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8 global festivals not to be missed

Spring has sprung and we are tentatively beginning to swap our oversized sweaters and bobble hats for the shortest of shorts (lads included) to celebrate the beginning of the summer party season. After months of hibernating, our bank accounts are full (in theory) and we are looking to leave our dwellings to bask in the summer sun. The days are longer and the parties are better so let’s make the fun last as long as possible with days of frolicking in the best global festivals 2015 the world has to offer! Lovebox What: The carnival has come to town and it’s […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Chapters From Bourne And Hollingsworth

We do love a good glass of Champagne on a night out. But copious amounts of alcohol doesn’t come without its problems – excessive calorie intake and memory loss to name a few. We do realise we’re not getting any younger and we like to keep all the knowledge we have curtailed over the years.  Bourne and Hollingsworth have come up with the perfect solution for this as they are introducing a series of new summer events labelled the B&H Handbook.   Fear not folks, this is not an actual book but it is a series informal and interactive sessions which involve a spirit, drink or […]

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5 Places Not To Be Missed In Victoria Park

Victoria Park and its surrounding streets, just north of Mile End, is a delightful haunt and not just if you’re budding hipster who cycles a fixed gear and has facial hair to rival that of Brian Blessed. With its cute coffee bars, lively pubs and sparky, East End charm, it’s one of London’s hidden gems. Have a gander at our guide to the best places to eat, drink and chill here. Best Place for Breakfast: Zealand Road Coffee  What: East London’s answer to Central PerkWhy: This gorgeous café on Roman Road offers some of the best homemade grub we’ve ever […]

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5 Places Not To Be Missed In Victoria Park

Victoria Park and its surrounding streets, just north of Mile End, is a delightful haunt and not just if you’re budding hipster who cycles a fixed gear and has facial hair to rival that of Brian Blessed. With its cute coffee bars, lively pubs and sparky, East End charm, it’s one of London’s hidden gems. Have a gander at our guide to the best places to eat, drink and chill here. Best Place for Breakfast: Zealand Road Coffee  What: East London’s answer to Central PerkWhy: This gorgeous café on Roman Road offers some of the best homemade grub we’ve ever […]

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Openings & Launches

Vietnamese Street Food Store Opens

Back in 2012 Paul Hopper travelled across Vietnam trying out the different cuisines and flavours found across the country, fast forward three years and the ex-city worker is about to launch HOP an express Vietnamese street food service. Situated in Square Mile, HOP, will employ the Vietnam concept of ‘Com Binh Dan’ which if you aren’t sure, means ‘working people food’, it’s going to be fast, fresh and the perfect pit stop in your busy working day.  For those who didn’t know, hop is the Vietnamese word for box (no, it isn’t a shortened version of Paul’s surname, although it […]

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The Terrace At Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel Review

What: The Terrace at Jumeirah Lowndes HotelWhere: BelgraviaWhy you should go there: For a relaxing afternoonFavourite thing we ate: The sirloin steak We all like BBQ’s but the worst thing is that is that you actually have to cook it yourself. There’s always the possibility of letting someone else do it but that never works out either. Mainly because our grilled chicken wings don’t look like the promise of Instagram and if you hand it over to the males they don’t look like the promise of Zac Efron and his juicy steak in Neighbours. Reality hurts. That’s why it’s better to leave it […]

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The Terrace At Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel Review

What: The Terrace at Jumeirah Lowndes HotelWhere: BelgraviaWhy you should go there: For a relaxing afternoonFavourite thing we ate: The sirloin steak We all like BBQ’s but the worst thing is that is that you actually have to cook it yourself. There’s always the possibility of letting someone else do it but that never works out either. Mainly because our grilled chicken wings don’t look like the promise of Instagram and if you hand it over to the males they don’t look like the promise of Zac Efron and his juicy steak in Neighbours. Reality hurts. That’s why it’s better to leave it […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Slider Decider: Burger Championships

We don’t condone fighting, we’re not impressed by a battle and arguing means nothing to us… unless that is you’re fighting for our approval when it comes to food. How can anyone resist 16 chefs competing against each other to take home the Slider Decider crown? How indeed. Not sure what a slider is? It’s pretty much a mini burger but can be any small sandwich served in a slider roll… they do say good things come in small packages.    Of course you get to take part in the action by trying the burgers, but be prepared as we’re […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Outdoor Cinema

Right that’s it. We’ve had enough of the long lounges on the sofa and munching through 3000 calories of junk. It’s summer for goodness sake we need to get outside, stretch our limbs and get bikini body ready. Are we allowed to say that? Diet. Is. On. Ha joke. Or not? Instead we’ll kick back and relax at the Outdoor Cinema which is a pop up cinema club running throughout the UK from June-September. They pride themselves in bringing unique cinema experiences to the masses, which is just what we need. After all we’ve only been having the same cinema experience for […]

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5 of the Best Themed Restaurants in London

As anyone who went to university knows, the best student parties revolve around a theme. And no, that theme is surprisingly not seeing how much one can actually drink. The moral of this story is that everyone loves a good themed party, but they don’t always have to be cheesy and tacky. Check out The Handbook’s range of best themed restaurants and bars below, from the chic to the unapologetically cliché. Circus Restaurant and Cocktail Bar What: An aromatic dining experience…sorry, I meant acrobatic.Why: Your mum probably warned you about the circus, but you’re already two glasses of champers down and […]

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