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Diary of an Estate Agent: Currying favour at Leiths School of Food and Wine


Curries from around the world land in Shepherds Bush. Horton and Garton's lettings supremo Ashley Martins dropped by Shepherds Bush cookery school Leiths over the weekend to learn how to cook a proper curry. His wife is reportedly delighted.If you love curries and…

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Diary of an Estate Agent: Another victory in Cardiff


Lettings team hits Cardiff ahead of Wales winning the Six Nations. Three members of the Horton and Garton management team travelled to Cardiff last week. I took the team on a two-day residential training course at LetMC, our residential lettings software provider.…

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A fond farewell to our star photographer Scott Clark


Drinks were raised at the Lyric to celebrate Scott's purple patch as a snapper. After eight years working with Horton and Garton as our number one photographer and floor planner, our Scotland expat Scott Clark is returning north of the border to Edinburgh. Scott became…

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Keeping up to speed – A running blog by John Horton


It's running time!  In preparation for my London Landmarks half marathon this Sunday (24 March) I decided to warm up with the Stafford half marathon this past weekend.   I raced with my brother - he beat me by five minutes! - and an old friend. I managed a fair time of…

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New Brackenbury tea house opens with a Sri Lankan accent


A familiar old friend in Brackenbury Village has been reborn with an enthusiastic new crew. The battleship grey of the former Brackenburys deli has been repainted pale peach to mark last month's opening of the Pekoe Mellow Tea House at 22 Aldensley Road in……

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Our Patch People: Q&A with Bianca Sainty


Bianca Sainty, 42 Founder of Pod Fitness Lives and works in HammersmithHow long have you lived/worked in H&F? I have lived in the Hammersmith area for 16 years. The fitness business has been going six years. What attracted you to the area? What are your…

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New cinema finally on its way to King Street after town hall plans approved


Finally! A cinema is returning to King Street. … The new four-screen cinema is part of larger plans to build new affordable homes, offices, shops and transform the historic Hammersmith Town Hall that were approved this week. The cinema – likely to be run by Curzon –…

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Double sell outs for screenings of ‘Two Sides of a Street’


The screenings raised funds for the Grove Neighbourhood Centre in the heart of Brackenbury Village. A Royal Ballet star, a man who owns a share in a race horse, and a peer’s daughter now live side by side with old folks who’ve rented their houses all their lives. This…

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Fuller’s says sayōnara as it sells up to Japan’s largest brewer


Independent Chiswick brewery sold to Asahi The Fuller’s brewery in Chiswick has been sold to a Japanese firm for £250million on the 60th anniversary of its popular beer, London Pride. The buyer is Asahi Europe Ltd, a subsidiary of Japan’s biggest brewer.The deal…

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Two screenings of ‘Two Sides of a Street’ will raise funds for the Grove Neighbourhood Centre


A real-life soap opera is unfolding in Cardross Street in the heart of Brackenbury Village. A Royal Ballet star, a man who owns a share in a race horse, and a peer’s daughter now live side by side with old folks who’ve rented their houses all their lives.This was the…

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