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25 Talented Male Celebrities

They’re talented, successful and admired by people around the world. From the boys of One Direction, admired by teenage girls all around the globe, to controversial comedian-turned-political activist Russell Brand If you’re hosting an event and want an actor, musician or other male superstar to attend then The Handbook’s guide to Top 25 Male Celebrities is for you!    If you want to check if any of these celebrities are in town this week, or want to follow in their footsteps and check out some great celebrity events, click here!For a full roster of any celebrities full contact details, please […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Skylounge

Cinnamon scones, brandy butter, champagne and a Viking vodka pop-up can all be found at Skylounge this Christmas. Situated on the 12th floor of the Double Tree Hotel in Tower Hill, the lounge offers something for everyone and if you are looking for a Christmassy tea or a festive drink then definitely worth a visit. After checking out the views of London that can be seen from the terrace and taking the obligatory pictures, we decided that we would try the Christmas afternoon tea that was on offer. If you have eaten enough mince pies to feed Rudoloph this year, […]

Openings & Launches

Murakami

With 2015 only a matter of days away, we’re starting to look at what’s in store for London’s restaurant scene, starting with Murakami on St Martin’s Lane – a contemporary Japanese restaurant, set to open on the 5th January. Specialising in sushi, rolls, sashimi and dishes from the robata grill, we’ve heard highlights include yellowtail carpaccio with chili, smoked eel and avocado salad and a golden dragon roll. Those looking to just eat sushi can sit and watch the nigri and sashimi being prepared by the chefs at the dedicated sushi bar which sits 6-8 or if you’re after a […]

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Bringing the stars down to London

The stars might be a millions miles away (or 43 trillion kilometres specifically) but on Monday they were brought down to the Guildhall for The Chopin Society’s charity ball in memory of their patron, Sir Bernard Lovell. Lovell is famous for, amongst other things, designing the Jodrell Bank Observatory which is an iconic piece within the world of astronomy. The event featured a spectacular visual performance from projection mapping artist, Rupert Newman, and pyromusical productions expert, Foyle Fireworks. The partnership came around as The City’s no fireworks rule meant that Foyle Fireworks had to get creative for the visuals so Newman […]

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Lanes of London

Yesterday we escaped the cold and left the teaming hordes that surrounded Marble Arch on their way to Winter Wonderland and snuck into Lanes of London for their afternoon tea which has been given a bit of a Christmas makeover. The perfect setting for spending whiling away an afternoon, Lanes of London is rather as you’d expect a gentleman’s club to be with dark wood, wing back leather chairs, gilded mirrors and low lighting, it’s sumptuous without pretension. We were presented with the different loose leaf and herbal teas to smell before we made our choice, which I think is […]

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Lanes of London

Yesterday we escaped the cold and left the teaming hordes that surrounded Marble Arch on their way to Winter Wonderland and snuck into Lanes of London for their afternoon tea which has been given a bit of a Christmas makeover. The perfect setting for spending whiling away an afternoon, Lanes of London is rather as you’d expect a gentleman’s club to be with dark wood, wing back leather chairs, gilded mirrors and low lighting, it’s sumptuous without pretension. We were presented with the different loose leaf and herbal teas to smell before we made our choice, which I think is […]

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The Handbook’s Guide to New Year’s Eve

They say the way you spend New Year’s Eve is a sign of what is to come for the rest of the year, so with that in mind if you want a year of partying, drinking, good food and general all round fabulousness head to one of these amazing events. New Year’s Eve at The Ritz London We might be celebrating the New Year but over at The Palm Court guests will be doing a time warp back to the 1920’s for a themed evening complete with a four-course dinner, marching band, live music and dancing. Alternatively, if you are […]

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The Handbook’s Guide to New Year’s Eve

They say the way you spend New Year’s Eve is a sign of what is to come for the rest of the year, so with that in mind if you want a year of partying, drinking, good food and general all round fabulousness head to one of these amazing events. New Year’s Eve at The Ritz London We might be celebrating the New Year but over at The Palm Court guests will be doing a time warp back to the 1920’s for a themed evening complete with a four-course dinner, marching band, live music and dancing. Alternatively, if you are […]

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Openings & Launches

Rosa’s Thai Café in Angel

From the Spitalfields original that started life as a street food stall on Brick Land to Soho, Carnaby Street and, most recently, Chelsea, Rosa’s Thai Café is now expanding to Angel in north London, setting up shop on Theberton Street, just off Upper Street. Husband and wife team, Alex and Saiphin Moore, have concocted a seasonally changing menu that celebrates those signature traditional cooking techniques, bursting with the punchy flavours that have won them legions of fans. Fill up on Northern Thai Lao-style Sausage with a kick of ginger, fresh coriander, chilli and lettuce; Spicy Chargrilled Pork Neck Salad with […]

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Healthy carbs

We’ve have clean eating, super foods and juice cleanses and now answering London’s next big movement for healthy living is Beyond Bread, London’s first 100% gluten free bakery and cafe. Open from the 5th January but with the soft opening starting today, the bakery in Fitzrovia will be serving  sandwiches, pastries, cakes, breads, quiches and pasties, such as lemon and chia muffins and pastries filled with coco nibs – all of which can be eaten in or taken away. Using the finest and healthiest ingredients, all the products are gluten free and many are also vegan, wheat-free, dairy-free and egg-free […]

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Our Guide to… Top Celebrity Christmas Events

We have already rounded up the best places for celebrity spotting this year, but where will those celebrities be hanging out over the festive season? At a chalet in The Alps? On a sun lounger in Barbados? Well, yes- some will be but there are still a whole load who will be out and about in the capital granting Christmas wishes. And with that in mind, The Handbook is on guard to provide you with all the details of where you can find said celebrities donning their Christmas jumpers and rejoicing the festive season. Enjoy! 10th December: Paul Hollywood Christmas […]

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Culture

Our Guide to… Top Celebrity Christmas Events

We have already rounded up the best places for celebrity spotting this year, but where will those celebrities be hanging out over the festive season? At a chalet in The Alps? On a sun lounger in Barbados? Well, yes- some will be but there are still a whole load who will be out and about in the capital granting Christmas wishes. And with that in mind, The Handbook is on guard to provide you with all the details of where you can find said celebrities donning their Christmas jumpers and rejoicing the festive season. Enjoy! 10th December: Paul Hollywood Christmas […]

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