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6 of the Best Late Night Drinking Spots

Sometimes, a night just isn’t over ‘til it’s over. Sometimes all you want to do is stay out all night, just one more song, one more drink and then next thing you know you’re welcoming in the dawn and then wearily trudge home to sleep it off during the day.  And when that happens you need to visit one of these bars: 

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Rugby World Cup Inspired Menu

Did you know there is soon to be a major sporting event in London? You might have heard of this tournament happening in Twickenham, nothing too big, just the Rugby World Cup. Of course you’ve heard. To celebrate the Rib Room Bar & Restaurant at Jumeirah Carlton Tower is celebrating with a rugby inspired menu which you must try, we’ve started off subtly with the puns. Head Chef, Ian Rudge has sourced ingredients from around the world to create dishes for England, Ireland, France, Scotland, Wales, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand. If you want to tackle all of the menu […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Acoustic Sunday Circus

Think back to when you were 13 and wanted to go to the local circus with your mates, because that’s where all the cool kids were going. Your Mum probably told you to be careful and not to run away and join the circus as part of some insane motorbikes-over-people’s heads act. Well, here at The Handbook, we’re not exactly ones for listening to our mothers, so we suggest you lose all your inhibitions and join the fun of this modern day London circus! Acoustic Sunday has teamed up with Sunday Circus to bring you an absurd afternoon of fatuous […]

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Following the success of their annual, sell-out summer event, FriendsFest, Comedy Central UK is returning, in partnership with The Luna Cinema, to launch FriendsFestive, an event celebrating all the best seasonal moments from the world’s favourite TV show, Friends.

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Openings & Launches

Wright Brothers Opens in West London

‘He was a very valiant man who first adventured on eating of oysters’ wrote historian Thomas Fuller back in the 1600s and perhaps he was but they soon grew in popularity and whilst we might think now that oysters are something of a delicacy, back in the day (we’re talking Victorian times) native oysters were a staple of London’s food scene, being sold and eaten on the streets. Now we have the Wright Brothers who are getting us to all eat oysters again and not be afraid of the slippery little crustaceans; following on from their three restaurants in London […]

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

6 Of The Best Gentleman’s Afternoon Teas

Afternoon tea used to be the domain of upper class women in fancy jackets and pearl necklaces, but the world has moved on and now this British tradition is enjoyed by all. One thing that has pretty much stayed the same however, is that afternoon tea tends to be a bit…well, girly. Fear not though male tea-drinkers, as The Handbook has compiled a guide to 6 Of The Best Gentleman’s Afternoon Teas In London…check it out below!

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Homeslice: 20″ Pizza

What: Impressive pizza in Neal’s YardWhere: Neal’s Yard Covent GardenWhy You Should Go There: If you want a pizza eating challenge Favourite Thing We Ate: Anchovy, caramelised onion and olive pizza  Back in 2013, three men with a love of pizza, opened Homeslice in Neal’s Yard with the aim to feed hungry Londoners wood-fired pizza like no other.  Now in 2015 they are about to open their second venue in Fitzrovia and with a two-hour wait when we got there (and yes people were prepared to wait that long) it’s a sign that they are serving up darn good pizza. The signature pizzas […]

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Homeslice: 20″ Pizza

What: Impressive pizza in Neal’s YardWhere: Neal’s Yard Covent GardenWhy You Should Go There: If you want a pizza eating challenge Favourite Thing We Ate: Anchovy, caramelised onion and olive pizza  Back in 2013, three men with a love of pizza, opened Homeslice in Neal’s Yard with the aim to feed hungry Londoners wood-fired pizza like no other.  Now in 2015 they are about to open their second venue in Fitzrovia and with a two-hour wait when we got there (and yes people were prepared to wait that long) it’s a sign that they are serving up darn good pizza. The signature pizzas […]

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Openings & Launches

Brass Rail Relaunches

Birthday celebrations are in order for Brass Rail, Selfridges’ iconic salt beef bar which turns 50 this month, yup the big five zero.  And in typical 50s fashion it is updating its look, giving itself a makeover, this however is no mid-life crisis. To start with they’ve launched their first breakfast menu, which features the likes of crisp salt beef potato hash and the Bialy Roll – pulled hot salt beef with melted Swiss cheese, what a way to start the day. Of course you’ll need coffee to go with that so it’s just as well that Brass Rail now […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Sunday Movie Club

Whilst we don’t want to say goodbye to our rather non-existent summer, (we’re still holding out for last minute heatwave) we can’t deny that we aren’t looking forward to autumn; the crisp mornings, the chance to wear our coats again, the absence of the sticky sweat that coats all Londoners permanently during summer and the fact that it’s acceptable to spend evenings in watching films. Sunborn London the super yacht hotel, moored in Royal Victoria Dock is celebrating this by launching its Sunday Movie Club in the auditorium found in the bow of the yacht. Running on the first Sunday […]

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Dawaat review – what we thought

They say you can’t see tears in the rain which is all the more fitting as I sob away my lost summer that has been stolen from me in the form of bad weather. Glorious picnics in the sun and rooftop yoga dreams have been dashed but all is not lost as there are still plenty of fun things to do indoors. Comfort eating namely, and what else better to banish the blues than with a good curry? The Strand Palace, amongst its multiple restaurant and bars, is the proud home to Dawaat, a delightful Indian restaurant. Whilst Martin Lynch […]

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Noir Cocktail Bar- What We Thought

Who doesn’t love cocktails? Choosing a delicious combination of flavours, watching and waiting for them to be blended into a masterpiece for you and your friends to sample. Team that up with long summer evenings, and you’re on to a winner. As we stepped inside the black doors of Noir, passed the ‘friendly but don’t mess with me’ guy on the door I noticed the sharp black leather and gold interior. The bar felt dark and intriguing, just like the 40’s film genre it shared its name with. The staff immediately looked after us and I could tell we were […]

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Reviews

Noir Cocktail Bar- What We Thought

Who doesn’t love cocktails? Choosing a delicious combination of flavours, watching and waiting for them to be blended into a masterpiece for you and your friends to sample. Team that up with long summer evenings, and you’re on to a winner. As we stepped inside the black doors of Noir, passed the ‘friendly but don’t mess with me’ guy on the door I noticed the sharp black leather and gold interior. The bar felt dark and intriguing, just like the 40’s film genre it shared its name with. The staff immediately looked after us and I could tell we were […]

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