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Wimble-Done! Where To Watch The Tennis This Summer

It’s that time of year when people start popping up to say ‘it’s Pimms o’clock’ as though they came up with the tagline themselves, we all dust off our tennis whites and wonder why we don’t play all year round and the nation tees itself up for collective disappointment by putting all our championship hopes on some unlikely British wildcard who will, of course, be knocked out in week one. Welcome to Wimbledon 2018. Unless you want to wait in a queue more miserable than Andy Murray’s permafrown, or be trampled to death attempting to reach the bar at an […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Forking Good Food: Farmer J Opens 2nd Restaurant

Farmer J is opening its second London restaurant for all those city-dwellers hungry for a taste of the British fields. With its hearty breakfast Fieldtrays packed with food like hash browns, flank steak and spicy shakshuka, as well as bagels with lox and cream cheese and sourdough goodies from Fortitude Bakery, you won’t be able to walk by on your morning commute without stopping. Lunch each day is cooked with natural ingredients, and 90% of food is made on-site. Charred tofu steak with white miso and whole roasted cauliflower will delight vegans, and it doesn’t hurt that all ingredient are […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Best Supper Clubs and Pop-Ups For You This July

Summer is all about enjoying yourself, indulging and just having fun. Find yourself experiencing London in the best way possible this summer: food, friends and parties! If you enjoy eating, socialising and partying, then supper clubs are probably for you, so here’s a selection of London’s best this month… The Little Blue Door What: Home away from home Why: When the clock strikes 12 for lunchtime, The Little Blue Door is hosting lunch roasts for guests that want to come together. It’s a weekly social event that turns strangers into friends, and friends into family, because you’ll be hanging out […]

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Health & Wellness

Rooftop Yoga Comes to Waterloo

Rooftop yoga, we wanted to call it roga, you know like doga is dog yoga, but apparently roga is running yoga, so we’re settling for rotoga… Whilst we’re waiting for the yogis to adopt that phrase, we’ll tell you about Park Plaza London Waterloo who, a year after they launched, are hosting free rooftop yoga classes on its rooftop terrace this summer. Taking place on Saturday 11th August and Saturday 1st September, the classes will take place at 8am so you can start your weekend feeling rebalanced, revitalised and maybe a tad sleepy. After you can head to the hotel’s […]

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Seasonal & Celebrations

11 Ways to Enjoy Wimbledon

New balls please, it’s Wimbledon again. But rather than joining a queue that stretches to Morden and back, or desperately trying to break through a human wall twenty bodies thick at an SW19 bar, then here are some ideas for you that will be far more sophisticated and enjoyable. Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar London Waterloo (0.3 miles) What: Free Flowing Pimms Why: Wimbledon isn’t Wimbledon without Pimm’s so Gillray’s is letting you swap the bottomless G&Ts in the G&T afternoon tea for free-flowing Pimm’s. Either tuck into a free flowing afternoon tea or strawberries and cream. Go steady though, we all know […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

11 of London’s Best Dim Sum Restaurants

Dim Sum is everywhere right now! Here's some of the best

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Tacos At The Tate (With A Mumford)

The path from international music sensation to taco van driver is well worn, with scores of global megastars making the career move. Oh, actually no, it’s just Marcus Mumford. Gill Meller and Marcus Mumford’s ‘SWSC TACOS’ (South West Social Club Tacos) is rolling up at The Tate for a two week residency starting today and it promises to be a tacco sensation. Joining the Tate Modern’s riverside Summer Terrace, located at the front of the Boilerhouse, SWSC Tacos will be serving some of the finest English ingredients, stuffed into their tacos, from ‘Sylvia’, their trusty 1950’s airstream, including Gloucester Old Spot pork, organically farmed retired […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Beautiful Allotment: Bourne & Hollingsworth Team Launch Summer Pop-Up

We were discussing in the office what happens in an allotment, answers ranged from petty disputes between who has been stealing whose watering can to ‘surely the ideal place to bury a body? Down the allotments’ (for once, I wasn’t the only one to think this). Why the allotment talk? The Handbook isn’t about to swap to growing prize carrots, it’s because the team behind Bourne & Hollingsworth is opening Beautiful Allotment inside the Victorian gardens of the Geffrye Museum. The space will be transformed with day beds, handcrafted potting sheds, BBQ areas, makeshift cocktail bars and handpicked pieces of […]

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What to do This Weekend

Your Weekend And How To Spend It: 29th June – 1st July

Pssst… guess what’s only a day away, guys? THE WEEKEND!!! I know, right? Here’s a smattering of stuff to be getting up to… The Cocktail Trading Co What: More Tea, Vicar? Why: Britain basically runs on tea and booze. So congrats to The Cocktail Trading Company who are here just in time with a combo of the two; it’s a tea party with a difference. Launching on Saturday, The ‘Afternoon Par-Tea’ (geddit?) will take place on Sundays at CTC’s Shoreditch HQ, just off Brick Lane. Hello Cucumber Manwich, a green tea infused Bombay Sapphire Gin, cucumber and Galia melon juice, served long […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

The UK’s Largest Slip N’ Slide is Coming to London

It’s like something out of an obscure dream, everyone’s favourite Bake-Off contestant Selasi sliding down a slippery slope only to serve you a cocktail at the end. But this not a dream, it’s time to get wet and slippery and hurl your slightly sweaty, greased-up body down a 50ft high 120ft long inflatable slide. Vita Coco are beating the heat this summer by bringing the biggest Slip N’Slide in the UK to London for the Lambeth Country Show. It’s completely free, you just have to be over seven. Slip N’ Sliders will get free photos and videos of themselves, so […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Get Ready For The 5th Annual London Bridge Open Kitchen

We might be in the middle of a heatwave, but that shouldn’t stop you making a beeline for the food festival happening this weekend in London Bridge, it’ll be buzzing. This year is the 5th annual feast of London Bridge Open Kitchen, celebrating the best of food and drink from the local area and located right in front of the station so ready to embrace you this weekend with the whiff and a slap of flavourful tastes in the air. The festival will feature all sorts of chefs and kitchen activities, and not only is it out in the open, it’s also […]

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Travel

Ragu, Porticoes and Dissection: 10 Reasons to Visit Bologna

Bologna, home to ragu, the oldest university in the western world and the largest sundial in the world.  The historic capital of the Emilia-Romagna region, Bologna is one half, wide arcaded streets and large piazzas and  the other, cobbled narrow streets. We’ve rounded up ten reasons why you need to visit this city and it isn’t just food…   For Ragu Bologna, the home of spaghetti bolognese you think, but you’d be wrong. Bolognese yes, spaghetti bolognese wrong. It should be fresh tagliatelle and not tainted with herbs and garlic. It’s a simple dish enriched only with a little (or in […]

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