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Rooftops and Terraces

The Tree-Mendous Jungle Terrace You Need To Visit

As sunnier climes creep up to finally drench London in a bit of well-deserved sunshine, we’re all hands on deck when it comes to the idea of a terrific terrace and a tantalising tipple. And, pandering to our post-work aperitif and glass-clinking dreams is the much-adored Dalloway Terrace; a venue that has really decided to play upon the theme of Leonard Woolf’s book, village in the jungle this summer. Offering up a ‘Jungle Lunch’ menu set amongst the flora and fauna of a re-imagined Sri Lanka, the terrace is steeped in gorgeous embellishments of giant banana leaves, tropical ferns and palm […]

Things to do Outdoors

Dodge The Tourists: 6 Hidden Hideouts In London

Being in London has both its perks and sadly, sometimes downfalls. The perks come with the fact that there are never-ending opportunities and places to explore scattered across all parts of the city. The downside? These places can be crammed full with tourist after tourist which is why we’ve...

Culture

MPs Unveil The Futuristic New House Of Commons

One of the most traditional institutions in the world, up there with, say, Stone Henge for embracing change, has got a whole new vibe planned when they finally vacate the Houses of Parliament for the building’s refit, and it looks genuinely futuristic. While parliament undergoes its £4bn upgrade (yup, that’s billion – it’d literally be cheaper to knock it down and start again), the whole operation of parliament must move to an alternative location, and after much deliberation they’ve decided to shift it to nearby Richmond House, currently where the Department of Health is based. Maybe it’s the free apples. […]

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Open until 22nd November 2019

Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks, and for those who will not get the chance to return home to USA for 28th November and celebrate with family and friends, Gillray’s Steakhouse has prepared a special Thanksgiving offering for you to enjoy in London.

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

The Start-Up Giving You Access To London’s Top Clubs

One of the best feelings in life is walking briskly through a door labelled ‘private’, sweeping past a doorman and being welcomed like you really belong. That can often come with a hefty price tag though and for the young guns of London the exclusive perks, invitations and access that come with a membership like that might seem better suited for their boss. Well, welcome to Sesame London, a new way to enjoy the city’s top bars, clubs and venues, designed for young professionals.  Sesame has partnered with some of London’s best hot spots (eight already with more on the […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Get Your Strap On At These Five Posh Sex Parties

Birthday parties, leaving parties, engagement parties, sex parties; they’re all just parties, right? Okay, you’d hope for less bodily fluid at a colleague’s leaving party, but still, it’s all in the same ball park. I mean, I got a leaflet through from the Brexit Party...

What to do This Weekend

Weekend, We’ve Missed You!

Bank holiday flew by faster than Concorde, but don’t worry chaps, we’ve got another one coming up oh, so soon (umm, why does May have so many bank holidays?!) This weekend, we’re making up for the fact that it’s not a three-dayer by squashing loads of fun stuff to do into 48...

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Floral Frenzy: Chelsea In Bloom 2019

If you’ve been reading The Handbook over the last few weeks, you’ll know how floral mad we’ve gone – from floral rooftops to wisteria hysteria, we’ve covered it all. We aren’t the only ones who have gone mad over this floral frenzy either, it’s splattered left, right and centre across social media, especially on the ‘gram. And trust us, from what we can see, it’s only just the beginning. Later this month, Chelsea in Bloom, returns to Chelsea’s most iconic streets with stunning floral displays, extending the Chelsea Flower Show to the the local neighbourhood for free. Produced by Cadogan, in […]

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Features

Have You Ever Dreamt Of Having Your Own Food Business?

Do you fancy yourself as a bit of a Michael Roux Jr? Do you think Alain Ducasse is old news? Are you certain you can pan-sear salmon better than Rick Stein? You’ve come to the right place! Le Cordon Bleu London, founded in Paris all the way back in 1895, is a stickler for culinary prowess, as the largest network of hospitality schools in the world. Willing you to pursue your foodie dreams, the institution calls for cooks and bakers, beginners through to advanced, to build their careers with the help of various culinary courses. If you’re desperate for that […]

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Culture

The Best Of Art, Theatre And Exhibitions This May 😱

Despite living in a city as vibrant and ever-changing as London, it’s easy to fall into the same ol’ routine. It’s so easy to forget the endless opportunities only a stones throw away from your backdoor, especially when it comes to galleries and theatres. Granted, they can be...

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Openings & Launches

LVMH Hotel Is Coming To London & It’s Kate & Wills’ Favourite

It’s very on brand for London to have a luxury hotel chain make its way onto the streets of high-end Mayfair, so it’s of little surprise that French luxury goods company LVMH – Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy is bringing its Cheval Blanc brand to the city with the launch of a 83-bedroom hotel. The plans unveiled that it could be the most expensive hotel built in London, so it’s hardly surprising that the brand is an absolute favourite with the Royals and celebrities like Jay Z and Beyonce. This world class hotel will be located within a seven-storey property and a […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

20 Best Wine Bars In London

When it comes to a more sophisticated night on the town, you still can’t beat a good wine bar. It’s hard to feel guilty when you just feel so classy. Whether it’s for that long-awaited catch-up or for that first date you’ve been looking forward to, here are some of London’s finest vino destinations:   BOTTLES What: New Italian Spot Why: A new Italian wine bar is coming to London from the founders of Bottles & Battles and pop-up restaurant SOOD Family. BOTTLES will be a place dedicated to the unpretentious enjoyment of food and wine, encouraging visitors to try […]

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