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7 Of The Best Rooftop Hangouts

It’s not often that London folk get to enjoy the summer sunshine, so it’s crucial that we make the most of it while we can! The Handbook is a big fan of rooftop bars and hangouts in the summer period, as there’s just something innately cool about sipping cocktails atop a skyscraper. Plus, you’re closer to the sun thirteen floors up than you are on the ground, meaning you’ll tan way more quickly. Come on, it’s simple science! To help you pick the best rooftop spots to relax on, check out our guide to the 7 Best Rooftop Hangouts below…

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Sugar and Spice Afternoon Tea at W London

There is nothing better than afternoon tea, but we have to admit having tried so many (it’s a hard life) that we’re always on the look out for something a little different. So when we heard W London,  have created a stunning and indulgent South-East Asian afternoon tea we knew we had to tell you about it. The Spice Market London culinary team have created a quintessentially British tea with an exotic and playful twist. Serving an eclectic mixture of savoury, sweet, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, with the option of going gluten-free for all you health nuts out there, this […]

Openings & Launches

Suvlaki: Greek Street Food in Soho

So you know that we love to tell you about the best burgers, hotdogs and street food this city has to offer, well now we have a new fast street food for you to get stuck into this summer, in the form of Greek suvlaki and the opening of a new Athenian grill in Soho aptly named Suvlaki. If you aren’t up to date on your Greek cuisine then suvlaki is one of Greece’s most traditional dishes, it’s a grilled meat skewer either served plain or in a wrap or pitta -it’s rather like a kebab, but we’ve been told […]

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Mayfair Pizza Co. Review – What We Thought

What: Mayfair pizza restaurantWhere: 4 Lancashire Court, New Bond Street, London, W1S 1EY Why You Should Go There: If you want pizza for brunchFavourite Thing We Ate: The Full Italian – a full English breakfast presented on a pizza  Mayfair Pizza Co. is an attractive pizza restaurant tucked away on a pretty little Mews off New Bond Street. Located on the first floor above a bar and bistro below, it overlooks a quaint cobbled courtyard, with gorgeous ceiling-high windows flooding the dining room with natural light.  The Handbook went on a sunny summers afternoon to try their new pizza brunch menu, which offers […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

LIBRARY hosts Wonderland Culinary Adventure

LIBRARY’s new pop-up to celebrate their first birthday is indeed a unique experience. Located in the heart of theatre land, expect far more than a run-of-the-mill dining feast. St Martin’s Lane most elite private members club aims to attract tastemakers, entertainers and those who have an interest in education, cultural and humanitarian advancements in order to make this a sophisticated and inspiring event. Food on offer will come from Chloe Morris, famous for her Edible Stories that brought fairy tales to life with food, somewhat fitting for the culinary adventure that entails. Food includes pig and pepper, a white rabbit […]

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10 of London’s Best Open Air Cinemas

FACT: London is better in the summer and (dare we say it?) it looks like summer’s finally arrived! However, you don’t have to let the glorious sunshine get in the way of your favourite pastime – watching movies. Over the next few months, London’s best cinema seats are on rooftops, in parks and majestic courtyards, not in dingy multiplexes with sticky floors and Pic ‘N’ Mix that’s so over-priced it makes your eyes water. Check out our guide to London’s best open air cinemas:  Film4 Summer Screen What: Films in one of London’s most iconic settingsWhy: From cult to contemporary […]

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Tredwell’s Review- What We Thought

What: Modern London Eatery, part of the Marcus Wearing group.Where:  4a Upper St Martin’s Lane, Covent GardenWhy You Should Go There: Breakfast business meeting or brunch at the weekend before hitting the shopsFavourite Thing We Ate: Heirloom tomatoes & avocado on toasted sourdough with a side of perfect scrambled eggs.  Named after the butler in Agatha Christie’s novel ‘The Seven Dials Mystery’, Tredwell’s is located on one of the seven bustly roads that join together in the heart of Covent Garden. It’s hard to put into words how much I love breakfast, so it is no surprise how excited I was […]

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Tredwell’s Review- What We Thought

What: Modern London Eatery, part of the Marcus Wearing group.Where:  4a Upper St Martin’s Lane, Covent GardenWhy You Should Go There: Breakfast business meeting or brunch at the weekend before hitting the shopsFavourite Thing We Ate: Heirloom tomatoes & avocado on toasted sourdough with a side of perfect scrambled eggs.  Named after the butler in Agatha Christie’s novel ‘The Seven Dials Mystery’, Tredwell’s is located on one of the seven bustly roads that join together in the heart of Covent Garden. It’s hard to put into words how much I love breakfast, so it is no surprise how excited I was […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Cocktails in the City: Summer Edition

Having trouble choosing your drink-of-choice this summer? G&T at Mr. Fogg’s? Vodka at Harvey Nics? Champagne at the Ritz? The list is endless, but, fear no more.  Cocktails in the City is back and this time it’s the al fresco version. The pop up event taking place in July will be hitting London’s Bedford Square Gardens and gathers all of these bars and dozens more in one concise area making your life one choice easier. Surrounded by the beautiful and private Georgian gardens, the Bedford Square will transform itself to give guests the best of what London has to offer. Each […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Portrait Restaurant creates Audrey Hepburn Menu

With the much anticipated Audrey Hepburn exhibition launching at the National Portrait Gallery in July, we wonder, what more could we have to indulge our perpetual interest in the mystical and beautiful Hepburn? The answer lies in the Portrait Restaurant’s new menu inspired by her trips to London. Ciro’s Club was one of Hepburn’s favourite hotspots in London where she would eat, drink and perform long before her trip to Hollywood and stardom. To mark the 65th anniversary of her first trip to Ciro’s, the Portrait Restaurant have taken inspiration from her trips there and what she liked to order […]

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Pop-Up Picnic Bar Launches

The worst part of the summer? Being stuck in the office, with the air con on so cold you need at least two jumpers and a pair of gloves just to feel your fingers. So it’s no surprise that when it comes to lunch time, there is a rush to bask in the sun. If you work near the Grosvenor Square, then we have just the thing, as London Marriott Grosvenor Square Hotel is launching a quintessentially British pop-up picnic bar as part of Summer in the Square. Recline on a deck chair, soak up the sun and enjoy the food […]

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Top 5 London Ice Cream Parlours

When it comes to ice cream we never need a reason but in the summer sunshine it’s pretty much mandatory. And since we’re only likely to get a handful more truly sweltering days before autumn, only the very best ice cream out there will do. Here are our top five London ice cream parlours: Gelupo What: The finest gelato this side of the AlpsWhere: 7 Archer St, Soho W1D 7AUWhy: A seasonal gelato-and-sorbet menu typically features mouth-watering creations like Amaretto & Apricot, Ricotta Coffee & Honey, and the frankly amazing-sounding Salted Caramel & Pecan. Often rated as serving the best […]

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