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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 […]

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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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Foodies Festival Christmas

One huge room filled with lots of stall holders means only one thing in our eyes; free tasters. The annual Foodies Festival is returning cloaked in red and sprinkled with snow, for the festive season and if walking around sampling chutneys, mince pies and Christmas cake sounds like an ideal way to spend a day then get yourself to Brick Lane’s Truman Brewery the weekend of 27th – 29th November. 150 award-winning artisan producers, gin masterclasses in the London Gin Theatre and demos by celebrity chefs make up the UK’s biggest food and drink festival. A champagne ski bar presents […]

News

9 of the Best Christmas Party Venues in East London

Need a quirky venue to match your quirky office? Gather your colleagues and head East. We have rounded up the best places in East London to host your Christmas party, from ping pong to private dining rooms to underground vaults, read on to get inspired.

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

9 of the Best Christmas Party Venues in East London

Need a quirky venue to match your quirky office? Gather your colleagues and head East. We have rounded up the best places in East London to host your Christmas party, from ping pong to private dining rooms to underground vaults, read on to get inspired. Beach Blanket Babylon Shoreditch What: Glamour in Shoreditch Why: With keywords like cosmopolitan and rustic on their website, Beach Blanket Babylon’s Shoreditch venue is a slightly naughtier sister to the main Notting Hill location. Private hire includes up to 800 guests, but smaller areas can cater to smaller groups in different ways. We particularly like […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Grotto Outré Christmas Pop-Up Returns

A pop-up only for adults? Yes please. Whilst we love pretending we are young, wild and free, clutching the giant bear we won at the hook-a-duck and nursing a hot chocolate, sometimes we need to act a little more our age and head somewhere we can really let our hair down. The place in question? Grotto Outré in Shoreditch. Back for 2015, this festive pop-up is bringing us crazy club nights permitting mid-week mischief – a totally different kind of young, wild and free. Meaning ‘unusual and shocking’, outré is a grotto like no other. On weeknights the ice kingdom […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Soho Ski Terrace Winter Rooftop

Soho Sky Terrace is swapping the ‘y’ for an ‘i’ and transforming into a Ski Terrace for Winter Overlooking the iconic black and white building of Liberty’s, the terrace has always been a destination for Soho drinking but now even more so – you can just about see the twinkly lights of Carnaby Street below and the lights on Regent Street hide just behind. The terrace itself has a vintage feel to it – retro ski posters adorn the walls and skis are propped up around the edge of the room. Snuggly fur and velvet throws on the sofas are […]

Reviews

Aladino’s Review – What We Thought

If, like me, Egyptian food is something you’ve never tried, think of it as a fusion of the best authentic Greek, Italian, Turkish and Lebanese foods, all delivered with the hearty passion that traditional family recipes bring with them. Open an Alexandrian restaurant in Kensington and you know it will be pretty slick. Crystal chandeliers hang in the main area of the restaurant and Egyptian music played gently in the background. At 7.30pm on a Friday we were surprised to be the only diners, but come 8pm the other diners rolled in. In the meantime we were, at one point, attended […]

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