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14 Restaurants That Have Opened Just In Time For Christmas

As George Bernard Shaw once said: “There is no sincere love than the love of food,” and as Handbookers you’ll most surely agree? Which is why, as the dawn of a new month brings Christmas cheer in all of its glorious forms, we pay homage to November by taking a peak at all of our...

Rooftops and Terraces

This Rooftop Bar Is Launching Two Winter Terraces Today

As we all know a dog isn’t just for Christmas and rooftop drinking isn’t just for summer. Bring in the heaters, wear enough layers and drinking alfresco in the nippy air watching the twinkling Christmas lights is the perfect winter date. And it just so happens that ME London’s Radio Rooftop is launching not one, but two winter terraces today, Fire + Ice in partnership with Grey Goose Vodka and Patrón Tequila. The North-facing ICE terrace is becoming a Nordic-style winter hideaway, decked out with pine, faux fur throws and with Icelandic cool vibes, but luckily not on the temperature […]

Seasonal & Celebrations

Countdown to Christmas: 8 of the Best Boozy Advent Calendars

The countdown to Christmas is almost on and if chocolate just won’t cut it this year then here are six of the best boozy advent calendars so you can toast each day with a beer, gin, glass of sparkling wine or even a shot of tequila!

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Best Brunches

Diamonds and Dom Pérignon at The Gherkin: Is This The Most Decadent Brunch Yet?

Searcys at The Gherkin has seen the other brunches around and told them all to hold its glass as it raises the stakes and the level, quite literally, by serving up a brunch on the 40th level of The Gherkin which not only has buckets of Dom Pérignon but also gives you a chance to win a genuine diamond worth £1000. Taking place every Sunday throughout December until the 23rd, the brunch will be head in the Iris Bar, right at the top of The Gherkin, giving you 360° panoramic views across London…Instagram at the ready. To eat you’ll find […]

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Culture

41 Places to Host a Christmas Party

Party season has officially started, we’ll all soon be living in a haze of mulled wine, dancing to Mariah Carey and waking up with mince pie crumbs on our pillow…or maybe that’s just us. Either way, now is the time to stick it to the weather, to the dark mornings and drizzly evenings and get your nearest and dearest together for a festive shindig. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite places to host your Christmas party this year.

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The 18 Most Instagrammable Festive Restaurants

Instagrammers, get your fingers at the ready, hold down your camera button and get snap happy at these marvellous London locations that look even better than usual as they’re spruced up by Santa’s elves and given some wow-worthy festive makeovers.

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What to do This Weekend

Meet The Dogs Doing Better On Instagram Than You Are

You know you’re getting it wrong when there are animals who are better at doing things than you are. There’s a dog on Youtube who’s basically Grade 7 piano. Skateboarding? Not my strong suit, but here’s a dog smashing it. Surely when it comes to social media, though, your Facey-B skills are going to outskill a canine? Bad luck, the lack of opposable thumbs and predilection for bum sniffing hasn’t stopped thousands-upon-thousands of dogs, yes actual dogs, being way better at being on Instagram than you will ever will be. And they’re meeting up next Saturday. Dogs of Instagram is […]

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Travel

Oh Man: 8 Reasons to Visit Oman

Nothing has a better sense of humour than English weather; one minute I was prancing around in autumnal skirts re-thinking my pro-recycling choices if it means such a sunny November, and the next minute I’ve been punted in the face with 4-degree days for the foreseeable future. So, when an invitation to Oman dropped in my inbox, I thought toodaloo f***ers, get me on that plane. A blissful 8 hour jaunt in Oman Air’s business class and I landed in the glorious gem that is Muscat and my love affair with the Middle East began. The Weather There’s nothing a […]

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Seasonal & Celebrations

The MOST Beautiful Christmas Trees In London

We’re always being pushed to create evergreen content, but I’m not sure this is quite what they had in mind. You know that Christmas really is coming, not when department stores start playing Slade or when the Coke Advert (yuck) arrives. But the real harbinger of festive times ahead has...

Openings & Launches

British Chefs Collaborate To Open Live-Fire Grill in Mayfair

In the 90s, COMO Metropolitan London was home to the iconic nightspot, The Met Bar. Now, because bars are out and restaurants are in as we are a city of foodies, the space has been transformed into Gridiron by COMO, a modern live-fire grill restaurant from British chefs Richard H. Turner and Colin McSherry. Paying homage to the ancient art of grilling and the fact that we all have a fascination with fire, the modern British menu will include the likes of: wood roast scallops with bone marrow XO; smoked eel with braised shin of highland beef; Ash baked turnip […]

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