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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Posh Indians: London’s Best Indian Fine Dining

We’re all used to ringing in the weekend with a slap-up Indian takeaway, it’s a time-honoured tradition and a fine celebration of a national dish. But Indian chefs are increasingly setting out to change perceptions and prove that Indian cuisine fits just as easily into the fine-dining bracket as it does into the casual takeaway. The last year has seen a slew of openings, adding to an already crowded field of established Indian fine dining establishments in the capital. Here are some of our favourites.

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Bumper Cars On Ice? Yes Please!

Bumper cars on ice. You and I both know that, in those four words, I’ve already conveyed all the facts you need to know so that you’re 100% sold. Here’s the link for tickets, I’m not paid by the word anyway, so thank me later and read this article complaining about Harrods instead. Or this one about slugs. In case anyone’s still reading, there are a couple of catches (it’s in Elephant and a £6 session lasts about the length of an average YouTube video), but otherwise it really is as good as it sounds. Actual dodgems on actual ice. […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Get On Board The Christmas Light Tour

‘Those Christmas lights, light up the street, down where the sea Thames and city meet’. Slight re-work of Coldplay’s Christmas song there, but you get the gist. Come the end of November, London is awash with twinkling lights and glittering window displays as each street competes to put on the most impressive display. Getting to see them all can be quite a mission, especially when you’re battling with all the Christmas shoppers on Regent Street. If only there was a way to see them from say the comfort of a bus… Good thing The Fox Club has thought of that. […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Harry Up And Check Out Hogwarts In The Snow

Harry up and look at this! Hogwarts has had a festive makeover and we may just love it more than Ron does Hermione. The spellbinding occurrence is taking place at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter and features a festive gathering of glittering Christmas trees, flaming Christmas puddings set upon tables in a Great Hall replica and special effects galore. Instagram has already played host to thousands of #hogwartsinthesnow and we can vouch for it looking totes spectacular after having a scroll (and getting distracted from everything else we were meant to be doing!) The […]

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What to do This Weekend

Fun Things To Do This Weekend

Just as you were getting into the week it’s only gone and become the weekend again! But we’re not complaining, not at all. Instead we’re gearing up for our favourite two days of the week. Here’s what we’re up to…...

Openings & Launches

The New Sky-High Club Opening in Green Park

The View, it’s in the name. The new club atop The Athenaeum is all about the cityscape that it looks over. Formerly the hotel’s penthouse where the likes of Kim and Kanye have stayed, the new club features floor to ceiling windows that give uninterrupted views out across Green Park, St James’s Park, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and the London Eye. Expect to see #viewfromtheview on a feed near you coming soon. Open to guests of the hotel only the club will serve complimentary tipples along with nibbles from Galvin at The Athenaeum as well as hosting a series of […]

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Travel

Is This The Most Romantic Hotel In The Med?

Despite the likes of Heidi Klum, George Clooney and Bradley Cooper flocking to take advantage of its many beaches, Sardinia is still something of a well-kept-secret to British holiday makers. Home to expansive white beaches and aquamarine seas, it has, perhaps confusingly, been called the Caribbean...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The 7 Places To Stick Your Snout This Truffle Season

There’s something oh, so luxurious about truffles. As Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin once said: “In fine, the truffle is the very diamond of gastronomy,” something that we can’t help but agree with here at The Handbook. And, as truffle season runs from October until early...

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Seasonal & Celebrations

These Giant Slugs Are Officially The Least Christmassy Thing Ever

“Christmas slime, mistletoe and wine”… Yes, the least Christmassy thing since flip flops just showed up at Tate Britain. Two giant illuminated slugs (yes, slugs) are now sliming their way up the Tate Britain and, to be totally honest, they’re possibly the coolest Christmas illumination in London right now. The art installation, which has all the hallmarks of a text autocorrect gone very wrong, was created by Monster Chetwynd, the artist previously known as Spartacus Chetwynd, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd and, originally, Alalia Chetwynd. Chetwynd took her festive inspiration from Sir David Attenborough’s 2005 nature series Life in the Undergrowth (The Snowman, presumably, wasn’t available) […]

Seasonal & Celebrations

There’s A Floating Cinema Playing Christmas Classics

A cinema that floats? Go on then. It is Christmas after all! St Katherine’s Dock has had a makeover; the kind that invites you to snuggle up under cosy blankets and canopies of fairy lights and well… float and bob up and down! The film festival returns for another year of gentle bobbing and film classics to celebrate the festival period upon us. You’ll be able to watch classics such as Elf, The Holiday, Love Actually, Home Alone and Miracle on 34th Street whilst you sink into marshmallow like bean bags and chortle at Hugh Grant’s continuous Love Actually mishaps. At […]

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Travel

Ticking Canada Off The Bucket List: 5 Reasons To Visit

“Pardon my reach,” the WestJet air stewardess uttered, loading up my glass with yet more red wine as we soared over Greenland’s icy terrains across to Vancouver, Canada.  Meanwhile, I reclined a comfortable amount as to not completely pee off the gent behind me, posted a few boomerangs swishing about a Champagne glass on insta-stories, and settled on the US Office for my airtime fix. A sucker for leg room, WestJet Premium sure delivers, dispelling the airplane food rumours with its selection of moreish meals! Granted, eating scones with jam and cream at ten in the morning Canadian time – […]

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What to do This Weekend

It’s The Weekend Again, Here’s What To Do With It

However deep in the sand you’ve been burying your head this last few weeks, as soon as it turns December there’s going to be no escaping Christmas. So let’s embrace it instead this weekend. Here’s a selection of what’s going on, and be warned: there’s a lot of...

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