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December 2018 Newsletter

Welcome to our Christmas Special. This month, we catch up with the Producer of Channel 5's new drama. It's a tale of mystery and suspense for the festive season. We talk to Jane Means, Gift Wrap Guru for Fortnum & Mason, Harrods and Dior. And to get you into the festive spirit, take a tour of the 12 pubs of Christmas from hidden gems to merry favourites.

A very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year from us all at Henry & James. 



Latest News


A pop-up shop with a difference has opened on Motcomb Street. The brains behind the new shop is Jane Means, Gift Wrap Guru from Fortnum & Mason, Harrods and Dior. Jane shares tips on the most awkward presents to wrap, a one-month gift wrapping marathon and what's on trend this Christmas. Meet Jane in "All Wrapped Up", the gift-wrapping Belgravia boutique until 21st December. 

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Brett Wilson, Producer of Channel 5's new period drama, has worked with some of the biggest names in TV. Think Blake Harrison (Inbetweeners), Pippa Haywood (The Body Guard) and Tim McInnery (Blackadder). Here Brett shares secrets from the making of his latest television production, explains the most difficult prop to source and gives us access to behind-the-scenes photos. 

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Follow in the footsteps of Jimi Hendrix and the Rolling Stones, in our round-up of the best local pubs this Christmas. We find hidden gems in Kinnerton Street, a merry favourite in Wilton Row and one pub where some of the proceeds go to charity. The twelve  days of Christmas - require a dozen pubs this festive season. 'Tis the season to be jolly, but remember to drink responsibly this Christmas.

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Late night walks at London Zoo and yoga workshops - we choose the best events and things to do across the capital. Make yourself at home and celebrate the festive season with our new family Christmas guide. 

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South Kensington attracts some of the world's most famous artists and authors. Oscar Wilde, Bextrix Potter and Sir JM Barrie were all former residents of this part of south west London. Now an apartment that would suit a celebrity lifestyle has come on the market. Harry Berry and Charles Sheldon of Henry & James take us behind the scenes of the £3,250,000 apartment. 

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Santa would love our December Rental of the Month. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment ticks all the boxes for the perfect Christmas getaway. It's minutes from the Pimlico Road Farmers' Market with everything from Christmas trees to Christmas puddings. It is also near the chocolate shops and Peggy Porschen cake store on Ebury Street.

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Bright ideas: celebrate Christmas in style with our new candle

"We are delighted to work with our good friend Rachel Vosper to create our new Henry & James candle. These gifts will be presented to clients when they move into one of our properties," explains James Bailey, Chief Executive of Henry & James. "The fragrance is a combination of floral notes with fruity tones, but the exact ingredients are a closely-kept secret. The scent inspired by a sense of summer and a glass of rose."


Chocs away: learn a new skill at Rococo this winter

There is exciting news for those with a sweet tooth. Rococo, the delicious chocolate shop on Motcomb Street has had a major makeover. The new open-plan layout welcomes customers from around London. Yet there is another exciting addition. Rococo is now offering salted caramel workshops, truffle workshops, chocolate bar workshops and chocolate pairing events.

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St Luke's Christmas Fair: a warm thank you
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"A massive thank you to Henry & James for generously allowing the horse and carriage to bring Father Christmas to open our St Nicholas Fair at Christ Church. A special thank you to David together with Emma and Oliver from Westway Carriages who worked so hard and made it such a magical day for the children. You have all been amazing!" - Parish Office Team at St Luke's & Christ Church


Good music for good cause: St Paul's Carol Service

"Thank you for placing an advert in the programme for The Foundation Carol Service. With your help, we managed to fill 60 pages which was a stunning achievement. This was a huge contribution towards the £45,000 that we managed to raise, which will make an outstanding difference to the finances of St Paul's Knightsbridge." - The Committee for The Foundation Carol Serivce of St Paul's Knightsbridge


And the winner of our Christmas hamper competition is ...

The winner of our Christmas hamper competition 2019 is Angela Hay who entered via Instagram. Congratulations! We hope your enjoy these festive favourites!


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