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Openings & Launches

Kazu: Sushi and Sake in Fitzrovia

Since Fitzrovia had its food renaissance a couple of years ago, the restaurants have kept flocking there and the next to open is Kazu, a new contemporary Japanese restaurant. In the kitchen, you’ll find Executive Chef and partner, Dham Kodituwakku who has spent the last fifteen years working as...

Awesome Afternoon Teas

Enjoy The January Blues At The Rosebery Lounge

Beat January blues with… the blues! The Rosebery Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park offers one of London’s finest afternoon teas, and from this month with the added backdrop of live music performances ranging from blues, jazz and swing through to soul, funk and pop. Relax into a velvet...

Openings & Launches

Kensington Palace Pavilion Opens This Spring

You might have just got over your Christmas parties, but now it is time to start planning your summer events, because it’s never too early and we need something to look forward to anyway. Let us introduce you to a new events space opening up in Kensington.Replacing the Orangery, which is...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

27 of the Most Exciting Venues Set to Open in 2018

Another year, cue everyone saying ‘I can’t believe it’s 2018 already’, cue everyone declaring ‘new year, new me’ and cue a whole new host of London restaurants opening…not hard to guess which one is our favourite. Here are twenty that we are particularly...

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Reviews

We Review: Tea at Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square

What? The 1920s, a time of frivolity post-war, a time when England was recovering from First World War, a time when the likes of Cecil Beaton and Nancy Mitford were at the centre of London’s raucous party scene. It was also the time that the building that the Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten...

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Openings & Launches

West London’s Latest Pizzeria Will Definitely Deliver

Want a pizza our minds? It’s that West London’s latest opening is going to be great! Zia Lucia, Islington’s independent pizzeria, is opening a new restaurant in Brook Green next month: Make ours a spicy spianata salami! Pizza has undergone something of a renaissance over the last few years...

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Pick of the Best New Bars and Restaurants That Opened in 2017

2017 has been an excellent year for London’s restaurant and bar scene. We’ve had debut restaurants from MasterChef – The Professionals chefs, Rick Stein has opened in London, Mr Lyan has given us another restaurant and Matt Whiley opened a sustainable bar. There have been new...

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Seasonal & Celebrations

How To Make The Most Of New Year’s Day

Let’s face it, New Year’s Eve is always a bit of an anti-climax. The clock strikes and then, like Cinderella, you’re on the night tube home with a stranger puking on your shoes. New Year’s Day, though, is something far more hopeful: the very first bank holiday of the year, a time to put...

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Fairytale Cocktails At Sofitel

If it is the season to be jolly then it is absolutely the season where one should be imbibing copious amounts of drink, and festive ones at that. Any excuse to give our favourite liquors and cocktails a makeover and the bars are jumping at the chance. Why, because a) they can somehow charge a lot...

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Culture

10 Ted Talks To Inspire Your 2018

Every year we say to ourselves, this is our year. Well, to make sure your 2018 gets off to the best possible start, The Handbook is giving you all a little homework in preparation. We urge you all to have a listen to our top ten inspiring TED Talks. Hopefully they will enlighten you a little at the...

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