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The UK’s First Ever National Pizza Day

Tomorrow isn’t just Friday, it’s also the first ever National Pizza Day, because if there was ever a particular day to eat pizza it has to be Friday. To celebrate hundreds of pizzerias around the UK and in London have joined forces to create special one-off pizzas, as well as giving diners 30% off pizza! You can check out if your favourite pizza place is taking part here. Big questions asked on the day will include ‘does pineapple ever have a place on pizza’, we say yes, but brothers Thom and James Elliot of Pizza Pilgrims are having a major […]

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Get Marathon Fit, With Help From Beer

We’ve gotten used to unlikely restaurant pairings, Duck and Waffle now sounds entirely normal, but how about beer and running? No, me neither, but that’s exactly what’s brewing down in Camden Camden Town Brewery’s running club is up and, um, running. And what’s more, it’s entirely free and comes with a pint! The club, suitable for runners of all abilities, will be run by James Poole, the Ultra Marathon runner and founder of AdventRunning. Participants will don shorts and trainers and hit the streets for a fort minutes run. James will be on hand to help and advise, and (most […]

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The May Fair’s Enchanted Valentine’s Terrace

It’s Valentine’s Day, woohoo, a day of love, a day of kisses, and swooning at each other. Not strangers, that’s not socially acceptable, I mean we do it anyway, but The Handbook can’t be seen encouraging such odd behaviour. In case you hadn’t guessed this one’s for the lovers, to be fair no one is going to call you out and send you packing if you are not lovers so we shall address this blog to you all. The May Fair hotel has turned its terrace into an enchanting space especially for Valentine’s. Wine and dine your beloved with the […]

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10 Pizza Places for Your Bucket List

Here is some news to brighten up your Monday, this Thursday (9th February) is National Pizza Day! So, to get you ready for what surely will be the best day of the week, we’ve rounded up 10 of our favourite pizza places in London, which you need to visit. Add them to your London bucket list and make sure you visit at least one this week!  

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What to do This Weekend: 2nd-4th February

Pinch-punch-first-of-the-month! And double-wahey as it’s very nearly the weekend!! Just a matter of hours and we’ll be counting down the seconds until it’s Friday evening and we can all get outta here! So what are you going to do? Need to plan? Here’s a selection of ideas for making the weekend count!

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The Ultimate Food Challenge: The Half Stone Burger

It’s no wonder Man v. Food is such a popular series, it’s basically food porn. A chance for us to indulge in our food fantasies of basically gorging ourselves silly on deep fat fried everything and then winning eternal glory and the respect of our peers. Or maybe that’s just me. Anyway, rather than delving into the inner workings of my mind, back to business, Man v. Food is back on our screens and with a new host. After years of eating, Adam Richman has handed over the baton to Casey Webb and to celebrate the new host and new […]

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Backyard Cinema Launches 21st March

Our favourite Backyard Cinema is planning a new adventure: Mission to Mars is coming to entertain us all this March. If you haven’t already guessed, the theme is space. The cinema has compiled a huge line of golden oldies and new releases, to satisfy all space nerds and inspire any wannabe astronauts. Titles such as The Fifth Element, Armageddon, Independence Day, E.T., Interstellar, Men in Black, The Martian, Blade Runner, Passengers and of course the big daddy, the mother ship of space films; Star Wars. All have been carefully selected to make your trip to the galaxy the best ever […]

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The Pop-up Back by Popular Demand

It’s back! Due to popular demand our favourite Thames-side forest returns. While January was busy being all depressed, February is hotting up to be the month of romance. The team behind Winterland has had a rummage around and decided to give us all the pick-me-up we need. Given it’s the time of the year where snuggling up with someone is all anyone seems to be talking about, be a friend or lover, there could not be a better place for snuggling. Look forward to that cosy winter warm feeling, swaddled in blankets and tucked away in an igloo. Ditch your […]

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11 of the Best Places for Vegan Junk Food

All vegans must be skinny right? All they can eat is salad so of course they must be super healthy too. Well actually no, whilst many dairy products are the source of highly calorific foods like cheese and butter, vegans can still roll around in all the oil and sugar they please without compromising their beliefs. So, read on as we shed some light on some the most indulgent and vegan friendly foods in London.  

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Celebrity Restaurant Owners In London

The celebrity hangout has always been with us- after all, famous people need somewhere to stumble out of in the wee hours as much as the paparazzi waiting for them need a place to hang about outside of. But what happens when the celebrities decide to venture to the other side of the kitchen doors? The Handbook decided to list some of our favourite places owned by celebrities…   David Beckham’s Pub Goals Why: From Idris Elba opening up a cocktail bar, to Usain Bolt’s Track and Records restaurant, it seems like big celebs have got a little too much […]

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Six Course Dinner And Luxury Weekends

The Experimental Group is hosting an evening of fabulous food and fundraising. For one night only, the global hospitality collective is bringing together four of its most talented chefs into one kitchen. There will be a champagne reception and a six-course set menu. Best prepare and pace yourselves ladies and gents if you plan to be in for the long haul. Believe me you do. During the meal, yes, the whole six courses, you will have the opportunity to be a part of the silent auction. What was that? You’ll only bid for a luxury weekend in Ibiza, well it’s […]

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Sheekey Secrets: A Conversation Series With West End Legends

Us: “Pssst wanna hear some sheekey secrets?” You: “Hell yeah, what’s a sheekey?” Well…the historic West End restaurant J Sheekey is launching a series of informal discussion evenings. The events will be centred around some of theatres most revered luminaries, and yes you guessed it, they’ll be spilling their secrets about the highs and lows of their careers. It’s a chance to get the inside scoop on some of your favourite stars of stage and screen. The opportunity to get to know your heroes on a real level in a relaxed atmosphere. Join these thespians for an intimate dinner, and […]

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