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4 Alternative Apps if Uber is Banned

One taxi for Uber! Unless they can swing something, then TFL will be cutting the ignition for Uber in London on September 30th. But don’t fear, before you cancel your entire social diary  post the September 30th D-Day, The Handbook has some handy alternatives. Gett You could go back to black. If...

Experiences & Pop-Ups

The Incredible Most Travelled Popup Reaches The UK

It sounds like a test that even the Challenge Anneka people would turn down. But for one group of chefs, building 20 restaurants in 20 countries in 20 months has become a way of life. Welcome to One Star House Party. In the greatest culinary adventure ever, One Star House Party are already 8 months...

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Indian Tapas at Lokhandwala

What? Lokhandwala is a large, desirable neighbourhood in Mumbai, home to a number of notable Bollywood stars, TV personalities and film producers. Though a little less residential (we can dream…), Fitzrovia’s Charlotte Street now has its own taste of Lokhandwala, in the form of “inventive...

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Openings & Launches

West London’s First Ball Pit Bar Launches At Eclipse

Much has changed since our eight year old selves could merrily fling themselves into a large container of plastic balls, fearing no consequences. Luckily for you, the South Kensington Club Eclipse remembers these happy days too and has announced its plans to inject the fun back into adulthood...

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Raise A Glass To The Dead Rabbit

Bethnal Green is heading West! About 3,000 miles west, as New York’s hottest drinking den The Dead Rabbit arrives for one night only at Bethnal Green’s Sun Tavern. The takeover, part of London’s Cocktail Week, will see The Dead Rabbit’s beverage director Jillian Vose join The Sun for the...

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Openings & Launches

Dishoom Dishes Up A Stunning New Venue

Bombay is coming to Barkers! The iconic High Street Kensington building is an Art Deco masterpice, and so the natural choice for Indian restauranteurs Dishoom, who will be chanelling all the Art Deco heritage of Bombay into their new location. The restaurant, which will seat 200 and remain open all...

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Winter Feasting Returns With Pergola Paddington!

Pergola Paddington Central is returning this winter, with London’s premier drinking and dining extravaganza promising to be the season’s tastiest event. After a fantastic summer season, Pergola Paddington has equipped itself to host the crowds as the months get chillier, and is now fully...

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Poke and Matcha at Tombo Fitzrovia

What? Riding on the success of popular Hawaiian dish, poke (pronounced pokay), Tombo simply describes itself as a ‘poke and matcha bar’. Basically, diced raw fish finds itself atop big bowls of sticky rice, edamame beans and other colourful goodness. It’s like a deconstructed sushi salad. The...

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Win A Night In John Lewis’s Amazing In-Store Apartment

How much do you enjoy shopping? Enough to eat dinner in the restaurant? Enough to be the last customer in the department store? Enough hide behind a display stand until security have locked up and turned out the lights? Well now you won’t need to get cosy in the pots and pans section, John Lewis...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Dishoom Dishes Up Immersive Bombay Brilliance

It’s 1949 and we’re in downtown Bombay. The evening is close and the monsoon is raging, welcome to a world of gangsters, underworld intrigue and jazz. Created by Swamp Studios, Night at the Bombay Roxy is a new immersive evening that will see you transported to Bombay Roxy, a café and jazz...

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