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West London Action for Children: Giving Local Children a Better Chance

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 […]

Top Hat Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary – Mike Moran

Mike Moran Mike Moran’s family business delivers high-quality laundry and dry cleaning services You could say that Mike Moran was born into the world of dry cleaning. He was just two when his parents, Mike Snr and Pat, opened the first Top Hat in Kingsley Road, Hounslow in 1967. Most appropriately, given this year marks […]

Carrie Reichardt: Home Is Where The Art Is

Carrie Reichardt, internationally renowned mosaic artist and co-author of Mad in Chiswick, lives in her own unique public artwork. You certainly can’t miss it… I’d be surprised if there’s a more gloriously distinctive property in Chiswick. Friends always fondly refer to it as the ‘crazy mosaic place’ – and that pretty much says it all.

St Michael and All Angels: We Need To Talk About Kevin

Father Kevin Morris This year Father Kevin Morris is celebrating 21 years of dedicated service at St Michael and All Angels, Bedford Park This Christmas Day it won’t necessarily come as a surprise to the congregation of St Michael and All Angels in Bedford Park to see their vicar taking the lead role in a […]

Fuller’s Brewery Shop: Chiswick’s Best-Kept Secret?

Fuller’s Brewery Shop Fuller’s Brewery Shop is a treasure trove of excellent ales, vintage brews, stylish merchandise and exclusive seasonal gifts I was browsing for birthday gifts in Fuller’s Brewery Shop when a dozen or so excited American ale aficionados arrived, fresh from the tasting session in the Hock Cellar that always completes the popular […]

White Dental and Cosmetic Rooms: The Gentle Touch

Dr Raffaella Gabassi For Dr Raffaella Gabassi and her friendly, welcoming team, the patient always comes first ‘On occasion we’ve had clients standing on the High Road too nervous to come through the door. I’ve had to nip out, take them gently by the hand and bring them in for a chat – and we’ve […]

James Matthews: The Home Front

James Matthews Rightmove ranks Whitman & Co as W4’s leading estate agent. James Matthews reveals the secrets of success Talking to James Matthews, co-owner of Whitman & Co, it struck me just how Chiswick has changed. When James started at Tyser Greenwood (in itself, a name from the past) in 1987, it was one of […]

Hugo Ceramicas: The Tile Style Experts

Peter Hughes Recently opened tile showroom Hugo Ceramicas stocks an exquisite range of inspirational international designs to suit all decorative and practical tastes When someone casually reveals in conversation that they ‘fell into tiles by complete accident’ you really have to ask – how? The person in question is Peter Hughes, joint owner of Hugo […]

HYPOXI-Studio Chiswick: The shape of things to come

Dorota Zelazny When intense exercise and strict dieting isn’t shifting fat or banishing cellulite, the HYPOXI method can help reclaim your body shape There used to be a TV advert for Remington Shavers in which the US entrepreneur Victor Kiam declared, ‘I liked the shaver so much, I bought the company.’ You could say that […]

The Italians: Festive Feasting – Italian-Style

Paola The Italians will be offering luxurious Christmas hampers to suit all budgets and tastes from the end of November – and you can also put together your own personal selection of fine foods and wine In Italy, the festive season traditionally begins on 8 December, the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception. A public […]

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