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POPUPALOS at The Jam Tree Clapham!

A good pop up is a bit like a one night stand…fun, commitment free and never sticks around long enough for you to get tired of it. So luckily for you, The Handbook is bringing you all the details on a new summer pop up that is sure to leave you satisfied. The Jam Tree Clapham is a venue known for its fun and innovative pop-ups, like their quirky painting pop-up. The pop-ups always respond to the current trends of the moment and the latest is no different. At a time when Greek food is more popular than ever in London, The […]

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Brunch on a Rooftop

A weekend without brunch surely isn’t a weekend at all. It’s the only reason we’ll get up when we’re hungover, the light at the end of the tunnel when we’re cycling the stresses of the week out in our 9am spin class and the only way to set us up for a day in London. Joining the brunch scene is the Radio Rooftop Bar at ME London, brunch on a rooftop, yes please sign us up now. Sink back, soak up London’s iconic skyline and sip on Bloody Mary cocktails. They have a DIY Blood Mary station with over 30 […]

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Carom Spice Garden

Ever since that iconic (read: cheesy) girl band, whose name escapes us, sang ‘spice up your life!’ we’ve had a love affair with all things sugar and spice. Our love for all things hot can now be indulged, thanks to the new London pop-up, Carom’s Spice Garden this July. Pan-Indian restaurant and Soho institution, Carom, moves to Butlers Wharf along the Thames for their second summer pop-up. Following a successful six week rooftop residency at Madison Bar & Restaurant in the City, Carom is now re-locating Thameside and partnering with Butlers Wharf Chop House to host an Indian ‘Spice Garden’ […]

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Percy and Founders Launch Summer Menu & Outdoor Terrace

The great thing about summer is the chance to sit in the sun, soak up the rays and have a drink and laugh with friends. However, with so many places to choose from in London, it’s hard to know where to go. This sunny season, we’re recommending Percy and Founders, who are celebrating the summer with the launch of a refreshed all-day menu, as well as unveiling a stunning new outdoor terrace for you to drink the summer nights away on. The refreshed All-Day menu, overseen by Executive Chef Diego Cardoso, features simple dishes for starters, such as English Asparagus […]

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Notting Hill’s Secret Garden

Did you ever watch the Secret Garden as a child and  wish you could stumble upon a door that led to the hidden oasis, or have you ever clung forlornly to the gates of the communal, private London gardens and wished you had the keys (no? just us then…) well now we have the answer. The housemates over at Notting Hill’s favourite flat, The Little Yellow Door are turning their humble abode into an indoor garden – ok so you won’t be catching a tan, but it does mean you won’t have to deal with the insects, the sweating and […]

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Aqua Kyoto celebrates the Marine Menu

When it comes to celebrating national holidays and days London is pretty much an expert and it doesn’t matter if they aren’t British national holidays oh no, if there is a chance to celebrate then we’ll take on any national holidays and Japanese restaurant Aqua Kyoto, are doing just that with their celebration of Ocean Day. Taking place on the 20th July, Ocean Day is Japan’s newest national holiday (it was formed in 1996) and celebrates the importance of the ocean and its bounty. Head Chef Paul Greening has drawn inspiration from his background of studying marine biology to create […]

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The Summer Schedule at Villandry

Summer is the season of socialising. The guys don their best loafers and the girls their best cocktail dresses and we all enjoy some fun in the sun. The Villandry has plenty of stuff going on this season to keep you busy. Wimbledon Themed Dessert If you didn’t manage to secure tickets for centre court (a seemingly impossible mission), than why not just dine on a classic British and Wimbledon-esque dessert instead and still feel like you’re part of the action. The Villandry at Great Portland Street is offering strawberries and cream for dessert and to take away. The perfect […]

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Top 5 American Restaurants

Whether it’s because of enormous portions, Pop Tarts or McDonald’s, American food still has a bad reputation. But here at The Handbook, we know that when American food is done right, it’s absolutely irresistible. Who hasn’t craved the savoury hit of a salt beef sandwich or a smokiness of a real barbeque? Here are London’s best American restaurants.

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Go Back To School With The Art Of Dining

Remember when you were 15, dealing with unwanted spots, trying to be popular and perfecting the art of playing hard to get via MSN? Your parents told you that school is the best days of your life and you heartily disagreed. However, looking back, you realise times were definitely a lot less stressful when your biggest worry was whose house party to attend. Well, The Art of Dining are offering you the chance to go back in time to your school days with their latest pop-up, The After School Club.   Serving five courses of posh school dinners, this pop-up will […]

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Mile high club launches at O2

Two of the best cities in the world (London and New York obviously) have united their powers to create a hybrid location where the best of both worlds meshes together to form Ny-Lon Lounge Bar. The new venue is the brain child of Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines, invented to honour the airlines important New York to London route at London’s O2. The two airlines have partnered with Manchester-based design agency, LOVE, to create the stylish new bar fit for jet setters and A-listers alike. You might even take divine inspiration after a few drinks and feel the need to jump on a plane. Ny-Lon’s head […]

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A dirty laundry night

A chance to air your confessions, wash away your dirty secrets and still enjoy a booze-filled night of cocktails? London’s new and most exciting night can offer this guilt free. Pop-up legend Meredith O’Shaughnessy has created ‘A Dirty Laundry Night’ in Fitzrovia for five nights only. She has partnered with Whirlpool for an innovative and exciting night out in London at ‘The Laundrette’. Guests will be offered a chance to spill their sins and have their deepest-darkest secrets printed on a one-of-a-kind Dirty Laundry T-Shirt. Enter the Polaroid photo booth to make memories of the evening. Other treats include pizza and other Italian-American […]

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Beaufort House: More than meets the eye

Now we all know Beaufort House, the renowned brasserie and bar located in Chelsea, but did you know that it is so much more than appears at first glance? Spread across 4 floors, Beaufort boasts a member’s lounge, meeting rooms, The Club Room, a Champagne bar and much more! Non-members are welcomed to the brasserie which serves an all-day menu from breakfast and smoothies to afternoon tea and bar snacks with the obvious meals of lunch and dinner also covered. They can also make full use of the meeting rooms and Champagne bar although once it has closed any parties […]

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