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Pop-Up Picnic Bar Launches

The worst part of the summer? Being stuck in the office, with the air con on so cold you need at least two jumpers and a pair of gloves just to feel your fingers. So it’s no surprise that when it comes to lunch time, there is a rush to bask in the sun. If you work near the Grosvenor Square, then we have just the thing, as London Marriott Grosvenor Square Hotel is launching a quintessentially British pop-up picnic bar as part of Summer in the Square. Recline on a deck chair, soak up the sun and enjoy the food […]

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The Latest Rooftop Bar ‘Playground & Proof’ opens

If we were to write a list of things all Londoners love, top of the list would probably be the magical words ‘There is a good service on all lines’, quickly following that would be markets and of course everyone’s favourite rooftop bars. As you might have guessed we can’t promise you that your commute home tonight won’t be delayed but what we can tell you is that London Fields is about to see the opening of Playground & Proof, a venue that combines the traditional market with the modern rooftop bar sensation.   Playground, the market half of the new venture, […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Hakkasan Presents Ling Ling

As Virginia Woolf said “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” With that in mind, we need to tell you about Hakkasan’s latest offering.  Over in Mykonos, Hakkasan is launching Ling Ling on the 1st July. Ling Ling will borrow the key elements from Hakkasan to create a dynamic and social experience in Greece. They’ll be serving up reinvented takes on their smaller plates which are perfect for sharing, whilst the London team have created the summer cocktail and wine list. They’ll also have the perfect soundtrack as London resident DJ, Pathaan is head […]

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5 Picnics You Have To Try This Summer

There’s nothing better than al fresco dining and, now that summer has arrived, it’s time to make the most of the glorious sunshine by packing a cool bag and heading to your nearest park. However, with more and more London restaurants now offering take-away picnic hampers, you no longer have to suffer squashed sandwiches and crushed crisps. Have a gander at our guide to 5 of our city’s best summer picnics: The Arch London What: Champagne and macaroonsWhy: The Arch London – a 5* hotel just a hop, skip and a jump from Hyde Park – has recently launched a […]

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Christabel’s Edible Playground – What We Thought

What: Food you can play with.Where: Secret Location in North LondonWhy you should go there: If you want to play with your food and draw on the tablesFavourite thing we ate: Mango and Feta, Snake and Ladders  Caterer and event planner Christabel has been bringing the supper club scene to life with her themed parties in North London. Taking place in a secret flat Christabel hosts clubs such as the much loved Mad Hatter’s Brunch and the recently launched Edible Vacations, one of the most popular however is Christabel’s Edible Playground, so of course we went down to check it out. As soon […]

Openings & Launches

Saloon-style ‘The Piano Works’ opens

Sometimes the best part of a night out isn’t the cocktails, it isn’t the food and it isn’t talking to that person you’ve had your eye on, it’s the music. When someone has the music on key the night can be made and Alan Lorrimer, is taking this as well as inspiration from the legendary saloon concerts that preceded the Victorian Music Halls to open The Piano Works, this July.  Located in Farringdon, The Piano Works will fill its Victorian warehouse setting with music each night from two live pianists and their back up a band, Oh and they’ll only play songs which […]

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Beaufort House: More than meets the eye

Now we all know Beaufort House, the renowned brasserie and bar located in Chelsea, but did you know that it is so much more than appears at first glance? Spread across 4 floors, Beaufort boasts a member’s lounge, meeting rooms, The Club Room, a Champagne bar and much more! Non-members are welcomed to the brasserie which serves an all-day menu from breakfast and smoothies to afternoon tea and bar snacks with the obvious meals of lunch and dinner also covered. They can also make full use of the meeting rooms and Champagne bar although once it has closed any parties […]

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5 Places You Have to Visit In London Fields

Although the weather hasn’t quite been living up to it, we’re half way through June and the English summer is here… sort of. And one of The Handbook’s favourite places to enjoy the sunshine (when it peeks through the cloud) is East London hot spot, London Fields. So to tempt you to venture down there yourselves, we thought we’d give you a guide to the best places to eat and drink by the fields. Best for Dining: Cat & Mutton  What: Local pub and dining room by Broadway MarketWhy: Throughout June, the Cat & Mutton plays host to a gastro […]

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5 Places You Have to Visit In London Fields

Although the weather hasn’t quite been living up to it, we’re half way through June and the English summer is here… sort of. And one of The Handbook’s favourite places to enjoy the sunshine (when it peeks through the cloud) is East London hot spot, London Fields. So to tempt you to venture down there yourselves, we thought we’d give you a guide to the best places to eat and drink by the fields. Best for Dining: Cat & Mutton  What: Local pub and dining room by Broadway MarketWhy: Throughout June, the Cat & Mutton plays host to a gastro […]

Openings & Launches

City’s first real time Stock Exchange Bar opens

Another corporate, monotonous and over-priced bar opening in the Square Mile you hear? Wrong. The Reserve Bar Stock Exchange changes the perception of the typical city clubbing experience entirely. Alan Grant, co-creator of other London hotspot, Notting Hill Arts Club and Cherry Jam, is offering sleek city-workers the chance to let their hair down in an utterly novel way. Drinks can be purchased and brought directly to your table via the app available on smartphones or get a mixologist to your booth to create your own cocktail concoction in front of your eyes. Pay what the stock market indicates, prices […]

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