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The UK’s First Ever National Pizza Day

Tomorrow isn’t just Friday, it’s also the first ever National Pizza Day, because if there was ever a particular day to eat pizza it has to be Friday. To celebrate hundreds of pizzerias around the UK and in London have joined forces to create special one-off pizzas, as well as giving diners 30% off pizza! You can check out if your favourite pizza place is taking part here. Big questions asked on the day will include ‘does pineapple ever have a place on pizza’, we say yes, but brothers Thom and James Elliot of Pizza Pilgrims are having a major […]

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Get Marathon Fit, With Help From Beer

We’ve gotten used to unlikely restaurant pairings, Duck and Waffle now sounds entirely normal, but how about beer and running? No, me neither, but that’s exactly what’s brewing down in Camden Camden Town Brewery’s running club is up and, um, running. And what’s more, it’s entirely free and comes with a pint! The club, suitable for runners of all abilities, will be run by James Poole, the Ultra Marathon runner and founder of AdventRunning. Participants will don shorts and trainers and hit the streets for a fort minutes run. James will be on hand to help and advise, and (most […]

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Tonteria Launch The Thursday Ritual

During Mayan sacrifice rituals, humans were sacrificed to the deities as blood was seen as a source of nourishment and human blood was the ultimate offering to the gods. Taking this idea of a ritual, but most definitely getting rid of the human sacrifice part, Tonteria has launched their new night ‘The Thursday Ritual’ where the most you’ll be sacrificing is your chance for a hangover-free Friday. The Sloane Square club which is based on the Tulum Jungle and the mysterious nature of the Mayans will be hosting the night in association with Arcane Gallery, a luxury womenswear store celebrating […]

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The May Fair’s Enchanted Valentine’s Terrace

It’s Valentine’s Day, woohoo, a day of love, a day of kisses, and swooning at each other. Not strangers, that’s not socially acceptable, I mean we do it anyway, but The Handbook can’t be seen encouraging such odd behaviour. In case you hadn’t guessed this one’s for the lovers, to be fair no one is going to call you out and send you packing if you are not lovers so we shall address this blog to you all. The May Fair hotel has turned its terrace into an enchanting space especially for Valentine’s. Wine and dine your beloved with the […]

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10 Pizza Places for Your Bucket List

Here is some news to brighten up your Monday, this Thursday (9th February) is National Pizza Day! So, to get you ready for what surely will be the best day of the week, we’ve rounded up 10 of our favourite pizza places in London, which you need to visit. Add them to your London bucket list and make sure you visit at least one this week!  

Openings & Launches

temper Turns to Pizza and Opens in Covent Garden

Neil Rankin and Sam Lee are back and this time they are focusing on cured meat pizza, ragu, vermouth and top- quality wines, which sounds rather excellent to us. Following on from temper Soho and City, this third temper will open in Covent Garden, adding to the area’s recent foodie revival. The menu will offer two types of pizza and a range of ragu using game, goat and pork all served with fresh bread of gnocchi. In a temper first, this third site will also be open for breakfast, where you’ll be able to get freshly baked croissants straight from […]

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On The Dak: ‘As Korean As Ban Ki Moon Singing Gangnam Style’

We were already babbling on about On The Bab, and now we’re all hands on dak for their next offering: On The Dak. On The Dak (‘dak’ means chicken in Korean) has just opened in Covent Garden and is doing the same for chicken that sister restaurant On The Bab did for bab (less clear this one, but basically translates as ‘served with rice’). On the corner of Monmouth and Neal Streets and facing Shaftesbury Avenue, the new eatery is serving four flavours of Korean fried chicken, Chitang, a type of Korean chicken soup noodles, Chibun, spicy Korean bbq chicken […]

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London Fashion Week Festival: The Most Stylish Event of the Year

If the last two months have seen you wrapped in festive, garish jumpers, oversized sweaters and elasticated waistbands post-Christmas, now is the time to come out from under your layers and step up your sartorial game. London Fashion Week is back and with it, The British Fashion Council brings you London Fashion Week Festival. Taking place from the 22nd -25th February, the festival will be four fabulous days of designer catwalk shows, shopping and talks. Need a little inspiration? Does your Pinterest style board need some updating? Discover the key trends for Spring/Summer 2018 at the Trend Catwalk shows and then pick up […]

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The American Restaurant That Went South

It’s not a one-way-avenue at Avenue. The restaurant has pivoted from a Contemporary American menu to a modern Asian cuisine fused with a fiery South American twist. The about-turn is a huge change for the St James’s modernist cube of a restaurant. Part of the D&D empire, Avenue has taken their inspiration from the ‘Ring of Fire’, not the Johnny Cash song but the culinary regions in the volcano belt of the Pacific rim. Executive Chef Mickael Weiss will be rolling out his new menu seven days a week and the new dishes include spiced Tuna tartare, tobiko, yuzu emulsion, […]

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Prosecco House: London’s First Prosecco Bar Now Open!

Ladies and gents, it’s here. Last year we told you that Prosecco House was on the way and now it has opened! Didn’t catch it before? Check out all the details below! Finally, someone has sat up and taken notice of our burning desires and quite frankly desperate need. Can you guess what it is, did the bubbles give it away? No? Alright fine I’ll tell you. This February, Prosecco House opens will doors. Yes, all the chilly cold souls, feeling retched after Christmas, can tumble in from as early as eleven am. Work is feeling a little bleak, and […]

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What to do This Weekend: 2nd-4th February

Pinch-punch-first-of-the-month! And double-wahey as it’s very nearly the weekend!! Just a matter of hours and we’ll be counting down the seconds until it’s Friday evening and we can all get outta here! So what are you going to do? Need to plan? Here’s a selection of ideas for making the weekend count!

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Celebrate The End Of Dry January… With A Beer Festival

There’s only one way to celebrate the end of Dry January, with a beer festival. So it’s handy that Craft Beer Rising, the UK’s biggest craft beer festival, returns to East London this month. Get your keg on at Brick Lane’s Old Truman Brewery from the 22nd to 24th February and 175 breweries will be in attendance along with street food and cider! With over 12,000 beer enthusiasts (which is basically everyone) coming along for the three day event Craft Beer Rising promises to be a yeasty extravaganza. Established beer brands there will include Meantime, Sierra Nevada and Oakham Ales […]

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