Category archives: Features

Stephanie Flanders: ‘I’ve been in and around this neighbourhood most of my life’

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Stephanie Flanders: ‘I’ve been in and around this neighbourhood most of my life’
Stephanie Flanders ‘I like the fact that my kids are growing up in a mixed and diverse neighbourhood’ As the BBC’s economics editor, Stephanie Flanders became a household name as she relayed to the nation the harrowing financial news following the 2008 recession. Because reporting on such matters requires a...

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

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

La Crêperie Cinq Maisons: Très Classiques Crêpes!

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La Crêperie Cinq Maisons: Très Classiques Crêpes!
Judith and Fred Bringing an authentic taste of France – both sweet and savoury – to Richmond... Before meeting Fred Mokrani, who runs La Crêperie Cinq Maisons on Brewers Lane with his business partner, Judith Cizeikaite, I knew of his track record in the hospitality business at the popular Café...

Organic Mind: Nourishment for the Mind, Body and Soul

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Organic Mind: Nourishment for the Mind, Body and Soul
Emma Rowlatt Emma Rowlatt has brought together a gifted team of readers and complementary health practitioners at Organic Mind I’ve just asked Emma Rowlatt how she became proprietor of Organic Mind, Richmond’s one-stop shop for holistic treatments, tarot and mediumistic readings and ‘alternative’ retail therapy. Her answer is as moving...

Hammersmith Locals: Download and Share the Winter 2017 PDF

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Hammersmith Locals: Download and Share the Winter 2017 PDF
CLICK ON A LINK TO DOWNLOAD A PDF Hammersmith Locals Winter 2017 Chiswick Locals Winter 2017 2018 ISSUES ARE UNDERWAY If you would like to advertise in our next issue we would love to talk to you now. CONTACT US Editorial and Advertising: +447956391739 Nigel@keepthingslocal.com PREVIOUS ISSUES Chiswick Locals Autumn...

The Brackenbury Wine Rooms: Thor Gudmundsson – Christmas Winter Warmers

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The Brackenbury Wine Rooms: Thor Gudmundsson – Christmas Winter Warmers
Thor Gudmundsson raises a glass – or two – to the festive season! The cold weather has well and truly arrived, so it’s time to consider which wines are most appropriate for winter and, in particular, to enjoy at Christmas and New Year. So, not a word about rosés –...

Fitness Fuel and Pharmacy on Wheels: When Boots meets Holland & Barrett

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Fitness Fuel and Pharmacy on Wheels: When Boots meets Holland & Barrett
Tanvi and Vishal Vishal and Tanvi Patel have created an online pharmacy and health business Eagle-eyed locals may have spotted a new business at 86 Goldhawk Road. Fitness Fuel and Pharmacy on Wheels opened five months ago and is owned by husband and wife team, Vishal and Tanvi Patel. As...

Pho District: The True Taste of Vietnam – Loc and Neville

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Pho District: The True Taste of Vietnam – Loc and Neville
Loc and Neville Two enterprising young cousins are bringing the delicious, healthy cuisine of their homeland to Hammersmith King Street regulars may have noticed that the former VietAce restaurant has reincarnated as Pho District. Stylishly redecorated, the name change is the culmination of much hard work by the engaging entrepreneurs...

Top Hat Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary – Mike Moran

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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...