Country Life 04-Aug-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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151,54 €(IVA inc.)
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london life

IS THIS LONDON'S SMARTEST HOTEL CHOICE? The Lost Poet, 6, Portobello Road, W11 A wave of brand-new, stylish and affordable (yes, really) hotels is crashing down on London-in time for a summer-holiday staycation and the August bank holiday. Multi-generational travellers and groups will love The Lost Poet, a four-bedroom, guesthouse-style hotel at the Notting Hill Gate end of Portobello Road that's available on an exclusive-use basis. An automated check-in and check-out system means you can come and go as you please and breakfast is included—choose between Naughty (Ottolenghi pastries and lashings of salty butter) and Nice (chia seed pudding with yoghurt and compote)—and left outside your door every morning. Welcome hampers from The Sloe Kitchen can be pre-ordered. Rooms are themed by colour; the Muse is the only one with a bath,…

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se19–22 little black book

Dulwich Picture Gallery cafe and shop, College Road, SE21 Expect great coffee and delicious lunches, plus a shop featuring artist-made projects Bartleys Flowers, 82, Dulwich Village, SE21 A good selection of both plants and flowers Moxon’s,149, Lordship Lane, SE22 Fresh fish meets salmon and kippers smoked at the company's own smokehouse The Dulwich Trader, 9–11, Croxted Rd, SE21 A lifestyle store with a large selection of gifts and furniture Just Williams Toys, 106, Grove Vale, SE22 A family-run toy shop beloved by children…

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this green and pleasant village

GREEN is Dulwich’s colour. The line of soaring trees and trimmed hedges along Red Post Hill hints to Dulwich Park’s manicured lawns and ancient oaks, Brockwell’s cricket pitch, Long Meadow’s black poplars and Belair Park’s weeping willows, their branches tickling the surface of the lake. ‘The leafiness of Dulwich is, to me, its greatest charm,’ Arthur Oswald wrote in COUNTRY LIFE in 1962. Fifty-nine years on, this slice of English Arcadia hidden in south-east London endures. ‘Dulwich is one of London’s greatest surprises,’ agrees Jennifer Scott, director of the Dulwich Picture Gallery. ‘It’s remarkable that 30 minutes from Victoria you are in the most quintessential English village. Even for those who know it well, it still catches us by surprise.’ First mentioned in 967, the hamlet belonged for a long time to…

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at home in dulwich

Lovelace Road, £2.25 million Set in West Dulwich, this large Victorian home has six bedrooms, five reception rooms and a magnificent, vaulted billiard room on the top floor. The about 3,500sq ft interiors have kept intact many period features, from decorative plasterwork to fine fireplaces, and the grounds outside are beautifully landscaped. Knight Frank (020–3815 9417; www.knightfrank.co.uk) Turney Road, £1.75 million This period family home stands in the Dulwich Village Conservation Area and has 2,152sq ft of charming details, including tessellated flooring, sash windows and feature fireplaces. There are two reception rooms and the kitchen on the ground floor and five bedrooms upstairs, plus a 68ft-long garden. Hamptons (020–3369 4375; www.hamptons.co.uk) Turney Road, £2.3 million Also in Turney Road, this semidetached house spans 2,163sq ft of exquisite interiors, including two reception rooms and a panoramic kitchen and…

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here’s looking at london's lost property

• About 300,000 items are left on the capital's public transport systems and inside taxis every year, including 13,000 sets of keys, more than 34,000 mobile phones and 10,000 umbrellas. All items are sent to TfL's Lost Property Office-the largest office of its kind in the whole of Europe • A nun doll, a prosthetic leg and a giant toy warthog are among some of the weirder things abandoned-either deliberately or by mistake-on the London Underground. A lifesize gorilla toy, left behind and nicknamed Eddie by the office staff, was given a starring role in an advert for the Night Tube • What happens to the 66% of items that are never claimed? After three months, ownership is transferred to TfL. Items are then donated to charity, recycled or disposed of or…

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seasonal suggestions

Best for long lunches Dior has taken over Alto, the rooftop restaurant at Selfridges, W1, to celebrate its latest, Mediterranean-inspired collection. Go for the views over Oxford Street, stay for the fashion house’s signature toile de Jouy, which adorns the place mats and awnings. Until September 30 (www.sancarlo.co.uk/restaurants/alto-london-selfridges) Best for late nights When it opened, New York-export The Standard, WC1, helped put King’s Cross back on the map. The views back over London from the 10th-floor bar are the best in town and you don’t need a reservation, but come prepared to party (www.standardhotels.com) Best for California dreaming The Polo Lounge at The Beverly Hills Hotel, California, US, has popped up on the rooftop of sister hotel The Dorchester—candy-stripe decor and pink bougainvillea flowers included. Go in time for sunset. Until August 31 (www.dorchestercollection.com)…

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