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Our Favourite Gin Festival is Back!

February: so far it’s been cold, grey, and generally not very pleasant. But we have some good news for you. We know there are seldom things a Londoner loves more than a good gin. So we are pleased to inform you that the hugely popular Gin Festival is making its 2017 return, to London’s Tobacco...

Grey Goose
Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Drink the Silver Screen: Grey Goose Awards Season Cocktails

We are now well into the February Awards Season, however, we can’t all be at the BAFTA’s winning awards like Emma Stone or Casey Affleck…but there is nothing stopping us pretending that we are, as the Grey Goose 2017 Awards Cocktail Collection arrives, showing a collection of...


Room 2 Review: What We Thought

What? Calling itself an aparthotel – Room 2 is a part of an increasingly popular hybrid of hostels and hotels giving people more independence. As their website says ‘We like to create neighbourhoods where nomadic freelancers meet non-stop backpackers. Where connections are made and where the...

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Your Ultimate Guide to Valentine’s Day in London

Ah, Valentine’s Day. Whilst we all have a love/hate relationship with it, we do admit you have to embrace the occasion, be it with flowers, a meal out or love potion-inspired cocktails. Below we have the ultimate guide to Valentine’s Day in the city; from sharing menus to phone-free...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Bocca di Lupo launches ‘In Viaggio’

‘Favourite’ is a word that is thrown about a lot. Everywhere claims to be a ‘London favourite’ but few places actually live up to the hype. However, Bocca di Lupo is not one of those places. A Soho institution, the Italian restaurant has earned the ‘favourite’ and has been loved by...

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Mason and Company

Mason & Company Review: What We Thought

What? Mason & Company is the creation of Ed Mason, founder of Hackney’s Five Points Brewing Company and Rachel Jones, founder of street food Capish? New? It opened last year as part of the new developments on Hackney Wick’s canalside. Mason & Company is one of eight new...

Experiences & Pop-Ups

The Drum Online Media Awards 2017

Here at The Handbook, we are big believers in the exciting developments that come with online information. You know the drill, you get on the tube in the morning, coffee in hand, and scrawl through your phone. Articles are being shared across various platforms, from The Huffington Post and the BBC...

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Bubble Wrap
Openings & Launches

Bubblewrap Opens: The Next Instagram Sensation

It’s taken three rejected site offers, three sits falling through, two years of trading on weekend markets across London and catering for three festivals but next month Tony Fang will see Bubblewrap, the egg waffle company, finally moving into its first permanent home. Back in the 1950s egg...

What to do This Weekend

What To Do This Weekend: 10th-12th February

Love is in the air. With Valentine’s Day falling on a rather uninspiring Tuesday evening you may be wanting to make the most of romantic dinners for two this weekend instead – or perhaps a ‘love sucks’ brunch party sounds more up your street? Elsewhere you’ll find a...

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Craft LondonCraft London
Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Craft London Launches Thursday Feasts with Shaun Hill

For the last two years, Stevie Parle and the team at Craft London have been smoking, pickling and curing, they’ve had their first honey harvest and now their Kitchen Gardens are fully up and running. Now it’s time for a new project: Thursday FEASTS. Each month they’ll be joining forces with...

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