Dutch & Dutch lead sponsor for Queens Park Design District

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We are the headline sponsor of this year’s ‘Queens Park Design District’, part of London Design Week which takes place 19th – 27th September in and around Queens Park… most events are free and well worth a visit… it’s the best in cutting edge design.

The London Design Festival is an annual event, held to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world, and as the gateway to the international creative community. September 2015 sees the Queens Park Design District return after its inaugural evenQPDD untitled-73t last year. The events in September 2014 successfully energised the local design community.

The Queen’s Park Design District event will encompass a series of open studios, live design events, art installations, and workshops centred around Lonsdale Road, Salusbury Road and Kimberley Road. Hop on a rickshaw (connecting all locations) and explore world class design businesses and brands that sit side by side with independent, specialist, creative talent.

The relaxed ambience of the Queen’s Park area comes hand in hand with a vibrant spirit and an innovative attitude. The Queen’s Park creative community is committed to maintaining the most desirable work/life district in the capital.

Hanging Baskets coming to West Hampstead

It has been a while since West End Lane and Mill Lane enjoyed the sights and smells of summer hanging baskets. Thanks to the newly formed West Hampstead Business Association (WHBA) 37 baskets will be going up at the end of May for the summer.

David Matthews, co-founder and committee member of the WHBA explains that Camden were really supportive of the initiative and thanks all of the local businesses who have joined the Association. Any other businesses interested should go to www.whba.org.uk

Dutch & Dutch’s David Matthews to run the London Marathon for The Mayors Fund

“David Matthews of Dutch and Dutch has chosen to support the Mayor’s Fund for London as his chosen charity for the Virgin Money London Marathon this year. The marathon is an iconic London sporting event and a true test of fitness and determination. Here at the Mayor’s Fund for London we are so grateful for David to be running to help give young Londoners the skills and opportunities to get a decent job.”

More about the Mayors Fund click here

To support David please visit his VirginGiving page.

Dutch & Dutch want Boris Bikes for West Hampstead

As active members of the West Hampstead Business Association (www.nw6business.co.uk) we recently helped arrange a Q&A session with London Mayor Boris Johnson for local NW6 businesses and residents.

Held at the Wet Fish Café, (one of our favourite West Hampstead eateries – http://www.thewetfishcafe.co.uk), it addressed the usual concerns regarding parking, business rates and traffic congestion.

And, having Boris in our beloved West Hampstead got us thinking…


Dutch & Dutch 2014 Budget Reaction; Beer, Bingo & Buy to Let

Following the recent Budget, here at Dutch & Dutch we’ve been assessing what impact Mr Osborne’s announcements will have on the local property market.

Whilst some within the property industry have been campaigning for an adjustment to Stamp Duty levies to reflect increased values, we were not at all surprised to see the Stamp Duty money spinner left untouched.

The big Budget surprise was