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The Handbook

The world is a very strange place right now, and while you might not want to be heading out to your favourite bar or restaurant this weekend, we’ve rounded up a few our favourite things still happening throughout the city and some that you can enjoy at home too.

Whether you’re looking to support London’s struggling hospitality scene, celebrating your ma on Mother’s Day or partying in your living room to The Piano Work’s live stream, here’s 8 things to do to help take your mind off these uncertain times ahead:

OPENING WEEK: Lagerfeld: The Chanel Show

Here’s one for the fashion set. 

Whether you’re a fashion fan or not, we’ve all been wowed by Chanel and the impact Lagerfeld’s work has made on the world. This weekend why not watch Lagerfeld’s iconic work come to life, through photographs shot by renowned British artist Simon Procter. Located at the Four Seasons Hotel, Ten Trinity Square, the exhibition will be accompanied by ‘The Runway Afternoon Tea’, with sweet treats inspired by the glorious exhibition too.

When: Wednesday 18th March – Tuesday 30th June
Where: 10 Trinity Square, Tower, EC3N 4AJ
Website: www.fourseasons.com

Explore One Of The National Trust’s Parks For Free

Following the government’s guidance surrounding social distancing National Trust has decided to close their houses, cafes and shops but they’re planning to keep their flourishing spring gardens and parks open for free during this period of uncertainty. Rather than staying cooped up inside why not clear your mind and head out for some fresh air as you explore the best of the country’s national treasures.

National Trust are planning to keep their flourishing spring gardens and parks ope for free.

Celebrate Mother’s Day At One Of These Restaurants

In these uncertain times it’s so easy to let celebrations fade away, but these restaurants won’t let you forget to celebrate your mum on her special day. From afternoon teas fit for the queen she really is to Champagne cocktails made especially for your ma, here’s the restaurants you can still book for Mother’s Day.

When: Every Friday & Saturday evening, from 8pm
Where: Your Living Room
Website: www.pianoworks.bar

Boogie From Your Living Room With The Piano Works

Switch off the news, stop scrolling on your endless feeds and escape the bleakness of the difficult times for an evening with a little help from The Piano Works. 

While you might not be looking to head out for a night of boogying, The Piano Works helps to bring the party to your living room. Having closed their venues in Farringdon and West End, The Piano Works will be bringing their musical waves through a four hour live Facebook stream. To help during this struggling time, they’ve also set up a Just Giving page by which all of the donations will go straight to their musicians to help keep the live music community beating. 

Dance to the tunes from 8pm through to midnight.

Enjoy Tea For Two At One Of London’s Best Spots For Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea seems like a good enough excuse than ever to chit chat with your mum over a cuppa and slice o’cake, which is why we’ve rounded up the very best of London’s afternoon teas offering every mum a treat for Mothering Sunday.

When: Late Monday to Saturday
Where: The Floral Hall, Stoney Street, SE1 1TL
Website: www.roast-restaurant.com

Munch Your Way Through Roast’s Tempting Burger Selection

There’s nothing more satisfying than biting your way through a juicy beef patty topped with all the trimmings and sandwiched between a sturdy ol’ bun. One restaurant that’s here to satisfy your cravings is Roast, the Borough Market outpost that’s known for its big British bites and seasonal flavours. 

Guests can choose from four tempting burgers with bite. We’re itching to get our hands on the half buttermilk fried chicken that’s topped with cheddar cheese, grilled pineapple, lettuce and lime pepper mayonnaise. For you plant-based fiends, you can get your chops around the black bean and sweet potato patty bursting with sheese, love heart tomato and pickled red cabbage.

It’s Cherry Blossom Season, Here’s Where To Spend It

After a week of being cooped up inside your tiny flat you’re probably in desperate need of stretching your legs and feeling the fresh air blow between your fingers so why not go out and explore that spring has to offer and explore London’s sakura season. Here are our favourite spots to twirl and pirouette all in hope of catching the perfect photo among the blooms.

Help Out London’s Struggling Restaurant and Hotel Scene

London’s hospitality scene needs your help more than ever. Since the impact of COVID 19 has begun taking over, day by day what was once known as one of the best foodie hubs in the world is diminishing and at an incredibly fast rate. Whether you want to go to go out right now or not, you can still do your bit for these independent restaurants and hotels. Find out how to here.

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