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I Scream For Ice Cream: Best Parlours In London

I scream, you scream, we all scream for… That’s right, prepare yourselves for a bumpy ride *sprinkled* with ice cream puns, because *cone* on, who doesn’t love ice cream? It’s summer time so we can all guiltlessly indulge in ice cream and not feel the shame of it being our...

Features

Have You Ever Dreamt Of Having Your Own Food Business?

Do you fancy yourself as a bit of a Michael Roux Jr? Do you think Alain Ducasse is old news? Are you certain you can pan-sear salmon better than Rick Stein? You’ve come to the right place! Le Cordon Bleu London, founded in Paris all the way back in 1895, is a stickler for culinary prowess, as the largest network of hospitality schools in the world. Willing you to pursue your foodie dreams, the institution calls for cooks and bakers, beginners through to advanced, to build their careers with the help of various culinary courses. If you’re desperate for that […]

Culture

The Best Of Art, Theatre And Exhibitions This May 😱

Despite living in a city as vibrant and ever-changing as London, it’s easy to fall into the same ol’ routine. It’s so easy to forget the endless opportunities only a stones throw away from your backdoor, especially when it comes to galleries and theatres. Granted, they can be...

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Lettuce Show You How To Do National Veggie Week Right

What was once thought a hippy-style craze is certainly no longer – vegetarianism and veganism is taking the whole world by storm, endorsed by A-list celebrities including Ariana Grande, Liam Hemsworth and even Kim Kardashian has said she eats plant-based at home. Finding a balance between...

Culture

Prince Brian? Harry And Meghan Have A Baby, But We Don’t Know The Name Yet!

The Brexit talks are back on in Whitehall, global stock-markets are tumbling after Donald did a tweet and North Korea’s testing missiles again, but there’s only one story in town: Harry and Meghan have had a baby! And, spoiler alert for anyone holding out for series 8 of The Crown: it’s a boy! But we don’t yet know what the 7lbz 3oz babe is going to be called. So, in the least ‘evergreen’ article ever written (they’ll be announcing the answer tomorrow), here’s our thoughts on the only question on everyone’s lips. Well, that and ‘did you see Line of Duty?’. […]

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Health & Wellness

12 Seriously Lush London Spas

There is nothing quite so relaxing or indulgent than a relaxing afternoon spent being pampered in a spa. And London certainly does a great line in amazing spas. Here are the ones we especially rate…  

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Best Festival In London? My Asparag-Arse!

Festival season is properly on, and so is this years’s asparagus season, so what could be better than combining the two? Unless you’re visiting the Portaloos, that is. So think the folks at the West Hampstead Asparagus Festival, at least, who will head to the genteel surroundings of the London’s Farmer’s Market where the spikey veg will play centre stage, being included in all manner of foodstuffs including asparagus pizza, freshly baked asparagus tarts, asparagus pesto, and asparagus ravioli. As if that wasn’t enough, local joint Ham Restaurant will be joining the asparagussy madness thanks to Head Chef Matt Osborne. The […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Search For Young Chef Of The Year Is On

Just when you thought that chefs were getting ever younger and younger (the UK’s youngest Michelin Starred chefs were born in the late ’90s, there’s probably yoghurt in my fridge that’s older than that), they go and remind you of your advancing years by running the Young Chef of the Year Award. And if that wasn’t galling enough, this year they’ve named it a Brexit special! Young is loosely translated as ‘under 30’, pleasing at least half The Handbook office, at least, and the nominations are now open to any of them to submit a four-course menu that costs under £45 per […]

What to do This Weekend

Yippee, It’s Bank Holiday Again & Here’s What To Do

We were a little on the sour side when the last bank holiday ended but guess what? It’s time to do it all over again! OK, so we don’t have four days to fill but swerving the Monday blues with a raving rooftop or a dose of Cinco de Mayo will do just fine. We’ve rounded up some of...

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Travel

5 Ibiza Pool Parties To Make A Splash At

As poet and renowned crackhead William Wordsworth once proclaimed while looking out across a sea of daffodils “Whoah! We’re going to Ibiza, diddle-diddle-de-dah”. Yeah, baby, we’re off to The White Isle, to the party capital of the world where the best way to mix pools and...

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Culture

A Ketel Boiling with Ideas: Vodka Meets Art

Normally we combine our vodka with plenty of lime, but in May we’re going to be combining it with art in a celebration of unique style and skill at London Craft Week. Following the success of the Ketel One commission last year, the vodka legends have once more joined forces with Sarabande Foundation to create two pieces of artwork inspired by the core Ketel One principles of care, craftsmanship and community. Lee Alexander McQueen’s Sarabande Foundation, of which Ketel One is one of the founding partners, supports the most visionary future creators, helping to fund their studies, subsidise their studios […]

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