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Awesome Afternoon Teas

The Pawfect Afternoon Tea For You And Your Pooch

Who let the dogs out? đŸŸ Long gone are the days of paw-scraped doors, howling cries and pee-stained carpets, nowadays restaurants are inviting doggies to dine in style. So out with whatever’s in that jelly-canned dog food from your local store, the stench is bad enough! And in with an afternoon tea that’ll delight even the fussiest of canines. Thanks to South Place Hotel, you’ll be able to tickle both yours and your pup’s tummies with the launch of their new luxury afternoon tea, er, doggie-style… Pawfect! South Place Hotel have a pawsome new partnership with accessories brand, Radley (the […]

Culture

The Ram Quarter Is Most Definitely The Place To Be Seen This Summer

Have you heard of Ram Quarter? No, well get ready for us to blow your mind, because this little quarter which, no, isn’t filled with sheep with horns or the Los Angeles American football team, is home to a range of swashbuckling activities that’ll quash anyone’s boredom! Tucked up in Wandsworth, the new home for leisure has a bulging diary of experiences and events ready for the taking, meandering between glass-raising and burger indulging at street-food festivals, to perusing paintings at pop-up art galleries, and everything in between. All of which are up-coming and ready to explore soon! The quarter […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Holy Cow! Gaucho Just Launched Bottomless Steak & Wine Nationwide

Moo-ve aside regular feasting, Gaucho has a bottomless alternative on the go! Replacing Mimosas with Malbec and salmon bagels with steak, the epic new offering, named Beef and Bottle, does just what it says on the tin. You may well have heard us excitedly banging on about this a month or so ago as it found its feet, or hooves if you will, at Gaucho Smithfield. But now, ladies and gents, it’s about to become available nationwide as of the 7thof July. Feeling utterly exhausted after a shop ‘til you drop sesh at The Trafford Centre? Pop into Gaucho Manchester […]

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Culture

Finalists Announced For Young Chef Of The Year

You may have seen that, last month, we announced that the search for Young Chef of The Year was on and now, after a whole lot of stirring, burning, swearing and plating up, the 16 finalists have been announced! Chefs all tend to start off young. Gordon Ramsay? Well, he left behind a career in athletics at a young age to become a professional insulter. Sorry, we meant chef. Then there’s Heston Blumenthal whose interest in cooking began at the age of sixteen on a family holiday to Provence, France, and after visiting a Michelin whilst there he decided to pursue his career in […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

The CafĂ© Proving There’s Such A Thing As A Free Lunch (If You’re Kind)

Amongst the hustle and bustle of busy commutes and jam-packed streets, it’s easy to lose yourself in a moment of frustration. To help you fight this is the Kindness CafĂ©, where kindness is the cash and in return, Londoner’s will be treated to a free plant-based lunch, made by Gosh! Food. On June 28th and 29th, the Gosh! Kindness CafĂ© will be pitching up at Shoreditch Boxpark, fuelling busy workers and passers-by with free wholesome grub. All you’ll have to do is pledge an act of kindness for a fellow human or animal, pin to the pledge wall and you’ll […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

The Roaring Twenties Arrive In Cannes

Grab your heels darling, we’re headed to Cannes! Mr Gatsby invites you to step onto the dance floor for one of his notorious parties as The London Cabaret Club heads to the legendary Carlton Hotel, Cannes. But get your passport and feather boa ready quick as it’s for a limited time only! From June 17th until July 13th, The London Cabaret Club takes over the five-star hotel as the entertainment partner exclusively for one month. The Carlton residents and visitors will be transported back to the roaring twenties for a themed dinner and show, of course, in keeping with the […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

A Sky-High Botanical Glasshouse Comes To London

This dreary weather is becoming a bore. We’re itching to crack out the maxi-dresses, sandals and down a few cocktails without having the fear of a potential downpour at any moment. Alas, we’ve found somewhere that’s guaranteed to bring a splash of fun to our British summer and that’s the new botanical glasshouse opening at Searcys at The Gherkin. From July 15th, you can be immersed in this new natural haven. Decked out with exotic plants and flowers, The Glasshouse will become an oasis of greenery – despite being at the top of one of London’s most iconic skyscrapers. Created […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

What’s It Like To Dine 100ft In The Sky? And What If You Need The Loo?

You probably lost count of the number of times you were told, as a child, to make sure that all four chair legs remained on the ground. Well this is a rule-follower’s nightmare, because all chairlegs were at least 100ft from the ground as I was hoisted to enjoy a meal dangling from a crane in Canary Wharf. Yes, London In The Sky is back! Undoubtedly London’s most exhilarating dining a pop-up, sees you served breakfast, lunch or dinner (not to mention Champagne Taittinger flights), and we overcame vertigo to go. So what’s it like? Your first thought is ‘What […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

London’s First Floating Negroni Bar Is Coming!

If you’ve been reading The Handbook for a while, you’ll know we’re a sucker for a cocktail with a view. And while in London, we might not be greeted with a mountainy view, we’re lucky enough to enjoy some of the world’s most renowned buildings. So although you won’t be getting an Italian backdrop this Negroni Week, at Glass Room, Bateaux London’s restaurant and bar on the Thames, you’ll at least have the London skyline. Glass Room has collaborated with the award-winning Italian dry gin brand, VII Hills, to bring the city its first and only floating Negroni bar – and […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Culinary Summer Festival You Need To Feast At

What do the British love about summer? Well, aside from the obvious – ahem, Love Island – there’s also the prospect of a bit of good old fashioned sunshine and the ability to dine al-fresco. And, pandering to the latter is Le Cordon Bleu, as they introduce their first Summer Festival event  on Saturday 29th June, which will see Brits swapping burnt BBQ sausages with a serve of some seriously high-end cooking. Le Cordon Bleu London, founded in Paris all the way back in 1895, is a stickler for culinary prowess, as the largest network of hospitality schools in the world. […]

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