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New ‘Dragon’ guest edits magazine for 30th anniversary

A well-known interior designer has guest edited a regional publisher’s lifestyle magazine to mark its 30th anniversary.

Kelly Hoppen MBE, who is soon to appear as a new “Dragon” in BBC programme Dragon’s Den, has guest edited the July edition of Archant London magazine The Hill.

Kelly, who lives and works in W11, interviewed her pick of the best local retailers for the issue and recommends her favourite Notting Hill hotspots.

The Hill forms part of Archant London’s 14-strong London portfolio of local luxury magazines, which are published monthly in print and online.

Kelly, who is the first guest editor of the magazine, said: “I loved being part of such an important issue in the history of the magazine.

“The Hill has long been a part of my local life so I feel honoured to take part. I hope everyone enjoys reading it as much as I enjoyed editing this issue.”

Hill editor Catherine McCabe added: “It’s been an absolute pleasure working with Kelly, someone who truly loves and understand what Notting Hill is really about – community, originality and independent business.

“She’s been involved from the very beginning, and we couldn’t have done it without her.”