to 6pm) and Saturday (10am to 4pm)

For further information or to arrange an appointment please call 020 7226 6611 or email newhomes@currell.com

12 JEFFREY NICHOLAS 71 Cross Street, N1 2BB 020 7354 0707 www.jeffreynicholas.co.uk 13 WHERE NEXT Leroy House, Unit 3Q, 436 Essex Road, N1 3QP Tel: 020 3176 4150 www.wherenextislington.co.uk 14 M&M PROPERTY 97 Newington Green Road, N14QX Tel: 020 7704 0664 www.mandmproperty.co.uk

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Holloway N7 | ÂŁ339,950 L/H

A bright two bedroom chain free second floor purpose built flat situated within this popular gated development. The flat has the added benefit of a small balcony overlooking the prestigious Beaux Arts Building and small green to rear aspect. The flat is within close walking distance of local shops, excellent transport facilities both tube and bus links to the City and West End. The flat is highly recommended for first time buyers/rental investors.

The Beaux Arts Building, Holloway, N7 | ÂŁ320,000 L/H

A light spacious one bedroom apartment on the second floor of this landmark portered building. The apartment comprises a generous reception, semi open-plan fitted kitchen, large double bedroom, bathroom as well as ample storage including loft space. The Beaux Arts Building offers a host of facilities including 24 hour concierge, communal gardens and roof terrace, well equiped gym, sauna and steam room. Ideally located on a quiet residential street the property offers easy access to local shops and transport including direct links to the City and West End.

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Tufnell Park, N7 | ÂŁ340 per week

A charming one bedroom first floor apartment located in this highly desirable Grade II listed building. Internally the property features double bedroom, deceptively spacious lounge, fitted kitchen, bathroom and communal rear garden. The Beaux Arts Building has the added benefit of a 24-hour concierge, gymnasium, sauna and steam room and is perfectly located for shopping and entertainment facilities of Archway and Finsbury Park.

Holloway, N7 | ÂŁ250 per week

A newly refurbished one bedroom maisonette set over the first floor of a period converted house quietly located in a charming cul-de-sac, within walking distance to Caledonian Road and Holloway Road tube stations. The accommodation comprises fully fitted kitchen, double bedroom, lounge and tiled bathroom. The property benefits from gas central heating and comes unfurnished.

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Signs of things to come... All that’s missing are your properties! At Where Next, we know Islington, we work here, we live here – we know the area, we know our clients and we know their needs. More importantly, we know your needs as a Landlord and how to provide the best local service for both you and your prospective tenants. Islington is a unique and individual place, a community within an often faceless city; why trust the corporate competition when you can let the local experts take the headache out of letting your Islington property?

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THE IRONWORKS, N1

£750,000 LH

An eye-catching two bedroom duplex apartment situated within a warehouse conversion , boasting sleek & smart interiors, open-plan living and entertainment space. The property further comprises a living room, luxurious kitchen, two bathrooms & secure parking.

CITY ROAD, EC1

£615 PW - £630 PW

A selection of apartments/penthouses located within the ever popular development 238 City Road, these fully furnished two bedroom/two bathroom apartments are all offered fully furnished. Benefitting from daytime porter, the block is conveniently located between Angel and Old Street stations.

SPACEWORKS, E1

£450 PW

A contemporary apartment with floor to ceiling doors, spacious living room (21’5 x 20’8), stylish kitchen with stainless steel & walnut finish, two good sized double bedrooms which are carpeted, luxury white bathroom suite, separate shower room, white oiled oak floors, designer vertical radiators, video entry system, private terrace, communal lift.

ESSEX ROAD, N1

£14,000 PA

Air-conditioned A2 Office Building in a prominent location on Essex Road with various restaurants, shops, cafes, bars and numerous public transport links a short walk away. Comprises ground floor of a three storey mid terraced building. The premises has been trading as a residential estate agency.

PARKHILL ROAD, NW3

£430 PW

CHURCH ROAD, N1

£350 PW

Located in the sought after Belsize Park area of London within easy reach of the shops, bars, and restaurants of Haverstock Hill. The property comprises a bright living room, open plan kitchen, master bedroom with en-suite shower room, second bedroom, bathroom and guest cloakroom.

This newly decorated garden flat consists of two double bedrooms, spacious living room which leads out into a private garden, a contemporary white bathroom and modern kitchen. The apartment boasts real wood floors. The property is just off Essex Road only 10 minutes from The Angel.

LEROY HOUSE, UNIT 3Q, 436 ESSEX ROAD, LONDON N1 3QP TELEPHONE: 020 3176 4150 www.wherenextislington.co.uk WHERE NEXT FEB 12.indd 107

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PROPERTY ADVICE

ANDREW FLINT FROM COLMAN COYLE, GIVES HIS EXPERT ADVICE ON ALL YOUR LEGAL PROPERTY QUESTIONS

• Independent mortgage advice and service • Whole of Market • Extensive Knowledge • Professional Advice For advice call

020 7933 9710 or email mortgageadvice@charcol.co.uk

5th Floor Cutlers Exchange 123 Houndsditch London EC3A 7PQ Your initial mortgage consultation is obligation free. There will be a minimum fee for our mortgage service of £450, of which £150 is payable when you apply, and we will retain the commission from the mortgage lender. Alternatively, you can choose the fee only option which is typically 0.65% of the amount borrowed. The precise amount will depend on your circumstances and mortgage loan amount, and will be discussed and agreed before you make a mortgage application.

I would like to build a small extension to the side of my ground floor flat but I am not sure whether I own this area. Where can I find out? The first thing to do would be to check your Lease. In the Lease will be a plan and the extent of your property will probably be shown with some red edging. If the area over which you wish to build an extension is not included in this red edging you will need to contact your freeholder with a view to having this area included. This can be done by you and your freeholder entering into a relatively straight forward Deed of Variation which will incorporate a plan showing the extended area. You will also need to obtain the freeholder’s consent to do the work which may be provided by way of a simple letter, or possibly a more formal Licence for Alterations for which you would have to pay the freeholder’s solicitor’s legal fees. You may also need planning permission for the work and building regulation approval. Of course, if the area you are not sure about is included within the red edging in your Lease plan, then, subject to the approvals above, you will be able to build on it without the need for any further action. On a practical level, I would also strongly advise you to make sure you retain all of the documentation connected with this including the freeholder’s consent, Deed of Variation, the planning permission, and the building regulation Certificate of Completion, as this will certainly make your life easier when you come to sell the property.

ASK THE EXPERTS

Contact property partner Andrew Flint with no obligation on (0)20 7354 3000 or email property@colmancoyle.com

www.colmancoyle.com 80 Upper Street, Islington, N1 0NU

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AGENTS DIRECTORY 1 STIRLING ACKROYD 106 St John Street EC1M 4EH Tel: 020 7549 0606 www.stirlingackroyd.com

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2 STIRLING ACKROYD 40 Great Eastern Street EC2A 3EP Tel: 020 7749 3838 www.stirlingackroyd.com 3 FELICITY J LORD 67-71 Goswell Road EC1V 7EP Tel: 0207 251 9449 www.fjlord.co.uk

• We are London’s oldest and biggest lettings-only agency.

4 BENHAM & REEVES 107 Fleet Street, EC4A 2AF Tel: 020 7936 9790 www.brlets.co.uk

• We rent more properties to more people in the better parts of town.

5 CITYZEN The Green House, 41-42 Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0DU www.cityzenproperties.co.uk

• We can tell you exactly what you should get for your property.

6 CURRELL RESIDENTIAL 122-124 St. John Street EC1V 4JS Tel: 020 253 2533 www.currell.com

• We can tell you how you can get even more!

7 HAMPTONS Aldermary House,15 Queen Street EC4N 1TX Sales: 020 7236 8398, Lets: 020 7236 8399 www.hamptons.co.uk 8 NELSONS 110 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3AH T: 020 7613 1798 www.nelsonssales.com

• We offer this service for FREE.

So, if you are considering letting out a property call us for an informal chat.

9 McQUEEN PROPERTIES The Basement, The Back Building, 148-150 Curtain Road, EC2 3AR. Tel: 020 7613 4600 www.mcqueenproperty.com 10 PROSPECT RESIDENTIAL The Basement, 5 Hoxton Square, N1 6NU Tel: 020 7100 2010 www.prospectresidential.com 11 DWELL RESIDENTIAL The Bridge, 12-16 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M 5PQ Tel: 020 7324 6140 www.dwellresidential.co.uk 12 FELICITY J LORD 313 Upper Street N1 2XQ Tel: 020 7354 5224 www.thomsoncurrie.co.uk 13 NEXT MOVE 320 Upper Street N1 2XQ Tel: 020 7226 5050 www.nextmove.com

Nine London offices open six days a week

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King’s Cross King’s Cross

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Islington Canary Wharf

£375 pw pw Furnished Furnished £365

1/2/3 Bedrooms | 1 Reception || 1/2 1/2/3 1/2 Bathrooms Bathrooms Lift || Porter Porter || Formerly Formerly Arsenal Arsenal Stadium Lift Stadium

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Islington Hoxton

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£375pwpwUnfurnished Furnished £450

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Islington Canary Wharf

£450 £525 pw pw Furnished Furnished

Canary Wharf Clerkenwell

£425 £550pw pw Furnished Furnished

Bedrooms || 11 Reception Reception || 22 Bathrooms Bathrooms 22 Bedrooms Lift | Porter | Close to High Street and Tube Porter | Lift | Balcony | Near Old Street Tube

Bedroom || 11 Reception 21 Bedrooms Reception || 12 Bathroom Bathrooms Communal Garden Sole Agents Lift | Balcony | River| Porter Views || Close to Tube

Bedroom || 11 Reception 21 Bedrooms Reception || 12 Bathroom Bathrooms Lift | 24hr Porterage | Amenities Nearby Lift | Balcony | Close to Angel & Old Street

City 020 0207213 72139790 9790 City

City 020 7213020 9790 Canary Wharf 7038 8057

Canary 020 7038 8057 canarywharf@brlets.co.uk City 020Wharf 7213 9790 city@brlets.co.uk

City Borders Islington

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£550 £590pw pw Furnished Furnished

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Holborn Holborn

£695 £695 pw pw Furnished Furnished

Bankside Clerkenwell

£1,400 £1,300 pw pw Unfurnished Unfurnished

Bedrooms || 11 Reception Reception || 22 Bathrooms Bathrooms 22 Bedrooms Lift | Balcony | Close to Angel & Old Street Communal Garden | Porter | Sole Agents

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Hampstead Highgate Hyde Park

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LANDLORDS We have new tenants constantly knocking on our office doors Demand for rental properties is currently outstripping supply and in some parts of London we are seeing over 10 applicants for every property We urgently need properties to rent in Islington, the City and Canary Wharf. We can guarantee you better quality tenants than anyone else

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Nine offices open six days a week: Beaufort Park | Canary Wharf | City | Hampstead | Highgate Hyde Park | Imperial Wharf | Kensington | Knightsbridge

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Currell Residential

Clerkenwell 122/124 St John Street Clerkenwell, London EC1V 4JS

Myddelton Square EC1 Share of Freehold £675,000 • Requiring refurbishment • Two double bedrooms • Second floor • West facing • rade II listed • Communal rear garden

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City Road EC1 Leasehold £635,000 • Two double bedrooms • Two bathrooms • Rear patio • Concierge • Landmark ictorian conversion • rade II listed

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Ludgate Square EC4 £1,200 Per Week • Three bedrooms • Two bathrooms • Stunning terrace • iews over St Paul s • Heart of the City • Approx 1 00 square feet

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Leonard Street EC2 £1,150 Per Week • Three bedrooms • Two bathrooms • Brand new penthouse • Terrace • Walking distance to the City • Available mid February

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Islington 321 Upper Street Islington, London N1 2XQ

Hemingford Hemingford Road Road N1 N1 £1,200 £1,200per perweek week • Located in Barnsbury Conservation area • Approximately 1900 sq ft • Four bedrooms, two bathrooms • End-of-terrace, four storeys • Recently refurbished • Unfurnished, available now

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Coopers CoopersYard Yard N1 N1 £750 £750per perweek week • Modern town house • Two bedrooms, two bathrooms • Roof terrace • Quiet-yet-central N1 location • Part furnished • Available March

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Gainsborough Gainsborough Studios Studios N1 N1 £435 £435per perweek week • Two bedrooms, two bathrooms • Second floor • Overlooking Shoreditch Park • Close to Old Street station • On-site concierge • Furnished, available now

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Compton ComptonTerrace Terrace N1 N1 £485 £485per perweek week • Two bedrooms, second floor • Well-proportioned accommodation • Separate kitchen with dining area • Close to Highbury & Islington station • Furnished • Available now

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All around the City

EC2A

EC1

£800 pw

£1,100 pw

Shoreditch Lettings 1100 sq ft duplex penthouse apartment within an original warehouse comprising a large open plan living space.

Clerkenwell Lettings An impressive duplex apartment with 2135 Sq ft of space consisting of many characteristics of its original warehouse use whilst offering a homely feel.

E9

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£395 pw

£1,200 pw

Hackney Lettings Bright & spacious 2 bed property features a south facing reception room, original wooden floorboards and a feature fireplace.

Bankside Lettings Stunning 6th floor 3 bed 3 bath apartment offering state of the art living accommodation with contemporary Bulthaup kitchens & winter gardens.

HACKNEY 020 7749 3807

BANKSIDE 020 7940 3888

SHOREDITCH 020 7749 3838

CLERKENWELL 020 7549 0606

HAMPSTEAD/ ST. JOHNS WOOD 020 7748 5224

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E1

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£799,950

£725,000

Shoreditch Sales 1900 sq ft Classic live/work warehouse conversion with incredible entertaining/ work space and contemporary open-plan kitchen. Stunning features throughout .

Clerkenwell Sales Simply gorgeous 2 bed 2 bath apartment in an enviable location with an open plan kitchen and beautiful finish throughout.

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SE1

£395,000

£830,000

Hackney Sales Stunning 3 bed split-level apartment. Benefiting from high specification fixtures and contemporary fittings and Impeccably finished throughout.

Bankside Sales Maidstone Buildings Mews is a spacious sought after gated period mews with 2 beds, open plan living & kitchen area and a central patio.

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Landlords Are you looking to rent out your pad?

We urgently need properties to rent in Islington, City and Canary Wharf. We can guarantee you better quality tenants than anyone else.

Everything is handled in house all we need is your property

Nine offices open six days a week Association of Residential Letting Agents

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