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Rooftop Productions

The Roof Garden’s of Kensington are marking their 75th anniversary as one of London’s most spectacular and extraordinary locations. To commence the festivities, they will be teaming up with Heartbreak productions to put on 2 live shows within their picturesque Tudor gardens. On Monday the 5th July the garden’s will feature a family friendly, interactive, production which invites guests to join Alice in the rooftop wonderland. On the 6th, 11th and 12th, evening productions of Romeo and Juliet and hog roasts will complement the Tudor surroundings. These rooftop productions will mark the beginning of this summer’s anniversary celebrations and are […]

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Brunch at Aurelia

Last weekend The Handbook headed over to Aurelia on Cork Street for a spot of brunch, as part of their new Bellini brunches with live music. With it being one of the hottest days so far, Aurelia was luckily light, airy and most importantly cool, the colour scheme being off whites and neutral tones, kept it fresh. The brilliant thing about the Bellini brunches, as the name suggests is that the bellinis are free flowing, cue us starting with a couple at the bar. Made up with Prosecco it was a delicious raspberry pink, and rather than having the puree […]

Reviews

Brunch at Aurelia

Last weekend The Handbook headed over to Aurelia on Cork Street for a spot of brunch, as part of their new Bellini brunches with live music. With it being one of the hottest days so far, Aurelia was luckily light, airy and most importantly cool, the colour scheme being off whites and neutral tones, kept it fresh. The brilliant thing about the Bellini brunches, as the name suggests is that the bellinis are free flowing, cue us starting with a couple at the bar. Made up with Prosecco it was a delicious raspberry pink, and rather than having the puree […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Summery Seafood lunches at the Churchill Bar

With the heat wave looming, no need Londoners to rush to the coast as the Churchill Bar & Terrace bring a taste of the seaside to London. Located on Portman Square, the Churchill's menu consists of classically British dishes, cocktails and cigars. As the midday sun beats down, the outdoor terrace will host a pop-up crustacean bar inviting diners to enjoy light seafood lunches every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Think: Scottish Lobster cocktail, Loch Fyne Rock Oysters and Dressed Devon crab not to mention those Caviar and Buckwheat Blinis. To accompany this underwater feast, the bar team has created a […]

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Celebrities & Influencers

British Summer Time Hyde Park

Weathermen and weatherwomen across the country have bravely predicted that a two week heat wave is about to descend upon us, transforming our grey murky streets into strips of beaming rays of sunshine. This delightful turn in the weather happens to perfectly coincide with British Summer Time Hyde Park hosted by Barclaycard, a 6 day music event taking place on the Great Oak stage over 3 weekends. Included in the line-up are rock legends The Rolling Stones and Bon Jovi, as well pop superstars, Elton John, The Beach Boys and smooth crooner Lionel Richie. Also joining the line-up is the […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Coronation tea at 51 Buckingham Gate

In the wake of last year’s Diamond Jubilee, 51 Buckingham gate is launching its coronation afternoon tea from the 8th to 31st of July to mark its 60th anniversary this year. The quaint menu includes a mixture of traditional favorites such as the Baked coconut pyramid whilst the Pimm’s glazed British strawberry tart puts a modern spin on the retro classic. Inspired by the spread at the 1953 coronation, executive chef Vikas Milhoutra has also designed a special 3 course dinner menu in Bistro 51, inviting people to dine like royalty! www.51-buckinghamgate.com

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Chinawhite at Henley

Already a firm fixture in the British season – it’s hosted an uber glam encampment at the Cartier International Polo for 11 years after all – this year Chinawhite is making its Henley debut with its inaugural hospitality enclosure at Henley Royal Regatta. Just yards from Temple Island and the Regatta start line, the enclosure promises panoramic views of the action while guests enjoy a Champagne and cocktail reception, lunch and afternoon tea. Then when the races finish, the party action really gets under way with world-class entertainment and leading DJs (previous events have featured aerial circus acts, burlesque carousel […]

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Openings & Launches

SOHO DINER

With perfect Independence Day timing, Soho House’s brand new Soho Diner launches today on the former site of Boheme Kitchen & Bar. Interiors  are inspired by the traditional American diner and the restaurant will offer both booth and counter top dining around a central bar, serving a blend of French and American food. Soho Diner follows the Electric Diner, which launched in December 2012, and is similarly a creative collaboration between Nick Jones and Chicago chef, Brendan Sodikoff. The culinary trendsetter owns Chicago restaurant Au Cheval, upon which both diners are based. The restaurant will open from 11am through to […]

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News

Skate King’s Cross

This summer King’s Cross will be the host for a brand new pop-up roller skate rink for 8 weeks only, starting 12th July. This exciting concept, designed by up and coming architecture studio Feix and Merlin, will offer a truly distinctive experience that combines roller skating, top name DJs plus fantastic food and drink provided by caterers Disco Bistro. The rink will be open six days a week and will be suitable for all ages. Families and children will be able to visit the rink during the day for special sessions, while in the evenings the rink will be hosted […]

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Bonnie Gull at Feast

Brick Lane is throwing a good old fashion food party this weekend, as Feast, London’s all consuming food experience arrives tomorrow for  four days. Music, art and of course food collide, as some of London’s favourite and top chefs cook up some great dishes including the guys from Salt Yard, Patty and  Bun and Kitchenette. And with the menu in your hands, you can grab a bit of this and that, sample something over there and go back for seconds, thirds and we dare you, fourths; all set to a back ground of exciting art installations and a soundtrack of […]

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