Author Archives for Helen Crane

2019 Articles

Property of the Week: A quirky Georgian terrace in Bow – complete with pool
Property of the Week: A quirky Georgian terrace in Bow – complete with pool
Bow, the formerly industrial district of East London, isn’t renowned for its grand period properties – so there is considerable [...]
December 6, 2019
Focus on Southgate: Second steppers find space in this family home hotspot
Focus on Southgate: Second steppers find space in this family home hotspot
Southgate in North London is a magnet for families, and it’s easy to see why. Not only does it have [...]
December 6, 2019
Charlie's Angels review: A fun reboot, despite the ham-fisted subversion of gender roles
Charlie's Angels review: A fun reboot, despite the ham-fisted subversion of gender roles
Wasn’t there a remake of Charlie’s Angels a few years back, I hear you ask? Well, I regret to inform [...]
November 29, 2019
Focus on Lewisham: New social scene sparks interest from first-time buyers
Focus on Lewisham: New social scene sparks interest from first-time buyers
One might assume there is something in the water in Lewisham. Although it is a relatively unassuming corner of South [...]
November 29, 2019
How a Notting Hill garage was transformed into an LA-style luxury home
How a Notting Hill garage was transformed into an LA-style luxury home
When you think of Los Angeles, you probably imagine broad, sun-drenched streets, palm trees and the kind of airy, modern [...]
November 29, 2019
New builds: homes on the market in London this weekend, including a former BHS in Ealing and shared ownership in the Docklands
New builds: homes on the market in London this weekend, including a former BHS in Ealing and shared ownership in the Docklands
So Resi, Ealing From £106,000 for a 25 per cent share of a one-bed The former BHS store on Ealing [...]
November 29, 2019
Harriet film review: Cynthia Erivo gives Tubman the biopic she deserves – no Julia Roberts required
Harriet film review: Cynthia Erivo gives Tubman the biopic she deserves – no Julia Roberts required
The story of Harriet Tubman has been waiting to be told for a long time. Shamefully the film has been [...]
November 22, 2019
First look: Zaha Hadid Architects' flower-inspired lobby for Southbank Tower
First look: Zaha Hadid Architects' flower-inspired lobby for Southbank Tower
The critically-acclaimed firm of architects founded by the late Zaha Hadid is responsible for London cultural landmarks like the London [...]
November 22, 2019
Property focus on Sloane Square: This 1980s hotspot is experiencing a revival
Property focus on Sloane Square: This 1980s hotspot is experiencing a revival
It may be famed for being the social epicentre for the young and blue-blooded in the 1980s, having lent its [...]
November 22, 2019
Focus on Wood Green: First-time buyers flock to this up-and-coming North London locale
Focus on Wood Green: First-time buyers flock to this up-and-coming North London locale
Known to many Londoners as the gateway to a night out at the Alexandra Palace, Wood Green is situated on [...]
November 15, 2019
These are the top 10 London apartment blocks to rent in, according to residents
These are the top 10 London apartment blocks to rent in, according to residents
More people in London are renting for longer. While that might conjure up images of shoddy house-shares and nightmare landlords, [...]
November 15, 2019
The first flat in Battersea Power Station is now complete – we take a look inside
The first flat in Battersea Power Station is now complete – we take a look inside
Plenty of property developers try to brand their latest apartment block as ‘iconic,’ which, nice as many of them are, [...]
November 15, 2019
The Aeronauts film review: Felicity Jones shines in this good old-fashioned adventure
The Aeronauts film review: Felicity Jones shines in this good old-fashioned adventure
A template is emerging for films starring Eddie Redmayne, and The Aeronauts fits it. It’s a period piece (in this [...]
November 8, 2019
Focus on Barnsbury: An elegant oasis between Islington and King's Cross
Focus on Barnsbury: An elegant oasis between Islington and King's Cross
Barnsbury counts bustling King’s Cross and lively Upper Street among its neighbours. But if you were blindfolded and dropped in [...]
November 8, 2019