“Properties on this mews are always in high demand and this pastel green exterior epitomises the colourful aesthetic charm of St Luke’s Mews, now world renowned due to its cameo in the Christmas film Love Actually,” said Jack Thomas, sales manager in Knight Frank’s Notting Hill office.
For those not familiar with the ritual, in early December each year Pantone, a colour specialist firm headquartered in New Jersey, select a shade (or, occasionally, a pair of them) that they feel will best represent the global mood over the next twelve months.
Try festive trinkets with a foodie twist. Delicate oysters bring shimmer with a wink, and once-ubiquitous croissants have been one-upped by sticks of butter, cans of sardines and artisanal salad leaves. It’s only a matter of time before someone adds a hook to a tin of Perello olives.
The Grade II-listed, 13,011sq ft property at 127-129 Parkway consists of a basement, ground floor and two upper levels, currently operating as a restaurant, bar and hotel. There is also a roof terrace “overlooking London Zoo, from which you can hear the lions and tigers at night,” according to Mr Love.
“This little building forms an historic and attractive feature, and taken with the historic 1840 lighthouse, forms a vital testimony to Fleetwood’s distinguished naval past as well as showing the history of naval communications in our midst in Lancashire,” said county councillor Alan Vincent.
This means a typical resident of the east London district required 11.8 times their salary to buy a home last year, up from 5.6 times a decade earlier, according to the report by broker-matching service Online Mortgage Advisor, which looked at figures published by the Office for National Statistics.
With few lenders offering mortgages of more than five times salary, the scale of deposit required would be so high as to price the vast majority of average locals out of the market.