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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 […]

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Get Your Skates on at the Tower of London

Another day, another ice rink. This time it’s a classic, at one of London’s most iconic landmarks – the Tower of London. Open 7 days a week from 10am, the rink is located in the dry moat, where the famous sea of poppies lay last year. As with any physical activity we do in the freezing outdoors, warming refreshments post-skate are as important as the actual skating. Luckily for us, the Tower of London has us covered. Food is from gourmet pie shop The Pie Man on Chelsea Green, who understand that this is no time for fancy menus, just […]

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Top 8 Indian restaurants in London

The days of eating a curry in an a place that also serves chips are well and truly over as high-end Indian restaurants are popping up all over London to accommodate the demand for them. Whether you are already a fan of Indian cuisine of looking to have your first taste, we have found the top 8 Indian restaurants in London for you.

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Top 8 Indian restaurants in London

The days of eating a curry in an a place that also serves chips are well and truly over as high-end Indian restaurants are popping up all over London to accommodate the demand for them. Whether you are already a fan of Indian cuisine of looking to have your first taste, we have found the top 8 Indian restaurants in London for you.

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London’s Cosiest Winter Pop-Ups

The dreary, dark days are really setting in now, so what better way to lift spirits than a welcoming, warm winter pop-up offering something fun, festive and usually booze filled (The Handbook reminds you to drink responsibly…). Here’s our guide to the best for 2015:

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London’s Cosiest Winter Pop-Ups

The dreary, dark days are really setting in now, so what better way to lift spirits than a welcoming, warm winter pop-up offering something fun, festive and usually booze filled (The Handbook reminds you to drink responsibly…). Here’s our guide to the best for 2015:

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Openings & Launches

Nightjar Opens Oriole

Having consistently been ranked in the top three bars in the world since 2012, the guys over at Nightjar certainly know a thing or two about cocktails and now five years after it opened they open their second bar, Oriole today. Opening below Smithfield Market, the bar will focus on the four corners of the world, combining the glamour of an old-school nightclub with swing, jazz and blues performances. Whether you’re sat in one of the luxurious leather booths or perched at the bar on a high stool watching the mixologists there will always be something to catch your attention. […]

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DF Mexico Review – What We Thought

Put simply, DF Mexico is great fun. The atmosphere is buzzing, the food and drink is delightful, the décor is exciting and the staff are lovely. As soon as we stepped foot in DF Mexico’s Tottenham Court Road branch, we were struck by its kooky design and eye-catching décor. Laid out like an old-fashioned diner – complete with stainless steel chairs, vibrantly coloured benches and vintage, illuminated signs – the walls of the restaurant are covered in striking ornaments and paintings, many of which, it turns out, were produced exclusively for DF by Latin American artists! This contrast between the […]

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Reviews

DF Mexico Review – What We Thought

Put simply, DF Mexico is great fun. The atmosphere is buzzing, the food and drink is delightful, the décor is exciting and the staff are lovely. As soon as we stepped foot in DF Mexico’s Tottenham Court Road branch, we were struck by its kooky design and eye-catching décor. Laid out like an old-fashioned diner – complete with stainless steel chairs, vibrantly coloured benches and vintage, illuminated signs – the walls of the restaurant are covered in striking ornaments and paintings, many of which, it turns out, were produced exclusively for DF by Latin American artists! This contrast between the […]

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10 of the Best Christmas Party Venues in South London

Our latest installment of venue ideas in which to host your Christmas party, this time we are crossing the river and heading South. Known for its yummy mummies, trendy neighbourhoods and constantly described as ‘up and coming’, we think it can rival more central more locations for a Christmas bash to remember. Whether you fancy dining amongst works of art, up 100ft above the streets or in an old tanning warehouse, read on to see our pick of 10 of the best Christmas party venues in South London.

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Grand Ganton Hotel at Cirque le Soir

Famously debaucherous, Cirque le Soir have been inspired by the exacting standards of Monsieur Gustave H (Grand Budapest Hotel) and the not-so exacting standards of Basil Fawlty (of Fawlty Towers). We never thought we’d find Basil and Gustave in the same room but we should have known that with these guys, and Cirque le Soir, nothing is ever that surprising. Fabulous and freaky, Cirque le Soir is the favourite haunt of celebs seeking fun and naughtiness, glamour and chaos. A ‘standard’ night at this Soho club promises fire eaters, burlesque, snake charmers, clowns and strippers dressed as babies, as well […]

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8 of the Best Midweek Bars & Clubs

Let’s set the scene. It’s a Wednesday night. You’ve been out for dinner with your mates and shared a few bottles of wine. You know you’ve got work in the morning but, rather than go home to bed like a sensible person, you find yourself agreeing to stay out for ‘just one more’. Then, before you know it, it’s 3am, you’ve polished off an unknown number of rum and cokes and you’re on a packed night bus, holding a Big Mac and dreading the moment when your alarm goes off in less than 4hours time. Outside London, such weeknight drinking […]

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