As the government’s Spending Review and Autumn Statement approaches, James Bailey (Chief Executive) of Henry & James, reveals his property wish list.
“I would like to see an Autumn Statement that steadies the British economy and steers the ship in the right direction. George Osborne, the chancellor, has already carried out a number of measures to curb property prices, so now it is time for consolidation,” says James Bailey, Chief Executive of Henry & James.Read More
Continuing our monthly series, we meet Philip Lawless from Motcombs in Belgravia. He reveals his inspirations, foods he can’t live without and his recipe for success.
Q. It’s more than thirty years since you first bought Motcombs, when it was a small café. What has been the key to its successful expansion? And what makes a well-managed restaurant tick?Read More
London’s ultimate party pad is on the market. Not located in the Shard or a trendy Soho square, but in Notting Hill, W11.
This pretty property with its pastel-coloured hue is surrounded by celebrity neighbours, from rock stars and actors to pop idols and politicians. When walking along Queensdale Place, a feeling of calm washes over you. No jumbo jets screeching across the sky or 4x4s on the school run. Just a few painters adding their finishing touches to their latest makeovers.Read More
Motcomb Street is a hive of activity. It is where deals are done, ladies lunch and customers shop for their latest fashion accessories.
But change is approaching this charming Belgravia hot spot. Over the next 15 – 18 months, the Pantechnicon will be transformed. This Greek revival building with its Doric columns originally started life as a gallery, furniture shop and storage facility in the 1830s. Then a fire in 1874 caused significant damage, leaving only the façade behind.Read More
Juliet Sear’s list of customers reads like a copy of Who’s Who. They have included everyone from Kate Moss and Matt Lucas to Bryan Adams, and Mary Chateris. But the rising baking star has kept her feet firmly on the ground. We caught up with her between bakes to talk about her inspirations, hot new trends, and her culinary creations.Read More
The London housing market has changed beyond recognition over the past 65 years. It has moved on from the grey post-war era to the thriving, thrusting, metropolis of today. But one thing that has not changed are its properties.
This month, one of the best homes in our 65 year history has come on the market.Read More
The London property market does not operate in a bubble and, as we know from long experience, events thousands of miles away can have an impact in the capital.
It is too early to judge how the sharp drop in the Chinese stock market on Black Monday – closely followed by the devaluation of the yuan – will affect property prices in central London.Read More