Chiswick Pier Trust puts on an exciting programme of public events and talks to engage all ages with life on and around the Thames
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 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, […]
Relax, have fun and unleash your creativity at Mella Mella’s ceramic café and pottery studio
‘This might sound strange,’ admits Mel Gunaydin. ‘But the trick when teaching beginners to use a pottery wheel is to make them close their eyes
when they’re trying to centre a pot. That’s actually the hardest thing to do – and they must feel it, not look at it.’
‘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!’ […]
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.
‘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.
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.
Whatever the tile – decorative or practical – you’ll be spoilt for choice at Hugo Ceramicas
Jess Webber Jess Webber is the youngest patron of West London Action for Children. This year the remarkable local charity is celebrating its 100th anniversary – and, as she explains, its work is as relevant as ever Jess Webber has recently accepted an invitation to become West London Action for Children’s (WLAC) newest – and […]