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6 of the Most Festive London Ice Rinks

Winter isn’t Winter until you’ve layered up 3 pairs of socks, dug out your novelty pom pom beanie and glided onto the rink. If you agree with us that ice skating in London is an essential part of the run-up to Christmas then read on to see our pick of the 6 most festive ice rinks.

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Vanilla Black Cookery Day School

If you’re vegetarian in most restaurants you’d be lucky to have half the number of dishes to choose from that carnivores do – bonus points if mushroom risotto doesn’t appear. Whilst we love a good steak and on a winter’s night a beef casserole is very hard to beat, we also think that vegetables should be more than just a side portion and (sometimes) deserve to be the star of the show.  Say hello to Vanilla Black’s Cookery Day School that can make anyone feel like Jamie or Nigella after a couple of hours. Put on by Icetank Kitchen who […]

Celeb News

The Highest Paid Celebrities

After a spot of research and an awful lot of considering whether any of us have the talent to follow in the footsteps of those below (we don’t, by the way), The Handbook team have compiled a list of the richest celebrities of 2015. Interested in more Celebrities? Click here to access our full celebrity database! Floyd Mayweather – $300 million Thanks to one of the highest profile boxing matches of all time Mayweather tops the list of this years highest earners, bringing home a cool $300,000,000 after beating Manny Pacquiao. Not one to hide his wealth, Mayweather’s instagram shows […]

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Reviews

Terroirs Review – What We Thought

Going out to eat around the Strand can be a bit of a minefield; it’s a task to find somewhere genuinely good and all too easy to find somewhere that preys on people who aren’t sure where to look, so they whack up the prices and cut out the quality. Then the inevitable happens and you play it safe in somewhere like Prezzo feeling rather miffed. So don’t eat on the Strand, go back a street to Terroirs, a French bar and wine shop sitting unassumingly on William IV Street. Having opened in 2008 Terroir’s takes its inspiration from the […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Mr Fogg’s at Winter Wonderland

If you’ve not yet made it to Mr Fogg’s Residence or the new Mr Fogg’s Tavern on St Martin’s Lane then don’t worry, they are coming to you. OK not exactly to you, but chances are you are one of the 2.5 million people heading to Hyde Park over the next few weeks for Winter Wonderland. If so, Mr Fogg will be waiting for you there. Since it’s first year in 2007, Winter Wonderland has come to epitomise Christmas in London so it seems the perfect place for quintessentially British bar Mr Fogg’s to settle in too. In a festive […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Bardou Express Blow Dry Bar Launches

Bardou Express Blow Dry Bar has recently launched their London pop-up located in the exclusive neighbourhood of Kensington where they specialise in blow dries. We just hosted our annual Christmas party and obviously wanted to look our finest as we downed copious amounts of alcohol in celebration of the festive season so turned to Bardou for some much needed coiffing. We had meticulously picked out our outfits and done our best with our make-up but when it comes to hair, and doing something other than straightening or harassing with curlers, we were pretty clueless – luckily the girls at Bardou […]

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Celeb News

Most Charitable Celebrities

Celebrities not only give their talents to the world, but their time and generosity too. The Handbook’s Guide to the Top Most Charitable Celebrities is ideal for those hosting a charity event or fundraiser and wanting a star philanthropist to attend. 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! If you want to check if any of these celebrities are in town this week, or want to follow in their footsteps and check out some great celebrity events, […]

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Openings & Launches

2nd Kanada Ya Opens

Ramen restaurant, Kanada Ya are back with the opening of their second site on the 30th November. Following on from their first restaurant on St Giles High Street, this one will be on Panton Street. Open for lunch and dinner, they’ll be serving up their signature ramen which consists of noodles, tonkotsu broth, wood ear fungus mushroom (which we’re sure is much tastier than it sounds), chashu pork belly, sheets of nori and finely sliced onion. Alongside this there will be new additions to the menu such as chicken karaage and korokke and an extended drinks menu of bottled cocktails, […]

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Reviews

Frontier Room Review – What We Thought

Behind a curtain, nestled at the back of BBQ joint Q Grill is Frontier Room. While the two may be attached, the latter is a stark contrast to the light and buzzing atmosphere of the Camden restaurant. When the curtain is pulled back the restaurant is transformed into a dimly lit space which could easily be mistaken for a speakeasy. Light fixtures on the walls and candles on the table are the only substantial illumination in the room giving a very warm, comfortable atmosphere while providing enough light to easily read menus, converse and avoid banging into tables. Hidden behind […]

Reviews

Frontier Room Review – What We Thought

Behind a curtain, nestled at the back of BBQ joint Q Grill is Frontier Room. While the two may be attached, the latter is a stark contrast to the light and buzzing atmosphere of the Camden restaurant. When the curtain is pulled back the restaurant is transformed into a dimly lit space which could easily be mistaken for a speakeasy. Light fixtures on the walls and candles on the table are the only substantial illumination in the room giving a very warm, comfortable atmosphere while providing enough light to easily read menus, converse and avoid banging into tables. Hidden behind […]

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