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Dine With Your Dog This Valentine’s

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner we’ve bought you countless articles, ranging from the best ways to spend the day with your other half all the way to how to spend it if you’re single. It certainly seemed to us like we’d covered all the bases… but we hadn’t. If you’re not in a relationship the fix is easy; spend it with your best friends. But what if your best friend isn’t available (or, God forbid, is in a relationship)? Or… what if your best friend is your puppy? Fear not, pet-lovers, dog welfare charity Dogs Trust are opening […]

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Love Potions at the London Eye

‘I feel it in my fingers. I feel it in my toes. Love is all around me. And so the feeling grows’. Ah those timeless lyrics by Wet Wet Wet. And to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year the Coca – Cola London Eye will be playing that song on repeat from the 12th – 14th February… only joking, that would be probably be classed as torture. They do however have a cocktail called Love is All Around which is much more enjoyable. As part of the Valentine’s day experiences, they’ve teamed up with cocktail aficionados, The Cocktail Trading Co. to create […]

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Maxwell’s Bar and Grill Launches Freakshakes

They came, we saw, we drooled – the latest food craze on everyone’s lips is Freakshakes and they are finally in our pudgy grasp. The calorific abominations are now a regular at Maxwell’s Bar and Grill, whose normal expertise lay in over-sized American portions but they had so many requests for Freakshakes that they expanded to this soon-to-be Australian national drink. The restaurant has monthly specials like Salted Caramel and Pretzels, Pecan Triple Chocolate Brownie, Banana Fudge and Strawberry Cheesecake, plus if you’re feeling creative just tweet suggestions directly to them and you never know; you might see it on […]

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Super Bowl Party At Balthazar

The Super Bowl is a long-standing staple of the American sporting calendar. It’s a pretty big deal – so big, in fact, that the likes of The Who, Beyoncé, and, most recently, Katy Perry have all got in on the action via half time show performances. Well worth sitting through hours and hours of padded men running into one another in our opinion. In fact, it’s so long-standing that this year the event celebrates its 50th birthday, and as such will be referred to as the “Golden Super Bowl”, and Balthazar are making sure us over here in London don’t […]

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Freakshakes come to London

When bad food happens to good diets – the UK edition. So we all saw and drooled appropriately at the pimped out milkshakes created Down Under, the cleverly named Freakshakes, so-called because they look like freaks of delicious wonder. A jug of sugary milkshake is then topped with delights from doughnuts, brownies, cream, sprinkles, various sauces, wedges of cake – basically anything and everything that it shouldn’t, thusly earning its name. Well these marvels have finally made their way over to Blighty thanks to Molly Bakes Café & Bakery. Available from their daily menu you just pick your base flavour […]

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Silver Screen Afternoon Tea

Awards season is upon us and whilst we can’t tell you who might win, (although we are all hoping it’s Leo), what we can tell you is that there is a new afternoon tea to celebrate and, well, if you’re going to celebrate or commiserate you might as well do it with some cake. In honour of it becoming the Official Hotel Partner for the BAFTAs, the Savoy is launching the Silver Screen Afternoon Tea. Having seen a fair few stars grace its doors: Katharine Hepburn, Charlie Chaplin and Marilyn Monroe to name but a few, the Savoy will be […]

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The Dirty Double Birthday Party

What did you do for your second birthday? Can you even remember your second birthday more like? We’ll hazard a guess at pass the parcel, too much sugar and tantrums. It definitely wasn’t like Dirty Bones Kensington 2nd birthday which is coming up, that’s for sure. Happening this Thursday they are celebrating two years of cocktails, American comfort food and tunes with The Dirty Double birthday party. The night will start with a present from them to you, in form of a complimentary ‘Forgot to blow out the candles’ birthday cocktail followed by new dishes. Start with beef short rib […]

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6 of the Best Places to Celebrate Chinese New Year

Monday 8th February marks Chinese New Year, a date celebrated across the globe. 2016 is the ‘Year of the Monkey’, a zodiac symbol characterising quick-witted, curious, innovative but also mischievous people, which leaves The Handbook wondering what lies ahead! In anticipation, we’ve rounded up our six favourite restaurants and bars in the capital to go and celebrate:

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Homeslice’s Unlimited Pizza Party

Stop the press because the end of January is in sight! We’ve made it people; we’ve made it through the most miserable month of the year – sorry January you have a bad rep. And to celebrate Homeslice are hosting their first Sunday Slice and Spritz Party. Taking place at the latest Homeslice on Old Street, Shoreditch, the party will start at 2pm  and will mean that you for £10 a head you can eat unlimited pizza. Yep from the moment you sit down you have an hour and a half to eat as much pizza as you can, so […]

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7 Overlooked Museum and Gallery Restaurants

It’s easy to forget that we live in one of the greatest cities in the world, filled to the brim with some of the best museums, art galleries and theatres. And within those cultural delights, some extraordinary food and drink offerings, which are worth the visit in themselves. Here’s a guide to The Handbook’s favourite:

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Best Burns Night Celebrations

Every year, on or near the 25th January, kilt-clad Scots gather to celebrate the life of poet Robert Burns. Once only really acknowledged in the Northern realms, Burns Night has gained popularity down here in recent years and now there are a whole range of patriotic banquets and whisky tastings taking place all over London. If you’re unfamiliar with the rituals of the night, prepare for lots of standing, sitting, eating and drinking – Scots don’t celebrate this half-heartedly. If you don’t know your neep from your tattie don’t fear, you just need to be up for a good time (heads up: it helps […]

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Sky High Yoga at Sky Garden

Waking up early on these cold, dark mornings can be a bit of nightmare, we understand, we completely agree. If, however you can get yourself up and out early enough, then what better way is there to start the day than with sunrise yoga in Sky Garden? Starting at 6:30am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday in January, the dynamic vinyasa style yoga class will take place overlooking London, in the luscious greenery. If you shut your eyes you could pretend you’re actually on a yoga retreat somewhere hot and tropical – imagination might be needed. Afterwards you can head downstairs […]

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