The great Sunday roast is a British tradition still thriving in rural England. The best thing about Sunday roast dinners is sharing them with family and friends and there is nothing quite like the slow-roasted tender joints, fresh vegetables, roast potatoes,

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Alex Newall, Managing Director of Barnes Private Office shares his favourite London and Surrey property developments and properties, the business person he most admires, the best advice he's been given, his favourite restaurants, coffee shops, streets and his top three addresses.

Mayfair – At the heart of central London’s residential revival, is one of the few addresses that you can live, shop, dine, and work within a single postcode – and you can cover the whole area on foot. Both domestic and international investors and occupiers have seen

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What makes Chelsea stand out is its independence from the rest of London. It is one of very few locations in central London that you can go for extended periods of time without leaving. It offers everything you need from retail, to world class restaurants. It does it all, whilst retaining a

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For Barnes Private Office, central London consists of Mayfair, Belgravia, Knightsbridge, Kensington, Chelsea, South Kensington, Marylebone, Holland Park and Notting Hill. In these areas over the last five years prices are most certainly up; and in some instances the value of super prime

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In recent times buyers have become more sophisticated and demanding and their requirements have changed. In the prime London property market, a large percentage of buyers, particularly those from overseas, prefer their kitchens to exude great luxury but with an informal feel.

What is your assessment of the current price level of London prime properties and the potential for a price correction?

It’s all about demand and supply, and the factors which effect those two key aspects. Due to growing

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Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

Holder of three Michelin stars, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay is unrivalled when it comes to fine dining in London. Chef Patron Clare Smyth leads her dynamic team in providing elegant and unsurpassed modern French cuisine.

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In recent months we have been asked to comment on the consequences of changes in UK stamp duty, mortgage interest relief and the right to rent legislation and to advise on how these changes are likely to affect rents and numbers of people buying and selling.

Barnes Private Office is very active in the prime property pockets of Surrey and in Central London. What are some of the property highlights in this area?

Does Barnes Private Office have a typical client and where are they from?

The only common denominator is that all our clients are wealthy. They come from every corner of the globe. We have many UK based clients, but more

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Now that 'Dry January' is well and truly behind us, we take a look at a few luxurious Mayfair bars which we hope did not spoil your grand plan for self prohibition.

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