Country Life 07-Apr-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.

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london life

TEDDY THE SHETLAND AT THE GORING Is this London’s most exciting event of the season? The Goring, SW1, is now taking bookings for a limited-edition afternoon tea, inspired by a very special guest, Teddy the Shetland. Available between August 16 and 31, the tea will include pony- and horseshoe-shaped cakes, Polo mint (Teddy's favourite)-infused scones and mini apple tarts. Teddy, an Instagram sensation with more than 156,000 followers, belongs to CEO Jeremy Goring's cousins. During his two-week residency, he'll be free to roam the hotel garden and rest inside his purpose-built stable. Mr Goring is particularly excited, explaining: ‘My dear dad was a kamikaze jockey and mum was a dressage champion, but I was a coward and shied away [from horses]. Teddy is on the other end of the scale, thankfully, and…

1 min.
book now, go later

‘Thomas Becket: murder and the making of a saint’, at the British Museum, WC1, from May 17 ( The Royal Opera House re-opens to socially distanced audiences on May 17. Productions will include ballet Within the Golden Hour and Mozart's La clemenza di Tito. Dates to be confirmed this month ( ‘David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring, Normandy’, at the Royal Academy of Arts, W1, May 23–September 26 (; Artist of the week, page 150) ‘Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits’ at the National Maritime Museum, SE10, May 28–October 31 ( The Marriage of Figaro, La Traviata, L’amico Fritz, The Cunning Little Vixen and The Pirates of Penzance at Opera Holland Park, W8. Book from April 14 for performances between June 1 and August 7 ( Under Milk Wood starring Michael Sheen, staged in the…

1 min.
w9 little black book

Clifton Nurseries The reason Maida Vale's gardens are so full of ‘rare and beautiful plants', according to a passage in Barbara Vine's book, Grasshopper (5A, Clifton Villas) Da Daniela ‘The best Italian food I have ever had outside Italy,' says local resident Alice Sinclair (49, Shirland Road) The Winery This shop has ‘an amazing selection and clairvoyant gift recommendations,' according to resident Fiona Dent (4, Clifton Road) Clifton Greens If this greengrocer doesn't have it, then ‘it doesn't exist,' notes Miss Dent (16, Clifton Road)…

5 min.
london’s little italy

IT’S strange to walk around Maida Vale’s stately roads and think that none of this existed until 200 years ago. Of course, woods and fields had long occupied the stretch of land north of Paddington, but the area had no name of its own. Then a battle changed everything. When, in 1806, the British troops inflicted a burning humiliation on the Napoleonic army at Maida —a small Calabrian town few Italians would be able to pick out on a map—a patriotic pub on Edgware Road named itself The Hero of Maida, in homage to commander Sir John Stuart. As houses began to creep in on the surrounding pasture, the name stuck and Maida Vale was born. The new crop of Italianate villas, iced white with stucco like giant cakes, and the…

1 min.
at home in maida vale

Warwick Place, £2.9 million This Little Venice house, with views of Regent's Canal, spans 2,446sq ft across four floors. It has a striking, open-plan kitchen and dining room, plus a light-flooded reception room on the lower ground floor, a magnificent double reception room with fireplace on the ground floor and three bedrooms upstairs, including an elegant master suite that takes up the entire first floor and features a spectacular bathroom. Knight Frank (020–8629 2541) Elgin Avenue, £1.35 million This townhouse stands in the heart of Maida Vale, close to the Paddington Recreation Ground and the Tube station. Its 1,159sq ft include three bedrooms, one of which doubles up as a study, a living room and an open-plan kitchen and dining area, which flows seamlessly into the conservatory and the terrace beyond. The property is…

2 min.
recipe of the week

Notes Serves two Ingredients 6 organic chicken drumsticks800g fresh peas50g red onion150g potato100g pancetta300ml vegetable stock60ml extra virgin olive oil50ml white wine5g mint5g thymeSalt and pepper to taste Method On a tray, marinate the chicken drumsticks with half of the extra virgin olive oil, thyme, salt and pepper. Remove all the peas from the pods (you can save the pods for the vegetable stock to help elevate the pea flavour). Place the shelled peas into a medium-sized saucepan and cover with cold water. Add a pinch of salt and bring it to boil. Once the water has boiled, remove the pan from the heat and leave to cool. Clean the onion and roughly chop. In another medium-sized saucepan, sweat the onion with the other half of the extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of salt on…