What to do This Weekend

We’re Going Wild For These Weekend Plans…

You're probably still recovering from the bank holiday and planning a weekend wrapped up in a duvet with Stranger Things, Schitt's Creek or the likes playing out in the background. But, if you do still have a tinge of energy in you to celebrate the start of September then we've got you. Meatopia brings its prime cuts and party vibes to Tobacco Dock, plus London's first ever brunch festival has arrived... that'll sort any one week hangover! Without further ado, here are some of the best things happening this weekend...


The Raw Food Restaurant That Should Be On Your Radar

On a balmy summer night I made my way to Victoria to try a menu that wouldn’t normally be my bag. Yet, after once trying a tarantula cocktail at Sea Container’s Dandelion bar, it’s fair to say I’m typically forthright when it comes to food and drink. That’s not to say this menu was of a nature as eccentric and otherworldly as my cocktail escapade, but rather it was a 100% vegetarian menu, of which I’m not used to trying. If you’ve never heard of the M Restaurant family then I’ll eat my hat (if I have room post-meal). The […]

Openings and News

Baking News: Famed French Pastry Chef To Open First London Bakery

Paris’ premier pastry chef, Yann Couvreur, really is on a roll… He’s been making his presence known in France for a number of years, having previously opened up three wildly successful patisseries in his home city, and now he’s popped across to London to show us what all the fuss is about! His planned residency is at Claridge’s Hotel in the heart of Mayfair, where he will be situated between the 4th and 11th of September. We hope you’re hungry as he’ll be bringing his eclairs, tarts, and Paris Brest with him from France and Couvreur’s culinary creations are as aesthetically pleasing as […]

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All You Knead To Know About The Great British Bake Off Return

On your marks, get set… Let’s get baking! There’s nothing quite more British than enjoying a slice of cake and a cuppa while watching the Great British Bake Off. And, oh my, are we glad to be spending the next ten weeks engulfed in the wonderful world of baking! After all, who doesn’t love a bit of British baking banter? That’s right, the Great British Bake Off 2019 graced our screens, buns and all, with the first instalment on Tuesday, airing on Channel 4. (Here, in The Handbook office, we’ve already got a sweepstake going for who we want to […]

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5 Of Ibiza’s Craziest Closing Shows

Party season is almost over and where best to live out the last few days of the smouldering summer sun than the biggest party island in the world; Ibiza. As with all epic party seasons, Ibiza’s is gradually coming to an end. So on this grey London morning, we’re travelling to Ibiza, sangria in hand, deciding which Ibiza closing show we’d happily swan off to given the chance… Let’s get this party started! Ibiza Rocks Hotel The closing party that’s bound to rock your socks off is Ibiza Rocks. Probably the most well known party hotel of them all, Ibiza […]

Celebrities & Influencers

Ella Eyres Who She’d Snog, Marry & Avoid…

It was the peak of summer when I jumped on a train to Brentford, (which very nearly became Brentwood as I couldn’t stop getting the two confused). My more specific destination was a star-studded summer garden party, as you do, at EcoWorld, which sounds just as futuristic as it was. Greeted by hair swishes, espresso martinis and artificial grass I made my way, nervous-Champagne in hand, to meet superstar extraordinaire Ella Eyre, voice behind pop hand-raisers Just Got Paid, Answerphone and Love Island banger, I Came Here For Love. Ella, a BRIT award-winning artist might I add, had brought her […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

How Do You Fancy The Sound Of A Neon Naked Life Drawing Class?

I feel like I start the majority of my articles here saying “well, I’ve seen it all now…” but honestly after this I think I might’ve! Neon naked life drawings are coming to London, doing just what they say on the tin. Life drawing is definitely something we all want to have a whack at but we’re too scared of getting out our unmentionables! But, this neon malarky totally gives you an excuse to bare all, because you’ll be covered in paint (ish)! So, what’s all the fuss about? Well, the Queen of Hoxton has decided to spice things up […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Nice Buns! Where To Celebrate National Burger Day

You've been counting down the days, we're sure... It's *drumroll* NATIONAL BURGER DAY TODAY!! Yes, another dubious 'national day', but a reason to eat burgers...

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Things to do Outdoors

The Mane Event: Where To Go For Horse Riding In London

Saddle up, we're going riding! Thought that horse riding was something that only happens in the countryside? Think again...

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