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We Review: Perception Bar’s First Vegan Menu

What: Ravinder Bhogal creates her first vegan menu at Perception Bar as a love letter to her vegan niece. New? Perception Bar host a Dining Series with a different chef for a few months at a time, Ravinder Bhogal’s series began 5th March and will continue until the end of June. Where? W London – Leicester Square, 10 Wardour Street, W1D 6QF www.theperceptionbar.com On the menu: To create the menu Ravinder said: “I have really enjoyed the process of working with vegetables, fruits, grains and pulses without having to rely on the safety blankets of meat and dairy.”  The dishes she came up […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

The Power List: Foodie Destinations Coming to Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station is rapidly transforming; not only into an iconic development of one of the capital’s best-loved buildings, but also into a foodie destination. With Battersea Power Station already proving a draw for locals, the calibre of eateries in the area is likely to be high, so here’s a quick glance at what’s already opened in this former wasteland between Vauxhall and Battersea.

Health & Wellness

10 Of The Best Luxury Retreats Around The World

Life in London is never dull: it’s fun, fast-paced and full of distractions. But it can also be chaotic, wearing and challenging, and it takes more than a yoga class on the Northcote Road to find your inner peace. If you need to hit the reset button hard, a retreat abroad beckons, and whether you’re into strict fitness programmes or your wellness derives from sunshine and spa treatments, we have a guide to some of the best around the world.  

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

And Now For Something Completely Useless From YO! Sushi

In the UK we might have HS2, mini-roundabouts and Piers Morgan, but in Japan they have have an elegant word for these: chindogu. Chindogu, the art of useless inventions, is highly revered in the Land of the Rising Sun, with famous examples including the babygrow that’s also a mop, the hat-mounted loo-roll dispenser for hay-fever sufferers and the tie that’s also an umbrella. Some chindogu have even become household items, the selfie stick, for example, may have been developed as chindogu in 1995, but twenty years later it has became the ubiquitous weapon of choice for swarms of Trafalgar Square […]

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What to do This Weekend

What To Do This Weekend: 16th – 18th March

This weekend there are plenty of events and deliciously naughty treats to entice you out and about. From new Spring pudding menus, to live music, and bottomless brunches. There is no excuse for you not to be a social butterfly and make the most of your days off.

Reviews

We Review: Arthur Hooper’s Vegan Menu

What: Arthur Hooper’s is a European restaurant in London Bridge that takes the hustle and bustle and history of Borough Market and brings it cleanly into the 21st century. No wandering through the stalls and queuing in the cold, Arthur Hooper’s will have you seated in comfortable black leather seats and feasting on deliciously put together dishes. New? While Arthur Hooper’s opened in May last year, its namesake, fruit salesman Arthur Hooper, has a slightly richer history as he occupied 8 Stoney Street back in the days when Queen Victoria ruled. Where? 8 Stoney Street, London Bridge, SE1 9AA www.arthurhoopers.co.uk […]

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Travel

Get 30% Off Your Rail Fare: With An Avocado…

They may have missed out on affordable house prices, free education, gold-plated pension pots and names like Alan, Barbara and Nigel, but the millennials do have one thing: avocados. And now Virgin Trains has made sure that these app-downloading, pre-30-year-old hipsters can have another thing; cheap travel, as long as they bring their weird green, scoopy fruit with them. If you’d been in The Handbook office yesterday morning you’d have probably wondered why everyone under the age of 30 was furiously refreshing their browsers and thumbing their phones and tablets. Not Glastonbury tickets or a new super-hip clothing line being released, […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Caramel London Launches In Knightsbridge

The contemporary American restaurant heading to Knightsbridge

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

K West Live Launches In Shepherds Bush

The world is always crying out for new music, new talent and fresh faces on the music scene. Radio 1 doesn’t half get dull when you’ve heard the same three songs on repeat when you’re at work for eight hours a day. Is it any surprise, then, that luxury hotel K West in Shepherds Bush is launching K West Live? A night dedicated to live music and discovering new talent. The evenings will be held on the third Thursday of every month producing an eclectic mix of new acts and established artists, and the very first of these events is […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Win A Whole Cow With Smith & Wollensky

  Alright folks listen up, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity (okay, maybe a once a month opportunity)! Do you know someone totally Moo Mad? Someone, who hasn’t succumbed to the latest Vegan trend, and doesn’t faint or curl their lip in disgust at the sight of meat? If the answer is yes, then things are about to get very exciting for you. Come the end of March you could be the proud winner of a cow. Yes, a whole cow. Before you start panicking as to whether it will fit in your box room or deliberating whether […]

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