Simone Green, associate director of Chestertons, Hampstead, loves Hampstead Garden Suburb for being near the Heath but the cosmopolitan High Street lifestyle beckons – if all the grandchildren could come too.
Former stockbroker Steve Coxshall owns the Duke of Hamilton pub in New End, Hampstead, and lives above. He has a second pub in Islington and also manages musicians, including The X Factor runner-up Ray Quinn and previously the boyband Blue.
Labour peer Lord Melyvn Bragg is one of Britain’s most notable broadcasters, best known as editor and presenter of The South Bank Show. The 74-year-old has lived in Hampstead Hill Gardens, Hampstead, for 40 years.
Kipper Williams, 62, is a cartoonist whose work appears in many publications including The Guardian and The Spectator. He lives in Shirlock Road, Gospel Oak, with his wife Pamela Holmes. They have two sons.
What brought you to Highgate? My business partner Sang, who is a corporate lawyer, was looking for a small business to invest in and she set up a hair salon. The premises next door was empty and it seemed like a great opportunity. After much deliberation, I thought, why not. I haven’t got children or a mortgage to worry about. Better do it now before that happens. It is a friendly area with a village feel, still accessible by clients in the city and other areas, thanks to the Tube station and good parking in the area.
Jonathan Claviere, 33, has been manager of Spirited Wines in the heart of Highgate Village for just over a year. The Frenchman is no stranger to the village’s resident celebrities, including Monty Python star Terry Jones, who have been known to pop in to peruse the shelves.
The Broadway has been chatting with our newly elected councillors to find out what they love about where the live. This week, it is the turn of Lib Dem councillor David Beacham, a retired management consultant who was re-elected to represent Alexandra in May.
Actress Georgia Slowe, a former Emmerdale star and Royal Shakespeare Company member, recently wrote, produced and acted in the short film Four Tails, a comedy about four dog walkers which was filmed on Hampstead Heath. She lives in Hampstead with her partner, photographer Stuart McClymont, teenage sons Josh and Ben, and Sadie the family dog.
Dog biscuit entrepreneur Leean Young, 32, worked as a presenter on BBC Radio 5 Live before launching her range of healthy dog treats, Lovesniffys, with husband Sam. The couple, who live in New End, have been instrumental in the ongoing campaign to save The Old White Bear pub in Well Road.