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Roof East
Restaurants, Pubs & Food

London’s First Rooftop Roller Disco, Cinema, Crazy Golf and Bowls Club

Warmer temperatures, sunny weather and lighter evenings can only mean it’s time for the return of Roof East! We don’t know about you, but we can’t think of anywhere else in London where you can watch the sunset over the Olympic Park with the city skyline in the backdrop whilst surrounded by crazy golf, rollerblading, hip hop beats, cocktails and street food. To celebrate its return, the creators of Roof East are putting on a turbo-charged social fun and games club. Last year’s attractions will all still be there but for 2017 it’ll be better than ever. Birdies crazy golf is returning […]

Brick & Liquor
Reviews

Cocktails and Social Eating in Tooting

What?  After 12 years of working in venues across London, Brick & Liquor is David Layton’s first solo venture. It’s a local, friendly bar taking inspiration from classic neighbourhood New York bars, but still retaining a cosy, familiar feel. New? It opened back in October of 2016 and is part of Tooting’s regeneration as a London foodie scene to be reckoned with. Where? 82 Mitcham Road, Tooting Broadway, SW17 9NG www.brickandliquor.co.uk On the Menu: Brick & Liquor is all about cocktails and sharing food. Cocktails are laid out in the menu based on their strength. Start with the refreshing Capulet’s […]

Guides

5 New Afternoon Teas With An International Twist

You can’t get much more quintessentially British than afternoon tea but, as much as we love it, sometimes we crave respite from dainty cakes and cucumber sandwiches. We don’t want a break completely though, which just as well the new spate of teas-with-an-international-twist have landed so you can indulge in scones with sweet labneh and homemade barberry, cranberry and rose jam, Atlantic prawn skagen on seeded rye, and kukicha with cherry blossom tea.

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Open until 25th October 2019

London’s Natural History Museum Ice Rink will return for the 2019 festive season and to celebrate The Handbook will be offering one lucky family of 4 an overnight stay in one family room at Radisson Blu Edwardian, Vanderbilt with breakfast plus an extended skate session at National History Museum which includes a 30 minute exclusive skate followed by a 50 minute public skate session thereafter.

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Rooftop Film ClubRooftop Film Club
Restaurants, Pubs & Food

London’s Favourite Rooftop Cinema is Back for Summer

Summer is on its way, shout it from the rooftops! Well, four rooftops in particular: the Bussey Building (Peckham), Roof East (Statford) The Queen of Hoxton (Shoreditch) and Kensington Roof Gardens, who have just been announced as participating venues for the summer 2017 series of Rooftop Film Club. As we trade our underground cinemas for the sky-high, al fresco variety, some things never change – predominantly boxes of popcorn and an action-packed programme of cult classics and recent releases. It’s lights, camera, action (literally) on Thursday 4th May as The Rooftop Film Club presses play on films featuring iconic rooftop […]

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April
Restaurants, Pubs & Food

13 of the Best April Pop-Ups and Supper Clubs

April is set to be a month of caviar, tequila, restaurant menu swaps, retro-futuristic immersive dining experiences and curry with the Lord Mayor… We’ve rounded up 13 of the best pop-ups and supper clubs taking place over the next month – it’s set to be a busy one so get booking.

Culture

Piccadilly Gets a Brand New Musical

London is filled to the brim with West End productions, but if you’re like us, you can never say no to a sparkly new one hitting town…especially when it’s in The Crazy Coqs’ unique intimate venue. The Crazy Coqs over the years has become home to the West End’s most up-and-coming performers alongside established stars all taking to the stage beneath Piccadilly Circus. Childhood friends and creative collaborators, Katie Lam and Alex Parker (the people behind amateur dramatics: A Musical Comedy, The Railway Children: A Musical and All Aboard), were given the task of creating a modern story for The Crazy Coqs. […]

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Openings & Launches

Salt Beef Bar, Mercer & Co, Opens

Monday; it’s a great day for a bit of salt beef don’t you think? Oh and look at that, today is the day that Mercer & Co opens, a new salt beef bar serving up salt beef bagels and sandwiches, washed down with cocktails. It’s the work of Alex Foley, Islington resident and the man behind The Chapel Bar – he’s used his knowledge of the area and his passion for food, to create a simple, independent café. There’ll be space for 20 inside and 16 outside with the interior made from recycled materials, with large wooden wicker lights and […]

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Reviews

Aviary Review: What We Thought

What: Part of the ETM Group, Aviary can be found on the 10th floor of The Montcalm Royal London House hotel in Finsbury Square, offering bird’s eye views of London. New? Aviary opened in December 2016 joining their sister restaurant Burdock who can be found on the ground floor of the hotel. Where? 10th Floor, The Montcalm Royal London House, 22-25 Finsbury Square, EC2A 1DX www.aviarylondon.com On the Menu: The menu is modern British with a big focus on the heritage of the meat. It’s all sourced from small farms in the UK so expect dishes like milk fed Cumbrian veal T-bone, […]

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Celebrities & Influencers

The Handbook Meets: GRIND Founder, David Abrahamovitch

With 10.4k Instagram followers, David Abrahamovitch is kind of a big deal in the London coffee scene but we’ll forgive you if the name doesn’t instantly ring a bell. CEO and Founder of the Grind coffee shops, David opened the first Grind at Old Street Roundabout with Kaz James back in 2011 and has since proved that a coffee shop can offer a whole lot more than just your morning caffeine fix. There are now 9 Grind’s across London and, thanks to a ridiculously successful crowdfunding campaign (they almost doubled their £750,000 target), this number is only going to increase. We meet the […]

Openings & Launches

Xavier Rousset Opens Comptoir Cafe & Wine Bar

Xavier Rousset is a man who knows about wine and knows what it takes to make a good restaurant. If you don’t recognise his name, chances are you’ll know where he’s worked. He co-founded the Michelin-starred, Texture in 2007; he was Head sommelier at the Michelin-starred Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and became the youngest Master Sommelier in the world and now he is set to open a sister café to the renowned Blandford Comptoir. Opening next month in North Mayfair, Comptoir Café & Wine, will bring together seasonal ingredients and produce from quality suppliers, to serve up the likes of eggs […]

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News

Dalston’s Roof Top Park Reopens

One of the best parts of summer surely has to be that initial joy you feel when you know London’s rooftops and terraces will be reopening soon. No longer will everyone be cramped inside – instead we’ll all be vying for space outside – but at least outside there are views of London. For those of you who frequent Dalston, or if you just love a good roof terrace, then you’ll be glad to hear that the Bootstrap Company is back for its 7th year and will be reopening in April for another season of live music, poetry, comedy, drinks, […]

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Reviews

Food Store: The Feel Good Deli

What? A feel good café deli and juice bar with an Italian twist. New? The Food Store Irving Street opened at the end of February 2017, this is the third branch of the Food Store. Where? Food Store Soho, 9a Irving Street, WC2H 7AT www.foodstorelondon.co.uk On The Menu: On the menu, you’ll find breakfast dishes such as French toast, smashed avocado on sourdough and eggs benedict. The Food Store serves up an extensive range of salads think Caesar and Thai carrot salad; at least three varieties of pizza al taglio alongside dishes such as aubergine parmigiana and chicken escalope. To quench […]

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