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The Culinary Summer Festival You Need To Feast At

What do the British love about summer? Well, aside from the obvious – ahem, Love Island – there’s also the prospect of a bit of good old fashioned sunshine and the ability to dine al-fresco. And, pandering to the latter is Le Cordon Bleu, as they introduce their first Summer...

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Fall Off The Wagon With These London Food Trucks

Food is a glorious thing… so why settle or anything other than the best? Especially when it comes to fuelling your body on your work lunch break. Grabbing a quick bite to eat never felt so easy thanks to the immensely popular food truck. What were known as the greasy burger vans that builders...

The Handbook Meets

The Handbook Meets Chef Nathan Hindmarsh

Existing as a quintessentially British gem sitting snug in Mayfair, The Chesterfield oozes charm, personality and some seriously yummy food. In light of this, we caught up with Head Chef Nathan Hindmarsh, whose aim is to “showcase British cuisine at its finest, tempered with international...

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The Chelsea Indian Where Everyone’s Your Friend

The mark of a good restaurant must be when the locals chatter away to the staff like they’re old friends, and at Chelsea’s Kahani it practically feels like a school reunion. It’s also a strong indication of the calibre of cooking, and on that basis I think I’ll soon be a regular at this...

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Under The Sea With Chelsea In Bloom

If you’ve been reading The Handbook over the last few weeks, you’ll know how floral mad we’ve gone – from floral rooftops to wisteria hysteria, we’ve covered it all. We aren’t the only ones who have gone mad over this floral frenzy either, it’s splattered left, right and centre across...

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Literally All The Literary Hotspots In London

It’s true when they say, you never know what you’ll find around the corner. And that’s definitely so when it comes to living in London. Whether it’s finding the spot where the latest romcom was filmed or the area that inspired Dickens with Great Expectations, the options...

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Where To Eat Out In… Richmond

Richmond is so posh that it’s got stags in its garden, gazillionaire Tory Zac Goldsmith is the MP and there’s about three Waitroses per capita. This idyllic London borough is the perfect place to experience London without even having to visit actual London, has more leaves than the...

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5 Of London’s Best Florists

A sunny weekend in London wouldn’t be complete without a visit to one of my favourite florists, and, as a photographer, flower shops are one of my favourite things to shoot. Now that Chelsea Flower Show is on this week, it’s time to start filling your weekend with all things floral!...


Four Reasons To Visit The Newly-Opened Four Seasons Residences

You’d be few and far between trying to pinpoint someone who wouldn’t jump at a stay in private residences of any kind, especially if Four Seasons were the ones doing the offering! Which is why I travelled, Godspeed, on a Friday afternoon to experience the five-star luxury, of Four Seasons...

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This Is Not A Swansong: Former Handbooker Emily Heads Into The Sunset

‘But at the laste, as every thing hath ende, She took hir leve’: Geoffrey Chaucer Fact fans, it’s Chaucer who’s thought to have been the source of  the phrase ‘all good things must come to an end’ in his epic poem of Troilus and Criseyde. Just as the poem tells the story of...

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