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Health & Wellness

We Review St. James’s Hotel and Club ‘Happiness in the City’ Package

What: City life is busy, busy, busy; people are always in a rush with deadlines to meet and social lives to try and keep fulfilled – so it’s no wonder that the wellness movement is on the rise, with Londoners desperate to maintain a sense of harmony. There’s nothing like a touch of luxury to...

Openings & Launches

Live Life on the Wild Side: Native Opens in London Bridge

As far as dream team goals go, Ivan Tisdall-Downes and Imogen Davis are proving they are worth a punt for, if this were a competition. This month, they open Native in London Bridge after the Neal’s Yard relocation and as far as names go, it seems the dynamic duo are native to the culinary scene...

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Corinthia Hotel’s Bassoon New Cocktail Menu

Fall back into the mystical era of New Orleans in the 1920s, the Bassoon of the Corinthia Hotel is launching a new cocktail menu, a partnership between one of London’s most established hotels and the East of London’s trendiest wine bars, created by award-winning bartender Marcis...

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Summer Menus and St Germain Cocktails: We Review Dalloway Terrace

What: Normally London’s terraces promise to transport us to different countries, with themed cocktails, dishes and decorations but our whether makes it nigh on impossible to imagine. Not this summer though, we really have been living in a hot country, so when Dalloway Terrace said that they would...

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We’re Going Underground: Cool Subterranean Hotels

With the summer heat starting to really notch up, you’re probably wanting to bury your head in the sand. Which is handy, because you can do exactly that at this selection of hotels; they’re all under the ground. Unless you happen to be on the Piccadilly Line at eight thirty in the...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

‘We Are The Champignons’: The City’s Favourite French Restaurant Turns 20

Twenty years ago, France was celebrating an extraordinary World Cup victory and London was celebrating the launch of one of its hottest French restaurants, Coq d’Argent. But while history may be repeating itself on the pitch, the ‘score’ we’re really excited has to be Coq...


Pizarro: The Spanish Staple That Proves Older is Often Wiser

What: Desayuna mucho, come más, cena poco y vivirás – no, The Handbook hasn’t turned Spanish, but has instead visited Pizarro, a restaurant by the man, the myth, the legend José Pizarro, and now we can’t get all things España out of our minds. The restaurant opened in 2011, and has since...

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Exclusive: Get 50% off Tickets to Secret Cinema

Secret Cinema, the ultimate cinema immersive experience returns next month with a film that needs no introduction: Romeo + Juliet. The outdoor celebration will bring Verona Beach to London for five hours of music, food, film, fashion and theatre for what is set to be their biggest experience yet...

The Handbook Meets

The Handbook Meets…Tatiana Petrakova the Vodka Connoisseur

When it comes to jobs, Tatiana Petrakova has a pretty enviable job, brand ambassador for Russian Standard Vodka, and this year the vodka supergroup has launched a new campaign, ‘Raise Your Standards’. We caught up with Tatiana to talk all things vodka, how to pair it with food and...

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What to do This Weekend

Things To Do This Weekend: 20th – 22nd July

We’ve just gotten air-con in The Handbook office, which means we’ve gone from sweltering to donning woollens. So I write this now wearing full-on winter clothes and gazing longingly at the blue sky. Which means that the weekend simply can’t come soon enough.

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