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Best Restaurants in Fulham: Locale – Mediterranean and Italian Cuisine
Linn Hedblom THE PERFECT LOCALE Delicious seasonal cuisine, delightful service and weekly special offers, Locale is Fulham’s favourite home away from home There can’t be many businesses which, when a long-serving staff member moves on, invites customers along to the leaving party. That’s not unusual at Locale on Munster Road, and it says everything about the family feel created at the neighbourhood restaurant by Linn Hedblom, the charming Manager, and her team. ‘Regulars often bring in gifts on our birthdays,’ smiles Linn. ‘Also, if someone has a spare ticket for Fulham – fans meet here on match days for lunch or dinner – they ask if one of us can use it. We provide a genuinely warm welcome and friendly service and, in return, we’ve got to know some lovely people!’ Locale specialises in authentic Mediterranean cuisine with a strong emphasis on rustic Italian dishes. The menus (a la carte, set three-course dinner for £30 with a cocktail or G&T, Sunday roasts, Meat-up Monday with excellent value selected cuts, Kid’s and Wheat-free) were designed by Head Chef Angelo Martello and all the dishes are cooked on site using fresh seasonal ingredients. The interior is comfortable and cosy, with a separate […]
Bush Theatre: Lynette Linton – Making A Scene
Lynette Linton Lynette Linton, the Bush’s Artistic Director, talks about her vision for the future and the theatre’s integral role in the community ‘It’s so important that our doors are open to all,’ says Lynette Linton. ‘I want the Bush to be a building where everyone, whatever their age background or previous theatrical experience, is at home. Growing up in East London, the 16 year-old me wasn’t all that comfortable in this environment. Even today, when my mum comes to a show, she asks, “What should I wear?” As Artistic Director, I want to change that feeling.’ Having joined the National Youth Theatre, Lynette turned to writing and was mentored by Rikki Beadle-Blair, who programmed her first play, Step, at Theatre Royal Stratford East. ‘Later, I worked with Christopher Hampton, Josie Rourke and Michael Grandage and watching and learning from them was so inspiring. I always wanted to run a building and now I have a wonderful opportunity to build on the legacy of Madani (Younis) at the Bush.’ One word that crops up often in Lynette’s conversation is risk. ‘All the plays in my first season bar one are debuts. Some would say that’s risky. Of course, theatre is […]
Gasworks London: Free Gas Appliance Check For Over 75s
Much to his surprise, earlier this summer Dave Halpin of Gasworks London found himself trending on Twitter. Following the BBC’s decision to make over 75s pay for their TV licence, Dave announced that he would be offering those senior citizens a free gas appliance check.
Horton and Garton: Even Estate Agents Have To Move Home
John Horton founded Horton and Garton in May 2008 with a clear vision in mind. ‘I wanted to create an independent business that provided the best service. That meant treating every client as an individual rather than a potential sales figure and building enduring relationships – and doing it with a smile.’
Evergreen Education: First-Class Tuition
‘We’re delighted that all the children have returned for the new academic year. Our approach is to challenge and inspire students, give them personal attention and make learning enjoyable.’
Collins Motors: Keeping It In The Family
For John Collins, one consequence of his business being such a long-standing part of the W6 community is that residents have grown up going to his garage. ‘It’s true. We have “youngsters” coming in who I remember in pushchairs,’ smiles John. ‘They’re following their parents’ example – it means we’re doing something right!’
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
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 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
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.
Chiswick Computers: Keeping Up-To-Date With Updates
Chiswick Computers is offering a new remote maintenance service that protects home users against hacking and viruses
Cook Folk: The Joy of Food
‘I only realised at university that I could cook – previously it had just been part of family life. I discovered that I loved making people happy with my food.’ That feeling has never left Louisa Chapman-Andrews. While pursuing a career in PR she also ran a catering business and, later, after joining renowned British grocer Melrose and Morgan, co-wrote the seminal book Good Food For Your Table: A Grocer’s Guide.
David Wallace: Playing For Pleasure
‘David is a fantastic piano teacher’, says Ros McHugh. ‘He is endlessly patient and he demystifies the piano by breaking things down into simple components, step by step. The result is that, within weeks, he will have you playing whatever music you like.’
Whitman & Co: Commercial Class
There’s a new face – but the same tried and trusted service – at Whitman & Co’s commercial department
WholeLife Clinics: The Shock Of The New
Shockwave therapy is delivering consistently impressive results in treating a wide range of physical injuries and health issues
Whitehall Construction: Building Trust
Whitehall Construction has the expertise to take any project from design to completion
The Hogarth Club: Making It Personal
The Hogarth Club combines high quality facilities and state-of-the-art equipment with a friendly home-away-from-home atmosphere
D&F Dental & Facial Clinic: Dental Excellence
The D&F Dental and Facial Clinic offers high quality personal care in a comfortable environment – and free consultations until the end of October
Aurora Spa Beauty Clinic: Dr Giovanni Ferrando – The Body Beautiful
Aesthetic and cosmetic specialist Dr Giovanni Ferrando is joining Aurora Spa and free consultations are available on the Open Day
London Holistic Therapy: The Healing Touch
Ruth Clarke transforms and soothes mind and body through the power of therapeutic massage
Reliant LDN: Is Your Home Costing You Money?
New heating and plumbing company Reliant LDN is offering a free home energy efficiency survey
Metropolitan Safe Deposits: Maximum Security
Christopher Barrow Metropolitan Safe Deposits provides the peace of mind that comes with knowing your most valuable possessions are secure While the recently opened Chiswick office of Metropolitan Safe Deposits was under construction – and it was a complex 10-month process – there was much speculation about the nature of the new arrival. Clearly, it wasn’t going to be yet another High Road coffee shop or phone store. ‘I’m not altogether surprised,’ smiles Chief Executive, Christopher Barrow. ‘Our near neighbours must have been curious about why articulated lorries were suddenly arriving with one-ton slabs of reinforced concrete. At the final count, it required 225 tons to build our two basement safe deposit box vaults.’ It’s fair to say that most people probably regard safe deposit boxes as the preserve of the super-wealthy. In fact, that’s far from the case. At its Chiswick vaults Metropolitan Safe Deposits has installed over 8000 boxes in 12 different sizes; the smallest, which is perfect for storing small keepsakes, rings or watches, is available at an annual fee of £95 (including £10,000 insurance, which can be increased to £500,000). ‘At a time when banks are exiting the safe custody market – no major bank in […]
Fuller’s: The Brewery Shop – Discovering Chiswick’s ‘Secret’ Shop
Adrian Southwick (second left) A treasure trove of beers, wines and fantastic gifts – and there’s a 10% discount for locals ‘Many people, even those who have lived in Chiswick for a while, don’t know The Brewery Shop is here,’ says Adrian Southwick, Visitor Centre Manager at Fuller’s Griffin Brewery. ‘We want to change that, particularly since we offer “locals” a 10% discount on our stock.’ Located behind The Mawson Arms, the Brewery Shop was extensively refitted in 2018 and transformed into a stylish, more interesting space. The re-design allowed for the addition of the Pilot Brewery, where the brewing team produce small batch beers, the Growler Bar, where customers can sample barrel-fresh beers and take away a growler (a jug holding three pints approx), and the Tun Room, which is the ideal site for out-of-office meetings (these bookings are often followed by a tour and tasting session in the Hock Cellar). ‘We carry just about every Fuller’s beer (from single bottles to packs), some of our extended family, such as Cornish Orchard cider and Dark Star, the Vintage Ales and speciality beers and a good selection of our wines,’ explains Adrian. ‘In addition, we have a beer-inspired food range […]
Dorota’s Lifestyle Studio – HYPOXI: Slim Down and Tone Up
Tracey and Dorota Do you need to shift stubborn inches? Tracey Kane has lost 8kg since May, when she started a HYPOXI body-shaping programme at Dorota’s Lifestyle Studio. ‘I needed a kickstart to tone up and diets and other fitness plans hadn’t worked. I used to pass Dorota’s studio regularly and I was curious about HYPOXI – I’d never heard of it – so I did some research. I found the science behind the concept interesting and, after a free taster appointment, I booked a course. ‘HYPOXI has definitely worked for me. The sessions don’t take too much time, they’re easy to do and Dorota is so friendly and makes you feel at home. I’ve actually had to start shrinking my jeans in the hot wash so that I can fit them. I’m delighted with the results.’ As well as specialising in HYPOXI Dorota also offers other health and beauty treatments: laser hair removal, HydraFacials, reflexology, skin rejuvenation, aromatherapy and massage. On 27 September, the Studio team will be taking part in the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning – it’s the perfect opportunity to find out about HYPOXI, raise funds for an excellent cause and enjoy delicious cake, coffee and […]
Hogarth Youth and Community Centre: Young Lives Matter
Patrick, Jamilla and Fred The Hogarth Youth Centre has survived losing its local authority funding. But if the team is to expand the opportunities and support it gives young people, the help of the local community is needed… Tucked away at the end of Duke Road is a large anonymous building. With the William Hogarth School and St Mary’s RC Primary School on either side, you might assume that the block is part of their premises. In fact, it’s home to the Hogarth Youth and Community Centre, one of Chiswick’s most socially valuable and perhaps least known charities. ‘This is an affluent area, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t kids here who lack opportunities and for whom deprivation is an issue,’ says Fred Lucas, Finance Director and Chair of the Charitable Trust that oversees the Centre. ‘Our aim is to provide a safe place for those children to play, learn, meet friends and make good choices at a critical time in their lives.’ In 2018 that vision was threatened when the Council withdrew its funding. ‘Like many youth services, we became a victim of austerity cuts,’ explains fellow trustee Patrick Brougham. ‘However, we were determined to carry on and, in […]
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Aurora Spa Beauty Clinic: Look and Feel Your Best
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Toro Gordo: Buen Provecho!
With a new chef and revamped menu, Toro Gordo offers an authentic Spanish dining experience for under £30
Dorota’s Lifestyle Studio – HYPOXI: Shape Up For Summer
Shift stubborn excess weight, beat cellulite and make sure your body is beach ready When she opened her spacious new studio, Dorota Zelazny had two aims in mind: firstly, to expand her successful HYPOXI body-shaping programme and, secondly, to offer a wider range of professional health and beauty treatments in a friendly, comfortable environment.
Nick Ferran Shoulder & Elbow London: The Wide Awake Club
Shoulder and Elbow Consultant Nick Ferran is a passionate advocate of awake upper limb surgery
Holly Tucker: Mixing Business with Pleasure
By living and working in St Margarets and Richmond, Holly Tucker has achieved the perfect work-life balance
Ink and Paper: Bespoke Lettering Design – Workshops and Weddings
Ink & Paper is a small letterpress and calligraphy studio based in Ealing. It is run by Grania O’Brien, who is passionate about these ancient crafts. Letterpress is a 550+ year old printing technique, and we run one and two person workshops from my studio in South Ealing.
Cerys Matthews talks about The Good Life Experience festival
Cerys Matthews ‘The Good Life Experience is about reconnecting with nature and acknowledging the joys of the simpler things in life’ As the front woman for one of Britain’s most iconic 90’s bands, Cerys Matthews secured hit after hit with Catatonia that captured the public’s imagination. In recent years, as a roving reporter for the BBC One Show and presenter of her own radio programme, the musician has again become a household name. Not content with her already hectic schedule, she has also helped co-found a music festival for families in her home country of Wales. It is amazing how she manages to make time. ‘Modern life is full of temptations and pressing commitments,’ she says from her home in West London. ‘Work, for instance; mine has totally erratic and irregular hours and often entails a lot of travel. I’m also a full time mother of a five, 10 and 12 year old. I run the house and I’m also a wife. ‘But, the Good Life Experience is about reconnecting with nature and acknowledging the joys of the simpler things in life. We live in an increasingly hectic and digitally connected world, so the festival is a real breath of […]
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 certain gravitas, it came as a surprise to many that this serious journalist covering the minutae of an economic storm was also the daughter of one half of a celebrated and world famous comedy duo. Her father, actor and singer Michael Flanders, along with pianist Donald Swann wrote comical songs as Flanders and Swann that they performed around the world in the Fifties and Sixties. Tragically, when Stephanie was just six her father died suddenly while on a family holiday in Wales. In a testimony to West London where he brought his family, his ashes were scattered in Chiswick House on Burlington Lane. Later, a day care centre in Acton – the Michael Flanders Centre –was named after him. It is therefore little wonder that Stephanie and her husband have chosen the local area as the location of their family home with their two children. ‘I have always loved West […]
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 could be forgiven for thinking that nothing much happens in what appears to be an annex to a local redbrick church. But this innocuous building is home to Associated Studios, a leading performing arts academy that has helped train and develop some of the country’s top actors, singers and performers. In fact, some of the most popular West End shows and most acclaimed operas have been staged involving the studio’s tutors and experts. Leontine Hass, a mother of two, founded the studio in 2007 to help talented, aspiring performers work and train with some of the leading directors, vocal coaches, musical directors, conductors, agents, casting directors, producers and choreographers. She says, ‘We are lucky to have devoted, eminent patrons: Sir Tim Rice, Jeremy Irons, Rory Bremner, Jeremey Herrin, Timothy West, Joel Fram and Scott Alan. They are very hands-on. A lot of our singers have ended up in the West […]
Dr Hala Health and Beauty Clinic: Look and Feel Fabulous
New treatments, the latest equipment, a relaxing environment… Dr Hala delivers the best specialist aesthetic and beauty care
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Cremorne Pleasure Gardens: The Pleasure Principal
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Whatever your sporting pursuit, it’s worth making sure your footwear is fit for purpose
Aristone Opticians: A Clear Vision
Whether glasses or contacts, repairs or eye screening, the experienced team at Aristone Opticians are Fulham’s optical specialists
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Summer holiday drawing and painting classes that allow young people of all abilities to develop their artistic skills