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The organic festival you’ll want to GO! to

If music be the food of love, play on… and if both music and food are involved in one big festival, let’s GO! Yep, it’s festival time again. Who cares if summer is coming to end, doesn’t mean we stop partying does it? Foodies in their thousands will congregate at GO! Organic Festival this September, for a brand-new experience that involves beats whilst you eat. Spread over two organic ogling days, there will be Organic Kitchen demos, a showcase of the biggest selection of organic food and drink of 2018, over 100 exhibitors, music galore and a huge indoor organic […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

A, b, c, d, eeek! The re-launch of Alphabet bar

Opening up a restaurant in our bustling city must be a bit of a mean feat, what with nearly every idea being eaten up. However, it also pushes those in the culinary industry to turn to innovation far and wide, in a bid to conjure up new ideas. Introducing the re-vamp of Alphabet, a restaurant not only with a super cool name, but an extra cool idea at its helm. The restaurant, formerly found on Soho’s Beak Street, has recently re-opened on Upper Street, Islington just a stroll from the underground. And for those who know their alphabet well, you’ll […]

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Business & Careers

Boss any interview with these 8 tips

As the latest member of The Handbook team, I thought it apt for me to take this one on. Interviews are daunting, we all know that clammy palm feeling as you sit in a coffee shop or office space, drinking your 7th coffee of the day in sweaty anticipation. However, interviews for your dream job can actually (and probably should be) quite fun, and perhaps the best advice I ever received was to treat it more as a conversation as opposed to a grilling. So, to help others jump into their desired job, here are some tips to help you […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Forget popcorn! Welcome to Ginema, it’s a cinema… with gin

As summer draws to a close, so too does this sweaty, sticky and “where on earth did this come from?” heatwave we seem to be immersed in. The good news about a heatwave however? We need to stay refreshed with, say, a cool tipple most preferably in the form of a see-through liquid that tastes a whole lot like gin. In fact yes, I am talking about gin, and so is Hayman’s of London. They’re talking about gin so much even, that they’ve reintroduce their fabulous “Ginema” concept, due to popular demand (surprise, surprise). So, if a mouthful of mother’s […]

Culture

Germany’s party city has gone on tour and it’s coming here

The best night out in the world? Apparently it’s not New York, nor Berlin, it’s not Dublin and not even London (which we find hard to believe) but it is in fact Hamburg. Yep the second largest city in Germany known for its port not its hamburgers, is said to have the best night out due to its music scene. Thanks to over 100 lively festivals hosted by Hamburg’s Metropolitan Region each year and the opening of the iconic Elbphilharmonie Hamburg concert hall, the Hanseatic City is now a thriving music capital. So, what do you do when you’re on […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Astley “Rickrolls” into town with a pub you’re never gonna want to give up

What does the 80s superstar who has everything buy next? Private jet? Tropical island? No: East End boozer. Rick Astley made his name first as one of the 80s most prominent crooners, with hits like Never Gonna Give You Up and Whenever You Need Somebody, and then second as the face of the internet sensation ‘Rickrolling’. He has collaborated with the likes of Elton John, Peter Kay and now Mikkel Borg Bjergsø. Bjergsø isn’t the latest hot DJ sensation out of Copenhagen but rather a Danish brewer and an Astley fan. When he approached the popstar about the possibility of […]

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Guides

Live For The Weekend: Things To Do 17th-19th August

As I write it’s just started to rain, which bodes not too well for the weekend. But let’s not focus on that and instead cast our minds forward a day or two to the weekend (forecast as ‘sunny intervals and a gentle breeze’) when we can be indulging in jazz, cider or a margarita masterclass. Strongbow Dark Fruit What: Your Mum’ll Be Thrilled Why: If you drink enough Strongbow then this is exactly the sort of thing you might think is a good idea: a free tattoo. Of Strongbow. Make a lifetime decision you 100% won’t regret this weekend by […]

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Culture

8 Things to Pack for a Festival

Bum bags, welly boots and brollies. UK festival weather is on par with dating apps: you never quite know what you’re going to get, but you take the risk anyway. And whilst we might be slightly late to the party given it’s now mid-August, we know all too well that you bunch of party animals will drag out fezzy season as long as possible, and so we thought we’d throw out this checklist now with a round-up of must-brings (beside the obvious). Party on…

Experiences & Pop-Ups

There’s Only A French Bulldog Café Coming

Fancy a Frenchie? No, not the word for snogging you used when you were 11 (see also: ‘snogging’) but the adorable dog that looks like someone accidentally opened the fridge door into its face. The French Bulldog is getting its own tea and people are going mad for it. The tea is the brainchild of the same folks who brought us Pug Cafe and follows hot on the heels all sorts of doggie themed teas and brunches across the capital, from daschund dinners to border collie brunches, it seems our appetite for dogs (not literally) shows no sign of dying away. […]

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