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Seedlip Dry January Takeover

Oh January, that month full of promise. With our best intentions we head to the gym, clutching our green smoothies, but sooner or later, temptation wins – it’s an all too familiar cycle. Enter Seedlip, masters of distilled non-alcoholic spirits. They’ll be taking over The Bloomsbury Club Bar for three days in January, hosting a dry January event, keeping that temptation at bay. Guests will be treated to a dry January cocktail menu, which boasts drinks such as the Espreseedlip Martini, composed of Seedlip-infused coffee, almond milk, cocoa nibs and gomme syrup; and the signature Seedlip and Tonic, composed of […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

A NYC New Year’s Eve Comes to Brixton

The ball drop in New York’s Times Square is amongst the most iconic NYE countdowns. A romantic city, blanketed in snow, bringing the New Year in with a party you won’t forget, what more could you want? Well we can’t all be splashing the cash so instead, Big Apple Brixton have brought all that to you. Set atop a roof in the heart of Brixton, given it doesn’t rain, you may even forget you’re in London. With a 1970s theme, you’ll be transported to a historic time in New York – a time where a collapsing economy gave way to […]

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Panettone and Gelato at Vico

Think Christmas foods you think turkey, sprouts, mince pie, Christmas puddings – one of the best but perhaps one of the most underrated? The panettone. It’s sweet, it’s light, it tastes just like Christmas – it’s everything you could want. So, chef-owner Jacob Kenedy (VICO, Bocca di Lupo and Gelupo) is making the humble panettone the star attraction at Vico with his ‘Panettone, Gelato and Winter Warmer Bar’ – which you can also read as ‘Decadence overload, bring your eating pants’ because – trust us, this is one is pure comfort food. There are four puddings to choose from. Keep […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack Opens in Soho

Soho, it’s full of places where you can’t book and funnily only have a handful of covers. And it’s just got another- but before you roll your eyes and wearily add it to the list of places you’ll be queuing for, hear us out. It’s the second Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack and it’s going to be worth the wait. Taking inspiration from the British coast and nostalgic days at the seaside, the shack has been designed by Coriander Buildings (Riding House Café, Blixen) and features an open plan kitchen where you can see your food served directly from the charcoal […]

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Openings & Launches

Lockhouse Opens: A Balancing Act

You don’t need us to tell you that life is all about balance. About the splurging and the saving, the nights in and the nights out, the burgers and salads. That’s what is happening at Lockhouse, which opens tomorrow in Paddington. You’ll find it overlooking Grand Union Canal in Merchant’s Square. It’s big too with 180 covers throughout the bar, restaurant and mezzanine and a further 70 covers outside – might want to wait until it’s a bit warmer for that one though. It’ll mix vintage chic and distressed leather seating with a dramatic polished concrete bar and large open […]

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The Ultimate Guide to New Year’s Eve in London

2016 has been, if nothing else, eventful. A bit of a roller coaster one might say. Whether you’ve been at the top or the bottom of that roller coaster, there is only one thing for it, pick up a glass of Champagne, get your party hat on and say goodbye 2016, hello 2017…. Menus: Bronte  Bronte will be offering two sittings for their New Year’s Eve menu – one at 6pm which is ideal if you have children and one starting at 9pm which is just for the adults and is when the DJ will be taking to the decks. Dishes […]

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Aviary: The City’s Stylish New Rooftop

Whilst the definition of ‘aviary’ is a large cage or enclosure for keeping birds in, we’re thinking the link to feathered creatures at this new rooftop bar is the sweeping birds eye views you get of the city below. Taking over the tenth floor of the brand new Montcalm Royal London House Hotel, Aviary is a new drinking destination aimed at city workers, nestled in between Old Street and Liverpool Street. Russell Sage Studio (Bounce Old Street, Dishoom, Social Eating House) is behind the interiors, creating an eye-catching mix of rich purples, gold, orange and green with a central bar […]

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Homeslice’s New Year’s Day Slice & Spritz Party

New Years Day always tends to live in the shadow of New Years Eve. Perhaps for good reason though, since the majority of us are usually nursing debilitating hangovers… The start of 2017 doesn’t have to be this way! Homeslice, loved purveyors of those 20 inch pizzas, are running their Slice & Spritz Party at their Shoreditch branch on 1st January. Whereas normally only a few pizzas on their menu are available by the slice if there’s a flavour you fancy you’d have to go the whole hog, but not this time! Homeslice are beginning 2017 generously as all their pizzas […]

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Seasonal & Celebrations

9 Festive Date Ideas

No one really likes dates on Valentine’s Day, but when it comes to Christmas and festive dates, well that’s a whole other story. There’s ice skating, snuggling under blankets at outdoor cinemas, eating fondue and getting tipsy on mulled wine. Whether you’re taking your S.O, that person you just matched with on Tinder or just your best pals, here are 9 festive date ideas…

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

25 of the Most Festive Christmas Cocktails

The Christmas party season is here, it’s a continuous blur of mulled wine, Champagne, mince pies and chocolate. Break it up with a festive cocktail instead. From cocktails made with clotted cream, to decadent takes on mulled wine and glasses covered in snow, here are 25 Christmas cocktails to work through this December. See you on the other side for Dry January… Meatup Meatup in Wandsworth Town (home of The Handbook HQ) have seven winter cocktails to choose from, keep it safe with the mulled wine or go all out with the Peanutini: Absolut vodka, peanut butter, Mozart, milk and […]

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New Celebrity Mums & Dads

Celebrities get a lot of flack when pregnant, there’s months of denial and hiding any trace of a baby bump followed by the announcement and guesses over the baby daddy. Then finally breaking the news to the public and then of course speculation over which bizarre baby name they are going to inflict, Apple, Pilot or Destry? Here is our list of top celebrity mums and dads who embrace pregnancy in style. For a full roster of any celebrities full contact details, please click here or to sign up and get full contact details of any celebrities agent, manager and publicist please click here! […]

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Baked Camembert and Hot Cocktails at the Roof Gardens

Generally, there really aren’t many better things than a big wheel of molten cheese. Combine that wheel of cheese with sweeping views across London and you’ve got yourself a winner. Tuck into baked Camembert and Stinking Bishop on Babylon’s heated Winter Terrace and choose from a number of carefully selected wines – carefully selected to complement the cheeses. If you’ve been outside lately, you’ll know that you need all the warmth you can get so follow cheese/wine indulgence with more indulgence: a hot chocolate or hot cocktail. Or combine the two and spike your hot chocolate with your choice of liqueur. […]

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