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The Four Thieves Review

I am proud to admit, there is nothing that I enjoy more than a good gin and tonic, (pop in a cucumber slice and you’ll make my week), which is why I knew I was in for a good night when I headed to The Four Thieves pub in Battersea. The newly opened haunt, which is quickly becoming renound for its many combinations of gin and fresh ale, houses its own brewery and in the near future, will be extending this to create its own fresh gin. It is safe to say I had strong expectations before I arrived and […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Immersive Theatre: A Trail of History

Freshly graduated from university, I cannot help but lovingly look back on the pub crawls that so often marked the student calendar. Although these alcohol fuelled evenings were probably not the most cultural affairs, they were always good fun and have surprisingly created and onslaught of mostly happy memories. Despite this, it is probably time to broaden horizons…even if this does only mean upgrading a round of pub golf to a pub tour tippled in history. For this exact reason, here at The Handbook we were delighted to hear about the Toast of History Pub Trail that will be taking […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Foxcroft & Ginger, East Review

Easy to miss if you don’t know what you’re looking for, Foxcroft & Ginger’s latest opening in East London is nestled within a row of shops on Mile End Road and while from the outside it looks somewhat non-descript, within it’s a cavernous coffee shop that serves up unusual combinations of decadent brunch and lunchtime options. It has a cool, laid-back atmosphere and given that it was busy even when we were there at 11am on a Tuesday, it’s already proved its popularity. Upon setting foot inside you quickly realise that it caters perfectly to the edgy East End types, […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Foxcroft & Ginger, East Review

Easy to miss if you don’t know what you’re looking for, Foxcroft & Ginger’s latest opening in East London is nestled within a row of shops on Mile End Road and while from the outside it looks somewhat non-descript, within it’s a cavernous coffee shop that serves up unusual combinations of decadent brunch and lunchtime options. It has a cool, laid-back atmosphere and given that it was busy even when we were there at 11am on a Tuesday, it’s already proved its popularity. Upon setting foot inside you quickly realise that it caters perfectly to the edgy East End types, […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Blind-Dining at Island Grill Review

I must admit that when I first signed up for blind-dining at Island Grill, I was a little trepidatious. It wasn’t the prospect of sitting in the dark that I was concerned about, more the fact that I am probably the most uncoordinated person in the history of the planet and felt it was more than certain that a great deal of food would miss my mouth and end up on the table. However, my fear was slightly reduced by the fact I had cunningly invited someone who was even less spatially aware than me with the mentality that every […]

Openings & Launches

Blenheim Palace

If you feel like you’ve been to the Tate one too many times, or you’ve tired of the National Portrait Gallery (no mean feat) then we have your next culture fix… at Blenheim Palace, yes it is a little out of town, but there is life outside of London. The contemporary and often provocative Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei is bringing his exhibition to the Palace where he will be displaying 50 iconic artworks throughout the Palace and its grounds. Classic, elegant, British history and grandeur is juxtaposed against his modern ideas, so if you step into the Red Drawing Room […]

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Champagne Brunch at Villandry

A friend of mine once said ‘Brunch without champagne is really just a sad, late breakfast’ and how right they were. There is just something about our favourite meal of the day that lacks a little bit of lustre without a few bubbles involved, and with Champagne Day just around the corner, we were delighted to hear about the Champagne Brunch that has just launched at Villandry, St James. The brunch, which will be available all weekend, will feature a selection of offerings from freshly baked pastries to eggs as well as very exciting cake platter! Whilst the an unlimited […]

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The Playboy Club’s Pink Tea

Along with Halloween and the start of the miserable weather, October is all about raising awareness and detoxing, so along with Stoptober (quitting smoking) and Sober for October (raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support) October is all about getting people to think and recognise the signs of breast cancer. Which is why The Playboy Club has transformed their iconic afternoon tea served in the Salvatore Bar to The Pink Afternoon Tea, with £1 from every tea being donated to Against Breast Cancer and as 'On Wednesdays, we wear  pink', or in this case eat, we headed over to check it […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Playboy Club’s Pink Tea

Along with Halloween and the start of the miserable weather, October is all about raising awareness and detoxing, so along with Stoptober (quitting smoking) and Sober for October (raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support) October is all about getting people to think and recognise the signs of breast cancer. Which is why The Playboy Club has transformed their iconic afternoon tea served in the Salvatore Bar to The Pink Afternoon Tea, with £1 from every tea being donated to Against Breast Cancer and as 'On Wednesdays, we wear  pink', or in this case eat, we headed over to check it […]

Openings & Launches

Edinburgh Gets A New Hotel

London is home to some of the best bars, clubs, restaurants, museums, fashion; well I could go on, so it can be hard to imagine why one would want to leave (the Bahamas, New York and obvious choices not applicable). As it turns out not only do we have a whole country out there to explore, we also have the pleasure of sharing land with Wales and our neighbours to the North, Scotland. If you ever find yourself out of the capital and in “Auld Reekie” (Edinburgh) then you are in for a pleasant surprise. Edinburgh is steeped with history, […]

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