Country Life 03-Feb-2021

Published by TI Media Limited Country Life, the quintessential English magazine, is undoubtedly one of the biggest and instantly recognisable brands in the UK today. It has a unique core mix of contemporary country-related editorial and top end property advertising. Editorially, the magazine comments in-depth on a wide variety of subjects, such as architecture, the arts, gardens and gardening, travel, the countryside, field-sports and wildlife. With renowned columnists and superb photography Country Life delivers the very best of British life every week.

País:
United Kingdom
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Future Publishing Ltd
Periodicitat:
Weekly
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london life

RANGER'S HOUSE, CHESTERFIELD WALK, SE10 Is this London’s most famous filming location? If the façade of Ranger's House looks somewhat familiar, it might be because you recognise it as the wisteria-strewn home of the Bridgerton family, from the eponymous Netflix period drama. The Georgian townhouse, situated on the edge of Greenwich Park, was built in the early 18th century for Vice-Admiral Francis Hosier, who wanted to be close to the Thames and the sea. It changed hands multiple times-including to diamond magnate Sir Julius Wernher, who left behind a dazzling art collection-before landing under the protection of English Heritage (www.english-heritage. org.uk). Although the house is not open to the public until April, it's possible to peer through the gates. If you're in the Greenwich area, wander past the Old Royal Navy College…

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news

The catwalks of Africa THE V&A Museum has revealed plans to stage a major exhibition on African fashions, in June 2022, and is appealing to members of the public who might have items of interest that they’re willing to lend, as well as personal testimonies (to submit an idea, email africafashion@vam.ac.uk). The list includes rare and early designs by Shade Thomas-Fahm, Chris Seydou, Kofi Ansah and Alphadi, as well as kente, bògòlanfini, khanga and commemorative cloths from the 20th-century liberation and independence years, plus copies of Drum Magazine, published between 1950 and 1970. Last week, the museum also unveiled new digital content on the refurbished Raphael Cartoons, to enjoy from home until the latest lockdown lifts. The interactive features and in-depth stories, charting the cartoons’ 500-year-old history, are available on the V&A website (www.vam.ac.uk/…

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sw4 little black book

M. Moen & Sons One of London's best butchers, says Winkworth's agent Brad Slade (24, The Pavement) Clapham Books An independent shop that did ‘brilliant things' during lockdown, according to Alyson Wilson of the Clapham Society (26, The Pavement) Trinity Adam Byatt's Michelin-starred venue has repeatedly been named as one of London's best restaurants (4, The Polygon) The Windmill The inspiration for the Pontefract Arms in The End of the Affair, this pub is a favourite of estate agent Charlie Syson of Chestertons (Clapham Common South Side)…

4 min.
put your hands together

MANY corners of London have evolved over time, but Clapham has changed its location as much as its nature. At first, the village centred on the long-lost manor house at Turret Grove—home, among others, to Henry Atkins, James I’s Court physician, who could afford it after the King recompensed him lavishly for helping an infant Charles I recover from illness in 1604—and the church in Rectory Grove, rebuilt in 1815 as the forward-thinking St Paul’s, where a wildlife garden supports many invertebrate species, including bees from local hives (honey is sold on Friday mornings). Over the course of the centuries, however, Clapham shifted south towards the common, where wealthy Londoners began building their country retreats. One of the early residents, says Alyson Wilson of the Clapham Society, was Samuel Pepys, who,…

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at home in clapham

Trouville Road, £1.475 million Situated in Abbeville Village, this Victorian semi-detached house has 2,192sq ft of living space, plus a huge 1,020sq ft loft with scope for conversion. The ground floor houses the eat-in kitchen, the dining room, a study and a bedroom, with a reception room, family room and two more bedrooms on the first floor, but the space could be arranged to house all the bedrooms upstairs if required. Outside is a 35ft-long south-facing garden. Knight Frank (020–8682 7777; www.knightfrank.com) Old Town, £2.795 million Listed Grade II*, this Queen Anne townhouse is in the heart of Old Town, close to Adam Byatt's Trinity restaurant. Full of charming features, such as wood panelling and feature fireplaces, the 2,939sq ft interiors stretch across four floors, with the main reception rooms on the raised…

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seasonal suggestions

It’s nigh on impossible to ignore Valentine’s Day, even if you’re stuck at home. Here’s how to do it in non-nauseating style Best for couples The Quo Vadis At Home dinner kit will banish any misgivings you may have about takeaway. The box even includes a Quo Vadis tablecloth and delivery is available in and near London. From £95 (www.quovadissoho.co.uk) Best for friends Walk east along Regent’s Canal, from Regent’s Park to Coal Drops Yard. At the finish line, you’ll find Word on the Water—an eclectic and dog-friendly bookshop on a barge. Treat yourself or treat one another; click and collect is available during lockdown (www.wordonthewater.co.uk) Best for grand gestures Forget flowers: new London bakery Crème specialises in ‘really big cookies’ that are bound to please a partner or parent. They’re available to order in boxes…

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