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8 of the Best Festive Cinema Pop-Ups

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Elf, Love Actually and The Holiday. It’s a fact. And whilst it’s all too tempting to hibernate in your home, wrapped up in a duvet and chain eating mince pies whilst you watch Christmas film reruns, what you should actually be doing is...

Victory House
Openings & Launches

Victory House: Leicester Square’s Boutique Hotel

Leicester Square: that most iconic of London locations, its pavements have been graced by everyone from Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn to Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lawrence. Normally we get to watch from afar, communicated via the glow of the telly or the pages of the glossies. But now you can watch...

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Taste Of London: The Festive Edition

Lick the pavement on Picadilly if you want to know what London tastes of, but head to Tobacco Dock if you want a taste of Taste Of London. And specifically it’s Taste of London: The Festive Edition, with a Christmassy version of the 3 day extravaganza is returns as the finest culinary celebration...

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Choose Love This Christmas

There’s a new sort of Christmas pop-up shop coming to Soho this year. Created by creative collective Glimpse who is on a mission to use creativity for good, the pop-up, Choose Love, is asking to you buy as much as you want and leave with absolutely nothing. Why? Because all funds raised will go...

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Out Of The Blue
Openings & Launches

Enter The Matrix At The Blue Bar

Anyone who’s been caught naked in Sainsbury’s freezer asile cluctching a fire extinguisher and a flamingo will tell it to you plain: context is everything. Never more so than at The Blue Bar at The Berkeley where their exclusive cocktail tasting experience harnessses cutting edge technology...

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Reviews

We Review: The Connaught Hotel

What: I’ve had the privilege of visiting and reviewing a number of incredible hotels since founding The Handbook twelve years ago, but even I shrieked a squeal of genuine delight (yes literally) when invited to review the Connaught Hotel. Because while it’s underdoubtedly ‘up there’ as one...

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Brown’s Gets An Italian Makeover

Forget Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Titian, the real Italian Masters are coming, in the form of chef Heinz Beck and drinks maestro Salvatore Calabrese. And they’re heading straight toward Mayfair’s Brown’s Hotel restaurant and neighbouring Donovan Bar. So put your paint brushes and palate down...

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Seasonal & Celebrations

14 of the Best Christmas Adverts

The big corporations might be trying to persuade us to buy from them and tugging on our heartstrings to do so, but Christmas adverts (whether we like it or not) are a now a part of the build up to Christmas. Here at The Handbook, we’re not ashamed to say they are one of our guilty (or in some...

Experiences & Pop-Ups

The Popup Worth Making A Pilgrimage To

It’s time to make a pilgramage. Not to Rome, Mecca or Canterbury but to Dalston. Pilgrim, the four-date six-course popup was a total sell-out of a success when it originally popped up earlier this year, and so not only is it now returning for another run (and a new menu) across six dates this...

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What to do This Weekend

What To Do This Weekend: 10th – 12th November

The countdown has begun and we’re yearning for six o’clock on Friday to come as fast as it possibly can. This weekend, as ever, we’re spoilt for choice and can choose to be good (Be:Fit East by West health and wellness festival) or bad (Coq d’Argent bottomless brunch with...

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