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Prada Are Opening A Bakery In London!

Think of Prada and you’re picturing handbags, catwalks and Emily Ratajkowski wearing something slinky. You’re probably not thinking about custard tarts and chocolate eclairs. But you will now. Pasticceria Marchesi is Milan’s most established bakery, being founded in 1824 and now...

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The 12 Snazziest Openings This January

Another year, another dollar. Or at least it will be for these sublime new resto offerings throwing their doors open at the same time as we throw away dry January for another year. Yes, it’s 2019, and it’s time to create new food trends, new menus and new must-eats, and helping us to do...

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Pretty Sweet! A New Peggy Porschen And Cutter & Squidge To Open

Baked cakes and biskies and brownies oh my! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you are going to want to check out the newest sweet treats in town. Whether you are surprising your significant other with a fondue kit for two or splurging on an array of cupcakes to eat at home with the...

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BIG News: London Gets Its Own Version Of Disneyland

Alton Towers pack your bags, Thorpe Park we’ll see you later, Chessington World of Adventures get gone, there’s a new kid on the theme park block, and it’s pretty darn magical! An entertainment resort that closely resembles Disneyland is parking up a 17-min train ride outside of...

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The Café That’s About To Break Your Insta Feed

Élan: it means style, flair and exuberance. It also means smashing it on your socials, because Élan Café (confusingly rebranded as EL&N last week) is arguably the most Instagrammable place in town. Remember the loos at Sketch? Course not! These guys are the only kids in town right now. And...

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Could This Be The Most Instagrammable Opening Of The Year?

Tonight Josephine, we’re going to be wow-ed by how insatiably Instagrammable this pretty in pink venue is. Phwoar! Tonight Josephine, snug in Waterloo, is already well known on the gram as being one of the most Instagrammed venues in the UK, emanating serious mum from Mean Girls and Legally...

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The Hottest New Openings This December

It’s the final month of the year and boy where did the time go? But one thing we can look back on is a an exquisite catalogue of new restaurant openings with no month left unblemished. So, as we carry through to the new year, it’s safe to say there’s by no means a lack of places...

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British Chefs Collaborate To Open Live-Fire Grill in Mayfair

In the 90s, COMO Metropolitan London was home to the iconic nightspot, The Met Bar. Now, because bars are out and restaurants are in as we are a city of foodies, the space has been transformed into Gridiron by COMO, a modern live-fire grill restaurant from British chefs Richard H. Turner and Colin...

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The Biggest Sticks ‘n’ Sushi Has Opened… And It’s Soy Good

The weather outside might be frightful, but what better place to hide than the brand new Sticks ‘n’ Sushi on the King’s Road? This trip to the Danish groups’ latest venue, which opened up in October, was literally a “come rain or shine” ordeal. Scarf wrapped around my eyes, posing as a...

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This Sexy New Space Is Set To Open This Month

Over here at The Handbook we just love a refurb, of any size, shape and form! Which is why we’ve got ourselves in a real tizzy over the refurb of the year, as Soho’s iconic Roundhouse undergoes a one million pound refurb. The sexy new space, set to open at the end of the month, will...

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