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8 Places to Celebrate Game Season

Apart from our huge population of pigeons being in London means we don’t tend to see many birds let alone grouse or pheasants. Whilst our country counterparts might laugh at our lack of nature, it doesn’t mean we can’t join them to celebrate the start of the game season. As we move into autumn it’s time to ditch the salads and get stuck into pheasant stews, grouse pie and believe it or not squirrel. It’s time to bring your A game to these 8 places: 

Openings & Launches

The Laslett Hotel Opens in Notting Hill

We all have one of those friends who give us house envy. Everything looks as if it is from Etsy or Pinterest, every corner could be on Instagram. Whilst they manage to make their car boot, charity shop find look like a valuable antique, we make it look like we’re hoarders of junk. Well now rather than trying to move into your friend’s house you can just stay at the Laslett Hotel opening in Notting Hill today. Part of the Living Rooms collection, the hotel is named after Rhaune Laslett, a local community activist and organiser of Notting Hill Festival […]

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7 Best Underwater Hangouts

Something London does and does well, is rooftop bars and dining, what it doesn’t do so well is underwater dining, well you’re not exactly going to see anything in the Thames are you? Unless of course rubbish floats your boat. So we’ve teamed up with Urbanologie to bring you the best international underwater hangouts. Get your passports and scuba gear at the ready: 

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Travel

7 Best Underwater Hangouts

Something London does and does well, is rooftop bars and dining, what it doesn’t do so well is underwater dining, well you’re not exactly going to see anything in the Thames are you? Unless of course rubbish floats your boat. So we’ve teamed up with Urbanologie to bring you the best international underwater hangouts. Get your passports and scuba gear at the ready:

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Hotels

8 of the Best Hotel Spas

We’re half way through August, so we’re sorry to say that unfortunately most of us will have skin that’s slightly frazzled from the sun, pedicures in need of a serious update and sad, fading tans… And that’s just the physical damage – our emotional well-being is a sorry state of affairs too; stressed that it’ll be Christmas before we know it and downtrodden that we’ll soon be waking up and leaving the office in darkness. Which is why we need to book in that much-needed trip to the spa – whether we’re after a top up on the tan, a […]

Openings & Launches

2nd DF Mexico to Open

A year ago, the team behind Wahaca launched DF Mexico, a modern Mexican diner which was inspired by their travels state side and below the border. It started out as an experiment in Shoreditch (thanks guys for being the guinea pigs) and they obviously made a good impression because next month they are heading west to open their second site on Tottenham Court Road. The 130 cover restaurant’s menu will feature all boldness of America whilst still retaining the spiciness and more delicate flavours of Mexico. Dishes will include the likes of the NYC Torta, a Mexican sandwich served up […]

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Reviews

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Review – What We Thought

When Mews of Mayfair invited The Handbook to their special Mad Hatter’s Tea Party celebration of Lewis Carroll’s famous fairytale, we were slightly apprehensive as to what to expect…just how mad would this tea party be? Mews of Mayfair is a tricky spot to find if you haven’t got the help of the brilliant city mapper app, but after walking around for a good 10 minutes, we were met by a kind waiter who wished us on our way as we towered up the steps. We waited with baited breath to see what was behind the wooden doors at the […]

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Reviews

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Review – What We Thought

When Mews of Mayfair invited The Handbook to their special Mad Hatter’s Tea Party celebration of Lewis Carroll’s famous fairytale, we were slightly apprehensive as to what to expect…just how mad would this tea party be? Mews of Mayfair is a tricky spot to find if you haven’t got the help of the brilliant city mapper app, but after walking around for a good 10 minutes, we were met by a kind waiter who wished us on our way as we towered up the steps. We waited with baited breath to see what was behind the wooden doors at the […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Rivington Grill’s Gin Bop

What better way to celebrate last few summer days than with a night of gin? All summer Rivington have been championing gin with their Beefeater Summer Terrace but Friday 21st August sees the return of Gin Bop, a pop up celebration of the nation’s favourite drink – because it seems like our love affair with gin is not over set to end any time soon. Five pop up bars by Sipsmith, Beefeater, The Botanist, Bathtub and Bombay Sapphire will host guest bartenders showing off their skills. Each brand will be serving their own take on the classic gin and tonic […]

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Oxo Tower’s Cloudy Bay Terrace

The weather might be rather indecisive at the moment, which means you need to make the most of that sunshine when it is shining and soak up the vitamin D because you never know when it might disappear. The best way to do this we think is al fresco eating – bringing two of our favourites together, food and sun.  If you haven’t been yet then the Cloudy Bay Terrace at the Oxo Tower is running throughout August and September. Then terrace features elements of the Cloudy Bay’s award winning garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year including […]

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