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8 London Alternatives to The Edinburgh Fringe Festival

August in Edinburgh is all about the Fringe. If you can’t make it up north, use it as an opportunity to experience some of London’s best cultural happenings. Save the pre-theatre rush and try out these places for a night consisting of more than just dinner and drinks; comedy, cabaret...

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

My London: Partridge’s Owner John Shepherd’s Top 5 Markets

If you’ve ever been in Duke of York Square on a Saturday you will’ve discovered the amazing array of street food stalls that make up Partridges food market. Now more than ten years old, the market is a great platform for new artisan food traders to get their name out there, as well as being a...

Openings & Launches

Albert’s: Kensington’s Exclusive New Club

They’ve sold a million bottles of vodka between them, have over 60 years’ experience and played host to the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Rihanna and now four of the biggest names in the London club scene have joined together to open a prestigious members club.  We’re talking about the guys...

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Gin Tasting at The Punch Room

We’ve all heard of, and done, wine tasting, beer tasting and even whisky tasting, but now it’s time to make room for gin. With the help of The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), guests are invited to partake in an immersive gin-tasting experience called “From Still to...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Michelin-Starred Dining and… Underwear

The only relationship between underwear and food we can think of is unzipping our jeans after the final mouthful of a particularly indulgent meal – until now. If you haven’t heard about it, the V&A Museum is currently showing an exhibition all about what lies beneath; Undressed: A Brief...

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

10 Very British Ways to Celebrate Afternoon Tea Week

Afternoon Tea Week needs little introduction. A British staple for over 150 years, the act of having tea, sandwiches and cake late afternoon is as popular today as ever – here at The Handbook we hear of a new afternoon tea pretty much every week if not every day. 2016 is the sixth year of...

Openings & Launches

Cha Chaan Teng: Holborn’s New Restaurant

So it’s Monday; a new day, a new week and a new restaurant opening – today it is the turn of Cha Chaan Teng, a restaurant inspired by the 1950s cha chaan teng cafes of Hong Kong. With School of Wok creator and TV Chef, Jeremy Pang at the helm it’ll be serving up a menu of Chinese comfort...

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Guides

What To Do This Weekend: 5th-7th August

It’s fitting (and rightly so) that the first weekend of August is set to be a sunny one so get outside and make the most of summer whilst it’s here. This weekend there’s everything from street food to waterslides, gin bars to a jerk fest and in case you didn’t know, Sunday...

Celebrities & Influencers

Top 19 Celebrity Hangouts

When it comes to dinner parties and the classic ‘Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?’ question comes up, are you the person who always seems to have just missed the celebrity, casually hanging out on the street? Us too, but now you can stay ahead of the game with our round-up of...

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Openings & Launches

Cure & Cut: Monmouth Street’s New Deli

However, much you love your job, as soon as you sit at your desk you know you’re counting down until lunch time. Each day you ask yourself is 12pm too early? How about 11:30am? Maybe. Well rather than settling for your usual meal deal special if you work in Covent Garden, from next week you’ll...

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