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The Chiswick Empire: Empire State of Mind

Remembering the magnificent Chiswick Empire, the High Road theatre that hosted the brightest stars of the entertainment world On Friday 6 September 1912 the Chiswick Times reported: ‘The Chiswick Empire was opened on Monday evening… The handsome building was gaily decorated with flags, festoons and flowers for the occasion. The opening had been looked forward […]

James Matthews: Not-So-Secret Agent

James Matthews of Whitman & Co assesses the market and advises on choosing an agent According to Rightmove, over the last three years Whitman & Co has been Chiswick’s best performing estate agent; in 2017 the company sold nearly three times as many properties in W4 as its closest competitor. It’s an enviable track record, […]

Chiswick Computers: Your Personal Support System

‘Steve knows our business. He reacts quickly and delivers exactly the support we need. We can trust him.’ – Dominic Hughes, Pot Pourri, Chiswick ‘At Christmas I get invited to quite a few office parties,’ admits Steve Bonnici. ‘It’s a nice confirmation that I’m seen as one of the team. The parties are fun too!’ […]

The Queen’s Head: Going Back To Its Roots

Under its enthusiastic new management team, The Queen’s Head is a pub transformed. Eagle-eyed locals may have spotted that the former Smokehouse (prior to that it was The Hole in the Wall) on Sutton Lane North has recently become The Queen’s Head. And that name hasn’t just been chosen at random.

Little Black Book: The Matchmaker

Before I became a professional matchmaker, I loved setting up my friends and, for that matter, any singIe person I met,’ smiles Chiswick resident Kate Wray. ‘I’d go through my internal rolodex looking for matches.
People used to say that I should do it for a living; in fact, I was already planning just that!’ Kate is the founder of Little Black Book, winner at the UK Dating Awards 2017.

Gordon Lindsay: Lowdown on Lettings

‘From the landlord’s point of view, a shift in rental values only becomes relevant when a tenancy ends and the property is put back on the market,’ explains Gordon Lindsay.
‘The last 12-18 months have seen achievable rents come down significantly. It’s fair to say that some landlords have taken time to adjust to that change in the landscape.’ Gordon and his experienced team are the experts in the Chiswick lettings market.

Wyndham House: Easter Feast

With Easter on the horizon, another busy period is looming – and Easter at Wyndham House means the arrival of both new season lamb and Salt Marsh lamb. ‘Salt Marsh is special,’ says Rod. ‘We source it from Foulness Island in Essex; the sheep graze on the lush grass of the estuary strip, hence the name. You don’t taste the salt, but the meat has a wonderful, diferent favour.’ The other Easter favourite is Beef Wellington.

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