Be it gigs or galleries, ballet or Britpop, the pomp of Wagner or the camp of Lady Gaga, London has it all. But if ever a performance deserved a rave review, it's Sinclair Road II. Modern and quirky, this home is an instant classic. Bookworms will love its groaning shelves, while the muso in you will applaud its Bowie prints and legendary record sleeves. And what critic couldn't admire its eclectic furniture, dainty garden or excellent location? Yes, with Shepherd's Bush, Notting Hill and Kensington all nearby, we think this show's just getting started.
Your hosts are a coolly cultured couple. He works in media and communication, while she rubs shoulders with the starry likes of Coldplay, Radiohead and Blur in the music industry. They also devote much of their time to charity, organising gigs for War Child.
This is a home at once bright and bookish, cultured and cosy. The open plan sitting room is invitingly spacious, with walls of glinting white, a wooden floor and two deep sofas. Nestle down on one with some reading material, or spin through to the smart kitchen. Six can eat at an endearingly quirky dining table, as well as gaze dreamily through the bay window.
The hallway doubles as a book-lined home office, and takes you through to the lovely master bedroom. The garden's gentle light filters through its window, while the ensuite is both sleek and modern. Nip outside for a nightcap, before stepping into the sweet single room. You've also an elegant double at your disposal, dotted with cool figurines as well as a sparkling bathroom, adorned, of course, with our White Company goodies.
If you like to shop, you won't do better than at Westfield, while Kensington High Street is rightly famed for its fashions. Holland Park is one of London's finest lungs, while Hammersmith Apollo attracts some of the biggest names in music. You can visit the museums of South Kensington, dine in Notting Hill or zoom into town. The tube from Shepherd's Bush to Oxford Circus takes only eleven minutes.