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Our Guide To… Burns Night in London

This Sunday is Burns Night, a day of haggis, piping and poetry. For those of you who don’t know the history of Burns Night, let us tell you. Scotland’s National Poet, Robert Burns (or Rabbie, as he was known), may have only lived until he was 37 but in that time he wrote some pretty epic poems, including Auld Lang Syne and an Address to Haggis. After his death on the 25th January 1796, his friends started to celebrate his life, and so Burns Night was born and London well and truly adopted it. Celebrating with haggis, tatties, neeps and whisky, […]

Openings & Launches

Experimental cocktail bar launches

Today sees the opening of a bar with perhaps one of the longest names we’ve come across: The Cocktail Trading Company Development Bar and Table – quite a mouthful eh? It’s brought to London by Andy Mil, Elliott Ball and Olly Brading the co-owners of The Cocktail Trading Company and is situated on Great Marlborough Street below all-day brasserie Central & Co. The mission: to create the best and most innovative cocktails out there. So the 50 cover bar will feature a constantly changing, creative and unique cocktail list and since they’re always changing the menu they’ll be able to […]

Celeb News

Top 100 Sport Stars

Here is The Handbook’s guide to the ultimate sports stars! All the contact information for your dream sports person right at your fingertips! Need a footballer to endorse your product? Fancy inviting a world-class tennis player to your next party? Whatever the reason, if you’re looking for an A-list sports figure to attend your event or launch your company’s latest product, The Handbook has all the contact details and information you need. If you want to check if any of these celebrities are in town this week, or want to follow in their footsteps and check out some great celebrity […]

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Fare Healthy

As we approach the middle of January you might be finding that your New Year’s resolutions are waning a bit or perhaps you are yet to start. Well if you’re like us and the rest of London it seems, then your resolutions are probably something to do with sticking to those gym classes, getting that body you’ve always wanted or just trying to eat clean and leaving the wine to the weekends. Well this Saturday (24th January), Rose Lloyd Owen founder of Peardrop London (they create delicious healthy lunchboxes delivered straight to your desk) has joined forces with a whole […]

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Openings & Launches

Our Guide To… The Top Films to See in 2015

The beginning of 2015 sees the end of our best friend Orange Wednesdays. While this breaks our little cinema-going hearts and is a cruel hit on the wallet, we can’t not go to the cinema. Yes, Netflix does a good job of being there for you in the form of 90s movies on repeat when your hangover means your pyjamas stay on one too many days. But for the days when you want to chill out but go out, the cinema is the place to be… With awards season upon us, we’ve rounded up some of the most anticipated films of 2015, meaning that […]

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Openings & Launches

Our Guide To… The Top Films to See in 2015

The beginning of 2015 sees the end of our best friend Orange Wednesdays. While this breaks our little cinema-going hearts and is a cruel hit on the wallet, we can’t not go to the cinema. Yes, Netflix does a good job of being there for you in the form of 90s movies on repeat when your hangover means your pyjamas stay on one too many days. But for the days when you want to chill out but go out, the cinema is the place to be… With awards season upon us, we’ve rounded up some of the most anticipated films of 2015, meaning that […]

Openings & Launches

Vodafone London Fashion Weekend: Fashion’s Biggest Pop-up

How’s that New Year’s resolution going? You know the one that you set to be more put together, to not wear the same outfit twice, maybe three times in a row and to reintroduce yourself to your make up bag when hungover?  Doesn’t matter if you haven’t stuck to it all the time, but the week you do need to try, is London Fashion Week and in particular Vodafone London Fashion Weekend (26th February – 1st March). Taking place once more at Somerset House and organised by the British Fashion Council, Vodafone London Fashion Weekend is four days of shopping, industry […]

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Openings & Launches

Zinnia comes to Fulham

Tucked away on the Fulham High Street end of Fulham Road is new all-day, three floor Japanese fusion restaurant and lounge, Zinnia. Grab a Bento box, sushi or lighter sharing plates for lunch but the culinary offering is super-charged for evening with highlights including Dorset crab, Aged sirloin tataki and Miso black cod, or Szechuan glazed pork belly, lotus root, petit pear and ginger. There’s also a Robata grill serving up skewers of Yakitori chicken, Teriyaki beef and Spiced quail or Pork fillet with kohlrabi, shishito and papaya curry while larger dishes include Spiced duck confit and Hake wrapped in […]

Openings & Launches

Trader Vic’s Tiki Cinema

So the sun might be a distant memory as you wonder if you will ever be warm again, but the guys down at Trader Vic’s are doing their best to keep spirits up by bringing a taste of the tropics to London with the launch of a Tiki cinema. Tiki cinema, you ask? Yep. This Hawaiian film experience will take place at their newly refurbished bar in the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane, kicking off with all-time favourite Jurassic Park on 12th January. Tickets include a complimentary cocktail and cinema-goers can sip on a tropical tipple (we suggest a Mai […]

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Culture

The 72nd Annual Golden Globes

Comedy duo and celebrity best friends, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey returned to host the 72nd Annual Golden Globes last night, with famed famous from both sides of the pond turning up in their droves to see if they had won an enviable Globe award. British actor Eddie Redmayne beat off fellow Brit actors, Benedict Cumberbatch (for The Imitation Game) and David Oyelowo (for Selma) to win best actor in a drama for his role as physicist Professor Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. His co-star Felicity Jones unfortunately missed out on the best drama actress award which went […]

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