Health & Wellness

11 Top Restaurants for Veganuary

2017 saw the rise of veganism in the UK, and it is now estimated that over 150 thousand people in London identify themselves as a vegan, which will likely increase in 2018. Whether your reason for veganism is ethical, environmental, health or you just want to try it out for Veganuary, we have put together a list of restaurants who are making veganism even more accessible. Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar What: Vegan-Friendly Steakhouse Why: Now hear me out when I say that Waterloo based steakhouse, Gillray’s, is doing a vegan menu, especially when I tell you that it’s actually pretty […]

Openings & Launches

Dalston Japanese Hit Comes To Covent Garden

What’s the story of yakitori at Jidori? The team behind Jidori, the yakitori restaurant in Dalston, have started work on their new venue in Covent Garden. And what’s more, there’s going to be karaoke! Sign us right up, our’s will be a bowl of shiitake mushroom and Bohemian Rhapsody. Yakitori, the popular Japanese street food snack, has taken off out East, so it was only a matter of time before the craze swept into the West End. The new location, on Catherine Street, will see Head Chef Shunta Matsubara adding his unusual twist to yakitori over three floors. Owners Natalie […]


8 Of The Best January Pop-Ups

January is not all doom and gloom, despite what the weather looks like. Even though Christmas is over and your birthday is probably quite far off, it does not mean you should be inside and allowed to mope. With this in mind The Handbook has devised a little list of January pop-ups for you to explore and experience this month. Lumiere Light Festival What: The Lumiere Light Festival Transforms London Why: London is about to be transformed into a piece of art as the Lumiere London light festival returns for a spectacular second edition. A group of artists have collaborated to […]

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9 Ways to Boost Your Health This Month

Here at The Handbook we aren’t going to tell you that to boost your health you need to down green shots and just work out more, although we’re fans of that too. Nope, rather we’ve got nine ways to boost your health this month which include yoga, relaxing, dancing and simply talking. Re:Solutions What: The Only Resolution We Want to Make Why: Unless you’re talking about the festival at Juju, then we don’t want to hear about resolutions. Don’t be healthy because you want to be a new you, you’re great, do it because it makes you feel great and […]

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What to do This Weekend

What To Do This Weekend: 5th – 7th January 2018

Wow, that was the fastest week ever! If they’re all like this then it’ll be June by the end of the month! Well, now you’ve just gotten used to being back at your desk you’ve got to unlearn it all again and embrace the weekend! Life-of-leisure how we’ve missed you! Geffrye Museum What: Farewell Christmas! Why: On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… a bonfire. This Saturday is Epiphany (the twelfth day of Christmas) and the traditional end to the Christmas season involves ritualistic burning of holly and ivy, drinking mulled wine, carol singing, eating […]


We Review: The Waldorf Hilton’s Charleston Tea Dance

What? A Sunday afternoon spent in swinging skirts, learning the Charleston, sipping on Champagne and scoffing down scones (like a lady). New? Far from it. The Waldorf Hilton Tea Dances have been going on for thirty years, and some of their patrons who have been there from the very beginning are still turning up to, ditch their zimmer frames and put on their dancing shoes. Where? At The Waldorf Hilton, Aldwych, WC2B 4DD, The Look: The tea dance takes place in the Palm Court, a core feature of the hotel ever since it opened back in 1908. The room is bright […]

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

Enjoy The January Blues At The Rosebery Lounge

Beat January blues with… the blues! The Rosebery Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park offers one of London’s finest afternoon teas, and from this month with the added backdrop of live music performances ranging from blues, jazz and swing through to soul, funk and pop. Relax into a velvet sofa or wooden armchair by the fire and enjoy the dulcet tones, the perfect accompaniment to one of The Rosebery Lounge’s finest teas. Choose from an extensive selection teas from around the globe, including Oriental Afternoon Blend, Orange Pekoe from Sri Lanka and the Golden Monkey leaf from China. When […]

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Kensington Palace Pavilion Opens at Kensington Palace
Openings & Launches

Kensington Palace Pavilion Opens This Spring

You might have just got over your Christmas parties, but now it is time to start planning your summer events, because it’s never too early and we need something to look forward to anyway. Let us introduce you to a new events space opening up in Kensington. Replacing the Orangery, which is going for the #NewYearNewMe vibe and is currently undergoing a major conservation and building project, The Pavilion is purposely built for events and will feature a unique terrace overlooking the gardens and East façade of the royal home. A first for Kensington Palace, it’ll be covered so the […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

London Says Farewell to The Roof Gardens

Sometimes we have to say goodbye, even if we don’t want to and that time has come, as we have to say farewell to one of London’s most iconic venues: The Roof Gardens in Kensington. For over 35 years, it’s hosted some of the best parties, events and dinners in London, as well as being a home to the legendary flamingos which grace its grounds. The beautiful Spanish garden based on the Alhambra in Granada was also stocked with fish, ducks and in 2016 their bees won them the award for the Best Rooftop Honey at the London Honey Show. […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Masterchefs Cook Up Supper Club With A Twist

Given we’re all just back from Christmas the idea of eating for 24 hours solid doesn’t necessarily sound like a huge challenge, but imagine cooking for 24 hours! That’s exactly what MasterChef losers Billy and Jack will be doing next month as they host a one-off supper club with a difference at Plum + Spilt Milk at the Great Northern Hotel. This extravaganza of food and endurance will mark World Cancer Day, which falls on Sunday 4th February this year, and Billy and Jack will be hitting the kitchen from the 3rd all in an effort to raise £12,000 for […]

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