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CONTENTS DECEMBER 2011 Features 6

EDITOR’S PICK

Three MUST SEE events this month…

12 TEN YEARS YOUNGER

Top tips from Nicky Hambleton-Jones

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT:

Central Saint Martins

20 THE ART OF SEDUCTION

Our fashion shoot shows you how to be the ultimate temptress this party season

40 THE GILBERT SCOTT

Marcus Wareing’s North London triumph

65 LONDON GETAWAY

Duke’s Hotel: Best for Christmas Cocktails

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urrah for Christmas! Our festive fashion storyboard meant that we were joined by a male model this month (which made a very welcome change). Head on over to our Art of Seduction shoot for your guide to being the ultimate temptress this party season! Our UK travel page stays a little closer to home this time around - Duke’s Hotel is home to the best Martinis in the capital - ideal for those of you who work in town or have forthcoming Christmas parties. On the topic of office parties, be sure to check out our Culture feature on Chris Green and Ursula Martinez the very talented writers of and performers in The Office Party -The Pleasance Theatre production you’ve no doubt seen acclaimed and applauded across the press. Elsewhere, our local spotlight profiles Central Saint Martins, as we welcome the art college to its N1 home - this prestigious addition, surely adding hugely to the cultural diversity of the area. What’s more, it’s just a hop away from Marcus Wareing’s spectacular new restaurant, the Gilbert Scott. This buzzing brasserie provides further evidence of the King’s Cross rebirth and is another Xmas drinks hotspot; for a more detailed review, check out our Food Spotlight. All this talk of festive activity is getting us rather excited at Zest HQ - Upper Street is abuzz with lights and good cheer... so we wish you a very Merry Christmas and invite you to join us in celebrating good times, now and on into the year ahead!

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WHAT’S ON

EXHIBITION DICKENS AND LONDON

6.30PM ON FRIDAY 9 DECEMBER

Visit the Museum of London’s new major exhibition afterhours and enjoy a host of other Victorian delights besides. The Dickens @ late opens at 6.30pm on Friday 9 December 2011 - the day of the exhibition’s grand unveiling. As well as being one of the first people to view Dickens and London, visitors can watch a performance of A Christmas Carol in the Museum’s recreated Georgian Pleasure Garden. The one-man-show includes a life size puppet of Scrooge and accompanying sound effects by violinist Alexis Bennett and don’t miss the opportunity to hear Alex Werner, curator of Dickens and London, discussing the great man’s life and times and, for your pleasure, Dickens himself (well sort of) will be roaming the galleries doing readings from his works. Scrooge and Father Christmas may also make an appearance too. Entry to the exhibition is free with a Dickens @ late ticket. Ticket holders will be allocated time slots to view the show. Museumoflondon.org.uk, 150 London Wall, EC2Y 5HN, 020 7814 5600

EDITOR’S PICK

3 definites for your diary in the month ahead

EXHIBITION THE BOOKBOX PROJECT WITH LYLE OWERKO 2 - 7 DECEMBER

FOOD YOUNG TURKS POP-UP RESTAURANT RUNNING THROUGHOUT DECEMBER – TUES TO SAT DINNER ONLY

Young Turks is a collective of British chefs formed by James Lowe, Isaac Mchale and Ben Greeno. Their previous events include takeovers of Frank’s Cafe, The Loft and The Clove Club, and now they’ve got a three month residency in the dining room above the The Ten Bells in Spitalfields, supported by Hendrick’s gin. The menu will be £39 for several snacks and four-courses and they aim to create thirty new dishes by Christmas. Guests can enjoy a Hendrick’s cocktail on arrival. The Ten Bells, First Floor, 84 Commercial Street, E1 6LY Pre-booking only, reservations@tenbells.com

London gallery Whisper, in collaboration with XOYO presents a vibrant look at an old-school icon, featuring contemporary fine art portraits of an array of vintage boomboxes. The New York based fi lmmaker and photographer has directed music videos for artists such as Rufus Wainwright and American HI-FI. He also shot the cover for the September 11, 2001 issue of Time, which was ranked as one of the most important magazine covers in the past 40 years by the American Society Of Magazine Editors. He spent years collecting and photographing a remarkable set of vintage Boomboxes, resulting in an arresting, unexpected photo series of these cult objects, all of which have been documented in his book, The Boombox Project: The Machines, The Music, and The Urban Underground, featuring an introduction by Spike Lee. This is the first time the full exhibition will be on public display in the UK. ‘The Boombox Project’ by Lyle Owerko presented by Whisper will be exhibited at XOYO from 2nd – 7th December and at Whisper from 9th December – 14th January. whisperfineart.co.uk, XOYO, 32-37 Cowper St, EC2A 4AW 6

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BLACK BOOK This month’s best deals, bargains and must-haves – get your pens at the ready!

PIZZA THE ACTION For £30 per person, groups of 13 or more can celebrate with a three course sharing menu at Pizza East Shoreditch. The menu includes a selection of cured meats and cheese, antipasti, pizza, salad and a choice of desserts. Email events@pizzaeast.com pizzaeast.com, 56 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JJ, 020 7729 1888

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Oishii - Japanese for delicious - is a fun and relaxed restaurant in Stoke Newington offering the finest Japanese cuisine. Their Christmas set menus include a generous threecourse meal (and fab veggie options) from as little as £16 per person! 67 Stoke Newington Church Street N16 0AR oishii.co.uk

Challenge the finest minds in N1 and come down to Star of Kings for a night of hilarity and revelry every Tuesday. Book a quiz table for you and four fine fellows and get a complimentary bottle of house wine! With a variety of rounds to tickle your fancy there will be something for every team player to enjoy. It’s free entry and there’s a bountiful prize for the winner of one hundred pounds worth of cash and booze. Star of Kings 126 York Way, N1 0AX, starofkings.co.uk 020 7278 9708

69 COLEBROOKE ROW COCKTAIL MASTERCLASS 3rd December & 17th of December from 2pm til 4pm This class is open and interactive - questions and ansers are encouraged throughout. Guests will be taught how to make Eggnog punch, perfect Martinis and Champagne cocktails. All supplies will be provided as well as the opportunity to mix the drinks and enjoy them among the group. Master Classes £40 pp at 69 Colebrooke Row, please send an email your details to maria@69colebrookerow.com, 69colebrookerow.com

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BEN SHERMAN NEW STORE IN CAMDEN PASSAGE LAUNCH We had the pleasure of attending the official opening of the gorgeous new Ben Sherman store set in a Grade II listed building in Islington’s Camden Passage and admiring the Plectrum by Ben Sherman bespoke menswear collection, inspired by English heritage. Supporters of The Ben Kinsella Trust, Ben Sherman will donate a very generous 20% of all sales from now until Christmas Eve to the charity. Brooke Kinsella attended and spoke about the fantastic work the trust is doing for young people. bensherman.com benkinsella.org.uk

City SPY

NATALIE CASSIDY, LINDA ROBSON AND BROOKE KINSELLA

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

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THE LUXURY PROPERTY SHOW BBC presenter Melissa Porter hosted international home-buyers extravaganza The Luxury Property Show in the swanky grounds of the Hurlingham Club. The event attracted crowds of people and showcased some of the finest international property on the market. If you missed out this year, the next event takes place on the 30th and 31st of October 2012. theluxurypropertyshow.com

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A LIFE IN ART EXHIBITION The death of artist Ed Day inspired his wife to organise a major exhibition of his paintings in The Gallery in Redchurch Street. The retrospective, which ran in November, celebrated the life of a creative and hugely talented individual. dazearts.com

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icky Hambleton-Jones is the perfect example of an overnight success whose ascent to fame was anything but ‘overnight’ at all. A successful stylist with her own business long before she began gracing our screens as presenter of hit show Ten Years Younger, one of the first things HambletonJones tells me when we speak is that, until a year or so before the programme was produced, she’d ‘never actually thought about doing TV’. When her professional success began to attract enquiries from various production companies, she realised what a great way TV could be to grow her business - but most of the projects in which she was asked to participate never came to pass. Then one day, she got the call that would change her life. “The moment I read the brief,” she says, “I just knew it was going to come off. I knew this was for me... But obviously I’d never done it before, and I didn’t have a clue what I was doing! I did a screen test, then another screen test - and then it all happened really quickly. I got a call one Friday telling me I’d got the job, and the next Friday we started filming.” It sounds very sudden - and daunting to the point of petrifying - I say, and Hambleton-Jones agrees: “But looking at it now, maybe it was for the best. I hope I’m better at it now, but considering I’d never done it before I think I did a pretty good job!” Recounting a success story is always a risky business, but native South African Hambleton-Jones radiates such humility, warmth and good humour throughout our interview that it seems only natural that she should become a much-loved TV personality. And it doesn’t hurt that her show is chiefly concerned with improving people’s fortunes by reinventing their self-image. She seems genuinely thrilled to have played a positive part in helping to turn so many lives around. “At first I was looking to promote my business. But it’s been an amazing experience. There are so many people

are put aside. I could never leave this city. Nowhere else will you find the choice you find in this city, the shopping is incredible.” A natural talent for evaluating and realigning both a person’s sense of style and their sense of themself, Hambleton-Jones’ business grew steadily - and flourished once TV turned the spotlight on her. She’s since become a household name, designed a range of amazing eyewear, written a book - Eat Yourself Younger - and manages to combine it all with looking after her young son. I wonder how she does it and she gives me a stream of details - but her general conclusion is “Every day is different, and it can be difficult. But I try to have defined hours so that work doesn’t get in the way of spending time with my son. Every Friday is my day for putting on my more relaxed ‘yummy mummy’ clothes and going to the park with him and stuff like that. I love it.” Is Hambleton-Jones a big shopper herself? What look does she go for? “I love classic, tailored looks, with a hint of forties glamour and some bright, bold colours thrown in. That’s my idea of perfection.” But back to business, and I’m moved to ask the golden question: what is Nicky Hambleton-Jones’ number one styling tip? She thinks for a while, then offers: “Never leave the house without a statement accessory. Whether it’s a great belt, a beautiful scarf, a beautiful ring or even a certain colour you like to wear. An accessory can make any look more bold and fashion-forward.” And with that, I take my leave, determined to follow her advice; I’m already planning my next key accessory.

“NOWHERE ELSE WILL YOU FIND THE CHOICE YOU FIND IN THIS CITY, THE SHOPPING IS INCREDIBLE” I loved. It was the ultimate makeover show. Simon, a guy we helped from season four - at the beginning of the show he was rundown, his teeth were black... And we transformed him, by the end he looked gorgeous. It was really rewarding to contribute something to someone’s life.” And yet for all her skills, Hambleton-Jones wasn’t always a stylist. Coming to London after university because she had friends in the city and a British passport, she first worked as a management consultant. She went, in her own words, ‘from one redundancy to the next’, but still believes it provided amazing experience: “If you look at my CV,” she says, “it has a little bit of everything. I understand the financial markets, the beauty industry... It gave me a great awareness of the business side of things.” But fashion was a passion and ten years ago Hambleton-Jones was one of the first to set out her stall in the still-fledgling styling industry. London itself played a big part in her choice despite the weather. “I go back to South Africa and I think, yeah, it’s sunny all the time, the weather’s beautiful... Then I come back to London and all my doubts

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Evolving from pastoral farmland to the industrial heartbeat of the British Empire, King’s Cross has always been a place on the move - and as the current 67-acre redevelopment gathers pace, it has even been given its own postcode: N1C. King’s Cross Central has an increasingly diverse tenant mix, home to digital start-ups, publishing groups and the first truly 21st century art school. From the mid-19th century onwards, it was an industrial heartland; the first transport hub in Britain to combine rail, road and canal for the distribution of goods. Falling into dereliction in the latter half of the 20th century, the rebirth of King’s Cross began when the Eurostar moved from Waterloo to St Pancras International in 1996. Heralding a new era in communications, the area has witnessed the rebirth of St Pancras Renaissance Hotel and the creation of a new Central St Martin’s. Moving from its original home in Charing Cross, Central Saint Martin’s School of Art and Design (CSM) has transferred 4,500 students and staff to the former Granary building at King’s Cross. Inside the Stanton Williamsdesigned building, visitors will find the nineteenth and twenty-first centuries mingling in an amazing architecural mash-up. Faded Victorian brickwork sits alongside gleaming new structures, while the old railway transit sheds and vast granary store from the 1850s remain integral parts of the structure.

The building was originally designed in 1851 to store grain from wheat fields in Lincolnshire, which would be transported from King’s Cross to the capital’s bakeries via the Regent’s Canal - and by retaining many of the original granary’s Victorian features, the new Central St Martin’s pays elegant tribute to the area’s industrial past.

The juxtaposition of the baked brick façade with imposing modern beams and a transparent plastic roof works magnificently. A stunning, twelve metre-wide street serves as the Granary Complex’s main artery, while future plans for the site include a theatre, dance studio and pop-up studios in two former train sheds. As one of the most famous art schools in the world, the relocation of Central St Martin’s heralds a new era

for King’s Cross. The school’s alumni include luminaries such as Lucian Freud, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen and PJ Harvey and the site will allow a new breed of artists and designers to participate in (and benefit from) one of London’s most important regeneration projects in decades. Students will be among those to witness the birth of 20 new streets, 10 major public spaces and hundreds of new shops, restaurants, galleries and music venues. And with the opening of King’s Boulevard - a leafy conduit linking the Granary Complex to adjacent sites students will see the creation of the first major street in London for over 100 years! When completed, the boulevard will reach out to King’s Cross and St Pancras International beyond, providing a crucial link for the 4,500 students flocking towards the nearby British Library. If Stanton Williams’ bold and ingenious plans are realised, the development will also act as the breeding ground for a new community spirit in and around King’s Cross. It is rare these days for an architect to be given the chance to reshape an entire urban landscape; especially in a city as old, expensive and crowded as London. But Stanton Williams has done just that - and given both the art school itself and the wider area a glimpse of a radical and exciting new future. csm.arts.ac.uk, Granary Building 1 Granary Square, N1C 4AA 020 7514 7015

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Alison Embellished cream dress £365 Vintage Oleg Cassini at The Merchant. Rose cube earrings £950 Loushelou. Purpura cocktail ring in 18 carat mined yellow gold with faceted oval Amethyst £3,202 and Svannah cocktail ring in 18 carat fair mined yellow gold with faceted Amethyst and Rubies £3,460, both Sophie Harley. Matthew White shirt £169 and floral tie £69, Paul Smith. Navy Shawl collar tux suit £779 Boss Selection. l.

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Matthew White shirt £169 and velvet blazer £679 Paul Smith. Velvet tux trousers £700 (part of suit) Paul Smith London. Burgundy silk & cashmere scarf £135 Boss Selection. Black patent shoes £530 Billionaire Italian Couture.

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Alison Victoire embellished dress ÂŁ669 By Malene Birger. Gold Algerian love knot necklace in 18 carat yellow gold with diamonds ÂŁ19,980 Sophie Harley. Ring as before, Sophie Harley.

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Alison Cream embellished dress £3,800 Temperley London. Snow queen earrings in silver with white topaz drops £395, snow queen silver necklace with white topaz, pale green amethyst and aquamarine drops £875, silver pebble ring with snowflake charm £172 and snowflake charm drop ring with blue topaz set heart £360, all Sophie Harley. Nude suede and crystal sandals £1,250 Jimmy Choo. Ring as before, Sophie Harley.

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CREDITS

Alison Red ruffle dress £1605 Jason Wu at Net A Porter. Gold mini love knot earrings in 18 carat yellow gold with diamonds £6,083 Sophie Harley. Gold sandals £475 Manolo Blahnik.

PHOTOGRAPHY Mike Blackett (info@mikeblackett.com)

Matthew White shirt £169 Paul Smith. Navy tux 3 piece suit £830 Paul Smith London. Navy bow tie £45 Boss Black. Shoes as before.

HAIR Riccardo Andrenacci Using Bumble and Bumble

STYLIST Charlotte Kewley Assisted by Naomi Pike

MAKE-UP: Louise Dartford at nakedartists.com using Vapour Organic Beauty With thanks to first floor bar and restaurant www.firstfloorportobello.com

Stockists Billionaire Italian Couture 0207 245 0096 By Malene Birger bymalenebirger.com Dinny Hall dinnyhall.com Boss Black 0207 554 5700 Jimmy Choo jimmychoo.com Loushelou loushelou.com Manolo Blahnik manoloblahnik.com Net A Porter et-a-porter.com Paul Smith .paulsmith.co.uk Sophie Harley sophieharley.com Stephane St James 0208 885 3628 Temperley London temperleylondon.com The Merchant 020 7229 1057

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LOCAL FOCUS

How did you get into the business of cake making? It was a hobby and a passion for years. In 2009, during the recession, I started selling a few cakes at the weekend to support myself. At first it brought in an extra £20-£50 per week, then it grew by word of mouth.

Close Up With Lily Vanilli - cake baking maestro and adventurer in all things flavourful

And how did you cultivate its ‘quirky and cool’ image? Ha-ha! I never think of having cultivated an image, I just followed my own instincts and aesthetic. There is no blueprint for decision making in the business, except relying on my own personality and tastes.

How long does it take to make a cake… what sort of different ones do you do? It takes anything from an hour (allowing cooling time and icing), to months (if you’re soaking fruit or making fruit cakes). I make new and different cakes every week, if not every day. Last weekend in the bakery we had a salted chocolate and cacao baked mousse cake, a

INSPIRATIONS Favourite fi lm: Bad Santa

Favourite song: There She Goes, My Beautiful World - Nick Cave How would you describe your personal style: Vintage and practical by day, impractical by night.

Courvoisier cardamon root cake, and a porter soaked fruit cake to name a few.

How do you approach coming up with the more creative ideas? I work on lots of different events and projects which force you to think creatively for different briefs and a lot of ideas come from historical research. I am currently working on my next event which has a Pagan theme. I’m looking at the religious and ritualistic origins of our cake traditions; it’s going to be good fun with lots of canapés. Most often at the bakery we start with flavours - as the seasons change we look at what is available and make something delicious.

and the gore. Working with the director, Alex Turvey was inspiring and lots of fun.

How do you source ingredients? With

a lot of effort - it’s a long process and we are always looking for improvements. In the beginning, however, I sourced ingredients by simply going to Dalston and Ridley Road market.

What exciting clients have you worked with? I just made a cake for Daisy Lowe, which was great fun - we had to get it to Belgium for her actor boyfriend Dr Who! In the past I have worked for the V&A Museum, The Wellcome trust, Elton John, Vogue, Lulu Guinness and Alexander Mcqueen.

What is a typical day at the bakery? It changes every day as we

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here are some things you always imagine you’ll achieve by a certain age – let’s say 30. A good job, marriage, kids: the list is potentially endless. Among my own hopes, there was one thing that I assumed would be fairly easy to achieve – so when it didn’t happen by my 21st birthday, I chalked it up to bad luck and assumed that it had to work out by the time I reached 25. The goal was simple enough, on the surface: to find a dependable hairdresser. But 25 came and went and I was still flitting about from salon to salon, doing modelling jobs here and there in the hope of cementing a lifelong friendship with a top stylist. Many painfully long ‘growing-out’ periods later, I finally realised that allowing half my head to be shaved and the rest dyed purple was not the best way to forge such a relationship. So how to overcome the constant disappointment with colours and

styles; that sinking feeling that comes of having spent yet another small fortune on a Jackie Onassis blow-dry only to look in the mirror and think, how did this happen? I was about to give up on the dream altogether… and then I found what I was looking for, just in the nick of time. I arrived at The Chapel hopeful as ever, encouraged by the detailed consultation that preceded my appointment and the salon’s ‘catwalk colour wall’ of hair inspiration. Where colour’s concerned, it’s important to know that a salon will be willing and able to talk through exactly what you’re after – and tailor it to what will work best for you. A working knowledge of the latest trends is also a must – and is where so many salons fall down. I feel like I’m in safe hands as soon as I meet The Chapel’s colour specialist and co-director, Billie Crago. Her brief is to update my tired balayage colouring with her ‘floating highlights’ technique, so we begin by discussing my options at length. Billie tells me that her own personal spin on highlights suits pretty much everybody, creating seamless colour with the illusion of thickness for those with fine hair and luscious, healthy locks for those with naturally thick hair. The effect can be graded to achieve anything from a more classic glossy look or a grungier feel to a starker, dip-dye effect. The ‘floating highlights’

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Take the stress out of the season with our round-up of the best gifts, local bars and restaurants and Christmas essentials. Happy holidays from Zest!

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MR SYSTEMS

MR has been supplying computers, peripherals, software and support services to businesses of all sizes since 1983. They are one of the oldest computer dealers in the UK. Be it Mac or PC, they have the skills and know-how to help you choose, implement and support your systems or just answer any niggling computerrelated queries you may have. Treat your loved ones this Christmas, with a new iMac which features nextgeneration quad-core processors and the fastest graphics ever in an all-inone computer. MR Systems, Systems House, 383-385 Liverpool Road, N1 1NP 020 7697 2200 mrsystems.co.uk

LOUSHELOU

Loushelou specialise in contemporary, fine and beautifully handmade jewellery. Crafted in 18 carat gold with diamonds and coloured sapphires, designs are both chic and wearable for daytime glam or evening elegance. Beautiful cubes, drops or balls are all intricately pavé set with precious, handpicked diamonds or sapphires. Choose from a selection of earrings or pendants for the ultimate Christmas set. For a twist on the classic eternity ring, Loushelou’s collection includes black diamonds in rose, white or yellow gold. Fine stacking rings in an array of colours and mini loops make a perfectly customised gift. With over 25 years of experience, Loushelou’s collection encapsulates modern, yet timeless pieces of jewellery. Available online at loushelou.com or call on 020 8371 1881. Image shows fine stacking rings from £195 34

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JIGSAW

Some may think converting a pub to a shop is sacrilege! But the The Old Parrs Head was long gone before Jigsaw turned up to lovingly restore it. The building is listed and needed some urgent work to restore the traditional glazed tiled elevations. The cash desk area was recreated to look like the original bar, including fi nishing touches of antiqued back mirrors. Reclaimed floors and crystal chandeliers complete a warm and relaxed feel. For some gorgeous party outfits and Christmas presents, look no further. The store will be holding a customer evening on the 16th December and look forward to seeing you there! Jigsaw Islington, 66 Cross Street, Islington, N1 2TZ, jigsaw-online.com 020 7704 6557

KRAUSZ JEWELLERY

Krausz jewellery specialises in bespoke engagement and wedding rings. They also remodel existing jewellery to create a unique piece. Their impeccable customer service means they are happy to take bespoke requests, researching images and mocking up drawings and models if necessary to ensure clients can visualise the final piece. Their contemporary silver and gold collections take in the latest fashions and trends but are also timeless classics, so they can be worn worn for years. The Krausz ethos is to produce the best piece of jewellery possible within budget. krauszjewellery.co.uk info@krauszjewellery.co.uk

THE BEAUTY CENTRE

The Beauty Centre are offering one lucky winner a chance to win three months membership (normally priced at £149 per month) at the ‘VIP Beauty Club’. Membership gives you unlimited access to all of your favourite beauty treatments including lash enhancements, hair removal and threading, waxing and laser treatments as well as the latest nail trends, of which the 3 week Artistic Nails mani’s and pedi’s are extremely popular. In addition, the salon offers deep cleansing facials for him and her, as well as numerous anti-ageing treatments - not to mention their amazing holistic massages - perfect for satisfying the sanctum of the soul! Membership also entitles you to 20% discount on in-house beauty products such as Dermalogica, Essie, Celebrity Secrets, Reviatalash, Tri-Dosha and the new cult Lumos skin-line. The Beauty Centre 130 Allitsen Road, St John’s Wood, NW8 7AU, 020 7586 1513, 020 7722 6603 www.the-beautycentre.com 35

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SUGACANE

Check out Sugacane’s new festive range for all the gifts, treats and stocking fillers you need this Christmas. From traditional and retro goodies like flying saucers and fried eggs, to funky Pez holders and toys; ideal for the kids. Based in Islington’s bustling Chapel Market, the store is home to the best variety of sweets and gift sets around. 33 Chapel Market, Islington N1 9EN 020 7837 0227 find us on facebook at Sugacane Islington sugacane.co.uk

FLOWER STATION

Christmas without a richly decorated tree is unthinkable. The perfect tree has a pyramid shape, a shiny coat of rich green needles, and stays that way long past Christmas. The Nordmann fir tree, in that case, ticks all the boxes. It has soft long green needles - ideal around children and pets - and is more heat resistant than any other conifer. Its resilient nature makes it stay green past Christmas while dropping fewer needles, especially when kept in a stand containing water. A large choice of trees in all sizes is on offer at the Plant and Flower Station where you are sure to find the tree that fits your requirements. The floral specialists will deliver it free of charge to any address with a London postcode. Flower Station, 55 Rossmore Court, Park Road, NW1 6XU, 020 7724 7525, plantstation.co.uk

CHOCCASIONS

From wedding favours and birth announcements, to kids’ party bags and corporate gifts, Choccasions offer chocolate bars that make a real personal statement. The Christmas range is now available with a variety of designs: the large ‘from Santa’ bars are ideal for the kids’ stockings, whilst the small neapolitan squares are perfect for promoting your business over the festive period or adding that personal touch to a Christmas party. Everything is personalised with your own text and imagery, and free delivery means there are no hidden costs. Large bars £3.69 each, small bars £7.99 for 10, mini bars £7.99 for 25 choccasions.com 36

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THE BLOW BAR

The Blow Bar is THE place for high fashion hair styles this Christmas. In around 30 minutes the expert stylists can transform your style to be perfectly party ready. Step into this blow dry bar and let the experts work their magic. There are nine striking looks to choose from, including four brand new styles for the festive party season. Cherry Soda is sleek and chic; Gin Twist (pictured) is a Grecian-style overhead braid; Single Malt is a tumble of gorgeous curls and Lady Marmalade, a glamorous ‘up’ do. As a licenced salon, The Blow Bar can serve you a glass of wine, champagne or a cocktail to sip while your hair is being teased into shape the end result will ensure you make a stylish entrance this Christmas. Open Tues-Thurs 11am-7pm; Fri 10am-8pm; Sat 9am-6pm. 25 Camden Passage, N1 8EA 020 7354 1551 theblowbar.co.uk

PAPERCHASE

If you are in search of stylish decorations, cards, wrap, stationery and gifts head to Paperchase for inspiration. The collection includes baubles, boxes, gift wrap and an impressive selection of unique and exclusive cards as well as quirky decorations and mini trees, table accessories, crackers, stocking fillers and a fantastic selection of gorgeous gifts – Christmas sorted! Check out the brand new store just opened on Fenchurch Street! 6-8 Fenchurch Street EC3M, Stores also at: Euston Station, Islington N1 Centre, 110 Cheapside EC2 and St Pancras International. 020 7467 6200 for stockists and enquiries, paperchase.co.uk

MYHOME

Myhome loves to do the housework that you hate and is dedicated to providing clients with premium residential cleaning at sensible prices! Operating across north London, their teams of highly-trained, fully-insured professional cleaners are on hand throughout the festive season to spruce up your home. Whether you simply want the house blitzed before the in-laws arrive, or given the once over after a New Year’s bash – Myhome are on hand to take the hassle out of your housework! Myhome provide a flexible service and ‘one-off’’ jobs as well as regular cleans. They carry out a very thorough service from ceilings to skirting boards and everything in between – including your oven! Myhome uses its own equipment and supplies meaning there’s no wear and tear on your appliances and you save on your shopping bills too! So, this Christmas, why not let Myhome deal with your domestic duties? For a personalised quote call 020 7923 2266 or email: islington@myhome.co.uk, myhome-northlondon.co.uk 37

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DOLCETTO

Dolcetto is an Italian food lover’s paradise with a menu that boasts traditional home-cooked dishes with a contemporary twist. Located in Islington’s vibrant Chapel Market and just around the corner from the Business Design Centre, the restaurant offers a relaxed, ‘trattoria’ atmosphere that’s perfectly suited for friends, families and office workers. With an emphasis on good quality, fresh ingredients and maintaining a high standard of service, you’ll always be greeted with a smile and an aroma of old world and modern Italian cuisine. This Christmas, why not treat your staff to an office party they won’t forget and indulge Italian style at Dolcetto. Dolcetto Restaurant, 18 Chapel Market, N1 9EZ, dolcettorestaurant.co.uk

SPEAKEASY BURGERS

Speakeasy is the ultimate burger experience; a new concept that brings together a fusion of cuisines to deliver the quality gourmet burger. Styled on the 1920’s design of an American prohibition bar, Speakeasy Burgers, based in Stoke Newington, features a cool and elegantly crisp décor with American diner lighting. Enjoy the ultimate freshly prepared, healthy and tasty hand-made burgers influenced by various cultures; from Thai to Caribbean and Mexican, incorporating chicken, beef, lamb, fish and, of course, some great vegetarian options. Speakeasy also serve hot wings, honey BBQ wings, herb fries and a range of gourmet buns and toppings with extras to savour the palate. Their fun menu of Mini Burgers and freshly made juices, Easyshakes (Milkshakes), and bespoke cocktails along with a varied range of starters, mains and desserts make them the coolest joint in town. Speakeasy Burgers, 176 Stoke Newington Road, N16 7UY, 020 7254 7461 speakeasyburgers.co.uk. info@speakeassyburgers.co.uk

NORTHGATE

If your’e looking for great food and friendly service, The Northgate Gastro Pub is the place for you. With a grown-up and sophisticated atmosphere you will be spoiled for choice with their extensive wine list and exceptionally high quality of food. This December they will be celebrating their first Birthday under new ownership and with a mouthwatering Christmas menu, available from 28th November, there is something for everyone; truly living up to their Michelin recommendation achieved earlier this year. So if you want to step away from the crowds on Upper Street and enjoy the company of your companions without music blasting in your ears, go to The Northgate to celebrate in style - Book early to avoid disappointment! The Northgate Bar and Restaurant 113 Southgate Road, London, N1 3JS, 020 7359 7392 38

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THE WINCHESTER

Think mulled wine aromas, stockings above the mantlepiece and the sounds of festive cheer as The Winchester is transformed into a charmingly cosy winter wonderland for the Christmas period. Whether you are after an exclusive area for up to 120 people complete with Christmas Buffet and your own private bar and dance floor, or a delectable 2-3 course intimate dining experience for up to 40 people, The Winchester is definitely the place to hold your Christmas party! With an innate understanding of the importance and demands of the season’s parties, The Winchester offers a dedicated and personal booking experience. There is no reservation charge, plus you can receive a discount when pre-ordering from a selection of wines, champagnes and beer. Or perhaps you would prefer cocktails served on arrival? Choose from a vast selection certain to tempt the most discerning drinkers. Join us for a night of frivolous fun this NYE, and dress to impress at our Masquerade Ball. Enjoy 2 for 1 cocktails from 7-9pm, and DJs spinning some absolute classics until 4am, all for only £15 per ticket. Contact the bar for more info/tickets. 2 Essex Road N1 8LN, 020 7704 878, thewinchesterbar.com

LENA

This Christmas, Lena will be celebrating in true Italian style. The Head Chef has created a selection of delicious festive menus to cater for everyone from small office parties to massive blow-the-budget year-end events. The three-course menu for parties of 8 or more is priced at £37.50, and for smaller parties a selection of any three dishes from the à la carte menu for £24.95. The restaurant can accommodate up to 98 guests for a sit down dinner and an additional 75 guests can be accommodated in the stylish Jazz Bar. Lena also provides live music every Friday and Saturday night and on New Year’s Eve will be serving an elegant 5 course menu for £75 including a glass of champagne with a live jazz band performing until the early hours. For private events please contact our reception team on 020 7739 5714 or at reception@ lenarestaurant.com

LADYBIRD BAR

Ladybird is Angel’s best kept secret. Offering two floors of cosy, quirky luxury coupled with relaxed low seating and a dance-floor, this really is the one-stop shop for this years Christmas party. They cater for groups of 2 to 200 and the friendly bar team have a passion for making high quality drinks using the best ingredients and methods. It’s not just about the drinks either – working closely with local restaurants they can supply lovely Italian style tapas on request. Throughout December, DJ’s from the UK and abroad will don the turntables six days a week in the pursuit of audio heaven. To top it all off, they have a no-drama approach to NYE with a house party style celebration. Two London DJ outfits will throw down sounds and shapes over two floors until 5am! Whatever your requirements just call Patrick on 07812 390 4832 or email patrick@ladybirdbar.co.uk. Ladybird Bar, 70 Upper Street, N1 0NY, www.ladybirdbar.co.uk, www.facebook.com/ladybird.bar 39

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Helen Baron falls under Marcus Wareing’s spell at the acclaimed restaurateur’s latest London offering

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ost of us know that Harry Potter’s Hogwarts train arrives in and leaves town via the secret Platform 9 3/4 at London King’s Cross - but visitors to the Gilbert Scott restaurant at London’s St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel may be forgiven for getting their stations mixed up. For a start, on entering the Sir Gilbert Scott you experience a sensation not unlike the amazement felt by Harry the first time he entered the grand old wizarding school. Passing through the restaurant’s revolving doors, you find yourself in a low-lit realm of old-time elegance and romance. Waiters glide around the floor to the sound of clinking silverware, delivering all manner of enticing cocktails to a stylish

clientele. It feels, quite simply, like the place to be; a feeling only furthered by sampling one of those cocktails yourself. I choose a lip-smacking 1873, charged with CO2. And why not? A drink full of atmosphere seems the right way to go in a restaurant positively laden with the stuff. Move into the dining room and the magic heightens. It’s like eating in a plush Belle Epoque dining-car, except with magnificent ceilingheight windows and more space than any railroad carriage could ever provide. My head is filled with fantasies of trans-continental rail trips during the Golden Age of steam, and I begin to wonder if a peek out of one of those windows would reveal a first, aweinspiring glimpse of old Rome or St Petersburg.

Meanwhile, back in reality, the very charming head waiter informs us that the restaurant, opened just a few months ago. As part of the wider King’s Cross redevelopment project, it has gotten off to a great start, growing more popular every day. It’s intriguing to wonder how its role will develop within King’s Cross increasingly gentrified dining scene – on first impressions, it seems entirely possible the Gilbert Scott will lead the pack. Elite yet openminded, it oozes class while wearing its self-imposed standards lightly. With this restaurant, chef (and founder of the Berkeley in Knightsbridge) Marcus Wareing set out to create something like the simple brasseries around the Gare du Nord in Paris – and he and his team have definitely achieved that Gallic melange of informal atmosphere and

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aesthetic eloquence. In this they’ve had no small amount of assistance from the magnificent building that houses the establishment, and whose original architect, George Gilbert Scott, provides its name. But ultimately, the Gilbert Scott couldn’t help but become a bigger deal than a regular Paris eaterie. For one thing, its opening garnered a ton of press; for another, it’s in London, where brasserie dining remains an exciting novelty. And then there’s the food. The menu is brawny, as befits the oldtime style of the establishment – dishes like pork neck and bone marrow toast will whet the appetite of many adventurous omnivores. Then there are ‘soles in coffins’, Beeton’s barbecue chicken and a delightful dessert menu that includes Mrs Beeton’s snow eggs

(Everton toffee, peanuts and burnt honey custard) and Eccles cake with cheddar cheese ice cream. Anyone with a sweet tooth is going to think they’ve died and gone to a particularly stylish heaven. My companion and I certainly viewed this bonanza with gimlet eyes, eventually plumping for field mushroom soup (as good as any soup I’ve had in a fine-dining restaurant) accompanied by a lovely Riesling, and a delicious smoked duck salad with quince, mozzarella and walnuts accompanied by a glass of velvety Vouvray. The starters set the bar high, but the mains vaulted it with ease. We enjoyed the aforementioned leek crumble with salsify and a glass of Torrontes, and calf’s liver with bacon, caramelised onion mash and spring onions alongside a glass of Malbec.

To finish, I had a fantastically indulgent gingerbread pudding with pear ice cream and caramel while (after a spot of understandable dithering, being so spoilt for choice) my companion ordered the lemon cream ice – its salted popcorn and lemon caramel topping finally clinching the deal. It was a suitably storybook ending to an evening that proved that sophisticated doesn’t have to mean staid and that fun isn’t just for kids. At Marcus Wareing’s Gilbert Scott, attention to detail and a flair for romance have conjured that rare thing: a restaurant experience that’s grown-up, imaginative and more than a little magical. thegilbertscott.co.uk, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, King’s Cross, NW1 2AR, 020 7278 3888 41

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MADE ENTIRELY OF CRYSTAL CLEAR SWEDISH TORNE RIVER ICE AND MAINTAINED AT A CONSTANT -5°C ALL YEAR ROUND, ICEBAR LONDON IS LITERALLY THE UK’S COOLEST BAR.

PURCHASE ANY ICEBAR TICKET

020 7478 8910 www.icebarlondon.com

AND PRESENT THIS ADVERT AT RECEPTION TO RECEIVE ONE FREE HOUSE WINE, BEER OR SELECTED COCKTAIL IN BELOWZERO*

Heddon Street, W1B 4BN Piccadilly / Oxford Circus

* Valid Sun-Thur only, not valid throughout Nov - Dec. One drink per person, up to 8 people.Not in conjunction with any other offer. Management reserves the right to refuse service.

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FOOD & DRINK

FEATURED RESTAURANTS

DOLCETTO

FOFO O R IT D A LO LIA VE N RS

18 Chapel Market N1 9EZ 020 7278 2825 enjoy@dolcettorestaurant.co.uk OPENING TIMES: Open every day Midday - 11pm

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olcetto are passionate about good Italian food and excellent service. Located in Islington, Dolcetto is a short walk away from Angel underground station and the crowds of Upper Street. Translating as ‘small sweet one’, Dolcetto is also a black wine grape variety widely grown in the Piedmont region of Northwest Italy. It is considered a light easy drinking red wine that pairs well with pizza and pasta dishes. The perfect place for Italian food lovers, the restaurant creates a trattoria style atmosphere in which you can relax and indulge. Try a traditional pizza topped with the most tasty of toppings or a rich butternut squash risotto. Head chef Dario transforms fresh local produce into classic Italian dishes with flair, but also strives to create innovative meals with a modern twist. Don’t miss out on one of the delicious homemade desserts - you won’t be disappointed!

City&East

CHICO BANDITO 74 Luke Street EC2A 4PY ☎ 020 7613 1230 Mexican

BELOW ZERO

31-33 Heddon Street Mayfair W1B 4BN ☎ 020 7478 8910 Modern European

North

PUBLIC HOUSE

54 Islington Park Street Islington N1 1PX ☎ 020 7359 6070 British

FIFTEEN LONDON 13-15 Westland Place Islington N1 7LP ☎ 020 7251 3909 Italian

NorthWest

BEYOGLU GRILL AND MEZE BAR

72 Belsize Lane, NW3 5BJ ☎ 020 7435 7733 Turkish

THE BULL & LAST

168 Highgate Road Tufnell Park NW5 1QS ☎ 020 7267 3641 British

THE PEASANT

THE HOUSE

CAFE REX

Gastro Pub

Fine Dining

British

240 St John Street Clerkenwell EC1V 4PH ☎ 020 7336 7726

63 – 69 Canonbury Road Islington, N1 2DG ☎ 020 7704 7410

172-174 Muswell Hill Broadway N10 3SA ☎ 020 8444 3463

ROSE AND CROWN

OISHIII

MANNA

French

Japanese

Vegetarian

86, Highgate High Street Highgate N6 5HX ☎ 020 8340 0770

ST. JOHN BAR & RESTAURANT

67 Stoke Newington Church Street N16 0AR ☎ 020 7254 3488

YUM YUM THAI RESTAURANT

4 Erskine Road Primrose Hill NW3 3AJ ☎ 020 7722 8028

PROUD KITCHEN

26 St John Street Clerkenwell EC1M 4AY ☎ 020 7251 4090

183-187 Stoke Newington High Street N16 0LH ☎ 020 7254 6751

Stables Market Camden Town NW1 8AH ☎ 020 7482 3867

CANTINA LAREDO

ROOTS AT N1

SMITHS OF SMITHFIELD

British

St Martin’s Courtyard 10 Upper St Martin’s Lane WC2H 9FB ☎ 020 7420 0630

Thai

115 Hemingford Road Barnsbury N1 1BZ ☎ 020 7697 4488

World Cuisine

67-77 Charterhouse Street Farringdon EC1M 6HJ ☎ 020 7251 7950

Indian

Modern European

DOLLAR GRILLS & MARTINIS

MAGHREB RESTAURANT

XO

American

Moroccan & Mediterranean

Pan Asian

Mexican

2 Exmouth Market Farringdon EC1R 4PX ☎ 020 7278 0077

189 Upper Street Islington N1 1RQ ☎ 020 7226 2305

29 Belsize Lane Belsize Park NW3 5AS ☎ 020 7433 0888

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LITTLE GEORGIA Cafe & Restaurant

NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY! FRIDAY 31 DECEMBER 2011 7pm – 1am

Broadway Markets original cafe & restaurant is now open in Islington

14 Barnsbury Road, Islington N1 0HB 020 7278 6100 • littlegeorgia.co.uk

A FABULOUS NIGHT OF DINNER, DANCING AND LIVE MUSIC FROM FUNKIFICATION

£30 advance (£50 on door) PLUS 3 course meal and toast at midnight for just £35

cucina italiana

THE FORGE/CAPONATA RISTORANTE & BAR 3-7 DELANCEY ST, CAMDEN, NW1 7NL www.forgevenue.org 020 7387 5959

This Christmas Lena is offering a festive three-course menu for parties of 8 or more at £37.50 and for smaller parties a selection of any three dishes from the a’la cart menu for £24.95 On New Year’s Eve Lena will be serving an elegant 4 course menu for £75 including a glass of champagne with a live jazz band performing until the early hours

Lena Restaurant | 66 Great Eastern St, London, EC2A 3JT | 0207 739 5714 | lenarestaurant.com

This Christmas Lena is offering a festive three-course menu for parties of 8 or more at £37.50. On New Year’s Eve Lena will be serving an elegant 4 course menu for £75 including a glass of champagne with a live jazz band performing until the early hours Lena Restaurant | 66 Great Eastern St, London, EC2A 3JT 0207 739 5714 | lenarestaurant.com

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FOOD & DRINK

FEATURED BARS

THE SHOP

C KEOC N KT SA AI L R LS IS IN E

75 Chamberlayne Road Kensal Rise, NW10 3ND 020 8969 9399 Opening times Monday - Friday 5pm-midnight Saturday 12pm-midnight Sunday 12pm-11pm theshopnw10.com

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he Shop is a community cocktail bar. Its short life has already seen it play host to cupcake workshops, vintage sales, art exhibitions and a range of random happenings in a space that’s designed to evolve with its folk. It’s even been the subject of a rave in the Telegraph and uniquely, everything in it is for sale. Like the pictures on the walls? They could be yours. Fancy the chairs? Make an offer. Cocktails, served in recycled jamjars and milk bottles, include the Shop Assistant (tequila, lime, honey, raspberries, lager), Once Loved (rum, coco, pineapple and creme de abricot) and the purist Size Zero (prosecco, peach puree) while snacks include scotch eggs and pork pies. Owners Luke Allen and Ben Magid launched the venue in response to a lack of cocktails in Kensal Rise and the place has a happy, easy vibe with a creative edge.

City&East

BAR MUSIC HALL

134 Curtain Road Shoreditch EC2A 3AR ☎ 020 7729 7216 BOHO MEXICA

151-153 Commercial Street City of London E1 6BJ ☎ 020 7377 8418

North

69 COLEBROOKE ROW

69 Colebrooke Row Islington N1 8AA ☎ 07540 528 593 THE ALMA

59 Newington Green Road Islington N1 4QU ☎ 020 7359 4536

NorthWest

THE ADELAIDE

143 Adelaide Road Primrose Hill NW3 3NL ☎ 0870 383 4595 THE ALICE HOUSE

283-285 West End Lane West Hampstead NW6 1RD ☎ 020 7431 8818

CALOOH CALLAY

THE COACH & HORSES

COCO BAMBOO

ICE BAR LONDON

THE HANBURY ARMS

FIFTY FIVE BAR & LOUNGE

Linton Street Islington N1 7DU ☎ 020 7288 2222

31 Jamestown Road Camden Town NW1 7DB ☎ 020 7424 9054

LOUNGELOVER

KESTON LODGE

KINGS HEAD

PAUSE BAR

THE LONDESBOROUGH

MAGDALA

VINOTECA

WAX JAMBU

THE QUEENS PUB & DINING ROOM

65 Rivington Street Shoreditch EC2A 3AY ☎ 020 7739 4781 31-33 Heddon Street Mayfair W1B 4BN ☎ 020 7478 8910 1 Whitby Street Shoreditch E1 6JU ☎ 020 7012 1234 80-84 Leadenhall Street Shoreditch EC3A 3DH ☎ 020 7621 0850 7 St John Street Smithfield EC1M 4AA ☎ 020 7253 8786

178 Stoke Newington High Street N16 7JL ☎ 020 7254 6697

131 Upper Street Islington N1 1QP ☎ 020 7354 9535 36 Barbauld Road Stoke Newington N16 0SS ☎ 020 7254 5865

144-145 Upper Street Islington N1 1QY ☎ 020 7226 7660

48 Chalk Farm Road Camden NW1 8AJ ☎ 020 7267 6613

2 Crouch End Hill Crouch End N8 8AA ☎ 020 8340 1028 2a South Hill Park Primrose Hill NW3 2SB ☎ 020 7435 2503

26 Broadway Parade Crouch End N8 9DE ☎ 020 8340 2031 45

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food & drink

THE HOUSE RESTAURANT REVIEW

Katie Randall ventures to The House for food and service that is a cut above the rest

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wasn’t quite sure what to expect from a gastropub that confesses to a slightly rough past with managers being locked in the cellar on a regular basis - and yet nestled off Essex Road, Islington, The House is just such a place. I can say with full conviction that its future will be decidedly brighter. London’s N1 is already renowned as a mecca for foodies, with a diverse selection of restaurants packed into the area. Being tucked away from the crowds of Upper Street works in this restaurant’s favour. It manages to tick all the boxes - local gem for the residents and destination eatery for diners who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the High Street. While the general manager, Blair Sinclair, admits that the venue used to be ‘a bit rough’, he speaks beamingly of its current owner, Barnaby Meredith who took the place on in 2001. The House is now tastefully decorated with wooden flooring, inviting brown leather sofas, red brick fireplaces and lots of natural light. They also offer a modest but delectable cocktail menu. Great attention to detail has

clearly been dedicated to all aspects of The House, but it is in their menu and homemade food that all that love becomes apparent. This establishment offers fine dining in a relaxed environment. Blair explained that for whatever reason many people don’t expect the food to be as good as it is. He added that once you’ve eaten in the restaurant once - you’re hooked.

We ordered a bottle of red, a 2009 La Cadence and drank in the atmosphere. Homemade and herby gnocchi in a wild mushroom sauce with parmasan crisps danced on the palette, and my dinner partner ensured me that the wood pigeon with celeriac purée and a juniper jus sang. The House have recently unveiled a

brand new menu of traditional stone baked pizzas with fresh classic ingredients. I heartily recommend The Mediterranean, on which the stars of the show are oven roasted peppers, courgette, aubergine, pesto sauce and rocket salad. If you can make room for dessert, I recommend you do. The vanilla and pomegranate cheesecake was the best I’ve ever had. The cheese mousse was light while still delivering a hit of creamy goodness. As an added bonus, a pomegranate seed filling exploded in your mouth with every bite, adding another interesting texture. Barnaby Meredith has worked with the best foodies in the culinary canon - and you can tell. After training as a chef for a year at Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir Aux Quat Saison and working in management with Marco Pierre White at Quo Vadis - he is bringing a little slice of culinary excellence to Islington. 63 – 69 Canonbury Road Islington N1 2DG 020 7704 7410 thehouseislington.com

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FOOD & DRINK KOSHER ROAST COMES TO KENSAL RISE Spotting a gap in the market, local girl Amy Beilin is hosting London’s first ever Kosher Roast on 4th and 11th December. London has lots of kosher restaurants but there’s nowhere dedicated to British-style food and Beilin and her team are about to change that. Approved by resident Rabbi Moshe Dadoun, a prominent member of the Porat Yosef Synagogue, and using ingredients from kosher butchers and shops, the mission is to bring this exciting new experience, tasty roast beef and all the trimmings to the masses. With support, the Kosher Roast team want to produce similar successful events in the future. Tickets for the first event at The Shop in Kensal Rise are £25. kosherroast.co.uk, 75 Chamberlayne Road, Kensal Rise NW10 3ND

Foodie news

From the gastro front

THE WATERWAY DISCOUNT The new Waterway winter menu is now available; the Little Venice restaurant has added some hearty British favourites perfect for the imminent cold season. They are currently running a deal that entitles up to 25% off the à la carte menu until March 2012, giving customers the opportunity to sample new dishes. To claim your discount please book your table through rachael@frgroup.co.uk. waterway.co.uk, 54 Formosa Street, W9 2JU

SUNDAY ROASTS AND DIY BLOODY MARYS The Book Club are on hand every Sunday to soothe away hangovers and busy weekends. Curl up on the sofas and treat yourself to one of the tasty roasts in the relaxed environment of the friendly over ground bar. Veggies are also catered for too so never fear! And for those a little worse for wear, grab a DIY Bloody Mary with all the trimmings. Time: 1pm - 6pm The Book Club, 100 Leonard St EC2A 4RH, wearetbc.com

ALL-DAY EATING AND DRINKING SPACE OPENS Karpo, located just opposite the main entrance to King’s Cross station, will open in early December. Head Chef Daniel Taylor has created his own urban garden atop an adjacent building and is currently growing potatoes, kale, artichokes, salad leaves and fruit trees for use in the restaurant. In addition, there will be a ‘living wall’ at the back of the restaurant which will be covered with a variety of organic herbs, flowers and medicinal plants. The breakfast menu will include Pastries (all homemade), Kedgeree, Pancakes, and Salt beef hash with fried eggs alongside an impressive selection of mains. Desserts will include Gypsy tart with crème fraîche, Queen of Puddings, Victoria plum sorbet, and sweet potato cake with banana-rum ice cream. Delectable! karpo.co.uk, 7 am until 11pm, 23 Euston Road, NW1 2SD, 020-7843 2221

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PAUL STEVENSON Reef One produce the beautifully designed and efficient biOrb range of aquariums. We chat with MD Paul Stevenson on the brand that has sold over a million aquariums worldwide How did you come up with the concept of the biOrb? Before biOrb, aquariums were just sheets of glass stuck together with silicone sealer. They were about as inspiring as a shower cubicle. There was no reason why an aquarium couldn’t be engineered in the same way any other quality household product is engineered. It’s just that nobody had. So we did. What are the benefits of the biOrb filter? How does this make them different to alternative aquariums? All biOrbs have a filter at the bottom. It’s where solid waste naturally settles. Put simply, fish waste sinks and our filter works where there is most to filter. You’d be surprised how many home aquariums have a filter stuck to the side of the tank or even at the top. To make an analogy, it’s similar to vacuuming your walls or ceiling to remove the debris from the floor. We have even made the filter easy to change. It takes seconds to do and you only need to do it every four to six weeks. We use acrylic

instead of glass which is 10 times stronger than glass and if you want to know why that’s important, just ask anyone who’s broken a glass aquarium and flooded their home! Besides strength, it’s also noticeably clearer - that’s why it’s used for aircraft and nautical windows. Acrylic has a transparency rate of 93% making it the clearest material known. Glass only allows 70% of light to pass

fish keeping hobby easier for the novice. How have the tank designs evolved since you first started? Are they suitable for all kinds of fish? We’ve designed several shapes and sizes of tanks. We’ve also had to fight against people copying our designs so we must be doing something right! Traditional tank design hasn’t really

WE’VE HAD TO FIGHT AGAINST PEOPLE COPYING OUR DESIGNS SO WE MUST BE DOING SOMETHING RIGHT! changed that much though. There are still manufacturers making glass boxes in much Did you feel that there was a the same way they did fifty gap in the market for such a years ago. There are limits to how many fish and what product? size of fish you can keep in a It wasn’t only about filling home aquarium. a gap in the market. From our own disappointing How does the biOrb benefit experiences as novices we were determined to make the the fish? through and thick glass always has a green tint.

We’ve engineered the biOrb to be easier to use. We insist upon the highest standard of fish welfare, so we asked the highest authority we could find – the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover. They did an independent test of a biOrb against a standard rectangular aquarium and this is what they told us, word for word. “The oxygen concentrations in the biOrb aquarium were higher than in the rectangular aquarium - probably due to the vigorous aeration and turbulence. This keeps the gases in equilibrium with the air above the water surface.” How do you see the styles and technology of your products evolving in the future? We’re working on new designs all the time. There are some really exciting products coming soon. The best thing to do is sign up to receive our newsletters then you’ll get a preview of our new products before they hit the high street. reef-one.com

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The textures of the white leather chair and the deep pile rug add their own Winter resonance to the Scandinavian references in this room, suggesting rolling hills blanketed with snow and the frosted tips of grasses.

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need to be bold, with shapes strong enough to hold their own in a minimal space. For a more traditional setting, a white table decorated with silver baubles, glass containers and a few branches of greenery makes an enchantingly understated setting. Christmas isn’t Christmas without candles, and tall dinner examples in silvered candlesticks give a shimmering height to the centre of the table, while a set of tea lights in votive glasses introduce light at a lower level. Use scented candles in glass tumblers on the mantelpiece to add an evocative aroma of cinnamon or pine throughout the holidays.

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A hand-carved ibex head, brought back from a trip to Africa, looks spectacular against a darkly-painted wall. With its dramatic white horns it has an affinity with the snowy wastes and reindeer herds of the north.

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An array of tea lights in glass jars are set on the table in a Swedish dining room. When the table is laid for dinner, each place setting will have its own small light. Use a collection of small, wirewrapped, jam jars as an alternative.

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A pair of vintage sundae dishes, lit from within by tea lights, show off the texture of the glass and make great way to turn favourite junk shop finds into Christmas decorations.

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gailabbott.co.uk Taken from Living with Light by Gail Abbott, published by CICO Books at ÂŁ14.99, pb, and available from all good bookshops or call 01256-302699. Visit cicobooks.co.uk. Photography by Mark Scott.

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Interior Gemma Billington rounds up the best trends, local gems and designers this month...

Design ALPHABET BAGS Typography and word art has become a massive trend in home-ware, accessories and, in particular, - canvas shopping bags. Alphabet Bags have really cornered this market now you can wear your name, initials, favourite quote or phrase on your tote. Their new Christmas themed range are simple but suitably festive. £12 alphabetbags.com

The Icon ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS TREES There should always be space in the home for a Christmas tree. There’s an overwhelming choice to suit all tastes, budgets and living room space - and a host of eco-friendly and minimalist alternatives. This spiral rope light tree from lights4fun is striking and unique in its simple, flowing form. £44.95 lights4fun.co.uk

Design ALICE PALACE GIFT WRAP AND CARDS Choosing what to wrap your presents in is often a far more complex choice than it should be. Traditional, contemporary, kitsch, minimal - the choice is endless. I love the fun and quirky illustrations of Alice Palace and her sweet range of cards and recycled gift wrap tick all the right boxes. From £2.25 alicepalace.co.uk

Retailer of the month THE FLOWER APPRECIATION SOCIETY With backgrounds in illustration and textile design, Ellie and Alice - the brains behind Dalston based Flower Appreciation Society - are not your typical florists. I love their creative approach to flowers and their wreaths, table and tree decoration designs will really give your arrangements the ‘edge’. theflowerappreciationsociety.co.uk

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Cocktails: The Cocktail Bar at Dukes is world famous, and rightly so. Here, amid low lighting and the gentle buzz of conversation, you can enjoy a tipple of James Bond’s invention (the Vesper Martini) as you drink at the bar once frequented by the secret agent’s creator, Ian Fleming. The service is exceptional, the wines superb and the cocktails out of this world: whether you’re looking for a spot for up-market office drinks, or somewhere for a quiet Christmas tipple with friends, Dukes Bar fits the bill. Cocktails hover around the £15 mark, but they’re worth every penny!

Christmas Sparkle Deal: For those of you with office parties in town, there can be few better crash pads than Dukes. Or if you and you partner want more than just an overnight stay, the Christmas Sparkle deal will get you get a room, a big breakfast, a half hour beauty treatment each, two Martinis in the bar and a three course meal for two at the hotel’s acclaimed new restaurant, Thirty Six, for £350. It’s enough to refresh even the most stressed of Scrooges, and make Christmas magical again. dukeshotel.com, St James’s Place SW1A 1NY 020 7491 4840

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Office Party with...

George Ramsay interviews Christopher Green and Ursula Martinez to find out more about the Pleasance Theatre production that’s causing a stir...

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elcome to Office Party, a quirky-cool and exciting new production written and directed by Christopher Green and Ursula Martinez. It comes highly recommended for those suffering the corporate blues this winter. Office life has never been so exciting and if you’ve ever considered telling your boss what you truly think or flirting with the colleague you’ve never had the courage to face, look no further, this production will make your day - and more importantly, keep you in employment. So what is Office Party? C: A theatre show and a piece of experimental performance. U: It’ s a very simple concept; a fictitious company is holding an

office party and the audience are the employees. It’s an experimental holding form, if you like, but actually what’s delivered within the piece is very accessible. C: We’ve experimented in a lot of our work historically, so it’s an approach we take. But in some ways this is the purest form we’ve done. There are no seats and the setting is the reality. There is one very simple idea and that is everyone is part of this party and then everything flows from there. Audience participation sounds a little scary? C: Of course people are worried. There are lots of immersive theatre shows and it’s very popular now, but it’s still a new thing and people aren’t used to doing it. What they

The Cast of OFFICE PARTY

are familiar with is going to stuff where you’re dragged up on stage at a nightclub and end up doing a wet t-shirt competition. Perhaps people think it’s like that, but our production is very straightforward. U: Audience members interact with each other too. It’s not a theatre piece where you have to stay in your seat. There are no seats which is hard to convey on a leaflet. You can’t say, well, ‘it’s a basic premise, a fictitious office and a corporate party…’ C: The important thing is that you only join in as much as you want. Why choose an office party to express your ideas? U: I think ideas come organically and there is no, ‘ahh, we want to explore the subject of office parties, how can 67

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The Cast of OFFICE PARTY

Janice Connelly and Serena Bukowski

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we do that?’ That’s not how it works; you have an idea, for whatever reason and then you choose to explore it. C: Well, the office party is traditionally the night where all the normal rules are reversed. It’s perfect really, because it’s saying, ‘we know you’re inhibited but this is the night you can become uninhibited’. It’s a very understandable set of circumstances that anyone can pick up on. They know the CEO has the power; that the cleaner doesn’t. You don’t need to explain that.

idea that this show can only be enjoyed drunk. People do drink, though.

Do people drink alcohol at the show? U (laughing): It’s a show that perhaps alerts people to the dangers of alcohol. ‘Oh no! What did I say last night?’ C: We offer them a drink and yes it is available, but I absolutely refute the

You’re both performers who have worked in groups as well as individually. How have you found working with a larger crew? U: Great. It’s been a challenge artistically to create a big piece with

There are seven rooms and fourteen actors in your production - that’s ambitious? U: You won’t see them all. C: The seven rooms and fourteen actors is, very slightly, a red herring. Not a major one because it’s true, but it’s said so people have an expectation that they’ll be going on a journey. We kind of did it deliberately to give people something to hold onto.

a large cast. We do a lot of solo work, but to work with an ensemble takes it to a larger world, which is exciting. C: It has been a real pleasure. What is it about this production that affects you at a personal level? U (grinning): Expressing individuality, collectively. C: For me, it comes back to the humanity of it and celebrating each person as an individual. The value of being a small cog in a large machine. We should celebrate the individual and the collective and that’s what the ending is trying to do. Office Party runs until 21 January officepartyshow.com Pleasance Theatre, Carpenters Mews, N7 9EF, 020 7609 1800

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December

THE NUTCRAKER! SADLERS WELLS One of the most popular dance productions ever staged in the UK, Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! returns to Sadler’s Wells this Christmas to celebrate its 20th anniversary with a limited seven week run. This delicious theatrical feast has family-sized helpings of Matthew Bourne’s trademark wit, pathos and magical fantasy, Tchaikovsky’s glorious score performed by a live orchestra and Anthony Ward’s unforgettable sets and costumes combine with sizzling choreography to create a fresh and charming interpretation of the traditional Christmas favourite. sadlerswells.com

CINEMA AND COMEDY THROUGHOUT DECEMBER

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OPEN EVENING: FIND YOUR FESTIVE SPIRIT THE GEFFRYE MUSEUM The annual Christmas Past exhibition offers visitors a fascinating insight into how Christmas has been celebrated in English middle-class homes from 1600 to the present day. Get into the Christmas spirit with an open evening on 8 December that includes a seasonal gallery talk, sing-along with live music and a decoration-making workshop for children. Come and get merry! geffrye-museum.org.uk, Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road E2 8EA

THE FLORENCE COMEDY AND FILM NIGHTS THE FLORENCE Join The Florence throughout December for comedy nights and screenings of their favourite films. The venue invites guests to sink into cosy beanbags with hot dogs and free popcorn on Wednesday’s between 7.30pm and 10.30pm. They have chosen classic cult films such as Hard Candy starring Ellen Page (14th December 9pm-10.30pm), and the more recent Moon directed by Duncan Jones (7th December 7.30pm9pm). On Thursday’s MC Elise Harris and her guests will be serving up nuggets of comedy gold, doors open at 8.30pm - 11pm. 50 Florence Street, Islington, N1 2DU theflorenceofislington.co.uk

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WATER POET CHRISTMAS FAIR THE WATER POET One of Spitalfield’s hidden gems, the Water Poet is an East London foodie pub, venue and cinema. Enjoy a day of festive fun this month with local food producers, clothing and jewellery stalls, a brass band at dusk (with procession from Spitalfields Market), hog roast and oyster bar. Festive movie favourites such as The Snowman, A Muppet Christmas Carol and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation will be playing in the Underground Picturhouse all-dayer. The Water Poet, 9-11 Folgate Street, Spitalfields, E1 6BX waterpoet.co.uk

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There’s a whole world of beautifully made gifts that you can purchase at London Transport Museum in Covent Garden or online at ltmuseumshop.co.uk

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ENTERTAINMENT THROUGHOUT DECEMBER

CHRISTMAS AT N1 CENTRE N1 CENTRE There’s loads going on this Christmas at the N1 Centre. A craft fair situated in a beautiful marquee will feature a variety of exhibitors throughout December from 10am till 7pm each day with a range of stalls from traditional to creative, including bespoke crafts, gifts and food. There will also be carol services from local schools taking place every Tuesday throughout December. Showcasing the fantastic stores at the centre, don’t forget the food and drink sampling that takes place each Thursday in the run up to Christmas, in line with late night shopping, at Wagamamas, Waitrose and Glassworks. N1 Centre, 21 Parkfield Street Islington, N1 0PS, n1islington.com

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Local Directory MYHOME ON HAND TO TAKE THE HASSLE OUT OF YOUR HOUSEWORK THIS WINTER Myhome’s team of full-time, trained professionals are on hand throughout the Winter to provide homeowners with a premier cleaning service. Whether you need the house ‘spring cleaned’ before the in-laws arrive or given the once over after the school holidays – they are on hand to take the hassle out of your housework! For more information or to arrange your personalised quote please call 020 7923 2266, myhome.co.uk

BEYOGLU Meze bars are all the rage right now; the best often have kebab-hungry hoards lining up outside the door, and Beyoglu is no exception. Serving classic BBQ and Mediterranean Turkish cuisine, the restaurant offers up all the culinary variety of both East and West - and all their grilled dishes are cooked on real wood charcoal for the proper meze atmosphere and flavour. As a result, the menu is so long and tempting you’ll need to make several trips just to try everything. Beyoglu even boasts a wide and varied selection of vegetarian dishes. And the icing on the cake? They offer a 20% discount on all takeaway as well as a special £9.99 lunch menu for every day of the week! 72 Belsize Lane, Belsize Village, NW3 5BJ, beyoglu.co.uk

LADYBIRD BAR Find a bar that thinks it’s Friday night, every night, and you’ll be in Ladybird - it really is Angel’s best kept secret. Constantly changing its décor, they manage to keep its core value – the atmosphere – firmly grounded. Open until 2am weekdays and 4am on weekends, its extensive cocktail menu, massive sharing drinks and an emphasis on world renowned DJs makes this is a place not to miss. Members get discounts too! 70 Upper Street, Angel, N1 0NY ladybirdbar.co.uk

FIFTEEN With an array of pastries and fresh bread cooked on site and tasty dishes such as wild Arbroath smokies with watercress and hot lemon butter, pastry chef Kenny’s homemade pancakes or the ‘Full Monty’ breakfast, Fifteen spoils you with choice. The flagship restaurant to Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen they cater for everyone. Operating a pioneering apprenticeship scheme for young people, ages 18-24, alongside the day-to-day running of the restaurant adds, to the charm of this eatery. 15 Westland Place, 020 3375 1515

ELK IN THE WOODS The incorrect copy for Elk in the Woods was used in the November issue of The City & Angel magazine. Zest Media apologise for the error and have amended accordingly. The Elk in the Woods is an independently owned restaurant with a unique look and feel. Hidden away in the beautiful Camden Passage, they are a welcome breath of fresh culinary air amongst the standard chain eateries that occupy Upper Street. Their adventurous food and drinks menu makes them a must visit. Try the smoky wild mushroom stroganoff or Frikadellar (Danish meat balls) with mormors potato salad, a dish taken from the owner’s Grandmother’s original recipe; all washed down with a shot of Gamel Dansk. Their breakfast menu is to die for, and with fantastic sandwiches for lunch, it’s a real foodie heaven. The bespoke cocktail menu boasts rhubarb & custard, tarragon Martinis, and their take on an old fashioned using home-made smoked bacon bourbon. Very popular with locals and tourists, it’s essential to book to avoid missing out on a great experience. The Elk in the Woods, 39 Camden Passage, Islington, N1 8EA, 020 7226 3535 the-elk-in-the-woods.co.uk

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MILDMAY PARK, N1 An exceptional family home combining exquisite interior design with original period detailing and offering over 3,800 sq ft of accommodation. Arranged over four principal floors the house has been refurbished to the most exacting standard and provides fantastic entertaining space. There are five double bedrooms including a wonderful master bedroom suite with adjoining 24’ dressing room and a stunning en-suite bathroom with a contemporary natural stone free standing bath. Beautifully landscaped rear garden.

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Thornhill Road N1 A unique, stunning architecturally designed period house offering extremely bright and airy accommodation over three floors in the heart of the Barnsbury Conservation Area. This contemporary style property offers versatile and adaptable living space and includes a sumptuous master bedroom suite on the ground floor with direct access onto the courtyard garden and a generous 33 ft dual aspect reception room reception room with open-plan kitchen and dining room | main bedroom (en suite) | 2 further bedrooms | shower room | 2 roof terraces | courtyard garden

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Arundel Square N7 A superb two bedroom apartment offering over 850 sq ft of beautifully appointed contemporary accommodation. Overlooking the newly landscaped garden square from its juliet balcony, the apartment is finished to an extremely high standard throughout with high quality fixtures and fittings. Residents enjoy the services of a concierge and the apartment further benefits from a secure car parking space reception room with open-plan kitchen | main bedroom (en suite) | 1 further bedroom | shower room | concierge | secure private parking

Guide price ÂŁ650,0000 leasehold

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A contemporary one bedroom flat offering almost 500 sq ft of accommodation with concierge service and gym, located in this landmark modern development within easy reach of Kings Cross

A stunning contemporary one bedroom flat arranged over the top floor of an attractive period building just off Arundel Square and on the edge of the Barnsbury Conservation Area

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Wakeham Street N1

Oakley Road N1

A superb one bedroom flat tastefully refurbished by the current owners and arranged over the top floor of this early Victorian building close to the amenities and transport links of Essex Road

A beautifully presented studio flat recently refurbished in a modern style, offering bright and airy accommodation within a purpose built block in the heart of the East Canonbury

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Mulberry House N1

Batchelor Street N1

A splendid four bedroom house boasting over 2,000 sq ft of entertaining space set back from Essex Road. The house further benefits from an attractive walled garden and access to a garage

A charming Grade II listed four storey town house in a fantastic location moments from Angel station. The property has a flexible layout, a private patio garden and a large communal garden

3 reception rooms | 4 double bedrooms | 3 bathrooms | kitchen | private parking | walled garden | roof terrace

2 reception rooms | 3 double bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | kitchen with open-plan dining room | study | patio garden | communal garden

£1,250 per week unfurnished

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Colebrooke Row N1

Cleveland Road N1

A lovely upper maisonette converted from a handsome period building in a prime Angel location, further benefitting from a secluded roof terrace

A larger than average duplex apartment within this substantial period building, enviably located in the East Canonbury Conservation Area with a lovely private garden

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Islington Green N1

Liverpool Road N7

A newly renovated split level two bedroom apartment in a central Islington location boasting stunning views towards the City, further benefitting from a good sized terrace

A bright and contemporary two bedroom apartment finished to an excellent specification with two terraces. The apartment has high ceilings throughout and a neutral finish

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Highbury Park N5

Gainsborough Studios N1

A lovely two bedroom garden apartment on an attractive terrace in central Highbury. Situated on a private road, this stylish flat also benefits from a stunning shared roof terrace with fantastic views

A contemporary second floor apartment located within a popular development with good transport links into the City. The flat has wraparound floor-to-ceiling windows and a modern specification

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A lovely garden maisonette in a convenient location with excellent transport links to the City. The property further benefits from a garden and is offered to the market newly redecorated

A lovely one bedroom ground floor apartment in a splendid location moments away from Islington Green. At the back and side is a secluded and private low maintenance garden

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Almorah Road N1

Holloway Road N7

A beautifully presented one bedroom flat on the top floor of this attractive Victorian building. The property has been refurbished to a very high standard with excellent attention to detail

A newly refurbished apartment situated on the first floor of a period conversion close to Highbury & Islington station. Architect designed, the property has excellent light and well organised space

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Dingley Place, EC1V

ÂŁ749,950 Leasehold

A coffee warehouse conversion retaining many industrial features such as cast iron columns, steel girders, glass bricks, exposed brick walls and a concertina style lift. Interior and architecturally designed | two double bedrooms | en-suite bathroom | Juliet balcony

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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Legard Road, N5

£750 per week

Perfectly tucked away on a quiet residential street in Highbury, this delightful, three bedroomed house offers neutral décor and modern interiors. Wonderful garden | stylish bathroom | recently refurbished | quality finish

St Paul Street, N1

£775,000 Freehold

This beautiful end of terrace townhouse combines modern design with classical features to create a chic finish. Pretty, residential street | double reception room | split level | two double bedrooms | patio

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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De Beauvoir Road, N1

ÂŁ995 per week

A beautiful Victorian family house offered in superb condition and boasting a host of period features including high ceilings and ornate cornicing. Four double bedrooms | huge mature garden | conservation area | open plan kitchen/ dining | double reception

Morton Road, N1

ÂŁ1,150,000 Freehold

Located in the heart of Islington this stunning house has a modern, contemporary feel with stylish, neutral interiors. End of terrace | private garden | sash windows | three double bedrooms | bright, airy rooms

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 7359 5675 islingtonlettings@hamptons-int.com

Omega Place, N1 - £425 per week – Long Let

Eden Grove, N7 - £425 per week – Long Let Beautifully refurbished apartment moments from Kings Cross Station with This bright and generously proportioned two bedroom property with modern modern fittings throughout, wooden floors and private balcony. fittings and two bathrooms benefits from a 24/7 concierge service, gym facility and beautiful communal gardens.

Noel Road, N1 - £625 per week – Long Let Set in the heart of Angel we are pleased to offer this beautiful period conversion with modern fittings throughout and large private garden that is only seconds from Upper Street.

Raleigh Street, N1 - £750 per week – Long Let A beautiful house in the heart of Angel with a wealth of space, private garden and modern fittings whilst being centrally located to Upper Street and Angel Tube Station.

Mountfort Terrace, N1 - £895 per week – Long Let Set in the heart of Barnsbury, this beautiful split level property benefits from a wealth of light throughout with modern fittings and generously proportioned rooms offering a variety of layouts whilst being well located for access to Upper Street.

Essex Road, N1 - £1250 per week – Long Let An extremely attractive four bedroom house set just off the Essex Road offering very spacious accommodation over three floors. There is an attractive blend of contemporary and period detailing creating a superb family house.

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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HIGHBURY, N5 A stunning contemporary house of high quality interior design in a prestigious yet discrete address, adjacent to Highbury Fields and Upper Street. Luxuriously equipped featuring Gaggenau appliances, superb bathrooms, wood flooring and landscaped rear garden. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 receptions, 2 balconies, roof terrace. ÂŁ1,495,000 Lease 020 7354 9737 islington@faronsutaria.co.uk

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HIGHBURY, N5 A double-fronted semi-detached Victorian house in a well regarded location. Set over five floors on a prominent corner plot with bay windows to the principle rooms. Requiring some modernisation, yet offering great potential to create a truly significant house (potential to extend subject to consent). Approx. 3,326 sq ft. 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, entertaining space, garden. ÂŁ1,950,000 Freehold 020 7354 9737 islington@faronsutaria.co.uk

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PROPERTY

FELICITY J LORD OFFERS NEW TENANTS ‘ZERO RENT’ PERIOD OVER CHRISTMAS Felicity J Lord is giving prospective tenants in London the chance to stay rent-free for two weeks over Christmas. The lettings agent, which has branches throughout the capital, is offering new tenants the opportunity to save £100s simply by letting any of the selected properties featured in its ‘zero rent event’ before December 23. Taking advantage of the ‘zero rent event’ when it goes live on November 21, couldn’t be easier. All a tenant needs to do is simply register with their local branch between November 21 – November 27. If they then subsequently rent one of the selected properties before December 23, they will get the first two weeks rent free. Explains Mariella Petralia, Divisional Lettings Director for Felicity J Lord: “This is a fantastic opportunity for prospective tenants to save £100s in the run up to Christmas. I would urge anyone though who is thinking of renting to contact Felicity J Lord as soon as possible as we are expecting the ‘zero rent event’ to prove extremely popular.”

Property

Roundup FARON SUTARIA ISLINGTON LETTINGS £750 PER WEEK FURNISHED/ UNFURNISHED

COMMENT FROM MARK WELLINGTON, MANAGER, BENHAM & REEVES RESIDENTIAL LETTINGS Rental demand is phenomenal – we recently let 12 apartments in a single week – from one beds for £300pw to two and three beds for £550-£595pw. Three of these were at The Stadium in Highbury. Aqua Vista in Bow is popular – we’ve let 16 units since July. We’ve just let a two bed for £350pw, receiving three offers on the property. Apartments are letting after three or four viewings at most. Most enquiries come from the corporate sector and students. brlets.co.uk

A spectacular duplex apartment in a beautiful period conversion situated just off Rosebery Avenue, and moments from Sadler’s Wells Theatre. The apartment is situated on the 2nd and 3rd floors and offers peace and quiet due to its outlook over gardens to the rear. On the lower floor, the accommodation comprises entrance hall with study area, a spacious, fully fitted eat-in kitchen with built-in appliances and a large reception with double-height ceiling. The upper floor is devoted to a spacious double bedroom overlooking the reception, a separate, high-specification bathroom and a master double bedroom with en-suite shower room. 2 Bedrooms, 1 Reception, 2 Bathrooms Faron Sutaria Tel: 020 7704 1470

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SUSSEX WAY, HOLLOWAY N7, £255,000 LEASEHOLD A well maintained second floor conversion situated within this former public house with a dual aspect view. The flat is being offered chain free, has good views and is within walking distance to local shops, bars and has excellent transport links to the City and West End and is highly recommended for early viewing. Drivers & Norris Residential Sales 020 7607 5001

ISLINGTON ON THE GREEN, N1, £1,500 PER WEEK, UNFURNISHED

An outstanding two bedroom penthouse apartment with unique skyline views of the City and South London, presented to an exacting contemporary standard. This apartment is surrounded by bustling Islington, with its endless array of restaurants, bars and shops. For a little culture, Sadler’s Wells Dance Theatre is on the doorstep. Angel station is conveniently located just down the road from the property and is serviced by the Northern line, providing a direct link to the centre of London’s financial district, with subsequent connections straight to the West End, Canary Wharf and London City Airport. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1521sqf, large roof terrace with amazing views, porterage, located next to Islington Green Savills 020 7354 6701 93

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Brooksby Street, N1 ÂŁ1,250,000 An attractive Georgian house in a quiet tree-lined road, situated within the Barnsbury Conservation Area. On the raised ground floor there is an exceedingly bright through reception with contemporary fireplace and solid oak flooring. The lower ground floor offers a modern kitchen with breakfast/dining room and French Doors leading out to Residential Sales ISLINGTON 313 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 2XQ. a large south facing garden. All four bedrooms are found on the upper two floors with one bathroom on second floor and the second on the raised ground floor.

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Islington 313 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 2XQ Tel: 020 7226 7319 islington.lettings@fjlord.co.uk ISLINGTON 020 7288 1681 8am-10pm weekdays Spacious Conversion

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Westbourne Road, N7 ÂŁ495 per week A stunning two bedroom, split level flat located on the top floors of this substantial Victorian conversion in the heart of Barnsbury. The property is bright and light and has been finished to a very high standard throughout of a large London living room 313 Upperconsisting Street, Islington, N1which 2XQ.is carpeted with high ceilings, a slightly open plan kitchen, beautifully finished Residential Sales ISLINGTON with modern appliances and a separate fully tiled bathroom andallLettings islington@fjlord.co.uk

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Abney Gardens, N16 £750,000 A stunning detached Mews house, with solar panels and modern features, top of the range fixtures and fitting throughout, and a large landscaped garden. This property is part of an eclectic mix of warehouses and individually built houses and it is in a quiet backwater in a gated development behind the High Street. The city is within cycling  distance, with numerous buses and overland/Liverpool Street lines closeby. The many entertainments of Dalston, Hoxton, Shoreditch and Spittalfields are in one directions, with the village  atmosphere of Church Street in the other.  The property has an exceptionally high specifications including integrated audio system, underfloor heating, modern mood lighting as well as a ten year building guarantee.

Residential Sales STOKE NEWINGTON 69 Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 0AR stoke.newington@fjlord.co.uk LettingsSales STOKE and NEWINGTON 69 Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 0AR 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 DECEMBER.indd 96

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Gloucester Drive, N4 £525,000 A stunning 5 star apartment, with beautiful well proportioned rooms, a luxury kitchen/dining room and a huge terrace for entertainment. The flat is reached via an immaculate hallway with winding waxed wooden staircase.

Fairholt Road, N16 £775,000 A huge well proportioned, four bedroom semi detached house with a large open aspect south facing garden, off street parking and potential for a large loft extension. Very spacious and light.

Ravensdale Road, N16 £575,000 A larger than average turn of the century period house, with well proportioned rooms, a conservatory, loft and well planted mature garden. Located in a wide residential road, close to Springfield Park, River Lea and the Olympic Stadium.

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Alconbury Road, Harecourt Road, N1 £250,000 LH E5 £750,000 A newly one double refurbished bedroom largeground end of terrace and first corner floorproperty maisonette with set a large on garden this extremely with the possibility quiet turning of off street just minutes parking. Itfrom has Highbury well proportioned Corner.rooms and a flat has been created on the Highbury lower ground Corner. floor, can be re instated into one house.

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Howard Road, Harecourt Road, N16N1 £332,500 £250,000 LH A one superb double two bedroom bedroom ground ground floor and first flat converted floor maisonette from a set on public former this extremely house. Thequiet flat benefits turning from just having minutes its from own Highbury Corner. entrance, high ceilings and a fantastic open plan kitchen / Highbury lounge area.  Corner.

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Evering Road, E5 £310,000 A stunning two bedroom first floor period conversion set in a large double fronted Victorian building with lots of light and balcony with south facing garden views. Internally the flat has been maintained to a very high standard.

Palatine Road, N16 £390,000 A superb split level first floor flat in immaculate condition throughout. It has light and well proportioned rooms and has the added benefit of a large boarded loft with velux windows for storage. 

Narford Road, E5 £275,000 Situated at the back of this period conversion this beautifully presented top floor one double bedroom property offers delightful contemporary space mixed with a feeling of tradition, well positioned for local shops and transport links.

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AGENTS DIRECTORY 1 HAMPTONS 87 Upper Street, N1 0NP Tel: 020 7359 5675 www.hamptons.co.uk 2 CLUTTONS 6 Camden Walk, N1 8DY T: 020 7354 6666 www.cluttons.com

Colman Coyle Solicitors Property Law with Professionalism

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 WHERE NEXT Leroy House, Unit 3Q, 436 Essex Road, N1 3QP Tel: 020 3176 4150 www.wherenextislington.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 12 JEFFREY NICHOLAS 71 Cross Street, N1 2BB 020 7354 0707 www.jeffreynicholas.co.uk 13 ELLIS AND CO 358 Essex Road, N1 3PD Tel: 020 7288 9870 www.ellisandco.co.uk 14 M&M PROPERTY 97 Newington Green Road, N14QX Tel: 020 7704 0664 www.mandmproperty.co.uk

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Tufnell Park Road, Tufnell Park N7 | ÂŁ315,000 LH

A chain free one bedroom raised ground floor flat situated within this converted period house on a tree lined road. The property comprises one double bedroom, study room, open plan kitchen, lounge, bathroom and benefits from a section of rear garden. Located within a walking distance to Tufnell Park Road (underground Northern Line) shops and facilities, which include tennis courts local gym and an art deco cinema. The flat requires some updating and is offered chain free.

The Beaux Arts Building, Holloway, N7 | ÂŁ415,000 LH

A bright and spacious duplex apartment on the second and third floor of this landmark portered building, ideally located on a quiet residential street within easy reach of local shopping and direct transport links to the City and West end. The accommodation comprises a reception room with high ceilings and views of the city skyline, semi open plan fitted kitchen, master bedroom, mezzanine second bedroom / study, bathroom, guest cloakroom, ample storage throughout. Features include communal gardens and roof terraces, gym and sauna, 24 hour concierge and a secure parking space.

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407-409 Holloway Road London N7 6HP t: 020 7607 5001 w: www.drivers.co.uk

Hercules Street, Upper Holloway, N7 | ÂŁ700 PW

An immaculate example of a four double bedroom period house offered for rent. Internally this sympathetically renovated home offers flexible accommodation spread out over four floors with features including spacious open plan live/eat area, fully fitted bathroom, four large bedrooms, rear courtyard garden and charming and secluded roof terrace. Hercules Street is ideally located for the excellent transport links and shopping and entertainment facilities of Holloway Road. Available immediately.

The Beaux Arts Building, Holloway, N7 | ÂŁ430 PW

A beautiful two bedroom duplex garden apartment located in this highly desirable Grade II listed building. Internally this stunning property features double bedrooms, deceptively spacious lounge, fitted kitchen, bathroom, walk in wardrobe to master bedroom, communal rear gardens and an allocated parking space. The Beaux Arts Building has the added benefit of a 24 hour concierge, gymnasium, sauna and steam room and is perfectly located for the multiple shopping and entertainment facilities at both Archway (Northern Line) and Finsbury Park (Mainline Station). Available part furnished from the middle of November.

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www.mandmproperty.co.uk Tel: 020 7704 0664

Maida Vale, W2

Mildmay Grove, N1

This contemporary two bedroom apartment is conveniently located on the borders of Maida Vale and Paddington comprising of two double bedrooms, two bathrooms (one en-suite), open plan kitchen/lounge, a balcony, wood flooring and underground parking.

A superb one bedroom first floor apartment situated close to Newington Green. The property offers spacious living accommodation, a modern fitted kitchen and access to a shared garden.

£515.00 per week

£320.00 per week

Newington Green, N16

Shoreditch, E2

A Luxury one bedroom apartment located on the third floor of this modern, purpose built, apartment building, overlooking Newington Green.

A beautifully presented, spacious, modern apartment located within easy reach of both Hoxton Station and Shoreditch High Street. The property offers two double bedrooms, open plan lounge/kitchen, 2 bathrooms and a balcony.

£300.00 per week

£495.00 per week

97 Newington Green Road
 Islington,
London
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Downham Road, N1

Holloway Road, N19

This one bedroom apartment is set on the second floor of this newly completed development offering contemporary living throughout. Located in a popular residential area in the heart of De Beauvoir Town, the development is well served for transport & amenities

This well proportioned 3 bedroom maisonette is arranged over the top two floors of this period terraced house close to Archway & Holloway. The property retains a number of period features, benefits from gas central heating and requires some updating.

£250,000 Leasehold

£399,950 Freehold

Woodville Road, N16

Beresford Road, N5

A well presented 3 bedroom terraced house located close to the shops and amenities of Newington Green. The accommodation includes a kitchen diner, lounge leading out to a patio garden (with brick built shed), shower room and wood flooring.

A superb 2 bedroom flat arranged over the top floors of this converted terraced house, located moments away from Canonbury station and Newington Green.

£459,995 Freehold

£475,000 Leasehold

97 Newington Green Road
 Islington,
London
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CHURCH ROAD, N1

£370,000 LH

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.

HERTFORD ROAD, N1

£300,000 LH

Great three bedroom maisonette situated within a purpose-built block and benefiting from well proportioned rooms, light and bright living and entertaining space and a garden. The property is superbly situated within close proximity to the City and major financial institutes.

WIMBOURNE STREET, N1

£680 PW

ORSMAN ROAD, N1

£465 PW

CITY ROAD, EC1

£450 PW

CHURCH ROAD, N1

£450 PW

A well- located purpose-built block moments from Shoreditch Park, this three bedroom duplex flat boasts a large living room and private balcony. Wimbourne Court enjoys a great location close to the heart of fashionable Shoreditch, ALL BILLS INCLUDED!!

Spacious apartment situated on the fifth floor in a landmark building close to Old Street. Complete with modern kitchen including all mod cons and a bright and spacious living room full of natural light. Briefly comprising entrance hall, spacious reception room, large double bedroom and contemporary bathroom.

This delightful two bedroom maisonette has been refurbished to a high standard boasting a superb location moments from the picturesque walkways of Regents Canal. The property is set over two large floors comprising a 27’ living room with ample space for dining and socialising, spiral staircase leading upstairs.

Offering stylish interiors, this delightful two bedroom flat is ideally located within a modern development. The property comprises spacious living room with access to a private garden, modern kitchen, two generous double bedrooms, smart bathroom and garden, Essex Road is moments away with its wealth of amenities.

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PROPERTY ADVICE

LEGAL ANDREW FLINT FROM COLMAN COYLE, GIVES HIS EXPERT ADVICE ON ALL YOUR LEGAL PROPERTY QUESTIONS I have recently put an offer in to buy a property and the seller has asked me if he can have my deposit on exchange. I am not quite sure what he means by this. On exchange of contracts a deposit will be paid by you as the buyer to the seller. This payment will be made through your solicitor and is usually 10% of the purchase price. Once exchange of contracts takes place, the deposit will be sent with your signed contract to the seller’s solicitors. The seller’s solicitors will usually hold this deposit until completion takes place as a ‘stakeholder’. If your seller is buying a property himself, the deposit can be used to fund his purchase deposit and it can ultimately pass all the way to the top of the chain, where it will be held as a stakeholder by a solicitor. If the deposit were to be released to your seller on exchange, the risk to you is that in the unlikely event of the seller failing to complete and you becoming entitled to have the deposit returned to you, it might be difficult to claim this back if the seller has spent the money. This would involve taking the seller to court and I am sure that this is something you would rather avoid. If the deposit is held by his solicitor as a stakeholder your deposit is ring-fenced and for that reason my advice is not to allow the seller to use your deposit and insist that his solicitor holds it as a stakeholder.

ASK THE EXPERTS

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

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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. YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON A MORTGAGE OR ANY DEBT SECURED ON IT

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PROPERTY

MARKET INSIGHT Marji Adeyinka from M&M Property answers the key property questions for the Newington Green area

How have the last six months of 2011 been for you? We have seen a good deal of activity. Enquiries for properties to rent during the months of August and September were exceptionally higher than what we have experienced in quite a while. How long have you been based in Newington Green; what makes this area so special within London? M & M Property have been in Newington Green, Islington for some 18 years now. Newington Green is a fascinating residential area with an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, bars and of course property. The area has seen a gradual influx of both tenants and homeowners drawn to the charm and history of the area,with its good selection of property styles, types and sizes, including what is thought to be the oldest row of terraced houses in England. What’s the typical property you have on your books at present? A two bedroom converted flat located within one of the many Victorian terraced houses, characteristic of Newington Green. These flats tend to be much sought after by young professionals for their high ceilings, large sash windows, feature fireplaces and easy access into town. With Mortgage lenders starting to offer better deals to first-time buyers, what affect will this have in the current market? We hope this will create a positive effect. The hefty deposits required by lending institutions have led to an increase in the number of would-be first-time buyers turning to or remaining in the rental sector, contributing to a shortage of rental stock. With mortgages becoming

your property, choose an agent that has experience in your area and of your particular type of property. Be realistic about price - an over-priced property will limit the number of viewings you achieve leaving your property stagnating on the market.

more accessible, more people will have the opportunity to purchase their first home. With the Rental market being so strong how do you see the next 12 months? And what advice do you have for those looking to rent ? The general consensus is that rents will continue at current levels with increases anticipated in 2012. If you plan to rent a property in the next 12 months, allow ample time to search. If your budget is tight, you may wish to consider renting with friends. On the other hand, now is a good time for Landlords to invest in properties for Let. To attract the best rents and tenants, invest in the property from day one. We offer free advice to landlords looking for rental investments and strongly advise that you engage the services of a professional agency. With buyers outstripping demand for properties at the moment what advice do you have for buyers and sellers? Keep in touch with a few agents. Most agents will send automatic email alerts when a new property comes onto the market. When selling

Are you optimistic for the year ahead? Yes, very much so. We choose to ignore most of the negative talk and focus on the fact that people still need a roof over their heads. Islington is an area that has managed to buck the trend when it comes to house prices and there is still a good amount of activity going on in the market. Our plans over the next few months are focused on improving the experience of our clients and continuing to deliver a service that is both personal and professional. In an area with so many Estate Agents what makes your agency different? We are located on Newington Green Road, which sits at the end of Essex Road and St. Pauls Road. This gives us the advantage of being one of just a couple of Estate agents within the locality of Newington Green. We have been in the area for 18 years and know the area intimately. As an independent agency we are able to offer an individualised personal service which may explain why we have clients who have remained with us since the year we started trading.

AGENT OFFER M & M Property have a Christmas offering of a 15% discount on all new property instructions given in the month of December 2011. For further information, please call us on 020 7704 0664 109

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