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Polpo Chef Opens 1st Solo Restaurant

Tom Oldroyd has announced that he will be opening his first solo restaurant, Oldroyd this June in Upper Islington.  If his name sounds familiar then it’s because he was the Chef Director at Polpo, who along with Russell Norman set up the original Polpo in Soho, so as fans of the Polpo group we’re pretty excited to hear he’s going solo. The 40 cover restaurant will feature a no-reservation café downstairs and upstairs you’ll find bistro style dining which will take bookings, because sometimes we don’t want to stand in queue to eat – it reminds us too much of […]

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London’s Healthiest Restaurant Opens

Good Life Eatery: it’s the thing that clean-eating, healthy-living, Instagram- taking dreams are made of and following on from the success of the first Chelsea branch, the team are back with the second café opening in Marylebone. Created by Yasmine Larizadeh and Shirin Kouros, Good Life Eatery is all about fast, casual and healthy dining – it’s the sort of place where you can gorge yourself silly and still walk out guilt-free (although when it comes to food we all know that you should never really feel guilty). It’s the sort of place where you could probably inhale your five […]

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Inn The Park

From the outside it looked like some sort of mutant beaver on steroids had taken up home here. From the inside it looked like sea world – after Free Willy had died that is. The bathrooms were especially prominent in this style of decor, if you can call it style at all. Upon arrival we met the hostess, swapped the usual boring pleasantries and were shown to our royal blue seats. Unimpressed with the exterior but relaxed and calm from the ducks in the park we set to order. The menu was pricey so we were expecting something extraordinary. Drinks […]

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6 Places You Have To Visit In Wandsworth

Wandsworth is a town filled with plenty of delightful places to shop and eat. There’s probably more places to eat than shop, but it’s safe to say that we’re ok with that. Plus, The Handbook offices are situated within this very place, so it’s basically a mecca for all things trendy and fabulous. Check out our guide to the top things to do in Wandsworth below… The Best Place for Breakfast: Brew Café   What: Brew Café Why: This eatery offers a great selection of breakfast goodies, that are enough to keep you full of energy for your day of […]

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6 Places You Have To Visit In Wandsworth

Wandsworth is a town filled with plenty of delightful places to shop and eat. There’s probably more places to eat than shop, but it’s safe to say that we’re ok with that. Plus, The Handbook offices are situated within this very place, so it’s basically a mecca for all things trendy and fabulous. Check out our guide to the top things to do in Wandsworth below…

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Montezuma: Kensington’s New Club

‘It’s not like walking on to the set of Indiana Jones, don’t worry’ we were reassured when we heard that the latest club to open in Kensington, Montezuma, had an Aztec-esque interior. In fact it is far from it, picture a modern interior with lots of black, gold and marble, it’s sleek, polished and sophisticated. The concept of Montezuma is simple, they want to inject the London club scene with a little bit of luxury and glamour and for it to be the ultimate VIP cocktail bar and club.  Of course there’ll be plenty of dancing with a heavy emphasis […]

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Hakkasan Group Opens Yauatcha City

Dim sum favourites, the Hakkasan Group is expanding its empire with the launch of the second Yauatcha next month. Opening in the City’s latest culinary venture, Broadgate Circle, Yauatcha City will be an all-day dining experience based on a Chinese dim sum teahouse. Open Monday to Saturday for lunch, dinner and drinks, the menu will be overseen by Head Chef Tong Chee Hwee who has been with the group for 12 years and was previously the Head Chef at the original Hakkasan Hanway Place so he knows a thing or two about dim sum, which you know is handy for […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Ambam hits London!

If you’ve had enough of Facebook, have never used Google+ (because let’s be honest, who has?) and feel like Instagram is no longer fulfilling your foodie needs, then we have a great new social media for you to try! Ambam is the first ever social network exclusively for London dwellers and its aim is to connect folk across the land of London through their common interests (other than Game of Thrones) and also give them some cool rewards along the way. Personally, we never say no to a freebie, however,  Ambam’s treats look far cooler than a personalised rubber stamp […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Mr Fogg’s Presents Antique Night

Victorian-inspired Mayfair bar, Mr Fogg’s is inviting its guests to learn about some fascinating antiques, as well as have their own family heirlooms valued, at a special event with TV antiques expert, David Harper. Mr Harper will inspect guest’s items with the hope of finding some hidden treasures and he will also reveal the stories behind the items as well as answering any audience questions. Mr Harper will also award one of his own limited edition ‘London prints’ to the most interesting or extraordinary object of the night. Mr Fogg’s is an antiques haven in itself, full of unique collectibles […]

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Dating In The City

‘Dating is just fantastic!’ said no one ever. The first meet is always filled with self-doubt. For example, did I touch his leg under the table? Did he touch my leg under the table? Did I want him to touch my leg under the table?! These experiences are character building at best and soul destroying at worst. But who needs a soul anyway? Here are an array of dating ideas for every stage of your relationship. So get your Happn on and get down to our list of dreamy destinations. Pedalos in Hyde Park What better way to impress your first […]

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