ian towning Antiques expert Ian Towning has received the accolade of being chosen as personality of the month in one of London’s premier local lifestyle mazines. Established 14 years ago, The Resident is well-known for profiles of interesting and relevant local figures in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

In an exclusive interview with the magazine, Ian reveals, “the best thing about my job is handling some of the most amazing and unique pieces of everything antique, and socialising with my many clients from all walks of life. I’m co-owner of Bourbon Hanby, Sydney Street, Chelsea. Now being the only antiques arcade left in Chelsea, it offers top quality without the Bond Street prices.” When asked what he would change about Chelsea, Ian said he would “make King’s Road for pedestrians only”.