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November 2018 Newsletter

Welcome to one of our most action-packed newsletters of 2018. Peggy Porschen talks about her new cafe opening on Kings Road. Dr Fraser Leggate, gardener to the stars, shares tips for an Autumn makeover. We also update you on the progress with The Pantechnicon, which is set to transform Motcomb Street into a foodie hub for the city's gastronomes. 

Read on for the latest news, insights and inspirational homes across Belgravia. 



Latest News


Peggy Porschen, the great British success story, is opening a new store in Chelsea. It will be a celebration of romance, fashion and femininity. Peggy talks about quitting her job as a flight attendant, the Great British Bake Off and her new Peggy Porschen Parlour on Kings Road. 

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Autumn Budget 2018: A Budget to get the market moving

"The Autumn Budget is great news for the British property sector," explains James Bailey, Chief Executive of Henry & James. "The Chancellor has not played around with Stamp Duty for second-home buyers, or for those looking to invest in the housing market from overseas. This is a Budget to get the market moving." What does this mean for you?


The character of Belgravia is set to be transformed as the restored Pantechnicon nears completion. Established local favourites such as Motcombs, Amaya, The Alfred Tennyson and Ottolenghi will be soon be joined by a whole new wave of stylish eateries. Motcomb Street will become a true destination address for the city's gastronomes. 

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Live like a celebrity in South Eaton Place with access to Belgrave Square communal gardens. Here is a spacious three-bedroom apartment located in the heart of Belgravia. Light floods into the spacious and stylish interior complemented by its walnut flooring and period features. It's a chance to live minutes from Sloane Square in one direction and a short stroll to Motcomb Street in the other. 

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Dr Fraser Leggate is a gardener to the stars, royals, oligarchs and private households. He is also a font of all knowledge when it comes to the world of horticulture. Fraser shares his seeds of wisdom as well as tips for Londoners looking to transform their gardens. Get the look this Autumn. 

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As Small Business Saturday approaches on 1st December, we celebrate small businesses and independent shops on Motcomb Street, Kinnerton Street and across Belgravia. They are a combination of independent businesses from fashion designers and florists to chocolatiers and cafes. Here is our pick of the best. 
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Henry & James welcomes Emily Bourn  

We are excited to introduce Emily Bourn who has joined Henry & James for work experience. She has experienced a busy lettings and sales saeason but is now looking to the future. "I am considering a career in interior design or property developing," she says. "I have already learned so much working here. The best part is meeting new people in the Motcomb Street office and helping clients find their next home."


Discover the hidden gem behind Kinnerton Street. This apartment is a combination of space and grace in Belgravia. There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large reception room. It would suit a growing family or those looking for peace and quiet in Greville House, a popular portered building.

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Our Artist of the Month, Hubert De Watrigant, discusses his paintings, passions and Picasso's pink period. Find out more about Hubert's evocative work at The Osborne Gallery Studio on Motcomb Street until 29th November.  

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London living: out and about

Carols by candlelight: Halkin Arcade Christmas Carols

Sing like a star at the Halkin Arcade Christmas Carols on Thursday 6th December from 4-7pm. The Halkin Arcade will be brought to life after its recent renovation. Nearby, many shops on Motcomb Street will be opening late to get into the spirit. Get Christmas all wrapped up before the seasonal rush begins.

Gift-wrapping with Janes Means, 14 Motcomb Street SW1X

Gift Wrap Guru Jane Means is opening her new London store on Motcomb Street in early December. To celebrate the festive season, she is hosting a Christmas wrapping pop-up service. Discover more: https://janemeans.com 

St Paul's Carol Service, St Paul's Knightsbridge, Wilton Place

Henry & James is delighted to be sponsoring the St Paul's Foundation Carol Service on Tuesday 4th December. A special carol service is being held just around the corner from our Motcomb Street office in St Paul's Knightsbridge on Wilton Place. Hosted by Joel Cadbury, Xander Armstrong, Sahar Faber and James Wilcox, the service will include music and festive readings, with champagne and mulled wine served in conjunction with The Berkeley Hotel. Find out more here.


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