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Amber: New Middle Eastern Restaurant Opening

London, in fact British people in general, has an obsession with middle eastern food. From Ottolenghi’s vegetable dishes to the plethora of market stalls popping up across the city. We love the colours, the flavours, and the spices. Probably because it looks and tastes so different from our own...


We Review: The May Fair Hotel’s Balenciaga Experience

What?  To celebrate Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion, the first-ever UK exhibition exploring Cristóbal Balenciaga’s work, The May Fair Hotel has created a new package which includes a night’s stay in the hotel, tickets to the exhibition at the V&A and breakfast the next morning. New? Whilst...


The World’s Most Incredible Infinity Pools

If Buzz Lightyear got one thing right, it was his love of amazing hotel swimming pools. The Handbook has taken his ‘To infinity and beyond!” (geddit now?) catchphrase and run with it to produce a list of our favourite infinity pools from around the world. Hours of back-breaking research...

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Openings & Launches

The Countdown Begins: Dabbous 2.0 Is Coming To Mayfair

Wahoo for Dabbous Two! Easily one of our favourite restaurants, and currently on hiatus since leaving it’s Fitzrovia home of five years, Dabbous is coming back, and from the sound of things coming back in style. Welcome… *drum roll* Dabbous Piccadilly. Or Dabbous Green Park. Or simply Dabbous...

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Seasonal & Celebrations

Where to Celebrate Burns Night

Let’s toast the haggis, read impenetrable poetry and listen to the delicate, dulcet tones of the bagpipes, tomorrow’s Burns Night! From the nation that gave us Irn Bru, caber tossing and the deep-fried Mars bar, comes the celebration of 18th century poet Robbie Burns, known for works...

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Openings & Launches

London’s First 100% Vegan Pub

The Spread Eagle, may sound like a classic East End boozer, but you won’t find sawdust on the floor (that went years ago), you won’t meet an Alfie Moon landlord behind the bar and you definitely can’t order a sausage roll. Why? Because The Spread Eagle is London’s first vegan pub. Meriel...


Shish! The kebab competition that’s got us excited!

You must be kebabbing a laugh? The Great British Bab Off is nearly upon us and we doner know what to do with ourselves. The Bab Off, on Sunday 11th February, sees five restaurants vying for the title of London’s best kebab. Organised by kebab royalty, Stephen Tozer and Ed Brunet, the geniuses...

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Fresh + Fit Returns to The Hoxton

If you set yourself a goal of becoming fitter but haven’t quite started it yet because of the weather/uneaten Christmas chocolates/ box sets and quite frankly January is a rather terrible time to over haul your life, then we hear you. So, does The Hoxton, because their Fresh + Fit Fest is...

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

5 Ways to Retox This Month

If you’ve had enough of Dry January or you’ve recovered enough from Christmas to get back to partying, then we’ve found five ways for you to retox this month, from bottomless brunches to cocktails hidden in teapots.

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Gin Contest
Bars, Clubs & Drinks

World’s Biggest Gin Contest Comes to Shoreditch

Gin. It’s London’s favourite and next month, the world’s largest gin contest is coming to The Bike Shed in Shoreditch. Beefeater’s MIXLDN7 will see bartenders from around the world creating some of the most innovative gin cocktails ever seen, all to be judge by some of the greatest minds in...

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