With a limited number of places available each year at top schools in areas such as Crouch End, Muswell Hill, Camden and Kentish Town, especially for primary admissions, homes within catchment areas can command high price premiums and competition to secure one is rife. Here’s how to get in in time and without breaking the bank if possible.
In Finland they hand new parents a box full of essentials for their new arrival. We reimagine the tradition for north London children. Here is our pick of the necessities for a Hampstead or Highgate childhood.
This stunning detached double fronted family home is presented to an exemplary standard throughout and has been meticulously designed by the current owners, the woodwork and finishes were designed and fitted by award-winning Staffan Tollgard Design Group.
The countdown is on – and if you haven’t managed to grab a ticket you can watch all that the RHS Chelsea Flower Show has to offer from your armchair, even before it starts. So, what can we expect from this year’s horticultural extravaganza?
Polly Leonard is the founder and editor of Selvedge magazine and opened the sister textiles shop on Archway Road seven years ago. She lives in Highgate with her husband, two teenage children, dog and two cats.
As Noel Gallagher says he’s struggling to sell his Little Venice home, and Jamie Oliver and Ricky Gervais cut the prices of their north London pads, we find if there’s a price premium on properties with all star residents.
No pressure parents, but your children secretly have big dreams when it comes to their bedrooms. If they could wave a magic wand, they’d be kitted out with tree houses, Narnia-style wardrobes, a slide, swing and a stage – and that’s just for starters.
With The Great Pottery Throwdown captivating viewers across the nation, pottery courses at capacity, and hipsters snapping up vintage studio pieces to display their succulents in and post on Instagram, studio pottery and ceramics are definitely having a moment.