Category archives: Hammersmith

The Rook’s Nest: All The Ingredients For Success

The Rook’s Nest: All The Ingredients For Success
‘Living up the road, I was a regular at The Rook’s Nest,’ says Oliver Joseph. ‘I was taken by the place so, when I got the chance to join the team, I didn’t hesitate.’ Sous-chef Oliver is the new face in the kitchen at the hostelry (and boutique hotel) and he has exciting plans to revamp the menu.

Ceramics Classes London: The Ceramic Arts

Ceramics Classes London: The Ceramic Arts
In recent years ceramic artist Zoe Lloyd has pursued parallel creative and educational careers. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art she has combined her love of making and exhibiting her own work with teaching (she also has a PGCE from the Institute of Education) at Wood Lane High School and the West London Free School and giving creative art classes to elderly people with dementia.

The Carpetstore: Flooring Goes Green

The Carpetstore: Flooring Goes Green
‘The carpet is beautiful. The quality is just amazing – I’d have it in my home without a moment’s hesitation.’ When Clay Miller sings the praises of a new brand, it’s worth taking note. Clay and his brother Joe have been running The Carpetstore for over 25 years and there’s precious little they don’t know about carpets and flooring.

The Black Lion: A River Runs By It

The Black Lion: A River Runs By It
Here’s an intriguing local trivia question: other than being famous actors, what connects Douglas Fairbanks Jnr, Sir Michael Redgrave and Errol Flynn? The answer is, they are all reputed to have played the traditional game of London Skittles at The Black Lion near Chiswick Mall.

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...

Leontine Hass of Associated Studios is looking for talented locals

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Leontine Hass of Associated Studios is looking for talented locals
Leontine Hass the founder of The Associated Studios, a West London arts academy, is on the hunt for Hammersmith & Fulham talent Tucked away on a residential road a few minutes walk from Barons Court tube is a small building named simply as ‘The Hub’. To anyone strolling by they...