Although the weather hasn’t quite been living up to it, we’re half way through June and the English summer is here… sort of. And one of The Handbook’s favourite places to enjoy the sunshine (when it peeks through the cloud) is East London hot spot, London Fields. So to tempt you to venture down there yourselves, we thought we’d give you a guide to the best places to eat and drink by the fields. Best for Dining: Cat & Mutton What: Local pub and dining room by Broadway MarketWhy: Throughout June, the Cat & Mutton plays host to a gastro […]
When it comes to Friday you can forget the gym, forget the chores and forget your boxsets because Friday night is the night for drinks, ok so most nights are the nights for drinks, but Friday in particular. And if you’re looking for a place to go, then we say Mint Leaf, Haymarket. Firstly they have a happy hour from 5pm – 7pm – because who doesn’t want to drink and save money? Secondly, DJ Jon Henry of House of Henry Records will be on the decks playing from 7pm until late, so you can dance off the cocktails. And […]
We’ve been to rooftop cinema, we’ve been to good old regular cinema and we’ve generally watched too much Netflix. But yawn, no one wants to spend their summer evenings inside feeling like they’ve wasted their time and after all you should never live the same day twice. So why not go to the capital’s only drive in film club at Alexandra Palace? Classics like The Goonies, Back To The Future will be on show. Also playing is the saucy 50 Shades of Grey…oh la la. Londoners can also get their engines going for the 4th of July with a very […]
Oh burgers, how we adore you. From being the humble burger on the menu which you’d choose when nothing else appealed, the burger has seen a bit of a renaissance recently and now it’s getting the attention it really deserves and London sure is showing it some loving. From burgers served out of vans to burgers with gravy, here are some of our London’s top burgers. Street Kitchen What: Street burgers Why:Using the best quality British ingredients with everything homemade (bar the ketchup, because it’s Stokes, and that’s the best ketchup in the world), you can’t go wrong with Street Kitchen. From the Buffalo Bill […]
Oh burgers, how we adore you. From being the humble burger on the menu which you’d choose when nothing else appealed, the burger has seen a bit of a renaissance recently and now it’s getting the attention it really deserves and London sure is showing it some loving. From burgers served out of vans to burgers with gravy, here are some of our London’s top burgers.
There aren’t many people in the world who are cooler than the awesome, straight up gangsta that is Gwen Stefani. Gwen likes ‘Alice In Wonderland.’ In fact, she likes it so much that she based her ‘What You Waiting For?’ video around the book. Therefore, by The Handbook’s questionable maths, Lewis Carroll’s novel plus Stefani’s seal of approval equals ‘Alice in Wonderland’ themed events being cool. It seems the crowd at The Vaults agrees with us, as to celebrate the books 150th anniversary, they are launching The Wonderland Bar. This is the perfect place to enjoy some quirky cocktails and […]
What: Body care brand’s mothership Where: 2 Lancashire Court, Mayfair W1S 1EX Why you should go there: To be pampered inside and out Favourite thing we did: Nearly fell asleep on the heated massage bed Summer is here, clothes are coming off, time to get prepped. For any Elemis fans, you are about to be dropped in heaven as Elemis has just opened a venue in Mayfair where they not only sell their products but perform treatments. The venue is brand spanking new and oozes relaxation from the moment you pop your toe in the door.The main entrance leads to the shop filled […]
Having previously been the site of Eighty-Six Restaurant and home to Zinnia, 86 Fulham Road has housed some pretty impressive restaurants and tomorrow another one will step up to the mark with the opening of Mimosa. Part of the Elysium Group, this is the second Mimosa (the first being in Colchester) and with its laid back but luxurious setting, it makes for the perfect place for drinks, dinner or long, lazy weekend brunches. Inside you’ll find a mix of colours, textures, high and low seating and antique tables, it’s cosy yet relaxed, opulent but traditional. The kitchen will be serving up […]
Want to take advantage of London’s sunny weather before the inevitable rain brings us all back to reality? Of course you do, well if you want something a little more than parks then the solution lies in the centre of town, just metres from Piccadilly, where cocktails and picnic-style food awaits. London distillers, Sipsmith Gin, have partnered with the famed Le Méridien to offer guests a quaint garden oasis overlooking of the most iconic streets in the city. A relaxing environment to enjoy the sun and escape the city on the outdoor roof terrace of the hotel adorned with picnic […]
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