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London’s Sexiest Private Members’ Clubs

Behind many an unmarked door in London lie the secret havens of the capital’s most exclusive crowd. Home to celebrities, royalty and millionaires alike, there are over 50 private members’ clubs in London, so the question is – which is the club for you? Luckily, The Handbook has already done the legwork; so whether you’re looking for glamour in Mayfair or culture in Chelsea, here’s our handy list of 15 of the best private members’ clubs that London has to offer. Quo Vadis What: Sophistication and Fine-Dining in the heart of Soho Soho’s Quo Vadis is housed in a former […]

Culture

6 Reasons Why This Dating App Will Make You Delete Tinder… Forever

It’s getting to that time again where singletons feel somewhat like Mark in Love Actually’s Mark, desperately holding up declarations of love on a young Keira Knightley’s doorstep. Christmas. A time where those without a better half wretch at the sight of mistletoe and matching Santa onesies. This year however, naughty or nice, there’s a gift that keeps on giving in the form of dating app The Inner Circle. The miracle dating app makes connecting super easy by skilfully selecting from the dating pond those most likely to be your Prince (or Princess) Charming. Plus, it’s more than just dating, […]

Openings & Launches

Under The Influencer: Insta Star Opens Cannabis Restaurant

It’s World Vegan Month, and vegan influencer Loui Blake has jumped on the back of a great opportunity, opening an instagrammable restaurant in Fitzrovia with all the pastel tones your feed is thirsty for! Kalifornia Kitchen will welcome one and all on the 26th of November, as a venue as experimental with its food as with its name, serving CBD lattes in following with the latest proliferation of CBD-based food and drink. There will also be signature dishes of Beetroot Puree on sourdough with avocado rose and Burrito Bowls with black beans, sweet potato and more on the menu. The sexy […]

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All Fawn And Games: London’s Narnia Terraces Are Out Of Control!

What’s that lion doing in my wardrobe? Narnia business! Geddit? Because if you’re heading out in London this winter, you’ll definitely get it. This Christmas expect to walk through so many wardrobes that you’ll be on passing terms with Mr Tumnus come January. But the...

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

The Immersive Pirate Experience That’ll Get You Peg-Legless

AHOY, me hearties. How about walking the boards of The Hidden Spirit; a pirate ship docking up in London to get you peg-legless with its treasure trove of tipples? This November, Jack Sparrow will be replaced with a new man of the seas – a Captain Jack Cassidy – who’ll bring a real pirate ship alongside St Mary Overie Dock for an immersive and theatrical cocktail experience. The ship is sailing in courtesy of Inventive Productions (the group behind Alcotraz and Moonshine Saloon) and will see guests taken on a mischievous journey through treasured-laden rooms, drinking cocktails along the way. […]

Openings & Launches

B&H’s New Rooftop Garden Room Promises A Good Thyme

In the age of social media, the opportunity to grab a photo of anything iconic is sure to boost the ‘ol likes, and give us that physiological high – yep, you actually get a squirt of dopamine when you get a positive response on social! Suffice to say, if you love a view, and snapping a photo of one, you’ll love B&H Garden Room (Bourne & Hollingsworth, not Benson & Hedges, as one nameless Handbook employee thought!); a space that combines coveted interiors with seasonal food (and outrageously must-see views of the city). We’re eager to visit, as should you […]

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For Fawkes Sake, Try These Smokin’ Bonfire Night Cocktails!

Remember, remember, the fifth of November, long drink, cocktail or shot. Or something like that. Because today is not only a time to celebrate the fact that parliament wasn’t blown to smithereens in an audacious terrorist plot, but also a chance for bars to flog loosely Guy Fawkes night...

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And Now There’s Avocado Beer…

If you’re a millenial, chances are you’ve been Insta’d with a smashed avocado on toast in front of you; most likely on a pastel-coloured plate with a neon sign in the background. Yes, we’ve all been there, and it looks like the burning fire of our avo-obsession isn’t going to be blown out anytime soon. From avocado ice-cream to avocado lattes, things have now rocketed to new levels with Long Arm Pub and Brewery’s introduction of Avocado Beer! Yes, you heard right. Aptly timed for #VeganMonth, the pub will be sprucing up their pints with the coveted fruit, in the […]

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Seasonal & Celebrations

The 17 Halloween Food and Drink Spots Creepin’ It Real

If you’ve seen our Halloween party guide, you’ll know there a jeepers and creepers amounts of cloak-donning and fang-wielding venues across London ready to get you ghouling. However, if for you Halloween is more about enjoying cocktails made from fake blood, eating desserts that look like bloodshot eyes or eating burgers with black buns, then greetings! You’ve come to the right place. Here’s our round-up of all the spooky shenanigans going on throughout the city this year. Oh and by the way, Why didn’t the skeleton go to the ball? Because he had no BODY to go with. Bluebird Chelsea Imperial Wharf […]

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Igloos, Fondues & Skiing: 3 Reasons To Love This Fulham Pop-Up

Fulham’s beach, Neverland, is undergoing a transformation as it says goodbye to the long, hot and no doubt very profitable summer and hello to a ski club inspired by the slopes of Alps in the 80s and 90s. And yes, they will have igloos, so if you missed out on booking your spot at Coppa Club you can still get that Instagram shot. The space which is usually dressed in sand and deck chairs will be filled with fur-lined sofas, heated hunting lodges, retro gondolas, chairlifts, bauble-filled igloos and firepits as well as multiple bars, curling, table tennis, karaoke, boozy […]

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Openings & Launches

These Hot New Restaurants Just Opened

Whilst August was slower on the uptake when it came to restaurant openings, September has been alive with new locations throwing open their swing doors, causing members of the public to shout hey, hey good looking, what’ve you got cooking? So, here are all the places spoiling us rotten when it comes to choosing an away from home eater. From British produce at The Montagu Kitchen to a bar with a sole dedication to David Bowie. There’s been something for everyone to enjoy this month and beyond. Kahani Chelsea got a new restaurant this month, Kahani, from chef Peter Joseph. […]

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The Bars That’ll Jazz You Up

In a world where pop songs, Justin Beebs, and the “dun dun dun” of night clubs swamp our auditory ear-ways, jazz is a much needed throwback that can be found in various inconspicuous places across the city. So, if Frank Sinatra has got you under the skin and you get a kick out of Ella Fitzgerald (how rude), then why not Take Five and Sing, Sing, Sing at the following jazz bars. Photo Credit: The Weekend Edition Ronnie Scott’s Ronnie Scott’s isn’t just brimming with sax notes blowing out the door, but a really rich history dating back to 1959; […]

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