Openings & Launches

The Stafford Is Launching Its First Independent Restaurant

This is pretty big news, The Stafford London has announced that it will be launching its first independent restaurant project this year. Following the opening of The Game Bird back in 2017 and the relaunch of  the American Bar last year, the new restaurant, in a first, will not be housed within the hotel.  Instead, the restaurant will be opening on the foodie Charlotte Street but The Stafford’s Culinary Director, Ben Tish will still be at the helm. The restaurant, Norma, will be inspired by the food and culture of Sicily with a particular emphasis on the Moorish influences on […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

East London Girl’s Top 10 Restaurants

She’s racked up close to 40,000 followers on Insta due to her in-the-know restaurant knowledge, whirling off recommendations left, right and centre across her sprightly blog and social media platforms, and now the oh, so popular East London Girl shares with The Handbook her Top 10 East...

Fashion & Beauty

Here’s How to Get The Hottest Ticket of 2019

Unless you’ve been living under a metaphorical rock, you’ll know that the hottest ticket in town at the moment is the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition at the V&A. You’ll also probably know that it is sold out. But we know how to get you into the exhibition, and it doesn’t involve dressing up as a V&A assistant. Instead, you can book into The May Fair Hotel any weekend up until the 14th July 2019 and not only receive a luxury stay but also two complimentary tickets to the exhibition. It’s the fashion equivalent of finding a Nando’s loyalty […]

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Rooftops and Terraces

Once Up-On A Rooftop: 25 Rooftop Bars That’ll Make Your Summer

There’s a heat wave coming! No, really! A year on from Beast From The East and we’re now talking about a hot spell that will take us into May. So how are you going to spend it? Stock-piling Magnum Classics and working on an epic tan? Working in the garden on the mother of all topiaries?  No, like the rest of us you’ll be making a bee-line for the closest rooftop bar. So here’s where we’ll be hanging out this summer. SUSHISAMBA You asked for rooftop, SUSHISAMBA gives you rooftop. A rooftop that’s 37 storeys high and has a massive […]

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Health & Wellness

How To Use Meditation For A Better Sleep

Making meditation a regular feature in your life is a fantastic way to increase your awareness of your own thoughts, as well as to find balance and enhance feelings of peace and well-being. In addition to this, it is also known that meditation can be an amazing tool for improving your quality of...

Openings & Launches

OMG: A 2nd Press For Champagne Restaurant Has Opened

Russian restaurateur Leonid Shutov is at it again, creating miracles and sprinkling them across London. You may be familiar with Bob Bob Ricard the restaurant so nice they named it twice, with a press for Champagne button that takes a lot of trumping. And today sees the opening of its little sister Bob Bob Cité, ( we’re all saying “finally” as Shutov’s last opening was 18 months behind schedule and this one was delayed by fourteen months!) Alas, perfection doesn’t come easily so we’re happy to let Shutov off!  The restaurant resides inside the Leadenhall Building or, for those who love […]

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Openings & Launches

15 Magnificent March Restaurant Openings

The end of the month rolls around again and with it a conglomerate of tasty eateries throwing their doors open. From a brand new Balans Soho Society to the Instagrammable refurb of Momo, here’s what March had to offer…...

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10 Things You Need To Know About The Royal Baby

No doubt you’re in a constant state of hyperventilation given that the birth of Meghan and Harry’s baby is apparently vaguely imminent. Well take the paper bag away from your mouth, we have some answers, truths and half-truths to satisfy your fundamental need for royal baby news. The one thing that is certain, though, is that former Suits star and current lead actor in the original version of The Crown (think about it), Meghan Markle, will give birth at some point to something. So here is all the information we skimmed off everyone else’s coverage, nearly all articles themselves regurgitating the work […]

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National Geographic Traveller Share Their Secrets

Who hasn’t looked listlessly out of the window, dreaming of escaping a dreary job and jumping on a plane to discover the world? Not me, my desk is below-ground, but if you’re feeling the call of adventure, luring you to cross oceans and discover new worlds there are certain things you should do first. After all, before you rush out to get your jabs and Jerry McGuire your boss, perhaps it’s worth doing some proper research? Which is where National Geographic Traveller’s London Travel Geeks series comes in. One of the world’s leading authorities on all things travel, National Geographic have […]

Best Brunches

The Brunch Where Champagne Arrives Via Your Own Personal Train

Chew chew! All aboard the Tattinger Express, a non-stopping service straight to your liver. Someone at Burger & Lobster has decided that the most efficient way to serve Champagne is to send it via trainset, and so for the restaurant’s new bottomless Champagne brunch they’ll be firing up the miniature railway and sending your drinks on the length of the nine-metre bar. Putting a whole new meaning to ‘the fat controller’, you can gorge on the full a la carte menu, which includes their ‘famous’ prime cut Nebraskan 10 ounce burger or wild Atlantic lobster (apparently one of the few […]

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