Things to do Outdoors

5 Of The UK’s Best Foraging Courses For Mushroom Season

Tis the season to be foraging… It’s mushroom season baby, and as you’re a fungi why not get the most out of the season by foraging for your supper? Foraging has become increasingly more popular in recent years now that we’re looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint and live more sustainably, but it’s incredibly important it’s done safely and to know what to be looking out for. We’ve picked out five of the UK’s best wild food foraging courses, because after all, there not mushroom for these puns any longer… Foraging With Robin Harford We can’t be-leaf we’ve […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

21 Seriously Cool Starters We Can’t Get Enough Of

Personally, I’m definitely a starter kinda gal. If I had to pick between getting a starter or a dessert, I’d be nibbling my way through the starter selection without a shadow of doubt. Luckily for us Londoner’s, the city is adorned with some of the world’s finest eateries, which means there’s an array of starters just waiting to be feasted on. As always, we’ve selected only the very best of London’s foodie scene, handpicking our favourite starters across the board. Let’s get ready to crumble… The Franklin Restaurant South Kensington (0.4 miles) Locked in the heart of Egerton Gardens, you’ll find […]


The Moreish Moroccan Afternoon Tea We Want More Of

Momo, the Berber restaurant on Heddon Street Mayfair, is 22 years old and has been overhauled and relaunched to mark the special occasion. The decor has been refreshed and has largely the same Marrakesh/enchanted souk feeling to the restaurant.  Upon first look, you’ll spot a beautiful hand-painted dome, Art Deco sofas, illuminated palm trees both real and copper making you feel like you’ve been transported to Morocco… or so we wish! With the man behind Sketch, Mourad Mazouz, still at the helm it seems that the restaurant has weathered a storm: from starting off as one of the hottest celeb […]

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Kindred, West London’s most exciting members’ space, has teamed up with The Handbook to exclusively offer one lucky winner a complimentary brunch + guest and a three-month membership, which includes: Two floors of co-working space including The Library for quiet working, lounge space for meetings, phone booth for private calls, and a members bar to order food and drink Targeted introductions and weekly members networking to grow your business Weekly events such as Monday morning Coffee Club, meditation on Tuesdays, 60 seconds networking Wednesdays, and river walks on a Thursday Opportunity to showcase your work in their newsletter to 2k+ […]

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Openings & Launches

The World’s First Zero Waste Restaurant Arrives In London

Everyday we’re shown images of the crumbling environment, whether it’s footage of the Amazon rainforest in flames, or photographs oil spillages destroying the jet-blue ocean we’ve grown to know and love. The environment is a glorious place, and it’s in dire need of protecting from such catastrophes. It does seem, however, people are eager to do their bit to help, from replacing plastic straws with pasta and paper, or cutting back on their plastic intake. One restaurant soaring to go the extra step is SILO, the world’s very first zero waste restaurant. Doug McMaster, the mastermind behind the zero waste […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Lettuce Celebrate Our Five Favourite Food Apps

Take it from us, trying to pick a restaurant for a casual meal with pals is a total nightmare. Especially when you have your finger on the restaurant pulse which, at The Handbook, we’d like to think we do! So, for foodies intent on getting the best experience (and the best snaps for the Gram) we’ve delved into the technological in order to pluck out some apps that might help us out.


What Happens When We Peru-se Mayfair’s Hottest Peruvian Restaurant

There’s something rather magical about Mayfair. Whether it’s the high-flyers dining out in their finest attire, heels in tow, or celebs snapping an Insta over in one of Annabel’s famous powder rooms, it’s an area of the city brimming with flamboyant eateries, eccentric bars, and nonstop nightlife. This also means the competition is high, and every eatery has to constantly be on top of their game in order to keep attracting the crowds. One place that seems to effortlessly sweep in the top dogs is Peruvian restauranteurs, COYA. Despite being nestled in the heart of Mayfair, just a skip away […]

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Hop In The Rolls Royce, This Is The Ultimate Posho Takeaway

Posher than Spencer Matthews eating truffle foraged by a swan: Burger & Lobster just launched spicy lobster nuggets, and they're properly posh...

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

To Tell You The Truth, We’re Loving London’s New Honesty Bar…

When close pals Charlotte, Claudia and Leeston met, they probably didn’t envisage the opening of an honesty bar years later, to tell you the truth… However, open one they did! Welcome The Vinery, a ‘Berliner’ style take on a classic London wine bar! Opening in September the bar plans on pushing your loyalty to the test, as the city’s first ever honest wine bar. Is your vino Bianco a little on the warm side? You decide the price! It’s the perfect spot to head if you’re fed up of  London’s, at times, extortionate prices because patrons pay exactly what they want […]

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Sea For Yourself! The London Aquarium Opening By Night This Autumn

Whale, whale, whale, what do we have here? Sorry. Where was I? Ah, yes. London’s SEA LIFE is groovin’ things up for autumn, replacing boring old nights in eating soup with old episodes of Midsummer Murders playing in the background (gosh, that sounds awful), with the opportunity to dip beneath the surface, as it were. Aquariums can be a total mare, right? Often, they’re littered with hoards of kids on school trips, all pressing their faces up against the glass… poor fish. But, the SEA LIFE lates will be adult-only, hurrah, and if you can think of anything better than […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Grub Your Ticket To London’s First Brunch Festival

We may have just waved goodbye to our last bank holiday for a while (sobs), but that doesn’t mean we have to kiss goodbye to the beloved brunch! If you didn’t get a chance to indulge in the millennial weekend staple last weekend, fear not! This weekend, we’re saying bye-bye to brunch FOMO, and hello to London’s first brunch festival! We’re so egg-cited London Brunch Fest is returning for a second year, shining light on some of London’s star brunch eateries. From 31st August to 1st September, The Old Truman Brewery will be transformed into a brunch heaven, and you’re invited! If you […]

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What to do This Weekend

30 Flippin’ Fantastic Bank Holiday Plans

If you suffer strongly from FOMO then I suggest you look away now, as there’s SO much going on this August bank holiday.

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Where To Stay In… Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire. A land of raucous animals causing havoc in Woburn, extravagantly gold-dusted manor houses, and it’s the old stomping ground of five-time Formula One champion, Lewis Hamilton. Rich with rolling fields, quaint villages, oh, and you might spot a roaring lion roaming around… So if you’re looking for a quick countryside getaway, we’ve clubbed together a few of Bedfordshire’s very best hotels, happy travels! Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa Sparkling chandeliers, elegant lounges, and royal-esque ambience fills the air at Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf and Spa. Lying on the border of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, floral formal gardens greet guests as they […]

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