Author Archives for Helen Crane

2019 Articles

‘Houseplant hotel suites’ showcase greenery that can make us feel calm, loved-up or more productive
‘Houseplant hotel suites’ showcase greenery that can make us feel calm, loved-up or more productive
The UK’s first ‘houseplant hotel rooms’ are opening in East London this weekend. The jungle-like suites at the Leman Locke [...]
October 18, 2019
These are the London boroughs where first-time buyers are getting the biggest discounts
These are the London boroughs where first-time buyers are getting the biggest discounts
Recent reports of lagging London house prices have generally been met with a groan, as the mortgaged majority fret over [...]
October 18, 2019
Interiors: Why country houses are inspiring autumn's best-dressed homes
Interiors: Why country houses are inspiring autumn's best-dressed homes
Neutral, minimalist design has been the name of the interiors game for several seasons. And it’s easy to see why: [...]
October 18, 2019
Property of the Week: Live on top of this art deco block in Kensington
Property of the Week: Live on top of this art deco block in Kensington
Choosing between period and new-build is one of the biggest decisions you have to make when buying a home. While [...]
October 18, 2019
Your chance to live on Wembley Way
Your chance to live on Wembley Way
Football fans may have just found their perfect home in London. The newly-launched Alameda building, which comprises 340 apartments exclusively [...]
October 18, 2019
Focus on Teddington: This laid-back suburb is home to families, first-time buyers – and the odd seal
Focus on Teddington: This laid-back suburb is home to families, first-time buyers – and the odd seal
Teddington is located on the banks of the River Thames between Hampton Court Palace and Twickenham, but it doesn’t have [...]
October 18, 2019
New builds: Homes on the market in London this week, from a former modernist office in Croydon to luxury flats in Mayfair
New builds: Homes on the market in London this week, from a former modernist office in Croydon to luxury flats in Mayfair
Brunel Street Works, Canning Town From £375,000 for a one-bed Brunel Street Works, a 975-home development in Canning Town, is [...]
October 18, 2019
Out of Order at Southbank Centre review: It's hard to stay focused on this experimental, dialogue-free play
Out of Order at Southbank Centre review: It's hard to stay focused on this experimental, dialogue-free play
If you’re going to see Out of Order, the latest project by experimental theatre company Forced Entertainment, you’ll need to [...]
October 18, 2019
Property of the Week: Get moor for your money with this Wandsworth houseboat
Property of the Week: Get moor for your money with this Wandsworth houseboat
Living on land is quite boring, when you think about it. You’re forever going up and down stairs, you don’t [...]
October 11, 2019
Style meets substance in this completely sustainable lounge
Style meets substance in this completely sustainable lounge
This week, top interior designers from across Europe descended on Kensington Olympia for Decorex, the annual industry show where they [...]
October 11, 2019
Why cash-rich renters are on the rise
Why cash-rich renters are on the rise
According to conventional British wisdom, renting is something you do when you can’t afford to buy a house. While that’s [...]
October 11, 2019
Stage and screen actress Tracy Ann Oberman on her latest role, being trolled on Twitter and why Eastenders is like the golden age of Hollywood
Stage and screen actress Tracy Ann Oberman on her latest role, being trolled on Twitter and why Eastenders is like the golden age of Hollywood
Stage actress, Eastenders mega-bitch, social media warrior. With her voluminous blonde mane, practiced side-eye and reputation for being fearlessly outspoken, [...]
October 4, 2019
Judy film review: A nuanced portrait of troubled Hollywood icon
Judy film review: A nuanced portrait of troubled Hollywood icon
This biopic of screen legend Judy Garland (Renee Zellweger) picks up its star in the late 1960s, and things aren’t [...]
October 4, 2019
‘Retro-futurist’ interiors bring brutalist Balfron Tower up to date
‘Retro-futurist’ interiors bring brutalist Balfron Tower up to date
Since it opened in 1967, the 26-storey Balfron Tower in Poplar has gone full-circle. The concrete behemoth was initially considered [...]
October 4, 2019